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Loremaster
01-15-2007, 09:44 PM
I would like to know if AO is also so tiring for you. In Poland it starst at 1am until 2pm so it is whole night and boring, I am lucky enough being a student so I can watch it because I don't have much lectures. Last night I watched it whole night and when Safin finished his match I slept like 2,5 hours woke up, went to eat something , and to the univerisity (I was sleeping at the lecture :angel: ) and now I have to study because I have some kind of test tomorrow, but I won't sleep whole night again :( still tennis is more important but I am only able to survive beacuse of coffee. And I think it will get only worse as my fav players are in the opposite half so it's day after day and some great matches to follow, time difference is so bad :(.
But there are only four GS so I can handle it :D, at least USOpen and Wimby are during holiday so I can sleep normally

does anyone also has just problems with coverage ??

zicofirol
01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
yes, in the USA it start at 7,6,5 depends where you are, so I stay from 6 to 4 or 5, but yesterday the cocksuckers at espn showed the serena match and then they showed andy roddick replay instead of safin so I went to sleep at like 4...

scoobs
01-15-2007, 09:49 PM
I had 90 minutes of sleep last night. I stayed up to watch Mauresmo and Federer, found I couldn't sleep so I watched most of Baghdatis and then fell asleep around 05:00 and got up again at just before 06:45 to catch a train.

I've been surprisingly perky today considering and I think I'm up to an hour or so of live coverage tonight before getting some sleep - I want to be up at 08:30 GMT for Murray's match.

This fortnight does kill me but I'm a dedicated little bunny, I totter on.

Adler
01-15-2007, 09:50 PM
I've got a test tomorrow, so I'll be watching and learning. I know it's wrong, but what can you do...

ufokart
01-15-2007, 09:51 PM
Here in Argentina the coverage started at about 9:00 PM on sunday and ended at about 11:00 AM monday (they didn't show matches every hour but i followed them on the scoreboard :p :lol: )
So yeah, it's pretty tiresome.

The good thing is that most of the people are on holidays now, so it isn't THAT bad :lol:

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 09:53 PM
I've got a test tomorrow, so I'll be watching and learning. I know it's wrong, but what can you do...

Me too :wavey: :wavey:
At least it will enable me to learn whole night without risk of fall asleep

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 09:55 PM
No as my sleep is more important;)

t0x
01-15-2007, 09:55 PM
I had an A/S level exam today...

I didn't sleep the night before due to tennis, and the night before I got very little sleep. So yeah, A LOT of Red Bull was needed to get me through that exam!

Smankyou
01-15-2007, 09:56 PM
Now you know how the australians feel for the other 10 months of the year.

scarecrows
01-15-2007, 09:57 PM
I dont have work/study so I can follow the morning matches.
I aint ruining my sleep during night when I have guaranteed at least 4 hours tennis in the morning

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:02 PM
I had an A/S level exam today...

I didn't sleep the night before due to tennis, and the night before I got very little sleep. So yeah, A LOT of Red Bull was needed to get me through that exam!

yeah Red Bull is great, But I don't drink it it ruins your health in express way, after friend of mine told me that she can make it in her chemistry laboratory + some flavour chemicals I don't drink it. She told me that it ruins body. Coffee is also not so good but it's natural. And I drink it only during slams exams so impact on body will be minor.

Adler
01-15-2007, 10:09 PM
learn whole night without risk of fall asleep
Co do mnie... no nie wiem. Przy administracyjnym prawie gospodarczym naprawdę można zasnąć, więc mam nadzieję, że mecze będą ciekawe

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:12 PM
Now you know how the australians feel for the other 10 months of the year.

Exactly. It's only 2 weeks of the year for us, we can cope fine, and actually it's rather exciting being able to watch and follow tennis live into the small hours. OK, this may be the viewpoint of a student who's used to late nights, but I don't usually go all the way through till late morning - I packed it in at 5am today and then didn't get up till early afternoon. I missed some good matches of course, but saw enough to be satisfied.

jes_021
01-15-2007, 10:12 PM
I see it as a sport all on it's own to catch as much tennis live as possible.
Coverage for me starts at 1am till about 1 a 2pm.
I didn't go to bed last night and I'm still doing pretty good at the moment, although I have my recorder set just in case.

TMJordan
01-15-2007, 10:14 PM
When you are a bum like me, it really doenst matter what time the matches are on at.

:banana:

t0x
01-15-2007, 10:16 PM
yeah Red Bull is great, But I don't drink it it ruins your health in express way, after friend of mine told me that she can make it in her chemistry laboratory + some flavour chemicals I don't drink it. She told me that it ruins body. Coffee is also not so good but it's natural. And I drink it only during slams exams so impact on body will be minor.

Damn right! They wanted it banned over here, I only drink it if I reallllly have to and today was one of those days (although the exam was a piece of cake in the end so I maybe could of escaped without it).b

Deboogle!.
01-15-2007, 10:17 PM
No as my sleep is more important;)no shock here but that's what I was going to say :lol:

Sleep > tennis.

in fact, sleep > almost everything :lol:

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:19 PM
Co do mnie... no nie wiem. Przy administracyjnym prawie gospodarczym naprawdę można zasnąć, więc mam nadzieję, że mecze będą ciekawe

ja mam prawoznastwo jutro kolokwium i zasypiam przy tym straszliwie a jeszcze zostało 5 rozdzaiłów do nauczenie :(:(

Clara Bow
01-15-2007, 10:23 PM
I find it much easier to handle with Tivo. Before that, it was a real bear.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Red Bull is practically poison in a can. :o

The best thing to help you stay awake is green tea. Antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins, and it would take six to eight cups of the stuff to get the same amount of caffeine in a single cup of coffee. :yeah: It doesn't sound strong enough to keep you awake, but when that's your only source of caffeine (along with dark chocolate :tape: ), it's potent enough.

(I prefer Japanese green teas over Chinese ones, as the Japanese ones taste more raw/leafy/grain-creamy, whereas the Chinese ones tend to be more acrid/mineral/metallic.)

[/tea rant] :o

I should try this Tea(it sounds good) Thanks for advice:worship:
, maybe it will work for me.(I hope so)
But it's 0.30 am in Poland so I will try it today but later when the coverage will end :devil:

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Red Bull is practically poison in a can. :o

The best thing to help you stay awake is green tea. Antioxidants, bioflavonoids, vitamins, and it would take six to eight cups of the stuff to get the same amount of caffeine in a single cup of coffee. :yeah: It doesn't sound strong enough to keep you awake, but when that's your only source of caffeine (along with dark chocolate :tape: ), it's potent enough.

(I prefer Japanese green teas over Chinese ones, as the Japanese ones taste more raw/leafy/grain-creamy, whereas the Chinese ones tend to be more acrid/mineral/metallic.)

[/tea rant] :o

Green tea with ginseng will do it every time;)

Adler
01-15-2007, 10:26 PM
ja mam prawoznastwo jutro kolokwium i zasypiam przy tym straszliwie a jeszcze zostało 5 rozdzaiłów do nauczenie :(:(
tjaa... lex specialis derogat legi generali, normy i te sprawy... u nas na 1. terminie poległa na tym większość roku, a teraz to się wydaje takie odległe. No nic, powodzenia życzę i mam nadzieję, że o 1szej nie zobaczymy jakiegoś WTA, bo wtedy to nawet kawa nie pomoże (a pierwsza już poszła)

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:26 PM
no shock here but that's what I was going to say :lol:

Sleep > tennis.

in fact, sleep > almost everything :lol:

I can only think of one thing I would lose my sleep over:angel:

Deboogle!.
01-15-2007, 10:28 PM
I can only think of one thing I would lose my sleep over:angel::haha: Well I can think of several things...but tennis isn't one of them :lol:

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:28 PM
I can only think of one thing I would lose my sleep over:angel:

They didn't kick you out of the Navy for it, did they? :p ;)

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:29 PM
They didn't kick you out of the Navy for it, did they? :p ;)

His name is Steve;) How are you Seng? Enjoying the tennis I read.

The Undertaker
01-15-2007, 10:33 PM
In my country it starts at 1 a.m., so i watched Roddick, Federer, Mauresmo and some of Bagdatis match before falling to sleep around 5.30. Woke up around 9.30 and then watched some more before going to University. Tonight im going to sleep, but i`ll wake around 7pm to see Blake, Hewitt and Molik.

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:35 PM
His name is Steve;) How are you Seng? Enjoying the tennis I read.

Not bad to start things off with a 20-18 tiebreak last night, as the first live tennis I've seen since the DC final it brought back those familiar heart-pumping moments that make tennis such a joy. Ah, I could write a book on this, it seems!

I have one meeting to attend tomorrow then I can enjoy the rest of the AO.

Clara Bow
01-15-2007, 10:35 PM
:haha: Well I can think of several things...but tennis isn't one of them :lol:

Since you will be practicing law shortly, you'd better get used to sleep deprivation. ;)

I can only think of one thing I would lose my sleep over

:lol: We are more of a morning glory household. It's a great way to go to work in a good mood. :angel:

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:36 PM
Getting racy this evening, aren't we ladies?!

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:38 PM
tjaa... lex specialis derogat legi generali, normy i te sprawy... u nas na 1. terminie poległa na tym większość roku, a teraz to się wydaje takie odległe. No nic, powodzenia życzę i mam nadzieję, że o 1szej nie zobaczymy jakiegoś WTA, bo wtedy to nawet kawa nie pomoże (a pierwsza już poszła)

Dzięki naszczescie to kolokwium nie egazmin wiec nie bedzie źle. U mnie też już kawa jedna poszła. I napewno zobaczy najpierw WTA przeciez WTA to miłość eurosportu, wedle planu gier Sharapova - Pin , albo Ivanovi - King, mam nadzieje ze to pierwsze to potrwa jakies 50 minut najdłużej

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:39 PM
Since you will be practicing law shortly, you'd better get used to sleep deprivation. ;)



:lol: We are more of a morning glory household. It's a great way to go to work in a good mood. :angel:

Getting racy this evening, aren't we ladies?!

Well since I am out of the house by 6am before anyone else is up....:p

Only way to be Seng- life is all about laughter,loves and friendship for me. Tennis is fun too though. I can't wait to read your book;)

Clara Bow
01-15-2007, 10:41 PM
Getting racy this evening, aren't we ladies?!

Sorry, pre-AO coverage jitters.

As a tangent to this topic- what would be the best time zone to watch all Grand Slams? Wound it be something like GMT?

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:41 PM
An admirable triptych of ls Sue, I'd have to say that all three of them are a work in progress for me.

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:42 PM
:haha: My ex and I were too lazy and could never get up that early; we'd just opt for night, 'cause we'd both roll over and go to sleep afterwards anyway. :p Mornings were for those luxury days when we had the same day off. :devil:

And this is a medical fact: men go straight to sleep or at least get sleepy and women want to talk. So you're lucky, you both can go straight to sleep :angel: I love hijacking threads:p I need tennis on my tv now!

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:43 PM
Sorry, pre-AO coverage jitters.

Never apologise;) Just keep chatting away. :hug:

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:44 PM
An admirable triptych of ls Sue, I'd have to say that all three of them are a work in progress for me.

It will come. Enjoy what you have and what you have to look forward too;)

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:45 PM
It will come. Enjoy what you have and what you have to look forward too;)

I'll also enjoy the moment when I improve my grasp of English and realise that friendship doesn't begin with an l. That's what you get for trying to sound clever. :o

You don't earn a little on the side as a writer of fortune cookies, by any chance?

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:48 PM
And this is a medical fact: men go straight to sleep or at least get sleepy and women want to talk. So you're lucky, you both can go straight to sleep :angel: I love hijacking threads:p I need tennis on my tv now!

only 10minutes to wait more :worship:

Ah I forgot I also love light coffe with nuttella it tastes great

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:48 PM
And this is a medical fact: men go straight to sleep or at least get sleepy and women want to talk. So you're lucky, you both can go straight to sleep :angel: I love hijacking threads:p I need tennis on my tv now!

Does this mean that women in lesbian relationships never get any sleep at all? This lack of shut-eye could have a detrimental effect on the economy if the lesbian population were to increase.

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:50 PM
I'll also enjoy the moment when I improve my grasp of English and realise that friendship doesn't begin with an l. That's what you get for trying to sound clever. :o

You don't earn a little on the side as a writer of fortune cookies, by any chance?

:haha: No but my husband is a writer and I have to proofread all his stuff before he sends it in. Now that is love for ya :lol: I come by all this naturally;)
I take care of a lot of dying folks-it makes me appreciate life etc a lot more.
And the way some folks handle illness is very affirming but enough of this stuff :silly: Tennis anyone?

Deboogle!.
01-15-2007, 10:51 PM
Since you will be practicing law shortly, you'd better get used to sleep deprivation. ;)Not the kind of law I'm going to practice! :rocker2: Viva 9-6 work days! :cool: :lol: :haha:

Marcus1979
01-15-2007, 10:51 PM
starts at 10 am so I am fine :angel:

Hrastar
01-15-2007, 10:52 PM
Yes sir!

I used to study today, but instead I was checking what is the best thing to bet...and now I'm going to follow...and go to bed at 6 am (CET), wake up at 11h, and then again...

I'm a lousy student as you can see :o

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:52 PM
:haha: No but my husband is a writer and I have to proofread all his stuff before he sends it in. Now that is love for ya :lol: I come by all this naturally;)
I take care of a lot of dying folks-it makes me appreciate life etc a lot more.
And the way some folks handle illness is very affirming but enough of this stuff :silly: Tennis anyone?

The greatest moments in life can come while we wait for great things to start.

See, I could write 'em too! :D

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:54 PM
The greatest moments in life can come while we wait for great things to start.

See, I could write 'em too! :D

:worship: something tells me I am going to have Maria on my tv:(

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:55 PM
On the plus side, we'd have more people interested in whale watching and sign language. ;)

So those are particularly notable lesbian pursuits, then? Hmm, that's a bit of an eye-opener. In your experience do gay men have a similar affinity for a certain marine life-form?

I have to see how far off-topic I can go before coverage starts...

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 10:56 PM
Forget Girls , they have talent to make make easy things look difficult,
My ex couldn't understand why I spend so much time on tennis court ( iam training about 2h a day) and why I waste so much time on WFB(Warhammer Fanatsy Battles) At first everything was ok she didn't complain but after some time it became so annoying that I decided to leave her. It is much more fun now:worship:

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 10:56 PM
"... in bed." :angel:

ROTL I do that with all my fortune cookies too:o You are never to young or old.

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 10:58 PM
Forget Girls , they have talent to make make easy things look difficult,
My ex couldn't understand why I spend so much time on tennis court ( iam training about 2h a day) and why I waste so much time on WFB(Warhammer Fanatsy Battles) At first everything was ok she didn't complain but after some time it became so annoying that I decided to leave her. It is much more fun now:worship:

In the long run you'll want that complaining back again at some point.... I have to say I'm with her on Warhammer as well, I could never get the appeal of that. Having to assemble those models with mind-numbing attention to detail, and then you can't have any fun with them afterwards unlike similar role-playing games.

Howard
01-15-2007, 11:01 PM
I live on the US east coast, so yes it’s killing me. I don’t know why they can’t play the AO in Miami Beach, Florida. The weather in Miami Beach in the winter is about the same as Melbourne in the summer and the women are way hotter. Plus the Serbs and Croats are generally too stoned to fight. Seems like a no-brainer

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:01 PM
Yes sir!

I used to study today, but instead I was checking what is the best thing to bet...and now I'm going to follow...and go to bed at 6 am (CET), wake up at 11h, and then again...

I'm a lousy student as you can see :o

Me too I am betting maniac , but yesterday was my good day Fish earned me 200$ and Querrey 100$ and some 50$ from some safe Bets.

Today I bet on 40$ on : Ginepri, Wawrinka Benneteau, Vliegen, Mirnyi, Santoro in single bet so If everything will be correct I will earn about 500$ :eek: :eek: and if not I have saved this 40$ with some 100% picks

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Tennis time :banana: I will be back when and if I have anything interesting to say;)

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:02 PM
:lol: I'm not knowledgeable about notable lesbian pursuits (apart from the obvious one ;)), but the sign language quip comes from this video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=uSCZKb-RbyY

As for gay men, who knows! As interested as they are in "dorks" all the gay men I've dated have been nowhere near as interested in marine life as I've been, but then again, I'm studying marine life at uni at the moment. :lol:

You shouldn't be that knowledgeable about the obvious pursuit in your position, should you? ;)

I thought of being a marine biologist when I was about half my present age, but the combination of my dislike for water and my inability to swim made it seem a rather unrealistic prospect.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:09 PM
In the long run you'll want that complaining back again at some point.... I have to say I'm with her on Warhammer as well, I could never get the appeal of that. Having to assemble those models with mind-numbing attention to detail, and then you can't have any fun with them afterwards unlike similar role-playing games.

I know I will want complaning back but now the break sounds good. I like Warhammer for gaming more, I am went to tournaments and so on maybe that's why it was so annoying for her, in Poland there are about 2 tournaments a week , after all Polish team won European Championship in WFB.
But you know I am still young enought to have fun now ;) like watching tennis for 2 weeks without break. There is time for serious relationship

OK it started ,
But Again it is WTA :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I don't know why Eurosport is so WTA crazy(unless Maria Kirilenko, Hantuchova , Golovin plays) but Sharapova is not so nice on court she looks much better off court, and her utfit is ugly today

Horatio Caine
01-15-2007, 11:09 PM
I can't watch it, but being able to follow what is going on makes revision more bearable! :D

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 11:11 PM
No tennis yet? Oh well. Hurry up and wait.

Viken01
01-15-2007, 11:12 PM
yeah it's the same here... it's very tiring and i have an exam tomorrow :(

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:16 PM
I know I will want complaning back but now the break sounds good. I like Warhammer for gaming more, I am went to tournaments and so on maybe that's why it was so annoying for her, in Poland there are about 2 tournaments a week , after all Polish team won European Championship in WFB.
But you know I am still young enought to have fun now ;) like watching tennis for 2 weeks without break. There is time for serious relationship

OK it started ,
But Again it is WTA :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I don't know why Eurosport is so WTA crazy(unless Maria Kirilenko, Hantuchova , Golovin plays) but Sharapova is not so nice on court she looks much better off court, and her utfit is ugly today

Oh indeedy, now is the time to make hay as far as irresponsible tennis viewing is concerned. But the AO is one of those events that you can probably keep on watching irrespective of female consent as it's in the middle of the night, it's the other three Slams on during daylight hours that you have to worry about. ;)

WTASport have a contract with the women's tour, ergo the saturation-level WTA coverage. I remember I first started following tennis outside the Slams regularly during the European indoor season of 2001 when Eurosport covered nearly every ATP event thoroughly, Lyon, Stockholm, Vienna, Basel... they even had decent coverage from Barcelona which they don't now.

It depresses me no end to think that I share a birthday with Sharapova, I wonder what else we might have in common that I'm not aware of.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:17 PM
yeah it's the same here... it's very tiring and i have an exam tomorrow :(

Welcome in Club of those who have exam tommorow

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:18 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.

scarecrows
01-15-2007, 11:20 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.

yeah, pretty quiet

but seems too hot, people dont wanna get all glowing and sweating already

scoobs
01-15-2007, 11:21 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.


:rolleyes: No you di'int! :lol:

cobalt60
01-15-2007, 11:22 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.
:haha: It might not even last an hour.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:24 PM
Oh indeedy, now is the time to make hay as far as irresponsible tennis viewing is concerned. But the AO is one of those events that you can probably keep on watching irrespective of female consent as it's in the middle of the night, it's the other three Slams on during daylight hours that you have to worry about. ;)

WTASport have a contract with the women's tour, ergo the saturation-level WTA coverage. I remember I first started following tennis outside the Slams regularly during the European indoor season of 2001 when Eurosport covered nearly every ATP event thoroughly, Lyon, Stockholm, Vienna, Basel... they even had decent coverage from Barcelona which they don't now.

It depresses me no end to think that I share a birthday with Sharapova, I wonder what else we might have in common that I'm not aware of.

It seems that he have many in common ;)

I am happy to follow almost all tennis, because Eurosport shows three GS some ATP tournaments (Doha, Dubai, San Jose , Quenns, Vienna) but luckily in Poland there is private national broadcaster who shows all TMS, some other ATP tournaments (the showed Kooyong and Auckland so far because it is first season they shows normal ATP tournaments ) + Wimbledon + TMC

Metis
01-15-2007, 11:27 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.

:lol:

One of the commentators on Star Sports is a good friend of Sharapova. I love it how she is trying to find excuses for Maria's grunting, her father's behavior and other things that people criticize her for. :lol:

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:28 PM
Legions of male fans and a signature perfume? ;)

Oh, and re. your Pin joke: you're only allowed one of those per Slam. :p

She couldn't work her mobile phone during the trophy ceremony when she won Wimbledon back in 04, I can't work mine either.... the similarities are mounting. My male fans have yet to reveal themselves to me though, and I can live with it if they don't. ;)

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:28 PM
Is the atmosphere in the stadium quiet for Sharapova's match, Eurosport viewers? Because I can guarantee over the next hour you'll be able to hear a Pin being dropped.

Please, don't write in.


I hope It will end as fast as possible , Pin lacks power I don't know how you can strike ball with such "huge" power. Even I being amateur would have no problems with beating her, and her serve is "Roddick alike"
Bring some Men's tennis on !! Now !!

Adler
01-15-2007, 11:31 PM
Maria's got nice outfit. But USO 2005 outfit was the best. That's all I have to say, cause the match is... you know... boring

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:32 PM
:lol:

One of the commentators on Star Sports is a good friend of Sharapova. I love it how she is trying to find excuses for Maria's grunting, her father's behavior and other things that people criticize her for. :lol:

I hate the grunting(it's the most annoying grunting I have ever heard) That's why I have sound off. If she is screaming like this on court I didn't want to know how loud she is in bed:devil:

OH NO !! She was broken what a mess, It could be long match :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: but broke again. Gonna love WTA matches all this drama, all this breaks

Still don't like his outfit, Nike spring is so bad , I hate pale colours. The best Women's outfir in History is 2006 Kirilenko's , but her 2007 isn't anywhere as good as 2006 :( :(

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:36 PM
Ironically enough, I'll bet she's as quiet as a church mouse in that, uh, rather more intimate setting. These blonde toothpicks aren't remotely attractive though, and the look seems to be proliferating. Yesterday I saw a shot of Vaidisova from behind and there was almost nothing to distinguish her from Sharapova, besides from perhaps a little more flesh on the shoulders. The same long hair dismissively flicked away, the same irritatingly imperious gait, the same garish and flimsy dress.... identikit stuff.

scoobs
01-15-2007, 11:38 PM
And virtually the same style of play. Hit hard and if that doesn't work, hit harder.

Shabazza
01-15-2007, 11:41 PM
I'm with you - I'm such an irresponsible student during a GS...:o
I'm just counting the time till Nadal vs Kendrick starts (I'm actually trying to study in the meantime). I couldn't care less about a first round match involving Sharapova. :yawn:

btw.: Way to make a chat thread in the GS-section, without getting it moved! :yeah:

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:41 PM
And virtually the same style of play. Hit hard and if that doesn't work, hit harder.

That too. In fact that's rather more important than a similarity in their looks, before I wander too far down the path of shallowness. Ah, give me the endearing grunt and combative attitude of Fran Schiavone anyday, now that woman is pure entertainment.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:44 PM
Ironically enough, I'll bet she's as quiet as a church mouse in that, uh, rather more intimate setting. These blonde toothpicks aren't remotely attractive though, and the look seems to be proliferating. Yesterday I saw a shot of Vaidisova from behind and there was almost nothing to distinguish her from Sharapova, besides from perhaps a little more flesh on the shoulders. The same long hair dismissively flicked away, the same irritatingly imperious gait, the same garish and flimsy dress.... identikit stuff.

Maybe she is quiet , I always found it hard to understand how Nadal is so explosive on court and so shy off court it was strange for me.
Yeah I agree about Sharapova and Vaidisova and I don't understand why she is loved my men. There tons of girls like that. That;s why I like to watch Kirilenko she is awesome on really nice off cout, Golovin and Hantuchova(she looks like first class model ).

Metis
01-15-2007, 11:45 PM
That too. In fact that's rather more important than a similarity in their looks, before I wander too far down the path of shallowness. Ah, give me the endearing grunt and combative attitude of Fran Schiavone anyday, now that woman is pure entertainment.

Schiavone is so much fun to watch for her tennis and her temperament. :)
Pity she doesn't go deep enough so that we can see her matches on TV more often.

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:47 PM
Tati certainly isn't tatty, that slightly odd nose is an endearing trait.

My oh my, what a wait for men's coverage can do to us MTFers....

tangerine_dream
01-15-2007, 11:48 PM
A lot of health nuts in here, that's good to see. Nobody does speed anymore? :tape: Espresso/Cappuccino or Red Bull was my choice of poison in college when doing all-nighters.

AO's a killa but it's not as bad as Wimbledon. Wimbledon is worse because the coverage here is practically all day and then all night, and then there are extras like the Breakfast at Wimbledon and nightly recap/preview shows (AO doesn't have previews or recaps; I wish they did), plus they insist on showing a lot more women's matches than AO does.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:48 PM
That too. In fact that's rather more important than a similarity in their looks, before I wander too far down the path of shallowness. Ah, give me the endearing grunt and combative attitude of Fran Schiavone anyday, now that woman is pure entertainment.

That's why I don't like WTA 99% of players play the same hit hard, harder and harder and who is stronger/more lucky wins. That's why I love to watch players like Hingis or Radwanska play because they care about point construction and tactic to win matches, I love when they kick ass of these hard hitters. Schiavone is also nice to watch :worship:

Adler
01-15-2007, 11:49 PM
Tati is adorable. She's not looking you know as an ideal of beauty, but she appears to be funny and intelligent, and she certainly knows how to dress well

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:49 PM
Schiavone is so much fun to watch for her tennis and her temperament. :)
Pity she doesn't go deep enough so that we can see her matches on TV more often.

I can think of few WTA players in the history of the game who have been caught by their national TV miming oral sex to their partner in the crowd during a match. And few ATP players as well, come to that.

Adler
01-15-2007, 11:50 PM
Wowowow, tell us more about it :)

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:51 PM
A lot of health nuts in here, that's good to see. Nobody does speed anymore? :tape: Espresso/Cappuccino or Red Bull was my choice of poison in college when doing all-nighters.

AO's a killa but it's not as bad as Wimbledon. Wimbledon is worse because they insist on showing a lot more women's matches than AO does.

Yes, that 7am start must be a real killer for you. :p

Adler
01-15-2007, 11:51 PM
Damn, Sharapova's struggling. You're supposed to finish match early to let Rafa enter the court goddamit...

Sjengster
01-15-2007, 11:53 PM
Wowowow, tell us more about it :)

Oh, I only found out by chance when I popped over to WTAWorld briefly... I think it was during Wimbledon last year, she made some gesture with her tongue and was talking about what they were going to do afterwards. Eating was apparently involved... Franny had her own interpretation of that phrase when confronted by Italian TV. :o

Metis
01-15-2007, 11:56 PM
I can think of few WTA players in the history of the game who have been caught by their national TV miming oral sex to their partner in the crowd during a match. And few ATP players as well, come to that.

:eek: :lol: I didn't know about that! When did it happen and who was it addressed to?

EDIT: Never mind, I just saw your post above.

Loremaster
01-15-2007, 11:57 PM
A lot of health nuts in here, that's good to see. Nobody does speed anymore? :tape: Espresso/Cappuccino or Red Bull was my choice of poison in college when doing all-nighters.

AO's a killa but it's not as bad as Wimbledon. Wimbledon is worse because the coverage here is practically all day and then all night which includes the Breafast at Wimbledon and nightly recap shows (AO doesn't have previews or recaps; I wish they did), plus they insist on showing a lot more women's matches than AO does.

I have drunk one strong coffee so far and one light with nutella. You know cofee is not that bad for health but I guess Green Tea is much better.


Wimbledon is piece of cake , there is no night session there and It is the same time as mine so I enjoy Wimbledon.

I have noticed that Maria breasts are a little bit bigger than last year :devil:

Adler
01-15-2007, 11:59 PM
Another coffee is on its way...

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 12:01 AM
Tati is adorable. She's not looking you know as an ideal of beauty, but she appears to be funny and intelligent, and she certainly knows how to dress well

exactly my thoughts , Tati is the girl you want to have as a girlfriend :worship: :worship:

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:04 AM
I have noticed that Maria breasts are a little bit bigger than last year :devil:

I think it's her outfit that's tight in the stomach area and gives that impression and maybe she's wearing a different bra. :D

JustJames
01-16-2007, 12:04 AM
It's 01:00 and im already feeling :yawn:

This Grosjean/Rochus match is not getting anymore enthralling, though at least Rochus is now managing to string together more than two groundstrokes per rally, he produced 13 unforced errors in the first half of the first set :smash:

SwissMister1
01-16-2007, 12:04 AM
Actually, not that bad for me - I watch the Open on my computer/TV all night, then go straight to work, then sleep, then wake up and do it again. Even fit in playing tennis today. Much better than avoiding the internet all day at work and having to tape all the matches for viewing when I get home for RG/Wimbledon. My girlfriend is probably going to put a stop to all this by the second week, but by then there arent as many matches anyway...

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:11 AM
Meanwhile, Nalbandian chokes and loses the 1st set. Anyone surprised?

JustJames
01-16-2007, 12:12 AM
Ok...I look back over and Grosjean is signing autographs..Rochus must have retired. I can't say im unduly dissatisfied. ;)

scoobs
01-16-2007, 12:12 AM
Rochus has retired now anyway.

scoobs
01-16-2007, 12:12 AM
Meanwhile, Nalbandian chokes and loses the 1st set. Anyone surprised?

i'm going to go with "no"...

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 12:14 AM
Ginepri is playing with my nerves , he is ivolved in every men's bet , but he lost first set 6-4 at least he is 4-1 up in second

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:14 AM
Nalbandian served for the set at 5-4. Then, he was 5:2 in TB. What else should be said...

JustJames
01-16-2007, 12:15 AM
Lovely, the next match on court 6 is a woman who's name sounds like dildo..oh and there is now a heat break.

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:15 AM
A lot of health nuts in here, that's good to see. Nobody does speed anymore? :tape: Espresso/Cappuccino or Red Bull was my choice of poison in college when doing all-nighters.

AO's a killa but it's not as bad as Wimbledon. Wimbledon is worse because the coverage here is practically all day and then all night, and then there are extras like the Breakfast at Wimbledon and nightly recap/preview shows (AO doesn't have previews or recaps; I wish they did), plus they insist on showing a lot more women's matches than AO does.

J'T and I prefer the au natural asian approach to hyping ourselves up.
And goodness Seng- still talking about so called tennis traits?:p

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 12:17 AM
J'T and I prefer the au natural asian approach to hyping ourselves up.
And goodness Seng- still talking about so called tennis traits?:p

Oh, I do like me traits, Susan. And it's "Sjeng", BTW. :p

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:18 AM
Oh, I do like me traits, Susan. And it's "Sjeng", BTW. :p

Oops me tired;) And it is Sue btw, really :hug:

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:19 AM
Lovely, the next match on court 6 is a woman who's name sounds like dildo..oh and there is now a heat break.

Are you talking about Eleni? How do you know how her name sounds, do you speak Greek? :smash: :mad:

:lol:

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 12:20 AM
Oops me tired;) And it is Sue btw, really :hug:

Yes, I know, I was momentarily joshing you. ;)

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 12:20 AM
That's why I don't bet on Nalbandian, he has head problems , he lost to Pless in Chennai , so Tipsarevic is more difficult for him
Ginepri wasted tons of BPs but still 4-2 up. If he loose I will kill Xristos he said he is in form of his life I don't want to loose so much money :devil:

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:21 AM
Sharapova is really playing on my nerves. She definitely wants me to learn for the exam more. Or maybe she just wants to pull a Federer and play a longer but controlled warm-up match

JustJames
01-16-2007, 12:24 AM
Are you talking about Eleni? How do you know how her name sounds, do you speak Greek? :smash: :mad:

:lol:


I was referring to the way I would pronounce it :p And no I don't speak Greek..I've never even been to Greece. :sad:

Yes i was talking about Eleni Daniilidou...I'm not is ignorent as I sounded ;) :lol:

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 12:25 AM
Damn, 'cause I had something to confess... :sobbing: ... :bolt:

And yeah, I may not be the best judge of such things but those blonde cookie-cutter players are ho-hum to me. As I said in another thread, the most attractive blonde is definitely Craybas. :hearts:

You don't like Makiri :(


What a suffering from Sharapova :help: :help: :help: :help:
She is break down in second , WTF !! I what Men's tennis not his amateurs :mad: :mad: :mad:

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:31 AM
Wow, Sharapova has stopped screaming. She really is in trouble...

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:35 AM
:lol: Coffee is natural, but it's just so much caffeine! It's something one doesn't notice until one is off it for awhile. Although I've always loved its smell I've never enjoyed the taste, so whenever I do have a bit of coffee I'm shaking and bouncing off the walls. :tape: I'll never understand how my mother manages to drink a couple large cups of it daily, considering she's a good deal shorter and tinier than I am.

Hubs is of turkish/greek descent or ascent;) as he drinks it all day and night.:lol:
No problems Sjengster;)

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 12:37 AM
Hmm... if he was of Turkish/Greek ascent, wouldn't that mean that his offspring are going to be Turkish/Greek in the future?

No love lost between those two nations, of course. At last year's AO Frew McMillan praised Baghdatis during a match and added, "It would be rather inappropriate to call him a young Turk, but...."

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:40 AM
:lol: Coffee is natural, but it's just so much caffeine! It's something one doesn't notice until one is off it for awhile. Although I've always loved its smell I've never enjoyed the taste, so whenever I do have a bit of coffee I'm shaking and bouncing off the walls. :tape: I'll never understand how my mother manages to drink a couple large cups of it daily, considering she's a good deal shorter and tinier than I am.

:lol: That happens to me if I drink it in the morning or on an empty stomach (or when I have more than 2 cups). Have you tried drinking it after a meal when your stomach is full? I absolutely love having coffee after lunch. :lick:

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:41 AM
Hmm... if he was of Turkish/Greek ascent, wouldn't that mean that his offspring are going to be Turkish/Greek in the future?

No love lost between those two nations, of course. At last year's AO Frew McMillan praised Baghdatis during a match and added, "It would be rather inappropriate to call him a young Turk, but...."

Easier to just call us jewish ;) I meant ascent = high as in caffeine high. :sobbing: :p

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:41 AM
sweets are great after a bigger meal

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 12:42 AM
Oh, I getcha. I really need to do something other than sit in front of this screen....

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:43 AM
:hearts: I want to travel to Turkey so badly. :drool: But then I'm enamored of any portion of land bordering/in the Mediterranean, be it Sicily or the Catalunyan coast or North Africa.

:yeah: My side of the family is russian/moroccan. To say our kids are mutts is an understatement. Ok word has it the heat will be calling off all play unless you are playing on a roofed court.

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 12:45 AM
Oh, I getcha. I really need to do something other than sit in front of this screen....

me too except that ESPN2 was showing women's college basketball.

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:46 AM
Camille Pin won the 2nd set. :eek: :yeah: Though somehow I think that Maria will run away with the 3rd.

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:47 AM
This is just great. Now they'll show us this match to the damn end

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:48 AM
Tpisy ripps the 2nd set of Nalbandian

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Camille Pin won the 2nd set. :eek: :yeah: Though somehow I think that Maria will run away with the 3rd.

So my pun was not only bad but wrong. I still agree with you, though, that the Pin will eventually drop at some stage.

scoobs
01-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Camille Pin won the 2nd set. :eek: :yeah: Though somehow I think that Maria will run away with the 3rd.

Maria is physically struggling - it may not be all that simple.

The AO is killing her right now - she's panting for breath after every point.

Sunset of Age
01-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Bah, man, AO really IS killing me, now.

It's 2:50 Am where I live, still waiting for Rafa...

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 12:50 AM
:worship: :worship: ok WTAsports switched to Guccione , better than Sharapova

Adler
01-16-2007, 12:51 AM
First game of the 3rd set and Nalbandian got broken to love. Words can't describe it

Naide
01-16-2007, 12:52 AM
ahhhhhhhhhhhh masha

Metis
01-16-2007, 12:52 AM
First game of the 3rd set and Nalbandian got broken to love. Words can't describe it

The worst part is that he was up a break in both 1st and 2nd sets. :smash:

MariaV
01-16-2007, 12:56 AM
Shortly - YES.

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:21 AM
Man, Camille Pin is not giving up easily!

Volcanic Tennis
01-16-2007, 01:22 AM
Yes :sobbing: I went to bed at midnight yesterday, and got five and a half hours. Tonight, if the tennis keeps me up, I'll be beat tomorrow...
I'm hoping for a snowstorm :tape:

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 01:28 AM
Sharapova help help help

Adler
01-16-2007, 01:31 AM
LOL at what Sharapova's doing

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:33 AM
As much as I wanted this match to end early in order to watch Nadal's match, I must admit I am enjoying Pin's fight. :yeah:

scarecrows
01-16-2007, 01:34 AM
As much as I wanted this match to end early in order to watch Nadal's match, I must admit I am enjoying Pin's fight.

no matches will start after the matches that are being played now

Adler
01-16-2007, 01:36 AM
First Sharapova, then Tipsarevic... potential chokers everywhere

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:36 AM
no matches will start after the matches that are being played now

I think that they are going to close the roof and then have the rest of the matches played in RLA and the VA.

Sunset of Age
01-16-2007, 01:39 AM
I think that they are going to close the roof and then have the rest of the matches played in RLA and the VA.

I hope they'll keep the line-up the way it was intended... waiting for Rafa to play for HOURS now. :mad:

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:39 AM
...and Nalby has broken back twice in the 3rd :lol:

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:41 AM
I hope they'll keep the line-up the way it was intended... waiting for Rafa to play for HOURS now. :mad:

I'm pretty sure they will. The Center Court matches have priority :)

MariaV
01-16-2007, 01:41 AM
I think that they are going to close the roof and then have the rest of the matches played in RLA and the VA.

Yes, that's what the commentators said.

Rafa should play after they've closed the roof.

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 01:45 AM
Ginepri recovered from break down in 4th and win the set to level the match
2-2 in sets

*Viva Chile*
01-16-2007, 01:46 AM
First Sharapova, then Tipsarevic... potential chokers everywhere

Not chokers, but the sun and the heat is really killing the players today.

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:53 AM
Good God, I forgot there is no tiebreak... :scared:

...and so did Maria. She asked the umpire when she heard 0-15 !!!!

atheneglaukopis
01-16-2007, 01:54 AM
:lol: Nalbandian never starts playing until he has to stay in the match. Down two breaks in the third, recovers that, then down 0-40 at 5-5, and now leads 6-1 in the tiebreak.

Adler
01-16-2007, 01:55 AM
Pin will now serve for the match
Nalby survives

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 01:55 AM
I've some new tips which I found out tonight to survive ;)

- some bananas can Gave you much energy , and they are great for body so if someone is hungry I think is the best way and they give some power
- cold soda water (maybe with ice ) or even such even better such special water with minerals (100% healthy and natural my gym coach sad so) is great

Metis
01-16-2007, 01:55 AM
I can't believe Nalby got the set :lol:

atheneglaukopis
01-16-2007, 01:57 AM
I can't believe he got the set :lol:It's crazy. He does this all the time, and he fools us (or at least me) every time. Wow, N's going to lose in straights :eek:...Dang. :worship:

jeahhh!
01-16-2007, 01:57 AM
haha maria is red like a lobster

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 01:58 AM
The are playing under roof on Vodafone arena
Maria really suffering right there

Adler
01-16-2007, 02:00 AM
But she manages to break back, it's 7 all

Metis
01-16-2007, 02:01 AM
:smash:

Carlita
01-16-2007, 02:02 AM
I think it's unfair to those playing now.... if they won't start new matches because of the heat...the should stop those who are playing atm....it's not like they don't run risks:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Ridiculous!

Adler
01-16-2007, 02:03 AM
Nalby breaks. Wait and you'll see him winning this one :D

Sjengster
01-16-2007, 02:07 AM
And this my friends, apart from the 1 and 0 beatdowns, is the other reason why you should never follow women's tennis: when an upset is on the cards, the underdog will invariably squander their chances miserably. Ave, Maria!

Adler
01-16-2007, 02:08 AM
Lots of ups and downs today. Fortune is tricky bitch, can deceive you painfully

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 02:13 AM
Nalbandian is on the way to win this one double break, it remind me his first match against Udomchoke last year he was also 2 sets to love down in 1st round.

Sharapova won, and she deserves credit he was in such pain. But even greater credit to Pin for such fight

Ginepri won epic in 5 sets , he was break down in 4th, and then when serving for match Almagro had two Bps.

Adler
01-16-2007, 02:15 AM
Nalby heading for a bagel

Carlita
01-16-2007, 02:16 AM
no livescores in GM :p this thread is turning into one :lol: then it will be moved at one point.....

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 02:21 AM
Yeah it is good idea not to livescore here it. The thread would be more clear to read.

I've drunken 2 cups of coffee and feels pretty good, but bananas to Cold water helps a lot.

Carlita
01-16-2007, 02:23 AM
I can't believe I'm drinking coffee and eating pizza at 4.30 am.... oh well...

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 02:29 AM
I can't believe I'm drinking coffee and eating pizza at 4.30 am.... oh well...

Coffee isn't so bad , pizza is worst but it is GS so why not:angel:

Metis
01-16-2007, 02:30 AM
Here it's only 10:30pm :ras:

...and I am about to have some noodle soup :lick:

Shabazza
01-16-2007, 02:30 AM
I can't believe I'm drinking coffee and eating pizza at 4.30 am.... oh well...

The AO does that to you. :o

Carlita
01-16-2007, 02:51 AM
switched to tea and cookies now :haha: (didnt eat an entire pizza... about 1/4th)

Adler
01-16-2007, 02:52 AM
Finished "learning" for a while, heading for Nadal-Kendrick show

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 04:34 AM
OK I've just made third cup of tea, it's not that bad right now. But I can go to bed at 8 p.m (at best) to sleep 5 hours and then AO day 3 :devil:

RonE
01-16-2007, 04:48 AM
Well it has the potential to kill me since the time differences mean that most matches are in the middle of the night where I am. However, being a working man who has to get up early every morning I don't think I have seen more than three balls struck in the last two days.

However, next week I am due to undergo surgery so provided I will have a TV in the hospital with cable chances are I will be in too much pain to sleep the night through. So assuming I have earphones I can stay awake all night and watch the tennis. (lucky me :rolleyes: )

Metis
01-16-2007, 04:56 AM
^^^ Get well soon RonE! :hug:

Mabe you can hook your modem to the hospital phone line and watch the livestreams :D

RonE
01-16-2007, 05:04 AM
^^^ Get well soon RonE! :hug:

Mabe you can hook your modem to the hospital phone line and watch the livestreams :D

Thanks Metis :hug:

Given the fact that I don't have a laptop that might be a bit of a problem :o

*Ljubica*
01-16-2007, 05:05 AM
Well it has the potential to kill me since the time differences mean that most matches are in the middle of the night where I am. However, being a working man who has to get up early every morning I don't think I have seen more than three balls struck in the last two days.

However, next week I am due to undergo surgery so provided I will have a TV in the hospital with cable chances are I will be in too much pain to sleep the night through. So assuming I have earphones I can stay awake all night and watch the tennis. (lucky me :rolleyes: )

I'm like you Ron. Matches start at midnight here and go on til roughly mid-day the following day, so as I work and can't afford to lose my job, I don't see much at all apart from weekends :sad: Physically I just can't survive on 2 or 3 hours' sleep - it would make me ill. I did take yesterday off as holiday (and was lucky enough to see that great Safin/Becker match), but usually all I see is an hour while I'm having my breakfast. And then today I got up at 5.00am (two hours earlier than usual) to try and follow a bit, only to find the heat rule means all the matches I wanted to follow haven't started anyway and I can't follow them from work so it's all completely f***** up :sad: Good luck with the surgery by the way :hug:

Deivid23
01-16-2007, 05:23 AM
No, it´s fucking great, watching tennis with no noise and in the night is excellent.

RonE
01-16-2007, 05:27 AM
I'm like you Ron. Matches start at midnight here and go on til roughly mid-day the following day, so as I work and can't afford to lose my job, I don't see much at all apart from weekends :sad: Physically I just can't survive on 2 or 3 hours' sleep - it would make me ill. I did take yesterday off as holiday (and was lucky enough to see that great Safin/Becker match), but usually all I see is an hour while I'm having my breakfast. And then today I got up at 5.00am (two hours earlier than usual) to try and follow a bit, only to find the heat rule means all the matches I wanted to follow haven't started anyway and I can't follow them from work so it's all completely f***** up :sad:

That sucks :(

Good luck with the surgery by the way :hug:

Thanks Rosie :hug:

Metis
01-16-2007, 05:53 AM
Wow :eek: Kim just delivered a double bagel in 43min !!!

Take that Roger :p


EDIT: Martina is done too. Bring on the Blake-Moya rematch! :yeah:

new-york
01-16-2007, 02:11 PM
:help:

here in france, you have to stay up all night.

i did that once, then directly went to school. that was a strange day.
then i fell asleep in my last class.

Jimnik
01-16-2007, 02:27 PM
I love the AO.
Watching tennis when you can't sleep in the middle of the night.
Perfect. :yeah:

Allstar
01-16-2007, 02:35 PM
I would like to know if AO is also so tiring for you. In Poland it starst at 1am until 2pm so it is whole night and boring, I am lucky enough being a student so I can watch it because I don't have much lectures. Last night I watched it whole night and when Safin finished his match I slept like 2,5 hours woke up, went to eat something , and to the univerisity (I was sleeping at the lecture :angel: ) and now I have to study because I have some kind of test tomorrow, but I won't sleep whole night again :( still tennis is more important but I am only able to survive beacuse of coffee. And I think it will get only worse as my fav players are in the opposite half so it's day after day and some great matches to follow, time difference is so bad :(.
But there are only four GS so I can handle it :D, at least USOpen and Wimby are during holiday so I can sleep normally

does anyone also has just problems with coverage ??

Yes. Student as well. Sleeping from around 6 till midnight and then watching tennis until lectures begin in the morning

Green_Eyes
01-16-2007, 02:48 PM
I never go to sleep before 2-3am anyway, so it's quite easy and enjoyable to stay up. Last night I went to sleep at 4, because they weren't showing the matches I wanted to see.

I find it a little bit annoying, because with the US Open, I am able to watch the whole coverage and stay up till 5-7am (or when ever the coverage is completed). AO Is a challenge, because there is no way you can stay up for the full coverage during the day session, and then the night = No sleep at all. It's a choice really of which you want to see.

Blue Heart24
01-16-2007, 03:43 PM
yes

vamosnadal
01-16-2007, 03:49 PM
I am so tired, but it has to be done as the Aussie open always provides such great matches!!

scoobs
01-16-2007, 05:00 PM
2 late nights and i'm definitely starting to feel it a bit.

yet undeterred, I will be present and correct for the start of play and expect to get through at least Roger's match before I call it a night.

Naranoc
01-16-2007, 05:05 PM
I'd love to stay up to watch the matches, but I can only manage until 2 -2:30 before I start to nod off in front of the telly, plus having to wake up for school at 6 kinda stops me from staying awake any longer :(

cobalt60
01-16-2007, 05:06 PM
I went to bed at 10pm :banana: Saw Pim choke against Screamapova-whoop
whoop whoopie.;)

Bloodletting
01-16-2007, 05:11 PM
there's nothing like watching live sporting events on late hours, maybe that's the reason why I like rugby too, specially the 3 nations

Adler
01-16-2007, 05:15 PM
We are addicted, no? ;)

mir
01-16-2007, 05:30 PM
I like watching at night. But after the second day an anoying head-ache starts buggin me, my bio rythem totaly screwed.
Get hungry at awkward times, am alternatly hyper or zomby.

Got to use extra strong wrinkle cream.......

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 05:53 PM
Addiction kills ;)

Anyway I have slept 5h since Sunday 11 am. and today won't be better cos some great matches are coming up. Yesterday was deadly from the first match until end of Hewitt's match then to the univerisity and now I returned home ouch , I barely could sit on last lectures, I was on the verge of sleeping several times.

Today I am starting 2.30 p.m in Australia to catch up Roddick-Gicquel and then Marcos-Monfils.
But today matches are not so great so I will sleep like 6h :)

But I hve tried green tea and it's great , so I've already prepared cofee, green tea, bananas and Soda water for the night

jayjay
01-16-2007, 05:54 PM
It's easy for me, I'm an insomniac anyway, so in many respects it's perfect for me.

Loremaster
01-16-2007, 05:54 PM
I like watching at night. But after the second day an anoying head-ache starts buggin me, my bio rythem totaly screwed.
Get hungry at awkward times, am alternatly hyper or zomby.

Got to use extra strong wrinkle cream.......

I have the same :D and it's not really nice:mad:
But I am trying to cope with it

pistolmarat
01-16-2007, 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Loremaster
ja mam prawoznastwo jutro kolokwium i zasypiam przy tym straszliwie a jeszcze zostało 5 rozdzaiłów do nauczenie

Originally Posted by Adler
tjaa... lex specialis derogat legi generali, normy i te sprawy... u nas na 1. terminie poległa na tym większość roku, a teraz to się wydaje takie odległe. No nic, powodzenia życzę i mam nadzieję, że o 1szej nie zobaczymy jakiegoś WTA, bo wtedy to nawet kawa nie pomoże (a pierwsza już poszła)
Widze, ze nie tylko ja sie mecze na prawie. Od 2 lat AO kojarzy mi sie z sesją, ale w tym roku też z p.konstytucyjnym i miedzynarodowym...:p

jayjay
01-16-2007, 07:12 PM
2 late nights and i'm definitely starting to feel it a bit.

yet undeterred, I will be present and correct for the start of play and expect to get through at least Roger's match before I call it a night.

Lightweight. :dance:

Naranoc
01-16-2007, 07:17 PM
Lightweight. :dance:

:lol: You'd typically stay up until...?

Sunset of Age
01-16-2007, 07:18 PM
Well, happily joining in with my experiences so far.

To answer the question: might well be that my friends will have to buy a coffin for me when the AO is finished and both Rogi and Rafa managed to reach the final!

Yesterday night was a real toughie - of course I didn't want to miss Rafa's match (and I'm real happy I didn't!) but ayeayeaye, Shutupova...
So it was around 5:00 AM when Rafa finally got on court...
I spent the whole day in bed and I've only just manage to revive myself.

Tonight, same story I fear... what a lucky bum I am, cheering for both the #1 and #2 seed!!!

Well, everyone - much fun and strength to you for the coming nights!

jazar
01-16-2007, 07:23 PM
i can't be bothered to stay up all night to watch it on week nights but i will at the weekend. anyway at the moment coverage goes on to 1pm here, so even if i wake up at 7am i would still have plenty of tennis to watch, if i didnt have to leave at 8am. i just tend to watch the highlights shows

jayjay
01-16-2007, 07:24 PM
:lol: You'd typically stay up until...?

I usually sleep at 5-6am normally, but with AO I am now pretty much on Melbourne time. :)

canbera
01-16-2007, 07:29 PM
matches start at 1AM here and I got to wake up at 5:45 during the week! so I record matches onto my dvd recorder and watch them the other day! obviously, it's without the "live feeling" to it but I don't really care.

I remember the AO 06, I was watching matches all night and slept during the day.. It seriously killed me. And I don't feel like doing it that way again.

For the Semi's and the Final, I will watch tennis all night, drink beers, get high. whatever. but besides that it'll be enough for me to record matches.

Allstar
01-16-2007, 09:26 PM
Just had a few hours sleep in prepartion for tonight. Might nick a couple of hours more around 5 but im free from 10 onwards tomorrow so can sleep all afternoon

jeahhh!
01-16-2007, 09:30 PM
caffeine helps alot

Sunset of Age
01-16-2007, 10:23 PM
For the Semi's and the Final, I will watch tennis all night, drink beers, get high.

Well, if both my favourites end up playing the final, I don't think I'll be needing anything to get high... :D ;)

Kalliopeia
01-16-2007, 10:35 PM
Well, if both my favourites end up playing the final, I don't think I'll be needing anything to get high... :D ;)

I don't know how you'd handle the stress. The mere thought of a Safin/Nadal match in the early rounds of...some tournament at the end of last year (can't remember which) had me in a tizzy. :lol: But then things got moved around and it didn't happen. A final? I'd die. I'd be happy, but I'd die of the stress.

As for AO, yes it is killing me. The last two nights I've been staying up as long as I can justify it, til about 2 to watch Baggy Sunday night and about the same to watch Rafa last night, then getting up for work at about 6. And it's killing me. I'm too old for this no sleeping malarkey.

scoobs
01-16-2007, 10:35 PM
I usually sleep at 5-6am normally, but with AO I am now pretty much on Melbourne time. :)

Yes, but unlike you, my dear, I am then getting up at 9am and putting in a normal day's work.

Sunset of Age
01-16-2007, 10:40 PM
I don't know how you'd handle the stress. The mere thought of a Safin/Nadal match in the early rounds of...some tournament at the end of last year (can't remember which) had me in a tizzy. :lol: But then things got moved around and it didn't happen. A final? I'd die. I'd be happy, but I'd die of the stress.

As for AO, yes it is killing me. The last two nights I've been staying up as long as I can justify it, til about 2 to watch Baggy Sunday night and about the same to watch Rafa last night, then getting up for work at about 6. And it's killing me. I'm too old for this no sleeping malarkey.

:D How I handle my so dearly wanted Ultimate Beloved-Final Stress? Oh dear. Perhaps I should've written a manual on that after the first half of 2006! ;) All I can say is that it is a kind of 'rainbow'-feeling, cheering for the one and crying for the other at the same time... :angel:

I'm too old for this kind of fun, too. But fortunately, I'm my own boss, so it's only ME who gets to decide how I spend my time! :D

scoobs
01-16-2007, 10:42 PM
Just had a few hours sleep in prepartion for tonight. Might nick a couple of hours more around 5 but im free from 10 onwards tomorrow so can sleep all afternoon

Ditto. - I just had a nice 3 hours or so -it should keep me going until about 4am I think.

jayjay
01-16-2007, 10:43 PM
Yes, but unlike you, my dear, I am then getting up at 9am and putting in a normal day's work.

And I'm not? I have to sit through a Mauresmo match before Baghdatis-Monfils starts, you don't think that's hard work? :shrug:

scoobs
01-16-2007, 10:47 PM
And I'm not? I have to sit through a Mauresmo match before Baghdatis-Monfils starts, you don't think that's hard work? :shrug:

If that's what you think, you have a shock coming to the system soon :wavey:

tripb19
01-16-2007, 11:00 PM
I do this three times a year :)

And knowing the result of matches destroys them for me, so I always watch everything live. So for six weeks a year, I get very little sleep.

Toughen up people. :)

Miss Croft
01-16-2007, 11:02 PM
obviously not

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 04:08 AM
Oh it is hard morning, I've slept 10 hours last three days. But not much good matches today.
Coffee helped a lot :worship:

rmb6687
01-17-2007, 04:58 AM
Unfortch school just started so I have to pretend for the moment that I care to make it on time and shit. And thankfully no one I love has gotten kicked out of the tournament. But i'm up now (against my will) and Serena is on. Ugh.

mandynyuna
01-17-2007, 05:23 AM
Here in Singapore, Australia is like 2 hours ahead and because they usually start the matches so early Im always in school when my favourite is playing. So i have to rush home right after school to catch the later matches. But New York is like 12 hours difference so I will face the early morning madness of hardly sleeping before school to catch the US Open.

Metis
01-17-2007, 10:54 AM
At this moment Marcos is killing me! :smash:


Marco, pull yourself together!!! :mad:

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:03 AM
He will comeback , it is MArcos he has heart to do so

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:06 AM
Yes but at that rate I doubt I will go to bed any time soon...

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:07 AM
Heh, but I hope we will do it :worship:

Dimitra
01-17-2007, 11:07 AM
At this moment Marcos is killing me! :smash:


Marco, pull yourself together!!! :mad:

me too!!!:(

Ela Marko!!!!!!!!:mad: :sad:

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 11:10 AM
i dont whats up with him now..he doesnt seem to be into it like he was last year. He just looks angry and fed up and isnt fighting. Monfils isnt playing anywhere near well and even if he was, Marcos should still beat him

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:10 AM
He is very pissed off now. It doesn't look promising unless he pulls off a Nalbandian... :unsure:

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 11:20 AM
He is very pissed off now. It doesn't look promising unless he pulls off a Nalbandian... :unsure:

The wuestion is, y is he pissed? hes never pissed off!

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:22 AM
The wuestion is, y is he pissed? hes never pissed off!

He's pissed because he can't do anything right...

Dimitra
01-17-2007, 11:23 AM
if he doesn't playing now like he can...it's all over!!:unsure: :awww:

Maybe pissed at himself?:cuckoo: :mad:

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:27 AM
no it's not over it has started :devil:

I loved how his coach showed him to fight , and Baggy broke , Monfils look tired and Baggy looks fresh right now !! :worship: :worship:

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 11:27 AM
He's pissed because he can't do anything right...

Then he should stay positive like he always does, or at least relaxed. he just broke!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111:devil:

Dimitra
01-17-2007, 11:28 AM
no it's not over it has started :devil:

I loved how his coach showed him to fight , and Baggy broke , Monfils look tired and Baggy looks fresh right now !! :worship: :worship:

:bounce:
Ela Markoulini!!

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 11:29 AM
no it's not over it has started :devil:

I loved how his coach showed him to fight , and Baggy broke , Monfils look tired and Baggy looks fresh right now !! :worship: :worship:
:hearts: :crazy:

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:31 AM
Monfils too much running for first two sets , now he his pushing every ball into net or out, and Baggy is better and better

Baggy is back playing his best :music: :music: :music: :music:
, and Monfils barely walk

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:32 AM
Finally! He looks much more determined now :)

Adler
01-17-2007, 11:37 AM
Marcos is 0-2 and he won more points than Monfils :)

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:38 AM
When changing sides Baghdatis turned back and told his coach : "That it is not over yet and that he will fight to end" what a heart !! Gotta love it :inlove:

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:41 AM
The way things are going Monfils will run out of shoes :o

Oh oh. He's called for the trainer.

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 11:42 AM
When changing sides Baghdatis turned back and told his coach : "That it is not over yet and that he will fight to end" what a heart !! Gotta love it :inlove:

Is his coach even greek?? He doesnt look greek

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:42 AM
the coach is French actually :lol:

Dimitra
01-17-2007, 11:45 AM
Is his coach even greek?? He doesnt look greek

he's french and step father of camille!:o

Loremaster
01-17-2007, 11:46 AM
Yeah he said that to his coach in French

I think Monfils didn't fake his injury to rest because he is running like crazy right now.

Metis
01-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Well that break seems to have done wonders for Monfils. He looked dead in the 3rd set after the double break :(

Dimitra
01-17-2007, 12:01 PM
it seems that it's all over for Marcos..:(

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 12:03 PM
he's french and step father of camille!:o


damn! hes too old, and married:rolleyes:

PLEASE COME BACK MARCOS!! Can someone comfort me and tell me marcos was in this situation before, playing inconsistantly and came back to win the match??:confused: :confused: :confused:

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 12:09 PM
please dont get bageled marcos

Metis
01-17-2007, 12:10 PM
At least I'll finally go to bed...

FluffyYellowBall
01-17-2007, 12:35 PM
At least I'll finally go to bed...

and i still have a VERY long day to go without tennis:(

seychelles
01-17-2007, 01:33 PM
I might be weird...but I actually like matches that are not close to my time zone (+8) because the matches I can watch probably one or two of the night ones only and for the day ones I'll be in school or something.

Somehow my cable doesn't play reruns of matches for AO, they did that a million times for Wimbly and USO last year. :|

croat123
01-17-2007, 01:35 PM
two hours of sleep thanks to ancic :wavey:
i think i'm officially jet lagged

and with kostanic on at 3 30am tomorrow, i'm gonna be screwed

tennisman.
01-17-2007, 09:46 PM
Does anyone know what is the first match they are gonna show tonight on eurosport?

delsa
01-17-2007, 09:55 PM
AO's heat is "killing" the players...

scoobs
01-17-2007, 09:58 PM
tonight is going to be a struggle - Murray is not schedule on until about 3.30 - 4am assuming matches don't drag on beforehand.

Still, I'm snatching sleep when I can and I will be there for the match. I'll worry about sleep when we've done in Australia.

JustJames
01-17-2007, 09:59 PM
AO's heat is "killing" the players...

Bleh..who cares about the players, they don't know what it's like to be a fan. ;)

Allstar
01-17-2007, 10:44 PM
tonight is going to be a struggle - Murray is not schedule on until about 3.30 - 4am assuming matches don't drag on beforehand.

Still, I'm snatching sleep when I can and I will be there for the match. I'll worry about sleep when we've done in Australia.

Same here, had 3 hours in the middle of the day but that was catch up for last night. Will power through, might get a couple of hours whilst it's mainly Womens

drf716
01-18-2007, 03:32 AM
ao is the best slam for me
partly because it starts 8am and ends 10pmish in our timezone
it doesn't rob from my sleep
but of course it still robs me from concentrating on my studies.

DontPushMe
01-18-2007, 05:26 AM
yea definitly messes up my schedule, it starts around 7 or 8pm where i live and is on all night so im getting to sleep way late and have been sleep walking through my classes this week

Allstar
01-18-2007, 06:33 AM
Just as well Murray won in 3, otherwise I would have had to miss my lecture (probably a shame actually).

Metis
01-18-2007, 09:00 AM
The Stosur match is killing me! It looks like it's going to a 3rd set which means very little or no coverage of Nadal's match on Star Sports, only the crappy TVAnts stream :mad:

On the other hand I am happy for watching the butt treatment Ilia Bozoljac just received on court and which was shown on the TVants stream :lol: