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Novak in INDIAN WELLS Thread (Final lost to Nadal 6:2, 7:5)!

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MilanDokic
03-01-2007, 06:03 PM
Novak will be seeded player, so he is bye in the first round!

Good luck Noleeeeee!

Björki
03-01-2007, 06:13 PM
Good luck to Nole :bounce:

Anne-Claire
03-01-2007, 07:56 PM
Allez Nole in IW :banana:

Scotso
03-02-2007, 01:16 AM
Ajde Nole! :banana:

ezekiel
03-02-2007, 02:01 AM
he is already better than last year when he lost to Bennetau :rolleyes: in the 1st round

uglyamerican
03-06-2007, 09:27 PM
Novak's draw section....

Djokovic v bye
Ginepri v Kendrick
Korolev v Greul
Tursuov v bye

Melzer v bye
Monfils v Benneteau
Pless v Serra
Blake v bye

This is the bottom half of Roger's quarter.:rolleyes:

silverwhite
03-06-2007, 09:29 PM
Tough draw :(

Tursunov hasn't played since the AO so hopefully he might be rusty. And apparently, Blake was having wrist problems in Las Vegas last week... :scratch:

ezekiel
03-06-2007, 09:29 PM
very tough draw , he is in the same quarter as Federer and Blake
1r-bye
2r-Ginepri
3r-Tursunov
4r-Blake
QF-Federer

uglyamerican
03-06-2007, 09:31 PM
Other than Roger in the quarters, it's a nice draw.

silverwhite
03-06-2007, 09:34 PM
Other than Roger in the quarters, it's a nice draw.

If Tursunov and Blake play well, it'll be tough but both have been injured recently and haven't been in top form so we'll see.... :scratch:

uglyamerican
03-06-2007, 09:39 PM
Tursunov is used to playing every week, so I don't think he'll be in good form. I think Novak would be the favorite against even a healthy Blake. That's a good match-up for Nole.

The tricky one is Korolev.

ezekiel
03-06-2007, 09:45 PM
Blake is very tough on hard courts and may be too much if he is on. But look at all the others, Ginepri and Tursunov are very tough too. Nole certainly has his work cut out for him :cool:

uglyamerican
03-06-2007, 09:52 PM
No defensive experts in the mix, though. That's who always concern me.

silverwhite
03-06-2007, 09:55 PM
Blake is very tough on hard courts and may be too much if he is on. But look at all the others, Ginepri and Tursunov are very tough too. Nole certainly has his work cut out for him :cool:

I don't think Gineprick will pose a problem. Tursunov and Blake might be tough but like we've said, Tursunov probably won't be in good form and Blake lost to Korolev easily last week. :scratch:

Saumon
03-06-2007, 09:59 PM
Tursunov is used to playing every week, so I don't think he'll be in good form. I think Novak would be the favorite against even a healthy Blake. That's a good match-up for Nole.

The tricky one is Korolev.

Tursunov has not played since the AO. Actually he probably won't play at all. He's probably waiting for the very last moment to see how his wrist will be :o

and I agree Korolev will be the tricky one. he'll have extra motivation after what happened in Vegas.

uglyamerican
03-06-2007, 09:59 PM
I don't think Gineprick will pose a problem. Tursunov and Blake might be tough but like we've said, Tursunov probably won't be in good form and Blake lost to Korolev easily last week. :scratch:

Not bad prospect of Novak on American TV. If he gets to Blake, that should be on TV. Fed/Nole would definetly be on TV, again.

savesthedizzle
03-06-2007, 10:38 PM
Time for my 2 cents.

The draw blows.

PennyThePenguin
03-06-2007, 11:08 PM
lousy draw as always and I think Korolev would be a piece of work after his run last week. blake's not going to be easy either partly due to last week? :shrug:

uglyamerican
03-07-2007, 12:14 AM
The draw blows.

:eek: What a suprising reaction.

silverwhite
03-07-2007, 01:05 AM
lousy draw as always and I think Korolev would be a piece of work after his run last week. blake's not going to be easy either partly due to last week? :shrug:

Last week was an indication that his wrist might not have recovered yet so... :angel:

savesthedizzle
03-07-2007, 01:09 AM
:eek: What a suprising reaction.

I could never let you down ;)

It is my duty to always be the draw pessimist :p I don't want to mess up the balance of the universe. :lol:

belco
03-07-2007, 01:27 AM
meh... always in rogers quarter :sad:

savesthedizzle
03-07-2007, 01:35 AM
meh... always in rogers quarter :sad:

Maybe he'll make you some money again. :rolleyes:

Scotso
03-07-2007, 04:12 AM
Other than Roger in the quarters, it's a nice draw.

I agree.

But maybe he'll beat Roger this time.

Björki
03-07-2007, 05:42 AM
again so close to Federer :mad:

uglyamerican
03-07-2007, 08:57 PM
But maybe he'll beat Roger this time.

It's has to happen sooner or later.

I hope when they change the ATP schedule around they don't make a buch of these 2 week tournaments. First 8 days= :tennis::drink: :zzz: :drink:

delsa
03-07-2007, 10:25 PM
Good luck to Nole in IW. He can make a nice run with this draw with the confidence he has currently. ;)

marina988
03-07-2007, 10:54 PM
I think this time he'll beat Roger.
Last time it was close, but this time it's gonna be a sure win for Nole.
He deserves it!
ovog puta sigurno Nole pobedjuje!
mislim ipak vreme je da on pobedi...

tashanv
03-07-2007, 11:10 PM
His draw really does suck!And does Novak always have to have Roger on his side of the draw!!!!!!!!!!!!Come on people :ras: ..................

ezekiel
03-07-2007, 11:30 PM
I want to see him play Davydenko, Roddick, Nalbandian , lJubicic and Blake finally but the draws are not perfect

Scotso
03-08-2007, 04:47 AM
I want him to play doubles with Igor Kunitsyn.

ezekiel
03-09-2007, 01:18 AM
Maybe he'll make you some money again. :rolleyes:

Viktor made a MD :woohoo: He'll play Arnaud Clement :)

Saumon
03-09-2007, 08:34 AM
Is the doubles draw out yet?

uglyamerican
03-09-2007, 10:59 AM
Is the doubles draw out yet?

I don't know. PDF files have been killing my computer today.

Björki
03-09-2007, 09:12 PM
(6)ERLICH, Jonathan (ISR)/RAM, Andy (ISR) v DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)/SODERLING, Robin (SWE)
ALMAGRO, Nicolas (ESP)/VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP) v BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)/LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)
CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA)/LLODRA, Michael (FRA) v CERMAK, Frantisek (CZE)/LEVINSKY, Jaroslav (CZE)
LINDSTEDT, Robert (SWE)/NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN) v (2)BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA)

silverwhite
03-09-2007, 10:34 PM
With Soderling? :eek:

Very tough first round but if they both serve well, they might have a decent shot. :unsure:

Scotso
03-10-2007, 05:12 AM
I wanted him to play with Igor :mad:

but Robin isn't a bad doubles player, I guess.

uglyamerican
03-11-2007, 12:42 AM
Sunday schedule is out:

COURT 4 start 10:00 am
ATP - M Russell (USA) vs [11]T Berdych (CZE)
ATP - C Moya (ESP) vs [25]R Stepanek (CZE)
WTA - [11]S Peer (ISR) vs [19]L Safarova (CZE)
WTA - [1] L Raymond (USA) / S Stosur (AUS) vs Y Fedak (UKR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS)
ATP - [12]N Djokovic (SRB) vs R Ginepri (USA)

silverwhite
03-11-2007, 04:53 AM
Darn! Court 4 :(

Björki
03-11-2007, 10:27 AM
good lick Nole :bounce:

Scotso
03-11-2007, 05:37 PM
good lick? ;)

ajde!

ezekiel
03-11-2007, 06:21 PM
this schedule sucks :mad: :rolleyes: , isn't Nole already deserving of better courts being ranked 13, plus Ginepri is an all American guy. What is wrong with these organizers :( , they always put Nole on these outside courts and he only plays on center court against Federer & Co when he has no prep for those courts :rolleyes: .

marina988
03-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Court 4? that means no coverage whatsoever?
That sucks!
But since I live in serbia I wouldn't be able to watch the match anyway....
Poor me!

Maya_4
03-11-2007, 11:37 PM
AJDE NOLE:bounce:

Saumon
03-12-2007, 12:00 AM
If he goes through he'll play against Korolev who beat Tursunov.

Anne-Claire
03-12-2007, 12:24 AM
Ajde Nole ;)

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 01:39 AM
First set to Novak 6-4. Ginepri has won more games than in their previous match-up.

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 01:42 AM
First set to Novak 6-4. Ginepri has won more games than in their previous match-up.

:haha:

If it was on the same surface as their previous matchup he wouldn't have ;)

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 02:02 AM
You've got that right.

Break back, Novak. Before this TV show starts.

..and we're back to even. Right on time. This herky-jerky sb must be run by the New York Stock Exchange people.

silverwhite
03-12-2007, 02:35 AM
6-4 6-4 :banana:

To make things even sweeter, Gineprick led by a break in each set. :devil:

Scotso
03-12-2007, 03:52 AM
Solid win for Nole :D

And with Federer out of the tournament, he better take advantage of his newly open draw :D

ezekiel
03-12-2007, 03:54 AM
I don't know what's sweet about, he just struggled on a new continent . Now he will play a player actually younger than him in Korolev who has a lot of potential

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 04:22 AM
Korolev does scare me a little. I don't know anything about his game.

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 04:22 AM
And with Federer out of the tournament, he better take advantage of his newly open draw :D

The mind reels at the possibilities.:D

ezekiel
03-12-2007, 05:21 AM
Fed and Hewitt out so it's wide open :D
Korolev is dangerous but nothing Nole can't handle so it will depend on him . But again this scheduling :rolleyes:

COURT 4 start 10:00 am
ATP - [12]N Djokovic (SRB) vs E Korolev (RUS)ATP - G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs M Russell (USA)
ATP - [8]I Ljubicic (CRO) vs T Johansson (SWE)
ATP - [9]T Haas (GER) or [Q]M Llodra (FRA) vs [Q]T Gabashvili (RUS) - Possible Court Change
ATP - G Canas (ARG)/D Nalbandian (ARG) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL)/M Matkowski (POL) - Possible Court Change
ATP - [6] J Erlich (ISR)/A Ram (ISR) vs N Djokovic (SRB)/R Soderling (SWE)

silverwhite
03-12-2007, 05:47 AM
Korolev will indeed be dangerous if he is allowed to play his best tennis. What works against him is his inconsistency, which hopefully will show tomorrow. :p

Saumon
03-12-2007, 07:49 AM
Korolev will indeed be dangerous if he is allowed to play his best tennis. What works against him is his inconsistency, which hopefully will show tomorrow. :p

He's been on fire since the Vegas events :o

silverwhite
03-12-2007, 08:06 AM
He's been on fire since the Vegas events :o

He has only beaten Querrey and Tursunov since then right? Good wins but nothing major. :p

Saumon
03-12-2007, 08:17 AM
but he came back from being breaks down to win a couple of times :p

PennyThePenguin
03-12-2007, 10:51 AM
zhenya isn't little marat for nothing gab. :p

but given recent form, I think this match will be quite even :shrug:

Saumon
03-12-2007, 11:16 AM
btw the only two players Nole's lost to this year are out :p

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 01:44 PM
btw the only two players Nole's lost to this year are out :p

....don't say it! I know what you're thinking. If anyone suggests it they will have to answer to me.:lol:

Borislove
03-12-2007, 06:19 PM
Nole will have a tough test against Korolev. Russian has beaten him once. It was in the exhibition tournament in the end of 2006. And he is a very good player. A future star. But it's a time for revenge. Go Novak
Good luck

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 06:28 PM
First game to Novak (with only 1 first serve)

Korolev gets all 4 first serves in--and loses all 4 points *2-0

Perhaps the news of the Fed-exit has Novak pumped--he holds at love 3-0*

Anne-Claire
03-12-2007, 06:32 PM
Great start 3/0

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 06:35 PM
I've missed Quick Start Novak lately, glad to see he's back ;) :inlove:

Ajde Nole! Keep it up!

Saumon
03-12-2007, 06:35 PM
who does Blake play in 3rd round?

ezekiel
03-12-2007, 06:36 PM
Anybod reckon organizers will put Nole on an outside court against probably Blake in order to hide him :devil:

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 06:39 PM
I've missed Quick Start Novak lately, glad to see he's back ;) :inlove:

Ajde Nole! Keep it up!

Note to Nokia: remember today's breakfast and repeat as necessary.

missed some bps, but serve game is going well. *crosses fingers*
8 first serves in a row. Like to see the speed gun on those.

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 06:42 PM
I wish he had broken in that game but things are good for now :)

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 06:42 PM
4-1* :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Hope i'll be able to actually watch the match this time!!!

Me too! :lol: :hug:

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 06:52 PM
after 12 points to 1 at the start, things have tightened. 17 points to 16 in the last 33.

Björki
03-12-2007, 06:56 PM
Nole 6-2 :rocker2:

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 06:57 PM
this :baby: seems to be having some ups and downs. Or maybe it's our boy with the ups and downs?

Saumon
03-12-2007, 06:57 PM
Allez!!!

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:00 PM
:sad: Novakito is down a break now. :sad:

Björki
03-12-2007, 07:01 PM
dont worry he will break back :D

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:07 PM
dont worry he will break back :D

You were right :)

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:15 PM
Now we're up a break :D

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 07:16 PM
:drive: relaxing drive through the desert

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:17 PM
:drive: relaxing drive through the desert

I'm not relaxed just yet. :p Novak has gotten into a bad habit lately when he is closing out matches... :lol:

Saumon
03-12-2007, 07:21 PM
well done! relaxing win :cool:

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Okay now I'm relaxed :D

uglyamerican
03-12-2007, 07:23 PM
I wasn't in the mood for a stressful day. Now Blake? On Wednesday afternoon or evening?

Novak Dj
03-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Well done Nole. :worship: This is very important win for the next matches against young Russian... :devil:

savesthedizzle
03-12-2007, 07:26 PM
I wasn't in the mood for a stressful day. Now Blake? On Wednesday afternoon or evening?

I foresee that being in the evening.

That is my gut feeling anyway :p

marina988
03-12-2007, 07:34 PM
Hope i'll be able to actually watch the match this time!!!

Anne-Claire
03-12-2007, 07:41 PM
What a quick win :eek: :worship:

Keep it up Nole :bounce:

silverwhite
03-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Woah :eek:

Irishh
03-12-2007, 09:56 PM
Go Nole!!:banana:

Six games in a row:worship: ;)

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 12:24 AM
Allez Benneteau!!!! :angel:

CassL
03-13-2007, 01:02 AM
Allez Benneteau!!!! :angel:

Nah

Allez Blake! I want to see Nole on tv.

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:07 AM
You'll see him anyway, who else would they show? :p

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:07 AM
Gabster, I told you he would beat him easily. :angel:

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:09 AM
I'd rather Nole win, than see him on TV :) I want him to get revenge since Benneteau is the one who beat him here last year :o

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:11 AM
c'monnnnnn Julien!

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:11 AM
I'd rather Nole win, than see him on TV :)

Ditto. Also, I hate the American crowd when Blake is playing.

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:13 AM
Yay Nikolay won.

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:15 AM
Ditto. Also, I hate the American crowd when Blake is playing.

Yup. I agree. :lol:

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:18 AM
Yay Blake is out :banana:

Nole's draw is SO wide open now. He better now blow it. :p

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:20 AM
If Novak loses to Benneteau, I will be mad. :lol:

Scotso
03-13-2007, 01:23 AM
He won't. :mad:

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:42 AM
He best not. Or I WILL go to California and kick his ass. :shrug:

uglyamerican
03-13-2007, 01:43 AM
This "terrible" draw turned out to be pretty comfy.

uglyamerican
03-13-2007, 01:44 AM
He best not. Or I WILL go to California and kick his ass. :shrug:

Benneteau is capable of good tennis. That being said---Novak should lose no more than 7 games.:p

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:44 AM
Indeed it has. :rolls:

Especially since Murray and Gasquet will likely both lose their next matches. :p Novak can put a bit more space between him and his generation :p

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 01:45 AM
Benneteau is capable of good tennis. That being said---Novak should lose no more than 7 games.:p

He is. I mean, I actually do somewhat like Benneteau. But I want Novak to manhandle him like he did Korolev today.

ezekiel
03-13-2007, 02:56 AM
Indeed it has. :rolls:

Especially since Murray and Gasquet will likely both lose their next matches. :p Novak can put a bit more space between him and his generation :p

Indeed , I am getting tired of Murray shadowing Nole's ranking like a stalker :devil: . Nole needs to separate himself from the bunch :D

ezekiel
03-13-2007, 02:58 AM
Yay Blake is out :banana:

Nole's draw is SO wide open now. He better now blow it. :p

I wanted Blake to win so Nole can play and win over a top 10 player :(

ezekiel
03-13-2007, 03:09 AM
Nole plays wednesday, I thought it was tuesday

silverwhite
03-13-2007, 03:13 AM
OMG, has anyone seen this? :rolls:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=97745

He's got a great sense of humour :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 03:15 AM
I'm actually surprised they left that thread in GM. I thought it would get moved here since they've been doing that with threads about one player... especially since it's about Ana's match which generally wouldn't stay in GM either. :lol: I've been waiting for it to get put here, but no luck :) Not that I'm complaining.. lol.

Scotso
03-13-2007, 04:01 AM
If Goldstein can spank Benneteau, Nole has no business losing to him.

Scotso
03-13-2007, 04:02 AM
It's interesting that Ana and Nole both won by the same score today.

Saumon
03-13-2007, 06:52 AM
OMG, has anyone seen this? :rolls:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=97745

He's got a great sense of humour :lol:

cuuuuuuuute :inlove:

Novak Dj
03-13-2007, 07:22 AM
Nole could reach QF without playing against top40 player. Great chance and time for revenge! Good luck Nole...

Nole and Soderling lost in doubles, but it was great fight.

savesthedizzle
03-13-2007, 11:43 AM
My spies in Indian Wells told me this story about dear Novak playing a practice match with Andy Roddick on Friday:

It was really really cute. They were both into it and stuff. At the end, Novak asked John Roddick to take a picture of Novak and (what I assumed was) his coach, and Andy and Jimmy. Novak looked really happy to have the opportunity to hit a couple balls with Jimmy. And you would be so proud of how Amber and I explained to all the people around us who novak was. They were like "I wonder how much they had to pay that guy to hit with Roddick" and we would turn around and explain that he is in the top 20 and stuff

Saumon
03-13-2007, 12:17 PM
awww cute :hearts: Nole is a fanboy! :lol:
that's sad to see people don't even know the top20 players :(

thanks Deb!!! :kiss:

silverwhite
03-13-2007, 12:20 PM
awww cute :hearts: Nole is a fanboy! :lol:
that's sad to see people don't even know the top20 players :(

thanks Deb!!! :kiss:

Yeah, he seems to be one. :lol:

Björki
03-13-2007, 12:20 PM
lovely story. :) I'd like to see this photo.

jennyian
03-13-2007, 03:06 PM
I hope he wins now that Rogi is out! Go Novak! :D

He's my favorite player among the new generation of tennis players that are coming out! :)

marina988
03-13-2007, 06:06 PM
Mine too...
and not just because my mom's serbian
but just... he's a really good player...

Scotso
03-14-2007, 02:28 AM
Well it doesn't look like he'll be on TV tomorrow, but if he keeps winning he'll be on it eventually.

Ajde Nole :D

savesthedizzle
03-14-2007, 02:43 AM
Deb's pics are in her thread in GM :)

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 02:44 AM
Deb's pics are in her thread in GM :)

thanks for the reminder. I forgot I requested them. When I'm in a good mood, I can be quite scatter-brained.

silverwhite
03-14-2007, 03:40 AM
STADIUM 2 start 10:00 am
WTA - [5] Y Chan (TPE) / C Chuang (TPE) vs [2] Z Yan (CHN) / J Zheng (CHN)
ATP - [1] J Bjorkman (SWE) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs A Pavel (ROU) / A Waske (GER)
ATP - [12]N Djokovic (SRB) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
Not Before 3:00 PM
ATP - [6] J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) vs N Almagro (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
ATP - J Benneteau (FRA) / R Gasquet (FRA) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / D Skoch (CZE) - After Suitable Rest

Stadium 2 again. Organisers. :smash:

ezekiel
03-14-2007, 04:22 AM
Forget about any tv coverage but bonne chance to Novak anyway :p

Saumon
03-14-2007, 07:47 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/825/P1000772.JPG

fanboy! :p
thanks Deb :hug:

Björki
03-14-2007, 08:39 AM
Thanks Deb & Gab :worship:

Anne-Claire
03-14-2007, 04:55 PM
Thanks, I really like this pic :hug:

GL Nole vs Bennet :)

Lee
03-14-2007, 05:51 PM
My pics from IW

Anne-Claire
03-14-2007, 06:22 PM
Thanks for sharing them Lee :hug:

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Ajde Kolya!

The doubles match before Nole's is in a match tie-break, so not much longer 'til Nole gets out on court.

Björki
03-14-2007, 08:28 PM
Thanks Lee :)

Nole should start now...

:bounce:

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 08:46 PM
Slow-start Novak is playing today.

It seems like it's been a bit of a struggle. First set to Novak 6-3.

Second set is going better 5-1.

GSM Novak 6-3, 6-1 Novak saved 10/11 bps.

Anne-Claire
03-14-2007, 10:12 PM
Well done Nole :worship: :woohoo:

Saumon
03-14-2007, 10:14 PM
It was a slow start but then :yeah:
Muzza is still just behind him in the ranking tho. :o

ezekiel
03-14-2007, 10:37 PM
Nice victory , it's a sign of progress when he beats a finesse player that defeated him before

And yes it's very interesting how Murray shadows him and people talk about it in GM . I give edge to Nole to separate himself soon enough

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 10:39 PM
And yes it's very interesting how Murray shadows him and people talk about it in GM . I give edge to Nole to separate himself soon enough

Murray won't pick up many points between Miami and Queen's Club.:cool: It's almost dirt time.

I think having the DC tie on clay will give Novak a little extra boost into the summer.

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 10:57 PM
Next--Moya??? On Friday afternoon??

Scotso
03-14-2007, 10:58 PM
Another nice, easy win for Nole. I like those.

savesthedizzle
03-14-2007, 10:59 PM
Novak :) You did me proud while I was at work :)

ezekiel
03-14-2007, 11:09 PM
Next--Moya??? On Friday afternoon??

I can't figure out the schedule but I assume it's quarters thursday and semis friday and a break on saturday. Some women have already played quarters today which means women's semis on friday and finals on saturday.

silverwhite
03-14-2007, 11:20 PM
10/11 BPs saved :eek:

Moya-Ferrer looks like it's going to a third set :scratch:

uglyamerican
03-14-2007, 11:44 PM
From the factsheet:

MAIN DRAW WILL BE MADE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 1:00 PM ON-SITE.
QUALIFYING MATCH TIMES: WEDNESDAY, 3/7 AND THURSDAY, 3/8 AT 10:00 AM,
MAIN DRAW: FRIDAY, 3/9 – FRIDAY 3/16, 10AM AND 7 PM; SATURDAY, 3/17, MENS SF SINGLES #1 AT 12:00 PM, FOLLOWED BY WOMEN’S FINAL AT NB 2PM OR 2:30PM; FOLLOWED BY MEN’S SF SINGLES #2; SUNDAY, 3/18 MEN’S FINAL AT 12:00 PM FOLLOWED BY MENS AND WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINALS

These things are sometimes out-of-date, though.

silverwhite
03-15-2007, 12:15 AM
Ferrer it is...

Scotso
03-15-2007, 05:35 AM
I'm glad it's Ferrer rather than Moya.

I mean, I do think that Ferrer is a better player (now at least), but he's not nearly as explosive as Moya, so I think that Nole can dictate the match.

Björki
03-15-2007, 06:28 AM
Nole :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
03-15-2007, 09:05 AM
great job nole!!!! i woke up this morning to this piece of news :bounce: :bounce:

Maya_4
03-15-2007, 10:59 AM
AJDE NOLE:bounce:
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM IN FINALE WITH NADAL:yeah:

ezekiel
03-15-2007, 02:09 PM
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070315/EVENTS10/703150350/1002/sports

Emotional Djokovic storms into quarters

INDIAN WELLS - When Novak Djokovic won his match against Julien Benneteau on Wednesday at the Pacific Life Open, he belted out a cry of victory.
Someone had to break the silence in the nearly empty Stadium 2.
The virtual unknown :rolleyes: from Serbia has been making noise since he turned pro in 2003, moving up quickly in the ranks to his current No. 13 spot.

His 6-1, 6-3 victory over Benneteau, who eliminated James Blake on Monday, was yet another impressive outing by Djokovic.

He now moves on to the quarterfinals against David Ferrer on Friday.

"I know there are a lot of expectations of me as one of the up-and-coming young players," Djokovic said. "I think I should just stay focused on my game. My goal for this year is to reach the top 10."

Djokovic lost to Benneteau in the first round of last year's Pac-Life, but much has changed since then.

After hiring former ATP pro Marian Vajda as his coach in June 2006, Djokovic won his first career title at Amersfoort a month later and leapfrogged to a No. 16 ranking by the end of the year.

"I can't say that I expected everything, but always I believed in myself," Djokovic said. "I try not to think too much about the rankings, points, because I know results will come if I stay focused with what I do."


The Serbian is not shy about demonstrating his passion for the game.
"I try to hold my emotions back as much as I can, but that's me," Djokovic said. "I like to scream on the court because I'm a big competitor. I like to fight, I like the game. I'm a pretty emotional player."

savesthedizzle
03-15-2007, 02:11 PM
Thanks :)

PennyThePenguin
03-15-2007, 02:18 PM
virtual unknown...uhhhhhh huh.

savesthedizzle
03-15-2007, 02:48 PM
Yeah I know. I almost responded about that part.

I educate every American I see about Novak and his accomplishments but I guess some have slipped through the cracks. :sad:

MilanDokic
03-15-2007, 05:00 PM
VIDEO: Last game of the first set against Benneteau! (http://nole.beocity.com/~nole/Novak%20Djokovic%20(IW%202007)%20(Last%20game%201s t%20set%20vs.%20Benneteau).mpg)

uglyamerican
03-15-2007, 07:52 PM
Yeah I know. I almost responded about that part.

I educate every American I see about Novak and his accomplishments but I guess some have slipped through the cracks. :sad:

All the players are virtual unknowns in IW. Worst fans of any tournament. They whistled at Gonzo for hitting the ball at Haas when Haas was at the net. Hello, have you ever seen tennis before? The people are all 90000000 years old. Only Deb and her gang from LA know what is going on.

uglyamerican
03-15-2007, 08:01 PM
VIDEO: Last game of the first set against Benneteau! (http://nole.beocity.com/~nole/Novak%20Djokovic%20(IW%202007)%20(Last%20game%201s t%20set%20vs.%20Benneteau).mpg)

:shout: Stupid hat.

I didn't know that he got down 0-40 in that game. I went outside for a :smoke: assuming he would serve it out, and when I got back inside he had won it.


Thanks for that video. It's a pretty good example of Novak's game (the points he won). I'm going to share this with someone who thinks that Novak doesn't "have a lot of weapons."

uglyamerican
03-15-2007, 08:52 PM
I educate every American I see about Novak and his accomplishments but I guess some have slipped through the cracks. :sad:

You're a Djokov-ahs Witness. :haha:

Scotso
03-15-2007, 11:56 PM
Joe :p

So do we know if ESPN will be showing Nole tomorrow?

If so, I need to tape it. Unfortunately I work the night shift. :(

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 12:09 AM
they have to show him, they show men's matches and onLy ones they showed women's match.

I figure that Murray vs Haas will be a night match while Djokovic vs Ferrer will be a day session like today's Nadal match which was at 12h30 PT/3h30 ET

Lee
03-16-2007, 01:31 AM
All the players are virtual unknowns in IW. Worst fans of any tournament. They whistled at Gonzo for hitting the ball at Haas when Haas was at the net. Hello, have you ever seen tennis before?

That's the main show court. :shrug: I ran into many knowledgeable tennis fans in all the other courts during my 2 days there. Of course, those fans know the first 2 rounds of competition are the best. ;)

Before the start of Nadal/Clement match in stadium 1, there's a teenage girl screamed out "I Love You Nadal" and right then, cut down my interest in watching the match by half. And then having all those young voices calling Nadal, I had to leave after 1st set. :p

The people are all 90000000 years old. Only Deb and her gang from LA know what is going on.

How about the one from Scottsdale? :p

Indian Wells and the surrounding places like Palm Springs, Palm Desert, etc are mainly retirement communities and mostly only those people have pockets deep enough for the seats where you can see from TV.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 02:11 AM
You're a Djokov-ahs Witness. :haha:

I SO AM! :worship:

Scotso
03-16-2007, 02:18 PM
So it looks like Nole WILL be on TV today :D

Hopefully they'll show the entire match. Have to set my VCR.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 02:45 PM
So it looks like Nole WILL be on TV today :D

Hopefully they'll show the entire match. Have to set my VCR.

He will? I was on ESPN and they said they'd be showing WTA at 2 and then Murray at night. :(

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 03:00 PM
espn airs from 2 to 6 , the match should start in 3h30 at the earliest so plenty of time

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 03:06 PM
Ahhh that's good news :D

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 06:11 PM
Joe :p

So do we know if ESPN will be showing Nole tomorrow?

If so, I need to tape it. Unfortunately I work the night shift. :(

They could always show the Roddick/Lube from last night.:o


But don't panic, Jess, if they show some of A-Rod/Lube between matches. We'll know if something is rotten if they start showing that match from the beginning.

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 06:12 PM
How about the one from Scottsdale? :p


'Zona in the house. :rocker2:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 06:13 PM
:tears: They are talking about how hot it is today.

That's the closest to a sweating smiliey I've got.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 06:19 PM
They could always show the Roddick/Lube from last night.:o


But don't panic, Jess, if they show some of A-Rod/Lube between matches. We'll know if something is rotten if they start showing that match from the beginning.

I WILL PANIC! :lol:

My mom is watching Passions, then I get to flip over. :lol:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 06:21 PM
I WILL PANIC! :lol:

My mom is watching Passions, then I get to flip over. :lol:

I know you will.:hug:

You're tied for the lead in our bracket contest and co-leader Ryan has one of his final 8 knocked out.

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 06:31 PM
it's freezing cold up here so I am watching espn feed and they say the high is 94 which translates to exactly 35 celsius which is pretty hot but no humidity as far as I know

EDIT: 91 now and feels like 97 so it's a bakery out there
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/USCA0511?from=search_city

Lee
03-16-2007, 07:00 PM
:tears: They are talking about how hot it is today.

That's the closest to a sweating smiliey I've got.

How about this? http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/85.gif

Although my city is hundreds miles away, the climate is basically the same. We have broken the record high temperatures for the last 2 days and it's going to get hotter today and tomorrow. Although it's dry, it's still terribly hot out there. Even it's about 10°F lower last week and I have lived here for almost 5 years, the heat was killing me sitting there under the sun watching tennis in the afternoon.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 07:10 PM
I know you will.:hug:

You're tied for the lead in our bracket contest and co-leader Ryan has one of his final 8 knocked out.

Oooh am I? I'm not doing as well on my mother's. :( It's like every team I thought about picking but didn't is winning. :rolls: I'm still really mad because I SWEAR in my head I was positive I took Michigan State and apparently I thought Michigan State and wrote Marquette. *sigh* Maybe I took Michigan State in our bracket and I was getting confused. :rolls:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 07:18 PM
Oooh am I? I'm not doing as well on my mother's. :( It's like every team I thought about picking but didn't is winning. :rolls: I'm still really mad because I SWEAR in my head I was positive I took Michigan State and apparently I thought Michigan State and wrote Marquette. *sigh* Maybe I took Michigan State in our bracket and I was getting confused. :rolls:

I intended to pick Arizona, 'cause they have a guy from Belgrade. But somehow I picked Purdue.

How many of those are your brackets? That one is from your dog, isn't it?! And I thought our group was just a little popular.


I see that Scott has joined your v-betting hex club, today.

Play faster ladies.:rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 07:24 PM
I intended to pick Arizona, 'cause they have a guy from Belgrade. But somehow I picked Purdue.

How many of those are your brackets? That one is from your dog, isn't it?! And I thought our group was just a little popular.


I see that Scott has joined your v-betting hex club, today.

Play faster ladies.:rolleyes:

No! There is a poster on MTF named Snowwy! :lol: I'm actually only the one! syracusegotrobbed is sploush on MTF, not me. :lol: I'm just I Miss G-Mac. That's my only one!

We are popular!

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 07:28 PM
No! There is a poster on MTF named Snowwy! :lol:


That's what I originally thought. :silly:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 07:35 PM
I meant the one my mother is running for her coworkers. :p

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 07:53 PM
OMG , These 2 women play the slowest and most boring tennis . The chinese Na is way better but just gives tons of free points and now it's tied in the second set and it may be going to 3. Our match will not start for an hour at least yet :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 07:54 PM
It's going 3. :sad:

I don't think they're going to show Novak. :sad:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 07:56 PM
OMG , These 2 women play the slowest and most boring tennis . The chinese Na is way better but just gives tons of free points and now it's tied in the second set and it may be going to 3. Our match will not start for an hour at least yet :rolleyes:

Plus they get the 10 minute 'gina break before the third set.

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 07:56 PM
and now they are taking a 10 minute break for heat, what a coincidence :mad: :(
The match won't start before 5PM now

Lee
03-16-2007, 08:01 PM
I'm trying to be optimistic because the line up from ESPN2 has nothing better than live tennis after the allot time so keeping my fingers crossed that they will continue until Novak's match is finished.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:03 PM
You don't think Import Racing or whatever is next is of the utmost importance?

:sad:

I have no faith in ESPN. They'd show bass fishing over Novak I think. I really hope we get to see it though :sad:

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:05 PM
Nadal match was shown even though it was lasted till 6h30 so I have no qualms this match will be shown but still it's dragging on and I should find something to do till 5 pm

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm trying to be optimistic because the line up from ESPN2 has nothing better than live tennis after the allot time so keeping my fingers crossed that they will continue until Novak's match is finished.

It's true. Those upcoming shows are the kind of filler they put in so that no-one will complain if it gets pre-empted.

Earlier in the week the stayed with a women's match even though it was supposed to be a basketball game.:eek: With all the time tennis coverage has been delayed by women's basketball and Little League, it was fun to screw over someone else for a change.

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:06 PM
I have no faith in ESPN. They'd show bass fishing over Novak I think. I really hope we get to see it though :sad:

I want to see a TV show where Novak goes fishing. Not bass though. Blue Marlin!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:07 PM
Nadal match was shown even though it was lasted till 6h30 so I have no qualms this match will be shown but still it's dragging on and I should find something to do till 5 pm

Nadal is the #2 player in the world. It is assumed you have a television audience for that match.

A match between two top 20 players that most Americans have never heard of... it can't be guaranteed at all.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:08 PM
I want to see a TV show where Novak goes fishing. Not bass though. Blue Marlin!

It would be fun to go fishing with Novak. I wonder if he likes to fish. :lol:

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:13 PM
Li Na is choking, so this could be quick

Lee
03-16-2007, 08:17 PM
She's not choking. She's famous for her streak of UEs. :tape:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Joe.

Why is Wisconsin losing? :tape:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:21 PM
Joe.

Why is Wisconsin losing? :tape:

Badgers starting center is out with inury.
Kammron Taylor has been off for about a month.
I haven't really been watching, so I can't get anymore specific than that.

I had the badgers going out in the second round.:sad: It' been ugly lately.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:26 PM
Badgers starting center is out with inury.
Kammron Taylor has been off for about a month.
I haven't really been watching, so I can't get anymore specific than that.

I had the badgers going out in the second round.:sad: It' been ugly lately.

I picked them to win.

Everything.

:rolls: Hahahahaha my bracket is about to get completely busted. :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:30 PM
BRING ON NOVAK! AJDE! :rocker2:

Lee
03-16-2007, 08:30 PM
:tape: Li. 2 DFs at duece.

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:36 PM
I picked them to win.

Everything.

:rolls: Hahahahaha my bracket is about to get completely busted. :lol:

They'll win this game. UNLV didn't look too good earlier, so I think they'll get to the sweet 16. It's not impossible that the Badgers make the final 4????

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:38 PM
WTF ? They are showing entire 2nd set from last night ?:( :mad: :confused:
That's like an hour

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:40 PM
They aren't doing that here I don't think... :scratch:

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:43 PM
I think we're good to go.:angel:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:43 PM
I saw Novak :D

Players are walking on court :D

uglyamerican
03-16-2007, 08:47 PM
WTF ? They are showing entire 2nd set from last night ?:( :mad: :confused:
That's like an hour

Hope they don't do something strange over the border.


:wavey: I'll be back for the post-match party, y'all.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:48 PM
Bye Joe!

I may freak out every once in a while here :D

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:49 PM
Hope they don't do something strange over the border.


:wavey: I'll be back for the post-match party, y'all.

we have tsn and they are screwing up and I can't believe it :( :(

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:52 PM
Novak holds! 1-0*

Break him NOW!

Björki
03-16-2007, 08:54 PM
2 bP

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:54 PM
2 bps!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:54 PM
1 bp left come on!!

Björki
03-16-2007, 08:55 PM
are u watching Jess?

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:55 PM
Novak breaks!! 2*-0 :)

Keep it up!!!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:55 PM
are u watching Jess?

Yes :D :D :D :D

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:55 PM
I also keep screaming at my TV.

Björki
03-16-2007, 08:55 PM
Nole 2-0 *:rocker2:

Björki
03-16-2007, 08:56 PM
I am green with envy. I only have the SB

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:57 PM
Starsports is showing but very buffery :o

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:57 PM
I am green with envy. I only have the SB

Awww :hug:

3-0*

:rocker2:

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 08:58 PM
good start

3-0 Nole

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 08:59 PM
They are saying Ferrer had some issues with the way his racquets were restrung before the match. He sent a few out right when he got on court.

Whatever it is, I don't care. :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:03 PM
3*-1

You must hold Novak :D

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:04 PM
looks very easy

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:05 PM
Easy hold. Novak is on fire. Hitting winners everywhere :)

4-1*

ezekiel
03-16-2007, 09:05 PM
easy hold , surprising given that Ferrer is one of the best returners

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:10 PM
4*-2

nice easy serve please nole :D

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:14 PM
Shit Ferrer breaks back on a challenge.
Novak is pissed off.

4-3*

:sad:

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:15 PM
Nole :devil:

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:17 PM
*0-30

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:18 PM
And we get the break back :armed:

SERVE IT OUT! 5*-3

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:18 PM
Nole *5-3

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:23 PM
First set Nole 6-3.

Should have been easier than that. Novak completely mucked up an overhead to give Ferrer that break point.

Oh well. One more set to go :D

Anne-Claire
03-16-2007, 09:26 PM
Keep it up Nole :yeah:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:27 PM
0*-1

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:32 PM
1-1*

Break him Nole.

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:34 PM
Or not. :lol:

1*-2

Hold!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:39 PM
2-2*

Break him Novak!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:41 PM
3 bps!

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:42 PM
break!!!

3*-2 :D

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:42 PM
*3-2 :d

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:46 PM
4-2*

:d

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:47 PM
4*-3

hold hold hold hold hold

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:50 PM
2 more games :rocker2:

Saumon
03-16-2007, 09:52 PM
AJDE! :rocker2:

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:56 PM
Nole saved 2 BP.

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:56 PM
Nole holds 5-3*

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:56 PM
omg tough game but Nole holds

5-3*

backhand :inlove:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 09:57 PM
0-30

2 more points novakito!

Björki
03-16-2007, 09:58 PM
:rocker2:

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 10:00 PM
5*-4

Nole WILL serve it out now.

Or else. :armed:

Björki
03-16-2007, 10:00 PM
*5-4

serve it Nole

savesthedizzle
03-16-2007, 10:01 PM
15-0