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Is Indian Wells turning into a challenger?

Johnny Groove
03-12-2007, 03:58 AM
How many seeds lost today? :lol:

scoobs
03-12-2007, 04:02 AM
Thankfully there's enough strength in depth on the men's side to cope and still have a good end to the week - and the main top seeds, Federer aside, are still with us anyway.

NicoFan
03-12-2007, 04:02 AM
:lol:

Blaze - you are continuing the crazzzzyyyy day with this thread. :haha:

Our Rafa is in there. ;) So no challenger...

RickDaStick
03-12-2007, 04:04 AM
Down worry Rafatards even with Fed out, Nadal has no chance of winning.

Johnny Groove
03-12-2007, 04:04 AM
:lol:

Blaze - you are continuing the crazzzzyyyy day with this thread. :haha:

Our Rafa is in there. ;) So no challenger...

Sunrise Challenger :)

Johnny Groove
03-12-2007, 04:05 AM
Down worry Rafatards even with Fed out, Nadal has no chance of winning.

please. He has a cakewalk to the semis :p

martinatreue
03-12-2007, 04:05 AM
Kolya is losing 2-5. He will probably come back but then again who knows?

Labamba
03-12-2007, 04:05 AM
well, so far out today...

Federer
Robredo
Baghdatis
Berdych
Fish
Almagro
Stepanek
Tursunov
Calleri
Safin
Hrbaty

+ Youzhny went out yesterday

also Ljubicic and Nalbandian were on the brink today

Hewitt, Blake, Haas, Davydenko and Melzer still to play from the seeds

Conita
03-12-2007, 04:06 AM
i love it!

:lol:

Andre♥
03-12-2007, 04:07 AM
Who let the dogs out??? AUF AUF AUF

Great song, by the way! :cool:

RickDaStick
03-12-2007, 04:07 AM
please. He has a cakewalk to the semis :p


I dont think so. IF verdasco is on which he is very occasionally he will give Rafa a good match and than Ferrero or Acasuso. Ferrero beat him in Cincy last year and IF Acasuso is on than he too could challenge Nadal.

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:07 AM
Hewitt just took an injury timeout. Oh my gosh. Clearly they shouldn't play tennis on daylights savings day. smh.

~EMiLiTA~
03-12-2007, 04:08 AM
so now just because Federer is out (and let's face it, that's the main reason this thread was made), it's a challenger. there are a lot of other good players who are still there that deserve some respect.

NicoFan
03-12-2007, 04:08 AM
Sunrise Challenger :)

I want to fly to Florida for the Sunrise Challenger....Nico may play there. I'm so sad that I can't go to Florida this year...I usually always go to Miami and now Nico will be at Sunrise too. :bigcry:

Looking at the entry list - it's got a better entry than some regular tournaments. :lol:

Andre♥
03-12-2007, 04:08 AM
If Acasuso is on, Nadal will end up in the public stands...

When Chucho is on, he can beat anyone, anytime, anywhere!

NicoFan
03-12-2007, 04:09 AM
Hewitt just took an injury timeout. Oh my gosh. Clearly they shouldn't play tennis on daylights savings day. smh.

This has been the craziest tennis day - and it's continuing.... :lol:

danton
03-12-2007, 04:13 AM
Davy's just lost the first set against Querry. I like a good upset - there was very little of that in the AO so we are long overdue

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:14 AM
Davy's just lost the first set against Querry. I like a good upset - there was very little of that in the AO so we are long overdue

But this is actually an upset I saw coming! YAY for me!

sondraj06
03-12-2007, 04:15 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA


Fedtards where are you.

Role call -We got Ljubo, Where is the rest of the rag team

This was the confidence boast rafa needed. All he needs to do now is go with the flow

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:16 AM
This has been the craziest tennis day - and it's continuing.... :lol:

I know right. You would have thought Hewitt would have come out guns blazing, but alas no.

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:17 AM
so now just because Federer is out (and let's face it, that's the main reason this thread was made), it's a challenger. there are a lot of other good players who are still there that deserve some respect.

Yeah, but given today's events, this is now a little bit valid.

tangerine_dream
03-12-2007, 04:20 AM
Round Robin would've been perfect for Indian Wells. :lol:

NicoFan
03-12-2007, 04:29 AM
Round Robin would've been perfect for Indian Wells. :lol:

Shhhhhh - don't give Mr. Disney any ideas. :eek: :haha:

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:32 AM
Looks like Hewitt and Davydenko don't want to be causalities of the BYE.

LaTenista
03-12-2007, 04:46 AM
Hewitt just lost the 1st set :lol:

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 04:55 AM
Hewitt just lost the 1st set :lol:

Yeah, but he's up a break in the second...:o

Galathea
03-12-2007, 05:22 AM
well, so far out today...

Federer
Robredo
Baghdatis
Berdych
Fish
Almagro
Stepanek
Tursunov
Calleri
Safin
Hrbaty

+ Youzhny went out yesterday

also Ljubicic and Nalbandian were on the brink today

Hewitt, Blake, Haas, Davydenko and Melzer still to play from the seeds

You forgot Gonzalez that had to sweat like crazy to win ;)

scoobs
03-12-2007, 05:23 AM
Davydenko looks like he's decided he may stay after all.

2moretogo
03-12-2007, 05:57 AM
Somebody get the tournament director a drink. Stat.

That is yet another seed that fell. BYE, BYE, Hewitt.

Wonder if we have a players meeting to rid of the BYE?

Johnny Groove
03-12-2007, 11:41 AM
Hewitt lost too? :eek:

RonE
03-12-2007, 11:55 AM
This was the confidence boast rafa needed. All he needs to do now is go with the flow

So what you are basically saying is that Rafa needs all the rest of the top players beaten in order to get is confidence back and get back to his winning ways?

What happened to:
A true fan never doubts.

:haha:

Action Jackson
03-12-2007, 11:57 AM
How many seeds lost today? :lol:

Stop campaigning for the votes in the arse clown contest.

leng jai
03-12-2007, 11:59 AM
This is a pretty strong field for a Challenger I must say. What with Rafa, Roddick, Murray, Nole, Haas, Davy, Gonzo, Kolya still in.

Whistleway
03-12-2007, 12:54 PM
Maybe they all are trying to tell Mr.Disney something? ;)

Peoples
03-12-2007, 01:02 PM
It's a plot by uncle Toni who realized he'd messed up with Nadal's half of the draw ;)

Dougie
03-12-2007, 01:04 PM
so now just because Federer is out (and let's face it, that's the main reason this thread was made), it's a challenger. there are a lot of other good players who are still there that deserve some respect.

I agree! Upsets are a part of sports, and that´s the way it should be. All credit to the guys who beat the seeded players!:worship:

Nathaliia
03-12-2007, 01:10 PM
What's wrong with the challengers? :o Even Norah Jones recorded a song about Sunrise :awww:

Yeah but in fact, I would give that bottle of whiskey that is standing in front of me, if only that win over Fedex could have happened in a RR event :tape:

Galathea
03-12-2007, 02:28 PM
We can joke about RR, but I'm not sure Mr Disney and others won't take these results as justification for the system. Even with Las Vegas debacle.

sondraj06
03-12-2007, 03:43 PM
So what you are basically saying is that Rafa needs all the rest of the top players beaten in order to get is confidence back and get back to his winning ways?

What happened to:


:haha:

Oh you still don't get it, we'll take what we can get. And right now winning this will do wonders for his confidence.

..........Then order will be restored to the universe (the universe which is tennis)

Xristos
03-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Im telling you know. If I played IW it would be mine to lose.

Jimnik
03-12-2007, 04:20 PM
Federer goes out and suddenly it's branded a challenger. :rolleyes:

5 of the world's top 6 players are still left in the tournament. This is one hell of a challenger. :crazy:

gam_jonte
03-12-2007, 04:25 PM
well, so far out today...

Federer
Robredo
Baghdatis
Berdych
Fish
Almagro
Stepanek
Tursunov
Calleri
Safin
Hrbaty

+ Youzhny went out yesterday

also Ljubicic and Nalbandian were on the brink today

Hewitt, Blake, Haas, Davydenko and Melzer still to play from the seeds

You also forgot Söderling and as mentioned Gonzalez :P

case
03-12-2007, 04:32 PM
Challenger or not its all we have. I think fed losing is great for the sport
many agreed his record while remarkable was turning the sport into a who will finish second (or lost!) boring game
More top seeds will fall today
I predict roddick will fall

my0118
03-12-2007, 04:45 PM
Challenger or not its all we have. I think fed losing is great for the sport
many agreed his record while remarkable was turning the sport into a who will finish second (or lost!) boring game
More top seeds will fall today
I predict roddick will fall

Really? to Rochus? :cuckoo: