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Monday OP

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 02:53 PM
The weather here was absolutely abysmal so in the morning they have a special session for finishing up qualifying. No matches got finished yesterday.

Main Draw Matches:

Gallery Furniture Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.
• James Blake (4) vs.Wayne Odesnik
• Todd Martin vs.Martin Vassallo Arguello

Simmons Court, beginning at 4 p.m.
• Taylor Dent (3) vs.Franco Squillari
• Luis Horna (7) vs.Brian Vahaly
• Alexander Popp vs. Tomas Behrend

Woodforest Court, not before 4 p.m.
• Bowen/Fisher vs.Ayala/Kendrick

Maia
04-12-2004, 03:33 PM
I hope Brian would finally win a match! :unsure:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 03:38 PM
I hope so too!!!!

And.... it just started raining out. There's one system of showers moving through and hopefully it's done by early afternoon, then hopefully it's clear sailing for the rest of the week.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 07:22 PM
Looks like the rain might finally be moving through....

Can they "dry" the clay courts somehow? How soon after it stops raining can you play on clay? They've gotta be soaked though, after 2 and a half days of straight rain pretty much.

drew
04-12-2004, 10:29 PM
Does anyone know the latest scores from Houston, particularly Dent v Squillari
Thanks

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 10:32 PM
Looks like the rain might finally be moving through....

Can they "dry" the clay courts somehow? How soon after it stops raining can you play on clay? They've gotta be soaked though, after 2 and a half days of straight rain pretty much.

You can usually play right away. In fact, some tournaments let the players play through the rain since the wetness isn't dangerous on the surface, as long as it's not too big of a rain.

Neely
04-12-2004, 10:32 PM
I think there are no live scores, are there?
does someone know (from last year?)

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 10:32 PM
According to anything I have, the match hasn't started yet. It's not raining here (about a half hour away from the club), but yeah.... I'm not going over there today so I can't be of help.

If the court is really wet, what can they do to a clay court to make it playable? The rain stopped like, 2-3 hours ago or so.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 10:34 PM
You can usually play right away. In fact, some tournaments let the players play through the rain since the wetness isn't dangerous on the surface, as long as it's not too big of a rain.

Well it's been pouring for over two days.... not just a little rain lol

Neely, check out http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll?page=home they're not the best but better than nothing. They show the matches haven't started yet but who really knows. It doesn't look like the tourney site (which sucks bigtime) will have anything at all useful :( Though this is the only day I have to worry about it at least hehe

Neely
04-12-2004, 10:40 PM
Though this is the only day I have to worry about it at least hehe
lol, but too bad for me *g* ...wanted to follow the Todd Martin match and thought they provide cool point by point live scores

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 10:43 PM
Nope, this tournament site really really sucks.

Todd isn't scheduled for over 3 hours from now, you know that right? lol

Neely
04-12-2004, 10:47 PM
Todd isn't scheduled for over 3 hours from now, you know that right? lol
yes, I knew that, but better I'm asking now in advance than short before the match starts :cool:

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 10:50 PM
okidokie I was just making sure :)

I still can't find any info on scores... weirdddddddddd. I can't see why it'd be continually delated unless the court is just too muddy to safely play on?

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 10:55 PM
According to anything I have, the match hasn't started yet. It's not raining here (about a half hour away from the club), but yeah.... I'm not going over there today so I can't be of help.

If the court is really wet, what can they do to a clay court to make it playable? The rain stopped like, 2-3 hours ago or so.

I'm not sure, but I think they can pull out those floor drier quasi-vacuum shaped thingies? lol. I mean like they did for the US Open last year, which they showed constantly on TV.

Deboogle!.
04-12-2004, 10:57 PM
oh ok, I just wasn't sure if those can be used on clay as well. I mean, it's Houston, it rains here, A LOT. I'm sure they have something in place. I'm just surprised they're starting an hour late. Either that or livescore.com just isn't updating, which means this is gonna be one frustrating tournament to follow lol

Neely
04-12-2004, 11:28 PM
which means this is gonna be one frustrating tournament to follow lol
well, you can make it much more less frustrating for all of us here if you take a notebook and a wireless internet connection device with you in order to post the live scores for us here in the forum.... hehe ;) ;) :)

J. Corwin
04-12-2004, 11:31 PM
Too bad they don't have a live scoreboard for the tournament.

drew
04-12-2004, 11:39 PM
According to CBS the score is Dent 6-0 5-5 at the moment

TennisLurker
04-12-2004, 11:40 PM
dent bageled squillari?

TennisLurker
04-12-2004, 11:46 PM
could you please link me to the cbs livescores?

drew
04-12-2004, 11:47 PM
http://www.sportsline.com/tennis/scoreboard

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:04 AM
i suggest everyone email this tournament
email address is on website
tell them what a disgrace they are w/ their website
there are 3 tournaments going on this week.
the ones in portugal and spain have real time scoring
while the tournament in the US doesn't have real time scoring
DISGRACEFUL.
maybe those texans will decide to put up real time scoring
if they get enough emails

drew
04-13-2004, 12:05 AM
3rd set now

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:15 AM
i emailed the tournament in San Jose 3 years ago about no real time scoring, the next year they had it. maybe these guys will do the same.

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 12:21 AM
dent leads 60 57 21, I dont know if he is up a break or not

tennis_spider
04-13-2004, 12:32 AM
Call -- 713-783-1620..maybe this can help...... :)

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:37 AM
if you call them, ask them why their website sucks so bad?

star
04-13-2004, 12:44 AM
Because Mac is a cheap bastard. ;)

Who's your money on, Dylan?

I'm rooting for Squillari. :)

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:47 AM
that is why i want everyone to email them. maybe they will make a change

for this tournament, i have a 3 team parlay w/ Blake,Behrend and Horna

star
04-13-2004, 12:48 AM
oh ok, I just wasn't sure if those can be used on clay as well. I mean, it's Houston, it rains here, A LOT. I'm sure they have something in place. I'm just surprised they're starting an hour late. Either that or livescore.com just isn't updating, which means this is gonna be one frustrating tournament to follow lol

Hey, I read this thing in a book.... true story, that one year at the Italian Open for the women, it had rained so hard that the court was a mess even though it was clay and could stand to be wet. So they poured kerosene on it and set it afire. It worked! Dried the court in record time. :)

star
04-13-2004, 12:49 AM
that is why i want everyone to email them. maybe they will make a change

for this tournament, i have a 3 team parlay w/ Blake,Behrend and Horna

Not quite sure what that means, but I'm sure it's devilishly clever. ;)

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 12:49 AM
their website sucks ass

star
04-13-2004, 12:50 AM
I'm not sure it is THAT good, Bilbo. ;)

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 12:51 AM
I can't even find an email address

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:53 AM
their website sucks ass

make sure to email them and let them know. i already did.

westsidetennisclub@yahoo.com

dylan24
04-13-2004, 12:54 AM
they are so pathetic.
their email address is at yahoo.com
a free email address
can these people be any cheaper?

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 12:58 AM
If you ask me the ATP should force every tournament to have live scores on their website.

star
04-13-2004, 12:59 AM
they are so pathetic.
their email address is at yahoo.com
a free email address
can these people be any cheaper?


Let me refer you to my earlier post. :)

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 01:01 AM
here is what i wrote:

Hello,

I miss some live scores on your website. Why are there none? Your website sucks a fat one.

Best Regards,
Bilbo

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 01:13 AM
Squillari def. Dent (3) 0-6 7-5 7-6 (5)

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 01:19 AM
yeah!!

win the tournament franco!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:21 AM
Taylor :o

LOL You guys are funny with the website... I'm glad I'll be at the tournament from tomorrow on and won't have to deal with it.

:worship: for star

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 01:24 AM
even if it rains the whole monzon on the court, it takes only 40 minutes to dry it.

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 01:25 AM
on clay I mean

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:29 AM
ok thanks TL, I was just curious :)

So no one knows why they started so late, huh? The night session is all backed up I see. I'm kinda glad I'm not there tonight. it's too cold out and it sounds like it's kind of a mess. They better be more punctual tomorrow!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:29 AM
oh, Horna/Vahaly has started at least.

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:44 AM
Horna took the first 6-3.... poor Brian, is he ever gonna win a main draw match?

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:45 AM
Blake/Odesnik 4-1

Bilbo
04-13-2004, 01:51 AM
Vahaly's serve is very weak

Billabong
04-13-2004, 01:51 AM
Squillari :eek:!!!

tennisking
04-13-2004, 01:56 AM
What time is Todd Martin playing? Do u guys know anything about his opponent?

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 01:57 AM
Todd plays after James Blake's match, which at last update was 4-1 Blake in the first set (though I'm sure it's much further along than that now).... so.... maybe in an hour, hour and a half? Don't know a thing about his opponent though, sorry

tennisking
04-13-2004, 01:59 AM
How do you rate Todd on clay? Suppose his serve volley game will not be as effective?

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 02:04 AM
Horna on clay is too good for Vahaly.

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 02:07 AM
Todd (only god know how) won barcelona 5 years ago more or less.

he is not great on clay but he has experience

myggen
04-13-2004, 02:09 AM
Anybody knows the results from the qualification matches this afternoon? Thanks

Neely
04-13-2004, 02:10 AM
How do you rate Todd on clay? Suppose his serve volley game will not be as effective?
I'm not a big prognosticator if I tell ya that clay is certainly Todd's worst surface... I'd say he suckzzzz on clay, look at his record... he hardly plays on clay and is negative over the last few years, enough said

but nevertheless, I like this guy very much, I want him to win! :woohoo:

Go Todd!!!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:15 AM
well...

Martin Vassallo Arguello (ITA) vs Todd Martin (USA) Martin Leads 1-0
02 Roland Garros (France) Clay R128 Todd Martin 6-2 7-5 3-6 4-6 7-5

so who knows lol!!!!

tennisking
04-13-2004, 02:25 AM
These score updates for Houston are ridicoulous!!!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:29 AM
yes.. they are!!!!!!! wait..... they're not even ridiculous, they're nonexistent!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:39 AM
they finally updated, gee thanks!

Horna def. Vahaly 6-3 6-1
Blake def. Odesnik 6-4 6-2

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 02:41 AM
horna defeted vahaly 6361

blake defeated odesnik 6462

here you can find some livescores http://www.tbwsport.com/

go to "today live", tennis submit, atp houston submit

TennisLurker
04-13-2004, 02:42 AM
now I see my post was kinda useless

bunk are you going to the tournament?

tennisking
04-13-2004, 02:43 AM
Horna 63 61
Blake 64 62

and now for Todd!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:56 AM
yes TL I'm going tomorrow. I had a thing tonight that I had to be at, plus it's a fair distance away and there wasn't anyone I was DYING to see to make it worth the trek. plus, it's COLD out tonight. I'll go tomorrow starting around 4 and stay for Andy and Mardy at night :)

J. Corwin
04-13-2004, 03:22 AM
Todd won 1st set 6-1

Neely
04-13-2004, 03:24 AM
yeah, Toddy is about to destroy Vasallo!!! :)

go and win that frigging 2nd set now! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 03:28 AM
Go Todd!! I need to see the Senator later in the week!! :)

Neely
04-13-2004, 03:49 AM
Todd Martin completely DESTROYED that Vasallo guy
6-1 6-2

well done, Todd!!! :worship:

tennisking
04-13-2004, 03:50 AM
Neely where did u get the result from?

tennisking
04-13-2004, 03:52 AM
seen it now.thanks!. well done indeed by martin.

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 04:13 AM
OMG Taylor!!!
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Third-seeded Taylor Dent took a big early lead and then fell apart, losing to Argentina's Franco Squillari 0-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Dent, ranked 35th in the world, was ahead 4-1 in the second set when the 130th-ranked Squillari rallied. Squillari never trailed in the tiebreaker.

Dent lost in the first round of the Clay Court tournament for the third straight year.
-------

he had 6-0 4-1 and LOST????????

TheBoiledEgg
04-13-2004, 06:31 AM
Squirrel......... phew
nearly losing to the Goon on clay :rolleyes:

Todd :yeah:
James :)

FryslanBoppe
04-13-2004, 06:38 AM
Well done Franco, what was the deal losing to Dent 6-0 on clay?

Good to see Horna and Franco are still there, though it will probably happen that any of the players that can actually play on clay will knock themselves out of the tournament.

Maia
04-13-2004, 09:24 AM
James :yeah:
Brian :awww:

Have fun tommorow, Debra!

Deboogle!.
04-13-2004, 02:02 PM
thanks Maia! :)