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petesampras_1
05-01-2007, 06:31 AM
Well, Fox Sports is showing it here.

can you post the tv schedule of The Battle of the Surfaces: Rafa-Roger Exhibition on foxsports?

Action Jackson
05-01-2007, 07:27 AM
Yep, mission accomplished.

I don't want to know about it really, if I want some gimmicks then I will watch the WWE.

petesampras_1
05-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Thailand UBC sports will live broadcast The Battle Of Surfaces Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal.

We can see it use sopcast player,it's true sports channel - football on sopcast
Schedule below:
UBC Chanel : UBC SuperSport
Date : 02/05/2007
21:00 Tennis Battle Of Surfaces 2007: Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal

Date : 03/05/2007
10:30 Tennis Battle Of Surfaces 2007: Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal

Date : 05/05/2007
00:00 Tennis Battle Of Surfaces 2007: Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal

16:00 Tennis Battle Of Surfaces 2007: Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal

mashamaniac
05-01-2007, 12:27 PM
any other broadcaster??

W!MBLEDON
05-01-2007, 12:28 PM
:woohoo: SOPCAST?! I'm SO glad! I'm also relieved that they're showing it on multiple occasions, in case I miss it. ;) Thanks for being so informative about this exho, petesampras_1! Kudos to you! :yeah:

petesampras_1
05-01-2007, 12:40 PM
you are welcome.

the live time is thailand time(Bangkok),you need convert it to your local time.

azmad_88
05-01-2007, 01:13 PM
Eurosport?

W!MBLEDON
05-01-2007, 01:58 PM
Shouldn't be too far off my own time. :lol: Is no problem. :yeah:

The Pro
05-01-2007, 02:20 PM
Haha, eurosport.

Good one...

If it's on the tennis channel then it will be on TVU Player, right?:confused:

lordmanji
05-01-2007, 02:30 PM
ok so by my conversion in the states west coast the exhibition will begin at 9am on weds on that thai channel.

Oliboyz
05-01-2007, 02:32 PM
:) :) :)
i'm in Thailand, i can watch it live tomorrow... Thanks bro.

ThePunisher23
05-01-2007, 02:52 PM
Manji...i think the time will be 7am for you tomorrow (wednesday)...the time in bangkok right now is 9:48pm (tuesday night)...i live in the eastern time zone, so its 10:48am tuesday morning here...they are 11 hours ahead of the eastern time zone...its 7:48am on the west coast right now...so...if they play at 21:00 on wednesday bangkok time...that would make it 9:00pm bangkok time...making it 10am eastern time...thus 7am west coast time...

Metis
05-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Manji...i think the time will be 5am for you tomorrow (wednesday)...the time in bangkok right now is 9:48pm (tuesday night)...i live in the eastern time zone, so its 10:48am tuesday morning here...they are 11 hours ahead of the eastern time zone...its 7:48am on the west coast right now...so...if they play at 21:00 on wednesday bangkok time...that would make it 9:00pm bangkok time...making it 8am eastern time...thus 5am west coast time...

No, if there are 11 hours difference that means it starts at 10am for the east coast and therefore 7am west coast.

Besides the match starts at 4pm local time which means 10am EST (6 hours difference).

ThePunisher23
05-01-2007, 02:59 PM
^^^i already had it like that...did you change my times?...

Metis
05-01-2007, 03:01 PM
^^^i already had it like that...did you change my times?...

:confused: Why would I do that? You must have corrected it after I pressed 'quote'.

ThePunisher23
05-01-2007, 03:04 PM
hmmm, don't know cause i hadn't even posted yet...weird...

Metis
05-01-2007, 03:11 PM
hmmm, don't know cause i hadn't even posted yet...weird...

:shrug: The message was there, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to quote it. Anyway, the important thing is we know what time the match will be aired :lol:.

petesampras_1
05-01-2007, 03:12 PM
if anyone can't find "true sports channel - football" on sopcast,please enter the channel address into the sopcast address bar:

sop://202.184.158.190:3912/887

then you can see this channel.

now this channel broadcasting Tennis Wta Doha 2007(henin vs. jankovic)

cincimini
05-01-2007, 03:15 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

THANK YOU!!!!

Blue Heart24
05-01-2007, 03:18 PM
:banana:

lunahielo
05-01-2007, 07:51 PM
OK...I am now confused.. (which is nothing unusual) :) :eek:

Please~~for the USA, what is the time of the match?
I am in CDT (2 hrs. ahead of West Coast and 1 hour behind East Coast)

Please un-confuse me. :hug:
luna
And~~can we get this sopcast link in the US? ?????

Metis
05-01-2007, 08:14 PM
OK...I am now confused.. (which is nothing unusual) :) :eek:

Please~~for the USA, what is the time of the match?
I am in CDT (2 hrs. ahead of West Coast and 1 hour behind East Coast)

Please un-confuse me. :hug:
luna
And~~can we get this sopcast link in the US? ?????

It is at 9am for you (10am east coast).

You will have to download sopcast (it's a P2P program, you can find it with google) and look for the channel mentioned above. It works in the US.

LinkMage
05-01-2007, 10:15 PM
can you post the tv schedule of The Battle of the Surfaces: Rafa-Roger Exhibition on foxsports?

msn.foxsports.com/other/story/6351438

Mie. Mayo 2 Tenis- Batalla de Superficies Federer Nadal 11:00 (EV)

guapogreg08
05-01-2007, 10:25 PM
Aside from all the hoopla about watching it live, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE UPOLAD THE MATCH FROM THEIR TELEVISIONS??!?!?!

thanks a bunch

NicoFan
05-01-2007, 10:33 PM
I get Fox Sports en espanol but not FS Latin America. :shrug:

I'm with guapogreg08 - someone please please please upload it on youtube.

Sunset of Age
05-01-2007, 10:42 PM
For all those without live coverage, Sopcast-whatever not working and the like, see http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=100809

Hope to have been of any help. :angel:

lunahielo
05-01-2007, 10:43 PM
It is at 9am for you (10am east coast).

You will have to download sopcast (it's a P2P program, you can find it with google) and look for the channel mentioned above. It works in the US.

Metis, :hug:
Thank you so very much.!
luna :)

adee-gee
05-01-2007, 10:52 PM
Vamos Rafa :p

Rafa = Fed Killa
05-01-2007, 10:53 PM
The God of Clay must adapt to kryptonite. ;)

sawan66278
05-01-2007, 10:54 PM
Yes, I am obsessed with the sport of tennis...so much so, that I called my cable provider and subscribed to the Comcast language package, which includes Fox in Spanish!!!!!:eek: Now, am I correct: the match WILL be televised on Fox in Spanish here in the U.S.

And at what time (eastern standard time)? According to the "battle" website, the match starts in a little over 19 hours...so that would make it 2:00 p.m. here....am I correct?

Or just a big loser? Actually, don't answer the question about my being a loser;)

sawan66278
05-01-2007, 10:54 PM
And to clarify: I will cancel the Spanish language package from Comcast following the match. The fee charged is prorated.

NicoFan
05-01-2007, 10:59 PM
You are not a loser. :lol:

But I just checked and it doesn't look like Fox Sports en espanol is going to have it. :sad:

Veronique
05-01-2007, 11:01 PM
http://http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/0e/fullj.getty-tennis-esp-sui-federer-nadal-surface_2_34_00_pm.jpg

Veronique
05-01-2007, 11:04 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/0e/fullj.getty-tennis-esp-sui-federer-nadal-surface_2_34_00_pm.jpg

Ays25
05-01-2007, 11:04 PM
well..
if the court was devided to two horizontally and not vertically that would be much more fun

sawan66278
05-01-2007, 11:38 PM
But I just checked and it doesn't look like Fox Sports en espanol is going to have it.

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

sawan66278
05-01-2007, 11:40 PM
Nico...are you sure about the Fox coverage?

This is ridiculous: yahoo has the match on the front page, and NO U.S. COVERAGE!!!!!!!!

Yappa
05-02-2007, 12:14 AM
if anyone can't find "true sports channel - football" on sopcast,please enter the channel address into the sopcast address bar:

sop://202.184.158.190:3912/887

then you can see this channel.

now this channel broadcasting Tennis Wta Doha 2007(henin vs. jankovic)

Thx, works very well.

Of course both the bitrate and the resolution could be higher.

Resolution: 320 x 240
Bitrate: 273 KBit/s

Yappa
05-02-2007, 12:28 AM
Uhm, there's something wrong with the countdown on the Battle of the Surfaces HP. According to the countdown, the match will start in 8hrs 32 mins which would be 5 hrs earlier than planned. :D

petesampras_1
05-02-2007, 12:52 AM
www dot sopcast dot org

LinkMage
05-02-2007, 01:08 AM
Uhm, there's something wrong with the countdown on the Battle of the Surfaces HP. According to the countdown, the match will start in 8hrs 32 mins which would be 5 hrs earlier than planned. :D

They are showing it live here at 11 am. So that should be 10 am in the US east coast and 4 pm in Spain.

+alonso
05-02-2007, 02:42 AM
Fox Sports Latinoamerica will show it! :eek: I'm really surprised that They're broadcasting the match!

ChinoRios4Ever
05-02-2007, 03:07 AM
FOX Sports Premium for me... :o

10 am Chile time, replay on thursday 3 at 8 am Chile time (on FOX Sports Basico too) according to www.foxsportsla.com

ChinoRios4Ever
05-02-2007, 03:09 AM
Fox Sports Latinoamerica will show it! :eek: I'm really surprised that They're broadcasting the match!

do you have FOX Sports Premium or only Basico??? :confused:

i read that only Premium shows the match for Chile like they did for Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana, also for F-1 and ATP Tennis

brent-o
05-02-2007, 03:33 AM
well..
if the court was devided to two horizontally and not vertically that would be much more fun

Yea, that would be cool. If you would like to hit a hard, flat drive, you aim it toward the grass side. If you want to hit a topspin that jumps off the court, hit to the clay side. It'd be interesting although it'd be tricky to move on.

sawan66278
05-02-2007, 03:40 AM
What about Fox Sports in Spanish in the U.S.? Will they show it, and at what time?

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 04:00 AM
What sports channel on Sopcast will stream it?
Anybody?

Saumon
05-02-2007, 06:04 AM
so at what time will it be? :confused:

the count down says it's in 3 hours (so 11am) but the tix seem to say 4pm :scratch:

MariaV
05-02-2007, 07:01 AM
Umm, as I understand it should be 4 pm your time Gab. :shrug:

FluffyYellowBall
05-02-2007, 07:56 AM
LIIIVVEEE STTRREEAAAMMMIINNGGG AANNNYYOOONNEEE?!?!?!?! Its starting soon and ive got NOTHING. Never used live streaming

refero*fervens
05-02-2007, 07:58 AM
Well I won't be seeing it but I'm sure we'll get a lot of *lovely* reports when the match is over ;)

Xristos
05-02-2007, 08:26 AM
awhen does it begin?

scoobs
05-02-2007, 08:33 AM
It's a very good question. Now the website seems to be down for me so I can't check.

Jaffas85
05-02-2007, 09:10 AM
So, this is being live streamed from somewhere? for free?

what site?

Conita
05-02-2007, 09:20 AM
anyone knows if it will be shown in the uk?

Hagar
05-02-2007, 09:48 AM
Damn it. Publicity for this thing everywhere but NOWHERE is the time mentioned. And battleofthesurfaces.com can't be uploaded!

Xristos
05-02-2007, 10:03 AM
Any idea when this starts?

Hagar
05-02-2007, 10:04 AM
See, this is something which pisses the hell out of me. Everywhere the battle of the surfaces is announced but NOWHERE it is mentioned AT WHAT TIME it takes place.
Does anyone know this or is this the biggest secret there ever was?

Halba
05-02-2007, 10:11 AM
i wish i friggin knew as wel...would love to watch my two fav players :)

sarciness
05-02-2007, 10:12 AM
Does anyone know this or is this the biggest secret there ever was?

Biggest secret. They thought it'd be good for publicity to have a crap website that crashes and not publicise the time "to get the people talking" about the event, and casue general mass hysteria.

Halba
05-02-2007, 10:12 AM
02.05.2007 | 10:26




13.12.2005

640 Posts

THE MATCHTS STARTS AT

16:00 HOURS IN SPAIN TODAY, 2 MAY.

Check here to know what time it is at this moment in PALMA DE MALLORCA:

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=191

Yappa
05-02-2007, 10:26 AM
Funny, how ppl are panicking and now asking the same questions over and over. :lol:

YES, there is a free livestream and all the info needed was already posted here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=100805

Just install SOPcast (google), and paste the following URL into your browser:
sop://202.184.158.190:3912/887

YES, as I already said, the website had a wrong countdown, or maybe it was just a countdown for when the site would crash totally. :lol:

The match is supposed to start in 3 hrs, 34 mins.

KYEHS
05-02-2007, 10:32 AM
The match will begin at 16:00 PM (spanish time).

goforgold99
05-02-2007, 11:18 AM
Funny, how ppl are panicking and now asking the same questions over and over. :lol:

YES, there is a free livestream and all the info needed was already posted here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=100805

Just install SOPcast (google), and paste the following URL into your browser:
sop://202.184.158.190:3912/887

YES, as I already said, the website had a wrong countdown, or maybe it was just a countdown for when the site would crash totally. :lol:

The match is supposed to start in 3 hrs, 34 mins.
the channel doesn't work anymore :sad:

Yappa
05-02-2007, 11:22 AM
the channel doesn't work anymore :sad:

Still works for me.

goforgold99
05-02-2007, 11:24 AM
Still works for me.
alright, now it's working again :worship: :D
weird

Veronique
05-02-2007, 11:36 AM
Are we still on? I have True Sports up already although the match doesn't start for another 2+hrs. LOL

azmad_88
05-02-2007, 11:37 AM
how many hours to go?

SBruguera
05-02-2007, 11:51 AM
how many hours to go?


Two hours and nine minutes to go.

Saumon
05-02-2007, 11:56 AM
it must have been asked already but it's best of 3 or best of 5? tie break in the last set or not? :p

MisterQ
05-02-2007, 12:04 PM
it must have been asked already but it's best of 3 or best of 5? tie break in the last set or not? :p

It's best of 3 on the grass and best of 5 on clay. :lol:

oz_boz
05-02-2007, 12:11 PM
Quoting Kjellberg, a Swedish blogger: If this took place in the 70's it would have been Borg playing himself :lol:

jitterbug
05-02-2007, 12:16 PM
Quoting Kjellberg, a Swedish blogger: If this took place in the 70's it would have been Borg playing himself :lol:

He could play squash :p

Hagar
05-02-2007, 12:18 PM
02.05.2007 | 10:26




13.12.2005

640 Posts

THE MATCHTS STARTS AT

16:00 HOURS IN SPAIN TODAY, 2 MAY.

Check here to know what time it is at this moment in PALMA DE MALLORCA:

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=191

THANKS!!!

Mateya
05-02-2007, 12:56 PM
I must watch this no matter what. :)

Yes, even tennis and girlfriend will have to wait. :devil:

minhngoc
05-02-2007, 12:58 PM
i can't seem to get the channel. It says cannot retrive data. Anyone how to fix it ?

goforgold99
05-02-2007, 01:04 PM
i can't seem to get the channel. It says cannot retrive data. Anyone how to fix it ?

had this error half an hour ago or so. but then it suddenly worked again.

neme6
05-02-2007, 01:19 PM
I logged in this channel and it isn't working for me

FluffyYellowBall
05-02-2007, 01:28 PM
ive been trying to find that out since the morning and they dont even have it on the homepage! (which wasnt working for most of the day)

FluffyYellowBall
05-02-2007, 01:38 PM
They dont even have a tv schedule on the. So pathetic!
For those of u who have Jazeera Sports, will they be getting it?? I heard they will but their online schedule is so confusing..

joseluismb
05-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Fox Sports Argentina will be showing it in 20 minutes... and I have that Channel:D

suus21
05-02-2007, 01:42 PM
can u tell us the score?

FluffyYellowBall
05-02-2007, 01:46 PM
yea...we need a thread for the lucky ones who get to watch it to keep us up to date! ANy bandana/banana inncidents should be reported as well!

Oliboyz
05-02-2007, 01:51 PM
Super Sport from True vision in Thailand will show it soon.:D

Veronique
05-02-2007, 01:53 PM
I've had it on for the past 2 hrs without problem. I wonder if it's an ISP issue?

FluffyYellowBall
05-02-2007, 02:00 PM
:confused: :confused: Anyone from the middle east??

It says on the homepage that it will be aired in the middle east, just dont know which channels:confused:

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:02 PM
And it began...
Both halfs of the courts are still covered. Well, livescores should probably be posted in the exhibition matches Forum.

Smasher
05-02-2007, 02:04 PM
It's not on Al Jazeera Sports 1 or 2, don't know about +1 and +2

Chris Seahorse
05-02-2007, 02:07 PM
OMG - this damn sopcast thing - it looks like it is working :bounce:

TomasUli
05-02-2007, 02:07 PM
for our American friends: is it on DISH? ..if so, on what channel? thanks

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Some ballkids are dressed ala Rafa and some ala Roger. :lol:

Hmmm... Commentary on Sopcast is in Thai :(.

Veronique
05-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Yeah, it's on. OMG!

Straby
05-02-2007, 02:08 PM
It's not on Al Jazeera Sports 1 or 2, don't know about +1 and +2

It isn't on +1 or +2 either. Also nothing on ART Sport 1/2/3/4/5/6.

Kitty de Sade
05-02-2007, 02:09 PM
Some ballkids are dressed ala Rafa and some ala Roger. :lol:

Hmmm... Commentary on Sopcast is in Thai :(.

I just said that Metis- if it were Spanish, French or even German I'd be fine. Thai though- I have no clue whatsoever. :(

keqtqiadv
05-02-2007, 02:10 PM
Sportv :p

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:12 PM
LOL, what a show. Computer animations with the names of past Clay and Grass champs.

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:13 PM
I just said that Metis- if it were Spanish, French or even German I'd be fine. Thai though- I have no clue whatsoever. :(

or Greek :D

And now we are hearing the technicians :lol: At least they speak Spanish :lol:.

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Now Moya is stepping on the court, flanked by two Mini Nadals. :D

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Santana and Moya came out. Charly looks good! :D

TomasUli
05-02-2007, 02:14 PM
for our American friends: is it on DISH? ..if so, on what channel? thanks

smitty8
05-02-2007, 02:16 PM
I can't get the player to connect and I've been trying for at least a half hour. :confused: I'm a bit frustrated. :(

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Now Moya is stepping on the court, flanked by two Mini Nadals. :D

and Santana was flanked by two mini Federers. The court is being uncovered!

I wonder who the umpire will be.

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Thx for moving this thread, mods.

Yeah, looks good. :)

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:17 PM
lol awesome. true sports channel feed aint bad on sopcast. i hate tho that my monitor has been blue for like months making both sides look green.

Tomek.
05-02-2007, 02:18 PM
so where???

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:19 PM
Federer is first!

jazar
05-02-2007, 02:21 PM
This match is been broadcasted in
Indian, Japan, South Africa, South America, Brazil, Hispanic US, Sub Korea, Germany, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Singapur, ,Middle East, UAE, Dubai

as you can see, its being broadcast in all the tennis hotspots

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:21 PM
i predict federer will go all out and kick nadal's muscular butt then go into fo thinking he has a chance only to get his butt kicked a la andy roddick at the ao.

scoobs
05-02-2007, 02:22 PM
I hope someone can record a TV broadcast and share it - I'm attempting to record the livesteam but anyone's guess how good it will be.

LinkMage
05-02-2007, 02:23 PM
The entrance was a little weird, they had to cross the stands to get to the court.

guga2120
05-02-2007, 02:25 PM
i can't believe there getting ready to play on that court.

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:26 PM
Rafa of course the last one to get to the net for the coin toss :lol:.

It seems that the commentary is going to be in Spanish after all. But still we can hear them trying to fix technical problems :confused:.

It seems they are going to change shoes every time. They have them ready on a table

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:28 PM
god i hope they switch sides so we can see how each player will do on each side. if fed stays on grass he'll be at a huge disadvantage since the surface is faster. fed is so good on grass because of the shots landing on the OTHER side not his side while Rafa is good on clay precisely because on clay he has all day to run down shots. quite unfair.

vamosnadal
05-02-2007, 02:30 PM
god i hope they switch sides so we can see how each player will do on each side. if fed stays on grass he'll be at a huge disadvantage since the surface is faster. fed is so good on grass because of the shots landing on the OTHER side not his side while Rafa is good on clay precisely because on clay he has all day to run down shots. quite unfair.

They will be switching sides like normal.

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:31 PM
Rafa of course the last one to get to the net for the coin toss :lol:.
It seems that the commentary is going to be in Spanish after all. But still we can hear them trying to fix technical problems :confused:.

It seems they are going to change shoes every time. They have them ready on a table

Even in an exhibition, he has to keep everyone waiting on him at net:ras:

jazar
05-02-2007, 02:31 PM
They will be switching sides like normal.

and they have to change their shoes everytime, which will give rafa more of an excuse to waste time :yeah:

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 02:32 PM
IT can be a good thing for federer,the fact that he starts on grass,his favorite surface will push him to be more agressive and come to the net and perhaps its an aim for him,try different things against nadal and see what works or not.

realtin
05-02-2007, 02:32 PM
Federer's laughing more than I am right now:lol:

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:34 PM
Federer's laughing more than I am right now:lol:

I'm laughing too......:lol: :lol: I can't believe they're doing this:lol:

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:34 PM
Rafa to serve...

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:34 PM
they both look super serious. doesnt feel like exhibition.

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:35 PM
30-0 Vamos Rafa :haha:

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:37 PM
30-0 Vamos Rafa :haha:

40-30 Come On Roger........kick that fantastic arse:lol:

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:37 PM
1-0* and they are changing shoes :lol:

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:38 PM
They're switching sides already??:confused: I thought it was one set then switch sides??

Or Levy
05-02-2007, 02:38 PM
Ugh, too bad I can't watch from work. I'm dying to see it. I hope someone will put it on Youtube...

So, they are serious? No kidding around and weird drop shots?

azza
05-02-2007, 02:38 PM
Is Rafa on Clay and Roger on Grass or vise versa and do they change courts at each end like normal?

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
This is going to take for ever with the shoes and all. Roger was really fast though!

scoobs
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
No they change ends as normal and will change shoes on the change of ends, apparently.

vamosnadal
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
1-0* and they are changing shoes :lol:

:haha: :haha: I just can't believe this is happening - the whole thing is crazy!! :haha:

scoobs
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
They're playing normally - so far.

jazar
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
No they change ends as normal and will change shoes on the change of ends, apparently.

tis correct

m9m9m9m9m9
05-02-2007, 02:40 PM
They're switching sides already??:confused: I thought it was one set then switch sides??


wow...i dont know they actually switch sides. They would easily injure themselves

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Rafa is really slow in changing shoes. ;)

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 02:41 PM
federer has more troubles

guga2120
05-02-2007, 02:42 PM
swithching shoes every change over this is going to take forever, i just hope one of them doesn't get hurt in this thing.

Byrd
05-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Is it best of 3 sets?

kartveteran
05-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Who served in the first game? And on which side of the court?

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:43 PM
1-1

xcrap
05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
roger coming into the net on clay.

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
1-1 Let's see how Rafa does serving on the grass side :)

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
Who served in the first game? And on which side of the court?

Nadal served first on clay, then they switched sides. Roger served on clay and now Nadal is serving on grass.

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:44 PM
This match is been broadcasted in
Indian, Japan, South Africa, South America, Brazil, Hispanic US, Sub Korea, Germany, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Singapur, ,Middle East, UAE, Dubai

as you can see, its being broadcast in all the tennis hotspots

It's not broadcasted in Germany.

I hope someone can record a TV broadcast and share it - I'm attempting to record the livesteam but anyone's guess how good it will be.

Yeah, I am also recording it right now. At least you can see the ball.

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:45 PM
And the first one falls :scared:

Or Levy
05-02-2007, 02:45 PM
How are they playing, I mean - can you tell it's a weird game? Do they seem to have difficulties managing the bounce or whatever?

alansk
05-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Time for Fed to break :devil: Vamos!

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 02:46 PM
its fun to watch federer hitting hard fromthe back of the court and nadal making volleys

vamosnadal
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
And the first one falls :scared:

All of a sudden this has stopped being funny and I remember just how potentially stupid this thing is! I hope neither get injured.

smitty8
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
Well, I give up trying to watch on sopcast, the player will not connect. :mad: Hopefully someone is recording it and I'll watch it later. I have to work anyway. :rolleyes:

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
Great FH DTL from Nadal, followed by an easy volley put away. Game Nadal.

2:1

Change of sides/shoes. :lol:

Or Levy
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
Who fell?

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:47 PM
Rafa holds 2-1* :cool:

And they change shoes again. Nadal also has to move the special soles from one shoe to the other.

guga2120
05-02-2007, 02:48 PM
All of a sudden this has stopped being funny and I remember just how potentially stupid this thing is! I hope neither get injured.
seriously what if one of them got hurt in this stupid thing and couldn't play in Paris, if they wanted to play an exho should have just done it on a clay court, not this hybrid thing.

scoobs
05-02-2007, 02:48 PM
Nadal on the grass after a stretch volley but he rolled into it

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:49 PM
Nadal is slow at doing everything......... Roger is standing on his grass side waiting for Nadal to finish putting on his shoes:lol: :lol:

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:50 PM
fed going serve and volley

Blue Heart24
05-02-2007, 02:50 PM
:)

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:50 PM
And the first one falls :scared:

I know:o They seem to be quite serious about this.

Saumon
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
And they change shoes again. Nadal also has to move the special soles from one shoe to the other.

plus the bottles routine, the socks routine, the undies routine, the hair routine... :lol: I'm surprised they've already played 3 games :p

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
fed definitely having more trouble holding serve

Xristos
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Is Fed wearing a white or red shirt?

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
rafas got the break

Blue Heart24
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Rafa breaks *3-1

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Rafa breaks 3*-1 :woohoo:


:haha:

jazar
05-02-2007, 02:51 PM
It's not broadcasted in Germany.

according to the offical website it is

Blue Heart24
05-02-2007, 02:52 PM
Is Fed wearing a white or red shirt?

white

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 02:52 PM
this volley federer:(

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 02:52 PM
white

Or Levy
05-02-2007, 02:52 PM
Exho or not, Roger is not going to be happy to lose this match, too.

lynnlovestennis
05-02-2007, 02:53 PM
You have to love how they have them placing their shoes up on a pedestal. :)

IMHO, this thing is too heavily favored for Rafa, and Roger's really being a good $port. Even the way they entered the stadium was all Vamos.

I'm surprised the ATP didn't get behind the idea more actually. If you look at their website they don't even link to the BoS site, nor do they even mention the name in the little picture they have in their flash box. Bummed they didn't think it up? ;)

Certainly this doesn't trump Agassi and Fed on the helipad, which they aired live on NBC's Today show, but guaranteed they'll have pictures later on every int'l news program -- even here in the US where no one bothered to b'dcast it.

batabid
05-02-2007, 02:53 PM
Who has photo of tht court?

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:54 PM
according to the offical website it is

Yes, and I tell you it isn't. At least not live.

Byrd
05-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Nadal will win, the heavy topspin and his retrieving skills give him too many advantages.

Blue Heart24
05-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Very good match for fun :)

They arent playing the best today,of course,but still its a good match :lol:

batabid
05-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Who has photo of tht court?

Blue Heart24
05-02-2007, 02:55 PM
4-1* Nadal

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Adv Nadal. FH forces error.

Game Nadal. BH into the net.

4:1 Nadal.

Fed Express
05-02-2007, 02:56 PM
This is absolutely meaningless. There both not even running for some balls.

vamosnadal
05-02-2007, 02:56 PM
Has anyone got a link to the exhibition website?

Yappa
05-02-2007, 02:56 PM
Who has photo of tht court?

http://www.thebattleofsurfaces.com/stadium.php

Fed Express
05-02-2007, 02:57 PM
Who has photo of tht court?

http://i17.tinypic.com/4tr4y8h.jpg

Metis
05-02-2007, 02:57 PM
The heavy grunting has started. Things are getting serious! :D

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 02:57 PM
fed needs to just go for his shots. thats how sampras beat chang all those times and how blake has beaten nadal.

guga2120
05-02-2007, 02:58 PM
i wonder how much there getting paid to do this stupid thing.?

Xristos
05-02-2007, 02:58 PM
white

Thanks buddy!

mangoes
05-02-2007, 02:58 PM
They are definitely taking this serious. I thought this was about having fun. 4-2

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 02:59 PM
This is absolutely meaningless. There both not even running for some balls.

lol What do you expect? It's an exhibition on a tricky court. Of course, they won't play all out and risk an injury.

vamosnadal
05-02-2007, 03:01 PM
I'm glad they're not running for everything at this early stage - they need some time to get used to playing on this court first.

Metis
05-02-2007, 03:01 PM
bps for Roger :scared:

Bobo_jbc_CZ
05-02-2007, 03:01 PM
http://www.tipex.sk/index.php?site=scoreboard

scoreboard

Byrd
05-02-2007, 03:01 PM
fed breaks

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 03:02 PM
yes federer:)

Kitty de Sade
05-02-2007, 03:02 PM
bps for Roger :scared:

On serve finally...:woohoo:

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 03:02 PM
lol What do you expect? It's an exhibition on a tricky court. Of course, they won't play all out and risk an injury.

lol what match are u guys watching? theyre playing as hard as ive seen them play. at the first changeover fed was already sweaty. and quit complaining and just enjoy it for what it is.

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 03:02 PM
And rebreak. As expected, the one serving on the gras side is at a disadvantage.

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 03:03 PM
Roger broke back....
N-4-F-3 and serving~~changing sides

mangoes
05-02-2007, 03:03 PM
Let's go Roger:lol:

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 03:04 PM
im glad fed just broke cuz if rafa won that first set 6-1 or 6-2 you can be sure he'll throw the second set to make the match longer for his hometown.

Invisible
05-02-2007, 03:04 PM
http://www.tipex.sk/index.php?site=scoreboard

scoreboard

Thank you very much :worship:

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 03:04 PM
lol what match are u guys watching? theyre playing as hard as ive seen them play. at the first changeover fed was already sweaty. and quit complaining and just enjoy it for what it is.

Who's complaining, I'm certainly not. I just answered Fed Express.

kartveteran
05-02-2007, 03:04 PM
Well, to me a real "break" is when someone wins a game from the grass side... Only Nadal has done that sofar. Hope Fed can do it as well now.

Fed Express
05-02-2007, 03:04 PM
lol What do you expect? It's an exhibition on a tricky court. Of course, they won't play all out and risk an injury.

Oh I know, but some people are talking like it actually means something.

Metis
05-02-2007, 03:05 PM
Let's go Roger:lol:

:mad: :armed:


:rolls:

Byrd
05-02-2007, 03:05 PM
4-4

roaudc
05-02-2007, 03:05 PM
http://www.tipex.sk/index.php?site=scoreboard

scoreboard

Thanks... Although watching the scoreboard for an exhibition match is a bit like listening to the soundtrack of a porno.

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 03:06 PM
4-4

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 03:06 PM
fed settling down and play much more confidently now. he's going for his shots and serves. and score is 4-4

Beforehand
05-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Thanks... Although watching the scoreboard for an exhibition match is a bit like listening to the soundtrack of a porno.
:lol:

AND IT'S YOUR FIRST POST!

lisaplenske
05-02-2007, 03:06 PM
federer is more agressive,good to see him coming to the net.

Kitty de Sade
05-02-2007, 03:07 PM
:mad: :armed:


:rolls:

No way- Roger has to win this one. I put a bet down on it. ;)

Metis
05-02-2007, 03:08 PM
They look so serious! Nadal missed a shot and was shaking his head with disgust. :D

xcrap
05-02-2007, 03:08 PM
while changing shoes they should change shirts also. when federer goes on the clay side he should change to his red shirt and when hes back on grass he can change to white like the one he wears at wimbledon :)

thegre8w0n
05-02-2007, 03:09 PM
Thanks... Although watching the scoreboard for an exhibition match is a bit like listening to the soundtrack of a porno.

HAHA

Yappa
05-02-2007, 03:09 PM
Nadal on the red stuff

15:0 serve winner Nadal
30:0 ditto
30:15. FH out
40:15. FH DTL forces error
40:30. Short bh just behind the net forces volley error. Federer nearly slipped.
Deuce. DF.
Adv. Nadal. Chip and charge from Fed, but passing shot Nadal.

Game Nadal. FH winner.

5:4 Nadal

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 03:10 PM
rafa comes back and holds his serve. 5-4.

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 03:10 PM
There are quite a few bad bounces on the court....

mangoes
05-02-2007, 03:10 PM
:mad: :armed:


:rolls:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

mangoes
05-02-2007, 03:12 PM
No way- Roger has to win this one. I put a bet down on it. ;)


Yep, I want Roger to win. But, I don't like how serious they're taking this.

amierin
05-02-2007, 03:14 PM
There's no way this wasn't going to be serious.

Metis
05-02-2007, 03:14 PM
:lol:

AND IT'S YOUR FIRST POST!

:secret: Sounds like a promising candidate for the perv squad. :lol:

No way- Roger has to win this one. I put a bet down on it. ;)

Better kiss that money goodbye then :p.

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 03:14 PM
It looks like they are taking it seriously..but Quien sabe?

igual 5-5

Beforehand
05-02-2007, 03:15 PM
:secret: Sounds like a promising candidate for the perv squad. :lol:



Better kiss that money goodbye then :p.
Hahaha. Though not a member myself, can I be like...a perv squad groupie?

Who do I have to fu...er....talk to to get that kind of a deal?

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:15 PM
6-5*

lordmanji
05-02-2007, 03:15 PM
imagine how good fed would be if he could hit a forehand down the line everytime on nadals second serve.

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:16 PM
changing shoes..

mangoes
05-02-2007, 03:16 PM
Better kiss that money goodbye then :p.

Her money is safe:ras:

Kitty de Sade
05-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Yep, I want Roger to win. But, I don't like how serious they're taking this.

Probably not much. :lol:

I'd still like Roger to win, if he gets nothing out of it but a warm, fuzzy feeling. I like Rafa, but for me, Roger's like a thouroughbred race horse...there's no contest. ;)

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Easy service game for Nadal 6:5 and now Fed serves on the grass side. I can see the first set going 7:5 for Nadal.

Metis
05-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Her money is safe:ras:

Love game for Rafa serving from the grass side :ras:

Kitty de Sade
05-02-2007, 03:17 PM
:secret: Sounds like a promising candidate for the perv squad. :lol:



Better kiss that money goodbye then :p.

I didn't say it was for money. :aplot:

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:18 PM
0*-30..hold plz

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:18 PM
3 sps:mad:

marcRD
05-02-2007, 03:18 PM
Will they be changing shoes if this goes to tiebreak???

smitty8
05-02-2007, 03:18 PM
Thanks... Although watching the scoreboard for an exhibition match is a bit like listening to the soundtrack of a porno.

:haha: :worship:

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
got it shit..win the second..

+alonso
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
I knew Fox Sports LA wasn't going to show the match! :o They're broadcasting it in Fox Sports Premium! :o

Byrd
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
3 set points nadal

Byrd
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Nadal breaks, typical fed.

Beforehand
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
:haha: :worship:
And he'll never post again.

undomiele
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Has anyone noticed that the ballboys are dressed up like Nadal? :lol: Young boys in Nike headbands and sleeveless shirts...

Or Levy
05-02-2007, 03:19 PM
Darn. Exo, no Exo... I don't like it when Rafa wins.

guga2120
05-02-2007, 03:20 PM
Roger should just throw the 2nd set, so nobody gets hurt.

Yappa
05-02-2007, 03:20 PM
Nadal wins the first set thx to a FH cross passing shot.

lunahielo
05-02-2007, 03:21 PM
I do not like this...but, it's interesting..I think.
Take the second set, Roger!
and the third!

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:21 PM
Has anyone noticed that the ballboys are dressed up like Nadal? :lol: Young boys in Nike headbands and sleeveless shirts...

ya:lol:

nanoman
05-02-2007, 03:21 PM
Why on earth is Fed playing SV when Nadal is on the clay side ? What a brainfart !

Shabazza
05-02-2007, 03:22 PM
It was so obvoius. All of the sudden Fed does S&V only even on 2nd serve and gets broken to love. I tell you it's fishy. Anyone makes a bet on Fed winning the 2nd set with a similar socreline?1 ;)

minhngoc
05-02-2007, 03:22 PM
As expected, all breaks came from grass-served side.

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:23 PM
30-30

Fedexex
05-02-2007, 03:24 PM
40*-30 forehand error