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Godó Open 20 April 2005

Posted 04-26-2005 at 11:44 AM by Carlita
Wednesday 20 April 2005

Today is a busy day on the Centre Court. 5 Great singles matches and 1 doubles match on Court 1 to look forward to. We go straight to Centre to watch Tommy start the defence of his title. He’s playing Martin, so it won’t be easy! In about 20 minutes or so Tommy is 5-1 behind. What’s going on here?! It’s not like he’s playing that bad. The score doesn’t reflect the match. Juanqui’s girlfriend Patricia is watching Tommy and Beto. She a lot less nervous than usual! Hahaha! Unfortunately Tommy loses. Oh boy...is it going to be one of those days???

Because the next match doesn’t start before 12.50 we go to the practice courts to see who’s there. We also watch a little bit of the Coria – Wessels match.. it’s too boring....At the practice courts Rafael is just leaving. It’s very crowded at the back courts. Moya is still there. I decide to stay and watch Carlos. I mean, now I have the chance I might as well make the most of it. One kid drops his giant tennisball on the court. Carlos throws it back but not hard enough so it rolls back. Then Carlos decides to be a bad Carlos and he kicks the ball out of the court!!! Oh come on!! How could he do that?! Poor kid paid a lot of money for it! Had autographs on it too!!! The ball nearly crashes into a window of a tent on the next court. Carlos goes: OOPS!

My mobile rings, it’s my friend Laura. She’s from Barcelona and will be here today as well. It will be so great seeing her again. She’s waiting for her tickets so we’ll meet later on. I’m NOT leaving here! Hahaha! Oh, they’re closing the gate again, but this time the people here are allowed to stay. Good. Carlos has to do a few interviews for tv. It’s fun to watch. Not many people left here, jus some kids and some grown ups. Joan Bosch points out to Carlos that he has to go to us for some pics and autographs. So when the tv people are gone, he comes over! Muchas gracias Joan!! The man's got gorgeous eyes!!!
Carlos poses for pics with the kids. Then he looks at me and has this look on his face: hmm.. you’re no kid!! Haha! But he signs the photo anyway! He’s sweet! When he’s finished he jumps the gate and leaves the court. Boy oh boy.... How I love this man!

Meanwhile Juanqui has started his match against Feli. I manage to see some of it. He beats Feli in straight sets. See??? He does that on purpose! When I’m not there, he’ll win easy! If I’m sitting next to the court, he just can’t help himself but play the maximum amount of sets and make me die on the spot. Someone remind me again WHY I like him????

Okay...so now Tineke goes to watch Cañas and I go in search of the Dunlop stand where Tommy will be signing autographs at 15.00. In the Head stand they play a racket commercial. It’s hilarious. Agassi and Ferrero are playing in a museum dressed as ninjas. The hit through the laserbeams and want to get there hands on a trophy. Then the security guard catches them because one ball sets of the alarm. He makes them take of their ninja masks and both look so cute! Hahaha! After they hand over their rackets, they can leave. You can here them say: same time same place tomorrow??? It’s so funny!

Oh dear, so many people here. Then Laura phones and I decide to go to the place where they display the Davis Cup to meet her and her friend Bea. It’s really great to see them! It’s only a short meeting because they have to get their tickets. We say goodbye for now and I go back to Dunlop. Tommy has arrived. It’s difficult to get to him, so I just take a few pics and hope for the best.

Then it’s time for Rafael to play his first round. All of a sudden all seats are filled, so this is bad for me! The leg space is horror! But I’ll manage, somehow. Thank heavens the Little Man is a fast worker! Hahaha! The match is finished in no time and I can sit normally again. Although I would have loved to have seen more because Rafa is a joy to watch.

I see Laura and Bea walking to the middle of the row they are sitting in. Where are they going??? So I look through my camera to see who’s there. OMC!! It’s Henke Larsson!! Wow! And they are talking to him!!!!! I’ll take some pics! Nice memory!

Next up is Marat! I hope he’ll play well! Oh he puts on a cap and puts his hair behind his ears!!! Good boy! Looks much better like that! Marat plays Acasuso. Oh dear..... what’s he doing!? He’s just complaining, being bad tempered..... challenging the audience to boo him! But most are on his side, so what does he want??? If he keeps this up, he’s not going to win is he?! And of course, he doesn’t!!! Goes out in straight sets. Marat clean up your act my friend!!!

Tineke stays at centre court while I go to court 1 to see some Rafa/Feli doubles! I only missed one game, so it’s okay. What a fun match this is! It’s so cold now! So this will take my mind of that! Laura and Bea have gone home. Too cold and getting late too. I promised Tineke to go back to the Gato match after the boys have finished. Well, it’s the other way round here! Tineke joins me! Hahaha! They look like two oranges!! Rafa’s uncle Toni has brought the kids!!! And they have so much fun watching Rafa play! He’s running all over the court, sometimes we forget Feli’s there too!! They win in 3! What a match!

Great day again! One thing...I really wanted to see Mo!!! He was on Court 1 for some matches....but never when I was there! Tineke told me he was at the Gato match! Oh boohoo! Now I still haven’t seen him! He was flirting with the “ten” people left to watch Gaston and Felix. Sounds like Mo to me! Hahaha!
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Re: Godó Open 20 April 2005

sounds like you had a lot of fun!
Posted 04-27-2005 at 05:41 AM by jackieglover jackieglover is offline
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Re: Godó Open 20 April 2005

Thanks for the hilarious reports Sjoukje! :D They're much appreciated. :D
Posted 04-29-2005 at 10:12 AM by MariaV
 

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