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Old 09-03-2007, 03:31 AM   #31
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Aren't you in a different time zone now?
No, I operate in the same time zone as non-students.

It's what, 3.30 am over here? Late, but really the USO is nowhere near the killer that the AO is - that's just as tough in Europe as it is in America.
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I didn't know Robredo and Gulbis both went on court drunk.
Only Robredo. Perhaps too much sangria?

Gulbis is quite sober.
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The Australian is much worse, for me - the day session going on right through the night.

I don't mind missing the occasional night session at the US Open and I can get by.

The aussie is hideous, if you sleep all night you miss an absolute ton of action.
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The Australian is much worse, for me - the day session going on right through the night.

I don't mind missing the occasional night session at the US Open and I can get by.

The aussie is hideous, if you sleep all night you miss an absolute ton of action.
The AO is a lot better, cause I am at the event and not logged onto MTF and I can get to see the good matches instead of the shit the TV networks want to throw at me.
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The Australian is much worse, for me - the day session going on right through the night.

I don't mind missing the occasional night session at the US Open and I can get by.

The aussie is hideous, if you sleep all night you miss an absolute ton of action.
What's worst about it is that the majority of the action with good early round contests takes place during the night for the first week, then all the big matches are the night sessions in the second week so you have to make a very quick adjustment.

But still, as Aussie posters would understandably reply regarding the rest of the year, "Welcome to our world", so I won't complain.
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No, I operate in the same time zone as non-students.

It's what, 3.30 am over here? Late, but really the USO is nowhere near the killer that the AO is - that's just as tough in Europe as it is in America.
Okay, I was trying to be subtle Mr 'Someplace sandy'. I thought you were studying abroad lately...

I guess the AO is equally brutal for the UK as well, I never thought about that one (duh on me).
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Okay, I was trying to be subtle Mr 'Someplace sandy'. I thought you were studying abroad lately...

I guess the AO is equally brutal for the UK as well, I never thought about that one (duh on me).
Ah, I see. No, that's merely an allusion to my country flag here on MTF, that is to say if I were Djiboutian I would be somewhere fairly sandy. Actually, the beach here in my town is pebble, hence my preference in my Mister MTF profile for short walks along the beach.
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What's worst about it is that the majority of the action with good early round contests takes place during the night for the first week, then all the big matches are the night sessions in the second week so you have to make a very quick adjustment.

But still, as Aussie posters would understandably reply regarding the rest of the year, "Welcome to our world", so I won't complain.
Totally - the rest of the year is pretty good - or at least bearable - so I'm not complaining at all.
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Ah, I see. No, that's merely an allusion to my country flag here on MTF, that is to say if I were Djiboutian I would be somewhere fairly sandy. Actually, the beach here in my town is pebble, hence my preference in my Mister MTF profile for short walks along the beach.
Hmmm, a pebbly beach. The clues are there... I'll figure it out eventually. mwa ha ha
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Hmmm, a pebbly beach. The clues are there... I'll figure it out eventually. mwa ha ha
Well I've mentioned it on here already, just go to the Gaudio forum and search for the thread about where everyone is from, I posted photos in there as well.
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The AO is a lot better, cause I am at the event and not logged onto MTF and I can get to see the good matches instead of the shit the TV networks want to throw at me.


Yeah, the AO is the tough slam for me, schedule wise.
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Well I've mentioned it on here already, just go to the Gaudio forum and search for the thread about where everyone is from, I posted photos in there as well.
That's no fun, you ruined my guessing game (although you are less of an enigma since the Mr MTF thingie).
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