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Old 03-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #76
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In 4 sets, weird match must've been, 6-1 6-4 1-6 6-1 for Pőldma. Pőldma just played for his uni in the States before flying over. He is too small for a pro IMO, smart and as I said I love him to bits but he is no pro material. Will get a good education in the States though. He is a grandson of our greates coach ever or so, long story. We have quite long traditions in tennis ya know.
Well had it been Grigelis in the final rubber I guess you probably would have lost, but as it is...

so you take on Bosnia-Herzegovina next and we take on Luxembourg. We're not in the same half so no chance of our meeting this year.
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Well had it been Grigelis in the final rubber I guess you probably would have lost, but as it is...

so you take on Bosnia-Herzegovina next and we take on Luxembourg. We're not in the same half so no chance of our meeting this year.
Right, I was like soooooooooooooooo sure we'll lose, to whoever Lithuanian guy I mean... pretty shocking!
Any injury os very bad and I feel sorry for Grigelis.

Anyway, I'm happy for 'my' numpties. Some of them may be silly but they're still 'my own'.

Heeeeeeeheeeeee OMG Scoobs, would you come here should GB and Estonia meet? (I KNOW I KNOW it will NEVER happen so I'm just kidding! )
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Right, I was like soooooooooooooooo sure we'll lose, I mean... pretty shocking!
Any injury os very bad and I feel sorry for Grigelis.

Anyway, I'm happy for 'my' numpties. Some of them may be silly but they're still 'my own'.

Heeeeeeeheeeeee OMG Scoobs, would you come here should GB and Estonia meet? (I KNOW I KNOW it will NEVER happen so I'm just kidding! )
Dunno, might be worth a giggle if it should ever come about
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i was looking the title and just noticed of it...
why Maria decided to open the vol..69

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Back from Charleroi. Had a FANTASTIC weekend.

Got to see Rafa play obviously
+ I had a brief chat with Malisse who was very, very nice. (he looks much better in real life than on tv).

I haven't read back but I happened to click on one of Andreea's posts and I wasn't wearing paint on my face, Spanish colors or Belgian colors so she can hold of on mocking me because there's no way of having seen me.

More tomorrow...
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one more thing to WG:

Feliciano Lopez is the numptie to outnumptie all other numpties but at least, he's a really sweet numptie even though he's a total and utter airhead.
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one more thing to WG:

Feliciano Lopez is the numptie to outnumptie all other numpties but at least, he's a really sweet numptie even though he's a total and utter airhead.
this might be the most complicated complisult i have ever read. if your pics are half as artistic as that, i will be in heaven.


you did take pics, right?
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we have to make picks tonight, WG

the truth is that it was a very nice crowd in Charleroi and all the players obliged, signing and taking pics with the fans endlessly and stuff
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Back from Charleroi. Had a FANTASTIC weekend.

Got to see Rafa play obviously
+ I had a brief chat with Malisse who was very, very nice. (he looks much better in real life than on tv).

I haven't read back but I happened to click on one of Andreea's posts and I wasn't wearing paint on my face, Spanish colors or Belgian colors so she can hold of on mocking me because there's no way of having seen me.

More tomorrow...
Malisse is SO nice. I mean Rafa is nice, but Malisse goes far beyond that. I liked Malisse always although I was :retard: when he got engaged to Jennifer, but then when I was able to observe how nice he is to everyone all the time, I couldn't believe it. I know he loses his temper on the court, but I'm talking about how he is off court.

Hilde. We all know you were wearing spanish colors on your face. No need to be ashamed of it. You're among friends now.

btw, I'm in the condo. The kitchen is pretty much arranged. All the things that need to be in the fridge are in there. Now for unpacking the suitcases. This place is so unhandy for putting things away in the closet. There are shelves for folded clothing but he has them stuffed full of pillows and blankets and thing.

Now, I''m sorting out what I forgot. Tweezers for one.

Oh well.
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She doesn't truat us enough, I bet she pours it all in VB
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*going to VB's fan experience section*
Just kidding just kidding, this is my fave section on VB (and the only one I read). Always nice to read about other people's experiences.
Would never have thought Malisse was nice, he's a wacko on court and kinda insulted Marat once so ....

Hello to Star too, keep us posted!
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Malisse is SO nice. I mean Rafa is nice, but Malisse goes far beyond that.
Well, the enthusiasm for Rafa was crazy, beyond crazy. It was very clear that the vast majority had come for him. It was as if we were watching this DC tie in Spain, it seemed as if everybody wanted to get close, get an autograph, a picture. Everytime he was in sight, you could see lots of people flocking to him with body guards struggling to give him space and Rafa in the middle asking the bodyguards to give him more room to breathe but those guys were struggling and it wasn't just women either, it was people of every age and both genders.

The fact that he, at some point, left the locker room shirtless to go through the crowded hallways, didn't really help to calm things down either, though. (I didn't see that with my own eyes but I saw it on tv later on).

I talked to somebody who was also staying in the player's hotel and she saw Rafa coming in the hotel on Friday evening at around 9 p.m. He agreed to a picture with them on the condition they were "rapido, rapido", because he was tired and afterwards, Albert Costa said that the craziness and everybody wanting something from him all day long was getting to him.

Malisse gets his share of attention and he's very happy to oblige (he was so nice to everybody) but it's nothing compared with Nadal.

I have heard many times that Malisse is so utterly nice off court but it's another thing to experience it yourself. The fact that he was so sweet to me was one of the highlights of this weekend + as I said before, he looks so much better in real life. I'd call him good-looking after having seen him. The current picture on the ATP website is criminal


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Well, the enthusiasm for Rafa was crazy, beyond crazy. It was very clear that the vast majority had come for him. It was as if we were watching this DC tie in Spain, it seemed as if everybody wanted to get close, get an autograph, a picture. Everytime he was in sight, you could see lots of people flocking to him with body guards struggling to give him space and Rafa in the middle asking the bodyguards to give him more room to breathe but those guys were struggling and it wasn't just women either, it was people of every age and both genders.
everybody wants to marry Rafalove!!!!
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I want to adopt him but don't let that get in the way of your drooling. How's life?
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Saturday, when we arrived in the Spiroudôme, much to our surprise, Rafa was practicing with Ferrer. Obviously we weren’t complaining about it. Rafa was involved in discussions with Toni and Roig about his slice (which he wasn’t happy with).

Rochus/Darcis vs Verdasco/Lopez. I heard somebody describe that match as: the Spaniards didn’t believe that they could lose it and the Belgians didn’t believe that they could win it.
This match gave me the impression that Nando and Feli actually share one brain and they just swap. When Feli was happily shanking balls, Nando was sharp and vice versa. Very odd to watch.
Darcis and Rochus were quite successful at the net and boy, can Rochus master the lobs and drop-shots. I may not like the personality of Rochus (at least, what I’ve seen of it which isn’t much) but his game is really fun to watch.

Of course, I also had fun watching Rafa being a cheerleader. This man can not sit still even if his life depended on it. You would see Ferrer, sitting calmly and quietly, watching the game, talking to the guy sitting next to him, hardly moving. In the mean time, Rafa has leaned forward, backward, turn around, check his phone, giving autographs, get up, go on picture with lots of people, go out, get in again, sit down again, lean forward, backwards,…

On Saturday evening, as I mentioned already, I got to talk to Malisse to ask him if he was going to play on Sunday. He told me that "I wouldn't count on it" and my visible disappointment made him laugh. He then told me that nothing was decided yet because they still had to hold the players meeting that evening but, he added, "don’t hold your breath". He did confirm for me that Nadal was going to play so that was good.

I think that I took a couple of months off the life of my car on the roads around Charleroi. Boy, were they in a terrible state.
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When we came in, Rafa was practicing with Feli. , followed by a practice session between Bemelmans (very, very good-looking in real life and he has a very cute girlfriend) and Malisse.

Fantastic start of the afternoon.

Rochus vs Nadal: Olivier wanted his gala match against Rafa, he got it. It was very clear from the start that Rafa treated this match as practice for Indian Wells. Not that he was not trying or anything but he wasn’t going full out and wasn’t taking any risks running and moving. Again, we also got to admire the skilful game of Rochus. Even though this game was a dead rubber and so, there was no real match tension, it was a lot of fun to watch (surprise, surprise). I wasn’t expecting to be able to see Rafa in action so this was a very, very nice bonus.
So, other than wanting to gain match rhythm after a fairly long break, ahead of IW, we heard from many journalists and officials that Rafa had wanted to play on Sunday to thank the Belgian public for giving him such a warm welcome.

Rochus was very pleased to have been able to play his match. He got great compliments from Nadal in the interview and he said that Nadal was a great champion, off and on court.

Darcis vs Lopez. The brain-sharing theory gains territory: It seemed to me that Verdasco had forgotten to return The Nandeli Brain to Feli since we saw many WTF???? moments throughout the match. However, Feli was sometimes rubbing his lower back and judging from the many flawed returns, it seemed to me that Feli was just not going to take many risks in this match. The fact that Darcis was motivated as hell to win a match for Belgium and was serving well, sealed the deal.

During this match, we got to enjoy Rafa the cheerleader to the maximum. Well, not exactly because the Lopez/Darcis match was hardly riveting but he was in a very good mood so it seems so he was fun to watch. He had some great moments with Nando (at one point, they were chatting together with their arms around each other…Nando was also constantly signing stuff for people).

Nando’s coach was there as well and he had brought his little daughters (at least, I assume that they were his daughters). At one point, Rafa stood up, went to the table where the officials were sitting to get some balls (to sign them to give them to some people) and on his way back, those little girls caught his attention, so he had a chat with them, he was laughting with the youngest girl, touching her nose,… Then he stood up and went back to his chair but the little girl followed him and got on his lap. Rafa started up a lively conversation with her, trying to bite her neck laughing and generally teasing her followed by a lot of giggling and laughing by the girl with her sister standing beside Rafa to try and catch his attention. The girl almost needed to be dragged from his lap.

During the Feli match, a woman in her early 30s came sitting between me and her (what I assume to be) boyfriend. She was all flustered and red in her face when she sat down and uttered: "I was soooooo close, sooooooooooooo close but couldn't get to Nadal" after which she started to cry with a baffled boyfriend looking on.
The man tried to console her: "just about everybody wants to get near him so it was almost mission impossible anyway. At least, you saw him up close."
Woman:" "Nooooo, I wanted to get on picture with him".
Man: Why don't you go and try again?"
Woman: "I can't", she cried, "I wanted to get a picture with him and it was possible because I got sooooooooooooo close but he had to get into the dressing room. A security guy told me that he was in a hurry to catch a flight so there was no time left. I asked somebody from the staff if I could get a picture and she said that she would try but he had to hurry to the airport."

What followed was the woman rambling on about Nadal and you could see her boyfriend's eyes glazing, clearly not interested at all. After 10 minutes swooning about Rafa and trying to stop crying, the woman finally seemed to understand that it was perhaps not the best thing to swoon about one man in front of her boyfriend. After that, she started cheering for Darcis like a maniac. Very strange woman.

Rafa mania up close is bizarre to see.

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