Hi sorry we havent been in contact!!!
OK well report from yesterday...I'll probably put this in the Seb thread too.
Started the day watching GUILLERMO vs Hancuscu (? ) and it was such an awesome 5-setter!! Guillermo wasnt serving too well but i think if him and Seb both win their second round matches, it'll be such an unbelievably good match!!! It was at the same time as Richard's match and Gael's match which a few other people were at, but they both lost...disapointing.
Bummed around for a while until Arnaud/Paulo and there isnt much to tell!! It was so boring, Rachael and I left half way through to go Seb hunting (searching the courts for Seb training). Both of them didn't play very well, and none of us were watching properly. I know- Arnaud and Paulo was meant to be the match of the day for us, but it was just really not interesting!!! It was so funny though, every time PAULO hits a ball, he yells 'allez'...EVERY TIME...so funny!!!
Richard, Eric Deblicker, Camille (we dont want to start any rumours, but Prazz saw a prominent stomach BUMP.....possible pregancy?!!! Dont quote me on that), Guy Forget and Remi were all there, sitting pretty close to us.
One of our friends took some photos i think so they'll be posted eventually. Arnaud was in all white with a PINK bandana for the start and then changed into all GREEn with a LIGHT BLUE bandana for the rest of the match. Paulo came over to our side at the end of the match and signed heaps of autographs etc. We tried to get photos of him with us but he ran off before we had the chance.
Rachael (and husband) and I (and boyfriend) didnt have Rod Laver tickets so we watched the start of SEB VS PHILIPPOUSIS on the big screen, which is in a garden area outside Rod Laver Arena. We kept seeing all these people leaving the arena and we saw on TV that there were so many spare seats so we decided to go around and try and scab tickets off people and we were successful!!
We got 4 tickets by the middle of the second set and it was really exciting!! We were in the upper section so the seats werent very good, opposite where the players seat. We were so lucky to actually be in the stadium though, because the tickets were $40.... (Why would people pay $40 just to watch TWO night matches? I dont understand)
Seb played really well- SIX UNFORCED ERRORS in the whole match. Impressive, no???? Mark did us all a favour and played really badly too. He must have gotten really depressed because at every break, there were streams of people leaving the stadium to go home. It was funny though
I think he will have to play at his best to beat Guillermo....