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Wimbledon CC Day 3, continued 06/25/2008 - 1:51 PM

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As the earlier Crisis Center thread now contains over 1000 comments and is becoming slow to load, please use this space for your continued conversations on the subject of today's tennis at Wimbledon. Congratulations to Simone Bolelli for his four-set defeat of number 15 seed, Fernando Gonzalez, to advance to the third round.


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Posted by Ryan 06/25/2008 at 01:53 PM

Telling comment from Safin's presser: "He didn't impress me with his game today."

I think that says a lot about Djoko's game. A lot of us around here have discussed the fact that he seems to play a somewhat pedestrian game, just at a far better level than most players. Still, there will be days when he's not feeling it, and there's nothing transcendent about his game to save him. Safin wasn't afraid today apparently, and made Djoko look, at least for today, like just another baseliner.

Posted by vetmama 06/25/2008 at 01:56 PM

And c'mon, Ancic!
He looks like a ginormous 12-year old when he's shaven.

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 01:56 PM

BTW, just got on TW a few minutes ago and was reading the old comments...

*I think Djokovic moves more tenatively on grass than on hard courts.
He doesn't float like Roger or have the leg strength of Rafa, harder for him to change direction on grass. Maybe the slickness of the surface?
His lateral movement on HC is fantastic, but doesn't seem nearly as good here.*

Exactly! That's what I was trying to say two nights ago.

BTW, Ryan, I just saw your comment, and I think on grass Djokovic's best asset, his movement, is taken away from him, which is why he looks more pedestrian on grass than he does on HC.

Posted by vetmama 06/25/2008 at 01:57 PM

Wow, Marat said that? Ouch for Nole...

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 01:58 PM

Alona set and 2 breaks down to Zahlavova Strycova
Nastya won against Li Na, that's nice news, raises chance of actually seeing her

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 01:59 PM

so instead of showing live tennis, espn will show serena's interview.

oh fine. hopefully when i go home there'll be some actual proper tennis.

loving the picture of bolelli.
vetmama, where are you watching the ancic match? wimbledonlive?

Posted by Master Ace 06/25/2008 at 01:59 PM

So far, we had Marat Safin playing like it was 2005 beating Novak Djokovic 6-4,7-6,6-2.

Also, Ana Ivanovic barely avoided losing to Nathalie Dechy 6-7,7-6,10-8 thanks to a very lucky net cord(as described in the original CC) at 4-5(30-40) in 2nd set.

Thanks to all posters who is keeping TW updated with match calls, observations, and analysis for tennis fans who have to work (like me).

Posted by vetmama 06/25/2008 at 02:00 PM

Thanks, crazyone! As the match wore on, I think Novak's more limited movement became more apparent, he was slipping more and more.

Posted by TennisEsq. 06/25/2008 at 02:01 PM

There's an all-Polish second rounder on Court 5 between Eastbourne Champ Radwanska and Domachowska. Very cool.

I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Polish.

Posted by vetmama 06/25/2008 at 02:01 PM

harini-
yup, wimbly online. Well worth the $25

Posted by TennisEsq. 06/25/2008 at 02:02 PM

Ew, Radwanska teaching her older compatriot a lesson.

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 02:04 PM

vetmama, i was very tempted to get wimby live. so far ESPN has been satisfactory but maybe for next year, i shall get wimby live.

go ancic! one more set!

Posted by vetmama 06/25/2008 at 02:04 PM

Damn, Gicquel is going to get broken and lose the 2nd set. Grrr, there goes my SP!

And I was going to pick Seppi, but at the last minute jumped on the Gicquel bandwagon. What was I thinking???????

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:04 PM

Ryan,
I think you're overlooking important part of that quote and that is "today". Safin had many nice things to say about Novak's tennis when it was much less impressive then it was last year or so. There was, indeed, nothing impressive about his tennis today.

Posted by Līva 06/25/2008 at 02:04 PM

Wimbledon Live today is really frustrating. Yesterday everything was working just fine, but today all I get is "buffering, buffering, buffering", then I can see something for 15 seconds, then the picture freezes (right now I'm watching at Rochus for about 3 minutes already) and then all the buffering again... :(

Posted by federerfan 06/25/2008 at 02:04 PM

latest...nobody can find borg's face...after the djoker was beaten by Safin today...apparently he's hid it somewhere, where the sun dont shine.
I'm telling you...although nadal thanked him publicly...privately he must be cursing borg for calling (jinxing!) him to be the favorite

Posted by Christin 06/25/2008 at 02:07 PM

Very good test for Roger in the third set, and he passed with flying colors. New grass court match record: 61. And Roger hasn't dropped a set this year on grass: that's 16 in a row here and at Halle. I get the feeling that Roger is making a huge Statement to the naysayers and the Doom Crowd.

Gonzo out too today. Fed's road to the finals is wide open. Baggy and Safin the biggest obstacles? Go Gulbis!

Posted by naughty T 06/25/2008 at 02:08 PM

yeh baby if you wanna see arrogant step back and watch a master at work. Safin can give lessons to that puppy dog Djoko. lol.

Posted by Jacko 06/25/2008 at 02:09 PM

Come on Alona! We can't have a Bondarenko double like da williams at RG!!

BTW Congrats to pavlyuchenkova: coming through qualifying and then beating Cornet and now Na Li-former Wimbly QFist (both in straights). Good run after losing in under 45 mins last year 1st round to hantuchova!

Posted by marron 06/25/2008 at 02:10 PM

Just popping in for a moment - what a surprise that Nole went down in the second round. But then again, when Marat is 'on', he's very very tough. Commiserations to all Djokovic fans today. This loss will inspire him. He'll be back.

Posted by Whitney 06/25/2008 at 02:10 PM

Yay Roger!

Posted by Aneirin 06/25/2008 at 02:12 PM

Ditto on the statement ... pity he could not include a victory over Nole in it ... we all know why

But maybe there was no way he could have posted that voctory anyway, because Nole would probably have retired when losing the match anyway

Posted by ptenisnet 06/25/2008 at 02:19 PM

What does marat mean by this? What is a charter?

Q. I was expecting you to be at Roland Garros for your sister's final.

MARAT SAFIN: Yeah, she didn't send me the charter. That's why I didn't come

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:20 PM

So, I get the feeling from what Marat said in his interview, that the locker room interpretation of Djokovic's comments on Federer pre-Wimbledon is that Djokovic *himself* was feeling the pressure. Which I think is the case. At the end of their Hamburg SF, Djokovic had to be feeling pretty good about where his game was. But fast forward a few weeks and he's "smoked by that spanish guy" in the RG semifinals, and can't manage to hold on to in-set leads against that Spanish guy on a surface that supposedly suits his game. This is a guy who believed he could get to number one very soon, now he's stuck at number three.

Posted by Doug 06/25/2008 at 02:21 PM

Congrats to all Safin fans. He played great. Go Marat! This must be particularly sweet for his fans since nobody seemed to give him a chance when the draw came out.

I'm still a proud card-carrying member of the Djokovic fan club (always will be), but I think Novak is feeling the weight of expectations. Maybe he has been since his AO win.

I hope the hard court season helps his confidence and gets him back on track.

The upside? He has nothing to defend next year :)

Posted by esperanza 06/25/2008 at 02:21 PM

ptenis net - I think he means a private charter plane :)

Posted by temes 06/25/2008 at 02:21 PM

Ooo I was stuck in this summer cottage for a week I missed 3 days of Wimby! lol. Anyway...hey is it desperately hard to get the largest court tickets since I was thinking of going to Wimby next year...lol

Posted by Ryan 06/25/2008 at 02:26 PM

Djokovic definitely can't make use of his hard court slide he loves so much on grass.

Posted by Bluebird 06/25/2008 at 02:28 PM

Is OOP out for Thursday? Anyone else worried that soccer will be on Rafa's mind just a leetle bit?

Posted by federerfan 06/25/2008 at 02:28 PM

pteninet:
I'd think he means his sister didnt charter a plane for him to fly over from london to paris! :)

Posted by 1FedFan 06/25/2008 at 02:28 PM

Posting to gloat about the Djoker loss. First: What goes around comes around. Second: However, if you watch the 2 of them in action, Safin moves better, follows through better, is bigger and stronger, serves better, is looser in his arm movement, and just the fact that when he is on, is a better player than Novak Djokovic!! Period, end of story.
So Happy the Djoker got knocked out!

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 02:29 PM

I hope this shuts up the Djoker for a while on Roger.

Posted by Grant 06/25/2008 at 02:29 PM

"yeh baby if you wanna see arrogant step back and watch a master at work. Safin can give lessons to that puppy dog Djoko. lol."

Next can he take Djoker partying around the world, training him as the heir to his International Tennis Playboy/Headcase throne? I'd be happy, and to be honest Djoker would probably enjoy himself more then he would hanging out with his parents and winning the occasional Slam.

Posted by ptenisnet 06/25/2008 at 02:30 PM

Thanks guys. That was sort of obvious huh?

Posted by L. Rubin 06/25/2008 at 02:33 PM

crazyone,

Well, the no. 3 slot is hardly a lousy place to be stuck in!

Ryan,

I've never understood that interpretation--that is, of "he seems to play a somewhat pedestrian game, just at a far better level than most players." In other words, he's better at everything than are most players. Isn't that what defines a champion?

--Liron

Posted by L. Rubin 06/25/2008 at 02:33 PM

crazyone,

Well, the no. 3 slot is hardly a lousy place to be stuck in!

Ryan,

I've never understood that interpretation--that is, of "he seems to play a somewhat pedestrian game, just at a far better level than most players." In other words, he's better at everything than are most players. Isn't that what defines a champion?

--Liron

Posted by Carrie (Staff member at Zombie Horse Petting Zoo) 06/25/2008 at 02:33 PM

Geeze Marat- maybe you could have arranged your own transportation to see lil' sis in her first grand slam final.

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:33 PM

I honestly don't think Novak's loss was due to mental pressure, lack of confidence or anything like that. Like I already posted, he said himself that he felt mentally tired from the amount of tennis he's played couple of weeks ago (and that makes sense to me, he's still new to this level). He had a bad day, Safin was serving great, didn't let him find his range and that's pretty much it, IMO. I don't think this will affect him, feel pretty good about the rest of season.
And I don't think it will "shut him up", either

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:33 PM

I honestly don't think Novak's loss was due to mental pressure, lack of confidence or anything like that. Like I already posted, he said himself that he felt mentally tired from the amount of tennis he's played couple of weeks ago (and that makes sense to me, he's still new to this level). He had a bad day, Safin was serving great, didn't let him find his range and that's pretty much it, IMO. I don't think this will affect him, feel pretty good about the rest of season.
And I don't think it will "shut him up", either

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:34 PM

I bet Safin is heaving a sigh of relief that ToJo's no longer in the draw.

Posted by Sai 06/25/2008 at 02:34 PM

Post match BBC, Roger said he feels fine and played an excellent game. Nice to hear that from him.
I think the third set was a bit tough, but it's good that he gets stretched a bit in the early rounds...helps him fine tune(I think).
Some of the analysts were really looking forward to the Soderling match to assess Roger's form. Hopefully they have seen something special today, I just saw regular Roger ;)

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:34 PM

Sorry about double, though good to see I'm not alone in it:)

Posted by L. Rubin 06/25/2008 at 02:36 PM

lira,

Yep. I was just about to post an apology for the double post, but you beat me to it.

--Liron

Posted by federerfan 06/25/2008 at 02:38 PM

ptenisnet: lol :)
obvious!! yes!
not really, took a couple of blinks!
But felt good answering something that "you" couldnt recall for a moment! :)

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 06/25/2008 at 02:38 PM

Come on - few, even Borg, make predictions based on a 2 or 3 sd event. That said, anyone who follows tennis knows the Captain is capable of playing a cracking game of tennis when not injured or going temp insane.

Nole is also in his first full year of max expectations. I felt it was always 50% / 50% how he would react to that. I suspect both his game and ego will recover in short order.

Safin in the next round could also go either way, but if healthy, he could go on a streak. I think less rabid tennis pundits felt Nole could fall early on grass if he ran into a guy who could stay for a full match.

The guys always say, on grass, first week focus and unpredictable nature of grass versus hard or clay makes for a real challenge. We saw a match that proves the rule rather than breaks it.

Will be interesting to see if Ana I will use this has her lapse and move on to a stronger self or limp along until the net cord falls on her side.

Posted by Russ (Back in Blue) 06/25/2008 at 02:39 PM

Naughty T: @1:49ish-- His own. ;)

Posted by Carrie (Staff member at Zombie Horse Petting Zoo) 06/25/2008 at 02:39 PM

Glad that Ferru has turned it around a bit in the second. Will be following this match and the Euro.

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:40 PM

Liron: Not for someone who repeatedly states his goal is to be "the number one player of the world". Remember, both he and Nadal have more points than many of the pre-Federer number ones, and with Federer looking less dominant than he was previously, this was a good chance to make some headway on that. You never know when the next new sensation is going to come up and dominate the tour, so while Djokovic definitely still has time, I don't think a 2R loss helps his cause any.

lira vega: I thought Djokovic cut back on the number of events he played this year compared to last for that very reason. Anyway, I don't quite make the distinction between being mentally tired and feeling mental pressure that you do--I think one leads to another. Basically, Djokovic is expected to do well in every tournament he enters, and that's mentally fatiguing.

I was impressed that Djokovic made 5 straight semifinals, but watching this match today you realize how stunning Federer making 16 straight semifinals is.

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 02:40 PM

Lira: Oh, so it's okay that Djokovic feels free to parse Roger's mental state? Please.

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 06/25/2008 at 02:40 PM

temes - hoped you enjoyed Saturday - we build a bonfire all day and even tossed in the straw witch and jumped over it as midnight approached. Hope you celebrated in Scandy fashion and stayed up all night!

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 02:41 PM

torn between ferru and andreev. igor won the first set and now ferru's up 3-0 in the second.

come on ancic, finish this up so i can make my SP pick for tomorrow. i almost picked it then i realised, wait, ancic isn't done playing yet.

Carrie, re: Marat flying to see dinara play. i know, right? but well, past is past and as long as he's proud of her :)

Posted by Aneirin 06/25/2008 at 02:41 PM

Lira, that is why I wrote stating that the more Nole has to feel the pressure of being excellent all the time, the more he will start realizing the magnitude of someon who has done it for 4, almost 5 years now. And the less he will put his foot in his mouth too.

Posted by Grant 06/25/2008 at 02:43 PM

"And I don't think it will "shut him up", either"

Given that his jaw was not broken, nor his tongue torn from his mouth, you're probably right.

Posted by 06/25/2008 at 02:43 PM

kudos on the Bolelli photo.


almost 4 hours after my trouble started I finally get a helpful email from the Wimbledon Live people and the streaming begins to work.
only for media usage rights to mess up and now I can't watch because I have exceeded my max no of licenses or whatever blah.
they best reset them asap.

Posted by Russ (Back in Blue) 06/25/2008 at 02:44 PM

Two open questions:

1. What's this about Higueras leaving Roger?
2. Does Novak's loss today eliminate him from a chance at y-e #1?

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 02:45 PM

Grant: He might think before he opens his mouth; but, maybe that's too much to ask for.

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 02:45 PM

headless.
I give up on the internet for today.

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:46 PM

Oh that's true, Higueras wasn't there today either.

I think he wasn't signed on for Wimbledon, maybe the expectation is that Federer can fend for himself there?

Posted by Whitney 06/25/2008 at 02:46 PM

harini - have you looked at the OOP for tomorrow? I'm having a hard time making my pick today.

Posted by Doug 06/25/2008 at 02:48 PM

Congrats to TMF on a pretty routine win. Everything is lining up for a title defense. After today, I have to say, Fed's consistency is seriously underrated. With Djoko out, I can't decide whether I want Fed or Rafa to take the title. But, I can't help but pull for Rog after that disappointing FO final (and a slow year in general).

Go Roger and Venus, Wimby 2008.

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:48 PM

Syd, I don't know where I said that

crazyone,
I can see the difference. Being mentally tired means, IMO, that you're just sick of tennis and need a break for a while and feeling mental pressure means you feel you have to win upcoming matches (I believe all players feel that, but rare feat is being able to overcome that). Only player so far who managed to keep his intensity throughout whole season is Federer, so I don't see anything strange about Novak's letdown and I wouldn't be surprised to see another one later on.

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 02:48 PM

Whitney, yeah same here. i have looked at the OOP but i'm waiting for ancic to finish up and win so i can choose. my belief that anything can happen in tennis is really strong today so i'm scared to pick any of them!

might go with gasquet although i don't know...

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:49 PM

Some interesting results on court..

Hanescu with the first set in TB over Berdych...

Verdasco with the first set in TB over O. Rochus, but he's down 0-4...

Posted by Rosangel 06/25/2008 at 02:49 PM

Rachael (I assume the anon was you?): glad you liked the Bolelli photo -I selected it with you in mind:)

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 02:50 PM

Whitney: where's tomorrow's OOP? I can't find it.

Posted by Tari 06/25/2008 at 02:50 PM

"Fed's consistency is seriously underrated"

Thank you! I so agree.

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:51 PM

Aneirin, we can agree on that, but I don't think he's ever gonna be the guy who is gonna refrain from saying someone is struggling if he thinks that.

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 02:52 PM

oh my god mario, are you seriously going to lose the tiebreak? because i will kill you. just man up and win already!

ughhh he's down 1-5 in the TB. so not cool, i was hoping he'd be done by the time i leave work!

Posted by L. Rubin 06/25/2008 at 02:53 PM

Aneirin,

Are you honestly proposing that Nole does not respect the magnitude of Roger's achievements? He doesn't strike me as stupid, after all, and I hardly think that his decision to abstain from planting a big wet one on Fed's fanny is a sign of disrespect.

crazy,

Nah! He's 21, for god's sake, and proved himself magnificently in Melbourne. If anything, this loss will help him by making him hungry for the next grand salm (he has a healthy ego, after all, and such people have a thing about proving themselves).

--Liron

Posted by Aneirin 06/25/2008 at 02:54 PM

You would be surprised Lira, people actually wakes up and gets smarter once in a while, Nole COULD do it if he looks at what results of his words are producing for himself.

Rafa is just so smart that way.

Posted by greenhopper 06/25/2008 at 02:54 PM

harini, please kill Mario for me. I didn't watch the 3rd set, but the german guy was playing a lazy tennis in the first set, IMO. He kind of picked it up in the second. so may be he did really well in the 3rd? Anyway, losing TB with his huge serve is so uncool. Where did you see the OOP ? I can't see it in W website.

Posted by Doug 06/25/2008 at 02:56 PM

Nole, has a long road ahead of him.

I'm humbled by Rafa and Roger's excellence and I have to say (as a huge Nole fan) he is not in thier league.

I still firmly believe he can get there, but it's obvious that he's not there yet!

Posted by Tari 06/25/2008 at 02:58 PM

LOL, Liron! :)

I think players do grow quite a bit as they ascend in the ranks. Lira may be right that Djoko may always feel perfectly fine with saying that a possible opponent in the draw is "struggling" and "worried", or even "more vulnerable". I would think it depends on whether he actually sees what he says as eventually affecting him adversely. We'll see. But his comments about Roger didn't have much to do with what happened today.

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 02:58 PM

"what results of his words are producing for himself"

Aside from some criticizing on message boards, I'm not sure what else?

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 02:58 PM

greenhopper, crazyone, i saw the OOP at TalkAboutTennis in the thread to pick a player for tomorrow's SP.

and yes, i will kill mario. and now petzschner has a BP! oh mario, i thought you would bag this easy! don't kick me out of the pool, especially after leading me on with a 2 sets lead!

Posted by rudy3 06/25/2008 at 02:59 PM

Russ, I'll take a swing at #2.

I think both Novak and Rafa can get to #1. But they are going to need more help from Fed.
Fed has to go out early at both Wimbeldon (not at all likely) and USO (not looking likely)

Fed looks to be regaining his fitness and form. Rafa and Novak have been sprinting at full pace this whole season. Typically Rafa is spent from this point on. Novak is an unknown quantity since this his first year as a top dog.

I hope I am wrong because I want Rafa to become #1. But I think Fed is on the cusp of regaining his stranglehold. He looks fresh and both Rafa and Novak seem a little toured out.

This is what gives me fear about Gulbis tomorrow. If Rafa is indeed a little fatigued, it could be curtains.

Vamos Rafa!

Posted by L. Rubin 06/25/2008 at 03:01 PM

Tari,

Well put! For a KAD, you're rather sane and level-headed. :)

I'm off to lunch and will be back to play shortly.

--Liron

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 03:02 PM

Rosangel - yes, anon was me. much appreciated shot selection. almost makes up for missing the match huh..


I do not believe it. I am watching Verdasco and tiny Rochus.

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 03:04 PM

rudy3, I don't think so. If Nadal wins Wimbledon and Djokovic wins the USO with Nadal doing reasonably well there, I think he has a very good chance of number one, even if Federer goes deep in both events.

I don't think Federer can be number one if he doesn't win a slam this year. Unless he goes deep and Nadal and Djokovic both crash out early in both Wimbly and the USO. That's pretty unlikely. If Federer *does* win Wimbledon, however, I think his chances to be number one are very good indeed, despite the fact that Nadal has done better in masters series tourneys so far.

Posted by Whitney 06/25/2008 at 03:04 PM

crazyone - I was looking at it on talkabouttennis.com on the SP page.

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 03:05 PM

Rachael: on wimby live?? you have it working??

mario holds, thank heaven. now break and hold until you win, please!

Posted by greenhopper 06/25/2008 at 03:05 PM

Aaand Mario holds. 1-0 in set 3. Safina/Szavay win their doubles 1st round match.
harini, I just see a list of matchups in TAT SP thread. I don't see Courts & time assigned..

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 03:08 PM

oh sorry, greenhopper, didn't think about the times and courts. i'm checking the wimbledon site but they haven't put it up there yet. hopefully soon, once bloody mario wins his match. hopefully.

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 03:08 PM

Lira: 2:33, last line.

Anyway, my pea brain has already flitted on to other things.

Posted by Master Ace 06/25/2008 at 03:08 PM

Russ,
(1) Jose was going to work with Robby Ginepri at Wimby. Jose came with Roger to Halle so they probably talked about startegies that week.
(2) Novak still has a chance for Y/E number 1 but he will need for Roger(mainly) and Rafael to play below their rankings for a while.

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 03:10 PM

harini - yes, it lives!!
shame they didn't tell me how to fix it 4 hours ago though. grumble grumble.
switched to Ancic. he'll win it, don't you worry.

Posted by Bluebird 06/25/2008 at 03:11 PM

TAT has the matchups, I am wondering about actual order, who plays at what time?

Posted by crazyone 06/25/2008 at 03:11 PM

I think grass produces the best women's matches by far. I like the quickening of pace.

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 03:11 PM

eep

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=BA98&playernum2=H432

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 03:12 PM

Here's a ghastly, (hehe) image of Nole looking like he wants to kiss Safin:

http://tinyurl.com/8na5a

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 03:12 PM

ahhh

http://tinyurl.com/5etspn

(sorry, forgot to tinyurl the first)

Posted by Master Ace 06/25/2008 at 03:13 PM

Bluebird,
No order of play is out at Wimbledon site yet as far as time and courts.

Posted by harini 06/25/2008 at 03:13 PM

i'm really annoyed that ana won the match today. sorry, they're replaying it on ESPN and i'm sad dechy didn't pull through.

thanks Rachael...i hope he does. must dash home now and switch on the comp there so i know he's still alive...and me!
glad the wimbledon live is working, finally! at least you can get the archived match to watch later :)

ok off i go. see you all in a bit!
CMON MARIO!!!

Posted by Bluebird 06/25/2008 at 03:14 PM

Thanks Master Ace, I get it now what they said about TAT

Posted by lira vega 06/25/2008 at 03:14 PM

This one, Syd?
"And I don't think it will "shut him up", either"
that's me saying what I think will happen, not what I want to happen.

I'd like to say before I get torn to pieces, that I wish Novak didn't make those comments about Fed because maybe it wasn't such a nice thing for Fed to hear (and because I like Fed, too), but it's not beyond imaginable that he truly felt he is struggling as many journos or posters here feel (and that has nothing to do with whether Novak is struggling, too). He has big mouth, no doubt about it and he could do with some diplomacy, but I can't see why making "Fed is struggling" comment automatically makes Fed bashing. That's merely stating an opinion, IMO

Posted by Carrie (work productivity at shockingly low levels) 06/25/2008 at 03:16 PM

For anyone interested Boral scored a goal for Turkey in the 22nd minute and Turkey is up 1-0 against Germany.

Thank Jeebus I worked on Sunday and late on Monday as my work production is not good right now. Hee! I am making up the work- and will likely have to work from home late tonight.

Posted by 06/25/2008 at 03:17 PM

Wow. Hott sauce is on fire! He was down what 4-0 and broke back twice to bring the game level (5-5 now!). I'm in love!

Posted by Carrie (work productivity at shockingly low levels) 06/25/2008 at 03:18 PM

Darn it- Schweinsteiger scored for Germany and the match is even.

Well done Hott Sauce!

Posted by Syd 06/25/2008 at 03:20 PM

Lira:

He's said about Roger that he's feeling "vulnerable". How the heck would Djoko know what Roger is feeling?

Posted by Rachael 06/25/2008 at 03:21 PM

I'm watching three pretty good little battles going on.
Andreev v Ferrer on BBCi.
Rochus v Verdasco on BBC website.
Ancic v Petzchner on Wimbledon Live.

worst is Andreev v Ferrer. when I just glance over I can't actually tell who is who. one needs to take off the bandana.

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