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The Deuce Club, 8.13 08/13/2010 - 7:01 PM

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By Jackie Roe, TW Social Director

Greetings from Toronto, TWibe! I'm thrilled to be covering the Roger's Cup tournament for the first time and can't wait to update you on all that's gone down since my arrival. By now, most of you know how I operate at these tournaments - I scribble down pages and pages of observations, then attempt to make sense of it all at the end of the day. I hope I succeeded...

Before I jump in, I want to remind y'all that I'm also Tweeting from the grounds (@JackieRoe). Check out my page for more on my tournament experience.

Wednesday, 8/11

Land in Toronto. Funny moment at the Toronto airport: After he learns that I'm visiting Canada for the tennis tournament, the customs agent asks me who my favorite player is. I say Roger Federer. Customs guy: You're in.

The first thing I noticed upon entering Canada was just how nice everyone was, from the aforementioned customs guy to the shuttle ticketing agent to the hotel maid. Quite a change from what I'm used to in the States (no offense to my fellow Yanks).

Thursday, 8/12

My first day at the tournament site. Idyllic tennis-spectating weather - temperatures in the low 80s, sunny, very little humidity (at least compared to what we experience in Chicago).

Organized, well-run tournament. Everyone helpful and accommodating. Getting around a hassle-free experience. (Getting to the tournament a different story - it's an interminable drive from downtown, where the hotels are). Felt at home within just a few hours.

Special thanks also go out to Steve, who was was nice enough to give me the 411 on all press matters and show me around the site. Navigating the media areas - media room, interview room, media seating, etc. - was easier here than in the other tournaments I've covered. Very little walking required.

Took a seat on Centre Court for Nalbandian vs. Soderling.

  • I was really looking forward to this one, thinking it'd be the ultimate slugfest. Ended up being underwhelmed. How did it come across on TV?
  • Superficial observation of the match: Nalby looks great in blue.
  • Nalby's groundies live are even more impressive than on TV - blistering power coupled with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Sod's (understandable) frustration was palpable ... racquet tosses and smashes galore.

Stayed on Centre for Federer-Llodra.

  • The first few minutes of the match were torturous for Fed fans. I was too mesmerized by both his pink shirt and Llodra's volleys to notice what he was - or wasn't - doing, though. (Serve was all over the place, right?)
  • Llodra's great fun to watch, with that fantastic net game. Credit to all the dubs experience!
  • The match picked up once Fed snapped out of his stupor and adjusted to Llodra's style of play - they'd only played once before, and more than a decade ago, after all. (Spoken like a true Fed fan. Forgive me.)
  • This match was the polar opposite of the previous one ... both guys coming in, trying to create opportunities for themselves  vs. hanging back and wailing away at the ball. Fun for fans to see that contrast in the span of a single session.
I left the match in the middle of the second set to check out Nalby's presser. (That meant I missed both the underhand serve and the shirt incident. Oh well. )

Note about the interview room: The setup is unique, as the players aren't positioned behind a table like we're used to. Instead, they're seated on lounge chairs, facing the media, and equipped with lavalier mics. Sort of like a talk-show setup. I liked this, and I imagine the players did, too. They seemed more comfortable, more at ease. More laughter and joking around. The interaction felt like a conversation rather than a Q & A/being in front of a firing squad.

Impressions of Nalby in presser mode: Positive, pleasant, polite. Attributed his winning streak to increased motivation.

Met up with Mariya from TalkAboutTennis.com - a fabulous gal, just as witty and amiable in person as she is online.

Then came Llodra's presser.

  • Said he didn't serve well. Windy conditions. Still described it as a "good match."
  • Why the underhand serve? Llodra said he wanted to do "something special."
  • Aside: I chuckle whenever I hear foreigners like Llodra say "chip and charge." Robredo did it during a practice at Indian Wells ... never forgot it. (I'm easily amused.)
  • Impressions of Llodra: Calm, has perspective. Also has a quiet confidence about him - he's not a large guy but his presence is commanding. There's a "great thinker" vibe to all of the Frenchies, LLodra included.
  • Described Fed as a "legend." When asked why he asked for Fed's shirt, he said he thought it would make a good present for his kids.
Up next: Fed's presser. If you've already read the transcript, bear with me.
  • More superficiality: Loved his outfit. He was wearing white pants and a white shirt with bands of green and gray. Not sure why, but it reminded me of Tacchini.
  • Said it was his first time receiving an underhand serve during a match, but the third time he's given his shirt to a fellow player.
  • Re: the shirt request: "He's older so I couldn't say no!" Once gave his shirt away in an elevator (to a Brazilian player following their match).
  • Fielded questions about Annacone, of course. Noted he had been in touch with him for many years. Also spoke with Tim Henman about it.
  • Reporter mentioned that she recalled him having a lot of fun during a practice in Key Biscayne. Federer's reply: "I like tennis, you know?"
  • Re: the pink shirt: Wasn't aware Rafa would be in pink; players/sponsors actually choose their colors more than a year in advance. Funniest quote of the day: "I don't know where my head was when I chose pink."
Back to Centre for Murray-Monfils.
  • Weird scoreline (6-2, 0-6, 6-3). Sort of reminiscent of Murray's match against Lopez just a couple of weeks ago. (Pattern, perhaps? Murray charging ahead, then losing his focus and tanking, then righting the ship?)
  • Crowd solidly behind Monfils, what with all of his histrionics.
  • Interesting to me how two players who are both fundamentally retrievers/defensive players generate such disparate reactions from spectators. Monfils is flashy, fun to watch, brings the crowd to its feet. Murray isn't nearly as exciting, shows brilliance in the most understated of ways. And at times he's unsavory to watch because of his foul attitude - the negativity is even more apparent in real life than it is on TV (I wasn't sure that was possible).
  • To sum up the difference between the two in typical nonsensical Jackie fashion: Muzz is almost too in his head and Monfils is too out of it.
  • Monfils took an inordinately long time doing just about anything. Changeovers, toweling off, even getting up off the ground after flinging himself onto it.
  • Watching Monfils dive, slide, fall, I was reminded of a quote used to describe Mick Foley, a popular wrestler who made a name for himself by executing insanely dangerous spots in his matches. Foley himself said that the audience appreciated him because he was hurting himself for their benefit. Monfils is tennis's version of Foley, in a weird way.

Watched Lindstedt and Tecau practice. Seems like a true business relationship. Very serious, intense session. Little conversing between the two. (Maybe that explains their success!)

Caught a few minutes of Djokovic-Hanescu on Grandstand. Out of the heat, Nole almost seems like a different person. Much more confident, markedly better movement.

Finished off the day with Nadal-Anderson. Many of you know that I've supported Anderson for a while now, thanks to the fact that we share the same alma mater. He's actually not as young as he seems (he's 24), but you get the sense that he'll continue to improve, that he has the potential to get better by leaps and bounds. I've held out hope that his almost-breakthroughs (beating Djokovic in Key Biscayne in '08 and Querrey here) are glimpses of what's ahead.

General observations:

  • Being at a Masters tournament at the end of the week is a much different experience than attending the earlier days, which was all I'd ever done. On this day, I was more inclined to watch the marquee matches on Centre Court than to roam the practice courts.
  • Really liked the feel of this tournament. I described the energy as "warm" earlier.

The true highlights of the day were meeting up with TWibers for the first time!

  • As I waited outside Grandstand to catch a few minutes of Djokovic-Hanescu, I heard a "JACKIE ROE!" and there in front of me was the lovely A_gallivant, aka Andreen. Ray of sunshine. Felt like I'd known her for years.
  • Met Sher for the first time, as well, during Nadal-Anderson. Another sweetheart. The kindest soul, which you get but a glimpse of in her TW posts. She's a great photographer, too - that's her Rafa photo above!

That's all for now ... Day 1's in the books! I'll save today's and tomorrow's happenings for my next post, going up Sunday morning. Be on the lookout, and thanks for reading. Enjoy the start of your weekend, TWibe!


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Posted by NP 08/13/2010 at 07:02 PM

http://listen.grooveshark.com/song/I+Don+t+Want+To+Go+To+Toronto/8560537

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:08 PM

Man, NP, I don't know how you do it.

Sorry this is so late, guys! Lots going on here, as you can imagine...

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/13/2010 at 07:09 PM

Oh Jackie! It all sounds wonderful! I'm sure you're at Fed's match right now, so enjoy. I'd like your impressions of Nadal obviously. You are staying through the final, no? Or did I see you post somewhere that your flight to Cincy will interfere with the final? Well, that doesn't make sense. You need to cover the final for us!

You're becoming an old vet at this stuff now. It's really great. Hope you love every minute of it.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/13/2010 at 07:10 PM

sigh. are you on the media terrace so you can post and then watch some of the match and then go in a post some more? Heard that part of the set up is really stellar.

Posted by NP 08/13/2010 at 07:13 PM

Jax, if you're down with it, you might wanna let people know that this place is open for the Fed-Berd match calls.

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:13 PM

ANNIE!!! In the media room now ... about to head over to Centre for Fed.

Oof, not much on Rafa from me, huh. At least I made up for it with the pic? Watched all of the Anderson match last night. Your man was much more consistent than the previous night, vs. Stan. And then I watched bits of today's match vs. Kohli but left after the first set to write! So don't know if my analysis would be all that accurate.

Stay tuned to Steve's blog, though, as he'll be writing something about Rafa shortly.

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:15 PM

And many thanks for the kind words and support, Annie. Much appreciated!

Yes, staying for the final, but I *may* have to leave before it's over. Depends on how long it takes to get to the airport, how many sets the match goes, etc. Fingers crossed!

NP, can you let folks know? I'm about to leave... Thanks beaucoup.

Posted by NP 08/13/2010 at 07:16 PM

Aight, Jax. Later.

Posted by Carol (Rafa ready for HC) 08/13/2010 at 07:23 PM

Hi everyone
I can't believe that tonight we can't see any match on the TV either. On SPN2, women's tennis that is OK but Tennis Channel now something about Agassi, and then at 9 tennis women's tennis too
Jakie, do you know something about that? why? it's too bad. Well at least you can see "your man" live, lucky you!!!

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:25 PM

jackie - loved your reports and have a blast
but then , I know you will
Hope you get to see all of the final

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:27 PM

Sorry Carol ... :(

Yeah, WHY AM I NOT OUT THERE YET?!

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:27 PM

Carol , I completely agree

I am so NOT into this women's match
two of my least favorite players ,
Bartoli and Sharapova - ugh
If there were anything else on , I would watch it

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:31 PM

Won't be around much tonight ... but hoping you guys will hold down the fort for me! No crickets chirping, yeah? :)

Posted by Jackie 08/13/2010 at 07:32 PM

And HIIII BETH!!! Wish I could stick around and chat...

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:32 PM

gah - I cannot take it anymore
how about football talking heads
College Football Live -it's never too early to get the scoop on college football
at least as far as I am concerned
but where the heck are Jesse or the Herbstreit ?

Posted by Carol (Rafa ready for HC) 08/13/2010 at 07:32 PM

Well, I going to watch the match through a stream again, sad.

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:34 PM

we will miss you , Jackie
but go watch your favorite play
we will be ok

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/13/2010 at 07:35 PM

hey Jax, I hope you get some players on the plane with you to Cincy. You know, get to these folks. I'm sure they'll recognize you from the pressers.

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:36 PM

who put together the pairing of Kohlschreiber / Monfils ?
Talk about the odd couple

They just lost to the Bryans
and if you don't hurry out there , Jackie , Federer is gonna be done
He is on a mission , from what it looks like via scoreboard
putting the hurt on Berdych so far

Posted by jb (Vamos Daveed!) 08/13/2010 at 07:40 PM

JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry - that's jacko's influence... :) very nice report chica! and yes, the end of tourney weeks is very very different. i love them of course. but then again, i love the beginning too. only solution is really to see the entire tourney. :))))

watching berdy / feddy now. berd definately seems a bit off on his service games in particular. but still, hitting well. feddy also doing well, seems the forehand has been calibrated a bit.

course, he's going to have to serve out the set. why do i dred that so? :)

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/13/2010 at 07:41 PM

NP, what should we do? tell people to come here for match calls or just leave well enough alone?

Berdy just whiffed an overhead. the crowd laughed. Berdy didn't find it too funny. But a point later he nailed one.

Fed's playing much better tonight. Blitzing Berd.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/13/2010 at 07:44 PM

oh wow. Berdy didn't make a play on the ball. In the replay hhe clearly lets it go thinking it's long.

Graf made the right call.

Posted by jb (Vamos Daveed!) 08/13/2010 at 07:44 PM

beth! what's up for the weekend - anything fun? now that you've gotten missie safely off to school.

holy CRAP. that was in!

oops - now berdy's going to argue w/ the ump. it looks like he was putting up his hand to challenge - before hearing the call. so i think the ump was right not to replay the point.

sorry am trying to watch and type... often a bad thing to do! :)

Posted by NP 08/13/2010 at 07:51 PM

Annie, I think they're gonna stay on the old thread till the end of the match.

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 07:52 PM

jb-!!!! no, not much fun planned .
Mark and Jake are in Monterrey , CA for the historic auto races
They go every year , with Mark's dad, brother and nephews .Kind of a guy bonding thing
so I am going to be here , with the dog
watching tennis , drinking a bit of wine , chatting here
you know , the usual :)

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 07:58 PM

Venus has withdrew from Montreal. Will be back after ESPN2 leave the air.

Maria serving at 6-1,1-2 at Cincinnati

Pink Panther is leading 6-3,1-all

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/13/2010 at 08:00 PM

Jackie, I know you've gone but just want to say congratulations on a marvelous report. It just made me feel that I was there and, alas, I am not.

Just enjoy yourself and can't wait to here more.

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 08:01 PM

As per Cliffie - Toronto matches are on ESPN3. Normal streams are good enough for me, but the ESPN3 streams rock - so Carol, that's your best bet. I truly dislike Sharapova, so my only interest in ESPN2 is to pray for a potential comeback from...Bartoli? nah, I'm off to watch Fed/Berd and then hopefully they'll stay for Novak.

Jackie - great reporting. You're lucky you got out of Chicago, yikes!

Posted by Jamaica Karen (FOTHB - Roger and Venus) 08/13/2010 at 08:04 PM

The forehand dropper again. hehehehehe

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 08:06 PM

wow- ESPN2 has switched over to show Fed /Berdych !!!
and Berdych's knee is taped up - has this been the case all week ?

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 08:07 PM

nope , sorry - it was just a teaser
back to the ladies

and I have a quick errand to run
I will check back in shortly

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 08:29 PM

Maria serving for match at 6-1,5-4

Pink Panther leads 6-3,4-all

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 08:37 PM

Maria finally closes out the match 1 and 4. ESPN2 is showing the Pink Panther vs DC Whiner

Posted by Red 1.7.17.287⁺ = Legacy Solidified 08/13/2010 at 08:39 PM

Hello Jackie,
Enjoyed this piece.
I recognize that your time is tight but I've sent you an e-mail re US Open.
Have fun.
Red

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 08:55 PM

Everybody's heard about the Berd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a98umoWh7VU

Posted by london 08/13/2010 at 08:57 PM

well that match was going perfect for maria until that she was up 6-1, 5-2. she then serves up 6 double faults and started missing her shots. hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 09:35 PM

The tucking on the front of Fed's shirt gives it the look of a guayabera, and at the moment his hold over the Toronto crowd is reminiscent of a Latin American dictator.

Come on, Fred, get back to your shankerific ways so The Berd can shut everyone up.

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 09:39 PM

wow- go out for a bit and this is what I come back to !!
Berdych really has stepped it up here
and espn2 is covering it

Posted by outofoffice 08/13/2010 at 09:53 PM

i cannot believe it. from 1-4 down, Fed rallied back and won the match. What an amazing heart. He's the GOAT in my eyes.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:01 PM

Match call for Jeremy Chardy and Novak Djokovic will be here at the Deuce Club

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:05 PM

Novak won the toss and elects to serve

Steve Ulrich is the chair umpire

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:06 PM

Too bad ESPN3 didn't stay with it in Toronto, but channelsurfing will do.

Wow - Theme from The Exorcist for the coin toss, what does that portend?

Posted by A. Hugh Mann 08/13/2010 at 10:08 PM

Was there some poor behavior by the crowd in the Federer-Berdych match?

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:12 PM

Not really bad behavior - but fans calling out during points definitely unsettled Berdych and benefited Fed.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:15 PM

Nice hold for Novak rallying from 0-30. Jeremy to serve 0-1

Posted by A. Hugh Mann 08/13/2010 at 10:17 PM

Did the spectators call out during the service motion or during play?

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:17 PM

Well, my stream died. Off to find another --

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:19 PM

A. Hugh Mann,
Both at different times after Tomas led 5-2 in final set.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:24 PM

If Jeremy win this match, Roger will be number 2 on Monday

Posted by beth 08/13/2010 at 10:24 PM

I would like to see Chardy do well here
He has had a truly miserable year

Posted by linex 08/13/2010 at 10:24 PM

Great stories Jackie, lucky of you to be there, and thanks for the reports. As to your comments on Nalbi, I agree with you in that he has showed a very pleasant and positive attitude with the press these past weeks. He seems to be very happy with how well he is doing.

Posted by vishnu k 08/13/2010 at 10:25 PM

Does Novak's shirt remind anyone else of those seizure-inducing Ed Hardy shirts?

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:29 PM

Novak rallies from 0-30 to hold. Jeremy to serve 2-3

Posted by scoreboarding 08/13/2010 at 10:33 PM

Here is where I'm watching Nole vs Chardy
http://www.fromsport.com/v-0/2/118/v-31970.html

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:34 PM

15-40 for Novak as Jeremy volley sails wide after Novak hit FH lob - Jeremy should have won that point as he came to net
Novak breaks as Jeremy FH sails long

Novak to serve 4-2

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:37 PM

Novak rallying from 0-30(3rd time) to consolidate as he aces at the T. Jeremy to serve 2-5

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:39 PM

Doug Adler and Robbie Koenig doing the commentary for ATP TV

Posted by scoreboarding 08/13/2010 at 10:41 PM

I hope Nole keeps his focus for the entire match. So far so good.
I'm just a game and a set away from my predicted top 4 semifinals.

Posted by AO OPEN 08/13/2010 at 10:45 PM

http://www.atdhe.net/20955/watch-atp-masters-toronto-chardy-vs-djokovic
another stream

Ajde Nole!!!

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:46 PM

I like these 0-30 games Novak's been winning. I like his chances against Fed, too.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:47 PM

30-40 for Novak as he hit drop shot and lob combo for winner
Novak 1/1 BP
40-40 Novak FH return long
A-40 Novak BH hit the net and bounced wide
40-40 Novak easy volley winner after coming to net behind I/O FH
40-A Jeremy DF
40-40 Novak FH wide
A-40 Jeremy FH winner
40-40 Novak FH winner
40-A Jeremy nets FH
Novak takes the set 6-2 as Jeremy nets FH

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:47 PM

Jeremy 6-12 Novak 13-9 W/UFEs

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:49 PM

@ vishnu k - the falcon on the back of Novak's shirt is a symbol of Serbia.

Posted by scoreboarding 08/13/2010 at 10:50 PM

Nice set of tennis by Nole. Keep it up!

Posted by scoreboarding 08/13/2010 at 10:53 PM

Wow nice dropper to save BP

Posted by scoreboarding 08/13/2010 at 10:55 PM

I guess there aren't many people around here and on the other thread people are intent on thanking ESPN for staying with Fed but what about Nole?? So I better call it a night.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:56 PM

30-40 Jeremy FH winner as he came to net behind FH
40-40 Novak drop shot winner after extended rally - 19 shots
40-A Novak FH passing shot long as Jeremy came to net
40-40 Jeremy FH long
A-40 Jeremy FH long
Jeremy 15 UFEs(10 FH)
Novak holds as Jeremy nets FH return

Jeremy to serve 2-6,0-1

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 10:59 PM

0-40 for Novak as Jeremy nets FH after Novak did drop shot and lob combo
Novak breaks as Jeremy BH sails wide

Novak to serve 6-2,2-0

Posted by tina 08/13/2010 at 10:59 PM

The fromsport stream got blocked and justin streams are far too poor. If I felt there was a possibility Novak would be tested in this match, I'd figure something out. As it is, I'm leaving to watch television.

Very pleased with Novak's play - tomorrow will be interesting.

Posted by vishnu k 08/13/2010 at 11:00 PM

Well that's embarrassing for me. Hope I didn't sound ignorant or insensitive and thanks for the info tina. As a side note, I do love how Novak seems to bring out the Serbian community wherever he goes. Nice to see.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:04 PM

Novak getting treatment from the trainer - Jeremy to serve 2-6,0-3

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:05 PM

Well it seems night time matches suit Nole

I am impressed with his level of play and focus

Vamos Nole

Oh the trainer is out for Nole under his arm?

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:05 PM

Novak took a medical timeout for his left shoulder.

Posted by AO OPEN 08/13/2010 at 11:06 PM

Oh wow..

Shoulder now?
Eh Nole.. :(

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:07 PM

Hmmm come on Novak only a few games left

Play to his b.hand ok

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:08 PM

Who is that older guy with the grey beard in Noles camp I have never seen him before?

Posted by AO OPEN 08/13/2010 at 11:08 PM

Who is that older guy with the grey beard in Noles camp I have never seen him before?


lol I was wondering too.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:11 PM

Jeremy holds as he hit smash after Novak did drop shot & lob combo

Novak to serve 6-2,3-1

Posted by lollipop (flove those armada boys) 08/13/2010 at 11:11 PM

AM- the shoulder, again :( boo.

Posted by AO OPEN 08/13/2010 at 11:13 PM

2 games away!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:15 PM

Lollipop It dosent seem to have affected him too much

I have been impressed soo far

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:17 PM

lollipop By the way who is the older guy with the grey beard in Noles camp he was standing with Marin and Noles trainer?

Posted by lollipop (flove those armada boys) 08/13/2010 at 11:17 PM

AM- yeah definitely a good sign. he's played well yesterday and today. good stuff. hopefully he can bring it to fed if he wins here.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:18 PM

I also see Nole has had a hair trim since yesterdays match

Calm down Doug with the Laser talk

Posted by lollipop (flove those armada boys) 08/13/2010 at 11:20 PM

AM - which older guy? sorry I think I missed that. i prolly wouldnt know who it is even if I saw him, though :)

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:22 PM

Novak probably not expending energy in this game leading 6-2,5-2 with Jeremy serving

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:23 PM

lollipop No worries.Maybe Novaks grandfather? lol!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:24 PM

Good service game Novak with 3 match points

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:25 PM

Novak serving for a date with the Pink Panther

15-0 Novak FH winner set up by big serve at the T
30-0 Jeremy nets FH
13 UFEs for Jeremy FH
40-0 Novak FH too hot as he came to net on short return
Novak wins the match as Jeremy nets BH return

Novak Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy 6-2,6-3

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:26 PM

Congrats Nole well done

Bad luck Chardy though a good tournament for you.Novak just too strong and too many errors on your f.hand.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:26 PM

15-20 Jeremy 21-16 Novak W/UFEs

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:28 PM

Bad luck Doug

You picked Tomas and Chardy???

Though you picked Murray and Nadal

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:28 PM

Adler is saying expect a Fedal final on Sunday

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:30 PM

Master Ace Many thanks for all the match calls in the men and women

Go rest your fingers ok.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:31 PM

Master Ace I just heard Big Red Douggie say that

Who knows lol!

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:34 PM

Jewell and Aussiemarg,
Finally, action is done and dusted so I can give my fingers a rest. That Roger match put some "mileage" on them.

Posted by Master Ace 08/13/2010 at 11:35 PM

Saturday Order of Play:

WTA: Cincinnati at 1 PM - Ivanovic vs Clijsters (LIVE on Tennis Channel)
ATP: Toronto at 3 PM - Nadal vs Murray (LIVE on ESPN2)
WTA: Cincinnati at 7 PM - Pavlyuchenkova vs Sharapova (LIVE on tennistv.com)
ATP: Toronto at 7 PM - Federer vs Djokovic (LIVE on ESPN2)

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:37 PM

Master Ace Roger owes you a Deluxe Manicure ok

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:41 PM

Okay off to read Miss Jackies report on the Deuce Club

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/13/2010 at 11:46 PM

Miss Jackie Wonderful report.May I say we do the same things in reporting.I take a huge note book with me and scribble down notes etc.

Things I most learnt

1. To get into Canada just mention I am a fan of Roger Federer to any customs guy.

Also loved the quote "I dont know where my head was when I chose Pink" LOL!

Thanks Miss Jackie cant wait for the next report.

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