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lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 12:43 AM
Wow, Im exhausted, but its a good exhaustion :)

Lets get started:

I got to the park around 11 and some of the first qualies had already finished up. I headed over to the courts and on the outside one I spot Rossanna De Los Rios who must have just lost because she was sitting on the ground crying. She was extremely upset and was being consoled by her coach. I didnt want to stare at her because she probably felt horrible.

So I headed over to the Harkleroad - Barabanschikova match. Both girls were very pretty. Harkleroad had attracted a semi-decent crowd. Her groundies were fairly good, I guess good enough to get by Olga. After a few games I decided to roam around to see who else I could spot. Caught some of the match between Dally and Jankovic, koulikovskaya and fislova, svensson and serra zanetti, and cargill - vlaluenko. Then I headed over to the practice courts.

Got some shots of the Rochus brothers, Elena ??? and an asian girl (Sorry still bad with the women :o). Worked my way over to the grandstand where Schalken and Kiefer were practicing topless. They were playing a few games. Sjeng has the strangest service motion, but hey it works. Kiefer's groundies look like they need some work. He also seems to be getting some love handles there. Stayed around and watched them hit for a while which was fun. Sjeng can hit that ball well :)

Got another picture of Shinobu and this otehr girl who people will need to identify :p. Then I caught Youzhny practicing with a topless Enquist. Mikhail looks to be hitting well. He was helping Thomas practice some volleying which he did nicely. I then stepped in and watched a couple of points for the Washington - Mandula matchup.

Decided I wanted to get back to the practice courts to see who had stepped in. The grandstand still had Sjeng, but it looked like Kucera had stepped in and was practicing now. I watched for a little bit and then who should I see coming up, but Farmer Timmy :D. So I belted down to the players entrance (this was on the grandstand) and before Tim could start his stretching I got a photo-op with him. Hes cool, kinda dorky looking though up close. Wished him good luck and moved on. He really does have awful teeth :o .

So the main match which I wanted to watch was with Alex Waske, so I headed back over there since he was coming on after the harkleroad match. I got back just in time cause they just took to the court. Alex has this monstrous serve, but his backhand is AWFUL! All he did was slice and pop the ball up. He can rip it but he needs to set himself up, and unfortunately Fernando Verdasco was keeping him on the run. In the middle of the first set there was this huge blast of thunder and then not two seconds later a torrential downpour. Everyone moved towards court1 which has roofed entranceways. Alex came and stood right by me :D

The rain halted and the players went back to the lounge until the all clear. I went and grabbed some food and roamed the grounds some more. About an hour and a half later I guess, play resumed. The break didnt really help Alex all too much. He started out ok, but began to stumble and when he completely mishit a forehand thats when I new it was over. But, I stayed like a fan to the bitter end unfrotunately it was bitter :p Poor Alex :(

So after his disappointing match, I headed back to the practice courts. Got some photos of Krajicek and more women I dont know :) Out on the grandstand though I watched Barbara Schett practice with some other girl. Poor Babsi. She showed thes brilliant flashes of great play and the next thing you know she completely misses a ball. I mean miss, she swung and didnt hit the ball, and it was not a bad bounce :o She was upset by it but she was practicing hard. Watched her for a good amount of time and saw Gambill and Pavel come into the court. When I saw Gambill I rolled my eyes and I think he saw me cause he kept eyeing me the entire time but he and pavel left without getting on the court since it looked like more rain.

Now the greatest part of the day came when I left the grandstand and headed over to practice court 2, low and behold look who its. JUANQUI! :bounce: I was so happy to see him practicing. I just started taking photos. His right ankle was strapped but it didnt lookt like he had any movement problems. He was also hitting the groundstrokes wonderfully. Its not wonder hes among the elite. Hes just great to watch. I was sooo going to get a picture with him but I chickened out at the last minute. When he left he kinda got bombarded by a few people and I decided that I didnt really want to bother him. Im kicking myself now, but its ok since Im just happy I got to see him play up close.

When he left Safina and another girl started to play. Safina and Ferrero are very friendly with each other (not in a gf/bf type of way), just playful. They tossed balls at each other which was fun to watch. I left the court and ran into Jarkko Nieminen. Hackie you are going to be so jealous, because he had just finished his practice and I asked him for a photo he was very nice and obliged. Hehe!

On the other court I stopped and watched Younes and Goran practicing. Those two are total clowns. Apparently Goran wanted to see how well Younes can serve so he decided to bend over shoving his ass up in the air and dared Younes to try and hit it. Younes coult back down and on the first try served it right straight into his butt. Funny Funny stuff. Also watching the practice was Marlene Weingartner, I asked her for a picture and she said sure. As her friend is trying to take the picture, I guess Younes looked over and yells for her to give me a kiss. She was so embarrassed :D It was funny, I had to take like 4 photos because Marlene kept blinking :p Very nice girl though.

Then as I was heading back to the showcourts, I saw another fave, David Nalbandian coming from the players lounge. Heee! So I followed him and he started practicing with Andre Sa. David gets very upset when he doesnt play to the level that he thinks he should. So David started getting angry and tossing the racket and yelling at himself in Spanish. *sigh* David control your anger! I dont have a good feeling about this tourney for him :(

Walked some more and found Martin Verkerk and Raemon Sluiter practicing. Took some nice photos of those two. There appeared to be this groups of middle-aged women oggling Verkerk. I thought ew, but hey whatever I guess tennis needs its groupies :p

Walked towards the grandstand then came across Iroda practicing. Sat down and watched her hit. She hits very hard, her groundies were looking pretty fine, but it started to rain shortly after I got there and I ran to the grandstand since they have some covering. Iroda came in there also to get out of the rain. I asked her for a picture and she was more than happy. She seems like such a nice girl. Better than Dokic!

It was getting late so I ran around some more, Saw Koubeck and Kafelnikov practicing, and then Stevenson also showed up on the practice courts. One of the few matches left ongoing was Greta Arn - Marta Marrero. Stopped in and watched the horrible first set where Arn was completely off the mark with all her shots. As I was leaving I saw Felix Mantilla who had just ended his practice session and got a picture with him :D Hes a nice guy.

So all in all pretty good day. I wont be in attendance tomorrow so no report :( Ill try and post some pictures tonight but Im kinda tired and may wait until tomorrow.

:wavey:

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 12:49 AM
Thanks

and why are you not going tomorrow???? Ill miss you :kiss:

pss pss pssss check your inbox :o

hope no one else read this ;)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:10 AM
Hehe, sorry Daniel I have to work tomorrow, but I will be there Weds and Thursday night :p

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:13 AM
lol

well i ll see you then cause i am supposed to be there until next sunday .
psss pssss cpuld u please check your pm
;) :o

kournikovafan13
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:17 AM
Sorry for the trouble lokon but could you please elaborate a little about the Cargill-Vakulenko match? :o

Just wanna know how Ansley is playing ;)

omg, Babsi whiffing balls :o lol @ marlene...

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:21 AM
yes lokon elaborate please,

damn, where i was that i missed all the action :o :angel:

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:27 AM
Not much to say...didnt really stay too long for that match since neither girl looked to be exceptional. Ansley was consistent, but Vakulenko made some glaring mistakes in the few minutes I watched.

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:29 AM
mmm I wonder where you were *thinking*

Crazy Canuck
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:41 AM
Now the greatest part of the day came when I left the grandstand and headed over to practice court 2, low and behold look who its. JUANQUI! I was so happy to see him practicing. I just started taking photos. His right ankle was strapped but it didnt lookt like he had any movement problems. He was also hitting the groundstrokes wonderfully. Its not wonder hes among the elite. Hes just great to watch. I was sooo going to get a picture with him but I chickened out at the last minute. When he left he kinda got bombarded by a few people and I decided that I didnt really want to bother him. Im kicking myself now, but its ok since Im just happy I got to see him play up close.

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: *sigh*

So he was moving well you said? Good good... he's likely keeping the ankle strapped as a precaution. So when are you going to post his pictures? :drool: And how did he look? Not his game.... his hair? ;) What colour is it this week? ;)



When he left Safina and another girl started to play. Safina and Ferrero are very friendly with each other (not in a gf/bf type of way), just playful. They tossed balls at each other which was fun to watch. I left the court and ran into Jarkko Nieminen.

Awwww :D But oh la la, how dirty and scandalous would that have been? ;) ;)

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:49 AM
With Safina???? yeah but i thought he was playing with the other girl. Actually, I have seen Safina serious all the time .

Mark43
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:51 AM
Hi lokon and Daniel!

Wow! You guys are really hard core. As soon as that rain/thunder hit around 1:30pm i hit the road.

So lokon did you get a shot of Enquist with his shirt off? I was cursing myself for not bringing my camera.

Were you the tall, thin guy running around with the big zoom lense camera? If so, you were standing right next to me taking pics of Enquist.

:wavey:

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:54 AM
Hi lokon and Daniel!

Wow! You guys are really hard core. As soon as that rain/thunder hit around 1:30pm i hit the road.

So lokon did you get a shot of Enquist with his shirt off? I was cursing myself for not bringing my camera.

Were you the tall, thin guy running around with the big zoom lense camera? If so, you were standing right next to me taking pics of Enquist.

:wavey:


Hi Mark :wavey:

Lokon is the one who is running after all the players lol :o the first time it rained i wen to cenert court wiuth this guy calle dAlejandro u know, we were bored :o I took some poctires of EWnquist when he was hititng with Rainer Shuetler (spell?) but they were too boring to watch specially Rainer who looks so stiff al the time ;) so i went to see naldandina with an unknown guy.

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:56 AM
Im cropping the pictures right now

Rebecca his hair was kinda dirty blonde look to it, not the bleach blonde from usopen. It looked nice :)

Mark, I have some shirtless Enquist pics, but I dont know fi that was me, I just had a simple digicam.

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:02 AM
Im cropping the pictures right now

Rebecca his hair was kinda dirty blonde look to it, not the bleach blonde from usopen. It looked nice :)

Mark, I have some shirtless Enquist pics, but I dont know fi that was me, I just had a simple digicam.


:lick: :lick:

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:06 AM
Quick shot is this Ansley Cargill?

Oops nevermind its not ( I found the Cargill pic)....but who is this? :p

Mark43
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:55 AM
Hi guys, where the pic of Enquist with his shirt off? He was looking hot!!

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:03 AM
Hi guys, where the pic of Enquist with his shirt off? He was looking hot!!

Here you go

Mark43
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:06 AM
Thanks lokon! That was quick! And these are great shots!!!

But, I swear he looked better in person! More muscular and thin. Maybe I was all goo-goo eyed or it is the way he is twisting his body.

thanks again! :wavey:

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:07 AM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: *sigh*


Ooooh Rebecca! :D:D:D

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:09 AM
And heres 5 more :)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:11 AM
Im kinda tired.....Ill post the rest later I didnt realize I had taken over 100 photos :o

vaiva
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:46 AM
Thanks for another report, lokon

LMAO @ Younes & Goran. These guys are just too funny :)

Crazy Canuck
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:52 AM
Ooohhhh he looks fantastic :hearts: (if you ignore the REALLY bad fashion sense that he has demonstrated). He really should have lost the shirt :hearts: ... be still my heart ;)

Crazy Canuck
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:54 AM
He haaaaaasss to come to Montreal so that I can ogle him!

In other news, I see that Enqvist is getting his looks back :D This can only mean good things for his results, which started to fall off when he let his looks go ;)

LucasArg
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:45 AM
Thanks for the report and the pics.

I see you re all having a good time there in Miami :wavey:

salima
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:45 AM
Thank you for the report. I am nervous and my stomack is wrong, and my throat is dry, just as usual before a tournament :)

For Tulyaganova`s part must her knees, her shoulder, her elbow and her back not let her down this time.

kfh_9118
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:49 AM
Any pics for the other female players (Harkleroad, Safina) and Nicolas Kiefer??? Thanks lokon :D

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:02 AM
Ok, here they come people

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:03 AM
2...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:04 AM
3...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:06 AM
4...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:07 AM
5...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:08 AM
6...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:09 AM
7...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:10 AM
8...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:12 AM
9...

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:13 AM
10....

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:13 AM
11...

Help me identify these women :p

Daniel
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:16 AM
Thanks a lot Lokon for the pictures

:worship:

See you later :wavey: ;)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:16 AM
12...

More to id

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:18 AM
13..

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:18 AM
14...

Wimanna
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:19 AM
Great Pictures lokon :bounce:

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:20 AM
last one

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Enjoy people....wont have pictures for todays play though :(

Iconoclast
Mar 18th, 2003, 11:27 AM
Wow, thanks a lot, lokon. Gotta love that red Iroda outfit!

franzit
Mar 18th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Quick shot is this Ansley Cargill?

Oops nevermind its not ( I found the Cargill pic)....but who is this? :p

she looks like Eva Fislova

Unknown7a.jpg is Silvia Farina
the following one is Tatiana Poutchek

HotSpot
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:06 PM
any news about wynne............?

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:15 PM
sorry ntohir I didnt see her yesterday

propi
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:21 PM
WOW
Thanks a lot for the pics!!!!!!!!

HotSpot
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:23 PM
Lokon do you know... Wynne result? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Julian
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:33 PM
Wow nice pics! Thanks! :)

King Aaron
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the report and pictures. :)
Ansley won in two so Julia must have missed quite a lot. I hope it was Ansley who hit winners. :) You didn't see Jelena today?

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:42 PM
Sorry I dont recall the scoreline, Im sure they will finish up today

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:42 PM
Dokic? no...Jankovic? yes :p

King Aaron
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:45 PM
Dokic? no...Jankovic? yes :p
Lol, thanks anyway. :)
Was Thomas Enqvist hitting well today?

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:49 PM
from what I saw he was, but I had seen him practice some yesterday and didnt stick around too long. He did hit the practice courts twice so he is training

King Aaron
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:55 PM
Thanks. :) I hope he can get a couple of wins this time.

GermanBoy
Mar 18th, 2003, 01:58 PM
WOW
Thanks a lot for the pics!!!!!!!!

Hey lokon,

very nice pictures! :D Thank you for sharing them with us. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Could you please try to take some (Shirtless :angel: )-pictures during practice of Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Marat Safin and Robby Ginepri?

Is JennyCap practicing with her brother Steven? Would like to see him shirtless, too.... :angel:

Thanxx! :worship: :worship:

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:01 PM
LOL Germanboy, I will try but I cant promise they will be shirtless...I mean Im not going to run up to them and start tearing their clothes off and photographing them :p

King Aaron
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:10 PM
LOL Germanboy, I will try but I cant promise they will be shirtless...I mean Im not going to run up to them and start tearing their clothes off and photographing them :p
lol

GermanBoy
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:15 PM
LOL Germanboy, I will try but I cant promise they will be shirtless...I mean Im not going to run up to them and start tearing their clothes off and photographing them :p

I know! ;) ;) ;)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:19 PM
Also I just want to add that if anyone wants the original pictures let me know. The ones on here have been cropped and are of slightly poorer quality and resolution just from me having to change the compression. Each picture is about 1Mb in size. :):D

Fieke
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:07 PM
:drool: Shirtless players... you lucky bastards :p
Thanks for sharing those pics with us!
*keeping fingers crossed for heath wave during Wimby* (wishful thinking :rolleyes: )

*Lee*
Mar 18th, 2003, 03:49 PM
Thanks lokon for the report and the pix. especially Sa and Kiefer

I think I have to wait for a few more days before I have the chance to see Guga pic from you *sigh*

RogiFan
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Hi Lokon!

Thank you so much for those pix -- so many! and for your reports! Very interesting! What kind of digital camera do you have? I plan to get one one of these days... they are amazing! Nice close shots too! ALso some good action shots... fab! :D Tell Hackie you ran into Jarkko... she'll be jealous! :p No Rogi around?? or Alex Corretja?

TennisHack
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Wow, Im exhausted, but its a good exhaustion :)
I left the court and ran into Jarkko Nieminen. Hackie you are going to be so jealous, because he had just finished his practice and I asked him for a photo he was very nice and obliged. Hehe!

You're right, I *am* jealous. Lucky lucky you!!!! *sigh*

LMAO at Younes & Goran. Exactly how I pictured them!!!

Thanks for your wonderful report, I'm sorry you aren't going tomorrow :sad: Oh, well. Glad you had fun nonethleless!!

TennisHack
Mar 18th, 2003, 05:02 PM
Also I just want to add that if anyone wants the original pictures let me know. The ones on here have been cropped and are of slightly poorer quality and resolution just from me having to change the compression. Each picture is about 1Mb in size. :):D

LOL, well I'd love to see that picture of Jarkko ;) You can even edit yourself out if you'd like. You know my email, right? Its on my website if not.

Oh, and I'm going to steal some of your Juanqui pics, too ;)

Maxine
Mar 18th, 2003, 05:14 PM
Thomas :hearts:

Thanks for the pictures and I think Unknown 3 is Koulikovskaya (sp?)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 05:32 PM
Lee, dont worry I will do my best to hunt him down in the days to come.

RF, Im using a Canon S30. Its somewhat outdated but I really like it since its a very simple point a shoot camera. I havent seen Rogi or Alex :( Hopefully soon. Im sure they will be put on the outside courts and I should be able to get some good photos of him.

Hackie, Ill try and email you the pic. You can edit out my ugly mug and keep jarkko. He had a cut on his chin that was kind of bleeding. I wonder if he cut himself shaving :p

Maxine, np, thanks for the unknown. I remember I had taken a picture of her. One of the unknowns is also Zsofia Gubasci, but Im not sure which one.

Lapin
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:17 PM
Thanks for your report lokon!

Not sure about the identity of many of the 'unknown' players but No.1 might be Meilan Tu and No.6 might be Iveta Benesova (??) (What a strange racket grip No. 3 has!)

vera
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:23 PM
Thanks lokon :worship: for your lovely report and those pics :lick: :hearts: .

the jamierbelyea
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Unknown One is Melien Tu, I'm pretty sure,

Hurley
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:57 PM
Unknown1 is definitely Meilen Tu.

Since someone else suggested it, I will agree that Unknown6 is probably Iveta Benesova -- her WORST PICTURE EVER, though.

Unknown5 looks like Jill Craybas to me...

Hurley
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:59 PM
And thanks for the pics Lokon, they're fabulous :D

That first Kiefer goes right on my hard drive :drool:

Waske is cute too...but his obnoxious younger brother is HOT...was he there? :D

c2
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:02 PM
LOL at Germanboy, lokon and Mark236! :D Hey, for us girl fans, how 'bout some shirtless pix of Jennifer? :devil: LOL! or even just a nice shot of her sweating would be great... (sigh)

E. Blackadder
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:18 PM
Unknown 8 is Tathiana Poutchek :)

lokon
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:33 PM
And thanks for the pics Lokon, they're fabulous :D

That first Kiefer goes right on my hard drive :drool:

Waske is cute too...but his obnoxious younger brother is HOT...was he there? :D


Is that who it was? There werent too many pple cheering for Alex besides myself, his coach, and some other dude. The other dude was short and didnt look like alex at all though. However, he was kinda obnoxious :p

c2, shirtless Jennifer? :p Ill see what I can do ;)

Iconoclast
Mar 18th, 2003, 08:24 PM
#6 is def. Benesova, while #4 is Gubacsi.

GermanBoy
Mar 18th, 2003, 08:44 PM
c2, shirtless Jennifer? :p Ill see what I can do ;)

Good guy, lokon! You seem to be the right man in the right position! :drool: :bounce: :worship:

Hurley
Mar 18th, 2003, 09:24 PM
Is that who it was? There werent too many pple cheering for Alex besides myself, his coach, and some other dude. The other dude was short and didnt look like alex at all though. However, he was kinda obnoxious :p

c2, shirtless Jennifer? :p Ill see what I can do ;)

Did he clap a lot, really loudly? No...it couldn't have been him. The brother (I forget his name) looks a lot like Alex, and is tall.