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MS
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:28 AM
Seeing that Spain lost the first match, I consider this a good result for the first day.

¡¡VAMOS!! :):)

ghosts
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:31 AM
HEWITT - Ferrero 3:6 6:3 3:6 7:6 6:2 :rolleyes:
Philippoussis - MOYA 4:6 4:6 6:4 6:7

Go Spain!

Gandalf
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:34 AM
Ferrero :fiery:

:eek: at Moya winning a close match.

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:34 AM
C'mon Aussie boys!

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:14 AM
Go Reid!

azza
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:16 AM
:fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: Mark :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes: :fiery: :smash: :rolleyes:

Rothes
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:43 AM
Vamos Espaniõl

Manu79
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:57 AM
Vamosss España!!!

Go Feli and Alex!!!!!

Carlitos :yeah:

Juanqui :o

Juan
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:08 AM
Vamos!!
welldone carlos

skanky~skanketta
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:18 AM
yay carlos!!!

JCF!:mad:

go spain!!!

Lady
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:29 AM
Go Spain!!
Carlos won his match :banana: So unexpected!!

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:38 AM
Carlos :banana: :D
i didnt think he was even gonna play vs Poo
but beat him :banana: :D

if only Carlos vs Potato was 1st match on Sunday ;) but its not :mad:
maybe its decider :devil:

fleemke³
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:40 AM
Wow Ferrero such a close call against a grassplayer and a homeplayer :eek: That looks good for next years wimbledon :cool:

Jeej Carlos :cool:

Keep it going Spain :cool:

servenrichie
Nov 28th, 2003, 10:00 AM
Vamos Espaniõl

ns_Henin
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:06 AM
Come On Australia!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Stay Calm, azza ;)

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:39 AM
Goooooo Aussies. What about Lleyton, eh, after that two-month layoff? :worship:

Experimentee
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Ferrero did very well, he could have won the match if his mind didnt go in the 4th set TB! Well done to Carlos too! They showed everyone that they arent just clay courters who will be thrashed :bounce:
Go Spain!

azza
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Experimentee Traitor :p:p

Shuji Shuriken
Nov 28th, 2003, 12:15 PM
Vamos Spain :bounce: :hearts:

Carlos :hearts: :kiss:
Juanqui :hearts: :sad: :kiss:

TatiAnnahølic
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Spain must be playing great! :D

Vamos chicos!!!! :bounce:

ans
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:14 PM
Wow Ferrero such a close call against a grassplayer and a homeplayer :eek: That looks good for next years wimbledon :cool:

Jeej Carlos :cool:

Keep it going Spain :cool:

:confused: Isn't Ferrero something like the number three player in the world and lleyton...number 16?? (not sure). And the guy hasn't played any important match for months. So I would say :eek: @ Lleyton actually.

Kuilli
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:58 PM
Go Spain!!! :D :D

Doris Loeffel
Nov 28th, 2003, 02:05 PM
Too bad for JCF not beeing able to win that match but well done for Carlos!!

Good luck in doubles Feli and Alex!! (do better than our boys did!!)

Bероника
Nov 28th, 2003, 03:38 PM
Viva Carlos!!!

GO SPAIN!!!

[S@nti]
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:23 PM
pf Ferrero.. you were so close.. :fiery: but Carlos! :D

darrinbaker00
Nov 28th, 2003, 05:39 PM
I must say that I'm shocked :eek: by Carlos Moya's performance. He hadn't played a match on grass since Wimbledon 2000, and not only did he beat this year's Wimbledon runner-up, he matched Philippoussis ace for ace (18-18). Good job, Carlos! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 28th, 2003, 07:44 PM
actually Carlos played wimby 2001 when he lost to Goran.
he also played Halle in 2002, he got injured and had to miss Wimby which turned out to do him a favour and he went on a good run after--which gave him the idea to miss this yrs Wimby too.

as for Lleyton getting the :eek: WHY ??
wasnt he supposed to beat the "clay courter" in 1 hour :o
and LOL@ all the Aussies/Pundits who gave Carlos ZERO chance vs Poo. (i didnt give him a chance either :o)

darrinbaker00
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:04 PM
actually Carlos played wimby 2001 when he lost to Goran.
he also played Halle in 2002, he got injured and had to miss Wimby which turned out to do him a favour and he went on a good run after--which gave him the idea to miss this yrs Wimby too.

Uh.....I knew that. I was just checking to see if you were paying attention. :rolleyes:

Kart
Nov 28th, 2003, 08:12 PM
Juan Carlos :mad:.

Sort it out quick :smash:.

Seles_Beckham
Nov 28th, 2003, 09:56 PM
Vamos España!!!

Crazy_Fool
Nov 28th, 2003, 11:11 PM
Lleyton is still one of the best. I want Australia to win this, too bad they have a one-trick pony playing for them. Beaten by Moya on grass! It seems his one trick wasnt quite working for him yesterday.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 04:14 AM
:confused: Isn't Ferrero something like the number three player in the world and lleyton...number 16?? (not sure). And the guy hasn't played any important match for months. So I would say :eek: @ Lleyton actually.
I disagree... Lleyton is only ranked so low because he hasn't played since the US Open. He could have been in the top ten had he not decided to spend the last 6 weeks of the year focussing and practicing for Davis Cup, while Moya and Ferrero sweated it out on the Euro circuit. Despite all that practice, and his greater grasscourt experience, a rusty Hewitt still needed 5 sets to get past a fatigued/sick Ferrero? Nope, not impressed. But he won, and they got the point. How ugly it was doesn't really matter.

Anyways... I think Ferrero will lose to Mark tomorrow, assuming they play him. Oh well. Dissapointing for Moya, who has never won a Davis Cup, and has a shot at beating Hewitt, imo.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 04:16 AM
actually Carlos played wimby 2001 when he lost to Goran.
he also played Halle in 2002, he got injured and had to miss Wimby which turned out to do him a favour and he went on a good run after--which gave him the idea to miss this yrs Wimby too.

as for Lleyton getting the :eek: WHY ??
wasnt he supposed to beat the "clay courter" in 1 hour :o
and LOL@ all the Aussies/Pundits who gave Carlos ZERO chance vs Poo. (i didnt give him a chance either :o)
I called him "useless Carlos" a week earlier, and then right after Juan Carlos lost I totally changed my tune, but that was more a matter of wishful thinking and trying to play devils advocate than anything ;)

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 04:17 AM
Lleyton is still one of the best. I want Australia to win this, too bad they have a one-trick pony playing for them. Beaten by Moya on grass! It seems his one trick wasnt quite working for him yesterday.
Funny, Australia's last Davis Cup was won as a result of Mark winning both his matches, away, on clay. Hewitt? Yeah, he lost both of his (he's forgiven, he was 18). Regardless, all the crap i read about Mark and Davis Cup, and people seem to forget that.

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 29th, 2003, 05:04 AM
Woodbridge/Arthurs bt Lopez/Corretja 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Impeccable performance especially by Woodbridge, who was playing in his 29th David Cup rubber :yeah: :bowdown:

71 out of the 90 David Cup ties have been won by the team which won the doubles (but having said that, Russia did the inevitable last year).

Scud will prob lose to Ferrero on form, Hewitt vs Moya should be one interesting 5th and deciding match.

xin_hui
Nov 29th, 2003, 05:35 AM
Woodbridge/Arthurs bt Lopez/Corretja 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Impeccable performance especially by Woodbridge, who was playing in his 29th David Cup rubber :yeah: :bowdown:

71 out of the 90 David Cup ties have been won by the team which won the doubles (but having said that, Russia did the inevitable last year).

Scud will prob lose to Ferrero on form, Hewitt vs Moya should be one interesting 5th and deciding match.

yes, todd was just exceptional, spectacular, fascinating, exhilarating... :worship: :worship: :worship: he's the prime example of a doubles legend

azza
Nov 29th, 2003, 05:39 AM
Woody :kiss:

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 06:06 AM
Woodbridge/Arthurs bt Lopez/Corretja 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Impeccable performance especially by Woodbridge, who was playing in his 29th David Cup rubber :yeah: :bowdown:

71 out of the 90 David Cup ties have been won by the team which won the doubles (but having said that, Russia did the inevitable last year).

Scud will prob lose to Ferrero on form, Hewitt vs Moya should be one interesting 5th and deciding match.
I don't think Ferrero is in form though, so I'm picking Mark to beat him... granted, I've gotten no coverage of this tie, so this is based on a lack of faith in Ferrero ;)

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 29th, 2003, 07:34 AM
Go Scud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kim4eva
Nov 29th, 2003, 08:09 AM
Aussi Aussi Oi Oi Oi!!:bounce:
C'MON Lleyton! :angel:

Veritas
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:36 AM
It's no surprise that Mark lost to Carlos...he's terribly inconsistent, even on fast surfaces.

Lleyton vs Carlos should be more interesting. Even though Carlos leads 4-2 in their H2H, their matches have usually been close and Lleyton's considerably better on grass (he did win Wimbledon last year while Carlos has yet to progress beyond the 2nd round).

And :lol: at the controversy surrounding the Spanish "anthem" played at the opening presentation. Alex looked as if he wanted to sock the trumpeter straight in the jaw :o How the publisher managed to provide the wrong anthem is beyond me...how embarassing

ans
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:55 AM
I disagree... Lleyton is only ranked so low because he hasn't played since the US Open. He could have been in the top ten had he not decided to spend the last 6 weeks of the year focussing and practicing for Davis Cup, while Moya and Ferrero sweated it out on the Euro circuit. Despite all that practice, and his greater grasscourt experience, a rusty Hewitt still needed 5 sets to get past a fatigued/sick Ferrero? Nope, not impressed. But he won, and they got the point. How ugly it was doesn't really matter.

Anyways... I think Ferrero will lose to Mark tomorrow, assuming they play him. Oh well. Dissapointing for Moya, who has never won a Davis Cup, and has a shot at beating Hewitt, imo.


I think he's ranked so low because he didn't play his best this year. Aussie Open: bad performance, Wimbledon: :eek: really bad performance....Ferrero was the better player this year, had much more practice so for me it would have been just logical if he had won.

Experimentee
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:43 AM
I don't think Ferrero is in form though, so I'm picking Mark to beat him... granted, I've gotten no coverage of this tie, so this is based on a lack of faith in Ferrero ;)

I heard that Ferrero was playing really well against Hewitt, he had the match in his hands and could have won but mentally wasnt up there and couldnt finish it off. Mark was playing really bad when i saw his match vs Moya, so I think Ferrero would win if they both play how they did on Fri. But I think Mark will pick up his game for tomorrow so it could be interesting.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:47 AM
It's no surprise that Mark lost to Carlos...he's terribly inconsistent, even on fast surfaces.

Lleyton vs Carlos should be more interesting. Even though Carlos leads 4-2 in their H2H, their matches have usually been close and Lleyton's considerably better on grass (he did win Wimbledon last year while Carlos has yet to progress beyond the 2nd round).

And :lol: at the controversy surrounding the Spanish "anthem" played at the opening presentation. Alex looked as if he wanted to sock the trumpeter straight in the jaw :o How the publisher managed to provide the wrong anthem is beyond me...how embarassing
Carlos-Hewitt might not even happen. Mark-Ferrero is first.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:48 AM
I heard that Ferrero was playing really well against Hewitt, he had the match in his hands and could have won but mentally wasnt up there and couldnt finish it off. Mark was playing really bad when i saw his match vs Moya, so I think Ferrero would win if they both play how they did on Fri. But I think Mark will pick up his game for tomorrow so it could be interesting.
I heard Ferrero was playing well too, but after shanking the 4th set tb, that was it. Regardless of how well he played before that, it was a total waste of time if he was going to pull one of his famous dissapearing acts when it mattered most. For that, I'm picking Mark. Ferrero has sucked since Madrid.

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:52 AM
I think he's ranked so low because he didn't play his best this year. Aussie Open: bad performance, Wimbledon: :eek: really bad performance....Ferrero was the better player this year, had much more practice so for me it would have been just logical if he had won.


Exactly.

I expected Hewitt to lose and for the Scud to win. Ya can never be sure of anything. :p

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:52 AM
I think he's ranked so low because he didn't play his best this year. Aussie Open: bad performance, Wimbledon: :eek: really bad performance....Ferrero was the better player this year, had much more practice so for me it would have been just logical if he had won.
He didn't play his best this year, but he also didn't play after the US Open. Had he done so, I'm sure he could have ended the year in the top ten. He made his choice.

Australia was not actually a bad performance, by Hewitt's Oz standards. He's never done well in his home slam. I don't believe he's ever made it past the 4th round there. Wimbledon of course, was terrible. Historically. His US open was not that bad, considering the rest of his year (although he did fail to make the semis for the first time since 1999).

Regardless... I happen to think that Ferrero at his best is better than Hewitt anywhere. Ferrero just isn't as consistent as hewitt, hence their close head to head.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Exactly.

I expected Hewitt to lose and for the Scud to win. Ya can never be sure of anything. :p
If scud wins, Hewitt won't play.

Scud-Ferrero goes first. If Scud wins, it's all over.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:54 AM
It's also worth noting that Hewitt played what... half? the tournaments that he usually does due to his petty squabbles with the ATP... at least, I assume that is why he didn't bother to show up half the tournaments this year ;)

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 29th, 2003, 11:54 AM
I meant their opening matches, Becca. I was trying to say that I predicted them both wrong.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:00 PM
I meant their opening matches, Becca. I was trying to say that I predicted them both wrong.
My bad... I'm sure what you wrote made sense. I just haven't slept :p

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 29th, 2003, 12:07 PM
I should go to bed myself. *props open eyes*

~ The Leopard ~
Nov 30th, 2003, 03:09 AM
Wow, what a final rubber!!

Mark! :worship:

xin_hui
Nov 30th, 2003, 03:11 AM
Wow, what a final rubber!!

Mark! :worship:

precisely! :worship: :worship: :worship:
i amost gave up on scud....tears in my eyes

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 30th, 2003, 03:15 AM
:hatoff: :bowdown: :banana: :woohoo: :yeah: :hug: :) :yippee: :bigclap: :clap2: :aparty: Phillippoussis defeated Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-0 :hatoff: :bowdown: :banana: :woohoo: :yeah: :hug: :) :yippee: :bigclap: :clap2: :aparty:


:bounce: Congratulations AUSTRALIA :bounce:

:sobbing: = tears of joy for Nick Phillippoussis :hug: (what a moving moment) :awww:

Congrats:

Hewitt! :) :hatoff:
Scud :worship: :bowdown:
Todd Woody :rocker2: :bigclap:
Wayno Arthurs :rocker: ;)
Fitzy :music: :speakles:
Wally :lol: :sport:

tennisvideos
Nov 30th, 2003, 03:37 AM
Fantastic gutsy display by Mark. I had written him off after the 4th set, esp as his shoulder seemed to have packed it in and he looked in great pain.

Throughout the tie, the Aussie crowds also demonstrated that they are a class act, unlike the crowds in some other nations that have hosted the DC.

Congrats to Mark, Lleyton, Todd, Wayne, Fitzy & Wally!!!

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 04:24 AM
Throughout the tie, the Aussie crowds also demonstrated that they are a class act, unlike the crowds in some other nations that have hosted the DC.


Piss moan... the great thing about Davis Cup IS the crowds. The continued whining about how "bad" some of them can be gets rather tiresome, as does this "our crowd is classier than yours" bullshit. Every group of people have it in them to act like twits on a given occasion...

Regardless, I'm not happy Spain lost, but thank GOD it was Mark who was the hero. How ironic that Hewitt always gets all the acolades as being the Davis Cup trooper for Australia, yet their two most recent cups have come off the racquet of Mark. Well done :)

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 04:26 AM
I vaguely recall not that long ago Hewitt not wanting Mark back on the team .. something about disrupting their chemistry, blah? Or do I have him confused with Pat? I think they both said it... ;) *snickers*

I'm dissapointed in Ferrero. If he wasn't fit to play five set matches, he had no business being there. Most of all I'm dissapointed for Moya though, who was robbed of his chance to take glory into his own hands... oh well. Maybe next year for Carlos :)

Vicky88
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:01 AM
Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me, you obviously do not like Lleyton at all. As for this win coming off the racquet of Mark, he won one tie in the final as did Lleyton as did Todd/Wayne. No one person won this tie on their own, nor was there any individual hero. Mark just happened to win the final match.

Actually I believe if you research it all you may find that Lleyton was more than happy to welcome Mark back into the team. Wasn't he the one who offered to play doubles with him this year.

I'm pleased for each and everyone involved in the Davis Cup win for Australia. It does bring vindication for Lleyton and his decision to focus his year on being about the Davis Cup, not about individual achievement for himself.

azza
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:08 AM
:hatoff: :bowdown: :banana: :woohoo: :yeah: :hug: :) :yippee: :bigclap: :clap2: :aparty: Phillippoussis defeated Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6, 6-0 :hatoff: :bowdown: :banana: :woohoo: :yeah: :hug: :) :yippee: :bigclap: :clap2: :aparty:


:bounce: Congratulations AUSTRALIA :bounce:

:sobbing: = tears of joy for Nick Phillippoussis :hug: (what a moving moment) :awww:

Congrats:

Hewitt! :) :hatoff:
Scud :worship: :bowdown:
Todd Woody :rocker2: :bigclap:
Wayno Arthurs :rocker: ;)
Fitzy :music: :speakles:
Wally :lol: :sport:

:worship: Ditto :worship:

Trent
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:08 AM
Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me, you obviously do not like Lleyton at all. As for this win coming off the racquet of Mark, he won one tie in the final as did Lleyton as did Todd/Wayne. No one person won this tie on their own, nor was there any individual hero. Mark just happened to win the final match.

Indeed - it was a nice way to finish with all players winning a match to help seal the tie, so they all played an equal role in winning it in my opinion.

Lleyton has been a major contributor to the Davis Cup, especially in recent years, only loosing one match in the last two I believe, which is quite a feat.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:09 AM
Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me, you obviously do not like Lleyton at all

I dont like Lleyton, but I'm not sure how this results in my having "sour grapes". I'm genuinely pleased that Mark was the hero, as he was my second favourite player in the tie. I do not like Hewitt at all, and would have have been pleased has it been him to seal the deal :) Furthermore, if you knew how to read, you'd have noticed that I've been slagging off Ferrero for the past two days and saying very little negative things about the Australian Team (Hewitt is not the Australian team, he's merely on it).

So quit looking for shit where there is none. There are no straws to grasp at here. If you dont like my dislike of Hewitt - welcome to "Too fucking bad" territory.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:10 AM
Indeed - it was a nice way to finish with all players winning a match to help seal the tie, so they all played an equal role in winning it in my opinion.

Lleyton has been a major contributor to the Davis Cup, especially in recent years, only loosing one match in the last two I believe, which is quite a feat.
Who said that Lleyton hadn't contributed? I merely expressed glee over the fact that it was Mark who won the last rubber in both of the last two cups, since I actually like him.

*sigh* I'm no longer going to argue with people who can't read (directed at Vicky, not yourself) :wavey:

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:11 AM
Btw... of course Lleyton was happy to have Mark back on the team... once Pat was gone. Lleyton knows he can't win the cup by himself, he's not stupid.

azza
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:12 AM
Indeed - it was a nice way to finish with all players winning a match to help seal the tie, so they all played an equal role in winning it in my opinion.

Lleyton has been a major contributor to the Davis Cup, especially in recent years, only loosing one match in the last two I believe, which is quite a feat.
Hey trent u finally posted!!!!!! :kiss:

whats your msn i dont think i added you :speakles:

Trent
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:17 AM
Hey trent u finally posted!!!!!! :kiss:

whats your msn i dont think i added you :speakles:

Yeah, I decided I'd have a look around here today since Australia won the Davis Cup :P

trentaus@hotmail.com is my msn :)

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 30th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Trent, six reputation dots with only three posts, I think that's a record! :speakles: :bowdown: :yeah:

Btw, did u work today?

:wavey:

slice
Nov 30th, 2003, 08:29 AM
i think i got 6 RED dots in my first 4 points aidan :p surely dat is a record 2 :p

congrats aussies! :D

tennisvideos
Nov 30th, 2003, 10:36 AM
Crazy Canuk... the Aussie crowd demonstrated that you can have a fantastic atmosphere without resorting to booing the opposition, which in my opinion, does not make for a great atmosphere. You are the one who sounds like you are whinging and whining with your posts.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 08:12 PM
My posts only seem like whining to you, because I'm not saying what you want me to say: that is, I'm not agreeing with you that 1) Hewitt is the most fabulous tennis player to ever walk the face of the earth and 2) The Aussie Crowds deserve hero cookies all around.

I don't disagree that crowds can be lovely, just as they can be horrible. I merely disagree with this "our crowd was better than their crowd" mentally, which is awfully juvenile. You both won your cups, so what is the whining about? :)

tennisvideos
Nov 30th, 2003, 10:00 PM
Crazy Canuck

When did I suggest that Hewitt was the most fabulour player to ever walk the face of the earth? In my opinion, that title goes hands down to the immortal Suzanne Lenglen. I didn't even mention Hewitt in my posts except to include him in my congratulations....

Secondly, I never said that "our crowd is better than their crowd". I said "the crowd demonstrated that they are a class act, unlike the crowds in some other nations that have hosted the DC". It was an objective observation - did you watch the Aussie v Spanish final a few years ago. If you did, then you will know exactly what I am talking about.

And if you can't handle that, that's fine.... Just take another cheap shot - it might help you deal with whatever pain you are going through.

PointBlank
Nov 30th, 2003, 10:03 PM
Lleyton is playing :)

Crazy Canuck
Nov 30th, 2003, 11:08 PM
Crazy Canuck

When did I suggest that Hewitt was the most fabulour player to ever walk the face of the earth? In my opinion, that title goes hands down to the immortal Suzanne Lenglen. I didn't even mention Hewitt in my posts except to include him in my congratulations....

You didn't. I was obviously still carrying on my "just because I don't like Hewitt doesn't mean this that and the other thing" rant I was giving another poster. Apologies.


Secondly, I never said that "our crowd is better than their crowd". I said "the crowd demonstrated that they are a class act, unlike the crowds in some other nations that have hosted the DC". It was an objective observation - did you watch the Aussie v Spanish final a few years ago. If you did, then you will know exactly what I am talking about.

"Our crowd is better than our crowd" mentality is exactly what you demonstrate by saying what you have here. You are welcome to think otherwise, and likely will :) But my point stands, you've done nothing to contradict it.

I saw Hewitt-Ferrero in the Davis Cup final, but not the full final. The crowd was harsh, but I don't consider this a big deal. It's Davis Cup; the Spaniards are hardly the worst crowd in the history of the event. If Hewitt couldn't handle a few boos and animosity, that's not their fault. The only time I've ever been disgusted with a Spanish crowd was at Madrid this year when Ferrero played Wayne Ferreira - I almost wanted to see Ferrero lose just so they were let down. But that wasn't Davis Cup, which is my point - Davis Cup is not Wimbledon. Don't expect the crowds to act like it is. Some people are highly patriotic, and when you put a bunch of patriotic people in the same room and encourage them to act in a certain manner... odds are, they will ;)


And if you can't handle that, that's fine.... Just take another cheap shot - it might help you deal with whatever pain you are going through.

Ring Ring... Calling Dr Freud! Calling Dr Freud!

I'm just fine myself.... but I do have to wonder if it isn't you who is hurting, projecting yourself on to me in such a ridiculous way. This is just the internet, my friend. Repeat that ten times fast. Open a window while you're at it.

(Don't fuck with the master)

:wavey:

tennisvideos
Dec 1st, 2003, 12:07 AM
Crazy Canuck

You really are too much. 18,000 posts... do you take time out to breathe?

I have just one word: Goodbye!

Crazy Canuck
Dec 1st, 2003, 12:22 AM
TV - lighten up already ;)

MS
Dec 1st, 2003, 06:12 AM
Congrats Australia

Too bad Spain :sad: :sad:

MS
Dec 1st, 2003, 06:15 AM
BTW, the crowd was terrible with Corretja. Spanish crowd was nevr so unfair in Barcelona.....I didn't like the crowd in Barcelona (I was there live and didn't like people's behaviour), but the Australian crowd in the doubles match was even worse......

I don't think that of the anthem is so important. But it was a lack of respect for us not having prepared the right anthem. If this had happened in Spain, you guys would have criticised a lot. I like Australia, I have Australian friends, but this is sport and all of us shoudl respect the rest, although we want our teams to win.

The thing is that Spain was much better than Australia in Barcelona, and Australia was much better than Spain in Melbourne.

azza
Dec 1st, 2003, 09:45 AM
in the doubles the crowd was screaming

Why Why Why Corretja

Crazy Canuck
Dec 1st, 2003, 09:49 AM
in the doubles the crowd was screaming

Why Why Why Corretja
How classy! Tennisvideos must have been beaming.

MS
Dec 1st, 2003, 10:13 AM
In Barcelona I even went to the Aussie 'zone' and took a pic with the Aussies ;)

I still think the crowd was unfair with Corretja. The Australian press has been talking too much these days about things that never happened...I think the relationship between Aussies and Spaniards in Barcelona was good, but only one could win. I think some supporters were bad, but not the whole crowd, the same happens everywhere, some behave bad, but don't generalise and say that the Spanish crowd is the worst ever, I still remember how the Brazilian crowd and the Brazilian players behaved once against Spain and can't believe that people compare them to us...

And the Fanatics really 'mocked' Álex....poor man, if we had done that in Spain..... ;)

Anyway, as I said, congrats to Australia because they were the best on court and nobody can't say anything against that.

xin_hui
Dec 2nd, 2003, 01:02 AM
In Barcelona I even went to the Aussie 'zone' and took a pic with the Aussies ;)

I still think the crowd was unfair with Corretja. The Australian press has been talking too much these days about things that never happened...I think the relationship between Aussies and Spaniards in Barcelona was good, but only one could win. I think some supporters were bad, but not the whole crowd, the same happens everywhere, some behave bad, but don't generalise and say that the Spanish crowd is the worst ever, I still remember how the Brazilian crowd and the Brazilian players behaved once against Spain and can't believe that people compare them to us...

And the Fanatics really 'mocked' Álex....poor man, if we had done that in Spain..... ;)

Anyway, as I said, congrats to Australia because they were the best on court and nobody can't say anything against that.

the aussie crowd was good, i know they taunted corretja a few times, but that's normal considering what he did in 2000. in barcelona, i have never seen a crowd as rowdy and untennis as that. tha aussie crowd this yr was already considered very good. if i were there, i would have personally loudly taunted corretja...

Crazy Canuck
Dec 2nd, 2003, 03:12 AM
the aussie crowd was good, i know they taunted corretja a few times, but that's normal considering what he did in 2000. in barcelona, i have never seen a crowd as rowdy and untennis as that. tha aussie crowd this yr was already considered very good. if i were there, i would have personally loudly taunted corretja...
Corretja took it all in stride, so whatever the Aussie crowd did obviously wasn't a huge deal to him.

If you think the Barcelona crowd was the worst crowd in DC, you're quite mistaken. At least they didn't throw chairs and force the other team to literally leave the facility for fear of their lives :p It's been done.... so let's not paint Barcelona the devil for a few boos.

MS
Dec 2nd, 2003, 06:48 AM
well said Crazy Canuck ;)

I don't understand something...What did Álex in Barcelona?. Because I didn't see anything wrong (I think it has been spoken a lot in Australia about something that didn't happen or at least wasn't that 'big'.....). Besides, Lleyton is always 'provoking' the crowd, so I don't know why he is talking about the others provoking.......;). Just forget Barcelona 2000......