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broncosven
Jul 2nd, 2004, 10:54 AM
MEN'S SINGLES EVENT
AUSTRALIA - Mark Philippoussis

WOMEN'S SINGLES EVENT
AUSTRALIA - Alicia Molik, Nicole Pratt



MEN'S DOUBLES EVENT
AUSTRALIA - Wayne Arthurs/Todd Woodbridge


WOMEN'S DOUBLES EVENT
AUSTRALIA - Alicia Molik/Rennae Stubbs and Nicole Pratt/Samantha Stosur

Mr_Molik
Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:55 PM
alicia + rennae = olympic gold medal :banana:

azza
Jul 2nd, 2004, 01:22 PM
No Draper for Olympics :sad:

ozfan44
Jul 2nd, 2004, 05:06 PM
what the hell pratt & stosur

does lisa mcshea get nothing for all her hard work this year besides shitty fed cup and only got that coz ta is shit on with renae fuking pathetic

and surely we could have got hanley to play doubles with philippoussis or arthurs/hanley todd/scud for god sake

Mattographer
Jul 3rd, 2004, 02:03 AM
I think Stubbs/McShea is best shot for a medal than with Molik, in my opinion.

SpikeyAidanm
Jul 3rd, 2004, 02:31 AM
:eyes: @ Pratt/Stosur :haha:

TS
Jul 3rd, 2004, 03:46 AM
Pratt is a high ranked doubles player so obviously she was going to get a berth...as for Sam, she is no.3 in singles, and since she missed out on singles, why not give her a spot in doubles? She deserves it :)

Oh, and she's not a bad doubles player too.

ozfan44
Jul 3rd, 2004, 04:12 AM
not as good as lisa

broncosven
Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:55 AM
But surely there is a medal or two for us there somewhere ??

Mr_Molik
Jul 3rd, 2004, 01:43 PM
But surely there is a medal or two for us there somewhere ??
i agree

ozfan44
Jul 4th, 2004, 03:08 AM
Arthurs/Woody and Molik/Stubbs if both play well could medal

broncosven
Jul 4th, 2004, 04:21 AM
Arthurs/Woody and Molik/Stubbs if both play well could medal

Definately add Mark and Alicia to the if they Play well . . Nicole is possible with an upset or too !!

SpikeyAidanm
Jul 4th, 2004, 08:32 AM
Olympics should have mixed doubles.

broncosven
Jul 4th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Just thinking that this arvo as i was watching Alicia and Todd is a replay of there mixed doubles match

nitocris_tiger
Jul 8th, 2004, 03:45 AM
Do players earn rankings ponts in the Olympics? I'm pretty sure that Fed Cup doesn't earn any does it?

broncosven
Jul 8th, 2004, 04:22 AM
Do players earn rankings ponts in the Olympics? I'm pretty sure that Fed Cup doesn't earn any does it?

Yeah its equivilant to like a Tier 1-2 i think they said

Go to ITFtennis.com and they should have it all there

GermanBoy
Jul 12th, 2004, 06:32 PM
No Draper for Olympics :sad:
No azza for Olympics :eek: :haha:

azza
Jul 12th, 2004, 07:24 PM
No azza for Olympics :eek: :haha:Yes how could they overlook me :crying2:

broncosven
Aug 9th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Definately think now Molik and Stubbs win will a medal

Considering they played well in Fed Cup and now they have both won there last finals in doubles !!

AUSBOY
Aug 9th, 2004, 01:36 PM
McShea didnt qualify for Olympics, she hadnt played Fed Cup previous to the last tie.

I still cant believe that Hewitt isn't playing :( He's always soooooo passionate about representing his country, there is no greater than the Olympics for doin that!

broncosven
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Didn't Hewitt Skip cause of his girlfriend . . . or his sponsor ???

nitocris_tiger
Aug 10th, 2004, 03:57 AM
Didn't Hewitt Skip cause of his girlfriend . . . or his sponsor ???
Scheduling because it's too close to the US Open...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/low/olympics_2004/tennis/3329493.stm

broncosven
Aug 10th, 2004, 11:06 AM
Wayne Arthurs will play both doubles and singles at the Athens Olympics tennis event, starting Sunday.

Arthurs will replace Dutchman Martin Verkerk, who was forced to withdraw with a chest muscle injury, organisers said.

The Australian is also competing in the doubles with 22 time Grand Slam doubles winner Todd Woodbridge, who won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Mark Woodforde, and is the reigning Wimbledon men's doubles champion.

azza
Aug 10th, 2004, 11:20 AM
Wow go Wayne :yeah:

AUSBOY
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:56 PM
Oh awesome, Wayne got in :)

Im so happy now, we needed a 2nd male in the singles!

TS
Aug 10th, 2004, 01:00 PM
I'd rather have my gonads removed with a spoon than sit through a Wayne Arthurs match. Boring is too kind a word for his tennis.

But good luck to him.

broncosven
Aug 11th, 2004, 12:31 AM
Wayne has his days where he is boring but when he serve and return are working he is awesome to watch

He is capable of causing upsets and has been inside the world top 50 and hopefully the conditions will suit our big servers (mark and wayne)

Also will give him good practice for doubles where we have a great chance of gold !!

nitocris_tiger
Aug 11th, 2004, 02:42 AM
I'd rather have my gonads removed with a spoon than sit through a Wayne Arthurs match. Boring is too kind a word for his tennis.

But good luck to him.Really? I like watching Wayne play. You are guaranteed a close match if nothing else. He will more often than not win his serve and gets so frustrated when he can't break.. he wears his heart on his sleeve.

Go Wayne!

Kirt12255
Aug 11th, 2004, 10:38 AM
:eek: Sam Stosur replaces Serena Williams in the Olympics:eek:

Mattographer
Aug 11th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Samantha Stosur!! :woohoo:

azza
Aug 11th, 2004, 12:33 PM
:eek: Sam Stosur replaces Serena Williams in the Olympics:eek:
Holy :eek:

Furst Wayne then Sam :D :worship:

SpikeyAidanm
Aug 11th, 2004, 12:50 PM
Stosur :banana: :)

ozfan44
Aug 11th, 2004, 02:01 PM
yess go sam!

AUSBOY
Aug 12th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Yes, this is great news!!!

Go Stosur, great experience for her as she might be our top player come next Olympics, so for her to get a chance at this Olympics is fantastic for her.

We've certainly been lucky to get Stosur and Wayno into the singles draws, I never thought they were a chance. Hope they can win a round or so!

Mr_Molik
Aug 12th, 2004, 08:50 AM
wayne and sam!!! :D plz take advantage of this :banana:

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 09:34 AM
:eek: Sam Stosur replaces Serena Williams in the Olympics:eek:

YAH SAM !!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 10:23 AM
44 PRATT Nicole AUS
76 CASANOVA Myriam SUI

24 MOLIK Alicia AUS
6 DEMENTIEVA Elena (4) RUS


23 RUBIN Chanda (16) USA
96 STOSUR Samantha AUS


2 ouches and 1 sweet . . . . . . .

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 10:24 AM
21 MOLIK Alicia (4) AUS
6 STUBBS Rennae
47 ANI Maret EST
370 KANEPI Kaia


77 GARBIN Tathiana ITA
24 VINCI Roberta
19 PRATT Nicole AUS
74 STOSUR Samantha


2 great chances here !!

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 10:27 AM
59 PHILIPPOUSSIS Mark AUS
97 ROCHUS Olivier BEL

88 HANESCU Victor ROM
87 ARTHURS Wayne AUS


Great chances here aswell !!

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 10:28 AM
1017 BERDYCH Tomas CZE
35 NOVAK Jiri
14 ARTHURS Wayne (2) AUS
2 WOODBRIDGE Todd

Dare i say best chance here !!

TS
Aug 12th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Anything can happen when you're playing for your country. Good luck to all.

I think Alicia/Rennae will win their first match, but am predicting Nicole/Sam will lose to the Italians.

Alicia has a strong chance against Elena D, Nicole also against Myriam (her sometime doubles partner), and who knows with Sam against a rusty Chanda, but I strongly doubt it.

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 11:14 AM
I'll Predict

1 Gold
1 Silver
2 Bronze

azza
Aug 12th, 2004, 11:55 AM
the draws suck :sad: il be happy with 1 person winning

azza
Aug 12th, 2004, 11:56 AM
although Pratt rarly loses to ppl below her she will prolly lose to Casanova coz Casanova absoltly SMACKS the ball hard Hard HARD but you never know ....

AUSBOY
Aug 12th, 2004, 12:43 PM
Nicole beat Myriam 6-3 6-1 last time they played which was on grass, Nicole's worst surface! :eek:

Dementieva beat Molik 6-3 7-6 last time they played last year on hardcourt

Rubin hasnt played Stosur.


All matches are winnable, Rubin has been very rusty, Dementieva will be a tough one for Molik, Pratts could go either way depending which game Myriam brings!

Gowza
Aug 12th, 2004, 01:21 PM
good luck sam!

broncosven
Aug 12th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Our Doubles are the most likely to cause any stirrings but Molik's form and whether or not the scud and waynes serves are working anything is possible ??

CMON AUSSIE !!!

Mr_Molik
Aug 13th, 2004, 03:59 AM
i pick alicia for bronze, todd/wayne for gold and alicia/rennae for gold :bounce: :D (maybe a bit optimistic :p )

broncosven
Aug 13th, 2004, 05:33 AM
No not at all thats what i thought

Gold - Todd/Wayne
Silver - Alicia/Renne
Bronze - Alicia and Scud

Mattographer
Aug 13th, 2004, 06:01 AM
59 PHILIPPOUSSIS Mark AUS
97 ROCHUS Olivier BEL

88 HANESCU Victor ROM
87 ARTHURS Wayne AUS


Great chances here aswell !!
Olivier beat Mark last time in March at Dubai and Mark played shit all the year.

Mr_Molik
Aug 13th, 2004, 08:01 AM
Olivier beat Mark last time in March at Dubai and Mark played shit all the year.
but he rises in big events and when playing for his country(except davis cup this yr :o )

Aussie_chic
Aug 13th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Wayne has his days where he is boring but when he serve and return are working he is awesome to watch

He is capable of causing upsets and has been inside the world top 50 and hopefully the conditions will suit our big servers (mark and wayne)


I Agree! I think his serve is AMAZING! God I'd love to have it!! It's just so fluent and he makes it look effortless. Although his matches can be so frustrating and heart wrenching when they are really close (as is often the case!)

azza
Aug 13th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Everytime mark hits a 2nd serve it scares the fuck out of me :scared: its exaclty the same action as his first serve :unsure:

broncosven
Aug 13th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Let's hope it is working

I agree Aussie Chic Wayne's serve is very smooth . . ive tried to base my own serve on it

Chance
Aug 14th, 2004, 06:37 AM
Do you think we will get any tennis coverage???

broncosven
Aug 14th, 2004, 07:25 AM
Definately . . both Seven and SBS are doing the coverage and the Aussie girls and guys are sure to get a run on T.V !!

stubbsy71
Aug 14th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Last week I asked Rennae why she and Molik hadn't played to together prior to the Games ........ and she said........."Alicia and I have not played any tournaments because it just hasn't fit into our schedules, plus we have had commitments to others, we were going to possibly play this week, but I chose to have a little rest instead. We have played enough together in Fed Cup to know each others games and we are such good friends that communication on the court will be easy"........

I am happy to pass on good luck messages from anyone supporting them in Athens ................... go girls!!!!

Piotr'ek
Aug 14th, 2004, 09:45 PM
hey what Sammy Stosur was doing for the last month? was she injured or what? She didin't participate in any pre-olympics tournament?

Mr_Molik
Aug 15th, 2004, 05:57 AM
I am happy to pass on good luck messages from anyone supporting them in Athens ................... go girls!!!!
wish them all luck from me ESPECIALLY alicia!! :bounce:

broncosven
Aug 15th, 2004, 09:34 AM
Yeah tell em to kick some ass !!!

azza
Aug 15th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Wayne Arthurs Def Victor Hanescu 6-4 7-6(4) :banana:

azza
Aug 15th, 2004, 05:15 PM
I saw Delta and Mark at the Swimming :bounce:

azza
Aug 15th, 2004, 08:55 PM
(16) Rubin Def Stosur 6-2 6-7(8) 6-0 :rolleyes: getting baggeled at Olynpics :rolleyes: :(

Mr_Molik
Aug 16th, 2004, 12:36 AM
wayne :woohoo:
sam :(
apparently the courts r playing really fast so that should play into most of our players hands :lick:

broncosven
Aug 16th, 2004, 03:07 AM
YAH WAYNE !!

Poor Sammy ??

Mr_Molik
Aug 16th, 2004, 05:07 AM
terrible scheduling by sam if she wasnt injured she hasnt played since wimbledon and hasnt played on hardcourts for ages :rolleyes: she cant expect to just rock up and beat someone like chanda still a good effort in the second set

Mr_Molik
Aug 16th, 2004, 09:16 AM
alicia just beat dementieva 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 :D :D :D check out "Alicia in the Olympics" in alicias forum for my great live commentary :p

broncosven
Aug 16th, 2004, 09:19 AM
alicia just beat dementieva 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 :D :D :D

:worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce: :worship: :bounce:

GO AUSSIE !!!!

azza
Aug 16th, 2004, 10:42 AM
:eek: WOW

broncosven
Aug 16th, 2004, 11:02 AM
Pratt def. Casanova 63 75

azza
Aug 16th, 2004, 12:04 PM
Nicole :dance:

azza
Aug 16th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Garbin/Vinci SMASH Pratt/Stosur 6-0 6-1 :confused:

Mattographer
Aug 16th, 2004, 11:26 PM
Philippoussis lost as expected :o

Mr_Molik
Aug 16th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Garbin/Vinci SMASH Pratt/Stosur 6-0 6-1 :confused:
vinci is a really good doubles player

Mr_Molik
Aug 16th, 2004, 11:29 PM
mark :o
pratty :banana:

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 01:13 AM
Philippoussis lost as expected :o

Poor Mark :o :sad:

Thought he would win it ??

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 01:14 AM
Garbin/Vinci SMASH Pratt/Stosur 6-0 6-1 :confused:

Poor girls :sad: :eek:

Atleast they won a game ??????

Mr_Molik
Aug 17th, 2004, 02:42 AM
is the olympics like davis and fed cup where they have a coach at the side of the court or did i just imagine that?

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 05:34 AM
possibly ?? dont see why they wouldnt be allowed they are representing country ??

CMON Pratty, Wayno and Molik !!

KICK SOME ASS IN DOUBLES TOO !!!

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:35 AM
Pratt def Garbin 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-2

YAH !!!

Mr_Molik
Aug 17th, 2004, 09:52 AM
pratty :bowdown:

ozfan44
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:22 AM
wohoo just heard on radio that pratty won nice fightback, henin will be very tough though! hopefully it's stinking hot when they have to play!

now alicia its your turn sweep srebotnik off the court and then team up with renae to demolish your opponents in the doubles

also good luck wayne, tough match! but if he serves well and can hit a few returns u never now, good luck in doubles with todd too!

have they showed any tennis yet, coz i have seen only alicia's match point vs elena d?

azza
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Grosjean Def Arthurs 7-6(2) 6-3
Molik Def Srebotnik 7-5 6-4
Pratt Def Garbin 1-6 7-6(5) 6-2

Arthurs/Woodbridge down 6-7 3-5 :eek: :retard:

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:28 PM
wohoo just heard on radio that pratty won nice fightback, henin will be very tough though! hopefully it's stinking hot when they have to play!

now alicia its your turn sweep srebotnik off the court and then team up with renae to demolish your opponents in the doubles

also good luck wayne, tough match! but if he serves well and can hit a few returns u never now, good luck in doubles with todd too!

have they showed any tennis yet, coz i have seen only alicia'####### point vs elena d?

No they havent shown as much as i thought . . well atleast in the hours when i have been wathcing ??

broncosven
Aug 17th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Grosjean Def Arthurs 7-6(2) 6-3
Molik Def Srebotnik 7-5 6-4
Pratt Def Garbin 1-6 7-6(5) 6-2



Poor Wayne

BUT NICOLE AND ALICIA !!!! :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce:

Mr_Molik
Aug 18th, 2004, 01:22 AM
great fight as usual nicole :worship:

Mr_Molik
Aug 18th, 2004, 01:24 AM
alicia has a great draw to make the semis and maybe even win a medal :D

broncosven
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:44 AM
well Raymond for Alicia and Justine for Nicole !!

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Poor Nicole :o

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Molik Def Raymond 64 64 :bowdown:

Pratty down 1-4 :sad:

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:05 PM
1-6

Lets hope for 1-6 7-6 6-4 :lol: :p

broncosven
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:20 PM
(4) Molik/Stubbs (AUS) d. Castano/Zuluaga (COL) 64 62

Alicia is on fire !!!

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:35 PM
As Most Know Pratty Lost :ras:

broncosven
Aug 18th, 2004, 10:55 PM
Yeah . . . thats ok she tried !!

CMON MOLIK !!!! ITS ALL UP TO YOU KNOW !!

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:08 AM
cmon alicia

broncosven
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:14 AM
She gotta win a medal !!

Only Sugy and Mauresmo stand in her way


LETS GO AUSSIE !!!!!

broncosven
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Singles - Quarterfinals

Alicia Molik (AUS) d. (8) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 63 64

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(8) Li/Sun (CHN) d. (4) Molik/Stubbs (AUS) 63 62


SO Molik is our last medal chance CMON Alicia u have two bites at the cherry !!!

ozfan44
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:17 AM
cant believe they lost that doubles match?

anyway good luck tonight vs amelie
plz beat her again

maybe if we are lucky seven might show some of it!

broncosven
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:56 AM
Cmon SEVEN !!

PLZ !!!

btw - is it just me or has the coverage been really average and way to many add breaks ?

broncosven
Aug 21st, 2004, 03:00 AM
As many of you know Alicia lost to Amile and Will now play Myskina in the 3rd place play off match

Good Luck !!

Mr_Molik
Aug 21st, 2004, 12:52 PM
Cmon SEVEN !!

PLZ !!!

btw - is it just me or has the coverage been really average and way to many add breaks ?
yes the coverage sucks :mad:

Mr_Molik
Aug 21st, 2004, 12:53 PM
cmon alicia tongiht!!

broncosven
Aug 21st, 2004, 08:51 PM
Know as many of u Know Alicia won the BRONZE !!!

azza
Aug 21st, 2004, 09:04 PM
:banana:

Mr_Molik
Aug 22nd, 2004, 04:18 AM
:banana:

broncosven
Aug 23rd, 2004, 04:43 AM
Oh well

thats all folks !!