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Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:47 AM
Xavier Malisse leads Rovas 1*-0 :bounce:

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:50 AM
3*-0 :bounce:

Xavier is cruising!

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:52 AM
no wonder...who knows this Rovas??? lol

GO XAVIER!!!!!!!!!! Double bagel pls :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:55 AM
Just hope he doesnt do what he did in his last match :eek: :eek:

Nikos Rovas is only ranked #759

X-Man should clean him up in 90 mins or less

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:56 AM
5*-0 :bounce

OMG don't jinx him TBE! :p

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 11:59 AM
6-0* :bounce:

Woohooo keep going Xavier!

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:02 PM
6-0 0*-1

First game for Rovas

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:08 PM
GO XAVIER!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:08 PM
6-0 1*-2

C'mon Xavier! :D

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:17 PM
6-0 3-3* :bounce:

Break him now!

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:21 PM
come on Xavier!!! Finish this :bounce:

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:22 PM
6-0 3*-4

Damn! Rovas is playing better now. Don't let it slip away Xavier!

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:25 PM
6-0 4-4* :bounce:

Xavier saved 3 breakpoints in that game.

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:25 PM
I'll just switch my tv on and watch myself ;)

ALLEZ XAVIER!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:33 PM
oops ....

come on Xavier, time to step it up.

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:34 PM
6-0 5-5*

C'mon Xavier! BREAK!!!!

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 12:56 PM
Xavier leads 6-0 7-6 1-0* :bounce:

veryborednow
Apr 5th, 2002, 01:03 PM
well ... this isn't at all predictable. ... hmm

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 01:05 PM
6-0 7-6 4*-0

WOOHOOO! :bounce:

arn
Apr 5th, 2002, 01:14 PM
Well done Xavier :) :) :)

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 01:28 PM
Xavier won 6-0 7-6 6-0!! :bounce:

What a weird score though.

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 01:54 PM
Rovas played really well in the second set..and Xavier was a lil irritated. But last set he served well and won easily.
It was so funny seeing Xavier smile on each point he made/ruined at the end..he was just having fun..lol

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:29 PM
Olivier wins the first set in tie-break :D 7-6 :D

TS
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:42 PM
Poor Rovas :o

Is Vasili Mazarakis playing? He is OK....but still....poor Greece :( :o

TS
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:44 PM
Actually Vasili is not playing (dont know why...he is the highest ranked)...they have Kon Economides....he will lose badly. Very unfit.

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:48 PM
Olivier leads 7-6(4) 3*-2

Economidis (love that name :D) has a huge serve though. He has already around 30 aces. :o

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Economides does have a great serve :o
But Olivier is much better in rallies...

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Josh
Olivier leads 7-6(4) 3*-2

Economidis (love that name :D) has a huge serve though. He has already around 30 aces. :o

don't post at the same time :p lol

He has a real cannon in that arm, that's for sure.

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:52 PM
Pff you were 1 minute late mister! :p

7-6(4) 4-2*

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:58 PM
7-6(4) 5-3*

Allez Olivier! :bounce:

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 02:58 PM
I know..I'm slow today :o ;)

GO OLIVIER!!!!!! He can easily beat this guy..just let the aces pass..and take the other opportunities.

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 03:01 PM
7-6(4) 6-3 0*-0

Woohooo, one more set Olivier! :D

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 03:01 PM
6-3 !!!!!!!!

Olivier leads 7-6 6-3

Justinator
Apr 5th, 2002, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Iva's #1 Fan
Actually Vasili is not playing (dont know why...he is the highest ranked)...they have Kon Economides....he will lose badly. Very unfit.

They mentioned on Belgian television that Vasili is injured



GO BELGIUM!!! :bounce:

:eek: @Economides' serve

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 04:00 PM
Olivier won fairly easy despite the big serve of Economidis : 7-6(4) 6-3 6-1. :bounce:

One more match team! :D

TS
Apr 5th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Thanx Sofie :) Poor Vasili :(

Guys did Kon look out of shape? Cos when I saw him in Melbourne he was really unfit :o
BTW, he is a really nice guy :)

per4ever
Apr 5th, 2002, 05:06 PM
Well we don't know how he looks when he's in shape huh.. but he looked fairly good to me..may be a lil too heavy.

Josh
Apr 5th, 2002, 06:08 PM
Economidis (can't get enough of that name :D) looked fine but he was too inconsistent in the rallies to threaten Olivier.

BelgianGirl
Apr 5th, 2002, 09:28 PM
Congrats to Xavier and Olivier! :bounce:
You're right per4ever, it was really amusing to see Xavier having so much fun in that last set and during Olivier's match! :)
(btw did anyone else see Xavier put on someone's glasses during Olivier's match? He looked so cute with those! :drool: )

I always kinda wondered what it exactly was that made me like Olivier just that bit better than his brother, but when the commentators compared the two of them they were just so right: he's just that bit more playful, seems to have more fun, a more creative game, it all looks a bit nicer and... he has that special look in his eyes and a cute smile! :)
(But I like Christophe too)

Good luck to Gilles/Tom tomorrow! I hope Gilles ca win his first (as far as I know) Daviscupmatch! When he had some good results on grass last year he really seemed a funny guy in his interview, it would be good for him to get some experience here!

~|Naomi|~
Apr 6th, 2002, 12:35 AM
Congrats to both Xavier and Olivier and good luck for the rest of the tie
:bounce:

2ace2
Apr 6th, 2002, 08:41 AM
Well done, Xavier and Olivier!
:D

Brαm
Apr 6th, 2002, 09:25 AM
I was out yesterday so I missed both matches... I'm really looking forward to see Economidis' huge serve! I read that he could hit his 2nd serve at more than 190km/h :eek::eek::eek:

arn
Apr 6th, 2002, 10:07 AM
indeed, it was very funny! Sometimes a first serve at 160 and a second at 195!!! Very strange! But also effective. He didn't hit much double faults. Ande sometimes serves played cross with a lot of effect on it, he hit at over 180!

But the guy can't hit a ball in the court! He only has his serve. Once the return of Olli fell inside the court, you could be sure the point was his

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 01:27 PM
Greece leads in doubles 7-6(4) 5-4*

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 01:48 PM
Belgium - Greece 6-7 7-6 0-0*

arn
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:05 PM
pff, als da hier zo verder gaat, wordt het 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-7 en 6-7! of zoiets, dan zouden we nu na meer dan 2 uur wedstrijd nog maar in de helft zitten!

per4ever
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:06 PM
dat is het ongelofelijk toffe aan zo'n matchen ;)

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:08 PM
6-7 7-6 3*-5 :mad:

C'mon guys!

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:15 PM
6-7 7-6 5*-5 :bounce:

Take the 2nd set now!

per4ever
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:27 PM
COME ON BELGIUM!!!!!!!!! KICK THOSE GREEKS' ASSES!!!!! :D

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:27 PM
Belgium leads 6-7 7-6 7-6 0-0* :bounce:

No more tiebreak now guys, finish it off quickly! ;)

per4ever
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:30 PM
great :D keep going guys :D

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:39 PM
Belgium leads 6-7 7-6 7-6 2*-1 :bounce:

Woohooo, keep your serve now guys! :D

Josh
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:56 PM
Elseneer/Vanhoudt def. Economidis/Vasiliadas 6-7 7-6 7-6 6-4 :bounce:

BELGIUM def. Greece 3-0 :bounce:

arn
Apr 6th, 2002, 02:59 PM
Wel done Tom en Gilles!!!!

:) :) :)

BelgianGirl
Apr 6th, 2002, 03:59 PM
Well done, Gilles and Tom!!:D
It's good to know we still have an alternative if one of the players is injured! Gilles played a great match!

Congrats to the whole team for qualifying for a barrage in September!
Let's hope for a good draw than, this team deserves to be in the worldgroup!
Go Belgium !!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nina_rus
Apr 6th, 2002, 04:50 PM
the Belgian doubles team in action:
http://www.sports.com/tennis/pictures/MDF75870.jpg

http://www.sports.com/tennis/pictures/MDF75855.jpg

http://www.sports.com/tennis/pictures/MDF75858.jpg

Brαm
Apr 6th, 2002, 05:21 PM
Thx Nina!! :)

Quite a boring match though :yawn:

Justinator
Apr 6th, 2002, 05:32 PM
Congrats Belgium! :bounce: :bounce:

And thanks for the pictures, Nina! :)

gentenaire
Apr 6th, 2002, 06:43 PM
wow, that second picture is great!! Thanks Nina!

Josh
Apr 7th, 2002, 01:42 PM
Elseneer def. Vasiliadis 6-2 6-2 :bounce:

BELGIUM - Greece 4-0 :bounce:

Brαm
Apr 7th, 2002, 01:47 PM
Yay! :)

Who will play the 5th match?

Malisse or Rochus vs. Economidis or Rovas :confused:

Josh
Apr 7th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Last match : Olivier Rochus vs. Rovas

TS
Apr 7th, 2002, 02:17 PM
Poor Greece :o But it was expected.

Good effort in the doubles boys ;) And congrats Belgium :)

p.s - I hope you guys dont mind my cheering for the Greeks in here...they need some support ;) :o

TS
Apr 7th, 2002, 02:21 PM
BTW in case anyone is interested (which I doubt ;)) Tasos Vasiliades was born and raised in Australia and used to play for Aus. He changed citizenship to his parents native Greece some years ago when he felt tennis australis wasnt supporting him enough...he never was gonna be a great player anyway :o

Josh
Apr 7th, 2002, 03:14 PM
The commentators told that story about Vasiliadis, Terry. They even said that he told them that his English is better than his Greek. lol

Rochus leads Rovas 7-5 3*-2 :bounce:

Josh
Apr 7th, 2002, 03:17 PM
BTW it's amazing how all those Greek players (Sampras, Philippousis, Economidis, Vasiliadis, Rovas,...) have that cannon serve :eek:.

Josh
Apr 7th, 2002, 03:30 PM
Olivier Rochus def. Nikos Rovas 7-5 6-3 :bounce:

BELGIUM def. Greece 5-0 :bounce:

Well done team! :)

TS
Apr 7th, 2002, 03:41 PM
Oh ok, thanx Josh ;)

Eleni has a big serve too! ;) Must be something in our blood :angel:

What a route :o:..congrats team Belgium :) Way too good for us :sad:

2ace2
Apr 7th, 2002, 05:02 PM
Congrats to the Belgians!
Good fight by the Greek, especially in doubles!
:D

Justinator
Apr 7th, 2002, 05:48 PM
Well done Belgian team! Congrats!!!! :bounce:

BelgianGirl
Apr 7th, 2002, 06:46 PM
Congrats Xavier, Olivier, Gilles, Tom and Steven Martens! :bounce: :bounce:
Gilles really seemed to enjoy himself today! :D

And now fingers crossed for a good draw for the barrage wednesday!

arn
Apr 7th, 2002, 10:27 PM
Well done Belgium!!! Congrats to the whole team! :)