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iainmac
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:23 AM
Hi there to all on BFTP. Its me and Im back on my fave spot on the web, BFTP!!!!Been really busy with work related issues and apart from that I have been travelling about a lot and watching and playing loads of tennis. And flirting with assorted hairy bears when I get the chance. I want to thank everyone who has sent me posts to see how I have been. That was so appreciated. Let the fun begin, those who know me of old can now expect 5 million posts per week.
Glad to be back and to be back to wind some of you up!!!
I will post some holiday snaps for those who want to see them from my travels since January.;););)

chrissiefan
Apr 13th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Hi there to all on BFTP. Its me and Im back on my fave spot on the web, BFTP!!!!Been really busy with work related issues and apart from that I have been travelling about a lot and watching and playing loads of tennis. And flirting with assorted hairy bears when I get the chance. I want to thank everyone who has sent me posts to see how I have been. That was so appreciated. Let the fun begin, those who know me of old can now expect 5 million posts per week.
Glad to be back and to be back to wind some of you up!!!
I will post some holiday snaps for those who want to see them from my travels since January.;););)

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've missed you, where have you been? Although from the sounds of your post, where-ever it was you have been having a great time! I must admit I was concerned, and so were alot of your pals! I would come over and smack you on the bottom, with a blunt object, but knowing you, you, would probably enjoy that! Glad to see you are back!:hearts::hearts:

iainmac
Apr 13th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've missed you, where have you been? Although from the sounds of your post, where-ever it was you have been having a great time! I must admit I was concerned, and so were alot of your pals! I would come over and smack you on the bottom, with a blunt object, but knowing you, you, would probably enjoy that! Glad to see you are back!:hearts::hearts:

Sue:wavey::kiss:A blunt object sounds good but you know I do prefer straps!!:lol::lol:. I have been very well actually, lost some weight, looking better etc. Just that I had been so busy doing research for work I kind of fell away from BFTP. I guess it was because I knew that if I came on here I wouldnt do my research as I should!!!! And I still have a heavy work load in the hospital. We were in Rotterdam for the tennis lately and as well as looking the way I like old Bones himself- Davydenko- is a great player to watch. Been down in London a few times and I have to say dont listen to the critics re Love Never Dies- it is fantastic, dare I say more enjoyable than Phantom??:hearts::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 13th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Sue:wavey::kiss:A blunt object sounds good but you know I do prefer straps!!:lol::lol:. I have been very well actually, lost some weight, looking better etc. Just that I had been so busy doing research for work I kind of fell away from BFTP. I guess it was because I knew that if I came on here I wouldnt do my research as I should!!!! And I still have a heavy work load in the hospital. We were in Rotterdam for the tennis lately and as well as looking the way I like old Bones himself- Davydenko- is a great player to watch. Been down in London a few times and I have to say dont listen to the critics re Love Never Dies- it is fantastic, dare I say more enjoyable than Phantom??:hearts::hearts:

Macky:kiss::wavey: I hope you haven't lost to much weight, nobody likes a skinny boy! You dissapeared right after Andy lost, you had such high hopes for him, so I knew you would be upset when he lost! Sounds like you were bogged down with research, at the hospital, so it was probably just as well, you gave the forum a miss for awhile, otherwise you would never have got any work done! You might have to help Andy out, sounds like he needs a good shrink, and do you know anything about knee's, because Rafa's seem to be on the bkink again!

I never fancied Phantom, so I'm not such about "Love", I know the Critics, gave it a hard time, but what do they know! It's doing well at the Box Office, and that will be the only thing that concerns ALW. I want to go down to see the MJ Musicial for my birthday, have you seen that Macky, that is meant to be really good.

iainmac
Apr 13th, 2010, 09:32 AM
Macky:kiss::wavey: I hope you haven't lost to much weight, nobody likes a skinny boy! You dissapeared right after Andy lost, you had such high hopes for him, so I knew you would be upset when he lost! Sounds like you were bogged down with research, at the hospital, so it was probably just as well, you gave the forum a miss for awhile, otherwise you would never have got any work done! You might have to help Andy out, sounds like he needs a good shrink, and do you know anything about knee's, because Rafa's seem to be on the bkink again!

I never fancied Phantom, so I'm not such about "Love", I know the Critics, gave it a hard time, but what do they know! It's doing well at the Box Office, and that will be the only thing that concerns ALW. I want to go down to see the MJ Musicial for my birthday, have you seen that Macky, that is meant to be really good.

:wavey::kiss:I havent seen it yet, Love Never Dies is very different from Phantom, I think you would enjoy it. As far as Murray is concerned I am dissapointed that he lost in the Australian Open final but I am also concerned that he may be becoming very readable to other players. That is to say that he is more predictable the longer he has been on the tour and the real power players know now not to get involved with rallying with him but instead blasting him off the court. We shall see, he is in Monaco this week for the Masters but I tell you he will need to be very focused to beat Kholschrieber on a clay court. Hope that Nadal does have a great clay court season, I think he will and to be honest I think Monte Carlo will be a breeze for him Sue. When is your birthday anyway???:kiss::hearts::kiss:

chrissiefan
Apr 13th, 2010, 01:28 PM
:wavey::kiss:I havent seen it yet, Love Never Dies is very different from Phantom, I think you would enjoy it. As far as Murray is concerned I am dissapointed that he lost in the Australian Open final but I am also concerned that he may be becoming very readable to other players. That is to say that he is more predictable the longer he has been on the tour and the real power players know now not to get involved with rallying with him but instead blasting him off the court. We shall see, he is in Monaco this week for the Masters but I tell you he will need to be very focused to beat Kholschrieber on a clay court. Hope that Nadal does have a great clay court season, I think he will and to be honest I think Monte Carlo will be a breeze for him Sue. When is your birthday anyway???:kiss::hearts::kiss:

Macky:wavey::kiss: They say Love solves all the world's problems, and Andy is back with Kim, so say the DM, so maybe things will start to improve for him! I think, he has lost he way, of late, and just seems to be in a bad place, so if he is happy off the court, things might improve on it! I agree about Kholschrieber, thats going to be a tough match, for Andy, and it will be interesting to see, how he plays! Regarding Rafa, if his knee's are bothering him again, I can't see, how playing on clay, will help, but I will just have to wait and see. I'm glad you are back Macky:hearts:

iainmac
Apr 13th, 2010, 03:10 PM
Macky:wavey::kiss: They say Love solves all the world's problems, and Andy is back with Kim, so say the DM, so maybe things will start to improve for him! I think, he has lost he way, of late, and just seems to be in a bad place, so if he is happy off the court, things might improve on it! I agree about Kholschrieber, thats going to be a tough match, for Andy, and it will be interesting to see, how he plays! Regarding Rafa, if his knee's are bothering him again, I can't see, how playing on clay, will help, but I will just have to wait and see. I'm glad you are back Macky:hearts:

And I am glad to be back Sue:wavey::kiss:. Yes it will be tough for Nadal but I have confidence in him. Re Murray I do feel he has to approach the game differently from how he has historically, be more aggressive. And re your earlier post I am still like a chunkier than version of Johan Kriek, I dont think that me and skinny would ever be mentioned in the same breath!!!!:lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

Rollo
Apr 13th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Thank goodness you have returned Sir Iain:bounce:


I've been scarce myself lately (and will be for another couple of weeks), but when I return we'll work on pumping up the Billie Jean King section.

Now go celebrate:)

iainmac
Apr 13th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Thank goodness you have returned Sir Iain:bounce:


I've been scarce myself lately (and will be for another couple of weeks), but when I return we'll work on pumping up the Billie Jean King section.

Now go celebrate:)

Mate:wavey:That is so lovely that you are glad to have me back, it really is. And for sure I am looking forward to working with you on the BJK thread. Trust you are well.:wavey: And what have I to celebrate, the obvious answer being I am back on here again!!!!

Seleção82
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:16 PM
The master is back!! :bounce: :bounce: As suddenly as he had disappeared ... WELLCOME BACK, mate! :) :)

So the forum is saved, and this we celebrate with some proper fireworks :)

http://www.southlima.de/resources/_wsb_486x486_feuerwerk_2.jpeg

http://himmelskindponilofi.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/feuerwerk6.jpg




BUT ... I also have to scold you my friend!




http://eyewitness.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/09/angry-bird1.jpg


The next time you know beforehand that you will leave for a longer time, please tell us early enough. I was indeed a bit worried, and obviously I wasn't the only one here.

But, anyways ... Welcome back! Nice to have you here again! :)

chrissiefan
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:36 PM
And I am glad to be back Sue:wavey::kiss:. Yes it will be tough for Nadal but I have confidence in him. Re Murray I do feel he has to approach the game differently from how he has historically, be more aggressive. And re your earlier post I am still like a chunkier than version of Johan Kriek, I dont think that me and skinny would ever be mentioned in the same breath!!!!:lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

Are you going to post a pic, of the new improved Macky? I'm so glad, you aren't all skin and bones, that would be just YUK! I think we all agree that Andy needs to be more aggressive, but do the people around him, tell him so? I know he can be very stuborn, but if a plan isn't working, it must be time to change it. I really hope Rafa is going to play well on the clay, and stay injury free, I would be so upset, if he has to miss another Wimbledon:sad:

chrissiefan
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:41 PM
I love the pics, that have been posted. Great colours in the fireworks! I really like the picture of the fat old bird, I do hope that wasn't meant to be me! lol!

iainmac
Apr 14th, 2010, 05:53 AM
The master is back!! :bounce: :bounce: As suddenly as he had disappeared ... WELLCOME BACK, mate! :) :)

So the forum is saved, and this we celebrate with some proper fireworks :)

http://www.southlima.de/resources/_wsb_486x486_feuerwerk_2.jpeg

http://himmelskindponilofi.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/feuerwerk6.jpg




BUT ... I also have to scold you my friend!




http://eyewitness.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/09/angry-bird1.jpg


The next time you know beforehand that you will leave for a longer time, please tell us early enough. I was indeed a bit worried, and obviously I wasn't the only one here.

But, anyways ... Welcome back! Nice to have you here again! :)

Man you are cool.:worship::worship:Thanks for that and if your ever in Scotland give me a shout- as long as you can handle lots of whisky and late nights!!:lol::lol:And I wont dissapear again without warning, I promise!!!!!

iainmac
Apr 14th, 2010, 05:57 AM
Are you going to post a pic, of the new improved Macky? I'm so glad, you aren't all skin and bones, that would be just YUK! I think we all agree that Andy needs to be more aggressive, but do the people around him, tell him so? I know he can be very stuborn, but if a plan isn't working, it must be time to change it. I really hope Rafa is going to play well on the clay, and stay injury free, I would be so upset, if he has to miss another Wimbledon:sad:

Hi Sue:wavey::kiss::hearts:I will insert a new image on my page of me relaxing in Las Vegas!!!!Skin and bones, yuk although I do quite like the Davydenko look, or could that just be his bald head???:lol::lol:Well Nadal will be on court today so we will see how he does, his first round match dosent look too tough. Unlike Murray with Kohlschreiber. I hope he copes but it will be a tough one. Murray needs someone like Gilbert to be honest.

iainmac
Apr 14th, 2010, 05:59 AM
I love the pics, that have been posted. Great colours in the fireworks! I really like the picture of the fat old bird, I do hope that wasn't meant to be me! lol!

Sue:wavey::kiss:Maybe that cheeky Selecao :kiss:;)was infering that it was me, what with me going on about loosing weight etc. Mind you I remain VERY chunky so I resemble that bird!!!!!:lol::lol::lol:

chrissiefan
Apr 14th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Hi Sue:wavey::kiss::hearts:I will insert a new image on my page of me relaxing in Las Vegas!!!!Skin and bones, yuk although I do quite like the Davydenko look, or could that just be his bald head???:lol::lol:Well Nadal will be on court today so we will see how he does, his first round match dosent look too tough. Unlike Murray with Kohlschreiber. I hope he copes but it will be a tough one. Murray needs someone like Gilbert to be honest.

Morning Macky:wavey::hearts:You went to Las Vegas!! Wow! I've always wondered about that place, I picture it, as an upmarket Blackpool, but that is probably wrong! Did you win big, I must admit I'm not much of a gambler, I always have a flutter on the GN though, as usual my horses are still running!:) I like Davy as a person, but looks wise it's a big no-no! I think I might miss Rafa's match, as Im off to see "Nanny Mcphee" today, Emma is driving so here's hoping we get there and back in one piece!:help: I must admit I'm looking forward to Andy's match, if he were to win a tough 3 setter, it would do wonders for his confidence.

iainmac
Apr 14th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Morning Macky:wavey::hearts:You went to Las Vegas!! Wow! I've always wondered about that place, I picture it, as an upmarket Blackpool, but that is probably wrong! Did you win big, I must admit I'm not much of a gambler, I always have a flutter on the GN though, as usual my horses are still running!:) I like Davy as a person, but looks wise it's a big no-no! I think I might miss Rafa's match, as Im off to see "Nanny Mcphee" today, Emma is driving so here's hoping we get there and back in one piece!:help: I must admit I'm looking forward to Andy's match, if he were to win a tough 3 setter, it would do wonders for his confidence.

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:No we went to Vegas more to see it than to gamble. It is actually very interesting culture and the surrounding area with the Grand Canyon amazing. I will post a few pictures, got one on my profile page of me in the bath, cool bath with jacuzzi, wine dispenser and tv all there!!!!You will have to enlarge the image as my usual computer incompetence has left it very small. Nanny McPhee dosent appeal to me so much. Watched Damned United last night a great film about Brian Cloughs brief time at Leeds United.:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 14th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:No we went to Vegas more to see it than to gamble. It is actually very interesting culture and the surrounding area with the Grand Canyon amazing. I will post a few pictures, got one on my profile page of me in the bath, cool bath with jacuzzi, wine dispenser and tv all there!!!!You will have to enlarge the image as my usual computer incompetence has left it very small. Nanny McPhee dosent appeal to me so much. Watched Damned United last night a great film about Brian Cloughs brief time at Leeds United.:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: That has to be the smallest Pic, I have ever seen! I can just about see you! The bath looks very posh! Nanny McPhee, was a fantastic film, we all really enjoyed it! I wish I had known about the Brian Clough film, we would have watched that! He certainly was an interesting fella!

Just caught up with the tennis results, it seems Rafa just strolled through, but things will get tougher from now on. Your concerns for Andy proved right I'm afraid Macky. I didn't see the match, so I don't know if it was as bad as it sounds:sad:

Seleção82
Apr 14th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Man you are cool.:worship::worship:Thanks for that and if your ever in Scotland give me a shout- as long as you can handle lots of whisky and late nights!!:lol::lol:And I wont dissapear again without warning, I promise!!!!!

:wavey: Thanks, mate! :)

I will definately let you know if I ever come to Scotland. :)

iainmac
Apr 16th, 2010, 10:16 AM
:hearts:Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: That has to be the smallest Pic, I have ever seen! I can just about see you! The bath looks very posh! Nanny McPhee, was a fantastic film, we all really enjoyed it! I wish I had known about the Brian Clough film, we would have watched that! He certainly was an interesting fella!

Just caught up with the tennis results, it seems Rafa just strolled through, but things will get tougher from now on. Your concerns for Andy proved right I'm afraid Macky. I didn't see the match, so I don't know if it was as bad as it sounds:sad:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:So glad that you enjoyed the film and that your man Nadal is really cruising in Monaco. Re Murray I am afraid that I have a very uneasy feeling. I have often said that he reminds me of Barker, in that he matured very early for a British player. Usually our greats dont peak until their late twenties or early thirties. But we all know that she never got any better after she was 21. I so hope Murray hasnt peaked but I actually think he has. And I do hold to the thesis that people know how to beat him and adapt their games accordingly now.:kiss:

iainmac
Apr 16th, 2010, 10:16 AM
:wavey: Thanks, mate! :)

I will definately let you know if I ever come to Scotland. :)

Make sure you do fella.:wavey::):):):):):)

chrissiefan
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:10 PM
:hearts:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:So glad that you enjoyed the film and that your man Nadal is really cruising in Monaco. Re Murray I am afraid that I have a very uneasy feeling. I have often said that he reminds me of Barker, in that he matured very early for a British player. Usually our greats dont peak until their late twenties or early thirties. But we all know that she never got any better after she was 21. I so hope Murray hasnt peaked but I actually think he has. And I do hold to the thesis that people know how to beat him and adapt their games accordingly now.:kiss:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I'm not sure I agree about Andy! I think his confidence took a huge knock, after the beating he took against Roger, and since then he's let every little thing get to him. It's like he's looking for reasons not to play, he looks like he rather be anywhere than on tennis court. Maybe he should just walk away for a few weeks, and get his head right? As for Rafa, he was playing well, but the weather and JC, are giving him a hard time at the moment!

iainmac
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I'm not sure I agree about Andy! I think his confidence took a huge knock, after the beating he took against Roger, and since then he's let every little thing get to him. It's like he's looking for reasons not to play, he looks like he rather be anywhere than on tennis court. Maybe he should just walk away for a few weeks, and get his head right? As for Rafa, he was playing well, but the weather and JC, are giving him a hard time at the moment!

Sue:wavey::kiss:I kind of missed out on the start of the Nadal and Ferrero match. Fit is the score? Neils mum here and we have been out for a walk and then had lunch. When we turned the TV on it was replays from last years final. Re Murray, you could be right. A break may do him the world of good. Although it is a dodgy time of the year to be dropping points. He will already drop to 5 in the world after this week. Lets hope the grass inspires him come June, although I think he will be very vulnerable to big hitters.

chrissiefan
Apr 16th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I kind of missed out on the start of the Nadal and Ferrero match. Fit is the score? Neils mum here and we have been out for a walk and then had lunch. When we turned the TV on it was replays from last years final. Re Murray, you could be right. A break may do him the world of good. Although it is a dodgy time of the year to be dropping points. He will already drop to 5 in the world after this week. Lets hope the grass inspires him come June, although I think he will be very vulnerable to big hitters.

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:It's good to have a family day, hope you are having fun. Rafa started like a train, won the first 2 games, then the bad weather hit, when they went off it was 3-3! When I turned it back on, Rafa was 5-1 up second set, after, already winning the first set. He didn't look as good today, but JC, is a far better player, than the guy's he played in the first 2 rounds. As for Andy, I think it's better to walk away for a few weeks, and sort his head out. At the moment he isn't winning any friends, on or off the court:(

Love to the family Macky:hearts:

iainmac
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:It's good to have a family day, hope you are having fun. Rafa started like a train, won the first 2 games, then the bad weather hit, when they went off it was 3-3! When I turned it back on, Rafa was 5-1 up second set, after, already winning the first set. He didn't look as good today, but JC, is a far better player, than the guy's he played in the first 2 rounds. As for Andy, I think it's better to walk away for a few weeks, and sort his head out. At the moment he isn't winning any friends, on or off the court:(

Love to the family Macky:hearts:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Nadal was overwhelmingly good against Ferrero, a player I really admire. Not because he is gay or anything but the style and dignity he brings to the game. I was really impressed by Rafa, although Dijokivic is playing really well too. I know Murray was booed off the court in Monaco but lets say that would have something to do with him being British in front of a predominantly French crowd. I think it was pretty ignorant for a bunch of tax dodgers to boo someone who really is struggling to cope at the moment. But thats the nature of dishonest sociteies that exist in havens like Monaco.
Went to see The Sound Of Music with Connie Fisher last night at the theatre here. Lets say it was a rather poor and not convincing show. Still nice meal and drinks before so I enjoyed it anyway!!!!!:kiss::kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Nadal was overwhelmingly good against Ferrero, a player I really admire. Not because he is gay or anything but the style and dignity he brings to the game. I was really impressed by Rafa, although Dijokivic is playing really well too. I know Murray was booed off the court in Monaco but lets say that would have something to do with him being British in front of a predominantly French crowd. I think it was pretty ignorant for a bunch of tax dodgers to boo someone who really is struggling to cope at the moment. But thats the nature of dishonest sociteies that exist in havens like Monaco.
Went to see The Sound Of Music with Connie Fisher last night at the theatre here. Lets say it was a rather poor and not convincing show. Still nice meal and drinks before so I enjoyed it anyway!!!!!:kiss::kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: It's lovely here today, hope the sun is shinning on you too! Did I read that right? Ferrero is gay, I didn't know that!! I only saw the last couple of games, so I got the feeling, from what the guys were saying, that Rafa hadn't played that well, but maybe I got that wrong. I know he's made the final, but I missed that because it was the Manchester Derby, to make matter worse, Utd, scored a late winner:( I think Andy was booed off court, because he gave the impression, that he wasn't tring and didn't want to be there! I agree it is bad manners, just proves money can't buy class!
I saw Connie Fisher, when she was in the Sound Of Music, in the West End, and I must admit I was very dissapointed. Which was a shame, still had a great night out though!:kiss:

iainmac
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:18 AM
Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: It's lovely here today, hope the sun is shinning on you too! Did I read that right? Ferrero is gay, I didn't know that!! I only saw the last couple of games, so I got the feeling, from what the guys were saying, that Rafa hadn't played that well, but maybe I got that wrong. I know he's made the final, but I missed that because it was the Manchester Derby, to make matter worse, Utd, scored a late winner:( I think Andy was booed off court, because he gave the impression, that he wasn't tring and didn't want to be there! I agree it is bad manners, just proves money can't buy class!
I saw Connie Fisher, when she was in the Sound Of Music, in the West End, and I must admit I was very dissapointed. Which was a shame, still had a great night out though!:kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:. I must say I did enjoy Fisher when we saw her in London in the SOM. But here she was pretty week.Money cant buy you class, never a truer word was said. Lets hope he can do better in Rome and Madrid but Murray is struggling. As for Nadal what a performance in that final.OK Verdasco is not the greatest clay court player in the world but he is better than most top 20 players on it. I cant believe at that level that he only got one game. Says a lot for Rafa. Re Ferrero, it seems to be pretty much an open secret in Europe that he is but I am basing that on what a lot of people have told me. The man might not be. Whatever it is up to him, It has actually turned really cold here, and I mean cold. Snow would you believe yesterday? And only the week before we were sitting outside in shorts having a meal?????:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 20th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:. I must say I did enjoy Fisher when we saw her in London in the SOM. But here she was pretty week.Money cant buy you class, never a truer word was said. Lets hope he can do better in Rome and Madrid but Murray is struggling. As for Nadal what a performance in that final.OK Verdasco is not the greatest clay court player in the world but he is better than most top 20 players on it. I cant believe at that level that he only got one game. Says a lot for Rafa. Re Ferrero, it seems to be pretty much an open secret in Europe that he is but I am basing that on what a lot of people have told me. The man might not be. Whatever it is up to him, It has actually turned really cold here, and I mean cold. Snow would you believe yesterday? And only the week before we were sitting outside in shorts having a meal?????:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Snow!! The sun is still shinning here, although yesterday it did turn quite cold again! But that is the British weather for you! Rafa was brilliant wasn't he!:) I was so pleased after the year he has had, and he looked so chuffed, even Uncle Tony was smiling! But now he has pulled out of one of his favourite tournaments with knee pain, which is a huge worry:sad: It's like one huge step forward, and 5 steps back! I like Ferrero, and what he is or isn't, is up to him, who cares anyway, great tennis player, nice guy,and that's good enough for me!:kiss::kiss:

iainmac
Apr 20th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Snow!! The sun is still shinning here, although yesterday it did turn quite cold again! But that is the British weather for you! Rafa was brilliant wasn't he!:) I was so pleased after the year he has had, and he looked so chuffed, even Uncle Tony was smiling! But now he has pulled out of one of his favourite tournaments with knee pain, which is a huge worry:sad: It's like one huge step forward, and 5 steps back! I like Ferrero, and what he is or isn't, is up to him, who cares anyway, great tennis player, nice guy,and that's good enough for me!:kiss::kiss:

Hi Sue:wavey::kiss:It is really freezing here this morning.Full blast on the radiators it is so damn cold. Mind you I am glad we are not globe trotting just now with this Icelandic ash thing. God what a nightmare. So Rafa has pulled out of Barcelona? Mind you he might just be being sensible and not overplaying this season????:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Hi Sue:wavey::kiss:It is really freezing here this morning.Full blast on the radiators it is so damn cold. Mind you I am glad we are not globe trotting just now with this Icelandic ash thing. God what a nightmare. So Rafa has pulled out of Barcelona? Mind you he might just be being sensible and not overplaying this season????:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey: That's what I'm telling myself, re Rafa, but I'm not convinced. Barcelona, is his home tournamnent, and he never,never misses it! Part of me says, at last he is being sensible, and listening to his body, the other half of me, is all doom and gloom:( But I guess we will have to wait and see! You had to used the heating this morning, it must be cold then! Martyn still hasn't recovered since we received out Winter heating bills!! I had to bring him around with smelling salts, after he had read them:devil:

It's been all drama in our house for the last 2 weeks! Emma had convinced herself she had failed a big exam at college, and that the world was about to come to an end! Only to find out that she had passed after all!! Kids Macky, who would have them!!:):kiss:

iainmac
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:28 AM
Hi Macky:wavey: That's what I'm telling myself, re Rafa, but I'm not convinced. Barcelona, is his home tournamnent, and he never,never misses it! Part of me says, at last he is being sensible, and listening to his body, the other half of me, is all doom and gloom:( But I guess we will have to wait and see! You had to used the heating this morning, it must be cold then! Martyn still hasn't recovered since we received out Winter heating bills!! I had to bring him around with smelling salts, after he had read them:devil:

It's been all drama in our house for the last 2 weeks! Emma had convinced herself she had failed a big exam at college, and that the world was about to come to an end! Only to find out that she had passed after all!! Kids Macky, who would have them!!:):kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:That does seem like dramas in your household. I remember what it is like though- all the worry about exams etc can be horrible. As for the heating bills, we are kind of immune to it up here. It kind of goes with the territory!!!Great news for me is that we are taking a week off during the first week of Wimbledon and heading down. Including a stay in Brighton along the way. The gay mecca of the south!!!!:lol::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Sue:wavey::kiss:That does seem like dramas in your household. I remember what it is like though- all the worry about exams etc can be horrible. As for the heating bills, we are kind of immune to it up here. It kind of goes with the territory!!!Great news for me is that we are taking a week off during the first week of Wimbledon and heading down. Including a stay in Brighton along the way. The gay mecca of the south!!!!:lol::kiss::hearts:

Macky:kiss::hearts: I've heard all about Brighton Macky:devil: You stay off those beaches:devil: I do so hope Rafa makes Wimbledon this year. I was so dissapointed when he couldn't defend his title last year, and it just wasn't the same without him. Will you be wearing a "I love Sue T-Shirt Macky, at Wimbledon, that should get you on the TV!:):kiss:

Emma had convinced herself, that she was about to be thrown off her course, even though she is in the top 3 in her class, and has sailed through every other exam! Nothing I said, seemed to make any difference! You would think by now, she would know that Mummy, is always right:devil::devil:

iainmac
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:54 AM
Macky:kiss::hearts: I've heard all about Brighton Macky:devil: You stay off those beaches:devil: I do so hope Rafa makes Wimbledon this year. I was so dissapointed when he couldn't defend his title last year, and it just wasn't the same without him. Will you be wearing a "I love Sue T-Shirt Macky, at Wimbledon, that should get you on the TV!:):kiss:

Emma had convinced herself, that she was about to be thrown off her course, even though she is in the top 3 in her class, and has sailed through every other exam! Nothing I said, seemed to make any difference! You would think by now, she would know that Mummy, is always right:devil::devil:

Sue:wavey::kiss:The sad thing at that age is that you never listen to your parents fully.Its not until much later that you realise how sensible all the advice really was. Still she sounds very much like a girl with standards and ability so that is great. I know it didnt seem the same at Wimbledon without Rafa last year. How wonderful that final of 2008 was, I can still remember going in to a pub in Greenwhich for a bottle of wine at 2pm and still being there at nearly nine. With a few new friends and a very sore head into the bargain!!!!!I honestly think he is just being cautious not playing Barcelona. If it had been a Masters event I think he would have competed.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 20th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:The sad thing at that age is that you never listen to your parents fully.Its not until much later that you realise how sensible all the advice really was. Still she sounds very much like a girl with standards and ability so that is great. I know it didnt seem the same at Wimbledon without Rafa last year. How wonderful that final of 2008 was, I can still remember going in to a pub in Greenwhich for a bottle of wine at 2pm and still being there at nearly nine. With a few new friends and a very sore head into the bargain!!!!!I honestly think he is just being cautious not playing Barcelona. If it had been a Masters event I think he would have competed.:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: I hope you are right about Rafa, there is a press conference today, so I might find out more then! What an epic final the 2008 one was, I was so sad for him last year, that he didn't get to walk out as defending Champion, and he was so dissapointed not to play. As for Emma, she's doing really well, she has another year and a half to go, I am hoping that the time won't be to stressful!:)

iainmac
Apr 20th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Macky:wavey::kiss: I hope you are right about Rafa, there is a press conference today, so I might find out more then! What an epic final the 2008 one was, I was so sad for him last year, that he didn't get to walk out as defending Champion, and he was so dissapointed not to play. As for Emma, she's doing really well, she has another year and a half to go, I am hoping that the time won't be to stressful!:)

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:You know the more she copes with the initial stresses she feels just now, the more she will breeze through later. Have you heard anything then of the Nadal press conference? I gather Murray is in Barcelona as well albeit only to practice and not competing. Maybe Nadal will be saving himself for the Italian Open and Madrid. I guess the most important thing for him at the moment is that he dosent over play early season. You wont believe this but we have had some snow and hailstones this afternoon!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 21st, 2010, 08:17 AM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:You know the more she copes with the initial stresses she feels just now, the more she will breeze through later. Have you heard anything then of the Nadal press conference? I gather Murray is in Barcelona as well albeit only to practice and not competing. Maybe Nadal will be saving himself for the Italian Open and Madrid. I guess the most important thing for him at the moment is that he dosent over play early season. You wont believe this but we have had some snow and hailstones this afternoon!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Morning Macky:kiss::wavey: I hope the weather is better for you today. I think Rafa made the righ decision, for once he is being sensible. He wants to play, but he knows his body(Knee's) needs to rest, he hopes to play Madrid. I think if Rafa is to stay in tennis, he will start to pick and choose his tournaments with care, he can no longer play week in,week out, like he use to!:kiss:

iainmac
Apr 21st, 2010, 04:13 PM
Morning Macky:kiss::wavey: I hope the weather is better for you today. I think Rafa made the righ decision, for once he is being sensible. He wants to play, but he knows his body(Knee's) needs to rest, he hopes to play Madrid. I think if Rafa is to stay in tennis, he will start to pick and choose his tournaments with care, he can no longer play week in,week out, like he use to!:kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Yes the weather is better, bizarrely it is even a little warm today. Not that my work was good, totally crazy. But with Nadal, yes I think he is being sensible and it will be to his benefit for the whole season. I dont know how many times I have watched him post Wimbledon and it is clear that he is exhausted and over tennised. This should ensure that he also has a far fairer crack at winning the US Open and the Masters than has been the case historically!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:38 AM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Yes the weather is better, bizarrely it is even a little warm today. Not that my work was good, totally crazy. But with Nadal, yes I think he is being sensible and it will be to his benefit for the whole season. I dont know how many times I have watched him post Wimbledon and it is clear that he is exhausted and over tennised. This should ensure that he also has a far fairer crack at winning the US Open and the Masters than has been the case historically!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss:Hope you are well:) I doubt Rafa will ever win US Open:sad: however much I want him too. The courts take such a hard toll on his knee's, that he is often in intense pain, plus the couts don't really suit his game. If he can play well in Paris and Wimbledon, I will be happy, I think he really wants to win back his French title, even though the people of Paris don't like him! But maybe they will, now he has lost, although I doubt that:(:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:09 PM
Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss:Hope you are well:) I doubt Rafa will ever win US Open:sad: however much I want him too. The courts take such a hard toll on his knee's, that he is often in intense pain, plus the couts don't really suit his game. If he can play well in Paris and Wimbledon, I will be happy, I think he really wants to win back his French title, even though the people of Paris don't like him! But maybe they will, now he has lost, although I doubt that:(:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont know if I agree re the US Open, I just think he has never been really fit when the event has rolled round. And the crowd at Roland Garros, I never really picked up that they disliked him. I always thought it was more a case that they were desperate for the brilliant all court Federer to win the crown. Well the Barcelona event seems really strange without Nadal. I see that Soderling, Ferrer and Verdasco going strong. I am out tomorrow, cant wait for a few wines!!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

calou
Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:25 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont know if I agree re the US Open, I just think he has never been really fit when the event has rolled round. And the crowd at Roland Garros, I never really picked up that they disliked him. I always thought it was more a case that they were desperate for the brilliant all court Federer to win the crown. Well the Barcelona event seems really strange without Nadal. I see that Soderling, Ferrer and Verdasco going strong. I am out tomorrow, cant wait for a few wines!!!!!!:kiss::hearts:
As a French i can say crowd at Roland Garros is very versatile ,i went in the 80's ( was lucky to see all the greats :Martina ,Chris ,Borg,Connors,Mac etc ) ,they was often for the underdog but changed during the match.I don't think they dislike Rafa but he's the obvious favorite for the title.I hope a full recovery ,he 's such a good player and a nice guy :)

chrissiefan
Apr 23rd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont know if I agree re the US Open, I just think he has never been really fit when the event has rolled round. And the crowd at Roland Garros, I never really picked up that they disliked him. I always thought it was more a case that they were desperate for the brilliant all court Federer to win the crown. Well the Barcelona event seems really strange without Nadal. I see that Soderling, Ferrer and Verdasco going strong. I am out tomorrow, cant wait for a few wines!!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: I must admit I haven't watched any tennis this week, the Sun has been shinning, and us Brits must make the most of it, you never know this might just be Summer!!:) Just had our first Barby of the Summer, most enjoyable, if you are out on the Vino tonight, I dare say you will have a sore head, in the morning!:devil: Hope you have a great evening Macky:kiss::kiss:

chrissiefan
Apr 23rd, 2010, 06:42 PM
As a French i can say crowd at Roland Garros is very versatile ,i went in the 80's ( was lucky to see all the greats :Martina ,Chris ,Borg,Connors,Mac etc ) ,they was often for the underdog but changed during the match.I don't think they dislike Rafa but he's the obvious favorite for the title.I hope a full recovery ,he 's such a good player and a nice guy :)

Hello:wavey: Wow you were so lucky, to see such great players! Maybe you are right, the crowd might just be willing on the underdog, but I got the impression fron Rafa and Uncle Tony, that Rafa wasn't popular in France. Which I found strange, because he is such a lovely guy, and he seems to be very popular everywhere.

iainmac
Apr 25th, 2010, 09:41 AM
As a French i can say crowd at Roland Garros is very versatile ,i went in the 80's ( was lucky to see all the greats :Martina ,Chris ,Borg,Connors,Mac etc ) ,they was often for the underdog but changed during the match.I don't think they dislike Rafa but he's the obvious favorite for the title.I hope a full recovery ,he 's such a good player and a nice guy :)

I agree:)

iainmac
Apr 25th, 2010, 09:42 AM
Hello:wavey: Wow you were so lucky, to see such great players! Maybe you are right, the crowd might just be willing on the underdog, but I got the impression fron Rafa and Uncle Tony, that Rafa wasn't popular in France. Which I found strange, because he is such a lovely guy, and he seems to be very popular everywhere.

And how are you this weekend Sue:wavey::kiss:

chrissiefan
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:21 AM
And how are you this weekend Sue:wavey::kiss:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:I'm very well thank you, how are you! Did you enjoy your Frday night out on the wine! You weren't around yesterday, so I think you did:devil: We've had a lovely week, weather wise, and it gets to Sunday and it's pouring with rain:( I did manage to cath a few games in the tennis yesterday, I hope Nando manages to win a few more games than he did last week-end!:)

iainmac
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:I'm very well thank you, how are you! Did you enjoy your Frday night out on the wine! You weren't around yesterday, so I think you did:devil: We've had a lovely week, weather wise, and it gets to Sunday and it's pouring with rain:( I did manage to cath a few games in the tennis yesterday, I hope Nando manages to win a few more games than he did last week-end!:)

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:I was on call Saturday and ended up really busy so no wine for me on Friday. A little last night. It is a reasonable day today weather wise and as a goodbye to the weekend I am having a few g and ts.A little camp but they do taste good. The Barcelona final is going ok at the present with Verdasco in fine form. We support him all the time after how nice he was to me and Neil when we were with him in the hotel lift in Madrid last year. You will be eagerly awaiting the form of Rafa at the Italian Open I bet. Blanket coverage starting on Sky tomorrow!!!!:):):):kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 25th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:I was on call Saturday and ended up really busy so no wine for me on Friday. A little last night. It is a reasonable day today weather wise and as a goodbye to the weekend I am having a few g and ts.A little camp but they do taste good. The Barcelona final is going ok at the present with Verdasco in fine form. We support him all the time after how nice he was to me and Neil when we were with him in the hotel lift in Madrid last year. You will be eagerly awaiting the form of Rafa at the Italian Open I bet. Blanket coverage starting on Sky tomorrow!!!!:):):):kiss::hearts:

Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I want Nando to win, but I missed the match on the tv, and my internet was down for hours, so I will find out in a moment who won! I didn't know about the coverage on Sky, for the IO, I might watch some of that tomorrow, but I suppose the BIG Guns won't be in action tomorrow! Enjoy the g and ts Macky!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Apr 26th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I want Nando to win, but I missed the match on the tv, and my internet was down for hours, so I will find out in a moment who won! I didn't know about the coverage on Sky, for the IO, I might watch some of that tomorrow, but I suppose the BIG Guns won't be in action tomorrow! Enjoy the g and ts Macky!:kiss::hearts:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I did enjoy them maybe a little too much as I was a little on the fragile side at work this morning!!!:lol::lol:Verdasco played a great match to win I was very impressed as Soderling is so tough now. The Italian has started today although you are right there are no big guns on court today. A few Italians on the Centre Court though, and that should add to the entertainment value. Mind you the crowds are poor, as bad as I have seen them for the early stages in Rome. I am sure that it will pick up when Federer and Rafa appear on the scene!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I did enjoy them maybe a little too much as I was a little on the fragile side at work this morning!!!:lol::lol:Verdasco played a great match to win I was very impressed as Soderling is so tough now. The Italian has started today although you are right there are no big guns on court today. A few Italians on the Centre Court though, and that should add to the entertainment value. Mind you the crowds are poor, as bad as I have seen them for the early stages in Rome. I am sure that it will pick up when Federer and Rafa appear on the scene!!!:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: I only caught a little bit of the tennis, and there was no-one there! It seems such a shame, if ticket sales are bad, why don't they give tickets out, to the local schools, and get the kids in! When do Roger/Rafa play? I think I'm right in saying that they are on the same side of the draw:( so no Roger/Rafa final:sad:

iainmac
Apr 28th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Macky:wavey::kiss: I only caught a little bit of the tennis, and there was no-one there! It seems such a shame, if ticket sales are bad, why don't they give tickets out, to the local schools, and get the kids in! When do Roger/Rafa play? I think I'm right in saying that they are on the same side of the draw:( so no Roger/Rafa final:sad:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well no Rafa Federer final anyway. What a dramatic match between Federer and Gulbis yesterday. Didnt see it live but I really do take my hat of to the Latvian. How he managed to carry on and finish it after losing 7 match points I do not know. I am off today so will catch plenty of Rome and Stuttgart. And I have to say Murrray played superb tennis last night, easily his best looking stuff since the Australian Open. And he at last looked really great on clay. Mind you I am not convinced that he will beat Ferrer at all. Rafa on Central second today against Kohlschreiber.:wavey::):)

chrissiefan
Apr 28th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well no Rafa Federer final anyway. What a dramatic match between Federer and Gulbis yesterday. Didnt see it live but I really do take my hat of to the Latvian. How he managed to carry on and finish it after losing 7 match points I do not know. I am off today so will catch plenty of Rome and Stuttgart. And I have to say Murrray played superb tennis last night, easily his best looking stuff since the Australian Open. And he at last looked really great on clay. Mind you I am not convinced that he will beat Ferrer at all. Rafa on Central second today against Kohlschreiber.:wavey::):)

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: The Fed result was a bit of a shocker! I watched the first set, and it was Roger all the way! Returned to the the tennis, to find Gulbis serving for the match! He did so well to hold his nerve, after all those missed match points! Glad Andy won, although the Ferrer match will be a tough one, and I hope Rafa plays well this afternoon, and those poor knee's hold up well:):wavey:

iainmac
Apr 28th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: The Fed result was a bit of a shocker! I watched the first set, and it was Roger all the way! Returned to the the tennis, to find Gulbis serving for the match! He did so well to hold his nerve, after all those missed match points! Glad Andy won, although the Ferrer match will be a tough one, and I hope Rafa plays well this afternoon, and those poor knee's hold up well:):wavey:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I am sure that Rafa will be fine.He is virtually unbeatable in Rome apart from that injury plagued loss to Fererro a few years back. Federer is really going to struggle to defend the French Open, but I guess when you are the greatest ever you find ways to cope!!!!Murray was fantastic and Seppi is no push over. Mind you apart from Panatta the Italians do tend to freeze even more in their national championships than British players do at Wimbledon. And I love their scheduling- always lots of Italians on the Centre Court!!!!:lol::lol:

chrissiefan
Apr 28th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I am sure that Rafa will be fine.He is virtually unbeatable in Rome apart from that injury plagued loss to Fererro a few years back. Federer is really going to struggle to defend the French Open, but I guess when you are the greatest ever you find ways to cope!!!!Murray was fantastic and Seppi is no push over. Mind you apart from Panatta the Italians do tend to freeze even more in their national championships than British players do at Wimbledon. And I love their scheduling- always lots of Italians on the Centre Court!!!!:lol::lol:

Macky:wavey::kiss: Let's hope Andy has sorted himself out now, it will be interesting to see how he plays in his next match. You can't blame the Italians, for letting their own players have a moment in the sun, I'm sure we would be the same! I'm off to watch Rafa, I have a busy afternoon, so I hope it's not going to be a long drawn out match!:):wavey:

iainmac
Apr 28th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Macky:wavey::kiss: Let's hope Andy has sorted himself out now, it will be interesting to see how he plays in his next match. You can't blame the Italians, for letting their own players have a moment in the sun, I'm sure we would be the same! I'm off to watch Rafa, I have a busy afternoon, so I hope it's not going to be a long drawn out match!:):wavey:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Well judging by the way Rafa has started I cant see it being a really long match somehow,good as Kohlschreiber is. I was quite impressed by Lorenzo in the second set against Soderling. At least he held his own. A lot of talk today of course re the Federer defeat. And as for the Italians well yes they have every right to put their players on the main courts.At least most of them are of a great standard which is more than can be said for our males with the exception of Murray and to a lesser extent Bogdanovich. The latter is miles better than the other Brits other than Murray.

iainmac
May 12th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Good Morning my lovely Sue:wavey::kiss:Long time and no hear, I was wondering if you are ok. Is everything ok down there in England with you??:hearts::kiss:

chrissiefan
May 12th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Good Morning my lovely Sue:wavey::kiss:Long time and no hear, I was wondering if you are ok. Is everything ok down there in England with you??:hearts::kiss:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: You've been missing in action, for a few days Macky, have you been up to anything exciting? I though maybe you had been holding secret talks, because there has been alot of that going on down here! But I haven't seen or heard of any dashing Doctors, with a fondness for bald men, being a part of our new Goverment, so I guess not!:devil: Thank goodness they have come to a decision, it seemed to drag on forever!

Rafa and Andy play this afternoon. I think they said on Sky Andy might be playing at 4.30, I hope the matches don't clash, If so, I wonder which one will be on the red button!!:devil:

iainmac
May 12th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: You've been missing in action, for a few days Macky, have you been up to anything exciting? I though maybe you had been holding secret talks, because there has been alot of that going on down here! But I haven't seen or heard of any dashing Doctors, with a fondness for bald men, being a part of our new Goverment, so I guess not!:devil: Thank goodness they have come to a decision, it seemed to drag on forever!

Rafa and Andy play this afternoon. I think they said on Sky Andy might be playing at 4.30, I hope the matches don't clash, If so, I wonder which one will be on the red button!!:devil:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:No I havent been involved in the formation of the new Government, which I predict will be in office for 4months maximum. Although I do have to say that for me William Hague is appealing to the eye if not to the ear. I am dissapointed that the media barrage finally did for Gordon Brown, although I am disgusted by Iraq and Afghanistan so Im not sorry in a way for that reason the Government has fallen. Good speeches by Brown and Cameron. Murray and Nadal today you are right, I would imagine they will both be on Santana so I dont think they will clash. I was there last year, an odd stadium I have to say. And as for me well I have a weekend away in Glasgow at the Hilton Hotel to look forward to and I will sure enjoy that!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 12th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:No I havent been involved in the formation of the new Government, which I predict will be in office for 4months maximum. Although I do have to say that for me William Hague is appealing to the eye if not to the ear. I am dissapointed that the media barrage finally did for Gordon Brown, although I am disgusted by Iraq and Afghanistan so Im not sorry in a way for that reason the Government has fallen. Good speeches by Brown and Cameron. Murray and Nadal today you are right, I would imagine they will both be on Santana so I dont think they will clash. I was there last year, an odd stadium I have to say. And as for me well I have a weekend away in Glasgow at the Hilton Hotel to look forward to and I will sure enjoy that!!:kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: I thought Gordon Brown acted with a lot of class last night, and I have to say, that in the end I felt quite sorry for him:( As for the new Government, there is bound to be a short Honeymoon period, and at the moment, the press(apart for The Mirror) all love them, so I think they may see the year out!

I think Andy and Rafa will both win today, although I don't think Rafa will win the whole thing! I always think he doesn't like playing here, but feels duty-bound to do so. I think it's a very odd-looking Stadium, and I must say I don't like it much!

As for me, Emma just had her birthday, she is now a grand old lady of 19! She got a new digital camera, and has already posted 100's of pics, and she has only had it 2 days! I saw on the other thread, you wanted advice on picture posting, just say the word Macky, and I will ask the expert that lives in my house! Even my 12 year old can do it Macky, so how hard can it be!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
May 12th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: I thought Gordon Brown acted with a lot of class last night, and I have to say, that in the end I felt quite sorry for him:( As for the new Government, there is bound to be a short Honeymoon period, and at the moment, the press(apart for The Mirror) all love them, so I think they may see the year out!

I think Andy and Rafa will both win today, although I don't think Rafa will win the whole thing! I always think he doesn't like playing here, but feels duty-bound to do so. I think it's a very odd-looking Stadium, and I must say I don't like it much!

As for me, Emma just had her birthday, she is now a grand old lady of 19! She got a new digital camera, and has already posted 100's of pics, and she has only had it 2 days! I saw on the other thread, you wanted advice on picture posting, just say the word Macky, and I will ask the expert that lives in my house! Even my 12 year old can do it Macky, so how hard can it be!:kiss::wavey:

Sue:wavey::kiss:But the young people are always the experts on these matters and leave the over 35s behind. The new Government wont IMO last very long. The Conservatives are not natural democrats, they are autocrats. They will not like to share power with a modern, sensible party. And yes Brown did conduct himself with a good deal of dignity and showed himself for a true politician. Not something Cameron will ever be accused of. As for Madrid, lovely city but weird weird tennis venue. It was a BAD move to lose the Masters event in Hamburg and the womens in Berlin. Happy birthday to Emma, belated.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 12th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:But the young people are always the experts on these matters and leave the over 35s behind. The new Government wont IMO last very long. The Conservatives are not natural democrats, they are autocrats. They will not like to share power with a modern, sensible party. And yes Brown did conduct himself with a good deal of dignity and showed himself for a true politician. Not something Cameron will ever be accused of. As for Madrid, lovely city but weird weird tennis venue. It was a BAD move to lose the Masters event in Hamburg and the womens in Berlin. Happy birthday to Emma, belated.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Well Rafa won, just! I thought he seemed very distracted today. Mind you, with the rich and famous walking in and out, I suppose that is to be expected! I hope he plays better tomorrow, because he will need to! Dolgopolov, is a rising star, I think, although I think I will call him Junior, from now on, because they did so on Sky! Andy has won the first set, and is playing really well, which is good to see!;) It looks very cold in Madrid, everyone is sitting in big coats, it's nice to know they are enjoying the same weather as us!:devil::kiss:

Londonguy
May 12th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Welcome back Iain ! :):):)

I've not been around much myself the last couple of months but your absence from here was a real cause for concern, and I did wonder if all was well with you.

Great to have you back mate ! :worship: ;)

iainmac
May 17th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Well Rafa won, just! I thought he seemed very distracted today. Mind you, with the rich and famous walking in and out, I suppose that is to be expected! I hope he plays better tomorrow, because he will need to! Dolgopolov, is a rising star, I think, although I think I will call him Junior, from now on, because they did so on Sky! Andy has won the first set, and is playing really well, which is good to see!;) It looks very cold in Madrid, everyone is sitting in big coats, it's nice to know they are enjoying the same weather as us!:devil::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::hearts:You must be so happy with Rafas fantastic tennis in Madrid. Especially that final with Federer,what an achievement. It will be SO tough for anyone to beat him in Paris.We had a great weekend in Glasgow and went to the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden. Not a great match but a great occassion, especially for little Ross County. Well not little geographically!!!! Hope you are well and looking forward to the French Open.:hearts::kiss:

iainmac
May 17th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Welcome back Iain ! :):):)

I've not been around much myself the last couple of months but your absence from here was a real cause for concern, and I did wonder if all was well with you.

Great to have you back mate ! :worship: ;)

And how great to hear from you my friend:wavey:I had been so busy with work in the period after the Australian Open and just knew I had to stay off the tennis forum as I had so much research to do!!!!It is real nice that people like you were interested in what had happened, thanks. As for tennis how are you enjoying the season so far, great achievement by Nadal to win the 3 masters on clay. I have also been getting more dvds from the 60s and 70s and they are so enjoyable to watch, much more attractive tennis. Recently read the Agassi biography and do you know it was actually very good and insightful into the man. I cant say I was delighted with the results of the General Election, but I have been more impressed with Camerons attitude than I thought I would be. How are you???

chrissiefan
May 17th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::hearts:You must be so happy with Rafas fantastic tennis in Madrid. Especially that final with Federer,what an achievement. It will be SO tough for anyone to beat him in Paris.We had a great weekend in Glasgow and went to the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden. Not a great match but a great occassion, especially for little Ross County. Well not little geographically!!!! Hope you are well and looking forward to the French Open.:hearts::kiss:

Hello Macky:wavey: Glad you had a great weekend in Glasgow! I was supporting both underdogs in the cup finals, what a shame, that there was no fairy tale ending for one of them! I was most surprised Rafa won in Madrid! I didn't expect him to! He wanted the N0.2 spot back, and once he had made the final, he had achieved that, so I was surprised when he went on to beat Roger. He's delight at the end was a joy to see:) You must have been pleased with Andy, Macky? I know he lost again to Ferrer, but I think the old Andy is on the way back.

As for me it was an up and down week! My 12year old has been offered a place at the Children's University, for a couple of weeks in the Summer hoilday's! Only a handful of Children were picked form her school, so we were really pleased for her, but it might well clash with our Summer Hols, which is a bit of a blow!!:kiss:

iainmac
May 17th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Hello Macky:wavey: Glad you had a great weekend in Glasgow! I was supporting both underdogs in the cup finals, what a shame, that there was no fairy tale ending for one of them! I was most surprised Rafa won in Madrid! I didn't expect him to! He wanted the N0.2 spot back, and once he had made the final, he had achieved that, so I was surprised when he went on to beat Roger. He's delight at the end was a joy to see:) You must have been pleased with Andy, Macky? I know he lost again to Ferrer, but I think the old Andy is on the way back.

As for me it was an up and down week! My 12year old has been offered a place at the Children's University, for a couple of weeks in the Summer hoilday's! Only a handful of Children were picked form her school, so we were really pleased for her, but it might well clash with our Summer Hols, which is a bit of a blow!!:kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Sounds like you have a clever younger daughter too so that is so cool. It would be great if she could go. And yes it was a shame that Ross County didnt win but like I said the atmosphere in Glasgow was amazing and particularly at Hampden. I was up and singing Oasis at the Karaoke later that night and indeed got a loud cheer.:lol::lol:Dont know if it was in sympathy or admiration. I am pleased with Murray winning a few matches but I am far from convinced as to how his season will go. There are so many things I am not sure about with him just now. Ah well a relatively quite week, Warsaw for the women, and then the French Open. I love that event.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 17th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Sounds like you have a clever younger daughter too so that is so cool. It would be great if she could go. And yes it was a shame that Ross County didnt win but like I said the atmosphere in Glasgow was amazing and particularly at Hampden. I was up and singing Oasis at the Karaoke later that night and indeed got a loud cheer.:lol::lol:Dont know if it was in sympathy or admiration. I am pleased with Murray winning a few matches but I am far from convinced as to how his season will go. There are so many things I am not sure about with him just now. Ah well a relatively quite week, Warsaw for the women, and then the French Open. I love that event.:kiss::hearts:

Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Are you a good singer then Macky? Emma loves Karaoke, she would give you a run for your money! She's always singing, "Glee", is the in thing at the moment! I think Andy will be happy when the clay court season is at an end, but at least he seems to be putting the effort in now, but if I'm honest I don't think he will get to far in the French Open, but I will be happy to be proved wrong! Sky haven't got the French Open, so I take it Eurpsport have:(. It could be a long 2 weeks!:kiss:

iainmac
May 18th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Are you a good singer then Macky? Emma loves Karaoke, she would give you a run for your money! She's always singing, "Glee", is the in thing at the moment! I think Andy will be happy when the clay court season is at an end, but at least he seems to be putting the effort in now, but if I'm honest I don't think he will get to far in the French Open, but I will be happy to be proved wrong! Sky haven't got the French Open, so I take it Eurpsport have:(. It could be a long 2 weeks!:kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont know if I would claim to be such a great singer but certainly I do a good Oasis!!!!:lol:Murray and the French I think could go to ways. Either he goes out early or he will shock us and be there till near the end. Hey Elena Baltacha had a great result today beating Cristea ranked 34 and last year quarterfinalist at French Open. 63 75 in Strasbourg. Good for her. I was at work for nearly 13 hours between one thing and another so having a few much needed glasses of wine!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 18th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont know if I would claim to be such a great singer but certainly I do a good Oasis!!!!:lol:Murray and the French I think could go to ways. Either he goes out early or he will shock us and be there till near the end. Hey Elena Baltacha had a great result today beating Cristea ranked 34 and last year quarterfinalist at French Open. 63 75 in Strasbourg. Good for her. I was at work for nearly 13 hours between one thing and another so having a few much needed glasses of wine!!!:kiss::hearts:

Evening Macky:wavey::kiss: Have something to eat, to go with the wine Macky, it will help in the morning! I think Andy, will be lucky to make it into the second week, at the French, but if he gets a good draw, you never know! I didn't hear about the Baltacha result, that's a good win, let's see if she can back it up! I'm gutted Kim is out of the French Open, just when I start to watch Ladies tennis again, my fave player is out:(:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 18th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Evening Macky:wavey::kiss: Have something to eat, to go with the wine Macky, it will help in the morning! I think Andy, will be lucky to make it into the second week, at the French, but if he gets a good draw, you never know! I didn't hear about the Baltacha result, that's a good win, let's see if she can back it up! I'm gutted Kim is out of the French Open, just when I start to watch Ladies tennis again, my fave player is out:(:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:It is disappointing for me as well that Kim is out of the French.Mind you I really dont think at this stage of her career the clay courts of Paris will be kind to her. It will be much more interesting to see how she fares at Wimbledon. I really can see her being the main threat to the Williams. And yes I hope Baltacha follows up her victory but again clay not her forte. And yes I have had some food and very limited wine as I am flying up to Shetland in the morning for clinics so I have to have a clear head. Well almost clear!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 19th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Sue:wavey::kiss:It is disappointing for me as well that Kim is out of the French.Mind you I really dont think at this stage of her career the clay courts of Paris will be kind to her. It will be much more interesting to see how she fares at Wimbledon. I really can see her being the main threat to the Williams. And yes I hope Baltacha follows up her victory but again clay not her forte. And yes I have had some food and very limited wine as I am flying up to Shetland in the morning for clinics so I have to have a clear head. Well almost clear!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss:It's a lovely morning down here, so I hope it's the same where you are, and it's a good day to fly! I would love Kim to win Wimbledon, wouldn't that be great, it's a big ask, but if she is fighting fit, I think she has a good chance. It will be interesting to see how Andy plays at Wimbledon, I can see him doing well there, if he can handle the pressure.:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 19th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss:It's a lovely morning down here, so I hope it's the same where you are, and it's a good day to fly! I would love Kim to win Wimbledon, wouldn't that be great, it's a big ask, but if she is fighting fit, I think she has a good chance. It will be interesting to see how Andy plays at Wimbledon, I can see him doing well there, if he can handle the pressure.:wavey::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Had a good day at work,productive and non hastling!!! Lovely day up here as well. A positively sweltering 18 degrees!!!I think Clijsters has a chance at Wimbledon but the Williams are the greatest there since Graf, so I think it is a big ask in some ways. As for Murray, it will be interesting to see. He played so well last year until he came unstuck against Roddick. And a lot of that was strange tactics. Well I am looking forward to the weekend, as in general work very busy.:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
May 22nd, 2010, 10:28 PM
Sue. Hope u are ok. Concerned no hear

chrissiefan
May 23rd, 2010, 12:12 PM
Sue. Hope u are ok. Concerned no hear

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:Hope you are well! It's very hot down here, is it the same with you? Went out and brought some new Patio Furniture, yesterday, so I hope the weather holds! Emma is using it as a homework table, at the moment, but what ever works! French Open starts today, Andy has a tough first round match, but he has been playing better, and from what I have been reading, he is at least talking a good game!

Sorry if you were worried, I didn't mean for you to be! You are such a cutie!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 23rd, 2010, 01:29 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:Hope you are well! It's very hot down here, is it the same with you? Went out and brought some new Patio Furniture, yesterday, so I hope the weather holds! Emma is using it as a homework table, at the moment, but what ever works! French Open starts today, Andy has a tough first round match, but he has been playing better, and from what I have been reading, he is at least talking a good game!

Sorry if you were worried, I didn't mean for you to be! You are such a cutie!:wavey::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Yes it is lovely up here as well. Had a barbecue yesterday and will repeat the same today. With wine of course. But the meat organic so we will stay healthy!!!I love the French Open and it is such an event. Watched Soderling and Kuznetzova go through easily and Ann Keothavong is on court at the moment against Pennetta. I knew it would be tough and so it is proving 62 30 to the Italian as we speak. Mind you she is a brilliant player and especially on a clay court. I think Murray could have one of the hardest first round matches any top player has ever had at a GS. I mean it seems as if Gasquet is really back to the brilliance that he promised when he was a lad. And thanks for saying Im a cutie!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 23rd, 2010, 01:56 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Yes it is lovely up here as well. Had a barbecue yesterday and will repeat the same today. With wine of course. But the meat organic so we will stay healthy!!!I love the French Open and it is such an event. Watched Soderling and Kuznetzova go through easily and Ann Keothavong is on court at the moment against Pennetta. I knew it would be tough and so it is proving 62 30 to the Italian as we speak. Mind you she is a brilliant player and especially on a clay court. I think Murray could have one of the hardest first round matches any top player has ever had at a GS. I mean it seems as if Gasquet is really back to the brilliance that he promised when he was a lad. And thanks for saying Im a cutie!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've been watching some of the Keothavong match, and I must say I can't see the British Girl winning! I will admit to being a bit of a Gasquet Fan, although I am willing Andy to win their first round match! It's going to be tough going I think, especialy with Ritchie, winning his first tourament yesterday, and playing in front of his home crowd! When do they play, is it Tuesday?:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 23rd, 2010, 02:47 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've been watching some of the Keothavong match, and I must say I can't see the British Girl winning! I will admit to being a bit of a Gasquet Fan, although I am willing Andy to win their first round match! It's going to be tough going I think, especialy with Ritchie, winning his first tourament yesterday, and playing in front of his home crowd! When do they play, is it Tuesday?:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I think it could be a classic. Do you know I actually felt sorry for Gasquet that time at Wimbledon. Murray was so outplayed and I have rarely seen a player freeze to the degree Gasquet did when he was on the brink of victory. Well Keothavong was hammered 2 and 2:sad:but she is such a nice player to watch I reckon. At the moment some extraordinary stuff going on. Bennetau is hammering Gulbis and I have just noticed that Tsonga is a set down. So what a dramatic first day. And Azarenka out:)Thank god.:lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 23rd, 2010, 03:36 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I think it could be a classic. Do you know I actually felt sorry for Gasquet that time at Wimbledon. Murray was so outplayed and I have rarely seen a player freeze to the degree Gasquet did when he was on the brink of victory. Well Keothavong was hammered 2 and 2:sad:but she is such a nice player to watch I reckon. At the moment some extraordinary stuff going on. Bennetau is hammering Gulbis and I have just noticed that Tsonga is a set down. So what a dramatic first day. And Azarenka out:)Thank god.:lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

I can't beleive Gublis has gone out first round! He was one of my outside tips, and he was in Roger's half of the draw! He'd been playing so well too:( Glad Azarenka is out, so the news is not all bad!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 23rd, 2010, 03:49 PM
I can't beleive Gublis has gone out first round! He was one of my outside tips, and he was in Roger's half of the draw! He'd been playing so well too:( Glad Azarenka is out, so the news is not all bad!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I like Dulko as a player so very glad that she was the one to beat Azarenka. I know it is a shock that Gulbis has gone. I do think that he is not that motivated, could be because of his rich background. Glad for Bennetau, he is a fine player IMO. And I see Tsonga is marching on now in his match against the German. Williams V on against Schnyder and I can see that becoming a classic if Patty is on form. What a talented player she is. Hey did you see Murray is playing tomorrow, third on Chartier. I cant wait, I think it will be a classic. And Baltacha is third on court 7 against Radwanska, that will be tough. Dont know when Katie O Brien is on but she plays Craybass who is 35 so lets hope she can win!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 23rd, 2010, 04:05 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I like Dulko as a player so very glad that she was the one to beat Azarenka. I know it is a shock that Gulbis has gone. I do think that he is not that motivated, could be because of his rich background. Glad for Bennetau, he is a fine player IMO. And I see Tsonga is marching on now in his match against the German. Williams V on against Schnyder and I can see that becoming a classic if Patty is on form. What a talented player she is. Hey did you see Murray is playing tomorrow, third on Chartier. I cant wait, I think it will be a classic. And Baltacha is third on court 7 against Radwanska, that will be tough. Dont know when Katie O Brien is on but she plays Craybass who is 35 so lets hope she can win!!:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: So Andy is on third tomorrow, does play start at Noon? That would make it just in time for the school run, typical!! But if Kelly gets homework, I can watch in peace till tea!:wavey::kiss:

chrissiefan
May 24th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Good Evening Macky! Well he got there in the end! I think we both knew it never was going to be a easy match. Well done to Andy for hanging in there, but I must admit to feeling a bit sorry for Gasquet. He did ask for the extra day, a reasonable request I thought, and one that Andy supported, but was made to play today. I find it strange, that the French didn't support their own player!xxxxxxxxx

iainmac
May 27th, 2010, 06:57 AM
Good Evening Macky! Well he got there in the end! I think we both knew it never was going to be a easy match. Well done to Andy for hanging in there, but I must admit to feeling a bit sorry for Gasquet. He did ask for the extra day, a reasonable request I thought, and one that Andy supported, but was made to play today. I find it strange, that the French didn't support their own player!xxxxxxxxx

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I am glad that Murray won but yes I thought it was bizarre that Roland Garros did not delay the match by another day. However Gasquest has been a little bit of an embarrasment for the French tennis authorities, I suspect if it had been Tsonga or Monfils the delay would have been granted!!!And did you see that farce last night with Fognini and Monfils playing in almost total darkness??Jo Durie and David Mercer sounded astonished and when they showed you what the light was like without tv enhancements I was shocked beyond words!!!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I am glad that Murray won but yes I thought it was bizarre that Roland Garros did not delay the match by another day. However Gasquest has been a little bit of an embarrasment for the French tennis authorities, I suspect if it had been Tsonga or Monfils the delay would have been granted!!!And did you see that farce last night with Fognini and Monfils playing in almost total darkness??Jo Durie and David Mercer sounded astonished and when they showed you what the light was like without tv enhancements I was shocked beyond words!!!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Last night was just shocking! I think the French, have been stung by the criticism that they haven't been supporting their own players, and went overboard tring to put things right! I've gone off Monfils of late, and last night did nothing to change that! I hope Fognini wins, but I bet he won't:( C'mon Andy and Rafa!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 27th, 2010, 10:53 AM
:kiss:Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Last night was just shocking! I think the French, have been stung by the criticism that they haven't been supporting their own players, and went overboard tring to put things right! I've gone off Monfils of late, and last night did nothing to change that! I hope Fognini wins, but I bet he won't:( C'mon Andy and Rafa!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I have never been a great fan of Monfils and actually dont think he will ever win at GS level. I was routing for Fognini as well although I have to say I was late getting home yesterday and therefore only saw that match when it reached the farcical dark stage. I see it is raining at the moment, so I am not sure when Murray and Rafa will get on court. What did you make of Kimiko Date beating Safina?:):)Well it is a miserable day up here, started of fine with sun but now dreary rain that is so unappealing!!!!We might have had a BBQ tonight but not now I suspect!!!!:kiss:

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 01:37 PM
:kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I have never been a great fan of Monfils and actually dont think he will ever win at GS level. I was routing for Fognini as well although I have to say I was late getting home yesterday and therefore only saw that match when it reached the farcical dark stage. I see it is raining at the moment, so I am not sure when Murray and Rafa will get on court. What did you make of Kimiko Date beating Safina?:):)Well it is a miserable day up here, started of fine with sun but now dreary rain that is so unappealing!!!!We might have had a BBQ tonight but not now I suspect!!!!:kiss:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Our BBQ is still on, but it is starting to cloud over:( Rafa is the last on today, so I can't see him playing:(, Andy is second on, so if the weather clears, he might be able to finish today, but who know's! I don't see Safina getting back to the top of the women's game, it was a good win for Date, especially as her leg injury looked really painful. Which makes it even more of a surprise that Safina lost, but then she never did have that killer instinct, did she! Nice girl, but she never seems to be enjoying herself, or is that just me?:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
May 27th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Our BBQ is still on, but it is starting to cloud over:( Rafa is the last on today, so I can't see him playing:(, Andy is second on, so if the weather clears, he might be able to finish today, but who know's! I don't see Safina getting back to the top of the women's game, it was a good win for Date, especially as her leg injury looked really painful. Which makes it even more of a surprise that Safina lost, but then she never did have that killer instinct, did she! Nice girl, but she never seems to be enjoying herself, or is that just me?:kiss::wavey:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:The way its going dosent look like Murray will get on court let alone Rafa.:sad:Still I am enjoying watching old matches on DVD of Jones, King, Evert, Mandlikova, Tegart. So not all bad. I dont think Safina could have got to number one without some sort of killer instinct but I agree Sue that she always looks miserable out there!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss:

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 02:12 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:The way its going dosent look like Murray will get on court let alone Rafa.:sad:Still I am enjoying watching old matches on DVD of Jones, King, Evert, Mandlikova, Tegart. So not all bad. I dont think Safina could have got to number one without some sort of killer instinct but I agree Sue that she always looks miserable out there!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I think play has just started! But now the bad news, the Rafa and Serena matches have been cancelled for today! If I'm honest, I'm not to upset about missing Serena, but I am about missing Rafa:(

iainmac
May 27th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I think play has just started! But now the bad news, the Rafa and Serena matches have been cancelled for today! If I'm honest, I'm not to upset about missing Serena, but I am about missing Rafa:(

Sue:wavey::hearts:Thanks for letting me know re that. I will put it back on. I hope this time that it is uninterrupted and we get a good rest of the days play. That is a pity for you re Rafa but gives you a chance to see him tomorrow instead. So are you a fan of the Eurovision then? Its on on Saturday and of course most gay men love it because of the nonsense and flamboyance. I am looking forward to it although I will miss a little bit as away to see Joseph at the theatre. As for the UK song, if you havent heard it you aint missing anything. It is bloody awful. Well lets go and see how the tennis is going. I take it it will be Henin and Jankovic first? I have to say the latter is playing much better tennis these days.:kiss::hearts:

calou
May 27th, 2010, 02:31 PM
:kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:I have never been a great fan of Monfils and actually dont think he will ever win at GS level. I was routing for Fognini as well although I have to say I was late getting home yesterday and therefore only saw that match when it reached the farcical dark stage. I see it is raining at the moment, so I am not sure when Murray and Rafa will get on court. What did you make of Kimiko Date beating Safina?:):)Well it is a miserable day up here, started of fine with sun but now dreary rain that is so unappealing!!!!We might have had a BBQ tonight but not now I suspect!!!!:kiss:
I'm not a great fan of Monfils,he's a moron.Last night i saw the end of his match ,it was a "comedia del arte" .Fortunately Tsonga 's brighter .I'm also a great fan of Rafa and Murray and i'm a Murray's friend on FB (very proud of that !):)

iainmac
May 27th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I'm not a great fan of Monfils,he's a moron.Last night i saw the end of his match ,it was a "comedia del arte" .Fortunately Tsonga 's brighter .I'm also a great fan of Rafa and Murray and i'm a Murray's friend on FB (very proud of that !):)

:wavey:That is interesting that even a French person has reservations about Monfils.I dont know what it is that makes me not really like him that much. Tsonga is a different matter, I love to watch him. I dont know what the rationale was for continuing that match last night in darkness. Has there been any talk about it in the French press this morning? And well done re Murray, after all Scotland and France were the Auld Alliance and close allies for years.;););)Murray has just started. I am confident re this match but I cant see him going beyond the last 16 to be honest. And how did Ivanovic get to number one, her woes continue. Although I have to say Kleibinova is an excellent player when she times the ball.

calou
May 27th, 2010, 04:50 PM
:wavey:That is interesting that even a French person has reservations about Monfils.I dont know what it is that makes me not really like him that much. Tsonga is a different matter, I love to watch him. I dont know what the rationale was for continuing that match last night in darkness. Has there been any talk about it in the French press this morning? And well done re Murray, after all Scotland and France were the Auld Alliance and close allies for years.;););)Murray has just started. I am confident re this match but I cant see him going beyond the last 16 to be honest. And how did Ivanovic get to number one, her woes continue. Although I have to say Kleibinova is an excellent player when she times the ball.
French newspaper L'Equipe talks about it : "never see that , crazy match,not very fair to play in darkness..".I went to Scotland when i was student .I love it and plan to go back with my husband may be next year:)

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 06:06 PM
I'm not a great fan of Monfils,he's a moron.Last night i saw the end of his match ,it was a "comedia del arte" .Fortunately Tsonga 's brighter .I'm also a great fan of Rafa and Murray and i'm a Murray's friend on FB (very proud of that !):)

Hello:wavey: It's interesting to hear you say you aren't a Monfils fan, is he popular in France. I like watching him play, when he sticks to just playing tennis, but the play acting and playing up to the crowd, is just to much. I don't mind a bit of light hearted humour, but he takes it way to far. It's great you are a Rafa fan, you must have great taste! So you are a friend of Andy on FB, that's cool. I'm a friend of Chrissie, and I'm very proud about that!

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Sue:wavey::hearts:Thanks for letting me know re that. I will put it back on. I hope this time that it is uninterrupted and we get a good rest of the days play. That is a pity for you re Rafa but gives you a chance to see him tomorrow instead. So are you a fan of the Eurovision then? Its on on Saturday and of course most gay men love it because of the nonsense and flamboyance. I am looking forward to it although I will miss a little bit as away to see Joseph at the theatre. As for the UK song, if you havent heard it you aint missing anything. It is bloody awful. Well lets go and see how the tennis is going. I take it it will be Henin and Jankovic first? I have to say the latter is playing much better tennis these days.:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: Everytime I get back to the tv, they are on a rain-break! I know Andy has lost the second set, but let's hope he can pull things together. I know Jankovic, just made it through, but I have no idea about Henin. I hate Eurovision! It's just dreadful, and I haven't even heard our song, the only part I like is the voting! Let's face it we could have the best song in the World, and still not win! I like to watch the voting, to see how few points we get!:wavey::kiss:

calou
May 27th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Hello:wavey: It's interesting to hear you say you aren't a Monfils fan, is he popular in France. I like watching him play, when he sticks to just playing tennis, but the play acting and playing up to the crowd, is just to much. I don't mind a bit of light hearted humour, but he takes it way to far. It's great you are a Rafa fan, you must have great taste! So you are a friend of Andy on FB, that's cool. I'm a friend of Chrissie, and I'm very proud about that!
Monfils'not so popular as Tsonga ,he's too showman!I'm Chrissie's fan on FB.Honestly when they played i was for Martina ,but now i love the 2 because they're so good human beings :)
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chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Monfils'not so popular as Tsonga ,he's too showman!I'm Chrissie's fan on FB.Honestly when they played i was for Martina ,but now i love the 2 because they're so good human beings :)
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I like Tsonga! He's a great player, and he seems like a good guy, and he plays an exciting game!It's great that you are a Friend of Chrissie too. Back in the day, I didn't like Martina, because she was Chrissie's biggest rival, but I've warmed to her over the years, and I wish her well!:)

Rui.
May 27th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Is this the new oldies (no offense intended) chatthread? :cool:

Rollo
May 27th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Is this the new oldies (no offense intended) chatthread? :cool:

Well I certainly qualify as an oldie. An oldie but goody though-not older than dirt!

Of course you are named after an ancient Greek God-should we read anthing into that?:)

chrissiefan
May 27th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Is this the new oldies (no offense intended) chatthread? :cool:

Hello:wavey: Well we certainly chat, so I guess it is! Feel free to join us!:)

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:26 AM
French newspaper L'Equipe talks about it : "never see that , crazy match,not very fair to play in darkness..".I went to Scotland when i was student .I love it and plan to go back with my husband may be next year:)

:wavey:That is so great that you love Scotland. It is a fantastic country and I am very proud of both its geography and its history. Make sure you travel to the North of Scotland and of course Edinburgh and Glasgow. Well Monfils went out which I think does ask a lot of questions about his mental state. I have to say Murray was brilliant from 2-3 in the third, as Chela played so well and blasted the ball. I hope the weather is better today, it is so strange not to have play, what with all the other GS having roofs now. However I hope that the French dosent have to move from Roland Garros, I know there has been talk of that.:sad:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Hello:wavey: It's interesting to hear you say you aren't a Monfils fan, is he popular in France. I like watching him play, when he sticks to just playing tennis, but the play acting and playing up to the crowd, is just to much. I don't mind a bit of light hearted humour, but he takes it way to far. It's great you are a Rafa fan, you must have great taste! So you are a friend of Andy on FB, that's cool. I'm a friend of Chrissie, and I'm very proud about that!

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Did you see Murray, he was brilliant I reckon from that break back in the third. He is such an enigma, as when he plays like that for sure he can win a GS title. I felt a little sorry for Ivanovic and the scale of her defeat. But I do think she got to number one due to the transitional nature of the womens game at the time. Well did you have your BBQ? It was way too cold and wet so we gave it a miss!!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Macky:wavey::kiss: Everytime I get back to the tv, they are on a rain-break! I know Andy has lost the second set, but let's hope he can pull things together. I know Jankovic, just made it through, but I have no idea about Henin. I hate Eurovision! It's just dreadful, and I haven't even heard our song, the only part I like is the voting! Let's face it we could have the best song in the World, and still not win! I like to watch the voting, to see how few points we get!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:The thing is that we always used to score highly at the Eurovision. Of course the amount of Eastern European countries who are in it now is a cause but I would suggest that illegal foreign occupations of Arab countries is a huge turn off to most Europeans and the poor Euro acts bear the brunt of that. Although with Lloyd Webber we were 4th last year. I say bring back Bucks Fizz and Making Your Mind Up!!!!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:33 AM
Monfils'not so popular as Tsonga ,he's too showman!I'm Chrissie's fan on FB.Honestly when they played i was for Martina ,but now i love the 2 because they're so good human beings :)
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:wavey:They were just such a magnificent pair of champions to have at the top of the sport. I did appreciate them at the time but of course back then they won so much I tended to cheer for Mandlikova, Shriver et al.:)

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:37 AM
I like Tsonga! He's a great player, and he seems like a good guy, and he plays an exciting game!It's great that you are a Friend of Chrissie too. Back in the day, I didn't like Martina, because she was Chrissie's biggest rival, but I've warmed to her over the years, and I wish her well!:)

Sue:wavey::kiss:Both Evert and Navratilova are GOAT players. But somehow having that rivalry with each other made them both even more legendary.Of course there was a lack of great players between Austin and Jaeger going off the tour and Graf emerging, but that dosent discount from the fact that the finals that they played against each other tended to generate world sporting headlines. I did tend to support Evert but that was more because of the Navratilova dominance from circa 82.:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:38 AM
Is this the new oldies (no offense intended) chatthread? :cool:

:lol::lol:It was actually my thread initially to say I was back on BFTP after a period away, but it is a bit of a chat thread. But at 40 Im not quite ready for the graveyard yet:lol::lol:. Cheeky devil that you are.:devil:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Well I certainly qualify as an oldie. An oldie but goody though-not older than dirt!

Of course you are named after an ancient Greek God-should we read anthing into that?:)

Rollo:wavey:You will, as the boss, have to sort these cheeky children out!!!!!:lol::lol:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Hello:wavey: Well we certainly chat, so I guess it is! Feel free to join us!:)

Sue:wavey::kiss:Well said, we may be that touch older now but certainly we are not exclusively talking to only the over 40s!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 28th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Did you see Murray, he was brilliant I reckon from that break back in the third. He is such an enigma, as when he plays like that for sure he can win a GS title. I felt a little sorry for Ivanovic and the scale of her defeat. But I do think she got to number one due to the transitional nature of the womens game at the time. Well did you have your BBQ? It was way too cold and wet so we gave it a miss!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: We did indeed have our BBQ, the weather held just about! Although my youngest sat up the garden in a big fleece, no stamina the young! I was a bit worried that she might be coming down with something, but Kelly doesn't admit to illness, she is too scared, that I might ask her to have a day off school! She hasn't had a day off since year 2 and she is in year 7 now, that must be some sort of record!

I saw Andy from the 4th set onwards, and the match was really all over by then, he was in impressive form, now why doesn't he always play like that! Rafa is playing at the moment and has just won the first set;) Of course I have to go out now, the rain is throwing off my tennis watching:( Hewitt and Novak have both lost the first set, so it could be a day of surprises! As long as it isn't Rafa!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
May 28th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: We did indeed have our BBQ, the weather held just about! Although my youngest sat up the garden in a big fleece, no stamina the young! I was a bit worried that she might be coming down with something, but Kelly doesn't admit to illness, she is too scared, that I might ask her to have a day off school! She hasn't had a day off since year 2 and she is in year 7 now, that must be some sort of record!

I saw Andy from the 4th set onwards, and the match was really all over by then, he was in impressive form, now why doesn't he always play like that! Rafa is playing at the moment and has just won the first set;) Of course I have to go out now, the rain is throwing off my tennis watching:( Hewitt and Novak have both lost the first set, so it could be a day of surprises! As long as it isn't Rafa!:kiss::wavey:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Im kinda busy for the rest of the day with patients so I dont know that I will see much till later on.:sad: I am surprised to hear that Djockivic has lost the first set. Must check who he is playing. Glad you got your BBQ. I hope the weekend will be as nice as last but the forecast is a bit unsettled. Did you see Murray up against Baghdatis later on today? I think on any surface other than clay I would be worried but Andy should be fine if he plays as he did last night. And any news of Chrissie, is she in or planning to go to Paris do you know??:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 28th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:Im kinda busy for the rest of the day with patients so I dont know that I will see much till later on.:sad: I am surprised to hear that Djockivic has lost the first set. Must check who he is playing. Glad you got your BBQ. I hope the weekend will be as nice as last but the forecast is a bit unsettled. Did you see Murray up against Baghdatis later on today? I think on any surface other than clay I would be worried but Andy should be fine if he plays as he did last night. And any news of Chrissie, is she in or planning to go to Paris do you know??:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: I got the Djockivic score wrong,! I'm blaming the BBC Red Button, that's where I saw it! He won in 3 sets! Hewitt is into the fifth set, but is 3-1 up as we speak! Rafa never really got out of third gear, but then he didn't need to! I'm looking forward to the Murray match, I like Baghdatis, he is an exciting player to watch, I think it could be close!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 29th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Macky:wavey::kiss: I got the Djockivic score wrong,! I'm blaming the BBC Red Button, that's where I saw it! He won in 3 sets! Hewitt is into the fifth set, but is 3-1 up as we speak! Rafa never really got out of third gear, but then he didn't need to! I'm looking forward to the Murray match, I like Baghdatis, he is an exciting player to watch, I think it could be close!:wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well Rafa marched on yesterday, he really does look formidable. Murray I was glad to see won and I didnt really think that Baghdatis would beat him or really trouble him on clay. Mind you what was the 60 set all about??:confused::confused:The best match of the event so far miracles of miracles was a womens match IMHO. Did you see Rezai and Petrova last night and today. Fantastic, and what womens tennis should be about. I actually think that Rezai could be a very big star in the future.:kiss::hearts:

tennisvideos
May 29th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well Rafa marched on yesterday, he really does look formidable. Murray I was glad to see won and I didnt really think that Baghdatis would beat him or really trouble him on clay. Mind you what was the 60 set all about??:confused::confused:The best match of the event so far miracles of miracles was a womens match IMHO. Did you see Rezai and Petrova last night and today. Fantastic, and what womens tennis should be about. I actually think that Rezai could be a very big star in the future.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Iain. I loved the Petrova v Rezai match. Very exciting stuff. I agree, Rezai is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Murray is doing really well esp after his early tough matches. He has had a very difficult draw but is going great guns. Of course Rafa is the testing material on clay as you say. I hope the Sharapova v Henin match lives up to the hype.

chrissiefan
May 29th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well Rafa marched on yesterday, he really does look formidable. Murray I was glad to see won and I didnt really think that Baghdatis would beat him or really trouble him on clay. Mind you what was the 60 set all about??:confused::confused:The best match of the event so far miracles of miracles was a womens match IMHO. Did you see Rezai and Petrova last night and today. Fantastic, and what womens tennis should be about. I actually think that Rezai could be a very big star in the future.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I was watching the Serena match, this morning, when I want out Serena had dropped the second set, and I thought a major upset was on the cards, but I see she managed to win in the end! Roddick is out, but I don't think that will surprise anyone really! I do hope Rafa makes it on court today, the weather isn't looking to clever,mind you it is a lot better than it is here.We have had heavy rain all day, but it is a Bank Holiday Weekend, so it is to be expected really!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
May 30th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Hi Iain. I loved the Petrova v Rezai match. Very exciting stuff. I agree, Rezai is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Murray is doing really well esp after his early tough matches. He has had a very difficult draw but is going great guns. Of course Rafa is the testing material on clay as you say. I hope the Sharapova v Henin match lives up to the hype.

Craig:wavey:The Henin/Sharpova match was fantastic wasnt it? I really admire both of them for the qualities they bring to the game and on clay I so admire the way Maria fought and fought. They are the worlds best players along with the Williams IMHO. And for the womens game it has been a fantastic few days. For the first time in quite a few years the womens game has been on a par for interest levels with the men. I do hope Murray can go on and get to the quarters. I still think that Berdych has something a little lacking mentally and I dont think best of 5 set matches are his forte.

iainmac
May 30th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I was watching the Serena match, this morning, when I want out Serena had dropped the second set, and I thought a major upset was on the cards, but I see she managed to win in the end! Roddick is out, but I don't think that will surprise anyone really! I do hope Rafa makes it on court today, the weather isn't looking to clever,mind you it is a lot better than it is here.We have had heavy rain all day, but it is a Bank Holiday Weekend, so it is to be expected really!:kiss::wavey:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Rafa was great yesterday wasnt he? Hewitt played a really fine match but your man was awesome as always. Did you see Sharapova and Henin- what a match although that noise that Maria makes is so stupid and annoying. Of more concern to me:lol::lol::lol:was the Eurovision Song Contest. The United Kingdom last-again. But mind you the song was pathetic and it dosent help when we are associated in European minds with immoral occupations of Arab countries. But the song was rubbish, truly awful. Where are Sandie Shaw and Bucks Fizz when you need them???:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 30th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Rafa was great yesterday wasnt he? Hewitt played a really fine match but your man was awesome as always. Did you see Sharapova and Henin- what a match although that noise that Maria makes is so stupid and annoying. Of more concern to me:lol::lol::lol:was the Eurovision Song Contest. The United Kingdom last-again. But mind you the song was pathetic and it dosent help when we are associated in European minds with immoral occupations of Arab countries. But the song was rubbish, truly awful. Where are Sandie Shaw and Bucks Fizz when you need them???:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:I really enjoyed the Rafa/ Hewitt match. Leyton played much better than I expected him to, I really admire the way he never gives up, Rafa made some lovely comments about him after the game, as well. The only down side for me, was that I watched most of the game on Eurosport, where do they get their commentors from?, what a load of rubbish they managed to come out with! I missed most of the Henin/Sharapova match last night, as it clashed with BGT, and the girls like that! I did manage to see that poor boy, sing our song in the Eurovision Song Contest, dreadful song, I never expect much, but with a song that bad, the poor boy had no chance!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
May 30th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:I really enjoyed the Rafa/ Hewitt match. Leyton played much better than I expected him to, I really admire the way he never gives up, Rafa made some lovely comments about him after the game, as well. The only down side for me, was that I watched most of the game on Eurosport, where do they get their commentors from?, what a load of rubbish they managed to come out with! I missed most of the Henin/Sharapova match last night, as it clashed with BGT, and the girls like that! I did manage to see that poor boy, sing our song in the Eurovision Song Contest, dreadful song, I never expect much, but with a song that bad, the poor boy had no chance!:kiss::wavey:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:I know the song was awful. Are you watching Murray? He is really struggling badly against Berdych. I am surprised but it is the same old story of him being overpowered by stronger players. What a fantastic match Henin and Sharapova played, and I do like Petrova so I am glad she beat Venus. I was saying to tennisvideos I think earlier that it is great because this is the first GS for ages in which the women are on a par with the men for quality of matches and interest.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
May 30th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:I know the song was awful. Are you watching Murray? He is really struggling badly against Berdych. I am surprised but it is the same old story of him being overpowered by stronger players. What a fantastic match Henin and Sharapova played, and I do like Petrova so I am glad she beat Venus. I was saying to tennisvideos I think earlier that it is great because this is the first GS for ages in which the women are on a par with the men for quality of matches and interest.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I guess it's now or never for Murray, in this tournament anyway!I was surprised when all the pundits predicted an easy win for Andy, it was never going to be easy! I too like Petrova, and thought she really deserved her win, even if it did look like she was playing in her PJ's. Are you a fan of BGT Macky? Live shows all next week, I'm not a huge fan of Simon Cowell, but at least it is something we can all sit and watch! At least it gives me a break from the dreadful Disney Chamnnel!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
May 31st, 2010, 06:48 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I guess it's now or never for Murray, in this tournament anyway!I was surprised when all the pundits predicted an easy win for Andy, it was never going to be easy! I too like Petrova, and thought she really deserved her win, even if it did look like she was playing in her PJ's. Are you a fan of BGT Macky? Live shows all next week, I'm not a huge fan of Simon Cowell, but at least it is something we can all sit and watch! At least it gives me a break from the dreadful Disney Chamnnel!:wavey::kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:The beauty of being gay is torture such as the Disney Channel is not something we would be subjected to!!:lol::lol:What a hammering Murray received,overpowered again. To be honest its the same old story and I do think he is going to be for ever vulnerable over 5 sets in GS matches. What a famous win for Stosur over Henin, sorry to see Justine go out but I am glad for Australian tennis:hearts:. BGT I do actually like ok but havent seem much lately, will have a nosey at it tonight!!!Hope your ok.:hearts::kiss:

chrissiefan
May 31st, 2010, 09:32 PM
Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:The beauty of being gay is torture such as the Disney Channel is not something we would be subjected to!!:lol::lol:What a hammering Murray received,overpowered again. To be honest its the same old story and I do think he is going to be for ever vulnerable over 5 sets in GS matches. What a famous win for Stosur over Henin, sorry to see Justine go out but I am glad for Australian tennis:hearts:. BGT I do actually like ok but havent seem much lately, will have a nosey at it tonight!!!Hope your ok.:hearts::kiss:

Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss: It wasn't so much that Andy lost, everyone loses, it was the manner in which he lost. Yes the conditions were bad, and maybe they should have covered the court when it rained, but they didn't, you just have to deal with these things, at times I just wanted to shake him! If you are going to lose, at least go down with all guns blazing, give it everything, at times Andy looked like he didn't even want to be there:( All that said, all credit to Berdych, he played really well, and now must have a great chance of making the semi's. I so wanted Sam Stosur to win today, I didn't think she would, but when the going got tough in the third set, she found a way to win!;)

Did you watch BGT Macky? Spellbound were just amazing, they are my early tip to win the final!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
Jun 2nd, 2010, 02:54 PM
Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss: It wasn't so much that Andy lost, everyone loses, it was the manner in which he lost. Yes the conditions were bad, and maybe they should have covered the court when it rained, but they didn't, you just have to deal with these things, at times I just wanted to shake him! If you are going to lose, at least go down with all guns blazing, give it everything, at times Andy looked like he didn't even want to be there:( All that said, all credit to Berdych, he played really well, and now must have a great chance of making the semi's. I so wanted Sam Stosur to win today, I didn't think she would, but when the going got tough in the third set, she found a way to win!;)

Did you watch BGT Macky? Spellbound were just amazing, they are my early tip to win the final!:kiss::wavey:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::hearts:Well joy unconfined for Australian womens tennis. Just got in from work and saw the tail end of the final set as Stosur beat Williams S. That was such a heroic and brave effort, very much in the Australian spirit. I would love her to win the title and give the Aussies their first GS since O Neil in 78 and their first French since the great Court. Rafa due on court in the next few minutes, I cant see El Magro troubling him. Wasnt it great to see Soderling finally get his result against Federer? I watched BGT last night and I have to say that I was not that interested in any of the acts save one. Now you may not be surprised to know that the gentleman who I would say interested me was the balding bouncer from Birmingham. Pity he didnt go through:hearts::hearts:. And what do you make of the scandal surrounding the Duchess of York????:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 3rd, 2010, 09:29 AM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::hearts:Well joy unconfined for Australian womens tennis. Just got in from work and saw the tail end of the final set as Stosur beat Williams S. That was such a heroic and brave effort, very much in the Australian spirit. I would love her to win the title and give the Aussies their first GS since O Neil in 78 and their first French since the great Court. Rafa due on court in the next few minutes, I cant see El Magro troubling him. Wasnt it great to see Soderling finally get his result against Federer? I watched BGT last night and I have to say that I was not that interested in any of the acts save one. Now you may not be surprised to know that the gentleman who I would say interested me was the balding bouncer from Birmingham. Pity he didnt go through:hearts::hearts:. And what do you make of the scandal surrounding the Duchess of York????:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I thought San Stosur had thrown it all away, when she served for the match in the second set, but she proved me wrong and I'm glad she did! I was surprised when she managed to beat Justine, but for a set and a half, yesterday she was just fantastic! I'm not sure who will win, the girl who can hold it all together the best I think, I would like it to be Elena, but going on past results, that isn't going to happen! The Rafa match was a tough one, that said, I never thought Rafa was going to lose, he seemed to play well within himself, only bringing out his best tennis when he had too!:) I'm afraid I'm not a Soderling fan Macky, so for once I wanted Roger to win!

As for Fergie, sometimes I like her, sometimes I think "stupid Women". I see her poor me act, didn't go down well on US TV, it must be so hard for the poor soul, living on 20 grand a year, and in a million pound house! How does she manage to cope!:devil: Did you see BGT last night, there was a balding singer on there, who I think you might like, and he did make the final, just!

I won't be around much tomorrow Macky, as I'm off the the big City, to celebrate my Birthday! So I will have no way of knowing if my boy makes the final at RG! Even worse, my real birthday is on Sunday(I'm like the Queen, I'm having 2 this year)., and I'm going to be out for most of the day:( But if Rafa manages to win, I will consider that a great present!:):wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 3rd, 2010, 09:35 AM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I thought San Stosur had thrown it all away, when she served for the match in the second set, but she proved me wrong and I'm glad she did! I was surprised when she managed to beat Justine, but for a set and a half, yesterday she was just fantastic! I'm not sure who will win, the girl who can hold it all together the best I think, I would like it to be Elena, but going on past results, that isn't going to happen! The Rafa match was a tough one, that said, I never thought Rafa was going to lose, he seemed to play well within himself, only bringing out his best tennis when he had too!:) I'm afraid I'm not a Soderling fan Macky, so for once I wanted Roger to win!

As for Fergie, sometimes I like her, sometimes I think "stupid Women". I see her poor me act, didn't go down well on US TV, it must be so hard for the poor soul, living on 20 grand a year, and in a million pound house! How does she manage to cope!:devil: Did you see BGT last night, there was a balding singer on there, who I think you might like, and he did make the final, just!

I won't be around much tomorrow Macky, as I'm off the the big City, to celebrate my Birthday! So I will have no way of knowing if my boy makes the final at RG! Even worse, my real birthday is on Sunday(I'm like the Queen, I'm having 2 this year)., and I'm going to be out for most of the day:( But if Rafa manages to win, I will consider that a great present!:):wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:kiss::hearts:And a very happy birthday, all two of them.:hearts::hearts:So what you going to do in London, are you staying there for the weekend? I hope you get lovely presents. And yes Nadal was well within himself yesterday, although I have to say that El Magro was fantastic and really took it to him. I wouldnt say Im a great fan of Soderling either, I am just glad he finally beat Federer in a big event. Well Neil and I are off to Canada on Wednesday, Vancouver and Calgary. Looking forward to that one big time!! I did catch a little of BGT, but I had been out in the garden drinking wine and wasnt focussed on the tv!!!!!:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 3rd, 2010, 01:22 PM
Good Morning Sue:kiss::hearts:And a very happy birthday, all two of them.:hearts::hearts:So what you going to do in London, are you staying there for the weekend? I hope you get lovely presents. And yes Nadal was well within himself yesterday, although I have to say that El Magro was fantastic and really took it to him. I wouldnt say Im a great fan of Soderling either, I am just glad he finally beat Federer in a big event. Well Neil and I are off to Canada on Wednesday, Vancouver and Calgary. Looking forward to that one big time!! I did catch a little of BGT, but I had been out in the garden drinking wine and wasnt focussed on the tv!!!!!:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:We are just going down to London for the day, for a bit of shopping and we may take in a show, I shall just go with the flow on the day! The thing is I can't make up my mind, what I want to see, so I will just see where the fancy takes me! Canada sounds very exciting, is it Summer there? Because I know their Winters can be very harsh! The the big question is, will you be bringing a Mountie home with you, and if so how will you get him through Customs!!:devil::wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 4th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Hello Macky:wavey::kiss:We are just going down to London for the day, for a bit of shopping and we may take in a show, I shall just go with the flow on the day! The thing is I can't make up my mind, what I want to see, so I will just see where the fancy takes me! Canada sounds very exciting, is it Summer there? Because I know their Winters can be very harsh! The the big question is, will you be bringing a Mountie home with you, and if so how will you get him through Customs!!:devil::wavey::kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Not sure about the Mounty but I am looking forward to the trip big time.It is their summer, been to Canada a few times and I do love the country. Hey how wonderful is that with the French Open final. Schiavone and Stosur I love, blasts from the past and such competent all court players. And I told you re Rafa didnt I? Knew he would cruise through, mind you now he needs to look at Soderling and revenge in the final. Oh I do hope that you enjoy ur time in London!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 5th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Not sure about the Mounty but I am looking forward to the trip big time.It is their summer, been to Canada a few times and I do love the country. Hey how wonderful is that with the French Open final. Schiavone and Stosur I love, blasts from the past and such competent all court players. And I told you re Rafa didnt I? Knew he would cruise through, mind you now he needs to look at Soderling and revenge in the final. Oh I do hope that you enjoy ur time in London!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Had agreat day yesterday! It was so hot! Went to see Grease, really enjoyed it, I can now say I have heard Robin Cousins sing, even though I have never seen him skate, and he can really sing!:) We were all shattered when we got home, but to tired to sleep, young Kelly was still chatting away at 2.30 a.m. and this morning, she was up again before 8! I think it's going to be really hot here again today, and it seems a shame to sit in to watch tennis, but I am reaaly lookoing forward to the ladies final, and it's not often I say that about a ladies match! It will be nice to have a different winner, but I won't be saying that on Sunday!!:devil::wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 5th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Had agreat day yesterday! It was so hot! Went to see Grease, really enjoyed it, I can now say I have heard Robin Cousins sing, even though I have never seen him skate, and he can really sing!:) We were all shattered when we got home, but to tired to sleep, young Kelly was still chatting away at 2.30 a.m. and this morning, she was up again before 8! I think it's going to be really hot here again today, and it seems a shame to sit in to watch tennis, but I am reaaly lookoing forward to the ladies final, and it's not often I say that about a ladies match! It will be nice to have a different winner, but I won't be saying that on Sunday!!:devil::wavey::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:That is great that you had a good day in London. I had no idea that Robin Cousins could sing anyway, what role did he play? It is lovely here today too so a BBQ definitely on the cards. And who do you want to win today? I want Schiavone although I think it will be Stosur.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 5th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:That is great that you had a good day in London. I had no idea that Robin Cousins could sing anyway, what role did he play? It is lovely here today too so a BBQ definitely on the cards. And who do you want to win today? I want Schiavone although I think it will be Stosur.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Robin Cousins played "Teen Angel" He got a massive cheer when he came on in the second half and again at the end! I wasn't really expecting him to be very good, but he surprised me! I'm having a great day, my best pal, turned up with a Birthday cake for me, and 3 pressie's, which I'm not allowed to open till tomorrow! I know what one is because I picked it, but I have no idea what the other 2 are! I don't really mind who wins the ladies final, but Sam did put out Justine and Serena, and I guess it would be a shame if she didn't win it!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 5th, 2010, 05:32 PM
:hearts:Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Robin Cousins played "Teen Angel" He got a massive cheer when he came on in the second half and again at the end! I wasn't really expecting him to be very good, but he surprised me! I'm having a great day, my best pal, turned up with a Birthday cake for me, and 3 pressie's, which I'm not allowed to open till tomorrow! I know what one is because I picked it, but I have no idea what the other 2 are! I don't really mind who wins the ladies final, but Sam did put out Justine and Serena, and I guess it would be a shame if she didn't win it!:wavey::kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:I love you lots and hope you have a great day tomorrow. I am impressed re Cousins, really am. Did you see the final, I loved it. A great personality at last in the womens game. What a fantastic personality and player Schiavone is. What emotion, to me the best presentation ceremony since Steffi beat Hingis all those years ago. Are you watching the BGT final tonight, who is your favourite??:kiss::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 5th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:I love you lots and hope you have a great day tomorrow. I am impressed re Cousins, really am. Did you see the final, I loved it. A great personality at last in the womens game. What a fantastic personality and player Schiavone is. What emotion, to me the best presentation ceremony since Steffi beat Hingis all those years ago. Are you watching the BGT final tonight, who is your favourite??:kiss::kiss::hearts:

Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Thank you for the Birthday wishes, and I love you lots too:kiss: I only saw bits of the final, and I really thought it would go to 3 sets, but all credit to Schiavone, a worthy winner! We are watching BGT, and I have to say what a great final it's been! Loads of acts could win, but I just love Spellbound, what about you Macky? :wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Thank you for the Birthday wishes, and I love you lots too:kiss: I only saw bits of the final, and I really thought it would go to 3 sets, but all credit to Schiavone, a worthy winner! We are watching BGT, and I have to say what a great final it's been! Loads of acts could win, but I just love Spellbound, what about you Macky? :wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:And a rather dull one it is up here.Happy Birthday:bounce::kiss:.I guess you will be excited for today, I dont know for sure but I think it will be straight sets for Nadal. Hey the BGT final was actually very good. I thought it would be rubbish as it isnt really my cup of tea but the overall standard was excellent. The old lady from Scotland and a few singers were awful, but yes it was good. Spellbound were amazing athletes and were very impressive on stage. I could see them right enough as an opening act at the London Olympics!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:And a rather dull one it is up here.Happy Birthday:bounce::kiss:.I guess you will be excited for today, I dont know for sure but I think it will be straight sets for Nadal. Hey the BGT final was actually very good. I thought it would be rubbish as it isnt really my cup of tea but the overall standard was excellent. The old lady from Scotland and a few singers were awful, but yes it was good. Spellbound were amazing athletes and were very impressive on stage. I could see them right enough as an opening act at the London Olympics!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning:wavey::kiss: It's really dull at the moment here too, but so far I'm having a great day! Thank you for the birthday wishes:), I have had some wonderful pressie's and cards, I'm a lucky girl! I'm really scared for Rafa this afternoon, I think Soderling, may well win:sad: Spellbound were just amazing, and they deserved to win! I've just been outside my house, and my best pal, has put bunting and balloons all over the place, I think it's going to be a crazy day!!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Good Morning:wavey::kiss: It's really dull at the moment here too, but so far I'm having a great day! Thank you for the birthday wishes:), I have had some wonderful pressie's and cards, I'm a lucky girl! I'm really scared for Rafa this afternoon, I think Soderling, may well win:sad: Spellbound were just amazing, and they deserved to win! I've just been outside my house, and my best pal, has put bunting and balloons all over the place, I think it's going to be a crazy day!!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Sounds like it is going to be a real fun day for you so enjoy. Are you doing anything nice food wise or are you being taken out and treated? I am so thrilled at all the positive coverage the Schiavone win has gotten in the proper broadsheet newspapers. Great for the game. I cant see Soderling winning but then again he may well be to Nadal what Panatta was to Borg. After all Adriano was the only player ever to beat Borg at Roland Garros- twice!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Sue:wavey::kiss:Sounds like it is going to be a real fun day for you so enjoy. Are you doing anything nice food wise or are you being taken out and treated? I am so thrilled at all the positive coverage the Schiavone win has gotten in the proper broadsheet newspapers. Great for the game. I cant see Soderling winning but then again he may well be to Nadal what Panatta was to Borg. After all Adriano was the only player ever to beat Borg at Roland Garros- twice!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: The plan was a lovely late afternoon meal in a pub garden, but I think that might change! I hope you are right, and Rafa wins with ease, weather wise it doesn't sound to clever in Frace either:( I always think it spoils a final, when you are on and off for rain!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: The plan was a lovely late afternoon meal in a pub garden, but I think that might change! I hope you are right, and Rafa wins with ease, weather wise it doesn't sound to clever in Frace either:( I always think it spoils a final, when you are on and off for rain!:wavey::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Funny I had thought it was supposed to be sweltering in Paris this afternoon?? I am not sure now re Nadal. If it starts easily in the first I think he will walk it but if it goes to 4 or 5 sets I am not so sure. Soderling may be on fire but he will have to be more proactive than he was in last years final. A pub garden sounds good to me but then again staying in and watching the final appeals more to me. Ah well I am busy for two days at work and then after work Tuesday travelling down for the night in Glasgow before flying out to Canada.:):):kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Funny I had thought it was supposed to be sweltering in Paris this afternoon?? I am not sure now re Nadal. If it starts easily in the first I think he will walk it but if it goes to 4 or 5 sets I am not so sure. Soderling may be on fire but he will have to be more proactive than he was in last years final. A pub garden sounds good to me but then again staying in and watching the final appeals more to me. Ah well I am busy for two days at work and then after work Tuesday travelling down for the night in Glasgow before flying out to Canada.:):):kiss::hearts:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: It was a straight sets win for Rafa, you were right!:)He saved his best tennis for the final, Soderling didn't play badly, Rafa just played so well! I was so happy for him, and when he cried into his towel at the end of the match, it just shows you how much it means to him! Don't work to hard Macky, speak soon:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: It was a straight sets win for Rafa, you were right!:)He saved his best tennis for the final, Soderling didn't play badly, Rafa just played so well! I was so happy for him, and when he cried into his towel at the end of the match, it just shows you how much it means to him! Don't work to hard Macky, speak soon:wavey::kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Rafa was amazing in that final. I dont know what more Soderling could have done to win the match. Hey how great, your birthday and Nadal winning the French all in one day. Did you see the BBC coverage of the womens final yesterday? Andy Castle asking Barker how she celebrated the famous win of 76. She stated she got a flight back home to Heathrow. Imagine winning a GS and then finishing your day there??:sad:I have to say that I am so glad that our holiday starts from Glasgow and that we are giving Heathrow a miss. Cant stand it Sue.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Rafa was amazing in that final. I dont know what more Soderling could have done to win the match. Hey how great, your birthday and Nadal winning the French all in one day. Did you see the BBC coverage of the womens final yesterday? Andy Castle asking Barker how she celebrated the famous win of 76. She stated she got a flight back home to Heathrow. Imagine winning a GS and then finishing your day there??:sad:I have to say that I am so glad that our holiday starts from Glasgow and that we are giving Heathrow a miss. Cant stand it Sue.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've just pigged out on the hugest piece of Birthday Cake ever! Still you only get one Birthday a year don't you! Rafa was just brilliant wasn't he, I felt all tournament, he played well within himself, I guess he was saving his best for today! What about the reports of Christine Bleakley going to ITV! I thought of you when I read it, because the rumour was she would be getting Sue's job, fronting the 2012 Olympic's! Although I don'think she knows anything about sport, but then that has never stopped them before! I think Sue does a great job, and it would be a shame to see her go!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I've just pigged out on the hugest piece of Birthday Cake ever! Still you only get one Birthday a year don't you! Rafa was just brilliant wasn't he, I felt all tournament, he played well within himself, I guess he was saving his best for today! What about the reports of Christine Bleakley going to ITV! I thought of you when I read it, because the rumour was she would be getting Sue's job, fronting the 2012 Olympic's! Although I don'think she knows anything about sport, but then that has never stopped them before! I think Sue does a great job, and it would be a shame to see her go!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Christine Bleakely over Barker? What a joke that would be and would make us a laughing stock. I know Sue didnt achieve what she should but she was a world class sportsperson... I think it is great that Nadal won and all I could think was that you would be so happy on your birthday!!!He is an all time great.:worship:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 07:45 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:Christine Bleakely over Barker? What a joke that would be and would make us a laughing stock. I know Sue didnt achieve what she should but she was a world class sportsperson... I think it is great that Nadal won and all I could think was that you would be so happy on your birthday!!!He is an all time great.:worship:

Macky:wavey::kiss: If she is going to ITV, it won't be happening Macky! The BBC does seem to go for looks over substance these days, which is such a shame. Sue does a great job, I often think she handles the other sporting events, better than she does Wimbledon, and she does a fine job there! Rafa is back to World No. 1 now Macky! What a difference a year makes!:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 6th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Macky:wavey::kiss: If she is going to ITV, it won't be happening Macky! The BBC does seem to go for looks over substance these days, which is such a shame. Sue does a great job, I often think she handles the other sporting events, better than she does Wimbledon, and she does a fine job there! Rafa is back to World No. 1 now Macky! What a difference a year makes!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Just shows what a great player Rafa is. I never thought he would be back and so dominant after his performances at the US Open and the Masters. But that is a measure of his genius. And imagine the greatness of now having won the same amount of GS as Wilander and McEnroe. And if he stays injury free there will be so many more to come. I think he is the greatest I have ever seen on clay for sure. I didnt see enough of Borg at his peak on clay but I would say that he and Rafa and Evert are the greatest clay court players of all time:worship::worship::worship:

chrissiefan
Jun 6th, 2010, 08:33 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:Just shows what a great player Rafa is. I never thought he would be back and so dominant after his performances at the US Open and the Masters. But that is a measure of his genius. And imagine the greatness of now having won the same amount of GS as Wilander and McEnroe. And if he stays injury free there will be so many more to come. I think he is the greatest I have ever seen on clay for sure. I didnt see enough of Borg at his peak on clay but I would say that he and Rafa and Evert are the greatest clay court players of all time:worship::worship::worship:

Macky:wavey::kiss:I don't think Wilander is a Rafa fan, so that must be hard for him to take! At the Open and the Masters, Uncle Toni, was working on changing Rafa's game, and I think this is an ongoing project! The aim being to make Rafa more aggressive, and take the strain away from Rafa's knee's! Whatever he's doing, it seems to be working! Uncle Toni really likes the Murray serve, and Rafa is tring to improve his. I think it says alot about Rafa that he is working so hard to change a winning game, and about the respect he has for his Uncle!

calou
Jun 7th, 2010, 09:34 AM
This is great that Nadal won ,he's my Fav.
Very happy for Francesca Shiavone and for Italian people.I'm living in a city where many residents're initialy from Italia.Italians're our cousins

chrissiefan
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:33 AM
This is great that Nadal won ,he's my Fav.
Very happy for Francesca Shiavone and for Italian people.I'm living in a city where many residents're initialy from Italia.Italians're our cousins

Hi I so wanted Rafa to win! He was just briliant all tournament. Francesca, played the final really well, and fully deserved her victory!;)

chrissiefan
Jun 8th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Hi Macky! Don't know if you will get time to see this, I know you are very busy today, but I hope you and Neil have a wonderful time in Canada! Travel safe, and tell me all about it, when you get back! Hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Hi Macky! Don't know if you will get time to see this, I know you are very busy today, but I hope you and Neil have a wonderful time in Canada! Travel safe, and tell me all about it, when you get back! Hugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:How are you my lovely? We got back from Canada this morning and of course have lost a nights sleep so I am flagging at the moment. On the many plus sides it was a fantastic holiday. We started of in Whistler, then on to Vancouver, followed by Keloyna and Banff. All the stops were beautiful and of course the scenery was breathtaking. I thought I had seen it all but British Columbia is exceptional. Of course it reminded me of Scotland but on a much much larger scale. In fact driving home today made Scotland look very tame after Canada. Hey what a great match Baltacha played today to take a set from Stosur. And I hear Rafa seeded 2? How are you anyway, what you been up to??:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:43 PM
This is great that Nadal won ,he's my Fav.
Very happy for Francesca Shiavone and for Italian people.I'm living in a city where many residents're initialy from Italia.Italians're our cousins

I know I am a bit late in replying to this but the Schiavone victory has lit up womens tennis IMO. What a boost to the game in Western Europe and wouldnt it be great if it led to an explosion in the Italian womens game??

calou
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:How are you my lovely? We got back from Canada this morning and of course have lost a nights sleep so I am flagging at the moment. On the many plus sides it was a fantastic holiday. We started of in Whistler, then on to Vancouver, followed by Keloyna and Banff. All the stops were beautiful and of course the scenery was breathtaking. I thought I had seen it all but British Columbia is exceptional. Of course it reminded me of Scotland but on a much much larger scale. In fact driving home today made Scotland look very tame after Canada. Hey what a great match Baltacha played today to take a set from Stosur. And I hear Rafa seeded 2? How are you anyway, what you been up to??:kiss::hearts:

Did you visit Lake Louise and Spirit Island ?Went to Canada In the early 90's and i agree it's a beautiful country ,we visited British Columbia and Alberta in camper.That was a wonderful holiday ,great memories:)

iainmac
Jun 18th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Did you visit Lake Louise and Spirit Island ?Went to Canada In the early 90's and i agree it's a beautiful country ,we visited British Columbia and Alberta in camper.That was a wonderful holiday ,great memories:)

Calou:wavey:My partner had been before and had told me that it was spectacular. But it so exceeded my expectations it really did. It was awesome.Went to Lake Louise and it is beautiful, didnt make Spirit Island. Did you do Keloyna, it is one of the most idyllic spots I have ever stayed in. And have to say that Vancouver in the sunshine is the equal in beauty of Sydney to which it is similar. And I loved the food as well, such beautiful products that are of course locally sourced. There meats and fruits are to die for. Had to say I had elk and buffalo to eat in Banff and it was beautiful. And some of my type of gay men in Vancouver, manly,bearded. biker types who were great company out on Davie Street for a fine cigar!!!:):):)

calou
Jun 19th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Calou:wavey:My partner had been before and had told me that it was spectacular. But it so exceeded my expectations it really did. It was awesome.Went to Lake Louise and it is beautiful, didnt make Spirit Island. Did you do Keloyna, it is one of the most idyllic spots I have ever stayed in. And have to say that Vancouver in the sunshine is the equal in beauty of Sydney to which it is similar. And I loved the food as well, such beautiful products that are of course locally sourced. There meats and fruits are to die for. Had to say I had elk and buffalo to eat in Banff and it was beautiful. And some of my type of gay men in Vancouver, manly,bearded. biker types who were great company out on Davie Street for a fine cigar!!!:):):)

Yes i remember Kelowna where we spent an exciting day,we rent a boat and have done water skiing on the Okanagan lake :)Went to Vancouver's Island, it's very British;)This summer we'll visit the Maritimes provinces.Canada's such a beautiful country ,Canadians are very friendly especially our cousins Quebecois:)

iainmac
Jun 20th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Yes i remember Kelowna where we spent an exciting day,we rent a boat and have done water skiing on the Okanagan lake :)Went to Vancouver's Island, it's very British;)This summer we'll visit the Maritimes provinces.Canada's such a beautiful country ,Canadians are very friendly especially our cousins Quebecois:)

:wavey:Glad that you enjoyed it and that you managed to fit in Kelowna as it is so beautiful and not enough spoken about. Mind you I feel the Canadians are keeping it a secret as their own little beauty spot!!!!Oh I love Quebec and the people there. Spent a few weeks there and Montreal a few years back. There in the dead of winter, and Quebec City in the snow is one of the prettiest sites in the world. Stayed at the Hilton which you probably know is next to the Quebecois Parliament and near the Falls Of Abraham. Great city. Martina was on the Andrew Marr show this morning which is the main news review programme in Britain on a Sunday morning. She was looking well I have to say.

calou
Jun 21st, 2010, 01:29 PM
:wavey:Glad that you enjoyed it and that you managed to fit in Kelowna as it is so beautiful and not enough spoken about. Mind you I feel the Canadians are keeping it a secret as their own little beauty spot!!!!Oh I love Quebec and the people there. Spent a few weeks there and Montreal a few years back. There in the dead of winter, and Quebec City in the snow is one of the prettiest sites in the world. Stayed at the Hilton which you probably know is next to the Quebecois Parliament and near the Falls Of Abraham. Great city. Martina was on the Andrew Marr show this morning which is the main news review programme in Britain on a Sunday morning. She was looking well I have to say.

i wrote about Martina on "Martina admiration thread " after Roland Garros,she was also looking well.I think she needs an hair-cut ..;)

iainmac
Jun 21st, 2010, 03:39 PM
i wrote about Martina on "Martina admiration thread " after Roland Garros,she was also looking well.I think she needs an hair-cut ..;)

:wavey:I didnt catch the whole interview but she was saying that she was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Dont know when or for what charity but hey how brave is that. She also spoke eloquently re the non acceptable nature of health care funding in the United States. You know she has the passion and intelligence to make a great fringe politician. I dont see her ever fitting into a political party, but as an independent what a star she would be. Have you watched Federer today? My god so near defeat, and I couldnt believe how well Falla played and how indecisive Roger was. And I cant believe that Cilic has gone out this early, to Florian I think. And Davydenko near defeat, my god this Wimbledon is sure starting out well. Come on Laura, about to take on Jankovic!!!!

calou
Jun 21st, 2010, 05:36 PM
:wavey:I didnt catch the whole interview but she was saying that she was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Dont know when or for what charity but hey how brave is that. She also spoke eloquently re the non acceptable nature of health care funding in the United States. You know she has the passion and intelligence to make a great fringe politician. I dont see her ever fitting into a political party, but as an independent what a star she would be. Have you watched Federer today? My god so near defeat, and I couldnt believe how well Falla played and how indecisive Roger was. And I cant believe that Cilic has gone out this early, to Florian I think. And Davydenko near defeat, my god this Wimbledon is sure starting out well. Come on Laura, about to take on Jankovic!!!!

:wavey:She plans to climb Kili in December and it's for Laureus. I watched Federer and he din't play well but he's a champion and managed the critical points. He remembered me a Borg's early round in the 80's against Amitraj .Fortunately there's Wimbledon ,it's distracted me from soccer .French team is the shame of our country ,we're ridiculous to the world:devil:

iainmac
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:55 AM
:wavey:She plans to climb Kili in December and it's for Laureus. I watched Federer and he din't play well but he's a champion and managed the critical points. He remembered me a Borg's early round in the 80's against Amitraj .Fortunately there's Wimbledon ,it's distracted me from soccer .French team is the shame of our country ,we're ridiculous to the world:devil:

:wavey:I have to say that I think the behaviour of your national team is a disgrace to France. However the French public do not suffer fools gladly and I am sure that they will pay for this attitude. To me all the major teams are struggling because of the prima donna attitude of its stars. Due to that I think we could have a very unexpected winner from a smaller country this year. Federer did what he had to do to come back, but man did he leave it to the last minute!!!!Good programme on Centre yesterday, Laura Robson played really well. And I love cute little Olly Rochus:hearts::hearts: and he made a good showing of himself.

chrissiefan
Jun 25th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:How are you my lovely? We got back from Canada this morning and of course have lost a nights sleep so I am flagging at the moment. On the many plus sides it was a fantastic holiday. We started of in Whistler, then on to Vancouver, followed by Keloyna and Banff. All the stops were beautiful and of course the scenery was breathtaking. I thought I had seen it all but British Columbia is exceptional. Of course it reminded me of Scotland but on a much much larger scale. In fact driving home today made Scotland look very tame after Canada. Hey what a great match Baltacha played today to take a set from Stosur. And I hear Rafa seeded 2? How are you anyway, what you been up to??:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::wavey::kiss: I didn't know you were back! It sounds like you had a fantastic time, and look at the weather you brought back with you, it's hot, hot, hot!:)I'm helping Emma pack for London, she is off later today, for the finals of the accounting competion, tomorrow, so here's wishing her and her 2 team-mates the best of luck! You had to make the top 12, to make the finals, so they have already done really well, so anything now is a bonus. They are off to see "We Will Rock you Tonight" which is a fantastic show, collage have paid for them to stay overnight in London, and they intend to make the most of it!!

Wimbledon has been brilliant so far! I thought Roger was really lucky to get through the first round, Falla played some fantastic tennis! I'm not surprised about Davydenko, he has only just come back from injury, and I think Wimbldon was just to soon for him. I'm not even going to mention, the British Women, apart from Robson and Watson, they are just not worth talking about:( Did you see the Rafa match yesterday, I was really really worried! Haase was outstanding, and would have beaten many players, that boy is going to be a star! Thankfully Rafa was playing well, but I don't want too many matches like that, but Rafa has a horrible draw, so I think I'll just have to get use to it!

I've been watching the World Cup, and I have to say England have been pretty bad. We had such an easy group, and we have really not played well. We have to really step it up on Sunday, or we will be on the plane home! Argentina, are my tip to win! They can't defend, so Deigo, just plays 6 strikers! That's my kind of football!

iainmac
Jun 25th, 2010, 09:20 AM
Good Morning Macky:wavey::wavey::kiss: I didn't know you were back! It sounds like you had a fantastic time, and look at the weather you brought back with you, it's hot, hot, hot!:)I'm helping Emma pack for London, she is off later today, for the finals of the accounting competion, tomorrow, so here's wishing her and her 2 team-mates the best of luck! You had to make the top 12, to make the finals, so they have already done really well, so anything now is a bonus. They are off to see "We Will Rock you Tonight" which is a fantastic show, collage have paid for them to stay overnight in London, and they intend to make the most of it!!

Wimbledon has been brilliant so far! I thought Roger was really lucky to get through the first round, Falla played some fantastic tennis! I'm not surprised about Davydenko, he has only just come back from injury, and I think Wimbldon was just to soon for him. I'm not even going to mention, the British Women, apart from Robson and Watson, they are just not worth talking about:( Did you see the Rafa match yesterday, I was really really worried! Haase was outstanding, and would have beaten many players, that boy is going to be a star! Thankfully Rafa was playing well, but I don't want too many matches like that, but Rafa has a horrible draw, so I think I'll just have to get use to it!

I've been watching the World Cup, and I have to say England have been pretty bad. We had such an easy group, and we have really not played well. We have to really step it up on Sunday, or we will be on the plane home! Argentina, are my tip to win! They can't defend, so Deigo, just plays 6 strikers! That's my kind of football!

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:great to hear from you. Glad all is well. That is great for Emma to get a night out in London before the competition. Give her good lucks from me. I really do think this has been the best Wimbledon I can remember in the first week. That famous match with Isner and Mahut, Federer and Nadal classic encounters etc etc. Haase is great isnt he but I feel that he may never be more than top hundred as I think he is very inconsistent. Wasnt it great to see the Queen at Wimbledon yesterday? What a great reception she got from the crowds and the line up of great players to see her was fantastic as well. Did you see how long she yapped to BJK????:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jun 25th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:great to hear from you. Glad all is well. That is great for Emma to get a night out in London before the competition. Give her good lucks from me. I really do think this has been the best Wimbledon I can remember in the first week. That famous match with Isner and Mahut, Federer and Nadal classic encounters etc etc. Haase is great isnt he but I feel that he may never be more than top hundred as I think he is very inconsistent. Wasnt it great to see the Queen at Wimbledon yesterday? What a great reception she got from the crowds and the line up of great players to see her was fantastic as well. Did you see how long she yapped to BJK????:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: I put Emma on the train for London a short while ago, how 1 young lady, needs so much stuff for one night away is beyond me! Do you remember Brenda, from Series 2 of XF, she had a fantastic voice, and that year I wanted her to win, she has just joined the cast of "We will Rock You"! Kelly is going to be so miffed when she finds out!

It was nice to see the Queen at Wimbledon yesterday, even though I know she doesn't like tennis, and probably couldn't wait to get back to the Palace!:devil: It was good to see Martina looking so well, and I think BJK, could talk a hind leg off a Donkey! It was a shame Rafa didn't get to meet the Queen, and I know he was dissapointed, but as she only goes 33 years betwwen visits, maybe next time!:) I'm off to go and watch some of Hewitt/Monfils, and the Brazil game, and try to do the ironing at the same time! At times it's hard to know how us women cope!!:devil: It's good to have you back Macky:wavey::kiss::kiss:

iainmac
Jun 27th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: I put Emma on the train for London a short while ago, how 1 young lady, needs so much stuff for one night away is beyond me! Do you remember Brenda, from Series 2 of XF, she had a fantastic voice, and that year I wanted her to win, she has just joined the cast of "We will Rock You"! Kelly is going to be so miffed when she finds out!

It was nice to see the Queen at Wimbledon yesterday, even though I know she doesn't like tennis, and probably couldn't wait to get back to the Palace!:devil: It was good to see Martina looking so well, and I think BJK, could talk a hind leg off a Donkey! It was a shame Rafa didn't get to meet the Queen, and I know he was dissapointed, but as she only goes 33 years betwwen visits, maybe next time!:) I'm off to go and watch some of Hewitt/Monfils, and the Brazil game, and try to do the ironing at the same time! At times it's hard to know how us women cope!!:devil: It's good to have you back Macky:wavey::kiss::kiss:

Good Afternoon my lovely Sue:wavey::kiss:or is that bad afternoon my fellow Brit? England were totally hammered werent they? Ah well another time, at least you have a team good enough to qualify unlike us. How did Emma get on with her competition and did she enjoy the musical? Hey how smooth does Murray look so far Sue, although I have to say maybe too smooth. Rafa is struggling more than a bit on the grass isnt he??

chrissiefan
Jun 27th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Good Afternoon my lovely Sue:wavey::kiss:or is that bad afternoon my fellow Brit? England were totally hammered werent they? Ah well another time, at least you have a team good enough to qualify unlike us. How did Emma get on with her competition and did she enjoy the musical? Hey how smooth does Murray look so far Sue, although I have to say maybe too smooth. Rafa is struggling more than a bit on the grass isnt he??

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: England were dreadful, just dreadful. But saying that, we should have gone in 2-2 at half time:(. That might have made it a different game, although I doubt that. Germany were a class apart, and congratulations to them, they deserved to win! Rafa has a horrble draw, and I really don't see him winning the Championship. He is having touble with his right knee, and is going for treatment, after Wimbledon, he has already pulled out of the DC, in the hope he will be fit for the US Open:(

Emma had a great time in London! They find out in a week's time how they got on, but to get into the top 12, is really good going!:wavey::kiss:

Miranda
Jun 28th, 2010, 04:47 AM
iainmac :D

its good that you are back, coz I need you to talk with me about BBM :lol::bounce::lol:

iainmac
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: England were dreadful, just dreadful. But saying that, we should have gone in 2-2 at half time:(. That might have made it a different game, although I doubt that. Germany were a class apart, and congratulations to them, they deserved to win! Rafa has a horrble draw, and I really don't see him winning the Championship. He is having touble with his right knee, and is going for treatment, after Wimbledon, he has already pulled out of the DC, in the hope he will be fit for the US Open:(

Emma had a great time in London! They find out in a week's time how they got on, but to get into the top 12, is really good going!:wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont think the England second goal would have made any difference at all to be honest. Not in the same class as Germany. Of course in Scotland there is rejoicing but it is not from anti English sentiment as much as the biasdness of the English media that puts us off up here. I think it is great that Emma is top 12, and cool that she enjoyed the show. Well unfortunately I am working virtually all day being on call etc, so I wont see much of the tennis. I didnt realise Rafa was injured again. If that is genuine then no I cant see him winning the title. What great womens matches today with Sharapova v Williams S and Henin v Clijsters. I kind of for a change would rather Justine won, much as I love Kim. She and Serena are the greatest players since Hingis, Seles and Graf so it is only fitting she should bag Wimbledon at some point.:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:32 AM
iainmac :D

its good that you are back, coz I need you to talk with me about BBM :lol::bounce::lol:

Miranda:wavey::kiss:I so love the film and all its magic. So I am glad to be here to discuss that with you.:hearts:

Miranda
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Miranda:wavey::kiss:I so love the film and all its magic. So I am glad to be here to discuss that with you.:hearts:
yeah, thank you so much, please visit Selestial's thread when you are free, all my BBM stuff are written there:lol::bounce::lol::bounce:

iainmac
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:42 AM
yeah, thank you so much, please visit Selestial's thread when you are free, all my BBM stuff are written there:lol::bounce::lol::bounce:

Miranda:wavey:I have been there and read what you have posted and it makes for fascinating reading. You have a real in depth love and understanding for the film and its emotions.:kiss::hearts:

Miranda
Jun 28th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Miranda:wavey:I have been there and read what you have posted and it makes for fascinating reading. You have a real in depth love and understanding for the film and its emotions.:kiss::hearts:
thank you so much, I am not bright, so I have to read the original fiction of BBM and re-watch the dvd many times in order to get a better idea of what actually is going on.

see you there :lol:

chrissiefan
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I dont think the England second goal would have made any difference at all to be honest. Not in the same class as Germany. Of course in Scotland there is rejoicing but it is not from anti English sentiment as much as the biasdness of the English media that puts us off up here. I think it is great that Emma is top 12, and cool that she enjoyed the show. Well unfortunately I am working virtually all day being on call etc, so I wont see much of the tennis. I didnt realise Rafa was injured again. If that is genuine then no I cant see him winning the title. What great womens matches today with Sharapova v Williams S and Henin v Clijsters. I kind of for a change would rather Justine won, much as I love Kim. She and Serena are the greatest players since Hingis, Seles and Graf so it is only fitting she should bag Wimbledon at some point.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:I agree England were outplayed, and that the best team won, but that goal should have been allowed to stand! I want Kim to win today, as for the Maria/ Serena match, I think I will find out after the game! The noise level will be just amazing! Rafa has had the injury since Miami, and had treatment after MC, so I can't see him winning the tournament, or getting much further really:sad: I think Andy will have a tough match today, I hope to be able to catch some of it!:wavey::kiss:

calou
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Miranda:wavey::kiss:I so love the film and all its magic. So I am glad to be here to discuss that with you.:hearts:

it's such a moving film,i always cry at the end,remember me the death of a friend.He was anesthesiologist like me ,in the closet and was murdered by a military man in public toilets . Jean,we'll never forget you :sad:

calou
Jun 28th, 2010, 01:15 PM
:wavey:You can see past champions's pics on Facebook.They're on Lucia Romanov-Stark 's wall:)

Miranda
Jun 29th, 2010, 01:35 AM
it's such a moving film,i always cry at the end,remember me the death of a friend.He was anesthesiologist like me ,in the closet and was murdered by a military man in public toilets . Jean,we'll never forget you :sad:
calou, I am so sorry for your friend, how come there are such heartless people who murdered people who just do not love the opposite sex but harmless to them? They are really evil and should be sent to hell. May your friend rest in heaven peacefully and happily:hug::smooch:

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:03 AM
thank you so much, I am not bright, so I have to read the original fiction of BBM and re-watch the dvd many times in order to get a better idea of what actually is going on.

see you there :lol:

:):wavey:The original story is actually a very short story from Annie Proux and I read it among many others that are set in her part of Canada. It dosent go into the depth of the film but is fascinating all the same. Hope you are enjoying Wimbledon???

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Hi Macky:wavey::kiss:I agree England were outplayed, and that the best team won, but that goal should have been allowed to stand! I want Kim to win today, as for the Maria/ Serena match, I think I will find out after the game! The noise level will be just amazing! Rafa has had the injury since Miami, and had treatment after MC, so I can't see him winning the tournament, or getting much further really:sad: I think Andy will have a tough match today, I hope to be able to catch some of it!:wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well what a climax we are building towards at Wimbledon. Hey I cant wait for today and the mens quarters, what great matches.I am sure that Murray will win if he plays as he has in the first 4 rounds, but if he goes into defensive mode against a bear like Tsonga he could be for it. As for Rafa, how do you see that going today? And what an amazing day yesterday, who would have imagined a womens semi between Pironkova and Zvonareva? And Kivitova in a Wimbledon semifinal??:confused::confused::kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:09 AM
it's such a moving film,i always cry at the end,remember me the death of a friend.He was anesthesiologist like me ,in the closet and was murdered by a military man in public toilets . Jean,we'll never forget you :sad:

:wavey:That is awful oh poor man. What I would like to know is what the military man was doing there anyway? Sounds like he was a closet homosexual himself who took his suppressed anger and guilt out on your colleague. That is awful to hear about. Great you still remember him.:)

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:10 AM
:wavey:You can see past champions's pics on Facebook.They're on Lucia Romanov-Stark 's wall:)

:wavey:Thanks for that will have a look. Is Lucia Romanov married to Johnathan Stack the ex player then??

Miranda
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:18 AM
:):wavey:The original story is actually a very short story from Annie Proux and I read it among many others that are set in her part of Canada. It dosent go into the depth of the film but is fascinating all the same. Hope you are enjoying Wimbledon???

yes its a very short story, but given my poor English, I spent quite some time for finishing it as i need my dictionary :lol:

its fascinating, coz its unbelievable for me that the shortest words from Annie contain the deepest sentiments, she is a genius:worship:

and the love between Ennis and Jack is even more deep and intense in the fiction than in the movie, i was deeply stunned and touched by their never ending love and cried for, i don't remember, countless times whenever i watch the dvd/read the story on the parts about their last meeting/dozy embrace/2 in 1 shirts :bigcry::bigcry:

wimbledon? I am watching but may be won't be enjoying until today coz rafa may be beaten by powerful Solderling:tape::help:

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:20 AM
I think Rafa will win

chrissiefan
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:42 AM
[QUOTE=iainmac;18079433]Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well what a climax we are building towards at Wimbledon. Hey I cant wait for today and the mens quarters, what great matches.I am sure that Murray will win if he plays as he has in the first 4 rounds, but if he goes into defensive mode against a bear like Tsonga he could be for it. As for Rafa, how do you see that going today? And what an amazing day yesterday, who would have imagined a womens semi between Pironkova and Zvonareva? And Kivitova in a Wimbledon semifinal??:confused::confused::kiss::hearts:[/QUOTE

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I was really dissapointed yesterday, I thought Kim just threw that match away! Well played to Vera though, but I must admit I've lost interest in the Women's championship now! There are going to be some really tough matches today! I must say I really like watching JW play. But with him you never know who is going to turn up! If it's close, I think Andy will be in trouble, he had a big wobble in the first set on Monday,and was lucky to win it in the end. I fear for Rafa today, I think Soderling could well beat him today, but I know my boy won't give up without a fight! On paper Novak has the easiest match, but who knows what goes on in that guy's head! I have shorty's Sports day, this afternoon, so I may well miss the first 2 matches:devil::kiss::kiss:

Miranda
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:44 AM
[it in the end. I fear for Rafa today, I think Soderling could well beat him today, but I know my boy won't give up without a fight! On paper Novak has the easiest match, but who knows what goes on in that guy's head! I have shorty's Sports day, this afternoon, so I may well miss the first 2 matches:devil::kiss::kiss:
great taste, chrissiefan, rafa is the best:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:32 PM
[QUOTE=iainmac;18079433]Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Well what a climax we are building towards at Wimbledon. Hey I cant wait for today and the mens quarters, what great matches.I am sure that Murray will win if he plays as he has in the first 4 rounds, but if he goes into defensive mode against a bear like Tsonga he could be for it. As for Rafa, how do you see that going today? And what an amazing day yesterday, who would have imagined a womens semi between Pironkova and Zvonareva? And Kivitova in a Wimbledon semifinal??:confused::confused::kiss::hearts:[/QUOTE

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I was really dissapointed yesterday, I thought Kim just threw that match away! Well played to Vera though, but I must admit I've lost interest in the Women's championship now! There are going to be some really tough matches today! I must say I really like watching JW play. But with him you never know who is going to turn up! If it's close, I think Andy will be in trouble, he had a big wobble in the first set on Monday,and was lucky to win it in the end. I fear for Rafa today, I think Soderling could well beat him today, but I know my boy won't give up without a fight! On paper Novak has the easiest match, but who knows what goes on in that guy's head! I have shorty's Sports day, this afternoon, so I may well miss the first 2 matches:devil::kiss::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey:Oh I know the womens event has taken a bizarre turn. Hey the British boy Golding has beaten the top seed in the boys singles. How cool is that? So when does the sports day get underway, or are you there already??:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:33 PM
great taste, chrissiefan, rafa is the best:kiss::hearts:

Miranda:wavey:You will get on well with Sue, she loves Nadal and is ardently supporting him always!!!!:hearts:

calou
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:42 PM
:wavey:That is awful oh poor man. What I would like to know is what the military man was doing there anyway? Sounds like he was a closet homosexual himself who took his suppressed anger and guilt out on your colleague. That is awful to hear about. Great you still remember him.:)
It was more than 30 years ago.I was a student in anesthesia and worked with Jean in a cardiac surgery hospital.Nobody knew he was gay,but i had some doubts (feminine intuition? ).At a party we danced all evening and after he disappeared .
He was accidentally knifed (self defense said the guy ) one June's night .These toilets were well-knowned to be used by Gay,and they were destroyed after:devil:
About Wimbledon ,glad to see new women names but i would be surprised if one of them win the trophy .I think Murray's too good for Tsonga and hope Rafa'll win:)

iainmac
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:49 PM
It was more than 30 years ago.I was a student in anesthesia and worked with Jean in a cardiac surgery hospital.Nobody knew he was gay,but i had some doubts (feminine intuition? ).At a party we danced all evening and after he disappeared .
He was accidentally knifed (self defense said the guy ) one June's night .These toilets were well-knowned to be used by Gay,and they were destroyed after:devil:
About Wimbledon ,glad to see new women names but i would be surprised if one of them win the trophy .I think Murray's too good for Tsonga and hope Rafa'll win:)

:wavey:That is really sad re Jean. What awful luck to be there at the same time as an obviously dangerous man. As I said it is great that you remember her so fondly. As for the tennis I would be amazed if Serena didnt win the title, although I do think it is positive for the game to have others than the Williams in the semis all the time. The French Open is a classic example of how much more exciting the event became. Rafa will struggle I think as the grass courts are so fast because of all the hot weather. For that reason I expect Berdych and Tsonga to win as well, although obviously I want Murray to win. Its been a long time since Fred Perry!!!!!:lol::lol:

chrissiefan
Jun 30th, 2010, 06:36 PM
great taste, chrissiefan, rafa is the best:kiss::hearts:

Hello:wavey: I'm a huge Rafa fan, on and off the court! He's such a Gentleman and acts with such class, and he will fight to the very last point! What's not to love:)

chrissiefan
Jun 30th, 2010, 06:50 PM
[QUOTE=chrissiefan;18079532]

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey:Oh I know the womens event has taken a bizarre turn. Hey the British boy Golding has beaten the top seed in the boys singles. How cool is that? So when does the sports day get underway, or are you there already??:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: Didn't Andy do well!(I sound just lke Brucie), he really surprised me today, thats the best I have seen him play in ages! What was JW thinking in the second set tie-break:eek:, what a shocker that was, that was a school-boy mistake! It was really match over after that! So pleased for Rafa today, I was expecting a 5 setter, so pleased that he got through in 4, I just can't take to Soderling, I'm glad I missed most of the first set, because they said on the tv, he was brilliant in it! Novak had an easy time as expected, and I'm not surprised Roger lost, he lost to a guy who on his day, can beat anyone! Great to see the British boy, won, but can he back it up, that is the question!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 1st, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: Didn't Andy do well!(I sound just lke Brucie), he really surprised me today, thats the best I have seen him play in ages! What was JW thinking in the second set tie-break:eek:, what a shocker that was, that was a school-boy mistake! It was really match over after that! So pleased for Rafa today, I was expecting a 5 setter, so pleased that he got through in 4, I just can't take to Soderling, I'm glad I missed most of the first set, because they said on the tv, he was brilliant in it! Novak had an easy time as expected, and I'm not surprised Roger lost, he lost to a guy who on his day, can beat anyone! Great to see the British boy, won, but can he back it up, that is the question!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I am thrilled by Murray. For touch and variety that is the best I have ever seen him play. I think he can sustain it and I am sure it will be he and Berdych in the final. We so need him to win. Its been shockingly long since Perry, Wade, Barker, Jones et al. And it will restore to Britain some pride, although I suspect we will claim the majority of the credit up here in Scotland!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 1st, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I am thrilled by Murray. For touch and variety that is the best I have ever seen him play. I think he can sustain it and I am sure it will be he and Berdych in the final. We so need him to win. Its been shockingly long since Perry, Wade, Barker, Jones et al. And it will restore to Britain some pride, although I suspect we will claim the majority of the credit up here in Scotland!!!!:kiss::hearts::kiss::hearts:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I think both semi's will be very tough matches, but I am going for a Rafa/Nole final! I do think Berdych will be very tough to beat, but Nole has got this far almost unnoticed, and he is starting to play very well! If Rafa has to lose to anyone, I would rather it was Andy, that is on the understanding he does go on to win the whole thing!

iainmac
Jul 1st, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I think both semi's will be very tough matches, but I am going for a Rafa/Nole final! I do think Berdych will be very tough to beat, but Nole has got this far almost unnoticed, and he is starting to play very well! If Rafa has to lose to anyone, I would rather it was Andy, that is on the understanding he does go on to win the whole thing!

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Well that first womens semifinal is so much better than I thought it would be. I just assumed that Zvonareva would wipe the court with Peronkova, but it is a fine match. I dont agree with my darling Sue re the final. I am going for a Murray v Berdych final. I know that Djiokovic is a great player but I think he will be overpowered by the Czech, and Andy has the upper hand on Rafa anyway in their GS matches, and in fact has only lost one set to Nadal in their last two GS encounters. I am hoping to catch some of the veterans tennis on the tv this afternoon on the red button. Hope you are ok.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 1st, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Well that first womens semifinal is so much better than I thought it would be. I just assumed that Zvonareva would wipe the court with Peronkova, but it is a fine match. I dont agree with my darling Sue re the final. I am going for a Murray v Berdych final. I know that Djiokovic is a great player but I think he will be overpowered by the Czech, and Andy has the upper hand on Rafa anyway in their GS matches, and in fact has only lost one set to Nadal in their last two GS encounters. I am hoping to catch some of the veterans tennis on the tv this afternoon on the red button. Hope you are ok.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I'm very well, but bored! I hate waiting in for things to be delivered!:( This time it's trampoline cushions! They are only a day and a half late, but they do promise they are coming today, so fingers crossed! I think Peronkova has a lot to be proud of, and it will be interesting to see how she plays for the rest of the year! I think you could be right about Berdych, I think he could be the next big thing in men's tennis, but there is just something about Nole this tournament, that makes me think this is his time! We shall just have to agree/disagree abouth the other semi-final, but whatever happens, friends OK!:kiss::kiss::wavey:

Miranda
Jul 2nd, 2010, 02:08 AM
Miranda:wavey:You will get on well with Sue, she loves Nadal and is ardently supporting him always!!!!:hearts:

thank you :kiss:

Miranda
Jul 2nd, 2010, 02:10 AM
Hello:wavey: I'm a huge Rafa fan, on and off the court! He's such a Gentleman and acts with such class, and he will fight to the very last point! What's not to love:)
thats true, he is way more classy than Roger, who is only gracious when he is winning, but act like a spoiled kid when he was losing:lol:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:01 AM
thats true, he is way more classy than Roger, who is only gracious when he is winning, but act like a spoiled kid when he was losing:lol:

Hi Miranda:wavey: It will be a big battle for Rafa today, I hope he can win through! I'm about an hour fron Wimbledon, and for the first time, this Championship, the weather is dull and overcast:( I do hope it isn't going to rain!

Miranda
Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:21 AM
Hi Miranda:wavey: It will be a big battle for Rafa today, I hope he can win through! I'm about an hour fron Wimbledon, and for the first time, this Championship, the weather is dull and overcast:( I do hope it isn't going to rain!
hi Sue :wavey::kiss:

yeah, big battle, since rafa has already won wimby once, I hope I won't be too nervous when watching this match? :confused:. But I am chicken heart, don't know how I would react should he lose:tape::help:. I hate seeing the full of hate posts in MTF if Rafa does lose, these nasty posters are going to grill him :fiery:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:52 AM
hi Sue :wavey::kiss:

yeah, big battle, since rafa has already won wimby once, I hope I won't be too nervous when watching this match? :confused:. But I am chicken heart, don't know how I would react should he lose:tape::help:. I hate seeing the full of hate posts in MTF if Rafa does lose, these nasty posters are going to grill him :fiery:

Hi Miranda:wavey: I get so nervous when Rafa plays, silly isn't! If he loses, he loses. Rafa would would just say, today he was better than me, and deserved to win, and that's the attitude to take. I never really go on the MTF, it gets a bit rowdy for me! Hope you are well:wavey:

Miranda
Jul 2nd, 2010, 10:01 AM
Hi Miranda:wavey: I get so nervous when Rafa plays, silly isn't! If he loses, he loses. Rafa would would just say, today he was better than me, and deserved to win, and that's the attitude to take. I never really go on the MTF, it gets a bit rowdy for me! Hope you are well:wavey:
you are not silly, coz I am more extreme than you, i dared not to watch live sometimes and when he was losing, i immeidatley changed the tv channe and only come back when he is leading.

yeah MTF has many nasty posters, but i still go there, coz rafa needs me to defedn him
:tape::lol::help:

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:05 PM
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Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I'm very well, but bored! I hate waiting in for things to be delivered!:( This time it's trampoline cushions! They are only a day and a half late, but they do promise they are coming today, so fingers crossed! I think Peronkova has a lot to be proud of, and it will be interesting to see how she plays for the rest of the year! I think you could be right about Berdych, I think he could be the next big thing in men's tennis, but there is just something about Nole this tournament, that makes me think this is his time! We shall just have to agree/disagree abouth the other semi-final, but whatever happens, friends OK!:kiss::kiss::wavey:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Oh friends always for sure. I am desperate for Britain to have a GS singles champion again, especially in the mens game. But I do have a great deal of admiration for Nadal, truly one of the GOAT. Hey did you see that Robson and Golding got to their semis in the juniors? That is a good sign for the future. And of even more importance, did your trampoline cushions arrive????:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:06 PM
thank you :kiss:

:wavey:You are welcome.:hearts::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:07 PM
thats true, he is way more classy than Roger, who is only gracious when he is winning, but act like a spoiled kid when he was losing:lol:

Miranda:wavey:That is funny you say that, because I have a few real tennis fans for friend who feel that Federer is very manipulative and not as gracious and sporting as a lot of the fans seem to think. Very much based on his own terms as to how he behaves and treats opponents??:confused:

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:09 PM
Hi Miranda:wavey: It will be a big battle for Rafa today, I hope he can win through! I'm about an hour fron Wimbledon, and for the first time, this Championship, the weather is dull and overcast:( I do hope it isn't going to rain!

Sue:wavey::kiss:I suppose though that the roof does kind of take away the awful worry that matches wont get played that we used to have. Mind you I am not a great fan of the roof, as it dosent seem natural to me to play on grass indoors. But it is a godsend to prevent delays.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:08 PM
you are not silly, coz I am more extreme than you, i dared not to watch live sometimes and when he was losing, i immeidatley changed the tv channe and only come back when he is leading.

yeah MTF has many nasty posters, but i still go there, coz rafa needs me to defedn him
:tape::lol::help:

Miranda, if we ever meet, we will get on like a house on fire! You sound so much like me!:) I often change channels if Rafa is losing, in the hope, I change his luck, and it often works! I have been known to take a very long bathroom break, if things aren't going well, hoping when I come back he is winning:):wavey:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Oh friends always for sure. I am desperate for Britain to have a GS singles champion again, especially in the mens game. But I do have a great deal of admiration for Nadal, truly one of the GOAT. Hey did you see that Robson and Golding got to their semis in the juniors? That is a good sign for the future. And of even more importance, did your trampoline cushions arrive????:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: The cushions did arrive at 6.45p.m last night! I wait in all day, and they come in the evening! But all is well, the trampoline is up, and the girls are happy:) The british juniors are doing well, aren't they! Did you hear what that silly BBC Commentator, said about Laura, that she should lose her puppy fat:mad: What a stupid comment to make, and then they wonder why young people are so body aware, it makes me so mad!:mad::wavey::kiss:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:18 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:I suppose though that the roof does kind of take away the awful worry that matches wont get played that we used to have. Mind you I am not a great fan of the roof, as it dosent seem natural to me to play on grass indoors. But it is a godsend to prevent delays.:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: I don't like the roof, and I do think it's funny, that since they have had it, that it's only been used twice!!:)

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 05:07 PM
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Hello Macky:wavey::kiss: The cushions did arrive at 6.45p.m last night! I wait in all day, and they come in the evening! But all is well, the trampoline is up, and the girls are happy:) The british juniors are doing well, aren't they! Did you hear what that silly BBC Commentator, said about Laura, that she should lose her puppy fat:mad: What a stupid comment to make, and then they wonder why young people are so body aware, it makes me so mad!:mad::wavey::kiss:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Well I agree re that comment re Robson- that kind of thoughtlessness can lead to mental illness in a young person!!!Hey what a great match on the Centre Court at the moment. Murray is playing fantastic tennis and I havent given up hope, even if he is two sets down. But Rafa is awesome, truly back to his best. Well I did get it right with Berdych, he was great against Dijokivic wasnt he? And I honestly have a feeling that the match with Murray/Nadal is about to turn to the Scot- especially if he gets the third set.:kiss::hearts::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 2nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
Sue:wavey::kiss:What annoys me about is that it takes away the opportunities to have more interviews with the great names of the past, and less chance to see classic matches during rain breaks. Selfish me!!!:lol::lol::lol::hearts::kiss:

chrissiefan
Jul 2nd, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Well I agree re that comment re Robson- that kind of thoughtlessness can lead to mental illness in a young person!!!Hey what a great match on the Centre Court at the moment. Murray is playing fantastic tennis and I havent given up hope, even if he is two sets down. But Rafa is awesome, truly back to his best. Well I did get it right with Berdych, he was great against Dijokivic wasnt he? And I honestly have a feeling that the match with Murray/Nadal is about to turn to the Scot- especially if he gets the third set.:kiss::hearts::hearts:

He Macky:wavey::kiss::kiss: I thought Andy played a very good match, and he has to take away the positives. Rafa was brilliant today, and deserved to win, but Andy has alot to be proud of. I'm so pleased for Rafa, the Daily Mail, called him a Mummy's boy, this morning, which was so uncalled for, he always treats other players with respect, and deserves the same respect in return. Andy's time will come Macky.:kiss::kiss::hearts:

Miranda
Jul 3rd, 2010, 01:18 AM
Miranda:wavey:That is funny you say that, because I have a few real tennis fans for friend who feel that Federer is very manipulative and not as gracious and sporting as a lot of the fans seem to think. Very much based on his own terms as to how he behaves and treats opponents??:confused:

Roger is the greatest male tennis player, thats no denial of it. May be he thinks he is the best ever, and so he can't be losing? so he reacts badly when he loses :p

Miranda
Jul 3rd, 2010, 01:21 AM
Miranda, if we ever meet, we will get on like a house on fire! You sound so much like me!:) I often change channels if Rafa is losing, in the hope, I change his luck, and it often works! I have been known to take a very long bathroom break, if things aren't going well, hoping when I come back he is winning:):wavey:

yeah, you know, I only watched a little bit of his match against Murray yesterday, too afraid to watch:tape::help:

don't know if i have the guts to watch his final tomorrow? but actually I have to play tennis tomorrow at 7 pm - 9 pm, when i come home, the match should have started, the chicken heart mimi is scared of Birdman, i think Birdman is more powerful than Murray, but oh well, at least Rafa has won once, even if he loses, its not too bad :confused::lol:

chrissiefan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:29 AM
yeah, you know, I only watched a little bit of his match against Murray yesterday, too afraid to watch:tape::help:

don't know if i have the guts to watch his final tomorrow? but actually I have to play tennis tomorrow at 7 pm - 9 pm, when i come home, the match should have started, the chicken heart mimi is scared of Birdman, i think Birdman is more powerful than Murray, but oh well, at least Rafa has won once, even if he loses, its not too bad :confused::lol:

Hello Miranda:wavey:Berdych is a very powerful, and will give Rafa loads of problems tomorrow, but he has already played to huge fitters this tournamnent, and I'm hoping that's an advantage.!:)

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:32 AM
Roger is the greatest male tennis player, thats no denial of it. May be he thinks he is the best ever, and so he can't be losing? so he reacts badly when he loses :p

Miranda:wavey:You are probably right there. I love to watch him and he is the greatest of all time. I guess it would be impossible to not be arrogant to a degree if you are that great!!!!:worship:

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:36 AM
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He Macky:wavey::kiss::kiss: I thought Andy played a very good match, and he has to take away the positives. Rafa was brilliant today, and deserved to win, but Andy has alot to be proud of. I'm so pleased for Rafa, the Daily Mail, called him a Mummy's boy, this morning, which was so uncalled for, he always treats other players with respect, and deserves the same respect in return. Andy's time will come Macky.:kiss::kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Full marks to Rafa, he was as brilliant yesterday as I have seen him. Murray actually served better than I think I ever have seen him but it wasnt good enough. I dont know about Murray and winning a GS. There is a real danger that some younger players will come through and take over the mantle from Federer and Nadal, thus leaving Murray unfulfilled at GS level? I still have this nagging doubt in my head that he will be overpowered by powerful players in 5 set matches. Well do you think that Zvonareva has a chance today??:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:Full marks to Rafa, he was as brilliant yesterday as I have seen him. Murray actually served better than I think I ever have seen him but it wasnt good enough. I dont know about Murray and winning a GS. There is a real danger that some younger players will come through and take over the mantle from Federer and Nadal, thus leaving Murray unfulfilled at GS level? I still have this nagging doubt in my head that he will be overpowered by powerful players in 5 set matches. Well do you think that Zvonareva has a chance today??:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Andy played really well yesterday, and has nothing to be ashamed of, when you play like that and lose, you just have to take it on the chin,and just say today you were too good! I would love Vera to win today, but she must start well, otherwise the final will be over really quickly! I'm not sure how much of the final I will see, and there is a massive football game on as well, so if I'm home, I will be Channel hopping!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Andy played really well yesterday, and has nothing to be ashamed of, when you play like that and lose, you just have to take it on the chin,and just say today you were too good! I would love Vera to win today, but she must start well, otherwise the final will be over really quickly! I'm not sure how much of the final I will see, and there is a massive football game on as well, so if I'm home, I will be Channel hopping!:kiss::wavey:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Neil has kind of lost interest in Wimbledon now that Murray has gone. He did predict that he would be defeated in straight sets but he is sad as he is very patriotic and likes Murray. I know the womens final could be a disaster if Serena blasts into an early lead. She certainly has the all court skills to unsettle Serena, and I tip her to win. I know that is a bit crazy, but maybe it is her time? And how vulnerable did Serena feel seeing her sister demolished so convincingly by Pironkova??:kiss::hearts:

calou
Jul 3rd, 2010, 10:11 AM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:Neil has kind of lost interest in Wimbledon now that Murray has gone. He did predict that he would be defeated in straight sets but he is sad as he is very patriotic and likes Murray. I know the womens final could be a disaster if Serena blasts into an early lead. She certainly has the all court skills to unsettle Serena, and I tip her to win. I know that is a bit crazy, but maybe it is her time? And how vulnerable did Serena feel seeing her sister demolished so convincingly by Pironkova??:kiss::hearts:
:wavey:Hi,Serena seemed tired in the semis and if her serve don't work well ,Vera has a good chance.Sorry for Andy but Rafa was tremendous.Agree for Rodger ,during RG a famous past-player said Rodger can't sand up to see the ball back.He's really full of himself:(

chrissiefan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:Neil has kind of lost interest in Wimbledon now that Murray has gone. He did predict that he would be defeated in straight sets but he is sad as he is very patriotic and likes Murray. I know the womens final could be a disaster if Serena blasts into an early lead. She certainly has the all court skills to unsettle Serena, and I tip her to win. I know that is a bit crazy, but maybe it is her time? And how vulnerable did Serena feel seeing her sister demolished so convincingly by Pironkova??:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: Sending Neil, a big hug:) Rafa beleives Andy's time will come, so must all his supporters. The way Andy was playing coming into Wimbledon, I was surprised he got through the first round, he seems to have his game on track, and is now playing well again. He just has to stick with it, "faint heart never won fair lady",as they say! Rafa wil be out for a few weeks, and Roger isn't the player he was, so Andy must be one of the faves, when the US Open comes around. I really hope the ladies final is a good match, it's always so dissaponting, when it is one-sided. I would love to see Vera win, and she has made the doubles final too, so a brilliant tournament from her.:wavey::kiss:

chrissiefan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:12 AM
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:wavey:Hi,Serena seemed tired in the semis and if her serve don't work well ,Vera has a good chance.Sorry for Andy but Rafa was tremendous.Agree for Rodger ,during RG a famous past-player said Rodger can't sand up to see the ball back.He's really full of himself:(

Hi:wavey: There are lost of people, who beleive Roger is not nearly as gracious, as he would like us to think he is! Some of things he comes out with are just:eek:

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:22 PM
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:wavey:Hi,Serena seemed tired in the semis and if her serve don't work well ,Vera has a good chance.Sorry for Andy but Rafa was tremendous.Agree for Rodger ,during RG a famous past-player said Rodger can't sand up to see the ball back.He's really full of himself:(

:wavey:I must say firstly that I have so much admiration for Federer as he is the greatest player I have ever seen. But I never have understood why he has such an image of great sportsmanship as he is very surly and at times ungracious to players who defeat him, not Nadal who he considers his equal but some of the others for sure he has issues accepting. Also his gamesmanship when he challenges Hawkeye during close games when he knows he is wrong. I would be interested to know the perceptive ex-player who stated that about Roger. I do think they have a point. And Zvonareva didnt have a chance did she? Serena is an all time great without any question.:worship:

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Macky:wavey::kiss: Sending Neil, a big hug:) Rafa beleives Andy's time will come, so must all his supporters. The way Andy was playing coming into Wimbledon, I was surprised he got through the first round, he seems to have his game on track, and is now playing well again. He just has to stick with it, "faint heart never won fair lady",as they say! Rafa wil be out for a few weeks, and Roger isn't the player he was, so Andy must be one of the faves, when the US Open comes around. I really hope the ladies final is a good match, it's always so dissaponting, when it is one-sided. I would love to see Vera win, and she has made the doubles final too, so a brilliant tournament from her.:wavey::kiss:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:What was Williams like out there? That is the best serving I have ever seen from a female player. Unbelievable. Hey did you see the interview with Barker and Navratilova? That is what I so love about Wimbledon, and Martina obviously respects Sue a lot.:kiss::hearts:

calou
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:What was Williams like out there? That is the best serving I have ever seen from a female player. Unbelievable. Hey did you see the interview with Barker and Navratilova? That is what I so love about Wimbledon, and Martina obviously respects Sue a lot.:kiss::hearts:

:wavey:I'm not a Serena's fan but she's definitely an all time great.Martina seems not very please with the final ,may be i'm wrong ?:(

calou
Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:52 PM
Did you notice how vulgars some William's fan are on General Message ,specially after Martina ,Pam and Mary Carillo.They're not objectives ,if you say something against the sisters you're a b...

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:31 PM
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:wavey:I'm not a Serena's fan but she's definitely an all time great.Martina seems not very please with the final ,may be i'm wrong ?:(

:wavey:No Martina was so full of praise and admiration for Serena and even stated that she thinks she could in the next few years threaten the GS singles tally of herself, Evert, Graf and Wills Moody.

iainmac
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:33 PM
Did you notice how vulgars some William's fan are on General Message ,specially after Martina ,Pam and Mary Carillo.They're not objectives ,if you say something against the sisters you're a b...

:wavey:To be honest I have never found a lot of the conversations on the general threads to be that intelligent or objective and therefore I rarely visit. There are loads of great fans but there seems to be a lot of biased fans and I cant be bothered with that.:sad:

chrissiefan
Jul 3rd, 2010, 05:17 PM
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Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:What was Williams like out there? That is the best serving I have ever seen from a female player. Unbelievable. Hey did you see the interview with Barker and Navratilova? That is what I so love about Wimbledon, and Martina obviously respects Sue a lot.:kiss::hearts:

Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I missed the whole final, we got home at 3.20p.m., just in time to see Serena doing a victory jig! I've been in the garden most of the afternoon so missed Martina and Sue, having one of there little chats, I always enjoy those! I did see Pam Shriver in the studio yesterday, and Jimmy Connors one day in the week.:wavey::kiss:

iainmac
Jul 4th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Good Afternoon Macky:wavey::kiss: I missed the whole final, we got home at 3.20p.m., just in time to see Serena doing a victory jig! I've been in the garden most of the afternoon so missed Martina and Sue, having one of there little chats, I always enjoy those! I did see Pam Shriver in the studio yesterday, and Jimmy Connors one day in the week.:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:You must be so happy as I am for you. How great Nadal has been at this Wimbledon.Champion at GS level yet again. Truly one of the greatest:worship:. I have to say though that the tennis itself was among the worst Wimbledon finals I have seen. It seemed to be so inhibited by the weather and they both made so many mistakes. But for Nadal it really does push him up even further among the GOAT. Hey have you seen that there is an all British final in the boys doubles. Surely that will augur well for the future Davis Cup teams?? Ah well its almost over for another year, bit of a flat final weekend I think.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 4th, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:You must be so happy as I am for you. How great Nadal has been at this Wimbledon.Champion at GS level yet again. Truly one of the greatest:worship:. I have to say though that the tennis itself was among the worst Wimbledon finals I have seen. It seemed to be so inhibited by the weather and they both made so many mistakes. But for Nadal it really does push him up even further among the GOAT. Hey have you seen that there is an all British final in the boys doubles. Surely that will augur well for the future Davis Cup teams?? Ah well its almost over for another year, bit of a flat final weekend I think.:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I know it wasn't a great final, but it will do for me!:) I'm so pleased for Rafa:) I think Rafa just plays what is in front of him, he didn't need to get out his "A Game" today, so he didn't. He seems to be able to raise his level of play, and that must be a sign of a good player!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 4th, 2010, 05:17 PM
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Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: I know it wasn't a great final, but it will do for me!:) I'm so pleased for Rafa:) I think Rafa just plays what is in front of him, he didn't need to get out his "A Game" today, so he didn't. He seems to be able to raise his level of play, and that must be a sign of a good player!:kiss::hearts:

Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Its not the sign of a good player, it is the indication that this is one of the GOAT. It seems strange that is the European season over again. I must say it does seem like ages since Monte Carlo began and it has been such an interesting season on clay and grass. And Nadal has been so unbelievably good he really has. The way he dominated the clay court season was so phenomenal and the only loss he sustained at Queens was the only blip. I so admire him I really do. I personally find him much more exciting to watch than any of the other top players, and I find all of them great to watch as well. Looks like Leander Paes and Cara Black are about to win yet another title at GS level!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 4th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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Good Evening Sue:wavey::kiss:Its not the sign of a good player, it is the indication that this is one of the GOAT. It seems strange that is the European season over again. I must say it does seem like ages since Monte Carlo began and it has been such an interesting season on clay and grass. And Nadal has been so unbelievably good he really has. The way he dominated the clay court season was so phenomenal and the only loss he sustained at Queens was the only blip. I so admire him I really do. I personally find him much more exciting to watch than any of the other top players, and I find all of them great to watch as well. Looks like Leander Paes and Cara Black are about to win yet another title at GS level!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Rafa is a brilliant player, and 8 GS at 24 year of age, is good going! I hope the treatment he is to have on his knee, goes well, and he is fighting fit for the US Open. He comes over as such a great guy, his on court interview, with Sue, was good, and I loved what he said about the British fan's being very fair to him when he was playing Andy. It was good that he acknowledged that. I have really enjoyed this Wimbledon!:wavey::kiss:

Miranda
Jul 5th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Hello Miranda:wavey:Berdych is a very powerful, and will give Rafa loads of problems tomorrow, but he has already played to huge fitters this tournamnent, and I'm hoping that's an advantage.!:)

hello Sue :D

Rafa did not play that great yesterday, but luckily he took most of the break points, otherwise he might not win:tape::help:

Miranda
Jul 5th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Miranda:wavey:You are probably right there. I love to watch him and he is the greatest of all time. I guess it would be impossible to not be arrogant to a degree if you are that great!!!!:worship:
hello Macky :D

yes, but it would be better if he does not look like a sore loser when he lost. We can be full of confidence but not that arrogant :tape:

iainmac
Jul 5th, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Good Evening Macky:wavey::kiss:Rafa is a brilliant player, and 8 GS at 24 year of age, is good going! I hope the treatment he is to have on his knee, goes well, and he is fighting fit for the US Open. He comes over as such a great guy, his on court interview, with Sue, was good, and I loved what he said about the British fan's being very fair to him when he was playing Andy. It was good that he acknowledged that. I have really enjoyed this Wimbledon!:wavey::kiss:

Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I think that Nadal is a wonderful ambassador for tennis, one of the greatest we have had. His sometimes poor command of English can obscure the depth and quality of his thinking but as you say the comments re the British fans were very insightful. I have enjoyed this Wimbledon as well, there have been so many great matches and exciting moments. Hey I guess for the next few weeks at least I will have to resort to historic dvds for tennis action:bounce::bounce:plenty of Evert, Barker and Wade. So that is thrilling for me!!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 5th, 2010, 09:08 AM
hello Macky :D

yes, but it would be better if he does not look like a sore loser when he lost. We can be full of confidence but not that arrogant :tape:

Miranda:wavey:I agree, I think he could show more humility when he is defeated. He can accept it when it is Nadal but no one else it seems.:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:07 AM
hello Sue :D

Rafa did not play that great yesterday, but luckily he took most of the break points, otherwise he might not win:tape::help:

Hi Miranda hope you are well! I think Rafa played as well as he needed too! If Berdych had started playing brilliant tennis, Rafa would have upped his game, but sadly for Thomas, that didn't happen yesterday! Vamos Rafa!:):wavey:

chrissiefan
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:14 AM
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Good Morning Sue:wavey::kiss:I think that Nadal is a wonderful ambassador for tennis, one of the greatest we have had. His sometimes poor command of English can obscure the depth and quality of his thinking but as you say the comments re the British fans were very insightful. I have enjoyed this Wimbledon as well, there have been so many great matches and exciting moments. Hey I guess for the next few weeks at least I will have to resort to historic dvds for tennis action:bounce::bounce:plenty of Evert, Barker and Wade. So that is thrilling for me!!!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: I think Rafa's English has improved alot, and it's probably a lot better than he lets on! Reading the papers yesterday, Rafa and Andy seem to get on very well, and have a lot of respect for each other, which is good to see! Isn't DC on soon, but I must admit as Brits don't have a lot to get excited about !:devil::kiss::wavey:

calou
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:45 AM
i was so happy with Rafa's win.I saw an interview with Martina on Tennis channel site.His English had improved but he was shy in front Martina.After that she declared "he's georgeous ",good taste:)

chrissiefan
Jul 5th, 2010, 01:00 PM
i was so happy with Rafa's win.I saw an interview with Martina on Tennis channel site.His English had improved but he was shy in front Martina.After that she declared "he's georgeous ",good taste:)

Hi:wavey: I don't get the Tennis Channel, so I haven't seen that interview:( Rafa is shy, that is one of the things that make him so lovable:)

calou
Jul 5th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Hi:wavey: I don't get the Tennis Channel, so I haven't seen that interview:( Rafa is shy, that is one of the things that make him so lovable:)

Hi :wavey:this:http://www.tennischannel.com/index.aspx:)

iainmac
Jul 5th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Hi Miranda hope you are well! I think Rafa played as well as he needed too! If Berdych had started playing brilliant tennis, Rafa would have upped his game, but sadly for Thomas, that didn't happen yesterday! Vamos Rafa!:):wavey:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:I guess the other issue is that Berdych has such an unfavourable H2H with Rafa that the psychology was so much against him as well. Yes it could have been different if he had started better but in retrospect my idea he could win seems a little far fetched!!!!:lol::lol::lol::kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 5th, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: I think Rafa's English has improved alot, and it's probably a lot better than he lets on! Reading the papers yesterday, Rafa and Andy seem to get on very well, and have a lot of respect for each other, which is good to see! Isn't DC on soon, but I must admit as Brits don't have a lot to get excited about !:devil::kiss::wavey:

Sue:wavey::kiss:Oh yes it wont be long till the American season starts again so that is fine. We are looking at going to the US Open again,along with another pop in to the Hall of Fame in Newport. We havent finalised anything yet but that is the almost certain plan. Looking forward to that. I hope that the promise that is so evident in the junior game in Britain is translated over the next few years into the senior ranks. I really do think that Robson and Watson can make it and there are quite a few young boys as well. We have been here before of course and been dissapointed, but there are more than just a few now so the depth may help. :kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 5th, 2010, 04:17 PM
i was so happy with Rafa's win.I saw an interview with Martina on Tennis channel site.His English had improved but he was shy in front Martina.After that she declared "he's georgeous ",good taste:)

:wavey:I didnt realise that Martina was doing work for the Tennis Channel, that would have been good to see. Martina of course would love his left handed flair and charming manners.:):):)

chrissiefan
Jul 5th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Hi :wavey:this:http://www.tennischannel.com/index.aspx:)

Hello:wavey: Thanks for the link, there are loads of interviews on there, I shall enjoy looking at them later!

chrissiefan
Jul 5th, 2010, 07:23 PM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:Oh yes it wont be long till the American season starts again so that is fine. We are looking at going to the US Open again,along with another pop in to the Hall of Fame in Newport. We havent finalised anything yet but that is the almost certain plan. Looking forward to that. I hope that the promise that is so evident in the junior game in Britain is translated over the next few years into the senior ranks. I really do think that Robson and Watson can make it and there are quite a few young boys as well. We have been here before of course and been dissapointed, but there are more than just a few now so the depth may help. :kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: You trip sounds exciting, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since you were last there! I must admit I have big doubts about Laura Robson, but I will be very happy to be proved wrong! I watched an interview with her during Wimbledon, and all the sparkle had gone, she looked so tired and worn, and this is a 16 year old girl:( Maybe it was just an off day, but it worried me.

Miranda
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Miranda:wavey:I agree, I think he could show more humility when he is defeated. He can accept it when it is Nadal but no one else it seems.:kiss::hearts:

he accepted the defeat better when it was nadal who beat him, but still sour grapes sometimes, saying rafa is one-dimensional etc:eek::lol:

Miranda
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Hi Miranda hope you are well! I think Rafa played as well as he needed too! If Berdych had started playing brilliant tennis, Rafa would have upped his game, but sadly for Thomas, that didn't happen yesterday! Vamos Rafa!:):wavey:

hello sue :D

i have little tennis knowledge, so i don't understand how come they can't return rafa's soft serves?:confused:

but rafa keeps fighting and fighting and it earns him the victory:lol::bounce:

chrissiefan
Jul 6th, 2010, 08:50 AM
hello sue :D

i have little tennis knowledge, so i don't understand how come they can't return rafa's soft serves?:confused:

but rafa keeps fighting and fighting and it earns him the victory:lol::bounce:

Hi Miranda, Hope you are well:) Rafa serves with a lot of spin, and good placement, and his serve out-wide, pulls the player out of court, setting up a easy winner for Rafa. He is working on improving his serve, Uncle Toni, admires Andy Murray's serve, which when working well, gives Andy alot of free points. The best thing about Rafa is his never say die attitude, he likes to win every point, and that makes life difficult for the other guy! It also makes him great to watch!:)

iainmac
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:09 AM
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Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: You trip sounds exciting, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since you were last there! I must admit I have big doubts about Laura Robson, but I will be very happy to be proved wrong! I watched an interview with her during Wimbledon, and all the sparkle had gone, she looked so tired and worn, and this is a 16 year old girl:( Maybe it was just an off day, but it worried me.

Sue:wavey::kiss:That is interesting re Robson. I would hate to think that the publicity and weight of expectation is already starting to burden herself with too much. I think to be honest there is a major problem with her movement and this will leave her very vulnerable. Time will tell. And as far as the United States Open lasy year was concerned, we both loved it. We are plannig to also spend time in Boston, Providenc and Provinctown. It is such a great pleasure to visit the USA at any time since the manners and honesty are great and comforting.:worship::worship:

iainmac
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Hi Miranda, Hope you are well:) Rafa serves with a lot of spin, and good placement, and his serve out-wide, pulls the player out of court, setting up a easy winner for Rafa. He is working on improving his serve, Uncle Toni, admires Andy Murray's serve, which when working well, gives Andy alot of free points. The best thing about Rafa is his never say die attitude, he likes to win every point, and that makes life difficult for the other guy! It also makes him great to watch!:)

Sue:wavey::kiss that attitude of never say die also has its impact in the way that other players feel befor they walk on court with Nadal, When he is concentrated and working out the stratefies there is nobody who can beat him. Except I have to say Federer at his very best. And I do like the attitude of Uncle Tony, who cares for and constantly develops all the new ideas and techniques that will improve his GAOT son.:kiss::wavey:

chrissiefan
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:23 AM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:That is interesting re Robson. I would hate to think that the publicity and weight of expectation is already starting to burden herself with too much. I think to be honest there is a major problem with her movement and this will leave her very vulnerable. Time will tell. And as far as the United States Open lasy year was concerned, we both loved it. We are plannig to also spend time in Boston, Providenc and Provinctown. It is such a great pleasure to visit the USA at any time since the manners and honesty are great and comforting.:worship::worship:

Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Is it going to be a 2 week trip, you seem to be packing a lot into it! You will be shattered when you get home!:) I agree about Laura's movement, and that's a thing you just can't teach, I maybe wrong about the interview, but if I was her mum, I would have been concerned! But that's just me!, I'm off for a driving lesson with Emma, whish me luck!:wavey::kiss:

chrissiefan
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Sue:wavey::kiss that attitude of never say die also has its impact in the way that other players feel befor they walk on court with Nadal, When he is concentrated and working out the stratefies there is nobody who can beat him. Except I have to say Federer at his very best. And I do like the attitude of Uncle Tony, who cares for and constantly develops all the new ideas and techniques that will improve his GAOT son.:kiss::wavey:

Macky:wavey::kiss: Uncle Toni, has played a huge part in Rafa's success. He looked so proud on Sunday, when Rafa won Wimbledon. They say, he is very hard on Rafa, but this has made Rafa the player he is. I know he must love the boy, very much, and he is always very protective towards him. I must admit I find it interesting when family members coach/manage members of there own family, it must be a very difficult job.:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Good Morning Macky:wavey::kiss: Is it going to be a 2 week trip, you seem to be packing a lot into it! You will be shattered when you get home!:) I agree about Laura's movement, and that's a thing you just can't teach, I maybe wrong about the interview, but if I was her mum, I would have been concerned! But that's just me!, I'm off for a driving lesson with Emma, whish me luck!:wavey::kiss:

Sue:wavey::kiss:My goodness Emma is growing up fast isnt she? Driving lessons now, she will soon be an independent girl!!!I wonder if Robson is suffering from the weight of her parental expectations as well? It cant be easy being so young and being under that degree of scrutiny. So many girls on the tour must be itching to have some fun away from the court and maybe Robson is straining at the leash a bit? Yes it is for two weeks Sue, it does seem a lot to pack in, but we are so used to travel and constant change and business that it doesnt bother me. And going back to The Hall Of Fame again so I will be in heaven!!!!:kiss::hearts:

iainmac
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Macky:wavey::kiss: Uncle Toni, has played a huge part in Rafa's success. He looked so proud on Sunday, when Rafa won Wimbledon. They say, he is very hard on Rafa, but this has made Rafa the player he is. I know he must love the boy, very much, and he is always very protective towards him. I must admit I find it interesting when family members coach/manage members of there own family, it must be a very difficult job.:kiss::hearts:

Sue:wavey::kiss:It is a horrible job in many ways but it shows the qualities that both men have that it works so well!!!:worship:

chrissiefan
Jul 6th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Sue:wavey::kiss:My goodness Emma is growing up fast isnt she? Driving lessons now, she will soon be an independent girl!!!I wonder if Robson is suffering from the weight of her parental expectations as well? It cant be easy being so young and being under that degree of scrutiny. So many girls on the tour must be itching to have some fun away from the court and maybe Robson is straining at the leash a bit? Yes it is for two weeks Sue, it does seem a lot to pack in, but we are so used to travel and constant change and business that it doesnt bother me. And going back to The Hall Of Fame again so I will be in heaven!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Macky:wavey::kiss: Now exam's are out of the way for this year, Emaa's next aim is to pass her driving test:help: So there will be many more driving lesson's to come! She did really well this morning, she just needs pratice! It sounds like a great trip Macky, don't forget the pic's!:kiss::wavey:

iainmac
Jul 6th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Macky:wavey::kiss: Now exam's are out of the way for this year, Emaa's next aim is to pass her driving test:help: So there will be many more driving lesson's to come! She did really well this morning, she just needs pratice! It sounds like a great trip Macky, don't forget the pic's!:kiss::wavey:

Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Well the pics are a great idea if I actually then put them on here which I have failed to do so far. After all its only been a year.:lol::lol::lol::lol:I will see if I can finally work out how to get the images from the camera onto the PC!!!Well it is funny with no French Open, Wimbledon etc. Starting to watch the news again and getting up to date with politics etc. Semis of the World Cup coming up arent they? Urugauy and the Netherlands tonight is it? Come on Holland, I love the Benelux countries so thats who I will support. Also Ive not seen my parents for a few months so I guess I should be looking at that and making an effort to visit them!!!!:kiss::hearts:

chrissiefan
Jul 6th, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Good Afternoon Sue:wavey::kiss:Well the pics are a great idea if I actually then put them on here which I have failed to do so far. After all its only been a year.:lol::lol::lol::lol:I will see if I can finally work out how to get the images from the camera onto the PC!!!Well it is funny with no French Open, Wimbledon etc. Starting to watch the news again and getting up to date with politics etc. Semis of the World Cup coming up arent they? Urugauy and the Netherlands tonight is it? Come on Holland, I love the Benelux countries so thats who I will support. Also Ive not seen my parents for a few months so I guess I should be looking at that and making an effort to visit them!!!!:kiss::hearts:

Hi Macky:wavey::kiss: Holland are 1-o up, so come on the Dutch! I'm supporting them too, I didn't like the way Urugauy played in their last match, so they are on my black list! I wiil supporting Spain tomorrow, even though I think Germany will win! I will be at music concert tomorrow at the school, so by the time I get home, it will be all over!:kiss::hearts:

Miranda
Jul 7th, 2010, 03:37 AM
hello Macky and Sue :D

just wanted to tell you that I am leaving for Germany tomorrow, i won't be posting until 19 July, see you all later:kiss::lol: