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« Reply #1060 on: August 29, 2013, 08:44:34 PM »
have lots of e mails to reply, see you later  :))

OK. I have to go too.  Don't work too hard today.  :)
 
 

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« Reply #1061 on: August 29, 2013, 08:51:51 PM »
bye Swish, have a nice weekend  :king:

yesterday, i broke my promise and ate a small bottle of potato chips  :))

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« Reply #1062 on: August 30, 2013, 01:24:55 AM »
hello people  :king:

i did not follow us  open that much too due to time difference, the first match is being shown at 11:45 am, how can I watch it?  :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ)

Venus should have retired long time ago, too ugly to lose in such early rounds all the time  ..-)
This was a tough one to watch. :(
Saw a bit of Da Sistas doubles match.
The bit I saw was rather lackluster as well.
I wish the Williams sisters would either commit or quit.
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« Reply #1063 on: August 30, 2013, 01:28:26 AM »
Serena can still play on, but not Venus.  Don't get me wrong, I like Venus more than Serena, she is classy on defeats and i never saw her bad mouthed any one, even the b**chy hingis who said so many bad things about her, but its time to move on .......... ://

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« Reply #1064 on: August 30, 2013, 02:16:26 AM »
I think if Venus made tennis her priority, she could still play at the top of the game.
It appears that they both are involved in numerous activities which may detract from their focus & commitment to playing their best tennis.  I think they've managed to get by on shear athleticism for awhile now. 
It sure is tough watching Venus lose as I like her character better than Serena's.
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« Reply #1065 on: August 30, 2013, 02:22:03 AM »
yes, Serena is more arrogant.  You are right, they have too many things to do outside the tennis world, it is just unbelievable that they still managed to win so many. 

Pete was the smartest, his last match was a grand slam win, no one is going to forget  :king:

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« Reply #1066 on: August 30, 2013, 02:58:11 AM »
Morning everyone. :cool:

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« Reply #1067 on: August 30, 2013, 03:12:46 AM »
Morning everyone. :cool:

hello Marian, any plan for the weekend? :grind dance: guess i gonna miss tennis on sunday again coz it is raining heavily  :)>>>>

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« Reply #1068 on: August 31, 2013, 07:58:06 AM »
 
 
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« Reply #1069 on: August 31, 2013, 02:23:02 PM »
hello Marian, any plan for the weekend? :grind dance: guess i gonna miss tennis on sunday again coz it is raining heavily  :)>>>>

Weekend plan currently being implemented = work, work, work on rankings. :))

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« Reply #1070 on: August 31, 2013, 07:57:51 PM »
hello Marian, any plan for the weekend? :grind dance: guess i gonna miss tennis on sunday again coz it is raining heavily  :) >>>>

Weekend plan currently being implemented = work, work, work on rankings. :))

It is work but I know there is satisfaction in the little victories along the way.  ;-()
 
 

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« Reply #1071 on: August 31, 2013, 10:41:47 PM »
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« Reply #1072 on: September 01, 2013, 01:13:37 AM »
It is work but I know there is satisfaction in the little victories along the way.  ;-()

There is satisfaction and a lot of headaches. :)~

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« Reply #1073 on: September 01, 2013, 05:54:57 PM »
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« Reply #1075 on: September 01, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »
US Open Monday Preview, Nadal, Federer Lead 4th Rd Action   • Fourth round action in the bottom half of the draw on Monday features five of the Top 10 seeds, led by former World No. 1s and the two winningest active Grand Slam singles champions, No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 7 [/color]Roger Federer. They are one match win away from meeting for the first time at the [/color]US OPEN in their storied rivalry. In addition, No. 4 seed [/color]David Ferrer, No. 8 [/color]Richard Gasquet and No. 10 [/color]Milos Raonic are on the order of play

• In the first match on [/color]Arthur Ashe Stadium, Federer, the five-time [/color]US OPEN champion and 17-time major winner, brings a 10-0 career record against No. 19 seed [/color]Tommy Robredo, who is appearing in the 4R at the [/color]US OPEN for the eighth time (0-7 in 4R). Federer, 32, and Robredo, 31, are two of five players 30-over remaining in the 4R. Federer is appearing in the 4R here for the 13th year in a row and he’s trying to reach his 41st Grand Slam QF and tie [/color]Jimmy Connors for the most career Grand Slam QF appearances.

• In the night session, Nadal brings his career-best 18-match winning streak on hard courts this season into his match against No. 22 seed [/color]Philipp Kohlschreiber, who is back in 4R for the second year in a row here. Nadal, who has yet to lose serve in the tournament, holding all 37 games, has a 9-1 career head-to-head advantage over the German, including 5-0 on hard courts. Nadal, who won the 2010 [/color]US OPEN and is a 12-time major champion, leads the ATP World Tour this season with nine titles and a 56-3 match record (18-0 on hard). Nadal has won the last 12 times he’s reached 4R in a Grand Slam tournament. Kohlschreiber is trying to reach his second career major quarter-final (’12 [/color]Wimbledon).

• In the last match on [/color]Arthur Ashe Stadium, World No. 1 Bob and [/color]Mike Bryan are in QF action against the British No. 12 seeds [/color]Colin Fleming and [/color]Jonathan Marray. The Bryans are trying to become the first team since Aussies [/color]Ken McGregor and [/color]Frank Sedgman in 1951 to win a calendar Grand Slam. The Bryans have 32 straight matches since capturing the gold medal at the London Olympics last summer and the last four Grand Slam titles. The Bryans have won the most titles as a team (92), including an ATP World Tour-high 10 this season.
• On Armstrong, No. 8 [/color]Richard Gasquet and No. 10 [/color]Milos Raonic meet for the second time (Raonic leads 1-0) and the winner will advance to the [/color]US OPEN quarter-finals for the first time. Gasquet is 1-15 lifetime in 4R Grand Slam matches (0-4 at [/color]US OPEN) and the 22-year-old Raonic is the youngest player remaining. Raonic is attempting to become the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since [/color]Mike Belkin at the Australian Championships in 1968.
• On Grandstand, No. 4 Ferrer takes a 4-1 head-to-head record against No. 18 [/color]Janko Tipsarevic in a rematch of last year’s quarter-final here won the Spaniard in a fifth set tie-break. The 31-year-old Ferrer has reached the quarter-finals or better in the past seven Grand Slams and he was a semi-finalist here last year. Tipsarevic is looking to reach the quarter-finals at the [/color]US OPEN for the third year in a row. [/color]Buy Tickets[/b] | [/color]TV Schedule[/b] (2) [/color]Rafael Nadal[/b] (ESP) vs (22) [/color]Philipp Kohlschreiber[/b] (GER) Nadal Leads 9-1
• World No. 2 Nadal enters the 4R with a career-best 18-match hard court winning streak and has a career 24-3 record in Grand Slam 4R matches. His last 4R loss came in 2009 [/color]Roland Garros (l. to Soderling)
• Kohlschreiber is attempting reach the QF of a Grand Slam for the second time, also 2012 [/color]Wimbledon (l. to Tsonga) and is looking become the first German since [/color]Tommy Haas, in 2007, to reach the QF here

NADAL FASTFACTS

[/color]US OPEN[/b] History:
• The 2010 champion (d. Djokovic) is playing here for the 10th time and has a career tournament record of 37-8. Has yet to lose serve in tournament (holding all 37 games). He opened with a 64 62 62 win over American [/color]Ryan Harrison on Monday, and followed with a 62 61 60 victory over Brazilian qualifier [/color]Rogerio Dutra Silva on Thursday and 64 63 63 triumph over Croat [/color]Ivan Dodig on Saturday
• He also reached the final in his last appearance in 2011 (l. to Djokovic). Also SF in 2008 (l. to Murray) and ‘09 (l. to eventual champion del Potro ) and QF in ’06 (l. to Youzhny)
• His earliest exit in Flushing Meadows was the 2R in first two visits in 2003 (l. to El Aynaoui) and ’04 (l. to Roddick)

Grand Slam History:
• The 12-time Grand Slam champion – [/color]Roland Garros (8), [/color]Wimbledon (2), [/color]Australian Open (1) and [/color]US OPEN (1) is contesting his 36th career major. Tied No. 3 (w/Emerson) all-time in Slam titles behind Federer (17), Sampras (14)
• Has a 167-23 career match record and tied for No. 9 with [/color]John McEnroe on wins list
• Became first man to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times with his straight-sets win over countryman [/color]David Ferrer at [/color]Roland Garros (59-1 career record at RG). Has won a Slam title a record nine years in a row
• He is one of only seven players to have won 10 or more Grand Slam titles. Also is the youngest of the seven players to win a career Grand Slam while joining Agassi as the only players with a career "Golden Slam"
• On June 24 at [/color]Wimbledon suffered his first-ever 1R defeat in 35 Grand Slam tournaments, losing 76(4) 76(8) 64 to No. 135 Belgian [/color]Steve Darcis (lowest-ranked player to defeat the Spaniard in a major).

2013 Highlights:
W(9): Sao Paulo (d Nalbandian); Acapulco (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (d del Potro); Barcelona (d Almagro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (d Wawrinka); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (d Federer); [/color]Roland Garros (d Ferrer); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (d Raonic); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d Isner); F(2): Vina del Mar (l Zeballos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the [/color]US OPEN (10-0):
o Cincinnati: Winner (d. No. 5 Federer in QF, d. No. 6 Berdych in SF, d. No. 22 Isner in F)
o Montreal: Winner (d. No. 18 Janowicz in 3R, No. 1 Djokovic in SF, d. No. 13 Raonic in F)
• The Mallorcan native has made an impressive return this season, reaching the final in 11 of the 12 tournaments (9-2 mark) he has played and has a career-best 55-3 (38-2 on clay, 17-0 on hard and 0-1 on grass) match record. Has a 15-1 record vs. Top 10 opponents this year (only loss to Djokovic in Monte-Carlo final). Won a personal-best 17 matches in 2008 when he was No. 1
• Comes in ranked No. 2 and could reclaim the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking if he gets to the final AND Djokovic loses before the QF OR if Nadal wins the title and Djokovic loses in the SF or earlier. The Spaniard leads the year-to-date ATP Race points standings by 2,240 points over Djokovic
• Improved to 26-11 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals after picking up his first Cincinnati title and becoming the second Spaniard to win the title (also Moya in 2002). Won back-to-back hard-court finals in successive weeks for the first time in his career (Montreal & Cincinnati). Has a 15-0 record on hard courts this season
• After missing the second half of last year due to left knee injury and missing the beginning of 2013 due to a stomach virus took a wild card into first clay court tournament of the season in Vina del Mar in February. Finished the Golden Swing with a 12-1 match record winning titles at Sao Paulo (d. Nalbandian) and second Acapulco crown with a two-set win over Ferrer. Reached the final at Vina del Mar, match lasted 2h,47m; broke a 15-match clay winning streak (dating back to May 2012, l. to Verdasco at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid).
• Beat Federer in ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells QF en route to a record-breaking 22nd ATP Masters 1000 title, beating del Potro in three sets. It was his first hard-court title since Tokyo in October 2010. Recorded 600th career match win on March 17 over del Potro
• Saw his 46-match win streak come to an end at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo, the eight-time defending champion lost to Djokovic in final; lost one set to Dimitrov in QF. Prior to his loss, Nadal had won 81 straight matches on clay in the month of April
• Won the Barcelona title for the eighth time in nine years with straight-sets win over Almagro. Has won 39 straight matches at the event and 80 of 82 sets he’s played
• In May, won his third ATP Masters 1000 Madrid crown (also 2005 and 2010); beat Ferrer in QF, Andujar in SF and Wawrinka in final. Defeated Federer for the 14th time in a title match to win his seventh ATP Masters 1000 Rome title (also 2005-07, ‘09’10, & ’12)
• In ATP Matchfacts (as of Aug. 26), No. 2 in Return Games Won (35%), No. 3 in First Serve Pct. (70%), Second Serve Points Won (57%), Break Points Saved (69%), No. 4 in Service Games Won (88%) and Break Points Converted (46%)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (59), Finalist (23); Doubles Titles (8), Finalist (4)
• The Spaniard has finished in the Top 5 in 8 straight seasons, winning at least three titles in each. One of only eight players to hold No.1 ranking for more than 100 weeks (102). Is ninth in Open Era with 59 career titles, including a record eight [/color]Roland Garros titles and record 26 ATP Masters 1000 titles
• Has a 26-11 record in ATP Masters 1000 title matches and is 42-6 lifetime in clay court finals, best winning percentage (.933) in Open Era
• Member of Spain Davis Cup Team 2004-06, 2008-09, 2011 (champions in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011), Spain Olympic Team 2008 (singles gold medal) CAREER 4R GRAND SLAM MATCHES -- Nadal has a career 24-3 in Grand Slam 4R matches with losses at:
2009 [/color]Roland Garros l. to [/color]Robin Soderling 2007 [/color]US OPEN l. to [/color]David Ferrer 2005 [/color]Australian Open l. to [/color]Lleyton Hewitt
RECLAIMING NO. 1 – In the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since 1973), only three players have finished No. 1 after losing the top spot. Nadal is trying to become the first player to finish No. 1 three years after his last No. 1 ranking:
Year-end No. 1 Next Year-end No. 1
[/color]Ivan Lendl 1987 1989
[/color]Roger Federer 2007 2009
[/color]Rafael Nadal 2008 2010

KOHLSCHREIBER FASTFACTS

[/color]US OPEN[/b] History:
• Has a 12-10 career record and has defeated American teenage wild card [/color]Collin Altamirano 61 63 61 on Tuesday and Frenchman [/color]Edouard Roger-Vasselin 63 62 57 62 on Thursday
• Appearing in 3R for fourth time overall in 11th straight Flushing Meadows visit. Last year advanced to 4R for first time with wins over Frenchmen Llodra and Paire and No. 10 Isner 6-4 in fifth set in a match that ended at 2:26 am (tied for latest finish in [/color]US OPEN history, on Sept. 4, ’93 – Wilander d. Pernfors at same time)
• Also 3R in 2007 (l. to Moya in five sets) and ’09 (l. to Stepanek)

Grand Slam History:
• In Grand Slam play, has a 7-3 record this year with best result 4R at [/color]Roland Garros lost to No. 1 Djokovic in four sets. Also reached 3R at [/color]Australian Open (l. to Raonic) and retired in the fifth set at 1-2 vs Dodig in 1R at [/color]Wimbledon due to flu
• Trying to reach 4R in a Grand Slam tournament for seventh time in career: [/color]Australian Open ’05 (l. to No. 2 Roddick) & ’08 (l. to Nieminen); [/color]Roland Garros ’09 (d. No. 4 Djokovic, l. to Robredo) and this year; [/color]Wimbledon last year QF and [/color]US OPEN last year
• Has a 49-37 career record in Grand Slam and best result is QF at [/color]Wimbledon last year (l. to No. 6 Tsonga) 2013 Highlights: F(3): Auckland (l Ferrer); Munich (l Haas); Stuttgart (l Fognini); SF: Barcelona (l Almagro); QF: Halle (l Youzhny) 2013 in Review:
• Leading into the [/color]US OPEN (4-4):
o Cincinnati: 2R (l. to Federer)
o Montreal: 1R (l. to Paire)
o Kitzbuhel: 2R (1R bye, l. to L. Mayer)
o Stuttgart: R-up (l. to Fognini)
• The No. 2 German (behind No. 13 Haas) comes in with a 26-18 (10-7 on hard, 14-8 on clay, 2-3 on grass), highlighted by reaching three finals at Auckland (l. to Ferrer) in January, Munich (l. to Haas) in May and Stuttgart (l. to Fognini). Has a 4-6 career record in ATP World Tour finals
• Pulled out due to vertigo ahead of ATP Masters 1000 Rome 3R vs. Ferrer, also reached 3R at Monte Carlo (l. to Nadal)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (4), Finalist (6); Doubles Titles (7), Finalist (3)
• The German has compiled six straight Top 50 seasons while winning at least 30 matches in each
• Reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 16 in July of 2012
• Career 20-53 (0-4 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents, has lost last five, last win was over No. 10 [/color]John Isner 2012 [/color]US OPEN
• In Davis Cup, 11-10 career record (9-8 in singles) in 11 ties CAREER VS TOP 5 – Kohlschreiber has an 8-28 career record vs Top 5 opponents, with wins over: d. No. 2 [/color]Rafael Nadal[/b] at 2012 Halle d. No. 4 [/color]Robin Soderling at 2011 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells
d. No. 4 [/color]Andy Murray at 2010 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo
d. No. 4 [/color]Novak Djokovic at 2009 [/color]Roland Garros d. No. 5 [/color]David Ferrer at 2008 ATP Masters 1000 Paris
d. No. 5 [/color]David Ferrer at 2008 World Team Cup (Dusseldorf)
d. No. 4 [/color]Nikolay Davydenko at 2007 Davis Cup World Group SF
d. No. 4 [/color]Lleyton Hewitt at 2006 Adelaide GERMANS IN TOP 100 – Kohlschreiber is one of seven Germans ranked in the Top 100 Emirates ATP Rankings: (7) [/color]Roger Federer[/b] (SUI) vs (19) [/color]Tommy Robredo[/b] (ESP) Federer Leads 10-0 • Federer is bidding to reach his 41st Grand Slam QF and tie [/color]Jimmy Connors for the most career Grand Slam QF appearances in Open Era
• Robredo is attempting the reach the QF here for the first time, he has fallen in the 4R here seven times (2001, ’04-’06, ’08-10)

FEDERER FASTFACTS

[/color]US OPEN[/b] History:
• The five-time champion (2004-08) has the best winning percentage (.893. 67-8 record) in the Open Era and has yet to drop a set (broken twice) in his first three wins. Opened on Tuesday with a 63 62 75 win over Slovenian [/color]Grega Zemlja, followed with a 63 62 61 victory over Argentine [/color]Carlos Berlocq on Thursday and on Saturday night, beat Frenchman [/color]Adrian Mannarino 63 60 62. Has 2nd best all-time record in history behind Bill Tilden (.910, 71-7)
•Began his career with an 11-4 mark from 2000-03 and since ’04 when he won his first title, has a 56-4 record
• His 40-match Flushing Meadows winning streak ended with five-set loss to del Potro in ’09 final
• Since last final, lost in SF in 2010-11 (l. to Djokovic 7-5 in fifth both) and QF last year (l. to Berdych in four sets)
• Playing here for 14th consecutive year and his earliest exit was 3R in 2000 debut (l. to Ferrero)

Grand Slam History:
• The all-time Grand Slam singles champion with 17 titles (in 24 finals) claimed at least one in eight straight years (2003-10). Has the most career Grand Slam match wins (259-40)
• His streak of having reached QF or better in 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended with 2R loss to [/color]Sergiy Stakhovsky at [/color]Wimbledon. Also has record of 23 straight SF (’04-10) and 10 finals in a row (’05-’07)
• Only player to reach all four Slam finals in a season three times (’06-07, 09)
• Opened season with SF at [/color]Australian Open (l. to Murray) and followed with QF at [/color]Roland Garros (l.to Tsonga)

2013 Highlights:
W: Halle (d Youzhny); F: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); SF(3): [/color]Australian Open (l Murray); Dubai (l Berdych); Hamburg (l Delbonis); QF(4): Rotterdam (l Benneteau); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Nadal); [/color]Roland Garros (l Tsonga); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Nadal)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the [/color]US OPEN (5-3):
o Cincinnati: QF (l. to Nadal)
o Gstaad: 2R (bye, l. to Brands)
o Hamburg: SF (l. to Delbonis)

• Comes into the [/color]US OPEN ranked No. 7, his lowest since Oct. 28, 2002 (at No. 8) and has a 34-11 (17-5 on hard, 12-5 on clay and 5-1 on grass) match record. In lone hard court-lead-up, lost in QF at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l. to Nadal in three). He was playing his first event since 2R at Gstaad on July 25 (1R bye, l. to Brands)
• The week before, lost to qualifier No. 114 [/color]Federico Delbonis in the SF at Hamburg. It marked the second time this year that Federer has lost to an opponent outside the Top 100 and 12th in his career
• The oldest (32) in the Top 10 Emirates ATP Rankings since April 17, 2006 when [/color]Andre Agassi at 35 (12 days short of his 36th birthday) was ranked No. 10
• In June, captured his lone title of the year at Halle (d. Youzhny), his 13th career grass court title (13-5 in grass court finals). His 77th title tied [/color]John McEnroe for No. 3 in the Open Era titles list
• Best clay-court result of the year is runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l. to Nadal) in May, also reached QF at [/color]Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga)
• Won his 900th career match at [/color]Roland Garros (d. Simon in five sets in 4R). Only three players have won more matches in the Open Era: [/color]Jimmy Connors (1,253), [/color]Ivan Lendl (1,071) and [/color]Guillermo Vilas (929)

Career in Review: Singles Titles (77), Singles Finals (35), Doubles Titles (8), Doubles Finals (5)
• The Swiss holds the record for most weeks at No. 1 with 302 and is one of only three players to finish No. 1 at least five times (2004-07, ’09), joining Sampras (6) and Connors (5). Has compiled 11 consecutive Top 10 years
• He is the only active player with more than 900 match wins (910) and also leads with 77 titles (T-No. 3 in Open Era) in 112 finals, winning at least four titles in past 10 seasons from 2003-12. MOST GRAND SLAM QF APPEARANCES (Open Era) - Federer is bidding to reach his 41st Grand Slam QF and tie [/color]Jimmy Connors[/u] for the most career Grand Slam QF appearances. CAREER GRAND SLAM 4R MATCHES – Federer has advanced to Grand Slam QF 40 times in his career (37-6 record in 4R matches, had three walkovers not included as a win). He has won 34 straight in 4R matches (walkovers vs. Fish at‘12 [/color]US OPEN[/u], Haas at ‘07 [/color]Wimbledon[/u] and Pavel at ‘04 [/color]US OPEN[/u]). Here is a look at Federer’s 4R losses:
- 2003
[/color]US OPEN[/u] l. to [/color]David Nalbandian[/u] - 2003 [/color]Australian Open[/u] l. to [/color]David Nalbandian[/u] - 2002 [/color]US OPEN[/u] l. to [/color]Max Mirnyi[/u] - 2002 [/color]Australian Open[/u] l. to [/color]Tommy Haas[/u] - 2001 [/color]US OPEN[/u] l. to [/color]Andre Agassi[/u] - 2000 [/color]Roland Garros[/u] l. to [/color]Alex Corretja[/u] WEEKS AT NO. 1 LEADERS – Federer has spent the most weeks at No. 1 (302 weeks) in the history of the Emirates ATP Rankings (since Aug. 23, 1973). ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM MATCH WINS LEADERS: Federer is the all-time leader in Grand Slam match wins and Nadal is tied with [/color]John McEnroe[/u] for No. 9th place. ROBREDO FASTFACTS
[/color]US OPEN[/u][/b] History:
• Has a 29-11 career record and playing in Flushing Meadows for the 12th time in 13 years (except ’11)
• In first three wins, beat Aussie [/color]Marinko Matosevic[/u] 63 67 63 62, Canadian qualifier [/color]Frank Dancevic[/u] 64 64 61 and British qualifier [/color]Daniel Evans[/u] 76 61 46 75
• One of three Spaniards left in 4R of bottom half of draw (Ferrer, Nadal).
• Trying to reach QF for first time and is 0-7 in 4R matches (2001, ’04-06 and ’08-10) Grand Slam History: • In Grand Slam play this year has a 9-3 record. Reached QF at
[/color]Roland Garros[/u] for fifth time and became second player to come back from 0-2 down in three consecutive Grand Slam matches, beating Sijsling in 2R; saving 4 MP vs Monfils in 3R and Almagro in 4R before losing to Ferrer Lost to eventual champion No. 2 [/color]Andy Murray[/u] in 3R at [/color]Wimbledon[/u] (third time in 3R). Lost in 1R at [/color]Australian Open[/u] (l. to Levine)
• Has a 90-46 career record in Grand Slam tournaments and a six-time QF (five at
[/color]Roland Garros[/u]-’03, ’05, ’07, ’09, 13), ’07 [/color]Australian Open[/u])

2013 Highlights: W(2): Casablanca (d Anderson); Umag (d Fognini); SF: Buenos Aires (l Ferrer); QF: Barcelona (l Raonic); Oeiras (l Seppi);
[/color]Roland Garros[/u] (l Ferrer)

2013 in Review:
• Leading into the
[/color]US OPEN[/u] (8-4)
o Winston-Salem: 3R (l. to Monfils)
o Cincinnati: 3R (d. No. 9 Wawrinka in 2R, l. to Berdych)
o Umag: Winner (d. Fognini)
o Hamburg: 2R (1R bye, l. to Delbonis)
o Bastad: 2R (1R bye, l. to Ramos)
• The Spanish veteran has a 34-17 match record on the season (25-10 on clay, 7-6 on hard and 2-1 on grass) and is one of 14 players 30-over to win a title this year
• He ended the 13-match winning streak of
[/color]Fabio Fognini[/u] to capture his 12th career ATP World Tour title at Umag
• In April, captured his 11th career ATP World Tour title at Casablanca (d. Anderson) and first since winning Santiago (d. Giraldo) in February 2011. Also a semi-finalist in Buenos Aires in February (l. to eventual champion No. 4 Ferrer)
• The Spaniard is among the Top 10 clay court match wins leaders among active players at No.3 with a 230-101 record. Has 11 career clay court titles
• Last year the Spaniard finished outside Top 100 for first time in 12 years after being sidelined for five months with a leg injury

Career in Review:
Singles Titles (12), Finalist (7); Doubles Titles (5), Finalist (5)
• The Spaniard has finished in the Top 100 for 11 years in a row (2001-11), including five Top 20 seasons
• Career 19-72 (2-4 in 2013) vs Top 10 opponents
• Reached career-high singles ranking of No. 5 in August of 2006
• Among the Top 10 clay court match wins leaders among active players at No. 3 with a 230-101 record
• In Davis Cup, 8-11 career record (5-7 in singles) in 13 ties and member of ‘04 winning team (did not play in final) GRAND SLAM 4R MATCHES – Robredo has a 6-13 career (1-10 on hard) record in Grand Slam 4R matches.
[/color]US OPEN[/u][/b] 4R MATCHES – Robredo is 0-7 in 4R matches at the [/color]US OPEN[/u].
SPANISH WINNERS
– Robredo is one of six Spaniards to win at least one ATP World Tour title this season.

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Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Reply #1076 on: September 01, 2013, 10:04:15 PM »
hello  :king:

the sneeky bad secretary takes 'SICK" leave in the whole morning again, do you really think visiting a doctor needs 4 hours???  She is getting herself a lot of free holidays by doing this  ..-) ..-)

a woman who has 2 kids and is over 50 still has no moral.

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Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Reply #1077 on: September 01, 2013, 10:09:58 PM »
hello  :king:

the sneeky bad secretary takes 'SICK" leave in the whole morning again, do you really think visiting a doctor needs 4 hours???  She is getting herself a lot of free holidays by doing this  ..-) ..-)

a woman who has 2 kids and is over 50 still has no moral.

I have tomorrow off!!!  :)~    :cool:
 
Nadal is playing tomorrow, well I did post the schedule here a little while ago so you can check it out.
 
 

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Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Reply #1078 on: September 01, 2013, 10:12:01 PM »
BTW. I'm checking out some new plant extracts, reading test results on them and going over some literature.
It is very exciting news, for me anyway.  :)

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« Reply #1079 on: September 01, 2013, 11:13:47 PM »
BTW. I'm checking out some new plant extracts, reading test results on them and going over some literature.
It is very exciting news, for me anyway.  :)

Dr Swish Zhivago, he is going to win an Nobel award on medicines soon :grind dance:

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