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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 05:53:15 PM »
1) A?

3) B?
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 06:03:58 PM »
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1) A?

3) B?


Nope and nope.

"Better Know Your Players"

(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?

a. not Haas
b. Daniilidou
c. Mathieu
d. not Malisse
e. Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.

(3) Who aligns Evian bottles maticulously, ensuring that the lables face forward, a la Rafa?

a. Verdasco
b. not Santoro
c. not Canas
d. Pennetta
e. not Ivanovic
f. Kuznetsova
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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 01:19:17 AM »
1) E
3) A, as he's good mates with Rafa, something could've rubbed off.

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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2007, 05:45:39 AM »
e) and f)

Saw Schiavone in Fed Cup play, she just looks mean! :-o
Thought I remembered Kuznetsova doing this in her run at the U.S.O.

Dude, those are some awesome pics!!! :H   Thanks.
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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2007, 12:15:12 PM »
"Better Know Your Players"

(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?

a. not Haas
b. Daniilidou
c. Mathieu[/color]
d. not Malisse
e. not Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.

1R Verdasco def. Mathieu in 5 sets
Holy Crap criers!, Mathieu is one gigantic a-hole; at least he was this day. I saw him in a tight 5 setter at 2004 USO and he didn't lead me to believe he would lose his freakin' mind and be a prick throughout an entire match. By contrast, Verdasco win's the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Just an all around class act. Never acted like anything Mathieu did was out of order; never tried to show PHM up or complain. Just a really, really nice guy.


(3) Who aligns Evian bottles maticulously, ensuring that the lables face forward, a la Rafa?

a. Verdasco - kickserve is CORRECT!!![/color]
b. not Santoro
c. not Canas
d. Pennetta
e. not Ivanovic
f. not Kuznetsova

Contrary to kickserve's theory, however, I have my own. Since Verdasco is older, I think it goes the other way. Further, Verdasco is arguably worse about the positioning of the Evian bottles. It was hilarious.
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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2007, 03:55:10 PM »
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"Better Know Your Players"

(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?

a. not Haas
b. Daniilidou
c. Mathieu[/color]
d. not Malisse
e. not Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.

1R Verdasco def. Mathieu in 5 sets
Holy Crap criers!, Mathieu is one gigantic a-hole; at least he was this day. I saw him in a tight 5 setter at 2004 USO and he didn't lead me to believe he would lose his freakin' mind and be a prick throughout an entire match. By contrast, Verdasco win's the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Just an all around class act. Never acted like anything Mathieu did was out of order; never tried to show PHM up or complain. Just a really, really nice guy.


To be honest this really doesn't surprise me. I didn't guess Mathieu, because I thought it was common knowledge he was a hothead. It was he and Mahut who nearly came to blows with Melo/Sa in that doubles match at Wimbledon.

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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2007, 04:24:30 PM »
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"Better Know Your Players"

(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?

a. not Haas
b. Daniilidou
c. Mathieu[/color]
d. not Malisse
e. not Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.

1R Verdasco def. Mathieu in 5 sets
Holy Crap criers!, Mathieu is one gigantic a-hole; at least he was this day. I saw him in a tight 5 setter at 2004 USO and he didn't lead me to believe he would lose his freakin' mind and be a prick throughout an entire match. By contrast, Verdasco win's the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Just an all around class act. Never acted like anything Mathieu did was out of order; never tried to show PHM up or complain. Just a really, really nice guy.


To be honest this really doesn't surprise me. I didn't guess Mathieu, because I thought it was common knowledge he was a hothead. It was he and Mahut who nearly came to blows with Melo/Sa in that doubles match at Wimbledon.


I'm sure it was Benneteau playing with Mahut, wasn't it? I guess Mathieu losing from 2 sets up wasn't good for his temper. I've never thought of him as a hothead.

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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2007, 04:31:47 PM »
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Quote from: "Babblelot"
"Better Know Your Players"

(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?

a. not Haas
b. Daniilidou
c. Mathieu[/color]
d. not Malisse
e. not Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.

1R Verdasco def. Mathieu in 5 sets
Holy Crap criers!, Mathieu is one gigantic a-hole; at least he was this day. I saw him in a tight 5 setter at 2004 USO and he didn't lead me to believe he would lose his freakin' mind and be a prick throughout an entire match. By contrast, Verdasco win's the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Just an all around class act. Never acted like anything Mathieu did was out of order; never tried to show PHM up or complain. Just a really, really nice guy.


To be honest this really doesn't surprise me. I didn't guess Mathieu, because I thought it was common knowledge he was a hothead. It was he and Mahut who nearly came to blows with Melo/Sa in that doubles match at Wimbledon.


I'm sure it was Benneteau playing with Mahut, wasn't it? I guess Mathieu losing from 2 sets up wasn't good for his temper. I've never thought of him as a hothead.


Than I would have been right for the wrong reason! Wouldn't be the first time for me?  :whistle:

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2008, 02:42:33 PM »
2008 Roland Garros
























I can only see the first picture right now Babble  :(
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2008, 02:56:28 PM »
might want to delete ^^^^^^^ post   :)




2008 Roland Garros pics in 1st post of page 1   
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2008, 03:05:12 PM »
I can see them all, good pics yo!  The first picture is simply amazing!  I have never seen a shirt that nice before!!!
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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2008, 03:07:59 PM »
Now they're all there and look fantastic  :) Excellent pictures and really impressive seats you've got yourself there Babble- so close to the players and what a time you must have had. Thanks very much for sharing those brilliant pictures with us  :)
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2008, 02:09:00 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2008, 02:50:49 PM »
You da Bomb, man!

Fist pump back atcha, bro!
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2008, 11:23:00 PM »
Your tour begins in my hood on the east side of Paris, just a few stops east of Nation on the 9-train. Pass the Hotel De Ville and take in a sunset on the Seine … Dine, drink and dance in the Latin Quarter with my BFFs, Leslie and Veronica… Nothing beats an entire day "lost" in Paris … I likes me some biker chicks… A casual stroll through the quaint section called "Le Marais" then off to La Fleche D'or for an evening of live music… Pause for a beer before a night on Oberkampf Street . And to think, I come every year for the tennis.





























Leslie just sent me these snaps!

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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2008, 01:37:26 AM »
Great pictures Babble :applause: and really cool to see that part of Paris too. Seems like you met a few people and had a great time with them. When you say its great to have a whole day lost in Paris- thats great for exploring and finding the different areas  :good: but I'm the opposite to that as before I went I had studied loads of maps and need to know exactly where I'm going and my routes  :)) I'm absolutely made up we both had such a fantastic time in Paris and at Roland Garros- with so many memories that we've both brought back  :)
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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2008, 06:26:20 AM »
Great pictures Babble :applause: and really cool to see that part of Paris too. Seems like you met a few people and had a great time with them. When you say its great to have a whole day lost in Paris- thats great for exploring and finding the different areas  :good: but I'm the opposite to that as before I went I had studied loads of maps and need to know exactly where I'm going and my routes  :)) I'm absolutely made up we both had such a fantastic time in Paris and at Roland Garros- with so many memories that we've both brought back  :)

Don't be mistaken, I thoroughly and painstakenly planned my first trip and have an album with pictures similar to yours.   ;-() Trips 2 and 3 are merely the final destinations I had mapped out for the first but never made.   ;-()
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2008, 06:30:54 AM »
Great pictures Babble :applause: and really cool to see that part of Paris too. Seems like you met a few people and had a great time with them. When you say its great to have a whole day lost in Paris- thats great for exploring and finding the different areas  :good: but I'm the opposite to that as before I went I had studied loads of maps and need to know exactly where I'm going and my routes  :)) I'm absolutely made up we both had such a fantastic time in Paris and at Roland Garros- with so many memories that we've both brought back  :)

Don't be mistaken, I thoroughly and painstakenly planned my first trip and have an album with pictures similar to yours.   ;-() Trips 2 and 3 are merely the final destinations I had mapped out for the first but never made.   ;-()

lol- so its not just me then that plans every last detail when I go to a city- I hadn't been for around 12 years and was about 8 when I last went so wanted to see the main attractions and had to plan the trip myself, rather than rely on my parents being there as in the past. Maybe one day I'll do as you've done during the next visits, but before this trip I thought it would be around 20 years before I'd go back to Paris- since I have my list of 18 places I'll be visiting- but Paris and Roland Garros- and just how close I was able to get to the players and even getting to talk to a few of them was that good that I can't not go for 20 odd years, I'll have to go back well before then  :)
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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2008, 09:33:33 PM »
Nice work Babble.  Looks like you had a great time.  I'm a week-1 outer court dweller myself.  It's the only way to go. 
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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2008, 10:20:59 PM »
Sweet pics Babble!   Thanks for sharing!