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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2008, 09:49:32 PM »
Good job conchita. It's a good idea to celebrate a player's birthday with a montage. :)
thanks BGT!!!  :)

Honestly, when I watch first montage, feels like today, I start to cry since 1st second.
Capriati, dramatic life, so many problems with drugs sadly, but also so many great memories:
BCN 92 GOLD (I was there), AO 01, 02, FO 02.
it's so sad she will not be able to play a final match to say farewell, same sad story as Seles.
my 2 favourites players all time, Seles retired and Capriati will follow...
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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2008, 09:54:59 PM »
well, in just hour one of my fav. players birthday!!!  :)
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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #82 on: April 02, 2008, 12:58:59 AM »
Ferrer. :) On MTF, they call him Pics.



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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #83 on: April 02, 2008, 03:37:36 AM »
Well happy brithday David Ferrer. Embarrassed to say my mother has a bit of a fancy for him.

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #84 on: April 02, 2008, 07:16:48 AM »
Good job conchita. It's a good idea to celebrate a player's birthday with a montage. :)
thanks BGT!!!  :)

Honestly, when I watch first montage, feels like today, I start to cry since 1st second.
Capriati, dramatic life, so many problems with drugs sadly, but also so many great memories:
BCN 92 GOLD (I was there), AO 01, 02, FO 02.
it's so sad she will not be able to play a final match to say farewell, same sad story as Seles.
my 2 favourites players all time, Seles retired and Capriati will follow...

I don't follow the WTA much, but J-Cap v. anyone was always a match I watched.  I hope she finds her way during the post-tennis phase of her life. :)
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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #85 on: April 02, 2008, 11:19:34 PM »
My real name is Chuck...and my birthday apparently is a shared one...which is cool  :)

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2008, 09:18:25 PM »
I'd like to take this moment to thank some of the androgenous posters who recently updated their profiles by adding their gender--you've made me scratch myself for years.

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2008, 09:20:54 PM »
My real name is Chuck...and my birthday apparently is a shared one...which is cool  :)

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #88 on: April 08, 2008, 09:31:23 PM »
I'd like to take this moment to thank some of the androgenous posters who recently updated their profiles by adding their gender--you've made me scratch myself for years.

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2008, 09:34:45 PM »
I'd like to take this moment to thank some of the androgenous posters who recently updated their profiles by adding their gender--you've made me scratch myself for years.

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Hopefully that would be your head  :whistle:

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2008, 07:45:22 PM »
I'd like to take this moment to thank some of the androgenous posters who recently updated their profiles by adding their gender--you've made me scratch myself for years.

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Re: The T4Y Official Birthday Calender, Real Name, and Gender thread
« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2008, 08:21:23 AM »
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX CORRETJA :)

Ŕlex Corretja Verdegay (born April 11, 1974, in Barcelona, Spain) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. During his career, he finished runner-up twice at the French Open (in 1998 and 2001). He won the ATP Tour World Championships in 1998 and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in 1999. He also played a key role in helping Spain win its first-ever Davis Cup title in 2000.

Corretja first came to the tennis world's attention as a promising junior player who won the Orange Bowl 16s title in 1990. He turned professional in 1991, and won his first top-level singles title in 1994 at Buenos Aires. His first doubles title came in 1995 at Palermo.

In 1996, Corretja faced Pete Sampras in an epic five-set quarter-final at the US Open. Corretja held a match point during the fifth set, but eventually lost to Sampras in 4 hours and 9 minutes 7–6, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 7–6.

In 1997, Corretja captured three titles including his first Tennis Masters Series title in Rome. (He won a second Masters Series title in 2000 at Indian Wells.)

1998 saw Corretja reach his first Grand Slam final at the French Open. In the Third Round, he defeated Argentina's Hernán Gumy in (at the time) the longest match in the tournament's history. Corretja won the 5 hour 31 minute marathon 6–1, 5–7, 6–7, 7–5, 9–7. In the final, Corretja lost to his fellow-Spaniard Carlos Moyŕ in straight sets 6–3, 7–5, 6–3.

Corretja finished 1998 by winning the most significant title of his career – the ATP Tour World Championships (now known as the Tennis Masters Cup). In the semi-finals, he saved three match points on the way to beating Sampras 4–6, 6–3, 7–6. In the final, Corretja faced Moyŕ in a five-set marathon and came back from two sets down to win in 4 hours and 1 minute 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5. Corretja won a career-high five singles titles in 1998 and finished the year ranked World No. 3. In February 1999, Corretja reached his career-high ranking of World No. 2.

In 2000, Corretja helped Spain win its first-ever Davis Cup title. He went 3–0 in singles rubbers during the earlier rounds, and then teamed up with Joan Manuel Balcells to win the doubles match in the final as Spain beat Australia 3–1. Corretja also won a men's doubles Bronze Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, partnering Albert Costa.

In 2001, Corretja reached the men's singles final at the French Open for the second time. He lost in the final to defending-champion Gustavo Kuerten in four sets 6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–0. In July that year, Corretja won a five-set marathon match in final at Amsterdam against Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 6–4. The 53-game match was the year's longest tour final.

Corretja's biggest win of 2002 came in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup, where he rallied from two sets down to beat Sampras on grass 4–6, 4–6, 7–6, 7–5, 6–4. (Spain eventually lost the tie 3–1.) At the French Open, Corretja saved four match points in the Third Round against Arnaud Clément before going on to win 6–1, 6–2, 4–6, 5–7, 8–6. Corretja then progressed to the semi-finals, where he lost in four sets to Albert Costa (who went on to win the title). One week later, Corretja was the best man at Costa's wedding.

In 2003, Corretja was again part of a Spanish team which reached the Davis Cup final. He won two doubles and one singles rubber in the earlier rounds. But in the final, Corretja and Feliciano López lost the doubles rubber as Spain were beaten 3–1 by Australia.

Corretja announced his retirement on September 24, 2004. He won a total of 17 top-level singles titles and 3 doubles titles during his career.

On April 4, 2008 it was announced that Corretja would coach Britain's Andy Murray through the 2008 Clay court season.





HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! THE GENTLEMAN OF TENNIS! :)
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« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2008, 08:24:33 AM »
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« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2008, 03:50:26 AM »
Somil, Male, 16th April (5 days!)

Happy birthday s0mil for soon, and happy birthday Alex Corretja.

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« Reply #94 on: April 16, 2008, 05:30:21 AM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONCHITA MARTINEZ!!  :)

Inmaculada Concepción ("Conchita") Martínez Bernat (born April 16, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Monzón, Aragón, Spain. She is the only Spanish woman to have won the singles title at Wimbledon, when she beat Martina Navrátilová in 1994. She also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open.

Playing style
Martínez used extreme topspin on her forehand and slower topspin and slice on her backhand. She was a patient baseliner who won matches by disrupting her opponents' rhythm through changes of spin, pace, depth, height, and angle.

Career
Born in Monzón, Martínez turned professional in 1988. At the age of just 17, she reached the fourth round at the French Open in her third professional tournament. She upset Lori McNeil en route.
In 1989, her breakthrough year, Martínez beat Gabriela Sabatini to win the title at Tampa and won two other tournaments. She also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, losing to Steffi Graf. She finished the year World No. 7.
In 1990 and 1991, Martínez won a further six titles and again reached the quarterfinals at the French Open both years (losing to Graf in 1990 and Monica Seles in 1991).
In 1992, Martínez was a silver medalist in doubles at the Olympic Games in Barcelona (partnering Arantxa Sánchez Vicario) and the runner-up in women's doubles at the French Open. Once again, she was a quarterfinalist at the French Open, losing a tight match with Sabatini.
In 1993, Martínez became the first Spanish woman since Lilí de Álvarez in 1928 to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, where she lost to Graf 7–6, 6–3. Martinez beat Graf for the first and only time in her career, at a tournament in Philadelphia. At the Italian Open, Martinez became the first Spaniard to win the tournament since de Álvarez in 1930. She again reached the quarterfinals at the French Open (the fifth year in a row), losing a 2 hour, 45 minute battle with Anke Huber 6–7, 6–4, 6–4.
In 1994, Martínez reached the Wimbledon singles final, where she faced 9-time former Wimbledon champion Martina Navrátilová. Navrátilová's last Wimbledon triumph had come four years earlier, but many observers felt that the 37 year-old Czech-born American was the favourite going into the match given her long track record of success on grass courts, whereas Martínez's most significant tournament victories up to that time had been on slower-playing surfaces, particularly on clay courts. Martínez, however, won the match 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 and became the first Spanish woman ever to win Wimbledon.
In 1995, Martínez was a semifinalist at all four Grand Slam tournaments and reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 2. At Wimbledon, she beat Sabatini in the quarterfinals before losing to Sanchez Vicario in the semifinals.
In 1996, Martínez became the only player to win the Italian Open singles title four consecutive years. She also partnered Sánchez Vicario to claim a women's doubles Olympic bronze medal in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1998, Martínez reached her second career Grand Slam singles final. She was defeated in the final of the Australian Open by Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–3. She also helped Spain win the Fed Cup that year, beating Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6–3, 2–6, 9–7 in 3 hours, 19 minutes in the final.
Martínez reached the final of the French Open in 2000, where she lost to Mary Pierce 6–2, 7–5 after beating Sanchez Vicario in a semifinal.
She also won the German Open, beating Hingis in a semifinal and Amanda Coetzer in the final.
In 2001, Martínez was a runner-up in the women's doubles at the French Open (partnering Jelena Dokić). Martinez also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in six years but lost to Justine Henin of Belgium.
Martínez won her second Olympic silver medal in the women's doubles in 2004 in Athens, Greece (partnering Virginia Ruano Pascual).
In 2001, with Arantxa Sßnchez-Vicario, she won the inaugural Award of Excellence from the ITF and International Hall of Fame for her dedication to Fed Cup, helping Spain win the Cup five times.
In 2005, Martínez won her first singles title in five years at Pattaya, Thailand, bringing her career total to 33 top-level singles titles, 9 of which were Tier I events, and 13 doubles titles.
On April 15, 2006, at the age of 33 and after 18 years of playing professionally, she announced her retirement, having won more professional singles tournaments (33) than any other Spanish female tennis player.

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« Reply #95 on: April 16, 2008, 05:34:37 AM »
I think I should add:
Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!  :) :)

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« Reply #96 on: April 16, 2008, 05:37:06 AM »
Happy Birthday S0mil!!!  :))
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« Reply #98 on: April 16, 2008, 09:41:48 AM »
I think I should add:
Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!  :) :)

Happy Happy bday!!! :toot: :ice cream:
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« Reply #99 on: April 16, 2008, 11:05:15 AM »
I think I should add:
Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!  :) :)

Happy Happy bday!!! :toot: :ice cream:

Thanks. I just turned 15 so you and I may be either side of the age range on this forum?