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Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:46 AM
These pics were taken about an hour ago at the Men's Claycourt Championships in Houston. Right now qualifying is going on. I will keep you updated with new pics.

I know these pics aren't as good as phamsters but i did my best w/my kodak 8.2mp 3x optical pocket sized camera. I will bring the SLR tomorrow w/the wide angle lens.

Ernest Gulbis was practicing with Rainer Schuettler
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag029.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag030.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag031.jpg

Rainer Schuettler
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag035.jpg

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:47 AM
Schuettler and Gulbis' Bags

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag034.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag037.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag040.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag042.jpg

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:49 AM
Watch out for Ryan Harrison, he beat phillip king who is coached by the great Elliott Teltscher 6-1 6-2.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag044.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag045.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag046.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag047.jpg

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:51 AM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag048.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag049.jpg

Ginepri and Spadea Practicing:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag050.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag051.jpg

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:53 AM
Close up Pic of Ginepri's Racket
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag052.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag054.jpg

*i would have taken close up pics of spadea's rackets but they were zipped up in his bag*

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag053.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag055.jpg

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 11:53 AM
1 last spadea pic. I will add more tomorrow.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag056.jpg

flyer
04-12-2008, 12:02 PM
^^^whose kneissel bag is that cause both gulbis and schuettler were using head rackets?

Fee
04-12-2008, 12:03 PM
Did you happen to notice who, if anyone, was coaching Ginepri? Jose Higueras is in Estoril coaching Federer this week.

Katlion
04-12-2008, 12:07 PM
Who is that Jose guy? ^^^

Fee
04-12-2008, 12:08 PM
Jose Higueras, former player turned quite famous coach (Courier, Sampras, etc).

J011yroger
04-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Can you play on those courts?

Or is it a private club that you have to be a member of?

They look really nice!

J

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 12:27 PM
Can you play on those courts?

Or is it a private club that you have to be a member of?

They look really nice!

J

yeah, my friend and i are going to hit on them tomorrow. he said he hit on them today, but i got there 2 hours late. i think you can only play on the courts during the tournament..when courts are empty and people are walking around...but during the regular season i'm pretty sure you have to be a member.

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 12:29 PM
Did you happen to notice who, if anyone, was coaching Ginepri? Jose Higueras is in Estoril coaching Federer this week.

sorry fee...i saw a coach on court w/neps but it wasn't jose higueras for sure. I would have recognized him otherwise. It was a coach i don't know.

^^^whose kneissel bag is that cause both gulbis and schuettler were using head rackets?

it was the coaches bag. You can see him in the 2nd picture.

Fee
04-12-2008, 12:35 PM
sorry fee...i saw a coach on court w/neps but it wasn't jose higueras for sure. I would have recognized him otherwise. It was a coach i don't know.


Hmmm, bummer. Well, Dale Robertson will probably get some info and put it in the Houston Chron this week. No worries. :)

split-step
04-12-2008, 04:26 PM
Hey LeeLord, where is this event taking place?
I was in Houston last year for the event at Mattress Mac's place and I understood that was going to be the last time they held the event there.

It's nice that this new place has red clay for the players to play on. I thought it was silly last year that the event was played on green clay.

Fee
04-12-2008, 05:48 PM
Hey LeeLord, where is this event taking place?
I was in Houston last year for the event at Mattress Mac's place and I understood that was going to be the last time they held the event there.

It's nice that this new place has red clay for the players to play on. I thought it was silly last year that the event was played on green clay.

It's at River Oaks Club, where the River Oaks international used to be played (the exo tournament before the Clay Courts). Remember a few years back when Pete played Ginepri in an exo? That was at River Oaks. :)

(I'm not Leelord, but he doesn't seem to be around at this moment, so hope it's okay for me to answer in his place).

Leelord337
04-12-2008, 07:26 PM
^^^:) got that right fee. I was out shopping. just got back and watching davis cup now.

btw, here's a link to the address if you want to go. its free parking in the neighborhood. http://www.riveroaksinternational.com/default.asp?id=31
the address is at the bottom of the page. I love this facility better than westside. it has more of that "back yard" feel and is very special.

i'm going tomorrow at 11am and will take some more pictures. hopefully will get some of tommy haas and other players. and i'm bringing my tripod. :)

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 08:26 PM
More pics from today:
you heard it from me first. Watch out for Ryan Harrison. He's a very talented American. Huge serve and great court sense and HUGE off the ground as well. Just been dominating his opponents and is just 15 years old.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics050.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics093.jpg

Franco Reichel
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics096.jpg

Diego Hartfield
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics061.jpg

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 08:27 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics062.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics064.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics065.jpg

amer delic
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics066.jpg

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 08:28 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics067.jpg

delic was practicing with vincent spadea
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics067.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics069.jpg

Tommy Haas

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics080.jpg

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 08:30 PM
John Isner
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics072.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics075.jpg

Ernest Gulbis:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics074.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics071.jpg

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 08:32 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics089.jpg

Dudi Sela:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics099.jpg

Sela's Bag
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics097.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics096.jpg

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Every picture after this post will be from April 14, 2008. i will post more tomorrow after some of the first round matches.

Fee
04-13-2008, 09:19 PM
Can you make these clickable thumbnails? They are far too big for my screen and it diminishes the effect to not be able to see the whole photo at once. (I hope that makes sense).

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 09:21 PM
yeah, i might do that. i will just change the resolution on photobucket to well under 1mb. I found it kind of annoying too with these oversized pics. they're more for close up racket pics, not players.

actually i'm getting sleepy...If i have free time tomorrow I will change the old pics size to 640 x 480 but from here on out for sure, new pics will be message board sized.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-13-2008, 10:08 PM
yeah, i might do that. i will just change the resolution on photobucket to well under 1mb. I found it kind of annoying too with these oversized pics. they're more for close up racket pics, not players.

actually i'm getting sleepy...If i have free time tomorrow I will change the old pics size to 640 x 480 but from here on out for sure, new pics will be message board sized.

Please do that because I have to go to my PC to view this thread, I most often use my iPhone. :(


Too many resolutions for the last few pics, but this is a great thread though. :)

Leelord337
04-13-2008, 10:12 PM
^^^thx. I really did appreciate it when those guys took pics for the pacific life open. i felt like i was there...now i am at a tournament many of you guys can't make it to and can take u there w/these pics. :)

el sergento
04-14-2008, 08:33 AM
Red clay??? I thought Houston was American green clay. Am I mistaken?, if not when did they switch??

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 10:05 AM
Red clay??? I thought Houston was American green clay. Am I mistaken?, if not when did they switch??

yeah, the river oaks tennis tournament has always been on red clay. The men's CC moved from westside tennis club (which last year used green clay) to river oaks (which have always used red clay).

guernica1
04-14-2008, 03:12 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics089.jpg

Dudi Sela:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics099.jpg

Sela's Bag
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics097.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/pics096.jpg

Sela's backhand is a thing of beauty!

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 09:18 PM
here are some pics from April 14, 2008

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket001-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket002-1.jpg

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Blake hit Mardy Fish's Coach in the *yano where* with his serve during practice and started laughing

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket003-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket004-1.jpg

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 09:22 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket006-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket005-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket012.jpg

my buddy, anouar, who beat me today at river oaks on the hardcourts 2-6 6-3 6-4
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket011.jpg

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Sam "Q-Ball" Querrey

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket013.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket014.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket015.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket016.jpg

I will take better and more pics tomorrow for sure...and will take pics of the venue as well

Fedace
04-14-2008, 09:30 PM
Vince needs to switch to O3 racket then maybe he can win another tournament before his career is over.

Leelord337
04-14-2008, 09:32 PM
Vince needs to switch to O3 racket then maybe he can win another tournament before his career is over.

maybe Juan Carlos Ferrero should switch too. the o3 has too much power and i think thats why the bryans have been losing lately, they've been hitting a lot of shots long which i think would have been in if they were playing w/wilson.

Fedace
04-14-2008, 09:37 PM
maybe Juan Carlos Ferrero should switch too. the o3 has too much power and i think thats why the bryans have been losing lately, they've been hitting a lot of shots long which i think would have been in if they were playing w/wilson.

Oh yea,,,then why did Davydenko win his first masters shield with the new O3 frame ?? Nicolai said only reason he won is cause he switched rackets. he said his new racket raised game about 1-2 levels...:)

phamster
04-15-2008, 08:21 AM
^^^thx. I really did appreciate it when those guys took pics for the pacific life open. i felt like i was there...now i am at a tournament many of you guys can't make it to and can take u there w/these pics. :)

no.. you are totally great for posting these photos..

i loving seening the new stuff.. wishing and wanting to be there to see it live..

btw, the photos you mention of me taking were incorrect.. i didn't take any photos.. i just photoshoped the pictures that somebody else took,

so with that, can i have permission to use your shots and make desktops out of them?

phamster

bcast66
04-15-2008, 09:19 AM
get more pictures of ryan harrison

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 10:14 AM
no.. you are totally great for posting these photos..

i loving seening the new stuff.. wishing and wanting to be there to see it live..

btw, the photos you mention of me taking were incorrect.. i didn't take any photos.. i just photoshoped the pictures that somebody else took,

so with that, can i have permission to use your shots and make desktops out of them?

phamster

Definitely! I actually love your work and currently my desktop wallpaper is the federer/nadal one you made. I will try to take better and more pics today. I will be at river oaks in 30 min so hope to catch John Isner, Blake, Haas, and others.

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Here are some pictures from River Oaks today. Sorry there aren't too many. I was only able there for about an hour today. I should be there for about 5 hours tomorrow though.

These Pics are from April 15, 2008. Sorry I couldn't get any ryan harrison pictures. I will definitely try to get some tomorrow.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket018.jpg

as you I walked i the country club i couldn't just pass up the ferrari w/o any pics.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket017.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket016-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket001-2.jpg

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 05:33 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket015-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket014-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket013-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket012-1.jpg

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 05:33 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket011-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket010.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket009.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket007-1.jpg

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 05:34 PM
James and Thomas Blake in the distance

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket005-2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket004-2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket003-2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/racket002-2.jpg

NoMansLandPlayer
04-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Hey Leelord,

do you have tickets for all these days or are you buying a ground pass? I have tickets to Fri afternoon session, but was thinking of going out tomorrow to watch some outside court action if there is any. Can you fill me in on how that works? Where have you been parking? Is there any reason to go if I do not have tics to the actual session? Any other advice? Thanks in advance...

Leelord337
04-15-2008, 06:02 PM
^^^hi, grounds passes are FREE!!! I haven't spent a penny (except on food/merchandise etc...) Just hang out and watch the pros practice and watch the outside court matches all for free. btw, parking is free as well...I have just been parking on inwood drive along the street. It is about a 1/4 mile walk to my car but its worth it.

NoMansLandPlayer
04-15-2008, 06:33 PM
sweet... I am going to try and make it out there tomorrow for a few hours...

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:49 PM
Here are some pictures from Wed. April 16, 2008

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed5.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed7.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed6.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:51 PM
Dudi Sela watching the match:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed19.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed8.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed4.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:52 PM
Ryan Harrison Practicing w/his dad (who is a decent player, college level at least)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed37.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed39.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed40.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed35.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:55 PM
Victor Troicki vs Marcos Daniel

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed8.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed9.jpg


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed10.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed11.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:55 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed13.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed14.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed16.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed15.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:56 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed17.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed18.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed20.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed22.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:58 PM
Harel Levy vs. Aussie Peter Luczak

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed23.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed24.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed25.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed36.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 10:59 PM
Agustin Calleri, Pablo Cuevas and friends playing soccer on the tennis net. These guys had serious soccer skills!!!

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed27.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed28.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed30.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed31.jpg

Leelord337
04-16-2008, 11:14 PM
here is my collection of autographs i got from the tournament. the ernest gulbis microgel prestige racket in the back, the federer/laver ball i bought on e bay, the john isner ball i got signed, the james blake ball i got signed, and the vincent spadea ball i got signed...also the red hat is signed by the bryan brothers

also...other balls in the roland garros can are signed by jim thomas, scott lipsky and david martin & amer delic

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/stuff-1.jpg

bcast66
04-17-2008, 04:06 AM
thanks for Ryan Harrison photo. i just wanted to see racquet lol

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 10:10 AM
is anybody actually looking at this thread or is it just me? just lemmie know because it is a lot of work to upload the pics...and u know the rest but if you guys like it i will surely post new pics.

Banks
04-17-2008, 10:15 AM
im most definately checking out this thread on a daily basis. I enjoy seeing pictures from tournaments. Id love to goto one myself but i dont belive there are really any around where i live.

Jonnyf
04-17-2008, 10:18 AM
is anybody actually looking at this thread or is it just me? just lemmie know because it is a lot of work to upload the pics...and u know the rest but if you guys like it i will surely post new pics.


Hey, I'm def. checking it out! I would have posted but i didn't have anything worthwhile to contribute!

Lee James
04-17-2008, 10:23 AM
Watch out for Ryan Harrison, he beat phillip king who is coached by the great Elliott Teltscher 6-1 6-2.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag044.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag045.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag046.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/tag047.jpg

lol at the chalkboard scoreboard in the first picture. lol

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 10:23 AM
ok, thx for the good feedback guys. I will definitely be posting new pics. I will try to get some of the james blake ryan harrison match tonight.

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 10:25 AM
[QUOTE=me;2259224]Here are some pictures from Wed. April 16, 2008

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ROWed.jpg

/QUOTE]

i think this is the best picture I have taken.

Fee
04-17-2008, 10:34 AM
im most definately checking out this thread on a daily basis. I enjoy seeing pictures from tournaments. Id love to goto one myself but i dont belive there are really any around where i live.

Where do you live?

Thanks for the pictures Lee. I hope you are wearing sunscreen (and putting in on in the morning BEFORE you get dressed). :)

bcast66
04-17-2008, 11:09 AM
ok, thx for the good feedback guys. I will definitely be posting new pics. I will try to get some of the james blake ryan harrison match tonight.

yea get some close up pictures of ryans racket if you can. and get some of him playing aswell. THANKS!!!!

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Where do you live?

Thanks for the pictures Lee. I hope you are wearing sunscreen (and putting in on in the morning BEFORE you get dressed). :)

hey fee. i'm in the downtown area about 10 minutes from the tournament. Yes, i learned after the first day to wear sunscreen, :)..I am peeling as I speak.

Fee
04-17-2008, 11:37 AM
hey fee. i'm in the downtown area about 10 minutes from the tournament. Yes, i learned after the first day to wear sunscreen, :)..I am peeling as I speak.

The where do you live question was for "Banks", in response to his comment which I quoted. :)

If you are peeling, you need to put twice as much sun screen on those areas (would actually be best if you could cover those parts with clothes).

phamster
04-17-2008, 12:18 PM
is anybody actually looking at this thread or is it just me? just lemmie know because it is a lot of work to upload the pics...and u know the rest but if you guys like it i will surely post new pics.

look at the count !!! many are looking but not posting though..

for the love of god, please post more pictures because i am looking.. LOL..

thanks for the hard work..

btw, do you like your camera? i want to get a Digital SLR.. do you have a remcommendation of what to buy or what not to buy?

phamster

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 02:37 PM
look at the count !!! many are looking but not posting though..

for the love of god, please post more pictures because i am looking.. LOL..

thanks for the hard work..

btw, do you like your camera? i want to get a Digital SLR.. do you have a remcommendation of what to buy or what not to buy?

phamster

hi phamster & to all my friends out there. Unfortunately I cannot go today because I have to review for my calculus test today. I will be there all day tomorrow though and will take a LOT of pictures. I'm really bummed I'm going to miss the Harrison Blake match but its either tennis or an A in class. Sorry for no pics today guys.

btw phamster I'm using a Kodak P880 Wide angle 8.0mp Camera. Its a VERY good camera and very user friendly. You can find one on e bay for around 200

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Easyshare-P880-Digital-Optical/dp/B000A8JYB8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1208471911&sr=8-1

drakulie
04-17-2008, 02:54 PM
Leelord, great thread. Thanks for taking the time to upload the photos and share.

Good stuff!

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-17-2008, 04:31 PM
hey fee. i'm in the downtown area about 10 minutes from the tournament. Yes, i learned after the first day to wear sunscreen, :)..I am peeling as I speak.

Leelord,

Did you happen to catch any of Agustin Calleri's matches this week?

cujays
04-17-2008, 04:49 PM
was ryan harrison impressive

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 05:17 PM
was ryan harrison impressive

yes, when he played king he was just overpowering and serve and volleyed too. His backhand and forehand were reallly really fast. my friend tom said he saw robin soderling play as a teenager and he was not nearly as good as ryan harrison is at 15.

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 05:18 PM
Leelord,

Did you happen to catch any of Agustin Calleri's matches this week?

sorry meac, actually i wasn't able to make the night matches. I did watch him play soccer on the court though. I'll try to catch his match tomorrow w/pics.

Leelord337
04-17-2008, 05:18 PM
Leelord, great thread. Thanks for taking the time to upload the photos and share.

Good stuff!

thx drak, its no problem w/the bulk uploader on photobucket, ;)

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-17-2008, 05:26 PM
sorry meac, actually i wasn't able to make the night matches. I did watch him play soccer on the court though. I'll try to catch his match tomorrow w/pics.


You dont have to apologize, I am just glad for the pictures no matter the player. No worries :)

NoMansLandPlayer
04-17-2008, 06:00 PM
I went today and watched Wayne Odesnik and Dudi Sela play. I was pretty impressed by Odesnik as he has a very nice, strong baseline game and a strong lefty serve. Handled Sela pretty easily, now on to the dirtballers, we will see... Never heard much from this guy, but seems to me his game would translate well to most surfaces. Saw Isner and Querrey play a practice match as well... looked like tose guys were hitting there serves out of a tree... hard to comprehend unless you see it first hand. Ginepri was still there and saw him practicing with Fish and some other south american (or European) that looked very strong.

bcast66
04-18-2008, 03:15 AM
thx drak, its no problem w/the bulk uploader on photobucket, ;)

dude can you do me a huge favor. when ryan finishes a match or practice or something go up to him and ask if you can take pictures of his racquet. also get a tennis ball signed. IT will be worth big money.(someday)

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:11 PM
Here are some pics from Friday:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th001.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th002.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th003.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th004.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:26 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th005.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th007.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th008.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th009.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:27 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th010.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th011.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th012.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th013.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:27 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th015.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th014.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th016.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th017.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:28 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th018.jpg

$400,000 car: aston martin v8 vantage:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th019.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th020.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th021.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:29 PM
Calleri Practicing before his match against Blake

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th022.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th023.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th024.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th025.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:30 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th026.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th027.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th028.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th029.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:31 PM
from the blake - calleri match: (sorry for the fuzzy pics, i didn't bring my tripod, will do tomorrow)

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th030.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th031.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th033.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th034.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:32 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th037.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th038.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th040.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th041.jpg

Leelord337
04-19-2008, 06:32 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th044.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th047.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th050.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/April18th052.jpg

phamster
04-20-2008, 04:59 AM
that astin martin is sick.. just sick..

how low to the ground was that?

probably some old man that owns it, and has a super hard time getting in and out.. LOL..

phamster

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-20-2008, 05:25 AM
Great pics!!!! :)

Is that an Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DBS? :?

Sup2Dresq
04-20-2008, 05:39 AM
Great pics!!!! :)

Is that an Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DBS? :?

The most it can be is around is $270k.

Sweet car. I've test driven it. You feel very James Bond in it.

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
04-20-2008, 05:44 AM
The most it can be is around is $270k.

Sweet car. I've test driven it. You feel very James Bond in it.

lol, thats why I asked because it looks similar to the new ride for the new James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace', and I know that one is a DBS.

bertiefactor
04-20-2008, 05:53 AM
wat a exquisite car

its a vantage, just made a visit on the aston martin. i agree with the $270k, as they would cost in the vicinity of $300k in australia.

geez wats with the amount of these luxury sports cars parked in the car park ...

Banks
04-20-2008, 10:50 AM
Where do you live?

Thanks for the pictures Lee. I hope you are wearing sunscreen (and putting in on in the morning BEFORE you get dressed). :)




i live in a crappy town in alberta. Pretty close to red deer.

joe1987
04-20-2008, 10:55 AM
Its a vantage. Around 80-90 '000 pounds here in uk. The options are where they kill you.

Klatu Verata Necktie
04-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Is the crowd as stuffy as it appears to be on TV?

Leelord337
04-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Is the crowd as stuffy as it appears to be on TV?

yeah, the one thing i love about river oaks is that, overall, the women there are incredibly beautiful...plus they don't care if you hit on the back courts which are clay and hardcourt. I love river oaks..it has that backyard-feel.

phamster
04-20-2008, 06:48 PM
yeah, the one thing i love about river oaks is that, overall, the women there are incredibly beautiful...plus they don't care if you hit on the back courts which are clay and hardcourt. I love river oaks..it has that backyard-feel.


he he he.. can you do us a big favor? sneak in some photo's of the "incredibly beautiful WOMEN !!!!"

sweaty men are ok too, but the request above might give us a refreshing break from the "sweaty men" ...

phamster

Leelord337
04-20-2008, 06:55 PM
^^^today was the last day and i got lazy and just watched it on the tennis channel. u can just keep an eye out for them in the crowd in the replays of the final on the tennis channel. 'Til Next Year...

phamster
04-21-2008, 03:42 AM
i know sunday's are the last days of the tourney.. LOL..

thanks for the thread.. looks like you had tons of people watching or looking at them..

phamster

Leelord337
04-21-2008, 08:02 PM
^^^thx pham: btw, i don't think its as many as how many people are using the desktop wallpapers up made, :).