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Date: 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08
From: mimus
Subject: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Match of the tournament, if not century.

A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
a triple match point in the final game.

I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
tonight's performance.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.





 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 14:57:05
From: suckyasimple
Subject: Re: Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Many of us are tired of Dokic's whiny, tiresome "my-daddy-abused-me-so-
I-got-
depressed-for-two-years-and now-I-like-to-cry-on-TV-to-curry-sympathy"
story.

But I guess she's recovering under the sexual ministrations of her
boyfriend -- AND her coach -- who are brothers!

She's not the first nut case to be duped and taken in by sexual
predators. (Maybe after a while her father's dick was not stiff
enough for her "needs.")

And she might have tits (though at 25 un-bra'd they probably sag), but
her most visible physical attribute is her gut, which probably
indicates at least one C-section childbirth in her murky and crazed
past.

What'll she do when she loses -- say she's depressed again?



 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 19:30:16
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08 -0500, mimus <tinmimus99@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>Match of the tournament, if not century.

Calm down :-)

Kleybanova is surprisingly good. Dokic has been amazing.


  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:34:44
From: jingus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08 -0500, mimus <tinmimus99@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Match of the tournament, if not century.
>
> Calm down :-)
>

he could be right: this match was clearly better than the 2005 wimbledon
women's final!


> Kleybanova is surprisingly good. Dokic has been amazing.
>

kleybanova seems to be somewhat of a davenport clone - strikes the ball
pretty well but doesn't move very well.


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 21:21:44
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:34:44 -0600, jingus <jingus@mindspring.com >
wrote:

>Sakari Lund wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08 -0500, mimus <tinmimus99@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>
>> Calm down :-)
>>
>
>he could be right: this match was clearly better than the 2005 wimbledon
>women's final!
>
>
>> Kleybanova is surprisingly good. Dokic has been amazing.
> >
>
>kleybanova seems to be somewhat of a davenport clone - strikes the ball
>pretty well but doesn't move very well.

I think she moves surprisingly well too.


    
Date: 26 Jan 2009 11:56:22
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:34:44 -0600, jingus <jingus@mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Sakari Lund wrote:
>>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08 -0500, mimus <tinmimus99@hotmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>> Calm down :-)
>>>
>> he could be right: this match was clearly better than the 2005 wimbledon
>> women's final!
>>
>>
>>> Kleybanova is surprisingly good. Dokic has been amazing.
>>>
>> kleybanova seems to be somewhat of a davenport clone - strikes the ball
>> pretty well but doesn't move very well.
>
> I think she moves surprisingly well too.



Yes, & she has great feel for the ball - she got so many balls back,
pretty much every thing she could get a racket to came back easily.



    
Date: 25 Jan 2009 16:14:59
From: jingus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:34:44 -0600, jingus <jingus@mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>kleybanova seems to be somewhat of a davenport clone - strikes the ball
>>pretty well but doesn't move very well.
>
> I think she moves surprisingly well too.
>

i agree, she did more suprisingly well, but i think that davenport moved
a lot better than many said that she did. but the problem that i
observed with kleybanova was that she does not appear to be a very
quick mover - once she committed to going in a particular direction, she
did not see to be able to change direction. what that suggests to me
is that she depends heavily upon being able to anticipate where the
return is going to go; but if she guesses wrong she doesn't seem very
able to compensate.


     
Date: 26 Jan 2009 11:57:45
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
jingus wrote:
> Sakari Lund wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:34:44 -0600, jingus <jingus@mindspring.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> kleybanova seems to be somewhat of a davenport clone - strikes the ball
>>> pretty well but doesn't move very well.
>>
>> I think she moves surprisingly well too.
> >
>
> i agree, she did more suprisingly well, but i think that davenport moved
> a lot better than many said that she did. but the problem that i
> observed with kleybanova was that she does not appear to be a very
> quick mover - once she committed to going in a particular direction, she
> did not see to be able to change direction. what that suggests to me
> is that she depends heavily upon being able to anticipate where the
> return is going to go; but if she guesses wrong she doesn't seem very
> able to compensate.


Yes, she's like a big tanker that's hard to reverse quickly - if she
anticipates where it's going she's fine.



  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:43:06
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:30:16 +0200, Sakari Lund wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:08 -0500, mimus <tinmimus99@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>
> Calm down :-)
>
> Kleybanova is surprisingly good.

Powerful and aggressive, no doubt.

Obviously needs to lose some weight-- she's not even as turn-on-a-dime as
Serena.

But I'm down on her due to that goddam scream of triumph of hers _after
every point she gets_, whether a winner or an opponent UE:

It's as bad as Hewitt at his worst.

> Dokic has been amazing.

The precise term.

The match coming on at three in the morning my time may have impaired my
judgment a bit . . . .

Great great match, though. Never let up. Edge of the seat stuff (even
from three to six a.m.). And that ankle-roll was as sickening as Dokic's
shaking it off and finishing the match off was mind-cracking.

<bleary ponder >

Match of the century, I'm tellin' ya.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.




 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
mimus wrote:
> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>
> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
> a triple match point in the final game.
>
> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
> tonight's performance.
>


Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
Gunther when you need him?



  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 19:31:38
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>mimus wrote:
>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>
>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>
>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>> tonight's performance.
>>
>
>
>Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>Gunther when you need him?

Are you serious? Are they going to let him in Australia?


   
Date: 26 Jan 2009 11:54:08
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au>
> wrote:
>
>> mimus wrote:
>>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>>
>>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>>
>>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>>> tonight's performance.
>>>
>>
>> Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>> Gunther when you need him?
>
> Are you serious? Are they going to let him in Australia?



Can't see how they can stop him?

He did threaten to nuke Australia a few yrs ago, but that can't be taken
seriously - where would he get Weapons of Mass Destruction?



    
Date: 26 Jan 2009 01:17:39
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:54:08 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>Sakari Lund wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> mimus wrote:
>>>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>>>
>>>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>>>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>>>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>>>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>>>
>>>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>>>> tonight's performance.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>>> Gunther when you need him?
>>
>> Are you serious? Are they going to let him in Australia?
>
>
>
>Can't see how they can stop him?
>
>He did threaten to nuke Australia a few yrs ago, but that can't be taken
>seriously - where would he get Weapons of Mass Destruction?


Sampras tennis bag ?


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:53:40
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:31:38 +0200, Sakari Lund wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au>
> wrote:
>
>> mimus wrote:
>>
>>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>>
>>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>>
>>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>>> tonight's performance.
>>
>> Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>> Gunther when you need him?
>
> Are you serious? Are they going to let him in Australia?

I know. I would've figured he'd been persona non grata for years. But
several newspaper websites Down Under are reporting that.

Hell, on top of everything else, not that anything else should have been
or be necessary, he has political associations with people like _Vojislav
Seselj_-- I mean, people from the very lowest and bloodiest sewers of
violent Serbian nationalism (he actually mentioned Seselj publicly, to
reporters, as a _"friend"_ who he thought might help him get Jelena back
after she'd been-- according to him-- "kidnapped" by the Bikic brothers
<rolls eyes >).

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.



  
Date: 25 Jan 2009 07:56:36
From:
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
In article <497c544f$0$14849$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au >,
beaver999@ozemail.com.au (Whisper) wrote:

>
> Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
> Gunther when you need him?
>

I imagine should that happen tournament security will make sure he doesn't
get on to the grounds and (Jelena) Dokic will be well protected. Pierce
once had to get a restraining order against her father.

wg


   
Date: 26 Jan 2009 07:21:33
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <497c544f$0$14849$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au>,
> beaver999@ozemail.com.au (Whisper) wrote:
>
>>
>> Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>> Gunther when you need him?
>>
>
> I imagine should that happen tournament security will make sure he
> doesn't get on to the grounds

I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can a player
demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know if the final
is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket on eBay.





    
Date: 26 Jan 2009 10:00:16
From:
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net >, no@email.provided (DavidW)
wrote:

>
> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
> a player
> demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know
> if the final
> is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket
> on eBay.
>
>
>

He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures in
the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In a pinch,
Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining order (Mary
Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I believe).

Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the grounds
via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind of security.
And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject him if they find him.

Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the tournament
might be able to find out if he's entered the country. The GSs have to
deal with a lot of different threats to players, and I'm sure they're
prepared.

<looks up news >

Sydney Morning Herald has this:

>>With Dokic's unlikely comeback in full swing, tournament officials were
yesterday forced to announce that Damir Dokic would be denied access to
his daughter should he try to muscle in on her Open campaign.

While Damir was free to buy tickets to Melbourne Park, he would not be
allowed to make contact with Australia's comeback queen - unless she gave
him permission, they said.

"Damir Dokic will not be accredited or allowed into any official area of
Melbourne Park without the express permission of Jelena," tournament
director Craig Tiley said. >>

wg



     
Date: 27 Jan 2009 08:59:19
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net>, no@email.provided
> (DavidW) wrote:
>
>>
>> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
>> a player
>> demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know
>> if the final
>> is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket
>> on eBay.
>>
>>
>>
>
> He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures
> in the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In
> a pinch, Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining
> order (Mary Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I believe).
>
> Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the
> grounds via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind
> of security. And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject
> him if they find him.
>
> Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
> somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the
> tournament might be able to find out if he's entered the country. The
> GSs have to deal with a lot of different threats to players, and I'm
> sure they're prepared.

I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I know that
everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to commit some pretty bad
act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.

> <looks up news>
>
> Sydney Morning Herald has this:
>
>>> With Dokic's unlikely comeback in full swing, tournament officials
>>> were
> yesterday forced to announce that Damir Dokic would be denied access
> to his daughter should he try to muscle in on her Open campaign.
>
> While Damir was free to buy tickets to Melbourne Park, he would not be
> allowed to make contact with Australia's comeback queen - unless she
> gave him permission, they said.
>
> "Damir Dokic will not be accredited or allowed into any official area
> of Melbourne Park without the express permission of Jelena,"
> tournament director Craig Tiley said.>>

This seems to suggest that he wouldn't be denied entry as a spectator.

It's possible that our Immigration Minister would deny him entry into the
country on grounds that he's not a person of "good character", as long as he
has evidence of that. I'm sure he'd like to find a reason to do it.





      
Date: 26 Jan 2009 17:30:24
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:59:19 +1100, DavidW wrote:

> wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>> In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net>, no@email.provided
>> (DavidW) wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
>>> a player
>>> demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know
>>> if the final
>>> is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket
>>> on eBay.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures
>> in the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In
>> a pinch, Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining
>> order (Mary Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I believe).
>>
>> Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the
>> grounds via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind
>> of security. And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject
>> him if they find him.
>>
>> Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
>> somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the
>> tournament might be able to find out if he's entered the country. The
>> GSs have to deal with a lot of different threats to players, and I'm
>> sure they're prepared.
>
> I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I know that
> everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to commit some pretty bad
> act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.

USO after The Fish Incident, and Wimbledon for something else, at least.

I didn't know he'd been banned from the AO.

He's threatened violence against Australia _as a nation_ before, invoking
the assistance of his "friend" Vojislav Seselj (presently on trial I
believe at the International Criminal Court for war-crimes and crimes
against humanity) and his what-are-sometimes-politely-called "Serbian
ultranationalists", which ought to in and of itself furnish grounds for
barring him from Australia . . . .

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.



       
Date: 27 Jan 2009 15:01:10
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
mimus wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:59:19 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>
>> wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>>> In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net>, no@email.provided
>>> (DavidW) wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
>>>> a player
>>>> demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know
>>>> if the final
>>>> is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket
>>>> on eBay.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures
>>> in the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In
>>> a pinch, Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining
>>> order (Mary Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I
>>> believe).
>>>
>>> Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the
>>> grounds via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind
>>> of security. And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject
>>> him if they find him.
>>>
>>> Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
>>> somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the
>>> tournament might be able to find out if he's entered the country.
>>> The GSs have to deal with a lot of different threats to players,
>>> and I'm sure they're prepared.
>>
>> I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I
>> know that everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to
>> commit some pretty bad act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.
>
> USO after The Fish Incident, and Wimbledon for something else, at
> least.
>
> I didn't know he'd been banned from the AO.
>
> He's threatened violence against Australia _as a nation_ before,
> invoking the assistance of his "friend" Vojislav Seselj (presently on
> trial I believe at the International Criminal Court for war-crimes
> and crimes against humanity) and his
> what-are-sometimes-politely-called "Serbian ultranationalists", which
> ought to in and of itself furnish grounds for barring him from
> Australia . . . .

Well, that might do it as far as getting into the country is concerned. I don't
remember if he took out citizenship here (though if he did you'd think he'd
have renounced it after all his complaints about us). If he's a citizen it
might be harder to stop him.





        
Date: 26 Jan 2009 23:24:58
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:01:10 +1100, DavidW wrote:

> mimus wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:59:19 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>>
>>> wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>>>
>>>> In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net>, no@email.provided
>>>> (DavidW) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
>>>>> a player demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I
>>>>> don't know if the final is sold out, but even if it is Damir might
>>>>> be able to get a ticket on eBay.
>>>>
>>>> He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures
>>>> in the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In
>>>> a pinch, Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining
>>>> order (Mary Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I believe).
>>>>
>>>> Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the
>>>> grounds via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind
>>>> of security. And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject
>>>> him if they find him.
>>>>
>>>> Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
>>>> somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the
>>>> tournament might be able to find out if he's entered the country. The
>>>> GSs have to deal with a lot of different threats to players, and I'm
>>>> sure they're prepared.
>>>
>>> I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I know
>>> that everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to commit
>>> some pretty bad act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.
>>
>> USO after The Fish Incident, and Wimbledon for something else,

Smashing a reporter's cell-phone, while dressed in a St. George flag robe.

Always up to something, that one.

>> at least.
>>
>> I didn't know he'd been banned from the AO.
>>
>> He's threatened violence against Australia _as a nation_ before,
>> invoking the assistance of his "friend" Vojislav Seselj (presently on
>> trial I believe at the International Criminal Court for war-crimes and
>> crimes against humanity)

Actually, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
(ICTFY).

I've been brooding over the ICC charter, with regard to Article 7,
paragraph 1, section (k)'s applicability to the engineers of and
profiteers off the Oil Bubble that crushed the world economy, which might
account for the confusion.

>> and his what-are-sometimes-politely-called "Serbian ultranationalists",
>> which ought to in and of itself furnish grounds for barring him from
>> Australia . . . .
>
> Well, that might do it as far as getting into the country is concerned.
> I don't remember if he took out citizenship here (though if he did you'd
> think he'd have renounced it after all his complaints about us). If he's
> a citizen it might be harder to stop him.

Eh, well, in that case you could maybe bag him for attempted rebellion or
terrorism or something.

Maybe enabling one to at least hold him until after the Open.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.



        
Date: 27 Jan 2009 04:06:11
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:01:10 +1100, "DavidW" <no@email.provided >
wrote:

>mimus wrote:
>> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 08:59:19 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>>
>>> wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>>>> In article <glihir$a7o$1@adenine.netfront.net>, no@email.provided
>>>> (DavidW) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I hope so, but I wonder under what grounds they would do that. Can
>>>>> a player
>>>>> demand that a particular spectator not be allowed in? I don't know
>>>>> if the final
>>>>> is sold out, but even if it is Damir might be able to get a ticket
>>>>> on eBay.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> He was banned before from all tournament events - they post pictures
>>>> in the box office and alert security, and they *have* managed it. In
>>>> a pinch, Dokic could send a lawyer to get an emergency restraining
>>>> order (Mary Pierce did that with her father at one stage, I
>>>> believe).
>>>>
>>>> Damir could get a ticket on eBay, but he'd still have to enter the
>>>> grounds via one of the gates, where everyone goes through some kind
>>>> of security. And of course if they *have* banned him they'll eject
>>>> him if they find him.
>>>>
>>>> Bear in mind that of course he also has to get through immigration
>>>> somewhere; presumably in the case of this kind of threat the
>>>> tournament might be able to find out if he's entered the country.
>>>> The GSs have to deal with a lot of different threats to players,
>>>> and I'm sure they're prepared.
>>>
>>> I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I
>>> know that everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to
>>> commit some pretty bad act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.
>>
>> USO after The Fish Incident, and Wimbledon for something else, at
>> least.
>>
>> I didn't know he'd been banned from the AO.
>>
>> He's threatened violence against Australia _as a nation_ before,
>> invoking the assistance of his "friend" Vojislav Seselj (presently on
>> trial I believe at the International Criminal Court for war-crimes
>> and crimes against humanity) and his
>> what-are-sometimes-politely-called "Serbian ultranationalists", which
>> ought to in and of itself furnish grounds for barring him from
>> Australia . . . .
>
>Well, that might do it as far as getting into the country is concerned. I don't
>remember if he took out citizenship here (though if he did you'd think he'd
>have renounced it after all his complaints about us). If he's a citizen it
>might be harder to stop him.
>
>


i think if he was a citizen it would be IMPOSSIBLE to stop him but you
could probably have him committed to the luny bin quite easily based
on his well known past behavioural disorders. that would do it. put
him in a straight jacket until the tournament is over.


      
Date: 26 Jan 2009 22:26:17
From: Marty Fremen
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
"DavidW" <no@email.provided > wrote:

>
> I didn't know he'd been banned from entry to other tournaments. I know
> that everyone knows he's a head case, but you still have to commit
> some pretty bad act to be banned, but I'm not aware of one.
>

They don't need to ban him from entering the tournament - he'd never make
it through the qualifying rounds!

IIRC he was banned from attending the US Open after he complained about
the price of fish in the restaurant there, which is understandable as
these venues hate being exposed for the rip off merchants they are. At
Wimbledon he was ejected because he smashed someone's mobile phone, you
know it's hard to dislike the guy when you think of some of the
admirable things he's done.


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Date: 25 Jan 2009 10:33:13
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Jan 25, 9:29=A0am, mimus <tinmimu...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:16:16 -0500, X L wrote:
> > Wendy just him being there would be like a jinx for Dokic. the media
> > would never stop asking questions about her father if he showed up.
> > would be a disaster for her. just what he wants.
>
> Even the threat is a distraction . . . .
>
> Declare 'im persona non grata quick!


I hope they keep the fucker out of the country.


   
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:16:16
From: X L
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)

Wendy just him being there would be like a jinx for Dokic. the media
would never stop asking questions about her father if he showed up.
would be a disaster for her. just what he wants.



    
Date: 26 Jan 2009 10:00:15
From:
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
In article <3730-497C9E60-3088@storefull-3113.bay.webtv.net >,
Xzanado@webtv.net (X L) wrote:

>
> Wendy just him being there would be like a jinx for Dokic. the media
> would never stop asking questions about her father if he showed up.
> would be a disaster for her. just what he wants.
>

But that's the point. He *won't* be there, and if he's in the country I'm
sure she will be given whatever protection she wants/needs.

But he's definitely trying to push her buttons through the press. Nasty
stuff.

wg


    
Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:29:26
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:16:16 -0500, X L wrote:

> Wendy just him being there would be like a jinx for Dokic. the media
> would never stop asking questions about her father if he showed up.
> would be a disaster for her. just what he wants.

Even the threat is a distraction . . . .

Declare 'im persona non grata quick!

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Date: 25 Jan 2009 12:32:58
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 23:00:06 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>mimus wrote:
>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>
>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>
>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>> tonight's performance.
>>
>
>
>Damir said he's flying out to Oz if she makes the final. Where's
>Gunther when you need him?


That guarantees she will lose the SF on purpose if she makes it.


 
Date: 25 Jan 2009 14:04:15
From: TT
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
mimus wrote:
> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>
> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
> a triple match point in the final game.
>
> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
> tonight's performance.
>

Century? :)

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Date: 25 Jan 2009 07:18:01
From: mimus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:04:15 +0200, TT wrote:

> mimus wrote:
>
>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>
>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>
>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>> tonight's performance.
>
> Century? :)

Century.

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Date: 25 Jan 2009 06:05:59
From: jingus
Subject: Re: [AO] Dokic-Kleybanova (Spoiler)
TT wrote:
> mimus wrote:
>
>> Match of the tournament, if not century.
>>
>> A grueling three-hour marathon, featuring Dokic rolling her left ankle
>> late in the third set, and playing on without an injury time-out,
>> regardless, well and tapeless, sees Dokic victorious 7-5 5-7 8-6, getting
>> a triple match point in the final game.
>>
>> I think she just cemented herself permanently into the Aussie heart, with
>> tonight's performance.
>
> Century? :)
>

we're talking short-attention-span-type memory here...