Nice report thnx
I want his sign too
Nice that you got it
Cheers, have fun in NY
Actually I got it twice.
And a slightly awkward picture of me with him in the background oblivious. Because my friend and I spotted him on Wed. watching a women's qualie match (Rodina) and she took a picture of me with him behind me on the bleachers. Then we asked for his autograph and wished him luck, congrats on making top 10 but didn't want to bother him much. Then I got his autograph again after the Kohlschreiber practice. One day I will be brave enough to ask for a real photo WITH him, lol.
The only reason I think he can go deep again is because his draw could be much worse, but then again he could lose to Phil in the 2nd round to Moya in the 3rd. He does seem pretty relaxed this week and has been smiling/laughing a lot during practice. Hitting his forehand well and moving in behind the serve but maybe struggling with his backhand a bit like he did during the summer TMSes. He wasn't getting as frustrated as he did during Miami practice when I watched him there so that's positive.
It's early too tell, but he is definitely fit and ready to go. I'm really wishing and praying for a Misha vs. Novak beautiful night-time QF.
I ddi see Richard practice from a distance on a practice court and then yesterday I watched him hit a little on the Grandstand against Melzer, who played there later against Volandri. I can't tell if Gasquet is in good form or net because I didn't see him play any points out. And I have no idea how Melzer was able to book the Grandstand twice in one day! On Wednesday, I saw Jurgen playing soccer with some guys on Practice Court 1, and then he left without hitting a tennis ball it was hilarious. But I had people around me scream for Melzer when he left the court (even though most people had no clue who he was) so he came and signed for us and I said good job beating Agassi a couple years ago because I really don't know many of his other achievements. And I didn't want to bring up Myskina.
And I did see Alize Cornet play. She is beautiful and so talented, wearing the same Lacoste outfits as Golovin. She was beating up on some girl (Scheepers?) who was just no match for her power. We also saw her walking on the grounds and she was so happy to be recognized and to sign for us, and I also got a cute picture. But she had to leave because she was in a hurry. I'm definitely a fan of Alize now.