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Re: .• o°•´☆`•°o •Richie's 09 Clay Court Season- Cheering and Info Thread• o°•´☆`•°o

Nice that you got to see him although I'm sure you would have preferred to see him ON the court but the way things have been going for the Frenchies, it might be just as well he didn't play. Hope you enjoy MC; I'm SO JEALOUS it looks like a wonderful place!

RIchie does like his black doesn't he. SInce I can't bitch about his hair now - time for me to complain about his fashion . He does look good in black (or anything else) but a litle variety now and then would not be too much to ask - it's like he has an off court uniform - black polo and/or black jacket and jeans. Wonder why he never wears black on court?

It's funny how "interesting" Richie stories seem to start each year in Australia...
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Oh you did get to see him Puschkin. I'm really glad you got that at least.
One of the girls who volunteered at Sydney this year said that at least 3 of the other volunteers had seen Richard smoking and he smokes at least a packet a day. Who knows but given how much he coughs on court I wouldn't be that surprised? I hope it's wrong though.
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Who knows but given how much he coughs on court I wouldn't be that surprised? I hope it's wrong though.
Because my naive little self just CAN'T believe he or any professional athlete, could smoke a pack a day and play anywhere near competitively I gonna stick with an exaggerated story, maybe he lights up now and then but a pack a day, can't see it. As for the cough - right now I'm suffering from spring allergies and I have a hacking cough like a chain smoker from the nasal drip and I never touch a cig, but who knows.

Between the last two years Australia stories my image of sweet, innocent little ole RIchie has really changed . As they say you can't judge a book by it's cover...
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Because my naive little self just CAN'T believe he or any professional athlete, could smoke a pack a day and play anywhere near competitively I gonna stick with an exaggerated story, maybe he lights up now and then but a pack a day, can't see it. As for the cough - right now I'm suffering from spring allergies and I have a hacking cough like a chain smoker from the nasal drip and I never touch a cig, but who knows.

Between the last two years Australia stories my image of sweet, innocent little ole RIchie has really changed . As they say you can't judge a book by it's cover...
Yes, I must admit my perception of him has changed over the last couple of years too, our little boy is all grown up Schu! Not so sure I like it actually
I'd prefer to think of him as this clean living, God fearing Monk type who lives for tennis and nothing else and will achieve all that we know he can because he is so devoted to tennis and has no room for any of life's other distractions He can be a naughty boy once he retires

The smoking I really don't know but it wouldn't surprise me, smoking is viewed as the Devil's work over here now but I know in some parts of Europe it is still very acceptable for people to smoke and as for the confident womaniser, I still don't see it, he seems shy and insecure still imo. I really see it in those recent videos when he's with the other 3.
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as for the confident womaniser, I still don't see it, he seems shy and insecure still imo. I really see it in those recent videos when he's with the other 3.
It's funny because to me he seems less shy and insecure the past few months. He's no Novack but I see a bit more confidence in his walk and in a video of the end of his doubles match with Wawa at IW, he actually had a swagger as he joked with what I assumed were some girls in the stands. The cheerleader thing - while he looked a bit embarassed (and who wouldn't) I didn't see shy, just "reserved".

He is more quite and not as crazy "fur suure" as Jo and Gael but he seemed to be talkative and looked at the camera and joked in the Muskeeteers videos. SO I actually see our little boy starting to blossom a bit and grow more confident but I have to agree, still don't see a confident womanizer but who knows what he's like "one on one".
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Maybe it's because he hasn't had the chance to "shine" in that documentary. I think Jo and Gael are very much the "stars" or at least it seems like it has been edited that way imo. Let's hope he gets his turn. Gilles come across as quiet but with a very dry sense of humour. The joke about Jo promoting tennis in Indian Wells really made me laugh.
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in regards to richard smoking, i saw him a heap of times in brisbane, my sister stood right beside him for a photo, no sign of cigarettes, no smell of cigarettes, so it might just be a dirty rumour

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Re: .• o°•´☆`•°o •Richie's 09 Clay Court Season- Cheering and Info Thread• o°•´☆`•°o

How will his ranking pan out. Will he just lose his 150 from monte last year or will it be replaced (as it isn't a compulsary anymore) by his 110 non countable of queens? If not he will drop to about 27 won't he?
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How will his ranking pan out. Will he just lose his 150 from monte last year or will it be replaced (as it isn't a compulsary anymore) by his 110 non countable of queens? If not he will drop to about 27 won't he?
But does his ranking really matter now? Whether he is 23 or 27 really does not make a huge difference.
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But does his ranking really matter now? Whether he is 23 or 27 really does not make a huge difference.
According to Judio's calculations he will move up, despite not playing. That just shows that others are also struggling to defend their positions.

But I agree with you, points are rather irrelvant right now. I want him to be healthy and physically up to the task, only then we will see where he really stands, because so far this year - maybe with the exception of the early matches before the AO - he was never fully fit.

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I'm just thinking the better the ranking the better the tournament seeding.
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I'm just thinking the better the ranking the better the tournament seeding.
obviously it's out of his control if he is injured, but i agree, if you are ranked/seeded 25-32 in grandslams you get a top 8 in the third round, which is obviously more difficult than 9-16, so i would prefer he stayed in the top 25

First, however, he needs to be fully fit and ready to play

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Because my naive little self just CAN'T believe he or any professional athlete, could smoke a pack a day and play anywhere near competitively I gonna stick with an exaggerated story, maybe he lights up now and then but a pack a day, can't see it. As for the cough - right now I'm suffering from spring allergies and I have a hacking cough like a chain smoker from the nasal drip and I never touch a cig, but who knows.

Between the last two years Australia stories my image of sweet, innocent little ole RIchie has really changed . As they say you can't judge a book by it's cover...


Yeah, I don't think it is true as well. But in case he does smoke, then I will say he can say bye bye to any top 20 hopes ever again. With all his mental, physical, technical issues that he has he can't possibly afford to get anywhere near cigs.


Btw, any word if he is going to play in Barcelona?


I guess he is going there according to this:

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...a-renonce.html

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According to Judio's calculations he will move up, despite not playing. That just shows that others are also struggling to defend their positions.
Richard will move up in rankings next week (# 21) because Monte-Carlo points fall off on April 27.

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Yeah, I don't think it is true as well. But in case he does smoke, then I will say he can say bye bye to any top 20 hopes ever again. With all his mental, physical, technical issues that he has he can't possibly afford to get anywhere near cigs.


Btw, any word if he is going to play in Barcelona?


I guess he is going there according to this:

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...a-renonce.html
He said he was going in his press conference....so I guess he should be there...I sure hope he shows up!!

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