Report 14 April 2011
Met up with Ney, A fan from th eEnglish thread on rgnet, and we headed to the practise courts first, not a bad idea, after a some 20 minutes Richard did his warm up with the sparring partners. I was able to convince Ney that it might not be a good moment to ask for pics, and indeed, Richard left quickly. We decided to head towards CC; when I suddenly heard someone calling "Puschkin, Puschkin". It was Richard's mum, I could hardly believe my ears, she had recognised me after our very short talk last year. This year our conversation was much longer and she was very nice to me.
Then, Richard's match. Well, there is not much to say: you don't beat Nadal without a first serve, the rest of his game was good, I felt. We decided to watch Federer and then meet up to wait for Richard at the players' exit, and there, my timing went totally wrong; We were there after 90 minutes - my experience was even 2 hours - but we missed him. I hope that Ney is not too mad at me, she got to see Nadal and Novak, yes, Novak is in MC, I even saw him practising later.
After a goodbye to Ney, I decided to try to get into the Court des Princes for Juergen, but no luck, even if there was enough space left, then it started to rain and I left the premisses.
thanks for your reports, Pushkin, we almost felt we were there