Report 10 April
Richard practised with Tsonga today; looking good; Score was 3*-2 in his favour when they stopped, lots of people, could not get close to him after practise; I tried to catch up, but got stuck in the crowd for Nadal, went to watch matches on centre court, Chardy poor against Ljubicic, watched a bit of Llodra-Raonic and they annonced on the screen that Richard would sign autographs at 3.45 at the stand of French Tennis Magazine, I went there but could not get lcose; preference was given to kids, then Richard handed some trophies at a kids' competetion and I overheard someone saying he would stay only 10 minutes.
I had the idea he might leave the premisses after that, so I waited for him at the players' exit and this was a good guess. I was finally close to him without too large crowds, I unfolded my banner and with a recognising smile I got "aaaah, bonjour ca va?" I said it was much more difficult to meet him than last year and he answered "Yes, it is tough". I am not sure what he meant. I asked him to sign the banner and thanked him and than he thanked me; I am not quite sure what for. Finished the day watching Gulbis-Dolgopolov.
Thanks for the report!
Probably thanking you for all the support? I should go to a tournament with you one of these days