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Race To London

22/10/2012 - Week 43: Basel- ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
29/10/2012 - Week 44: Paris- Masters 1000 (Indoor Hard)
05/11/2012 - Week 45:

Richard still has a chance to qualify for London! He needs to play well in both Basel & Paris!

All the best Richard! Allez!

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Hopefully in Del Potro's half. Juan is playing Vienna this week, currently in the SF.

Draw is tomorrow.

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Haase in R1.

In the bottom half with Del Potro.

Draw: http://www.swissindoorsbasel.ch/Tabl...7573ab0.0.html

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Decent draw
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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Tipsarevic and Tsonga are both first round casualties, if Gasquet wins this tournament he bumps up into 9th and puts himself in a great position to make it to the London. Finals would also be good, as I think Gasquet will play well in Paris.
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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

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Tipsarevic and Tsonga are both first round casualties, if Gasquet wins this tournament he bumps up into 9th and puts himself in a great position to make it to the London. Finals would also be good, as I think Gasquet will play well in Paris.
You are making big assumptions here. That's like saying if Richard wins AO, then RG, then Wimbledon, he may actually become number 1.

Fact is, let's me realistic. He is playing Youzhny who has won his last 4 out of 5 matches with scores:
6-3, 6-1
6-0, 6-2
6-0, 6-2
6-3, 6-1. He did lose to Berdych, but he still it shows that he is playing at very high level and I am not even sure Richard is coming in as favorite in this match..
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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

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Fact is, let's me realistic. He is playing Youzhny who has won his last 4 out of 5 matches with scores:
6-3, 6-1
6-0, 6-2
6-0, 6-2
6-3, 6-1.
But sometimes things change. Well done Richard for beating Youzhny. It was a good match and both had superbe BH winners.

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Allez Richard!!

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But sometimes things change. Well done Richard for beating Youzhny. It was a good match and both had superbe BH winners.
It was a good match. I don't think I've seen Richard play so well indoors since 2007. I think he is playing good enough to beat Del Potro. We'll see.
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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Welcome to the TOP 10 Richard (at least in the Race standngs). And YEAH for beating Youzhny who has had your number for a while.

Good, solid play from Richard lately. Never thought he'd play well consistently enough to find himself Top 10 again. And he's doing it on hard/indoor .

He has been playing well enough to beat Del Potro, let's see what happens tomorrow.
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Richard is so close to top 10 now!


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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

6/2 6/2 loss against Del Potro.

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

In L'Equipe, Gasquet reveals he has knees issues and is on painkillers. Has refused all propositions for the South America exos.

Hopefully Richard will be able to give 1 final push for London in Paris. Richard who was supposed to play doubles with Benneteau in Paris have pulled out and Benneteau has teamed up with Mannarino. So maybe he doesn't want to play any extra matches which is not needed.

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Re: RACE TO LONDON: Autumn Indoor Season! [Basel]

Richard got roughed up pretty bad by Del Potro who played like a true top 5 player that he should be (and will be, matter of time).
Richard did not serve well at all, and once he got down a break, he panicked a bit.. Overall, he just ran into a very good player who did everything right. Happens.

Richard is in top 10 in Race and very likely he will finish the year top 10, I have to say after that horrible bad terrible match against Mayer at Wimbledon, he has really came back strong and showed consistently good results. If he keeps working hard on his game and improve all parts just a little bit, I think he can stay in top 10, something that should be his next goal. It's one thing to get to top 10, but it is more difficult to play consistently good tennis all year and stay in top 10. Today, a player like Del Potro is a class above him, but he should be able to be competitive with next tier of players like Berdych and Tsonga and certainly Tipsarevic.

Anyway, good luck in Paris!
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