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im happy to know he plans to play lots of tournaments and not to withdraw..
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http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009/?ID=5368
Brief interview in French. He says he feel "not bad" after his win of the Open de la Baie de Somme, but that he was better in Rome tennis-wise. Otherwise the usual blabla, happy to be back in Metz, having to be patient, etc.

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Otherwise the usual blabla, happy to be back in Metz, having to be patient, etc.
Thanks for the info.

True he and his fans do need to be patient but how long are we gonna hear that line from him? It's too bad that he feels the need to keep explaining why he isn't playing as he was at the beginning of the year. I hate to say this but it wasn't like he was out for a year. It was not quite 3 months and he wasn't even injuried. well I take that back, he WAS injured. It was psychologically and for him I guess that is far worse than 6 months out with a physical injury.

ANyway Richie, just get out there and play like you are glad to be back! do the best you can do and no need to explain -it's going to come together. The Press can just bug off and your fans are behind you as long as it takes. Allez Richie!
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Thanks for the info.

True he and his fans do need to be patient but how long are we gonna hear that line from him? It's too bad that he feels the need to keep explaining why he isn't playing as he was at the beginning of the year. I hate to say this but it wasn't like he was out for a year. It was not quite 3 months and he wasn't even injuried. well I take that back, he WAS injured. It was psychologically and for him I guess that is far worse than 6 months out with a physical injury.

ANyway Richie, just get out there and play like you are glad to be back! do the best you can do and no need to explain -it's going to come together. The Press can just bug off and your fans are behind you as long as it takes. Allez Richie!
Hmm, I think you may have a point, I wonder if people around him are telling him to get a grip or indulging him? Maybe he will remain in a delicate state of mind until December? Us fans don't exepct too much of him, we are just glad he is back but I want to see him enjoy being back on court and hopefully he will enjoy playing at home.
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Hi all Richard fans

May I ask about that ITF appeal, when's it going to end? is there a deadline that they will wrap that up, a court day of some sort? This whole ordeal is so annoying, wish that it will end soon.
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So He might take a foreign coach next year... I do not have the time to translate but maybe later

Pendant ce temps-là, Gasquet…
Rue (Somme)
DE NOTRE ENVOYÉ SPÉCIAL
L EST 16 HEURES et Richard Gasquet
s’avance sur le court pour recevoir le prix I réservé au vainqueur de la 6e édition de…
l’Open de la baie de Somme. Une sculpture de
canard massive dont le jeune Biterrois, un brin
désarçonné, ne sait trop que faire. Fabrice Santoro,
finaliste malheureux (6-2, 6-3), reçoit une
coupe plus classique et une standing ovation
prolongée en guise d’adieux. Puis, petits et
grands, massés au bord du court, sont lâchés
sur le terrain dans un joyeux désordre pour une
séance de photo et de dédicaces. A l’évidence,
la popularité de Richard Gasquet est intacte.
Une maman lui tend même un bébé pour la
photo malgré les pleurs du nourrisson.
L’anti-Miami
« C’est moi qui lui ai conseillé de venir ici ce
week-end, explique Santoro, vainqueur de
l’édition 2006. C’est le véritable premier tournoi
indoor de la saison et c’était l’opportunité
de jouer trois matchs. »Gasquet aura gagné les
donc. L’espace de trois jours, le jeune Richard
s’est ressourcé aux sources de la simplicité
et de la convivialité.
Ici, pas demontagnes de dollars ni de points
ATP. Seulement un petit quelque chose pour
sa venue et les 2 500  promis au vainqueur.
Pas de palace, ni de club electro. Il séjourne à la
résidence Pierre&Vacances de Fort-Mahon et
prend la collation d’avant-match parmi les invités,
sous la tente VIP. Pas de séance de pose
organisée avec de pulpeuses « cheerleaders »
(NDLR : pompomgirls). Il joueplutôt undouble
mixte avec un partenaire en fauteuil, face à
Alizé Cornet et un autre joueur en fauteuil samedi
après-midi. Hiermatin, Santoro et lui ont
fait taper des balles aux gamins de Belle-Dune
durant une heure et demie.
En finale, Fabrice le magicien, dont la tournée
d’adieux entre dans sa dernière ligne
droite, épice les points de facéties maison.
Entre une volée amortie et un lob, il lâche un
petit rire démoniaque. « Hé, oh ! » lance-t-il en
plein échange à l’adresse de Gasquet, sommé
de ralentir la cadence. Les 740 spectateurs ont
la banane. Richard aussi, pourvu que ça dure.



E TENNISMAN français espère L réaliser une belle fin de saison.
Comment allez-vous ?
 Richard Gasquet. Ça va pas
mal. Tennistiquement, je me sens
bien. Physiquement, ça va de mieux
en mieux. Je suis motivé en vue de
Metz et pour la fin de la saison. Je
veux essayer de bien finir l’année.
De quoi êtes-vous
le plus content ?
De jouer, tout simplement. Même si
des défaites arrivent. J’en ai assez
bavé les trois derniers mois. Je suis
heureux de jouer plutôt que de me
débattre dans des trucs incroyables.
Une défaite est dérisoire en regard de
ce par quoi je suis passé.
Et qu’est-ce qui
est perfectible ?
Le service, le physique, les points…
Quand j’ai été stoppé, j’étais
18emondial et je ne joue plus ce niveau-
là. Je ne suis qu’à 60 %. Mais
une bonne victoire et ça peut repartir.
Le tennis est fait de déclics. Un
tour et tout peut s’enchaîner à Metz.
Comment se sont passées
les premières retrouvailles
avec un public français ?
Avant, j’étais reconnu dans la France
entière. Depuis cette histoire, tout a
été décuplé. Mais je n’ai que de très
bons retours du public. Je n’ai fait
que dire la vérité. Ce serait plus difficile
pour moi si j’avais dit des mensonges.
Tout a été consigné noir sur
blanc sur un procès-verbal de
29 pages.
Avez-vous décliné un projet
proposé par Yannick Noah ?
Pas du tout. Il n’y a pas eu de projet.
J’écoute tout ce que me dit Yannick.
Je prendrai peut-être un entraîneur
étranger l’année prochaine. Il me l’a
conseillé et c’est une bonne idée. Là,
c’était trop prématuré après un choc
comme ça. Je voulais repartir avec
Eric (Deblicker), un peu en famille.
Ressentez-vous comme une
épée de Damoclès la
procédure d’appel de
l’Agence mondiale antidopage
et de la Fédération
internationale ?
Non, la vérité est là. Je ne suis pas
perturbé. Vraiment pas.
(source: Le parisien)
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Hmm, I think you may have a point, I wonder if people around him are telling him to get a grip or indulging him? Maybe he will remain in a delicate state of mind until December? Us fans don't exepct too much of him, we are just glad he is back but I want to see him enjoy being back on court and hopefully he will enjoy playing at home.
There is something to be said for "tough love" sometimes. I really don't expect he could have his mind clear enough to concentrate at the level necessary to be really competitive until the appeal is over in December. But that doesn't mean he has to feel sorry for himself until then and keep reminding himself and others - shit happens (as we so eloquentely say in the US) but you scoop it up and move on - guess he can't really scoop it up yet because he's still waiting to see if more happens...
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So He might take a foreign coach next year... I do not have the time to translate but maybe later

Avez-vous décliné un projet proposé par Yannick Noah ?
Pas du tout. Il n’y a pas eu de projet. J’écoute tout ce que me dit Yannick.
Je prendrai peut-être un entraîneur étranger l’année prochaine. Il me l’a
conseillé et c’est une bonne idée. Là, c’était trop prématuré après un choc
comme ça. Je voulais repartir avec Eric (Deblicker), un peu en famille. (source: Le parisien)
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Did you decline a plan proposed by Noah?

Not at all. There was no plan. I have listened to everything Yannick told me. Perhaps I will take a foreign coach next year. He advised me so and it was a good idea. For the moment, it was too premature after a shock like that. I wanted to restart with Eric, a bit of family.

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But that doesn't mean he has to feel sorry for himself until then and keep reminding himself and others - shit happens (as we so eloquentely say in the US) but you scoop it up and move on -
This is classical American in the best sense. I am afraid Richard is not capable of such an approach. I feel he will continue talking like he does until he achieves something really big. And in a way it will tell a lot about his ambitions. I never bought that theory of him not wanting to have success. Quite the contrary, he wanted it too much. It might just be that now, after this ordeal, that he fully understood what it takes to get there.

And all this talk enjoying to play (though it gets boring) is exactly what he needs. Look at his career in the past. He only played well, when he "felt" well.

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Depending on who he gets as a foreign coach, I see it as a good move essentially. It could help to gain perspective from an 'outsider' so to speak, and that might help his game. That said, I still wish Fabrice would retire and coach Richard

Let's not do this
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He's looking for a foreign coach who speaks French, according to L'Equipe.
L'Equipe mentions Brad Stein, former coach of Courier and Grosjean. But it's just one possibility.
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May I ask about that ITF appeal, when's it going to end? is there a deadline that they will wrap that up, a court day of some sort?
The media first said it would take about 4 months, I think, but I'm not sure it means much, I've followed other appeals and the CAS doesn't always observe the deadlines.

I remember that Montcourt appealed at the beginning of August 2008 and the decision was expected until the end of 2008. Then the CAS told him February 2009. Etc. He got the decision in May 2009 in the end.
Of course Richard's case is different and bigger, tons of people will probably try to rush things. But it's also more complex.
Anyway, I don't think the deadlines mentioned by the CAS are firm like the deadlines during the first part of the procedure, when it's all written in the rulesbook.
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He's looking for a foreign coach who speaks French, according to L'Equipe.
L'Equipe mentions Brad Stein, former coach of Courier and Grosjean. But it's just one possibility.
Do you know anyone else? I am not aware of coaches' languages skills. But it seeems as if my Fabrice-theory is collapsing.

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No, I have no idea either. I didn't even know that Brad Stein was speaking French, I thought they were talking English with Seb since Seb lives in Florida.

Edit: Courier himself, he speaks French! Doesn't he want to become a coach?
A lot of former players speak French, it could be an option too. Bruguera. Or Tarango.

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No, I have no idea either. I didn't even know that Brad Stein was speaking French, I thought they were talking English with Seb since Seb lives in Florida.

Edit: Courier himself, he speaks French! Doesn't he want to become a coach?
A lot of former players speak French, it could be an option too. Bruguera. Or Tarango.
Courier's personality would probably match very well with Richie. Tarango - OMG.

Will be interesting to see who he comes up with and as I suspected, Eric is temporary just to help him get back on track with someone he feels comfortable.

Thanks for the info Puschkin and Truc.
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Look at his career in the past. He only played well, when he "felt" well.
And there isn't a better game on the tour when he "feels it". Just too bad his head hasn't yet been able to feel it as well. As you say maybe this ordeal, when finally over will help him "feel it" physically and mentally.
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http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009/?id=5320

Interview after his win against Berrer In French.

Sigh, his interviews are really hopeless. Always the same stuff about being happy to be back, needing match practice and more time and that the match was tough. Well, I guess we'll have to accept him as he is.

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