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Richard's early 2017

Hard draw in Melbourne:
R1 - Qualifier
R2 - Berlocq
R3 - (In form) Dimitrov
R4 - Djokovic

Hopefully the first matches go well and give him confidence in his level of play.

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Thread only for AO? You're optimistic!

R1 against local kid Blake Mott who will be playing his first tour level match. Should be a very very easy match.
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Re: Richard's Australian Open 2017

Gasquet won his 1st round vs Mott in 3 set: 6-4 6-4 6-2
He is playing Berlocq in R2, first match on court 2.



His UE stats seems a little bit high for his standards, maybe he was trying to be more agressive.

Btw, I don't understand the way the arrow goes on the last 2 stats, the arrow is supposed to represent the best stat out of the 2 players, and it seems to me that the least distance you run the better.

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I thought this place had died.

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Btw, I don't understand the way the arrow goes on the last 2 stats, the arrow is supposed to represent the best stat out of the 2 players, and it seems to me that the least distance you run the better.
We're no longer in that age. First, more distance meant that your opponent made you run around a lot. Now, more distance means that you are fitter and could run more



No way he should lose to Berlocq. Funny thing is that I remember saying the same thing the last time they met (RG15) and they played a 5 setter.
This one better be in easy 3.
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Quick, easy and brutal. 3 breadsticks in 105 minutes. Only 2 BPs faced, both of which were saved.

Next up Dimitrov. Huge match. As Djokovic just lost, the winner will face Istomin/Carreno Busta for a spot in the QF.
Gasquet has the 5-1 h2h advantage, but Dimitrov won their last meeting. Dimitrov is in great form, and expectedly, is the bookies favourite.
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I thought this place had died.
I'm trying CPR on this board.

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We're no longer in that age. First, more distance meant that your opponent made you run around a lot. Now, more distance means that you are fitter and could run more
You're right it's the Nadal/Djokovic/Murray era after all. I wonder if the IBM analysts checked the data on a good number of matches to conclude that there is a higher pourcentage where the players who covered the most distance won or if they just assumed as you said that it means that you are fitter. Though after watching Kyrgios played yesterday who sometimes was walking instead of running I can understand where they coming from.

So good news, today Gasquet was the fitter player

Anyway, this stat really must be interpreted according to the match-up.



I've watched the first 2 sets and the beginning of the 3rd, Richard was solid, he was going for his shots and as usual played a lot with angles. Berlocq made this easy by throwing a lot of UEs around.

Now, Dimitrov!!
Dimitrov has won their last meeting and just won Brisbane so he's logically the favorite.
The fact that Grigor is the favorite is a good thing that remove a little bit pression from his shoulder even though Djokovic losing and opening the draw add more pressure.
I still hope Gasquet will find the weapons to hurt him as he did in their previous meetings. I think Grigor doesn't like the big top spin so Richard should mix his game using both attacks and moonballs.

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Match vs Dimitrov will start at midnight

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^One of the reason I appreciate "No Light" policy at RG. If it's too late to play tennis, then it's too late, for both players and audience.

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^One of the reason I appreciate "No Light" policy at RG. If it's too late to play tennis, then it's too late, for both players and audience.
I guess it's between that and having less recovery time for the next round.
The only issue with AO (which runs from morning through night with lights) has been tournament organisation in relation to very long matches on scheduled main courts. If they moved to an empty court would avoid this, but you don't really know how long a scheduled match will last for. Today there was a WTA match that should have ended 6-2 6-2 but became 6-2 6-7(3) 6-3, Serena had a quick one, then they had the Nadal match 4 hour affair that basically delayed the evening match, and another 2.5 hours and it's near midnight. Not much difference on MCA. Just one of those days unfortunately where the scheduling is stretched to the maximum.

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Too many h2h's being reversed.
Quite a demolition, judging by the scoreline.
Richard couldn't have asked for a better draw, but now Dimitrov now has an easy path to the SF.
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I think I jinxed him. The moment i subscribe this thread, he lost.
Basically every single of my fan I post in the player subforum, they lost

I saw the match. Richard was very tight on gazillions of BP. And Dimitrov is really exploiting his weaker forehand to get shorter returns from him. Unfortunately the agression was clicking on cue for the Bulgarian, Richard was pushed way to often on the side of the court.

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Yes that was a pretty disappointing performance
Grigor was by far the most agressive and it paid.

Too bad, he often don't take advantage of those approachable draws. Also, it's not a good sign to see the following generation surpassing him like that. Hopefully he can have other good runs though and maybe climb back in the ranking.

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Re: Richard's early 2017

After a successful Davis Cup week-end for France which easily won against a Nishikori-less Japan 4-1, Richard will play his home tournement in Montpellier where he is the defending champion. He is seeded #3 and benefits from a bye in R1.

R1 - Bye
R2 - Jaziri / Qualifier
QF - M. Zverev / Evans

He is in the same half as the #1 Cilic. In the second half of the draw the other 2 top seeds are Tsonga and A. Zverev.


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Easy win over Jaziri.
De Schepper up next (What? M.Zverev lost to KdS).

Top quarter cleared up with Brown taking out Cilic.
Brown/Paire in the SF.

Two easy matches to make the final.
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SF between Paire and Gasquet, my faves!
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