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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Under the Sun of Florida

3-6/6-7(5)

It was not a good day Kendrick was good for sure maybe more than in his last matches & surely over motivated by playing in his home state but a loss is a loss

I arrive on livescore at the end of first set enough to see the bad stats . 2nd set : Arno had to struggle for getting the break at 3-2 but lost his serve the game following . Most Arno's serve was a fight and even he was better on return in second set he didn't manage to convert his set point At 4-4 in the tie-break, Kendrick did the mini-break, Arno saved one match point on Kendrick's serve but lost the match on his own serve.

It's really pity. If we don't consider his challenger results he's doing nothing probant in ATP tournaments. Loosing again a winnable match. It's so frustrating

Now the clay and 10 days to prepare Casablanca and for us long time time to wait




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Equipe.fr Arnaud Clément n'a lui pas réussi à disputer de troisième set face à Robert Kendrick. À la peine pour relancer face à la puissance de son adversaire, l'Aixois n'a jamais été en mesure de breaker lors de la première manche. Kendrick a en effet remporté 15 des 16 points joués derrière sa première balle lors de ce set initial. Il a pris une fois le service de Clément : suffisant pour s'imposer 6-3. La suite a été plus accrochée, surtout parce que Kendrick a perdu sa précieuse régularité au service. Clément a pu débreaker (4-4) et confirmer pour faire la course en tête. Jusqu'au jeu décisif, où Kendrick a de nouveau fait parler sa patte (7-5).
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Eurosport.fr Le chemin de croix se poursuit pour Arnaud Clement qui n'a toujours pas passé plus de deux tours en tournoi officiel depuis le début de l'année 2009. Sa victoire au tournoi challenger de Cherbourg début mars n'a pas suffi à redonner confiance à l'Aixois. Au premier tour, à Miami, le N.58 mondial était opposé à l'Américain Robert Kendrick (85e), sorti des qualifications. Dans ce match relativement équilibré marqué par seulement trois breaks, le Californien a fait la différence grâce à 13 aces, dont huit dans le deuxième set. Au prochain tour, ce dernier affrontera le Suédois Robin Soderling, tête de série N.23.

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He's a bit burnt-out, it's his 11th tournament this year already:
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CLÉMENT FATIGUÉ.– Pour son onzième tournoi de l’année (challengers compris), Arnaud Clément a calé net face au gros service de Robert Kendrick (6-3, 7-6). « Je ne me suis pas montré assez percutant, résuma-t-il. Un tout petit match, même si je dois gagner le deuxième set. » Le Français s’y détacha en effet 4-2 avant d’obtenir une balle de set à 6-5. Qu’il gâcha en frappant un bien pauvre revers dans le filet…« J’ai changé trois fois d’avis en une demi-seconde. Ça ne pardonne pas. Là, je crois que j’ai vraiment besoin de souffler. » Il va donc passer trois jours de vacances en Floride avec sa compagne Nolwenn. Reprise sur terre battue, à Casablanca (6-12 avril).
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Clement Tired : For his 11th tournaments of the year (including challengers), Arnaud was stopped by the big serves of Robert Kendrick (6-3,7-6)"I wasn't rather hard-hitting, he summed up. A little match even if i must win the second set". The french was up 4-2 before having a set point at 6-5 that he wasted by hitting a poor backhand into the net. "I changed three times my mind in a half-second. It isn't forgiven. Now, i think i really need a break." He will spend three days of holidays in Florida with his gf Nolwenn. Resuming on clay in Casablanca.

He played less matches than many players but that's true he could be burnt out mentally and when the guy in front of you gives nothing it can't work. Now he has some days of holidays to rest but as i think he needs many matches to be in the rhythm i'm not sure it will be great in Casa.
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I have not noticed he played as much the last months.
If 3 days "under the sun of Florida" can relax him, well, good (I'm jealousssss !)

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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Re: Under the Sun of Florida

It's an excuse to have holidays or he's old and needs more rest but he plays many matches to gain confidence and find a good level and when it's happen he's burnt-out mentally

We can notice that many qualifiers are in second round in Miami it's always tricky a qualifier
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