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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

thanks Keijan, can't wait to see your pics!

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First and most importantly, what has Gilles done to his hair I missed the matches today. With Richard and Gilles sat together I'm not sure I would have managed to watch any tennis at all

Am loving the team spirit this time sounds great. Glad you had a good day Marion. Hopefully they will get it sewn up tomorrow. Are you there all weekend?

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With these two on the bench, I can understand Keijan getting disturbed by it and losing focus on the matches.

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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

I have no idea how to link to the photos on the DC site (they come up as a slideshow thingy) but there is a terrible one of Gilles and Richard. How they managed to take such a hideous picture is beyond me

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Is it this one ?

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[shallowness]yes I think it's one of the worst pictures of Gilles I've ever seen. [/shallowness]

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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

Thanks for the report, I thought of you when Gilles gave Gaël a big cuddle, you really got to see the extra-long version!

I find all the praise about Gaël tonight exaggerated, they certainly feel a little bit forced to do it because of the whole Acapulco withdrawal story and because he's so unsecure, but I thought he did a good job. It's the way he plays, big serve, big defense (incl. pushing), and he did both things well.

The Germans were surprised the crowd was so quiet, they were expecting it to be a bit louder. But they always seem to think that French fans are raving mad.
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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

Have you seen videos somewhere, even short ones?
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Yes it is exaggerated, I've seen him play far better matches than this one, but it wasn't a catastrophe or anything. Though I would have liked to see a bit more aggressiveness and serve & volley, even completely ratés ones but like I said I was more petrified with the implications of what if he loses etc, so I didn't appreciate fully his game.

I sorted out a few pics of today, mostly group ones, I didn't have the courage to go through the individual and playing ones yet. I'll post those later.


Please do not repost them, or use them without asking me, or cut the sign, or claim them as yours, like it has been done before. I'm sorry to be annoying, but even though they're far from being quality stuff, I put a lot of efforts into them and I want it to be respected.


Gaël's match (Tsonga wasn't there)






Jo's match, where they all took great care to sit next to each other and behind Jo's chair to make my work easier, thanks a lot guys
Gaël was *always* eating, during the 2:30+ hours that Jo's match lasted :








When Gaël came back from a break in the locker rooms, with a third (!!) sandwich for him and a bottle with a blue liquid in it for Gilles :












And the Famous Hug from behind :



I have a few pics where they just stand like that with everyone passing by and shadowing around them for at least 20 seconds, very cute !

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thanks for the posts about what it was like watching the ties live, and also for the pics, it's always really nice seeing fellow tennis players supporting each other, even if it was probably expected in this circumstance. and eh, with the level of aesthetic pleasantries on display on the french team bench, i wouldn't blame anyone for feeling torn where to concentrate...hehehe!!!

i was really surprised that our paytv was showing the france v germany matches this weekend - they're not even airing the local australia v taiwan tie at all. i guess someone on foxtel has some taste... but i felt it was a little bit subdued, perhaps it was because of that the camera kept on panning over to the french team bench - capturing the ever chattering simon, and llodra making jokes. they kept on talking about richie a lot too, and closing up on him...he always looks a little nervous when he's not playing on the court but being filmed...it's actually quite endearing!

looking forward to hearing more about the tie as it progresses
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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

Marion, great report and pics

Here's Sky's coverage of the last set TB from Gael's match and the hug
http://www.mediafire.com/?oyzytmj4doy

I'm recording the matches, so is Belco on Tennishaven so just shout if anyone wants any of them uploaded!
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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

Awesome, thank you both so much!
I just noticed they have highlights on the DC website, but not of this tie, I was getting desperate.

Richard always looks like the quiet one when the guys are together, but when I was sitting next to him once in Hamburg, he was talking non-stop too! He can be quite a chatterbox himself. But of course it's not easy to get a word in when Gilles Simon is around.
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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

Yup if talking was a sport Gilles would def be the GOAT.

Thanks so much Les for the recordings btw.

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Re: Davis Cup 2010: France against Germany

great pics and report! thank you
allez les bleus for the doubles! please post pics of bennet and llodra, too. And llodra's son if he's around, he's adorable

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