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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

I don't think this is such a bad draw. He doesn't have a bye and he has pretty tough opponents (who isnt a tough opponent for him these days?), but I think that's a good thing. Since no one is really expecting anything from him anymore, hopefully it will make him feel like he has nothing to lose and push him to play his best tennis like last year. If he gets the 1st match under his belt, it just might give him confidence to carry on the momentum and bring back good memories from last year.

Allez Gillou!
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Understanding the difference between possibility and probability may help remedy that cough.

[Well, depending upon whether or not it originated from a half or full vulcan, that is]
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Understanding the difference between possibility and probability may help remedy that cough.
I'm actually on medication for a real cough , but that's just to kill the symptom .
For my other cough, you're right that the cure is in the right attitude .
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The right attitude (and altitude for that matter) can do wonders, for coughs and all.
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

He plays with Jim in Montreal already, I hadn't seen them on the entry list.
Haas-Stepanek in the 1st round.

Their 1st match together was at the US Open last year, they have only a few more attempts to try to win at least one match in one year. Allez.
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

Allez Gilles and Jim
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

www.bet365.com schedules to have livestream links from Monday on
but i guess there'll be only the main courts showing
and Gillou isnt a favorite
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

He will be on the Center Court since he plays against Dancevic.

Edit: Last match of the day, it will be in the middle of the night for the Europeans.

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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

Just saw the OOP
Bet365 have him playing first
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

A few bits about Gilles from articles about the tournament:

An article about his first round match:
http://fr.canoe.ca/sports/nouvelles/...08-084300.html
I didn't know Frank speaks French too.
Gilles says about him that he's very difficult to play because he can come out with incredible shots. They've never played before, but he's often seen him give a hard time to good players, like in Montreal to Nadal.
The win over Fed in Toronto last year was a big triggering experience for his career, even though the Madrid match against Nadal was his most accomplished performance.
"I'm trying to get back to my best level. It implies to recover my footwork to make it very difficult again to hit a winner against me, which wasn't true anymore lately. My knee prevented me from practicing the way I wanted it, I was able to practice only 1-2 hours a day. I took some time off and I hope to be back to my best level now."

He practiced with Rafa:
http://fr.canoe.ca/sports/nouvelles/...08-084302.html
He won one set 6-2, huge confidence boost for him since we now know practice sets mean a lot to him. ^^

http://fr.canoe.ca/sports/nouvelles/...08-084303.html
Here he says that he would have gotten a bye if either Nadal or Fed decided not to play, but he preferred them to be there. Tournaments really feel different when they're not there, for the crowd and for the players too.

And this one is about French tennis in general:
http://www2.canoe.com/sports/nouvell...09-070500.html
The journalist is drooling big time over this generation of French players, how successful and cool and nice they are, etc.
Jo, Gilles and Gaël were all coached during their Juniors times by Borfiga who now is in charge of Canadian tennis, but used to work for the French Tennis Association at the time, so he has a special connection to them.
It's more about Jo, but there's a short quote of Gilles at the end too saying that Montreal is a particularly nice place for French players and he loves it there.
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Last match of the day, it will be in the middle of the night for the Europeans.
I think I will stay awake and watch: Marat-Gael and then Gilles.

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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

I'm off to bed now, see you guys in six-ish hours time
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Re: 2009 Summer Hardcourt Thread

Gilles&Jim on Center Court tomorrow in the night session, good decision of the tournament organizers, this match will be a highlight.
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