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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

Oh, my, I've just learned about Gilles pulling out. Losing his QF points, does that mean he will be out of the top 20?
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crappy news, hope his knees better soon. urghhhh the sexiest player out of the oz open

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Oh, my, I've just learned about Gilles pulling out. Losing his QF points, does that mean he will be out of the top 20?
no clue, but that's not the issue at the moment!!! it was the only rightful decision at the current situation!!!

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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

A long audio interview on the FFT website:
http://www.fft.fr/open-australie/2010/?ID=5821

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"Je ne sens pas de douleur mais je crains qu'elle revienne. Je ne suis pas prêt."
I don't feel any pain, but I'm afraid it might come back. I'm not ready.

And a summary of the audio interview:
It's not a problem of pain, but of lack of confidence in his knee. He took the decision yesterday, it seemed the most sensible thing to do. The risk that things would turn out badly if he played was too high.
He will go back home and work on his leg to strengthen it so he can play without any apprehension. He just can't play like that.
He's disappointed, but he was prepared to it. He knew that it was going to be a 50/50 story and that it would depend on the daily improvements. And it didn't improve fast enough. So all in all, there's no disappointment. He knows there was no chance for him to do well on the court anyway.
The matches in Adelaide were important to test his knee, even if it was just 2 sets. The match against Steps was rather encouraging. But the next day, things became tougher. And even tougher on the 3rd day, while he was hoping it would get better with each day, on the contrary. So if he can't even play 2 sets, there's no point in going out there to play best of 5 matches.
The doc had warned him it was 2-3 weeks too early for his knee in his opinion.
He has sometimes played with niggling little injuries in the past, but this one is different, each time he's thrown back it is a matter of weeks or even months, so he can't afford to not take it seriously. He'll do everything required to get the knee sorted now. He will come back when he's ready, there's no hurry.
Those few matches showed that he plays quite well apart from the issues with his movement, he was striking the ball well when he didn't have to run. It's rather reassuring. He's done a lot of work out during the break, he hopes the work on his serve and his volley will also pay off and it's no wasted time.
But really, he can't say now when he's going to be back on the tour. "Rotterdam, Marseille, Dubai, the Davis Cup or even the States... I'll see."

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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

I love he's so honest about it, it's great for us. He must be aware it was a quite silly move, so he's brave to be so honest about the whole story, about what the doc had told him, etc.!
Good to know that he's not in pain and just finally realized it doesn't make sense - it was unnecessary, but he probably didn't aggravate the knee, just delayed the recovery for a couple of weeks, which really is no big deal.
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I'm glad Gilles took the right decision finally. Hope he is fully fit and back on the tour soon though, looking forward to seeing him in Rotterdam.
Me too!

Get well soon Gillou!

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I love he's so honest about it, it's great for us. He must be aware it was a quite silly move, so he's brave to be so honest about the whole story, about what the doc had told him, etc.!
why do I'm not surprised.........hmmmmm

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Good to know that he's not in pain and just finally realized it doesn't make sense - it was unnecessary, but he probably didn't aggravate the knee, just delayed the recovery for a couple of weeks, which really is no big deal.
well thank heavens......he finally take the right decision

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Thanks for the translation Fran!

I'm so relieved he's come to his senses
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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

Awww bless him! He must be gutted, he obviously really wanted to play to risk it even after what the doctor said, so he must be really sad now
But this is definately the right decision, if his knee isn't right, his knee isn't right, no matter how much he wants to play, or how much we want to see him in all his glory! Still very sad though, but sort of happy he's given up now, rather than mid-match having made it worse....
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Thank god get well soon Gillou, worse bit is we won't get to see him for a while still

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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

Thanks Fran, for the translate.


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Oh, my, I've just learned about Gilles pulling out. Losing his QF points, does that mean he will be out of the top 20?
He drops 1 spot after the AO points drop. And then depends on how the players behind him do in AO, like Haas/Ferrer will need at least R4 to past him, Misha/Wawa/Rusty need Qf... I'll say he will stay in top 20 after AO.
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Re: 2010 Australian season no more. Get Well, Gilles.

Meh! But it is a smart decision, I almost wish he'd made a similar one last season.
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Hi Autumn!! Great to have you back!

I forgot we missed your turning the big '3-oh' over New Years'; Welcome to the club Happy belated b-day!
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