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I didn't know whether to post this or not (I did mention it on Richard's boards but none of the others heard it but they were watching on livestreams I think) but the crowd were terrible from what I could see. I was watching on Sky tv and some of the crowd were whistling and making ape noises when Jo was about to serve. He actually turned to the crowd at one point almost as if to ask them to stop it. That kind of thing disgusts me. I think that is what got to Jo today and I wonder if he will mention it in any interviews.
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I didn't know whether to post this or not (I did mention it on Richard's boards but none of the others heard it but they were watching on livestreams I think) but the crowd were terrible from what I could see. I was watching on Sky tv and some of the crowd were whistling and making ape noises when Jo was about to serve. He actually turned to the crowd at one point almost as if to ask them to stop it. That kind of thing disgusts me. I think that is what got to Jo today and I wonder if he will mention it in any interviews.
I want to say something... something abusive!!!!
These idiots are animals! No, they worse then animals - animals never do like that
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Ah, I did hear when he said to the crowd "c'est bon là, arrêtez !" (stop now !) but I didn't know why he was saying that really Vicky, that's terrible They need to get themselves a life !

They'll probably ask Jo about it in the press conf. It's really sad to see things like that nowadays, especially in tennis which has been kind of spared by that until recently, with the golliwog comment

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It was clearly a poor match, tennisticaly speaking from Jo, but not a so poor match for a come-back on a surface he lacks experience on. He needs to win a match or two in the next tourney and to complete it in the ARAG thingy and it's all good for RG.
It's not really a surprise, we know he is a diesel, he needs some matches to go at full speed. He was also not very confortable in his movements. He just needs some time, I think.

For the crowds, I can't confirm for sure on the "racists" demeanor, cause I shut up the sound of my TV (I can't bear to listen to Guillaume Roux, the guy is a terrible commentator with nothing to say). But Jo was clearly displeased by the constant noise they were making and more or less gave the match up to Gasquet at the end because of it.
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what happened? 40 unforced errors in the second? looks horrible. Also Richie has more net points won than Jo. What's up with that? Good win for Richie but I did not see it coming at all with Richie's recent ridiculous performance. And of course, I did not get to watch it, stupid rain.
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I'm not worried about this loss. It's Jo's first match on clay since his unfortunate withdrawal at Cassablanca last year. He needs more time to get used to the surface and its specific conditions. Richard Gasquet is a tricky first round opponent and knows Jo's game very well. Had he been allocated a lesser-ranked opponent in the first round, his attacking game might have paid more dividends and given him more confidence for the next rounds. Tough luck, but good learning experience nevertheless. He and Winogradsky will have a better idea on what areas to work on.

He definitely needs more competitive matches on clay before RG (training practices won't be much help), hence it would be a good idea to request a wild card next week at Estoril, Munich or Belgrade.

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I heard that they do not held a news conference after the match,because the franch journalists didn't apply for it.

they thought any of them would apply for it ,but actually no one did....

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I didn't know whether to post this or not (I did mention it on Richard's boards but none of the others heard it but they were watching on livestreams I think) but the crowd were terrible from what I could see. I was watching on Sky tv and some of the crowd were whistling and making ape noises when Jo was about to serve. He actually turned to the crowd at one point almost as if to ask them to stop it. That kind of thing disgusts me. I think that is what got to Jo today and I wonder if he will mention it in any interviews.
That is despicable. It shouldt be allowed in any place but more so in Sport

Is Jo playing next week??? Or is going to play madrid nxt?
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That is despicable. It shouldt be allowed in any place but more so in Sport

Is Jo playing next week??? Or is going to play madrid nxt?
going to play Madrid is the plan

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SO FINALLY Madrid is here in a few days I hope he plays well because I can;t wait to see him. I kinda missed him!

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the draw is out, he's playing Marat in the 1st round ()
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OMG... let's hope Marat has one of his brainfarts

Jo's quarter:

[3] Djokovic vs BYE
Hernandez vs Vassallo Arguello
Seppi vs Q
Querrey vs [15] Stepanek

[9] Tsonga vs Safin
Ljubicic vs Q
Mathieu vs Q
BYE vs [8] Simon
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It's a nice draw I think. Safin, Lyubicic, gillou or Paulo are good players to make his rythm.

One or two wins would already be a great enough. That's all he needs at the moment.
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safin first round? this is not good, marat has not been playing well for so long he might just get sick of losing and give his all to this first round match.

other than the first round his section looks good. Ljubo and PHM should not be any trouble. Once again, possible Djokovic match in QF but let's see what happens one day at a time.

also, if he were only ranked 1 place higher, he would've gotten a bye in the first round.

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Re: Clay Season Thread 2009

I just want to say that is a good draw if on hard surface....hahaha,however it's clay,let's see what will happened

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