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silverwhite
05-30-2007, 08:47 PM
1. Halle
2. Nottingham
3. Wimbledon

Let's keep our expectations low. :o

*Sweet4Richard*
05-30-2007, 08:54 PM
:lol: Aww

my0118
05-30-2007, 09:08 PM
I decided to just enjoy his tennis. :lol:
then maybe one day I'll be surprised. just not at the moment, I guess.

JBdV
05-30-2007, 09:14 PM
I decided to just enjoy his tennis. :lol:
then maybe one day I'll be surprised. just not at the moment, I guess.

Agreed. I have to forget about this dream of the top 10 :rolleyes: Whatever will be, will be :)

Rgask
05-30-2007, 09:14 PM
i m back with my optimistic approach, allez richiee, prove ur haters wrong...plzzz

richie21
05-30-2007, 09:42 PM
ah finally,the interesting things will begin!:)

Schu
05-30-2007, 11:34 PM
I decided to just enjoy his tennis. :lol:
then maybe one day I'll be surprised. just not at the moment, I guess.

Best approach... enjoy the beautiful tennis and whatever happens, happens.

RINKY
06-01-2007, 10:31 AM
ah... u are very pessimistic...
last year he performed better on grass
so...let's hope for the same thing this year!

Puschkin
06-01-2007, 10:47 AM
ah... u are very pessimistic...
last year he performed better on grass
so...let's hope for the same thing this year!

Last year he was injured during large parts of the clay season and the grass was also mixed: There was a tournament win in Nottingham, but two early defeats: 1st round Wimbledon, 2nd round Halle, one has to admit, though, that the opponent in both cases was a certain..... Roger Federer. Due to his much better ranking this year, he won't draw Roger at very early stages of grass tourneys. :) And I have nothing against meeting those two in finals. ;)

RINKY
06-01-2007, 10:59 AM
Last year he was injured during large parts of the clay season and the grass was also mixed: There was a tournament win in Nottingham, but two early defeats: 1st round Wimbledon, 2nd round Halle, one has to admit, though, that the opponent in both cases was a certain..... Roger Federer. Due to his much better ranking this year, he won't draw Roger at very early stages of grass tourneys. :) And I have nothing against meeting those two in finals. ;)

yeah..
but i remember he performed quite well against roger in halle,didn't he??:confused:
and for the wimby's 1st round loss...i have nothing to say:p
maybe he was tired after nottingham:p
i still hope for the quarter-final in wimby this year
i still cannot believe that richard cannot perform well with his talent:o

Puschkin
06-01-2007, 11:03 AM
yeah..
but i remember he performed quite well against roger in halle,didn't he??

yes, he did, but Roger came directly from the lost Roland Garros final, which might put his early Halle troubles in perspective.

RINKY
06-01-2007, 11:18 AM
yes, he did, but Roger came directly from the lost Roland Garros final, which might put his early Halle troubles in perspective.

well...i don't care much about roger:p

actually,,i don't want to be very pessimistic ...
i still hope that richard will succeed

anyway...will he rank higher than his ranking because of his two titles in nottingham?:confused:

Puschkin
06-01-2007, 11:30 AM
well...i don't care much about roger:p

well, if you want to miss one of the best players of all time, it is your decision. :p


anyway...will he rank higher than his ranking because of his two titles in nottingham?:confused:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/information/rankfaq.asp

RINKY
06-01-2007, 11:34 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/information/rankfaq.asp[/QUOTE]

no,i mean seeding in wimbledon

Puschkin
06-01-2007, 11:54 AM
no,i mean seeding in wimbledon

Seeding in Wimbledon is a mystery. :) Maybe one or two places, but not more, I guess. And it is a real guess.

Mariana_lcf
06-01-2007, 04:19 PM
hey im new! my name is mariana and im from peru. like all here im a huge richard fan, however i feel your pain as well! i cant understand how a player with that talent (surely more talented than most players who are ranked higher than him) cant seem to find the consistency he needs to stop being a promise and start being a reality. im pretty sure its a psychological problem, which makes me happy, because that means he can work on that and succeed! although i get really pissed after he loses cuz it makes me angry (how can he lose with that one hand backhand?!) i will always support him! and hope he does well in grass now...! (sorry for the long post)

my0118
06-01-2007, 04:51 PM
hey im new! my name is mariana and im from peru.

Hola Mariana :wavey:

my0118
06-01-2007, 05:45 PM
Ljubo just lost to Volandri, , Richard will probably rank no.11 which is the highest ranking he's ever had despite his bad result at RG.

Mariana_lcf
06-01-2007, 07:20 PM
Ljubo just lost to Volandri, , Richard will probably rank no.11 which is the highest ranking he's ever had despite his bad result at RG.

how's that? i thought he only got 35 points?...uhmm im confused!:confused:

Puschkin
06-01-2007, 07:44 PM
hey im new! my name is mariana and im from peru. like all here im a huge richard fan, however i feel your pain as well!

Welcome to the nicest group of people in pain. ;) But we have to get out of it!

Schu
06-01-2007, 08:45 PM
hey im new! my name is mariana and im from peru.

Welcome Mariana :wavey:. Hopefully the grass court season will ease our pain. If not, there is the summer hardcourt or indoor season - forever hopeful... and Richard can play on ALL surfaces so there's always hope.

Mariana_lcf
06-01-2007, 10:48 PM
thanx everybody! my english is a bit poor so i apologize on advance hehe

my0118
06-02-2007, 03:13 AM
how's that? i thought he only got 35 points?...uhmm im confused!:confused:

It's because Ljubicic was a semifinalist last year at RG, but this year he lost in the 3rd, so he practically lost 375 points :eek:. so after the french open, Gasquet's points will be 1900 while Ljubo's 1885. However, there''s possibility other lower ranking players could move up over him. :D

Mariana_lcf
06-02-2007, 03:32 AM
It's because Ljubicic was a semifinalist last year at RG, but this year he lost in the 3rd, so he practically lost 375 points :eek:. so after the french open, Gasquet's points will be 1900 while Ljubo's 1885. However, there''s possibility other lower ranking players could move up over him. :D

ohhh right i forgot! wow he would b really close to make it to the top 10:eek: lets hope no lower ranked players do well in RG:angel:

tennis lover
06-02-2007, 01:56 PM
:wavey: welcome mariana! :D

I really hope I can see Richard at Wimbledon! :dance: bring on the grass! :banana:

RINKY
06-02-2007, 02:35 PM
Seeding in Wimbledon is a mystery. :) Maybe one or two places, but not more, I guess. And it is a real guess.

yeah..it does not help...
i checked in GM
he is no.9:confused:
i always think if he can be seeded higher
he may surprise us

but if he is going to lose some easy matches
there is nothing to do with his seeding and draw:rolleyes:

Schu
06-02-2007, 03:40 PM
yeah..it does not help...

but if he is going to lose some easy matches
there is nothing to do with his seeding and draw:rolleyes:

Exactly - if he doesn't take advantage of his seedings and looses matches he shouldn't it doesn't really matter what his seed is... but those "bad" matches are over now.

neenah
06-03-2007, 01:46 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Nina. :D

I like this thread and how it was started right after Richie's loss. Nothing like being optomistic! Good luck to Gasquet for the rest of the season. :)

j'adore_richie
06-03-2007, 07:03 AM
Even if Richie does pass Ljubi wouldn't he be 12 not 11? Unless Haasy dropped below richie too...Anyway I hope Rich can defend his Nottingham title this year, otherwise that's alot of points down the gurglar...I honestly feel that Richie has set the bar too low for himself, he's said that he doesn't mind his bad results coz he reckons he stil has 3-4 years to peak but he should be aiming for the best results now! Not just hope to peak for a very brief period in his mid-20's!

Neways that was my first post!!!

my0118
06-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Nina. :D

I like this thread and how it was started right after Richie's loss. Nothing like being optomistic! Good luck to Gasquet for the rest of the season. :)

hello Nina

Even if Richie does pass Ljubi wouldn't he be 12 not 11? Unless Haasy dropped below richie too...Anyway I hope Rich can defend his Nottingham title this year, otherwise that's alot of points down the gurglar...I honestly feel that Richie has set the bar too low for himself, he's said that he doesn't mind his bad results coz he reckons he stil has 3-4 years to peak but he should be aiming for the best results now! Not just hope to peak for a very brief period in his mid-20's!

Neways that was my first post!!!

hello :wavey:
anyways, canas, baghdatis and hewitt are still in the draw, we never know his ranking after RG.

*julie*
06-07-2007, 12:17 AM
http://nottingham.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/349F5E22-45F4-4403-A420-3A88A5ABD9C0/37611/Nottinghamposter_224x281.jpg

http://downloads.lta.org.uk/webservices/TournamentSite/RichardGasquetfeature.mp3

Richie disappointed us in Roland Garros but lets give him credits for his improvements in english.. :)

Mariana_lcf
06-07-2007, 12:50 AM
ay im kinda nervous for the grasscourt season... he has a lot of points to defend! hopefully he'll b able to defend them all and get some more poits to make it to the top 10... he's so close now! although he really needs to improve his game and confidence to mantain himself at the top!

Mariana_lcf
06-07-2007, 12:53 AM
http://nottingham.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/349F5E22-45F4-4403-A420-3A88A5ABD9C0/37611/Nottinghamposter_224x281.jpg

http://downloads.lta.org.uk/webservices/TournamentSite/RichardGasquetfeature.mp3

Richie disappointed us in Roland Garros but lets give him credits for his improvements in english.. :)

awwwww his english is so cute! i love it when french speakers speak in english, love the accent! hehe gooo richie!

silverwhite
06-07-2007, 05:42 AM
He's on their poster again. :rolls:

silverwhite
06-07-2007, 05:44 AM
He thinks he can win Wimbledon? :help:

Schu
06-07-2007, 06:36 AM
He has improved his English - no more one or two word answers, although his English answers are still not nearly as thoughtful as what he gives in French - he really is quite articulate in French (from what I can tell from translations). However I'm impressed since I could not even understand what was being asked of me in French yet alone answer anything. And of course as most American women do, I LOVE the French accent!

Can't wait till next week. Does anyone know if there will be any video streaming - live or otherwise from Halle?

williaer
06-07-2007, 10:51 AM
Aw his English really has improved!! :D Thanks for the link, Julie!
Can't wait for the grass season to begin :banana:

Puschkin
06-07-2007, 05:45 PM
He has improved his English - no more one or two word answers, although his English answers are still not nearly as thoughtful as what he gives in French -

I agree. It is more fluent, but substance-wise, there is still a lot to learn. :p

:wavey: Thanks, Julie! Grass is coming!!

Mariana_lcf
06-07-2007, 06:05 PM
When are the draws for Halle being made?? i hope he gets an easy draw! he got a terrible draw last year!

my0118
06-08-2007, 09:43 AM
When are the draws for Halle being made?? i hope he gets an easy draw! he got a terrible draw last year!

Main draw: Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.

zimzim
06-08-2007, 02:04 PM
He thinks he can win Wimbledon? :help:better than to think that he can't win it:p

*Sweet4Richard*
06-08-2007, 06:16 PM
Thanks Julie for the link. :yeah:

Let's hope for a good draw at Halle :)

lisaplenske
06-09-2007, 11:35 AM
well, he has this habit to name the others as "great players" even if its not always the case:o .I mean Federer is a GREAT player, Sampras was a GREAT player, Agassi was a GREAT player so richard please dont use that word when it doesnt suit to qualifie your opponents.:p

delsa
06-09-2007, 11:36 AM
he really is quite articulate in French (from what I can tell from translations).

True, but it's nothing compared to his father apparently. Each time there's a quote of him, and it's not that often, there's always some very rare litteral word in it. :eek:

Seriously it depends from the interviews, the bits of interview that could be seen on CNN before RG was quite... :tape: :lol:

linus
06-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Bonne Chance Richie :angel:

Allez Richard
06-09-2007, 03:23 PM
The drew is out http://www.gerryweber-open.de/en/results/singles-draw.html
not so bad I think!
Allez Richie!!!! Let's do it!!!

lisaplenske
06-09-2007, 04:31 PM
Kolshreiber is a tricky one,he is in his country,he is playing well on grass.If I remember well,richard already faced it in wimbledon and it was really tight so... We'll see if he'll do a nice run in that tournament and grab points.:)

silverwhite
06-09-2007, 07:10 PM
I predict a 2nd-round loss

Allez Richard
06-09-2007, 07:19 PM
I predict a 2nd-round loss

don't be so pesimistic!this is grasscourt and I hope it will be the begining of new time for our boy!
Go Richie!

*Sweet4Richard*
06-09-2007, 07:20 PM
OoOo Good Luck Richard :woohoo:

Not terrible--I'm not complaining so far. Much better than last year's draw :yeah:

silverwhite
06-09-2007, 08:00 PM
GASQUET, Richard (FRA)ROCHUS, Olivier (BEL) vs BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)PALA, Petr (CZE)
GICQUEL, Marc (FRA)SIMON, Gilles (FRA) vs 2.SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SRB)

He's playing doubles with Oli :cool:

Sophie-d
06-09-2007, 10:36 PM
I defo think the draw could have been worse! I hope he will do really well in this tournament!

Good luck and allez Richie :yippee:!

my0118
06-10-2007, 02:54 AM
Allez Richie!

Jirku
06-10-2007, 01:54 PM
i hope he can have some wins in a row for going with a good confidence to wimbledon

lisaplenske
06-10-2007, 06:49 PM
yeah,Rochus is a very talented player:) hopefully they will win some matchs.

Rgask
06-10-2007, 07:49 PM
which qualifier is richie playing here ??? i hope its not qureshi....that guy is dangerous on grass....

Rgask
06-10-2007, 07:52 PM
ohh no...he is playing qureshi.....Allez any-how......go riri....

simpletennis
06-10-2007, 11:22 PM
ef yea. grasscourt season!!! this year has gone by so fast.
ALLEZ RICHARD!
i'm hoping to see some richie action at wimbledon

DONADANG
06-11-2007, 10:46 AM
ohh no...he is playing qureshi.....Allez any-how......go riri....

:lol:

Here's the plan Richard. Win Halle, Skip Nottingham (non of this I'm the Federer of Nottingham shit this year please) and get a good draw at Wimby.

aislingmcfly
06-11-2007, 11:45 AM
hey guys fed is out of halle :D ok fingers crossed richie can get 2 the final and impress us all after french

zimzim
06-11-2007, 02:15 PM
:lol:

Here's the plan Richard. Win Halle, Skip Nottingham (non of this I'm the Federer of Nottingham shit this year please) and get a good draw at Wimby.Good Idea:yeah:Fed has withdrawn so his chances look good:).I hope he won't make me eat my words:o

Mariana_lcf
06-11-2007, 03:38 PM
well if he skips nottingham he will lose a significant amount of points....

RINKY
06-11-2007, 03:43 PM
:lol:

Here's the plan Richard. Win Halle, Skip Nottingham (non of this I'm the Federer of Nottingham shit this year please) and get a good draw at Wimby.

Great idea!So he can pay more attention to the more important thing!;)
and no excuses anymore:o

RINKY
06-11-2007, 04:03 PM
well if he skips nottingham he will lose a significant amount of points....

actually,,,the winner of halle gains 225 points
when the winner of nottingham gains only 175 points
also,,,halle is a non-countable tourament for richard now
IF he wins halle, then he will gain points:angel:
in addition,,,i think the seeding of wimbledon will not consider the points that he will gain or loss at nottingham:confused:

Schu
06-11-2007, 07:55 PM
actually,,,the winner of halle gains 225 points
when the winner of nottingham gains only 175 points

IF he wins halle ...,

That is a BIG "IF". I am hoping RIchie does realy well in the next few weeks but seems lately he always has or his fans(including me) have an excuse - hopefully that was just clay court excuses. He needs to play enough to get his confidence back because when RIchie is confident he is really dangerous but we all saw what happens when he isn't... He seems to like Nottingham but I'm not very confident that he could win it three in a row - if he plays it, I hope I'm wrong. Kiss of death - his picture on the poster for Nottingham - hope it's not too much pressure for him?? But first it's Halle. ALLEZ Richie, a grass court trophy would be nice about right now. :worship:

I really miss seeing him play. Between the Masters Series TV and The Tennis Channel, I actually saw a lot of his matches during clay court season but it looks like the only tournament I'll actually be able to see during grass court season is Wimbly IF the tournament does the great multi-court on line video streaming that they did last year.

Mariana_lcf
06-11-2007, 08:56 PM
yea but supposedly he wants to reach the top 10 before the season is over, if he really wants that he cant afford to lose points unless he does REALLY good at wimbly which...remains to be seen! i wanna believe that he can but he seems to be dissapointing everytime i think he will really give a great performance

*julie*
06-11-2007, 09:43 PM
He seems to like Nottingham but I'm not very confident that he could win it three in a row - if he plays it, I hope I'm wrong. Kiss of death - his picture on the poster for Nottingham - hope it's not too much pressure for him??


He already was on the poster of Nottingham 2006 so I don't think it's a pressure for him. :shrug:

IMO, in RG 2007 he suffered from the pressure HE put on himself.. not from the pressure of the medias. The pressure from the medias would have come later... (if that makes some sense)

Anyway, I agree with you that we should stay down to earth and take one match at a time. ;)

my0118
06-12-2007, 12:49 AM
:lol:

Here's the plan Richard. Win Halle, Skip Nottingham (non of this I'm the Federer of Nottingham shit this year please) and get a good draw at Wimby.

:lol:

i think the seeding of wimbledon will not consider the points that he will gain or loss at nottingham:confused:

true :o they don't even follow the rankings to give seeds.

my0118
06-12-2007, 01:01 AM
COURT 1 - 10:30 Start
- R. Gasquet (FRA) - A. Quereshi (PAK)- A. Pavel (ROM) vs. O. Rochus (BEL)
- M. Damm/L. Paes (CZE/IND) vs. Y. Allegro/M. Kohlmann (SUI/GER)
- N. Kiefer/A. Pavel (GER/ROM) vs. J. Blake/M. Russel (USA/USA)

It starts morning :confused:

Allure
06-12-2007, 01:24 AM
Haven't posted here for a while.:p But good luck tomorrow, Richie.:cool:

Puschkin
06-12-2007, 06:09 AM
COURT 1 - 10:30 Start
- R. Gasquet (FRA) - A. Quereshi (PAK)[/B]- A. Pavel (ROM) vs. O. Rochus (BEL)


:haha: very early. We have a saying which translates roughly as: The early bird catches the worm. Good luck Richie on the green grass.

DONADANG
06-12-2007, 11:12 AM
:haha: very early. We have a saying which translates roughly as: The early bird catches the worm. Good luck Richie on the green grass.

Unfortunately, the bird has encountered a snake. Allez Richard!!

JBdV
06-12-2007, 11:21 AM
Qureshi is an excellent grasscourt player, no shame in losing to him. On to Nottingham now where hopefully he can defend some of his points.

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 11:21 AM
I don't know what to say. :tape: :tape: :tape:

tennis lover
06-12-2007, 11:23 AM
:banghead: :help:

Vialator
06-12-2007, 11:24 AM
I don't know what to say. :tape: :tape: :tape:

You wasn't enough pessimist :lol:

MariaV
06-12-2007, 11:28 AM
I don't know what to say. :tape: :tape: :tape:

Me neither SW, me neither. :tape: :tape: :tape:
And dunno if to expect another Nottingham title ot not this year. :ignore:
WTF is wrong with Richie? :o :help: :help:

DONADANG
06-12-2007, 11:28 AM
Would be nice to get coverage so we can at least see his performance however shortlived that was.

williaer
06-12-2007, 11:28 AM
Ummm... :tape:
Terrible loss- hopefully he picks himself up in the doubles and is able to get a few more grass matches under his belt before Nottingham!

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 11:29 AM
You wasn't enough pessimist :lol:

How about this. After Azzaro last year, we cannot say that this is a new low. :tape: :tape: :tape:

Rgask
06-12-2007, 11:30 AM
i dunno y i feel like..i wont be a gasquet fan any-more.....he is playing so bad, i dont get it...i just feel so bad...He needs some serious changes..

This is after 1 1/2 week rest.....just too badd

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 11:31 AM
Seriously though, was his opponent too good? Has Richard not recovered from the RG disaster yet? Or did he go into the match knowing he had a shot at entering the Top 10 if he did well in Halle? :shrug:

aislingmcfly
06-12-2007, 11:32 AM
ARGH this sucks!
im gonna have 2 see some kinda match report
what happened?

JBdV
06-12-2007, 11:33 AM
Some of these apocalyptic posts make me laugh :lol: This is Richard Gasquet we're talking about, not Roger Federer. If any of you expected him to win the tournament after Fed's withdrawal, then the problem lies with you not Richard :shrug:

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 11:34 AM
Some of these apocalyptic posts make me laugh :lol: This is Richard Gasquet we're talking about, not Roger Federer. If any of you expected him to win the tournament after Fed's withdrawal, then the problem lies with you not Richard :shrug:

I expected him to lose to Kohlschreiber in the 2nd round, not Qureshi. :tape: :tape: :tape:

tennis lover
06-12-2007, 11:36 AM
my hopes of seeing him in the second round at Wimbledon this year now seem slightly optimistic! :sobbing:

Vialator
06-12-2007, 11:38 AM
No shame, Qureshi is a "great player", he will soon be in the "TOP 10..."

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 11:40 AM
No shame, Qureshi is a "great player", he will soon be in the "TOP 10..."

:worship:

DONADANG
06-12-2007, 11:40 AM
If any of you expected him to win the tournament after Fed's withdrawal, then the problem lies with you not Richard :shrug:

Didn't expect him to win. Wanted him to win. Definitely.

Who saw the match? anyone?

MariaV
06-12-2007, 11:43 AM
Some of these apocalyptic posts make me laugh :lol: This is Richard Gasquet we're talking about, not Roger Federer. If any of you expected him to win the tournament after Fed's withdrawal, then the problem lies with you not Richard :shrug:

BUT... BUT..... he was supposed to be the next Federer, no?!!!! :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry: :crying2:

case
06-12-2007, 11:51 AM
Some of these apocalyptic posts make me laugh :lol: This is Richard Gasquet we're talking about, not Roger Federer. If any of you expected him to win the tournament after Fed's withdrawal, then the problem lies with you not Richard :shrug:


well i'm glad someone is happy about this.
im going to be mad for some time.
why not expect him to win a tournament he is 11th ranked player in the world.:confused: and as much as i think he sucks right now he is still a talented player who SHOULD WIN.

JBdV
06-12-2007, 11:56 AM
No shame, Qureshi is a "great player", he will soon be in the "TOP 10..."

Qureshi is a grasscourt specialist, a rare kind these days.

BUT... BUT..... he was supposed to be the next Federer, no?!!!! :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry: :crying2:

:rolleyes:

MariaV
06-12-2007, 11:59 AM
:rolleyes:

:spit: Your reaction finally made me laugh. :wavey:
I wasn't really serious. :hug:

But the way things are this is still disappointing. :(

Puschkin
06-12-2007, 12:06 PM
I don't know what to say. :tape: :tape: :tape:

I do. I was already worried before the match started, irrelevant of the opponent. When I saw Richard in his press-conference after the loss to Vliegen, I immediately said to myself: this will take some time. I saw it all: the despair, the disappointment, the pain. I did not expect him to spend some days in Sérignan and come back as if nothing happened.

He just does not seem the person to take defeats and pressure lightly. One may call that mentally weak, one may also call it human. He will need time to digest it and I still mean Roland Garros, not Halle.;)

DONADANG
06-12-2007, 12:20 PM
Qureshi is a grasscourt specialist, a rare kind these days.


That's makes 5 of them on the ATP. :)

JBdV
06-12-2007, 12:22 PM
But the way things are this is still disappointing. :(

Sure it's disappointing but it's not the end of the world, if he deserved to win today he would have won. Maybe we have to lower our expectations of him. Let's see what happens in Nottingham now.

*julie*
06-12-2007, 12:33 PM
I was expecting for grass to make him bounce back from his RG loss.

Now the question is what will it take for him to get the confidence back?

I just can't remember his last good performance... :sad:

my0118
06-12-2007, 12:36 PM
I thought it would not easy for him to be scheduled that early morning, considering his loss to Melzer when he played at similar situation.
But it actually happened what I was worried. But you know, it's not all the reasons he lost.
It's not funny anymore, I don't even have any spurring comments for him hoping to do better next time anymore.
I sincerely feel sorry for him, big words of cheering are needed.

linus
06-12-2007, 01:14 PM
kinda hesitated to come here... afraid of reading much "sad/angry" posts :aplot:

well, lets be easy, take care Richie, dont lose yourself, anything else is ok :hug:

Mariana_lcf
06-12-2007, 03:16 PM
wow... maybe i didnt expect him to win Halle but at least go through the first round!!! i kept thinkin maybe he lost, but it sounded kinda stupid how can the number 11 in the world lose his first match in what is supposed to be his favorite surface?!... ughhh im seriously dissapointed, i think im gonna aim REALLY low as far as Gasquet'd matches refer to.... this kid needs psichological help or something

silverwhite
06-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Richard/Oli won 6-3 6-4

Well, at least he'll get some practice on grass before Nottingham.

Puschkin
06-12-2007, 03:54 PM
Richard/Oli won 6-3 6-4

Well, at least he'll get some practice on grass before Nottingham.

I had honestly hoped for that. Trying to get some pleasure out of the doubles and adapt to grass for the rest of the season. Taking into account that both Richard and Olie lost their singles matches today, I do like this result, more than I normally care about doubles. ;)

Schu
06-12-2007, 04:01 PM
Arghhhh! :sad:

I didn't expect a win at Halle but at least past the first round. He REALLY REALLY needed to be able to pull out a tight match to get his confidence back. I am really disappointed but just imagine how sad RIchie must be --trying to get over RG and runs into this. This qualifer is supposed to a grass court specialist - typical Richard luck. I'll be interested to see how far this guy goes in the tournament.

I don't even dare look at the GM messages as all those who think Gasquest is overrated are probably having a ball with this one.

It's going to be a tough road now, hope RIchie has a VERY good sports psychologist because I would guess he needs that more than a coach right now.

Did anyone see the match? Did Richard play well and just ran into someone better today OR was he in panic mode and unable to work through the match? If he played well and just got outplayed today, then that's the way things go BUT if he froze and went into panic mode like in RG - that's another story.

On to Nottingham and Wimbly. It's another "learning experience" HANG TOUGH RICHIE :hug:

tennis lover
06-12-2007, 05:09 PM
nice win in the doubles! :yeah:

lisaplenske
06-12-2007, 06:55 PM
really surprised about the result,then really disappointed then sad.:sad: :sad: :sad:


"Je ne crois pas avoir mal joué"(eurosport.fr)

"Je ne sais pas vraiment ce qui n'a pas fonctionné, a déclaré Gasquet. Il semblait plus à l'aise sur le gazon après avoir participé aux qualifications ce week-end, il a vraiment bien joué et bien servi. Je ne crois pas avoir mal joué, mais je suis très déçu d'être éliminé dès le premier tour, bien sûr."

MariaV
06-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Schu, that's what was posted in the GM thread.

Pakistani qualifier stuns Gasquet

Seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet became the biggest first-round casualty at the ATP tournament in Halle, Germany, on Tuesday when he was shocked by Pakistani qualifier Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
The 27-year-old from Lahore shocked sixth-seed Gasquet in straight sets, knocking out the 20-year-old who is ranked 11th in the world, 293 places higher than Qureshi.

Qureshi was delighted to take out a seeded player in straight sets and after winning the first set on a tie-breaker, he put in a commanding display to take the second 6-4 as the Frenchman struggled to modify his game on grass.

"It's not about winning my first-round match, it's about beating a player ranked just outside the top ten," said Qureshi, who had the advantage of three qualify games over the weekend to get used to playing on grass.

"The hard work for the last 12 years is paying off, I learned a lot last year from some of the mistakes I made and I just kept telling myself I could do it.

"I went out with the clear plan of moving him around and it paid off.

"I had tie-breakers in both sets of my last two qualifying games over the weekend, so when it got to 6-6 in the first-set tie-breaker, I knew I had a good chance.

"Having normally played at Queen's and in Nottingham, I only decided to switch to Halle last year and the move has paid off in only my second appearance.

"I really enjoyed it last year, but I went out in the first round, but I am hoping to stay a lot longer this year."

Qureshi will play the winner of Tuesday's match between German number one Philipp Kohlschreiber and Dutch qualifier Raemon Sluiter.

His beaten opponent, Gasquet, looked stunned by the defeat, but said his Pakistani opponent deserved the win.

"I don't really know what went wrong," said the French number one. :o

"He seemed much happier on grass having played the qualifiers at the weekend, he really played well and served well.

"I got just one break-point, while he got several.

"I don't feel like I played badly, but I am very disappointed to go out of the first round, of course." :shrug: :sad:

In the day's other early games, Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, ranked 53rd in the world, eased into the second round with a 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) win over South African qualifier Wesley Moodie.

Santoro has a tough second-round assignment against fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic.

German qualifier Simon Stadler beat wildcard compatriot Mischa Zverev in straight-sets 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) and will face seventh-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the second round.


http://www.supertennis.co.za/default...upertennis/atp

Schu
06-12-2007, 09:56 PM
Thanks MariaV. Sounds like he didn't have melt down at least.

*Sweet4Richard*
06-13-2007, 01:12 AM
:sad: Richard :help:

Some positives is that he will be more well rested to defend Nottingham, he can focus more on winning the doubles title with Olivier ( :yeah: ), he won't have anything to defend next year, and he's at a career high number 11 in the world.

Pretty shocked he lost and disappointed, but its a match and it could have been worse I guess.

RINKY
06-13-2007, 05:52 AM
I am sorry that I was that confident in him:crying2:

Schu
06-13-2007, 03:54 PM
I am sorry that I was that confident in him:crying2:

Seems it is better to always UNDERESTIMATE how well Richie will do. So with that in mind - here's to just getting past the 1st round in Nottingham, maybe I can be really optmistic and hope for a win in round 2 as well...

But it's hard for me to aim that low for him - still expect at least a semis from him next week and looking at the entry list - a win is certainly possible but just saying that is the kiss of death for him so... 2nd round ;)

Ginevra83
06-14-2007, 10:50 AM
Next week Youzhny will be over Richard in ranking, right?? This is really the worst part of his first roud defeat, expecially for Wimbledon seedind, next monday!!!! I hope that Ljubicic will not do that too:devil:
bye:wavey:

my0118
06-14-2007, 12:02 PM
Next week Youzhny will be over Richard in ranking, right?? This is really the worst part of his first roud defeat, expecially for Wimbledon seedind, next monday!!!! I hope that Ljubicic will not do that too:devil:
bye:wavey:

Ljubicic will be up over richard the next week no matter what. if Berdych defends his points, he's up too. But it's just one week, because he doesn't have any points to defend at wimbledon, so the following week if he defends his title or gains some points, it wouldn't be a total disaster.
his current ranking is not like what he earns himself anyway. he should do much^2389477 better at Wimbledon.

MariaV
06-14-2007, 02:32 PM
Richie and Oli lost to Santoro/Zimonjic 2-6 4-6

silverwhite
06-14-2007, 04:26 PM
As expected :yeah:

my0118
06-16-2007, 01:58 PM
1st round opponent in Nottingham is Vince Spadea.

Ginevra83
06-16-2007, 02:06 PM
I think it is a good possilble drew....if he is ok of course!!!!
It is curious that, from second round to final, Richard could play just with French player!!! I hope so!!
bye bye

JBdV
06-16-2007, 02:16 PM
Well if there's one tournament where he can recover the confidence and self-belief to express his own game again, it should be Nottingham. So let's see what happens, good luck to him.

silverwhite
06-16-2007, 03:06 PM
It's a good draw, but with his form, who knows...

delsa
06-16-2007, 03:14 PM
Just cross your fingers and blow good vibes in Nottingham's direction. That's all we can do.

Ginevra83
06-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Nottingham
Main Draw

[1] GASQUET, Richard vs SPADEA, Vincent
QUALIFIER vs LAPENTTI, Nicolas
QUALIFIER vs GABASHVILI, Teimuraz
JOHANSSON, Thomas vs [8] CLEMENT, Arnaud

[4] BJORKMAN, Jonas vs [WC] BLOOMFIELD, Richard
QUALIFIER vs DELIC, Amer
LEE, Hyung-Taik vs MIRNYI, Max
GINEPRI, Robby vs [6] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri

[7] WAWRINKA, Stanislas vs KARLOVIC, Ivo
SIMON, Gilles vs PAVEL, Andrei
QUALIFIER vs DEL POTRO, Juan Martin
KUNITSYN, Igor vs [3] CALLERI, Agustin

[5] HRBATY, Dominik vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien
[WC] BOGDANOVIC, Alex vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo
[WC] HENMAN, Tim vs RUSSELL, Michael
KENDRICK, Robert vs [2] TURSUNOV, Dmitry

Allez Richard
06-16-2007, 03:46 PM
the drew is great I think and the coolest thing is that Fed is not playing :bounce:
Go Richie we believe in you!!!

silverwhite
06-16-2007, 04:40 PM
BTW, I think this is the first time he's seeded #1, no? :o

Schu
06-16-2007, 08:14 PM
Who is the qualifer that is a potential for the 2nd round? After Halle he has to watch those qualifiers too. Hope Richie has his confidence back. There isn't anyone in this tournament that he can't beat IF he plays with confidence. If not he could loose to anyone.

tennis lover
06-16-2007, 11:55 PM
:bounce: allez the number 1 seed! :banana:

RogiFan88
06-17-2007, 04:43 AM
Richou better get his act together... it's his 21st birthday on June 18 so I want him to start being serious about his tennis... he is lagging behind [altho such a talented guy does take longer to fulfill his promise... like Rogi did!] ;)

Tally ho, RICHOU!

j'adore_richie
06-17-2007, 09:09 AM
If he defends his Nottingham title (or at least finals), then gets even a decent result at Wimby, its the top 10 for Richie!

DONADANG
06-17-2007, 01:40 PM
If he wins Nottingham. It'll be a hat-trick. :)

*Sweet4Richard*
06-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Good Luck Richard :bounce:

Ginevra83
06-17-2007, 06:35 PM
CENTRE COURT - 11:30 AM

James AUCKLAND (GBR)/Stephen HUSS (AUS) vs Eric BUTORAC (USA)/Jamie MURRAY (GBR)
Not Before 1:30 PM
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)


Allez Richard!! Celebrate your 21' Birthday with a win!!!!!:aparty:
:wavey:

Allez Richard
06-17-2007, 06:48 PM
hey, people, I have a suggestion!Lets make something for his birthday!If anyone have a contact with him, we can make cards with wishes and give them to him!Lets make his birthday more beautiful and make him know that he is not alone, like he felt at Roland Garros!

Ayane
06-17-2007, 07:57 PM
hey, people, I have a suggestion!Lets make something for his birthday!If anyone have a contact with him, we can make cards with wishes and give them to him!Lets make his birthday more beautiful and make him know that he is not alone, like he felt at Roland Garros!

Yeah, it could be a great idea ;) !! But who can have a contact with him? That's the question !!

Allez Richard
06-17-2007, 08:04 PM
I dont know!:rolleyes: or if anyone know in which site Richard get in or... I don't know!we must think quickly

Ayane
06-17-2007, 09:12 PM
Ooooooh ok then I see! so .... I can do that ;) if you want!!! So what you and other people want to tell him on this cards for his birthday ???

Allez Richard
06-17-2007, 09:32 PM
I want to wish him a very great birthday!I want him to know that many people are behind him and every moment when he feels alone to think that trehe are so many people who support him and love him not only like a tennis player but also like a personality!I can say that he is a very big part of my life even that he doesnt know :) I'm happy and cry with him!And I know that I'm not the only one!So, Richard, YOU'RE NOT ALONE AND NEVER GONNA BE!WE LOVE YOU!

Suzi
06-17-2007, 09:54 PM
I want to wish gasquet good luck at Nottingham this week, wish i could be there (say it every year :p ) but unfortunatly i dont have no pennies to get me there!!

Good Luck and make it a hatrick :)

Ayane
06-17-2007, 10:11 PM
Aaaah Great wishes that you write ;) :D !!! But it's neccessary to put and send this in an e-cards or something like that?!:confused: (did you have a site for it ...?)

my0118
06-17-2007, 10:27 PM
woooo, I wish Bagdatis won. :o
But it's okay if he defends the title.
Allez richard! :bounce:

Jirku
06-17-2007, 11:02 PM
gluck tomorrow :yeah:

totoro_472
06-18-2007, 01:18 AM
Happy Birthday, Richard!!

he's getting old.

DONADANG
06-18-2007, 03:19 AM
There will be coverage of the Nottingham semi-final & final on Foxsports Australia. Here's hoping he makes an appearance on my TV.

16681
06-18-2007, 06:29 AM
Belated Happy Birthday :aparty: And Allez Richie :)

Allure
06-18-2007, 06:30 AM
Happey 21st birthday Richard! He is getting old.:p ;)

MariaV
06-18-2007, 02:59 PM
6-3 6-4 vs Vincent. :D One down. 4 to go. :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :dance:
Three-peat three-peat! :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :dance:

Rgask
06-18-2007, 03:02 PM
yay...riri...Allezz

Jirku
06-18-2007, 03:03 PM
:woohoo:

my0118
06-18-2007, 03:04 PM
good day for him :yeah:

Puschkin
06-18-2007, 03:04 PM
I am so relieved. 11 aces, and some of them quite fast. :) Yeah, Roland Garros is history. Forward we look.

RINKY
06-18-2007, 03:04 PM
11 aces :eek:
I am really surprised
3 of them are in a row:confused:

Rgask
06-18-2007, 03:06 PM
yeaa..riri boy looks freshhh.....

Ginevra83
06-18-2007, 03:08 PM
The crowd sang Birthday'song for Richard after the match...It was pretty!!!!!
Congratulation Richard!!
:wavey:

silverwhite
06-18-2007, 03:09 PM
I am so relieved. 11 aces, and some of them quite fast. :) Yeah, Roland Garros is history. Forward we look.

The grass in Nottingham must be really quick. :lol:

Claroo
06-18-2007, 03:16 PM
First time I didn't jinx him by saying he would win :tape:
Birthday boy was just too strong :angel: Great job Richie !

lisaplenske
06-18-2007, 04:11 PM
seemed quite comfortable.Congrats.

Allez,the same serious match in the next round.:)

*julie*
06-18-2007, 05:05 PM
I didn't see the match but well done Richie.
I hope he will recover his confidence in this tournament. :)

*Sweet4Richard*
06-18-2007, 06:23 PM
Good Job Richard :) Nice result!

BTW, I think this is the first time he's seeded #1, no?
I believe so. I was thinking about that yesterday and couldn't find any other time when he was seeded 1st at a tournament.

*julie*
06-18-2007, 06:59 PM
From the official website:

Birthday boy Gasquet celebrates in style

Top seed Richard Gasquet celebrated his 21st birthday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win over Vince Spadea of the USA on Monday.

The young Frenchman was presented with a chocolate cake while the crowd sung “happy birthday”.

"I expected a lot of myself in this match and I'm really happy (to have won),” said Gasquet.

“Yes, for sure I was a little bit scared … I had to do a great match … it's not easy to win as Spadea is a great player but I like playing on the (grass) courts here."

Gasquet added: "Of course I want to win another title here (at Nottingham) … if I continue to play like this I can maybe win.”

Asked if it was a special feeling to win on his 21st birthday, he confided: "I didn't want to lose today on my 21st birthday. If I win on Saturday maybe then I can celebrate."

Silver will enjoy this quote.. :lol:

Good luck for next round Richard.

16681
06-18-2007, 07:03 PM
Wonderful Richie :) But I hope the fact that he is seeded #1 doesn't bother him :unsure:

silverwhite
06-18-2007, 07:50 PM
Silver will enjoy this quote.. :lol:

As eloquent as always :help:

tennis lover
06-18-2007, 11:09 PM
well done Richard! :yeah: Hopefully a few more wins will build up his confidence for Wimbledon! :dance:

Allure
06-19-2007, 12:31 AM
Nice win.:)

Puschkin
06-19-2007, 08:08 AM
Silver will enjoy this quote.. :lol:


Not only silver. :devil: I am considering writing him a petition: Dear Richard, please make sure to give your interviews in French only. In French you are analysing well, thoughtful and occasionally your sense of humour comes through. In English it is just :o ;)

williaer
06-19-2007, 10:08 AM
Not only silver. :devil: I am considering writing him a petition: Dear Richard, please make sure to give your interviews in French only. In French you are analysing well, thoughtful and occasionally your sense of humour comes through. In English it is just :o ;)

:p
I kind of agree- but he needs to keep trying to improve! Sometimes he speaks rather well, maybe he's just terrible after matches because he's so tired and can't be bothered trying?

He needs some more cliché phrases to use all the time- the "I play good match. I had to play well, [insert player's name] is a great player so I need to play good match." is getting a teensy bit old :lol:

linus
06-19-2007, 12:28 PM
go on :cool:

delsa
06-19-2007, 02:15 PM
The crowd sang Birthday'song for Richard after the match...It was pretty!!!!!

Oh, really? I hope i'll be able to see that on Youtube or something. So nice! No wonder he likes that tourny. ;)

Ginevra83
06-19-2007, 03:56 PM
WHO IS VACEK:confused: ????
Now, after Halle, I'm a little scary with these qualy-players....

silverwhite
06-19-2007, 04:30 PM
Czech qualifier ;)

Ginevra83
06-19-2007, 07:33 PM
CENTRE COURT
Not Before 1:30 PM
Tim HENMAN (GBR) vs Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Jan VACEJ (CZE)

No joking this time, please!!
Alléz Richard!!!

MariaV
06-19-2007, 07:46 PM
:p
I kind of agree- but he needs to keep trying to improve! Sometimes he speaks rather well, maybe he's just terrible after matches because he's so tired and can't be bothered trying?

He needs some more cliché phrases to use all the time- the "I play good match. I had to play well, [insert player's name] is a great player so I need to play good match." is getting a teensy bit old :lol:

That's exactly what I think is the case with most other players too - they're simply too tired after a match and can you blame them?

OOP for tomorrow:
CENTRE COURT
Not Before 1:30 PM
Tim HENMAN (GBR) vs Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Jan VACEK (CZE)

my0118
06-19-2007, 10:20 PM
is there a livestream? :scratch:

Jirku
06-19-2007, 10:35 PM
destroy him in 2 :worship:

tennis lover
06-19-2007, 11:38 PM
allez! :dance:

Allure
06-20-2007, 07:36 AM
Good luck tomorrow.:)

lisaplenske
06-20-2007, 10:07 AM
is there a livestream? :scratch:

No unfortunetly:sad:

my0118
06-20-2007, 12:04 PM
No unfortunetly:sad:


this time was my chance to see his match.
I better follow a livestream. :o

Ginevra83
06-20-2007, 05:03 PM
6-4 6-0 Great job Richard!!!

silverwhite
06-20-2007, 05:05 PM
8 games in a row :lol:

Clement next :help:

Jirku
06-20-2007, 06:44 PM
great win :yeah:

i hope he beats clement, cause i have coverage for semi's and final

lisaplenske
06-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Allez beat the other french!its YOUR tournament!:devil:

Mariana_lcf
06-20-2007, 07:24 PM
yesss! nice richard!

MariaV
06-20-2007, 09:23 PM
OOP tomorrow:

CENTRE COURT
Matches Start At: 11:30 AM
Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO) vs Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG)
Not Before 1:30 PM
Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) vs Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)

Allure
06-20-2007, 09:55 PM
Clement could be a challenge. Good luck tomorrow.:)

Rgask
06-20-2007, 09:59 PM
allez gasquet...u have to winnnn

*Sweet4Richard*
06-20-2007, 10:11 PM
Great Job!!

Clement will be tough tomorrow. I expect a tough 3 set battle. Allez :yeah:

my0118
06-20-2007, 11:43 PM
yes clement is tricky
but as you said, he should win!

tennis lover
06-21-2007, 12:15 AM
:banana: great win today! :yeah: clement did well last week at Queen's so he's playing well on grass, hopefully Richard can beat him though. :)

Puschkin
06-21-2007, 07:09 AM
:woohoo: 6-0, less than an hour. 80 % first serves, seems as if Vacek was not much of a match. Clément might put in more resistance. But I am confident, good luck, Richard! This is Nottingham. ;)

silverwhite
06-21-2007, 07:15 AM
I put v12.5k each on Bjorkman and Clement. Since neither of them are the favourites, I will not make a loss unless it's a PHM-Richard semi. :yeah:

Mariana_lcf
06-21-2007, 03:45 PM
ay... damn rain!

*julie*
06-21-2007, 05:54 PM
I have found this link on the official website http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp?lindex=1

There is a stream for the center court of Nottingham. All you have to do is register and it's free.

I read that it's not available for people from America and Turkey though.

my0118
06-21-2007, 10:46 PM
ooh thanks!!

MariaV
06-22-2007, 08:34 AM
So what is the forecast for today? OF what I saw it's not good and look at this:
http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp?locCode=EGNO&zipCode=624465887879

Puschkin
06-22-2007, 11:16 AM
An dlooking about further towards Wimbledon:

1. Ulhirach
2. Winner of Mahut/Clément

Have not seen the rest yet, but supposedly Roger's half.

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:26 AM
2nd round loss :dance:

Ginevra83
06-22-2007, 11:30 AM
An dlooking about further towards Wimbledon:

1. Ulhirach
2. Winner of Mahut/Clément

Have not seen the rest yet, but supposedly Roger's half.


Richard is in Roger'half...He could play against Murray then Roddick before Federer...
Not the best draw ever anyway :rolleyes:
:wavey:

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:33 AM
I'm not even looking past the 2nd round :unsure:

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:39 AM
[3] Roddick vs Gimelstob
Udomchoke vs Berlocq
Verdasco vs Reynolds
Seppi vs [31] Hrbaty

[17] Ferrer vs Roitman
Mathieu vs Stepanek
Gicquel vs Hernych
Spadea vs [15] Ljubicic

[12] Gasquet vs Ulihrach
Clement vs Mahut
Baker vs Roger-Vasselin
Becker vs [24] Chela

[25] Moya vs Henman
Goodall vs Lopez
Tsonga vs Benneteau
Lapentti vs [8] Murray

Jirku
06-22-2007, 12:32 PM
4-6 0-2 it's looking bad :(

Ginevra83
06-22-2007, 01:16 PM
I'm so so so sorry and a little angry...He must to win against all the other French player, he is the number one and he must to show that , ALWAYS!!
He lost so many points too... 1765 next week, right?? I think it will be hard to go into TOP10, where he must to be yet!!!
:sad:

Ginevra83
06-22-2007, 01:17 PM
I think it will be hard to go into TOP10

After Wimbledon, sorry

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 01:19 PM
He can only blame himself...

With Gstaad and Toronto points falling off, looks like we'll have to wait another year before he gets another shot at the Top 10. :dance:

Jirku
06-22-2007, 01:20 PM
even the grass season sucks :(

and his wimbledon draw :help:

Puschkin
06-22-2007, 01:49 PM
4-6 0-2 it's looking bad :(

I think it was a tank, not from the start, but with the first set lost. The stats are outright dreadful, not a single return point on Clément's serve. :rolleyes: The Wimby draw is indeed worrying, but Richard's best results in the past often came, when he was not expected to do anything of signifance. So, why not again? ;)

my0118
06-22-2007, 02:12 PM
okay not that surprised anymore.
but I think it's good for wimbledon no matter what his result will be..

Schu
06-22-2007, 03:09 PM
even the grass season sucks :(

and his wimbledon draw :help:

My thoughts EXACTLY :banghead:

Forget Top 10 - By the end of the summer we might be hoping for Top 20 - With Toronto and Gasted points to defend it's not looking good unless he screws his head on fast.

Have no idea what happened in today's match but pretty poor showing for the "#1" French player. Yes it was a change in surface but Clement had to adapt to that as well. I wish I had enough confidence in him to think that he will really be determined to show that he is the best in France and beat Mahut or Clement in R2 (if he makes it there) but it doesn't look promising.

Prove me wrong Richie and play like we all know you can....

Puschkin
06-22-2007, 03:24 PM
My thoughts Have no idea what happened in today's match but pretty poor showing for the "#1" French player.

I don't think Richard ticks like that, I am rather convinced that asserting his position as French Number 1 by playing another Frenchman does NOT give him extra motivation. Quite the contrary. :p Besides, deep down, he knows he is far away of the bunch, even if results don't [always] prove it.

Yes it was a change in surface but Clement had to adapt to that as well.

Richard with all his adaptability and inspite of his all-court game, seems rather structural to me. He was supposed to play on grass, it was indoors hard, not what he had prepared for, he just lacked the routine [and the will] to change.

*julie*
06-22-2007, 05:07 PM
It seems things are not getting better... :sad:

And what a horrible draw! :(

Schu
06-22-2007, 05:46 PM
I don't think Richard ticks like that, I am rather convinced that asserting his position as French Number 1 by playing another Frenchman does NOT give him extra motivation. Quite the contrary. :p Besides, deep down, he knows he is far away of the bunch, even if results don't [always] prove it.

SO true

Richard with all his adaptability and inspite of his all-court game, seems rather structural to me. He was supposed to play on grass, it was indoors hard, not what he had prepared for, he just lacked the routine [and the will] to change.

Think you hit the nail on the head...

lisaplenske
06-22-2007, 06:49 PM
It seems things are not getting better... :sad:

And what a horrible draw! :(

oh oui:sad:

but he will have to be really determined to prove that he can do well on grass,that he knows how to play on that surface.
Allez!:singer:

linus
06-23-2007, 09:36 AM
maybe Richie now needs some extra hands from God besides his own head :aplot:

Bonne Chance :angel:

*Sweet4Richard*
06-23-2007, 07:07 PM
Tough 2nd round match for Richard if he gets there, but he needs to get past the 1st round first.

Allez!! :)

(There's always Edouard ;) )

Schu
06-23-2007, 08:05 PM
maybe Richie now needs some extra hands from God besides his own head :aplot:

Bonne Chance :angel:

He needs :help: from somewhere that's certain. Wonder what REALLY is going on in his head? He knows he has the talent but just can't get it together. Imagine how :banghead: frustrated he must be ...

Allez Richie - surprise us all at Wimbly.

tennis lover
06-24-2007, 12:17 AM
I know I'm late but...:banghead: :(

I am annoyed that he is in Fed's half. This means he'll play his 2nd round on wednesday but I have tickets for court 1 on weds so I won't get to see him. :( he was meant to be in the bottom half so I could go and see him on the outside courts on thursday! :awww: now my only hope of seeing him is that he is playing at the same time as the women's match on court 1 which I don't plan on watching!! ;)

silverwhite
06-24-2007, 04:08 AM
I know I'm late but...:banghead: :(

I am annoyed that he is in Fed's half. This means he'll play his 2nd round on wednesday but I have tickets for court 1 on weds so I won't get to see him. :( he was meant to be in the bottom half so I could go and see him on the outside courts on thursday! :awww: now my only hope of seeing him is that he is playing at the same time as the women's match on court 1 which I don't plan on watching!! ;)

1) He might lose to Ulihrach
2) If he plays Clement/Mahut, it might be big enough a match to be put on Court 1
3) If he gets put on an outside court, you could hope and pray that his match is the last or one of the last because knowing Wimby, there will be rain delays... :tape:
4) Why would you want to watch him lose to Clement/Mahut? :confused:

my0118
06-24-2007, 06:34 AM
don't keep saying he will lose until he actually lose :o
we know he is not in-form currently but we don't have to say in advance.

*julie*
06-24-2007, 09:01 AM
I know I'm late but... :(

I am annoyed that he is in Fed's half. This means he'll play his 2nd round on wednesday but I have tickets for court 1 on weds so I won't get to see him. :( he was meant to be in the bottom half so I could go and see him on the outside courts on thursday! :awww: now my only hope of seeing him is that he is playing at the same time as the women's match on court 1 which I don't plan on watching!! ;)

I hope you'll be more fortunate than I have been at RG. :banghead:

;)

Puschkin
06-24-2007, 09:03 AM
1) He might lose to Ulihrach

Oh, sw, just shut up. :p No, he won't lose to Ulirach. Full stop.

*julie*
06-24-2007, 10:03 AM
Richard was interviewed by radio Europe1 yesterday.

The journalist asked him how does he feels in his head.. Richard replied that he really feels like playing tennis, his head is fine,... his tennis not so well but he will do his best for wimbledon (he said this sentence about 3/4 times within the 5 minutes interview :lol: )
About the match against Clement: Arnaud was better on the crucial points, changing of surface was a bit difficult... So, he's not at the best of his confidence he feels "average" but will try to slacken to make a good result at wimbledon.
About the draw, he hopes to win the first round and then.. against Clément or Mahut, it will be very difficult, but he will still be the favorite.
The funny part was when the journalist talked about Mahut's run at the Queens... Richard answered that Nico is a great player and deserves it, and he hopes to meet him in Wimb... The journalist: "So, you prefer to play him than Clément in the second round?" And Richard said "oh wait, I forgot he is playing Arnaud in the first :o ... Que le meilleur gagne. (= may the better wins ???)."
About the pressure at Roland Garros he said the expectations are less important in Wimb, so he hopes to do well and really wants to enter the top 10.

silverwhite
06-24-2007, 12:54 PM
The funny part was when the journalist talked about Mahut's run at the Queens... Richard answered that Nico is a great player and deserves it, and he hopes to meet him in Wimb...

About the pressure at Roland Garros he said the expectations are less important in Wimb, so he hopes to do well and really wants to enter the top 10.

I remember him saying sometime last year that Mahut deserves to be a Top 20 player. :p

This might explain his results in the past few months. :retard:

Ginevra83
06-24-2007, 04:13 PM
WIMBLEDON 2007
Court 14

12:00 noon Start
1 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Aiko Nakamura (JPN)v. Martina Sucha (SVK)
2 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jan Hajek (CZE)v. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[20
3 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Tiantian Sun (CHN)v. Emilie Loit (FRA)
4 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Richard Gasquet (FRA)[12]v. Bohdan Ulihrach (CZE)


ALLEZ RICHARD!!!!!

tennis lover
06-25-2007, 12:27 AM
1) He might lose to Ulihrach
2) If he plays Clement/Mahut, it might be big enough a match to be put on Court 1
3) If he gets put on an outside court, you could hope and pray that his match is the last or one of the last because knowing Wimby, there will be rain delays... :tape:
4) Why would you want to watch him lose to Clement/Mahut? :confused:
1) this is true but I am hoping it will not be the case and I was just thinking ahead! :p
2) yeah, maybe, my brother and I were discussing it earlier and think it could be, especially if it's against Mahut since he got to the final of Queens so some british people might know who he is! :o although he is on court 14 :tape: tomorrow so I'm not holding out too much hope! ;)
3) this is also true but this would mean that there will be rain delays which I do not want! :p
4) :ras: I just want to watch him play, I've never seen him play live before! and if he wins, it will make it all the better! :dance:

Puschkin
06-25-2007, 06:52 AM
Allez, Richard against Ulihrach, even if the weather forecast does not look too promising.

silverwhite
06-25-2007, 01:24 PM
His match will definitely be pushed to tomorrow...

my0118
06-25-2007, 01:28 PM
:rain:

Puschkin
06-25-2007, 02:32 PM
His match will definitely be pushed to tomorrow...

You never know, three retirements and he has to walk on court.;) Not very likely though. I feel with the players in this situation.

*Sweet4Richard*
06-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Rain :o

Waiting for the OOP to come out on Tuesday to see Richard's new time and court. Allez!!

*Sweet4Richard*
06-25-2007, 10:58 PM
Richard's first round match is now scheduled for Court 5, first on at 12:00 pm.

Allez! :yeah:

tennis lover
06-26-2007, 12:04 AM
I will be working so I won't be able to watch :( but allez! :bounce:

Ome
06-26-2007, 05:02 AM
Win it for Silver, Richard :yeah:

Puschkin
06-26-2007, 06:20 AM
Richard's first round match is now scheduled for Court 5, first on at 12:00 pm.

Yesterday court 5 was NOT televised. :devil: It would be a shame: Besides Richard Karlovic/Santoro is scheduled there and Nalbandian, too.

Ginevra83
06-26-2007, 01:15 PM
Richard 6-3 6-4 and....ALLEZ!!

silverwhite
06-26-2007, 01:43 PM
6-3 6-4 6-4

Last match of the year on grass tomorrow. :dance:

MariaV
06-26-2007, 01:50 PM
6-3 6-4 6-4

Last match of the year on grass tomorrow. :dance:

:nerner: :nerner:
Richie to take out his compatriot tomorrow! ALLEZ!!!! :banana: :bigclap: :yippee:

JBdV
06-26-2007, 01:51 PM
Straightforward scoreline but clearly his first real test will be in the next round...

Puschkin
06-26-2007, 01:56 PM
1) He might lose to Ulihrach

:p :p :p

Ome
06-26-2007, 02:01 PM
Expected scoreline there :yeah:

He'd better be in a great form and pray that Clement/Mahut suddenly lose their magics :lol:

linus
06-26-2007, 02:02 PM
good Richie :cool:

Keep your ears in peace :aplot: focus on match :rocker:

silverwhite
06-26-2007, 02:07 PM
:p :p :p

I said "might". :rolleyes:

He WILL lose to Mahut/Clement. :)

Rgask
06-26-2007, 02:20 PM
no..for me he is winning in the second round.....

MariaV
06-26-2007, 02:23 PM
I said "might". :rolleyes:

He WILL lose to Mahut/Clement. :)

I'll come back to this statement tomorrow! :p

Puschkin
06-26-2007, 02:50 PM
He'd better be in a great form and pray that Clement/Mahut suddenly lose their magics :lol:

or exhaust themselves on their way to round 2.;)

my0118
06-26-2007, 03:07 PM
I'm just hoping his match to be televised. :o

silverwhite
06-26-2007, 03:44 PM
It'll be Mahut he's going to lose to. Thank goodness, because I don't like Clement. :)

lisaplenske
06-26-2007, 04:26 PM
tomorrow will be a very important match for richard,very hard for sure but if he manages to get through,this could be "a turning point" for him in this tournament of course but also in his season.

Solets hope he will have a revelation this night and play tremendously well tomorrow.Giving his best tennis.

Allez!

Schu
06-26-2007, 04:38 PM
It'll be Mahut he's going to lose to. Thank goodness, because I don't like Clement. :)

Always nice to have someone bring us optimistic fans down to earth... Richard better not be thinking the way you are.

I'll be traveling on an airplane all day tomorrow (for work, not fun) so even if he does get on one of the TV courts, I'll miss it. Hope I'm not happy that I did miss it but at the risk of sounding too much like another realist in this fourm, I probably will be glad not to have seen it.

ALLEZ RICHIE - Win this one for Silver!

Puschkin
06-26-2007, 08:34 PM
Seems as if the Nottingham title brings with it a first round loss in Wimby. ;)

*julie*
06-26-2007, 08:53 PM
6-3 6-4 6-4

Last match of the year on grass tomorrow. :dance:

I said "might". :rolleyes:

He WILL lose to Mahut/Clement. :)

It'll be Mahut he's going to lose to. Thank goodness, because I don't like Clement. :)

You seem so much convinced that you will be disappointed if he gets through. :p

Btw, Good luck Richie! :)

Puschkin
06-26-2007, 10:13 PM
Richard is schduled as the second match on court 18. This is a televised court. :D

*julie*
06-26-2007, 10:21 PM
Richard is schduled as the second match on court 18. This is a televised court. :D

Not for me. The tournament is broadcast by canal + here and it is the only tennis tournament they show in the year.

And of course they bought the exclusivity. :rolleyes: So there is no other options to see the matches. :mad:

silverwhite
06-26-2007, 10:34 PM
Doesn't matter. Don't want to see him lose. :tape:

*julie*
06-26-2007, 10:43 PM
Audio interviews here (french) : http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2007/

( Nico wants a revenge cos the 1st round loss in RG hurted him a lot... He is looking forward to being on the court :unsure: )