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Allure
08-11-2007, 02:24 AM
i think he'll be ok if he can get past hewitt. djokovic is really good, but i really think richard can beat him. but only if he plays his best.

which considering he just lost to verdasco. :sad:

:haha: Richie is more talented but right now he is not ready yet (physically and mentally). And no he won't play the match of his life at Cincy. Maybe at the US Open he'll do something big. :)

Schu
08-11-2007, 04:07 AM
Richard COULD beat Hewitt, but will he? Slim chance. Don't think he can play 2 "matches of his life" in 2 months. I think these first round byes are really not an advantage for Richie. He needs to get match tough and build up his confidence but now it looks like he will have played exactly 2 singles matches since Gastad - not great prepration for the U.S. Open.

Well on the bright side, no more first round byes for a while. And he won't have many hardcourt points to defend NEXT summer. And he does seem to play better when no one expects too much of him.

Forgive my negative attitude but it's been a bad day at work and then tonight my home NFL football team just lost it's second straight preseason game and they were picked to make it to the Super Bowl. Sounds like Richie, only this is just preseason football, Richie is in the real thing.

I'd love for Richard to take revenge for last year's U.S. Open but I'm not holding my breath on that one.

my0118
08-11-2007, 10:11 AM
Richard COULD beat Hewitt, but will he? Slim chance. Don't think he can play 2 "matches of his life" in 2 months. I think these first round byes are really not an advantage for Richie. He needs to get match tough and build up his confidence but now it looks like he will have played exactly 2 singles matches since Gastad - not great prepration for the U.S. Open.

Well on the bright side, no more first round byes for a while. And he won't have many hardcourt points to defend NEXT summer. And he does seem to play better when no one expects too much of him.

Forgive my negative attitude but it's been a bad day at work and then tonight my home NFL football team just lost it's second straight preseason game and they were picked to make it to the Super Bowl. Sounds like Richie, only this is just preseason football, Richie is in the real thing.

I'd love for Richard to take revenge for last year's U.S. Open but I'm not holding my breath on that one.

you were one of the optimistic fans on this board. :lol:
by the way I'm sorry to hear that your home team lost. :hug:

richie21
08-11-2007, 11:17 AM
i think he'll be ok if he can get past hewitt. djokovic is really good, but i really think richard can beat him. but only if he plays his best.

which considering he just lost to verdasco. :sad:

Only if Djokovic plays like a djoke.
This year,Djokovic is playing much much better than him so don t dream a lot.
Anyway Richard will have first to beat Hewitt(probably).....and i just can t see him doing that with the way he is playing right now.
haha im sorry but richie is toast:) i hate being so pessimistic cuz im usually really optimistic but the draw is just terrible for richard, shame... if he decides to fight ala wimbledon, then maybe he can do something about the draw, but if he's as passive as in montreal then he's gone in the first round

if you think about it,his draw at Wimbledon was not very hard to say the least:apart Roddick(who is far from being one of the top players nowadays as Djokovic showed it yesterday) against who he struggled no end to win, which really good player did he beat??

Alyz
08-11-2007, 11:40 AM
A tough draw :sobbing: I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose the first match either. Let's hope his game will be "on" next week.

richie21
08-11-2007, 11:57 AM
A tough draw :sobbing: I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose the first match either. Let's hope his game will be "on" next week.

His game was already "on" this week.....according to Richard himself and Deblicker ;)

Alyz
08-11-2007, 12:10 PM
His game was already "on" this week.....according to Richard himself and Deblicker ;)

Well, let's hope it will be on enough to actually win this time :rolls:

eck
08-11-2007, 01:07 PM
I think it will be too much to ask for him to beat Lleyton, only because of the fact that he loves to stay 20km behind the baseline

my0118
08-11-2007, 01:48 PM
I think it will be too much to ask for him to beat Lleyton, only because of the fact that he loves to stay 20km behind the baseline

Hey, long time no see :p
Hopefully next week Henin's victory makes up for Gasquet staying 20km behind the baseline. :p :o

Schu
08-11-2007, 01:51 PM
His game was already "on" this week.....according to Richard himself and Deblicker ;)

Maybe his game was "on" but his head sure wasn't.

linus
08-11-2007, 01:58 PM
Richie :hug: just can say Allez :angel:

Mariana_lcf
08-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Only if Djokovic plays like a djoke.
This year,Djokovic is playing much much better than him so don t dream a lot.
Anyway Richard will have first to beat Hewitt(probably).....and i just can t see him doing that with the way he is playing right now.


if you think about it,his draw at Wimbledon was not very hard to say the least:apart Roddick(who is far from being one of the top players nowadays as Djokovic showed it yesterday) against who he struggled no end to win, which really good player did he beat??

i dont mean him getting to the SF, but the QF against roddick, being two sets and break down, and then coming back to win the match. just is overall performance in the final 3 sets in that match were great, if he can fight like that in cincy then great, although its obviously against the odds, bcz richard has apparently decided to play passively

Puschkin
08-11-2007, 06:24 PM
if you think about it,his draw at Wimbledon was not very hard to say the least:apart Roddick(who is far from being one of the top players nowadays as Djokovic showed it yesterday) against who he struggled no end to win, which really good player did he beat??

Mahut was in good form at that time, just having played an excellent Queens, having beaten Nadal on the way and some of you predicted Richard's exit, Tsonga was not in bad form either....besides the draw is what it is, when it is hard and also when it is (seemingly) easy.....

i dont mean him getting to the SF, but the QF against roddick, being two sets and break down, and then coming back to win the match. ...

Exactly, that was a first for Richard and an important step for him. It did not imply, however, that he would win all the time from that match onwards.....

my0118
08-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Exactly, that was a first for Richard and an important step for him. It did not imply, however, that he would win all the time from that match onwards.....

It did not imply, however, that he would lose all the time from that match he should've won backwards....:p

Puschkin
08-11-2007, 07:06 PM
It did not imply, however, that he would lose all the time from that match he should've won backwards....:p

he did not lose all the time. He won two matches in Gstaad, where he obviously was not 100% motivated and now to Verdasco.

The more I read some of the posts here (not necessarily yours) the more I appreciate Richard's attitude: yes it was a match, he should have won, but life goes on.

And yes, Djokovic is more successful on court, speaks better English and is much more extroverted and fun, if that appeals to someone. It does not at all appeal to me. :p

my0118
08-11-2007, 07:15 PM
he did not lose all the time. He won two matches in Gstaad, where he obviously was not 100% motivated and now to Verdasco.

The more I read some of the posts here (not necessarily yours) the more I appreciate Richard's attitude: yes it was a match, he should have won, but life goes on.

And yes, Djokovic is more successful on court, speaks better English and is much more extroverted and fun, if that appeals to someone. It does not at all appeal to me. :p

Woohoo, yes, in Gstaad, he didn't lost two matches. That's why I mentioned the match "he should've won". However, I think it would've been a wise decision if he hadn't played there.
And I know you're an ultimate optimistic fan from all around. The nickname I made for fun was perfect :angel:
Djokovic is fun when it comes to his personality, but he doesn't appeal me, either. :p

Allure
08-11-2007, 07:34 PM
I think Djokovic is annoying and he think he's so cool/funny. :tape: And his face is weird. :o

my0118
08-11-2007, 07:55 PM
I think Djokovic is annoying and he think he's so cool/funny. :tape: And his face is weird. :o

haha, his face is too long while the width of his face is too narrow.

Allure
08-11-2007, 07:57 PM
Yeah. Same with Jankovic. They look like horses. :o Ana Ivanovic is pretty though.

my0118
08-11-2007, 08:02 PM
Yeah. Same with Jankovic. They look like horses. :o Ana Ivanovic is pretty though.

:haha:
Well I think Ana is attractive but I don't see she's that much pretty. :o

*Sweet4Richard*
08-11-2007, 08:59 PM
Allez Richie in Cincy! :woohoo:

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 01:14 AM
so i just watched the djokovic-nadal match and...iffff gasquet gets past hewitt, there is no way gasquet can win djokovic playing like he did against nadal, unless he's on (which he wont)... what a suckie draw!!!

silverwhite
08-12-2007, 01:43 AM
so i just watched the djokovic-nadal match and...iffff gasquet gets past hewitt, there is no way gasquet can win djokovic playing like he did against nadal, unless he's on (which he wont)... what a suckie draw!!!

I'll thank the heavens if he even gets to Djokovic.

silverwhite
08-12-2007, 01:44 AM
1. BRYAN, B (USA)/BRYAN, M (USA) bye
BHUPATHI, M (IND)/MURRAY, J (GBR) vs MONACO, J (ARG)/PERRY, T (AUS)
BERDYCH, T (CZE)/KIEFER, N (GER) vs GONZALEZ, F (CHI)/LJUBICIC, I (CRO)
8. ASPELIN, S (SWE)/KNOWLE, J (AUT) bye

4. DAMM, M (CZE)/PAES, L (IND) bye
CANAS, G (ARG)/GARCIA, M (ARG) vs BENNETEAU, J (FRA)/CLEMENT, A (FRA)
PAVEL, A (ROU)/WASKE, A (GER) vs WC DELIC, A (USA)/ISNER, J (USA)
5. HANLEY, P (AUS)/ULLYETT, K (ZIM) bye

7. DLOUHY, L (CZE)/VIZNER, P (CZE) bye
GASQUET, R (FRA)/NADAL, R (ESP) vs TURSUNOV, D (RUS)/WASSEN, R (NED)
CERMAK, F (CZE)/NIEMINEN, J (FIN) vs FYRSTENBERG, M (POL)/MATKOWSKI, M (POL)
3. KNOWLES, M (BAH)/NESTOR, D (CAN) bye

6. ERLICH, J (ISR)/RAM, A (ISR) bye
ALMAGRO, N (ESP)/FERRER, D (ESP) vs MELZER, J (AUT)/ROBREDO, T (ESP)
WC BUTORAC, E (USA)/QUERREY, S (USA) vs DJOKOVIC, N (SRB)/ZIMONJIC, N (SRB)
2. BJORKMAN, J (SWE)/MIRNYI, M (BLR)

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 02:22 AM
haha yea getting past hewitt will be difficult enough. the doubles draw is not so tragic though

Allure
08-12-2007, 02:29 AM
Maybe Djokovic will be tired from playing in the finals. ;)

my0118
08-12-2007, 02:37 AM
Maybe Djokovic will be tired from playing in the finals. ;)

Didn't you see back to back IW-Miami? :p

Allure
08-12-2007, 02:41 AM
Well one can dream can't they? :o

my0118
08-12-2007, 02:46 AM
Well, I just saw the highlights.
I think Djokovic is a better player on hardcourts, on the other hand Nadal is a better player on clay.
They are both extremely strong mentally. I'm now more interested in their rivalry. :eek:

Allure
08-12-2007, 03:07 AM
From the match today, Djokovic has more variety than Nadal. His serve is very good. Good volleys and great fh. Hits the right shots, incredibly smart on the court. Nadal looks like a lost cow there only knowing how to run around and play defensively. Trust me big diff between them. :o

my0118
08-12-2007, 03:16 AM
From the match today, Djokovic has more variety than Nadal. His serve is very good. Good volleys and great fh. Hits the right shots, incredibly smart on the court. Nadal looks like a lost cow there only knowing how to run around and play defensively. Trust me big diff between them. :o

Yeah I agree Djokovic has better tactics and games than Nadal. But when I watched their match on clay, Nadal was clearly better even though Djokovic kept fighting. Nadal playing defensively on Hardcourt is not suprising :shrug:

Allure
08-12-2007, 03:20 AM
Yeah I agree Djokovic has better tactics and games than Nadal. But when I watched their match, Nadal was clearly better even though Djokovic kept fighting. Nadal playing defensively on Hardcourt is not suprising :shrug:

Watch the whole match. The better player was no doubt Djokovic and Nadal kept fighting :p

my0118
08-12-2007, 03:22 AM
Watch the whole match. The better player was no doubt Djokovic and Nadal kept fighting :p

sorry :o I mean on clay, not on hardcourt. I edited. :p
I agree Djokovic is better on hardcourt. :p

richie21
08-12-2007, 11:03 AM
He won't beat Hewitt,let alone Djokovic.

Richa®d^Fan
08-12-2007, 11:09 AM
He won't beat Hewitt,let alone Djokovic.

do you really think like that?... :ignore:

richie21
08-12-2007, 02:05 PM
do you really think like that?... :ignore:

on his current level,yes.

silverwhite
08-12-2007, 02:28 PM
on his current level,yes.

I agree

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 02:42 PM
sadly me too:sad:

JBdV
08-12-2007, 02:53 PM
What if the Stan the Man causes the upset???

Alyz
08-12-2007, 03:14 PM
I think Hewitt would be a tough opponent even if Richard could play well through the whole match :scratch:

If Wawrinka could beat Hewitt, he might beat Richard too :p

*Sweet4Richard*
08-12-2007, 03:35 PM
Even if Richard does lose early (which I hope won't happen), he's getting in some much needed extra match play in with doubles.

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 03:39 PM
Q. Are you playing doubles in Cincinnati?
RAFAEL NADAL: Maybe. Maybe, I think. I think, yes. We'll discuss it.

u HAVE to play nadal, richard needs the practice!

Allure
08-12-2007, 05:03 PM
All he needs is to win his first match and he'll gain pts at Cincy. Think positively. :worship:

zimzim
08-12-2007, 08:24 PM
Allez Richie! Let's kick butts in Cincy!

richie21
08-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Q. Are you playing doubles in Cincinnati?
RAFAEL NADAL: Maybe. Maybe, I think. I think, yes. We'll discuss it.

u HAVE to play nadal, richard needs the practice!

who cares about the doubles??? :o

Richard needs to win in simple

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 09:00 PM
yea he needs to win, but he wont, so if he wants to do well in the us open (hopefully with a better draw) then yea he needs practice. if he gets past hewitt no way he's getting past djokovic

Puschkin
08-12-2007, 09:02 PM
yea he needs to win, but he wont, so if he wants do to well in the us open (hopefully with a better draw) then yea he needs practice. if he gets past hewitt no way he's getting past djokovic

What are you going to do, if he does? ;)

Mariana_lcf
08-12-2007, 09:07 PM
hahaha pinch myself to see if what im seeing is real! we all know he's got the talent, but for some reason he's unable to show it in all his matches (most)

Suzi
08-13-2007, 10:18 PM
Win your match PLEASE richie :)

ALLEZ

Allure
08-13-2007, 10:35 PM
Richard is playing doubles. :bounce:

tennis lover
08-13-2007, 10:40 PM
Richard is playing doubles. :bounce:
I thought you don't like him playing doubles?! :scratch: :p

They play fourth on Court 3 tomorrow, not starting before 3.30pm. :dance:

Allure
08-13-2007, 11:57 PM
Well since he's playing with Nadal I'm excited. And I trust him to pull out if he feels too tired to play. (like Nadal and Hewitt did)

my0118
08-14-2007, 01:30 AM
COURT 3 start 11:00 am

[Q] F Lopez (ESP) vs J Monaco (ARG)
A Clement (FRA) vs P Mathieu (FRA)
[Q] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [15] G Canas (ARG)

Not Before 3:30 PM
R Gasquet (FRA) / R Nadal (ESP) vs D Tursunov (RUS) / R Wassen (NED)

*Sweet4Richard*
08-14-2007, 01:59 AM
Good Luck Richard :)

EternalxJourney
08-14-2007, 02:03 AM
allez richard! vamos rafa!

Schu
08-14-2007, 05:53 PM
Hewitt and Wawrinka, 5 all in the 3rd. Hewitt is looking very defensive and making lots of mistakes - sounds familar. GO down to a looong tiebreak and wear each other out.

Schu
08-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Richie will play Hewitt tomorrow. Hewitt pulled out the tie break in the third. Hewitt had almost twice as many UE as winners and actually lost more total points but as usual played the important points better. I only saw the last set and was not impressed with Hewitt's play at all. But then the most impressive part of Hewitt's game is what you can't see - it's in his head. Maybe Hewitt's intensity will bring out the fire in Gasquet. Richard can beat Hewitt if he plays just half as well as against Roddick and shows up with the right attitude.

ALLEZ RICHIE!(and don't shave yet - you look really :fiery: with the stubble).

Puschkin
08-14-2007, 06:26 PM
Richie will play Hewitt tomorrow. Hewitt pulled out the tie break in the third. Hewitt had almost twice as many UE as winners and actually lost more total points but as usual played the important points better. I only saw the last set and was not impressed with Hewitt's play at all.

Same thoughts over here, but I am hardly ever impressed with Hewitt's game. ;) Allez, Richard, revenge time. :devil:

Allure
08-14-2007, 06:29 PM
I saw the ATPMastersseries interview and Richard was not confident against Hewitt. ''I know it will be hard. He is the favorite.'' :o

Puschkin
08-14-2007, 06:35 PM
I saw the ATPMastersseries interview and Richard was not confident against Hewitt. ''I know it will be hard. He is the favorite.'' :o

He always says that, like a disk or a computer programme. :p I don't take his English interviews serious anymore.

EternalxJourney
08-14-2007, 07:06 PM
Richie will play Hewitt tomorrow. Hewitt pulled out the tie break in the third. Hewitt had almost twice as many UE as winners and actually lost more total points but as usual played the important points better. I only saw the last set and was not impressed with Hewitt's play at all. But then the most impressive part of Hewitt's game is what you can't see - it's in his head. Maybe Hewitt's intensity will bring out the fire in Gasquet. Richard can beat Hewitt if he plays just half as well as against Roddick and shows up with the right attitude.

ALLEZ RICHIE!(and don't shave yet - you look really :fiery: with the stubble).

he has a stubble? :eek: :D

Mariana_lcf
08-14-2007, 07:35 PM
hewitt was making too many errors, hopefully he will repeat that tomorrow:) i can actually see a small window of possibility that richard can actually beat hewitt

Allure
08-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Puschkin said that it was reported Gasquet has blisters. Hope it's not too serious. :sad:

Schu
08-14-2007, 07:42 PM
he has a stubble? :eek: :D

Oh Yea! :drool: Check out the ATP MAsterSeries TV link, posted earlier today in the videos thread. And you can also hear his "c'est la vive" attitude (did I write/say that correctly??) about the Vredasco match and how he is briming with confidence for his match with Hewitt :rolleyes:

Schu
08-14-2007, 07:44 PM
Puschkin said that it was reported Gasquet has blisters. Hope it's not too serious. :sad:

Again. HOw can he have blisters? he has hardly played!

Puschkin
08-14-2007, 07:49 PM
Quote: hiya!

j'ai vu la session de practique de Gasquet ce matin. Il y a une probleme avec un calus ou une ampoule sur votre main droite encore, peut-etre.....mais il ne va pas jouer a demain, je pense, donc....rest well!!!! Mais parce que ca, Gasquet a semble un peu "disappointed et annoyed" apres la session

pardonnez moi, mon francais est tres mauvais.....

Source: http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1655&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60

no guarantee for its reliability.

tennis lover
08-14-2007, 08:40 PM
on the Cincinnati website it has replaced them with Hrbaty/Mathieu as alternates in the results section so it looks like they have pulled out of the doubles. :sad: If it is blisters I hope they get better soon! :awww:

EDIT: it's up on the scoreboard now too. :awww:

Puschkin
08-14-2007, 10:12 PM
on the Cincinnati website it has replaced them with Hrbaty/Mathieu as alternates in the results section so it looks like they have pulled out of the doubles. :sad: If it is blisters I hope they get better soon! :awww:

I try to find out the offcial reason for the withdrawal, but no luck so far. Was it Richard or NAdal? :confused:

my0118
08-14-2007, 11:47 PM
CENTER start 11:00 am

L Hewitt (AUS) vs [8] R Gasquet (FRA)

Not Before 1:00 PM
J Monaco (ARG) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
N Kiefer (GER) vs [9] J Blake (USA)

Starting at 7:30 PM
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs [Q] J Benneteau (FRA)
A Pavel (ROU) / A Waske (GER) or [WC] A Delic (USA) / J Isner (USA) vs [5] P Hanley (AUS) / K Ullyett (ZIM)

tennis lover
08-14-2007, 11:49 PM
I try to find out the offcial reason for the withdrawal, but no luck so far. Was it Richard or NAdal? :confused:
I've got no idea, it's pretty hard to find out doubles information! :o It could have been because Rafa has been having knee problems, maybe he didn't want to risk it getting worse in doubles or wanted an extra day to rest it? :shrug:

silverwhite
08-15-2007, 06:39 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/422/mdd.pdf

It says "Gasquet - hand" at the bottom...

my0118
08-15-2007, 06:43 AM
Is that a same thing he had before?

Claroo
08-15-2007, 08:37 AM
Is that a same thing he had before?

Yeah, he has blisters again. Acording to L'Equipe, the doctor told him he could try to play his match, but he had to be careful not to have another blister under the first one.

Rafas_grl
08-15-2007, 08:54 AM
Those darn blisters again.. i think he made the right decision so he can concetrate more on his match today. although i was so looking forward to seeing the doubles match..:sad:
Lleyton is not exactly in shape so Rich has a lot of chances!!

linus
08-15-2007, 02:03 PM
:tape:

close to be a joke when AMS is so hot now :unsure:

Richie, should take care of yourself better :hug:

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:19 PM
Richard just hit a winner around the netpost off a dropshot! :worship: He had such a cute grin on his face afterwards! :D

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:22 PM
But he got broken
I'm firmly convinced that richie21 was right.
His forehand should be improved. :o

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:29 PM
he's having trouble with his serve, from holding to love in the first game, to getting broken in the third one, to probably getting broken again right now... hahaha geeez...to for pride richard!!!

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Eric is wearing orange, it kind of blends with his skin tone! :tape:

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Broken!

Puschkin
08-15-2007, 03:31 PM
Richard just hit a winner around the netpost off a dropshot! :worship: He had such a cute grin on his face afterwards! :D

but apart from that it is rather dreadful. :o

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:31 PM
but apart from that it is rather dreadful. :o
it is indeed. :(

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:33 PM
where r u watchin the match??

Allure
08-15-2007, 03:35 PM
sopcast

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:35 PM
You know what? He plays 231892375023489574389 km behind the baseline, let alone makes a lot of unforced errors.

Truc
08-15-2007, 03:37 PM
But he isn't trying either. The problem isn't his game and his tactics, but the attitude so far.

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:39 PM
But he isn't trying either. The problem isn't his game and his tactics, but the attitude so far.

Yeah He looks like 'I'm not gonna win anyway'.

Puschkin
08-15-2007, 03:39 PM
That set was by far the worst I have seen for a long time.

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:40 PM
:haha: Gonzalez also lost the set at the same time.

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:40 PM
wow i knew it was a long shot for richard to win hewitt, but his attitude is really dissapointing, he's not gonna get anywhere like that

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:41 PM
:help:

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:44 PM
:lol: Richard just had words with the umpire. He wants the trainer. :awww:

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:44 PM
he's probably gonna retire

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:45 PM
or just tank. :shrug:

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 03:48 PM
i just dont see him comin back to winnin this AT ALL...:wavey: gasquet hahah
:sad:

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:49 PM
starting to make errors from backhand as well.

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 03:51 PM
*sigh*

Alyz
08-15-2007, 03:51 PM
So far this match has not been nice to watch at all :o Nothing's really working for Richard.

my0118
08-15-2007, 03:55 PM
:haha: Mathieu is watching.

Alyz
08-15-2007, 04:00 PM
That blister on Richard's hand looked rather painful.

Mathieu didn't look very happy there :lol:

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 04:02 PM
gasquet just retired

Puschkin
08-15-2007, 04:02 PM
retired, finally! Probably he should not have played from the beginning.

tennis lover
08-15-2007, 04:03 PM
He retired. :sad: Rest up and be back on form for the US Open Richard! :bounce:

Alyz
08-15-2007, 04:04 PM
Aww well retiring was probably the best decision... Poor lad :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 04:06 PM
:sad: im really hoping that after 2 terrible tournaments (ok so cincy was bcz of injury) he will at least do something in the us open

Schu
08-15-2007, 04:13 PM
:haha: Mathieu is watching.

:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: He just retired!

You could tell that his hand was killing him almost from the start. But for the amazing shot around the netpost in the second game (and the MOST adorable grin right after the shot) he was hurting and you could see it on his face.

I know Richie will get blasted by many who question his attitude/fight but if you have ever tried to play with a blister right in the middle of your hand it is almost impossible to grip the racket, and if you can't grip a racket no matter how hard you try, your shots are not going to work. I just wonder why does he keep getting blisters in the same place????

The worst part is he has had basically NO preparation for the U.S. Open so I don't see him even defending his 4th round points at U. S. Open. Richard might be lucky to see Top 20 after USO. Oh well, pressure is gone and that's means NEXT summer he won't have many points to defend. It's too bad that he couldn't build on the high from Wimbledon.

We love ya Richie :hug:! Stay positive!

BTW - I have no idea how I got the quote form my0118 in my reply - didn't mean to do that.

linus
08-15-2007, 04:15 PM
:tears: poor Richie :hug:

Poor guy :awww:

Allure
08-15-2007, 04:20 PM
I had a feeling he would retire. Somehow I feel better that he retired than if he had lost. At least we know it's a physical thing and not because he didn't want to try. Hopefully his wound will heal by the US Open because he can't keep affording to slip down the rankings.

silverwhite
08-15-2007, 04:23 PM
Shouldn't have played in the first place :shrug:

my0118
08-15-2007, 04:27 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: He just retired!

BTW - I have no idea how I got the quote form my0118 in my reply - didn't mean to do that.

:lol: Yeah I thought you had something to tell me.
Like you said, it would be tough. No luck for Richard!!
But why didn't he even roll a bandage or something on his hand in the first place? It looked really painful.

my0118
08-15-2007, 04:30 PM
I had a feeling he would retire. Somehow I feel better that he retired than if he had lost. At least we know it's a physical thing and not becuase he didn't want to try. Hopefully his wound will heal by the US Open because he can't keep affording to slip down the rankings.

Yeah but he looked no willing to win the match.
Maybe after that amazing shot, the blister got worse.

Allure
08-15-2007, 04:43 PM
Maybe. I was watching on Star Sports and the commentators said, ''If I was playing I wouldn't use [the blister] as an excuse. I would put it all behind me and just play my best'' or something to that effect. I think when Richard is bothered by something his whole attitude goes down. He needs to learn to not let things bother him, be more mentally/emotionally strong.

Rory
08-15-2007, 04:45 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: He just retired!

You could tell that his hand was killing him almost from the start. But for the amazing shot around the netpost in the second game (and the MOST adorable grin right after the shot) he was hurting and you could see it on his face.

I know Richie will get blasted by many who question his attitude/fight but if you have ever tried to play with a blister right in the middle of your hand it is almost impossible to grip the racket, and if you can't grip a racket no matter how hard you try, your shots are not going to work. I just wonder why does he keep getting blisters in the same place????


Maybe it has something to do with the way he grips the racket?


That net post shot was awesome..too bad about the rest of the match though.

Mariana_lcf
08-15-2007, 04:48 PM
ohh i didnt see it:sad:

Puschkin
08-15-2007, 04:51 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: He just retired!

You could tell that his hand was killing him almost from the start. But for the amazing shot around the netpost in the second game (and the MOST adorable grin right after the shot) he was hurting and you could see it on his face.

I saw that too. It was a stange mixture of pride, pain and :p.

my0118
08-15-2007, 04:58 PM
Maybe. I was watching on Star Sports and the commentators said, ''If I was playing I wouldn't use [the blister] as an excuse. I would put it all behind me and just play my best'' or something to that effect. I think when Richard is bothered by something his whole attitude goes down. He needs to learn to not let things bother him, be more mentally/emotionally strong.

Yeah I heard that, but I'm trying to understand him.
But whether he got a blister or not, we could tell he was not even trying, which is disappointing.
BTW that commentator is a spartan tennis fan :lol: but I agree his comments.
I think he should've w/o already.

Schu
08-15-2007, 05:05 PM
Maybe. I was watching on Star Sports and the commentators said, ''If I was playing I wouldn't use [the blister] as an excuse. I would put it all behind me and just play my best'' or something to that effect. I think when Richard is bothered by something his whole attitude goes down. He needs to learn to not let things bother him, be more mentally/emotionally strong.

Whenever I hear about players bothered by blisters, I always think - what a wuss. But them I remember how painful some blisters can be. Depending on where the blister is it can be practically impossible to play.

Having said that I do agree that Richie seems to let EVERY LITTLE thing bother his play and thorws in the towel too quickly.

MariaV
08-15-2007, 05:05 PM
Oh yeah. :sad:
Maybe he doesn't feel comfortable playing with the bandage & stuff on the blister so he wanted to try and start the match without. But it got sooooo bad, and yes believe me it's really really painful with a blister like this. :(
I have extremely delicate skin (a clinical symtom for me), maybe he has very delicate skin too. :awww:
And of course we still love ya! :hug: :hug:

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:06 PM
Yeah I heard that, but I'm trying to understand him.
But whether he got a blister or not, we could tell he was not even trying, which is disappointing.
BTW that commentator is a spartan tennis fan :lol: but I agree his comments.
I think he should've w/o already.

How do you know he is a spartan tennis fan? He seems to love Gasquet's flair and shotmaking though. ;)

Yeah I hate his lethargic/hopeless attitude. He needs to be more of a fighter but still keep his ballet tennis. :p

Puschkin
08-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Oh yeah. :sad:
Maybe he doesn't feel comfortable playing with the bandage & stuff on the blister so he wanted to try and start the match without. But it got sooooo bad, and yes believe me it's really really painful with a blister like this. :(

If I remember correctly, Marat had some blister problems, too, a couple of years ago, but seems to have sorted this out since then. Maybe Richard should get his advice. ;)

JBdV
08-15-2007, 05:11 PM
:sad: Get well in time for the USO Richie.

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:12 PM
How do you he is a spartan tennis fan? He seems to love Gasquet's flair and shotmaking though. ;)

Yeah I hate his lethargic/hopeless attitude. He needs to be more a fighter but still keep his ballet tennis. :p

Well he might love Richard's beautiful tennis (who wouldn't?), but when I'm hearing about his comments, I have a feeling he loves players to fight till the end. ;)

maybe I shouldn't hope highly. When I had nothing to expect about him at Wimby, he made Semis. But now, I hoped he did well on hardcourts, it went just awful.

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Maybe he shouldn't play with a wooden joystick. ;)

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:13 PM
Well he might love Richard's beautiful tennis (who wouldn't?), but when I'm hearing about his comments, I have a feeling he loves players to fight till the end. ;)

maybe I shouldn't hope highly. When I had nothing to expect about him at Wimby, he made Semis. But now, I hoped he did well on hardcourts, it went just awful.

Yeah when we don't expect anything of him, he surprises us. But when we think he'll do well, well...you know. He's so up and down and it's one of the things that comes with being a Gasquet fan. ;)

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:16 PM
But you know what? still has a hope for going to Shanghai :haha: :help:
What jokers from the seeders. Today Gonzalez, Ljubicic all are knocked out.

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:26 PM
Ljubicic too? WTF is happening with him. He used to be at the top of the rankings. :o

Mia I'll pay you $100 if he makes it to Shanghai. I probably have a better chance of going there. :haha:

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:30 PM
:haha: Shit! This was the only chance to get to see him.
Maybe if we bury our hope into the core of the Earth, he could do the same thing as he did at Wimby or even better!

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:34 PM
Let's sell our souls to the devil in exchange for a GS for Richard. :devil:

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:36 PM
:lol: I love Richard, but I love me more :o

MariaV
08-15-2007, 05:38 PM
If I remember correctly, Marat had some blister problems, too, a couple of years ago, but seems to have sorted this out since then. Maybe Richard should get his advice. ;)

Yes he did at the FO in 2004. He said he had no idea what had caused this huge number of blisters, he counted like 10 or 11 of them. :lol: They thought it could have been some kind of allergic reaction. :shrug: Marat hasn't had problems with blisters since then.
I doubt it's Richie's delicate skin though, maybe it has something to do with the grip as it has been occurring. :shrug:

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:39 PM
You don't love Richard as much as me. :ras:

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:43 PM
I wouldn't sell my soul for a GS to the devil, I would make a better deal. :ras:

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:45 PM
Like what? :p

I'm listening to this song by a British boyband Blue and the lyrics describe my feelings for Richard

You make me wanna love
You make me wanna fall
You make me wanna
Surrender my soul

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i565p-UKT7Q

my0118
08-15-2007, 05:50 PM
10 GSs plus alpha like that :lol:

Anyway, :haha:
which album is this song in?

Allure
08-15-2007, 05:55 PM
It's in their debut album All Rise. Did you watch the video? :p

my0118
08-15-2007, 06:02 PM
Yes. But we better post on chat thread :p
BTW Spartan's back!! Nadal breaks back.

simpletennis
08-15-2007, 06:23 PM
ahhh poo. hopefully hand will be healed by USO time, which is in 2 weeks

Suzi
08-15-2007, 07:07 PM
ahhh poo. hopefully hand will be healed by USO time, which is in 2 weeks

exactly my thoughts

Rgask
08-20-2007, 04:00 PM
he must be gearing up for the USO...any new abt his hand blister ???

my0118
08-22-2007, 04:58 PM
The Fisrt Quarter/

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER

QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
John Isner USA vs. Jarkko Nieminen FIN (26)

Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (21) vs. Feliciano Lopez ESP
Robert Kendrick USA vs. Igor Andreev RUS

Donald Young USA vs. Chris Guccione AUS
Sergio Roitman ARG vs. Richard Gasquet FRA (13)

Tomas Berdych CZE (9) vs. Marc Gicquel FRA
Simone Bolelli ITA vs. Julien Benneteau FRA

Gilles Simon FRA vs. QUALIFIER
Fernando Verdasco ESP vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (22)

Ivo Karlovic CRO (32) vs. Arnaud Clement FRA
Thomas Johansson SWE vs. Nicolas Massu CHI

Jose Acasuso ARG vs. Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG
Justin Gimelstob USA vs. Andy Roddick USA (5)


Well, we might expect 3rd or 4th if he's lucky..

JBdV
08-22-2007, 04:58 PM
Best he can hope for is defending last year's points.

Rory
08-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Anyone familiar with Sergio Roitman?

Schu
08-22-2007, 05:13 PM
:help: Oh well won't be adding to his last year USO points...

Wonder what his draw would have been like if he could have stayed #8? Dosen't do much good to think about that now but :banghead:.

JBdV
08-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Anyone familiar with Sergio Roitman?

He's basically a claycourter and has a 15-33 lifetime record on hard, that's a kind 1st round draw to be honest.

Ginevra83
08-22-2007, 05:16 PM
I hope he can defend his 2006 result:sad: .....very sad draw!!!

my0118
08-22-2007, 05:18 PM
:help: Oh well won't be adding to his last year USO points...

Wonder what his draw would have been like if he could have stayed #8? Dosen't do much good to think about that now but :banghead:.

Well I think the first and second round are not that bad.. and the third would be pulled off. But the fourth. :o :o :help:

Ome
08-22-2007, 05:24 PM
Like what? :p

I'm listening to this song by a British boyband Blue and the lyrics describe my feelings for Richard

You make me wanna love
You make me wanna fall
You make me wanna
Surrender my soul

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i565p-UKT7Q

What about "Too Close"? :drool: :rolls:

Best he can hope for is defending last year's points.
Agree.

Puschkin
08-22-2007, 06:36 PM
With pin-point accuracy of all possible options, the 4th round opponent is.............ROGER FEDERER!:devil: :eek: :p

Schu
08-22-2007, 07:19 PM
Well I think the first and second round are not that bad.. and the third would be pulled off. But the fourth. :o :o :help:

If he has his head together he should make it to 4th round and yes, actaully not a bad draw until then. But I was hoping he could get rid of the USO 4th round jinx he has has for the past few years and gain some points.

Maybe one of the mystery qualifiers with a HUGE serve will catch Federer sleeping in an early round -- one can dream... With the way Fed has been playing I would give Richie a pretty good chance agianst him BUT we all know that Fed kicks it up a notch at the Slams so I don't think we can expect a sloppy Fed by the 4th round of the USO.

Being the eternal optimist how about this scenario - Richie breezes through the first 3 rounds and is brimming with confidence, meanwhile Fed plays a few poor early round matches, hasn't found his rhythm and his confidence is low. With nothing to loose and no pressure Richie wins. It could happen :rolleyes: :rolleyes: (Oh yea, forgot to add Richie comes back from down 2 sets and a break in the third ...)

*Sweet4Richard*
08-22-2007, 09:59 PM
Draw :help:

The first two rounds are not too bad, but after that, its not so great. I was hoping that Richard could finally get past the Round of 16 this year, but I guess not. Let's hope he can win a few matches and play well!

Allez :bounce:

*julie*
08-22-2007, 10:38 PM
I hope he will reach the 4th round.

I was away these last days.. does he still suffer from the hand or he has been able to practice :confused:

Any news about it?

silverwhite
08-22-2007, 10:41 PM
No news. :shrug:

Suzi
08-22-2007, 10:51 PM
Good Luck Richie in USO!!

my0118
08-23-2007, 02:42 AM
If he has his head together he should make it to 4th round and yes, actaully not a bad draw until then. But I was hoping he could get rid of the USO 4th round jinx he has has for the past few years and gain some points.

Maybe one of the mystery qualifiers with a HUGE serve will catch Federer sleeping in an early round -- one can dream... With the way Fed has been playing I would give Richie a pretty good chance agianst him BUT we all know that Fed kicks it up a notch at the Slams so I don't think we can expect a sloppy Fed by the 4th round of the USO.

Being the eternal optimist how about this scenario - Richie breezes through the first 3 rounds and is brimming with confidence, meanwhile Fed plays a few poor early round matches, hasn't found his rhythm and his confidence is low. With nothing to loose and no pressure Richie wins. It could happen :rolleyes: :rolleyes: (Oh yea, forgot to add Richie comes back from down 2 sets and a break in the third ...)


You know I'm not an optimist, but I like your scenario. :lol:

Truc
08-23-2007, 06:57 AM
I was away these last days.. does he still suffer from the hand or he has been able to practice :confused:

Any news about it?L'Équipe wrote a few days ago that he's been practicing again since Sunday and his hand is fine according to Éric.

silverwhite
08-23-2007, 06:59 AM
That means he'll have one week of practice :yeah:

Truc
08-23-2007, 07:11 AM
I looked up because I wasn't completely sure anymore, Deblicker actually only says the hand is "getting better". But he practiced on Sunday, so I guess he's fine.

GASQUET A REPRIS. – Contraint
à l’abandon, mardi à Cincinnati
contre Hewitt, en raison d’une
vilaine ampoule à la main droite,
Richard Gasquet a repris la raquette
depuis dimanche. « Nous sommes à
New York, informait son coach, Éric
Deblicker. Il a pu jouer une heure et
quart et tout s’est passé
normalement. L’ampoule se résorbe,
les choses s’améliorent. » – F. Be.

Rory
08-23-2007, 09:24 AM
He's basically a claycourter and has a 15-33 lifetime record on hard, that's a kind 1st round draw to be honest.

Thanks!

Richa®d^Fan
08-23-2007, 08:14 PM
I looked up because I wasn't completely sure anymore, Deblicker actually only says the hand is "getting better". But he practiced on Sunday, so I guess he's fine.

GASQUET A REPRIS. – Contraint
à l’abandon, mardi à Cincinnati
contre Hewitt, en raison d’une
vilaine ampoule à la main droite,
Richard Gasquet a repris la raquette
depuis dimanche. « Nous sommes à
New York, informait son coach, Éric
Deblicker. Il a pu jouer une heure et
quart et tout s’est passé
normalement. L’ampoule se résorbe,
les choses s’améliorent. » – F. Be.

Excuse me,can you translate it,please?Thanks :)

neenah
08-23-2007, 09:03 PM
Good luck in the USO Richie! :)

williaer
08-24-2007, 07:41 AM
Excuse me,can you translate it,please?Thanks :)

I'm not perfect at French so my translation may not be perfect but so long as you get the gist...

"After retiring Tuesday in Cincinatti against Hewitt due to a blister on the right hand, Richard Gasquet picked up his racquet again on Sunday. "We're in New York" said his coach, Eric Deblicker. "He played for an hour and a quarter and everything went normally. The blister has healed and things are improving""

There you go :)

Puschkin
08-24-2007, 07:56 AM
The blister has healed

Sorry to be nitty-kritty, he says it is healing (declining literally), not it has healed.

williaer
08-24-2007, 08:56 AM
Sorry to be nitty-kritty, he says it is healing (declining literally), not it has healed.

No worries! Sorry about that!

EternalxJourney
08-25-2007, 01:06 AM
well i went to see richard today and asked him how his hand was and he said, "it's good. thank you." i didn't believe him bcus i caught him looking at his hand quite a bit but i also caught a glimpse of his hand and it looks okay. it's definitely improving though so hopefully it won't bother him too much.

Flibbertigibbet
08-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Why did he draw Federer?! Of course, Ferrero won't be easy at all either... Someone in GM said he's been playing well in practice, which is a good sign insofar as we can know he's recovering/recovered from the blisters - but meaningless as to how he'll perform in actual matches. :o

*Sweet4Richard*
08-26-2007, 03:43 PM
Richard's playing on Court 13 on Monday, second on starting at 11:00 am local time. I believe Court 13 has TV (I was there for qualies and I'm pretty sure there's a television tower there). :bigclap:

Allez!

Alyz
08-26-2007, 05:18 PM
That'll be early enough for me to be still up. Scoreboard for me probably :awww:

But allez Richie!

my0118
08-26-2007, 05:21 PM
That'll be early enough for me to be still up. Scoreboard for me probably :awww:

But allez Richie!

I think there's a livestream on Eurosport.
If you live in Europe you can watch it!

For me, it's forbidden. :sobbing:

JBdV
08-26-2007, 05:33 PM
The Eurosport livestream isn't free :(

Alyz
08-26-2007, 05:33 PM
I think there's a livestream on Eurosport.
If you live in Europe you can watch it!

For me, it's forbidden. :sobbing:

I thought you have to pay to watch the Eurosport stream? :scratch: I'll have to check that and keep my eyes open for any other signs of live stream.

Aww :awww:

my0118
08-26-2007, 05:44 PM
I thought you have to pay to watch the Eurosport stream? :scratch: I'll have to check that and keep my eyes open for any other signs of live stream.

Aww :awww:

Yes but over here I can't even watch with payment. :awww:
Actually I have coverage, but it's really poor and maybe they only televise heck of screaming from Sharapova. :o

JBdV
08-26-2007, 05:45 PM
Although you can watch Spanish Eurosport to at least watch some tennis here:

http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-eurosport.html

If a potential 3rd round match between Richie and JCF happens and it's on a TV court, there's a chance it could be shown.

my0118
08-26-2007, 05:49 PM
Although you can watch Spanish Eurosport to at least watch some tennis here:

http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-eurosport.html

If a potential 3rd round match between Richie and JCF happens and it's on a TV court, there's a chance it could be shown.

Thanks but I can't see from channelsurfing. The site is not working for me. Is there another site that I can watch??

JBdV
08-26-2007, 06:05 PM
According to this site: http://myp2p.eu/Other.htm there is a stream of Eurosport on TVAnts but it's not working for me right now :shrug:

Schu
08-26-2007, 06:36 PM
Richard's playing on Court 13 on Monday, second on starting at 11:00 am local time. I believe Court 13 has TV (I was there for qualies and I'm pretty sure there's a television tower there). :bigclap:

Allez!

But no livestream in the US (free or pay)??? So we might get the 10 second switch to court 13 to see him hit a ball and that's only if he is about to be upset. Guess the best us in the US can hope for is RIchard to make it to a match up with Fed and then we will see him on USA, unless of course Roddick or Blake or any other American man or The williams sisters or Sharapovia are playing at the same time. Suddenly the chance of seeing him play on TV is not looking so good unless he gets to Fed and it is a night match when there is less competition with other matches. :sad: :sad:

tennis lover
08-26-2007, 10:29 PM
court 13! :banana: my guess was court 14, I was close! ;)

Allez Richard! :bounce:

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Good luck, Richard, I predicted a straight sets win including a bagel, so you better come out firing!;)

Allure
08-27-2007, 01:50 PM
I will miss his match but allez!

Rgask
08-27-2007, 01:52 PM
allez gasquet.....u know u have to win it all.....

Schu
08-27-2007, 02:22 PM
Good luck, Richard, I predicted a straight sets win including a bagel, so you better come out firing!;)

Hope Richard is as confident as you are. I'll go with the straight sets, not too sure about the bagel. Good luck, Richard!!

Suzi
08-27-2007, 02:23 PM
I wish all the best!!!!!! and hopefully get to see some of your match but highly doubt they will show it on the telly

Ginevra83
08-27-2007, 03:07 PM
IT'S TIME NOW!!
GOOD LUCK RICHARD,
YOU DESERVED ALL THE BEST!!:rocker2:
bye bye

linus
08-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Allez Allez Richie :banana:

JBdV
08-27-2007, 03:37 PM
I found a livestream for court 13:
mms://a1729.l2168647534.c21686.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1729/21686/v0001/reflector:32105

Richie's match is on after Klepac-Sugiyama.

Rgask
08-27-2007, 03:47 PM
oh JBdv....u r kinggggg......thnxxxx

Rory
08-27-2007, 03:53 PM
It doesn't support Mac. crap. :sad: But Allez Richie!

Alyz
08-27-2007, 03:55 PM
I guess I'll try to watch that stream but my computer is hopeless and it doesn't run very smoothly :(

Rafas_grl
08-27-2007, 03:56 PM
He looks optimistic and in shape!
cant get any better than that!;)

he starts in a couple of hours!

ALLEZ!!!

Rgask
08-27-2007, 04:27 PM
Gasquet is playing with a RED shirt and Black Trunks.....I like it...with a white cap.....love the change....

Rgask
08-27-2007, 04:28 PM
I hope this change brings in good luck.....Allezzz riri ...

Alyz
08-27-2007, 04:28 PM
I love the red shirt :hearts: The stream is actually working for me at the moment - the audio is from Baghdatis vs. Mirnyi, though, but whatever.

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 04:30 PM
RED SHIRT!!!!!!!!! yea the stream is workin for me too!! :) i hope the red shirt means something... watch out fed!

Schu
08-27-2007, 04:39 PM
Love ya JBdv!!! It's working on my office computer - guess I won't get any work done for a while. And I get the added bonus of audio from the other courts...

New Red shirt - new Richard. I LOVED the BLue shirt but it was certainly not very lucky for him. WATCH out FED!!!!

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 04:48 PM
broken

JBdV
08-27-2007, 04:48 PM
This Roitman dude hits pretty hard off both wings.

neenah
08-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Thank you so much for posting the stream!! Do you know of any for other courts?

I hope Richie breaks back! :sad:

neenah
08-27-2007, 04:52 PM
3-3 back on serve! :)

Alyz
08-27-2007, 04:53 PM
:rocker2: Good that he got the break back straight away.

Schu
08-27-2007, 04:56 PM
Maybe I'm not going to want to see this... Richard looks REALLY wild!! Hopefully he will settle down. He did break back but only because Roitman played a horrible game. And guess how many miles behind the baseline RIchard is playing AGAIN!!

ALLEZ RICHARD!!

Tennis-Chick
08-27-2007, 04:58 PM
What's he pointing at in the crowd?
I have no sound on my PC

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 04:58 PM
haha yes richie is playing miles behind the baselin, i thought he'd learned by now

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 04:58 PM
nice fh from richie in 30 all, now bp! take it!

Rory
08-27-2007, 04:59 PM
haha yes richie is playing miles behind the baselin, i thought he'd learned by now

Not AGAIN! argh :mad:

Tennis-Chick
08-27-2007, 05:03 PM
Break for the set please

Schu
08-27-2007, 05:13 PM
HOped that Roitman would choke when seving to stay in the set last time - he didn't. Maybe he will this time???

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:16 PM
Yay Richie did break to win the first set 7-5 :D

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:16 PM
set gasquet!:D com on richie!

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:18 PM
He's not wearing blue. :eek:

Why is he playing one million miles behind the baseline? :retard:

He was really lucky that Roitman tightened up in that game. Really needs to step it up from here on out.

Rory
08-27-2007, 05:18 PM
2 more sets. Relying on any kind soul's commentary here :)

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:21 PM
3bp for richie
nice backhand from richie in 0-30 pnt

neenah
08-27-2007, 05:21 PM
Early break for Richie 2-0!

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:22 PM
ue from roitman, richie breaks

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:22 PM
Why is he playing one million miles behind the baseline? :retard:

He was really lucky that Roitman tightened up in that game. Really needs to step it up from here on out.

I agree. Now and then he plays a great point, some nice winners, but he surely likes to spend time far behind the baseline.

Hey, he broke. 2-0 :D

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:24 PM
hold richie...

JBdV
08-27-2007, 05:30 PM
The stream is dead :(

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 05:31 PM
the stream collapsed, for everyone or only for me?

*julie*
08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
For me too :(

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
For me too :o

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
for me too!:sad: ahhhhhhh someone find another one!

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
the stream collapsed, for everyone or only for me?

Same here :sobbing: Time to turn to good old scoreboard then.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:33 PM
11/12 net approaches won. Someone pull him to the net. :smash:

Rory
08-27-2007, 05:33 PM
4-0:cool:

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:34 PM
OMG where's the livestream??

neenah
08-27-2007, 05:35 PM
the stream collapsed, for everyone or only for me?

Nope, me too. :sad:

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 05:35 PM
5-0 in the second set.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:36 PM
11/12 net approaches won. Someone pull him to the net. :smash:

14/16 now :spit:

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:36 PM
Typical that the stream crashes when Richie is up 5-0 and I'd like to see if he has started playing better to win so many games so fast. :(

*julie*
08-27-2007, 05:38 PM
I'd like to see if he has started playing better to win so many games so fast. :(

I am sure he has. :p

Schu
08-27-2007, 05:39 PM
11/12 net approaches won. Someone pull him to the net. :smash:

AMEN!!

Come Back live stream. I was hoping he would clam down after he eeeked out the 1st set ( and I menan EEEKKKED). But I can't really tell if he's getting it together or Roitman is just coming down out of his tree.

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:40 PM
Can you tell me the livestream link?

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:42 PM
Can you tell me the livestream link?

http://www.tennisform.com/ and the third link on the list :)

Rory
08-27-2007, 05:43 PM
bp roitman..

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:44 PM
http://www.tennisform.com/ and the third link on the list :)

Thanks a lot!

Alyz
08-27-2007, 05:45 PM
The stream is back! :banana:

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Set Gasquet!

Schu
08-27-2007, 05:46 PM
IT's BACK. And RIchard won second 6-1!!!

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:46 PM
The stream is back! :banana:

yes!:bounce:

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:48 PM
This American commentator on the TV feed I'm getting is really annoying. They showed the last game of the first and second sets of Richard's match. The first time round, he said Richard hasn't done much at slams and the woman commentating with him had to tell him about Wimbledon. The second time they showed the match, he repeated like a parrot what the woman had told him. He then added later that Federer named him as one of the young guns he is afraid of drawing. :retard:

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:50 PM
early break for gasquet

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:51 PM
SW, are you watching the same stream I'm watching?

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:51 PM
Roitman is making so many errors :tape:

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:52 PM
SW, are you watching the same stream I'm watching?

Maybe :shrug:

*julie*
08-27-2007, 05:54 PM
This American commentator on the TV feed I'm getting is really annoying. They showed the last game of the first and second sets of Richard's match. The first time round, he said Richard hasn't done much at slams and the woman commentating with him had to tell him about Wimbledon. The second time they showed the match, he repeated like a parrot what the woman had told him. He then added later that Federer named him as one of the young guns he is afraid of drawing. :retard:

I am surprised they didn't mention that he was on the cover of a tennis magazine at the age of 9.. Every time I follow matches on streamings, they repeat themselves with this :zzz:

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:56 PM
Maybe :shrug:

But to me, it seems the commentator is saying about Baghdatis-Miryni match.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:56 PM
I am surprised they didn't mention that he was on the cover of a tennis magazine at the age of 9.. Every time I follow matches on streamings, they repeat themselves with this :zzz:

Actually, the woman did. :tape:

my0118
08-27-2007, 05:57 PM
I am surprised they didn't mention that he was on the cover of a tennis magazine at the age of 9.. Every time I follow matches on streamings, they repeat themselves with this :zzz:

:haha:

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:57 PM
But to me, it seems the commentator is saying about Baghdatis-Miryni match.

Oh no. I was referring to the SuperSports feed, which showed his match at the end of the first and second sets. ;)

Mariana_lcf
08-27-2007, 05:58 PM
yes mia, they just switched to the gasquet match for a little while, and now they're only commentating on the baghdatis match

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 05:58 PM
His groundstrokes are not looking that good today. :o

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 06:00 PM
I am surprised they didn't mention that he was on the cover of a tennis magazine at the age of 9.. Every time I follow matches on streamings, they repeat themselves with this :zzz:

I have commentary of the Baghdatis match. ;)

Nothing spectacular so far, but solid serving from Richard.