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silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:01 PM
OMG. That dropshot netted by Roitman :tape:

neenah
08-27-2007, 07:02 PM
I love that backhand passing shot! :D Break again Richie.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:03 PM
I have commentary of the Baghdatis match. ;)

Nothing spectacular so far, but solid serving from Richard.

If he doesn't step it up in the next match, he's going to be the laughing stock of MTF. :help:

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:04 PM
Actually, the woman did. :tape:

:lol: So predictable.

His groundstrokes are not looking that good today. :o

Yes but he doesn't need to do more today. :p

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:06 PM
If he doesn't step it up in the next match, he's going to be the laughing stock of MTF. :help:

There will be nothing new then...

Rory
08-27-2007, 07:06 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:

are you watching on channel 22 Supersports?

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:07 PM
Yes but he doesn't need to do more today. :p

His BH today has made some uncharacteristic errors. :o

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:08 PM
There will be nothing new then...

I think he'll deserve it if he loses Donald Young :help:

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:09 PM
are you watching on channel 22 Supersports?

I watched the last games of the first and second sets on SuperSports but am watching it now on the live stream. ;)

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:12 PM
I think he'll deserve it if he loses Donald Young :help:

You mean the Donald Young I saw losing 6-0 6-0 to Berlocq? :tape:
Do you really think he could win? :o

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 07:18 PM
Nothing special, but 35 winners/23 UEs, 11 aces and a weak opponent make a solid result. And I wasn't that far away with my bagel prediction, it was a breadstick. ;)

JBdV
08-27-2007, 07:21 PM
You mean the Donald Young I saw losing 6-0 6-0 to Berlocq? :tape:
Do you really think he could win? :o

Young has improved a LOT since then. He's a completely different player.

my0118
08-27-2007, 07:21 PM
Nothing special, but 35 winners/23 UEs, 11 aces and a weak opponent make a solid result. And I wasn't that far away with my bagel prediction, it was a breadstick. ;)

Here's a stat detective :smoke:
I didn't watch the whole match, but it looked good.

Schu
08-27-2007, 07:22 PM
WHEW!!! Winning UGLY! Brad Gilbert would be proud.

The only thing good about this match was his new outfit. Well actually he did serve pretty well. And I guess the fact that he did not crumble after an atrocious first set is pretty positive. Don't think he got much confidence from this match except knowing that he managed to find a way to win when playing like crap. And that's a good thing.

He'll really have to step it up next match or what an :o that will be. But he will!!!

The Baggy match sounds interesting?

my0118
08-27-2007, 07:27 PM
Yeah but a win is a win, and it's just the first round match.
He needs to get better and better.
Ferrero also was defeated, at least he has a chance to go up to the 4th round.

Baggy match looks like it will go 5 setters.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:27 PM
You mean the Donald Young I saw losing 6-0 6-0 to Berlocq? :tape:
Do you really think he could win? :o

Download the match against Davydenko. This guy's not bad. :o

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 07:28 PM
Well actually he did serve pretty well. And I guess the fact that he did not crumble after an atrocious first set is pretty positive. Don't think he got much confidence from this match except knowing that he managed to find a way to win when playing like crap.

It was not crap. :rolleyes: It was certainly not brilliant, but as soon as the winners clearly exceed the errorsas they do, it can't have been that crappy.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:29 PM
It was not crap. :rolleyes: It was certainly not brilliant, but as soon as the winners clearly exceed the errorsas they do, it can't have been that crappy.

If we take away the aces and DFs, it's almost equal. :o

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:30 PM
Young has improved a LOT since then. He's a completely different player.

Download the match against Davydenko. This guy's not bad. :o

Now, you both make me :scared:

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 07:31 PM
If we take away the aces and DFs, it's almost equal. :o

Since when does one take away the aces in a winner's statistics? :p

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:33 PM
Since when does one take away the aces in a winner's statistics? :p

When we want to consider the state of his baseline game. :shrug:

In fact, if we knew the number of volley winners and UEs, we could subtract them too. :tape:

my0118
08-27-2007, 07:34 PM
Baggy lost :sad: ooh, wrong forum?

BTW I think it's not likely he loses to Young. Besides, he will get a big court which is televised. :banana:

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:37 PM
Baggy lost :sad: ooh, wrong forum?

BTW I think it's not likely he loses to Young. Besides, he will get a big court which is televised. :banana:

Young has been impressive of late. And it's not far-fetched to think that a previously slumping youngster can make a big breakthrough. Just look at Richard and what he did at MC 05. :unsure:

my0118
08-27-2007, 07:42 PM
Young has been impressive of late. And it's not far-fetched to think that a previously slumping youngster can make a big breakthrough. Just look at Richard and what he did at MC 05. :unsure:

Haha but Richard is not NO.1 in the world. :lol:

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 07:42 PM
When we want to consider the state of his baseline game. :shrug:

In fact, if we knew the number of volley winners and UEs, we could subtract them too. :tape:

Of course we can find all kinds of reasons to complain. ;) The fact remains that he won this first round rather easily, despite not being brilliant. And that is all what had to be done today.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:44 PM
Haha but Richard is not NO.1 in the world. :lol:

Which makes the upset less unlikely ;)

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:45 PM
Of course we can find all kinds of reasons to complain. ;) The fact remains that he won this first round rather easily, despite not being brilliant. And that is all what had to be done today.

I'm not complaining for no reason. :rolls: His baseline game is his bread and butter and I'm worried that it didn't look good today. :shrug:

Rgask
08-27-2007, 07:45 PM
ohh c'mon...be like real fans....just enjoy the win...u can complain when he loses...aight....All i can say abt this match is that The new Red Richiee Rockss..

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:49 PM
ohh c'mon...be like real fans....just enjoy the win...u can complain when he loses...aight....All i can say abt this match is that The new Red Richiee Rockss..

Yes, I have very good memories of him wearing red. :D
Too bad the stripes of his shirt don't match with the shorts. :lol:

Schu
08-27-2007, 07:50 PM
It was not crap. :rolleyes: It was certainly not brilliant, but as soon as the winners clearly exceed the errorsas they do, it can't have been that crappy.

O.K. maybe crap was a bit too hard but his baseline game (or should I say his game from the stands) was really poor with many backhand errors. And although you don't take out aces from the winners stats, IF you did substract the 11 aces, the errors were many, even on his backhand. And yes he won the last two sets easily but give a lot credit to Roitman for that. (I already gave Richie credit for not caving in). He was lucky that he didn't HAVE to do more to win.

Lets just say if he plays like that in the next round :help: :help: It will be a LOT of pressure for Richard playing against the young American Donald Young at the USO.

But I still BELIEVE!!! And now that Ferrero is out, but I dare not look farther than Young.

silverwhite
08-27-2007, 07:54 PM
O.K. maybe crap was a bit too hard but his baseline game (or should I say his game from the stands) was really poor with many backhand errors. And although you don't take out aces from the winners stats, IF you did substract the 11 aces, the errors were many, even on his backhand. And yes he won the last two sets easily but give a lot credit to Roitman for that. (I already gave Richie credit for not caving in). He was lucky that he didn't HAVE to do more to win.

Lets just say if he plays like that in the next round :help: :help: It will be a LOT of pressure for Richard playing against the young American Donald Young at the USO.

But I still BELIEVE!!! And now that Ferrero is out, but I dare not look farther than Young.

Someone who sees where I'm coming from. :bounce:

*julie*
08-27-2007, 07:55 PM
Lets just say if he plays like that in the next round :help: :help: It will be a LOT of pressure for Richard playing against the young American Donald Young at the USO.



I trust him that he wil rise his level next round... à la federer. :angel:

my0118
08-27-2007, 07:57 PM
O.K. maybe crap was a bit too hard but his baseline game (or should I say his game from the stands) was really poor with many backhand errors. And although you don't take out aces from the winners stats, IF you did substract the 11 aces, the errors were many, even on his backhand. And yes he won the last two sets easily but give a lot credit to Roitman for that. (I already gave Richie credit for not caving in). He was lucky that he didn't HAVE to do more to win.

Lets just say if he plays like that in the next round :help: :help: It will be a LOT of pressure for Richard playing against the young American Donald Young at the USO.

But I still BELIEVE!!! And now that Ferrero is out, but I dare not look farther than Young.

You just can't argue with her super-ultimate optimistic views. :haha:
Well all the arguments whether his crappy match or not besides, I think if we have to consider his next round match, it's a kind of different story. We've seen many times he first played good and then lost the next round. So he's still in the tourney, that's all the matters. Hopefully he will play good or Young will play poor. ;)

Puschkin
08-27-2007, 08:05 PM
O.K. maybe crap was a bit too hard but his baseline game (or should I say his game from the stands) was really poor with many backhand errors. And although you don't take out aces from the winners stats, IF you did substract the 11 aces, the errors were many, even on his backhand. And yes he won the last two sets easily but give a lot credit to Roitman for that. (I already gave Richie credit for not caving in). He was lucky that he didn't HAVE to do more to win.

I am not glorifying today's performance. I just feel it was "average" for a first round against an opponent who did not demand more after a rather long break.

Lets just say if he plays like that in the next round :help: :help: It will be a LOT of pressure for Richard playing against the young American Donald Young at the USO.

I am not that worried, Richard normally has more respect for the older guys who have achieved something already, like Ferrero, Moya, etc. I don't think he will panic against a youngster. But he clearly has to play better. He will know that.

JBdV
08-27-2007, 09:33 PM
Now, you both make me :scared:

I'm not saying you should be scared, just that you shouldn't underestimate Young. He isn't a hopeless 15 year old kid who got WCs just to get double bagelled anymore, he has talent.

*julie*
08-27-2007, 09:38 PM
I'm not saying you should be scared, just that you shouldn't underestimate Young. He isn't a hopeless 15 year old kid who got WCs just to get double bagelled anymore, he has talent.

I haven't seen him played lately.. The only time was in Miami in this famous match so, yes.. I guess he must have improved...

Btw JB, do you have a stream for Paulo's match, par hasard?

tennis lover
08-28-2007, 12:44 AM
:banana: you guys say he wasn't playing that well today but he won and in straight sets so I'll take it! :yeah: Hopefully he will be able to play a bit better in the next round though, I really hope he doesn't lose to Donald Young, no matter how much he has improved! :o

and he was wearing red? :eek: *heads over to the pic thread!*

my0118
08-29-2007, 01:15 AM
He won't play today. :o
Oooh I was waiting him to play. Why USTA always schedules 3 days for the 1st rounds. :mad:

Mariana_lcf
08-29-2007, 01:34 AM
ugh i kno mia, i just checked the us open page expecting to find richies match! :(

Alyz
08-29-2007, 07:40 AM
He won't play today. :o


Yeah... I was just looking at the OOP, scrolling the page down to spot interesting matches. Then I reached the end of the page and was like "hey, where's Richard" :( Tomorrow then.

Rafas_grl
08-29-2007, 08:32 AM
Was he playing good in his first match??

btw against Donald Young will be a difficult match.. that kid is etting some major results these year!

Allez Richard
08-29-2007, 12:10 PM
hey, does anyone know what is going on with mario ancic?why has djokovic played not with him??? :eek:

Alyz
08-29-2007, 12:30 PM
hey, does anyone know what is going on with mario ancic?why has djokovic played not with him??? :eek:

Ancic withdrew due to problems with his shoulder. Poor Mario :awww:

Schu
08-29-2007, 11:22 PM
Richard is second match on Louis Armstrong Court tomorrow (Thursday).

I'm glad it is not a night match yet (save that for the Fed match). A USO night crowd could have really gone nuts for the underdog American. The crowd is a little tamer during the day but it still could be tough for Richie. At least he's had Davis Cup experience so he knows what to expect. Hope Richie gets into the atmosphere - like the last 3 sets of Wimbledon. ALLEZ RICHIE!!!

tennis lover
08-29-2007, 11:26 PM
I can watch tennis tomorrow night! :banana: although if he is second on I will probably be playing myself then so I will miss it. :awww: I hope he kicks butt though! :yeah:

my0118
08-30-2007, 01:22 AM
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM 11.00 AM

1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Laura Granville (USA) v. Sania Mirza (IND)[26]

2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Donald Young (USA) v. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[13]

3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[7] v. Anastasia Rodionova (RUS)

4. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)[4] v. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)


Go Richard :dance:

Allure
08-30-2007, 01:25 AM
He always play early. :sad:

my0118
08-30-2007, 01:41 AM
He always play early. :sad:

:hug:

Alyz
08-30-2007, 07:40 AM
Hopefully I can catch some livestream of this match. I'd really like to see it. Allez Richard :rocker2:

He always play early. :sad:

Aww :hug: Early is good for me, though.

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 03:35 PM
i hope espn will televise this match, in any case, if anybody finds a livestream please post it!

Rgask
08-30-2007, 03:47 PM
yeaahh...plzzz do post a live-stream////

Alyz
08-30-2007, 04:13 PM
They're saying in GM that Richard has withdrawn :awww:

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:18 PM
OMG why he withdrew?? :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:19 PM
omg richie why!? is it already confirmed?? urgh i really hope its not true

Puschkin
08-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Richard Gasquet a été contraint de déclarer forfait jeudi matin en raison d'une angine virale. Le numéro un français qui devait affronter le jeune prodige américain Donald Young pour le compte du deuxième tour de l'US Open devrait donner plus de détail lors d'une conférence de presse un peu plus tard dans la matinée.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2007/20070830_171146Dev.html

OMG. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:20 PM
can someone translate? why is he withdrawing??

Alyz
08-30-2007, 04:21 PM
What does that mean? I don't understand a word of French.

Rgask
08-30-2007, 04:23 PM
this cant be happening/////

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 04:23 PM
Sigh. He hasn't had any luck recently...

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:24 PM
I think it's because of viral angina if I'm not wrong. :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:25 PM
ugh richard cant get a break... this sucks big time

uhmm what is a viral angina?

Rgask
08-30-2007, 04:25 PM
thisss is shitttttt....i hate all thisss....

Alyz
08-30-2007, 04:26 PM
Such bad luck for Richie. I hope he gets better soon :hug:

Ome
08-30-2007, 04:27 PM
viral angina... are you sure?

This is extremely dangerous :speakles:

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:28 PM
ugh richard cant get a break... this sucks big time

uhmm what is a viral angina?

I thinks it's something with a throat and larynx..

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:29 PM
viral angina... are you sure?

This is extremely dangerous :speakles:

Really? Can you explain in detail?

Rgask
08-30-2007, 04:29 PM
Its only the grand-slamz where he can get points....and no luck here too....Red might not be that good after-all....

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:30 PM
yes ome please explain!

Truc
08-30-2007, 04:31 PM
viral angina... are you sure?

This is extremely dangerous :speakles:I have no idea what his real problem is, but "angine" is nothing serious in French. We use the word for things like tonsillitis.

They say on other websites it's because of the air conditioning, which is strange because I don't get why he doesn't give it a try then, especially against a guy like Young.

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:33 PM
I have no idea what his real problem is, but "angine" is nothing serious in French. We use the word for things like tonsillitis.

They say on other websites it's because of the air conditioning, which is strange because I don't get why he doesn't give it a try then, especially against a guy like Young.

Look like he catches a cold. :o

Rgask
08-30-2007, 04:34 PM
i hope he can play.....he shdn't with-draw....

Ome
08-30-2007, 04:35 PM
I have no idea what his real problem is, but "angine" is nothing serious in French. We use the word for things like tonsillitis.

They say on other websites it's because of the air conditioning, which is strange because I don't get why he doesn't give it a try then, especially against a guy like Young.

Oh yeah, I should have used to the use of angina in tennis by now :o
Sorry, it's probably a cold.


There are Angina pectoris and Angina tonsillaris, etc. so that kind of scary when taking it out of the context...

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:36 PM
uhmm well if its just a cold, he should at least give it a try... im kinda dissapointed

Rgask
08-30-2007, 04:37 PM
uhmm well if its just a cold, he should at least give it a try... im kinda dissapointed

yeaa..thats my point too...:sad: :sad:

Allez Richard
08-30-2007, 04:39 PM
is he going to play or not???I don't understand

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:42 PM
Can he retract his withdrawal? :sad:

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 04:42 PM
I think he knows his body better than any of us. If he withdrew, it must be because he feels he isn't up to it.

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:43 PM
haha im wishin the same thing! i would really b ok if he was withdrawing because of a cold from any tournament, but a grand slam?!

Ome
08-30-2007, 04:44 PM
I think he knows his body better than any of us. If he withdrew, it must be because he feels he isn't up to it.

110% agree.

BTW, I hate the use of word "angina" :smash: In medicine, at least in my school, it is serious.

my0118
08-30-2007, 04:47 PM
Yeah but such a bad luck having tonsillitis during the Open. :sad:
If it's really because of the air-conditioned, he should've taken of himself better. :(

JBdV
08-30-2007, 04:56 PM
Oh man. :sad:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 04:58 PM
wow this hardcourt season has probably been his worst of like the last 2 years

my0118
08-30-2007, 05:01 PM
wow this hardcourt season has probably been his worst of like the last 2 years

Indeed. :( this year US Open series suck. :sad:

tennis lover
08-30-2007, 05:29 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 05:53 PM
after watchin his press conference i kinda feel bad for him, everyone is attacking him lol what is so hard about playing with a sore throat? why did u even play the first round if u knew u were sick? ouch! haha poor richie! well i guess i'll have high expectations for indoor season...hope he gets better soon

Schu
08-30-2007, 06:00 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Sure doesn't do much for his "spartan" reputation...

On to the indoors which can't be worse.

RINKY
08-30-2007, 06:07 PM
it is too bad for richard
and again he is attacted by the posters in GM:sad:

Alyz
08-30-2007, 06:09 PM
I think he knows his body better than any of us. If he withdrew, it must be because he feels he isn't up to it.

I agree too. I can very well understand he withdrew because of having fever and a sore throat. Of course it's a shame that he caught this in the middle of the USO but things happen :shrug:

Schu
08-30-2007, 06:32 PM
after watchin his press conference i kinda feel bad for him, everyone is attacking him lol what is so hard about playing with a sore throat? why did u even play the first round if u knew u were sick? ouch! haha poor richie! well i guess i'll have high expectations for indoor season...hope he gets better soon

I just watched it too. And how miserable that must have been for him to get grilled by those nasty U.S reporters!:hug: :hug:

Hope he gets better and can ignore all those who are just slamming him right now. Well NEXT summer will be great - NO points to defend! And no Top 10 pressure, maybe not even Top 20 pressure depending on how those 4 or 5 below him do at USO.

Puschkin
08-30-2007, 06:40 PM
This is damned unlucky and :sad: , but you can do anything against it. And :rolleyes: against all those heroes on GM who have won GS matches with fever. I wonder why we never have heard about them.

Suzi
08-30-2007, 07:52 PM
my first reaction was NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

and now i hope he getsbetter soon :hug:

tufani
08-30-2007, 10:01 PM
I hope he will be allright at the end of the season...

Richa®d^Fan
08-30-2007, 10:09 PM
I still can't believe.I hoped that he would reach even 4th round.
But he's injured... and i hope he will get better fast :cool:

tennis lover
08-30-2007, 11:37 PM
This is damned unlucky and :sad: , but you can do anything against it. And :rolleyes: against all those heroes on GM who have won GS matches with fever. I wonder why we never have heard about them.
well I have obviously been too busy drooling over Richard to notice what's going on in the world of tennis. :rolleyes: :(

Rory
08-31-2007, 04:06 AM
btw, SW and Mia(can i call you mia?), nice defence played in that GM thread.

I'm wondering whether he really caught the bug from the girl who mentioned she was sick..

Rafas_grl
08-31-2007, 09:45 AM
He said he definitely couldnt play 3 sets. he must ve felt really sick to say that..
He looked very dissapointed but at least its not an injury and he ll recover in no time!

GET WELL RICH!!!!

silverwhite
08-31-2007, 11:33 AM
btw, SW and Mia(can i call you mia?), nice defence played in that GM thread.

I'm wondering whether he really caught the bug from the girl who mentioned she was sick..

I wonder as well. I don't think there's any way of verifying though. :o

my0118
08-31-2007, 02:32 PM
btw, SW and Mia(can i call you mia?), nice defence played in that GM thread.

I'm wondering whether he really caught the bug from the girl who mentioned she was sick..

Of course you can. :hug:
BTW, your name is Rory?

I don't think he caught from her.. viruses are not infected that easily..

Rory
08-31-2007, 10:51 PM
no my name is Regine;)

I wonder how on earth did he get infected..wasn't he fine the days leading up to the open..?

my0118
09-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Okay Regine :wavey:

Maybe it was latent, and then came out :cuckoo:

Ginevra83
09-22-2007, 12:53 PM
MUMBAI OPEN 2007
First Round
GASQUET-VLIEGEN


Is it a bad joke????:eek: :eek:

Ginevra83
09-22-2007, 01:07 PM
Mumbai Draw

[1] GASQUET, Richard FRA vs VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
FOGNINI, Fabio ITA vs WC DEV VARMAN, Somdev IND
PHAU, Bjorn GER vs MOODIE, Wesley RSA
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI vs [6] KOUBEK, Stefan AUT

[4]NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs SELA, Dudi ISR
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA vs WC BOPANNA, Rohan IND
ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard FRA vs [5]SANTORO, Fabrice FRA

[8]ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs HAASE, Robin NED
NAVARRO, Ivan ESP vs QUALIFIER
VANEK, Jiri CZE vs LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
WC KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs [2]MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA

[7]BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
TROICKI, Viktor SRB vs QURESHI, Aisam-Ul-Haq PAK
PASHANSKI, Boris SRB vs ROITMAN, Sergio ARG
QUALIFIER vs [2]HEWITT, Lleyton AUS


bye:wavey:

my0118
09-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Vliegen? :eek:
WTF :haha:

silverwhite
09-22-2007, 02:47 PM
Vliegen :rolls:

If he gets past him, the rest of the draw really isn't that bad. :shrug:

my0118
09-22-2007, 02:58 PM
Hope he revenges RG on Vliegen :devil:

silverwhite
09-22-2007, 03:51 PM
He already did in Gstaad :lol:

lisaplenske
09-22-2007, 03:59 PM
He already did in Gstaad :lol:

Yes, he knows how to beat him.:devil: :angel: :devil: :angel:

my0118
09-22-2007, 04:10 PM
He already did in Gstaad :lol:

Yeah right I forgot again. :smash: :lol:

Rgask
09-22-2007, 05:37 PM
or may-b vliegen might take ravenge.....lol....i hope not...Go riri....Allezz

Schu
09-22-2007, 06:30 PM
:haha: Again!

I think RG was a fluke. Richard took care of Vliegen after that so hopefully he will be confident that he can beat him. And I would think Richie has the advantage on hardcourt. After that things look pretty good. Although I did see Koubek play 2 very good sets against Blake in the U.S. Open (but he still lost).

Get some wins Richie - ALLEZ!!

Schu
09-22-2007, 06:34 PM
What happened to Baggy? Wasn't he listed to play?

Allure
09-22-2007, 08:47 PM
I think Richard can beat Vliegen. He did in Gstaad. Plus Richard doesn't like to lose to the same person twice. (Of course Roger doesn't count) ;)

tufani
09-23-2007, 02:55 PM
Allez Richard! May be tough first round match, but not possible. Good luck!

Allez Richard
09-24-2007, 09:39 AM
I heared, that Yannick Noah will help Richie. Does anyone knows anything about that?I was very surprissed, because I was thinking that Richie and Eric will be together forever, but lets see what is going to happend

tami
09-24-2007, 10:43 AM
as far as i can gather, Noah has been asked to help a little bit, maybe in the area of improving the mentality part of gasquet's game. deblicker is still gasquet's coach, no change in that aspect as far as the news have reported, hope that helps your question?;)

allcourt tennis
09-24-2007, 11:49 AM
are there any streams for the tourni

Puschkin
09-24-2007, 01:49 PM
That was a good start in India. Richard defeats Vliegen in 52 mintes 6-1 6-2 with convincing stats.:D

silverwhite
09-24-2007, 01:53 PM
Vliegen's recent results :help:
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=30018405

Puschkin
09-24-2007, 01:54 PM
Vliegen's recent results :help:
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=30018405

But it still feels good that he beat Vliegen so convincingly to erase that desastrous match in Roland Garros.

silverwhite
09-24-2007, 01:58 PM
He beat him 6-3 6-4 in Gstaad :shrug:

Schu
09-24-2007, 02:07 PM
Vliegen's recent results :help:
http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=30018405

Look on the bright side for a change. Richard obviously stayed focused and didn't give away games. And that's a good thing especially since he has played about 2 matches in the last 3 months. Nice start Richard!:D

lisaplenske
09-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Look on the bright side for a change. Richard obviously stayed focused and didn't give away games. And that's a good thing especially since he has played about 2 matches in the last 3 months. Nice start Richard!:D

ouf!finally a positif comment:worship: :p

what I see with that win is that he played a solid match,entering very well in this tournament and assuming his n°1 seed there.
Thats good and positive signs for the rest of the tournament and perhaps for the season...

tufani
09-24-2007, 03:09 PM
Wow, great start fro Richie! I thooght it would be tougher match for him. I'm glad that it's not! ALLEZ!

tennis lover
09-24-2007, 03:56 PM
:yeah:

Allure
09-24-2007, 05:13 PM
Great win for Richard. I was getting worried as I was checking the Mumbai website. I really hoped that when I checked MTF there would be no post that said Viliegen defeats Gasquet. :o

*Sweet4Richard*
09-24-2007, 09:29 PM
Richard :woohoo:

Let's hope for another win. He hasn't won back-to-back matches in ages.

Ginevra83
09-27-2007, 06:15 PM
Richard 6-0 6-1!!!!!!!!!!
Bravo!!
He wants to go to bed erly......

Schu
09-27-2007, 06:27 PM
In 41 minutes - really wanted to go to bed...

Keep it up Richie!

tufani
09-27-2007, 06:39 PM
Allez, Richard! Next is Koubek. Hopefully, no problem for Richie.

Allure
09-27-2007, 11:08 PM
Wow Richard is steamrolling, even if it is Fognini. (sp?) It must be the powers of Yannick Noah. ;)

my0118
09-28-2007, 03:32 AM
:eek:
I had dreamed that he lost :o So I was really worried until cheking the result.
Dreams go by contraries. :rolls:

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 10:23 AM
richard is supposed to play tokyo next week according to this press release (http://www.pr-inside.com/federer-pulls-out-of-japan-open-r226338.htm)

????

Puschkin
09-28-2007, 10:36 AM
richard is supposed to play tokyo next week according to this press release (http://www.pr-inside.com/federer-pulls-out-of-japan-open-r226338.htm)
????

:( I am not happy about this, IF it is true. Going to Tokyo would make his appearance in Vienna the week after very unlikely.

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 10:44 AM
:( I am not happy about this, IF it is true. Going to Tokyo would make his appearance in Vienna the week after very unlikely.

yes I thought about that too,if its true he wont play Vienna to be "fresh" for the Madrid MS
would be sorry for you if its the case:sad:

tennis lover
09-28-2007, 10:54 AM
looking good from Richard. Has anyone actually seen the matches? Is Richard really playing well or have they just been sub-standard performances from his opponents? :p

Puschkin
09-28-2007, 10:54 AM
yes I thought about that too,if its true he wont play Vienna to be "fresh" for the Madrid MS
would be sorry for you if its the case:sad:

I see it coming, though. Tokyo has the same amount of points as Vienna and it makes much more sense to play 2 tourneys in a row (Mumbai, Tokyo), have a break and then play 3 (Madrid, Lyon, Bercy), than 1 with a break and then 4 (Vienna, Madrid, Lyon, Bercy).

But from an egoistic point of view: :devil:

*julie*
09-28-2007, 11:40 AM
Sorry for you Puschkin.
But Richard might feel very confident and I am sure he will do his best to climb up the rankings until Shangai.

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 11:47 AM
I see it coming, though. Tokyo has the same amount of points as Vienna and it makes much more sense to play 2 tourneys in a row (Mumbai, Tokyo), have a break and then play 3 (Madrid, Lyon, Bercy), than 1 with a break and then 4 (Vienna, Madrid, Lyon, Bercy).

But from an egoistic point of view: :devil:

yes for sure:) égoiste!:p :D ;)

Ginevra83
09-28-2007, 02:20 PM
Good luck Richard!!!!
And please win this match especially because semis and final will be on tv!!:p

:wavey:

*Sweet4Richard*
09-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Very late, but good win over Fabio, Richard :yeah:

Good Luck against Stefan :)

my0118
09-28-2007, 03:30 PM
It seems he's really IN-FORM right now. :eek:
And his serve looks quite good judging by the stats (8 aces each match against Vliegen and Koubek).
He won 6:2 6:4 and it needed about an hour.

It's shame there's no single livestream. :(
Maybe he has no pressure because many fans can't see his matches. :haha:

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 03:55 PM
Maybe he has no pressure because many fans can't see his matches. :haha:

LOL!:lol: :drink:

I wish I can watch his matchs too,such a shame that there's no livestream there

good stats and koubek is not fognini,had to employ himself more,that score is even more positif.

keep it up:) .Fab Santoro next who seems in good form too.

Allure
09-28-2007, 05:29 PM
Is it Tokyo with the Japan Championships with Roger???? :eek:

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 05:40 PM
federer withdrew from tokyo cause of fatigue.He wont play it this year.He won it last year for his first appearance there.

About richard playing tokyo,thats not sure...

Allure
09-28-2007, 06:21 PM
Yeah I just read on GM that Federer wd. :sad: It has been confirmed by many sites that Gasquet will play Tokyo. I think he has a good chance of winning or making it to the finals if fatigue from Mumbai doesn't get in the way.

Schu
09-28-2007, 06:51 PM
Yeah I just read on GM that Federer wd. :sad: It has been confirmed by many sites that Gasquet will play Tokyo. I think he has a good chance of winning or making it to the finals if fatigue from Mumbai doesn't get in the way.

If fatigue from Mumbai gets in the way, he better hang it up. So far he has played less than 3 hours of matches all week. I know there is fatigue from travel between India and Tokyo but...

Hope he doesn't get freaked out by playing his childhood "idol" as the ATP site referred to Santoro. Must be weird to play someone you watched play Davis Cup when you were 5 yrs. old.

Keep up the awesome attitude and play and win this tourney! Hewitt is out of the way so he BETTER win this one. And then no Fed, Nadal or Djoke (?) in Toyoko -that's his too.

Allure
09-28-2007, 06:54 PM
If fatigue from Mumbai gets in the way, he better hang it up. So far he has played less than 3 hours of matches all week. I know there is fatigue from travel between India and Tokyo but...

Hope he doesn't get freaked out by playing his childhood "idol" as the ATP site referred to Santoro. Must be weird to play someone you watched play Davis Cup when you were 5 yrs. old.

Keep up the awesome attitude and play and win this tourney! Hewitt is out of the way so he BETTER win this one. And then no Fed, Nadal or Djoke (?) in Toyoko -that's his too.

I know to the average player, three hours is nothing but with Richie, his fitness is still questionable that's why I'm worried. Hopefully he proves me wrong and not lose in the first rd.

Santoro is his idol? Interesting. I don't want that to affect his game like it did against Agassi. :unsure:

RogiFan88
09-28-2007, 08:37 PM
Allez Richou! :)

lisaplenske
09-28-2007, 10:12 PM
I know to the average player, three hours is nothing but with Richie, his fitness is still questionable that's why I'm worried. Hopefully he proves me wrong and not lose in the first rd.

Santoro is his idol? Interesting. I don't want that to affect his game like it did against Agassi. :unsure:

the last time he played agassi, he was 18,I remember,it waas in the second round in the Roma MS.Now he is 21, many things happened to him, much more experience (good and bad)
he should be ready.Dont worry.He wants that finale.

Ayane
09-28-2007, 10:40 PM
anyone have a livestream to see this semi-final against Santoro please? :sad:

InfiniteSadness
09-28-2007, 10:52 PM
C'mon Richard!
I hope he plays Tokyo for good. :)

my0118
09-28-2007, 11:52 PM
Yeah I just read on GM that Federer wd. :sad: It has been confirmed by many sites that Gasquet will play Tokyo. I think he has a good chance of winning or making it to the finals if fatigue from Mumbai doesn't get in the way.

:eek: really?

edit: But I don't see him on the list, and all WCs go to the Japanese players. :shrug:

Puschkin
09-29-2007, 12:59 AM
Yeah I just read on GM that Federer wd. :sad: It has been confirmed by many sites that Gasquet will play Tokyo.

many sites? :eek: I found only the one which was qoted on the GM thread.

I know to the average player, three hours is nothing but with Richie, his fitness is still questionable

:rolleyes: what was the last match that Richard lost due to lacking fitness?

silverwhite
09-29-2007, 04:28 AM
:rolleyes: what was the last match that Richard lost due to lacking fitness?

Gstaad, vs Andreev. ;) But of course, that was immediately after Wimby :rolls:

Truc
09-29-2007, 08:51 AM
:eek: really?

edit: But I don't see him on the list, and all WCs go to the Japanese players. :shrug:He is in the main draw of Tokyo, but no [WC] before his name, I don't get it either.
It's funny because at the same time, the organizers of Metz are still wondering today in the local newspaper (Le Républicain Lorrain) if he's coming - and pretty upset at him for not even calling:

L'Open de Moselle, ce matin, après avoir hésité entre nuit et brouillard, pourrait se réveiller avec un léger mal de tête. Une tête de n°1. Celle de Gasquet, des brumes de Mumbai à l'horizon messin, il y a un vol qu'il ne fera sans doute pas. « Je n'y crois plus » avouait, hier soir, Gilles Moretton. En demi-finale asiatique, le leader français n'avait pas encore joint le directeur du tournoi. Même pas pour lui dire non. Or, il ne faut pas prendre les autres pour des imbéciles.

Ginevra83
09-29-2007, 09:08 AM
TOKYO Main Draw
[1] David Ferrer (ESP) bye
Simone Bolelli (ITA) - Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Amer Delic (USA) - Vince Spadea (USA)
[14] Sergio Roitman (ARG) bye

[10] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bye
Qualifier - Robert Kendrick (USA)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) - Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
[6] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) bye

[4] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) bye
Qualifier - Qualifier
Ivan Navarro-Pastor (ESP) - Robin Haase (NED)
[13] Samuel Querrey (USA) bye

[9] Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) bye
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) - Danai Udomchoke (THA)
Benjamin Becker (GER) - [WC] Takao Suzuki (JPN)
[7] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bye

[5] Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) bye
Qualifier - Boris Pashanski (SRB)
Qualifier - Dudi Sela (ISR)
[11] Juan-Martin Del Potro (ARG) bye

[15] Frank Dancevic (CAN) bye
[WC] Go Soeda (JPN) - Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Zack Fleishman (USA) - [WC] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
[3] Richard Gasquet (FRA) bye

[8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye
Fabio Fognini (ITA) - Mihail Zverev (GER)
Justin Gimelstob (USA) - Lukasz Kubot (POL)
[12] Thomas Johansson (SWE) bye

[16] Michael Russell (USA) bye
Marin Cilic (CRO) - Qualifier
[WC] Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN) - Jiri Vanek (CZE)
[2] Tomas Berdych (CZE) bye


I think it's a smart decision to play here and not came back in Europe
He can do very well, just Berdych can be a tought opponent imo, then a rest week and than ready for Madrid!!Good luck!!
bye:wavey:

linus
09-29-2007, 10:16 AM
Allez Richie for another title ;)

linus
09-29-2007, 10:17 AM
Agree that it is better for Richie to play Tokyo after Mumbai :p

Puschkin
09-29-2007, 11:03 AM
TOKYO Main Draw

[15] Frank Dancevic (CAN) bye
[WC] Go Soeda (JPN) - Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Zack Fleishman (USA) - [WC] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
[3] Richard Gasquet (FRA) bye

:sad: bye, bye, Vienna.

I think it's a smart decision to play here and not came back in Europe
He can do very well, just Berdych can be a tought opponent imo, then a rest week and than ready for Madrid!!Good luck!
Based on reason, I agree, based on emotion, I don't. ;)

silverwhite
09-29-2007, 12:00 PM
Very decent draw. :unsure:

If he's playing Tokyo because it offers more points, I wonder why he played Mumbai. Tokyo and Vienna (big points there too) in consecutive weeks would have mademore sense. :scratch:

my0118
09-29-2007, 12:08 PM
I think playing in Mumbai was a better choice because he was seeded no.1 which means that he has a good chance to win and there will be more competitive players in Vienna.
And about Tokyo, better flight from Asia to Asia than to Europe. It seems he's interested in Masters Cup. That's a really good sign even if he won't make it.

RogiFan88
09-29-2007, 01:31 PM
Allez Richou! :)

lisaplenske
09-29-2007, 02:46 PM
finally he is playing tokyo.Good decision:)

good draw too, all the "in form players" are not in his part of the draw. Verdasco,Berdych will fight each other:devil:
hopefully he will go very far in this tournament.

tufani
09-29-2007, 05:23 PM
One step to the title is left. Just do it, Richie!

Ginevra83
09-29-2007, 05:47 PM
:sad: bye, bye, Vienna.


Based on reason, I agree, based on emotion, I don't. ;)


I know I know, I'm so sorry for you!!:hug:
But it's better he takes a break befor Madrid so he will be REALLY ready for that!!
Or maybe he becomes completely crazy and he will play all the weeks into the end oh season...who never know:p !!!
bye bye:wavey:

Renaud
09-29-2007, 05:53 PM
Impressive play !!!!!!
And i guess it was the same all the week :bounce: .
Sorry for you Margareta, but you should think about coming to Bercy to see the show Richard... Or maybe you'd better plan to go to Shanghai ;)

*Sweet4Richard*
09-29-2007, 06:57 PM
Richard :bounce:

Take the title tomorrow!!

tennis lover
09-29-2007, 07:02 PM
:banana: Allez Richard! impressive results from him so far, hopefully he can take this title! :D Nice to see him making his own decisions rather than returning to France because he is under pressure to play there. :)

RogiFan88
09-29-2007, 08:42 PM
OK Richou mon p'tit chouchou, just win this title! ;)

MariaV
09-29-2007, 08:45 PM
Allez Richie!!! :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap: He has to take the title now! :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap:

And yes, the Tokyo draw looks nice. :)

Rafas_grl
09-29-2007, 10:02 PM
ALLEZ!!!!
i felt sorry for Fab... two friends playing each other...but thats tennis!

LETS GET THE TROPHIE RICH!!!

my0118
09-30-2007, 01:20 AM
Or maybe you'd better plan to go to Shanghai ;)

:rocker2:

totoro_472
09-30-2007, 04:33 AM
how annoying! i just left tokyo yesterday!!

MariaV
09-30-2007, 02:25 PM
6-3 6-4! :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :bounce:
WE HAVE ANOTHER TITLE, WE HAVE ANOTHER TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :bounce:

I got my gorgeous heavenly backhand fix, this bh dtl is just :lick: :drool: an absolute beauty!! And did you see the insane fh cc he played serving at 4-3 in the 2nd set, even Oli applauded that. Everything worked today, at least most of the time, he had a little lapse when he lost his serve at the beginning of the 2nd set but that was understandable after winning the first set. :D

Rgask
09-30-2007, 02:26 PM
gasquet the nwe MUMBAI champ....allezzz

silverwhite
09-30-2007, 02:27 PM
Now he has titles on all surfaces. Time to move on from MM titles though. :lol:

And no, most of us didn't get Mumbai coverage. :o

Puschkin
09-30-2007, 02:29 PM
6-3 6-4!

At least one on every surface! :D

I got my gorgeous heavenly backhand fix, this bh dtl is just :lick: :drool: an absolute beauty!! And did you see the insane fh cc he played serving at 4-3 in the 2nd set, even Oli applauded that.

:worship: Estonia, probably the only country in Europe where one could see it on TV. Ah, it is so good to be back on the winning track. :)

Puschkin
09-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Now he has titles on all surfaces. Time to move on from MM titles though. :lol:

And no, most of us didn't get Mumbai coverage. :o

My thoughts exactly.:wavey:

silverwhite
09-30-2007, 02:34 PM
At least one on every surface! :D

:worship: Estonia, probably the only country in Europe where one could see it on TV. Ah, it is so good to be back on the winning track. :)

Apparently, it was broadcast on a Russian channel so some other Eastern European countries like Kazakhstan got to watch the matches too. ;)

Ome
09-30-2007, 02:34 PM
:woohoo:

Congratulation :bounce:

Puschkin
09-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Apparently, it was broadcast on a Russian channel so some other Eastern European countries like Kazakhstan got to watch the matches too. ;)

Let us all emigrate to Kazachstan then!;)

MariaV
09-30-2007, 02:37 PM
Oh yeah guys I'm just SOOOOOO happy I can have the Russian NTV+ tennis channel. They showed the semis (which I didn't see :o) and the final live from Mumbai. :D The stands were full today, people were happy to see some great tennis, some incredible shotmaking from both, as you know they both have great touch, some excellent dropshots and incredible lobs that went in .lol:, ahhh, everything one could wish, and as I said - to see that backhand is heaven, I better shut up about it already! :lol: :worship: :bowdown: :D

MariaV
09-30-2007, 02:39 PM
Apparently, it was broadcast on a Russian channel so some other Eastern European countries like Kazakhstan got to watch the matches too. ;)

Yes, Gulzhan has it in Kazakhstan too, it can be seen in Ukraine, Belarus, and I have an excellent signal in Estonia, and no pay is too much for that channel. :D

skywater
09-30-2007, 02:41 PM
Congratulation~~~richie

Richa®d^Fan
09-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Bravo,Richie! What a week :D ! I hope he will go on playing that fantastic tennis! Davai, Richie! :angel:

linus
09-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Richie :woohoo:

More to go :aplot:

RogiFan88
09-30-2007, 03:24 PM
:yeah: Felicitations Richou on your 5th title! What's next? Tokyo? Paris? Make the final 8 in Shanghai? :aplot:

In recognition of your efforts this week, I've reinstated you in my sig...so the pressure's on again, Richou! ;) :hug:

lisaplenske
09-30-2007, 03:40 PM
hoping for a victory in that tournament,he did it and still in the race for the qualification to shangai!!!:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

great week.Someone has upload this match??lucky you those who saw this finale!

lets hope a great tokyo tournament too.:)

zimzim
09-30-2007, 04:17 PM
Apparently, it was broadcast on a Russian channel so some other Eastern European countries like Kazakhstan got to watch the matches too. ;)What did you do with your v-cash Silver? :o

tennis lover
09-30-2007, 04:26 PM
:banana: :woohoo: excellent week for Richard! :dance: Hopefully he can take some confidence from this and his good form into the upcoming MSs and cause some damage! :devil: :D

Mariana_lcf
09-30-2007, 04:39 PM
:worship: yay richie!! nice win:D :D
can anyone please upload the highlights of the match or something??:angel:

Allure
09-30-2007, 05:30 PM
6-3 6-4! :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :bounce:
WE HAVE ANOTHER TITLE, WE HAVE ANOTHER TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :bounce:

I got my gorgeous heavenly backhand fix, this bh dtl is just :lick: :drool: an absolute beauty!! And did you see the insane fh cc he played serving at 4-3 in the 2nd set, even Oli applauded that. Everything worked today, at least most of the time, he had a little lapse when he lost his serve at the beginning of the 2nd set but that was understandable after winning the first set. :D

I wish I could have seen it. Why when Richard is playing well, we don't see it. :sobbing:

Schu
09-30-2007, 06:47 PM
:banana: :banana:
MM or not it's a title won with focused play for a week. This should be great for his confidence. And now he's won a title on every surface - "Mr. Versatile" as the ATP site said.

Don't want to sound like some of the more pessimistic fans here but there were 2 "disappointing" reports about that match - did I read that he lost his serve at the opening of the 2nd set? and a double fault on match point? -- Just being picky -- obviously he did recover from those laspes and HAD A GREAT WEEK but those are the things that he can't let happen when he plays the "Big Boys". (and If I was dreaming about reading these lapses - then my apologies to Richie.)

NOW on to Tokyo for another title!!!

RogiFan88
09-30-2007, 07:25 PM
It's the 'W' that counts in the end. And if Richou is learning how to win when he's not playing his best (I think the ATP article said he was struggling a bit with the humidity), that will make him a much tougher competitor. :yeah:

Allez Richou in Tokyo!

willrock
09-30-2007, 07:50 PM
:banana: :banana:
MM or not it's a title won with focused play for a week. This should be great for his confidence. And now he's won a title on every surface - "Mr. Versatile" as the ATP site said.



Sorry but the "Mr Versatile" really made me laugh.
I wonder if the guy who wrote it had heard about the fake gay rumours :tape:

MariaV
09-30-2007, 08:02 PM
:banana: :banana:
MM or not it's a title won with focused play for a week. This should be great for his confidence. And now he's won a title on every surface - "Mr. Versatile" as the ATP site said.

Don't want to sound like some of the more pessimistic fans here but there were 2 "disappointing" reports about that match - did I read that he lost his serve at the opening of the 2nd set? and a double fault on match point? -- Just being picky -- obviously he did recover from those laspes and HAD A GREAT WEEK but those are the things that he can't let happen when he plays the "Big Boys". (and If I was dreaming about reading these lapses - then my apologies to Richie.)

NOW on to Tokyo for another title!!!

You've read it absolutely correctly. Yes, as I said at the very start of the 2nd set Richie broke Oli again but then Oli managed to broke right back to even the score 1-1, as I said it was just a minor blip after winning the first set and it can happen, it was the only time he lost his serve today, and yes, he made a DF on the MP but then finished it with a good serve, Oli managed to return but Richie hit an ecellent fh inside out winner I think. :D
Yes it might be not enough vs the 'Big Boys' but he should have his confidence back and I'm so happy, no need to pick on him on such a wonderful day. :p Both played some enjoyable tennis, it's not like Oli bended over for him or anything. :lol:

*Sweet4Richard*
09-30-2007, 08:52 PM
Richard :woohoo:

Puschkin
09-30-2007, 10:22 PM
What did you do with your v-cash Silver? :o

lost on Olie? :p

Don't want to sound like some of the more pessimistic fans here but there were 2 "disappointing" reports about that match - did I read that he lost his serve at the opening of the 2nd set? and a double fault on match point? -- Just being picky -- !!

a bit picky, yes ;) Richard is not known as a great "heat player", so given the fact that he won this title in tough conditions, adds some value to it.

:topic: Where are our wonderful picture posters? The number posted so far is a bit meagre.

donna karen
10-01-2007, 03:36 AM
Richie really put on a show for the final. His backhand was brilliant.great game to hold for 5-3 in the second.the backhand down the line winner at game point was spectacular.
he deserved to win. I watched all his matches and he was on cruise control this week. if he keeps this up he will surely make it to shangai.
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Schu
10-01-2007, 06:03 AM
... no need to pick on him on such a wonderful day. :p Both played some enjoyable tennis, it's not like Oli bended over for him or anything. :lol:

Just saving my euphoria for Madrid, Bercy and/or Shangai ;) ...

It was a good tournament and I hope he can build on this in the next 2 months to take a Masters title(or 2).

MariaV
10-01-2007, 07:17 AM
Just saving my euphoria for Madrid, Bercy and/or Shangai ;) ...

It was a good tournament and I hope he can build on this in the next 2 months to take a Masters title(or 2).

Paris Masters title will be his! Allez Richard! :banana: :yippee: :p :lol:

Allure
10-01-2007, 07:25 AM
We'll see. I'm not getting too excited. It would be nice if he wins there though even if it isn't the most prestigous out of all the MS tournies. ;)

MariaV
10-01-2007, 07:33 AM
:topic: Where are our wonderful picture posters? The number posted so far is a bit meagre.

I am totally bad at searching for pictures so I haven't found more than already posted. :o :sad:

silverwhite
10-01-2007, 08:12 AM
What did you do with your v-cash Silver? :o

Went bankrupt after Wimbledon :shrug:

silverwhite
10-01-2007, 08:14 AM
lost on Olie? :p

a bit picky, yes ;) Richard is not known as a great "heat player", so given the fact that he won this title in tough conditions, adds some value to it.

:topic: Where are our wonderful picture posters? The number posted so far is a bit meagre.

I only bet v27 or something on Oli. ;)

Mumbai wasn't hot. It was humid. ;)

Allure
10-01-2007, 05:09 PM
I'm sick of the criticism of Richard. If he wins, it's ''Great, he wins another MM tournament.'' If he loses, it's ''Never in doubt. I knew this showpony will lose.'' It's like there's criticism when he loses (and some congrats) and if he loses people call him overrated, etc. It's a lose lose situation I feel. And sometimes haters admit he's good when he wins a big match (Roddick) but then calls him overrated again when he loses. I feel Richard has to win all the time because when he loses it's ''Loser'' or ''Overhyped showpony.'' :rolleyes:

JBdV
10-01-2007, 05:20 PM
1st title outside of Europe :woohoo:

lisaplenske
10-01-2007, 06:15 PM
I'm sick of the criticism of Richard. If he wins, it's ''Great, he wins another MM tournament.'' If he loses, it's ''Never in doubt. I knew this showpony will lose.'' It's like there's criticism when he loses (and some congrats) and if he loses people call him overrated, etc. It's a lose lose situation I feel. And sometimes haters admit he's good when he wins a big match (Roddick) but then calls him overrated again when he loses. I feel Richard has to win all the time because when he loses it's ''Loser'' or ''Overhyped showpony.'' :rolleyes:

dont pay too much attention to what some say about richard.They cant predict what his carreer will be.It makes me laugh sometimes when I read some comments in the GM board,its like they know everything and I dont bear that kind of people,so I ignore them.:angel:
The true is that we cheer for richard cause he can produce magnificent tennis,he is really talented and cool. He improve at his rythme,let the haters in their delirium and keep believing in richard cause he is worthy of support.;)

Schu
10-01-2007, 07:33 PM
I'm sick of the criticism of Richard. If he wins, it's ''Great, he wins another MM tournament.'' If he loses, it's ''Never in doubt. I knew this showpony will lose.'' It's like there's criticism when he loses (and some congrats) and if he loses people call him overrated, etc. It's a lose lose situation I feel. And sometimes haters admit he's good when he wins a big match (Roddick) but then calls him overrated again when he loses. I feel Richard has to win all the time because when he loses it's ''Loser'' or ''Overhyped showpony.'' :rolleyes:

Know what you mean. I just stopped looking at threads about Richard on GM cuz they really get me :mad:

And what's with "showpony" - the guy makes amazing shots and he's a showpony - they are just jealous that their favorite player can't come up with the shots that "showpony" Richard can.

Allure
10-01-2007, 11:03 PM
Know what you mean. I just stopped looking at threads about Richard on GM cuz they really get me :mad:

And what's with "showpony" - the guy makes amazing shots and he's a showpony - they are just jealous that their favorite player can't come up with the shots that "showpony" Richard can.

Exactly. Roger hits amazing shots all the time. Guess he's the ultimate showpony. :yeah:

zimzim
10-02-2007, 05:08 PM
Exactly. Roger hits amazing shots all the time. Guess he's the ultimate showpony. :yeah::yeah:

Puschkin
10-03-2007, 09:53 AM
And the winning continues. 6-3 6-3 against Fleishman in 1 hour 2 minutes.:)

Rgask
10-03-2007, 10:06 AM
allezz....u have to win tomorrow also....:)

Ome
10-03-2007, 10:20 AM
Fleishman is quite a good player from what I've seen so good job, Richard :yeah:

my0118
10-03-2007, 10:37 AM
There are no seeds on his quarter because Nieminen, Del Potro and Dancevic all lost, I think it has become quite easier draw than we expected. Hopefully he has a good result over there as well.

silverwhite
10-03-2007, 10:55 AM
An opening there. He'd better not screw this up and then complain about fatigue. :o

Ginevra83
10-03-2007, 11:10 AM
Bravo Richard!!Keep on like that:yeah: !!!
:wavey:

lisaplenske
10-03-2007, 11:14 AM
yes another win.Shuettler next.

Allez:)

my0118
10-03-2007, 01:10 PM
Centre Court
Starting at 10:00 a.m

LEE Hyung-Taik [KOR] vs KARLOVIC Ivo [CRO]
WILLIAMS Venus [USA] vs MOLIK Alicia [AUS]
HEWITT Lleyton [AUS] vs NAVARRO Ivan [ESP]
PENNETA Flavia [ITA] vs MIRZA Sania [IND]
FERRER David [ESP] vs SPADEA Vincent [USA]
GASQUET Richard [FRA] vs SCHUETTLER Rainer [GER]

BTW his playing in Tokyo is really comfortable for me since I live in the same timezone as Japan. :zzz:

Schu
10-03-2007, 05:48 PM
Schuettler has been "in form" lately but no where near as "in form" as Richie - Keep it up Richie!!

lisaplenske
10-03-2007, 06:29 PM
is there any livestream for japanese channel which broadcast the tournament?China has so many channels "livestream":shrug:

my0118
10-03-2007, 10:55 PM
is there any livestream for japanese channel which broadcast the tournament?China has so many channels "livestream":shrug:

I heard that Bet365 would show Metz and Toyko tournaments since Friday. We can watch his match if he wins today. ;)

Allure
10-03-2007, 11:39 PM
I heard that Bet365 would show Metz and Toyko tournaments since Friday. We can watch his match if he wins today. ;)

Bet365 is not available in US. :sad:

*Sweet4Richard*
10-04-2007, 02:26 AM
Richard :bounce:

Good Luck against Rainer tomorrow :)

Allure
10-04-2007, 03:05 AM
Good luck to Richard tomorrow. He can win two titles back to back. :D

linus
10-04-2007, 03:31 PM
Now comes to Sela, Allez Richie :cool:

lisaplenske
10-04-2007, 04:59 PM
thanks for the info about the stream;)

allez richard,go to the semi:)

RogiFan88
10-04-2007, 05:12 PM
ALLEZ, RICHOU, vs. Dudi!!!

*Sweet4Richard*
10-04-2007, 11:01 PM
:woohoo: Richard

Allure
10-04-2007, 11:50 PM
Allez Richie. :worship:

Rgask
10-05-2007, 12:35 PM
Gasquet beats sela.....6-4, 6-1....Well-done....

He'll need to step it up for the semis *for suure.....:P

Today he played good with ease but wasnt trying too hard, may-b he wants to save some enrgy...lets hope for the best tomorrow...
as richie21 says the real test begins tomorrow :o

tennis lover
10-05-2007, 12:45 PM
:banana: Keep it up, Richard! :yeah:

my0118
10-05-2007, 01:14 PM
Today he played good with ease but wasnt trying too hard, may-b he wants to save some enrgy...lets hope for the best tomorrow...
as richie21 says the real test begins tomorrow :o

If he faces Verdasco instead of Berdych, it won't be the case richie said. :o

RogiFan88
10-05-2007, 02:53 PM
Woo hoo, Richou!!!

*Sweet4Richard*
10-05-2007, 02:58 PM
Good win Richard! :)

lisaplenske
10-05-2007, 06:22 PM
nice job richard:)

berdych is the first "real threat player" even if richard beat him quite easily in toronto last year.
It will be his match n°8, he seemed quite tired against sela but berdych had to fight very hard against verdasco so...

ALLEZ RICHARD!GET YOUR TICKET TO SHANGAI!pas de quartiers!:devil: :devil:

RogiFan88
10-06-2007, 02:57 AM
ALLEZ, RICHOU!! Il faut que tu battes cette "mauvaise personne"! :lol:

tufani
10-06-2007, 10:39 AM
Wonderfull performance from Richard! And he is in the finals again!
Allez! And good luck against Ferrer!

MariaV
10-06-2007, 10:43 AM
Wooohooo!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
Can Richard win 2 tournaments in a row? :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap:
Some excellent tennis from both guys! :yeah: :worship: Richie served amazingly well, 14 aces, more aces than Berdych! :worship: :yeah: Although he lost his service game serving for the first set at 6-5 :o and didn't start the TB well he managed to finish the TB in style and saved many break points at the start of the 2nd set. :D And Berdych saved 6 match points in the end, that was some funny stuff. :lol:
Well done Richard, now go and win the final tomorrow! :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap:
I'm off now! (I'm not in the mood to argue with richie21 ;)) :wavey:

lisaplenske
10-06-2007, 11:06 AM
such a great match from richard:worship: such an intense one too!so hard to breathe in the first set:unsure:
berdych fought so hard,it was one of the best richard match since wimbledon.
We will get some confidence with that win,hopefully he will take this finale and beat ferrer in straight sets tomorrow.

Dont think he will play Vienna and he better not play there even if the atp want him to be there.:mad:

he will win the tokyo final tomorrow and get enough $$$$ to pay any penalty) sent to him by the atp:smoke: (pray for a win)

so happy to see him in such a good form:banana: :banana: :banana:

my0118
10-06-2007, 01:50 PM
Wooohooo!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
Can Richard win 2 tournaments in a row? :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap:
Some excellent tennis from both guys! :yeah: :worship: Richie served amazingly well, 14 aces, more aces than Berdych! :worship: :yeah: Although he lost his service game serving for the first set at 6-5 :o and didn't start the TB well he managed to finish the TB in style and saved many break points at the start of the 2nd set. :D And Berdych saved 6 match points in the end, that was some funny stuff. :lol:
Well done Richard, now go and win the final tomorrow! :banana: :yippee: :bounce: :bigclap:
I'm off now! (I'm not in the mood to argue with richie21 ;)) :wavey:

Maria, you maximize the usage of emoticons. :lol:

fmolinari2005
10-06-2007, 06:27 PM
This is great!!! Come on Richard: one more match to go!!!!

How cool is that?! Gasquet shoul never forget that he belongs right up there on the top 3!!!! And, who knows, one day he will be the real number one! ;) :D :D

Puschkin
10-06-2007, 07:26 PM
Dont think he will play Vienna and he better not play there even if the atp want him to be there.:mad:

He is still in the draw, though, meeting Nalbandian in the first round. :eek:

Superb win against Berdych, Richie, make it to the end!

MariaV
10-06-2007, 07:36 PM
Maria, you maximize the usage of emoticons. :lol:

Well, I was just so happy I could follow the whole match in peace and the quality of tennis from both guys was really high. :lol:
I am afraid I won't wake up for the final though (i'll try though but I need some sleep before the next week horror :o) so cheer hard!
He is still in the draw, though, meeting Nalbandian in the first round. :eek:

Superb win against Berdych, Richie, make it to the end!

I was just about to post that about the Vienna draw. :lol: I'm pretty sure he won't play, he can refer to 'exhaustion' or whatever, or even pay the fine if needed.
And of course he needs to beat Ferrer in the final. :bounce: :bigclap:
Are you going to the tournament? :)

Puschkin
10-06-2007, 07:49 PM
I was just about to post that about the Vienna draw. :lol: I'm pretty sure he won't play.

So am I. I read somewhere that you can't withdraw while still playing a tourney elsewhere.

Are you going to the tournament? :)
Of course, spying on the opposition :p and cheering for Ferrero and Gonzalez.

linus
10-06-2007, 08:15 PM
Richie :rocker:

A little bit thinking Ferrer is on his good days this week while Richie still can do the win while Richie, fewer UEs first ;)

Then take a rest for a week, go to Madrid, a good schedule :p

Allez !!

Schu
10-06-2007, 09:05 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Good job Richie! One more win and then you can rest.

GOt a little hairy there when he lost his serve at the end of the first set after breaking Berdych but he played a good tie break and a lot better than Berdych played it.

Loved the last game -Richie serving for the match, up 40-0 and then suddenly it's deuce - got pretty funny with Richie hitting aces out wide in the deuce court and then Berdych saving about 4-5 match points only to get aced out wide each time - even Richie laughed after about the 5th time that happened.

Amazing serving display and good thing because his serve bailed him out of many tight spots his FOREHAND got him into because it just sat up high in the middle of the court inviting Berdych to put it away :banghead: Luckily Berdych missed some easy ones or that 1st set could have turned out differently. I wonder if that was Richie's plan - topspin Berdych to death with easy, half court balls and hope Berdych misses, which he did at times. To Richie's credit- when he really needed the point (like in the tiebreak) he hit a real forehand - hit a nice 1 or 2 in the tiebreak. Don't jump on me for finding the negative - it was just sooo obvious once again to me that if his forehand was half as effective as his serve, backhand and volley were
(which were all great), he would have cruised through Berdych too.

The tennis channel had technical difficulties from the middle of the first game of the 2nd set until 3-1 for Richie so I didn't see how he broke. How pleasantly surprised I was when the match came back to see Richie up 3-1 because when the transmission was lost, Richie was having a hard time holding his serve in that first game and all I could think of was - there he goes downhill..

Oh yea, check out "What the players said" on the ATP site:
Gasquet "I had to play my best tennis [against Berdych] because he is one of the best players in the world and has a great forehand. I am tired after last week but it is one more match so I will give as usual my best."

"I am in the Top 10 of the Race [to Shanghai] after reaching the final. Madrid and Paris will decide who is qualifying. I would really like to make my first trip to Shanghai." HUM - sound familar. Except the part about Shanghai it's the same old - he's a great player, I'm tired, I give my best....

Anyway, I am so happy for Richie. Hope this helps him believe that he belongs in the Top 10 and I can't wait to see him beat Ferrer! :worship:

Allure
10-06-2007, 09:37 PM
Did you record the match? Is there anyway you can upload to youtube or here? :sad:

lisaplenske
10-06-2007, 10:24 PM
France beat New Zealand and the terrible All Blacks!:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana:

I'm sure richard watched the match and will be really inspired in his finale tomorrow.
Allez Richard Lion heart!you can do it!:yeah:

Mariana_lcf
10-06-2007, 10:27 PM
oh i watched the match! i thought for sure after the first half there was no way france could win but they did! thats great:D now richie win tomorrow!!