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3R: Gasquet eliminates Blake 6:4 6:4 to battle with Murray for the spot.

my0118
11-01-2007, 04:58 PM
There was a bit of brainfart in the middle of the second set. But he managed to win it. :bounce: Blake is out now.

Pimmchanok
11-01-2007, 04:59 PM
God people on here are fast! I must say that was thoroughly entertaining, Allez Richie!

Rogieva
11-01-2007, 05:00 PM
HAd 3 BPS for double break lead of *30 in the second, but broke back at the right time ;)

Allez Richie!!

eck
11-01-2007, 05:00 PM
Bye bye Shanghai for Blake :yeah:


Richie :woohoo:
A cramp at 2-0, oh well. At least you're through.

Sunset of Age
11-01-2007, 05:01 PM
Entertaining match, well done Ritchie! :hatoff:

R.Federer
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Wow, we finally have two baby balls fighting for an important match. Let's see who blinks fast.

I am indifferent as to who should get in. Gasquet has had a few good runs this year, but if he can't take advantage of a homecrowd to win the next match then ..... well, I am looking forward to it.

RickDaStick
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
http://www.kitchencontraptions.com/images/HotAndColdMug.jpg

richie21
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
That was a very good match i thought,especially at the beginning of the second set (the very long game at 2-0 for Richard in the second set was full of magnificent points from both players) :)
Blake played well overall(if you except some stupid UEs) but Richard was better
I was a bit afraid for Richard in the middle of the second set,he looked a bit tired and disinterest but fortunately,he woke up.
Murray vs Gasquet will be a fascinating match

Caio_Brasil
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Nice tennis match, Richie managed to win the key points :)

Alex999
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Gasquet played very well. Beautiful tennis from both players. Blake was inconsistent.

ChrisDoesDallas
11-01-2007, 05:02 PM
From the start to 64 21 was some of the best tennis Richie's produced in AGES(#@%ju)(

Then, yes, stupid errors, but he played very well again in the last few games.

Second Masters QF for the year! Murray/Gasquet showdown, omfg, that is going to be so good.

FedFan_2007
11-01-2007, 05:03 PM
Blake >>>>> out of the game, out of the elite. From here on out it's 20-30 in the ranking for Blake. He had his chance, ultimate MUG.

Puschkin
11-01-2007, 05:03 PM
:woohoo: Richard. More to come. Great play early in the second set, then a bit of a lapse, but solid in the end. Not all french players are chokers, guys, will you finally grasp that? :p

ReturnWinner
11-01-2007, 05:04 PM
I have the feeling he is going to beat Murray

Kitty de Sade
11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
This is just great- having Gasquet playing well....thing of beauty. Congrats Richie, good luck the rest of the way! :clap2:

Puschkin
11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
I have the feeling he is going to beat Murray


I love your feelings. :angel:

TheBoiledEgg
11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Richard :yeah: :D :) :banana:

sends big butt home :devil:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-01-2007, 05:06 PM
expected win by Gasquet

zcess81
11-01-2007, 05:07 PM
I love your feelings. :angel:

Gasquet in good form would be good to watch at TMC.

vincayou
11-01-2007, 05:08 PM
Good to know that we have a big chance to see Murray or Richie at the masters now.

MariaV
11-01-2007, 05:10 PM
:woohoo: Richard. More to come. Great play early in the second set, then a bit of a lapse, but solid in the end. Not all french players are chokers, guys, will you finally grasp that? :p

:spit: :lol:
I truly hope so, I truly hope so. :D

Brilliant Richard, brilliant!!!! :worship: :worship:
I got of course afraid at the brainfart in the middle of the 2nd set. :tape: :o :o But he gathered himself brilliantly! :worship: :worship:

Ooooh, it's gonna be a mouthwatering encounter vs Murray. :)
Baby balls! :lol:

MariaV
11-01-2007, 05:11 PM
Gasquet in good form would be good to watch at TMC.

Gasquet in good form is ALWAYS a beauty to watch. :worship:

Shrinking Violet
11-01-2007, 05:18 PM
Very impressive from Richie today. Obviously I would prefer Andy to win tomorrow, but if Richie is in that form it would be really tough. I wouldn't be overly upset if Gasquet made TMC to be honest, just a shame both of them can't get in.

Well done, Richie.:worship:

scoobs
11-01-2007, 05:18 PM
This is gonna be fun.

Bring it, Richie, and may the best man win....

guy in sf
11-01-2007, 05:20 PM
It's very strange with Gasquet, when he's on he produces some of the most beautiful tennis and his forehand can be very deadly when he's on the run, one of the best in the game actually but ugly most of the time but even when he's on, you always get the feeling that he can lose his concentration for no reason at all as it happened after he had a 2-0 lead in the second set. The home crowd was able to pull him through in the end though.

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:21 PM
A little brain fart from Richie in the middle of second set but he pulled himself together beautifully. No choking this time (at least not by the Frenchman, Blake slipped up the some critical points) - just good fighting and beautiful to watch.

Keep that mindset next match Richie cuz you are going to need it. Oh I SOOOO hope Gasquet can beat the whiner. It will be a good match and just depends on which Baby Ball caves in.

sykotique
11-01-2007, 05:22 PM
Loving the battle to make it to the TMC. Most exciting year in a while.

LisaKoh
11-01-2007, 05:22 PM
Never in doubt that Gasquet would win.

Andre♥
11-01-2007, 05:26 PM
Bye bye Blake! :wavey:

mangoes
11-01-2007, 05:29 PM
Hopefully, Richie will bring his best game tomorrow. I want him to go to Shanghai.

Sunset of Age
11-01-2007, 05:33 PM
Very impressive from Richie today. Obviously I would prefer Andy to win tomorrow, but if Richie is in that form it would be really tough. I wouldn't be overly upset if Gasquet made TMC to be honest, just a shame both of them can't get in.

Well done, Richie.:worship:

Indeed... I'd rather see them both at the TMC than certain players who've already qualified. Well, that's the way it works, alas.

RagingLamb
11-01-2007, 05:34 PM
well done gasquet.

good to see him do well.

GoFedex
11-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Richard was very solid today.A good quality match.

prima donna
11-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Hopefully, Richie will bring his best game tomorrow. I want him to go to Shanghai.
Good for you.

Merton
11-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Richard was far superior tactically and was the deserved winner, Blake did not have a clue as to how to approach this match and he paid the price.

gulzhan
11-01-2007, 05:53 PM
great performance by richard :worship:

the most beautiful game in the beginning of the 2nd set :yeah:

now good luck tomorrow, richie!

TMJordan
11-01-2007, 05:53 PM
Allez!

MCL
11-01-2007, 06:07 PM
:dance: Allez Richard :dance:

I only saw part of the match but saw a nice Richard bh downtheline shot :drool: It's nice to see him doing well on French soil. It'd be nice if he won the tournament (but unlikely).

selyoink
11-01-2007, 07:03 PM
Thank god the ultimate mug Blake is no longer in contention. Murray will finish off this other mug tomorrow.

martinatreue
11-01-2007, 07:08 PM
Hmmm couple of corrections. It's richard's backhand that is wonderful (although his forehand is nice too but much less consistent and less devastating). Yes, Blake is the ultimate mug along with Canas but Murray is not far behind. Both Murray and roddick are almost as big of jerks as Blake and Canas.

MatchFederer
11-01-2007, 08:14 PM
Good for you.

:lol: