Estoril QF: Davy def. Gicquel 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Estoril QF: Davy def. Gicquel 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

osalsyst
04-18-2008, 05:59 PM
Certainly tougher than expected but a win is a win. I expect him to beat Serra tomorrow despite what happened in their match last year.

TheBoiledEgg
04-18-2008, 06:02 PM
Kolya ;) :) went walkabout in 2nd :o

now make the final

i want to see Kolya play Roger again

stebs
04-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Poor match. Gicquel fought well but Davydenko was too strong even despite him being pissed off severely with the conditions.

Jaap
04-18-2008, 06:04 PM
Same old Davy, up to his old tricks. Yet mugs on here still proclaim his innocence.

arm
04-18-2008, 06:05 PM
Gicquel got tired at a certain point. And then it was clear that the win was going to be Davydenko's.

SwiSha
04-18-2008, 06:05 PM
classic shit

Renaud
04-18-2008, 06:05 PM
I see Serra winning the next.

Sunset of Age
04-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Apparently a tougher job than expected (by me, at least). I guess he just lost his head for a bit during that second set?

Well done Denko. :hatoff:

Sjengster
04-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Same old Davy, up to his old tricks. Yet mugs on here still proclaim his innocence.

Did you even watch a single point of the match? He looked both fatigued and annoyed with his own play at times, clearly he's fighting hard to win.

Johnny Groove
04-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Apparently a tougher job than expected (by me, at least). I guess he just lost his head for a bit during that second set?

Well done Denko. :hatoff:

No, no.

He knew exactly what he was doing in that second set. Calling the trainer too.

TheBoiledEgg
04-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Jaap, hard to watch with your head up your ass isnt it.

Jaap
04-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Why do you reckon he called the trainer at the end of the 2nd set?

Think about it,ffs.

SwiSha
04-18-2008, 06:10 PM
Did you even watch a single point of the match? He looked both fatigued and annoyed with his own play at times, clearly he's fighting hard to win.

academy award performance

arm
04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Did you even watch a single point of the match? He looked both fatigued and annoyed with his own play at times, clearly he's fighting hard to win.

you're right.

there could be a surprise tomorrow. Though, I am not so sure that Davydenko losing tomorrow would be that much of a surprise.

Let's see.

adee-gee
04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Watch him beat Serra in 3 sets tomorrow :lol:

Corey Feldman
04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
typical French Frog

cant last the pace

Sunset of Age
04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
No, no.

He knew exactly what he was doing in that second set. Calling the trainer too.

Okay... it's always difficult to judge a match watching a sb only... why did he call the trainer? Something wrong with him? :confused:

Jaap
04-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Feigns an injury when he is control of the match, gets broken for the set, calls the trainer.....odds go up. Mugs like me fall hook line and sinker because of Donkey's history of retiring from matches all of a sudden. Then, final set...no signs of injury, wins in 3 sets.

Mafia = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

groundstroke
04-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Serra... lol

TankingTheSet
04-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Nikolay had a tough draw here, Minar and Gicquel were among the few form players in this tournament.

arm
04-18-2008, 06:14 PM
Okay... it's always difficult to judge a match watching a sb only... why did he call the trainer? Something wrong with him? :confused:

something with his hand. It was hurting. But the trainer did nothing.

Sunset of Age
04-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Feigns an injury when he is control of the match, gets broken for the set, calls the trainer.....odds go up. Mugs like me fall hook line and sinker because of Donkey's history of retiring from matches all of a sudden. Then, final set...no signs of injury, wins in 3 sets.

Mafia = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Well, I couldn't see the match, but information coming from you might not be the most unbiased there is... :lol: anyway, thank you.

Jaap
04-18-2008, 06:17 PM
Divs like TheBoiledMug would support Davy even if murdered a person on court.

SwiSha
04-18-2008, 06:18 PM
Divs like TheBoiledMug would support Davy even if murdered a person on court.

:haha:

Sunset of Age
04-18-2008, 06:23 PM
something with his hand. It was hurting. But the trainer did nothing.

Well, strange... Thanks for the info, I hope there's nothing wrong with him.

Nidhogg
04-18-2008, 06:23 PM
Feigns an injury when he is control of the match, gets broken for the set, calls the trainer.....odds go up. Mugs like me fall hook line and sinker because of Donkey's history of retiring from matches all of a sudden. Then, final set...no signs of injury, wins in 3 sets.

Mafia = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

For your own sake I hope you're kidding. For the laugh of it I hope you're serious.

HeretiC
04-18-2008, 07:16 PM
Feigns an injury when he is control of the match, gets broken for the set, calls the trainer.....odds go up. Mugs like me fall hook line and sinker because of Donkey's history of retiring from matches all of a sudden. Then, final set...no signs of injury, wins in 3 sets.

Mafia = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

He wasn't in a control of a match at all. After he lead 2:0 in the second he lost the control and he was chasing Marc all the time and his service games were in danger all the time. Gicquel had 7 BP's in that set. He asked umpire for a medical at 5:5* but didn't get it until 5*:6. It was something with his wrist and obviously he was feeling the pain during the third set too. Gicquel fought really well and Kolya won only cause Marc got tired.

CyBorg
04-18-2008, 08:03 PM
A win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win

Bilbo
04-18-2008, 08:10 PM
nearly 3 million euro bet on this unimportant match. donkey matches always have the highest liquidity. 98% of all the money was placed on donkey. someone might think he never was in the position to lose this match followed by this. following this match at least 10-15% of the money should have placed on gicquel as it was looking he might win this match.

PiggyGotRoasted
04-18-2008, 08:24 PM
nearly 3 million euro bet on this unimportant match. donkey matches always have the highest liquidity. 98% of all the money was placed on donkey. someone might think he never was in the position to lose this match followed by this. following this match at least 10-15% of the money should have placed on gicquel as it was looking he might win this match.

Gicquel fixed it :mad:

Fixerr

Apemant
04-18-2008, 08:37 PM
Feigns an injury when he is control of the match, gets broken for the set, calls the trainer.....odds go up. Mugs like me fall hook line and sinker because of Donkey's history of retiring from matches all of a sudden. Then, final set...no signs of injury, wins in 3 sets.


Let me get this straight:

If he drops a set and calls a trainer:

a) if he proceeds to lose the match/retire, obviously it's a fix
b) if he turns it around and WINS the match - again, of course it could be nothing but a fix.

:devil:

Conclusion: if you drop the second set it's a sure sign the match is fixed. Never in doubt, etc etc.

Adler
04-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Time for ATP to call in Hercules Poirot or something

goldenlox
04-18-2008, 08:51 PM
The magic racket still undefeated

Kolya
04-19-2008, 02:46 AM
Was the match played in windy conditions?

rocketassist
04-19-2008, 02:50 AM
Jaap in this thread :lol: :yeah:

PiggyGotRoasted
04-19-2008, 01:17 PM
Was the match played in windy conditions?

Yeh it was really windy, or so it looked like on the tv.

*Ljubica*
04-19-2008, 01:34 PM
Yes - it was windy and it was raining - looked even worse than some of the days when I was at Estoril last year.

Karin - I watched the match on Eurosport - seems like he may have had trouble with his thumb/the tendon from his thumb to his wrist. It was difficult to tell, but he looked in pain :awww:

As for the gamblers in this thread........ :rolleyes: To put it bluntly - why don't you just STFU with your hating and vitriol for a change :angel: The guy fights back after losing the second set, and stays out there in front of very few spectators in vile conditions, when he could easily have "tanked" and gone back to a nice, warm, luxury Hotel and you still trash-talk him :rolleyes: You could tell by his body language and facial expressions that he really wanted to win out there, and he fought to the end. When any of the gamblers on here have the talent to get up off their a*ses and earn a decent living in a top quality professional sport instead of name-calling the ones that do - then maybe then they can criticise people they have never met and don't know the first thing about. Thanks.