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RG R4: Almagro def. Chardy 7-6, 7-6, 7-5

Okonsky
06-01-2008, 07:42 PM
No more fairytale for Chardy. He missed his chances but Almagro was good enough for him.

Adler
06-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Almagro kept his head cool, this was the x-factor. Never thought I may see Almagro being that strong psychologically. Well done el Cabezon

TMJordan
06-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Chardy is your average brainless Frenchman.

Almagro will get ripped next round.

Set points in all 3 sets, doesn't even win a set.

TheBoiledEgg
06-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Jeremy :sad: had sps in all sets i think

Nacho
06-01-2008, 07:44 PM
I know nico saved set points in the first 2 sets, but I'm not sure if he saved a set point in the 3rd too?

HeretiC
06-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Jeremy had SP's in every set. Instead of winning in straights he lost in straights. I am not sure if he was so unlucky or Mucho too lucky, or both.

arm
06-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Lucky one Almagro. You stand no chance next round. :sad:

TMJordan
06-01-2008, 07:45 PM
2 set points in the 1st set, 3 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd.

:retard:

Pixie
06-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Good match if you like hard-hitting players.

Jérémy had 2 SP in the first, 3 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd though he solely had his chances in the second given Almagro was a service machine.

Still a great tournament for Jérémy who will remember this RG for a long time :yeah:

Adler
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Jeremy had SP's in every set. Instead of winning in straights he lost in straights. I am not sure if he was so unlucky or Mucho too lucky, or both.
In the 1st set, Nico saved the 1st one with a winning serve and the 2nd with a winning in-out forehand that fast that ypu could hardly see the ball

Nacho
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
well then we can say nico has improved his mental strenght :yeah:

Puschkin
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
2 set points in the 1st set, 3 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd.

How could Chardy have had a set-point in the third? :rolleyes: Almagro broke him at 5-5 to go ahead 6-5 and then served out.

scarecrows
06-01-2008, 07:47 PM
what the hell did Almagro do in the end of the match? like combing his hair gesture :confused:

elessar
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
Great tournament for Chardy, he has nothing to be ashamed of :worship:

Mucho really awful BP conversion but some incredibly clutch serving on SPs, pretty nice match.

finishingmove
06-01-2008, 07:48 PM
brainjob

scarecrows
06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
How could Chardy have had a set-point in the third? :rolleyes: Almagro broke him at 5-5 to go ahead 6-5 and then served out.

at 5-4, doh

Jim Jones
06-01-2008, 07:51 PM
what the hell did Almagro do in the end of the match? like combing his hair gesture :confused:
Actually he as pretending to shave off his hair. Probably made a bet with a person from his entourage, that person lost the bet and he will have to shave off his hair. :)

Almagro is the ace leader in this tournament!

Puschkin
06-01-2008, 07:51 PM
Chardy is your average brainless Frenchman.
but much better to watch than the average brainy Spaniard.

ranaldo
06-01-2008, 07:51 PM
Amazing stuff from both. But still why doe Almagro stand so far behind the baseline. He was just getting stabbed with the wide serves to his backhand. I'm sure his coach is ok with that since he's been playing like that from the beggining of RG but i can't find an explanation.

Nacho
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
LOL :lol:

Puschkin
06-01-2008, 07:52 PM
at 5-4, doh
:o I must have missed that one:

elessar
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
EDITED : because Jim Jones is a moron :)

l_mac
06-01-2008, 07:53 PM
How could Chardy have had a set-point in the third? :rolleyes: Almagro broke him at 5-5 to go ahead 6-5 and then served out.

He had one at 30-40 on Almagro's serve *4-5.

Congrats to Almagro for reaching the quarters.

Pixie
06-01-2008, 07:54 PM
:o I must have missed that one:

Almagro made an ace at 4*-5 30-40.

Sjengster
06-01-2008, 07:55 PM
At least if he keeps up this serving he stands a decent chance of winning 3 games in more than one set against Nadal.

Alex999
06-01-2008, 07:57 PM
Chardy hit 74 UE, lol. Well done Almagro.

zicofirol
06-01-2008, 07:58 PM
chardy living up the to french tennis player tradition...

m9m9m9m9m9
06-01-2008, 08:06 PM
I will give that Chardy dude a break. He is so inexperienced and clay doesn't seem to be his best surface.
But from what I've seen in the 1st set, both players were beyond horrible.

Deivid23
06-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Congrats Mucho and excellent tournament for Chardy, maybe it was just too much to ask to stay cool at the key points in both tiebreakers

Okonsky
06-01-2008, 08:10 PM
I will give that Chardy dude a break. He is so inexperienced and clay doesn't seem to be his best surface.


Thank God somebody said that.

Ivanatis
06-01-2008, 08:14 PM
although I dislike Almagro, I have to say he deserved that win

Chardy just didn't take his chances:(

Bilbo
06-01-2008, 08:17 PM
unlucky for Chardy

he could have won this match. it shows how good he can be even though he lost today.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-01-2008, 09:27 PM
a purrrrrr-fect day! All the French OUT, won all my bets :spit:

Uraitan
06-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Good win Almagro ... :banana:

Horatio Caine
06-01-2008, 10:24 PM
what the hell did Almagro do in the end of the match? like combing his hair gesture :confused:

:lol: Didn't see any tennis today, but after he bet Murray he made a gesture which looked like he was either sucking on a dildo or brushing his teeth. :spit: The guy is a total nut-job. :lol:

Credit to Jeremy for making a good match of this...thought he would run Mucho close.

rhinooooo
06-01-2008, 10:53 PM
Q. After the match point, you combed your hair and also suck your thumb. To whom that gesture was aimed at, and what was the meaning of it?

NICOLAS ALMAGRO: (From Spanish) Well, the hair, that was a bet that I had with my team. It was a bet. So now I won. At least they're going to lose the hair, and this is something I kept telling them every day.

I said, Everything goes through my hands and my legs, and if I could play the way I've been playing on clay for a while, I could make it, and I don't know if they believed it or not. Yet tomorrow, I'll shave the head.

As for my thumb, as for three people who will be mothers. One for Conchita Martinez, the wife of my manager. She just had a baby. The other is for my sister‑in‑law who just gave birth to baby Lucia. The other was for Sandra, the wife of one of my friends.

Q. So does that mean you'll be bald when you face Nadal? You'll have no hair?

NICOLAS ALMAGRO: My family, not me. I have this hair. No more.

(...)

Q. Are you going to shave the heads of other people, or are you going to shave your head, as well?

NICOLAS ALMAGRO: No, my head is far too big for people to be able to shave it. (laughter.)


:haha::haha:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2008-06-01/200806011212351264953.html

Whole press conference is pretty good. He's sounding very confident and has mentioned his mental maturity. I think it's been on show the whole year, from the win in Acapulco to that crazy match with Youzhny. There's a real stability now.

osalsyst
06-01-2008, 11:03 PM
He's sounding very confident and has mentioned his mental maturity. I think it's been on show the whole year, from the win in Acapulco to that crazy match with Youzhny. There's a real stability now.

I'm not so sure about that. He lost that Youzhny match after serving for it and he lost that Valencia final after serving for it twice. I don't think much has changed for him. Having said that, I hope he can beat Nadal or at least give him a good fight.

scoobs
06-01-2008, 11:08 PM
He's been doing a correspondence course at the Radek Stepanek School of Tennis Match Finishing Moves.

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Rado would never pull stupid signs like those. Please respect him.

scoobs
06-01-2008, 11:13 PM
Rado would never pull stupid signs like those. Please respect him.
Yes he would. And no I won't.

rhinooooo
06-01-2008, 11:14 PM
I'm not so sure about that. He lost that Youzhny match after serving for it and he lost that Valencia final after serving for it twice. I don't think much has changed for him. Having said that, I hope he can beat Nadal or at least give him a good fight.

I'll definitely give you the Ferrer match in Valencia. However, just the sheer ridiculousness of the situation in the Youzhny match - I thought he coped well in the sense that he stayed calm. Ordinarily, I'd have expected him to be shouting, and generally acting a c**t. He didn't lose his temper, and I think that's a big positive.

Voo de Mar
06-01-2008, 11:20 PM
2 set points in the 1st set, 3 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd.

:retard:

Probably first match since Wimbledon 1998 when a player has lost a match having set points in all three losing sets:
Wimbledon '98: Ivanisevic def. Siemerink 7-6(10) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) (SP's 4, 1, 2)

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Yes he would. And no I won't.

:rolleyes:

scoobs
06-01-2008, 11:29 PM
:rolleyes:

:hug:

GlennMirnyi
06-01-2008, 11:44 PM
When he goes back to the top 10 you'll respect him.

scoobs
06-01-2008, 11:48 PM
When he goes back to the top 10 you'll respect him.
No I won't.

Neely
06-02-2008, 12:00 AM
Only the 4th time in Roland Garros open era history that a match ended 7-6 7-6 7-5.

I thought it would be few matches, but I wouldn't have believed that so few matches ended with this score pattern :eek:

1985: R128, Jan Gunnarsson def. Patrice Kuchna 7-6 7-6 7-5
1987: R64, Eric Winogradsky def. Stefan Edberg 7-6 7-6 7-5
1999: R64, Chris Woodruff def. Nicolas Lapentti 7-6(2) 7-6(5) 7-5

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scoobs
06-02-2008, 12:02 AM
How did you look that up? Seems like a somewhat obscure stat to have to hand.

Lee
06-02-2008, 12:03 AM
Lucky one Almagro. You stand no chance next round. :sad:

I only hope he will do better than another Spainard today :tape:

Neely
06-02-2008, 12:12 AM
How did you look that up? Seems like a somewhat obscure stat to have to hand.
I'm not sure if you can search that anywhere, but I built my own database for that which should contain almost all matches which are on atptennis.com.
Obscure yes, but I thought if Voo told us some days ago that we have four times in RG history a 7-6 7-6 7-6 score, I would tell you now how many times we had another rare score pattern like 7-6 7-6 7-5 :lol:

Voo de Mar
06-02-2008, 12:14 AM
1985: R128, Jan Gunnarsson def. Patrice Kuchna 7-6 7-6 7-5
1987: R64, Eric Winogradsky def. Stefan Edberg 7-6 7-6 7-5


I don't know tie-breaks from the first match, but in the second one there was (7-4) & (7-5)

:wavey:

scoobs
06-02-2008, 12:14 AM
I'm not sure if you can search that anywhere, but I built my own database for that which should contain almost all matches which are on atptennis.com.
Obscure yes, but I thought if Voo told us some days ago that we have four times in RG history a 7-6 7-6 7-6 score, I would tell you now how many times we had another rare score pattern like 7-6 7-6 7-5 :lol:
That's dedication for you :)

Neely
06-02-2008, 12:21 AM
I don't know tie-breaks from the first match, but in the second one there was (7-4) & (7-5)

:wavey:
thanks, tiebreak pro!

The tiebreak scores of one match remain unknown, but 7-0 and 9-7 tiebreaks should be pretty seldom in the same match and this would make the Almagro/Chardy match twice as unique in some way ;)

Knightmace
06-02-2008, 01:01 AM
Good run for Almagro, bye in the QF though.

Smash.
06-02-2008, 01:08 AM
Nicolas:rocker2:

RAStennis
06-02-2008, 01:34 AM
:(

Merton
06-02-2008, 01:34 AM
An excellent match and clear signs of Almagro maturing mentally in this match. Chardy clearly had his chances but on the other hand Almagro could have won more easily. Hopefully Chardy will now follow through his performance here.

GlennMirnyi
06-02-2008, 03:43 AM
No I won't.

To respect a player he must be your usual pretty mama's boy or a moonballer/grinder? :rolleyes:

Grinder
06-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Good to see Nico put Chardy away, Chardy has no business being in the fourth round of a slam.

Action Jackson
06-02-2008, 05:01 AM
In the 1st set, Nico saved the 1st one with a winning serve and the 2nd with a winning in-out forehand that fast that ypu could hardly see the ball

Don't let that get in the way. Of course to the intelligentsia this means Chardy choked.

martine2
06-02-2008, 08:02 AM
Good to see Nico put Chardy away, Chardy has no business being in the fourth round of a slam.

:rolleyes: I prefer to say credit to him for playing a great tournament

CooCooCachoo
06-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Chardy is your average brainless Frenchman.

Almagro will get ripped next round.

Set points in all 3 sets, doesn't even win a set.

That's why he thinks out a clear strategy every match, and sticks to it :confused: :retard:

scoobs
06-02-2008, 11:36 AM
To respect a player he must be your usual pretty mama's boy or a moonballer/grinder? :rolleyes:
Nope.

Bazooka
06-02-2008, 03:34 PM
Did any of you see the incident when a spectator called "out" on one of Almagro's aces in the tie break? the serve had to be repeated, and Chardy won the point, getting a set point (which he obviously lost).

Also, I think Chardy was very stupid throwing his racquet in anger when losing 2nd set, the racquet bounced on the net and could have hit Almagro. I would have liked to see the crowd reaction if it had happened the other way.

Neely
06-02-2008, 03:43 PM
Also, I think Chardy was very stupid throwing his racquet in anger when losing 2nd set, the racquet bounced on the net and could have hit Almagro. I would have liked to see the crowd reaction if it had happened the other way.
Oh dear, that would have been a shrilling whistle concert if Almagra had done that. Depending upon the player, it's sometimes already too much if a player only looks(!) - not even challenges the mark - again at close mark. A racket throw like that of Almagro, and he would have gotten a big treatment, that's sure.

BTW, from Chardy's point of view the reaction losing this set point with an unlucky netcord like this was understandable somehow to me. Better of course if the racket had not made it over the net to Almagro or near anybody else, but at least there was some distance between them and it bounced first, thus it would not have been a direct hit.