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Let's have a round of applause for Julien Benneteau

Adler
06-02-2008, 04:20 PM
It was obvious he'll lose that match, but he put up a great fight in spite of having full set of matches in Casablanca plus long grueling encounters here in Paris. He still managed to produce fantastic winners and refused to bend over for Federer. Richie, take a lesson from our compatriot

Well done

Burrow
06-02-2008, 04:22 PM
lawl

Aurora
06-02-2008, 04:27 PM
:clap2::clap2::clap2:

and :nerner: @ those who said he was going to bend over

Snoo Foo
06-02-2008, 04:35 PM
:yeah:

In your face Killer Cahill!

garad
06-02-2008, 04:39 PM
Yes, he's no Verdasco...

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 05:12 PM
booo

groundstroke
06-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Good performance from him but you could expect it, he had been in a 5-setter and when he came through that I guess he was more inspired and motivated. Hopefully he'll start pushing up more.
As for Verdasco, oh dear me... He took is anal.

osalsyst
06-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Let's not and say we did.

valexie03
06-02-2008, 05:14 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/0032.gif :worship:

Forehander
06-02-2008, 05:37 PM
benneteau you lost.

dam0dred
06-02-2008, 05:45 PM
The only reason it wasn't an embarrassing blowout is because Federer was awful.

No applause from me.

Blondie1985
06-02-2008, 05:46 PM
Yes, he's no Verdasco...


and he's no almagro the Clown ("oh rafa, u r my number one!!! go get roger")

scoobs
06-02-2008, 06:02 PM
Applause for doing his job and trying to win the match?

Well okay but - isn't that what opponents are supposed to do? Am I missing something?

groundstroke
06-02-2008, 06:04 PM
and he's no almagro the Clown ("oh rafa, u r my number one!!! go get roger")
Nadal has defeated Almagro twice? Not "clownish" at all.

tennisfan444
06-02-2008, 06:04 PM
Bravo!

Frooty_Bazooty
06-02-2008, 06:12 PM
ok fair enough that he stayed close to federer in all of the sets, but getting broke all 3 times right at the end of the set. you would thought he would have been able to make it to one tiebreak at least

Fumus
06-02-2008, 06:33 PM
Is it just me or was the first week of RG this year more boring than usual? No notable upsets, no telling moments, or dramatic fifth set finales. The top seeds cruised for the most part without being tested. MTF usually sensationalizes every moment of a slam, but I know things are bad when there's an "applause thread" to recognize the effort of Julien Benneteau. Sure he gave a great effort, yea, it was good match, but do we really have nothing else to talk about?

WEEK 2 please bring us more.

scoobs
06-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Is it just me or was the first week of RG this year more boring than usual? No notable upsets, no telling moments, or dramatic fifth set finales. The top seeds cruised for the most part without being tested. MTF usually sensationalizes every moment of a slam, but I know things are bad when there's an "applause thread" to recognize the effort of Julien Benneteau. Sure he gave a great effort, yea, it was good match, but do we really have nothing else to talk about?

WEEK 2 please bring us more.
I struggle to see where the good matches are going to come from.

shotgun
06-02-2008, 06:42 PM
He overachieved big time in this tournament.

elessar
06-02-2008, 06:44 PM
I struggle to see where the good matches are going to come from.
So do I :sad:
I think we've been spoiled with the first week of the AO this year.

Fumus
06-02-2008, 06:55 PM
So do I :sad:
I think we've been spoiled with the first week of the AO this year.

I think you are right, it was like everyday at AO there were awesome matches, that was pure entertainment. Reason number 9989873421 why AO is my favorite grand slam.

The men's field is much closer on hard court than they are on clay. This RG has just been particularly boring however.

Might I also note that the opinions/thoughts expressed in this thread could have been done just as easily in the post match thread.

tennis2tennis
06-02-2008, 07:02 PM
Applause for doing his job and trying to win the match?

Well okay but - isn't that what opponents are supposed to do? Am I missing something?

now there you go applying logic to mtf again

Adler
06-03-2008, 05:39 PM
* bump *

Saw Nadal-Almagro? That's what this thread was about - about fighting hard and not being discouraged

Fumus
06-03-2008, 06:03 PM
* bump *

Saw Nadal-Almagro? That's what this thread was about - about fighting hard and not being discouraged

Incorrect this thread was about how boring RG is this year, you're looking at the micro picture...

Adler
06-03-2008, 06:30 PM
you're looking at the micro picture...
Probably. Still, I was pleased to see Julien running like a chased rabbit

RickDaStick
06-03-2008, 06:35 PM
No thanks. He is perhaps the biggest mug on tour

Fumus
06-03-2008, 07:22 PM
Probably. Still, I was pleased to see Julien running like a chased rabbit

Again, I'm a broken record for if matches were competitive you wouldn't be talking about the guys who gave a good losing effort, youde talking about how holy fucking shit crazy that match was. You see?

Anyways, yes...Julien showed good heart out there. Which is as you said admirable, even by non-French or Bennett fans.