Murray/Vallverdu def. Gasquet/Mahut: 4-6, 7-5, 10-4(CTB) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Murray/Vallverdu def. Gasquet/Mahut: 4-6, 7-5, 10-4(CTB)

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:11 PM
Nice little doubles win, given that Dani is a part time player. Wish the BBC had actually shown it, mind you.

MrExcel
06-09-2008, 09:16 PM
This Vallverdu is good... Sorry...

Seriously who is he? Never heard of him and wondering why Andy chose him?

dodoboy
06-09-2008, 09:20 PM
yeah, :)

More time on the courts :)

Quite a strong team to beat judging by just names.

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:20 PM
This Vallverdu is good... Sorry...

Seriously who is he? Never heard of him and wondering why Andy chose him?

They are good friends from Andy's time in Spain. He's a college player in the US, I think.

Are you the Virtua Tennis 3 MrExcel?

MrExcel
06-09-2008, 09:30 PM
They are good friends from Andy's time in Spain. He's a college player in the US, I think.

Are you the Virtua Tennis 3 MrExcel?

Ah right thanks :)

And yes, I am indeed! Do I know you?

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:31 PM
Ah right thanks :)

And yes, I am indeed! Do I know you?

Not really. Played you a few times. I'm Jim MacD. Ranked 3rd. I just remember you using Henman.

MrExcel
06-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Not really. Played you a few times. I'm Jim MacD. Ranked 3rd. I just remember you using Henman.

Can't say I remember... But then if you're ranked third I probably lost and don't tend to remember the loses! Hope it was close though... I'd be top 100 if it wasn't for idiots with connection problems :)

embellish
06-09-2008, 09:45 PM
Nice little doubles win, given that Dani is a part time player. Wish the BBC had actually shown it, mind you.

Completely agree. The few weeks in the year we have tennis on terrestrial TV and they opt not to show all of the matches. It wasn't even as if there was anything more important, just football classics or some such thing. It drives me mad.

dodoboy
06-09-2008, 09:45 PM
3/7 posts about the match.

Must have been exciting :)

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:48 PM
3/7 posts about the match.

Must have been exciting :)

As exciting as livescore can be. Can't really discuss performances. Seems like a good win, though. Andy and Dani remain an unbeaten doubles pairing :D

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:49 PM
Completely agree. The few weeks in the year we have tennis on terrestrial TV and they opt not to show all of the matches. It wasn't even as if there was anything more important, just football classics or some such thing. It drives me mad.

Tell me about it. I wanted to strangle Andrew Castle (more than I normally do) when they went off air.

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:51 PM
Can't say I remember... But then if you're ranked third I probably lost and don't tend to remember the loses! Hope it was close though... I'd be top 100 if it wasn't for idiots with connection problems :)

You beat me 3-1 once when I was ranked outside the top 100. You kept slicing and coming into the net with your Henman and I kept coming forward expecting the drop shot. I think we maybe played twice after that, and I won those (when I broke into the top 10).

VT3 is dying anyway. Top Spin 3 on the way, though ;)

MrExcel
06-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Tell me about it. I wanted to strangle Andrew Castle (more than I normally do) when they went off air.

He doesn't even know the rules... He thought you can put your racket across the net to hit a volley... Then Rusedski had to correct him that that's only when the ball bounces on your side and the back-spin takes it back over... I despair...

embellish
06-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Tell me about it. I wanted to strangle Andrew Castle (more than I normally do) when they went off air.

:lol: Yeah, I;ve had that urge a few times. At least it wasn't Pat Cash, although I suppose I have the joys of his commentary to look forward to :sobbing:

Clydey
06-09-2008, 09:55 PM
He doesn't even know the rules... He thought you can put your racket across the net to hit a volley... Then Rusedski had to correct him that that's only when the ball bounces on your side and the back-spin takes it back over... I despair...

Particularly shocking given that he was a professional tennis player.

scoobs
06-09-2008, 10:41 PM
Damned annoying that they couldn't leave a camera on for this match. We didn't need commentators. Given how irritating Castle and Rusedski have been all day, the silence would have been a blessed relief.

Well done to Andy and Dani The Fat (as Andy calls him).

I don't know why - from his pics, he looks in fine shape to me :)

I sorta expected Gasquet and Mahut to romp this, so a fine effort. After a shaky start, it looks like Dani pulled his weight quite nicely.

sammy01
06-09-2008, 10:52 PM
Tell me about it. I wanted to strangle Andrew Castle (more than I normally do) when they went off air.

well get in line because i wanna strangle him 1st! he is just the worst commentator ever, he is full of shit, talks like he was/is somebody and licks murrays ass so bad it makes me sick! he actualy thinks murray has improved in the last year and is where he wants to be :o

Clydey
06-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Damned annoying that they couldn't leave a camera on for this match. We didn't need commentators. Given how irritating Castle and Rusedski have been all day, the silence would have been a blessed relief.

Well done to Andy and Dani The Fat (as Andy calls him).

I don't know why - from his pics, he looks in fine shape to me :)

I sorta expected Gasquet and Mahut to romp this, so a fine effort. After a shaky start, it looks like Dani pulled his weight quite nicely.

Andy and The Fat have never actually lost. They entered 5 doubles tournaments as juniors and won four. They had to retire from the 5th one they entered. I guess they must have some chemistry.

Andi-M
06-09-2008, 11:07 PM
Damned annoying that they couldn't leave a camera on for this match. We didn't need commentators. Given how irritating Castle and Rusedski have been all day, the silence would have been a blessed relief.

:haha:

:yeah: Muzza!!!!!!

~*BGT*~
06-09-2008, 11:07 PM
Mark this day: Murray's first ever win over Gasquet. :worship: :lol:

Tom Paulman
06-09-2008, 11:11 PM
Daniel Vallverdu (VEN) career ATP record:

Singles: 1 - 3
Doubles: 2 - 1

Hasn't played a tournament in 2008 so far.

Andi-M
06-09-2008, 11:37 PM
Mark this day: Murray's first ever win over Gasquet. :worship: :lol:

I wouldnt be making too many clever comments about Gasquet lately. His ranking is going to plummet real bad in about 4 weeks time.

~*BGT*~
06-09-2008, 11:45 PM
I wouldnt be making too many clever comments about Gasquet lately. His ranking is going to plummet real bad in about 4 weeks time.

Really? :D :cool:

Bad Religion
06-10-2008, 12:06 AM
Muzza >>>> Gasqueer

Clydey
06-10-2008, 12:07 AM
Really? :D :cool:

Very possible. I don't see him repeating his semi-final appearance unless he hits another hot streak. He doesn't string enough of those performances together unfortunately.

adee-gee
06-10-2008, 12:44 AM
Vamos, take that Gasquet :rocker2: this fully makes up for that loss in Paris now :o

And I'll join in with the Andrew Castle bashing :retard:

Schu
06-10-2008, 12:54 AM
Mark this day: Murray's first ever win over Gasquet. :worship: :lol:

Got to agree with "I like Murray" (did I really say that! :eek:). Wouldn't go there BGT cuz much to my dismay I'm afraid our boy Richie will be lucky to see Top 25 by July. And even worse - Murray will be Top 8-10 :(. But Richie is due for another amazing streak and order should be restored by the end of the summer...

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 01:08 AM
:yeah:

Besides, I stated a fact. I_Like_Murray stated an opinion, wish, and prediction. :shrug:

Forehander
06-10-2008, 05:34 AM
Why isn't Gasquet teaming up with Tsonga? These two guys teaming up is incredible. I've never seen such a great doubles team ever since after the Woodies.

sheeter
06-10-2008, 05:41 AM
How did Gasquet play? Is his form seeming to return?

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 05:41 AM
Tsonga had a knee operation a few weeks ago. He won't be back until the USO at least. :sad:

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 05:51 AM
How did Gasquet play? Is his form seeming to return?

He has been training hard with his new coach. He hit with my Andy (as opposed to this Andy) and lost the TB 7-2... but the fact that it even got to a TB against Andy on grass is promising. He doesn't play singles until Wednesday so I hope to see improvement from his Hamburg match against Seppi.

sports freak
06-10-2008, 08:54 AM
Looks like Mahut wants to concentrate on singles,bad new for Pretty boy Lopez imo!

jitterbug
06-10-2008, 09:05 AM
This Vallverdu is good... Sorry...

Seriously who is he? Never heard of him and wondering why Andy chose him?

Andy's friend from Sanchez-Casal. His nickname's 'The Fat'. He's on the Venezuelan DC team, if I'm not mistaken and is a college player in the US, like Clydey pointed out.

Nathaliia
06-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Vallverdu :worship:

A folder for journalists @ Queens said 'this partnership will be an interesting experience for both,' well, I guess it was :p