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US hardcourt season 2008

Via
07-08-2008, 08:12 AM
don't really know what tournaments he will be playing, thanks to his shocking ranking for a few weeks. the first one he's committed to is qualifying at toronto masters, july 21.

he may enter new haven (week after olympics) direct as the entry list has not come out. but then again, maybe he's hoping for great things in beijing, and will not play until at the us open the week after new haven.

that's my brief introduction :p

higherlaw
07-08-2008, 01:34 PM
don't really know what tournaments he will be playing, thanks to his shocking ranking for a few weeks. the first one he's committed to is qualifying at toronto masters, july 21.

he may enter new haven (week after olympics) direct as the entry list has not come out. but then again, maybe he's hoping for great things in beijing, and will not play until at the us open the week after new haven.

that's my brief introduction :p

Thanks...I saw he wasn't entered in any US tournaments (does Toronto count?), but after "Coach Nolwenn" said, "Après les vacances, il va pouvoir attaquer la tournée américaine avec beaucoup d'envie. La machine est relancée !", I was hopeful!:D

Bobble
07-08-2008, 02:45 PM
Wish he would get here for the us open tour, he could really turn his season around even more. I understand that the olympics is first priority for him though

soulage
07-08-2008, 09:59 PM
don't really know what tournaments he will be playing, thanks to his shocking ranking for a few weeks. the first one he's committed to is qualifying at toronto masters, july 21.

he may enter new haven (week after olympics) direct as the entry list has not come out. but then again, maybe he's hoping for great things in beijing, and will not play until at the us open the week after new haven.

that's my brief introduction :p
Indeed, He's on the Qualifying list of Cincinnati and on the direct entry list of New Haven.

Hope he'll doing well in these tough and uncertain qualifying rounds and for New Haven, Beijing's results will decide !

Via
07-09-2008, 01:26 PM
Thanks...I saw he wasn't entered in any US tournaments (does Toronto count?), but after "Coach Nolwenn" said, "Après les vacances, il va pouvoir attaquer la tournée américaine avec beaucoup d'envie. La machine est relancée !", I was hopeful!:D

:lol: of course toronto belongs to the 'US hardcort season' ... (no canadians around here?)

Indeed, He's on the Qualifying list of Cincinnati and on the direct entry list of New Haven.

Hope he'll doing well in these tough and uncertain qualifying rounds and for New Haven, Beijing's results will decide !

yes, i was so one day early for those updated lists :p

(:secret: my sister who's in beijing, has tickets to friday that week, ie. the singles semis... but also the men's doubles bronze medal play-off. think she has a chance seeing our man?)

Marine
07-10-2008, 03:59 PM
(:secret: my sister who's in beijing, has tickets to friday that week, ie. the singles semis... but also the men's doubles bronze medal play-off. think she has a chance seeing our man?)

no, because they won't have to play "just" for bronze :p
your sister is very lucky !

Via
07-19-2008, 07:38 AM
no, because they won't have to play "just" for bronze :p
your sister is very lucky !

:lol: realistically... any medal should be welcome!

news update: arnaud is now confirmed in toronto's qualie draw. in order to qualify, he will have to get through this group

5 CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
6 MARCHENKO, Ilia UKR
7 POKRAJAC, Milan CAN
8 FALLA, Alejandro COL

not the most threatening names... not many better players outside the cut-off want to try their luck at qualifying. he'd better make it through :toothy:

soulage
07-19-2008, 11:17 AM
A weak qualifying field in Toronto !

If Marchenko doesn't seem to be a threatening player, Falla is not the easiest to beat ! Which Arnaud will be on court? The one of Wimbledon or an other ?

Hangdog
07-19-2008, 05:57 PM
Good victory over Marchenko 6-4 6-0 :) although according to the statistics it took Arnaud almost 1.5 hours. And the next opponent is indeed Falla. But isn't he a claycourter? :scratch:

Via
07-20-2008, 01:52 AM
Good victory over Marchenko 6-4 6-0 :) although according to the statistics it took Arnaud almost 1.5 hours. And the next opponent is indeed Falla. But isn't he a claycourter? :scratch:

and arnaud is a grass court specialist! lol

come on arnaud :)

Via
07-21-2008, 01:34 AM
looks like sunday's matches had been rained out... but i can't really find info anywhere, nor can i find any quali match schedule for monday :(

arnaud and micka are playing doubles though and will be on court monday. i think they're playing roddick and fish? too many players are trying to get their hard court form quick :)

Hangdog
07-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Seems it wasn't easy but fortunately Arnaud did it :) 5-7 6-3 6-2. Now let's hope they won't place him vs Simon. Or Cilic :tape:

Via
07-22-2008, 12:45 AM
:yeah:

he's in the draw at a Q v Q slot... guess who is the other qualifier? none other than bjorkman:rolls: luckily our man is mean and nasty and he won't hesitate to kill him a second time, if he can.

higherlaw
07-22-2008, 01:08 AM
M Fish (USA) / A Roddick (USA) d A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) 76(6) 62

:rolleyes: Doesn't seem fair that Arnaud and Mika both had singles matches today also.

Via
07-22-2008, 07:04 AM
oh dear, i didn't see that match result at all this morning.

as for having both singles and doubles... that couldn't be helped when the schedule had been threatened by rain (also the fact that they aren't top players)

Truc
07-22-2008, 07:13 AM
I haven’t read at all in Arnaud’s forum lately, so it might be old news, but I had no idea he was not working anymore with Bruno! He says in L'Equipe today they had decided for a long time already to stop after Wimbledon, they thought again about it when he did so well in Wimbledon, but stuck with their decision. He has no coach atm.

CLÉMENT SE QUALIFIE EN SOLO. – Arnaud Clément est désormais sans Bruno, son entraîneur de frère, mais pas sans ambition. Hier, après avoir cédé la première manche au Colombien Falla, il a renversé la vapeur pour s’imposer 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 et gagner ainsi son ticket pour le grand tableau. « On avait décidé il y a quelque temps, racontait l’Aixois, de se séparer après Wimbledon. Mais après ce qui s’est passé là-bas, on s’est quand même reposé la question. Mais voilà, tous les deux, on en est resté à notre décision initiale, celle de mettre un terme à une formidable collaboration. Sincèrement, je crois que jamais je n’aurais réussi à faire un quart de finale à “Wim” sans lui. » Sans solution de rechange à court terme, Arnaud Clément est bien décidé à surfer sur la vague de son exploit anglais. « Je sens que, depuis, j’ai un truc en plus. »

Kezzi
07-22-2008, 02:39 PM
I didn't know at all! Arno also didn't say anything when he was alone in Rosmalen and I asked where Bruno was...

Let's hope that they might reconsider in a few weeks :sad:

Hangdog
07-22-2008, 07:57 PM
M Fish (USA) / A Roddick (USA) d A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) 76(6) 62
:rolleyes:
I followed the end of the first set, the Frenchies easily held their serve and then at the TB were one or even two mini-breaks up, but afterwards they lost 4 points in a row, were down *4-6, saved one match ball and then at *5-6 the match was interrupted by rain.

CLÉMENT SE QUALIFIE EN SOLO.
:eek: What a shocking news, and just a few weeks before the beginning of the OL! Though it looks a bit like "déjà vu", I believe in the end of 2004 there was a similar story when Arnaud left the Top 100 and everything went wrong, he decided to change a coach and he switched from Remi back to Bruno.

Anyway I don't think having no coach will help him, hopefully he finds one soon or Bruno comes back...

barbottin
07-22-2008, 09:16 PM
Nolwenn seems to be such a great supporter that maybe she will coach him :D or at least she will travel with him until he find a new coach

Kezzi
07-22-2008, 09:31 PM
I thought about that too, but I think Nolwenn also has other things to do than just travel with Arno. A career like hers isn't something you can put aside for a few months. Although it would be really great if she does travel with him untill he finds a new coach :D

Maybe he can share Thierry Tulasne with Gilles :p 2 of my fav players with 1 of my fav coaches :D Ofcourse Bruno will stay my no. 1 coach. I gave him a button with that in writing, so I can't change my opinion even if I wanted to :lol: and that was also the last time I saw Bruno irl :sad:

Does anyone know why they decided that Bruno isn't his coach anymore? Does he have other plans?

Via
07-23-2008, 12:25 AM
oh no..... bjorkman has got one back at arnaud! 63 36 60 !!!! lol :sobbing:

as for the coach... i'd like to add my vote for nolwenn too but only when tongue is in cheek :p

my guess is they made the decision some time ago, when arnaud was doing absolutely crap, and bruno would rather take a real job :shrug:

well arnaud is back at doing badly so it's perhaps better left at that.

sandy83S
07-23-2008, 09:59 AM
I read yesterday that Bruno certainly will take again his trade of professor of tennis in Aix in Provence! he wants to find 3a calmer life3! but He specified that his relationship with his brother is excellent and he will continue has to be behind him like he always has was!
On the other hand he speaks a possible bringing together Arnaud with the " TEAM Lagardère" .

for the moment this is that rumours…. :rolleyes:

the return to the competition for French whose Arnaud and Mika were hard! it there has more than 2 French out of 8

Marine
07-23-2008, 05:28 PM
wow, just back from holiday and so big news to read ! :eek:
I'm sad, bruno / arnaud was the best team for me.
Not easy to find a new coach. I like Eric Deblicker, he was one of his forst coaches, so why not ?

Team Lagardère ? Which means Arnaud moving to Paris ??
Well, funny to imagine him in Paris, lui l'aixois (lol), but not that surprising in fact, it's a good choice: almost all the french players train in lagardere team, even camille...lol
And of course, it would be easier in his private life to be more often in Paris ;)

Kezzi
07-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Professor of tennis, it sounds funny :lol:
I would love to take a lesson in that class :angel: :p
I always wonder what jobs people take after a life of tennis. Ofcourse teaching tennis is the most logical, but on the other hand I can imagine they really want something else.

I'm happy their relationship is still very good, I can't imagine them fighting :p They are so sweet together, as Marine said, Bruno/Arno is the best team :D

Shall we start a petition or something to get Nolwenn to have a career change? :p
Maybe she can coach the lagardere team :lol:

Marine
07-23-2008, 10:11 PM
I don't know if Arnaud had time to prepare Toronto ... the last week he still was in France, at Nicolas Escudé's wedding in Megève (French alps) :lol:


Nicolas Escudé a connu une carrière tennistique en dents de scie, malgré beaucoup de talent. Entre victoires précieuses et blessures à répétition, sa trajectoire de champion n'a pas toujours été au beau fixe, mais heureusement, côté coeur, aujourd'hui il voit la vie en rose !

En effet, l'ancien tennisman (qui a pris sa retraite sportive en mai 2006 après deux saisons blanches pour cause de blessure à l'épaule), s'est marié samedi dernier avec sa compagne Séverine, la mère de sa fille Mahaut née en 2005 !

Entre la mairie de Megève et l'église, les invités étaient fous de joie pour les jeunes amoureux, parmi lesquels : l'entraineur de l'équipe de France de Coupe Davis Guy Forget, le tennisman français Mickaël Llodra, Arnaud Clément (qui a fait une superbe quinzaine à Wimbledon) qui était accompagné de sa compagne, la très belle chanteuse Nolwenn Leroy, somptueuse en tailleur bleu.

Toute la petite bande a fêté l'événement comme il se doit en s'amusant toute la nuit.

Pour rappel, le principal fait de gloire sportif de Nicolas Escudé est d'avoir apporté le point décisif de la victoire de la France face à l'Australie en finale de la Coupe Davis en 2001.

A noter qu'il s'agit de son deuxième mariage, il s'était déjà uni à Axelle avec qui il a eu un petit Léopold.






Next tounament ?

Via
07-23-2008, 11:38 PM
ok then i take it that he gave up his hardcourt preparation for the sake of his good friend (since everyone only marries once :devil: )

he should turn up at cincy for qualies, i think.

yup it all makes sense now... bruno going back to aix for a normal life (maybe getting married himself ;)) and arnaud joining everybody else in paris :)

soulage
07-24-2008, 08:14 PM
On the other hand he speaks a possible bringing together Arnaud with the " TEAM Lagardère"
Arnaud who could train in Team Lagardere ! What a strange idea :confused:

With no coach i don't know what can happen to him but if Bruno prefers to come back to "real life" it's surely a good decision for him. But a bagel against Bjorkman is a little bit "funny" for a guy who feels that's he got something "more" since Wimbledon :angel:

Anyway, Arnaud is happy, as he said in l'Equipe today, he decided to visit the "Niagara Falls" lol. He saw a board where it was written that it was about 130 kms to reach them so he will go because he doesn't know if he will come back in this tournament ( thinks to retire ? )

About the bagel, he gets no physical problem and for him Bjorkman made a " mutant" set lol The most important for him was to reach the main draw

After Tourism he should go in Cincinatti

Marine
07-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Anyway, Arnaud is happy, as he said in l'Equipe today, he decided to visit the "Niagara Falls" lol. He saw a board where it was written that it was about 130 kms to reach them so he will go because he doesn't know if he will come back in this tournament ( thinks to retire ? )

About the bagel, he gets no physical problem and for him Bjorkman made a " mutant" set lol The most important for him was to reach the main draw

After Tourism he should go in Cincinatti

No, it sounds just typically "arnaud" lol

Kezzi
07-24-2008, 10:15 PM
Yeah, and it would also be a quick change of mind, because in 's-Herto he was absolutely sure about not wanting to retire anytime soon :p

I think it's funny how he said it, because he really doesn't have to be at a tournament to visit places :lol:

Marine
07-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Tennismen are not just machines, I think it's a bit stupid to travel as much and not taking the time to visit these great places.
I even wonder why he ever didn't see Niagara falls before, for all these years on the tour !

(ps: if only he could find again my earring I lost there in...1995 :unsure::mad:)

Via
07-24-2008, 11:06 PM
he's taking things easy these days. when he loses, no worries, he'll go sightseeing ;)

i suppose back in the 90s he might have the time but not the money to enjoy life this way. and then he's busy playing tennis and making money.

retirement mentality may really be setting in ... :scared:

Via
07-24-2008, 11:14 PM
check out his latest court antics on this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7390948&postcount=1

:tape:

kukka
07-25-2008, 10:54 AM
How nice that Arnaud visited the Niagara Falls. :D I'm also going there (on my holidays after a congress in Ithaca, NY) for couple of days. I'm looking forward that. I've also planned to go to US Open qualies for a day when we'll be in NYC. Maybe a small small chance to see Arnaud there if he decides to come there early to practice. ;)

Elina

sandy83S
07-25-2008, 04:40 PM
the Niagara falls is a place to be visited! I understand that Arnaud makes a visit! it is funny elsewhere he is never to go front

concerning does his future trainer, have there a news?

soulage
07-25-2008, 06:59 PM
Arnaud must be in Cincinnati now if he foud the road

We can notice that the # 76 enters the main draw of Cincy :eek: ! The qualifying list is also very weak this week : direct entry goes until # 400 and of course Arnaud will be the first seed but I wait for the draw because there is still some good players in the list !!

Kezzi
07-25-2008, 08:47 PM
check out his latest court antics on this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7390948&postcount=1

:tape:
What Haas said is funny :lol:
And the one about the footfault :p

soulage
07-27-2008, 12:18 AM
He won 6-2 / 6-4 today and will try to reach the main draw tomorrow afternoon against Stoppini.

In doubles they gets Fish / Isner, tough match probably but before OG a win for the team would be a good idea because they got no win since Davis Cup.

Via
07-27-2008, 01:28 AM
thanks soulage :worship: you're most dependable with the news these days

How nice that Arnaud visited the Niagara Falls. :D I'm also going there (on my holidays after a congress in Ithaca, NY) for couple of days. I'm looking forward that. I've also planned to go to US Open qualies for a day when we'll be in NYC. Maybe a small small chance to see Arnaud there if he decides to come there early to practice. ;)

Elina

have fun elina :wavey: good luck with finding arnaud and others in new york.

Arnaud must be in Cincinnati now if he foud the road

We can notice that the # 76 enters the main draw of Cincy :eek: ! The qualifying list is also very weak this week : direct entry goes until # 400 and of course Arnaud will be the first seed but I wait for the draw because there is still some good players in the list !!

why is cincy so unpopular? :confused: don't those top players have to find good excuses for not playing?

sandy83S
07-27-2008, 03:31 PM
Bruno Clément will marry, it is why he takes again a calmer life! :)

Marine
07-27-2008, 05:46 PM
oh really ?? Where did you read it ? Good for him ;)
Yes, probably if he wants to start a family it's better to have a normal life.

soulage
07-27-2008, 09:16 PM
It was not a good day for Arnaud Today, Stoppini is over # 250 and Arnaud lost 1st set 4-6 whereas he got one ball to lead 4-1 and lost second set 4-6 whereas he got the break early in this set ! Awful defeat against a weak opponent who :rolleyes:

He's very ..... sometimes :o but we know that he's now a grass player even if he has something more in his game since Wim :p

Hope they'll win, at least, one match in doubles :devil: or he can always make tourism in Ohio :drive:

He lost also some points in these two tournaments, only 28 points this year against 70 last years in the both Summer Master Series!

soulage
07-27-2008, 09:54 PM
check out his latest court antics on this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7390948&postcount=1
Sometimes he can be kind and funny

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1461/kungfupd9.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kungfupd9.jpg)

I guess that today with his ugly match, it was not a funny day for ball kids :devil:

Marine
07-27-2008, 10:44 PM
I guess that today with his ugly match, it was not a funny day for ball kids :devil:

What is he doing on the pic ??? A ninja attack ? LOL

Via
07-28-2008, 12:35 AM
now this is what i call a bad loss :o what excuse can he have ???

he and micka are getting fish (again) and isner. it doesn't look good, and i'd imagine their confidence is pretty low too. we should send them (or just arnaud) a lonely planet guide on ohio, as soulage has suggested.

but congrats! to bruno :D

higherlaw
07-28-2008, 04:08 PM
What is he doing on the pic ??? A ninja attack ? LOL

That's hilarious!! I'm sure it will make the 'Funny Fotos' thread. The poor ballgirl.

now this is what i call a bad loss :o what excuse can he have ???

he and micka are getting fish (again) and isner. it doesn't look good, and i'd imagine their confidence is pretty low too. we should send them (or just arnaud) a lonely planet guide on ohio, as soulage has suggested.

but congrats! to bruno :D

I think I read that Nolwenn lived in Ohio during her time in the US, so maybe they'll go visit the family she lived with. (BTW, Ohio has a reputation as a boring place!)

Who is Bruno marrying, anyone out there know? Maybe it's Kezzi and she hasn't told us lol.:devil: She better invite us all to the wedding...

soulage
07-28-2008, 05:21 PM
now this is what i call a bad loss :o what excuse can he have ???
No excuse :devil:

His little confident gained on grass should be down now :rolleyes:

The Kung-Fu pictures are extracted of pictures thread :

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/670/a1wv2.th.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=a1wv2.jpg)http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9084/a2fc6.th.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=a2fc6.jpg)

Marine
07-28-2008, 07:17 PM
No excuse :devil:

His little confident gained on grass should be down now :rolleyes:



No, sure he found something to visit in Ohio...ugh... no, higherlaw is probably right, it seems to be a boring state. :tape::p

And yes, I read too she spent one year in Cincy at 16, congrats sherlock holmes :lol: But I don't think she's with him in the us, she makes some summer festivals in france i think. And I don't think Bruno still coaches him during this short us tour, so I suppose arnaud is alone, the transition is not easy as we can notice it with his last results... :unsure:
Anyway he's so much focused on the OG that he doesn't care about these tournaments.

(I 'd be more at ease if Bruno could join him in Beijing during the competition)

Pepi.
07-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Arnaud :sad: :sad:

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:37 PM
Sometimes he can be kind and funny

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1461/kungfupd9.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kungfupd9.jpg)

I guess that today with his ugly match, it was not a funny day for ball kids :devil:
Thanks for posting this! :worship: I love this pic, it's from the match against Becker in Rosmalen. Arno was hilarious :haha:

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:37 PM
What is he doing on the pic ??? A ninja attack ? LOL
He actually was doing that :rolls:

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:43 PM
Bruno Clément will marry, it is why he takes again a calmer life! :)
Really? :D
Congratulations Bruno! :bounce: :smooch:

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:45 PM
oh really ?? Where did you read it ? Good for him ;)
Yes, probably if he wants to start a family it's better to have a normal life.
His children will be very pretty with a good looking father like Bruno and a handsome uncle like Arno :p
Let's hope we get to see pics someday ;)

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:48 PM
That's hilarious!! I'm sure it will make the 'Funny Fotos' thread. The poor ballgirl.

I think I read that Nolwenn lived in Ohio during her time in the US, so maybe they'll go visit the family she lived with. (BTW, Ohio has a reputation as a boring place!)

Who is Bruno marrying, anyone out there know? Maybe it's Kezzi and she hasn't told us lol.:devil: She better invite us all to the wedding...
It was meant for the linesman, not the ballgirl ;)
Really funny to see Arno trying to get the man to react and he just didn't, while the audience was laughing :p

No, I'm not the lucky girl :p I have my eye on another Frenchie, a little less famous ;)
But if it was me, ofcourse you could all come to the wedding :hug:

Kezzi
07-28-2008, 08:53 PM
No, sure he found something to visit in Ohio...ugh... no, higherlaw is probably right, it seems to be a boring state. :tape::p

And yes, I read too she spent one year in Cincy at 16, congrats sherlock holmes :lol: But I don't think she's with him in the us, she makes some summer festivals in france i think. And I don't think Bruno still coaches him during this short us tour, so I suppose arnaud is alone, the transition is not easy as we can notice it with his last results... :unsure:
Anyway he's so much focused on the OG that he doesn't care about these tournaments.

(I 'd be more at ease if Bruno could join him in Beijing during the competition)
Me too :)

To me Arno comes across as someone who want family and friends around him, so it must be tough to be without his girl and brother :hug:

Marine
07-28-2008, 09:14 PM
Fortunatly there are Micka, Paulo and the others, arnaud must spend his time with them.

barbottin
07-28-2008, 11:23 PM
It seems that he's in the main draw as lucky loser, he will play his first round tomorrow against Johansson

Marine
07-29-2008, 12:13 AM
Good news. Not sure a second chance will help him a lot. Wait and see.

(Does anyone here know why Seb doesn't play the tounament ? French newspapers don't talk about him, I suppose he's still injured ? On vacation ??)

Via
07-29-2008, 12:42 AM
wow, lucky b@stard! no it may not help him much, but he'll retain a few more ranking points, even if he loses first round.

i don't know... do family and partners stay with the athletes at the village? don't know how many he can bring :confused:

i may be able to help with accomodation if that's needed :angel: :devil: hehe

(:secret: who's that other frenchie that you're interested in, kezzi?)

soulage
07-29-2008, 12:18 PM
After Bjorkman an other swedish veteran :tennis: This match could also improve his stats of defeats in first round this year :devil:

Pepi.
07-29-2008, 12:36 PM
It seems that he's in the main draw as lucky loser, he will play his first round tomorrow against Johansson

WOW!
thats great :)

:woohoo:

Good luck! :D

higherlaw
07-29-2008, 05:35 PM
Wow, just went to the scoreboard and saw that Arnaud is playing--and ahead one set!! I was confused until I saw here that he's the LL; how lucky!


wow, lucky b@stard! no it may not help him much, but he'll retain a few more ranking points, even if he loses first round.

i don't know... do family and partners stay with the athletes at the village? don't know how many he can bring :confused:

i may be able to help with accomodation if that's needed :angel: :devil: hehe

(:secret: who's that other frenchie that you're interested in, kezzi?)

I have heard that some tennis players don't stay in the village because they're too well-known. :confused:

Yes, who is that other frenchie??

soulage
07-29-2008, 06:32 PM
Llodra retired against Gasquet because of his shoulder. For Beijing I'm not very optimic about the dream of Arnaud to win a medal :sad: and for Micka since RG he is always injured, it musn't b funny for him.

Marine
07-29-2008, 06:54 PM
I just hope he won't be injured...in Beijing. He has to recover !!!! :help:
Lose or withdraw cos of an injury is the worse thing which might happen to them.

Last minute: Arnaud just has won 7/6 6/7 6/3 against Johansson :clap2:
His second chance have been useful, I love being wrong sometimes... lol
Gulbis next opponent... to avenge Micka (RG)

soulage
07-29-2008, 06:56 PM
Arnaud won 7-6 / 6-7 / 6-3

He had some opportunities in the second set for exemple 3 break balls at 5-5 but lost it in the tie-break (5-7). Arnaud lost his serve at the beginning of the third but he won 4 games in a row to lead 4-1 :worship: he got even one ball for 5-1 but he finally won 6-3 in a set which he has totally dominated !

soulage
07-29-2008, 07:04 PM
I just hope he won't be injured...in Beijing. He has to recover !!!! :help:
Lose or withdraw cos of an injury is the worse thing which might happen to them.
They want so much this medal and they'll maybe not play this tournament at their level (if they play) but that's tennis

Kezzi
07-29-2008, 09:53 PM
wow, lucky b@stard! no it may not help him much, but he'll retain a few more ranking points, even if he loses first round.

i don't know... do family and partners stay with the athletes at the village? don't know how many he can bring :confused:

i may be able to help with accomodation if that's needed :angel: :devil: hehe

(:secret: who's that other frenchie that you're interested in, kezzi?)
I also don't know, but I should recommend the Holland Heineken House to him. According to the newspapers in NL it is thé place to be at the Olympic Games :p Lots of parties, sometimes a performance of a musician and the Dutch royal family visits when they are there. Are there other countries which have such a thing at the Olympics? Don't even know if foreigners are allowed there, but I can't imagine why not :)

(:secret: a cute guy who works at the tourist office in Marseille :hearts:
Note to all: I saw him first! :angel: :p )

Kezzi
07-29-2008, 09:58 PM
Wow, just went to the scoreboard and saw that Arnaud is playing--and ahead one set!! I was confused until I saw here that he's the LL; how lucky!


I have heard that some tennis players don't stay in the village because they're too well-known. :confused:

Yes, who is that other frenchie??
Pfff, why would they be too well-known? :rolleyes:
Everyone there is well-known for the people that are interested in them :p

That answer is in my previous post :p
As I said, less famous than Bruno ;)

Kezzi
07-29-2008, 10:04 PM
I just hope he won't be injured...in Beijing. He has to recover !!!! :help:
Lose or withdraw cos of an injury is the worse thing which might happen to them.

Last minute: Arnaud just has won 7/6 6/7 6/3 against Johansson :clap2:
His second chance have been useful, I love being wrong sometimes... lol
Gulbis next opponent... to avenge Micka (RG)
Poor Mika! :hug:
Let's hope he recovers soon and they will get the chance at that medal! :bounce:

Well done Arno! :banana: I love it too when you are wrong sometimes :p

Pepi.
07-29-2008, 11:21 PM
Well done :banana:

Marine
07-30-2008, 09:13 AM
L'Equipe (today)

All is in title ! :lol:

C’ÉTAIT ARNAUD « KARLOVIC » CLÉMENT ! – Si on nous avait dit qu’un jour on écrirait ça… Arnaud « Karlovic » Clément a frappé hier vingt-cinq aces pour avoir la peau de Thomas Johansson (7-6, 6-7, 6-3). « Je pense que je n’avais jamais servi autant d’aces dans un match de toute ma vie », supposait l’Aixois. Vérification faite, son intuition était la bonne. « Ce court no3 est tout petit et, visuellement, ça aide. C’est un court à aces. » Un court à combat, aussi. Breaké à 3-3 dans le premier set, Clément recolla. Mené 4-2 dans le tie-break qui suivit, il empila cinq points d’affilée. « J’étais très en jambes mais franchement, ce set-là, je ne dois jamais le gagner. Comme je n’aurais jamais dû perdre le deuxième. Johansson faisait n’importe quoi, il mettait des " brins " sur tout ce qui bougeait mais ça s’est bien goupillé pour lui. » Breaké d’entrée au dernier set, Clément, lucky loser ici, donna alors le dernier coup de rein qui eut raison de la dernière résistance suédoise, après 2 h 34’ de suées et d’aces à gogo. – F. Be.


In short, arnaud served ....25 aces yesterday, which is his record ! He said this court 3 is a "ace court" cos he's small and, geometrically, it's easier for eyes. He thinks he shoudn't have never won the first set but never lost the second set. lol

Bobble
07-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Aranud, so close, 4-6 6-3 6-7 (5). He even had a few match points when serving at 5-4

soulage
07-30-2008, 06:44 PM
He lost 4-6 / 6-3 / 6-7 (5)

Arnaud got a match point on his serve at 5-4 in the third :rolleyes: and in this set he got many occasions to break Gulbis especially at the beginning but he only did it at 4-4.

At 5-4 for him he was leading 30-00 but finally had to defend many break balls. He saved 2 or 3 but Gulbis came back to 5-5. Arnaud broke again to lead 6-5 but Gulbis broke back at 30-40 after a double fault of Arnaud.

In the tie-break, It was also close but Gulbis concluded on his serve 7-5.

Arnaud served two times for the match, that's so stupid, it was a winnable match :sad:

higherlaw
07-30-2008, 06:49 PM
:smash:

Cerise
07-30-2008, 06:55 PM
He lost 4-6 / 6-3 / 6-7 (5)

Arnaud got a match point on his serve at 5-4 in the third :rolleyes: and in this set he got many occasions to break Gulbis especially at the beginning but he only did it at 4-4.

At 5-4 for him he was leading 30-00 but finally had to defend many break balls. He saved 2 or 3 but Gulbis came back to 5-5. Arnaud broke again to lead 6-5 but Gulbis broke back at 30-40 after a double fault of Arnaud.

In the tie-break, It was also close but Gulbis concluded on his serve 7-5.

Arnaud served two times for the match, that's so stupid, it was a winnable match :sad:
Thanks:(:(:(

Marine
07-30-2008, 07:10 PM
The kind of match (so many missed occasions) which make him nervous... I can imagine his behaviour on the court, and the post match comments :lol:

Now... Beijing ? I wonder when the french tennis players leave ?

soulage
07-30-2008, 07:17 PM
And it's two defeats after getting a match point in only one month :eek: He'll become the king of the chokers:p I remember also the one, last year, against Karlovic in Stockohm.

But here serving two times for the match, he can be disappointed and maybe angry :angel: (poor balls kids)

No aces machine today, only 6 aces on the same court.

soulage
07-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Now... Beijing ? I wonder when the french tennis players leave ?
Gilles Simon said The 5th, Tuesday.

N-P : Quand est prévu le départ pour la Chine ?

G.S. : On part le mardi juste après la finale de Cincinatti, c’est à dire le 5 août pour une arrivée le 6 au soir. Quant à moi, si je ne vais pas loin à Cincinatti, je rentrerai me reposer chez moi, en Suisse.

Arnaud can do the same :cool: even I don't know if he often goes in his home in switzerland, he must prefer his sunny south :cool:

Marine
07-30-2008, 07:41 PM
...or loving paris now ;) And we have the same sunny and warm weather this week as in the south ! lol
But you'r'e right, I don't think arnaud is often in Geneva.

soulage
07-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Il pourrait aller à Paris-plage :lol:

For Beijing, I hope everything will be OK with Micka's injuries. The draw will be done the 7th.

Bad day for the french in Cincy , Gilles lost to Blake, Gael retired and Arnaud :o and I'm not optimitic for Serra :angel:

Pepi.
07-30-2008, 09:52 PM
Arnaud :hug: :sobbing:


nice fight :)

Via
07-31-2008, 12:23 AM
lol the older he gets, the more he chokes!

i didn't imagine the match would be this close, maybe gulbis is not that great on this surface :p what a loss opportunity.

anyway nice that gilles gives away the exact time of his (their?) arrival at beijing :lol: too bad i can't send any one to meet and greet :lol:

let's hope mika will be fine and ready for the draw next week.

Marine
07-31-2008, 09:30 AM
L'Equipe


Arnaud Clément ne quémandait pas de repos mais il avait une question. Il servait hier à 5-4, 30-40 au troisième set, quand Ernests Gulbis commit une vilaine faute puis, dans la seconde suivante, fracassa de rage sa raquette. Aucun son ne sortit de la bouche haut perchée de l’arbitre. « Et pour cause, râlait Clément. Gulbis avait déjà reçu un warning et ça aurait dû me donner une balle de match. Faudra un jour qu’on m’explique combien il y a de règlements. Et si ça avait été moi, ç’aurait été le même tarif ? »
Mais son amertume ne s’attachait pas seulement à ce silence arbitral. Car il l’avait eue, sa balle de match, dans ce même jeu. « Pff, celle-là, elle est pénible, regrettait-il. Je sors un revers pourri, pourri parce que retenu. Je commence à en avoir ma claque des balles de match ratées (allusion à son quart de finale à Wimbledon contre Schüttler). » Un jeu plus tard, Clément, lucky loser ici, allait de nouveau servir pour la gagne. Mais ce diable de Letton, quart-finaliste à Roland-Garros, n’est pas la perle rare qu’on dit pour rien. Dans cette fin de troisième set de très haut vol, Clément aurait eu besoin d’être protégé des retours mortels de Gulbis par deux ou trois premières balles de plus. Elles ne vinrent jamais. « Sur la fin, il a été plus conquérant que moi, il a osé et c’est rentré, admettait l’Aixois. Mais ce match, j’aurais dû le tuer. »

As I feared, he was extremely nervous after the match, for several reasons.
At 5/4 30/40, the chair empire should have done a penalty point to Gulbis, and he didn't dare, cos it would have given a match point to arnaud... so arnaud wandered if the rules are the sames for everybody, and if himself would have had the same favor...lol
After, he was disguted by his cr... backhand on the first match point.
In the last game at 5/4, he admited gulbis was more agressive.
To conlude, he's really fed up with all these missed match points since wimbledon...

higherlaw
08-01-2008, 03:18 AM
Thanks for the stuff everyone! I learned a new French term from this last article--Letton.

If Arnaud had won, I would've been worried that Blake would crush him for the eighth time! I'm glad Ernests beat Blake.:D

soulage
08-18-2008, 08:44 AM
Arnaud must play this afternoon in New Haven against Bellucci ! With the jet-lag and the frustration it won't be easy.

Marine
08-18-2008, 08:56 AM
I can't believe he has to play again as early.
I would have imagined him going back home and forget tennis at least a few days... I'm sure he doesn't want to play and won't make any effort to win his match.

soulage
08-18-2008, 09:40 AM
I also thought he had withdrawn but when I watched the OOP this morning I've been surprised. Of course he went directly in USA because of the USO but play today. Maybe a bagel today ?

Just for the fun on the ATP site this morning in the profile of Arnaud but not the truth regrettably

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3927/winxo7.jpg

Via
08-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Just for the fun on the ATP site this morning in the profile of Arnaud but not the truth regrettably

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3927/winxo7.jpg

:haha: :sobbing: :haha: :sobbing:

maybe that's the atp prediction, before they left for the weekend.

i hope arnaud isn't going to log on to their intranet this morning, it's still there. it will make things doubly depressing, one would think :o

Bobble
08-18-2008, 02:25 PM
I'm predicting a Clement - Grosjean final in New Haven.;)

Marine
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
ok, but, poker or scrabble ??? ;)

Kezzi
08-18-2008, 09:48 PM
It's unbelievable they've put that on the website already :(
Makes me :sad: so I hope they don't see it :hug:

The stupidest mistake I ever saw on a tennis website was at Wimbledon.org a few years back. I looked up Fred's profile there (he was good enough for Q back then...) and I read he made the first round in a year before he was born :lol:
His father played tennis too and he has the same name :p

Bobble
08-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Please hold on Arnaud, I can't bear to see both potes pass today

Bobble
08-18-2008, 10:52 PM
AAAllllllllleeeeeeeezzzzzzz

6-4 6-4...take that Olympics

Marine
08-18-2008, 11:11 PM
He tried to lose, but the other was too weak. Dommage lol
seb lost but I hope he will stay to keep arnaud compagny, he's alone there (no coach) and has anybody to talk with. ;)
He needs his friend after such a disastrous week-end.

Via
08-19-2008, 01:23 AM
i guess they are mostly using this tournament for warm up, so if someone loses, they can still stay behind a day or two, before heading to new york.

it must have been a while since arnaud and seb are keeping each other company! an old friend is best when one feels depressed.

Pepi.
08-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Well done :banana:

soulage
08-19-2008, 07:56 PM
He wasn't out of action but he was surely too short for this match missing many break balls. He could have win this match but as usual he lost :lol:

First set : Arnaud was broken early but came back from 4-1 to 4-4 and saved 7/8 break balls in this set. In the tie-break he lost 6 points in a row to loose this one.

Second set : He lost his serve in first game but got one ball to break back in the game after and three others at 4-3 and an other one at 5-4 which he converted. He came back to 5-5 but lost again his serve and Melzer kept this break. In this set Arnaud saved 0/2 break balls an converted 1/5 (2/10 in the match)

He seems to be in a good fit to play quite good but fails on crucial points by the way many things to be more "depressed" :devil:

Go to NY now (after a big sleep) and wait better days

Yesterday

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/083F6itaz8fYI/610x.jpg

Hangdog
08-19-2008, 09:15 PM
Merci Soulage! For some reason my scoreboard didn't work and not that I was trying hard to fix it lol

I'm afraid the US Open would be too early for better days, but let's hope, who knows... And nice to see Arnaud did not simply refuse to retire from New Haven but even played two good matches :worship:

And may I ask a stupid question... What's his next tournament after NY, is it Metz?! :unsure:

Marine
08-19-2008, 09:23 PM
And may I ask a stupid question... What's his next tournament after NY, is it Metz?! :unsure:

First, I'd suggest him some rest ! lol

Hangdog
08-19-2008, 09:29 PM
First, I'd suggest him some rest ! lol
Alright, at least he doesn't have too many points to defend. Just hope he won't drop in rankings too much again.
He'll have a lot of time for a good rest and all the possible kinds of holidays when he retires :devil:

soulage
08-19-2008, 09:51 PM
Until the end of the season he has 100 points to defend especially 55 in Stockholm. There is a big big density in ranking between 70# and 90# :eek: that's why he moves a lot around these places.

I suppose Metz, Lyon and Bercy to finish the season and maybe an other one outside france (if he enters the main draws of them course)

Marine
08-19-2008, 10:08 PM
He barely plays many outside tournaments after the us open.

Guy Forget was the guest of the tv show "beijing soir" on canal+ this evening, he was there to comment all sport results in the OG in general, cos he knows lots of french sportmen and loves every sport, but was asked about double "is is easy to get over after such a crual loss ?", his answer was clear: "I think we don't never get over " !!

He added arnaud and micka left beijing just after their loss, and arnaud won his first match yesterday. Which lets me think he follows the results of his players every day. Serious, captain Guy ! :angel:

(video: http://jo2008.canalplus.fr/video_beijing-soir-19-aout-page1.aspx?PlayVideo=2 second part, 10 eme minute, only for france's residents, sorry again Irina lol)

Marine
08-19-2008, 11:05 PM
article l'Equipe (monday)

Clément remet ça !

APRÈS UNE BONNE SÉANCE d’entraînement le matin avec son copain de toujours, Sébastien Grosjean, Arnaud Clément se considérait comme prêt pour son match du premier tour face au Brésilien Thomaz Bellucci joué dans le courant de la nuit, heure française. Prêt, c’était peut-être un bien grand mot pour un joueur arrivé de Pékin la veille après quatorze heures de vol non-stop et le souvenir, encore brûlant, de cette demi-finale perdue en double avec Michael Llodra au bout de quatre heures et quarante-cinq minutes de jeu, suivie d’un autre match perdu de plus de deux heures pour la médaille de bronze, le tout sous une chaleur accablante et une humidité suffocante.

« J’étais inscrit à New Haven depuis longtemps donc il n’était pas question de me retirer (autrement, Clément n’étant pas blessé, il risquait une grosse amende). Les jambes sont lourdes, engourdies et ça n’a rien d’étonnant. Mais il faut oublier tout ce qui s’est passé à Pékin. Je garderai de ces JO un souvenir douloureux. Notre défaite passe avant les bons moments vécus dans l’ambiance des Jeux. » – A. D.



He said he was obliged to play New Haven and want to forget all what happened in Beijing. He will keep a painful memory of these games, and their defeat will pass before all the other good moments in the atmosphere of the OG.

soulage
08-21-2008, 05:52 PM
I'm afraid the US Open would be too early for better days, but let's hope, who knows...
Yes too early lol



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal will begin his bid for a first U.S. Open title next week against a qualifier, after the draw was made at The TimesCenter in New York on Thursday.

The Spaniard, who on Monday ended Roger Federer's four-and-a-half year reign at the top of the world rankings, is looking to win his third grand-slam title of the year, having triumphed at the French Open and Wimbledon.

Should the seedings go to plan, Nadal will face 13th seed Ivo Karlovic in the fourth round, with a potential quarter-final against seventh seed David Nalbandian.

Second seed Federer, bidding to emulate American 1920s hero Bill Tilden by winning the title for five straight years, opens his campaign against world number 114 Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina.

The Swiss could play third seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, a repeat of last year's final, while Nikolay Davydenko would be his seeded opponent in the last eight.

Djokovic, who won his first grand-slam title at the Australian Open at the start of this year, plays Frenchman Arnaud Clement in the first round

http://ca.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idCALL25813120080821?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Well, a big court for Arnaud :devil:

Hangdog
08-21-2008, 07:02 PM
http://ca.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idCALL25813120080821?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Well, a big court for Arnaud :devil:
What a coincidence I have the US Open coverage this year :devil:

Such an exceptionally horrible draw for Arnaud and Seb this year :o :( It simply couldn't be worse.

Bobble
08-21-2008, 07:05 PM
allez nono:banghead:

Marine
08-21-2008, 08:13 PM
Such an exceptionally horrible draw for Arnaud and Seb this year :o :( It simply couldn't be worse.


Nadal (perhaps...)
Seriously, arnaud got a good draw in wimbledon, he can't have this chance 2 tournaments in a row ! lol
And I don't think he's motived, he might be in a hurry to go back home and just forget tennis a little bit (plus, bruno's wedding in perspective etc...) before indoor tournaments.
(ahahah I'm philosophical tonight, I just have read a good article about the dalai lama :lol:)

soulage
08-21-2008, 10:00 PM
On eurosport.fr

Clément jouera Djokovic
Tennis - US Open

Les Français Arnaud Clément et Fabrice Santoro ont été mal servis au premier tour de l'US Open, dont le tirage au sort a eu lieu jeudi à New York, en héritant respectivement du Serbe Novak Djokovic (tête de série N.3) et de l'Américain Andy Roddick (N.8).

"Je ne pouvais pas plus mal tomber, a réagi Clément. J'ai l'habitude de bien me comporter ici mais là, je vais tout de suite avoir de quoi m'employer."
He said it can't be worse, he used to do well in USO but here he will immediately have to work


It's a pity, i think he had the level to do a third round but after the nice draw of Wim :p

Kezzi
08-21-2008, 10:08 PM
Allez Arno & Seb! You can do it! :bounce:
I'm hoping I get coverage so I can set my alarmclock and support in front of my tv with sleepy eyes :lol: Arno is about the only one I get out of bed for at USO :p

BTW: yesterday the thing about the Olympics was still on the ATP website, so I sent them an email :)

aliasthad
08-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Wow, and I thought Seb had a tough draw - then I looked for Arnaud!

:hug:

Good luck! At least their matches might be broadcast...!

:wavey:

Via
08-22-2008, 01:46 AM
if arnaud plays djoko in a late night match then yes, perhaps i'll get to see it. though i suspect i won't enjoy it much...:unsure:

Pepi.
08-22-2008, 09:01 AM
difficult draw :(

Allez!!!

Marine
08-22-2008, 09:52 AM
if arnaud plays djoko in a late night match then yes, perhaps i'll get to see it. though i suspect i won't enjoy it much...:unsure:

Yes, not sure you enjoy that much, but try to watch the beginning...

*Raine
08-22-2008, 01:27 PM
Argh :o. My former no.1 fave (Arnaud) is facing my current no.1 fave (Novak) so soon :sad: :sad:.

I don't like this at all :mad:.

Kezzi
08-22-2008, 06:49 PM
I always like a match between my fav's on tv, because at least one of them will make the next round :D That's always better than when they both lose :p
But only on tv, irl I wouldn't know who to cheer for :lol:

*Raine
08-23-2008, 01:14 AM
I always like a match between my fav's on tv, because at least one of them will make the next round :D That's always better than when they both lose :p
But only on tv, irl I wouldn't know who to cheer for :lol:


You have a point :D. But it's still better if they can both make it and face each other later, not this early :sad:.

Kezzi
08-23-2008, 02:02 PM
You have a point :D. But it's still better if they can both make it and face each other later, not this early :sad:.
True, facing each other in quarters or so is better than a first round and a final would be ideal :p

BTW: they changed Arno's Olympic result in his profile :)

*Raine
08-24-2008, 12:05 PM
True, facing each other in quarters or so is better than a first round and a final would be ideal :p

BTW: they changed Arno's Olympic result in his profile :)

:D

I hope our local channel will broadcast that match. I'm sure I will be :hearts::hearts: at both of them.

:lol:

Via
08-26-2008, 12:56 AM
arnaud/mika will face lopez/verdasco in the first round. well i suppose any pair is likely to be easier than facing djokovic in the singles....

btw looking at the choice of night matches in the first two days, i don't think arnaud/djoko will get a night match :aplot:

True, facing each other in quarters or so is better than a first round and a final would be ideal :p

BTW: they changed Arno's Olympic result in his profile :)

:yeah: did they thank you?

soulage
08-26-2008, 09:31 PM
btw looking at the choice of night matches in the first two days, i don't think arnaud/djoko will get a night match :aplot:
Apparently http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule9.html an afternoon match but on Ashe :)

Hope he will take at least one set to Nole. For doubles, I don't know how they feel :confused:and Lopez/Verdasco is not a bad team.

Marine
08-26-2008, 10:37 PM
I hope to see the match, the after noon is perfect for me.

GrosjeanFan1994
08-27-2008, 02:20 PM
Do you know where it's being broadcasted?
Any live streams?
Though draw for both Arnaud and Seb :sad: Hope he can get a set like Seb did! :hug:

*Raine
08-27-2008, 06:06 PM
I hope Jankovic will finish her match soon :o.

I want to see Arnaud (and Nole) :D

Hangdog
08-27-2008, 07:45 PM
Do you know where it's being broadcasted?
Any live streams?
Though draw for both Arnaud and Seb :sad: Hope he can get a set like Seb did! :hug:
You can check the main thread on GM (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=130314), or just try this link (http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html) and click on "The US Open 2008", there are many direct links for live streams there.
I hope Jankovic will finish her match soon :o.

I want to see Arnaud (and Nole) :D
Oh this Jankovic :help: I don't want to stay the entire night for Arnaud's match (that surely will turn out to be some poor action then :rolleyes:)

soulage
08-27-2008, 08:21 PM
Jelena is not decided to let us see Arnaud/Nole She served twice for the match in second set and now lost the break she had in the third :rolleyes:

It will not begin before 04:00 pm in NY.

*Raine
08-27-2008, 08:32 PM
You can check the main thread on GM (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=130314), or just try this link (http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html) and click on "The US Open 2008", there are many direct links for live streams there.

Oh this Jankovic :help: I don't want to stay the entire night for Arnaud's match (that surely will turn out to be some poor action then :rolleyes:)

Jankovic :o:mad:.

GrosjeanFan1994
08-27-2008, 08:46 PM
Phew she's finished at last!

And thanks Hangdog for those links!

Goo luck Arnaud! :hug:

GrosjeanFan1994
08-27-2008, 08:48 PM
Phew she's finished at last!

And thanks Hangdog for those links!

Goo luck Arnaud! :hug:

soulage
08-27-2008, 09:04 PM
First break for Djokovic on first game serve of Arnaud lol Arnaud got one break point in first game that he didn't converted

Marine
08-27-2008, 09:06 PM
That's what I saw (on scoreboard, I don't have canal+ sport :mad:), a break ball for arnaud, but...3/0 djoko :rolleyes:
It's not like if I had many hopes (none ?) for arnaud, but that's the kind of things which gets me nervous.

are you watching the match on tv soulage ?

GrosjeanFan1994
08-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Im watching it on the scoreboard too :lol: its so frustrating not being able to watch it!
Shame about not getting the break :sad:
Do you think he could win a set?

soulage
08-27-2008, 09:25 PM
The livestream I used for Jelena is down and i don't find another one :o And two break points not converted by Arnaud, 3 in this set :rolleyes:

The reports of Eurosport http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/us-open/2008/clement-djokovic_mtc252196/live.shtml

First set for Djoko if Arnaud doesn't convert opportunities he will tough to take one set lol

Hangdog
08-27-2008, 09:38 PM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/Live-Streaming-Video/Internet-TV/Eurosport-RU-Web-Player.php This stream should work I think now as Tursunov won his match and they moved to the Ashe, personally I have it on TV :cool:

I saw the very beginning of the match, Arnaud started well, but Novak woke up quickly and began moving just great. In the first set Arnaud had on that new Lacoste light shirt and a light bandana (+ glasses and ugly beard), then in the second set he changed his bandana to a blue one.

soulage
08-27-2008, 09:52 PM
My only hope for Arnaud was to catch one set but apparently Djoko is not OK with that lol

Already 4 break points for Arnaud

soulage
08-27-2008, 10:08 PM
Of course Djoko doesn't need many occasions to convert break points he is 5-3 in second set now

Well a bad draw is a bad draw :angel:

Marine
08-27-2008, 10:11 PM
6/3 6/3, after so many break balls, we can think arnaud is not that far from djoko, but he doesn't convert them, at the difference of novak :rolleyes:

Hangdog
08-27-2008, 10:16 PM
Actually Arnaud doesn't play much worse than Djokovic, but he makes so stupid mistakes at so important moments! He lost two last games on his serve, both times he was down 30-40, made a good strong serve and then he had the whole court for his own and made an unforced error :help:

Marine
08-27-2008, 10:24 PM
Irina, thanks for the link. Unfortunatly it doesn't work that well.
You're watching, I guess arnaud gets mad about all these missed opportunities ? Djoko just has broken in third set...pffff
(these 2 last months, arnaud shoked a lot in important matches :()

Hangdog
08-27-2008, 10:28 PM
Djokovic has just injured his leg :eek: He's got a freezing and a band, now will be getting back to the court.

Sorry that the link doesn't work properly. No, Marine, I wouldn't say Arnaud gets so mad, he rather gets disappointed :sad: At one point where he wasn't sure it was indeed out he crossed to the other side of the court to check it with his own eyes, but didn't ask for a call and wasn't arguing with the umpire.

soulage
08-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Irina, thanks for the link. Unfortunatly it doesn't work that well.
You're watching, I guess arnaud gets mad about all these missed opportunities ? Djoko just has broken in third set...pffff
(these 2 last months, arnaud shoked a lot in important matches :()

2008 is the shoker year for Arnaud :devil:

Marine
08-27-2008, 10:38 PM
I'd rather say :(:sad:

Marine
08-27-2008, 10:40 PM
At one point where he wasn't sure it was indeed out he crossed to the other side of the court to check it with his own eyes, but didn't ask for a call and wasn't arguing with the umpire.

wow, it's not the arnaud I know ! lol
Good, he learns to get calm, even without a coach.

Hangdog
08-27-2008, 11:04 PM
wow, it's not the arnaud I know ! lol
Good, he learns to get calm, even without a coach.
Yes, it was some other Arnaud on the court today. Can you imagine he wasn't reacting at all?! During the match he was more like "Out, are you sure? Yeah? Oh well, alright. My bad then" - as if he was just playing tennis not really caring about the result :awww: It looked like he left all his emotions in Beijing :awww: :hug:

He is right, a few weeks off tennis is something he does need now.
Bonne nuit :wavey:

Marine
08-27-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks a lot for the comments.
Yes, losing at first round in the us open against the number 3 is nothing compare to Beijing tragedy. Micka told again yesterday how much they would this medal, and it's still painful to think to that, so, well, he lost early in NY, it's ok.
It seems nolwenn played her role of big supporter again today, but it didn't work this time.
:hug: arnaud

Pepi.
08-27-2008, 11:36 PM
:sad:

Marine
08-28-2008, 12:00 AM
His reaction => http://www.fft.fr/usopen/2008/?id=3941
As usually, if I compare with the other players, his interview is excellent.
Translation tomorrow (I need to sleep)

Via
08-28-2008, 12:21 AM
thanks for the reports everyone :wavey:

arnaud of another year might have fought hard to give nole a battle... but the outcome would likely be the same :(

maybe he's now living with that (not a good sign, and it's in front of his supportive gf too)

:haha: at 'ugly beard'

ps here's a pic
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080827/capt.4f8e62bb5bae465ca7d9218ce92767f5.us_open_tenn is_uso162.jpg

i think the new glasses are even worse!

soulage
08-28-2008, 05:56 AM
His reaction => http://www.fft.fr/usopen/2008/?id=3941
As usually, if I compare with the other players, his interview is excellent.
Translation tomorrow (I need to sleep)
He's very honest with him. And as Guy Forget said, the deception of Beijing will always stay :sad:

For the coach, he will finish the year alone.

GrosjeanFan1994
08-28-2008, 10:05 AM
Unlucky Arnaud.
So he didn't play too well? I didn't get to see it :sad:
Shame he couldn't convert the break points that he got. I guess that's the difference at the top
But hey, I suppose loosing against the number 3 with opportunities (even though he didn't make much of them :rolleyes:) isn't too bad?

*Raine
08-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Arnaud :hug:

:hug: to everyone as well.

higherlaw
08-28-2008, 03:47 PM
I think he knew the potential was high that he was going to lose, so why look like a jerk in the process? Maybe?:shrug:

Although Nolwenn is a recent addition to his box, it's weird to see it without Bruno.

soulage
08-28-2008, 05:14 PM
There is the post-match analysis on the USO official website http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/postmatch/index.html?promo=topnav (day3)

They play tonight in doubles

Marine
08-28-2008, 06:21 PM
I don't know the other people in the box, usually we can see hagelauer, forget, or someone else of the french team. It's a good job nolwenn was there ! (it's the girl in green with the hat, in case you would mix up...lol)

Marine
08-28-2008, 07:24 PM
Arnaud wrote a message on http://arnaudclement.over-blog.net/ yersterday after his match. Ptit pinguin must be very happy ! lol She thought that was a joke but after verification, she knows it's arnaud himself. ;)


Bonjour à tous, encore un grand merci pour tous vos messages envoyés pendant Wimbledon et plus récemment pour Pékin.
Aujourdhui j'ai perdu au premier tour de l'US open, et cela me fait sincèrement beaucoup de bien de vous lire. On attaque le double demain avec Mika, Pékin est toujours dur à digérer mais nous sommes très motivés quand meme .
Encore merci à vous!
Grosses bises
ARNAUD

Via
08-29-2008, 12:34 AM
:eek: they've just retired!

guess it's mika's shoulder?

Hangdog
08-29-2008, 12:36 AM
:sad:

Micka looked fine is his singles match :shrug: I don't think they were in mood to play this match even though someone of them claimed they're still motivated.

Via
08-29-2008, 12:40 AM
thanks for the screen cap. i do recognise nolwenn now! lol

Arnaud wrote a message on http://arnaudclement.over-blog.net/ yersterday after his match. Ptit pinguin must be very happy ! lol She thought that was a joke but after verification, she knows it's arnaud himself. ;)


Bonjour à tous, encore un grand merci pour tous vos messages envoyés pendant Wimbledon et plus récemment pour Pékin.
Aujourdhui j'ai perdu au premier tour de l'US open, et cela me fait sincèrement beaucoup de bien de vous lire. On attaque le double demain avec Mika, Pékin est toujours dur à digérer mais nous sommes très motivés quand meme .
Encore merci à vous!
Grosses bises
ARNAUD

my french is so poor these days, even a simple text like this will require translation :awww: thankfully there's google ;)

it's funny cos yesterday i happened to look at piti pinguin's thread and wondered how her blog went. another sign that i do have a sixth sense :p

Via
08-29-2008, 12:43 AM
:sad:

Micka looked fine is his singles match :shrug: I don't think they were in mood to play this match even though someone of them claimed they're still motivated.

yes.

my sixth sense also told me that you must still be online, cos nico's playing! :lol:

Hangdog
08-29-2008, 12:53 AM
my french is so poor these days, even a simple text like this will require translation :awww: thankfully there's google ;)

it's funny cos yesterday i happened to look at piti pinguin's thread and wondered how her blog went. another sign that i do have a sixth sense :p
Oh I've just noticed this Arnaud's message. So nice! :) Was there also a "Message N1"?
yes.

my sixth sense also told me that you must still be online, cos nico's playing! :lol:
Kudos to your sixth sense :worship: :devil:

Yes, I'm currently enjoying another epic match. Which is even not on TV. The commentator promised to switch to this match as soon as Gael finishes his one, but nah at the same moment Serena started playing :rolleyes: Vive scoreboards.

EDIT. Oh I've just found that "Message N1":
"Message n°1, posté le 06/05/08
Salut à tous,
Merci pour vos messages d'encouragements qui me touchent beaucoup.
Merci d'être là.
Je vous embrasse.
ARNAUD"

(Hello everyone, thanks for your messages that have touched me a lot. Thanks for being here for me. xx Arnaud)
Well, what I can say is that he doesn't waste words lol But so cute anyway :)

Via
08-29-2008, 01:51 AM
Oh I've just noticed this Arnaud's message. So nice! :) Was there also a "Message N1"?

Kudos to your sixth sense :worship: :devil:

Yes, I'm currently enjoying another epic match. Which is even not on TV. The commentator promised to switch to this match as soon as Gael finishes his one, but nah at the same moment Serena started playing :rolleyes: Vive scoreboards.

EDIT. Oh I've just found that "Message N1":
"Message n°1, posté le 06/05/08
Salut à tous,
Merci pour vos messages d'encouragements qui me touchent beaucoup.
Merci d'être là.
Je vous embrasse.
ARNAUD"

(Hello everyone, thanks for your messages that have touched me a lot. Thanks for being here for me. xx Arnaud)
Well, what I can say is that he doesn't waste words lol But so cute anyway :)

thanks :worship:

i've noticed that nico has just prolonged your misery :devil: isn't there any other match on now?

Hangdog
08-29-2008, 02:08 AM
thanks :worship:

i've noticed that nico has just prolonged your misery :devil: isn't there any other match on now?
Yes, what a lovely boy he is :angel: :devil:
They are not going to show me this match, that's for sure now :rolleyes: At least I've already managed to find a few pictures. Allez le petit :worship:

soulage
08-29-2008, 09:13 AM
They retired because Arnaud has an injury on his "adducteurs" according to Le Parisien
La qualification de Julie Coin n'a pas été la seule bonne nouvelle de la soirée côté français. Amélie Mauresmo, Gaël Monfils et Gilles Simon se sont qualifiés pour le troisième tour. En revanche, Nicolas Devilder et Florent Serra ont été sortis. A noter la qualification facile de Rafaël Nadal et la blessure aux adducteurs de Arnaud Clément contraint d'abandonner lors de son double avec Michaeël Llodra.
http://www.leparisien.fr/sports/ca-s-est-passe-cette-nuit-29-08-2008-181223.php

Well, now he has a good reason to take some rest and forget Tennis and this Summer 2008 :sad:

Maybe a come back in Metz but he'll will probably need a WC or play Qualies.

What a strange season

Piti Pingoin
08-29-2008, 09:35 PM
Yes yes yes! I confirm to you that Arnaud usually reads the messages of his fans in my blog. it is great! that's why I incite you to post messages on my blog to bear Arnaud. Indeed, from now on, he knows that he has got many fans in France but, maybe he doesn't imagine that he has got also numerous foreign fans!

Kezzi
08-30-2008, 09:33 PM
I think he knew the potential was high that he was going to lose, so why look like a jerk in the process? Maybe?:shrug:

Although Nolwenn is a recent addition to his box, it's weird to see it without Bruno.
That picture is the first time I see his box without Bruno :(
Let's hope he will still support in Marseille, maybe I will go there again next time. I'm meeting the Frenchie I've met there in Paris in a few weeks ;)

Kezzi
08-30-2008, 09:39 PM
Yes yes yes! I confirm to you that Arnaud usually reads the messages of his fans in my blog. it is great! that's why I incite you to post messages on my blog to bear Arnaud. Indeed, from now on, he knows that he has got many fans in France but, maybe he doesn't imagine that he has got also numerous foreign fans!
Very cool that he reads the messages! :D
I think he knows my sister and I are fans, and after Rosmalen this year for sure, when I asked him about the ballkids :lol:

He reacts in French on your blog, for the foreign ones he should react in English :p Or he trusts the search engine translation to be the messenger :haha:

And thanks everyone for the reports! I was really busy the last weeks, so you've kept me up to date on the results :D

Marine
08-30-2008, 10:05 PM
Translation

Hello everyone
Thank you very much for all ur messages during wimbledon, and more recently in Beijing tournament.
Today I lost at first round in nyc, and sincerly, it does me very good to read ur messages.
Tomorrow we start double with mika, it's not easy to stomach Beijing, but we're very motived though.
Thanks again everyone.
Kisses.

95 % of the messages are in french, so he answers in french, it suits him. lol

Kezzi
08-31-2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks for translating! :hug:

I know, to react in English for the foreign fans was a joke, hence the :p