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Final of the French Interclubs - 28.-29.11.2008

Truc
11-24-2008, 10:13 AM
The final rounds of the French Interclubs will take place this week-end in Croissy-Beaubourg near Paris (semi-finals on Friday and final on Saturday). There will be a livestream like last year - but only for the final, I guess? I was in Croissy last year, so I don't know how the livestream worked (the women's final takes place at the same time, I hope it focuses on the men's event).

The website: http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008

The teams which have qualified for the final:
AS Patton Rennes
KOHLSCHREIBER Philipp
BOLELLI Simone
GICQUEL Marc
PATIENCE Olivier
GREUL Simon
MEFFERT Dominik
GALVANI Stefano
OUANNA Josselin
SAULNIER Cyril
GILBERT Rodolphe
ZIMONJIC Nenad

TC Lille
HANESCU Victor
ROCHUS Olivier
VLIEGEN Kristof
ROCHUS Christophe
PLESS Kristian
STADLER Simon
ECONOMIDIS Konstantinos
ULIHRACH Bohdan
CARLSEN Kenneth
WAUTERS Stephan
FRIEDL Leos
WASSEN Rogier
KAS Christopher

Villa Primrose (Bordeaux)
DARCIS Steve
SERRA Florent
HERNYCH Jan
MONTCOURT Mathieu
EL AYNAOUI Younes
PUJO Xavier
JOUAN Romain
DOBLE Jordane
LAMMER Michael
VACEK Jan
PENAUD Alexandre

Lagardère Paris Racing
SIMON Gilles
GASQUET Richard
MATHIEU Paul-Henri
LLODRA Mickaël
BENNETEAU Julien
SANTORO Fabrice
MAHUT Nicolas
DEVILDER Nicolas
ASCIONE Thierry
ROGER-VASSELIN Edouard
EYSSERIC Jonathan
RENAVAND Nicolas
BOTTI Kevin
MILSZTAJN Jonathan
CARRAZ Grégory

I doubt Lagardère Paris Racing will send its best team, so it might be quite even. Santoro, Mahut, Devilder... played in the qualifying rounds.

As usual, 4 singles and 2 doubles for each match.
Rennes is title holder.

The results of the qualifying rounds are here: http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/?id=4083

Puschkin
11-24-2008, 09:42 PM
I doubt Lagardère Paris Racing will send its best team.
I hope not. :devil: Even for the price of suffering longer from withdrawal symptoms. ;)

BTW: Why is Gilles playing for Lagardère? :confused:

Ome
11-25-2008, 03:32 AM
BTW: Why is Gilles playing for Lagardère? :confused:

Some kind of Jedi mind trick from Lagardère? :lol:
I checked the website and newsletter from Lagardère Paris Racing. Gilles is all over the place. I know he's with the Federation. But still, I hope he doesn't join the dark side :bolt:

LPR should send their A team... as if it's not embarrassing enough when their elite players finished below the players from FFT in the rankings :p

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 08:03 AM
I checked the website and newsletter from Lagardère Paris Racing. Gilles is all over the place. I know he's with the Federation. But still, I hope he doesn't join the dark side :bolt:
:secret: You are walking on dangerous grounds, my friend. ;)

LPR should send their A team... as if it's not embarrassing enough when their elite players finished below the players from FFT in the rankings :p
Who cares? The battle between the FFT and LPR is about who will "produce" the next French grand slam winner, and this will be LPR! :cool:

There has always been a streak of a "tard" in me. ;)

Truc
11-25-2008, 09:03 AM
Gilles Simon has been playing for the "Paris Racing Club" for years, before it became "Lagardère Paris Racing". The Paris Racing team used to be Simon, Renavand, Carraz...
The intruders are the Team Lagardère boys, they're all new.

He won't play anyway, he's still on vacation and said he will start practicing again in December. No idea for Ritchie, but maybe PHM will play? He's been practicing for 2 weeks now, it should be enough for that kind of event.

I hope not too many of the Lagardère boys will show up because I don't want it to be one-sided. Mahut, Devilder, etc. would be fine for me.
The other teams have played with these players in the qualifying rounds already (apart from a few exceptions like Hanescu, ...), so I hope they will come with their A-team.

Truc
11-25-2008, 09:20 AM
Who cares? The battle between the FFT and LPR is about who will "produce" the next French grand slam winner, and this will be LPR! :cool:There's a battle between the FFT and the Team Lagardère, not Lagardère Paris Racing.
Gilles Simon was playing for LPR last year already and it wasn't preventing him from making fun in interviews of half of the French tennis going over to the Team Lagardère, etc.
Maybe he will "join the dark side" too one day, but don't read anything into him playing for LPR imo.

(I should have started the thread in the French section if it's going to turn into a discussion about the favourite topic of French tennis... :p)

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 11:25 AM
There's a battle between the FFT and the Team Lagardère, not Lagardère Paris Racing.
True, I was not fully precise.


(I should have started the thread in the French section if it's going to turn into a discussion about the favourite topic of French tennis... :p)
:lol:

turtle-rn
11-25-2008, 01:52 PM
To support and clarify what Fran said, LPR and Lagardere team are two different entities on their own. "Paris Racing Club" is an old parisian tennis club (since ~1880) located in Croix-Catelan (sport facilities place in paris); Lagardere "bought" the place in 2006 and the club was renamed Lagardere Paris Racing, but the club members are just users of those sport facilities and have no contract with Lagardere group. On the other hand, Lagardere Team is a sort of a privately owned Tennis Academy in which members are directly under contract with Lagardere Corporation. I'm over-symplifying things but I hope it helps. :]

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 02:26 PM
To support and clarify what Fran said, LPR and Lagardere team are two different entities on their own.

Thanks. :wavey: But the only thing that counts for me is that my favourite Frenchie is on the list for LPR (though I deeply hope he won't play) and also a member of the Lagardère team. Well, I have to live with that. Nobody is perfect. ;)

Ome
11-25-2008, 02:28 PM
He won't play anyway, he's still on vacation and said he will start practicing again in December. No idea for Ritchie, but maybe PHM will play? He's been practicing for 2 weeks now, it should be enough for that kind of event.



I remember you told me when I was fraking out earlier :lol:
It's just that their website has been promoting Gilles with all the newsletter and all. It's strange... as there's the big Lagardere logo on every page.

PHM should find this as a great occasion to drive around in his Porsche :spit:



(I should have started the thread in the French section if it's going to turn into a discussion about the favourite topic of French tennis... :p)
Family matters :lol:

To support and clarify what Fran said, LPR and Lagardere team are two different entities on their own. "Paris Racing Club" is an old parisian tennis club (since ~1880) located in Croix-Catelan (sport facilities place in paris); Lagardere "bought" the place in 2006 and the club was renamed Lagardere Paris Racing, but the club members are just users of those sport facilities and have no contract with Lagardere group. On the other hand, Lagardere Team is a sort of a privately owned Tennis Academy in which members are directly under contract with Lagardere Corporation. I'm over-symplifying things but I hope it helps. :]

Thanks.

But to me, everything with the name "Lagardere" is just scary :lol:

Ome
11-25-2008, 02:36 PM
Who cares? The battle between the FFT and LPR is about who will "produce" the next French grand slam winner, and this will be LPR! :cool:

There has always been a streak of a "tard" in me. ;)

You mean, Jerome? :D :woohoo:

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 02:36 PM
But to me, everything with the name "Lagardere" is just scary :lol:

You mean, Jerome? :D :woohoo:

You are dangerously close to a bad rep. ;):p

Ome
11-25-2008, 02:41 PM
You are dangerously close to a bad rep. ;):p

I know I'm walking on a dangerous path :lol:
I have a personal grudge against the Team for one specific reason :p

Now a serious question: has Richard ever played a match in this event? :scratch: Just wondering...

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 02:47 PM
I know I'm walking on a dangerous path :lol:
I have a personal grudge against the Team for one specific reason :p

I know, and I understand that perfectly well.

Now a serious question: has Richard ever played a match in this event? :scratch: Just wondering...

According to this in 2005 ( no Lagardère at that time :p), however, my memory would have said in 2006. :confused:

Paris Jean Bouin a remporté 4/2 son premier titre dans l'épreuve aux dépens du tenant du titre, l'AS Patton Rennes 35, qui avait battu les Parisiens l'an passé en finale. Richard Gasquet et Edouard Roger-Vasselin ont apporté le point décisif en double face à Thierry Ascione et Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

source: http://www.fft.fr/archives/evenements2004/DN1AM/base/index.html

Ome
11-25-2008, 02:53 PM
I know, and I understand that perfectly well.

According to this in 2005 ( no Lagardère at that time :p), however, my memory would have said in 2006. :confused:

Paris Jean Bouin a remporté 4/2 son premier titre dans l'épreuve aux dépens du tenant du titre, l'AS Patton Rennes 35, qui avait battu les Parisiens l'an passé en finale. Richard Gasquet et Edouard Roger-Vasselin ont apporté le point décisif en double face à Thierry Ascione et Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

source: http://www.fft.fr/archives/evenements2004/DN1AM/base/index.html

Thank you :)

For some reason, I had a feeling that it's in 2006 as well! I was trying to search through the 2006 archives and came up with nothing --- now I know why :o

Truc
11-25-2008, 03:03 PM
Thanks, Natsume, good job, not easy to clarify the Lagardère stories!
This habit of renaming everything into "Lagardère something" is getting everybody confused.

Yes, Richard played in 2006, the years are confusing on the "Archives" page, 2007 is actually 2006, 2006 is 2005, etc.:
http://www.fft.fr/archives/cfem2006/
(Paris Jean-Bouin was Lagardère, he was there and cheering like a fanboy, I remember the articles.)

Richard was looking very motivated, he loves this event: :cool:
http://www.fft.fr/archives/CFEM2006/album/album4/medium/0004.jpg

Ome
11-25-2008, 03:09 PM
This habit of renaming everything into "Lagardère something" is getting everybody confused.
Exactly! :lol:


Yes, Richard played in 2006, the years are wrong on the "Archives" page, 2007 is actually 2006, 2006 is 2005, etc.:
http://www.fft.fr/archives/cfem2006/
(Paris Jean-Bouin already was Lagardère, he was there and cheering like a fanboy, I remember the articles.)

It used to be that fun to me as well :awww:

Puschkin
11-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Yes, Richard played in 2006, the years are wrong on the "Archives" page.
No archive can beat a devoted fan. ;)

Yes, Richard played in 2006, the years are wrong on the "Archives" page, (Paris Jean-Bouin was Lagardère, he was there and cheering like a fanboy, I remember the articles.)
I can't blame him for that. I would have done the same. :o

Richard was looking very motivated, he loves this event.
like Davis Cup? :rolleyes:

OMG: Withdrawal symptoms are clearly showing. Six weeks ago or in six weeks, we'll have (had) better things to discuss.

Hangdog
11-25-2008, 06:40 PM
Rennes and Lille won their respective groups, so they will face either Bordeaux or Paris on Friday.
I doubt Lagardère Paris Racing will send its best team, so it might be quite even. Santoro, Mahut, Devilder... played in the qualifying rounds.
On the website of LP Racing it's written that they'll face Rennes in semis. Though they called Ascione "Nicolas", not sure we can trust them after that :devil: Anyway is there some exact rule or something? I've checked the new rulebook but haven't found a word on this issue there. Two past years the scheme was like the one you mentioned, but if we look back even further we'll see that it was working a different way back then :scratch:

As for the team they might send this week, yesterday there was an article in Le Parisien where Jean-Luc Barrière, club's treasurer, told that they're hoping to bring at least two top players. He said that Santoro, PHM and even Gasquet are back from holidays, as well as ERV and Ascione, plus there are other guys who played the last matches so they have a choice. (There is no direct link but if someone is interested I posted the whole article here (http://nicolasdevilder.skyrock.com/2125355421-INTERCLUBS-2009-France-Terre-battue-couverte-Indoor-clay-Novembre-2008.html), it's on the bottom of the page.)

Truc
11-25-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks, I was wrong, it's edited! Thanks for the article too, I hadn't read it.
I haven't checked the rulesbook, but according to the AS Patton website, they can't face again the team which was in their group, so they will play either Lille or LPR. And according to them, there will be a draw. We'll see. I think they would have already updated the FFT website if they already knew the semi-finals...

Bordeaux Primrose should play with Darcis, Serra, Montcourt, Pujo, Jouan and Doble. Draw on Friday morning. http://www.sudouest.com/gironde/sports/autres/article/426176/mil/3668725.html?L=0&cHash=8571a807f4

JMG
11-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Eco was pathetic this season. I guess he will only be spectator from now. :(

Truc
11-25-2008, 10:37 PM
He hasn't won a match in the qualifying rounds.

8 novembre 2008: TC Lille - Lagardère Paris Racing : 4-2 (2-2)
C. Rochus d. Devilder 6-7 6-1 6-3
Vliegen l. to Ascione 6-2 3-6 6-1
Economidis l. to Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-3
Ulihrach d. Eysseric 7-5 6-2
Vliegen/Kas d. Devilder/Ascione 7-5 6-2
C. Rochus/Ulihrach d. Roger-Vasselin-Renavand 7-6 3-6 (10-4)

11 novembre 2008: TC Paris - TC Lille : 4-2
Rochus C. d. Sidorenko 6-3 6-3
Vliegen l. to Gensse 6-7 6-3 3-6
Ulihrach d. Dasnières de Veigy 6-4 6-2
Wauters l. to Jeanpierre 3-6 7-6 1-6
Kas-Vliegen l. to Allegro-Gensse 6-1 3-6 0-1
Rochus C.-Ulihrac l. to Jeanpierre-Sidorenko 3-6 4-6

15 novembre 2008: TC Lille - TC Blagnac : 5-1
C. Rochus d. Gabashvili 6-1 3-6 6-3
Vliegen d. Ouahab 6-1 6-2
Pless d. Loglo 6-3 6-4
Ulihrach d. Sanon 3-6 6-2 6-2
Kas/Ulihrach d. Gabashvili/Ouahab 6-2 2-6 (10-6)
Pless/Economidis l. to Smit/Van Haasteren 7-5 6-7 16-14

19 novembre 2008: TC Lille - Stade Toulousain : 4-2
Rochus O. l. to Chardy 6-7 1-6
Vliegen d. Karanusic 6-4 6-4
Pless d. Crugnola 6-3 6-2
Ulihrach d. Piccari 7-6 6-2
Kas-Wassen d. Karanusic-Uebel 6-3 3-6 1-0
Economidis-Vliegen l. to Crugnola-Piccari 6-7 1-6

22 novembre 2008: AS Bondy - TC Lille : 3-3
Rochus C. l. to Muller 6-4 6-3
Vliegen l. to Dupuis 6-4 6-4
Pless d. Pequery 6-3, 3-6 6-4
Ulihrach d. Norman (n°38) 6-4 6-4.
Wassen/Kas d. Muller/Saoudi 7-5 6-4
Economidis/Wauters l. to Dupuis/Pequery 6-2 6-3

Truc
11-25-2008, 10:39 PM
AS Patton Rennes:

8 novembre 2008: US Colomiers / AS Patton Rennes 2-4
KOHLSCHREIBER l. to ZVEREV 7/6 6/4
GICQUEL d. GIMENO TRAVER 6/4 6/2
PATIENCE l. to A MUNOZ DE LA NAVA 6/1 6/1
OUANNA d. TRUJILLO SOLER 7/6 4/6 6/4
KOHLSCHREIBER/GICQUEL d. GIMENO TRAVER/TRUJILLO SOLER 6/7 6/2 10/6
MEFFERT/GILBERT d. ZVEREV/DE LA NAVA 7/6 6/3

11 novembre 2008: TC Boulogne Billancourt / AS Patton Rennes 2-4
KOHLSCHREIBER d. NAVARRO PASTOR 6/4 7/5
GICQUEL d. DE VOEST 6/4 6/2
PATIENCE d. HUTA GALUNG 6/3 6/4
OUANNA d. FORNELL 4/6 6/4 6/1
GICQUEL-GILBERT l. to DE VOEST-HUTA GALUNG 6/7 6/2 12/10
PATIENCE-OUANNA l. to NAVARRO PASTOR-FORNELL 6/3 4/6 10/8

15 novembre 2008: AS Patton Rennes / TC Bressuire 1-5
KOHLSCHREIBER l. to KUNITSYN 3/6 2/6
GICQUEL l. to VAN SCHEPPINGEN 3/6 2/6
PATIENCE l. to RYDERSTEDT 1/6 5/7
OUANNA d. CERMAK 4/6 6/3 6/1
GICQUEL-PATIENCE l. to KUNITSYN-VAN SCHEPPINGEN 2/6 7/6 5/10
MEFFERT-OUANNA l. to RYDERSTEDT-CERMAK 7/5 6/7 8/10

19 Novembre 2008: AS Patton Rennes / Villa Primrose Bordeaux 4-2
GICQUEL d. PUJO 6/2 6/1
PATIENCE l. to JOUAN 6/1 6/7 4/6
GALVANI d. DOBLE 6/4 6/3
SAULNIER d. PUGET 6/4 6/4
GICQUEL - PATIENCE d. DOBLE - PUGET 7/5 6/3
GILBERT - SAULNIER l. to PUJO - PERLANT 3/6 4/6

22 novembre 2008: AS Patton Rennes / Paris Jean Bouin 6-0
GICQUEL d. YSERN 7/5 6/4
PATIENCE d. INZERILLO 6/2 6/2
OUANNA d. SICHEZ 6/3 6/0
SAULNIER d. FEQUANT 6/0 6/3
OUANNA-PATIENCE d. YSERN-INZERILLO 6/4 7/6
GILBERT-THEBAULT d. SICHEZ-FEQUANT 7/6 7/5

Truc
11-25-2008, 10:42 PM
Lagardère Paris Racing:

8 novembre 2008: TC Lille - Lagardère Paris Racing 4/2
Nicolas DEVILDER - Christophe Rochus, 7-6, 1-6, 3-6
Thierry ASCIONE - Kristof Vliegen, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN - Konstantinos Economidis, 6-3, 6-3
Jonathan EYSSERIC - Bohdan Ulihrac, 5-7, 2-6
Nicolas DEVILDER/Thierry ASCIONE - Christopher Kas/Kristof Vliegen, 2-6, 5-7
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN/Nicolas RENAVAND - Christophe Rochus/Bohdan Ulihrach, 6-7, 6-2, 0-1 (4-10)

11 novembre 2008: Lagardère Paris Racing - TC Blagnac 4/2
Nicolas DEVILDER - Teimuraz Gabashvili, 6-4, 1-6, 2-6
Thierry ASCIONE - Pablo Andujar, 6-3, 6-4
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN - Marc Lopez, 6-3, 6-4
Nicolas RENAVAND - Lamine Ouahab, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Nicolas DEVILDER/Thierry ASCIONE - Teimuraz Gabashvili/Pablo Andujar, 4-6, 7-6, 0-1 (7-10)
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN/Nicolas RENAVAND - Jasper Smit/Martijn Van Haasteren, 6-3, 7-5

15 novembre 2008: Lagardère Paris Racing - Stade Toulousain 3/3
Nicolas DEVILDER - Jérémy Chardy, 3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Thierry ASCIONE - Joseph Sirianni, 6-7, 2-6
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN - Lars Uebel, 6-4, 6-3
Nicolas RENAVAND - Lionel Barthez, 6-4, 6-4
Nicolas MAHUT/Thierry ASCIONE - James Cerretani/Jérémy Chardy, 4-6, 7-5, 0-1
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN/Nicolas RENAVAND - Joseph Sirianni/Lars Uebel, 6-2, 7-5

19 novembre 2008: AS Bondy - Lagardère Paris Racing 2/4
Fabrice SANTORO - Gilles Muller, 6-1, 6-2
Nicolas MAHUT - Antony Dupuis, 6-7, 5-7
Nicolas DEVILDER - Dick Norman, 7-6, 6-3
Nicolas RENAVAND - Jean-Michel Pequery, 6-3, 5-7, 0-6
Nicolas MAHUT/Fabrice SANTORO - Gilles Muller/Antony Dupuis, 5-1 ab.
Nicolas DEVILDER/Nicolas RENAVAND - Dick Norman/Jean-Michel Pequery, 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)

22 novembre 2008: Lagardère Paris Racing - TC Paris 4/2
Nicolas MAHUT - Alexandre Sidorenko, 7-6, 6-3
Nicolas DEVILDER - Jean-Christophe Faurel, 7-6, 7-6
Jonathan EYSSERIC - Augustin Gensse, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Nicolas RENAVAND - Jonathan Dasnières de Veigy, 6-3, 7-6
Jonathan EYSSERIC/Nicolas RENAVAND - Yves Allegro/Julien Jeanpierre, 6-3, 0-6, 0-1 (11-13)
Kevin BOTTI/Jonathan MILSZTAJN - Jean-Christophe Faurel/Augustin Gensse, 2-6, 3-6

Truc
11-26-2008, 08:28 AM
Villa Primrose Bordeaux:

8 novembre 2008: Paris Jean Bouin - Villa Primrose - 0-6
Florent Serra (FRA) d. Eric Prodon (FRA) - 6-4 7-5
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) d. Pierrick Ysern (FRA) - 7-6 7-5
Xavier Pujo (FRA) d. Jerome Inzerillo (FRA) - 7-6 6-4
Jordane Doble (FRA) d. Romain Sichez (FRA) - 6-2 6-0
Mathieu Montcourt/Florent Serra (FRA) d. Pierrick Ysern/Jerome Inzerillo (FRA) - 6-4 6-4
Xavier Pujo/Jean Baptiste Perlant (FRA) d. Romain Sichez/Leo Dominguez (FRA) - 6-4 6-3 6-3

12 novembre 2008: US Colomiers - Villa Primrose - 6-0
Florent Serra (FRA) l. to Marcel Granollers (ESP) - 7-6 6-1
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) l. to Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) - 6-2 3-6 7-5
Younes El Ayanoui (MAR) l. to Daniel Munoz de la Nava (ESP) - 7-6 6-4
Jordane Doble (FRA) l. to Rui Machado (POR) - 3-6 6-3 6-2
Florent Serra/Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) l. to Marcel Granollers/Rui Machado (ESP/POR) - 6-3 6-2
Xavier Pujo/Jean-Baptiste Perlant (FRA) l. to Daniel Munoz de la Nava/Gabriel Trujillo (ESP) - 6-0 6-2

15 novembre 2008: Villa Primrose - TC Boulogne-Billancourt 4-2
Florent Serra (FRA) - Jiri Vanek (CZE) 2-6 2-6
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) - Rik De Voest (RSA) 3-6 6-1 6-4
Younes El Ayanoui (MAR) - Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 6-4 3-6 6-1
Romain Jouan (FRA) - Jesse Huta Galung (NED) 6-4 3-6 6-7
Florent Serra/Younes El Ayanoui (FRA/MAR) - Rik De Voest/Jesse Huta Galung (RSA/NED) 1-6 6-2 (10-4)
Mathieu Montcourt/Romain Jouan (FRA) - Jiri Vanek/Bjorn Rehnquist (CZE/SWE) 6-3 4-6 (14-12)

19 novembre 2008: AS Patton Rennes 35 - Villa Primrose 4-2
Xavier Pujo (FRA) l. to Marc Gicquel (FRA) - 6-2 6-1
Romain Jouan (FRA) d. Olivier Patience (FRA) - 6-1 6-7 4-6
Jordane Doble (FRA) l. to Stefano Galvani (ITA) - 6-4 6-3
Adrien Puget (FRA) l. to Cyrille Saulnier (FRA) - 6-4 6-4
Jordane Doble/Adrien Puget (FRA) l. to Marc Gicquel/Olivier Patience (FRA) - 7-5 6-3
Jean Baptiste Perlant/Xavier Pujo (FRA) d. Rodolphe Gilbert/Cyrille Saulnier (FRA) - 3-6 4-6

22 novembre 2008: Villa Primrose Bordeaux vs TC Bressuire 4-2
Steve Darcis (BEL) - Jean-Rene Lisnard (FRA) 4-6 6-1 6-3
Jan Hernych (CZE) - Dieter Kindlmann (GER) 6-4 6-1
Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) - Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) 6-7 6-7
Jordane Doble (FRA) - Frantisek Cermak (CZE) 7-6 6-2
Steve Darcis/Jordane Doble (BEL/FRA) - Jean-Rene Lisnard/Dieter Kindlmann (FRA/GER) 6-7 6-3 0-1
Jan Hernych/Romain Jouan (CZE/FRA) - Michael Ryderstedt/Frantisek cermak (SWE/CZE) 7-6 6-3

Complete results of the other teams here, for example - the official "feuilles de match" are a pain to read:
http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6692

Truc
11-26-2008, 04:00 PM
lequipe.fr also writes the semi-finals will be Rennes-Paris Racing and Bordeaux-Lille.
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2008/20081126_162340_les-equipes-sur-le-pont.html

I don't know if it's true, lequipe.fr often is wrong. Nothing about the semi-finals on the official website yet.

Hangdog
11-26-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the updates! :worship:
I'm tend to believe there will be a draw and nothing is clear yet. The absence of any information on the official website is probably not an indicator because they've always been late with updates during the RR matches. But when a club's website provides us with all the detailed info and also mentions the draw - it's unlikely they are wrong.

TC Lille aslo talks about the draw (http://www.nordeclair.fr/Sports/Athletisme/2008/11/25/les-lillois-s-offrent-comme-toujours-une.shtml), and on Villa Primrose's website it is said that the draw will be made on Thursday evening. So, just one more day to go and the great mystery will be solved.

Truc
11-27-2008, 09:27 PM
The semi-finals: Rennes-Paris and Lille-Bordeaux
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/?id=4397

Rennes: Kohlschreiber, Gicquel, Patience, Meffert, Saulnier
Paris: Mahut, Devilder, Ascione, Roger-Vasselin, Eysseric
Bordeaux: Darcis, Serra, Montcourt, Pujo... Jouan is in Croissy, but doubtful (knee injury), no Hernych, no El Aynaoui
Lille: Vliegen, Christophe Rochus, Economidis, Uhlirach... no Pless

Livestream only on Saturday, unfortunately, the semi-finals would have been probably more interesting, they look quite even. At least they have a separate livestream for the men and the women events.

Truc
11-27-2008, 10:23 PM
The pics of the teams: http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/?id=4391
Paris Racing:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/4811/lprum2.jpg
Bordeaux Primrose:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3729/bordeauxprimrosefp6.jpg
AS Patton Rennes:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6408/pattonrennesxz2.jpg
TC Lille:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3244/tclillekp0.jpg

Truc
11-28-2008, 12:03 PM
The singles matches today:

Rennes - Paris Racing
n°1 : P. Kohlschreiber (Rennes) - N. Mahut (LPR)
n°2 : M. Gicquel (Rennes) - N. Devilder (LPR)
n°3 : O. Patience (Rennes) - T. Ascione (LPR)
n°4 : D. Meffert (Rennes) - N. Renavand (LPR)

Bordeaux - Lille
n°1 : S. Darcis (Bordeaux) - C. Rochus (Lille)
n°2 : F. Serra (Bordeaux) - K. Vliegen (Lille)
n°3 : M. Montcourt (Bordeaux) - K. Economidis (Lille)
n°4 : R. Jouan (Bordeaux) - B. Ulihrach (Lille)

It starts now with the matches 2 and 4.

Truc
11-28-2008, 01:10 PM
Rennes - Paris Racing 2-0

Gicquel d. Devilder 7/6 6/3
Meffert d. Renavand 6/3 6/3

Truc
11-28-2008, 01:24 PM
Lille - Bordeaux 2-0 :-/

Ulihrach d. Jouan 6/3 6/3
Vliegen d. Serra 7/6 6/4

Truc
11-28-2008, 02:37 PM
Lille - Bordeaux 2-1

Montcourt d. Economidis 6/2 6/0 :lol:

Even if Lille wins today, I'm not sure we will see Eco in singles after that one.

Puschkin
11-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Lille: Vliegen, Christophe Rochus, Economidis, Uhlirach...
worthy "French" team. :lol:

Truc
11-28-2008, 03:39 PM
The Parisian clubs "buy" all the French players!
At least Lille's top players are from Belgium, it doesn't feel completely random.

AS Patton Rennes - Lagardère Paris Racing : 3 - 1
N. Mahut (LPR) b. P. Kohlschreiber (AS Patton) 6/3, 6/4 - but Kohli is a bit injured according to the website (right thigh)
O. Patience (AS Patton) b. T. Ascione (LPR) 3/6, 6/3, 7/6 (3)

Truc
11-28-2008, 03:51 PM
Bordeaux - Lille 2-2 :rocker2:
Darcis (Bordeaux) b. C. Rochus (Lille) 6/3, 3/6, 7/6 (4)

Darcis has a problem with his elbow, he couldn't serve normally, says it's a little miracle to have won, saving MP in the process.

But Lille has better doubles teams now anyway with Kas & Co.

Truc
11-28-2008, 04:00 PM
Rennes-Paris Racing
Double 1 : Kohlschreiber-Patience (Rennes) / Mahut-Roger-Vasselin (Paris Racing)
Double 2 : Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes) / Devilder-Renavand (Paris Racing)

Kohlschreiber probably not seriously injured then - but Rennes didn't bring many substitutes either according to the pic.

Truc
11-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Lille-Bordeaux
Double 1 : Kas-Wassen (Lille) / Serra-Darcis (Bordeaux)
Double 2 : Vliegen-Rochus (Lille) / Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux)

I was hoping they would let Eco play again....

Truc
11-28-2008, 04:52 PM
Pics of the singles matches:
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/album/album2/index.html
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/album/album4/index.html

Truc
11-28-2008, 05:06 PM
Ulihrach really peaks for the French Interclubs, he's unbeaten this year (6/6 in singles).

Truc
11-28-2008, 05:19 PM
Rennes - Paris Racing : 3 - 2
Devilder-Renavand (Paris Racing) b. Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes) 6/3, 1/6, 10-6

In case the teams are tied 3-3 after the 2nd doubles match, they play a decisive doubles match in 10 points.

Truc
11-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Lille - Bordeaux 3-2
Kas-Wassen (Lille) d. Serra-Darcis (Bordeaux) 6/1, 6/4

Truc
11-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Lille-Bordeaux 3-3
Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux) b. Vliegen-Rochus (Lille) 6/4, 6/3

Super tiebreak now: Kas-Wassen (Lille) vs. Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux) ^^

Truc
11-28-2008, 05:56 PM
Rennes - Paris Racing: 3-3 too!
Mahut-Roger-Vasselin (Paris Racing) b. Kohlschreiber-Patience (Rennes) 7/6 (4), 5/7, 10-5

Super tiebreak: Mahut-Devilder (Paris) vs. Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes)

Truc
11-28-2008, 06:11 PM
Bordeaux wins! :eek:
Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux) b. Kas-Wassen (Lille) 11/9
:worship:
Montcourt 3/3 today.

Truc
11-28-2008, 06:27 PM
And Paris Racing wins too, what a comeback from 1-3!

Mahut-Devilder (Paris Racing) b. Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes) 10-3

Truc
11-28-2008, 06:43 PM
I hope Lagardère won't make one of his stars come just for the final, it will be tough enough for Bordeaux tomorrow, especially with Darcis and Jouan injured.

Lagardère Paris Racing - AS Patton Rennes : 4 - 3
Singles #1 : N. Mahut (Paris Racing) b. P. Kohlschreiber (Rennes) 6/3, 6/4
Singles #2 : M. Gicquel (Rennes) b. N. Devilder (Paris Racing) 7/6(4), 6/3
Singles #3 : O. Patience (Rennes) b. T. Ascione (Paris Racing) 3/6, 6/3, 7/6(3)
Singles #4 : D. Meffert (Rennes) b. N. Renavand (Paris Racing) 6/3, 6/3
Doubles #2 : Devilder-Renavand (Paris Racing) b. Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes) 6/3, 1/6, 10-6
Doubles #1 : Mahut-Roger-Vasselin (Paris Racing) b. Kohlschreiber-Patience (Rennes) 7/6 (4), 5/7, 10-5
Super tiebreak : Mahut-Devilder (Paris Racing) b. Gicquel-Meffert (Rennes) 10/3

Villa Primrose Bordeaux - TC Lille Métropole : 4 - 3
Singles #1 : S. Darcis (Bordeaux) b. C. Rochus (Lille) 3/6, 6/3, 7/6(4)
Singles #2 : K. Vliegen (Lille) b. F. Serra (Bordeaux) 7/6(4), 6/4
Singles #3 : M. Montcourt (Bordeaux) b. K. Economidis (Lille) 6/2, 6/0
Singles #4 : B. Ulihrach (Lille) b. R. Jouan (Bordeaux) 6/3, 6/3
Doubles #1 : Kas-Wassen (Lille) b. Serra-Darcis (Bordeaux) 6/1, 6/4
Doubles #2 : Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux) b. Vliegen-Rochus (Lille) 6/4, 6/3
Super tiebreak : Montcourt-Jouan (Bordeaux) b. Kas-Wassen (Lille) 11/9

Truc
11-28-2008, 08:14 PM
The pics of the doubles:
Paris Racing-Rennes:
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/album/album5/index.html

And Bordeaux-Lille:
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/album/album6/index.html

Baghdatis#1
11-29-2008, 05:29 AM
Eco :sad:

Truc
11-29-2008, 11:18 AM
Yes, Eco really was the weak link yesterday, great effort from everybody according to the reports - except Eco.

Darcis not playing for Bordeaux, he was injured anyway, I hope it won't turn into a demolition now and it won't be over after the singles already!

The singles:
n°1 : N. Mahut (Paris Racing) c. F. Serra (Bordeaux)
n°2 : N. Devilder (Paris Racing) c. M. Montcourt (Bordeaux)
n°3 : T. Ascione (Paris Racing) c. R. Jouan (Bordeaux)
n°4 : J. Eysseric Paris Racing) c. J. Doble (Bordeaux)

Truc
11-29-2008, 11:19 AM
It starts with Montcourt-Devilder.
The livestream:
http://www.fft.fr/premiere_division/2008/?id=4388

Truc
11-29-2008, 01:35 PM
Bordeaux - Paris Racing 2-0
J. Doble (Bordeaux) b. J. Eysseric (Paris Racing) 6/2, 7/6(3)
M. Montcourt (Bordeaux) b. N. Devilder (Paris Racing) 7/6(5), 2/6, 6/4

But Mahut and Ascione are the favourites in the next singles.

Mahut-Serra next on the livestream.

Truc
11-29-2008, 03:09 PM
Bordeaux - Paris Racing 2-1
T. Ascione (Paris) b. R. Jouan (Bordeaux) 7/6 (5), 7/6 (1)

Truc
11-29-2008, 03:13 PM
Bordeaux - Paris Racing 2-2
N. Mahut (Paris) b. F. Serra (Bordeaux) 7/6 6/3

Truc
11-29-2008, 03:46 PM
Double n°1 : N. Mahut-E. Roger-Vasselin (Paris) c. F. Serra-J. Doble (Bordeaux) -> on the court with live coverage
Double n°2 : N. Devilder-N. Renavand (Paris) c. M. Montcourt-R. Jouan (Bordeaux)

Truc
11-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Bordeaux - Paris Racing 3-3
N. Mahut-E. Roger-Vasselin (Paris Racing) b. F. Serra-J. Doble (Bordeaux) 6/3, 6/1
M. Montcourt-R. Jouan (Bordeaux) b. N. Devilder-N. Renavand (Paris Racing) 2/6, 7/5, 10-7

Serra hasn't won a set for Bordeaux of the week-end...
Mahut and Montcourt unbeaten (5/5)!

The title will be decided in a super-tiebreak in 10 points:
M. Montcourt-R. Jouan (Bordeaux) c. N. Mahut-E. Roger-Vasselin (Paris Racing)

Truc
11-29-2008, 05:59 PM
N. Mahut-E. Roger-Vasselin (LPR) b. M. Montcourt-R. Jouan (Primrose) 10-5

Lagardère Paris Racing b. Villa Primrose Bordeaux 4-3

amierin
11-29-2008, 06:00 PM
Truc thanks for this. I stumbled on the info this morning and I wish I'd been up earlier to watch. Is it all finished now?

Truc
11-29-2008, 06:39 PM
Yes, it's finished, it was the final, Paris Racing won the title for this year.

It's a nice event every year during the off-season because the livestream is quite good and the teams really are into it.
This year the final turned into a purely French affair, but that's not so usual. Kohlschreiber was playing the semi-finals for example yesterday, but his team lost.