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Brisbane: Gasquet df Tsonga 1-6 6-4 6-2

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Hell YES! :woohoo: What a great display from Richard. His FH was better than ever and so was his returning. This Gasquet is the real deal. Jo was in crazy mode in the set but Richard stayed in there. Jo's level tapered off as Richard's increased. Great match. :D

trixtah
01-09-2009, 09:50 AM
big uphill battle until Tsonga fell off a little giving Richard those freebies

Thanos
01-09-2009, 09:51 AM
:D

i have something to look forward too, when my coverage finally starts :(

elessar
01-09-2009, 09:52 AM
:sobbing: can't believe it.

:rolls: Love his English

scarecrows
01-09-2009, 09:52 AM
wonder if richie21 will still stay on the Tsonga bandwagon or his flame for Gasquet will come back

Nathaliia
01-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Haven't watched but it looks like Gasquet showed the toughness once for a change.

l_mac
01-09-2009, 09:52 AM
:worship:

Great result.

richie21
01-09-2009, 09:53 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.

His FH was better than ever

Oh yeah???
Are you sure about that??:eek::rolleyes:

NIKKO84
01-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Gasquet :bigclap: good boy

Tsonganator
01-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Gasquet played well and wisely directed a high percentage of his shots to Tsonga's backhand. Tsonga broke down at the end and there was no doubt who would win it. I think 5 set matches in the AO will suit Tsonga better because of his game falls he will have more time to regain it.

elessar
01-09-2009, 09:55 AM
wonder if richie21 will still stay on the Tsonga bandwagon or his flame for Gasquet will come back
Richie21 is nothing if not consistent
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.



Oh yeah???
Are you sure about that??:eek::rolleyes:
:worship:

case
01-09-2009, 09:55 AM
considering stepaneks off playing today gasquet should have a breeze to the finals

HeretiC
01-09-2009, 09:56 AM
Looks like Jo was in a hurry to be somewhere else in the last half an hour. Managed to hit everyting else apart from the court.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 09:56 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.



Oh yeah???
Are you sure about that??:eek::rolleyes:

Very sure. :rolleyes: He was blasting winners all over the place.

Vlad1980
01-09-2009, 09:56 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.



Oh yeah???
Are you sure about that??:eek::rolleyes:



Looks like you are still singing same tune.... :rolleyes:

Richard served horrible in first set and that was the main reason he lost it. Tsonga was going all out on every second ball and was making it, but that is SO low percentage stuff and it caught up with him in the end. Richard played composed tennis and served beautifully in second and third set and was simply the better player tonight. :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

case
01-09-2009, 09:57 AM
I think 5 set matches in the AO will suit Tsonga better because of his game falls he will have more time to regain it.

really good point

Mĺnu
01-09-2009, 09:58 AM
Tsonga's first set was amazing, he just lost everything with the DF giving Gasquet the second set. Amazingly lame from Tsonga!

Eliande
01-09-2009, 09:58 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.



Oh yeah???
Are you sure about that??:eek::rolleyes:

Oh, come on!
Tsonga outplayed Gasquet in the first, but in the second and third set, Gasquet was the better player.

Yves.
01-09-2009, 09:58 AM
:worship: Great comeback!

Puschkin
01-09-2009, 09:59 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast.

But he did not. And don't you think it had something to do with the opponent?

Anyway, stay in your nagging corner, if it pleases you.

After a poor first set, Richard hang in, slowly found his game and got better and better, some Gasquet-magic in the second half of the second set. And then, the great fighter Tsonga just collapsed and Richard took the third easily.

simplet
01-09-2009, 09:59 AM
He won more points than Tsonga on his first serve (and on his second), that's saying something about the way he served, especially after he took a beating in the first set.

richie21
01-09-2009, 10:00 AM
Oh, come on!
Tsonga outplayed Gasquet in the first, but in the second and third set, Gasquet was the better player.

Agree but it was mostly due to Tsonga's brainfarts.
Ffs,Gasquet had just to put the ball on the court in the last set to win a point.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 10:01 AM
He won more points than Tsonga on his first serve (and on his second), that's saying something about the way he served, especially after he took a beating in the first set.

And he was only serving at 54% :eek:

Jozie
01-09-2009, 10:02 AM
The only reason Richard played poorly in the first set was because his 2nd serve let him down.

Well done Richard! You are an amazingly talented player. Keep up your winning ways!

richie21
01-09-2009, 10:02 AM
But he did not. And don't you think it had something to do with the opponent?
Anyway, stay in your nagging corner, if it pleases you.

After a poor first set, Richard hang in, slowly found his game and got better and better, some Gasquet-magic in the second half of the second set. And then, the great fighter Tsonga just collapsed and Richard took the third easily.

I'd like to say that,Puschkin,believe me!
But i saw the match and to me,it was much more Tsonga who lost this game rather than Gasquet who won it.

case
01-09-2009, 10:03 AM
anyway gasquet shows some fight and begins the new year with a good start. hopefully a new and improved gasquet with
MENTAL FORTITUDE

Vlad1980
01-09-2009, 10:03 AM
And he was only serving at 54% :eek:

He won third set serving at 45%... but he was Really going for his first serve and won all points.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 10:04 AM
I'd like to say that,Puschkin,believe me!
But i saw the match and to me,it was much more Tsonga who lost this game rather than Gasquet who won it.

So the winners that appeared in the second set that weren't there in the first set were phantom points then? They weren't real? :rolleyes:

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 10:05 AM
He won third set serving at 45%... but he was Really going for his first serve and won all points.

That's just amazing. :worship: Muzza-like. :p

Tsonganator
01-09-2009, 10:06 AM
The only match I've seen in which it was more(or at least equal) a case of the oppenent playing well than Tsonga playing badly is Federer against him last year in Toronto. When Tsonga is playing badly, it is so obvious to everyone and you just cringe when there is a short or midcourt ball because you just know Tsonga will overplay it.

Vlad1980
01-09-2009, 10:06 AM
I'd like to say that,Puschkin,believe me!
But i saw the match and to me,it was much more Tsonga who lost this game rather than Gasquet who won it.

It is almost always combination of the two.. but Richard has changed few things since first set, such as he added some serve and volley and he started to really attack Tsonga's second serves. That put pressure on him and he couldn't find a solution. Result: Richard won the match in the end.

richie21
01-09-2009, 10:07 AM
The only match I've seen in which it was more(or at least equal) a case of the oppenent playing well than Tsonga playing badly is Federer against him last year in Toronto. When Tsonga is playing badly, it is so obvious to everyone and you just cringe when there is a short or midcourt ball because you just know Tsonga will overplay it.

I concur.
Along with his match against Federer,today's match was probably one of Tsonga's worst matches i've seen since the last AO.

Stensland
01-09-2009, 10:07 AM
richie...:worship:

this guy's game is just art. these strokes... :inlove:

great to see the beauty of tennis prevail. i've had my doubts in the first set, i must say, as he got completely blown off the court by tsonga's firepower. great to be proven wrong.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 10:09 AM
I concur.
Along with his match against Federer,today's match was probably one of Tsonga's worst matches i've seen since the last AO.

He said that this was more a case of Richard playing better than Jo losing only because he played badly. :rolleyes:

Schu
01-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Gasquet was lucky that Tsonga literrally gifted him the last 2 sets,especially the last one(spreading shocking UEs after shocking UEs).
Had he played as seriously as in the first set,Gasquet would have been toast. :

Some things never change - gald to see that the off season hasn't damped your "love" for Gasquet.

Who was the mental midget in this matcH? Gasquet didn't crumble and Tsonga couldn't deal with that.I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Dini
01-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Yea baby!! Welcome back Richie...c'mon now get the title and beat the hell out of Stepanek...

Wohooooooooooo

richie21
01-09-2009, 10:11 AM
He said that this was more a case of Richard playing better than Jo losing only because he played badly. :rolleyes:

I didn't read correctly the first sentence.
My mistake then.

*Jean*
01-09-2009, 10:11 AM
Yay well done Richard !

duong
01-09-2009, 10:15 AM
The only match I've seen in which it was more(or at least equal) a case of the oppenent playing well than Tsonga playing badly is Federer against him last year in Toronto.

in Madrid actually.

I haven't seen the match but these two ones are great to see playing against each other.

Their match in Aus Open last year was great.

simplet
01-09-2009, 10:17 AM
Honestly you can't say that Tsonga gifted Gasquet the match. He was just hitting him out of the court in the first set, but in the second they were pretty mutch even, and it was more a case of Gasquet raising his level than Tsonga faltering. Gasquet put a lot of pressure on him, and THEN Tsonga collapsed. He played a bad third set but there's no denying Gasquet won at least the second due to his game (and you could argue that it was Gasquet's level that threw Tsonga off his game after losing the second).

Schu
01-09-2009, 10:20 AM
He played a bad third set but there's no denying Gasquet won at least the second due to his game (and you could argue that it was Gasquet's level that threw Tsonga off his game after losing the second).

Too logical for SOME MTFers.

Dini
01-09-2009, 10:27 AM
As much as I love Tsonga, I don't think Richie has been given the credit that he deserves for winning this match. Last year wasn't very spectacular for Richie- to put it mildly- but if he can beat another talented player and stay with him in the match and beat him by that scoreline in the last two sets, I don't see where the luck comes in. Yes Tsonga was throwing errors here and there but Gasquet is one big talent and never underestimate his powers. Just find it a bit sour grapes for people to say it was lucky.

Deivid23
01-09-2009, 10:36 AM
Now reach your first of many finals in 2009 Richard, don´t dare to let that clown Stepanjerk to clinch it :worship:

Davodus
01-09-2009, 11:12 AM
i was at this match, and very glad i was :)
richard played not well in the first set, and tsonga was blasting shots, hitting great drop shots and serving well

richards forehand was good tonight, not great, but pretty good, and he hit some nice winners with it
he slowly gained confidence as he kept holding his serve easily, and in the third set he was pretty much in control the whole time
tsonga's level did drop, but really it wasn't a whole lot til the last 2 or 3 games of the match

great win richard :)

Venle
01-09-2009, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the summary, Dav :)

So happy for Richard! His third match of the year, and he already beats a top 10 player - and a friend - after losing the first set.

Keep going, Richie :yippee:

lisaplenske
01-09-2009, 11:27 AM
richard can be satisfied about his match today.

It has nothing to do with luck or what.He was dominated in the first but then took control of the match by being more agressive and having a way better serve.
He could have collapsed because of that poor first set but he didnt.
The more the match was progressing the more richard was hitting big shots and put pressure to jo game.
He was relax and a relaxed gasquet can do some real damages.

Allez now stepaneck:armed:

Horatio Caine
01-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Yep, I believed he could do it...usually doesn't mind a target at the net (and had had a warm-up, beating Dent in previous round), and he has enjoyed a little success (albeit not a great amount) against ball-bashers in the past...wasn't convinced that Tsonga was at his best coming into this.

Couldn't have worked out better for him having Stepanek in the SF (another target at the net)...was pretty confident it would be Soderling, and obviously that guy had the brute force, potentially, to knock Gasquet for six.

Well done RG! :yeah:

JolánGagó
01-09-2009, 11:48 AM
Allez Richard!! :yeah:

This Clownga is a fake, that's obvious to anyone with a clue :rolleyes:

reggie1
01-09-2009, 11:52 AM
As much as I love Tsonga, I don't think Richie has been given the credit that he deserves for winning this match. Last year wasn't very spectacular for Richie- to put it mildly- but if he can beat another talented player and stay with him in the match and beat him by that scoreline in the last two sets, I don't see where the luck comes in. Yes Tsonga was throwing errors here and there but Gasquet is one big talent and never underestimate his powers. Just find it a bit sour grapes for people to say it was lucky.

I couldn't agree more. This is a big step forward for Richard and hopefully the start of a great turnaround for him. Last season he would have lost the second set after losing the first with this scoreline and that would have been it. Richie21 would have been on here bashing Gasquet for losing, oh, wait, he's still on here bashing him for winning!
I am just so pleased about this win for many reasons. Firstly, it shows Richard had his head together for this match (o.k the first set was a whitewash) but he FOUGHT back, something he is not exactly famed for and he managed to keep his head playing against a friend, something he never finds easy. The extra fitness work and Peyre's influence is starting to pay off and long may it continue. I am so pleased for him and looking forward to the rest of the season. And "R" if you're about to rain on my parade, DON'T! : :(

Rumour
01-09-2009, 12:05 PM
This is a match whose result I'd be content with regardless of the winner but, while I would have leaned more towards a Tsonga victory, Gasquet probably 'needed' it more considering what a disappointing 2008 he had. Despite not watching, it certainly seems like he responded positively after a poor first set and, at the very least, played well enough from that point onwards that any opponent would have to work and not just coast along in order to beat him. Since that clearly did not happen, I don't see how this can be regarded as anything but a deserved and satisfying win.

Richie21 would have been on here bashing Gasquet for losing, oh, wait, he's still on here bashing him for winning!
Never in doubt - would probably still have a gripe if it had been a double bagel beatdown :rolleyes:

ORGASMATRON
01-09-2009, 12:07 PM
This was what i predicted, Gasquet is probably the best of the french. He just needs less pressure, hopefully this will be the year that he finally breaks loose.

reggie1
01-09-2009, 12:13 PM
This was what i predicted, Gasquet is probably the best of the french. He just needs less pressure, hopefully this will be the year that he finally breaks loose.

Amen to that :worship:

Henry Chinaski
01-09-2009, 12:15 PM
Gasquet won more matches from a set down in 2009 than he did in 2007.

richie21
01-09-2009, 12:26 PM
Gasquet won more matches from a set down in 2009 than he did in 2007.

That's the only positive sign i can see from his 2009 matches so far because frankly,i don't see any obvious improvement in his game so far(bar perhaps a more agressive approach in his returns).

Rumour
01-09-2009, 12:35 PM
This was what i predicted, Gasquet is probably the best of the french. He just needs less pressure, hopefully this will be the year that he finally breaks loose.
Unfortunately, as much as I like Gasquet, I don't think his overall performance last year bodes well for him in this regard. Yes he's been under the weight of (sometimes unfairly) high expectation from a young age but I still expected him to cope better and at least maintain the gains of 2007, rather than the significant setback of 2008.
Gasquet won more matches from a set down in 2009 than he did in 2007.
Don't you mean last year instead of the one before? Because, off the top of my head, I can remember that memorable Wimbledon '07 QF comeback against Roddick :confused:

Puschkin
01-09-2009, 01:03 PM
Unfortunately, as much as I like Gasquet, I don't think his overall performance last year bodes well for him in this regard.
:eek: It is not a law on tennis that one bad season is followed by another one.

Don't you mean last year instead of the one before? Because, off the top of my head, I can remember that memorable Wimbledon '07 QF comeback against Roddick :confused:
That was the only one. In all three set-matches in 2007 he lost the match when he had lost the first set.

Henry Chinaski
01-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Don't you mean last year instead of the one before? Because, off the top of my head, I can remember that memorable Wimbledon '07 QF comeback against Roddick :confused:

that was the only time I believe and he's done it twice in 2009.

he did it 7 times in the 2nd half of last year though exclusively in matches he was overwhelming favourite.

dam0dred
01-09-2009, 02:15 PM
Well that is certainly a pleasant surprise.

Yay Dickie. :)

Forehander
01-09-2009, 02:17 PM
This is actually quite good stuff from Gasquet. Other than the first round, his play have been dramatically improved. He is stepping backwards less and taking the serves much more aggressively. His forehand though is still a bit wonky but he did great this match on both wings (the backhand always as consistent as ever). However one must remember that his performance cannot be solely judged on this match because afterall they are friends and know each other's game so well therefore hits much more freely than usual.

reggie1
01-09-2009, 02:30 PM
This is actually quite good stuff from Gasquet. Other than the first round, his play have been dramatically improved. He is stepping backwards less and taking the serves much more aggressively. His forehand though is still a bit wonky but he did great this match on both wings (the backhand always as consistent as ever). However one must remember that his performance cannot be solely judged on this match because afterall they are friends and know each other's game so well therefore hits much more freely than usual.

Why write Gasgay? regardless of anybody's sexuality why play on their name like that as if being gay is something to be insulted over! :(

Rumour
01-09-2009, 02:35 PM
:eek: It is not a law on tennis that one bad season is followed by another one.
No it's not, but what I meant was that last year was the one in which a major breakthrough seemed to me more imminent. The fact that it not only didn't happen but that Gasquet seemed to be regressing, especially in the first half of the year when the momentum of the previous season should still have been relatively fresh, was rather worrying.

Personally I expect him to have a better 2009, especially since his performance did seem to stabilize somewhat towards the end of 2008. However, with all the other players who emerged last year and surpassed him in the rankings - especially his fellow countrymen - I just don't have much hope any more for sustained success or big results, especially in the slams.

That was the only one. In all three set-matches in 2007 he lost the match when he had lost the first set.

that was the only time I believe and he's done it twice in 2009.

he did it 7 times in the 2nd half of last year though exclusively in matches he was overwhelming favourite.
Thanks for the clarification... This is actually the only result of his I've seen this year so I thought the implication was that this was his first win from a set down so early in the season. Plus specific match scorelines rarely stick in my head so I didn't remember Gasquet's comeback wins from last year :o

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 02:50 PM
lucky one Gasquet

EternalxJourney
01-09-2009, 03:30 PM
YEEEESSSS!!! It's been a long time coming. Allez Richie!

GlennMirnyi
01-09-2009, 03:30 PM
Tsonga himself said he wasn't ready for Brisbane. His win over Jarkko was already shocking, so this was okay. He'll be okay for the AO.

JolánGagó
01-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Why write Gasgay? regardless of anybody's sexuality why play on their name like that as if being gay is something to be insulted over! :(

I agree.

Please close this thread inmediately, thank you.

simplet
01-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Why write Gasgay? regardless of anybody's sexuality why play on their name like that as if being gay is something to be insulted over! :(

I think there was a thread at one point about gay players (male or female), and he boasted about the pranks he played on his gay teammates to ridicule them. I'm pretty sure the guy is openly homophobic. Also kind of a dick.

dam0dred
01-09-2009, 03:37 PM
Why write Gasgay?

Because he's an idiot.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 03:45 PM
Why write Gasgay? regardless of anybody's sexuality why play on their name like that as if being gay is something to be insulted over! :(

Just report the post. The mods will either modify it or delete it.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 03:46 PM
lucky one Gasquet

Yeah, all those forehand, backhand, and volley winners were pure luck... no talent needed. :p

Kitty de Sade
01-09-2009, 04:27 PM
Very nice, especially after being dealt a breadstick in the first. :yeah:

oranges
01-09-2009, 06:01 PM
The second set was a thing of beauty, with both playing great :inlove:
Congrats Richie, it's not an easy task to get back into the match against Jo on fire. He not only did that, but actually turned it around to become more and more dominant as the match progressed. :worship: Richie21 hasn't noticed, but there was more and more pressure on Jo's serve and he had something to do with 30:40 before JW conceded the set with a DF. Great win for him and an excellent start of the season. He definitely needed it more, but I still have to :bigcry: that this was a QF match. Could have easily been the final as far as I'm concerned, so get that title now Richard :D

guy in sf
01-10-2009, 02:20 AM
Is Richie still wearing the backwards cap when he plays?
I think he needs to get rid of that. It's a good way to signal a complete change and show maturity, he can't stay as a carefree fratboy who just casually shrugs off a defeat like it doesn't matter forever. TIme to grow up and take things seriously and play with passion.