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Brisbane SF: Stepanek def. Gasquet 2:6, 6:2, 6:4

Bascule
01-10-2009, 05:03 AM
His outfit was terrible, as his character was.:rolleyes: He is the ultimate clown as his top fanboy from this forum was. He did show all the tricks he knew: like Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Connors...he even rode a ponny:confused: - like in a circus - where he actually belongs. I would like him to show us some of Hudini's tricks at the end - to disappear for good, with his irritating acting and sportmenship.

Gasquet has lost a mental battle from this provocateur.

federernadalfan
01-10-2009, 05:04 AM
gasquet :sad: :mad:

green25814
01-10-2009, 05:04 AM
And people were saying he was better than murray????

Cloudygirl
01-10-2009, 05:04 AM
Stephanek is a complete cock i hope Nando beats the crap out of him.

FairWeatherFan
01-10-2009, 05:05 AM
I can understand why it would annoy his opponents but Stepanek's prancing/dancing around on court to me is damn funny to watch. Hahahaha.

Good match.

njnetswill
01-10-2009, 05:05 AM
"all eyes on me, in the center of the ring, just like a circus"

As a Gasquet fan I am sad about the result, but you have to give Radek a :yeah: for being such a character. I might have been annoyed today but I know that if he was playing a player I disliked I would be :haha: at his antics

Henry Chinaski
01-10-2009, 05:05 AM
Kudos to Gasquet? Nah, fuck Gasquet for contriving to lose a match he was totally in control of and for capitulating when the pressure was on.

Cloudygirl
01-10-2009, 05:05 AM
And people were saying he was better than murray????

Did you watch the match it was actually a really good match. They were both on fire in different stages of the match. Better than anything i've seen so far in Doha or Chennai.

Vlad1980
01-10-2009, 05:07 AM
Gamesmenship in the clown outfit prevails over tennis.

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 05:08 AM
To Steps from BGT... starting at 0:14

y0isvS19AGs

Kolya
01-10-2009, 05:08 AM
Up to his antics again.

Bascule
01-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Kudos to Gasquet? Nah, fuck Gasquet for contriving to lose a match he was totally in control of and for capitulating when the pressure was on.

Right, he was mentally weak for Stepanek.

Voo de Mar
01-10-2009, 05:09 AM
His outfit was terrible, as his character was.:rolleyes: He is the ultimate clown [...](

Yes, Stepanek is the biggest clown on the tour but I don't treat it like a disadvantage. He brings on the Tour a lot of colours with his behaviour, clothes and unique style of play :yeah:

osalsyst
01-10-2009, 05:10 AM
Normally I find Steps's antics on court quite funny but today he was being a supreme ass. Nice interview though. As for Gasquet, you know it's bad when you lose a tight match to Radek.

Sexy for the title!

ChinoRios4Ever
01-10-2009, 05:10 AM
Gasquet you idiot, plisssssss play like a man for the love of god at least one year, too much talent but ZERO guts :smash:

green25814
01-10-2009, 05:11 AM
Did you watch the match it was actually a really good match. They were both on fire in different stages of the match. Better than anything i've seen so far in Doha or Chennai.

I dont want to be rude, but gasquet is never going to win anything.

Vlad1980
01-10-2009, 05:11 AM
and this is why Stepanek has no fans whatsoever and never will.

Leo
01-10-2009, 05:12 AM
Kudos to Gasquet? Nah, fuck Gasquet for contriving to lose a match he was totally in control of and for capitulating when the pressure was on.

But he was actually never really in control. His first service game went to about 6 or 7 deuces, and he faced many break points after that. The 6-2 scoreline was actually much closer than you would think. It honestly doesn't surprise me that Stepanek won routinely after that.

Oh, Richard. To beat Tsonga in style and then lose to Stepanek is a big disappointment. I hope Verdasco thrashes the immature little bitch in the final, make him cry.

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 05:13 AM
In the second set, Stepanek screamed in the middle of a point to distract Gasquet, who was up at the net and missed an easy volley. Richie complained to the umpire. Straight away on the following point, Gasquet hit a winner and Stepanek yelled out "Oh no!" in a mocking tone. It became obvious at that point that he was only putting on a show to disrupt his opponent's concentration.

Stensland
01-10-2009, 05:13 AM
boo. fuck stepanek.

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 05:14 AM
Steps better be glad it wasn't me playing. I'd have shoved my racquet so far up his butt he's be tasting my sweaty handle. :retard:

green25814
01-10-2009, 05:15 AM
As much of a dick as steps was in this match, whats more important was how gasquet let it effect him. I wish he'd just man up and fight back for once. Pathetic.

fast_clay
01-10-2009, 05:15 AM
people should be asking for their money back if they paid their hard earned to watch gasket play today... what an imp...

he could learn a thing or two from stepanek... yeah sure, radek is not everyone's cup of tea, but, at least you are gonna get an honest performance when you pay the admission... its a bit of a lucky dip with the other guy...

Henry Chinaski
01-10-2009, 05:18 AM
But he was actually never really in control. His first service game went to about 6 or 7 deuces, and he faced many break points after that. The 6-2 scoreline was actually much closer than you would think. It honestly doesn't surprise me that Stepanek won routinely after that.

Oh, Richard. To beat Tsonga in style and then lose to Stepanek is a big disappointment. I hope Verdasco thrashes the immature little bitch in the final, make him cry.

He looked in control at the start of the 2nd set and it looked to me that he thought he was in control. He had 2bps to go either 2-0 or 3-1 up and played overly casual, sloppy points. If his concentration had been a bit better in that phase of the match it could've been over quickly. Also his first serve went awol when it really mattered in the third and he put just 1 in the game at 4-4.

Overall there was a lot of good tennis played by both in very tough windy conditions.

aussie_fan
01-10-2009, 05:19 AM
Gasquet really let Stepanek get to him. Sexy was being a dick, espcially when he yeeled out when he hit a shot to distract gasquet but Richie just needed to keep playing the tennis he was in the first set and it would of been a different story.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:20 AM
Too sexy. The volleys to break at 4/4 were awesome.

Bunch of crybabies. Nadull does the provocation stuff to just about every opponent and nobody says anything.

Stensland
01-10-2009, 05:21 AM
people should be asking for their money back if they paid their hard earned to watch gasket play today... what an imp...

he could learn a thing or two from stepanek... yeah sure, radek is not everyone's cup of tea, but, at least you are gonna get an honest performance when you pay the admission... its a bit of a lucky dip with the other guy...

honest crap is still crap though. his game is fairly ugly and about 2 games of gasquet make up for a whole match of stepanek tennis-wise - best of 5, that is.

stepanek has been going down in straights lots of times as well btw, looking like he didn't really care about the crowd (which of course he doesn' at all), so it's not like he's the born hewittesque fighter. i fail to see why anyone would mention the word "honest" in a sentence with stepanek anyways. he's one of the most unsportsmanlike players out there.

green25814
01-10-2009, 05:23 AM
honest crap is still crap though. his game is fairly ugly and about 2 games of gasquet make up for a whole match of stepanek tennis-wise - best of 5, that is.

stepanek has been going down in straights lots of times as well btw, looking like he didn't really care about the crowd (which of course he doesn' at all), so it's not like he's the born hewittesque fighter. i fail to see why anyone would mention the word "honest" in a sentence with stepanek anyways. he's one of the most unsportsmanlike players out there.

Id rather watch a stepanek match than a gasquet one.

Stepanek tries to win.

oranges
01-10-2009, 05:23 AM
Oh please, no one, not Nadal, not Murray, not JMac at his best were acting as much of an ass. I hope he comes playing to a tournament where I can visit. I'm looking forward to being as much of an ass from the stands.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:23 AM
Bullshit. Gasquet can't volley like Stepanek and his serve is a joke.

Also forehand for forehand, both have ugly ones.

Henry Chinaski
01-10-2009, 05:24 AM
I don't see how you could say stepanek's game is ugly whether you despise his antics or not

but fuck it. I'm going to go and build a nuclear bomb to drop on France then I'm going to bed. later......

Schu
01-10-2009, 05:25 AM
Good play from both but Radek wins ASS of the year and it's not even 2 weeks into the year. I've seen antics from him before but he was waaaay over the line this time.

Gasquest should have know he was gonna be in for trouble when Radek walked out in that purple outfit - that had to be designed just for him.

JolánGagó
01-10-2009, 05:25 AM
His outfit was terrible, as his character was.:rolleyes: He is the ultimate clown as his top fanboy from this forum was. He did show all the tricks he knew: like Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Connors...he even rode a ponny:confused: - like in a circus - where he actually belongs. I would like him to show us some of Hudini's tricks at the end - to disappear for good, with his irritating acting and sportmenship.

Gasquet has lost a mental battle from this provocateur.

:worship: I must suscribe every word of that. Stepa is plain disgusting, he should stay at Brisbane zoo (or "animal reserve", like they call them there as if it were smth different :rolleyes:) and never be released unless he agrees to take a patch in the outback as permanent residence.

I don't think gasquet was willing to fight though, his attitude was extremely indiferent, like he didn't give a a f**k from begining to end so as much as I hate to say: deserved lost.

I hope nando make some stepa jam tomorrow.

oranges
01-10-2009, 05:25 AM
Id rather watch a stepanek match than a gasquet one.

Stepanek tries to win.

:rolleyes: Some of the cliches get way too stale after a while.

Bascule
01-10-2009, 05:26 AM
Bunch of crybabies. Nadull does the provocation stuff to just about every opponent and nobody says anything.

Yes, he's doing it from time to time, but it's nothing comparing to Step's provocations.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:26 AM
Id rather watch a stepanek match than a gasquet one.

Stepanek tries to win.

:lol:

So true.

JolánGagó
01-10-2009, 05:26 AM
Good play from both

:haha:

you must've mistaken your PSP for a TV set.

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 05:27 AM
And people call Andy a dick. :rolleyes:

Schu
01-10-2009, 05:27 AM
Good play from both but Radek wins ASS of the year and it's not even 2 weeks into the year. I've seen antics from him before but he was waaaay over the line this time.

Gasquest should have know he was gonna be in for trouble when Radek walked out in that purple outfit - that had to be designed just for him.

fast_clay
01-10-2009, 05:27 AM
a lot of hate in here for steppa... and a lot of it i dont understand... what do people want...? it seems the ATP have created not only a sterile mens game by systematically removing the personality from the players, but, they have also made robots of the fans as well...

its not stepanek's fault that gasquet is forever inside some sort of gender identity crisis... gasquet should man up and show his testicles top a guy like stepanek... however, like many french, his testes were removed at birth... gasquet should join a f***ing choir group... he would also find it good therapy...

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:27 AM
Yes, he's doing it from time to time, but it's nothing comparing to Step's provocations.

Proof you haven't watched tennis before last year.

When Nadull started, he'd yell and fistpump after EVERY point.

Of course you don't know, you didn't watch tennis at the time. ;)

Vlad1980
01-10-2009, 05:30 AM
Bullshit. Gasquet can't volley like Stepanek and his serve is a joke.

Also forehand for forehand, both have ugly ones.

Stepanek is way too good. That's why he only managed to win 2 titles in his career as a tennis player. Of course, if he never used gamesmenship as his main weapon he would have never come out from challengers.

Schu
01-10-2009, 05:30 AM
:haha:

you must've mistaken your PSP for a TV set.

I see you know a lot about tennis...

green25814
01-10-2009, 05:30 AM
a lot of hate in here for steppa... and a lot of it i dont understand... what do people want...? it seems the ATP have created not only a sterile mens game by systematically removing the personality from the players, but, they have also made robots of the fans as well...

its not stepanek's fault that gasquet is forever inside some sort of gender identity crisis... gasquet should man up and show his testicles top a guy like stepanek... however, like many french, his testes were removed at birth... gasquet should join a f***ing choir group... he would also find it good therapy...

:haha:

:wavey: i love you.

Leo
01-10-2009, 05:31 AM
Too sexy. The volleys to break at 4/4 were awesome.

Bunch of crybabies. Nadull does the provocation stuff to just about every opponent and nobody says anything.

Lol. I'm not a Nadal fan and this statement to me is still :lol:

fast_clay
01-10-2009, 05:31 AM
honest crap is still crap though. his game is fairly ugly and about 2 games of gasquet make up for a whole match of stepanek tennis-wise - best of 5, that is.

stepanek has been going down in straights lots of times as well btw, looking like he didn't really care about the crowd (which of course he doesn' at all), so it's not like he's the born hewittesque fighter. i fail to see why anyone would mention the word "honest" in a sentence with stepanek anyways. he's one of the most unsportsmanlike players out there.

stepanek is old school and a player who does not look like he belongs on tour... in my eyes his game is built perfectly for the year 1971... but, somehow he still makes a living out there... not only that, but, he also has banged some nice birds from that other show...

radek owned gasquet like he owns the wta... whenever he chooses...

i fail to see how people cannot forgive radek for his antics when it is clear we are breathing the same air of a great character of our generation...

radek is very much misunderstood... and i dont mind being crucified for feeling that way...

Bascule
01-10-2009, 05:32 AM
Proof you haven't watched tennis before last year.

When Nadull started, he'd yell and fistpump after EVERY point.

Of course you don't know, you didn't watch tennis at the time. ;)

I watched tennis for years before you were born, baby. I don't mind putting some colors into this game, but he sucks very often. And I don't mix it with his game. On the other side Gasquet turn to be a mental midget.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:33 AM
Stepanek is way too good. That's why he only managed to win 2 titles in his career as a tennis player. Of course, if he never used gamesmenship as his main weapon he would have never come out from challengers.

:lol:

He's honest about it. He doesn't care about you. I also dislike the gamesmanship but his game is so sexy I can actually look over that most of the times.

By the way, he has a chance to win a third title tomorrow. Does Gasquet?

:lol:

JolánGagó
01-10-2009, 05:33 AM
... gasquet should join a f***ing choir group... he would also find it good therapy...

:lol:

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 05:34 AM
Lol. I'm not a Nadal fan and this statement to me is still :lol:

Agreed. There's a fine line between pumping yourself up and being a freak show.

HoistDaColors
01-10-2009, 05:34 AM
I don't think gasquet was willing to fight though, his attitude was extremely indiferent, like he didn't give a a f**k from begining to end so as much as I hate to say: deserved lost.


how are you so sure he was indifferent to the outcome? i mean that's just how gasquet is...very mild temperament. he got broken early in the last set and only to break back to love in the next game. I think he faced a break point in everyone of his subsequent service game in the 3rd set and dug himself out of it, except for the last one at 4-4. I don't think he was indifferent.

Federer is the same way isn't it? When he's losing, he still holds that stoic face like nothing is affecting him. But what he's thinking, who knows?

JolánGagó
01-10-2009, 05:37 AM
When Nadull started, he'd yell and fistpump after EVERY point.

Oh FFS when he started at what age? 14? 17? Stepa is approaching middle age. On other hand there is BIG difference between yelling *after* a point and *during* it :rolleyes:

and anyway the rain forest animals' mimicking belong in the circus if anywhere outside zoos.

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 05:38 AM
:lol:

He's honest about it. He doesn't care about you. I also dislike the gamesmanship but his game is so sexy I can actually look over that most of the times.

By the way, he has a chance to win a third title tomorrow. Does Gasquet?

:lol:

Gasquet won his third title in 2006 as a 20 year old. :shrug:

fast_clay
01-10-2009, 05:38 AM
federer is not the same as gasquet... gasquet's trademark shoulder slump and quick glance to the heavens betray him for a mental p!ss ant...

Cloudygirl
01-10-2009, 05:38 AM
Oh FFS when he started at what age? 14? 17? Stepa is approaching middle age. On other hand there is BIG difference between yelling *after* a point and *during* it :rolleyes:

and anyway the rain forest animals' mimicking belong in the circus if anywhere outside zoos.

approaching middle age. I think not isn't he 30.

I do agree with you that he is old enough to know better.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:40 AM
I watched tennis for years before you were born, baby. I don't mind putting some colors into this game, but he sucks very often. And I don't mix it with his game. On the other side Gasquet turn to be a mental midget.

No need to lie, you've betrayed yourself already.

JolánGagó
01-10-2009, 05:41 AM
how are you so sure he was indifferent to the outcome?

Im not sure he was, Im sure he looked like he was and the results of his game today seem to back that opinion.

EDIT: well actually the results of his damn whole career seem to back that opinion.

Richie I the Indifferent, King never-to-be of France :rolleyes:

Vlad1980
01-10-2009, 05:41 AM
:lol:

He's honest about it. He doesn't care about you. I also dislike the gamesmanship but his game is so sexy I can actually look over that most of the times.

By the way, he has a chance to win a third title tomorrow. Does Gasquet?

:lol:

That's ok. Gasquet is 22 and has 5 titles. Stepanek is 30+ and has 2. He has no time left, and btw, he will get beaten badly by Verdasco tomorrow. No amount of gamesmenship and all his tricks can save him twice in a row. :D

Stensland
01-10-2009, 05:43 AM
not only that, but, he also has banged some nice birds from that other show...


that other show... :lol: where do you get this wording from all the time? hilarious! :worship:

anyways, i stick to what i wrote. i can't stand stepanek and i don't get why he should be the "personality" everyone's wishing for on the tour. he's no marat or roddick, he's no baghdatis or monfils. there's no uplifting spirit to him whatsoever, just a mean asshole. why is that so hard to understand? he spits on most of us pretty blatantly - yet there are people supporting him? it's a mystery to me.

finishingmove
01-10-2009, 05:43 AM
/facepalm

fast_clay
01-10-2009, 05:43 AM
oh f*** you guys... ffs... stepanek is just an easy target for everyone cos he is as ugly as a hatful of arseholes...

and yet, his game is so sexy... such man of contrasts...

Puschkin
01-10-2009, 05:45 AM
He looked in control at the start of the 2nd set and it looked to me that he thought he was in control. He had 2bps to go either 2-0 or 3-1 up and played overly casual, sloppy points. If his concentration had been a bit better in that phase of the match it could've been over quickly.

My thoughts exactly. And then the serve went down, without any reason, actually. Stepanek's attics were annoying, but Richard should be able to deal with it.

But frankly, I was fearing a defeat today. He is not the only one having troubles to digest a big win. For the first tournament of the year, I am satisfied. My memory is not short lived: I still remember how he played last year and compared to that, the progress is obvious.

Time to settle accoutns with Tursunov in Sydney. :p

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:47 AM
Oh FFS when he started at what age? 14? 17? Stepa is approaching middle age. On other hand there is BIG difference between yelling *after* a point and *during* it :rolleyes:

and anyway the rain forest animals' mimicking belong in the circus if anywhere outside zoos.

Until 2007 he was unbearable on court.

Gasquet won his third title in 2006 as a 20 year old. :shrug:

Who cares?

Will he win another title again?

#7 vs #8, no GS title, same number of TMS finals, SF vs QF in GS...

Gasquet doesn't seem to be moving anywhere...

Hugh Jaas
01-10-2009, 05:47 AM
F*CK ALL THE haters sexy stepanek is the MAN.


go sexy lips
http://i39.tinypic.com/v5blzt.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1325/1431033584_9c4ff2081e.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/SCSL0G4VcZI/AAAAAAAAC7A/Rm5nhDfTlVo/s1600/Radek_Stepanek_Rome.jpg

Bascule
01-10-2009, 05:47 AM
No need to lie, you've betrayed yourself already.

I can't believe I'm actually talking to you...it's pointless anyway.:lol:

I'm off.:hatoff:

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 05:49 AM
Until 2007 he was unbearable on court.



Who cares?

Will he win another title again?

#7 vs #8, no GS title, same number of TMS finals, SF vs QF in GS...

Gasquet doesn't seem to be moving anywhere...

Verdasco is gonna rip Steps a new one. FYI.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 05:51 AM
We'll see about that tomorrow.

Schu
01-10-2009, 05:51 AM
Now I know why Hingis hit the Coke...

~Maya~
01-10-2009, 05:52 AM
Stepa :yeah:

meihaditalab
01-10-2009, 05:55 AM
this is so sad

Hugh Jaas
01-10-2009, 05:58 AM
this is so sad

why? Stepanek too sexy for you?

Xristos
01-10-2009, 06:16 AM
Stepanek is such a jerk.

Schu
01-10-2009, 06:19 AM
why? Stepanek too sexy for you?


Absoultely HUGE assholes are always a real turnon (and I'm not gay ;))

SheepleBuster
01-10-2009, 06:21 AM
I like Richard but he continues to disappoint. He used to be far better than Murray. Look at them now. Since he lost that 2 set lead to Murray he has gone south badly... Murray on the other hand has mastered Federer and Nadal alongside Djokovic.

Acer
01-10-2009, 06:22 AM
Stepanek can play against the devil and I would still manage to find more sympathy for the devil. What a repulsive ****.

Johnny Groove
01-10-2009, 06:33 AM
Fuck. I really wanted to see Richie take the title here

simplet
01-10-2009, 06:45 AM
a lot of hate in here for steppa... and a lot of it i dont understand... what do people want...? it seems the ATP have created not only a sterile mens game by systematically removing the personality from the players, but, they have also made robots of the fans as well...

its not stepanek's fault that gasquet is forever inside some sort of gender identity crisis... gasquet should man up and show his testicles top a guy like stepanek... however, like many french, his testes were removed at birth... gasquet should join a f***ing choir group... he would also find it good therapy...

It's those kind of posts that make me embarrassed to be a sport fan. Can you watch sport and be an adult? I swear this post was written by a 13-year-old. Do you wake up every morning hoping you've grown a moustache overnight or got your first pubes? And Gasquet is the one supposed to have an identity crisis...

Grinder
01-10-2009, 06:45 AM
In the second set, Stepanek screamed in the middle of a point to distract Gasquet, who was up at the net and missed an easy volley. Richie complained to the umpire. Straight away on the following point, Gasquet hit a winner and Stepanek yelled out "Oh no!" in a mocking tone. It became obvious at that point that he was only putting on a show to disrupt his opponent's concentration.


A fan of Volandri, Cańas, Coria, Boredo, Massu, and Đokovic complaining about gamesmanship? :spit: :rolls: :lol:

Piss off, you hypocrite.

Hugh Jaas
01-10-2009, 06:53 AM
To all the asshole haters, KISS THE WORM



http://i41.tinypic.com/de3bte.jpg

Action Jackson
01-10-2009, 06:54 AM
Great for the game, as for Stepanek and his antics, well they would be tolerated more so if he was better looking.

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 07:02 AM
A fan of Volandri, Cañas, Coria, Boredo, Massu, and Ðokovic complaining about gamesmanship? :spit: :rolls: :lol:

Piss off, you hypocrite.

The morals and decency I profess are obviously different to those of the players I follow in more than a few cases. Some of the guys I support may have their incidents, but for Stepanek these antics are a regular occurrence.

At 30 years old, he should know better. And it's not always like he's doing something within the guidelines (eg. taking strategic injury time outs), distracting your opponent during a point is clearly against the rules and it's up to the chair umpire to ordain that.

hilluis
01-10-2009, 07:05 AM
Any photos of this purple outfit?

oranges
01-10-2009, 07:13 AM
Great for the game, as for Stepanek and his antics, well they would be tolerated more so if he was better looking.

:lol: Better looking guys quite obviously got away with theirs in the disliked poll/s

Action Jackson
01-10-2009, 07:17 AM
:lol: Better looking guys quite obviously got away with theirs in the disliked poll/s

Haha, you know what goes on.

Hugh Jaas
01-10-2009, 07:17 AM
Any photos of this purple outfit?

sexy pics

http://i39.tinypic.com/24liont.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/1znoqwg.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/29cw66r.jpg

hilluis
01-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Thanks! That is hideous. I wonder if he designs them for himself. The blood on his knee contrasts nicely with the royal purple........ Didnt see the match but these photos are enough proof of the asinine behaviour...

habibko
01-10-2009, 07:36 AM
I want to "un-see" the past minute off my life, please, please?

Gasquet should regain his confidence in the challnegers tour, this is an honest advice.

*Jean*
01-10-2009, 07:37 AM
Way to go Radek, keep it up :D

oranges
01-10-2009, 07:43 AM
Haha, you know what goes on.

You're telling me Djokovic or Hewitt are bad-looking? No personal prejudice affecting your judgment by any chance?

ORGASMATRON
01-10-2009, 07:45 AM
Stepanek should be banned from playing tennis by the ATP, he's bad for the game.

Tommy fan
01-10-2009, 07:46 AM
Richard :sobbing: :sad: :sad:
Just pay attention to yourself and no to the clown on the other side :o

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 07:51 AM
You're telling me Djokovic or Hewitt are bad-looking? No personal prejudice affecting your judgment by any chance?

George is more of a Feli kind of guy. ;)

opeth84
01-10-2009, 07:53 AM
I thought the outfit was hilarious. Giving Santoro and Koubek a run for there money. The guy can be a total prick sometimes and shouting during points is not on but the umpire lets him get away with it so what can ya do? For the most part i find his antics fun and with his different style to alot of todays players he's fun to watch.And from off court interviews he seems a cool guy and always has respect towards the top players of the game.

Gasquet on the other hand today was no fun to watch. He needs to man up and fast.

Julio
01-10-2009, 08:25 AM
I love Stepanek's game but i must admit that his attitude on court is stupid. He should change quickly.

L James
01-10-2009, 09:22 AM
Sure Stepanek was very animated out there but besides his extended scream when Gasquet was about to volley, I don't think he did anything drastically wrong. I can see why other players would find him annoying but Gasquet really let it affect him too much today and basically needs to toughen up mentally. From a neutral perspective, I found Stepanek to be quite entertaining today :yeah:

Jozie
01-10-2009, 10:06 AM
This master of showmanship is a master of gamesmanship.
All part of Radek's personality and temperament.
Just how far he will go to win is simply ridiculous.

Unfortunately Richard should have had the maturity to deal with this.

Horatio Caine
01-10-2009, 10:09 AM
LMAO loving the reports in here. :haha: A scream mid-point as Gasquet was about to volley? :scared: :o

...and I take it the photo of Stepanek on the ATP site is from yesterday? What an outfit! :worship: :lol:

Anyway, on to the matter in hand...sure, it sounds like Stepanek behaved like a dick, but Gasquet is often his own worst enemy, and probably could have handled the situation better. At least he knows what he might have to expect if they meet again. :tape:

scarecrows
01-10-2009, 10:10 AM
sexy pics

http://i39.tinypic.com/24liont.jpg



that's one of the best outfits ATP has ever seen along with Santoro's rainbow shirt

Horatio Caine
01-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Up to how much would anyone be willing to pay for a front row seat to see Stepanek take on Koellerer? :tape:

Jozie
01-10-2009, 10:22 AM
that's one of the best outfits ATP has ever seen along with Santoro's rainbow shirt

:eek:

Freakshow :o

Eliande
01-10-2009, 10:30 AM
sexy pics

http://i39.tinypic.com/24liont.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/1znoqwg.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/29cw66r.jpg

Mental!:eek:

reggie1
01-10-2009, 10:40 AM
I am really sorry that Richard lost but not that surprised tbh. Richard is not known for coping with the more confrontational players and I think the win against T'songa really took it out of him, the scheduling of this match was hardly in his favour either.
As for Stepanek's gamesmanship, imo gamesmanship is the last remit of the talentless and a player like Stepanek will use whatever is at his disposal to win a match. Shame on the umpire for letting him get away with it. However, this is top level tennis and Richard needs the grit/maturity and the sheer bloody mindedness to cope with a player like him.
Richard has done better so far than I expected given last season so I still feel quite positive for 2009.

Jimnik
01-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Well done Stepa.

Richie seems to be in zero progress mode, just like Berdych.

scoobs
01-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Definitely Stepa time with that outfit.

It's quite...vivid.

I wonder if Vaidisova likes that little clump of hair in the small of his back.

Richie...yeah. Another week go by.

nastoff
01-10-2009, 11:43 AM
the first pic is all sexiness :D

Andi-M
01-10-2009, 11:45 AM
New year. Same old Gasquet.

Deivid23
01-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Fuck off Richard, you´re as gutless as it gets :o

moldani
01-10-2009, 11:53 AM
Some of you have said that Gasquet has a problem with his gender identity and that he shuold man up. (I hope I have used the right words.) I have seen many of his matches in the past and from what I have experienced, this should not be a big issue to talk about. I think it is his temperament to be introvert, modest and not to show most of his feelings to the outside world. I do not think we should ever expect him to behave like a typical Latin American player. And as far as I am concerned, it is rightly so.

Then, it has also been mentioned that he does not have guts and does not do everything in order to win. In only today's match, he did save 14/19 (!) break points; one of them with a second serve ace (!) at the business end of the third set. If this does not show his full commitment to the game, then I am really at a loss to know what should.

As for Stepanek, I would not like to say, or it is probably better to say that I had better not say anything. His game speaks for itself. (Everyone can decide whether it is meant positively or negatively.)

finishingmove
01-10-2009, 11:56 AM
sexy pics

http://i40.tinypic.com/29cw66r.jpg

just pointing out the highlight of this thread...

Deivid23
01-10-2009, 11:58 AM
Btw, congrats to all those who realized yesterday Stepanek is a jackass. It took you all like 10 years to grasp it :worship:

Nidhogg
01-10-2009, 12:01 PM
Good to see both guys still got it.

Yves.
01-10-2009, 12:02 PM
sexy pics

http://i39.tinypic.com/24liont.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/1znoqwg.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/29cw66r.jpg

Is he also a clown or somethinh, Jesus!

Venle
01-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Repetition of 2008, this year?

:smash:

seljanin
01-10-2009, 01:04 PM
:woohoo: Steps! Didn't expect this.

Lots of talk about gamesmanship. Didn't see the match, so cannot comment on this, but I know very well how he can annoy those who dislike him :lol: Sure, I'm no big fan of his gamesmanship either, but his beautiful old-school tennis playing style outweighs it with an interest.

Good luck and beat Verdasco tomorrow! :yeah:

l_mac
01-10-2009, 01:41 PM
Too sexy. The volleys to break at 4/4 were awesome.

Bunch of crybabies. Nadull does the provocation stuff to just about every opponent and nobody says anything.

:lol: You support the biggest cheat on the tour.

This is why you won the ACC. :hug:

Action Jackson
01-10-2009, 01:48 PM
:lol: You support the biggest cheat on the tour.

This is why you won the ACC. :hug:

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

l_mac
01-10-2009, 01:55 PM
What's with the hysteria?

Action Jackson
01-10-2009, 01:55 PM
No hysteria at all.

l_mac
01-10-2009, 01:57 PM
Uh-huh.

Forehander
01-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Gasquet looked very tired towards the end. He's playing fine according to me. He's a REALLY slow starter.

Spes
01-10-2009, 02:10 PM
How embarassing for a thirty-year old man to act like this.

Dini
01-10-2009, 02:37 PM
Stepanek certainly was getting on Gasquet's last nerves. What a disgrace he is, and is always getting away with it. Richie will have to ignore the guy completely if they are to meet again and just focus on the tennis 100% and at the end when he wins it he should rub it in Stepanek's face by doing one of those crazy gestures in Radek's "calibre".

Oh and Nando beat the cr@p out of the guy and do us all a favour.

Burrow
01-10-2009, 02:55 PM
His outfit was terrible, as his character was.:rolleyes: He is the ultimate clown as his top fanboy from this forum was. He did show all the tricks he knew: like Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Connors...he even rode a ponny:confused: - like in a circus - where he actually belongs. I would like him to show us some of Hudini's tricks at the end - to disappear for good, with his irritating acting and sportmenship.

Gasquet has lost a mental battle from this provocateur.

what the fuck are you talking about

Crazy Girl
01-10-2009, 02:56 PM
just pointing out the highlight of this thread...:eek:Nooooooo!!!!!:eek:His ugliness is almost embarrassing!!:oAnd his lilac checked outfit....?? Looks like a tablecover for a spring picnic...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Stepanek should be banned from playing tennis by the ATP, he's bad for the game.

You should be banned from posting at tennis forums. You're bad for other's people's brains.

This master of showmanship is a master of gamesmanship.
All part of Radek's personality and temperament.
Just how far he will go to win is simply ridiculous.

Unfortunately Richard should have had the maturity to deal with this.

Crybaby.

Up to how much would anyone be willing to pay for a front row seat to see Stepanek take on Koellerer? :tape:

A lot.

I am really sorry that Richard lost but not that surprised tbh. Richard is not known for coping with the more confrontational players and I think the win against T'songa really took it out of him, the scheduling of this match was hardly in his favour either.
As for Stepanek's gamesmanship, imo gamesmanship is the last remit of the talentless and a player like Stepanek will use whatever is at his disposal to win a match. Shame on the umpire for letting him get away with it. However, this is top level tennis and Richard needs the grit/maturity and the sheer bloody mindedness to cope with a player like him.
Richard has done better so far than I expected given last season so I still feel quite positive for 2009.

Talentless? Quite the contrary. A guy who plays a 70s game and made the top 10 (about to make the top 20 again) is anything but talentless.

:lol: You support the biggest cheat on the tour.

This is why you won the ACC. :hug:

Hummmm are we really going down the cheat road?

Last time I checked Stepanek never figured in doping doctors patients lists. :)

Not that I'm implying who was, before the mods think I'm accusing someone. ;)

Jōris
01-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Gasquet made a decent effort reaching this stage, he just lost to the better player on the day. Stephanek is no mug.

fast_clay's dislike for the French in this thread is harsh but understandable. You see, his ego took a blow from when he tried to make a pass at a French girl and she responded by laughing at the incessant use of ellipses in his speech, which made him sound like William Shatner suffering from constipation. The poor bastard.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Are you guys stupid? Fast_clay has nothing against the French. :o

He was just using hyperboles to say Gasquet needs to man up to win matches like these.

Crazy Girl
01-10-2009, 03:24 PM
I am really sorry that Richard lost but not that surprised tbh. Richard is not known for coping with the more confrontational players and I think the win against T'songa really took it out of him, the scheduling of this match was hardly in his favour either.
As for Stepanek's gamesmanship, imo gamesmanship is the last remit of the talentless and a player like Stepanek will use whatever is at his disposal to win a match. Shame on the umpire for letting him get away with it. However, this is top level tennis and Richard needs the grit/maturityand the sheer bloody mindedness to cope with a player like him.
Richard has done better so far than I expected given last season so I still feel quite positive for 2009.I agree with you reggie.....but that's the most difficult achievement....I'm not a fan of Gasquet (just Rogi and Niko), but it's a pity for this boy....yesterday I was so happy for you with his win over Tsonga......my friend, when you're happy....I'm happy too....:smooch::hug:

l_mac
01-10-2009, 03:36 PM
Hummmm are we really going down the cheat road?

Last time I checked Stepanek never figured in doping doctors patients lists. :)

Not that I'm implying who was, before the mods think I'm accusing someone. ;)

Did he not? :hug:

I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, I've never seen any list. And nor has anyone else. :)

What is clear - on your terms Radek is a cheat and a faker. Yet you are his biggest fan :confused:

oranges
01-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Talentless? Quite the contrary. A guy who plays a 70s game and made the top 10 (about to make the top 20 again) is anything but talentless.


Incapable of turning the match around and winning without being a supreme ass sounds better to you? You know, I can even swallow those antics on his own winners and opponent's errors, but on the opponent's winners, that's beyond pathetic.

While I think Richie should have found a way to ignore him (though frankly, it would take a Buddha this time around) and he toned it down towards the end so that decisive break in the 3rd doesn't have much to do it, the fact remains that he ruined what could have been a very good match tennis-wise for me. At some point, it becomes just shut up this clown. So much for the "personality" the tennis needs.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:39 PM
I'm sure somebody has seen it. Well, one day the farce will come to the fore.

Again, I'm a fan of his game. I never supported the gamesmanship.

On the contrary, most fanboys here support anything their favorite player does, doesn't matter what. Like you. :)

SheepleBuster
01-10-2009, 03:40 PM
I actually respect Stepanek a lot. I mean he is 30 but unlike guys like Blake or Safin, he is not going away. He is not a grand slam winning type but he keeping plugging away. And let's not forget he has dated Hingis and Vaidasova and destroyed their careers too. He has accomplished a lot, no?

l_mac
01-10-2009, 03:42 PM
I'm sure somebody has seen it. Well, one day the farce will come to the fore.
Whatever :hug:

Again, I'm a fan of his game. I never supported the gamesmanship.

On the contrary, most fanboys here support anything their favorite player does, doesn't matter what. Like you. :)

:confused:

Don't really understand you. You hate Nadal and Djokovic because of their on court antics, but give Stepanek a pass because you like his game?

:haha: :worship:

Wear the crown proudly. It's deserved.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Incapable of turning the match around and winning without being a supreme ass sounds better to you? You know, I can even swallow those antics on his own winners and opponent's errors, but on the opponent's winners, that's beyond pathetic.

While I think Richie should have found a way to ignore him (though frankly, it would take a Buddha this time around) and he toned it down towards the end so that decisive break in the 3rd doesn't have much to do it, the fact remains that he ruined what could have been a very good match tennis-wise for me. At some point, it becomes just shut up this clown. So much for the "personality" the tennis needs.

You're going the wrong way if you're saying Gasquet lost because of Stepanek's antics.

Any professional player who loses because the other player is celebrating during points or something like it should rethink his career. Gasquet just folded when Stepanek applied a bit of pressure, including game-wise. By the way, the second set was 6/2, so I doubt it was just a detail that made Steps turn the match around.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Whatever :hug:



:confused:

Don't really understand you. You hate Nadal and Djokovic because of their on court antics, but give Stepanek a pass because you like his game?

:haha: :worship:

Wear the crown proudly. It's deserved.

I hate them mainly because their game is mediocre at best - no technique, just mindless moonballing/grinding. The fact they're awful sportsmen is just the icing of the cake.

Says the person who sent reps and PMs not to be voted in the ACC. ;)

oranges
01-10-2009, 03:51 PM
You're going the wrong way if you're saying Gasquet lost because of Stepanek's antics.

Any professional player who loses because the other player is celebrating during points or something like it should rethink his career. Gasquet just folded when Stepanek applied a bit of pressure, including game-wise. By the way, the second set was 6/2, so I doubt it was just a detail that made Steps turn the match around.

Reading comprehension problems or just avoiding the issue?
He worked his extreme antics on practically every point for almost a set and a half, LOL at attempts to play it down. He ruined the match for me and I don't normally have problems appreciating a good match even if my guys lose it. If Gasquet won, I would feel less sick in the stomach, but wouldn't have enjoyed it much more. He was obnoxious and a supreme ass, that's all it came down to, end of story.

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 03:54 PM
Reading comprehension problems or just avoiding the issue?
He worked his extreme antics on practically every point for almost a set and a half, LOL at attempts to play it down. He ruined the match for me and I don't normally have problems appreciating a good match even if my guys lose it. If Gasquet won, I would feel less sick in the stomach, but wouldn't have enjoyed it much more. He was obnoxious and a supreme ass, that's all it came down to, end of story.

I feel you're just overplaying the antic issue. It's Gasquet's fault if he let it affect him.

l_mac
01-10-2009, 03:54 PM
I hate them mainly because their game is mediocre at best - no technique, just mindless moonballing/grinding. The fact they're awful sportsmen is just the icing of the cake.

:lol:

Says the person who sent reps and PMs not to be voted in the ACC. ;)

Just because you keep saying that, doesn't make it true :p

oranges
01-10-2009, 03:58 PM
I feel you're just overplaying the antic issue. It's Gasquet's fault if he let it affect him.

:lol: It's irrelevant whether Gasquet let it get to him or not. The result is irrelevant for the current discussion. I don't want to watch a match where a player goes "Oh, no" and makes stupid supposedly mocking face when an opponent hits a winner, as just one example of my overplaying the antics issue.

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 04:07 PM
Are you guys stupid? Fast_clay has nothing against the French. :o

He was just using hyperboles to say Gasquet needs to man up to win matches like these.

Just like he didn't man up and win a tough match when he was getting destroyed in the first set and was 6 points from losing the match? ;)

richie21
01-10-2009, 04:09 PM
And people were saying he was better than murray????

Well,not me at least.
Anyway,i don't know why so many are surprised by this result.
So far in 2009,Gasquet has looked as bad as last year,he just had the huge luck of facing a Tsonga who basicly beat himself(double fault to gift the second set and numerous shocking UEs to gift him the third set) and then after that,the Gasquet bandwagon was suddenly back in force.
Perhaps that things will change during the season but i certainly wouldn't bet my house on it.

richie21
01-10-2009, 04:13 PM
But he was actually never really in control. His first service game went to about 6 or 7 deuces, and he faced many break points after that. The 6-2 scoreline was actually much closer than you would think. It honestly doesn't surprise me that Stepanek won routinely after that.

Oh, Richard. To beat Tsonga in style and then lose to Stepanek is a big disappointment. I hope Verdasco thrashes the immature little bitch in the final, make him cry.

Rectification: It was Tsonga who beat himself.;)

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 04:14 PM
Rectification: It was Tsonga who beat himself.;)

Well, he probably beat himself after the match after he realized how much Richard had increased his level in the 2nd and 3rd sets. :p

richie21
01-10-2009, 04:16 PM
My thoughts exactly. And then the serve went down, without any reason, actually. Stepanek's attics were annoying, but Richard should be able to deal with it.

But frankly, I was fearing a defeat today. He is not the only one having troubles to digest a big win. For the first tournament of the year, I am satisfied. My memory is not short lived: I still remember how he played last year and compared to that, the progress is obvious.

Time to settle accoutns with Tursunov in Sydney. :p

Yeah well, i guess that if he finishes in the 50th place this year,you'll be happy if he finishes in the 30th place in 2010,won't you?:rolleyes:

richie21
01-10-2009, 04:21 PM
I am really sorry that Richard lost but not that surprised tbh. Richard is not known for coping with the more confrontational players and I think the win against T'songa really took it out of him, the scheduling of this match was hardly in his favour either.


Oh please,already finding excuses for him......
If he is already tired after only 3 matches then you can really wonder how much he has been really working on his fitness during the off-season....:rolleyes:
Once again,look at Murray: he played 3 exhibitions matches last week and he is now on verge to win Doha.

Corey Feldman
01-10-2009, 05:15 PM
unlucky Gasquet :lol:

reggie1
01-10-2009, 05:43 PM
Oh please,already finding excuses for him......
If he is already tired after only 3 matches then you can really wonder how much he has been really working on his fitness during the off-season....:rolleyes:
Once again,look at Murray: he played 3 exhibitions matches last week and he is now on verge to win Doha.

I am not making excuses for him, yes he should have won this match and no, he shouldn't have let Stepanek get to him but he did and guess what "R", that's just Richard. Fans (real fans) take the rough with the smooth.
I think the win against T'songa drained him mentally. Playing against one of your closest friends on the tour of many years must be extremely difficult.
You always say that we make excuses for him but I think we just have realistic expectations. This is somebody who had a real slump last year (for whatever reason), we just all want him to start playing well again but do not expect it to happen overnight. :confused:

reggie1
01-10-2009, 05:44 PM
I agree with you reggie.....but that's the most difficult achievement....I'm not a fan of Gasquet (just Rogi and Niko), but it's a pity for this boy....yesterday I was so happy for you with his win over Tsonga......my friend, when you're happy....I'm happy too....:smooch::hug:

Thank you CG as always :hug::hug:

GlennMirnyi
01-10-2009, 07:30 PM
:lol: It's irrelevant whether Gasquet let it get to him or not. The result is irrelevant for the current discussion. I don't want to watch a match where a player goes "Oh, no" and makes stupid supposedly mocking face when an opponent hits a winner, as just one example of my overplaying the antics issue.

Well, as far as I know Steps, he usually celebrates in an annoying way on purpose, but not a mocking way. That's more like Fakervic's style.

Just like he didn't man up and win a tough match when he was getting destroyed in the first set and was 6 points from losing the match? ;)

What's your point? You do know he lost.

Puschkin
01-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Yeah well, i guess that if he finishes in the 50th place this year,you'll be happy if he finishes in the 30th place in 2010,won't you?:rolleyes:
No, far from it, but in contrast to you, I understand what it takes to come back after a dreadful season.

:topic: and don't dare to write here, after Richard has won something big, that you have always known it.

richie21
01-10-2009, 11:46 PM
:topic: and don't dare to write here, after Richard has won something big, that you have always known it.

Sadly for you(and for me,in truth),it looks more and more probable that it will never happen......;)

silverwhite
01-11-2009, 12:19 AM
A lot of people in this thread need to get some perspective. Losing in the semis of the first tournament of the year to Stepanek in a tightly-contested match is a step up from losing to the likes of Darcis and Gicquel. It is also pleasantly surprising to see some semblance of a fighting spirit this week. Of course, he may very well revert to his 2008 form in the tournaments to come, but for now, I don't have much to criticise. :)

Schu
01-11-2009, 12:33 AM
A lot of people in this thread need to get some perspective. Losing in the semis of the first tournament of the year to Stepanek in a tightly-contested match is a step up from losing to the likes of Darcis and Gicquel. It is also pleasantly surprising to see some semblance of a fighting spirit this week. Of course, he may very well revert to his 2008 form in the tournaments to come, but for now, I don't have much to criticise. :)

:worship: :worship:

~*BGT*~
01-11-2009, 02:32 AM
What's your point? You do know he lost.

To the Tsonganator? No, I'm pretty sure he came back and schooled him in the 3rd set.

fast_clay
01-11-2009, 05:24 AM
It's those kind of posts that make me embarrassed to be a sport fan. Can you watch sport and be an adult? I swear this post was written by a 13-year-old. Do you wake up every morning hoping you've grown a moustache overnight or got your first pubes? And Gasquet is the one supposed to have an identity crisis...

i have a beautiful, hairy arse... though i do shave various regions of my body upon request... i am picking some some serious vibes from your post... i can send some pics on... i am feeling something between you and i...

Gasquet made a decent effort reaching this stage, he just lost to the better player on the day. Stephanek is no mug.

fast_clay's dislike for the French in this thread is harsh but understandable. You see, his ego took a blow from when he tried to make a pass at a French girl and she responded by laughing at the incessant use of ellipses in his speech, which made him sound like William Shatner suffering from constipation. The poor bastard.

i have nothing really against the french... they just make for wonderful target practice... its not their fault... its just the way they are... history paints a familiar story... they are beautiful tho, the french, and it is found in their embrace of difference...

and yeah... i can assure you... any time i have chosen to tap french ass, it has usually ended up with positive results... the girl is usually butt ugly for the most part though...

oranges
01-11-2009, 06:24 AM
^^ Wow, classy and impressive

GlennMirnyi
01-11-2009, 07:19 AM
To the Tsonganator? No, I'm pretty sure he came back and schooled him in the 3rd set.

The Tsonganator has won when it mattered.

By the way, the Tsonganator has achieved more in 1 year than Gasquet in 3.

oranges
01-11-2009, 07:39 AM
To summarize the conclusions that can be drawn so far:

1. Radek can do whatever he wants on court and it's excusable because he was not blessed with good looks.
2. He is obviously able to turn around matches without resorting to his bag of tricks, he just never felt like it so far.
3. When all else fails, invoke Tsonga's results as a diversion

~*BGT*~
01-11-2009, 07:56 AM
The Tsonganator has won when it mattered.

By the way, the Tsonganator has achieved more in 1 year than Gasquet in 3.

It doesn't matter who starts the fastest; it depends on who wins the race. Let's have this conversation again when their careers are over. :)

Jōris
01-11-2009, 10:05 AM
i have nothing really against the french... they just make for wonderful target practice... its not their fault... its just the way they are... history paints a familiar story... they are beautiful tho, the french, and it is found in their embrace of difference...

and yeah... i can assure you... any time i have chosen to tap french ass, it has usually ended up with positive results... the girl is usually butt ugly for the most part though...

Ok, just as long as you're not bitter or anything.

Your knowledge of France's history and significance seems horribly lacking.

GlennMirnyi
01-11-2009, 09:14 PM
To summarize the conclusions that can be drawn so far:

1. Radek can do whatever he wants on court and it's excusable because he was not blessed with good looks.
2. He is obviously able to turn around matches without resorting to his bag of tricks, he just never felt like it so far.
3. When all else fails, invoke Tsonga's results as a diversion

1. Radek may go overboard sometimes but his game makes up for it.
2. This is pathetic. He beat Gasquet inside the court. It's not his fault Gasquet can't keep a decent level of play for more than a set.
3. She used Tsonga's match to prove something about Gasquet that she can't prove, considering Tsonga has played much less time on tour and has won more than Gasquet the eternal promise.

It doesn't matter who starts the fastest; it depends on who wins the race. Let's have this conversation again when their careers are over. :)

Gasquet has peaked already. His career is only going down from now on. Hope this helps.

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 04:44 AM
Gasquet has peaked already. His career is only going down from now on. Hope this helps.

By the age of 20, Gasquet had achieved more than Stepanek has in his entire career. Hope that didn't sting too much.

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2009, 05:46 AM
By the age of 20, Gasquet had achieved more than Stepanek has in his entire career. Hope that didn't sting too much.

Has he?

Stepanek's career ain't over, though.

Gasquet's career is a joke for some months now. :)

Voo de Mar
01-12-2009, 05:56 AM
Has he?

Stepanek's career ain't over, though.


Stepanek had funny exchange with a journalist after the semifinal.

Guy: "You're 30. What's the secret you play such a good tennis at the end of your career?"

Sexy "Oh no, I'm at the beginning"

Guy maliciously "At the beginning of the end" (another question)

:D

fast_clay
01-12-2009, 06:02 AM
Stepanek had funny exchange with a journalist after the semifinal.

Guy: "You're 30. What's the secret you play such a good tennis at the end of your career?"

Sexy "Oh no, I'm at the beginning"

Guy maliciously "At the beginning of the end" (another question)

:D

john alexander is king at the odd snide remark...

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2009, 06:08 AM
Stepanek had funny exchange with a journalist after the semifinal.

Guy: "You're 30. What's the secret you play such a good tennis at the end of your career?"

Sexy "Oh no, I'm at the beginning"

Guy maliciously "At the beginning of the end" (another question)

:D

Yeah I was watching that live. Old prick.

Voo de Mar
01-12-2009, 06:21 AM
john alexander is king at the odd snide remark...

:eek: I didn't know it was Alexander. I haven't seen him in on-court action :( Probably he forgot that had won Australian Open in doubles at 31 ;)

oranges
01-12-2009, 07:23 AM
1. Radek may go overboard sometimes but his game makes up for it.
2. This is pathetic. He beat Gasquet inside the court. It's not his fault Gasquet can't keep a decent level of play for more than a set.
3. She used Tsonga's match to prove something about Gasquet that she can't prove, considering Tsonga has played much less time on tour and has won more than Gasquet the eternal promise.



Gasquet has peaked already. His career is only going down from now on. Hope this helps.

1. No it doesn't.
2. I agree, defending such behavior is as pathetic as the behavior itslef. Diverting hte issue to whether and how the opponent is supposed to cope with it becuase he's a pro doesn't convince anyone.
3. She used Tsonga's match only to prove the cliches about inability to reverse difficult matches don't really hold water, though a lot of people are so fond of them. Other than that, it has no relevance whatsoever.

If you say so, who wouldn't beleive an assessment of such an objective, expert observer. Hope it helps that even if true, he's already surpassed the clown.

reggie1
01-12-2009, 10:04 AM
How can you write someone off at 22? One bad year doesn't mean every year will be bad and as Puschkin said, "Tennis is full of surprises!"
;)

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Has he?

Stepanek's career ain't over, though.

Gasquet's career is a joke for some months now. :)

OK, Let's bump this post exactly one year from now. No matter the results, I'll bump it. :) Who knows? I might even bump it before then.

Forehander
01-12-2009, 02:25 PM
After I've seen Gasquet live my opinion on him have changed quite dramatically.

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 02:30 PM
After I've seen Gasquet live my opinion on him have changed quite dramatically.

I agree. As impressive as his game can be on TV, it's much more dynamic in person.

HarryMan
01-12-2009, 02:44 PM
What a fucking prick, this 30 yr old clown is, I hope this hasbeen retires for good.

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 02:47 PM
What a fucking prick, this 30 yr old clown is, I hope this hasbeen retires for good.

I'd say he's a "never was" ;) :p

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2009, 05:30 PM
How can you write someone off at 22? One bad year doesn't mean every year will be bad and as Puschkin said, "Tennis is full of surprises!"
;)

Gasquet is playing worse with each year and he doesn't get what it takes to beat the top players. Check his H2H against Nadull. Disgraceful.

I'd say he's a "never was" ;) :p

Of course, making the top 10 is nothing, right?

Are you for real?

oranges
01-12-2009, 05:47 PM
Gasquet is playing worse with each year and he doesn't get what it takes to beat the top players. Check his H2H against Nadull. Disgraceful.

:haha::haha::haha: The clown has a much better H2H with Nadal. Seriously, you're willing to argue he's had better results so far, let alone when both their careers are over. Good luck in that pissing contest :lol:

Of course, making the top 10 is nothing, right?

Are you for real?


Some consistency would go a long way towards gaining some credibility, either it's an achievement for all or it's not. Gamesmanship is either reprehensible or it can be tolerated. Either slam results are more important than minor tournaments or they are not, you catch my drift?

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2009, 06:16 PM
:haha::haha::haha: The clown has a much better H2H with Nadal. Seriously, you're willing to argue he's had better results so far, let alone when both their careers are over. Good luck in that pissing contest :lol:


Some consistency would go a long way towards gaining some credibility, either it's an achievement for all or it's not. Gamesmanship is either reprehensible or it can be tolerated. Either slam results are more important than minor tournaments or they are not, you catch my drift?

1- I'm not comparing Gasquet with Stepanek now. I'm just saying that Gasquet's career isn't what his fans want it to be just because they want it.

2- Credibility? :lol: Who needs credibility is a politician, I'm far from one. Gamesmanship is reprehensible but you can't make things up. Slam results are more important, but as far as I know, Gasquet's slam performances are far from consistent. Except for that fluke SF (Roddick gave him a match he had in the bag), it's not like mr. fighter has consistent QFs or 4th rounds.

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 06:25 PM
1- I'm not comparing Gasquet with Stepanek now. I'm just saying that Gasquet's career isn't what his fans want it to be just because they want it.

2- Credibility? :lol: Who needs credibility is a politician, I'm far from one. Gamesmanship is reprehensible but you can't make things up. Slam results are more important, but as far as I know, Gasquet's slam performances are far from consistent. Except for that fluke SF (Roddick gave him a match he had in the bag), it's not like mr. fighter has consistent QFs or 4th rounds.

He's got 7 fourth round results since 2005, including one semi losing to Federer. Your Steps has 1 fourth round and lost to freaking Bjorkman in his only quarterfinal. :haha:

Just some perspective. :p

oranges
01-12-2009, 06:32 PM
1- I'm not comparing Gasquet with Stepanek now. I'm just saying that Gasquet's career isn't what his fans want it to be just because they want it.

2- Credibility? :lol: Who needs credibility is a politician, I'm far from one. Gamesmanship is reprehensible but you can't make things up. Slam results are more important, but as far as I know, Gasquet's slam performances are far from consistent. Except for that fluke SF (Roddick gave him a match he had in the bag), it's not like mr. fighter has consistent QFs or 4th rounds.

1. At least you have some common sense to recognize a losing battle. Not all of Gasquet's fans are richie21, so no luck there :lol:
2. If you don't want to appear like a teenager talking about their favorite boy/girl band, then you need some credibility. For starters, stop bashing anyone you don't like with arguments that are perfectly applicable to your favorites, only to backtrack when someone does just that. Gasquet has played more second weeks than Stepanek in his entire career, heck even Cilic and Gulbis are up there with Steps, you'd better know your facts. So if you want a fluke, there's a better candidate.

richie21
01-12-2009, 07:22 PM
You know something is wrong with Gasquet when his fans are happy to compare his career with Stepanek's career ,in part because they want to make him look good comparing to some other players.......

oranges
01-12-2009, 07:40 PM
You know something is wrong with Gasquet when his fans are happy to compare his career with Stepanek's career ,in part because they want to make him look good comparing to some other players.......

You know something is wrong when someone is so disappointed a player has not lived up to his expectations and won a couple of slams and reached No1 by 22 that he can't find a single positive word about any of his wins, even against guys the Grumpy raises to high heavens, let alone the "lesser" ones. If the Grumpy is so obsessed by comparing his career to anyone who can make it look bad, but finds it offensive if compared to anyone else, you know he's a fan because he likes the guy and his game and not some glory hunter.
Finally, just to piss you off on the only other subject you ever mention, Gulbis is a huge talent and deserves every bit of hype he gets :p

~*BGT*~
01-12-2009, 08:14 PM
oranges -- too big :worship:

richie21
01-12-2009, 10:43 PM
You know something is wrong when someone is so disappointed a player has not lived up to his expectations and won a couple of slams and reached No1 by 22 that he can't find a single positive word about any of his wins, even against guys the Grumpy raises to high heavens, let alone the "lesser" ones.

There is a HUGE difference beetween that and not even being able of winning a Master Serie.:rolleyes:
That's all i have to say.

GlennMirnyi
01-13-2009, 01:00 AM
He's got 7 fourth round results since 2005, including one semi losing to Federer. Your Steps has 1 fourth round and lost to freaking Bjorkman in his only quarterfinal. :haha:

Just some perspective. :p

Freaking Bjorkman?

Are you on crack? Bjorkman is a legend. :confused: :rolleyes:

1. At least you have some common sense to recognize a losing battle. Not all of Gasquet's fans are richie21, so no luck there :lol:
2. If you don't want to appear like a teenager talking about their favorite boy/girl band, then you need some credibility. For starters, stop bashing anyone you don't like with arguments that are perfectly applicable to your favorites, only to backtrack when someone does just that. Gasquet has played more second weeks than Stepanek in his entire career, heck even Cilic and Gulbis are up there with Steps, you'd better know your facts. So if you want a fluke, there's a better candidate.

You are the one who needs some perspective, mate.

Gasquet is supposed to be a super talent and was pampered his whole life by one of the richest, most powerful tennis associations in the world. Guess what? He's actually letting people down.

Stepanek was never a pampered baby, and reaching the top 10 was way more than anyone expected of him, so yeah, considering the fact that he came out of nowhere, without any help or WCs in big tournaments, his career is way more significative.

richie21
01-13-2009, 01:16 AM
You are the one who needs some perspective, mate.

Gasquet is supposed to be a super talent and was pampered his whole life by one of the richest, most powerful tennis associations in the world. Guess what? He's actually letting people down.

Stepanek was never a pampered baby, and reaching the top 10 was way more than anyone expected of him, so yeah, considering the fact that he came out of nowhere, without any help or WCs in big tournaments, his career is way more significative.

Never thought i would agree with you once but well said.

~*BGT*~
01-13-2009, 01:48 AM
Freaking Bjorkman?

Are you on crack? Bjorkman is a legend. :confused: :rolleyes:

How old was Bjorkman in 2006? :confused: You shouldn't lose to a 34 year old doubles specialist playing singles. :wavey:

GlennMirnyi
01-13-2009, 01:59 AM
How old was Bjorkman in 2006? :confused: You shouldn't lose to a 34 year old doubles specialist playing singles. :wavey:

Doubles specialist playing singles?

He was a top 60 when he made that SF.

Doubles specialists barely have singles rankings.

Have you started watching tennis yesterday?

~*BGT*~
01-13-2009, 02:08 AM
Doubles specialist playing singles?

He was a top 60 when he made that SF.

Doubles specialists barely have singles rankings.

Have you started watching tennis yesterday?

Take a look at his singles (http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?query=Singles&year=2006&player=B446&selTournament=0&prevtrnnum=0) results in 2006 compared to his doubles (http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=0&year=2006&query=Doubles&selTournament=0&player=B446&x=14&y=9) results. Look who he lost to in that Nottingham final. :D

Yeah, a singles loss was really respectable. :rolleyes: Jonas is a legend, I loved watching him play when I could find his matches. But come on Glenn, he's not gonna get into the HOF based on his singles results. :shrug:

Davodus
01-13-2009, 02:37 AM
:retard:

Henry Chinaski
01-13-2009, 02:44 AM
how is this thread still going?

Tom Paulman
01-13-2009, 03:28 AM
how is this thread still going?

ROFL, this is exactly what I wanted to write when I saw this up.

fast_clay
01-13-2009, 06:54 AM
i like stuff...

oranges
01-13-2009, 07:06 PM
Freaking Bjorkman?

Are you on crack? Bjorkman is a legend. :confused: :rolleyes:

That is true, but you conveniently forgot the part a legend at 34 years of age IIRC. Now if someone else lost that match, that would be a different story.
You are the one who needs some perspective, mate.

Sure, whatever you say
Gasquet is supposed to be a super talent and was pampered his whole life by one of the richest, most powerful tennis associations in the world. Guess what? He's actually letting people down.
He IS a super talent. Pampered, well let me just say I'd prefer if he could develop as say Cilic and I think it's safe to say so would he.
Stepanek was never a pampered baby, and reaching the top 10 was way more than anyone expected of him, so yeah, considering the fact that he came out of nowhere, without any help or WCs in big tournaments, his career is way more significative.
Yet he grew up to be an annoying asshole. He's career is in no way more significant and he's hardly the only one to have achieved that coming from a small nation. There are WAAAY better careers to be mentioned in that respect and I don't see anyone paying special tribute to that fact when discussing them. It's what you resort to when you have nothing better to say.

In any case, this topic has run its course a long time ago. Stepanek has an interesting game, but he's usually so annoying that I lose desire to watch any of his matches. Gasquet has a beautiful game and he's a nice guy to boot. Most of his fans like him exactly because of those things. The fact that you hope he's achieved the best he could already says more about you then about what's going to happen. With that I bid you farewell, I don't want a mental image of Steps in my mind in any way more than it's necessary. :wavey:

oranges
01-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Never thought i would agree with you once but well said.

That post of mine struck home I see. Will there be any lasting effects?

reggie1
01-13-2009, 07:50 PM
That's all i have to say.
Well, we know that's not true! :tape:

scoobs
01-13-2009, 08:03 PM
how is this thread still going?
I wish I knew.

There is a certain morbid fascination in seeing just how long they can keep this pinching and hair-pulling going...

reggie1
01-13-2009, 08:10 PM
I wish I knew.

There is a certain morbid fascination in seeing just how long they can keep this pinching and hair-pulling going...

I think Richie21 needs to go on the naughty stair. The rest of us all very well behaved. ;)