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Gasquet df Junqueira 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-4

~*BGT*~
01-20-2009, 03:49 AM
What a fighter this Gasquet is. :cool:

Johnny Groove
01-20-2009, 03:50 AM
Moron. Losing the first set :rolleyes:

Smoke944
01-20-2009, 03:50 AM
Gasquet :worship:
Chipping defensive forehands from 15 feet behind the baseline and hitting moonballs 50 feet in the air :worship: :worship: :worship: :haha:

TMJordan
01-20-2009, 03:52 AM
GasquetGOAT

finishingmove
01-20-2009, 03:52 AM
good that ES was showing this.

spared me going to the circus.

dam0dred
01-20-2009, 03:52 AM
What a terrible performance. So much talent and yet he has no idea what to do out there. Tragic. :sad:

~*BGT*~
01-20-2009, 03:54 AM
Gasquet :worship:
Chipping defensive forehands from 15 feet behind the baseline and hitting moonballs 50 feet in the air :worship: :worship: :worship: :haha:

And somehow he won! :eek: This dude was bigger than Nalbandian yet Richard was the one who looked like he was going to die. :lol: That's a fighter for you. :yeah: (no sarcasm intended. he really did fight!)

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 03:59 AM
According to atptennis.com Junqueira is 177 cm but looking at his posture he should have been measured on stilettos to reach this height ;)

Davodus
01-20-2009, 03:59 AM
i agree he did fight :cool:
he played shocking really, but he did become slightly more aggressive in the last 2 sets
im just happy he won :shrug:

seljanin
01-20-2009, 04:03 AM
I saw some parts of this match and was quite impressed by Junqueira, who applied a lot of pressure from the back and tried damn hard against a much more talented opponent. He looked to me a bit overweight though :)

Gasquet, on the other hand, resembled the latest version of Roddick today, IMO. Very passive with his FH (+ lot of moonballs), numerous clueless approaches, and lot of points won only due to a good serving.

Henry Chinaski
01-20-2009, 04:03 AM
Junqueira looks like a metal roadie

Ad Wim
01-20-2009, 04:06 AM
Yeah, just glad he won. It wasn't pretty but he showed again that he wants to fight. Last year he would have lost these matches. And Junquiera played pretty well, nice guy also.

And he conditions were awful. Last two sets was almost unplayable with very strong gusts of wind.

octatennis
01-20-2009, 04:12 AM
what a good match by lumpa lumpa. gasquet'ss forehand :p

kai.
01-20-2009, 04:31 AM
According to atptennis.com Junqueira is 177 cm but looking at his posture he should have been measured on stilettos to reach this height ;)

Actually he is 1.68 , and chuky is not overweight, all than u see there is muscle (i know that better than enyone :rolleyes:) he looks like that beacuse he is "short"

Today's match was a shock to me, junqueira played a awsome match, running all the balls and as always his drive was such great, not as his backhand ¬¬ (to much balls outside) and first serve.


so bad i coundt record the match :sad:

tennizen
01-20-2009, 04:37 AM
Gasquet played badly for the most part but credit to him for hanging out there and winning. It looked like he was giving up sometime during the second set

meihaditalab
01-20-2009, 04:42 AM
Already losing a set in the 1rst round... not impressive

dijus
01-20-2009, 04:48 AM
According to atptennis.com Junqueira is 177 cm but looking at his posture he should have been measured on stilettos to reach this height ;)

:haha:
atp must have been on some good crack when writing such bullshit

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 04:50 AM
:haha:
atp must have been on some good crack when writing such bullshit

:lol:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-20-2009, 04:51 AM
Richie :o

HoistDaColors
01-20-2009, 04:53 AM
it was an ugly match from richie. but he did find a way to overcome his shortcomings today. It's baby steps and I hope he can build on it.

Diego can run and last four sets in the sweltering heat even with his chubby physique. :eek: His FH is not bad.

Rafa = Fed Killa
01-20-2009, 04:54 AM
What a joke

Deivid23
01-20-2009, 05:13 AM
Fantastic stuff

maf
01-20-2009, 05:19 AM
Those forehands shouldn't be allowed on public television.

marcRD
01-20-2009, 08:53 AM
This Juanqueira is very ugly to watch.

Byrd
01-20-2009, 08:58 AM
Junqueria=PMN

reggie1
01-20-2009, 09:16 AM
Didn't see the match but a win's a win, like I always say, I don't care if it's ugly, ugly tennis can win matches at times and Richard needs to get down and dirty with the ugly and FIGHT!

mgorganchian
01-20-2009, 10:59 AM
I saw the match and I was surprised about Gasquet's uggly FH, I knew his Fh was bad but this was terrible. IMO his BH is one of the best of the circuits but the FH...

Junqueira on the other hand has an aggressive FH but the BH and volley are really bad.

IMO, the first two sets were dominated by Junqueira with his FH. Gasquet was playing 2-3 meters from baseline, while Junqueira was inside the court.

On the 3rd set, Gasquet turned more agressive and started dominated the match, while Junqueira made important errors.

"Consistency is the difference a Top player from an average Top 100."

Machiavelli
01-20-2009, 11:01 AM
pathetic, just pathetic....

federernadalfan
01-20-2009, 11:28 AM
gasquet looks lost. his game won't take him far this gs

elessar
01-20-2009, 11:43 AM
:mad: :mad: This is all L'Equipe's fault, I knew we were in for a crapper as soon as I saw their covere for satursday's mag

case
01-20-2009, 11:52 AM
:mad: :mad: This is all L'Equipe's fault, I knew we were in for a crapper as soon as I saw their covere for satursday's mag


what was the cover? i'm curious now.

gasquet would have lost playing this poorly to almost any other player. i saw his matches a week ago and he didnt play any where near this badly:rolleyes:.

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Such a piss-poor and pitiful performance from Gasquet. Why the heck was he playing in defensive mode against the likes of Junqueira, I don't know.

richie21
01-20-2009, 11:58 AM
what was the cover? i'm curious now.

gasquet would have lost playing this poorly to almost any other player. i saw his matches a week ago and he didnt play any where near this badly:rolleyes:.

Well,he was also helped by facing some players who basicly self-destructed against him.
No way he would have beaten the real Tsonga and the real Simon with the level of play he has showed in 2009 so far(as much as i hate to say it).
Some have said his FH has improved but to me,it's getting worse year by year..... :rolleyes:
His FH was worth of a junior player's FH today.

elessar
01-20-2009, 12:00 PM
what was the cover? i'm curious now.

gasquet would have lost playing this poorly to almost any other player. i saw his matches a week ago and he didnt play any where near this badly:rolleyes:.
A picture of Gasquet saying he was now the french nr4 but they were sure he'd be the first one to win a major, with the usual crap comparison with Roger in the article :zzz: the only thing good about Simon, MOnfils and Tsonga rising up the ranks was that I thought we'd be done with this kind of crap. Given how well Richard responds to this kind of pressure it was a brillant idea to do that right before the AO.

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:01 PM
I am not making excuses for him because as a top level athelete he really should be able to cope with it, simply because he HAS to, but I think he was really affected by the heat. I've just watched a little of the first and the last 3 sets and Gasquet looked like he was going to melt. Apparently it was 40 degrees off the courts and Mats Wilander said it would be even hotter on them. The wind was crazy, when they were 6-6 2-2 in the tie for the first set, the wind took the ball and it almost looked as though a poltergeist was moving it! Gasquet also looked like he was going to throw up at a couple of points. Have Richard's camp underestimated the effects of the heat? Has he been out practicing relentlessly in the maidday sun like Murray (that's what the commentators of Murray's match said).
I don't know but I don't feel that this performance bodes well for the next 2 weeks. I really hope I am wrong. Hopefully a patchy match due to first round nerves and awful weather. Last year he would have lost this so maybe there is a slight silver lining to be found.

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:01 PM
I saw the match and I was surprised about Gasquet's uggly FH, I knew his Fh was bad but this was terrible. IMO his BH is one of the best of the circuits but the FH...


Welcome to the club.

finishingmove
01-20-2009, 12:03 PM
Junqueria=PMN

like the hobbit equivalent.

case
01-20-2009, 12:04 PM
...
No way he would have beaten the real Tsonga and the real Simon ...

he played against fake tsongas and simons:eek:? they looked real to me:confused:

no wonder he won. now if only the imposter players for nadal and murray and fed would take their places:rolleyes:

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:05 PM
A picture of Gasquet saying he was now the french nr4 but they were sure he'd be the first one to win a major, with the usual crap comparison with Roger in the article :zzz: the only thing good about Simon, MOnfils and Tsonga rising up the ranks was that I thought we'd be done with this kind of crap. Given how well Richard responds to this kind of pressure it was a brillant idea to do that right before the AO.
My sentiments exactly. I really thought WTF are L'equipe doing? Do they deliberately want to sabotage him? I suppose though that Richard must have contribted to it as it looked like he posed for the pics. I think he worries about his popularity at home. It's on the news and articles thread on Richard's boards if anyone wants to see it. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=37196&page=199

case
01-20-2009, 12:10 PM
A picture of Gasquet saying he was now the french nr4 but they were sure he'd be the first one to win a major, with the usual crap comparison with Roger in the article

thanks. everyone knows gasquet has mental problems wonder what they were thinking. with this match if i were fed id be mad at the comparison with this terrible play!;)

gasquet is 22 now it's time he got his brain together

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:10 PM
he played against fake tsongas and simons:eek:? they looked real to me:confused:

no wonder he won. now if only the imposter players for nadal and murray and fed would take their places:rolleyes:

Tsonga basicly gifted Gasquet the last 2 sets(especially the last one) and only played up to his true level in the first set(and contrary to what some Gasquetaires said,it was not Tsonga's best but just up to the level he played to Djokovic at Bangkok for instance last year....and notice Djokovic didn't lost any of those sets 6-1...).
Simon,well,i think what he said in his post match interview says it all.And anyway,it was clear from the way he played against Gasquet that he used it almost like a training session for the AO.

Bashak
01-20-2009, 12:15 PM
I only watched the disappointing 1st set and after the tiebreak I promptly went to bed praying "oh dear lord please don't let richy choke." I am glad he managed to win at the end. judging from the first set Junqueira seemed quite mobile for his physique and a fighter, too. I really hope richard makes it at least to the qfs.

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Tsonga basicly gifted Gasquet the last 2 sets(especially the last one) and only played up to his true level in the first set(and contrary to what some Gasquetaires said,it was not Tsonga's best but just up to the level he played to Djokovic at Bangkok for instance last year....and notice Djokovic didn't lost any of those sets 6-1...).
Simon,well,i think what he said in his post match interview says it all.And anyway,it was clear from the way he played against Gasquet that he used it almost like a training session for the AO.

Would a player of Tsonga's calibre and fighting spirit "gift" two sets of a tennis match? Do you really think that? I think Tsonga would rather leave bits of himself on a tennis court than lose, no matter who the opponent was. You do Jo a disservice imo.

case
01-20-2009, 12:17 PM
Tsonga basicly gifted Gasquet the last 2 sets(especially the last one) and only played up to his true level in the first set(and contrary to what some Gasquetaires said,it was not Tsonga's best but just up to the level he played to Djokovic at Bangkok for instance last year....and notice Djokovic didn't lost any of those sets 6-1...).
Simon,well,i think what he said in his post match interview says it all.And anyway,it was clear from the way he played against Gasquet that he used it almost like a training session for the AO.


richie- contrary to your belief, even gasquet deserves a win once and a while. you make excuses for opponents when they lose to gasquet but you never do when gasquet loses.

granted gasquet sucked in this match and granted he has many issues but sometimes he really does just outplay an opponent:D

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:24 PM
Would a player of Tsonga's calibre and fighting spirit "gift" two sets of a tennis match? Do you really think that? I think Tsonga would rather leave bits of himself on a tennis court than lose, no matter who the opponent was. You do Jo a disservice imo.

He didn't VOLUNTARLY gift them of course but he was just playing so crap that he gifted them without wanting it of course.
It was the same against Federer in Madrid last year: it was basicly a very bad day for him.

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:27 PM
richie- contrary to your belief, even gasquet deserves a win once and a while. you make excuses for opponents when they lose to gasquet but you never do when gasquet loses.
granted gasquet sucked in this match and granted he has many issues but sometimes he really does just outplay an opponent:D


Yes i agree.....but sadly,it has not happened in any of his rare wins against a really good opponent since 2006(the match against Murray last year was also a match where he really outplayed a top opponent but adly he lost it)

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:28 PM
He didn't VOLUNTARLY gift them of course but he was just playing so crap that he gifted them without wanting it of course.
It was very similar to his match against Federer in Madrid last year: it was basicly a very bad match for him.
Couldn't it just be that Richard's level of play forced Jo to play badly?! No of course not :devil:;). You don't need to answer it as I know already what you will say.

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:32 PM
Couldn't it just be that Richard's level of play forced Jo to play badly?! No of course not :devil:;). You don't need to answer it as I know already what you will say.

If Richard can now force opponents into doing a double fault on a set point and can force them doing shameful UEs then he might become number one soon!:eek:

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:46 PM
If Richard can now force opponents into doing a double fault on a set point and can force them doing shameful UEs then he might become number one soon!:eek:

I don't care how he gets there,;) sometimes I wish he was a bit meaner and WOULD play mean and ugly! He's always so bloody nice and gracious to everybody. :rolleyes:

Puschkin
01-20-2009, 12:49 PM
It was the same against Federer in Madrid last year: it was basicly a very bad day for him.
So when Tsonga loses he just has a bad day, when Gasquet loses: he will never achieve anything. :rolleyes: BTW. Wouldn't you want to elaborate on Richard's FH? I miss your insightful analysis.:p

reggie1
01-20-2009, 12:54 PM
BTW. Wouldn't you want to elaborate on Richard's FH? I miss your insightful analysis.:p

Take it back, take it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

oranges
01-20-2009, 12:56 PM
If Richard can now force opponents into doing a double fault on a set point and can force them doing shameful UEs then he might become number one soon!:eek:

You are unbearably tiresome, among other things. He double faulted all the way to 30:40? Each time there was a break? Did nothing of his own to win that one?
We must have been punished with those first two sets for your drivel. It's got to be the worst mutual moonballing I ever forced myself to watch and all so you can finally have a point and yet you're more keen on going back to a good match, Go figure.
Glad he found his way to a more decent game towards the end. Get in the groove by 2nd round.

Venle
01-20-2009, 12:57 PM
Richie :yeah:

richie21
01-20-2009, 12:59 PM
So when Tsonga loses he just has a bad day, when Gasquet loses: he will never achieve anything. :rolleyes: BTW. Wouldn't you want to elaborate on Richard's FH? I miss your insightful analysis.:p

That's because of the WAY they lost.
Since 2 years,Gasquet's game has become so passive that when he lost,it's generally because he was completely outplayed by his opponent whereas in Tsonga's case,his losses are mostly dued to him playing too risky rather than him being outplayed by his opponent.

oranges
01-20-2009, 01:01 PM
That's because of the WAY they lost.
Since 2 years,Gasquet's game has become so passive that when he lost,it's generally because he was completely outplayed by his opponent whereas in Tsonga's case,his losses are mostly dued to him playing too risky rather than him being outplayed by his opponent.

:haha::haha: The stupidest rationalization I've heard in quite a while.

vincayou
01-20-2009, 01:05 PM
I was almost right with my prediction of him going out first round.

He really tried though, played like crap the whole match, spent his match returning serve with a moonball in the middle of the court. The usual shit. But he fought back, which is unusual enough.

lalit
01-20-2009, 01:44 PM
where are those people who were predicting him to reach semis :haha:
with his head he can never win
his only chance may be at wimby even today only when he was serve and volleying did he look comfortable otherwise he was staying 10 feet behind the baseline
seeing how this court is playing slow
nadal's a lock for the semis

Puschkin
01-20-2009, 01:48 PM
nadal's a lock for the semis:zzz:

Davydenkon
01-20-2009, 03:09 PM
Richard :worship:

Arkulari
01-20-2009, 05:13 PM
let's be honest guys, Junqueira isn't a very good player but he played a hell of a match against richie and dominated the first two sets, the match was about 3 and a half hours! it's both things: richie playing like crap and junqueira fighting more than simon :p

Jackie Stephens
01-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Good thing I betted on Gasquet :)

shotgun
01-20-2009, 05:20 PM
Gasquet getting outplayed by Chucky for two sets on a hardcourt, surely the most hilarious moment of this tournament so far.

Jackie Stephens
01-20-2009, 05:25 PM
Gasquet's forehand is pretty ugly to :p

Voo de Mar
01-20-2009, 05:36 PM
The most ugly part of Gasquet is his neck :o Giraffe-man ;)

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/17/fullj.fb53e5546ff3c6f2fc1727899062490e/fb53e5546ff3c6f2fc1727899062490e-getty-tennis-open-aus-gasquet.jpg

Byrd
01-20-2009, 05:53 PM
If this guy didn't have such a good backhand to bail him out of so many points, would easily be out of the top 100.

maxxo
01-20-2009, 06:12 PM
Junqueira looks like a metal roadie


LMAO

GlennMirnyi
01-20-2009, 06:57 PM
4 sets to beat the fat oompa loompa.

Gasquet! :worship:

reggie1
01-20-2009, 07:47 PM
Gasquet getting outplayed by Chucky.
Did you mean Chucky or Chunky? :o;)

richie21
01-20-2009, 07:52 PM
If this guy didn't have such a good backhand to bail him out of so many points, would easily be out of the top 100.

Agree,sadly.