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Indoor HC Tournaments: Dubai --- 3rd SF of the year... Good job Richie:)

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Tess Gray
01-28-2009, 04:36 PM
Okay guys... we have to get out off that negative thread :p
Rotterdam starts on the 9th of Febuary so Richard has a few more days to get some rest.

Does anyone have an update on his shoulder?

Tess Gray
01-28-2009, 05:12 PM
ABN AMRO WTT website :)
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/index.cfm?lang=1

Players
1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1
2 Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 6
5 Simon, Gilles FRA 7
6 Ferrer, David ESP 12
7 Monfils, Gael FRA 14
8 Soderling, Robin SWE 17
9 Andreev, Igor RUS 19
10 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
11 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 22
12 Gasquet, Richard FRA 25
13 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 26
14 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 28
15 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
16 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 32
18 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
19 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 34
20 Seppi, Andreas ITA 35
21 Ancic, Mario CRO 36
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 40
23 Bolelli, Simone ITA 41
24 Benneteau, Julien FRA 43
25 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 44
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 Huta Galung, Jesse NED
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 49
2. Hanescu, Victor ROU 50
3. Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52
4. Gicquel, Marc FRA 54
5. Troicki, Viktor SRB 57
6. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 65
7. Petzschner, Philipp GER 66
8. Chardy, Jeremy FRA 75
9. Zverev, Mischa GER 80
10. Hernych, Jan CZE 81
11. Gremelmayr, Denis GER 83
12. Golubev, Andrey KAZ 89
13. Karanusic, Roko CRO 91
14. Clement, Arnaud FRA 93
15. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 94

Brownie
01-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Looks like a great lineup:) Is Rotterdam a 500-level event?

Tommy fan
01-28-2009, 06:22 PM
Wow what a great live up.. Good luck Richard! Do your best!

does anyone know if he'll play Davis cup?

Puschkin
01-28-2009, 06:25 PM
ABN AMRO WTT website :)
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/index.cfm?lang=1

:rolleyes: at the site. Some updating might be nice. There are only 10 days left.

Brownie
01-28-2009, 06:25 PM
I'm pretty sure the Davis Cup team hasn't been chosen yet.

oranges
01-28-2009, 06:27 PM
Yep, great line up. Can't wait, good that I'll be busy with Zagreb Indoors live the week before. Quite a few points at stake too. This is the first time he plays Rotterdam?

Tommy fan
01-28-2009, 06:30 PM
Oranges, what's your job? (if it's ok to ask)you got me curious :lol:

oranges
01-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Oranges, what's your job? (if it's ok to ask)you got me curious :lol:

Translator/interpreter, flexible and online, perfect to adjust to tennis schedules, though often at the expense of sleep ;)

Tess Gray
01-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Yeah Lauren it's a 500-tournament :)

Puschkin, that's so weird because the dutch version is updated :confused:

Tommy fan
01-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Translator/interpreter, flexible and online, perfect to adjust to tennis schedules, though often at the expense of sleep ;)
wow cool job, even with the sleeping :lol: :D

lisaplenske
01-28-2009, 07:01 PM
oranges to answer you, I dont think richard ever played in rotterdam.

I think its the first time and I hope he'll win it all;)

~*BGT*~
01-28-2009, 07:55 PM
He will be unseeded. :o Hope he gets Murray first round. :banana:

Tess Gray
01-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Murray was kicked out 2nd round last year by Robin Haase :banana: :D

~*BGT*~
01-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Hope Richie will be the Haase of 2009. :D Uh, without the surgery. :unsure:

Getta
01-28-2009, 10:24 PM
Murray was kicked out 2nd round last year by Robin Haase :banana: :D

Hope Richie will be the Haase of 2009. :D Uh, without the surgery. :unsure:

Well, last year Marseille was played the week before Rotterdam. Andy had his reasons for arriving exhausted in Rotterdam. ;) That said because history serves some purpose. :shrug:

Allez Richie! :rocker2:

*MJP*
01-28-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm pretty sure the Davis Cup team hasn't been chosen yet.

When exactly is Davis Cup? And who is France playing?
Sorry dont know why im soo behind the 8 ball on this:confused:

Getta
01-28-2009, 10:38 PM
When exactly is Davis Cup? And who is France playing?
Sorry dont know why im soo behind the 8 ball on this:confused:

Davis Cup is the week before Indian Wells.

France will face Czech Republic.

Official site: http://www.daviscup.com/ties/tie.asp?tie=100012235

*MJP*
01-28-2009, 11:17 PM
Thanks Getta :wavey:

orangehat
01-29-2009, 05:12 AM
Hope he does well and cling some points from here! Another semi-final performance will be nice but looks like the field is much stronger this time. Great for Dutch richie fans :D

Tess Gray
01-29-2009, 06:55 AM
Hope Richie will be the Haase of 2009. :D Uh, without the surgery. :unsure:
:lol: Would be kinda cool if he could knock out andy :cool:
Well, last year Marseille was played the week before Rotterdam. Andy had his reasons for arriving exhausted in Rotterdam. ;)

Shhhh, I wasn't going to mention that :angel: :lol:

Venle
01-29-2009, 06:58 AM
Good luck Richard :yeah:

reggie1
01-29-2009, 09:25 AM
Good luck Richard and I hope this will be televised either on Eurosport or Sky :D

Eliande
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Good luck Richard and I hope this will be televised either on Eurosport or Sky :D

So do I!;)

lisaplenske
01-29-2009, 10:14 AM
:lol: Would be kinda cool if he could knock out andy :cool:




oh yes!I dont dare to even think about a win over murray and how positive it can be for richard if he managed to do so.

:awww:

orangehat
01-29-2009, 10:45 AM
I won't want him to meet Murray at the moment, Muzzy's probably furious about his AO loss :D:lol:

reggie1
01-29-2009, 11:59 AM
I won't want him to meet Murray at the moment, Muzzy's probably furious about his AO loss :D:lol:
Spongebob Square Kilt will be mean and angry! :armed::lol:

rina
01-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Spongebob Square Kilt will be mean and angry! :armed::lol:

:haha: thats too good!

hopefully this tourny gives gasquet the opportunity to break into the top 20 again :)

reggie1
01-29-2009, 12:48 PM
:haha: thats too good!

hopefully this tourny gives gasquet the opportunity to break into the top 20 again :)

People call him that on GM and it made me literally lol!
I like Murray though, I know I'm in the minority but I now see some of what Getta sees. :lol:
Let's hope Richie has a great run here. :worship:

Tess Gray
01-29-2009, 03:57 PM
Good luck Richard and I hope this will be televised either on Eurosport or Sky :D

So do I!;)

Last year they had a great livestream of centrecourt! So hopefully they'll do that again this year...

reggie1
01-29-2009, 05:01 PM
I asked Scoobs, one of the mods (he is lovely :worship:) and it will be televised on Sky from the Thursday apparently so Richard had better go deep into the tournie! :D
I'll use a livestream though if necessary. The music drove me mad though against Gonzo, over four hours of The Gypsy Kings!:( And I'm such a purist I like the voloume up so I can hear the striking of the ball. :angel: :lol:

Tess Gray
01-29-2009, 05:39 PM
I didn't have any music on those livestreams during the Gonzo match? :scratch:

Brownie
01-29-2009, 06:45 PM
If anyone subscribes to ATPtv (now tennistv.com), they are showing 10 of the Rotterdam matches.

~*BGT*~
01-29-2009, 09:26 PM
$85 for a yearly pass. :o

*MJP*
01-29-2009, 09:41 PM
Good luck to Richie in Rotterdam! Hopefully he has a good run there & can get back into the top 20:worship:
I just doesn't sit right with me that he is ranked 26:shrug:

orangehat
01-29-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm not worried since I have the INTERNET. I'm sure i'll be able to find a stream somewhere .... Just hope he gets a good run though

Schu
01-29-2009, 11:16 PM
I'm not worried since I have the INTERNET. I'm sure i'll be able to find a stream somewhere .... Just hope he gets a good run though

Please let us know when you do. I'm ready for more ROBO Richie...

rina
01-30-2009, 12:32 AM
what the hell is the gypsy kings? :lol:

reggie1
01-30-2009, 11:26 AM
what the hell is the gypsy kings? :lol:

I've p.m'd you Rina with a youtube link, it drove me mad!!!!!!:(

~*BGT*~
01-30-2009, 02:01 PM
Wait, Rotterdam is in 2 weeks? i thought it was tis week. :fiery:

Tess Gray
01-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Nope :p starts Monday the 9th

PinkFeatherBoa
01-30-2009, 03:26 PM
Wait, Rotterdam is in 2 weeks? i thought it was tis week. :fiery:

Alas no. :awww:

We have to wait a bit longer...(I'm normally not this impatient but really looking forward to it!)

Glad I'll get to see Rotterdam on my nearly expired tennistv subscription. Allez.

Eliande
01-30-2009, 03:32 PM
Alas no. :awww:

We have to wait a bit longer...(I'm normally not this impatient but really looking forward to it!)

Glad I'll get to see Rotterdam on my nearly expired tennistv subscription. Allez.

Pardon my ignorance: what is tennistv?:confused:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Pardon my ignorance: what is tennistv?:confused:

It's the new version of ATP Masters TV, when they combined it with the women's tour this year. :) They show some of 500 tournaments (like Rotterdam) now.
http://www.tennistv.com/page/Home/0,,11444,00.html

It's expensive though and they won't show all matches :awww:, I'm just using up the end of my old subscription time from last year.

Eliande
01-30-2009, 07:58 PM
It's the new version of ATP Masters TV, when they combined it with the women's tour this year. :) They show some of 500 tournaments (like Rotterdam) now.
http://www.tennistv.com/page/Home/0,,11444,00.html

It's expensive though and they won't show all matches :awww:, I'm just using up the end of my old subscription time from last year.

Thanks! :worship:
That's a good thing, but probably quite expensive, as you said.:(

orangehat
01-31-2009, 12:26 AM
Please let us know when you do. I'm ready for more ROBO Richie...

Sure, problem is I might only be watching richie if he is playing in probably the 1st or 2nd match of the day.. assuming the session starts at 11am .. it'll be 6pm here. If I'm watching I'll try to find a stream for you! :angel::lol:

~*BGT*~
02-06-2009, 10:06 PM
The draw is out. His first round match will be against PHM. Then, he could play Soderling in the 2nd round and Murray in the quarterfinals. Tessa, you'll be in Rotterdam?

gasguet#1
02-06-2009, 10:09 PM
The Rotterdam Draw is out early!

(1) NADAL, Rafael v BOLELLI, Simone
(WC) DIMITROV, Grigor v BERDYCH, Tomas
QUALIFIER v TURSUNOV, Dmitry
(WC) HUTA GALUNG, Jesse v (7) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried

(3) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay v ANDREEV, Igor
BENNETEAU, Julien v LOPEZ, Feliciano
KARLOVIC, Ivo v LLODRA, Michael
QUALIFIER v (5) MONFILS, Gael

(6) FERRER, David v MELZER, Jurgen
QUALIFIER v YOUZHNY, Mikhail
SCHUETTLER, Rainer v ANCIC, Mario
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp v (4) SIMON, Gilles

(8) SODERLING, Robin v QUALIFIER

GASQUET, Richard v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri
(WC) DE BAKKER, Thiemo v SEPPI, Andreas
LJUBICIC, Ivan v (2) MURRAY, Andy

gasguet#1
02-06-2009, 10:26 PM
Looking at the draw for Rotterdam, a pretty tricky draw for Richard, but till his ranking moves up, this is going to be part of the problem for him,

I expect him to keep his great winning record against fellow Frenchies & go 9-0 since Wimbledon 08 & win his match up with Paul-Henri Mathieu which Richie lead H2H 3-1 but losing the last match in 2007 at the Madrid Masters Cup

If Richie can get past Mathieu, more then possible a match up with (8) seed Robin Soderling, another match if Richie is on fire shouldn't have too many problems with hopefully , Richie leads the H2H 3-2 with splitting wins last year 1/1 with Richie winning the last encounter

It's sets things up for a possible dream QF Re-Match against our favourite player that we have being long waiting for with (2) seed Andy Murray..... but even better if Richie does make it this far, would like to see Murray get rolled early.... but a win for Richie over him would do Richie wonders & plant a few seeds of self doubt in the Murray Mind & Camp

Cloudygirl
02-06-2009, 10:41 PM
I still think Ritchie can take Andy Murray (although he is a great player these days) and he should be getting revenge but that embarrassment at Wimby.

tufani
02-06-2009, 10:47 PM
Ah, my two favs playing each other :drool: I wish there was a livestream for this one :awww:

orangehat
02-07-2009, 02:25 AM
should be a relatively EASY draw IMO. Don't expect too many troubles (even from Murray, assuming richie's shoulder is fine). Simon fans must be terribly worried at the draw ... imagine Kohli in the first round! :rolleyes: not a good draw for kohli either though.

Schu
02-07-2009, 02:40 AM
Hope he keeps his winning streak against frenchies alive but I do like PHM and wish they didn't have to meet up first round. I won't think ahead any more than the first round but a Richie (in Gonzo form) against Murray would be :drool: But one step at a time.

Some good match ups in this tourney. Hopefully there is a live stream - Oh wait, I think tennistv.com covers Rotterdam, he better be on the show court.

gasguet#1
02-07-2009, 04:22 AM
Hope he keeps his winning streak against frenchies alive but I do like PHM and wish they didn't have to meet up first round. I won't think ahead any more than the first round but a Richie (in Gonzo form) against Murray would be :drool: But one step at a time.
.

should be a relatively EASY draw IMO. Don't expect too many troubles (even from Murray, assuming richie's shoulder is fine).


I do have the upmost confidence that on any given day Richie can blast anyone of the court with his sensational shot making & leave them wondering where the game plan went all haywire:devil:

I still think Richie is ten times the player Murray is now & will be in the future, & I'd back Richie to beat him most times they come up against each other,

As we know with following our beloved Richie..... It's never as easy as it seems...... that's what following makes it never boring
Just when we think a tournement draw is looking good, or he is going well...... Some little Spanner comes up:eek: to be thrown into the mix

How many times have we expected Richie to win matches & keep his tournement alive or just when It's looking really hopeful for a Tournement Win..... Along comes some result we didn't expect or another injury:sad:

So Im a bit of the thinking
ONE MATCH AT A TIME..& DON"T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH

I have had my finger's burnt a few times when my anticipation & excitement has kicked in for a upcoming match & come away feeling like crap & gutted!:sad::(

rina
02-07-2009, 07:04 AM
hey, at least its not rafa first round :p

Tommy fan
02-07-2009, 07:47 AM
wow. That's tough imo..Mathieu, Soderling and Murray.. and that's just until the QF :eek:
Good luck Richard, you can do it, just play well! :)

Getta
02-07-2009, 09:36 AM
A tough draw, indeed.

Good luck, Richie. :)

orangehat
02-07-2009, 09:51 AM
So Im a bit of the thinking
ONE MATCH AT A TIME..& DON"T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH

I have had my finger's burnt a few times when my anticipation & excitement has kicked in for a upcoming match & come away feeling like crap & gutted!:sad::(

I agree here. Sometimes I get the feeling he loses because he wasn't focusing on the match he was in enough (though that was more of last year), rather thinking about matches further on in the draw. Hopefully that will not be the case though.

Tess Gray
02-07-2009, 03:14 PM
The draw is out. His first round match will be against PHM. Then, he could play Soderling in the 2nd round and Murray in the quarterfinals. Tessa, you'll be in Rotterdam?

Yeah, I'll be there friday evening for QF's and probably wednesday for the daysession :D When he faces the Toad he better beat him 6-0 6-0 :ras:

~*BGT*~
02-08-2009, 04:57 AM
Will you make a "Gasquetaires -- all for one, one for all" poster? ;) :p

garnetti
02-08-2009, 06:27 AM
anyone know where I can watch for free online?

~*BGT*~
02-08-2009, 08:04 AM
channelsurfing.net is always good for free tennis matches... every week :wavey:

*Martolina*
02-08-2009, 08:31 AM
The draw is very difficult but I believe that if Richie is in good form as in Australia he can do a very good tournament..

Tess Gray
02-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Will you make a "Gasquetaires -- all for one, one for all" poster? ;) :p

Did I mention before that I am quite shy in real life:p So anything that could draw attention to me in any way, is probably not going to happen? But maybe my friend will be enthousiastic and make a nice banner... I'll ask her :lol:


According to the website, this link will provide livestream for Centre Court :)

http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/cctv/

lisaplenske
02-08-2009, 02:57 PM
hi guys!:wavey:

I m just happy right now cause richard will come back and play again.
I sawhis draw, not easy but the most important according to me is that he'll be fit and healthy. If its the case I think he has no real limits in that tournament.
The other players are very good but richard is even as good.
Allez! and above all Tess will be there to give him a big support and will also be his lucky charm to win it all!who knows really?:p;):D

have fun tess and show him how good french speaker you are!

Vlad1980
02-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Very difficult draw... and under any circumstances, I can not even dare to look further than round 1.

Last time he played Paulo he lost and I think he will be underdog in this match.

reggie1
02-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Oh Tess, come on I dare you, :devil: make that banner, cheer as loudly as you can, get a picture with him and tell him in your very best french all about The Gasquetaires, tell him we are not happy with his clothes and his hair at times but we all love him anyway. No, on second thoughts don't as you don't want to get carted off by security! :lol::o
I am so jealous that you're going!!! Do we know what time he will be on?

Tess Gray
02-08-2009, 04:11 PM
So you want me to look Richie in the eyes, tell him his clothes suck, his hair is usually alright and that he should start winning 5-set matches, but that we love him anyway? And all of that in french? Sure ;) pas de problème...

~*BGT*~
02-08-2009, 04:18 PM
So you want me to look Richie in the eyes, tell him his clothes suck, his hair is usually alright and that he should start winning 5-set matches, but that we love him anyway? And all of that in french? Sure ;) pas de problème...

:lol: I think you should. I think it would be cute and I'd have a laugh if I were him. Especially if the French was kinda bad too. :p

Tess Gray
02-08-2009, 04:23 PM
I think he'd look at me like: girlfriend you are craaaaazy :lol: But I'll just say: Vicky and Danielle made me:o

Tess Gray
02-08-2009, 04:27 PM
btw, Richard isn't on the OoP for tomorrow so he'll be playing Tuesday :)

Brownie
02-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Hey Tess, where did you find the OOP?

Getta
02-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Hey Tess, where did you find the OOP?

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/407/OP.pdf

Brownie
02-08-2009, 04:57 PM
Awesome, thanks! I always just looked on the tourney website...I didn't know it was on the atp website.

reggie1
02-08-2009, 06:22 PM
I think he'd look at me like: girlfriend you are craaaaazy :lol: But I'll just say: Vicky and Danielle made me:o

And Danielle and I will say "We have never seen or heard of this woman in our lives!" :devil: "We know nothing."
Actually, when you put it like that, I don't blame you. :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-08-2009, 07:33 PM
So you want me to look Richie in the eyes, tell him his clothes suck, his hair is usually alright and that he should start winning 5-set matches, but that we love him anyway? And all of that in french? Sure ;) pas de problème...

If you could also tell him to brush his hair and also give him my phone number that would be perfect ;)


Tell him we believe in him could he please believe in himself.

reggie1
02-08-2009, 08:57 PM
If you could also tell him to brush his hair and also give him my phone number that would be perfect ;)




:haha:Poor Tess, she'll be talking non stop! :o Also Tess, on a really really serious note, please please don't forget to ask him if it's true about him liking women in their 30's! :devil:

Schu
02-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Tess, we expect to HEAR you cheering on the live stream and we'll be looking for that banner:
"J'dore Richie but get some better tennis shirts and wear some decent clothes off court and brush your hair but most of all WIN!" And of course we want photos.

Enjoy the tourney and hope you get to see Richie play. And then you can make us all jealous.

Cloudygirl
02-08-2009, 09:25 PM
Tess, we expect to HEAR you cheering on the live stream and we'll be looking for that banner:
"J'dore Richie but get some better tennis shirts and wear some decent clothes off court and brush your hair but most of all WIN!" And of course we want photos.

Enjoy the tourney and hope you get to see Richie play. And then you can make us all jealous.

Yes "J'dore Ritchie but please get better tennis shirts (some colour would be good please) and wear some decent clothes off court, brush your hair, stop looking gormless in pictures, start winning 5 set matches, in fact just start winning.

PS do you like women over 30"

it's going to have to be a flipping big banner.

oranges
02-08-2009, 09:36 PM
:haha: I'll refrain from adding to what will be an already huge banner. Have a great time Tess and cheer him for us.

~*BGT*~
02-08-2009, 10:08 PM
How about:

J'adore Ritchie but please get better tennis shirts (some colour would be good please, especially the dreamsicle orange and the ocean blue) and wear some decent clothes off court (like that leather jacket), brush your hair (and use some product for goodness sakes! your hair is too fine and wispy like mine for you to not use anything), stop looking gormless in pictures (laugh before you smile... pics of you laughing and smiling are beautiful!), start winning 5 set matches (including ones when you're up 2 sets and a break and ESP when you're playing Murray), in fact just start winning (tournaments, MS, GS... against Murray :p ).

Cloudygirl
02-08-2009, 10:40 PM
How about:

J'adore Ritchie but please get better tennis shirts (some colour would be good please, especially the dreamsicle orange and the ocean blue) and wear some decent clothes off court (like that leather jacket), brush your hair (and use some product for goodness sakes! your hair is too fine and wispy like mine for you to not use anything), stop looking gormless in pictures (laugh before you smile... pics of you laughing and smiling are beautiful!), start winning 5 set matches (including ones when you're up 2 sets and a break and ESP when you're playing Murray), in fact just start winning (tournaments, MS, GS... against Murray :p ).


he looks good in red also and I didn't like the leather jacket but I guess with Ritchie anything is a step in the right direction but otherwise i concur :worship:

Davodus
02-08-2009, 10:45 PM
this place is like the domain of massive poster requests for richards matches :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-08-2009, 10:55 PM
this place is like the domain of massive poster requests for richards matches :lol:

I'm actually really tempted now to make a banner like this for later in the year. He would be like wtf.

Davodus
02-08-2009, 11:16 PM
:lol: it would be pretty funny

Brownie
02-08-2009, 11:24 PM
This banner is going to be the size of a king-sized sheet:haha: I love it though!!:yeah:

orangehat
02-09-2009, 03:40 AM
bonne chance richie! tournament starts today but i think he only plays tomorrow.

reggie1
02-09-2009, 08:16 AM
Actually Tess, it might be easier if you just take a Megaphone and shout out our various helpful playing hints and style tips in between points.

Tess Gray
02-09-2009, 08:28 AM
:sobbing:

Are y'all trying to have me removed from the venue?

reggie1
02-09-2009, 09:15 AM
:sobbing:

Are y'all trying to have me removed from the venue?You'll be taken away in a straight jacket!:lol: Are you going to try to get his autograph or a pic with him?

garnetti
02-09-2009, 09:20 AM
:haha:Poor Tess, she'll be talking non stop! :o Also Tess, on a really really serious note, please please don't forget to ask him if it's true about him liking women in their 30's! :devil:


did I miss something? what;s this about him liking women in their 30s? I guess he is french so chances are he was deflowered by his mother's best friend:bounce:

Puschkin
02-09-2009, 09:22 AM
did I miss something? what;s this about him liking women in their 30s? I guess he is french so chances are he was deflowered by his mother's best friend:bounce:
:( chat thread, please. :wavey:

garnetti
02-09-2009, 09:26 AM
:( chat thread, please. :wavey:

hi have you got a link? i;m new to the forum and dont know if I can go through the 1000s of pages on the chat thread :)

reggie1
02-09-2009, 09:40 AM
hi have you got a link? i;m new to the forum and dont know if I can go through the 1000s of pages on the chat thread :)

Hi, it was just something that I read ages ago and it's a little (not that funny really) joke we have on the chat thread sometimes. We just also have this running joke about this huge banner that anyone who goes to his matches is supposed to take with them.
Just aswell Rotterdam is indoors as the weather over Europe seems to be so miserable atm. I can't wait for it to start, the line up is so great. Is it just me or does Richard never seem to play on the first day of a tournie?

Puschkin
02-09-2009, 09:51 AM
hi have you got a link? i;m new to the forum and dont know if I can go through the 1000s of pages on the chat thread :)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=54610
Besides, I find your comment rather inappropriate. Would you want to read something like this about yourself on the net?

reggie1
02-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Sorry, this is my fault, it was just a remark about a running joke that we have on the chat thread about the banner and stuff. Sorry.

Puschkin
02-09-2009, 10:12 AM
Sorry, this is my fault, it was just a remark about a running joke that we have on the chat thread about the banner and stuff. Sorry.

Not at all. The banner stuff is funny (more or less so :p), but the remark I talked about was not.

reggie1
02-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Tess, you know we really are all joking about the banner and cheering extra loudly stuff? I've got visions of you sitting there not really focusing on the tennis, just worrying that you've got to come back with some tall story about meeting Richard and loads of pics for us on the forum.:lol: You just enjoy yourself. :cool:

j'adore_richie
02-09-2009, 11:41 AM
:sobbing:

Are y'all trying to have me removed from the venue?

Poor Tess...I dunno how you'll manage to pass on all those messages. I don't think I would be able to utter a single syllable if I saw Richard in person.

Maybe you can send paper plane notes to him to read in between changes of ends...preferably one that says "Change your shirt now, but make sure the camera gets a good shot of your bare torso...Just so we can make sure you put in the hard yards during the off-season":angel:

Tess Gray
02-09-2009, 02:52 PM
You'll be taken away in a straight jacket!:lol: Are you going to try to get his autograph or a pic with him?
No :p like I said, I'm quite shy. So I wouldn't know what to say and I'd probably feel really embaressed.

did I miss something? what;s this about him liking women in their 30s?
Vicky likes to think that he likes women in their 30s:o Personally I don't think so.

Tess, you know we really are all joking about the banner and cheering extra loudly stuff? I've got visions of you sitting there not really focusing on the tennis, just worrying that you've got to come back with some tall story about meeting Richard and loads of pics for us on the forum.:lol: You just enjoy yourself. :cool:
Of course :hug: Don't worry ;):lol:

Maybe you can send paper plane notes to him to read in between changes of ends...preferably one that says "Change your shirt now, but make sure the camera gets a good shot of your bare torso...Just so we can make sure you put in the hard yards during the off-season":angel:

I like the paper planes idea :cool: Just hope he actually gets to read them because my aimingskills aren't what they used to be.

Schu
02-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Tess, the Rotterdam stands look EMPTY right now - so there's plenty of room for a banner as large as you want and it won't even get in anyone's way :).

I know that the first few days of a tourney are often pretty sparsely attended but from the live stream it doesn't look like anyone other than coaches and a few stray people are there. Well it is Youzhny and a french player I've never heard of playing righy now so I assume things will pick up.

I hope RIchie is ready to do some damage in Rotterdam.

~*BGT*~
02-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Tessa, regarding the autographs, there will probably be a huge mob down by the court after a match or practice. You can just join the mob and hope he picks you. :p

xhr75019
02-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Schu what live stream??? everybody is looking for one so it would be nice to post it

Tess Gray
02-09-2009, 04:48 PM
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/cctv/ I´m watching via this one :)

Anyway Schu, it's not empty at all. The boxes you see on tv/livestream are the VIP boxes and they are pretty ampty the first few days. But Ahoy is big hall with about 10.000+ seats... And on a day like today there are already around 3000 people. It's just hard to see them. But trust me ;) it's pretty full already.

xhr75019
02-09-2009, 04:55 PM
you have something right now Tess? I have a black screen

Schu
02-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Sorry I didn't put the stream - it went black/looked like it was shut down right before I posted. I read on GM I think that this site was only doing 2 matches a day but that might be wrong. ANyway it's back now - Andreev and Davydenko. It's the same stream Tess posted. http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/cctv/

Yes, Tess the stands are fuller now. The only seats I could see must have been the box seats but even they look fuller now(but I think there is still plenty room for that huge banner ;))

xhr75019
02-09-2009, 06:21 PM
Thx Schu :) Do you know any way to get it full screen?

Brownie
02-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I was able to get full screen by right-clicking and selecting zoom and then fullscreen (that was with firefox as a web browser).

Schu
02-09-2009, 06:42 PM
HOw about sound? Half the time I moan about the stupid commentators but I miss hearing the sound of the ball. guess it's better if I don't have sound of a tennis match coming out of my office computer but I still miss it.

Brownie
02-09-2009, 06:49 PM
I don't think I had sound earlier:scratch: but I can hear the match now:lol:

reggie1
02-09-2009, 07:36 PM
HOw about sound? Half the time I moan about the stupid commentators but I miss hearing the sound of the ball. guess it's better if I don't have sound of a tennis match coming out of my office computer but I still miss it.
At least it's not "The Gypsy Kings" Schu! ;)

Puschkin
02-09-2009, 08:23 PM
Wedstrijden avondsessie
Centre Court
19.30 uur Ljubicic (CRO) – Murray (GBR)
Gevolgd door Gasquet (FRA) – Mathieu (FRA)

2nd match of the evening session, if the tourney's stream works we should be able to see it. :D

Cloudygirl
02-09-2009, 08:33 PM
:sobbing:

Are y'all trying to have me removed from the venue?

I dare you to pinch his cap in which case he can't wear the stupid thing or alternatively yell lose the cap Ritchie in French

tennis lover
02-10-2009, 12:56 AM
will miss the match and won't be able to check scores until wednesday evening :awww: but I hope to come back to a win! :dance:

orangehat
02-10-2009, 01:02 AM
2nd match of the night ... assuming the first one ends in 1 and a half hours richie's match will start around 9:30? thats halfway through the night with school the next day. Oh wells, hope to hear from you guys how he played tomorrow then! :wavey:

Tommy fan
02-10-2009, 06:33 AM
thanks for posting the stream! Hopefully it'll work! :)

rina
02-10-2009, 10:01 AM
does anyone know what time he will be playing aussie time? maybe im just going to have to visit tommorow and see if he's won ... :sad:

orangehat
02-10-2009, 11:18 AM
rina: assuming he starts play at 9:30, it'll be 4:30 in Perth, 6:30 in Brisbane, 7:30 in Sydney/Melbourne if I'm not wrong.

Davodus
02-10-2009, 11:50 AM
too early for me
i live at night and sleep in the day :o
basically nocturnal :lol: so i will see the result whenever i wake up
so hopefully he wins :D

Venle
02-10-2009, 12:30 PM
Allez Richie!

Tess, you gonna go and see him play? :wavey: ;)

reggie1
02-10-2009, 01:06 PM
Oooh, I can't wait,:dance: 2 of my faves playing against each other, but I want Richie to win, do we know for sure that there wil be a livestream as I've heard some moans and groans in other threads that they are only featuring certain matches?

~*BGT*~
02-10-2009, 01:42 PM
I am happy the match is on last. Should be on in the afternoon over here. :dance:

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 01:46 PM
In the livesceam of the tournament's site I don't can see le matchs..:( Everyboby know another site?!

Brownie
02-10-2009, 01:57 PM
In the livesceam of the tournament's site I don't can see le matchs..:( Everyboby know another site?!

They are only showing certain matches each day. That's probably why you can't see it (well, and there isn't a match on center court right now). I don't think there will be any other livestreams until Thursday.

Edit: If you are trying to see if the livestream works for you, it is on right now for Gael's match.

Getta
02-10-2009, 02:16 PM
They are only showing certain matches each day. That's probably why you can't see it (well, and there isn't a match on center court right now). I don't think there will be any other livestreams until Thursday.

Edit: If you are trying to see if the livestream works for you, it is on right now for Gael's match.

It works for me now. :woohoo:

Hopefully, they will be showing Richie's match. :D

xhr75019
02-10-2009, 02:21 PM
http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/ahoy.asx excellent quality except the sound is really weak
Enjoy !

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Allez Richie!

Tess, you gonna go and see him play? :wavey: ;)

No I'm not going tonight:p I'm going wednesday and friday :)

http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/ahoy.asx excellent quality except the sound is really weak
Enjoy !

Merci :) I think it's the same one as the one on the official website though... but thanks :wavey:

xhr75019
02-10-2009, 03:58 PM
Yes it is but with the one on the official website you can't go full screen. Plus the image is deformed and appears in 16/9.
http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/ahoy.asx is in 4/3 and you can display it full screen.

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Oh okay;) tbh, I haven't used the other livestream yet so I wouldn't know:)

I'll try them both tonight ;)(if they broadcast tonight:()

Schu
02-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Anyone know if Richie-PHM match will be on the live stream? It worked for me yesterday but I checked it just a while ago and Murry - Lubo is not being broadcast for me. I heard only "selected" matches were broadcast from that stream and one could certainly understand why the Murray match was not a "selected" match - :devil: hopefully Richie PHM will be??? Guess I'll find out soon Murray is up a set and 3-0...

EDIT- Never mind - the stream is working now, I just had to click on play a bunch of times to get it going - hope it stays on for RIchie.

Just saw that Soderling withdrew and Giquel replaced him...Richie you better beat PHM (even tough I really like PHM but could never cheer against RIchie).

Brownie
02-10-2009, 06:47 PM
The Muzz match is being broadcast, but it took me a bunch of refreshes for it to actually work:p Who knows if they'll show Richie...we'll find out soon, cross our fingers!!!

xhr75019
02-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Close the tournament site and use this link it works better
http://www.ahoyweb.nl/wtt/ahoy.asx

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:06 PM
hoping so far

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:09 PM
It looks like we might be in luck:woohoo:...they're still on air and I just heard the guy say Richard Gasquet:yippee:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:12 PM
Ritchie didn't have his hat on then and his hair looks semi good. Has he been reading this thread

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:15 PM
What a surprise... he's wearing a hoodie:p

He smiled when he walked on court:lol: He rarely smiles when he walks on court:p

Hopefully they'll keep broadcasting...

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:15 PM
Yeah, his hair does look pretty good. I never thought I'd see him go hatless:eek:...he must be reading the thread;)

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 07:15 PM
:eek: no cap! ;)

edit: cap is back!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:17 PM
What a surprise... he's wearing a hoodie:p

He smiled when he walked on court:lol: He rarely smiles when he walks on court:p

Hopefully they'll keep broadcasting...


He laughed as he went on I think its because the commentator really mispronounced his name

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:18 PM
and out comes that bloody hat.

Schu
02-10-2009, 07:18 PM
OMG!!!! NO cap! at least for the warm up and his hair looks really good. A new RICHIE INDEED! BUT he still has that UGLy shirt on. but hey I'll take the ugly shirt sans cap ANYDAY!

EDIT - DAMN GOt too excited for nothing - it's back....

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Lauren/Tess where's the thread please. Come on the old girl needs help!

Bri
02-10-2009, 07:19 PM
He laughed as he went on I think its because the commentator really mispronounced his name

Yes they the announcer put the T on the end of his name! haha

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:19 PM
And they stopped showing the match:( Damnit!! Well, livescoring it is :sad:

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:20 PM
Oh and I missed the hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:20 PM
Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tess go down there and tell them off!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:21 PM
It just came back on then went again. Try refreshing

Schu
02-10-2009, 07:22 PM
I'm going to have to log off nnow as I'm at work and I can't work, watch the match and post and I guess work takes priority over posting so "talk" to you guys later when we celebrate a win (FIngers crossed big time...)

OH NOOOOOOO - the stream just stopped for me - it says buffering but I don't see any buffering action either ARGHHHHHHHHH

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:23 PM
Is it on now?

bakeroo
02-10-2009, 07:23 PM
i cnt get the stream 2 work :(

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:23 PM
Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tess go down there and tell them off!

I'll do what I can :(

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Tess, do you have a link at all? I tried the one XHR said and got nothing. Didn't know if you were all using a different one.

Schu
02-10-2009, 07:28 PM
It's all my fault - I made a nasty comment about understanding why the Murray match was not a "selected" match (when in fact it was) and look what happens...

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:28 PM
I got nothing but livescores now. How mean to start showing it and then cut off the stream.

Bobble
02-10-2009, 07:29 PM
why stop the stream before the 1st serve, at least we got to see the warm-up???????????????

leave the hat off

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:30 PM
I can feel a letter of complaint to Rotterdam coming on :(. I'm off to GM to see if anyone else knows anything.

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:32 PM
come on Ritchie break

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:32 PM
Oh nooooooo!!! I drive home, get online, and there's no stream:mad:

bakeroo
02-10-2009, 07:33 PM
2 break points

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:34 PM
It's all my fault - I made a nasty comment about understanding why the Murray match was not a "selected" match (when in fact it was) and look what happens...

Damn you woman :armed:

Tess, do you have a link at all? I tried the one XHR said and got nothing. Didn't know if you were all using a different one.

http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/cctv/

Was using this one :)

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 07:35 PM
:sad:
but fortunately richie tooks a break!! :worship:

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:35 PM
Break :cool:

reggie1
02-10-2009, 07:35 PM
thanks Tess

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 07:35 PM
I'm on a (self-imposed) MTF posting restriction currently BUT I need to grumble, it's bad enough this match had to happen as a 1st round (my complete idea of tennis "heaven" :lol:) but then to let me watch the warm-up (nice hair, Rich- ban the cap) and then pull the plug, is just too tragic. :sobbing:

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:35 PM
awesome:yeah:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:37 PM
well Soderling is out so hopefully he will get to round 3 and then they will def be televised against Muzza

Vlad1980
02-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Why would they be so mean and cut off the stream couple minutes before the match...

Bastards. :(:(

Schu
02-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Guess it's god's way of making me actully work at work - I've got the stream up and will keep my ear open if it comes back. HOw cruel to show the warm up and then STOP!

YEAH he broke - now I've got to get to work...

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:40 PM
Well they also started to show Muzza a few games into the match...

I think it's stupid that they don't just show all matches. It's really no effort and it makes a lot of fans happy.

Fifteenlove
02-10-2009, 07:42 PM
I can't believe it! i was longing to see that match :eek::sad:

bakeroo
02-10-2009, 07:42 PM
his broken again

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Another break:)

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Why would they be so mean and cut off the stream couple minutes before the match...
Maybe they wanted to spare us an embarasssing match, both guys serving under 40 %. :o But as long is Richard is two breaks up, I won't complain. :p

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
Now is he playing well or is PHM having a bad day.

Herdwick
02-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Why no stream! Grrrr..........and seems like he's playing well.:banghead:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Is the livescore def right cos I can see the stats are wrong they don't make sense.

bakeroo
02-10-2009, 07:47 PM
i think i might just give up on any chance stream coming back.

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 07:47 PM
Is the livescore def right cos I can see the stats are wrong they don't make sense.
yep, the BPs should be in Richie's column. :)

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Once I saw the stats, I was glad that I wasn't having to see it after all! :tape:

Nice start Richie, I suppose. :shrug:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:50 PM
Why no stream! Grrrr..........and seems like he's playing well.:banghead:

he isn't playing that well with only 47% of first serves in

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:51 PM
Ritchie you idiot serve out the set

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 07:52 PM
3bp. :tape: This is going to turn into an all-Frenchie classic, I can feel it! ;)

Saved them all, merci Richie.

and broken with a DF :lol: :o

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:55 PM
ffs Ritchie do you want me to come down there...

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 07:57 PM
Allez..
..good opportunity!!

Brownie
02-10-2009, 07:58 PM
Break him for the set so you don't have to serve it out:help:

:yeah: got the set on a DF

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 07:58 PM
ok so he doesn't want me to come down there ;)

bakeroo
02-10-2009, 07:58 PM
1st set :)

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Gooddddddddddddddddddddd
Allez Richieeeeeeeeeeeee

Schu
02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Obviously I'm not getting much work done here - again, all my fault I check the scorebaord just in time to see him down 3BPs, save them and get broken. Some day he is going to learn how to serve out a set OR just break to win it - YEAH!!

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Yay! First set :)!

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Crisis adverted, for now. :p

Vlad1980
02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
3bp. :tape: This is going to turn into an all-Frenchie classic, I can feel it! ;)

Saved them all, merci Richie.

and broken with a DF :lol: :o



Paulo loses set with a double fault as well... nice match guys :o

Richard seems to continue having troubles with serve this year. Returning so far is ok I guess, he has either broken or had 15-30 in every Paulo's serve game.

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:00 PM
Some day he is going to learn how to serve out a set OR just break to win it - YEAH!!

:rolls::p

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:00 PM
Paulo loses set with a double fault as well... nice match guys :o

Richard seems to continue having troubles with serve this year. Returning so far is ok I guess, he has either broken or had 15-30 in every Paulo's serve game.

its cos he is adjusting his serve still I think. his serve has got very fast recently.

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 08:01 PM
Paulo loses set with a double fault as well... nice match guys :o


They knew why they cut the stream. :p

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:01 PM
2nd set stats look much better atm;)

3 aces in 1 game:worship:

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 08:03 PM
3 aces in 1 game:worship:
:yeah:

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:04 PM
2nd set stats look much better atm;)

Didn't think it was possible for 2 top 30ish players to both serve that badly in one set. Choke feast to the max but now that Richie is warmed up things are going to be better.

oranges
02-10-2009, 08:05 PM
Takes the first set :yeah: I can't watch as I have to work so I just take a look at the SB every once in a while, how's he playing? No signs of shoulder troubling him I hope?

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:06 PM
This evening Richard seems very sure to win..

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 08:07 PM
Takes the first set :yeah: I can't watch as I have to work so I just take a look at the SB every once in a while, how's he playing?

There is nothing to watch. They cut the stream during the warm-up. Richard started out without the cap, but put it on and then they cut the stream. ;)

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:08 PM
2 more aces this game! That's probably what Richie was trying to do 1st set, ace him every time (and it was probably going into the net):lol:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:12 PM
This evening Richard seems very sure to win..

he seemed sure to win when he was three sets up against Gonzo!

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Look at his 1st serve points won... it's 100% :p

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:14 PM
he seemed sure to win when he was three sets up against Gonzo!

I would advice you to only pull out the Gonzo card, when really desperate:):lol:

And he was never three sets up, cause then we wouldn't be having this discussion:o :lol:

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:14 PM
6 aces and 3 df..it's not bad, indeed..very good for a player that have the 41% of ball in the court but the 100% of points when he put the first..

oranges
02-10-2009, 08:18 PM
There is nothing to watch. They cut the stream during the warm-up. Richard started out without the cap, but put it on and then they cut the stream. ;)

Oh, so I missed only the fashion details :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:19 PM
I would advice you to only pull out the Gonzo card, when really desperate:):lol:

And he was never three sets up, cause then we wouldn't be having this discussion:o :lol:

I meant two sets up typo.

I love him but wouldn't bet on him to pull out a win unless he was 5-0 up with 40-0

reggie1
02-10-2009, 08:20 PM
Oh, so I missed only the fashion details :lol:

I'm so cross I missed the hair. :( Come on Richie.

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Oh, so I missed only the fashion details :lol:

What do you mean "ONLY", RIchie without a cap is BIG news but alas it lasted about 2 minutes and so far was the highlight of the match :) - actually the ONLY highlight we could see.

Hope that first service % is cuz he's going for big serves and not cuz his shoulder is hurting - 15 for 15 on first serves with 7 aces, not bad.

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm so cross I missed the hair. :( Come on Richie.

it looked really good too he had brushed it and everything

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Oh, so I missed only the fashion details :lol:
And you did not miss much either, same shirt as in Melbourne and a grey hoodie. :p

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:26 PM
aces' rain eheheheh

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:27 PM
I'm so cross I missed the hair. :( Come on Richie.

Take it from the "hair police" - it looked nice IMO.

TIme for a break and a HOLD RIchie so I can get back to work!!!

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:27 PM
Hope that first service % is cuz he's going for big serves and not cuz his shoulder is hurting - 15 for 15 on first serves with 7 aces, not bad.
His 1st serve is certainly effective tonight when he gets it in:yeah:

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:28 PM
I feel smell of tie break..

simplet
02-10-2009, 08:31 PM
Actually his first serve percentage is not bad at all in this second set, 58 %. All his serve stats are pretty impressive in this set, I'd say. 11/11 first serve (19/19 for the match with 8 aces), 68 % second serve points won... Pretty good.

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:32 PM
I meant two sets up typo.

I love him but wouldn't bet on him to pull out a win unless he was 5-0 up with 40-0

I know ;) Just felt like being picky

And you did not miss much either, same shirt as in Melbourne and a grey hoodie. :p

I don't think the hoodie is ever going to change. But I don't mind it as much as some of y'all over here do..:lol:

I can't believe he's still 20/20 with 8 aces!

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 08:33 PM
So glad to "see" that this 2nd set has been hopefully of better quality. :)

I like the hoodies, grey or not?! Though love his red one best. Red is definitely his colour. The hair did look great, though. :yeah:

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:34 PM
Devastating, he dropped to 95% :sobbing:

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:34 PM
maybe the gray is his favorite color ahahahahahah
10 aces!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:35 PM
Ritchie hold your bloody serve

simplet
02-10-2009, 08:36 PM
Not related to the match at all but did anyone in France watch canal + tonight? Serena Willams was there on a talk show answering questions from viewers, and they asked her who was the sexiest french tennisman. She said it was Richard Gasquet, with a funny sound like she was tasting a good wine, then she added "hmmm yes, it's him". That would be a couple to rival Monfils and Cibulkova!

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:38 PM
this game never ends................

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:38 PM
Not related to the match at all but did anyone in France watch canal + tonight? Serena Willams was there on a talk show answering questions from viewers, and they asked her who was the sexiest french tennisman. She said it was Richard Gasquet, with a funny sound like she was tasting a good wine, then she added "hmmm yes, it's him". That would be a couple to rival Monfils and Cibulkova!


she'd eat him for breakfast.

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:41 PM
she'd eat him for breakfast.
You are absolutely right..:D




Finally!!!!!!!!!!
5-4

simplet
02-10-2009, 08:41 PM
she'd eat him for breakfast.

Yep, that's what's funny. I'm pretty sure she could kick his ass too!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:42 PM
Richard just hold already please. - edit about bloody time too

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:42 PM
finally won that game :p

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:42 PM
Long service game for RIchie. Either he's loosing a little zip on his serve or Paulo is starting to read it better - down to 87% (26 out od 30 ) - still realy good.

Now as I said before, BREAK and HOLD!!!!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:43 PM
Yep, that's what's funny. I'm pretty sure she could kick his ass too!

My friends 10 year old daughter could kick Ritchie's ass. lol

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Talk about epic service game! Finally indeed.

As for Richie with Serena, that match-up gave me a horrible picture in my mind. She wouldn't only eat him for breakfast, I think he'd be done before that. :o Would be funny to see this, or perhaps not. :lol:

richie21
02-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Struggling to beat PHM(who is hopeless this year) is not a good sign for Gasquet.
Murray will destroy him if he doesn't up his level in the next few rounds.

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:46 PM
you must think that he does not play for more than a week also..

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:47 PM
lol @ Richie & Serena :lol: Would be so much fun to see :p

Serena is with Common right?:scratch:

I think this is headed towards a tiebreaker.

rhinooooo
02-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Broken unfortunately.

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:50 PM
oh no!!! bad signal..

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:50 PM
oh come on! I want to go to bed Richard!!:( Now we might get a third set.

richie21
02-10-2009, 08:51 PM
or not Ritchie is about to get broken I think. He hates playing other frenchies which i think is why the standard is a bit crap

Didn't he beat Tsonga,Simon,Chardy and Gicquel this year?? :rolleyes:
That excuse is pathetic,especially considering PHM's hopeless form this year.

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:52 PM
Erm it wasn't an excuse it was a comment. If I made excuses for Ritchie every time he played a crap match I'd be here all night.

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:53 PM
Didn't he beat Tsonga,Simon,Chardy and Gicquel this year?? :rolleyes:
That excuse is pathetic,especially considering PHM's hopeless form this year.
Very true. He has a great record versus other French players.

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:54 PM
ARGH!!!

Well if any one can beat RIchie in hte choke department it's PHM - do your stuff Paulo (i really do like PHM)

Brownie
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
perfect, a break:yeah:

tiebreak time!

*Martolina*
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
That I like! Good work Richie..

Puschkin
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Well if any one can beat RIchie in hte choke department it's PHM - do your stuff Paulo (i really do like PHM)

Mean, but true. No come on Rich, show who the boss is!

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Now that was a choke from PHM.

Yet another chokefest from Ritch though. I want him to actually want to win for a change.

PinkFeatherBoa
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
:lol: I don't know if I need the cardio workout, so finish now please. I never get anywhere/anything done following these two headcases. :silly:

Schu
02-10-2009, 08:56 PM
YEAH!! now finish it. I've got work to do...

Tess Gray
02-10-2009, 08:56 PM
:yeah: Tiebreaker

Cloudygirl
02-10-2009, 08:58 PM
0-3 ffs Richard what are you doing