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Jozie
03-09-2009, 07:03 PM
Some news from the desert:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=139122

Richard's on the doubles list with Wawrinka...

DOUBLES LIST
1 BRYAN, Bob 1 - BRYAN, Mike 1 - D+D 2
2 BHUPATHI, Mahesh 6 - KNOWLES, Mark 5 - D+D 11
3 DLOUHY, Lukas 10 194 PAES, Leander 7 - D+D 17
4 FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz 13 - MATKOWSKI, Marcin 11 - D+D 24
5 SOARES, Bruno 19 1052 ULLYETT, Kevin 8 - D+D 27
6 COETZEE, Jeff 14 - MOODIE, Wesley 15 910 D+D 29
7 LOPEZ, Feliciano 41 27 VERDASCO, Fernando 34 9 S+S 36
8 ANCIC, Mario 127 30 TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried 161 11 S+S 41
9 GASQUET, Richard 96 26 WAWRINKA, Stanislas 211 17 S+S 4310 MELO, Marcelo 22 - SA, Andre 21 - D+D 43
11 KNOWLE, Julian 20 - MELZER, Jurgen 64 32 D+S 52
12 GRANOLLERS, Marcel 40 46 ROBREDO, Tommy 23 15 D+S 55
13 PARROTT, Travis 31 - POLASEK, Filip 27 - D+D 58
14 CHARDY, Jeremy 569 52 SIMON, Gilles 568 8 S+S 60

BaleoutRichie
03-09-2009, 07:08 PM
double with wawrinka? Sweet!

two my fav players!!

~*BGT*~
03-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Mark/Mahesh
Ancic/Tsonga!
Gasquet/Wawa!
Chardy/Simon!

OMGx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too much sexy on the court. Not just looks ;) They play sexy tennis. :woohoo: :bounce: :banana: :rocker2:

Jozie
03-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Mmmmmm didn't even notice the Chardy/Simon combo... now that is an interesting one!

~*BGT*~
03-09-2009, 07:25 PM
I know this is kinda bad :o but I want RichieWa to draw the Bryans... that'll guarantee a show court and we can see them. :)

Jozie
03-09-2009, 07:38 PM
I know this is kinda bad :o but I want RichieWa to draw the Bryans... that'll guarantee a show court and we can see them. :)

Your'e lucky to, we only get to see the singles on main court.
I will have to find a livestream, and then also stay awake until goodness knows what time of the day.
I am going to have to record the matches. There is a 10 hour time difference between us and California. :(

Tess Gray
03-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Good thinking Jozie:yeah: I hope there's a stream for the doubles, I like watching him play doubles!

Cloudygirl
03-09-2009, 08:26 PM
Who televises doubs anymore. It's such a shame I love doubs. Don't love Stan at all though and this means I will have to break the habit of a lifetime and cheer for him.

reggie1
03-09-2009, 09:00 PM
Tori or Eimear, do you know if IW is televised on Sky? I looked through the tv listings and couldn't find any coverage yet Scoobs one of the mods said it is, is this a 2 week tournie? I've never watched this one before.

Cloudygirl
03-09-2009, 09:14 PM
It runs 9-22 it is qualies at the moment. It has a bigger draw than most tournies 96 players but the seeded players (I think it's 32 seeds) get a bye to round 2.

It is also a joint tournie. I have no idea about Sky I will be watching it on tennistv. I don't have sky. It is just qualies at the moment.



Edit: http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12948,00.html linky for you

Brownie
03-09-2009, 09:17 PM
Ancic/Tsonga!
Gasquet/Wawa!
Chardy/Simon!

OMGx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too much sexy on the court. Not just looks ;) They play sexy tennis. :woohoo: :bounce: :banana: :rocker2:

WOWWWWWW!!!:eek: :woohoo: Now those are some exciting doubles teams!:banana: And FeLo/Nando too :D

Cloudygirl
03-09-2009, 09:19 PM
backhand fest Gasquet and Stan that should be fun (still don't like Stan though). What is Chardy like. I don't know much about him at all?

reggie1
03-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Thanks Tori :worship:

Cloudygirl
03-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Thanks Tori :worship:


I'm a mine of useless information :devil:

reggie1
03-09-2009, 09:47 PM
Not at all, I find you to be very knowledgable and I enjoyed your tournie stories on the chat thread. :hug:

~*BGT*~
03-09-2009, 10:24 PM
backhand fest Gasquet and Stan that should be fun (still don't like Stan though). What is Chardy like. I don't know much about him at all?

Cute. :p He's French so very flashy. And he has a very weird FH, when he brings the racket back, he kinda snaps his wrist back... it's odd.

Davodus
03-10-2009, 01:47 AM
doubles with stan should be fun
they play quite similar, should be good to see both their backhands firing

tiffanykatya
03-10-2009, 06:19 AM
WOW! Can't wait to see richie/stan playing doubles:D

Puschkin
03-10-2009, 06:29 AM
doubles with stan should be fun, they play quite similar..
exactly. I'd prefer him to team up with somebody who plays a differernt game and is more extrovert. Wawrinka is too similar to Richard also in behaviour.....

And in order to get a French doubles going, Richard should play with Jo or Jérémy. :devil:

Davodus
03-10-2009, 07:30 AM
actually i agree with that, i think thats why he and jo make a good team, different personalities and games
he could have played with jo, but instead they are both playing with different partners :confused: would be good if the frenchies played together sometimes just as practice...

but it will be good to see all the flashy shots that richard and stan pull off :p

orangehat
03-10-2009, 07:37 AM
backhand fest Gasquet and Stan that should be fun (still don't like Stan though). What is Chardy like. I don't know much about him at all?

IMO, Chardy is like a mirror image of richie.

A good serve, both can be erratic at times, both like to come to the net quite often (richie has a slightly better technique than Chardy at the net IMO, but sometimes Chardy pulls out brilliant volleys too), both like to come in sometimes when I don't think it's a good time to come in (i.e Serve and Volley on a 2nd serve break point down:rolleyes:), both can be incredibly solid and pull up great plays at critical times (richie-wimbledon QF, Chardy against Ferrer at johannesburg earlier this year).

Mirror image being that Chardy has a good FH and richie has a great BH. On the other hand, Richie's FH can be great while I don't see Chardy's BH as anything more than ordinary.

Puschkin
03-10-2009, 07:47 AM
Mirror image being that Chardy has a good FH and richie has a great BH.
So, they'd make an interesting doubles, wouldn't they?

In addition, Chardy is on the rise, not spectacularly, but slowly and consistently. And to me he seems quite passionate oncourt. Maybe I am just in love with my own idea :o, but I definitely think this combination is worth a try, and much more geared to the future than Richard/Llodra. ;)

orangehat
03-10-2009, 07:56 AM
So, they'd make an interesting doubles, wouldn't they?


You would also have to close your eyes in agony when they're both off form too though :o. imagine two richies against ferrer in that dubai match :o

xhr75019
03-10-2009, 07:57 AM
Yeah, definitely worth a try Marge.

Puschkin
03-10-2009, 08:30 AM
You would also have to close your eyes in agony when they're both off form too though :o. imagine two richies against ferrer in that dubai match :o

The glass is half-full, not half empty. ;) Imagine Jérémy in his Roland Garros 2008 spirit and the Richard from 2007 Wimbledon together. :woohoo:

orangehat
03-10-2009, 10:04 AM
Hmm, maybe he should hope richie has some 2009 Roland Garros, Wimbledon and U.S. Open Spirit alltogether then :p and jeremy of course :lol:

Princesssparkle
03-10-2009, 10:50 AM
I'm excited to see him play doubles with Stan (altough I really don't like him)
Isn't the draw supposed to be ready today?

orangehat
03-10-2009, 10:58 AM
I'm excited to see him play doubles with Stan (altough I really don't like him)
Isn't the draw supposed to be ready today?

MD will be released 10/3/09 local time. i have no idea what time they will release it though, but they released the qualy draw yesterday about 10pm Local time i think. So quite a few more hours to go.

Princesssparkle
03-10-2009, 11:02 AM
MD will be released 10/3/09 local time. i have no idea what time they will release it though, but they released the qualy draw yesterday about 10pm Local time i think. So quite a few more hours to go.

Thanks! I thought so but I wasn't sure ;)

Tess Gray
03-10-2009, 12:51 PM
The glass is half-full, not half empty. ;) Imagine Jérémy in his Roland Garros 2008 spirit and the Richard from 2007 Wimbledon together. :woohoo:

:worship: That would be perfect.

lisaplenske
03-10-2009, 01:31 PM
I hope he's not turning into a double player:o

I want him to focus on his game cause she sucked at dubai,if doubs can improve that and make him have some fun with another talented player well... ok.:p

Seriously he made 4th round last year, 150 pts to defend there with lower ranking.Better have to play good since the start.And the davis cup tie doesnt make me think he will.
believe in yourself, for once,pleeeease.

~*BGT*~
03-10-2009, 01:33 PM
actually i agree with that, i think thats why he and jo make a good team, different personalities and games
he could have played with jo, but instead they are both playing with different partners :confused: would be good if the frenchies played together sometimes just as practice...

but it will be good to see all the flashy shots that richard and stan pull off :p

Stan was pretty pumped up at DC. ;) Hopefully he can continue like that with Richard. :0

Masha91
03-10-2009, 03:37 PM
Let's hope so!

Tess Gray
03-10-2009, 09:23 PM
Draw is out!:)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/mds.pdf

So bye 1st round, possible 2nd round against Feli or Mika.

Cloudygirl
03-10-2009, 09:24 PM
How come Richie gets a crap draw again but bloody Del Potro who is the most overrated player ever gets a fantastic draw again!!!

Brownie
03-10-2009, 09:30 PM
Oh man, I didn't realize there were 2 pages to the draw and panicked when I didn't see his name :scared:

:lol:

tufani
03-10-2009, 09:40 PM
[5] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs [25] SODERLING, Robin SWE

[23] GASQUET, Richard FRA vs BYE
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs LLODRA, Michael FRA
QUALIFIER vs TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
BYE vs [10] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[13] BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS vs HERNYCH, Jan CZE
BYE vs [17] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

[27] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs BYE
STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy vs QUALIFIER
GICQUEL, Marc FRA vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
BYE vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

The draw's not that bad... well, it could have been worse anyway. Allez, Richie! :rocker2:

Cloudygirl
03-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Verdasco in the 3rd round is not good.I know he has a winning record against him but if the Verdasco of the AO turns up he is screwed.

Vlad1980
03-10-2009, 09:57 PM
How come Richie gets a crap draw again but bloody Del Potro who is the most overrated player ever gets a fantastic draw again!!!

I have seen many times how Richard can blow a chance to go far when his draw is soft. So, I don't it matters that much. In this case, he should at the very least play up to his seed, meaning winning one match. If he gets to Verdsaco, then he will have to come up with something special to beat that guy (by that I mean play on baseline and take control of the point with 1-2 shot combos). If he just plays his "normal" 15 feet behind the baseline game, he will maybe win same number of games as against Ferrer.

~*BGT*~
03-10-2009, 10:05 PM
Verdasco in the 3rd round is not good.I know he has a winning record against him but if the Verdasco of the AO turns up he is screwed.

I know the AO Fer is tough, but remember you guys -- he has not played a match since then. Whereas Richard has played two tournaments and DC. :shrug:

Davodus
03-10-2009, 10:29 PM
it's tough, but it could have been worse
i agree with dani in that verdasco hasn't played since the AO so he has to be a little rusty
but first, he must get to that match :)

BaleoutRichie
03-10-2009, 10:38 PM
i am afraid to even look past the second round.....:o

Cloudygirl
03-10-2009, 10:42 PM
it's tough, but it could have been worse
i agree with dani in that verdasco hasn't played since the AO so he has to be a little rusty
but first, he must get to that match :)

if he loses to Feli who he is 4-0against I will kill him

oranges
03-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Not the nicest of draws, beginning with the first match, but allez :tennis:

Schu
03-11-2009, 12:26 AM
How come Richie gets a crap draw again but bloody Del Potro who is the most overrated player ever gets a fantastic draw again!!!

Unfortuantely that's what happens when the ranking falls. Richie is the 23rd seed and Del Potro is a lot higher seed, which ABSOLUTLEY KILLS me cuz I really don't like DelPotro's game, if he wasn't so big he'd be ranked about 50 right now.

But good draw/bad draw, doesn't matter, I've seen RIchie blow MANY good draws so who knows. If he wants to be TOp 10 he HAS to beat TOp 10 players so Bring 'em On.

PinkFeatherBoa
03-11-2009, 12:46 AM
I'll take it one round at a time as usual. I hope good Richie turns up in IW, good luck to him!

reggie1
03-11-2009, 09:26 AM
I'll take it one round at a time as usual.
Absolutely, best approach to take I think.
Lots of luck Richard and we are all supporting you.

garnetti
03-11-2009, 11:00 AM
so when is his first match??

Jozie
03-11-2009, 12:12 PM
so when is his first match??

He gets a first round BYE, and 2nd round commences Saturday, so certainly no singles till the weekend. Not sure when doubles starts.

j'adore_richie
03-11-2009, 12:16 PM
The draw is quite good imo...I'd love to see the match against Feli. It should be a pretty match...in more ways than one;)

orangehat
03-11-2009, 01:38 PM
IMO most likely it will be feli coz mika still looks to be struggling with that injury. In that case, it will be a difficult match coz of feli's serve. I was watching feli's match against tursunov and i think they only lost 6 points altogether on serve after 12 games. :eek:

reggie1
03-11-2009, 02:36 PM
I know, Feli is the butt of a lot of people's jokes on MTF but he can play very well when he wants to so this may not be an easy match for Richard. I hope I'm wrong.

Tommy fan
03-11-2009, 04:26 PM
wow, tough draw imo.. do your best, good luck!!!

~*BGT*~
03-12-2009, 04:09 AM
(1) Bob Bryan (USA)/Mike Bryan (USA) VS (WC) Yves Allegro (SUI)/Roger Federer (SUI)
(WC) Marc Lopez (ESP)/Rafael Naldal (ESP) VS Frantisek Cermak(CZE)/Michal Mertinak (SVK)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/ Dusan Vemic (SRB) VS David Ferrer(ESP)/Albert Montanes (ESP)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/Femando Verdasco (ESP) VS (5) Marlusz Fyrstenberg (POL)/Marcln Matkowski (POL)

(3) Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)/Mark Knowles Mark (BAH) VS Igor Kunitsyn(RUS)/Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Max Mirnyi (BLR)/Andy Ram (ISR) VS Martin Damm (CZE)/Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)/Nicolas Kiefer (GER) VS Ross Huntchins (GBR)/ Andy Murray (GBR)
Mario Ancic (CRO)/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) VS (8) Marcelo Melo (BRA)/ Ander Sa (BRA)

(7) Jeff Coetzee (RSA)/Wesley Moodie (RSA) VS Michael Llodra (FRA)/Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Mardy Fish (USA)/Andy Roddick (USA) VS Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/Gilles Simon (FRA)
Simon Aspelin (SWE)/Jamie Murray (GBR) VS Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)/David Nalbandian (ARG)
Julian Knowle (AUT)/Jurgen Melzer (AUT) VS (4) Lukas Dlouhy (cze)/Leander Paes (IND)

(6) Bruno Soares (BRA)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) VS Travis Parrott (USA)/Filip Polasek (SVK)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Tommy Robredo (ESP) VS Rainer Schuettler (GER)/Robin Soderling (SWE)
Lukasz Kubot (POL)/Oliver Marach (AUT) VS Gael Monfils (FRA)/Mischa Zverev (GER)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) VS (2) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

Masha91
03-12-2009, 05:22 AM
Thanks for the draw info.

Thanos
03-12-2009, 07:17 AM
i got you in semi final in the atp draw thing richie! don't let me down!

Cloudygirl
03-12-2009, 07:51 AM
how come Rich gets an even worse doubs draw than his singles.Unlucky.

Getta
03-12-2009, 07:53 AM
hopeful that things will work out this time

allez richie

tennis lover
03-12-2009, 12:10 PM
neither draw is that great in my opinion. :unsure: but we'll see what happens! :bounce:

I notice Gael is playing doubles, didn't some of you mention that he is terrible at doubles?! :lol:

~*BGT*~
03-12-2009, 02:20 PM
^^ Jo, Andy is playing doubles too! :woohoo:

tennis lover
03-12-2009, 02:24 PM
I know, it's all a bit too much for me to handle! :lol: we're going to be at war with the majority of this forum though since he's playing against Gilles first! :o

Jozie
03-12-2009, 10:45 PM
So Richie plays Llodra for a place in the 3rd Round.
H2H Richie leads 2-0.

~*BGT*~
03-12-2009, 10:47 PM
Doubles partners and teammates one week to opponents the next. :lol:

Cloudygirl
03-12-2009, 11:14 PM
hopefully Richie noticed all his weaknesses last week

PinkFeatherBoa
03-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Ooh against Mika, that should be interesting. Good luck Richard.

The doubles draw is horrible, hope he at least get to play his doubles first to get used to the surface.

Davodus
03-13-2009, 12:39 AM
He beat llodra last year when he was :o but then again that doesn't mean anything for this
hopefully he can play well and get the win :)

Schu
03-13-2009, 05:00 AM
Doubles partners and teammates one week to opponents the next. :lol:

Even funnier - Llodra and Stepanek playing dubs together!! Was that a statement of what Llodra thought of Richie as a doubles partner??

~*BGT*~
03-13-2009, 05:30 AM
^^ I saw that. :lol:

orangehat
03-13-2009, 01:14 PM
Is gasquet/wawa playing doubles today?

Puschkin
03-13-2009, 01:16 PM
Even funnier - Llodra and Stepanek playing dubs together!! Was that a statement of what Llodra thought of Richie as a doubles partner??
Please blow him off the court tomorrow, Rich! :fiery:

However, it may be the case that Ricahrd committed with Wawrinka earlier.

~*BGT*~
03-13-2009, 06:58 PM
Is gasquet/wawa playing doubles today?

No, most likely tomorrow or Sunday.

BaleoutRichie
03-13-2009, 11:07 PM
god it feels years have gone by

Can't wait to see him play tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!Better be streaming that MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cloudygirl
03-13-2009, 11:27 PM
what time is he playing I am at work tomorrow so better not be then.

orangehat
03-14-2009, 12:05 AM
Hmm davydenko has withdrawn so his draw looks slightly better now. But having said that he still needs to win his matches so allez richie!

PinkFeatherBoa
03-14-2009, 12:58 AM
what time is he playing I am at work tomorrow so better not be then.

Schedule's out for tomorrow:

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs S Stosur (AUS) - WTA
[23] R Gasquet (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA) - ATP

Glad he's got an early match European time so I can watch.

tufani
03-14-2009, 02:09 AM
Um, there is a cam on the Court 2 tomorrow? I remember during last year's Miami they missed showing the first day of the second round matches. :smash:

~*BGT*~
03-14-2009, 02:57 AM
Crap I won't be home! :(

orangehat
03-14-2009, 04:37 AM
I would still be in bed :o it would be around like 5am.

Schu
03-14-2009, 04:43 AM
He always seems tentative with first round matches and since the hasn't played a match on the courts he probably will start slow. I'll be traveling tomorrow afternoon and will miss him so probably means he'll play great - usually my luck that I miss his good matches. But if that's what it takes for a win, i'll sacrifice.

HOpe I get to see him on Monday!

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 06:18 AM
oh no there is only 1 link on channelsurfing

probably only center court streaming, SHIT

JBdV
03-14-2009, 07:49 AM
Good luck Richie.

Tommy fan
03-14-2009, 08:10 AM
Schedule's out for tomorrow:

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs S Stosur (AUS) - WTA
[23] R Gasquet (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA) - ATP

Glad he's got an early match European time so I can watch.

two of my faves playing one after another.. Good luck Richie! (and Aga ;) )

Princesssparkle
03-14-2009, 11:00 AM
Hmm.. I won't be able to watch :(
Allez Richie!

lamnathalie
03-14-2009, 11:23 AM
I guess I'll have to stay up till 6 in the morning to watch Richie's match:o. Anyways Allez Richard!!:yippee:

krn81
03-14-2009, 11:23 AM
oh no there is only 1 link on channelsurfing

probably only center court streaming, SHIT

i saw the same :( idem for adthe
but on bet365, they say they will stream gasquet llodra :)
we will see that tonight, it should be around 9 o clock, european timetable if i am not wrong ;)

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 02:13 PM
i saw the same :( idem for adthe
but on bet365, they say they will stream gasquet llodra :)
we will see that tonight, it should be around 9 o clock, european timetable if i am not wrong ;)

thanks but that site is not free is it?

krn81
03-14-2009, 03:05 PM
yes, it is free, you need to register and after you can have access to the livestream.

SUKTUEN
03-14-2009, 03:12 PM
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Richard!!!!!

Vlad1980
03-14-2009, 06:04 PM
Anyone seen Indian Wells preview on tennistv.com?

In interview Andy Murray said: "that there are a lot of players who play very well on hardcourts such as Tsonga and Gasquet". I think besides the obvious top players, Murray really respects Richard as a player and still considers him one of the top players. I know a lot of you don't like Murray, but that is very nice comment to Richard.

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 06:39 PM
Anyone seen Indian Wells preview on tennistv.com?

In interview Andy Murray said: "that there are a lot of players who play very well on hardcourts such as Tsonga and Gasquet". I think besides the obvious top players, Murray really respects Richard as a player and still considers him one of the top players. I know a lot of you don't like Murray, but that is very nice comment to Richard.

yeah he definitely respect richard,he never beat richard on hardcourt i believe
Richie also played great when they met in paris for the masters cup spot

especially after wimbledon, i think they have great respect for eachother

I don't hate him or like him, i think he is a great player

now he doesn't look so hot today playing with montanes

Brownie
03-14-2009, 08:54 PM
Anyone seen Indian Wells preview on tennistv.com?

In interview Andy Murray said: "that there are a lot of players who play very well on hardcourts such as Tsonga and Gasquet". I think besides the obvious top players, Murray really respects Richard as a player and still considers him one of the top players. I know a lot of you don't like Murray, but that is very nice comment to Richard.

I hadn't seen that yet...thanks for sharing :) That is really nice of Murray :awww: :D

Up two breaks already :yeah:

Vlad1980
03-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Richard's game is a poetry in motion when he is playing this well. :worship: There is no one else who can play as effortless and beautiful.

Brownie
03-14-2009, 08:57 PM
He's playing beautifully today, isn't he? :D

Jozie
03-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Wow.... he's on fire.

What a BEAUTIFUL backhand.
Serve stats :yeah:

Keep it going Richie :) Good job so far...

tennis lover
03-14-2009, 08:59 PM
so far so good :dance: it could very easily all change though! :o ;)

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 09:05 PM
no you guys jinxed it

Brownie
03-14-2009, 09:06 PM
Oops :p

tennis lover
03-14-2009, 09:07 PM
:tape:

Jozie
03-14-2009, 09:07 PM
I'm out of here.... sorry guys!

Vlad1980
03-14-2009, 09:18 PM
Richard is clearly trying to change up his forehand. It was noticeable in Australia in some matches and today as well. It is still relatively short shot, but with slightly more safety (top spin) instead of side spin.

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Where are you guys watching? The stream on bet365 is so choppy, I get to see every second point :mad:

Good going so far, Richie :yeah:

Brownie
03-14-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm watching on tv :) but you could try atdhe: http://atdhe.net/live-tv-5022.html

Jozie
03-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Where are you guys watching? The stream on bet365 is so choppy, I get to see every second point :mad:

Good going so far, Richie :yeah:

TV broadcast. :D

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 09:30 PM
Just go to channelsurfing its great quality

tennis lover
03-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Where are you guys watching? The stream on bet365 is so choppy, I get to see every second point :mad:

Good going so far, Richie :yeah:
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-wabuk-2.html this is working perfectly for me. :)

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:35 PM
Double break up in the 2nd :bounce:

Thanks for the links, there were none for Court 2 when I initially checked, just 1 and 3

Thanos
03-14-2009, 09:38 PM
gasquet is playing quite well at the moment :D

garnetti
03-14-2009, 09:39 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-wabuk-2.html this is working perfectly for me. :)

my picture is well behind the audio, it says 1-0 on the screen but audio says he's up 3-0

GRRR. Anyone know how to fix this?

tennis lover
03-14-2009, 09:40 PM
anyone else getting a sense of deja-vu?! :p

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:42 PM
Just reload the page, it's synced for me

Nice dropper :D

garnetti
03-14-2009, 09:44 PM
still not synced after refreshing

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Be ruthless Rich, a bagel is needed :p

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Wow quite impressive..

tennis lover
03-14-2009, 09:50 PM
6-4 6-0 :yeah: nice way to start. :dance:

Brownie
03-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Great performance today! :banana:

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:51 PM
And he does, with a nice FH winner :worship:
Promising form, I'm all psyched

BaleoutRichie
03-14-2009, 09:52 PM
Is Verdasco playing tonight?
possible next opponent

Vlad1980
03-14-2009, 09:54 PM
Very good match from Richard. Struggled on serve a little bit at times and low 44% first serves in second set. His returns were great today. Gave Llodra no chance.

oranges
03-14-2009, 09:55 PM
Is Verdasco playing tonight?
possible next opponent

Yes, on court 3, after the match that just started

Puschkin
03-14-2009, 09:55 PM
Good match from Richard, but Llodra was :help: The score says it all.

simplet
03-14-2009, 09:55 PM
I see he's trying to make me get my hopes up again, winning this with a bagel and a forehand winner... Well not this time, Gasquet! I'll wait to see how you fare against Verdasco at least!

Jozie
03-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Good start to the tournament Richie! :bounce:
Very little going Mika's way, and Richard taking advantage.

Richie's backhand is something to behold :yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Quite a good match from Richard but agree that Llodra was pretty poor. Verdasco (if he gets there) is going to be a whole other story... but it was a lovely start anyway. Some of the tennis in the 1st set was so effortless looking, I love it when Richie plays like that!

Cloudygirl
03-14-2009, 10:10 PM
I see he's trying to make me get my hopes up again, winning this with a bagel and a forehand winner... Well not this time, Gasquet! I'll wait to see how you fare against Verdasco at least!


I'm exactly the same I've just said to someone else damn you Gasquet you are going to lose the next match in straights aren't you.

~*BGT*~
03-14-2009, 10:29 PM
He's playing beautifully today, isn't he? :D

Richard's game is a poetry in motion when he is playing this well. :worship: There is no one else who can play as effortless and beautiful.

Wow.... he's on fire.

What a BEAUTIFUL backhand.
Serve stats :yeah:

Keep it going Richie :) Good job so far...

I didn't get to see it! :bigcry:

I'm watching on tv :) but you could try atdhe: http://atdhe.net/live-tv-5022.html

It was on TTC? :eek: No! :sobbing:

Brownie
03-14-2009, 10:44 PM
It was on TTC? :eek: No! :sobbing:
It is all week, I think. Hopefully you can catch his next match :hug:

Davodus
03-14-2009, 10:54 PM
wow, good scoreline for me to wake up to
a bagel :eek:

Puschkin
03-15-2009, 12:21 AM
BTW: Was it only me or was the handshake rather cold, with Llodra avoiding eye-contact? What a future for this doubles. :rolleyes:

oranges
03-15-2009, 12:23 AM
BTW: Was it only me or was the handshake rather cold, with Llodra avoiding eye-contact? What a fuure for this doubles. :rolleyes:

Gasquet/Tsonga is not too shabby combo either ;)

PinkFeatherBoa
03-15-2009, 12:31 AM
BTW: Was it only me or was the handshake rather cold, with Llodra avoiding eye-contact? What a future for this doubles. :rolleyes:

Yes, I noticed it too. Not a doubles pairing made in heaven, that's for sure!BTW I did like your idea of a Gasquet/Chardy pairing, I hope that they might play together.

Puschkin
03-15-2009, 12:35 AM
BTW I did like your idea of a Gasquet/Chardy pairing, I hope that they might play together.

Thanks, :) we just have to tell Forget, then. ;)

~*BGT*~
03-15-2009, 12:44 AM
Yes, I noticed it too. Not a doubles pairing made in heaven, that's for sure!BTW I did like your idea of a Gasquet/Chardy pairing, I hope that they might play together.

I don't think I could take it. :hearts:

BTW, just watched the highlights on tennistv.com... Richie looked good. :yeah:

Davodus
03-15-2009, 12:46 AM
verdasco it is!

I'm still surprised there was a bagel :eek: and he only lost 3 points on return in that set

Getta
03-15-2009, 12:49 AM
Yes, I noticed it too. Not a doubles pairing made in heaven, that's for sure!BTW I did like your idea of a Gasquet/Chardy pairing, I hope that they might play together.

DC ties aside, I much prefer the Richie/Stan pairing. They're good friends after all.

PinkFeatherBoa
03-15-2009, 01:02 AM
DC ties aside, I much prefer the Richie/Stan pairing. They're good friends after all.

Oh I just meant for DC practise, but yes I agree with you otherwise. ;)

Schu
03-15-2009, 02:57 AM
Sorry I missed the whole thing but sounds like he played well hitting some of those amazing shots. Maybe that's why when I was watching a few points of the Fed match and Fed hit a blazing BH DTL passing shot and the commentator said "Wow that was Gasquet-like" - I think it is supposed to be the other way around - I can imagine what Roger would think if he heard that.

anyway good job Richie. I was a bit worried this being his first match of the tourney, against a Frenchmen and he usually starts a bit tentative.

Well hope he comes out on fire against Verdasco cuz he'll have to if he doesn't want to get eaten alive. Bon Chance Richie!!

~*BGT*~
03-15-2009, 03:11 AM
^^ I heard that earlier. :lol:

orangehat
03-15-2009, 05:00 AM
Hmm Gilles has a much easier draw, but I'm still glad richie doesn't have to struggle like gillou is now ... Anyway bonne chance against nando richie!

~*BGT*~
03-15-2009, 05:12 AM
Richie and Stan are second on Court 5. :o The #2 doubles team on Court 5! :tape:

Truc
03-15-2009, 08:09 AM
In L'Equipe today:
SOIXANTE-SEPT MINUTES de boulot et, hop ! Richard Gasquet fend la foule. « Il a fait chaud, je rêve déjà d’être sous la douche. » Une fois dans sa salle de bain, il sifflotait en se remémorant ce deuxième tour, très bien sous tous rapports. Il y a une semaine, Michaël Llodra et Richard Gasquet étaient dans le même rafiot à Ostrava, compagnons de galère en double. Hier, un seul a flotté, Gasquet, vainqueur 6-4, 6-0. « Ben, là, franchement, faudrait faire le difficile pour trouver que j’ai mal joué, disait le Biterrois. J’ai très bien retourné d’entrée et ça l’a éteint. Je mène 4-0 au premier set mais je m’endors un peu et Mika revient grâce à quelques coups vachement surprenants. Heureusement, j’en ai remis une couche et le break d’entrée de deuxième set le fait plonger. » Tout baigne. Même cette satanée épaule qu’il continue de soigner a l’air de lui ficher la paix ces jours-ci. Il vaudrait mieux car hier, Gasquet s’attendait à défier Fernando Verdasco au tour suivant.

He seems in great mood, he's very happy about his game, the way he returned right from the beginning. He went a bit to sleep when he was up 4-0 and Mika played a few surprising shots then, but he managed to step it up and after the break right at the beginning of the 2nd set, it was over. He keeps taking care of his shoulder, but it's not bothering him anymore at the moment.

j'adore_richie
03-15-2009, 10:50 AM
It's great to here that he's playing well. I hope we get to see the match against Nando. Let's hope he can keep up the form and pull off an upset.

lisaplenske
03-15-2009, 11:59 AM
I share the same point of view as him.Great start of the match,with much of agressiveness and fluidity in his game.
Then he let llodra come back but the second set was more tight than it appears.Llodra had many opportunities to break back but didnt convert.
I hope richard will give the same quality tennis but for more than 4 games cause verdasco will be MUCH MUCH tougher to dominate.
He has to believe in his game and go for his shots.

SUKTUEN
03-15-2009, 02:47 PM
ALLEZZZZZZ Richard!!!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Congrats for your win yesterday Richard! :)
Watched the match and he was playing really well, especially in the 1st set.
The first 4 games (which he won) were perfect, Llodra couldn't do anything. Richard served, returned and hit amazing passing shots from the BH side :) Later he "slept" a bit, but served great in the end of the set in order to win it.
In the second set, the crucial game was the one which Richie served in *1-0, Llodra had few bps and that game was very good and tight and Richie won it. Then Llodra lost his concentration and Richard kept his level and said to the 3rd round.. Good luck! :)

reggie1
03-15-2009, 10:03 PM
BTW: Was it only me or was the handshake rather cold, with Llodra avoiding eye-contact? What a future for this doubles. :rolleyes:I thought exactly the same, no warmth there at all, I know Mika had just received a pasting but I thought his :( expression was quite noticeable. Good match from Richie yesterday but Mika was really out of sorts. Good luck against Verdasco.

Cloudygirl
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
I thought exactly the same, no warmth there at all, I know Mika had just received a pasting but I thought his :( expression was quite noticeable. Good match from Richie yesterday but Mika was really out of sorts. Good luck against Verdasco.

it didn't look that friendly considering they were playing together last week

reggie1
03-15-2009, 10:10 PM
it didn't look that friendly considering they were playing together last weekNo it didn't. Personally, I don't think they are a great choice for doubles. I think Marion said they don't really get on that well. I don't know much about Llodra but heard the way he was talking to one of the ball girls last night and really wasn't impressed, he was damed rude!:o Maybe he has a prickly personality and Richard probably wouldn't know the best way of handling him.

Cloudygirl
03-15-2009, 10:52 PM
I wonder why they don't get on

Keijan
03-15-2009, 10:54 PM
Well Llodra did get bagelled so it was probably hard to have a big genuine smile on while shaking Richie's hand. You're right, I felt it was cold too, but maybe not that surprising, they're not really friends after all.

About that, Tori, actually I was refering to what Llodra said back when they lost against USA in DC. He had some harsh words towards Richie's father but I don't know much more. I wouldn't call them the best of friends that's for sure. And when you're going to play doubles on a regular basis, especially in DC, I'd say you'd need some close relationship at some point :shrug:

Keijan
03-16-2009, 12:26 AM
STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs [25] A Wozniak (CAN) - WTA
[Q] A Haynes (USA) vs [12] F Pennetta (ITA) - WTA
[23] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [10] F Verdasco (ESP) - ATP
[8] G Simon (FRA) vs I Ljubicic (CRO) - ATP
[15] T Robredo (ESP) vs [19] M Cilic (CRO) - ATP

Good :D

BaleoutRichie
03-16-2009, 12:36 AM
STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs [25] A Wozniak (CAN) - WTA
[Q] A Haynes (USA) vs [12] F Pennetta (ITA) - WTA
[23] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [10] F Verdasco (ESP) - ATP
[8] G Simon (FRA) vs I Ljubicic (CRO) - ATP
[15] T Robredo (ESP) vs [19] M Cilic (CRO) - ATP

Good :D

Sweet that's great timing i can watch it afterschool work

by the way im just happy that Richie is not the first of the Four Musketeers to be eliminated:devil:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-16-2009, 12:56 AM
Perfect timing for me, not too late and doesn't clash with Paulo.

Good match Richie!

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 01:16 AM
PLEASE let the match start after 2:30 local time so that I can be home in time to see it.

Richie and Stani are on the court. :bounce:

amandita
03-16-2009, 01:40 AM
any stream for the doubles?

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 01:45 AM
I don't think so.

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 02:09 AM
They have the first set! 7-6

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 02:12 AM
And up a break in the second :bounce:

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 02:38 AM
AHHHHHHHHHH!! They won! 7-6 6-4. :woohoo: They have the #2 seed's draw. :D

tennis lover
03-16-2009, 02:40 AM
:banana: I'm impressed! :D

oranges
03-16-2009, 02:42 AM
:banana: I'm impressed! :D

Me too :worship:

tennis lover
03-16-2009, 02:44 AM
they're playing tomorrow, 4th on Court 4 after suitable rest. :bounce: busy day for Richie tomorrow. :dance:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-16-2009, 02:50 AM
What a good win, bravo guys! :yeah:
I wish there was more chance to watch doubles, this could have been a really fun match to watch.

Getta
03-16-2009, 02:50 AM
AHHHHHHHHHH!! They won! 7-6 6-4. :woohoo: They have the #2 seed's draw. :D

:banana: I'm impressed! :D

Me too :worship:

I told ya so.

Getta
03-16-2009, 02:52 AM
What a good win, bravo guys! :yeah:
I wish there was more chance to watch doubles, this could have been a really fun match to watch.

Pretty sure Jenni expected that to happen.

Brownie
03-16-2009, 03:04 AM
Ahhhh, I didn't even realize he was playing doubles tonight :lol: Congrats to them :yeah: :D

PinkFeatherBoa
03-16-2009, 03:04 AM
Pretty sure Jenni expected that to happen.

Well yes, I did really. :lol:

Schu
03-16-2009, 03:33 AM
Richie and Stan - great win!

Now take this form into tomorrow's match with Nando. I assume they both played well to beat that team. And yes, who ever said it, glad Richie was not the first Musketeer to go but he'll have to be sharp tomorrow or he'll be the second. Allez Richie

orangehat
03-16-2009, 04:39 AM
Not a good timing for me tomorrow ... the match needs to start at at least 3am local time for me to have any chance of catching it. Again a bad timing. Why can't they just put the match to be last hmmph.

~*BGT*~
03-16-2009, 04:51 AM
Richie and Stan - great win!

Now take this form into tomorrow's match with Nando. I assume they both played well to beat that team. And yes, who ever said it, glad Richie was not the first Musketeer to go but he'll have to be sharp tomorrow or he'll be the second. Allez Richie

Singles AND doubles for tomorrow. :o

lamnathalie
03-16-2009, 05:34 AM
Yayyyyyyyyy!!:woohoo:Great job, Richie and Stan:worship:
they're playing tomorrow, 4th on Court 4 after suitable rest. :bounce: busy day for Richie tomorrow. :dance:
What does "necessary/suitable rest" mean? Is that Richie and Stan can decide the time to play the doubles?:unsure: Must the match be played on March 16?

Davodus
03-16-2009, 06:37 AM
:woohoo:
and verdasco lost doubles today...sign of things to come I think

bring it on :armed:

Puschkin
03-16-2009, 06:50 AM
Richie telling Forget: O captain, my captain. What do I have to do to get Llodra out of your head? I bagelled him, and now I showed you that I am a capable doubles player, if I can chose with whom I have to play. :p

BTW: Anyone knows on which side Ricahrd played: left or right?

Jozie
03-16-2009, 07:40 AM
Awesome... Richie & Stan knocked out #2 seeds. :woohoo:
Huge confidence boost. :yeah:
So proud of him (and Stan) of course.

Anybody know how many backhand winners there were????

lisaplenske
03-16-2009, 11:01 AM
happy they won doubles and beat such a good team.

I hope richard continues on his positive winning streak and will get verdasco scalp today. Would be great. A great win.
But well verdasco seems hum... another man. Perhaps he got kidnapped by aliens during the off season.:unsure:

vamos richard.

garnetti
03-16-2009, 11:32 AM
how long til the verdasco vs richie match?

lamnathalie
03-16-2009, 11:43 AM
how long til the verdasco vs richie match?
10 more hours to go if I'm right. :p

tennis lover
03-16-2009, 12:07 PM
Yayyyyyyyyy!!:woohoo:Great job, Richie and Stan:worship:

What does "necessary/suitable rest" mean? Is that Richie and Stan can decide the time to play the doubles?:unsure: Must the match be played on March 16?
I don't think they can decide (although I'm not 100% sure on how it works) but it will definitely be played tomorrow (weather permitting). It just means that they won't go on court until at least an hour or two after Richie finishes his singles to give him chance to recover. :) whether or not Richie has some say in how long they wait I have no idea.

tufani
03-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Wow, what a great win! :woohoo:
Wonder on which side Richie played indeed! Haven't seen any pics from the match yet.

Allez Richard
03-16-2009, 04:51 PM
hey,guys!
can somebody give me some stream for the tournament?I need to watch that match at any rate!
thanks in advance :)

tufani
03-16-2009, 05:35 PM
There are plenty of livestreams for IW actually. Check these up:
http://atdhe.net/
http://www.rojadirecta.com/
http://www.channelsurfing.net/

You can also check bet365 (http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp) or betfair (http://www.betfair.com/), worked fine for me :wavey:

Allez Richard
03-16-2009, 05:47 PM
Thanks,tufani :)
btw very cute picture of Richie on your avatar :)

tufani
03-16-2009, 06:05 PM
Sure, the pleasure is mine :wavey: And thanks! :)

A couple of hours left till Richie's match :dance:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:30 PM
Aha here we are ... we're meeting here then yeah??? Btw, I HATE those shirts Verdasco is wearing. It just hurts my eyes!!!

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Broken already :( dammit

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:34 PM
oh god Richie what the hell are you doing. Why is he hitting to his forehand.

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:34 PM
im awake watching
for a shit start :o

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
Not the best of starts but its early yet. C'mon Richie

xhr75019
03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
Verdasco has ridiculous hair but he exudes confidence...

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
verdascos forehand is firing

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
way to get the positive vibe going dave :rolleyes::lol:

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:35 PM
he should be coming to the net like he was against Gonzo at the AO not playing 10 million miles behind the baseline.

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:36 PM
:eek: has he even made an error

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Verdasco is on FIRE at the start of this set :eek:

Vlad1980
03-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Richie looks like a 5 year old boy so far.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:38 PM
There's that backhand ... well DONE Richie

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:38 PM
CRAP already.
If I were Richie It hink I might elect to recieve first - he seems to get broken WAAAy too many times on the opening game. Hummm 1 point in 2 games - get moving Richie! If onlt he had just a bit of Nando's confidence.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:40 PM
That backhand is just :hearts:

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:40 PM
he should be coming to the net like he was against Gonzo at the AO not playing 10 million miles behind the baseline.


Well THAT didn't work either..

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:41 PM
the good old BH DTL - Fire up baby

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:41 PM
I'll say it again I am in LOVE with his backhand!!!

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:42 PM
those are some nice backhands

Aurelien
03-16-2009, 09:43 PM
Hi everybody, anybody's got a working link so I could watch Richie kicking Nando's ass ?

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:43 PM
yes Richie its a net please come to it

xhr75019
03-16-2009, 09:44 PM
Those last points that's the tennis we want to see Richie !

Puschkin
03-16-2009, 09:44 PM
4 BH winners to win that game. :D

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:44 PM
O.K. better now, the BH is cookin'.

It's too bad he so often has to climb out of a hole with a poor opening service game but NO PROBLEM - ALLEZ!!

xhr75019
03-16-2009, 09:44 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/ Aurélien

:Zaz:
03-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Evening all!

Gonna sound like a stupid question but why are tennis players calves so huge? I mean footie players calves aren't so pronounced are they?!

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:47 PM
will he get his serve on already

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Unfortunately Verdasco's FH is as hot or hotter than Richie's BH.

Aurelien
03-16-2009, 09:48 PM
Thanks xhr75019.

I am quite surprised this masters is now called BNP Paribas Open.

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:49 PM
come on Richie get into Nando's serve now. Avoid his forehand take out his backhand and come to the net

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:50 PM
Change of sponsor Aurelien

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks xhr75019.

I am quite surprised this masters is now called BNP Paribas Open.

everything seems to be sponsored by them now

Aurelien
03-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Richie loosing his first service game has really became a bad habit

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:51 PM
They're probably the only bank with any money these days Tori!

Aurelien
03-16-2009, 09:52 PM
everything seems to be sponsored by them now

The worst french bank if you want my opinion.

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:53 PM
those were 2 lucky as fuck drop shots

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:53 PM
oh ffs this is a good match come on Richie

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 09:55 PM
it's too bad Mo is wearing his sunglasses... now we can't see him winking at the lineswomen when they make a good call:lol:

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:55 PM
has Nando lost a point on serve yet. Richie needs to get into that and fast.

:Zaz:
03-16-2009, 09:55 PM
Holding serve to love. :dance: Allez!

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 09:56 PM
:lol: I didn't know he did that Tess! Richard is definitely starting to serve better. He just needs to try and get into Nando's service games which I'm sure he will in time

Dini
03-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Verdasco's play is :scared:...but Richie has upped his level too..lovely backhands :drool:

Schu
03-16-2009, 09:58 PM
has Nando lost a point on serve yet. Richie needs to get into that and fast.

I was just abput to ask that - I think the answer is NO!

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 09:59 PM
well they are fighting but Richie needs more points on Nandos serve. Can his level stay this good?

Davodus
03-16-2009, 09:59 PM
:lol: my mum is going crazy mad saying verdasco is FLUKING shots

Brownie
03-16-2009, 09:59 PM
it's too bad Mo is wearing his sunglasses... now we can't see him winking at the lineswomen when they make a good call:lol:

Darn! :lol:

Davodus
03-16-2009, 10:01 PM
:o:o

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 10:01 PM
Richie has decided that the only way to win is to take Nando out

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 10:02 PM
Hi Lauren!:lol:


Fernando is just playing amazing... There's very little Richard can do against it.
And he just won himself some fans with that dive :rolleyes:

Davodus
03-16-2009, 10:03 PM
woooww what a shot :worship:

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 10:03 PM
omg Richie that is a shot

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 10:04 PM
Sp :(

Davodus
03-16-2009, 10:04 PM
set bloody point :fiery:

Davodus
03-16-2009, 10:05 PM
fucking shit
verdasco could soon be on my list

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 10:05 PM
What a shot from Verdasco on SP :eek: That was so good...

Come on Rich.

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 10:05 PM
how bloody good is Verdasco this is ridiculous. What is it about Richie that makes people play unbelievable tennis.

BaleoutRichie
03-16-2009, 10:07 PM
Richie's forehand today is so 囧

Dini
03-16-2009, 10:07 PM
OMG :help: Verdasco is playing out of his mind...*freaky tennis*

PinkFeatherBoa
03-16-2009, 10:07 PM
Verdasco is so on fire. That Fauxhawk thing he has going on is bothering me.

Richard, fresh set, hang in there.

Brownie
03-16-2009, 10:07 PM
Hi Lauren!:lol:


Fernando is just playing amazing... There's very little Richard can do against it.
And he just won himself some fans with that dive :rolleyes:

Hi Tess:)

Gahhhhhh, this is rough!:p

Puschkin
03-16-2009, 10:07 PM
how bloody good is Verdasco this is ridiculous. What is it about Richie that makes people play unbelievable tennis.
I was thinking the same.

Schu
03-16-2009, 10:08 PM
DAMN!! there goes the set.

That last game Richie looked like he was starting to panic a bit - shanked BH, wild FH, missed first serves. The SV worked but only if he got his first serve in which he misssed too often.

How many points did Richie win on Nando's serve? Can Verdasco keep this up? Unfortunately I think he can. But KEEP FIGHTING RICHIE!!!

Davodus
03-16-2009, 10:09 PM
he is barely making 1 unforced error
richard has to hit a winner to win the point

Schu
03-16-2009, 10:09 PM
how bloody good is Verdasco this is ridiculous. What is it about Richie that makes people play unbelievable tennis.

REALLY????

xhr75019
03-16-2009, 10:11 PM
Come on now Richie rebel ! REBEL ! Don't accept your fucking fate, dammit !

Cloudygirl
03-16-2009, 10:11 PM
he is barely making 1 unforced error
richard has to hit a winner to win the point

he is playing better than against nadal at the AO I think today. Scary.

:Zaz:
03-16-2009, 10:11 PM
fucking shit
verdasco could soon be on my list

Hit list? :p

Schu
03-16-2009, 10:12 PM
WTF was that forehand ! Come on Eichie settle down and make him work a bit. He's looking like he did against Ferrer - ARGH!!!!