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Clay Season 2009

soulage
03-25-2009, 07:28 PM
The clay season is coming

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7736/20070528rolandgarros11.jpg

The best surface for Arno for sure :lol:

Schedule :

Week 14 : Casablanca
Week 15 : Monte-Carlo Qualies
Week 16 : Barcelona
Week 17 : Rome Qualies ????
Week 18 : Belgrade
Week 19 : Bordeaux TBC
Week 20 : Exhibition in Paris Country Club
Week 21 : Roland-Garros

Arnaud won't go in Munich this year, he never win a match there lol. He had choosen the new tournament of the Djoko family .

Kezzi
03-25-2009, 08:01 PM
The tournament stolen from us :(
Not that I blame the Djoko family, it's the tournament organization which let the stealing happen :(

Marine
03-25-2009, 09:00 PM
The clay season is coming, that's not the period to hope better than 2 rounds in a row. :unsure:

soulage
03-25-2009, 09:41 PM
No, clay is the time for loosing against unknown guy :devil: and since we have more doubles to follow it's more sad.

If we exclude qualies & challengers it's now more than 6 month it hasn't happen. He had won two match in a row on main tour two times last year in Wim and S'Hert. As the confidence, the frustration can fastly coming for Arno and i'm quite fear for the clay season.

He will have 1144 point in next ranking but in this there are 606 coming from grass 2008 and 82 from clay 2008 :eek: He absolutly needs to win many points before july otherwise he will be again #150 and i'm not sure the come back from last year can be repeated :unsure: Indeed he needs to win a tournament :lol: He entered a lot of event surely because of that but it will also need very ggod draw and to do upsets.

Come'on guy it"s now or never :rocker2:

Via
03-25-2009, 11:01 PM
the change in the points system this year isn't going to help... he has to do well in larger tournaments, it's not much use accumulating a few points here and there, when the grass points come off.

it's hard to imagine which larger clay tournament will give him a miracle... but yes, it's perhaps now or never!!!

Truc
03-26-2009, 07:38 AM
The exhibition the week before Roland-Garros is confirmed:
NADAL ET FEDERER AU PARIS COUNTRY CLUB. – Rafael Nadal et Roger Federer seront les grosses têtes d’affiche d’une exhibition organisée au Paris Country Club (Rueil-Malmaison) la semaine précédant Roland-Garros. L’Espagnol et le Suisse auront pour principaux adversaires Stanislas Wawrinka, Arnaud Clément, Julien Benneteau, Marat Safin, James Blake et David Nalbandian.

soulage
03-27-2009, 07:15 PM
No french musketeers here only Bennet & Arnaud for france :tennis: Btw Arno will play doubles with Bennet' in Casablanca.

Via
03-29-2009, 12:06 AM
The exhibition the week before Roland-Garros is confirmed:
NADAL ET FEDERER AU PARIS COUNTRY CLUB. – Rafael Nadal et Roger Federer seront les grosses têtes d’affiche d’une exhibition organisée au Paris Country Club (Rueil-Malmaison) la semaine précédant Roland-Garros. L’Espagnol et le Suisse auront pour principaux adversaires Stanislas Wawrinka, Arnaud Clément, Julien Benneteau, Marat Safin, James Blake et David Nalbandian.

what a cross-section of players here! lol

you can't say it's well supported by home players, so i suppose they just have to get arnaud in :lol:

soulage
04-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Arnaud is seed this week, it was a long time he hasn't been but bad draw. First round Ljubicic who he's not the same as in the past of course but he did quarter in IW and had beaten Arno in their last 6 meetings :o. If Arno wins he could get Gil who is on fire since few weeks. Well tough quarter. Bennet had withdrawn so Arno should not play doubles, i feel a bad week :sad:


CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA, 8) vs LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)
MARTIN, Alberto (ESP) vs GIL, Frederico (POR)
Q vs Q
EL AMRANI, Reda (MOR, WC) vs MONTANES, Albert (ESP, 3)

Via
04-04-2009, 11:40 PM
Arnaud is seed this week, it was a long time he hasn't been but bad draw. First round Ljubicic who he's not the same as in the past of course but he did quarter in IW and had beaten Arno in their last 6 meetings :o. If Arno wins he could get Gil who is on fire since few weeks. Well tough quarter. Bennet had withdrawn so Arno should not play doubles, i feel a bad week :sad:


CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA, 8) vs LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)
MARTIN, Alberto (ESP) vs GIL, Frederico (POR)
Q vs Q
EL AMRANI, Reda (MOR, WC) vs MONTANES, Albert (ESP, 3)

thanks for the news soulage :worship:

i haven't really followed tennis since the aus open :p

with this draw i'm surprised though, given the quality of his opponents... how come he's still ranked above them? :lol:

soulage
04-05-2009, 04:43 PM
He plays Ljubicic tomorrow at 1.00pm local time on the center court and he found Allegro to play double with him, Allegro won no matches this year even helped by roger in IW :cool:.

Marine
04-05-2009, 07:06 PM
"He found" :lol:
Something lets me think he won't stay a long time in Casa.

ps: merci soulage pour les infos, toujours au taquet ! :)

soulage
04-06-2009, 05:48 PM
6-7(6)/7-5/4-6 in three hours.

Frustrating. Ivan was winable and without his serve, 16 aces, he would have been beaten. I missed some games when i come back home but saw most part of the match.

1set: Both saved 1 BP on their opening service game and then held easily until 5-6 where Arno had to save 2 MP. Tie-break: Ivan hit 3 aces on his 3 first serves :rolleyes: and was up 5-1 but Arno come back to 5-5 to made a DF. He saved an other MP on Ivan's serve to finally lose on his own serve :o.

2set: Arnaud was very frustrated and went to 40-00 down on his serve in opening game. He saved only two. while Ivan was serving for the set Arno broke back and broke again to close the set. From 3-5 to 7-5 :eek:.

3set: Arno was broken at 1-1. At 3-5, he saved 2 MP but no miracle then, Ljubicic closed the match 6-4.

It was not an horrible first match on clay but Ivan was not really good and against clay players he will suffer. Casabanca was an open tournament the others will be tough for him. Well an other loose in first round :rolleyes:. The clay season will be really painful to follow.

1set outfit

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4407/set1b.jpg

2nd set outfit

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/545/vbju.jpg

3rd set outfit

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8149/3set.jpg

And a zoom on face

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7655/ppkkk.jpg

And from official website

http://www.arryadia.com/mtt/2009/atp2009/images/1_0-b.jpg

soulage
04-06-2009, 06:13 PM
According Tennis Mag Arnaud should play Bordeaux challenger instead of Madrid's qualies. They writes that many french players are waited like Serra of course but also Clement and maybe Llodra.

Tomorrow he plays doubles, it's last match on court 3

soulage
04-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Allegro est vraiment pas très bon lol They were 5-1 30-00 on Allegro's serve and lost the first set 6-7 :haha: always in trouble in Allegro's serve indeed.With a good partner he would have go far sure. Casablanca was the unlucky tournament, a poor draw, a poor doubles partner.

http://www.arryadia.com/mtt/2009/atp2009/images/2_18-b.jpg

The qualies of MC begin saturday, he will be seed but with all the good clay players between 75-150 it's not very useful. I refuse to believe he could go through it's too irreal :eek:. Benneteau and Arno are waiting for a doubles WC but with all the stars in MC it's not sure :rolleyes: http://sport.aol.fr/benneteau-une-surface-exigeante-4d3ce70b1e1b6e1f01208173da8d7d2b-a-p1.html

Marine
04-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Yes, not a great double player, but probably the only available french-speaking guy in Casablanca. Arnaud looks at the language before the ranking :lol:

soulage
04-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Monte-Carlo Qualies tomorrow, Arno is seed #2. Ramirez Hildago went through Casablanca qualies and beats Schuettler in MD this week and Alberto Martin is still spanish lol

[2]Arnaud Clement vs Ramirez Hildago
Golubev vs [10]Alberto Martin

He plays on center court as last match.

Via
04-11-2009, 12:03 AM
come arnaud let's win one match.... otherwise he's playing so little every week, he's almost in semi-retirement :o

soulage
04-11-2009, 03:24 PM
Yes semi-retirement and Ramirez Hildalgo is crushing Arno 5-1 in first set :rolleyes:

Kezzi
04-11-2009, 04:06 PM
No :(
Allez Arnoooooo! :bounce: (maybe cheering helps to get him out of semi-retirement :p )

I'm back, university doesn't do semi-retirement when there are tests to take :p

soulage
04-11-2009, 04:51 PM
I don't know what could help him :o even taking again holidays. It's now the fourth defeatS in a row,last win was one onth ago :help:

The match against Ljbicic wasn't horrible but Ivan isn't a typical clay player and last monday Arno served quite well. But today the defeat is so huge that's really frightening :eek:

Arno won the first game and then lost the seven next :rolleyes: He won only 4/16 second serve points during first set. Btw the first set was just ridiculous. In second set he was broken at 5-6 in the last game of the match after saving many many BP in others games. All along the match he did nothing on Ramirez's serve, no BP, while that guy is not a big server. He surely played very poorly. Alone, without a coach to give him some motivation and calm his mind the clay season, and maybe more :sad:, will be long and painful :rolleyes:

Kezzi
04-11-2009, 05:34 PM
Bruno, please come back! :awww:

I can apply for the job with my sister :p We're no good with the techniques at all, but our friends tell us we're überpositive and good motivational speakers :lol: Don't have anything to prove the motivation part, except my friends as references ;), but I know for sure we do talk a lot :lol:

Of course we wouldn't mind at all to be at tournaments all year :angel: And I could also update his website if the code isn't too difficult ;)

All of the above would be my idea of a fantastic sabbatical :p

soulage
04-11-2009, 05:47 PM
I can apply for the job with my sister :p We're no good with the techniques at all, but our friends tell us we're überpositive and good motivational speakers :lol: Don't have anything to prove the motivation part, except my friends as references ;), but I know for sure we do talk a lot :lol:
Great idea :) and even if he's too bad you can visit nice places like Barcelona, London and many others.

Bennet & Arno are not in doubles draw :devil:. The second WC goes to Gicquel/Mathieu so we can conclude they have been refused the WC they asked. The ex-member of french DC doubles team and ex GS winner is no more a guy you want to see in your tournament. Arnaud who plays poorly and no more double to follow. The semi-retirement is just :awww:

Arno should come back in Barcelona in almost 9 days. By which guy will he be destroyed that time ?

Cerise
04-11-2009, 07:45 PM
I thought nevertheless that Benneteau and Clément were a better pair than Gicquel and Mathieu.
I do not remember a double with Mathieu.

Via
04-12-2009, 01:38 AM
:awww: semi-retirement but way too many holidays now! more play than work :devil:

he should make up his mind if he wants to play on, he has to boost his doubles ranking seriously. he badly needs to play more!

soulage
04-12-2009, 09:28 PM
Sometimes he doesn't want to play doubles sometimes his partner withdraw and sometimes he wants to play with a partner but they can't enter the draw.Btw not easy to improve his doubles ranking :scratch: And without a good doubles partner the ambitions are low.

I don't know about Arno's motivation but many loss in a row and the clay season are two things which don't lead to optimism :devil: Without a coach i think he can fast sink himself. Maybe he will wake up in Barcelona :angel:


I just saw that Ramirez Hidalgo has been easily beaten by Martin :rolleyes:

Marine
04-13-2009, 04:17 PM
Vivre d'amour et d'eau fraîche ne suffit pas, faudrait peut-être penser à bosser un peu plus sérieusement et prendre un coach, quitte à revoir aussi les bases tennistiques (service etc...), il semblerait que ça pêche un peu de ce côté-là. :mad:

soulage
04-13-2009, 08:39 PM
A coach or someone to help him. I just read that since 2 weeks Marco Gicquel who is also coachless is helped by a friend Sebastien Lelievre. Maybe a friend who plays tennis could help Arno and as he's alone without structure i'm always wondering against who he plays out of tournaments? The wall maybe :lol:

Marine
04-13-2009, 09:27 PM
The wall maybe :lol:

:haha:

When he's in Aix, he practices with his brother I guess, and 2/3 friends.
In Paris, there are mika and the Lagardere guys.
I think to be part of this structure should be a good idea. There are all the facilities.
He spends lots of time in paris now, it's not a problem.

Kezzi
04-14-2009, 11:25 AM
A coach or someone to help him. I just read that since 2 weeks Marco Gicquel who is also coachless is helped by a friend Sebastien Lelievre. Maybe a friend who plays tennis could help Arno and as he's alone without structure i'm always wondering against who he plays out of tournaments? The wall maybe :lol:
Maybe he could share with Gicquel? I've seen them together all tournaments in NL since Bruno didn't come with him.
Gicquel even took the picture of me, my sis and Arno after training last year in Rosmalen, because there was no one of our own friends around and we wanted a picture with the two of us and Arno :lol:

soulage
04-18-2009, 11:33 AM
He draws Canas who plays poorly since the start of the year except in Houston last week but Arno will surely find a way to be crushed by him :crazy: If he manages to win he would face Davydenko so it should be short week again :umbrella:

I don't know if had a french speaker with a good ranking for doubles :angel:. The double draw is later

Edit : Double draw is out and the cut was 70# advanced and 60# on site too high for Arnaud and all the others frenchies in Barcelona :sad: He was no more able to enter the 1000 now the 500 and probably soon the 250 :o

Kezzi
04-19-2009, 09:40 PM
I think I missed something and this might be a very stupid question if so, but why doesn't he play with Mika anymore? :scratch:

soulage
04-20-2009, 05:46 PM
Well at the beginning of the year Micka wanted to focus on his single career after that Micka had to play with the new musketeers, especially Jo & Richard, to improve for next DC ties but anyway for the moment Micka is injured. No news about next weeks and Arno's partner in RG if he finds one of course :devil:.

Against Canas tomorow around noon on court 3, the odds on bet website are very bad lol

Via
04-21-2009, 12:11 AM
Well at the beginning of the year Micka wanted to focus on his single career after that Micka had to play with the new musketeers, especially Jo & Richard, to improve for next DC ties but anyway for the moment Micka is injured. No news about next weeks and Arno's partner in RG if he finds one of course :devil:.

Against Canas tomorow around noon on court 3, the odds on bet website are very bad lol

good question and thanks soulage for clarifying for us!

i'm not surprised no one wants to bet on arno! :o canas will feel alive again.

soulage
04-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Canas is really poor :eek:. Arnaud won 7-6(0)/6-3
I came back from my lunch time at the beginning of the first set tie-break. Canas should have played very poorly cos lost a tie break by love on clay against Arno :scratch:.
In second set Arno was up 5-1* missing a MP on Canas's serve to be broken the game after :o but he managed to conclude on Canas serve.

It was tough to conclude that match and against Davydenko you can't miss these opportunities. Good stats of first serve today but bad stats on points winning on second serve. At least Arno won a match on clay even if his opponent was poor.

Good luck for tomorrow :)

higherlaw
04-21-2009, 01:49 PM
It was tough to conclude that match and against Davydenko you can't miss these opportunities. Good stats of first serve today but bad stats on points winning on second serve. At least Arno won a match on clay even if his opponent was poor.

Good luck for tomorrow :)

You're right!

I thought he could win vs Canas, but I think his chances to win vs Davydenko are not so good. But, he has surprised us before. :)

Soulage, thanks for all your posts keeping us updated :hug: !!

Kezzi
04-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Well at the beginning of the year Micka wanted to focus on his single career after that Micka had to play with the new musketeers, especially Jo & Richard, to improve for next DC ties but anyway for the moment Micka is injured. No news about next weeks and Arno's partner in RG if he finds one of course :devil:.

Against Canas tomorow around noon on court 3, the odds on bet website are very bad lol
Thanks so much for answering :) I didn't hear about that and they played together in Rotterdam, so I didn't know.

Kezzi
04-21-2009, 05:56 PM
Canas is really poor :eek:. Arnaud won 7-6(0)/6-3
I came back from my lunch time at the beginning of the first set tie-break. Canas should have played very poorly cos lost a tie break by love on clay against Arno :scratch:.
In second set Arno was up 5-1* missing a MP on Canas's serve to be broken the game after :o but he managed to conclude on Canas serve.

It was tough to conclude that match and against Davydenko you can't miss these opportunities. Good stats of first serve today but bad stats on points winning on second serve. At least Arno won a match on clay even if his opponent was poor.

Good luck for tomorrow :)
Thanks for the report! :hug:
I'm so happy with the nice people here keeping me up to date, because I'm so busy at school that I don't get round to checking tennis as often as I like :(
(I did have live scores during class last week, Nico Lapentti - Nadal, I couldn't resist that :o :p Unfortunately he lost, but I was proud of myself that I managed to keep my comments in during class :lol: )

Good luck tomorrow :bounce:

soulage
04-21-2009, 07:56 PM
He plays early tomorrow at 10.30 am. He won't be be totally wake up :devil: I only found one pic from today on official website and another one on belga picture

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5961/barcelonad.jpg
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/13495642.jpg

Kezzi
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
He shouldn't complain, my first class ends at that time :p (and I have to get up at 5:45 to be there in time!)

Via
04-22-2009, 12:25 AM
poor canas, it cannot be a proud moment to lose to arno on clay! lol

higherlaw, you are needed here to boost our confidence :)

Via
04-22-2009, 11:17 AM
i was very happy to see the first set going to a tie-break...... but having missed the scoreboard after that, i'm sorry to find the final score 76(2) 62 :(

soulage
04-22-2009, 11:21 AM
Near two hours to lose 6-7(2)/2-6

I only followed the first set which lasted 1h05. Arnaud was in trouble in his two first service game saving 5 BP :rocker: and even if he went sometimes until the ad on Davydenko's serve he didnt't have BP in that set. He fell down in the tie-break with of course his traditionnal DF :rolleyes:. According the stats of second set he missed 2 BP and was broken two times. He had tried but Davydenko is just better indeed. Not enough first serve today but it wouldn' have changed the match since he won 55% on first serve against 59% on second serve :crazy:.

A new defeat against a guy with a really better ranking than him. He's not ridiculous & fights well but against that guys he can't win :sad:. The field of Rome qualies is really impressive even win one match will be a big challenge for little Arno. It confirms that he entered Bordeaux but there the field is also very good better than last year. I only hope that this win and his good fight today will help him and boost him. It was his first win on clay in atp tournament no challenger i mean since 2007 :angel:

There was a little article about canas match in lequipe today i will try a translation later when i will find how to translate some words.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3708/clement.jpg

soulage
04-22-2009, 04:25 PM
My translation

The journalist writes that yesterday his serve was very performant, his shots deep and he was very agressive. Arno said that the ball of Canas didn't annoy him. He adds that he did a good week of train after a very bad match in MC :rolleyes:.

He said that indeed he was very happy with his strings test. He used a mixt one, synthetic on the ascending cords and natural gut on the crossing ones. It gives more control and he can hit the ball with more confidence. About Davydenko he said that he would have moved better than Willy and so he would see. We have seen.

Via
04-23-2009, 12:10 AM
thanks :worship:

so Rome qualies coming up, or Bordeaux next week?

soulage
04-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Yes Rome on saturday. Today a short article in lequipe

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8311/dvydenko.jpg

Clement not so far is the title. According the journalist until 6-6 Arnaud was the best on court :eek: with still a percutant serve. Arnaud says that's pity he made few stupid errors and he says that it was tough for him on Davy's serve especially because of his big % of first serve (83% in first set). He says that Davydenko takes the ball faster than him and even if he plays deep against him he's not sure to gain time. Arno thinks that he play a quite good tennis on clay.

After his correct match against Ljubi he mad an awful one in MC so after 2 good here he should play badly in Rome lol

higherlaw
04-23-2009, 06:54 PM
higherlaw, you are needed here to boost our confidence :)

:wavey: ok, I'll try to post here more often! I always hope that he'll win someway, somehow.:rolleyes::p

soulage
04-24-2009, 07:48 PM
Arno is the first seed of Rome qualies. He draws Adrian first round and if he wins he should surely play Youzhny. A bit tough imo. Second match on court 6 tomorrow. No expectations i don't think he could get though lol

Little news about Belgrade Open, the come back of the dwarf team Devilder/Clement

Kezzi
04-25-2009, 09:22 PM
Arno won the first round and plays Youzhny next as predicted :)

soulage
04-26-2009, 11:40 AM
Yes Youzhny one of the toughest players to play between seed 8 & 14 of that draw but anyway Arnaud did nothing with his nice draw in MC :devil: Arnaud has just been broken by love on the first game of the match :rolleyes:

soulage
04-26-2009, 01:30 PM
Set 1 Arnaud was broken by love in the first game of the match but broke back the game after. He broke Mickail a second time to lead *3-1 but was himself again broken. At 3-3 Arnaud had 3 GP but was broken yes again :rolleyes: after a very long game. His really awful stats on second serve didn't help him to win his service games indeed. After another close game Arnaud lost the set 3-6. From *3-1 to 3-6 good job.
Set 2 Both held their serves until *3-4 and while in the first set Arnaud did well on Youzhny's serve it was more difficult during second set where he had no BP to finally lose the second set on the same score. After he was up *3-1 30-15 in first set he lost 11 games to win only 3 :eek:

I don't know if he will stay some days in Rome hopping a LL spot but even the train don't change the thing. He wins sometimes matches against players lower ranked but no significativ win since ages. It remains only 2 tournaments on clay before RG :devil:

Kezzi
04-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the report! Even though it's not something to be happy about :eek:

Let's hope he does a little better in the tournies left before RG.

soulage
04-27-2009, 03:41 PM
He's still in Rome and will watch Jo vs Richard tomorrow because he never see Jo on clay and wants to see him http://www.20minutes.fr/article/322581/Sport-Tsonga-touche-terre.php. At least he can find good sparring partner in Rome.

soulage
04-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Maybe not a good idea to stay in Rome lol since it rains cats and dogs and according l'equipe he spend his day in the player lounge yesterday. It will not have a LL spot i'm sure :cool: better to train than wait :devil:

Via
04-29-2009, 12:26 AM
thanks very much for the reports and updates!

should he be in bordeaux next?

soulage
04-29-2009, 07:26 PM
should he be in bordeaux next?
Not yet Bordeaux there is Belgrade before. This is the first ATP in Serbia so maybe some tourisme for Arnaud :devil:

Marine
04-29-2009, 09:33 PM
Are there other frenchies in belgrade ? I don't imagine arnaud lost alone in an unknown country... lol and still no coach with him, not very funny.

Marine
04-29-2009, 09:36 PM
Ok, well, I remember he's playing with nico devilder in double. Not alone. :D

soulage
05-01-2009, 07:57 PM
We have learned how to say Arnaud Clement in Serbian it's Arno Klemon :cool: The main draw is already out and Arno plays Darcis who are doing the semi in Ostrava this week after semi in Sofia last week. Someone fit and confident and clay is a good surface for Darcis.

(7) Arno Klemon (Francuska) - Stiv Darcis (Belgija)
kvalifikant - Markos Bagdatis (Kipar)
Brijan Dabul (Argetnina) - Nikolas Masu (Čile)
(2) Ivo Karlović (Hrvatska) - slobodan

or in english

Arnaud Clement (FRA,7) vs Steve Darcis (BEL)
Qualifier vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP,WC)
Brian Dabul (ARG) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO,2) bye

Marine
05-01-2009, 08:35 PM
:lol:

alias le citron....

I prefer the VO

Kezzi
05-02-2009, 06:43 PM
:lol: I love the draw in Serbian :p
Good luck in the first round Arno :bounce:

soulage
05-02-2009, 08:14 PM
The finalist of Casablanca Aspelin/Hanley for Nico & Arno. Not sure we will follow them long time :devil:

Marine
05-02-2009, 09:49 PM
Not sure it worries him that much today ... he prefers strolling through the streets of paris lol

http://jadorelespotins.canalblog.com/

02 mai 2009
Spotted : Nolwenn Leroy & Arnaud Clément
Nolwenn Leroy & Arnaud Clément viennent d'être aperçus à la terrasse du café "Le trésor" en plein coeur du Marais a Paris. Nolwenn venait d'acheter un sac couleur "jadorelesPotins.com" et Arnaud envoyait des petits bisous à sa belle.... so cute !


no pics

Kezzi
05-03-2009, 10:21 AM
Sooo cute! :D
I'm going to Paris on holiday in the summer with my sister, maybe we should go walk around at that place a few times :angel:

barbottin
05-03-2009, 05:25 PM
Not sure it worries him that much today ... he prefers strolling through the streets of paris lol

http://jadorelespotins.canalblog.com/

02 mai 2009
Spotted : Nolwenn Leroy & Arnaud Clément
Nolwenn Leroy & Arnaud Clément viennent d'être aperçus à la terrasse du café "Le trésor" en plein coeur du Marais a Paris. Nolwenn venait d'acheter un sac couleur "jadorelesPotins.com" et Arnaud envoyait des petits bisous à sa belle.... so cute !


no pics


Ah oui ? Pourtant je ne l'ai jamais croisé du côté de Belleville...:lol:

Marine
05-03-2009, 05:46 PM
ben, belleville... ça vaut rien au monopoly, d'abord ! :lol:
Je prefere le Marais ;)

Hangdog
05-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Not sure it worries him that much today ... he prefers strolling through the streets of paris lol
Ok, then now I know whom to blame in case they lose :devil: Anyway Arnico for the title :rocker2: (I couldn't miss this, right? :))

And a traditional thanks to everyone who's been keeping this forum updated all these days! :worship:

Kezzi
05-03-2009, 09:38 PM
Ok, then now I know whom to blame in case they lose :devil: Anyway Arnico for the title :rocker2: (I couldn't miss this, right? :))

And a traditional thanks to everyone who's been keeping this forum updated all these days! :worship:
Arnico :cool: I love it! :p

I agree with the thanks, I'm horrible at keeping a forum updated, so thanks everyone who keeps me updated by posting here :hug:

Marine
05-03-2009, 09:53 PM
I think we can all thank soulage for her detailed infos, she's an encyclopedia :worship:

Hangdog
05-04-2009, 05:08 PM
I guess it's quite likely that Arnico's match will be rescheduled for tomorrow since it's raining in Belgrade, and they haven't covered the court. So even if the rain stops shortly it'll take a while until the court gets more or less dry. Besides Nicolas hasn't finished his singles match yet, it's 5-5 in the third set...

I spotted Arnaud at Nico's match, and I think Bruno was there too, though I might be wrong since I haven't got time to look properly. I'll try to find this moment and make a screenshot.

EDIT: ok, it isn't Bruno, just some unknown man. Anyway Arnaud looks hot :cool:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=200228&stc=1&d=1241459179

soulage
05-04-2009, 05:59 PM
Thanks :) Arno shows his shoulder tatoo :lol: The guy is maybe the famous Zimbler ? I only saw few games before rain delay but it was a very close and long match.

When i saw that they didn't put plastic on court i was :eek: They have screens in stadium, lights for night session but no plastic :rolleyes:

Hangdog
05-04-2009, 06:50 PM
Well, he doesn't look like Zimbler from the picture Truc posted, I think he rather reminds the mysterious man Via saw in Sydney :scratch:

All matches of Nicolas are long and close this season, and the winner is usually his opponent :o At the moment they are preparing the court for the continue of the match, but I hope they are not going to play until the midnight. Normally this pause should be good for Nico because he clearly needed a break.

soulage
05-04-2009, 07:18 PM
I read on the livestream that all matches are cancelled. Wait the OOP for tomorrow but Arno surely won't play on center court.

*OOP out-> Arno second match on court 1 surely around 11h30/12h. No livestream, it's a pity it was probably the last time we could have seen him before RG :devil:

Arnico will play also the doubles tomorrow on court 2.

Via
05-05-2009, 12:19 AM
Well, he doesn't look like Zimbler from the picture Truc posted, I think he rather reminds the mysterious man Via saw in Sydney :scratch:

All matches of Nicolas are long and close this season, and the winner is usually his opponent :o At the moment they are preparing the court for the continue of the match, but I hope they are not going to play until the midnight. Normally this pause should be good for Nico because he clearly needed a break.

:lol: still searching for Zimbler??

if you mean the guy sitting to the right of arno... no that wasn't the guy i saw in sydney either :shrug:

it's a new frenchman :cool:

Truc
05-05-2009, 09:51 AM
I don't know if this was already posted?
http://www.marca.com/debate/2009/05/183/prevotaciones183.html

It's not looking very good for him, but it's already a little achievement to be in the poll. If you activate all the Arno fans worldwide, maybe he can overtake Chelita.

soulage
05-05-2009, 11:24 AM
:lol: What a joke this poll! They want to give the WC to Granollers as he's the only spanish in the poll. The guy who deserve it is Monaco but it won't have it. To put weaks contenders is a good way to increase the % of Granollers.

The matches on center court hasn't start in Belgrade. The clay will be very slow today.

Edit It seems Arno will play against Ventura who easily beat him in Casablanca last year. There is big late with this match :rolleyes:

soulage
05-05-2009, 02:10 PM
A win 6-1/6-4 but strange match

There was one hour delay between the end of the previous match on court 1 and the start of Arno/Ventura.It's not easy to warm up and to be concentrated with this.

1set. Tough first game of course. He had to come back from 15-40 to save his serve. Then the score board became crazy but he was 3-0* up and *5-1 to conclude 6-1 on his serve but almost 37 minutes for this one.
2set. Arno missed 1 BP on the first game to collapse the game after and be broken to 15. He lost an other time his serve to be *4-0 down. But he woke up and broke to come back at *1-4 and again to be *3-4. At 4-4 he broke again that was logical indeed lol. So he won 6 games in row to finish on serve and 1h21mn. What's happen during that four games ? His mind was maybe somewhere in the streets of Paris lol.

soulage
05-05-2009, 05:59 PM
Arnico lost 3-6/5-7. Arno was broken at least three times. Not good that :o. Nico held more easily.

Bagghy vs Cipolla has been suspended due to darkness after one set all so we don't know the next opponent of Arno.

Hangdog
05-05-2009, 07:56 PM
I don't know if this was already posted?
http://www.marca.com/debate/2009/05/183/prevotaciones183.html

It's not looking very good for him, but it's already a little achievement to be in the poll. If you activate all the Arno fans worldwide, maybe he can overtake Chelita.
I wonder if there are that many fans of Arnaud worldwide at all :lol: 250 votes is already not a bad result.
Arnico lost 3-6/5-7. Arno was broken at least three times. Not good that :o. Nico held more easily.
Oh thanks for the info, I was asleep and was luckily waken up by a call from friend of mine who forced me to turn on the computer. When I opened the scoreboard window our guys were down 2-5 and it was said they had already made 4 DF and hadn't won a single point on the receive :smoke: Actually despite my last intention I was going to blame Nico for poor game, but now I see Arnaud made some chocking efforts as well :devil:
Bagghy vs Cipolla has been suspended due to darkness after one set all so we don't know the next opponent of Arno.
Looking at this I was wondering if there were lights on the court where Arnico played or they finished their match in darkness. Well, be it Baghdatis or Cipolla, the draw looks nice to me. Marcos is in a rather poor form and is absolutely beatable, and I can't imagine Flavio in quarts of an ATP tournament either.

soulage
05-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Today in l'equipe a long article about the Djokovic Open and few lines about our guy. Arnaud was very nervous and as we already know learned the withdrawal of Darcis only few minutes before the match. The journalist writes that he capitalized his win on the errors of Ventura. Arnaud says that there was good moments in that match and what is sure is that he's playing better than last year :unsure:.
For next round he'll realy need to increase the level cos Cipolla is good on clay & in a good period and I remember the bagel in MC qualies last year :sad:

Via
05-07-2009, 08:50 AM
thanks guys... keep me posted please! as i'm very busy :awww:

soulage
05-07-2009, 04:01 PM
6-1/4-6/2-6 :o
During the first set Cipolla made a lot of stupid errors & Arno was concentrated enought to close it in 28 min. Arno was broken at the start of second set while he was 40-15 up :rolleyes:. He broke back but lost again his serve on last game while he was 30-00 up that time.

In third set Arno missed 2BP at 1-1 to be broken the following game :mad:. He was very frustrated with himself asking silence in the crowd and more space to the ball kids during changeover. And more the match was advancing more Cipolla was consistent with better serves and his slice was also more efficient. During the last games of the match Arno was talking to himself on court with not nice words :banghead:. That's true that he was doing impressive UE on backhand also with too long forhands & bad approaches at the net. He had no more positive attitude on court after that 2 BP missed. That was the turning point of the match.

He lost his match alone in a way because it was winable especially after a good start and Arno knew it that's why he fastly become frustrated after the break in the decider. The last set was really awful to watch in the game and in the attitude a little bit like last year. The last match i saw was the one with Ljubicic in Casa and it was really better.
For RG he should hope not to play on a big court to not be seen. I heard a french supporter in the crowd but i think Arno was alone in Belgrade cos he didn't focus to someone in the stands. Nobody to calm him there whereas he was so nervous even during first set and he makes me crazy when he asks for the silence in the crowd between two serves and hit a DF after.

To be very negative we can add that he hadn't won enough points on clay to have a quiet grass season. Maybe he will enter Nottingham the second week of RG if he dosn't want to come back to #150.

Hangdog
05-07-2009, 07:03 PM
thanks guys... keep me posted please! as i'm very busy :awww:
:hug: Take care, Via!

To be very negative
:lol: Well, Arnaud always gets in troubles, loses a lot of points but then is able to come back somehow. I'm sure everything is going to be alright, especially regarding the low level of tennis in general these days.

I've only seen the end of the match, and Arnaud was indeed so frustrated, freaked out and irritated that I was really happy that Flavio was the one who took the victory. Moreover he's one of few non-French players I like :)
Here is the record of the end of the match: http://www.zshare.net/video/5971627683ce5c54/, normally several first minutes should be enough to see why Arnaud lost it.

Kezzi
05-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Thanks for the video :)
It still amazes me how he can be so annoying on court while he is so sweet off court. When I see a match where he acts like this 'live' I think it's funny, because I love sensation in a 'live' match, but on a video I can see how annoying his behavior is. And it's even more frustrating when he loses :sad:

soulage
05-07-2009, 07:48 PM
Well, Arnaud always gets in troubles, loses a lot of points but then is able to come back somehow. I'm sure everything is going to be alright, especially regarding the low level of tennis in general these days.
It depends also of the draw, lovely ones doesn't happen every week. I'm already afraid for RG also because the pression he can put on himself. No single wins in RG since 2005 :eek:

I've only seen the end of the match, and Arnaud was indeed so frustrated, freaked out and irritated that I was really happy that Flavio was the one who took the victory. Moreover he's one of few non-French players I like :)
Here is the record of the end of the match: http://www.zshare.net/video/5971627683ce5c54/, normally several first minutes should be enough to see why Arnaud lost it.
After the break in the decider :lol: The best moment of tennis :worship: :devil: At this moment Arno became "Bad Arnaud" and behaved so poorly on court :rolleyes: And poor girl who only wanted to take the ball :sad: I must say that he was more positive at the beginning of the match :angel: trying some nice shots and worked hard to come back in the second set but that end of third set :mad: Painful !

I looked at the field of Bordeaux and if they don't give another WC to a top 50, Arno will be 3 seed. The local newpapers has annonced that Arno/Micka was supposed to team up in double. They also annonced Cuevas/Horna & Gicquel/Santoro = 5 former doubles GS winners :eek: Big field for a challenger http://www.sudouest.com/gironde/sports/autres/article/570073/mil/4444403.html?auth=768f138d&cHash=0c75538b53

This challenger has an amazing field for a 85000$ .

Kezzi
05-07-2009, 08:11 PM
That is a great field indeed :eek: If only challengers in NL would get fields like this *starts dreaming* :p

soulage
05-08-2009, 05:43 PM
There was a tons of withdrawals since the entry list but still very good players. Arnaud should attend to the Draw on Sunday Morning.
Otherwise some points of Cipolla match on Serbia Open website http://www.serbiaopen.rs/videoPlayer_eng.asp?id=13

soulage
05-10-2009, 02:56 PM
It should rain a lot this week in Bordeaux surely many matches will be interrupted.

In singles he draws Volandri and as Micka doesn't play doubles we have the come back of our favorite challenger team ERV/Arno :rocker2:. Come on guys you're unbeatable :rolls: They play Roitman/Tenconi.

Via
05-11-2009, 01:24 PM
amazing reports and analysis, everyone! :worship:

not as impressed with 'bad arno' though :rolleyes: but if he isn't frustrated now with this state of things, he doesn't care any more and we can organise the retirement farewell party very soon...

hope he has more luck at a challenger, and on french soil.

soulage
05-11-2009, 07:17 PM
We'll see if he can move this frustration into good agressivity :angel:

So with ERV they were playing their doubles winning first set 6-4 but at 1-2 in second the match has been interrupted by rain. They're 30-40 on serve. Their match hasn't been rescheduled tomorrow :confused: the BP will wait :cool:
Arno is supposed to play last match on center court tomorrow but with the rain we don't know :rolleyes: Volandri or Cipolla Arno has to play good because the guys can't always help him :devil: I think the match will be on Bwin but as my bank doesn't want i put money there i won't see but it's maybe better :angel:

Few seconds of Arno and others guys training in that video http://jt.france3.fr/regions/popup.php?id=l33a_locale It starts at 4 min.

Otherwise for doubles in RG it seems according Santoro forum that Llodra & Santoro will team up. Which partner for Arno ? Little Nico maybe :confused:

Marine
05-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Otherwise for doubles in RG it seems according Santoro forum that Llodra & Santoro will team up. Which partner for Arno ? Little Nico maybe :confused:

It's santoro's last RG, it's his "jubilé", I can understand he wants to play with his best partner at this occasion. I remember their semi in 2005 against the bryans on the central, I was there and it's one of my best memories, they were so great to see, amazing atmosphere ! :)
Oopppsss we're in arnaud's forum, I don't know if I can say that here.. :lol:







I'm looking forward to know arnaud's feelings about richard's polemic.

Cerise
05-12-2009, 08:55 AM
I'm looking forward to know arnaud's feelings about richard's polemic.
http://www.sudouest.com/gironde/sports/autres/article/587118/mil/4518647.html

«L'affaire Gasquet » a donné un coup de projecteur involontaire au tournoi bordelais, qui a commencé hier. Arnaud Clément a préféré ne pas commenter, lisant tranquillement « l'Equipe » du jour à la page tennis sur un coin de table pendant l'entraînement de Fabrice Santoro.

soulage
05-12-2009, 03:36 PM
They have put too many matches on center court Arno should not start before 8.00 pm in the darkness :rolleyes:

Arno interviewed into the Gazette of the tournament page 2 http://www.atp-primrosebordeaux.com/img/gazette/Entre_les_lignes_-_Mardi_12_Mai_2009-2009-05-12.pdf

He says he feels good, happy to come back in Bordeaux and as Volandri he's a clay specialist he has to play very good match.

soulage
05-12-2009, 05:43 PM
They put him on court 12 which is quite more a training court and to start at 7.30 pm :rolleyes: He already struggle to hold :o

6-1 first set in 36 min. At 1-1 he came back from 00-40 to hold. At 3-1 up there was a very long game with at least 5 Ad where he finally held saving 2 others BP. But if he had struggled on his own serve he broke quite easily Volandri. Remain concentrated now !

Match interrupted by darkness at 5-5 in second set while arno was the first to have made the break in this one. Ridiculous schedule anyway. Tomorrow rain

Kezzi
05-12-2009, 07:40 PM
I hope he won't lose focus because of this :shout: schedule!
And that the :rain: starts after his match :p

soulage
05-12-2009, 08:18 PM
I hope he won't lose focus because of this :shout: schedule!
He shouldn't have been scheduled as last match since he has already a double to finish. Normally he must have played his single early in the afternoon today and finish double later. They are as clever as the Rome organizers :rolleyes: Two matches suspended for Arno.
Now as he starts slowly most of the time he will surely lost the second set :devil: and as it must rain it will be another mess tomorrow.

He will not see the center court this year :lol: and if even in french challenger he can't play on center court it sounds like the end :devil:.

Cerise
05-12-2009, 09:03 PM
Ridiculous is the right word.

Marine
05-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Well, he finished today: 6/1 7/6
Next round against Roitman (who is ??)

In double, arnaud and edouard won too.

Kezzi
05-13-2009, 10:07 PM
:bounce:
This crazy schedule only made him lose concentration a little ;)
I don't know Roitman, have read the name a few times before, but that's all. Arno can do it! :banana:

Nice that doubles are going well too :D

soulage
05-14-2009, 01:21 PM
I saw a big part of the first set of Roitman against Tipsarevic in Serbia Open and it was quite good but not terrific. It will depend of the mood of the day.

I was wrong about the rain or meteo france was wrong :o because the rain is today and not yesterday. The matches started with 3 hours delay and it could rain again.

Kezzi
05-14-2009, 01:33 PM
I think meteo France was wrong, in NL they also predict rain for a day and then it rains the day after :p

soulage
05-14-2009, 03:30 PM
Yes we can't trust Meteo predictions :o

6-2/6-2 for Arno :) and they have been more reactive and rescheduling matches on 3 court after rain delay. Good point.

soulage
05-14-2009, 06:03 PM
Arno deals about RG Interrogé avant le premier tour du tournoi, Arnaud Clément s'est montré très positif. Voici ses déclarations quant à la perspective de jouer à Roland-Garros : "C"est plus compliqué d"avoir des objectifs à Roland. Tout va dépendre du tableau. On a pas toutes les cartes en main. Mon objectif est très simple avant d"aborder un grand chelem et encore plus Roland Garros où c"est là où mon jeu s"exprime le moins bien, c"est d"arriver la veille en me disant que je me suis préparé du mieux possible. A partir du moment où je fais ça, j"aurai rempli mon contrat."
It's tough for him to have goals in RG, it depends of the draw. In every GS especially in RG wich suits him the less, the most important is to have prepared the tournament in the better way.

Arno vs Nadal in the exhbition :devil:

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/2804/nadaldcp.jpg

Hangdog
05-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Thanks for the video :)
It still amazes me how he can be so annoying on court while he is so sweet off court. When I see a match where he acts like this 'live' I think it's funny, because I love sensation in a 'live' match, but on a video I can see how annoying his behavior is. And it's even more frustrating when he loses :sad:
Do you really find it funny when you watch it "live"? For me it works absolutely otherwise. When I am at the match and "my" player turns into a bad boy I find it really embarrassing, I can't take pictures and I wish I were invisible (at least this is how I felt watching Montcourt's antics) lol I mean I just don't know how to behave in such situation when the player you support turns into a head case, begins complaining about everything, bullying ballkids etc. If I keep supporting him it would mean I support his behaviour as well, and if I stay silent it's also no fun.
But on video I do find it funny and entertaining!
Yes we can't trust Meteo predictions :o

6-2/6-2 for Arno :) and they have been more reactive and rescheduling matches on 3 court after rain delay. Good point.
The best forecasts I've seen come from weather.com. Though the weather has never been predictable :o

I've watched some games of his match, and all I can say is that it was boring :zzz: His serve is not solid enough, but as for the rest I find him in a good shape. Actually Roitman is a well known clay specialist, he's always around the top100, but still an easy win over him is a good sign.
Arno deals about RG
It's tough for him to have goals in RG, it depends of the draw. In every GS especially in RG wich suits him the less, the most important is to have prepared the tournament in the better way.

Arno vs Nadal in the exhbition :devil:
:devil:

But at least it's going the very best possible preparation for RG.

Kezzi
05-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Do you really find it funny when you watch it "live"? For me it works absolutely otherwise. When I am at the match and "my" player turns into a bad boy I find it really embarrassing, I can't take pictures and I wish I were invisible (at least this is how I felt watching Montcourt's antics) lol I mean I just don't know how to behave in such situation when the player you support turns into a head case, begins complaining about everything, bullying ballkids etc. If I keep supporting him it would mean I support his behaviour as well, and if I stay silent it's also no fun.
But on video I do find it funny and entertaining! .
I do, I burst into an unstoppable laugh when I hear all the comments from people around me :p Sometimes I even agree with him on the ballkids or if linesmen make wrong calls a few times.
But I like the comment "He's so arrogant". My sister and I get that all the time when someones asks who we support. They just don't believe he actually is really nice :)
In Rotterdam this year I've found the perfect answer to that comment, because a woman told my sis that he's 'arro'. This is the Dutch abbreviation for arrogant (we write it the same, just pronounce it differently :)).
I said to my sister when she told me "He's not arro, he's Arno" (it rhymes in Dutch) So from now on that's what we'll say when the comment appears again :lol:
I can see why you don't want to support him, because it might seem you support his behaviour. But with Arno I'm a silent supporter anyway, because he recognizes me and I don't want to be blamed for losing :p
But still, if I know it would help him, I would support him. I can defend myself against the others, I just don't care what they think.
Rosmalen 04 was the best, because my sis and I cheered for Arno against a Dutchie, we got a few little groups with us, but almost the whole stadium was against us of course. That's when I like it the most to cheer, with everyone against me :p (I'm a little crazy... I know :tape: )

soulage
05-14-2009, 08:15 PM
:lol: Follow an Arno's match with you and your sister especially in NL must be fun :worship:

Arno & ERV have played their doubles after the rain delay this evening and they won 6-3/6-0. Semi against Pujo/Robert and Montcourt in single. Good luck to both and as Mathieu is on fire arno will need to be more solid and entertaining :p

soulage
05-15-2009, 02:39 PM
3-6/4-6

Everything said that Mathieu was the better player on court and not a big Arno today. Logical defeat. He will lost 52 points.

Doubles semi-final later.

Kezzi
05-15-2009, 03:17 PM
:lol: Follow an Arno's match with you and your sister especially in NL must be fun :worship:

Arno & ERV have played their doubles after the rain delay this evening and they won 6-3/6-0. Semi against Pujo/Robert and Montcourt in single. Good luck to both and as Mathieu is on fire arno will need to be more solid and entertaining :p
Everything is fun to do with my sister, especially watching Arno's 'entertaining' matches :p

Thanks for keeping me up to date :hug:, I'm so busy with school lately that I only check mtf. I even dropped my daily visit to the Gilles forum, because it's so busy there :(

Good luck in doubles for Arno & ERV :banana: I saw in your last post that it didn't go well against Mathieu...

soulage
05-15-2009, 06:42 PM
This is the end for the double too 4-6/4-6

Ten days to prepare RG :tennis: hoping a good day and a winnable opponent if it exists :unsure: for his first round. Normally the doubles entry list ended today maybe some news next week.

little video after his win against Roitman yesterday http://www.zshare.net/video/600684240279c90f/

soulage
05-20-2009, 09:59 AM
I hope the injury of little Nico is OK cos the dwarf team will try to win his first match of the year in RG. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=143914

Chardy with Gicquel, Bennet & Mahut are others all french teams. Santoro/Llodra didn't enter directly or i missed them but they will have WC and Seb Grosjean will team up with Lapentti.

Hangdog
05-20-2009, 04:02 PM
I hope the injury of little Nico is OK cos the dwarf team will try to win his first match of the year in RG. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=143914
As some smart person said recently, Nicolas "a raison de s'économiser avant ce grand évènement. Ça serait dommage qu'il abandonne en finale de RG pour cause de crampes quand même." :devil: But actually I do hope "little Nico" (sounds really sweet :)) will be alright for both singles and doubles :awww:

Marine, is your camera ready for the action? :p
Chardy with Gicquel, Bennet & Mahut are others all french teams. Santoro/Llodra didn't enter directly or i missed them but they will have WC and Seb Grosjean will team up with Lapentti.
It's really odd to see only a few French teams on the list! But the last one mentioned is an especially great news :)

Marine
05-20-2009, 04:30 PM
It's really odd to see only a few French teams on the list! But the last one mentioned is an especially great news :)

pression pression...lol
Ok, I don't know if I'll see them, I go on first wednesday. Maybe on the week end then, not sure, it will depends on the weather etc...

Am I the only one here to expect to come in RG ? soulage, truc... ???

higherlaw
05-20-2009, 04:58 PM
pression pression...lol
Ok, I don't know if I'll see them, I go on first wednesday. Maybe on the week end then, not sure, it will depends on the weather etc...

Am I the only one here to expect to come in RG ? soulage, truc... ???

Let's see...if I get on a plane tonight, I can be there tomorrow, Thursday morning, in time for some qualies!! I could also go to the exho!! Anyone have an extra US$750 for me for my plane fare?:cool:

Marine
05-20-2009, 07:26 PM
not easy I know... but I'm your represant in Paris, you're our represant in the us open, and Via represents us in Melbourne. We're a good team, just a pity there's anyone in Wimbledon. ;)


The question is: Should we start a thread "RG 2009" ? Or not ? lol
I vote "unuseful".

higherlaw
05-20-2009, 08:08 PM
not easy I know... but I'm your represant in Paris, you're our represant in the us open, and Via represents us in Melbourne. We're a good team, just a pity there's anyone in Wimbledon. ;)


The question is: Should we start a thread "RG 2009" ? Or not ? lol
I vote "unuseful".

You're right.

Just for fun I checked the cost and it is currently US$2400 :silly:

I agree, an RG 2009 thread seems pointless. :sad:

soulage
05-20-2009, 08:13 PM
As you wants Marine :angel:

It will depend of his draw but i only hope one win to stop the sucession of first round exit in RG :sad: When i read the reports of journalists about Montcourt i'm quite worried cos he will need to be very agressiv to win that first match since 2005.

The EurosportPlayer shows the exho in Country Club if someone wants to see the destruction of Arno by Nadal tomorrow :devil: I won't be at home to watch that :cool: After the match there are interviews maybe a way to see how he feels ?

Marine
05-20-2009, 08:25 PM
Laisse tomber, tomorrow: rain and storm at schedule :rolleyes: A pity they didn't play today, it was very sunny :)

Marine
05-21-2009, 02:58 PM
Nadal won 6/3 6/3.
Let's consider this match like a good training for Arnaud. It's always interesting, even in this kind of exhibitions, to "visit" every corner of the court :D

soulage
05-21-2009, 08:08 PM
Without watching the match it's tough to analyse but i would say it's a correct score :angel:

higherlaw
05-22-2009, 11:58 AM
RG 2009 draw:

[21] Tursunov vs Clement
Santoro vs C Rochus
Baghdatis vs Monaco
Benneteau vs [9] Tsonga

(50% French in this section!)

Tursonov and Arnaud have only played once and that was this year in Rotterdam. Dimitri won 60 63 :eek:!

Nice pic used for his bio: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/overview/atpc487.html

higherlaw
05-22-2009, 02:11 PM
Apparently Tursunov is/was, might/may withdraw(ing) because of a heel injury!?

Via
05-25-2009, 12:22 AM
Nadal won 6/3 6/3.
Let's consider this match like a good training for Arnaud. It's always interesting, even in this kind of exhibitions, to "visit" every corner of the court :D

what kind of exho was that??? who would have thought, they've found arno for a punching bag for rafa :p

trans-atlantic flights for $2400??? :eek:

higherlaw
05-26-2009, 03:27 PM
trans-atlantic flights for $2400??? :eek:

If I had packed my bags and left that night, yes.

Seems like the cost of a flight to Australia!!