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Madrid/Dusseldorf/RG 2009 - cheering thread

reiko
05-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Juan's part of MAIN draw:

[1] Nadal vs BYE
Melzer vs Montanes
Kohlschreiber vs Almagro
Granollers vs [13] Cilic

[12] Ferrer vs Q
Lopez vs Monaco
Kunitsyn vs Ferrero
BYE vs [7] Verdasco


Granollers, who got MARCA WC, got in MD after a few more withdrawals and Juan got WC into the MD! :bigclap:

rafaelita
05-08-2009, 09:23 PM
Yeah, I just saw the draw and that he got the WC :yippee:

Here's for a good start and a good tournament in Madrid :rocker2:


(He's totally surrounded by Spanish players on that part of the draw :lol: )

Sommarsverige
05-08-2009, 09:49 PM
Yessssssssssss, so all our voting helped :bounce: :bounce:

Fergie
05-08-2009, 11:12 PM
Vamos Juan :rocker2:

Iris~
05-09-2009, 07:28 AM
:eek:Oh,god!
What a tough draw!

rafaelita
05-09-2009, 09:00 AM
:eek:Oh,god!
What a tough draw!

Yeah, it is a tough draw but still.. the excellent 'ride' he had in Rome is still fresh, or should be still fresh so maybe it'll help a little. If only he could've gone further in Estoril ... :awww:

Don't know how much the voting helped him, but surely the withdrawals had a lot to do with it I think :angel:

Corina2605
05-10-2009, 08:32 PM
Vamos Juan in Madrid :) He plays the night centre court match tomorrow at 8 pm.

rafaelita
05-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Great match. :worship: First set - beautiful. In the second he struggled a bit, most of the times on his opponent’s serve. Managed to break him in the end and served for the match at 4-6, 5-6. He had one MP and it was all he needed, he made good use of it. :devil:

I’m attaching match stats for those interested. It was definitely a match worth seeing again. Pico produced some fabulous drop shots, also a lot of net action as well, including throwing himself after a ball :lol:
Next one David Ferrer.


Vamos Pico :rocker2::rocker2:

dulkogi
05-12-2009, 02:01 AM
Excellent win Juan !

Caio_Brasil
05-12-2009, 02:16 AM
Vamos Piquito :)

Time to beat Ferrer :yeah:

reiko
05-12-2009, 02:01 PM
Lots of BP, most of which wasted but no problem as long as Juan is not frustrated because of that.

Juan is 2-0 up against Ferrer on clay. He played some great tennis there! Hope he will make it again. :) Vamos, Juan!

rafaelita
05-12-2009, 03:09 PM
Lots of BP, most of which wasted but no problem as long as Juan is not frustrated because of that.

Juan is 2-0 up against Ferrer on clay. He played some great tennis there! Hope he will make it again. :) Vamos, Juan!

Actually he was getting frustrated as the second set was ending, he kept trying to break Lopez and kept missing it. You could clearly see it on his face. It was a bit distressful to see that struggle but fortunately he did break Lopez.

I'm sure he's all focused on the next match :)

reiko
05-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Actually he was getting frustrated as the second set was ending, he kept trying to break Lopez and kept missing it. You could clearly see it on his face. It was a bit distressful to see that struggle but fortunately he did break Lopez.

I'm sure he's all focused on the next match :)


You are right!

I should have written:

"as long as Juan does not lose from being frustrated"

rafaelita
05-13-2009, 08:35 AM
You are right!

I should have written:

"as long as Juan does not lose from being frustrated"

:)

I've been following Pico for only a short time - since his match against Murray in Rome, to be more exact - and from what I've seen so far he doesn't strike me as the type of player who would remain stuck on a lost game or point. That's a good thing for him and I like that. I've been trying to follow his matches whenever possible and I can't believe how good of a player and what a fighter he is. Better late than never, I guess ;)

rafaelita
05-13-2009, 06:45 PM
Easy win by Pico it seems 6-4 6-4. I haven't seen this one :( Match stats attached.

Did anyone get a chance to see this match and maybe do a little report or something like that?


Next stop : Verdasco. Third Spaniard in a row :rolls:

Vamos Pico :rocker2::rocker2:

Corina2605
05-13-2009, 07:28 PM
He won, he won, wow :) Congrats Pico!!!

Caio_Brasil
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Que bueno Picooooooooooo :worship:

Keep it going dude :bigclap:

Fergie
05-14-2009, 04:11 AM
Vamos Pico :rocker2:

Corina2605
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Vamos Juan, he started well, 2-1 up with break 1st set. Vamos!

ad-out
05-14-2009, 07:55 PM
Does anyone have a link to a stream? Thanks!

Sommarsverige
05-14-2009, 08:30 PM
http://www.gledaisport.com/video.php?activity=8189&video=25564

ad-out
05-14-2009, 08:47 PM
http://www.gledaisport.com/video.php?activity=8189&video=25564

Thanks!

Corina2605
05-14-2009, 09:10 PM
Sadly Juan lost 5-7, 2-6 :( The first set was very entertaining. Juan had lots of opportunities to win the set, he was up 5-3 and served for the match, but that service game was very bad. In the second set Fernando played very well (congrats to him!). Still, good tournament for Juan. He is ready for Paris :)

I loved Raul and his lovely kids in the stands, very cute :)

rafaelita
05-14-2009, 09:31 PM
The second set was almost unbearable, despite the fact that he started it very well. Too bad that he got mad and lost his head a few times. At 4-2 the difference was a little too much to come back from (being led by one set already). Verdasco is a much improved player than he was when they last met, but I still think Juan could have won this one. He just made too many mistakes :sad: He put up a good fight but Verdasco was better :sobbing:

Well, at least he made Verdasco work hard to earn his meeting with Nadal. I would have loved to see a Nadal - Monaco QF...

Vamos Pico :rocker2: Vamos Rafa :rocker2::devil:



Raul's kids : cute. People who come to the match in the middle of the second set : annoying :ras:
Del Potro in the audience, practically eating a towel (I think it was a towel) : :haha:

Caio_Brasil
05-14-2009, 11:16 PM
Pico :hug:

Fergie
05-15-2009, 12:05 AM
Pico :sobbing: :hug:

kai.
05-15-2009, 03:35 AM
OOHHH CRAP!!! :sad:

Clara Bow
05-15-2009, 06:06 AM
Juan is showing some good form in some of his matches (ex. Lopez and Ferrer) but is still having problems at times keeping on task and not getting nervous (the end of the first set against Verdasco).

I still think/hope if he plays to his potential he can get to at least the Ro16 at RG.

It is nice seeing him a bit more now that he is starting to get some better results again and not losing in the first or second round as he did after his problems last year. But after seeing a couple of matches with him at Rome and Madird - it always feels like the hotness quotient of a tournament goes down a bit once he exits. :lol:

kai.
05-16-2009, 03:53 AM
ARAG ATP World Team Championship | World Team Championship, Düsseldorf | May 17 - May 25, 2009 With delpo (Del Potro) and machi (Maximo Gonzalez) :)

rafaelita
05-17-2009, 09:06 AM
He's scheduled to play Tipsarevic on Center Court 2, third match. On bet365 it is scheduled around 16.00CET but the hour could change, it happened before.

http://www.arag-world-team-cup.com/en/spielplan

Vamos Pico :rocker2:

rafaelita
05-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Pico won 6-4 7-6. 2 hours of play. In the second set he came back from 2-4 and won it with a nice TB. Towards the end of the TB had a little chitchat with the umpire but stayed calm and finished it with style :)

:banana:

Caio_Brasil
05-18-2009, 01:34 AM
Nice one Pico, it's good for him to get more matchplay before RG and also he loves playing these country tournaments for Argentina.

kai.
05-18-2009, 02:26 AM
And with friends :) with delpo and machi :p..
keep going pico :rocker2:

Ferrero Forever
05-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Awesome, nice stuff!

lfs
05-20-2009, 12:28 PM
first post here... sorry to jump in but i have a question... why did they replace pico with maximo gonzalez in the current match at dusseldorf? the stream i'm watching was jumping all over the place and i didn't catch what the commentator said. disappointed not to be able to watch pico and hoping there's no bad reason why he isn't playing.

edit: never mind. got the answer. injury :( i hope it's not too bad.

Caio_Brasil
05-20-2009, 11:47 PM
ATP website say "left wrist" is the reason.

Hopefully it's just precaution for RG, where he should peak :)

Polgara
05-21-2009, 12:06 AM
Sorry, but it´s no precaution. He made a stupid movement when warming up for his match later, he showed it several times. It was something with his left wrist, I hope he will be fit for RG. I´ve uploaded some photos from this practising.

Caio_Brasil
05-21-2009, 12:35 AM
Sorry, but it´s no precaution. He made a stupid movement when warming up for his match later, he showed it several times. It was something with his left wrist, I hope he will be fit for RG. I´ve uploaded some photos from this practising.

:speakles::speakles::scared:

Polgara
05-22-2009, 12:15 AM
Today he had something like a bandage around his wrist. But it can´t bother him too much because he had a very long and pretty intensive practising session today and he´s bound to play tomorrow. So RG should be OK.

rafaelita
05-22-2009, 06:02 AM
Today he had something like a bandage around his wrist. But it can´t bother him too much because he had a very long and pretty intensive practising session today and he´s bound to play tomorrow. So RG should be OK.

Thanks for the good news :). He's had that left wrist bandage in Madrid and before, maybe it's some precaution, something like Nadal's knees bandages :shrug:.

kai.
05-22-2009, 09:42 PM
Na.. juan always bandages his left wrist :p so i dont worry about that ;)


In RG...
Juan Mónaco (ARG) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Caio_Brasil
05-22-2009, 11:38 PM
Se puede Piquito, a morir.

Ferrero Forever
05-23-2009, 09:02 AM
Oh shit, I really hope he's ok, not just for RG but into the future too

rafaelita
05-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Pico won his first round against Baghdatis, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in 1H56'. I saw only the second and the third set. Baghdatis played poorly, Pico was OK imo. No trouble from the left wrist, which is encouraging. He'll probably get better as he progresses in the tournament. :)

:banana::banana:

Next he'll play Tsonga.



Vamos Pico :rocker2:

anaquot
05-26-2009, 06:50 PM
:banana:

Caio_Brasil
05-26-2009, 11:47 PM
Piquitooooooooo :woohoo:

Huge win, especially because apparently he is fit :)

Vamos que se puede.

anaquot
05-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Vs Tsonga right now :banana: and they are actually airing it today!

rafaelita
05-28-2009, 05:02 PM
Yeap, I'm watching it on eurosport player :banana:

Lost the first set but looking good in the second. 5-2 Vamos Pico :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:

anaquot
05-28-2009, 05:52 PM
AYE! Come on Pico!

tee hee, they called him a 'specimen with muscles you've never heard of" at the start of the match :D

rafaelita
05-28-2009, 06:56 PM
:crying2: Lost in four sets.

Tsonga was too good today and his first serves were killers. Poor Pico, in the fourth set I had a feeling he couldn't handle that force coming from Tsonga, it was too much... :sobbing: :sobbing:

Caio_Brasil
05-28-2009, 08:35 PM
Pico :sad:

How did he play? Apparently it was Tsonga's merits, which is better.

kai.
05-29-2009, 12:39 AM
I just saw the result :sad:.. damm this hours diff is killing me ¬¬

HuaTuo
05-29-2009, 02:06 AM
I just watched the first set and can't believe he wasted about 7 break points in two returning games.

Aquarianbabe
05-29-2009, 05:02 AM
Watched the whole match in Oz where I had to put up with the commies Wally Masur and some French ex player going on and on about Tsonga. Pico played pretty well just got out muscled in the end. He prolly could of won the first set as he did waste a lot of bp opportunities.

I did have Pico beating Tsonga and getting to the semis in the bracket challenge.

rafaelita
05-29-2009, 05:56 AM
Watched the whole match in Oz where I had to put up with the commies Wally Masur and some French ex player going on and on about Tsonga. Pico played pretty well just got out muscled in the end. He prolly could of won the first set as he did waste a lot of bp opportunities.

I did have Pico beating Tsonga and getting to the semis in the bracket challenge.

This is what happened indeed. He played pretty well but frustration got him eventually. And me too :sad: No matter how hard he hit the ball, it came back harder from Tsonga. It was so annoying! :mad: He made mistakes but overall it was a good match, it's just that Tsonga was in a much better place. The crowd was really loud cheering for Tsonga and sometimes applauding Pico's slip ups :o Far away from the idea of sportsmanship. I'm glad Pico showed such class at the end. :worship:

takuma
05-29-2009, 02:48 PM
hi Picofans!what a fantastic match yday, too bad he lost, but his level of play and his attitude were so impressive :hatoff:
do you know where he'll be playing now?can't find his schedule anywhere...(thanks)

kai.
05-30-2009, 07:22 AM
hi Picofans!what a fantastic match yday, too bad he lost, but his level of play and his attitude were so impressive :hatoff:
do you know where he'll be playing now?can't find his schedule anywhere...(thanks)

Week 22 nothing
week 23 nothing
week 24 nothing
week 25 wimbledon
week 27 nothing

:confused: I just check it the entry lists, he is doing the same us delpotro :rolleyes:

takuma
05-30-2009, 12:36 PM
thanks, I was affraid to hear that...I'm aware he needs a rest, but going to Wimbledon without any preps is kinda scarry...

Ferrero Forever
05-31-2009, 06:33 AM
Watched the whole match in Oz where I had to put up with the commies Wally Masur and some French ex player going on and on about Tsonga. Pico played pretty well just got out muscled in the end. He prolly could of won the first set as he did waste a lot of bp opportunities.

I did have Pico beating Tsonga and getting to the semis in the bracket challenge.

I had Pico beating Tsonga too, so yeah disappointing. I always pick my faves in bracket challenge so I always do badly in that game:p
You're so lucky to have Foxtel, I only have free-to-air and it's so crap that I can't even see one match of RG. And the time difference can be a killer if the matches are scheduled late too. Nowhere near as bad as US Open though

Aquarianbabe
06-01-2009, 02:17 PM
FF I've had Fox for a year and it is the best thing I have done and me being in the West matches start at 5pm so I at least get 6 hours of play in more on the weekend.

With Wimbly though, Fox only shows outside courts which is still great but they don't show the finals.