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Welcoming back Richard on the US Hardcourts 2009- RND 1 USO vs Nadal! Allez!

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PinkFeatherBoa
07-24-2009, 02:44 PM
I don't know about anyone else but I thought it was time we moved on and so this thread is solely for discussing Richard playing tennis.

So he might be starting out in Montreal after all according to http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/gasquet-inscrit_sto2011484/flashnews.shtml Thanks Puschkin for the link.

Provisional schedule:

10th-16th August: Montreal Tennis Masters (TBC)- Official Withdrawal from Montreal.
16th-23rd August: Cincinnati Tennis Masters (TBC)- Withdrawn from Cincinnati
24th-30th August: New Haven (entering qualifying- starts Sat 22nd)

QF1: Gasquet d. M.Rubin 6-2 6-3
QF2: Vemic d. Gasquet 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-3

31st August-13th September: US Open

RND1: Gasquet vs Nadal- result Nadal d. Gasquet 6-2 6-2 6-3


Welcome back Richard, looking forward to seeing you back on the tennis courts again soon. :bounce: Good luck!

06/08/09: OK, updated with official withdrawal from Montreal Masters.
13/08/09: Updated with withdrawal from Cincinnati. Hoping costs nothing anyway. ;) Let's hope he gets the WC for New Haven.
19/08/09: Richie is in the States, according to L'Equipe and will be entering New Haven qualies starting Sat 22 since WC was refused. Welcome back Richard!!
27/08/09: Updated with USO draw- if he manages to pull off a win against Nadal, then my thread will be truely lucky. :lol:
02/09/09: Just great to see Richard out there competing again, the victories will come.

Truc
07-24-2009, 02:49 PM
The link doesn't say he will play in Montreal, it just says he's on the entry list.
He hasn't made a decision yet according to L'Equipe this morning.

Naina
07-24-2009, 02:52 PM
I hope he does play :D
Allez Richie for all hardcourt tournaments :bounce:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-24-2009, 02:53 PM
The link doesn't say he will play in Montreal, it just says he's on the entry list.
He hasn't made a decision yet according to L'Equipe this morning.

Oh I know, should have made it clearer in my 1st post maybe. I was just being optimistic and hopeful. :p

Puschkin
07-24-2009, 03:00 PM
The link doesn't say he will play in Montreal, it just says he's on the entry list.
After quite some mess with his name on the tourney's website, this is already good news for us starving Gasquetaires. ;)


He hasn't made a decision yet according to L'Equipe this morning.
Did L'Equipe say something more?

Davodus
07-24-2009, 03:04 PM
I can't wait to see him playing again

Truc
07-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Oh I didn't know about the mess with his name on the website, sorry. The Eurosport thing is a bit misleading too.
I think Eurosport is writing that because of those 3 lines in L'Equipe this morning - saying that he is on the entry lists of Montreal and Cincy, but also that there is no announcement yet as to when he is coming back, Eurosport kept just one part.
There wasn't anything else.

Truc
07-24-2009, 03:09 PM
And yesterday L'Equipe wrote that he hasn't picked up the racquet yet and is still working on his condition first.
So I guess they will first wait to see how he's doing in training before they make any statement.

Puschkin
07-24-2009, 03:15 PM
So I guess they will first wait to see how he's doing in training before they make any statement.
As if we hadn't had enough wait and see for some time. :devil: I am not so much worried about his tennis though, he won't have forgotten how to play within three months, but physically he is probably off and knowing Peyre's emphasis on the physique, I imagine he makes Richie sweat right now. :cool:

Tess Gray
07-24-2009, 03:36 PM
:bounce: Thanks for opening the thread! I'm excited. I hope he plays Montreal. He could use some points and I really want to see him play again:p

Kournikovaism
07-24-2009, 04:51 PM
:bounce: Finally a hottie back on TV since Korolev matches are rarely televised here :mad:. But hopefully since Richie is back is matches will be televised, I think Sky are broadcasting Montreal and the USO series tournaments here.

reggie1
07-24-2009, 07:22 PM
As much as I am so looking forward to seeing him play, he could gain another injury if he's not fit enough. Does anyone know if he has many points to defend at Montreal? Did he make fourth round last year?

Getta
07-24-2009, 08:36 PM
allez, soyons fous!... moi, pas vous...

Tess Gray
07-24-2009, 08:40 PM
As much as I am so looking forward to seeing him play, he could gain another injury if he's not fit enough. Does anyone know if he has many points to defend at Montreal? Did he make fourth round last year?

I think he has QF points to defend. He was beaten by Rafa last year.

Cloudygirl
07-24-2009, 10:23 PM
How can he still not have picked up a racket. Get practising Richie please!!

Dini
07-24-2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks for opening the thread Jen! :bigclap: :hearts:

How can he still not have picked up a racket. Get practising Richie please!!

This. :unsure:

Cloudygirl
07-24-2009, 10:26 PM
I just miss him. I guess he will be back when he is back, and I did promise not to moan about him for a month didn't I.

marina36
07-24-2009, 11:18 PM
I just miss him. I guess he will be back when he is back, and I did promise not to moan about him for a month didn't I.

Yeah, I promise that with you! :)

I hope he will play at Montreal, but if he isnt ready, I think he knows what he does...

~*BGT*~
07-25-2009, 01:34 AM
Selfishly ( :secret: and because it would make the fan-girl in me squeal with delight as well) I would like him to play doubles with Rafa at his first tournament, hopefully Montreal. :angel:

Kournikovaism
07-25-2009, 01:48 AM
play doubles with Rafa at his first tournament, hopefully Montreal. :angel:

:o :tape:

No Thank You

:lol:

No it would be a good combination I just don't find Nadal that attractive, I am shallow like that as I have said before :lol:

99th post - I love the number makes me think of Red Balloons. :) :)

tennis lover
07-25-2009, 02:28 AM
maybe I'm just being stupid but doesn't he have to play the Masters tournaments according to the new rules? :) otherwise he'll be forced to miss the ones in which he got the highest points next year (or something along those lines). :shrug:

~*BGT*~
07-25-2009, 08:21 AM
Jo, I think Montreal is the highest points MS tournament he's carrying right now. He made it to the quarterfinalas last year.

tufani
07-26-2009, 01:56 PM
As much as I am so looking forward to seeing him play, he could gain another injury if he's not fit enough. Does anyone know if he has many points to defend at Montreal? Did he make fourth round last year?

The points from last year's Masters Canada fell off already, Richard will be down to No. 37 next week according to Judio's calculations.

Cloudygirl
07-26-2009, 01:57 PM
37 isn't half as bad as I thought it would be.

I love your avi by the way. Richie's OCD like grip changing is always fascinating to watch, I've never seen anyone do it so quickly.

tufani
07-26-2009, 02:07 PM
Thanks Tori :) He is probably the fastest on Tour!
It takes me about ten times longer than Richie to change the grip. :lol:

juvvi
07-26-2009, 03:23 PM
After quite some mess with his name on the tourney's website, this is already good news for us starving Gasquetaires. ;)

Did L'Equipe say something more?


hey hello Puschkin, Glad to be back after quite a while :) Totally oblivious to the things that happened to Gasquet and the timing of my return probably coincided with his acquittal :) so all good in that sense.

Keep the hardcourt tourneys flowing in. This time, Richie will win 'em all :))))))))))))))))

reggie1
07-26-2009, 08:55 PM
The points from last year's Masters Canada fell off already, Richard will be down to No. 37 next week according to Judio's calculations.Oh thanks for that :hug: 37's not as bad as I had feared :D

PinkFeatherBoa
07-26-2009, 09:02 PM
Missing a 1/4 of the season (the most major part points wise probably) and still being 37 is reassuring.

I don't really worry about his ranking right now, I'm sure in time it will be taken care of. ;) Though it is obviously frustrating how high he would probably be now, had it not..anyway moving on. Just hope he comes back in his own time and when he feels best prepared (hopefully in Montreal). Allez Richard!

Cloudygirl
07-26-2009, 09:04 PM
As long as he is practising and is prepared to do his best I am happy with him

(or at least I'm telling myself that ;) )

Keijan
07-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Heyy :D I was away from any kind of computers for the last two weeks but I followed the news on the radio. I'm so happy about the way things turned out :woohoo: I didn't hope for 2 months and a half even in my wildest dreams :lol: sorry I'm reacting so late since you've probably moved on already, a big :hug: to everyone. I can't wait to see him back. Patrice Hagelauer said on a l'équipe video that he would very probably play the USO :D

Cloudygirl
07-26-2009, 10:35 PM
Heyy :D I was away from any kind of computers for the last two weeks but I followed the news on the radio. I'm so happy about the way things turned out :woohoo: I didn't hope for 2 months and a half even in my wildest dreams :lol: sorry I'm reacting so late since you've probably moved on already, a big :hug: to everyone. I can't wait to see him back. Patrice Hagelauer said on a l'équipe video that he would very probably play the USO :D

Hi I wondered where you had gone. I hope he plays before the USO but the USO would be good.

Getta
07-26-2009, 11:06 PM
hey hello Puschkin, Glad to be back after quite a while :) Totally oblivious to the things that happened to Gasquet and the timing of my return probably coincided with his acquittal :) so all good in that sense.

Keep the hardcourt tourneys flowing in. This time, Richie will win 'em all :))))))))))))))))

Welcome back, Juvvi, you've been missed.

tufani
07-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Oh thanks for that :hug: 37's not as bad as I had feared :D

You're very welcome, Vicky (thanks a bunch for all your reps :hug:)! ;) :wavey:
Cincy points are off as well, and since Richie has only first round to "defend" at the USO, there's no need for us to worry about his rankings much for now, I guess.

juvvi
07-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Welcome back, Juvvi, you've been missed.
oh, thanks a lot reggie :) fingers crossed for the two masters tourneys ahead and of course the US open. who can forget the great hewitt battle in 2006... whoaaaaaaaaa!!!!

acd692
08-03-2009, 01:10 AM
any news? he will be playing montreal?

Gretchen.
08-03-2009, 01:41 AM
We have noooo clue, he is keeping us guessing here :lol:

whattheheck
08-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Stop playing with us, Richie.:shrug:

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08-03-2009, 08:19 PM
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whattheheck
08-04-2009, 03:38 AM
Yay, so he is playing Montreal. Special mention of his name in the article.

Davodus
08-04-2009, 05:07 AM
I wouldn't read much into that, it is probably just because his name is still on the entry list. I would assume no decision has been made, at least publicly

orangehat
08-04-2009, 05:12 AM
The wait continues ... this is getting frustrating

Schu
08-04-2009, 05:37 AM
I wouldn't read much into that, it is probably just because his name is still on the entry list. I would assume no decision has been made, at least publicly

The wierd thing is that his name is NOT on the entry list - at least not on the official web site entry list. On the side of the list there is a note that says 3 players have been removed from the list: Nalbandian due to surgery, Gasquet (with no explanation) and Ancic who withdrew. It's actually been that way for a few weeks, so who knows what's up :scratch:

Guess we just wait till the draw comes out. If he's going, I guess he'd be leaving in the next day or two?

Davodus
08-04-2009, 06:56 AM
He just wants to keep the fans guessing, to make sure he only has loyal fans left ;) :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
08-06-2009, 11:07 PM
The draw is being made tomorrow right? So it looks like we don't have much longer to wait to find out if he's going to play. Personally I hope he does 'cause I can't wait to see Richie back on the courts again :D

Cloudygirl
08-06-2009, 11:13 PM
he has already withdrawn from Montreal

Eimear O'Mahony
08-06-2009, 11:18 PM
Oh is that official Tori? *note to self* Check the news before putting your foot in it Eimear! Doi!!! I'm sorry to hear that :( But did I hear he's requested a WC for New Haven? So we might see him before the Open?

Cloudygirl
08-06-2009, 11:20 PM
I think it depends on an appeal. Depending on how soon it is he might voluntarily not play at all before. I imagine if it is going to be fairly soon he won't play, if its a few months in the distance he will play.

Pure speculation on my part though.

Yep 100% official he withdrew I don't know about Cincy yet he has asked for a wild card for New Haven but don't know if they've given him one.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Yeah because if he plays and the appeal is somehow succesful (not that I even want to entertain that thought!) he'd lose any points he gained playing between now and the appeal right? It's just such a mess and I can't even begin to imagine what poor Richie is going through right now

PinkFeatherBoa
08-07-2009, 01:00 AM
Updated the 1st post to include the Montreal withdrawal. Won't be the same without you there, Richie.

acd692
08-07-2009, 04:34 AM
please keep posting news or something:)

Truc
08-07-2009, 08:43 AM
The news in L'Equipe today, it sounds like he will be back in New Heaven.
He's not working with Peyre anymore, he's back with Deblicker and training in the South of France with Arnaud Clément and Deblicker at the moment. It's not sure yet he will stay with Deblicker, it might be just provisory.

Puschkin
08-07-2009, 08:48 AM
The news in L'Equipe today, it sounds like he will be back in New Heaven.
He's not working with Peyre anymore, he's back with Deblicker and training in the South of France with Arnaud Clément and Deblicker at the moment. It's not sure yet he will stay with Deblicker, it might be just provisory.

Thanks for posting. As for the next coach: Come on Fabrice, make up your mind and assume the call. No hesitation!

Getta
08-07-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for info, Fran. :)

Yes, Fab would be perfect for this role.

Tess Gray
08-07-2009, 10:08 AM
No longer with Peyre?:sad:

I agree with you, Fabrice would be the right man for the job.

*Martolina*
08-07-2009, 10:29 AM
i'm so much happy for Deblicker..
..well we have to wait another two weeks for review him
he must come back in great style
he must prove to be a man, allez richie!!
..difficult moments pass, your talent remains..

reggie1
08-07-2009, 11:22 AM
The fact that he is not working with Peyre anymore does not bode well in my mind. Has Peyre moved on because he thinks Richard will be banned? Do we know if this is just a temporary measure and Peyre will be back? I know I'm probably being alarmist but if Peyre has "jumped ship" it worries me.

*Martolina*
08-07-2009, 11:44 AM
maybe they have caught a break period only..!

Puschkin
08-07-2009, 12:34 PM
if Peyre has "jumped ship" it worries me.
This doesn't worry me. It is not that the Top Ten are queuing to be coached by Peyre, while I imagine a number of coaches wanting to try their luck with Richard, even in those difficult circumstances.

Eliande
08-07-2009, 01:08 PM
I'm actually happy that Peyre is out of the picture.

Puschkin
08-07-2009, 01:22 PM
I'm actually happy that Peyre is out of the picture.
Why?

*Martolina*
08-07-2009, 01:24 PM
I'm actually happy that Peyre is out of the picture.
I agree with you, i will be very happy if will be back Eric close our champion :angel:

duong
08-07-2009, 01:32 PM
The news in L'Equipe today, it sounds like he will be back in New Heaven.
He's not working with Peyre anymore, he's back with Deblicker and training in the South of France with Arnaud Clément and Deblicker at the moment. It's not sure yet he will stay with Deblicker, it might be just provisory.

Thanks Truc as I can see L'Equipe keeps on disliking Gasquet (like Welovetennis but this is another story :lol: ), or not being able at all to understand or consider the arguments which actually happened in front of the Tribunal.

I heard that he had not given them an interview.
Well it's L'Equipe :shrug: :lol:

Getta
08-07-2009, 01:46 PM
We're all hardwired to be fascinated by gossip.

reggie1
08-07-2009, 01:54 PM
We're all hardwired to be fascinated by gossip.I must admit I'm terrible for it :o
I'm actually sorry that Peyre has gone. I think he was a lot more realistic in what he thought Richard needed to do regarding physical training etc... However, for now I think Eric will probably be good for Richard (a collaboration between him and Peyre would have been better imho) as Eric strikes me as somebody who will be a lot more nurturing and emotionally supportive through this difficult time.

*Martolina*
08-07-2009, 01:57 PM
we know that for richie eric is as one father..now he needs a lot of affection :)

Schu
08-07-2009, 05:08 PM
I totally agree that RIchard needs support now and he did look happier with Eric. He may have been happier with Eric because eric didn't make him work so hard and at the time of the split it was time that Richard stepped it up and worked his ass off if he was going to even be a top 20 player. Who knows maybe eric pushed RIchard just as hard but had a different style?

I'm not really too concerned about who his coach is as long as the chemistry is right. A coach can only do so much and ultimatley RIchard is the one to determine how successful he will be.

IF Peyre jumped ship it doesn't really mean much - coaches and players split for all knids of reason all the time. If Peyre left because he thought Richie would get another ban then it's a good thing he did leave, Richard doesn't need that around him. But neither Peyre nor anyone knows what the outcome will be and we have no idea why he and Richard split - maybe it just wasn't working out on both sides.

Hopefully Richard NEEDS a coach next year and yes COMON Fabrice.

PinkFeatherBoa
08-07-2009, 06:29 PM
It's a shame about Peyre.. but I agree that right now what Richard needs is more support than coaching, so I do think that some time with Eric right now is a good thing until he figures out a more permanent arrangement.

Yes, I agree about Fabrice, he'd be great for Richard.

whattheheck
08-08-2009, 02:13 AM
Why would Fabrice be a better coach? Disappointed by the way Richard is not in Montreal.

~*BGT*~
08-08-2009, 03:23 AM
The news in L'Equipe today, it sounds like he will be back in New Heaven.
He's not working with Peyre anymore, he's back with Deblicker and training in the South of France with Arnaud Clément and Deblicker at the moment. It's not sure yet he will stay with Deblicker, it might be just provisory.

No more Guille-YUM??? :sobbing: But Papa Eric is back!!! :inlove:

Eliande
08-08-2009, 11:17 AM
we know that for richie eric is as one father..now he needs a lot of affection :)

Yes!
I never felt that Peyre really "cared" that much about Richard.;)

Eliande
08-08-2009, 11:20 AM
Why?

I personally never thought he was a good influence.
Some of the choices that were made I found also strange. I don't know... he just didn't seem right to me.
I'm sorry if I never liked Peyre as his coach, I just can't help it, it's the way I feel.

*Martolina*
08-08-2009, 02:52 PM
Yes!
I never felt that Peyre really "cared" that much about Richard.;)
infact, now eric can give him much psychological support :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Vlad1980
08-09-2009, 10:10 PM
I thought Peyre really made some positive changes in Richard's game...

His return of serve looked better and it was clear that he tried to work on that forehand.


With Eric in his camp again, I guess he might as well go to returning from 20 feet behind the baseline style again,

Schu
08-09-2009, 10:57 PM
I thought Peyre really made some positive changes in Richard's game...

His return of serve looked better and it was clear that he tried to work on that forehand.


With Eric in his camp again, I guess he might as well go to returning from 20 feet behind the baseline style again,

Well Richard has to get back ON the court at least before we start complaining about his game.

But I also really liked what Peyre did for his game, more aggressive and focus on improving the forehand and fitness. But that's over for whatever reason and I'm sure there are a lot of other coaches who could do the same. I suspect Eric is a temporary deal until Richard's future is clearer and he has time to find the right coach. Hopefully Richard and whoever his coach ends up being will build upon what Peyre started.

And in eric's defense, I think he knew what had to been done to Richard's game (he's not incompetent by an means)but Richard also had to be willing to do it and maybe he wasn't until he started going backwards that he was ready to try to change.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-10-2009, 10:14 AM
I'm in the Fabrice camp I have to say. I think Fabrice would do wonders for Richie mentally and could help him be a little more agressive at the net too. Another person I'd like to see coaching Richard is Brad Gilbert. I think his straight talking, no nonsense style is exactly what Richard needs right now ... the only thing that would worry me about that is if Richard would be mentally strong enough to cope with working with Gilbert if that makes sense?

reggie1
08-10-2009, 10:38 AM
No it makes perfect sense, either a match made in hell or it would work out well! I've been reading Johnny Mac's bio and he said that Gilbert just talks and talks and talks at you, even whilst you're playing a match against him so I think Richard would have trouble with him, A) actually understanding him because he talks really fast and B) actually listening to him. I could just see Richard drifting off (a bit like my husband when I nag him! :lol:). I think he would have good tactical ideas and probably toughen Richard up but I think they'd drive each other nuts probably. Also with Gilbert, I've heard that he is very much the star whenever he coaches someone (Richard probably wouldn't mind that bit) and that was apparently one of the reasons the arrangement with Roddick and Murray came to an end.
I know this is a bit out of keeping with everybody else, but I've always thought Paul Annacone or Daren Cahill would be good.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-10-2009, 10:48 AM
Darren Cahill was another possibility I was thinking of too actually Vicky so I agree with you there (Actually myself and Jen have discussed it before and we think Cahill would work for Richie and Gilbert would work for Gilles ... purely because Gilles would be more able for Gilbert than Richie). I have to agree with you though. While in theory I think Gilbert would be perfect for Rich, in practise it wouldn't be so great. As you said they'd drive each other nuts in the end and it just wouldn't work which is a shame 'cause I do think Gilbert is a brilliant coach and could do wonders for Richie's tennis

tufani
08-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Just found out the news. Wow, didn't quite expect Richard to be back to training with Deblicker to be honest. I like Eric much, but it seems like a step backwards to me.

tennis lover
08-10-2009, 05:34 PM
I don't think Gilbert would work for Richard at all. :shrug: his book is called "Winning Ugly" after all, which Richard hates to do! ;) plus he is a very, very strong personality and I feel like Richard would maybe be intimidated by him.

I actually think Richard will only work well with a French speaking coach, I just can't imagine him talking in English all the time. :shrug: just my opinion though. :p

Kournikovaism
08-10-2009, 05:36 PM
I can't stand Gilbert :o He would be a terrible choice also it is unlikely he would want an American coach.

Cloudygirl
08-10-2009, 05:40 PM
Richie and Brad Gilbert seriously?!

I absolutely can't think of anyone worse for him.

Puschkin
08-10-2009, 06:22 PM
I absolutely can't think of anyone worse for him.
I totally agree with you. Besides, Gilbert is hugely overrated as a coach. Tell me what he achieved with whom! :p

reggie1
08-10-2009, 06:36 PM
The point about him working better with a French speaking coach is very valid. He'd probably hate speaking English all the time.

Schu
08-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Aside from Fabrice I'd like Larry Stepankie (have no idea how to spell his name - the one who did a make over with Roddick and helped Gonzales before that) He looks pretty calm and cool and supportive. But I agree I can't see Richie with any coach who isn't French. I think Brad GIlbert would be a nightmare for RIchie. "Killer" Cahill wouldn't be bad either...

marina36
08-10-2009, 06:58 PM
I actually think Richard will only work well with a French speaking coach, I just can't imagine him talking in English all the time. :shrug: just my opinion though. :p

Yes, I agree with you. I can't see Richard speaking english all the time...

I don't know who is "better" between Peyre and Deblicker (in fact, I think they both did good job with Richard). I have no preference.
Wait and see...

~*BGT*~
08-10-2009, 08:29 PM
I totally agree with you. Besides, Gilbert is hugely overrated as a coach. Tell me what he achieved with whom! :p

Well, he was with Andy during the summer of 2003 when he won both masters and the USO, so... ;) :p

Puschkin
08-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Well, he was with Andy during the summer of 2003 when he won both masters and the USO, so... ;) :p
:topic: granted, but in that year Roddick's serve did not need Gilbert. :p In addition, the scheduling at the US Open was very favourable towards Roddick.

Cloudygirl
08-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Oh I think he is a great coach but he has a really really strong personality can't see Richard enjoying that at all. I think he needs someone that is almost like family to be honest.

Gretchen.
08-10-2009, 09:14 PM
Well, he was with Andy during the summer of 2003 when he won both masters and the USO, so... ;) :p

And he was with Andre Agassi for the majority of his career and helped him out of his slump ;) :p

But yes Richie needs someone more nice and French hehe

reggie1
08-10-2009, 09:21 PM
Aside from Fabrice I'd like Larry Stepankie (have no idea how to spell his name - the one who did a make over with Roddick and helped Gonzales before that) He looks pretty calm and cool and supportive. But I agree I can't see Richie with any coach who isn't French. I think Brad GIlbert would be a nightmare for RIchie. "Killer" Cahill wouldn't be bad either...
Mcenroe really rated Stefanki in his book, he said that he had this positive and calm vibe that radiated from him and made him good to be around. I think all of us Gasquetaires could do with some of that atm! I feel a bit wrung out lately as I'm sure we all do, it's certainly been stormy weather :o

Schu
08-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Mcenroe really rated Stefanki in his book, he said that he had this positive and calm vibe that radiated from him and made him good to be around. I think all of us Gasquetaires could do with some of that atm! I feel a bit wrung out lately as I'm sure we all do, it's certainly been stormy weather :o

Yes, but not 1/100th as wrung out as I imagine Richie feels - the guy has been through the wringer hasn't he and it still isn't over.

Yea I like Stefnaki he looks calm, fatherly but also a bit stern and demanding (sort of like a mix between papa eric and Peyre - the perfect combo) but he's Roddick's coach now and he's not french so ...

tennis lover
08-11-2009, 12:23 AM
Stefanki's taken :p ;)

scmom
08-11-2009, 12:53 AM
I cannot imagine Richard with a coach who is not french speaking for the most part. I just don't really know of any coaches in France that would do - Forget ? Noah? Fabrice ? I don't think any of those guys are available or coaching .
Someone like Wilander maybe - does he speak french?
Gilbert - well , I do think he is a great coach , has really helped make winners out of his players - Agassi, Roddick - but his constant blathering would probably drive Richard crazy - although as he blathers nonstop about American sports , Richard probably would not really get most of it - He goes on and on about the Raiders, the Oakland baseball teams - I am sure neither of those topics would interest Richard in the least.
Cahill would be a great choice - but again - not french speaking.
I think for now , we have to settle on Deblicker , and hope for the best .

Gretchen.
08-11-2009, 03:28 AM
Stefanki's taken :p ;)

Doesn't mean he isn't willing to share himself ;) :p

PinkFeatherBoa
08-11-2009, 04:19 AM
Brad Gilbert. *shudder* Not that I don't think he is a good coach but what a mismatch that would be.

Agree with those suggesting that he should stick to French speaking coaching, couldn't imagine him having to speak English that often.

Wilander was an interestings uggestion but I think he is simply too busy with all his TV commentary commitments and occasional Senior tour matches.Richie needs someone with more time to be 'hands on'.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-11-2009, 03:00 PM
Yup you're all correct about Gilbert which is why I said while I think he would be good for Richie they would be a match made in hell and their personalities would just NOT work and Richard would be too intimidated. Very few French guys (I think Gael is the only exception ... correct me if I'm wrong) go outside of France so it is very much likely Richie will stay in France for his next coach. Personally I think going outside of France worked wonders for Gael and might help Richie too ... give him a bit of freedom away from France and the pressure he feels in France ... just my opinion :)

Puschkin
08-11-2009, 03:33 PM
Personally I think going outside of France worked wonders for Gael and might help Richie too ...
:topic: Commentators in Gael's match yesterady against Safin heavily disagree with you. ;) They kept saying that Gael has learned nothing with Rasheed (spelling?) and that he plays his old crazy game as before. That did not prevent him from winning against Marat, though.

Cloudygirl
08-11-2009, 04:47 PM
imo when Gael first changed coach he really changed his game but now he plays just as far behind the baseline as he ever did and his game is just as defensive now.

reggie1
08-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Yes, but not 1/100th as wrung out as I imagine Richie feels - the guy has been through the wringer hasn't he and it still isn't over.


:shrug: I didn't mean anything by it, it was just a throw away comment. It just would be great for all us and Richard if there was a bit of good news for a change.

Gretchen.
08-11-2009, 08:34 PM
Yes indeed with Gael when he started to work with Roger Rasheed you could see some changes and he had that win over Rafa in the beginning of the year, but now he's gone back to pushing and defending for the most part of his matches.I like Roger he is a good coach, he worked well with Hewitt,but maybe Frenchies are just meant to stick with Frenchies.For right now we just have to trust Richie I guess in the choices he makes for his coach and his team and hope that it works out for the best.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-11-2009, 10:59 PM
I don't know what commentators you were listening to Margareta but in the UK they were saying that Rasheed had done wonders for Gael and he's finding a balance between being aggressive and playing behind the baseline and I happen to agree with them. But that's tennis. It's all about opinions and I respect yours :) But to bring it back on topic to Richie I truly believe he'd benefit from being away from the FFT at the moment and just focus on his game away from France and the only way he'll do that is by a non-French coach. I just think it's what would be best for Richie but that's just my opinion

Cloudygirl
08-11-2009, 11:02 PM
I had an english stream for his last match, might have been tennis tv I think and they were being quite critical about what he has achieved lately with Rasheed.

Gretchen.
08-11-2009, 11:05 PM
But that's the point Rasheed isn't actually a famed coach.When he coached Hewitt that was the first time he had coached a really good player or was even serious in terms of coaching.Everybody was really surprised as to how good of a job he did with Lleyton at the end of 04 and the 05 season.Right now I think we are seeing his inexperience with Gael because now coming back from injury Gael is slipping back into pusher status and Rasheed seems to not be doing much about it.That is why clay kind of worked for Gael this year, just get everyting back.Even though he was in a bit of pain during the Federer match, Fed really showed his weakness and to think so many people said it was going to be such a close match.

I'm sure there are many peole in France Richard could hire to coach him or someone who speaks French or whatever but right now he's with Eric.Just be glad he's at least practicing a bit :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
08-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Well I was watching Sky Sports this afternoon (not sure who was commentating. I think it might have been Barry Cowan and Sam Smith) but anyway ... I'm entitled to my opinion and I'm sticking to it ;) I like Gael's game and I was rooting for him all the way against Safin so I was pretty stoked he won. Let's hope we can get back to talking about Richie playing matches again soon :) And I have to agree, whoever he has coaching him and whether we agree with him or not lets just be thankful Richie is back on the court again holding a tennis racket in his hands and practising

Schu
08-12-2009, 12:02 AM
lets just be thankful Richie is back on the court again holding a tennis racket in his hands and practising

Well rumor has it that he's been practicing but have we actually SEEN him on a court practicing? Usually some pics show up of him somewhere but it's like he's hiding out. Maybe it's because he's not practicing in Paris :shrug:

Puschkin
08-13-2009, 06:19 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=147315
no Cincy, after all.

Gretchen.
08-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Anybody have as to a reason why?
Is he still saying that he isn't physically ready? :sad:

Eimear O'Mahony
08-13-2009, 06:34 PM
Sorry to say it but at this stage it's a mental thing rather than a physical thing and unfortunately they're the hardest thing to overcome. Personally, I think Richard will sit the rest of this season out and come back fresh and ready next season. If you ask me, he should get back on the saddle straight away and come back now but only Richard can make that decision and right now it's looking like mentally he just isn't ready

Gretchen.
08-13-2009, 06:36 PM
I know it's more mental, he is the one saying he isn't physically ready.

Schu
08-13-2009, 06:53 PM
Personally, I think Richard will sit the rest of this season out and come back fresh and ready next season. If you ask me, he should get back on the saddle straight away and come back now but only Richard can make that decision and right now it's looking like mentally he just isn't ready

Hate to say it but I could see that happening too. I posted on the other thread that I see a real possibility that he misses the USO also. He did recently sign up for Metz - mid-late September. Maybe he'll ease into things on his home turf. I'm SO PISSED that this whole ordeal is because of a grain of salt's worth of cocaine he didn't even know he took!

I agree with the back in the saddle theory but as you say none of us are in his shoes and only he can make the decision when he is ready to play. All us fans just have to be patient and support him whenever he does come back.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-13-2009, 06:57 PM
To be honest with you Schu I totally agree with you about the US Open. We can pretty much forget about him being there. No self-respecting top tennis player would go to a Grand Slam having no matches under their belt. Even Federer is going to Montreal and Cincy rather than go with no practise to the US Open. I will be stunned if we see Richie back before next year ... maybe he might play the lower key French tournaments towards the end of the year but he definitely won't play Bercy or any of the big tournaments i wouldn't think ... but that's just my opinion anyway and as you say Schu we need to be patient and support him when he does come back

Cloudygirl
08-13-2009, 07:01 PM
I think he might use USO to come back to be honest because a masters tournie has a smaller draw and this gives spotlight and expectations to him. USO is massive tournament with big draw I think he will hope that he will slip beneath the radar.

Schu
08-13-2009, 07:05 PM
I think he might use USO to come back to be honest because a masters tournie has a smaller draw and this gives spotlight and expectations to him. USO is massive tournament with big draw I think he will hope that he will slip beneath the radar.

True, Would you explain that to him... use whatever it takes to convince him ;)

Eimear O'Mahony
08-13-2009, 07:14 PM
That's a nice idea Tori but, to be honest, I think whenever Richard goes back playing he's going to be the big headline. Richard comes back from drugs ban is going to be massive whether its at Flushing Meadows or wherever else it might be. Personally I think Montreal would have been perfect. Now he DEFINITELY would have been under the radar here with Fed having babies and Rafa's comeback but now the focus will be completely back on him

Cloudygirl
08-13-2009, 07:23 PM
True, Would you explain that to him... use whatever it takes to convince him ;)

if you can arrange for em to meet him I would do that with much pleasure ;) As said previously by me though slapping may be involved unfortunately ;)

That's a nice idea Tori but, to be honest, I think whenever Richard goes back playing he's going to be the big headline. Richard comes back from drugs ban is going to be massive whether its at Flushing Meadows or wherever else it might be. Personally I think Montreal would have been perfect. Now he DEFINITELY would have been under the radar here with Fed having babies and Rafa's comeback but now the focus will be completely back on him

I disagree on that one. Its a small draw, there is a huge interest in French players in Canada. His camp said USO they never said he would play Montreal or Cincy we just hoped that he would. I haven't read anything that makes me think he will delay his come back so I'm hoping to see him at USO.

Mentally he has to be ready and if he has set himself the target of USO then hopefully he will reach his goal.

Puschkin
08-13-2009, 07:35 PM
I disagree on that one. Its a small draw, there is a huge interest in French players in Canada. His camp said USO they never said he would play Montreal or Cincy we just hoped that he would.
I fully agree. Even before the appeal, he did not mention Montreal or Cincy, it was us hoping for more.

Mentally he has to be ready and if he has set himself the target of USO then hopefully he will reach his goal.
I agree again. It is well possible that a programme was worked out and a schedule developed. And they decided to stick with it.

However, I also agree that it would be good to play a tourney before the US Open. There is still New Haven, including playing qualies there.

Eimear O'Mahony
08-13-2009, 07:37 PM
Whenever his comeback is we just have to trust that Richie and his team know what they're doing and it'll be beneficial rather than detrimental to Richard's career. Personally I wouldn't mind him taking the rest of the year off if it meant he was totally ready next year rather than play a few tourneys with pressure and bomb in the first round. It all depends on where Richie is mentally and only his coach and people close to him and Richard himself know that

Getta
08-14-2009, 01:26 AM
However, I also agree that it would be good to play a tourney before the US Open. There is still New Haven, including playing qualies there.

As far as I know both Richie and Baggy have asked for WCs into the main draw. Marcos said in his site (http://www.baghdatis.com/articles/view/marcos-withdraws-) that he's gonna play New Haven. I guess that his request has been accepted, although not yet officially confirmed. It's a bit unlikely the Americans give a second WC to a foreigner. :shrug: Anyway, we'll see what happens.

Cloudygirl
08-14-2009, 01:29 AM
Why the heck would they give Baggy a wild card over Richie? Richie has a higher ranking and unfortunately with the whole notoriety has a far higher profile for ticket sales.

Getta
08-14-2009, 01:35 AM
Perhaps Richie has lost his interest in playing New Haven and gave up totally...

PinkFeatherBoa
08-14-2009, 02:25 AM
Hopefully they'll both have got one. :unsure:

Who else is in the running? Isner and Dent were confirmed so it's Ginepri who wants one? Did Blake really ask for one, if so that is ****.

acd692
08-17-2009, 02:10 AM
any news? or we will have to wait until friday when the draw comes out?
i have a strong feeling that he will play until USOpen, not before..

whattheheck
08-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Why would he wait till the US Open before playing? I don't understand that.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 02:59 AM
Gasquet plays M.Rubin in the 1st Round of the Qualifiers in New Haven

Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3348/qs.pdf

PinkFeatherBoa
08-22-2009, 03:03 AM
Aha there it is, it would come out 2 minutes after I looked! Thanks for posting it, Immz.

Is it wrong that I got incredibly excited just to see his name in a draw again?!

Welcome back and Good luck in New Haven.

bleu_cheese
08-22-2009, 03:05 AM
Unless he's really rusty, Gil is the only one he has to worry about. Good luck.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 03:08 AM
U Play 1st & 2nd Round on Saturday.

Getta
08-22-2009, 03:09 AM
so, Richie has to win three matches to reach the main draw.

allez Richie :rocker2:

hope he plays Baggy in the first round of MD... that is the irony of it...

Kournikovaism
08-22-2009, 03:09 AM
Richie at one end of the draw sheet and the Russian Sex God at the other. :) :) This will be very interesting qualifying for me (and Danielle ;))

PinkFeatherBoa
08-22-2009, 03:12 AM
hope he plays Baggy in the first round of MD... that is the irony of it...

I was thinking that the minute I saw Baggy was drawn to play a Qualifier. Though since he's my next fave in the draw, I don't really want it to happen. (;

Gretchen.
08-22-2009, 03:13 AM
:banana: :bounce: :bounce:

So I am going tomorrow :D
I was checking order of play but they don't list who is on what court yet, hopefully they do soon but anyways I shall be there and then back here to report ;)

Edit-

Nvm just saw the order of play has been updated he is second on Grandstand :)

Getta
08-22-2009, 03:21 AM
I was thinking that the minute I saw Baggy was drawn to play a Qualifier. Though since he's my next fave in the draw, I don't really want it to happen. (;

hehe, it might look a win-win scenario right now... i'm a huge fan of both players... by some rare diabolic coincidence they find their careers hampered by their "past" at the moment...

PinkFeatherBoa
08-22-2009, 03:39 AM
Jen, have fun. Well, I'm sure that you will do. ;)


hehe, it might look a win-win scenario right now... i'm a huge fan of both players... by some rare diabolic coincidence they find their careers hampered by their "past" at the moment...

Well I suppose if I look at it as a win-win situation, then it is not such a bad draw idea. Yeah, let's hope less frustrating times are ahead for both of them.

Not to get ahead of the fact that he has to win 3 matches first of course, any match is potentially tricky when you're rusty. Rubin looks hopefully to be a nice ease-back into it opponent but the likes of Gil and Brendan Evans could be tougher.

I can't believe I'm dissecting his Qualie draw, I really must have lower expectations for his return than I thought. Seriously, I'm sure he'll do fine.

bleu_cheese
08-22-2009, 03:46 AM
hehe, it might look a win-win scenario right now... i'm a huge fan of both players... by some rare diabolic coincidence they find their careers hampered by their "past" at the moment...
I like Baghdatis a lot, but unfortunately that's the best spot in the draw for a qualifier. :shrug: Although, the spot near Fish would be fun...

Davodus
08-22-2009, 03:46 AM
Nice to see him in a tournament again :yeah:

acd692
08-22-2009, 03:53 AM
yay! finally!..for me it's being ages.. please if someones goes to his match take pics!!:)

~*BGT*~
08-22-2009, 04:25 AM
This almost makes me wanna cry :sobbing: Bonne Chance Richie...

Richie at one end of the draw sheet and the Russian Sex God at the other. :) :) This will be very interesting qualifying for me (and Danielle ;))

I saw his name and got another surprise. :D I was squealing while reading the draw and my sister said, "What's wrong with you?" I said, "My babies are back!" :rolls:

Vlad1980
08-22-2009, 04:33 AM
Anyone is going to the qualies?

I might be there for Richie's match.

Schu
08-22-2009, 04:58 AM
For some strange reason When I click on the draw link on this site or the tournament site - all I get is "Tournament Information not Available yet" so I'm gonna trust you guys that he really is in the draw but I must admit I really do want to see his name on a draw again.

When I saw that Baggy drew a qualifier I thought the same as you guys, two of my favs could knock each other out first round but then I said - wait a sec Richie has to make it that far and he hasn't played a match in 4 months. Does he have to win 3 matches in 2 days? - I see blisters coming :tape:

Anyone who goes - please scream your head off for him and take some pics so we can really see him on the court. ALLEZ RIchie (feels good to say that again). If I'm home when he plays I might even watch the scoreboard for his match.

Davodus
08-22-2009, 07:20 AM
GRANDSTAND
Starting at 9am
ATP:
Ryan SWEETING (USA)
vs
Vincent SPADEA (USA)

ATP:
Richard GASQUET (FRA)
vs
Michael RUBIN (USA)


:woohoo: good luck! Jen will be there, so she is gonna take plenty of photos and give us a report :yeah:

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 07:58 AM
Go on Richie pls double bagel all Americans in revenge for them not giving you a wild card.

I hope Jen shouts her heart out.

Naina
08-22-2009, 08:38 AM
Good Luck Richie :bounce:
I missed him and just so glad he is back :D

marina36
08-22-2009, 09:53 AM
:banana:
It's so good to see his name in a draw!!! :D:D
I was excited before seeing the draw and the OOP...

Allez Richard!

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 12:15 PM
WTF??? He's in the qualies?

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Shitty organizers. They should've given him a wild card.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 02:39 PM
Spadea v Sweeting isnt on the SB like the other matches...is their a Delay or something?

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 02:43 PM
Now the matches r coming onto SB....Allow it being like Newport Qualifiers, they will show the Names and then again when the match finishes!

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 02:46 PM
I hope not. Argh I hope he just gets through it ok.

reggie1
08-22-2009, 02:54 PM
I feel really nervous for him, I wonder how Jen and Valerie are getting on?

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Court 3, A & C r on the Score Board, but not the other Courts including Grandstand where Richie will be on.

Davodus
08-22-2009, 02:59 PM
I'm hoping Jen took her iPhone, then she can come on msn or here and tell us scores :lol:

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 03:18 PM
Its all alright now, all Scores r on the SB!

Spadea v Sweeting match jus started in the 2nd Game, Sweeting a Break Up.

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm hoping Jen took her iPhone, then she can come on msn or here and tell us scores :lol:

If you get her on MSN can you update me as I don't have MSN ;)

I am hoping for a running commentary from her ;)

Davodus
08-22-2009, 03:31 PM
If she comes online and tells me scores I will post them here :lol: and she better :armed:

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 03:36 PM
she should have figured out a way to livestream it for us ;)

I don't ask for much.

mayagaller
08-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Thyis is a happy day! I won't even complain if he loses (yet! ;)). Just sooo happy to see him back!

Schu
08-22-2009, 03:53 PM
I hope Richie knows how nuts his fans are. We are sitting here waiting for his QUALIFYING match of an MM tournie to show up on the scoreboard!

I've got to go but when I come back I hope to see a double bagel FOR richie (or at least an easy win, I don't have to be that greedy) and pics from our i-reporters at New Haven.

BONNE CHANCE RICHIE!!!

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Im hoping for 6-0 6-0 for Richie... Not 2 much...

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 03:54 PM
Lets hope Richie finishes the match easy, he would have 2 play his 2nd Round match aswell today.

Davodus
08-22-2009, 04:01 PM
she should have figured out a way to livestream it for us ;)

I don't ask for much.

Not much at all :lol: It's totally fair

marina36
08-22-2009, 04:08 PM
Im hoping for 6-0 6-0 for Richie... Not 2 much...

I hope the same! :D:D
Seriously, I just hope an esay win..

I'm so impatient to see his name on the scoreboard!!!

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:24 PM
His name is on the SB....

Rubin 2 Serve 1st.

reggie1
08-22-2009, 04:26 PM
Well I'm rather disappointed that Jen didn't actually get the tournie changed to a venue in between all of our homes so that we could all go and see him, it's the least she could do really :lol: Poor Jen, she's probably thinking "I must get this pic or give this update" because she knows we are all desperate for news and photos. I hope she remembers to have a good time, bless her.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:28 PM
2nd Serve

Double Fault

0-15

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:30 PM
2 Break Points Gasquet

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:31 PM
R.Gasquet *1-0 M.Rubin.

Gasquet Breaks In The 1st Game!

Davodus
08-22-2009, 04:31 PM
Well I'm rather disappointed that Jen didn't actually get the tournie changed to a venue in between all of our homes so that we could all go and see him, it's the least she could do really :lol: Poor Jen, she's probably thinking "I must get this pic or give this update" because she knows we are all desperate for news and photos. I hope she remembers to have a good time, bless her.

I had that for Brisbane this year, trying to get as much info and as many photos as I could for the first tournament of the year, and believe me, you still have an absolute awesome time ;)

break in the first game :D

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:34 PM
R.Gasquet 2-0* M.Rubin.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:37 PM
R.Gasquet *2-1 M.Rubin.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:41 PM
R.Gasquet 3-1* M.Rubin.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:43 PM
R.Gasquet *4-1 M.Rubin.

Gasquet A Double Break Up!

Davodus
08-22-2009, 04:46 PM
From Jen (when I asked how he is playing)
pretty good, serve is working well and i saw some nice backhands, and hopefully he finishes soon ccause rain is a coming

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:47 PM
R.Gasquet 5-1* M.Rubin.

InfiniteSadness
08-22-2009, 04:49 PM
Allez Richard!

:wavey: everyone

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:49 PM
R.Gasquet *5-2 M.Rubin.

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 04:50 PM
wow they are playing quick I left at the end of the first set of the previous match to pop to the supermarket and I come back and had already missed 6 games.

Come on Richie.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:52 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 0-0* M.Rubin.

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set 6-2

marina36
08-22-2009, 04:53 PM
6/2 :)

Acer
08-22-2009, 04:53 PM
Allez :bounce:

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 04:55 PM
I wonder what the atmosphere there is like. I hope the crowd are ok.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 04:57 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *1-0 M.Rubin.

Gasquet Breaks In The 1st Game In The 2nd Set!

Naina
08-22-2009, 04:58 PM
Break to start the second set :D
Smooth sailing so far :worship:

Davodus
08-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Jen spotted a fistpump :lol:

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 04:59 PM
have you seen the stats. Impressive. Of course they should be given that he shouldn't be playing quallies at all but it is his first match and therefore very nerve wracking

1st serve points won 12/14
2nd serve points won 5/6

marina36
08-22-2009, 05:00 PM
From Jen (when I asked how he is playing)
pretty good, serve is working well and i saw some nice backhands, and hopefully he finishes soon ccause rain is a coming

Thanks! ;)

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:00 PM
15-40. 2 Break Points Rubin!

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:01 PM
I wonder what the atmosphere there is like. I hope the crowd are ok.

Jen says:
oh yeah there isn't that many people and most are kind of in the back or keep leaving and coming back, but it's fine, it's not the best weather so i'm guessing people are waiting for it to rain any second but don't worry they are fine

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:01 PM
1 Saved, 1 2 Go!

Naina
08-22-2009, 05:02 PM
Damn he got broken :(

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:02 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 1-1* M.Rubin.

Rubin Breaks Back.

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:02 PM
ok will bite lip and not moan cos I promised but Richard you had better break again.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:06 PM
40-30

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:07 PM
Next questions for Jen if you speak to her. Does he look fatter ;) and how is his forehand looking?

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:08 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *1-2 M.Rubin.

acd692
08-22-2009, 05:10 PM
go richard!!:D

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:13 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 2-2* M.Rubin.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:15 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *2-3 M.Rubin.

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:16 PM
Next questions for Jen if you speak to her. Does he look fatter ;) and how is his forehand looking?

I already asked her those things :lol: she said he looks the same, and he is shanking a lot of forehands (timing must be a bit off, which is understandable) But she has said a few times that he hit a nice forehand winner

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:18 PM
I already asked her those things :lol: she said he looks the same, and he is shanking a lot of forehands (timing must be a bit off, which is understandable) But she has said a few times that he hit a nice forehand winner


heehee we are all so predictable. I bet his timing is off only to be expected after 4 months out.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:20 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 3-3* M.Rubin.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:21 PM
30-30

Chance 4 Gasquet!

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Deuce

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:22 PM
AD Gasquet- BP

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:23 PM
How is your scoreboard ahead of mine?

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:23 PM
Rubin Saves It. Deuce

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:24 PM
How is your scoreboard ahead of mine?

:confused::confused:

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:24 PM
heehee we are all so predictable. I bet his timing is off only to be expected after 4 months out.

Yeah exactly, though Jen said he is playing too passively at the moment :lol:

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:25 PM
AD Gasquet- BP

Gasquet Breaks

R.Gasquet 6-2 *4-3 M.Rubin.

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:25 PM
Yeah exactly, though Jen said he is playing too passively at the moment :lol:

Tell her to yell attack at him :devil:

Mind you she might freak him out and put him off.
Is he playing 5 million miles behind the baseline?

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:28 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 5-3* M.Rubin.

Rubin To Serve 2 Stay In The Match!

marina36
08-22-2009, 05:29 PM
Is he playing 5 million miles behind the baseline?

:D good question!!

5/3 Allez!!!

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:30 PM
Tell her to yell attack at him :devil:

Mind you she might freak him out and put him off.
Is he playing 5 million miles behind the baseline?

I told her to tell him to be more aggressive :lol:

Jen said on some points he is very far behind, some he is up, some he is in the middle :lol: so yeah, that's the same I guess

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:31 PM
30-30

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Meh I swear I am going to make him practice with barbed wire behind him.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Rubin Saves A Match Point @ 30-40- 2nd Serve!

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:34 PM
Jen says he is being very passive on the match points :o

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:34 PM
Match Point Number 3, Take It Richie!!

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:34 PM
grrr she needs to yell rude things at him.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:35 PM
GSM Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-3

Naina
08-22-2009, 05:35 PM
HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers :bounce:

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:35 PM
:woohoo:

I know the guy is only ranked 922, but it is good to see him play a clean, easy match straight up :yeah:

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Yay now tell Jen to lynch him for not taking the first match point ;)

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Match only lasted 01:06:47

Lets Hope He Is Fresh & Ready For Vemic Later On!!

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 05:37 PM
He had better be.

Davodus
08-22-2009, 05:37 PM
:lol:

she said he was smiling pretty happily after that

It must be a relief

marina36
08-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Yesss!! It's so good to "see" a win!

Tess Gray
08-22-2009, 06:15 PM
:yeah: Nice Richard!:D Great to have you back.

~*BGT*~
08-22-2009, 06:18 PM
I slept through the match. :sobbing: not that I would have been able to see anything but still. :tears: I'm so happy he's won :D but we have another match to worry about today.

Schu
08-22-2009, 08:03 PM
Yeah an easy win!

I just got back from playing tennis - first time in 2 months after a back injury and DAMN it was UGLY. Glad to see Richie came up with a win, even if the guy is like 1000 in the world.

It must be a HUGE relief for him to get that first match over with a win. He's been known to loose to guys like this even in his prime so this is good.

Is Eric with him? His mom?

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Richie is back on court guys.

marina36
08-22-2009, 08:33 PM
Yeah! 1/0 Richard. Vemic on serve

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Good question who is with Richie. I presume Eric but who else?

Vlad1980
08-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Eric is sitting couple meters from me and thats it for this match.
Allez!

marina36
08-22-2009, 08:42 PM
2/2
Allez!!

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 08:43 PM
Eric is sitting couple meters from me and thats it for this match.
Allez!

are you at the match?

Schu
08-22-2009, 08:44 PM
I refuse to be a nervous wreck watching the scoreboard of a qualies match so I'm going shopping and hope to "see" another win when I get back. Allez Richie!

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 08:45 PM
R.Gasquet 3-2* D.Vemic

Schu
08-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Eric is sitting couple meters from me and thats it for this match.
Allez!

We want all the scoop and your expert analysis of the match.

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 08:49 PM
I refuse to be a nervous wreck watching the scoreboard of a qualies match so I'm going shopping and hope to "see" another win when I get back. Allez Richie!


I just keep having a quick nervous look every now and then. It's worse than a livestream.

You just can't see how good or bad it is.

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 08:51 PM
R.Gasquet 4-3* D.Vemic

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 08:57 PM
R.Gasquet 5-4* D.Vemic

Gasquet 17/17 On 1st Serves Won!!

marina36
08-22-2009, 09:03 PM
R.Gasquet 5-4* D.Vemic

Gasquet 17/17 On 1st Serves Won!!

Now, 19/21...
30A. Allez Richard!

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:04 PM
R.Gasquet 6-5* D.Vemic

Cloudygirl
08-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Can someone who is there please shout break you muppet at him ;)

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:08 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 D.Vemic

1st Set Tie-Break

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:11 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*1-2) D.Vemic

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:12 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (3-2*) D.Vemic

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:13 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*3-4) D.Vemic

Tess Gray
08-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Anyone got a link to the livescores? :) Thanks

ImmzB
08-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Triple Set Point Vemic