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Sydney SF - Gasquet def. Benneteau 6:4 7:5

gaitare
01-15-2010, 05:49 AM
Another very nice comeback set, looking very solid, apart from serve, of course :)

Black Friday
01-15-2010, 05:50 AM
Tough match but got through. :yeah:

bleu_cheese
01-15-2010, 05:50 AM
A milquetoast affair. No emotion from either players. Gasquet looked disinterested until the last games of each set. Hope he plays with more intensity in the final, and wins it with style :yeah:.

my0118
01-15-2010, 05:51 AM
Not a particularily interesting match, but Gasquet went through to the final.
The last point was kinda funny.

Deivid23
01-15-2010, 05:51 AM
If I were Benneteau´s coach I´d shoot myself

orangehat
01-15-2010, 05:52 AM
3 threads :spit:

Allez richard!
Serving still a bit :scratch:

gulzhan
01-15-2010, 05:53 AM
2 sets again, which is good. Hope Richard does not get too tired after the final cause he will play Youzhny, and probably on Monday.

TMJordan
01-15-2010, 05:53 AM
Clown like performance from Benneteau.

Puschkin
01-15-2010, 05:54 AM
Another very nice comeback set, looking very solid, apart from serve, of course :)

I dare to disagree. An average first set from Richard, even flatter in the second. However, he turned it on when he was three set points down, from then all blockages removed, and he showed that he can do more on tennis court than withdrawing 4 meters behind the baseline and hit stunning BHs from there. A bit lucky on MP, but I don't think it would have changed the outcome.

Moaning finished. :o Great to see him in the final :) and hoping it will be against Marcos.

gulzhan
01-15-2010, 05:54 AM
3 threads :spit:



I seriously considered to open a fourth one :tape: :lol:

gulzhan
01-15-2010, 05:55 AM
Great to see him in the final :) and hoping it will be against Marcos.

Davai, Marcos! :rocker2:

~*BGT*~
01-15-2010, 05:56 AM
Allez. :) My sig says it all :D

simplet
01-15-2010, 05:56 AM
Really strange attitude from Gasquet, especially in the second set. Don't think I've ever seen him like that.

Yves.
01-15-2010, 05:56 AM
Very nice comeback! I hope he reaches top ten again:rocker2:

chowdahead25
01-15-2010, 05:57 AM
If I were Benneteau´s coach I´d shoot myself

:spit:
I agree. Wasnt he 2*-5 15-40 up in the 2nd or something?

Deivid23
01-15-2010, 05:59 AM
Really strange attitude from Gasquet, especially in the second set. Don't think I've ever seen him like that.

lol

Langers
01-15-2010, 06:01 AM
0-40 I think.

Puschkin
01-15-2010, 06:02 AM
0-40 I think.
3*-5 0-40, so 3 SPs for Julien.

Vlad1980
01-15-2010, 06:03 AM
Really strange attitude from Gasquet, especially in the second set. Don't think I've ever seen him like that.

It was almost like he felt bad for Julien and kinda did not feel like beating him... then at 3-5 he realized he was still in very winnable tennis match and finished it off. First part of second set had least intensity I have seen in any recent semifinal.

my0118
01-15-2010, 06:05 AM
3 threads :spit:

Allez richard!
Serving still a bit :scratch:


I thought no one had posted it yet. :o :lol:

simplet
01-15-2010, 06:18 AM
lol

What's so funny? I don't mean disinterested and lazy, I've seen him like that tons of times. I mean being so passive and then so cocky and nonchalant when he came back at the end of the set. Like the commentators said he saved 3 bps at 3-5 0-40 in such an arrogant manner that it perhaps troubled Benneteau. He hit like two succesive second serves bang on the line at full speed, and then some huge winners and cute shots barely moving, like he couldn't care less. Really weird.

Deivid23
01-15-2010, 06:22 AM
What's so funny? I don't mean disinterested and lazy, I've seen him like that tons of times. I mean being so passive and then so cocky and nonchalant when he came back at the end of the set. Like the commentators said he saved 3 bps at 3-5 0-40 in such an arrogant manner that it perhaps troubled Benneteau. He hit like two succesive second serves bang on the line at full speed, and then some huge winners and cute shots barely moving, like he couldn't care less. Really weird.

And your point is? Gasquet has always done things like this during his whole career

simplet
01-15-2010, 06:25 AM
And your point is? Gasquet has always done things like this during his whole career

Being cocky? Maybe when he was young then. I don't remember him being that arrogant in a match. Do you have examples?

Deivid23
01-15-2010, 06:29 AM
Being cocky? Maybe when he was young then. I don't remember him being that arrogant in a match. Do you have examples?

He´s cocky in his attitude basically in every match:

Mr Richard "Why should I keep running when I can hit a big shot no matter it goes in or wide" Gasquet :shrug:

simplet
01-15-2010, 06:35 AM
He´s cocky in his attitude basically in every match:

Mr Richard "Why should I keep running when I can hit a big shot no matter it goes in or wide" Gasquet :shrug:

Right, so basically we're not even talking about the same thing and you have no examples anyway. Thank you for your contribution.

*Jean*
01-15-2010, 06:44 AM
Richard :D :D

but-it's-ok
01-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Whatever the usual moans and groans people have about Richie,he's taken advantage of a draw that looked doable from the start,congrats to him on reaching the final,well done and good luck,go win the title!:rocker2:

born_on_clay
01-15-2010, 12:02 PM
Good to see Richard winning

jrm
01-15-2010, 01:39 PM
Julie :sad:

Guille.
01-15-2010, 02:15 PM
take the title :woohoo:

tennishero
01-15-2010, 02:29 PM
benneteau is a very good player, surprised he hasnt won anything big yet.

gasquet's forehand was too good though.