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Early Harcourt Season 2010

soulage
01-30-2010, 01:55 PM
Arno has entered 4 tournaments in a row Zagreb, Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai which is outdoor.

For Zabreb Arno draws Ljubicic an other Blake for Arno :devil: Ivan must have win their last 8 matches lol well he has injured a bit his foot in AO this week and retired from doubles :confused: But Ljubicic for Arno it sounds like a bye bye. Pity :sad: I just watch the H2H and it will be their 11 official meeting :eek: and after winning the two first arno lost the 8 following :o

Catchie
01-30-2010, 10:17 PM
Can't wait 'till Rotterdam :bounce:

kukka
02-02-2010, 01:35 PM
1st round: Arnaud Clément & Olivier Rochus def. Jamie Delgado & Frank Moser 4-6, 7-5, 10-8 :)

Elina

Via
02-03-2010, 12:48 AM
ljubicic's match still hasn't played?

soulage
02-03-2010, 10:32 AM
It's this afternoon, they are the h2h of the day on atp website with the 8-2 wins for ljubicic lol and now a meet in croatia in indoor :devil:

soulage
02-03-2010, 02:16 PM
follow some games of the first set and it was boring. Arnaud is not playing well not enough agressiv and just see that he's down a break in the second. The nineth wins in a row for ljubicic seems on his way :o

it's done 6-7(4)/3-6 From what i saw Arno didn't play well making tons of UE, the match was boring with no rythm and the second set has been only frustration for arno after losing that first set on the tie-break and having some opportunities in the first set. After he has surely think about the loss and was not positiv on court. Well, 4 tournaments and 3 first round exit :rolleyes: next weeks the field are great so to win a match in rotterdam, marseille or dubai it will be tough.

Catchie
02-03-2010, 11:44 PM
follow some games of the first set and it was boring. Arnaud is not playing well not enough agressiv and just see that he's down a break in the second. The nineth wins in a row for ljubicic seems on his way :o

it's done 6-7(4)/3-6 From what i saw Arno didn't play well making tons of UE, the match was boring with no rythm and the second set has been only frustration for arno after losing that first set on the tie-break and having some opportunities in the first set. After he has surely think about the loss and was not positiv on court. Well, 4 tournaments and 3 first round exit :rolleyes: next weeks the field are great so to win a match in rotterdam, marseille or dubai it will be tough.

He's going to make at least second round in Rotterdam, I'm sure ;)

Via
02-04-2010, 12:48 AM
thanks for the report soulage. this doesn't sound good, especially when i heard that ljubicic was in fact injured. maybe arno was still jet lagged lol or maybe he needs to enter another tournament with seb and do revenges for him :tape:

and how come catchie can guarantee arno doesn't fall at rotterdam? do you know the tournament director ;)

Kezzi
02-04-2010, 08:25 AM
Everyone knows the tournament director, when walking around the grounds he might get even more attention than some of the players... It's Richard Krajicek. :p

But I think my sister is just being positive in the hope it works. ;)

soulage
02-04-2010, 09:53 AM
It will depend also of the draw cos Djoko or Davydenko or Blake or Ljubicic :o Yesterday he didn't play well and i didn't find him very motivated and slow on his legs. Where is the arno from Auckland ? He needs to improve his level of playing and he can do it :angel:. He's still in Zagreb as he plays the double with oli today.

I hope he will play well in front of you next week like that you will see the nice arno :angel:

soulage
02-04-2010, 07:41 PM
They are in semi-final that they will play tomorrow afternoon.
Arno was cheering Sidorenko vs Karlovic tonight, he was alone in the stands, the days must be long in zagreb for Arno. I forget to say that yesterday he was still wearing the red shirt of lacoste during both set :sad: And Ljubicic lost to Lacko today :rolleyes:

Marine
02-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Arno was cheering Sidorenko vs Karlovic tonight, he was alone in the stands, the days must be long in zagreb for Arno.
what a nice boy (always...with his countrymen)

I forget to say that yesterday he was still wearing the red shirt of lacoste during both set :sad:

C'est la criiiiiiiise ! :lol:

Kezzi
02-04-2010, 09:34 PM
They are in semi-final that they will play tomorrow afternoon.
Arno was cheering Sidorenko vs Karlovic tonight, he was alone in the stands, the days must be long in zagreb for Arno. I forget to say that yesterday he was still wearing the red shirt of lacoste during both set :sad: And Ljubicic lost to Lacko today :rolleyes:
Good for them, but there goes my hope for Arnaud already arriving at the weekend. :angel:

I'd prefer they give him white, I saw Gasquet wearing a white one in Australia! :p
If I don't get too nervous I'll ask him what he thinks of the new shirt... :lol:

Catchie
02-04-2010, 10:34 PM
I'm so excited to see him again, hopefully this weekend he will be there already if he doesn't have to play a final or something... :p

Via
02-05-2010, 12:47 AM
They are in semi-final that they will play tomorrow afternoon.
Arno was cheering Sidorenko vs Karlovic tonight, he was alone in the stands, the days must be long in zagreb for Arno. I forget to say that yesterday he was still wearing the red shirt of lacoste during both set :sad: And Ljubicic lost to Lacko today :rolleyes:

:lol: :sad: i suppose doubles is a good money earner on the side only? and to think he and olivier get into the semis (tiny team, who's shorter, he or nico devilder?) :eek: :worship:

i hope for you sisters that a nice arno turns up at rotterdam. if he wins, he tends to be nicer lol but i don't believe fan support can raise his game much these days. but then i don't see much fan support here in aus so who knows. maybe in auckland he's fresh with the fans and won lots of hearts :angel: so that's why he won more matches.

soulage
02-05-2010, 02:58 PM
I'm so excited to see him again, hopefully this weekend he will be there already if he doesn't have to play a final or something... :p
Sorry girls the dwarf team earn his ticket for doubles final on sunday. Funny to see that last year Oli won oly 2 doubles matches lol. Arno will be now asked by many guys maybe ? He played well with Erlich managed to reach final with another partner. Tomorrow he can do tourism in Zagreb :)

soulage
02-05-2010, 09:31 PM
He draws Berrer first round in Rotterdam, Berrer is on fire winning Heilbronn and semi-final in Zagreb, well it's a 500 so it's not a bad draw but not easy for arno. They will surely not play before tuesday and it will be on court 1 for sure.

Kezzi
02-05-2010, 10:07 PM
First time I'm a little disappointed he wins. :o :angel:
But the good news is that he most likely has to play Tuesday and that's the day my sis and I both can go. :D

Via
02-06-2010, 12:38 AM
it's a 500 but the entry list is not better than sydney or auckland, except for the presence of some top 10 players. arno has direct entry lol

if getting berrer is a bad draw, then he's not worth the ranking he has :shrug:

has erlich secured his partnership for this year? i'm sure if arno is available, he's hot :lol: but good luck in zagreb first. he needs to hoist a trophy for a change.

soulage
02-06-2010, 06:55 PM
it's a 500 but the entry list is not better than sydney or auckland, except for the presence of some top 10 players. arno has direct entry lol

if getting berrer is a bad draw, then he's not worth the ranking he has :shrug:

has erlich secured his partnership for this year? i'm sure if arno is available, he's hot :lol: but good luck in zagreb first. he needs to hoist a trophy for a change.
Berrer is a good draw but if we consider the way he played vs Ivan wednesday :rolleyes: and the good form of Berrer it won't be easy and in their last match in Stockholm last year Arno had to save a MP.

He also entered the doubles draw with Bennet and they plays Ram/Llodra lol. I don't think Erlich and Arno has a partnership for the year anyway the ranking of Erlich is not good enough so Arno play with the guy who wants :)

Kezzi
02-07-2010, 08:26 PM
I was so happy when I got to see the doubles draw today! :D Didn't expect Arno & Bennet to team up at all, but I really wanted them to. :bounce:

Via
02-08-2010, 12:22 AM
no one wanted to know the dwarfs had lost? it's 10-8 in the tiebreak set to melzer/petzschner, arno again didn't come away with a trophy.

same fate for berrer who lost in the singles final. :devil: so i suppose they're both a little tired and we'll see on tuesday how they match up.

arno and mika on opposite side of the court, while bennet is on arno's side :scratch: if they make the most of each other's strengths and weaknesses, it would be interesting to watch. good luck kezzi and catchie finding the frenchies (and in good mood)

Kezzi
02-08-2010, 11:56 AM
I already knew, just didn't see it wasn't posted here. Was very tired yesterday when I posted here. :p

Hopefully Arnaud's a little less tired. :devil:

I hope they win, I would like to see Julien smile again irl. Yesterday was the first time I actually saw him smile when I asked him something. :lol: And of course a win puts Arnaud in a good mood too. ;)
Thanks for wishing us good luck! We need it more for the good mood part than the finding. Most of the time it's very easy to meet player's in Rotterdam. :)

soulage
02-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Yes we knew they had lost :sad: Too much losses in finals lately Metz with llodra, Lyon with Seb, Auckland and now Zagreb with Oli. A lot of frutration :o I saw a bit of Cilic Berrer and Berrer is very confident player those days. He doesn't play amazingly but just does the right thing at the right moment quietly. The Arno of Auckland could beat him but the Arno of last week no :devil: I hope you'll see him and that he will be in a good mood :angel:

Kezzi
02-08-2010, 02:34 PM
Well, losses in finals are certainly a lot better than losses in first round. :p
Hopefully we get to see the Arno of Auckland in Rotterdam. And hopefully court 1, cause for today they planned everything on center. :(

soulage
02-08-2010, 03:01 PM
Arno is not scheduled tomorrow, no doubles and no singles on tuesday for him. He will play his single match and surely his double on wednesday maybe you can see him training.

Kezzi
02-08-2010, 03:18 PM
This tournament gets weirder every year. :confused:
Last year Arno had to play two matches a day also. :rolleyes:

edit: my friend just called, Arno arrived, he is training right at this moment. :p
2nd edit: forgot to mention he was training with Mika and my friend said they were smiling, so no need to worry if they're still friends. :)

soulage
02-09-2010, 08:52 PM
Yes i spotted Arno during flo serra match yesterday so he arrived early in Rotterdam to train. Bennet wins vs Ljubicic today and like last week Ljubicic played poorly which stresses the bad level of Arno :devil:

11h on court 1 vs berrer and doubles after the following match. I hope you'll see him cos it could be the only day of play for arno.

Kezzi
02-09-2010, 11:55 PM
We already saw him today. He was frustrated during training, but afterwards he was pretty nice to us. :) He signed autographs as well for the people that came up to him. We asked him when he would play his matches and he already told us it was the first and third match. Luckily, cause it's unexpected what gets on center these days. :p
Didn't see a lot of training, cause I was at Bennet's match too and at game for 4-2 with the endless deuce while I wanted to leave to see Arnaud. :lol:

soulage
02-10-2010, 01:15 PM
6-7(16)/6-4/4-6 with a thriller scenario during 2h40. A painful loss that it will tough to forget :sad:

He lost the first set tie-break 18-16 :eek:. He was leading 6-3** :rolleyes: and when it levels up to 6-6 i left the scoeboard. I read on tennis betting forum that he wasted another set point on serve at **10-9. Big choke from arno especially cos he has been dominent all the end of that first set and also during the tie-break that he didn't manage to close out :o

I came back he was leading 5-3 in the second set missing 2 set points on berrer's serve. Then arno managed to serve out. After his set of rest berrer was surely more fresh on court he breaks Arno at 3-2 and come back from 00-30 down in the following game to lead 5-2. Arno breaks back to be *4-5 losing finally his serve after have been 30-15 up.

That's a very tough loss a close match you can't lost without regrets like this fu** tie-break and the third set that he lost after breaking back :o He doesn't win a match outside NZ this year :devil: and this one could be the too much loss. I bet on early exit in Marseille and Dubai after that cos who he must be done with all his poor loss lately.

edit They lost on super tie break vs llodra/ram. The chocker :devil: can come back in france to try to evacuate the frustration of the past weeks

I don't know it was the good day to see arno i hope he hasn't be too much rude with you

Marine
02-10-2010, 09:49 PM
Arnaud uses to play his worse game when his fans are there... his own way to thank them of their support ?? :mad:

No news of kezzi and catchie... I fear the worse !!!!! I just hope they will...forgive him (lol)

Kezzi
02-11-2010, 12:10 AM
Just a very quick update, because I'm really tired. Just finished answering emails after I got back. :)
Arnaud wasn't rude, but we didn't go up to him today. :p But after the first loss, he even signed a few autographs for the kids. He was very distracted by all the noise from kids day. The show-courts aren't directly next to court 1, but you can hear about everything. :( Berrer and Arnaud both didn't play very well, Berrer had more luck with the timing of his points. And he hits very hard, so it was hard for Arnaud to get the ball back. Arnaud also took some risks on important points by coming to the net. It worked well a few times, but unfortunately that was not enough. :awww:
For doubles, they played well together at first. I really liked it, cause it seemed like they were more adjusted to each other than Ram & Llodra. And they are so cute together. At one consultation before Julien's serve, Arnaud stood in front of him and Julien almost put his head on Arnaud's shoulder to be able to whisper the tactic in his ear. I didn't have my camera ready, but that was just :hearts:. At the end of the 2nd set, Julien started to hit the ball in the net a few times and then Llodra & Ram profited from that. Also in the super TB. To me it seemed like they both (and especially Julien) couldn't get the ball back over the net anymore. :sad:
But I still think they should play doubles more often. :D And that Arnaud shouldn't play on kids day anymore. All this noise, kids not staying seated during the match, people using flash (!), etc... It gets too much on his nerves :(
He was already frustrated in training, so maybe that also had something to do with it? Julien also wasn't walking around the courts in the days before as a ray of sunshine. :p

And he probably didn't see the owl from 'De Fabeltjeskrant'(Le petit echo de la Forêt in French according to google) walking around. That might have cheered him up a little. :)

Via
02-11-2010, 12:27 AM
ahhh another bad day, and not even the doubles could save him :(

kezzi must have been too :hearts: to notice how irritated he was :lol:

oh well he'll be returning to france, where he enjoys more, and maybe breaks his duck of first round losses.

Kezzi
02-11-2010, 12:04 PM
I wasn't too :hearts: to notice he learned Julien his glare of doom. He also started to look at the audience with this look before he served. :lol:
In his single he was also ssh-ing people and telling them they couldn't grab into plastic bags, cause he could hear it. :p

Catchie
02-11-2010, 12:18 PM
I blame kids day :smash: I wonder why they did that to him :awww:

soulage
02-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Maybe Arno should play on court without crowd lol. He says in lequipe that he was too tense to win the important points and that's true cos accordding the stats he won more points than Berrer but it was not the crucial points. Berrer should be tired vs Bennet today that's a good thing.

For Marseille let's hope a good draw and less tension and i'm wondering with whom he will play doubles :confused:

Kezzi
02-11-2010, 01:10 PM
He did say after training that he was nervous, but we didn't ask why and couldn't imagine it was for this match. :awww:

And I'll spare you guys the excessive version of my rant about the crowd this year, but I agree with Arnaud's behavior. He didn't even behave badly to the ballkids as usual, there were about 2-3 incidents with them not throwing the ball like he wanted. And he was nice to a smart ballkid who got his towel to him before he even asked. :)
It just seems like every year, the people get more annoying as if they don't know how to behave at a tournament anymore. At the singles match there were also a few haters again like in Rosmalen, cheering extra loud at his faults, etc.
And it's not just Arnaud anymore, a lot of players tried to avoid the kids after practice and some even said that the security didn't do their job well, cause some kids walked onto the training courts during practice to ask for a ball! :eek:

Hangdog
02-11-2010, 08:20 PM
kezzi must have been too :hearts: to notice how irritated he was :lol:
:lol: Good idea actually to abstract away from Arnaud's antics and concentrate on how cute he is :D

Thanks for the reports, Eliane! Looks like you had a good time despite Arnaud's not best mood and his losses :) And I'm glad to hear that he and Micka still happen to have fun together.

So the next stop is Marseille? I've checked the stats out of interest because I've got a feeling that Arnaud has always been playing well there, and the numbers say that he lost there in the first round only twice, in 2007 and 2008, and both times it was a logical loss as he faced a Top 20 player.

Marine
02-11-2010, 08:58 PM
The last year he beat safin then lost to an unknown player(don't remember the name), and won the title in double. No chance this year (merci micka :rolleyes:)

soulage
02-13-2010, 12:19 PM
He draws Seppi and if i remember well Seppi has already punished Arno few years ago in indoors in Metz. It could have been worst but if he's nervous he could lost against anybody.

Hangdog
02-13-2010, 04:02 PM
Well, looking at that draw I believe Seppi is one of the best opponents he could get.
The last year he beat safin then lost to an unknown player(don't remember the name)
These days being an unknown player often doesn't mean be ranked/play worse than Arnaud ;) :o

Via
02-14-2010, 12:45 AM
so far almost all the good draws he gets, he gets nervous and loses anyway. maybe he needs a bad draw :devil: (blake anyone? :lol:)

well this is france, i hope again the location is important.

soulage
02-16-2010, 09:14 PM
Marseille is not enough to help him he lost first set 6-7 while he has been two times a break up during the set. He's not playing well and serve quite poorly. Seppi is not playing well either making many DF ad UE but Arno is not good enough to take that. It's clearly a set he should have won but he's not able to doing the things properly. Well losing this it's really really bad and Seppi has started to play better since the end of second set while arno is playing more poorly than in the past weeks that's not nice to watch especially when you know the end.

Kezzi
02-16-2010, 09:57 PM
I'm watching too, these tiebreaks are torture after the one I saw at Rotterdam. :sad:

soulage
02-16-2010, 10:14 PM
Lost second set 5-7 he came back from 0-3 down having a BP to lead 4-3. Generally he served quite badly his volleys was not very good and i think he was not moving well a bit late on the balls and many poor shots in the net. The level of his game was too low for a ATP tour level match.

He can go to Dubai or everywhere he wants but at this level there is no a lot players you can beat :devil:. After this 4 first round exit and the fifth since start of the year the confidence must be six feet under and he can't blame bad draw as he had some winnable opponents. After an early exit in Dubai he shoul have 10 days to work before for the US hardcout season :p as the indoors season has been awful with very bad matches.

Bruno was there also i capture him in the coach box.

Marine
02-16-2010, 10:20 PM
Et c'est reparti pour une saison de m........,j'suis deg, franchement ça me saoule ! C'est toujours pareil, 2 mois bien , 12 mois pourris, 2 mois bien... j'suis de super humeur ce soir :armed::mad:

soulage
02-16-2010, 10:28 PM
! C'est toujours pareil, 2 mois bien , 12 mois pourris, 2 mois bien...
More one week good 6 months bad :lol:. At one moment he will have awful draw which was not the case for the moment and he will not have the opportunity to win matches. I'm waiting a Federer for Dubai :angel: He can't be happy with his level of game but in a way he's 32 it's tough for him now. Well it will be Dubai US hardcourt and the clay :bolt:

Marine
02-16-2010, 10:31 PM
Remember, Stockholm, Lyon, Bercy, Toulouse, Auckland... 2months after...12cr.. months since wimby.

soulage
02-16-2010, 10:44 PM
yes but more he's old more it's tough. He was one the older player in the top 100 now and he can't be consistent every week and we know that's won't be on clay that he will play good :lol:Today he was leading the match 4-1 a GP to lead 5-2 and began to make tons of errors and his serve was far from the one in Auckland. I think he needs also some rest he can't play every weeks mentally it's too much for him. We'll see in IW and Miami but otherwise i really think we'll have to wait a long time the good period :lol:.
He should stay in the top 100 until the middle of clay season after he will be qualies qualies challenger and tough tournaments. Well it's a veteran we can't expect the most amazing from him Look at Seb who struggle since 2 years at least Arno has lived some great moments lately.

In the audio http://www.fft.fr/open13/2010/?id=5920 i love the analysis c'était acrroché parce que les deux gars jouaient très moyen :lol: Au début il jouait très mal et j'ai réussi à jouer plus mal :lol: He sounds very sad :sad: and says he was feeling good just before.

Marine
02-16-2010, 10:51 PM
Soulage, la voix de la sagesse (de la raison) ...hélas lol

soulage
02-16-2010, 10:58 PM
Well we hope some better days after some rest and with more confidence i'm sure he can do better than this poor performance from today but that's sure he's not in his prime. There are still the doubles even if Nico is also out of confidence but for the moment his double season is quite correct.

Via
02-17-2010, 12:16 AM
he's among friends and family this time, and still no auckland magic :sad: luckily i didn't have to watch it.

where are those french federation people who are supposed to be helping him? maybe he needs some advice. his own analysis may not be very correct.

soulage
02-17-2010, 09:35 AM
where are those french federation people who are supposed to be helping him? maybe he needs some advice. his own analysis may not be very correct.
Cherret, Vallejo and even Bruno was there yesterday but not on court :devil: Arnaud seems to put a lot of pression on himself seems quite nervous as he feels he has the obligation of winning. Like vs Ljubijic, Berrer he kwows that's winnable match and starts to be be tense. Maybe far way from home in USA he will feel more relax especally after some rest we'll see but for the moment arno is not exciting to watch.

Hangdog
02-17-2010, 07:52 PM
c'était acrroché parce que les deux gars jouaient très moyen :lol:
:rolls: Well said!

For the record, they won today in doubles and will face Llodra/Bennet in semis. (Doubles pairings are such a mess this season :o)

Kezzi
02-17-2010, 09:57 PM
Must be weird for Arnaud, last week Bennet was on his side of the court. :)

Via
02-20-2010, 05:22 AM
llodra and bennet are both into the singles semis :eek: so i predict, either they're gonna smash arno and mahut, or they'll be too tired :devil:

(i've predicted both sides of possibilities, so i'll get one right anyway ;))

Kezzi
02-20-2010, 09:11 AM
I'm going for the last option, cause Llodra is playing twice today. :p

soulage
02-20-2010, 12:26 PM
Mika and Bennet are impressive in doubles this week Nico and Arno are more on troubles but at least they won two matches :) which is good for both and with his two days off arno must have spend time with his family :angel:

Dubai first round is Cilic :devil: so arno should make a short travel there but after he will have some rest and some training session before IW where we hope to see a better arno. It could be his fifth first round exit in a row, what was his record last year ?

On this video you've a potrait of Vallejo who loves taking notes lol http://upload-1.vip.dailymotion.com/video/xcacrz_c-13-0pen-4_sport

soulage
02-20-2010, 08:46 PM
I checked and last year arno lost 7 matches in a row he has only four for the moment in 2010:angel:
Nico and Arno lost to Bennet and Micka the finalist in singles, they had poor stats on BP only 1/7but well it was expected. Now he will try to acclimate to outdoor conditions to not be too much ridiculous vs the young croatian. He also entered the doubles with Lindstedt his sweden partner and again english improvement.

Marine
02-20-2010, 08:55 PM
I checked and last year arno lost 7 matches in a row he has only four for the moment in 2010:angel:

Ok.Good news ! :rolleyes:


Nico and Arno lost to Bennet and Micka the finalist in singles, they had poor stats on BP only 1/7but well it was expected. Now he will try to acclimate to outdoor conditions to not be too much ridiculous vs the young croatian. He also entered the doubles with Lindstedt his sweden partner and again english improvement.

I was going to post the same comment: the occasion to practice english. He will finish fluent, j'ai peurrrr :eek: ! LOL

soulage
02-20-2010, 09:29 PM
I was going to post the same comment: the occasion to practice english. He will finish fluent, j'ai peurrrr :eek: ! LOL
Fluent i doubt lol but it's good to speak with foreigners even if started a bit late in his career lol . The MP today http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcb1jy_benneteau-llodra-clément-mahut-ball_sport and a little smile of Arno when he left the court and as usual the stands were empty for the doubles.

Marine
02-20-2010, 10:52 PM
I read on his forum that the shaking hands with mika was very cold... no smile. And arnaud left the stadium with his mother just after the match, which is a bit unusual of him.
Strange...

soulage
02-20-2010, 11:12 PM
La poignée de main est dans la vidéo que j'ai mis dans mon post en haut et c'est assez froid entre les quatres pas de tape sur la joue cette fois mais ils sont pas obligés de se sourire a chaque fois.

There is a smile of arno when he left the court and he took time to sign for kids if he left the stadium fast it was maybe cos he wanted to go back at home early and eating with his mother :p

Marine
02-20-2010, 11:44 PM
N'empêche que les inséparables mahut/bennet se sont congratulés plus chaudement :p

Via
02-21-2010, 12:39 AM
I read on his forum that the shaking hands with mika was very cold... no smile. And arnaud left the stadium with his mother just after the match, which is a bit unusual of him.
Strange...

arno is no nice guy on court even if they stay friendly off court... no surprise there.

and yes of course he couldn't wait to go home! lol

dubai will be a nice little holiday, although i agree the chance of spending money is not good. is there a chance he can jump ship to another tournament now? :devil:

Kezzi
02-21-2010, 01:16 AM
arno is no nice guy on court even if they stay friendly off court... no surprise there.

and yes of course he couldn't wait to go home! lol

dubai will be a nice little holiday, although i agree the chance of spending money is not good. is there a chance he can jump ship to another tournament now? :devil:
I think Mika is the cold one now... Bennet smiles when walking away, even making funny faces and then signing for the kids. Mika just walks away. And Mahut is cute with Arno and with Bennet at the handshake, his reaction to Mika was the same as Arnaud's imo...
Also noticed this in Rotterdam, according to my friend Mika and Arnaud were smiling during training, but after the doubles, Arnaud gave him some sort of funny handshake (little jump before the net and when he landed he stretched his arm towards Mika with his fingers as far apart as he can). During the match when Arnaud made a point, Mika just started cursing (at least sounded like it) and Arnaud turned around with a "WTF?!"-look on his face to see what Mika was doing. :scratch:
Probably forgot to mention this in my little report, I don't remember everything right away, sometimes I need reminders of the things that happened, especially during a match when it's not completely shocking. :) Didn't read anything into that, cause I wasn't used to this reaction of Mika and thought he just lost a point in a stupid way in his opinion. But now that you guys say that Arnaud's reaction is cold... Mika also can be happier. :shrug:

In Mons Arnaud also left right away, he didn't stay to watch Mahut/Gicquel who played right after him.

Marine
02-21-2010, 03:36 PM
It seems it was not only my imagination... I wait for the video, but mika just have said on sport + (after winning the final) he had a message for one of his best friends: he had a row (?) with him and doesn't if it's still possible to talk to him, but he's sorry and loves him very much. :awww::awww::awww:

Not possible not to think to arnaud: I insist, I think their shaking hands was frozen and arnaud left the stadium (with mummy) just after wihout taking his shower... affaire à suivre

soulage
02-21-2010, 04:55 PM
You was watching on sport + ? I don't know if mika had an argue with a friend but for sure he hasn't been disturbed by that winning singles and doubles title :lol: If he had a problem with a friend it can be anyone and Arno was surely not watching Sport + :lol: They have strange handshake lately for sure but tough to know if they are in cold :confused: and for what reasons :confused: I mean men are really basic :nerner:

Marine
02-21-2010, 05:04 PM
You was watching on sport + ? I don't know if mika had an argue with a friend but for sure he hasn't been disturbed by that winning singles and doubles title :lol: If he had a problem with a friend it can be anyone and Arno was surely not watching Sport + :lol: They have strange handshake lately for sure but tough to know if they are in cold :confused: and for what reasons :confused: I mean men are really basic :nerner:

I read that on his forum (les mordus) et ça me semble très plausible. Y'a beaucoup de choses qui concordent.

Hangdog
02-21-2010, 05:29 PM
I was going to post the same comment: the occasion to practice english. He will finish fluent, j'ai peurrrr :eek: ! LOL
And my first thought was that this Lindstedt must speak French :p I even googled for this guy, found nothing regarding his French skills, but he does often play and practise in France, communicates with French players and has been seeing a French doctor.
They have strange handshake lately for sure but tough to know if they are in cold :confused: and for what reasons :confused:
Lindstedt commented on the Llodra/Benneteau vs Clement/Mahut match on his blog (http://answermyquestionjerk.se/robert/) saying that the main reason of this strange pairing was the Davis Cup, of course, but things between Clement and Llodra were not so well either, and they had been a little bit cold lately. He also sounds like the reason of it was Micka: "Everyone knows that Llodra is absolutely crazy..."

As for Dubai, Swede writes that it was arranged a long time ago that he plays there with Youzhny, but the last one decided to concentrate on singles so he needed another partner and tried to sign in with Arnaud.

soulage
02-21-2010, 05:42 PM
And my first thought was that this Lindstedt must speak French :p I even googled for this guy, found nothing regarding his French skills, but he does often play and practise in France, communicates with French players and has been seeing a French doctor.

Lindstedt commented on the Llodra/Benneteau vs Clement/Mahut match on his blog (http://answermyquestionjerk.se/robert/) saying that the main reason of this strange pairing was the Davis Cup, of course, but things between Clement and Llodra were not so well either, and they had been a little bit cold lately. He also sounds like the reason of it was Micka: "Everyone knows that Llodra is absolutely crazy..."

As for Dubai, Swede writes that it was arranged a long time ago that he plays there with Youzhny, but the last one decided to concentrate on singles so he needed another partner and tried to sign in with Arnaud.
Thanks for reporting Lindsted words so you're right Marine and i was wrong :devil: And Llodra is crazy doesn't give many reasons but well hope that's not why arno was a bit nervous lately. And Lindstedt has to speak english with arno it's important for his english lessons :)

barbottin
02-21-2010, 06:01 PM
PSG - OM la semaine prochaine, l'objet de la discorde sans doute :devil:

Marine
02-21-2010, 06:09 PM
Well I would have prefered to be wrong..:awww:
I don't think mika's craziness is the reason... he's always been crazy, arnaud is a bit crazy sometimes, I could add that's why they are friends ;)

It's something about double I think. I guess arnaud was disapointed by mika's decision. (I like mika but I can understand arnaud, his arguments were not good).

omg we have to send spies in Dubai :eek:

Marine
02-21-2010, 06:12 PM
PSG - OM la semaine prochaine, l'objet de la discorde sans doute :devil:

That was my second hypothese :lol: mika talked about psg in press conference. But not sure arnaud is as much addicted as mika...

(allez parisss:p)

Marine
02-21-2010, 06:16 PM
And my first thought was that this Lindstedt must speak French :p I even googled for this guy, found nothing regarding his French skills, but he does often play and practise in France, communicates with French players and has been seeing a French doctor.



J'y avais pas pensé :lol:
It's a possibility... moreover it seems this guy knows the french gossips...

Kezzi
02-21-2010, 09:10 PM
Mmmm, I'm getting really curious to find out why they're not such good friends anymore. :awww:
When I read that everyone knows Mika is crazy, I thought it might be possible he pulled a really bad prank that Arnaud didn't find funny at all. And that the thing in doubles just made a little thing bigger, because he was already annoyed by that decision. I also don't understand why Mika doesn't play doubles with Arnaud anymore, but since I've seen him play with Bennet and now in these little clips with Mahut, I think he should join their 'club'. :D They're both so cute with Arnaud. :hearts: And if Seb joins them too, I'll melt. :inlove:

Marine
02-22-2010, 07:23 PM
No info in l'Equipe today (they talked about mika's new coach...Rémi Barbarin lol)
Only his fans seem to be interested by the story... lol

soulage
02-22-2010, 08:18 PM
Arno on center court tomorrow at 2.00 pm local time, the doubles surely on wednesday.

Kezzi
02-22-2010, 09:07 PM
No info in l'Equipe today (they talked about mika's new coach...Rémi Barbarin lol)
Only his fans seem to be interested by the story... lol
Really? :p
Didn't even know he still existed. :o

soulage
02-23-2010, 12:20 PM
Yes Barbarin still exist :lol: He was fired from Lagardere last year like many others and Mika just give him a new job before he come back to university in september.

Today 2-6/4-6, I follow the beginning and the last games. He didn't play very poorly that's just there is many divisons between both guys. Very funny was the topspin of Marin's serve which was so high almost at the head of arno :lol: The powerful of Marin's groundstock, the accelaration he gives to the ball are too much for Arno. More battle in second set in the games i saw as arno made indeed a good last game with 40-00 up on Marin's serve but Marin hit big serves to saves them and close the match. Well arno seems frustrated and with no pleasure on court but he has not the weapons against that top players. I don't find his game so poor as it could have been some days but he has not the level for those contest.

After losing the points of Dubai and the points of Cherbourg he will be around the #90 it means that for him the clay season will be mainly qualies. The break of days before IW must help him to refresh his mind to find the desire to battle well that's i hope :angel:

Still the doubles before the end of that thread which have seen no wins in single :sad:

Via
02-23-2010, 11:26 PM
thanks for the report.

:scared: to think he'll have to struggle with qualies on clay... let's hope we'll be surprised. maybe he'll be more motivated if he wants to avoid qualies like last autumn.

without new zealand, there have been no wins in singles this year at all.

Via
02-24-2010, 08:39 AM
here's the doubles match at dubai:

[WC] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

Hangdog
02-25-2010, 04:42 AM
A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) def [WC] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 57 76(5) 10-8

Next round (today): [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) vs A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

A rough translation of Arnaud's partner's latest blog entry, the part about the match (I really like reading this guy :worship: And this guy apparently really likes playing with Arnaud :angel: And Soulage and Marine were right, they speak to each other in English :yeah:):

"Damn I was so horrible today. I couldn't believe that I was able to play as badly as I did. In Marseille I played really good! Now it felt like I couldn't take a single ball. Fortunately I served much better. But I have to say that the feelings I got in my body were really strange. Panic! It clearly looks like 1 day preparation isn't enough. From playing indoor to playing outdoor under lights: 6 hours trip, 3 hours of time difference, and dry desert air." Then he explains that in deserted areas - like Dubai or Indian Wells, the air is like a little bit thinner, so the ball goes longer. "So I was feeling really insecure, and every ball I played went too long. Any excuses? Well, not really. So Arnaud was playing alone against 3 opponents today. And he was doing like everything was just fine. I had to apologize a lot actually. And I was telling myself again and again: “Find a way! Find a way! Find a way! Find a way!”. Don't know why it was in English in my head, probably because I speak to Arnaud in English. But it had become my manta for this match. Though at 2-2 in the second set I was like "Dear God, how long is there left, will the suffering be over soon?" But despite that feeling I tried to convince myself that things could improve. And I actually started playing better and better. Though some of my decisions were not so normal. Like when hitting a drop-shot right at the opponent staying at the net on the other side of the court. But the drop-shot was just great and he couldn't really take it. Arnaud stared at me and started laughing. "You just hit a dead drop-shot at the guy at the net!!!??? I've never seen this before" said him. "Neither did I" I replied...

They were up 7-6, 5-3 and were on serve. And somehow we (read Arnaud) managed to come back and win the match. In the end luckily I was actually playing quite ok. Nice to have a guy who is able to fight on his own and wait until I manage to put my things together. It'll be a tough match tomorrow and I asked Arnaud to have an extra practice with me tomorrow, so we'll have at least an hour practice before the match. I feel it should be better this way. An extra warm up to help the body to wake up. Hell come on! Vicht!!!!!! The thing that we won 7 points LESS and anyway took the victory says a lot..."

Via
02-25-2010, 05:24 AM
A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) def [WC] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 57 76(5) 10-8

Next round (today): [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) vs A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

A rough translation of Arnaud's partner's latest blog entry, the part about the match (I really like reading this guy :worship: And this guy apparently really likes playing with Arnaud :angel: And Soulage and Marine were right, they speak to each other in English :yeah:):

gosh this guy's blog is good... arno really should learn something from him (even though he's carrying him through the match :lol:)

again arno's english is surprising, he even managed to joke in english :eek::eek:

good luck for the next match cos it sounds like they'll need it... anyway look forward to another blog entry ;)

soulage
02-25-2010, 09:56 AM
It seems thay have been really lucky and the way Robert describes the match is really funny :lol: And that's true that's surprising to see arno joking in english but at least it shows how he improves :) Well Dlouhy/Paes are a bit better they will have to be awake and to play really well :)

Kezzi
02-25-2010, 12:43 PM
A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE) def [WC] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) 57 76(5) 10-8

Next round (today): [2] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) vs A Clement (FRA) / R Lindstedt (SWE)

A rough translation of Arnaud's partner's latest blog entry, the part about the match (I really like reading this guy :worship: And this guy apparently really likes playing with Arnaud :angel: And Soulage and Marine were right, they speak to each other in English :yeah:):
I love this blog! :lol: Thanks so much for the translation. :D

soulage
02-25-2010, 01:04 PM
They lost with a 1/10 on BP, it shows that's on key points against big teams you need to have some automatism. Arno should now have a break before comming back on courts even if the director of Cherbourg seems keeping a WC for Arnaud.

soulage
02-25-2010, 08:54 PM
There is a new entry on his blog but the google translation is not very good. It seems they have started well with nearly a double break but after that Dlouhy Paes has cruised.

Hangdog
02-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Wow, I didn't expect him coming back after the match he lost, sitting down with his laptop and writing a new blog entry! At least that's surely the last thing Arnaud would do :lol: I'm becoming a fan of this guy, kom igjen Robert :bounce:
A pity that they lost, but it's right, they need to play more together to acquire automatic reflexes.

Maybe I'll be a little bit better than Google:
"It didn't work today. That smooth run we had yesterday - our opponents had it now. 4-1 and 15-40 to double break. Instead we got broken back from 40-0 and lost the set on a tie-break. Then they pulled away. And it was 36 degrees in the shadow, so rather different conditions again. But I played much better today, and the additional practice with Arnaud in the morning helped. It was so hot that the practice with Arnaud - who was running around like a scalded cat for every yellow thing that was coming to his side of the court - was rather tiring. But that was exactly what I was looking for. To make my body to step over the threshold, so to say. We didn't win this time, but the game was like night and day." Then he talks about the Davis Cup, his next tournament, this part is not very interesting.
"Yesterday at the match I got that thought and was about to pull a Niklas Kulti. According to legend, if Niklas didn't play his match well, he would kneel down after a lost point, raise up his hands with the racquet over his head, and throw it to the ground as an axe screaming "I'm the worst on the court! Agaiiiiiiiiiiiiin!!!!" He is so good, this Nicke!

Besides Dubai is an awfully good tournament. It was voted the best ATP500 last year. Hotels we live in are incredible. The club is just great, with a gym and a pool. Feels like a little holiday with some tennis. Though as usual you don't have time for relaxation or tourism. So actually it's not quite a holiday. In the morning there is a line of cars outside the hotel so you can just jump in and go to the tennis club. I like that. Good food, you can have a lunch and a dinner at the club if you want. Anyway it seems that in Dubai they haven't run out of money."

soulage
02-26-2010, 12:45 PM
Maybe I'll be a little bit better than Google:
You are :worship:

Crazy Arnaud called the tournament director of Cherbourg for the WC this morning :rolleyes: http://www.ouest-france.fr/ofdernmin_-Challenger-de-tennis-de-Cherbourg-Arnaud-Clement-defendra-son-titre_42314-1277513-pere-bno_filDMA.Htm He's not in good dispostion mentally so it's maybe not a good idea cos he could lost against a guy in first round that's would not help his confidence :devil: and more crazy is that he plays all the week since the start of the year :eek: Then there is IW and he entered Sunrise for the second week and then Miami and then Casablanca :eek: :eek: OK he lost early but since one month but he seems burn out mentally since few weeks. I can't remember the last time he took holidays :lol:

Marine
02-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Yes it' s amazing. We could think his personal life is not that important and fun... Does he have no family and friends to see betwenn 2 tournaments ?

soulage
02-26-2010, 02:21 PM
It must be worst for the european guys who made the US hardcourt season but well at least Arno has no children otherwise he would forgot their names :lol: I still don't know where he lives Aix, Geneva or Paris but he must have spend less than 10 night in his bed in 2010 :rolls: After such a bad losing streak he surely think better can come but tennis is also head and in his last matches we saw an irritated man. Travailler plus pour gagner plus maybe ? :lol: The coaches must wondering what's this alien who never stops :lol:

Marine
02-26-2010, 02:54 PM
I think he doesn't have just one fix home: geneva is the official one but the one where he spends the least of time, like a few days in the year, so he now shares his home time between aix and paris. Yeah, our Arnaud is half parisian ! :lol:

Marine
03-02-2010, 10:19 PM
In Cherbourg, Arnaud plays double (yes, single is not enough for our gargantua, even in challengers lol) with David Guez. They won their first match 6/4 6/2.

Kezzi
03-02-2010, 10:49 PM
What is gargantua? :p

And :woohoo: they won. :D Even if it's in a challenger, a win is always good. :yeah:

Marine
03-02-2010, 11:34 PM
He has no problems in double...

ugh...gargantua is a ogre (a character of french literatur), well just to mean arnaud is very "hungry" about matches.
Sometimes I should make my thinkings easier ! :rolleyes: lol

Via
03-03-2010, 12:33 AM
http://img.allposters.com/6/LRG/9/944/VPBK000Z.jpg there's even a mrs gargantua (get your posters at http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Ringling-Brothers-Mr-and-Mrs-Gargantua-the-Great-Posters_i397259_.htm lol)

i tend to imagine him as a problem gambler lol - one who doesn't stop when losing

just hope he's physically fit enough to withstand such non-stop playing (and if a 32 y.o. can, why should those younger ones whinge about the long season? lol)

soulage
03-03-2010, 06:46 PM
He won 61/57/64 after have been 61/31 :rolleyes: Near 2 hours and three sets to beat Kamke shows his form :devil: He was on troubles on serve in first set but saved the BP and won easily the set. He started well second set but after the break back he was no more able to break Tobias even at 4/4 and 5/5 when he was 30/00 up on Tobias's serve and as he's not confident he was broken while he was trying to stay in the set. He broke one time in the third and managed to hold.

Tomorrow Reister who gave him some troubles last year in Cherbourg. He could lost to anybody and why not to Reister but at least no first round exit :lol:

Marine
03-03-2010, 08:27 PM
Il a sauvé son mois :lol: Maintenant c'est bonus... LOL

soulage
03-05-2010, 08:36 PM
He's in semi-final beating ERV 75 61, the first set was very close with many BP for Edouard and longs games for Arno. The second set has been more easy as he won 12 of the last 13 points. Maybe an injury for Edouard at the end :confused: He plays Nico Mahut in semi so even if he lost it doesn't matter as it would help the ranking of a friend :)

Arnaud agree with my analysis :lol: he said that win that close first set make him play more free and he has been very agressiv his best match of the tournament
Le tenant du titre, Arnaud Clément (72 ATP), vient de se qualifier pour les demi-finales du Challeger de Cherbourg (50 000 $), en battant Edouard Roger-Vasselin (155 ATP) sur le score de 7-5 6-1. « Gagner le premier set, difficile, m’a libéré. Mon jeu a été très agressif, avec très peu de fautes. C’est mon meilleur match depuis le début du tournoi », soulignait Arnaud Clément à la sortie du court. Il affrontera samedi après-midi Nicolas Mahut (208 ATP), qui a remporté les cinq confrontations qui ont opposé les deux joueurs au cours de leur carrière.

Nico leads 5-0 in H2H :lol:

soulage
03-06-2010, 04:56 PM
Nico is now 6-0 in H2H 6-7(9)/6-2/3-6

He lost again a long tie-break after having the mini-break and SP on serve i think he was **5-2 on tie-break :lol:. Before he broke back while Nico was serving for the set and then had even a set point on Nico's serve at 6-5. Indeed after this break on first game of the match he was the dominent player all the set but didn't manage to conclude. He was on control in second set and lost one time his serve in last set. He's not very confident on the key moment like tie-break big choke everytime :o His confidence is not at his best but maybe he feels a bit better after playing 4 matches than when he arrived in Cherbourg. And that's good for Nico to go in final he needs it :)

Iw is thusday it let him some time to recover and learn that Choke is not good :lol: as he choked in every match this week except yeterday :devil:

http://free0.hiboox.com/images/0910/b7ffc14427592dcf9aa56e3fa0618164.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/sport/finale,b7ffc14427592dcf9aa56e3fa0618164.jpg.html)

Te summary of that match where the umpire has been not good with many mistakes http://www.ouest-france.fr/actu/actuLocale_-Tennis-Mahut-Muller-pour-un-duel-de-serveurs-_-1287787------50129-aud_actu.Htm

Michael.
03-07-2010, 09:09 PM
:tears:

Via
03-09-2010, 12:36 PM
thanks for all the news and reports... i'd been away for a few days. good to know everyone including arnaud is still around :)

Michael.
03-10-2010, 12:04 AM
[1] Federer (SUI) vs BYE
Hanescu (ROU) vs Chela (ARG)
Clement (FRA) vs Luczak (AUS)
BYE vs 27] Baghdatis (CYP)

tough draw. :unsure:

soulage
03-10-2010, 12:23 PM
The surface of IW is quite slow Luczak must feel quite good on it and their last meeting in Sydney qualies last year has been a big loss for Arno :lol: . Well the goal is to win one match anyway.

In Miami Arno and Lindstedt missed the cut for Doubles draw.

Marine
03-10-2010, 08:48 PM
I like to notice that there are more negative persons than me here LOL

Via
03-11-2010, 12:58 AM
normally arno should not be worried about luczak... in sydney however luczak was extremely well prepared while arno was perhaps much less so.

this time luczak just won two davis cup singles for australia and may feel pretty good about himself again :lol: though we ought not be negative, after all arno is the french captain's 'dream player' isn't he :haha:

soulage
03-11-2010, 08:21 PM
Anyone can beat arno :devil: and there is the come back of the elbow protection :o He practised with Richard as we can see on this video focused on Richard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeqX7soIPiU

Via
03-13-2010, 06:22 AM
phew!!!!! he won! 46 63 62

after that first set i don't think anyone would've felt positive but hey! that's our target, one win :cool:

Marine
03-13-2010, 08:38 AM
:aparty:

He received good vibrations from Lièges...lol

soulage
03-13-2010, 09:34 AM
It seems it was tough but at least no first round exit :lol: His stats on serve are quite good with 11 aces only 2 DF and 63% of first ball. Baggy next and on sunday i assume that even if he lost he can't go to Sunrise now so he has to try everything in that match nobody would be surprised if he lost no pression :angel:

soulage
03-14-2010, 08:45 PM
Poor boy :sad: he lost the first set in a tie-break again :o after leading 6-4 in that one but Marcos has been very lucky at *6-5 with a strange shot which touched the line. Before that tie break Arno was up 5-2 in the set and had a set point at 5-4* on Baggy serve and 2 set point at 6-5* and then 3 in the tie-break. Marcos converted his first set point and win that 1hour and 26 minutes set :eek: He should have close the set at *5-3 but he has been unlucky on some shot and continues to be a big choker with many opportunities that he can't catch. that's tough and now broken by love in the second set down 1-3*

soulage
03-14-2010, 09:18 PM
6-7(7)/1-6 in 1h58
At the beginning of the match Arno played very well hitting a lot of winners while Marcos was playing slowly and was making UE. Arno had a BP for a double break but missed it, after Marcos began to play better and Arno played a bad game when he was serving for the set. Then we had long games as the one on Arno's serve at 5-5 with almost 10 deuce when Arno saved 4 BP. He had so many opportunities to win that set that lost it is very tough. Then Arno made more and more UE and was moving more slowly on court and frustrated of course like when he missed a BP at 1-3* on a second serve. The issue of that 1H26 set gave the winner of the match. The kay for Arno has been a weak serve today not a lot of easy points but as he plays again with the elbow protection maybe he has some pain..

It was not depleasant to watch as there was nice shots from both but watching Arno not able to close a set he has in his hand :o again this year, the number of tie-break he lost after having the mini-break lead is amazing since the start of the year. Sunrise or not Sunrise ?

Marine
03-14-2010, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the detailed summary :)

I don't know if is it's better or not, but I admit I prefer him to choke on important points and lose because of that, rather than lose because he's not able to hit a good serve or forehand. At least he has opportunaties which means his game still is here -not always of course-
I assume that's the kind of match that makes him absolutly "adorable" with every people around the court :lol:

Does he play double ?
What's next ??

soulage
03-15-2010, 08:39 PM
No doubles in IW next is Sunrise where he draws Leo Mayer first round. Never stops.

Marine
03-15-2010, 08:50 PM
C'est un malade !!! :lol:


No rehab centre for this kind of addiction ?

soulage
03-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Yes crazy he played every weeks since january :eek: but i noticed that he didn't enter Barcelona maybe his clay season will be light ?

Kezzi
03-15-2010, 09:23 PM
I don't think it's crazy... Remember him saying it was harder to get back after a short stop already? He might just think it's better. And he didn't make a lot of finals, so it's not that much I think... :shrug:
And I know how my grandmother thinks; the older she gets, the more she wants to keep working, so maybe Arnaud's in the same state of mind already. :lol:

Via
03-16-2010, 01:46 AM
arno is grandpa in pro tennis now :lol:

i don't know, but i think he gotta stop because it isn't working. he needs to think about how he's been losing matches and gets good advice. clay is a good time to take it easy.

soulage
03-16-2010, 01:17 PM
He could still pick up the racket and train but take a week of break from tournaments just to stay a bit at home :lol: With Seb they received a WC for doubles draw single draw was not enough:lol:

soulage
03-22-2010, 07:48 PM
He draws Garcia-Lopez in first round of that last hardcourt tournament. Tough for our old guy :devil: Guillermo is a good hardcourt player and in confidence after good run in IW with win over Cilic. Finally a week of break before Casa will surely happen :D He's in the bottom half of the draw so should play wednesday.

Marine
03-22-2010, 11:45 PM
You should say "everyone's tough for him".

Via
03-23-2010, 05:55 AM
You should say "everyone's tough for him".

everyone except luczak! :yippee: lol

He draws Garcia-Lopez in first round of that last hardcourt tournament. Tough for our old guy :devil: Guillermo is a good hardcourt player and in confidence after good run in IW with win over Cilic. Finally a week of break before Casa will surely happen :D He's in the bottom half of the draw so should play wednesday.

for a moment i thought you switched to spanish - casa and he's going home :D

i suppose getting a new thread for clay will be a change though perhaps not a better one.

soulage
03-24-2010, 05:35 PM
i suppose getting a new thread for clay will be a change though perhaps not a better one.
The clay season is always a great moment :lol:

Today 6-7(4)/2-6 expected loss :devil: I followed first set on scoreboard and we have the stats of the year for Arno he played 10 tie-break and lost 8 :rocker2:. It was again a more than one hour set that he lost :rolleyes: Before that Arnaud saved 3 set points on GGL serve at 5-4 to break back but as the tie-break was coming it was not useful :lol: He broke GGL on first game of second set when i stopped and as he lost it 2-6 lol it's not great :o He had a low pourcentage of first serve sometimes only one or two by games at the start of the year his stats on serve was better but since the come-back of elbow protection it's not really good. His tendinitis maybe :confused: On return it was either not great.

The doubles draw is not yet out but it won't be easy to make the cut and in a way it would be better to go back in france to spend a free week :aparty:.

Marine
03-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Yes, he it would be better (raisonnable !!) to go back home and have free time.

Via
03-25-2010, 02:56 AM
thanks for the report... i'd be happy if this is the end of the thread!

soulage
03-25-2010, 10:12 AM
He's crazy :eek: he missed the cut with Robert but entered the doubles draw with Jo on site :confused: Why he can't stop and come back :confused: When you read in lequipe that he was furious after his match vs GGL saying it was a match ridiculous to forget.

soulage
03-27-2010, 10:13 PM
They are on scoreboard for doubles but after being broken on first game. It's stopped since 5 minutes on 1-0 :confused: Injury or Retirement ?

Kezzi
03-27-2010, 10:33 PM
On my sb it's 6-2 for GGL/Montanes. :(

soulage
03-27-2010, 10:34 PM
It was a problem with the scoreboard. Just appears that they lost 2-6 in first set great team :lol: Jo struggles on his service games so if Jo is broken no way they can win this.

Marine
03-27-2010, 10:45 PM
Do you think Jo's the weakest link ? lol

soulage
03-27-2010, 11:23 PM
They won with a bit of luck surely but at least Arno is not stayed in Miami only for the Chat :lol:

Marine
03-30-2010, 05:48 AM
They won 6/3 6/0 ! :D

Kezzi
03-30-2010, 08:37 AM
:woohoo:

Marine
04-01-2010, 06:50 PM
They play not before 4.30pm.

The kind of article I like :p

Coupe Davis > Clément doit se sentir "concerné"
Par Pauline Dahlem, jeudi 01 avril 2010 à 14:24

Dans L'Equipe de ce jeudi, Guy Forget explique apprécier l'initiative d'Arnaud Clément de s'associer à Jo-Wilfried Tsonga en double. Les deux hommes sont en quarts de finale à Miami.

"C'est bien qu'Arnaud joue avec Jo. Je lui ai dit qu'il fallait qu'il se sente toujours concerné par la Coupe Davis."

Forget said to arnaud it's a good idea to play with Jo, becaus he has to still be concerned by David Cup...

I think Mika must be :mad:. Imagine if arnaud takes his place :lol:
It's gonna be the WAR ! lol

soulage
04-01-2010, 07:53 PM
I think Mika must be :mad:. Imagine if arnaud takes his place :lol:
It's gonna be the WAR ! lol
By the way Arno answered during the chat it seems that's they're still in cold :confused: Arno didn't show big desire to play again with Mika while he seems very happy to play with Nico. Otherwise always the same by Forget everybody must feel concerned by DC team :rolleyes: :lol: and I'm not sure we'll see Arno play with Jo soon.

Marine
04-01-2010, 08:06 PM
By the way Arno answered during the chat it seems that's they're still in cold :confused: Arno didn't show big desire to play again with Mika while he seems very happy to play with Nico. Otherwise always the same by Forget everybody must feel concerned by DC team :rolleyes: :lol: and I'm not sure we'll see Arno play with Jo soon.

Of course, Guy always says that. The 1000th is concerned (one day, maybe...lol). I just think he would like to see him again in the team.

Yes, during the chat, he wasn't very persuasive by answering to the question. "I don't know if I'll play again with him...". And he was very enthousiast about Nico Mahut, "My very good friend"..ugh, new very good friend since marseille :lol:
(even if I know arnaud always have been good friend with all frenchies).

Kezzi
04-01-2010, 08:09 PM
I love it that he's so enthusiastic about Nico Mahut. :D I really like him since Mons last year and I like Arnaud (surprise ;)), so it's great they play together.
(And why since Marseille? I've seen Nico on photos watching Arnaud more than others. :scratch: )