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The Clay Court Season- Road To Roland Garros! French Open (22-05-2010)

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ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:58 PM
Gasquet lost in the 1st Round in Miami, now looks forward 2 the Clay Season!!!

As it Stands:

05/04/2010 - Week 14: Casablanca (Clay)
11/04/2010 - Week 15: Monte Carlo (Clay)
18/04/2010 - Week 16: Open Sabadell Atlantico, Barcelona (Clay)
25/04/2010 - Week 17: Tunis Challenger (Clay)
03/05/2010 - Week 18: Serbian Open, Belgrade (Clay)
10/05/2010 - Week 19: Bordeaux Challenger (Clay)
17/05/2010 - Week 20: Nice (Clay)
24/05/2010 - Week 21: French Open, Roland Garros (Clay)
31/05/2010 - Week 22: French Open, Roland Garros (Clay)

whattheheck
03-24-2010, 10:50 PM
I hope he is looking forward to the clay season.

acd692
03-24-2010, 11:01 PM
I hope he is looking forward to the clay season.

yeah hopefully:rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 11:17 PM
I vote Dani starts the next thread. He was more lucky when she did his thread to the Aussie open ;)

Need all the good luck we can get for the grass court season.

South American clay and North American hard courts have not been lucky for him.

ImmzB
03-25-2010, 10:16 AM
Looking at the Casablanca Entry List, It's a good chance for Gasquet to get a few wins behind him!

Not the strongest Entry List. I expect Gasquet to atleast make the QF, even with his results atm.

+ Casablanca has Live Streaming, it had it last year, probaly will have this year!
& also in my Easter Holidays!!

ALLEZ GASQUET!!

Gasquet maniac
03-25-2010, 10:48 AM
Good luck, Richie....

ImmzB
03-25-2010, 01:15 PM
"I'm not playing badly, I need to get more confidence," Gasquet said.

Let's hope he can geat some Wins in Morocco and get that confidence back up!

ImmzB
03-25-2010, 02:30 PM
How come Gasquet has been wearing the same Kit since the US Open?

~*BGT*~
03-25-2010, 04:11 PM
I vote Dani starts the next thread. He was more lucky when she did his thread to the Aussie open ;)

Need all the good luck we can get for the grass court season.

South American clay and North American hard courts have not been lucky for him.

I'll be his good luck charm :p

~*BGT*~
03-25-2010, 04:13 PM
How come Gasquet has been wearing the same Kit since the US Open?

He's been wearing the same thing basically for years. :o He's clothed by Lacoste, which makes some of the most colorful clothes, and all he wears is red, white, or blue. :rolleyes: I did love the Richie dreamsicle orange shirt from the Australian season 2008. :drool:

scmom
03-25-2010, 04:42 PM
I totally agree with Richard's assessment of his game
He is not playing badly - not at all . If he could just get over those few key points - win one or two of them
the wins are going to come
Confidence is what he needs - for shuurrre

ImmzB
03-25-2010, 05:04 PM
Yep! Confidence is the Key!!

Im sure he will get it in Casablanca!

ALLEZ RICHIE!

Schu
03-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Yep! Confidence is the Key!!

Im sure he will get it in Casablanca!

ALLEZ RICHIE!

Could you PLEASE give Richie just a bit of your confidence and positive attitude :D

and yes Dani - I think that dreamsicle shirt would be just he thing he needs to kick his confidence in gear... Save that boring white for Wimbly.

ImmzB
03-25-2010, 05:56 PM
Could you PLEASE give Richie just a bit of your confidence and positive attitude :D



Yh ofcourse.

scmom
03-25-2010, 06:06 PM
I am totally onboard for a change of kits
Something to shake it up - kind of like a rally cap in baseball -
change the look , change the game :)

I loved the orange - and with the tan he is sporting from his trip to the southern hemisphere summer , it would look awesome

ImmzB
03-28-2010, 09:03 PM
Im sure im not the only 1 hoping that Casablanca was starting tommorow lol.

Tess Gray
03-28-2010, 09:40 PM
nope youre not the only one;)

I'm hoping to see Richard on a livestream again SOON! Haven't seen him in a couple of weeks.

~*BGT*~
03-29-2010, 12:35 AM
It'd be awesome if he asked for a WC for Houston (since I'll be there!) but I know he's back in Europe already.

marina36
03-30-2010, 11:46 AM
I also want Casablanca to start!
I'm convinced that Richard can play well and do a good tournament in clay. Most of the players will play for the first time of the year on clay, Richard already played 2 tournaments and he trained a lot. Miami and its atmosphere is behind him now; he said himself "Maybe I had to come here again in order to forget". He is determined, motivated. I know (and he knows as well) that just a match can bring him the confidence he needs. Physically, I don't know how he's but I think it's OK. He isn't injured, he plays well. He just needs confidence! I'm sure we can be optimistic. He hasn't won 2 matches in a row since January but now, it's the clay season. Maybe a new start?
If he win some matches in Casablanca, he can arrive in Monte-Carlo (I hope for the wild-card) in good position and why not, win a match against a top player? Or if it isn't in Monte-Carlo, it'll be in Barcelone ;)

I'm optimistic and I'll be always optimistic with Richard!
Allez!!:)

tennisc
03-30-2010, 12:00 PM
I can't wait for clay season, either. I'm bored with Miami and our tv coverage stinks. I was at least looking forward to seeing Rafa and Nalbandian play on Sunday, but it was pre-empted by Women's softball that was postponed due to rain, so they showed something else. I didn't stick around long enough to see what.
Lately I have been reading some of the posts on RG.net. I don't speak French, but sometimes can read it well enough to get the gist of what they are saying; other times I use the translator. Anyway, I was reading about Monte Carlo and how everyone was hoping Richard would get a wildcard, or 'WC', which when translated comes up 'toilet'. The translations were something like 'I hope Richard gets a toilet for MC, but if Roger or Andy Murray ask for a toilet, they'll give them one instead of Richard.' I found it very amusing. I'm bored!!
Here's hoping MC gives Richard a wildcard and a toilet, too.
Have a good day everyone!!!

Puschkin
03-30-2010, 01:08 PM
The translations were something like 'I hope Richard gets a toilet for MC, but if Roger or Andy Murray ask for a toilet, they'll give them one instead of Richard.'
:haha: That's why one has to learn languages. :p

I'm bored!!
Me, too. :o

reggie1
03-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Or just rely on you and the Frenchies, Puschkin for translations :lol: that's really funny. Google translate has given me many a giggle!

Schu
03-30-2010, 05:57 PM
I can't wait for clay season, either. I'm bored with Miami and our tv coverage stinks. I was at least looking forward to seeing Rafa and Nalbandian play on Sunday, but it was pre-empted by Women's softball that was postponed due to rain, so they showed something else.

Really- don't know if it's the fact that Richie hasn't been in IW or Miami but I'm very bored and have really not been psyched for these two tournaments at ALL. Except for the Nalbandian/ Rafa match (my #2 and #3 favs) but my regional Fox SPorts channel elected to show poker (how is THAT a sport?):eek: instead of the Miami tennis that was supposed to be covered by FoxSports BUT I did see it on tennistv.com. I started to wonder why I paid for that when many matches are on other free streams but now I know -- and the quality of the picture is much better and no stupid pop up ads. BTW - The first set was really good but then Dave pooped out and Rafa kicked it up in typical Rafa style.

I got the toilet translation too and wondered HOw in the world did WC translate to toilet! but then I remembered from LONG ago when I was in France that "WC" loosely translates into something like wash closet (ie. bathroom) or something like that (i think????)

Back on topic - I'm REALLY excited for clay and HOPE RIchie gets a WC for Monte Carlo and Barcelona. And hope to SEE him play some great clay court tennis in Casablanca

Keijan
03-30-2010, 06:21 PM
Actually WC means water closet (isn't that how it can be called in english too ?) In French you can either say I go to the WC or I go to the toilets, we never use the equivalent of "bathroom" which is only the place where you take baths. At the beginning of following tennis in English, I was all :confused: about players always asking for toilets in tournaments :lol: It's still kind of funny to talk about WC in the main draw. Wild card translates to "invitation" in French, btw.

Puschkin
03-30-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm REALLY excited for clay and HOPE RIchie gets a WC for Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
No need for a WC in Barcelona, as he is on the regular entry list.


PHM et Gasquet à Roland

Ayant tout deux connu une tournée américaine délicate (1 victoire pour PHM, 0 pour Gasquet), l'Alsacien et l'Héraultais ont débuté leur acclimatation à la terre battue. Les deux hommes ont en effet tapé la balle à Roland Garros hier. Richard Gasquet jouera son premier match sur terre (après la tournée sud-américaine) à Casablanca, tandis que Paul-Henri Mathieu débutera sa tournée sur l'ocre à Monte Carlo.

Source: http://www.welovetennis.fr/france/21...squet-a-roland

Nothing new, apart from the fact that Richard and Paolo practised in Roland Garros yesterday.
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Schu
03-30-2010, 08:21 PM
No need for a WC in Barcelona, as he is on the regular entry list.

Nothing new, apart from the fact that Richard and Paolo practised in Roland Garros yesterday

OOPS, I meant WC for Rome - I'm assuming the Rome entry list will be up before he gets enough points by winning Casablanca and Monte Carlo :D

Richard and Paolo - hope their slumps don't rub off on each other (just need to add Simon to the mix) :D

Cloudygirl
03-30-2010, 08:42 PM
i use google translate if I'm in a rush (it takes me quite a while to decipher a french article myself) and sometimes I get hilarious mis-translations.

Puschkin
03-30-2010, 09:04 PM
I'm assuming the Rome entry list will be up before he gets enough points by winning Casablanca and Monte Carlo
I am nit-picking today. :o The Rome list is already out, Richard logically not on, qualis' list still to come. If Richard wins those two (!) tournaments, we won't have to worry about WCs for the rest of the year. ;)

Richard and Paolo - hope their slumps don't rub off on each other (just need to add Simon to the mix) :D

Poor Gilles is worst off of these three, as his injury still (or again?) causes him troubles. PHM is a hard working and serious guy in practise, Richard can only benefit from that.

tennisc
03-31-2010, 12:18 PM
Nice to see Richie and Paulo getting some good practice at Roland Garros. One would think as much time as they have spent there, they would feel at home. I wish.
Puschkin, this is a belated THANK YOU! for all the translations you have provided. When I started reading the posts and articles over at RG.net a few years ago my old computer didn't have the translator. So I had to rely on you exclusively for the translations. I really appreciate it!

Tess Gray
03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Nice to see Richie and Paulo getting some good practice at Roland Garros. One would think as much time as they have spent there, they would feel at home. I wish.
Puschkin, this is a belated THANK YOU! for all the translations you have provided. When I started reading the posts and articles over at RG.net a few years ago my old computer didn't have the translator. So I had to rely on you exclusively for the translations. I really appreciate it!

Yes indeed! I know I don't always say thanks but your translations (and everybody elses as well!) are amaze:yeah::D

PHM&Richie on one court... hotness :awww:

Puschkin
03-31-2010, 02:00 PM
You are all welcome. However, I do fewer and fewer translations, as I feel that the knowledge of French is growing here. ;)

Gasquet maniac
04-01-2010, 12:48 PM
When will the draw be out for Casablanca? APPARENTLY, he will the fourth seed behind Wawrinka, Hanescu and Kubot.......

Puschkin
04-01-2010, 03:14 PM
When will the draw be out for Casablanca? APPARENTLY, he will the fourth seed behind Wawrinka, Hanescu and Kubot.......
Garia-Lopez is still there, so no first round -bye for Richard for the time being, which is better anyway. He doesn't need byes, he needs wins. :)

tennisc
04-01-2010, 07:15 PM
According to the tourney website, the draw will be released Saturday, April 3, 1:00 pm local time.
Can't wait to see some good clay court tennis!

reggie1
04-01-2010, 09:30 PM
I for one would be lost without your translations Puschkin and from Marion and Fran and any of the others whom I may have forgotten to mention so a big thank you from me too :yeah:

scmom
04-03-2010, 12:19 AM
just heard that Andy Murray had been given and accepted a wild card into Monte Carlo
checking the lists , I see that Gasquet is last on the alternates list
have any of you heard whether he has been offered a wild card for the event

I am sure they are holding on to one just in case Federer wants in
but looks like they have 2 or 3 they can still give out

and - ps - thanks for all the translations
got a good laugh out of the WC - water closet vs wild card discussion the other day
for obvious reasons , the term WC is one of the few I remember from my limited use of the french language while I was in France
a WC is a good thing to be able to find
Way more useful than the " ou est le bibliotheque " phrase that I remember - I took so much french in high school and that phrase , along with je m'appelle ... is about all I remember
pathetic really
( and seriously , like I needed a library ? - ha - now had they said " discotheque" I might have paid more attention

Keijan
04-03-2010, 01:19 AM
Richard is invited in MC : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100402_232130_gasquet-invite.html


Thank you Reggie :hug:

And that would be où est la bibliothèque ;) which is indeed not that useful in a city unless you're a bookworm like Gilles :lol:

scmom
04-03-2010, 01:40 AM
excellent news, and thanks !

as you can see - my french is weak - but the mystery of what word is considered masculine and which needs the feminine was one of the hardest concepts for me to remember
as no such distinction exists in english
and as I was no bookworm - none of my friends would have ever looked for me in the library , that 's for sure

now the WC - after a few beers - there , they might find me :)

Puschkin
04-03-2010, 08:38 AM
Richard is invited in MC : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100402_232130_gasquet-invite.html
Yes! :woohoo: Get ready Richard, I am coming!;)

Cloudygirl
04-03-2010, 09:31 AM
excellent news, and thanks !

as you can see - my french is weak - but the mystery of what word is considered masculine and which needs the feminine was one of the hardest concepts for me to remember
as no such distinction exists in english
and as I was no bookworm - none of my friends would have ever looked for me in the library , that 's for sure

now the WC - after a few beers - there , they might find me :)

I'm glad I'm not the only one I find genders in languages really hard to get my head around.

Great news about the wild card. Hope you get to watch him and you are his good luck charm Puschkin ;)

ImmzB
04-03-2010, 01:38 PM
Casablanca Draw Today.

Keijan
04-03-2010, 02:52 PM
I hope you'll get to see him :) are you going every day or just at the beginning ?

French isn't the worst when it comes to genders : in German you have masculine, feminine and neutral :help::sobbing:

Cloudygirl
04-03-2010, 04:44 PM
I was taught French and German at school and for some reason always found German far easier. However for some reason I've retained far more French.

marina36
04-03-2010, 06:13 PM
Olivier Rochus in first round!:o
It's time for a revenge....

I don't understand...he isn't seeded!?

ImmzB
04-03-2010, 06:39 PM
Revenge time!!!

Rochus in the 1st Round....errrm not a bad 1st Round match.

ALLEZ RICHIE!!

ImmzB
04-03-2010, 06:39 PM
Draw: http://www.gphassan2tennis.com/tableaux/sg.pdf

ImmzB
04-03-2010, 09:12 PM
I hope Gasquet plays on Monday. Will there be Live Streaming? Last year there was.

~*BGT*~
04-03-2010, 09:14 PM
Rochus again :o

Cloudygirl
04-03-2010, 09:34 PM
If he loses to Rochus again I will be so unimpressed.

Gretchen.
04-03-2010, 09:47 PM
If he loses to Rochus again I will be so unimpressed.

I will be :mad: .

case
04-03-2010, 11:54 PM
If he loses to Rochus again I will be so unimpressed.


i wish i could be unimpressed. right now i lived in fear of rochus:eek:

Davodus
04-04-2010, 03:39 AM
He better beat Rochus this time!

Schu
04-04-2010, 04:16 AM
If he loses to Rochus again I will be so unimpressed.

I'll be a LOT more than unimpressed.

Glad to see he got the WC for MC. Pushkin-know you are happy about that. I just realized MC is the same week that I have a horrid week at work and will not be able to see any matches (or even watch scores) until Saturday :sad:, so Richie-ya have to make it to the semis :D. If Berdych can make it to the finals of Miami, anything is possible...

Well first comes Casa - hope he can play well and go far (and I can see it).

silverwhite
04-04-2010, 06:41 AM
If this were 2005 - 2007, he'd win the title easily. But it's 2010, so not losing in the 1st round would already be an accomplishment. :tape:

silverwhite
04-04-2010, 06:43 AM
I'll be a LOT more than unimpressed.

Glad to see he got the WC for MC. Pushkin-know you are happy about that. I just realized MC is the same week that I have a horrid week at work and will not be able to see any matches (or even watch scores) until Saturday :sad:, so Richie-ya have to make it to the semis :D. If Berdych can make it to the finals of Miami, anything is possible...

Well first comes Casa - hope he can play well and go far (and I can see it).

NID, really, since the country club the MC tournament is played in is in France...

Well, Berdych has been steadily improving throughout the year so it's not that big a surprise, IMO. :shrug:

Cloudygirl
04-04-2010, 10:26 AM
I wish Richard would take note from Berdych. It's the mental comeback i want to see Richard making.

My objectives for Richard in this tournament is to win one match. Given the draw he should do much better than that but my expectations are pretty low right now. :(

reggie1
04-04-2010, 11:01 AM
Mine too, let's hope he pleasantly surprises all of us. Tennis just isn't the same for me ATM. I've not seen him play since the AO!

PinkFeatherBoa
04-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Lightning will not strike twice and he will beat Rochus.

Bonne Courage Richie. :yeah:

Vlad1980
04-04-2010, 06:09 PM
Decent draw. Let's see what he makes of it.

Puschkin
04-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Not on the OOP for Monday

Vlad1980
04-04-2010, 06:41 PM
If this were 2005 - 2007, he'd win the title easily. But it's 2010, so not losing in the 1st round would already be an accomplishment. :tape:


If he just relaxes and plays his game, the way he did in Acapulco this year, he can win this. Given the work he did on clay this year, I expect something decent out of this event.

Puschkin
04-04-2010, 06:55 PM
:topic: I am watching Roddick-Berdych, so predictable, please Richard, get your act together, I want to see real tennis again.

Schu
04-05-2010, 05:41 AM
Well, Berdych has been steadily improving throughout the year so it's not that big a surprise, IMO. :shrug:

Exactly what i meant - if Berdych can make such a mental improvement, and that's the difference for Berdych this year (plus better movement on court) Richie could too.

Naina
04-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Good Luck richard....Plz stop killing me :tape:

tennisc
04-05-2010, 12:12 PM
So happy to see Richard got a 'toilet' for Monte Carlo, especially happy for you Puschkin. I hope you get to spend the entire week watching him play beautiful tennis; and I hope you get to talk to him this year, too.
Now as for this week, I EXPECT him to win some matches!!! Really, there is no reason why he should not win a tournament like this! GOOD LUCK, RICHARD!!!

Cloudygirl
04-05-2010, 01:20 PM
http://www.gphassan2tennis.com/

can't link to it directly for some reason. There is an interview with Richie on the front page. It's really really quiet though.

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 02:41 PM
There is Live Streaming: http://www.fromsport.com/video-220750.html

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 02:42 PM
I hope Gasquet is feeling confidfent about this Tournament.

Gasquet's Match defiantly will be on the Center Court, so we will be able 2 watch him!

ALLEZ GASQUET!

Tess Gray
04-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Bet365.com is also streaming this tournament :yeah:

I would love to see revenge for the match in Miami. Good luck Richard!

acd692
04-05-2010, 05:50 PM
i'm sorry i don't understand french. could someone tell me what he said in the video?

marina36
04-05-2010, 06:21 PM
He says that it isn't an easy draw, Rochus is a good player. The importance for him is to play well and win the most possibly matches in order to have confidence again.

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 06:26 PM
He says that it isn't an easy draw, Rochus is a good player. The importance for him is to play well and win the most possibly matches in order to have confidence again.

Thanks.

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 06:53 PM
Gasquet is 4th & Last on Court Central for his 1st Round Singles Match against O.Rochus.

OOP: http://www.gphassan2tennis.com/tableaux/op.pdf

reggie1
04-05-2010, 07:22 PM
Do we know roughly what time it will be for us Brits please?

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 07:25 PM
Do we know roughly what time it will be for us Brits please?

Around 16.30 - 17.00

reggie1
04-05-2010, 08:08 PM
Thank you for that. Dinner will be a bit later tomorrow me thinks :lol:

Cloudygirl
04-05-2010, 08:22 PM
I hope 5 because I don't get home until 6

ImmzB
04-05-2010, 08:26 PM
I have my Easter Holidays, So Last on Court is good but do have to go in to School for Revision Classes which is in the Morning.

ALLEZ GASKAY!

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 12:24 AM
3am here for me... :o

acd692
04-06-2010, 02:27 AM
He says that it isn't an easy draw, Rochus is a good player. The importance for him is to play well and win the most possibly matches in order to have confidence again.

thanks!:)

i don't know what time is the match here in mexico but i'll try to watch it since is my last week of vacations:(

Davodus
04-06-2010, 08:50 AM
I'm not sure if I'll be able to watch it, but here's hoping he can play well here. The training in South America should set him up better for this than Rochus, but who really knows. I think he should win, we'll see.

Naina
04-06-2010, 10:00 AM
Good luck Richie :D

j'adore_richie
04-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Does anyone have another steam? The link on the previous page was a dead one...

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 05:17 PM
Does anyone have another steam? The link on the previous page was a dead one...

http://www.fromsport.com/video-221250.html

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 05:27 PM
A.Clement Is 6-3 2-0* up in his match. Gasquet follows that Match.

reggie1
04-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Is he on yet? I can't access stream from my phone.

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 05:32 PM
It's 6-3 *2-1 to Clement currently Vicky, so not on yet.

Hurry up Arnaud, I didn't rush home to watch you, no offence. :p

reggie1
04-06-2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks Immzb xx

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:03 PM
Gasquet is Wearing his Hat again.

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Thanks Immzb xx

It's Kool :cool:

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Gasquet is Wearing his Hat again.


:lol: Didn't take him long... Good luck RG x

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 06:06 PM
He found his comfort blanket, I mean cap. All is well again. That means this tournament is sure to go better.

Dini
04-06-2010, 06:08 PM
C'mon Richie. +++

Let's get a win. :dance:

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:13 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* O.Rochus

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:14 PM
NO NO NO the cap is back:( I loved capless Richard:sobbing:

Oh well, whatever's going to help him win ;)

:bounce: 2 BP!

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:15 PM
2 BP Gasquet. 15-40

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Wow, he's all over Rochus.. hopefully he can keep this up..

Gasquetno.1
04-06-2010, 06:16 PM
He's playing really well :)

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:16 PM
good start! 2-0

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:16 PM
R.Gasquet *2-0 O.Rochus

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:17 PM
"Gasquet really looks up for it"

Gasquetno.1
04-06-2010, 06:18 PM
Maybe the cap was the problem :P

Schu
04-06-2010, 06:18 PM
NOOOOOO the cap is BACK! But if it helps him hold every service game like the first and THEN BREAK with a good game I can certainly live with it!! (maybe at least get rid of that boring white shirt)

Damn he is looking on fire now 3-0 (did Rochus get more than 1 point) but I know all too well that could fizzle in a minute - Keep on smoking Richard!!!

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:18 PM
Wow! He must really want to win:lol: Nice start Rich:yeah:

"Rochus is rocking at the moment":lol: loving this commentator already

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:22 PM
30-40. Nice BH Winner Gasquet!

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Rochu serve percentage is 23%. :eek:

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:26 PM
R.Gasquet 4-1* O.Rochus

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Who is this young man and what'd he do with the real Ritchie? :p

Ome
04-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Rochu serve percentage is 23%. :eek:

I don't mind that at all :lol:

Richard is looking good today.

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:28 PM
3 lovegames on richard's serve :eek:

Schu
04-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Still smokin' ...

But I'm gonna complain - is tiny Rochus' serve that good that RIchard can't stand in closer on the return ?:D

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:31 PM
5-1 :eek: This is an exciting and unexpected first set:bounce:

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:31 PM
R.Gasquet *5-1 O.Rochus

acd692
04-06-2010, 06:31 PM
i want him to play like that in a grandslam or against a top 10

Dini
04-06-2010, 06:32 PM
Great stuff so far. :hearts:

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:33 PM
:worship: Hasn't lost a single point on his own serve... my GOD. I wonder what kind of peptalk his coach gave him!:lol:

Vlad1980
04-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Not a single point lost on serve in first set. Best set he has played all year?

I am sure he and most of us are happy he is back on clay.. :)

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:33 PM
WOW. :eek:

He did not drop a SINGLE point on his serve.

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:34 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 0-0* O.Rochus

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:34 PM
the full arsenal: a couple of service winners, two volley winners, two stops, two smashes, 3 BH winners, only FH winner is missing. ;)

tennisc
04-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Very, very impressed so far!!!!
Rochus has just won 8 points!
Keep it up!

Schu
04-06-2010, 06:35 PM
i want him to play like that in a grandslam or against a top 10

Well it might be a bit harder to play like that against Nadal or Fed BUT...

WOW that was an amazing service display! Now, Richie KEEP UP YOUR INTENSITY - don't start feeeling sorry for the guy and let up!

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed watching Richard play.

Continuation, please.

Dini
04-06-2010, 06:39 PM
:inlove:

Schu
04-06-2010, 06:39 PM
SWEEEET - BH dropper for about the 5th time :)

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:43 PM
SWEEEET - BH dropper for about the 5th time :)

:inlove: I love those

2 more BPs! :D

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:44 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *2-1 O.Rochus

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:44 PM
and he takes the break with aggressive play! YES!

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:44 PM
Mmm.. he's fist pumping now :)

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 06:45 PM
Great aggressive Break. This is so encouraging to watch!

Gasquetno.1
04-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Breath taking ! :O

Jozie
04-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Great stuff!!!!

Gasquet wearing his "lucky" cap back to front again. Just like old times.

:yeah:

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 3-1* O.Rochus

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
:hearts: I love dropshots so much.

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Great aggressive Break. This is so encouraging to watch!
and two aces for the confirming game!

acd692
04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed watching Richard play.

Continuation, please.

yees;)!

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Great stuff!!!!

Gasquet wearing his "lucky" cap back to front again. Just like old times.

:yeah:

Playing like old times too!! :D

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 06:49 PM
Oh, that backhand!!!

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:50 PM
What A Shot!! BH Winner!

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:51 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *4-1 O.Rochus

acd692
04-06-2010, 06:51 PM
lol rochus..

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:51 PM
:D 4-1 I'm afraid to get really excited over this... I won't be relieved until the last point is played :p

Gasquetno.1
04-06-2010, 06:52 PM
The commentator is in love with Gasquet... So am I !! :L

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:56 PM
The commentator is in love with Gasquet... So am I !! :L

:lol: He turned into a Gasquet fangirl in under an hour :p

MP:bounce:

j'adore_richie
04-06-2010, 06:57 PM
I love how nice the Brit commentators are to Richard <3

Tess Gray
04-06-2010, 06:58 PM
:woohoo: OMG what a match! So good to see some of the old Richard!

j'adore_richie
04-06-2010, 06:59 PM
yay :DDDD. Olivier did play poorly but Richard didn't let him play well. Looking good...

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 06:59 PM
This was an annihilation!

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 06:59 PM
1st Round Result:

R.Gasquet 6-1 6-1 O.Rochus

acd692
04-06-2010, 07:00 PM
omg i'm happy :bounce:

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 07:00 PM
:lol: He turned into a Gasquet fangirl in under an hour :p


There is a reason for that! Ollie was poor, but Richard played well and WITH variation!

GasquetFan
04-06-2010, 07:00 PM
I can't believe what I just witnessed....... :lol:

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Well played Gasquet!!

Vlad1980
04-06-2010, 07:01 PM
He still CAN play like did in 2005 afterall. Only 1 point lost on serve all match. Simply stunning and amazing :worship::worship:

PinkFeatherBoa
04-06-2010, 07:06 PM
Richard played well and WITH variation!

Exactly a Variation that is so needed in Tennis today, incredibly hard not to appreciate that. :worship:

I am without words but :inlove:.

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 07:06 PM
Only 1 point lost on serve all match. Simply stunning and amazing :worship::worship:

I am as happy as all of us, but let's not forget: Ollie was poor. What I liked was the balance between aggressiveness (on bps) and patience, together with the variation, this was good to see. Go on like that, Rich!

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 07:07 PM
I hope Richie is playing tommorow.

Schu
04-06-2010, 07:08 PM
What the hell did he put in that cap?

It was great to see him fired up and best of all not letting up when in control. And that serve :eek: He showed today all the tools he has - great variety, something I so miss.

Rochus wasn't anywhere near his best but Richie didn't even let him get started. I still think Richie's court positioning could have been better and a better player would have exposed that but for now:

BRAVO Richard :worship:

tennisc
04-06-2010, 07:11 PM
WOW!!! This match reminded me of why I am a fan of his. Everything seemed to be working today...the dropshots, the all-court game, the beauty of that backhand...Rochus looked lost out there. This is the way he is capable of playing all the time, of course we know that. He didn't lose a point on his serve in the first set and only one in the match! BTW, I don't mind the cap. I also have curly hair so I can totally understand why he wears it.

Vlad1980
04-06-2010, 07:11 PM
I am as happy as all of us, but let's not forget: Ollie was poor. What I liked was the balance between aggressiveness (on bps) and patience, together with the variation, this was good to see. Go on like that, Rich!


It has a while since Richard beat anyway this badly. It reminded me when he played Olie's brother Chistophe in Hamburg in 05... he just crushed him almost as badly then. Pleasing to see he can still do it.

Cloudygirl
04-06-2010, 07:20 PM
No chance anyone recorded it is there. i can't believe i just missed the best match he's played this year.

can someone do me a summary or do the stats speak for themselves?

marina36
04-06-2010, 07:25 PM
No chance anyone recorded it is there. i can't believe i just missed the best match he's played this year.

can someone do me a summary or do the stats speak for themselves?

Same for me... I have seen nearly all his matches this year and I miss this match... :rolleyes:

BTW it's good to know that Richard is back!!:D

Vlad1980
04-06-2010, 07:29 PM
No chance anyone recorded it is there. i can't believe i just missed the best match he's played this year.

can someone do me a summary or do the stats speak for themselves?


Richard had all the shots working today. Serve was amazing, got to the net plenty. Basically he hit winners from all over the court and most importantly he never lost a focus for a second during such a one sided match.

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Same for me... I have seen nearly all his matches this year and I miss this match... :rolleyes-
Richard opened with a love game, he immediately took his bps in the second game with agressive play, moving forward. He never was in danger on his own serve, after he showed his trade mark BH, he began showing variation, Ollie did not even run after the stops. Rochus served badly and committed errors, but it ws always Richard who forced the game for a second break. An early break in the second set, he hold comfortably with two aces, there was a 214 km/h serve and Rochus' errors became more and more frequent. Richard dropped his first and only point on serve in the middle of the second set, it did not matter, he was 40-0 up.

And oh yes, the cap is back. :p

Cloudygirl
04-06-2010, 07:35 PM
Richard opened with a love game, he immediately took his bps in the second game with agressive play, moving forward. He never was in danger on his own serve, after he showed his trade mark BH, he began showing variation, Ollie did not even run after the stops. Rochus served badly and committed errors, but it ws always Richard who forced the game for a second break. An early break in the second set, he hold comfortably with two aces, there was a 214 km/h serve and Rochus' errors became more and more frequent. Richard dropped his first and only point on serve in the middle of the second set, it did not matter, he was 40-0 up.

And oh yes, the cap is back. :p

much as I hate the cap, if it makes him win I'd buy him one myself.

Richard had all the shots working today. Serve was amazing, got to the net plenty. Basically he hit winners from all over the court and most importantly he never lost a focus for a second during such a one sided match.

now that is fab. And also did he look pleased with his performance?

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 07:40 PM
much as I hate the cap, if it makes him win I'd buy him one myself.
:rolls:

And also did he look pleased with his performance?
You know Richard, he is no Djokovic on court, showing all his emotions, but he was focused throughout and we had a fist bump after teh break in the 2nd set.

Vlad1980
04-06-2010, 07:42 PM
much as I hate the cap, if it makes him win I'd buy him one myself.



now that is fab. And also did he look pleased with his performance?


Yeah, he had that fire in his eyes and was really determined on basically every point. After I saw first couple of points, it was never in doubt Richard would win today given his body language. I know it is beginning of the clay court season for many players but Richard has put in a lot of work already in South America, so he looked far more confident player. I say this week is a good opportunity for him.

Cloudygirl
04-06-2010, 07:48 PM
:rolls:


You know Richard, he is no Djokovic on court, showing all his emotions, but he was focused throughout and we had a fist bump after teh break in the 2nd set.


I'll settle for a fist pump from him - it's a good sign.

So happy to hear that he had positive body language. Long may it continue. Would love for him to have a couple of months of good results.

Puschkin
04-06-2010, 07:50 PM
It has a while since Richard beat anyway this badly. It reminded me when he played Olie's brother Chistophe in Hamburg in 05... he just crushed him almost as badly then.

That is a valid point. It is indeed long ago since he handed out such a beating. And doing it against a guy who beat him only a week ago should add to his confidence.

Richard is on the alternate list for Nice. I am sure he gets a WC if he asks. But let'see how the clay season develops before we "advise" to play or not to play there.

In contrast, he did not enter Rome qualifying.

Schu
04-06-2010, 08:00 PM
After I saw first couple of points, it was never in doubt Richard would win today given his body language.

Let's not get carried away - I've had to eat those words MANY times. But that was the best thing about today's match - he actually did maintain that focus for 2 full sets without the slightest waiver, even when he was drumming the guy.

Cloudygirl
04-06-2010, 08:03 PM
That is a valid point. It is indeed long ago since he handed out such a beating. And doing it against a guy who beat him only a week ago should add to his confidence.

Richard is on the alternate list for Nice. I am sure he gets a WC if he asks. But let'see how the clay season develops before we "advise" to play or not to play there.

In contrast, he did not enter Rome qualifying.

well it might do him some good to build his confidence with smaller tournies. I imagine there will be quite a few withdrawals from Nice nearer the time.

reggie1
04-06-2010, 08:23 PM
My evening didn't go as planned, so. I missed the match! I can't believe that he gave Rochus such a drubbing, amazing and it makes me feel optimistic for the first time in a while, such a nice feeling to feel. Thanks for the reports everyone.
I actually quite like the cap, I didn't, I was always banging on about how he should ditch it but I think it's his trademark and he didn't seem like him without it. Silly I know.

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 08:44 PM
OOP For Wednesday Hasn't Been Released....There Taking Ages!!

Getta
04-06-2010, 09:11 PM
In contrast, he did not enter Rome qualifying.

he will be playing the challenger in Tunis during the week commencing 26th April.

ImmzB
04-06-2010, 09:15 PM
Gasquet is not on the OOP for Wednesday.

scmom
04-06-2010, 09:53 PM
what a wonderful result!
Way to go, Richard!

sorry I missed the chance to see this one - but was away from home all morning
hopefully will get a chance to see such great play in his next match
as for the cap , if it makes him comfortable and able to play like this
then wear the cap!

case
04-06-2010, 11:35 PM
he will be playing the challenger in Tunis during the week commencing 26th April.

a challenger, really? maybe he will change his mind
well he played beautifully today. made me remember why i started following him in the first place.
if he had an unforced error it was quickly forgotten.
i feel better about clay.

Getta
04-07-2010, 12:23 AM
a challenger, really? maybe he will change his mind
well he played beautifully today. made me remember why i started following him in the first place.
if he had an unforced error it was quickly forgotten.
i feel better about clay.

winner of Tunis earns 125 ranking points. i think that Richie, currently at no.74, will make every possible effort on European clay to elevate his ranking and secure a safe passage through to the third round at Wimbledon. tough mission, as it means he will get a little time to breathe, but not impossible... adrenaline and infectious swagger might fit the bill nicely...

silverwhite
04-07-2010, 01:00 AM
I'm surprised :lol:

Cloudygirl
04-07-2010, 01:08 AM
winner of Tunis earns 125 ranking points. i think that Richie, currently at no.74, will make every possible effort on European clay to elevate his ranking and secure a safe passage through to the third round at Wimbledon. tough mission, as it means he will get a little time to breathe, but not impossible... adrenaline and infectious swagger might fit the bill nicely...

I agree he should stand a very good chance of winning that challenger and 125 points is better than a couple of rounds in Rome.

case
04-07-2010, 01:14 AM
winner of Tunis earns 125 ranking points. i think that Richie, currently at no.74, will make every possible effort on European clay to elevate his ranking and secure a safe passage through to the third round at Wimbledon. tough mission, as it means he will get a little time to breathe, but not impossible... adrenaline and infectious swagger might fit the bill nicely...

makes sense

icecastle
04-07-2010, 02:01 AM
thank you so much to those who posted about Richie's match today. even though i was not able to watch i feel as though i watched him from all your accounts. cant wait to see the old Richie back! :D

Davodus
04-07-2010, 02:05 AM
I was too tired to stay up for it, but now I wish I did. What a dominant performance! Really impressive!

ImmzB
04-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Gasquet will be defending 90 Points from Rome when he will be playing the Tunis Challenger, so he will need to Win that Tournament!

ALLEZ GASQUET.

ImmzB
04-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Not a bad choice from Gasquet to go and play in the Tunis Challenger as I don't think he would of got a Wild-Card for Rome & I don't think alot of people would of Withdrew from Rome so he can get in.

Looking at the Tunis Entry List, Gasquet has a great chance of Winning it.

ALLEZ GASQUET!!

case
04-07-2010, 05:52 PM
off topic a little- ok a lot-

when i saw the thread in GM titled "NAdal starting to use mouth protection" i thought he was going to somehow protect himself from kissing to avoid what happened to gasquet.
i kind of disappointed that that wasnt what he was doing.

ImmzB
04-07-2010, 10:18 PM
Gasquet is 3rd on the Court Centeral!!!

Gasquet plays A.Golubev!

ALLEZ GASQUET!!

GasquetFan
04-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Good luck Richard! I'm feeling positive about this match....

Kournikovaism
04-08-2010, 12:07 AM
So am I, this should be good for him, although I like Golubev too. But Richie more :).

Gasquet maniac
04-08-2010, 07:28 AM
Good luck, Gasquet.....

Davodus
04-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Hopefully I'll be able to watch this time...Golubev is tough, so he can't be underestimated, however I expect, especially after the first round, Richard should be able to win ;)

Naina
04-08-2010, 12:52 PM
Allez... hope he plays exactly like he played on tuesday :bounce:

icecastle
04-08-2010, 01:23 PM
Is there any stream for today?

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Is there any stream for today?

Try here: http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

:)

icecastle
04-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Try here: http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

:)

Thanks! :D

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:20 PM
Gasquet's Match to start in around 15 Mins time.

oranges
04-08-2010, 04:32 PM
Allez Richou :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 04:32 PM
Richie to serve first...

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 04:37 PM
Perfect start!! 1-0.

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:37 PM
Gasquet 1-0* Golubev

oranges
04-08-2010, 04:40 PM
:drool: BH for 2BPs early on

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:40 PM
Gasquet *2-0 Golubev

Gasquet Breaks To 30.

ALLEZ GASQUET!

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Live Stream: http://www.atdhe.net/15127/watch-atp-casablanca

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:44 PM
R.Gasquet 3-0* A.Golubev

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:48 PM
R.Gasquet *3-1 A.Golubev

Davodus
04-08-2010, 04:49 PM
good start!

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:49 PM
R.Gasquet 4-1* A.Golubev

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:56 PM
R.Gasquet *5-1 A.Golubev

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The 1st Set!

ALLEZ

Davodus
04-08-2010, 04:58 PM
great set...another breadstick!

oranges
04-08-2010, 04:58 PM
3rd set in a row 6:1 :hearts:

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 04:59 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 0-0* A.Golubev

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set In 22 Mins!

ALLLEZ!

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 05:00 PM
:worship:

I love you Richard....
hehehe

Playing great!!

oranges
04-08-2010, 05:00 PM
Oh and that half-volley for SPs was absolutely delicious. He's in the groove here :rocker:

icecastle
04-08-2010, 05:01 PM
:woohoo: first set!

If this is how he's going to play with the cap on, ill never ever complain about the cap. :D

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:03 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *1-0 A.Golubev

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

Allez!

oranges
04-08-2010, 05:04 PM
If this is how he's going to play with the cap on, ill never ever complain about the cap. :D

Never underestimate the power of the cap. Haasi won Halle and made Wimbledon semi when he went back to his trusty cap ;)

Davodus
04-08-2010, 05:06 PM
His game looks really good...I wonder where this was in IW and Miami...

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:07 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 2-0* A.Golubev

Nice BH Winner 2 Win The Game!!

ALLEZ!!

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 05:07 PM
THAT BACKHAND!!!! Ahhh!!!

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:10 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *2-1 A.Golubev

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:12 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 3-1* A.Golubev

Gasquet Holds To 0

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:15 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *4-1 A.Golubev

Double Break Up!!

ALLEZ!

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:19 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 5-1* A.Golubev

oranges
04-08-2010, 05:21 PM
:worship: Easy as pie. Well done, Richie

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:22 PM
2nd Round Result:

R.Gasquet 6-1 6-1 A.Golubev

Davodus
04-08-2010, 05:22 PM
excellent, 4 breadsticks and he'll be totally fresh for the QF. Really good form he is showing here.

Gasquet maniac
04-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Congrats, Richie...Hanescu next....GOOD LUCK.....

case
04-08-2010, 05:23 PM
good match for gasquet.

yippee! finally two good matches in a row!

Vlad1980
04-08-2010, 05:23 PM
I guess Richard thought his first match was too long so he finished this one in 45!!! minutes.

Allez :worship::worship:

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Well, that was quick :devil:

Well done Richard!! Take the title!!

icecastle
04-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Well done Richie! :bigclap:

silverwhite
04-08-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm surprised. Again. :lol:

I don't think he has lost to Nieminen or Hanescu before, so hopefully the QF won't be a first. :tape:

j'adore_richie
04-08-2010, 05:28 PM
stop it Richard, you're giving me hope...

But seriously, well done for today, keep it up!

GasquetFan
04-08-2010, 05:32 PM
I'm surprised. Again. :lol:

I don't think he has lost to Nieminen or Hanescu before, so hopefully the QF won't be a first. :tape:

He is playing Hanescu in the QF, whom he has played twice and never lost a set too.. :D

tennisc
04-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Another WOW performance! Okay, so he wasn't playing Fed, but I'm happy! Only lost 3 points on first serve, no bp's, less than 45 minutes...I ain't complainin'. Keep it up, Richard. This is the way you are always capable of playing. I love the look of confidence on his face, you know how he starts working those eyebrows, always asking for his 'lucky ball' back! Really cute. I'm also glad I got to see this. I had to work a few hours this morning, and though I might miss it. Glad I didn't. I could watch him play like this all day, such a joy!!

~*BGT*~
04-08-2010, 05:37 PM
What's going on? :lol:

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

Keep up the good form!!

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Gasquet has a 2-0 H2H against Hanescu. Both Wins came in the Davis Cup in 2007 & 2008.

C-B-R
04-08-2010, 05:49 PM
I missed it !! But great win I suppose that makes up for missing it

Schu
04-08-2010, 05:55 PM
Who is this MAN!!!

O.K. so maybe neither of his opponents were great but I don't think the "old" Richard could have beaten even his grandma 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1!!!!!

I had it on my desktop at work and kept thinking I'd catch a look but it was over so fast I only saw about 5 points in between working.

Tess Gray
04-08-2010, 05:57 PM
:bigclap: Nice going Richie! He looked so focused and concentrated out there.

Gasquet maniac
04-08-2010, 07:26 PM
He on the Centre Court tomorrow.. He plays the last match while scheduled first match is at 12 noon....He maybe will be playing 4-5 hours later depending on the previous outcomes....

Puschkin
04-08-2010, 07:43 PM
:woohoo: I just returned home, great to see Ricahrd handing out another beatdown.

BTW: Has anyone seen if Markus and/or Deblicker are there?

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Probaly Around 18.00 For Me In London!!

Allez Gasquet!!

scmom
04-08-2010, 07:49 PM
thought I might be home in time today to see some of this match , but looks like he made quick work of his opponent.
Glad to hear that he is playing well , and really focused.
So happy for him - and for us , his fans
Keep it up ,Richard

Heck - maybe I should miss tomorrow's match too , just in case
He has won 2 in a row without me

Cloudygirl
04-08-2010, 07:56 PM
please make it be 6pm although I'm also scared to watch as he has inflicted two beatdowns in a row without me.

ImmzB
04-08-2010, 07:57 PM
Gasquet's Comments:

"I'm happy with my performance today," reflected Gasquet. "I hope that tomorrow I'll play good as well. Hanescu is a tall and talented player who serves well. It will be important for me to serve well and make him move a lot."

icecastle
04-08-2010, 08:08 PM
oh, that's good. that will be like 10 or 11 pm in my time. :D

Allez Richie! :bounce:

tennisc
04-08-2010, 08:39 PM
Puschkin, I think I saw Eric Tuesday, but I didn't notice anyone today. Someone else may have seen one or the other. My stream died right after the match, so I don't know. He looks very confident and relaxed. Ha! I think that's funny how he always talks about other players being tall.

Cloudygirl
04-08-2010, 08:40 PM
No Markus then?

So is the hat his lucky charm or is Eric?