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Croissants, Rice and Noodles: European and Asian Indoor Season 2010 (Paris)

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~*BGT*~
09-11-2010, 05:48 AM
9/17: DC quarterfinal in Lyon
9/20: Metz
10/04: Tokyo
10/11: Shanghai
10/25: Montpellier
11/1: Basel
11/7: Paris

ImmzB
09-11-2010, 11:36 AM
:)

Nice Title!

Allez Gasquet!!

reggie1
09-11-2010, 03:12 PM
Love the title Danielle!

~*BGT*~
09-11-2010, 03:57 PM
:)

Nice Title!

Allez Gasquet!!

Love the title Danielle!

Thank you. It was a difficult decisions. :lol: I just hope it wasn't offensive. :tape:

icecastle
09-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Cute title, I like it. :)

Gretchen.
09-11-2010, 05:49 PM
I just hope it wasn't offensive. :tape:

Noodles might be a bit offensive. :haha:

But good title nonetheless. :dance:

ImmzB
09-11-2010, 06:08 PM
I just hope it wasn't offensive. :tape:

I don't think so, I remmeber Floyd Mayweather getting alot of stick and being called a racist for saying this to Manny Pacquaio:

Mayweather referred to Pacquiao as a "yellow chump." He also said he was going to "stomp the midget" and force Pacquiao to "make some sushi rolls and cook some rice" and then "we're going to cook him with some cats and dogs."

It shouldn't be a problem though. :)

reggie1
09-11-2010, 06:17 PM
But isn't it just the same as saying French people like croissants and that British people drink too much on holiday :lol: sometimes stereotypes are funny and nothing hurtful is meant by it. People can poke fun at the English as much as they like and I never find it offensive. We say it about ourselves anyway!

Kournikovaism
09-11-2010, 07:25 PM
Love the title :yeah:

~*BGT*~
09-11-2010, 08:04 PM
Noodles might be a bit offensive. :haha:

But good title nonetheless. :dance:

Well, in his interview at the Japan Open in 2008, Richie said that noodles were his favorite thing to eat in Japan. :p

*julie*
09-11-2010, 09:11 PM
Good title but it's not a quarter but a semi final in Lyon. :p

ImmzB
09-11-2010, 11:20 PM
Who thinks Gasquet will be the number 2 ahead of Llodra & Simon?

I hope he plays the Singles, it would be great for him to be back playing Davis Cup matches in France and he would love the atmosphere (I hope so :unsure:).

If he his picked to play Nalbandian for the 1st/2nd rubber that would be tough, it would be nice to start off against Monaco and then if he has to play Nalbandian in the 4th/5th rubber then bring it on! :armed:

I hope he get's to play though and it will put him in good stead for Metz.

Allez Gasquet! :yeah:

silverwhite
09-12-2010, 09:39 AM
Not offensive at all. I'm proud to be associated with rice and noodles :drool: :cool:

case
09-12-2010, 09:53 AM
all this talk of food makes me hungry.
no one wonder i always eat during a tennis match

ImmzB
09-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Gasquet and Roger-Vasselin are the 2nd ALT for the Metz Doubles.

ImmzB
09-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Richie could be the 3rd seed for Metz. :bounce:

Tsonga is unlikely to play.

Puschkin
09-13-2010, 05:11 PM
Gasquet and Roger-Vasselin are the 2nd ALT for the Metz Doubles.
This is interesting. Deblicker DOES bring change. I don't remember that Richard entered doubles while with Markus.

Davodus
09-14-2010, 09:02 AM
I'm looking forward to this part of the season...I think Richard, if he can have an injury free run, could have some good results. He's generally done quite well in Asia, and he should have some confidence.

ImmzB
09-14-2010, 04:21 PM
Davis Cup

If Richie plays the Singles and he wins a rubber, he can gain 40 ranking points.

ImmzB
09-16-2010, 04:43 PM
The Metz Singles Draw is on Saturday at 17.00 Local Time & 16.00 BST.

ImmzB
09-17-2010, 08:34 PM
It looks like Richie will be the 4th Seed in Metz.
The top 4 seeds recieve a BYE into round 2.

Seedings

1. M.Cilic (14)
2. G.Monfils (15)
3. I.Ljubicic (17)
4. R.Gasquet (29)

Gasquet maniac
09-18-2010, 01:49 PM
Meaning that Kohlschreiber and Tsonga had pulled out from Metz? Meaning Richie is seeded fourth...

Gasquet maniac
09-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Sorry, I forgot that it follows the current seeding....My apology......

ImmzB
09-18-2010, 02:32 PM
Hoping Richie get's a good draw.

4 wins to take the title. :p

ImmzB
09-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Metz

Richie is seeded 4th

Richie has a BYE into Round 2, where he will either face Adrian Mannarino or Paul-Henri Mathieu.

He is in Monfils's half.

ImmzB
09-18-2010, 05:14 PM
Could be a tough match against Mathieu if he plays him, Mathieu looked good against Hewitt and hit some great shots!

Allez Gasquet! :yeah:

Kournikovaism
09-19-2010, 01:23 AM
That possible quarter final match is going to fucking kill me :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

kiwialicat
09-19-2010, 02:05 AM
I don't know. Presuming he makes it out of the quarter, a loss to Monfils or Llodra would piss me off.

I know its terrible when your faves have to play each other, especially early. But either way at least one of them goes through.

Kournikovaism
09-19-2010, 02:19 AM
I know a Tommy vs Richie quarter would at least mean I would have a fave in the semis. :) :)

But I am getting ahead of myself, like Tommy's year has been shit apart from Bastad and USO.:help:

ImmzB
09-19-2010, 02:34 PM
Richard is also playing Doubles with E.Roger-Vasselin in Metz.
They take on 4th seeds J.Brunstorm & C.Kas in the 1st round.

Doubles Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/341/mdd.pdf

marina36
09-19-2010, 03:48 PM
Doubles Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/341/mdd.pdf[/B]

:lol: :lol: Simon will play with Zeballos...

Schu
09-19-2010, 04:14 PM
[B]Richard is also playing Doubles with E.Roger-Vasselin in Metz.
They take on 4th seeds J.Brunstorm & C.Kas in the 1st round.

4th seeds - never heard of either.

Hope Richard gets to play a round of doubles before his first singles match. Often it isn't such a great idea for Richie to get a bye - he usually needs to work his way into a tournament and get the feel of the court. ANd coming in cold agaisnt someone who has played a match is always a little difficult. ALLEZ Richie!

Cloudygirl
09-19-2010, 04:36 PM
Brunstrom is a pretty good doubs player. Won Gstaad fairly recently. Had a regular doubs partner for about a year and a half but now doesn't.
Kas played with Chardy at the USO.

ImmzB
09-19-2010, 09:03 PM
It would be good for Richie to play the Doubles before his Singles match and get used to the conditions.

Richie could play his 1st round match on Thursday but he will probaly play on Wednesday.

ImmzB
09-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Richie & E.Roger-Vasselin are 4th on the Court Central court on Tuesday.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 03:27 PM
Richie will play P.H.Mathieu in the 2nd round after he beat A.Mannarino 6-3 6-3.

It's going to be a tough match against Mathieu.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 03:33 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin *1-2 Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin Broke in the 1st game but loose the next 2.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 03:42 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin *1-4 Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a Break down.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 03:54 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 *0-0 Brunstorm/Kas

Brunstorm & Kas take the 1st set.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:07 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 3-0* Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a Break up in the 2nd.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 (0-0*) Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin take the 2nd set, MTB to settle it.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:20 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 (3-0*) Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a MB up.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:22 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 (*5-0) Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a Triple MB up.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:22 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 (*5-1) Brunstorm/Kas

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a Double MB up.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:23 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 (*8-1) Brunstorm/Kas

Big lead, finish it off.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:25 PM
Metz Doubles 1st Round Result

R.Gasquet/E.Roger-Vasselin 3-6 6-1 10-1 J.Brunstorm/C.Kas

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Nice win for Richie and Roger-Vasselin.

~*BGT*~
09-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Nice win Richie. :cool:

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 04:45 PM
Gasquet is on the Entry List for the ATP 500 in Basel which starts on the 1st of October.

Davodus
09-21-2010, 04:59 PM
Nice doubles win :yeah:

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 06:13 PM
Gasquet is 4th on the Court Central court on Wednesday.

1st in the Evening session. Not before 19.00 Local Time & 18.00 BST.

ImmzB
09-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin will play E.Butorac & J.Rojer in the QF.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:24 PM
R.Gasquet 1-2* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet a Break down.

Gasquet had 15-30 on the Mathieu serve at 1-0*

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:30 PM
R.Gasquet 2-3* P.H.Mathieu

Cloudygirl
09-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Great returning stats Richard :rolleyes::rolleyes:

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:36 PM
R.Gasquet 3-4* P.H.Mathieu

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:42 PM
R.Gasquet *3-5 P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet to serve to stay in the 1st set.

teem
09-22-2010, 05:44 PM
too bad ... allez riri !

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:44 PM
R.Gasquet 4-5* P.H.Mathieu

Mathieu to serve for the 1st set.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:47 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *0-0 P.H.Mathieu

Mathieu takes the 1st set.

Allez Richie!!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 05:51 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 1-0* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet holds to 0.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:00 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 2-1* P.H.Mathieu

Richie saves a BP at 30-40.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:20 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 4-3* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet saves another BP.

Allez Gasquet!!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:21 PM
Monfils has pulled out of Metz replaced by N.Mahut.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:25 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *4-4 P.H.Mathieu

Mathieu saves a BP.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:28 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 5-4* P.H.Mathieu

Richie hits 2 ACES in the game and 7 overall.

Mathieu to serve to stay in the 2nd set.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:32 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *5-5 P.H.Mathieu

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:40 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-6 (1-0*) P.H.Mathieu

2nd set TB.

Gasquet starts off with an ACE.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:40 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-6 (*1-2) P.H.Mathieu

On serve.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:41 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-6 (4-2*) P.H.Mathieu

MB Gasquet.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:43 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-6 (*4-3) P.H.Mathieu

MB Gasquet.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:44 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-6 (6-3*) P.H.Mathieu

TSP Gasquet!!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:46 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 0-0* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet takes the 2nd set on a TB!!

Alllez Richie!! :rocker2:

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 06:58 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) *1-2 P.H.Mathieu

On Serve.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:06 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) *2-3 P.H.Mathieu

Mathieu holds from 0-30 down.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:15 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 3-3* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet saves 2 BP at 15-40.

Big hold!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:23 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 4-4* P.H.Mathieu

On Serve!

Puschkin
09-22-2010, 07:23 PM
Allez, Richard! Break him and serve out!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:29 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 5-4* P.H.Mathieu

Richie to serve to stay in the match.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:34 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 5-5* P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet holds to 30. Hit 3 ACES in the game, 2 at 30-30.

Big hold!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:37 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) *5-6 P.H.Mathieu

Richie to serve to stay in the match again and take it to a final set Tie-Breaker!

Schu
09-22-2010, 07:37 PM
I just checked the scoreboard - oh the good old days of biting my nailings "watching" richard pay a close one on the scoreboard. well back to work and not moment too soon, this drives me insane. Hope I see a "W" when next I check back. looks like PHM is serving well - few break points and Richie has 16 aces but somehow 5 break points agianst him .. Hang tough Richie! Win it in another TB

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:42 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (0-0*) P.H.Mathieu

Gasquet holds at 40, hit's his 17th ACE at 40-40.

3rd set TB to settle it!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:44 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (2-1*) P.H.Mathieu

On Serve.

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:47 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (*3-3) P.H.Mathieu

On Serve, very tense!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:48 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (4-3*) P.H.Mathieu

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:48 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (5-3*) P.H.Mathieu

MB Gasquet!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:50 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-6 (*6-3) P.H.Mathieu

Triple Match Point Gasquet!

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:50 PM
Metz 1st Round Result

R.Gasquet 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) P.H.Mathieu

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Great fighting from Richie!!

Good result for him.

*julie*
09-22-2010, 07:54 PM
Good to see richard winning close matches!
:worship:

silverwhite
09-22-2010, 07:57 PM
What a tight match :eek:

Either his returning was as bad as usual or Paulo served out of his mind...

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 07:59 PM
Gasquet next plays T.Robredo in the QF.

Puschkin
09-22-2010, 08:14 PM
PHM is always highly motivated at Metz, he did not play badly at the US Open, I feared a tough match for Richard. I am happy he is through, winning tight ones is a good thing.

Cloudygirl
09-22-2010, 08:17 PM
grrr the thread in GM has annoyed me. Why do I even bother posting in there.

Puschkin
09-22-2010, 08:26 PM
:topic: France against Austria (in Austria) is next year's first round in DC. :yippee:

case
09-22-2010, 08:29 PM
Good to see richard winning close matches!
:worship:
why be picky??;) i will take any kind of win:D

Cloudygirl
09-22-2010, 08:29 PM
so is that home or away for France and have you bought your tickets yet ;)

Puschkin
09-22-2010, 08:46 PM
so is that home or away for France and have you bought your tickets yet ;)
The tie is in Austria as can be seen from my previous post :p, but no tickets yet. ;)

ImmzB
09-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Richie's match against Robredo should be stramed as they start broadcasting it on Friday.

It will be a tough match against Robredo but defiantly winnable!

Allez Richie!!

Schu
09-22-2010, 09:22 PM
Well Yeah! Winning two TBs against PHM who usually plays well at Metz is great to "see". Richie winning 2 TBs in a row against anyone is great.

And yes either Paulo was a serving beast (although Richie had about 3 times more aces) or someone REALLY needs to work on their service return, especially 2nd serve.

I never think Robredo has a chance on an indoor court but somehow he manged to win matches. It's definitely a winnable match. Good luck RIchie - and will it be streamed?

Vlad1980
09-22-2010, 10:41 PM
Tough win. Looks like good serve and poor second serve returning.
Robredo, I feel like is a tough matchup for Richard.

~*BGT*~
09-23-2010, 12:05 AM
Nice clutch win. :rocker2:

Davodus
09-23-2010, 12:25 AM
Wow tough match...good win!

tennisc
09-23-2010, 12:54 AM
Good win indeed. Anytime he wins 2 tiebreakers it can't be bad, especially after losing the first set. 17 aces, good first serve percentage, but that 2nd serve needs some work, Richard. But the best thing is he didn't cave in to the pressure. He won. I'm happy. Good luck against Robredo.
And he's playing doubles too. I would love to see that although there are usually no streams for the doubles.
Puschkin, I hope you get some good tickets for the 1st round of Davis Cup next year. It would be one time you would be happy to see him play Davis Cup, right?

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 02:19 PM
I hope Richie wasn't standing like 10 feet behind the basline on returning the 2nd serves from Mathieu.

Kournikovaism
09-23-2010, 02:56 PM
:sobbing: at this quarter, although at least one will be in the semis. :sad:

Cloudygirl
09-23-2010, 06:09 PM
when does he next play doubs?

tennisc
09-23-2010, 06:15 PM
He plays doubles after the Mahut/Zverev match which is going on right now. Wish we could see it. I enjoy watching him play doubles.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 06:18 PM
With him playing Doubles in the evening today, I guess he will be in the evening session tommorow...?

Cloudygirl
09-23-2010, 06:35 PM
We missed at least one amazing backhand last night

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ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:16 PM
Gasquet is 1st in the night session on Friday.

Not before 19.00 Local time & 18.00 BST.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:21 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *0-0 Butorac/Rojer

1 set all. MTB to settle it.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *3-1 Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a MB up.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *4-3 Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a MB up.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 5-5* Butorac/Rojer

On Serve.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:30 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 6-7* Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a MB down.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *8-7 Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin are a MB up.

2 points on there serve to finish it.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:34 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 9-9* Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin have missed 2 match points at *9-7 and 9-8*.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:35 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *10-10 Butorac/Rojer

Match Point saved by Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:37 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *11-12 Butorac/Rojer

Gasquet & Roger-Vasselin save another Match Point on the Butorac & Roger serve.

Match Point Butorac & Rojer.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Gasquet/Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 *12-12 Butorac/Rojer

Match Point saved... On serve....

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Metz Doubles QF Result

R.Gasquet/E.Roger-Vasselin 4-6 6-3 14-12 E.Butorac/J.Rojer

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 08:43 PM
Tough match but Gasquet & Roger-Vesselin got through it.

Hope this put's Gasquet in good stead for tommorow's QF match against T.Robredo.

icecastle
09-23-2010, 08:45 PM
nice win for Richie and his partner. :D

Schu
09-23-2010, 08:54 PM
If RIchie keeps winning these tight ones he's going to make me eat my words about him not being a clutch player (which I would gladly do). Hope he's not worn out is serving arm for singles tomorrow. Good Job guys.

Any chance that match will be on a live stream? since it is quarters and Bucharest has been streaming since monday :rolleyes:.

ImmzB
09-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Any chance that match will be on a live stream? since it is quarters and Bucharest has been streaming since monday :rolleyes:.

There should be Live Streaming tommorow.

~*BGT*~
09-24-2010, 12:27 AM
Amazing doubles win. :D

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Live Stream: http://atdhe.net/24247/watch-atp-metz

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 05:53 PM
R.Gasquet 2-1* T.Robredo

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:01 PM
Hum he's really looking head and shoulders above Robredo at the moment.

Seems to me he has won almost every single point when he was not taken out by the serve alone. Except for the point were Robredo hit him (shouldn't habe gone for the drop shot though, I swear he plays avery cat-and-mouse point as if his opponent is not even going to try).

of course he gets broken to love as I type that

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:01 PM
R.Gasquet 3-2* T.Robredo

Gasquet was *3-1 up but gives the Break back to Robredo.

On serve.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:02 PM
That point at *3-1, 0-0, when Gasquet hit the smash and his racket touched the net.

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:03 PM
Touched the net with the first smash and then it went down: weird FH, DF and worse. Refocus!

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:07 PM
Hum he's really looking head and shoulders above Robredo at the moment.

He WAS looking that way and then the old LACK of FOCUS from Richard and the break is gone in about 4 points -GRRR! ANd now Robredo looks better just knowing he got the break RIGHT back. COme RIchard stay intense and focused and this should be yours...

But I must say his "head and shoulders" hair is looking particularly nice today :D

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:08 PM
Much better game for 4-3 Bh winner, smash and an ace to conclude

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:08 PM
R.Gasquet 4-3* T.Robredo

Allez Richie!

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:08 PM
I'm not watching can't cope with the roller coaster tonight ;)

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:10 PM
Nice BH winner!! :rocker2:

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:12 PM
R.Gasquet *5-3 T.Robredo

Gasquet breaks & will serve for the 1st set!

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:13 PM
Ok I can't resist watching. Richard what the hell are you doing!!!!


FOCUS!!!!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:14 PM
R.Gasquet 5-4* T.Robredo

Gasquet broken to 0.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:14 PM
gah you are a moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but i love you anyway

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Hum looks like he just has to keep breaking serve all the way to the tie-break and hope for the best there. He could also try to break for the set each time I guess

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Come on Richie!!

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Richard has no confidence whatsoever at the moment. Twice he was up a break and playing decent tennis and then playing two of the worst service games of the season each time. Nerves and no confidence in himself.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:18 PM
what is wrong with him!!!!!!!

Winning ugly works too!!

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Come on Rich, you are the much better player, focus!

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:20 PM
If he can only not get a break ahead, he is invincible!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:20 PM
R.Gasquet 6-5* T.Robredo

Allez Richie!

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Richard has no confidence whatsoever at the moment. Twice he was up a break and playing decent tennis and then playing two of the worst service games of the season each time. Nerves and no confidence in himself.
not surprising, he needs a convincing first serve.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:24 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*0-0) T.Robredo

1st Set TB.

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:24 PM
O.K. looks like I better pay attention here and focus on Richard instead of my work - I go back to looking at my work when he is up 5-3 and looking good, come back and the set isn't over - WTF RIchard! (although I should know beter than to think the set is in the bag when he is serving for it).

O.K. TB I'm gonna focus on RIchard - hope he does the same.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:25 PM
oh god I've got the commentator that states the obvious again :(

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:26 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*2-1) T.Robredo

MB Gasquet!

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:26 PM
now that was a decent point

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:26 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*3-1) T.Robredo

What a point!!! Allez Gasquet!!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:27 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (4-1*) T.Robredo

ACE Gasquet!! MB Gasquet!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:27 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (4-2*) T.Robredo

MB Gasquet!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:29 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*5-3) T.Robredo

Pump fist from Richie!

Allez!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:30 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (6-3*) T.Robredo

What play from Gasquet!! Alllez!!

TSP Gasquet!

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 06:31 PM
Great breaker Richard.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:31 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 0-0* T.Robredo

Gasquet takes the 1st set.

:woohoo:

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:31 PM
oh god I've got the commentator that states the obvious again :(
If they say he is camping behind the baseline, they are not watching, just talking crap!

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:32 PM
Twice a break up and he gets nothing but double faults, suddenly the tie-break arrives and he turns into Karlovic.

Not to mention the stephan ederg volleying

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:32 PM
Great TB from Richie!!

Gasquet looks so much better than Tommy from the back of the court.

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:34 PM
Should have been 6-2 but he did it in the end - where did the voleys and serves come from in the TB. Guess I'm just going to not work until the match is over. Both times he got broken I was looking at my work - just as well I didn't see the bad stuff.

Maybe he will relax and take it as he should in the second.

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Gasquet looks so much better than Tommy from the back of the court.
He even looks better at the net, I think. ;)

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Great TB from Richie!!

Gasquet looks so much better than Tommy from the back of the court.

From everywhere, but he just eeked out the seet - typical.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 06:37 PM
Richard Gasquet tie break king :spit::spit::spit:

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:37 PM
He even looks better at the net, I think. ;)

What do you mean - Roberdo hasn't missed a volley or gotten passed yet ;);)

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:40 PM
What do you mean - Roberdo hasn't missed a volley or gotten passed yet ;);)
How often has he been there? Once? :p

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:40 PM
Ah ah some really entertaining tennis in there, between the meltdowns

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:41 PM
How often has he been there? Once? :p

That was my point... I didn't even see one

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:43 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) *1-2 T.Robredo

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 06:44 PM
That was my point... I didn't even see one
:wavey: I 'm rather sure about one. But I take only notes for Richard's stats. ;)

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:49 PM
:wavey: I 'm rather sure about one. But I take only notes for Richard's stats. ;)

Robredo was going for the net behind that good serve - so now it's 1 1/2 times. :D

simplet
09-24-2010, 06:53 PM
Wow he truly crushed a couple of those forehands at 15-30

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 06:56 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 3-3* T.Robredo

Gasquet saves a BP.

Schu
09-24-2010, 06:57 PM
Dug out of the hole with a couple of huge FH! I hold my breathe everytime he goes for one of those...

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:05 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 4-4* T.Robredo

Gasquet holds from 15-30 down.

silverwhite
09-24-2010, 07:06 PM
Volley from no-man's-land :spit:

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:13 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) *4-5 T.Robredo

Robredo saves 2 BP.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:19 PM
commentator is really really really annoying

simplet
09-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Am I the only one who loves it when those (mostly) spanish players suddenly realize a shot is not going where they expected it to go or a dropshot is well played, and let out a little cry of surprise before tracking it down grunting and puffing? It aways makes them look like little dogs playing fetch.

I think Clément does that too.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:22 PM
Clement does do that

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Richard needs to look at himself in the mirror and chant 100 times "I will not play like a mug everytime I get an advantage in a set"

This match is sooo frustrating

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
Richard's second serve forehand return is perhaps the worst shot in top 100. I mean really, he either misses it or hit very short no pace shot... if only players were just a tad smarter and served to his forehand, he would be in big trouble.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) *5-6 T.Robredo

Robredo saves triple break point at 0-40.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
he is hitting lots of nothing balls tonight off both wings. Placement would be good.

silverwhite
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
WTH :silly:

Boredo really got lucky there

Schu
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
now HOLD your serve Richard - don't think about the 2 shanked FHs or the fact that you had triple break point - just hold!

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 07:26 PM
i like his smashes,though, no overdoing!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:29 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (0-0*) T.Robredo

Gasquet holds to 15.

2nd set TB.

Schu
09-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Win this here Richard - I have work to do!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:30 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (1-2*) T.Robredo

MB Robredo

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Richie G needs an ass kicking

silverwhite
09-24-2010, 07:31 PM
What on earth was that? :help:

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:32 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (*2-3) T.Robredo

On Serve...

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:33 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (*2-4) T.Robredo

MB Robredo

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 07:33 PM
What on earth was that? :help:

Again, second serve forehand return. He can't hit that shot.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:33 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (3-4*) T.Robredo

MB Robredo.

Come on Richie!!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:35 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (*4-5) T.Robredo

"Yeah" from Gasquet when he made it 4-4.

Come on Richie, hold your 2 serves.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:36 PM
R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 6-6 (6-5*) T.Robredo

MP Gasquet!

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Metz Quarter-Final Result

R.Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) T.Robredo

silverwhite
09-24-2010, 07:39 PM
Again, second serve forehand return. He can't hit that shot.

I was actually referring to the dropshot but yeah, that too :o

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 07:41 PM
Well done!!
Impressive tiebreaks, some good serve for the most part (except two service games in first set). Some nice volleying. He fought very well. Hope this will give him more confidence, Robredo is always tough to play against.

ImmzB
09-24-2010, 07:41 PM
Gasquet next faces Mischa Zverev in tommorow's SF.

They have never met before.

Schu
09-24-2010, 07:42 PM
TIEBREAK KING GASQUET! Counting the doubles "tiebreak" he is 5-0 this tourney

Some bad play in spots but for me none of that matters because for 4 TBs in a row he stepped it up and didn't fold and THAT for him is MAJOR :yeah:

icecastle
09-24-2010, 07:44 PM
Oh that was close! so glad Richie won! :D Yay!

Puschkin
09-24-2010, 07:45 PM
He should have won the first set much quicker, but these horrible service games just after he had achieved the breaks. First set TB was good though. I feel his level declined in the second set up to 4 all, got better again towards the end. Serve was back in the breaker. He did not fold!

Vlad1980
09-24-2010, 07:46 PM
TIEBREAK KING GASQUET! Counting the doubles "tiebreak" he is 5-0 this tourney

Some bad play in spots but for me none of that matters because for 4 TBs in a row he stepped it up and didn't fold and THAT for him is MAJOR :yeah:

This in a way is more satisfying than his 6-0, 6-1 sets in some of his claycourt wins.

Does anyone know his career tiebreak record? I think it's still negative.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 07:50 PM
It's not that positive even for the year is it. i think it's something like 14-12 although it's pretty positive after May where he seemed to remember that he could play tennis.

Schu
09-24-2010, 08:53 PM
It's not that positive even for the year is it. i think it's something like 14-12 although it's pretty positive after May where he seemed to remember that he could play tennis.


I thought it would still be negative for the year BUT seems like you are pretty close on the overall year record as well as his recent TB success:

http://www.welovetennis.fr/richard-gasquet/27779-dixieme-tie-break-d-affilee

Is 26 TBs a lot in 3/4 of a year? Seems so to me - guess if he managed to hold after he broke he wouldn't get in so many TBs :D.

Cloudygirl
09-24-2010, 08:57 PM
ok thats pretty bad. I seriously need to get a life. :o:o:o:o


But yay on that tie break turn around pretty amazing really all credit to him.

lol and here was me thinking the grip changing was OCD!! http://www.welovetennis.fr/insolites/27781-le-secret-du-grip-de-richard

acd692
09-24-2010, 09:43 PM
semifinal! yes:) go go richard!

Davodus
09-25-2010, 02:05 AM
another tough win :yeah:

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 10:16 AM
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100924_224444_gasquet-le-favori.html

Richard Gasquet (FRA): «J'ai eu deux matches difficiles pour accéder aux demi-finales. Là, c'était un beau match, dur mais qui va laisser quelques traces physiquement. Enfin c'est bien d'arriver en demi-finale. En début d'année, je perdais quasiment tous les tie-break que je jouais ; là, je les gagne mais cela se joue à très peu de points. Cela peut basculer d'un côté comme de l'autre. Le tennis, cela se joue beaucoup à la confiance. Je joue pas mal même si on peut toujours mieux jouer. Je ne connais pas très bien mon adversaire en demi (Zverev) mais s'il est en demi-finale, c'est qu'il joue bien. Je pense être favori sur le match et ce n'est jamais facile de disputer un grand tennis dans ce cas. Je vais essayer de faire tout pour aller en

Gasquet: "A beautiful game"

After his victory against Tommy Robredo Friday (7-6 [7 / 3], 7-6 [7 / 5]), Richard Gasquet was immediately projected onto the semifinals scheduled for Saturday, against Mischa Zverev.

Richard Gasquet (FRA): "I had two tough matches to reach the semi-finals. There was a good game, hard but that will leave some traces physically. Finally it's nice to reach the semi-finals. Earlier this year, I lost almost all the tiebreak I played, where I won them but it is played with very few points. It can switch from one side or the other. Tennis, it will play a lot of confidence. I play a lot even though we can always play better. I do not know much about my opponent's half (Zverev) but if it is in the semifinals, he is playing well. I think I'm the favorite game and it's never easy to play great tennis in this case. I'll try to do everything to reach the final. "(AFP)

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 10:18 AM
Richie is 2nd on the Court Central for his Singles SF match and 4th on court for his Doubles SF match.

Play starts at 14.00 Local time & 13.00 BST.

Puschkin
09-25-2010, 12:54 PM
According to http://www.rmc.fr/editorial/127838/gasquet-incertain/ Richard is unsure to play today as he's got a fever.

Frankly, I am not surprised, he sweated like crazy yesterday, yes he always does, but normally not during the warm up and his face had unhealthy looking red spots. But let's see.

Gasquet maniac
09-25-2010, 12:57 PM
How bad is his fever?

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Gasquet withdraws.

Gasquetno.1
09-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Argh :(

Davodus
09-25-2010, 01:07 PM
This man has no luck :o

Puschkin
09-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Commentators during the Simon-match just confirmed the withdrawal, just said "illness".

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 01:08 PM
:sad: I was really looking forward to watching Richie playing today.

Hope he's all better for Tokyo.

Gasquet maniac
09-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Shit....

silverwhite
09-25-2010, 01:10 PM
He has withdrawn. For some reason, I'm not that surprised, maybe because the tournament had been going too smoothly :lol:

Schu
09-25-2010, 01:15 PM
:banghead: Not Again!!!!! And he was playing pretty well.

The poor guy just can't go a month without illness/injury. Get well soon!

nalbyfan
09-25-2010, 01:22 PM
Will he be able to play Tokyo ???

Davodus
09-25-2010, 01:25 PM
A "raging high temperature" :o he must be feeling like crap too...poor guy. He was playing well, if it's not injury, it's sickness.

Gasquet maniac
09-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Hopefully it is not measles.....

Lesliem
09-25-2010, 01:36 PM
They said on the streaming that he has a "gastro" so it's not an injury but today he couldn't play. It's a pity for him and the tournament. But Simon is in final and I think he will win the title :).

He should be ok for the Asian tourney I hope

Puschkin
09-25-2010, 01:44 PM
J'ai un début d'angine, J'ai de la fièvre, j'ai mal à la gorge. J'ai passé une très mauvaise nuit. C'était impossible pour moi de jouer. Je restais sur deux bons matchs. C'est décevant. Surtout en France. Je vais essayer de récupérer pour Tokyo. Je suis en position de bien jouer dans les prochaines semaines et je vais essayer de finir au mieux cette saison"

Source: http://www.opendemoselle.com/content/une-finale-simon-zverev#comments

The beginning of an angina, I have fever, a sore throat, I had a terrible night, I can't play. I had two good matches, this is disappointing, particularly in France, I will try to get healtyh for Tokio, I am able to play well in the remaining weeks and I will try to end my season at the best possible.

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 01:48 PM
J'ai un début d'angine, J'ai de la fièvre, j'ai mal à la gorge. J'ai passé une très mauvaise nuit. C'était impossible pour moi de jouer. Je restais sur deux bons matchs. C'est décevant. Surtout en France. Je vais essayer de récupérer pour Tokyo. Je suis en position de bien jouer dans les prochaines semaines et je vais essayer de finir au mieux cette saison"

Source: http://www.opendemoselle.com/content/une-finale-simon-zverev#comments

The beginning of an angina, I have fever, a sore throat, I had a terrible night, I can't play. I had two good matches, this is disappointing, particularly in France, I will try to get healtyh for Tokio, I am able to play well in the remaining weeks and I will try to end my season at the best possible.

Thanks.

Cloudygirl
09-25-2010, 04:41 PM
angina?

There are lots of colds and flu going round at this time of year so it's not surprising but pretty annoying

I thought he looked a bit peaky yesterday actually he looked really pale at the end of the match.

reggie1
09-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Well, I'm obviously in good company because I've been exactly the same this week! Not surprised he had to withdraw. Get better soon Rich :hug:

Cloudygirl
09-25-2010, 05:53 PM
Well, I'm obviously in good company because I've been exactly the same this week! Not surprised he had to withdraw. Get better soon Rich :hug:

I've been ill all week too. Hope he gets a couple of days in bed and feels better soon and you do too of course ;).

Puschkin
09-25-2010, 05:57 PM
I thought he looked a bit peaky yesterday actually he looked really pale at the end of the match.
Finally someone who has seen it, too. He did not look healthy yesterday, no comparison with his retirement at the US Open in 2007.

Cloudygirl
09-25-2010, 06:04 PM
I can't find a video of it from yesterday but I didn't think he looked right at the time espec at the end of the match.

I think Richard is over 2007 now. There would be no reason he would retire from this unless he was ill and anything else is nonsense. Just hope he's just a bit peaky and it's not a couple of weeks off.

Puschkin
09-25-2010, 06:10 PM
http://www.rmc.fr/editorial/127854/gasquet-bon-pour-3-4-jours-au-lit/

Le teint pâle, Richard Gasquet a expliqué les raisons de son forfait en demi-finale du tournoi de Metz face à Mischa Zverev ce samedi : « J’ai la fièvre depuis cette nuit et une grosse angine, je ne suis pas en mesure de jouer. Je suis naturellement très déçu mais je n’ai pas d’autres solutions que de déclarer forfait. J’ai attendu jusqu’à l’échauffement voir si je pouvais mais c’était impossible de taper dans la balle. C’est dur à avaler. Je n’étais déjà pas très bien hier soir, à mon avis je suis bon pour trois-quatre jours au lit. »

Here is confirmation!

ImmzB
09-25-2010, 07:43 PM
Richie has 45 points to defend in Tokyo.

At the moment, Gasquet will not be seeded, he needs a few withdrawls to get that.

Tokyo has a strong line up with players like Nadal, Roddick, Tsonga, Monfils, Nalbandian.....

If Richie is fully recovered from his fever, this is no reason why he can't go deep into the tournament.

The Asian Season is always nice and Richie enjoys it!

Allez Richie! :yeah:

Cloudygirl
09-25-2010, 11:59 PM
he actually doesn't defend anything in Tokyo. It's in his non countable tournaments because he's already filled up his best of countable tournaments with other 250s.

miekoatp
09-26-2010, 01:46 AM
Get well soon please!!! I cannot withstand the Japan Open without Richard.

tennisc
09-26-2010, 03:39 AM
I've been away today, but turns out I didn't miss anything.
I saw the match yesterday and noticed he was coughing, didn't look all that great (I thought it was the lighting at the place or the quality of the stream).
This time of year is terrible for this type of thing, and it's a wonder tennis players don't get sick more than they do with all the travel and changes in climate they experience. I suspect many of them suffer from allergies they may not even be aware of.

ImmzB
09-26-2010, 10:09 AM
he actually doesn't defend anything in Tokyo. It's in his non countable tournaments because he's already filled up his best of countable tournaments with other 250s.

I forgot that, my bad.

Richie has only 100 points to defend for the rest of the season in 5 tournaments. Reaching the top 20 is going to be tough but he is playing 2 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 500's and the 1 ATP 250. If he can have a good run in all those tournaments he should be around the top 20, around number 24 or so.

nalbyfan
09-28-2010, 12:59 PM
Tokyo is a 500 pts, so Richard has 45 pts to defend

Cloudygirl
09-28-2010, 06:39 PM
no he doesn't. He was out of the top 30 last year so he doesn't have to count all 500s

Q. What is the ranking structure and formula in 2010?

A. In 2010, any player who finished in the 2009 year-end Top 30 will be required to compete in four Grand Slam tournaments and eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. In addition, the Best 4 ATP World Tour 500 and Best 2 other events (ATP World Tour 250 and Challengers) will be counted towards a player's ranking. All direct acceptance players at the time of the entry deadline who do not play will receive a 0-pointer in their ranking.
A player who is out of competition for 30 or more days, due to a verified injury, will not receive any penalties. For other players outside the Top 30, the ranking structure that applies, IF QUALIFIED, will be four Grand Slam tournaments and eight ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. The Best 6 with up to 4 ATP World Tour 500 results will also be counted towards the ranking. If a player is not a Direct Acceptance and did not play a Grand Slam or Masters 1000 tournament, he can substitute with ATP World Tour 250 and/or Challengers. The eight players who qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will count an additional 19th tournament on their ranking.

The top eight players with the most countable points accumulated in Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, Davis Cup, Challenger and Futures tournaments during the year will qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

so Tokyo from last year is currently in his non countables. I'm not sure how it works now he is top 30 again. I don't know whether the top 30 rules apply straight away with any new tournaments he plays or whether it only applies if he finishes this year top 30.

Puschkin
09-29-2010, 06:34 AM
Richie has only 100 points to defend for the rest of the season in 5 tournaments.
In fact he has only 45 points to defend till the end of the year, he got 90 points from Basel, but has already enough 45-results this year to be used instead. So the difference is 45! In order to get into the top 20, though, he needs at least one big result or a very consistent performance throughout all remaining tournaments.