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Bring on the Grass Season!!! :D

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icecastle
05-30-2011, 08:15 PM
Now that Richard is out of Roland Garros already, its time to look forward to the Grass Season! :banana:

The first stop is Queen's from June 6th - 12th. :D

Our boy will also celebrate his 25th birthday on the 18th of June! :D

And then Wimbledon from June 20th - July 3rd! :bounce:

ImmzB
05-30-2011, 08:22 PM
Alllez!! :rocker2:

Hopefully a good grass court season and as many points as possible, Richard isn't defending anything for Queens or Wimbledon therefore it should give him a bigger motivation to do well and move up the rankings!! :)

A week till it starts but Richard will play on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

bleu_cheese
05-31-2011, 05:39 AM
Ah, my favorite part of the season! :D bring it on, indeed.

Gasquetno.1
05-31-2011, 11:50 AM
Alllez!! :rocker2:

Hopefully a good grass court season and as many points as possible, Richard isn't defending anything for Queens or Wimbledon therefore it should give him a bigger motivation to do well and move up the rankings!! :)

A week till it starts but Richard will play on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Didn't he get to the second or third round of Queens last year before he pulled out?

silverwhite
05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
Must be Fransexca and Sexlana :hearts:

Cloudygirl
05-31-2011, 03:11 PM
Must be Fransexca and Sexlana :hearts:

wrong thread ????? ;) ;)

silverwhite
05-31-2011, 03:12 PM
Yes :help:

Puschkin
05-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Didn't he get to the second or third round of Queens last year before he pulled out?
3rd round if I remember correctly, but he needs more than a QF to improve his points.So in fact he is not defending anything until Gstaad.

Gagsquet
05-31-2011, 07:49 PM
To make semi in Queens, he must beat a top 4 seed (Nadal Djoko Murray or Fish) NOT EASY!
But if Novak and Rafa withdraw (everything is possible), Gasquet is seed n°4 :worship:
*Dream on*

Schu
05-31-2011, 08:46 PM
To make semi in Queens, he must beat a top 4 seed (Nadal Djoko Murray or Fish) NOT EASY!
But if Novak and Rafa withdraw (everything is possible), Gasquet is seed n°4 :worship:
*Dream on*

Murray might have to let his ankle heal. He said after his match today he was on more pills than Ozzie Osbourne and he'll need to be in top shape for his whipping by Richie at Wimbly :devil:. And maybe Nadal and Djoke will wear each other to total exhaustion in the FO final and need more than a week to recover - one can dream...

silverwhite
05-31-2011, 11:06 PM
If Djokovic wins, he'll probably want to avoid playing Queen's dead tired so as not to sabotage his streak. If he loses, he'll probably withdraw out of depression :o

mukado
06-01-2011, 06:25 AM
He's 13th now. He needs a good result to overcame Troicki and be seeed 12th in Wimbledon, to avoid the top4 in R16.

Puschkin
06-01-2011, 07:20 AM
Richard is on the doubles entry list for Queens with Benneteau!

tufani
06-01-2011, 08:14 AM
That's a lovely team :)

Can't wait to see him play on grass. It's been a very long three years of wait!

Gagsquet
06-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Since 2006, he only lost against Federer twice, Nalbandian, Murray (famous five-setters) and Qureshi ( grass specialist- weird loss anyway) on grass
Only top players except Qureshi.
A loss against Clement doesn't count because it was indoor due to rain.

ImmzB
06-02-2011, 01:23 PM
I guess we won't be seeing Richard playing 10 feet behind on the grass whereas we will see that flashy and attacking tennis from him. :p

Puschkin
06-03-2011, 12:51 PM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Soure: http://www.welovetennis.fr/richard-gasquet/35918-richard-ne-sera-pas-au-queens

Richard retired from Queens. Why does he so often have to be injured when the grass comes up? Hip and thigh injury. :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::

nalbyfan
06-03-2011, 01:57 PM
Will he be able to play Wimbly ? Sad, he began to play well again then another injury...too bad

Puschkin
06-03-2011, 03:15 PM
Will he be able to play Wimbly ?
Last year he retired from Queens and missed Wimby, hoping that this year it will be the other way round. But it is soooooooooooo frustrating.

Schu
06-03-2011, 03:50 PM
:banghead::banghead: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Where did that come from?

He should do like Roddick and blow off everything before WImbledon -although Roddick has good reason to blow off clay, Richard does not.

Cloudygirl
06-03-2011, 03:56 PM
Benice if he played more than one tournie on hid best surface but better wimby than queens

icecastle
06-03-2011, 04:12 PM
:sad: I hope Richard feels better soon.

Maybe it isn't a serious injury but he just wants to rest enough for Wimbly.

Schu
06-03-2011, 04:34 PM
:sad: I hope Richard feels better soon.

Maybe it isn't a serious injury but he just wants to rest enough for Wimbly.

If he needs more rest for Wimbly, he really is in pretty poor shape because he didn't have that strenuous of a French OPen.

He probably missed a golden opportunity at Queens because I suspect Murray will drop out to let his ankle heal and one would think both Nadal and Djoke would really need the rest (assuming they both make it to final) and also withdraw but Nadal has been known to play the FO final and play on grass 2 days later so who knows.

But yes hopefully it is a minor muscle problem and he is just taking precautions.

ImmzB
06-03-2011, 04:43 PM
Noooooooo Richard!! :sad: :sad:

This is sooo annoying, I was really looking forward to seeing him playing in Queens.

I hope he's alright for Wimbledon!!

icecastle
06-03-2011, 04:51 PM
Noooooooo Richard!! :sad: :sad:

This is sooo annoying, I was really looking forward to seeing him playing in Queens.

I hope he's alright for Wimbledon!!

:hug: I hope you see him in Wimbly then. Have you bought tix for Queen's already?

scmom
06-03-2011, 04:57 PM
That is so disappointing! I hope he is well enough to play at Wimbledon
He has had such a good year so far
and I hate for an injury to set him back again

icecastle
06-03-2011, 04:57 PM
If he needs more rest for Wimbly, he really is in pretty poor shape because he didn't have that strenuous of a French OPen.

He probably missed a golden opportunity at Queens because I suspect Murray will drop out to let his ankle heal and one would think both Nadal and Djoke would really need the rest (assuming they both make it to final) and also withdraw but Nadal has been known to play the FO final and play on grass 2 days later so who knows.

But yes hopefully it is a minor muscle problem and he is just taking precautions.

You're right, he missed a good opportunity in Queen's. :sad: Let's just hope that this isn't a serious injury and he'll do well in Wimbly.

ImmzB
06-03-2011, 04:59 PM
:hug: I hope you see him in Wimbly then. Have you bought tix for Queen's already?

Wimbledon will be tough as I will be busy during the tournament. I was going to buy the Queens tickets soon as they still have some in stock but with Richard pulling out..... :sad: I'll see what I do.

ImmzB
06-03-2011, 05:06 PM
http://www.welovetennis.fr/richard-gasquet/35918-richard-ne-sera-pas-au-queens

If he does not receive a wild card in Eastbourne or s'Hertogenbosch, so it will start at Wimbledon on grass without preparation.

Is he looking for a WC into Eastbourne or s'Hertongenbosch?

silverwhite
06-03-2011, 05:21 PM
:o

Puschkin
06-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Is he looking for a WC into Eastbourne or s'Hertongenbosch?
Too early to tell probably, we'll have to be patient until mid next week.

Cloudygirl
06-03-2011, 05:57 PM
Oh god hope not. Playing week before wimby. Not good

ImmzB
06-03-2011, 06:13 PM
Oh god hope not. Playing week before wimby. Not good

True but maybe he needs matches on the grass, actually we need to know how serious the injury is, he might not even be able to play till Wimbledon starts.

This is where Facebook or Twitter for Richard comes in very handy.

mukado
06-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Let's keep an eye on Seb_Grosjean's one.

http://fr.twitter.com/#!/Seb_Grosjean

ImmzB
06-03-2011, 11:41 PM
I don't think if this was the problem but if you remember towards the end of the match between Gasquet and Djokovic it looked like Richard landed on his leg, at first glance it didn't look bad but maybe now it's got worse??

Gagsquet
06-04-2011, 12:17 PM
If he misses Wimbledon: he is officially the UPOAT (Unluckiest player of all times)

Cloudygirl
06-04-2011, 01:40 PM
Or it could be something completely different.

I would like to think that he's just being very sensible with his scheduling and making sure he's ok for Wimbledon. Better to miss Queens by far. Also re match practice there are grass courts in Paris.

nalbyfan
06-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Hope he can play Wimbly but with no prep tourney, it'll be difficult to adapt on grass. he's so unlucky especially because Fish, Nole and probably Murray pulled out of Queens, he could have had a real chance to win

Cloudygirl
06-04-2011, 02:24 PM
Maybe not as difficult as in previous years. He was saying that RG was playing faster than wim this year anyway.

tufani
06-05-2011, 08:31 AM
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Soure: http://www.welovetennis.fr/richard-gasquet/35918-richard-ne-sera-pas-au-queens

Richard retired from Queens. Why does he so often have to be injured when the grass comes up? Hip and thigh injury. :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::

I cannot believe his "luck" :sadface:

Vlad1980
06-05-2011, 03:32 PM
Is there a word from his camp? How serious is this? Is he playing the week before W? Anything?

ImmzB
06-05-2011, 04:57 PM
Is there a word from his camp? How serious is this? Is he playing the week before W? Anything?

So far there hasn't been no comments from his camp. When he's been injured before, we hardly hear how serious the injury is... etc.

Last year when he got injured in Queens and then when he had his MRI scan, he still wasn't sure if he would play Wimbledon and then he withdrew a day before the draw.

I hope someone can tell us how serious the injury actually is.

Cloudygirl
06-05-2011, 04:58 PM
Richards camp are never forthcoming on details it's absolutely nothing unusual.

ImmzB
06-06-2011, 10:49 AM
I got a text message from Eastbourne tennis saying:

However, there are wildcard entries still undecided 4 AEGON International + Richard Gasquet, who pulled out of Queen's with injury, could fill one of these places.

Not much but maybe if Gasquet is fit it's likely who could get a WC.

silverwhite
06-06-2011, 02:43 PM
OMG. I feel so tempted now. Venus is playing (for now :tape: ) and Richard and Serena might play. I still don't feel secure enough to book tickets though :unsure:

reggie1
06-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Oh this sucks! No Queens for him, why does this always happen? Fingers very crossed for Wimbledon. Another year without him would be too much to take for him and all of us 

Cloudygirl
06-06-2011, 07:59 PM
I wouldn't bet on him getting an Eastbourne wildcard. Last year he was refused one. Didn't need it in the end anyway due to injury but I remember reading a news article where he'd asked for one and they'd said no. I'm not sure he would ask after that.

ImmzB
06-06-2011, 08:19 PM
The difference from last year and this year is Richard's ranking, he is ranked number 13 that has 2 count for something. Looking at last year WC, they gave 2 of them to the Brit players and 1 to Simon. I'm still hopeful he can get one if he is fit.

Some of the top seeded players may withdraw and the addition of Richard could do the tournament good. :)

ImmzB
06-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Posted by marina36 on RG.net

L'Equipe:

"Gasquet a repris.
Touché à la cuisse droite pendant son 1/8ème contre Djokovic à Roland-Garros, forfait au Queen's, Richard Gasquet est tout à fait dans les temps pour Wimbledon. Il a repris la raquette hier et se rendra dès samedi à Londres pour y disputer deux matchs exhibitions, la semaine prochaine à Stoke Park. Gael Monfils sera également de la partie. "C'était une grosse contracture, limite élongation. La douleur n'a disparu qu'il y a deux jours." expliquait hier Gasquet."

"Gasquet has resumed.
Hit in the right thigh during his 1/8th against Djokovic at Roland Garros, Queen's package to Richard Gasquet is quite in time for Wimbledon. He took over the racket yesterday and will travel on Saturday to London to play two exhibition matches next week at Stoke Park. Gael Monfils will also be taking part. "It was a big spasm, limited elongation. The pain has disappeared two days ago." Gasquet explained yesterday. "

Good to hear that the pain has gone! :)

Gagsquet
06-11-2011, 07:14 PM
This is really the tournament of the year for Richard.
He could do some damage. Will he be seeded 13-16 or 17-20?

ImmzB
06-11-2011, 07:25 PM
This is really the tournament of the year for Richard.
He could do some damage. Will he be seeded 13-16 or 17-20?

Yeah, he's missed the last 2 Wimbledon's, hopefully he will make up for it in 2011. :)

It looks like Richard will be seeded 17-24.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10638656&postcount=2

ImmzB
06-12-2011, 11:43 AM
Richard will play on Tuesday, 3rd on court without an opponent yet which will be announced very soon.

http://www.theboodles.com/information/order-of-play.html

Puschkin
06-12-2011, 12:27 PM
Richard will play on Tuesday, 3rd on court without an opponent yet which will be announced very soon.

http://www.theboodles.com/information/order-of-play.html

Obviously some confusion at the Boodles. Now the same link says: Richard-Gael at 14.30. And he is still not on the players' list. :o

ImmzB
06-12-2011, 12:28 PM
Obviously some confusion at the Boodles. Now the same link says: Richard-Gael at 14.30. And he is still not on the players' list. :o

I think Querrey pulled out, he was struggling with his arm in Queens.....

Cloudygirl
06-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Obviously some confusion at the Boodles. Now the same link says: Richard-Gael at 14.30. And he is still not on the players' list. :o

The link is right they've revised order of play they said on twitter.

silverwhite
06-13-2011, 01:06 PM
I discovered this by accident:
http://twitpic.com/5azd3v

He was practising with Novak :lol:

Schu
06-13-2011, 04:30 PM
I discovered this by accident:
http://twitpic.com/5azd3v

He was practising with Novak :lol:

What is funny about that - Richard giving Novak a lesson on how to play on grass ;)

Puschkin
06-13-2011, 05:10 PM
He was practising with Novak :lol:
Confirmed here.

Djokovic et Gasquet s'entraînent à Londres
Novak Djokovic est arrivé à Londres. Le numéro 2 mondial s'est entraîné ce lundi avec Richard Gasquet sur les "practice courts" d'Aorangi. Il ne disputera pas le moindre match officiel avant Wimbledon. Gasquet, lui, est inscrit au Boodles Challenge, une exhibition qui débute demain.

Source: http://www.welovetennis.fr/atp/36455-djokovic-et-gasquet-s-entrainent-a-londres

case
06-13-2011, 06:13 PM
What is funny about that - Richard giving Novak a lesson on how to play on grass ;)

i think it is kind of funny too.
personally i will never like nole and wish he would stay clear of gasquet!~

Schu
06-13-2011, 07:24 PM
i think it is kind of funny too.
personally i will never like nole and wish he would stay clear of gasquet!~

Well they certainly are 2 different personalities so in that sense I guess it is funny but other wise, I think it's great he's practicing with Djokovic.

I used to not like Nole at all but I think he's grown up and cut out a lot of his antics and now I like him and respect his obvious effort to change and get a new mature/get down to business attitude.

Not saying I'd like Richie to turn into a Nole - like there is any chance of that but imagine where Richard would be if he had Nole's new found physical strength and endurance and just a TINY BIT of Nole's confidence.....

Puschkin
06-13-2011, 09:20 PM
Apparently I lack the humour to find out what is funny about practising with Novak. I simply think it is a good idea to practise with the best players.

Cloudygirl
06-13-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm not getting it either.

nalbyfan
06-14-2011, 01:43 PM
He'll play the first match vs Monfils at 2h30 PM (english time)
I guess Livescorehunter will stream it ?

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 02:11 PM
tennisform.com may stream it

http://www.tennisform.com/default.asp?action=LIVEStream

Kick some ass Richard!

Puschkin
06-14-2011, 02:53 PM
I can't watch. Some comments would be nice.

Jozie
06-14-2011, 03:24 PM
I can't watch. Some comments would be nice.

Hello there... Just switched on. Will try, don't get a very good picture.
First set Gasq/Monf 6/6 Gasq leading 2/0 in tiebreaker

Jozie
06-14-2011, 03:26 PM
Gasquet has 5 set points

Jozie
06-14-2011, 03:26 PM
richard 7/0 in tie break! :)

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:28 PM
Richard went up early break 3-1, then at 4-2 had another breakpoint but Monfils served it out. Richard was playing really relaxed, but got careless and got broken, but it seemed was still in control. Destroyed Monfils in tiebreak 7-0.

Richard is hitting forehand pretty hard, but misses at times. Backhand is absolutely deadly. Hardest shot on the court today. Overall, he is playing inside the court, completely different tennis from hardcourts or clay.

Puschkin
06-14-2011, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the comments, keep them coming. Too bad, I miss this.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:36 PM
Richard had 15-30 on Gael's serve but missed chance. 1-1
Holds at 0 for 2-1 lead after some nice groundies and serving.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:41 PM
RIchard played really loose game and is broken at 15... too many mistakes, easy volley miss, couple forehands and a double fault. Kinda lost his focus.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Gael holds for 4-2 after couple dueces. Richard tried to break that game, but Gael came up with good serves when needed.
Richard holds for 3-4. Overall it still seems the match is more on Richard's racquet if he plays serious.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Monfils holds for 5-3, after saving 2 breakpoint at 15-40.. good serving again when needed.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:54 PM
Richard holds 4-5.

Puschkin
06-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Supertiebreak or a third set?

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 03:56 PM
MOnfils takes second set 6-4.

Supertiebreak

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 03:56 PM
MTB to settle it!

Come on Richard!

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Richard up 4-2 with mini break

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 04:01 PM
What I've seen of Richard today, from the 2nd set, he only knows one way to play and that is to attack! :D

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:04 PM
5-5, on serve

Richard back up a mini break 6-5

Make it 7-5. Richard is not making a lot of first serves in this breaker.. make it more difficult. Richard is far more serious and wants to win more it seems.

Make it 8-5 for Richard. Still one mini.

Richard up 9-6

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 04:06 PM
Gasquet 8-5*

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Gasquet takes it 7-6 (7-0) 4-6 10-6 :)

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Richard wins it 10-6. Played well when needed it. Monfils fooled around a bit more.
Richard got pissed in second set, after being loose and then unable to break back because of strong service by Monfils.

Overall, decent from Richard for first grass court match... especially given that Monfils reached semis at Halle last week, but Richard overall looked more comfortable on the surface.

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 04:12 PM
Cilic, who doesn't have an opponent yet for tomorrow, I think it will be a good match for Richard if he plays him.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:13 PM
I would like to see Richard get to play Novak in this exhibition. I feel like Richard's game will match up well with Novak on grass and he should be able to take him down.

Puschkin
06-14-2011, 04:14 PM
Richard got pissed in second set, after being loose and then unable to break back because of strong service by Monfils.

:haha: I love it when he gets pissed about losing to a compatriote even in an exo.
Thanks for the comments

ImmzB
06-14-2011, 04:16 PM
I would like to see Richard get to play Novak in this exhibition. I feel like Richard's game will match up well with Novak on grass and he should be able to take him down.

Is Novak playing?

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Is Novak playing?

As far as I know yes.

Vlad1980
06-14-2011, 04:40 PM
:haha: I love it when he gets pissed about losing to a compatriote even in an exo.
Thanks for the comments

Believe it or not, he even tossed his racquet twice in second set. He was very irritated.

Schu
06-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Richard is hitting forehand pretty hard, but misses at times. Backhand is absolutely deadly. Hardest shot on the court today. Overall, he is playing inside the court, completely different tennis from hardcourts or clay.

YEAH! If only he could play more than one or two tournaments a year on grass(and sometimes none).

Thanks for the comments on the match - I noticed it would be streamed but actually had to pay attention to work for a while so missed it. Anyway not bad to beat Monfils in first "match" on grass. So he got pissed when he lost focused, even in an exho - good.

*julie*
06-14-2011, 06:38 PM
Thanks all for your posts about the match. I am glad he's back on grass. Looking forward to watching him play. (I'll be overwhelmed with work in the next two weeks though :mad: )

Cloudygirl
06-14-2011, 08:28 PM
Believe it or not, he even tossed his racquet twice in second set. He was very irritated.


He chucked his racquet in an exo. Really lol thats funny. :D

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Richard plays Nalbandian on Thursday, 3rd on court.

silverwhite
06-15-2011, 06:28 PM
He's Nalby's pigeon :lol:

Schu
06-15-2011, 07:14 PM
Richard plays Nalbandian on Thursday, 3rd on court.

My two Favorites!

Yes Richie is Nalby's pigeon big time. It will be interesting to see if Richie can clear this mental hurdle before Wimbly. Even if it is just an exho, any win over Nalby would be a + for him.

Vlad1980
06-15-2011, 07:22 PM
My two Favorites!

Yes Richie is Nalby's pigeon big time. It will be interesting to see if Richie can clear this mental hurdle before Wimbly. Even if it is just an exho, any win over Nalby would be a + for him.

Agreed. I actually wanted him to face Nalbandian, Ferrer or Djokovic in this exo. David is a good test, although he can't be at his best, I think Richard has good chance.

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 07:31 PM
Hopefully the weather will be good tomorrow, I'm looking forward to this match. Allez!

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Richard plays Nalbandian on Thursday, 3rd on court.

Richard will now play 2nd on court, change of schedule.

Cloudygirl
06-15-2011, 10:33 PM
yes of course Richard you have to play at the Boddles on the days when I'm not there.

Nalby too not happy about that at all :(

case
06-15-2011, 10:45 PM
been a while since i have seen nalbandian play. isnt nalby getting a little toothy? how is his weight these days?

Cloudygirl
06-15-2011, 10:55 PM
I saw pics from his match yesterday and looked like he's back to fit dave lol

Puschkin
06-16-2011, 04:59 PM
I have only seen the end. David wins 6-3 0-6 10-5. Some good returns from Rich like on SP, but the rest was rather average. :o

bleu_cheese
06-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Well. That is an odd score.

Schu
06-16-2011, 05:58 PM
And the pigeon continues... Richard wins the second set 6-0 and then remembers he's playing Nalbandian and falls apart in the TB.

I saw last 3 games of second set and the super TB. NOthing great, even if the set was 6-0 and then the pigeon factor took over for RIchie in the TB. In what I saw Richie didn't look very aggressive, except on a few service returns, his serve was really off and don't think he came into net once, except when pulled in by drop shot from Nalby. Hope he doesn't play like that next week.

Cloudygirl
06-16-2011, 07:12 PM
didn't see it but if it was anything like the second match yesterday which I did see where Verdasco blatantly tanked at the end to get off court because of the rain then I wouldn't worry too much.

It's just an exo lets see what he does on the real thing.

ImmzB
06-16-2011, 08:05 PM
1st set, Richard made errors and Nalbandian hit some good shots. Didn't see the 2nd or the MTB.

ImmzB
06-16-2011, 08:07 PM
Hopefully he can get 1 more match before Wimbledon on Saturday maybe against Djokovic or Ferrer.

Cloudygirl
06-16-2011, 08:08 PM
I hope he doesn't play any more. Don't want him getting some freak injury and then having to play monday that would just piss me off.

ImmzB
06-16-2011, 08:12 PM
I hope he doesn't play any more. Don't want him getting some freak injury and then having to play monday that would just piss me off.

True, I hope he's in bottom half and avoids Rafa. :)
Draw is tomorrow, hopefully a good one! Monfils, Melzer or Fish in the 3rd round! :D

There are so many unseeded dangerous player possible for R1: Ljubicic, Anderson, Kohlschreiber, F.Lopez, Isner, Petzschner, Gulbis, Karlovic...... Hopefully none of them will draw Richie!!

Schu
06-16-2011, 09:57 PM
True, I hope he's in bottom half and avoids Rafa. :)
Draw is tomorrow, hopefully a good one! Monfils, Melzer or Fish in the 3rd round! :D

There are so many unseeded dangerous player possible for R1: Ljubicic, Anderson, Kohlschreiber, F.Lopez, Isner, Petzschner, Gulbis, Karlovic...... Hopefully none of them will draw Richie!!

Then he gets Djokvic who I think would be worse.

But as you point out there are a number of dangerous players we would wish he could avoid so I'm just going to take the positive outlook and say I hope Richard plays better grass court tennis than he has ever played in his life and stays 100% fit/uninjured - then it doesn't matter who he draws - he'll take them out :D

Puschkin
06-17-2011, 06:27 AM
I hope he doesn't play any more.

I don't know the format of this Boodles exo, but during the brief period when I watched yesterday, the commentator said something like "Nalbandian is in the "final" on Saturday.

Saturday is Richard's birthday and while I don't think he will party, he might have better things to do than hanging around at the Boodles, possibly through endless rain breaks/delays.

Jozie
06-17-2011, 10:14 AM
Richard plays Santiago Giraldo 1st Round.
Wawrinka possible 3rd Rd & Murray possible 4th Round.

juvvi
06-17-2011, 10:15 AM
possible Wawrinka in the third round

ImmzB
06-17-2011, 10:33 AM
Tough draw for Richard, Wawrinka possibly 3rd and Murray 4th but I really hope he plays Murray!! ALLLEZ!

Puschkin
06-17-2011, 10:37 AM
Tough draw for Richard, Wawrinka possibly 3rd and Murray 4th but I really hope he plays Murray!! ALLLEZ!

It could have been worse. He has to play well from the start, both first and the probable second round opponent are still involved in tourneys.

:secret: I am not that keen on so-called easy draws, Richard has in the past sometimes messed up with the easy ones and did well in tough draws, I hope this will continue.

Gagsquet
06-17-2011, 10:47 AM
It's not a tough draw , it's a good draw
GO RICHIE

ImmzB
06-17-2011, 11:23 AM
Hopefully they will put him on a televised court! :)

case
06-17-2011, 01:06 PM
would have been a good draw without murray and stan.
the combo of both is not good

nalbyfan
06-17-2011, 01:37 PM
Don't worry about Richie, it was only an exh, not "real" tennis...
I didn't consider this win of my fav player over my second fav player as "serious"
I was just happy to see my 2 fav players playing together even if it's fake tennis

silverwhite
06-17-2011, 02:46 PM
I think this was as good as he could have hoped for :shrug: Anything less than R3 will be a flop...

silverwhite
06-17-2011, 02:47 PM
would have been a good draw without murray and stan.
the combo of both is not good

What did you expect? He is seeded to play other seeds from R3 onwards. Let's just hope for no dangerous qualifiers..

Schu
06-17-2011, 03:06 PM
What did you expect? He is seeded to play other seeds from R3 onwards. Let's just hope for no dangerous qualifiers..

Exactly, overall I'd say it's about as good as it could be. He seemed to avoided the really dangerous unseeded players and from R3 on everyone is "good". Stan is tough but would much prefer him to many other possibilities.

I've stopped looking beyond the first round because so many things can happen in a GS draw - a upset suddenly makes a bad draw really good and an unseeded player or qualifier plays lights out and makes a good draw bad. Richie just has to play as well as he can and the rest will take care of itself.

I'm ready for action.

ImmzB
06-17-2011, 05:21 PM
would have been a good draw without murray and stan.
the combo of both is not good

With him potentially playing Murray in the 4th, he could of faced either Nadal, Djokovic or Federer aswell in the 4th so I think he would of took Murray over the other 3?

If he plays Wawrinka that will be tough but winnable, Wawrinka lost to James Ward last week in Queens.

The most important thing is for Richard to play attacking tennis and I'm sure he can have a good Wimbledon!

Vlad1980
06-17-2011, 06:45 PM
I really hope Richard gets to play Murray in 4th round. I still think he is better than Murray on grass when he is playing his best.

case
06-17-2011, 06:48 PM
With him potentially playing Murray in the 4th, he could of faced either Nadal, Djokovic or Federer aswell in the 4th so I think he would of took Murray over the other 3?

If he plays Wawrinka that will be tough but winnable, Wawrinka lost to James Ward last week in Queens.

The most important thing is for Richard to play attacking tennis and I'm sure he can have a good Wimbledon!
good points and you are right- murray any day over the others:D

case
06-17-2011, 06:54 PM
What did you expect? He is seeded to play other seeds from R3 onwards. Let's just hope for no dangerous qualifiers..

:p
i have great expectations-:cheerleader: *
i expect a nice , peaceful, sunny, GS with the draw to behave accordingly!
i am also expecting for a walkover or two!;)
i also expect gasquet to win his first grand slam!**


* i need to come here more often- i dont remember the cute little cheerleader!
** yeah i know he already has a grand slam, but i want a single championship no one cares much about mixed doubles

Puschkin
06-17-2011, 07:55 PM
* i need to come here more often- i dont remember the cute little cheerleader!
Indeed. Some cute little cheerleader spirit is urgently needed here. :wavey:

Cloudygirl
06-17-2011, 08:26 PM
It could be a worse draw I think.

I hate it personally because Richard is my favourite, Stan is one of my favourites, Andy is my favourite and Rafa too. So shite quarter and half for me, however he can beat Stan and if he plays his best on grass he's better than Andy too. I wouldnt fancy his chances in a 4th round against any of the other 3.

silverwhite
06-17-2011, 10:48 PM
* i need to come here more often- i dont remember the cute little cheerleader!

There's also: :facepalm: + 2 of my favourites on TF that we don't have here: http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/happy0188.gif

Indeed. Some cute little cheerleader spirit is urgently needed here. :wavey:

I hope you're not counting on me http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

ImmzB
06-19-2011, 01:17 PM
Richard is 2nd on court 18 tomorrow. Televised court! :)

Cloudygirl
06-19-2011, 01:22 PM
Don't count your chickens the forecast tomorrow is dire. Might only be play on centre.

case
06-19-2011, 06:11 PM
...I hope you're not counting on me http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

well i have some trouble counting on gasquet:rolleyes: he is a little flakey
i would have liked very much counting on you, but past experience tells me not to!!!!;)

so i have taken the psychic approach to winning tennis matches
i imagine gasquet winning and supposedly he will
i just havent gotten it quite down yet.
of course when i do, i will have also have won several lotteries and will have the hired help type here- too rich to type:cool:

Cloudygirl
06-20-2011, 12:42 PM
Have just seen piatti and tutu but not rich or gilles doh!!

GasquetFan
06-20-2011, 01:32 PM
Injury time out on court 18... hurry up girls :rolleyes:

icecastle
06-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Richie is about to start! :D

icecastle
06-20-2011, 02:02 PM
2 Aces immediately! :D

juvvi
06-20-2011, 02:40 PM
Giraldo's bashing the ball really well.

juvvi
06-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Richie wins the first set 7-5. Yay!!!!

ImmzB
06-20-2011, 02:47 PM
Good to get the 1st set in the bag!! :woohoo:

Gasquet served very well on break points!! :yeah:

Gasquetno.1
06-20-2011, 02:47 PM
I'm missing school for this! Very encouraging in my opinion how he played his best when he had to, and taking all of Giraldo's second serves on which I love to see!

Gasquetno.1
06-20-2011, 02:56 PM
What a start to the second set!

Vlad1980
06-20-2011, 03:03 PM
Richard is a lot more relaxed in second set. Really letting it fly.

ImmzB
06-20-2011, 03:21 PM
Gasquet takes the 2nd set 6-3 after being 5-0*, Giraldo comes back to make it *5-3, 15-40 but Richard saves the BP.

reggie1
06-20-2011, 03:45 PM
Rushed home from work to watch him on the telly and I can't believe he is actually there! So good to see him at Wimbledon again but dare I say it, I kind of miss the hat  he looks relaxed and happy to be there. I'm actually really hopeful this year.

ImmzB
06-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Richard to serve for the match!! Come on Richie!!!

icecastle
06-20-2011, 04:04 PM
Richard wins! :D

reggie1
06-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ImmzB
06-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Fianly!!! :woohoo: :bounce:

Richard made it tough for himself after being a break up 3 times in the 3rd set!! But he got it done in the TB!!

Richard hit some great shots today, esp on the BH and served well on break points!!

Vlad1980
06-20-2011, 04:12 PM
Richard was losing his focus a lot in 2nd and 3rd sets... but win is a win. He will next play Kunitsyn, should be ok match for him.

Schu
06-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Too much of the old "I can't stand to be ahead" Richie in this one BUT he got it together when he really had to and finished it in 3 (BARELY). 3rd set I'm thinking I've seen this before at Wimbledon and didn't like the ending but fortunately his opponent wasn't Murray - at least not YET.

Hopefully just first Wimbledon match in 3 years jitters and he'll get his focus back next round.

scmom
06-20-2011, 04:37 PM
sorry I did not get to see any of the match
but so glad that he won
Allez , Richard!

Gasquetno.1
06-20-2011, 04:41 PM
Yes I agree he won't get past the third round if he loses concentration as many times as he did in the match, but then again Giraldo was smacking the returns back so it was hard for Richard to hold serve, I think it is a really good win to pull this one out in straight sets!

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 12:46 AM
none of you lot warned me how annoying he is to watch live. I wanted to grab one of the strings that they use for the court covers and tie it round his waist to force him to play closer to the baseline.

silverwhite
06-21-2011, 04:27 AM
Well, the two times I watched him live, he was playing against Fed and Djoko, so I guess it wasn't as maddening :tape:

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 08:37 AM
He was very distracted by the crowd a couple of times. He's curious. I wouldn't say that he disliked support but he had a little group of french fans the one side of the court and the other side were some loud Giraldo fans. When the Giraldo fans started cheering loudly so did his fans and he was annoyed with both. I had a court side seat and was right where he was standing and you could tell he wanted both lots to shut up, he was sighing and giving little annoyed glances both sides. I think he likes support but he doesn't like delays for the crowd at all. He is one of the quickest between the points I've ever seen I knew that anyway but you notice it more live.

If he does play Murray I hope that he can get over that because the crowd aren't going to be quiet.

The other thing that surprised me was the amount he was communicating with Piatti during the match (don't know if you could see that from a stream). When he wasn't playing so well there were quite a few gestures over in that direction at one point i was slightly worried he might get a warning for coaching but he didn't. That isn't something I've noticed him do before really.

He was slipping around on the grass a fair but and looked to be having trouble with his shoes a couple of times but that's because he's playing so far back he's not on the drier line of the grass. I think though he was having trouble timing his backhand quite a bit at the start of the match which was the reason for it rather than him just being really passive. Hopefully the more he plays the more the feel will come back to him.

I was sat really near the court and when he started losing his head a bit in set 2 I muttered Richard for goodness sake will you just focus and then he did :) . I'd like to think he heard ;)

Getta
06-21-2011, 10:55 AM
thanks for the report, Tori. :yeah: and, not surprising that Richie is not buoyed by raucous fans in the least.

I was sat really near the court and when he started losing his head a bit in set 2 I muttered Richard for goodness sake will you just focus and then he did :) . I'd like to think he heard ;)

i'm sure he heard you. :)

It could be a worse draw I think.

I hate it personally because Richard is my favourite, Stan is one of my favourites, Andy is my favourite and Rafa too. So shite quarter and half for me...

i got that same feeling. :lol:

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 01:06 PM
ok lets try this again and see if I can link this without giving you guys access to the whole of my photobucket account :eek:

Vid of him knocking up you just need to click on it.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/crookshanksiscool/Tennis%202011/th_019.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v660/crookshanksiscool/Tennis%202011/?action=view&current=019.mp4)


and no trip to see Richard is complete without this picture

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/crookshanksiscool/Tennis%202011/060.jpg

Dini
06-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Tori :speakles: I was there too. And I was courtside as well. Can't believe I missed you! But great report.

I personally liked the atmosphere but he was certainly grumpy about it. :p Gotta love how tiring it is for ball boys when Gasquet is on court with his superstitions, wanting the ball he won the point with back for the next point. :lol:

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 03:56 PM
Tori :speakles: I was there too. And I was courtside as well. Can't believe I missed you! But great report.

I personally liked the atmosphere but he was certainly grumpy about it. :p Gotta love how tiring it is for ball boys when Gasquet is on court with his superstitions, wanting the ball he won the point with back for the next point. :lol:

They didn't seem to get it either I was like do you not get by now that he wants the same ball back.

Where were you sat? Not anywhere near the annoying American girls (you would have known if you were).

Are you going again this week?

Crap I would have met you for a coffee if I'd known you were there too.

He was quite irritable on court but I ended the match round the other side (had to go to the loo after set 2 lol) and so I was by where he came out at the end to give autographs and he wasn't grumpy at all then, he seemed in a bit of a rush, but he was talking to the kids, having photos taken with people etc.

Dini
06-21-2011, 04:02 PM
There were three rows, a section furthest to the left, I was in the 3rd row 2nd seat in. :scratch: No American girls as far as I could hear though. You know I had this thought that the girl next to me was you (she was a bit red haired) but her face looked different. :unsure:

I'm definitely going again, just not sure when. Probably tomorrow. Do you know when you're going?

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 04:12 PM
You weren't next to me.

I had a kid one side and a girl with really short brown hair the other side. I had a bright pink jumper on.

I think i was the opposite end of the court to you by the sound of it. Were you sat opposite Richard's coach or at the other end?

Are you queueing?

I can't do the queue because that would mean going up over night and I have no cat sitters lol.

I'm going to try for tickets friday. I was debating tomorrow and did get tickets on ticketmaster but I decided friday was a better day to try so rejected them. I can stay overnight then too which means I don't have to rush back. I had to miss all but the first set of Andy's match yesterday to get my train which was gutting. If not I'll try saturday.

case
06-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Vid of him knocking up you just need to click on it.



thanks for the pics and story. however i am not sure what the heck the "him knocking up " means:confused: i had an english friend who laughed about how americans thought of the words knocking up.:D

icecastle
06-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the story and the pics Tori. :D Sorry couldn't rep you yet. Im so happy for you! You finally got to see him play live! :D I hope you, Dini and Jen would go together next time. :)

Schu
06-21-2011, 09:20 PM
thanks for the pics and story. however i am not sure what the heck the "him knocking up " means:confused: i had an english friend who laughed about how americans thought of the words knocking up.:D

Yep, I was wondering how he was "knocking up" in the middle of court 18 :devil: So what does it really mean because you know how we Americans have killed the proper English language. From the vid - it must mean "warming up" (which might also happen when knocking up :))

Thanks for the pics and report Tori - hope you can see Richie win tons more.

ImmzB
06-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Richard is 1st on court 12 tomorrow. On the forecast it says it will be raining tomorrow but if it does hopefully Richard can finish his match before it arrives which gives him advantage by playing 1st.

It looks like I will be missing the match due to my cricket match! :sad:

Allez Richard!!

Gasquetno.1
06-21-2011, 09:42 PM
Is it televised or will it have to be a stream? :/

ImmzB
06-21-2011, 09:47 PM
Is it televised or will it have to be a stream? :/

It will defiantly be available televised but it's if they will. Hopefully they put it Interactive in the UK.

Gasquetno.1
06-21-2011, 09:50 PM
Cool also Cloudy how did you get tickets in such short notice and how much did you pay for them? I really want to go!

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 10:30 PM
thanks for the pics and story. however i am not sure what the heck the "him knocking up " means:confused: i had an english friend who laughed about how americans thought of the words knocking up.:D

As in them warming up before the match. :rolleyes: Didn't even think of any connotations when I typed that one. American english is random.


A week off work and ticketmaster the day before (need the week off as you won't always be lucky with tickets on the day you want to go they sell very fast) and being able to arrange to travel to London for short notice is the only way that you can get really short notice tickets without queuing. I paid centre prices which is just under £60 but you can get court 3 tickets for cheaper than that.

Gasquetno.1
06-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Well I'm in school and can easily get time off which isn't a problem, and can easily afford the ticket prices as well, I might have to try this! How many are available on ticket master each day? Or does it not say

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 11:14 PM
No idea but if you don't try straight away that they go on you won't get them. Ticketmaster says the times they are available. Otherwise you need to queue.

Dini
06-21-2011, 11:18 PM
You weren't next to me.

I had a kid one side and a girl with really short brown hair the other side. I had a bright pink jumper on.

I think i was the opposite end of the court to you by the sound of it. Were you sat opposite Richard's coach or at the other end?

Are you queueing?

I can't do the queue because that would mean going up over night and I have no cat sitters lol.

I'm going to try for tickets friday. I was debating tomorrow and did get tickets on ticketmaster but I decided friday was a better day to try so rejected them. I can stay overnight then too which means I don't have to rush back. I had to miss all but the first set of Andy's match yesterday to get my train which was gutting. If not I'll try saturday.

I didn't see his coach at all :o so can't say for sure. :lol:

Yeah, I queued. Had no idea you could get tickets via ticketmaster. Always done it the hard way but it's bearable if you've got something to do whilst waiting for the queue to move.

It's quite likely I go on Friday too so might meet you then. I'll rep you my mobile number so we can keep in touch. Would be a big pity to miss the opportunity to meet up if you're going.

Cloudygirl
06-21-2011, 11:34 PM
I didn't see his coach at all :o so can't say for sure. :lol:

Yeah, I queued. Had no idea you could get tickets via ticketmaster. Always done it the hard way but it's bearable if you've got something to do whilst waiting for the queue to move.

It's quite likely I go on Friday too so might meet you then. I'll rep you my mobile number so we can keep in touch. Would be a big pity to miss the opportunity to meet up if you're going.

Ok fab. I will try to get tickets for whatever day Richard plays his round 3. So should be friday might be sat depending on the weather. Will depend on ticketmaster though. I've done the queue before a few times but can't see me doing that without spending 2 nights in London and I can't do that. Hopefully see you there.

Gasquetno.1
06-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the info one last question, there's the tickets that they say are reserved and ones that say you pick up... Are the ones you pick up ones you have to queue for? And which ones did you get? Many thanks!

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 12:11 AM
Thanks for the info one last question, there's the tickets that they say are reserved and ones that say you pick up... Are the ones you pick up ones you have to queue for? And which ones did you get? Many thanks!

the ones that are sold first are returns. So you could be any where on the court. They are where people have returned tickets and are very limited in number. You reserve them and then pick up at wimby. They are allocated on collection though or were last year so the earlier you get there the better the seats you get. You go through one gate to collect them so a slight queue but nothing like as long as the wimby queue. The ones that you get the day before are back rows on court 3 and centre. There are more of those but obviously the seats aren't as good. You pay by credit card, rock up to gate 7, you have to show ID and credit card at the gate and they stick your card in a machine and print off your ticket. Simples.

I've done both before.

Puschkin
06-22-2011, 10:34 AM
Just briefly between two trips: good luck, Richard. You have to get to the second week, so that I finally will be able to watch you on grass.

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 10:43 AM
As in them warming up before the match. :rolleyes: Didn't even think of any connotations when I typed that one. American english is random.


Didn't even realise that that connotation was specifically American :spit:

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 10:47 AM
I have a question! Roughly when does balloting (no direct ticket sales right?) open every year? I'm considering going next year :lol:

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 10:57 AM
I have a question! Roughly when does balloting (no direct ticket sales right?) open every year? I'm considering going next year :lol:

Applying for the 2012 Public Ballot
STEP ONE
In order to apply for tickets for The Championships, 2012, you need to fill in a Public Ballot application form:

To obtain an application form, send in a self-addressed, stamped envelope from 1 August 2011 to: AELTC, P.O. BOX 98, London SW19 5AE by 15 December 2011.
Only one application per household. Don't ask for more than one form: we will void your applications.
If you do not send in a stamped, self-addressed envelope, you will not receive a form. No letter is required.
There is a separate ballot for wheelchair spaces so please make sure you write clearly 'WHEELCHAIR' on both the outer and on your return envelope.
Non-UK residents should send in an International Reply Coupon instead of a stamp. If your post office does not provide these, please simply send your self-addressed envelope.
The self-addressed, stamped envelope should have your return address and should be the type 'DL' which is approximately 110mm x 220 mm (4 1/4" x 8 5/8")
Requests postmarked after 15 December 2011 will NOT be processed.
We will not issue forms to personal callers after 15 December 2011 will greatly assist us in processing your request if you send the correct size of envelope (and self-seal if possible, rather than gummed).
YOU ARE ADVISED TO APPLY EARLY TO ALLOW TIME FOR QUERIES (IN THE EVENT OF NON-RECEIPT OF YOUR REQUEST, FOR EXAMPLE) AND TO AVOID POSTAL DELAYS IN DECEMBER.
STEP TWO
After we receive the self-addressed, stamped envelope, we will send you an application form. We will aim to turn your request around in two weeks.
STEP THREE
You will need to complete and return the application form by 31 December 2011 to be entered into the ballot.

Read and follow the instructions carefully before completing the form. If you break any of the rules all tickets you may be offered will be cancelled.
Completed forms must be returned to the address below and postmarked no later than 31 December 2011.
Send completed forms to: PO BOX 67611, London SW19 9DT
No S.A.E. required
Applications which are postmarked after 31 December will not be entered into the ballot.
STEP FOUR
There will be ballots taking place from February 2012 until the week before The Championships. If you are successful, you will be informed by post from February 2012 until June 2012.
STEP FIVE
Successful applicants will be able to pay for their tickets by credit/debit card through a secure website or by posting in a cheque.
STEP SIX
Ticket despatch begins in the second week of May and will continue into June.

:wavey:

case
06-22-2011, 12:19 PM
As in them warming up before the match. :rolleyes: Didn't even think of any connotations when I typed that one. American english is random.



:wavey:oh americans use of the english language isnt random-IT IS NUTTY AND DANGEROUS! kind of like the general U.S. population:D


any one have any thoughts as to weather?

Puschkin
06-22-2011, 12:25 PM
Applying for the 2012 Public Ballot
I applied four times. In 2007 (at my first try) I got tickets for the men's final. Since then - nothing. :sad: Seems as if my luck on the public ballot has run out with the first hit.

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 12:27 PM
No play before 1.45 at the earliest.

I've applied for the public ballot every year pretty much forever and never got anything.

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 03:32 PM
Piatti was having trouble getting a seat then.

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 04:03 PM
was the only point he dropped on serve in that set a double fault :eek:

bleu_cheese
06-22-2011, 04:30 PM
The stats look good, and wow, he just started yelling at himself after missing a shot...a break up. Seems like he's fired up.

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 04:34 PM
:wavey:

Thanks! :yeah:

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 04:35 PM
I hope Kunitsyn starts playing better. Richard needs a good test if he ends up playing Stan...

bleu_cheese
06-22-2011, 04:51 PM
I hope Kunitsyn starts playing better. Richard needs a good test if he ends up playing Stan...

You're getting your wish, although it might be Richard's level dropping as well.

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 04:54 PM
He's not going to take a set off Wawa playing like that :o

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 05:00 PM
I asked for Kunitsyn to raise his level, not for Richard to drop his :help:

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Wawa is losing.

Richard needs to get his shit together.

bleu_cheese
06-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Those passing shots :worship:

reggie1
06-22-2011, 05:20 PM
Another win! 1hr 38 mins, quick match.

Cloudygirl
06-22-2011, 05:21 PM
42 winners to 17 UEs as well. Not bad.

Jozie
06-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Fabulous Richie!!! Awesome!! All eyes on Bolelli vs Wawa :)

ImmzB
06-22-2011, 05:40 PM
:woohoo: :bounce: Alllez!!

Good performance from Richard, great W/UE ratio!! :)
Richard got off to a great start and setting the standard from there, he also did that in the 2nd set. Slow start in the 3rd, twice a break down but he played a good return game at 4-4 to get the break and served it out to Love! :)

Bolelli is 2 sets up against Wawrinka currently.

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 05:56 PM
I know grass isn't Wawa's favourite surface but I don't think it's Bolelli's either! :o

Schu
06-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Except for the giant brainfart in the the beginning of the 3rd, pretty good match from Richie. In fact he was looking like he had his grass court feel again.

Not good that he still can't seem to concentrate for 3 full sets (maybe he needs some ridelin) but it is good that he has been able to reverse the brainfrat quickly and not let it turn into a disaster as in the past - might not be so easy to do in coming rounds but O.K. for now.

NOw Stan and Bolelli make it 5 long ones...

juvvi
06-22-2011, 06:11 PM
Wawa will win this game probably. Tough 3rd round ahead for Richie

silverwhite
06-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Bolleli wins :eek:

Richard had better bring it and seize this opportunity. Bolleli can be tough on a good day :lol:

Schu
06-22-2011, 06:28 PM
Bolleli wins :eek:

Richard had better bring it and seize this opportunity. Bolleli can be tough on a good day :lol:

I only saw the last game & TB but Bolelli looked surprisingly good - hopefully he used up all his great forehands and mental focus in the match with Stan.

Jozie
06-22-2011, 06:34 PM
Wow, Bolelli in 3. :eek:
Didn't see that coming. :facepalm:
Happy for Simone :bigclap: Was Wawa poor, or Simone in form? :unsure:

case
06-22-2011, 08:52 PM
i heard some announcer say that they thought that bolelli could win a couple more rounds.
i dont think so- beat gasquet and murray??? nah...funny the announcer was british. guess they either didnt think much of murray or gasquet for that matter. or didnt seem to know of the draw

i dont think stan looked that great.
gasquet has played bolelli three times and never lost. i cant see gasquet losing on grass to the guy

Cloudygirl
06-23-2011, 10:48 AM
I'm def there tomorrow now so watch him get on a court that I don't have tickets for or for it to be rained off today and so he plays on saturday :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Gagsquet
06-23-2011, 11:55 AM
i cant see gasquet losing on grass to the guy

I agree. It would be the most dramatic loose ever for Richard ( in the context)

Schu
06-23-2011, 05:36 PM
I agree. It would be the most dramatic loose ever for Richard ( in the context)

Wouldn't go that far; he's had some whopper losses throughout the years.

Maybe BOlelli played out of his mind yesterday but the games I saw he looked good. Agree that Richie should win but ya never know...

silverwhite
06-23-2011, 11:06 PM
3rd on Court 14 after 2 WTA matches. Is Court 14 even televised? :o

ImmzB
06-23-2011, 11:08 PM
3rd on Court 14 after 2 WTA matches. Is Court 14 even televised? :o

Yeah, court 14 is televised.

Schu
06-24-2011, 12:43 AM
3rd on Court 14 after 2 WTA matches. Is Court 14 even televised? :o

Court 14 is a stream (or at least was) on espn3.com, not sure if it is picked up on other streams/TV.

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 03:58 PM
How is he playing so far? I'm watching Venus :rolls:

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Just switched over. Bolleli looks horrible :help:

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 04:27 PM
WTH :cuckoo:

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 04:30 PM
This might be the worst men's match I've seen all year

Vlad1980
06-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Richard played really well until 6-3, 4-1, then lost focus got broken...

broke back though.. it seems Richard so far this tournament, when it gets too easy, he loses concentration and taking a nap.

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 04:39 PM
Bolleli's an UE machine :rolls:

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Disgusting

ImmzB
06-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Big hold from Gasquet, saving 2 BP! ALLEZ!

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 05:07 PM
What's wrong with him? Making things more difficult for himself than necessary. The match should have been over already

Vlad1980
06-24-2011, 05:11 PM
What's wrong with him? Making things more difficult for himself than necessary. The match should have been over already

Yes, agree, I feel like he could have won this set 6-0 or 6-1... he really lets his opponents hang in the match so far this tournament, that is my only complaint.. on the other hand, when he needs to break or win points, he seems to be able to do that.

This Bolelli dude, Richard is just toying with him.

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 05:20 PM
He hasn't shown his best tennis so far. If it doesn't appear soon, he's not going to take a set off Murray :tape:

Gasquetno.1
06-24-2011, 05:21 PM
Yessss now I can go and cheer on Richard against Murray on Monday if I get the tickets :D And of course if Murray gets through...

Gasquetno.1
06-24-2011, 05:23 PM
But yeah I agree I haven't seen anything from Gasquet so far that is going to trouble Murray, but I remember thinking that in 2008 as well he normally steps it up as he gets further into a tournament. Think he is just saving his energy :)

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 05:24 PM
Let's be honest. He's had a cakewalk draw so far. Hopefully, it doesn't work against him because Murray will be 290318401 times tougher

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 05:25 PM
But yeah I agree I haven't seen anything from Gasquet so far that is going to trouble Murray, but I remember thinking that in 2008 as well he normally steps it up as he gets further into a tournament. Think he is just saving his energy :)

Saving his energy by not closing out matches quicker? :o

Jozie
06-24-2011, 05:31 PM
He hasn't shown his best tennis so far. If it doesn't appear soon, he's not going to take a set off Murray :tape:

Well, I don't think Murray has shown his best tennis either. :p At least Richard hasn't dropped a set this week. Gasquet is a much more attractive shot maker, in my opinion (i'm biased of course). Richard will need to play above himself if he plays Murray, because he has the crowd to contend with as well.

Great that he is through to the 2nd week in two consecutive GS's. Well Done Richard! :yeah:

ImmzB
06-24-2011, 05:31 PM
Good solid match from Richard!! :woohoo: :bounce:

Great for him to be in the 4th round without dropping a set! :)

He now has a 2 day rest and hopefully he will be ready on Monday!!

Vlad1980
06-24-2011, 05:37 PM
He hasn't shown his best tennis so far. If it doesn't appear soon, he's not going to take a set off Murray :tape:

Murray has been shit so far. Richard has looked more solid and playing more aggressive. Murray is pushing everything so far this tournament.

silverwhite
06-24-2011, 05:44 PM
Murray has been shit so far. Richard has looked more solid and playing more aggressive. Murray is pushing everything so far this tournament.

Murray still has a ginormous mental edge. After Wimby 08 and RG 10... :help: :help: :help:

Vlad1980
06-24-2011, 05:49 PM
Murray still has a ginormous mental edge. After Wimby 08 and RG 10... :help: :help: :help:

Yes he does have mental edge.. but Richard is much stronger mentally this year than in those years. He believes more.. he beat a number of good top 10 players lately.. frankly, I would be upset and maybe even surprised if Richard will not come out as a winner in that match, no matter their rankings and their last 2 matches. The match, I feel like is on Richard's racquet.

Big difference also, in those 2 matches, Richard was not strong physically after first couple sets.. at RG it was expected and at Wimbledon it was combination of physical fatigue and mental collapse.

Schu
06-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Smart solid match from Richie and yes maybe he should have closed it out a little sooner but not uncommon (even for top players) to have a dip in concentration over a 5 set match when not getting much opposition. He WAS however able to turn it on when he needed the points. He has played 3 matches and not dropped a set - pretty good...

I wasn't crazy about his court position (what's new), could have been much more aggressive - didn't see him hit a volley until the last game or two :eek: BUT maybe that was his strategy - just sit WAAY back and let Bolelli self-destruct which he did totally. He did defend very well and his forehand looked good - actually better than backhand today.

Agree with everyone he's been in about 3rd gear until now but the party is over next match - he'll really have to step it up, just hope he can kick it up.

Cloudygirl
06-25-2011, 12:35 AM
His court positioning is really noticable on the grass because the line that people keep running on is dried out and he's 10 miles behind it. Everyone in the crowd was like how the hell can he hit shots like that from there.

He was toying with Bolelli I wasn't worried for a change, the match was never out of his grasp and he didn't have to work any harder than he did. When he wavered he stepped it up a gear and did what was needed as he clearly wanted to be off court quick because of rain being forecast and he was which was great, also great for me because I spent his entire match stood up and most of it stuck behind people a foot taller than me on tiptoes. I had back cramp by the end of the match. He was very pumped up which I am loving to see from him recently and if he missed something he shouldn't he was frustrated which he should be.

I also checked out his practice session, OMG never seen anyone sweat so much in my life ;). He seems to me to have really worked on his fitness etc and I think it's paying off. He seems confident of his abilities so lets see what he can do against Andy.

case
06-25-2011, 02:16 AM
i thought murray looked average today against ljubicic. might have been wishful thinking on my part, but i was not that impressed with murray.

i think gasquet in 4, but i hope for gasquet in three

i think i think too much...

ImmzB
06-25-2011, 09:40 PM
Gasquet and Murray are 1st on CC on Monday. I'm kind of surprised, I would of thought they would of been 3rd. I think Richard would rather be 1st than 3rd, it would be much louder in the evening.

Cloudygirl
06-25-2011, 11:46 PM
me too not that I'm complaining at all about this but I feel the organisers have done Andy no favours.

Def be a quieter crowd at that time and it's the same time Rich has been playing every day. Andy's played all his matches so far later.

Gasquetno.1
06-26-2011, 10:41 PM
I'm going to be there tomorrow I'll try and out shout the whole crowd :)

Schu
06-27-2011, 01:58 AM
I'm going to be there tomorrow I'll try and out shout the whole crowd :)

Good luck! Hope you see a great match with a victory by the good guy. I'll be screaming for Richie in my office -bring your ear plugs co-workers.

Lots of good matches tomorrow. I might as well not go to work cuz I'm sure I'll have 3 different matches playing on my computer at the same time - Good thing it is REALLY SLOW at work right now.

Puschkin
06-27-2011, 06:33 AM
I'm going to be there tomorrow I'll try and out shout the whole crowd :)
I hope you are not alone. It is quite tough to get a crowd going, and even more so to shout out a crowd which is heavily on the side on the home-guy. Good luck!:)

Lots of good matches tomorrow.
Absolutely. What a treat.

Allez, Richard. Nous sommes tous derrière toi.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-27-2011, 11:52 AM
I'm going to be there tomorrow I'll try and out shout the whole crowd :)

Have fun and good luck cheering against the crowd, know from 2008 match how fun that can be! ;)

I'd give anything to be there, can't even watch, which means he better win so I can see him Wednesday.

Allez Richard, will try to send loud support vibes to you during the match. I'm sure all his fans here are with him in spirit! :)

silverwhite
06-27-2011, 11:53 AM
Lots of good matches tomorrow.

Thankfully, there'll be Serena vs Bartoli and Sharapova vs Peng to distract me from :facepalm:ing at a certain other match :lol:

Gul
06-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Espn:( Why ? Also Espn3 is not working :(Very very sad day........

silverwhite
06-27-2011, 02:02 PM
SP wasted :tape:

silverwhite
06-27-2011, 02:08 PM
:shrug:

Puschkin
06-27-2011, 02:11 PM
17-2 Winners to errors for Richard, 12-3 for Murray and Rich loses the set. It was so close.

he had no SP.

Gul
06-27-2011, 02:11 PM
i love him , he is a great player:)))))Don't say any but words for him:(

Schu
06-27-2011, 02:13 PM
well at least he won't blow a 2-0 set lead this time... It was important Richard win the first set especially when such a close,long one. now you can just see that annoying Murray getting more fired up.

It's time to let it rip Richie!

silverwhite
06-27-2011, 02:16 PM
17-2 Winners to errors for Richard, 12-3 for Murray and Rich loses the set. It was so close.

he had no SP.

Oh, OK. The scoring on RG.net is confusing :lol:

Gul
06-27-2011, 02:16 PM
17-2 Winners to errors for Richard, 12-3 for Murray and Rich loses the set. It was so close.

Hi Puschking, I like u, you're so loyal and thanks for info:)))

Gul
06-27-2011, 02:20 PM
Oh, OK. The scoring on RG.net is confusing :lol:

Pls be nice and +

cielo
06-27-2011, 02:23 PM
well at least he won't blow a 2-0 set lead this time... It was important Richard win the first set especially when such a close,long one. now you can just see that annoying Murray getting more fired up.

It's time to let it rip Richie!


:lol: Schu :) are you by chance crossing your fingers? :tennis: