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Richard in the 2011 Eurasian indoors season: from Metz to Paris!

Gagsquet
09-20-2011, 01:11 PM
Allez Richie.
First step Metz. Apparently, he will play according Santoro. Hopefully, he could make a good performance.
:cheerleader:

ImmzB
09-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Allez! Hopefully the arm is recovered and he can please his home crowd with some stunning BH's! :)

Richard will face O.Rochus in R2 after he beat Robert 6/1 6/3.

ImmzB
09-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Richard isn't playing tomorrow. Extra day's rest for his arm. :)

ImmzB
09-21-2011, 11:25 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=190335

Doubles with Ljubicic in Beijing.

Puschkin
09-22-2011, 03:05 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=190335

Doubles with Ljubicic in Beijing.

interesting choice, but I quite like it. Ljubicic is such a reassuring presence, by his physique alone.

Gasquet maniac
09-22-2011, 07:05 PM
Any available streams?:)

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:17 PM
That was a rather aggressive game on return :lol:

6-2

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:18 PM
Any available streams?:)

Always check livescorehunter.com ...

Cloudygirl
09-22-2011, 08:19 PM
I watch him playing indoor and I think his footwork is shown up far more on this surface.

Gasquet maniac
09-22-2011, 08:24 PM
I cannot watch any stream.....Disappointing....

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:25 PM
And a passive return game but he breaks

6-2 2-0

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Well done, Oli. Punishing pushing with a dropshot :clap2:

Cloudygirl
09-22-2011, 08:33 PM
now that backhand was nice

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Punished for pushing again :bounce:

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:43 PM
FH return winner? :spit:

And another one :rolls:

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:47 PM
That DF on MP :facepalm:

Cloudygirl
09-22-2011, 08:48 PM
I know and I need to go out as well. hurry the fuck up already!!!

Cloudygirl
09-22-2011, 08:50 PM
about time. Also Richard would be nice if you could crack a smile :)

silverwhite
09-22-2011, 08:51 PM
6-2 6-1

ImmzB
09-22-2011, 08:51 PM
Nice and solid win from Richard, hit some great shots and served great! :yeah: :)

Muller next!

Puschkin
09-22-2011, 08:55 PM
Served well, 10 aces, 8 BH winners, but sometimes he played as if still on clay. He was grimacing occasionally, but the serve did not seem affected.

Gagsquet
09-22-2011, 08:58 PM
Solid but irrelevant. Ollie can't beat Gasquet except in Miami.

Puschkin
09-22-2011, 09:03 PM
Was it the camera angle or did he have a higher ball toss than usual on serve?

Cloudygirl
09-22-2011, 11:46 PM
Was it the camera angle or did he have a higher ball toss than usual on serve?

I thought it looked different

Gasquet maniac
09-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Wth Richard??????

silverwhite
09-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Muller 6-3 6-4 :haha:

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Congrats Muller on a good performance today whereas Gasquet who played alright but was a bit too passive on certain points also missed 5 break points, 3 of them when Muller served for the match!

This was a good chance for Richard to make a deep run in his home tournament, I really wanted to make it to the weekend!! :sad: :mad:

Vlad1980
09-23-2011, 04:45 PM
Richard needs to get the fire and his heart back. Yet another match, where he just stayed negative, showed frustration when his opponent hits a good shot or good serve and just showed his hopelessness.
Richard can not hit the ball early and solid anymore. He can't hit a decent second serve return, he just forgot how to do that. I think he used to be able to.

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Gasquet only won 3/11 points on his 2nd serve! :facepalm:
Gasquet didn't seem to attack the Muller 2nd serve with Muller winning 17/25 points but considering Muller does have a good 2nd serve.

Tough loss but onto the next tournament now.... Beijing

Schu
09-23-2011, 04:50 PM
Nice solid, aggressive play from Muller. Richard looked flat, passive and clueless most of the time - like his mind and game were still on clay in Spain against Nadal (resigned and helpless).

Unless Richard adpots a much more aggressive game and mindset, this fall indoor season is going to be :facepalm:

Know points aren't the most important but I do believe he now drops to at least #17 so back come the really tough draws for the 1000s, unless he performs a miracle in the next tournament.

Fire up Richie!!

Gagsquet
09-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Each year, he is getting a little bit poorer.
Now, he can't beat anymore huge servers.
What's next?

Schu
09-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Richard needs to get the fire and his heart back. Yet another match, where he just stayed negative, showed frustration when his opponent hits a good shot or good serve and just showed his hopelessness.

EXACTLY! That has been the most disappointing for me the last several tournaments.

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 04:59 PM
Nice solid, aggressive play from Muller. Richard looked flat, passive and clueless most of the time - like his mind and game were still on clay in Spain against Nadal (resigned and helpless).

Unless Richard adpots a much more aggressive game and mindset, this fall indoor season is going to be :facepalm:

Know points aren't the most important but I do believe he now drops to at least #17 so back come the really tough draws for the 1000s, unless he performs a miracle in the next tournament.

Fire up Richie!!

He's dropped to #16 but probably 17 next week because Tipsarevic is 30 points behind him and plays in Kuala Lumpur which starts on Monday.

Beijing has a strong line, so he needs to be at his very best!

Schu
09-23-2011, 05:00 PM
Each year, he is getting a little bit poorer.
Now, he can't beat anymore huge servers.
What's next?

Not any worse than usual. Except for Roddick occassionally, he always had problems with big servers - not that Muller is a huge server.

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 05:14 PM
Each year, he is getting a little bit poorer.
Now, he can't beat anymore huge servers.
What's next?

Anderson in Cincinnati. :)

He tends to think against big servers just to put the ball in court and wait for them to make the errors.

Gagsquet
09-23-2011, 06:01 PM
I revised my expectations for Richie.
I just realized that I expected too much for him so I was bitter after his losses.
My revised expectations are more well-matched to this player. :)

For information, my old expectations were top 10 (or even top 8), a major win in the two coming years (GS or M1000). I was so crazy :lol:.

silverwhite
09-23-2011, 06:10 PM
I revised my expectations for Richie.
I just realized that I expected too much for him so I was bitter after his losses.
My revised expectations are more well-matched to this player. :)

For information, my old expectations were top 10 (or even top 8), a major win in the two coming years (GS or M1000). I was so crazy :lol:.

Glad you finally came to your senses. It was about time. ;)

silverwhite
09-23-2011, 06:12 PM
Not any worse than usual. Except for Roddick occassionally, he always had problems with big servers - not that Muller is a huge server.

Nothing new. His return has sucked for eons :zzz:

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 06:25 PM
I revised my expectations for Richie.
I just realized that I expected too much for him so I was bitter after his losses.
My revised expectations are more well-matched to this player. :)

For information, my old expectations were top 10 (or even top 8), a major win in the two coming years (GS or M1000). I was so crazy :lol:.

:lol: Good choice and I'm going to do the same. :)

ImmzB
09-23-2011, 06:30 PM
http://www.welovetennis.fr/moselle-open/40048-gasquet-entre-frustrations-et-regrets

"Il m'a posé beaucoup de problèmes" analyse le Français en conférence de presse. "Il a bien servi, pris la balle tôt et moi je n'ai pas réussi à installer mon jeu. J'étais à court de temps. J'avais vraiment envie de gagner. Je suis déçu." Déçu Gasquet, mais sport malgré tout : "A 5-4, j'ai plusieurs possibilités de revenir mais à chaque fois il a passé une première... Il a fait un gros match, vraiment."

Il n'empêche que ces deux défaites rapprochées face à des serveurs-casseurs de rythme interloquent. Gasquet, lui, parle d'abord de difficultés d'adaptation à l'indoor. "Je manque de jeu en salle. Sur cette surface et dans ces conditions, c'est difficile, surtout lorsqu'on n'a peu joué dessus." Mais reconnait aussi ses problèmes face à ce type de joueurs : "C'est vrai que j'ai du mal quand les mecs m'agressent comme cela, en servant bien en plus. C'est difficile." Richard Gasquet quitte donc cet Open frustré de n'avoir pas pu montrer son vrai niveau. "J'étais au bord de l'explosion sur le court. Mais c'est toujours comme ça quand je perds. Ce n'est ni la première fois, ni la dernière fois que ça m'arrive." Avec un esprit apaisé et un coude revigoré - "rien de dramatique" assure Gasquet - le Français décollera mardi pour la Chine. Au programme : l'ATP 500 de Pékin et le Master 1000 de Shanghai.


"He asked me lots of problems" analyzes the French at a news conference. "He served well, took the ball early and I was not able to install my game I was running out of time. I really wanted to win. I'm disappointed." Gasquet disappointed, but still sport "At 5-4, I have several opportunities to come back but every time he has spent the first ... It was a big game, really."

Nevertheless, these two close defeats in the face of server-breakers interloquent pace. Gasquet, he speaks first of difficulties in adapting to the indoor. "I miss playing in theaters. On this surface and in these conditions is difficult, especially when you have not played it." But also recognizes its problems facing this type of player: "It is true that it's hard when guys like this m'agressent, serving much more. It's difficult." Richard Gasquet so this leaves Open frustrated at not being able to show his true level. "I was on the verge of explosion on the court. But it's always like that when I lose. It is neither the first nor the last time it happens." With a peaceful mind and a rejuvenated elbow - "nothing dramatic" ensures Gasquet - the French will depart Tuesday for China. Program: ATP 500 in Beijing and the 1000 Shanghai Masters.

Schu
09-23-2011, 06:48 PM
I revised my expectations for Richie.
I just realized that I expected too much for him so I was bitter after his losses.
My revised expectations are more well-matched to this player. :)

For information, my old expectations were top 10 (or even top 8), a major win in the two coming years (GS or M1000). I was so crazy :lol:.


Expectations of others have been Richard's albatross since he turned pro.

He's an amazing shotmaker and occassionally has the game, mind and attitude to play a brilliant match but not (at least up to this point) consistently enough to be a solid top 10 player much less a GS winner. Your revised expectaions are much more realistic.

Maybe he's a late (really late) bloomer and his best years are still to come, if not I still enjoy the occassional magic and more frequent frustration of being a Gasquet fan.

Gasquet maniac
09-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Gasquet withdrew from Beijing?

ImmzB
09-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Gasquet withdrew from Beijing?

There's nothing on the French sites which says he has withdrawn but someone posted on the Beijing thread that he did..... :confused:

ImmzB
09-28-2011, 06:12 PM
http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/news/2011-09-28/2225270.shtml

Beijing, 28 Sept, 2011 –Nicknamed “Baby Federer,” French player, Richard Gasquet, has pulled out from China Open due to an elbow injury.

The tennis star made his debut in 2002 at the Tennis Masters Series at Monte Carlo at the age of 15.

Gasquet has been ranked No. 16 by the ATP since Sept. 26, 2011. His highest ranking in singles is No. 7 in 2008.

:sad: :sad: Disappointing for him to miss Beijing, hopefully the injury is nothing serious, I thought it had improved but it looks like it didn't.

Puschkin
09-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Thanks for the info, frankly, I feared that. It was obvious to see in Metz that he wasn't fully fit and only played to fulfil his obligation. That fifth rubber in Spain was defintely worth it. :rolleyes:

Too bad that the second half of the season was spoiled by the ellbow. Sad as this withdrawal is, still better to withdraw than to carry on half injured and getting beaten.

ImmzB
09-28-2011, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the info, frankly, I feared that. It was obvious to see in Metz that he wasn't fully fit and only played to fulfil his obligation. That fifth rubber in Spain was defintely worth it. :rolleyes:

Too bad that the second half of the season was spoiled by the ellbow. Sad as this withdrawal is, still better to withdraw than to carry on half injured and getting beaten.

Also when Richard was out injured this year he normally makes a successful comeback. Retired in Zagreb, he makes the Dubai SF and Indian Wells QF. He withdrew from Queens, makes the Wimbledon 4th round. :p

Agree on that, it's better to withdraw then carry on playing with the injury. Hopefully he's back for Shanghai! :)

Schu
09-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the info, frankly, I feared that. It was obvious to see in Metz that he wasn't fully fit and only played to fulfil his obligation. That fifth rubber in Spain was defintely worth it. :rolleyes:

And so was the first rubber :rolleyes: Wish Richard would be more selfish and pay more attention to his needs instead of DC or even his friends in Metz. But that's just the kind of guy he is.

Everyone including Richard, downplayed the elbow but NOW we know it was worse than reported. Guess I have to take back SOME (not all) of my negative posts about RIchard's poor attitude on court the last few weeks.

TIme to figure out what's up with that elbow, it's been a nagging injury for several years. Hopefully it heals in time to play a few tournaments to close out the year - how frustrating for him :sad:.

silverwhite
09-29-2011, 01:32 AM
It was the elbow that stopped his momentum during his breakthrough year :o

Anyway, regarding DC, I think he needed to play to remain in the running for the Olympics? :scratch:

Schu
09-29-2011, 04:56 AM
regarding DC, I think he needed to play to remain in the running for the Olympics? :scratch:

He played against Germany - how many times does he need to play? thought it was just once during the year :scratch:

Bad timing for the elbow as a lot of the top guys are not playing the next few tournaments with injuries.

silverwhite
09-29-2011, 09:21 AM
He played against Germany - how many times does he need to play? thought it was just once during the year :scratch:

Bad timing for the elbow as a lot of the top guys are not playing the next few tournaments with injuries.

I thought it was twice since 2008 or something like that :scratch:

nalbyfan
09-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Will he be able to play Shanghai ?

Puschkin
10-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Will he be able to play Shanghai ?

According to the entry list on the tournament's thread, he is already out, but I did not find confirmation elsewhere.

Gagsquet
10-03-2011, 06:12 PM
Eh guys you remembered this match against Verdasco in DC.
Great match. Glad he played it...

ImmzB
10-03-2011, 06:56 PM
The French sites have reported that Monfils will miss Shanghai but nothing on Richard! :confused: It's frustrating with the lack of information which is given when Richard is injured.

ImmzB
10-05-2011, 11:50 AM
http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/shanghai-rolex-masters/2011/gasquet-egalement-forfait_sto2976797/flashnews.shtml

Gasquet également forfait

Déjà forfait à Pékin, Richard Gasquet a renoncé à participer au Masters 1000 de Shanghai en raison d'un coude douloureux depuis la fin de l'US Open. Son forfait s'ajoute à ceux de Gaël Monfils et Roger Federer.

silverwhite
10-05-2011, 01:39 PM
Literally from Metz to Paris :tape:

case
10-05-2011, 03:47 PM
so are we thinking that there wont be much else before the new year? paris is a maybe? please before the australian. I am missing gasquet.

ImmzB
10-05-2011, 06:13 PM
so are we thinking that there wont be much else before the new year? paris is a maybe? please before the australian. I am missing gasquet.

With the lack of information being received regarding Richard's elbow we don't know how serious it is therefore we don't know if he will play again this season.

Hopefully he can make Vienna which would of gave him 4 weeks of rest.

mukado
10-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Shanghai would have been a very very long trip. The decision could have been different if in Europe.
It's a good decision, the bad decision was to play DC and Metz

Puschkin
10-06-2011, 09:57 PM
It's a good decision, the bad decision was to play DC and Metz
You know very well that the French media would have killed him, had he withdrawn from DC.

Today the usual French sites, l'Equipe, RMC and WLT also had the news of Richard's withdrawal from Shanghai, but no word about the seriousness of the injiury or his plans for the rest of the year.:mad:

I think there are two possibilities. Either the ellbow is worse than he thought before, or he really wants to make an effort at the end of the year, notably in Bercy and saves himself the journey to China to be ready for that.

Puschkin
10-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Nothing about the ellbow, but Richard will play Hopman Cup with Bartoli. Did he ever do that before?

http://www.welovetennis.fr/hopman-cup/40572-gasquet-et-bartoli-iront

ImmzB
10-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Nothing about the ellbow, but Richard will play Hopman Cup with Bartoli. Did he ever do that before?

http://www.welovetennis.fr/hopman-cup/40572-gasquet-et-bartoli-iront

The Hopman Cup is always good preparation for the Australian Open, it guarantee's matches and it's a great event! :)

I don't think he's participated before in this event.

All the best! :yeah:

Puschkin
10-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Someone thinking about the Olympics? :aplot:

silverwhite
10-10-2011, 07:04 AM
I've always wanted him to play the Hopman Cup, especially when Golovin and Mauresmo were still playing :lol:

Puschkin
10-10-2011, 02:13 PM
I've always wanted him to play the Hopman Cup, especially when Golovin and Mauresmo were still playing.

You see, wishes are fulfilled, even if late. This may be true for others as well. :angel:

silverwhite
10-10-2011, 07:44 PM
You see, wishes are fulfilled, even if late. This may be true for others as well. :angel:

:haha:

Playing mixed with Bartoli isn't the same as playing with Mauresmo. That would have been quite a sight :o

ImmzB
10-11-2011, 12:23 PM
The Hopman Cup groups and schedule: http://hopmancup.com/News/445

France kick things off on New Years eve.

Getta
10-11-2011, 02:37 PM
got my Bercy tickets, hope to see him up there

Puschkin
10-19-2011, 05:00 PM
Manue from rgnet found this:

http://twitter.com/#!/sophiedorgan/status/126651585148358657/photo/1

Richard practising with Santoro.

Puschkin
10-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Gasquet de retour à Vienne

Absent depuis sa défaite contre Gilles Muller à Metz, le 23 septembre dernier, Richard Gasquet sera de retour à Vienne (24-30 octobre), avant d'enchaîner Bâle, Bercy... et de se faire faire une infiltration au coude droit, qui l'a fait souffrir cette saison encore.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20111020_081800_gasquet-de-retour-a-vienne.html

I am torn. As much as I would love to see Richard in Vienna, I want him fully healthy even more. It sounds as if he will undergo the infiltration after Bercy.

Gagsquet
10-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Not a great news actually

silverwhite
10-20-2011, 07:18 PM
:unsure:

Only explanation I can think of is that the infiltration would have caused him to miss Bercy and he didn't want to miss playing at home

spritzer
10-21-2011, 12:19 AM
infiltration in English is "injection"

silverwhite
10-21-2011, 12:02 PM
infiltration in English is "injection"

Is it? :confused: Injection exists in French too

Puschkin
10-21-2011, 12:40 PM
and for all our would be doctors: what is the difference? :confused:

tami
10-21-2011, 02:53 PM
http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/bank-austria-tennistrophy/2011/gasquet-toujours-forfait_sto2998367/flashnews.shtml

don't really like the title of the news....but i hope he will get better soon
perhaps he requires an anti-inflammatory injection into the joint to treat his elbow condition, and often this can take some weeks to determine if indeed it is truly effective or if repeat injections are needed.

Puschkin
10-21-2011, 03:00 PM
:crying2: I feared it, so much about meeting Richard in Vienna.:banghead:

scmom
10-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Infiltration vs injection are two different methods of giving the medication
in injection the needle is inserted into one particular spot and the entire dosage of medication is given there
in infiltration the needle is inserted , removed and reinserted in the area to give a broader application of the medicine over a wide area of tissue

the choice depends on the area of the inflammation and the drug of choice to be used

So sorry that this is necessary to repair tissue damage for Richard . I am sorry he will not be there in Vienna , Puschkin.
Hope he has a speedy recovery .

spritzer
10-21-2011, 04:32 PM
Unwanted persons such as burglars infiltrate your house or others, of undesirable nature, infiltrate your group. Doctors don't infiltrate your body or parts of it. They may inject a substance (medication) in an elbow or in an other part of the body or one of its organs.

silverwhite
10-21-2011, 05:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiltration ;)

scmom
10-21-2011, 05:49 PM
http://www.om-cyriax.com/showinfo.asp?language=en&pagina=Infiltrations&IDnr=81292

This is a link from a jounal called Modern Orthopedic Medicine
I believe it is self explanatory as to difference between injection vs infiltration techniques
I would take them as a source "expert testimony " on the subject .
I was a registered nurse - and knew of the two terms in medical use but looked up the link to find an easy way
to explain the difference between the two because someone asked above. I paraphrased their definitions . But this is the source I got the information from .

ImmzB
10-21-2011, 06:25 PM
:sad: :sad: The right decision as he's still not 100% fit. Rest up Richard, your doing the right thing, come back to the tour when your fit therefore you can't make this elbow injury worse!

Puschkin
10-21-2011, 10:33 PM
:topic: Not only Richard withdrew from Vienna, Juanqui who is also one of my favourites withdrew too and Troicki and Lopez, there is hardly anyone of interest left in the draw.

I know my mood will be better as soon as I am at the tourney, finally my love for the game always prevails, but right now I am frustrated.

scmom
10-22-2011, 12:48 AM
Totally understand your disappointment, Puschkin
Hope you can find some good tennis to watch and enjoy at the event

soulage
10-22-2011, 09:33 AM
In lequipe it writes it's sure he won't play Basel. After an injection you need 10 days so Bercy is still doubtful.

Puschkin
10-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Not the greatest news, but thanks for posting, at least we know a bit about what is going on.

nalbyfan
10-25-2011, 02:01 PM
This poor guy is plagued by injuries, he's very fragile and unlucky. Wish him a fast recovery

Puschkin
10-25-2011, 03:40 PM
This poor guy is plagued by injuries, he's very fragile and unlucky. Wish him a fast recovery
This ellbow problem has been coming and going this year (and before btw), and apparently has plagued Richard ever since Roland Garros. I wonder if it ever was properly treated and I hope it was done now.

mukado
10-25-2011, 05:08 PM
This ellbow problem has been coming and going this year (and before btw), and apparently has plagued Richard ever since Roland Garros. I wonder if it ever was properly treated and I hope it was done now.

True, i have very few confidence in the doctor of the FFT. Not the first time, he didn't find Richard's injury and it's the same thing with the others players.

Maybe something else : did it happen because he tried to change his forehand ?

Schu
10-25-2011, 06:39 PM
Maybe something else : did it happen because he tried to change his forehand ?

Please no!! He doesn't need any reason to stop working on a "new" forehand. Richard has had the elbow problem on and off for at least several years and on and off since Roland Garros this year. He missed Bercy a few years ago because of elbow.

Sometimes joint injuries are just a chronic thing and players just have to "live" with it. But sometimes surgery can fix the problem. I know no one wants to have surgery if it can be avoided but MAYBE if his elbow problem is one that can be fixed with surgery he should bite the bullet and just do it instead of wondering when it is going to flare up again and again.

Anyway I know he's very frustrated and I hope he can FULLY recover soon. I don't expect he'll play till 2012 - why play Bercy after no matches since Metz?

Puschkin
10-25-2011, 09:21 PM
why play Bercy after no matches since Metz?
Home tourney and a lot of other players are out of form, too. Besides, I am going. :p

ImmzB
10-27-2011, 10:59 PM
Richard still on the Basel entry list.....

Puschkin
10-28-2011, 06:58 AM
Richard still on the Basel entry list.....

I have seen that, too. On the other hand, the news posted about his withdrawal last week sounded definitive. :confused:

ImmzB
10-28-2011, 06:17 PM
I have seen that, too. On the other hand, the news posted about his withdrawal last week sounded definitive. :confused:

Looks like he's OUT now. :sad:

http://www.tennisteen.it/notizie/entry-list/12999-atp-entry-list-31-ottobre-6-novembre-2011.html

Puschkin
10-28-2011, 09:38 PM
Looks like he's OUT now.
to be expected, they wrote about a ten days' break last Friday. Let's see for Bercy. I am going Monday- Thursday, so I hope he will play or at least pass by for some promotion.

ImmzB
10-28-2011, 09:47 PM
to be expected, they wrote about a ten days' break last Friday. Let's see for Bercy. I am going Monday- Thursday, so I hope he will play or at least pass by for some promotion.

Hopefully he's alright for Bercy and you get to see him play. These extra days of rest should do him good! :) I know I've said this before but it's very frustrating with the lack of news we get from Richard regarding his injury problems.

Getta
11-01-2011, 01:29 AM
straight from Metz directly to Paris, i could never imagine this

just hope he gets that elbow fixed for good soon

allez Richie :rocker2:

Puschkin
11-03-2011, 10:24 AM
Gasquet ira, ira pas?
Richard Gasquet a repris l'entraînement cette semaine. Une reprise en douceur pour le Français qui a échangé quelques balles avec Julien Benneteau. "Richard a envie de jouer et va tout faire pour s'aligner à Bercy. C'est un pari qu'il tente, mais ce n'est evidemment pas idéal comme préparation", souligne son préparateur physique, Paul Quétin, dans l'Equipe, ce jeudi.
Voilà une bonne nouvelle pour Richard qui n'a plus rejoué depuis l'Open de Moselle, à Metz, pour cause de blessure au coude. Toutefois, rien n'assure encore sa présence au Masters 1000 de Paris. Affaire à suivre.

Source: http://www.welovetennis.fr/paris-bercy/41462-gasquet-ira-ira-pas

Richard started practising this week, hitting balls with Benneteau. "Richard wants to play and will do everything to be present in Bercy. It is a gamble and obviously not the best preparation" says his physical coach Paul Quétin. This is good news for Richard who has not played since Metz due to an ellbow injury. However, his presence in Bercy is not guaranteed, to be followed.

Puschkin
11-04-2011, 08:23 PM
Richard and Gilles doing the draw for Bercy.

Source: facebook of Bercy

case
11-04-2011, 10:26 PM
Richard and Gilles doing the draw for Bercy.

Source: facebook of Bercy

thanks for updates.

maybe fed will not show since he is still in basel.

and hopefully gasquet will show. I tried to watch monfils this morning and just didnt have my heart in it.

silverwhite
11-05-2011, 08:37 AM
Not so fast. He could very easily lose to Anderson/Muller

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 09:29 PM
He seems to be going for his FH :spit:

I wonder how long that will last :lol:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 09:33 PM
that last serve from Anderson was amaze!!!

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 09:37 PM
is it me or is Richard's ball toss not quite right on serve?

His second serve not great today although that of course is no surprise

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 09:38 PM
S&V on SP :eek:

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 09:38 PM
is it me or is Richard's ball toss not quite right on serve?

His second serve not great today although that of course is no surprise

The commentators agree with you :lol:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 09:45 PM
who is commentating ;)

I haven't watched him play since Davis Cup. he doesn't look quite right to me.

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 09:46 PM
No idea :lol:

You watched that match? :spit:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 09:49 PM
I watched part of it.

Have had zero interest in tennis lately but it could be his last match of the season so thought I should make the effort lol

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:04 PM
Completely useless on return as usual :zzz:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:10 PM
hehe Richard feisty!

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:10 PM
Somebody's feisty today :spit:

ETA: You beat me to it :lol:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:15 PM
so Richard woke up all of a sudden. Please keep the last two points up.

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:17 PM
.. or alternately be as shit as usual on ROS...

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:20 PM
10 FH winners. Am I seeing things? :spit:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:23 PM
well that was a great shot

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Watch him get broken now :lol:

Stronga23
11-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Gotta love the Richard chants :D.

*julie*
11-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Hi there :wavey:

How come you are not there supporting rich Silver?

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:27 PM
ball kids just give him the ball back you think they'd know by now.

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:28 PM
I hope he gets treatment for whatever the heck it is wrong with him in the off season. That ball toss is dire today.

He's playing behind Paris now grrrrrrrrrrrrr

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:29 PM
Hi there :wavey:

How come you are not there supporting rich Silver?

Not worth the money :angel:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:30 PM
wow I cannot express how much he does my head in sometimes!!!

*julie*
11-08-2011, 10:30 PM
:mad: foot falt pfff

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:31 PM
I expect it but it still pisses me off bigstyle!!!!

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:34 PM
Seriously though, I'm so glad I'm not there :help:

silverwhite
11-08-2011, 10:35 PM
Another gift from Anderson :spit:

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm sure he heard me call him a moron at wimbledon this year. Sitting near the front actually isn't an advantage during Richard's matches. Have to remember they can hear lol

Cloudygirl
11-08-2011, 10:42 PM
3 aces, 6 double faults

46% first serves in.

There def has to be a problem there that's bad even for Richard.

*julie*
11-08-2011, 10:51 PM
Congrats to Rich for this win after such a break from tennis. Some great points. Good luck next round. :)

*julie*
11-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Seriously though, I'm so glad I'm not there :help:

You would have enjoyed Richie's win after some tense moments. That's more enjoyable than a 6-2 6-3 win (but that's just my opinion ;) )

ImmzB
11-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Great for Richard to be back and comeback with a win. :yeah: He played a good match today, tbh it didn't look like he was out for 6 weeks.

Bring on R3! :armed:

Naudio Spanlatine
11-08-2011, 10:58 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: to all of the gasquet fans

CONGRATS EVERYONE:cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

Gagsquet
11-08-2011, 11:01 PM
Classquet today! :yeah:

Schu
11-09-2011, 05:39 AM
Completely useless on return as usual :zzz:

Actually I thought he was more aggressive and effective on returns today at times - he actually went for some returns on the second serve and Anderson does have a good serve.

Considering it was his first match after 6 weeks I thought he played pretty well. Yes the serve was shakey but I expect he was hesitant to push the elbow. and what was with all the foot faults :eek:. Best thing about the match was the fact that he managed to loose his serve only once despite the horrid stats. He really wanted to win that one and it was good to see him fighting for it despite the poor serve.

Schu
11-09-2011, 05:42 AM
3 aces, 6 double faults

46% first serves in.

There def has to be a problem there that's bad even for Richard.

First match in 6 weeks - still not sure how/if elbow will hold up - pressure to play well at home...

Art(e)mio
11-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Richie against Roger. If he puts his 75%, he can beat Fede. I feel Roger don't care too much about Paris.

*julie*
11-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Richie against Roger. If he puts his 75%, he can beat Fede. I feel Roger don't care too much about Paris.

I guess he cares actually... :o

ImmzB
11-10-2011, 08:33 PM
Federer beats Gasquet 6-2 6-4.

End of the season for Richard, it's a shame the Asian and European Indoor season was interrupted by injury but it was great for him to return in Bercy.

Hopefully he's fully recovered from his elbow injury and can start 2012 fresh, starting at the Hopman Cup (New Years Eve) Smile

I feel the 2012 season is a big one for Richard to do something! ALLLEZ!

Art(e)mio
11-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Me too. Never in doubt for Richie!!! Love him.

Puschkin
11-11-2011, 11:08 AM
I have seen both matches live. It is plain to see that he is not forcing things on serve, but the FH was quite astonishing. And I felt he moved well and did not retreat.

Otherwise; Bercy is the most fan-unfriendly tourney I know, no chance to watch practise or to see a player or coach in the corridors, besides the access to court 1 and 2 is more than embarrassing, it feels like catacombes.

silverwhite
11-11-2011, 11:12 AM
Forgot that you were here in Paris, Puschkin :p

ImmzB
11-11-2011, 11:30 AM
Last year Gasquet just finished inside the top 30 and now he will finish inside the top 20 for 2011. :)

icecastle
11-16-2011, 10:02 PM
Last year Gasquet just finished inside the top 30 and now he will finish inside the top 20 for 2011. :)

I just so love your optimism! :D Would have given you a rep if i could.

Mae
11-16-2011, 11:51 PM
Richie against Roger. If he puts his 75%, he can beat Fede. I feel Roger don't care too much about Paris.

Believe me Roger cared because he had never won Paris. One of the very few titles he didn't have so he certainly wanted it! And he got it!

Mae
11-16-2011, 11:53 PM
I just so love your optimism! :D Would have given you a rep if i could.
Hi icecastle it is good to see you again :)

PinkFeatherBoa
11-24-2011, 02:15 AM
I have seen both matches live. It is plain to see that he is not forcing things on serve, but the FH was quite astonishing. And I felt he moved well and did not retreat.

Otherwise; Bercy is the most fan-unfriendly tourney I know, no chance to watch practise or to see a player or coach in the corridors, besides the access to court 1 and 2 is more than embarrassing, it feels like catacombes.

Was at both Bercy matches too, found it to be quite encouraging all things considered.

:lol: Love your description of the outside courts! I've always secretly had an odd affection for them though, had a great time watching Mahut and Benneteau beating the Bryans there this year. Maybe it will grow on you. ;) But yes, hate not being able to watch practise.

Puschkin
11-24-2011, 07:01 AM
Was at both Bercy matches too.

Too bad me did not meet up :sad::

I met Getta, though. :)

Gagsquet
11-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Too bad me did not meet up :sad::

I met Getta, though. :)

Cool, she sounds like an awesome girl.

PinkFeatherBoa
11-24-2011, 11:33 PM
Too bad me did not meet up :sad::

I met Getta, though. :)

Yes, shame I didn't know you were there until it was too late. :p Forget to check MTF these days.

Cool that you met up with Getta.