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Last Stop at S.A- Acapulco- Hoping for a good showing Gilles!

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Gillouthe best
12-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Last clay event in S.A, playing Acapulco as 3th seed, very disappointing performances from Gillou in Sao Paulo & Buenos Aires. He hasn't lost any points from 2011, but it would be good to end up well the S.A swing.

Top-10 is really, really far ATM, Delpo has a lead of 655 pts over him :rolleyes:. He has a bad 7-5 mark this season, losses coming to Dolgopolov,Bennetau, Monfils, Nalbandian & Berlocq. He has a 0-10 mark against Top-50 players since USO R4.

Had he played more or less well at S.A, he would have been selected for DC, because it's going to be played in slow clay, on Monte-Carlo.

Gillouthe best
12-17-2011, 05:04 PM
It seems like he withdrawed from Kooyong, as Raonic and Fish are the ones who got the last spots

Gillouthe best
12-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Gilles will play doubles on Brisbane, partnering Nicolas Mahut.

misty1
12-26-2011, 12:19 AM
good to hear he's done so well during the off season, hopefully he can keep that up

MsTree
12-27-2011, 10:16 AM
Gillou is 27 today :aparty: Joyeux anniversaire Gilles! :D

Gillouthe best
12-27-2011, 11:40 AM
Joyeux Anniversaire Gillou!

Kezzi
12-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Joyeux anniversaire Gilou! :smooch:

moi1227
12-27-2011, 08:14 PM
:bdaycake: Bon anniversaire, Gillou! :aparty:

misty1
12-27-2011, 08:15 PM
happy birthday gillou!

lalaland
12-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Happy birthday, Gilles! Have a wonderful fantastic year.

Gillouthe best
12-29-2011, 05:36 PM
Gilles is already in Brisbane. They said he had a nice training session, being very relaxed. http://m.brisbaneinternational.com.au/final.html

lalaland
12-31-2011, 12:39 AM
Gilles plays Ryan Sweeting in the first round:
http://p.twimg.com/Ah9MJ4CCAAACSGf.jpg:large

Allez Gilles!

misty1
12-31-2011, 12:44 AM
hes got to win his first couple of rounds, thats a really good draw for him

Gillouthe best
12-31-2011, 08:16 AM
Except for the R1 i don't like the draw. Mahut on R2, Melzer/Petzschner on QF and Dolgo or Steps in SF it's tough.

Silver.
12-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Allez Gilles! Wishing for a healthy/happy and successful new year :)

lalaland
01-01-2012, 01:48 AM
Double draw:

[1]Mirnyi/Nestor v [WC]Ebden/Guccione
Haas/Stepanek v Dlouhy/Melo
[3]Lindstedt/Tecau v Dolgopolov/Molchanov
Marach/Peya v Hanley/J.Murray

Mahut/Simon v Fyrstenberg/Mertinak
[WC]Jones/Matosevic v [4]Qureshi/Rojer
Baghdatis/A.Murray v Giraldo/Nishikori
Butorac/Soares v [2]Melzer/Petzschner

not facing a seed, maybe they have a chance? Nico is a good double player, I hope. Allez Team France

lalaland
01-01-2012, 08:04 AM
COURT 2 start 10:30 am
[WC] O Rogowska (AUS) vs B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) - WTA
S Peer (ISR) vs [2] A Petkovic (GER) - WTA
T Haas (GER) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / M Melo (BRA) - ATP
R Sweeting (USA) vs [2] G Simon (FRA) - ATP
[6] J Jankovic (SRB) vs C Suarez Navarro (ESP) - WTA

#2 seed in the tournament and he's playing at court 2 :rolleyes: no stream for sure :(.
Well, Gilles, you just have to work your way to the Center Court. Allez.

MsTree
01-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Happy New Year and Allez!!! :D Court 2 though!

misty1
01-01-2012, 01:44 PM
i wouldnt be very happy if he found a way to lose to sweeting

Gillouthe best
01-01-2012, 01:50 PM
Allez Gilles!

lalaland
01-01-2012, 11:06 PM
my bad, there is stream for his match :banana:. Court 2 ain't that bad ;).

I hope he wins his first match of the year this time, unlike last year :p. Allez Gilles.

lalaland
01-02-2012, 06:30 AM
Well, the link from Livescorehunter is inactive, bummer. Court 2 really sucks.

lalaland
01-02-2012, 07:39 AM
He won! Good, get first win out of the way.
I expect him to be on center court for the next match since he's playing an Aussie. Can't wait to see him.

Allez!

Gillouthe best
01-02-2012, 07:43 AM
Good win Gilles! Allez against Duckworth.

Tomorrow he plays doubles, 3rd turn of Court 10.

Silver.
01-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Great start to the year :yeah: good job Gillou!

misty1
01-02-2012, 11:56 AM
good start gillou

sammy01
01-02-2012, 11:07 PM
well it sucked no one saw it, but i'll take a straight sets win. next round looks a nice one, should be on center cus it features some no hope aussie lol

lalaland
01-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Ahhhh, so close. But the French daddies team lost the super tiebreak in the double. Oh well, at least it was close.

mike s.
01-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Congrats Gilles on the first round win! Hopefully the beginning of this year is better than the end of last year!

Gillouthe best
01-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Tomorrow he plays on Central Court, first turn

lalaland
01-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Krystle watched Gilles' 1st round, and it's very nice of him to write up a report on his blog, he posted a link on GM. or you can check it out here: http://www.tennis-brain.com/2012/01/another-year-at-brisbane-international.html

lalaland
01-03-2012, 07:54 PM
So he's on center court with stream and I can't watch it at work. So if anyone here is planning to watch and happens to be able to record the stream, I'll greatly appreciate that. Thanks.

misty1
01-04-2012, 12:23 AM
looking good so far

up 5-2 on duckworth, just let 2 set points get away though

misty1
01-04-2012, 12:26 AM
takes the set 6-3

misty1
01-04-2012, 12:37 AM
set and a break up now

misty1
01-04-2012, 12:47 AM
dropped 3 games in a row

6-3, 2-3

lalaland
01-04-2012, 02:07 AM
He won 6-3 7-5, into the QF. Good luck next round, Gilles.

lalaland
01-04-2012, 04:47 AM
His QF opponent is gonna be Santi Giraldo. Chance to avenge his loss here last year! Allez Gilles.

Gillouthe best
01-04-2012, 09:30 AM
Great win Gilles :)! 11 Aces :eek::worship:. Like Laland says, it's a great chance to avenge that painful 63 62 loss against Santi. Allez Gilles!

The OOP is out, 2nd turn of Pat Rafter Arena[ Central Court ], so again stream :woohoo:

misty1
01-04-2012, 11:59 AM
come on gilles lets get some revenge

lalaland
01-05-2012, 04:52 AM
He won in 2, including a TB in the 1st set :yeah:. Into the SF. Allez.

mike s.
01-05-2012, 04:53 AM
Only saw the last game from 15-40 down but he looked like he was being very aggressive against Giraldo. Has he been playing like that all week?

Great win Gilles, and good luck in the semis!

FlameOn
01-05-2012, 05:00 AM
It was a good fight, glad Simon pulls through :yeah:.

Gillouthe best
01-05-2012, 06:11 AM
Good win Gilles :worship: It will be good to start the season wih at least a SF. Dolgo or Steps next. Allez Gilles!

MsTree
01-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Wish I wasn't working this week! And a win in a TB too :D ALEZ!

sammy01
01-05-2012, 07:34 AM
the 2nd set of that match felt tighter than the 1st despite not going to the breaker. the last game was a good one and gilles played 2 awesome points to finish it.

cant complain so far 3 matches, 6 sets won. next match will obviously be tougher but i think simon should pull through it.

hopefully baggy can beat murray :angel:

misty1
01-05-2012, 12:04 PM
good job gillou

Gillouthe best
01-05-2012, 12:20 PM
He will face Dolgopolov on the SF on Saturday.

Silver.
01-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Well done Gilles :) Good luck against Dolgo :cheerleader:

I really wish these matches weren't so inconveniently timed for us brits ;) but I love waking up to good news. Allez!

Mae
01-06-2012, 09:13 AM
the 2nd set of that match felt tighter than the 1st despite not going to the breaker. the last game was a good one and gilles played 2 awesome points to finish it.

cant complain so far 3 matches, 6 sets won. next match will obviously be tougher but i think simon should pull through it.

hopefully baggy can beat murray :angel:

Sorry, but Murray defeated Baggy 6-2 and 6-2.

lalaland
01-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Yes, Murray run himself nicely into great form. So it will be a tall task for anyone to beat him here.
But anyway, Gilles is still not there yet, he still has a very tough SF to play this afternoon. So good luck, hope he can pass the dog test. Allez.

MsTree
01-06-2012, 11:08 PM
hopefully baggy can beat murray :angel:

:ras:

Very pleased both my boys made it to the SFs! :D

lalaland
01-07-2012, 02:49 AM
He shaved :yippee:

Match about to start. I'm nervous, Dolgo is really tough. Allez Gilles, allez :cheerleader:

sammy01
01-07-2012, 02:49 AM
cant believe i am up at nearly 4am to watch this SF, gilles better win or no sex tonight for him!

sammy01
01-07-2012, 02:53 AM
very happy he is cleaned shaved, obviously it has nothing to do with me finding him hotter that way, it is cus he is more aerodynamic without it when moving :angel:

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:02 AM
tough opening service game dog seems to be hitting the ball well

1-0*

lalaland
01-07-2012, 03:05 AM
:lol:

I only like him shaved for the asethetic effect, people keep saying a strong wind can blow Gilles off, so I think he doesn't need to be more aerodynamic :p.

But anyway, Dolgo came prepared, with all guns already blazing. Gilles' like still in his warmup mode, comparatively. C'mon Gilles, you need to get to high gear fast.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:12 AM
dog is scaring me, gilles seems to be just be feeding him and dog aint scared of going for those big winners

2-2

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:15 AM
urghhhh broken, dog's slice is a nightmare for gilles backhand

lalaland
01-07-2012, 03:17 AM
Broken.:(

This won't work, he need to up the pace. Dolgo is really on today.

Mae
01-07-2012, 03:19 AM
I had hoped Gilles would win, but the dog can really play some tennis. But look at it this way Gilles is much, much, much, better looking :)

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:22 AM
3-4* gilles cant rely on dog missing, as it seems he is playing well.

cmon gilles up it a bit

lalaland
01-07-2012, 03:24 AM
The match is still young, plenty of time to get back. C'mon Gilles.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:29 AM
sob, unless dog starts firing errors i dont see this turning round 3-6

lalaland
01-07-2012, 03:30 AM
Well, this is not looking good. 6-3 in 30 mins.

C'mon Gilles.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:41 AM
3-6, 1-2, gilles needs dog to go off form fast

lalaland
01-07-2012, 03:51 AM
Dolgo's gf is really pretty, but she is also look like a ghost, long dark straight hair and dress in all white.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:53 AM
hmmmmmmmmm trainer on for dog, though before gilles service game

sammy01
01-07-2012, 04:00 AM
that was a tight game 3-3, this match is on a knife edge right now

lalaland
01-07-2012, 04:00 AM
Please win your own serve Gilles. Don't get grumpy.

Dolgo's having trouble with his leg, so put some doubt in him to help him out.

lalaland
01-07-2012, 04:04 AM
Srsly, Gilles sucks at trying to hit winner off the return, he misses every single time. He needs to train more on that.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 04:14 AM
and more misses going for winners on return 4-5, he better hold here

sammy01
01-07-2012, 04:20 AM
well that was predictable, when you dont put any pressure on dog's serve be slapping return errors then dont get 1st serves in serving to stay in the match u are fucked. grrrrrrrrrrr

Mae
01-07-2012, 04:26 AM
The Dog was really barking :dog: So sorry Simon :sad:

lalaland
01-07-2012, 04:27 AM
Well. That's it. Lost in 2. I think he's still not very strong mentally, with his opponent hurting a bit, he shouldn't get so worked up himself, instead of staying calm and trying to frustrate his opponent, he got so frustrated himself and hit UEs and go for winners in less opportune times, didn't get first serves in the last serve game to save those MPs....So many things to reproach in this match. Dolgo has hot hand but I think Gilles could have done better.

Oh well. Moving on. Hopefully, he can relax a little next week and get himself all ready for Melbourne.

misty1
01-07-2012, 01:29 PM
well still a good start to the year

Gillouthe best
01-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Disappointing loss. Was Dolgo serving well, or just Gilles missing a lot on Alex serves?

turtle-rn
01-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Well. That's it. Lost in 2. I think he's still not very strong mentally, with his opponent hurting a bit, he shouldn't get so worked up himself, instead of staying calm and trying to frustrate his opponent, he got so frustrated himself and hit UEs and go for winners in less opportune times, didn't get first serves in the last serve game to save those MPs....So many things to reproach in this match. Dolgo has hot hand but I think Gilles could have done better.
Ewww. First tournament and the self-destructive attitude is already back. Doesn't bode well for the rest of the season. >_<
Thanks for the report. :]

lalaland
01-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Aussie Draw. Top half, 2nd quarter:

[4]Murray v Harrison
Malisse v Roger-Vasselin
Llodra v Gulbis
[32]Bogomolov Jr. v Gimeno-Traver
[19]Troicki v Ferrero
Garcia-Lopez v Kukushkin
Bellucci v Sela
[14]Monfils v Matosevic

[12]Simon v Qualifier
Benneteau v K.Beck
Souza v Ebden
[24]Nishikori v Robert
[26]Granollers v Levine
Gil v Dodig
Qualifier v Mello
[6]Tsonga v Istomin

Silver.
01-12-2012, 10:55 PM
Tsonga R4.. hmm. Glad he got a qualie first round though. One match at a time, ALLEZ GILLOU! :)

lalaland
01-12-2012, 11:00 PM
I hate qualifier in R1, they have momentum. Then again, it's much better than say Tomic or Dr. Ivo or Mika :scared:

Allez Gilles. Good luck.

Gillouthe best
01-13-2012, 05:53 AM
Benny is in form, so it could be tough on R2.

Gillouthe best
01-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Gilles will draw Damai Udomchoke on R1. He is thai, ranked #201.

lalaland
01-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Gilles' match is the 4th on Court 3, behind 2 WTA and 1 ATP matches.

MsTree
01-16-2012, 05:45 PM
What coverage do you have Lala? I've only got Eurosport on 2 channels and with Andy M playing at more or less the same time I can't see them showing Gillou :(

lalaland
01-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Les, I have ESPN3, they cover 3 main courts, and then 2,3,6 and 8. So I should have Gillou's match. I'll record it.

MsTree
01-16-2012, 07:40 PM
Fab! :hug:

Kezzi
01-16-2012, 08:23 PM
:worship:

MsTree
01-17-2012, 05:26 AM
Here we go... ALLEZ!!!

MsTree
01-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Gilles won the 1st set 6-1 in half an hour. Is it safe to go to wrk now? :lol: Allez!!!

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:21 AM
His break point saving percentage is a bit pathetic, 0%. C'mon, Gilles, don't get broken so easy. Back on serve in the 2nd, 2-3.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:29 AM
Gilles' wearing a bracelet and no necklace, interesting...



Yay, he listened, come back from 0-40 to hold.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:40 AM
Uh oh. broken again. 3-5, Udomchoke is serving for 2nd set.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:43 AM
Damnit, lost the 2nd set. Best of 3 now. C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:44 AM
2nd set, W/UE - Gilles 13/12 Danai 9/4. Too many UEs for Gilles.

mike s.
01-17-2012, 06:45 AM
Why can't I be a fan of a different player? :lol:

Come on Gilles, pick up your level again!

lalaland
01-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Why can't I be a fan of a different player? :lol:


It's no fun if it's too easy ;)

Silver.
01-17-2012, 07:04 AM
It's no fun if it's too easy ;)

Exactly :p

Allez Gilles!

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:06 AM
He uses ice-pack, first time I've ever seen him using ice-pack in Downunder. Must be really hot out there, or just his hot head, got a violation for yelling in French, or maybe cursing in French, I won't know.

mike s.
01-17-2012, 07:14 AM
Now down a break :mad:

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:16 AM
He got broken in the 3rd. Just too hot-headed and started missing. Not cool Gilles, not cool. You need to collect yourself.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Oh mine, is he really going to lose to a guy ranked outside 200? Fall 2011 all over again :scared:

C'mon Gilles. Please up your level.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:20 AM
Geez, those UE is killing me, and him.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:21 AM
Well, for the record, he did break back and it's now 4-4, 15 all.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:25 AM
5-4. and Udomchoke called for a trainer, getting some massage on his thighs, both legs....ummmm, cramping?

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:29 AM
No hinder in his movement though, whatever the problem is, is not affect his play. And Gilles is helping, lost all 4 pts on Danai's in less than a min, what a gentleman.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:30 AM
Gilles, please break him, I don't want to see TB. He's leading 6-5 now.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:32 AM
It's definitely in a cramping nature, for Udomchoke's "injury". Cos he's not taking MTO, just getting massages from trainer during rest.

Silver.
01-17-2012, 07:33 AM
Ugh, sounds like he's making a meal of it. Watched the first set on ES player but it cut off after that and no streams work for me.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:34 AM
Well, TB it is then. Damnit. Just win it, Gilles.

Silver.
01-17-2012, 07:35 AM
Tie-break :unsure:

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:38 AM
Up a mini break at 4-1.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:42 AM
Damnit, give the break back and more, 4-5 now down a break. But Udomchoke is going all out, and his bhdtl is very good, burned Gilles several times.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:44 AM
Another BHDTL from Udomchoke. Stop giving that shot to him, Gilles. SP for Danai.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:45 AM
Sh*t, he gave him that shot to hit again and it burned him, again. He lost the 3rd set.

W/UE Gilles 13/19 Danai 13/15

mike s.
01-17-2012, 07:46 AM
So frustrating, it's going to be a miserable day tomorrow if he loses and I'm trying to function on no sleep.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:47 AM
Well, no margin for error now. C'mon Gilles.

Silver.
01-17-2012, 07:47 AM
Oh no :sadface: what are we going to do with him.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:48 AM
It's gonna be a miserable 2 weeks if he loses. Please Gilles, save our day, week, month.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:50 AM
Why is it he can only turn brilliant when he's down facing top guys like Fed? You would think if he can do it to Fed, he can do it to anyone, but no, not Gilles.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:53 AM
He's trying to break down the guy's BHDTL shot by keep feeding him that shot to hit, I get it now. Just cover the line though when you do that, okay? Geez.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Sorry guys, I'm not feeling good, I think he's going to lose. This is getting too much like last fall :sad:.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Udomchoke lost his leg a little in his serve and Gilles just hit error off a soft 2nd serve, WTF. This is not fun to watch.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:00 AM
Now Udomchoke is not even running that much anymore. If only Gilles can get himself calm and not losing his head....

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Like that, just keep him running left and right and keep the ball going, easy enough.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:03 AM
There, a break. Now Udomchoke can't even get trainer to massage him anymore, has to do it himself. Poor guy. But I'm here to cheer for Gilles, so no sympathy for the enemy.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:09 AM
Errrr, Gilles, you should be breaking him left and right. Why aren't u? :mad: Still playing like crap.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:10 AM
Sorry guys, for my monologue, it's easier to stay calm by doing sth else than watching the match.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:12 AM
His opponent is running better now, you beware, Gilles.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:13 AM
Damn, my recording broken. Even the machine has enough of this match :p. No matter, I can record the replay later.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:17 AM
He took set 4. Will serve first in the 5th.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:20 AM
W/UE Gilles 9/8 Danai 3/13. Gilles only serving at 42%, Danai at 59%.

Now Gilles is doing some stretching himself, just a little more than his normal ones, not to be alarm of, I hope.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:28 AM
3-0 Gilles, not much resistance now. He should win this quick, I expect.

FlameOn
01-17-2012, 08:29 AM
Thank God :facepalm:. You know, he really could make life more easy for himself sometimes.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:32 AM
3-1, Udomchoke holds.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:47 AM
he can't run, stop hitting UEs, Gilles, you are driving me nuts.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:48 AM
Srsly, Gilles :mad:
Broken when serving for it. Hit like 5 UEs in this game, I think he didn't have 5 UEs the whole set until this game.

I think Udomchoke is hoping you win it sooner to put him out of his misery. Or just win it sooner to put yourself out of this misery.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:51 AM
So he won. It's ugly but it's still a win. He gets a chance to play prettier next time.

A tough opening round in a slam for Gilles, what's new! We can only hope that he gets more and more into form the deeper he gets into the tournament.

rtgy
01-17-2012, 08:52 AM
6-1 -- -- -- 6-2 :lol:

the gillou way:D

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:53 AM
53/51 W/UE for Gilles.

lalaland
01-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Nice of him to dump the garbage into the bin before leaving, good manner :yeah:

soulage
01-17-2012, 08:58 AM
Like in the USO the neck injury gives him a poor first round to play. He's not ready and play 5 sets which is not good when you want to go deep in the tournament :o

Kezzi
01-17-2012, 09:08 AM
After reading your monologue lala, my decision to stay in bed was the right one. I couldn't have handled this on scoreboard while searching for a working stream. :facepalm:

Mae
01-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Oh well a win is a win :)

FlameOn
01-17-2012, 09:15 AM
It really shouldn't have been this difficult to beat Udomchoke :o. Gillou you're so much better than he :smash:.

rtgy
01-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Sorry guys, for my monologue, it's easier to stay calm by doing sth else than watching the match.

:hug: you're an angel:) lone survivor here:angel: :lol:

You know, he really could make life more easy for himself sometimes.

that's the gillou way you know:lol:

lalaland
01-17-2012, 09:37 AM
:hug: you're an angel:) lone survivor here:angel: :lol:


:hug: Yavor

I survived Gilles' match, I don't know how I managed that. :lol:
And 2 days later, I'll probably have to find a way to do it all over again. Allez!

BlueLighthouse
01-17-2012, 09:40 AM
Lala, I should have checked here earlier today. I was cheering for Gilles while all my (Thai) friends were for Danai. Anyway, the good takeaway, besides the win, it seems that Gilles' fitness is in its top form. He didn't seem tired at all.

Silver.
01-17-2012, 10:28 AM
Thank god for that! He won. I'm just going to ignore the score. His compatriot Benny is next, who is in good form, not a recipe for success for Gilles really. Hopefully he will find some form, if not, last him out in the Aussie heat :p ALLEZ!

Gillouthe best
01-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Tough scoreline Gilles, i hope it's better against Julien.

MsTree
01-17-2012, 05:29 PM
After reading your monologue lala, my decision to stay in bed was the right one. I couldn't have handled this on scoreboard while searching for a working stream. :facepalm:

The scoreboard was a bitch at work today - I could only access the BBC "live" score page which updates after every game. And it's not as if the score was making me feel any better!!! :lol:

rtgy
01-18-2012, 10:13 AM
:hug: Yavor

:hug:Lala

I survived Gilles' match, I don't know how I managed that. :lol:
And 2 days later, I'll probably have to find a way to do it all over again. Allez!


you're our hero:angel: good luck tomorrow:lol:

rtgy
01-18-2012, 10:35 AM
OOP:Gillou in court 6, last match there.
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/schedule9.html

ALLEZ!!!

sammy01
01-18-2012, 01:19 PM
all imma say after that 1st match is he won, cus it was shit.

he better play better tonight cus i don't know if i can handle another shitfest from him.

MsTree
01-19-2012, 06:09 AM
This WTA match is going on forever :rolleyes:

MsTree
01-19-2012, 06:30 AM
In the name of the wee man!!! Finally over - just in time for me to catch 5 seconds of Gillou before I go to work :o

lalaland
01-19-2012, 06:45 AM
I hope Gilles will make it easy on us today. Allez Gilles.

mike s.
01-19-2012, 06:46 AM
Let's go Gilles, try to make this one quicker for me!

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:04 AM
Has to fight off a couple of BPs, but he held for 2-1, already an improvement from last match in terms of BP saving at the early going.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:21 AM
Let's hold and keep the break, Gilles. C'mon!

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:31 AM
Where is your first serve, Gilles?

mike s.
01-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Broken serving out the set :mad:

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:40 AM
Damnit, got broken when serving for the first set.
Well, you know what to do Gilles, break him.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:48 AM
Sh*t, now he got broken, Benny to serve for the set. Damnit Gilles, do sth.

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 07:50 AM
:mad:

lalaland
01-19-2012, 07:53 AM
Lost first set :mad:

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 07:53 AM
From 5-2 to 5-7. Not good enough Gilles :(.

mike s.
01-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Such a frustrating set. Unfortunately, I can't stay up for the rest of this so hopefully I wake up surprised with a victory.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:08 AM
The match is still young, but I don't like what I'm seeing. Gilles just seems lacking a bit of conviction to me.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:29 AM
The crowd's really quiet. It's not a bad match, but they hardly make any sound. Maybe they can't decide on which Frenchie to cheer for.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:37 AM
C'mon Gilles, you are not losing to Benny, even if Benny is very in form and you are not.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Benny's holding serve at ease now and Gilles has to fight for his life in every serve.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Well, he held, 6-5. I don't like the direction this match is heading ------> TB :scared:. Can you please break him, Gilles?

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:57 AM
TB.
If you lose this set, you are done. Do it or die!

lalaland
01-19-2012, 08:57 AM
I dont' want to watch.

lalaland
01-19-2012, 09:08 AM
Gilles, you used to be very clutch....what happened since then?

lalaland
01-19-2012, 09:13 AM
:sad: this is it. I'm sorry but I have no faith that he can come back. Guess I'm gonna go to bed now.

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Not. Happening. :(

Silver.
01-19-2012, 09:25 AM
:sadface: oh Gilles what is up!? What happened to the off season form :sad: perhaps he is having a problem with
a niggly injury. This is a hope though, it's more than likely a problem in his head. Such a shame, after being so unlucky at the last AO he deserves to go further. He is so high up in the rankings aswell compared to last season and has a great chance to break the top ten. Please get it together Gilles. He doesn't half make me annoyed sometimes :o

Silver.
01-19-2012, 09:27 AM
:lol: he just broke :cheerleader:

Silver.
01-19-2012, 09:36 AM
Lala wake up! Gilles is serving for 5-1 and I need to know what's going on :p is anyone else watching?

Silver.
01-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Won third 6-1! Just needs to get through the fourth and it's anyone's match. Not getting my hopes up though. Allez!!!

lalaland
01-19-2012, 09:50 AM
I couldn't sleep, I tried, but too much adrenaline pumping in my veins after watching 2 sets. But I didn't watch the third set either, so I have no idea what happened except the score. Now that he won a set while I'm not watching, I'm afraid to watch again to jinx him. It works better when I'm pretending to sleep.

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 09:55 AM
They are not showing it here and my laptop decided to boycot streams. I really wonder what happened in the third :facepalm:

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:09 AM
A few comments from the live comm thread - Benny starting to tire, Gillou not breaking a sweat, some saying Gilles is going to make an epic comeback

I sort of expected Benny not to have the stamina, if it does go to a fifth Gilles is surely the favourite.

He's serving for 4-1!! Come on Gilles!!!!!!!

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:16 AM
Allez Gilles! :bounce: I only get a score update when Monfils sits down. I wish they would show it, I can watch the sb for scores. :(
And I thought I'd suffered through enough 5 setters with Nico Lapentti. Hope that if Gilles wants to go his way, he at least makes sure he also wins most of them like Nico did. :p

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:26 AM
They just showed me 5 seconds of Gilles. Only the set point, he looks great :hearts:
Let's hope Gael finishes soon, I think they will switch to Gilles then :woohoo:

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Yay eurosport player has a rewind so I saw the five seconds. He does look good, what happened to the orange shirt though? Brown shorts look nice though. I wish I could watch :mad: ALLEZ GILLES!!! This is quite exciting :p

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Come on Monfils! Quickly now.

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Yes! Now SWITCH Eurosport :mad:

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:40 AM
:woohoo: Gilles is on! Argh. I'm so nervous now. 15-30. Come on Gilles.

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Yay, Eurosport2 is now showing it for me :woohoo: Love it, cause I have nice Belgian commentary, no stupid Dutch ones. :D
Brown shorts are :drool:

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:42 AM
I want them to hug and kiss at the end. :angel: Most beautiful match in AO :inlove:

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 10:43 AM
1-3 in fifth :(.

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:43 AM
Uh oh :unsure: Don't let it get to you Gilou... Allez!

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 10:48 AM
Broke back, now it's 2-3 :woohoo:

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Thats it Gilles. Fight!!

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:52 AM
What's with the bracelet? It's a French flag on a blue (elastic?) band :p

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Now faces BPs again :sobbing:.

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Allez Gilou! Allez!!! :bounce:
I would get my French gear out if he had a different opponent.

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 10:56 AM
2-5, playing like shit now.

Silver.
01-19-2012, 10:59 AM
OH FFS. Wow. What a shitty day.

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 11:01 AM
I guess he ran out of gas in set 5 :shrug:. Sucks though :(.

Silver.
01-19-2012, 11:09 AM
:mad: I'm so angry. He's the one who should have had the stamina.

Actually cannot be bothered with tennis at the moment. Too much disappointment. You've probably all heard Andy lost, not only did he lose, he had an obvious difficult injury. It's just so sad, then Gilles gets my hopes up and I think my AO might be salvaged by a great comeback and throws it all away. Think i'm going to take a break from tennis for a bit. I will see you all soon :wavey:

FlameOn
01-19-2012, 11:12 AM
:mad: I'm so angry. He's the one who should have had the stamina.

Actually cannot be bothered with tennis at the moment. Too much disappointment. You've probably all heard Andy lost, not only did he lose, he had an obvious difficult injury. It's just so sad, then Gilles gets my hopes up and I think my AO might be salvaged by a great comeback and throws it all away. Think i'm going to take a break from tennis for a bit. I will see you all soon :wavey:
I know what you mean Silver. My faves has almost uniformly disappointed me lately too :(. It's a tough sport to follow sometimes.

Silver.
01-19-2012, 11:18 AM
I feel a bit rash giving up so soon in the new season. But i'm fed up of it. His last losses go like this - Granollers, Ebden, Mannarino, Danvydenko, Monaco, Dolgo, Benny. He should be beating these guys. He's had a run of such crap and no change since the off season. :sadface:

misty1
01-19-2012, 12:04 PM
:sad:

MsTree
01-19-2012, 04:56 PM
*sigh* :sad:

Kezzi
01-19-2012, 06:30 PM
I still have some players left, but with Arnaud not qualified (+ injured for a few weeks, so not sure of Marseille) and Gilles & Sergiy out, I still feel the same as you Silver. :hug: :sad:

mike s.
01-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Devastating loss. At least I never got my hopes up because I didn't see the last four sets. I don't know what's wrong with him but he's been awful for four months now and he might miss the Olympics too if he doesn't start picking it up. Oh well, I'll get over it soon but it will be tough watching the tournament for the next two weeks.

Gilloulou
01-19-2012, 06:58 PM
another horror story to start the year. so many problems with his game the past year, but maybe the worst is the fact that even as a top 10 player he gets no respect from others and there's absolutely no fear factor when he walk up to court. if a player ranked 200+ manages to take 2 sets from him, i'm pretty sure all the other players are more than happy to see Simon's name in the draw. and why shouldn't they, every single game he would give his opponent plenty of chances to get back into the match, even if the unthinkable has happened and he plays good from the start. I mean, he can't (mentally more than ability, i feel) do a simple 1-2 after the serve and keep the other guy under pressure, he would have to feed him 5 shots at least to get them both into some sort of rythm instead of going cut-throat, or something a bit more occupying. even in Hamburg where he won he couldn't get a straight sets win (maybe the first round). anyway, terribly depressing, cause when you watch him, even though he is a small guy relatively, you feel he can do more - but his lack of intelligence in the game (and i'm sorry, he plays very stupidly most of the time, though his opponents like to comment him as a "smart" player - bs, hitting back the ball isn't smart, i.e the match against Isner) would kill him every time. I just hope he manages to climb out of this situation and play a bit more like a player who nobody wants to play against. or for me to find someone new to like...

or just fire his coach and get a new one. who knows, maybe they have reached their top together.

allez, top five until wimbledon!

p.s. anyone did a statistic of the points he takes from GS and Masters events compared to the other top 20? i'll check it and have a feeling he's going to be poorly ranked in that departent.

mike s.
01-19-2012, 09:08 PM
I agree with almost everything you said in that post. I think he might need to get a new coach as well. Obviously he's loyal to Tulasne but I think he needs a different perspective right now because what he's doing is not working. I can't count how many times he had the upper hand in a point in that first set and lost because he wasn't putting the ball away even though we know he's capable of doing so.

Anyway, I'm critical because I want to see him do his best. Hopefully he turns it around in the spring.

Mae
01-20-2012, 07:03 AM
Simon :sad:

lalaland
01-20-2012, 11:39 PM
This result is surely a bitter disappointment to all, especially to Gilles, he has set pts for both set 1 & 2 and he blew them. It’s time for him to reassess his games in both tactical and mental aspects, especially if he’s aiming to win big tournaments, time is running out. But then again, didn't he mention recently about wanting to change, and play more offensively? so he may have a new plan already. It's just a matter of whether if he's able to make that change. I think the recent problem is that he is indecisive in what way he should play. At the moment, he seems to be a bit lost on court when he’s down, to me is that he’s a bit confused on what approach he needs to use, should he sticks with his old style to steady the ship, or should he changes to be aggressive to change things up. When I watch his match against Dolgo, he tried to play very aggressive at the end, but he just keep missing. So then the next couple of matches, he’s getting a bit apprehensive when hitting offensive shots (OMG, those overheads all came back to bite him). Hence, poor choices at wrong moments, that just to me means his mind is a bit clouded.

We can’t expect him to turn offense overnite, but he’s in no man land at the moment, it’s painful to watch. I think he needs to finally feel comfortable to take charge at key moments of the game, right now he is not. I don’t know how he can get himself there, I hope he and his team will work out a way. Maybe just decide on 1 way of playing and stick to it throughout the match regardless of whether it works or not. So then he can train himself to a certain mindset?

I would agree that a new coach maybe needed in order to facilitate changes. But I’m an old-school really, which loyalty is kind of important. Tutu is very loyal to Gilles, he said he would love to be the DC captain but if it interferes with his duty to Gilles, then he won’t take it. So naturally, I don’t mind if Gilles is also loyal to Tutu. I guess, bottomline is what are Gilles’ priorities. If he keeps Tutu, can’t say I will disagree with his choice. He need to sort his mess out, if changing coach is not an option for him, then find other ways, talk to a shrink (although he's very oppose to the idea of a shrink). Or, he is already doing sth, I don’t know, I don’t want to assume that he’s not aware of his problems. I mean, I have always been an optimist when it comes to Gilles. He maybe dumb in making those mistakes, but I always trust that he is smart enough to know what mistake he made, whether or not he can correct it is however an entirely different matter, not to mention his stubbornness always stands in the way.

Well, hope he’s not too frustrated, hope he isn’t doubting himself (which would not help matter), hope he bounces back soon. And I still think that it's a matter of belief, more than anything.

Btw, I have R2 match. There was a massive power outage here, I just turn my computer on for the first time since Gilles’ match end at 4ish am couple days ago. So, I will upload the match as soon as I can. I’m sure you guys are dying to see it, or…maybe not.

Kezzi
01-21-2012, 12:07 AM
I agree with you Lala. :yeah:
You somehow always find the words for the things I want to say, but can't put in writing. :worship:

lalaland
01-21-2012, 12:36 AM
p.s. anyone did a statistic of the points he takes from GS and Masters events compared to the other top 20? i'll check it and have a feeling he's going to be poorly ranked in that departent.


Well, I have just that.

Rank Player GS 1000 500 250 WTF Points Title
5 Ferrer 900 1240 1625 400 400 4565 2
6 Tsonga 1350 1205 570 500 800 4425 3
7 Berdych 640 1620 860 180 400 3700 1
8 Fish 675 1530 360 400 2965 1
9 Tipsy 550 620 230 1100 200 2700 2
10 DelPo 720 630 540 740 2630 2
11 Almagro 290 560 780 750 2380 3
12 Gilles 495 605 680 225 2005 1
13 Monfils 585 415 480 490 1970 1
14 Soda 450 450 540 500 1940 3
15 Lopez 640 730 245 275 1890
16 Gasquet 585 865 315 90 1855
17 Isner 505 605 190 500 1800 2
18 Dolgo 370 480 180 730 1760 1
19 Roddick 495 400 580 270 1745 1
20 Nishi 425 465 345 445 1680


Rolling 12 months stat based on the ranking points to be on 1/30/2012.

Gilloulou
01-21-2012, 06:51 PM
GS pt avg GS br Masters avg BR
1 djokovic 6,720 1,680 W 5,780 826 W
2 nadal 4,760 1,190 W 3,680 460 W
3 federer 3,000 750 F 2,620 328 W
4 murray 3,360 840 F 3,020 336 W
5 ferrer 1,260 315 SF 1,840 263 F
6 tsoga 1,260 315 SF 1,250 139 F
7 berdych 640 160 Q 1,710 190 S
8 fish 675 169 Q 1,530 191 F
9 tipsarevic 505 126 Q 620 103 S
10 almagro 270 68 R16 560 70 Q
11 potro 405 101 R16 630 126 S
12 soderling 630 210 Q 450 113 Q
13 dolgopolov 640 160 Q 480 60 Q
14 simon 495 124 R16 695 77 Q
15 monfils 585 146 Q 505 101 Q
16 roddick 630 210 Q 400 57 Q
17 isner 505 126 Q 605 86 SF
18 gasquet 495 124 R16 955 119 SF
19 lopez 505 126 Q 730 91 SF
20 cilic 290 73 R16 490 54 QF

well i hope i didnt mix up anything calculating, in my head :P

anyway, gilou is the worst in the top 20 when it comes to best result in GS and masters (1 R16 and 1 QF).

points taken from GS: 16-17 with Gasquet. same result in avg points taken from GS.

points taken from masters 1,000: surprises with no.13, but on avg he drops to number 16, only players to do a poorer job are almagro, dolgo, roddick and cilic.

even monfils do much better than he.

well no big surprises, but still very disappointing to see.

where does he go next btw?

misty1
01-21-2012, 06:55 PM
hopefully he'll work out whatever is going on on he'll get back to playing good tennis soon enough

the loss hurt but given form going in between the 2 i guess not toally unexpected

Gilloulou
01-21-2012, 07:03 PM
i dont know how to insert a table here but if you hit reply it all makes sense lol

lalaland
01-21-2012, 09:29 PM
So conclusion is, Gilles sucks? :p
btw, it's 2 R16 in GS (RG, USO) and 2 QF in Masters (Miami, Cincy). But who's counting.


Well, he is what he is. I wish he is like Nole, but he is only Gillou, what can you do? :shrug:

Next, moving on to Montpellier.
Not sure if we need a new thread, since DownUnder is over. But I'm dry out of ideas for new thread name now. Maybe just a 2012 Season thread that runs the whole year long? Maybe Gillouthe Best can just change this thread name to last the whole year?

lalaland
01-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Ok, this must sound like I was looking for an excuse for his suckness, but it's not. It's more like: it wasn't as bad as I thought. Last week when I was watching his match, I wondered what the hell happened to his serve, cos he's rolling the ball in. I was a bit annoyed thinking that everything is going backward for him now, including that damn serve which is not even that good at the first place. Well, turned out it's that neck problem again. TBH, it wasn't much of a relief to know that he wasn't really regressing, but his neck problem is recurring in an alarming frequency.

Anyway, I completely forget to read the post-match stuffs at L'Equipe last week, now that I remembered...

GILLES SIMON:« Si je gagne l’un des deux premiers sets, je pense que je gagne le match. Remporter un set en sauvant des balles de set, ça arrive, mais deux d’affilée ( il parle de Benneteau), c’est exceptionnel. Je ne me reproche rien, je me suis battu jusqu’au bout, j’ai fait ce que j’ai pu et j’ai eu une bonne attitude, mais quand tu ne peux pas servir à plus de 130 km/h (il s’est bloqué le cou mardi de la semaine dernière), c’est dur de gagner un match. On a vu la différence avec un joueur en confiance, qui a sorti des bons coups et des volées réflexes dans des moments importants. Au cinquième set, il a été meilleur que moi. Il a bien sauvé ses jeux de service au début du dernier set. J’aurais préféré arriver mieux préparé plutôt que d’arriver avec le dos bloqué pour la troisième fois d’affilée en Grand Chelem. Mais bravo à lui. » – R. Te. Jan 20th, 2012.

Is it really nothing to reproach? emmm, Gilles, I hope deep down you are kicking yourself :(.

BTW, he was fined $1500 for code violation, Julien was fined $2500 for the same thing in that match. :lol:, the audiences should be allowed to share the fines since they suffered an earful that nite.

Kezzi
01-25-2012, 09:37 PM
BTW, he was fined $1500 for code violation, Julien was fined $2500 for the same thing in that match. :lol:, the audiences should be allowed to share the fines since they suffered an earful that nite.
Was it that bad? I didn't hear it in the ten minutes I could watch. :lol:

lalaland
01-25-2012, 10:17 PM
I heard Gilles, I didn't hear Julien's (I didn't watch the 3rd/4th set). Well, you know Gilles, he yelled whenever he got frustrated, which was plenty often. It's a miracle he doesn't get code violations in a regular basis. But I guess he usually just yelled sth mild like "I can't do this or I don't know how to play or I'm an idiot :p"... nothing too obscene to get a violation. then I again, what do I know what he yelled in French :lol:.

Gillouthe best
01-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Gilles will play doubles with Mannarino in Montpellier, they face Mahut/ERV on R1. Good that he's playing dubs again, he stopped playing them since Cincy 2011, only to play Brisbane in January. Hope he is fully fit, the constant back/neck problems must be frustrating :mad:

Gillouthe best
01-29-2012, 03:44 PM
Draw in Montpellier:

Lopez(5)- Kunitsyn
Rufin- Pospisil
Cipolla-Qualifier
Simon- Bye

Good draw, good R2 I think, and then Lopez could be tough. SF potential opponent is Gael.

Allez Gilles :) !

lalaland
01-30-2012, 05:01 PM
TUESDAY, 31 JANUARY, 2012

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
O Rochus (BEL) vs [7] P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[WC] P Mathieu (FRA) vs C Stebe (GER)
A Ramos (ESP) vs N Mahut (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[5] F Lopez (ESP) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS)
N Mahut (FRA) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs A Mannarino (FRA) / G Simon (FRA)

Puschkin
01-30-2012, 06:07 PM
Forget ne viendra pas à Montpellier
Guy Forget, le sélectionneur de l’équipe de France, ne viendra pas à Montpellier en marge de l’Open de France, mardi pour annoncer sa liste de la Coupe Davis pour le match face au Canada du 10 au 12 février. Selon Patrice Dominguez, directeur du tournoi héraultais et membre de la Dream Team RMC, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils, Michaël Llodra et Julien Benneteau devraient être retenus. Gilles Simon et Richard Gasquet devraient être écartés.

Source: http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/223...a-montpellier/

Forget not going to Montpellier. According to the tourney director of Montpellier, the team will consist of Gael, Tsonga, Llodra and Benneteau.

Gillouthe best
01-30-2012, 06:27 PM
Expected deccison, Benny is playing good again, even he was a better chance for singles than Gilles atm.

lalaland
01-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Does that mean he's not making Gilles go to Vancouver as a sub? Well, that's nice of him. And that makes me feel better, I was still kicking myself for missing out on the DC tickets in Vancouver, now I know I won't be missing it :).

FlameOn
01-30-2012, 10:38 PM
Gillou will win Montpellier :cheerleader::sobbing:.

mike s.
01-31-2012, 06:46 AM
I just saw the draw and I'm surprised how deep it is. Lopez will be tough in the quarters although I suppose I shouldn't overlook his first match considering who he's lost to the last few months :o. Good luck Gilles, win this thing!

soulage
01-31-2012, 10:58 AM
Does that mean he's not making Gilles go to Vancouver as a sub? Well, that's nice of him. And that makes me feel better, I was still kicking myself for missing out on the DC tickets in Vancouver, now I know I won't be missing it :).
I l'equipe they write the sub could be Jeremy.

Gilles playing videogames with Nico in Montpellier pic by @Maly_Tweet

http://a.yfrog.com/img710/1715/ooii.jpg

lalaland
01-31-2012, 05:28 PM
I l'equipe they write the sub could be Jeremy.


So I still missed, would have love to go see Jeremy there :(. Oh well.



Anyway, Gilles plays his single tomorrow:

WEDNESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY, 2012
COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
D Brown (GER) / L Zovko (CRO) vs [2] F Cermak (CZE) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
Not Before 2:00 PM
[5] F Lopez (ESP) or I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs [WC] G Rufin (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
[4] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [WC] N Davydenko (RUS)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[Q] M Gicquel (FRA) or F Cipolla (ITA) vs [2] G Simon (FRA)
F Lopez (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) vs [WC] G Monfils (FRA) / D Monfils (FRA)

Gillouthe best
01-31-2012, 07:03 PM
Gilles will play Cipolla tomorow, who defeated Gicquel 7-5 in the third.

MsTree
02-01-2012, 05:53 PM
He's just broken 4-2 :)

misty1
02-01-2012, 05:54 PM
how's he looking?

Gillouthe best
02-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Saved BP while serving for it, 53 Deuce.

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:05 PM
Quite tight serving for the set but otherwise quite agressive - but I'm just in the door & missed the beginning!
6-3 :D

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:08 PM
Cipolla having a MTO Gilles is giving someone a death stare :lol:

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Gillou please keep it going want another Gael-Gilles match ;)

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Gilles has broken at the start of the 2nd set :eek:

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Gilles has broken at the start of the 2nd set :eek:

:hug::hug:

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:21 PM
:hug::hug:

I really hope Gael has a fab season - I love to watch him too :hug:

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Gilles has been practising his smash (thankfully!) :D
His 1st serve is pretty bad though :lol:

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 06:44 PM
I really hope Gael has a fab season - I love to watch him too :hug:

All I want is for him to stay healthy :sad:. Always will remember their warm embrace at AO 2009 :hearts:

MsTree
02-01-2012, 06:48 PM
6-3 6-2 :D Good stuff!

lalaland
02-01-2012, 06:54 PM
I watched the stream, but it's so blurred I can hardly see the ball :lol:. He seems to come forward a lot though. And did he tell Tutu to shut up after he broke 2nd game in the 2nd set? :p

Pretty good ratio for W/UE: Gilles 29/26 and Cipolla 13/24. Good to see him practicing his aggression on early match, or maybe just this one...

Allez, for the next round against another Frenchie up and comer.
BTW, Gilles' record against Frenchie up and comer is pretty pathetic, Mannarino, Paire... The fact that Rufin ranks so low makes it even more nervous for me, if that makes any sense :lol:. C'mon Gilles. Please win.

Gillouthe best
02-01-2012, 07:20 PM
Allez Gilles against Rufin! Hope he can win that one.

misty1
02-01-2012, 07:57 PM
good job gillou:)

mike s.
02-01-2012, 11:19 PM
Congrats Gilles :) Good luck next round!