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Tennis returns as Paul-Henri Mathieu wins his 1st round tie against Stebe, 64 64

Johnny_Bravo
01-31-2012, 01:36 PM
:yeah:

misty1
01-31-2012, 01:38 PM
and cedrik continues to look for his first win on the main tour this year

0-3 now

Shirogane
01-31-2012, 01:38 PM
:yeah:

Very emotional win for the Frenchman. :awww:

Yves.
01-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Good for Mathieu, bad for Stebe... What's Stebe's next tournament?

misty1
01-31-2012, 01:44 PM
cedrik has yet to prove that he can really do anything on the main tour outside clay..now ofcourse it is his full year so i'll give him time but..he's barely winning sets

Chris Kuerten
01-31-2012, 01:44 PM
That's really impressive, didn't play a match at the highest level since november 2010.

SERVivor
01-31-2012, 01:44 PM
PHM didn't seem to play the backhound down the line at all, but he hit a few flashy winners and his serving was solid for the most part. His movement looked okay. Steeb looked ordinary.

misty1
01-31-2012, 01:45 PM
where has he been anyway?

SERVivor
01-31-2012, 01:46 PM
Stebe actually should have taken Hewitt to five sets at the Australian Open, but he choked away the fourth set.

betowiec
01-31-2012, 01:48 PM
phm is baQ

betowiec
01-31-2012, 01:48 PM
Stebe actually should have taken Hewitt to five sets at the Australian Open, but he choked away the fourth set.

he was not good enough

Björki
01-31-2012, 02:07 PM
well done PHM :yeah:

Geo
01-31-2012, 02:19 PM
What injury did Mathieu have?

JMG
01-31-2012, 02:22 PM
The little prick Stebe is faking injuries in every match now or what? Took a TO again at 4-6 4-5. Did the same against Fleming and Fognini, always before his opponents serve. Against Hewitt he faked as well.

misty1
01-31-2012, 02:25 PM
so he's developing a nasty little habit already...or is he really that injury prone?

JMG
01-31-2012, 02:28 PM
No he finished all these matches without physical problems. He beat Fleming from 4-5* in the third after taking the TO and also beat Fognini in 2 after taking the TO at 2-3* in the 2nd.

https://twitter.com/#!/colin_fleming/statuses/47618352365051904
https://twitter.com/#!/colin_fleming/statuses/47618670070988801
https://twitter.com/#!/colin_fleming/statuses/47618788035792896

Shirogane
01-31-2012, 02:32 PM
What injury did Mathieu have?knee injury + tibial osteotomy

The little prick Stebe is faking injuries in every match now or what? Took a TO again at 4-6 4-5. Did the same against Fleming and Fognini, always before his opponents serve. Against Hewitt he faked as well.Paulo didn't seem bothered, as he hit 3 big serves to start the final game.

Hian-GOAT
01-31-2012, 02:34 PM
PHM :yeah: A win!

Stebe :shrug:

gulzhan
01-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Paulo :woohoo: Hope he wins more here.

JMG
01-31-2012, 02:42 PM
Paulo :woohoo: Hope he wins more here.

I thought you were perm banned for racism?

Sauletekis
01-31-2012, 02:49 PM
cedrik has yet to prove that he can really do anything on the main tour outside clay..now ofcourse it is his full year so i'll give him time but..he's barely winning sets

Still I think winning challenger masters in Hard Indoor is quite good...

Chris Kuerten
01-31-2012, 02:53 PM
he was not good enough
No, he pulled off an amazing choke.

_Chaz
01-31-2012, 03:06 PM
so he's developing a nasty little habit already...or is he really that injury prone?

Well, he was injured for the most part of 2010 because of back issues and today he took the MTO because of his back so maybe he felt sth there again :shrug:

On the match, Stebe is simply not good on this fast indoor hardcourt (these CH Tour Finals were played on a slower surface) and PHM was clearly the better player. But didn't expect this loss...

Ibracadabra
01-31-2012, 03:07 PM
Some amazing backhand winners near the need. God i missed him

misty1
01-31-2012, 03:23 PM
Still I think winning challenger masters in Hard Indoor is quite good...

against a fading dudi sela and headcase andi beck who really should have closed him out in the semi

Mateya
01-31-2012, 04:19 PM
Paulooooo! :D :banana: :woohoo:

Quite a surprising win after being out for more than a year! Didn't expect win here at all. However, it was a bit of a break fest with many breakes of serve for an indoor match.

Paulo showing his massive talent and class. :worship: :cool:

NIEMINEN(8) next! Can he do it again?

silverwhite
01-31-2012, 04:22 PM
Paulo, how I've missed your chokefests :hearts:

Allez
01-31-2012, 04:54 PM
:bounce:

qczi
01-31-2012, 05:02 PM
great win by phm, wasnt expecting this at all :yeah: and welcome back on the tour :wavey:

emotion
01-31-2012, 05:54 PM
Coming to dislike Stebe rather a lot, which is a shame because he has a nice game

Li Ching Yuen
01-31-2012, 06:09 PM
Mathieu can still hit a clean ball even after 1 year and a half of being side-lined. That's "talent".

Rumour
01-31-2012, 06:55 PM
PHM is back!

:woohoo:

That's really impressive, didn't play a match at the highest level since november 2010.
OMG he was really out for that long :awww:

Capuccino
01-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Mathieu is actually alive? I totally forgot him.

latso
01-31-2012, 08:32 PM
:yeah:
Best of wishes for the grand retour mate :)

You know i'm a fan of the guy as well ;)

The Hooded Claw
01-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Welcome back, Paulo! Decent win against a reasonably good opponent after so long out. Hopefully he keeps it up.

Certinfy
01-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Great :yeah:

ballbasher101
01-31-2012, 08:58 PM
The King is here :worship:, king of choking that is ;).

motorhead
01-31-2012, 10:00 PM
Some amazing backhand winners near the need. God i missed him
amazing shots!

VolandriFan
01-31-2012, 10:20 PM
:hearts: Paulo and Gonzo back.

arm
01-31-2012, 11:00 PM
Yay! :D :bigclap: welcome back!

RonaldGomez
01-31-2012, 11:07 PM
Great for Paulo.

This guy should have had a better career if he had some balls. I don't know how many close matchs he lost, including this fuckin' Davis Cup final in 2002 :'-(

FedererBulgaria
01-31-2012, 11:09 PM
Well done,i really like him

BroTree123
01-31-2012, 11:30 PM
Fantastic win for PHM :yeah:.

Stebe in a horrid slump :help:.

GrantOz44
01-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Holy crap how long has it been??! Welcome back PHM!

takuma
01-31-2012, 11:59 PM
Paulo is back!Fingers crossed it's for good!

Hellraiser
02-01-2012, 06:36 PM
PHM gonna smash Jarkko tomorrow.

Andreas
02-01-2012, 06:48 PM
Nice to see Paulo back with a win :) I've missed him on tour!

duong
02-02-2012, 04:18 PM
Paulo had played a first match in the qualies of Heilbronn challenger previous week and was very close from beating Bemelmans who eventually reached the final of the tournament.

Such performances after such a long reeducation I didn't expect at all !

After the Heilbronn match, he said it was just great being able to play again :)

Shirogane
02-02-2012, 05:43 PM
And, more importantly, without any pain, which was a big win in itself.