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Winter/Spring Hardcourt Season 2012

soulage
02-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Well he's comming back on courts. He's in Quimper draw round1 vs Carreno-Busta. The only goal of that match is not being injured again and be able to run :angel: Finger crossed for the calf

About the schedule he's in Bergamo entry list next week, hoping a WC for Open 13 and should play Cherbourg with a WC or with his ranking.

soulage
02-05-2012, 12:27 PM
Little interview in the local newspaper. He's not sure to be competitiv on this tournament. For the challenger now he prefers to play mostly the ones in France. Marseille will be one of the goal of his season. He continues as the pleasure is still here and thinks month by month now due to his body.

So he's ready to lose in his mind. Well hopefully body will gives positiv signs but I still found crazy he's on courts 18 days after a calf strain.

He's on double draw with Nico Devilder the dwarf team is back. They start tuesday evening after PHM http://www.opendequimper.com/arnaud-clement-et-paul-henri-mathieu-debutent-mardi/

Kezzi
02-05-2012, 08:26 PM
I probably said it before, but I will say it again. Your information finding skills are amazing! :worship:

In the article they say Arnaud is 33, is 34 the age where you are getting younger again every year? :lol:
I still love that picture from DC, for me that was the match I will remember the most in my years as a fan of Arnaud. :hearts:

Via
02-05-2012, 11:44 PM
I probably said it before, but I will say it again. Your information finding skills are amazing! :worship:

In the article they say Arnaud is 33, is 34 the age where you are getting younger again every year? :lol:
I still love that picture from DC, for me that was the match I will remember the most in my years as a fan of Arnaud. :hearts:

i have to second that!

soulage when arno has retired, you must run a course on 'how to dig up stuff on the internet'

and yes i find it incredible too, barely two weeks after he abandoned the doubles in melbourne, he's fit enough to be playing again competitively. something is not right :aplot:

soulage
02-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Last message on facebook today stresses that he will need time to recover his speed and tonicity. Then he tells us He will eat crabs tonight :lol:



Another internet found http://www.letelegramme.com/sports/tennis/quimper-29-arnaud-clement-se-sent-pret-pour-le-tournoi-de-tennis-06-02-2012-1592296.php?utm_source=rss_telegramme&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss&xtor=RSS-24

The link for the video report on Arno
http://videos.letelegramme.com/player.php?sig=8aae5b78795s

He loves the surface but has a lot of doubts about his injury and his level of play. Julien JeanPierre is with him ;) He's cute in that and looks happy to be there. Tell if the video doesn't work abroad.



The twitter of the tournament gives the link for another video where we see he's not moving so well

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Kezzi
02-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the article and video! It works fine for me. :)
Not that I can understand any of it. :lol:

And I agree with Via, when it gets really quiet in here I want to sign up for that course too. :p

soulage
02-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the article and video! It works fine for me. :)
Not that I can understand any of it. :lol:

And I agree with Via, when it gets really quiet in here I want to sign up for that course too. :p
A french course ?

Arno will do a signature session in a supermarket :lol: at 2 pm tomorrow He'll play at 6 pm so not the best way to be focus. He will surely no stay longer in Quimper but he will have do a lot of medias for the tournaments promotion.

Kezzi
02-07-2012, 07:30 PM
A french course ?

Arno will do a signature session in a supermarket :lol: at 2 pm tomorrow He'll play at 6 pm so not the best way to be focus. He will surely no stay longer in Quimper but he will have do a lot of medias for the tournaments promotion.
Yes, I've started a course. No, I still can't understand your language. ;)
I've started at a beginners level, we've recently learned the passé compose. :p And when we have listening exercises, I only really understand what they say when I can read along in the textbook. :lol:

Why in a supermarket? :confused: :lol:
Should be weird for him and the customers, a tennis superstar in between groceries. :p

soulage
02-07-2012, 08:10 PM
Good luck cos conjugation of verbs is really tough. French is really a rich language but hard to learn :angel:

The signature session is in the mall of the city surely because it's a big and animated place. The announce http://www.c-cornouaille.com/actualite/6008/arnaud-clement-dans-votre-centre

soulage
02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
They lost in doubles after a long match. Arno makes the cut for Cherbourg no need of WC. Important news Arno is the king of the creps :lol:

soulage
02-08-2012, 07:09 PM
We even get the video of the creps party :lol:

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Arno wins in two sets 61/64 against the spaniard. I watch his ATP profile and the guy only won one match since september :eek: It was a good way to win his first match of the season for Arno. More tough tomorrow against Donskoy at 6 pm.

Fat Camel
02-08-2012, 07:13 PM
Great, first win finally!!

I don't remember last time I saw Arnaud so shaved:lol:

soulage
02-09-2012, 09:40 AM
Arno is playing with a Prince in Quimper :confused: He was still with his Head in australia. first time I see him with a Prince.

http://www.opendequimper.com/wp-content/themes/openquimper/scripts/timthumb.php?src=http://www.opendequimper.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DSC_0291_modifi%C3%A9-1.jpg&h=292&w=555&zc=1

Another video :eek: http://www.ouest-france.fr/actu/actualite-video_-Open-de-Quimper.-La-reaction-video-d-Arnaud-Clement-_44096-2042499------29232-aud_actu.Htm

Fat Camel
02-09-2012, 08:16 PM
6:3 3:6 6:7(4) :( Again this damn tie-break...He saved two bp, having 15-50 at 5-5, but it didn't turn the match over..

soulage
02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
The number of tie-break he lost last 3 years is really amazing but in a way it's just logical.

The surface was good for his game but it was not enough. It's not good for the confidence :sad: but it can be interesting what he can do in the next weeks with more training.

He's still in Bergamo list for next week let's see if he'll go there. No news about WC in Marseille but PHM also request one and two WC for 30 years old guys is too much imo :lol: He entered the Marseille doubles with Dlouhy who have a strange schedule tbh :eek:

Well a lot of news and video this week :D but just one win.

Via
02-09-2012, 10:35 PM
The number of tie-break he lost last 3 years is really amazing but in a way it's just logical.

The surface was good for his game but it was not enough. It's not good for the confidence :sad: but it can be interesting what he can do in the next weeks with more training.

He's still in Bergamo list for next week let's see if he'll go there. No news about WC in Marseille but PHM also request one and two WC for 30 years old guys is too much imo :lol: He entered the Marseille doubles with Dlouhy who have a strange schedule tbh :eek:

Well a lot of news and video this week :D but just one win.

aren't we used to it now? :awww:

clement-mania :tape:

soulage
02-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Of course we are used but we are still following :angel:

Donskoy served very well during last two sets very powerful so the vintage Arno :lol: didn't manage to win that :sad: Arno still miss the little plus to make the difference which is maybe the youth ?

Arno says he thinks he was better in the third but didn't take advantage of the nervosity of Donskoy and made some stupid errors. It was a good fight he didn't feel pain in his calf and was moving quite well after that long break. It's a pity to stop here but Quimper will stay the place of his first win of the season.

Arnaud Clément a perdu, ce soir lors du deuxième tour de l’Open de Quimper face à Evgeny Donskoy. Après avoir remporté le premier set, l’ancien numéro 10 mondial n’a pas pu aller plus loin.

« C’était un match solide des deux côtés, on n’a rien lâché, mais il est dommage de ne pas aller plus loin. Je pense que je suis au dessus sur le troisième set, mais je n’arrive pas à profiter de sa nervosité, explique Arnaud Clément. Je fais aussi quelques fautes bêtes, mais c’était un beau combat. Je n’ai pas souffert de ma blessure au mollet, et j’ai réussi à me déplacer plutôt bien après cette inactivité. J’ai fait de bonnes choses, donc c’est dommage de s’arrêter. En tout cas, Quimper restera comme ma première victoire de la saison. »

soulage
02-11-2012, 09:14 AM
Good news for Arno and Kezzi Caujolle said Arnaud gets the WC for Marseille :)

Kezzi
02-11-2012, 01:58 PM
I just heard Arnaud will play (from Boris, talked to him 5 min ago), but it's officially confirmed now :bounce:

Fat Camel
02-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Not bad draw again for Arnaud.
Heliovaara in 1st round.
Carreno-Busta near again :)

soulage
02-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Never saw Heliovaara play :confused: He's young he played DC last week-end well we'll see how Arno is feeling cos it's not a french tournament this time. Streaming is available.

Fat Camel
02-14-2012, 09:39 PM
3:6 6:4 6:4. :)
It was really nice to see Arnaud fightning back from 0-1 down in sets, we don't see it too often nowadays. He seemed confident and moved quite well, Heliovaara couldn't sometimes finish his attacks (he didn't expect old body to behave so nice today ;)). But the big problem remains closing the set and the match. This time he was lucky to close out the second set after facing a break-point, but in the third set Arnaud failed to do it from the first attempt (fortunately, he made two breaks before)! Of course it was only Heliovaara, but Arnaud can still win matches, can endure battle with younger opponent. We'll see what he can do tomorrow against Fischer after this difficult match.

And he finished today with an ace, also rare day!

Lesliem
02-14-2012, 09:49 PM
It was not a good match from both players. In the first it was poor from Arnaud with a lot of errors.
It was better in the last 2 sets with some really beautiful points, he moved well but the return was not very effective today and his opponent served aces in the key moments. Arno served quite well except the DF at 5/2 in the 3rd...I don't think he will be tired by the match because in the first two sets there were more faults than exchanges between the players. But a win is a win :) and maybe it could give him some confidence, Arnaud's first rounds are always complicated :p


He must play really better if he wants to get a chance against Fischer. He play again tomorow 5H30 PM

soulage
02-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Well my opinion will be more harsh than yours ;) Is he comes in Bergamo for training sessions ? Very strange match imo :eek:. At the begining He was trying to play a very aggressive game with short exchanges which lead him doing many EU. He was not moving very well in defense and was slower than usual. It's as if he had plan to test things maybe because of injury ? Well Bergamo is not so far from Geneva so why not come :lol: then it was really a strange match from Arno not only bad but as if he got something wrong don't know if it was mentally or physically :confused: Then He tried more in second and third set but bad match overall. Heliovaara made tons of UE at crucial points.

Tomorrow Arno will need better shape or better mood as i never saw him happy after a good point today. Then I don't find he was moving well like you he was very cautious imo

A pic of Arno before the match https://twitter.com/#!/MarcoCaldara/status/169490842988453888/photo/1 What's wrong guy ?

Fat Camel
02-14-2012, 09:51 PM
It was not a good match from both players. In the first it was poor from Arnaud with a lot of errors.
It was better in the last 2 sets, he moved well but the return was not very effective today and his opponent served aces in the key moments. Arno served quite well except the DF at 5/2 in the 3rd...I don't think he will be tired by the match because in the first two sets there were more faults than exchanges between the players. But a win is a win :) and maybe it could give him some confidence, Arnaud's first rounds are always complicated :p


He must play really better if he wants to get a chance against Fischer. He play again tomorow 5H30 PM

I still think it was a nice match from Arnaud after an injury not in France :wavey:. he started slow, yes, but was quite good later. Fischer is beatable.

Lesliem
02-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Well my opinion will be more harsh than yours ;) Is he comes in Bergamo for training sessions ? Very strange match imo :eek:. At the begining He was trying to play a very aggressive game with short exchanges which lead him doing many EU. He was not moving very well in defense and was slower than usual. It's as if he had plan to test things maybe because of injury ? Well Bergamo is not so far from Geneva so why not come :lol: then it was really a strange match from Arno not only bad but as if he got something wrong don't know if it was mentally or physically :confused: Then He tried more in second and third set but bad match overall. Heliovaara made tons of UE at crucial points.

Tomorrow Arno will need better shape or better mood as i never saw him happy after a good point today. Then I don't find he was moving well like you he was very cautious imo

A pic of Arno before the match https://twitter.com/#!/MarcoCaldara/status/169490842988453888/photo/1 What's wrong guy ?
I agree with you he seemed not motivated, not at ease, not happy to play late (?). We'll see tomorrow if it will be different.

I think it was not so bad in some areas if we forget the 1st set but very irregular, there were some good points among a lot of errors. In the 3rd set he was able to run fastly to catch some difficult balls at the net for instance even when he was very far but he has probably always a fear about his calf or pain.

Fat Camel
02-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Well my opinion will be more harsh than yours ;) Is he comes in Bergamo for training sessions ? Very strange match imo :eek:. At the begining He was trying to play a very aggressive game with short exchanges which lead him doing many EU. He was not moving very well in defense and was slower than usual. It's as if he had plan to test things maybe because of injury ? Well Bergamo is not so far from Geneva so why not come :lol: then it was really a strange match from Arno not only bad but as if he got something wrong don't know if it was mentally or physically :confused: Then He tried more in second and third set but bad match overall. Heliovaara made tons of UE at crucial points.

Tomorrow Arno will need better shape or better mood as i never saw him happy after a good point today. Then I don't find he was moving well like you he was very cautious imo

A pic of Arno before the match https://twitter.com/#!/MarcoCaldara/status/169490842988453888/photo/1 What's wrong guy ?

Sounds like we watched different games. Maybe it's because I had low expectations and was too happy with this win, so didn't notice all these troubles :rolleyes:. Heliovaara made a lot of stupid mistakes, but sometimes it was Arnaud who forced them with good defence!

Kezzi
02-14-2012, 10:15 PM
I didn't see it, but I think Fat Camel watches Arnaud with my eyes. Too happy with a win and blind when it comes to Arnaud's bad shape :lol:

soulage
02-14-2012, 10:28 PM
Sounds like we watched different games. Maybe it's because I had low expectations and was too happy with this win, so didn't notice all these troubles :rolleyes:. Heliovaara made a lot of stupid mistakes, but sometimes it was Arnaud who forced them with good defence!
Well there was his level I'm OK he did some good things but I was more in troubles with his behaviour who was far away from hapiness :sad: and big motivation When he hits this great overhead to get BP in the third he went back to his baseline as if it was fault :confused: Well bad day can happen hope he's fine for next day more fight and more pleasure on court.

Lesliem
02-14-2012, 11:07 PM
Arnaud on facebook “ Match plutôt compliqué ce soir ou j'ai mis du temps à entrer dans la partie sans jamais vraiment trouver mon rythme. Je n'avais pas pu m'entrainer sur le court depuis mon arrivée ici donc gros manque de repères. On va dire que l'essentiel, c'est d'être au deuxième tour.
J'espère maintenant que mon niveau de jeu va s'élever au fil des matchs ! ”

He says it was a complicated match, he never really found his rythm.. He explains he did not train at all in Bergamo before the match ! The essential is to be in 2nd round & he hopes his level will be better for next match.
So Soulage you were not far from the truth for the training session (lol).

Via
02-14-2012, 11:23 PM
i think you're all amazing, to follow a streamed match in its entirety :worship: arno fans are the winners :yeah:

(how good is streaming these days? it used to be a tiny screen of 300 pixels, blurry and you can't see the ball :lol:)

Lesliem
02-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Win in 3 sets against Fischer :D

It was a better match than yesterday for sure. He was a bit passive but his level was good in the 3rd, irregular in the 2nd. The 1st set was quite good from him, he was in the match since the first game. He read the service of his opponent easily and his own serve was pretty good. Fisher was able to be really agressive but he made also many faults. In the 3rd Arnaud deserved the win, no breaks points to save in it.

He in 1/4, some confidence to take from these wins to be ready for Marseille ;)

soulage
02-15-2012, 08:09 PM
I just saw the first set and indeed a bit better than yesterday but not great. Still good to win then in quarter a good server so not easy.

About yesterday you can read and use google to translate the blog of Heliovaara about yesterday match or Bergamo http://harriheliovaara.fi/blogi/ It seems according his blog and the tweet of others players than it's not easy to train in Bergamo. According this http://tennis.it/challenger-bergamo-galleria-fotografica/ Arno is even arrived only few hours before his match yesterday :drive: It really explain his behaviour yesterday at the start of the match.

Lesliem
02-15-2012, 08:24 PM
I just saw the first set and indeed a bit better than yesterday but not great. Still good to win then in quarter a good server so not easy.

About yesterday you can read and use google to translate the blog of Heliovaara about yesterday match or Bergamo http://harriheliovaara.fi/blogi/ It seems according his blog and the tweet of others players than it's not easy to train in Bergamo. According this http://tennis.it/challenger-bergamo-galleria-fotografica/ Arno is even arrived only few hours before his match yesterday :drive: It really explain his behaviour yesterday at the start of the match.

He explained on facebook after his 1st round that he could not train before the match (I posted it page 2 ;)). A pity you did not see the 3rd set today it was really better from Arnaud, not incredible but some good points from the baseline.

soulage
02-15-2012, 09:17 PM
Yes I saw his message and just to add that it's also a problem for other players tehre. Then if he arrived few hours before the match that was short.

Sylvain post the reaction of arno for tonight. He says it was better than yesterday in the game and in the move but not perfect he thinks he's on the good road :angel:. Let's hope he will find a court to train tomorrow :lol:

Lesliem
02-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Arnaud is in semi :worship:

Solid win in 2 sets 6/4, 6/2. He was very focused, more motivated than during the 2 first rounds, he made few errors & it was good at the net. His opponent served well in the 1st set but was bad to save the break balls contrary to Arno and in the 2nd set Arnaud was reading Kravchuk's serve easily. Arnaud won mentally and tactically today.

So another russian tomorrow and some points to improve his ranking :)

Kezzi
02-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Arnaud is in semis, he won 6-4, 6-2. :D I didn't see anything, so no report, but te scoreline doesnt look too bad imo. I will be in Marseille before him. :lol:

soulage
02-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Somebody found the brain of Kravchuk because it seems he's playing without it :lol: Not a very clever player at 64 31 he understand he has to be agressiv on Arno's serve but then he didn't stop his error fest so he lost to a clever Arno.

I think Arno's serve was less powerful than in his previous match which goes well with an elbow pain. He was giving more effect but less power. OK with lesliem Arno was motivated today :) and enough clever to do win that match. Well still not great but for the moment it's enough :angel: Next opponent is much better.

soulage
02-18-2012, 07:18 PM
Match just ended 26/57 I only saw last games and Kudry was on fire hitting hard the ball and everything was in the court. Arno was chasing the ball all around the court :lol: :sad: I look at the stats and Kudry wad the king on his serve. Arno was clearly overpowered today at least from what i saw. Well it was an interesting week he's far away to be at his best but he improves :)

Bad luck in Marseille he'll play Nico Mahut and don't need to recall the h2h that's awful for Arno :help:. Nico is playing well those days and Arno is still struggling but it's tennis so everything is open ;). Kezzi will see both in a same match that's the good news :angel: Arno is also in double draw with Dlouhy who has a poor year for the moment :eek: let's hope some luck for them.

Lesliem
02-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Loss 6/2-7/5 :(

Arnaud was dominated from beginning to end today. He was struggling on his own serve and had no solution on his opponent's serve making a lot of errors. The Russian played well, was physically better and made a lot of winning points because Arnaud was all the time far from the ball...It was too hard physically for him today, he was tired by his previous matches I guess.

You're right soulage we have the impression he had a problem with his serve too weak, so probably the shoulder or elbow again :sad: and just before Marseille so frustrating. But it's complicated for him now to play 2,3 matches in a row physically his body doesn't follow...

soulage
02-18-2012, 07:39 PM
You're right soulage we have the impression he had a problem with his serve too weak, so probably the shoulder or elbow again :sad: and just before Marseille so frustrating. But it's complicated for him now to play 2,3 matches in a row physically his body doesn't follow...
For his two first match Arno was serving quite well not yesterday but the guy was brainless :lol: I mean he has not enough power and Kudry makes fun with that today. Then he has never been very powerful and with don't see the speed with that poor streaming so we have to wait Marseille if the elbow is again in troubles or if it's just an impression. From the games I follow I found he's running quite well. Leg seems OK :)

For today he was beaten by a better player so he can't have regrets that's tennis. Let's hope body goes weel in his town. I hope Arno will give his impression even after a loss :angel: Sylvain pick up your phone please

soulage
02-19-2012, 12:03 PM
He gives his reaction for his facebook after that loss to sum up he says he started badly the match then Kudry played well. the second set was more close but he didn't manage to make the difference. He stays on the three wins and little more confidence to start the Open 13 with a lot of motivation.

On WLT a report says that he was still a good worker during the training http://www.welovetennis.fr/challenger/44899-bergame-pas-de-finale-pour-clement

Marine
02-19-2012, 02:31 PM
The informateur, the guy behind the banner (pic) is the same as the guy of the blog on Yahoo tennis. Simple hypothesis :lol:

Fat Camel
02-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Oh...Mahut again for 1st round. And again winner plays Tsonga.

Via
02-19-2012, 11:52 PM
he will need more than motivation for his hometown farewell!

soulage
02-20-2012, 10:43 AM
He will not act as if it was his farewell. He's coming to win matches :unsure: he refused to say it's his last one :confused: I mean Arno is not Santoro :lol:he is not doing a farewell season with production of goodbye when he leaves the court.

I'm sure he's thinking it's his last but try to be in the tournament like in the first one. An article in the local press http://www.laprovence.com/article/sports-region/clement-quinze-ans-de-passion it's not an interview just few sentences and his long love story with the Open 13 :angel:

soulage
02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
They are scheduled early afternoon tomorrow. Let's hope he will be in good shape and a bit more good than last week to have a chance to compete against Nico. Then good luck :)

Marine
02-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the article. I like the anecdot of him signing autographs in the station service on his way from belgium to Marseille.
I don't like when he says he would have prefered to win his first tournament in Marseille rather than in Lyon. It's stupid. The most important was to win at least one time in Marseille, we don't care if it was his first one or not.

soulage
02-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Good Bye Open 13 :sad: 36/46

I missed most of the first set but there were really the place to win today as I didn't find Nico at his best but Arno's game is too much up and down a big lack of consistency and maybe a bit of tension :scared: He did UE on the wrong moments and got bad games to be broken too much gifts. The forehand was not reliable when he needed it and put him under pression at some moments. Indeed the forehand and the serve was leaving him in the crucial moments of the match which goes well with a lack of wins and confidence :timebomb: Tennis is in the head and Arno was not relax today all this affected his game.

At the beginning of the second set Arno was the better player on court even had the break up *3-1 but he did a bad service game and at 3-2* had 2 others BP not converted. He was broken at 4-4 as you was feeling him under pression. Not a great match despite some good points He was not enough strong mentally or physically to catch the win which was not impossible today :sad:

I'm not choked he lost today at it was expected but on the match he can have regrets then well it's normal years after years his level goes down and he doesn't have that shot that can save him from bad period in a match like Ljubicic who can plays bad and still win with his serve. Not sure when we will see him again in a ATP tournament :confused: Go back to challengers and no streamed matches :o and let see where is his motivation.

Lesliem
02-21-2012, 03:03 PM
It was not a bad match from Arno, I even found he was the better player today especially in the 2nd set. Mahut's serve was not very good and Arnaud caused him some troubles on return. But he was too tensed in the key moments, unable to confirm his break and commited errors in the game on his own serve that he didn't commit on Mahut's serve. The commentator said it was a pretty good match and I agree with her, some good points beautiful passings and dropshots. Arno was so motivated compared to Nico, cruel loss but that's tennis.

I hope a good run in doubles :).

I think more and more it will be his last year on tour even if he's not ready. Do you think he could have a WC for Roland Garros ?

Marine
02-21-2012, 03:19 PM
I think more and more it will be his last year on tour even if he's not ready. Do you think he could have a WC for Roland Garros ?

I don't think so. Except maybe if he says officially to the organization it's really his last one.
Because its not official, so they don't have any reason to give him a WC if other frenchies deserve more than him. We can't say he has a chance to do something (RG never succeeded him and he didnt play well last past weeks in challengers..)

Lesliem
02-21-2012, 03:33 PM
I don't think so. Except maybe if he says officially to the organization it's really his last one.
Because its not official, so they don't have any reason to give him a WC if other frenchies deserve more than him. We can't say he has a chance to do something (RG never succeeded him and he didnt play well last past weeks in challengers..)

Yeah but it was the same last year and they give him one...and he won his 1st round !
I'm not optimistic I don't think he will have the WC this year but I have a little hope we don't know :)

soulage
02-21-2012, 06:55 PM
It was not a bad match from Arno, I even found he was the better player today especially in the 2nd set. Mahut's serve was not very good and Arnaud caused him some troubles on return. But he was too tensed in the key moments, unable to confirm his break and commited errors in the game on his own serve that he didn't commit on Mahut's serve. The commentator said it was a pretty good match and I agree with her, some good points beautiful passings and dropshots. Arno was so motivated compared to Nico, cruel loss but that's tennis.

I hope a good run in doubles :).

I think more and more it will be his last year on tour even if he's not ready. Do you think he could have a WC for Roland Garros ?
For me it was quite a boring match not a good one by Nico and I mean Arno even the one of those days can play better ;). Level was not high today the winners were canceled by the UE. Nico has his serve and his past wins to stay quiet so it has helped him for the win. Arno showed good things i'm ok that's why he can have regrets on this loss. The doubles on CC but at 10.30 am :eek: Dlouhy has bad results let's hope good vibrations for them tomorrow. For the WC in RG well I don't know we'll see in two months how the things are.

A french journalist writes on his twitter that Arno will go in Miami and Guadeloupe. So After Cherbourg it will be Miami qualies and Le Gosier.

soulage
02-21-2012, 09:57 PM
Arno is OK to say that his level could have been better today so he's frustrated not have shown his best current level in front of his relative. He doesn't feel people always ask him about his retirement :confused: are you sure about that guy ? :lol: He's still hoping to enjoy tennis and will do the analyse at the end of the year. From this audio http://www.open13.fr/interviews.html

A video should be here http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoxm98_reaction-d-arnaud-clement-apres-sa-defaite-contre-nicolas-mahut_sportundefined

Via
02-22-2012, 12:03 AM
i am not surprised by the match result, nico mahut is a step above the challenger players that he has the pleasure to play against in the last few weeks. i guess arno played decent already.

He's still hoping to enjoy tennis and will do the analyse at the end of the year.

end of the year? :eek: i wish him good luck.

soulage
02-22-2012, 05:13 PM
You know yesterday Nico was not better than Kudryatsev. Poor Nico he lost under 1 hour against Tsonga today :sad:

And yes Arno plans to go until the end of the year his slogan could be I'm not very good anymore but I'm in love with that sport so I continues until my body is dead :lol:

Arno and Lukas plays the seed 1 next round in doubles.

soulage
02-26-2012, 11:52 AM
He'll play the young Janowicz in first round of Cherbourg. Janowicz is SE as he's playing Wolfsburg final today. He's a good server so never easy to play indoor more tough first round that in Quimper and Bergamo. They should play tuesday or wednesday. Arno is not playing doubles.

If he lost early Arno should not be back before Miami qualies in 3 weeks. Long break is coming

soulage
02-28-2012, 10:36 AM
He plays in the evening today. The surface is quite slow so Arno will be broken :p I really think it's a tough first round and I don't put all my money on Arno.

The list for Le gosier is not out yet but on their website you can find some infos and pics from last year http://www.openguadeloupe.com/

Fat Camel
02-28-2012, 09:19 PM
This was really nervous. From the beginning of second set Arnaud had chances almost in every Janowicz's serve, wasting and wasting break-points (4 of 17!!:eek:). After he blew 4-4 0-40 lead in the third set, i was scared it could be over, but fortunately he won this game later and closed the match out to 0 4-6 6-3 6-4, which is rare for him lately. So big relief it was! :worship: But clearly Janowicz was tired after playing the final last week.

Fischer again now, won't be easy!

soulage
02-28-2012, 09:48 PM
The surface explains the BP but bad conversion by Arno. I was expecting a tough one it has been. He knows the game of Fisher now and he will need to serve very well but another not easy match for Arno.

Maybe the match ball will appear here http://www.youtube.com/user/challengerdecherbour

It is

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Lesliem
02-28-2012, 10:04 PM
I'm just happy he won the match, I was very pessimist and all these occasions wasted...it was not an easy 1st round after the very good week of Janowitz.

I think it could be easier for Arnaud against Fisher but it will obviously depend of the level of the 2 players. A day to rest that's a good point.

Fat Camel
03-01-2012, 03:37 PM
7-5 7-5 :)
Another quaterfinal! I followed only first set, Arnaud had problems at converting break-points at 6-5*, but broke from the 5th attempt (thank god no tb). Next set was breakfest and Arnaud served first, so he rebroke three times, nice mental effort. :worship:

Schoorel is not in a great form, played two difficult matches against Oswald and Sidorenko, so there is a nice chance tomorrow.

soulage
03-01-2012, 04:39 PM
The surface is slow so Schoorel loves that it's indoor but near clay court game. Tough match for me towards the surface. I think it's only his 3 tournament since his comeback from injury but I think Schoorel is the slight favorite then Arno is motivated this week and he will battle :) Good luck to him

today mp

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soulage
03-01-2012, 09:42 PM
Finally some words on facebook

Une bonne victoire aujourd'hui face à M. Fischer sur le score de 7/5 7/5. Du mieux en coup droit, et physiquement en bonne forme car le match a été très intense. Il me manque encore un peu de régularité au service, j'espère que de ce côté, cela sera mieux demain face à Schoorel.

He's more happy with his forehand and feel in a good shape but still get some problems with his serve.

Schoorel is impressive on serve since the start of the week Arno will need to make a very good match and serve very well.

In the article today he explains that it was a tough match with a lot of rallies so he was a bit exhausted at the end but realy to have win that match. http://www.saint-lo.maville.com/sport/detail_-Tennis-Arnaud-Clement-toujours-pret-au-combat_fil-2113314_actu.Htm and a video http://www.saint-lo.maville.com/sport/detail_-Challenger-de-Cherbourg-la-reaction-d-Arnaud-Clement-qualifie-en-quart-de-finale_fil-2113229_actu.Htm
Challenger de Cherbourg (jusqu'à dimanche). Le Français n'a rien lâché pour se débarrasser de l'Autrichien Martin Fischer, hier après-midi. Comme lors d'un premier tour très accroché lundi.
S'il y avait un prix de la combativité, nul doute qu'il serait attribué au Français Arnaud Clément. Et rien que pour ça, le public cherbourgeois lui est reconnaissant de livrer, dans ce Challenger 2012, des parties sans retenue. C'était encore le cas hier, face à l'Autrichien Martin Fisher (196 ATP), dans une partie qui a frôlé les deux heures de jeu. « C'était un beau combat, résumait en fin de match (victoire 7-5 ; 7-5) un Arnaud Clément heureux de poursuivre l'aventure cherbourgeoise. Difficile, on a beaucoup couru cet après-midi. »

L'ex 10e joueur mondial, finaliste de l'Open d'Australie en 2001, a encore montré hier qu'il fallait toujours compter sur lui malgré ses 34 ans. « Physiquement, aujourd'hui, c'était dur, mais je progresse depuis ma blessure de début d'année. Je me sens bien et je frappe de mieux en mieux. » Et il le fallait pour disposer en un peu moins de deux heures, après avoir déjà passé près de trois heures sur le court lundi, d'un Fisher lui aussi performant. « On a le même type de jeu et il était important pour moi de gagner le premier set. Parce que le niveau de jeu y était sans aucun doute supérieur. Avec moins de déchet. »

« Ici, j'ai mes habitudes »

Parce qu'au jeu des efforts payés cash, c'est le plus jeune des deux qui a finalement le plus souffert. « J'étais fatigué, mais j'ai senti à ses attitudes que lui aussi. Je sentais que même embarqué dans un 3e set, j'aurais été en bonne position. » Une victoire qui permet au vainqueur de l'édition 2009 de poursuivre son parcours cherbourgeois dans un tournoi « où je me sens bien. Ici, à Cherbourg, je commence à avoir mes habitudes. » Qualifié en quart de finale, le Français s'imagine aujourd'hui en outsider. « Bien sûr, je ne fais pas partie des favoris. Mais je progresse encore. »

Il le faudra dès aujourd'hui. Pour affronter le gros serveur le Néerlandais Schoorel, retombé en quelques mois de la 94e à la 136e place mondiale, suite à une blessure à l'épaule. « Il tape bien du fond de court. Et il me faudra élever mon niveau de jeu. Mais je sais que je suis capable de le faire. » Un beau combat en perspective que le public de Chantereyne attend, lui qui est toujours nombreux à soutenir la tête de série n° 7 de l'édition 2012.

Via
03-02-2012, 12:00 PM
good luck arno, hope you'll go one better here :)

soulage
03-02-2012, 05:44 PM
57/36
I had the feeling that Schoorel would be the winner especially with that surface and after Arno already got 2 tough matches. I don't think it's a bad loss for Arno 2012 version :angel: just a pity this year he can't win a match where he's the underdog :sad: Well he's still around 150# the matches he won doesn't give him many points. Now 2 weeks to prepare Miami qualies and hope to make the cut for Le Gosier two nice places to go :umbrella:

Then the clay season will surely not be a fest :lol: About The RG WC I was checking who is out of top 100 at that time
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=27.02.2012&r=0&c=FRA# and well if none of that guys crack the top 100 before the RG cut it won't be easy to give that WC :eek: A lot of names for few WC

Lesliem
03-02-2012, 06:04 PM
I thought he was already in the draw for the Challenger in Guadeloupe ! He will get a WC if it's not the case for sure...

Arnaud makes the promotion of the tournament and announces he will be there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCLMKLPnWoo&feature=youtu.be&a

soulage
03-02-2012, 06:42 PM
The cut for Le Gosier will be monday ;) It looks that many guys wants to play it. I assume the WC has already been given to Ouanna, Mina and Olivetti :confused: http://www.openguadeloupe.com/joueurs.php But as you said he's announced and hopefully he should be ranked enough high for the DE.

They have posted the video of the last game of the match and Arno not happy with one call.

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Fat Camel
03-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Arnaud on facebook:
“ Çà n'a pas été un mauvais match de ma part, peut-être même le meilleur de la semaine paradoxalement. Mon adversaire du jour a été plus fort, tout simplement.
Une petite semaine de repos puis cap sur Miami ! A bientôt. ”

He says that wasn't a bad match, even his best this week! Just Schoorel was stronger.
One week off then Miami!

Via
03-05-2012, 06:47 AM
you know what, i really am not familiar with the challenger tour. we don't hear much of that in our down under land, even though there are actually some challenger tournaments here.

then i take a look at the atp challenger page, i saw you could run one for as low as $35,000 prize money... i thought, maybe i could afford that. i could set up a Via's tournament, get everyone to work for free (volunteers), try not to pay any appearance money, then players like arno would be happy to come!!!!! whoa..........

anyone for that idea? got a spare $35,000 to spend? :p

soulage
03-06-2012, 09:57 AM
:worship::lol: Great idea and where it will take place ? Even if the money I don't think ITF would allowed this :sad:

Kezzi
03-06-2012, 11:27 AM
:worship::lol: Great idea and where it will take place ? Even if the money I don't think ITF would allowed this :sad:
Why not? Just buy the license from another place like the Djokovic family did. :lol:
As long as you bring the money there should be no problem at all imo. :p

soulage
03-06-2012, 07:03 PM
But we don't have the money anyway :lol:

As expected the cut for Le Gosier is high and Arno only 7#ALT but we can expect some withdrawals from players still in Miami. Then I don't see him playing qualies there so let's hope he will enter the draw.

About his new racket it's a Prince Exo 100 if you like the technicals details more info there http://www.ubitennis.com/sport/tennis/2012/03/06/676832-bergamo_torneo_alta_tensione.shtml

Via
03-06-2012, 11:40 PM
$35000 is just a small sum... many people have a higher yearly salary than that (though you'll have to save it, not spend it) if you don't have it, you can still borrow that money, like buying a new car. come on gals, we have to buy a tournament so that we can give arno all the wild cards that he needs :lol:

it really hits home how the lower tier is so much lesser than the top tier in tennis. a 100 ranking places difference means you're working for peanuts. even with that little outlay, you don't see towns and cities fighting to host a challenger, it is not going to make money from the average fan. :sad:

Kezzi
03-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Even the numbers 50-100 don't earn that much according to Stakhovsky, so I don't want to imagine what it's like for the challenger level. :eek:

soulage
03-19-2012, 11:15 AM
Back on courts. Arno draws Andreev in Miami qualies this one seems to have found a bit of form lately with a final yesterday in Dallas and Arno never one a set against him. Well not easy but it was expected and Miami surface suits more to Andreev. Because of Andreev final yesterday they are scheduled last match. I think i will see the result tomorrow morning and we never know Igor might be tired.

Via
03-20-2012, 12:53 AM
well arno has got one set now, but it's still some way to go cos he's lost the first in a tie-break. (i'm only following the scores)

don't know who'll tire first lol

edit: well well it's 6-7 6-4 6-2 :cheerleader: andreev went down quickly in the 3rd.

soulage
03-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Finally Igo get tired. Just read the report of the match by Filo and Fat Camel and first set was a disaster Arno had the set many times in his hands but still lost the tie-break :help: then Arno is a great fighter :angel: and manage to win in three :)

Today it's Arno who can be tired mentally by that match and Capdeville loves Miami as all the chilians. The crowd will be against Arno and he will have to do a good match to qualify. Again last match on court 3

soulage
03-20-2012, 06:22 PM
He's very happy about his match yesterday even if missed opportunities in set one :lol: Really ? :lol: He'w awaiting to see how he will recover about that long and intense match.

Capdeville is tricky for sure.

Fat Camel
03-20-2012, 06:27 PM
He lost to Capdeville in 2006 in the other side of America in Los Angeles in 3 sets!
Pity Arnaud lost this first set, could be much easier to recover.
Hope he qualifies, any good match proves to RG organizers that this guy deserves WC :)

soulage
03-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Already broken but he broke back immediately. It will be tough :sad: Let's see if he can fight as yesterday

And now broken when he served for the set at 5-3 and got two set points at 40-30 and Ad. He can't close when he leads :sad: He break to close it 7-5. that's tough but he's 3/3 on BP so it's the good point of that first set but already one hour of play. How feel the old body.

Fat Camel
03-20-2012, 09:56 PM
Arnaud couldn't serve for the set having two sp, but broke to win the set 7-5!

Fat Camel
03-20-2012, 10:27 PM
He made it!!! :)
So great, MD not in the french tournament or not by WC!

Lesliem
03-20-2012, 10:28 PM
A win 7/5 - 6/1 Arnaud in fire ! And he's in a masters series main draw, so happy !

soulage
03-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Big games at 2-1 in the second set he needed 3 BP than he cruised to close the match 75 61 :worship:

According stats he doesn't play as good as yesterday he won more points behind second serves :lol: Well he felt surely stressed by the opportunity to make the MD. It's his fist Master MD since Bercy 2010

Via
03-20-2012, 11:30 PM
one day he couldn't win a match at challengers, now he's playing a masters tournament :worship:

i just hope that nothing is hurting him, then form and confidence can rebuild slowly.

Filo V.
03-21-2012, 03:02 AM
Arno drew Dudi Sela in R1. He plays first up on court six at 3:00 PM EST. Sela retired from his last match in Dallas and has been bothered with a leg injury, so this should be a really good opportunity for Arno to win here, if he isn't tired. Sela plays a lot like Arno, he relies on speed and counter-punching a lot to win. Hopefully Arnaud can get the victory! He's earned this chance after battling through the qualifications :)

soulage
03-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Arno says he still has the Andreev match in the legs and needed to recover so pity he plays today it won't be easy for him. Arno is happy that what he worked past weeks works in competition and takes pleasure.

A video on youtube it's at the begining of the match when he breaks back. I love when Capdeville made a Df and Arno ask for the towel so useless :lol:

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Via
03-21-2012, 01:05 PM
going back a few posts :)


Today it's Arno who can be tired mentally by that match and Capdeville loves Miami as all the chilians. The crowd will be against Arno and he will have to do a good match to qualify. Again last match on court 3

how do you know all this? just by following tennis? :worship: i usually think you're so good with french/european tennis but it seems your knowledge goes much further :worship:

actually i had once watched marcelo rios on an outside court in miami, i didn't really think he got that much support lol

Arno says he still has the Andreev match in the legs and needed to recover so pity he plays today it won't be easy for him. Arno is happy that what he worked past weeks works in competition and takes pleasure.

A video on youtube it's at the begining of the match when he breaks back. I love when Capdeville made a Df and Arno ask for the towel so useless :lol:


:lol: because he was standing there for too long? i've known for a long time that his rituals bear no relation to actual needs, thanks for the proof :devil:

soulage
03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Yesterday the court was too small for having a huge crowd and that's was only a qualifying match I was too much about this :spit: Well for me Miami is a nice place for south american players :scratch: Gonzo decided to retire there because of this. Miami sounds a bit as a south american place.

About the tournament it seems that it is not as good in terms of training conditions as IW but players find more to do in Miami than in the desert where they can only do Golf :lol:

Fat Camel
03-21-2012, 09:52 PM
He made it!! :worship: 6-3 6-3!
So happy right now! Saved all the break-points! (6) :eek:

soulage
03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
What a poor serve stat in second set 37%. I don't know how he manage to hold all the match but he did it. First Atp win since Metz :) and first MS win since Paris 10 :worship:

One day off before Raonic :bolt: And coverage starts only satuday so no streaming friday :mad:

Fats post on facebook Arno is more than happy il a kiffé :lol: and feels good physically.

Kezzi
03-21-2012, 10:49 PM
Yay! I'm so happy for him! :cheerleader: :bounce: :D

Marine
03-22-2012, 12:31 AM
Fats post on facebook Arno is more than happy il a kiffé .

Tu m'étonnes ! :lol:

After so many poor challengers, he's in one of the most attractive tournaments of the year !
It's a dream !
(and he has dream draw !)

Via
03-22-2012, 12:49 AM
:eek: wow he marches on! looks easy too!! this guy is seriously making a comeback!!! lol

soulage
03-22-2012, 09:13 AM
Few words in l'equipe today he's so happy. He's playing a level he didn't play since a long time. he worked a lot on his forehand he trains a lot make a lot of treatment as there 95% it's his last year he did everything in a square way. He wants to play in an agressiv way since this pep with forget in USO when he was lost. He's not worried about his future he's poud about what he did

Fat Camel
03-23-2012, 10:27 PM
6-7 2-6 :(
Arnaud fought hard! Raonic was serving for the set, but Clement broke him to love! :worship: Then was very competitive tie-break, Arnaud saved sp on Raonic's serve, but unfortunately that wasn't enough.

In the second set Raonic started serving better, and maybe Arnaud got a bit tired after this amazing week. He's back! :worship: Hope not for one tournament, like it happened with him before.

Reminded me a bit match vs Isner in Newport.

Via
03-23-2012, 11:27 PM
it has been a good week.

please post any news of his clay plans :D

soulage
03-24-2012, 09:32 AM
I'm surprised he lost a close tie-break :lol: Well good week thats what he said on his facebook :) He's flying to Le Gosier now let' see the draw but if he can keep this level why not :angel:

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 02:27 AM
Qualifier in the first round of Le Gosier. But unfortunately he'll likely have to play his nemesis ERV in R2 :( Hopefully his confidence from Miami can change the history from their previous matches :lol:

The draw isn't too bad, what's most important is Arno feels good in his tennis again. If his body continues holding up, then he should continue winning matches.

Fat Camel
03-26-2012, 09:02 AM
Raonic withdrew from Murray's match, why couldn't he do it earlier?

soulage
03-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Raonic withdrew from Murray's match, why couldn't he do it earlier?
It's not fun for Raonic who was surely excited to play Murray

Interview in the local press I think you can use google translate. Arno sounds motivated

Arnaud Clément, 153e mondial. « Je recherche la notion de plaisir »
http://www.guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr/images/2012/03/26/de5bf612fe5cc5c7c0a98552b97f9fe2.jpg

Le Français avait connu un premier Orange Open Guadeloupe mitigé. En 2012, pour cette deuxième édition qui commence demain, à Bas-du-Fort, il revient pour s'éclater. Et gagner!

Dans quel état d'esprit revenez-vous au Gosier ?
INTERVIEW. Je suis content. C'était prévu depuis longtemps. Je voulais revenir. J'ai plus de confiance que l'an dernier. Ce n'était pas ça en simple donc j'espère que je jouerai plus de matches cette semaine. Il y a du beau monde dans le tableau donc le tirage au sort sera important.
Vous parlez de confiance. Votre bon Masters 1000 de Miami entre-t-il en compte ?
Oui, je suis content de mon tournoi. Je perds au deuxième tour contre le Canadien Milos Raonic mais je ne fais pas un mauvais match. Et les trois précédents étaient bons. Que ce soit contre Andreev, que je n'avais jamais battu, et Capdeville en qualifications. Ou Sela au premier tour. Je suis donc très heureux de mon niveau.
Comment vous sentez-vous depuis votre finale en double ici l'an dernier ?
Ce n'était pas très bon sur terre battue. Et bien meilleur en septembre. J'ai atteint la finale de deux Challengers. Mais je n'ai pas été au niveau d'aujourd'hui depuis un bon moment. Malheureusement, ça ne garantit rien car il y d'autres joueurs qui sont là.
Vous faites votre dernière année...
(Il coupe) Je n'ai jamais annoncé ma retraite. Rien n'est définitif, même si c'est très probable que j'arrête à la fin de l'année.
Est-ce aussi motivant de jouer un Challenger ?
Je fais davantage ces tournois que des Masters 1000 depuis un an. Si je fais un bon match, où que ce soit, je suis content. D'ailleurs, je préfère venir faire un bon tournoi en France que faire Miami, même si c'est toujours plaisant de jouer ce type de compétition.
C'est-à-dire ?
Je suis toujours super bien accueilli en France. Les Challengers sont bien organisés. J'évite d'ailleurs d'en faire à l'étranger. Je recherche la notion de plaisir. Je veux profiter au maximum.
On parle de vous pour prendre la tête de l'équipe de France de Coupe Davis.
C'est beaucoup trop tôt. On est au mois de mars et les gars disputent leur quart de finale contre les États-Unis dans deux semaines. Que la presse parle de moi, ça ne me fait ni chaud ni froid. Ce sont les joueurs qui vont se concerter pour décider. Eux sont légitimes. Et si je sors, je serai très heureux.

Fat Camel
03-26-2012, 04:10 PM
Yes, i know, no bitterness from me to Raonic.

Marine
03-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Thanks soulage.
One thing is sure, Arnaud doesn't share seb's love for Miami ! He won't never go living there ! lol
But personly, I'm not sure to agree with him. Ok, I'm not a player, I can't compare, but it doesn't seem very fun to play challengers. It must be most interesting to play a big tournament, against good players.
But it's good like that, if he didn't like playing little tournaments, he would have stoped for a while !
He's happy to play everywhere in france.

Kezzi
03-26-2012, 10:38 PM
I can't compare as a player, but I can compare as a visitor and I do believe him when he thinks challengers are fun.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and the matches are mostly competitive from the start. Not like the big tournaments where you can sort of predict the outcome in first rounds (apart from the surprises of course).
For me challengers are always fun, I've never had a bad time there. Only remark I can make is that there's not enough "off-court entertainment", but I also feel that way over Bercy and Marseille, so that has nothing to do with big tournaments. :lol:
I think players like Arnaud can genuinely like to play challengers because of the atmosphere. And the visitors are usually more behaved, cause people come for the tennis. Not like in Rotterdam where everyone wants to see Fed and they think Stakhovsky is either Soderling or Kohlschreiber and someone even asked me if they were supposed to know Gilles Simon based on his achievements the year after DC final. :facepalm:
I can imagine that it's not fun if you are early in your career you want to get out of challengers asap, but in Arnaud's position and knowing how much he loves to play I can definitely imagine that he likes challengers.:)

soulage
03-27-2012, 10:06 AM
He would not have say this few years ago now he prefers to be in a good place or in France.

He picks Dan Evans for his first round not so easy. Evans made improvements this year he beats Dancevic took a set to GGL. The match is scheduled late in the evening so it can be tricky. Arno will also play double with Dlouhy.

Via
03-28-2012, 02:20 AM
i've just discovered that the atp/wta live scores app provides same info for challengers. now it's so easy to keep up! don't know why though, the arno/evans match does not have a score and it must be too late for a match to start now.

soulage
03-28-2012, 08:51 AM
46/46 :sad: The match must have started after 10 pm with the long matches before according the scoreboard

Arno was so happy to come in Le Gosier more than in Miami but fall again in round 1 :sad:. Dan Evan write on his twitter that it was great evening of tennis and good fun and his coach write Its good to see @Evo151216 got the win against A Clément in Guadaloupe ☺ 64 64 first R great level great experience . A bit more every day☺ and Ifound on facebook that there were not many faults during set 2 so it seems Evens played good tennis. Not fun for Arno who was motivated but not enough game for the win. Now he will have to leave the paradise :umbrella: to come back in Paris unless they made good run in doubles but it's even more unpredictable

Anyway he can't play two good tournaments in a row :tears:

please post any news of his clay plans :D
Wait the grass :lol: unfortunately he surely the opportunity to make the cut for Wimbledon. He was hoping to play MC qualies but he's only 11 ALT so no idea when he will play first on clay. And for RG WC or not :scratch:

Filo V.
03-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Really disappointing result, because if he had a big result here, he would have put himself in an extremely good position and been close to assuring a spot in Wimbledon and he would be near the top 100. In any case, if he can get some good results on grass before Wimbledon, there is a decent shot he'll get a WC for his previous results there. What makes me sad is he sounded so energized and motivated from Miami and in a few days he loses R1, it's like all his hopes were deflated :sad:

Hopefully he doesn't allow this loss to impact him much and he can continue playing decent tennis.........on the grass at least :lol:

If Benoit and Adrian can get into the top 100 by the RG cutoff, I don't see any way Arno doesn't get a WC into the French :shrug:

soulage
03-28-2012, 05:18 PM
What makes me sad is he sounded so energized and motivated from Miami and in a few days he loses R1, it's like all his hopes were deflated :sad:
The same He was so happy about his level and always wants to do well in french tournament and he gets a bad loss :sad:

Hopefully he doesn't allow this loss to impact him much and he can continue playing decent tennis.........on the grass at least :lol:
Yes but we have clay now :bolt:

If Benoit and Adrian can get into the top 100 by the RG cutoff, I don't see any way Arno doesn't get a WC into the French :shrug:
For Benoit I'm pretty sure it will be OK Adrian needs a good run before the 16 of april. Arno got one last year and we know that if they give him a WC this year it's more for his name and last RG

There is a maximum of 6 WC for french guys. I think Paulo will not used his PR and have the WC that's sure the question is only about the fact he uses or not his PR not about the WC indeed.
Then guys who would need a WC Mannarino = I'm giving him one, Prodon = FFT don't care about him I think, Robert = well for Berdych win last year ?, Serra = yes he's training at FFT and need one, Rufin = of course he gets one, DeSchepper = average year for the moment, Gicquel = maybe his last RG a WC as a gift :confused:, Gensse = now trains at FFT and clay player qualifies last year, Texeira Ouanna Olivetti and many others.

I think we have to wait a bit to see how the clay season is if some guys do well but as usual not easy to tell who deserve a WC

soulage
03-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Video with some extract of the match by FFT http://www.fft.fr/actualites/tennis-media/les-videos/open-orange-de-guadeloupe-serra-et-clement-la-trappe and it seems that indeed Evans made a great match at the end at the net Arno says to him good match. Young guys are motivated by beating Arno like Schoorel who did his best match in Cherbourg against Arno. They don't respect old people :lol:

Well bad luck for Arno.

Kezzi
03-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Good for Schoorel that he's so tall, I can't reach his face to slap him for not respecting my dear Arnaud. :lol: No, I'm joking. :p
I can imagine they are motivated. I hope for Arnaud that he will get his level from Miami back and has some luck with the wildcards. :)

soulage
03-29-2012, 01:59 PM
They won in doubles against Duclos and Pospisil while Pospisil retired early in single due to fatigue :spit: Sometimes the rules are strange. Next round more tough but more days in Guadeloupe to make tourisme and petanque :)

According l'equipe Julien Jeanpierre will be again the sparring of Azarenka for clay season from 2 to 20 april in monte carlo. Maybe Arno will spend some days there to train :p well I think he will rather train in RG and Geneva with the others guys who help him than with Azarenka :lol:

Filo V.
03-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Yes but we have clay now :bolt:Yeah, I intentionally didn't bring it up :lol:

But hopefully he can surprise us all and perform well on the red stuff :angel:


For Benoit I'm pretty sure it will be OK Adrian needs a good run before the 16 of april. Arno got one last year and we know that if they give him a WC this year it's more for his name and last RG

There is a maximum of 6 WC for french guys. I think Paulo will not used his PR and have the WC that's sure the question is only about the fact he uses or not his PR not about the WC indeed.
Then guys who would need a WC Mannarino = I'm giving him one, Prodon = FFT don't care about him I think, Robert = well for Berdych win last year ?, Serra = yes he's training at FFT and need one, Rufin = of course he gets one, DeSchepper = average year for the moment, Gicquel = maybe his last RG a WC as a gift :confused:, Gensse = now trains at FFT and clay player qualifies last year, Texeira Ouanna Olivetti and many others.

I think we have to wait a bit to see how the clay season is if some guys do well but as usual not easy to tell who deserve a WCThe cutoff comes on April 23 this season, so luckily Adrian has an extra week than he normally would. Paulo definitely will get a WC and not use his PR. Rufin will get one, and Ouanna will probably get one as of right now since he's the one having the best results of all of the lower-ranked Frenchman and he's had good performances there in the past.

The rest are toss-ups. Arno is more likely to get one than any of the other veterans (Robert, Prodon, Gicquel, Serra) and the unproven youngsters (DeSchepper, Olivetti). His results overall are the best of all these players so far this season and FFT has consistently been there for him in terms of wildcards. But as you said, we have to see how the clay season works out before making final statements.

Filo V.
03-29-2012, 07:42 PM
The cutoff is April 23rd because there is an extra week in April this year :D

23rd, 30th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (May 28th, the start of the French)

So this season players have an extra week than others seasons. Hopefully Arno and some fellow Frenchies take advantage of this!

soulage
03-29-2012, 08:32 PM
The cutoff is April 23rd because there is an extra week in April this year :D

23rd, 30th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (May 28th, the start of the French)

So this season players have an extra week than others seasons. Hopefully Arno and some fellow Frenchies take advantage of this!
I don't understand why you count 5 weeks :confused:. Next monday is the cut for Rome. The 9th of april the cut for Nice and the 16th the cut for RG.

ERV is leading against Dan Evans 4-1. These boys all did their best against Arno and fall after :rolleyes:

Filo V.
03-29-2012, 08:37 PM
I guess you're right :lol: I thought it was 6 weeks from the start of the French to the cutoff in April. The 23rd of April to the 28th of May is six weeks :shrug: But I probably should have said nothing as to not cause confusion :o

ERV has been bad for Arno in the past so maybe he losing in first round simply meant his H2H vs Doud wouldn't become worse :tape: