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RG Final qualifying match: Levine makes Gicquel feel old 6-2, 6-4

Mongoose
05-25-2012, 03:51 PM
long live Canada :worship:

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 03:55 PM
Not a good result for the game.

Marco left his comeback way too late. He was down 2-6 *0-2 0-40 and at that point was serving 36%, had 6 double faults and held serve once. He started doing better after that period on serve but only won four return points in the second set. I think there was something wrong with him. This is a very sad result, since it could be Marco's last RG and Levine doesn't bring anything to this event.

Levine had 40-15 to deuce in the final game but closed it out.

Game.Petzschner
05-25-2012, 03:57 PM
I had a bet on gicquel just so everyone knows the reason levine won

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 04:00 PM
Gicquel beat Matosevic yesterday. And he loses to Levine today? Doesn't add up. Something was wrong here. Such a shame. Hopefully, it doesn't demoralize Marco too much.

1811mil
05-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Cant understand this result at all...

erickmartins
05-25-2012, 05:28 PM
Gicquel is still a legend. Maybe he decided to go partying yesterday.

CooCooCachoo
05-25-2012, 07:28 PM
Gicquel beat Matosevic yesterday. And he loses to Levine today? Doesn't add up. Something was wrong here. Such a shame. Hopefully, it doesn't demoralize Marco too much.

Gicquel has never been known for consistency and predictability.

But I'm really surprised at the result. The scoreline more so than the outcome.

Snowwy
05-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Not a good result for the game.

Marco left his comeback way too late. He was down 2-6 *0-2 0-40 and at that point was serving 36%, had 6 double faults and held serve once. He started doing better after that period on serve but only won four return points in the second set. I think there was something wrong with him. This is a very sad result, since it could be Marco's last RG and Levine doesn't bring anything to this event.

Levine had 40-15 to deuce in the final game but closed it out.

Yeah, I agree, let's make a tennis event for old scrubs who are too slow to be good and hit to softly do win a point. Maybe it could even have a Volandri-Gicquel final. I agree, that would be what is good for tennis. Let's do it.

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 10:38 PM
Volandri-Gicquel is infinitely more interesting than seeing the same Roger/Rafa/Nole/Murray/Ferrer shit over and over and over, when their matches are shit and the result is predictable before the match begins.

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 10:40 PM
Gicquel and Volandri may be older but they're surely better than guys on this forum who get more attention. Volandri is a better player than Dimitrov, for example, yet is hated on here for no reason. Gicquel plays a MUCH more entertaining game than Raonic, yet gets no attention due to the fact he's in challengers.

motorhead
05-25-2012, 10:48 PM
I had a bet on gicquel just so everyone knows the reason levine won

:haha:

CooCooCachoo
05-25-2012, 11:34 PM
Gicquel and Volandri may be older but they're surely better than guys on this forum who get more attention. Volandri is a better player than Dimitrov, for example, yet is hated on here for no reason. Gicquel plays a MUCH more entertaining game than Raonic, yet gets no attention due to the fact he's in challengers.

:spit: You have got to be kidding me.

I'll grant you the Gicquel-Raonic one, but, man, are you wide of the mark with the Volandri comment.

Mongoose
05-25-2012, 11:36 PM
Gicquel and Volandri may be older but they're surely better than guys on this forum who get more attention. Volandri is a better player than Dimitrov, for example, yet is hated on here for no reason. Gicquel plays a MUCH more entertaining game than Raonic, yet gets no attention due to the fact he's in challengers.

:spit:

are you fucking insane?

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 11:37 PM
The results show that Volandri is better than Dimitrov. As for game, Volandri's BH is better than any shot Dimitrov has. Dimitrov has more overall talent but he's currently not the better player.

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 11:38 PM
I don't know why most people here dislike Volandri. I've yet to hear a concrete reason. I think people dislike him because I like him. That's about it. Because his game is something that people like from others, yet when it comes to Filippo, suddenly he becomes unacceptable and not someone to be followed.

CooCooCachoo
05-25-2012, 11:44 PM
The results show that Volandri is better than Dimitrov. As for game, Volandri's BH is better than any shot Dimitrov has. Dimitrov has more overall talent but he's currently not the better player.

You cannot compare the results of a veteran with those of a relative newcomer and on that basis conclude that the former is the better player; Volandri is ten years Dimitrov's senior.

As for your follow-up post, I don't dislike Volandri. I enjoy watching his game, but at the moment he is nothing more than a player fluctuating between decent runs in Challengers and early dismissals against any opponent in bigger events. He has been very fortunate with his draws on his favorite surface, yet has been losing almost consistently in 1R. There's no defending him.

Mongoose
05-25-2012, 11:46 PM
the same reason why Volandri is disliked is the same reason why he is worse than Volandri:

HE. IS. AWFUL. AT. TENNIS.

I mean, AWFUL.

should not be in the Top 350, much less the Top 3,500.

RonaldGomez
05-26-2012, 12:41 AM
Gicquel was spraying errors everywhere. After his first round he said that despite his age he was still feeling pressure. Maybe he realized that it could be his last match here.

Yves.
05-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Why does Levine have American nationality?

gators0708
05-26-2012, 03:31 AM
Why does Levine have American nationality?

He moved to Boca Raton, Florida with his family when he was 13 and then played college tennis at the University Of Florida.. Go Gators!!

Snowwy
05-26-2012, 03:35 AM
Why does Levine have American nationality?

Because he is American

Mongoose
05-26-2012, 04:08 AM
Because he is American

hope this helps.

Yves.
05-26-2012, 11:39 AM
Because he is American

He was born in your capital?! Or is were his parents simply based in Ottawa around the time of his birth?

Snowwy
05-26-2012, 01:32 PM
He was born in your capital?! Or is were his parents simply based in Ottawa around the time of his birth?

USTA supported him all the way up, he went to college in the US and lived there from grade 8 on, so he considers himself American.

Filo V.
05-26-2012, 01:34 PM
You cannot compare the results of a veteran with those of a relative newcomer and on that basis conclude that the former is the better player; Volandri is ten years Dimitrov's senior. Dimitrov having more potential doesn't make him the better player. Dimitrov's experience level, maybe that's why he's where he is in his career, but at the end of the day, Volandri is a better player. The reasons for that are potentially several, but it is what it is.

[/quote]As for your follow-up post, I don't dislike Volandri. I enjoy watching his game, but at the moment he is nothing more than a player fluctuating between decent runs in Challengers and early dismissals against any opponent in bigger events. He has been very fortunate with his draws on his favorite surface, yet has been losing almost consistently in 1R. There's no defending him.[/QUOTE]I've seen you make positive posts regarding Filippo, but most people here do hate him, which is sad since his game is so entertaining. Now, I agree he's definitely not playing to his potential, and that's due to motivation. When Filippo is in form and motivated, he's a great player, as we saw in Sao Paulo this season. At this stage in his career he's rarely in top form, but the talent is still clearly there. Which is what people tend to forget, that he still shows that he's an awesome talent at times. Most here tend to focus solely on the negative rather than the positive.