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RG R2: Richard Gasquet def. Dimitrov 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3

dencod16
05-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Dimitrov needs to check his fitness started cramping in the second set. He needs to start taking care of his health. he seems tired after long rallies i mean really tired. 60-58 W-UE Dimitrov 43-43 for Gasquet.

latso
05-31-2012, 07:04 PM
A pitty he got this injury/bad cramp, he had a shot at the match

Richard admitted Grigor was better in the first 2 sets, but he said he was ready to fight till the end and it would have been an interesting one.

Anyways, Grigor is maning up every next match, so it's all good

Gagsquet
05-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Gasquet terrible. Won cause Dimitrov gets the same fitNess than a sponge. Looking bad against Haas.

Puschkin
05-31-2012, 07:08 PM
I am not sure how things would have ended without Dimitrov's cramps or was it something else? Very nice shotmaking from the Bulgarian, good hands as well, great talent. However, as a Gasquet-fan one is well aware of "talent alone does not suffice". Well done Richard, you are not Nieminen. ;)

Titi
05-31-2012, 07:08 PM
Dimitrov would have won the match had he not cramped there.

Yet another nearly story for him, his career is not really taking off as it should. Needs to be fitter and smarter to win matches, shotmaking is all well and good but you need everything else in good shape too.

feuselino
05-31-2012, 07:08 PM
Too bad, first two sets had some entertaining tennis!!

Next year I want Grisha to take on The Fog, please... ;)

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 07:09 PM
So fuc*ing proud with Grigor!Love u ,Grisho :D

Titi
05-31-2012, 07:11 PM
Why are you proud of Dimitrov?

Same old story really, playing a competitive match but not winning. We've seen that before.

latso
05-31-2012, 07:13 PM
Why are you proud of Dimitrov?

Same old story really, playing a competitive match but not winning. We've seen that before.
he won this match ;)

Fireballer
05-31-2012, 07:13 PM
So fuc*ing proud with Grigor!Love u ,Grisho :D

why are you proud he sucked

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Why are you proud of Dimitrov?

Same old story really, playing a competitive match but not winning. We've seen that before.

HE PLAYED THE MATCH ON ONE LEG....u watch the match?Ohhh god ...just leave the thread..YES,im proud,he shows his spirit and fight till the end ,he can retire in 3th set,but fight till the end...THATS WHY:wavey:!

Gagsquet
05-31-2012, 07:15 PM
He was not injured :) just not fit.

latso
05-31-2012, 07:15 PM
HE PLAY THE MATCH ON ONE LEG....u watch the match?Ohhh god ...just leave the thread..YES,im proud,he shows his spirit and fight till the end ,he can retire in 3th set,but fight till the end...THATS WHY:wavey:!
haters gonna hate mate, don't even start responding to the trolls, we already won ;)

ImmzB
05-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Allez! :)

Dimitrov played some good tennis in the 1st 2 sets until he got injured!

Anyway, great to be in the 3rd round!

Renaud
05-31-2012, 07:20 PM
Hope someone posts highlights here. :)
That point when Richard vomited and Grigor cramped.:eek:

Titi
05-31-2012, 07:20 PM
He was cramping on two bloody hours, come on.

It's about time Dimitrov made some real waves on the tour, he's just not cutting it. Whether it's fitness, lack of gameplan, etc he's not doing it on the tour and has lost a few of these competitive matches with better players when they were vulnerable e.g Almagro, Tsonga.

I really thought this was a great chance to make a shock as the underdog against a frenchman at Roland Garros. Gasquet was there for the taking.

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 07:22 PM
He was cramping on two bloody hours, come on.

It's about time Dimitrov made some real waves on the tour, he's just not cutting it. Whether it's fitness, lack of gameplan, etc he's not doing it on the tour and has lost a few of these competitive matches with better players when they were vulnerable e.g Almagro, Tsonga.

I really thought this was a great chance to make a shock as the underdog against a frenchman at Roland Garros. Gasquet was there for the taking.

Grigor was there to do it and then....cramping.....feel sorry for him,amazing match against Tsonga at Wimbledon,now this...Im sure his time will come soon or later...we all believe in Brian as well :)

Gusztav
05-31-2012, 07:22 PM
Nice play by el Búlgaro until his wheels went off. Still... stayed on the court and fought, that's always good to see.
Congratz to Gasquet, did what he had to do. :hatoff:

HeretiC
05-31-2012, 07:25 PM
The battle of talents for sure, great shot-making at times, but fitness level is suspect-able for both of them, only a second set, 32 shot rally, one got cramps, the other one puked on court.

dencod16
05-31-2012, 07:25 PM
I think its obvious next step is being fitter, stop drinking beers with tursunov, lol. He has shown he has improve his footwork and speed on court is better than ever.

gindyo
05-31-2012, 07:27 PM
Nice play by el Búlgaro until his wheels went off. Still... stayed on the court and fought, that's always good to see.
Congratz to Gasquet, did what he had to do. :hatoff:

^^^ I am proud of him for exactly this reason. He could have retired but he didn't until the last point, he left his heart on the court. If he keeps that up, soon or later the results will come. :worship: :worship: :worship:

gaitare
05-31-2012, 07:35 PM
Well done Richard, but despite some raving reviews in R1 matchthread, I don't feel he played well against Zopp and could have easily gone to 5 sets in that match, and today he wasn't near his best, both in parts when Dimitrov was cramping and when he wasn't. But I'll take it anyway.

As for Dimitrov, he already gave away a 2:1 set lead against Almagro at the AO due to fitness issues, he has to sort it out quickly, the tennis itself seems to be improving and I'm actually starting to believe he will fulfil some of his obvious potential. But you can't have confidence in your game when your body breaks down so easily.

Hypnotize
05-31-2012, 07:53 PM
Easily the most entertaining match of the tournament and some of the rallies were absolutely breath-taking. Full credit to Richard for closing out and I hope he goes far in this tournament. Grigor played stunning tennis in the first two sets until the cramp/injury and he was never the same after that. The guy deserves maximum respect (a novel concept for many on here, I know) for the way he played through the pain and finished the match when many others would have retired. He had to change his service motion because he couldn't push-off on his serve, he tried to finish points quickly and play more aggressively but it was an uphill struggle. He did play the kind of tennis many on here have been waiting for and it's clear he has a bright future ahead of him. I hope he isn't injured because I have tickets to Wimbledon and I want to see him play.

latso
05-31-2012, 08:13 PM
Sad ;(

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579749_10150935178782384_250708927383_9864861_1034 695909_n.jpg

latso
05-31-2012, 08:14 PM
yet not giving up

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600131_10150935179047384_250708927383_9864865_1186 012579_n.jpg

*Jean*
05-31-2012, 08:17 PM
Well, that was a scruffy match from both guys.
Grigor cramping at 5-5 made me laugh, I have to admit. And Golovin drooling over her "baby Roger" was funny as well.
Richard did not play well at all, he was pushing the ball, and was 4 meters behind the baseline...I mean, WTF?! He's not gonna run past Haas this way, I'm afraid.

latso
05-31-2012, 08:22 PM
Well, that was a scruffy match from both guys.
Grigor cramping at 5-5 made me laugh, I have to admit. And Golovin drooling over her "baby Roger" was funny as well.
Richard did not play well at all, he was pushing the ball, and was 4 meters behind the baseline...I mean, WTF?! He's not gonna run past Haas this way, I'm afraid.
He'll roll over Haas in 3 sets and ppl like you will come saying - Haas played horrible, bla bla and bla

But this will never end, whenever someone gets a clue come a dozen of new ones.

Circle of life, eh

Corey Feldman
05-31-2012, 08:33 PM
Fed's proud of his babies

Gagsquet
05-31-2012, 08:34 PM
He is right latso. Dimitrov lost against an awful Gasquet. :shrug:
But as you say Dimi was injured, it's not a big deal.

hipolymer
05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
Dimitrov is too lazy to be a tennis professional.

EliSter
05-31-2012, 08:36 PM
Dimugtrov have stamina as 4 yo girl, shame i like his game.

Federer in 2
05-31-2012, 08:39 PM
Dimitrov is brainless

mooncreek
05-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Hold on. So there was a point where Dimitrov cramped and Gasquet puked? Oh yeah, these guys are fit.

This section of the draw is such a mess that it's actually feasible for Haas to make the quarters.

Allez
05-31-2012, 08:43 PM
Boba Feds played nothing Jango Fed today :facepalm: I think they like each other's games too much. Like the Williams sisters. The feds just can't play well against each other. Roger would not have been happy watching that match...

Hypnotize
05-31-2012, 08:44 PM
Dimitrov is brainless
You have to love the irony of your post. :rolleyes:

Chris Kuerten
05-31-2012, 08:44 PM
How the fuck do these mugs cramp and vomit in a medium length match :haha:

Mjau!
05-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Both players need to improve their fitness dramatically.

Is Gil Reyes available? :scratch:

latso
05-31-2012, 08:47 PM
He is right latso. Dimitrov lost against an awful Gasquet. :shrug:
But as you say Dimi was injured, it's not a big deal.
Gasquet was as good/bad as he usualy is.

The fact that ppl overestimate him pre-match, as well as underestimated Dimitrov doesn't changed the fact that Gasquet played his usual level, perhaps expecting his adversary to be mistaking more, hich didn't happen and he was on his way losing the match, but at the end he held up and won.

That's the whole story.

If Gasquet loses or doesn't win as big as his fans expect - he played bad. When he wins - he played great.

Both are often wrong.

In this match Gasquet played his average, Dimitrov his top. The latter's physique couldn't hold and that's a wrap.

About the fitness - at the time when Roger started Dimitrov would be a top 20 already, coz of courts, racquets, balls, etc.

Now the tennis is several times more demanding phisically and it would be hard for any uncomplete physically youngster to win a 4-5 hours multi-shot rallies match on clay against a mature, equaly equiped technically player.

Remember Rafa and Nole unable to stay on their feet to get their cups and medals at AO? This never happened before even in the longest 5 setters. Why? -

Because nowadays everythings is slower and it takes numerous times more effort to win a point, compared to even 10 years ago.

Dimitrov's abilities will be much better shown in the next 2 major events on grass and the USO.

Pirata.
05-31-2012, 08:52 PM
Fed's proud of his babies

The twins could probably outlast these two on the court.

latso
05-31-2012, 08:53 PM
Ppl just need to realize that playing 15 deuce/adv points with 4-5 shots rallies, which makes it a 10 minutes game, it takes much, much, muchmuch less energy than playing 6 minutes 3 rallies with 30+ shots.

It's uncomparable.

You ppl sound like - how on earth is Bolt barely catching his breath after 400m? I've seen guys running for 5km....

Get a grip ffs :facepalm:

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 08:55 PM
yet not giving up

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/600131_10150935179047384_250708927383_9864865_1186 012579_n.jpg
I love his fight spirit!My champ! <3


Sad ;(

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/579749_10150935178782384_250708927383_9864861_1034 695909_n.jpg

:sad::sad::sad:

samanosuke
05-31-2012, 08:55 PM
Really annoying guy this Dimitrov. Has all the shots in the book, more talented than 90% of other guys on the tour but can't put it together. Has stamina of 12 years old overweight boy. After two hours and few longer exchanges couldn't walk properly till the end of the match. I am usually allergic on these overhyped wonder boys but this guy I would really like to see making something from this what he posses. This guy variety returning believe in tennis. On some backhand slices which Dimitrov played even Fed would be proud of

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 08:57 PM
Ppl just need to realize that playing 15 deuce/adv points with 4-5 shots rallies, which makes it a 10 minutes game, it takes much, much, muchmuch less energy than playing 6 minutes 3 rallies with 30+ shots.

It's uncomparable.

You ppl sound like - how on earth is Bolt barely catching his breath after 400m? I've seen guys running for 5km....

Get a grip ffs :facepalm:


Take it easy ,mate...there are many loosers who are in front of their computers and thinks the world is in their hands....world is so weird nowadays...full with people who dont deserve to be on the Earth...all they know is to hate no matter what....

latso
05-31-2012, 09:05 PM
Take it easy ,mate...there are many loosers who are in front of their computers and thinks the world is in their hands....world is so weird nowadays...full with people who dont deserve to be on the Earth...all they know is to hate no matter what....
i know mate. I just figured the right reasons and had to post them, coz it's common sense to realize that these guys have just as much stamina as the bulk on tour and yet for ppl who don't know much about physical effort it looks like they're weak or whatever, so i had to open their eyes a bit.

Here's the exchange, which out of context doesn't look as bad as it was.

But at this point of the match after 2 hours of heavy duty grinding (~ 85 points played in ~65 minutes) it was devastating for both -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKHifr3kLGY

simplet
05-31-2012, 09:09 PM
Easily the most entertaining match of the tournament and some of the rallies were absolutely breath-taking. Full credit to Richard for closing out and I hope he goes far in this tournament. Grigor played stunning tennis in the first two sets until the cramp/injury and he was never the same after that. The guy deserves maximum respect (a novel concept for many on here, I know) for the way he played through the pain and finished the match when many others would have retired. He had to change his service motion because he couldn't push-off on his serve, he tried to finish points quickly and play more aggressively but it was an uphill struggle. He did play the kind of tennis many on here have been waiting for and it's clear he has a bright future ahead of him. I hope he isn't injured because I have tickets to Wimbledon and I want to see him play.

It really wasn't that nice of a match. I turned in at the beginning of the second and Gasquet was pushing from four meter behind the baseline and doing nothing with the ball. Meanwhile Dimitrov would play two nice points then dump three backhands in the bottom of the net.

latso
05-31-2012, 09:10 PM
It really wasn't that nice of a match. I turned in at the beginning of the second and Gasquet was pushing from four meter behind the baseline and doing nothing with the ball. Meanwhile Dimitrov would play two nice points then dump three backhands in the bottom of the net.
that's dishonest, a complete lie

Gagsquet
05-31-2012, 09:12 PM
:lol: this exchange :facepalm: Rafa wouldn't even have been out of breath for real.

Don't bear a grudge at Simplet Latso, il est simplet.

Schu
05-31-2012, 09:14 PM
Gasquet did what he had to do to win. Wasn't great but kept his focus which is very difficult with a cramping opponent who has to go for broke with nothing to loose.

As for lack of fitness, that is rarely the reason someone vomits so give it a rest with the fitness - nerves maybe but fitness :rolleyes:. He seemed fine and perfectly "fit" immediately after he let whatever it was out.

Dimitrov played almost 2 very good sets and it is too bad his body let him down but he's still young and his body has PLENTY of time to "get fit". NOt everyone peeks at 20-21. He has plenty of talent and today he showed he has fight/heart too so give the guy more time to see if he can meet MTF expectations! I heard TTC announcer say there was something like 37 players, aged 30 or over in the draw so what's the rush???

Hypnotize
05-31-2012, 09:19 PM
i know mate. I just figured the right reasons and had to post them, coz it's common sense to realize that these guys have just as much stamina as the bulk on tour and yet for ppl who don't know much about physical effort it looks like they're weak or whatever, so i had to open their eyes a bit.

Here's the exchange, which out of context doesn't look as bad as it was.

But at this point of the match after 2 hours of heavy duty grinding (~ 85 points played in ~65 minutes) it was devastating for both -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKHifr3kLGY
You've made a lot of great points that will be lost on many on here who didn't even watch the match, know nothing about fitness, aren't very bright and are more interested in finding the next player they can call a "mug". Sad really. :rolleyes:

For those who actually watched it, it was a grueling, hard fought match with beautiful shot-making and a lot of stunning winners. It's laughable that a bunch of nobodies on a forum who probably spend their days stuffing their faces with Big Macs can criticise two players who chased down every ball today.

FedererBulgaria
05-31-2012, 09:22 PM
Gasquet did what he had to do to win. Wasn't great but kept his focus which is very difficult with a cramping opponent who has to go for broke with nothing to loose.

As for lack of fitness, that is rarely the reason someone vomits so give it a rest with the fitness - nerves maybe but fitness :rolleyes:. He seemed fine and perfectly "fit" after he let whatever it was out.

Dimitrov played almost 2 very good sets and it is too bad his body let him down but he's still young and his body has PLENTY of time to "get fit". NOt everyone peeks at 20-21. He has plenty of talent and today he showed he has fight/heart too so give the guy more time to see if he can meet MTF expectations! I heard TTC announcer say there was something like 37 players, aged 30 or over in the draw so what's the rush???
Great comment,thank u...now i find MTF better place with people like u here !

latso
05-31-2012, 09:31 PM
:lol: this exchange :facepalm: Rafa wouldn't even have been out of breath for real.

Don't bear a grudge at Simplet Latso, il est simplet.
Yeah, it looks like nothing much of an effort, but it was the longest rallie in the tournament so far with 36 strokes.

Second longest rallie of the tournament? - Same match, same set - 32 strokes

2 more exchanges in this match make the top 20 longest exchanges of the tournament (one of them - in this same set at 4-4, 25 shots)

And ofc it's the match with the most top 20 longest exchanges in the tournament so far.


Anyways, it is what it is, Richy fairly in next round and then in next coz imo he walks over this UE machine Haas in 2 hours, but we'll see.

Cheers

Gagsquet
05-31-2012, 09:36 PM
Haas the UE machine hihi some people here are going to appreciate

Schu
05-31-2012, 09:49 PM
:lol: this exchange :facepalm: Rafa wouldn't even have been out of breath for real.

Because Rafa would have spent 2 minutes before and after the point tugging on his shorts, fixing his hair, bouncing the ball... (and I love Rafa BTW). These guys did not fool around between points.

Don't think THAT exchange was :facepalm:. Does every exchange have to be 150 MPH winners? They both moved the ball around well and tried to set up the point.

Anyway :yeah: to both who in their own way fought very hard. No it wasn't a Rafa/Nole 5 hour gut buster but Dimitrov fought beyond what his body was capable of and Gasquet maintained a focus and determination that for so long he has been criticized on MTF for not having.

bouncer7
05-31-2012, 11:13 PM
He was not injured :) just not fit.
being not fit against Gasquet...only worse could be to have cramps vs Karlovic :worship:

Looner
05-31-2012, 11:36 PM
Another mug match from Dimitrov. Did not even have to play all that well to get the chance to serve for 2-0 and still wasted it. Just pathetic, really. Not that I was expecting anything more from him but his movement on clay is really poor. In that 32-shot rally he went back at least 3 times after he was in the assertive role but just could not anticipate and counter Gasquet's defensive shots. Deserved win for Gasquet who was the less poor of the 2.

However, next round Gasquet should lose to Haas if Haas is playing well enough as the Frenchman has been distinctly average so far.

allpro
05-31-2012, 11:43 PM
dimitrov is useless and gasquet looked like a scared little bunny.

FedererBulgaria
06-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Some people here are just JOKES....ohhh my pls save the world and MTF with not using words like mug and useless....Grigor and Richie made pretty good match...and some experts come here and saying it was a crap....Im almost sure they didnt really watch the whole match...damn I DONT care for ur stupid opinions....watching Grigor last week i can agree he played awful match againt Simon -YES...but today-BIG NO....but u copy ur comments from the thread before..get a life...clowns

Topspindoctor
06-01-2012, 12:10 AM
Expected result. New generation is awful.

leng jai
06-01-2012, 12:14 AM
This match reminds me of my own matches where I get a stitch after the first rally over 5 shots.

Looner
06-01-2012, 12:40 AM
I forgot to mention how Grigor repeatedly played with retarded tactics. He repeatedly went to Gasquet's backhand which is more solid shot BY MILES. Then when he was break points down he actually rediscovered his brain and started going to Gasquet's forehand and finally hit a few FHs in a row. When the score was more neutral he decided to play his pwetty BH and out-BH Gasquet...

Although he was not playing badly, such wasteful tactics and poor movement on clay won't get him far.

leng jai
06-01-2012, 12:43 AM
Haas the UE machine hihi some people here are going to appreciate

You're just jealous Gasquet doesn't have the talent to be bagelled by Volandri.

SelvenluvJo
06-01-2012, 03:54 AM
:tears:

shiaben
06-01-2012, 04:16 AM
What happened? I thought this guy was the Federer of the future lol? Guess not.

gindyo
06-01-2012, 04:32 AM
how about this guy?
he is such a couch patato, after a 2h 39min walk in the park he was cramping like crazy. Someone, please tell him to get out from under that table and hit the gim.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5vs-_rreQ

Puschkin
06-01-2012, 05:47 AM
It really wasn't that nice of a match.
:eek: with more than 100 winners from both combined???? Yep, there were also weak periods, namely the third set, but some of the angles, both guys made, were just sick and hardly to be seen in other matches.

For those who liked the match, the foto-galery from the Roland Garros-site:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/galleries/2012-05-31/201205311338486415879.html

madmax
06-01-2012, 06:27 AM
Gasquet was awful and would have lost any semi-decent player...Haas is licking his chops me thinks

Hian-GOAT
06-01-2012, 11:24 AM
Why are you proud of Dimitrov?

Same old story really, playing a competitive match but not winning. We've seen that before.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/2me9u21.gif

Grisha :sobbing:

Hian-GOAT
06-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Expected result. New generation is awful.

And then you support Nadal.
Bitch please. Dimitrov is 10000000000000000000000000000000 more talented than Shitdal.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/tumblr_m2a5zmxElw1qhwvm4o1_400.gif

dencod16
06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Talent alone many has said that Dimitrov is better than Federer. However, talent only gets you so far, fitness and mental fortitude will get you to the top, both he lacks, fitness with exclamation point.

leng jai
06-01-2012, 12:52 PM
Dimitrov isn't even in the same stratosphere as Federer when it comes to talent.

Looner
06-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Dimitrov isn't even in the same stratosphere as Federer when it comes to talent.

I think you're being a bit too generous there, leng jai.

Everko
06-01-2012, 07:20 PM
This is why Dimitrov is super over loved. He is a weakling and cannot play like a spartan. Gasquet is one of the tour weakest players and he still out-powers the tree-skeleton man Dimitrov

SapELee
06-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Tough to lose a match like this :hug:

Topspindoctor
06-02-2012, 01:50 AM
And then you support Nadal.
Bitch please. Dimitrov is 10000000000000000000000000000000 more talented than Shitdal.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg633/FORZAPENNETTA/tumblr_m2a5zmxElw1qhwvm4o1_400.gif

You are an idiot. Nadal was a slam champ as a teen, with several masters titles under his belt with wins over Agassi and prime Federer. Dimugtrov can't even beat a washed up Drugsquet or win a single MM ATP title.

Sit the fuck down, you know nothing about tennis and talent.

latso
06-02-2012, 07:35 AM
This is why Dimitrov is super over loved. He is a weakling and cannot play like a spartan. Gasquet is one of the tour weakest players and he still out-powers the tree-skeleton man Dimitrov
How would you define him playing this match then?

He's winning it, then gets injured and keeps on playing with the pain. What would be more "Spartan"?

Gasquet weak? What does that mean? Have you seen his clay season results this year?

And there was another mug last page saying smth about "retarded tactics"?!

The guy was winning the match with the "retarded tactics" :facepalm:

Just :facepalm:

Corey Feldman
06-02-2012, 02:08 PM
You are an idiot. Nadal was a slam champ as a teen, with several masters titles under his belt with wins over Agassi and prime Federer. Dimugtrov can't even beat a washed up Drugsquet or win a single MM ATP title.

Sit the fuck down, you know nothing about tennis and talent.:lol: looks like someone struck a raw nerve on you