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Redemption: Paul-Henri Mathieu def Thomas Johansson 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-4

silverwhite
03-06-2005, 05:57 PM
Seeing that no one has posted it yet. :)

silverwhite
03-06-2005, 05:59 PM
And no, darnyelb, he didn't choke the match away. ;)

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:00 PM
It's not redemption until the beats the Russians in the next round.

Good win anyway Mathieu.

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 06:03 PM
Chokemeister nearly pulled it off again :o

now lets see him in Moscow (he did win KC in 03 there :o)

tough to watch that match, football and European Indoors in Madrid at same time :lol:

silverwhite
03-06-2005, 06:05 PM
It's not redemption until the beats the Russians in the next round.

Good win anyway Mathieu.

It is redemption enough for the choke in the third set. :lol:

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:06 PM
Well his biggest failure was the final. I wonder if it's 2-2 and he plays Youzhny does his mind think about what happened in France the last time they played.

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 06:08 PM
wonder what court we're gonna put down for France.

either Taraflex or clay :lol:
both good for us.

silverwhite
03-06-2005, 06:10 PM
Well his biggest failure was the final. I wonder if it's 2-2 and he plays Youzhny does his mind think about what happened in France the last time they played.

:tape:

Would you say he's the Mauresmo/Clijsters of men's tennis?

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:10 PM
I think they should lay down the clay.

TBE, at least the Swedes won in Madrid.

roisin
03-06-2005, 06:10 PM
well done PHM, fair play to him ;) :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 06:13 PM
TBE, at least the Swedes won in Madrid.

won what ?? not more golds than us
but i was cheering for the Kallur twins :drool: and they got a 1/2 ;)

been a pretty good 3 days in Madrid.
that Stefan Holm is a freak :mad: , must be the only 1m60 (j/k) high jumper to clear 2m40 :o )

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:16 PM
won what ?? not more golds than us
but i was cheering for the Kallur twins :drool: and they got a 1/2 ;)

been a pretty good 3 days in Madrid.
that Stefan Holm is a freak :mad: , must be the only 1m60 (j/k) high jumper to clear 2m40 :o )

Yes, the midget did very well in Madrid, though he is not Sjöberg. Russians are always good at athletics.

Btw, I think they should lay down clay for the Frenchies? What's your take on it?

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 06:20 PM
i'd go with clay for simple reason that Mathieu is the only person from France who can play on it and he is a choker. Rest are pretty ordinary on clay and also chokers.

Against our classic 4 nutters, it evens things out.

Foxy Smile
03-06-2005, 06:24 PM
Clay indoors... Ehhhh.... :p

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:29 PM
Come on who wants stable Russian players? That would be boring and it's bad when Kolya is considered the most stable out of Misha, Oaf and Andreev.

I think it has to be on clay as they can all play on the surface and why doesn't Chesnokov become captain.

Choupi
03-06-2005, 06:31 PM
Paulo has chased his demons, whether you want it or not. He has shown he was a great DC player. He has dominated PimPim as outrageously in his first match as he has done with Tomas today...during the 2 first sets. Tomas seemed to be without solution at first. And congratulations to him to have kept the faith because saving 2 match points at 5/4 in the 3rd set, on Paul's serve was really courageous, mostly the way he did it.

The appointment is settled now in July. With the Russians. We'll see.

adeegee
03-06-2005, 06:32 PM
it was an incredible match. he almost choked again though.

2 sets to 0 up, 5-4 in the third serving for the tie...misses 2 match points and gets broken. then loses 3rd on a tie break and trails 4-2 in the 4th. i thought here we go again. but he did incredibly well to bring it back. i thought for most of the match he played incredibly well, he really is very talented and if he could sort out his mental state he could definitely be a top 10 player on clay. this win might give him some major confidence

TheBoiledEgg
03-06-2005, 06:35 PM
I think it has to be on clay as they can all play on the surface and why doesn't Chesnokov become captain.

for that to happen the Putin would have to remove Tarpischev, he seems to think its a lifetime honour to lead both Fed and Davis Cup teams :o ever since Yeltsin appointed him over 10 yrs ago.
and look what he has done to www.rustennis.com (http://www.rustennis.com) (just check where it leads to :rolls: )

richard gasquet
03-06-2005, 06:35 PM
ouaou!!!!!!!!!!!!!paulo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:

2first sets simply amazing from him!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: very agressive, lot of precision, power, technic!!!! :cool:

in the third he served for the match but choked but even if he got broken in the begginning of the fourth, he kept fighting and never give up :angel:

he prooved here that he has a great mental!so congrats to him and to the french davis cup team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 06:36 PM
for that to happen the Putin would have to remove Tarpischev, he seems to think its a lifetime honour to lead both Fed and Davis Cup teams :o ever since Yeltsin appointed him over 10 yrs ago.
and look what he has done to www.rustennis.com (http://www.rustennis.com) (just check where it leads to :rolls: )

I have noticed the Tarp has been around for ages and maybe he'll be like Brezhnev or Andropov and die in the job.

What propaganda he is Russian tennis in his own eyes. That is shocking.

Aphex
03-06-2005, 06:45 PM
for that to happen the Putin would have to remove Tarpischev, he seems to think its a lifetime honour to lead both Fed and Davis Cup teams :o ever since Yeltsin appointed him over 10 yrs ago.
and look what he has done to www.rustennis.com (http://www.rustennis.com) (just check where it leads to :rolls: )

:lol: that was seriously funny. And stay away from the Kallur twins :mad: , they're mine!

Marine
03-06-2005, 06:46 PM
Plz George let us to savour Paulo's victory, the next round is still far...

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050306/050306190027.def14psk0b.jpg

richard gasquet
03-06-2005, 07:01 PM
Plz George let us to savour Paulo's victory, the next round is still far...

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050306/050306190027.def14psk0b.jpg


so true marine :angel: he is so cool :cool:

Action Jackson
03-06-2005, 07:02 PM
Come on Marine I have to keep you on your toes.

Saumon
03-06-2005, 07:34 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_4092_gallery.JPG

why did the french team wear argentina's colors? :confused: :tape:

richard gasquet
03-06-2005, 07:39 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_4092_gallery.JPG

why did the french team wear argentina's colors? :confused: :tape:

the colour of france is blue but well adidas perhaps made a mistake and thought it was argentina and not francia :rolleyes: :o

Saumon
03-06-2005, 07:45 PM
the colour of france is blue not light blue, right?

richard gasquet
03-06-2005, 07:48 PM
the colour of france is blue not light blue, right?


well it depend it can be both but this blueis the more commun

Marine
03-06-2005, 08:47 PM
Forget the cap and look at this pic: does Paulo look like Pete Sampras ? :angel:
(it's always been my opinion)

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/reuters_ids/20050306/20/3993335006.jpg

Saumon
03-06-2005, 08:51 PM
not at all ;)

btw he will remain the last player to beat pete the great :yeah:

Chloe le Bopper
03-06-2005, 08:55 PM
I don't think he looks like Sampras. In some pictures Mattieu is very good looking to me, and in others he looks like a mule. There is just no inbetween :shrug: He doesn't look bad there, weird happy face aside.

Marine
03-06-2005, 08:58 PM
Eyes, nose, smiling...awww I insist, they look like each other :(
And it's not an insult ! (my Pete :angel: )

David Kenzie
03-06-2005, 09:10 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_4092_gallery.JPG

why did the french team wear argentina's colors? :confused: :tape:

I suppose it might be because the tie was played in Strasbourg (home town of PHM), and light blue is the color of the Strasbourg football club ?