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silverwhite
08-05-2005, 03:51 PM
The draw will be made today, I think. Really nervous. New surface, and not much match practice. :scared:

Hopefully, a good draw will ease that. :)

delsa
08-05-2005, 03:55 PM
Yeah that's worrying... But with all the withdrawals he should be seeded so there's more chances of him having a good draw... I hope he's in top form after this long break and that he used his spare time well... Maybe it will have a very good effect and he'll come stronger... We'll know it soon...
Did he and Seb Grosjean get a WC to play the doubles?

silverwhite
08-05-2005, 04:21 PM
It's not announced on the website...

deflori
08-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Lets hope he starts good on hardcourt:)

tennisgirl19
08-05-2005, 05:13 PM
Good Luck Richard :bounce:

I'm a little worried too :eek:

*julie*
08-05-2005, 08:48 PM
You can be worried tennisgirl!
This is a though draw for Richie :( Once again, he could meet Nadal on the third round but it's gonna be hard for him with Youznhy, Grosjean or Srichaphan in the first two rounds...

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v MOYA, Carlos ESP
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v (WC) BESTER, Philip CAN
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

Good luck Richie :worship:

deflori
08-05-2005, 09:27 PM
ohh.its though,yes!
Youzhny can play great on hardcourt...

delsa
08-05-2005, 10:16 PM
:scared: :scared: I fear the worst...He'd better have trained well!

Jennay
08-06-2005, 12:05 AM
Allez Richard :worship: :hug:

silverwhite
08-06-2005, 12:25 AM
:help: Paulo's luck with draws must have rubbed off on him. Youzhny, then Grosjean/Srichaphan, then Nadal... :scared:

Cindy19
08-06-2005, 03:43 AM
YOUZHNY? He is taller and older... i do not like this guy
go richard!

Daniela_CABJ
08-06-2005, 03:52 AM
hard draw... but not impossible
:yeah: Allez Richard!!!

silverwhite
08-06-2005, 05:41 AM
I hate Youzhny too, Cindy. He ruined Paulo's career. :fiery: :lol:

Cindy19
08-06-2005, 07:15 AM
Yes! hate! not ' don't like'!
he looks like a beast....horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
go Richard!
btw, i hate hewitt too!

linus
08-06-2005, 09:39 AM
omg, my :kiss: girls, we cheer for richard of course, anyway, his win not depends on the draw only, so many top guys playing on the hard, everyone needs to fight for himself, our dear richard needs too.

but my poor paulo :sad:

Allez, guys!!

Suzi
08-06-2005, 11:32 AM
:eek: wow wot a toughie!! damn those draw guys again!!!!! :fiery: well im sure Richie will do fine *cross fingers* Bonne Chance

Iza
08-06-2005, 12:18 PM
Allez Richie :woohoo: !

Cindy19
08-06-2005, 01:35 PM
Allez richard!
and i hope i will not see the beasts in shanghai

Aleksa's Laydee
08-06-2005, 07:28 PM
:sad: Horrible draw!

Allez Richard :bounce:

tennisgirl19
08-06-2005, 11:52 PM
I no like the draw :sad:

Youzhny is such a tough 1st round match. He can never be underestimated. Then in the second round either Paradorn or Sebastien. Paradorn is really getting his game back this past few weeks. I've seen him on TV in LA and in Washington and he's playing great tennis. And then a possible third round match with Rafael for the third tournament this year (RG, Wimbledon, Montreal). Thank god 3 is my lucky number =)

Hopefully Richard can do well, but I'm really not liking this draw at all.

silverwhite
08-07-2005, 12:27 PM
Grosjean/Niemeyer vs Ferrer/Gasquet

Hmmm.... :confused:

I have a feeling the organisers wanted to give the WC to a team with a Canadian, so Richard and Seb had to split up. Ferrer's doubles ranking is high enough to get his team in while Niemeyer's team would get in because he is Canadian.

But I wonder why Seb with Niemeyer and Richard with Ferrer. :confused:

*julie*
08-07-2005, 01:58 PM
But I wonder why Seb with Niemeyer and Richard with Ferrer. :confused:

Because Richard is ranked 19 and Ferrer 21 (= 40). The cut is at 42. With his ranking Seb needed a WC...

silverwhite
08-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Because Richard is ranked 19 and Ferrer 21 (= 40). The cut is at 42. With his ranking Seb needed a WC...

Richard is ranked lower than Seb in doubles. :confused:

Anyway, it's such a pity that they can play together. :(

delsa
08-07-2005, 03:06 PM
Anyway, it's such a pity that they can play together. :(
You mean: "...that they CAN'T play together.", don't you? :confused:
If so, i agree with you but it's an er...interesting pair that Richard forms with Ferrer. Don't know what it will do on hardcourt...
The funny thing is that now Richard will have to play against Grosjean in doubles instead of partnering him and moreover he may face him again in singles...:lol:
He'll be able to remind him who's the French number one now... :devil:

*julie*
08-07-2005, 03:27 PM
Richard is ranked lower than Seb in doubles. :confused:


I was talking about their ranking in simple. :o

That's sad that they have to face each other instead of playing together...
Hopefully next time...

tennisgirl19
08-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Wow that's such an interesting pair. Richard and Ferrer!! David has gorgeous eyes :hearts: LOL I like both guys so that's a cool pairing... Good Luck to both of them!!

Allez :banana:

silverwhite
08-07-2005, 04:44 PM
You mean: "...that they CAN'T play together.", don't you? :confused:
If so, i agree with you but it's an er...interesting pair that Richard forms with Ferrer. Don't know what it will do on hardcourt...
The funny thing is that now Richard will have to play against Grosjean in doubles instead of partnering him and moreover he may again face him again in singles...:lol:
He'll be able to remind him who's the French number one now... :devil:

Yes. Typo. :o

Between David/Richard, it's clear who will be mostly at the baseline and who will be mostly at the net. :lol:

silverwhite
08-07-2005, 04:45 PM
I was talking about their ranking in simple. :o

That's sad that they have to face each other instead of playing together...
Hopefully next time...

Yeah, but isn't the entry into doubles based on the doubles ranking? If so, then wouldn't Seb/Ferrer have priority over Richard/Ferrer?

Vialator
08-07-2005, 11:05 PM
Richard will play this Monday in the central court at 11:00 AM (local time). That shows and confirms his new status.

delsa
08-07-2005, 11:12 PM
Richard will play this Monday in the central court at 11:00 AM (local time). That shows and confirms his new status.
That only shows Montréal is in Québec which is a Francophone part of the world so maybe they thought he'll be popular there and above all...that shows that someone really wants to make his best so that Richard has to deal with the hardest conditions ever: playing the earliest match in the morning (don't know if he's the type not to like playing early but if he's like Safin for exemple, he could loose the match just because of that...) on the central court (presssure...presssure... :scared: )! :fiery:
I'm even more anxious than i was now...
But he has to win in those "tough" conditions to become a great player so that's normal. He has to do it.

silverwhite
08-07-2005, 11:46 PM
He'll be on TV then. :) But Delsa is right. It's going to be tough. :scared:

Vialator
08-07-2005, 11:55 PM
I don't think playing early the morning will be a determinant factor because he has take few weeks holidays in france so if he hasn't degest completely the jet lag (- 6 hours), it is like if he playing the afternoon.
For sure Richard will be under pressure, but it is in this condition we can see the true champions. He succed in his first Davis Cup match, I hope he will reiterate this kind of performance more and more often. The match against Youzhny is a good test.
Allez Richard you can do it and you will do it :sport: :rocker:

Daniela_CABJ
08-08-2005, 01:34 AM
Central court is good!!! (at least for us) :D that means TV coverage ;)

:yeah: Allez Richard!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-08-2005, 01:09 PM
:woohoo: loving his oop...bring on Richard in 3 hours time on tv :D:D

tennisgirl19
08-08-2005, 04:00 PM
Its 11:00 now local time (my time also) so Richard's about to take the court now. Gosh, I would I could see this match.....

Allez Richard :bounce:

Suzi
08-08-2005, 04:40 PM
I would love to see him play as well! :)

but he seems to be doing well so far ALLEZ!

tennisgirl19
08-08-2005, 04:49 PM
Richard won the first set 6-3 and now its one all in the 2nd

:woohoo:

deflori
08-08-2005, 04:50 PM
GO on Richard :worship:

tennisgirl19
08-08-2005, 05:09 PM
6-3, 3-4 (on serve)

Right now Richard won 90% of his first serve points!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-08-2005, 05:12 PM
Loving having tennis back on TV

Richards rocking :D

bp :D:D:D

deflori
08-08-2005, 05:18 PM
Here in Germany theres only the liveticker:-[

5-5

deflori
08-08-2005, 05:26 PM
6:6 / 5:2 Cmon Richy

deflori
08-08-2005, 05:27 PM
GSM Richy!

Gasquet is back!!! What a Start - congraaaaaatz ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-08-2005, 05:28 PM
WOOOHOOO :D:D:D

tennisgirl19
08-08-2005, 05:33 PM
Richard wins 6-3, 7-6(3)!! :woohoo:

I can't wait until I can see him on TV or any tennis for that matter. My coverage starts tonight @ 7:30 with Andre vs. Martin. Then everyday beginning at 1:00. Too bad it didn't start today.

I'm so happy for this win!!! :bowdown:

Suzi
08-08-2005, 05:33 PM
http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/otn/pcheerleader.gif way de go! :yeah:

lizabeth..*
08-08-2005, 05:35 PM
good win. only managed to catch end of 2nd set. forgot tennis was being played this week >.< allez richie, continue this good form. now i am off to bed because its late, freezing and my dog is staring at me as if he is posessed.

*julie*
08-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Congrats Richard!!!
So nice to see him back on tv :D

The 2nd set was a bit stressful, Youzhny rose his game but Richie played better in the key points...Well done!
Good luck for the next round! :worship:

Daniela_CABJ
08-08-2005, 05:50 PM
:bounce: He won!!! I'm happy for a lot of reasons: 1- he won, 2- I could see the match 3- commentators have pronounced his name right! ;)
Congratulations Richard! :D

linus
08-08-2005, 05:59 PM
:kiss: richard, good guy, keep on!

delsa
08-08-2005, 06:16 PM
Good win Richard. For a first match on decoturf, a change of surface, without any lead-up to the tournament and after a long hollyday, against a solid player (only in the second set...) it was good. :cool:
-Strong points: His serve! (just have look at the stats! :D ) his kicked ball do a LOT of damage and he made a lot of aces (some of them saved him...)..., as always his backhand (the passings he made on it were "lethal", in the t-b Youzhny even falled trying to catch one of them...), the fact that he still has this ability to focus, keep his head cold to win the important points and to always get himself out of trouble, his success when he ventured to the net (good stats in that department too i think...) which he did enough.
-Concerns: didn't play "long"/deep enough (two or three meters short each time) so he has to solve that and sometimes he was just topsining shots in not trying to be creative as he usually is...( :shrug: ) so Youzhny could dictate the points, his movements because he isn't ok yet with how to move on hardcourt so sometimes he was late, his forehand which he can't hit flat accelerating as he usually does because he doesn't have time since he need a "long" preparation and he's late, his concentration which he lost at one point in the first set when he could have had a double break (4 missed bp...) etc...
(be kind with me: i don't know how to speak of tennis in English...)
All in all it was a great first match! :yeah:
On to the second round! :banana:
I was so anxious! It's a relief to see he pulled that off quite well and easily. ;) I even suspect him not to have given his best. :devil:

silverwhite
08-08-2005, 07:33 PM
Good analysis, Delsa. A few things to add. His returns were quite off today. He needs to return better against better servers like Seb or Paradorn. He attacked the net fairly often winning 18/20 points or something like that, so he should keep that up. :yeah: He seemed a little bothered by the heat though.

delsa
08-08-2005, 07:50 PM
Good analysis, Delsa. A few things to add. His returns were quite off today. He needs to return better against better servers like Seb or Paradorn. He attacked the net fairly often winning 18/20 points or something like that, so he should keep that up. :yeah: He seemed a little bothered by the heat though.
Thanks for adding that Silverwhite! ;) And everything seemed to be ok with his wrist too. I hope it won't be so hot during the whole tournament...

tennisgirl19
08-08-2005, 09:41 PM
Thanks Delsa and Silverwhite for your match analysis :hug:

Allez Richard :banana:

Jennay
08-08-2005, 10:53 PM
:yeah: Nice :banana:

alexito
08-08-2005, 11:17 PM
yes richard, good job!!!!!!!!

Vialator
08-09-2005, 01:04 PM
Next match for Richard is the double with Ferrer and against Grosjean/Niemeyer play today on the Court BN at the end of the afternnon (not before 6:30 PM).

Good luck Richy :D

tennisgirl19
08-09-2005, 02:48 PM
Allez and Vamos Richard and David!

:banana:

PinkFeatherBoa
08-09-2005, 03:14 PM
Nice start Richard, good luck in the next round. :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-09-2005, 04:11 PM
:awww: Richards watching his pal Serra v Hewitt!

silverwhite
08-09-2005, 08:22 PM
Nice start Richard, good luck in the next round. :bounce:

Welcome! We finally see you here. :wavey:

tennisgirl19
08-09-2005, 09:35 PM
I was just coming to post that I read Richard was watching Serra vs. Hewitt with Eric and a few other French players. (Siobhan, you beat me too it :lol: )

Side Note: Richard's doubles partner David Ferrer defeated Fabrice Santoro 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

delsa
08-09-2005, 09:42 PM
Serra was also watching Richard's match yesterday next to Deblicker (nobody mentioned it except on French tv because nobody knew who Serra was or what he looked like...). I guess they're friends...:shrug:

delsa
08-10-2005, 03:06 AM
Richard and David Ferrer won their doubles match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in 1 h 36 min against Grosjean/Niemeyer... ;)

Daniela_CABJ
08-10-2005, 04:14 AM
Richard and David Ferrer won their doubles match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in 1 h 36 min against Grosjean/Niemeyer... ;)

and they have to play against W. Black/K. Ullyett next round

Here's The OP for tomorrow:
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
M Mirnyi (BLR) vs G Rusedski (GBR)
Not before 1:00 PM
(Q)J Bjorkman (SWE) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)
S Grosjean (FRA) vs (15)R Gasquet (FRA)
Not before 7:30 PM
(1)R Nadal (ESP) vs R Mello (BRA)
Nalbandian/Puerta vs (3)Knowles/Nestor

Court BN start 11:00 AM
T Dent (USA) vs N Kiefer (GER)
Not before 12:00 NOON
(6)G Gaudio (ARG) vs K Carlsen (DEN)
P Mathieu (FRA) vs (Q)A Clement (FRA)
J Ferrero (ESP) vs D Ferrer (ESP)
(12)T Johansson (SWE) vs X Malisse (BEL)

Court 9 start 11:00 AM
M Ancic (CRO) vs (Q)F Serra (FRA)
T Berdych (CZE) vs (5)N Davydenko (RUS)
Y El Aynaoui (MAR) vs (11)T Robredo (ESP)
Not before 4:00 PM
A Pavel (ROM) vs (8)M Puerta (ARG)

Court 5 start 11:00 AM
O Rochus (BEL) vs R Soderling (SWE)
(5)Paes/Zimonjic vs Erlich/Ram
J Novak (CZE) vs D Hrbaty (SVK)
(9)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs K Beck (SVK)

TBA1 start Not Before 4:00pm
Suk/Vizner vs (7)Bhupathi/Damm

:yeah: Allez Richard!!!

who watched Roddick - Mathieu (he played such a good match!) ?

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 02:00 PM
Allez Richard :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 02:01 PM
who watched Roddick - Mathieu (he played such a good match!) ?
i couldnt see it live but im going to watch the extended highlights now :D

PinkFeatherBoa
08-10-2005, 03:50 PM
Welcome! We finally see you here. :wavey:

Thanks for the welcome. :wavey: I guess I just mostly lurk. ;)

Allez Richard versus Seb.

tennisgirl19
08-10-2005, 04:38 PM
Congrats to David and Richard :banana:

Allez Richard :bounce:

Daniela, I saw the Roddick-Mathieu match live last night. He played really amazing. Andy's balls kept flying. I guess he wasn't used to the courts at Montreal. I personally don't think he should of played Washington last week because I think he was not prepared for Montreal. However, last night it seemed Mathieu could do nothing wrong. He hit this one return when he got the break back in the first set. It was amazing. He was just too good last night.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-10-2005, 10:54 PM
Stupid rain delay :sad:

Daniela_CABJ
08-11-2005, 02:37 AM
:sad: Grosjean won 7-6(5) 6-3

tennisgirl19
08-11-2005, 03:06 AM
:bigcry: Stupid rain delay. Richard was serving for the first set and then the rain came at 30-40.....Horrible, horrible, horrible....

Daniela_CABJ
08-11-2005, 03:59 AM
it wasn't a good day for Richard! :(
I post my match commentary on so many places... I don't know what to say now
and Rafa just won 6-1 6-2... I wanted Rafa - Richard !!! :bigcry:

Suzi
08-11-2005, 09:12 AM
:bigcry: awww fiddlesticks, i also wanted to see richard-rafa in the 3rd round!

delsa
08-11-2005, 09:36 AM
I haven't seen the match yet. Catastrophic! I waited until it was 2:00am, Richard was up a break, he was going to win the first set and save this stupid false bp that existed only because of Lars Graff and now that i wake up he lost! :tears: :sobbing: :hysteric: :crying2: :bigcry: :sad:
And moreover it was a very important match where he add to proove he deserved to be the French number one! And it's the second time he doesn't make it to meet Rafa in the third round after Rome when Rafa only missed the "rendez-vous" once in Wimbledon...
And i guess he didn't played well... Aaaawwwww!
A second round exit in a TMS in those conditions...Horrible!
I hope he's very motivated to do well in Cincinnati now.
I HATE rain delays! :fiery:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-11-2005, 10:40 AM
Richard :sobbing: so not fair :(

Vialator
08-11-2005, 11:08 AM
Very bad and sad for richard, he have to win the first set without the stupid rain delay :(
The Montreal week is not finish for Richy, He still have the double to play (today in the central court at the end of the day; maybe he will acquire some night experience...).

silverwhite
08-11-2005, 12:07 PM
I've nothing much to say. DF on BP TWICE! :o I hope he learns something from this.

Pick it up in the doubles, Richard! There's still Cincinnati too.

linus
08-11-2005, 12:27 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:

wipe tears out, i ll stand by your side and so will my mum :kiss:

PinkFeatherBoa
08-11-2005, 01:27 PM
Ugh, bad loss. That rain pissed me off so much, coming when it did.

Hope Richard plays better in the doubles, to gain some momentum for Cincy.

delsa
08-11-2005, 03:42 PM
I've seen the match now. Of course it is very very disappointing (thank God he had no point to defend on top of this...) but this is one of those «good» losses. There are a lot of lessons to learn from it for him. I hope Deblicker didn't blink one second. He should even have taken notes... ;) This match revealed a lot of things notably that Gasquet has to strenghten mentally and is still too much of a kid...It was all about experience and managing difficult conditions, emotions, being smart, having a good tactic etc... And in those departments, Seb Grosjean is still the number one. It was very very tight and tense (Seb didn't really firmly dominated Richard at all; in the first set, he was slightly dominated and after the 4h30min or so break he slightly dominated or it was even). And i believe that if the match had took place in other conditions or had Richard managed to handle those conditions well, he would have won this match. He lost the «mental battle» and then it was over.
At the beginning both players were in the match very rapidly. There were lots of winners from both of them, among them some very beautiful points, very long tense rallies where one dictated play and then the other and when they both hit the ball harder and harder. Nerve-wrecking...Grosjean did a lot of damage with his FH, Gasquet with his BH as usual. There was some good volleys etc... Gasquet was almost «cruising», up a break, serving for the first set. And then the scenario changed completely when he got distracted because of the thunder and the imminent rain. He "wasn't there" anymore and lost some easy points (all UEs...) on his serve including the last one which should have been replayed since this stupid Lars Graf (who should have stopped the play earlier too...) decided at last to stop the play at the worst moment when the announce for the spectators was made in the middle of the point and Gasquet stopped playing. It was stopped at 40-30* on his serve.
That shows he has still a damn lot to learn if he lets himself be distracted by such things and if it bothers him so much. Grosjean didn't even react when this happened. He judt stayed in the match.
4H30 min or so later, when they both came back to finish the match, Richard had clearly lost his momentum. He was a bit groggy as if he just woke up after a long nap or as if he had cogitated to much about this unfair bp against him, (don't know what must have been going through his head... :smash: ) he looked a lot less confident than before and you could see Grosjean knew it. He, on the contrary, was more motivated than ever and showed it a lot to make Richard doubt whereas Richard (another beginner's mistake) showed he was frustrated and not so well...
Richard gave both the rebreak in the first set and the break in the second with a double fault at 40-30* on his serve. I think Seb only had one other bp in the entire match when Gasquet had like 5/6. Grosjean was very smart and profited from Richard's unexperience and well, he's a talented player regaining his form too... He pushed him very far behind the baseline in the rallies refusing to be pushed back himself, always targeted his FH when serving, served very very well, did a lot of damage with his inside out FH, sliced BH etc...At the beginning Richard dominated. This was a great duel in the heart of it. Then Richard was somewhere else, almost lethargic and Seb played really well. Seb definitely deserved to win. ;)
I'm very very disappointed but i guess this match was a part of an experience he'll have acquired when he'll be older and will be useful...Not desrespecting Grosjean at all, he could have won this.
Richard you kid! :baby: It's time to grow up if you ever want to be a true champion! :fiery:
Boooooooooo....Boooooooo.... :sad: :smash: :hysteric: :sobbing: :tears: :crying2: :bigcry: :speakles: :shout: :ras:

(sorry if i made any mistakes, i didn't reread what i wrote and i'm very angry and sad right now...This was written very fast...)

tennisgirl19
08-11-2005, 04:06 PM
Thanks Delsa for the match report :hug:
I'm still sad. :bigcry:

Some Richard audio here: http://www.rogerscupmen.com/english/draws/audio/audio.asp\

Central start 11:00 AM
Suk/Vizner vs (7)Bhupathi/Damm
Not before 1:00 PM
G Rusedski (GBR) vs M Ancic (CRO)
(1)R Nadal (ESP) vs S Grosjean (FRA)
Not before 7:30 PM
N Kiefer (GER) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)
(4)Black/Ullyett vs Ferrer/Gasquet

Good Luck David and Richard!! :bounce:

silverwhite
08-11-2005, 06:11 PM
Yes. Well put, Delsa. If Richard wants to rise further, he has to learn to win even when he's not at his best or when the conditions do not suit him. In his post-match interview, he said it was the first time he was playing under lights and he couldn't see the ball well. He definitely can learn a lot from this match.

Hangdog
08-11-2005, 11:20 PM
Delsa :worship: Great report! And that's especially nice to hear some facts about Seb from the person supported Gasquet! Well, I think that match was a really good lesson for Richard, I wish he'll get a lot of use from it. And then this kid will become a great man!

tennisgirl19
08-12-2005, 03:28 AM
Richard and David lost in doubles 6-2, 6-2 (56 minutes)

:sad:

Jennay
08-12-2005, 03:30 AM
Richie :hug: :sad:

Daniela_CABJ
08-12-2005, 03:36 AM
:sad: they lost!
..but it was a very tough match!

tennisgirl19
08-12-2005, 03:45 AM
Did you get to see it Daniela? I was following it on livescores so I really couldn't tell just by the score line.

Daniela_CABJ
08-12-2005, 05:11 AM
Did you get to see it Daniela? I was following it on livescores so I really couldn't tell just by the score line.

No! they don't show doubles here :mad:
but Black/Ullyett is a very hard couple! that's what I meant

adelaide
08-12-2005, 05:15 AM
that's upsetting, because I thought David and Richaaaaaard made a pretty good team :sad:

i was at the Gasquet-Ferrer vs Niemeyer-Grosjean and I enjoyed it so much. They weren't exactly solid (David's serves weren't working lol) but I thought they did pretty well as a team. Too bad they had to face such a tough team :awww:

silverwhite
08-12-2005, 12:13 PM
No! they don't show doubles here :mad:
but Black/Ullyett is a very hard couple! that's what I meant

Didn't Richard and Julien Benneteau beat them at Queen's? I'm not saying that it's Ferrer's fault. Maybe they just don't work that well together.

Daniela_CABJ
08-12-2005, 09:25 PM
Didn't Richard and Julien Benneteau beat them at Queen's? I'm not saying that it's Ferrer's fault. Maybe they just don't work that well together.

yes! you're right! Richard and Julien won that match at Queen's... then, I guess it's David Ferrer's fault :lol:
just kidding!

Suzi
08-12-2005, 11:01 PM
ok dunno wether to do a new thread or carry on, but the draw has come out for cincy and he is up against Feli!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-12-2005, 11:03 PM
(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v (WC) BLAKE, James USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Qualifier
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v (14) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(9) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
Qualifier v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v (8) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(4) SAFIN, Marat RUS v Qualifier
(WC) MURRAY, Andy GBR v DENT, Taylor USA
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SODERLING, Robin SWE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v (13) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

(10) PUERTA, Mariano ARG v (WC) GINEPRI, Robby USA
Qualifier v FERRER, David ESP
Qualifier v SPADEA, Vincent USA
MOYA, Carlos ESP v (7) AGASSI, Andre USA

(6) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(SE) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v HAAS, Tommy GER
GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v Qualifier
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v (11) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(16) GASQUET, Richard FRA v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
ANCIC, Mario CRO v MELLO, Ricardo BRA
Qualifier v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
ANDREEV, Igor RUS v (3) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(5) RODDICK, Andy USA v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Qualifier v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v (12) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v (WC) MONFILS, Gael FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v BECK, Karol SVK
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

delsa
08-12-2005, 11:20 PM
Not so bad for a MS. Féli Lopez, then very likely to be Ancic and Hewitt as a seeded player. We'll see. He musn't take anything for granted as his early exit in Montréal has showed. And no third round clash with Nadal for once! :p ;)

Suzi
08-12-2005, 11:28 PM
i agree its not a bad draw compared to montreal but he still needs to mentally toughen up and get his ass in to gear! ALLEZ

Éowyn
08-13-2005, 12:19 AM
Didn't Richard and Julien Benneteau beat them at Queen's? I'm not saying that it's Ferrer's fault. Maybe they just don't work that well together.

i was at that match was a brilliant game by tot and julien! richard was throwing himself all over the place

tennisgirl19
08-13-2005, 02:53 AM
Oh no!!! I like Feliciano Lopez and Mario Ancic. :sad: Decent draw (not great). Richie is going to have to bring his A game and kick some ass!

Allez Richard :banana:

tennisgirl19
08-13-2005, 03:24 AM
By the way don't know where to post this, but...

"-- > Looking for the next issue of DEUCE Magazine already ... well, LLEYTON HEWITT and RICHARD GASQUET each did a photo shoot for the next issue of the ATP's official magazine on Monday." ---ATP Insider

That's so cool Richard is going to be in Deuce in a photo shoot. I have the issue of Duece from last year and the photo spreads are amazing. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see Richard! :hearts:

Daniela_CABJ
08-13-2005, 04:01 AM
Decent draw (not great).
I think exactly the same!

Too bad he has to play against Feli :sad:

silverwhite
08-13-2005, 04:17 AM
Can we start a new thread for Cincy? :p

silverwhite
08-13-2005, 04:31 AM
I just changed the title. :lol:

silverwhite
08-13-2005, 04:36 AM
Dangerous draw for Richard. Big servers in the first 2 rounds who like fast surfaces. He has to improve his returns (he didn't return too well in Montreal) if he wants to win those matches. I actually would be quite excited if he could play Lleyton. Lleyton is still recovering from a sickness and it would be great if Richard could take the opportunity to beat him. :devil:

But we shouldn't think too far ahead. Look what happened when people talked about a Nadal vs Richard 3rd round match in Montreal. :help:

Jennay
08-13-2005, 05:19 PM
Allez Richard! Good luck! :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-13-2005, 08:45 PM
I dont like the draw :sad: sucky :sad:

silverwhite
08-14-2005, 10:09 AM
The doubles draw is out. It seems that Richard's not playing in Cincinnati. Maybe he and Seb fell out after their match in Montreal. :lol:

*julie*
08-14-2005, 12:36 PM
The doubles draw is out. It seems that Richard's not playing in Cincinnati. Maybe he and Seb fell out after their match in Montreal. :lol:

Hopefully they didn't... :rolleyes:
And once again, Seb could play a french player on the 2nd round against Paulo :mad:

Btw Good luck in Cincy Richard :worship:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-14-2005, 03:43 PM
The doubles draw is out. It seems that Richard's not playing in Cincinnati. Maybe he and Seb fell out after their match in Montreal. :lol:

:haha: :haha:

Maybe hes just having a break and focusing on singles? :)

tennisgirl19
08-14-2005, 04:37 PM
I want Richard and David to play again.... Darn!

Aleksa's Laydee
08-14-2005, 09:06 PM
Center Court
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Nicolas MASSU (CHI) vs Tim HENMAN (GBR)
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Jurgen MELZER (AUT)
followed by
Guillermo CORIA (ARG) vs Paradorn SRICHAPHAN (THA)
NOT BEFORE 7:30 PM
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs James BLAKE (USA)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

Vialator
08-14-2005, 10:02 PM
NOT BEFORE 7:30 PM
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs James BLAKE (USA)
followed by
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)

That can be a nocturnal match. I hope it will not be a probleme for Richard like happen in his last confrontation with Grosjean :confused:

gogo_guga
08-15-2005, 01:09 AM
I want Richard and David to play again.... Darn!

Oh my god, I totally agree with you!!!!!!!! They were so perfect together because David was all jumpy and pumped up all the time, and Richard was always so calm and poised. And when they talked to each other and laughed it was adorable!!

tennisgirl19
08-15-2005, 01:47 AM
Richard's match is going to be late. I'll have my fingers crossed tomorrow for him. Hopefully he will be used to the lights by now.

:banana: Allez Richard!!

silverwhite
08-15-2005, 02:15 AM
Please be quick, Fed! :lol:

Daniela_CABJ
08-15-2005, 04:54 AM
Please be quick, Fed! :lol:
:lol: yes!!! please!!! waiting sucks!

Richard has a lot of chances if he can control Feli's serve

:yeah: Allez Richard!!!

gogo_guga
08-15-2005, 01:08 PM
Gasquet v. Lopez, that's gonna be a tough one for me because I like them both.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-15-2005, 07:06 PM
i wont get coverage of it as its so late :sad:

Allez Richie :D

Suzi
08-15-2005, 08:54 PM
tell about the lateness, stupid time zones :p ha i guess i would have to find out tommorrow, lets hope i wake up to good news!! :yeah: ALLEZ!

tennisgirl19
08-16-2005, 01:49 AM
Federer and Blake are only in the first set and its around 8:50 local time/Cincy time. I'm thinking Richie will be on court @ around 9:30 ish..

Allez Richard :bounce:

deflori
08-16-2005, 03:47 AM
7-5 first set!!!
Cmon Richy!!
Kill this muchosucka ;)

Daniela_CABJ
08-16-2005, 05:01 AM
:bounce:
(16)R Gasquet (FRA) d F Lopez (ESP) 75 46 61

Richard will be playing against Mario Ancic next round

deflori
08-16-2005, 11:03 AM
Yup - Nice win Richard!

Think he can beat Ancic for sure :wavey:

silverwhite
08-16-2005, 11:38 AM
I heard he was 3-1 up in the second set. Lopez broke back and broke again when Richard hit a DF on BP. :mad: I hope it's not becoming a habit...

Anyway, good comeback in the 3rd! He has to serve better next round to keep up with Ancic.

Aleksa's Laydee
08-16-2005, 11:54 AM
:bounce:
(16)R Gasquet (FRA) d F Lopez (ESP) 75 46 61

well done richie :woohoo:

*julie*
08-16-2005, 12:41 PM
I heard he was 3-1 up in the second set. Lopez broke back and broke again when Richard hit a DF on BP. :mad: I hope it's not becoming a habit...

Anyway, good comeback in the 3rd! He has to serve better next round to keep up with Ancic.

I've just seen the replay of the match and after having broken Lopez in the 2nd set he kind of loose his concentration.
It's good that in the 3rd he had a tough first game and saved BP. Then, he broke him and at 3-1 hold well. He kept focused in the 3rd so well done Richie... :yeah:
Good luck against Ancic.:worship:

oskyldig
08-16-2005, 08:47 PM
I heard he was 3-1 up in the second set. Lopez broke back and broke again when Richard hit a DF on BP. :mad: I hope it's not becoming a habit...

Anyway, good comeback in the 3rd! He has to serve better next round to keep up with Ancic.

hehe.. Just because it happens once doesn't mean that it is a habit ;-) He is too good for that

tennisgirl19
08-17-2005, 01:27 AM
Richard :banana:

Allez Richard :bounce:

Daniela_CABJ
08-17-2005, 03:39 AM
Ancic is gonna be hard, but not impossible for Richard
:yeah: Allez Richard!!!

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2005

Grandstand start 11:00 AM
(WC)G Monfils (FRA) vs K Beck (SVK)
(16)R Gasquet (FRA) vs M Ancic (CRO)
(4)M Safin (RUS) vs (WC)A Murray (GBR)
J Chela (ARG) vs (12)T Henman (GBR)
Not before 7:30 PM
(WC)R Ginepri (USA) vs D Ferrer (ESP)

silverwhite
08-17-2005, 01:27 PM
hehe.. Just because it happens once doesn't mean that it is a habit ;-) He is too good for that

You don't know what happened twice in the same match last week? :o

Suzi
08-17-2005, 02:05 PM
A bit belated but :woohoo: against Flop!

Karate Kids is one tough cookie its gonna be hard for Richie but I hope he does well and not have a brain fart during the match :p

ALLEZ RICHIE! http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge7.gif

Marine
08-17-2005, 05:00 PM
extract from l'Equipe:

L'humidité lui fit glisser la raquette des mains en plein service. " C'est mon problème, je sue, je sue...y'avait même des bulles qui sortaient des chaussures !" :haha:

Priceless

delsa
08-17-2005, 05:23 PM
You don't know what happened twice in the same match last week? :o
Yeah that's kind of concerning...But i think it won't become an habit.
@ Marine: :lol: Bubbles coming out of his shoes?...Hallucination or he really sweats that much? :rolls:
The experience of the match vs. Grosjean helped him against Lopez. But he wasted a break and a set... :( He's learning but still... I hope Deblicker "talked him off"...He won't be able to do that aginst Ancic...

oskyldig
08-17-2005, 05:45 PM
You don't know what happened twice in the same match last week? :o

Of course I do.. But still doesn't matter ;-)
Just cause someone gets down in a set or in a game, doesn't mean anything because they have just as good of a chance to come back =) It all depends on how someone handles it :-D

silverwhite
08-17-2005, 07:48 PM
He lost 6-4 7-6 to Ancic. :(

To those who matched the match: How serious is the injury? How did he play?

Aleksa's Laydee
08-17-2005, 07:50 PM
:awww: Poor Richard :sad: :sad::hug:

Marine
08-17-2005, 07:54 PM
He lost 6/4 7/6, he has an arm injury, he couldn't serve normally.
That was a boring and lowwwwww match. (Ancis used to take 40 sec betwwen each point !!)
Spectators were bad, I don't know if I'm paranoiac or what but they I had the impression they cheered more ancic than richard, applauding his aces and not richard's amorties !
That's a pity, Richard was much better than Ancic, he even humiliated on some points...

linus
08-17-2005, 07:55 PM
dear richard, my mum's lil french son :sad: :sad:

*julie*
08-17-2005, 07:58 PM
He lost 6-4 7-6 to Ancic. :(

To those who matched the match: How serious is the injury? How did he play?

He served only 2nds....
He had many winners with drop shots but I am afraid that his injury could be serious.

Ancic didn't play his best tennis so Richard may have not retired seeing he still could have some chances... But the injury was bothering a lot on his serves...

I just hope it's not too serious and that he will recover soon.

Daniela_CABJ
08-17-2005, 08:03 PM
:bigcry: I can't believe it! I wanted a match between Hewitt and Richard
:sad: :sad: :sad:
I hope Richard gets better soon

silverwhite
08-17-2005, 08:12 PM
He served only 2nds....
He had many winners with drop shots but I am afraid that his injury could be serious.

Ancic didn't play his best tennis so Richard may have not retired seeing he still could have some chances... But the injury was bothering a lot on his serves...

I just hope it's not too serious and that he will recover soon.

You mean he served his first serve like his second serve or he missed a lot of first serves?

Anyway, it must be quite embarrassing for Ancic to only break an injured Richard 3 times.

Suzi
08-17-2005, 08:17 PM
http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/otn/ptamaen.gif awwww nooooo I hope hes ok and recover soon! :hug:

*julie*
08-17-2005, 09:48 PM
You mean he served his first serve like his second serve or he missed a lot of first serves?

Anyway, it must be quite embarrassing for Ancic to only break an injured Richard 3 times.

Exactly. His first serves were actually hit like seconds. Ancic was very angry cos yes, he didn't take advantage of this.

Richard managed to hit great shots (many dropshots, a dropshot on serve, an amazing lob...) which made Ancic a bit nervous. The commentators said "Il le ridiculise là"...
He hold well in the 2nd but it was obvious that he couldn't play properly because of this injury.(I was like "Come on Richard!!! :mad: Retire)

Btw, he was in the crowd during Paulo's match. He was smiling and didn't seem to be so "affected" by his loss.

Take some rest and recover well Richard!

Jennay
08-18-2005, 12:10 AM
Richard :hug: What exactly is his injury? :awww:

gogo_guga
08-18-2005, 01:10 AM
Did you get any pics of him watching Paulo?? Please say yes!!!

tennisgirl19
08-18-2005, 01:28 AM
:bigcry: Richard

I hope that his arm is okay. Get well soon Richie! :sad:

oskyldig
08-18-2005, 03:26 AM
Exactly. His first serves were actually hit like seconds. Ancic was very angry cos yes, he didn't take advantage of this.

Richard managed to hit great shots (many dropshots, a dropshot on serve, an amazing lob...) which made Ancic a bit nervous. The commentators said "Il le ridiculise là"...
He hold well in the 2nd but it was obvious that he couldn't play properly because of this injury.(I was like "Come on Richard!!! :mad: Retire)

Btw, he was in the crowd during Paulo's match. He was smiling and didn't seem to be so "affected" by his loss.

Take some rest and recover well Richard!

Awww. What an awesome friend he is being to watch another match and not be all down in the dumps.. That makes me get all warm fuzzies inside :)

Marine
08-18-2005, 09:57 AM
L'Equipe

APRÈS L’ASCENSION vertigineuse du printemps, d’éphémères premiers tourments viennent gâcher la nouvelle quiétude de Richard Gasquet. À Montréal, il a perdu symboliquement la lutte fratricide face à celui qu’il vient de chasser du poste de leader national, Sébastien Grosjean. À Cincinnati, à ce même stade d’un deuxième tour sur lequel il avait pris l’habitude de surfer allégrement, il a défendu ses chances face à Ancic avec l’assurance en berne. « Il avait mal au coude et il l’a trop montré, maugréait son entraîneur Eric Deblicker. Mais même dans cet état, je pense qu’il aurait pu gagner. » Il a perdu, sans réellement pouvoir forcer son service et son revers. Un break fatal à 4-5 dans le premier set sur deux retours appuyés de son adversaire et un tie-break survolé par le service du géant croate au terme de la deuxième manche ont scellé les minces espoirs du fragile no1 français. En manque d’autonomie physique en Coupe Davis face à la Russie, le voilà maintenant avec un coude en bandoulière, qui le faisait déjà souffrir à la fin de son match face à Feliciano Lopez. « C’est une tendinite qui revient tous les quatre-cinq mois, soufflait-il hier avant de passer des examens qui pourraient le conduire au forfait à New Haven. Même si je me sens bien physiquement, il va falloir que je prenne un peu de repos. Dès le matin du match, j’avais déjà eu mal. Ça m’a handicapé, notamment en revers dans lequel je ne pouvais pas mettre trop de lift, et au service aussi. À la fin du premier set, je servais face au vent, il fallait bien que je me fasse breaker à un moment ou à un autre… Ce n’est pas plus grave que ça. Mon tennis est là. Mais ça ne peut pas toujours sourire. »

PinkFeatherBoa
08-18-2005, 11:01 AM
Hope Richard rests up and recovers well. :)

Ayane
08-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Désolé, mais j'ai du mal à parler l'anglais pour parler de cette infos :s !!
On est bien vu que Richard est blessé quand il a joué face à Lopez mais surtout face à Ancic ki la couter une défaite (mais c'est pas tellement grave, j'admire son courage de continuer le match et il s'est battu en etant blessé, il y avait toujours un espoir de gagner). Alors Richard a passé des examens pour savoir sil allait demandé de forfait pour son prochain tournoi! C'est le cas, Richard ne va pas participer au tournoi de New Haven aux USA, pour cause de tendinite au coude.
J'espère qu'il ira mieux pour bien commencer US Open !!

dsl pour les autres ki ne savent parler français !! jai pu le dire en anglais

Marine
08-18-2005, 08:38 PM
Désolé, mais j'ai du mal à parler l'anglais pour parler de cette infos :s !!
On est bien vu que Richard est blessé quand il a joué face à Lopez mais surtout face à Ancic ki la couter une défaite (mais c'est pas tellement grave, j'admire son courage de continuer le match et il s'est battu en etant blessé, il y avait toujours un espoir de gagner). Alors Richard a passé des examens pour savoir sil allait demandé de forfait pour son prochain tournoi! C'est le cas, Richard ne va pas participer au tournoi de New Haven aux USA, pour cause de tendinite au coude.
J'espère qu'il ira mieux pour bien commencer US Open !!

dsl pour les autres ki ne savent parler français !! jai pu le dire en anglais

Ok, merci Ayane.
Richard withdraws in New Haven, he's a bend tendinitis (?).

Suzi
08-18-2005, 11:07 PM
well i hope he rests up and take the time to recover, i think it is a good idea to skip new haven in order not to damage himself even more :hug:

tennisgirl19
08-19-2005, 03:18 AM
Smart move on his part. Hopefully he will be all rested for his US Open debut(main draw men's singles)

btw, cute avatar Suzi, I love it :bounce:

Daniela_CABJ
08-19-2005, 04:05 AM
well i hope he rests up and take the time to recover, i think it is a good idea to skip new haven in order not to damage himself even more :hug:
I agree.
He needs to rest if he wants to be ok for the US Open

Cindy19
08-19-2005, 04:13 AM
for a normal people work for 5 days and get 2 days rest
but tennis player have to work for such a long time...

Suzi
08-19-2005, 06:05 PM
it is true and when they do have like a week off of something they are probably training their ass off!, my RESPECT to all of em!

oskyldig
08-21-2005, 03:20 AM
Yes.. Skipping New Haven would be quite good actually.. Especially since it is RIGHT before the US Open. It would be un-intelligent to do too many tournaments before a grand slam; since they are 2 weeks long and have more matches~!

tennisgirl19
08-22-2005, 12:27 AM
I don't know where to post this so here goes:

I was at the Bronx Challenger in NYC today and guess who showed up? Richard (and Eric). I saw them walk in and my mouth nearly fell on the floor. They were there cheering on countryman Thierry Ascione in the final. And in Thierry's thank you speech he thanks Richard and Eric. To be honest, I ended up watching Richard during the match more than the final itself. :lol:
After the match was over he was walking outside near the food court and my mom had to go up to talk to him. She asked him about New Haven (even though I could of answered that for her) and told him good luck at the US Open. So yeah that's pretty much it, but just wanted to post my Richard sighting =) (Oh and I should of had my camera. I didn't bring it all week and I totally forgot about it today. After seeing him I am really mad at myself because I would of taken a picture with him :mad: )

delsa
08-22-2005, 12:48 AM
Deblicker reproached him showing to Ancic too much that he was injured because despite that he was doing more than hanging there and actually "humiliated" Ancic with a lot of perfect dropshots, lobs, incredible shots that he hit very nonchalantly... Since as soon as he discovered he was hurt too badly it was as if he actually just took the match as "practice" refusing to withdraw to show he has changed and not to add to his reputation of a "prone to give up easily" type of player that he earned in the juniors and during his first years on the pro tour... :aplot: (i should try to stop making so long sentences...)
Deblicker said he could have won despite his injury and that he wasn't ambitious/pro enough that day...
This match was hilarious! Despite serving at between 130 and 170 kph, being unable to topspin his BH (that's what he said in the bit of article posted above anyway...), hit the ball hard enough etc...he was just enjoying himself and made Ancic look ridiculous...:lol: (i have absolutely nothing against Ancic but that was really funny to watch...and Mario had the last laugh anyway since he won the match...). He was playing with his nerves so much! lol! Making him run to eventually lost the point, showing a lot of tactical intelligence to win his points despite his problems etc... That was so surreal it was funny...
But he didn't even try to win the match yet didn't want to retire. He could have won it without showing he was hurt so much at least Deblicker believed he could as he said and with more will to do so above all. It was obvious that he was superior to Ancic on this day(Ancic wasn't playing really well...) even with his tendinitis but he just didn't try. He just hold his serve and when he served against the wind at the end of each set and in the tie-break got broken...He could have served "à la cuillère" too (like Chang did in a famous RG final when he faked being tired...i don't know what's the word in English...) as some ppl on his site's forum pointed out. Maybe it would have been more effective than his grandma's serve. ;)
He even smiled when he and Ancic shaked hands at the net and Ancic told him he was sorry about his injury etc...And he could be seen later during Paulo Mathieu's match coming to say hello to Thierry Tulasne (Mathieu's coach) and chating a little bit, laughing with a big smile on his face so that didn't seem to bother him really. And in the L'Equipe bit, he said it's not a tragedy. He said that, appart from that problem with his elbow, that he already had in his match against Lopez (as the commentators here had feared during the match...), he feels well physically and confident enough in his game on harcourt despite not playing a lot of matches. That's reassuring.
Monfils could be seen at his "match" against Ancic (it wasn't a match in the first sense really...) speaking with someone on his cell phone too...Just for the record.
Ancic was warned so late for the time he took before serving. I really wonder what the umpire was thinking. :rolleyes: He took as much as 1 minute between two points! And the time he took kept being longer and longer... :devil:
This tendinitis problem is very concerning. :scared: Richard already mentioned it during Wimbledon and he says it's recurrent and comes back every 4 or 5 months! :help: He said he'll have some medical tests to see what it really is. I hope it's not a serious injury that he didn't cure well enough. That could stop his progress. He should REALLY work on his physical shape...
Having seen that match, i think it's really wise of him to withdraw from New Haven. He must focus on curing definitely this tendinitis (i hope it's not so serious...) so that it doesn't bother him any more and try to prepare for the USO.
I read he is already in New York and went there directly after Cincy and Tennisgirl19 confirmed it by reporting that she saw him there as he was at the GHI Bronx Classic Challenger final cheering on Ascione a few days ago...So no jetlag and extra tiredness for him. That's another good decision, i think.

Jennay
08-22-2005, 12:54 AM
Best of luck at the USO, Richard! :banana: :hug:

tennisgirl19
08-22-2005, 02:26 AM
He could have served "à la cuillère" too (like Chang did in a famous RG final when he faked being tired...i don't know what's the word in English...)

Under-handed :)

Thanks for your awesome match report Delsa :hug:

linus
08-22-2005, 06:42 AM
yea, very funny :D

thanks :worship:

linus
08-22-2005, 06:43 AM
dear richard, run happily on hard of US Open :kiss:

silverwhite
08-22-2005, 04:33 PM
Under-handed :)

Thanks for your awesome match report Delsa :hug:

Underarm serve, I think. Doesn't underhanded mean something else? ;)

The match sounds hilarious. I wished they had shown it over here. :mad:

tennisgirl19
08-22-2005, 04:48 PM
I use under-handed and underarm serve for the same thing. When I talk about the way he served I usually say under-handed. But I guess technically it means a different thing, but most people I know use it for one and the same.

*julie*
08-22-2005, 05:33 PM
The match sounds hilarious. I wished they had shown it over here. :mad:

Believe me, this match was more frustrating than hilarious... ;)

It's good that he has decided to withdraw from New Haven. Hopefully, he will recover this week and will be able to play his best at the USO. Let's pray for a good draw :angel:

Btw, in l'équipe of yesterday, Santoro has promised he would play by the end of the season a tournament in double with Gasquet. We don't know in which tournie though :rolleyes:

delsa
08-22-2005, 06:09 PM
Believe me, this match was more frustrating than hilarious... ;)

Yeah, you're right. It was not a good match despite some beautiful points and the fact that Richard was injured, Ancic not playing well and taking so much time between serves gave a weird rythm to it... Overall it was very frustrating because i couldn't help wanting Richard to try to win it and not litteraly gave it to Ancic as he did and playing a lot more badly than usual but he tried to do things he never does usually so that was still pleasant...But it was hilarious during Richard's serves for sure...:lol:

Why Santoro feels he has to promiss he'll partner Richard in doubles?

*julie*
08-22-2005, 06:31 PM
Why Santoro feels he has to promiss he'll partner Richard in doubles?

Yes, I was a bit surprised by the word "promise" too... like it would be an honour to play with Santoro :lol: But it was not a quote from Santoro actually.
Here is the little article in french ;)

Masters en vue pour Santoro-Llodra
Actuels neuvièmes à la Race et en course pour les masters, Santoro et Llodra se sont qualifiés pour la demi-finale de double où ils affrontaient la nuit dernière la paire zimbabwéenne Black-Ullyet. En quart de finale face au Huss-Moodie, Llodra a fait des siennes, récoltant un avertissement burlesque en toute fin de match. Alors qu'il se faisait chambrer par un ami dans les tribunes, il avait envoyé en direction du taquin une balle appuyée...qui finit par frôler les jambes d'une mamie américaine. Prêt à se dissocier de son trubulent partenaire, Santoro a promis pour la fin de la saison qu'il allait essayer de faire un tournoi associé à Monfils et un autre avec Gasquet.

delsa
08-22-2005, 07:04 PM
Thank you for the article, Julie!
Llodra is still the same, it seems...:rolleyes: Grow up, giant stupid kid!

Marine
08-22-2005, 08:46 PM
récoltant un avertissement burlesque en toute fin de match. Alors qu'il se faisait chambrer par un ami dans les tribunes, il avait envoyé en direction du taquin une balle appuyée...qui finit par frôler les jambes d'une mamie américaine. [ [/B]

Il est grave, lui !! :lol:
After the bird in Melbourne, the old lady !!!


Santoro will play with Richard...that's weird, everybody wants to play with him, Seb wanted to play with Rihcra in montreal and cincinnatti but it was not possible.

Suzi
08-24-2005, 06:44 PM
He will be playing Alberto Martin in the 1st rnd!

Éowyn
08-24-2005, 06:49 PM
i have to say i like tots draw alot better than the rest of my boys (andy v robby rd 2 why they do they hate me :bigcry: )
it is possible that donald could get his first tour win in rd 1 (depending who the qualifier is) so tot could have young in rd2.

Suzi
08-24-2005, 06:54 PM
i dont think its that bad either! sorry to here bouts ur robby for rnd 2 :hug:

plus no nadal in 3rd rnd lol so thats cool

Éowyn
08-24-2005, 07:17 PM
yeah i think tots is looking good he could have a good run :)

delsa
08-24-2005, 08:25 PM
That's Richard who wants to play with all of them, Marine! :lol: He needs doubles experiences. And Forget asked all the potential DC players to practice doubles as much as they can, remember? I even think he's the one who asked Santoro to "promiss" he'll play with the youngsters...

That's good if he has the opportunity to play with such a "doubles specialist" as Santoro. They may even end up winning something if they take it seriously. I read they get on well. Richard is almost "gérontophile" in his friendships, it seems except for the friends he has in his club... (He doesn't mind/likes being around old guys comparing to him, don't you think? :tape: I don't know where this comes from...).

Do you think that it's a good sign or a bad sign that he's seeded 13 for the USO?
Are some of you supersticious like me? :unsure: :scared:

I'm just hoping that he'll be able to play the USO right now. Because even injured he could snatch a few wins and gain some very precious points...But we can't hope for a great run this year considering the current conditions. It's a shame that such a "good" draw for him could be "wasted" but since he's injured...

linus
08-24-2005, 08:33 PM
ALLEZ, dear richard!!

delsa
08-24-2005, 08:54 PM
Il est grave, lui !! :lol:
After the bird in Melbourne, the old lady !!!

Santoro will play with Richard...That's weird, everybody wants to play with him, Seb wanted to play with Richard in Montréal and Cincinnati but it was not possible.

You're right Marine: Llodra is "grave"... :rolleyes: :lol:

"Masters in sight for Santoro-Llodra
Currently ranked 9th at the Race and still fighting for a place at the Masters, Santoro and Llodra qualified for the semi-final in which they faced the Zimbabwean pair Black-Ullyet in the middle of last night. During their quarterfinal against Huss-Moodie, Llodra could be seen behaving as his usual self, gaining a burlesque warning at the very end of the match. As one of his friends in the stands was teasing him, he send in the direction of the joker a ball that he hit too hard and that landed...on the legs of an old American lady...Ready to separate from his turbulent partner, Santoro promissed that, before the end of the season, he'll try to participate in a tournament associated with Monfils in doubles and in another one partnering Gasquet."

Aleksa's Laydee
08-24-2005, 09:38 PM
Not a bad draw..good luck richie!!

deflori
08-24-2005, 10:22 PM
Alberto Martin is a claycourtspecialist,but can sometimes play on hardcourt too...
But this should be no problem for Richy - hope he comes wide..when here in runs tennis since a long time:)

*julie*
08-25-2005, 12:08 AM
Do you think that it's a good sign or a bad sign that he's seeded 13 for the USO?
Are some of you supersticious like me? :unsure: :scared:



I am supersticious as well Delsa but 13 is a lucky number... ;)
Btw thanks for the translation of the article, I was a bit lazy!

Good luck Richard :worship:
This si not a bad draw. Hopefully, he will have recovered from his injury *crossed fingers* and will take advantage of this draw.

tennisgirl19
08-25-2005, 12:53 AM
I saw the draw this morning and was actually pretty happy with it compared to other Richard draws. I'm a bit nervous about the arm injury but hopefully it will be fully healed by the time he has to play his 1st round match. I mean his 1st round match might not be until Wednesday so that's a long rest (Why the US Open spreads the men's 1st round matches over three days is beyond me.)

Allez Richard :banana:

oskyldig
08-25-2005, 02:08 AM
Alberto Martin is a claycourtspecialist,but can sometimes play on hardcourt too...
But this should be no problem for Richy - hope he comes wide..when here in runs tennis since a long time:)

Mm so true.. But you know lately these days all the claycourt specialists are doing well on hard courts.. It's the case for me.. the slow red clay that I grew with helps with the hardcourt games.

silverwhite
08-25-2005, 09:44 AM
Martin is injured, if I'm not wrong.

delsa
08-25-2005, 11:51 AM
Very reassuring news concerning Richard from today's L'Equipe! :yeah:

Gasquet a repris
Richard Gasquet , qui avait souffert à Cincinnati d'une inflammation au coude, a retrouvé la raquette hier après quelques jours off. «Ca va beaucoup mieux.», se réjouissait-il, pas mécontent non plus de son tirage au sort qualifié de «pas trop mal». Son programme de reprise est très classieux. Hier, il a tapé la balle avec safin sur le court Louis-armstrong, le central bis de Flushing Meadows. Aujourd'hui, il donne la réplique à Hewitt. et quand Rusedski est venu lui demander son concours pour une séance, le très courtisé Français a dû poliment décliner l'invitation: «Non, Greg, j'ai déjà quelqu'un...». _ F. Ra.

:lol: That's better than the anectdote about him saying that he sweated so much that he had bubbles coming out of his shoes that Marine posted earlier... That's more flatering at least... :rolls:

Plus a little something about his first round opponent:

L'adversaire de Gasquet
.Alberto Martin .
.(Espagne)
.Vingt-sept ans, né le 20août 1978 à Barcelone
.1,75m; 73 kg
.Droitier, revers à une main
.Classement ATP: 61ème.
.Meilleur Classement: 34 ème (juin 2001)
.Palmarès: 3 titres (Casablanca, Bucarest en 1999, Majorque en 2001)
.Sa saison 2005: finale à Costa do Saoipe, demi-finale à Buenos Aires.

That little bit of news made my day! :woohoo: It seems that he'll be at the USO! ;)

Marine
08-25-2005, 11:52 AM
ehhh tu vas plus vite que moi delsa j'allais poster l'article en question qui m'a bien fait rire. Et oui, c'est plus gratifiant que les bulles ! lol

delsa
08-25-2005, 12:47 PM
ehhh tu vas plus vite que moi delsa j'allais poster l'article en question qui m'a bien fait rire. Et oui, c'est plus gratifiant que les bulles ! lol
Yeah but you beat me to it two times on other threads so that's ok, isn't it? ;)

Let's share the laugh! :lol:
Here's a translation:

Gasquet returned
Richard Gasquet, who suffered from an inflammation of the right elbow, retook his racquet yesterday after a few days off. «I'm doing a lot better now.», he delighted at, not unhappy of his draw either that he qualified of «not too bad » (< :lol: at that... :devil: ). The programm of his return is very "classy". Yesterday, he hit the ball with Safin on the Louis-Armstrong court, the central bis of Flushing Meadows. Today, he "gives his cue" to Hewitt. And when Rusedski came to ask him to be his sparring-partner for a practice session, the "very demanded" Frenchman who didn't know which way to turn, had to politely decline the invitation: «Sorry but no, Greg. I'm already practising with someone...». _ F. Ra.

Pfff! :haha: Better than the bubbles anectdote, i told you! The way they put it make it sound as if they were teasing Richard so much...lol!

silverwhite
08-25-2005, 02:17 PM
le très courtisé Français a dû poliment décliner l'invitation: «Non, Greg, j'ai déjà quelqu'un...»

Oh dear. I hope he didn't say it directly like that in English. :lol:

oskyldig
08-25-2005, 03:30 PM
lol just sounds funny as it is; so informal but at the same time having someone else lol

delsa
08-25-2005, 03:54 PM
Richard :lol: Glad to hear he's better.
Yeah, but i hope he's not bluffing too much and really feels at least a little bit better...Of course he can't not give it a try with a draw like that. But we're not fooled. Tendinitis does not heal in a heartbeat...

(I sound so pedantic! :rolleyes: ...Sorry)

silverwhite
08-25-2005, 04:37 PM
lol just sounds funny as it is; so informal but at the same time having someone else lol

If he said, "I have someone else already" (direct translation), it sounds like he's saying that he is taken. :o

OK, nvm. :lol:

tennisgirl19
08-25-2005, 08:32 PM
Wow, Richard's such a popular guy. :rolls: Everyone wants him...

Allez :bounce:

Suzi
08-25-2005, 08:35 PM
Wow, Richard's such a popular guy. :rolls: Everyone wants him...

Allez :bounce:

I was thinking that! http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/aktion/action-smiley-070.gif next they be fighting for him :p joke

Daniela_CABJ
08-25-2005, 10:46 PM
I was thinking that! http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/aktion/action-smiley-070.gif next they be fighting for him :p joke

:lol: that would be really funny

delsa
08-26-2005, 11:05 AM
Yeah, but i hope he's not bluffing too much and really feels at least a little bit better...Of course he can't not give it a try with a draw like that. But we're not fooled. Tendinitis does not heal in a heartbeat...

(I sound so pedantic! :rolleyes: ...Sorry)
I knew i shouldn't have been so euphoric! What we feared the most, since we heard about these chronical pains in the elbow without admiting it, happened...In today's L'Equipe, Deblicker says that Richard suffers from a beginning of the famous "Tennis Elbow" (or lateral epicondylitis)! :hysteric: Catastrophic news! He says he can only train 1h30min a day, can't serve properly etc...So his participation at the USO is in doubt again!
In this case, players have to stop playing completely, rest their elbow and get "intensive care" so that it heals completely and doesn't become something chronical that they'll have to deal with for the rest of their life and career...:sobbing:
The only treatment is a complete rest of the tendons plus some injections. Sometimes for more than a year! :sad: What a blow! I hope it won't stop his progression too badly...
Infos about it there: http://www.tennis-elbow.net
I don't like what i read... :crying2: :scared:

delsa
08-26-2005, 11:38 AM
OK from one feeling to another...(my heart won't stand it...).
Apparently he's still supposed to play. But still the alert is here...:scared:

LE COUDE DE RICHARD
– Sans se montrer particulièrement inquiet, Éric Deblicker, le coach de Richard Gasquet, attendait de voir le début de la compétition avant de se prononcer sur l’évolution de l’inflammation au coude droit qui perturbe son protégé depuis une semaine. « C’est le début d’un tennis-elbow et il faut toujours faire attention. Richard suit quotidiennementune heure et demie de soins et il ne peut toujours s’entraîner qu’une heure et demie. On verra quand les matches s’enchaîneront. Pour l’instant, les sensations de jeu sont très bonnes. Mais si ça le lance à nouveau au coude… »
L'Equipe

Ayane
08-26-2005, 11:40 AM
this is the article L'equipe that delsa is taking about: (sorry it's in french)

LECOUDEDERICHARD.
– Sans se montrer particulièrement inquiet, Éric Deblicker, le coach de Richard Gasquet, attendait de voir le début de la compétition avant de se
prononcer sur l’évolution de l’inflammation au coude droit qui perturbe son protégé depuis une semaine. « C’est le début d’un tennis-elbow et il faut toujours faire attention. Richard suit quotidiennementune heure et demiede soin et il ne peut toujours s’entraîner qu’une heure et demie. On verra quand les matches s’enchaîneront. Pour l’instant, les sensations de jeu sont très bonnes. Mais si ça le lance à nouveau au coude… »

I don't like this new too!! Poor Richard :hysteric:

Marine
08-26-2005, 02:56 PM
Richard was at arnaud clement's match (quallies) with paulo. Nice of them to support the friends. It seems he's permanency with his cell phone at ears ! lol

delsa
08-26-2005, 03:24 PM
Richard was at arnaud clement's match (quallies) with paulo. Nice of them to support the friends. It seems he's permanently with his cell phone at ears ! lol
That's a bad habit all the young players have taken it seems...I hope he'll loose this one as he did with the video games one...
It's your job to make him do that, Eric! Act! :devil:

silverwhite
08-26-2005, 03:48 PM
Richard :( I thought you only get tennis elbow when you play with the wrong technique... Maybe it's the unorthodox backhand.

I think he might be able to win one or two rounds but when he faces big servers like Ljubicic or Roddick, his elbow might not be able to take it...

I don't know. He has a good draw and it would be nice for him to pick up a few points, but not at the expense of his career.

tennisgirl19
08-26-2005, 03:52 PM
I don't know. He has a good draw and it would be nice for him to pick up a few points, but not at the expense of his career.

Exactly. I would rather him not play at all then become more seriously injured. I'm really worried about his tennis elbow now. :sad: I want Richard to play the Open, but I don't want him to hurt himself more.

Richard :bigcry:

silverwhite
08-26-2005, 03:59 PM
He has no points to defend anyway, so there's nothing to lose.

skeiji
08-26-2005, 05:17 PM
:mad: :mad: bad news :sad:
poor Richard :banghead: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Aleksa's Laydee
08-26-2005, 05:40 PM
:awww: nooo richie please be ok :sad:

Suzi
08-26-2005, 06:46 PM
Exactly. I would rather him not play at all then become more seriously injured. I'm really worried about his tennis elbow now. :sad: I want Richard to play the Open, but I don't want him to hurt himself more.

Richard :bigcry:

I totally agree I rather him sit out the USO rather then risking his career for a GS he can do when hes more better! reading the things on the tennis elbow thing it seems quite serious and i wouldnt want him to damage himself even more

missing one GS is not the end of the world but having a career threatining injury is!

Get well Richard :hug:

Éowyn
08-26-2005, 06:58 PM
I totally agree I rather him sit out the USO rather then risking his career for a GS he can do when hes more better! reading the things on the tennis elbow thing it seems quite serious and i wouldnt want him to damage himself even more

missing one GS is not the end of the world but having a career threatining injury is!

Get well Richard :hug:

maybe we should sit him down with mardy and say this is what happens when you play a slam you don't need to play when injured :mad:

Éowyn
08-26-2005, 07:01 PM
Wow, Richard's such a popular guy. :rolls: Everyone wants him...

Allez :bounce:
this is why i think wrapping him in a blanket an dtakinghim home with me is still the best policy :angel:

tennisgirl19
08-26-2005, 09:12 PM
:lol: Sounds like a nice idea....

For some reason, I get the feeling that Richard is going to give it a try at least. From things I've read online and saw I have a feeling he's going to try to play the 1st round, but if its too painful then maybe he will retire. Also, I think his decision might be a last minute one.

Richard :hug:

Éowyn
08-26-2005, 10:07 PM
well hopefully he'll be okay and not have a problem! if he does he can always come to me and i'll kiss it better for him :)

Daniela_CABJ
08-27-2005, 04:29 AM
:sad: tennis elbow is not good :(
I hope he can get better, that's the most important thing to do now, it doesn't matter if he doesn't play... :bigcry:

Get well Richard :D

detheo
08-27-2005, 10:15 PM
:sad: tennis elbow is not good :(
I hope he can get better, that's the most important thing to do now, it doesn't matter if he doesn't play... :bigcry:

Get well Richard :D Okay, I've been trying to catch up with everything I've missed this month... I was kind of sad to see that Richard had lost in the second round of both TMS.
I was wondering though -does his injury have something to do with his defeats, or was he injured afterwards ?
And clearly, if there's something wrong with his elbow, he'd better not play the US Open. Poor Richard, hope he gets well quickly :sad:

delsa
08-27-2005, 11:20 PM
I was wondering though -does his injury have something to do with his defeats, or was he injured afterwards ?
Yeah it has a lot to do with them. He suffers from this beginning of tennis elbow since a long time (officialy declared in wimbledon and even a little before when he said he had massages/ "kinésithérapie" on his right arm...) and it takes a long time to develop so it's there since a long time...and will very likely take a long time to heal as well...(even if it's just a beginning and if he'll be taken care of by very efficient and competent professionals, i assume...).

linus
08-28-2005, 12:12 AM
what could i say to you, my poor richard, my mum's lil french son :sad:

just need you to take care to get well to be happy :hug:

Éowyn
08-28-2005, 01:35 AM
don't worry i'll look after him :angel:

silverwhite
08-28-2005, 04:16 PM
Apparently, Richie will play on Court 11 tomorrow. :)

Court N.11

Ai Sugiyama (JAP/N.30) - Alyona Bondarenki (UKR)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVQ/N.20) - Camille Pin (FRA)
Donald Young (USA) - Giorgio Galimberti (ITA)
Richard Gasquet (FRA/N.13) - Alberto Martin (ESP)

tennisgirl19
08-28-2005, 05:08 PM
:) This is great!! :woohoo:

I'm planning to go tomorrow and he's playing!! I'm so excited!! I figured that with my luck he wouldn't be on, but this is great!!! I can't believe it. My day has been made!! (Now I have to figure out where Court 11 is, :lol: )

:bounce:

delsa
08-28-2005, 06:12 PM
Have a fantastic time Sinéad! :yeah: Cheer him loudly (he'll need it...) for us and transmit good vibes to him please...(if you could take some pics too that would be great...). :)
That's great that he plays on Monday! That way, IF he wins, he'll have two days of rest after for his elbow to recover from the efforts of the match... ;)
Good luck Richard! :hug: We're all behind you. It will be as if we'll all help you make all your shots pushing your injured right arm by thoughts... :angel: ( :lol: http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/n045.gif )

Suzi
08-28-2005, 07:46 PM
Cool have fun Sinead! like delsa said cheer as loud as you can (if u dont get lost that is lol)

ALLEZ RICHARD! :yeah:

linus
08-28-2005, 10:38 PM
:lol: there are too many couples of eyes on your one face :lol:

silverwhite
08-28-2005, 11:01 PM
Have fun, Sinead.

Like Delsa said, cheer loudly for him and take lots of pics! ;)

Éowyn
08-29-2005, 12:46 AM
i'm guessing court 11 is probably not one of the 5 interactive courts on sky :( guess i'll find out tomorrow am making them put it on in the bar at work hehe

tennisgirl19
08-29-2005, 01:54 AM
The weather looks not so good for tomorrow so I'm hoping Richard's match will get in. The weather for the whole week looks crappy so yeah not a good start to the Open.
My camera doesn't have film (I really need a digital) and since I didn't know I was going until today I didn't have a chance, but if I can go buy a one time use one tomorrow morning I will def take photos. (I can't make any promises though, sorry!) Yeah, I can't wait to go. I just have to plan out my attack for the day (who I want to see and will they conflict).

Hopefully, I will be able to give you a report maybe tomorrow how his arm looks and how he appears to be playing (if he wins or losses). So yeah good luck Richard!!!

Allez Richard :banana:

tennisgirl19
08-29-2005, 01:55 AM
btw, just a note whenever I've seen Richard live he lost (twice) so yeah if he losses tomorrow, you can blame me.
:rolls:

Vialator
08-29-2005, 02:05 AM
Now I have to figure out where Court 11 is, :lol: )


If you want the map ;)
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/misc/uo_largevenuemapl.jpg

i'm guessing court 11 is probably not one of the 5 interactive courts on sky :( guess i'll find out tomorrow am making them put it on in the bar at work hehe

a little hope for you, on this map, the court 4 and court 11 seem to be the 4th and 5th biggest court. Wait & see...

tennisgirl19
08-29-2005, 02:14 AM
Thanks, I have that map in a special pullout in my paper. After posting here I went to look at it!! Thanks though!

Daniela_CABJ
08-29-2005, 05:28 AM
btw, just a note whenever I've seen Richard live he lost (twice) so yeah if he losses tomorrow, you can blame me.
:rolls:

:lol: I won't blame you, don't worry!
Have fun Sinead!!! and I hope weather doesn't ruin your day! :D


:yeah: Allez Richard! (I hope your elbow is fine)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-29-2005, 09:45 PM
Good Luck today richie :D:D

Suzi
08-29-2005, 10:55 PM
oooo hes doing so well atm yeah ALLEZ :yeah:

Suzi
08-29-2005, 11:16 PM
hmm maybe spoke too soon 6-1 in 3rd set! to Martin

Suzi
08-29-2005, 11:47 PM
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/aktion/action-smiley-060.gif

Suzi
08-30-2005, 12:44 AM
ok hes giving me a frigging heartattack, were well into the 5th set BREAK HIM!

Suzi
08-30-2005, 12:58 AM
6-2 6-3 1-6 6-7 6-4

http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/otn/pmikkogirl-parapara.gif I am soooooooooooo happy i thought i died in the middle phew now im in heaven http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/chika/chirolp_bak1.gif

deflori
08-30-2005, 01:03 AM
Puhhhhhhhhhhhhh,this was hard work,so often he goes to fast on the point today! :)
Hope hes not too tired now - galimberti is possible for sure in the next round - great watching him back on tv

Suzi
08-30-2005, 01:17 AM
it is great to see him back i wasnt expecting to catch him on tv so a pleasent surprise. after all that even im exhausted :zzz:

Éowyn
08-30-2005, 01:22 AM
a little hope for you, on this map, the court 4 and court 11 seem to be the 4th and 5th biggest court. Wait & see...

yes luckily it was and he was on tv (i had it on at work and then when i got home)

he gave us a scare but still good tot inthe end

Daniela_CABJ
08-30-2005, 05:21 AM
:bounce: yes!!! Richard won!

They didn't show the match here... could anyone please post a little comment? and what about his elbow?
:D
He will play Galimberti next round

delsa
08-30-2005, 08:41 AM
(Same post as in GM...)
I couldn't see the match since i don't have Eurosport that have the exclusivity of the USO here ( :mad: ) and it began at 11:00 am and ended at 2:30 am so i was sleeping anyway (i can't stay awake this late anymore, i'm back in school soon...)...
Very happy! :woohoo: That's a very good news that he won his first 5 sets match and his first USO match after never having good results in North America! (Maybe the "North american season" on HC is too long and he's homesick or something?...) He failed to play in the Bronx challenger because of a bad line call, disqualification from the US Open qualifying, bad results on the two North American TMS leading up to the USO because of his tennis elbow making suffer much more than before and now despite loosing his concentration and stoping playing well (actually even playing like shit...), he still manages to win fighting. That match is another experience. It will be of great use to him in the future. He wouldn't have won it a few monts ago! That shows he made progress. But these concentration lapses he only has till recently are very worrying. :scared:
Take advantage of the two days of rest Richard! You have no points to defend anyway and you're injured! You have nothing to loose but please win at least another match there...
A question: some who saw the match said that his BH was off /less efficient than usual (or that he couldn't use him much because of his elbow...) and that he attacked much more with his FH, that he didn't serve very fast (as expected). Is this true?

linus
08-30-2005, 10:31 AM
Richard guy :kiss:

waiting for your next match to win and no injury more :hug:

delsa
08-30-2005, 10:46 AM
He already played Galimberti in the Napoli Challenger in 2003 and beat him difficultly in 3 sets: ATP H2H (http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Richard+Gasquet&player2=Giorgio+Galimberti).
He says he's very wary of his untypical game and the fact that he went through the quallies in his audio intw here: audio intw (in French sorry...) from the FFT USO site (http://www.articles.fft.fr/Audio.asp?ID=1137). He also say that he's happy that he won this 5 set match and of his combativity at the end even if he's angry at himself for letting everybody (his opponent) know he was not well and for not closing it out earlier (actually this is in articles that i read that not heard it on the audio...).
He'll very likely play on Wednesday except if there is bad weather and that it forces to delay play. So he has 48h to recover.
0 pressure :he's injured, has no points to defend.
Let's still hope the best for him! :yeah:

linus
08-30-2005, 10:53 AM
thanks :worship:

Puschkin
08-30-2005, 10:55 AM
A question: some who saw the match said that his BH was off /less efficient than usual (or that he couldn't use him much because of his elbow...) and that he attacked much more with his FH, that he didn't serve very fast (as expected). Is this true?

I have seen large parts of the match, not the fifth set, though. I have not seen Richard playing too often before, not due to disinterest, but due to lacking TV-coverage. So I am not an expert on his performances.

My humble impressions: By no means was his backhand off. His overal game declined in the third and forth set, mainly because he went for the direct winners too early and thereby committed too many UEs. Patience is something on the list to learn. Whether this was due to an injury, I would not dare to judge. So overall it was patchy, but there were great points in between. His talent is obvious.

*julie*
08-30-2005, 11:29 AM
I have seen large parts of the match, not the fifth set, though. I have not seen Richard playing too often before, not due to disinterest, but due to lacking TV-coverage. So I am not an expert on his performances.

My humble impressions: By no means was his backhand off. His overal game declined in the third and forth set, mainly because he went for the direct winners too early and thereby committed too many UEs. Patience is something on the list to learn. Whether this was due to an injury, I would not dare to judge. So overall it was patchy, but there were great points in between. His talent is obvious.

In the first 2 sets he played an amazing tennis (with very few UEs, great winners, something like 80% of first serves...)
And then... :o It's the first time I've seen him doing so many ugly UEs.
It's true that he lacked of patience and get very frustrated. But, the good thing is he kept focus in the 5th. (I must admit I had very few hopes at the end of the 4th set) But he showed a great fighting spirit. This win can give him a lot of confidence for the future. :)

detheo
08-30-2005, 11:52 AM
Thanks for the reports guys, it's always interesting.
I'm so happy for Richard :bigclap:
A five-set win is always comforting, even though he'll have to recover quickly for his next match. Go Richie !

Aleksa's Laydee
08-30-2005, 02:28 PM
wow so happy he won...i had to go to sleep at the beg of the 5th...so happy he got through it :D:D:D

Éowyn
08-30-2005, 04:30 PM
sky was suggesting that he didn't feel well in the last 3 sets and thats why he was trying to get it done quicker, personally think maybe he got a bit over excited at the thought of winning his first USO match and then realised it wasn't that easy and he had to work for it in the 5th! which he did so good tot :)

whosnext
08-30-2005, 07:48 PM
i was at the Richard/Alberto Martin match. Richard played okay, but he was making a lot of errors in the third and fourth set. It didn't seem like he was having trouble with the elbow, just making faces in disgust of how he was playing.
it was funny though, because there were fireworks that blasted off during the opening night ceremony in arthur ashe. since court 11 ( the court they were playing on) was next to Arthur Ashe, you could see the fireworks and heard a loud boom. it was during a point of the match, and richard looked kind of confused while he was playing the point, because the fireworks were behind him and he didn't know what went on. But then after the point he figured it out and just laughed it off, because he lost the point. a lot of the people were looking at the fireworks and laughing, only some were still paying attention to the point. :p
richard was getting really pumped up towards the end of the fifth set after he was starting to hit winners and was celebrating martin's errors.

delsa
08-30-2005, 10:16 PM
richard was getting really pumped up towards the end of the fifth set after he was starting to hit winners and was celebrating martin's errors.
not good at all... :rolleyes: :mad:

silverwhite
08-30-2005, 10:26 PM
Are Richard and Seb the only French players left in the draw? :(

Clement won the first set against Ferrero, so there might be hope :D

whosnext
08-31-2005, 01:53 AM
not good at all... :rolleyes: :mad:
Yea, but it's part of the game. Also there were a few French guys (I think they were players, Richard's friends) who were sitting in the stands above the baseline and they were screaming "Allez Richard" and cheering on Martin's mistakes so that might have influenced Richard a bit. And besides Richard was "in the moment", it was a fifth set at the US Open, I mean it's a win-win situation, you kind of lose respect for your opponent when you remember what's on the line for you.

Daniela_CABJ
08-31-2005, 05:31 AM
thanks for the comments! :D

I hope ESPN shows his next match, but I don't think so (also depends on the court he's playing) :confused:

delsa
08-31-2005, 08:13 AM
And besides Richard was "in the moment", it was a fifth set at the US Open, I mean it's a win-win situation, you kind of lose respect for your opponent when you remember what's on the line for you.
"In the moment" or not, you should never loose respect for your opponent...
But are you sure the guys in his box were really doing that and that you don't misinterpret their behaviour since unlike Richard who, i , unfortunatly, already saw doing something close to that... :rolleyes: they're really not the kind at all to do that... :confused:
Anyway, thanks for the report. :yeah:

delsa
08-31-2005, 11:09 AM
Are Richard and Seb the only French players left in the draw? :(
Clement won the first set against Ferrero, so there might be hope :D

Why? Because you think it would be easier for him not to feel homesick if they were still there or something... :confused: So that he may be in better conditions to take advantage of his draw ... ;)

Clément and his pals Serra and Santoro also won ;) but will very likely loose in the 2nd round... :o