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Éowyn
08-26-2005, 10:48 PM
So i think every now and then there needs to be a thread for a tourny and as Arnaud just won his qualifier coming back from a first set bagle 0-6 7-5 7-6 we hsoudl have a USO thread

Hopefully Arnaud can have a good run and push his ranking back up so he doesn't need to qualify next time.

Go Arnaud Go :bounce:

marineseb37
08-26-2005, 10:50 PM
congratulatiooooooooon Arnaud!!!!

Marine
08-26-2005, 11:06 PM
How to say...that was a surnatural match. I didn't understand what happened.
Lost first set 6/0, pathetic I suppose. Mean and horrible with empire ball kids etc ..
Then..won second set
Leads 4/1 in the last one, then the other comes back, breaks him, gets 2 ball points at 6/5 40/15...arnaud comes back the score board indicates 6/6 yes ok that's cool..then just after...6/5 adv arnaud ..ughhh what ?????? Yes there was probably an error, a few minutes passed... still the same score..I imagine Arnaud had a *nice* discussion with the empire (omg it must have been terrible !!) then 40/40 adv etc...then 6/6, tie break, that seems to be true this time.
3/0 for the other guy (sorry I dunno his name) and... 3/1 3/2 3/3 4/3 5/3 6/3 6/4 7/4 !
YES HE WON !!!
Unbelievable match, trust me.
Now I wonder how many victims there are (empire, judge, ball kids...) at the end.

Well, I'm sure my report is ununderstanding, sorry.

Hangdog
08-26-2005, 11:12 PM
No, you're genius if you even can write something... I'd prefer to add my opinion late - when I find my mind.

Crazy.

Via
08-26-2005, 11:28 PM
i like him to win, but i don't want to know that he's won ugly... :rolleyes:

he's more experienced than the other guy and if that's the only advantage he's using to win the match then it's a bit sad!

sorry i add in my opinion anyway, without even seeing the match! but from the way it sounds, and the way that i know he usually behaves on court lol he's got a lot of people to apologise to

good luck in the main draw, you little nasty :p

Éowyn
08-27-2005, 12:35 AM
i think sometimes when it gets to such a desperate stage of coming close to not qualifying you have to play every card you got and maybe thats what arnaud did I don't know i only saw it on the scoreboard but i hope thats all it is!

allez arnaud

SaFed2005
08-27-2005, 12:44 AM
That match was simply awesome :worship: I was there after it was 2-2 in the second set. They both had some AMAZING rallies. Once the third set started everyone was there watching that match there was hardly any space for people to even stan there anymore... This match was great! He was down 0-3 in the third set tiebreak but then won 6 points in a row which ofcourse had to do a lot with a string of terrible UE's from his opponent but overall it was a great match.

Via
08-27-2005, 01:43 AM
thanks for the report!!!!! makes me feel a lot better about arnaud :worship: i want to know that he deserves to win, and wins fair :D but yeah it still comes down to more experience in an important stage of the match, but i don't want to know if he's threatened his way to get there!

once it gets to the main draw, if the draw is reasonable it may be a bit easier for him... he likes the 5 set format better

delsa
08-27-2005, 09:32 AM
I just followed the beginning of the match on the scoreboard and then went to bed ( :o ) but not before i saw that Arnaud had won ONE game ( :woohoo: :retard: :lol: )! But i don't see anything wrong with winning because of experience and taking advantage of your opponent's unexperience and naïvety. That's part of the game and that's what happens when you get older as a player, you have these advantages that replace innocence, spontaneity, no fear, whatever that the young players have...
And why do you immediately assume he didn't behave well without having seen the match? Give him a chance! I'm sure he doesn't like to loose his temper like that himself. And i've never seen him being that much "nasty" on a court so...Where does it come from? :confused:
But :woohoo: he won! That's Qualificator! ;) He's in the MD despite having been bagelled and facing two MP against him...Sweat vengeance! :devil:
He'll play Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (20) in the first round...:scared:
IF he goes through, it will be Andrei Pavel ROM or Andy Murray GBR next...

Hangdog
08-27-2005, 10:21 AM
He'll play Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (20) in the first round...:scared:

Ferrero doesn't look very strong last time... Or I've missed something? Anyway I think Arnaud's part of the draw is not so bad:

Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (20)
Arnaud Clement FRA

Andrei Pavel ROM
Andy Murray GBR


Nicolas Kiefer GER
Jiri Vanek CZE

Nicolas Lapentti ECU
Radek Stepanek CZE (16)

At least after such Qually matches he has to go far - if he becomes little bit calmer.

Some else comments of witnesses:

I then watched Clement play Sergiy Stakovsky on court 4. Sergiy is a talented kid, although it seems like he is a more natural mover on clay, since he was sliding around a lot and stumbling a bit, but he has good shots, and took the first set easily. <...> I went back to court 4 before the end of the practice. After the practice let out, the commotion of fans going for pics/signings was distracting Arnaud :lol: By the end of the match, Gasquet and Mathieu were sitting in the crowd, as well as Bruno Clement and other French coaches. After the match, most of the crowd seemed to go home.

I went to see some of Bogomolov Jr-Mamiit before coming back to court 4 to see Benneteau-Mankad. I was able to meet Michelle from here who is a great fan of Benneteau. By this time, it was night and the other courts were done, so there were only about 15 people there. Bruno Clement, the ever-present mystery Washington guy, was of course there, since no French player can play without him to be there yelling out his "Allez"'s.

I went to court 8 watch the end of Clement-Udomchoke. Udomchoke is a small guy but is quick and has flashy groundstrokes. Actually, I guess I just described both guys there. Anyway, late in the third set, Udomchoke was up a break and was serving but had a break point against him when he called for the trainer for a cramp in his leg- very suspicious timing. Clement wound up winning the match in the tiebreak, the end of the match was quite entertaining.

Well, I have never seen that "nasty" Arnaud too but according people he sometimes behaves himself that way... So seems he became quite angry after bad luck in Cincinatti and that's... good I think or at least right. Bad thing is that he's angry with people also, not with himself only. I remember his interview after lose in quaterfinal of Washington - according those Arnaud's words his lose was because of very well, just excellent game of the rival. That's nice to give compliments to people or get angry with them from time to time but IMHO he'd better look for all the reasons in himself.

So he had two strange(who knows why..) matches... or just showes. And did the main thing - enter to the main draw. Much of good luck to Arnaud, keep your mind in calm, crazy French guy... I think he has to visit at least third round if he does everything right. Alleeeez Arnauuuud! Allez. Tiens bon on garçon! :)

Via
08-28-2005, 12:02 AM
i've seen arnaud being rather unpleasant with ball kids, especially when the match is tight and he's getting unsettled. and on tv i've seen him arguing with umpires and linesmen looking really mean! i think some other fans have seen that too, various forms of the raging, crazy arnaud. he does lose his head sometimes and he lets it loose on other people, and i call that nasty. it's embarrassing to sit through such episodes because i know very well that he's such a darling in normal times and so very friendly and charming and sincere too. it's awful for me to watch him change into something else under pressure.

anyway now that he's drawn juan carlos, and juan carlos' a different 'catagory' from the other guys that he's just played... strangely enough i don't think he'll get as mad however the match goes. bonne chance!!!! i'd be happy if he gets over the first hurdle :)

Marine
08-28-2005, 09:01 PM
he does lose his head sometimes and he lets it loose on other people, and i call that nasty. it's embarrassing to sit through such episodes because i know very well that he's such a darling in normal times and so very friendly and charming and sincere too. it's awful for me to watch him change into something else under pressure.



So true. A friend of me worked in RG this year, on a court where arnaud played, and he said me the ballkids told him arnaud used to insult them during his match, and my friend (who really doesn't know anything on tennis, was shocked, he said me it was a shame etc... it's the only image he has of arnaud, it was embarassing... )

Well, Ferrero at first round...I dislike this player of course, I'll be probably :mad: at the end...aarrfffff, if arnaud does plays like in quallies, it will be easy for the spaniard. :rolleyes:

Hangdog
08-28-2005, 09:45 PM
i'd be happy if he gets over the first hurdle :)

Well, on practice it'll be already good if the Qualificator can show an excellent game against 20th seed, win at least a set or two etc. - even if he don't win the match. But in theory... isn't this Grand Slam tournament the last in this year chance for Arnaud to make some corrections of his ranking? When else he'll be able to choose something if not now, when he wants to play, has his good form and a not so bad draw? I don't know what he's going to do in case he misses this chance also. At least I'll be very dissapointed in him, in that nice guy I knew...

It's time to play, Arnaud! Allez.

Marine
08-28-2005, 09:48 PM
He plays on tuesday.

Via
08-28-2005, 11:33 PM
there's always a chance of upset ;) arnaud gets geared up more for 'big' matches. i hope he'll take ferrero to 5th set!

btw just to clarify... arnaud has *always* been nothing but nice to me personally! (i hadn't been a ball kid... lol ...and he couldn't do anything about a statistics person on a computer)

delsa
08-29-2005, 11:05 AM
Ok i understand now, Via. But there's far worse than him in this among all the players. And i can relate to him on that: i tend to be very agressive and confrontational when i'm angry at myself too or unhappy about something...So since tennis is very important to him, his life and his work (and if i find an equivalent to this in my life and remember how wild and violent i can get in those conditions, i think that i'm actually worse than him! hehe :lol: ). So that's not too bad actually. And as you said he's very nice otherwise, in different conditions...And i think he doesn't go over the top as much as you think he does (it's not in every one of his matches!...). I had never actually seen him that "nasty" but i don't follow his matches enough so...
We can hope for a tight 4/5 setter match and an Arnaud that will play at his best. An upset is maybe too much but hey you never know... (nobody "owns" anybody in their H2H : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/AFFICHE_2113_378.html) ;)

Via
08-29-2005, 11:02 PM
arnaud and juan carlos will have court 4 all to themselves on tuesday, 4pm... hope there will be fans who'll see them and do a report!

Via
08-29-2005, 11:11 PM
arnaud and seb are playing together in doubles!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

only in january this year did seb tell me that he never played doubles in grand slams!!! well it's ok, he can lie about that any time ;)

they'll get the bryans first up... talk about prominent draws.....

doubles will never be the same again after us open, so if anyone gets a chance, go see more of it

Marine
08-30-2005, 05:22 AM
That's weird but it's fantastic :bounce: :woohoo:

chewy
08-30-2005, 08:58 PM
good luck clement!

clements up a break 5-4 in first set :bounce:

Marine
08-30-2005, 09:16 PM
He won the first set 7/5 while he was broken in this set :)
Eurosport prefers to show us Dementieva, Myskina, Kiefer, well, everybody except Arnaud, it's a shame, i think I'm going sleeping. :mad:

delsa
08-30-2005, 09:25 PM
Yeah with all those emotions i didn't keep an eye on the SB as usual and was pleasantly surprised to see he won the first set. We can hope for a tight match which is good news if Arnaud can bother players of Ferrero's category again, it means he's DEFINITELY regaining a bit of his level of old... ;)

Marine
08-30-2005, 10:06 PM
Same scenario...Ferrero broke in the second set but Arnaud finally won it 7/5 :yippee:

At worse, Via, Arnaud will lose in 5 sets. lol

Via
08-30-2005, 10:50 PM
he's still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marine
08-30-2005, 10:52 PM
:bigclap: :worship: 7/5 7/5 6/1 :worship: :bigclap:

WOW

Via
08-30-2005, 10:52 PM
match point

Hangdog
08-30-2005, 10:52 PM
3 sets are enough: A. Clément - J. C. Ferrero(20) 7-5 7-5 6-1(!)

That is Arnaud Clément! Bravo!

Well, I was very worried about this match, also because you all here weren't very optimistic about. But Arnaud did everything excellent! After his debreak 4-4 in the first set I felt that he can struggle against Ferrero so he do can win the match. And he did. And that's no so important how many match points he had in that last set :lol:

Via
08-30-2005, 10:55 PM
HE WONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN i can't believe it!!!!!!!!!!!

Marine
08-30-2005, 10:55 PM
I have to admit I wonder if Juan Carlos is injured or what this score is so surprising !!! lol :unsure:

Via
08-30-2005, 10:56 PM
i lost the scoreboard for a minute or so, and that match DISAPPEARED. i was so scared! what a great day. didn't i wish for 5 sets? i wasn't that pessimistic was i ;)

Marine
08-30-2005, 10:58 PM
i lost the scoreboard for a minute or so, and that match DISAPPEARED. i was so scared! what a great day. didn't i wish for 5 sets? i wasn't that pessimistic was i ;)

I'm still more pessimistic than you, I think he won because the other is injured ! Shameeeeeee

Via
08-30-2005, 10:59 PM
sorry ferrero fans, but this win must feel so good for poor arnaud who's been struggling to qualify, and struggling to win any main draw match anywhere. it's so important for his confidence, a good physical form just isn't enough to win matches.

i will spend the rest of the day going :D

Via
08-30-2005, 11:01 PM
i hope ferrero wasn't injured. i hope it's a genuine win.

:D (sorry can't wipe that smile off)

Marine
08-30-2005, 11:03 PM
I'm not sorry at all for them that's life, we're used to the defeat with Arnaud, so no, it's like that :devil:

Éowyn
08-30-2005, 11:03 PM
:woohoo: he won and my computer crashed how weird :scratch:
still totally yay :woohoo: go arnaud go :)

Via
08-30-2005, 11:07 PM
doesn't matter eowyn you are only a few minutes late ;) not too late for celebrations

Hangdog
08-30-2005, 11:39 PM
Celebrations lol I always find something bad to don't be so happy lol During Arnaud's match... no, forgot to say one nice fact: on French Eurosport they put Arnaud on their scoreboard like 31st seed ;)

So during Arnaud's match I was listening Eurosport's commentators and their speaches about Kiefer's and Murray-Pavel's matches. And the things I've got from these two matches are not very positive. Next Arnaud's rival is the winner of Murray-Pavel. During the match Murray's gotten heaps of compliments of how talented he is etc. + he has the support of all the crowd around. Pavel they compared with Sampras... Both are still playing their 5th set, don't know who'll be the better rival for Clement. And much more poor is that who'll meet Kiefer then... I'll say the only thing: if there is a match of Federer-Kiefer I'll even perhaps bet on the last one.

But these my monologs are not for you, who seems already absolutely happy and satisfied lol ;) Enjoying! :) And I hope Arnaud will be not less concentrated in the next match, will have enough of the rest and prepare himself quite good... else that doubles match... That's perfect that they play together with Sebastien again but Arnaud had better singels results last weeks when he played in singles only (but how cool it be in case they... oh, that's more than a dream...). Allez Arnaud, tiens bon! Allez les Blues!

Via
08-30-2005, 11:58 PM
i'm absolutely happy and satisfied, certainly :angel:

people are always excited about a new rising star... murray looks like he fits the bill, and i can only hope that the next match will be even more interesting! but arnaud needs to keep his cool when facing another youngster ;)

chewy
08-31-2005, 12:01 AM
sweet victory! :hatoff:

congrats clement! the tough qualies matches must hav pumped him up. the win made sweeter bcoz i pick him to win against ferrero in USO's pick'em game! my choice based purely on favourism my heart say yes but my brain says no, but now absolutely no regrets, love d win/win situations!

keep fighting Clement! :rocker2:

Via
08-31-2005, 12:10 AM
i don't think playing doubles in grand slams is such a bad idea for some one like arnaud. he's playing singles on every 2nd day anyway, so instead of resting and practising in between, he simply 'practises' in a doubles match. he's still fit enough for that :)

the arnaud/seb v bryan/bryan (the battle of the twins, lol) will on at the grandstand on wednesday

delsa
08-31-2005, 07:28 AM
I'm very happy for Arnaud and i wanted him to win but like Marine i wonder what happened to Ferrero being up a break in each of the first sets and then loosing them etc...Yet, the Ferrero fans shouldn't worry, he's far from finished and will bounce back but Nono needed this win so much...
My SB froze on the MP yesterday btw...:rolleyes: I had to wait for like 15 min to see he indeed had won the match...
Anyway, good luck against Murray and in doubles with Seb against the Bryans twins! :bounce:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
08-31-2005, 11:50 AM
C'mon Andy:p:

delsa
08-31-2005, 12:31 PM
:rolleyes: (does this mean we'll be invaded by the Murraytardstics (this does not equal Murray fans...) here?)

ALLEZ ARNAUD! :p

Marine
08-31-2005, 12:39 PM
:rolleyes: ;)

(sale petit vomisseur de court !)

Marine
08-31-2005, 06:58 PM
A video interview on eurosport. (5 min)
Arnaud looks so calm.... and then " demain est un autre jour ". :angel:


http://www.eurosport.fr/home/pages/v4/l3/s57/playermultimedia_lng3_rub9_spo57_ven21485.shtml

delsa
08-31-2005, 10:55 PM
Thanks for the video interview, Marine!
Direct link to it: mms://wmediavod.coltfrance.com/wmeurosports/eurosport/2005/08/31/clement_fr_21485_4_57_3_320x240.wmv
Well, Arnaud and Seb lost their doubles match but it was a good fight, i'm sure they enjoyed it and they took them a set... ;)
Score: 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3

Via
08-31-2005, 11:41 PM
thanks delsa and marine..... it's such a clear video i can count his hairs! gonna work out how to save it... where are those tips and instructions *go search*

it's too bad that arnaud and seb lost, but i'm sure too that it must have been a good match. they served 13 aces between them... lol.

seb's playing again on thursday but i don't think i find arnaud v andy (now we know which one is left...) match anywhere. so it has to be friday.

Éowyn
09-01-2005, 12:00 AM
good luck to arnaud go boy go :)

stefani
09-01-2005, 09:49 AM
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/5237/intervarnaud5al.jpg

delsa
09-01-2005, 03:27 PM
Don't know if that interest anybody but...

Bryan Brothers Bounce Back Against French Duo
by Erin Gell
Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Brothers Bryan fended off a French onslaught today to move into the second round.

The No. 2 seeded twins Bob and Mike Bryan were facing off against the
French duo of Arnaud Clement and Sebastian Grosjean.
The first set was an evenly matched extravaganza of quick points and even
quicker reflexes.
The two teams thrilled the Grandstand crowd with rapid-fire net rallies and big serves.
Neck and neck, a tie-break was needed to decide the set’s
outcome, and the Bryan brothers barely squeaked by.

And for a while, they looked poised to take a nosedive when the Frenchmen
speedily nabbed the second set from them 6-1.
Though the Bryans continued to play well, the Frenchmen were expert at
finding holes on the court and spiking the balls right into no man’s land. The
Bryans spent most of the set defending.

Recharging, the Bryans stepped up their game, managing to break early in
the final set. When they went up 4-1, the two delighted the crowd with a
signature chest butt. The Bryan brothers sealed the deal with a final score of 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3.

On paper, Clement and Grosjean seem as if they should have been the more
powerful team. They served up 13 aces in the match, while the Bryans’ only
managed two. And while the Bryan brothers hit merely 6 winners, the French
team finished with an impressive 32.

Match Facts

- The Bryan brothers enjoyed their best doubles performance here in 2003,
when they were the runners up.

- Bob Bryan also plays Mixed Doubles with Rennae Stubbs, while Mike plays
with Corina Moraiu.

- Clement and Grosjean have never made it beyond the second round in
doubles play here at the US Open.

- While Clement was eliminated in the first round of singles play (< :rolleyes:
they'd like it... ), Grosjean won his first match and remains in the draw.

Match Summary
Clement(FRA) /Grosjean(FRA) vs. Bryan(USA) /Bryan(USA)
Aces 13 2
Double Faults 6 1
Unforced Errors 7 2
Winning % on 1st Serve 38 of 49 = 78 % 40 of 49 = 82 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 26 of 45 = 58 % 18 of 28 = 64 %
Winners (Including Service) 32 6
Receiving Points Won 19 of 77 = 25 % 30 of 94 = 32 %
Break Point Conversions 2 of 4 = 50 % 1 of 6 = 17 %
Total Points Won 83 88
Fastest Serve 132 MPH 132 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 116 MPH 117 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 92 MPH 89 MPH

ClaycourtaZzZz.
09-01-2005, 07:34 PM
:rolleyes: ;)

(sale petit vomisseur de court !)

pouvre idiot:rolleyes:

Via
09-02-2005, 01:06 AM
looking at the pic... if arnaud had a white cap worn backwards, he'd have made a plausible twin for seb!

is stephani's newspaper scan a transcript of that video interview? (don't leave me to work that out! lol)

thanks for all the news :worship: good luck to him on friday!

Via
09-02-2005, 10:55 PM
go arnaud... he's locked in 4th set with murray.... 62 76 26 55

Via
09-02-2005, 11:22 PM
from the match stats, murray is going for first serves and aces to win, but arnaud has so far been able to hold him back. at least in the first 2 sets. c'mon arnaud!!!! into 5th set now.

Via
09-02-2005, 11:25 PM
ohhhh he broke early to lead 2-0.... allez arnaud hold on to your lead!

Via
09-02-2005, 11:30 PM
its 4-0 now... for whatever reason, the youngster is fading fast. ALLEEEZZZ

Via
09-02-2005, 11:36 PM
match point to arnaud on murray's serve

Via
09-02-2005, 11:38 PM
62 76 26 67 60 to arnaud :D

:bounce::bounce::bounce: another good win

Via
09-02-2005, 11:43 PM
arnaud will get kiefer who's also gone to 5 sets with stepanek.

Éowyn
09-03-2005, 12:30 AM
arnaud i love you even more now for bageling the evil murray :woohoo:

keep it up boy

chewy
09-03-2005, 12:37 AM
good on ya clement!

hopefully u can get pass keifer as well!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-03-2005, 04:07 AM
Well done! :worship:

Marine
09-03-2005, 04:22 AM
I watched only second set (shame on me, but I was too much tired) and he played very very well. I haven't been seeing him play like that for...several years. Hechanged of rackets this summer it works !!
I dunno what happened during 4 th and 5th sets cos I thought Murray was died , it seems this guy is a good comedian :rolleyes: I dislike him.

ps: happy that arnaud won, the crowd was clearly behind Murray, like if he was american...so, nahhhhhhh :devil:

Marine
09-03-2005, 11:21 AM
Next round: Kiefer, for a revenge of Roland Garros :devil:

If he wins...Federer :o:




Clement Triumphs in Battle of Qualifiers on the Grandstand
by Whit Sheppard
Friday, September 2, 2005

In a rare all-qualifier battle, the only one at this year's US Open, Andy Murray and Arnaud Clement battled for just over four hours in a second-round men's match, with the veteran Clement finally prevailing 6-2, 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-7(4), 6-0, in a match that began in brilliant mid-afternoon sunlight and concluded under the lights on the Grandstand.

It was a classic match-up of a more experienced player with his best tennis likely behind him overcoming a stern challenge from a hungry young player with his best tennis clearly looming ahead.

"You're going to see a lot from this guy in the future," John McEnroe said of Murray on the USA Network's telecast of the match. He's not alone in forecasting great things for the young Scot, who has emerged onto the scene at a time when Tim Henman's star is fading and Great Britain is desperate for a new flag-carrier on the men's circuit.

Murray, just 18, the 2004 US Open Junior Boys' champion, was playing in his first US Open, and appeared to have all the momentum after seizing a fourth-set tie-breaker when Clement netted a backhand return. But after Clement held serve in first game of the final set, Murray called for a trainer and had his thighs massaged in an attempt to ward off cramping. He was never the same player afterwards, shuffling slowly around the court and spraying wayward shots for the rest of the match.

"I was surprised [he called for assistance] because he moved very well for four sets," Clement said. "He has a lot of good qualities but he has to work, for sure."

A clearly-fatigued Murray served four double-faults and committed 15 unforced errors in the final set, self-destructing in very much the same way that he did in a third-round loss to Argentine David Nalbandian at Wimbledon two months ago, where he was up two sets before fading.

Clement, 27, advances to a third-round match with Nicolas Kiefer of Germany, who came back from a two-sets-to-love deficit to upend No. 16 Czech Radek Stepanek in five sets Friday.

The Frenchman had come through three rounds of qualifying in this, his eighth appearance at the Open, and his veteran acumen quickly lifted him to a two-set advantage. But on the 14th anniversary of Jimmy Connors' unforgettable comeback win here over Aaron Krickstein, Murray took a run at the French all-court player, blasting 26 aces and numerous baseline winners to thrill an overflow crowd and extend Clement's workday to the limit.

Clement is no stranger to long matches, having come up on the short end of an ATP Tour six-hour, 33-minute match to countryman Fabrice Santoro at the 2004 French Open. He needed every bit of his experience and Murray's physical deterioration to come through Friday, and he's back in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2003.

PaulieM
09-03-2005, 09:53 PM
arnaud is doing great, i hope he wins against kiwi! :D

delsa
09-03-2005, 10:35 PM
I watched only second set (shame on me, but I was too much tired) and he played very very well. I haven't been seeing him play like that for...several years. Hechanged of rackets this summer it works !!
I dunno what happened during 4 th and 5th sets cos I thought Murray was died , it seems this guy is a good comedian :rolleyes: I dislike him.

ps: happy that arnaud won, the crowd was clearly behind Murray, like if he was american...so, nahhhhhhh :devil:
Marine... ;) Why are you desperately trying to sound like a bad girl? :p :lol:
Good luck against Kiwi, Arnaud! :yeah: It will be very very tough...

Via
09-03-2005, 11:53 PM
pardon my ignorance, but is kiefer doing that well lately? i'd think that he's going downhill like the rest of this generation, lol

but of course, arnaud hasn't been doing any better himself. i didn't realise arnaud v murray's match was an all qualifiers affair... it received a lot more attention than just two qualifiers battle, i think!

thanks marine for the article... i'm most impressed... you're now posting english articles! ;)

Marine
09-04-2005, 07:42 AM
thanks marine for the article... i'm most impressed... you're now posting english articles! ;)

I post them, I don't write them, that makes a big difference ;) :lol:

I read thr article of l'Equipe today, Bruno wants Arnaud to beat Kiefer, in the order to play...Federer !! :)

liptea
09-04-2005, 03:50 PM
Arnaud is hot. So even if he doesn't win...seeing him on tv is great.

This is my first post in Arnaudland!

Marine
09-04-2005, 06:16 PM
Arnaud is hot. So even if he doesn't win...seeing him on tv is great.

This is my first post in Arnaudland!

Welcome liptea :wavey:

Via
09-04-2005, 11:10 PM
arnaud is being bagelled by kiefer right now. 4th set, he's already lost 1st and 3rd :(

alleeeeezzzz

Via
09-04-2005, 11:12 PM
I post them, I don't write them, that makes a big difference ;) :lol:


well i can't post any french articles and you know perfectly why. so that in itself is an achievement! :)

Via
09-04-2005, 11:14 PM
0-5 now... arnaud has to serve to save the match. fight little man

Via
09-04-2005, 11:19 PM
don't think arnaud's serve looks that hot today. please just hold. 40-30

Via
09-04-2005, 11:20 PM
lol it's a stick now, no more bagel. 1-5

Via
09-04-2005, 11:22 PM
kiefer has 2 matchpoints

Via
09-04-2005, 11:25 PM
kiefer has won 64 67(57) 64 61

arnaud has come far in this tournament, let's hope he'll continue to bounce back :bounce:

Hangdog
09-04-2005, 11:40 PM
I think he has to visit at least third round if he does everything right.
And much more poor is that who'll meet Kiefer then... I'll say the only thing: if there is a match of Federer-Kiefer I'll even perhaps bet on the last one.

Seems I have to be satisfied... Well, I am. Almost =) I hoped to see 5 sets.
So I must bet on Kiefer now, or Roger is still waiting for his match of 3rd round?..
Or I had to predict for Arnaud something better than 3rd round only...
Anyway I'm proud of Arnaud. Bravo Clement! :clap2:

chewy
09-05-2005, 09:50 AM
my chance to see him play on tv is gone ><, no match is shown b4 mens QF in australia...nevertheless, good job reaching 3rd rd all d way from qualifyin clement!

Marine
09-06-2005, 07:36 PM
I didn't see his match (too busyyy) but this article lets me think I have no regret.

L'Equipe

MÊME QUELQUES thermos de café et une distribution de pilules euphorisantes n’auraient pas suffi à sortir de leur torpeur les spectateurs qui suivirent la lente agonie d’Arnaud Clément, dimanche, sur le Grandstand. ! :lol: (ça taille sec)
Comme à Roland-Garros, le bras de fer qui l’opposait à Nicolas Kiefer s’acheva au bout de l’ennui par une victoire de l’Allemand. Mais si l’épisode parisien avait entretenu quelque suspense pendant cinq sets, la défaite du Français en quatre manches (6-4, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1) revêtit assez vite un caractère inéluctable, tant il apparut évident, dès les premiers points de la partie, qu’il n’était pas dans un bon jour. « Je bougeais moins bien que lors de mes matches précédents, expliqua-t-il. Je ne sentais rien au service, rien en coup droit… C’est vrai que ce n’était pas terrible et je peux comprendre que le public se soit ennuyé. » lol

Après une tournée américaine bien remplie, qui l’a vu disputer seize matches, qualifications comprises, il sembla que Clément avait joué le match de trop. « Peut-être, mais d’un autre côté, le matin, j’étais d’attaque, bien reposé, j’avais du jus et mentalement, j’avais envie. Mais je n’ai jamais réussi à me faire violence. Je suis assez lent sur un terrain entre les points, mais lui c’est encore pire. Il n’y avait donc aucun rythme, beaucoup de fautes et peu d’échanges. Or, moi, j’ai besoin d’engagement physique pour installer mon jeu. » Dommage, car les occasions ne manquèrent pas. « C’est d’autant plus frustrant qu’il y avait des ouvertures car lui ne jouait pas bien non plus. Autant à Roland-Garros, j’étais mauvais et, à la limite, je ne m’étais jamais senti supérieur à lui, autant là, il y avait de la place pour passer. Ça m’aurait fait kiffer de jouer Roger (Federer) en huitième… »

Au lieu de se frotter au no1 mondial, Arnaud Clément va donc souffler brièvement avant de respecter son engagement au challenger d’Orléans, la semaine prochaine. « Je vais me retrouver aux alentours de la 80e place mondiale mais je n’ai pas d’objectif en terme de classement pour la fin de l’année. Simplement continuer sur ma lancée. J’aurais signé pour ce que j’ai fait sur ces quatre tournois américains. J’ai disputé beaucoup de matches, accumulé de bonnes victoires et de la confiance. J’ai retrouvé un fond de jeu que je n’avais plus depuis un moment. » Hélas, dimanche, le fond était percé. – R. L.

Challenger d'Orléans the next week ?? :eek: After a grand slam it's not easy to focus on a small tournament. He's couragious.

Via
09-06-2005, 11:52 PM
he's signed up for beijing the same week but only as an alternate... after this lengthy us open, i don't think either that he wants to go half way around the world to qualify. but it's good to hear some confirmation! thanks marine :kiss:

there will still be two more weeks after orleans before metz in october, wonder what he's gonna do with that time (back home building again?)

Marine
09-07-2005, 08:55 PM
he's signed up for beijing the same week but only as an alternate... after this lengthy us open, i don't think either that he wants to go half way around the world to qualify


Between a tournament in China and one in France, I wonder what will be his choice :confused: LOL

Via
09-07-2005, 11:44 PM
arnaud has withdrawn from beijing, as we think