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Guitars, Sombreros and Castanets, Or How To Dance Tango In Madrid, Olé!!!!

Choupi
10-16-2005, 08:30 AM
Our guy will play in Madrid. Hope he'll play some good matches and that the models won't have him too distracted.

*Ljubica*
10-16-2005, 08:49 AM
LOL! Love the title! Well I haven't seen Gaston yet - but I know he is here because I saw Franco at breakfast - the height of sartorial elegance in baggy white tracksuit bottoms and a hideous red and blue striped top :rolleyes: I am only here til Tuesday (back to hell on Wednesday), so I hope Gaston plays tomorrow - VAMOS GASTON!

Action Jackson
10-16-2005, 08:51 AM
Gaston will probably play on Wednesday, but this is a great thread title.

LOVELY
10-16-2005, 09:58 AM
great thread title :yeah: and Vaaaamooos Gastoooon!!!Do your best!!! :bounce:

Action Jackson
10-16-2005, 01:08 PM
Here is the full draw.

1 NADAL, Rafael vs Bye
Q vs HANESCU, Victor
VOLANDRI, Filippo vs MOYA, Carlos
Bye vs 13 ROBREDO, Tommy

10 STEPANEK, Radek vs Bye
HENMAN, Tim vs DENT, Taylor
YOUZHNY, Mikhail vs ACASUSO, Jose
Bye vs 7 GAUDIO, Gaston

3 DAVYDENKO, Nikolay vs Bye
KIEFER, Nicolas vs BECK, Karol
LOPEZ, Feliciano vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien
Bye vs 16 GINEPRI, Robby

11 FERRER, David vs Bye
Q vs WC COSTA, Albert
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs MIRNYI, Max BLR
Bye vs 6 PUERTA, Mariano ARG

8 LJUBICIC, Ivan vs Bye
NOVAK, Jiri vs Q
BERDYCH, Tomas vs ROCHUS, Olivier
Bye vs 12 ANCIC, Mario

15 GONZALEZ, Fernando vs Bye
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri vs WC VERDASCO, Fernando
MONFILS, Gael vs Q
Bye vs 4 CORIA, Guillermo

5 NALBANDIAN, David vs Bye
MELZER, Jurgen vs SPADEA, Vincent
WC MASSU, Nicolas vs Q
Bye vs 9 JOHANSSON, Thomas

14 HRBATY, Dominik vs Bye
HAAS, Tommy vs PAVEL, Andrei
RUSEDSKI, Greg vs Q
Bye vs 2 RODDICK, Andy

sigmagirl91
10-16-2005, 01:10 PM
Nice title. Go Gaston.

RogiFan88
10-16-2005, 08:57 PM
Vamos, Gaston! He's only one of the very few players I will allow to win this TMS... I still have hope that Gasti can make Shanghai.

Without Rogi, I'm a little bored right now so I am more than happy to cheer for Gaston in Madrid. [I shall also cheer for Nalby.]

Plastic Bertrand
10-17-2005, 07:52 AM
Good luck Gaston for Wednesday and he has to make a good performance here and in Paris, so he can improve his chances of going to Shanghai.

Peta Pan
10-17-2005, 01:36 PM
Go Gaston!! I'm sure he'll beat that 'Bye' guy, he has to play 16 matches in the first round :p

As for Youzhny and Acasuso, well I have no preference as long as Gaston can beat them :yeah:

Vale
10-17-2005, 01:58 PM
Go Gaston!! I'm sure he'll beat that 'Bye' guy, he has to play 16 matches in the first round :p
You're right, Bye is a born loser! :lol:

BeeTee
10-17-2005, 06:14 PM
Vamos Gaston !

I guess German TV will not show the match with "Bye" ;) :fiery:

Sommarsverige
10-17-2005, 07:22 PM
Me also loves the thread title :yeah:

Vamos Gaston :)

Choupi
10-17-2005, 08:12 PM
Go Gaston!! I'm sure he'll beat that 'Bye' guy, he has to play 16 matches in the first round :p

:haha: If that "Bye" guy goes through the 1st rd after his 16 matches, I call l'Equipe. He can't be clean! ;)

sigmagirl91
10-17-2005, 11:54 PM
:haha: If that "Bye" guy goes through the 1st rd after his 16 matches, I call l'Equipe. He can't be clean! ;)

I'll not only call L'Equipe, I'll email the sports desk with all the details.

Action Jackson
10-18-2005, 03:15 AM
The Bye is a tough contender and should never be underestimated.

sonatinca
10-18-2005, 07:04 AM
Hope Gaston will have a reason to dance a tango in Madrid ;) Vamos!!!

RogiFan88
10-18-2005, 02:43 PM
Hmm... I'd love to see Gasti tango his way to the title... vamos, Gaston!

Choupi
10-18-2005, 03:38 PM
I'd love to see him tango...to the title or wherever he wants! :D

Vale
10-18-2005, 03:57 PM
Gastón plays against Acasuso tomorrow! Pity it has to be between these two, but I have no doubt about who I'll be cheering for! :D

User id 7816
10-18-2005, 04:17 PM
good luck Gaston

RogiFan88
10-18-2005, 04:20 PM
Chucho won?

Choupi
10-18-2005, 04:26 PM
From what I have read on the site, Youzhny retired at 0/2 in the 3rd set. So yes, Chucho won. :)

Vale
10-18-2005, 08:07 PM
What I would like is for Gastón to go out on the court tomorrow and enjoy himself! :angel: His record against Chucho is 4-2 ( the last time he beat him was in Viña QF this year.
VAMOS GASTON!!!

Corina2605
10-18-2005, 08:35 PM
Vamos Gaston in Madrid :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Lol this title rocks! :haha:
Chucho seems to play not bad recently,but Gaston should be able to beat him.GO! :rocker2:

Action Jackson
10-19-2005, 04:22 AM
At least there will be an Argentine that I like in the 3rd round. I do think in theory that on an indoor court Chucho would be easier to beat than Youzhny, though if Chucho serves well that could change very quickly. I hope it's a good match with Gaston winning of course.

Choupi
10-19-2005, 06:30 AM
Well, let's say that I wanna see Gaston as the winner of that match. But, if Chucho wins, I won't be sad. :)

Action Jackson
10-19-2005, 06:36 AM
Gaston is second match on Court 1 after Haas and Hrbaty.

Vale
10-19-2005, 12:44 PM
Gastón lost 7-6, 6-2. :mad:
I'm heartbroken. Do we have to resign ourselves to his being only a claycourt specialist? It's the fifth match in a row that he loses. I hate to imagine how he must be cursing himself right now! :sad:

anna10
10-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Oh no - I've lost track of time and hadn't come in here expecting to see a result from him already. I'm really sorry he lost, and since we don't seem to be getting any matches from that court it looks like I won't even get to see him at all this week.

Choupi
10-19-2005, 01:11 PM
Gastón lost 7-6, 6-2. :mad:
I'm heartbroken. Do we have to resign ourselves to his being only a claycourt specialist? It's the fifth match in a row that he loses. I hate to imagine how he must be cursing himself right now! :sad:
Resignment isn't the solution, and certainly not an option of mine. I can't deny the facts. He's lost his 5th match in a row, yes. But I haven't seen that match. Maybe Chucho has really played a great match and there was nothing Gaston could do today. Maybe if they had played tomorrow, the outcome would have been totally different. :shrug: Don't lose hope Vale. A tiebreak in the 1st set helps me believe it has been a great fight. :)

*Ljubica*
10-19-2005, 01:33 PM
Because I'm very busy on my first day back at work I haven't been able to follow live scores or anything - but I've just caught up now and wanted to say sorry that Gaston lost. But - please don't lose hope- I have seen Chucho a fair bit this last 2 weeks (both in matches and in practice), and he is a good, fast court player with a good serve and has been hitting the ball cleanly - unless Gaston was on really top form it would have been hard to beat him on a hard court, and certainly no disgrace. Keep the faith guys :)

RogiFan88
10-19-2005, 01:42 PM
Aw... poor Gasti... this is the type of resignation I don't like... well done to Chucho.

anna10
10-19-2005, 01:44 PM
Thanks for that word, Rosie. Given the surface I was prepared to be realistic about Gaudio's chances of going deep into the tournament this week, but was hopeful for a little more - but, I'm not really that familiar with Acasuso, so this is good to know on him and for the match today.

sigmagirl91
10-19-2005, 02:20 PM
Hi, everyone. Sorry I haven't much time to post today, but I'm sorry Gaston lost. I hope he recovers his form soon.

Peta Pan
10-19-2005, 02:25 PM
Just another one to add to the long list of my favourites that have lost at their first appearance this week. I hoped maybe GG could get past at least one round but there is Chucho in his way. Very disappointed I am but not much can be done about it :(

User id 7816
10-19-2005, 04:25 PM
Gastón lost 7-6, 6-2. :mad:
I'm heartbroken. Do we have to resign ourselves to his being only a claycourt specialist? It's the fifth match in a row that he loses. I hate to imagine how he must be cursing himself right now! :sad:

Vale I think we all know he doesnt thrive on other surfaces as he does on clay so um, yes of course for each match he lost on HC we can find some objective reasons why he lost it, probably even his Baker match, but they'll be secondary. I still believe he's talented enough to do better on fast courts with his game but thats not enough in reality.

Betty
10-19-2005, 04:47 PM
Sure, not good new...and i suppose i lose my hope to see him at Shangai

casillas_girl
10-19-2005, 05:27 PM
yeah, shanghai is far away now! :sad:

Action Jackson
10-20-2005, 04:15 AM
Well congrats to Chucho, he was good enough to do the business when it counted and is someone who should be doing better than he actually is.

Next point well Gaston isn't in great form and if he doesn't make it to Shanghai, it's his fault and his fault only. That's the thing he knows what exactly is needed and hasn't been able to score well in the events that matter hence his position where he is, it's easy to see.

Sure, he doesn't like playing on these surfaces, but he has to adapt and at the same time, he lacks self-belief when he is on clay and how is that not going to manifest itself on other surfaces he is less comfortable on.

*Ljubica*
10-20-2005, 05:24 AM
Btw - Gaston and Mariano Puerta went on to lose their doubles match to Ferrer/Verdasco last night :sad: The score was 3-6, 2-6. Not totally surprising I guess.

Action Jackson
10-20-2005, 10:16 AM
For those interested here is a small recap on the match.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2528872&postcount=19

Gaudio-Acasuso I had a friend on that court and I was calling him to give me his impressions. He said first set was pretty even. Gaudio was the better player from baseline, Acasuso was again playing 100 m behind baseline, but he served well and attacked several times the net with not too much success as he missed some easy volleys. A couple of funny things Gastón said:

"¡Si querés hablar por teléfono salite fuera!" "If you want to talk by phone, go out!" when a phone bell rang when Gaudio was about to serve. As always, some blah blah with himself and coach and some complaints to the line refs and umpire. 2nd set, looks like Gastón was mentally out and was broken 3 times.

Betty
10-20-2005, 10:21 AM
i thought that Gaston's mentally has decided the match.....

Choupi
10-20-2005, 10:27 AM
I'm tempted to say nothing new under the sun, sadly...Thanks for sharing.