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Paris-Bercy Masters reports.

delsa
11-02-2005, 11:25 AM
The little vazaha in the middle of the Parisian crowd in the huge old arena...

First post-matches impressions: the good things, the bad things. I don't speak a lot about tennis first. Then i'll maybe a little (a few noteworthy things plaus some anectdotes), if i manage to put them there (i'm a bit technically challenged...) the vids will help you have an idea.

After four days at the Paris-Bercy Masters i can say that was 4 wonderful days.
My hands and my poor throat will remember it but i still have amazed eyes and so good memories.
There was good:
-the wildest wicked hot atmopshere ever, the great tense matches Fabrice winning with his experience as always, making the weirdest shots ever, "cooking" softly his opponent, the poor Jarkko who played great, disheartening him, with weird dead balls, sliced backhands and my...his perfect lobs...:worship: we were all laughing...Santoro used his usual tactic: Nieminen was 1/13 on BPs...He was always on the edge, but never in doubt in a way. ;) He recovered during some games and played some others, he explained that when he put his towel on his head he was doing some sailors' trick to sleep for one minutes...lol He eventually snatched a hold-up win "à l'usure" barely standing at the end. The old man is still the same...And he still knows how to bluff. It made me remember his win against Nalby (when i was for Nalby btw...) in Rome this year lol. He faked tiredness, used his old "shots of rat" to do some weird direct translation... "Fabrice est magique", "Go Tahiti", "Go Toulon", "Eternel Fabrice", "Wow Jarkko!" and so on still resonate in my head...:hearts:
-Seeing Nole, Verdasco, Paulo etc...and many more play...:)
-Running everywhere to see the most tennis and tennis players possible and in the end with those children running behind pffff! That was crazy but sooo much fun...:lol: I fell in the stairs... :lol: :smash:
-Snaping pics and filming like crazy... :o
-Buying old rare Tennis Mag' at their stands! ;)
-Having a "colony" lol of children joining me to support and kind of defending me against our stupid neighbours in the stadium, trying to teach them to be fair-play, to enjoy a match more than seeing "their' player winning, explaining them some things about the little i know about tennis and the players we watched playing, eating with them. I'll remember you "little heads", don't lose my phone number! I feel so old in front of such youngsters when i shouldn't. Hehe :o
-All the nice persons i discussed with, all the impromptu meetings... :cool:

There was bad:
-Getting insulted
-Receiving food on my head
-the snobs and the posh spectators i despised criticizing me and the "little heads" and everybody doing like us with a la di da voice, insulting us when they thought they had the right to boo...:rolleyes: :ras:
-the stupid unfair long booing during one match and the usual little booing during almost all of them
-the organization which i would understand if ppl criticized but i don't care about that so i'm not going to, i kind of like when it's a bit messy myself and since i know the tourny very well, i don't lose my way or things like that...
But if you're an organization freak etc...don't go there or go there with someone knowing how things work. It's a place for the experienced or the cool persons there to have a great time not to inspect every little details to criticize, there to see tennis and yell a bit, who knows or are ready to ask for the short cuts, how to go on central court where the players train during the qualies when it's normally "forbidden" like me and some others etc...Uptight ppl won't enjoy Bercy except if they have a reserved place in the "tribune présidentielle"...;)

Now let's take care of the pics and little anectdotes...

Choupi
11-02-2005, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the report Delsa. Sounds like you had a great time there. Apart from those insults, the food on the head and the incessant silly booings...it must have been a thrilling experience. :)

avocadoe
11-02-2005, 12:37 PM
thanks for report, felt like I was running with you :) looking forward to the pictures, too

LaTenista
11-02-2005, 01:03 PM
Merci delsa :hug: What an experience you've had.

:scratch: For some reason it seems (at least watching on TV) that there are lots of little children at both Madrid and Paris. I've gone to Cincinnati the last four years and there are less kids running about there but it's also outdoors and more spread out, so maybe they are less noticeable.

About these "snobs" I've noticed they are usually the ones trying to quiet everyone down so they can have non-tennis related conversations during play. :rolleyes:

Can't wait to read your next report. :D

Choupi
11-02-2005, 01:25 PM
:scratch: For some reason it seems (at least watching on TV) that there are lots of little children at both Madrid and Paris.
Well I can't speak for Madrid, but it's still holidays here for kids so that explains why they are numerous in Berçy. And as it was public holiday yesterday, and that many of my fellows haven't worked on Monday, I suppose that many parents have felt like bringing the entire family to the event. School starts again tomorrow. Should be quieter...at least for the kids! :)

richard gasquet
11-02-2005, 01:27 PM
great report delsa! :)

lol with the children :D

thanks. :wavey:

marifline
11-02-2005, 07:15 PM
how to go on central court where the players train during the qualies when it's normally "forbidden" like me and some others etc...
Au qualifs des gens m'ont dis qu'ils avaient réussi a aller sur le central en passant par une porte...je me demande toujours où est cette porte magique.. lol

I had a really good time in Bercy too, and I will go back to watch the final..I made a report in french ( dans la partie française) and I'm too lazy, and my english is too bad to translate it.
Well I saw Paulo, I had an autographe, I saw him smiling, smiling and smiling again seemed to be so happy to be on an autographe session, so adorable...
I enjoyed the same matchs as you, especially Santoro's I was laughing too...
So good memories... :D

avocadoe
11-03-2005, 10:58 AM
Marifline, thanks, your english sounds good to me, but lazy I understand :) Glad you had some fun, too, and enjoy the final!

*Ljubica*
11-03-2005, 11:45 AM
Well I can't speak for Madrid, but it's still holidays here for kids so that explains why they are numerous in Berçy. And as it was public holiday yesterday, and that many of my fellows haven't worked on Monday, I suppose that many parents have felt like bringing the entire family to the event. School starts again tomorrow. Should be quieter...at least for the kids! :)

There are LOADS of children in Madrid - many of whom are extremely noisy and EXTREMELY badly behaved :devil:

Thanks for your reports Delsa - glad you had fun. I really enjoy the Bercy tournament - this is the first year I've missed being there in about 5 years and I've missed the fun and the atmosphere.