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PHM def Gonzo 6-3 3-6 7-6(4)

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Awesome effort from Paulo :rocker2: a few nerves towards the end, but he pulled it out. Great job.

He's gonna win this tournament, mark my words :yeah:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

savesthedizzle
11-02-2005, 08:41 PM
:yeah: Nice win for PHM!

marcelwks
11-02-2005, 08:42 PM
wow Pol Ąri Matiu

Viken01
11-02-2005, 08:43 PM
great win :yeah:

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:47 PM
Can anybody that saw the match tell me how it went? Judging by the live scores it looked like Paulo definitely deserved to win.

*julie*
11-02-2005, 08:47 PM
A real fight for Paulo with great mental strenght!
Paulo is back! Vive Paulo! :bounce:
Good for the confidence. Next round: Sexypanek.
Good Luck Paulo :worship:

Saumon
11-02-2005, 08:48 PM
:eek: he had never won on that court before and now he wins to big fights in a row :eek: :yeah:

*julie*
11-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Can anybody that saw the match tell me how it went? Judging by the live scores it looked like Paulo definitely deserved to win.
If only I could have seen it... :mad: But yes... following the SB it seems he was leading the whole third set.

virex
11-02-2005, 08:49 PM
it was a really good match.
both played well from the baseline.
but paulo was really solid in the TB while gonzo made some mistakes...
best match i´ve seen in Paris this week

Marine
11-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Et dire que j'ai quitté Bercy à 3/0 Gonzalez ds le 2ème set :mad:

Well, he WON that's fantastic, at tie break ! Wow !!!!!! :woohoo: :clap2: :yeah:

Ome
11-02-2005, 08:50 PM
Congrats Paulo :D
Way to go! :hug:

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:50 PM
it was a really good match.
both played well from the baseline.
but paulo was really solid in the TB while gonzo made some mistakes...
best match i´ve seen in Paris this week
:yeah: thanks. I'm so happy with Paulo he's going above Rafa in my sig :o

marcelwks
11-02-2005, 08:51 PM
Mathieu after these two close wins will be confident . He can beat Stepan tomorrow.

G_Hughes
11-02-2005, 08:51 PM
Can anybody that saw the match tell me how it went? Judging by the live scores it looked like Paulo definitely deserved to win.


First set was a class act by PHM. He played awesome tennis.
Second set he choked just as he´s used to . Nothing new .
Third set , very closed, PHM holding serves easier than Gonzo .
Final set tb. KEY POINT was the first one. Clear df by PHM that would have given Gonzo a 1-0 and minibreak . PHM from there returned unbelievably good and got the victory. He deserved it, to of the biggest chicken brains in the ATP TOUR.
Congrats PHM , after so much suffering in front of your home country it looks like you´re smiling again .

GonzoFan
11-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Gonzo :smash: :sad:


Can anybody that saw the match tell me how it went? Judging by the live scores it looked like Paulo definitely deserved to win.

I watched the match on tv and both were great! this is the best match that I have seen in Paris this week ;)
Gonzo at some moments looked tired and PHM obviuosly took advantage of that
I love Gonzo but I think the way they both played PHM deserved the win :sad:

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:57 PM
I watched the match on tv and both were great! this is the best match that I have seen in Paris this week ;)
Gonzo at some moments looked tired and PHM obviuosly took advantage of that
I love Gonzo but I think the way they both played PHM deserved the win :sad:
Sounds like a great match, I wish I saw it. Thanks for the honest assessment :yeah:

Sparko1030
11-02-2005, 08:59 PM
:bigcry: So sad for dear Fena....what a heartbreaker for him to lose and so close to his goals for the year....but congrats to PHM for a great match.

richard gasquet
11-02-2005, 08:59 PM
yeah paulo!!:yeah:

go further now paulo alias "rocky style"!http://www.yelims.com/IPB/Invision-Board-France-10.gif

I will cheer for you again even if I know that it will be intense!thats the exciting thing with paulo no?? :D

hum... but if he decides to win in straight sets for his next match I would agree :angel: :lol:

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 09:00 PM
hum... but if he decides to win in straight sets for his next match I would agree :angel: :lol:
Not a chance. Paulo just wouldn't be Paulo if he won without giving his fans a scare. Its like Henman at Wimbledon.

shotgun
11-02-2005, 09:01 PM
I'm a little disappointed by the way Fernando played. He made too many mistakes, and was looking tired, too bad he couldn't qualify for Shanghai. Anyway, PHM deserved to win.

richard gasquet
11-02-2005, 09:03 PM
Not a chance. Paulo just wouldn't be Paulo if he won without giving his fans a scare. Its like Henman at Wimbledon.


yes lol and that makes him so special I think :D

hope these 2 great matches will boost his confidence and that he will be on fire all this week! :)

nermo
11-02-2005, 09:11 PM
congrats Paul Henri.. :D
wish i could 've seen this match,in fact i didn't expect this result.I wish he would be able to go further :angel: ...

+alonso
11-02-2005, 09:12 PM
OMG First of all Congrats Mathieu :worship: I saw the 2nd set and I couldn't see the rest.. My teacher was blaming that nobody listened her in the whole class :lol: and i went to the bathroom :lol: you know..
Paul played great tennis..:eek: and Feña seemed tired.. :o and erratic.
I saw great pts of Mathieu :yeah:
CONGRATS AGAIN!
So bad Feña couldn't do it to Shanghai.. This was your CHANCE! :sad: Definately a Bad day! :sad:

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 09:13 PM
yes lol and that makes him so special I think :D

hope these 2 great matches will boost his confidence and that he will be on fire all this week! :)
Stepanek is beatable, and then probably Davydenko who is also beatable. You just never know, I'm hoping the crowd will inspire him.

case
11-02-2005, 09:14 PM
Awesome effort from Paulo :rocker2: a few nerves towards the end, but he pulled it out. Great job.

He's gonna win this tournament, mark my words :yeah:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


I think he can win it too. He has the crowd, he is hungry (ok really hungry) supposedly injury free, the competetion is weak (hate to use that but it is true) his head seems to be calming down, and most of all he has the talent.

SwissMister1
11-02-2005, 09:15 PM
Needless to say, this is awesome. As for the next round, hopefully PHM doesn't get distracted by Radek's sexy visage. ALLEZ!

marifline
11-02-2005, 09:16 PM
VIVE PAULO !!! VIVE BERCY !!! AUX CHIOTTES SPORT + !!!

Keep make us dream Paulo !!! You rules !!!!

What a match ! ( and what a match on monday !)

Marine
11-02-2005, 09:18 PM
AUX CHIOTTES SPORT + !!!



I agree !!!!!! Aux ch...le foot :mad:

marifline
11-02-2005, 09:28 PM
Stepanek is beatable, and then probably Davydenko who is also beatable. You just never know, I'm hoping the crowd will inspire him.

I watch his first round on monday, and I can tell you; now that he has won two awesome matches, now that he's the only french player left : the crowd will be in fire, go crazy on every of his matches !!! When you're in Bercy, watching him, yelling, cheering him it just seems he CAN'T lose !!!

But please Paulo if you can just make it in straight sets next time :wavey: lol

I trust him to fight until the very end, to be brave and to make all he can do to win... and I trust the crowd to help him to go in this way

rofe
11-02-2005, 09:29 PM
Good win for PHM. I guess he likes being on a rollercoaster. :)

GonzoFan
11-02-2005, 09:37 PM
So bad Feña couldn't do it to Shanghai.. This was your CHANCE! :sad: Definately a Bad day! :sad:

yeah ... it's so sad that he couldn't make it to Shangai ... but let's hope this will not affect him and next year we will see the Gonzo that we saw last week :)

Vialator
11-02-2005, 09:42 PM
Bravo Paulo ! :worship: :banana:

VIVE PAULO !!! VIVE BERCY !!! AUX CHIOTTES SPORT + !!!


séance de rattrapage cette nuit sur france 2, en principe... :scratch:

musefanatic
11-02-2005, 09:58 PM
Wow, i didn't think he would win gonzo! :eek:

Good luck for the next round PHM!! :)

delsa
11-02-2005, 10:01 PM
Gonzo's fans are the best. :worship:
It was a great match on his part but it's true he looked a bit tired. It especially showed in the first set because despite PHM playing well he made a few very unusual UEs for him.
:sad: Too bad this match had to decide for a Masters Cup place.

I saw the first set and then the second till it was 5-3 30-30 for Gonzo then Sport Plus switched to the Champions League... :mad: in the middle of such a tense important game (!), they could have at least showed the end of the second set... :rolleyes:

In this set, you could see the good PHM had showed up, not the one looking like a ghost but the one focused, making aces with his serve on, hitting the ball well etc...In the second set, Gonzo clearly picked up his game and one slip by PHM was enough for him to win it, even if he was very close to the edge each time he was serving...He stayed very solid. He was winning some long rallies with his missile FH.

Then i followed it on the SB and PHM after holding very difficultly at 5-2 in the first set to secure he would serve first in the third, held his serve to love three or two times in a row (don't remember exactly) and then pretty easily, whereas Gonzo held with difficulty (without facing break points at first then with a few against him in the end...). I guess Gonzo served a lot of aces to get out of trouble.

There was this horrible game at 5-5 in which PHM faced a BP, we all thought it had to stop, that he couldn't hold easily not showing nerves for so long and we thought the choke was coming...But he held and then in the tie-break he was ahead most of the time. Now all this could have been because of Gonzo making mistakes too, so i don't know :shrug: (for exemple i think he made a df in the tie-break...).

Great match anyway, from both. ;)

Marine
11-02-2005, 10:10 PM
I have to admit Gonzo's fans are very fair play. (I know I wouldn't be able to congratulate the adversary in these conditions... ):unsure:

richard gasquet
11-02-2005, 10:13 PM
delsa you have to give some credit to phm,ok fernando gonzalez played more matches and has won Bale last week but he has the advantage of having great confidence because of that.He made mistakes and looked tired but dont forget that it was a masters place who was target by him so more motivation.No paulo, played better in the "key moments" of the match.Sorry for fernando but thats tennis and paulo got his chance, hasnt miss it.

sorry for gonzalez fans,he had a great year and hopefully 2006 will be better ;)

delsa
11-02-2005, 10:15 PM
I watch his first round on monday, and I can tell you; now that he has won two awesome matches, now that he's the only french player left : the crowd will be in fire, go crazy on every of his matches !!! When you're in Bercy, watching him, yelling, cheering him it just seems he CAN'T lose !!!

But please Paulo if you can just make it in straight sets next time :wavey: lol

I trust him to fight until the very end, to be brave and to make all he can do to win... and I trust the crowd to help him to go in this way

Well, i wished i was in the crowd today because watching the first sets on tv, i thought they weren't fired up enough... :rolleyes:
Ok the match was relatively late and everybody's back to work tomorrow, the children weren't there in numbers etc...But still...

That's more the will to do something good in this stadium were he only had lived nightmares before that makes him hungry and the will to save his season and take his chance for once with the "weak field"...
Not like in the USO where he had the best draw he'll ever have (especially for someone with his "luck") :o and didn't take advantage of it because of his stupid badly managed schedule and the injury he got because of it plus a very good Capdeville...(he's in the top 10 of the players having played the most tournaments this year... and he lost so many times in the first round :rolleyes: ).

He's so much criticized or blamed or laughed at (nicely or not...). He must have enough of it and want to finish this year on a good note so that a good image sticks of him until next season.

Deivid23
11-02-2005, 10:53 PM
Really good match from Mathieu, he served and returned well his fh caused damage as always and even his bh was quite solid. I´ve had the impression during the whole match Gonzo wanted to finish too quickly the points falling way many times into precipitations (all his 2nd serves looked for the ace :shrug: ), went for the winner asap, like he wanted to save energies I reckon. He only looked more calmed and elaborated more the points in final games.

GL the rest of the tourney, PHM, now beat the Jerk

KoOlMaNsEaN
11-02-2005, 11:03 PM
:D Tough win great PHM!

DhammaTiger
11-02-2005, 11:17 PM
First of all congratulations to all Mathieu fans. He really played very well and deserved to win. However being a fan of Fena, I am thoroughly disappointed and depressed, as I wanted him to win this tournament and go to Shanghai. But in hind sight, he must have been very tired after Basle, winnning both singles and doubles titles which is an awesome achievement in itself, and understandably he must have been very tired coming into this tournament. This year was fantastic for Fena and let us hope next year will be a very good one. So, I am sure he takes heart in this fact and as his fan, I do too. Next year more titles and in the top ten where he truly belongs. As for PHM fans I hope your man will fulfill your dreams and win the tournament, as he is a great talent also. Vamos Fena in 2006.

Fergie
11-02-2005, 11:21 PM
Feña was tired :sad: ... But congrats Paulo, great match! :yeah:

enqvistfan
11-03-2005, 12:03 AM
I was at the match and as everyone said, Fernando made a lot of mistakes, looked tired. But, Mathieu played well and took advantage of it.
So sad, that he won't go to Shanghai, cause with the Nalbandian's loss, it could have been possible.

Fernando made a great year, and I wish him the best of luck for 2006.

Regarding Mathieu, I hope he'll continue his road in Bercy.

Scotso
11-03-2005, 12:06 AM
Paulo :D

I wanted to bet on him, as I had faith he could win this match... but unfortunately they vbookie didn't update last night and I was gone all day :sad:

mangoes
11-03-2005, 12:06 AM
Gonzo :sad:

Vialator
11-03-2005, 12:10 AM
séance de rattrapage cette nuit sur france 2, en principe... :scratch:

it's begin now ;)

*Viva Chile*
11-03-2005, 03:52 AM
I'm so dissapointed with Feña coz he miss a huge oportunity to play in Shanghai, he looked tired and unconsistent, but Paulo played a great match... he definitely went to the court to fight, and won my respect :worship:

silverwhite
11-03-2005, 04:53 AM
Paulo :woohoo: Quelle surprise! :rolls:

This match was passed over for Champions League football. :rolleyes: They'd better show it later today!

silverwhite
11-03-2005, 04:55 AM
yeah paulo!!:yeah:

go further now paulo alias "rocky style"!http://www.yelims.com/IPB/Invision-Board-France-10.gif

I will cheer for you again even if I know that it will be intense!thats the exciting thing with paulo no?? :D

hum... but if he decides to win in straight sets for his next match I would agree :angel: :lol:

He says that with him, you never know. For all we know, he's going to lose to Sexy Radek 6-0 6-0. :o

silverwhite
11-03-2005, 04:57 AM
OMG First of all Congrats Mathieu :worship: I saw the 2nd set and I couldn't see the rest.. My teacher was blaming that nobody listened her in the whole class :lol: and i went to the bathroom :lol: you know..
Paul played great tennis..:eek: and Feña seemed tired.. :o and erratic.
I saw great pts of Mathieu :yeah:
CONGRATS AGAIN!
So bad Feña couldn't do it to Shanghai.. This was your CHANCE! :sad: Definately a Bad day! :sad:

Alonso :rolls:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-03-2005, 09:38 AM
Feña fans are so generous! :worship: I just feel sad for Feña,he always do a good job this year but can't go to Shanghai at last. :sad::sad::sad:
They didn't show this match instead of replay the Duck-Dent again,that's pissed me off! :fiery::fiery::fiery: What was Paulo smoking? :rolls: He can play a great match! :eek::eek::eek: Now don't ruin the chance,you should grasp more points to rise your ranking. :shout:

landoud
11-03-2005, 10:11 AM
well done paulo... although i'm a gonzo fan but this was great

Aleksa's Laydee
11-03-2005, 11:15 AM
gonzo :sad:

fanancic
11-03-2005, 01:13 PM
Well done Paulo!!!!
Vive Paulo!!!!

star
11-03-2005, 01:15 PM
That's a very nice result for Paulo!!

enqvistfan
11-03-2005, 02:06 PM
it's begin now ;)

Yes they showed the match at 1 am last night. I watched it when I came back from Bercy :lol:

gillian
11-03-2005, 02:15 PM
Good job by PHM!