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Suzi
01-17-2006, 09:09 AM
well boohoo :bigcry:

linus
01-17-2006, 09:12 AM
not too sad since have got ready for it. Richie :hug:

silverwhite
01-17-2006, 10:37 AM
One disturbing pattern in all his 3 matches is that he lead 3-1 in the second each time and lost it. :(

silverwhite
01-17-2006, 11:45 AM
It's not all over. Richie is playing doubles with Seb. 1st Round tomorrow against #12 seeds Knowle/Melzer. :bolt:

linus
01-17-2006, 12:13 PM
allez guys :D

misyou25
01-17-2006, 01:31 PM
wow...with grosjean....and mixed doubles?

silverwhite
01-17-2006, 01:57 PM
The mixed doubles draw isn't out yet. :p

LaTenista
01-17-2006, 02:14 PM
:crying2:

InfiniteSadness
01-17-2006, 05:08 PM
I saw the match. He did play and serve quite well (but not enough 1st serve unfortunately) but all his wasted break points made me really mad! (he lost some of them quite miserably)
But that wasn't a bad match, even though the score is so harsh.

I'm happy he plays the double, at least he'll play one more match!

Daniela_CABJ
01-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Richard :hug:
I couldn't see the match, just parts of it (everytime ESPN was showing that court, Richard lost the points... ESPN :shout: )
I think it was better than the other tournaments matches, and I agree on the thing that he wasted a lot of bp!
He'll be playing doubles with Seb, so that's good! more tennis for him!

Court 7 Start Time 11.00 AM
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Olga Savchuk (UKR) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SCG)[23]
followed by
Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Tszvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs. Laura Granville (USA)
Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Julian Knowle (AUT)[12]/Jurgen Melzer (AUT)[12] vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)/Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)

richard gasquet
01-17-2006, 06:46 PM
a liitle bit sad because he is eliminated from the tournament in single but still have a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.

Australia is just nota lucky place for him :o

zimzim
01-17-2006, 10:16 PM
I saw the match, and the match was much closer than the scoreline suggested. Am not worried about Richards game at all....all he needs is more practice, and matchplay-then he'll be fine. It was like watching Venus loose her first round match...I knew she suffered for lack of match play. Anybody who counts Richie out for 2006 would be making a huge mistake.

*julie*
01-17-2006, 10:58 PM
I saw the match, and the match was much closer than the scoreline suggested. Am not worried about Richards game at all....all he needs is more practice, and matchplay-then he'll be fine. It was like watching Venus loose her first round match...I knew she suffered for lack of match play. Anybody who counts Richie out for 2006 would be making a huge mistake.

I didn't see the match but all these wasted BP show how he lacks of confidence during crucial points. I am sure Supereric :cool: will find a solution and Richard will be back stronger.

It's good for him to play the doubles, but once again, his draw is ... :mad: Un jour ou l'autre la chance tournera et là... :devil:

Sweet4Richard
01-17-2006, 11:55 PM
Poor Richard :sad: I can't say I'm surprised. Of course I wanted him to win, but I guess we just have to wait until he fully recovers from the long layoff. I did get to see the last few games on ESPN (:woohoo: ) and yeah it was really furstrating to see how down Richard won on himself. Besides not coverting his break points, seeing him constantly look down made me even more upset. He has to stay positive, as hard as that may be. I was just sitting in my house wanting to jump through the screen to tell him "to say positive." Poor Richard :bigcry: At least there's always next year.... (I just hope he can finally wrangle up a win in Marseille in Februray)

Thanks for the caps :hug:

:yeah: for playing doubles. A really wise decision and hopefully he can get some good match play in (even if they are playing the 12 seeds :eek: ) I hope that he also plays mixed just to get some more court time in and match play.

Allez Richard :bounce:

silverwhite
01-18-2006, 06:42 AM
Richard/Seb lost 6-4 6-4. :sad:

Oh, well. It was against the #12 seeds and the 2 of them probably need time to get used to each other. :)

Puschkin
01-18-2006, 09:38 AM
I saw the match, and the match was much closer than the scoreline suggested.

I totally agree. I am new on this part of the MTF and I just want to reassure you about Richard's future. I fell in love with his tennis in this match, even if he lost. Alors, courage mes amis :wavey: . His days will come, there is no doubt.

OddJob
01-18-2006, 10:36 AM
It sucks he lost in the dubs too. Now he can go home and train some more. Then come back even better. :yeah:

misyou25
01-18-2006, 12:54 PM
he isnt playing mixed...
bad tournament this year for richie.... :(

silverwhite
01-18-2006, 01:14 PM
I didn't see the match but all these wasted BP show how he lacks of confidence during crucial points. I am sure Supereric :cool: will find a solution and Richard will be back stronger.

It's good for him to play the doubles, but once again, his draw is ... :mad: Un jour ou l'autre la chance tournera et là... :devil:

You made me imagine Eric in Super Mario's outfit. :tape: :o

linus
01-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Richie, lets back France to start again :)

case
01-18-2006, 04:11 PM
I totally agree. I am new on this part of the MTF and I just want to reassure you about Richard's future. I fell in love with his tennis in this match, even if he lost. Alors, courage mes amis :wavey: . His days will come, there is no doubt.

:wavey:

Hope you post here more often! The first time I saw him play I fell in love with his tennis too. He lost that match too. I have only seen the last few points of a victory for him. Mainly we see the americans here.

Speaking of which- Ginepri lost! I still dont like the guy! It kind of made my evening.

SwissMister1
01-18-2006, 06:25 PM
:wavey:

Hope you post here more often! The first time I saw him play I fell in love with his tennis too. He lost that match too. I have only seen the last few points of a victory for him. Mainly we see the americans here.

Speaking of which- Ginepri lost! I still dont like the guy! It kind of made my evening.

Star sports showed the end of that match, I kind of like Gremelmayr, seems like a very energetic player.

I was hoping Richard and Seb would make a little run, but Knowle is a pretty scary, pirate-looking guy, I can see how they would be intimidated.

I was actually hoping Richard would play the clay court events. Easier opponents, get some more confidence up, it worked for him two years ago...

LilyRoseAva
01-18-2006, 07:29 PM
i record the match of richie but it's sad :-(

silverwhite
01-18-2006, 10:18 PM
Claire - If you're able to, could you upload the match please? :)

linus
01-18-2006, 11:54 PM
yea, dear Esther, if that, would be wonderful :)

*julie*
01-19-2006, 03:29 AM
I have read in the "Zagreb tournament thread" that Richard has asked for a WC.
Wise decision to have some matchplay before the Open of Marseille. :yeah: I hope he will get it as Murray and Costa have asked for one too.

zimzim
01-19-2006, 04:35 AM
Oh great! I hope Richard gets the wild card...I was hoping he'll play a tornament before Marseille, am glad he's gone for a wild card.

silverwhite
01-19-2006, 07:52 AM
Good decision. :yeah:

I hope and think he will get the WC. If he doesn't though, he should play qualifying to get some wins and matchplay. :o

Even if he does get it, he might not be seeded and with his luck with draws this year, he might get Ljubicic in the 1st round. :help:

linus
01-19-2006, 08:24 AM
our Richie sounds so unlucky when the new season beginning

_pyromatic
01-19-2006, 07:30 PM
That a very good decision, IMO. I really hope he gets it.

Even if he does get it, he might not be seeded and with his luck with draws this year, he might get Ljubicic in the 1st round. :help:

I thought wildcards could still be seeded?

Sweet4Richard
01-20-2006, 01:14 AM
So late, but :sad: Richard and Seb lost in doubles

I really do hope that he can get the wildcard since I just think he needs more matches under his belt and more confidence. *crosses fingers* :yeah:

silverwhite
01-20-2006, 11:01 AM
That a very good decision, IMO. I really hope he gets it.



I thought wildcards could still be seeded?

Oops. I got something confused. I remember Mirnyi once entered a tournament late and was drawn to face a seed. I thought he was a WC, but realised that he played qualifying and was entered as a qualifier. :p

Sweet4Richard
01-20-2006, 11:58 PM
Yeah the wildcards can be seeded. I remember from the TD Waterhouse tournament in 2004, Lleyton was awarded a wildcard and then was seeded number one. To relate it back to Richie-he was a lucky loser and had to face Jan Michael Gambill in the first round and lost 7-6, 7-6. (He totally should of won that first set-it was killing me when I was there :lol: )

case
01-21-2006, 12:48 AM
Would they really go with Murray over Richard? Isnt Murray like 60 something in the ranks? Versus Gasquet at what 16 now? And Costa? I doubt that they would go with him anyway. Am I missing something as to how they pick WC's

silverwhite
01-21-2006, 03:43 AM
They might pick Murray because he sent in his application early instead of last minute. :shrug:

GonzoFan
01-21-2006, 06:16 PM
I so hope they'll give the wild card to Richard
He needs to play a lot and win some matches to get confidence back.
But I wonder how the chose the player that is going to get the wildcard :confused:

And yes, the wild cards can be seeded cause I remember last year in the Viña del Mar tournament they gave Gaston a wild card and he was the first seed.

Puschkin
01-21-2006, 07:03 PM
I so hope they'll give the wild card to Richard

When will it be decided?

GonzoFan
01-21-2006, 08:02 PM
When will it be decided?

I heard it will be decided in the second week of the AO but I'm not sure :shrug:

_pyromatic
01-21-2006, 08:06 PM
They might pick Murray because he sent in his application early instead of last minute. :shrug:

But...Richard is prettier! And higher ranked :yeah:

Conita
01-21-2006, 09:16 PM
But...Richard is prettier! And higher ranked :yeah:

:haha: :lol: :haha: :rolls:

Conita
01-21-2006, 09:17 PM
bless andy he is also cute just not as much :P

Daniela_CABJ
01-21-2006, 11:16 PM
But...Richard is prettier! And higher ranked :yeah:
:rolls: I'm sure they will have that in mind when they have to chose the WC :lol:

silverwhite
01-22-2006, 12:32 AM
bless andy he is also cute just not as much :P

:tape:

I'm sorry. I'd rather not comment on Murray. :p

_pyromatic
01-22-2006, 01:27 AM
:tape:

I'm sorry. I'd rather not comment on Murray. :p

I agree :eek:

simpletennis
01-22-2006, 06:14 AM
:tape:

I'm sorry. I'd rather not comment on Murray. :p

lmao.

richard gasquet
01-22-2006, 10:17 AM
:tape:

I'm sorry. I'd rather not comment on Murray. :p

you re so diplomatic silver :lol:

Sweet4Richard
01-22-2006, 04:25 PM
I like Andrew Murray, but I totally think that Richard deserves it more. Call me biased :yeah:

*julie*
01-22-2006, 04:34 PM
I like Andrew Murray, but I totally think that Richard deserves it more. Call me biased :yeah:

Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

richard gasquet
01-22-2006, 04:38 PM
Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

good news :) hopefully he will recover his sensations.

GonzoFan
01-22-2006, 05:43 PM
Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

These are great news! :yeah:
Let's hope he'll win some matches there :D

_pyromatic
01-22-2006, 06:02 PM
Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

Yay! I hope he gets far :D

Sweet4Richard
01-22-2006, 09:16 PM
Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

:bounce: Richard!! :)

Awesome, now make the wildcard worthwhile :banana:

Daniela_CABJ
01-22-2006, 10:47 PM
Richard got it! :D He will play Zagreb. That's great news.

I am sure he will get his confidence back there. :worship:

:banana: that's great for Richard!!! :D

OddJob
01-23-2006, 12:19 AM
I'm glad Richie got the WC for Zagreb. :) I really hope Richie gets someone really weak in his first match so he can get an easy win. :devil: Hopefully that will boost his confidence.

case
01-23-2006, 01:55 AM
I'm glad Richie got the WC for Zagreb. :) I really hope Richie gets someone really weak in his first match so he can get an easy win. :devil: Hopefully that will boast his confidence.

:) I totally agree! Really Weak is what is needed.
Ivo (really weak) Karlovic sounds like a good (really weak) opponent to me! :) Maybe a (really weak) qualifier.

Yes its true I have no pride at the moment-A win (really weak)is still a win.
I feel like a whimpy (really weak) fan with no (really weak) confidence in Gasquet's ability for feeling that way though. :rolleyes: A little ashamed of myself.

Hey, Ivo is really weak, isn't he?!! :confused: I've talked myself into being scared again...Still laying off the bottle though.

OddJob
01-23-2006, 02:05 AM
:) I totally agree! Really Weak is what is needed.
Ivo (really weak) Karlovic sounds like a good (really weak) opponent to me! :) Maybe a (really weak) qualifier.

Yes its true I have no pride at the moment-A win (really weak)is still a win.
I feel like a whimpy (really weak) fan with no (really weak) confidence in Gasquet's ability for feeling that way though. :rolleyes: A little ashamed of myself.

Hey, Ivo is really weak, isn't he?!! :confused: I've talked myself into being scared again...Still laying off the bottle though.


I have totally confidence in Richie.(really weak) He's had a rough start to the year. A win is a win(really weak) and if he has a good 1st round win things will start to look up.(really weak)

case
01-23-2006, 02:13 AM
I have totally confidence in Richie.(really weak) He's had a rough start to the year. A win is a win(really weak) and if he has a good 1st round win things will start to look up.(really weak)

:wavey:

Thanks, :) that helps, I find great (really weak) comfort in your words.

OddJob
01-23-2006, 02:52 AM
:wavey:

Thanks, :) that helps, I find great (really weak) comfort in your words.


That's what I'm here for :kiss: (really weak)

_pyromatic
01-23-2006, 05:22 AM
:scared: What if he gets Gael or Marcos in the first round?! I'll have to kill myself then...

silverwhite
01-23-2006, 07:06 AM
Please win a match there, Richard, or the organisers will be pissed about wasting their WC. :o

case
01-23-2006, 03:41 PM
:scared: I'll have to kill myself then...

Silverwhite-Quite frankly I am very disappointed and shocked at your behavior. I thought you were a nice guy. :confused:
To be worried about organizers opinions* while someone's life hangs in the balance. :smash: FOR SHAME!

Pyromatic- I want you to know that there are others in here that are deeply troubled and concerned for you. Your welfare is our FIRST concern.
Please think of your loved ones here before you take any drastic measures. Any bad draw we can handle together as a caring group.

* Now to talk about the really important thing-Could the organizers do something about Richard's losing in 1st? :eek: :confused: Poor Richard!!!

silverwhite
01-23-2006, 06:17 PM
case :scratch:

I don't think he'll get Gael because both will be seeded...

Daniela_CABJ
01-23-2006, 06:23 PM
The entry list is... :scared: I hope he gets a good draw!
:yeah: Good Luck Richard!!!

case
01-23-2006, 06:39 PM
case :scratch:

I don't think he'll get Gael because both will be seeded...

:wavey:

Ohhh.... uhhh....Never mind :ignore: ALL PREVIOUS POSTS-:ignore:
Again I make mistake. :confused:
Sorry. :explode:

*julie*
01-23-2006, 09:02 PM
Please win a match there, Richard, or the organisers will be pissed about wasting their WC. :o

Silverwhite-Quite frankly I am very disappointed and shocked at your behavior. I thought you were a nice guy. :confused:
To be worried about organizers opinions* while someone's life hangs in the balance. :smash: FOR SHAME!


Case, for your information, Silver is always that negative but I think there is sarcasm here and honestly, I laughed when I read it. Okay, I admit it was a nervous laugh but anyway...
We all behave differently face to such a situation but we all have in common the same wish... which is for Richard to recover his confidence.

And the situation is not that dramatic ( please Silver, don't contradict me :o ) seeing how Haas did well in this AO. Richard was unlucky with his draw and that's fate. I am very optimistic for the coming matches. Okay, I didn't see his match at the AO but from what I have heard, the 2nd set was pretty close. Richard didn't convert crucial points but he is still learning. He knows what he has to do now which is the most important thing.

And last thing: Can his next draw be worse than the AO one? No.
So things will get better soon. :angel:
;)

_pyromatic
01-23-2006, 09:20 PM
case :scratch:

I don't think he'll get Gael because both will be seeded...

But Zagreb will only have 8 seeds and Gael isn't in the top eight there... :scratch:

_pyromatic
01-23-2006, 09:31 PM
Pyromatic- I want you to know that there are others in here that are deeply troubled and concerned for you. Your welfare is our FIRST concern.
Please think of your loved ones here before you take any drastic measures. Any bad draw we can handle together as a caring group.
Thank you for your concern but I think I'll be fine :kiss: ;)

Sweet4Richard
01-23-2006, 10:41 PM
And last thing: Can his next draw be worse than the AO one? No.
So things will get better soon. :angel:
;)

:worship:

case
01-24-2006, 12:17 AM
Case, for your information, Silver is always that negative but I think there is sarcasm here and honestly, I laughed when I read it.

And last thing: Can his next draw be worse than the AO one? No.
So things will get better soon. :angel:
;)


:wavey:
I wasnt serious and I didn't take Pyromatic (it's Ellen isn't it?) seriously either. Not many would off themselves over a bad draw!! (I think-I hope!!)

As for Silverwhite...I thought Richard's pissing off the organizers because his play may suck these days was funny.
I hope he knew I was kidding. Silverwhite-You did- DIDNT YOU??????

*julie*
01-24-2006, 12:45 AM
:wavey:
I wasnt serious and I didn't take Pyromatic (it's Ellen isn't it?) seriously either. Not many would off themselves over a bad draw!! (I think-I hope!!)

As for Silverwhite...I thought Richard's pissing off the organizers because his play may suck these days was funny.
I hope he knew I was kidding. Silverwhite-You did- DIDNT YOU??????


:o Honestly, I thought you were serious... but that's because of my english. (I feel confused now...) Silver might have understood properly then.

I understood you and Pyromatic were kidding. I should have made the connection :banghead:

Anyway, I am still proud of my optimistic post concerning Richie :angel:

_pyromatic
01-24-2006, 01:44 AM
:wavey:
I wasnt serious and I didn't take Pyromatic (it's Ellen isn't it?) seriously either. Not many would off themselves over a bad draw!! (I think-I hope!!)

Nope, I'm Sarah. I guess you must be confusing me with someone else :shrug:

btw, I kid. I am a kidder. It is my way :)

silverwhite
01-24-2006, 02:10 AM
And last thing: Can his next draw be worse than the AO one? No.
So things will get better soon. :angel:
;)

Yes, it could! He might get Baghdatis!

silverwhite
01-24-2006, 02:10 AM
But Zagreb will only have 8 seeds and Gael isn't in the top eight there... :scratch:

That's assuming none of them pull out. :p

_pyromatic
01-24-2006, 02:36 AM
That's assuming none of them pull out. :p

I like the way you think! :D

InfiniteSadness
01-24-2006, 09:21 AM
Honestly, I thought you were serious... but that's because of my english. (I feel confused now...) Silver might have understood properly then.

You're not alone julie, I thought that case was serious too...

Because, case, you seem to worry a lot for Richard, so much that I didn't understand your pessimism sometimes... :wavey:

linus
01-24-2006, 09:57 AM
hi, Richard guy, i can just ask my god to bless you with his best, if you can win some matches, OMG :angel:

silverwhite
01-24-2006, 10:09 AM
I like the way you think! :D

I mean, Kiefer and Ljubo are BOTH still in the AO. If they get even further... ;)

*julie*
01-24-2006, 10:32 AM
Yes, it could! He might get Baghdatis!

You are gonna jinx him Silver :mad:

I mean, Kiefer and Ljubo are BOTH still in the AO. If they get even further... ;)

Bagdhatis is too. :p

case
01-24-2006, 01:35 PM
You're not alone julie, I thought that case was serious too...

Because, case, you seem to worry a lot for Richard, so much that I didn't understand your pessimism sometimes... :wavey:

Didn't think I was pessimistic. I actually dont take 99% of this seriously. Gasquet is nineteen yrs old-not much is serious at that age. Let alone tennis.
This is entertainment, I dont let entertainment worry me a heck of alot.
I leave the worrying to wars, the environment, poverty, etc. Things that really do worry me, things that are serious.

Sorry

Sweet4Richard
01-24-2006, 02:27 PM
Yes, it could! He might get Baghdatis!

:smash: Think positively! :lol:

Suzi
01-24-2006, 04:26 PM
well the AO is behind him now he should focus now!!!!!!!!

bon chance richie :hug:

_pyromatic
01-24-2006, 09:07 PM
I mean, Kiefer and Ljubo are BOTH still in the AO. If they get even further... ;)

Too bad Ljubo is out now :( But if Kiwi wins his quarter final I really don't think he's coming. It's a looooong flight to Croatia ;)

InfiniteSadness
01-24-2006, 09:27 PM
Didn't think I was pessimistic. I actually dont take 99% of this seriously. Gasquet is nineteen yrs old-not much is serious at that age. Let alone tennis.
This is entertainment, I dont let entertainment worry me a heck of alot.
I leave the worrying to wars, the environment, poverty, etc. Things that really do worry me, things that are serious.

Sorry

Oooook... :o It's just that sometimes you seem very serious... And when I see stuff like "I expect now Richard will only win a match occasionally" or "he'll get more rust" etc with no smiley or with a sad smiley, well... It's difficult to see if you are serious or not. It's not easy to see if someone is kidding or not, or irony or sarcasm on a board with no indication, believe me, I have already got some remarks about some ironic comments I made because some people didn't understand that was irony... :o

And it's even more difficult for people who haven't English as mother tongue.


Well about Baghdatis, maybe he will withdraw next week because he'll be tired after all his matches and want to rest... (and Kiefer too...) Anyway, I really loved his match and I'm happy he won because I can't stand Ljubicic. :p

Puschkin
01-25-2006, 06:24 AM
I'm glad Richie got the WC for Zagreb. :) I really hope Richie gets someone really weak in his first match so he can get an easy win. :devil: Hopefully that will boost his confidence.

Quite the contrary: I want a strong opponent, so that he can show what he is capable of. You don't get confidence back by winning against real "weaklings". ;)

OddJob
01-25-2006, 01:26 PM
Quite the contrary: I want a strong opponent, so that he can show what he is capable of. You don't get confidence back by winning against real "weaklings". ;)

Sure you do. A win is a win is a win. Richie's confidence can't be all that high so if he gets a "weak" opponent then even better for him. This doesn't mean I don't believe in his abilities or talent. Richie's played Tim, Igor, and Tommy all tough players. At this point I'd rather Richie not face someone so tough in the 1st rnd but rather get them later on cause then his game would be in full flow. :p

silverwhite
01-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Yeah. I agree with OddJob. He hasn't got a single win this year and it must be hurting his confidence. :(

Puschkin
01-25-2006, 01:57 PM
Yeah. I agree with OddJob. He hasn't got a single win this year and it must be hurting his confidence. :(

I am a newcomer in the Richard fan-community, but when I decide to support someone, I stay very loyal ( so you'd better get used of seeing me over here:)) and I want the guy to flourish. That's why I wish him a big opponent and a big win.

Daniela_CABJ
01-25-2006, 07:51 PM
I am a newcomer in the Richard fan-community, but when I decide to support someone, I stay very loyal ( so you'd better get used of seeing me over here:)) and I want the guy to flourish. That's why I wish him a big opponent and a big win.
:wavey: Welcome!!!

Mygenie
01-26-2006, 05:01 AM
Good luck Richard in Zagreb :)

Conita
01-26-2006, 04:43 PM
ALLEZ RICHYY!!
you can do it!!!
:D

*julie*
01-26-2006, 07:56 PM
I am a newcomer in the Richard fan-community, but when I decide to support someone, I stay very loyal ( so you'd better get used of seeing me over here:)) and I want the guy to flourish. That's why I wish him a big opponent and a big win.

Welcome Puschkin :wavey:

Anybody knowing when the draw will be out?

Daniela_CABJ
01-27-2006, 12:50 AM
Anybody knowing when the draw will be out?
first round starts january 31, so I guess next weekend!
since it's not ready yet, we can all pray for a good draw!!! :D

OddJob
01-28-2006, 01:34 PM
Richie plays Sanguinetti in the 1st rnd. This is exactly the kind of player I wanted Richie to get. He doesn't have any weapons and should give Richie some good rhythm off the ground. I'm senseing his first win of '06. :)

tennis lover
01-28-2006, 01:38 PM
Hey guys, I just found the draw posted in the Zagreb thread. :) Richie plays Sanguinetti, with a chance of playing Henman again in the 2nd round and Andreev again in the 3rd!!! Let's just hope if he does play these two it goes better than before! ;) Allez Richard!

LJUBIČIĆ, Ivan - MURRAY, Andy
HERNYCH, Jan - KENNETH, Carlsen
ZIB, Tomas - YOUZHNY, Mikhail
STARACE, Potito - NIEMINEN, Jarkko
STEPANEK, Radek - QUALIFIER
ĐOKOVIĆ, Novak - VIK, Robin
BRACCIALI, Daniele - QUALIFIER
SODERLING, Robin - LOPEZ, Feliciano
ANDREEV, Igor - ČILIĆ, Marin
SEPPI, Andreas - QUALIFIER
CLEMENT, Arnaud - HENMAN, Tim
SANGUINETTI, Davide - GASQUET, Richard
ANČIĆ, Mario - TURSUNOV, Dmitry
SCHUTTLER, Rainer - KARLOVIĆ, Ivo
QUALIFIER - MINAR, Ivo
WAWRINKA, Stanislas - FERRER, David

silverwhite
01-28-2006, 01:40 PM
Grandpa will be tricky if Richard is not alert. He's a rather unorthodox player. :o

Allez! Please win your first match of 2006! :o

InfiniteSadness
01-28-2006, 01:51 PM
Grandpa will be tricky if Richard is not alert. He's a rather unorthodox player. :o


Well, yes he's unorthodox but I think that Richard has already seen him play so he knows what he must expect from him.

ALLEZ RICHARD!!!!! :D

LaTenista
01-28-2006, 02:06 PM
Good luck to Richie against the Italian indoor king.

*julie*
01-28-2006, 02:52 PM
Well, all I can say is:
Good luck Richard! :worship:

Puschkin
01-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Grandpa will be tricky if Richard is not alert.

True, and certainly Sanguinetti has enough experience to exploit weaknesses and uncertainties. Bonne chance, Richard!

GonzoFan
01-28-2006, 07:23 PM
Good Luck Richard :yeah:

Win your first match of 2006 :banana:

Sweet4Richard
01-28-2006, 07:57 PM
Ooo Richard vs. Davide.

Allez Richard :banana:

Daniela_CABJ
01-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Davide is not so easy (remember US open matches?)
Good Luck Richard!!! :D

silverwhite
01-29-2006, 01:51 PM
Richie is playing doubles with Arnaud! :woohoo:

Novak Djokovic (SCG)/Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Difficult match though. :o

OddJob
01-29-2006, 01:56 PM
Richie is playing doubles with Arnaud! :woohoo:

Novak Djokovic (SCG)/Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Difficult match though. :o

Difficult for me too. I like Richie and Dima :sad:

zimzim
01-29-2006, 01:59 PM
Allez Richie!

Sweet4Richard
01-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Richie is playing doubles with Arnaud! :woohoo:

Novak Djokovic (SCG)/Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Difficult match though. :o


Allez Richard et Arnaud :woohoo:

GonzoFan
01-29-2006, 10:08 PM
Great to know that he is playing doubles :D
He needs to play more and more :D

Good Luck in both single and doubles :banana:

Allez Richard !!!!

simpletennis
01-29-2006, 10:09 PM
yea, he needs to get back into his groove

richard gasquet
01-30-2006, 09:21 AM
Allez Richard,you can do it,just focus and your gme will raise and improve :)

zimzim
01-30-2006, 09:43 AM
Allez Richie!

Vialator
01-30-2006, 08:37 PM
Tuesday 31 January 2006

Center Court

Matches Start At: 11:30 AM
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs Tomas CAKL (CZE)

followed by
Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI) vs David FERRER (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 4:15 PM
Mario ANCIC (CRO) vs Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)

followed by
Davide SANGUINETTI (ITA) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)

followed by
Marin CILIC (CRO)/Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Yves ALLEGRO (SUI)/Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)


:worship: Allez Richard :worship:

Sweet4Richard
01-30-2006, 09:29 PM
Thanks!!

Allez Richard :banana:

Puschkin
01-31-2006, 05:39 AM
Well, it is January 31. The new season has begun, time to start it appropriately;) Good luck today!

GonzoFan
01-31-2006, 05:55 AM
Good Luck Richard!!!!

I'll be leaving to Viña del Mar in 2 hours so I won't be able to follow his match but I wish him good luck and we want to see you winning your first match of 2006 !!!! :banana:

Allez Richard !!!!

silverwhite
01-31-2006, 06:01 AM
Allez, Richard! :ras:

I'm PAWing against him so he'd better prove me wrong! :nerner:

InfiniteSadness
01-31-2006, 09:23 AM
ALLEZ Richard! Win your first match!

Suzi
01-31-2006, 02:10 PM
Bon Chance Richie!! :worship:

silverwhite
01-31-2006, 05:33 PM
He won 6-3 6-0! :woohoo:

Next up: Henman :tape:

zimzim
01-31-2006, 05:43 PM
Richie won!

InfiniteSadness
01-31-2006, 05:46 PM
That's great! :D

Next Henman... Well... At least, he will surely play better against him this time than he did at Doha! :rolleyes:

richard gasquet
01-31-2006, 05:46 PM
really happy to see him back! :)

now get your revenge over Henman richard. :)

Suzi
01-31-2006, 06:57 PM
:woohoo: allez

Daniela_CABJ
01-31-2006, 07:17 PM
:banana: Richard!!! Well Done :yeah: Great score!

this is from ATP site:

"...Also on Tuesday, third seed Richard Gasquet picked up his first win of 2006 as he handily defeated Italian veteran David Sanguinetti 6-3, 6-0.

The 19-year-old Frenchman, who went undefeated in the first round of his 11 tournament appearances last season, failed to advance past his openers in successive weeks at Doha, Sydney and Melbourne after drawing tough opponents in top Brit Tim Henman, eventual Sydney finalist Igor Andreev and former World No. 2 Tommy Haas, respectively.

Gasquet will be given a chance to avenge his Doha loss when he meets Henman in the second round on Wednesday...."

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2006/zagreb_tuesday.asp

silverwhite
01-31-2006, 07:41 PM
Richie's been selected for Davis Cup, together with Seb, Micka, Arnaud and Paulo. :banana:

*julie*
01-31-2006, 08:35 PM
Richard :D At last, he won a match!!! :worship:
Well done! Now, a good win over Tim would be even better for the confidence.
Allez Richard! Keep it up!

*julie*
01-31-2006, 08:36 PM
Richie's been selected for Davis Cup, together with Seb, Micka, Arnaud and Paulo. :banana:
Sorry for Arnaud's fans but I am very :mad: Fab should be in the team instead of him! Forget :rolleyes:

Vialator
01-31-2006, 09:54 PM
Richard will not play the double because of Clement retirement for right wrist injury :scratch:

Anyway next match tomorrow for Richard :

Wednesday 1 February 2006

Center court

Matches start at 12:00 NOON
Novak Djokovic(SCG)/Dmitry Tursunov(RUS) vs. Simone Bolelli(ITA)/Massimo Dell'Acqua(ITA)

followed by
Robin Soderling(SWE) vs. Feliciano Lopez(ESP)

Not before 4:15 PM
Ivan Ljubicic(CRO) vs. Andy Murray(GBR)

followed by
Rainer Schuettler(GER) vs. Ivo Karlovic(CRO)

followed by
Tim Henman(GBR) vs. Richard Gasquet(FRA)

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 12:09 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3011684&postcount=2 :angel:

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 12:10 AM
Sorry for Arnaud's fans but I am very :mad: Fab should be in the team instead of him! Forget :rolleyes:

I agree! :rolleyes:

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 12:12 AM
Richard will not play the double because of Clement retirement for right wrist injury :scratch:


Again! Didn't it happen with Seb in Sydney too? :tape:

Vialator
02-01-2006, 12:29 AM
Doha ;)

Also , in the first post of this thread you wrote Mareseilles instead of Marseille. Since I am OM fan (Olympique de Marseille - football club), I couldn't not announce it :o

Sweet4Richard
02-01-2006, 01:20 AM
Richard :woohoo: Finally, this win was a long time coming!! Hopefully tomorrow he can continue on his success and get revenge on Tim.

Too bad he won't be playing doubles since I think it would have been beneficial for him. Oh well! And :bounce: for getting selected to DC.

Allez Richard :bigclap:

OddJob
02-01-2006, 01:26 AM
:banana: Richie :banana: First win of '06!!!!!!! I'm so happy for him! I knew David would be a good match up for Richie. The 2nd set was a tasty bagel, yummy. I like Timmy but Richie needs some sweet revenge. :devil: :devil: Now that he has his first win I'm sure his confidence is on the up.

Go get'em Richie! :D

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 03:47 AM
Doha ;)

Also , in the first post of this thread you wrote Mareseilles instead of Marseille. Since I am OM fan (Olympique de Marseille - football club), I couldn't not announce it :o

Oops. :o

SwissMister1
02-01-2006, 04:08 AM
Great win! Way to take out the old man, Richie!

I never understood all the tension between Guy and Fabrice, from everything I've seen they both seem like easygoing guys...

SwissMister1
02-01-2006, 04:09 AM
Doha ;)

Also , in the first post of this thread you wrote Mareseilles instead of Marseille. Since I am OM fan (Olympique de Marseille - football club), I couldn't not announce it :o

awesome, I have a OM jersey I got when I was in Europe, I wear it a lot...

Puschkin
02-01-2006, 06:02 AM
Richard :woohoo: Finally, this win was a long time coming!!
:) Good start, just go on!

yomike
02-01-2006, 12:01 PM
Finally! Timmy's next. Cross-fingers
______________________________

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 12:19 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3011684&postcount=2 :angel:

Join me, people! Together, we'll jinx Farmer Tim! :devil:

Suzi
02-01-2006, 03:53 PM
good luck against henman, seeing im not in the mood todAY dont fail me, ur my only hope

Vialator
02-01-2006, 04:05 PM
awesome, I have a OM jersey I got when I was in Europe, I wear it a lot...
congratulation :hatoff:
And only for you because first Richard is a PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) fan http://www.world-of-smilies.com/html/images/smilies/krank/puke.gif then Silverwhite still hasn't write Marseille correctly (it's not Mareseille) ;)

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 04:19 PM
congratulation :hatoff:
And only for you because first Richard is a PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) fan http://www.world-of-smilies.com/html/images/smilies/krank/puke.gif then Silverwhite still hasn't write Marseille correctly (it's not Mareseille) ;)

Typo, I SWEAR!!! :o :help:

lucashg
02-01-2006, 04:59 PM
Well, congrats Richard on his first win of 2006 and hopefully he'll beat able to beat Old Tim today, get his revenge and march on in the tournament! Allez! :)

richard gasquet
02-01-2006, 08:16 PM
RICHARD :sad:

still not the real richard there.He is lacking of confidence,he had some opportunities at the end of the match to break back but couldnt convert them.

Sorry I'm :sad: for now,come back another time

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 09:26 PM
:sobbing:

I think he actually had more BPs this time but didn't take them. :sad:

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 09:26 PM
And thanks for the vCash, Richard! :smash:

*julie*
02-01-2006, 09:35 PM
:sad: I hoped a revenge...

It seems Richard has some troubles with his serve. Even against Sanguinetti he had problems to hold his serve in the 1st set. He should really work hard on it, cos the DC is coming :scared:

Well, lets say that at least he reached the 2nd round this time :o

And thanks for the vCash, Richard! :smash:
And Silver will be v-richer. :rolleyes:

I hope Old Timmy will go far, now. It would be great for him to recover his real level.
Btw Silver, why do you call him Farmer Tim? :shrug:

Sweet4Richard
02-01-2006, 10:09 PM
:sad: I was following the livescores of this match during school and yes its upsetting. I was really happy when Richard broke back in the 2nd set to get on serve. Funny how its the same scoreline as Richard's loss to Tim in Doha.

Hopefully, Richard will be back on form for DC. I miss him winning :sad: but at least he won a match for the year.

silverwhite
02-01-2006, 10:10 PM
I hope Old Timmy will go far, now. It would be great for him to recover his real level.
Btw Silver, why do you call him Farmer Tim? :shrug:

I'm really worried about DC. :tape:

That's what most people call him. :shrug: ( :secret: HENman...)

Daniela_CABJ
02-02-2006, 12:52 AM
:sad: Richard
well at least he won a match! that's something! he'll do better with time
Richard :hug:

OddJob
02-02-2006, 02:15 AM
Richie :sobbing: Ur 2nd str8 set loss to Tim this year. Tim needs to stop following Richie around. What did he ever do to him? I was expecting more from him in this tourny but at least he got his first win of '06 here. :) Little by little things are getting better for Richie.

SwissMister1
02-02-2006, 04:33 AM
I didn't get a chance to check scores all day, but this is bad - more problems with his serve?

Puschkin
02-02-2006, 05:10 AM
:sad: Ermh, I had hoped he would be able to get revenge right away. Having not seen the match, it is difficicult to tell what went wrong.

Sorry for bringing in Roger on this thread, but he lost his first four matches against Tim and still has a negative match record. As I see some parallels between Roger and Richard (and many differences, too ;) ) there might be something in Tim's game which makes it difficult for the supreme shotmakers. I don't know, just a thought.

OddJob
02-02-2006, 05:35 AM
Sorry for bringing in Roger on this thread, but he lost his first four matches against Tim and still has a negative match record. As I see some parallels between Roger and Richard (and many differences, too ;) ) there might be something in Tim's game which makes it difficult for the supreme shotmakers. I don't know, just a thought.


Ugh no more Mini-Fed plz.

Puschkin
02-02-2006, 05:48 AM
Ugh no more Mini-Fed plz.

Sorry, I did not want to get on your nerves, and I apologized in my first mail for bringing it up, but I just thought that here must be something in Henman's game which makes it difficult for certain players to get his teeth into, while on the other hand Henman loses regularly to less talented guys.

OddJob
02-02-2006, 05:56 AM
Sorry, I did not want to get on your nerves, and I apologized in my first mail for bringing it up, but I just thought that here must be something in Henman's game which makes it difficult for certain players to get his teeth into, while on the other hand Henman loses regularly to less talented guys.


No need to be sorry. :) I'm just tired of the whole mini-fed thing. I guess it could be worse he could be compared to a lesser player. But Richie is Richie. He's not the next Fed he's the first Richard Gasquet.

Your right Timmy is tricky. How many players serve and volley now adays. It's basically him and Taylor. Guys on the tour don't see a net rusher that often. Plus losing to him earlier this year prob didn't help Richie much.

zimzim
02-02-2006, 06:45 AM
Richard is obviously not used to playing Henman's type of game....I think it's a whole new experience for him. Maybe he should practice more with players that serve and volley, but then there is just a handfull of them...I can't even think of 4 names.

Puschkin
02-02-2006, 07:47 AM
Richard is obviously not used to playing Henman's type of game...
His Davis-Cup captain would be a possible choice :p

Pixie
02-02-2006, 09:06 AM
[QUOTE=Puschkin
there might be something in Tim's game which makes it difficult for the supreme shotmakers. I don't know, just a thought.[/QUOTE]

I tend to agree but remember that Richard defeated Mirnyi and Dent on grass last year...Tim at his better is a level higher than these guys but I also think that this has to be the worst type of game when one have lost his rythm. It seems that Richard's serve is still irregular in this match and Henman love to put a lot of pressure with his game...

Hold on Rich, i think it's coming soon (if it could be for the DC I wouldn't be sad :) )

silverwhite
02-02-2006, 12:19 PM
I tend to agree but remember that Richard defeated Mirnyi and Dent on grass last year...Tim at his better is a level higher than these guys but I also think that this has to be the worst type of game when one have lost his rythm. It seems that Richard's serve is still irregular in this match and Henman love to put a lot of pressure with his game...

Hold on Rich, i think it's coming soon (if it could be for the DC I wouldn't be sad :) )

I have to add though that Mirnyi and Dent both served poorly in those matches. :o :p

Pixie
02-02-2006, 02:52 PM
I have to add though that Mirnyi and Dent both served poorly in those matches. :o :p

yes you're right :) But from what I remember, when Mirnyi's first ball was in, I was impressed by richard's capacity to make him doing a complicated first volley.

Vialator
02-11-2006, 09:36 PM
Open 13 - Marseille :

Main Draw

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP vs. ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(WC) SIMON, Gilles FRA vs.NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs.Qualifier
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs. (7) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(4) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Qualifer vs. RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs. VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(WC) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs. (5) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(8) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs. MONFILS, Gael FRA
Qualifier vs. YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
HENMAN, Tim GBR vs. (WC) SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL vs. (3) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(6) ANCIC, Mario CRO vs. BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
Qualifier vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
DENT, Taylor USA vs. ANDREEV, Igor RUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA vs. (2) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO


First match probably Wednesday.
No Tim HENMAN until the final. Allez :clap2:

Vialator
02-11-2006, 09:54 PM
Doubles Draw

(1) KNOWLES, Mark(BAH) / NESTOR, Daniel(CAN) vs LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP) / VERDASCO, Fernando(ESP)
(WC) CLEMENT, Arnaud(FRA) / DE CHAUNAC, Sébastien(FRA) vs DENT, Taylor(USA) / RUSEDSKI, Greg(GBR)
(3) BHUPATHI, Mahesh(IND) / SANTORO, Fabrice(FRA) vs KNOWLE Julian(AUT) / MELZER, Jurgen(AUT)
NIEMINEN, Jarkko(FIN) / PALA, Petr(CZE) vs ROCHUS, Christophe(BEL) / ROCHUS, Olivier(BEL)

MATHIEU, Paul-Henri(FRA) / MONFILS, Gael (FRA) vs (WC) GUEZ, David(FRA) / SIDORENKO, Alexandre(FRA)
BERDYCH, Tomas(CZE) / SUK, Cyril(CZE) vs (4) DAMM, Martin(CZE) / STEPANEK, Radek(CZE)
GASQUET, Richard(FRA) / GROSJEAN, Sébastien(FRA) vs KAS, Christopher(GER) / PETZSCHNER, Philipp(GER)
ANCIC, Mario(CRO) / LJUBICIC, Ivan(CRO) vs (2) ERLICH, Jonathan(ISR) / RAM, Andy(ISR)

The second roud could be interessing if Richard and Seb... play :o

tennis lover
02-11-2006, 10:13 PM
aww, shame he has to play Arnaud in the first round, especially after this weekend!!! Let's just hope he can keep him form from friday up and win some more matches! :banana:

zimzim
02-12-2006, 03:08 AM
If the 1st round is on Wednesday, then I think Richard should go ahead and play his Sunday Davies cup match, so as to get more match play.

linus
02-12-2006, 04:07 AM
Allez :angel:

silverwhite
02-12-2006, 05:04 AM
Thanks, Ronan! ;)

This draw is not as difficult as his last 4 ones so hopefully, he can take advantage of it. :p And yes, I hope he actually gets to play doubles. :o

silverwhite
02-12-2006, 05:05 AM
BTW, I think we should keep this thread until the claycourt season, and then we'll start a new one for the claycourt tournaments. :p

silverwhite
02-12-2006, 05:09 AM
Richard will rest for one week after Rotterdam before playing Indian Wells and Miami. :p

*julie*
02-12-2006, 06:24 PM
First match probably Wednesday.
No Tim HENMAN until the final. Allez :clap2:

Good news!

BTW, I think we should keep this thread until the claycourt season, and then we'll start a new one for the claycourt tournaments. :p
:yeah:

silverwhite
02-12-2006, 06:34 PM
Good news!


Poor Alex Sidorenko drew Henman in the 1st round. :sad:

*julie*
02-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Actually, I would be happy to see Tim doing well there (as long as he doesn't play Richard)
Alex will have plenty of time to win matches :angel:

Sweet4Richard
02-12-2006, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the draw. As silver said, it doesn't seem as bad as his others ones this year. Hopefully Richard can build on his confidence from DC. As for the doubles draw, if they do play, I think that Richard and Seb can easily win their first round.

Allez Richard :bounce:

Richard will rest for one week after Rotterdam before playing Indian Wells and Miami.

:) Hopefully I will then be able to see Richard on TV for a good three weeks. Good idea to keep this thread as the tournament thread :yeah:

lodieg
02-13-2006, 06:28 AM
First match probably Wednesday.


How do you know the date because I didn't see anywhere a date about mathes in Open 13 in marseille.

It could be monday or tuesday no?

parissima
02-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Well, all the guys who played a DC match this weekend will be playing the first round on Wednesday. It was... written somewhere ^^

SwissMister1
02-13-2006, 04:43 PM
This looks good for Richard - decent draw, and a nice late start.

silverwhite
02-13-2006, 04:46 PM
This looks good for Richard - decent draw, and a nice late start.

Just hope he doesn't party and :drink: too much... :o

tennis lover
02-13-2006, 11:41 PM
Just hope he doesn't party and :drink: too much... :o
:o :lol:

Richie and Seb play their first doubles match tomorrow, they're fourth on court after a 10 o'clock start, followed by Gael and PHM! Allez!!! :bounce:

SwissMister1
02-14-2006, 02:30 PM
:o :lol:

Richie and Seb play their first doubles match tomorrow, they're fourth on court after a 10 o'clock start, followed by Gael and PHM! Allez!!! :bounce:

They just lost to Kas and Petzchner (I never could figure out which German was Kas and which was Petzchner). They didn't look like they were taking it too seriously. They kept running to the same spot, leaving the court wide open, stuff like that.

silverwhite
02-14-2006, 02:35 PM
They just lost to Kas and Petzchner (I never could figure out which German was Kas and which was Petzchner). They didn't look like they were taking it too seriously. They kept running to the same spot, leaving the court wide open, stuff like that.

6-3 4-6 10-7

Stupid new doubles rules with no AD to boot. :rolleyes:

It was an AWFUL match. Richard's serves and Seb's volleys = "fatal" combination. :tape:

SwissMister1
02-14-2006, 02:36 PM
Yeah, it was pretty poor indeed. By the way, did you figure out which German was which?

silverwhite
02-14-2006, 02:40 PM
The one who served better was Petzschner. :lol:

tennis lover
02-14-2006, 02:40 PM
Yeah, I just saw the end of it and it looked pretty awful!!! I was hoping to see a good match! :rolleyes: Hopefully Richard will play better in his singles tomorrow!

Sweet4Richard
02-14-2006, 08:31 PM
Just saw the doubles result. At least, Richard actually got the chance to play doubles even if they lost.

Allez Richard in singles :bounce:

Sweet4Richard
02-14-2006, 08:51 PM
http://www.open13.org/Open13/R7_mod...les/File/OP.pdf

Centre Court
Matches start at 11:00 AM

Paul-Henri Mathieu(FRA) vs. Jerome Haehnel(FRA)
Thomas Johansson(SWE) vs. Fabrice Santoro(FRA)
Paradorn Srichaphan(THA) vs. Ivan Ljubicic(CRO)

Not before 4:30 PM

Arnaud Clement(FRA) vs. Richard Gasquet(FRA)

Not before 7:00 PM

Sebastien Grosjean(FRA) vs. Gael Monfils(FRA)
Mario Ancic(CRO) vs. Marcos Baghdatis(CYP)

Court 1
Matches start at 12:00 NOON

Jurgen Melzer(AUT) vs. Fernando Verdasco(ESP)
Jean-Christophe Faurel(FRA) vs. Feliciano Lopez(ESP)
Jarkko Nieminen(FIN)/Petr Pala(CZE) vs. Christophe Rochus(BEL)/Olivies Rochus(BEL)

Not before 6:30 PM

Arnaud Clement(FRA)/Sebastien De Chaunac(FRA) vs. Taylor Dent(USA)/Greg Rusedski(GBR)

JMG
02-14-2006, 09:44 PM
Petzschner was returning on the "ad-side", Kas on the "deuce-side". Kas got broken twice. Petzschner was wearing a white cap I think. Kas was the one, who served at matchpoint. ;)

InfiniteSadness
02-15-2006, 12:21 PM
Good luck Richard for your match against Clément. :)

Puschkin
02-15-2006, 12:34 PM
Good luck Richard for your match against Clément. :)

I second that. :wavey:

SwissMister1
02-15-2006, 03:46 PM
Thanks JMG! A mystery solved. Now if they would stop showing commercials or whatever this is on the livestream and get to the match...

summer09
02-15-2006, 05:38 PM
Richard lost 6:3; 4-6; 0:6 :awww: :crying2:

silverwhite
02-15-2006, 05:41 PM
I'm speechless. His most disappointing loss ever.

tennis lover
02-15-2006, 05:44 PM
I'm speechless. His most disappointing loss ever.
I agree, it was all going well in the first set, I really don't know what happened! I just don't understand why he would give up so badly in the 3rd set, he didn't even pretend to be trying. Very disappointing. :sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
02-15-2006, 05:45 PM
What a match. I can't believe I sat and saw a match like that, so close to finally seeing the match vs Haas. What a contrast.

I'm really interested to hear from Richard after that performance.

SwissMister1
02-15-2006, 05:45 PM
just a total tanking at the end, very disappointing there, losing eight straight games to end the match.

silverwhite
02-15-2006, 05:48 PM
just a total tanking at the end, very disappointing there, losing eight straight games to end the match.

Yes. I've never felt so disappointed in him after a loss. I even feel inclined to use the P word.

InfiniteSadness
02-15-2006, 06:08 PM
I'm very disappointed too... :sad:

The worst is that it was in France, in front of his public and he even hasn't the motivation and the pride to win AT LEAST a game in the last set?
He should have won some of the games but he just couldn't stop making UE on game points in a very pitiful way... It was like tanking, you're right... :(

Puschkin
02-15-2006, 06:25 PM
Call me an idiot writing from hindsight. But I feared something like that. It is just that I never voice pessimism on my favourite players in fora before their matches.

I somehow feel this defeat is a direct consequence of the wonderful performance of last Friday. That was an emotional "high" which still has to be digested. He has not come down from there to do an average ordinary routine job, which would probably have been enough. When things turned difficult (the lost second set), he just did not have enough courage, power and will to fight it out. At the end he probably did not care anymore and simply wanted it to be over.

Even if today's performance ressembles so little to what he did last week, think there is a lot to learn from both matches:

From Friday: Richard can win a tough five-setter in difficult circumstances.
From today: Previous results don't count anymore: Every match has to be won anew.

If you want to be a real top-player, you'll have to fight yourself every day. I remain a believer. Cheer up guys! The next tourney starts on Monday :wavey:

zimzim
02-15-2006, 06:27 PM
Am so speeachless...I don't know what to say...Richard has spoilt my day.

Anne-Claire
02-15-2006, 07:12 PM
According to Richie's interview on FFT website (after his loss vs Arnaud) He doesn't know yet wether he ll play Rotterdam or not... He said he's really too tired...

zimzim
02-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Richard should get some rest, and then play Rotterdam...he needs to be ready for Indian Wells, and Miami.

*julie*
02-15-2006, 08:26 PM
:eek: OMG! I could only followed the end of the 1st set! I didn't expect this result!
I thought his win in DC would have given him confidence and motivation. I really don't understand! :confused:

InfiniteSadness
02-15-2006, 08:27 PM
Apparently, he withdrew from Rotterdam... :sad:
He is too tired because of the Davis Cup...

Gasquet forfait à Rotterdam
Après sa défaite face à Arnaud Clément, Richard Gasquet a annoncé en conférence de presse qu'il déclarerait forfait pour le tournoi de Rotterdam, la semaine prochaine. "Je suis trop fatigué. J'ai laissé beaucoup de forces en Coupe Davis, notamment sur le plan mental. Je n'ai pas encore l'habitude. Je préfère m'accorder une bonne semaine de récupération afin de revenir en compétition avec toute l'envie nécessaire", a expliqué le n°1 français.


I really begin to worry a lot for him... He has to do some results in the US Masters Series if he can't repeat completely what he did last year in the clay tournaments... If he doesn't want to drop in the rankings and not to be seeded for Roland Garros... :o

Daniela_CABJ
02-15-2006, 08:37 PM
6-0 is :eek:

:bigcry:

Richard :sad:

I was going to wake up to watch the match on the internet but I woke up 4.30pm (don't tell my mom), when I saw the result I felt so sad!

thanks for the info, InfiniteSadness
"Je suis trop fatigué. J'ai laissé beaucoup de forces en Coupe Davis, notamment sur le plan mental. Je n'ai pas encore l'habitude. Je préfère m'accorder une bonne semaine de récupération afin de revenir en compétition avec toute l'envie nécessaire"
:sad:
Get some rest, Richard! we'll be here waiting :hug:

*julie*
02-15-2006, 08:40 PM
Thanks Mag. ;)

I really don't know what to think about all this. Well, actually I didn't see his match against Haas but this kind of win,after so many losses, should have given him the willingness to be at the top not to "give up" against Clément. :rolleyes:

Anyway, if he is tired it's a good thing that he withdraws from Rotterdam. No more results like this one please. It's better not to play than to play without willingness.

InfiniteSadness
02-15-2006, 09:00 PM
We can guess during the match that he was a bit tired but the more concerning is his lack of motivation... It seemed he didn't care about this match. At the end of the match, he had sometimes game points and break points but he blew all of them with unbelievable unforced errors... (even in the last game, he had game points!) It seemed like tanking...
He said in his interview that if the tournament wasn't Marseille, he wouldn't have played this week...

I still can't believe this result...

Sweet4Richard
02-15-2006, 09:25 PM
:eek: That scoreline. Richard seems to have a habit of losing sets 6-0 (Robby Ginepri at the US Open and David Nalbandian at Wimbledon). I left class during the day to check his match and there were 4-4 on serve. I came home and this was the result. I was reading up on it and it does sound like Richard just tanked this or he was still on his high from Friday during DC. I dont know what to say :sad:

I'm happy that he did pull out of Rotterdam because he needs to focus on these two Masters Series because those ranking points from the clay/grass court season are goign to come flying off fast.

The only positive for this beginning of the year is that next year he won't have any points to defend (except his amazing 2nd round result in Zagreb :rolleyes: )

silverwhite
02-15-2006, 09:57 PM
He's tired after one five-set match? He'll need to learn to recover quickly if he wants to reach a Grand Slam SF (wasn't that his goal for this year?)...

Suzi
02-15-2006, 10:03 PM
http://www.anikaos.com/0000-pika/kaos-pika09.gif well bums to it all!

*julie*
02-15-2006, 10:06 PM
He's tired after one five-set match? He'll need to learn to recover quickly if he wants to reach a Grand Slam SF (wasn't that his goal for this year?)...

As I said in GM, a great victory after so many losses should have motivated him. I really don't understand.
It would have been less concerning if he had lost because of physical tiredness but mental fatigue... :confused: :o

Btw, where did he say that his main goal for this year was a GS final? :o

silverwhite
02-15-2006, 10:08 PM
Btw, where did he say that his main goal for this year was a GS final? :o

Semifinal. I don't know. It was posted during the offseason. :confused:

chicky841
02-15-2006, 10:21 PM
I was so surprised to see the score. As much as I love Arnaud I was rooting for Richard in this match, as he needed to get back into form. Im happy for Arnaud and everything, but if he had to beat Richard I wish it hadnt happened like this. This does slightly remind me of the USO match against Ginepri, but back then it was his elbow. Hopefully he will get the rest he needs and be back to play properly.

tennis lover
02-15-2006, 11:12 PM
He played one match in almost two weeks and he's still tired 5 days after!?! :confused: I understand the Davis Cup match was tough mentally, but is it really necessary to pull out next week as well? He needs the match practice and he'll have at least 4 or 5 days to recover before having to play his first round match. He needs to toughen up mentally if he's gonna have the career his talent deserves. I was so disappointed with his attitude today, especially in the 3rd set. I really hope he gets himself sorted out and back to his best soon! :)

silverwhite
02-16-2006, 12:44 AM
Please do some soul-searching and come back strong at IW, Richard!

Sweet4Richard
02-16-2006, 01:27 AM
From the ATP Site:

Richard Gasquet: "I tried to finish it off in the second set. I did my best but just ran out of juice in the end. I had nothing more to give. I'm extremely tired after the Davis Cup, both mentally and physically. It was tough to play against a friend, especially after being all together as part of a team over the weekend in the Davis Cup."

"I went too far in the Davis Cup to do something here. I was empty mentally and physically and just not very good."

Allez Richard @ Indian Wells!

Daniela_CABJ
02-16-2006, 03:13 AM
Please let's give him a break!
he's 19! he's young to deal with all the pressure and let's not forget it's not so simple to come back after a big injury, he didn't start the season at 100%, and he was away for a long time!
Richard :hug:

OddJob
02-16-2006, 03:48 AM
WoW Richie another rough loss. :sad: He had such a break through year in '05 now he's having a sophmore so to say(Tho it isn't his 2nd year on the tour) He just needs to string a few wins together and I'm sure his confidence will come back in full force.

Daniela_CABJ
03-07-2006, 10:36 PM
am I supposed to post this here? :shrug:
Allez Richard!!! :)

Indian Wells: MAIN DRAW SINGLES

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/...006/404/MDS.pdf

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Bye
CALLERI, Agustin ARG v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
Bye v (29) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(18 ) HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Bye
HORNA, Luis PER v BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA
Qualifier v YOUZHNY, Mikhai RUS
Bye v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(11) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye v (21) ANCIC, Mario CRO
(27) MONFILS, Gael FRA v Bye
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) WARBURG, Sam USA
Bye v (6) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(4) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v Bye
Qualifier v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
Qualifier v DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG
Bye v (32) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(17) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
SPADEA, Vincent USA v BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
Bye v (13) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

(10) FERRER, David ESP v Bye
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v SERRA, Florent FRA
MAYER, Florian GER v (WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS
Bye v (22) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
(28 ) MOYA, Carlos ESP v Bye
Qualifier v SAFIN, Marat RUS
Qualifier v MURRAY, Andy GBR
Bye v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(8 ) AGASSI, Andre USA v Bye
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
Qualifier v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
Bye v (26) HAAS, Tommy GER
(19) BLAKE, James USA v Bye
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v MULLER, Gilles LUX
(WC) QUERREY, Sam USA v DENT, Taylor USA
Bye v (12) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

(16) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v Bye
SODERLING, Robin SWE v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BEHREND, Tomas GER
Bye v (24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS
(31) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v Bye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v ZIB, Tomas CZE
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Bye v (3) RODDICK, Andy USA

(7) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Bye
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(23) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
(WC) YOUNG, Donald USA v HENMAN, Tim GBR
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
Bye v (9) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(14) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v Bye
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v Qualifier
Bye v (20) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(30) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v Bye
Qualifier v (WC) FISH, Mardy USA
VIK, Robin CZE v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
Bye v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

Flibbertigibbet
03-07-2006, 11:32 PM
Why do Federer and he have to be in the same part of the draw? :mad:

Anyway, I hope those two can make it for a glorious showdown. Good luck to Richard!

InfiniteSadness
03-07-2006, 11:41 PM
Thanx Daniela.



il est moche le tableau de Richard... :tape:

tennis lover
03-07-2006, 11:55 PM
Thanks Daniela! :yeah: Shame about the draw (again!), first one or two matches should be ok if Richie's playing well but why does he have to face Federer in the 4th round :sad: ? I was really hoping he'd get to the quarters or semis and have his breakthrough tournament of the year, obviously he still can but this draw has made it so much harder!!! Oh well, thats tennis for you! allez Richie! :bounce: bonne chance!

chicky841
03-08-2006, 12:09 AM
I hate this draw. I dont think anyone has an easy draw. cept for maybe fed. Well Good Luck Richard!! Im not gonna think bout the possible fed matchup. One match at a time, first up Youzhny!

silverwhite
03-08-2006, 12:34 AM
A second round loss wouldn't be surprising. :o

silverwhite
03-08-2006, 12:49 AM
Ugh! They messed up the draw. If they had seeded the players correctly, Richard would have been the sixteenth seed and he would have gotten this draw:

(16) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v Bye
SODERLING, Robin SWE v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BEHREND, Tomas GER
Bye v (24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS
(31) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v Bye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v ZIB, Tomas CZE
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Bye v (3) RODDICK, Andy USA

:mad:

Sweet4Richard
03-08-2006, 01:28 AM
When I went to the draw at this link: http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/404/MDS.pdf Its says Richard's seeded 16 :confused:

Well, whatever is it good luck to Richard. I truthfully have no idea what to expect, but hey at least he'll get to the 2nd round :yeah:

zimzim
03-08-2006, 02:38 AM
Very difficult draw for Richard, but I think Richard could go all the way and even beat Federer if he gets past the 2nd round. I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep praying.

Daniela_CABJ
03-08-2006, 03:11 AM
Stupid people messing the draw, the draw changed!

THIS IS THE MDS NOW:

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Bye
CALLERI, Agustin ARG v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
Bye v (30) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(19) HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Bye
HORNA, Luis PER v BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA
Qualifier v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
Bye v (16) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(11) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Qualifier v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye v (21) ANCIC, Mario CRO
(27) MONFILS, Gael FRA v Bye
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) WARBURG, Sam USA
Bye v (6) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(4) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v Bye
Qualifier v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
Qualifier v DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG
Bye v (29) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
(17) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
MOODIE, Wesley RSA v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
SPADEA, Vincent USA v BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
Bye v (14) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

(10) FERRER, David ESP v Bye
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v SERRA, Florent FRA
MAYER, Florian GER v (WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS
Bye v (22) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
(28) MOYA, Carlos ESP v Bye
Qualifier v SAFIN, Marat RUS
Qualifier v MURRAY, Andy GBR
Bye v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(8) AGASSI, Andre USA v Bye
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
Qualifier v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
Bye v (26) HAAS, Tommy GER
(13) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v Bye
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v MULLER, Gilles LUX
(WC) QUERREY, Sam USA v DENT, Taylor USA
Bye v (12) BLAKE, James USA

(17) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v Bye
SODERLING, Robin SWE v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BEHREND, Tomas GER
Bye v (24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS
(32) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v Bye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v ZIB, Tomas CZE
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Bye v (3) RODDICK, Andy USA

(7) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Bye
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(23) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
(WC) YOUNG, Donald USA v HENMAN, Tim GBR
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
Bye v (9) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v Bye
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v Qualifier
Bye v (20) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(31) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v Bye
Qualifier v (WC) FISH, Mardy USA
VIK, Robin CZE v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
Bye v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

OddJob
03-08-2006, 03:13 AM
Richie might have some trouble with Misha in the 2nd rnd. :unsure: Best of luck to Richie!

Puschkin
03-08-2006, 05:43 AM
I am usually not someone who complains about draws, but this time I somehow have the feeling I'll join the lamenting chorus. And it's the first match that worries me most. But upon reflection, Mikhail is not personified consistency either ;).

GonzoFan
03-08-2006, 05:58 AM
Good Luck Richard !!!!!!

InfiniteSadness
03-08-2006, 10:08 AM
Ugh! They messed up the draw. If they had seeded the players correctly, Richard would have been the sixteenth seed and he would have gotten this draw:

(16) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v Bye
SODERLING, Robin SWE v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BEHREND, Tomas GER
Bye v (24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS
(31) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v Bye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v ZIB, Tomas CZE
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Bye v (3) RODDICK, Andy USA

:mad:

I'd have preferred this one!!!

I really hate his draw... :mad:

(WTH? Blake and Gonzalez are in the same part of the draw, whereas they are seeded 12 and 13. :rolleyes: )

Mygenie
03-08-2006, 10:37 AM
who cares if he wins or loses, he's need match time badly, I don't think he will be in top form until the clay court season, that's when he started to improve last year.

At this point, he should be looking at playing a consistent game and watching his error rate. Even if he loses the 2nd round, if its a tight game and he played well in each set, should mean he's on his way back to form hopefully.

I'm very happy Fed is in his quarter, Ritchie needs players like him, to make him work harder and bring out his A game.

Of course I'm hoping he wins, but judging by the number of losses this year and his injury, may take a while to find his rythm.

Puschkin
03-08-2006, 10:54 AM
who cares if he wins or loses .

I do :p and I hope he himself does so, too.

InfiniteSadness
03-08-2006, 11:15 AM
I do :p and I hope he himself does so, too.

I do too! lol

He will lose his confidence if he continues to lose like that... + he will have tons of points to defend during the clay season, so a lot of pressure!!

He should win some points before the clay season to have less pressure.

linus
03-08-2006, 12:28 PM
God bless he has been in 2nd round already :p

Alllez, Richard :)

Mygenie
03-10-2006, 12:09 PM
I do :p and I hope he himself does so, too.

Well I'm :scratch: my head on that one, I was just using the old reverse psychology tactic, I've really hated all his losses so far :shrug: but I'm hoping to celebrate :aparty: a win after his 2nd round match, lets hope it doesn't :rain: on his parade, controls his :fiery: temper, keeps his :cool: and he'll be fine :D

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 11:58 AM
Doubles first round:

Gasquet/Grosjean vs Allegro/Federer

:help: :fiery: :tape: :o :smash: :mad:

chicky841
03-11-2006, 02:05 PM
:help: oh dear....

Puschkin
03-11-2006, 02:52 PM
Doubles first round:
Gasquet/Grosjean vs Allegro/Federer


Great, then he can get already an idea, what to expect in round three :p . Furthermore, as a doubles' player Roger is not such a threat ;)

Sweet4Richard
03-11-2006, 03:30 PM
:lol: Out of all the teams to play first round. Roger isn't bad at doubles at all. Him and Allegro actaully make a pretty decent team.

The rest of the doubles draw: http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/assets/scripts/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/draws/draws/06_ATP_MDD.pdf

If Richard and Seb win then they could possibly face Rafael and Youzhny in the 2nd round. For some reason I find this doubles draw hilarious :haha:

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Great, then he can get already an idea, what to expect in round three :p . Furthermore, as a doubles' player Roger is not such a threat ;)

Oh, come on. Yves and Roger make a much better doubles team than Richard and Seb. :tape:

LaTenista
03-11-2006, 05:30 PM
Oh, come on. Yves and Roger make a much better doubles team than Richard and Seb. :tape:

They lost 1st round in Cincy last year. :rolleyes:

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 05:47 PM
Really? Well, Seb and Richard have hardly won a match. :tape:

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 05:50 PM
Here's their illustrious record: :tape:

Marseille France
WS 13 Feb 2006 to 19 Feb 2006 Entry : DA Hard (O)
partnering Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
16 L KAS (GER) / PETZSCHNER (GER) 3-6 6-4 0-1(7)

Australian Open Australia
SL 16 Jan 2006 to 29 Jan 2006 Entry : DA Hard (O)
partnering Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
64 L KNOWLE (AUT) / MELZER (AUT) 4-6 4-6

Queen's Great Britain
WS 07 Jun 2004 to 13 Jun 2004 Entry : DA Grass (O)
partnering Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
32 W CARRASCO (ESP) / SKOCH (CZE) 6-1 6-0
16 L KNOWLES (BAH) / NESTOR (CAN) 4-6 6-4 2-6

parissima
03-11-2006, 07:10 PM
:lol: Out of all the teams to play first round. Roger isn't bad at doubles at all. Him and Allegro actaully make a pretty decent team.

The rest of the doubles draw: http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/assets/scripts/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/draws/draws/06_ATP_MDD.pdf

If Richard and Seb win then they could possibly face Rafael and Youzhny in the 2nd round. For some reason I find this doubles draw hilarious :haha:

Roger...
Then, Rafa and Youzhny?

:haha:
Richard is the unluckiest guy ever ^^

Daniela_CABJ
03-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Roger...
Then, Rafa and Youzhny?

:haha:
Richard is the unluckiest guy ever ^^
He probably feels sick everytime they say "Richard, the draw is ready"
:lol:

parissima
03-11-2006, 08:41 PM
He probably feels sick everytime they say "Richard, the draw is ready"
:lol:

:lol:

"The draw? Ready? :bolt:"

Sweet4Richard
03-11-2006, 09:20 PM
He probably feels sick everytime they say "Richard, the draw is ready"
:lol:

:spit:

Looks like Richard's first round opponent will be Kevin Kim who defeated Youzhny 7-5, 6-4

Allez Richard :banana:

richard gasquet
03-11-2006, 09:32 PM
:spit:

Looks like Richard's first round opponent will be Kevin Kim who defeated Youzhny 7-5, 6-4

Allez Richard :banana:

some infos about this player Kevin Kim :) :



http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/images/K358_AT.jpg

Birthdate: 26-Jul-78

Birthplace: Torrance, CA, USA

Residence: Newport Coast, CA, USA

Height: 5'11'' (180 cm)

Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 1997




Career High INDESIT ATP Ranking - Singles: 63 (3/21/2005)

Career High Stanford ATP Doubles Ranking: 118 (8/27/2001)


he beat youzhni so a player to take seriously even if richard should beat him but he will have to be very serious though :)

Allez!

tennis lover
03-11-2006, 11:12 PM
Allez Richie, you can do it!!! It's time for win number 3 of the year! :bounce:

Thanks for the info RG! :yeah:

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 11:37 PM
Roger...
Then, Rafa and Youzhny?

:haha:
Richard is the unluckiest guy ever ^^

No "then". They won't make it to that stage. :tape: