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silverwhite
03-11-2006, 11:38 PM
Yay! No Youzhny!

If Richard screws this up... :armed: :mad:

OddJob
03-12-2006, 01:18 AM
Kevin is a good player but Richie should have no problem with him. I'm sure is confident after beating poor Misha so who knows.

*julie*
03-12-2006, 05:19 AM
Richard will play on court 4

Court 4 start 10:00 AM
M Kirilenko (RUS) vs S Asagoe (JPN)
(Q)B Mattek (USA) vs S Mirza (IND)
A Clement (FRA) vs (26)T Haas (GER)
T Golovin (FRA) vs L Dominguez Lino (ESP)
E Daniilidou (GRE) vs (21)S Peer (ISR)
(Q)K Kim (USA) vs (16)R Gasquet (FRA)
G Monfils (FRA) vs (Q)J Morrison (USA)

Good luck Richard :worship:

GonzoFan
03-12-2006, 07:18 AM
Good Luck Richard !!!! :yeah:

Allez !!! :D

zimzim
03-12-2006, 12:21 PM
Allez Richard!

Sweet4Richard
03-12-2006, 04:22 PM
Damn, I won't be home tonight to watch his live scoring :fiery:. And stupid ESPN for taking off their coverage of IW today and putting on the World Baseball Classic instead :rolleyes:

Allez Richard, you can do it! :banana:

InfiniteSadness
03-12-2006, 04:51 PM
C'mon Richard! Beat this Kim! :D

Vialator
03-12-2006, 05:39 PM
Richard will play on court 4
It's a small court, I don't think there are tv coverage here :confused:

http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/8492/map14az.jpg
bigger map (http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/6784/map3xh.jpg)

Björki
03-12-2006, 06:06 PM
allez Richard :bounce:

Daniela_CABJ
03-12-2006, 06:06 PM
Damn, I won't be home tonight to watch his live scoring :fiery:. And stupid ESPN for taking off their coverage of IW today and putting on the World Baseball Classic instead :rolleyes:

Allez Richard, you can do it! :banana:

I won't be home either... well, actually I don't know when I'm going to arrive :confused:

Allez Richard :D

chicky841
03-12-2006, 06:28 PM
allez Richard. you can beat kim!!

Daniela_CABJ
03-13-2006, 03:14 AM
it's sooo late here and the match is about to start :)
I'll follow the live scores :angel:
Allez Richard :yeah:

willrock
03-13-2006, 04:01 AM
The beginning of the match is tight but Richie holds serves!
Good serve % is noticeable, now break Rich! :bounce:

Daniela_CABJ
03-13-2006, 04:26 AM
Richard won 1st set 6-4 and now is serving 3-1 :D

Vialator
03-13-2006, 04:45 AM
Richard wins for the third time this year :clap2:
def K.Kim 6-4 6-3

Monday 13th March

Stadium 3 start 10:00 AM
K Vliegen (BEL) vs (20)S Grosjean (FRA)
N Kiefer (GER) vs P Mathieu (FRA)
Nadal/Youzhny vs (7)Erlich/Ram
Gasquet/Grosjean vs Allegro/Federer
M Kirilenko (RUS) vs A Chakvetadze (RUS)
Suk/Vizner vs (3)Knowles/Nestor

Daniela_CABJ
03-13-2006, 04:50 AM
:woohoo: Richard :yippee:

OddJob
03-13-2006, 04:52 AM
I hope Richie gets on a roll.

silverwhite
03-13-2006, 04:58 AM
Richard :D

Good luck against Hrbaty! :scared:

silverwhite
03-13-2006, 04:58 AM
And yes, allez, tomorrow! :lol:

lucashg
03-13-2006, 05:21 AM
Allez Richard!
Good win, hope he beats Hrbaty, but that will be so tough. :unsure:
Good luck against Fed/Allegro! Should be a fun match.

parissima
03-13-2006, 09:38 AM
:yippee: well done, Richie! :)

Puschkin
03-13-2006, 09:40 AM
Allez Richard!
Good win, hope he beats Hrbaty, but that will be so tough. :unsure:


I am optimistic, Dominik has not been in full flight lately! Bonne chance, Richard!

zimzim
03-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Thank God Richard won! I had to go to work while the match was in progress, and just got back to learn that Richard won....I had a bad day at work but this makes up for it.

GonzoFan
03-13-2006, 03:47 PM
I was so sad because Gonzo lost so terrible yesterday that I went to bed and didn't follow Richard's match but now I found out that he won so CONGRATS RICHIE !!!!! :bounce:

Good Luck in the next round!!! :yeah:

chicky841
03-13-2006, 05:52 PM
Good Job Richard!! Woke up this morning to the pleasant news that he had won. Seb is doin well in his singles match too!!

tennis lover
03-13-2006, 09:33 PM
:yippee: Well done Richie, i'm glad he's finally got win number three over and done with! :banana: It was very nice news to wake up to this morning! :yeah: Good luck in the doubles and against Hrbaty tomorrow! Allez :bounce:

Flibbertigibbet
03-13-2006, 10:39 PM
Tough match against Hrbaty, but I'm really hoping for a Federer-Gasquet match.

Sweet4Richard
03-13-2006, 11:36 PM
Great job Richard :woohoo: 3rd win of the year! Come on beat Hrbaty tomorrow :)

Right now his doubles match just started. They are on serve 3 all in the first, however, Richard and Seb were just up a break. Darn!

Allez :banana:

tennis lover
03-14-2006, 12:05 AM
:yeah: Richie and Seb just won the first set 7-4 in the tie-break!! :bounce: It's a close match by the looks of it, lots of the games have gone to deuce, I can't get used to this no-ad point rule though, I keep getting confused! :rolleyes: Allez Richie et Seb! :banana:

Sweet4Richard
03-14-2006, 12:11 AM
:woohoo: They traded breaks to start the 2nd.
Its 2-1* now with Federer/Allegro serving.

I'm having a hard time getting used to the no-ad scoring myself :rolleyes:

Flibbertigibbet
03-14-2006, 12:42 AM
Gasquet-Grosjean beat Federer-Allegro 7-6 (4), 7-5! :D Hope they can beat Nadal-Youzhny, too.

Sweet4Richard
03-14-2006, 12:44 AM
:yippee: Richard and Seb won 7-6(4), 7-5

:bounce: Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

They will next take on Nadal and Youzhny who took out Elrich and Ram.

tennis lover
03-14-2006, 12:44 AM
:woohoo: Richie and Seb won, 7-6 7-5!!! great job guys! :yeah: Next up, Nadal/Youzhny, good luck guys!!! :bounce:

OddJob
03-14-2006, 02:10 AM
Richie, Rafa, and Misha all in the same match I think I'm going to pass out!

silverwhite
03-14-2006, 03:00 AM
Richie/Seb :woohoo:

Please beat Nadal and Youzhny! :D

_pyromatic
03-14-2006, 03:03 AM
:woohoo: Please let this next match be on tv!

silverwhite
03-14-2006, 03:06 AM
:woohoo: Please let this next match be on tv!

If they didn't show the match against Allegro/Federer, I don't think they'll show this. :p

Surgza
03-14-2006, 03:29 AM
Richie & Seb :hatoff: Well done boys!

I hope they do well against Nadal and Youzhny :bounce:

We don't get in on TV in Oz :fiery:

GonzoFan
03-14-2006, 05:47 AM
Congrats to Richie and Seb for that great win in doubles :yeah:

Here is the OoP for today

Stadium 2 start 11:00 AM

(5)A Myskina (RUS) vs (10)D Safina (RUS)
(23)T Berdych (CZE) vs (9)L Hewitt (AUS)
(19)D Hrbaty (SVK) vs (16)R Gasquet (FRA)
G Monfils (FRA) vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
P Mathieu (FRA) vs M Ancic (CRO)
X Malisse (BEL) vs (20)S Grosjean (FRA)

Good Luck Richard !!!!

Allez !!!!

_pyromatic
03-14-2006, 10:47 AM
If they didn't show the match against Allegro/Federer, I don't think they'll show this. :p
I'm being optomistic. :D

Flibbertigibbet
03-14-2006, 09:15 PM
The match has begun with a hold from Richard. Yay~

...and now he breaks!

...and holds again!

I wonder if they're showing this match.

Daniela_CABJ
03-14-2006, 09:25 PM
they're showing the match here :D
he's playing good!!! 4-1 :)

Flibbertigibbet
03-14-2006, 09:30 PM
I'm assuming they're showing it on StarSports, I need to get one of those streaming programs. My PPLive TV one doesn't seem to have a StarSports channel anymore. :o

chicky841
03-14-2006, 09:47 PM
allez Richi!!

Flibbertigibbet
03-14-2006, 10:36 PM
Gasquet wins 6-3, 6-4!

Daniela_CABJ
03-14-2006, 10:45 PM
:yippee: Great job!
He played a good match specially on the 1st set. :D
well done Richard!!!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c194/-Daniela-/MTF/match3.jpg

parissima
03-14-2006, 10:45 PM
:woohoo:

Sweet4Richard
03-14-2006, 11:16 PM
Richard :woohoo:
Two wins in a row, OMG :eek: Stop the press!!

Allez Richard against Roger/Olivier!! :)

GonzoFan
03-14-2006, 11:25 PM
Congrats Richard !!! :yeah:

Two wins in a row for the first time this season :woohoo:

Good Luck in the next round !!!

Now Rochus is serving for the set *5-3 40-0

zimzim
03-15-2006, 12:04 AM
Thank God Richard won...I'll keep praying and hopefully he'll beat Federer

zimzim
03-15-2006, 12:06 AM
Thank God Richard won...I'll keep praying and hopefully he'll beat Federer

I mean Federer/Rochus

silverwhite
03-15-2006, 12:21 AM
Obviously, he would have a better chance against Rochus but I'm hoping Fed wins because I like him and Richard needs a wake-up call. :lol:

Flibbertigibbet
03-15-2006, 01:01 AM
It's (barely :o) ...



Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet

~ The Round of Sixteen : The 2006 Pacific Life Open ~

- the backhand, the forehand, the style, the charisma, the mental lapses:
all in full display in this battle of shotmakers, coming to a tennis court near you -



(Yes, I'm excited for this match. Yes, I realize that my expectations are probably too high. But I can dream, right?)

OddJob
03-15-2006, 01:29 AM
Well Richie has beaten Fed before and he can certainly do it again. Fed isn't exactly that sharp so far this year.

silverwhite
03-15-2006, 01:33 AM
- the backhand, the forehand, the style, the charisma, the mental lapses:
all in full display in this battle of shotmakers, coming to a tennis court near you -


AMEN! :worship:

lucashg
03-15-2006, 01:58 AM
Congrats Richard! He wasted so many chances, the scoreline could have been much easier IMO, but I'm not complaining. He won two matches in a row since like, forever and I'm glad for him. :D

Hope he gives Federer a good match. I'm not gonna be rooting for him, but hey if he wins I hope he takes the rest of the tournament by storm! Allez!

tennis lover
03-15-2006, 02:06 AM
:yippee: well done Richie!!! Good job! :worship: Good luck against federer, I hope they show it online, I really want to watch it!!! :)

Flibbertigibbet
03-15-2006, 02:22 AM
Well, apparently, the Gasquet-Federer match is tomorrow afternoon (I'd have at least thought it'd be a night match, but I guess not), and I have tennis practice at 2:30-4:30 Central time, so I'd have to hope that Roddick-Andreev and Hingis-Safina are nice and long if I don't want to miss anything. Or maybe, since I have been sick and already missed a couple practices, I can skip one more just to catch this match. :mad:

Daniela_CABJ
03-15-2006, 02:27 AM
Here's the OP for Wednesday:

Stadium 1 start 11:00 AM
(10)D Safina (RUS) vs (19)M Hingis (SUI)
I Andreev (RUS) vs (3)A Roddick (USA)
(1)R Federer (SUI) vs (16)R Gasquet (FRA)
X Malisse (BEL) or (20)S Grosjean (FRA) vs (WC)M Fish (USA) or (2)R
Nadal (ESP)

Allez Richard :D

Flibbertigibbet
03-15-2006, 02:30 AM
I wonder what the odds of Federer-Gasquet not starting until 2:45 (Pacific) or so are. I'll just hope Safina and Andreev manage to stretch their matches to a third set, though it doesn't seem very likely on current form.

silverwhite
03-15-2006, 03:58 AM
Richie's going to play against Fed AND Nadal within the same day. :rolls:

*julie*
03-15-2006, 04:32 AM
:bounce: :D Bravo Richard!!!

I could only see the 1st set... pplive :mad: :banghead:
I just hope the live stream will work tomorrow :angel:

ALLEZ RICHARD!!! :worship:

silverwhite
03-15-2006, 04:45 AM
:bounce: :D Bravo Richard!!!

I could only see the 1st set... pplive :mad: :banghead:
I just hope the live stream will work tomorrow :angel:

ALLEZ RICHARD!!! :worship:

Don't worry. It was an awful match. You didn't miss much. Even Paulo's match was better. :tape:

lucashg
03-15-2006, 06:33 AM
Richie's going to play against Fed AND Nadal within the same day. :rolls:

:rolls:

Poor Richard! And Grosjean will play Nadal twice, lol. They're gonna be tired for their doubles match. :o

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-15-2006, 07:34 AM
The tennis god played bad,but he can still win in crucial points, :yawn: so be careful of him X100000 times!Don't loose when you lead the match! :smoke:

silverwhite
03-15-2006, 07:45 AM
:rolls:

Poor Richard! And Grosjean will play Nadal twice, lol. They're gonna be tired for their doubles match. :o

Oh dear. Poor Seb. :o

willrock
03-15-2006, 10:06 AM
Best of luck Rich' :bounce:
Do your best and enjoy yourself against King Fed!

Conita
03-15-2006, 11:09 AM
oh it doesnt matter who he's playing he can do itttt
GOO RICHY GOO!
cmon ppl lets keep the positive attitude :D
ALLEZ RICHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:yippee: :yippee: :bigclap: :bigclap: :yippee: :yippee:

InfiniteSadness
03-15-2006, 12:44 PM
I'm happy he won against hrbaty. :)

Now the toughest: Federer :scared:. I hope it will be a good match. :)

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-15-2006, 01:34 PM
Richard just don't panic man. Okay? Okay.

Allez!

chicky841
03-15-2006, 04:02 PM
All Richard!! Just play your best.

tennis lover
03-15-2006, 05:17 PM
:bounce: Allez Richie! Let's just hope it's a good match whatever the result! :)

GonzoFan
03-15-2006, 05:31 PM
:bounce: Allez Richie! Let's just hope it's a good match whatever the result! :)

exactly :yeah:

Allez Richard !!!!

Good Luck :D

Allure
03-15-2006, 10:30 PM
They're not gonna show Richard's match against Fed. :( They didn't show it last time either when he played against Ginepri. :rolleyes:

Flibbertigibbet
03-15-2006, 10:37 PM
I want to slaughter ESPN and the schedulers. Really.

GonzoFan
03-15-2006, 11:35 PM
Richard lost 3-6 4-6 :sad:

Federer didn't give him any chance ... he just played too good ... not the same Federer that we saw yesterday against Olivier ...
And also Richie returned Federer's serves very bad ...

Puschkin
03-15-2006, 11:44 PM
And also Richie returned Federer's serves very bad ...

True, Roger did never allow him to get into this match. It must have been quite cruel. Everything went so fast. Richard did not try to delay things, but played on Roger's terms. There is one thing, however: You can't criticise him for waiting behind the baseline ;).

Sweet4Richard
03-15-2006, 11:52 PM
I didn't get to see the match since the Andy-Igor match took forever. Of course I wanted Richard to win, but I'm not surprised. I would of liked it to be a bit closer, but obviously Roger was the far better player and totally deserved to win. I'm just happy Richie got a chance too actaully play some matches here before losing. Hopefully he won't be drawn against Roger in the Round of 16 in Miami :)

Go Richard et Seb in doubles :woohoo:

*julie*
03-15-2006, 11:56 PM
I couldn't see the whole match (pplive :rolleyes: ) but I felt very bad for Richard.
Federer was just too strong... Can't believe it was the same player than yesterday.
I was expecting something closer but anyway... life goes on. :sad:

chicky841
03-16-2006, 12:00 AM
On to miami I guess. Allez Richi and Seb in doubles.

InfiniteSadness
03-16-2006, 12:25 AM
Well, no surprise there... I also expected something closer. But I saw parts of the match and Federer played very well (so much better than yersterday!). Richard didn't play that bad but had so much problems to return Federer's serves, so he couldn't have a chance...

silverwhite
03-16-2006, 12:45 AM
As expected :(

Kind of disappointing because all of us wanted a good match at least....

Daniela_CABJ
03-16-2006, 02:17 AM
Kind of disappointing because all of us wanted a good match at least....
I saw the match on tv... less than an hour :o
Roger didn't play very good last night and Richard was playing well. Why did Roger have to play his level again against Richard?
Once Richard lost his serve on first set then it was all Roger... the match was really boring!

But I'm glad about how Richard is reaching his level again and I'm happy about his results in the tournament! Congratulations Richard :angel:
Good luck in doubles! :)

zimzim
03-16-2006, 05:32 AM
I watched the match and everything went so quickly....Roger played very well and didn't give Richard any opportunity to get into his flow. At least Richard played a couple of matches here, and hopefully he'll get a better draw in Miami....I also think he now knows what to really expect from Federer incase they meet in Miami, and I know Federer is not going to roll over him cos I think Richard was a little bit overwhelmed yesterday.

OddJob
03-16-2006, 05:34 AM
Richie is def better then the scoreline maybe next time. Plus it was a pretty good tourney so all is not lost.

*julie*
03-16-2006, 05:50 AM
As for the double, they didn't play but reached the 3rd round.
Gasquet/Grosjean d Nadal/Youzhny w/o (Nadal ankle)

They will play against the bryans.
Good luck Seb & Rich. :)

Stadium 1 start 11:00 AM

E Dementieva (RUS) vs A Ivanovic (SCG)
Not before 12:30 PM
(1)R Federer (SUI) vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
(1)Bryan/Bryan vs Gasquet/Grosjean
(6)Santoro/Zimonjic vs (2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi
Not before 7:00 PM
(1)J Henin-Hardenne (BEL) vs (17)G Dulko (ARG)
Not before 8:30 PM
P Srichaphan (THA) vs J Nieminen (FIN)

GonzoFan
03-16-2006, 06:23 AM
Good Luck Richard and Seb :bigclap:

zimzim
03-16-2006, 06:36 AM
I wish Richie and Seb luck against the best doubles team in the world.

Puschkin
03-16-2006, 07:08 AM
Richie is def better then the scoreline

:o I am afraid not, at least not yesterday.The score is flattering for Richard, he never got his foot into this match.

But Miami starts next week, the world moves on.

silverwhite
03-16-2006, 07:59 AM
As for the double, they didn't play but reached the 3rd round.
Gasquet/Grosjean d Nadal/Youzhny w/o (Nadal ankle)

They will play against the bryans.
Good luck Seb & Rich. :)


They're really lucky... According to Roger, he played terribly in the doubles match yet his team almost won. This time, it's a w/o. :tape:

silverwhite
03-16-2006, 08:01 AM
:o I am afraid not, at least not yesterday.The score is flattering for Richard, he never got his foot into this match.

But Miami starts next week, the world moves on.

I. Told. You. So.

Anyway, Roger was just too good, especially on serve. Richard's returns cost him. He was holding pretty comfortably himself other than the games in which he was broken...

Puschkin
03-16-2006, 08:13 AM
I. Told. You. So.


I know ;). But that won't change my approach: optimism. :p

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-16-2006, 01:22 PM
A bit disappointed. :o Sometimes he even didn't move to chase the ball.But when that guy played his real form,what else could Gas do? :awww:

Puschkin
03-16-2006, 01:27 PM
But when that guy played his real form,what else could Gas do?
return to the practise court ;)

*julie*
03-16-2006, 02:06 PM
:o I am afraid not, at least not yesterday. The score is flattering for Richard, he never got his foot into this match.
But Miami starts next week, the world moves on.

2 BP converted by Fed = 6/3 6/4
Richard managed to hold in all his other service games... so the score is what it is. :p


Q. Is that a reflection that your level went up or Gasquet was not playing as well?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, hard to say. He definitely hasn't had the best of starts to the season. So maybe still struggling with that a little bit. I thought maybe on my own serve, I never allowed him to play that much, I played aggressive.

Obviously, I think I'll find a way into his service games. I think, you know, the score was reflected really also how the game was. Maybe I lifted my game up a little bit. Maybe he allowed me to play a little bit more. Who knows. I think it's a combination of many things.
;)

Puschkin
03-16-2006, 02:30 PM
:haha: good effort, but I don't always agree with Roger either ;).

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-16-2006, 03:32 PM
return to the practise court ;)
Or beat him in the doubles again! :rolls:

silverwhite
03-16-2006, 11:15 PM
They lost 6-3 6-2 but it was expected :shrug:

Sweet4Richard
03-17-2006, 12:29 AM
Aww, losing to the Bryans Brothers. I can't say it wasn't expected and I love Bob and Mike so that's okay.
:)

OddJob
03-17-2006, 03:13 AM
:o I am afraid not, at least not yesterday.The score is flattering for Richard, he never got his foot into this match.

But Miami starts next week, the world moves on.


I was speaking about his overall game not his preformance in that match. I'm sure ur well aware that Richie does have a win over Jesus Fed. :p

Puschkin
03-17-2006, 06:17 AM
2 BP converted by Fed = 6/3 6/4
Richard managed to hold in all his other service games... so the score is what it is. :p


:bowdown: Forgive me ;). I am ready to reconsider and to be less harsh on Richard after what Roger did to Ljubicic yesterday ;)

zimzim
03-17-2006, 03:03 PM
:bowdown: Forgive me ;). I am ready to reconsider and to be less harsh on Richard after what Roger did to Ljubicic yesterday ;)
Exactly!

*julie*
03-17-2006, 07:41 PM
:bowdown: Forgive me ;). I am ready to reconsider and to be less harsh on Richard after what Roger did to Ljubicic yesterday ;)
No problems! ;) Federer is just too strong at the moment.
I want another Fed-Nadal final. :worship:

InfiniteSadness
03-17-2006, 08:57 PM
I want another Fed-Nadal final.

I want another Fed-Baghdatis one. :p

*julie*
03-17-2006, 10:44 PM
I want another Fed-Baghdatis one. :p

I want Federer to improve his h2h record against Nadal... So, I hope Nadal will reach the final! :devil:

silverwhite
03-17-2006, 11:22 PM
Last chance to save his Top 20 ranking from plummeting during the claycourt season...

silverwhite
03-17-2006, 11:22 PM
I want a Srichaphan-Baghdatis one :haha:

Dreaming of course :aplot:

OddJob
03-18-2006, 12:34 AM
I want Federer to improve his h2h record against Nadal... So, I hope Nadal will reach the final! :devil:



Awww then Jesus Fed h2h with Rafa will go to 4-1 :devil:

chicky841
03-18-2006, 04:11 PM
:lol: I want to see another rafa fed final. I wanna see just how much of an edge Rafa has over Fed.

tennis lover
03-20-2006, 12:47 AM
Just thought I'd let you know that Richie has gone back up to number 12 in the world!!! :yippee: Top ten here he comes! :banana: Allez at Miami Richard! :bounce:

Flibbertigibbet
03-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Well, he needs to gain about 250 points if he wants to hit #10 on the world, so he needs a good draw in Miami and will have to play very well in Monte Carlo (to defend the points) and Rome (where hopefully he can gain some points). He can do it, I think, and if not immediately, eventually.

Edit: And if they use the post-IW rankings for Miami (as I'm assuming they are), Richard should be seeded 11 unless Coria plays. Hopefully he can avoid Federer or Nalbandian or Nadal early on, and can get a decent enough draw to make a good dent. :o

GonzoFan
03-20-2006, 05:15 AM
Just thought I'd let you know that Richie has gone back up to number 12 in the world!!! :yippee: Top ten here he comes! :banana: Allez at Miami Richard! :bounce:

Great that he is #12 in the world again :bigclap:

GonzoFan
03-20-2006, 05:24 AM
it seems that the draw should be out today

silverwhite
03-20-2006, 05:42 AM
Well, he needs to gain about 250 points if he wants to hit #10 on the world, so he needs a good draw in Miami and will have to play very well in Monte Carlo (to defend the points) and Rome (where hopefully he can gain some points). He can do it, I think, and if not immediately, eventually.

Edit: And if they use the post-IW rankings for Miami (as I'm assuming they are), Richard should be seeded 11 unless Coria plays. Hopefully he can avoid Federer or Nalbandian or Nadal early on, and can get a decent enough draw to make a good dent. :o

Nope. They're using the rankings from 6 weeks ago, I heard. :p

silverwhite
03-20-2006, 05:43 AM
This will be his last chance at the Top 10 for quite a while because once Monte-Carlo comes along... :help:

GonzoFan
03-20-2006, 06:00 AM
Nope. They're using the rankings from 6 weeks ago, I heard. :p

But the ranking from 6 weeks ago is just for the entry list but for the seeded players they should use the post IW ranking for Miami

zimzim
03-20-2006, 06:00 AM
God please let Richie get a good draw

silverwhite
03-20-2006, 06:15 AM
But the ranking from 6 weeks ago is just for the entry list but for the seeded players they should use the post IW ranking for Miami

Ah, OK. :p

In any case, he'd better be ready to play well. :mad:

parissima
03-20-2006, 07:15 AM
Ah, OK. :p

In any case, he'd better be ready to play well. :mad:

Or Mag and I will be mad during the DC weekend... And who knows what girls can do when mad at some guy... :mad: ^^

Suzi
03-20-2006, 09:12 AM
Allez Richie, i wont do wot i did in another thread and post the miami song by will smith :p

parissima
03-20-2006, 09:48 AM
You posted Will Smith's Miami? :lol: Awesome ^^

Ome
03-20-2006, 01:31 PM
:bigwave: Hi everyone!


Can't believe this is my 1st post in Richard's forum in... god knows when was the last time!! :smash: :awww: :cuckoo: (always thought that he already has so many fans...)

anyway, I stop by to say -- :rocker2: Allez Richard!!

Suzi
03-20-2006, 05:17 PM
You posted Will Smith's Miami? :lol: Awesome ^^

yes i went crazy, i post it in here if u want :angel:

Suzi
03-20-2006, 05:19 PM
:haha:

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Miami, uh, uh
Southbeach, bringin the heat, uh
Haha, can y'all feel that
Can y'all feel that
Jig it out, uh

Here I am in the place where I come let go
Miami the base and the sunset low
Everyday like a mardi gras, everybody party all day
No work all play, okay
So we sip a little something, lay to rest the spell
Me an Charlie at the bar runnin up a high bill
Nothin less than ill, when we dress to kill
Everytime the ladies pass, they be like (Hi Will)
Can y'all feel me, all ages and races
Real sweet faces
Every different nation, Spanish, Hatian, Indian, Jamaican
Black, White, Cuban, and Asian
I only came for two days of playing
But everytime I come I always wind up stayin
This the type of town I could spend a few days in
Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin

Chorus:

Party in the city where the heat is on
All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
Welcome to Miami
Bienvenidos a Miami
Bouncin in the club where the heat is on
All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
I'm goin to Miami
Welcome to Miami

Verse 2:

Yo I heard the rainstorms ain't nothin to mess with
But I can't feel a drip on the strip, it's a trip
Ladies half-dressed, fully equipped
And they be screamin out, (Will we loved your last hit)
So I'm thinkin I'ma scoot me somethin hot
In this salsa-merengue melting pot
Hottest club in the city, and it's right on the beach
Temperature get to ya, it's about to reach
Five-hundred degrees
In the carribean seas, with the hot mommies
Screamin (Ay pappi)
Everytime I come to town, they be spottin me
In the drop Bentley, ain't no stoppin me
So, cash in your dough
We flow to this fashion show
Pound for pound anywhere you go
Yo, ain't no city in the world like this
An if you ask how I know I gotsta plead the fifth

Chorus

Verse 3:

Don't get me wrong, Shytown got it goin on
An New York is the city that we know don't sleep
An we all know that L.A. and Philly stay jiggy
But on the sneak, Miami bringin heat for real
Y'all don't understand
I never seen so many Dominican women with cinnamon tans
Mira, this is the plan
Take a walk on the beach, draw a heart in the sand
Gimmie your hand
Damn, you look sexy
Let's go to my yacht, in the West Keys
Ride my jetskis, loungin in the palm trees
Cause you gotta have cheese for the summerhouse piece on southbeach
Water so clear, you can see to the bottom
Hundred-thousand dollar cars, evr'ybody got em
Ain't no surprise in the club to see Sly Stallone
Miami, my second home

Chorus x2

party in the city where the heat is on

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/Suzi87/Miamiwoot.jpg

:angel:

parissima
03-20-2006, 05:43 PM
:lol:

Ohhh i love that song. Will Smith's a cool guy ^^

Hopefully it'll bring luck to Richard :tape: *fingers crossed*

tennis lover
03-20-2006, 08:03 PM
Main Draw is out! It's not the best draw for Richie! :mad: He'll possibly meet Ancic in the third round, then Davydenko/Baghdatis in the fourth. :rolleyes:

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Bye
Qualifier v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
HORNA, Luis PER v MAYER, Florian GER
Bye v (27) HAAS, Tommy GER
(24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS v Bye
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v Qualifier
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v Qualifier
Bye v (14) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

(9) BLAKE, James USA v Bye
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v (WC) YOUNG, Donald USA
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye v (23) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
(32) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v Bye
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
Bye v (8) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(4) RODDICK, Andy USA v Bye
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v SPADEA, Vincent USA
Bye v (31) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(17) HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Bye
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
SAFIN, Marat RUS v HENMAN, Tim GBR
Bye v (13) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(11) FERRER, David ESP v Bye
MONTANES, Albert ESP v Qualifier
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v (WC) KUZNETSOV, Alex USA
Bye v (19) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(29) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Bye
MULLER, Gilles LUX v MIRNYI, Max BLR
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v DJOKOVIC, Novak SG
Bye v (7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG

(5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v Bye
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) QUERREY, Sam USA
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(22) ANCIC, Mario CRO v Bye
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v Qualifier
SIMON, Gilles FRA v SERRA, Florent FRA
Bye v (12) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v Bye
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v SLUITER, Raemon NED
Bye v (21) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(26) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
ZIB, Tomas CZE v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Qualifier v GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA
Bye v (3) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(6) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v Bye
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v VIK, Robin CZE
Qualifier v Qualifier
Bye v (30) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
(20) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v MOODIE, Wesley RSA
Bye v (10) AGASSI, Andre USA

(16) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MURRAY, Andy GBR v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
Bye v (18) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(28) MONFILS, Gael FRA v Bye
MONACO, Juan ARG v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
MOYA, Carlos ESP v HANESCU, Victor ROM
Bye v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

*julie*
03-20-2006, 08:09 PM
(5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v Bye
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) QUERREY, Sam USA
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(22) ANCIC, Mario CRO v Bye
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v Qualifier
SIMON, Gilles FRA v SERRA, Florent FRA
Bye v (12) GASQUET, Richard FRA

Main Draw is out! It's not the best draw for Richie! :mad: He'll possibly meet Ancic in the third round, then Davydenko/Baghdatis in the fourth. :rolleyes:



Actually, I think the draw of Richard is ok. It could have been worse.

Sad he has to face the winner of Serra-Simon in the 2nd round though. As for Ancic he lost to him in Cincy last year but he served only 2nd balls cos he was injured and still it was close. As for Davydenko or Baghdatis in the fourth... at least it's not Federer. ;)

gally777
03-20-2006, 08:22 PM
it's a good draw for richard!not the worst at least...(look at gael's draw)!!!!

GonzoFan
03-20-2006, 08:28 PM
Actually, I think the draw of Richard is ok. It could have been worse.

Sad he has to face the winner of Serra-Simon in the 2nd round though. As for Ancic he lost to him in Cincy last year but he served only 2nd balls cos he was injured and still it was close. As for Davydenko or Baghdatis in the fourth... at least it's not Federer. ;)

Exactly my thoughts, Julie ;)
and yes, it could have been worse ...

Good Luck Richard !!!

Sweet4Richard
03-20-2006, 08:53 PM
Its not a terrible draw at all. Julie said about everything I could think of. Let's just hope Richard will be able to play well and go further here than he did in Indian Wells.

Richard seeded 12 :eek: Awesome!

silverwhite
03-20-2006, 08:57 PM
Tough draw!

Simon or Serra in the 2nd (poor Frenchies :lol: ) and Ancic is in pretty good form (need to avenge Paulo :fiery: ). I'm not even going to look past Ancic. :lol:

zimzim
03-20-2006, 09:04 PM
Ancic is a tough one, but I have the feeling Richard would get through it if they meet.

Daniela_CABJ
03-20-2006, 10:01 PM
I don't like a single part of the draw... (but I'm in a really bad mood today)
:o

ALLEZ RICHARD :yippee:

Suzi
03-20-2006, 10:42 PM
(5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v Bye
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) QUERREY, Sam USA
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(22) ANCIC, Mario CRO v Bye
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v Qualifier
SIMON, Gilles FRA v SERRA, Florent FRA
Bye v (12) GASQUET, Richard FRA



Actually, I think the draw of Richard is ok. It could have been worse.

Sad he has to face the winner of Serra-Simon in the 2nd round though. As for Ancic he lost to him in Cincy last year but he served only 2nd balls cos he was injured and still it was close. As for Davydenko or Baghdatis in the fourth... at least it's not Federer. ;)
so true, i dont think its that bad if he focuses and actually plays tennis hehe ah well no fed in sight unlike my other one :p

lucashg
03-20-2006, 11:49 PM
The draw isn't that easy, but certainly could've been worse. Let's hope Richard plays well and then I can even see him in R16 again, but first things first: BYE. Oh, right... I'd like to see Simon vs Richie. :drool: (even though I won't get to see the match)

Ome
03-21-2006, 12:57 AM
The draw isn't that easy, but certainly could've been worse. Let's hope Richard plays well and then I can even see him in R16 again, but first things first: BYE. Oh, right... I'd like to see Simon vs Richie. :drool: (even though I won't get to see the match)

It's true, if only Richard plays well -- there should be no problem ;) I certainly believe he's going get pass Mario :angel: (Logically, Mario & Paulo match last week was pretty close -- since Richard is, I'd say, better than Paulo then I don't see why Richard couldn't beat Mario! :lol: )

Allez Richard :bounce: ---- And Simon vs Richard :drool:

chicky841
03-21-2006, 01:26 AM
I agree its not the best draw for Richi, but it could of been alot worse. He actually fared better than other ppl. :tape: Allez Richard, lets take it one match at a time.

OddJob
03-21-2006, 02:42 AM
Richie can beat any of the guys in his quarter. Of course his current form doesn't guarantee that.

silverwhite
03-21-2006, 02:42 AM
It's true, if only Richard plays well -- there should be no problem ;) I certainly believe he's going get pass Mario :angel: (Logically, Mario & Paulo match last week was pretty close -- since Richard is, I'd say, better than Paulo then I don't see why Richard couldn't beat Mario! :lol: )

Allez Richard :bounce: ---- And Simon vs Richard :drool:

:spit:

Poor Paulo. We are terrible fans. :lol:

Ome
03-21-2006, 04:01 AM
:spit:

Poor Paulo. We are terrible fans. :lol:

:lol: :aplot: yes we are! :nerner:

linus
03-21-2006, 09:03 AM
oh, after my purest Allez to Richard, i'd better run away :lol:

InfiniteSadness
03-21-2006, 01:31 PM
Tough draw!

Simon or Serra in the 2nd (poor Frenchies :lol: ) and Ancic is in pretty good form (need to avenge Paulo :fiery: ). I'm not even going to look past Ancic. :lol:

You are never happy with his draws, SW! :lol:

I think it's not that bad actually...

silverwhite
03-21-2006, 01:57 PM
Well, if he was in good form, I wouldn't worry, but...

Vialator
03-22-2006, 09:01 PM
The Miami site map :
http://img470.imageshack.us/img470/6062/smallmiamimap5hy.jpg
bigger map (http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/6264/miamimap9ox.jpg)

We can expect TV coverage in Stadium Court and Grandstand of course, and maybe in court 1 & 2 ...?

Sweet4Richard
03-22-2006, 11:51 PM
Richard will play Florent Serra who d. Gilles Simon 6-2 6-4

Allez Richard :bounce:

Puschkin
03-23-2006, 09:35 AM
Previous meetings against Serra: :)

2003 Grenoble, CH, Hard, R16
France Hard R16 Gasquet 6 4 6 1
2003 Scheveningen, CH, Clay, R32
The Netherlands Clay R32 Gasquet 7 5 6 4

parissima
03-23-2006, 09:48 AM
Previous meetings against Serra: :)

2003 Grenoble, CH, Hard, R16
France Hard R16 Gasquet 6 4 6 1
2003 Scheveningen, CH, Clay, R32
The Netherlands Clay R32 Gasquet 7 5 6 4

Well that's reassuring ^^
Allez Richard :yippee:

Puschkin
03-23-2006, 10:43 AM
Well that's reassuring ^^

It is, but Silverwhite won't like it :p

silverwhite
03-23-2006, 10:57 AM
It is, but Silverwhite won't like it :p

Those matches were played in 2003!

InfiniteSadness
03-23-2006, 12:57 PM
I heard that Richard caught a bad cold... :sad:


I hope it won't disturb him much during his match against Florent...

tennis lover
03-23-2006, 01:12 PM
I heard that Richard caught a bad cold... :sad:


I hope it won't disturb him much during his match against Florent...
Where did you hear that? :confused: I hope he can still play! Get better soon Richard!

silverwhite
03-23-2006, 01:23 PM
Richard :sad:

Take care of yourself!

parissima
03-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Ohhh Richard :awww:
Take care!

InfiniteSadness
03-23-2006, 01:52 PM
Where did you hear that? :confused: I hope he can still play! Get better soon Richard!

Apparently, some people of the official website read that in l'Equipe... :sad:

I hope he'll be better for his match tomorrow!

zimzim
03-23-2006, 01:57 PM
Oh no! get well Richard...does anyone know the day he is scheduled to play?

zimzim
03-23-2006, 01:58 PM
Apparently, some people of the official website read that in l'Equipe... :sad:

I hope he'll be better for his match tomorrow!Oh he plays tomorrow! May God be his strength

Puschkin
03-23-2006, 06:26 PM
Apparently, some people of the official website read that in l'Equipe... :sad:

I checked and could not find it, though!

Sweet4Richard
03-23-2006, 08:35 PM
If Richard is sick, I hope he can get well soon :hug:

chicky841
03-24-2006, 12:02 AM
Ooo get well Richard!

GonzoFan
03-24-2006, 01:42 AM
Richard plays tomorrow

Order of Play

Court 6: 10:00 AM Start

1. Men's Singles: 1st Round
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs. George Bastl (SUI) Q 2-1 Susp.

2. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Michael Llodra (FRA) Q vs. Filippo Volandri (ITA) [30]

3. Women's Singles: 2nd Round
Shuai Peng (CHN) vs. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [15]

4. Men's Singles: 2nd Round
Florent Serra (FRA) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [12]

5. Women's Doubles: 1st Round
Kveta Peschke (CZE)Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [4]

-------------

I hope he will be okay for the match tomorrow ... get well soon Richie :hug: and Good Luck !!!!

silverwhite
03-24-2006, 01:45 AM
He's not playing doubles this week. Seb is playing with Florent Serra. :(

OddJob
03-24-2006, 03:15 AM
Best of Luck to Richie and kick that cold.

Suzi
03-24-2006, 10:35 AM
He's not playing doubles this week. Seb is playing with Florent Serra. :(

sebs dumped our richie, awww poor dude dunno how hes gonna cope :p

anyways Bon Chance RICHIE :worship:

Ome
03-24-2006, 10:44 AM
Win this match, Richard... plz!! :bowdown:
:secret: Since Paulo lost, I've only got you and Gael... If you lose, this tourney is pretty much over for me! I can't stand a week of tennis without my favorite Frenchies! :hug: :lol:

Surgza
03-24-2006, 11:04 AM
:banana: Go Richie :banana: You kick that cold's butt! :boxing: And Serra's :tape:

zimzim
03-24-2006, 11:48 AM
Win this match, Richard... plz!! :bowdown:
:secret: Since Paulo lost, I've only got you and Gael... If you lose, this tourney is pretty much over for me! I can't stand a week of tennis without my favorite Frenchies! :hug: :lol:Me too

silverwhite
03-24-2006, 02:29 PM
sebs dumped our richie, awww poor dude dunno how hes gonna cope :p

anyways Bon Chance RICHIE :worship:

I'm guessing Richard didn't want to play. :o

I hope it's nothing to do with the cold or it might suggest that it's quite serious... :sad:

tennis lover
03-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Allez Richie! :bounce: Shame there gonna be no chance of watching it though cos he's on court 6! :mad:

Suzi
03-24-2006, 07:19 PM
I'm guessing Richard didn't want to play. :o

I hope it's nothing to do with the cold or it might suggest that it's quite serious... :sad:
o so richie did the dumping :o ha

Sweet4Richard
03-24-2006, 08:08 PM
Win this match, Richard... plz!! :bowdown:
:secret: Since Paulo lost, I've only got you and Gael... If you lose, this tourney is pretty much over for me! I can't stand a week of tennis without my favorite Frenchies! :hug: :lol:

As of now, you only have Richard since Gael lost :hug:

Come on Richard :woohoo: Overcome your cold and win this match!!!
He should be on soon :)

zimzim
03-24-2006, 08:45 PM
Allez Richie!

Sweet4Richard
03-24-2006, 11:26 PM
Richard and Florent's match is being moved to Court 1 because of lighting problems on Court 6. They are supposedly on after Berdych

Richard lost the first set 7-6 :sad:

Come on Richard :banana:

Flibbertigibbet
03-25-2006, 12:17 AM
Well - he lost. 7-6 (7), 6-3.

LilyRoseAva
03-25-2006, 12:22 AM
Well - he lost. 7-6 (7), 6-3.

:sad: :sad: :sad: richard :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

case
03-25-2006, 12:24 AM
I heard he was having serious ear infections ( another childhood problem) anyone else hear that? I know he has had ear problems in the past. Might have affected his play and balance.

Im having more trouble defending him- a healthy Gasquet should have won.

Im REALLY depressed over this loss :sad:

Oh, well he is still young, and he will win again!

Daniela_CABJ
03-25-2006, 12:52 AM
:bigcry: Richard!!!

It's just a match, he did well at IW, and he has time to keep improving :angel:

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 12:55 AM
Sigh. Even if he was sick, he had a shot at the match and could have won. :(

GonzoFan
03-25-2006, 01:46 AM
Well - he lost. 7-6 (7), 6-3.

Richie :bigcry: :hug: :sad: :hug:

Now rest and clay season is wating for you

zimzim
03-25-2006, 02:45 AM
Am really so upset cos I thought he would pull it off....I don't think I want to watch Miami when coverage starts on Monday cos there's nothing to watch...I don't want to even hear the word tennis for now.

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 03:14 AM
Am really so upset cos I thought he would pull it off....I don't think I want to watch Miami when coverage starts on Monday cos there's nothing to watch...I don't want to even hear the word tennis for now.

Me too. Paulo lost. Richard lost. Venus withdrew. :rolleyes:

OddJob
03-25-2006, 03:24 AM
For the love of god no! :sobbing: Well at least he gets some time to rest up and get over his flu.

Sweet4Richard
03-25-2006, 03:38 AM
Poor Richard :sad:
I was really hoping he could build on his result last week in IW, but since he was sick I guess that's why he lost. Its not an excuse though, but what are we going to do? Let's just keep supporting him (especially during the clay court season) and hope for the best. And even if his ranking falls really far, we should all still stand by him no matter what. (I should think about doing motivational speaking :lol: )

Richard :hug:

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 03:51 AM
Poor Richard :sad:
I was really hoping he could build on his result last week in IW, but since he was sick I guess that's why he lost. Its not an excuse though, but what are we going to do? Let's just keep supporting him (especially during the clay court season) and hope for the best. And even if his ranking falls really far, we should all still stand by him no matter what. (I should think about doing motivational speaking :lol: )

Richard :hug:

Well, we've been with him for so long, even when his results were worse than this. Might as well continue staying. :lol:

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 03:57 AM
Let's hope Forget knocks some sense into him...

tennis lover
03-25-2006, 04:11 AM
Poor Richard :sad:
I was really hoping he could build on his result last week in IW, but since he was sick I guess that's why he lost. Its not an excuse though, but what are we going to do? Let's just keep supporting him (especially during the clay court season) and hope for the best. And even if his ranking falls really far, we should all still stand by him no matter what. (I should think about doing motivational speaking :lol: )

Richard :hug:
:yeah: absolutely, true fans wouldn't desert him just cos he's had a bad start to the year! it's up to us to still support him and see him through the bad times as well as the good! :) Allez for the clay season Richie! :bounce:

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 04:31 AM
Oh. We forgot to discuss the shocking statistic - 7 aces (to 1 DF) :lol:

GonzoFan
03-25-2006, 05:42 AM
:yeah: absolutely, true fans wouldn't desert him just cos he's had a bad start to the year! it's up to us to still support him and see him through the bad times as well as the good! :) Allez for the clay season Richie! :bounce:

well said :yeah: :worship:

Always supporting Richard no matter what happens :)

Suzi
03-25-2006, 06:50 AM
bums oh well move on....... bring on davis cup

zimzim
03-25-2006, 06:57 AM
well said :yeah: :worship:

Always supporting Richard no matter what happens :) :yeah:

parissima
03-25-2006, 10:55 AM
We sure will support him 'till the end :)

Ome
03-25-2006, 10:57 AM
:hug: Just a plainly bad tourney for my fav Frenchies... Richard, Paulo, Gael :eek: This tourney is over so soon!! :rolleyes:

I think Guy probably choose Seb since he's more consistent. Richard has better chance to play since Paulo doesn't get along with Russia very well :lol:

Hope Richard will play + win his matches so he could get his confidence back, and play well for the rest of the season! C'mon Richard!!!!! :rocker2:

j-phi
03-25-2006, 12:04 PM
It seems Richard suffers form Pharyngitis ...
A kind of "natural" choke.:)

Hope he returns soon to better performance :)

silverwhite
03-25-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the news, j-phi.

Richard :sad:

Puschkin
03-26-2006, 02:59 PM
:yeah: absolutely, true fans wouldn't desert him just cos he's had a bad start to the year! it's up to us to still support him and see him through the bad times as well as the good! :) Allez for the clay season Richie!

:yeah: I am on board, even if Miami was :sad: :mad:

*julie*
03-26-2006, 06:49 PM
Hi there :wavey:
I am just back from Miami and of course I am really disappointed :sad: by what happened with Richard's loss.
I just want to say that the loss against Serra can be really disappointing but it was not that bad.
Florent played incredible tennis and I don't want to find excuses to Richard but honestly Florent won this match and it's not Richard who lost it.
Richard started the match very slowly and didn't move well so he got broken at the very beginning. Florent was playing very fast and hitting great winners down the lines. Then Richard managed to break back and started to play better (with beautiful winners as usual) Then the tie-break was very tight Richard broke a string at 5all :banghead: and Serra won the first set. Then the play was suspended because of the darkness and the match restarted on court 1 about one hour later. Again, Richard was not moving well at the beginning and got broken early. Then he tried to break back but Serra was serving incredibly well. (it was so frustrating...).

Richard was very irritated and couldn't do anything but again... believe me... it's not such a bad loss. Serra played like a top 20.

We have to keep being positive for Richard. He is still very young... I am sure the confidence will be back.

And let's hope the best for the clay season. :angel:

zimzim
03-26-2006, 08:36 PM
Thanx for the report Julie..it looks like the Miami fever caught up with Richard, with so many seeds falling off both on the men and women's sides. Maybe Richard wasn't destined to go further :shrug:

tennis lover
03-26-2006, 08:53 PM
Hi there :wavey:
I am just back from Miami and of course I am really disappointed :sad: by what happened with Richard's loss.
I just want to say that the loss against Serra can be really disappointing but it was not that bad.
Florent played incredible tennis and I don't want to find excuses to Richard but honestly Florent won this match and it's not Richard who lost it.
Richard started the match very slowly and didn't move well so he got broken at the very beginning. Florent was playing very fast and hitting great winners down the lines. Then Richard managed to break back and started to play better (with beautiful winners as usual) Then the tie-break was very tight Richard broke a string at 5all :banghead: and Serra won the first set. Then the play was suspended because of the darkness and the match restarted on court 1 about one hour later. Again, Richard was not moving well at the beginning and got broken early. Then he tried to break back but Serra was serving incredibly well. (it was so frustrating...).

Richard was very irritated and couldn't do anything but again... believe me... it's not such a bad loss. Serra played like a top 20.

We have to keep being positive for Richard. He is still very young... I am sure the confidence will be back.

And let's hope the best for the clay season. :angel:
:wavey: Did you have a good time in Miami? I'm glad you got to see Richie! Did you get to see Paulo as well?
Thanks for the report, it's good to hear that it wasn't all Richard's fault! And I didn't know he broke his string at 5-5, that is so unfortunate! :rolleyes: Richie seems to be excited about the clay season though so let's just hope he gets his confidence back soon! :)

Puschkin
03-27-2006, 08:39 AM
Thanks Julie, :wavey:

Vialator
03-27-2006, 08:07 PM
Great report Julie, thanks :worship:

The Davis Cup selection :
http://www.fft.fr/filinfos/default.asp?ID=1569

- Richard Gasquet
- Sébastien Grosjean
- Arnaud Clément
- Michaël Llodra

No really surprise, even if I know someone who is not really deserving it... :drink: :tape:
And the fifth player hasn't been called yet, maybe Paulo :confused:

delsa
03-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Great report Julie, thanks :worship:

The Davis Cup selection :
http://www.fft.fr/filinfos/default.asp?ID=1569

- Richard Gasquet
- Sébastien Grosjean
- Arnaud Clément
- Michaël Llodra

No really surprise, even if I know someone who is not really deserving it... :drink: :tape:
And the fifth player hasn't been called yet, maybe Paulo :confused:
Gaël! Gaël! Gaël! :p

I have a feeling Richard will shine again in DC. ;) But i hope i won't jinx him and i hope ha won't end up being only a 'DC player' as well... :o

Let's be positive.

Vialator
03-27-2006, 08:44 PM
In a paddle tennis match no problem... :o

delsa
03-27-2006, 08:45 PM
In a paddle tennis match no problem... :o
:ras:

Sweet4Richard
03-28-2006, 12:56 AM
Thanks Julie for the report :yeah: Its nice to hear someone commentating on how it was played.

Congrats Richard on making the DC team and Allez France :banana:

SwissMister1
03-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Hi there :wavey:
I am just back from Miami and of course I am really disappointed :sad: by what happened with Richard's loss.
I just want to say that the loss against Serra can be really disappointing but it was not that bad.
Florent played incredible tennis and I don't want to find excuses to Richard but honestly Florent won this match and it's not Richard who lost it.
Richard started the match very slowly and didn't move well so he got broken at the very beginning. Florent was playing very fast and hitting great winners down the lines. Then Richard managed to break back and started to play better (with beautiful winners as usual) Then the tie-break was very tight Richard broke a string at 5all :banghead: and Serra won the first set. Then the play was suspended because of the darkness and the match restarted on court 1 about one hour later. Again, Richard was not moving well at the beginning and got broken early. Then he tried to break back but Serra was serving incredibly well. (it was so frustrating...).

Richard was very irritated and couldn't do anything but again... believe me... it's not such a bad loss. Serra played like a top 20.

We have to keep being positive for Richard. He is still very young... I am sure the confidence will be back.

And let's hope the best for the clay season. :angel:

thanks julie! that does sounds like a frustrating match to watch, but with some good signs

Puschkin
04-05-2006, 01:10 PM
Does anyone know something about the DC-draw?

*julie*
04-05-2006, 04:05 PM
Does anyone know something about the DC-draw?

Richard will play Safin on friday but we don't know yet if it will be the 1st or the 2nd match. Seb is not sure to play. :sad:

zimzim
04-05-2006, 04:14 PM
Richard will play Safin on friday but we don't know yet if it will be the 1st or the 2nd match. Seb is not sure to play. :sad:Why is Seb not certain to play? :confused:

*julie*
04-05-2006, 04:23 PM
Why is Seb not certain to play? :confused:
He only trained 45 minutes in the last days. He suffers from the back (les lombères : don't know the name in english)

GonzoFan
04-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Good Luck to Richie and France this weekend !!!!

ALLEZ !!!!!!!

Puschkin
04-06-2006, 01:53 PM
Draw is out. Richard is playing the first match against Marat.

Source:
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13711

silverwhite
04-06-2006, 02:11 PM
:help:

Puschkin
04-06-2006, 02:16 PM
:help:
Don't panic! :p

silverwhite
04-06-2006, 02:19 PM
I'm a Marat fan too, like you, and I HATE this match-up. :fiery:

zimzim
04-06-2006, 02:24 PM
I'm a Marat fan too, like you, and I HATE this match-up. :fiery:so do I

Puschkin
04-06-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm a Marat fan too, like you, and I HATE this match-up. :fiery:

:yeah: you are right. In fact, I like not only Marat and Richard, Russia and France are my favourite teams as a whole. May the winner go on and win the whole thing.

silverwhite
04-06-2006, 02:26 PM
:yeah: you are right. In fact, I like not only Marat and Richard, Russia and France are my favourite teams as a whole. May the winner go on and win the whole thing.

I don't like anyone else on the Russian team. :tape:

It's weird. Marat and Sveta are the only Russians I like. As for the rest... :rolleyes:

zimzim
04-06-2006, 02:29 PM
I don't like anyone else on the Russian team. :tape:

It's weird. Marat and Sveta are the only Russians I like. As for the rest... :rolleyes:I actually like Dinara :)

silverwhite
04-06-2006, 02:32 PM
I actually like Dinara :)

Yeah. I quite like her as well. She fought really hard against Hingis at IW but was too one-dimensional in the end. :worship: to her fighting spirit though.

Vialator
04-06-2006, 04:38 PM
Pressure is on Gasquet in Davis Cup tie, says Safin

PAU, France, April 6 (Reuters) - Russia's Marat Safin says France's number one Richard Gasquet is the one under pressure going into their Davis Cup quarter-final tie.

Former world number one Safin, who returned from a seven-month injury layoff in February, has dropped to 50th in the ATP rankings while teenager Gasquet has moved up to 16th.

"I'm not sure Marat is serene about playing against Richard," France captain Guy Forget told reporters after Safin was drawn to play 19-year-old Gasquet in Friday's first singles rubber.

"I don't know why I would not be serene," Safin replied.

"I've beaten him twice already. He is the one to be nervous, I'm not. And I'm more experienced than he is," the 2005 Australian Open champion added.

In 2002, Safin beat Gasquet 6-4 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters Series' second round and knocked him out 6-4 7-6 in the first round in Lyon.

Safin, who has not played Davis Cup since 2005's first round, said he was even "ready to play three games" against France.

The Russians beat France 3-2 in a memorable 2002 final in Paris to win their first Davis Cup title and defeated them again by the same score in last year's quarter-finals in Moscow.

France have won the four Davis Cup ties they have played in Pau. This weekend's tie will be played indoors on a quick surface.

:boxing:

*julie*
04-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Thanks Ronan ;)
"I'm not sure Marat is serene about playing against Richard," France captain Guy Forget told reporters after Safin was drawn to play 19-year-old Gasquet in Friday's first singles rubber.

"I don't know why I would not be serene," Safin replied.

"I've beaten him twice already. He is the one to be nervous, I'm not. And I'm more experienced than he is," the 2005 Australian Open champion added.

Gasquet in his audio interview also said that Safin will have the pressure. :lol:
"You will have the pressure!"
"No, I won't! But you will!"
"No..." :rolls:

Daniela_CABJ
04-06-2006, 07:21 PM
It's going to be really hard!!! :(
I like Marat too, but :sad:
:mad:

:yippee: Allez Richard & Arnaud :yippee:

tennis lover
04-06-2006, 08:08 PM
Allez Richie et Arnaud! :bounce:

Does anyone know if there will be a live stream of the tie online anywhere? because unfortunately I will only get GB-Serbia on TV and I think watching Richie-Marat would be much more interesting than watching Arvind Parmar play!!! :o I'm so patriotic!

Sweet4Richard
04-06-2006, 08:51 PM
I like Marat, but come on Richard! :woohoo:

I'm just hoping that Marat might be rusty and then Richard can have a chance. To be honest, if I had to choose a surface for Richard to play Marat on this wouldn't be my top choice. Let's hope for another miracle!

Allez France :banana:

Puschkin
04-07-2006, 06:06 AM
I like Marat, but come on Richard! :woohoo::

I also like Marat, but in this particular set-up: allez Richard! :)

To be honest, if I had to choose a surface for Richard to play Marat on this wouldn't be my top choice.
Does it really matter? Both can play well on clay and on fast surfaces. If the surface is of any influence at all, it might disfavour Davydenko and maybe also help the French doubles team, but I am not sure about that either.

OddJob
04-07-2006, 06:53 AM
Richie beat a hot Haas in the 1st rnd. So beating a streaky Marat isn't out of the question.

Puschkin
04-07-2006, 07:59 AM
Richie beat a hot Haas in the 1st rnd. So beating a streaky Marat isn't out of the question.
Exactly. Good luck, Richard.

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 08:04 AM
Marat's comeback has been underrated. He's beaten Davydenko (twice) and Moya and it has been his serve which has been holding up his game. Richard hasn't been returning well recently (Federer match :tape: ) so...

Puschkin
04-07-2006, 08:06 AM
Marat's comeback has been underrated. He's beaten Davydenko (twice) and Moya and it has been his serve which has been holding up his game. Richard hasn't been returning well recently (Federer match :tape: ) so...

I can hear you telling "I told you so" :haha: But let's wait and hope.

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 08:18 AM
One has to be realistic. :shrug:

richard gasquet
04-07-2006, 09:10 AM
richard can beat Safin, he KNOWS that he CAN so there's no reason that he couldnt do it.Its all about believe in himself, he looks really motivated to play such a great player as Marat Safin.He will enjoy the day no matter what will happen, I think that its more Safin who will feel some pressure in this match if richard is playin "freely" like he did against HAAS.

He can do it and will do it.AMEN :angel:

Héllo everybody! :wavey: :p

Lina
04-07-2006, 02:44 PM
Richard CAN beat Marat.
He can he can.!

tennis lover
04-07-2006, 03:05 PM
Richard lost :sad: 6-7(4) 6-4 3-6 7-6(1) 1-6. Apparantly it was a good match though and Richard played well (except for maybe the 5th set... :rolleyes: ) I just hope he can recover from this (mentally :o ) in time for Sunday cos if France are gonna win this tie, they're probably gonna need him at his best! Allez Arnaud though!

*julie*
04-07-2006, 03:16 PM
He lost but he showed a good fighting spirit. And he played great tennis but Marat served too well (from what I have heard)
Let's hope Sunday matches will be decisive and Richard will be able to play. (He said he will on the post match interview on french tv)

zimzim
04-07-2006, 03:23 PM
I watched the whole match, and Richard played very well, but Safin would have beaten any player with the way he served. Safin's serve won the match for him...I was also impressed with the number of aces Richard served...over 22 aces or there about, and he saved about 15 BPs.

Lina
04-07-2006, 03:29 PM
It was a good match, Richard put up a good fight. Marat was playing insane. 28 aces.
Jesus.

zimzim
04-07-2006, 03:58 PM
It was a good match, Richard put up a good fight. Marat was playing insane. 28 aces.
Jesus.I think it was 33 aces from Safin

Lina
04-07-2006, 04:03 PM
did my livescore LIE to me? haha.
jesus christ. that's worse! he really played good.

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Marat's comeback has been underrated. He's beaten Davydenko (twice) and Moya and it has been his serve which has been holding up his game. Richard hasn't been returning well recently (Federer match :tape: ) so...

I knew it! :o

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 04:14 PM
Marat served 28 aces on his first serve and 4 on his second serve...

richard gasquet
04-07-2006, 04:28 PM
great fight from richard, sad but he tried his best I think.Safin was just :eek: great.Next time richard, he still has to learn couple of things before being able to beat that kind of huge player.Well 5 sets is not a poor result even if we would be so glad if the match ended with a victory.

Well its not over, ALLEZ ARNAUD!!!!!!!!!!!Kick Davydenko ass (I dont like him :mad: )

richard get some rest, you would need it :)

Daniela_CABJ
04-07-2006, 04:38 PM
I didn't see the match, but I followed the on-line scores
I really like Marat but... :sad:
it seems like it was a great match, but too bad Richard lost
Richard :hug:

*julie*
04-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Davis Cup is over for the french now... :sad:

Clement's match was so close at the end...

j-phi
04-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Davis Cup is over for the french now... :sad:

Clement's match was so close at the end...



Galère. :(

j-phi
04-07-2006, 06:50 PM
I didn't see the match, but I followed the on-line scores
I really like Marat but... :sad:
it seems like it was a great match, but too bad Richard lost
Richard :hug:

Hi Daniela ! :)

j-phi
04-07-2006, 06:52 PM
One has to be realistic. :shrug:

Hi Silver ! :)

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Jean-Phillipe :wavey:

j-phi
04-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Jean-Phillipe :wavey:

Both Matches were nice to watch ... and though.

silverwhite
04-07-2006, 07:17 PM
I only watched Richard's match (up till the start of the 4th set TB because my sister switched the channel when I wasn't at home :mad: ) and yes, it was fun to watch. :p

Sweet4Richard
04-08-2006, 03:26 AM
I didn't get to see any of this match, but its good to read that Richard played well and that Marat was serving unbelievable. Let's hope that France can overcome this 0-2 deficit and fight! (Side note: Its good to see Marat back to his usual self again too. I missed seeing him play)

Richard :hug: Russia :bigclap: for two good wins

richard gasquet
04-08-2006, 08:36 AM
Davis Cup is over for the french now... :sad:

Clement's match was so close at the end...

its much much difficult now but not over yet.

France has to win today to stay "alive" in this tie.

So COURAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: