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silverwhite
03-25-2006, 04:01 AM
Schedule so far:

1) Hamburg
2) Portschach
3) Roland Garros
4) Gstaad
5) Stuttgart

6) Palermo

yomike
03-25-2006, 05:30 AM
Thats it! OK If Richard does not do well on this 4 tournaments its probably goodbye to year end top 10 and hello to a crap year.

InfiniteSadness
03-25-2006, 12:11 PM
Schedule so far:

1) Monte-Carlo
2) Barcelona
3) Rome
4) Hamburg

Grrrr you were quicker than me to post this topic! :p

Good luck Richie! Please do better on clay!!

GonzoFan
03-25-2006, 10:55 PM
Good Luck Richard in the clay season !!! :bigclap:

Flibbertigibbet
03-26-2006, 12:06 AM
Well, he didn't play Barcelona last year, and he has room for improvement in Rome - so maybe, maybe if he gets some good draws, gets some good practice in, gets some good match play, maybe he can have a great clay season! :D

OddJob
03-26-2006, 04:12 AM
Once he gets some clay under his feet I'm sure Richie will start playing better.

Surgza
03-26-2006, 07:02 AM
:banana: Go Richie! :banana: When does Monte-Carlo start?

zimzim
03-26-2006, 11:05 AM
Once he gets some clay under his feet I'm sure Richie will start playing better.Yeah....there is something about clay that brings the best out of Richard...hopefully the fiery Richard would come out of his shell.

Sweet4Richard
03-26-2006, 04:18 PM
Good Luck Richard during the clay court season. It can't be any worse than his first quarter of the year (well according to Richard's standards it could be :lol: )

Phunkadelicious
03-27-2006, 03:46 PM
Please win some matches Richie :sobbing:

Suzi
03-27-2006, 05:14 PM
Bon Chance Richie :rocker:

linus
03-27-2006, 05:54 PM
ALLEZ but not give yourself much pressure :angel:

SwissMister1
03-29-2006, 02:32 PM
hmmm...would have thought he would play a tournament like Munchen too, surprised he is only playing four tourneys...

lucashg
04-03-2006, 03:04 AM
Is there any week of rest in between Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Rome? I thought he would play in a smaller event (like Valencia) before MC to get some practicing and match-play under his belt, he really needs to be sharp if he wants to hold his ranking up and defend most of his points.

I'm with you guys hoping the clay season will bring the best of him! Good luck Richard! Allez!

lucashg
04-03-2006, 03:11 AM
hmmm...would have thought he would play a tournament like Munchen too, surprised he is only playing four tourneys...

I too thought that, but it'd be just too much tennis and clay is rather demanding since the points tend to be much longer. Well, perhaps if his clay results don't go as many of us hope (including him, I guess) he might possibly enter St. Poelten. Oops, Portschardt? I completely forgot the name of the new city hosting the event. :(

silverwhite
04-03-2006, 04:22 AM
Is France playing the World Team Cup? :tape:

*julie*
04-03-2006, 05:05 AM
I don't know about the World team cup.

There is no week of rest between the clay tournaments. Last year he didn't play Barcelona because it followed his semi of Montecarlo and he was too tired.
I think it's enough for him to play 4 clay tournaments before RG because clay is very demanding. Of course it's gonna be hard for him to defend all his points but if he plays well in Barcelona and Roma and can go further than the 3rd round in RG he won't loose too much rankings.
We can just hope he will have decent draw in the coming tournaments. :angel:

silverwhite
04-03-2006, 05:45 AM
Well, if he loses early in each tournament, 4 tournaments wouldn't be too much. :tape:

zimzim
04-03-2006, 04:19 PM
Well, if he loses early in each tournament, 4 tournaments wouldn't be too much. :tape:Hopefully he'll surprise us by going very deep in these tournaments ;)

chicky841
04-04-2006, 11:22 PM
Good Luck Richard!! ALLEZ

georgekuo1017
04-06-2006, 03:52 AM
good luck anyway..

Vialator
04-11-2006, 06:50 PM
Some news :

sport.fr
Les Français en stage à Aix-en-Provence
Mardi 11 avril 2006

Les meilleurs joueurs de tennis français, dont Sébastien Grosjean, Arnaud Clément et Richard Gasquet, vont fouler les courts du centre d'entraînement de la Ligue de Provence du 12 au 15 avril pour y entamer la préparation de leur saison sur terre battue, a annoncé mardi la Ligue.

Grosjean, Clément, Gasquet ainsi que Mickaël Llodra, Florent Serra, Edouard Roger-Vasselin et Alexandre Sidorenko, vainqueur de l'Open d'Australie juniors, font escale à Aix avant de participer au Masters Series de Monte-Carlo qui débute le 15 avril. Training for french players in Aix-en-Provence. I hope Richard will be fit tomorrow.


sports.fr

Grosjean redevient numéro un français
11/04/2006 - 16:12

Sébastien Grosjean redeviendra numéro un français après la publication du classement ATP de lundi prochain. Le Marseillais bénéficie du fait que Richard Gasquet ne puisse pas défendre cette semaine les points acquis l'an passé après sa demi-finale au Masters Series de Monte Carlo. Le tournoi monégasque se déroulera un peu plus tard qu'à l'époque où il avait été disputé en 2005 (du 17 au 23 avril prochain). Les deux joueurs sont respectivement 21e et 16e joueurs mondiaux.

The next week Richard will not be anymore the number 1 french player :sad:

tennis lover
04-11-2006, 08:38 PM
The next week Richard will not be anymore the number 1 french player :sad:
:sad: And he will no longer be in the top 20 :sad: Good luck for Monte Carlo Richard, you need those points back!

Sweet4Richard
04-11-2006, 09:12 PM
I hope Richad will be hit and good to go. (Edouard is there :bounce: )

Richard not being French number one anymore :sad: Its okay though... Along as Richard is playing well that's all that matters :yeah:

silverwhite
04-13-2006, 10:58 PM
Schedule updated accordingly. :)

Richa®d^Fan
04-14-2006, 10:50 AM
I hope that Richie will play well , not excellent, after Davis Cup, but... well :confused:

zimzim
04-17-2006, 02:52 PM
I've been watching Monte Carlo, and it's not the same without Richard. I miss Richard so much :tears:

Daniela_CABJ
04-18-2006, 01:47 AM
I've been watching Monte Carlo, and it's not the same without Richard. I miss Richard so much :tears:
:hug: don't be sad!
things will get better!

silverwhite
05-13-2006, 02:03 PM
(1)FEDERER, Roger SUI vs (WC)SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
SAFIN, Marat RUS vs Qualifier
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs (16)FERRER, David ESP

(11)JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
GASQUET, Richard FRA vs VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs SERRA, Florent FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE vs (8)ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(4)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI vs SEPPI, Andreas ITA
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA vs (13)NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

(11)ANCIC, Mario CRO vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
MONFILS, Gael FRA vs MURRAY, Andy GBR
MOYA, Carlos ESP vs (5)BLAKE, James USA

(7)GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs (WC)MAYER, Florian
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
Qualifier vs (10)CORIA, Guillermo ARG

(14)GINEPRI, Robby USA vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs (WC)GREUL, Simon GER
Qualifier vs (3)LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(6)GAUDIO, Gaston ARG vs MARTIN, Alberto ESP
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR vs Qualifier
HORNA, Luis PER vs MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier vs (9)KIEFER, Nicolas GER

(15)STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA vs (WC)PHAU, Bjorn GER
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs Qualifier
HAAS, Tommy GER vs (2)NADAL, Rafael ESP

silverwhite
05-13-2006, 02:04 PM
Quite a good draw, considering he's unseeded. Vliegen will be VERY dangerous though...

Sweet4Richard
05-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Its so weird not seeing him seeded :shrug: At least he's playing though which I'm thrilled to see.

On a happier note, the draw could have been loads worse. Vliegen is dangerous, but its better than drawing Rafael in the first round.

Allez Richard :dance:

OddJob
05-13-2006, 04:48 PM
This is going to be a really tough 1st rnd. Kristof is having a great year and made it to final in Berlin. It's hard match to be ur first after a lay off. I just want Richie healthy again and playing well.

GonzoFan
05-13-2006, 07:21 PM
Richie is playing again :dance: I missed him :sobbing:

Vliegen could be dangerous, no doubt about that but hopefully Richard will beat him!
And as you have said, it could have been a worse draw.

ALLEZ RICHIE !!!!

*julie*
05-14-2006, 10:48 AM
Hopefully he will be 100% fit this time.

Allez Richie! :yippee:
It's time to make some damages! :devil:

Sweet4Richard
05-14-2006, 06:40 PM
Monday's OOP
Cout M1
starting at 11 a.m. CET
Sanguinetti - Nieminen
O. Rochus - Ferrero
Gasquet - Vliegen
Stepanek - Baghdatis

Allez Richard :banana:

diddlina90
05-14-2006, 07:04 PM
I'm ready in front of the tv(after studying history).......i miss him......

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: ALLEZ RICHIE!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

InfiniteSadness
05-14-2006, 08:13 PM
Allez Richie tomorrow!!!

So happy to see him back. :)

LilyRoseAva
05-14-2006, 09:23 PM
maybe on SPORT + i hope !!!

Flibbertigibbet
05-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Good luck to Richard! Not the easiest of draws with Stepanek there and Vliegen playing pretty well this year, but nonetheless it's not as horrible as it could be (apart from Federer and Safin being in his section; Federer may pull out and Safin's Safin, so who knows?). Either way, as long as he's fit and uninjured and can last out a couple matches at least, it should be a good sign for the rest of the year.

Edit: Stepanek? Must have gotten Gasquet's draw confused with Baghdatis's. Gasquet possibly has Johansson or Mathieu for a second round. Not too easy either, but I could see harder opposition.

linus
05-15-2006, 12:33 AM
after so long absence off court, Richie shouldnt let himself down :devil:

Allez guy, wish today they would insert him for some time among center court live :angel:

RogiFan88
05-15-2006, 02:41 AM
Enfin, good to see Gasquet back in action... MC and Roma sure needed him...

lucashg
05-15-2006, 02:45 AM
So great to see Richard back! It's been forever. Hopefully he can go far in this tournament. Oh, I hate this draw. A bunch of my favorites stuck in the same section, and Vliegen! I wanted him to do well, but facing Richard... not a chance! Allez Richie!

Puschkin
05-15-2006, 05:59 AM
Bonne chance, Richard, time to remind people of your existance ;)

diddlina90
05-15-2006, 11:08 AM
Do you know if richie will play the double?if he will,with who?

JBdV
05-15-2006, 11:50 AM
He's not playing doubles at Hamburg, i dont think

Lina
05-15-2006, 12:26 PM
allez richard!!!
so good to see him back! =)

InfiniteSadness
05-15-2006, 01:03 PM
Allez Richie! You can do it!

Deea
05-15-2006, 01:25 PM
:woohoo: Richie's back! :aparty: ALLEZ!!!!

LilyRoseAva
05-15-2006, 03:14 PM
white short and blue polo :D

go go go richard!!!!

RogiFan88
05-15-2006, 03:28 PM
ALLEZ, RICHOU!!!

linus
05-15-2006, 04:23 PM
poor Richie :sad:

JBdV
05-15-2006, 05:06 PM
Ouch! :sad: That really came as a big slap in the face to me... although i guess with hindsight its not that surprising. I'm still so disappointed i dont know what to say... Anyone watch the match? What exactly happened?

Ome
05-15-2006, 05:28 PM
:crying2: *sad*


At least he came back to play again -- I'm glad for that. Hope things will only get better now :hug:

diddlina90
05-15-2006, 05:30 PM
I saw some parts of the match.....it's sad to say but he did a lot of mistake,and vliegen played well :sad: :sad: ....he could do well in this tournament because federer and nadal pulled out......

GonzoFan
05-15-2006, 05:32 PM
Richard :sad:

His first serve wasn't there too much (only 51% and 6 DFs), he couldn't move well there ... his legs weren't moving and Vliegen was in control of the match ... also he was looking without motivation and so frustrated at some times ...

GonzoFan
05-15-2006, 05:36 PM
I saw some parts of the match.....it's sad to say but he did a lot of mistake,and vliegen played well :sad: :sad: ....he could do well in this tournament because federer and nadal pulled out......

Vliegen definitely played well but I think Richard's game wasn't that bad but I think that is just what I said before, that with his movement on court ...

Sweet4Richard
05-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Richard :sad:

His first serve wasn't there too much (only 51% and 6 DFs), he couldn't move well there ... his legs weren't moving and Vliegen was in control of the match ... also he was looking without motivation and so frustrated at some times ...

Thanks for the mini-report. :)

Richard :bigcry: The loss was expected, but I was still hoping that he could possibly pull off the win. I just hope that he can gain some confidence soon.
Next year, at least, he won't have points to defend.

Current Ranking: 43 :sad:

GonzoFan
05-15-2006, 08:35 PM
Current Ranking: 43 :sad:

So sad to see Richard so down in the ranking :sad:

Vialator
05-15-2006, 09:13 PM
Soon Richard will be able to play at his level... in the challenger series ! :o

JBdV
05-15-2006, 09:28 PM
Will he get a wild card into Portschach? What are his chances of playing there?

InfiniteSadness
05-15-2006, 11:17 PM
A quote from ATPtennis.com:

Gasquet: "I played really bad. I wasn’t in the match, but he played a very good match. It was really difficult for me to answer in this match."

georgekuo1017
05-16-2006, 03:11 AM
so sad...

OddJob
05-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Tough loss but he's just coming back so no one can expect for Richie to be at his peak. :sad:

Daniela_CABJ
05-16-2006, 11:08 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
:bigcry:

Richard, don't give up! :hug:

Vialator
05-17-2006, 05:30 PM
who speak Deutsch ?

found in the Pörtschach tournament site :

Die Vergabe der restlichen beiden Wild Cards
für das Hypo Group Tennis International 2006
verschiebt sich auf Donnerstag
Stefan Koubek ist als Lokalmatador fix, ebenfalls
der französische Jungstar Richard Gasquet, der aber
über eigenen Wunsch eine Quali-Wild Card erhält



Noch drei Tage bis zum Start der Hypo Group Tennis International auf der Anlage des Werzer Hotel Resort in Pörtschach. Die Vorbereitungen laufen derzeit auf Hochdruck.

Dies trifft auch auf die Vergabe der restlichen beiden Wild Cards zu. Turnierdirektor Ronnie Leitgeb wollte zwar bereits heute die Namen bekannt geben, muss aber noch bis Donnerstag zuwarten:“ Stefan Koubek steht als Kärntner Lokalmatador bereits fest. Eine Weitere wollte ich nach Gesprächen mit einigen Journalisten dem Franzosen Richard Gasquet geben. Nun hat mich gestern sein Management angerufen und ersucht ihm eine Quali-Wild Card zu geben, da Richard den Wunsch geäußert hat, so viele Spiele als möglich, in Pörtschach zu absolvieren. Ich finde diese Einstellung einfach toll, nicht umsonst ist Richard ein Mann für die Zukunft.“

Der erst 19-jährige gilt in Fachkreisen als ganz großes Talent, im letzten Jahr war sein bestes Ranking Platz 12, zum Zeitpunkt des Cuts lag er auf Platz 28.

http://www.atppoertschach.info/deutsch/index.html

*julie*
05-17-2006, 06:01 PM
I translated the article with babel fish and (if I understand properly), it seems that Richard asked a WC for the qualies to have some matchplays.
I hope he will get through.

Allez Richard. That's a smart decision. Good luck! :worship:


Voilà la traduc, Ronan. Have fun :rolls:
L'attribution des restants des deux gibier Cards pour le Hypo Group tennis 2006 se décale au niveau international sur jeudi un Stefan Koubek est fixement, également comme Lokalmatador le Jungstar Richard Gasquet français qui reçoit toutefois sur le propre désir un Quali-Wild Card Encore trois jours jusqu'au commencement des Hypo Group tennis au niveau international sur l'installation du Werzer hôtel Resort dans les Poertschach. Les préparations courent actuellement sur la forte pression. Cela s'applique aussi sur l'attribution des restants des deux gibier Cards. Le directeur de tournoi Ronnie Leitgeb voulait certes donner déjà aujourd'hui connu les noms, doit encore toutefois à un jeudi à zuwarten : " Stefan Koubek est déjà établi comme Kaerntner Lokalmatador. Je voulais donner une plus large après des entretiens avec quelques journalistes au Français Richard Gasquet. Maintenant sa gestion m'a appelé hier et me demande un Quali-Wild Card de lui donner, puisque Richard a exprimé le désir, ainsi beaucoup de jeux comme possible d'achever dans les Poertschach . Je trouve ce réglage toll, ne suis simplement pas en vain Richard un homme pour l'avenir." Seulement personne de 19 ans dans les milieux spécialisés comme le talent tout à fait grand, au cours de l'année dernière était, son meilleur est considéré à classement place 12, au moment coupes s'est trouvé lui sur la place 28.

JBdV
05-17-2006, 06:04 PM
Sounds like he has got a WC into the qualie draw...

Edit: Just read the translation

L'attribution des restants des deux gibier Cards pour le Hypo Group tennis 2006 se décale au niveau international sur jeudi un Stefan Koubek est fixement, également comme Lokalmatador le Jungstar Richard Gasquet français qui reçoit toutefois sur le propre désir un Quali-Wild Card Encore trois jours jusqu'au commencement des Hypo Group tennis au niveau international sur l'installation du Werzer hôtel Resort dans les Poertschach.
Yeah now it's very clear :haha:

*julie*
05-17-2006, 06:08 PM
Sounds like he has got a WC into the qualie draw...
From what I understand, he could have got a WC for the main draw but asked for a Qualie WC on purpose, to have some matchplay... But I may be wrong :shrug:

JBdV
05-17-2006, 06:10 PM
From what I understand, he could have got a WC for the main draw but asked for a Qualie WC on purpose, to have some matchplay... But I may be wrong :shrug:
I am happy to hear that, it will do him some good to get a couple of matches under his belt. I am glad Richie thinks so too :yeah:

Sweet4Richard
05-17-2006, 09:08 PM
Very interesting. I'm actaully happy that he will hopefully gain some match play in qualies. Now, Richard just don't lose, please...
Thanks everyone :)

Richard :yeah:

Vialator
05-17-2006, 09:16 PM
Thanks both.

I noticed this passage :
Nun hat mich gestern sein Management angerufen und ersucht ihm eine Quali-Wild Card zu geben, da Richard den Wunsch geäußert hat, so viele Spiele als möglich, in Pörtschach zu absolvieren. Ich finde diese Einstellung einfach toll, nicht umsonst ist Richard ein Mann für die Zukunft.“

with the translator :
Now yesterday its management called and asks me it Quali game a Card to give, since Richard expressed the desire, so many plays as possible to complete in Pörtschach. I find this attitude simply mad, not in vain am Richard a man for the future. “

It seem that Richard is criticized by everyone :lol:

InfiniteSadness
05-17-2006, 11:09 PM
Now yesterday its management called and asks me it Quali game a Card to give, since Richard expressed the desire, so many plays as possible to complete in Pörtschach. I find this attitude simply mad, not in vain am Richard a man for the future. “

Well, actually, "toll" in German doesn't mean "mad", on the contrary! It means: super, great, awesome... Well he's not criticized at all in this text. ;)

That's a shame I wasn't around when the German article was posted because I can speak (and translate not that badly...) German...

From what I understand, he could have got a WC for the main draw but asked for a Qualie WC on purpose, to have some matchplay... But I may be wrong

The article means exactly that, you are not wrong. ;)

Thanks for posting this! (but I will save the German version :p )

linus
05-18-2006, 09:58 AM
Richie, dont feel anything losing from now on :hug:

brave to face those tough things, to find the right road, Allez !!

linus
05-18-2006, 09:59 AM
thanks dears for your good jobs about this article :aplot:

Vialator
05-19-2006, 11:41 PM
The Pörtschach qualifying draw :

Gasquet Richard, 1986 (FRA) vs Vagnozzi Simone, 1983 (ITA)
Pospisil Jaroslav, 1981 (CZE) vs Wiltschnig Herbert, 1975 (AUT)

Azzaro Leonardo, 1978 (ITA) vs Oswald Philipp, 1986 (AUT)
Dell'Acqua Massimo, 1979 (ITA) vs Gremelmayr Denis, 1981 (GER)

http://www.tennisweb.at/raster/raster.php?id=7825
and soon here (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2006/306/QS.pdf)

Allez Richard :smash:

Vialator
05-19-2006, 11:52 PM
Der offizielle Spielplan für Samstag, 20. Mai 2006:

Spielbeginn: 9.30 Uhr.

Center Court
Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo - Jeremy Chardy
Richard Gasquet - Simone Vagnozzi
nicht vor 14:30: Andre Ghem - Markus Hipfl
festzulegen: Javier Genaro-Martinez - Rainer Eitzinger

silverwhite
05-20-2006, 01:39 AM
OK, he'd better not lose to this Vagnozzi. :o :tape:

diddlina90
05-20-2006, 11:11 AM
Gasquet Richard, 1986 (FRA) vs Vagnozzi Simone, 1983 (ITA)

I will be very patriottic......GO RICHIIIIIIIIE

Vialator
05-20-2006, 12:30 PM
I will be very patriottic......GO RICHIIIIIIIIE :lol:

Richard def Vagnozzi 7-6 6-1
Next match against Pospisil (http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity/default.asp?player=P605) (def Wiltschnig 6-4 6-1)

silverwhite
05-20-2006, 12:40 PM
Phew! Overcame a very bad start to win. :D

OddJob
05-20-2006, 12:43 PM
Congrats Richie!!!!! Burn through the qualies!!!

Vialator
05-20-2006, 04:34 PM
Richard def Pospisil 6-4 6-1. :bounce:

He wins in one day as much as in 3 months... :ignore:

silverwhite
05-20-2006, 04:47 PM
Richard def Pospisil 6-4 6-1. :bounce:

He wins in one day as much as in 3 months... :ignore:

Ronan :haha:

silverwhite
05-20-2006, 04:47 PM
Azzarro up next. :)

diddlina90
05-20-2006, 05:47 PM
another italian????good.......GO RICHIE :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: !!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet4Richard
05-20-2006, 06:16 PM
Wow, Richard's on fuego. Two matches in a row. :lol:

Now, let's beat Azzaro :woohoo:

Vialator
05-20-2006, 06:40 PM
Order of play for Sunday, 21 May 2006

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 10:00 AM
Rainer EITZINGER (AUT) vs Juan MONACO (ARG)
Not Before 1:00 PM
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Leonardo AZZARO (ITA)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Andre GHEM (BRA) or Martin FISCHER (AUT) vs Rainer EITZINGER (AUT) or Juan MONACO (ARG)


And certainly, as we know Richie :
The social program for tomorrow, Sunday, May 21, 2006:
ABBA-Mania, From „Waterloo“ to „Money, Money“ this group will perform ABBA’s greatest hits. The sound of the Seventies is back and will enthuse the audience.
Afterwards the Players Party will commence on the Monte Carlo square in Pörtschach
:aplot:

Sweet4Richard
05-20-2006, 07:01 PM
Allez Richard :bounce:

As for the player's party, Richard probably won't want to go since Gael won't be there :yeah:

OddJob
05-21-2006, 01:00 PM
Best of Luck to Richie today!

Vialator
05-21-2006, 05:41 PM
Leonardo Azzaro def Richard Gasquet 6-4 1-6 6-2 :eek:

Richard in L'equipe: A loss against a no-name would not have been good for his moral."I would have thrown myself in the lake, said the french number 4, half-laughing."

It was a pleasure and a torture to support you Richard. :sad:

http://img427.imageshack.us/img427/5357/hanged9nh.gif

*julie*
05-21-2006, 05:47 PM
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o NO COMMENTS :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I guess he should have asked a WC for the main draw....
I hope he's not gonna withdraw from RG but the situation is DRAMATIC!!!

Sweet4Richard
05-21-2006, 05:55 PM
goodness :eek: I don't know what to say....

Richard :sobbing:

GonzoFan
05-21-2006, 05:59 PM
Oh my! Poor Richard :sobbing:

This is looking really really bad :sad:

Richie :hug: :sobbing: :sad:

InfiniteSadness
05-21-2006, 06:13 PM
OMG...

I don't know what I can say apart from: awful, terrible, horrible... But what happened to you Richie?!

diddlina90
05-21-2006, 07:31 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
But what is happening????????Why did u lose like this,RICHIE????????
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: no comment :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:02 PM
I don't even know where to start...

The people on GM... :rolleyes:

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:21 PM
Looking on the bright side, instead of leaving with one awful loss, he'll have two wins and one awful loss. :o

lucashg
05-21-2006, 08:32 PM
Looking on the bright side, instead of leaving with one awful loss, he'll have two wins and one awful loss. :o

:lol: Well, better to think that he won two matches against nobodies than that he lost shamefully one to another nobody. :p

Is he still playing RG? I haven't seen him play since Indian Wells, so I have no idea where his game is at the moment. What is it that's lacking so much these days that he just can't seem to win a match? I know he must have zero confidence, thus his will desire to win must also be diminishing - it's only natural - for most players. But technically... his serve wasn't so bad last year as it was the last time I saw him play and even then, against Fed, he was holding comfortably in various games with his good first serve. The backhand was definitely lacking the depth he used to put in it and the forehand was shaky and short at best. But I believe it's gotten worse now or what?

*julie*
05-21-2006, 08:38 PM
:lol: Well, better to think that he won two matches against nobodies than that he lost shamefully one to another nobody. :p

Is he still playing RG? I haven't seen him play since Indian Wells, so I have no idea where his game is at the moment. What is it that's lacking so much these days that he just can't seem to win a match?
He has been injured after the DC against Russia and couldn't serve for a while. But today his first serve % wasn't that bad (61% I think). So, I don't know what to think.

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:39 PM
I've no idea, honestly. Maybe the two five-set losses in Davis Cup have scarred him for life. Maybe he's not feeling 100% fit. Maybe he just lacks matchplay. :shrug:

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:41 PM
He has been injured after the DC against Russia and couldn't serve for a while. But today his first serve % wasn't that bad (61% I think). So, I don't know what to think.

I wonder about the quality of those first serves though. :o

I honestly thought he was fine after I saw that he had won the second set 6-1, but the third set was really pathetic to say the least. A player like him should be able to keep up the momentum after a dominant second set. He's going to get a good talking-to by Eric, I am very sure...

*julie*
05-21-2006, 08:46 PM
I wonder about the quality of those first serves though. :o

I honestly thought he was fine after I saw that he had won the second set 6-1, but the third set was really pathetic to say the least. A player like him should be able to keep up the momentum after a dominant second set. He's going to get a good talking-to by Eric, I am very sure...

I am afraid he could split with Eric after such a fiasco... :unsure:

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:51 PM
He's got himself to blame :shrug:

InfiniteSadness
05-21-2006, 08:55 PM
I've no idea, honestly. Maybe the two five-set losses in Davis Cup have scarred him for life. Maybe he's not feeling 100% fit. Maybe he just lacks matchplay. :shrug:

You know what? I have quite the same hypothesis...

silverwhite
05-21-2006, 08:57 PM
Maybe that's it, but he cannot be so mentally fragile! Such losses are common in professional tennis! He needs to grow up! :help:

Daniela_CABJ
05-21-2006, 11:41 PM
Good Luck Richard :hug:

tennis lover
05-22-2006, 12:54 AM
:eek: I'm in shock right now. This is awful! :o

I don't really know what his problem is but I don't think we need to worry about him being mentally scarred for life by the DC losses, he's still only 19 and trying to figure out how to cope mentally. Hopefully he'll become stronger mentally and realise that everyone loses tough matches, but life goes on. It's a good job Eric's not afraid to tell him the truth!

Puschkin
05-22-2006, 06:23 AM
:sad: :sad: I've no idea, honestly. Maybe the two five-set losses in Davis Cup have scarred him for life. Maybe he's not feeling 100% fit. Maybe he just lacks matchplay. :shrug:

Probably a combination of all three. This was a sad loss. :sad: Even if it is not easy, patience is the virtue right now.

Puschkin
05-22-2006, 01:34 PM
Richard plays Hrbaty as LL. Leading 5:0 :eek: :)

Truc
05-22-2006, 02:14 PM
Yes, I just took a look at the livescoreboard (http://www.sport1.at/pub/ticker/alte_ticker/tennis_at/Main.html), they have detailed comments and it sounds very positive for the 1st set, they say Hrbaty was tense, but everything was also working for Richard and he played great tennis ("Starker Beginn des Franzosen", "Man merkt dem Franzosen die Lockerheit bei fast jedem Schlag an", "Unglaublich. Wer Gasquet in Hamburg spielen gesehen hat, glaubt nicht, dass das der gleiche Spieler ist", etc .)
So: "Kopf hoch", the situation is not that awful! ;)

(Schüttler is ill, that's why Richard plays today.)

Vialator
05-22-2006, 02:45 PM
Richie def Hrbaty 6-0 4-6 6-3 :retard:

Maybe that's it, but he cannot be so mentally fragile! Such losses are common in professional tennis! He needs to grow up! :help:

With this last result, I understood that actually Richard is ... masochistic ! http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7663/fouet5xt.gif

linus
05-22-2006, 03:08 PM
as long as Richie didnt stop his heart and racquet, God is watching him all the way :angel:

sometimes tough things can also help you while you need to show out some eagerness and dont be afraid to face loss :cool:

anyway, after the deadly down yesterday, who knows this today would happen ??

Richie, Allez, Allez !!

silverwhite
05-22-2006, 03:41 PM
Richie def Hrbaty 6-0 4-6 6-3 :retard:



With this last result, I understood that actually Richard is ... masochistic ! http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7663/fouet5xt.gif


Ronan :haha: You and your smilies. :lol:

He probably felt that he had nothing to lose. Or maybe Hrbaty couldn't keep the ball in. :tape:

SwissMister1
05-22-2006, 04:14 PM
Great win! Maybe he was just saving up energy in the last qualies match when he found out he was going to get to be a LL ;)

*julie*
05-22-2006, 06:00 PM
What a great news I had coming back home :D
Thanks Schuettler... recover soon :hug:

Now the question is Can he win two matches in a row??? :unsure:

GonzoFan
05-22-2006, 06:07 PM
So great news!!!! well done, Richard!!! :woohoo:

Now the question is Can he win two matches in a row??? :unsure:

Let's just enjoy this win first and then when the second round match starts we should start thinking about that ;) :lol:

silverwhite
05-22-2006, 06:30 PM
Yeah. He's already gone further than he should have. Melzer will be fighting hard in front of his home crowd so I'm expecting a loss. :p

zimzim
05-22-2006, 07:04 PM
Allez Richie :bounce: :bounce:

InfiniteSadness
05-22-2006, 07:29 PM
Wow, what a good piece of news!! :D

I'm very happy by this win. Good luck Wednesday against Melzer, Richie!

16681
05-22-2006, 07:43 PM
Congrats to Richie for his win today :) And I wish him good luck in the next Round. Allez!

RogiFan88
05-22-2006, 08:02 PM
:yeah: Allez Richu vs. Melzer! Keep going! :)

Suzi
05-22-2006, 08:24 PM
Bon Chance!

Sweet4Richard
05-22-2006, 09:49 PM
:eek: I was in school and was checking scores and I saw Richard was playing. I had no idea Schuettler pulled out. Awesome!!

What's even more awesome is that Richard actually won this match which was a complete shock. Its very strange what's happening with Richie. I just hope he can continue on this good run. 4 matches played and one loss not bad :woohoo:

Allez Richard against Melzer :dance:

tennis lover
05-23-2006, 12:24 AM
Well I didn't expect to see Richard playing today, finally he's got some luck going his way! :eek: This was a good win against a good player, it should do his confidence the world of good! :)

OddJob
05-23-2006, 04:20 AM
This kind of win might be just what Richie needs to get back on track. Keep it up Richie!

Breakaway
05-23-2006, 04:27 AM
I was shocked to see Richard playing today too, but I sure was happy :)

Good luck Richard :yeah:

Vialator
05-23-2006, 06:03 PM
Order of play (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2006/306/OP.pdf)
Wednesday, 24 May 2006

CENTER COURT
Matches Start At: 1:10 AM :retard:
Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Oliver MARACH (AUT)
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Jurgen MELZER (AUT)
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)

So night match for Richie :lol:

GonzoFan
05-23-2006, 06:38 PM
Good Luck Richard tomorrow!!!!

Could someone please give me the link to one of those websites where I can see the time of other countries?

Vialator
05-23-2006, 06:52 PM
this kind of site ? ;)
http://www.horlogeparlante.com/spanish/espana_madrid_505.php

If you use Firefox there is a extension called FoxClocks (http://www.stemhaus.com/firefox/foxclocks/) very useful :


http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5277/clipboard026uo.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clipboard026uo.jpg)

Sweet4Richard
05-23-2006, 08:44 PM
Allez Richie!! :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-23-2006, 08:59 PM
good luck richie, nice to see you back and winning:D

GonzoFan
05-23-2006, 09:05 PM
this kind of site ? ;)
http://www.horlogeparlante.com/spanish/espana_madrid_505.php

If you use Firefox there is a extension called FoxClocks (http://www.stemhaus.com/firefox/foxclocks/) very useful :


http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/5277/clipboard026uo.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clipboard026uo.jpg)

That kind of website ;)
Thank you so much :hug:

Rgask
05-23-2006, 09:42 PM
IZ gasquet really playing at night..or iz it a mis-print...Coz i dun think they have flood-lights for the night game ...??

Rgask
05-23-2006, 09:45 PM
Coz i think it all starts at PM...Nd why wud they have only centre court matches in AM

Vialator
05-23-2006, 09:47 PM
of course it's a misprint ;)

Rgask
05-23-2006, 09:53 PM
Ohh mann thnks 4 tellin' ...but u sure ryte ???

Vialator
05-24-2006, 06:32 PM
Order of play
Thursday, 25 May 2006

CENTER COURT
Matches Start At: 10:30 AM
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vsRuben RAMIREZ HIDALGO (ESP)
Not Before 1:00 PM
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Jurgen MELZER (AUT)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Oliver MARACH (AUT) vs Andrei PAVEL (ROM)
followed by (Possible Court Change)
Jurgen MELZER (AUT) or Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Jiri NOVAK (CZE) or Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)

Sweet4Richard
05-24-2006, 08:10 PM
Thanks :)
Allez Richard :bounce:

lucashg
05-24-2006, 11:51 PM
Why there was no match on Wednesday? This tournament could be very exhausting for the winner, since RG starts on Sunday. :eek:

silverwhite
05-24-2006, 11:55 PM
Why there was no match on Wednesday? This tournament could be very exhausting for the winner, since RG starts on Sunday. :eek:

No worries. I think Richard will lose tomorrow. :lol:

OddJob
05-25-2006, 05:43 AM
No worries. I think Richard will lose tomorrow. :lol:


Thats not very positive! :p

*julie*
05-25-2006, 10:06 AM
Thats not very positive! :p

Silver aka Mr Pessimism. ;)

I hope there won't be any rain delays today. :rolleyes:
Good luck Richard!

silverwhite
05-25-2006, 10:36 AM
Silver aka Mr Pessimism. ;)

I hope there won't be any rain delays today. :rolleyes:
Good luck Richard!

Mr Realistic ;)

Caro_G
05-25-2006, 11:41 AM
he is playing right now!!

Vialator
05-25-2006, 11:42 AM
t'arrives trop tard il vient de se retirer :lol:

Melzer def Gasquet 6-0 1-1 ret...

Aleksa's Laydee
05-25-2006, 11:45 AM
why did he retire :sad:

diddlina90
05-25-2006, 11:55 AM
news said his arm hurts so he retired........ :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

silverwhite
05-25-2006, 11:58 AM
Julio said it's his elbow again :help:

He looks destined to have a career full of injuries :sobbing:

Deea
05-25-2006, 12:00 PM
news said his arm hurts so he retired........ :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Again??? :sad: Oh, I just hope this is nothing serious!

Suzi
05-25-2006, 12:41 PM
:bigcry:

Puschkin
05-25-2006, 01:14 PM
My tv coverage set in with Melzer 4-0 up and serving, Richard had breakpoints, but could not convert, he did not look too involved in the match.....there was one nice BH return though, then Richard lost his service game and the set, rather unspectacularly. In the break the ATP-trainer massaged Richard's right elbow, my impression of Richard was a mixture of pain and being pissed-off. In the second set, Melzer won his service game to love, Richard too, with some nice shots, but then he retired. And that was the end of it....

silverwhite
05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
Ugh. Looks like the info was right. It's that stupid elbow again. :smash:

*julie*
05-25-2006, 02:57 PM
He's gonna meet Dr Montalvan (him again... :o ) and see if he can play RG. Eric Deblicker said the injury doesn't seem serious.

From Eurosport.fr

La blessure au coude de Richard Gasquet, qui a abandonné au deuxième tour du tournoi de Pörtschach jeudi, "n'a pas l'air grave" a déclaré son entraîneur Eric Deblicker. Le joueur consultera le docteur Bernard Montalvan vendredi.

ACTUALITE DU TENNIS FRANÇAIS - Richard Gasquet


Eric Deblicker se veut rassurant. Certes Richard Gasquet a abandonné en plein match au deuxième tour du tournoi de Pötschach, mais si le joueur s'est plaint du coude, la blessure ne semble pas très importante.

L'entraîneur du numéro 4 français a déclaré à Reuters : "Il a une petite douleur au coude, suite à l'accumulation des matches ici, où il fait en plus très humide. Je ne pense pas que cela remette en cause sa participation à Roland-Garros. Nous verrons demain avec Bernard" (Montalvan, le médecin de la Fédération française).

Le tournoi autrichien, qui se déroule juste avant Roland-Garros se dispute dans des conditions climatiques peu idéales. La pluie a perturbé les parties de mercredi et jeudi. Touché au coude fin 2005 puis aux abdominaux en avril, Gasquet avait décidé de prendre part au tournoi à partir des qualifications afin d'y accumuler des matches. Eliminé dimanche, il était revenu dans le grand tableau en tant que lucky-loser.

Reste à évaluer sa blessure au coude afin d'aborder Roland-Garros dès lundi ou mardi.

InfiniteSadness
05-25-2006, 03:07 PM
I found other sources where they said that it is a "slight pain" on the right elbow.

So I guess we have to wait for further information...

silverwhite
05-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Everytime he sees Dr Montalvan, he gets into worse form. :o

I don't see how it's not serious. It's an old injury that's acting up again - plenty to worry about!

linus
05-25-2006, 03:59 PM
:sad: my mama and me, our heart broken almost

poor Richie, dont know how to do it and what to say :rolleyes: INJURY :o

tennis lover
05-25-2006, 06:10 PM
:sad: I just don't know what to say anymore.

OddJob
05-25-2006, 06:40 PM
Poor Richie!! :sad: His body has to be healthy at some point right? This whole year its been start-stop start-stop, so sad.

Sweet4Richard
05-25-2006, 09:45 PM
:sad: Poor Richard. Horrible news. I was telling someone yesterday 'that I was worried about his arm because even though its fine now, it could act up again.' And I was right which make me feel even more horrible. I hate being right when it comes to injuries.

Poor Richie :sobbing:

Let's hope its not too serious.

zimzim
05-25-2006, 10:26 PM
:sad: I just don't know what to say anymore.Me too. These days am so scared of coming to MTF cos it's here I always find out Richard is nursing yet another injury, and my worst fears have been confirmed. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Daniela_CABJ
05-26-2006, 12:23 AM
:tears: :awww: :sad: :crying2: :bigcry:

silverwhite
05-26-2006, 10:24 AM
Wang in the 1st Round (can he screw this up? :rolleyes: ) followed by Nalbandian. :help: :mad: :sobbing:

tennis lover
05-26-2006, 12:54 PM
Wang in the 1st Round (can he screw this up? :rolleyes: ) followed by Nalbandian. :help: :mad: :sobbing:
I'm sure if anyone could screw it up, it would be Richard at the moment! :o Let's just hope Richard can prove me wrong though! ;) Nalbandian in the second round is very unlucky. :rolleyes:

Puschkin
05-26-2006, 01:33 PM
Nalbandian in the second round is very unlucky. :rolleyes:
True, unfortunately.

Rgask
05-26-2006, 01:44 PM
yead it seemz un-lucky but i dunno y i feel like gasquet'z gonna win Roland Garros.

silverwhite
05-26-2006, 02:45 PM
yead it seemz un-lucky but i dunno y i feel like gasquet'z gonna win Roland Garros.

You need serious help. :o

*julie*
05-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Let's see the positive thing here... at least he didn't draw Nalby in the first round. :rolleyes:

silverwhite
05-26-2006, 04:38 PM
Julie :haha:

Well, he did draw Nalby in the 1st round in 2004 and lost in straight sets, didn't he? :lol:

*julie*
05-26-2006, 05:05 PM
Yes and his hth is 0-3 against Nalby so far... :help:

silverwhite
05-26-2006, 05:24 PM
I'm totally expecting a second round loss, maybe even a first round one. :o

diddlina90
05-26-2006, 06:32 PM
You need serious help. :o


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: .......that's unfortunately true...nalby won Estoril and he has played semis in Rome...so it's a difficult match....but he has wawrinka in the first round who is a good player on clay(he won the RG juniores and semifinalist in Barcelona) so he is dangerous.....for nalby and richie :tape: :tape: :tape:

kt4gasquet
05-26-2006, 10:19 PM
nalbandian isnt playing his best over the last few weeks though. fingers crossed!!

Sweet4Richard
05-26-2006, 11:25 PM
Not a terrible opening match, but that 2nd round match :help:

Well, it would be nice if Richie at least won a match, but I don't want to get my hopes up.

OddJob
05-27-2006, 05:22 AM
I think Richie has Wang beat esp on clay but after that I don't see him going much further. :sad:

silverwhite
05-27-2006, 05:46 AM
nalbandian isnt playing his best over the last few weeks though. fingers crossed!!

This week was an exception because it's just an exo. RG is a Grand Slam and he'll be more motivated to win. :p

Vialator
05-27-2006, 12:47 PM
Some news :

Gasquet O.K.
GÊNÉ PAR UNE DOULEUR au coude droit, Richard Gasquet
était rentré jeudi soir du tournoi de Pörtschach
(Autriche) perturbé après son non-match perdu face à
Melzer (6-0, 1-1, abandon). Vraie-fausse blessure ?
Retrait diplomatique ? Des questions se posaient, auxquelles
la journée d’hier, consacrée au repos, a permis de
répondre… en partie. « Ça va, assurait son entraîneur
Eric Deblicker. Il a fait un petit examen, il souffre d’une
petite inflammation. Rien de dramatique… »
Aujourd’hui, le jeune Français retrouve les courts pour la
journée Benny-Berthet, avec un set à la clef face à Andrew
Murray. – F. Ra

Rgask
05-27-2006, 02:25 PM
Can u translate it plzzzz

Daniela_CABJ
05-28-2006, 12:08 AM
You need serious help. :o
:rolls:
Some news :
« Ça va, assurait son entraîneur
Eric Deblicker. Il a fait un petit examen, il souffre d’une
petite inflammation. Rien de dramatique… »
:yeah: good to know!

but still... he has a crappy draw :shrug:
he needs confidence

Aleksa's Laydee
05-28-2006, 11:31 AM
:sad: the draw sucks...allez richie though :)

linus
05-28-2006, 12:10 PM
anyway, glad for Richie not need to face a tough 1st round :angel:

simpletennis
05-28-2006, 07:54 PM
Can u translate it plzzzz

i only understand 1/2 of it, but it's basically talking about his match against melzer, and how he had to retire, had a small inflammation in his elbow and he played a set against andy murray.

he plays tmmrw!!! shame it's not going to be shown here, hopefully some of it will. good luck to him, maybe he'll play loads better w/his country cheering him on

simpletennis
05-28-2006, 07:55 PM
he's playing yeo-tzuoo wang, i saw him play against james this year at the SAP, he's really consistent, beat james. all richard needs to do is not make unforced errors!

Sweet4Richard
05-28-2006, 09:27 PM
Monday, Suzanne Lenglen Court
Gaston Gaudio (Arg) (10) v Roko Karanusic (Cro)
Stephanie Foretz (Fra) v Nathalie Dechy (Fra) (21)
Richard Gasquet (Fra) v Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (Tai)
Venus Williams (US) (11) v Sybille Bammer (Aut)

Allez Richard :woohoo:

kt4gasquet
05-28-2006, 11:08 PM
i have decided to put a positive on richie year. becasue he hasnt won a lot this year at least he wont have a lot of points to defend next year! lol.

Suzi
05-28-2006, 11:10 PM
ALLEZ!!!!!

Puschkin
05-29-2006, 07:41 AM
Bonne chance aujourd'hui contre Wang!

GonzoFan
05-29-2006, 02:20 PM
Richard is defeating Wang 6-4 6-1!

Allez!!! only one more set!

Suzi
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
:rocker: doing great so far!!!!

Suzi
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
http://smilies.vidahost.com/kao/otn/pcheerleader.gif won the last set 7-5!!!!

tennis lover
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
:bounce: :woohoo: :yippee: :banana: Richard won 6-4 6-1 7-5!!!:bounce: :woohoo: :yippee: :banana: I'm so glad he won! Next up Nalbandian, hopefully he can take some confidence from this match and give it his best shot. He seems to be a big match player so I think he might surprise us and give Nalbandian a good match! ;)

OddJob
05-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Allez Richie well done!!! :bounce: Now do the same to David :devil:

lucashg
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Allez! Good result, Richard! Hopefully he'll be able to play even better against Nalbandian! Gosh, I really want him to take Dahveed out, but as of now it seems like almost Mission Impossible. :p

But good luck, Richie! ALLEZ!

diddlina90
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
i was out during the match :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: (studying) ............if u have any videos,can u put them on megaupload please???how have richie played???anyway,it is a good result.....now nalbandian....if i were him i would be a little scared............

GonzoFan
05-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Richard :banana: well done! :yeah:

It will be a really tough match against Nalbandian ... but good luck Richard! give your best! :D

Allez!!! :D

GonzoFan
05-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Richard :banana: well done! :yeah:

It will be a really tough match against Nalbandian ... but good luck Richard! give your best! :D

Allez!!! :D

zimzim
05-29-2006, 05:37 PM
Richard :banana: well done! :yeah:

It will be a really tough match against Nalbandian ... but good luck Richard! give your best! :D

Allez!!! :DALLEZ RICHIE!

silverwhite
05-29-2006, 06:09 PM
They were showing Clijsters and then the end of Molik's match before going to Nadal. No Richard. :sad:

silverwhite
05-29-2006, 06:25 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/stats/day7/1018ms.html

Not too bad :p

Needs to increase the first serve % and BP conversion % though :p

*julie*
05-29-2006, 06:28 PM
They were showing Clijsters and then the end of Molik's match before going to Nadal. No Richard. :sad:

They showed it here, but I couldn't see it because of work... :sad:
Anyway, good luck for the 2nd round Richie. :worship:
This time I will be home to see the match.

Aleksa's Laydee
05-29-2006, 08:30 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: Well Done Richie :D

Sweet4Richard
05-29-2006, 08:40 PM
:woohoo: Richard

Didn't get to see any of the match, but at least he won a match. Give it your best against David. :)

Daniela_CABJ
05-30-2006, 12:30 AM
:yippee: :dance: :yippee: :dance: :yippee: :dance: :yippee: :dance:

Richard :hug:

Sweet4Richard
05-30-2006, 09:29 PM
Phillipe Chatrier Court
Carlos Moya (Sp) (30) v Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)
Maria Sharapova (Rus) (4) v Iveta Benesova (Cze)
David Nalbandian (Arg) (3) v Richard Gasquet (Fr)
Venus Williams (US) (11) v Emma Laine (Fin)


Allez Richard! :woohoo: Do your best!!!

Suzi
05-30-2006, 10:27 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

OddJob
05-31-2006, 10:25 AM
Best of Luck to Richie today!!!!

diddlina90
05-31-2006, 10:52 AM
Now it is raining......have u seen richie plays always before williams???anyway i will not see the match.....i have to play my tournament :p :p :p :p

Puschkin
05-31-2006, 01:04 PM
Best of Luck to Richie today!!!!

:yeah:

Flibbertigibbet
05-31-2006, 04:33 PM
I'm sure my fellow Richard fans in the US are equally pissed off that we haven't got any coverage as Richard wins his first set over Nalbandian. I like Mauresmo, too, but geez, they don't even show the scores properly, nor do they understand the concept of switching between matches.

marifline
05-31-2006, 04:53 PM
You're right flibber...no one is showing this match wheras it could be a very great one !
WTH ? I like Grosjean but hé, who thinks he can lose his match ? Just show us Richies's match... could be something
Um perhaps Eurosport just don't have the right to show center court ...

marifline
05-31-2006, 05:04 PM
A they are showing the good match :yeah:

Suzi
05-31-2006, 05:42 PM
2-1 in sets to Dahveed and 3-0 up in 4th to him :(

silverwhite
05-31-2006, 05:58 PM
WTF happened from the break up in the third set onwards? :smash:

Flibbertigibbet
05-31-2006, 06:04 PM
He really really should have won that third set. :sad:

Suzi
05-31-2006, 06:07 PM
:bigcry:

*julie*
05-31-2006, 06:50 PM
I'm sure my fellow Richard fans in the US are equally pissed off that we haven't got any coverage as Richard wins his first set over Nalbandian. I like Mauresmo, too, but geez, they don't even show the scores properly, nor do they understand the concept of switching between matches.

It was the same here in France... :rolleyes:
They showed gicquel/kiefer, then mauresmo. :fiery:

Well, Richie seemed to fight well in the 2nd and the 3rd but then... so frustrating he couldn't convert his opportunities in the 3rd.
Then, the 4th was like... expected.
:sad:

diddlina90
05-31-2006, 07:30 PM
I saw the match.....he didn't play the fourth set :mad: :mad: :mad: :sad: :sad: :sad: .......

RogiFan88
05-31-2006, 07:32 PM
I'm surprised Richou got a set off Nalby but better than none, even tho he lost. He can now focus on grass at Queens -- ALLEZ, RICHOU!!! ;)

InfiniteSadness
05-31-2006, 07:52 PM
He can now focus on grass at Queens -- ALLEZ, RICHOU!!!

He won't play at Queens but at Halles :p

Actually I'm very happy he won a set, even though I was mad at him after he lost the 3rd set, as he should have won it... I was so sure he would have lost in 3 sets, something like 6/2, 6/3, 6/4 that I was overhappy when I saw he won the 2nd set. :)

Sweet4Richard
05-31-2006, 08:35 PM
:sad: Richard

Didn't see the match, of course, but not a surprising result. I'm happy to see that Richard won set, but disappointed that he had to lose the 4th set 6-0. He has a real knack for losing a set 6-0 in a Grand Slam (Nalbandian at Wimbledon last year, Ginepri at the Open last year). He's got to stop that.

Onto grass :woohoo:

Cristine
05-31-2006, 09:18 PM
:bigcry:

Flibbertigibbet
05-31-2006, 09:30 PM
Did anybody who watched the match think that his movement seemed impaired? That seemed kind of odd for an elbow injury, but maybe it can be attributed to lack of match play and fitness.

Aleksa's Laydee
05-31-2006, 10:29 PM
aww richard what happened :sad:

kt4gasquet
05-31-2006, 11:07 PM
i am so annoyed. they were talking about this match as the match of the day but they showed kiefer instead then moved to mauresmo and then when we managed to see one set of richie they decide that we all want to see tim henman! yeah right! but they went from the gasquet match when henman was still warming up! these people have no sense!

silverwhite
05-31-2006, 11:57 PM
I finally got to see the match from 3-2 in the third :o :o I've never seem him so impatient! He's usually too tentative and defensive but for some reason he was smacking the ball into the net without thinking from the end of the third set onwards. Maybe he had a dinner date with Tati who was in the crowd with Forget. :cuckoo:

simpletennis
06-01-2006, 12:30 AM
boo, clay court's over

kt4gasquet
06-01-2006, 12:33 AM
'Maybe he had a dinner date with Tati who was in the crowd with Forget'

this will start rumours. i feel sorry for them cos whenever they are seen together the press will jump on it.

Puschkin
06-01-2006, 06:53 AM
Where was the crowd in this match? Fair weather fans who go home after some rain? :mad: :confused: Chartrier was half empty, there was a Frenchman playing, it was kid's day and not even 8.00 pm.

OddJob
06-01-2006, 09:46 AM
:sad: Totally agony! :sad: Bring on the grass!

silverwhite
06-01-2006, 10:32 AM
Where was the crowd in this match? Fair weather fans who go home after some rain? :mad: :confused: Chartrier was half empty, there was a Frenchman playing, it was kid's day and not even 8.00 pm.

:lol:

Was this meant as a joke though? :p

*julie*
06-01-2006, 11:01 AM
boo, clay court's over

Not really over. He will play Gstaad and Stuttgart after Wimbly.

Puschkin
06-01-2006, 11:20 AM
:lol:

Was this meant as a joke though? :p

:o No, not at all a joke. I found the stands surprisingly empty for a Frenchman playing world number 3 on the centre court of RG.

Puschkin
06-01-2006, 06:53 PM
:o No, not at all a joke. I found the stands surprisingly empty for a Frenchman playing world number 3 on the centre court of RG.

and to close this topic: very different from the Monfils match today.

silverwhite
06-01-2006, 07:06 PM
and to close this topic: very different from the Monfils match today.

Difference in weather, difference in personalities...

*julie*
06-01-2006, 08:23 PM
and to close this topic: very different from the Monfils match today.

Yesterday they didn't show Richard's match against Nalby on France2 whereas today they cancelled some programs just to show the end of the match of Monfils against Norman... :confused:

That says it all...

Richard can not say that he feels the pressure from the medias and the french crowd now. :o

Daniela_CABJ
06-02-2006, 12:08 AM
I only saw last set of Richard's match so I don't think I can say much :tape:
Richard :hug:

silverwhite
06-02-2006, 04:52 AM
Richard can not say that he feels the pressure from the medias and the french crowd now. :o

But look at the questions they've been asking him in interviews! :mad:

silverwhite
06-10-2006, 12:05 AM
Looks like this thread will stay alive until Stuttgart. Maybe even longer if he decides to continue playing claycourt tourneys after that (hopefully not though :unsure: ).

silverwhite
06-27-2006, 11:31 PM
Back to clay! :wavey:

tennis lover
06-28-2006, 12:13 AM
:wavey:

Sweet4Richard
06-28-2006, 02:40 AM
:woohoo:

I think.......

JBdV
07-07-2006, 07:55 PM
Time to forget about Wimby and kick ass in Gstaad :devil:

JBdV
07-08-2006, 07:08 PM
This is Richie's quarter in Gstaad:

R.Gasquet(FRA)[7] - S.Greul(GER)
R.Vik(CZE) - Qualifier
F.Vicente(ESP) - Ch.Rochus(BEL)
M.Daniel(BRA) - G.Gaudio(ARG)[2]

Hopefully a quarter against Gaudio to look forward to...

Sweet4Richard
07-08-2006, 09:21 PM
:eek: Richard's seeded. Didn't think I would be seeing that in a long time.

Not a terrible draw, but I've seen easier quarters. Allez Richard :)

silverwhite
07-09-2006, 01:03 AM
ALLEZ! :armed: I hope he at least makes it to the QFs. :tape:

silverwhite
07-09-2006, 01:04 AM
BTW, he's playing doubles with Paulo :spit:

InfiniteSadness
07-09-2006, 10:33 AM
BTW, he's playing doubles with Paulo :spit:

:woohoo: I'm so happy to see them play together! :D

Good luck Richie, this is not a terrible draw but you should focus. :)

silverwhite
07-09-2006, 05:09 PM
:silly: and :baby: play tomorrow on Court 1 :cool:

Matches Start At: 12:30 PM

F. Saretta (BRA) vs. D. Bracciali (ITA)
D. Norman (BEL) vs. F. Verdasco (ESP)
C. Suk (CZE) / R. Vik (CZE) vs. J. Novak (CZE) / A. Pavel (ROM)
R. Gasquet (FRA) / P.H. Mathieu (FRA) vs. D. Bracciali (ITA) / J. Knowle (AUT)

Sweet4Richard
07-09-2006, 08:34 PM
:lol: What a great team.

1 Cermak(CZE)/Friedl(CZE) vs Berloq(ARG)/Cibulec(CZE)
Lapentti(ECU)/Moya(ESP) vs Ramirez Hidalgo(ESP)/Roitman(ARG)

3 Skoch(CZE)/Wassen(NED) vs Lopez(ESP)/Navarro Pastor(ESP)
Suk(CZE)/Vik(CZE) vs Novak(CZE)/Pavel(ROM)

Chiudanelli(SUI)/Scherrer(SUI) vs Rochus(BEL)/Seppi(ITA)
Gasquet(FRA)/Mathieu(FRA) vs Bracciali(ITA)/Knowle(AUT) 4

Daniel(BRA)/Vicente(ESP) vs Allegro(SUI)/Wawrinka(SUI)
Norman(BEL)/Sanguinetti(ITA) vs Mirnyi(BLR)/Verdasco(ESP) 2

Allez Paulo and Richie :banana:

Daniela_CABJ
07-09-2006, 11:41 PM
:silly: and :baby: play tomorrow on Court 1 :cool:
:lol: I love that team!!!

:hug: Good Luck Richard & Paulo :hug:

tennis lover
07-10-2006, 12:45 AM
:silly: and :baby: play tomorrow on Court 1 :cool:
:yeah: I much prefer to call him :baby: than :retard:! :baby: <-- That smilie is just too cute! :)

Allez Paulo and Richie! :bounce: