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Fan Experiences

Allure
08-16-2006, 05:08 AM
Have anyone here met Richard before and can you please share your experience? I don't think they have this section at richardgasquet.net.

simpletennis
08-16-2006, 05:29 AM
i hope to meet him at the USO

mistry
08-16-2006, 07:23 PM
i hope you meet him too LC :)

knight_ley
08-16-2006, 10:18 PM
I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went :eek: and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. :) I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him. :)

Allure
08-17-2006, 01:23 AM
I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went :eek: and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. :) I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him. :)

Awww....you are so lucky. Get to have his autograph and take a picture with him. Glad to see that he's a nice guy. (Even though I know that already) :)

Cindy19
08-17-2006, 05:19 AM
I hope i could meet him in shanghai this year!

Puschkin
08-17-2006, 06:30 AM
I hope i could meet him in shanghai this year!

That is an ambitious hope. ;) Good luck with it.

mistry
08-17-2006, 02:17 PM
I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went :eek: and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. :) I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him. :)


oh i was there that day!! i was actually in the rogers tent. when i saw him walk by very slowly (haha) with Eric. i started to panic.. cause i have never missed a single richard practice or match that entire week. so i wanted to make sure i was there. But my friends and i were about to go somewhere after the match and we needed to find a bus that went there (cause none of us are actually from toronto), so we took an extra 10 minutes..( i was sorta pissed at them... but again i though since i already took like 3 pictures with richard and a couple of autographs that maybe he'd be annoyed if i asked for more.. )

i was upset cause then roger came to practice on the same court.. and he brought all his fans with him.. so when richard came out after his practice... they all made him sign usless stuff, like those stupid state farm fans or a crappy piece of paper you know they were gonna throw away after.but richard is too nice to say no to anyone.. so he signed alot.

adelaide
08-17-2006, 03:23 PM
I was at AMS Canada for the entire week plus the qualifying days and I met Richard a few times. I've written about the "interactive" experience here (http://firebreak.livejournal.com/13916.html) with a picture I got with him ( it's a terrible photo of me but who cares :lol: )... and other times I was just watching his matches and getting autographs.

Here's just what I've said about that encounter, for those who are too lazy to click on the link.... ;)
.....Then back to the practise courts! RICHARDGASQUETRICHARDGASQUET :D :D :D :D
Esther hopped a little bit. IT WAS SO AWESOME. He was in the far court so we couldn't really see him, but for us it was like a chance for redemption from the morning's why-didn't-we-jump-him incident. AND, indeed.

Anyway, before I get into the whole Gasquet thing again, Roger Federer arrived. It was MADNESS. They put up some chain to stop people from swarming in, but I was RIGHT at that chain thingy so I was REALLY close to him and I shoved my pen and magazine at him but he politely neglected. There was just too many fans. I could feel his godliness though.

It was good news anyway because he was going to overtake Gasquet's practise court, so he had to come out. When he came out I asked for his autograph, and when he returned the pen to me, I grabbed his hand again like I did last year. HAHA. Two years in a row bitches.

After touching his hand I turned around and was like lol I touched him again. And this enthusiastic lady was like "GOOD GIRL. GOOD JOB!" I was like WTF. lol it was funny.

Then Lisa said she wanted a picture, so we chased him down and somehow this time I felt no shame or anything at all screaming, CAN WE GET A PICTURE WITH YOU?? And also to ask random strangers to take a picture for us. So we got me, Esther, Lisa, and Sheila in the frame and took some pics. He was really sweet about it, taking turns with each camera to look in every single one of them. ♥

I got a little bit of his sweat on my arm. HAHA.

I was a volunteer so I could go to the back, so I was there when he left the venue but I was too shy to go up and say congratulations, you did fantastic. He did look dashing in a long-sleeve Lacoste green polo though. :lol:

And I met him another time in Montreal last year but that was just an autograph.

From what I've seen of him he's kind of shy but he's really sweet and generous about photos and autographs and such. :D

simpletennis
08-17-2006, 06:59 PM
awesome stories!!! he sounds like such a sweetie. anyone got to touch his hair yet? haha

_pyromatic
08-17-2006, 08:42 PM
Addey, have you washed your arm yet? :p

linus
08-19-2006, 11:08 AM
:D happy to enjoy what you shared :cool:

knight_ley
08-19-2006, 01:50 PM
Addey, I am suprised you did not include the Eric fangirling in your story. :p

:hug:

adelaide
08-20-2006, 01:41 AM
Addey, I am suprised you did not include the Eric fangirling in your story. :p

:hug:
....:lol: yes there is that. I saw his coach like freakin' EVERYWHERE and I was sneaking pics OOPS. he's my daddy ;) PotBelly Eric for lyfe!

knight_ley
08-20-2006, 04:08 AM
....:lol: yes there is that. I saw his coach like freakin' EVERYWHERE and I was sneaking pics OOPS. he's my daddy ;) PotBelly Eric for lyfe!

PBE for president!!!!

adelaide
08-21-2006, 04:55 PM
Addey, have you washed your arm yet? :p
i did take a few showers after that but you know, I wore a protective patch right where his sweat was.... ;)

lol in all seriousness, unfortunately the sweat is gone.

SwissMister1
08-22-2006, 12:29 AM
I like the love for Eric in here :)

Conita
08-22-2006, 04:26 PM
i met richard once last year in Nottingham i put the story on his website but ill put it here


Me and my friends from my club when to see the Nottingham Open I was sooo excited I've never seen any profesional tennis match live, and well ive never seen a tennis player before, so it was great!
Anyways we got there quite early so we had the chance to go and see the players practice, everything was super cool, the whole atmosphere was great!
The first player I saw was Max Myrni he walk straight pass me and I was like OMG! didnt have the chance to react, next was Srichapan (dunno how to spell it) he was practicing with another guy but i didnt recognize him at all, then on the next court was Ivo Karlovic he is soooo tall!! and then theres me (1.63) tiny compared to him, but i was loving it!!
anyways i was getting ansious cause i couldnt see Richard anywhere, so i kept looking from him until i saw him in the last court, he was so much better than on tv, it was great then i saw Thomas Johansson he is lovely, anyways after that i kinda bump into Richie, u see i was paying lots of attention to T.johansson because he was warming up with a baseball glove like throwing and catching and so i thought that was pretty cool so then theres me all interested and then i felt like some1 had sort of pushed me, i thought mm thats a bit rude, so i turned around a bit annoyed to see who was this person and surprise!!! it was richie! i got frozen by the impact lol, he smiled at me and said sorry and i just didnt move :S i was in shock, but by the time Id realized what had happend he had already gone... the guys from my club thought it was the funniest thing ever couldnt stop laughing and i just wanted to die i wasnt even red at this point i was purple!!!!! lol
But that wouldnt stop me from enjoying myself, so I went to see my first match Ivo Karlovick vs Igoor Andreev.....


im still waiting to redeem myself next year lol :P cos i couldnt go this year due to exams :(((((((

gogo_guga
08-22-2006, 07:42 PM
Awwww, Richard is so cute!! You lucky you!!!
That happened to me, but with Roger Federer in Toronto 2002. Back when he wasn't the man he is today.

simpletennis
09-06-2006, 04:33 AM
after agassi's match *tear* i went down to court 10 to watch RICHIE!! omfg, he is SOOOOOOOOO OO pretty in real life. omg, i LOVE him. he was so cute!! he won the first 2 sets, and even had a shirt change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i like to think that he was looking at me, but i know it was his coach, cuz he wasn't sitting far from me. haha, but he's still so cute. and then in the last set, he played some amazing points, he can really scramble for the ball, the players hit HARD. and then he would give out a little "ALLEZ!" it was so cute, omg, i wanted to pinch his cheeks...n ot those ones . haha, and then he left on the other side of the court i was!! omg, i thought he was going to exit on my side, but nooooooo, so i rushed out, and onto the other side (which was the side w/out the seats) and he signed autographs, for people, but i didn't get one, i was rushing to follow him, but mean security gurads around him rushed him back to the locker room. i got tons of pics though, i got a really good seat.

Kristine_cy
09-08-2006, 08:26 AM
so i turned around a bit annoyed to see who was this person and surprise!!! it was richie! i got frozen by the impact lol, he smiled at me and said sorry and i just didnt move

LOL! :lol: Poor you though, didn't get to get a picture with him? :hug: More luck next time. Think about it: at least you bumped into him before! (actually more like vice-versa, but still... :P)

Kristine

njorker
09-09-2006, 05:11 PM
Cute stories...I was smiling the whole time I was reading the posts. Richard seems a lovely guy, really cute. :angel:

Frenchderer
09-11-2006, 09:00 AM
Saw him twice next to the Parc des Princes in Paris.Always going to PSG matches and saw him last year he was just walkin the opposite way of where i was going but i didnt dare to go and talk to him.And saw him yesterday as well,headphones on ears ,he was like 10 cms away from me!Next time Ill see him ( I hope it will happen again)i ll talk to him

simpletennis
09-12-2006, 12:51 AM
Saw him twice next to the Parc des Princes in Paris.Always going to PSG matches and saw him last year he was just walkin the opposite way of where i was going but i didnt dare to go and talk to him.And saw him yesterday as well,headphones on ears ,he was like 10 cms away from me!Next time Ill see him ( I hope it will happen again)i ll talk to him


haha, cool. where'd you see him yesterday?

Frenchderer
09-12-2006, 04:25 PM
Parc des prince,Paris

Marine
09-12-2006, 06:42 PM
psg/marseille, I imagine how much he was sad at the end of the match :mad:

lilibel13
09-12-2006, 09:21 PM
He comes from the south of france, it's his fault!!He should be to THE OM (engrainage mode ON) lool

simpletennis
09-13-2006, 04:32 AM
hmm? me confused

Babou
09-15-2006, 07:41 PM
He comes from the south of france, it's his fault!!He should be to THE OM (engrainage mode ON) lool

lool lili !!! How funny we meet here, isn't it ??!! :D

Yep, what a pity !!! Richie is a sort of anomaly... He was born in the south of France, so he should support Marseille. But, we don't know why, he prefers PSG :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Shame on him ! :mad: I'm so happy we defeated PSG !!! :devil:

Frenchderer
09-18-2006, 06:22 AM
rememeber Stade de France ladies :)the cup,where is it now?IN PARIS :)

Babou
09-18-2006, 09:02 AM
rememeber Stade de France ladies :)the cup,where is it now?IN PARIS :)

And last week ? The goals, were are they now ?? In Landreau's goals ;) :p :p
And where is Paris ? Oh... yes i remember... 14th... And Marseille ? Sorry, we are 1st.
I don't really care about the Coupe de France. I prefer the one of the Champion's League in my glass-cabinet (plus all the other Coupes de France of course).
Don't play this game with me ;) :p

Gasquet prefers a pseudo-club... That's just too bad for him ;) I only hope his future record of achievements won't be the same as PSG's one... :lol:

lilibel13
09-19-2006, 07:35 PM
And last week ? The goals, were are they now ?? In Landreau's goals ;) :p :p
And where is Paris ? Oh... yes i remember... 14th... And Marseille ? Sorry, we are 1st.
I don't really care about the Coupe de France. I prefer the one of the Champion's League in my glass-cabinet (plus all the other Coupes de France of course).
Don't play this game with me ;) :p

Gasquet prefers a pseudo-club... That's just too bad for him ;) I only hope his future record of achievements won't be the same as PSG's one... :lol:
Je soutient et crie haut effort ce que dit ma chere consoeur footbalistiik babou !lol