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Paris 2R: Julien Benneteau def Fernando Gonzalez 3-6 6-4 7-5

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 09:38 PM
He does it again. He was 0-3* down in the final set and then... :speakles:

Whistleway
11-01-2006, 09:39 PM
Wow. There were some emotions and "looks" in that match.

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 09:40 PM
Wow. There were some emotions and "looks" in that match.

:confused:

Katastrophe
11-01-2006, 09:40 PM
Gonzo's got to be a little low on fuel. Too bad, I was pulling for him.:sad:

Johnny Groove
11-01-2006, 09:40 PM
HORRIBLE CHOKE!!!!!

Gonzo had *3-0 in the 3rd :o

Eliminated from Shanghai :o

musefanatic
11-01-2006, 09:40 PM
Oh my god, i didn't think Julien was good enough to beat someone like Gonzo :eek: Well done though :)

Jlee
11-01-2006, 09:40 PM
So there's no possibility he'll be in Shanghai now is there? :sad:

TMJordan
11-01-2006, 09:41 PM
I am happy you arent going to Shanghai you damn choker

Grenouille
11-01-2006, 09:41 PM
Ancic will go to YEC :) :) :)
Thanks Julien!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ernham
11-01-2006, 09:41 PM
Fantastic match, really. gonzales was outplayed. Not much else to say. nice to see the Frenchie do well in Frenchievile. Wawrinka time to slap gasquet silly now. =)

RogiFan88
11-01-2006, 09:41 PM
crappy day of results so far...

Bilbo
11-01-2006, 09:42 PM
blow of the year. no words.

zicofirol
11-01-2006, 09:42 PM
I am happy you arent going to Shanghai you damn choker

yeah but instead we get robredo...

Marine
11-01-2006, 09:42 PM
WOWWWWWWWWW GREAT JOB Julien !! :worship:

I'm not sure this guy is really french but well, I'm happy.

zicofirol
11-01-2006, 09:43 PM
what a fucking choke by gonzalez, you can coutn that whenever it matters gonzalez will lose.

DrJules
11-01-2006, 09:43 PM
HORRIBLE CHOKE!!!!!

Gonzo had *3-0 in the 3rd :o

Eliminated from Shanghai :o

He has played 3 weeks before this week reaching 3 finals. I think exhaustion is the cause. There was nothing remaining.

Johnny Groove
11-01-2006, 09:43 PM
So there's no possibility he'll be in Shanghai now is there? :sad:

Even if he lost to Ancic tomorrow, he still wouldnt have made it :tape:

Of course there are always the possibilities of withdrawls from Shanghai :shrug:

Andre♥
11-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Gonzo choked again...

Good news, at least we won't see Gonzalez choking again in Shanghai like he did last year against Gaudio.

I never understood this. I have two chilean friends. Both are brilliant minds. One is a maths genius, the other is a writer. So explain to me: Why Rios, Massu and Gonzalez never used their brains in their careers?

It makes no sense... :confused:

Saumon
11-01-2006, 09:44 PM
I'm not sure this guy is really french but well, I'm happy.

:confused:

stebs
11-01-2006, 09:44 PM
No Shanghai for Gonzo. Exhaustion costs him dearly.

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 09:45 PM
:confused:

Fighting instead of choking :lol:

Andre♥
11-01-2006, 09:45 PM
yeah but instead we get robredo...

No, we get Ancic! :p

+alonso
11-01-2006, 09:47 PM
Ancic will go to YEC :) :) :)
Thanks Julien!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a sad way to celebrate it, pathetic.




Fe˝a, You're a truly champ for me, really, nobody expected so much success in the indoor season, you leanrt so many good things, I know you're better know and If I believed in you before now I believe even more! I'll be always be there as a fan. Reaching 3 finals in 3 tournaments is an awesome achievement.
Sad you had to lose today, I was pretty annoyed with Benneteau's behaviour, although I can understand why He was acting like that, It seemed to be too much sometimes. Tough luck Fe˝a, It was not a nice match to watch, I'm always very respectful to my faves's opponent, but I must say Benneteau made such unbelievable silly ue [Fe˝a did not do that much] that It's weird for me to see him as the winner of the match.
Anyway, You still are the best and I hope you do not get frustrated for this! :) VAMOS and prepare for 07

Peoples
11-01-2006, 09:47 PM
Benneteau is a laughable player but it is OK. González was playing his 4th week in a row. Final in Vienna, final in Madrid, final in Basel. It's not human to expect him to be at any kind of level right now. Overall fantastic performance in the last month from Feña.

CooCooCachoo
11-01-2006, 09:47 PM
What? :speakles:

:haha:

+alonso
11-01-2006, 09:48 PM
Gonzo choked again...

Good news, at least we won't see Gonzalez choking again in Shanghai like he did last year against Gaudio.

I never understood this. I have two chilean friends. Both are brilliant minds. One is a maths genius, the other is a writer. So explain to me: Why Rios, Massu and Gonzalez never used their brains in their careers?

It makes no sense... :confused:

Although I respect you, I think it's not time to make such a jokes!
Thanks

Sparko1030
11-01-2006, 09:48 PM
Too all of you sayng Ferando choked: :ras: :ras: :ras:

The man is obviously exhausted. He didn't have the luxary of bowing out of Bercy like others who have been in the finals the last few weeks. He's been in three finals in three weeks, who else has done that????? I know the GM is as fickle has it can be and this crap is expected but I am not going to let it pass with out comment.

:rocker2: FENA ROCKS!!!!

A_Rod
11-01-2006, 09:49 PM
Good-bye TMC... good-bye Top ten...

Lamentably... and...

ROBREDO TO SHANGHAI!!!... something else to say? ¬_¬'

Peoples
11-01-2006, 09:49 PM
HORRIBLE CHOKE!!!!!

Gonzo had *3-0 in the 3rd :o

Eliminated from Shanghai :o
Choke? :haha: Shows how well you know tennis.

Sparko1030
11-01-2006, 09:51 PM
Gonzo choked again...

Good news, at least we won't see Gonzalez choking again in Shanghai like he did last year against Gaudio.

I never understood this. I have two chilean friends. Both are brilliant minds. One is a maths genius, the other is a writer. So explain to me: Why Rios, Massu and Gonzalez never used their brains in their careers?

It makes no sense... :confused:

:fiery: :ras: :ras:

Marine
11-01-2006, 09:51 PM
:confused:

Parce que les ptits frenchies ont super chokÚ aujourd'hui, comme Ó leur habitude, et Benet, non.

Johnny Groove
11-01-2006, 09:52 PM
Choke? :haha: Shows how well you know tennis.

up 2 breaks in the 3rd and losing it is a choke in my mind. :sad: Unless you saw the match and Benneteau turned it on? :shrug:

scoobs
11-01-2006, 09:52 PM
He did not choke. I'm sorry. I just sat and watched the entire match and he didn't choke - he was exhausted and ran out of fight at the end, while Benneteau was somehow playing inspired tennis to keep digging himself out of trouble.

Gonzo :(

I really wanted you to qualify directly for TMC.

Deathless Mortal
11-01-2006, 09:53 PM
Congratulations to gonzo on his great season. :worship: Sorry for bad way to end it. :hug: C'mon Mario!

Johnny Groove
11-01-2006, 09:54 PM
He did not choke. I'm sorry. I just sat and watched the entire match and he didn't choke - he was exhausted and ran out of fight at the end, while Benneteau was somehow playing inspired tennis to keep digging himself out of trouble.

Gonzo :(

I really wanted you to qualify directly for TMC.

if thats the case, then I must apologize. Me being just a humble scoreboard watcher, congratulations on your October success, Fena, and good luck in 07 :hug:

federated
11-01-2006, 09:55 PM
poor gonzo...he must have just been tuckered out. :hug:

he'll be an alternate though, I'm sure.

selyoink
11-01-2006, 09:56 PM
Fernando :sad:

shotgun
11-01-2006, 09:57 PM
No Shanghai for Gonzo. Exhaustion costs him dearly.

No, his poor performances in all of the 4 Slams cost him actually.

User id 7816
11-01-2006, 09:57 PM
you get the feeling Benneteau controls things, two days in a row goes down 0-3 but then hop, decides he should stop fooling around and just get the job done. guess he posseses the power. but it was strange still, Gonzo just sliced the backhand back in court and not much else...and he certainly didnt look like wanting it more.

Peoples
11-01-2006, 09:58 PM
up 2 breaks in the 3rd and losing it is a choke in my mind. :sad: Unless you saw the match and Benneteau turned it on? :shrug:
This is the problem if you are not informed. Yes I saw the match and Fernando was unlucky to lose the 2nd set which was his only chance. He was simply too tired in the 3rd (from playing 16 matches in the last 23 days). A match against an average joe like Benneteau is hardly the occasion to make anyone tense/nervous.

+alonso
11-01-2006, 09:58 PM
It's sad to see Ancic fans celebrate 'cause of this! :ras: :sad: It's really tough

~*BGT*~
11-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Parce que les ptits frenchies ont super chokÚ aujourd'hui, comme Ó leur habitude, et Benet, non.

Gasquet aussi?

neenah
11-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Poor Gonzo :sad: Although his recent results have been great: Three finals in three weeks. Too bad they were not spaced out though, so he would have had enough to go further here. Overall this past month has been great for Gonzalez.

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 10:01 PM
This is the problem if you are not informed. Yes I saw the match and Fernando was unlucky to lose the 2nd set which was his only chance. He was simply too tired in the 3rd (from playing 16 matches in the last 23 days). A match against an average joe like Benneteau is hardly the occasion to make anyone tense/nervous.

Average joe? He has beaten Roddick and Baggy (twice) this year and reached the QFs of RG. :shrug:

Yes, I agree that Gonzo lost because of fatigue but there's no need to belittle Benneteau like that.

revolution
11-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Oh well, the TMC loses someone who would have been an extravagant entertainer and crowd pleaser. :sad:

markom
11-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Good-bye TMC... good-bye Top ten...

Lamentably... and...

ROBREDO TO SHANGHAI!!!... something else to say? ¬_¬'

if boredo or blake lost next round and haas won paris they would be out and haas or mario (reached F -with possible decider against boredo in SF or just SF if boredo or blake lose 3rd round and haas is not winner) or both in.

Peoples
11-01-2006, 10:03 PM
It's sad to see Ancic fans celebrate 'cause of this! :ras: :sad: It's really tough
Let's look at the positive. Fernando can have a deserved long break and get fit for Australian Open. I think he could get very far in next year's slams seeing how much he has improved his game with Stefanki.

Christiana
11-01-2006, 10:03 PM
I am not happy :fiery:because Gonzalez lost and he is not going to Shangaţ :mad: :mad::mad: :boxing: :boxing: :fiery: i am:bigcry::bigcry:a lot because of that .:fiery: :banghead:

Marine
11-01-2006, 10:03 PM
Well, it's very lateeee and Richard has just started his match !!!!!! Not fair.

revolution
11-01-2006, 10:03 PM
if boredo or blake lose in the next round and haas wins in paris they are out and haas or mario are in.

Boredo can only miss out now if Ancic reaches the SF.

ShimSham
11-01-2006, 10:04 PM
Gonzo choked again...

Good news, at least we won't see Gonzalez choking again in Shanghai like he did last year against Gaudio.

I never understood this. I have two chilean friends. Both are brilliant minds. One is a maths genius, the other is a writer. So explain to me: Why Rios, Massu and Gonzalez never used their brains in their careers?

It makes no sense... :confused:
:rolleyes:

So your two Chiliean friends are representive of all chilean people!

adee-gee
11-01-2006, 10:04 PM
Nothing left in the Gonzo tank :awww:

ReturnWinner
11-01-2006, 10:04 PM
bennetau has not a big game with big weapons but he has a pretty solid and well rounded game with not major weakness

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 10:05 PM
Boredo can only miss out now if Ancic reaches the SF.

And PHM has to win. :help:

Rogiman
11-01-2006, 10:06 PM
Well, what a bummer...

There's a good chance he'll play the masters anyway, though.

In the end he paid the price for his poor performances at the Slams this year, and he's already proven he can go far at every one of them.

Peoples
11-01-2006, 10:06 PM
Average joe? He has beaten Roddick and Baggy (twice) this year and reached the QFs of RG. :shrug:

Yes, I agree that Gonzo lost because of fatigue but there's no need to belittle Benneteau like that.
No disrespect, just he is very low on talent.

revolution
11-01-2006, 10:07 PM
And PHM has to win. :help:

Hopefully he'll do it :) He seems to not choke in Bercy, I remember last year he managed to dig deep against Gonzo!

rofe
11-01-2006, 10:07 PM
The very fact that he played in Bercy to get into the last eight for Shanghai says a lot about his character. So begone you haters!!

I think he could do with some well deserved rest.

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 10:09 PM
No disrespect, just he is very low on talent.

Did you watch the Santoro match? The commentators said in the first set that Benneteau doesn't have much talent but by the third set, after some of the shots he pulled off at the net, they took it back. :p

Deathless Mortal
11-01-2006, 10:09 PM
It's sad to see Ancic fans celebrate 'cause of this! :ras: :sad: It's really tough

I don't know, but if you thought on me when you said that, I can just tell you that I'm happy only, and ONLY BECAUSE OF ANCIC, as you would be happy Gonzo to win... And I would like that both of them can show up in Shangai, and it is still possible that no one of them shows there... We'll se about that... Really, I would be happy if Gonzo&Mario can get to Shanghai...

Christiana
11-01-2006, 10:10 PM
Go Super Mario !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 10:10 PM
Hopefully he'll do it :) He seems to not choke in Bercy, I remember last year he managed to dig deep against Gonzo!

He was in much better form last year :o

new-york
11-01-2006, 10:11 PM
Parce que les ptits frenchies ont super chokÚ aujourd'hui, comme Ó leur habitude, et Benet, non.

+ Benet sans le teau sounds really United States.

(...)

tangerine_dream
11-01-2006, 10:11 PM
Average joe? He has beaten Roddick and Baggy (twice) this year and reached the QFs of RG. :shrug:
Sounds pretty average to me. :shrug:

Tough loss for Gonzo. So close to Shanghai but just didn't have enough strength to ride the last wave. :sad:

scoobs
11-01-2006, 10:13 PM
It's a shame for Gonzo but he has to do better at the slams next season - he would be in there with a bullet if his slam results weren't so feeble this year, in marked contrast to his TMS results.

A couple of R4s or a QF and he wouldn't have had to strain every sinew this last month only to fall at the final hurdle :(

silverwhite
11-01-2006, 10:13 PM
Sounds pretty average to me. :shrug:

Tough loss for Gonzo. So close to Shanghai but just didn't have enough strength to ride the last wave. :sad:

You have high expectations.

Marine
11-01-2006, 10:15 PM
+ Benet sans le teau sounds really United States.

(...)


It was super Benet this evening, he was more american than french by his fighting spirit... lol

shotgun
11-01-2006, 10:19 PM
A couple of R4s or a QF and he wouldn't have had to strain every sinew this last month only to fall at the final hurdle :(

Well that choke against Ferrer in Wimbledon was amazing. Another GS match he shouldn't have lost was the Bogomolov one in Australia, but allegedly he was injured.

Saumon
11-01-2006, 10:20 PM
Hopefully he'll do it :) He seems to not choke in Bercy, I remember last year he managed to dig deep against Gonzo!

well he had his biggest choke ever in Bercy :tape:

Fergie
11-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Byebye Shangai chances ... What a hard day :sad:

scoobs
11-01-2006, 10:29 PM
He had a nasty loss to Djokovic in Paris too as well as the bad choke to Ferrer in SW19 - both ironically coming after beating Safin in R2.

+alonso
11-01-2006, 10:39 PM
Ok, After all, CONGRATS TO BENNETEAU! for this huge win! :)

scoobs
11-01-2006, 10:44 PM
Yeah Benneteau deserves his plaudits - he played an excellent second set especially at the end and fought back superbly from 0-3 down and just looked the fresher and more imaginative throughout the third set - eventually snatching his chance. He played some great tennis to win.

markom
11-01-2006, 10:48 PM
Boredo can only miss out now if Ancic reaches the SF.

and there is no boredo on the other side of the net :)

if that was the case and ancic won and blake was in SF also ---> nalbandian would be out.

swissmiss
11-01-2006, 10:55 PM
A Great fight from Julien!!!!!!!!!! :) Way to gain mental control and not succumb to the pressure of being down. Notice, his rankings have consistently been climbing since the begining of the year and will surely continue to climb next year. Great way to end 2006, Julien!!:)

marifline
11-01-2006, 10:56 PM
I was there ( I just came back )and the atmosphere was great in spite of the late hour... people were like.... drunk :drink:They were shouting like "oh oh oh ohoo" during challenging and Gonzalez was driven insane...at the end it was almost as he was doomed to lose. Something in the air...
From time to time a frenchie makes a great, trhilling match in late hour in Bercy..I remember the same kind of match last year with Santoro...
but what a fucking order of play !!!!:mad: :mad: :mad: now Gasquet is gonna end up his match at about 1.AM wich is totally insane..

nobama
11-01-2006, 10:58 PM
Gonzo :sad:

nouf
11-01-2006, 11:19 PM
i was to this match ! it was great! :-)
my pics are coming!

jole
11-01-2006, 11:45 PM
Finally someone puts him away. :p

Conita
11-01-2006, 11:57 PM
ahh you people make me laugh!
that match was BORING! :tennis: :yawn:
no great tennis from either player not until the third set anyway
Gonzalez didn't choke, he looked like he was lost in another galaxy and had some quick visits to planet earth, nowhere near his best not even on the first set and thought he was up 3-0 in the third besides one game alone, he did not look to me as if he was anywhere near his 100% or with any intentions to win the match or lose it, he just wasn't really there he kinda woke up in the last few games but then he would lose himself again, he was super tired you could tell by his shots and the billions of slices he used! oh yeah i forgot getting to three finals in a row isn't exhausting at all obviously he must be a choker! :rolleyes:
Julien played ok, his match against Santoro was much better than today that whole outplayed thing i don't really buy it, neither of them seemed to be playing well on the first 2 sets Julien was just a bit more consistent in the last couple of games.
That's about it end of the story :wavey:

Kalliopeia
11-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Aw, Gonzo. This makes me sad, I love to watch that guy. :sad: Rest up for next year!

Clara Bow
11-02-2006, 12:29 AM
Aw, Gonzo. This makes me sad, I love to watch that guy. :sad: Rest up for next year!

My thoughts exactly...sigh.

Hopefully next year, he will do better in the GS and will be able to avoid having to go down to the wire.

FelipeMIA89
11-02-2006, 12:31 AM
:(

ChinoRios4Ever
11-02-2006, 02:14 AM
:bigcry: :sad: :mad:

no words for this sadly and costly lost gonzo, rest well for 07

Merton
11-02-2006, 02:19 AM
After three consecutive weeks reaching finals, the warrior finally lost. Rest well for 2007 Gonzo.

TMJordan
11-02-2006, 02:54 AM
Donald Young will triple bagle Gonzo at the AO :haha: :haha:

What a joke this guy is, can never win the big one.

RonE
11-02-2006, 05:50 AM
Gonzo :sad:

Poor guy, must be totally knackered. So much for Shanghai :rolleyes:

Now please please please PHM take Boredo out and Ancic has to make SF or else Boredo will just be cannon fodder for everyone in Shanghai :help:

Chileno
11-02-2006, 07:27 AM
Not a surprise...he was runing on empty for a few matches now...nice try though.

silverwhite
11-02-2006, 07:29 AM
I finally watched the match and I think Gonzo got a bit complacent at *4-5 40-0... :o

enqvistfan
11-02-2006, 07:33 AM
now Gasquet is gonna end up his match at about 1.AM wich is totally insane..

Poor Richard and poor french people.... no comment !!
I think I'm going to hate French tennis more and more after yesterday evening :(

~EMiLiTA~
11-02-2006, 07:35 AM
What a joke this guy is, can never win the big one.

i think reaching 3 best of 5 finals in consecutive weeks also had something to do with his loss last night

enqvistfan
11-02-2006, 07:43 AM
i think reaching 3 best of 5 finals in consecutive weeks also had something to do with his loss last night

Noooooo :lol: Sure, it's the main reason. As Sparko said, he didn't have the luxury to skip Paris. He was very tired and it's very courageous from him to play like he played yesterday evening, he was exhausted. I don't understand why people said that he choked because it's not true, he was just exhausted. He played 3 finals in three weeks, and I think it's human to be tired. Benetteau just took advantage of that, thanks to the audience who was supporting him. In another city, Benetteau would have lost that match.

Yesterday evening, after the match, I was so mad, and so sad for Fernando, we have been waiting for more than 10 hours to see him play, the matches were sooo long, I almost died on my seat !!

It was tough for us, for the players who had to wait (not only for the poor Richard who ended at 1 am), but all the players had to wait.

Well, that's the life of tennis. Fernando needs his rest, it's deserved, he's a true champion, a true fighter, a great man. He still have to improve and will do better in 2007 !!

Bj÷rki
11-02-2006, 07:47 AM
Thanks for your reports Val!! :) Fena :hug:

Melekhin
11-02-2006, 08:05 AM
Julien :woohoo:

Deea
11-02-2006, 11:46 AM
:banana: :banana: Well done Jullien! :dance:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-02-2006, 11:56 AM
Fena needs to improve his results in GS and esp in Paris.I'm so sad,but I think he can do better next year! :angel: