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Gasquet defeats Verdasco 7-5 6-7(12) 7-6(3)

Deivid23
04-17-2007, 01:03 PM
Congrats, Gasquet, he fought hard and hang it tough most of the time and very well done, Verdasco, way to self destruct in both 1st and 2nd sets when serving them out and also blowing a 2-0 40-0 lead and another break up 3-1, 3 ue at 6-5 0-30 in the 3rd :yeah:

Most entertaining part of the match was that tight 2nd set tie-breaker (really surprised Verdasco nailed it tbh), with some good shots and also some funny chokes from both.

I knew Verdasco´s career was going nowhere fast this season but this is getting silly, he´s really getting the better of his choker self every match he plays.

I can´t feel sorry for him despite he fought hard in the end, congrats Fer, you´re undoubtely the biggest tool in tour :retard:

Andre♥
04-17-2007, 01:03 PM
WORST MATCH EVER!!!

Looking at these two morons playing, I think Xristos has a chance to succeed in the circuit!

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-17-2007, 01:04 PM
This was a chokefest for the ages. :worship:
2 idiots went at it. :worship:

lol. Is this the ATP :confused:

stebs
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
Tough match. Chokaholics need look no further than this.

bad gambler
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
comedy central

case
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
WORST MATCH EVER!!!

Looking at these two morons playing, I think Xristos has a chance to succeed in the circuit!

well thats rude:p but gasquet should have won this an hour earlier


btw for a coria fan to ? this match:eek:

leng jai
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
Hilarious match.

keqtqiadv
04-17-2007, 01:05 PM
:zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

Voo de Mar
04-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Most entertaining part of the match was that tight 2nd set tie-breaker (really surprised Verdasco nailed it tbh), with some good shots and also some funny chokes from both.


Gasquet led 5:2 after two mini-breaks then had 5 match points: 6:5 (double fault), 7:6, 9:8, 10:9, 11:10.
What a strange match :shrug: 3 hours 20 minutes.

my0118
04-17-2007, 01:06 PM
even juniors could play better.

Jimnik
04-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Never in doubt. :p

NOBODY outchokes Nando.

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-17-2007, 01:06 PM
comedy central

Clowns :D

Dougie
04-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Tough match. Chokaholics need look no further than this.

:lol: Well, said! Nice win for Gasquet, though.

Xristos
04-17-2007, 01:07 PM
Fernando Verchoko..

refero*fervens
04-17-2007, 01:07 PM
Well, congrats to Gasquet for being the one to make it out of that situation...:lol: 10 and 5 double faults for Richard and Fernando respectively, including on a mp...

jitterbug
04-17-2007, 01:09 PM
The second set tiebreak was :smash: to Pluto and back.

scoobs
04-17-2007, 01:09 PM
Hilarious match. They outchoked each other solidly for 3 hours 20 minutes until Nando claimed the final choke victory in emphatic style.

There was good tennis, atrocious tennis, injury timeouts, more breaks of serve than a WTA tournament and in the end Gasquet had just a bit more.

Deivid23
04-17-2007, 01:11 PM
NOBODY outchokes Nando.

Big truth

Ome
04-17-2007, 01:11 PM
I'm not even sure if I'm glad that Richard wins or the fact that this match is finally over :lol:

:drink: Richard
Nando :hug:

JBdV
04-17-2007, 01:12 PM
What a relief...:woohoo:

Voo de Mar
04-17-2007, 01:12 PM
Verdasco is a special case. Saving 5 match points in the 2nd set then came back from 3:5 (0-30) down to 6:5 (30-0), being two points away from victory, made a couple of unforced errors :o Verdasco :smash:

Sunset of Age
04-17-2007, 01:12 PM
Fernando Verchoko..

:lol:

What an atrocious mess this match was. Chokefest Ahoy', indeed.
Don't think this was any more than qually-material. Shame on both players.

mashamaniac
04-17-2007, 01:12 PM
allez richie! what a ridiculous but long match it was! richie showed how big he is.getting back from being down for more than 3 times in a match is something huge!:wavey:

georgekuo1017
04-17-2007, 01:14 PM
Tough win

jitterbug
04-17-2007, 01:15 PM
allez richie! what a ridiculous but long match it was! richie showed how big he is.getting back from being down for more than 3 times in a match is something huge!:wavey:

I adore Richie, but frankly, in the match just now he dug most of the holes he was in.

vincayou
04-17-2007, 01:16 PM
Phew. Tough match.
The guys left in his draw should be easier if he's not too tired.

wenty
04-17-2007, 01:17 PM
Really close match this...in the end, both won 50% of total points.

v__m
04-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Gasquet ti amo ;)

Vialator
04-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Both players were pathetic.

Pixie
04-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Both gave a true lesson of humility for other headcases on tour : those now know they'll have to work hard to reach this level.

Fedexex
04-17-2007, 01:36 PM
long match!!

Melekhin
04-17-2007, 01:38 PM
what a horriable match to watch

Byrd
04-17-2007, 01:43 PM
This match and the massu & volandri match at the same time almost killed me, too many clowns on the circuit need to go back to the circus.

LinkMage
04-17-2007, 01:48 PM
I'd like to say a fuck you to Gasquet and Verdasco. I skipped a class (from 8am to 10am) today to be able to watch Fed. I woke up at 7.20am and by 7.45am the match was in the middle of the 2nd set, so I figured I'd skip the class. How in hell did these two chokers only finished the match by 10.10am is beyond me. I could have gone to class and return just in time to watch Fed. But knowing my bad luck if I had gone to class, Gasquet would have won easily and Fed's match would have also ended very quickly, and would have missed all. Oh, well. Whatever.

SwiSha
04-17-2007, 01:51 PM
Gave up on Fer a long time ago

vincayou
04-17-2007, 01:53 PM
I think that Gasquet-Verdasco are never good matchs. The one in Toronto was bad as well. Gasquet is too happy to play secure 10m behind the baseline against a guy he knows can explode at every moment.

lisaplenske
04-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Richard made the most difficult by winning a match in which he played very poorly.

The Good from that match is that it will give his confidence back,he need it afterhis loss against youzni at DC
He proved that he didnt give up and fought.

Great play from verdasco,he surprised me in this match,especially on the tie break,he had his chances,sorry forhim but richard wanted it a little bit more perhaps.:hug:

Deivid23
04-17-2007, 02:25 PM
Great play from verdasco,he surprised me in this match,especially on the tie break

U N R E A L

silverwhite
04-17-2007, 02:32 PM
Congrats, Gasquet, he fought hard and hang it tough most of the time and very well done, Verdasco, way to self destruct in both 1st and 2nd sets when serving them out and also blowing a 2-0 40-0 lead and another break up 3-1, 3 ue at 6-5 0-30 in the 3rd :yeah:

Most entertaining part of the match was that tight 2nd set tie-breaker (really surprised Verdasco nailed it tbh), with some good shots and also some funny chokes from both.

I knew Verdasco´s career was going nowhere fast this season but this is getting silly, he´s really getting the better of his choker self every match he plays.

I can´t feel sorry for him despite he fought hard in the end, congrats Fer, you´re undoubtely the biggest tool in tour :retard:

Gasquet also choked away MPs in the 2nd set TB and got broken when he served for the match in the third. :shrug:

Don't think I've ever seen Gasquet serve 10 DFs. :haha:

Puschkin
04-17-2007, 02:37 PM
I have not seen the match, and that certainly saved me some nerves. ;) But a win is a win and the Gasquet of 2005 to mid 2006 would not have won it. So, bravo, Richard.

Deivid23
04-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Gasquet also choked away MPs in the 2nd set TB and got broken when he served for the match in the third. :shrug:


And your point is? Verdasco should have never let him being in that position, blowing 5-3 and 5-4 30-0 in first set, another 5-3 in the second and a 2-0 40-0 lead in the decider, what else do you want? Not even Santa Claus gifts that much. Bottom line is that he outchoked Gasquet big time and ended up losing this, it couldn´t have had a different end with him

Merton
04-17-2007, 02:40 PM
The winner was the one to choke next to last.

silverwhite
04-17-2007, 02:43 PM
And your point is? Verdasco should have never let him being in that position, blowing 5-3 and 5-4 30-0 in first set, another 5-3 in the second and a 2-0 40-0 lead in the decider, what else do you want? Not even Santa Claus gifts that much. Bottom line is that he outchoked Gasquet big time and ended up losing this, it couldn´t have had a different end with him

One break isn't a lot on clay. Moreover, there were plenty of breaks in this match. Plus, you mentioned the lead Verdasco choked in the third set and neglected to add that Gasquet had many opportunities to end it in two. :)

Anyway, I don't see what the fuss is. Both players took their turns to choke and that's that. :)

Kitty de Sade
04-17-2007, 02:45 PM
I wouldn't call it pretty by any stretch, but I am still glad that Gasquet came through, sketchy play or not. A win is a win- good for him. :yeah:

Deivid23
04-17-2007, 02:47 PM
One break isn't a lot on clay. Moreover, there were plenty of breaks in this match. Plus, you mentioned the lead Verdasco choked in the third set and neglected to add that Gasquet had many opportunities to end it in two. :)

When you have 5-4 30-0 on own serve in the first set and you make 4 ue in a row (1st set should have been yours), when you miss a set point on 5-3 in the 2nd on a trivial put away and end up losing the game and committing 5 silly ues in your next service game to level it up at 5 all (second set should have been yours as well) and if this was not enough, when you´re up 2-0 40-0 in the decider and you make 4ues in next 5 points to get broken again (Gasquet himself told Corretja that game was the real key in the match, he was about to give up), then excuse me but there´s no way you can compare the weight of both players´ blown chances

case
04-17-2007, 02:48 PM
...But a win is a win and the Gasquet of 2005 to mid 2006 would not have won it. So, bravo, Richard.

at least one poster gets professional sports.
winning-thats all that counts. :D

gasquet loses and people here say its because he sucks. gasquet wins and people here say the other guy choked.
winning ugly also says something positive about a player. remember verdasco lost ugly. who would you rather be;)

gasquet cant win on mtf:confused:

qoute from eurosport:

"I ran out of gas in the second set and I have to say the Davis Cup defeat against Russia hurt me a lot," Gasquet said afterwards. :banghead: i hope he gives up on dc, seems to be ruining his tennis and destroying his body!;)

"But it is a beautiful tournament here and I had no choice but to win this match." :banghead:

silverwhite
04-17-2007, 03:00 PM
When you have 5-4 30-0 on own serve in the first set and you make 4 ue in a row (1st set should have been yours), when you miss a set point on 5-3 in the 2nd on a trivial put away and end up losing the game and committing 5 silly ues in your next service game to level it up at 5 all (second set should have been yours as well) and if this was not enough, when you´re up 2-0 40-0 in the decider and you make 4ues in next 5 points to get broken again (Gasquet himself told Corretja that game was the real key in the match, he was about to give up), then excuse me but there´s no way you can compare the weight of both players´ blown chances

Glad you got that out of your system. Moving on... :)

JBdV
04-17-2007, 03:13 PM
That BH winner DTL to break back in the 3rd set is what brought Gasquet back into the match, it spurred him on...Without that confidence boost he would have been ready to give up.

Veronique
04-17-2007, 04:24 PM
The match had its brilliant moments. It wasn't all bad.

Pea
04-17-2007, 04:31 PM
Whew, I would've loved to have seen this match. Congrats Richie!:D

tennisgal_001
04-17-2007, 04:54 PM
CHOKEFEST OF THE SEASON! Actually DOUBLE-CHOKEFEST!!!!!

Glad Richie got through and that's it...

Voo de Mar
04-17-2007, 05:01 PM
Actually from psychological point of view very interesting battle :banana: Gasquet is strong mentally - he wasted so many great opportunities and then at 5:6 (0-30) in the third he was so relaxed. On the other hand Verdasco choked at that moment... A good roller coaster between two very talented players.

Byrd
04-17-2007, 05:01 PM
This match was so agonising, I wanted to see Fed yet everytime one of them was in a winning position they decided to turn their brains off.

Invisible
04-17-2007, 05:18 PM
That was one crazy match. I thought the highlight of the match was when Gasquet hit like 4 lets in a row. They were both laughing about it and Verdasco went and sat in the chair. It was cute. I'm surprised it stayed as close as it did after Verdasco's medical time out. It surely wasn't an impressive match by either of them. They both played poorly and it was equal on both sides....just look at the total points won for each of them (138 each). I wanted Verdasco to win and he had his chance to break at the end of the 3rd.......at least it didn't end in a retirement.

danton
04-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Congrats to Gasquet but 3hours 21 on clay - he'll be bloody knackered now - I don't fancy his chances.

Action Jackson
04-18-2007, 02:42 AM
I only saw the last set of this, got to love the comedic aspect of this match.

Scotso
04-18-2007, 02:45 AM
Fernando makes me cry.

+alonso
04-18-2007, 03:02 AM
It is surprising the way Verdasco plays great in a point to just end it with an UE!

sadly It is becoming a pattern on him

guy in sf
04-18-2007, 03:02 AM
Anyone on this forum who uses the word "clown" to describe any player is a clown to me.

W!MBLEDON
04-18-2007, 04:13 AM
All they need is a red ball-shaped nose and some big shoes.