▲▼▲ Indoor Season 2007 ▲▼▲ TMC :eek: [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

▲▼▲ Indoor Season 2007 ▲▼▲ TMC :eek:

Pages : [1] 2 3

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 11:03 AM
1) Metz
2) Vienna
3) Madrid
4) Lyon
5) Paris

Still very tentative. Only thing that's certain is that he'll play the TMS tournaments, IMO. :p

my0118
08-30-2007, 11:06 AM
He won't play in Mumbai? :confused:

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 11:20 AM
Mumbai is played on hardcourts. ;)

my0118
08-30-2007, 11:24 AM
Ah I didn't know that Mumbai is an outdoor. ;)
Please keep it up. Richard. :o

tennis lover
08-30-2007, 12:32 PM
very pretty title, SW! ;)

I'm hopefully going to Madrid but probably not until the weekend so if he makes the semis/final I might be able to see him! :banana: :sobbing:

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 01:52 PM
very pretty title, SW! ;)

I'm hopefully going to Madrid but probably not until the weekend so if he makes the semis/final I might be able to see him! :banana: :sobbing:

:tape: :tape: :tape:

Isn't Bercy nearer for you? :p

Truc
08-30-2007, 03:33 PM
Why are you mentioning Metz since he isn't even on the entry list? Are you in denial or do you have insider informations, SW?

Ome
08-30-2007, 03:36 PM
Why are you mentioning Metz since he isn't even on the entry list? Are you in denial or do you have insider informations, SW?

:spit:

Puschkin
08-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Why are you mentioning Metz since he isn't even on the entry list? Are you in denial or do you have insider informations, SW?

This is all very confusing, on rgnet, Francis Gasquet is quoted, with possibly asking a WC for Metz, but he does not mention Vienna.

I prefer the official lists to Papa's gossip for selfish reasons. ;) But I think everything will depend on the previosu performances, US Open and Mumbai, too early to speculate about that.

Truc
08-30-2007, 03:44 PM
I can't stand that when they ask for a WC although they could have entered the event.
There are so many Frenchies who would love to get those WC for Metz...

Puschkin
08-30-2007, 03:48 PM
I can't stand that when they ask for a WC although they could have entered the event.
There are so many Frenchies who would love to get those WC in Metz...

No need to get embarrassed, Richard will be tired after Mumbai, he won't play Metz (so Edouard can get the WC ;)) and then he will relax, come to Vienna and win the tournament beating Ljubicic in the final. :haha:

:secret: I am sick of Ljubicic winning Vienna.

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 04:53 PM
Why are you mentioning Metz since he isn't even on the entry list? Are you in denial or do you have insider informations, SW?

No. Just better informed. :)

tennis lover
08-30-2007, 05:36 PM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

Isn't Bercy nearer for you? :p
:lol: I know! :sobbing:

I have some friends who are doing their year abroad in Madrid so I thought I'd go to Madrid masters with them. :D

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 05:54 PM
Well, maybe you could go to Bercy as well. :lol:

Mariana_lcf
08-30-2007, 05:58 PM
how many points does richie have to defend??

silverwhite
08-30-2007, 06:07 PM
QF in Metz, title in Lyon, 2nd round in the rest, if I'm not wrong.

tufani
08-30-2007, 10:30 PM
Good luck, Richard!

Truc
08-30-2007, 10:34 PM
No. Just better informed. :)lol
The wild card stories were already posted here, it's not new to me either. But the only thing we know so far is that he hasn't entered Metz, so I would have at least put a question mark for this event. Being so well informed, you surely know what was said in France about him not playing Metz and Lyon this year.

But I guess he will change his plans now after having missed the USO and he will probably try to play as much as possible, ask for WC and enter all the remaining events.

tennis lover
08-30-2007, 11:33 PM
Well, maybe you could go to Bercy as well. :lol:
maybe. I'd love to go to both (it would be a shame to miss Bercy when I am living in the country! :o ) but it all depends on how much money I have and how busy I am with uni work. :awww:

silverwhite
08-31-2007, 03:55 AM
lol
The wild card stories were already posted here, it's not new to me either. But the only thing we know so far is that he hasn't entered Metz, so I would have at least put a question mark for this event. Being so well informed, you surely know what was said in France about him not playing Metz and Lyon this year.

But I guess he will change his plans now after having missed the USO and he will probably try to play as much as possible, ask for WC and enter all the remaining events.

I did say the schedule was tentative. Or do I have to explain what I meant by that? :confused:

silverwhite
09-11-2007, 09:07 AM
Apparently, he has officially committed to Vienna, Madrid and Paris. He will ask for WCs in Metz and Lyon depending on the situation because committing and withdrawing can be a hassle (getting checked by the tournament doctors, etc.) :o

fmolinari2005
09-16-2007, 12:14 AM
How great would it be for Richard to win his first MS tournament at Paris?! Come on Richou!"

RogiFan88
10-05-2007, 02:54 PM
:wavey: fmolinari! ;)

fmolinari2005
10-05-2007, 06:37 PM
:wavey: fmolinari! ;)

:wavey: :wavey: Hello, you bad person! ;)

RogiFan88
10-06-2007, 02:56 AM
:wavey: :wavey: Hello, you bad person! ;)

so Doctor, will Richou beat the "bad person" in Tokyo?? ;)

Allure
10-06-2007, 02:57 AM
so Doctor, will Richou beat the "bad person" in Tokyo?? ;)

He will give Berdych a hard spanking. :devil:

fmolinari2005
10-06-2007, 07:18 PM
so Doctor, will Richou beat the "bad person" in Tokyo?? ;)

He will give Berdych a hard spanking. :devil:

It seems that Allure was right! Bad person was a bad boy, so Richard gave him a hard spanking!!! :devil: :D :D

Actually, Berdych is a nice player. But Richard is nicer! :D :D :D :D

I am telling you guys: the climax of the indoor season will be Gasquet winning Paris TMS and qualifying for the TMC! :D :D :D :D

my0118
10-07-2007, 09:20 AM
Still, he is supposed to play in Vienna? :eek: Any news?
Is he going to be Gonzalez of last year? :eek:

tufani
10-07-2007, 03:37 PM
I hope, he wont play Vienna. It would be really stupid idea, esp. having Nalbandian in the R1.

Invisible
10-07-2007, 06:18 PM
I hope, he wont play Vienna. It would be really stupid idea, esp. having Nalbandian in the R1.

Richie withdrew...the draw has been adjusted. Nalbandian will play against a qualifier (Galvani).

tufani
10-08-2007, 07:42 AM
Oh, thanks God! :) I hope, he will rest on this week.
Now he has enough time to prepare for Madrid.

Ginevra83
10-14-2007, 12:40 PM
Madrid MD
(1)FEDERER, Roger SUI vs BY
MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs QUALIFIER
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS vs QUALIFIER
(13)CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs BYE

(12)LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO vs BYE
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs QUALIFIER
(WC)LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
(7)FERRER, David ESP vs BYE

(4)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs (SE)WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
(16)YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS vs BYE

(11)HAAS, Tommy GER vs BYE
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs MONACO, Juan ARG
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
(5)GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs BYE

(6)BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
ANCIC, Mario CRO vs QUALIFIER
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs FISH, Mardy USA
(10)GASQUET, Richard FRA vs BYE

(14)MOYA, Carlos ESP vs BYE
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs QUALIFIER
(WC)MONTANES, Albert ESP vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(3)DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE

(8)ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs BYE
(WC)DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs STARACE, Potito ITA
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs NALBANDIAN, David ARG
(9)BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE

(15)CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs BYE
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs MURRAY, Andy GBR
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs QUALIFIER
(2)NADAL, Rafael ESP BYE



:wavey:

Rafas_grl
10-14-2007, 01:32 PM
awww with Paulo..

Its not a bad draw actually if u compare it with other players..!

ALLEZ!!!

tufani
10-14-2007, 03:59 PM
Any his opponent might be pretty tired.
Nothing impossible for Richard! ALLEZ Richie!

*Sweet4Richard*
10-14-2007, 05:10 PM
Not too bad of a draw, especially since its a Masters Event. I hope Richard can get through a few rounds. Let's hope he's fully rested (and recovered) from his tournaments before.

Allez!

Schu
10-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Actually pretty good for a Masters Draw. Sorry to see Paulo as potentially his first opponent but I would guess Paulo will be very tired after this week in Moscow and might not make it past Fish.

A possible quarter against Djokovic? Let's hope he makes it that far. Allez Richie!

Allure
10-14-2007, 07:30 PM
Actually pretty good for a Masters Draw. Sorry to see Paulo as potentially his first opponent but I would guess Paulo will be very tired after this week in Moscow and might not make it past Fish.

A possible quarter against Djokovic? Let's hope he makes it that far. Allez Richie!

I don't think he'll beat Blake. Hopefully he proves me wrong. :unsure:

Gul
10-14-2007, 10:51 PM
Plase every one think POSITIVE and give him +NRG

lisaplenske
10-15-2007, 10:35 AM
yes not a bad draw.His concurrents for the master will face each other.Hopefully he will win some matchs especially against blake who got beaten by johansson in stokholm last week.
It all depends on him.Allez!!!

my0118
10-15-2007, 11:05 AM
yes not a bad draw.His concurrents for the master will face each other.Hopefully he will win some matchs especially against blake who got beaten by johansson in stokholm last week.
It all depends on him.Allez!!!


Hopefully he doesn't have to beat blake, Ancic instead. :angel:

linus
10-15-2007, 01:54 PM
Richie, do something better for yourself...

Allez :rocker:

Jozie
10-15-2007, 08:44 PM
Gasquet has the game to beat Blake quite easily, however, I think even Ancic has the potential to beat Blake, as he is finding some form right now. Wouldn't be surprised to see Gasquet play Ancic (and beat him), then meet Djoko in the QF. Just a hunch, but lets see.
Go Richie!!

Schu
10-15-2007, 08:47 PM
It does all depend on Richie. If he's on, he'll be trouble for anyone in the draw but if he's not, it could well be a loss in the first match. He should be rested, confident and I hope he plays the way we know he can.

ALLEZ RICHIE! Time to prove you belong in the Top 10 (actually Top 8).

lisaplenske
10-16-2007, 04:00 PM
hello all:wavey:

would like to see matchs in the madrid tournament, someone let the streaming adresses but it doesnt work:confused:
perhaps I have to download,make something specific?
please help!

my0118
10-16-2007, 04:35 PM
hello all:wavey:

would like to see matchs in the madrid tournament, someone let the streaming adresses but it doesnt work:confused:
perhaps I have to download,make something specific?
please help!

Hmm :scratch: you mean Masters series streaming? It's paying stream, so if you didn't pay for it, you can't watch it.
Maybe you can watch Madrid on Starsports through Sopcast or TVants.

lisaplenske
10-16-2007, 04:51 PM
ah ok!thanks for the info.:)

Thought the links would have given me the matchs for free(idealistic thoughts:smash: :lol: )

Puschkin
10-16-2007, 09:03 PM
Tommy Haas has just lost. Buy Monaco a drink, Richard!:D

Renaud
10-16-2007, 09:04 PM
Monaco :worship:

Schu
10-16-2007, 09:07 PM
Love ya Monaco. Next take out Gonzo

And Richie get past Blake.

Renaud
10-16-2007, 09:08 PM
Love ya Monaco. Next take out Gonzo

And Richie get past Blake.


Better.
I bet mmhhh my mother that Ancic will beat Blake and Almagro will beat Gonzo. :p

Schu
10-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Better.
I bet mmhhh my mother that Ancic will beat Blake and Almagro will beat Gonzo. :p

Yep. I like that better.

But none of this will matter if RIchie doesn't do his part. ALLEZ RICHIE!

silverwhite
10-16-2007, 09:18 PM
Yes, it would be funny if Richard loses to Paulo after all this talk. :lol:

Renaud
10-16-2007, 09:20 PM
Yes, it would be funny if Richard loses to Paulo after all this talk. :lol:

:ras:

Puschkin
10-16-2007, 09:20 PM
Yes, it would be funny if Richard loses to Paulo after all this talk. :lol:
Never! As simple as that. Have faith.

silverwhite
10-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Paulo, if you're reading this: BE A GOOD FRIEND

*julie*
10-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Yes, it would be funny if Richard loses to Paulo after all this talk. :lol:

I am not sure I would find that funny actually... Paulo looked pretty tired in his match.. It would be a waste cos he would lose next round. :o

Puschkin
10-16-2007, 09:29 PM
Paulo, if you're reading this: BE A GOOD FRIEND

No need for friendship. Richard will beat him fair and square as he did in their previous encounters. :D . And no retirement either.

silverwhite
10-16-2007, 09:37 PM
No need for friendship. Richard will beat him fair and square as he did in their previous encounters. :D . And no retirement either.

I just hope he's up to it and won't be too pressured by his Shanghai prospects :o

Schu
10-16-2007, 09:39 PM
No need for friendship. Richard will beat him fair and square as he did in their previous encounters. :D . And no retirement either.

Hope you're right. Richard needs some good match practice (but not too good - O.K. Paulo) on an indoor/altitude court before he faces Blake/Ancic.

Rgask
10-16-2007, 09:41 PM
i just hope riri is in gud physical condition...He has had good rest and an easy math tomorrow..alwayz good to start..Allez....take out all of them...

Schu
10-16-2007, 09:50 PM
I just hope he's up to it and won't be too pressured by his Shanghai prospects :o

Good ole pressure... but his guru Noah has taught him how to be :cool: under pressure (we hope).

JBdV
10-17-2007, 02:06 AM
Allez Richard! :rocker2:

izum
10-17-2007, 09:04 AM
when he will play?

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 09:56 AM
3rd match on Court 1

izum
10-17-2007, 10:03 AM
what is the time?

*julie*
10-17-2007, 11:14 AM
what is the time?

:shrug: it will depend on how the first 2 matches last..

Rgask
10-17-2007, 11:18 AM
is there any live stream for that court...coz i m watching it on orbit espn, which only shows the centre court matches....:(

Mariana_lcf
10-17-2007, 02:09 PM
yea does anybody have a livestream?! espn is only showin centre court...

my0118
10-17-2007, 02:12 PM
Hola Mariana!
Well I think you have to pay to Masters series tv if you want to see his match.

Mariana_lcf
10-17-2007, 02:18 PM
:sad::sad:awww if i only had a credit card hahaha well i guess i'll just have to follow the scoreboard:sad:

Rgask
10-17-2007, 02:24 PM
and wth is up with espn on my TV....i mean, itz all blank ??

Schu
10-17-2007, 03:19 PM
O.K. Berdych just lost to Nalbandian!

Haas,Ferrer and Berdych OUT in Round 2. PLEASE Richie don't fall to the Shanghai hopefuls curse. Hope this inspires him and doesn't make him crumble.

Renaud
10-17-2007, 03:21 PM
O.K. Berdych just lost to Nalbandian!

Haas,Ferrer and Berdych OUT in Round 2. PLEASE Richie don't fall to the Shanghai hopefuls curse. Hope this inspires him and doesn't make him crumble.

Blake Ljubo, and Moya are next out. (Ljubo is sick i heard ;) )
Don't believe too much in del Potro though :sad:
Hope Nalby will do the job tomorrow ;)

my0118
10-17-2007, 03:27 PM
Actually Del Potro should beat Boredo if he gets his head together. But Boredo annyoing consistency is the problem.
Ferrero is doing his job. :cool:

Schu
10-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Right now Richie has to step it up. 5-5. Neither look great - both look nervous. Richie had 1 break point on Paulo at 4-4 - didn't convert and again at 5-5. He looks nervous, tentative, etc. But he is serving pretty - not really in trouble on his serve after down 0-30 in the first game.

ALLEZ RICHIE. Oh, it's a tiebreak.

Schu
10-17-2007, 04:31 PM
AGHHHH ! HE choked away the 1st set! He's up 4-2 (or was it 4-1) in TB after winning 2 points on PHM serve. He can then later serve it out and looses BOTH his service points. Then goes on to loose it 10 - 8.

O.K. TIME TO let loose Richie. ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Schu
10-17-2007, 05:48 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: That was not a pretty sight!

And the Shanghai curse continues ... Maybe Blake and Lubo and Canas and whoever else will go down too.

Credit PHM for being the mentally stronger on the big points and Richie - there's always next year...

Rgask
10-17-2007, 05:55 PM
i hate richiee for the time being.

my0118
10-17-2007, 05:56 PM
At least he didn't choke like Berdych.
I'm so pissed at Gasquet. Does him playing on the logo 'Madrid' or behind it to be defensive really matter to him? It was a great opportunity for him gaining some points because it seems every seed is struggling. Actually against Paulo was not that hard compared to other seeds (Berdych, Moya, Blake..) even though he's currently on fire.

lisaplenske
10-17-2007, 06:02 PM
very disappointed from richard.Great opportunity to get some precious points for shangai.So much hope for this tournament for him.
I'm just sad that he cant overcome the expectations upon him:sad:

congrats to paulo though.He didnt choke HIM.:(

Mariana_lcf
10-17-2007, 06:16 PM
wow very disapointing...:sad: goodbye shanghai

my0118
10-17-2007, 06:23 PM
WTF :haha: Blake is also broken right now. Massacre day of seeds.
Please don't let me have a slight hope for Gasquet making TMC. :tape:

Rgask
10-17-2007, 06:30 PM
gasquet could have gone far in this tourney...but seems his brain farted againn...

Allure
10-17-2007, 06:32 PM
Richard should be embarrassed by his disgusting performance today. Time to quit your day job and go work at McDonalds. But knowing you, you'll probably mess that up too. :rolleyes:

Rgask
10-17-2007, 06:40 PM
Richard should be embarrassed by his disgusting performance today. Time to quit your day job and go work at McDonalds. But knowing you, you'll probably mess that up too. :rolleyes:
hahahahah:worship:

Mariana_lcf
10-17-2007, 06:44 PM
wow i really hope ancic wins this:) ... and i hope djokovic or nadal lose today, just to make up for richie's loss hahaha why richard?! why cant u learn from ur other matches?!!?

Gul
10-17-2007, 06:59 PM
gasquet could have gone far in this tourney...but seems his brain farted againn...

I don't like you. Are you a fan? I don't think so! Go a way

Schu
10-17-2007, 07:00 PM
Richard should be embarrassed by his disgusting performance today. Time to quit your day job and go work at McDonalds. But knowing you, you'll probably mess that up too. :rolleyes:

Whoa - a little harsh there. I'm sure he is crushed. The last few games he looked REALLY, REALLY pissed, as he should have been. UP 40-15 after breaking back to even the second set and hits 4 unforced forehand errors to get broken again :banghead: :smash:

He and Berdych (and maybe Baggy) are fast becoming the lost hopes of the new "baby balls" generation. Meanwhile Nadal, the Joker and even the whinner, Murray are taking the "young guns/baby balls" title which KILLS me cuz I really don't like the 3 of those and really do like 2 of the 3 lost hopes.

He has had high expectations riding on him for years, seems he should be learning to deal with it. Still love him to death :hug: but I am beginning to face the fact that Richie might not be able to break through despite his enormous talent. Still haven't given up yet but ...

Maybe he is just saving up for LYON and Paris and will make a dramatic showing in his home to capture the last spot. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Gul
10-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Richard should be embarrassed by his disgusting performance today. Time to quit your day job and go work at McDonalds. But knowing you, you'll probably mess that up too. :rolleyes:

You work there , because he is a top player ATP . You're nothing just wrote a tx here

Schu
10-17-2007, 07:08 PM
[QUOTE=my0118;6146852]At least he didn't choke like Berdych.
I'm so pissed at Gasquet. Does him playing on the logo 'Madrid' or behind it to be defensive really matter to him? QUOTE]

Obviously not. Until/unless that changes I'm afraid he will not see the Top 10. And the weird thing is that he does well when he plays agressively. His volley and overhead are good and when he hits a flat forehand it can actually be quite good too. YOu know today, his best shot was a drop shot! He had 6 or 7 drop shot winners - how aggressive.

lisaplenske
10-17-2007, 07:24 PM
I miss the Richard of the Past, the RG of Monte Carlo.

Blake lost to Ancic too...

Schu
10-17-2007, 07:45 PM
I miss the Richard of the Past, the RG of Monte Carlo.

Blake lost to Ancic too...

YES. THe other day I was looking at some of the clips from the Federer Monte Carlo match and RIchard was fearless and looked so free on the court. (He still played 3 miles behind the baseline but...)

How bad will Richie crumble if he is still in the running for Shanghai in Paris?

Puschkin
10-17-2007, 08:21 PM
How bad will Richie crumble if he is still in the running for Shanghai in Paris?

The weird thing is that this is a very likely scenario. Many of his competitors did not fare better. Blake, Haas, Moya, Berdych, and Ljubicic just lost the first set.

I was really confident that he would go past PHM easily. But after the first ralleys, it was obvious how tense he was, thus the passive play again. He did more in the second set, but still only occasionally and it was just not good and/or consistent enough. I wonder where the BH down the line was today and the second serve return was a pain, particularly on the BH side.

If one thing pleased me today, it was the clear sign that he was pissed off. That defeat hurt and it should. Time to regroup and start a new. It is still possible.

lisaplenske
10-17-2007, 08:44 PM
lol yes Pushkin,I saw the finish of the match on starsport and the camera went near him and he made a gesture like "leave me alone,get away from here":(

yes he was pissed off and he can be.:o

Schu
10-17-2007, 09:16 PM
YES he was REALLY pissed and rightfully so. I would have broken the camera. Now how can he turn this anger into smart, AGRESSIVE play?

He is still in the running cuz everyone is a headcase today. But I have a really hard time seeing RIchie play better in Paris of all places with a spot in the final 8 on the line. (Lubo - just split, winning the second in a TB.) The head Doctor, Noah, is gonna need to do an emergency house call.

YOu can do it RIchie - think :cool: :cool:

Puschkin
10-17-2007, 09:58 PM
He is still in the running cuz everyone is a headcase today. But I have a really hard time seeing RIchie play better in Paris of all places with a spot in the final 8 on the line. (Lubo - just split, winning the second in a TB.)
Ljubicic just lost too. What a waste, Richard!

Schu
10-17-2007, 10:15 PM
One more to go - Roberado. Paris is gonna be interesting especially if Del Potro helps out. Vamos Del Potro.

Do you think Richard will play Lyon? Or are the potential points too few to risk getting "wron out". It's ashame that getting worn out playing 2 weeks would be a concern for a professional tennis player.

Rgask
10-17-2007, 10:32 PM
i think now that richiee is out, he should go for lyon and paris together...
He should get his game together and play smart...

my0118
10-17-2007, 10:34 PM
One more to go - Roberado. Paris is gonna be interesting especially if Del Potro helps out. Vamos Del Potro.

Do you think Richard will play Lyon? Or are the potential points too few to risk getting "wron out". It's ashame that getting worn out playing 2 weeks would be a concern for a professional tennis player.

Robredo making TMC again is really disgraceful. I sincerely hope Del Potro wins.
Most of seeds who are capable of making Shanghai have fallen off. Their opponents probably are green out of envy because they can't. :lol: I'd thought Richard wouldn't have been one of them. How stupid I was :rolleyes:

BTW when I was watching Richard's game, I realized he didn't much change. It was just the same he has been playing. I hope him to be agressive even if he's making lots of UEs. Today sometimes he hit aggressive shots when there's nothing to lose for him, which was better than watching the logo 'Madrid'.

Puschkin
10-17-2007, 10:34 PM
Do you think Richard will play Lyon? Or are the potential points too few to risk getting "wron out". It's ashame that getting worn out playing 2 weeks would be a concern for a professional tennis player.

I don't know what to think. In the French forum of rg.net, somebody heard an interview, in which Richard mentions blisters (again? :eek:) and knee problems.

I could not see anything in his movement, though.

If it is true, those blisters are worrying me. Can this be a psychological reaction? He always seems to get them before important matches.

my0118
10-17-2007, 10:35 PM
I don't like you. Are you a fan? I don't think so! Go a way

I think you won't dislike him once you see his pics.

*julie*
10-17-2007, 11:02 PM
I think you won't dislike him once you see his pics.

Sorry but I agree with this member.
The thing is I have seen some very harsh comments on Richard and not only from Rgask. Of course, we can criticize the tennis player and his performance but when I read some comments like "Richard should be hanged"... I really don't see any sense of humour. :rolleyes:

Btw, I don't care about his pics.

Gul
10-17-2007, 11:44 PM
Let's unite to support Richard. He needs our support, not harsh criticism, in his difficult times. +NRG

Gul
10-17-2007, 11:45 PM
Sorry but I agree with this member.
The thing is I have seen some very harsh comments on Richard and not only from Rgask. Of course, we can criticize the tennis player and his performance but when I read some comments like "Richard should be hanged"... I really don't see any sense of humour. :rolleyes:

Btw, I don't care about his pics.

Thank You!+NRG

Schu
10-17-2007, 11:49 PM
Not the blisters AGAIN! Got to be some kind of stress reaction. He really needs to chill...

BTW Del Potro is halfway to making it a total massacare of the Masters contenders today.

Allure
10-18-2007, 12:32 AM
When seeds drop, Richie is never the exception, always the rule. :o I bet some unseeded low ranked journeyman will win this tournament. I'll go with Del Potro.

Schu
10-18-2007, 12:42 AM
Well Paris will be fun. Robredo went down too! Gonzo is the only contender who added any points in Mardid. Looks like one spot (I think Gonzo will make it) for Haas, Blake, Richard, Berdych, Robredo, Moya and maybe Lubo to fight it out. Then with the way things are going guess there is the chance someone else comes from nowhere to do really well in Madrid and Paris (Paulo ? - What's the chance?).

Allure
10-18-2007, 12:47 AM
Well Paris will be fun. Robredo went down too! Gonzo is the only contender who added any points in Mardid. Looks like one spot (I think Gonzo will make it) for Haas, Blake, Richard, Berdych, Robredo, Moya and maybe Lubo to fight it out. Then with the way things are going guess there is the chance someone else comes from nowhere to do really well in Madrid and Paris (Paulo ? - What's the chance?).

I have a feeling a lot of seeds will drop in Paris too. :scared:

my0118
10-18-2007, 12:50 AM
Sorry but I agree with this member.
The thing is I have seen some very harsh comments on Richard and not only from Rgask. Of course, we can criticize the tennis player and his performance but when I read some comments like "Richard should be hanged"... I really don't see any sense of humour. :rolleyes:

Btw, I don't care about his pics.

You took my comments seriously, I was joking. :lol:
BTW I don't think Rgask said about Gasquet too harshly.
Like you said I also think "Richard should be hanged" crosses a bit of the line, but 'brain fart' is usually commented by many people.

Allure
10-18-2007, 12:50 AM
Mia I have to tell you something. :eek:

my0118
10-18-2007, 12:52 AM
What's that? :eek:

Allure
10-18-2007, 12:55 AM
I'll pm you. :o

my0118
10-18-2007, 01:29 AM
:haha: I pmed you back :hug:

*Sweet4Richard*
10-18-2007, 02:52 AM
Shame Richard lost :sad:

my0118
10-18-2007, 10:07 AM
Well I just saw it, didn't know that Rgask said the 'hang' thing :o

Truc
10-19-2007, 05:08 PM
He has confirmed he will play in Lyon.
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20071019_172107Dev.html

my0118
10-19-2007, 05:19 PM
He has confirmed he will play in Lyon.
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20071019_172107Dev.html

Thank Truc and nice to hear that.
I guess he really thinks making the TMC is important for him.

Schu
10-19-2007, 05:37 PM
Thank Truc and nice to hear that.
I guess he really thinks making the TMC is important for him.

Good to hear. The knee and blister must not be that bad.

If he wants to play decent tennis he better have the "blow it off" attitude about TMS.

Rgask
10-19-2007, 06:12 PM
nice to know...the draw for lyon must be out by now..rite ??

Allure
10-19-2007, 06:19 PM
He always get blisters. :sad: :rolleyes:

Truc
10-19-2007, 06:20 PM
Yes, the draw is here, he plays a qualifier in the 1st round and he might play Tsonga in the 2nd round:
http://www.gptennislyon.com/pages/fr/11/les-resultats.html

my0118
10-19-2007, 06:23 PM
Yes, the draw is here, he plays a qualifier in the 1st round and he might play Tsonga in the 2nd round:
http://www.gptennislyon.com/pages/fr/11/les-resultats.html

Haas vs Andreev, Nice. :devil:

lisaplenske
10-19-2007, 06:27 PM
hopefully shu he will follow your advise, take it less seriously,relax and have fun richard for the end of this season!

Rgask
10-19-2007, 06:29 PM
Haas vs Andreev, Nice. :devil:
:worship:

Allure
10-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Since it's in France he might have a little bit pressure but hopefully he'll win his second title this year.

EternalxJourney
10-20-2007, 10:02 AM
how far does he need to go at Lyron or Paris in order to qualify for TMS?

Allure
10-20-2007, 07:19 PM
Richie is playing three tournies in a row. Madrid, Lyon, and Paris. Then a week after is Shanghai. :eek:

Schu
10-20-2007, 10:35 PM
Well I wouldn't exactly call his one match in Madrid, playing a tournament. But if by some miracle he does make it to Shanghai, he'll probably be pretty worn out because that would mean he went very far in Lyon and Paris.

Just hope he finishes the season on a very positive note, enjoys playing the last two tournaments and does not get injured - then all is possible...

Allure
10-20-2007, 10:37 PM
Yeah I feel embarrassed writing in Madrid as he loss his first match. :o But he still played. :p

silverwhite
10-21-2007, 01:45 AM
Richie is playing three tournies in a row. Madrid, Lyon, and Paris. Then a week after is Shanghai. :eek:

:tape:

Anyway, I don't think Shanghai starts immediately after Paris. It starts on Saturday or something. :scratch:

Allure
10-21-2007, 02:07 AM
:tape:

Anyway, I don't think Shanghai starts immediately after Paris. It starts on Saturday or something. :scratch:

According to ATPtennis.com, Paris ends Nov 4 and Shanghai starts on the 12th so that's why I said a week after. ;)

my0118
10-21-2007, 03:03 AM
Practically only one spot is left. But I think it will be so much competitve. None of players who are capable of taking the spot couldn't hold their nerve. Gonzalez was lucky to play first of the day. So we never know.

However he could go as an alternative. :shrug:

Allure
10-21-2007, 03:12 AM
If he goes to Shanghai as an alternative, we have to make sure the others can't play if you know what I mean Mia. ;)

my0118
10-21-2007, 03:19 AM
:haha:

Allure
10-21-2007, 03:29 AM
A) kidnap the 8th place player and whoever ranked above him and lock them in a closet

B) Put poisoning in their food so they'll have diarrhea for a week

C) Hire a hitman

*Sweet4Richard*
10-21-2007, 04:20 AM
Good Luck Richie in Lyon. :woohoo:

EternalxJourney
10-22-2007, 04:27 AM
is noah still helping richard?

in any case, i hope he does us proud at lyon cus i can't take his dumb choking left and right anymore. give us something to smile about, richard!!

tufani
10-22-2007, 10:10 AM
Well, good luck, Richie! Do your best and try to win the title! Shanghai awaits.

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Richard defeats C. Rochus 7-6 6-3, hitting 23 :eek: aces.

Nevertheless, the beginning was tough. Rochus did not play poorly and Richard was tense. Rochus gifted him the TB with a DF. More aggression by Richard in the second set, he had many break chances at 2-2, but did not convert them. But instead of getting frustrated, he won his own serve easily and was inspired in Rochus' next service game, breaking him to love, hitting some glorious BH winners on the way. The rest was a formality, with Richard breaking Rochus once more.

silverwhite
10-24-2007, 04:45 PM
What a struggle :help:

RINKY
10-24-2007, 05:11 PM
i have not watched his play since wimbledon but he played much worse than my expectation and to be honest, i thought rochus's game was more beautiful than richard's in the first set:rolleyes:

Allez-Ollie
10-24-2007, 05:56 PM
He said his knees and elbow have been bothering him since last week, so I guess that explains why he was so far below his normal level.

Source:http://www.inside-tennis.net/tennis-news_3107_Below-par-Gasquet-fends-off-Christophe-Rochus.html

He can only get better. Allez!

Christophe :hug:

Allure
10-24-2007, 06:04 PM
I saw the second set and Richard hit some nice shots to get the break. Hopefully he can keep his form up.

my0118
10-24-2007, 06:51 PM
I didn't watch the match, but seemed tighter than I had expected.
He will face Tsonga, hopefully Tsonga beats himself as usual. If Tsonga gets his head together, I kind of expect that Richie will be really struggling.

Allez Richard.

Rgask
10-24-2007, 07:08 PM
gasuqet was good i thought...And rochus was playing very good too..
The best sign is that gasquet is close to the base-line while recieving and on the 2nd serves he comes in and attacks....Really good stuff...Allez....beat Baby-ali..

Schu
10-24-2007, 07:46 PM
Whew! Sounds like the first set was a winning ugly sort of set - but good thing is he won when not playing well. Hopefully he will feel a little more relaxed after a tense first set and play a good match against Tsonga (he'll need to). ALLEZ RICHIE!!

*julie*
10-24-2007, 08:39 PM
Whew! Sounds like the first set was a winning ugly sort of set - but good thing is he won when not playing well. Hopefully he will feel a little more relaxed after a tense first set and play a good match against Tsonga (he'll need to). ALLEZ RICHIE!!

Yes... he has been very lucky Rocus offered him a df at crucial time to give him a set point. I don't know what would have happened without this gift.

Anyway, he played better in the second from 2-2 to the end. Hopefully, Richard will be fit and move well tomorrow. The good thing is his serve was here today.

Good luck tomorrow ! :worship:

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 08:51 PM
Yes... he has been very lucky Rocus offered him a df at crucial time to give him a set point. I don't know what would have happened without this gift.

Anyway, he played better in the second from 2-2 to the end. Hopefully, Richard will be fit and move well tomorrow. The good thing is his serve was here today.

:topic: You should watch the Fabrice match right now. http://www.tlm.fr/

*julie*
10-24-2007, 09:01 PM
:topic: You should watch the Fabrice match right now. http://www.tlm.fr/

I am watching it ;) I hope Fab will hold!

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 09:19 PM
I am watching it ;) I hope Fab will hold!

:topic: :worship: fabrice, but Roddick's return. :o

Jozie
10-24-2007, 10:27 PM
Well done to Richie. From what I understand was not pretty in first set. According to statistics, Richie served 23 Aces in the match. With A-Rod out (thanks to the Magician), the draw looks attractive. Good luck Richie. Please go all the way ... please.

Allure
10-24-2007, 10:36 PM
I betted $1000 on Roddick but I am happy he is out. But I did wish to see a rematch between Richie and Andy. ;)

JBdV
10-24-2007, 10:36 PM
Not the most impressive opening round, but hopefully he can find form as the week goes on. Tomorrow's match against Tsonga won't be easy though, good luck Richard!

*Sweet4Richard*
10-25-2007, 03:35 AM
Nice, solid win against Rochus today!
Tsonga is going to be tough, but I do hope Richard can win :yeah:

Vialator
10-25-2007, 07:56 PM
Tsonga won by 6-4 6-4
Long time I haven't watch Richard, and well he hasn't changed at, always the same fighting spirit... :lol:

my0118
10-25-2007, 08:02 PM
Yeah actually Gasquet not played that bad.
Net play from Tsonga really let him down.
Well but it's true, I don't think there's fighting spirit in his mind.

Allure
10-25-2007, 08:03 PM
Maybe Richard is saving his energy for Paris. :p

Schu
10-25-2007, 08:09 PM
:o 2nd set serving 4-4 and gets down 0-40. RICHIE you can do better than that!:bigcry:

The #1 in France isn't even going to be #1 in France much longer at this rate. Guess he is just saving it up for Paris :rolleyes:

Not thinking about Shanghia any more but his ranking for AO could slip below 16 and then seeding is a problem...

Turn it on for Paris!!!

my0118
10-25-2007, 08:36 PM
:o 2nd set serving 4-4 and gets down 0-40. RICHIE you can do better than that!:bigcry:

The #1 in France isn't even going to be #1 in France much longer at this rate. Guess he is just saving it up for Paris :rolleyes:

Not thinking about Shanghia any more but his ranking for AO could slip below 16 and then seeding is a problem...

Turn it on for Paris!!!

Well if he keeps losing like that, seeding won't matter.
Actually I'm not disappointed by today's play of his because Tsonga played really well. I've never seen Tsonga keep his levels up until the match was finished.
And Richard didn't play far behind the baseline. Well his forehand was also good. What's wrong with that then? Well.. he should've fought more than he used to or changed the tactics (really he couldn't do anything about Tsonga's playing at the net) even though Tsonga was rock solid.
And that attitude, he said in interview that he wouldn't have won in the next round and he should've got into the SF to qualify for Shanghai. :rolleyes:

I don't know.. I'm just frustrated by his result yet again. I guess my hope for Gasquet should be set up like towards Nalbandian's.

*julie*
10-25-2007, 09:10 PM
It seems Richard really stimulates the other french players lately. :tape:

I only saw the end of first set and the second. It was a very good match with great winners. Richard didn't play badly. Tsonga was just better today. Deserved win.

I am not disappointed cos I don't care about Shangai. All I want to see is Richard doing well and going far at Bercy... at least further than the previous years.. (ie the quarters) But he will never do it with the weight of this qualification in his mind. So lets forget about it and hopefully without the pressure, Richard will take pleasure in playing. Lets hope he will have a good draw too.

As for the ranking, I may be too positive at times, but despite this loss and last weeks, I really can't see any other french players better ranked than him. Richard is the less inconsistent of them all. :tape:

MariaV
10-25-2007, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the reports, I'm still a little disappointed with the result. :o :sad:
I truly hope he'll do better in Paris. *trying to stay positive*

Schu
10-26-2007, 12:34 AM
I didn't see any of the match and only saw the last 3 games on a messed up scoreboard. How did he play? If it was agressive and not that defensive mess, then at least he was trying to do what he has to do.

And what was he talking about in the interview - not winning the next round - was his knee too bad??

I think I'll have to drop my expectations (as my0118 says) and approach his matches as I do my other favorite, Nalbandian -- don't ever expect anything, even after good match or two or even a good tournament and anything will be a pleasant surprise.


Don't have much hope for Richie to make Shanghai but it will REALLY REALLY KILL ME if Murray makes it to Shanghai.

Just hope his nagging injuries get beter and he remembers how to play his game with the joy and fearlessness that he once had.

my0118
10-26-2007, 02:42 AM
I didn't see any of the match and only saw the last 3 games on a messed up scoreboard. How did he play? If it was agressive and not that defensive mess, then at least he was trying to do what he has to do.

And what was he talking about in the interview - not winning the next round - was his knee too bad??

I think I'll have to drop my expectations (as my0118 says) and approach his matches as I do my other favorite, Nalbandian -- don't ever expect anything, even after good match or two or even a good tournament and anything will be a pleasant surprise.

Don't have much hope for Richie to make Shanghai but it will REALLY REALLY KILL ME if Murray makes it to Shanghai.

Just hope his nagging injuries get beter and he remembers how to play his game with the joy and fearlessness that he once had.

Firstly he didn't play bad at all. Just one break in the first set punished him. And in the second, I guess the pressure let him down and get broken. Aside from those, from what I saw, he held his serves quite well. But the problem was he couldn't do much anything on Tsonga's serves. He didn't even get a single break point. Tsonga played really well especially doing volleys.

And I read what he had said during interview on GM. He said his elbows bothered him (but I don't know.. I thought his served quite well) and it looked like he's not totally unsatisfied with the result because he also said he could've lost in the next round even if he had won against Tsonga. And I think he thought he must work hard to qualify for Shanghai...

I don't think Murray will qualify imho. Berdych will be more capable of making it. However, for me, I'm disappointed not because I do so much care about Shanghai (of course it would be great if he made it and winning is not totally unrelated to qualifying for TMC), but because I'm worried that he will have no progress next year as well.. like this year. It seems he doesn't believe in himself. I'm usually annoyed by players consistency without big weapons, but Richard is too vulnerable.

Yeah I should not expect too much from him. I'll have to be satisfied with one or two big wins or a small title, accepting the fact that he is no fighter.

Allure
10-26-2007, 02:54 AM
The problem with Richard imo is that although his best>>>everyone else's best (bar Federer) his worst is worser than many else's worst. Another way to put it: When he plays great he can beat almost anyone, but he seems to have trouble beating people when he is playing poorly. Djokovic and Nadal can beat people playing on their average level. That's why they are champions.

my0118
10-26-2007, 03:08 AM
I think he could even push Federer when he's on fire... He's one of the rare players who can outhit Federer imo. I think the reason he can't beat someone when he's playing poorly or his opponent is on fire is he doesn't fight enough to beat.

Allure
10-26-2007, 03:21 AM
I think he could even push Federer when he's on fire... He's one of the rare players who can outhit Federer imo. I think the reason he can't beat someone when he's playing poorly or his opponent is on fire is he doesn't fight enough to beat.

Exactly Mia. It's not that he doesn't have the weapons. But when he is playing poorly (or his opponent is on fire) he starts to lose confidence and give up. Nadal and Djoke even when they are playing average, they still have that belief and never give up on points. If Gasquet increases his confidence, he can still win at 60% if he wanted. Same with Safin. When he is playing great he can beat Federer. But when he sucks, he really sucks.

RINKY
10-26-2007, 10:30 AM
Richard...:sobbing:
i predicted this result after watching your first round match ...but...it still hurts:sad:

*Sweet4Richard*
10-26-2007, 03:51 PM
Richard :sad:

Schu
10-26-2007, 07:33 PM
:p Top half of Paris draw - can you believe it. Will he play?

[1] Federer vs BYE
Verdasco vs Karlovic
Almagro vs Nalbandian
BYE vs [14] Moya

[12] Berdych vs BYE
Mathieu vs Ancic
Tursunov vs Fish
BYE vs [5] Ferrer

[3] Djokovic vs BYE
Santoro vs Montanes
Nieminen vs Monaco
BYE vs [15] Murray

[10] Gasquet vs BYE
Tsonga vs Grosjean
Q vs Mahut
BYE vs [6] Blake

Allure
10-26-2007, 07:35 PM
He could lose to anyone of those. :o

my0118
10-26-2007, 07:42 PM
I think Roger will withdraw.. Djokovic will either do as well or tank for preparing masters cup.. But it doesn't matter. I just hope that he could revenge on Tsonga if he plays and has a chance.

Allure
10-26-2007, 08:00 PM
From interviews and articles Richard doesn't seem to too enthusiastic about Paris and he mentions about his injuries. I'm hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. :o

silverwhite
10-27-2007, 03:35 AM
This looks a lot like the Madrid draw.

williaer
10-27-2007, 04:08 AM
Why does Richard ALWAYS have to play another Frenchman early on??? :(

Rgask
10-27-2007, 09:21 AM
i think if richard decides to play, he'll beat tsonga...

*Sweet4Richard*
10-28-2007, 02:48 AM
Interesting draw with a lot of the different match-ups.

If Richard does play, I hope the best for him so he can have a nice last tournament of 2007. :)

eck
10-28-2007, 05:49 AM
who is a much more worthy (and bad for him) opponent?
The person who beat him at his defending tournament, or the one that has 50/50 of taking the title name :o

my0118
10-29-2007, 05:37 AM
Both of them are worthy.

JBdV
10-31-2007, 01:04 AM
I don't know what to expect tomorrow, but this year Richard produced his best results when I least expected it, and on the back of poor form. Good luck to him for tomorrow.

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:16 PM
No matter what on earth is against him, VAMOS Richard!!!

Schu
10-31-2007, 04:26 PM
O.K. he's got the jinx red/black, U.S. hardcourt shirt on -- hope it brings better luck and the red means he's ready to :fiery: ALLEZ RICHIE!!

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:30 PM
Plus a black hat. I think he's trying to refresh.

Schu
10-31-2007, 04:36 PM
Plus a black hat. I think he's trying to refresh.

and white, not black shorts - it looks very nice. It's a new image, a black hat not the nice guy white hat...

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:39 PM
But he got broken :o :o

Schu
10-31-2007, 04:41 PM
Richie is playing nervous - just got broken 1-2 and Tsonga is cruising through his serves. COME ON RICHIE! KEEP FIGHTING, 1-4 looks bad but it's just one break.

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:44 PM
I don't know what exactly Richard should do against Tsonga. He's just bashing the balls. I hope Tsonga destructs himself. :o

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Yes!! Broke back!!

Allure
10-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Three amazing passing shots for the break. :eek:

my0118
10-31-2007, 04:54 PM
Yes he hadn't passed Tsonga last week. But he's doing some, great.

Schu
10-31-2007, 04:55 PM
I don't know what exactly Richard should do against Tsonga. He's just bashing the balls. I hope Tsonga destructs himself. :o

He just did -- Richie broke at LOVE with a couple of good shots and some misses from Tsonga. He looks more confident now. And what about those horrible lines calls. 2 point in a row Richie challenges a line call and was right.

Time for another BREAK Richie

Allure
10-31-2007, 04:56 PM
I think he doesn't want to embarrass himself in front of the French crowd. The fact that he broke by hitting winners (and not by another player's mistakes) shows me that he wants it and he is fighting. :)

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:02 PM
Yes he looks determint and agressive.
He holds! 5 all

Allure
10-31-2007, 05:08 PM
Amazing passing shot just now. :eek: Great shots from both players. Gasquet has great eyes. He wins almost all of his challenges. Also shows how great the umpire is.

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:09 PM
He breaks :woohoo: :woohoo:
Serve it out!!!

Schu
10-31-2007, 05:16 PM
Served out the set at LOVE!!!

Now put the screws the Tsonga who started to pile up the UE at the end. Did you see the 1st set stats? Richie had 7 UE and only 6 winners but they were at just the right time. KEEP fighting Richie, and keep the pressure on Tsonga who could fold with a little more!!!

Allure
10-31-2007, 05:22 PM
This match is really good. At first I thought Gasquet would just give up but he fought back nicely and hit some good winners. :worship:

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:23 PM
Yes I'm really satisfied because he's really being agressive and defensive right on time. That's the way the match whould go when he's doing!!

The commentator said during Murray's match he's doing really well when he's agressive, but sometimes he's too passive. I think this is the same for Gasuqet.

Allure
10-31-2007, 05:28 PM
Great shot around the net post by Gasquet. Tsonga just hit an amazing shot right now.

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:30 PM
:spit: did you watch the shot from Gasquet? :worship:
Amazing game from Richard. 2 all

Allure
10-31-2007, 05:32 PM
Yeah. Richard is playing beyond my expectations. I have a feeling he might go far in this tournament. And the crowd loves him too. :D

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:36 PM
He should keep doing for that.
He should keep agressive, defensive when he has to and keep fighting even the things don't go to his way! And most of all, Got to be confident!

Allure
10-31-2007, 05:42 PM
With Djoke out and Federer tired, Gasquet has a real chance to win and qualify for Shanghai. ;)

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:52 PM
Okay hold and win in TB!!

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:53 PM
15:30 :scared:

Schu
10-31-2007, 05:56 PM
2nd set tiebreak - Time for Tsonga to miss a few 1st serves and bash a few forehands in the net....

my0118
10-31-2007, 05:57 PM
3:0!!

my0118
10-31-2007, 06:03 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :aparty: :worship:

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 06:08 PM
Bravo, Richard. I joined when he broke in the first set. Good timing! :D Early in the second set, some good play by Richard and for the rest no trembling. Well done!

Schu
10-31-2007, 06:10 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: WHEW!! 7-5, 7-6! Great tie break from RIchard. He really did want this one.

Saw him throw his sweatband into the crowd at the end - next time how about a little Nole action and try the shirt. Most impressive thing about the match today was that he kept fighting till the end even though he wasn't at his best (winners and unforced errors were exactly the same number) he played the big points well. And he played SMART - AGGRESSIVE (Yes, I said aggressive) and defensive at the right times. GOOD JOB RICHIE!!

Getta
10-31-2007, 06:10 PM
Well done Richie ! :yeah:

Keep going!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Rgask
10-31-2007, 06:17 PM
With Djoke out and Federer tired, Gasquet has a real chance to win and qualify for Shanghai. ;)

i agree badly.....he just needs to be confident and thats it...
coz i think tsonga was quite hard...so c'mon riri.....Win it..:devil:

silverwhite
10-31-2007, 06:23 PM
Yes he hadn't passed Tsonga last week. But he's doing some, great.

The Lyon court was super-fast. Bercy is usually on fast carpet but they changed it to hardcourts that can take spin well thanks to Fed and Nadal. :angel:

silverwhite
10-31-2007, 06:24 PM
Bravo, Richard. I joined when he broke in the first set. Good timing! :D Early in the second set, some good play by Richard and for the rest no trembling. Well done!

I missed the beginning of both sets. :o

fmolinari2005
10-31-2007, 06:48 PM
Bravo, Richard. I joined when he broke in the first set. Good timing! :D Early in the second set, some good play by Richard and for the rest no trembling. Well done!

I see you caught me red handed on the "who will win Paris" thread!

Please Richard. I have a simple request: you win Paris TMS beating Federer and whoever is on the other side of the draw. Pretty please!

(Dont tell our RF.com friends! ;) Not that I am not cheering for Roger, but if Richou meets Fed at Paris, I wont be sad if Gasquet wins it)

Jozie
10-31-2007, 06:58 PM
Just loved when Richard got really angry after first break in first set. I really believed from then on, he was not going to let go of this match. From then on, he really was "Poetry in Motion". Don't care what people have to say about Richard's forehand, his backhand is magnificent. He showed true fighting spirit ... Keep it up ...

Ome
10-31-2007, 07:14 PM
Best of luck next match, Richard :bounce:

I enjoy watching the match today so thank you :yeah:

Gul
10-31-2007, 08:07 PM
ilove you.......... You're my hero +NRG
you'll win PARIS that's it.......& You'll go to Shanghai!
+NRG +NRG +NRG

Gul
10-31-2007, 08:11 PM
Bravo, Richard. I joined when he broke in the first set. Good timing! :D Early in the second set, some good play by Richard and for the rest no trembling. Well done!

You're so nice person love u Thanks you're so + ......

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 08:16 PM
I see you caught me red handed on the "who will win Paris" thread!

;)

Please Richard. I have a simple request: you win Paris TMS beating Federer and whoever is on the other side of the draw. Pretty please!(Dont tell our RF.com friends! ;)

:haha: If this is going to happen, I would even write it over there. Roger would understand. :angel: ;)

*Sweet4Richard*
11-01-2007, 03:31 AM
Richard :woohoo: Good win today!

silverwhite
11-01-2007, 04:42 AM
Some of you people are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too optimistic :help:

tufani
11-01-2007, 08:38 AM
Good luck, Richard, against Blake! ALLEZ!

Gul
11-01-2007, 09:53 AM
Some of you people are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too optimistic :help:

Why not ? You can't talk like that. if i m talk +. You're not happy this forum because some " People" too optimistic go way...................I dont wont you here because i want give him all + things.

my0118
11-01-2007, 10:04 AM
:spit:

JBdV
11-01-2007, 11:21 AM
Good luck today Richard, but I don't want to see him stay passive and wait for Blake to make errors, go out there and make things happen for yourself Richie :rocker2:

my0118
11-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Cast a spell, cast a spell, cast a spell..
He'll be playing in about 10 minutes!

my0118
11-01-2007, 04:54 PM
Blake is returning really well. :tape:

Schu
11-01-2007, 04:59 PM
Blake is cruising through his serve games and Richard is fighting off break points on his games - but the good news is that he is fighting and still holding serve. Hey Richard just won a service game at love - getting in the grove now.

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:04 PM
Schu I thought you are Blake's fan as well. :lol:
Yeeesssss!! He breaks!!

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Richard BROKE! He's serving for the set at 5-4. Seems Richard got fired up after a tough service game hold. POsitve vibes ....

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:06 PM
Schu I thought you are Blake's fan as well. :lol:
Yeeesssss!! He breaks!!

Yea, but Richie is #1 for me (then Nalbo).

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:08 PM
He serves out the 1st set at LOVE!! Stay focused Richie. He's in the grove now - don't let Blake in.

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:08 PM
Yea, but Richie is #1 for me (then Nalbo).

You have such a great taste #1 and #2 :angel:
I'm also excited about Nalbo's match.

He won a set. :woohoo: :woohoo:

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:17 PM
He's playing really well :hearts:
And his return is getting better and better!!
He breaks!!

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Richie broke Blake - 1st game of 2nd set after about 5 deuces! Richie's backhand is starting to fire (and his forehand ain't looking too bad either).

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:19 PM
okay it's just one break, focus Richard. :(

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:22 PM
What a hold for Richie - down 0-40 and plays 5 great points to hold. STAY FOCUSED!!!

Mariana_lcf
11-01-2007, 05:24 PM
anybody know where i can see this match?? my espn has decided to televise a football match :sad: pleaseeeee

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:28 PM
Hey Mariana long time no see!
Paid livestream :shrug:

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:31 PM
Okay, Blake worked hard. Hold Richard. :)

Mariana_lcf
11-01-2007, 05:33 PM
haha yea i kno:sad: i havent been here in a while :(
ugh that sucks... well i hope someone can upload the match later, i'll just follow the scoreboard:sad:

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:33 PM
anybody know where i can see this match?? my espn has decided to televise a football match :sad: pleaseeeee

Don't ya love ESPN. Paid livestream is all I know - Is it on www.tennisforms.com??. But hey My and I will keep you posted.

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:36 PM
Omg bp :help:

Mariana_lcf
11-01-2007, 05:36 PM
hehe thanx Schu! how is he playing? still playing miles behind the baseline? how is his forehand??

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:37 PM
Broken. :o :o :sad:

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:37 PM
S#*T - sloppy service game from Richard and he looses his serve.2-2. Get back on focus

Mariana_lcf
11-01-2007, 05:38 PM
ay.... my scoreboard froze... great hahaha
break back richie please

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:38 PM
He let Blake get back in the match.
He's starting to make many errors.
Keep focused Richard!!!

Schu
11-01-2007, 05:41 PM
hehe thanx Schu! how is he playing? still playing miles behind the baseline? how is his forehand??

Up until 2 games ago - he was playing very well once he got in the grove - yes, he's been pretty far behind the baseline but not quite as far as he can be and is coming in with pretty good success. Forehand has some great shots and some bad misses. Looked like he was about to take off but then he had a lapse and its getting hairy...

my0118
11-01-2007, 05:43 PM
this game is so crucial. he must hold this game, then got to regroup.