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Truc
09-12-2008, 10:31 AM
To stop cluttering up the chat thread with my livescoring posts.

It's been a break fest so far, he just broke again to love, *4-1, it would be nice to hold for a change, Poussin (or to hold without saving any BP).

Truc
09-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Broken. :fiery:
That's not funny anymore, he wasn't broken once against Montanes and today he can't hold to save his life.

Truc
09-12-2008, 10:37 AM
He breaks again. :o
Break Points Saved: 0/4 for Serra. :tape: I imagine the comments in the Gamblers thread - WTA match, mugs...

Truc
09-12-2008, 10:42 AM
He holds. Without facing any BP. 6-2 in 30 minutes. :worship:

Truc
09-12-2008, 10:43 AM
Serra's stats for this set:
1st serve points won: 1/6 (17%), 2nd serve points won: 0/11 (0%)

He has won one point on his serve during the whole set? :rolls:

Ome
09-12-2008, 10:57 AM
Fran :wavey:

:awww: Poor sleepy Flo! :lol:
Gilles :rocker2:

Truc
09-12-2008, 11:01 AM
Hou, somebody is posting in my private thread. :lol:
Poor Sandra who is there cheering for Flo, it must have been a shocking 1st set. :tape:

Gilles one break up, *3-2.

Truc
09-12-2008, 11:06 AM
BP Flo, Poussin is annoying me big time today...

Broken. :silly: What an idiot.

guille&tati4life
09-12-2008, 11:08 AM
Break back now Gilles! :fiery: Or else!

Truc
09-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Thank you Flo for that DF since Gillou was obviously not able to take his stupid BP otherwise.

*4-3, ALLEZ!

Truc
09-12-2008, 11:20 AM
He holds!!!!
5-3*, I suggest a break now.

Truc
09-12-2008, 11:23 AM
Another great service game of Flo to finish the match. :lol:

OK, nice scoreline since he always had tight matches against Flo in the past, but it's not normal to struggle that much on his serve.
He needs to hold tomorrow, especially if he plays Navarro who is apparently serving well.

jitterbug
09-12-2008, 12:00 PM
I missed the match :silly:

46% vs 44% first serve percentages :tape:

Truc
09-13-2008, 11:53 AM
Yes, I'm really a bit worried for that match because of his poor serving yesterday.

I think you are supposed to wear the black shorts with the yellow/black shirt, Gilles. Not the white ones. ^^

1st S&V, but BP Chucho already...

Broken. :o

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:00 PM
:help: 2-0, so many ridiculous UE from the baseline.

He has a weird face today, he looks like he just woke up. Or is he just tense?

Puschkin
09-13-2008, 12:01 PM
May your man do better than the first Frenchie today! :o :wavey:

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:05 PM
He's doing even worse than Ritchie in the 1st set so far! It's been a while I haven't seen Poussin play so poorly.
DF to give Chucho a double break.

Puschkin
09-13-2008, 12:06 PM
He's doing even worse than Ritchie in the 1st set so far!
I can hardly imagine that, I know what I have seen. :o

*Raine
09-13-2008, 12:17 PM
May your man do better than the first Frenchie today! :o :wavey:

I hope so :sad:. I wanted an all Frenchie final.


:rocker2:Come on Gilles, make my day.

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:24 PM
Si si, he was worse, I saw Richard's match too!
He played two better games to come back from 3-0 to 3-2, but he's looking so tight and grumpy - Tulasne always says he is too cool before his matches, he definitely isn't today!

He's doing really well at the net today, hasn't missed any volley so far (Chucho reached one of the dropshots and made the point, but it wasn't really Gillou's fault). But still so many UE from the baseline and poor returning, we need one more rebreak. :(

The music during the change-overs must be so annoying for the players. :silly:

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:28 PM
That was a nice little sample of French swearwords.

5-3*, try to hold without facing any BP to begin with, please...

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:37 PM
http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif One SP saved.
He's still looking a bit weird/tense to me, the action at the net was ridiculous, for example, it took him so long to realize that Chucho had reached his volley, it's not normal.

We need a choke from Chucho, but it's not impossible.

*Raine
09-13-2008, 12:43 PM
:shout:Come on Gilles.

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:46 PM
It really was almost a choke from Chucho, he had his chances to break back!
But he didn't deserve to win the set with all these UE from the baseline.

At least that's an expressive Poussin today, whining, smiling, swearing...

Is your livestream still working? Mine is dead.

Truc
09-13-2008, 12:49 PM
It's back. Allez, he holds to love.

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Poussin :awww:

I just reached home, am dead tired. Please win this Gillou :rocker2:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:12 PM
It really was almost a choke from Chucho, he had his chances to break back!
But he didn't deserve to win the set with all these UE from the baseline.

At least that's an expressive Poussin today, whining, smiling, swearing...

Is your livestream still working? Mine is dead.

I'm just watching from the live scoreboard for now. :unsure: I'm watching the news on what's happening in Texas, my relatives are from Houston.

I hope he'll win the next two sets. :D

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:13 PM
My livestream is bitching, it was working perfectly during the first semi-final.
And the horrible commentator is back. :silly:

Rebreak Chucho after a missed volley, shit, he had so many chances to hold, what a waste!
He was finally looking better and had cut down the UE and the whining. :(

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Poussin :awww:

I just reached home, am dead tired. Please win this Gillou :rocker2:Are you coming back from the exam you were talking about last time (when you were watching some silly stuff on TV to shrug off the stress :lol: )?

It's not looking good, we're back in swearing/whining/UE modus. :sobbing:

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 01:22 PM
Are you coming back from the exam you were talking about last time (when you were watching some silly stuff on TV to shrug off the stress :lol: )?

It's not looking good, we're back in swearing/whining/UE modus. :sobbing:

I had my exam in the morning, then I attended a career fair (had to man a booth for my scholarship agency) - then we had dinner and took some company officers sight-seeing around the university. I left the house at 9am and now it's 11.30pm here :help:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Are you coming back from the exam you were talking about last time (when you were watching some silly stuff on TV to shrug off the stress :lol: )?

It's not looking good, we're back in swearing/whining/UE modus. :sobbing:

:sobbing: Snap out of it Gilles... please.

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 01:25 PM
... and he got broken the moment I opened the livescore window :armed:

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:26 PM
And what about that Deloitte job, Zahirah? Did you get it?

Chucho is playing well, and Gilles is whining way too much when the ball clips the net or the line, he often has this "I'm so unlucky today!" reaction, a bit like against Verdasco in Nottingham - and it did not end well in Nottingham!

Allez, Gilles, calm down and hold.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:27 PM
He holds. :rocker2:
With a big yell. :lol:
I love when he's angry. :hearts:

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:31 PM
4 UE from Chucho in a row, thank you, *5-3!
But his shots really had clipped the line very often in the past few games, it was bound to happen. :angel:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:32 PM
He holds. :rocker2:
With a big yell. :lol:
I love when he's angry. :hearts:

Aww I want to see that :hearts:


:rocker2:Take the second set..

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Gillou stopped playing in the middle of a rallye because he meant a ball was out, that was risky, it looked very close on the livestream, he was lucky the chair umpire gave him the point!

DF, 30-30. :(

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:35 PM
And a stupid UE, rebreak Chucho. :fiery:
AWFUL service game of Poussin when serving for the set, he totally had the momentum!

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:36 PM
:mad:

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Great passing-shot from Gilles, but that was a desperate shot, Chucho is dominating the rallies again. :scared:

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:38 PM
score?

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:40 PM
Chucho is really tough to play today, Gilles always is the first one to make an UE in the rallies. :-/

Gosh, 4 direct UE from the baseline in a row in that game...

6-4 5-5.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:44 PM
I'm so sick of the commentator saying that Gilles is the defending champion. He can't pronounce his name without saying that, "defending champion Gilles Simon is struggling", "too many errors from defending champion Gilles Simon"... :silly:

Two bad UE again, but he holds, with a good volley, allez! :rocker2:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:45 PM
The second set please Gilles... take it. :o

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:48 PM
Great dropshot from Chucho, 30-0.

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:48 PM
why is the video so small on bet 365. It wasnt like that last time i watched tennis here. :o

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:49 PM
TB. :o


Please win it Gilles.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:50 PM
And another awesome dropshot, tiebreak. :scared:

Not looking good AT ALL, Chucho is playing better at the moment!

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:51 PM
:o I give up... im just gonna watch livescores. Allez Gilles.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm watching on Betfair, there is no full screen modus, but the window size is decent.

2-0 after a never-ending rallye (and Chucho was always winning the long rallies lately, so Gilles yelled another "ALLEZ!" at the end of the point!)

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:53 PM
That long rallye might have been a turning point, 4-0.

Ace. :rocker2:

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:53 PM
5-0. Wow, wasn't expecting that. Allez!

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Return wide, 5-1.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Chucho misses his dropshot this time, 6-1!
Tough luck for him, TBH, he had played some gorgeous dropshots in that set.

Huge return from Chucho (on a poor serve of Gilles), 6-2.

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Allez 6-1.

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:55 PM
Another HUGE return from Chucho, Gillou loses his 2 service points. :(

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:55 PM
6-3* :o

Come on Gilles.

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 01:55 PM
WTF :silly:

7-6(4) :armed:

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Return of Gilles netted, 6-4. :bigcry:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:57 PM
:mad: Come on.. Gilles this isn't funny anymore.

Tutu
09-13-2008, 01:57 PM
Allez. Gilles takes it to 4.


Got me scared for a bit.... Thought he was gonna go and do a Venus on me. :o

Truc
09-13-2008, 01:57 PM
Oh.my.God. :silly: :silly:
Gilles almost missed a volley again on the last point, the horrible Betfair commentator was already yelling "OH MY GOD AND HE MISSED IT!!!!" and I was already :bigcry: here.
But it was in, somehow.
You're lucky you don't see that, guys. It's nervewracking, to say the least.

*Raine
09-13-2008, 01:59 PM
Oh.my.God. :silly: :silly:
Gilles almost missed a volley again on the last point, the horrible Betfair commentator was already yelling "OH MY GOD AND HE MISSED IT!!!!" and I was already :bigcry:.
You're lucky you don't see that, guys. It's nervewracking, to say the least.

Whew :o.

:banana: Yes!! he won the 2nd set. :banana:

Tutu
09-13-2008, 02:00 PM
Oh.my.God. :silly: :silly:
Gilles almost missed a volley again on the last point, the horrible Betfair commentator was already yelling "OH MY GOD AND HE MISSED IT!!!!" and I was already :bigcry: here.
But it was in, somehow.
You're lucky you don't see that, guys. It's nervewracking, to say the least.
Yeah, im kinda glad its not working for me. :crying2: :rolls:


Edit: I don't get whats the point of maying a "crying2" smilie when there's no :crying:. :o

Tutu
09-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Allez *1-0.

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 02:06 PM
Edit: I don't get whats the point of maying a "crying2" smilie when there's no :crying:. :o

There's a :crying2 smiley? :scratch:

2-0*. Hot stuff :cool:

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:11 PM
I left a few minutes and now my livestream is not working anymore. :(
I just came back in time to see him waste 2 BP on the scoreboard...

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:14 PM
Ah, the livestream is back.

But whoever wins today will be exhausted tomorrow, so many long rallies, so much tension, Moya's match was a walk in the park in comparison. I know they're younger than Carlos, but still.

He holds. :rocker2:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 02:16 PM
I'll take a break from the live SB... it's killing me already :o.

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Gilles is running so much, he is looking seriously tired now, I hope he can hold for the rest of the set, but it's not sure at all!
He is running much more than Chucho and looks quite out of breath, even during the change over.

That was a solid hold from Chucho. Allez. :scared:

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:23 PM
He's looking exhausted, 2 really bad UE there, he's not moving well anymore.
30-40. :(

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:25 PM
He saves the BP at the net with a huge "ALLEZ!" again. He's fighting so well. :sobbing:
Chucho is looking tired too now, he is going for direct winners all the time.

Phew, he holds. http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:29 PM
Oh gosh, he's really looking "punch drunk" at times. :lol:
I hope he will get his second wind to finish the set somehow.

Nice rallye, 40-40, allez, break please!

jitterbug
09-13-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm getting a headache just from watching the scoreboard :unsure:

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:32 PM
Another BP, take it, PLEASE. :bigcry:
(I don't know what happened on the first one since the stupid Betfair livestream was showing us the last rallye in slow motion!)

Huge winner from Chucho. :-/

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:33 PM
He wastes the 3rd BP with a netted return.
He looks like he's going to cry. :rolls:

Another UE, game Chucho, Gillou's gutted and throws his racquet towards his chair.

We need two more holds. :scared:

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:37 PM
We miss entire points all the time with all those stupid replays in slow motion. :shrug:
Oh my God, he holds to love! :eek:

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:40 PM
The level of game is pretty pathetic now, tons of UE, but they're both so tired.
Chucho also is playing a lot of dropshots and Gilles never reaches them, it's not pretty to watch!

*5-4, I'm not sure I can watch the next game... Is anybody else watching the livestream?

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:42 PM
HUGE return of Chucho on the line, 30-15.

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:43 PM
Very long rallye and UE of Gilles, 30-30. :(

*Raine
09-13-2008, 02:43 PM
He wastes the 3rd BP with a netted return.
He looks like he's going to cry. :rolls:

Another UE, game Chucho, Gillou's gutted and throws his racquet towards his chair.

We need two more holds. :scared:

:scared: Hang in there Gilles

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Passing-shot of Chucho netted, but it was VERY close. :scared:
Please take that MP. Pleasepleaseplease.

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Return of Chucho wide.
Huge scream at the end.
What a fight, Poussin. :sobbing:

*Raine
09-13-2008, 02:46 PM
:banana: :banana: Yes!!!

That was so nerve wracking :o.

Truc
09-13-2008, 02:49 PM
That was a nightmare.
I'm exhausted.

Even I feel a bit sad for Chucho, I mean he played a good match. Gilles was clearly not playing his best tennis today, too error prone from the baseline, but Chucho was really tough too!

*Raine
09-13-2008, 02:57 PM
That was a nightmare.
I'm exhausted.

Even I feel a bit sad for Chucho, I mean he played a good match. Gilles was clearly not playing his best tennis today, too error prone from the baseline, but Chucho was really tough too!

:lol: I bet you were.

:hug:for you and Chucho (I like him too, but Gilles is more special :p). Thanks for the updates.

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 10:06 AM
Poussin to serve first in the finals :unsure:

Good luck.

*Raine
09-14-2008, 10:09 AM
Poussin to serve first in the finals :unsure:

Good luck.
:wavey: Z

:unsure: Here we go again.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:12 AM
Why is everybody :scared:? Have faith in Poussin. :cool:

The Betfair commentator hasn't taken his day off, unfortunately...
But I can't turn the sound off either in case Gilles starts swearing or "allez-"ing like yesterday.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:15 AM
Are you watching the livestream or just following the SB?
It's very windy.

*Raine
09-14-2008, 10:23 AM
Why is everybody :scared:? Have faith in Poussin. :cool:

The Betfair commentator hasn't taken his day off, unfortunately...
But I can't turn the sound off either in case Gilles starts swearing or "allez-"ing like yesterday.

I do have faith :), it's just that I can't help but get nervous in every tennis match of the player I like :lol:. Sometimes I wish I could just fast forward and see the result :o.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:30 AM
Well, same here, TBH, I'm ridiculously nervous, I'm just acting :cool:.

SO MANY UE on the FH side again today! :( The BH is looking great, but the FH is a liability.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:33 AM
Why does the Betfair guy feel forced to talk non-stop? :silly:

It's so cold, he puts on his tracksuit jacket during the change over.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:39 AM
Finally a couple of good FH in that game, 3-2.

*Raine
09-14-2008, 10:39 AM
:lol:

I'll just read your updates and watch the live sb.. the internet connection is erratic today :o.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:46 AM
He doesn't seem to have troubles returning Carlos' serve. Sometimes it takes him a few games or even a set to adjust in return, but he's doing well today.

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:51 AM
He's playing really well atm.
The first 2 games were very shaky on the FH side, but now he's looking in control. I just wish he could take his BP!
Moya saves them with big serves, and Gilles was a bit unlucky on one BP too, a volley of Moya landed right on the line, it was very close.

Break, finally! But I'll wait for him to confirm the break to celebrate, as usual. :p

Truc
09-14-2008, 10:53 AM
5-2. :rocker2:
It's been a while he hasn't made an UE!
And he played some "lovely" BH winners (that's the favourite word of the Betfair commentator).

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:01 AM
Allez bumblebee.

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:01 AM
4 points in a row to come back from 0-30 when serving for the set, Little Chicken rocks today! :worship:

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:04 AM
He fell :sobbing:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:06 AM
He fell in the middle of a rallye and stood up immediately like he wanted to try to keep playing the point, but he was holding his racquet with the frame, not with the grip. :rolls:

He's doing more UE now, but he really was playing too good at one point in the 1st set to get the break, that couldn't go on forever.

*Raine
09-14-2008, 11:13 AM
Allez bumblebee.
Is he still wearing the yellow shirt? :)


4 points in a row to come back from 0-30 when serving for the set, Little Chicken rocks today! :worship:

:worship: I hope he keeps it up :worship:

Scotso
09-14-2008, 11:14 AM
Nice start for Poussin.

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:17 AM
Oops, I left a few minutes to make some coffee and Carlos is having 2 BP? :(

He holds. :)

Scotso
09-14-2008, 11:17 AM
bp :scared:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:18 AM
Is he still wearing the yellow shirt? :)I would have said it if he wasn't!
At least he's wearing the black shorts today, it was really looking a bit strange yesterday.

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:19 AM
He has puffy hair today. Puffy Poussin hair is good.

Scotso
09-14-2008, 11:22 AM
bp for Gilles :D

He has puffy hair today. Puffy Poussin hair is good.

I agree :D

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:24 AM
He lost the BP :bigcry:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:24 AM
He's mad at himself for not having taken his BP! :scared:
Calm down, Little Chicken, it's just 3-2.

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:38 AM
Silly MTF wouldn't load :silly:

5-3!:banana:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:40 AM
*5-4.
:scared:

Bad miss at the net, 0-15. :sobbing:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:41 AM
Great FH passingshot, 15-15. :worship:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:42 AM
FH UE, 15-30. :(

We need some UE from Carlos too. :(

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Return of Carlos into the net, 30-30.

Big serve of Poussin, MP!

jitterbug
09-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Two more points :armed:

Match point!

HE WINS! :woohoo:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:43 AM
Huge BH winner.
He's done it.
:inlove:

Truc
09-14-2008, 11:44 AM
3RD TITLE OF THE YEAR! :banana:

Scotso
09-14-2008, 11:51 AM
Ugh, the board went down for me right as he was winning. :p

Gilles :rocker2: Amazing year for him.

*Raine
09-14-2008, 11:59 AM
I would have said it if he wasn't!
At least he's wearing the black shorts today, it was really looking a bit strange yesterday.

I see :lol:


:banana: He won!! :banana:

Thanks for the updates.
What did he say in the awarding?

Truc
09-14-2008, 12:01 PM
My livestream stopped just after the match, I didn't see the ceremony.

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:02 PM
It begins, Gilles lost his serve on first game.

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:06 PM
He is just in shock because his buddy Baggy had a freak injury. Somebody tell him it's not that bad and Marcos is walking again.

Or he read my posts and doesn't know I've changed my mind and he has to win Metz. :(

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:12 PM
To kill the time:
You can see his pretty face here:
http://jt.france3.fr/regions/popup.php?id=b54a_1920 (go to 13'50)
He says he doesn't feel a lot of pressure, he just wants to play well because he'd like to play well when he plays in France and he'll try to enjoy all his matches (in the plural).

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:15 PM
On your link in GM, they also said it's only a "contracture musculaire" for Marcos.

A three sets match ?

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:20 PM
Nico holds easily for the moment.

Gilles should train to watch the camera:p

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Allez Gilles:rocker2: Gilles,break him:rocker2: Or the 1st set is gone this next game:sad:

Gilles had 3 break back points, but then Mahut took the next 5 points with good serving, and Mahut has the set 6-4.:awww: C'mon Gilles:bounce:

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:27 PM
2 love game in a row on his serve for Gilles. He's in the match.

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Thanks for you message, btw, Di, you're welcome!

*5-4, time for the famouse French choke, Nico.

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:30 PM
We can't even :aparty: when the SB says "2nd serve" because Nico has won 100% of the points on his 2nd serve. :tape:

0-40. :rocker2:

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:32 PM
Miss 3 BP:o

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:32 PM
What an idiot, 40-40, that was screaming for a French choke job. :(

Gillou is in yellow again:
http://latourcamoufle.hautetfort.com/archive/2008/09/30/pour-finir-la-journee-sur-le-court-central-nicolas-mahut-fra.html

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:34 PM
5 points in a row for Nico, 6-4, good job, Gilles...

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:35 PM
Good for Nico. Now Gilles has to work

*Raine
09-30-2008, 06:35 PM
He is just in shock because his buddy Baggy had a freak injury. Somebody tell him it's not that bad and Marcos is walking again.

Or he read my posts and doesn't know I've changed my mind and he has to win Metz. :(

:wavey: Fran

Cheer on Gilles for me. I can't stay up watching the live scoreboard because it's 2:35 am here already. I'm so worried about Marcos though.. I hope he gets better soon, my poor second favorite player. :sad:

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Gilles looks nice in that yellow shirt I think:hearts: I love yellow:D Gilles is off and running in set 2, holds serve. I am following by Live Score only right now:)

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't think Marcos' injury is so bad, Raine, but even if it's "just a spasm", he might have to miss a few tournaments. The same thing happened to Gilles in Estoril (when he retired in the last game against Cipolla), it was only muscular too, but it ruined half of his clay season.

Bonne nuit!

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 06:47 PM
:awww:thats a shame for Marcos,he was just getting back too,now something else:( Its so unfair,he's so great to watch and I have missed him:sad: Hope it doesn't last too long,I hope he's fit again soon.

In this match - theres only 1 point between them in points won 37 Mahut,36 Gilles.

*Raine
09-30-2008, 06:50 PM
I don't think Marcos' injury is so bad, Raine, but even if it's "just a spasm", he might have to miss a few tournaments. The same thing happened to Gilles in Estoril (when he retired in the last game against Cipolla), it was only muscular too, but it ruined half of his clay season.

Bonne nuit!

:awww: I hope he can recover soon. I was so excited for him in this tournament until that happened. :sad:

I really should be sleeping now.. go Gilles ;).

lisaplenske
09-30-2008, 06:51 PM
hello everybody:wavey:

surprised to see that gilles is one set down.Seems like the match will be tight.
Allez gilles take it in 3.

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:52 PM
I have a problem with my livescore 30 all since 5 minutes :o

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:53 PM
I'm not surprised, I've written a novel about it in the tournament thread.

Is your scoreboard frozen too? Mine says 1-2 30-30 for 5 minutes.

Oops, I hadn't seen your post, soulage.

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 06:55 PM
Bonsoir:wavey: My scoreboard froze, I've refreshed it and Gilles is leading 4-1:woohoo:

soulage
09-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Gilles leads 4-1*

Truc
09-30-2008, 06:56 PM
According to the blog:
"Deuxième manche : Quatre jeux à un pour Simon, à la 55ème minute. A noter, une légère remarque de Mahut à un juge de ligne, car il n'est pas d'accord avec sa décision qui lui est défavorable, suite à une balle litigieuse."

Nico felt cheated by a call in favour of Gilles.
That's too bad.

No break at 4-1 although he took it to deuce again, 5-1 would have felt better...

soulage
09-30-2008, 07:00 PM
Yes but not a lot of money in Metz : no livestream, no hawk-eye.

soulage
09-30-2008, 07:02 PM
If we except the first game, Gilles hadn't breaks ball to defend.

gambit84
09-30-2008, 07:02 PM
:scared:

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 07:02 PM
Yes but not a lot of money in Metz : no livestream, no hawk-eye.

Such a shame:awww:

Gilles is up 5-2,allez:rocker2:

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:03 PM
From my new favourite blog:
"Nico semble se relâcher au bout d'une heure de jeu... Recul stratégique ???"
"Nico seems to let up is effort. A strategical retreat???"
:lol:
I think that's an interesting strategy.

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:07 PM
Gilles is starting to look tired according to the blog and many of his serves are going into the net.

40-30, take that setpoint.

6-3 :rocker2:

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 07:07 PM
Yay Gilles:banana: 1 set all:dance: Lets hope the tiredness is less now he has levelled the match. Maybe he'll have an adrenaline rush;)

tedlesurfeur
09-30-2008, 07:17 PM
From my new favourite blog:
"Nico semble se relâcher au bout d'une heure de jeu... Recul stratégique ???"
"Nico seems to let up is effort. A strategical retreat???"
:lol:
I think that's an interesting strategy.

Actually you have no idea how many players do that for real.. But I don't blame them, it's part of the strategical part of the game.

As mush as I love Djokovic who's one of my FA-VO-RITE players ever, that's what he did in the 2007 Estoril final against Gasquet. And it was a good move..

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:24 PM
I know that, Teddy, but I really doubt Nico was tanking the way you're saying it.

Broken, 1-3. :(

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 07:25 PM
Allez Gilles:rocker2:

soulage
09-30-2008, 07:32 PM
DF and 2 BP for Nico :o

Converted

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:32 PM
5-1, with another DF in the process...

rtgy
09-30-2008, 07:33 PM
broken again to 1-5 and Nico serving for the match.................
and thats the end....1-6

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:34 PM
And he serves it out to love in like 30 seconds, nice effort in the last game, Gilles! :yeah:

tedlesurfeur
09-30-2008, 07:34 PM
Horrible set

Mahut knew exactly where to hurt, as we had guessed..

soulage
09-30-2008, 07:34 PM
3/3 on BP for Nico.

Well good job and for sure a good indoor season for him :)

but-it's-ok
09-30-2008, 07:36 PM
Gilles:awww::sad: The blog must've been accurate,the match rushed away from him in the 3rd set, he ran out of energy.

tedlesurfeur
09-30-2008, 07:37 PM
I know that, Teddy, but I really doubt Nico was tanking the way you're saying it.

Broken, 1-3. :(

Well... You should doubt your doubts.. :sad:

lisaplenske
09-30-2008, 07:49 PM
gilles:sad:

well mahut is a very good indoor player but its quite weird gilles was tired cause he didnt play since his bucarest win.
Mahut should cause he played bangkok few days ago:shrug:

Truc
09-30-2008, 07:52 PM
This blog is not reliable at all anyway. I was just quoting it because we have nothing else. Yesterday during the Moya-Montanes match they were posting some live comments too, but they were mixing up both players during the whole match. "1st set Montanes who is on fire", etc.

rtgy
10-07-2008, 03:34 PM
and so it begins.........Gillu start his campaign in Vienna..............


ALLEZ GILLES!!!:rocker2:

rtgy
10-07-2008, 03:35 PM
1-2 to Schwank in the beginning
2-3...3-3..
3-4.....BP to Schwank.........Gillu survive here...4-4
BP to Gilles.... YES he did it........5-4 to the "baby chicken"
Allez Gillu!!!
and now he will serving for the set.........good boy...
40-0..... 3 set points.......GO GILLES........
YES 6-4 to Poussin.....Allez......

rtgy
10-07-2008, 04:07 PM
and second set start now.................ALLEZ GILLES...........
0-1 to the argentine.......1-1..............BP to Gilles once again.....Go ..........but Schwank survive to 1-2 lead.....
2-2....2-3....3-3.....
3-4....4-4...4-5
5-5 GO GILLES....BP to POUSSIN..GO GILLU....oh no..40-40....BP again..GO GILLES....ufffffffffffffff 40-40..... i have no more nerves
Schwank still have a lead 6-5.....Gillu was that close..............
oh noooo SP TO Schwank...ufffffffffffffff broken and 5-7 to argentine
God i'm furious...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rtgy
10-07-2008, 04:58 PM
so is time for final set............
good BP to the baby chicken...GO GILLES!!!!
lost...40-40.......and Schwank survive here to 0-1...
and 1-1....1-2....2-2...
OMG triple BP to GILLES.. GO.....ufffffffff from 40-0 to 40-40..........2-3 no comment...
3-3......3-4.....4-4...BP TO GILLES.........0-40
YES SCHWANK WAS FINALY BROKEN............5-4 to Gilles
oh noooooooo 0-40..............5-5 no no no.......he lost a golden chans
5-6.........no wards........so TB TIME....1-1,2-1,3-1 TO GILLES...GO....3-2,3-3,4-3....
4-4,4-5,4-6.......MP to Schwank............5-6...5-7
everything is lost............6-4 5-7 6-7
no comment
but i will still say: ALLEZ GILLES.....afterall

tedlesurfeur
10-07-2008, 05:03 PM
jeez...

Ome
10-07-2008, 05:08 PM
I really don't like this Schwank guy :o

Come on, Gilles!

rtgy
10-07-2008, 05:13 PM
jeez...


yeah.....jeez indeed........:)

Truc
10-07-2008, 05:32 PM
I really don't like this Schwank guy :o

Come on, Gilles!Oh, that's a cute avatar!
I don't like Schwank much either, but I found him OK in Metz last week, he has gone up a bit in my esteem. I found him so horrible when I saw him against Coria this summer, he was looking so heavy and clumsy...

*5-4 :rocker2:

Truc
10-07-2008, 05:38 PM
It feels like a déjà-vu...

Now he better not blow it again like in the 2nd set when he wasn't able to take his chances,

tedlesurfeur
10-07-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm blasé

Truc
10-07-2008, 05:55 PM
I don't care much either about him losing because my expectations for him in these indoor events are close to 0, but after having been through this nightmare of a match, it must be quite painful, poor him.

rtgy
10-13-2008, 12:12 PM
and so it begins.........MADRID

ALLEZ GILLES!!!

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:14 PM
He looks skinnier than ever.

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:19 PM
It pisses me off to have to watch a match of Andreev, I'm allergic to him!

rtgy
10-13-2008, 12:20 PM
1-0 GO GILLOU.....
1-1...BP to the russian
broken....1-2 ( Gillou lost one challenge )
1-3...2-3
ufffffff i lost my livestream.........btw 2-4
BP to Gilles...lost...3-5
4-5...3 set pionts to Andreev....3-6
and once again lost challenge to Poussin
second set......Gillou to serv
ALLEZ GILLES!!!
1-0.....BP to Gillou
YES...2-0.....ALLEZ GILLES!!!
3-0..3-1 and 4-1 good boy...:)
BP....YES 5-1
15-0...30-0...ACE 40-0
3 Set pionts......and 6-1
the little bee is back........ALLEZ!!!
Final set....
BP to Gillou...lost.....
and russian survive 0-1
deuce....ace and game to Gillou to 1-1
1-2...2-2
3 BP to Gillou....ALLEZ!!!
YES BREAK TO GILLES 3-2
BP to Andreev...ace to Gillou 30-40...lost and broken 3-3
ooooo so close but 3-4...
4-4 and once again lost challenge to Poussin
4-5...../0-40 3 MP to Andreev...30-40
YES deuce.........MP again
Gillou fight to the end........OMG he save his game and 5-5
ALLEZ GILLES!!!
5-6 to the russian.....ALLLEZ GILLES!!!!
6-6...TB ho YES first challenge to Gilles that's ok...1-1
2-1 to G......2-2......2-3...G lost his nerves and 2-4
ace 3-4...3-5......4-5....5-5...
MP TO GILLES................6-5....6-6 good challenge 7-6....7-7
8-7 MP...ALLEZ!!!
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES.........................GAME, SET AND MATCH 3-6 6-1 7-6

rtgy
10-13-2008, 12:23 PM
It pisses me off to have to watch a match of Andreev, I'm allergic to him!

why ? i lake him.....

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:27 PM
I find his game so brutal and his FH motion so ugly to watch.

Are there stats about the Challenges somewhere? Gilles must be one of the worse ones - when he happens to play on a court with Hawkeye, which is not so common.

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 12:41 PM
Are there stats about the Challenges somewhere? Gilles must be one of the worse ones-

I don't think he is as bad as Roger with hawk-eye.

rtgy
10-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Are there stats about the Challenges somewhere? Gilles must be one of the worse ones - when he happens to play on a court with Hawkeye, which is not so common.

agreed, hawkeye is not his strongest side....

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 12:45 PM
BTW. Didn't Chardy beat Andreev last week? well, Jérémy plays very differently from Gilles, but it should still be possible for him to get rid of the "forehand". Allez!

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:47 PM
I know the AMS commentators were having a good laugh in Toronto because he had an entire match of wrong Challenges (and really horrible ones), they were counting and adding his other wrong Challenges from the match before and saying it was a new record.

So since Toronto was one of the very few times Poussin got to play on a court with Hawk-Eye, I'm pretty sure his %-record is awful.

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:52 PM
I checked the stats sub-forum, but couldn't find anything.

Yes, Jérémy beat Andreev last week, but he really came back from nowhere and people say Andreev was hardly fighting in the 2nd part of the match (not only MTF posters say that, L'Equipe also suggested it was a shocking effort from him in his home event). I doubt Andreev will tank in a Masters Series. :-/

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 12:54 PM
I doubt Andreev will tank in a Masters Series. :-/

Nevertheless, Gilles can come back.

:secret: I don't like Andreev's game either.

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:54 PM
That's the most shocking thing, he always challenges balls which land right under his nose, not on the other side of the court, and he still never gets them right! :lol:

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 12:56 PM
That's the most shocking thing, he always challenges balls which land right under his nose, not on the other side of the court, and he still never gets them right! :lol:

Maybe he has bad eyesight. ;)

Truc
10-13-2008, 12:59 PM
Nice BH winner to start the 2nd set, allez - Gilles' winners are so much cuter than Andreev's! :p

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:02 PM
Maybe he has bad eyesight. ;)Maybe, Kezzi said once he looked like he's wearing contact lenses in a very close shot of him. :shrug:

He often whines about balls clipping the line or not during his matches (at least he did in Hamburg), I'm not surprised he overuses Hawk-Eye when he has the possibility, it seems to bother him a lot.

Break, now hold please!

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:04 PM
He holds, I can :aparty: !
3-0.

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Maybe, Kezzi said once he looked like he's wearing contact lenses in a very close shot of him in Bercy.


That would not surprise me. Given the high number of "ordinary" people wearing lenses or glassess, it would indeed by a surprise if all tennis players had perfect eyes.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Yes, quite a few of the Frenchies do. Gaël. Amélie. Paulo said he wears contact lenses when he plays under artificial lights or indoors or something like that. Arnaud, of course.

But I really can't see it with Gilles...

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Double break. :rocker2: Andreev sucks, but Gilles is playing well too.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:20 PM
Gilles losing 4 points on serve during a whole set, that doesn't happen so often! :lol:

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:21 PM
Awesome BH winner to start the 3rd set. :drool:

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 01:21 PM
But I really can't see it with Gilles...

Maybe he took them out for this pic. ;)

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:27 PM
His volleys are so bad. :rolls:

Puschkin
10-13-2008, 01:29 PM
His volleys are so bad. :rolls:

Sometimes I envy your sense of humour, laughing at your boy's weaknesses. I am not always able to do that. :devil:

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:29 PM
"It's a lovely serve". :lol:
The ams.tv commentators really are pretty nice with him.

(But it's true he has improved his serve a lot this year.)

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:38 PM
Sometimes I envy your sense of humour, laughing at your boy's weaknesses. I am not always able to do that. :devil:Well, he won the point in that case, so that helps to take it well. :p

But Gilles venturing to the net and volleying like a beginner is too hilarious, you would laugh too. That's part of his charm for me too, this clumsiness on the court, with the stiff legs, etc.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:40 PM
I'm not the only one to see it that way:
c'mon guys, it was a piece of cake :smoke:

sharp angles, shots dtl,sometimes disasters near the net (:hearts:) incredible sense of court, no fear....

this is Gilles Simon :rocker2:

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:48 PM
Rebreak, 3-3. :-/

Why didn't he challenge that DF? He looked like he was dying to. It looked very close to me.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:52 PM
A couple of great BH passing-shots, but Andreev holds. :(
4-3, we'll need some more of his "lovely serves" now.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:55 PM
What a service game of Little Chicken! :eek: :lol:
4-4.

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:57 PM
And another poor challenge...

His BH is quite awesome today.

rtgy
10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
ohhhh Gillou was so close here, but Andreev survive here to 5-4........:mad:

Truc
10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
Serving to stay in the match. :scared:

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:01 PM
now or never to Gillou.....but 0-30 :o

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:02 PM
No first serves anymore in that game. :(
0-40.

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:03 PM
Gille is furious...but 15-40

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:03 PM
ohhhh Gillou was so close here, but Andreev survive here to 5-4........:mad:"survives" is a bit exaggerated as he won his service game to 30. ;)

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:04 PM
http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/d015.gif

But still no serve, he's been serving so well during the whole match.

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:08 PM
OH MY GOD, how did he manage to hold??? Saving 4 MP, not one single 1st serve, Andreev with a huge chance to close it out at least 3 times...

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:10 PM
lost challenge again............Fran u don't need a stat here.....

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:16 PM
He won his first challenge!!! We just had to wait for the 3rd set TB.

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:18 PM
But Gilles is really just surviving, let's hope Andreev will get frustrated after a while because he's so dominating...

4-2, it was bound to happen. :-/

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:21 PM
5-4*, allez.
But he needs his 1st serve...

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:23 PM
Still no first serve, but he holds somehow, 6-5*
:scared:

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:25 PM
6-6 i have no more nerves.......

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:26 PM
What a Challenge God. :p

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:26 PM
Missed volley on MP, his 1st serve was finally back. :sobbing:

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:27 PM
8-7 Mp.......alllez!!!

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:28 PM
"BRUTAL rallye and WHAT A SHOT in the end from the Frenchman!" :lol:
It's a great match!

ClubFed
10-13-2008, 02:28 PM
nice win, gilles!

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:29 PM
YES, what a fight, Gillou! :worship:
Awesome!!!!

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:31 PM
OMG he did it.......................GILLES!!!

rtgy
10-13-2008, 02:34 PM
"BRUTAL rallye and WHAT A SHOT in the end from the Frenchman!" :lol:
It's a great match!


OH YEAH ...............BRUTAL HE IS.............God i'm so happy Fran.................BRUTAL indeed:devil:

Truc
10-13-2008, 02:36 PM
And the irony of Gilles being saved in the end by two Challenges!

Scotso
10-13-2008, 03:58 PM
Gilles plays his best when he's match point down. ;) He does his best thinking then, too.

rtgy
10-13-2008, 04:10 PM
Gilles plays his best when he's match point down. ;) He does his best thinking then, too.


perhaps it is, but i was closer to the heart attack.................:explode:

tedlesurfeur
10-13-2008, 05:26 PM
I just got back from work !!! HURRAY

How many MP did he save ??
Other interesting facts ??
I have so many questions :lol:
Was he tense ?

Truc
10-13-2008, 06:13 PM
He saved 3 MP in a row at 4-5 0-40. All of a sudden he couldn't hit a 1st serve anymore to save his life. It was horrible.
I have no idea how he managed to save these 3 MP without a proper serve, but it was really, really, really close. It was particularly nervewracking because he also was annoyed by some problem with the chair umpire, so instead of focussing on the next MP he had to save, he was going to the chair umpire between the points and argueing - I was facepalming!
And then he saved another MP in that game when Andreev had ADV again. So 4 MP.

Andreev was leading again in the tiebreak, but had no MP this time. Still, it was CLOSE, Andreev was so dominating the rallies with his horrible FH.

Gilles didn't look particularly tense to me during the match, but at the end of the match, he didn't even smile or look a bit relieved.

I found him fast, he didn't look tired, even in the 3rd set - but that was really draining just by watching, so I hope he'll be OK tomorrow, I'm annoyed by their stupid scheduling.

but-it's-ok
10-13-2008, 07:16 PM
I missed all that drama:awww: I would have been too nervous to watch the final set tie-break:lol: Congratulations to Gilles.:banana: He managed to hold his nerve, in awkward circumstances to save matchpoints. To get through somehow without playing his best level just shows how much he has progressed mentally this year. Its especially pleasing too, against such a strong opponent with if I can say this more obviously dangerous weapons in his game than Gilles.

The scheduling is:crazy::cuckoo: Hope he won't be tired tomorrow:)

tedlesurfeur
10-13-2008, 08:59 PM
Thank you Fran for these details.

Truc
10-14-2008, 10:47 AM
Its especially pleasing too, against such a strong opponent with if I can say this more obviously dangerous weapons in his game than Gilles. :lol: How dare you???

There is no Hawk Eye on that court, I guess?

Truc
10-14-2008, 10:58 AM
Good job to save 2 BP in his first service game, but if he keeps playing like that, it is going to be painful!
I wish he would "tamper" more with his game when he plays Blake. Back to the old times when he was annoying his opponents like hell and driving Berdych nuts.

0-40...

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:03 AM
Broken, 3-1... He had done a good job again to come back from 0-40, but made a stupid DF then.

He played an awesome BH winner and got loads of applause for it, but I don't care about him playing well today, I just want him to BEAT BLAKE!

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:08 AM
4-2, his FH is looking better than yesterday to me.

rtgy
10-14-2008, 11:11 AM
i'm back at home and what to see....5-2 to Blake:mad:

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:12 AM
He's improving and got a bit closer to a break this time, it's less painful than at the beginning, but he's still trailing...

Blake is quite tanking Gillou's service games, I so wish Gilles would punish him for that. :(

Puschkin
10-14-2008, 11:15 AM
He's improving and got a bit closer to a break this time, it's less painful than at the beginning, but he's still trailing...

I only have SB, but the stats don't look good and the time doesn't either, less than 30 minutes for a set.....

rtgy
10-14-2008, 11:16 AM
ufffff.....6-3 to Blake......i'm furious:mad:

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:16 AM
Blake is his usual unbearable self. Aaaaaaargh.
Andreev was a joy to watch in comparison.

5 winners and 12 UE for Gilles (9/15 for Blake).

Puschkin
10-14-2008, 11:18 AM
Blake is his usual unbearable self. Aaaaaaargh.
Andreev was a joy to watch in comparison.

:haha: that sounded differently yesterday.

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:19 AM
I only have SB, but the stats don't look good and the time doesn't either, less than 30 minutes for a set.....I said "improving" and "less plainful"! In comparison to the first games which were a complete nightmare he played a couple of very decent service games.

15-40 again, his BH looked good to me. :(
He starts whining already... :o

Truc
10-14-2008, 11:21 AM
:haha: that sounded differently yesterday.Again, everything is relative! I can't stand watching Andreev, but I would watch 3 sets of Andreev rather than 1 set of Blake.
I don't like the two guys, but I don't dislike Andreev as a person, I just don't like his game. While I dislike both Blake's personality and his game!

He holds. :rocker2: