Calendar for 2009? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Calendar for 2009?

felipe2004
10-31-2008, 01:28 AM
So, what calendar do you think Simon should play in 2009? Here is mine:

12/01 – Sydney, AUS - ATP 250
19/01 – Australian Open, AUS – GS 2000
26/01 – same

02/02 – rest
09/02 – Rotterdam, NED – ATP 500
16/02 – Marseille, FRA – ATP 250
23/02 – Dubai, UAE - ATP 500

02/03 – Davis Cup
09/03 – Indian Wells, USA – Masters 1000
16/03 – same
23/03 – Miami, USA – Masters 1000
30/03 – same

06/04 – rest
13/04 – Monte Carlo, Monaco – Masters 1000
20/04 – rest
27/04 – Rome, ITA – Masters 1000

04/05 – rest
11/05 – Madrid, ESP – Masters 1000
18/05 – World Team Championship, GER - ATP 250
25/05 – Roland Garros, FRA – GS 2000

01/06 – same
08/06 – Queens, GBR – ATP 250
15/06 – rest
22/06 – Wimbledon, GBR – GS 2000
29/06 – same

06/07 – rest
13/07 – Stuttgart, GER - ATP 250
20/07 – Hamburg, GER – ATP 500
27/07 – rest

03/08 – rest
10/08 – Montreal, CAN – Masters 1000
17/08 – Cincinnati, USA – Masters 1000
24/08 – New Haven, USA - ATP 250
31/08 – US Open, GS 2000

07/09 – same
14/09 – Davis Cup
21/09 – rest
28/09 – Bangkok, THA - ATP 250
05/10 – Tokyo, JPN – ATP 500
12/10 – Shangai, CHN – Masters 1000
19/10 – rest
26/10 – Lyon, FRA – ATP 250

02/11 – Valencia, ESP – ATP 500
09/11 – Paris, FRA – Masters 1000
16/11 – rest
23/11 – London, GBR – Masters Cup 1500
30/11 – rest

27 tournaments + Davis Cup
- 4 Grand Slams 2000
- 1 Masters Cup 1500
- 9 Masters 1000
- 5 ATP 500
- 8 ATP 250

- 14 Hard Outdoors
- 7 Clay
- 4 Hard Indoors
- 2 Grass

What do you think? :wavey: And if you already know something to which he has indeed commited, post as well please! :)

Olympus
10-31-2008, 04:21 AM
If he plays in Sydney, i'll be over the moon. :D

turtle-rn
10-31-2008, 04:48 AM
Gilles can't play in Brisbane (05/01), he's signed up for the mix-teams Hopman Cup in Perth (03-09/01) alongside Alize Cornet.

Truc
10-31-2008, 08:40 AM
If he plays in Shanghai and needs more time then during the off-season, it shouldn't be a problem to find a substitute in Hopman Cup (that's how France ended up playing with Jérôme Haehnel 2 years ago).

I have no idea which events he's going to play, Felipe. The only one we know so far is the Hopman Cup indeed, but it was decided months ago when his situation was completely different. I'm not sure anymore he should play it.

Grenouille
10-31-2008, 09:24 AM
Hopman Cup is useless, it doesn't give any point... But the good thing is that he's sure to play at least 3 matches and since we know he needs a lot of matches to play well, that's not a bad preparation for the Australian Open.
But I would prefer him to play a small tournament and win it so he would take smoe points !

Sandra
10-31-2008, 06:00 PM
21/09 – Metz, FRA – ATP 250

Both him and Thierry promised they'll (try to) defend Bucharest. :sad:

Truc
11-12-2008, 07:46 AM
If he plays in Sydney, i'll be over the moon. :DHe will.

A French invasion in Sydney this summer
The newest French tennis sensation on the international circuit has confirmed he is coming to the Medibank International Sydney. (...)
”French tennis players have been progressively rising in the ranks over the last few years and are becoming a dominant force of the tennis circuit”, said Tournament Director Craig Watson. “Sydney will be presenting one of the strongest and most exciting line-ups in the event’s history and we are very excited to add Simon to what will be an amazing experience for tennis fans and player alike.”
http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/2008/11/a-french-invasion-in-sydney-this-summer

It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!

rtgy
11-12-2008, 09:42 AM
It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!

get use to it Frannie, get use to it......that's the future!!!:rocker2:

Olympus
11-12-2008, 01:36 PM
He will.

A French invasion in Sydney this summer
The newest French tennis sensation on the international circuit has confirmed he is coming to the Medibank International Sydney. (...)
”French tennis players have been progressively rising in the ranks over the last few years and are becoming a dominant force of the tennis circuit”, said Tournament Director Craig Watson. “Sydney will be presenting one of the strongest and most exciting line-ups in the event’s history and we are very excited to add Simon to what will be an amazing experience for tennis fans and player alike.”
http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/2008/11/a-french-invasion-in-sydney-this-summer

It still feels a bit weird to read "we are very excited to add the new French sensation Gilles Simon to the tournament line-up"!

Woohoo, i'm ecstatic, i can see him live. :woohoo:

MsTree
11-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Both him and Thierry promised they'll (try to) defend Bucharest. :sad:

I wonder if he will :confused:? I've got the idea in my head that I might visit Bucharest this September :) I've looked at apartments and flights... anyone ever been there? Is it the sort of place that a feisty Scotswoman with no language other than english could go by herself? (I've been abroad before by myself and I'm not easily scared lol;))
Or does anyone here fancy sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week? :devil::devil::devil:

rtgy
11-18-2008, 09:39 PM
I wonder if he will :confused:? I've got the idea in my head that I might visit Bucharest this September :) I've looked at apartments and flights... anyone ever been there? Is it the sort of place that a feisty Scotswoman with no language other than english could go by herself? (I've been abroad before by myself and I'm not easily scared lol;))
Or does anyone here fancy sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week? :devil::devil::devil:


obviously as location i'm possibly a good choice, especially after the phrase "sharing an apartment and stalking Gillou for a week" sounds simply great to me.............:lol:
the only problem comes from my studies (i'm studying sociology) and i'm afraid that the tournament beginning will probably match with the time of the start of my studies (early september):sad:


anyone ever been there?

no i've never visited Romanian capital before (maybe because i've never have a desire to go there......:scratch:)

but i'm from the balkans so it won't be a problem for me(us)....i think:shrug:

MsTree
11-18-2008, 10:07 PM
I'm well up for a wee adventure and I've found this gorgeous apartment overlooking the park where the BCR Open is held - I'll PM you the link Yavor :) Still room for more... :devil:
It's in early September :):):) Think of your tennis education :):):)

Scotso
11-22-2008, 08:19 AM
Considering his ranking, he doesn't have many points at all to defend until after Wimbledon, so he could easily move up even further in the rankings. Especially against Tsonga, who is going to have a lot of trouble defending his Australian Open final, I think.

Scotso
11-22-2008, 08:20 AM
I must really love commas. :lol:

littlesai
12-03-2008, 08:57 PM
when is he announcing his schedule...

Truc
12-03-2008, 09:12 PM
He won't, only Fed, Nadal & Co. do that.
Gilles has no website anyway.

anaquot
12-03-2008, 10:33 PM
Yavor, use the tennis tournament as an independent sociology project, study the crowd, their reactions and how they are manipulated by tournament directors, media, etc. or how sports figures provide society with an outlet for our repressed animal instincts, or maybe how the culture of tennis mirrors the changes in class systems throughout the world ??? then you can stalk Gilles all week and have your professors thinking you're a smarty to boot!

MsTree
12-03-2008, 11:08 PM
I'm on the case :devil:
Our apartment will have wifi so his studies can be uninterrupted, and the tournament is later in September than I first thought :)
I think I'll go to Nottingham for the first few days as well :):):)

MsTree
12-09-2008, 07:30 PM
Hopman Cup line up
http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=4&ContentID=112192
Hopman Cup XXI field: USA (No.1 seed, Meghann Shaughnessy/James Blake); Russia (No.2, Dinara Safina/Marat Safin), France (No.3, Alize Cornet/Gilles Simon); Australia (No.4, Casey Dellacqua/Lleyton Hewitt); Italy (No.5, Flavia Pennetta/Simone Bolelli); Germany (No.6, Nicolas Kiefer/Sabine Lisicki); Slovak Republic (No.7, Dominika Cibulkova/Dominik Hrbaty); Chinese Taipei (No.8, Su-Wei Hsieh/Yen-Hsun Lu).

Truc
12-09-2008, 08:37 PM
Tulasne confirmed yesterday he will play in Marseille:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2008/12/09/653697-Region-en-direct-Gilles-Simon-confirme-sa-venue-a-l-Open-13.php

rtgy
12-09-2008, 09:16 PM
Yavor, use the tennis tournament as an independent sociology project, study the crowd, their reactions and how they are manipulated by tournament directors, media, etc. or how sports figures provide society with an outlet for our repressed animal instincts, or maybe how the culture of tennis mirrors the changes in class systems throughout the world ??? then you can stalk Gilles all week and have your professors thinking you're a smarty to boot!


great idea..................!!! :rocker2:


I'm on the case :devil:
Our apartment will have wifi so his studies can be uninterrupted, and the tournament is later in September than I first thought :)
I think I'll go to Nottingham for the first few days as well :):):)


Gosh Les you're always so supportive that I decide to make u a gift.....................knowing how much u like Gilles at commando.........:devil:.......................

MsTree
12-09-2008, 09:26 PM
:devil:

rtgy
12-09-2008, 09:46 PM
:devil:

:smooch:

but-it's-ok
12-12-2008, 07:38 PM
Here's the groups and schedule of matches in Hopman Cup;)

http://hopmancup.com/?id=201

rtgy
12-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Here's the groups and schedule of matches in Hopman Cup;)

http://hopmancup.com/?id=201


thanx a lot :hug:

felipe2004
12-30-2008, 09:42 PM
Simon is confirmed on entry list of Rotterdam. So far, the calendar is correct up to 09/02.

but-it's-ok
12-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Nadal,Murray,Davydenko and Jo are the other Top 10 players on the Rotterdam entry list:eek:

The full entry list;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135350

but-it's-ok
01-02-2009, 09:24 AM
Alli I very much hope Gilles will come back to defend his title, so you can see him in Indy;). Its such a long time to wait and see though:awww:

MsTree
01-02-2009, 10:57 AM
Fingers crossed for you Ali!

I want to go to Bucharest but now I may have to go on a course for work the same week :sad:
But Paris is on over my birthday so I might go there instead:)

felipe2004
01-06-2009, 11:04 PM
Simon confirmed for Marseille. So, calendar correct up to 16/02.

felipe2004
01-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Simon confirmed for Dubai. List upated and confirmed up to Dubai.

Truc
03-10-2009, 06:52 PM
No Barcelona. :shrug: It's a 500 event on his favourite surface, I thought he would play it.

krn81
03-10-2009, 07:03 PM
It is the week between Monte Carlo and Rome, it could be a reason why it will not play in Barcelona.
Fran, do you know which tournaments will it play on clay apart the masters 1000?

Truc
03-10-2009, 08:03 PM
No, I have no idea, sorry.

soulage
03-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Just before RG the World Team Cup with Jo http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8284376#post8284376

Truc
03-16-2009, 06:23 PM
Either players will take it more seriously this year because they now get ATP points for it - and then it means he will play an event the week before RG although he's been saying everywhere he won't do this anymore this year.
Or they still won't care and it remains of those pointless exhibition events, why not rather practice on the RG courts?

I find it a strange decision, but well, it's one of the few tennis events with TV coverage here, so it's fine for me if he plays there!

krn81
03-16-2009, 06:35 PM
Surprising, he said in an interview last week that he will not played any tournaments before the masters 1000 and slam tournaments. It looks he changes his mind or it is just for fun with jo.

Is someone know how does this tournaments works? country against country?

Truc
03-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Maybe it will be different now with the ATP points, but only the Chileans and the Germans used to take it seriously, the others couldn't care less.

There are two groups of 4 countries playing against each other. 2 singles and one doubles in each match. The countries have more than 2 players so they don't need to play everyday.
Then the best countries play the final (maybe there are semi-finals too, I don't remember), but since the final takes place during the week-end and RG starts on Sunday already, the top players don't try tooooo hard to qualify for it.

I guess you get DSF in Austria too, so imagine the usual DSF hopeless commentary and non-stop commercials in top of that... A highlight of the tennis season.

krn81
03-17-2009, 08:09 AM
Sorry Fran, what is DSF? (I dont watch too much tv here).

Anyway it is a week of a long weekend, not sure lot of people will watch it.

Truc
03-17-2009, 08:57 AM
"Deutsches Sportfernsehen". If you can pick it up where you live, I recommend it, it's unique. :devil:
They show bits of Wimbledon, the WTC in Düsselfdorf, the Davis Cup ties of the German team... You have to really pay attention to catch the tennis coverage between all the commercials, though.

krn81
03-17-2009, 10:23 AM
I never saw it, I will have a look...
I have only orf sport, and it is 80% of the time the radio, 19% ski and ski and last part is tennis specially when the Austrian made exploit (so almost never :p )

but-it's-ok
03-17-2009, 10:27 AM
Deutsches Sport Fernsehen. I used to be able to receive that,yes in England, when we had our first satellite receiver in 1991. Sat 1 was:cool: I could watch ARD/ZDF too. Oh loved them,actually I miss those channels:lol:

rtgy
04-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Even though it was a bad Miami tennis day today - I do have some hope for excitement this week. On the Indy Tennis website it was mentioned that they're going to announce on Thursday a player who's returning to the tournament to play this year. I'm really, really hoping it's Gillou. Returning could mean a lot of things - returning after winning the title last year (Gilles!!!) or returning after not having played for a few years (someone else I don't care nearly as much about). I hope it's not that they're making a big deal about Taylor Dent or someone like that returning.


Alli I think is Andy (Rod) because he had already decided to play at Indy this year.....
I think :shrug:

rtgy
04-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Hey there Yavor. :wavey: You're right, Roddick is returning to the tournament this year. They already made a big deal about that on the website a month or so ago. This has to be someone new (unless their operations director is completely clueless...). They're trying to create a buzz with it by telling people in advance that they'll announce it when daily tickets go on sale on Thursday.

Alli :wavey:

now that's interesting.............a new/old/ face at Indy :lol: I'm clueless :shrug:

port37
04-02-2009, 04:27 AM
Fingers crossed it's Gilles for you Alli :)

port37
04-04-2009, 10:07 AM
And, of course - it WAS Taylor Dent who they announced. Not such a great Thursday surprise. Oh, well. I'll keep holding out ;)

Thanks, Alyce ;) Keep keeping 'em crossed :D

Booo...oh well, still a chance of Gilles playing.

Truc
05-02-2009, 08:59 AM
He's entered Queens after Roland-Garros.
Is he boycotting Germany this year or what? You've got fans in Germany, Gilles!

Truc
05-02-2009, 09:03 AM
I just remembered he's playing the Düsseldorf thing... But that doesn't count, it's a completely useless event.

I hope his current results on clay won't deter him from playing Hamburg. :-/ It was a surprise last year when he played Indianapolis instead of the European clay events, he used to play every possible event on clay, Sopot, Bucharest, etc.

port37
05-02-2009, 05:07 PM
He's entered Queens after Roland-Garros.
Is he boycotting Germany this year or what? You've got fans in Germany, Gilles!

Awww Fran :hug: Hopefully he'll add a German event into his schedule soon. I would've thought Halle would be the better option seeing as though the Queens field is usually very strong compaired to Halle.

krn81
05-07-2009, 02:49 PM
He answered to you Fran about choice to play in Queens ;)
http://www.welovetennis.fr/gilles-simon/11621-simon-l-herbe-est-une-bonne-surface-pour-moi

"Le tournoi du Queen's est un très beau tournoi, historique qui plus est. Tout le monde veut jouer au Queen's un jour. L'herbe est une bonne surface pour mon jeu, et j'attends cette partie de la saison avec impatience. Mon jeu se décline bien sur herbe. Certains des meilleurs joueurs du monde seront présents, mais je veux gagner le tournoi !"

He wants to play at least one time in his life in Queens. Maybe next year he will come back to play grass in Germany.
But is he good on grass? I was not expecting him good on that surface specially with not a huge service...

Truc
05-07-2009, 03:33 PM
"Not a huge serve" and no netgame, his match against Richard last year was painful!

TBH, I'm always surprised when the guys choose to play in Halle because the courts there are dreadful after 2 days whereas they still look beautiful in London even for the final. It isn't a big issue for Gilles since he has never won a match in Halle :p, but I'm sure London is a better choice if he wants to have a decent grass season this year.

Last year he played Warsaw on clay during the week of Halle-Queen's.

Puschkin
05-07-2009, 03:48 PM
TBH, I'm always surprised when the guys choose to play in Halle because the courts there are dreadful after 2 days whereas they still look beautiful in London even for the final.
I can't give a source, but I remember many players appreciating Halle a lot. And hasn't it won the best tournesy's award recently?

His comment about winning Queens is :rolls:

Truc
05-07-2009, 04:06 PM
Really? I thought it was Bastad the players love so much. But maybe Halle too. I don't doubt the organization is nice, it's in Germany. :angel:
Llodra said last year after one of his matches that he knows why Fed is unbeaten in Halle: it takes Federer's talent to be able to play on this court, the most rotten one he has ever seen ("le court sur herbe le plus pourri que je connaisse").

Truc
06-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Phew, he still likes clay, he entered Stuttgart after Wimbledon! :woohoo:

MsTree
06-02-2009, 09:40 PM
:devil: It's his favourite surface isn't it? :devil:

Hope you get the chance to go and see him Fran! :D

Truc
06-02-2009, 09:43 PM
I don't think I'll go to Stuttgart, I'm just glad because it seriously increases the chances he plays Hamburg the next week (sorry Ali, I know I already saw him in Madrid...) and more generally because I was afraid he would be sick of clay. Which would be a pity. :p

MsTree
06-02-2009, 10:11 PM
Aw Alli :hug:

rtgy
06-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Phew, he still likes clay, he entered Stuttgart after Wimbledon! :woohoo:

:speakles:

but Indy.........he was the champ there...........:(



:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:


Alli :hug:

turtle-rn
06-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Phew, he still likes clay, he entered Stuttgart after Wimbledon! :woohoo:
For real ?? :confused:

The only thing that comes to mind is that he perhaps thinks that entry list on clay tournaments after wimbly are likely to be weak and hence, it will be easier for him to gather points there. Or is he overtly frustrated by his clay season and want to give it another shot?

Anyway glad for you if you get another chance to stalk him :D

rtgy
06-04-2009, 07:50 AM
Thanks Yavor :hug:

;)



I figured he would have either been fed up with clay and transitioned to the hardcourt season after Wimbledon and played Indy - or to follow up with a few clay tourneys and then transition for the Masters Series 1000 hardcourt events. If he is actually going to play Indy after Stuttgart, switching surfaces so rapidly seems like an odd choice. The grass to clay isn't an issue but the clay to hardcourt is another story.


true.... :tape:


If he doesn't play Indy it actually takes some pressure off of me. Since it's a small tournament, I'm sure there would have been ample opportunity to talk to him. And, of course, because I'm willing to embarrass myself, I would have planned to talk to him. In fact, if given the opportunity I would force myself to talk to him in French. I'm a 'do it right and do it big' person, so that would be the ultimate way for me to force myself to get over my fear of speaking French with French-speaking people :lol:


:lol:

don't worry sweetie if Gillou is reading MTF he should be prepared for you:lol:

Truc
06-06-2009, 08:52 AM
Since it's a small tournament, I'm sure there would have been ample opportunity to talk to him. And, of course, because I'm willing to embarrass myself, I would have planned to talk to him. In fact, if given the opportunity I would force myself to talk to him in French. I'm a 'do it right and do it big' person, so that would be the ultimate way for me to force myself to get over my fear of speaking French with French-speaking people.I sure hope now he's going to play Indy! :lol: I wouldn't even try to talk to him, I can't compete. You won.
The perfect schedule would be Stuttgart-Indy so we both get to see him (I could go to Stuttgart too, I've never been there, so it would be nice too), but it really doesn't make sense to me.

Truc
06-10-2009, 06:23 PM
I know, I thought of you when I saw that Stan was playing the European clay events too... At least Stan could have made an effort and joined Roddick, Karlovic, Querrey and Isner in Indianapolis to practice his return of serve a little bit!

If you need any information, I can try to talk to Stan and ask him whatever you want, I don't mind making a fool of myself with other players, it's even part of the fun when one goes to a tennis tournament.

Truc
07-15-2009, 08:06 PM
He entered New Haven between Cincy and the USO. Not sure why he said at the beginning of the year he would focus on Slams and not play anymore the week before a big event. (He didn't play the week before Wimbledon!)

turtle-rn
07-15-2009, 08:16 PM
(...) and not play anymore the week before a big event.
He couldn't have predicted back then that early exit would become his routine :tape:

lalaland
07-15-2009, 08:20 PM
So he plays 5 weeks in a roll (if he manages to go to 2nd wk of USO). Sounds to me like he isn't too confident about the 2 TMS :shrug:. Maybe if he goes deep in Montreal and Cincy, he will pull out NH? finger crossed (that he goes deep in TMS).

On a different note, I went to ATP to check out New Haven and see that he has a new head shot picture. He looks serious :hearts:, I like it.

MsTree
07-15-2009, 08:38 PM
I think that's fair enough, says a lot about him and his confidence but maybe he prefers a busy schedule to scrabbling around for a wild card a few days before a tourney starts.
Five straight weeks of tennis on US time while working full time UK time. Better start buying in the coffee :eek:

lalaland
07-17-2009, 06:07 AM
Have a great time there in Indy, Alli.

I don't even know who's playing there. I went to Indy's website and clicked on the "player" tab, and they only listed the 4 Americans :rolleyes:, and I don't like them all. ok, admittedly I didn't take the time to scroll down until now, I'm use to seeing all the players show up immediately on the players page :p

Don't forget to wave at the TV, maybe we'll see you on there. :)

Truc
07-17-2009, 08:26 AM
Karlovic withdrew, Alli. :(

I didn't know you will spend the whole week there, including the qualies! It's a bit of a waste, I'll be in Hamburg just 2 days maybe.
I know I said I don't mind making a fool of myself with other players, but not to the point of giving them a hug, sorry. It probably doesn't show much on message boards, but I'm very, very shy in real life.

You can find the entry list of Indianapolis here, Lala:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=145541
We wanted to find some challenges for Alli, but the entry list doesn't inspire me much, I can't think of anything... You should really ask in the Gulbis forum, they will surely bombard you with questions and requests there.

Truc
07-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Merci, toi aussi!

I really don't have anything to ask right now about Gilles, we get so many updates in the media, about his schedule, his knee... I kept seeing Tulasne everywhere in Madrid, he was even sitting next to me while I was watching PHM-Fognini (since the winner would be the next opponent of Gilles), but I couldn't think of anything interesting to ask. People sometimes ask on the French blog if Gilles is going to have a website one day, that's the only thing which comes to my mind right now...

turtle-rn
07-17-2009, 03:17 PM
I'm off to Indy tomorrow! If anyone has any special requests, let me know :D
Yes I have a special one :D Can you see if they have any footage of Mandlikova's matches over there; I think she played there a few times when Indiana was a Virginia Slim tournament between 1981 and 1986 roughly. ^_^

Have a nice trip lucky you! :wavey:

Truc
08-12-2009, 01:44 PM
He hasn't entered Metz, I don't know if he will defend his title in Bucharest or take some time off before the Asian tourney.

soulage
08-12-2009, 03:01 PM
There is some tractations to make him come in Metz according Republicain Lorrain http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr/sport/article/1873578,81/Gasquet-et-Ljubicic-reviennent-aux-Arenes.html
Le contingent français, dans lequel figurent l’homme qui monte, Jérémy Chardy, et le spécialiste de Roland-Garros, Julien Benneteau, sera peut-être enrichi par la venue de Gilles Simon (tractations en cours) alors que Jo Tsonga brillera par son absence. Le Manceau semble trop attirer par les sirènes, richissimes, de l’Asie.

But maybe he has entered Bucharest or will do like Jo.

Puschkin
08-12-2009, 03:10 PM
But maybe he has entered Bucharest or will do like Jo.
falling for Asian money! The article says it, not me. :p

Truc
08-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Oh sorry, I thought it already was the entry list when I saw your post in the tournament sub, soulage. But I just saw the official entry lists in another forum and he really hasn't entered Metz - he hasn't entered Bucharest either.

(So you see Jo also gets his fair share of digs in the French media, Puschkin?
It's quite stupid here since he's the only Frenchie who doesn't need to play more 250 events. And the entry list is OK without him, it's fine if he prefers to focus on the Asian tour.)

soulage
08-12-2009, 04:16 PM
I think there is discussion about given him a WC when they say "tractations en cours". The article has been written today so after the deadline.

I think Gilles shouln't play Metz and focus on more important event and if he plays in DC he will be a bit tired nervously.

turtle-rn
08-13-2009, 10:27 AM
It's quite stupid here since he's the only Frenchie who doesn't need to play more 250 events. And the entry list is OK without him, it's fine if he prefers to focus on the Asian tour.)
Exactly. Not to mention that the different surface alone would be enought to explain his choice.

lalaland
08-13-2009, 09:48 PM
Is he playing Davis Cup for sure? when do they decide on who got picked to play the tie?

Considering his schedule of the US hard court, he plays continuously from now til end of US Open, and hopefully that includes 2nd week of USO, and then Davis Cup if he's picked. The week of Sept 21-27 should be a rest week for him really, doesn't make sense to play Bucharest/Metz unless his USO is shorten somehow (touch wood that won't be the case). Besides, the 3 weeks Asian swing is very important since he needs to get a good feel to get himself ready for Shanghai to defend 700 pts. Make more sense if he gets to Asia early to prepare for that.

Truc
08-19-2009, 08:09 AM
No, he's not sure yet to play in Davis Cup.

He entered Bangkok then.

felipe2004
08-21-2009, 01:31 AM
First post updated with the latest changes.

lalaland
08-26-2009, 06:28 PM
Just saw this on the tournament thread that he's committed to Tokyo.
http://rakutenopen.rakuten.co.jp/en/players.html

lalaland
09-21-2009, 09:36 PM
Seems like this is the schedule for remaining of the year.

Bangkok, Tokyo, Shanghai
Lyon, Valencia, Paris
London? Hopefully ;)

Toppu
09-22-2009, 02:11 PM
He confiremd to play in Bangkok.
Now I have a chance to meet him again and will surely take lots of pix for you guys.

turtle-rn
09-22-2009, 03:43 PM
He confiremd to play in Bangkok.
Thanks! I was kind of expecting a last minute withdrawal.

Now I have a chance to meet him again
:ras: :p

MsTree
09-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Oh Toppu will be there too! You should see if Rawalya can sneak you into the changing rooms to get some really juicy photos for us! :devil: