Richie's 2009 Schedule [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Richie's 2009 Schedule

Pages : [1] 2

Tess Gray
11-19-2008, 06:41 PM
Okay so I think we all agree we are looking forward to 09:D I thought we'd post his schedule so we can look at all the great things we can look forward to:cool:! I've put the things here I thought he most likely is going to play, please correct me if I am wrong. And as we go along, we can add the tournaments he's going to be playing!


05/01/09 - Week 1: Brisbane International, Australia
12/01/09 - Week 2: Medibank International, Sydney
19/01/09 - Week 3: Australian Open
26/01/09 - Week 4: Australian Open
02/02/09 - Week 5:
09/02/09 - Week 6: Rotterdam, Netherlands
16/02/09 - Week 7: Open 13, Marseille, France
23/02/09 - Week 8: Dubai, UAE
02/03/09 - Week 9: Davis Cup vs Czech Republic
09/03/09 - Week 10: Indian Wells Masters
16/03/09 - Week 11: Indian Wells Masters
23/03/09 - Week 12: Miami Masters
30/03/09 - Week 13: Miami Masters
06/04/09 - Week 14:
13/04/09 - Week 15: Monte Carlo Masters
20/04/09 - Week 16: Barcelona, Spain
27/04/09 - Week 17: Rome Masters
04/05/09 - Week 18:
11/05/09 - Week 19:
18'05/09 - Week 20:
26/05/09 - Week 21:
01/06/09 - Week 22:
08/06/09 - Week 23:
15/06/09 - Week 24:
22/06/09 - Week 25:
29/06/09 - Week 26:
06/07/09 - Week 27:
13/07/09 - Week 28:
20/07/09 - Week 29:
27/07/09 - Week 30:
03/08/09 - Week 31:
10/07/09 - Week 32:
17/07/09 - Week 33:
24/08/09 - Week 34:
31/08/09 - Week 35: US Open
08/09/09 - Week 36: US Open
14/09/09 - Week 37:
21/09/09 - Week 38: Metz, France
28/09/09 - Week 39: Malaysian Open
05/10/09 - Week 40: Tokyo, Japan
12/10/09 - Week 41: Shanghai, China
19/10/09 - Week 42:
26/10/09 - Week 43: St. Petersburg, Russia
02/11/09 - Week 44: Basel, Switzerland
09/11/09 - Week 45: Bercy, Paris
16/11/09 - Week 46:
23/11/09 - Week 47:

Brownie
11-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Good idea Tess:) I'm pretty sure he's playing Sydney week 2.

reggie1
11-19-2008, 08:06 PM
Is that Medibank? Wonder if he'll run into Servesitup again!!

Jozie
11-19-2008, 08:09 PM
http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/players

Your answer...

Brownie
11-19-2008, 08:10 PM
What is servesitup?

edit: Never mind, I know what you're talking about:rolleyes::lol:

Tess Gray
11-19-2008, 08:11 PM
It's in! :)

Who knows. I'm sure serves-it-up would come and tell us:lol:

tufani
11-21-2008, 12:30 AM
He sure gonna play Shanghai and Bercy (weeks 41 & 45) and Madrid ( week 19), 'cause these are mandatory events :wavey:
Monte-Carlo (w. 15) is very likely as well - one of Richie's favourite tournies, though it's not mandatory anymore :rolleyes:

And maybe no DC :o

~*BGT*~
11-21-2008, 02:01 AM
I'd be happy if he skipped DC in 2009. Leave it to France's "true" hopes. :rolleyes:

lisaplenske
11-21-2008, 02:45 PM
yes I think that it would be good for him to let his other friends from the french davis cup team to taste what it feels to play davis cup.Its their time now to take the responsabilities and I think they have the shoulders to that especially jo.
Richard will be able to focus on his results and game.
he's the fourth best french player now and I think its not a bad thing for him...

Allez!

Tess Gray
11-25-2008, 08:19 PM
I think it'll be good for him to play DC. He gets to experience the fun side of it, without all the pressure! I'm actually hoping he's going to play it:) I look forward to it.

I also hope he's going to play either Rotterdam (a good chance, because it got upgraded to a "500" tournament :banana:) or 's Herthogenbosch. Either one is fine. I want to see him play in person. The last time I saw him, was when he was 15:lol:

Schu
11-25-2008, 09:03 PM
yes I think that it would be good for him to let his other friends from the french davis cup team to taste what it feels to play davis cup.Its their time now to take the responsabilities and I think they have the shoulders to that especially jo.
Richard will be able to focus on his results and game.
he's the fourth best french player now and I think its not a bad thing for him...

Allez!

He may be the fourth RANKED player in France but he's not the fourth best (still #1 IMO);) but results are results...

I think it'll be good for him to play DC. He gets to experience the fun side of it, without all the pressure! I'm actually hoping he's going to play it:) I look forward to it.

Actually I think DC is a lot of pressure for him. Fun during the training (or after a win - as in Romania) but once the matches start I think he feels tremendous pressure to produce - so much so that he couldn't even play last time.

I know all the players look forward to this well deserved 2+ month break but for fans it's a killer. Can't wait till January...

lisaplenske
11-26-2008, 10:51 AM
He may be the fourth RANKED player in France but he's not the fourth best (still #1 IMO);) but results are results...
well this year and regarding his level of play in tournaments,I think richard was not the best.His results speak for itself.
its been rare to see him play his best this year but its also because he was working on his fitness and game,thing that has to be improved to beat top players.If you look the 3 players who are better ranked they all beat at least 2 top players(monfils) and reach very good results in masters or slams(tsonga). The most important is results,you're right, you can be the most talented player but what matters is to deliver your best at "key moments" that is to say in big tournaments. Richard couldnt do it this year, so he's behind 3 others players who manage to do it.Logic.


Actually I think DC is a lot of pressure for him. Fun during the training (or after a win - as in Romania) but once the matches start I think he feels tremendous pressure to produce - so much so that he couldn't even play last time.
I think too that DC is synonim of pressure for richard since he began to play it in 2005. The team was based on his matchs results, I still remember that loss against the russians in 2005 and 2006, still remember richard disappointment after his loss against tursunov.I think its time to share the parts between all the french players.Perhaps richard could play doubles to discover another side of the DC.He could learn some positive things from that change of status.Just see the positive of this good emulation between the french players to get even better player himself and to get back to the top where he belongs.

I know all the players look forward to this well deserved 2+ month break but for fans it's a killer. Can't wait till January...

Me too, that's just too boring right now:sobbing:

Puschkin
11-26-2008, 11:15 AM
I know all the players look forward to this well deserved 2+ month break but for fans it's a killer. Can't wait till January...
I could not agree more.

I think too that DC is synonim of pressure for richard since he began to play it in 2005. The team was based on his matchs results, I still remember that loss against the russians in 2005 and 2006, still remember richard disappointment after his loss against tursunov.I think its time to share the parts between all the french players.

I totally agree. He played against Russia in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the French team always lost and this certainly affected him. There were some close and cruel defeats for him in these matches. Let the Top Ten Frenchies do the job for once. :p

Tess Gray
11-26-2008, 09:22 PM
I'm confused :scratch:

according to this post, Richie plays Doha 1st week.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7868121&postcount=930

And according to the Brisbane Tournament, he plays there first week :scratch:
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/players

I've tried to look it up on the Doha website, but it doesn't work for me.


EDIT: Doha starts on the 29th and Brisbane on the 4th. Maybe he thinks he wont get past the first round in Doha and decided that he then can still play Brisbane? That would be... weird right?:scratch:

Schu
11-26-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm confused :scratch:

according to this post, Richie plays Doha 1st week.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7868121&postcount=930

And according to the Brisbane Tournament, he plays there first week :scratch:
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/players

I've tried to look it up on the Doha website, but it doesn't work for me.


EDIT: Doha starts on the 29th and Brisbane on the 4th. Maybe he thinks he wont get past the first round in Doha and decided that he then can still play Brisbane? That would be... weird right?:scratch:

The article says Doha starts Jan. 5 also. Something is weird becuase it looks like Tsonga and Fish are also in both :scratch: ??

Getta
11-26-2008, 11:42 PM
The article says Doha starts Jan. 5 also. Something is weird becuase it looks like Tsonga and Fish are also in both :scratch: ??

Doha Entry List

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7867741&postcount=1

:shrug:

reggie1
11-27-2008, 12:04 PM
The article says Doha starts Jan. 5 also. Something is weird becuase it looks like Tsonga and Fish are also in both :scratch: ??

Sounds like a mix up to me. :confused:

lisaplenske
11-27-2008, 12:43 PM
well I think its more simple for richard to play brisbane then sydney after since both are in australia.
And since richie is a guy who is "simple" I'll bet for brisbane:):p

tennis lover
11-27-2008, 02:39 PM
well he's not on the Doha entry list so it looks like it's definitely Brisbane. :)

Tess Gray
11-27-2008, 03:06 PM
Weird. Novak isn't on the Doha entry list either. And on the dohawebsite it said that he was. Whatever:p Brisbane it is:)!

Brownie
12-30-2008, 09:49 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135350 According to this, Richard is playing at Rotterdam February 9th (I don't know where they got the list because I can't find it on the tournament website). Tess, did you say that you were going to try to go to Rotterdam this year?:)

Tess Gray
12-31-2008, 11:35 AM
:woohoo: :rocker: :D

Yep bought tickets for QF and maybe going another day as well, not sure yet!:D He better get to QF :armed:

EDIT: Can't find it on the tournament website either :shrug:
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/index.cfm?lang=1

lisaplenske
12-31-2008, 11:39 AM
lol tess,dont worry prince richard will be there to see you:p;)

tess I Sent you the thing you asked me,have you received it?:)

Tess Gray
12-31-2008, 11:49 AM
I hope so :angel:

Yes I was just looking at it:worship: Thank you sooo much:D

SUKTUEN
12-31-2008, 04:11 PM
Good Luck in 2009 Richard!!

reggie1
12-31-2008, 06:39 PM
Miss Gray, I am so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tiffanykatya
01-03-2009, 02:28 AM
hope that it will be a great year ever for Richard

Venle
01-11-2009, 01:48 PM
Any chance he'd play Båstad this year? :devil: Hmmm

lisaplenske
01-11-2009, 03:08 PM
well I know that he played gstaad but never bastaad lol

perhaps richard will surprise you and be there this year:D;)

reggie1
01-11-2009, 04:39 PM
well I know that he played gstaad but never bastaad lol

perhaps richard will surprise you and be there this year:D;)

Stepanek is the only player playing bastaad! :(

*Martolina*
01-15-2009, 06:31 PM
I maybe go to Rome..I hope it :D

PinkFeatherBoa
01-16-2009, 01:21 AM
I say this every year but I'll get in early...

Come to Queens Richie, s’il vous plaît. Merci.

Puschkin
01-18-2009, 02:05 PM
According to the tournaments' thread Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai in February. :eek: That looks a bit heavy for my taste.

Tess Gray
01-18-2009, 06:58 PM
He's playing Rotterdam cause it's the first 500 tournament ofthe year, Marseille he has to play cause it's in France and Dubai for the money. It does seem like a lot of tourney's you're right. But he's playing each one for its own reasons I guess.

tufani
03-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Richard is in the Barcelona entry list (w. 16).

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Updated, thanks!:)

Puschkin
03-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Richard is in the Barcelona entry list (w. 16).

What is much more important, he is on the Monte Carlo entry list. 25 days to go. :woohoo:

Vlad1980
03-18-2009, 05:25 PM
Other than some points in Monte Carlo, Richard basically has nothing to defend all the way until Wimbledon. This is very important stretch for him and with good results he can move up the rankings pretty quickly and gain some confidence. I would like Richard to reach at least 1 semifinal in these 1000s events on clay. I always felt like his game could be so much better on clay than what he has showed in last couple years. He is due for a big result.

Good to see him play Barcelone. Very strong event in terms of field.

Cloudygirl
03-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Richie plays well on clay I don't know why he feels he doesn't.

reggie1
03-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Richie plays well on clay I don't know why he feels he doesn't.I think because RG is on clay and he has a whole mental block with RG/playing in France and clay. I also think he says it so the French do not expect much of him at RG.

Vlad1980
03-18-2009, 09:36 PM
I think because RG is on clay and he has a whole mental block with RG/playing in France and clay. I also think he says it so the French do not expect much of him at RG.


He has not made it past 3rd round at his home slam ever. I think few years ago, I remember in 2005 especially he was hyped up so much before his match with Nadal and he lost easily... actually that was his best result at RG when the pressure was highest. Right now, I honestly don't buy the fact that he still struggling at RG (and clay in general) because of pressure... I mean who in the world expecting anything from him at RG anymore? Certainly not me.. If he ever reaches 3rd round there, I think it would be great result... but of course and it may sound really harsh, but I think the fact of him actually showing up for a tennis match in front of his own crowd would already be big improvement over what he had shown in all French events last couple years. I mean his withdrawal percentage is like 80%.... Every time there is French event, it seems he just wants to runaway and hide somewhere.

Cloudygirl
03-18-2009, 09:42 PM
He has not made it past 3rd round at his home slam ever. I think few years ago, I remember in 2005 especially he was hyped up so much before his match with Nadal and he lost easily... actually that was his best result at RG when the pressure was highest. Right now, I honestly don't buy the fact that he still struggling at RG (and clay in general) because of pressure... I mean who in the world expecting anything from him at RG anymore? Certainly not me.. If he ever reaches 3rd round there, I think it would be great result... but of course and it may sound really harsh, but I think the fact of him actually showing up for a tennis match in front of his own crowd would already be big improvement over what he had shown in all French events last couple years. I mean his withdrawal percentage is like 80%.... Every time there is French event, it seems he just wants to runaway and hide somewhere.


I agree noone expects anything from him on clay. Tsonga and Simon and Monfils easily have more expectations on them at RG this year. He should just go and do what he can.

reggie1
03-18-2009, 09:42 PM
He has not made it past 3rd round at his home slam ever. I think few years ago, I remember in 2005 especially he was hyped up so much before his match with Nadal and he lost easily... actually that was his best result at RG when the pressure was highest. Right now, I honestly don't buy the fact that he still struggling at RG (and clay in general) because of pressure... I mean who in the world expecting anything from him at RG anymore? Certainly not me.. If he ever reaches 3rd round there, I think it would be great result... but of course and it may sound really harsh, but I think the fact of him actually showing up for a tennis match in front of his own crowd would already be big improvement over what he had shown in all French events last couple years. I mean his withdrawal percentage is like 80%.... Every time there is French event, it seems he just wants to runaway and hide somewhere.It does seem like it, I think the issue of Richard and playing in France is a very complex one and only something that he can answer. Once that is resolved it will probably be the key to unlock a lot of other issues regarding his results. Let's hope he sorts it out, whatever it is.

Vlad1980
03-18-2009, 09:44 PM
I agree noone expects anything from him on clay. Tsonga and Simon and Monfils easily have more expectations on them at RG this year. He should just go and do what he can.

And I think he has the game to reach 3rd or 4th rounds on consistent basis at RG. It is too bad he doesn't think so and is always afraid of being criticized or something.

tufani
03-27-2009, 01:48 AM
Richard is going to play Estoril (w. 18), and will play Madrid for sure (w. 19). Five tournaments in a row! :confused: :o

Cloudygirl
03-27-2009, 06:55 AM
he will have to play Madrid

Puschkin
03-27-2009, 07:03 AM
Richard is going to play Estoril (w. 18), and will play Madrid for sure (w. 19). Five tournaments in a row! :confused: :o
:eek: I was thinking the same, quite heavy this schedule. I'd prefer him to be a liitle bit more selective. :o

Gretchen.
05-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Richie confirmed he is playing Eastbourne and Queens before Wimby :)

Puschkin
05-07-2009, 06:43 PM
Richie confirmed he is playing Eastbourne and Queens before Wimby :)
Well, it is grass, his surface, so he has to make use of it. :)

Given the entry list in Queens, it is really a shame that the tourney is only in the 250 category. :o

Gasquetno.1
05-07-2009, 07:35 PM
Really?? Thats a surprise, i thought it was quite a big tournament, thought it definately would have been a 500:confused:

Cloudygirl
05-07-2009, 07:54 PM
there are no grass 500 tournies

reggie1
05-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Really?? Thats a surprise, i thought it was quite a big tournament, thought it definately would have been a 500:confused:
No, it just costs that to get a ticket, a sandwich and a cup of tea :lol:. I think it is the most expensive tournie, a first round ticket costs about £70.00, the same as a ticket for the men's final for AO or USO I think!

Cloudygirl
07-18-2009, 07:40 AM
well I thought it was time to have a bump of this baby.

When on earth is he playing next. We are looking at him def playing USO and I imagine if he is injury free (pls!!) he will have to play Montreal and Cincy.

whattheheck
07-18-2009, 09:15 AM
In the next few weeks

lisaplenske
07-18-2009, 02:07 PM
patrice hagelauer said that he would have to train for at least one month so I would say that he ll come back in Montreal at best, but if not it would be Cincinatti or New Heaven. But that is only big supposition.

He never enjoyed the Cincinatti weather,never played good there and I dont see him playing the week before a slam so he better has to get his forme back to play Montreal or wait and play till the US Open.
He did nothing for 3 months,no competion,no training, better take his time than come back too soon.

Tough work to come for him, good luck.

Schu
07-18-2009, 06:14 PM
As much as I would like to see him back on the court today, it makes no sense if he's not been training. If he comes back too soon or pushes too hard, he'll risk another injury. BUT isn't he required to play the 1000 level tournaments unless he is injured or he risks sanction/fine from ATP? that's the last thing he needs is the ATP on his case now.

Cincy never was his "cup of tea" but he did play well and probably feels more comfortable in Montreal, it just might be too soon.

I guess it's easy to ask why wasn't he training during this suspension but I can't imagine many except maybe Nadal would be motivated to work their ass off when the posibility of a 2 year suspension loomed over his head.

Just hope whenever he does come back he is physically strong and mentally tougher than ever.

whattheheck
07-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Hopefully he comes back in Montreal.

Gretchen.
07-21-2009, 01:03 AM
Riche imo shouldn't play Cincy, he is never really good at the US tournies, the best he's done is a couple 4th rounds at Indian Wells and for the Canada Masters he seems to only play good in Toronto instead of Montreal :lol: I would love to see him back on court and he does have a quarterfinal to defend but I do agree with Schu that if he isn't ready and hasn't trained he really shouldn't be playing before US Open.But any who I'm just glad that he is going to US Open for sure cause finally I will get to see him live :D

whattheheck
07-21-2009, 07:21 AM
Is there any news as to what tournament he will play first? Can't wait! :)

Vlad1980
07-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Is there any news as to what tournament he will play first? Can't wait! :)

Looks like the results of the trial were a big surprise even for him and he probably doesn't know when he can start since he didn't practice. IMO, he should try to get wild card to LA (very small event) and maybe he can get 1 or 2 matches in before important Masters event will start. If he doesn't play LA, then he runs a risk of entering Grand Slam without winning any matches for past 3-4 months.

Puschkin
07-22-2009, 06:36 PM
IMO, he should try to get wild card to LA (very small event) and maybe he can get 1 or 2 matches in before important Masters event will start. If he doesn't play LA, then he runs a risk of entering Grand Slam without winning any matches for past 3-4 months.

Welcome back again. Where were you when the sea was rough? :p

Getta
07-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Welcome back again. Where were you when the sea was rough? :p

Most people can't handle the rough stormy seas and heavy winds.

And neither can I, for I too have embarked on an extensive travel programme. ;)

Jozie
07-23-2009, 09:33 AM
Seemingly Richie is back for Cincy ranked 28th.

http://www.cincytennis.com/Global/News/2009/07/Strongest_Playing_Field_in_Cincinnati_Tennis_Histo ry_Announce.aspx

He's not on the list for Montreal though :(

Just can't wait to see him in action again, but looking forward to the latter part of August. :D

Tess Gray
07-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Richard Gasquet(FRA) 28th on the ATP Tour rankings withdrew from the tournament.

So only Cincy then :bounce: I'm excited to see him again!

marina36
07-23-2009, 10:14 AM
So in 24 days, Richard will be back!! ;)
It's a long time... No, I promised to not complain! :D

I hoped he would play at Montreal, but apparently he wants to be ready before playing in a tournament. I think it's quite right.

I'm impatient!! :)

Venle
07-23-2009, 12:04 PM
I'm impatient!! :)

I share the feeling. :) Can't wait to see him again :rocker2:

whattheheck
07-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Whoa, what a strong field. Richie better prepare well in his first tournament back. Hope he plays well.

*Martolina*
07-23-2009, 03:43 PM
less than a month still and then finally the wait will end

Cloudygirl
07-23-2009, 06:57 PM
won't he get penalised from withdrawing from montreal? He will also lose shit loads of points and prob not be seeded for the USO :(

Has he def withdrawn or has is their website just out of date? They had him as withdrawn because of the ban.

I hope he knows what he is doing.

Aurelien
07-23-2009, 07:19 PM
I can't wait for him to return. I hope that he will take some benefits from this break : hopefully his shoulder injury will heal more easily.

Gasquetno.1
07-23-2009, 09:25 PM
won't he get penalised from withdrawing from montreal? He will also lose shit loads of points and prob not be seeded for the USO :(

Has he def withdrawn or has is their website just out of date? They had him as withdrawn because of the ban.

I hope he knows what he is doing.

Yeah I think your right. I doubt he would withdraw from Montreal, because of whats at stake, and if its true that he has been training through his ban then surely he should be ready?

Cloudygirl
07-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Looking at the website I think it has been update actually, so he prob has withdrawn. I guess if he's not ready, he's not ready.

He is worth waiting for.

Puschkin
09-16-2009, 08:40 AM
:eek: according to the entry lists posted in the more tourneys' thread Richard is playing St. Petersburg, and not Lyon. Why not Vienna? :banghead:

soulage
09-16-2009, 11:25 AM
He plays the Open de la baie de Somme this week-end http://www.openbaiedesomme.com/#website while he refused a WC for the St Remy challenger last week.

Puschkin
09-16-2009, 11:30 AM
He plays the Open de la baie de Somme this week-end.
What kind of tournament is this?

Kournikovaism
09-16-2009, 11:34 AM
:lol: What event is that??

soulage
09-16-2009, 11:43 AM
tough to explain but it's a french tournament which belongs to the Circuits Nationaux des Grand Tournois. The best players plays not before the quarter. This year they're happy of their field cos they have Santoro, Ouanna, Grosjean and Richard. Jo won it in 2007.

Puschkin
09-16-2009, 11:53 AM
tough to explain but it's a french tournament which belongs to the Circuits Nationaux des Grand Tournois. The best players plays not before the quarter. This year they're happy of their field cos they have Santoro, Ouanna, Grosjean and Richard. Jo won it in 2007.
Thanks, that actually sounds quite good to me, not a high-profile event, but quality players to compete against. Good strategy to gain some confidence.

Cloudygirl
09-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Any news on whether he is likely to play Bercy? I hope so. Will be really pissed if I miss him 2 years in a row. I'm sure I am destined never to see Richard.

whattheheck
09-18-2009, 06:48 AM
tough to explain but it's a french tournament which belongs to the Circuits Nationaux des Grand Tournois. The best players plays not before the quarter. This year they're happy of their field cos they have Santoro, Ouanna, Grosjean and Richard. Jo won it in 2007.

When is that? Why not play a tournament where he can earn points?

PatriciaV
09-18-2009, 12:30 PM
It's in France, as the next tournament that Richard will play. Kind of good warming up. He could have played the challenger last week, but wanted probably to train physically before. Also the field is stronger this week (Malisse and Baghdatis in Saint Remy, against Santoro and Ouanna, really in good shape recently).

case
09-18-2009, 03:48 PM
i heard during US Open that the appeal was rather worthless and gasquet needn't worry. would have said something in GM thread, but thought i would spare myself more coke jokes.

icecastle
09-18-2009, 04:16 PM
i heard during US Open that the appeal was rather worthless and gasquet needn't worry.


I hope thats true. I wish they'd just let Richie be so he could focus on his game.

Puschkin
09-18-2009, 06:46 PM
i heard during US Open that the appeal was rather worthless and gasquet needn't worry. would have said something in GM thread, but thought i would spare myself more coke jokes.
That was a smart decision. :wavey:

Cloudygirl
09-18-2009, 07:16 PM
An appeal like this has never happened before I wouldn't think anyone could predict what would happen. Hopefully he will be ok.

Hangdog
09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
It's in France, as the next tournament that Richard will play. Kind of good warming up. He could have played the challenger last week, but wanted probably to train physically before. Also the field is stronger this week (Malisse and Baghdatis in Saint Remy, against Santoro and Ouanna, really in good shape recently).
I've stumbled across a quote of Richard in the article about this tournament, thought someone might be interested (http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Sports/Sport-en-Picardie/Open-de-la-Baie-de-Somme-dans-une-autre-dimension):
De retour de Flushing Meadows, Richard Gasquet explique sa venue en Baie de Somme par le besoin « de faire des matches, tout simplement. Je n'ai pas joué depuis très longtemps; à l'US Open, la sortie a été très rapide contre Nadal. Comme je joue à Metz la semaine prochaine, j'ai besoin de retrouver le rythme. Je ne suis pas à mon meilleur niveau. J'essaye d'y revenir petit à petit. Cet Open est un beau tournoi. J'ai besoin de faire des matches dans une ambiance de compétition et de me faire plaisir.»
He explains his participation at Baie de Somme by need "of just playing matches. I haven't played for a long time; at the US Open there was a quick exit against Nadal. Since I play in Metz next week, I need to get back into the rhythm. I'm not at my best, I try to get there little by little. This Open is a nice tournament. I need to play matches in a competitive atmosphere and have fun."

He'll face in his 1/4 final match the winner of Faurel vs Obry, and his potential 1/2 final opponent is Ouanna.

Cloudygirl
09-18-2009, 10:36 PM
Has he actually played yet?

Hangdog
09-18-2009, 10:57 PM
Good question :lol: In fact I believed that the 1/4 finals (and all the seeded players have BYEs until quarters) were supposed to be played on Saturday, but I've just found the schedule (http://issuu.com/natrib/docs/open_de_la_baie_de_somme_quotidien_n_5?mode=embed&viewMode=presentation&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Fl ayout.xml&backgroundColor=348398&showFlipBtn=true) that says Gasquet & Co were scheduled for Friday evening.
Well, probably the results become public only on the next day :p

EDIT: Yes, he actually beat Faurel 6-2 6-3, and plays next Haehnel, who defeated Ouanna in straight sets.

Puschkin
09-19-2009, 07:41 AM
Has he actually played yet?
Yep, he won 6-2 6-3 against a guy called Faurel and will play Jérôme Haehnel next.

edit: :o had not seen the previous edit before.

reggie1
09-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Oh he's playing again, hooray and a win too! Little steps are fine at the moment. That confidence will return little by little I think.

Jozie
09-19-2009, 04:10 PM
Dans le tableau masculin, Richard Gasquet est le premier qualifié pour la finale après sa victoire face à Jérôme Haehnel 7-6/6-3.

Wonderful news... he's through to the final :yeah:

Naina
09-19-2009, 04:32 PM
Great :bounce:
GL for the next one

icecastle
09-19-2009, 04:49 PM
:yeah: thats great news! im so excited for richie!

marina36
09-19-2009, 05:19 PM
Great! It's good for the confidence...

Richard will play in the Open d'Orleans. http://www.opendorleans.com/v2/index.php
(19-25 October).

InfiniteSadness
09-19-2009, 07:10 PM
Dans le tableau masculin, Richard Gasquet est le premier qualifié pour la finale après sa victoire face à Jérôme Haehnel 7-6/6-3.

Wonderful news... he's through to the final :yeah:

Where did you see that, Jozie?

Richard will play in the Open d'Orleans. http://www.opendorleans.com/v2/index.php
(19-25 October).

Great! He needs matches!

Puschkin
09-19-2009, 07:12 PM
Richard will play in the Open d'Orleans.(19-25 October).

:eek: Playing like a maniac? He is scheduled to play every week from now to the end of October!

acd692
09-19-2009, 08:12 PM
this tournaments give him points? anyways, good luck:) happy to know he is back on track

Getta
09-19-2009, 10:09 PM
this tournaments give him points?

hold for a count of three and relax.

http://www.opendorleans.com/v2/presentation.php


:p

acd692
09-19-2009, 11:26 PM
hold for a count of three and relax.

http://www.opendorleans.com/v2/presentation.php


:p

jiji thanks:rolleyes:

Davodus
09-20-2009, 01:29 AM
Match wins at the moment are just what he needs, so good to see him make the final of this thing.

Puschkin
09-20-2009, 11:39 AM
Match wins at the moment are just what he needs, so good to see him make the final of this thing.
:yeah: Nothing is better now than winning for improving the confidence. Seems like a smart stratgey to slowly getting back with the opposition continously having more quality. Metz will already be tougher and then Kuala Lumpur. Deblicker is much better than many people think. :)

Davodus
09-20-2009, 01:12 PM
That is true, they are going about this in a pretty smart way, building up slowly and not trying to rush things. Hopefully that will bring good results, particularly when the new season begins.

Lemon Custard
09-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Can't wait. I booked my Aus Open accommodation today, and have already outlined our plan of attack for finding Richie. :):)

Davodus
09-20-2009, 01:33 PM
Ah yes, I have mine booked too, but in order for me to see him he needs to make at least the 2nd round :lol: where do you stay?

Jozie
09-20-2009, 02:42 PM
[QUOTE=InfiniteSadness;9131201]Where did you see that, Jozie?


http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Gasquet-Santoro-et-Coin-Bovina-en-finales

Found the results here. Gasquet - Santoro in the final.

Cloudygirl
09-20-2009, 03:28 PM
http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Gasquet-s-impose-en-Baie-de-Somme

so he won. Thats got to build some confidence I hope.

~*BGT*~
09-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Awesome! :D I just hope it doesn't tire him out. :o

Davodus
09-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Great :yeah:

Jozie
09-20-2009, 03:48 PM
http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Gasquet-s-impose-en-Baie-de-Somme

so he won. Thats got to build some confidence I hope.

Yep, beat Santoro 6-3/6-2.

Well done Richie. GL in Metz. :yeah:

simplet
09-20-2009, 04:06 PM
Will he really get 90 points for that tournament? If so, that's pretty good. I thought it was some kind of hit-and-giggle exho for the children or something. 90 points is like a semi in an ATP250.

scmom
09-20-2009, 05:02 PM
hey- some good match play and a few wins are great for him right now

so onto Metz - hopefully he can build on the success this past week

Puschkin
09-20-2009, 05:16 PM
Will he really get 90 points for that tournament? If so, that's pretty good. I thought it was some kind of hit-and-giggle exho for the children or something. 90 points is like a semi in an ATP250.
I don't think he will get points for this one, but he will for Orléans wich he is scheduled to play in the week of 19 October.

Schu
09-20-2009, 06:00 PM
A few wins have to be a positive for him. And beating Fabrice so easily isn't too bad. It must have been wierd for both of them to play that match after the close relationship they appear to have, especially during the suspension.

One step at a time, Richie but you're going in the right direction - keep it up.

simplet
09-20-2009, 06:28 PM
I don't think he will get points for this one, but he will for Orléans wich he is scheduled to play in the week of 19 October.

You're right I was confused.

Cloudygirl
09-20-2009, 07:52 PM
Fabrice is ranked higher than him now :(

Well I think all match practice is good at least he hasn't lost to someone ranked 500 this week.

Puschkin
09-20-2009, 09:15 PM
Video from SF of Open Baie de Somme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YU9s9gEugE

Richard to be seen around 3:20 (in red :D)

Cloudygirl
09-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Am loving that the court is so small he can't play miles behind the baseline lol.

Lemon Custard
09-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Am loving that the court is so small he can't play miles behind the baseline lol.

haha! Maybe it's deliberate to get him in the habit. We can only hope! :)


Ah yes, I have mine booked too, but in order for me to see him he needs to make at least the 2nd round :lol: where do you stay?

I was going to arrive on the second day but I was taking no chances. I'm not missing him! We're coming for the whole first week doing the 5 day non consecutive ground pass for $99 thing.. seems pretty good... and then buying night tickets as needed. If he plays in Voda or Rod Laver we will buy those tix on the day - and cause we're there for 7 days, we can just use the ground passes the next day.

We're staying on Little Collins. No idea of the name of the place. We usually stay in Quest Apartments on Collins, but they were booked out months ago. The players have finally caught on! We used to just have a few chance encounters with them (say, in a lift, in my pyjamas.. :o) but now they book it out super early. Next time I'm seriously considering crashing on a friend's couch for the first couple of days and waiting for players to lose and leave. The bargains to be had then!

Do you live in Melbourne, Davodus?

Schu
09-21-2009, 02:58 AM
Am loving that the court is so small he can't play miles behind the baseline lol.

Maybe he needs to play little tourneys with short courts for a few months to get a new habit.

Thanks for the video Puschkin. I'm lovin' Red Richie!:fiery:

Davodus
09-21-2009, 03:11 AM
haha! Maybe it's deliberate to get him in the habit. We can only hope! :)




I was going to arrive on the second day but I was taking no chances. I'm not missing him! We're coming for the whole first week doing the 5 day non consecutive ground pass for $99 thing.. seems pretty good... and then buying night tickets as needed. If he plays in Voda or Rod Laver we will buy those tix on the day - and cause we're there for 7 days, we can just use the ground passes the next day.

We're staying on Little Collins. No idea of the name of the place. We usually stay in Quest Apartments on Collins, but they were booked out months ago. The players have finally caught on! We used to just have a few chance encounters with them (say, in a lift, in my pyjamas.. :o) but now they book it out super early. Next time I'm seriously considering crashing on a friend's couch for the first couple of days and waiting for players to lose and leave. The bargains to be had then!

Do you live in Melbourne, Davodus?


Ohh right. I live in Brisbane so I have to fly down, and only go for 4 days so I just have to be lucky with seeing people.
I stay on collins street too (well the corner of collins and queen) at The Sebel. I am really excited already :lol:

icecastle
09-21-2009, 03:57 AM
So glad for Richie! He's now back on track. GL on Metz!

InfiniteSadness
09-21-2009, 07:55 AM
I'm glad he won this small tourney.
I hope it gave him confidence for Metz :)

Gasquetno.1
09-21-2009, 02:56 PM
I guess he's playing tomorrow then he's not on the list to play today

marina36
09-21-2009, 04:06 PM
He 'll play against Berrer. Tomorrow I think.
;)

~*BGT*~
09-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Yes, at 7 PM local time. :bounce:

Gasquetno.1
09-21-2009, 07:45 PM
I looked today and there weren't any live streams for todays play so i dont think we will be able to watch him :(

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 07:03 PM
According to smucav's entry lists, Richard is also playing Basel, meaning he has entered a tourney every week from now beyond October. :eek: I really wonder how this will turn out!

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm still 'pissed off' about St.Petersburg instead of Lyon. Maybe I should go to Basel instead.

He must have really missed Tennis, so he is going on a Davydenko-esque tournament run to make up for missed time. Seems a little eager but can't blame him, really. He can always pull out occassionally, should things go better than planned.

Kournikovaism
09-22-2009, 10:42 PM
According to smucav's entry lists, Richard is also playing Basel, meaning he has entered a tourney every week from now beyond October. :eek: I really wonder how this will turn out!

:lol: He is like the ATP Wozniacki.

But to be fair he has missed a ton of tourneys.

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 10:47 PM
I'm still 'pissed off' about St.Petersburg instead of Lyon.
He managed to "piss us both off", he could have gone to Vienna. :devil:

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 09:31 AM
So to clarify cos I'm a bit lost in this thread, he is playing:-
21/9 Metz
28/9 Malaysian open
5/10 Tokyo
11/10 Shanghai - I assume he is in for that now with Fed, Nalby and a couple of others having dropped out.
19/10 ? I can't see him on any lists am I missing something.
25/10 St Petersburg
2/11 Basel
8/11 Bercy ??

Wow I guess he wants to make up for lost time.

marina36
09-26-2009, 09:48 AM
So to clarify cos I'm a bit lost in this thread, he is playing:-
21/9 Metz
28/9 Malaysian open
5/10 Tokyo
11/10 Shanghai - I assume he is in for that now with Fed, Nalby and a couple of others having dropped out.
19/10 ? I can't see him on any lists am I missing something.
25/10 St Petersburg
2/11 Basel
8/11 Bercy ??

Wow I guess he wants to make up for lost time.

He 'll play the Open d'Orleans. ;)

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 09:58 AM
He 'll play the Open d'Orleans. ;)

Is that a full week?

Well if he actually plays all of those and goes deep I will be proud of him. 'bout time he had some match practise.

Dini
09-26-2009, 01:16 PM
Wow he's gonna keep him self busy. :worship:

Maybe top 20 before the end of the year? :D

acd692
09-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Wow he's gonna keep him self busy. :worship:

Maybe top 20 before the end of the year? :D

hopefully:D

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 01:55 PM
Pretty optimistic I think. Maybe top 30.

marina36
09-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Is that a full week?


Yes, a full week...

A lot of tounaments, he really wants to play! :)

Vlad1980
09-26-2009, 03:51 PM
Pretty optimistic I think. Maybe top 30.

Perhaps he wants to be seeded for Aussie Open. I think he can make it.

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Perhaps he wants to be seeded for Aussie Open. I think he can make it.

How do the ranking points work when you have been in the top 30 but then drop out of it. How many 500s and 250s can he count?

Dini
09-26-2009, 04:07 PM
Yeah it's optimistic but it's doable if he goes deep at every tournament from now on. What will his ranking be after his effort in Metz?

Tess Gray
09-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Ok guys, schedule on page 1 is updated;) Sorry it's a bit late haha.

Getta
09-26-2009, 04:11 PM
What will his ranking be after his effort in Metz?

No.46

Vlad1980
09-26-2009, 04:18 PM
How do the ranking points work when you have been in the top 30 but then drop out of it. How many 500s and 250s can he count?

I think it is 4 500s and 2 250s. I don't think his ranking points will go up after this since he already has Sydney and Brisbane results counted. He needs to do well in Tokyo, Basel, Shanghai and Paris. Those will affect his ranking big time if he reaches later rounds. 250 events, he has to either win or reach finals.

Dini
09-26-2009, 04:25 PM
No.46

Thanks Getta. :hatoff:

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 04:31 PM
It's a miracle he is even top 50 seeing as he doesn't have any points for 2 of the 4 slams and 5 of the MS series events.

ImmzB
09-26-2009, 04:38 PM
Lets hope for Top 20

Vlad1980
09-26-2009, 04:43 PM
It's a miracle he is even top 50 seeing as he doesn't have any points for 2 of the 4 slams and 5 of the MS series events.

He has Tokyo semi to defend which has a good field and is 500 event. Richard has semi in Dubai and that is his best result of the year, but he was lucky there as Murray pulled out.

ImmzB
09-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Richie's 80 Points from Beijing. Drop Date is on Monday.

Richie's 220 Points from Tokyo. Drop Date on the 5th of October.

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 04:50 PM
Well he can't defend all of his points there. He has 228 points from that but a semi now is only 180 points in a 500 event now.

His points from Beijing don't matter. It isn't a countable tournament for him anyway.

Vlad1980
09-26-2009, 05:06 PM
Lets hope for Top 20

Given the points from Tokyo and Madrid (another 150), I think realistic ranking at the end of the year could be top 45. He clearly has an uphill battle right now.

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm with you the only saving grace is that the points between 50 and 35 are actually quite close. But I can't see him being above mid 30s by the end of the year and that will prob be luck.

Schu
09-26-2009, 07:24 PM
I think it is 4 500s and 2 250s. I don't think his ranking points will go up after this since he already has Sydney and Brisbane results counted. He needs to do well in Tokyo, Basel, Shanghai and Paris. Those will affect his ranking big time if he reaches later rounds. 250 events, he has to either win or reach finals.

But because he missed several masters and 2 GS doesn't he get to count more smaller tournies? at least that's how it used to work. That's part of how DelPotro got up into the 20s by winning a bunch of "mickey mouse" tourneys but then he'd have to win them or at least be a finalist.

ImmzB
09-26-2009, 08:29 PM
Maybe Top 20 is a Battle...Top 32 will be good!

Cloudygirl
09-27-2009, 02:01 AM
But because he missed several masters and 2 GS doesn't he get to count more smaller tournies? at least that's how it used to work. That's part of how DelPotro got up into the 20s by winning a bunch of "mickey mouse" tourneys but then he'd have to win them or at least be a finalist.

no it's the new rules if he ended 2009 top 30 which he did, his points have to consist of the slams, the MS, 4 500s (one of which to be after the USO) and 2 or is it 3 I forget 250s.

He is carrying a lot of nil pointers at the moment and will do for a lot of next year too but presumably if he finishes this year lower than 30 which is likely then I don't think it will apply to him next year in which case I'm then unsure how it works.

Puschkin
09-27-2009, 02:45 PM
He is carrying a lot of nil pointers at the moment and will do for a lot of next year too.

Why? Next year he can win a lot of points. As for this year, everything can happen- from a further decline in ranking to a considerable improvement if he does well at Shanghai and/or Paris. I just hope he manages the planned schedule, it is really heavy.

Cloudygirl
09-27-2009, 03:00 PM
Why? Next year he can win a lot of points. As for this year, everything can happen- from a further decline in ranking to a considerable improvement if he does well at Shanghai and/or Paris. I just hope he manages the planned schedule, it is really heavy.

Because of the way the points are made up. His current ranking breakdown is

Slams

19.01.2009 Australian Open R32 90 01.02.2010
31.08.2009 US Open R128 10 13.09.2010
22.06.2009 Wimbledon - 0 05.07.2010
25.05.2009 Roland Garros - 0 07.06.2010

MS tournies

12.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Madrid R16 150 19.10.2009
27.04.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome R16 90 03.05.2010
12.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells R32 45 22.03.2010
16.08.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati - 0 23.08.2010
10.08.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada - 0 16.08.2010
10.05.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid - 0 17.05.2010
25.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami - 0 05.04.2010
26.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Paris - 0 02.11.2009


500s

23.02.2009 Dubai S 180 01.03.2010
20.04.2009 Barcelona R32 20 26.04.2010
09.02.2009 Rotterdam R32 0 15.02.2010

Other countable tournies

29.09.2008 Tokyo S 220 05.10.2009
12.01.2009 Sydney S 90 18.01.2010
04.01.2009 Brisbane S 90 11.01.2010

Non countables

Round Points Drop Date
22.09.2008 Beijing Q 80 28.09.2009
20.10.2008 Lyon R16 40 26.10.2009
22.08.2009 New Haven Q 0 30.08.2010


At the moment his points have to consist of the slams, the MS, 4 500s and 3 others? (not sure about the last bit)

So basically he can't improve on the MS really apart from Paris this year. He is defending a huge amount of points in Shanghai (Madrid) and I'm sure he isn't in that form yet.

He can't get his slam points much better until the middle of next year.

I'm not sure what happens next year, if he doesn't finish this year top 30 (which presumably he won't) he won't have the same set up of ranking points. In which case he can then include lots of other lower ranked tournaments and build up his ranking that way. I'm a bit vague about that though.

Puschkin
09-27-2009, 03:35 PM
so basically he can't improve on the MS really apart from Paris this year. He is defending a huge amount of points in Shanghai (Madrid) and I'm sure he isn't in that form yet.
Pessimist! :p We'll see. :wavey:

Cloudygirl
09-27-2009, 03:39 PM
As ever I would much rather you were right. You know how unlucky he is.

Unseeded he will probably draw Nadal or Federer or Murray in every single masters first round.

acd692
09-27-2009, 08:07 PM
As ever I would much rather you were right. You know how unlucky he is.

Unseeded he will probably draw Nadal or Federer or Murray in every single masters first round.

unfortunately that's true:sad:
but let's hope he can improve and get back to at least top 30

Puschkin
10-01-2009, 06:59 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9164567#post9164567

Richard and Fabrice on the alternates' list for doubles in Tokio. I wonder if they really want to play, they could have done so in Metz, the crowd certainly would have enjoyed it.

whattheheck
10-03-2009, 11:09 AM
Japan draw's out. Not looking good for Richie. R1 against Petzschner, R2 Tsonga, QF Stepanek, SF Monfils, F Delpo or Simon.

case
10-03-2009, 11:34 AM
i kind of like the draw. tsonga will be tired and he can take petzchner. stepanek i cant stand and i dont think gasquet likes him either.

acd692
10-03-2009, 01:49 PM
oh richie:(
two words: GOOD LUCK!:)

Gretchen.
10-03-2009, 02:13 PM
i kind of like the draw. tsonga will be tired and he can take petzchner. stepanek i cant stand and i dont think gasquet likes him either.

That Brisbane match :fiery:

Richard really let Stepanek get to him there, but honestly he was so obnoxious I don't blame him. :o

Anyways I think it's a pretty good draw for Richard as well, until Steps and then if some miracle happens and he gets to the final against Del Po :scared: I'm not sure about that one.

whattheheck
10-03-2009, 02:58 PM
That Brisbane match :fiery:

Richard really let Stepanek get to him there, but honestly he was so obnoxious I don't blame him. :o

Anyways I think it's a pretty good draw for Richard as well, until Steps and then if some miracle happens and he gets to the final against Del Po :scared: I'm not sure about that one.

Almost forgot about that Brisbane match, but got reminded of it again. Another reason for not liking Stepanek.

Davodus
10-03-2009, 03:24 PM
That Brisbane match :fiery:

Richard really let Stepanek get to him there, but honestly he was so obnoxious I don't blame him. :o

Anyways I think it's a pretty good draw for Richard as well, until Steps and then if some miracle happens and he gets to the final against Del Po :scared: I'm not sure about that one.

Don't bring where I live into it :shout:

I try very hard to forget that match happened 20 minutes from my house :o

Gretchen.
10-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Don't bring where I live into it :shout:

I try very hard to forget that match happened 20 minutes from my house :o

Maybe that's why it happened cause you were so close :p hehe

Davodus
10-03-2009, 04:37 PM
Maybe that's why it happened cause you were so close :p hehe

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4115/angryemoticon.gif (http://img242.imageshack.us/i/angryemoticon.gif/)

Lemon Custard
10-04-2009, 11:04 AM
So I've totally missed Richie's last few matches because I was representing my uni at the Australian University Games (Gold Coast... did you hear the party from Brissie David? But I'm so thankful to have been able to follow them on here. He's not doing too badly and I can't wait for January. Woot! Thanks for the updates guys!!!

Davodus
10-04-2009, 12:18 PM
I didn't hear it, but I was down on the Gold Coast during the week and I saw some of the stuff happening on the beach :lol:

Lemon Custard
10-05-2009, 12:11 AM
Oh dear!!!!! :) It was a very very epic week. I'm still recovering...

Puschkin
10-16-2009, 04:18 PM
No challenger in Orléans next week for Ricahrd.

http://www.welovetennis.fr/challenger/16304-gasquet-forfait-a-orleans#co

Richard Gasquet a décidé de déclarer forfait pour l'Open d'Orléans où il était engagé la semaine prochaine. Le Biterrois, convoqué le 10 novembre devant le Tribunal Arbitral du Sport, à Lausanne, désire prendre du temps afin de préparer sa défense.

Gretchen.
10-16-2009, 04:33 PM
Oh no :tears:

What if he pulls out of everything else now.

Getta
10-16-2009, 04:41 PM
Richard Gasquet a décidé de déclarer forfait pour l'Open d'Orléans où il était engagé la semaine prochaine. Le Biterrois, convoqué le 10 novembre devant le Tribunal Arbitral du Sport, à Lausanne, désire prendre du temps afin de préparer sa défense.

decision comes as no great surprise.

Schu
10-16-2009, 05:32 PM
:sad: I understand that it would be impossible for him to have his head in the game but seems like his attorneys are the ones who need to be doing the work - how much more can HE prepare - the facts are the same and I assume what ever he would be required to do would not change - obviously he just isn't able to focus on tennis :sad: Guess this is just an indication of HOW MUCH this INSANE suspension has messed with his head.

It's too bad because he was just getting back physically and starting to find his game. I hope he doesn't stop again completely until November 10 or worse until a decision is made because then we have to go through the whole lack of training and match play thing again.

Cloudygirl
10-16-2009, 06:14 PM
I don't think he will play until this is over now.

Naina
10-16-2009, 07:14 PM
November 10 sounds awfully close to me :scared: Have courage Richie :hug:

Schu
10-16-2009, 10:04 PM
I don't think he will play until this is over now.

I don't see him coming back on the court until it's over either. Just hope he is thinking poistive and still training...

Cloudygirl
10-16-2009, 10:07 PM
meh stupid bloody cocaine, it's screwed up his year good and proper lets just hope that the appeal goes ok and it doesn't continue to mess up the rest of his life.

Lemon Custard
10-16-2009, 11:06 PM
Bah! This is so frustrating!

acd692
10-17-2009, 01:47 AM
im so pissed and sad:(
i miss the old richard

Davodus
10-17-2009, 11:45 AM
:o

Gasquetno.1
10-17-2009, 12:45 PM
I think it will be fine, there's not that many tournaments left for him to miss this year anyway from now on, and I'm optimistic that the decision will go his way...

reggie1
10-17-2009, 12:53 PM
I feel quite optimistic about the appeal, surely common sense will prevail in the end, he proved to NOT be a regular user and such an insubstantial amount was found in his sample anyway. The initial hearing cleared him so I am just hoping that this is all a formality where WADA has to at least be seen to be investigating further and sending out a tough message to others. My worry is the same as Schu's, that we will be back to square one with lack of training and match play etc.. for the next season.

Cloudygirl
10-17-2009, 09:41 PM
I'm worried about his training too. Keep playing Richie you don't want us to hunt you down, it wouldn't be pretty...

:Zaz:
10-18-2009, 01:57 AM
I'm worried about his training too. Keep playing Richie you don't want us to hunt you down, it wouldn't be pretty...

Shedevil Pam is on my list of people to hunt down, and that wouldnae be pretty neither. Poor lil Reeeshie :sad:

Gretchen.
10-18-2009, 01:59 AM
Shedevil Pam is on my list of people to hunt down, and that wouldnae be pretty neither. Poor lil Reeeshie :sad:

:armed: She better not come to the states ever again!

icecastle
10-18-2009, 04:04 AM
Im really expecting that the decision will be in favor of Richie, after all he they weren't able to prove that he's really a user. I hope its November 10 already so Richie can put this issue behind.

Schu
10-18-2009, 03:41 PM
I hope its November 10 already so Richie can put this issue behind.

I just hope the decision doesn't take another 2 months AFTER November 10 and that he gets a decision (which I can't believe would be other than to uphold the original suspension)quickly so he can finally really enjoy playing his amazing tennis and move on for good. Although I'm afraid because he is who is he'll carry a scar with him and find it hard to completely move on for quite sometime and that is the tragedy of it all.

~*BGT*~
10-19-2009, 04:58 AM
Hang in there Rich :hug:

Davodus
10-19-2009, 06:24 AM
he is ranked 72 now :o

Lemon Custard
10-19-2009, 08:24 AM
72??? Craziness!

case
10-19-2009, 11:47 AM
so he may not be playing again this year?
72 -how low can he go?

this is really depressing. i guess it is better than him being injured, but not by much

Davodus
10-19-2009, 04:44 PM
72 is just annoyingly low, so I think he should come and play Brisbane (maybe even qualies if he has to) So I can see him play again :lol: he did well here last year, so it would be good for him to come back.

That is if common sense prevails at the appeals coming up.

Gretchen.
10-19-2009, 04:55 PM
The ITF should be renamed ITM aka International Tennis Morons who like to ruin carers of perfectly innocent people who have actual talent and should be allowed to play freely. :mad:

Rokebyflynn
10-19-2009, 05:28 PM
Well in fairness if the kid didn't take cocaine and test positive he wouldn't be in this position :shrug:

Puschkin
10-19-2009, 05:31 PM
Well in fairness if the kid didn't take cocaine and test positive he wouldn't be in this position :shrug:
:rolleyes: Seems as if you missed large parts of the story.

case
10-19-2009, 05:36 PM
hey- at least we arent having to defend gasquet against the prostitute rumors going around stockholm.:spit:;)

Gretchen.
10-19-2009, 05:49 PM
It's cute how people love to come in here trying to hate when it really shows that either you have no life or you actually love Richard and can't help but think of him all the time ;)

Rokebyflynn
10-19-2009, 05:55 PM
Oh no I know the story I'm just a little more realistic when it comes to whether I actually believe it or not :)

Puschkin
10-19-2009, 06:16 PM
Oh no I know the story I'm just a little more realistic when it comes to whether I actually believe it or not :)
I just checked your history of posts. Your views are well known. No need to repeat them again.

Cloudygirl
10-19-2009, 07:05 PM
hey- at least we arent having to defend gasquet against the prostitute rumors going around stockholm.:spit:;)

well you know he might have randomly visited it between Shanghai and Paris. MTF love to blame him for everything so don't let him not even being in the country stop them

Getta
10-19-2009, 07:24 PM
The ITF should be renamed ITM aka International Tennis Morons who like to ruin carers of perfectly innocent people who have actual talent and should be allowed to play freely. :mad:

since few people can be found who easily accept the concept of giftedness and exceptional ability, it's best not to draw attention to this 'unfair' advantage.

Rokebyflynn
10-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Wow Margareta stalking much??? I can't believe you were so sad as to go into my history of posts! That just begars belief. And whether my views are well known or not I still have freedom of speech and, unlike others, I am tough and will NOT let YOU of all people bully me into submission :p :retard:

Cloudygirl
10-19-2009, 07:46 PM
Fine but if you aren't a fan why are you trolling the Richie subforum.

Rokebyflynn
10-19-2009, 07:49 PM
If my views are that well known you would know that I am indeed a fan of Richard. I always have been and I always will be. I love watching him play. He's a joy to watch. HOWEVER, I am not a misguided fan. I believe he was stupid enough to go on a night out and do a few lines of coke. He's not the first to do it and he won't be the last. Just because I believe he should face the consequences of his actions doesn't mean I'm not a fan. I'm just honest enough to admit he made a stupid mistake as all young kids do at some point

scmom
10-19-2009, 08:00 PM
wait - now there are prostitute rumors ?
what is the deal ?
do they concern Richard ? - the last thing he needs are more rumors about him
I did not thnk he was in Stockholm
I am out of the loop -

scmom
10-19-2009, 09:02 PM
ok - just saw the report about the prostitutes
it is not a rumor about Gasquet - just a report that two players ( unnamed ) who were entered in the Stockholm tournament were detained for entering their hotel with "escorts"
this report says that Swedish law punishes the buyers and not necessarily the sellers
ok - well whatever - but at least THIS time it was not Richard who is in trouble

The article I read also implies that the players will still be allowed to compete in the event

~*BGT*~
10-19-2009, 10:55 PM
If my views are that well known you would know that I am indeed a fan of Richard. I always have been and I always will be. I love watching him play. He's a joy to watch. HOWEVER, I am not a misguided fan. I believe he was stupid enough to go on a night out and do a few lines of coke. He's not the first to do it and he won't be the last. Just because I believe he should face the consequences of his actions doesn't mean I'm not a fan. I'm just honest enough to admit he made a stupid mistake as all young kids do at some point

If he did do a few lines of coke, then how come his sample tested positive with an amount of cocaine the size of a grain of a salt? :shrug:

Kournikovaism
10-20-2009, 01:02 AM
Im glad Swedish law doesn't punish the girls making a living.

But seriously prostitutes is making this whole thing seedier.

Cloudygirl
10-20-2009, 01:03 AM
well it's good nothing to do with Richard. Let someone else on teh atp have a scandal for a change.

Kournikovaism
10-20-2009, 01:05 AM
I haven't been around in a while with Lisbon and College etc.

But I can't wait to see who the unidentified players are :p lol. I am glad that none of my 3 faves are in Stockholm.

Davodus
10-20-2009, 01:56 AM
If my views are that well known you would know that I am indeed a fan of Richard. I always have been and I always will be. I love watching him play. He's a joy to watch. HOWEVER, I am not a misguided fan. I believe he was stupid enough to go on a night out and do a few lines of coke. He's not the first to do it and he won't be the last. Just because I believe he should face the consequences of his actions doesn't mean I'm not a fan. I'm just honest enough to admit he made a stupid mistake as all young kids do at some point

You are wrong

If he did do a few lines of coke, then how come his sample tested positive with an amount of cocaine the size of a grain of a salt? :shrug:

Because of this. He couldn't have done 'a few lines of coke' because his sample was too small to have been ingested willingly for recreational purposes. That is what toxicologists, and that is what is true. There is no way he went out, 'did a few lines' and produced that sample only a few hours later. Believe what you wanna believe, but don't be claiming that you are the one who is not misguided, because you are indeed.

Puschkin
10-20-2009, 09:52 AM
I can't believe you were so sad as to go into my history of posts!
Says the one who is distributing bad reps for this! :rolleyes:

Gretchen.
10-20-2009, 02:33 PM
You are wrong



Because of this. He couldn't have done 'a few lines of coke' because his sample was too small to have been ingested willingly for recreational purposes. That is what toxicologists, and that is what is true. There is no way he went out, 'did a few lines' and produced that sample only a few hours later. Believe what you wanna believe, but don't be claiming that you are the one who is not misguided, because you are indeed.


But Dave last time Rokebyflynn came trolling in here she/he stated that after Richard took the coke he apparently went to the gym at 4:00 a.m. and sweated most of it out :retard: :rolleyes:

Davodus
10-20-2009, 02:47 PM
But Dave last time Rokebyflynn came trolling in here she/he stated that after Richard took the coke he apparently went to the gym at 4:00 a.m. and sweated most if out :retard: :rolleyes:

Oh FORGIVE ME, I didn't realise that was even POSSIBLE :rolleyes: but then, my question is, why did he still have unmetabolised cocaine in his sample? Hmm, the plot thickens, it seems :p

PinkFeatherBoa
10-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Haven't been around for a while but of course noticed Richard being MIA again. I hope that this whole business is FINALLY cleared up after this retrial and Richard is free to return to concentrating on his tennis.

Stay strong and focused Richard (well as much as possible, as least train a little please ;)). I'll miss him at Bercy (shit retrial timing) but can't wait to see all this over and done with for good. Let's hope 2010 will be a better year for us Gasquetaires and the man himself.

reggie1
10-20-2009, 07:01 PM
Amen to that Jen! :yeah:

Lemon Custard
10-21-2009, 01:15 AM
But Dave last time Rokebyflynn came trolling in here she/he stated that after Richard took the coke he apparently went to the gym at 4:00 a.m. and sweated most if out :retard: :rolleyes:

Hahaha. Outspoken idiocy makes me giggle.

Rokebyflynn
10-21-2009, 11:11 AM
When you guys have quite finished taking the piss out of me you bunch of retards ... I did not say he DID!!! I am saying that it is POSSIBLE to do that IF you were trying to hide that ... Listen to me airhead yank Jennifer ... I did NOT say that so grow up the fuck. And you know what pisses me off? If Andy Murray was in Richard's situation ALL of you, bar cloudygirl who I know is a Murray fan, wouldn't believe the kiss excuse yet because it's your beloved blue eyed boy Richard it HAS to be true. So stop taking the piss out of me and take a look at yourselves ... I am done!

Davodus
10-21-2009, 11:47 AM
You are a brave person to come in here and claim to know more about this stuff than we do. Brave, but incredibly stupid. We have ALL read this case, back to front countless times until we could read it no more. We know the situation better than you, because of that, and we therefore are better prepared to make a reasonable judgement based on the facts. You can't come in here and expect everyone to agree with you, especially when you are wrong :shrug: It is not possible to ingest a grain of salt sized amount of cocaine, SWEAT it out, and then still produce an unmetabolised positive in a sample. It is not possible at all, so give me another explanation as to how he did a few lines and got his sample down to something so small in a matter of hours? I guarantee you will not be able to.
If this was reversed and it was Murray, I couldn't have cared less about it. If I had read all the facts about it, like I have in this case, I would have come to the same conclusion. Because there is no other conclusion that I see it as plausible to come to.
Lastly, this is Richard's forum. This is a place where bashing of him is unacceptable, and I consider what you have done to be bashing. He says he never took it, and as we are fans, we believe him even WITHOUT the very VERY strong evidence in his favour. You are not a fan, if you don't believe him even WITH the facts presented, so you are a borderline troll. I am asking you to stop, and keep this opinion to yourself, or express it in a more appropriate place.

Rokebyflynn
10-21-2009, 12:01 PM
I'm not scared of you Dave and just because I don't believe the story doesn't mean that I'm not a fan. I have a mind of my own and whether or not I believe the story or not does not make me a less of a Richie fan. I don't see why I have to be blind and stupid to be considered a fan. Surely being a fan is accepting someone faults and all? I'm certainly not going to let you of all people bully me away from the forum. I am entitled to express my opinion. I haven't bashed Richard and I have no reason to bash Richard. I am simply saying that I don't believe the cocaine-kiss theory and I'm entitled to do that whereve I so choose. You can report me if you like I haven't bashed Richie so I'm not breaking any forum rules. Saying you don't believe something is NOT the same as bashing or trolling

Davodus
10-21-2009, 12:20 PM
Firstly, don't call me Dave. You don't know me. I am not ASKING you to change your opinion, because I couldn't give less of a shit about you or what you think. Also, don't say this whole thing about bullying you away from the forum, which you keep saying to people. Maybe if you weren't wrong, no one would have to. And yes, it is a form of trolling to say that he is taking cocaine and you don't believe him, because that is a form of bashing so it IS rule breaking. You are not entitled to come in here, argue with everyone, say we are all wrong and say that he is doping, when you don't know the facts like we do. That is clear, more than anything else. Accepting his faults, fine, but that means like, accepting that he has a bad forehand and plays too far behind the baseline, that he is shy and robotic at times in interviews. NOT that he lied to ALL of his fans, and during a hearing with several important people present. That is not accepting his faults, that is just being ridiculous, and not the sign of a fan.

So basically, think what you like, your opinion is so wrong that I feel dumber after reading it, but you can't post it here because this is a place for SUPPORTING him. You are not doing that, you are saying he should get a damn 2 year ban. Saying you are allowed to post your opinion wherever you like doesn't actually mean that you can, or make your opinion true. You should know that. I don't know what else I can say to make you realise that you need to read the entire hearing report to make an informed judgement, and you have not. Maybe, you could also look at some basic biology and chemistry, just to understand that the kiss theory is indeed very likely to be true. Just an idea, before you come charging back with your defensive guns blazing posting more ridiculous opinions.

Keijan
10-21-2009, 12:30 PM
I'm not scared of you Dave and just because I don't believe the story doesn't mean that I'm not a fan. I have a mind of my own and whether or not I believe the story or not does not make me a less of a Richie fan. I don't see why I have to be blind and stupid to be considered a fan. Surely being a fan is accepting someone faults and all? I'm certainly not going to let you of all people bully me away from the forum. I am entitled to express my opinion. I haven't bashed Richard and I have no reason to bash Richard. I am simply saying that I don't believe the cocaine-kiss theory and I'm entitled to do that whereve I so choose. You can report me if you like I haven't bashed Richie so I'm not breaking any forum rules. Saying you don't believe something is NOT the same as bashing or trolling



Hey people,
this person is Eimear O'Mahony, of sad memories here, who is using another account so as to contourn the fact that she was banned for excessive trolling, unappropriate behaviour and hacking of other accounts. I suggest you don't go through the trouble of replying to such a pathetic person. We're reporting her to the mods and this should be taken care of very quickly.


edit : wow, immediate response and ban from the mods ;) thanks a lot !

Davodus
10-21-2009, 01:11 PM
:wavey: :nerner:

~*BGT*~
10-21-2009, 01:21 PM
When you guys have quite finished taking the piss out of me you bunch of retards ... I did not say he DID!!! I am saying that it is POSSIBLE to do that IF you were trying to hide that ... Listen to me airhead yank Jennifer ... I did NOT say that so grow up the fuck. And you know what pisses me off? If Andy Murray was in Richard's situation ALL of you, bar cloudygirl who I know is a Murray fan, wouldn't believe the kiss excuse yet because it's your beloved blue eyed boy Richard it HAS to be true. So stop taking the piss out of me and take a look at yourselves ... I am done!

They're green. ;)

Keijan
10-21-2009, 01:23 PM
:rolls:

~*BGT*~
10-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Eimear... why? :awww:

Puschkin
10-21-2009, 02:11 PM
They're green. ;)
Good to see that we've retuned to essential questions. ;)

Davodus
10-21-2009, 02:34 PM
Sorry everyone, hopefully we have rid ourselves of her now, and this forum can go back to normal discussions about Richard :)

Keijan
10-21-2009, 02:40 PM
Yeah, we deeply apologise for the inconvenience ;)

Kournikovaism
10-21-2009, 05:22 PM
OMG was that seriousl Eimear.

I thought she seemed nice. :o

Lemon Custard
10-22-2009, 12:34 AM
OMG was that seriousl Eimear.

I thought she seemed nice. :o

I haven't been here as long as you guys have been, but I thought so too!

~*BGT*~
10-22-2009, 01:02 AM
She messaged me on FB to say it wasn't her. :shrug:

Cloudygirl
10-22-2009, 01:10 AM
I'm sure a mod could tell you if it is a duplicate account. Eimear's original account is banned at the moment (you can tell because there is no rep icon) I don't know if it is a temp or perm ban though.

How did she know about it if it wasn't her?

I hope it wasn't her. I wouldnt like to think of her posting things like that. :(

Gretchen.
10-22-2009, 01:33 AM
I'm sure a mod could tell you if it is a duplicate account. Eimear's original account is banned at the moment (you can tell because there is no rep icon) I don't know if it is a temp or perm ban though.

How did she know about it if it wasn't her?

I hope it wasn't her. I wouldnt like to think of her posting things like that. :(

Well her ban before all this happened wasn't permanent, it was only for 6 months but if this was her then that would probably make her get a permanent ban I dunno for sure.

Most of us who used to talk to her a little bit more are pretty sure it is her, especially after she started using our actual names and some of the things she said and the way she wrote for example using the ..... in her sentences can make you tell who it really is.

And as for her saying all these things about Richard, it's not the first time and it just shows how much of a fan of Richard she really was.

Lemon Custard
10-22-2009, 02:38 AM
How did she know about it if it wasn't her?


She could just read it without logging in, right? :confused:

Either way, I'm inclined to believe you guys who talked to her more than I did, it just seems really strange someone would go off like that so... well.. violently. Anyway.. I guess we can move on now.

Davodus
10-22-2009, 03:45 AM
I can't be 100% sure if it is her or not :shrug: but it was almost identical to how she usually talks, and the opinions expressed were ones I know Eimear had, as she said to me that she hoped Murray would "beat that druggie Gasquet." So we know that she has this opinion. The other thing was that Marion reported her immediately asking to have the IP address checked, and now that account 'Rokebyflynn' is banned. That happened within minutes. So, I don't really know, but signs point to it being her, I guess :shrug:

Anyway, we can move on from all her antics and just keep the discussions normal now ;) Back to the fact Richard has a bloody appeal coming up :o

~*BGT*~
10-22-2009, 05:02 AM
Well her ban before all this happened wasn't permanent, it was only for 6 months but if this was her then that would probably make her get a permanent ban I dunno for sure.

Most of us who used to talk to her a little bit more are pretty sure it is her, especially after she started using our actual names and some of the things she said and the way she wrote for example using the ..... in her sentences can make you tell who it really is.

And as for her saying all these things about Richard, it's not the first time and it just shows how much of a fan of Richard she really was.

Yeah, the poster called you Jennifer and Dave. I don't say Dave and I don't even know your real name Jenn. :o

Cloudygirl
10-22-2009, 06:48 AM
Yup back to the appeal. Any news on whether he is pulling out of tennis next week yet. I'm sure it is inevitable.

Davodus
10-22-2009, 07:40 AM
Haven't found anything yet, but like you said, it is probably only a matter of time :(

Keijan
10-22-2009, 09:05 AM
She could just read it without logging in, right? :confused:

Either way, I'm inclined to believe you guys who talked to her more than I did, it just seems really strange someone would go off like that so... well.. violently. Anyway.. I guess we can move on now.


Eimear is a violent and mental person. She has been hacking into my mail account, as well as my facebook, mtf and msn account for months without my knowing, just because I was stupid enough to have the same password everywhere and this password was easy to guess for someone who knows me a little. She has been reading my mails and deleting some, talking to my contacts on msn while pretending she was me, writing disgusting stuff as my signature on mtf, deleting friends on facebook and god knows what else.

I know it sounds crazy, but that's the truth, she even admitted all to David, and a few other people here know about it too. I strongly suggest that nobody gets involved with her as I was before, because I would have better broken my leg the day I started to talk to her, as she became completely sickly obsessed with me.

Under this light, I swear that her having a duplicate account is nothing next to what she can do and to be honest I think I would be able to recognise her way of writing and the vocabulary she utilises anywhere. Anyway, we can simply ask the mods if they banned this account because of the same IP address or just because that poster was disrespectful, but for my part I have no doubt.


edit : Carlita just confirmed me that it was the same IP address, and her first account has been extended to one year ban. Hopefully that'll be enough as nobody wants to see her back.

Sorry for the off topic ;) back to more important things now :)

Kournikovaism
10-22-2009, 01:15 PM
TBH it is a typical Irish attitude, to just dump these athletes the minute any scandal occurs. We never defend our athletes on drug issues, just hang them out to dry.

So even if she was a fan, it wouldn't surprise me if she did start hating on him over this. Its what people do here and it pisses me off.

Lemon Custard
10-22-2009, 01:46 PM
Does anyone know why she was banned in the first place?

Puschkin
10-22-2009, 01:49 PM
This thread is about Richi's schedule. ;);)

Gretchen.
10-22-2009, 01:51 PM
edit : Carlita just confirmed me that it was the same IP address, and her first account has been extended to one year ban. Hopefully that'll be enough as nobody wants to see her back.



:yeah: Love to see how she will clear her name now.

Haven't found anything yet, but like you said, it is probably only a matter of time :(

Well if he's gonna withdraw from St. Petes he should do it either today or tomorrow, not after the draw is made or the day he's supposed to play that's just being mean to us :lol: :(

Does anyone know why she was banned in the first place?

She had started kind of stalking us, in whatever forum we went to she went there too (you can see how she blew a joke I made in the Tsonga forum out of proportion when she didn't even have anything to do with it or wasn't even there at the time I made it) , so after calling us names over and over again the last straw came when she attacked a former poster here in the Safin forum and basically just fed a bunch of lies about her and bashed Safin in his own forum, she had gotten warnings before, she had even posted other people's work(their writing), it was just really bad so she was bound to get banned sooner or later.


And sorry we will stop with this now ;)

Getta
10-22-2009, 01:56 PM
This thread is about Richi's schedule. ;);)

that is precisely what we do. :shrug:

Puschkin
10-22-2009, 02:16 PM
that is precisely what we do. :shrug:

There were some unpleasant interruptions, but now we are back on track.;) I know that everyone expects a withdrawal for St. Petersburg, while I think he will play. We'll see.

marina36
10-22-2009, 05:02 PM
There were some unpleasant interruptions, but now we are back on track.;) I know that everyone expects a withdrawal for St. Petersburg, while I think he will play. We'll see.

If he plays St Petersburg I'll be :mad: (but in another hand, I already miss him...;) so... )
Why no playing Orleans (a tournament in France and, moreover, where I could see him...:sad: ) but playing in Russia?

Well, we will see!!

Keijan
10-22-2009, 05:39 PM
There were some unpleasant interruptions, but now we are back on track.

I'm sorry about those but I felt things had to be clarified at some point.


Why no playing Orleans (a tournament in France and, moreover, where I could see him... ) but playing in Russia?

The category I guess :shrug: he'll win more points in St Petersbourg.

Do we know if he's definitely not playing in Paris ? :sad: