AO R3: Gonzalez def. Gasquet: 3-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 12-10 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R3: Gonzalez def. Gasquet: 3-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, 12-10

jeremda01
01-24-2009, 11:52 AM
Great match to watch. Gonzalez in 5 sets!

ciprianned
01-24-2009, 11:52 AM
Amazing match !!!
:eek::bounce::clap2::yippee::drive:

habibko
01-24-2009, 11:53 AM
after Gasquet lost that tie-break, it was NEVER in doubt, brilliant play from Gonzalez in the last 3 sets especially 5th :worship: Richard seemed to struggle physically toward the end.

what a great match though, even from Gasquet, the way he saved the first match point at 10-11 with a whipping forehand winner and screaming like a lion, his heart was all in it :worship:

Gasquet stats:
1st serve %: 64%
Aces: 11
W/UE: 80/58
break pts won: 6/14
net points won: 76/99
total points won: 191

Gonzalez stats:
1st serve %: 69%
Aces: 14
W/UE: 85/51
break pts won: 6/14
net points won: 33/49
total points won: 191

richie21
01-24-2009, 11:54 AM
What a choker that Gasquet.
He should have won this match million times

zicofirol
01-24-2009, 11:54 AM
nice and tired fro Nadal :/...

I thought gasquet would fold in the 5th but he actually wasted multiple break points...

TheBoiledEgg
01-24-2009, 11:54 AM
well done Wussquet another 2 set lead blown
at least he didnt go down with a whimper in 5th set.

scarecrows
01-24-2009, 11:54 AM
What a choker that Gasquet.
He should have won this match million times

he played better than you expected though, no?

adee-gee
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Chileans going insane, setting off flares :lol: :help:

Great effort from Gonzo, surprising amount of fight from Gasquet but an expected loss once it got tight.

Ad Wim
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Fantastic match, too bad Gasquet couldn't finish it off, enough chances.

Where are those haters now, who think Gasquet has a terrible forehand?

lilimi80
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
VAMOOOOS!!!!!!!!!!! :)
those fans with their fire are crazy though...we're not in a football match!

vincayou
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
after Gasquet lost that tie-break, it was NEVER in doubt, brilliant play from Gonzalez in the last 3 sets especially 5th :worship: Richard seemed to struggle physically toward the end.

what a great match though.

Never in doubt... yeah right. U are such a tool.

Disgusting result. Gasquet was so much more deserving this last set. He won more points, had to serve with pressure all the time. Disgusting

HeretiC
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Story of Richie's life, losing matches he was about to win in straights.:o At least this time no one can accuse him of playing gutless.

ClaudiuS
01-24-2009, 11:55 AM
I almost pissed myself with this one.

Great match!! Great display, both exhausted and with physical problems in the 5th set.

Gonzo won by just having more guts, as always. :worship:

waterlily_021989
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
why richie :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::cryi ng2::crying2::crying2::hysteric::hysteric::hysteri c:I love his game sooo much,he showed a lot of fighting spirit today,I loved all his little celebrations.Good luck to gonzalez in the next round.It was a great match to watch,especially the last set:worship:

Rogieva
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
165 winners in the match.

Both won 191 points.

Amazing final set, especially last 7 games.

MsTree
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Good fiercely contested match! :)

FedFan_2007
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Gonzo will be dead meat for Nadal. Shame he can't play fresh, because he's a genuine piggy roaster.

LleytonMonfils
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
It wasn't like Gasquet played badly though, he just ran into Gonzalez who is the streakiest of players jesus. Richard's movement definitely was influenced by the toe injury though, but no excuses. Good match. Too bad I had Gasquet +800 3-2 sets. GRRRRRRRRR!

Johnny Groove
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
What a spectacular match.

Gasquet was great in the first two sets, Gonzalez came back in the third, that tiebreak was :worship:

4th set, Gasquet took some injury timeouts for his toe, Gonzalez took it 6-2 with a haze of winners, then the Chilean took a timeout in the 5th.

The entire 5th was both men trying to smack winners and expose the other's injury. Both men fought all the way to the end, especially Gasquet, something I was happy to see.

Gasquet: 80 winners, 58 errors
Gonzalez: 85 winnners, 51 errors

Lopez
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Great match. The longer it went on though, the more obvious it became that Gasquet would be the one falter IMO. And now I'm just referring to the physical side.

Gonzo hit his topsping backhand pretty ok mostly today IMO. He sliced much less than normal.

Björki
01-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Fena :yeah:

Gasquet :awww:

Clydey
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Amazing scenes on Margaret Court Arena.

One of these days Gasquet is going to dedicate himself and improve his fitness.

finishingmove
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
big fat expected.

gonzo is a fighter and gasquet is a pansy

Arhaych
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Great match, two superb competitors. Neither would've beat Nadal though.

*Ljubica*
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Brilliant match :worship: Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Congrats to Gonzo. Very :sad: for Richie - he really did fight this time :awww:

Snoo Foo
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
fucking amazing 1st & 2d set from reeshee, fucking amazing fight from gonzo the rest of the way... goddam

LleytonMonfils
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Gonzo will be dead meat for Nadal. Shame he can't play fresh, because he's a genuine piggy roaster.

Gonzo just needs to go out there and rip his forehand and hope for the best. Run Chilean run!

Caio_Brasil
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
What an unreal match :worship:

Richard :sad:

Andi-M
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
Good match both fought well in 5th but was obvious gasquet would lose.

Viken01
01-24-2009, 11:57 AM
richard is the winner in my heart

seljanin
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Saw only the 5th set. But props to Gasquet, he was putting all his heart in. A real pity that there had to be a loser.

baghdatis
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Richard :sad::sad::sad:

Henry Chinaski
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
165 winners. 85 to the winner.

Hell of a fight from Gasquet in the fifth. He looked down and out at the end of the 4th and had treatment on his toe and shoulder. Gonzo was just too good on the biggest points.

Richie should've done better when he had mp in the 4th set breaker. 2nd serve bh...dumped into the net

richie21
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
At least,Gasquet has improved his miserable record on 5 sets match.....or not.
More seriously,he played well......but he seriously needs to work on his return of serve on 2nd serves.

Bernard Black
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Wow, I switched this match off when I saw Gasquet go two sets up, thought he had it in the bag. He was destroying Gonzalez with the backhand, and now this has happened.

WHAT THE HELL!??!

Did Gonzalez up his game or did Gasquet completely fall apart?

Clydey
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Story of Richie's life, losing matches he was about to win in straights.:o At least this time no one can accuse him of playing gutless.

Definitely not. Anyone who thinks Gasquet showed no guts out there really needs their head checked. He gave it everything, but his fitness really needs to be improved.

ClaudiuS
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Best match of this years AO for me already.

Running:Free
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
:worship: Incredible fight from both, most points in the fifth ending on winners. Some of the winners both of them hit to save BP/MP's were fearless. Richard was winning the net, but towards the end, Gonzo started owning the baseline rallies. Made all the difference. Lovely match.

Richie :hug:

Gonzo :hatoff: Good luck to him for the next round.

rrfnpump
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Great match. :yeah:
Gonzo always had more trouble holding the the last sets, but he had the big advantage serving first. Had to save several BPs at various staged.

Well done Gonzo, now beat Nadal!

Thanos
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
by far the best match of the tournament. gasquet look comfortable in the first 2 sets but then hes was suffering from injury in his shoulder. fena saved a match point in the third set, in was winners galore by both players.


:hatoff: to both players putting up such an intense battle since rocky vs apollo hehe..

MurrayFan1
01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
I wanted this one to go on for days! Both players 191 pts!

Astonishing show by both players. Great scene with the firecrackers and smoke in the crowd at the end.

richie21
01-24-2009, 11:59 AM
richard is the winner in my heart

Yeah like against Hewitt three years ago......oh wait,he lost both matches

Byrd
01-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Why was my post deleted, wasn't even offensive :lol:

Voo de Mar
01-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Excellent match :worship:

What an animal this Gonzalez :D Gasquet was playing prettier tennis in the 5th set, unfortunately his opponent is a mental giant. Gasquet is too vulnerable to be a competitive player in Grand Slams.
In the last 20 years only one match was won after winning such a long tie-break being 0-2 down.

Brussels final '92: Becker d. Courier 6-7(5) 2-6 7-6(10) 7-6(5) 7-5

kiwi10is
01-24-2009, 11:59 AM
191-191 total points

What a match... GREAT!!!

VolandriFan
01-24-2009, 11:59 AM
After the third set, it was obvious that Fernando would win in five. What was surprising was the fight Richard put up, I was very impressed. Not a pretty match, but very tense and exciting.

Caio_Brasil
01-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Gasquet showed what he is made of today. Fought until the end with lots of pain.

Great win for Fernando as well :yeah:

richie21
01-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Definitely not. Anyone who thinks Gasquet showed no guts out there really needs their head checked. He gave it everything, but his fitness really needs to be improved.

At the end,his fitness was not bad.
His return of serve on the other hand was :help:

Henry Chinaski
01-24-2009, 12:00 PM
The 2 match points at the end summed it up. gasquet saved the first by ripping a fh winner, gonzo sealed the deal on the second with a backhand winner.

Chileno
01-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Man...Gasquet has such an amazing talent, If he would have wanted he would have finished Gonzo in 3 sets. But as we say in S.America, he is a 'pecho frio'.

Good job from Gonzo in keeping a fierce rhythm all the way.

Bad news is both Gasquet or Gonzo would have been easy targets for Nadal even if they were fit...but after this marathon I see no chance for Gonzo.

Deivid23
01-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Great match. Could have gone either way but González was always going to be fav in a decider, he´s simply a tougher player

ROFL at the flares of the Chileans at the end of the match :worship:

ReturnWinner
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
great match , you can see how Gasquet is a nigthware match up for Gonzalez, mainly for his dth bh but also for his variety and suprising goings to the net. But his level went down a little later on and had some blisters, plus Gonzalez kept playing on fire but in the fifth the french recovered his level and was being the best player but Gonzalez was on fire too and saved his bps mainly for his shots.
I feel bad for Gasquet, first his painful loss to murray in Wimbledon not this.

marcelwks
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
Should be draw ;)

Medina
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
if that backhand didnt hit thae top of the tape on richies Mp in the tie break..

This thread would of been posted a while ago

l_mac
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
165 winners. 85 to the winner.


They played the equivalent of 6 sets, so the winners total is not really that :eek:

Gasquet :o Heartbreaking for him.

Congrats to Gonzo.

As a Nadal fan I say :bigcry:

Warrior
01-24-2009, 12:01 PM
Instant Classic

Bashak
01-24-2009, 12:03 PM
great match. congrats to both players. very good net play from richie.

groundstroke
01-24-2009, 12:03 PM
Incredible how Gasquet did not win this, it's a shame because he showed so much potential in this match, at the same time, physically he looks incomplete, he needs more work.

Really disappointed he didn't beat Gonzalez.

Corey Feldman
01-24-2009, 12:03 PM
comiserate with all Gasquet fans after that torture :hug:

Clydey
01-24-2009, 12:03 PM
At the end,his fitness was not bad.
His return of serve on the other hand was :help:

Gasquet could barely move by the end...

coria_fan
01-24-2009, 12:03 PM
wow.. great mach in the history of tennis! To bad for Richie, but well done to Gonzo and good luck in the next round vs RafaMug.. Total points 191 - 191 ..

JMG
01-24-2009, 12:04 PM
There was some assclown behaviour from Gonzalez towards the umpire in the fifth set. I think he even stole Schuettler's gesture from last Wimbledon, when he asked the umpire if the ball was really good, before he celebrated the point.

Andi-M
01-24-2009, 12:05 PM
Why are people congratulating Gasquet for losing?

I mean he fought well in the 5th but the real issue is it should of never had got to a 5th in the 1st place.

Puschkin
01-24-2009, 12:05 PM
Great match, from both. It was damned close, and one had to win it. Unfortunately it was not Richard, but don't say he is a choker or has no heart. There were many proofs of his guts in this match.

j0ns
01-24-2009, 12:05 PM
It was just too much for Richie in the end while Gonzales could've gone even further. Richie'll be back and stronger.

green25814
01-24-2009, 12:05 PM
The 2 match points at the end summed it up. gasquet saved the first by ripping a fh winner, gonzo sealed the deal on the second with a backhand winner.

Your right, thats really ironic :lol:

gmak
01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
what a choker this Gasquet is :o :rolleyes:
i saw that coming after he lost that TB

at least, this time he didn't completely fall apart like he did at Wimbledon

jumi
01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
one of the most amazing men's matches i've ever seen..:D.. GREAT! so many winners, so much emotions, amazing! I really hope that gasquet finally fulfils his potential and we'll be able to see more of him and such matches..!

Johnny Groove
01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Rough luck on that mp Richie. 2nd serve in the tiebreaker, he cracked a backhand right into the tape. A few inches higher and he'd have won hours ago

Marine
01-24-2009, 12:08 PM
To play 5 sets was too much for Richard, I was not expecting him to win 12/10 ! :rolleyes:

Nidhogg
01-24-2009, 12:11 PM
It was nice to see Richie come out set on attack mode from the start. Pity he fell asleep at the start of the third and then started to struggle with his physique. Funny how he gave the finger to the crowd since they couldn't keep their mouths shut whenever his first serve wouldn't go in. :lol:

Great fight from Gonzo too, even though he'll be pummeled up next.

Henry Chinaski
01-24-2009, 12:12 PM
99 net approaches for Gasquet, winning 76 of the points.

He probably could've used it a bit more and inexlicably serve/volleyed to Gonzo's fh on a few important points. In fairness Gonzo ripped some insane bh passes at times so he did have to keep things varied.

tripb19
01-24-2009, 12:12 PM
Awesome match, best so far!

Jelena
01-24-2009, 12:14 PM
At the end,his fitness was not bad.
His return of serve on the other hand was :help:
In the end Gonzo was fitter.
Gasquet could barely move by the end...
my words.

Great match to watch :yeah: And my favourite in the match of my non-favourites won. :)

anon57
01-24-2009, 12:14 PM
:sad:Richard:hug: Heartbreaking loss, shame he didn't convert his MP in the tiebreak, but he fought his heart out in the fifth. Great match:yeah: Congrats to Gonzalez

simplet
01-24-2009, 12:16 PM
Gasquet could barely move by the end...

That was not a fitness problem. Did you see his big toe? It was purple and 3x it's normal size. He couldn't move at all in the fourth. Good fight in the the decider though.

Langers
01-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Amazing match, amazing.

Gasquet fighted hard though which I thought wasn't going to happen after he lost the 3rd. I called for him to lose and even although he did, at least he didn't just go down without a fight.

Epic match.

PinkFeatherBoa
01-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Great match. Shame there had to be a loser.

Congrats to Gonzo and his fans.

gulzhan
01-24-2009, 12:24 PM
Great match! :yeah: Amazing fighting spirit from both players :worship:

Tess Gray
01-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Richard :sobbing:

Great fight from both playeuurs. Congrats to Gonzo, really showed some character out there (both did btw:yeah:)

A_Rod
01-24-2009, 12:34 PM
Gonzo simply amazing. :worship::worship:

FedererBulgaria
01-24-2009, 12:35 PM
Nooooo :( amazing match

Eliande
01-24-2009, 12:37 PM
What a choker that Gasquet.
He should have won this match million times

He should have, I agree, but I'm also convinced he'll come out stronger from this one. I really believe so and I'm sure he will too.
It hurts to lose like that, but he did put up a good fight and showed a lot of character. It would be STUPID to deny it!

Or Levy
01-24-2009, 12:40 PM
Heartbreaking, I had to go at the start of the fifth for my dad's BD, 12-10 in the fifth? My God.

Poor Richie, is it the Roddick curse? Did he win a five setter after that victory at Wimbledon? It's the second time he was up two sets to love.

Eden
01-24-2009, 12:47 PM
I was just able to see a little bit of the end of the 5th set.

Congrats to Fena for the victory :yeah: Hope he will recover in time for his match against Rafa.

Too bad for Richard that he lost again in an dramatic 5 set match. It truly hurts to lose a match like this :awww:

ChocGeek
01-24-2009, 12:51 PM
I must say - Good fight from Richie:yeah:

It was simply fatigue that caused his loss.

richie21
01-24-2009, 12:53 PM
I was just able to see a little bit of the end of the 5th set.

Congrats to Fena for the victory :yeah: Hope he will recover in time for his match against Rafa.

Too bad for Richard that he lost again in an dramatic 5 set match. It truly hurts to lose a match like this :awww:

That's sadly been the story of his career so far.

NicoFan
01-24-2009, 12:58 PM
:woohoo: for FERNANDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

A :hug: for Gasquet though...

Jozie
01-24-2009, 01:00 PM
It would have hurt a hell of a lot more if he had gone down in 3 sets, given that he has had a fairly run of late. :p

Well done Gonzo! Tense and exciting match. :clap2:

So much to look forward too from Richie this year. :yeah:

Gonzalez88
01-24-2009, 01:00 PM
Vamos Gonzo!!
you are the number 1
Now beat Rafa!!

Spes
01-24-2009, 01:02 PM
Great match, but one Gasquet should have won in straight sets. :o

Still some fantastic backhands from Gonzo in the end.

aussie_fan
01-24-2009, 01:12 PM
They only showed the last few games here but always ncie to see a matharon. Knew Richie would lose it.

refero*fervens
01-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Wow, quite stunning. Great hitting until the end. Congrats to Gonzalez for coming out the victor, having managed to climb back into the match, but also a tough match to lose for Gasquet, after truly fighting so hard. Pity someone had to lose, but it was great to watch. Fun and dramatic.

Experimentee
01-24-2009, 01:20 PM
Amazing match. One of the best I have seen, both in terms of quality and excitement.

What a fighter this Gasquet is :yeah:

Gasquet played incredible tennis for the first 3 sets and was unlucky to lose in a tight 3rd set tiebreak. After he lost the 3rd set I thought he would lose the next two sets easily, especially since he was struggling with a toe injury and had some shoulder pain too. He really surprised me with his warrior effort in the 5th set. In the end Gonzalez was just too good, he played a blinder of a game in the last game and deserved the victory. Gasquet did not choke at all in the 5th set, Gonzalez actually went out there and took the match from him.

Both should be commended on their effort and I hope Gasquet's fighting spirit continues in future matches. If he plays like he did in the first 3 sets, as well as fights hard like he did in the 5th set all year, he could be contending for Slams.

yomike
01-24-2009, 01:23 PM
I knew was something was gonna happen when I saw the update and Richard was up two sets to love. When I went back to check the scores I felt this was gonna be the result:mad:.

Experimentee
01-24-2009, 01:29 PM
what a choker this Gasquet is :o :rolleyes:
i saw that coming after he lost that TB

at least, this time he didn't completely fall apart like he did at Wimbledon

Gasquet should not be called a choker after this match. He was behind for most of the 3rd set, but fought back hard, and on his match point in the TB he was aggressive but his backhand just caught the tape. Gonzalez made some great shots to win the TB, it was not choking by Richard at all.

The 5th set also can't possibly be called choking, Richard fought amazingly and couldn't really do much about the winners from Gonzalez in the last game, including BH DTL on match point, lob winner, and forehand winner.

ImmzB
01-24-2009, 02:02 PM
Atleast Gasquet showed Heart in the 5th, good he didnt go down in 5th easily..mentel strengh better

Sparko1030
01-24-2009, 02:11 PM
:rocker2: Fernando!!! Way to fight back Fena!!! :woohoo:

richie21
01-24-2009, 02:15 PM
Q. After the fourth set, were you surprised to see Richard able to fight so much?

FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ: I was surprised because the way that he starts to playing, serve and volley. I couldn't pass him. I mean, he was cover the net really well. He's really fast. I mean, I know Richard. I watch. I like his game. But I think we practice maybe one or two times in my life. So we never played too much each other. He's really fast and he have really good hand, you know.

In the beginning, I couldn't do anything. That backhand is the best.



Now i agree with Gonzalez there.

Venle
01-24-2009, 02:22 PM
I have many things to say about this match.

Richie :sobbing: :worship:

His day will come, believe me. :awww:

Congratulations Fena, good luck against Rafa.

Kore
01-24-2009, 02:26 PM
what.
a.
MATCH!

GlennMirnyi
01-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Watched the 3rd set tie-break and the atmosphere was amazingly charged. Gonzalez did well to hang in there.

Gotta say that for the moment I hate both these clowns for ruining the chance of beating Nadull next round. Retards. Flip a coin and decide who'll win in 3 sets already.

JBdV
01-24-2009, 02:30 PM
Just please keep playing with this attitude and desire throughout the rest of the season now Richard.

Forehander
01-24-2009, 02:52 PM
Gasquet lol, I just hope he won't suffer the similar fate as Sebastien Grosjean for the rest of his career. Winning 2 sets to love with absolute dominating form then would go down losing the match somehow, that's just typical stuff. The only way to describe his offensive tennis is "swift", and he did just that at the start. When you watch this guy live he is just incredible. His game starts off slowly, it always feels the opponent is better, then he jumps to second gear, then third, then fourth, then fifth and amazingly, there's sixth for this guy. His level of tennis in a match when he's on jumps HEAPS and I've never seen anyone who can raise his game like that. If he can just maintain his level and somehow improve that forehand (virtually impossible though) he can easily challenge the top 4.

«Ivan»
01-24-2009, 02:55 PM
great match and luckily great chilean saved the game.what a forehand!!!

richie21
01-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Gasquet lol, I just hope he won't suffer the similar fate as Sebastien Grosjean for the rest of his career.

At this rate,i would be already very happy if he had the same career as Grosjean!:eek:
I mean,Grosjean at least won a big title and made multiple GS 1/2 finals.

Arkulari
01-24-2009, 03:20 PM
what a match! :worship:
4 hours of pure battle, both were bruised and injured but kept fighting! :rocker2:
best match of the tournament so far! :rocker2:
Feña's face at the firecrackers and smoke was priceless, he was like WTF? :lol:

WhataQT
01-24-2009, 03:24 PM
UGH, Richard!!! :sad:

The Freak
01-24-2009, 03:42 PM
:eek:

Horatio Caine
01-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Could only see the last few games (Eurosport coverage) but that was good enough for me tbh...it is a pity that matches like these still have to feature a loser. :sad:

Very well done to both of them...to Gonzo for the incredible fightback, and to Gasquet for showing some backbone in a 5th set that many probably thought would run away from him. Obviously a really painful loss for him (to follow on, in particular, from Wimbledon 2008), but I think he has made good progress in the last few months...I remember how pathetic he looked at the US Open, last fall.

Good luck to Gonzo in the QF...he will need it! :tape:

meihaditalab
01-24-2009, 04:01 PM
What a superb match :) this is probs the best match of the tourni so far

Too bad Rafa is going to be fresh and Gonzo all tired :hug:

SwiSha
01-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Fantastic match, too bad Gasquet couldn't finish it off, enough chances.

Where are those haters now, who think Gasquet has a terrible forehand?

are you seriously calling out the haters after Gasquet lost this match from 2-0 sets?

i always thought you proof your haters and doubters wrong when you actually win, but what do i know

shotgun
01-24-2009, 04:12 PM
Gonzalez was a bit lucky to win this match and for all it's worth, he's nowhere near the form he was at two years ago and will go down to Nadal in 3 sets.

richie21
01-24-2009, 04:13 PM
are you seriously calling out the haters after Gasquet lost this match from 2-0 sets?

i always thought you proof your haters and doubters wrong when you actually win, but what do i know

Well said.

~*BGT*~
01-24-2009, 04:34 PM
I slept through the beginning of the match (on purpose) and as soon as I got up, Richie loses the 4th set and the match. :o So yes, I blame the loss on me. :lol: I will have to download the first 2 sets so that I can see what everybody else, but from what I read, I'm sure to be amazed. :worship: Richard will get there somehow. He has improved imo especially with his on-court emotions. :eek: He used to be so timid but there was this one celebration that looked Stepanek like. :haha:

Congrats Gonzo and the Fenatics. :hug: Good luck against Rafa... for your sake, you better hope he isn't winner happy like he was against Haas. :spit:

comiserate with all Gasquet fans after that torture :hug:

No, you're not. ;) Because I know how I'd feel if this was Murray. :p

The Freak
01-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Gonzo is one of the best players I've ever seen with his back up against the wall.

Psichogauchovna
01-24-2009, 05:14 PM
thanks for a great match, fighter Gonzo :rocker2:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-24-2009, 05:22 PM
legendddddddddddddddddddddddddd

:worship: X 1000000000000000000000

Ozone
01-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Fernando got lucky he was serving first in the 5th set. His forehand saved the match for him with that wimpy slice backhand of his, unless he is hitting the backhand defesively. Fernando really is a jerk though. He fought very hard though and made Richard win the points more than once. And he saved my tennis win streak streak:worship:!!

Ozone
01-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Is anyone sure that this wasn't a reply of Richard's heartbreaking loss at Wimbledon. Same epic 3rd set tie-break. And his opponent even had a roucous crowd. And his opponent was a jerk too!!

Schu
01-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Gasquet may never win a GS or even a MS but he is damn fun to watch when he plays like last night.

Congrats to Gonzo for fighting back and KUDOS to Richie for not giving up the entire match. And thanks to both for being great sports while puttting on a hard fought amazing show!

tangerine_dream
01-24-2009, 06:40 PM
That was a terrific five setter, congrats to Gonzo for the win. :bigclap: I thought Gasquet played very well but he lacks a killer instinct. He's not one of my favorite players but I feel badly for his fans, these losses are tough.

Can the AO crowds get more out of control and the security more lame? Ethnic rumbles, streakers dancing around for several minutes before anybody notices, now fireworks in the stands? Yes, let's burn the court down and cause somebody to go blind. What a joke.

RsaibotD
01-24-2009, 06:42 PM
Last points of the match :worship: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oehg-oRQmQ

Tommy fan
01-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Nice choke :sad:

Beat
01-24-2009, 07:06 PM
Gasquet stats:
total points won: 191

Gonzalez stats:
total points won: 191

:eek:

poor richard :sad:

trixtah
01-24-2009, 08:12 PM
fuck those Chilean fans...so rude. Pity Gasquet was injured--couldn't shut them up

Mechlan
01-24-2009, 08:13 PM
Great match, love the shotmaking. I feel badly for Richard too, he should have won this much earlier. At least he went for it on match point and I respect that. He also fought like hell, so nothing really to be ashamed of. He's got to work on his fitness but that's nothing new. Hope he comes back strong.

Gonzo, great fight. Hope he has something left for Nadal.

sawan66278
01-24-2009, 08:23 PM
Sad, sad defeat for Richard...a nice guy...who UNFORTUNATELY lost to a cheater...and to lose on a backhand WINNER from Gonzo?:eek: Salt in the wound...

Nice fire hazard, Chilean fans...pathetic...

Vida
01-24-2009, 08:28 PM
no biggie as OP drams it up, but something is definitely wrong with Gasquets 'ead.

I still think that all the hype he was surrounded way back fundamentally got to him, and he hasn't recovered. too many chokes.

Rafa = Fed Killa
01-24-2009, 10:00 PM
VAMOOOOS!!!!!!!!!!! :)
those fans with their fire are crazy though...we're not in a football match!

I love the new breed of tennis fans. VAMOS!!

Rumour
01-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Amazing atmosphere, marvelous match :worship:

While I like both players, I was rooting for Gasquet and was pleased to se him play so well in those first two sets. However, by the third, I could barely keep my eyes open and drifted off to sleep after he was broken early on so I'm actually impressed to see the Frenchie got it to a TB as his form had definitely dipped by the time I stopped watching...

Woke up again right at the end when Gonzo had his first MP and, through my sleepy haze, was surprised and apprehensive to realize it was deep into a fifth set. Knew that the end was near and, sure enough, the Chilean sealed it a couple of points later. Got to watch most of the last set properly on TV just now and am heartened to see both players gave it their all and showed such heart :hug:

As for the crowd, personally that's what I love to see; passionate and enthusiastic but not abusive or disruptive :cool: Seriously though, where were all the French fans - did most of them go home after Simon and Tsonga played? The small contingent that showed up did their best but the Chileans far outnumbered them and, I believe, played a large part in their man's comeback.

tripb19
01-24-2009, 10:13 PM
As for the crowd, personally that's what I love to see; passionate and enthusiastic but not abusive or disruptive :cool: Seriously though, where were all the French fans - did most of them go home after Simon and Tsonga played? The small contingent that showed up did their best but the Chileans far outnumbered them and, I believe, played a large part in their man's comeback.

Australia is a bunch of English convicts and reject refugees. French people stay in France. :D

Labamba
01-24-2009, 10:16 PM
more of this please :yeah: the best match so far

hoped Gasquet would win, but Gonzo will give Nadal a better test in the next round

roberthenman
01-24-2009, 10:44 PM
great match

Gonzales :clap2:
but Gasquet :worship:

Laba
01-24-2009, 11:25 PM
Fucking awesome match to watch, just awesome. I loved every second I saw of it and I give big props to both men for putting on such great performances. It's a match I would have paid big money to watch live as the atmosphere was epic and the shots just kept getting bigger and bigger. I felt bad for Richard as I just couldn't see him winning after he lost the tiebreaker but goddamnit did he fight right to the end. His shotmaking was brilliant, he was unlucky to hit that match point down the line into the net and from there it all changed. Gonzo was fearless with his forehand and kept cranking it up time and time again, ruthlessly running Gasquet side to side who in the end finally started pumping himself up with his little dances that made me chuckle. I can only hope that there are more matches like this one at this year's AO, please let it be. :)

KarlyM
01-25-2009, 12:03 AM
Last points of the match :worship: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oehg-oRQmQ Crap! :eek: I picked a bad night to go to sleep "early" (before 3:30am when the night matches start). It looks like it was a good match. :smash: I'm not a Gasquet fan, but I actually feel bad for him that he keeps losing all these big matches. :awww:


I can't believe the firecrackers - crazy a$$ Chilean fans! :haha:
On a serious note, how the heck did they get those through security? Don't they check bags and stuff? Someone could have gotten hurt. :unsure:

Smoke944
01-25-2009, 04:28 AM
vamos Gonzo:cool:

littleash
01-25-2009, 05:03 AM
Gas :o

reggie1
01-25-2009, 08:57 AM
I didn't post yesterday as I was just too fed up. Richard, a great match from you and I hope you can show this fighting spirit in the rest of your career and learn how to pull that fifth set out of the bag. I think towards the end, the match was so close that either one of them could have won. Lady luck had a part to play in it I think.
Great match from both players and congrats to Gonzo and his fans.
It's such a bummer when your favourite is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Action Jackson
01-25-2009, 09:03 AM
Fun atmosphere and quality match from both, there was no chair throwing in this one fortunately.

A few of the Chilean fans were a bit naughty, heckling Gasquet as he was about to serve, with the "miss, miss" in between serves along with a few other things, but the crowd were great for the most part.

Chileno
01-25-2009, 01:03 PM
Yeah...but it's not as if the heckling was anything major, it was only a couple of them and they were quickly 'shushed' by the other Chilean fans. I don't mind singing, jumping and shouting as long as they shut up when the point starts... ;)

sheeter
01-25-2009, 03:29 PM
Finally managed to watch some of this match. It was absolutely stunning.

Ozone
01-25-2009, 05:45 PM
fuck those Chilean fans...so rude. Pity Gasquet was injured--couldn't shut them up
Well said

Albop
01-25-2009, 08:25 PM
Gonzo you legend :worship:
Great play by gasquet in the first 2 sets, he was toying with gonzo.

I was really nervous in the TB and in the 5th . :lol:

SushiMinimal
01-26-2009, 12:36 AM
gonzo is another player against the wall......and gasquet too

richie21
08-27-2009, 10:45 PM
He should have, I agree, but I'm also convinced he'll come out stronger from this one. I really believe so and I'm sure he will too.
It hurts to lose like that, but he did put up a good fight and showed a lot of character. It would be STUPID to deny it!


You still believe that??:o
Boy,there are some funny posts in this thread.

Certinfy
08-27-2009, 10:48 PM
:retard:

Dini
08-27-2009, 10:49 PM
:retard:

+1

Cloudygirl
08-27-2009, 10:52 PM
How in the world did I guess who had bumped this thread before reading it.

I must have developed highly acute psychic powers. or Richie21 is completely predictable in his trolling