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MacArthur
01-31-2009, 10:13 PM
I heavily thought about the name of this thread but couldn't came up with anything else ( :o ). I don't think it's necessary to make some indoor or outdoor threads when each of these tournament can be played on one or the other surface. So one thread to go from here to the clay season seems well enough for me.

These are the tournaments to look forward to :

- SA Tennis Open February 2-8, Johannesburg, South Africa
- ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament February 9-15, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Open 13 February 16-22, Marseille, France
- BNP Paribas Open March 9-22, Indian Wells, California, U.S.A.
- Sony Ericsson Open March 23-April 5, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


Feel free to comment as usual :)

I just hope that he can find his tennis and win one tournament or two along the way :D

Edit: It's also important to note that he has little or no points at all to defend on that period : lost at the first round in Marseille last year, absent from the other tournaments except a third round in indian wells and a second round in Miami. Our boy can certainly regain the points lost at Melbourne with some good showing :)

MacArthur
01-31-2009, 10:28 PM
SA can be a really good place to truly launch his season : little draw, good atmosphere with a lot of fans and a place important to him.

Allez jojo !

MacArthur
01-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Here is the draw of SA :

http://www.satennisopen.co.za/images/docs/mds.pdf

He is lucky to slip by Baggy or Chardy. Should be a good place to accumulate some wins.

oranges
01-31-2009, 11:03 PM
Good luck ot him in South Africa. Looks like a good draw :yeah:

SelvenluvJo
02-01-2009, 02:32 AM
ALLEZ Jo!!! haha

lisaplenske
02-01-2009, 02:52 PM
glad jo is coming in Africa,giving a chance to this tournament and also promote tennis in Africa.
very good draw indeed,Allez take the title jo!:)

lisaplenske
02-01-2009, 03:05 PM
glad jo is coming in Africa,giving a chance to this tournament and also promote tennis in Africa.
very good draw indeed,Allez take the title jo!:)

bakeroo
02-01-2009, 05:12 PM
He is playing in doubles with kevin anderson
they will be playing tomorrow :D

Ivanatis
02-02-2009, 03:59 PM
seriously..I like this guy, but what the hell is he doing? played twice before Melbourne, went pretty deep at AO and now has a schedule which includes right after the Oz Open three other tournaments in a row, playing even doubles apparently, well he's the one to know what's best for him:o

I just hope he makes the final in Johannesburg (which simply has to happen with this mug draw) and withdraws from Rotterdam then

bakeroo
02-02-2009, 04:11 PM
His on at the moment in the doubles .

SelvenluvJo
02-02-2009, 04:21 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-bwin.php?w=joh1&i=SA-Tennis-Open

this is the link,double match

bakeroo
02-02-2009, 04:37 PM
Thank you :D

Tess Gray
02-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Thanks!:D I'm always too lazy to look up the livestreams:lol:

SelvenluvJo
02-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Does anybody find Jo use one hand backhand sometimes?:(

SelvenluvJo
02-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks!:D I'm always too lazy to look up the livestreams:lol:

there is not too much chance to watch his double match,it's very intresting:devil:

bakeroo
02-02-2009, 05:32 PM
They have lost :(
4-6 6-3 8-10

MacArthur
02-03-2009, 06:58 AM
He is playing his single match tonight, last match of the day in SA.

bakeroo
02-03-2009, 04:32 PM
His match is next on court

xhr75019
02-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Here is a decent stream http://www.channelsurfing.net/

MacArthur
02-03-2009, 05:02 PM
Actualy, ATDHE.net is a little more stable at the moment.

Great atmosphere !

MacArthur
02-03-2009, 05:41 PM
Ok, it's done : 6/4, 6/1.

Tough first set, but a good second set : better serve, less UEs and more volleys.

Next !

SelvenluvJo
02-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Good job Jo . Go next round!!

amdany
02-03-2009, 05:43 PM
yay he won! his 1st serve % was low though but fortunately for him, there was no consequences...

Fifteenlove
02-03-2009, 05:44 PM
I missed the whole match... but I'm glad he won!!
Good job Jo ;)

xhr75019
02-03-2009, 05:46 PM
Nice 2nd set :) Jeremy is playing on the other court

bakeroo
02-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Watching the match today and yesturday the crowd are really behind tsonga which is really nice to see.

Turquoise
02-04-2009, 02:54 AM
Good win for Jo. From the word go, it was clear he wanted to blow his opponent off the court and entertain the crowd. :lol: Alves, to his credit, had other plans and played a really good first set. Jo, on the other hand, was a little over-exuberant at first, serving aces followed by double faults, leading to low first serve percentage.

He got his rhythm going in full flow in the second set, and the crowd was duly entertained. The powerful forehands, followed by sublime drop shots are a joy to behold.

reggie1
02-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Nice one Jo :cool:

lisaplenske
02-04-2009, 07:51 PM
well done jo but take care,no bad surprise please:unsure:

bakeroo
02-04-2009, 08:17 PM
I think his match tomorrow might be affected duh to the lack of matches finished today duh to rain& thunderstorms

Mĺnu
02-05-2009, 07:07 AM
he's supposed to play at 7 PM tonight

reggie1
02-05-2009, 09:21 AM
Best of luck Jo. :cool:

MacArthur
02-05-2009, 02:54 PM
We are next in line !

It's beginning right now (18H00, french hour).

MacArthur
02-05-2009, 04:40 PM
6/1 in the first set.

Good play for the moment but Istomin is weak.

amdany
02-05-2009, 04:45 PM
6/1 in the first set.

Good play for the moment but Istomin is weak.

29% first serve for him in the 1st set:eek:

amdany
02-05-2009, 05:18 PM
easy win for Jo today:worship:

MacArthur
02-05-2009, 05:19 PM
It's done : 6/1, 6/4. Solid match and that's it.

Pretty match point though.

Yeah, Itsomin was really weak in the first set. A little more aggressive in the second, but not by much.

SelvenluvJo
02-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Good Job Jo .vligen next...

MacArthur
02-06-2009, 04:09 PM
It's going to be our turn in the next few minutes now.

Vliegen today. He can be tricky, but I don't think he has what it takes to manage the power of Jo.

MacArthur
02-06-2009, 05:12 PM
First set Jo : 6/4.

It's tougher than expected, primarily because Vliegen is taking the net alot and it's really hard to pass someone at the net in these conditions (the altitude). Jo is also making a lot of UEs.

I hope he is going to get this a little better in the second.

amdany
02-06-2009, 05:19 PM
looks like it'll be easier now...I don't wanna jinx him but still

amdany
02-06-2009, 05:34 PM
:worship:congrats Jo!

MacArthur
02-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Okay, second set : 6/1 for Jo.

Vliegen tone down a little, while Jo made less UEs and adjusted his passing shots.

First semi-final of the year !

SelvenluvJo
02-06-2009, 05:41 PM
Okay, second set : 6/1 for Jo.

Vliegen tone down a little, while Jo made less UEs and adjusted his passing shots.

First semi-final of the year !

yeah,it's first time...a little bit easier than my imagination:angel:

lisaplenske
02-06-2009, 06:59 PM
well done jo:cool:

oranges
02-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Allez Jo, good job so far, keep it up. :cool:

soulage
02-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Alves, Istomin, Vliegen & Gil what a draw for him lol The final should be the only big match of the week.

Fired Up!
02-06-2009, 09:01 PM
Anyone noticed he has lost a LOT of weight? :speakles:

simplet
02-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Anyone noticed he has lost a LOT of weight? :speakles:

Compared to when? I actually thought he had gained weight at the end of last year, and I couldn't quite say how he was in Australia. He still looked to me a little bigger then than at the beginning of last year.

MacArthur
02-07-2009, 01:04 PM
Jo is on the court heating the ball with Gil.

A french final to come with Chardy if he wins this.

MacArthur
02-07-2009, 01:40 PM
First set 6/3 : slow start, but solid afterwards.

Gil seems to be a typical claycourt player. It would be more interesting to see him against Jo on clay. Here it's not going to be very tough.

MacArthur
02-07-2009, 02:15 PM
Second set : 6/4. Solid play, but nothing really exciting to sort out of this confrontation.

Chardy should be a bigger test and a good game to watch.

SelvenluvJo
02-07-2009, 02:24 PM
ummmmmmmmm,not bad,final Allez Jo!!!

Tess Gray
02-07-2009, 03:24 PM
Jo :yeah:

At what time is the final being played?

amdany
02-07-2009, 04:57 PM
congrats Jo:worship:

Ivanatis
02-07-2009, 04:59 PM
please withdraw from Rotterdam Jo:o

Fifteenlove
02-07-2009, 08:20 PM
Jo :yeah:

At what time is the final being played?

The final won't start before 2:30PM south african time :wavey:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/5012/OP.pdf

Tess Gray
02-07-2009, 10:37 PM
Thanks!

SelvenluvJo
02-08-2009, 04:56 AM
please withdraw from Rotterdam Jo:o

:eek::eek::eek:why??

amdany
02-08-2009, 02:17 PM
:banana::banana:6-4 7-6what a solid match from Jo! Jeremy played good as well but Jo played the crucial points better than him today

Fifteenlove
02-08-2009, 02:19 PM
He won!!!
Give it up y'all :worship:

oranges
02-08-2009, 02:20 PM
:worship:
Good luck in Rotterdam, it's quite a trip, any chance they can schedule him on Wednesday?

Tess Gray
02-08-2009, 02:24 PM
Jo!!! :hug::D:D :yeah:

Pretty sure they'll schedule him on wednesday:) Same as Nadal

MacArthur
02-08-2009, 02:25 PM
Solid win from Jo. Chardy was too green for these kind of events. But it's just a question of experience.

This is the draw for Rotterdham :

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
(WC) DIMITROV, Grigor BUL v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
QUALIFIER v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
(WC) HUTA GALUNG, Jesse NED v (7) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

(3) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v LLODRA, Michael FRA
QUALIFIER v (5) MONFILS, Gael FRA

(6) FERRER, David ESP v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
QUALIFIER v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER v ANCIC, Mario CRO
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v (4) SIMON, Gilles FRA

(8) SODERLING, Robin SWE v QUALIFIER
GASQUET, Richard FRA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(WC) DE BAKKER, Thiemo NED v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v (2) MURRAY, Andy GBR

We will see in what kind of form he will go in there.

SelvenluvJo
02-08-2009, 02:33 PM
The 3rd title!!!Goooooooooooooooooooooooooood!! babe Jo.what about Rotterdham? I think his arm has some kinds of trouble...

lisaplenske
02-08-2009, 03:11 PM
yeah jo, very happy for him.

He needs to win.Even a MM tournament.He loves winning.:D

I hope he'll be ok to play rotterdam.

He has a good drawand I really want him to clash nadal in quarter final.He would be so motivated to play him again.:devil:
TAKE CARE JO!

Ivanatis
02-09-2009, 12:37 AM
:eek::eek::eek:why??

because he has played every single week so far in 2009
I'm afraid it could be too much and he will have to pay for it later in the year, especially with his injury prone background:o

SelvenluvJo
02-09-2009, 01:35 AM
because he has played every single week so far in 2009
I'm afraid it could be too much and he will have to pay for it later in the year, especially with his injury prone background:o

yeah maybe you are right,I'm afraid of his body too.you know ,I usually belong to the negative group,haha:angel:

reggie1
02-09-2009, 09:43 AM
Lovely win for Jo yesterday, that was one hell of a trophy! Looking forward so much to watching next tournie. I think he will do really well in Rotterdam.

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 01:25 PM
Jo is up against Huta Galun on the official livestream :

http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/cctv/

oranges
02-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Takes the first 7:6(4) :yeah:
Good first match to get used to the Rotterdam court.

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 02:26 PM
First set Jo : 7/6

Huta Galun is a good indoor player, not a very great one though, but it's a little troublesome for a rusty Jo. The serve is average and his shots are still south africans : a little flying all over the place. But it's a good opponent to take the indoor rythm.

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 02:34 PM
Gicquel just had a good win on the other court.

reggie1
02-11-2009, 02:50 PM
Good first set Jo.

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 02:56 PM
We are beginning to see some good shots !

simplet
02-11-2009, 03:09 PM
Can't see shit... Is the livestream working for you? I can't make it work for more than 3 seconds at a time. Doesn't seem like a good match from Tsonga, or is Huta Galung playing well? At least he'll have some Tiebreak practice...

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 03:21 PM
Second set and match, Jo : 7/6. It was a little better in the second, but not by much. He should up his level with the tourney going on.

Tursunov next ?

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 03:23 PM
The stream was good for me, just need to reload it a couple of times. It wasn't a good match, but it should be obvious with the lagging and the fatigue from Johannesburg. But still, it could have turned in a three setters easily but he made it serious when it mattered.

SelvenluvJo
02-11-2009, 03:31 PM
Second set and match, Jo : 7/6. It was a little better in the second, but not by much. He should up his level with the tourney going on.

Tursunov next ?

yeah tursunov next. I didn't watch the match,does he feel tired??

MacArthur
02-11-2009, 03:41 PM
I don't know for sure, we need his postmatch reactions to be sure. But it should be the case.

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 03:43 PM
He almost never went to the net. Wonder why...

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 07:41 PM
He had a nice gesture right after the match, he highfived one of the ballkids. Do you guys see that often?

reggie1
02-11-2009, 08:38 PM
No, I have never seen that. I think you frenchies can be really proud of Jo and all of your players (well maybe not Clement and his conduct) as they are all so nice.

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks reggie1 and sorry I doubted you this morning about whatshername ;)

reggie1
02-12-2009, 08:58 PM
Thanks reggie1 and sorry I doubted you this morning about whatshername ;)Don't be daft, my worry was Xavier, was that it was actually something quite rude and me with my woeful knowledge of French, merrily posted it thinking that that was her name :o:lol::tape:
Is anyone else watching Jo right now? he's just given himself a little talking to.

oranges
02-12-2009, 09:03 PM
I'm enjoying a nice stream finally. He still seems to be finding his way here, but some nice volleys already. Allez Jo :bounce:

reggie1
02-12-2009, 09:08 PM
He seems a bit stressed compared to normal.

reggie1
02-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Oh the commentators have just spoken about him taking anti-inflamatories for his wrist. Hope he is o.k.

oranges
02-12-2009, 09:17 PM
He's tripping up a lot on this surface :scared: Careful there, Jo

oranges
02-12-2009, 09:32 PM
Wow, lot of mini-breaks traded, masterful volley to take the TB 8:6

oranges
02-12-2009, 10:04 PM
7:6 6:2 :yeah:

simplet
02-12-2009, 10:24 PM
It's been really weird watching Tsonga play for some time. I don't know if I'm alone with this but I always get the feeling there's something wrong with him. He'll play some good points, then throw some really crazy or completely lazy UEs, even for his standards. His movement seems weird also, except that sometimes he starts to run everywhere like a rabbit like at the end today. But somehow he almost always manages to win those matches he's supposed to. I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing : he has good enough results, and obviously has figured out how to win ugly (by that I mean when he doesn't play very well, his game is never ugly), but he never looks 100%. I read somewhere that he was disappointed by his results in Australia, that he felt he had a good opportunity but couldn't completely defend his chances.

He looks agitated also, for apparently no reason. Since the beginning of last year I've honestly rarely seen him look alright : at the end in Thailand, in the last two matches in Paris...

oranges
02-12-2009, 10:36 PM
He didn't look agitated to me in the 2nd set, but did in the first, both by reactions and some shot selection.
I'm under the impression he's not completely adjusted to the courts here, hence the ups and downs that are not due to simply rushing it more than necessary.
When is he playing tomorrow?

oranges
02-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Found my answer, not before 7:30 PM. Good luck, he looked better today than Nadal did, let's keep it that way ;)

MacArthur
02-12-2009, 11:00 PM
I think you are looking too much into it, simplet. Sure, he is not at 100% physically, sure he is playing solid at best, average at worst, and sure, he is not showing an incredible concentration in his matches so far (doesn't run on all balls sometimes, and running like a rabbit the rest of the time), but in all of these points, this is just the nature of the fool. :D
It was exactly the same last year between the pitiful losses against Federer (who he was litteraly watching playing against him btw ) or the pathetic match against Benneteau in semi-final at Lyon, and all of his matches at Bercy, particularly the one against Blake where he was blasting him off court. You can't expect him to always be creative or perfect on a court. He is doing with what he has and what he can at a definite moment. Plus there are some trend in his plays : always been average at the beginning of a new tourney, but solid when it matters, always resting on his serve, but firing aces after aces when he wants it. He also takes time at the beginning of a match to read his opponent serves and his game, to finally roll on him once he knows him (cf Djokovic or Tursunov today). You also have to remember that he needs many matches to start the engine.
On court, I think he is the same raging beast he was at bercy :lol: ( and the reason why we like him so much :cool: ).

On the match : he was average at the beginnning, but firing at the end (see :lol: ). Tursunov was also lucky a decent amount of times on his volleys and really solid off his serves, not much when Jo has him on his pocket at the end.

The match against Nadal is quite the unknown quantity IMO. If the match up is obviously on Jo's side, I think it's a pride thing for both of them. Nadal can't lose against Jo for his status and for his pride, Jo surely badly wants to beat the world number one. The question is how much energy Jo has saved after 6 consecutives win and 6 full weeks of competition, and how much is he going to power up before tomorrow like he always do for the big matches :devil: .

Answers tomorrow at 19H30 local time. :cool:

JBdV
02-13-2009, 07:50 AM
Good luck tonight Jo :yeah:

reggie1
02-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I must admit I thought Jo looked slightly more rattled than normal last night, lots of pained expressions. Anyway, best of luck for tonight Jo and he did well to beat Dimitry as he is always a tricky opponent. :yeah:

MacArthur
02-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Rahhh... Well, not enough power up tonight. Nothing to be ashamed of though.

JBdV
02-13-2009, 08:34 PM
Frustrating end after he put up a great fight to level the match, but he never looked great tonight anyway. He looked far too sloppy to beat Nadal throughout the match, would have been a miracle if Jo'd won. Ah well, never mind, hopefully he rests up and has a good tournament in Marseille now.

amdany
02-13-2009, 08:37 PM
have a nice rest Jo, it was obviously not a good day for him but I loved the fact that he fought till the end!! good luck in Marseille!

simplet
02-13-2009, 09:53 PM
Ah ah I'm pretty sure you guys see what I meant now. Really weird match : he never looked good, survived mostly with his serve in spite of countless UEs, until the second set tie-break where he was absolutely brillant. Then a weird third set in which his level was not so bad, except for two games where he played terribly after leading 30-0 both times (I think?).

I don't know; I like the fact that he manages to do ok even though he doesn't seem well, but it always feels like he could do more, don't you think? Also, he always looks rushed, like he has to win the point right now. I watched a little bit of his match against Nadal last year and he had a lot more patience in the points... Maybe it's because of the surface?

MacArthur
02-13-2009, 10:57 PM
Yes, I see what you mean, but between the tiredness from six weeks of continuous playing, the big difference of experience between the world number one and Jo in these kind of match, his doubtfull physical state (the back is maybe a little too stiff)... I think we can give him a break.

Eventhough, it's true, he is too peaky during his matches right now, more than he was before. I agree with you also to say that the Jo we are seeing play right now isn't by any marge a full fit Jo. What he lacks the more is the creativity, a little bit of crazyness in his matches. He was also terrible at returning the serve of Nadal tonight, except some rare good games.

But the season is long, we can only hope for the best and his base level is still enough to beat 90% of the tour right now. That's a big consolation prize. I also hope that he can do a full season this year, it would already be something great.

simplet
02-13-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm not blaming him or anything, of course, I don't know if that was clear. What I want to say, basically, is that maybe the times where he is going to be completely healthy and in good form are going to be pretty rare. I'm starting to realize that. Not only does he very often have serious injuries that keep him from playing entirely, but even most of the rest of the time he's not in top conditions. I don't think we should expect him to ever have long periods where he can give his all.

JBdV
02-13-2009, 11:45 PM
I'm not blaming him or anything, of course, I don't know if that was clear. What I want to say, basically, is that maybe the times where he is going to be completely healthy and in good form are going to be pretty rare. I'm starting to realize that. Not only does he very often have serious injuries that keep him from playing entirely, but even most of the rest of the time he's not in top conditions. I don't think we should expect him to ever have long periods where he can give his all.

I think you're right, I see a lot of people around MTF having unrealistic expectations of Jo, always waiting for that AO magic from last year every match. It's better to keep a sense of perspective about things like you have.

FairWeatherFan
02-14-2009, 12:52 AM
I just hope Tsonga keeps injury free and fit. He has so much talent, and most of the time poise in important matches, that the big results will come in time.

MacArthur
02-14-2009, 04:21 AM
I'm not blaming him or anything, of course, I don't know if that was clear. What I want to say, basically, is that maybe the times where he is going to be completely healthy and in good form are going to be pretty rare. I'm starting to realize that. Not only does he very often have serious injuries that keep him from playing entirely, but even most of the rest of the time he's not in top conditions. I don't think we should expect him to ever have long periods where he can give his all.


I agree with this in the sense that I think he is never going to be the GOAT. He doesn't have the game or the fitness for it. He is a streaky player, with only one constant weapon, his serve of course. That doesn't mean that he can't realise his objectives : be number one and win a grand slam.
He can do it of course, but on a short period of time. He can have an agassi type of career, with ups and downs rythmed by his injuries (I hope not of course, but :o ).

( Euh :confused:

Or maybe not :devil:
In tennis, you never know. :cool:

-------> I leave it here just in case I shall be wrong in the future. :p )

More importantly, for the moment we should focus on his return in the top ten before RG. I think it's totaly possible. I am not really good in rankings, does anyone know if he can make points at Marseille ? If they count only two 250 tournaments on one year, he is already full with Bangkok and Johannesburg, even if it's always cool to win a tournament.

SelvenluvJo
02-14-2009, 05:09 AM
have a good rest,don't care about the result.

oranges
02-14-2009, 10:10 AM
More importantly, for the moment we should focus on his return in the top ten before RG. I think it's totaly possible. I am not really good in rankings, does anyone know if he can make points at Marseille ? If they count only two 250 tournaments on one year, he is already full with Bangkok and Johannesburg, even if it's always cool to win a tournament.

I think they'll leave the points from more 250 tournaments in until enough 500 tournaments are played to warrant dropping them, meaning that the points from Marseille would be in for a while. He's 195 points behind Nalbandian at 10 now (Monfils could go up, though, this week), so good chance to get there before RG.

I'm sad at the loss because the impression was the match was on his racket. Before the very end 2nd set, I thought he was making too many errors to go way with a win, but he was clutch most of the time when needed and then played that amazing TB. By the time of that adorable legs-kicking-bum run to the bench at the changeover, I thought we're in the saddle again :inlove: Someone should prompt the Rotterdam crowd to give the guy more of an adrenaline rush and perhaps there wouldn't be one UE too many ;)
In any case, good run for him here after South Africa and good luck in Marseille.

Tess Gray
02-14-2009, 06:49 PM
Someone should prompt the Rotterdam crowd to give the guy more of an adrenaline rush and perhaps there wouldn't be one UE too many

I tried my best and was shouting my lungs out :awww: But the Rafa fans were too loud:lol:

MacArthur
02-14-2009, 08:04 PM
Thanks Oranges for your answer :yeah: and Thanks for your direct support Tess Gray :yeah:

Here is the draw for Marseille :


1st Quarter
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB) vs CHARDY, Jeremy (FRA)
HERNYCH, Jan (CZE) vs VLIEGEN, Kristof (BEL)
ZVEREV, Mischa (GER) vs QUALIFIER
CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs 7. (WC) SAFIN, Marat (RUS)

2nd Quarter
4. TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) vs GOLUBEV, Andrey (KAZ)
BOLELLI, Simone (ITA) vs QUALIFIER
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz (RUS) vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO) vs 8. LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)

3rd Quarter
5. BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS)
QUALIFIER vs SEPPI, Andreas (ITA)
QUALIFIER vs LLODRA, Michael (FRA)
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri (FRA) vs 3. MONFILS, Gael (FRA)

4th Quarter
6. GASQUET, Richard (FRA) vs GICQUEL, Marc (FRA)
SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA) vs BENNETEAU, Julien (FRA)
QUALIFIER vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer (GER)
(WC) DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL) vs 2. SIMON, Gilles (FRA)


Good first match and overall a good draw to make some points. Another semis against Djoko would be sweet :drool:

oranges
02-14-2009, 10:11 PM
I tried my best and was shouting my lungs out :awww: But the Rafa fans were too loud:lol:
:hug: Hope you had a great time

Good draw :yeah:


Good first match and overall a good draw to make some points. Another semis against Djoko would be sweet :drool:

I'd prefer Safin to do that job and meet him in semis if no one minds ;)

reggie1
02-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Best of luck for Marseille Jo, I think he will have a great run here as he loves playing in front of his home crowd and they surely love him. The thing I so admire about Jo as others have said, is that even when he does not feel 100% he sill fights and gives all that he can. Allez Jo.

SelvenluvJo
02-16-2009, 12:56 PM
Gooood Luck Jo!!

Turquoise
02-17-2009, 03:36 AM
Good luck in Marseille Jo! Belated congratulations on winning Johannesburg title - it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural title holder, being a great ambassador for the African region. But of course, he won purely on merit, he was simply the best player of the tournament. So proud of him.

Also had the pleasure of watching his QF match against Nadal in Rotterdam. It was an exciting match that could have gone either way, and Nadal was just too solid on the day. There’ll be more chances for Jo to beat the #1 player of the world.

Keijan
02-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Jo will be playing second tomorrow in the afternoon session (two matchs in the morning, two in the afternoon and two in the evening.)
He's up against Golubev, anyone heard of him before?
They play after Djokovic/Chardy, so probably around 4pm.

Dragon89
02-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Jo will be playing second tomorrow in the afternoon session (two matchs in the morning, two in the afternoon and two in the evening.)
He's up against Golubev, anyone heard of him before?
They play after Djokovic/Chardy, so probably around 4pm.

Golubev is a former Russian player, who now plays for Kazakhstan. His best result was in St. Petersburg-2008, where he reached final and lost to Andy Murray :) However, this year Andrey hasn't won a match, though he competed in 3 tournaments. Think he is not a problem for Jo ;)

Keijan
02-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Oh thank you. Yeah I think I heard of a Russian changing to Kazakh before. Well I can't wait to see this match ^^

Dragon89
02-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Oh thank you. Yeah I think I heard of a Russian changing to Kazakh before. Well I can't wait to see this match ^^

Yeah, Kazakhstan Tennis Federation is now pretty rich, so they offer some good contracts for players... And if Russian girls who now play under their flag are, objectively, useless for Russian Fed Cup team, Golubev could be a Davis Cup team member after few years... And i've been shocked when Karatancheva took their citizenship too :rolleyes:
Well, this is offtop, really :rolleyes: I'm sorry :)
By the way, our satellite TV shows Marseille, but I'm afraid they won't show Jo's match, because on that time they plan to show WTA Dubai :o Hope their will be a livestream...

reggie1
02-18-2009, 09:33 AM
Don't worry about being off topic, it's always good to learn little bits of tennis info.
Sky are showing loads of WTA this week but no Marseille so I am in the same boat.
Best of luck for today Jo and let's hope you are feeling like your old self again. (well, not old!) :lol:

Keijan
02-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Yeah don't apologize, it's very interesting :) So isn't there any good Kazakh-born players if they have to pay for the Russian ones to play there ?

About the streams, you have a few possibilities. First there is the tournament official website stream :
http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html
You just have to install something and then it works. But the sound is very very low.

The best quality vid are on the betting sites : betfair or bet365. You just need to register without putting money on your account, it should work if you're not in France.

There is also http://www.channelsurfing.net/ or http://www.atdhe.net/ if the above doesn't work for you.

Dragon89
02-18-2009, 01:13 PM
Yeah don't apologize, it's very interesting :) So isn't there any good Kazakh-born players if they have to pay for the Russian ones to play there ?

About the streams, you have a few possibilities. First there is the tournament official website stream :
http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html
You just have to install something and then it works. But the sound is very very low.

The best quality vid are on the betting sites : betfair or bet365. You just need to register without putting money on your account, it should work if you're not in France.

There is also http://www.channelsurfing.net/ or http://www.atdhe.net/ if the above doesn't work for you.

Ok :) No, Kazakhstan hasn't had any serious tennis players, their first number was Alexey Kedriouk - http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/players/playerprofiles/?playernumber=K407 . Their current 3 best players (Golubev, Kukushkin, Schukin) are all native Russians, same thing with the girls, except of Karatancheva.
About the streams - yeah, thanks, I know that sites, but atdhe.net for some reason rarely work :sad: And bet365 says that video isn't available in my region.
By the way, here are some more streams:
http://www.rojadirecta.com
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis
http://livetv.ru/fr

Dragon89
02-18-2009, 01:19 PM
And maybe our NTV+ will show Jo, because at the same time in Dubai there is a match Jankovic - Kanepi, which is not very interesting...

Keijan
02-18-2009, 02:21 PM
Oh I see. Yeah after all why not, since Russia has so many high class players.
Thanks for the links I didn't know them !

Djoko just won his match. Jo should enter the court in no time :woohoo:

Dragon89
02-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Oh I see. Yeah after all why not, since Russia has so many high class players.
Thanks for the links I didn't know them !

Djoko just won his match. Jo should enter the court in no time :woohoo:

Yeah, he just started the match. And it is on NTV+, and commentator is Tsonga's supporter :)

amdany
02-18-2009, 03:55 PM
he won:worship:

Keijan
02-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Yeah I was a bit surprised about the tie break in the first, he should have broken sooner. Golubev choke in the second. But nevermind, only the result counts :D Who is his next opponent ?

Tess Gray
02-18-2009, 04:15 PM
:yeah: Jo.

oranges
02-18-2009, 04:38 PM
:yeah:
Bolelli is next I think

reggie1
02-18-2009, 06:07 PM
:yeah:
Bolelli is next I think

Ooh two of my faves going head to head, should be relatively easy for Jo though. Good win today.

MacArthur
02-18-2009, 10:13 PM
Didn't see that, but very good win, Jo.

It's ilmpressive the number of matches he played and won since the beginning of the season !

Let's hope he can add another tournament to his record !

oranges
02-19-2009, 06:05 PM
Jo looking good today :yeah: A set and 3:2 with a break up. Vicious serving

amdany
02-19-2009, 06:14 PM
I agree with you Sandra, pretty solid match today, great win:worship:

Keijan
02-19-2009, 06:20 PM
Comfortable win today ! Love his post match itw, when he adresses the crowd : "Never do that to me again, I don't want to enter a court with only ten spectators watching" :lol: it's true the stadium was totally empty when they began.

Lopez next, should be a little harder but still very doable.

amdany
02-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Comfortable win today ! Love his post match itw, when he adresses the crowd : "Never do that to me again, I don't want to enter a court with only ten spectators watching" :lol: it's true the stadium was totally empty when they began.

Lopez next, should be a little harder but still very doable.

:lol:me too

oranges
02-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Me too, now that I know what he said :lol:

reggie1
02-19-2009, 06:36 PM
I wasn't able to see the match but great win for Jo. Onwards and upwards. :worship: I like his comment in the interview. It's nice when he shows his sense of humour.

MacArthur
02-19-2009, 06:48 PM
I 've just seen the first set, but it was quite solid. He seeems to be finding some form at the right time for the season.
Sorry Oranges, but a Tsonga-Djoko becomes more and more attractive in my eyes :cool:

[I can accept a red-hot Safin though :devil: ]

Dragon89
02-19-2009, 06:48 PM
Yeah, really good win, and good stats - 70% of first serve adn only 8 points lost on serve :) Well, Lopez is next, the only meeting was in Wimbledon, nearly 2 years ago, Jo won in straight sets.

Love his post match itw, when he adresses the crowd : "Never do that to me again, I don't want to enter a court with only ten spectators watching" :lol: it's true the stadium was totally empty when they began.

Everybody came to watch Marseille - Twente? :D

Keijan
02-19-2009, 07:06 PM
Everybody came to watch Marseille - Twente? :D

Maybe :lol: I think it's because Jo's match was the first of the night session, so everyone had to get out and then come back for those with the morning-night tickets.

And they made the players enter the stadium when nobody was back yet :lol: Jo was beginning to smile and lift his arms to the crowd when he entered but since he only saw naked benchs, he was all :confused: :awww: too cute :rolls:

oranges
02-19-2009, 07:24 PM
Sorry Oranges, but a Tsonga-Djoko becomes more and more attractive in my eyes :cool:

[I can accept a red-hot Safin though :devil: ]

Well, the Russian diesel machine couldn't keep it up against Clement for two sets, so I have to begrudgingly agree. On the upside, there'll be only one player to root for, though Feli still remains to be taken care of before that :cool:

Tess Gray
02-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Everybody came to watch Marseille - Twente?
And Twente won, hell yeah :woohoo:

Anyway;) was a really nice, solid match! Some really good serving. He served once at 220 km/h :eek:. I believe it was out, but still. Next up lopez. Two good servers facing each other. Could be a very interesting match :yeah:

reggie1
02-19-2009, 09:10 PM
And they made the players enter the stadium when nobody was back yet :lol: Jo was beginning to smile and lift his arms to the crowd when he entered but since he only saw naked benchs, he was all :confused: :awww: too cute :rolls:
He needs all of us there to make some noise! :D

oranges
02-19-2009, 09:15 PM
He needs all of us there to make some noise! :D

Yep, they should organize at least audio feedback on court from all the people watching streams and TV broadcasts :D

Fifteenlove
02-20-2009, 11:35 AM
Yep, they should organize at least audio feedback on court from all the people watching streams and TV broadcasts :D

That'll do a lot of noise!
My mum kept asking me why i was shouting so loud while i was watching ;)

Great match from Jo yesterday (he plays much better than in Rotterdam)
His next match will begin at 5PM :cool:

JBdV
02-20-2009, 12:54 PM
Good luck today Jo.

reggie1
02-20-2009, 01:43 PM
You really would not want to hear me shout when I watch Richie's matches. I have to shut the windows and doors as I don't like my neighbours to hear me having a complete meltdown, it's not pretty. :o
Following Jo really isn't half as stressful! Thank goodness :lol::tape:

Fifteenlove
02-20-2009, 02:01 PM
You really would not want to hear me shout when I watch Richie's matches. I have to shut the windows and doors as I don't like my neighbours to hear me having a complete meltdown, it's not pretty. :o
Following Jo really isn't half as stressful! Thank goodness :lol::tape:

LOL! You're right! with our Richie you can't feel relieved 'til the match isn't over: stressful ...and funny ;)

Good luck Jo :cool:

oranges
02-20-2009, 04:18 PM
A break deserves some cheerleaders for support http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/party/party0002.gif :lol:
Looking good again :bounce:

oranges
02-20-2009, 05:46 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: aside from the TB, great, great play

amdany
02-20-2009, 05:46 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:can't wait for tomorrow

Keijan
02-20-2009, 05:57 PM
I was afraid after the second set but he managed to hold on greatly :worship:
Can't wait for the Novak match!
The challenge-and-play with kids in the end is getting duller and duller : Jo had to play with a tissue over his left eye :o At least it's better than yesterday where Simon had to play with his right leg and hand tied.

Keijan
02-20-2009, 06:34 PM
Novak just called Jo "an undoubtedly top five player, and what forbade him to get there is only his injuries" :inlove:
He's also very cute when he tries to speak French :lol:
http://www.open13.fr/interviews-2009.html

reggie1
02-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Nice win today Jo. Bring on the Dok. :yeah:

MacArthur
02-21-2009, 02:35 AM
It was a strange but a good match yesterday. Aweful tie break but the rest of his game is looking really good for the first time this season. Confirming it all tomorrow with a hell of a match against Djoko is all we need now. He seemed extremely determined in the post match interview anyway.

We can expect a great match today !

oranges
02-21-2009, 12:50 PM
6:4 first set :yeah:
Jo is super clutch :bowdown:

amdany
02-21-2009, 01:40 PM
what a match:eek::worship:

oranges
02-21-2009, 01:43 PM
:bigclap: Another fabulous TB to close it out in straights
His BH has become a major weapon :yeah:

Keijan
02-21-2009, 01:44 PM
Jo :hearts::hearts::hearts:

xhr75019
02-21-2009, 01:47 PM
What a match ! I love it when he turns on the "invicible mode" like in the TB.
Jo is now Nole's official bête noire...

MacArthur
02-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Probably his best match for this year, nothing else to say :cool:

A good sign for the next davis cup tie and something really good to look for in the next tournies. :)

Fifteenlove
02-21-2009, 02:16 PM
Bravo Jo!
His service is :eek: I love to see him play, he made some amazing shots today :worship:

SelvenluvJo
02-21-2009, 02:26 PM
OMG...my dear...

lisaplenske
02-21-2009, 03:05 PM
great match from jo:worship:

and yes we can say it.He owns djokovic.Such a pity he couldnt win at AO finale cause he's better player.:(

amdany
02-21-2009, 04:03 PM
here's what Nole said after the match:)

"There is no reason for me to be depressed. It may be the fourth time he has beaten me, our encounters have always been tight, even in the Australian Open final," he said.
"If he does not get injured, he will reach the top five. He has an incredible self-confidence, as we witnessed on that game at 5-4 in the first set. In the final, whoever his opponent, he will be the favourite."

Pepi.
02-21-2009, 04:48 PM
Jo :worship:
awesome week :yeah:

take the title :)

the graduate
02-21-2009, 09:12 PM
Jo you are now the man dawg!!!!good luck in the final...you really are moving up I see a slam one day in your future

simplet
02-21-2009, 09:27 PM
Very good win, but I'm just happy to see him play like that again. I was starting to wonder if I wasn't fantasizing his awesome level from last year. There is an interview of him on the L'equipe website, should I post it here? He says he was getting better and better as the AO passed, but his back was still pretty bad. It took him 20 minutes in the morning to put on his socks, he says :eek:. I knew something was wrong with him.

the graduate
02-22-2009, 01:51 AM
does anyone know if Jo is going to Dubai

MacArthur
02-22-2009, 07:05 AM
He doesn't play Dubai, the graduate ;) He rests one week before the DC tie against the czech.

@ Simplet : you are a little bit hard on him, aren't you ;)

He clearly wasn't 100% there since the AO and the back problem, but he still won a tournament and made Nadal sweated for his victory at Rotterdam. He wasn't playing that bad :)
Even if indeed when he's on, it's something else :cool:

lisaplenske
02-22-2009, 09:35 AM
wise decision not playing dubai.He must be cautious with his body.

Davis cup is one of his main priority of the year,he must be ready to put a huge fight cause the match will be tough against stepaneck/berdych.

SelvenluvJo
02-22-2009, 01:59 PM
Congrats my love Jo
4th title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lisaplenske
02-22-2009, 02:00 PM
And he did it again!:clap2::bigclap::yeah:

he won the Marseille title by defeating llodra 7-5 7-6

when I thought he was with no titles last year and now he's 4,Congrats Jo:worship:

in his speech he said he wasnt willing to come and play Marseille cause his father had a surgery,he dedicated that win to him
so cute

Tess Gray
02-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Jo :bigclap: 4 titles in only a few months... Very impressive :worship:

I didn't expect this final to be this tough:)

MacArthur
02-22-2009, 02:25 PM
Yeah, it was a tight match, but it's usual against good S and V player like Mika. The match against Stepanek in DC is certainly going to look a lot like that.

Two 250 tournaments in the bag is good for the head and the points, but I hope that he is going to play more 500 now. DC tie gives some points too now, that's a good thing.

By the way, I invite all the jojotards to join the conversation here for the DC tie against the Czech in two weeks :

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135207

It's better if all of the fans of french tennis players in this DC tie are in the same place.

amdany
02-22-2009, 03:12 PM
congrats Jo for this 4th title:worship: and I hope his father is fine now:)

Keijan
02-22-2009, 03:31 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
So happy he got through it ! I couldn't watch the match, could someone briefly tell me what happened ? Was it as high quality as yesterday ?
He should definitely be back in the top ten now :inlove:

Pepi.
02-22-2009, 04:40 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

congrats Jo!!!! :D

JBdV
02-22-2009, 05:30 PM
Great week for Jo :yeah:
Now get some much needed rest.

reggie1
02-22-2009, 06:06 PM
I didn't get the chance to see the match but so glad he won:D:bounce::bigclap::yippee::banana:
And Macarthur, I love the DC thread, it gives all of us non Frenchies valuable snippets of info about French tennis.

oranges
02-23-2009, 01:22 AM
4th title in a few months :) :worship: :bigclap: :yippee:

Turquoise
02-23-2009, 03:45 AM
Congratulations Jo on winning 4th ATP title! :worship: Incredible 19-3 match winning record this year, more than any player so far. :yeah: Have a good rest this week and all the best of luck for Davis Cup tie - I will definitely be rooting for France this year.

DanaKz
02-23-2009, 04:12 AM
It was awesome! Nice job Jo-Willy!

Fifteenlove
02-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Bravo Jo :worship:

oranges
03-06-2009, 05:34 PM
:rocker2: Jo takes the first set again Stepanek 7:5, doubly satisfying :lick: :lol:

amdany
03-06-2009, 06:19 PM
and the second as well!!!

amdany
03-06-2009, 07:03 PM
smooth win, a bit tight at the end but very solid win from Jo!!

oranges
03-06-2009, 07:11 PM
:bigclap: Bravo Jo

reggie1
03-06-2009, 07:28 PM
Brilliant stuff Jo :worship::worship::worship:

lisaplenske
03-06-2009, 07:52 PM
Jo proved here how a great champion he is.Very solid mentally to save the french team ass after the gilles loss against berdych.
Great game worthy of a top5 player that I think he is right now.

He said that the some in the crowd was cursing at him,that it was not easy but that he needed to get himself angry to produce the best out of him lol:devil:

he could also play doubless if forget ask him to do so and even climb in the top of the stadium to win if it is posible:lol:

ALLEZ JO!ALLEZ FRANCE!:bounce:

MacArthur
03-06-2009, 08:01 PM
That's our Jo :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: :worship:

Turquoise
03-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Bravo Jo!!! That's the kind of uflifting spirit that the team needs! :worship: Tough luck for Simon in first rubber, but I think that's down to inexperience - I'm sure he'll redeem himself on Sunday.

Good luck for doubles today!

SelvenluvJo
03-08-2009, 05:23 PM
another win.....

Fifteenlove
03-08-2009, 05:38 PM
another win.....

Yessss! he beat Hernych: 6-2/ 6-7 / 7-6 :cool:
well a useless win in regard of the DC but a good way to avenge Simon and to save the honour

Turquoise
03-09-2009, 04:49 AM
Sad result for the French team, especially as Jo would have clinched the tie in a live deciding rubber.

The French Davis Cup was genuinely a "dream team" - it's almost as if they were spoiled for choice, such was the quality of individual players.

I think the doubles rubber was the deciding factor. The Czech team made a very bold decision to front their two singles players, at the risk of tiring them for the Sunday singles matches. But, it paid off because they found themselves 2-1 up and France was on the back foot, fighting for survival on Sunday.

I honestly don't blame Simon, he did what he could, and now he can really understand the impact of Davis Cup matches and the whole atmosphere behind it. Better luck next year.

reggie1
03-09-2009, 02:39 PM
I agree Turquoise, Gilles had a real baptism of fire, French number one and most of the DC pressure all in his very first DC. Such a shame for the team but let's hope they come back bigger and stronger next year.

amdany
03-10-2009, 10:03 PM
The IW draw is out here's Jo's part:

--------------------------------

[8] Simon vs BYE
Lu vs Q
Ljubicic vs Nishikori
BYE vs [28] Ancic

[22] Andreev vs BYE
Q vs Gulbis
Gabashvili vs Acasuso
BYE vs [11] Tsonga

[15] Robredo vs BYE
Spadea vs Kunitsyn
Darcis vs Granollers
BYE vs [19] Cilic

[32] Mathieu vs BYE
Starace vs Gremelmayr
Montanes vs Serra
BYE vs [4] Murray


[5] Davydenko vs BYE
Benneteau vs Kohlschreiber
Lapentti vs Q
BYE vs [25] Soderling

[23] Gasquet vs BYE
Lopez vs Llodra
Q vs Tipsarevic
BYE vs [10] Verdasco

[13] Blake vs BYE
Devilder vs Nieminen
Hewitt vs Hernych
BYE vs [17] Gonzalez

[27] Karlovic vs BYE
Stakhovsky vs Q
Gicquel vs Bolelli
BYE vs [2] Federer
----------

he'll play doubles with Mario Ancic:hearts:

MacArthur
03-10-2009, 10:23 PM
He is in the Federer/Murray part of the draw, sweet !

A match versus Gilles in the third round though...

SelvenluvJo
03-10-2009, 11:47 PM
the draw is not bad ,ALLEZ!Jo

jmf07
03-11-2009, 03:08 AM
Hopefully Jo can keep up his good form at Indian Wells.

Tess Gray
03-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Possible 3rd round vs Ernests :inlove: and possible 4th round vs Gillou! Nice:D

Eimear O'Mahony
03-11-2009, 04:01 PM
I'd love to see a Jo/Gillou match up. That would definitely be one to watch

krn81
03-11-2009, 05:34 PM
When do they begin to play? Saturday?
So this match should be on Monday or Tuesday?
Hope it will be a good timetable for Europe, i am also waiting for this match.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-11-2009, 05:43 PM
Well the first round is starting tomorrow I think so I'm reckoning the 2nd round will be played on Saturday. I could be wrong though but I think that's the way it goes

krn81
03-11-2009, 06:33 PM
ok so it will be out of the weekend for sure.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-11-2009, 07:18 PM
Yup I'm reckoning so to be honest. Either Saturday or Sunday ... all I can reccomend is you check back every day for the OOP on the official website but it'll be posted on all the players forums when each player is playing anyway. Jo's will be posted here and Gilles' will be posted on his forum

MacArthur
03-14-2009, 07:19 AM
At least, this is the order of play for tomorrow in indian wells :

STADIUM 2 start 11:00 am
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs S Stosur (AUS) - WTA
[23] R Gasquet (FRA) vs M Llodra (FRA) - ATP
T Gabashvili (RUS) vs [11] J Tsonga (FRA) - ATP
[30] D Hantuchova (SVK) vs Y Wickmayer (BEL) - WTA
[8] G Simon (FRA) vs Y Lu (TPE) - ATP
L Hewitt (AUS) vs [17] F Gonzalez (CHI) - ATP

Third match on the stadium two, just after Gasquet/Llodra.

JBdV
03-14-2009, 07:47 AM
Good luck Jo, hoping for a good tournament here.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Oh all my favourite Frenchies (bar Gael) on the same court. Looks like I'll be glued to court 2 once the Murray match is over :lol: Bonne chance Jo!!!

SelvenluvJo
03-14-2009, 10:54 AM
allez Jo

reggie1
03-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Best of luck Jo. :D

MacArthur
03-14-2009, 11:39 PM
Serious and solid win from Jo over Gabashvili : 7/5, 6/3.

Really nothing to be aware or afraid of in his game. So a good chance to make a coup here.

oranges
03-14-2009, 11:41 PM
:rocker: 7:5 6:3 against Gaba.
Andreev next in the line.

SelvenluvJo
03-15-2009, 12:50 AM
gooood Jo
allez next

Pepi.
03-15-2009, 02:21 PM
Allez JO! :)

xhr75019
03-15-2009, 02:43 PM
He has been really impressive lately. He deserves to win something big soon.

Keijan
03-15-2009, 03:16 PM
I can definitely see him taking that IW title home this year :drool: everyone is sick or injured or waiting for babies, save for Rafa who is a lot more takable here than on clay, so Jo has a good chance here :bounce:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-15-2009, 05:29 PM
Jo is definitely my outside bet for the title tbh. Federer isn't looking great, Murray is sick, Djokovic is up and down and Gilles isn't ready to win it yet so I'd definitely put Jo up there as one of my faves much as I hate to go against Gillou

Keijan
03-16-2009, 12:26 AM
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
[32] P Mathieu (FRA) vs [4] A Murray (GBR) - ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
[13] J Blake (USA) vs [17] F Gonzalez (CHI) - ATP
[5] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs [31] G Dulko (ARG) - WTA
[27] I Karlovic (CRO) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) - ATP
Not Before 7:30 PM
[30] D Hantuchova (SVK) vs [Q] P Cetkovska (CZE) - WTA
Not Before 9:00 PM
[22] I Andreev (RUS) vs [11] J Tsonga (FRA) - ATP


:sobbing:

Nastasie
03-16-2009, 12:33 AM
I can definitely see him taking that IW title home this year :drool: everyone is sick or injured or waiting for babies, save for Rafa who is a lot more takable here than on clay, so Jo has a good chance here :bounce:

Hi, all! :wavey: (mostly the same people here as in Gilles' forum, right?)

:lol:

I agree with you, Marion, the prospect of another MS title is drool-worthy. :drool: I hope he takes this one!

oranges
03-16-2009, 12:36 AM
No sleeping this week it seems :crazy:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-16-2009, 01:06 AM
Wow JoWi got a late one and Hantuchova has the potential to go on forever like usual. :sobbing:

Sleep? Who needs it. :p Good luck JoWi!

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Nah we don't need sleep right guys??? We have our men to keep us entertained!!!

lisaplenske
03-16-2009, 11:11 AM
Well he didnt play that good in his first match but managed to win it in 2.
He showed once again that even with not playing good his average level can give him the win.

Its very late today.Night session match.IW organizaters want to make him be the star of the day and hope jo will shine strongly there.
Andreev is a tough opponent so ALLEZ!

Tess Gray
03-16-2009, 03:29 PM
Hi, all! :wavey: (mostly the same people here as in Gilles' forum, right?)

Not me :wavey: Nice to meet you ;)

Sleep? Who needs it. :p

I do actually :sobbing::awww: So I won't be watching this match. Allez Jo-Willy :bounce:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Aw poor Tess ... I think I'll have to give this one a miss 'cause it'll be late by the time Gilles' match finishes anyway so unfortunately Jo is going to have to lose out this time for me I'm afraid. Sorry Jo. I still love you :hug:

Keijan
03-16-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm sure Jo is big enough to bagel Andreev without us cheering :D at least I hope so :sad:

:bounce: allez Willy allez allez allez ! :bigclap:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-16-2009, 05:10 PM
Go Jo Go!!!

amdany
03-16-2009, 06:12 PM
good luck Jo!!

Bashak
03-16-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm gonna set my alarm and try to wake up in time to watch Jo vs Igor, but in case I don't make it: ALLEZ JO!

PinkFeatherBoa
03-17-2009, 01:46 AM
I do actually :sobbing::awww: So I won't be watching this match. Allez Jo-Willy :bounce:


Apparently tonight, so do I. :(

JoWi I hope I can rely on you to win while I zzzz.

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 04:51 AM
God damned Hantuchova and her neverending matches. But finally, it's our turn, guys !

Turquoise
03-17-2009, 05:17 AM
You were all right about Hantuchova ;) Jo got off to a bright start, clinching a break, but pity he gave it back right away. Allez!

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:19 AM
Yeah, it's a disturbing start of a match. He was on a roll for the first two games, but his serve let him down for a game, and it's back to stage one.

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:21 AM
He may have lost some energy with all this waiting. Focus, jo !

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:23 AM
A one-handed backhand for the win !

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:24 AM
Oh God. The beginning was so good - and then Jo lost his serve...
WTF, Jo, how can you be so inattentive with this mug Andreev?

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:31 AM
Break it! Please!

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:32 AM
Oh, Come on!

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:36 AM
The break is for now, I say !

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:37 AM
3 points more - i am begging you!

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:42 AM
Grrrrrrrr !!

The hell, always another chance later.

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:43 AM
It is hard.

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:44 AM
Damn!

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:46 AM
It doesn't want to smile tonight.

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:48 AM
I am frustrated...

DanaKz
03-17-2009, 05:52 AM
:sad:

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 05:53 AM
First set Andreiev, 7/5.

Some awefull choice of shot from Jo. He is a little slow also.

Well, winning in three sets would be very good for the rest of the tournament if it happens.

Turquoise
03-17-2009, 06:12 AM
I’m not watching the match (unfortunately), but I can hazard a guess why Jo’s struggling in the Indian Wells conditions. The surface is quite slow, but this conflicts with the way the ball flies through the thin desert air. This could affect Jo’s reflexes and movement. I believe Safin (similar power play to Jo) has traditionally struggled at Indian Wells because of the way the ball flies. Players like Nadal do well with the slow bounce, plus the extreme top spin controls the ball.

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 06:18 AM
Well, I would not really be disappointed in case of loss. I hate those two tournaments of Indian wells and Miami : awefull conditions to play tennis (very windie), it's way too long (two weeks for a tounament of best of three matches, what the hell ! ) and it's just before the clay season which I like much, much more.

You are right, Turquoise, about the weather conditions. Though tonight, it's more jo underarchiving than anything else. He just missed an easy forehand for instance. He makes an unbeleivable amount of errors tonight.

MacArthur
03-17-2009, 06:22 AM
But it happens. We had no shitty matches since the AO, maybe even since his match against Richard at Brisbane. So it was bound to happen at some time and he could take some time to rest.

He still has a chance though if he can low those UE's.