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Guille.
03-07-2009, 01:10 PM
so will Gilles play against Radek?

Kezzi
03-07-2009, 01:16 PM
I don't see any tennis on those streams :(
On justin.tv they ask me to click a button that I'm over 18, because of adult content... since when is a DC match x-rated? :scratch:

MsTree
03-07-2009, 01:20 PM
They've probably shown porn at some point...
The Serbian one is showing Spain v Serbia just now, and the other one football :confused:
I haven't found a stream for France 2 yet :(

MsTree
03-07-2009, 01:29 PM
http://www.justin.tv/abdel55
Poor quality but at least it works!

Kezzi
03-07-2009, 01:34 PM
I also haven't found a stream for France 2 :(
I did get the stream with my friends ( :lol: ) Stakhovsky/Bubka working, but I can also watch that on the BBC on tv here :p

Thanks for the stream! Poor quality is better than nothing ;)

MsTree
03-07-2009, 01:38 PM
Yeah I've got GBR v UKR on the TV, ESP v SRB on one laptop, CZE v FRA on another laptop and I'll have football on the radio in an hour :lol: It's quite noisy in my living room just now :devil:

garnetti
03-07-2009, 01:41 PM
http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=31845&part=sports
has another stream, as well as the 2 Justin.tv ones :)
Neither atdhe or channelsurfing have it :(


how does this one work, there are so many options?

MsTree
03-07-2009, 01:46 PM
Use http://www.justin.tv/abdel55

Kezzi
03-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Yeah I've got GBR v UKR on the TV, ESP v SRB on one laptop, CZE v FRA on another laptop and I'll have football on the radio in an hour :lol: It's quite noisy in my living room just now :devil:
Impressive :worship:
I have a hard time paying attention to one tv and one laptop :p
Fortunately NL starts later ;)

Eimear O'Mahony
03-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Yup I'm the same as yourself les, France on laptop and Britain on tv and chatting on this at the same time. I'm switching between a million and one things

Kezzi
03-07-2009, 05:27 PM
Well, I'll bring my laptop to my grandmother tomorrow, France needs some serious cheering :eek:
I guess Arno and Micka would've been the better choice for doubles, it was definitely not the same without him :sad:

gwumwen
03-07-2009, 05:36 PM
I guess I will just skip my tennis lesson and sneak back home early to catch the match.
It starts at 1pm rite?

turtle-rn
03-07-2009, 05:57 PM
:o The things that happen when I'm not watching!

At least, they've already scored better than the girls in Fed Cup. >_< kudos to Jo. :worship:
Alleeezz team France! I shall be jabbing pins in voodoo dolls tomorrow! :(

rtgy
03-07-2009, 06:34 PM
Alleeezz team France! I shall be jabbing pins in voodoo dolls tomorrow! :(


:yeah:

xhr75019
03-07-2009, 08:25 PM
I shall be jabbing pins in voodoo dolls tomorrow! :(

:haha: A Steps voodoo doll could be a huge commercial success !

Eimear O'Mahony
03-07-2009, 08:26 PM
The caption on the Voodoo Dolls ... ? 'Sexy Steps : Follow these steps and you could look nothing like me!'

Masha91
03-08-2009, 05:52 AM
Oh snap, I think Stepanek is already cursed enough just look at that face! Oh, I'm so mean.

Allez France!

Truc
03-08-2009, 09:28 AM
An article in L'Equipe with some reactions before today's match:ÇA Y EST, le Français a passé avant-hier son baptême du feu en Coupe Davis. « Et plutôt bien », a trouvé Sébastien Grosjean. Il y a laissé des plumes en début de match face à Berdych, puis s’est calé sans trop de mal sur ce format. À lui maintenant d’enchaîner. « Parce qu’il est plus dans le coup », estime Patrice Dominguez, le DTN. S’il y avait eu vendredi un zeste de réserve, le Fontenaisien doit désormais retrouver sa vraie filière. « Et montrer qu’en tant que top 10, c’est lui le patron », comme l’indique Éric Winogradsky, le coach de Tsonga qui aimerait voir Simon « mieux servir ». « S’il arrive déjà à être moins en retenue que vendredi, ça sera une bonne chose de faite », dit Arnaud Boetsch. La rencontre pourrait alors s’engager sous de bons auspices. Car tout le clan français voit Simon suffisamment armé pour poser en favori face au plus turbulent des Tchèques. « Gilles est un bon contreur, un bon passeur, énumère Cédric Pioline, responsable du haut niveau masculin à la FFT. Y a tout ce qui faut ! » « Au quatrième, cinquième coup dans l’échange, Stepanek est friable, enchaîne Dominguez. Et user, c’est ce qu’aime faire Gilles. Il a donc une belle carte à jouer. Pour moi, il est plus fort. » Pour éviter de s’empêtrer dans les tics et trucs de Radek l’embrouilleur, qui ne manquera pas de jouer aussi avec le public, la clé reposera donc sur la capacité du Français à scotcher l’adversaire au fond. Mais, attention, le lascar est toujours dans le coup. On le croyait liquidé par Tsonga, il a déjà ressuscité à la faveur du double d’hier. Bien sûr, comme le dit Gasquet, « Stepanek a pris dur face à Jo vendredi. » Mais l’excentrique personnage assume les fessées avec élégance. « D’autres que lui auraient été touchés, raconte Wino. Mais on l’a vu en double, il n’est pas du tout atteint… » Grosjean (who is commentating the tie for a French TV channel - not the one on justin.tv) says Gilles' DC debut was rather good. He adjusted to the conditions not too badly after a rough start, now he'll have to carry on. "Because he's the one who really is with it", according to Dominguez (FFT director). He was a tad too reserved on Friday, but he will now have to find to his game. "And to show that he's the boss as a top 10 player", says Wino (Jo's coach). Wino also means Gilles will need to "serve better". Boetsch (the commentator for France TV we hear on justin.tv) says he will have to play with less restraint than on Friday.
The whole French clan seems sure that Gilles has the weapons to beat Radek. Pioline: "He is a good counterplayer, has a great passing-shot... He has everything needed!" Dominguez: "Stepanek is vulnerable on the 4th or 5th shot in the rallies. And Gilles loves to wear out his opponents. I think he has a great chance there. In my opinion Gilles is stronger."
The key for Gilles to avoid the tricks of Radek, who will also try to fire up the crowd, will be to repel him behind the baseline. But caution, Radek is unpredictable. People thought he might be crushed by his heavy defeat against Jo on Friday, but he revived yesterday in doubles. Wino: "Another player could have been affected. But we saw in doubles he isn't at all..."

Not so interesting, they won't say it if they think Radek is the favourite anyway.
If anybody wants me to quote again for additional information Gilles' views on tennis on fast indoors courts against serve&volleyers, just ask!

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 09:40 AM
If anybody wants me to quote again for additional information Gilles' views on tennis on fast indoors courts against serve&volleyers, just ask!

Françoise :( ! C'est pas le moment.

Truc
03-08-2009, 09:54 AM
I'm just stating the truth!
He can beat Steps, but I don't see what is wrong with pointing out before the match that the surface and the opponent make it particularly difficult for him. It's precisely the kind of tennis he doesn't like, he has said it very, very clearly a few times already, so it will be a real challenge for him. It will make it all the greater if he wins this match.

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 10:12 AM
We know, we know, and my comment was some kind of a joke... Time to be positive !

MsTree
03-08-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm very positive :)
Jo will do the business and Step's best weapon will be his awful taste in shirts :lol:
Allez Les Bleus! :)

Keijan
03-08-2009, 10:34 AM
Haha Leslee, it seems Step's shirt was an hommage at Lendl because it was his birthday. Poor Ivan :help:

Jo will definitely do the business (and we need to stop jinxing him :lol:) but he won't have a chance to if Poussin doesn't make it through. But he beat Sexy Steps indoors on a fast surface 1 and 4 at the last Masters, so I don't see why we should worry :rocker2: C'est pas une quiche non plus notre 8e mondial !

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 10:42 AM
That's the spirit ! Attagirl Marion ! :)

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 10:43 AM
I've been talking up Gilles and Jo's chances WAY too much to be healthy. I probably am jinxing them :lol: So all I'm going to say is 'Bonne chance Jo et Gilles'

MsTree
03-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Poor Ivan indeed! I saw the pics posted in the DC thread and it took me right back in time to my youth :devil: But at least Ivan looked as if he was wearing a tennis shirt rather than a pair of old man's socks :devil:

I had it in my head that Jo was up first, I see I was wrong and it's Gillou? I've had real trouble keeping on top of things this weekend :lol:

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 10:46 AM
Say "merde" to them Eimear, that's what we do :)

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 10:46 AM
I was thinking the same way Lesley but apparently the No.1s play the first rubber today followed by the No. 2s. Let's hope we get a good quality live stream

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 10:47 AM
Say "merde" to them Eimear, that's what we do :)

:lol: I'll keep that in mind ;)

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 10:54 AM
I'm very positive :)
Jo will do the business and Step's best weapon will be his awful taste in shirts :lol:
Allez Les Bleus! :)

:rolls: Allez Les Bleus:rocker2:

Turquoise
03-08-2009, 11:39 AM
Hi, I'd just like to interject a little faith in Simon. He's a quality player, and although Stepanek's serve-and-volley style might not normally suit him - remember, Stepanek has played 2 days in a row and he's bound to be tired. I think Simon will do well enough to take the tie to a deciding rubber, I really believe that. All the best of luck to him and the French team.

Truc
03-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Radek looked fresh as a daisy to me, his two matches were short and his game isn't exhausting, I'm not counting on that, unless Gilles manages to take it to a 5th set.
I think Gilles' problem against S&V players on carpet also is that he gets frustrated too early, he often says he doesn't enjoy it a bit to play those players and once he has put something into his head, he's quite stubborn. But this time he can't afford to whine and throw temper tantrums like he did against Mika in Marseille + he will have Forget on the chair to help him to refocus.
Still, it isn't only mental, there is a reason why Gilles hates those match-ups.

(The Shanghai match was a dead rubber for both players, it had absolutely no impact on the qualification for the semi-finals, so it was quite meaningless, but whatever makes you feel better, guys...)

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 12:26 PM
I'm pretty much discounting Shanghai tbh 'cause it means nothing but I still think Gilles has a good chance against Radek. I'm pretty confident he can do it over the best of 5 sets 'cause he'll have more time to get warmed up and into the match. Just my opinion

Truc
03-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Yes, I agree the fact it's best of 5 is good for Gilles.

What a "baptism of fire" in Davis Cup for Poussin!

Guille.
03-08-2009, 12:58 PM
Livestream for Gilles:D?

Turquoise
03-08-2009, 12:59 PM
And perhaps we should give him more credit... he will be fired up to avenge his first Davis Cup match loss. He has that stubborn quality about him and let's hope the stubborness will be channelled into the right direction. If not, Guy Forget will be sure to give him a forceful push (I really like Forget by the way, since he was a player ;) )

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:01 PM
Hmmm, I started the recording a bit too early, I thought they would show the players, I'll have a full collection of interviews of Pioline, Boetsch... on my DVD now.

Le voilà. http://smilies.myioff.net/trippel.gif With his hair all tousled. :hearts:
Never been so excited in my life before a DC match.

krn81
03-08-2009, 01:03 PM
What a "baptism of fire" in Davis Cup for Poussin!

yep, as they just said, it is really rare to begin the davis cup for the 1st time of your career as number 1.

Go go Poussin, blue is your color... :)

krn81
03-08-2009, 01:09 PM
Enorme, cette marseillaise pour encourager Gillou, on voit vraiment un gros esprit d'équipe...

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 01:10 PM
http://www.tv-direct.fr/live_france3.php
the only livestream i hv found at this moment, anyone found a better one?

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 01:12 PM
That's the one I'm using. Its really not great. I was hoping someone might have a better one

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:14 PM
I've only found this one
http://www.freedocast.com/moopie

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 01:14 PM
http://fr.justin.tv/anti_ol

This is better

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 01:15 PM
I hope he wins

Guille.
03-08-2009, 01:15 PM
I found this too:

http://es.justin.tv/anti_ol

is not really great but better than nothing;)

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 01:16 PM
That's the one I'm using. Its really not great. I was hoping someone might have a better one
how abt the justin tv one? http://fr.justin.tv/anti_oldoesn't worked for me though...

wop875
03-08-2009, 01:16 PM
http://www.mixlivetv.com/Tennis-Czech-Republic-France.html

look like the same livestream

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 01:18 PM
another one on justin tv, doesn't look too good either...
http://www.justin.tv/foot_direct

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the streams guys;) I'm watching the moopie one.

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:20 PM
http://www.freedocast.com/moopie def works best for me, At least you can see the ball (as long as they don't hit it too fast :lol: )

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 01:24 PM
he is going to be in trouble here

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Wooooooooo that backhand:hearts:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:26 PM
he is going to be in trouble here

WHEESHTTTT!!! :o

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:28 PM
http://www.justin.tv/foot_direct ;):D:p it's perfect for me :cool:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 01:29 PM
Yes! Well held gilles!

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:29 PM
Good hold Gillou!! :)

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 01:32 PM
Sorry to bring the tone down but Gilles looks very sexy and intense today

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 01:33 PM
Can't get the moppie one working
http://www.justin.tv/srbijatv3
this one seems to be the best one for me, am sticking to this one

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:34 PM
No Cloudygirl that's much better than jinxing him :devil:
He just looks FAB in that shade of blue :inlove:
And I love the "just tumbled out of bed" look :hearts:

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:37 PM
The sexiest volleys on the tour. :rolls:

I wanted a replay of his FH volleys in slow motion. :(

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:37 PM
uffffffff that was close 3-3 :rolleyes:

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:41 PM
The sexiest volleys on the tour. :rolls:




:rolls:..................3-4 :rolleyes:

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:42 PM
I just realized my DVD recorder was on Pause all the time. :sobbing:

They said Nicole isn't there.

That one really was sexy, 4-4. :yeah:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:43 PM
WOW that service game :inlove:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 01:43 PM
Serve and volley from Gilles:drool:

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:44 PM
ok 4-4 so far, so good


ALLEZ GILLOU !!! :rocker2:

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Gilles does look incredibly sexy and 'well up for it' today. He means business

krn81
03-08-2009, 01:45 PM
Time to be strong Gillou...

MsTree
03-08-2009, 01:45 PM
No "excitement" alert yet though :devil:

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Stepanek's mistakes are accumulating, but Gilles has to get a grip on the Czech's serve. Allez!

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
It's funny how Forget doesn't look him at all into the eyes during the changeovers, he talks and talks, but doesn't look at Gilles.

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:49 PM
Another FH volley, personal best!

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 01:50 PM
all the link suddenly no longer works for me:banghead:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 01:53 PM
Allez Gillou,sexy's looking for his volleys:D Gilles is missing so many returns though:awww:

Egalite. Break him Gilles:rocker2:

krn81
03-08-2009, 01:55 PM
gilles did not get yet a bp...

stepanek is doing more faults.
gilles needs to serve really well this one.

go go poussin

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:55 PM
5-6........


ALLEZ GILLOU !!! :rocker2:


ALLEZ LES BLUES !!! :rocker:

Guille.
03-08-2009, 01:58 PM
TB:scared:

Truc
03-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Yep, the returns can definitely improve, but it's usual for him to need one whole set for that.

He's really good at the net by his standards today. Solid overhead.

2 aces. :worship: Let's hope he'll be better than on Friday in the TB now!

rtgy
03-08-2009, 01:59 PM
ok TB
G/R
0-1
0-2
1-2
1-3
2-3 :bounce:
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7

6-7

Truc
03-08-2009, 02:00 PM
What's his TB record this year?

krn81
03-08-2009, 02:03 PM
no good in this dc
:sad::sad:

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:03 PM
I just realized my DVD recorder was on Pause all the time. :sobbing:

They said Nicole isn't there.

That one really was sexy, 4-4. :yeah:
:hug:

Who's Nicole? :scratch:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:04 PM
bloody awful tie break

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 02:04 PM
the link finally works again... and all i saw was an ace from Stephanek... 7-2 TB....

Guille.
03-08-2009, 02:05 PM
Gilles:o

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:06 PM
No "excitement" alert yet though :devil:
:lol:

Now on the livestream: Thierry with glasses and he still looks cute :D

krn81
03-08-2009, 02:06 PM
:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

he is better than friday, but gilles, dont go to the tie break, please....

Truc
03-08-2009, 02:06 PM
:hug:

Who's Nicole? :scratch:Vaidisova.

I looked it up, he had won 3 TB and lost 2 before this tie, so it's not like he's developing a problem with TB.
0-3 in DC so far. :o

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 02:07 PM
I was in the other thread wondering where everybody was... :o

The loss of the 1st set is disapointing but he is so much better than friday ! He is HIMSELF today !

Allez Gilles !

Truc
03-08-2009, 02:08 PM
Tutu said he's playing a good match, but his return is below average, probably because he's trying to be more aggressive today, a bit too much, and it's unusual for him. The rest of his game is OK. He hopes Radek will start getting tired after a while.

Horrible first game. :help:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:08 PM
omg Gilles is doing a Richie in this game (no offense to Richie)

rtgy
03-08-2009, 02:09 PM
Gilles:o


:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

BROKEN...................0-1 :sad::sad::sad:

:armed::mad:

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:10 PM
Vaidisova.

I looked it up, he had won 3 TB and lost 2 before this tie, so it's not like he's developing a problem with TB.
0-3 in DC so far. :o
Why should she be there? I think I've missed something here :p

And already a break :eek: Allez Gillou! :bounce:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:11 PM
:lol: Aw Gilles!
A set down and a break down :hug:
Your favourite position :devil:
Allez les Bleus!

krn81
03-08-2009, 02:12 PM
gilles is in trouble... i dont see how he can come back...
he looks to frustate again himself

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:12 PM
Why should she be there? I think I've missed something here :p

And already a break :eek: Allez Gillou! :bounce:

she is sexys girlfriend

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:12 PM
omg Gilles is doing a Richie in this game (no offense to Richie)

Shouldn't that be no offense to Gilles? :p

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 02:13 PM
omg Gilles is doing a Richie in this game (no offense to Richie)

"Remember what we said, Gilles, a Jo, not a Richie!" :lol:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 02:14 PM
I didn't time my Sunday lunch very well:sad: I missed the TB, the first two games of set 2 and Gilles is a break down:awww: Allez Gillou,I'm back now;)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:16 PM
she is sexys girlfriend
Thanks :p
I don't care about the girlfriends, I only know what I sometimes read here... I still thought he had a different girlfriend or has he been going out with her all the time and I'm mixing the lifes of different players here? :p

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:17 PM
"Remember what we said, Gilles, a Jo, not a Richie!" :lol:I did say just in that game.

Gilles is planning on taking it over 5 sets to make himself the hero of France. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 02:17 PM
Tutu said he's playing a good match, but his return is below average, probably because he's trying to be more aggressive today, a bit too much, and it's unusual for him. The rest of his game is OK.

exactly, forehand is also a little bit too overpowering occasionally, but the rest is good, not only ok. :D Some returns would help a lot, though to threaten Stepanek.

Tutu
03-08-2009, 02:18 PM
Is there a Stream? :o

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:18 PM
At this point I'm always happy it's 5 sets :p
Otherwise it would be too much stress ;)

Allez Gillou! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:19 PM
http://www.freedocast.com/moopie
This one works for me Tutu :)

Elena.
03-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Is there a Stream? :o

I am watching here :sobbing: http://fr.justin.tv/anti_ol

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:20 PM
surface isn't nice for his game is it.

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:20 PM
I did say just in that game.

Gilles is planning on taking it over 5 sets to make himself the hero of France. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
Great story :yeah: I'm sticking with you :p

rtgy
03-08-2009, 02:21 PM
1-3 :sobbing:

2-3

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:22 PM
Another great service game Gillou :worship:
Time to get the return working :)

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 02:22 PM
I did say just in that game.

Gilles is planning on taking it over 5 sets to make himself the hero of France. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

I am with you 100% :)

Guille.
03-08-2009, 02:25 PM
OMG 4-2:o

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:28 PM
Radek's making less mistakes now :eek:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:29 PM
ok he is in big trouble now

rtgy
03-08-2009, 02:30 PM
3-4...........close, very close :rolleyes:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 02:31 PM
Gillou:rocker2: Time to show your class right now;)

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 02:32 PM
I am having a bad feeling about this...prove me wrong, Giles

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:33 PM
ok he is in big trouble now

:rolleyes: You seem to be a glass-half-empty person, be more positive!

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Radek plays so well it's disgusting...

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:39 PM
:rolleyes: You seem to be a glass-half-empty person, be more positive!
I'm a glass-half-full person, Radek still needs to take another set if he wins the second... And I've seen great comebacks, so Gilles can do it too! :bounce:

Guille.
03-08-2009, 02:40 PM
OMG Gilles:rolleyes:

please win at least one set:sad:

Elena.
03-08-2009, 02:41 PM
Match finished .

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Aw Gillou! :hug: that was a cruel netcord :sad:
You've given him enough of a headstart, time to start really playing now ;)

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 02:42 PM
Gilles,things can still happen for you. Go for it Gilles:rocker2:

krn81
03-08-2009, 02:42 PM
2 sets 0 :sad::sad::sad:

it is going bad...
on the break point i thought to the words of richard after the ao, radek is really really lucky :(

Allez gilles:hug::hug:

Jess22
03-08-2009, 02:43 PM
2 sets down :sad: but not over :D

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:44 PM
I'm not at all. I am a realist he hasn't got in to steps serve. if he loses his serve the set is gone. Gilles is a fighter though he could take this in 5

Truc
03-08-2009, 02:44 PM
I didn't find Gilles so unlucky, I know the French commentators kept saying that, but his shots on the BP were predictable and really not perfect either.

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 02:46 PM
I didn't find Gilles so unlucky, I know the French commentators kept saying that, but his shots on the BP were predictable and really not perfect either.

I agre and he is letting steps dictate the points.

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:50 PM
He is letting Radek dictate, maybe he thought he was being overly aggressive in the first set - he's more passive now :(
At least he's got Gael shouting for him though :)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Maybe that's why I'm so positive, I'm not realistic at all when it comes to my fav's :lol: I always believe they can win until the last ball is played, no matter how bad it's going.

MsTree
03-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Me too Kezzi :) And we've been there before with Gillou so we know anything is always possible :)

edit - even if it doesn't actually happen :lol:

krn81
03-08-2009, 02:56 PM
sure, he is not the boss on the court.
Radek has a great serve today and gilles a poor return...
he should be a killer on some points, he is not today.... but it is not over yet, he is playing with our nerves, he can come back :)

Elena.
03-08-2009, 02:56 PM
That doubles couple has been really a bad choice

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 02:59 PM
Me too Kezzi :) And we've been there before with Gillou so we know anything is always possible :)

edit - even if it doesn't actually happen :lol:
So true, sometimes I still cheer when I see a rerun and already saw the score online :tape:

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 03:01 PM
That doubles couple has been really a bad choice
I think Llodra - Clement still would've been the best choice :)
Or a team of youngsters who already played together a few times at least.

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 03:02 PM
break point! Time to break Gilles!

2moretogo
03-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Great, no superb passing shot from Gilles, make that two passing shots for break points.

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Nice passing! :yeah:
And bp :D Allez! :bounce:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:05 PM
Nice lob! :)

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:06 PM
That doubles couple has been really a bad choice

can't pin it just on the doubs

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:06 PM
FFS. Come on man. :rolleyes: He's scared to attack.

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 03:07 PM
Allez Gilles, you deserve it. that lob was :worship:

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:08 PM
AMAZING SHOT. Come on. BREAK.

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:09 PM
That skipping volley thing he created was pretty good too :)

Jess22
03-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Great lob :worship: another bp :)

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:10 PM
2-3 :sobbing:

Elena.
03-08-2009, 03:10 PM
I think Llodra - Clement still would've been the best choice :)
Or a team of youngsters who already played together a few times at least.

Yes.And they have almost 3 players in the top ten ..!

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:11 PM
he did a great lob but could not win...
he has to serve really good on this one... dangerous one...

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Yes.And they have almost 3 players in the top ten ..!

Gael and Gilles are both horrendous at doubs though.

2moretogo
03-08-2009, 03:12 PM
This is why I love Davis Cup... Forget pumping up Gilles... Gael, Jo, and Richard whole heartedly cheering. Come on, GILLES!!!!

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:13 PM
:inlove: that forehand! :inlove:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:15 PM
amazing Gilles then

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Radek will have carpet burns after that one :lol:
What a volley!!!!!

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Sexy is down........3-3 :lol:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Gilles,what a game to come through after the disappointment of all those break point chances:rocker2:

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
what 2 good shots from gilles!!!

2moretogo
03-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Gael and Gilles are both horrendous at doubs though.

So true. I think they will realize this after this DC experience.

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Radek will have carpet burns after that one :lol:
What a volley!!!!!
:lol:

:worship:

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 03:19 PM
The Davis Cup website is undergoing maintenance at this moment :rolleyes:
I was looking at the live scores, because I can't read the stream without glasses :tape:

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Its 4 all Kezzi, easy hold for Gillou :)

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:21 PM
To be fair to the captain its a hard choice. Who do you play and the players haven't helped themselves. If they were serious about DC Richie and Jo should have played some doubs this year. And Gael shouldn't have gone to Acapulco. This isn't a good surface for Gilles but Forget really couldn't not play his french number 1 espec with Gael not being there for practice.

Truc
03-08-2009, 03:23 PM
France 3 is already announcing the programme to follow. :ras:
Win this set and make them pack again their stupid announcement, Gillou.

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 03:24 PM
Is Gilles playing better in these games? I lost the stream again since the start of the 3rd set...

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Gilles is playing very well now but so is Radek :o

Truc
03-08-2009, 03:25 PM
He's returning much better.
He isn't playing badly at all today imo.

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:26 PM
France 3 is already announcing the programme to follow. :ras:
Win this set and make them pack again their stupid announcement, Gillou.

so if there is a dead rubber they aren't even showing it?

Truc
03-08-2009, 03:27 PM
No, France 3 is showing only the live rubbers.
Maybe Sport+ (the pay channel) shows the last match too, I don't know.

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Aw Gilles :hearts: Finally the break! :worship:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:29 PM
No, France 3 is showing only the live rubbers.
Maybe Sport+ (the pay channel) shows the last match too, I don't know.

well thats bloody shit.

Allez Gilles Break!!!!

Guille.
03-08-2009, 03:29 PM
5-4:banana::bounce:

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 03:29 PM
:woohoo: Gilles deserved to break there,he was the stubborn fighter we know and love;):rocker2:

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
yeaahhh gillou is back :worship::worship:

keep going, win this set now....

allez gillou

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Allez. Serve it out.

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

BREAK.....
5-4 :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 03:30 PM
the stream is back just in time for me to see the break:)
allez gilles!

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Shit we celebrated too early :o

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Oh Gilles you idiot.

Richie is biting his nails lol.

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
nooooo :sad::sad::sad:

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:35 PM
arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

5-5 :sobbing:

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:35 PM
:o:o:o:o Go and play challengers or something. :o

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:39 PM
:o:o:o:o Go and play challengers or something. :o


:lol:

5-6 :sobbing:

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:39 PM
:o

Jess22
03-08-2009, 03:41 PM
:sad: Possible tiebreak coming up

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Another tiebreak! Allez Gilles!

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
tie break again :rolleyes::rolleyes:

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I dun dare to watch the TB

Guille.
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
come on Gilles:sobbing:

Truc
03-08-2009, 03:44 PM
The BH volley lets him down, of course.

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:45 PM
FFS. :o:o:o

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:45 PM
tie break should not allow in dc :o:o

Guille.
03-08-2009, 03:45 PM
Bye bye Davis:wavey:

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:45 PM
ok 5-0 = fucked

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:46 PM
Uh oh 6MPS :eek:

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 03:46 PM
I have turned off the live stream already.

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:47 PM
FUCKING JOKE. :o

Truc
03-08-2009, 03:47 PM
What a TB. :help:
The rest wasn't that bad imo, but the TB...

Cloudygirl
03-08-2009, 03:47 PM
so will Jo or Rich play the dead rubber?

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 03:48 PM
Gilles:sad::sad::sad: :awww:

Guille.
03-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Pathethic:o

Gilles:hug:

garnetti
03-08-2009, 03:50 PM
oh dear, how long until the dead rubber ?

MsTree
03-08-2009, 03:51 PM
I thought that he played well for most of that match, and if any luck went his way it was bad. Poor Gillou will be gutted :hug:

Masha91
03-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Oh no Gillou :sad:

rtgy
03-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Gillou........:timebomb:

TB..................0-7 :speakles::speakles::speakles::speakles::speakles: :speakles:



:sobbing::sobbing::sad::sad::bigcry::bigcry:



:mad::mad::mad: :explode:

Tutu
03-08-2009, 03:53 PM
Gilles. :retard: Well done on proving yourself in the Davis cup. :bigclap:

krn81
03-08-2009, 03:57 PM
what a bad TB!!!
:sad::sad: it was so sad at the end with his towels between his teeths!!!
gilles :hug::hug: you will be better next time.
(and i believe what arnaud boestch said, in 1995, France was in the same situation, they had to go to the play off and they won in 1996)

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 03:58 PM
He'll bounce back,these kind of losses will make him stronger. Gilles can only learn from this,the Czechs have way more experience in team competition,Gilles has all of this to gain in the future;) Gilles:hug:

Truc
03-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Gilles. :retard: Well done on proving yourself in the Davis cup. :bigclap:Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.
He didn't play that badly at all. He completely crumbled in the final TB, yes, but I'm not ashamed of his effort today.
If you guys are expecting him to attack and fire winners left, right and center all the time, Gilles Simon is not the right player to support.

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:01 PM
If they play the play offs against NL (and in NL :p), I can go and cheer for them! :bounce:
( I have to find some sort of silver lining here ;))

garnetti
03-08-2009, 04:02 PM
so does this mean France are out of the davis cup entirely or is there some second chance?

simplet
03-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Not to twist the knife, but his stats this week-end have been really dreadful, i hope it won't weight on him in the furure. He won a total of seven points in his 4 Tie-breaks combined, that's just terrible.

so does this mean France are out of the davis cup entirely or is there some second chance?

Nope no second chance. They'll have to go to a play-off to avoid being kicked out of the world group next year. With our luck I guess we'll get Serbia at home, or Switzerland...

Jess22
03-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Gilles :hug: He can only learn from this, he really didn't play badly though although he should of taken that 3rd set when he was serving for it

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Can I just politely ask that no-one uses that smiley on here?;) I know its a heat of the moment thing but I do find it offensive. Its unnecessary. Thanks:)

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 04:06 PM
If they play the play offs against NL (and in NL :p), I can go and cheer for them! :bounce:
As Austria lost too, I had a similar thougt. ;)

However, as far as I know, the losers of the world group don't play each other, they play the winners of the other groups.

krn81
03-08-2009, 04:06 PM
If they play the play offs against NL (and in NL :p), I can go and cheer for them! :bounce:
( I have to find some sort of silver lining here ;))

i do not know how it woeks but i think they will have to play against the winners of the europe group 1 like england for instance.
i would not mind they play against netherlands, it will give me a reason to come back to my favourite country. :)

rtgy
03-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.
He didn't play that badly at all. He completely crumbled in the final TB, yes, but I'm not ashamed of his effort today.

yeah........ me too


If you guys are expecting him to attack and fire winners left, right and center all the time, Gilles Simon is not the right player to support.

:yeah:


Gosh Frannie I'm so proud with you........... :hug: you really touch my heart with this ;)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:08 PM
Can I just politely ask that no-one uses that smiley on here?;) I know its a heat of the moment thing but I do find it offensive. Its unnecessary. Thanks:)
Which one? :)

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 04:09 PM
Mine too Fran:hug: I respect and love Gilles for what he is,not for what I want him to be;)

MsTree
03-08-2009, 04:10 PM
Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.
He didn't play that badly at all. He completely crumbled in the final TB, yes, but I'm not ashamed of his effort today.
If you guys are expecting him to attack and fire winners left, right and center all the time, Gilles Simon is not the right player to support.

Well said! There's been way too much negativity on here today :mad:

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Well said! There's been way too much negativity on here today :mad:

Then don't go to GM, it is just outright stupid and embarassing there. I wonder if some people you wrote crap there have seen a single point of the match. :devil:

Grenouille
03-08-2009, 04:13 PM
He didn't play that bad but on the important points he wasn't really good this weekend. He really started poorly in the 4 tiebreakers he played. I guess he was nervous and tight but he'll learn from this experience. I hope now he won't be trashed in Indian Wells and Miami.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Well said Fran :yeah: I wanted to post something similar but I didn't so I'm glad someone else did. I was proud of Gilles and I hope he can learn from it and go on to better things

PinkFeatherBoa
03-08-2009, 04:14 PM
:hug: for Gillou and his fans.

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 04:14 PM
I don't think it'll affect him in IW and Miami. The one thing I admire about Gilles is his mental toughness so I'm sure he'll put it behind him and it'll motivate him to have a good start to the Masters Serie

ellen_
03-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Ohh, Gilles :awww: He did his best. I really hope it's not gonna get into his head about the 4 TB's. But I'm sure he's mentally strong enough to move on now and prove all the ones who are blaming him for this loss wrong the next tie. Czech Republic is such a strong team in DC, and they have one big asset...Stepanek - who is so mentally strong that it irritated me :p

Now, I just want to send Gilles and the French team a big hug :hug: And hugs to you all too, of course :hug:

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Then don't go to GM, it is just outright stupid and embarassing there. I wonder if some people you wrote crap there have seen a single point of the match. :devil:
this is probably a very stupid question, but what is GM?

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:15 PM
As Austria lost too, I had a similar thougt. ;)

However, as far as I know, the losers of the world group don't play each other, they play the winners of the other groups.
At least some of us should be able to go and cheer for our Gillou ;)

I don't know how it exactly works, but if that's the case, let's hope it's Belgium then ;)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:18 PM
i do not know how it woeks but i think they will have to play against the winners of the europe group 1 like england for instance.
i would not mind they play against netherlands, it will give me a reason to come back to my favourite country. :)
Is NL your favourite country? :p
Mine's France, so if you live there, we could switch ;)

MsTree
03-08-2009, 04:19 PM
You expect crap and negativity on GM Puschkin, and you expect supporters in the player forums. I can understand why folk are frustrated, but it was his first DC, he's got the experience now and he'll learn from it for the future. :)

krn81
03-08-2009, 04:20 PM
I don't think it'll affect him in IW and Miami. The one thing I admire about Gilles is his mental toughness so I'm sure he'll put it behind him and it'll motivate him to have a good start to the Masters Serie

you re right.
One of the strengthness of gilles is his mental. It will not change.
France lost, ok but it is not his fault, it is a team who lost.
Apart this disaster tb, we need to remember the good shots he did, specially this lovely lob...
and a good thing for the future, it seems his serve is back...

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 04:20 PM
Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.
He didn't play that badly at all. He completely crumbled in the final TB, yes, but I'm not ashamed of his effort today.
If you guys are expecting him to attack and fire winners left, right and center all the time, Gilles Simon is not the right player to support.
Great post, thanks Fran.
A hot serve & volleyer is always difficult to beat, especially when Giles is not an offensive type of player. Though I didn't catch much of the match today (and I switched the stream off before the TB, dun dare to watch at all), Giles has played better than I have expected. And credits to Stephanek, he played really well too

rtgy
03-08-2009, 04:21 PM
Then don't go to GM, it is just outright stupid and embarassing there. I wonder if some people you wrote crap there have seen a single point of the match. :devil:


no no Tutu :hug: is a good guy indeed. he's just to much upset after all that happened today, that's all ;)

Eimear O'Mahony
03-08-2009, 04:22 PM
You expect crap and negativity on GM Puschkin, and you expect supporters in the player forums. I can understand why folk are frustrated, but it was his first DC, he's got the experience now and he'll learn from it for the future. :)

Amen to that Les :yeah:

gwumwen
03-08-2009, 04:24 PM
You expect crap and negativity on GM Puschkin, and you expect supporters in the player forums. I can understand why folk are frustrated, but it was his first DC, he's got the experience now and he'll learn from it for the future. :)
think another way, they still have many Davis Cup in the future to play, and they will be a better team next year I am sure:)

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Drum roll Les;) Exactly as I said; He played for his country as the frontman:rocker2: I am sure his next DC experience will be much better. My mantra is this 'You cant use what you don't have'(experience) Its the first of many of these occasions,he can look forward to a long lasting DC career with many challenges and great times ahead.

krn81
03-08-2009, 04:25 PM
Is NL your favourite country? :p
Mine's France, so if you live there, we could switch ;)

I lived 2 and half years there, the best moment of my life and i moved to austria where it is a bit different.
I would not mind to switch. ;)

Puschkin
03-08-2009, 04:27 PM
You expect crap and negativity on GM Puschkin.
It was just a warning, not more. Believe me, I know how cruel GM can be. :wavey:

amdany
03-08-2009, 04:28 PM
big:hug: everyone, and a :hug: to Gillou too

rtgy
03-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Puschkin http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images2007/buttons/lastpost.gif (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8250316#post8250316)
Then don't go to GM, it is just outright stupid and embarassing there. I wonder if some people you wrote crap there have seen a single point of the match. :devil:


no no Tutu :hug: is a good guy indeed. he's just to much upset after all that happened today, that's all ;)



ooops I made a mistake with the quotes...not Puschkin, but Fran's quote:
Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.

but-it's-ok
03-08-2009, 04:30 PM
And to you too Hamdanie:hug::hug: Thanks to Ellen and Jenny(Pink Feather Boa)too:hug::hug::hug:

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Of course the result is bad but today he really was himself, the player I love since the first time I saw him.
Friday was a big disapointment for me, I felt the match was somehow an "occasion manquée" and that Gilles was far from playing well. But today I thought he really did all that he could, considering his present state of confidence which we all know isn't perfect, used his weapons, played his tennis and fought. Obviously he had in front of him not only a wonderful player, but a great Davis Cup fighter, completely transcended by the event. I imagine that, for somebody not involved in it, it must have been a beautiful match to watch. I am not worried about his future in DC. Gilles will pull the lessons and come back stronger from it. Today, despite the defeat, I am proud of him.

krn81
03-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Of course the result is bad but today he really was himself, the player I love since the first time I saw him.
Friday was a big disapointment for me, I felt the match was somehow an "occasion manquée" and that Gilles was far from playing well. But today I thought he really did all that he could, considering his present state of form which we all know isn't perfect, used his weapons, played his tennis and fought. Obviously he had in front of him not only a wonderful player, but a great Davis Cup fighter, completely transcended by the event. I imagine that, for somebody not involved in it, it must have been a beautiful match to watch. I am not worried about his future in DC. Gilles will pull the lessons and come back stronger from it. Today, despite the defeat, I am proud of him.

Xavier, you said everything. This experience will bring them stronger.
(C'Est dans la defaite qu on voit les grands hommes, c'est la bonne expression cette fois?)

MsTree
03-08-2009, 04:37 PM
Nicely put Xavier :)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:39 PM
You expect crap and negativity on GM Puschkin, and you expect supporters in the player forums. I can understand why folk are frustrated, but it was his first DC, he's got the experience now and he'll learn from it for the future. :)
:yeah:
I always go directly to the player forums through my usercp :p

xhr75019
03-08-2009, 04:42 PM
Thank you Karine and Lesley :).

(euh... aucune idée pour le coup... attends je fais une recherche)

Tutu
03-08-2009, 04:44 PM
Hey, keep the "retard" smileys for GM.
He didn't play that badly at all. He completely crumbled in the final TB, yes, but I'm not ashamed of his effort today.
If you guys are expecting him to attack and fire winners left, right and center all the time, Gilles Simon is not the right player to support.

:) Yeah I know, I know. :sad: Its just that he had so many chances and each time, he crumbled mentally. That just defeats the point of Gilles Simon! :lol:

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:44 PM
you re right.
One of the strengthness of gilles is his mental. It will not change.
France lost, ok but it is not his fault, it is a team who lost.
Apart this disaster tb, we need to remember the good shots he did, specially this lovely lob...
and a good thing for the future, it seems his serve is back...
That is so true, it's different in NL :p
Here it's usually "We (=the whole country) won and they (=the national team or even just one of them if a mistake is made) lost" :rolleyes:
I really hate this way of thinking... the players are in the team for a reason, if the people watching think they can do it better, they shouldn't watch the match, they should play it...

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:46 PM
I lived 2 and half years there, the best moment of my life and i moved to austria where it is a bit different.
I would not mind to switch. ;)
Where did you live? :)

Kezzi
03-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Of course the result is bad but today he really was himself, the player I love since the first time I saw him.
Friday was a big disapointment for me, I felt the match was somehow an "occasion manquée" and that Gilles was far from playing well. But today I thought he really did all that he could, considering his present state of form which we all know isn't perfect, used his weapons, played his tennis and fought. Obviously he had in front of him not only a wonderful player, but a great Davis Cup fighter, completely transcended by the event. I imagine that, for somebody not involved in it, it must have been a beautiful match to watch. I am not worried about his future in DC. Gilles will pull the lessons and come back stronger from it. Today, despite the defeat, I am proud of him.
I couldn't agree more :yeah:

Tutu
03-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Its just sad to see him struggling this year, I hope he can overcome all the problems he's been having and start to do himself justice again.