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Richie will be back! WOoooooooohhHHOOooooo!!!!!

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lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:36 PM
bet365 has a stream but it's not worth watching it's terrible
It's worse than terrible :sad:

Argetelia
04-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Hello!:wavey:

I am new here and i am a big fan of Richie.:)
Please excuse me for my bad english, because i am just 15 years old an i am from Hungary.
And i wrote here because i watch the match on the bet365.com and the quality is very good here.;)

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 07:38 PM
I have a bad feeling about this match.

Richard better keep focused in, or he Gulbis finds his game and Richard is in big trouble.

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 07:38 PM
Gulbis doing all to help Richard, he just does not take the opportunities, Match level is outright poor again

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Hello!:wavey:

I am new here and i am a big fan of Richie.:)
Please excuse me for my bad english, because i am just 15 years old an i am from Hungary.
And i wrote here because i watch the match on the bet365.com and the quality is very good here.;)
:wavey: Welcome aboard!

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Hey don't come here with negatives lol

We are trying to be positive even though he looks like he is about to die :sad:

Dini
04-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Hello!:wavey:

I am new here and i am a big fan of Richie.:)
Please excuse me for my bad english, because i am just 15 years old an i am from Hungary.
And i wrote here because i watch the match on the bet365.com and the quality is very good here.;)

Welcome :hug::hug:

You're English is very good, don't worry ;) Thanks for that- will check it out now :D

Schu
04-29-2009, 07:40 PM
Gulbis is just hitting hte #$%& out of his shots now and if they go in - forget it. speaking of go in - Richie what happened to your 1st serve?

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:41 PM
Richard held every single service game in his previous match, but in this match... :mad:

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:43 PM
Richard 1-4 :mad:

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 07:44 PM
THis is another Querrey match in the making. Richard wants none of it.

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 07:44 PM
SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT!!! :mad:

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 07:44 PM
Ernie's not bad on clay, didn't he get to the QF of RG?

No excuses, Gulbis is not great today, it is just that Richard seemed to have lost focus completely, and movement too and it is getting from bad to worse :o

Schu
04-29-2009, 07:45 PM
WTH Richie!! His serve has disappeared and so has his brain.

~*BGT*~
04-29-2009, 07:48 PM
WTH Richie!! His serve has disappeared and so has his brain.

He's serving the same percentage as in the first set. :o

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Going to the 3rd set...

PinkFeatherBoa
04-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Earth (clay) to Richie, are you in there? :rolleyes:

:awww: Please play like yourself in the 3rd.

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 07:49 PM
WHAT IS THIS CRAP!?!!

It should be 6-1 Richard game set match.....

ugh

Argetelia
04-29-2009, 07:49 PM
1-6?! What happened to Richie?He made many unforced errors:S

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 07:50 PM
THis is another Querrey match in the making. Richard wants none of it.
oh no, this set was worse than the Querrey-match. And Querrey served and played much better than Gulbis. Physio for Ri.

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 07:50 PM
Two completely different Richard's today

Gasquetno.1
04-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Dont know if this has already been mentioned or not, but has anyone else noticed hes changed his raquet?

Schu
04-29-2009, 07:51 PM
I can't even believe this! Where did his head go? Talk about giving away a set...

Gasquetno.1
04-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Treatment on his arm!!!!

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Physio massaging his upper right arm.

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Richie :sobbing:

Argetelia
04-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Oh, his elbow hurts:( Maybe this is why he was so bad in the 2nd set

~*BGT*~
04-29-2009, 07:53 PM
Rain? Thank god. What happened to the "Match Suspended: Rain"?

0-30.. Come on!

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 07:53 PM
richie:sad: Alright, time to step it up for the 3rd set. C'mon! Btw, does anyone have a stream besides bet365?

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 07:53 PM
Omg does he look ok??

reggie1
04-29-2009, 07:55 PM
A big welcome Argetelia :wavey: Your English is great ;)No excuses, Gulbis is not great today, it is just that Richard seemed to have lost focus completely, and movement too and it is getting from bad to worse :oMargareta, do you think maybe this is one of those times where he's not that bothered? (I hope not!) it looks really cold there and there is no crowd or atmosphere, I'm not excusing him but we all know what he can be like and how his mind wanders or at least it seems to.

I'm not watching anymore as football is back on so he might step it up!

Schu
04-29-2009, 07:57 PM
Treatment on his arm!!!!

Well maybe he should get some treatment on his brain too - Damn if his arm is hurting that much after 4 sets (2 REALLY easy) on the first day he plays, he better hang it up. Maybe its just a strategic TIme out like Novak :D

Gasquetno.1
04-29-2009, 07:58 PM
did you see that backhand flick up the line :eek: amazing

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:00 PM
5 bps not used, however Gulbis served well on some.

~*BGT*~
04-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Crap! I have to leave for class. :mad: I better see a win when I get out. :armed:

Schu
04-29-2009, 08:02 PM
CRAP - how many BPs did he have in that game starting with 0-40 and he can't do it. I'm going back to work,as I've already spent waaay too long watching and I don't want to see what I'm afraid is gonna happen. COMe ONNNNNN Richie!!

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:02 PM
A big welcome Argetelia :wavey: Your English is great ;)Margareta, do you think maybe this is one of those times where he's not that bothered?

He certainly put som effort into the first game, before it was bad, but I feel somehow, it is getting better again.

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Love hold....something good finally

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 08:04 PM
5 bps not used, however Gulbis served well on some.

Still don't see a comparison with Querrey match? Gulbis will keep serving lights out for the rest of this set. His worst is far behind him.

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 08:05 PM
c'mon richie!!! Btw, guys, sorry for asking again, but any stream?

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:07 PM
ok I am minging I have just run sweating from the gym to watch this Richie had better step it up

reggie1
04-29-2009, 08:07 PM
I don't think there any Icedevil. Only Betfair but it's not great apparently.

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:08 PM
some nice backhands there he looks bothered

Jozie
04-29-2009, 08:08 PM
C'mon Richie. Pleeeeeeeeeez, just for your fans.
Another love game... yes please!

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:08 PM
Gulbis will keep serving lights out for the rest of this set. His worst is far behind him.
Richard's too. :p

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:09 PM
The bet365 stream sucks!! BIG TIME!!

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 08:15 PM
I don't think there any Icedevil. Only Betfair but it's not great apparently.

that sucks, but thanks.

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:17 PM
Allez Richie

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:21 PM
now consolidate the break please!!!

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Now, hold the break!

Gasquetno.1
04-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Break :d:d:d

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:22 PM
HE BREAKS!!!!!

finally

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Richard gets lucky and breaks. Gulbis kept hitting lines on a lot more difficult shots on breakpoints before but this time nets easy volley.

Richard is seriously coughing a lot. In most of his matches. I wonder what is the deal with that.

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:24 PM
he is coughing again grr

Schu
04-29-2009, 08:27 PM
I couldn't stay away - now just hold your damn serve twice and you can go take care of that cough. (COuld be allergies - I've been coughing like that for about a week cuz my allergies are going nuts).

He does look more into the match now... OOOPS a wild backhand from Richie to take it to deuce.

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:27 PM
Richard is seriously coughing a lot. In most of his matches. I wonder what is the deal with that.

He is a chain smoker, didn't you know that? :rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:27 PM
shit ok saved a break point

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Game point!!

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 08:30 PM
He is a chain smoker, didn't you know that? :rolleyes:

I don't believe that. But seriously, he is coughing often don't you think?

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:30 PM
I couldn't stay away - now just hold your damn serve twice and you can go take care of that cough. (COuld be allergies - I've been coughing like that for about a week cuz my allergies are going nuts).

He does look more into the match now... OOOPS a wild backhand from Richie to take it to deuce.

he is coughing like I was on the treadmill earlier. My hayfever is going nuts

Schu
04-29-2009, 08:31 PM
Good job defending off some monster forehands from Gulbis and then next point a missed drop shot attempt by Ernie and Richie holds!! now BREAK and get out of there!

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:31 PM
he holds!!

i'm dying over here

Jozie
04-29-2009, 08:32 PM
I don't believe that. But seriously, he is coughing often don't you think?

Yes, noticed it in Indian Wells as well. Just cannot believe he smokes though.

Schu
04-29-2009, 08:33 PM
Time for 4 aces...

First one a good serve

Jozie
04-29-2009, 08:33 PM
I just have to say. This is pure TORTURE!!!!
Thanks for all your updates. Really wish I was watching. :(

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:34 PM
I don't believe that. But seriously, he is coughing often don't you think?
Yep. I know, I even noticed that when I saw him live. But a lot of travelling and a naturual proneness to colds might be the reason. MAybe he is also allergic.

Renaud
04-29-2009, 08:35 PM
He is a chain smoker, didn't you know that? :rolleyes:
Where does that "info" come from ? :confused:

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:36 PM
woot and judging by his reaction Richie actually wanted to win hooray

Dini
04-29-2009, 08:36 PM
:woohoo:

lamnathalie
04-29-2009, 08:37 PM
:banana: :rocker:

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:37 PM
OMG HE did it!!!

but-it's-ok
04-29-2009, 08:37 PM
Congratulations to Richard,what guts he has:worship: Enjoy the win guys:hug::hug:

Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 08:38 PM
He wins... :)

Phew. It was hard to watch at times. Especially that second set.

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Oh Di thanks, Sorry about Ernie :hug: :hug: :awww:

murray_2k8
04-29-2009, 08:38 PM
:woohoo: Murray and Gasquet are my two faves, so this double victory makes up for the really dissapointing loss earlier :(

Now for revenge on Verdasco :unsure: Hes gonna need a good nights rest :p

Herdwick
04-29-2009, 08:39 PM
Double event today :banana: :woohoo:

:hug: :hug: all round!

Schu
04-29-2009, 08:40 PM
AND and Ace to end it!!! It wasn't PRETTY but IT's ANOTHER WIN and that's always pretty - Never easy with RIchie - where the hell does his mind go?

did you see Peyre after he missed an FH on the first match point?

Rest up for tomorrow - no more "training" tonight RIchie

Gretchen.
04-29-2009, 08:41 PM
AND and Ace to end it!!! It wasn't PRETTY but IT's ANOTHER WIN and that's always pretty - Never easy with RIchie - where the hell does his mind go?

did you see Peyre after he missed an FH on the first match point?

Rest up for tomorrow - no more "training" tonight RIchie

Why what did Peyre do???

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 08:41 PM
Especially that second set.

I agree, even I was :mad:, and that does not happen often, but with hindsight I think he tanked, took that physio break and he was a different player again. I am still sorry, that I could not see the Tsonga-match though, even Richard's detractors said that he played well.

Bashak
04-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Kudos Richie! :clap2:
I'm happy to see he won the second match of the day after beating Jo, if he'd lost I would be a bit worried about Jo's form.
Very entertaining match, Richie had many break points, good thing he converted them. The red lacoste must have brought him luck!

reggie1
04-29-2009, 08:46 PM
Oh I'm so glad he won, he played miles better whenvever I stopped watching or following that scoreboard!
I noticed him coughing a lot today against Jo, has that ever been bought up in PC or interviews of late, like when the press ask a player if they were feeling comfortable out there etc.. If he does have allergies I hope his team are taking care of them as that will seriously affect his breathing and fitness. I think we should take over as his new team!:devil:

Jozie
04-29-2009, 08:47 PM
He aced at the end again? He does this often lately.
Good sign that he actually wanted the win.
It is really difficult watching a scoreboard, but thanks to all of you Gasquetaires for all the updates :worship:

Good luck and rest well Richard. :yeah:

reggie1
04-29-2009, 08:47 PM
Hi Bashak, nice to see you here and thanks for being so gracious :wavey: :hug:

tufani
04-29-2009, 08:48 PM
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Vlad1980
04-29-2009, 08:50 PM
This is first time Richard has made it to Round of 16 in Rome. :)

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 08:52 PM
he plays Verdasco?

I'm most heartened that he genuinely looked pleased to win and looked bothered.

*julie*
04-29-2009, 08:53 PM
Congrats Richard... I didn't expect him to win those matches especially after his poor results in Barcelona.
Good luck next round!

Puschkin
04-29-2009, 09:00 PM
Congrats Richard... I didn't expect him to win those matches especially after his poor results in Barcelona.

I know you are a faint-heart :p, great to see you back here. :wavey:

Bashak
04-29-2009, 09:02 PM
Hello reggie, I like a lot of players, especially french ones :p I hope he plays well against Verdasco. I think he has a chance to win, I watched Verdasco/Gonzo of Barcelona and I was not impressed.
By the way, are you guys kidding about the smoking business? There is no way he smokes, he's a professional athlete! I mean he would have to be a complete idiot to smoke. Not to mention his coach and probably everyone on his team would kick him.

Hi Bashak, nice to see you here and thanks for being so gracious :wavey: :hug:

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 09:10 PM
Hello reggie, I like a lot of players, especially french ones :p I hope he plays well against Verdasco. I think he has a chance to win, I watched Verdasco/Gonzo of Barcelona and I was not impressed.
By the way, are you guys kidding about the smoking business? There is no way he smokes, he's a professional athlete! I mean he would have to be a complete idiot to smoke. Not to mention his coach and probably everyone on his team would kick him.

I've heard it a few times I hope it isn't true. his cough sounds like my asthmatic cough to me. mine is allergies not smoking.

Tommy fan
04-29-2009, 09:19 PM
Wohaa what a dodgy match.. I'm really glad he managed to pull it of in the end.
Get some nice sleep now ;)
Now Verdasco again...Allez Richie, just play well, good luck!

~*BGT*~
04-29-2009, 09:20 PM
Crap! I have to leave for class. :mad: I better see a win when I get out. :armed:

I see he got the message ;)

Yes, noticed it in Indian Wells as well. Just cannot believe he smokes though.

On my other board, someone noticed him hacking up a storm in his match against Junquiera. :scared:

PinkFeatherBoa
04-29-2009, 09:21 PM
I don't believe Richie smokes either, it is most probably an allergy cough (I often get them myself). They can be quite irritable and 'out of the blue', often they just happen.

So pleased he managed to grit out the win, good to get the average tennis out of the way early in the tournament. Tomorrow he can get back to the better stuff against Nando. Bravo Rich, good handling of a busy tennis day.

tennis lover
04-29-2009, 09:25 PM
I can't believe he won 2 matches in one day! :banana: Good effort :yeah: Verdasco again tomorrow...let's hope the match goes slightly better than their last meeting! :sobbing:

Jozie
04-29-2009, 09:34 PM
On my other board, someone noticed him hacking up a storm in his match against Junquiera. :scared:[/QUOTE]

Yes, Dani you know it was at the Australian Open that I first noticed (the cough) it was against Junquiera. You are so right.

Goodness, I hope it is not too serious. Well, through to the third round, so cough or no cough, hope he steps it up against Nando. :)

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 09:34 PM
when is it on. He looked knackered after beating Ernie. His match fitness still looks like it needs quite a bit of work imo.

~*BGT*~
04-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Last match on campo 1.

amandita
04-29-2009, 09:41 PM
I would be happy if, at least, richard played against verdasco as he did against tsonga today. Nadal, Ferrer, Verdasco hit ball strongly.And the matches richard played against these opponents this year were really frustrating. but i'm thinking positive and hope he wins.:)

ellen_
04-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Congrats :hug: It wasn't a beautiful match, but he kept it well together after that 2nd set. Good luck against Nando, Richie.

Cloudygirl
04-29-2009, 09:52 PM
good at least he gets some rest time. And if it is last match I might get to watch some.

Davodus
04-29-2009, 10:36 PM
:woohoo:
glad i woke up to another win :D

Schu
04-29-2009, 11:08 PM
when is it on. He looked knackered after beating Ernie. His match fitness still looks like it needs quite a bit of work imo.

I didn't think he looked that tired, mentally knackered perhaps and totaly pissed at the second set but physically not bad. Although I still wonder why he can't even come close to getting some of those drop shots - it's like he doesn't even react. Sometimes I swear I can see it coming and could have gotten to some he lets go.

Tomorrow he has nothing to loose "fur shure" so let it rip RIchie and stop drifting back behind the baseline (which is beginning to worry me)... think grass, Richie.

Stephie Cesc
04-30-2009, 07:17 AM
Richie :yeah: He won two matches in one day! Good Luck ;)

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 11:46 AM
Tomorrow he has nothing to loose "fur shure" so let it rip RIchie and stop drifting back behind the baseline (which is beginning to worry me)... think grass, Richie.

think the same especially when he hit with the backhand a little bit short, I can see verdasco punish him very strongly on that side with his big forehand.
But to his credit in the match against gulbis,he was far behind but tried to come back more near the baseline to hit it deep.
2 matchs played,2 wins in one day, that's positive especially after his awful loss at barcelona.
Now he has to play a more "inspired" tennis against verdasco.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 12:17 PM
I believe to have noticed yesterday that he took more time between serves, particularly in that last service game when he served it out. Did anyone make the same observation?

Davodus
04-30-2009, 12:54 PM
I believe to have noticed yesterday that he took more time between serves, particularly in that last service game when he served it out. Did anyone make the same observation?

i didn't watch, but if he did, then i think that's a good sign

shows he is thinking clearly, and taking his time to focus on his game (hopefully) :yeah:

orangehat
04-30-2009, 02:12 PM
hi guys. hope richie will have a good match later.

Meanwhile, once again wawa is losing to someone in my top 3 hated list. :o

Davodus
04-30-2009, 02:34 PM
hi guys. hope richie will have a good match later.

Meanwhile, once again wawa is losing to someone in my top 3 hated list. :o

i know, he is having a rough day it seems

poor guy, not as bad as robredo's day though :tape:

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 02:46 PM
I believe to have noticed yesterday that he took more time between serves, particularly in that last service game when he served it out. Did anyone make the same observation?

yes you're right,I noticed that too and also that despite he didnt manage to break in the third despite all the occasions he had in the first game,on gulbis serve he had a good body language,trying to keep being "present" physicaly,jumping after a point he got.
yes there was some "sign" yesterday

orangehat
04-30-2009, 03:16 PM
wawa :o. i turned off the stream at 2-4 and came back to find it at 5-5 :lol: then he won the tiebreak after being down a minibreak 3 times. :o, and the winning point on the tb was :eek:. I think stan wants me to have a heart attack or something =.=

orangehat
04-30-2009, 03:18 PM
i hope richie has picked his game up a bit, and his shoulder too!

Masha91
04-30-2009, 04:19 PM
My favourites have been getting through thus far, I hope Gillou and Richie can continue this trend! ALLEZ!!!

SUKTUEN
04-30-2009, 04:37 PM
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Richard!!

reggie1
04-30-2009, 05:36 PM
Best of luck Richard and Pushkin, I didn't get to watch for long enough last night to notice about his serve.

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Hi everyone:wavey::hug:

Ritchie is up against another one of my faves:lol: Provided Richard is physically good today,I think its gonna be close to call. Good luck Ritchie.

lamnathalie
04-30-2009, 05:47 PM
Allez Richard, just try your best!

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 05:52 PM
I wonder if my commentators actually watch tennis

orangehat
04-30-2009, 05:54 PM
1st objective is just to have a more respectable scoreline than that in IW

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 05:55 PM
I wonder if my commentators actually watch tennis
probably not. :p

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:01 PM
Nice,sharp start from Ritchie,good to see.

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:01 PM
allez! decent start.

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:01 PM
probably not. :p


they've just said Richie hits his forehand really well usually. Erm I wish.

They also said his favourite surface is clay. I would imagine it's grass

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Allez Richard.

Schu
04-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Well if every point is like that first one, Richie won't last 3 games. Good opening game - he held and won it on a forehand winner. Good luck Richie, I actually have to do some work in my office right now so will just be peeking at it when I can, unless I work REALLY fast.

Cheer him on guys...

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:03 PM
they've just said Richie hits his forehand really well usually. Erm I wish.

They also said his favourite surface is clay. I would imagine it's grass

mine just said verdasco is ranked 5th in the world.

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:04 PM
they've just said Richie hits his forehand really well usually. Erm I wish.

They also said his favourite surface is clay. I would imagine it's grass

They just don't watch him as often as we do. :p

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:05 PM
Verdasco's BH seems to have improved leaps and bounds since i last saw him.

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Oh wow, what a backhand... :yeah: Richie's I mean.

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Wow,that backhand winner was scintillating!!

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Forehand Richie love it

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Good aggressive start so far.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 06:09 PM
Great game for 2-1!

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:13 PM
a bit average on the return games so far :scared:

Renaud
04-30-2009, 06:13 PM
Ok it's just the beginnin, but last time i saw Richard playing so well on clay was first half of his match against Ferrero in MC two years ago i think. His forehand is quite flat and effective. I hope his physic and his brain will stay ok.
Unfortunately i have guests at home so i won't be able to follow the match ...

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:17 PM
backhand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Sublime backhand winner again!

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:17 PM
wow. that backhand!

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Loving that backhand.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 06:18 PM
I second you all.

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Ritchie is playing so fluently as he does at his very best. That backhand is incredibly hot right now.

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:19 PM
Now he's fiddling with his right elbow again :(

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:19 PM
second day in a row I can watch a Richie match! (well at least some of it!) :dance: Allez! :bounce:

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:20 PM
Now he's fiddling with his right elbow again :(

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:20 PM
:lol: at the simultaneous BH reactions. It really was a beauty.

Gilles lost so fast I nearly missed the start of the match. Nice aggressive start so far, keep it up RiRi.

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Please break...

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:22 PM
1st bps ... but the lefty serve to come

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:22 PM
A rare mishit on the backhand,sadly on breakpoint.

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:24 PM
grrr Richie he is keeping up the pressure though and his forehand is on today

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:24 PM
better on the return games now, but hold serve!

Davodus
04-30-2009, 06:26 PM
allez! im awake to watch now :lol:

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:27 PM
my stream is horrible! does anyone have a good one?

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:28 PM
30-0 to break point! :mad: keep it together richie!

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:29 PM
This is a beautiful match to watch:worship: Ritchie is bp down now. Wow brilliant forehand:rocker:

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:30 PM
Richie is good at the net tonight.

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:30 PM
Good hold after saving BP.

simplet
04-30-2009, 06:30 PM
My god he can really play tennis when he feels like it

Jozie
04-30-2009, 06:30 PM
my stream is horrible! does anyone have a good one?

I'm going to be looking for a stream shortly, because I am sure the Nadal match is going to be televised anytime soon.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Richie is good at the net tonight.

yes he's doing good tonight,time for him to break the spaniard now

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Terrific response to the crisis there by Ritchie,hitting his way out of trouble so positively.

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:35 PM
That hold from Nando was pretty strong.

Allez Richie...really going to have to maintain this level.

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:36 PM
the forehand from richie looks pretty good today!

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:37 PM
Getting pinned back again, needs to step it up.

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:37 PM
:unsure:

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:37 PM
uh oh. bp again... :scared:

Davodus
04-30-2009, 06:37 PM
good serve

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
ooh, that BH was wild. :(

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
god that was a bad miss and break grrrrr

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
bad game :o

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
what a jerk, this Verdasco, interrupting the service motion.

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Argh, knew it was going too well.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 06:40 PM
what a jerk, this Verdasco, interrupting the service motion.

yes I cursed him at home :mad:

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:41 PM
Such a pity,out of keeping with the rest of the match:awww:

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:41 PM
Damn it, he misses an easy backhand to get broken :(

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:41 PM
what a jerk, this Verdasco, interrupting the service motion.

Yeah, that was bad form.

Break straight back Richie!!

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:42 PM
0-30 Allez, let's break back.

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:42 PM
come on Richie, BREAK!

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:43 PM
0-30, after 2 horrible errors though.

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:43 PM
2 more bps! allez!

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:44 PM
wooooooo 2 BPs :bounce: take one take one take one!

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:44 PM
1 bp left and the lefty serve :scared:

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:45 PM
deuce :mad:

Schu
04-30-2009, 06:46 PM
I'm back...4-4 is usually about the time he'll crumble - GRRRRR!

PLus side - dare i say (FH looking not bad); Negative side - He's in outer space - MOVE UP. Like that volley for double break. CRAP back to the wall again - does he not see that everytime he gets stuck hitting on top of the ball boys he looses the point! And why is he moving back on second serves again????

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:46 PM
From sublime,to ridiculous,to comedy in this game:lol:

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:46 PM
0/4 from bps now ...

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 06:48 PM
va chh******* verdasco

Schu
04-30-2009, 06:48 PM
YEAH!! reverse call Is NANDO trying to say he would have hit that ball In!! LOVE The crowd!

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:48 PM
oooh handbags bad call though

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:48 PM
Great point to break back!!

Game on. :)

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:48 PM
:woohoo:

simplet
04-30-2009, 06:49 PM
what a stud richie. Two screaming forehands!

JBdV
04-30-2009, 06:49 PM
Finally breaks back. Hold now!

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:49 PM
finally the break! after a controversial BP :o but who cares? :lol:

Schu
04-30-2009, 06:49 PM
BREAK!!! I do believe the crowd is with RIchie now!

NOw HOLD!! and stop drifting back!!!

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 06:50 PM
Ritchie was helped by Fernando's feelings there.

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:52 PM
40-15 to deuce :o. Come on richie!

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:53 PM
I can't believe he just did that.

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 06:53 PM
:o one step forward, two steps back...

orangehat
04-30-2009, 06:53 PM
40-15 to broken :mad: what are you doing richie!

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:54 PM
DF to get broken. :o

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 06:54 PM
his serve is down

Schu
04-30-2009, 06:54 PM
NOw THAT was a bad game - Nando isn't going to give you a second chance like his last serve game... GRRRRR!!!!

simplet
04-30-2009, 06:55 PM
looks like he's hurting somewhere again...

Vlad1980
04-30-2009, 06:55 PM
Richard's arm is clearly bothering him. That last game, he was barely getting serves in.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 06:55 PM
his serve is down

obviously he has pain when serving: no speed and no placement.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 06:56 PM
he's too far behind and no tonus at all

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 06:58 PM
I hope his arm is OK...without a serve in this match, he'll be cannon fodder as proved there.

Davodus
04-30-2009, 06:58 PM
:fiery:

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 06:59 PM
obviously he has pain when serving: no speed and no placement.


He was grimacing when hitting a backhand earlier grrr.

simplet
04-30-2009, 06:59 PM
I don't like how he feels he has to show everyone and his coach in particular how bad he's hurting between each point. Bite the bullet, richie, we don't want to hear bout your problems before the match is over.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:01 PM
he's late and looks very tired now

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 07:01 PM
he HAS to hold here. :unsure:

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:01 PM
he looks done

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:03 PM
the commentator annoys me Very much:mad::mad:

Schu
04-30-2009, 07:03 PM
Richard's arm is clearly bothering him. That last game, he was barely getting serves in.

I noticed him rubbing it after about the second game.

He just needs a new body if that's his problem but you know RIchie if ya didn't have to hit it with all your might cuz you are 5 miles behind the baseline someimes ya might not stress out your arm so bad.

COme on RIchie just stay somewhere near the baseline and let it rip...

Well already better than IW.

Don't start in a hole - Crap! It's au revior now. :sad:

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:03 PM
what is he saying to his team

JBdV
04-30-2009, 07:04 PM
Ah well, it was good for the first few games anyway.

Aurelien
04-30-2009, 07:04 PM
he looks done

He is done

simplet
04-30-2009, 07:04 PM
And that's all, Folks! Sadly this match seems over, I'm going to work. Still, good luck to you, Richie.

edit : eh looks like Verdasco has decided he wanted to stay on court a little longer. I don't think that'll be enough, but we'll see

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:05 PM
yes he looks to have some pain in his arm,he was massing it

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 07:05 PM
His FH is so good tonight at times.

This recurring problem with his arm just sucks so much

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:06 PM
that was a bad leave it was in

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 07:06 PM
Ah well, it was good for the first few games anyway.

Already then the serve had nothing on it which is a pity as the rest was very good in the first set or large parts thereof and verdasco is takeable today.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:08 PM
he's still alive

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:08 PM
Break back

Aurelien
04-30-2009, 07:10 PM
he's still alive

Yes this is nothing but a miracle

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 07:11 PM
Take an injury break, it worked wonders yesterday.

Davodus
04-30-2009, 07:11 PM
broken again :sad:

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:12 PM
His serve sucks :(

simplet
04-30-2009, 07:12 PM
speaking of miracles, what was that lob from Verdasco? I wonder if he really plans all those shots on the lines?

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:12 PM
Yes this is nothing but a miracle

thanks to jesusesco

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 07:13 PM
This is like two completely different matches,its astonishing what is happening now,I'm just a bit baffled:lol:

Vlad1980
04-30-2009, 07:13 PM
This is really unfortunate because in his first two matches and today in first set, he played some of his better clay court tennis in a while. He just can't seem to string few tournaments without getting injured.. :sad:

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 07:13 PM
how many breaks do they want to have?! :o

Schu
04-30-2009, 07:13 PM
Hate to see him hurting cuz he was playing pretty well. Can he just get a new arm/elbow/shoulder, this is really a shame.

Verdasco could be beaten today.

lisaplenske
04-30-2009, 07:15 PM
Hate to see him hurting cuz he was playing pretty well. Can he just get a new arm/elbow/shoulder, this is really a shame.

Verdasco could be beaten today.

yes he needs to buy a body

tennis lover
04-30-2009, 07:15 PM
I'm off to have dinner...hopefully the match won't be over by the time I get back.

PinkFeatherBoa
04-30-2009, 07:18 PM
I don't think Nando is in a hurry to win this match, which is more annoying because he looks so beatable.
Break back please :bounce:

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 07:21 PM
With a reliable serve he would win today, the rest was good for large parts of the first set and even now not everything is collapsing.

Vlad1980
04-30-2009, 07:21 PM
I don't think Nando is in a hurry to win this match, which is more annoying because he looks so beatable.
Break back please :bounce:

I think that is the reason Richard is still playing. He still thinks he has a chance even though he is serving at 135 kmh

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:23 PM
his backhand is suffering now too. no pace on it.

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:23 PM
but that one wasn't ...

Davodus
04-30-2009, 07:26 PM
With a reliable serve he would win today, the rest was good for large parts of the first set and even now not everything is collapsing.

i know, it is so frustrating, he is getting quite unlucky with injury
it would have been great if he had his serve :(

Schu
04-30-2009, 07:28 PM
Richie almost looks like he's saying "Nando I'm trying to give you the set but you won't take it." He's just walking around the court really half ass. why didn't he take an injury time out after the first set?

Damn he really could beat Nando today if he could serve decent.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 07:30 PM
I think that is the reason Richard is still playing. He still thinks he has a chance even though he is serving at 135 kmh
I am not convinced. He is so up and down, working hard in some exchanges and not moving in the next.

Am I dreaming or is the serve getting better?

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:30 PM
he didn't make much of an attempt to break to be honest. The shoulder feels shit I bet he will be happy to make a decent showing.

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:34 PM
I am not convinced. He is so up and down, working hard in some exchanges and not moving in the next.

Am I dreaming or is the serve getting better?

no pace on it but the placement is getting better

but-it's-ok
04-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Credit to Ritchie for battling so well through his discomfort. I just hope he's not going to make his shoulder hurt so severely that he has to take another break from tennis:awww:

Schu
04-30-2009, 07:36 PM
This is some UGLY stuff right now. the crowd, what there is of it is really trying to get him going. ANd I got no ide what's wrong with Nando.

Puschkin
04-30-2009, 07:37 PM
no pace on it but the placement is getting better
that would have been enough earlier on.

Cloudygirl
04-30-2009, 07:38 PM
This is some UGLY stuff right now. the crowd, what there is of it is really trying to get him going. ANd I got no ide what's wrong with Nando.
he just hasn't got any pace on his shots he is hitting them deep but he can't make them heavy.