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2009 Grass Season ~ well done Gillou for best grass season yet :D

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MsTree
05-31-2009, 09:40 AM
Can we dare to have a grass season thread? Truc reported that the injury with his knee is not as serious as it looked....

I love the grass season, to start with, Wimbledon fortnight was the only time I ever got to watch tennis when I was young and I completely associate it with Scotland's all too brief summers, being light all night, eating strawberries like they're going out of fashion, drinking ice cold cider in the garden etc etc etc :D

So to get us started, Gillou has committed to the Aegon Championships @ Queens

Tournament Name: AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: LONDON, ENGLAND
Dates: 8–14 JUNE 2009
Prize Money: €750,000
56 DRAW Q32

THE QUEENS CLUB
PALLISER ROAD, WEST KENSINGTON
LONDON W14 9EQ
SURFACE: GRASS
BALL: SLAZENGER WIMBLEDON
PRIZE MONEY: EUROS. PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID BY THE ATP
WEB SITE: http://www.aegonchampionships.com/1/home/default.asp

Qualifying draw: Friday, June 5, 9:00 p.m.
Main draw: Saturday, June 6, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles draw: Saturday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 250
F: 150
SF: 90
QF: 45
R16: 20
R32: 10
R64: 0
Q: +5

Entry deadline: April 27, 2009
Seeding: June 1, 2009

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 1 OUT
2 Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Roddick, Andy USA 6
4 Simon, Gilles FRA 7
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 9
6 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 11 possibly out due to visa issues
7 Cilic, Marin CRO 15
8 Blake, James USA 16
9 Nalbandian, David ARG 18 OUT
10 Safin, Marat RUS 20
11 Gasquet, Richard FRA 23 OUT
12 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 24
13 Fish, Mardy USA 28
14 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 32
15 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 35
16 Ancic, Mario CRO 36 OUT
17 Seppi, Andreas ITA 37
18 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 42
19 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 43
20 Benneteau, Julien FRA 45
21 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 52
22 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 53
23 Querrey, Sam USA 60
24 Schwank, Eduardo ARG 61
25 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 62
26 Ginepri, Robby USA 64
27 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 65
28 Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 66
29 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 67
30 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 68
31 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 70
32 Gil, Frederico POR 71
33 Llodra, Michael FRA 78
34 Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 79
35 Muller, Gilles LUX 80
36 Fognini, Fabio ITA 81
37 Minar, Ivo CZE 82
38 Kendrick, Robert USA 84
39 Koellerer, Daniel AUT 85
40 Capdeville, Paul CHI 87
41 Navarro, Ivan ESP 89
42 Andujar, Pablo ESP 90
43 Korolev, Evgeny RUS 91
44 Reynolds, Bobby USA 93
45 Darcis, Steve BEL 94
46 (SE)
47 (SE)
48 (Q)
49 (Q)
50 (Q)
51 (Q)
52 (WC) Grosjean, Sebastien FRA
53 (WC) Dimitrov, Grigor BUL
54 (WC) Baghdatis, Marcos CYP
55 (WC) Goodall, Josh GBR
56 (WC) Ward, James GBR

Alternates
IN Istomin, Denis UZB 98 IN
IN Martin, Alberto ESP 99 IN
IN Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 100 IN
IN Pavel, Andrei ROU @100 IN
IN Golubev, Andrey KAZ 101 IN
IN 1 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 102 IN
2 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 103 possibly in
3 Kim, Kevin USA 104
4 Canas, Guillermo ARG 106
OUT Greul, Simon GER 108
5 Dancevic, Frank CAN 109
6 Spadea, Vincent USA 110
7 Berrer, Michael GER 111
OUT Crivoi, Victor ROU 112
OUT Isner, John USA 113

Allez Gilles!!!

He's not on the entry list for Eastbourne :(

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/Wimby2008.jpg

nazza
05-31-2009, 10:10 AM
Nice thread Les :clap2:

That stuff about your childhood is very cute :)

Allez Gilles for Queens!

MsTree
05-31-2009, 10:24 AM
:lol: obviously drinking ice cold cider in the garden is from my later childhood years :lol:

Another couple of grassy Gillou pics to whet the appetite (Fran's avi :hearts:)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/gillesgasquetwimbledon2.jpg

From 2007 (love it when he chucks his racket :lol:)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/nott0011.jpg

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/nott0014.jpg

I'll spare you the ones from 2006 :lol:

rtgy
05-31-2009, 12:29 PM
Can we dare to have a grass season thread? Truc reported that the injury with his knee is not as serious as it looked....

:bounce:

I love the grass season, to start with, Wimbledon fortnight was the only time I ever got to watch tennis when I was young and I completely associate it with Scotland's all too brief summers, being light all night, eating strawberries like they're going out of fashion, drinking ice cold cider in the garden...................

................:inlove:

Les :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
:smooch:


He's not on the entry list for Eastbourne :(

:sobbing:



Allez Gilles!!!


A L L E Z G I L L O U :hug::rocker:



:secret:btw, how is grass on french:scratch:

Scotso
05-31-2009, 04:24 PM
herbe?

ALLEZ POUSSIN! :rocker2:

krn81
05-31-2009, 04:36 PM
Good idea Lesley :yeah:



From 2007 (love it when he chucks his racket :lol:)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/nott0011.jpg


I love this one, it is like he is saying "Come with me darling; we have a mission to do today..."
He has always nice pictures about his relationships with his raquet ;)

Yes in French grass is "herbe" ;)

rtgy
05-31-2009, 05:14 PM
herbe?


Yes in French grass is "herbe" ;)

thanx guys:yeah: ;)

PinkFeatherBoa
05-31-2009, 05:24 PM
I love grass season and I'm so glad to hear Gillou's knee injury is not serious, since I'm going to be at Queens.

The 2nd time I saw Gilles live was at Wimbledon 07, losing in 5 sets to Youzhny. It was a really fun match.

Good luck to Gilles on the grass.

Naina
05-31-2009, 05:55 PM
:lol: obviously drinking ice cold cider in the garden is from my later childhood years :lol:

Another couple of grassy Gillou pics to whet the appetite (Fran's avi :hearts:)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/gillesgasquetwimbledon2.jpg

From 2007 (love it when he chucks his racket :lol:)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/nott0011.jpg

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/nott0014.jpg

I'll spare you the ones from 2006 :lol:

What if I tell you I dont want to be spared?:devil:
Just curious :p Please post one pic from 2006 so that I dont have to search for them especially since i have exams :lol:

MsTree
05-31-2009, 06:10 PM
Erm ok - which is worse backwards baseball cap or Halle hair :devil:

I'll spare you the Halle hair :lol: Although I'm very allergic to backwards baseball caps ;)

http://www.gillessimon.tennisfans.net/images/71268014jr9.jpg

Naina
05-31-2009, 06:46 PM
^If you ignore the head the rest of him looks really good :lol:

Thank you :hug:

krn81
05-31-2009, 06:58 PM
Thanks for this picture. I prefer the 2009 blue tee shirt version :p

MsTree
05-31-2009, 09:45 PM
I prefer the 2009 shirtless version (thanks again Toppu :devil:) Let's hope for a heatwave in London :p

Scotso
05-31-2009, 10:22 PM
I think he looks good there with the long hair. :shrug: :p

Cloudygirl
05-31-2009, 10:32 PM
he looks a lot skinnier in 06

Eimear O'Mahony
06-02-2009, 07:18 PM
Just a quick post to wish Gilles all the best in the forthcoming Grass Court season

nazza
06-03-2009, 12:55 PM
he looks a lot skinnier in 06

The quotes in your sig...:haha:

MsTree
06-05-2009, 01:06 PM
Rafa has pulled out of Queens, Gillou is now 3rd seed :)

Naina
06-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Good luck gillou.

gambit84
06-05-2009, 07:38 PM
despite what results say I think grass could one of his best surfaces : usually he has time on the ball, he can hit in advance without any problems, doesn't have any problem to hit a backspin ball and his serve is improved a lot. I remember when two years ago he played an amazing match against youzhny (when the russian was very strong :sad: ) that endend only at the 5th set.
But we will see, lately he's putting his weight behind during the moment to hit the ball, he lost punch and some of his natural equilibrium during cross court rallies. Of course everything depends by this bad shape he got this whole year...

but it's time to change, to be back at last year


hopefully he will like green more then red like color

Truc
06-06-2009, 06:47 AM
Tulasne gives some news in L'Equipe today, the knee is healing, but it's not completely sure yet he will be able to play at the Queen's. It's an old injury which had been bothering him for 6 months. He will resume the training today and see if he can play through the pain. He'll go to London anyway and he will decide in last minute if he plays or not.

MsTree
06-06-2009, 07:22 AM
Thanks for the news Fran :) Hopefully he'll be fine!

rawalya
06-06-2009, 03:01 PM
thanks for the news :D

hope you get well soon Gillou :hug:


following Queens , Gillou is in the entry lists of The Boodles Challenge (16-20th June)

http://www.theboodles.com/view_players.php

MsTree
06-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Queens Draw is out

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/311/mds.pdf

In Gillou's quarter - Blake, Ljubicic, Jim, Dimitrov, Baggy, Youhzny and Querrey... and Fognini :lol:

Tough quarter :eek: Except Fognini :devil:

nazza
06-07-2009, 03:03 AM
Hopefully his training goes well and also his knee :)
Thanks for the news!

Scotso
06-07-2009, 04:25 AM
Queens Draw is out

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/311/mds.pdf

In Gillou's quarter - Blake, Ljubicic, Jim, Dimitrov, Baggy, Youhzny and Querrey... and Fognini :lol:

Tough quarter :eek: Except Fognini :devil:

Really? I was thinking the toughest person there would be Dimitrov and the rest are chopped liver. Querrey might do damage if he serves well. The rest are pretty useless. :devil:

Hopefully it's a Poussin/Chardy QF. :drool:

turtle-rn
06-07-2009, 05:09 AM
Really? I was thinking the toughest person there would be Dimitrov and the rest are chopped liver. Querrey might do damage if he serves well. The rest are pretty useless. :devil:
Sadly, he problem is that given his form of late, any useless player ala Ljubo is potentially tough for Gilles >_<

Scotso
06-07-2009, 06:04 AM
BLASPHEMY! :fiery:

Scotso
06-07-2009, 06:07 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/e5pfna.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/1zdm0wm.jpg

:drool:

I would love to see a Simon vs. Dimitrov match. :D

MsTree
06-07-2009, 06:53 AM
We've had one already, in the first round of Marseille. It's on the Video thread if you want to see it again, the end was quite exciting!!! :devil:

rawalya
06-07-2009, 06:55 AM
I would love to see a Simon vs. Dimitrov match. :D


me too :hearts:



We've had one already, in the first round of Marseille. It's on the Video thread if you want to see it again, the end was quite exciting!!! :devil:


that one was thrilling :lol:

Rokebyflynn
06-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Good luck to Gilles for Queens and Wimbledon. Let's hope the injury is okay and he'll be able to play at his best level. Allez Gilles!!!

Grenouille
06-08-2009, 09:39 AM
It can't be worst than his clay season anyway ! Would be nice to take a few points in the next couple of weeks because then, he has so many points to defend until the end of the year !

nab_94
06-08-2009, 03:15 PM
Bonne chance Gilles! ;)

MsTree
06-08-2009, 06:04 PM
So you get your Simon v Dimitrov match then :eek:
Roll on Wednesday :eek::eek::eek:
:lol:

gambit84
06-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Please pp don't perv too much on Dimitrov :(

we have to be focused on Gillu :inlove:

Mint Chip
06-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Hope Gillou's knee holds up for his match Wednesday. Maybe I can see Gillou on a stream this time ;)

whattheheck
06-09-2009, 08:08 AM
Please win against Dimitrov. Looking forward to a French player doing well on grass. Hoping it's Simon.

Rokebyflynn
06-09-2009, 08:56 AM
I saw Gilles play Dimitrov earlier this year and Dimitrov looks a good player. I still think if Gilles is fully fit he can win though. Bonne chance et allez Gilles!

rtgy
06-09-2009, 09:05 AM
So you get your Simon v Dimitrov match then :eek:


:lol: :rocker2:


Please pp don't perv too much on Dimitrov :(


:rolls:

Raf :lol: :p


we have to be focused on Gillu :inlove:

:inlove: Gillou:rocker:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2009, 02:09 PM
This should be a fun match (I missed Grigor's win yesterday as it clashed with PHM, so no idea how he's playing), hope I get to see this clash though. Allez Gillou.

rtgy
06-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Gillou will play 3rd tomorrow on CC against Grisha:hug:


A L L E Z G I L L O U !!! :rocker2:

MsTree
06-09-2009, 08:35 PM
Allez Gilles!!!

rtgy
06-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Allez Gilles!!!


:rocker2:

gambit84
06-09-2009, 09:11 PM
tomorrow the hormones concentration of the forum will reach unbelievable levels :tape:



:lol:

Mint Chip
06-10-2009, 12:29 AM
At least I will be home instead of rushing home to see this match. Hope he plays like he did last year :D

whattheheck
06-10-2009, 11:03 AM
4 more hours till Simon

rtgy
06-10-2009, 04:26 PM
Gillou is Up 3-2 :lol:

ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 04:33 PM
tomorrow the hormones concentration of the forum will reach unbelievable levels :tape:

:lol:


:rolls:.................................:devil:

4-3 :rocker:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 04:39 PM
The Gilles bulge is most definitely present today :lol: I must confess to being worried about his knee at the beginning of the match. He looked VERY stiff (ahem :angel: ) but has definitely loosened up as the match has gone on. Good luck Gilles!!!

rtgy
06-10-2009, 04:42 PM
The Gilles bulge is most definitely present today :lol: I must confess to being worried about his knee at the beginning of the match. He looked VERY stiff (ahem :angel: ) but has definitely loosened up as the match has gone on. Good luck Gilles!!!


:lol:

5-4 :rocker2:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 04:47 PM
6-5 :D

rtgy
06-10-2009, 04:52 PM
ok TB:
S/D
1-0
1-1
1-2
2-2
2-3
3-3
3-4
3-5
4-5
5-5
5-6 SP
6-6
6-7 SP
7-7
8-7 SP
Ace 9-7 :bounce:

:worship: :worship: :worship:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Allez Gilles!!! :D

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:02 PM
1st Set to Gilles :woohoo: Well done to him for hanging in there and taking it!!!

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:05 PM
7-6 :worship:

ALLEZ GILLES!!! :rocker2:

Truc
06-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Did you have the end of the tiebreak on BBC? Eurosport had no live coverage anymore for the very last points of the tiebreak, what happened on the setpoints before Gilles closed it out with an ace? Did Gilles save them or did Dimitrov mess them up?

gambit84
06-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Nice match at the end with some funny shots but nothing really really good

but I bet people are much more interested in their look :lol:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Oh fuck that looked sore!! :eek:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Did you have the end of the tiebreak on BBC? Eurosport had no live coverage anymore for the very last points of the tiebreak, what happened on the setpoints before Gilles closed it out with an ace? Did Gilles save them or did Dimitrov mess them up?

I think that Grisha mess them up this time, but I'm not sure too :shrug:

gambit84
06-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Frannie u can follow it also on bet365 :)

gambit84
06-10-2009, 05:13 PM
btw Dmitrov is all in black on grass :rolls:


imo good choice but I bet he will not be able to do it in Wimbledon :lol:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Did you have the end of the tiebreak on BBC? Eurosport had no live coverage anymore for the very last points of the tiebreak, what happened on the setpoints before Gilles closed it out with an ace? Did Gilles save them or did Dimitrov mess them up?

I would've said Gillou won them :cool:
But then I always look on the bright side :devil:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:14 PM
I was watching on Eurosport so I can't tell you Fran I'm sorry. That fall Gilles had did look sore. Is it just me or does he seem a little subdued in this match? Is his knee bothering him more than he's letting on?

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:15 PM
Eurosport.............WTF :mad::o:mad:

gambit84
06-10-2009, 05:16 PM
guys use www.bet365.com u can see the whole match


atm Gillu is playing a bit like a moonballer and actually on grass this is funny :lol:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:17 PM
My pal's recording the match from BBC I'll get it tomorrow and up it as soon as I can :)
I'm at Rockness this weekend so I'll try to do it before I go :)

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:21 PM
I agree with you gambit and its playing right into Dimitrov's hands :mad:

gambit84
06-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Gillu has to close in two straight sets, otherwise I have bad feelings :o

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Hah hah!!! That little celebration he did when he won the game was sooooo cute

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:24 PM
That high bouncing ball is more difficult for 1 handed BH-er to return, maybe that's why he's trying it?

Good hold Gillou, his serve helped him out of that game :eek:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:25 PM
2-2:p Gillou:lol:

lalaland
06-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Hi everyone. I'm here to cheer on Gilles.
Is it just me or is he moving gingerly? He usually have great foot work but he seems to be reaching for the ball and not bending his knees either. Did he say his knee is healed before the match? Maybe lack of practice for the past week due to the knee problem, I guess.

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Hi everyone. I'm here to cheer on Gilles.
Is it just me or is he moving gingerly? He usually have great foot work but he seems to be reaching for the ball and not bending his knees either. Did he say his knee is healed before the match? Maybe lack of practice for the past week due to the knee problem, I guess.

Yeah that's what I was thinking about his movement. He was definitely moving VERY gingerly at the start of his match and seemed frightened to move at all. It is a lot better than it was but it is still hindering him a little. I'm surprised Dimitrov hasn't tried to take advantage of it more than he has but that's a good thing for us ;)

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:35 PM
broken 2-4 :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:39 PM
And breaks straight back :woohoo: He got lucky there with a couple of calls though but we'll take it :D :D :D

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:41 PM
REBREAK :bounce:

ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:41 PM
Nice 1 Gillou! :D

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:42 PM
REBREAK :bounce:

ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

:haha: You've got a bit of a split personality today Yavor :devil:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:46 PM
That lucky woman. I wouldn't mind Gilles falling into me like that!!! :devil:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:47 PM
OMG Gillou is so funny:lol: 4-5:rolleyes:

Truc
06-10-2009, 05:51 PM
Lovely BH volley, Gilles! :lol:
Thanks God he has turned into a serving machine.

Does anybody know the man sitting next to Thierry?

lalaland
06-10-2009, 05:54 PM
That lucky woman. I wouldn't mind Gilles falling into me like that!!! :devil:

My livestream just stopped atm :rolleyes: and my phone rang at the same, I missed what happened.

I hope he closes this in 2 and get some rest, seems like he needs that to stay in this tournament.

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:55 PM
I think he's really focusing on the serve to take the pressure off of his knee Fran. Whatever he's doing its working 'cause his serve hasn't been bad at all today

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:55 PM
Yeah his serve's looking good :)
What a shot to win the game!!!
Another tiebreak! Allez Gillou!!!

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:56 PM
He was chasing a ball and he fell into a female line judge. It was quite funny actually. He didn't even look at her

MsTree
06-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Bet she was giving him the glare of doom :lol:
I missed it too :(

rtgy
06-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Lovely BH volley, Gilles! :lol:
Thanks God he has turned into a serving machine.


:lol:

Does anybody know the man sitting next to Thierry?

no idea :shrug:

TB
S/D
2-1
3-1
3-2
4-2
5-2
5-3
5-4
6-4MB :bounce:
6-5 :worship:
7-5 :rocker:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Oh it was funny as it really was ... she kinda looked surprised more than anything but you can't blame her. It's not every day you have a hot sexy tennis player falling on top of you :lol:

lalaland
06-10-2009, 06:02 PM
He was chasing a ball and he fell into a female line judge. It was quite funny actually. He didn't even look at her

Thanks.
Lucky her.
I'm Franka by the way, new to this forum and plan to stay here from now on. So greetings to everyone. Allez Gilles, close this 1 quick.

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 06:04 PM
Well done Gillou!!! :woohoo: :rocker2: :yippee: That was a really sweet exchange between them at the net. Full of chat and full of smiles. Grisha is a real sweetie he really is signing and posing for photos. ALLEZ GILLES!!!!!!!

rtgy
06-10-2009, 06:04 PM
7-6 7-6 :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

GILLOU :rocker2:

Rokebyflynn
06-10-2009, 06:05 PM
Aw high fiving the ballkids and his cute shy smile. I am fangirling big time here :lol: Nice to meet you btw Franka. I'm Janine :wavey:

MsTree
06-10-2009, 06:06 PM
:woohoo:
Good win for Gillou, he was limping at the end though :eek:

Hi Franka! :wavey:

rtgy
06-10-2009, 06:09 PM
:haha: You've got a bit of a split personality today Yavor :devil:

:haha:..................I was so :retard: today:lol::p

Les:hug:

gambit84
06-10-2009, 06:11 PM
At the end I was a bit moved by the little Dimitrov :sad:


cute handshake at the end between them :)

Mint Chip
06-10-2009, 06:13 PM
My nerves were shot after he got broken. Thank goodness it was in straight sets. He needs to be fresh against Youzhny :) Allez Gillou :D

krn81
06-10-2009, 06:14 PM
He is better on grass than I expected :D

Dimitrov all in blake on grass just before Wimbledon, I love :lol:
next turn, Youzhny tomorrow...

MsTree
06-10-2009, 07:00 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/311/op.pdf

4th match on Centre tomorrow :)

gambit84
06-10-2009, 07:51 PM
With Misha u never know if suddenly he will be reborn again

He can play crappy for years and then...
Always to be careful with him on grass

Scotso
06-11-2009, 02:15 AM
Gillesex :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 04:03 AM
Yes against Misha! whoever wins, I'll be happy! :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 04:45 AM
Then Gilles' going up! :D




Why does this sound ambiguous? :lol:

Scotso
06-11-2009, 06:28 AM
Then Gilles' going up! :D

Lately it seems that he never goes down. :tape:

Scotso
06-11-2009, 06:30 AM
Yes against Misha! whoever wins, I'll be happy! :D

Misha's goin' down! :devil: (I made a v-bet that says so too :lol:) Allez Gilles!!!!

I'll only be happy if Gilles wins, so I think we have a verdict. :p

Annihilate him, Poussin! :rocker2:

Truc
06-11-2009, 06:56 AM
The news in L'Equipe today:
http://img2.pict.com/c0/8e/2b/dae71f58c46773a8eb4a2304aa/PfueA/300/lapoigne.jpg (http://img2.pict.com/c0/8e/2b/dae71f58c46773a8eb4a2304aa/PfueA/lapoigne.jpg)

The injury of the sinew is still there and he will have to play with it for a while, but he's been icing his knee all the time and the inflammation is getting better.
His practice time on grass was pretty short: 45 minutes with Santoro, 1 hour with Gabashvili, 1 hour with Murray. He's very proud because he won a set in training against Murray!
"Since my knee is bothering me and I don't want to run much, I didn't wait for the errors of my opponent and I took the offensive. Even more since it was on grass. There aren't tons of options when you hit on the run on grass, either you really go for a countershot or you could kick yourself to not have done it."
So he was quite bold when things got close. Like on the 1st SP for Dimitrov in the 1st set, Gilles saved it with a good volley. The 2nd SP was wasted by Dimitrov who was too greedy and missed a FH. That's still his big problem, he often "bites off more than he can chew".
Gilles also is pleased with his reaction at 4-2 in the 2nd set, he had lost his concentration, but regrouped immediately. And then he uses a hilarious expression to say that he had guts in the final tiebreak and really went for it - I don't know how to translate it, it's a funny way to say he showed his balls then, something like "all balls out". So the journalist says his language is a bit shocking for the Queen's tournament. Gilles: "I stick to my expression! The winning FH return, that's guts! The BH attack on MP too."
Perfect transition to the last part of the article about Gaël since the expression is very Gaël-style and will probably give him a good laugh.

Truc
06-11-2009, 06:57 AM
The knee is a bit worrying, as expected, but he sounds in good spirits.
I'm glad we got to see the match, though, because he's embellishing his performance a little bit, he wasn't that offensive, was he? Our German commentator kept whining he was too passive and should charge the net more (and I kept thinking "sure, but there is a reason why he doesn't go to the net more, coco...")
It's true he played well when it mattered, so that's a big improvement compared with some of his recent matches. The "toutes couilles dehors" attitude certainly should help more than the Calimero one.

rtgy
06-11-2009, 12:36 PM
Gillesex :D

Then Gilles' going up! :D
:lol:

Lately it seems that he never goes down. :tape:


:devil::lol:

Scotty :worship: true....:tape::rolls:

krn81
06-11-2009, 02:28 PM
Thanks Fran for the interview of Lequipe, this article is a bit hilarious and not formal as the others, Gilles "Austerlitz" Simon and Gael "Waterloo" Monfils, the journalist used good kind of humour and the "toutes couilles dehors" expression :haha: it is the first time i heard it btw

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 02:56 PM
I'm glad we got to see the match, though, because he's embellishing his performance a little bit, he wasn't that offensive, was he? Our German commentator kept whining he was too passive and should charge the net more (and I kept thinking "sure, but there is a reason why he doesn't go to the net more, coco...")
I watched it on ATDHE.fr (ripped from TV Seba) and the French commentator would agree with your German one; for a change, I found his groundstrokes deep and agressive most of the time and that's the way to go for him IMO, charging the net when you're not a great volleyer is not necessarily a great idea; he did hit some great FH volleys though especially the one to win the 7th game :hearts:

Thanks for the articles :]

lalaland
06-11-2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the translation, Fran.

I didn't get to start watching until 5/5 in the 1st set but from what I seen, his movement was 60% - 70%, I'm quite worry about the knee, more important that he doesn't make it worse before Wimby. I guess he does come to the net more often than he used to in this match? I can't compare since I haven't seen him play on grass before. But his net game, to be improved, guess he just need to do it more in order to get better. Maybe this will do him good that he can't run, forces him to get to the net more. Good luck today.

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:01 PM
they are ready to play.............................ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:bounce::bigclap::rocker:

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 05:01 PM
Allez!! :rocker2:

gambit84
06-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Misha :inlove: after a while I can finally see him another time on TV :inlove:


c'mon both :p

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Allez Gilles! allez Misha! :D

I love Misha's one hander! :hearts:
Gilles' playing crap so far! >_<

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:08 PM
:eek::eek::eek:OMG Gillou....................:confused::confused:

0-2:mad:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:11 PM
ohh Gilles' slice BH! ^_^

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:11 PM
0-3! Gilles's doing all the running! :o

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:14 PM
he wasn't look fit at all........................:(:mad::(

first game..............1-3:rolleyes:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:14 PM
Great point construction by Gilles! they both run now haha

1-3 :]

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:19 PM
1-4 >_<

Harder and flatter shots by Gilles, too bad it didn't pay off -_- didn't take advandage of Misha's poor first serve % bleh.

gambit84
06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
the fluffy sexy against the dreamy soldier :p

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
1-4:rolleyes::(

Gillou ask for physio........no:confused:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Gilles's game is totally uninspired.. and slight whine starting.

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Gillou ask for physio........no:confused:
Didn't see it :shrug:

Two good challenges in a row by Gilles! :worship:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Argh 1-6!

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 05:28 PM
Better luck in the coming sets Gillou!

Youzhny's racquet :o:eek:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:29 PM
1-6:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Gilles isn't doing much out there, fortunately, Misha's game is a pleasure to watch :p

The guy next to Tulasne in the box looks like a member of his family, they have the exact same nose! :eek:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Gilles is leading in the second!! 1-0 ^^

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:34 PM
Didn't see it :shrug:


I'm not sure too:shrug: hope I was wrong....Gillou really start to play well lately:)

0-40 :bounce:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Allez 3 BP!! >_<

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:37 PM
BREAK......he's back 2-0 :bounce:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:37 PM
2-0! :D

Granted misha's serve was totally erratic in this game.

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:39 PM
Consolided! 3-0 :D

Misha's dropshots are rather poor yet he almost won the point almost everytime he plays it. >_<

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 05:39 PM
3-0!!!:rocker2:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:40 PM
The guy next to Tulasne in the box looks like a member of his family, they have the exact same nose! :eek:

:shrug: dunno.............Fran was wondering about this guy yesterday

3-0:bounce:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:44 PM
First time I see Gilles's slice BH being really low and fast! :hearts:

Stephie Cesc
06-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Allez Gilles! :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:45 PM
What a sitter missed! :(

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Misha's dropshot again! :D :p

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:48 PM
4-1:bounce: :rocker2:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:49 PM
yes great passing shot! :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:51 PM
yes great passing shot! :D
x2!! :worship:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:54 PM
4-2

Very entertaining game that was! :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Misha! his DTL FH approach is :heart:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:56 PM
5-2:worship:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 05:58 PM
5-2!

The commentator keeps desperately repeating Gilles's the last Frenchie in the tourney :lol:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 05:58 PM
x2!! :worship:

:worship:

:lol:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:00 PM
6-2 :bounce: :bounce:

btw, 1-6 6-2.......... :confused:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:00 PM
Great topspin lob! 2 SP!! allez! :D

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:01 PM
1-6 6-2! WTA syndrom! :tape: :lol:

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
C'mon, Gilles!! :rocker:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
1-6 6-2! WTA syndrom! :tape: :lol:

:rolls:



OMG.........................0-40:eek:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:03 PM
btw, 1-6 6-1.......... :confused:
Are you on livescore Yavor? the scoreline isn't correct :p

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:04 PM
Beautiful BH return by Misha! :hearts:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:05 PM
broken:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing :

WTF...............................:mad:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:08 PM
BP! :( take it now!

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:09 PM
:sobbing:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Are you on livescore Yavor? the scoreline isn't correct :p

of course not! I have bet365 and Eurosport to enjoy but I simply get overexcited this time:lol:

Cloudygirl
06-11-2009, 06:11 PM
Gilles get that break of serve back you fuckwit

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:11 PM
0-2 >_<

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:14 PM
Serve-volley on second serve !? :confused:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:16 PM
0-3:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Broken again :bigcry:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:16 PM
0-3 :sad:

Superb BH pass by Misha tho!

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:19 PM
0-4 :sad:

Misha! :D :p

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:24 PM
1-4 and one lovely rally won by Gilles in this game :worship:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:28 PM
Another dropshot by Misha! :(

Gilles is getting frustrated, complains against the rebounce.. >_<

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:28 PM
I'm proud that he's still playing............:worship:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:29 PM
*phew* hold serve 2-5. allezz Gilles!!! :(

lamnathalie
06-11-2009, 06:33 PM
:sad:

turtle-rn
06-11-2009, 06:34 PM
:sobbing:

1-6 6-2 2-6 The commentator just said that Gilles is suffering from both knees :confused:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:34 PM
:sad:

rtgy
06-11-2009, 06:39 PM
http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/sp/p5/20090611/18/1750107952.jpg

gambit84
06-11-2009, 06:42 PM
I just hope he will have a good rest and restart WHEN it's more appropriated, slam or not, we don't care about it, just about his health


stay strong poussin :hug:

Mint Chip
06-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Hope his knee will be fine for SW19. Had a hard time concentrating on the match since I was looking else where if you know what I mean :o

nab_94
06-11-2009, 07:38 PM
:sad::sad:

Have a good rest Gillou

MsTree
06-11-2009, 11:16 PM
Poor Gillou :(

I watched the match with a pal who doesn't like tennis, and even she was getting into it. So sad to see him limping about the court, and I winced with him when Misha kept wrongfooting him at the end. :sad:
I got the impression he was being more aggressive but tbh my pal is very chatty (and very observant) so I wasn't able to concentrate properly :devil:

Truc
06-12-2009, 06:41 AM
The news in L'Equipe:
http://img2.pict.com/50/4d/4a/b4540a2ec9bf826db6ffcc6f1f/29Ea0/300/courtsurpattes.jpg (http://img2.pict.com/50/4d/4a/b4540a2ec9bf826db6ffcc6f1f/29Ea0/courtsurpattes.jpg)
A weird match.
In the 1st set, he had no first serve.
In the 2nd set, he decided to take his time in the rallies, got his bearings and finally managed to hit the ball harder.
In the 3rd set, he messed up the first game again and was broken. Then at 2-0 he felt a pain in the knee, panicked, stopped playing, gave Youzhny the next 2 games. It was a bit better afterwards, but too late.
"Since I don't know this pain very well yet, I'm always on the watch, scared as soon as I feel something. In the morning I keep touching my knee as if it was going to give me some information."
If it's bothering him that much, why the hell didn't he stay home? "Because I'm able to play, of course! I beat Dimitrov playing a good match. It's the only tournament I will play before Wimbledon. If I only played when I had no pain at all, you wouldn't see me very often! The difference is that I've assimilated the other pains, like the problem with my arm which has been bothering me for 6 months now. This one, not yet. The injury of the patellar sinew (about 1 cm) was already visible on X-rays one year ago. The healing will take a lot of time, several months. The doctor said the exercise is recommended to help the vascularization... I'm listening to the doctor."

MsTree
06-12-2009, 09:09 AM
It was all worthwhile though because there was a match between Edberg :hearts: and Jarryd from last year. Finally, I get to see Les' other man in live action. Now I can see why he was a fave: he always seems to have his tongue :p sticking out :p.

Anders :hearts: Now you've mentioned it, he did stick his tongue out a lot! Maybe that's my unconcious criteria for making a tennis player a fave! :p :lol:

Thanks for the translation Fran, this bit especially

If I only played when I had no pain at all, you wouldn't see me very often!

Gillou :hug: It must be really hard, for all of them, to have to play when carrying injuries and being in pain, but I guess you can't just put your career on hold because you're in pain, just like you can't put your life on hold, you just have to get on with it! Get a Tens machine Gillou, they're the boy! :p

Scotso
06-14-2009, 10:40 AM
I hate Misha. :)

Mint Chip
06-15-2009, 06:15 PM
Is there going to be a stream for the exhibition that Gillou is playing?

MsTree
06-15-2009, 07:12 PM
Don't know Mint Chip ~ I haven't seen one anywhere ~ but we've got a day to find one
http://www.theboodles.com/pdf/order_of_play.pdf
Gillou playes Keifer on Wed afternoon :)

Mint Chip
06-15-2009, 09:35 PM
At least he plays every other day. Maybe his knee won't be bothered as much if he played every day

turtle-rn
06-15-2009, 10:30 PM
I hate Misha. :)
Just after he defeated Gillou, that's acceptable. :)

MsTree
06-16-2009, 02:51 PM
I haven't found any trace of a livestream for tomorrow :sad:

Judio has worked out the wimbledon seedings

Wimbledon Seedings are almost set

ROUND 3
ONE out of seeds 1- 8 is drawn against ONE of seeds 25 -32
ONE out of seeds 9-16 is drawn against ONE of seeds 17 -24

ROUND 4
ONE out of seeds 1- 4 is drawn against ONE of seeds 13 -16
ONE out of seeds 5- 8 is drawn against ONE of seeds 9 -12

QUARTER
ONE out of seeds 1- 4 is drawn against ONE of seeds 5 - 8

SEMI
Seed 1 is drawn against ONE of seeds 3 or 4
Seed 2 is drawn against ONE of seeds 3 or 4

SEEDS
25 to 32
Melzer , Tursunov , Kohlschreiber ,Fish , Andreev , Troicki , Hanescu , Montanes

17 to 24
Blake , Ferrer , Schuttler , Wawrinka , Berdych , Lopez , Karlovic , Stepanek

13 to 16
Soderling , Monfils , Safin , Robredo

9 to 12
Tsonga , Gonzalez , Cilic , Davydenko

5 to 8
Del Potro , Roddick , Verdasco , Simon

3 and 4
Murray , Djokovic

2
Federer

1
Nadal

rtgy
06-16-2009, 07:40 PM
I haven't found any trace of a livestream for tomorrow :sad:



me too..............:sobbing:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

lalaland
06-17-2009, 06:54 AM
So no way of seeing Gilles' form tomorrow :awww:. I'm a bit worry for him in Wimby. Just came across this blog and seems like he's still not quite there yet. http://alexkayblog.dailymail.co.uk/2009/06/wimbledon-buildup-tuesday.html
Watched Simon and Tsonga hitting for a long time. They looked relaxed enough but they were both clearly having difficulties adjusting to the grass. Tsonga is a beast of a man and getting down to the low bounces was proving tough, even though he was striking the ball well. Simon was a mixture of very solid and strangely inconsistent, with too many of his groundstrokes nowhere near to clearing the net. Practices can only tell you so much but I wouldn't fancy out-of-form Simon to do too much next week on what I saw. Credit to the pair of them though, they practised for a very long time.

I'm even worry if Wimby will change his seeding since he hasn't done much on grass so far. It's good that at least the next 3 guys in top 10 hasn't done much on grass either. I just hope he'll be in top 8 seeds.

Truc
06-17-2009, 07:12 AM
Thanks!
As for his seeding, Julio certainly took that already in account in the list Les posted. Julio and the other MTF "rankings specialists" always work out the Wimby seedings before they're announced, it's based on a mathematical formula.

rawalya
06-17-2009, 10:34 AM
i'm watching Jeremy

still couldnt find any live stream for Gillou match :tears:

nazza
06-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Allez Gilles, seeded 8th :)
http://aeltc2009.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/pdf/2009_seeding.pdf

lalaland
06-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Thanks!
As for his seeding, Julio certainly took that already in account in the list Les posted. Julio and the other MTF "rankings specialists" always work out the Wimby seedings before they're announced, it's based on a mathematical formula.

Thanks. I didn't know Julio has the Wimby formula to calculate, I thought it was a guessimation :o. I should have known Julio's the expert in ranking and seedings among other things. Well, that's a relief, that he's in top 8.

MsTree
06-17-2009, 05:38 PM
So do we not know how he got on today yet? :(

rtgy
06-17-2009, 07:14 PM
So do we not know how he got on today yet? :(

WTF is this thing.....................no live stream, no live scores........nothing!!!!:o
what is this.......an event from the stone age :mad:

MsTree
06-17-2009, 07:26 PM
It's an exo catering for rich people who barely look away from their Fortnum and Mason hampers when the tennis is on I guess :devil:

Lets see if we can work out what happened today after tomorrow's oop comes out :lol: whenever that may be!

rtgy
06-18-2009, 02:09 AM
It's an exo catering for rich people who barely look away from their Fortnum and Mason hampers when the tennis is on I guess :devil:

yes I know but that's truly ridiculous............I mean they don't even have a live scores out there!!!

Lets see if we can work out what happened today after tomorrow's oop comes out :lol: whenever that may be!


:lol: fingers crossed!!!;):p

MsTree
06-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Just nipping on from work - Gillou lost yesterday :sad: He was playing Lapentti (not Keifer?)

http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/sport/article-11625-lapentti-books-semi-final-spot-with-victory-over-simon-at-boodles/

Lapentti books semi-final spot with victory over Simon at Boodles
11:00am Thu 18th Jun 09:: written by Steve Spencer


The sunshine held out for world No.7 Gilles Simon as he took on Nicolas Lapentti yesterday (Wednesday), but the English weather got the better of Philippe Kohlschreiber and Viktor Troicki as they took to the court on the second day of The Boodles Challenge.

Simon and Lapentti entertained the crowd at Stoke Park in a thrilling first match which ended in a championship tie-breaker at 13-11.

Lapentti took the first set 6-4 and started the second set 4-0 up before Simon battled back to take the set off the Ecuadorian. Despite the world No.7's form of the last year however, Lapentti walks away with victories over Simon on clay, hard court and now grass. He wil play either Kohlscreiber or Troicki in the semi-finals.

The second match between Philpp Kohlschreiber and Viktor Troicki began under darkening clouds in Stoke Poges, South Bucks, and was eventually suspended with the young Serbian 3-0 in the first set. Play will re-commence today (Thursday) at 1.30pm.

“I am pleased with my performance today, It’s always very nice to play some matches before Wimbledon," said Lapentti.

"It’s great to play here at Boodles against friends where I can practice, play and relax. The rain break was OK - you have to get use to it. I now know how to deal with it - hopefully it won’t rain and the spectators can still enjoy some tennis!”

Also today is the first semi-final between Nicolay Davydenko and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. This is followed by an exhibition match between Fernando Gonzalez and Feliciano Lopez. The final game is Koralev against Evans.

Yesterday, Simon was announced as the eighth seed in the men's draw for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday. Tsonga has been seeded ninth, while Davydenko is 12th and Lopez 22nd. Kohlscreiber is the 27th seed and Troicki 30th,

Truc
06-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks! Kiefer had an abs injury in Halle, he preferred to withdraw in order to be fit for Wimby.

FedererBulgaria
06-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Just nipping on from work - Gillou lost yesterday :sad: He was playing Lapentti (not Keifer?)



Now Grigor vs Simon:confused::haha:

Mint Chip
06-18-2009, 04:26 PM
Hope the draw is nice to Gillou he needs a little bit of luck right now. It would be great if Gillou just starts to play well at Wimbledon and never looks back :D

rtgy
06-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Now Grigor vs Simon:confused::haha:


:lol: if Grisha lost again he'll need to change his name to Fognini:rolls:

MsTree
06-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Another Gillou v Grisha match? :lol:

I think Gillou can let Grisha win this one! And at least we might find out the score the same day!!!

Arlensita
06-18-2009, 05:34 PM
Hello I'm new here please help me to put photos.... ::D

MsTree
06-18-2009, 05:38 PM
:wavey: Arlensita!

Are the photos on your computer or are they already online? If they are already online, just press the wee button with the picture of the mountain and paste in the link to your photo :)

lalaland
06-18-2009, 05:47 PM
I hate to have that thinking that player can just slap out of their slump. But if there is one who can do it, Gilles will be the one, afterall, he did that last year. Allez Gilles.

Well, I hope he beat Grisha. I hate to see haters get another excuse to kick him while he's down.
Now, pray for a good draw. I haven't been so nervous to see a draw for a long while. It actually feels great that I finally care, makes it a lot more fun to watch tennis when there's someone to cheer for. Merci Gillou.

rtgy
06-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Another Gillou v Grisha match? :lol:


:lol: another one.........:p

FedererBulgaria
06-19-2009, 09:47 AM
Wimbledon 2009 Draw

1R Simon vs Grigor :o

Just kidding(May be):lol:

Truc
06-19-2009, 10:58 AM
He plays Troicki in that Boodle thing today.

I loved the "live draw on Twitter" stunt. :worship: So much better and interactive than just typing out the draw.
The "Gilles" comment was the highlight, the poor Twitter guy had obviously never heard of Gilles Simon yet.

Bobby Reynolds in the 1st round for Gilles and the winner of Kiefer-Pavel in the 2nd round.

wop875
06-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Fernando Gonzalez CHI (10) vs. Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS
Oscar Hernandez ESP vs. Leonardo Mayer ARG
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP vs. Mikhail Youzhny RUS
Fabrice Santoro FRA vs. Nicolas Kiefer GER (33)

Victor Hanescu ROU (31) vs. Ivan Navarro ESP
Nicolas Devilder FRA vs. Nicolas Lapentti ECU
Thiago Alves BRA vs. Andrei Pavel ROU
Bobby Reynolds USA vs. Gilles Simon FRA (8)

soulage
06-19-2009, 11:01 AM
It's a good draw. What will he be able to do ? There is something to do if the knees are OK.

*Raine
06-19-2009, 01:20 PM
:haha: I sent this twitter to Wimbledon during the "live draw". I'm not the only one. :o:p

@Wimbledon (http://twitter.com/Wimbledon) We want to know the 1st round draw of other players, not possible QF opponents of Nadal.

MsTree
06-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Ok I can live with that draw (I think)

I selfishly hope Gillou can play through the pain and do himself justice :)

MsTree
06-19-2009, 07:46 PM
This is about the fourth time I've written this post :lol:

Gillou's section is affected by Rafa withdrawing, Del Potro takes Rafa's draw, Blake takes Del Potro's draw, Kiefer takes Blakes draw, Alves takes Kiefer's draw. I think :)

turtle-rn
06-19-2009, 07:57 PM
The reshuffle still leaves Hanescu, Lapentti & Youzhny in this section, three guys who beat Gilles in the last month :unsure:

MsTree
06-19-2009, 08:07 PM
Fernando Gonzalez CHI (10) v Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS
Oscar Hernandez ESP v Leonardo Mayer ARG
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP v Mikhail Youzhny RUS
Fabrice Santoro FRA v Nicolas Kiefer GER (33)

Victor Hanescu ROU (31) v Ivan Navarro ESP
Nicolas Devilder FRA v Nicolas Lapentti ECU
Thiago Alves BRA v Andrei Pavel ROU
Bobby Reynolds USA v Gilles Simon FRA (8)

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

It's still about as good as can be expected!

rtgy
06-19-2009, 09:31 PM
Victor Hanescu ROU :eek:(31) v Ivan Navarro ESP
Nicolas Devilder FRA v Nicolas Lapentti ECU :eek:
Thiago Alves BRA v Andrei Pavel ROU
Bobby Reynolds USA v Gilles Simon FRA (8)


well Hanescu & Lapentti again :( it's time for revenge Gillou!!! :rocker2:


ALLEZ GILLES!!!:rocker:


:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

rtgy
06-19-2009, 09:38 PM
Wimbledon 2009 Draw

1R Simon vs Grigor :o

Just kidding(May be):lol:


:lol: thank God it's just a joke:lol:

Scotso
06-19-2009, 10:24 PM
This tournament better be more fun than RG was. Otherwise I will call for a Simontard boycott of tennis. :p

simplet
06-19-2009, 11:49 PM
Thank god Kiefer is gone, I thought Gilles was going to disappear in round 2 already. I hope he can get to the quarters and play Murray, that'd be a fun match.

MsTree
06-20-2009, 09:30 AM
The bottom half of the draw plays on Monday apparently, with Federer opening the show, so Gillou will play on Tuesday :)

rtgy
06-20-2009, 07:07 PM
This tournament better be more fun than RG was. Otherwise I will call for a Simontard boycott of tennis. :p

:rocker2:

The bottom half of the draw plays on Monday apparently, with Federer opening the show, so Gillou will play on Tuesday :)


I get sick of this Fed-mania lately, so GO POUSSIN!!!:):p

Truc
06-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Simon : «J'arrive à 80%»

Blessé au genou lors de son match contre Victor Hanescu à Roland-Garros, Gilles Simon n'a pas récupéré tous ses moyens physiques et gère la situation comme il peut : «C'est difficile, mais j'essaie. Ce n'est pas Wimbledon toutes les semaines.» Dimanche, le Français s'est entraîné pour la première fois sur le gazon de Wimbledon.

« Gilles Simon, comment va votre genou ?
C'est difficile, mais j'essaie. Ce n'est pas Wimbledon toutes les semaines. Je vais donc essayer de faire le maximum ici. Aujourd'hui (dimanche), c'était mon premier entraînement ici. Il s'agissait de prendre un maximum de repères et de voir ce que cela donnera mardi.

Auriez-vous joué si ce n'était pas Wimbledon ?
Ce n'est pas tellement ça. Mais je n'aurais sûrement pas joué la semaine du Queen's. Je me serais sûrement reposé un peu plus. J'ai essayé de faire ma préparation normalement. Maintenant, je suis ici et je vais essayer de faire tout ce que je peux.

Quelles sont vos sensations ?
Je frappe plutôt pas mal. Quand on se déplace un peu moins bien, on est plus relâché et on frappe mieux. Ce sera vraiment à moi de ne pas subir le jeu et de bien frapper.

Est-ce que votre blessure vous enlève de la pression et change votre approche du tournoi ?
C'est plus facile dans l'approche du tournoi de savoir qu'on n'est pas à 100% et qu'on vient pour faire son maximum. Mais je préfère quand même arriver en forme sur un tournoi (sourires). C'est sûr que je suis plus détendu que d'habitude avant un Grand Chelem. Je n'ai vraiment aucune pression. Pour autant, je préférerais ne pas avoir mal.

A quel niveau estimez-vous votre forme ?
J'arrive à 80%. On sait que c'est déjà dur de gagner les matches quand on est à 100%. J'ai fait des matches d'exhibition la semaine dernière et je me suis retrouvé trois fois à un set partout. Cela va être du 50-50 à chaque fois. Je vais simplement essayer de me sentir mieux match après match. Sur les deux derniers matches, je n'ai ressenti aucune douleur même si je n'y vais pas à fond. C'est déjà ça.

Prenez-vous du plaisir à jouer sur gazon ?
Ca dépend du type de jeu de l'adversaire. Cela peut être très frustrant quand on joue contre un joueur très performant au service. C'est dur de garder le rythme, surtout en cinq sets. Sinon c'est une surface sympa. »
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090621_190447_simon-j-arrive-a-80.html

Truc
06-21-2009, 06:08 PM
A simplified translation:

How is your knee?
It's tough, but I'm trying. I'm not playing Wimbledon every week. I will try to do the maximum here. It was my first practice session here today.

Would you have played if it wasn't for Wimbledon?
That's not really the point. But I certainly wouldn't have played the Queen's tournament. I would have taken a longer rest. I tried to have a normal preparation. Now I'm here and I'll try to do my best.

How do you feel?
I'm hitting the ball quite well. When my movement is a bit hampered, I'm more relaxed and I'm striking the ball better. It will be important to not be too passive and to hit the ball well.

Does your injury take some pressure from you and does it change your approach to the tournament?
It's easier before an event when I know I'm not at 100% and I will just try to do my best. I would prefer to be in good shape, though (he smiles). I'm more relaxed than before other Slams for sure. I really have zero pressure. But I would prefer to not be in pain.

How do you assess your form right now?
80%. And we know it's tough enough to win matches even when one is at 100%. I played exhibition matches last week and it was 1 set all in 3 matches. It will be a 50-50 story. I will just try to feel better match after match. Even if I wasn't at top speed, at least I didn't feel any pain in my last two matches. That's already a good thing.

Do you enjoy playing on grass?
It depends on the game of my opponent. It can be very frustrating against a good server. It's tough to keep the rhythm, especially in best of five matches. Otherwise, it's fun.

rtgy
06-21-2009, 06:20 PM
thanx Fran:hug:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker:

anaquot
06-22-2009, 05:04 AM
Yes, thank you Fran for the translation, and everyone else for the draw info. I'm a little out of the loop lately:awww:

Truc
06-22-2009, 06:46 AM
You haven't missed much in regards to Gilles!

In L'Equipe today:
http://img2.pict.com/ca/5f/39/bd1df7f8c2237ad8ee1f24f3a0/3Xz53/300/moinsvingt.jpg (http://img2.pict.com/ca/5f/39/bd1df7f8c2237ad8ee1f24f3a0/3Xz53/moinsvingt.jpg)
It's pretty much the same, he feels at 80%, which is a good thing in a way since he has zero pressure and doesn't remember having ever felt so relaxed before a Slam.
The journalist says he's less talkative than he usually is, though, and he seems in low spirits because of his knee. He answers the question with a joke: "I haven't tried everything yet for my knee. Neither the anti-inflammatories nor the injections nor the amputation, I still have a lot of options!"

VolandriFan
06-22-2009, 09:19 AM
I quite like Gilles draw, same with Fernando's. I hope they meet in the 4th round, and I'll be happy with either winning.

MsTree
06-22-2009, 09:42 AM
Thanks Fran! Poor Gillou :hug:

Hi Autumn! :wavey:

It is a good draw, all my faves are in the top half so I only need to take a week off work rather than a fortnight :lol:
The strawberries and cider are chilling in the fridge, I'm ready for this!!! Bring it on :D

MsTree
06-22-2009, 03:07 PM
:sad: From the beeb live text page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8096805.stm

From BBC Sport's David Ornstein on Twitter: "Gilles Simon tells me his knee injury is causing him quite a few problems. Didn't sound confident of going too far. Watch this space."

rtgy
06-22-2009, 04:44 PM
It is a good draw, all my faves are in the top half so I only need to take a week off work rather than a fortnight :lol:
The strawberries and cider are chilling in the fridge, I'm ready for this!!! Bring it on :D

:lol: :rocker:



:DAutumn:hug:
:wavey:

but-it's-ok
06-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Court 2 schedule of play Tuesday - matches begin at 12.00

1. Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimiko Date Krumm

2. Alex Bogdanovic vs Tomas Berdych

3. Bobby Reynolds vs Gilles Simon(France)(8)

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/p_schedule9.pdf

Allez Gillou:rocker2:

MsTree
06-22-2009, 08:48 PM
Tomorrow's OOP is revised to include Goodall v Llodra to a finish as the 2nd match on C2 :) Cmon Josh!!! :D

rtgy
06-22-2009, 09:04 PM
Court 2 schedule of play Tuesday - matches begin at 12.00

3. Bobby Reynolds vs Gilles Simon(France)(8)

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/p_schedule9.pdf

Allez Gillou:rocker2:


can't wait till tomorrow:bounce:

Allez Gillou!!! :rocker:

Naina
06-23-2009, 04:16 AM
Good Luck Gillou!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
06-23-2009, 04:52 AM
allez Poussin! :rocker2:

whattheheck
06-23-2009, 04:55 AM
Hope Simon's knee is better now

MsTree
06-23-2009, 12:10 PM
Allez Gilles!!! Afternoon off work and some ice cold cider to celebrate!!!

That naughty BBC have been asking Gillou about Andy's chances of winning!!!:o

And Frenchman Gilles Simon, the world number seven, said: "I think Murray can do something very special here but that was also true in last year's US Open and this year's Australian Open, when he came up short, which just shows how tough it is.

"He won Queen's, which shows he's good on grass and has the game to triumph at big tournaments.

"Nadal won Roland Garros the first time he played there so it's never too soon. If he loses it won't be because he's to young or that it's too soon - it's just that there are some very good guys out there."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8113549.stm

Scotso
06-23-2009, 01:43 PM
That naughty BBC have been asking Gillou about Andy's chances of winning!!!:o

Are you surprised? They even called me to ask me what I thought.

MsTree
06-23-2009, 01:55 PM
:lol:
This is early for you, are you up watching the tennis? :)

Scotso
06-23-2009, 02:00 PM
Sort of. I'm sure I will fall asleep soon. I have no hopes they'll show Gilles, anyway. :sad:

I might try to wake up for Murray.

MsTree
06-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Aw :hug: I can only watch what I'm recording so Court 2 is on the TV and Centre is on the laptop. There's bound to be a stream for it!

Try some of these
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8756403#post8756403

Scotso
06-23-2009, 03:13 PM
Jeremy is so pretty.

Scotso
06-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Allez!

Scotso
06-23-2009, 03:24 PM
alllleeezzzzzz!

3-6 6-7 6-4 :D

MsTree
06-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Ok so we're cheering for Jim in here :)
The BBC commentator's just accused Roddick of moonballing :haha:

Scotso
06-23-2009, 03:35 PM
I really do not like Roddick. :mad:

Scotso
06-23-2009, 03:36 PM
I must be off. :wavey:

Cheer for Jeremy and Gillesex for me! :D

MsTree
06-23-2009, 03:37 PM
Will do :D :wavey:

rawalya
06-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:


Roddick won , poor Jeremy :hug:

i'm watching Murray (he always looks good in white :hearts:)

it's 11.30 PM here and i'm feeling sleepy :yawn:
but i dont wanna miss Gillou match :hug: Berdych's taking 2-0 sets

maybe a nap is good idea :rolleyes:


** i saw Gillou link on www.betfair.com , if anyone wanna try