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lalaland
08-19-2009, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the interview, Fran.

Kolya is next. He will need all his legs, so hopefully he gets them both working tomorrow ;).

MsTree
08-19-2009, 11:06 PM
His hair will be that bit closer to perfection and Sky reckon their interactive service will be working again :D It's all good ;)

lalaland
08-20-2009, 02:39 AM
OMG, Gilles & Jim won their double match :eek::eek::eek:

4-6, 7-6, 12-10 :worship::worship::worship:

Gosh, I wish we can see some pictures of the winning team.

lalaland
08-20-2009, 02:59 AM
Came across this journalist's blog: http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2009-08-19/2112.php

Andy Murray was slated to give an interview at 10:30 AM, but the interview did not start until 11:05 AM. This is a common occurrence as John Isner also arrived 25 minutes late to his interview (Gilles Simon arrived 10 minutes early)...Gilles' a punctual guy, I like that :)

Gilles Simon vs. Igor Andreev

This match intrigued me as both players are willing to rally. The first set was close with Gilles Simon winning the tiebreaker 7-5. In a surprise tactic, Simon moved to the net on set point and hit a winning volley. The 2nd set saw some dicey service games, but both players held and pushed to another tiebreaker. Andreev jumped to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreaker in part by slicing his backhand and taking pace off of the ball. Simon feeds off of pace, but generating his own pace led to uncharacteristic errors. Simon fought back to take a 6-5 lead and hold a match point. Andreev hit a big serve, big forehand combination to save match point. Inspired by new life, Andreev powered through the next two points and leveled the match 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6).

Watching the #9 and #27 players in the world from close range at 7-6, 6-7 was awesome. These two guys are among the 30 best practitioners of their vocation in the world, and I was sitting 15′ away as they went toe to toe. Andreev’s forehand was bothering Simon, but Gilles’ ability to change the direction of the ball by hitting his backhand up the line also bothered Andreev. Simon hits both his serve and ground strokes harder than he did when I watched him win Indianapolis in 2008. As a fan, this is all I could ask for because 2 excellent players were dead even after fighting for 26 games.

The third set showed me why Gilles Simon is in the top 10. Never once did he look discouraged after losing the 2nd set and failing to convert a match point. Instead, he converted 2 of 2 break points in the 3rd set and saved 3 of 3 break points he faced. The 3rd set was a one sided 6-1 conclusion that easily could have been another tight set if Simon had not converted 100% of the break points he earned while saving 100% of the break points he faced.

Interviews

I asked Gilles Simon about his mindset after losing the 2nd set despite holding a match point. Simon’s answer was great. “… I had the impression I was still about to win the match.” Simon may never win a major, but his tidy play and fighting attitude are things average players can emulate. After answering questions in English, Simon took 15 minutes of questions in French. My French is beyond poor, but it was nice to hear nonetheless.
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Thanks for Mr. Journalist's insight. :)
Meanwhile, still waiting for tomorrow's OOP, it's 10pm ET already but they still haven't post it.

lalaland
08-20-2009, 04:46 AM
Only 20 mins before thurs came that the OOP for thurs finally comes:

Gilles plays the 3rd match on Grandstand, and the 2nd match on Ct 3 for the double (the first match on Ct 3 starts at 3pm, I'm sure they will wait for him if he got stuck in the singles).
Double good luck tomorrow, Gilles!

turtle-rn
08-20-2009, 06:40 AM
OMG, Gilles & Jim won their double match :eek::eek::eek:

4-6, 7-6, 12-10 :worship::worship::worship:
:eek: What happened??

Global warming these days...

Gilles plays the 3rd match on Grandstand, and the 2nd match on Ct 3 for the double (the first match on Ct 3 starts at 3pm, I'm sure they will wait for him if he got stuck in the singles).
That's really a poor OOP; his single and double match are basically scheduled at the same time.

MsTree
08-20-2009, 06:43 AM
They won in the doubles!!!!! :woohoo: :dance: :lol:

whattheheck
08-20-2009, 08:33 AM
Hope he isn't tired for tomorrow.

Truc
08-20-2009, 08:51 AM
OMG, Gilles & Jim won their double match :eek::eek::eek::worship:
It will totally boost their confidence, they must feel unbeatable now.

Thanks for the article, lala. Nothing new in L'Equipe, they confirm the knee is worrying ("pas fameux fameux"), but he seems in a good state of mind otherwise.
After his first round already he just said he felt "ultra-motivated". If there wasn't this knee problem, Cincy would be a great opportunity because we've seen so many half-hearted performances since the beginning of the tournament, Gilles' determination kind of stands out.

I won't be there tonight (I'm going to the Athletics World Championships :woohoo: ), it would be great if somebody could record the livestream.

rtgy
08-20-2009, 09:08 AM
OMG, Gilles & Jim won their double match :eek::eek:

4-6, 7-6, 12-10 :worship::worship:


:lol:


:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:


:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: :worship::worship:



Came across this journalist's blog: http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2009-08-19/2112.php

Interviews

I asked Gilles Simon about his mindset after losing the 2nd set despite holding a match point. Simon’s answer was great. “… I had the impression I was still about to win the match.” Simon may never win a major, but ........his tidy play and fighting attitude are things average players can emulate. After answering questions in English, Simon took 15 minutes of questions in French. My French is beyond poor, but it was nice to hear nonetheless.
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what is that a diagnose now:(


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thanx for the itw:hug:

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 09:39 AM
It will totally boost their confidence, they must feel unbeatable now.
:haha: seems as if I was right about their opponents in the end. ;)

turtle-rn
08-20-2009, 03:46 PM
I won't be there tonight (I'm going to the Athletics World Championships :woohoo: )
:speakles: Lucky you!! You'll get to see Allyson Felix! :hearts: (despite her being a religious fanatic but at least, she doesn't shove it on everyone else AFAIK)

If you go back there on Friday, don't miss Thornblad & Bednarek :hearts: in the high jump. Too bad the most stylish jumper and reigning olympic champ (Silnov) isn't there.

krn81
08-20-2009, 05:40 PM
They finally did it :worship::worship:
It is the beginning of a long success story :D

MsTree
08-20-2009, 05:56 PM
Have fun Fran! :D

it would be great if somebody could record the livestream.

Sky has their interactive service working again, so it would be my pleasure :D Learning curve here I come! :D

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 06:41 PM
Have fun at the athletics Fran:hug:

I only just found out Gilles and Jim won their 1st round doubles:o Congrats guys:worship::woohoo:

lalaland
08-20-2009, 07:23 PM
That's really a poor OOP; his single and double match are basically scheduled at the same time.

It's looking more and more like it now that the 1st match on Grandstand is going to distance after taking 2 hrs to finish the first 2 sets :rolleyes:. So what happened if Gilles' not available for the double at call time? They won't be forfeited, will they? :mad:

Oh, did I mention they saved a mp in the superTB to win it? Super cool.

turtle-rn
08-20-2009, 08:50 PM
No way. The players can't be held responsible for the lame OOP.

MsTree
08-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Surely it will just be postponed, Jim is going to take Nole all the way (then beat him, hopefully) ;)
Ferrer and Robredo have already taken the first set and they're the doubles match before our dream team :hearts:

Poor Jim :sad:

Gillou up next :D

He's in blue :)

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Phew! Has the wind gone?

MsTree
08-20-2009, 10:39 PM
It doesn't look as windy now.

What a cc pass :hearts:

Good start Gillou :D

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 10:39 PM
Wow cracking pass

rtgy
08-20-2009, 10:47 PM
BREAK!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

2-0:worship:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

rtgy
08-20-2009, 10:49 PM
:eek:OMG 3-0:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Hi all:wavey::hug:

3-0:bounce:

rtgy
08-20-2009, 10:55 PM
4-1 :worship:

ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Come on Gillou. I thought he was going to get thrashed from the first few points of the set but he is coming into it now yay.

MsTree
08-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Gillou is pulling out some great shots today :D

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 10:58 PM
Davydenko looks well rattled:D

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:03 PM
ufff that was close:eek: but hold 5-2:D


ALLEZ GILLOU!!!:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Keep up the intensity Gilles:rocker:

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 11:08 PM
Looking good for Gilles. Not all of Davydenko's errors are unforced. :D

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 11:09 PM
the calls in this match are horrendous

MsTree
08-20-2009, 11:11 PM
:( Back on serve :(

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:12 PM
:(:(:(:(:(:(WTF.....................broken 5-4:o:o:o:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Puschkin
08-20-2009, 11:12 PM
I am off, I always feel I am jinxing him.

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:13 PM
Allez Gillou:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Another backhand to backhand exchange that Gillou wins. SP 1.

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:18 PM
5-5:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:21 PM
6-5:rolleyes:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:23 PM
I don't want this to go to a tie-break:sobbing:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:30 PM
I've never seen Davydenko make so many UE's in one set,for a long time!!

MsTree
08-20-2009, 11:32 PM
He's being very chatty tonight :lol: Looking forward to the translations :D

2 SPs

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:35 PM
You don't want take an educated guess Les:lol:;)

6-6 in the tie-break,come on Gillou:bounce:

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:36 PM
6-7:sad::sad::sad:

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:36 PM
:sobbing::sobbing::bigcry:

MsTree
08-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Gillou's raging! :lol:

MsTree
08-20-2009, 11:40 PM
He got a code violation :lol:

Cloudygirl
08-20-2009, 11:40 PM
I've never seen him that mad..

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:40 PM
He's certainly keeping the commentary going,and those emotions running high:lol:

Gillou,Davydenko is still giving you presents. Accept them,hold onto them and refuse to give them back!!;):lol:

Gillou got a code violation!!!wow!!

lalaland
08-20-2009, 11:53 PM
Gosh Gilles, calm down. I wish he can just cool a little and not be so tight. C'mon, is still very winnable. Allez.

but-it's-ok
08-20-2009, 11:56 PM
Break:bounce:

Gillou,hold on tight;)

rtgy
08-20-2009, 11:57 PM
BREAK!!!:bounce::bounce::woohoo:

3-2:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:02 AM
2 Break Points saved:D Come on Gillou:bounce:

4-2:dance: That last shot of Davydenko's:o

Cloudygirl
08-21-2009, 12:02 AM
How much is he swearing!

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:03 AM
hold 4-2:D

lalaland
08-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Is the code violation for the racket? or the swearing? not that I know what he said, but it can't be anything good.

Cloudygirl
08-21-2009, 12:09 AM
Racket I think

Wow nice shot down the line there

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:12 AM
Cmon Gilles! Serve it out!!! Allez!

lalaland
08-21-2009, 12:13 AM
Yay, served out the 2nd, calm and cool, keep it this way.

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:13 AM
6-4:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:15 AM
Well done Gilles:D

1 set all and 75 points won by each of them:D

lalaland
08-21-2009, 12:15 AM
Kolya is playing like crap, there's no reason for Gilles to lose this one. C'mon Gilles, win it now, please.

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:17 AM
Kolya is playing like crap, there's no reason for Gilles to lose this one. C'mon Gilles, win it now, please.

Its the worst I've seen Kolya play in a long time,I want them both to play well at the same time,to give a true reflection of both players abilities;)

Allez Gillou:bounce:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:21 AM
early break 1-0 :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:21 AM
Break 1-0:dance: Full marks for getting the ball back into play so often,when Kolya should have put the ball away much earlier,Gillou you warrior:rocker2:

Gillou is playing smart,he knows Kolya is having a nightmare time on his backhand.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:23 AM
Kolya's had 50 UEs :eek:

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Gillou consolidates the break. He's still raging! :lol:

I can't take my eyes off his shorts :devil:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:34 AM
I can't take my eyes off his shorts :devil:

:rolls:

well good for you Les, there's a lot of material out there....:lol:


3-1:rocker2: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:34 AM
Great forehand winner Gillou:worship: Come on take him:bounce:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:35 AM
:rolls:

well good for you Les, there's a lot of material out there..:lol:

Yavor,:rolls::yeah:
:hug:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:39 AM
An emphatic service hold there from Gillou.

4-2:bounce:

Allez Gillou:bounce:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 12:40 AM
Raging Gilles is the sexiest, me like :drool:.

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:41 AM
4-3

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:42 AM
Yavor,:rolls::yeah:
:hug:


:lol:
DI:hug:

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:46 AM
:inlove::inlove:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:46 AM
Great game from Gillou there,some really clutch serving. That short shot of Kolya's on the last point:confused:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:49 AM
5-4 and serving for the match..........ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:52 AM
2 MPs ALLEZ!!!!

lalaland
08-21-2009, 12:54 AM
Thank goodness, he won!:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:54 AM
Yeeeeeeeessssssss:banana::bounce::worship:

6-7(6) 6-4 6-4 Gillou wins:rocker2:

MsTree
08-21-2009, 12:55 AM
:woohoo: Fantastic serve at the 2nd matchpoint :D

Gillou throwing his racket to the crowd too :lol:

61 UEs for Davydenko :tape: Well done Gillou for not fucking it up :)

Truc
08-21-2009, 12:55 AM
I know I had asked for the livestream recording, but I came back home just in time for the match, so no need to upload it for me.

(And I was following it with the sound off, I can't help for the translations, sorry.)

rtgy
08-21-2009, 12:57 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Mint Chip
08-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Glad he won :D Got a little scared after he lost the set and got really pissed off. Hope make it to the semis :yeah:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Oh, but Les, if you have the rip, can I ask for it? I went out to a meeting in the 3rd set and just get to see the first game miss the most part of the 3rd until the end. Well, if it's not too much trouble, otherwise, it's no big deal, he won anyway.

rawalya
08-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Gillou won :rocker2: :hug: :worship: :kiss: :bounce: :bigclap: :yeah:


Nole next !!!

Scotso
08-21-2009, 01:06 AM
:yippee:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 01:16 AM
So do they still gonna go for the double?

Edit: The answer is yes, they already started, 1-0. The other must have started warming up before Gilles even finished his singles. lol. Go Gilles/Jeremy.

PinkFeatherBoa
08-21-2009, 02:46 AM
They lost the doubles 6-2 6-4. The 1 match winning streak was fun while it lasted. ;) :awww:

Well done on the singles victory, Gilles.

lalaland
08-21-2009, 03:50 AM
His match against Nole is the 3rd single matches of the day, 1st single starts at 12pm when the tv coverage starts. That means no Gillou/Nole on TV for me :mad::mad::mad:, 2 of my favorite players :crying2: playing each other. ESPN sucks, showing 3 of 4 QFs and still misses my favorites :banghead:.

whattheheck
08-21-2009, 06:19 AM
At least it's available for streaming, right?

lalaland
08-21-2009, 06:29 AM
Yes, it should be on streaming. I just really want to watch it on big screen HD tv, that's all.

rawalya
08-21-2009, 06:47 AM
another gorgeous-battle match after one which had Nole/Jeremy

just cant wait to see :inlove: Gillou vs Nole

turtle-rn
08-21-2009, 06:57 AM
Yay! First win of the year over a top ten player; it was about time!

Allez Gilles!

MsTree
08-21-2009, 06:58 AM
Aye no bother, I'll make a start on it later! :)

Puschkin
08-21-2009, 07:03 AM
Well done. Gilles. I left after the breaker, and what happened? I really seem to be his demon, as soon as I stop watching even on the telly, he wins.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Gillou kept hitting the odd great shot and Nikolay kept hitting UEs. A good win for him considering he got so angry with himself, there was loads of shouting and (I guess) self abuse as well as the code violation!
Hope he's not too knackered today! :)

Puschkin
08-21-2009, 10:23 AM
Gillou kept hitting the odd great shot and Nikolay kept hitting UEs. A good win for him considering he got so angry with himself, there was loads of shouting and (I guess) self abuse as well as the code violation!
Hope he's not too knackered today! :)

Djokovic was shaky yesterday, so prospects are good. I am not watching either (off for holidays), so Gilles has no excuses not to win. ;)

whattheheck
08-21-2009, 11:40 AM
Yay! First win of the year over a top ten player; it was about time!

Allez Gilles!

Took him a long time

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 12:51 PM
I'm just looking forward to this match so much!!:rocker2:

Tutu
08-21-2009, 01:02 PM
Me too. :lol:

Scotso
08-21-2009, 01:14 PM
Unfortunately it's outside ESPN2's coverage window, as always. :rolleyes:

The only matches I want to see are the only ones they never show. But I'm sure ESPN thinks that seeing Murray spank Benneteau or Federer spank Llegs (again) is more entertaining than two ubertalented headcases slugging it out. Oh well.

Truc
08-21-2009, 01:48 PM
I'm keeping my expectations low, two of their matches have been quite a pain to watch so far.

It looks like he pulled out of New Haven. And no Gilles&Jim at the USO either.

lalaland
08-21-2009, 06:17 PM
I'm so trying not to expect anything, but this is so winnable (and I probably jinx him for saying that). Nole is just, unpredictable, some matches he played really well and lost (Olympics SF and Rome SF) and some matches he played really poorly but won (against Fed in Spring and when he beat Gilles in Dubai). Well, I guess it has everything to do with who he won or lost against, but still. Ideally, they both decide to put on a show and play great eventhough no one can see it on TV :rolleyes:, and then Gilles wins it ;).

I think Gilles knows he can beat Nole more than any other top 4, that's why he got nervous and choke at both the previous matches, unlike when he played Rafa or Fed, he just felt he has nothing to lose.

But anyhow, I hope for a good match and Gilles gets to play over the weekend.

And OMG, Julien is leading Murray a set and a break up :eek:, so who knows.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 06:28 PM
Benneteau's been playing really well today, and he ran Nole close (I forget where but within the last few months).

lalaland
08-21-2009, 06:33 PM
Benneteau's been playing really well today, and he ran Nole close (I forget where but within the last few months).

until I jinxed him and he lost 3 games in a roll to down a break now :o, sorry Benny.
It would be funny to see Muzza gets beaten by a LL since all the commentators here thinks Muzza is invincible on hardcourt. But then, I want to watch him plays Fed in the next round, and I like Muzza too. So go Muzza.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 06:44 PM
I want to see Andy win but I also want to see him forced to play his best tennis rather than coast through his matches so I'm quite enjoying this. They had a good match at Wimbledon 2006 too. Benneteau doesn't get enough love imo :devil:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 07:01 PM
I'm with you, I want to see someone pushes Muzza to give him a little scare, it's too boring to see him cruising all the time. I'm quite sure he will get to the SF now. I love Benny when he beat Roddick long time ago in some small events in US, way back when Roddick won all those MM US events that he can get to. Haven't watch him much lately though.

lalaland
08-21-2009, 07:14 PM
It looks like he pulled out of New Haven. And no Gilles&Jim at the USO either.

Seems like he did, per Pilot's blog:

Ninth-ranked Gilles Simon, who would have been the No. 2 seed in the men's draw, has pulled out. Haven't heard the official reason but you don't need to be a genius to figure it out. He reached the third round in Canada and is into the quarterfinals in Cincinnati.

We'll see if there are any other of these "I have played enough tennis so I am pulling out" withdrawals. The candidates to keep an eye on are Sam Querrey on the men's side (although he was eliminated from Cincinnati) and Samantha Stosur and Agnieszka Radwanska on the women's side. Stosur is still alive in singles and doubles in Toronto while Radwanska will play Maria Sharapova in singles tonight.

http://pilotpennhr.blogspot.com/2009/08/simon-says-withdrawal.html

MsTree
08-21-2009, 09:07 PM
Here we go.... :D

Allez Gilles!!! :D

lamnathalie
08-21-2009, 09:12 PM
Allez Gilles!!! :D

Allez Gilles!!! :rocker2:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Gillou time:bounce:

ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
OMG the "RF" guy hit Gillou upon his head with the coin:lol:


Gillou:hug:(btw, he looks gorgeous:worship:)

MsTree
08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
Wonder if that's our Jess who just got namechecked on Sky? :)

Brownie
08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
ALLEZ!!!!! :banana: :rocker2:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Here we go.... :D

Allez Gilles!!! :D


:eek: :lol:


Les :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:


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Mo:inlove:(my fave)

lalaland
08-21-2009, 09:27 PM
does anyone has a stream that's in English? I got all kind of foreign language but there's none in ENG.

Truc
08-21-2009, 09:32 PM
When I said I'm keeping my expectations low, I was referring to the quality of play, not the result. The Marseille match was a total pain to watch, it's the match of Gilles I dislike the most. I prefer to get ready for some ugly tennis.

I forgot to start RMC, is somebody recording since Ayane asked for it?

MsTree
08-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Yes I'm recording it :)

rawalya
08-21-2009, 09:36 PM
www.bet365.com has Eng commentary :D


:wavey: Hi everyone

Gillou :rocker2:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 09:38 PM
does anyone has a stream that's in English? I got all kind of foreign language but there's none in ENG.


I'm watching bet365:)

Jess22
08-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Wonder if that's our Jess who just got namechecked on Sky? :)

:lol: Nope but just shows how popular Gilles is :) It's so nice seeing Gilles back at this stage in masters event though and like fighting through his matches more

MsTree
08-21-2009, 09:41 PM
I don't think you can get Bet365 in the States :(

Nothing http://www.atdhe.net/ or http://www.channelsurfing.net/ ?

lalaland
08-21-2009, 09:41 PM
www.bet365.com has Eng commentary :D


:wavey: Hi everyone

Gillou :rocker2:

:wavey:

Thx. But I'm in US, can't do that betting site. I should find some time to figure out the pro_xy thing.

lalaland
08-21-2009, 09:45 PM
I don't think you can get Bet365 in the States :(

Nothing http://www.atdhe.net/ or http://www.channelsurfing.net/ ?

No, nothing in www.fromsport.com either. That's alright, at least I can watch it, not sure what language that is but at least the stream is steady.

rawalya
08-21-2009, 09:50 PM
:wavey:

Thx. But I'm in US, can't do that betting site.

:hug:

try this http://www.livescorehunter.com/Live-Streaming-Video.php


Nole threw his racquet :eek:

Gillou asked for the white towel :lol:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 10:01 PM
4-5:rolleyes:

MsTree
08-21-2009, 10:06 PM
Unlucky Gillou :(

rawalya
08-21-2009, 10:08 PM
TT__TT~ the first set is gone

6-4 to Nole

rtgy
08-21-2009, 10:08 PM
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


:smash::smash::smash::explode::explode::explode:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 10:13 PM
I found one now, in case anyone needs it:

http://www.fromsport.com/video-58881.html

Gilles lost the first set. C'mon, come back time now.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 10:14 PM
He's being very vocal tonight too!

And breathing heavily - you don't often see him out of breath!

lalaland
08-21-2009, 10:26 PM
These commentators crack me up, I always like these 2.

lalaland
08-21-2009, 10:30 PM
And breathing heavily - you don't often see him out of breath!

I think he's a bit out of gas, it's a lot of tennis considering he just hasn't been getting deep in tourney much until now. I think he was trying to hit winners off the return in the last Nole's svcs game just to not have to run.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 10:32 PM
I've got Barry Cowan (yes really him) and Peter Fleming but I really long for Robbie Koenig and Jason Goodall, they're fab!

Allez Gilles!

Break on a DF! :lol:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 10:33 PM
break 3-2:D



---------------
Nole:hug:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 10:37 PM
rebreak:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

I'm furious...............:mad:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 10:41 PM
I get Robbie Koenig and Jason Goodall.

Gosh, Gilles' like giving up. C'mon, don't.
I mean, he looks knackered, and laboring a bit on court, not moving well or much. But he managed to hold from 15-40. so it's good, for now.

MsTree
08-21-2009, 10:44 PM
Good hold Gillou :D

You need another good hold here!

Allez!

MsTree
08-21-2009, 10:56 PM
Aw Gilles :hug:

lalaland
08-21-2009, 10:58 PM
:sad: he lost. Well, still a good week. Now rest and get prepare for the next big one.

rawalya
08-21-2009, 10:59 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Gillou http://www.pantip.com/cafe/toy/image/toy21.gif


good night everyone :wavey:

Jess22
08-21-2009, 11:00 PM
Poor Gilles :hug: Good week anyways :yeah:

but-it's-ok
08-21-2009, 11:00 PM
Gillou:awww:

:sobbing::hug::hug:

rtgy
08-21-2009, 11:02 PM
damn it Gilles:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: he was awful:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

whattheheck
08-21-2009, 11:03 PM
Hope his knee's better for the Open.

krn81
08-21-2009, 11:04 PM
The end of the match was weird. I had feeling he had a problem with his knee, he was walking. Am i alone to have seen that?
Anyway he did a good week and i am waiting the us open now!

lalaland
08-21-2009, 11:11 PM
I think he's definitely having trouble with the knee, combine with the fact that he is out of gas. He stops running pretty much after he got broken back. He served well enough to not get broken but he's in no physical condition to do anything with the return game.

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 01:10 AM
Will he withdraw then from Pilot Pen?

MsTree
08-22-2009, 01:28 AM
He already has :(

Naina
08-22-2009, 08:55 AM
He already has :(

Smart decision. Dont want to aggravate whatever is bothering his knee :sad:

Scotso
08-22-2009, 09:36 AM
He should probably take a long break after the US Open.

Scotso
08-22-2009, 09:38 AM
OMG the "RF" guy hit Gillou upon his head with the coin:lol:


Gillou:hug:(btw, he looks gorgeous:worship:)

:lol:

I need a video of picture of this.

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 12:14 PM
How many points does he defend after the Open? Maybe he needs to take the rest of the year off. He was saying in interviews this week that he's playing through the injury. Hope it doesn't get aggravated.

MsTree
08-22-2009, 12:53 PM
He's defending roughly 2/3 of his points from now to the end of the season :eek:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Gilles-Simon.aspx?t=rb


"Best 18" Singles Points Breakdown
See Doubles Rankings Points Breakdown Learn More About "Best 18"
World Championship
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
09.11.2008 Tennis Masters Cup S 400 16.11.2009
Grand Slams
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
19.01.2009 Australian Open Q 360 01.02.2010
22.06.2009 Wimbledon R16 180 05.07.2010
25.08.2008 US Open R32 150 14.09.2009
25.05.2009 Roland Garros R32 90 07.06.2010
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
12.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Madrid F 700 19.10.2009
26.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Paris R16 150 02.11.2009
10.08.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada R16 90 16.08.2010
10.05.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid R16 90 17.05.2010
27.04.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome R16 90 03.05.2010
25.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami R16 90 05.04.2010
12.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells R32 45 22.03.2010
12.04.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo R32 10 19.04.2010
ATP World Tour 500
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
23.02.2009 Dubai S 180 01.03.2010
09.02.2009 Rotterdam R16 45 15.02.2010
01.01.2009 Davis Cup - 10
Best of Other Countable Tournaments
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
08.09.2008 Bucharest W 350 14.09.2009
20.10.2008 Lyon S 200 26.10.2009
16.02.2009 Marseille S 90 22.02.2010
Non-Countable Tournaments
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
03.05.2009 Estoril Q 45 10.05.2010
13.07.2009 Stuttgart R16 20 19.07.2010
08.06.2009 London - Queen's Club R16 20 14.06.2010
19.07.2009 Hamburg R32 0 26.07.2010
17.05.2009 World Team Championship RR 0 24.05.2010
12.01.2009 Sydney R16 0 18.01.2010
06.10.2008 Vienna R32 0 12.10.2009
29.09.2008 Metz R32 0 05.10.2009

rtgy
08-22-2009, 05:36 PM
:lol:

I need a video of picture of this.

:lol: yes that was really funny:) and Gillou was laughing a lot about that:lol:

sorry I don't have neither video or pic of this moment:o

MsTree
08-22-2009, 06:02 PM
:lol: yes that was really funny:) and Gillou was laughing a lot about that:lol:

sorry I don't have neither video or pic of this moment:o

I uploaded the warmup, links in the video thread... I think the coin might've missed Gillou but not by much! :lol:

Truc
08-22-2009, 07:55 PM
Q. You didn't win, but you played quite well and you had a great tournament. How are you feeling going into the US Open? Are you ready to do some damage?
GILLES SIMON: I don't know. (Laughter.) I have some damage. I'm not ready to make some.
But no, it's good for me to reach the quarterfinal. It's the first time this year in the Masters Series. I lost too many times in the last 16, so it was better than the other ones.
I had a victory yesterday against Nikolay. He's never easy to defeat, so of course it's good for my confidence. After I hope that I will be able to play as usual, to run better than that. If my body let me play as I want, I think I can be hard to defeat, yes.

Q. There was a couple points near the end of the match where there was a couple dropshots that you didn't go after, and a couple wide shots that you kind of just let them go by. Were you feeling okay out there?
GILLES SIMON: No, because normally I play these points. No, I still have my problems. That was not a good day, because I felt that he was -- he had some problems to breathing on the court. He was also tired.
I wanted to make him run, but every time I tried to I had to run too. Finally it was too painful to play these points. I prefer to keep playing in two shots, two or three shots, one good serve sometimes, and after I hit the ball.
But I think it's not enough to defeat a player like him. He's too good, too consistent. It's not easy to win in two shots against Novak Djokovic.

Q. Was it because of the weather, or are you just getting exhausted from the tour?
GILLES SIMON: No, it's my knee. No, I'm never exhausted. You should know that.

Q. What is the injury?
GILLES SIMON: Still my knee. Still my problem from Roland Garros. I am playing with this for three months now. Sometimes it's okay and sometimes not. This week it was harder. Finally I reached the quarterfinal, but it was harder than the other tournaments. I'm not moving as usual.
Well, when I'm -- I think it's my strength to move, usually to play some shot, to bring all the balls. When I'm not playing this way, then I'm not Gilles Simon anymore.

Q. You've been in the top 10 for a little bit now, most of the year. How has it been in the last year to be in the top 10, to reach that goal?
GILLES SIMON: Well, it was nice. It was very good, because I wanted to improve. I started the year like 30, something like this, and finally I finished the year 7. So I was a little bit surprised myself.
But finally after the season I just saw that I defeated all the best players, so that was a good reason to be in the top 10. I defeated the three best players in the world.
Yeah, I reached the top 10 faster than I thought, but I'm not complaining.

Q. Is life as a player different when you're in the top 10? Have you noticed any differences being on the tour this year?
GILLES SIMON: No. What is different is that everybody are -- people and journalists always think that you have to win every match. When you defeat the best players one time, everybody think that you're gonna do it every time. It's not working that way. We know that all the players are very hard to defeat.
In the first months I didn't allow me to lose some match. Sometimes I said, No, you don't have to lose this kind of match. Finally I was not playing good anymore.
I think that after Roland Garros it was much more easier for me. I changed my point of view. When I just come -- when I get into the court, I just want to win my match. I don't matter about who's my opponent. I try to win every match.
So even when I'm not feeling good, as this week, finally I reached the quarterfinal and it's better.

Q. We missed you in Indianapolis last month. Is there a reason you didn't go back? Once you saw how the draw ended up and Andy not being there, do you wish you would have been there?
GILLES SIMON: Well, it's a strange year for me, because the five very good tournaments I played last year I couldn't defend to this year. First it was Casablanca just before Roland Garros. I didn't want to play the week before the slam.
Then Indianapolis. The reason is I didn't want to stay -- not that I don't like United States, but I didn't want to stay for seven weeks in a row here. So I wanted to come only for four tournaments in a row. That's long enough. That's why I didn't play.
Madrid I had to defend on clay finally this year because it's not indoor hardcourt anymore. I think I won't play Bucharest. And I couldn't defend in Toronto.
No, no, it was a very nice tournament, Indianapolis. I think I'm gonna play this tournament. I don't know if it's gonna be next year or in two years.
But, no, this year I prefer to -- even I have my problem with my knee, so I had to rest a little bit.

Q. Are you playing next week or just resting up for the Open?
GILLES SIMON: No, I rest. I pull out from New Haven. I hope I will be ready and a 100% for the US Open.

Q. Is the knee getting better?
GILLES SIMON: No, it's worse actually. It's worse, but next tournament is in ten days, so good time to rest.
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=58654

whattheheck
08-22-2009, 11:48 PM
He's defending roughly 2/3 of his points from now to the end of the season :eek:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Gilles-Simon.aspx?t=rb


"Best 18" Singles Points Breakdown
See Doubles Rankings Points Breakdown Learn More About "Best 18"
World Championship
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
09.11.2008 Tennis Masters Cup S 400 16.11.2009
Grand Slams
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
19.01.2009 Australian Open Q 360 01.02.2010
22.06.2009 Wimbledon R16 180 05.07.2010
25.08.2008 US Open R32 150 14.09.2009
25.05.2009 Roland Garros R32 90 07.06.2010
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
12.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Madrid F 700 19.10.2009
26.10.2008 ATP Masters Series Paris R16 150 02.11.2009
10.08.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada R16 90 16.08.2010
10.05.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid R16 90 17.05.2010
27.04.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome R16 90 03.05.2010
25.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami R16 90 05.04.2010
12.03.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells R32 45 22.03.2010
12.04.2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo R32 10 19.04.2010
ATP World Tour 500
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
23.02.2009 Dubai S 180 01.03.2010
09.02.2009 Rotterdam R16 45 15.02.2010
01.01.2009 Davis Cup - 10
Best of Other Countable Tournaments
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
08.09.2008 Bucharest W 350 14.09.2009
20.10.2008 Lyon S 200 26.10.2009
16.02.2009 Marseille S 90 22.02.2010
Non-Countable Tournaments
Date Tournament Round Points Drop Date
03.05.2009 Estoril Q 45 10.05.2010
13.07.2009 Stuttgart R16 20 19.07.2010
08.06.2009 London - Queen's Club R16 20 14.06.2010
19.07.2009 Hamburg R32 0 26.07.2010
17.05.2009 World Team Championship RR 0 24.05.2010
12.01.2009 Sydney R16 0 18.01.2010
06.10.2008 Vienna R32 0 12.10.2009
29.09.2008 Metz R32 0 05.10.2009

:confused::bigcry: What is it with these French guys? They reach top 10 and then shit happens.

Scotso
08-23-2009, 05:07 AM
Murray losing to Federer ruined my day.

lalaland
08-23-2009, 05:13 AM
Nole won saved my day, that's after Fed has ruined it.

lalaland
08-23-2009, 05:27 AM
:confused::bigcry: What is it with these French guys? They reach top 10 and then shit happens.

I've decided to have some faith, maybe Gillou can stay there afterall. I'm fairly certain that he'll still be top 10 after USO unless.... As a X-file fan, I want to believe :).

Truc
08-23-2009, 08:45 AM
In L'Equipe today:
Simon dur du genou
Toujours handicapé par son inflammation, le Français est dans le doute avant l’US Open.

GILLES SIMON NE SERA PAS à New Haven la semaine prochaine. Vendredi, à la dernière minute, il s’est retiré du tournoi dans lequel il avait pourtant initialement prévu de jouer avant l’US Open.« J’avais pas envie de jouer, voilà ! », commença par rigoler le Français, peu après sa défaite vendredi soir en quarts de finale à Cincinnati face à Djokovic (6-4, 7-5).Avant d’ajouter, en grimaçant : « Non, bien sûr, c’est autre chose. Le genou, évidemment... »
P... de genou droit et foutue inflammation au tendon sous-rotulien qui ne le lâche plus depuis ce faux mouvement fatal lors du troisième tour de Roland-Garros face au Roumain Hanescu, et qu’il traîne comme un boulet de tournoi en tournoi... « Quand il a mal, il en bave », nous avait confié cette semaine son entraîneur, Thierry Tulasne. Vendredi, contre Djokovic, Gilles Simon avait mal. Très mal. Trop mal. « Et sur la fin, je me suis fait encore un peu plus mal », révélait même le Français, donnant alors tout son sens à une fin de rencontre où on l’avait vu commencer à boitiller. « Ce qui me faisait marrer, c’est que « Djoko » n’avait pas l’air très bien non plus. Moi je jouais sur une jambe et lui n’arrivait plus à respirer, ça devenait pour le moins étonnant, trouva-t-il le cœur à plaisanter après coup. Du coup je me suis dit : “Allez, essaie, continue jusqu’au bout, on ne sait jamais, tout peut arriver sur un malentendu ”... »
Portant des patchs anti-inflammatoires quasiment en permanence – ce qui a fini par lui laisser de vilaines traces sur la peau, comme si celle-ci commençait à être légèrement brûlée – Gilles Simon a dû se résoudre à prendre également des anti-inflammatoires par voie orale depuis le milieu de la semaine, « ce qui n’est jamais très bon signe ». Dans ce contexte, on le comprend, un crochet par New Haven sur la route de New York n’avait plus sa raison d’être.
« Évidemment, Flushing, ça va être chaud ! En attendant, repos ! Rien jusqu’à mercredi prochain. Pas de tennis, rien ! Et après on verra bien. Heureusement, j’ai Chris (Christophe Ceccaldi, kiné de la fédé qui l’accompagne) avec moi et, dans quatre ou cinq jours ça peut aller beaucoup mieux. Après tout, ce n’est qu’une inflammation, ça peut partir comme c’est venu... » – MARC BEAUPÈRE

Truc
08-23-2009, 08:48 AM
He pulled out of New Haven in last minute on Friday. "I didn't feel like playing there!" he jokes. And then he admits with a grimace: "No, of course not, it's because of the knee..."
The inflammation of the subpatellar sinew has been like a "millstone around his neck" since Roland-Garros. Tulasne said to the journalist during the week: "He's having a really hard time when the knee hurts". Against Djokovic on Friday, it was hurting. Too much. "And at the end I hurt myself even a bit more", Gilles adds, explaining the last part of the match when he was limiping on the court. "It was funny because 'Djoko' didn't seem to feel very well either. I was playing on one leg and he couldn't breathe anymore, it was getting weird. So I said to myself: 'Allez, just try, keep playing, you never know, anything can happen with a misunderstanding...'"
He's been wearing all the time anti-inflammatory patches which are starting to leave bad marks on his skin, as if it was burnt, and he had to resign himself to taking anti-inflammatories orally too since the middle of the week, "which never is a very good sign".
"'Flushing' will be tough, sure! Complete rest now! Nothing until next Wednesday. No tennis, nothing! And then we'll see. Luckily Chris (Ceccaldi, the FFT physio) is here with me and it can get a lot better after 4-5 days. It's just an inflammation, after all, it can go the same way as it started..."

Truc
08-23-2009, 09:57 AM
And this article is pretty much the same, I'm only posting it because of the last part:
Gilles Simon, le genou en question

CINCINNATI (Etats-Unis), 22 août 2009 (AFP) Le Français Gilles Simon, 9e joueur mondial, va aborder l'US Open avec un problème au genou droit qu'il traîne depuis trois mois et qui ne s'est pas vraiment arrangé à Cincinnati, où il a atteint les quarts de finale.

Simon, perturbé depuis Roland-Garros par une inflammation chronique au tendon rotulien, comme en témoigne un bandage blanc juste sous le genou, a renoncé au tournoi de New Haven (Connecticut), qui débute dimanche et qu'il avait prévu de jouer avant le coup d'envoi du dernier tournoi du Grand Chelem de la saison, le 31 août.

Après une semaine dans l'Ohio très satisfaisante quant aux résultats, avec trois victoires, dont une contre le 8e mondial Nikolay Davydenko, Simon ne cache pas que l'état de son genou ne s'est pas arrangé. D'autant qu'il a disputé aussi deux matches de double avec Jérémy Chardy.

"New York ? Ça va être chaud mais on verra bien. Déjà, je crois que d'ici jeudi, mon programme ça va être +RIEN+, repos complet. Après je reprendrai en douceur et on verra. Une inflammation, ça peut partir en 4 ou 5 jours parfois, on ne sait jamais...", explique-t-il.

"Si mon corps me laisse jouer comme je veux à New York, je pense que je peux être dur à battre", assure-t-il toutefois.

"La peau pourrie"

"Je n'arrivais pas à marcher à la fin de mon match contre Djokovic (vendredi en quart). Je joue avec ce problème et parfois ça va, parfois non, mais cette semaine c'était plus dur. Je ne bougeais pas aussi bien que d'habitude. Et c'est ma force de bouger, de courir sur toutes les balles. Quand je ne peux pas le faire, je ne suis plus Gilles Simon", regrette-t-il.

Si le Niçois montre parfois des petits signes d'agacement quand on l'interroge sur son genou, c'est surtout par pudeur, pour ne pas en faire une excuse: "Ce n'est pas un secret que j'ai mal au genou, mais je ne veux pas trop en parler parce que je ne veux pas donner l'impression de me plaindre."

Et le Tricolore, révélation de la saison passée, losqu'il avait entamé l'année 2008 à la 30e place mondiale avant de la boucler dix mois plus tard à la 7e, fait contre mauvaise fortune bon coeur.
"J'ai la peau pourrie tellement je mets des anti-inflammatoires", s'amuse-t-il en montrant la zone touchée.

Quant à savoir s'il était judicieux de s'aligner aussi en double à Cincinnati, Simon n'a pas d'avis tranché: "Le premier m'a bien aidé car j'étais mal après mon 2e tour mardi et je me suis senti bien mieux en double peu après. Par contre le deuxième, celui de jeudi soir (perdu dans la foulée de sa victoire contre Davydenko) n'a pas aidé, c'est certain."

"Mais c'était pas prévu, normalement je n'en joue qu'un !", a plaisanté un Simon tout sourire, qui a en effet enregistré cette semaine la première victoire de sa carrière associé à son ami Jérémy Chardy, après neuf échecs au premier tour en moins d'un an.
http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/bb6cb96e-8eff-11de-a027-4e118beec50f/US_Open_-_Gilles_Simon_le_genou_en_question

It's all about his knee, he doesn't want to use it as an excuse, though, that's why he doesn't like being asked about it all the time, etc.
Was it reasonable to play in doubles too in these circumstances? "The first match helped me because I wasn't having a very good feeling after my 2nd round on Tuesday and I felt much better during the doubles. The 2nd doubles match, on the other hand, didn't help for sure."
"But that one wasn't planned, I usually play only one match in doubles!"

turtle-rn
08-23-2009, 10:07 AM
"But that one wasn't planned, I usually play only one match in doubles!"
:lol:

Hardly a joke though.

but-it's-ok
08-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the articles Fran;)

I am torn and upset for Gillou. I'm torn because I want him to play to protect his ranking points,but then again...I'm upset because really I want him to rest his knee,to prevent still further damage..I wish he was in a good position to take a break from tennis,for the sake of his health and career. I hate to think of him struggling through the pain:awww::tears:

Success always comes at a price:sobbing::sobbing:

Gillou:hug::hug:

whattheheck
08-23-2009, 11:58 AM
What will never be gone is his sense of humor :)

rtgy
08-23-2009, 01:31 PM
"But that one wasn't planned, I usually play only one match in doubles!"


:rolls:

rtgy
08-23-2009, 01:32 PM
What will never be gone is his sense of humor :)

true:lol:

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

MsTree
08-23-2009, 03:40 PM
Murray losing to Federer ruined my day.

Nole won saved my day, that's after Fed has ruined it.

x2
Have to say I'm warming to Nole ;) Hope he wins in the final :D

"But that one wasn't planned, I usually play only one match in doubles!"

:lol: Trust Gillou to cheer us all up :D

lalaland
08-23-2009, 06:41 PM
"But that one wasn't planned, I usually play only one match in doubles!"

I wonder if he said that in a straight face :lol:.

I hope there's enough time to rest his knee so he can get ready for USO. The past 2 weeks' been encouraging since he seems to get back some of his form, I hope he'll be able to carry on that positive momentum despite the knee problem.

turtle-rn
08-23-2009, 06:47 PM
Allez Elena!! annihilate the screeching giant! :(

turtle-rn
08-23-2009, 08:48 PM
:yippee:

6/4 6/3 in 2h04! >_<

MsTree
08-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Thought you liked screechy birds :devil:

turtle-rn
08-23-2009, 10:03 PM
Haha.

Well, I guess I like birds with tails, not so much birds with ponytails. :p

Scotso
08-24-2009, 04:02 AM
Nole. Ugh.

Lena. :yeah:

tedlesurfeur
08-24-2009, 04:58 PM
Nole. Ugh.

Lena. :yeah:

Yeah, but she always loses to Serena in Grand Slams. :eek:

I'm off to watch Gillou-Nole now.

Truc
08-26-2009, 07:50 AM
You're masochistic!

There is a long article about the Frenchies in NY in L'Equipe today, but nothing about Gilles since he hasn't resumed the training yet. Probably today.

tedlesurfeur
08-26-2009, 03:57 PM
You're masochistic!

There is a long article about the Frenchies in NY in L'Equipe today, but nothing about Gilles since he hasn't resumed the training yet. Probably today.

Y'all said he didn't play well, but he sure didn't play like crap. C'mon. Don't bury him. Little poussin is a growing bird, and might become a phoenix, and be on fire again.

Have you bought l'equipe today? Because there's nothing about Gilles on their website.

tedlesurfeur
08-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Thought you liked screechy birds :devil:

Oh, talking about birds, I hadn't noticed this one.

Haha.

Well, I guess I like birds with tails, not so much birds with ponytails. :p

I bet ya. A comment on my Gillou-Phoenix metaphor perhaps?

Truc
08-26-2009, 10:15 PM
Y'all said he didn't play well, but he sure didn't play like crap. C'mon. Don't bury him. Little poussin is a growing bird, and might become a phoenix, and be on fire again.

Have you bought l'equipe today? Because there's nothing about Gilles on their website.soulage posted in the other thread the article I was talking about:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9013895#post9013895
But there's nothing about Gilles since he isn't training with the others yet.

As for the Nole match, I didn't find the first set that bad either. I thought at first it was better than their other matches. But it's really not a match I would rewatch or recommend because of the ugly 2nd set when Gilles wasn't running anymore.

Hannah4eva
08-26-2009, 10:25 PM
Thanx for that Fran (jus wanted to say how much I appreciate your translations and updates!)

I didn't think the first set was that bad either at one stage I thought he was playing better than novak but all that it needed was that one break which was a shame because I think a tie break might have been better. The 2nd set though was far too depressing :eek:

Truc
08-27-2009, 07:56 AM
De rien, and welcome around!

There are some news in L'Equipe today, he practiced yesterday 2 hours with Rodgeur and didn't feel any pain in the knee. Tulasne says he wasn't hampered in his movements and he didn't mention his knee after the training session. They had fun with Fed, so he's in good spirits.
He will increase the training load a bit today: one hour with Tulasne, one hour with Cilic and one hour with Safin.

InfiniteSadness
08-27-2009, 09:06 AM
That's good news if he could practice yesterday and felt no pain. I hope he would be able to practice more today and that he will be fine for the US Open.

soulage
08-27-2009, 05:14 PM
USO Draw is out Gimeno-Traver and a possible third round vs Ferrero if i rememember well lol. I hope i'm not wrong

leptiric
08-27-2009, 05:21 PM
USO Draw is out Gimeno-Traver and a possible third round vs Ferrero if i rememember well lol. I hope i'm not wrong

not again!! :(
i dont want ferrero and him playing each other...knew something like that would happen! at least if it gets to that, ill have one person less to follow since i have my exams in 2 weeks:banghead:...

rawalya
08-27-2009, 05:49 PM
The seeds:

Federer
Hewitt
Blake
Robredo
Soderling
Querrey
Mathieu
Davydenko

Djokovic
Andreev
Kohlschreiber
Stepanek
Verdasco
Haas
Hanescu
Roddick

Tsonga
Troicki
Berdych
Gonzalez
Monfils
Ferrer
Almagro
Nadal

del Potro
Fish
Ferrero
Simon
Cilic
Wawrinka
Karlovic
Murray


:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

but-it's-ok
08-27-2009, 05:51 PM
This entire USO draw sucks completely,I'm very:sad::sad:and it makes me want to:shout::shout::shout:

:help::help:

Now I've got that off my chest,good luck Gillou:rocker2:

Hannah4eva
08-27-2009, 05:56 PM
The draw is horrid, I'm just sooooo upset! I mean the bottom half of the draw is so strong whereas the top half is better :(

rawalya
08-27-2009, 06:03 PM
i dont like the draw too :sad:

Delpo-Gillou will break my heart into pieces :bigcry:


Nole-Roddick is a curse , poor Nole :hug: he couldnt ask for the worse draw

i'm seeing Fed-Roddick SF :sad: no , i'm afraid Fed's already in the Final by now

lalaland
08-27-2009, 06:03 PM
The draw is horrid, I'm just sooooo upset! I mean the bottom half of the draw is so strong whereas the top half is better :(

Bottom half is loaded :mad:.
Nole's quarter is a cake walk (good for him), except Roddick :tape:

I don't really know what to think. It could be worse. And I just hope his knee last long enough for the 2 weeks to give him a decent chance to get to the second week at least. If he gets pass Ferrero, DelPo is gonna be so tough :scared:. Oh well.

P.S. rawalya, I just saw your post after I posted mine. lol. So we have opposite opinion towards Nole's draw.

krn81
08-27-2009, 06:04 PM
the bottom is just :eek::eek:
gillou can have his revenge against del potro from last year ;)

For the others french players from the bottom it is just :sad:

Jess22
08-27-2009, 06:08 PM
Horrible draw :sad: but allez Gilles take out Delpo :D
I can't believe Chardy vs Monfils first round :mad:

rawalya
08-27-2009, 06:17 PM
full draws


http://www.pantip.com/cafe/supachalasai/topic/S8249060/S8249060-104.jpg

http://www.pantip.com/cafe/supachalasai/topic/S8249060/S8249060-106.jpg

lalaland
08-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Chardy vs Monfils first round :eek:

Rotten draw for the Frenchies.
PHM v Youzhny good thing he just finally get to beat him once recently
Gasquet v Nadal now that's a major bad luck

MsTree
08-27-2009, 06:41 PM
:eek: Effing draw! :o Horrific! :(

PinkFeatherBoa
08-27-2009, 06:46 PM
Draw is a horrible mess but good luck Gilles. At least he didn't get too tough opposition from the outset.

Hope this little bit of down time has helped his knees recover a little.

MsTree
08-27-2009, 07:01 PM
I went back and read it again as I didn't believe it could be as bad as I remembered and it was worse!!! :o

rtgy
08-27-2009, 07:03 PM
I went back and read it again as I didn't believe it could be as bad as I remembered and it was worse!!! :o


:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:


Gillou:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
08-27-2009, 07:06 PM
I'm over the shock of all the draw,its just two pieces of paper,matches aren't decided on paper,predictions are fun,there are many attractive matches within the tournament just in the 1st round,so this could be exciting,not depressing:bounce:

EDIT

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE
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turtle-rn
08-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Tough draw but at least, Gilles should cruise to the third round. :cool:

PHM v Youzhny good thing he just finally get to beat him once recently
Go Misha!! time to get PHM's feet back on the ground! :devil:

tedlesurfeur
08-27-2009, 07:52 PM
I went back and read it again as I didn't believe it could be as bad as I remembered and it was worse!!! :o

It's funny how Gillou and Del Potro are yet again in the same part, exactly like last year.

Tough draw but at least, Gilles should cruise to the third round. :cool:

Go Misha!! time to get PHM's feet back on the ground! :devil:

I can only agree with that. I really hope Misha can get back to his real tennis and meet Davydenko in third round action. He plays well against Kolya. Last time was his R4 match at the Australian Open last year. My only concern is that Mathieu seems to have overcome his terrible loss to Misha in Davis Cup as he defeated Misha a couple of weeks ago.

Hannah4eva
08-27-2009, 08:56 PM
Bottom half is loaded :mad:.
Nole's quarter is a cake walk (good for him), except Roddick :tape:

I don't really know what to think. It could be worse. And I just hope his knee last long enough for the 2 weeks to give him a decent chance to get to the second week at least. If he gets pass Ferrero, DelPo is gonna be so tough :scared:. Oh well.

P.S. rawalya, I just saw your post after I posted mine. lol. So we have opposite opinion towards Nole's draw.

I know I couldn't believe that Gilles and Del Potro were in the same half again...its a bloody joke :sad: Not to mention Ferrero in there too :scared: I mean Federers cruising to the final, nole and roddicks draw isnt bad at all apart from the fact that nole would have preferred to play anyone else apart from Roddick. And then you have Nadal vs. Gasquet in the first round :crying2:

I just wish that Gilles knee is better and he can play some of his best tennis on hard courts again :hug:

but-it's-ok
08-27-2009, 09:42 PM
My real wish is for Gilles not to be in pain on court:awww:. To be honest,everything else is secondary.

Scotso
08-28-2009, 03:06 AM
What's so bad about Gilles' draw? :o

lalaland
08-28-2009, 04:35 AM
I just thought about it again and concluded that it's not that bad. For R3 to face a 17-24 seed, worse would be Berdych or Ferrer, could have been better if he got Blake ;). R4, there's no good draw, except maybe Kolya who he just beat, but any of the other top 7 are gonna be tough. So I think it's not perfect but it's decent. DP is in great form and some will probably pick him as a favorite to get to the final, so that's tough for Gillou. My wish for him is a QF appearance by beating DP and I will be really happy. But I try not to expect too much cos you never know what's gonna happen to his knee, hopefully no long matches for him at least in the first 2 rounds.

The entire draw is bottom heavy, which is not good. I think some of us here are just upset about the bad draw for their other faves, like the Ferrero fans of us probably don't want to see him clashes with Gillou in R3 :mad:.

Naina
08-28-2009, 04:41 PM
My real wish is for Gilles not to be in pain on court:awww:. To be honest,everything else is secondary.

Ditto :D
On the other hand Gilles has blown cakewalk draws this year so it isnt a really big issue IMHO. Just hope for the best for him :angel:
ALLEZ POUSSIN :bounce:

Scotso
08-29-2009, 05:52 AM
I wonder why Verdasco's match at New Haven starts an hour later than Querrey's. :confused: I hope that's not to try to give Sam an advantage for the second match if he wins.

tedlesurfeur
08-29-2009, 09:04 AM
I wonder why Verdasco's match at New Haven starts an hour later than Querrey's. :confused: I hope that's not to try to give Sam an advantage for the second match if he wins.

No, I don't think so. It would have made sense if it had started something like 3 or 4 hours later (at least).

whattheheck
08-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Gilles's draw is good until the 4th round. It's a pity he has to face JMDP then Murray.

Scotso
08-29-2009, 05:14 PM
No, I don't think so. It would have made sense if it had started something like 3 or 4 hours later (at least).

Well now they moved Verdasco's match after Querrey's. :shrug: I definitely don't think they would have put Querrey's last.

turtle-rn
08-31-2009, 07:08 PM
Misha!! :yippee:

PHM's shirt! :tape:
(the commentators kept calling him "Matthew". >_<)

Scotso
08-31-2009, 07:13 PM
Paulo :sad:

turtle-rn
08-31-2009, 07:16 PM
Paulo :sad:
:hug:

Hopefully Gilles will make up for it.

MsTree
08-31-2009, 10:24 PM
He plays on Wednesday :(

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule8.html

tedlesurfeur
08-31-2009, 10:51 PM
Misha!! :yippee:

PHM's shirt! :tape:
(the commentators kept calling him "Matthew". >_<)

Have you seen the entire match? :worship: It was thoroughly enjoyable.. I liked how PHM gave it all in the first set, and then how Misha took control over the match by changing his game plan, leaving Mathieu puzzled, not knowing what to do.

We had so many nice points. :angel:

My Kohlschreiber is leading 60 20 against Seppi, but I'm about to go to bed :sad:

MsTree
08-31-2009, 10:56 PM
Seppi just got his first game :lol: 2-1

Scotso
09-01-2009, 04:37 AM
He plays on Wednesday :(

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule8.html

Annoying.

whattheheck
09-01-2009, 05:43 AM
Annoying.

Exactly. And then Gillou will be tired for his next match.

turtle-rn
09-01-2009, 04:07 PM
Dammit! Lena will be playing in the middle of the night. I won't be seeing super-Camille's suffering. :sad:

Have you seen the entire match?
Nope, only the last set. I very rarely watch a match in its entirety. :o

Scotso
09-01-2009, 07:23 PM
OMFG, Karol :sobbing:

MsTree
09-01-2009, 08:00 PM
That looked like an epic! I'm watching Dinara (I never watch WTA) but really I'm trying to sleep so I can watch Andy's match and still manage work tomorrow ;)
Gillou better be on a TV court!

turtle-rn
09-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Srly, Dinara's game was appalling; a pity Olivia Rogowska blew off the two last games.

I've been watching Rezaï vs Lisicki which was quite entertaining too (haven't watched the final set though); dunno if it comes from the vertically compressed stream window but it looks like Aravane has generously put on weight. -_-

MsTree
09-01-2009, 08:57 PM
I was trying to doze (but I'm watching Nole now) Dinara's got to be pleased to make it through that one ... Rogowska was really good, a pity she got broken as she had held on fantastically well.

What has happened to Fernando Verdasco's hair? Did he use up the world's supply of hair gel already? He needs to follow Rafa's example and get it cut :)

Hannah4eva
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Annoying.

Whats more annoying is that I was off work monday and tuesday thinking i'll get to watch some decent tennis :sad: Well I watched federer against britton and today tsonga against buchanan and both buchanan and britton were blown away lol So I guess i'm back at work tomorrow...hopefully I'll be back hoem to watch his match :awww:

Hannah4eva
09-01-2009, 09:36 PM
I was trying to doze (but I'm watching Nole now) Dinara's got to be pleased to make it through that one ... Rogowska was really good, a pity she got broken as she had held on fantastically well.

What has happened to Fernando Verdasco's hair? Did he use up the world's supply of hair gel already? He needs to follow Rafa's example and get it cut :)

Oh so Dinara won finally, I stopped watching the match after she lost the first set she was playing awful tennis :eek:

lalaland
09-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Gilles match is the 4th on Ct 13, at least it's a camera court. But man, can they schedule any later for a 1st round match on Wed? :rolleyes:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule9.html

Mint Chip
09-01-2009, 11:28 PM
Maybe if Gillou played an American they would of put him on Grandstand :o

Scotso
09-02-2009, 01:07 AM
Maybe Tennis Channel will cover his match since he's on court 13. Certainly U.S. Open Live will have it. :D

lalaland
09-02-2009, 05:43 AM
I'm loving the USTA.org Live Streaming, it's high quality and very smooth. So as long as Gilles is scheduled on one of the tv court, court 11 or 13 is as good as Ashe to me. I'm just a bit annoyed by how late he will play, I figure his match will probably starts at around 6pm or later. DelPo's first match is scheduled after Kimmy's 2nd round match on Armstrong, it's just not right.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 06:06 AM
What an amazing win for Nico. :drool: That really puts me in a great mood.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 06:15 AM
I really don't get why Federer's match against Simon Greul would be the night match when Nadal is playing Gasquet. It makes no sense whatsoever.

krn81
09-02-2009, 06:58 AM
I am not sure i will be able to watch him :(
Eurosport player will broadcast the match, hopefully i will be able to see the match of Gael/ Jeremy and the one of Richard.
The timetables are crappy, Federer will play his second round before Gilles played his first!
I am wonderring if they did not ask for it because Nadal, Gael and himself come back from injury and all play the latest possible.

I hope he will play Friday earlier, otherwise i will not be able to see one of his matches of the us open :sad:

Anyway allez gillou :rocker2:

Truc
09-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Yes, I think it's good in his case he's playing only on Wednesday since he's nursing a knee inflammation, he possibly even asked for it. I don't think it was an issue for Gaël, his knee injury wasn't particularly acute lately, but Gilles' was after Cincy, we know he resumed the training after the others.

rawalya
09-02-2009, 02:44 PM
http://www.tennis-channel.tv/tennis/

i saw only Grandstand court showing there , no other courts
i created an account and still there was only one court stream

anyone has the same problem??
do i have to use US pro-xy???

please anybody helps :confused:



ALLEZ GILLOU !! :rocker2:

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Check there : http://atdhe.net/

A stream for court 13 will be available starting 17PM Central Europe Time (23PM in Thailand).

rawalya
09-02-2009, 04:27 PM
thanks Nat :hug: :kiss:

Gillou will play after 3 am here ~>___<~ have got to take some sleep

see u :wavey:


** Jeremy's down 1-4 the first set :hug:

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 06:21 PM
You're welcome :D

Chak is 4-1 up! :banana:
Hopefully, Zvonareva's tragic antics should show up soon. :smoke:

lalaland
09-02-2009, 06:53 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding which match to watch. Safin & Ferrero both my favorites. I don't follow WTA as close and am shocked to find out that Maria and Anna are ranked in the 60s :eek: . I like both of their looks and their game. What happened to Anna, she was invincible 2 summers ago. Well, here's hope that both of them will get a win today. Now all of them are down a break :rolleyes:.

Juanqui finally get rid of his headband :dance:, I hated his headband look, he is so much more suited to short hair, his hair is great.


BTW, I really doubt that Rafa would ask to start on Wed. He said he comes here to win, so he's expecting 7 matches. With his knee's condition, I would think more days in between matches will be better to not overload the knee. I was expecting he will get Tue and Murray gets Wed, just because Rafa has seniority over Muzza. But oh well. Players probably don't fuzzed about the schedule as much as their fans do :p.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 07:31 PM
Chak went down after her home was burgled. >_<

Her match is quite entertaining although it's definitely turning dire for her. Bolletieri is commenting, he speaks as if he just run a 400 meters! ^^ Plus, the two other commentators are kissing his ass ad nauseam. :D

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Damnit! :sobbing:

leptiric
09-02-2009, 07:48 PM
juanqui looks sooo good! no headband and he cut his hair-sweeeeet :)
and its a really good match- no match with santoro can be boring

lalaland
09-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Chak went down after her home was burgled. >_<

Her match is quite entertaining although it's definitely turning dire for her. Bolletieri is commenting, he speaks as if he just run a 400 meters! ^^ Plus, the two other commentators are kissing his ass ad nauseam. :D

It's been a year and a half now, I thought she would have gotten over that. But I guess it's a really traumatizing experience. Poor girl.

It's nauseating for sure. When Bolleteri first came and gave a brief analysis, the guy said something like it's the best comments he heard in the past 2.5 days :rolleyes:. I guess he just haven't heard anything else except his own talking. But then, there's 5 courts and most of them are quite bad, except maybe Virginia Wade, as least she didn't talk out of her ass like the others seem to do. This other guy in the morning commenting Chardy's match said Jeremy hadn't perform in slam, and he gave an example that Jeremy was given a WC to RG last year and only got to R16, only? R16 in a slam for a WC is an accomplishment, not everyone is like Goran.

MsTree
09-02-2009, 07:59 PM
I have no power :(

I've had to dig out an old dial up modem and attach it to my fast running out of power laptop... :bigcry: I might miss Gillou :sad::bigcry::sad:

Jess22
09-02-2009, 08:03 PM
Really nice interview with Gilles on sky then with Barry Cowen on the way to Flushing Meadows :) Hopefully someone managed to record it they might show it later, nothing new but the haircut is looking better

PinkFeatherBoa
09-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Sky just showed a great little interview with Gilles. Always love listening to him speak English.

Good luck tonight Gilles!

lalaland
09-02-2009, 08:14 PM
I have no power :(

I've had to dig out an old dial up modem and attach it to my fast running out of power laptop... :bigcry: I might miss Gillou :sad::bigcry::sad:


:hug: I wish I know how to record the stream, I had try last night to look up on the internet to see how to do it but I haven't figure out yet. You're always there to tape matches for us, I wish I could do sth for you.

MsTree
09-02-2009, 08:20 PM
I haven't found anything that works with atdhe but Replay Media Catcher gets most other streams and youtube etc.

Can someone give me an ETA on when Gillou might start? The US Open site is too much to load on dialup :sad: I can't even watch the livescore :bigcry: and I've only half an hour's worth of battery left :there.isn't.even.an.emoticon.that.describes.how.I .feel: :(

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 08:25 PM
But then, there's 5 courts and most of them are quite bad, except maybe Virginia Wade, as least she didn't talk out of her ass like the others seem to do.
I agree about Virginia Wade; I like her commentating and her english is so much more understandable than the others'. And we have the same opinion about Bartoli's shadow boxing and her other odd things. Can't ask for more. :D