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lalaland
09-02-2009, 07:29 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: :(

I'm watching the live stream directly from the USTA.org site. But I don't know what's the different in terms of recording stream from different site.

He is up next after the current match on Ct 13, Acasuso and Daniels just started though 1-0 in the first set. I don't think these 2 will be fast based on their play style. I'm guessing Gilles match will starts no earlier than 5pm NY time, don't know what's that equivalent to your time. right now is 2:30 pm local time.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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: :(
What's an ETA? Acasuso's match just started minutes ago so at least, Gilles won't be on court before 2 hours and a half at best I think.

His match will probably be available on torrent (I hope so coz it might be too late for me to watch it live).

leptiric
09-02-2009, 07:33 PM
probably in about 2 to 3 hours...depending on how much sets they will play!:rolleyes:

leptiric
09-02-2009, 07:36 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

daaaamn i missed that!! :sad:
did u see it on tv or the net??

lalaland
09-02-2009, 07:37 PM
ETA = estimated time of arrival, or sth like that.

Watched a bit of Marat's post-match interview, just a few questions and he cracks me up so much. Gosh, I'm gonna miss him sooooooooooooooooooooo much.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 07:41 PM
ETA = estimated time of arrival, or sth like that.
Thanks! the only ETA I knew is an armed Spanish/Basque terrorist organization!! >_<

MsTree
09-02-2009, 07:42 PM
Estimated Time of Arrival :p

Thanks guys, I'm getting my pal who is blessed with both electricity and Sky to record it for me so at worst I'll see it tomorrow. I'm off now so I can at least come back for the score later on. Enjoy the match!!! I'm having sandwiches by candlelight for my tea :lol:

Scotso
09-02-2009, 08:08 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.

He's had rest, though, because he didn't play last week. So I think it would have been better for him to have two days rest between his first and second match.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 08:13 PM
Why do you not have electricity?

I'm not sure I could function without it. When I was a kid we had a bad ice storm and the power was out for two days. It was the worst experience of my life, I just sat staring at the TV and rocking back and forth. :p

Frankie
09-02-2009, 08:17 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

Are you the Jess they mentioned in the interview?! Really nice interview - as you say, nothing new, but Gilles is looking happy and relaxed (lots of smiles!) :lick: Acasuso has now won 1st set, BTW, so potentially 2 sets away from Gillou - though god knows how long that'll take!

(BTW, I haven't posted on here for a while but I've been reading all your wonderful posts and pictures regularly - thanks everyone!) :wavey:


Edit: Now 2nd set for Acasuso - Gillou time is fast approaching! (hopefully!)

Frankie
09-02-2009, 08:38 PM
Also, not sure if it's been mentioned, but Bellucci has beaten Lu, so he's up next for Gillou... not getting ahead of ourselves though, of course! ;)

MsTree
09-02-2009, 08:42 PM
Why do you not have electricity?

I'm not sure I could function without it. When I was a kid we had a bad ice storm and the power was out for two days. It was the worst experience of my life, I just sat staring at the TV and rocking back and forth. :p

It's not like I had a choice! :lol: We have a hydro power station here but it's offline just now as they're connecting it to the huge new hydro power station a few glens away - so at the moment the village is powered by a generator. The guy who came out to have a look said it had run out of oil and water and someone would be out from town and it would be fixed AGES ago but it's not :( I have internet though (but not for much longer :(:(:( I had to come and see what was happening!

MsTree
09-02-2009, 08:49 PM
I've spent a bit of time on Fair Isle, a remote island between Orkney and Shetland, they are powered by a generator (and two wind turbines but they're always broken) and every night at 11.30 they switch off the power. If you wanted more power you had to pay per hour and the whole island got power :lol: Its at infuriating times like this I remember all the folk who don't get regular electricity, we all just take it for granted!

(That's meant to earn me karma points with the energy god who might bless me with electricity between now and Gillou's match :angel:)

lalaland
09-02-2009, 09:08 PM
May the "force" be with you, Les.

Acasuso is just 1 game away, 5-3 in the 3rd. He better don't choke. Vamos, finish it up so we can see Gillou plays.

MsTree
09-02-2009, 09:19 PM
:lol: Thanks! A huge lorry's just gone up the track to the substation so I've got everything crossed :angel:

Truc
09-02-2009, 09:22 PM
Phew, he isn't wearing the giraffe outfit. I was really scared!

MsTree
09-02-2009, 09:24 PM
What's he looking like?

Truc
09-02-2009, 09:25 PM
White shirt and black (!) shorts.

MsTree
09-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Thanks Fran! How's his hair?

Truc
09-02-2009, 09:31 PM
Nothing special, boring. There haven't been any close-ups yet, but it looks like he almost has a beard.

lalaland
09-02-2009, 09:35 PM
There's no sound on the stream:rolleyes: and he was broken the first game :sad:.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 09:41 PM
The stream isn't working at all for me. I only get a frozen image of the USO logo with weird music. :(

Good luck Gillou!

Naina
09-02-2009, 09:43 PM
Allez Gilles!!!
No stream showing the match yet :(

rawalya
09-02-2009, 09:45 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:


1-3 >.< ~~ Gillou pleaseee :rocker2: , it's nearly 5 am here

lalaland
09-02-2009, 09:46 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-67487.html

he's playing horrible.

leptiric
09-02-2009, 09:46 PM
i cant watch it either -that really pisses me off!! :mad:

Truc
09-02-2009, 09:49 PM
I have a livestream, but it's the Eurosport Player.
He just played a nice point for a change on BP against him (a "sneak attack" with a volley winner)!

Naina
09-02-2009, 09:51 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-67487.html

he's playing horrible.

Thanks a million :D
I think he's woken up:rolleyes:

leptiric
09-02-2009, 09:52 PM
There's no sound on the stream:rolleyes: and he was broken the first game :sad:.

well you actually have to turn the sound ON!! i just figured that out...guess they have it automaticly on mute :rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
09-02-2009, 09:52 PM
he is pushing :unsure: make it stop!

lalaland
09-02-2009, 09:58 PM
I'm actually watching the USTA stream which has no sound but much better video quality and bigger screen. I have the other livestream on just so I can hear the score and him yelling at himself :p. But of course, the 2 streams aren't synch, so it's quite annoying, oh well.

Jess22
09-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Are you the Jess they mentioned in the interview?! Really nice interview - as you say, nothing new, but Gilles is looking happy and relaxed (lots of smiles!) :lick: Acasuso has now won 1st set, BTW, so potentially 2 sets away from Gillou - though god knows how long that'll take!



:lol: Nope just a lot of Jess Gillou fans :D

Cloudygirl
09-02-2009, 10:01 PM
the line calls in this match are really bad

Naina
09-02-2009, 10:02 PM
And thanks to DGT Gillou breaks back :D

lalaland
09-02-2009, 10:11 PM
He won first set. Lucky chap.

Naina
09-02-2009, 10:12 PM
He won the first :D :bounce:

leptiric
09-02-2009, 10:13 PM
i cant believe he actually turned it around!!he wasnt really playing good but never the less the first set is in the bag :bounce: 6-4

rawalya
09-02-2009, 10:13 PM
first set :rocker2:

lalaland
09-02-2009, 10:16 PM
I hope he has an easier time this set so he can feel safe enough to practice his offensive game. So far so good. Hold in 1st game in 2nd set.

Jess22
09-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Really quick turnaround from a break, a hold from 0-30 down and then break again to take the set :worship::worship:

Cloudygirl
09-02-2009, 10:16 PM
well that was better.

leptiric
09-02-2009, 10:17 PM
first set :rocker2:

oh youre still awake.. :)
i thought you said you were going to sleep :D

lalaland
09-02-2009, 10:23 PM
Gotten broken again :rolleyes:. He's playing like he has no energy. C'mon Gilles.

Truc
09-02-2009, 10:28 PM
He had another nice sneak approach on the first BP with a volley winner!
But unfortunately not on the 2nd BP. :p

Naina
09-02-2009, 10:42 PM
he breaks back :D

lalaland
09-02-2009, 10:42 PM
He smiled, probably can't believe in his good luck. :D He's so cute. break back.

leptiric
09-02-2009, 10:42 PM
got the break back!! hopefully it will end the same way as the first set!! :)

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:05 PM
For anyone watching the USOpen.org stream, does it have sound for you?

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:06 PM
6-4 7-6(3) 0-0 :D

He isn't playing all that well, but at least he's winning.

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:06 PM
For anyone watching the USOpen.org stream, does it have sound for you?

No.

leptiric
09-02-2009, 11:07 PM
well that was an interesting set...and gimeno is still compalining :lol:

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:10 PM
I think the other guy already thrown in the towel, midway in last TB. He brokes to open the 3rd. C'mon Gilles. Finish it up quick.

simplet
09-02-2009, 11:10 PM
Thank god that gimeno guy has no brain in his head.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:10 PM
There's no sound on the stream:rolleyes: and he was broken the first game :sad:.

Okay, I just read this. :p

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:12 PM
And Gilles is nice enough to give it right back with 4 UEs.:rolleyes: Seriously.

leptiric
09-02-2009, 11:12 PM
finally gets an easy break and then throws it away :mad:

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:13 PM
I'm actually watching the USTA stream which has no sound but much better video quality and bigger screen.

The picture in this stream is by far the best I've ever seen. It's completely seamless, just like watching TV for me.

simplet
09-02-2009, 11:14 PM
Here comes the back-and-forth with everyone trying his best to lose the set. Usually the better ranked player manage to get away with those in the end though.

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:16 PM
The picture in this stream is by far the best I've ever seen. It's completely seamless, just like watching TV for me.

Yes. I don't think I've ever seen Gilles so clearly, since most of the time, I was watching choppy blurry stream. I really am loving it this USTA thing, would be better though if they have sound :rolleyes:.

Cloudygirl
09-02-2009, 11:18 PM
He is awful but beautiful at the same time.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:18 PM
Here comes the back-and-forth with everyone trying his best to lose the set. Usually the better ranked player manage to get away with those in the end though.

:lol:

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:20 PM
Gimeno-Traver isn't bad looking, either.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:24 PM
Yes. I don't think I've ever seen Gilles so clearly, since most of the time, I was watching choppy blurry stream.
:ras:

The blurry and moving camera of the stream I'm watching is causing me seasickness. >_<

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Goodness, he completely zone out, forgot which side he's gonna serve, talk about a concentration lapse.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Timah break!

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:27 PM
:ras:

The blurry and moving camera of the stream I'm watching is causing me seasickness. >_<

Believe me, I feel for you, pal.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:28 PM
That serve looked out.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Break point, allez!

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Break! :D

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:34 PM
Believe me, I feel for you, pal.
That's sweet but don't be. I'm hardly watching actually; Gilles' attitude is kinda annoying; and I'm listening to a night reading on France Culture radio of a Balzac's novel which is quite exciting. :D

HoistDaColors
09-02-2009, 11:34 PM
who's this gimeno traver guy? He's funny. haha

I haven't watched a gilles match for awhile. Allez

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:35 PM
That ballboy looks Vulcan.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:36 PM
That's sweet but don't be. I'm hardly watching actually; Gilles' attitude is kinda annoying; and I'm listening to a night reading on France Culture radio of a Balzac's novel which is quite exciting. :D

I want a divorce.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:37 PM
That ballboy looks Vulcan.
Haha. yeah I've noticed that too.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Whoa! :eek:

HoistDaColors
09-02-2009, 11:37 PM
what a lob!!!! Match point!

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:38 PM
6-4 7-6(3) 6-3 :D Yay.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:38 PM
At last! Thanks Gimeno! :worship:

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:38 PM
Simon Gruel is cute, too. Lots of cuties out there today.

Scotso
09-02-2009, 11:40 PM
Haha. yeah I've noticed that too.

:hearts: :kiss:

Okay, we can stay married.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:40 PM
I want a divorce.
Why?? :sobbing:

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:42 PM
:hearts: :kiss:

Okay, we can stay married.
vulcan time distortion! :kiss:

leptiric
09-02-2009, 11:43 PM
oh hes so sweet giving autographs and pictures for so long :angel:

i wonder what he was smiling at those last two games...:D

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:43 PM
That's sweet but don't be. I'm hardly watching actually; Gilles' attitude is kinda annoying; and I'm listening to a night reading on France Culture radio of a Balzac's novel which is quite exciting. :D

I do wish you can see this though. The tennis is ugly but Gillou is gorgeous. Why his attitude annoying? Okay, besides the fact that he seems to be half-heartedly treating this not match but rather just a practice session.

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:46 PM
oh hes so sweet giving autographs and pictures for so long :angel:

i wonder what he was smiling at those last two games...:D

I know. When he finished serving his last serve game, he had to hide his smile behind the towel. It's too cute, he made me laugh. Despite the tennis, this is a good match to watch him because he just can't help himself but smiles all the time, at bad line calls, at his own good fortune. He's in a good mood.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:48 PM
Why his attitude annoying? Okay, besides the fact that he seems to be half-heartedly playing treating this a match rather than a practice session.
Yes, precisely that. Reminds of other matches with much less happy ending. And his haircut looked awful. :p

leptiric
09-02-2009, 11:51 PM
I know. When he finished serving his last serve game, he had to hide his smile behind the towel. It's too cute, he made me laugh. Despite the tennis, this is a good match to watch him because he just can't help himself but smiles all the time, at bad line calls, at his own good fortune. He's in a good mood.

yeah, i saw that! something must have been funny cause he was really trying not to laugh :)
well, that was nice, going to sleep now- its 2 am, i need my beauty sleep :p

lalaland
09-02-2009, 11:52 PM
And his haircut looked awful. :p

Ahhhhhhhhh, you are so hard to please. Didn't you like his haircut just a couple of weeks ago?

Cloudygirl
09-02-2009, 11:59 PM
24 winners to 47 unforced errors.

Oops

Well good enough to win.

turtle-rn
09-02-2009, 11:59 PM
Ahhhhhhhhh, you are so hard to please. Didn't you like his haircut just a couple of weeks ago?
I did last week. :p but today, it looks like he's been sleeping with curlers on top of his head for weeks! :o

lalaland
09-03-2009, 12:02 AM
I did last week. :p but today, it looks like he's been sleeping with curlers on top of his head for weeks! :o

:haha:

his hair grows so fast though, maybe there's better hairdresser in NYC, not those creepy one :p, not that he will get a haircut any time soon though.

lalaland
09-03-2009, 12:04 AM
24 winners to 47 unforced errors.

Oops

Well good enough to win.

He needs to play way better than this for sure. Belluci is very dangerous, I hope Gilles won't get fooled by his qualifier status.

turtle-rn
09-03-2009, 12:06 AM
Goodnight folks, I'm off to bed! :wavey:

Scott :kiss:

lalaland
09-03-2009, 12:08 AM
Night Natsume and everyone else.:wavey:

MsTree
09-03-2009, 02:11 AM
He won!!! :dance:

Doesn't sound as if it was pretty though! :lol:

whattheheck
09-03-2009, 04:06 AM
:haha:

his hair grows so fast though, maybe there's better hairdresser in NYC, not those creepy one :p, not that he will get a haircut any time soon though.

His face has grown a beard so quickly also

krn81
09-03-2009, 06:21 AM
Cool, he won :D
Now hopefully he will play Friday and not too late that I can watch him before my plane to Asia :)

Truc
09-03-2009, 07:08 AM
In his audio interview on the FFT website http://www.fft.fr/usopen/2009/?id=5252 he says he had concentration lapses, especially at the beginning of the sets, but since he managed to get his act together at the end of each set, it was OK. Physically he was fine today. Anyway, he's fed up with talking about it all the time, he's going to have this problem for a while and he doesn't want to sound like he's complaining all the time, so he prefers to not talk about it.

There were a lot of reasons to have trouble focussing today, like always in NY: a lot of people walking around around the court, planes, the shadow of the trees ( :o )... He laughs and says it was really tough to make the effort to focus on the match!

The first goal is to reach the 2nd week. He has never played against Bellucci, but he has often watched him play and he knows Bellucci is playing very well atm.

_______________

I'm really scared of Bellucci, he's on fire, when did the guy lose a match for the last time?!?

Truc
09-03-2009, 09:19 AM
Pretty much the same thing, but it will be easier to understand for the non-native speakers:
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090903_032130_simon-a-bien-gere.html

Hannah4eva
09-03-2009, 11:43 AM
Oh I didn't get a chance to watch the match :crying2: But anyway atleast he won :yippee: even if it doesnt sound pretty :rolleyes:

Anyway I hate it when he has a beard lol he looks so much better cleanly shaved :) And his hair......I hope I get to see him on Friday :D

leptiric
09-03-2009, 11:54 AM
Oh I didn't get a chance to watch the match :crying2: But anyway atleast he won :yippee: even if it doesnt sound pretty :rolleyes:

Anyway I hate it when he has a beard lol he looks so much better cleanly shaved :) And his hair......I hope I get to see him on Friday :D

well you didnt really miss anything! it wasnt a good match at all! he was lucky to get through that one. if gimeno hadnt made crucial errors on big points, it wouldve been a different match!
hope he plays better tomorrow! :)
his hear isnt all that good, he grew a beard - i like it though its better when he shaves, and the only good part of the match was him trying to fight a laugh a couple of times...loved that :)

lalaland
09-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Sawan66278 watched the match live:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9049290&postcount=17

I like that he's having fun on court (better than yelling the lung out at himself):p
, as long as he concentrates when he needs to.

I'm worry about Bellucci, a lot. Good that Gilles scouts him out, at least he knows what's coming. Belluci has won his last 11 matches.

leptiric
09-03-2009, 06:01 PM
i wasnt aware of that!!and he hasnt been playing so good, its going to be tough :rolleyes:
now im just hoping that it gets to a match between him and juanqui! at least if it gets to that one of them will be in the forth round :)

leptiric
09-03-2009, 06:08 PM
good review and nice to hear that gillou's charming people :angel:
this was the best part:
the guy moves so well and yet he has the skinniest legs I've seen on the tour. :lol:

MsTree
09-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Gillou is second on Court 11 tomorrow :D

I pray to the electricity god not to deprive me this time!!!

My pal did record his 1st round match but the recording is missing the last few games :(

Truc
09-03-2009, 08:06 PM
I can try to download/upload the file from the Eurosport Player.
The signing and posing for pics at the end was a highlight, maybe they have it in full length.

Truc
09-03-2009, 08:14 PM
I hope there are less trees on court 11?

MsTree
09-03-2009, 08:22 PM
I gave up my Eurosport player subscription seeing as I have Eurosport now! :(
I didn't see his match listed at the Tennis Channel archive - and there's a few matches there that I can't access, Gael v Jim being the obvious one, I had set the dvd for it but the power cut got me! Why couldn't it have happened tonight when there's no one I'm bothered about watching? :rolleyes:

Don't bother on my account Fran, but if somehow you could get from 4-3 in the last set that would be amazing! :)

turtle-rn
09-03-2009, 10:54 PM
Lena & Misha !!! :mad: :hysteric:

turtle-rn
09-03-2009, 10:56 PM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8747/2279680476d6c3506c35xl3.jpg

This USO's worst than the titanic. :sobbing:

lalaland
09-03-2009, 11:37 PM
Gillou is second on Court 11 tomorrow :D
(

Yay, an early match :yippee:. I think they switch off the sound of the stream when those late matches are outside the tv broadcast window. So I was really hoping for an early match.

I didn't think about checking out Tennis Channel's website until you guys mention it, so they also run livestream free there. Is it just for this USO or they always do that on Tennis Channel website? I'm amazed, at the coverage of this USO, free streaming everywhere, I hardly watch anything on ESPN2 since they only carry the boring blownaway matches so far, at least on the men side.




Lena is best when she is under the radar, unfortunately, since sheís playing so well this summer, she was a favorite and that didnít bode well with her.

Iím running out of players that I like in the women draw, Iím not even talking about my favorites. But after watching 2 rounds of Safina, Iím getting a real kick out of her matches. She plays so badly, so negative on court and constantly berating herself and yet, she still got out of it a winner. Regardless of everything that can go wrong went wrong for her, she fights on, got to give her credit for that. So go Dinara. But at the end of the day, Kimís going to win it all, oh yeah ;)!

WarriorA
09-04-2009, 01:46 AM
My fervor for the USO has diminished significantly (although Kim does rock :yeah:). First, almost all of my favs were in the same section of the draw. I was fearing having to watch them all play each other but that was quickly overtaken by first round losses...

I'm glad Gillou will be on a televised court tomorrow. Too bad for me though that it's not a night match. I'd rather watch it live (as long as it's a straight sets win... Those darn 'middle sets' :yawn:). Tennis channel just started having the free livestreaming (+ archives) this year. I first remember seeing it with RG. I'm not sure if it's the GS's only or not. What I like most about it is that they don't specify who won the match. I can't get into watching when I already know the outcome.

whattheheck
09-04-2009, 01:51 AM
Please someone record this match.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 04:07 AM
Scott :kiss:

:inlove:


Gillou is second on Court 11 tomorrow :D

Hopefully Tennis Channel will show it on their coverage. I don't really see that much else in their window at that time that looks interesting. But I'm sure that's the reason they *won't* show it. TV likes to bore me.


Lena & Misha !!! :mad: :hysteric:
This USO's worst than the titanic. :sobbing:

I thought Oudin's win was really the first exciting moment of the tournament, to be honest. :o The vast majority of the matches have been yawnfests.

And I love Chiudi! :drool:


I didn't think about checking out Tennis Channel's website until you guys mention it, so they also run livestream free there. Is it just for this USO or they always do that on Tennis Channel website?
Tennis channel just started having the free livestreaming (+ archives) this year. I first remember seeing it with RG. I'm not sure if it's the GS's only or not.

I don't know, either. I remember using it once or twice for Roland Garros, but for the most part I just don't enjoy watching tennis on the computer, so I usually just stick with what they broadcast on TV, unless it's Gilles and a very, very few others.


I’m running out of players that I like in the women draw, I’m not even talking about my favorites.

I really liked the veteran women, back when women's tennis was actually good. The decline started in earnest for me when Mary Pierce went away, by far my favorite. And then the final nail in the coffin was when my Nathalie retired this year. :sobbing: I do like a few of them, like Flavia Pennetta. But for the most part, women's tennis has become unwatchable.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:37 AM
Please someone record this match.

I will try, Utility services willing! ;) We've got a scheduled power cut today but it SHOULD be over before play starts :fingerscrossed: :)

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:44 AM
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8747/2279680476d6c3506c35xl3.jpg

This USO's worst than the titanic. :sobbing:

:haha: Those pesky gulls! :lol:

Hannah4eva
09-04-2009, 11:59 AM
well you didnt really miss anything! it wasnt a good match at all! he was lucky to get through that one. if gimeno hadnt made crucial errors on big points, it wouldve been a different match!
hope he plays better tomorrow! :)
his hear isnt all that good, he grew a beard - i like it though its better when he shaves, and the only good part of the match was him trying to fight a laugh a couple of times...loved that :)

Oh thats fine then tanx :hug: I guess I wanted his hair to be awesome and him to not have a beard, but if all that is not good then a win will be fine :) I guess i'll have to try and find a vid of him trying to fight a laugh because he looks so pweety wen he smiles :drool: And oh yea he needs to start playing better I hope its not his knee thats the cause of this :awww:

Hannah4eva
09-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Sawan66278 watched the match live:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9049290&postcount=17

I like that he's having fun on court (better than yelling the lung out at himself):p
, as long as he concentrates when he needs to.

I'm worry about Bellucci, a lot. Good that Gilles scouts him out, at least he knows what's coming. Belluci has won his last 11 matches.

To right! I prefer gillou smiling and laughing rather than constantly screaming and shouting at himself, it becomes so hard to watch :awww:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 04:25 PM
Jesse :drool: :rocker2:

go go Jew power!

lalaland
09-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Petzschner is having his way with Juanqui, he's deserving his nickname today, it's nice to watch unless you are a Ferrero fan :sad:.JC didn't even know what hit him. The only fault he has so far is his outfit, all white outfit with black socks :rolleyes:, ouch. Doesn't he has a clothing sponsor? His white T has nothing on it.

Well, JC was broken twice in each first 2 sets, but he just broke back in the 3rd, maybe there's hope, that Petzschner is coming back down to earth.

Gilles' match is a set away, won't be long now.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 04:50 PM
Think I spoke too soon. Cilic is leading 4-0 in the 3rd, looks like at least 1 more set after the 3rd. And JC finally broke Picasso and went up a break in the 3rd, so things are turning around for these 2 matches. And Jo is on his way to the 3rd round, no problem.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 05:02 PM
I would definitely prefer Ferrero against Gilles in R3 if the later strives enough to get there (I'm purposely negative here ^^).

Just watched King vs Hantuchova, was fun to see Daniella makes Vania run like a rabbit in every corner of the court. If she knew how to deal efficiently with skyhigh moonballs, it would have been 0 and 0.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 05:06 PM
Jesse :drool: :rocker2:

go go Jew power!
Jesse McCartney? don't know of any other :p
Not bad looking. Totally indifferent to his music though.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 05:10 PM
:hearts: Jesse Spencer :inlove:

http://www.nami.org/Images/house/web/JesseSpencer_M__Sulliv_13731560.jpg

Anyway, I'm watching Delpo - Melzer now, just checking his form for a potential rematch of last year's R4! :devil:

leptiric
09-04-2009, 05:14 PM
i watched juanqui and gave up!he is having one lousy day and playing horribly!
hopefully gillou will be playing good today :)

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:22 PM
You should start watching Juanqui's match again. He finally find his rhythm and Petzschner came down to earth and started missing every other point, and getting at himself, self-destruct mode. I think JC has a good chance to at least getting to the 5th.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:25 PM
I would definitely prefer Ferrero against Gilles in R3 if the later strives enough to get there (I'm purposely negative here ^^).



I prefer Juanqui to play Gilles if Gilles gets there too, he is way more predictable, Petzschner is pretty scary when he's on, like in the first 2 sets when he won't miss and playing quite beautifully.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:28 PM
:hearts: Jesse Spencer :inlove:


He is way cute.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 05:35 PM
Let's hope Mosquito wins it 25/23 in the fifth!! :rocker2:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Now, both matches are heading to the 5th.

Petzschner is on his 5th racket, he broke string of the previous 4. I wonder how many rackets he brings with him cos I'm not sure if he has sent any to restring. JC may win this one on default if Petzschner run out of racket to play on :p.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Cilic - Levine is into a fifth!

He is way cute.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :inlove:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Let's hope Mosquito wins it 25/23 in the fifth!! :rocker2:

Not happening.
USO, TB in the 5th.

leptiric
09-04-2009, 05:39 PM
You should start watching Juanqui's match again. He finally find his rhythm and Petzschner came down to earth and started missing every other point, and getting at himself, self-destruct mode. I think JC has a good chance to at least getting to the 5th.

nope!! im veeeeery superstitious :cuckoo:
when i stopped watching, he started to play better so id rather not watch and have him go to the next round then watch him loose!! i know its crazy...im just veeery, veeeeery superstitious!
im keeping track of the match but not gonna watch :rolleyes:

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 05:39 PM
Not happening.
USO, TB in the 5th.
Damn. 45/43 in the tie-break then!! :D

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:48 PM
nope!! im veeeeery superstitious :cuckoo:
when i stopped watching, he started to play better so id rather not watch and have him go to the next round then watch him loose!! i know its crazy...im just veeery, veeeeery superstitious!
im keeping track of the match but not gonna watch :rolleyes:

Well, then I hope it works.
This 5th set is gonna be ugly, I must say based on the look of it. Petz seems to get a hip flexer problem, JC is playing like his opponent has an injury and he becomes unsure of how to handle it :rolleyes:. I don't know, it's hard to call at this pt.

Damn. 45/43 in the tie-break then!! :D
Let's hope so. Possibly that both of them don't want to take this set so it ends up a neverending one.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 05:52 PM
oh, Jesse :sobbing: what a meltdown.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Marin leads 5-0!

Scotso
09-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Jesse McCartney? don't know of any other :p
Not bad looking. Totally indifferent to his music though.

He has HORRIBLE skin.

And no, Jesse Levine. Sheesh.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Cilic - Levine is into a fifth!



mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :inlove:

nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah.... sheets of egyptian cotton! :rocker2:

EgiBrttS_P0

:lol:

MsTree
09-04-2009, 05:58 PM
:D I like him best playing the fiddle, he looks great! :D

Cilic has matchpoint! Scotty :hug:

We're up! :dance:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 05:58 PM
It seems like the injury is making Petzschner re-focus, he's playing much more positive and aggressive. Couple of great return winners and he is now 4-1. Dammit, JC is not doing much of anything :sad:.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:00 PM
I hope Pablito kicks the shit out of that asshole.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:01 PM
nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah.... sheets of egyptian cotton! :rocker2:
That's tragic! :lol:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:01 PM
I'm kind of tired of Hannah Storm. They recruited some real questionable people on both ESPN and Tennis Channel to cover this event. They should at least get people who seem to have seen at least ONE tennis match before.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:04 PM
Geez, I'm such a jinx, everytime I post sth, the momentum change to opposite what I just said. Petz just play several UEs to give the break back. Back on serve.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:06 PM
He has HORRIBLE skin.
Only saw him in a tv show ("summer"?), it was ok by then. But yeah, it was probably before puberty. ^^

And no, Jesse Levine. Sheesh.
:o

Two bretzels! *_* :hug:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:06 PM
I'm kind of tired of Hannah Storm. They recruited some real questionable people on both ESPN and Tennis Channel to cover this event. They should at least get people who seem to have seen at least ONE tennis match before.


Ya, she is really annoying. She should be a weather person cos I don't think she likes sports.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Allez Gilles! :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:09 PM
May the schwartz be with you, Gillou!

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Bad timing! :(

So much going on in the Golden League Athletics right now. >_<

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:13 PM
JC :D :hearts:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Bad timing! :(

So much going on in the Golden League Athletics right now. >_<

:scratch:

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 06:17 PM
wow I usually dislike Luke Jensen. But he actually said something nice about Gilles. I'll resume my disdain for him tomorrow.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:19 PM
Good first game from Gillou :D His hair looks fab! :hearts: And he's shaved :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Good first game from Gillou :D His hair looks fab! :hearts: And he's shaved :D

The trifecta.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:21 PM
wow I usually dislike Luke Jensen. But he actually said something nice about Gilles. I'll resume my disdain for him tomorrow.

Me too, disliking Jensen, so I had him on mute. what did he say?

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:23 PM
:scratch:
It's the IAAF Golden League final in Brussels right now.
Sania Richard just won the 400m! ^_^ She was one of the three remaining Contenders for the $1 Million Jackpot.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:23 PM
When's Bellucci turning up? :devil:

leptiric
09-04-2009, 06:23 PM
can someone give me a link?? atdhe isnt working for me...every single time i want to watch gillou there, it never works!! :mad:
they have sth against him!! its a conspiracy ;)

jeeej, juanqui came through..i started watching when he was loosing 4-1 and after that won every game...beautiful :)

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 06:25 PM
Luke said:How Gilles is one of his favorite players to watch (:rolleyes:), how smooth he is, how he's always at the right place at the right moment...

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:25 PM
The trifecta.

I had to look that up, nice choice of word! :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:27 PM
I had to look that up, nice choice of word! :D

Scotso: Spreading American slang to the world since 1983.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:27 PM
Great start! 3/0! :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:27 PM
3-0 :rocker2:

Gilles on Tennis Channel :D

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Gilles on Sky interactive with no commentary! :D

Wow he won those 3 games in 9 minutes :eek:

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:29 PM
ooo forehand dtl :inlove:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:30 PM
Jeff Tarango needs to be told how to say "Gilles" correctly.

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 06:30 PM
who's the retard that commentated Gilles is setting himself up to win the French Open and US Open is not his priority?

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Bellu is pretty. I actually sat right beside him during a match at D.C. one year. I wanted to molest him.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:32 PM
who's the retard that commentated Gilles is setting himself up to win the French Open and US Open is not his priority?
My stream just frozed after that very sentence! :(

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:34 PM
Bellu is pretty.
Too stocky legs.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Bellucci is waking up. C'mon Gilles.

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:35 PM
is there a working stream that doesn't require you to be American to watch it?

leptiric
09-04-2009, 06:36 PM
my stream also froze!! :mad:
these commentators are awful! they talk and talk and talk all the time and half of it is not even true...theyre just making stuff up- horrible!

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Too stocky legs.

Are you kidding? :lol: :p

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:38 PM
The other night they were calling him Gills. Like fish gills ;)

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Are you kidding? :lol: :p
No. Now you know why I'm a Simontard and not a Gasquetaire. :lol:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Navratilova's a lesbian and she still wants Gilles' %@#&.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Now Tarango is calling him a claycourter now.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Navratilova's a lesbian and she still wants Gilles' %@#&.

She has good taste.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:43 PM
:lol: Bellucci got a code violation for ball abuse :lol:

Navratilova's a lesbian and she still wants Gilles' %@#&.

:haha:

Truc
09-04-2009, 06:44 PM
who's the retard that commentated Gilles is setting himself up to win the French Open and US Open is not his priority?Well, it's put in a weird way, but Gilles often says that his goal is to win the French Open and that the US Open is the most difficult Slam to win in his opinion.

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:44 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-us-open-tennis-channel.php?w=4

yes!!!!

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:44 PM
:lol: Bellucci got a code violation for ball abuse :lol:

He's already self-destructing. This pleases me.

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:45 PM
This commentary is just making it up.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:46 PM
I had to switch to channelsurfing and the stream window is half the size it was on atdhe.

but 5/2 all the same! :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Ugh, our brand new air conditioning unit is broken. It's so hot.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:50 PM
Is it just me? The baseline nearest the camera ~ I thought at least three balls were long but they weren't called? Maybe it's just the camera angle?

Great bh dtl :hearts:

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:51 PM
I thought the same about the calls.

Hannah4eva
09-04-2009, 06:52 PM
Gillou cleanly shaved :inlove: these commentators urgh...God they can't even pronounce his name :rolleyes:

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Damn. set point missed. Close it out Gillou! >_<

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:54 PM
There was another long ball not called in that rally 15-0

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
hot backhand

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
Nice one. Gilles' baiting Bellucci to come to do sth and he came to the net and get past. Lovely.

Good 1 set 6-3, keep it up.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
Jeez way to go Gillou! 6-3 :D

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
6-3 :d

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 06:55 PM
:eek: What a crossed BH!

6/3! :worship:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 06:56 PM
6-3 :d

That annoys me.

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Well, it's put in a weird way, but Gilles often says that his goal is to win the French Open and that the US Open is the most difficult Slam to win in his opinion.

I am sure every French tennis player's dream is to win the French. But the statement that he made is more of a generalization of every frenchie. it showed a lack of understanding from the commentator's part on how Gilles actually plays.

Whoever this commentator is, he's getting worse and worse.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Tarango's praising the French system, saying that the players learn psychology thru out their career, clearly that didn't help the French though. Didn't he know the Frenchies reputation?

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Tarango's praising the French system, saying that the players learn psychology thru out their career, clearly that didn't help the French though. Didn't he know the Frenchies reputation?

Yeah I just heard that. Maybe knowing your own psychology makes you more flakey :devil:

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:04 PM
His problem is he thinks too much!

Now come ON! That was definitely long!!!
I'll take it though! Maybe it's a Gillou fan on that line :lol:

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Nice hold of serve. Good thing Belluci is standing 3 meters behind baseline to return even on Gilles' second serve. Can't really take advantage of his weak second serve.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:07 PM
Yeah I just heard that. Maybe knowing your own psychology makes you more flakey :devil:

Clearly is the case for the French, except Gilles (at least he wasn't until his slump).
Gilles must be a bad student in INSEP, cos Tarango also said the French system teaches the players to learn nutrition :p.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Is it my screen or is Gilles all reddish in the face? looks like he's really suffering from the heat.

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Clearly is the case for the French, except Gilles (at least he wasn't until his slump).
Gilles must be a bad student in INSEP, cos Tarango also said the French system teaches the players to learn nutrition :p.


I bet he learnt it all and then completely ignored it.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:12 PM
Is it my screen or is Gilles all reddish in the face? looks like he's really suffering from the heat.

Just around his eyes, it looks like to me. Maybe he was rubbing them?

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Is it my screen or is Gilles all reddish in the face? looks like he's really suffering from the heat.

He looks ok, pretty normal.
It's getting really hot though, I heard.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Oh my. His slice BH hasn't improved much. >_<

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:17 PM
He's been working on that lob :hearts:

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Whoah! what a lob! :D

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 07:19 PM
how did he know to just stand there and wait for the ball...and then hit a perfectly placed lob? How? How? He's a wizard.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:19 PM
Gilles is playing pretty well. His tactics are rather sound for this guy.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:19 PM
The forehand slice is nice, though.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Yes Break! :D

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:21 PM
how did he know to just stand there and wait for the ball...
Being a lazy guy has some advantage. :p

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Being a lazy guy has some advantage. :p

haha Your reasoning is plausible but I'll take it that he reads Bellucci very well and knew he was going to hit behind him.

c'mon...Consolidate!

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:25 PM
Yes Break! :D

As Yavor is away, you've decided to be the jinxer in his stead? :lol:

leptiric
09-04-2009, 07:25 PM
damn this bellucci is drop dead gorgeus :devil:
just saw him now without the cap :lick:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:26 PM
My heart just jumped a few bits when I saw his knee jammed there. Phew, that he holds.

That's a serious BH.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Whoa what a crossed court BH again! Nice hold of serve :D

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 07:27 PM
amazing backhand

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Phew I broke your jinx :devil: That BP was saved as soon as I hit the post button :lol:

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Bellucci looks like Nole, even his build is similar, same half-stocky legs.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:29 PM
As Yavor is away, you've decided to be the jinxer in his stead? :lol:
Nope, I knew he would consolidate. :p Belluci's returns are rather poor considering Gilles'low percentage of first serve.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:32 PM
damn this bellucci is drop dead gorgeus :devil:
just saw him now without the cap :lick:

He certainly is.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Yep I agree; on some of his forehand posture, Belluci is strikingly Djokovic-esque.

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 07:32 PM
this 17 year old talking right now has more insight than the commentators.

bellucci is trying to hit the ball to tibet.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:33 PM
He's on cruise control.

6-3 6-2

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:33 PM
3 and 2! Allez Gillou :hearts:

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Two set up! :banana:

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Now don't implode.

leptiric
09-04-2009, 07:39 PM
nole is a big no no for me!! dont like him! :(
sth irritates me on him!!
bellucci though is very doable :devil:

this 17 year old talks even faster then me :lol:

leptiric
09-04-2009, 07:43 PM
i finally remembered who he reminds me of - mario ancic!! :p

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:43 PM
Allez Gilles! take this one!! :mad:

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:43 PM
Bellucci is looking a a bit exhausted already.


nole is a big no no for me!! dont like him! :(
sth irritates me on him!!

I wonder why. :p

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 07:46 PM
i think he looks more like mario than nole.

ugh i hate seeing him work so hard and then not converting.

Scotso
09-04-2009, 07:47 PM
I think Bellucci was working harder. He's already called for the trainer.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:47 PM
3 UEs but only 8 winners :lol: first serve 39% :eek: 2/2 BPs though! Allez Gilles! :D

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:47 PM
Bellucci succeeded in consecutive drop shots. Maybe Gilles won't stand so far behind the baseline then, he's like 15 fts away :rolleyes:.

Only 39% 1st serve :rolleyes:.

C'mon Gilles, get it done quick.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:47 PM
Dammit! :(

Don't get why Gilles stand even further back on Belluci's second serve than on first serve. >_<
so many opportunities missed.

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:48 PM
I almost like Nole now, I'm warming to him!
Mario is just :hearts: Don't think he'll be back though :(

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Only 39% 1st serve :rolleyes:.
That was Gilles percentage for the second set right?

leptiric
09-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Bellucci is looking a a bit exhausted already.




I wonder why. :p

are you implying sth? :)

HoistDaColors
09-04-2009, 07:50 PM
doesn't the kick serve forces gilles to either take it early by standing far in or take it late by standing far back?

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:51 PM
That was Gilles percentage for the second set right?

I think so. Still sucks.

lalaland
09-04-2009, 07:52 PM
doesn't the kick serve forces gilles to either take it early by standing far in or take it late by standing far back?

He did step in to take it early several times, and then he runs back to his 15 ft mark. :o

MsTree
09-04-2009, 07:53 PM
That was Gilles percentage for the second set right?

Yes. It was in the 60s for the 1st.

turtle-rn
09-04-2009, 07:53 PM
doesn't the kick serve forces gilles to either take it early by standing far in or take it late by standing far back?
Better to take early on the rise and pressurize your opponent by standing far in then. :shrug:

leptiric
09-04-2009, 07:54 PM
I almost like Nole now, I'm warming to him!
Mario is just :hearts: Don't think he'll be back though :(

i dont think so either...theyve been writting stories here that hes trying to come back but every time he tries, he gets sick again :sad: so he took a year off just to rest and train.
i dont like nole cause in the interviews (at least the ones shown here) hes kinda stuck up..

dont fall asleep gillou :angel: