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MsTree
10-18-2009, 12:14 PM
That was a quality first set, I missed the second set though so I'm waiting for a rerun :)

rtgy
10-18-2009, 01:49 PM
:D Kolya:rocker:

rtgy
10-19-2009, 08:55 PM
Gillou drop down to N*12 :o:sad::sad:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx

Truc
10-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Bolelli in the 1st round of Lyon.

lalaland
10-23-2009, 06:58 PM
Thanks Fran, for the info.
The tournament site's draw table is driving me nuts, it stuck at Alberto Martin and won't go down anymore, why can't they just post a pdf :mad:. Have to wait for the pdf to be posted on ATP site to see the complete picture.

P.S. I can see it now, have to shrink it to the smallest size to get to the bottom of the draw.

leptiric
10-23-2009, 07:26 PM
dont know how bolleli is playing lately, but hes a pretty good player...though gillou can do it!!:)

cant wait to watch his matches again...it seems so long without em and its only been a week or so..:rolleyes:
its gonna be a looooong break from tennis and gillou until the new season...:(

MsTree
10-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Allez Gilles! :D

whattheheck
10-24-2009, 12:56 AM
Bolelli in the 1st round of Lyon.

:lick::drool::lick::drool::lick::drool:

:rolls: Good luck Gillou;)

rtgy
10-24-2009, 04:10 AM
Bolelli in the 1st round of Lyon.



ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker:

Truc
10-24-2009, 08:41 AM
They had a live show for the draw ceremony on the local TV channel yesterday. They have quite a lot of things about the tournament on TLM during the week, if somebody has too much time on his hands:
http://www.tlm.fr/
Moretton (the tournament director) said that the situation is a bit like a few years ago, when Sampras was playing Lyon and clearly above the rest of the bunch. He was talking about Jo. I had to think of Gilles' last interview, I hope he saw it and will be in full "vous allez voir, bande de nazes!" mood. :p

But he'll need to reach the final to add points, I'm not sure how motivated he will be for that event, Valence and Bercy are more important for his ranking which seems to be his big goal for the end of the season.

Truc
10-24-2009, 08:46 AM
Simone is not an easy opponent for Gilles, but he hasn't won a match since August, let's hope he won't get his act together now.
Their h2h: ^^
2008 Rome 32 Clay (O) S.BOLELLI 4-6 4-6
2009 Hopman Cup 2009 Hard (I) S.BOLELLI 3-6 3-6

turtle-rn
10-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Though first round. :( Indoor acrylic and homecrowd will be a big plus for Gilles though.

whattheheck
10-24-2009, 02:56 PM
Gillou will win

lalaland
10-26-2009, 09:09 PM
Gilles not on Tue's OOP. Have to wait for another day to see him play.
Allez Gilles, good luck.

MsTree
10-26-2009, 09:28 PM
Please let him play the night session so I can watch him!!!

I've no TV coverage this week but I noticed Eurosport are showing "Live ATP Tennis" next Saturday, wonder if it's from Lyon?
There will be streams though, can someone do the honours and record his match for me? :)

turtle-rn
10-27-2009, 08:33 PM
Gilles' match will be fourth on centre court (the "big match" lol). I won't be able to watch unfortunately. -_-


Go Lena!! :yippee:

turtle-rn
10-27-2009, 08:36 PM
Please let him play the night session so I can watch him!!!
If it goes like today, it will be late enough. I haven't seen any stream for Lyon while looking for Doha today.

turtle-rn
10-27-2009, 08:42 PM
MTF servers are at it again!! :mad:

MsTree
10-27-2009, 08:42 PM
I'm watching Jo's match now on Bet365 :)

I don't think I'll be home in time to see him tomorrow tho :( I get home around 7pm tournament time, and it's the wrong season to pray for rain :lol:

turtle-rn
10-27-2009, 08:46 PM
Jo's match was today's fourth on center court so there's hope for tomorrow no? :p

MsTree
10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Erm thought his was the fifth? Todays OOP has a doubles match before (with a possible court change notice) and a not before time of 7pm for Jo's match. I'll be chuffed if Gillou gets a not before time of 7pm!

MsTree
10-27-2009, 09:24 PM
According to the "Big Match" bit of the front page of the Lyon tournie site they do have a not before time of 7pm :woohoo:
At least I think they do, I get sooooooo distracted by that ATP profile pic of Gillou :inlove:http://www.gptennislyon.com/templates/1/medias/joueurs/edition_2009/thumbnails/Simon_2009_167x204.jpg

lalaland
10-28-2009, 12:41 AM
Gilles' match is at 7pm indeed. Paulo's match, then Benny's follows by Seb in the day session. I guess they have to schedule "Big Match" at the night session then, but I'm not too fond of this kind of scheduling when Benny is playing his R2 before Gilles gets to play his R1 match. Oh well.

rawalya
10-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

i'm back :) having low fever and right knee tendinitis
but seeing Gillou on pink :p really makes me feel better


the match is starting , anyone here?

MsTree
10-28-2009, 07:19 PM
Hi Rawa! :wavey:
Just in the door myself :D
My flv recorder isn't working :(

Allez Gillou!

Truc
10-28-2009, 07:32 PM
I can record it (but it won't be very good quality because I'm watching on bet365).

rawalya
10-28-2009, 07:33 PM
Les :hug:

i'm trying to record the stream , but my internet conection is not so good today >__<


Allezzzzz Gillouuuuu

please take it !!!

rawalya
10-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Hi Fran :wavey:


he couldnt take it >__<

MsTree
10-28-2009, 07:36 PM
Bet365 is good enough Fran! :)

I can't get RMC to work on either my Vista work laptop or my own XP one, strange! :(

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Hi everyone:wavey::hug:

MsTree
10-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Hi Di! :wavey:
Still waiting for Gillou to wake up :lol:

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Hmmm I just joined the match at 4-3. He's not in good rhythm thats for sure. Allez Gillou:bounce:

Truc
10-28-2009, 08:09 PM
He lost the point, but that was a very sexy "sneak approach" a few points ago. I love when he does that.

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 08:13 PM
Breaks:bounce:

MsTree
10-28-2009, 08:17 PM
It was a difficult volley to make but would've been lovely if it came off!
Gillou's waking up :) So is Bolelli! :eek: Tie break!

Truc
10-28-2009, 08:26 PM
He badly needs to win this set, he has never won a set against Simone yet, it will drive him nuts if he loses that one again.

They're both so hot when they get frustrated, it (almost) makes up for the poor display.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Carine's looking nice tonight :)

Bolelli's beating himself here as Gillou isn't doing the job :lol:
7-5 in the TB

lalaland
10-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Choppy stream hurts my eyes, so is Gilles' patchy play :p.

Allez Gilles, play better in the next set.

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Gillou at least you look hot because your tennis isn't.

rawalya
10-28-2009, 08:47 PM
Hi everyone:wavey::hug:

Hi Di :D


Carine's looking nice tonight :)


totally agree with you ;)


i fell asleep somewhere during late first set :p
sorry Gillou :hug: it's nearly 3 am here


:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 08:50 PM
What was that stupid umpire.

Truc
10-28-2009, 08:53 PM
Why were they both smiling? Just before he won the game to 4-3?

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 08:58 PM
I think because of the call. Gilles had one called against him earlier which he thought was wrong and I think he thought that one was wrong too but it was in his favour so he just grinned. It certainly looked in to me.

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Well those last few points certainly aren't pushing.

lalaland
10-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Why were they both smiling? Just before he won the game to 4-3?

Not sure. But preceding that smile, the umpire just overruled Bolleli's ball long at the baseline. I thought Gilles was smiling at the poetic justice of the situation ;).

lalaland
10-28-2009, 09:01 PM
Please Gilles, take the match. Allez.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Good hold Gillou :D

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 09:09 PM
Terrific response in that 11th game from Gillou in particular with the aces:rocker2:

Truc
10-28-2009, 09:17 PM
Thanks, I hadn't seen the first overrule.

bet365 keeps displaying error messages, I'm not sure the recording will be OK, Les.

Aaargh, I had never noticed that Simone can play those crazy dropshots from the baseline, they're perfect, unfortunately...

MsTree
10-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Aw Gilles :hug: That lovely smile nearly made up for the poor tennis :devil:

I've a feeling Bet365 is going to crash, I'm getting heaps of error messages :(

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 09:23 PM
http://www.atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-lyon

if it crashes try this one.

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Yeah I'm getting server time out errors,its my 1st attempt to record stream!:help:

Truc
10-28-2009, 09:24 PM
Superb overhead. :cool:

Try S&V on match point now, please. :p

rawalya
10-28-2009, 09:25 PM
=^_______^=



good night everyone :wavey:

Truc
10-28-2009, 09:25 PM
It wasn't hard to guess, but I swear I posted it before the MP!
Too bad Simone missed his return, I wanted him to win it with a sexy volley.

lalaland
10-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Yay.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 09:29 PM
I hope the error messages won't damage the recordings!

WTF is that he's being awarded with? :lol:

lalaland
10-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Anybody still watching? what are they giving him?

rtgy
10-28-2009, 09:30 PM
(T & C kiss:))hmmmmmm.....Gillou will get jealous:lol:


Gillou!!! :rocker2:

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 09:31 PM
Something to do with serving i think. Not quite sure what that is about.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 09:33 PM
He got a big cheque but it was for a 200kph serve rather than money I think :lol:

"Here Gilles you can't buy this serve so we're giving you a cheque for it" :devil:

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 09:35 PM
I missed the presentation bit bet365 froze on me!

Just feeling huge relief for Gillou right now,I was fully expecting a 3 setter.

Truc
10-28-2009, 09:37 PM
They do that after each "big match", they give a sort of trophy to the guy who had the fastest serve. I'm not sure it's really the fastest serve because it's always the Frenchie who gets it (Julien, Jo, now even Gilles...) They said he served twice at 200 km/h tonight.

krn81
10-28-2009, 09:40 PM
Hey everyone :wavey:
I just saw the end of the match, good to see he is winning.

The "price/check" was given to him because today he was the one whe served the faster 200km/h 2 times in the match :worship:
The speaker said something like it is a bit funny as you are not the bigger server on the tour...

I am gone I am too busy at work and i dont have time any more to watch tennis :sad:

Anyway good luck to him, hope he will do good on this tournament ;)

lalaland
10-28-2009, 09:41 PM
He got a big cheque but it was for a 200kph serve rather than money I think :lol:

"Here Gilles you can't buy this serve so we're giving you a cheque for it" :devil:

:rolls:

Gilles, we are just laughing with you, not at you ;). He has 14 aces today though, some angles his ace found were just nasty :yeah:.

Truc
10-28-2009, 09:43 PM
And the on-court interview:
The guy told him he had a lot of trouble on the court tonight, he even screamed at one point during the first set: "I'm fed up with this match!" Gilles answered that Simone always gives him a lot of trouble indeed. He had always lost to him in straight sets, so he really didn't want their h2h to be 3-0 for Simone.
Then a question about winning the title in Lyon, surely a big goal of him like for all the French players, etc. He didn't sound so enthusiastic and answered that Lyon isn't the French tournament where he feels the best. But he's improving year after year.
Then he was asked about his game and said that even if he wasn't able to do everything he wanted to do tonight, he's definitely feeling better and better at the moment, he has a good feeling on the court.
And about his next opponent (Guez), he said he knows him very well from the Futures and Challengers tour and he was really happy for David when he won 1st match yesterday. He seemed genuinely happy for him, it was quite nice.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 10:05 PM
:rolls:

Gilles, we are just laughing with you, not at you ;).

Oops I forgot he reads this forum! :devil:

He has 14 aces today though, some angles his ace found were just nasty :yeah:.

14 Aces!!! :eek: When he did the back to back aces I remember thinking that he'd probably doubled his aces for the match :lol:

Still it's good for him to win while not playing so well, and beating someone he's not beaten before :D

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Hey everyone :wavey:
I just saw the end of the match, good to see he is winning.

The "price/check" was given to him because today he was the one whe served the faster 200km/h 2 times in the match :worship:
The speaker said something like it is a bit funny as you are not the bigger server on the tour...

I am gone I am too busy at work and i dont have time any more to watch tennis :sad:

Anyway good luck to him, hope he will do good on this tournament ;)

Karine:wavey::hug: Nice you came in to see us,sorry you're so busy. Hope you're not too long before you're back here again;) Take care!

Thanks for the info everyone:yeah:

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Poor Gilles if he does read this forum.

MsTree
10-28-2009, 10:19 PM
We've had this discussion before and afterwards everyone was too scared to post anything in case he read it :lol:
I think he'd be quite impressed if he reads here (once he gets over the shock :lol:)

Cloudygirl
10-28-2009, 10:28 PM
I meant GM more than in here. All the mug pusher shite. He would just be scared about us all lusting over his body in here.

but-it's-ok
10-28-2009, 10:29 PM
We've had this discussion before and afterwards everyone was too scared to post anything in case he read it :lol:
I think he'd be quite impressed if he reads here (once he gets over the shock :lol:)

OK Gillou,you ready:lol: I found my hiding place:lol:
http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/scared/scared0016.gif

MsTree
10-28-2009, 10:36 PM
He's on the match after "The Big Match" tomorrow, 20.30 start time :)

I'll miss it as I have to work late, can someone do the honours for me? :)

I meant GM more than in here. All the mug pusher shite. He would just be scared about us all lusting over his body in here.

Nothing to be scared of here Gillou :devil:

Truc
10-28-2009, 10:36 PM
His h2h with Guez:
2004 Algeria F2 Futures FR Clay (O) G.SIMON 6-2 6-0
2005 Metz (Qualifying Draw) 32 Hard (I) G.SIMON 6-4 7-6(4)
2008 Marseille 32 Hard (I) G.SIMON 6-2 6-4

That round looks easy, but Bennet is tricky, he loves playing in Lyon (unlike Gilles) and seems in good form right now.

Truc
10-28-2009, 10:51 PM
His audio interview is up:
http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2009/?ID=5520
It's pretty much the same, of course.
He was expecting a difficult match anyway. And he talks again about his bad h2h against Simone, it would have gotten harder and harder to beat him after giving him a 3-0 lead in their h2h, so he badly wanted to win tonight.
He says he played the tiebreaks pretty well, but so did Simone.
The key today was his serve, he served very well. Even in the game he started with 2 DF, he managed to turn it around with 2 aces.
But he had trouble focussing today, he doesn't know why. It took a real effort for him to stay focused and as soon as his concentration was lapsing a bit, he was making silly UE.
It's normal for a first round, though, the point is to find one's bearings and more importantly to come through.
Guez is a counterpuncher, like him, with solid grounstrokes. And he says again that David is a great guy, so he's very happy for him he reached the 2nd round (it was his first win at ATP level at the age of 26, that's why it's such a big deal).

lalaland
10-29-2009, 01:08 AM
Oops I forgot he reads this forum! :devil:

Of course he does :lol:.

I meant GM more than in here. All the mug pusher shite. He would just be scared about us all lusting over his body in here.
Oh, don't bother wasting your time on GM, only the Off topic is worth reading ;).


Nothing to be scared of here Gillou :devil:

Gosh, you guys are too funny, I love it.

Gillou, if you are reading here, don’t worry, we don’t bite.






we'll just swallow you whole :p :devil:

turtle-rn
10-29-2009, 12:13 PM
Well done Gilles! :yippee:

Good luck for today.

but-it's-ok
10-29-2009, 08:54 PM
Hi guys:wavey: Anyone got a Live Stream? bet365 don't appear to be showing the match!

leptiric
10-29-2009, 08:54 PM
is anybody watching his match?? i cant find a stream that works... :(

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 08:55 PM
There isn't a stream. :(

but-it's-ok
10-29-2009, 08:56 PM
No stream:sobbing::sobbing:

leptiric
10-29-2009, 08:57 PM
o jesus...youre kidding!! :( :( :(
there was a stream today...and now when hes playing-nada!!

lalaland
10-29-2009, 09:00 PM
no stream :rolleyes:

leptiric
10-29-2009, 09:01 PM
that just pisses me off!!!! :(

but at least hes up with a break...

Truc
10-29-2009, 09:03 PM
www.tlm.fr usually shows the night matches delayed. They're showing JWT at the moment, then there will be the news and then it should be Gilles. So if you want to follow it in "live" conditions, you can close the scoreboard and watch it in one hour.
It's not good quality, though - and I'm not completely sure they will show Gilles' match.

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 09:09 PM
www.tlm.fr usually shows the night matches delayed. They're showing JWT at the moment, then there will be the news and then it should be Gilles. So if you want to follow it in "live" conditions, you can close the scoreboard and watch it in one hour.
It's not good quality, though - and I'm not completely sure they will show Gilles' match.

sod that I'll watch the livescores then watch the match ;)


Thanks you are a star

rtgy
10-29-2009, 09:12 PM
that just pisses me off!!!! :(

me too:o even the atp livescores doesn't work properly:mad::mad::mad:

but at least hes up with a break...


:rocker2:

but-it's-ok
10-29-2009, 09:12 PM
www.tlm.fr usually shows the night matches delayed. They're showing JWT at the moment, then there will be the news and then it should be Gilles. So if you want to follow it in "live" conditions, you can close the scoreboard and watch it in one hour.
It's not good quality, though - and I'm not completely sure they will show Gilles' match.

Thanks for the info Fran;)

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 09:14 PM
the livescores on bet365 are working if you can't get the atp ones to work

http://www.bet365.com/home/

rtgy
10-29-2009, 09:19 PM
the livescores on bet365 are working if you can't get the atp ones to work

http://www.bet365.com/home/


yeah I know i'm just pissed off right now:o:mad::mad: but at least Gillou is strong in lead!!! ALLEZ!!!
thanx:hug:

lalaland
10-29-2009, 09:23 PM
Thanks Fran, for the info. Can you tell me where to click to get the match? I'm having trouble navigating the site :o

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 09:25 PM
If you click on the red TLM en direct icon.

lalaland
10-29-2009, 09:30 PM
If you click on the red TLM en direct icon.

Thank you.

It was using Firefox and it asked me to install plug and I don't want to do so if it's not where I should be. So I guess I'll need that plug then. Thank you so much for the info, Cloudygirl.

Truc
10-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Here's the direct link:
mms://91.121.38.105/tlm
You sometimes need to try a few times.
But you have plenty of time, it shouldn't start before 10pm - and then watch them show Jo again. :devil:

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 09:42 PM
is it 9.41 French time now?

I'm completely crap at timezones.

Truc
10-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Yes, it should be in 15-20 minutes.

lalaland
10-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Here's the direct link:
mms://91.121.38.105/tlm
You sometimes need to try a few times.
But you have plenty of time, it shouldn't start before 10pm - and then watch them show Jo again. :devil:

Haha, maybe. :)

If they didn't show Gilles, I'll watch Jo then, I missed his anyway. But then, just now I saw a short promo looking thing and that's Gilles'. Since I don't know what they said, I'm going to assume they said they will show Gilles ;).

lalaland
10-29-2009, 09:49 PM
Watching Dip atm, he's so fine :hearts:

but-it's-ok
10-29-2009, 09:49 PM
No fuss win for Gilles:D

I think they'll show Gilles,I saw the trailer but I dunno what was being said either!

Truc
10-29-2009, 10:01 PM
:-( They're showing Paulo, Gilles' match must have been too onesided.
(But that one was too...)

Sorry for the false hopes!

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 10:02 PM
I wonder if it was televised at all.

lalaland
10-29-2009, 10:05 PM
no one cares about Gilles :crying2:

Okay. Oh well. I have been wanting to watch Paulo anyway but couldn't get up so early to catch his match. This match's a bit pathetic, but I'll watch anyway. Maybe they will stuck Gilles match at the end to fill up time :rolleyes:.

But what a tease for showing Gilles on the promo and then show someone else's match :mad:. nevermind, I'm just bitter :p.

but-it's-ok
10-29-2009, 10:11 PM
Fran you don't have to apologise;):hug:

All I hope is they restore him to streaming tomorrow,its a necessity!!:rocker2:

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 10:19 PM
Anyone know what time he is on the oop for tomorrow?

Truc
10-29-2009, 10:24 PM
Not before 16:00.

I listened to his audio interview, he sounds delighted by his game tonight:
http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2009/?ID=5537
He had to save 2 BP in his first service game, which was a good thing because he immediately knew he would have to play very well - and he did. It was better than yesterday in every regard, the concentration, the intensity, the movement, the groundstrokes, he says he served pretty well too, he's "really happy".

lalaland
10-29-2009, 10:33 PM
All I hope is they restore him to streaming tomorrow,its a necessity!!:rocker2:

They won't skip showing Benneteau, I'm sure ;).

Fran, thanks again, for the translation of the interview. I'm glad he found his game today, but tomorrow will be a much tougher test.

Cloudygirl
10-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Not before 4 :( It'll be over before I finish work.

MsTree
10-30-2009, 12:24 AM
Allez Gilles! Strong win :D

rawalya
10-30-2009, 03:57 PM
the match is about to start


ALLEZ GILLOU


:bigclap:

MsTree
10-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Allez Gilles!!! :D

Hope someone is recording this as I'm not able to cap streams just now for some reason :(

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Hey all :wavey:

Sorry Les I'm not equipped to record live stream on my desktop (and I'm watching the crappy fromsport stream, trying to guess which pixel is the ball.. :()

Allez Gilles!

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:11 PM
Haha hello Thierry "Luzanne"! ^_^

MsTree
10-30-2009, 04:12 PM
He looks hot :hearts:

Truc
10-30-2009, 04:13 PM
I'm recording the bet365 stream.

(I'm pissed, tennislive.tv has been showing the last match of the afternoon so far and precisely today they don't. They have a much better quality and they also have it on demand then.)

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:22 PM
#*%$ bet365 stream isn't working for me "Unfortunately, this event is not available in your region." :(

Gilles looks focused so far. Deep grounstrokes. :D

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:41 PM
Allez Gilles! first deuce game. take it! :(

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:43 PM
Sweet net cord! :D

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:46 PM
:( Keep being aggressive Gilles! time to step in the court, Benny has been doing most of the action till now.

MsTree
10-30-2009, 04:46 PM
The netcord :hearts: Gillou today :)

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:48 PM
Good hold! :D

Can't take my eyes off benny's top of his head. something seems to be plummeting over there.. :p

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:51 PM
So you're watching Les?

I'm gonna switch to Lena/Kuzzi in ten minutes, the blonde russian is more in need of my support right now.

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 04:54 PM
6-5* Allez Gillou! take the set now. :(

MsTree
10-30-2009, 04:56 PM
Yes I'm watching ;)

I've been watching Caroline's matches from Doha, she's some cookie!

rawalya
10-30-2009, 04:58 PM
my bet365 stream is acting silly today :(
the picture keeps freezing every few minutes and sometimes without a sound
and it once showed Benneteau's bum on my screen for over a minute

i would prefer if it's Gillou's >__<

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Gilles is playing backward. He stands so far behind he's late to take advantage of his opponent's short strokes. :(

Allez! take that tie-break. :wavey:

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 05:03 PM
I've been watching Caroline's matches from Doha, she's some cookie!
If that means she's well-rounded, I agree. :p so are her moonballs btw.

turtle-rn
10-30-2009, 05:05 PM
First set Gillou! just in time. :D :worship:

MsTree
10-30-2009, 05:07 PM
My stream keeps freezing now :(

rawalya
10-30-2009, 05:07 PM
didnt see it (because of my silly stream)

but :bigclap: for the first set Gillou :)

rawalya
10-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Les you're infected :lol:


:( why it always has to be Benneteau freezed on my screen

Truc
10-30-2009, 05:11 PM
My stream isn't working properly either.
I'm watching on TLM at the moment, the quality is poor, but at least it's working.
The recording will be unusable, sorry.

rtgy
10-30-2009, 05:18 PM
stream here:
http://www.fromsport.com/video-102351.html;)

MsTree
10-30-2009, 05:21 PM
I do love it when Gillou serve volleys on a big point :inlove:

MsTree
10-30-2009, 05:22 PM
Bet365 is back working again Fran :)

rawalya
10-30-2009, 05:27 PM
thanks Yavor :hug:


how come an early break :p

so i missed good parts of the match when he took the first set
and got a break early the second set :lol:

rawalya
10-30-2009, 05:38 PM
:bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:


Gillou :kiss:

rtgy
10-30-2009, 05:42 PM
thanks Yavor :hug:



you're welcome:hug:


Gillou!!!:D :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

MsTree
10-30-2009, 05:43 PM
That was a good watch :) Allez Gilles! :D

lalaland
10-30-2009, 10:49 PM
Good win, I was a little worry since Benny has been in great form lately, but so is Gilles.

His h-to-h against the remaining 3 aren't so good. 0-3 against Mika, that ought to change. 0-3 against Ljubo and never play Arno. About time to put some wins to those h to h. C'mon Gilles. Good luck tomorrow.

And tomorrow's BIG MATCH is Clement Vs Ljubo at 2pm. I wonder when's Gilles' match then? before or after?

Truc
10-30-2009, 10:52 PM
He plays the 2nd match.

I can't take a 0-4 against Mika, Gilles. Please. He hasn't even won a set against him so far.

Truc
10-30-2009, 11:14 PM
I had made a complete summary of the interviews and the MTF servers just "swallowed" it. :fiery:

He says he didn't play as well as against Guez, it's too bad we can't find any video of yesterday's match because I found him quite impressive today!
He's not completely happy about his returns today, he finds them too short (it will be important tomorrow since Mika's first serve gives him so much trouble).
And he talks quite a lot about his bad h2h against Mika, he's very aware of it, as usual, he says he doesn't really feel like the favourite going into this match, even though he's far ahead of him in the rankings. But he also says there's not particular reason why he couldn't beat him. He finds interesting to play him here in Lyon where there's not so much at stake for him.

lalaland
10-31-2009, 01:20 AM
Thanks Fran, for the transcript.

He finds interesting to play him here in Lyon where there's not so much at stake for him.

:confused: his 3 previous losses to Mika were all in small tourneys anyway, were there more stake in those?

Anyhow, I hope he wins tomorrow so he will gain some points to make this Lyon trip worthwhile. Allez Gilles.

but-it's-ok
10-31-2009, 08:52 AM
:sobbing::sobbing: I missed all of it thanks to a power cut at home that lasted till the middle of last night!!:(

I'll miss today's semi too,cos of football. Guys,please cheer him to the echo for me;)

ALLEZ GILLOU:rocker:

Truc
10-31-2009, 09:32 AM
:confused: his 3 previous losses to Mika were all in small tourneys anyway, were there more stake in those? I think he means that it's better to face him in Lyon than in a tournament which would really count a lot to him, like a Slam or a Masters 1000. He really sounds very eager to finally get his first win over him today so he won't go into their next match with that "pigeon" feeling if it's a really important match, like a 1st round in a Slam.

Truc
10-31-2009, 01:17 PM
His draw in Valencia:
[5] SIMON, Gilles FRA - KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE - MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP - CUEVAS, Pablo URU
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS - [3] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

MsTree
10-31-2009, 01:21 PM
:eek:
Oh well at least he has the opportunity to put right a few h2hs :tape:

turtle-rn
10-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Wow. Now that's a tough draw.

Allez Gilles, don't blow your match today, I can't stand Llodra.

lalaland
10-31-2009, 02:47 PM
I think he means that it's better to face him in Lyon than in a tournament which would really count a lot to him, like a Slam or a Masters 1000. He really sounds very eager to finally get his first win over him today so he won't go into their next match with that "pigeon" feeling if it's a really important match, like a 1st round in a Slam.

I see, this certainly makes more sense.

His draw in Valencia:
[5] SIMON, Gilles FRA - KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE - MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP - CUEVAS, Pablo URU
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS - [3] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA

:eek:
Maybe Cuevas will come thru in his section of the draw :p, NOT!


Allez Gilles, please win today.

MsTree
10-31-2009, 03:43 PM
He looks gorgeous today :hearts:

Truc
10-31-2009, 04:07 PM
The German commentator said that Gilles plays with contact lenses - I know we had already wondered about it long ago, nobody knew for sure back then, does anybody know now? I guess it's true if the commentator said so, but he doesn't know the French players so well.

MsTree
10-31-2009, 04:21 PM
Llodra's serve :eek:

Tie break :eek:

lalaland
10-31-2009, 04:29 PM
Llodra's serve :eek:

Indeed.

So how does other players beat Llorda? :confused: or he just comes up with the good when he plays Gilles? :(

Truc
10-31-2009, 04:34 PM
He did it. He won a set against Michaël Llodra.
:worship:

MsTree
10-31-2009, 04:34 PM
Way to go Gillou :dance:

Truc
10-31-2009, 04:35 PM
And finally with a good return on the last point. He can return Mika's serve sometimes, that's good to know.

lalaland
10-31-2009, 04:36 PM
Yay. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Allez Gilles, please take the 2nd set too.

rtgy
10-31-2009, 04:49 PM
:obroken.............WTF:o
Gillou:mad:

MsTree
10-31-2009, 04:49 PM
Hope that loss of his service was a cunning way of tricking himself into playing like he's behind? :tape:

Allez Gilles! :eek:

rtgy
10-31-2009, 04:50 PM
1-4:mad::mad::mad:

lalaland
10-31-2009, 04:53 PM
Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!

C'mon Gilles.

rtgy
10-31-2009, 04:58 PM
2-5:rolleyes: (I'm so pissed off right now:mad:)

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:00 PM
Come on Gilles, Break him!!!

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:02 PM
Llodra's just a serving machine :eek:

rtgy
10-31-2009, 05:02 PM
3-6:( great job Gillou:o

BlueLighthouse
10-31-2009, 05:03 PM
Well, we can see him longer - one more set. Please Gillou - make us proud.

lalaland
10-31-2009, 05:04 PM
C'mon Gilles, you can do it.

Allez!

lalaland
10-31-2009, 05:15 PM
Mika must feel invincible in his service game :mad:.

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:15 PM
Gillou's becoming a bit of a serving machine too :)

Allez Gilles! :D

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:20 PM
Their 1st serve winners must be close to 100% ~ anyone got the scoreboard open?

Edit finally got it to work - ML 85% GS 88%

Truc
10-31-2009, 05:21 PM
In the 3rd set, yes. 10/10 and 11/11.

lalaland
10-31-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm glad that Gilles doesn't look too frustrated, cos I'm frustrated as hell, Mika is a wall in front of the net.

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:34 PM
Come on Gillou! :hug: This time!

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:39 PM
Oooh :eek: the netcord loves Mika today :(

rtgy
10-31-2009, 05:42 PM
0-4:o

rtgy
10-31-2009, 05:44 PM
Oooh :eek: the netcord loves Mika today :(


well what a day................:(

lalaland
10-31-2009, 05:45 PM
Dammit :mad::mad::mad:

:hug::hug::hug: Gilles.

Well, at least he got another day to prepare for Valencia.

rawalya
10-31-2009, 05:47 PM
Gillou :hug:


:bigcry:

MsTree
10-31-2009, 05:48 PM
There wasn't much he could do about that! :eek:
The quality of tennis was pretty high from the point he got broken but it wasn't enough :(
Gillou :hug: good try!

Truc
10-31-2009, 07:26 PM
He says in his audio interview they both played well in his opinion, it was a 50-50 story. He never had a chance on Mika's serve, but he felt quite comfortable himself in his service games. But he obviously wasn't meant to win the tiebreak today.
It's so hard to hold your service games during the whole set to reach the tiebreak - to lose two points on your serve because of netcords then is very frustrating.
A journalist says everybody is having a fondness for S&V players like Mika, doesn't he feel that way himself? (What a terrible question to ask when you know how Gilles feels about Mika!) Gilles laughs and says that he doesn't feel like he's playing a S&V player when he plays against Mika, he feels like he's playing a big server. It's like penalty kicks. And that's not the kind of tennis he likes. Mika played some nice volleys today, but he must have had 10 - and 80 service winners.
Mika was so strong on serve today, especially on his 2nd serve, he took a lot of risks and hit very few DF, he knew he would need this shot today and he did it, so congrats to him.

In another interview he says that he's at least happy with his attitude today, Mika was hitting aces left and right and Gilles kept his composure, so that was a good point.

BlueLighthouse
10-31-2009, 07:51 PM
(What a terrible question to ask when you know how Gilles feels about Mika!).

Fran, please shed some light here - I can't recall if there's any interviews/articles 'bout these two.

turtle-rn
10-31-2009, 08:58 PM
Ugh. I'm glad I couldn't watch it. Gilles should have worn a costume to scare off Llodra demons, it's Halloween! lol

but-it's-ok
11-01-2009, 08:51 AM
Thats heartbreaking to concede 2 breaks of serve in a final set tie-break on netcords:sobbing:

Gillou:hug::hug:

Thanks for the interview summaries Fran:hug:

Truc
11-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Fran, please shed some light here - I can't recall if there's any interviews/articles 'bout these two.I didn't mean anything in particular, sorry for the confusion. But the journalist used the word "tendresse" in French and that's really not the word which comes to my mind when I hear Gilles talk about Mika.

I like his answer and how he exposes the bias of this question. French journalists always are so insulting to big servers like Karlovic, accusing them of killing the game - but when Llodra is a serving machine, like he was yesterday, everybody is apparently supposed to go into raptures about it.

Truc
11-01-2009, 08:32 PM
An interview he gave to the local newspaper before the start of the tournament:
http://www.leprogres.fr/fr/permalien/article.html?iurweb=2122590

Just a simplified translation since we already know most of the things he says:
- How is your knee?
Not worse than usual! There's not much I can do, I try to not think too much about it.
- Isn't it very frustrating to get injured after the terrific season you had in 2008?
Sure, but injuries are part of a tennis career. Everybody is having their own problems...
- Do you think it might be the consequence of your overloaded season last year?
Maybe, since my season was longer than I was used to. But the very best are able to cope with it. Up to me to improve in order to remain fit.
- You're still ranked at #12 despite of this injury. Are you proud of it?
Proud, I don't know. I play for myself, I have nothing to prove.... It just shows that I still had a good season, despite the injury and the confidence issues at one point. I improved in the Slams, especially because I took some time to rest before the start of the events... which might have harmed me too. But I haven't completely given up my hope to finish the season in the top 10. It will take a big run in Bercy.
- Would you say that you've improved in 2009?
Yes. On two points. First, my game forwards is much better than it used to be. I'm able to apply it in matches more often now. And I won matches in straight sets this year, which almost never happened to me when my strength and my weakness were to adapt to the level of my opponent, even to the bad ones!
- Were you surprised by your level of play in Asia?
No, not at all. I've been having a good feeling for 3 months already. But my knee hampered me a lot during the US tournaments.
- What are your expectations for the last part of the season?
I wanted to win a title. I've done it. My goal now isn't necessarily to play the Masters Cup, but to play well in Paris.
- And Lyon?
Lyon is a tournament I like, I've always improved here year after year. The surface is different this year and I'll try to go further this time. I'm in Lyon to win the title. I'm one of the few players who can still gain points at that stage.
- What will be your goal in 2010?
When you're in the top 10 or not far from it, you know you'll have to play well to progress. So the goal will be to win a Masters 1000 or a Slam.

Jess22
11-01-2009, 10:05 PM
- Would you say that you've improved in 2009?
Yes. On two points. First, my game forwards is much better than it used to be. I'm able to apply it in matches more often now. And I won matches in straight sets this year, which almost never happened to me when my strength and my weakness were to adapt to the level of my opponent, even to the bad ones!

- What will be your goal in 2010?
When you're in the top 10 or not far from it, you know you'll have to play well to progress. So the goal will be to win a Masters 1000 or a Slam.

:sad: Tough loss but :worship: it's so true about the straight sets! I like that goal :)

rtgy
11-02-2009, 08:19 AM
V R1: Gillou vs. Kuni;)
h2h: 1-0 (Nottingham 6-4 6-3:D Stats (http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Match-Facts-Pop-Up.aspx?t=741&y=2006&r=3&p=SD32))
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=SD32&oId=K403


Singles draw:http://secure-us.imrworldwide.com/cgi-bin/b?ci=us-atpclick&cg=pdfs&tu=http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/573/mds.pdf

ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker:

Truc
11-02-2009, 03:35 PM
1st match of the day tomorrow (11am).

Naina
11-02-2009, 04:34 PM
Allez Gilles :D fingers crossed for a good tournament :yeah:

turtle-rn
11-02-2009, 05:14 PM
Good luck for tomorrow Gillou. Fighto! :(

but-it's-ok
11-02-2009, 07:36 PM
V R1: Gillou vs. Kuni;)
h2h: 1-0 (Nottingham 6-4 6-3:D

Oooh thanks for reminding me of that Yavor:hug: Fond memories I have of that day,Monday 19th June,2006 on Court 2 in Nottingham,the first time I ever watched Gillou live in tourney action:hearts: A cloudy day with the ray of sunshine that is Gillou bounding all over the new grass court,slipping and sliding,cursing,but playing with the style and guile we all know and love.

I won't be around to follow the match tomorrow,so good luck Gillou:bounce:

rtgy
11-02-2009, 10:14 PM
Oooh thanks for reminding me of that Yavor:hug: Fond memories I have of that day,Monday 19th June,2006 on Court 2 in Nottingham,the first time I ever watched Gillou live in tourney action:hearts: A cloudy day with the ray of sunshine that is Gillou bounding all over the new grass court,slipping and sliding,cursing,but playing with the style and guile we all know and love.

:lol: wow that's great DI:hug: I'm happy that you're happy:p


---------------------------------
btw, I adore your ava:yeah: :worship: I'm big Seba fan too!!!

MsTree
11-03-2009, 02:17 AM
Anyone seen a stream advertised? I'm not seeing any till Thursday, and I'll have TV coverage by then anyway :eek:
I've got tomorrow off too :( Was quite looking forward to a lunchtime drooling over Gillou :sad:

lalaland
11-03-2009, 03:19 AM
http://www.justin.tv/deportes_tv_tdp/popout

I'm not sure if this is a live stream, cos it's actually active atm, showing Davy's match earlier today, but I'd give it a try comes game time if I'm awake somehow.

MsTree
11-03-2009, 09:21 AM
Cheers Lala! I know there must be coverage somewhere as some of yesterday's matches have been uploaded! :)

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:28 AM
4-2:rocker:
ALLEZ!!!

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:31 AM
5-2 :bounce:

MsTree
11-03-2009, 10:39 AM
6-3 in under half an hour and Gillou has 71% 1st serve!!!! :D Ace at setpoint :)

Have you got a stream Yavor, or just watching the scoreboard?

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:41 AM
ufffffffff after much struggling he manage to deliver 6-3!:o
Gosh Gillou you scared me:rolleyes:

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Have you got a stream Yavor, or just watching the scoreboard?


no sweetie I'm on livescores too:sad::mad::(

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:50 AM
break 2-1 :D:worship:

MsTree
11-03-2009, 10:50 AM
Gosh Tommy Haas has got Swine Flu! :eek:

Allez Gillou! Lets not celebrate the break till he holds tho :lol:

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:54 AM
yeah 3-1 :bounce: :D

MsTree
11-03-2009, 10:58 AM
:lol: Its all good :D

rtgy
11-03-2009, 10:59 AM
4-2 :worship: amazing 5-2 :bounce:

MsTree
11-03-2009, 11:04 AM
Yeah Gillou :woohoo: 6-3 6-2 :D
70% 1st serve :eek:

rtgy
11-03-2009, 11:04 AM
:lol: Its all good :D


true:D 6-3 6-2 :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

rtgy
11-03-2009, 11:05 AM
70% 1st serve :eek:


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

Puschkin
11-03-2009, 11:12 AM
Nice: quick and clean. I have not seen anything though.

Naina
11-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Wow Gillou that was quick :D

angela5
11-03-2009, 12:24 PM
Nice win Gillou :D Glad he's not facing PHM in the next round. I'm still laughing at what a horrible draw he has:lol:
But let's make it 4-2 against Berdych yeah?:devil:

BlueLighthouse
11-03-2009, 12:29 PM
Nice win Gillou :D Glad he's not facing PHM in the next round. I'm still laughing at what a horrible draw he has:lol:
But let's make it 4-2 against Berdych yeah?:devil:

Tough draw indeed! :(

turtle-rn
11-03-2009, 02:34 PM
Well done Gillou. :dance:

Glad he's not facing PHM in the next round.
Considering PHM's poor form of late, it would have been on the contrary a good opportunity for him to remedy their h2h. :devil:

MsTree
11-03-2009, 04:09 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/573/op.pdf

Gillou first up again tomorrow. Allez Gilles :D

but-it's-ok
11-03-2009, 05:34 PM
:woohoo:great Gilles had such an easy win,and just read his serving stats:bounce:

Not sure whether I'll be around for his match tomorrow,I'm just so busy right now. Allez Gillou!!!:bounce::bounce:

lalaland
11-03-2009, 07:12 PM
First match of the day again huh :rolleyes:, probably no livestream then? since the spanish crews are still sleeping at that time.

Good luck Gilles.

lalaland
11-04-2009, 01:03 AM
I was over at the ATP site looking at the stats. Gilles ranked 8th in the 2nd serve points won catagory :eek:. I'm a bit shocked, I always thought his 2nd serve is the weakest part of his game... I guess he defends his 2nd serve well. 51st on the 1st serve %, only 54% average. Anyhow, interesting stuffs over there, and expectedly, he's top 10 in saving BP as well as converting his BP. :)

MsTree
11-04-2009, 07:40 AM
I was watching a match from the end of last year and Gillou was #1 at winning matches from a set down :lol:

Allez Gilles! Enjoy the match folks! :)

Truc
11-04-2009, 07:48 AM
He only says in L'Equipe that the surface is slow and the bouncing quite high, so they need to adjust, but he did it well.

And nothing to do with Valencia, but the main article is about Agassi and they quote his reaction to the whole story:
« C'est toujours déplaisant quand un type qui a été une icône du tennis vous explique, une fois à la retraite, qu'il détestait ce jeu. C'est désagréable en fait. Agassi a joué jusqu'à trente-cinq ans en nous disant à l'époque qu'il adorait ça, et maintenant il nous dit que c'était du flan. Je préfère un mec comme Davydenko qui, parfois, avoue qu'il trouve sa motivation dans l'argent à gagner. Lui, au moins, il est honnête. Quand j'ai appris son histoire de drogue, je n'ai pas été étonné. Quand on m'a dit pour Gasquet, là, oui, j'ai été scié. J'ai trouvé ça simplement inconcevable. Pour Agassi, non. »
Always unpleasant when a guy who's been a tennis icon is telling you after the end of his career that he hated the game. Agassi played until the age of 35 telling us at the time that he was loving it. And now he says it was a load of hooey. I prefer a guy like Davydenko who sometimes admits that he finds his motivation in money. He, at least, is honest. When I heard about his drug story, I wasn't surprised. When I was told about Gasquet, I was staggered. I found it absolutely inconceivable. But not for Agassi.

Cloudygirl
11-04-2009, 07:55 AM
I do like Gilles. He doesn't hold back from saying what he thinks.

Puschkin
11-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Always unpleasant when a guy who's been a tennis icon is telling you after the end of his career that he hated the game. Agassi played until the age of 35 telling us at the time that he was loving it. And now he says it was a load of hooey. I prefer a guy like Davydenko who sometimes admits that he finds his motivation in money. He, at least, is honest. When I heard about his drug story, I wasn't surprised. When I was told about Gasquet, I was staggered. I found it absolutely inconceivable. But not for Agassi.

Gilles, the non-conformist. Bluntly- as usual. :worship:

but-it's-ok
11-04-2009, 09:57 AM
Wow Gilles,you let your thoughts go there!

Månu
11-04-2009, 09:58 AM
Any link for the match today?

Månu
11-04-2009, 10:31 AM
he really wants to improve his stats on BP saved!

but-it's-ok
11-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Breaks straight back to 30

2-2. Allez Gillou step it up:bounce:

Truc
11-04-2009, 10:39 AM
he really wants to improve his stats on BP saved!:rolls:
2-2 after 25 minutes of play.

BlueLighthouse
11-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Break Point saved 7/8
If I'm Berdych I'll be vvvvv pissed.

Truc
11-04-2009, 10:49 AM
3-2 after 35 minutes, this is Gillou's vengeance for making him play early every day, he will mess up their whole schedule.

but-it's-ok
11-04-2009, 10:50 AM
7 minutes per game average,11 breakpoints offered so far on an indoor court:lol:

simplet
11-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Come on now, no stream? We can watch a challenger in Kazakhstan this week, but we can't watch Simon-Berdych?

BlueLighthouse
11-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Come on now, no stream? We can watch a challenger in Kazakhstan this week, but we can't watch Simon-Berdych?

I can't find the stream at all :mad:
Valencia streams start with Jo - Misha match :confused:

Månu
11-04-2009, 11:11 AM
6-4 for Gillou, he's at 8/9 BP saved and 2/5 converted...

but-it's-ok
11-04-2009, 11:11 AM
SET 6-4:bounce: And 5 aces,Berdych served only 1 in that set:D

simplet
11-04-2009, 11:18 AM
I can't find the stream at all :mad:
Valencia streams start with Jo - Misha match :confused:

Hi there, I hadn't seen you around here before. It seems that Gilles has a lot of thai fans, that's pretty cool.

He won the first set, hurrah! The stats are pretty funny and telling. One one hand, you have a guy who wins around 60% first serve (passing a mere 50%), 50% second, solid all around and especially on break points (and he has a lot to save!). On the other hand, a guy who wins 80%+ points on his first serve, gets 70% of them in, but is getting murdered on his second serve, and less solid on break points.

Apparently it pays to be the solid player, instead of the flashy guy who gets in trouble as soon as his first serve takes a break!

simplet
11-04-2009, 11:23 AM
Hi there, I hadn't seen you around here before. It seems that Gilles has a lot of thai fans, that's pretty cool.

He won the first set, hurrah! The stats are pretty funny and telling. One one hand, you have a guy who wins around 60% first serve (passing a mere 50%), 50% second, solid all around and especially on break points (and he has a lot to save!). On the other hand, a guy who wins 80%+ points on his first serve, gets 70% of them in, but is getting murdered on his second serve, and less solid on break points.

Apparently it pays to be the solid player, instead of the flashy guy who gets in trouble as soon as his first serve takes a break!

Of course I just have to write that for Gilles to become a serving machine.

BlueLighthouse
11-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Hi there, I hadn't seen you around here before. It seems that Gilles has a lot of thai fans, that's pretty cool.

Bonjour, I'm new here - been a lurker in Marat's for a while.

Yes, Gillou has a shocking increasing number of Thai fan after his debut in Bangkok. Who can resist? ;) Hope he comes back to defend his title.

Månu
11-04-2009, 11:34 AM
he's now 16/16 1st serve points won and 0/3 2nd serve points won in the second set :scratch:

Månu
11-04-2009, 11:49 AM
damn, his 2nd serve stats were awful in the 2nd set

Månu
11-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Come on Gilles now hold on!

Truc
11-04-2009, 12:27 PM
2nd serve points won: 17% in the 2nd set, now over 70% in the 3rd set. :lol:

30-30 when he serves for the match... You'll improve your BP stats next time, coco, serve it out now.

Månu
11-04-2009, 12:28 PM
he just wanted to save 1 more BP :lol:

Månu
11-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Thta's it he even saved a second BP on this final game... now let's hope he's gonna be facing Jo

Puschkin
11-04-2009, 12:40 PM
I wonder how he did it, on SB he looked in deep troubles in the first set, still able to win it, and the match some hours later. ;) Well done.

but-it's-ok
11-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Well done Gillou!:bounce:

rtgy
11-04-2009, 12:57 PM
Gillou:rocker:
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::woohoo:


Berdych:ras::ras::ras:





ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:

BlueLighthouse
11-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Gillou:rocker:
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::woohoo:


Berdych:ras::ras::ras:





ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker2:


I'm with you. Can't stand Berdych :mad::mad::mad:

lalaland
11-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Well done Gilles :yeah:

Potential clash with the Colonel :scared::scared::scared:

Gotta cheer hard for Pablo tomorrow.

Nastasie
11-04-2009, 06:13 PM
Well done, Gillou! Wow, that was a strange match. And yeah, he'll definitely have to bring it up a notch if he faces Youzhny. :unsure:

MsTree
11-04-2009, 06:25 PM
That was a weird one to follow the livescore for! WD Gillou, nice that you live to fight another day on TV this time! :D

turtle-rn
11-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Davaï Misha!! :D You MUST annhilate Pablito tomorrow, a pigeon reward is coming your way! :devil:

oh yeah, well done Gillou for today. :p

MsTree
11-04-2009, 07:39 PM
:tape: Nat you're being a naughty boy! If Scotty was around you'd be in for some punishment :devil: