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ImmzB
09-03-2009, 01:15 AM
Richie's next Tournament!

September 21st - 27th

Entry deadline: August 10, 2009
Seeding: September 14, 2009

1 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
2 Robredo, Tommy ESP 16
3 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 25
4 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 27
5 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 36
6 Gasquet, Richard FRA 38
7 Beck, Andreas GER 41
8 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 44
9 Petzschner, Philipp GER 45
10 Zverev, Mischa GER 46
11 Becker, Benjamin GER 48
12 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 53
13 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 56
14 Benneteau, Julien FRA 58
15 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 59
16 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 60
17 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 62
18 Rochus, Christophe BEL 63
19 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 65
20 Golubev, Andrey KAZ 66
21 Istomin, Denis UZB 74
22 (Q)
23 (Q)
24 (Q)
25 (Q)
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)

Alternates
1. Phau, Bjorn GER 76
2. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 77
3. Gicquel, Marc FRA 79
4. Zeballos, Horacio ARG 82
5. Korolev, Evgeny RUS 83
6. Hernych, Jan CZE 86
7. Odesnik, Wayne USA 88
8. Schuettler, Rainer GER 91
9. Mannarino, Adrian FRA 94
10. Beck, Karol SVK 100
11. Kim, Kevin USA 103
12. Ouanna, Josselin FRA 106
13. Alves, Thiago BRA 108
14. Ventura, Santiago ESP 109
15. Kiefer, Nicolas GER 110

acd692
09-03-2009, 02:48 AM
go richie! get back in the game:) cant wait to see him playing again..

Mariana_lcf
09-03-2009, 02:53 PM
yey! when does the tournament start??

Kournikovaism
09-03-2009, 08:35 PM
This seems like a nice tournament to win some matches :)

Vlad1980
09-03-2009, 08:56 PM
Plenty of time for Richard to get some serious practice and finally get a win a match. That is all I am asking right now. Just 1 match in next tournament.

Gretchen.
09-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Hopefully he gets some nice support from the French crowd :)

I think this is a good chance for him to win a couple of matches and get some confidence for the more important tournaments later on but yeah right now we are really just hoping for at least one win!

ImmzB
09-04-2009, 12:13 AM
yey! when does the tournament start??

September 21st - 27th

Cloudygirl
09-04-2009, 01:25 AM
I'm on holiday I might have to beg people to text me scores lol.

Hannah4eva
09-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Oh wow can't wait to see Richie back in a tournament :bounce: Now just go on ahead and win the tournament :rolls:

reggie1
09-04-2009, 02:29 PM
I just hope he plays because it's in France and he does seem to have a bit of a block where that's concerned.

Schu
09-04-2009, 05:48 PM
I just hope he plays because it's in France and he does seem to have a bit of a block where that's concerned.

We're not even gonna go there... ;)

Vlad1980
09-04-2009, 06:42 PM
I just hope he plays because it's in France and he does seem to have a bit of a block where that's concerned.

Yeah, he better not withdraw! :D

InfiniteSadness
09-07-2009, 01:50 PM
Does anyone of you go to this tourney?
I'm going there for the semi, as I live in the same region as Metz at the moment!

Acer
09-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Does anyone of you go to this tourney?
I'm going there for the semi, as I live in the same region as Metz at the moment!

I was in Strasbourg just nearby until this month. Meh.

InfiniteSadness
09-10-2009, 09:14 AM
I live in Longwy. :) (well not exactly in Longwy, but almost)

But soon, I'm back to Paris. :S

I like Strasbourg, it's a lovely city.

bleu_cheese
09-11-2009, 03:46 AM
Good luck Richard. Hope he gets a decent draw at least.

acd692
09-15-2009, 09:09 PM
he is going to play? for sure? i want to see the draw:)

Getta
09-19-2009, 05:47 PM
Main Draw

Gaël Monfils / Bye
Sébastien Grosjean (WC) v Jarkko Nieminen
Janko Tipsarevic v Qualifier
Qualifier v Ivan Ljubicic

Philipp Petzschner / Bye
Mischa Zverev v Michaël Llodra (WC)
Richard Gasquet v Qualifier
Christophe Rochus v Fabrice Santoro

Andreas Beck v Yen-Hsun Lu
Adrian Mannarino v Josselin Ouanna (WC)
Marc Gicquel v Qualifier
Paul-Henri Mathieu / Bye

Benjamin Becker v Evgeny Korolev
Denis Istomin v Andrey Golubev
Bjorn Phau v Rainer Schuettler
Philipp Kohlschreiber / Bye

Naina
09-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Decent draw for once :p
Good Luck :bounce: Wont even be able to check scores before wednesday so please hang around till then at least Richie :D

InfiniteSadness
09-19-2009, 08:11 PM
Seems not too bad.

I hope I'll see him on Saturday!

Gasquetno.1
09-19-2009, 08:28 PM
Does anyone know if there will be live streams for this?

whattheheck
09-19-2009, 11:11 PM
Richie has a good chance to reach semis

~*BGT*~
09-19-2009, 11:44 PM
Main Draw

Richard Gasquet v Qualifier

Benjamin Becker v Evgeny Korolev

Allez and Davai! :armed:

Ertl93
09-19-2009, 11:53 PM
Does anyone know if there will be live streams for this?

ATDHE?!

Kournikovaism
09-20-2009, 03:00 AM
METZ FINAL
Gasquet vs Korolev

:) :)

Well thats my dream :p

~*BGT*~
09-20-2009, 07:28 AM
That means one of them has to lose and I CANNOT choose one. :sad: Evgeny would win his first ATP title and Richard would start a great comeback in his career by winning his first tournament in 2 years. Why can't both happen? :sobbing:

whattheheck
09-20-2009, 08:03 AM
I'd like to see Gasquet vs Beck, but that's a long shot.

j'adore_richie
09-20-2009, 08:32 AM
ooh decent draw...I hope he gets a few matches under his belt. I'm hoping for a Richard vs Gael match, if only for the kisses at the net:devil:

Davodus
09-20-2009, 09:09 AM
Pretty good draw, I haven't looked at the qualifying draw for it so I don't know who he could play, but definitely could have been worse.

SUKTUEN
09-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Allez Richard!!

Kournikovaism
09-20-2009, 05:02 PM
That means one of them has to lose and I CANNOT choose one. :sad: Evgeny would win his first ATP title and Richard would start a great comeback in his career by winning his first tournament in 2 years. Why can't both happen? :sobbing:

Better than both losing :p :lol:

ImmzB
09-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Come on Gasquet!!

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Any live feeds of this tournament?

Tess Gray
09-22-2009, 07:24 PM
Nope, just livescores unfortunately.

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 07:56 PM
Nope, just livescores unfortunately.
:topic: haven't seen you for a while!:wavey:

Tess Gray
09-22-2009, 08:24 PM
:topic: haven't seen you for a while!:wavey:

:wavey:Yep I know I've been MIA.:lol: Hope you're ok?

Richard is about to start.
Livescores:p
http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=38&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=0773&ref=www.atpworldtour.com

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 08:33 PM
The live feed will start Friday, as usual. :(

Glad to read I'm not the only "sad" person sitting here following the livescore. Allez Richard, let's build on the wins over the weekend.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 08:40 PM
Come on you bastard! Break him! :mad:

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 08:43 PM
You BASTARD! Now you're about to get broken. :fiery:

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Sorry everyone... I go insane when my players do things like that. I must insult them. :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 08:50 PM
I was about to say that it looks like the period of us being 'forgiving' and 'gentle' is over. ;)

2DF already, nice... break him here please.

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 08:54 PM
Richard breaks on his 7th! chance. Leads 2-1.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 08:54 PM
He needed 7 BPs. :eek: If he hadn't broken in this game, I think I might have exploded. :haha:

Getta
09-22-2009, 08:55 PM
Sorry everyone... I go insane when my players do things like that. I must insult them. :lol:

You left me shocked and appalled, and upset, Danielle.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 09:00 PM
You left me shocked and appalled, and upset, Danielle.

:hug: I won't call him names... I'll try. :awww:

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 09:10 PM
Looks like Richard is having tons of trouble on his second serve.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Just 2/8 points won on second serve. :eek: Thank goodness he's serving at almost 70%.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 09:22 PM
He's got the first set 6-3.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 09:33 PM
Bad start to the second set. He got broken. Allez Rich!

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 09:34 PM
He's got the first set 6-3.

But quickly going down a break in the second. Looks like if he cant get first serve in, he can't win the point. And this is against Berrer, top 150 player.

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 09:36 PM
Another break. Now down 0-3!

reggie1
09-22-2009, 09:38 PM
I hope the crowd are being kind.

icecastle
09-22-2009, 09:44 PM
Oh please win Richie!

icecastle
09-22-2009, 09:50 PM
What is happening to him? He's down 1-5 on the second set.. :confused:

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 09:59 PM
Lost the second set 6-2:(:(

reggie1
09-22-2009, 09:59 PM
He has lost it 6-2!

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 09:59 PM
What is happening to him? He's down 1-5 on the second set.. :confused:

Can't see the match, but I can visualize Richard playing 15 feet behind the baseline letting his lefty opponent bully him as much as he wants.

He needs a decent coach. Not a Deblicker, but a decent coach.

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 10:04 PM
I like to visualise things differently. In my eyes, Berrer has suddenly, out of the blue, developed a world class level of tennis, that only the likes of Federer and Nadal have previously shown, and is simply outclassing Richard and stunning him with his brilliance.

I'll come down from my cloud of optimism one day. :angel:

It's just one set, he'll still do this, right. Allez.

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 10:13 PM
I like to visualise things differently. In my eyes, Berrer has suddenly, out of the blue, developed a world class level of tennis, that only the likes of Federer and Nadal have previously shown, and is simply outclassing Richard and stunning him with his brilliance.

I'll come down from my cloud of optimism one day. :angel:

It's just one set, he'll still do this, right. Allez.


He darn better win this. He can't use his "I lack match practice and didn't hit many tennis balls" excuse forever can he?

But his long term goal has to be getting a right coach and get that status of a good player back. Before, few years ago, game was easy for Richard, now everything is very difficult and any opponent with any ranking presents a serious challenge for him.

icecastle
09-22-2009, 10:15 PM
Being Richie's fan is making me religious.. especially during his matches when i always find myself praying for him to win..

Allez Richie!

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 10:16 PM
He darn better win this. He can't use his "I lack match practice and didn't hit many tennis balls" excuse forever can he?

But his long term goal has to be getting a right coach and get that status of a good player back. Before, few years ago, game was easy for Richard, now everything is very difficult and any opponent with any ranking presents a serious challenge for him.

He sure can try.

Well, judging by the interviews/media, seems like he is planning on getting another coach for 2010. I really think Deblicker is just a stopgap and I don't think being with him at this time is a bad thing.

Kournikovaism
09-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Being Richie's fan is making me religious.. especially during his matches when i always find myself praying for him to win..

Allez Richie!

Just like me, I was discussing that in the USO thread :p

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 10:18 PM
But his long term goal has to be getting a right coach and get that status of a good player back.
Maybe you missed it, but there was mentioning of a foreign coach, for the first time. However, I don't expect it to happen this autumn.

Berrer is serving 93 % in this set so far.

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Maybe you missed it, but there was mentioning of a foreign coach, for the first time. However, I don't expect it to happen this autumn.

Berrer is serving 93 % in this set so far.


It would great Idea to try to get foreign coach to get different perspective to his game.
Berrer has relatively weak first serve, so high % does not necessary mean unbreakable.

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 10:24 PM
4-3 Allez Richie !!

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 10:25 PM
Berrer has relatively weak first serve, so high % does not necessary mean unbreakable.
Of course not, you'll see it happen now. :p

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 10:29 PM
Berrer has had 2 second serves in this 3rd set and he's lost both of the points on it...

icecastle
09-22-2009, 10:47 PM
the suspense is killing me, watching only the live scores is very frustrating.

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 10:51 PM
Finally !

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 10:56 PM
TB time!!

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 10:56 PM
Tie Break :rolleyes:

Schu
09-22-2009, 11:01 PM
ARGH! "watching" Richie on the scoreboard in the TB of the third set - the "good" ole days are back - NOT!

I saw he won the first set - checked back to see him down 1-5 in second and just checked again to "watch" that 5-5 game that lasted an eternity. Not sure I can "watch" the TB - O.K. I am - finish him off.

EDIT - He DID - PHEW!!! NOt many first serves during that TB but a win is a win - in Richie style - nail biting to the end...

Getta
09-22-2009, 11:05 PM
collective sigh of relief.

Gasquetno.1
09-22-2009, 11:05 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS i am soooo relieved i bloody hate scoreboards !!!!! :D:D

~*BGT*~
09-22-2009, 11:05 PM
:woohoo:

Tess Gray
09-22-2009, 11:05 PM
:woohoo: Good job Richard:yeah: God that TB was nerve wrecking:p

Kournikovaism
09-22-2009, 11:06 PM
well that was laboureous. :lol:

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Richard blows 5-1 lead in breaker but still comes out good in the end :)

Good to see him fight through it. Had he lost it, that would be a disaster for his confidence.

His first match win since Rome.

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 11:07 PM
...so now I can breathe out again...

Bravo Richard, nice fight.. but next round make following the scoreboard a little less stressful, thanks.

icecastle
09-22-2009, 11:08 PM
He won! :bounce:

So its gonna be him and Rochus next! Allez Richie!

case
09-22-2009, 11:08 PM
:woohoo: Good job Richard:yeah: God that TB was nerve wrecking:p

watching the SB did me in. wonder what happened in the second set
well a win is a win. is this the first win in a main draw since the bAn? it is isnt it?

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 11:09 PM
ARGH! "watching" Richie on the scoreboard in the TB of the third set -
Good win for the confidence. I don't care how he did it, but it was nerve-wrecking.

Vlad1980
09-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Richard's second serve win % was a very good 59% in the third set. That was probably most optimistic part about this match.

icecastle
09-22-2009, 11:12 PM
Bravo Richard, nice fight.. but next round make following the scoreboard a little less stressful, thanks.

I agree. :lol:

scmom
09-22-2009, 11:12 PM
I could barely stand to watch
I hate scoreboarding
but thank goodness he won

hope the next match is a bit less stressful for us fans

Schu
09-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Richard's second serve win % was a very good 59% in the third set. That was probably most optimistic part about this match.

Good thing cuz he had lots of second serves in that set :D. O.K. I promised I'd not complain for a few months so I'll just say good job, richie for pulling this out and hanging tough!! On to round two ...

icecastle
09-22-2009, 11:16 PM
is this the first win in a main draw since the bAn? it is isnt it?

Yeah, i think it is.

simplet
09-22-2009, 11:31 PM
Am I the only one seeing a pattern here? I was looking at the scoreboard at the end of the match (it was awful), and it seems that in all his matches since he came back, he starts the match with a somewhat average return of serve and only goes down from there.

In his match against that doubles player (Vemic?) he wasn't anywhere near worrying him on his serve, especially in the third set. This guy was supposedly a big sever, but even against Nadal with his injury his return was awful (I remember he was asked about that in his interview after the match). Then today Berrer was winning about 2/3 of the points on his first serve in the first set, but spent most of the third set around 90% points won (around 75% in the second).

I think one of his big problems has always been a lack of confidence on his returns, and it looks like it has only gotten worse with the lack of match play.

tennis lover
09-22-2009, 11:35 PM
:banana: I have been really busy in the last week so didn't even realise he was playing this week (I'm a bad fan, I know :sobbing: ) but I'm so happy he finally won a main draw match again! :yeah: I will hopefully be able to keep up a little bit more by the weekend (so he had better stay in the tournament :armed: ;) )

Allez Richie! :bounce:

Puschkin
09-22-2009, 11:36 PM
I think one of his big problems has always been a lack of confidence on his returns, and it looks like it has only gotten worse with the lack of match play.
I would not dare to draw conclusions from a SB. ;) But I get your point. I feel the return is a stroke where timing is most important, so it does not surprise me that he still lacks the feel for it.

acd692
09-22-2009, 11:36 PM
yay he won:)! i really hope he gets at least to semis in this tournament..

whattheheck
09-23-2009, 12:12 AM
At least he won.

Davodus
09-23-2009, 02:24 AM
Ah, nice to see he won even if it was that close
Berrer couldn't be in terrible form either, he won through qualifying quite easily. And any win now is a good win, particularly for confidence levels

ImmzB
09-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Well done Richie!!!

marina36
09-23-2009, 01:41 PM
It's a good win, he needs matches like that...
Come on Richard!!

reggie1
09-23-2009, 02:30 PM
I'm so pleased that he won, after he lost the 2nd set, I did expect him to lose the match to be honest, so glad to be proved wrong :yeah:

Hannah4eva
09-23-2009, 06:08 PM
I haven't been following this tournament since i've been offline for ages, but glad to see Richie still hanging on in there :) I hope he gets far in the tournament :)

tufani
09-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Richard is last on Centre Court tomorrow. No livestream yet, right?

Gretchen.
09-24-2009, 01:01 AM
He's playing Rochus :tape:

If the right Richie shows up should be a pretty easy match but I just hope it isn't another repeat of Barcelona, though things are MUCH different since then so Allez ;)

And for livestreams I don't think there will be any until Friday.

Truc
09-24-2009, 08:24 AM
The article about his match in L'Equipe:
Gasquet à la mine
Il avait promis du temps et de la sueur et nous a offert tout ça mardi soir face à l’Allemand Berrer, battu à minuit, en 2 h 32’ de jeu.

UN PUBLIC CLAIRSEMÉ n’aura pas regretté sa veillée avant-hier. À défaut d’avoir vu du grand Gasquet, les rares Messins couche-tard ont pu goûter un scénario palpitant. Après s’être détaché 5-1 dans le tie-break du troisième set, le Français se fit reprendre à 5-5. Mais la bonne fée veillait. L’Allemand lui offrit le point suivant avant qu’il ne conclue sur une superbe volée. On venait de vivre un moment doublement spécial. Gasquet n’avait plus joué en France depuis le tournoi de Lyon en octobre 2008 et il décrochait là son premier succès (sur le circuit principal) depuis son retour de suspension. Un succès précieux vu les circonstances, même si Michael Berrer (128e) place le curseur assez bas. Après les balbutiements de New Haven(battu au 2e tour des qualifications) et l’inévitable punition de l’US Open (trois petits sets contre Nadal), le résultat (6-3, 2-6, 7-6) vaut son pesant d’espoir. Avec les bémols qu’impose cette partition laborieuse. Pourquoi a-t-il lâché aussi vite le deuxième set, après avoir pris l’ascendant dans le premier ? Parce que les sautes de concentration se paient cher, même face à un Berrer. « Je me fais breaker bêtement au début du set. Oui, c’est un peu un problème de concentration. »

Humilité et patience
« Il a fait le yo-yo, analyse son entraîneur Éric Deblicker. Il a perdu son fil conducteur. Mais l’important est d’être sorti vainqueur de ce combat. Le retour de Richard passe par l’humilité. » Hélas, le monde est ainsi fait qu’on ne s’intéresse pas trop à l’humilité de Gasquet. Ce qui nous a fait saliver avant-hier, c’est ce passing fulgurant dans le tie-break qui porta le score à 5-1 et qui fit se lever Deblicker de son siège. « Bien sûr que Richard n’a pas perdu son bras, précise-t-il, mais il doit se reconfigurer, se reconstruire. Il a arrêté deux mois et demi. On peut estimer que la remise à niveau prendra le double de temps. » La patience, encore une vertu peu prisée par le public. Celuici a savouré en revanche l’énergie déployée jusqu’au bout par un Gasquet qui avait encore du charbon après deux heures et demie. « De ce côté-là, le boulot a été fait » , confirme Deblicker. Face à Christophe Rochus, aujourd’hui, il pourrait à nouveau avoir les mains pleines, même si mardi il ne mordait pas à l’hameçon : « Rochus m’a battu cette année à Barcelone, je m’attends à être sous pression, au contraire. »

PASCAL COVILLE

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 08:57 AM
The article about his match in L'Equipe:
Thanks. What is the precise meaning of the last sentence? The "au contraire" at the end confuses me. :confused:

Truc
09-24-2009, 09:15 AM
I had exactly the same reaction! I don't get the logic of the last sentence either.

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 09:19 AM
I had exactly the same reaction! I don't get the logic of the last sentence either.
:topic: :haha: If you don't get it, how can I even try? ;)

Getta
09-24-2009, 04:09 PM
I think Richie means that despite the defeat in Barcelona he doesn't feel under pressure to play Rochus today. OK, it's not the normal syntax, but an artist should be expected to take refuge in poetic inversions and deletions...

Schu
09-24-2009, 04:37 PM
"Oui, c’est un peu un problème de concentration". Even I can understand that sentence. And YES RIchie we all wonder where your head goes sometimes - may be he has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)?

Did Eric say something about being happy that Richie was not tired/still had energy at the end of the match?? I couldn't understand that part and when I did google translate it said something about having "coal" leftover - which I suppose could mean energy????

Thanks for the article. Now Richie show Rochus how you REALLY play tennis.

Fran and Margreta - funny but I sort of understood the last sentence. Sometimes in English we say something we don't really mean kind of in a saracastic way and then say "not" at the end. Example - Richard has the ugliest backhand - NOT (or au contraire).

Dini
09-24-2009, 04:39 PM
Revenge time, me thinks. :armed:

Allleeezzz! :bounce:

marina36
09-24-2009, 04:49 PM
Did Eric say something about being happy that Richie was not tired/still had energy at the end of the match?? I couldn't understand that part and when I did google translate it said something about having "coal" leftover - which I suppose could mean energy????


Yes, you're right.:) charbon=coal, we can translate that like "énergie".

There isn't stream to see the match... :sad: too bad! But I'm impatient!!;)

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 06:04 PM
In a normal situation, I would see today's match easier than the first one against Lefty he had never played against. Rochus, on the other hand has no weapons, weak serve but moves well. Richard if he plays well and keeps his focus in, should get plenty of chances to break serve. Their Barcelona result was shocking though and how easily Richard lost the third set, so based on that I am little uneasy about this.

Kournikovaism
09-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Yes, you're right.:) charbon=coal, we can translate that like "énergie".

There isn't stream to see the match... :sad: too bad! But I'm impatient!!;)

I love seeing little language thingys. Like how we would say someone still has "gas in the tank" or another phrase :p

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 07:33 PM
Richard is about to step on court:bounce: ALLEZ

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 08:07 PM
BP:bounce:

:( deuce again...

3-3.

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 08:09 PM
BP:bounce:

:( deuce again...

3-3.


Was second serve too... :(

reggie1
09-24-2009, 08:19 PM
Why is there no livestream? Such meanies. :sad:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 08:22 PM
Nope, still no livestream:sad: Probably starting tomorrow, so he better win this;)

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 08:30 PM
Richard hit 4 aces in a row in 5-5 game. :worship:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 08:30 PM
6-5:yeah: (although he did waste a SP :()

~*BGT*~
09-24-2009, 08:34 PM
If he doesn't break here :o ...

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 08:34 PM
2 SPs :bounce:

Ok, 1 left:p

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 08:35 PM
ALLEZZZZ :D:D:yeah:

~*BGT*~
09-24-2009, 08:35 PM
Merci :worship:

Dini
09-24-2009, 08:35 PM
This totally freaking sucks. :sobbing:

No Live Stream and even my score board is not working (loading has lagged at 31 percent for the last hour). :sobbing: Does anyone know of an alternative score board I can use? :awww:

icecastle
09-24-2009, 08:36 PM
He got the 1st set! :)

simplet
09-24-2009, 08:38 PM
Wow I just opened the livescore (yay he won the first set), and his stats are really impressive. Looks like the score could have been even more lopsided.

edit : oh wow what happened in this game?

Jozie
09-24-2009, 08:38 PM
Impressive serving stats :)

~*BGT*~
09-24-2009, 08:39 PM
Ugh :o

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 08:40 PM
He got the 1st set! :)
He has won all the stats in this set, good to have the score, too!

Kournikovaism
09-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Hell yeah :worship:

Dini
09-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Broken?

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 08:43 PM
Broken?

:mad::mad::mad:

Second match in a row it looks like he can't keep his concentration.

~*BGT*~
09-24-2009, 08:43 PM
On a DF. :o

Schu
09-24-2009, 08:48 PM
Damn he's like a little kid that just can't concentrate for two sets in a row - or maybe he just wants to play MORE tennis.

I just pulled up the scoreboard at 6-5 for RIchie. After the last match I swore I wasn't going to "watch" another of his nail biters on the scoreboard again but I couldn't help it - had to peek.

Maybe I'm jinx, I tune in and he gets broken. Think I'll just check back in about an hour and hope to see it over with a big "W" for Gasquet. Allez Richie!

Dini
09-24-2009, 08:49 PM
Rochus isn't the best front runner though, so I'm sure Richie will get his chances in this set. He needs to steady the ship.

Don't have a clue what the score is btw.

Dini
09-24-2009, 08:54 PM
Hold, hold, hold.

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Just barely held saving a breakpoint///

3-4 now, still down a break.

Stats have turned completely around, now Richard is the one struggling on serve big time, while Rochus is holding easier.

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Damn he's like a little kid that just can't concentrate for two sets in a row - or maybe he just wants to play MORE tennis.

Yeah that must be it:lol:



At least he saved BP. Allez Richie, break him s'il te plaît:)

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:13 PM
He breaks back! Please don't lose your serve at once, Richie.

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:16 PM
He breaks back! Please don't lose your serve at once, Richie.

:rolleyes: Great, just great.

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:17 PM
Ugh, 4-5*. :o

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:18 PM
:rolleyes: Great, just great.

Looks like he still has no confidence whatsoever.

Rochus is the biggest scrub in tennis and we are seeing this...

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:19 PM
!"£$%^***************

:sobbing:

Breaking back now Richie and holding then would be nice.

Gasquetno.1
09-24-2009, 09:22 PM
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Looks like he still has no confidence whatsoever.

Rochus is the biggest scrub in tennis and we are seeing this...

Yep, tell me bout it:rolleyes: He better get it together, because he simply cannot lose to this, dare I say, mug.:o

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:24 PM
:topic: Tess do you have the big version of your avatar? :hearts:

the tennis.com SB still says 5*-4

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:27 PM
2 BP's...

:topic: Tess do you have the big version of your avatar? :hearts:

I sure do!:hearts: It's super cute no?

Voila;)

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a9/fullj.75d563c2e60c17223663b23b5c982562/75d563c2e60c17223663b23b5c982562-getty-tennis-davis-nld-fra.jpg

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:27 PM
Yep, tell me bout it:rolleyes: He better get it together, because he simply cannot lose to this, dare I say, mug.:o

Yeah. Richard should be beating him 6-1, 6-2 on any surface in any condition. This Rochus doesn't have 10% of Richard's game and talent.

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
:topic: Tess do you have the big version of your avatar? :hearts:

the tennis.com SB still says 5*-4

It's 0*-1 15-40 (Rochus serving) atm.

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
:yeah: Nice going Richard. 2-0!

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
2-0! Now hold, please. :p

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Richie breaks for 2-0 lead.
In his opening service game, he hit 3 aces.

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:31 PM
2 BP's...



I sure do!:hearts: It's super cute no?

Voila;)

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a9/fullj.75d563c2e60c17223663b23b5c982562/75d563c2e60c17223663b23b5c982562-getty-tennis-davis-nld-fra.jpg

Oui! :hearts:

Jo's smile in full flight :inlove:

Thank you :hatoff:

Keep holding Richie. :banana:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:31 PM
Yeah. Richard should be beating him 6-1, 6-2 on any surface in any condition. This Rochus doesn't have 10% of Richard's game and talent.

I know. Unfortunately us Gasquet fans know all too well that talent isn't everything:rolleyes:. I still can't believe he is nr 47 in the world right now. He might be out of the top 50 soon! That's ridiculous for a player like him. :( I can seriously get upset over that!:lol:

Let's just hope he thrashes Rochus in the last set.

Gasquetno.1
09-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Ffs can he never consolidate a break?!:mad::mad:

Kournikovaism
09-24-2009, 09:34 PM
:mad:

Come on Richie, this is like watching Chakvetadze drag a match out for 3 sets :sad:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:34 PM
2-0! Now hold, please. :p

Would you please stop saying that! You're jinxing him:p


Richard:(

simplet
09-24-2009, 09:34 PM
Yeah. Richard should be beating him 6-1, 6-2 on any surface in any condition. This Rochus doesn't have 10% of Richard's game and talent.

He should beat him 6-1 6-2 right now, or at least 6-2 6-3. He was utterly dominating the first set (according to the stats), was serving impressively, and suddenly he loses his serve to love on a double fault, losing as many points on this game as he lost on his serve during the entire first set?

Here it goes again, broken back...

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:34 PM
Break back for Rochus. That's not even funny anymore. Richard!..

Schu
09-24-2009, 09:34 PM
Looks like he still has no confidence whatsoever.

Rochus is the biggest scrub in tennis and we are seeing this...

We really don't know what we are seeing do we? And I've seen a few players "scrubier" than Rochus.

Hey this is Richie, love it or leave it. Frustrating as hell but did anyone expect he'd be able to focus and concentrate BETTER and be more confident AFTER the time off than he did before? But I never understand how he actully plays worse after he wins the first set - seems like somehow that should boost him for the second set.

ANd I was just going to say, now you see he's up a break in the third BUT now he's not. Welcome back Richie:D

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Would you please stop saying that! You're jinxing him:p


Richard:(

:lol: I can see that. Sorry Tessa, I will.

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Rochus is the biggest scrub in tennis and we are seeing this...
What are you seeing?

Gasquetno.1
09-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Good love hold :)

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:38 PM
I know. Unfortunately us Gasquet fans know all too well that talent isn't everything:rolleyes:. I still can't believe he is nr 47 in the world right now. He might be out of the top 50 soon! That's ridiculous for a player like him. :( I can seriously get upset over that!:lol:

Let's just hope he thrashes Rochus in the last set.

IN this matchup, it should be a matter of class. No matter the condition, tired, broken limb, he should be beating this guy relatively easy.
It's like whoever played tennis at any competitive level knows unless you are completely drunk or something, you can't really lose to really inferior player. And Rochus is clearly much inferior player. This is why this is SO hard to understand.

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:39 PM
What are you seeing?

Monumental struggle.

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:41 PM
We really don't know what we are seeing do we? And I've seen a few players "scrubier" than Rochus.

Hey this is Richie, love it or leave it. Frustrating as hell but did anyone expect he'd be able to focus and concentrate BETTER and be more confident AFTER the time off than he did before? But I never understand how he actully plays worse after he wins the first set - seems like somehow that should boost him for the second set.

ANd I was just going to say, now you see he's up a break in the third BUT now he's not. Welcome back Richie:D


Name me a player scrubbier than Rochus that beat him recently (don't take New Heaven into consideration because well I give him a walk there since he just came back).

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Break!:bounce:

Olga... shhhhhhh.:angel:

Btw, 21 aces for Richard:yeah: That's very decent!

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:43 PM
I think he'll get better with the concentration issues the more he plays. Let's not forget that this is only his fourth match since the suspension. He's a headcase as it is, and add lack of match fitness on top of that and you have the icing on the cake. :sobbing:

What's the score btw?

simplet
09-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Yay another break! That means when he'll get broken next game he'll still be up 4-3 and in a good position to break again and serve for the match! Maybe that'll make Rochus nervous...

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:44 PM
I think he'll get better with the concentration issues the more he plays. Let's not forget that this is only his fourth match since the suspension. He's a headcase as it is, and add lack of match fitness on top of that and you have the icing on the cake. :sobbing:

What's the score btw?


4-2, 30-15 serving.

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:45 PM
Break!:bounce:

Tufani... shhhhhhh.:angel:

Btw, 21 aces for Richard:yeah: That's very decent!

Alright, alright :p :lol:

I think he'll get better with the concentration issues the more he plays. Let's not forget that this is only his fourth match since the suspension. He's a headcase as it is, and add lack of match fitness on top of that and you have the icing on the cake. :sobbing:

What's the score btw?

4*-2 30-30

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:46 PM
5-2 :woohoo:

Gasquetno.1
09-24-2009, 09:47 PM
Yay 5-2 :d

tufani
09-24-2009, 09:47 PM
Now that is something.

simplet
09-24-2009, 09:48 PM
Yay another break! That means when he'll get broken next game he'll still be up 4-3 and in a good position to break again and serve for the match! Maybe that'll make Rochus nervous...

Ah ah see Timafi? That's how you do it. counter-jinxing like crazy but still remaining optimistic!

edit : Did anyone notice Richus is serving 95 % first serve in this set? And still he was broken twice!

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:50 PM
:lol: :rolls:

Thanks for the updates guys, much appreciated. :yeah:

Getta
09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
:dance:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
Ah ah see Timafi? That's how you do it. counter-jinxing like crazy but still remaining optimistic!

:rolls::lol:

RICHIE WON:woohoo::woohoo::bounce:

That means next we see him we have a livestream:yeah:

Gasquetno.1
09-24-2009, 09:51 PM
:D:D:D:D well done richie :worship::worship:

Kournikovaism
09-24-2009, 09:52 PM
:woohoo:

He won.

Vlad1980
09-24-2009, 09:52 PM
Much better after 2-2.

Jozie
09-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Well done Richie, good way to end the match. :yeah:

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Second set lapses, Remind me at Roger. :lol:

reggie1
09-24-2009, 09:54 PM
He's won, I'm so pleased! :yeah:

Dini
09-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Yeeehhaaa!

http://media.bigoo.ws/content/smile/party/party_9.gif

Sweet revenge.

acd692
09-24-2009, 09:58 PM
yes yes:)! keep winning richie!

mayagaller
09-24-2009, 09:59 PM
Nicely done! :yeah:

Tess Gray
09-24-2009, 10:00 PM
That smiley is hilarious:rolls:

tufani
09-24-2009, 10:03 PM
:woohoo:

It was a great serving day judging by the stats (poor 2nd set first serve percentage (49%) spoils overall image a bit though).

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9099/screenshot075r.png

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 10:08 PM
It was a great serving day judging by the stats (poor 2nd set first serve percentage (49%) spoils overall image a bit though)
Didn't he say recently, that the serve is the stroke which comes back first? It doesn't work with me, though. ;)

tufani
09-24-2009, 10:27 PM
Didn't he say recently, that the serve is the stroke which comes back first? It doesn't work with me, though. ;)

Strange, since I remember some players saying that serve is the first stroke *to go* after a big break. :scratch:

Richard is third on CC tomorrow.

Puschkin
09-24-2009, 10:39 PM
Strange, since I remember some players saying that serve is the first stroke *to go* after a big break. :scratch:
That'S what I would have thought, too. Well, Richard is different. ;)

Kournikovaism
09-24-2009, 10:43 PM
:woohoo: 21 aces

Schu
09-24-2009, 10:58 PM
:bigclap: Yeah RIchie.

I had to leave when he was up 3-2. Glad to see that he must have finally gotten it in gear.

Hopefully we can pick up a livestream in the US tomorrow.

tennis lover
09-25-2009, 12:17 AM
:banana: I was out tonight but checked the score when he was up a set and down a break and was worried about which way it would go, I'm glad to get home to find out it went out way! :yeah: keep it up Richie! :bounce:

whattheheck
09-25-2009, 12:28 AM
Looks like he's going for his first serves.

Davodus
09-25-2009, 02:30 AM
Great! he won, good result. Winning these three set matches should be good for his confidence, especially doing 21 aces :eek: Petzschner will be tough, but definitely winnable.

case
09-25-2009, 03:34 AM
:bigclap: Yeah RIchie.

Hopefully we can pick up a livestream in the US tomorrow.

my hope too.
except i am a jinx. just about every time i watch him he loses.

orangehat
09-25-2009, 03:44 AM
:bounce:

Can't wait to watch him tonight! :)

icecastle
09-25-2009, 03:44 AM
Yay he won! :bigclap: Im so worried earlier when I left the house he was down on the second set. I couldnt concentrate on my class, I kept looking on my watch (I think my professor was pissed with me). But im so happy he won. :)

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 04:38 AM
Evgeny still in it. Richard still in it. Clement/Llodra still in it. I love Metz. :D

oranges
09-25-2009, 09:17 AM
:yeah: Does this mean we finally get to see him? There should be coverage from QF on if I'm not mistaken.

Naina
09-25-2009, 10:03 AM
Bonne Chance Richie :D

Davodus
09-25-2009, 10:07 AM
:yeah: Does this mean we finally get to see him? There should be coverage from QF on if I'm not mistaken.

I think so, fromsport already has a link up to watch Metz ;)

Dini
09-25-2009, 04:54 PM
Richie's FH. :o

orangehat
09-25-2009, 04:58 PM
I don't understand how he can hit fantastic FH winners when the ball is high but can't hit a half decent FH groundstroke :o

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2009, 04:58 PM
Nadine. :wavey: Long time no chat!

We're all silently watching today. :lol:
Break him now, Ri!

orangehat
09-25-2009, 05:05 PM
That DF was awful! :o.

Davodus
09-25-2009, 05:05 PM
pfff :o

Has anyone else thought Petzschner has been super lucky? He seems to just flick his racquet at the ball without caring, and hits it back perfectly :o

Vlad1980
09-25-2009, 05:08 PM
I feel like serve let Richard down toward the end of first set. He just doesn't get many free points, while other dude gets plenty. Tiebreak was a mess though... :(

orangehat
09-25-2009, 05:09 PM
pfff :o

Has anyone else thought Petzschner has been super lucky? He seems to just flick his racquet at the ball without caring, and hits it back perfectly :o

It just reminds me of Andreas Beck, slapping the ball :lol:

Surprisingly they're both Germans.

orangehat
09-25-2009, 05:10 PM
DF to get the break :bounce:

Vlad1980
09-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Whats with Richard's serve out wide? He almost doesn't even hit in this match? It was such an effective serve for him before.

C-B-R
09-25-2009, 05:26 PM
his got another break :D

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 05:31 PM
I'm skipping my 11:30 class to watch the end of this match and you better make it worth it Richie :armed: Allez!

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 05:32 PM
This commentator on atdhe is killing me :rolls:

Davodus
09-25-2009, 05:32 PM
6-1 :yeah:

Vlad1980
09-25-2009, 05:33 PM
German basically quit playing after he went down a break..

Richard better keep his focus, because it won't be as easy.

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 05:33 PM
I need to realize that I am in a public library as I am humming and dancing to that song "Jump For My Love" :lol:

Dini
09-25-2009, 05:37 PM
Nadine. :wavey: Long time no chat!

We're all silently watching today. :lol:
Break him now, Ri!

I know, it's been a while. :awww: :hug:

Who's that in your avatar? :p

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 05:40 PM
Yes.. a break!

Mariana_lcf
09-25-2009, 05:41 PM
any live streams where we can watch??

Dini
09-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Keep holding Rich. :dance:

His serve hasn't been broken yet. :hearts: Keep up the monster serving, please. :p

Dini
09-25-2009, 05:42 PM
LS: http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-metz

~*BGT*~
09-25-2009, 05:42 PM
Crap, he's playing well! :eek:

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2009, 05:44 PM
This hasn't been too bad, minus the tiebreak. Allez Riri.

I know, it's been a while. :awww: :hug:

Who's that in your avatar? :p

Hope you've been well. :hug:

It's Gulbis at Davis Cup last weekend. ;) Showing the lineswoman some love.

Puschkin
09-25-2009, 05:46 PM
Petzschner seems collapsing.

C-B-R
09-25-2009, 05:47 PM
double break :D happy days

Davodus
09-25-2009, 05:48 PM
great play now :eek:

Dini
09-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Crap, he's playing well! :eek:

:inlove:

This hasn't been too bad, minus the tiebreak. Allez Riri.

Hope you've been well. :hug:


It's Gulbis at Davis Cup last weekend. ;) Showing the lineswoman some love.

I'm fine thank you. :hug: My gran passed away last week, but tennis and time will make it easier to swallow I guess. And you?

I agree, some stunners. That dropshot in the second set was :drool: :hearts: :speakles: Petzchner has kind of had a meltdown though. :o :help: Who will be his next opponent btw (barring a massive choke)?

A Gulbis fan then I take it? :p I like watching him play - he's got a great game but a headcasy head to go with it.

And Richie, what the hell was that? :o Poor, sloppy, overconfident in that game.

Davodus
09-25-2009, 05:50 PM
:rolleyes:

Mariana_lcf
09-25-2009, 05:52 PM
LS: http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-metz

thanxx

oranges
09-25-2009, 06:01 PM
Disregarding the TB and that minor blip in the 3rd, this was gooood :hearts: :hatoff:

Davodus
09-25-2009, 06:01 PM
:woohoo: great result

mayagaller
09-25-2009, 06:02 PM
Yeah Richie!!! :bounce:

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2009, 06:04 PM
That was pretty sweet for the most part. Bravo Richard, so happy for him. Keep getting the wins.

:inlove:

I'm fine thank you. :hug: My gran passed away last week, but tennis and time will make it easier to swallow I guess. And you?

I agree, some stunners. That dropshot in the second set was :drool: :hearts: :speakles: Petzchner has kind of had a meltdown though. :o :help: Who will be his next opponent btw (barring a massive choke)?

A Gulbis fan then I take it? :p I like watching him play - he's got a great game but a headcasy head to go with it.


Sorry to hear about your grandmother. :hug: I'm ok thanks, just recovering from a bad virus but otherwise fine.

I loved that dropshot far too much! He plays winner of Monfils-Tipsarevic next.

Yes, I like Gulbis, can't help liking my headcases. :angel:

icecastle
09-25-2009, 06:05 PM
Yay he won again! :bigclap:

Schu
09-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Well THAT was fun! Aside from a poor TB and an "out to lunch" game in the third he looked good.

It was nice to see him get tough after he played the poor TB. So tough in fact that Petzchner had a meltdown. When is the last time we could say Richie was mentally tougher than his opponent? Bravo Richie!

Monfils will be a different story but he can do it. EDIT - for some reason I thought Gael had already played and one but Tipsy could be tough too.

Cloudygirl
09-25-2009, 06:59 PM
I can't believe I am back and he is still in the tournament. Yay.

PS hope this doesn't mean I'm his jinx.

Very sorry to hear about your gran Nadine.

Dini
09-25-2009, 07:54 PM
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. :hug: I'm ok thanks, just recovering from a bad virus but otherwise fine.

I loved that dropshot far too much! He plays winner of Monfils-Tipsarevic next.

Yes, I like Gulbis, can't help liking my headcases. :angel:

Get well soon. :awww:

Monfils will be really, really, really tricky. :sobbing: But Richie's got a good record against the top Frenchies anyway, so let's hope he's able to bring his top game to the match. :angel:

Good luck to Gulbis in Tokyo :yeah: (I'm assuming that's where he plays next). Hopefully he'll end that annoying streak.

Dini
09-25-2009, 07:57 PM
I can't believe I am back and he is still in the tournament. Yay.

PS hope this doesn't mean I'm his jinx.

Very sorry to hear about your gran Nadine.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

I think she's in a better place now.

I don't think you have any jinxing powers left to affect Richie; they only work on Pics. :confused: :sad:

:p

whattheheck
09-26-2009, 12:53 AM
:bounce::yippee:

Lemon Custard
09-26-2009, 01:08 AM
Wooooooot!

Kournikovaism
09-26-2009, 01:10 AM
:woohoo:

:p

Tess Gray
09-26-2009, 10:41 AM
Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Nadine:hug:

:bounce: Good job Richie! Good luck against Gael:yeah:

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Anyone else here. He should be on in a min.

Gretchen.
09-26-2009, 03:09 PM
Yeah they are warming up right now! Love his white hoodie, looks really comfy :p

And they are playing some good music!

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 03:11 PM
Red shirts still going yay.

Will they hurry up and get playing I have to be out the house for 6.45

Was that just daddy Gasquet I just saw in the crowd.

Gretchen.
09-26-2009, 03:13 PM
Yup he was there yesterday too and gave Richard a couple of thumbs up, it was really nice.

My god the umpire is naming like every tournament both of them ever entered :lol:

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 03:14 PM
Yay obsessive racket taping. He is back !!!!

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Will not complain about his weak second serve. Will have will power.

edit so you should shake your head. Wtf was that.

Gretchen.
09-26-2009, 03:18 PM
What is with the commentator I see how and where they are hitting the ball :lol: Don't need to tell me.

Yay he held!

I know he should have flicked that one cross court, wouldn't have had to go to duece!

Cloudygirl
09-26-2009, 03:22 PM
the timing on the backhand is loads better than it was at the USO.