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soulage
09-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Indoor Season is starting for Arno. How long it will last before he stops this time :devil: ?

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2484/1414407121.jpg

Week 38 = Metz
Week 40 = Mons
Week 41 = Rennes
Week 42 = Stockholm

Metz Qualifying draw

[2]Arnaud Clement vs Bye
Dmitri Sitak vs Ivo Klec
Bye vs Julien Mathieu
Bye vs [6]Thierry Ascione

I say nothing since his record of 8 losses is still running :aparty: but good luck to him :)

Hangdog
09-18-2009, 08:44 PM
I say nothing since his record of 8 losses is still running :aparty: but good luck to him :)
You are too harsh on him, I think he should win his first round here :p

soulage
09-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Yes Bye is not in a good shape :lol:.

I don't know the two guys but Arno's level of play is surely the biggest problem. He's free tomorrow to watch the DC double match :cool:

Marine
09-19-2009, 06:53 AM
Metz, the declic ???
We always can hope...
He loves this tournament. But we all know that's not enough (so many examples).

Bonne chance

soulage
09-19-2009, 08:59 AM
I will translate Arno's sentences later in the day. http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr/permalien/article/1992149/Arnaud-Clement-veut-revenir-aux-affaires.html

Arnaud Clément veut revenir aux affaires

Il est toujours aussi sympa, avec son sourire ensoleillé et son œil plein de malice. « J’aime venir ici », dans cet Open qu’il a enlevé d’une main de maître en 2003. Depuis, entre participations fidèles et coupe Davis, ses bandanas ont enveloppé les mémoires de ses nombreux admirateurs lorrains. Mais une splendeur n’est jamais éternelle. Arnaud Clément, comme les autres, doit maintenant composer avec un corps de trentenaire qui a tant fait de campagnes éprouvantes et de rencontres interminables.
« Depuis plusieurs semaines, j’ai une douleur au coude. Depuis quelques jours, elle me laisse tranquille… Alors, je suis assez heureux de retourner sur le court et de ne plus avoir mal. Depuis Roland-Garros, ça va, ça vient… Et dans ces conditions, je n’avais plus le plaisir de jouer. »
A force, même, on s’inquiétait. Ce personnage haut en couleurs du circuit allait-il quitter le devant de la scène ? « Non, ce n’est pas programmé. Tant que j’en aurai l’envie et tant que j’en serai capable, je resterai sur le circuit. Le jour où je verrai que je n’ai plus le niveau, je stopperai. Ma retraite, en tout cas, n’est pas d’actualité ! Si, bien sûr, je perds la santé, tout peut aller vite mais en 2010, je compte retrouver mon physique. »

« J’ai besoin de rencontres »

2009, année noire ? Presque. A y regarder de près cependant, Arnaud Clément coupe son activité en deux : « Jusqu’au mois de mai, ce n’était pas trop mal sans être sensationnel. Des bons matches à droite, à gauche. Ensuite, ce fut un peu plus pénible… » Puisse-t-il s’offrir, et nous offrir, une fin de saison tonitruante : « C’est le moment qu’il me fallait pour me lancer. L’Open de Moselle tombe à pic. Je vais pouvoir vraiment me tester. Les matches, c’est autre chose que les entraînements. Les qualifications me conviennent parfaitement. J’ai besoin de rencontres » qui ne paraissent pas évidentes avec ce niveau ne cessant d’augmenter.
« Entre la 120 et la 80 e place, il n’existe pas un grand écart. Mais je suis content d’aller jouer » souffle l’Aixois, en regardant, à la télévision, le match de coupe Davis de Jo Tsonga. Nostalgie ? Clément en tunique bleue, l’image paraît loin. Il rit : « C’était l’année dernière. »

Marine
09-19-2009, 10:22 AM
Merci soulage !
It puts me at ease (just a little bit)
I notice that arnaud often is harsh /negative, but always positive about the future.

soulage
09-19-2009, 11:33 AM
A little traduction

He's always nice with his sunny smile and her eyes full of mischief. "I love coming here" in this Open that he has won in 2003. Since between loyal participations and Davis Cup, his bandanas has wrapped the memories of his many fans in Lorraine. But glory isn't forever eternal. Arnaud Clement like others must now contend with a body of thirty which has done so much campaigns and endless matches.
"For several weeks I have a sore elbow. In recent days she leaves me alone ... So I'm quite happy to go back on the court and no longer feeling pain. Since Roland Garros it was go back and forth ... And in those circumstances I hadn't the pleasure to play. "
At force we even got worried. This colorful character of the circuit would he leave the limelight? "No, it is not scheduled. As long as I have the desire and as I am able I will stay on the tour. The day I see that I haven't the level I stop. My retirement in any case is an actual reality ! If of course I lose my health everything can go fast but in 2010 I intend to return to be fit. "
"I need matches"
2009 bad year? Almost. With a closer look however Arnaud Clement cuts its season into two parts: "Until May, it was not too bad without being sensational. Some good matches. Then it was a little tougher ... May he afford and offer us an end of season thundering:" It's time that I needed for getting started. Open de Moselle is timely. I'm going to really test myself. The match is something else than training. The qualies suit me perfectly. I need matches "that doesn't seem obvious with this level who continues to grow.
"Between #120 and #80 there is not a great difference. But I'm happy to go to play blows Arno watching on television the match of Davis Cup of Jo Tsonga. Nostalgia? Clement with blue tunic the image appears far away. He laughs: "That was last year. "

Via
09-19-2009, 02:49 PM
A little traduction

He's always nice with his sunny smile and her eyes full of mischief. "I love coming here" in this Open that he has won in 2003. Since between loyal participations and Davis Cup, his bandanas has wrapped the memories of his many fans in Lorraine. But glory isn't forever eternal. Arnaud Clement like others must now contend with a body of thirty which has done so much campaigns and endless matches.
"For several weeks I have a sore elbow. In recent days she leaves me alone ... So I'm quite happy to go back on the court and no longer feeling pain. Since Roland Garros it was go back and forth ... And in those circumstances I hadn't the pleasure to play. "
At force we even got worried. This colorful character of the circuit would he leave the limelight? "No, it is not scheduled. As long as I have the desire and as I am able I will stay on the tour. The day I see that I haven't the level I stop. My retirement in any case is an actual reality ! If of course I lose my health everything can go fast but in 2010 I intend to return to be fit. "
"I need matches"
2009 bad year? Almost. With a closer look however Arnaud Clement cuts its season into two parts: "Until May, it was not too bad without being sensational. Some good matches. Then it was a little tougher ... May he afford and offer us an end of season thundering:" It's time that I needed for getting started. Open de Moselle is timely. I'm going to really test myself. The match is something else than training. The qualies suit me perfectly. I need matches "that doesn't seem obvious with this level who continues to grow.
"Between #120 and #80 there is not a great difference. But I'm happy to go to play blows Arno watching on television the match of Davis Cup of Jo Tsonga. Nostalgia? Clement with blue tunic the image appears far away. He laughs: "That was last year. "

that's right it was only last year. what difference a year makes! dropped out of top 100, out of davis cup... and more likely than not, it may be permanent this time.

yet he seems forever hopeful. well he has an injury to blame upon, and not the 'head problem' that we think he has.

(thanks soulage :angel: )

Hangdog
09-19-2009, 08:00 PM
yet he seems forever hopeful. well he has an injury to blame upon, and not the 'head problem' that we think he has.
It is always good to have something to blame upon :lol:

Merci Soulage, the interview is indeed very positive and hopeful! :) (though I'd rather wait till tomorrow's match to get a proof of his words; his opponent is Sitak)

soulage
09-20-2009, 12:09 PM
In an other local newspaper. I will translate later but they make a mistake on his double partner but give more details on the injury and Arno has no big single hope here :devil:.

Open de Metz: « Surtout, retrouver mon jeu »

Souvent blessé, désormais loin au classement mondial, Arnaud Clément arrive à Metz avec un seul but : renouer avec un tennis digne de ce nom.
METZ._ La fidélité personnifiée. Depuis qu'il s'est mis dans la poche le premier Open de Moselle, en 2003, Arnaud Clément n'a pas manqué une seule édition du tournoi lorrain. Il n'y avait pas de raison qu'il ne réponde pas à l'appel de Julien Boutter, à ceci près que cette fois, l'Aixois doit passer par la case « qualifications ». En pleine saison morose, la vie gâchée par plusieurs pépins physiques, « la Clé » pointe désormais à une très modeste 136e place à l'ATP.
Son bilan 2009 ? Maigre, sur les grands rendez-vous : un 32e de finale à l'Open d'Australie et à Roland-Garros, un premier tour à Wimbledon (défaite face à Del Porto, tout de même...) et défaite en qualifications à l'US Open.
A 31 ans, l'ancien N°10 mondial (en avril 2001) ne lâche cependant pas le morceau. Hier, entre un coup d'œil sur le Pays-Bas - France de Coupe Davis et « District 9 » au cinéma avec son pote Nicolas Mahut, il avouait qu'actuellement, il ne pensait qu'à une chose : retrouver un niveau correct, et finir sur une meilleure note cette saison jusqu'alors bien terne.
- Arnaud, tout d'abord, un point sur votre santé...
- Pour faire simple, tout va bien actuellement ! La tendinite au coude que j'ai traînée longtemps n'est plus qu'un mauvais souvenir et je ne me ressens plus du blocage au dos qui m'a contraint à déclarer forfait en double à l'US Open. Maintenant que je suis remis, j'espère être tranquille de ce côté-là.
- Vous revenez à Metz en terrain connu...-
Ici, j'ai mes repères et beaucoup de bons souvenirs. J'ai gagné en simple mais aussi trois fois en double (NDLR : avec Nicolas Mahut en 2004 puis avec Mickaël Llodra en 2007 et 2008). Sur ce court, j'ai même gagné une rencontre de coupe Davis, donc je suis toujours heureux de jouer aux Arènes. Maintenant, il faut bien y jouer !
- A quoi se raccroche-t-on quand on chute ainsi au classement ?
- Le tennis, j'aime ça, c'est tout ! Dernièrement, j'ai eu pas mal de soucis physiques qui m'ont fait perdre mon jeu. C'était une baisse globale de mon niveau tennistique, mais je ne renonce pas.
- Pour en revenir à cet Open de Moselle : vous vous y êtes fixé des objectifs précis ?
- Pas en terme de résultats. Je veux d'abord retrouver des bonnes sensations. Je ne connais pas mon adversaire (NDLR : le Russe Sitak, qu'il affronte aujourd'hui) mais je me focalise uniquement sur ma performance. Et puis, je m'aligne aussi en double avec Nicolas (NDLR : Mahut) et ça aussi ça me tient à cœur. Mais vraiment, mon but ici, comme d'ailleurs pour tout le reste de la saison, est de monter en régime en terme de jeu, et de remonter un peu au classement bien sûr.

soulage
09-20-2009, 01:05 PM
Arno struggles a lot on his service game. He has not the rythm of course and at the moment Sitak will hold his serves it will be tough to stay in that match :o. A kind of translation of the article.

Open Metz: "Above all, find my game"
Often injured, now far away in the world rankings Arnaud Clement arrives in Metz with one goal: refound a correct tennis.
METZ._ loyalty personified. Since he put in his pocket the first Open de Moselle in 2003 Arnaud Clement has not missed a single edition of the tournament in Lorraine. There was no reason he can not answer the call of Julien Boutter except that this time he must pass through the "qualifies". In a morose season marred by several physical problems "la clé" now points to a very modest 136th place in the ATP.
His record in 2009? on major: one of 32 final at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, a first round at Wimbledon (lost to Del Porto, anyway ...) and a loss in the U.S. Open qualies.
At 31 year-old the former world N10 (April 2001) doesn't loose the piece. Yesterday between a glance at the Netherlands - France Davis Cup and "District 9" in the cinema with his pal Nicolas Mahut he admitted that at the moment he thought only one thing: finding a correct level and finish on a better note this season very dull.
- Arnaud firstly a point on your health ...
- Simply everything is fine now! The tendinitis in my elbow long time trailed is just a bad memory and I don't feel no more the blocking back that forced me to withdraw from double in the U.S. Open. Now that I'm OK, I hope to be quiet on that way.
- You return to familiar ground in Metz ...
- Here I have my bearings and many good memories. I won singles but also three times in doubles (Editor's note: with Nicolas Mahut in 2004 and with Michael Llodra in 2007 and 2008). On this court I even won a Davis Cup tie so I'm always happy to play here. Now I must play well!
- At what clinches you when you fall in ranking?
- I like tennis that's all! Recently I had a lot of physical troubles which made me lose my game it was an overall decrease of my level of tennis but I don't give up.
- To return to the Open de Moselle you're set specific goals?
- Not in terms of results. I first want to find good feelings. I don't know my opponent (Editor's note: Russian Sitak, he faces today) but I focus only on my performance. And then I also align myself in double with Nicolas (Editor's note: Mahut) and that really count into my heart. But really my goal here as indeed for the rest of the season is getting better in terms of play and grow in ranking of course.

Marine
09-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Toujours au taquet, en français, en anglais, merci soulage ! ;)

I think he seems sincere. I like that.
He won his first match today against SITAK . He'll play Ascione tomorrow. He beat him in february in final of Cherbourg tounament. But it's far !

soulage
09-20-2009, 06:21 PM
I follow the beggining on scoreboard and it was awful on serve i though that it could go at least in 3 sets but Sitak is surely more bad than i thought lol. Ascione is more regular since few weeks and everything should depend of serve again.

A pic of the toss on http://latourcamoufle.hautetfort.com/ you've also the summary of the match. We can see that he has something on his arm. I hope it's for prevention.

http://latourcamoufle.hautetfort.com/media/01/02/1300284048.JPG

Kezzi
09-21-2009, 08:39 AM
Why does he say he's playing doubles with Mahut, but is in the draw with Llodra as the #1 seed? :scratch:
Mahut is in the wildcard team with Ouanna.

soulage
09-21-2009, 09:18 AM
A lot of things this morning.

I think it's a mistake of the journalist about doubles, she did the same this morning :rolleyes: An extract of the article in EstRepublicain about qualies.

Un Clément tout aussi tranquille, un peu plus tard, face à Dimitri Sitak.
Ecarté 6/3, 6/2, le Russe a toutefois donné au Français l'occasion de mesurer tout le chemin qu'il lui reste à parcourir pour revenir à son meilleur niveau, après des blessures en série. « Il reste encore beaucoup de choses perfectibles, mais c'est une bonne rentrée », savourait Clément, sitôt les affaires expédiées. « Physiquement, ce n'est pas trop mal, et ça va de mieux en mieux au service. Et puis, quand vous avez perdu vos sept derniers matches, c'est toujours bon de repartir de l'avant...» La boucle n'est pas encore tout à fait bouclée pour « la Clé » : aujourd'hui, il devra passer sur le corps de Thierry Ascione, tombeur du régional Julien Mathieu (voir par ailleurs).
He says that there is a lot of things to improve but for him it was a correct come back. Physically it was good, he thinks it's going better on serve :confused: and he adds that when you lost your last 7 matches it's good to set off again :lol:

And in RepublicainLorrain

Un duel fratricide autant que prometteur entre le Lyonnais et l’Aixois : « Je crois avoir tout le temps gagné contre lui mais à chaque fois, j’étais dans une grosse forme. Là, nous ne serons pas dans la même configuration. » L’ancien vainqueur (2003) vit en effet une période sombre : « Je suis content d’avoir remporté un match (face au modeste Russe Sitak), je restais sur sept défaites de suite. Il n’est même pas question de niveau de jeu mais du plaisir que je ressens à m’être imposé ! Car je suis loin d’avoir disputé un match référence : tous mes coups, sans exception, peuvent être améliorés. Mon service a été moyen, le coup droit n’a pas été régulier… »
It sounds less positiv and he says that each time he beats Ascione he was in a very good shape which is not the case here and he stress all the negativ points of his game : serve which was average, irrigular forehand. Things are different in each paper lol

In Republicain Lorrain again a kind of Portrait Chinois :). The translation later but you must know he loves the Sushis. http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr/permalien/article/1998739/J-aime-les-sushis.html

• Ton prochain billet d’avion ?
« En ce moment, plutôt un billet de train, pour Genève. Sinon, peut-être Stockholm (selon ses résultats). »
• Un autre sport que le tennis ?
« Le vélo, sur route. »
• Grand chelem préféré ?
« Cela aurait dû être Roland-Garros si je m’étais mieux comporté sur terre. Celui que j’aime un peu moins est l’US Open. »
• L’adversaire que tu n’aimes pas rencontrer ?
« Grogro (Sébastien Grosjean). »
• Un plat de fête ?
« Il y en a beaucoup, j’aime manger. Actuellement, les sushis. »
• Juron habituel ?
« Rien, je suis un garçon bien élevé ! »
• Si tu n’étais pas joueur de tennis ? « Question que je devrai bientôt me poser. »
• L’endroit du monde pour prendre ta retraite ?
« Aix-en-Provence, sans aucun doute possible. »
• Qualité préférée chez une femme ? « La tendresse. »
• Un vainqueur de l’Open de Moselle ?
« Jérôme Haehnel. Cette année-là, il me bat en quart puis domine Paulo (Mathieu) et Richard (Gasquet). Un niveau de jeu incroyable. »




And a pic coming from RepublicainLorrain

http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr/images/get.aspx?iMedia=10149575

soulage
09-21-2009, 11:47 AM
The translation of the little questions

• Your next flight?
"At the moment rather a train ticket to Geneva. Otherwise perhaps Stockholm (depends to its results). "
• Another sport than tennis?
"The bike on roads. "
• Favorite Grand Slam ?
"This should have been Roland Garros if I had performed better on clay. The one i like a little less is the U.S. Open. "
• The opponent that you don't like to play?
"Grogro (Sebastien Grosjean). "
• A festive dish ?
"There are a lot I like eat. Currently, the sushi. "
• Usual swearword.?
"Nothing, I'm a well educated boy! "
• If you were not tennis player?
"Question that I will soon have to ask to myself. "
• The place in the world to take your retirement?
"Aix-en-Provence no doubt. "
• Favorite quality for a woman?
"Tenderness. "
• A winner of the Open de Moselle?
"Jerome Haehnel. That year he beat me in the quarter and then dominated Paulo (Mathieu) and Richard (Gasquet). A level playing unbelievable.

Truc
09-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Wow, impressive job, thanks!
I didn't know about the "Grogro" nickname, is that how he always calls Seb?
The answer to the question about his favourite swearword is priceless.

soulage
09-21-2009, 03:35 PM
I read Llodra calling Seb Le Gros and now GroGro I'm wondering if it's not a new nickname because during his injury time off Seb had took some pounds :devil:. And yes he just says a tons of swearwords on court lol

Arnaud lost 3&2 today while he always win in straight set vs Ascione. According the stats he was correct on first set but out in the second. With the LL spot of Ouanna he will play a third match there and it will be vs Tipsarevic. Well, he doesn't win points but he will at least plays matches. To follow the fft website http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009/?ID=

Marine
09-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Not able to pass the qualifs of Metz. Well...


• Your next flight?
"At the moment rather a train ticket to Geneva. Otherwise perhaps Stockholm (depends to its results). "
Why?


• Favorite Grand Slam ?
"This should have been Roland Garros if I had performed better on clay. The one i like a little less is the U.S. Open. "
I remember a former quote. He doesn't like music bands on the courts. He can't focuse on his tennis. lol


• The opponent that you don't like to play?
"Grogro (Sebastien Grosjean). "
I prefer "seb".


• A festive dish ?
"There are a lot I like eat. Currently, the sushi. "
Maybe some romantic dating memories...lol


• Usual swearword.?
"Nothing, I'm a well educated boy! "
:lol: Brillant ! I love.


• If you were not tennis player?
"Question that I will soon have to ask to myself. "
That's also my current question about him !!! What to do after... He doesn't seem to have the answer.


• The place in the world to take your retirement?
"Aix-en-Provence no doubt. "
ah bon ? lol


• Favorite quality for a woman?
"Tenderness. "
How sweet.


• A winner of the Open de Moselle?[/B]
"Jerome Haehnel. That year he beat me in the quarter and then dominated Paulo (Mathieu) and Richard (Gasquet). A level playing unbelievable.
Yourself, neuneuuuu ! lol

Truc
09-21-2009, 07:16 PM
Not able to pass the qualifs of Metz. Well...He already knew before his match that he would be LL, that last result doesn't mean anything.

Via
09-21-2009, 11:56 PM
Maybe some romantic dating memories...lol




like in the movie sex and the city? :tape:

and now we know what to say next time he behaves badly.... tu es un garçon bien élevé! :D

Kezzi
09-22-2009, 08:47 AM
like in the movie sex and the city? :tape:

and now we know what to say next time he behaves badly.... tu es un garçon bien élevé! :D
Now I picture Nolwenn throwing sushi at him with the same face as Sam, don't think he'll recall that as romantic dating memories. :rolls:

soulage
09-22-2009, 09:26 PM
A little summary on the website i quoted before http://latourcamoufle.hautetfort.com/

Our well-educated boy is definetly not on a court :o You're a bad boy :armed:
Sur le Court Central, un match très intense a opposé le français Arnaud CLEMENT au serbe Janko TIPSAREVIC. Le serbe s'est imposé en deux manches régulières 6/4, 6/4. Il n'a pas été facile de battre le français d'autant plus qu'il avait les nerfs aujourd'hui... Quelques serviettes ont volé vers le petit personnel... Une rencontre durant laquelle il y a eu beaucoup d'aces et un jeu très technique qui a ravi les amateurs du genre...

Indeed nobody posted the score 4&4 and no BP but Jankko served very well according stats . Tomorrow doubles and he entered Rennes week 41 like Seb.

Via
09-23-2009, 12:32 AM
not sure i entirely understand the summary but i can guess. those two are both intense people... and wear glasses :lol:

soulage
09-23-2009, 09:39 AM
Well to sum up according the reports he was very very motivated and as he lost the towels has been thrown a little bit.

In the locals papers todays 2 small extracts about arno.
L’un passe, l’autre s’en va. Là aussi, les trajectoires d’anciens vainqueurs du tournoi lorrain, se sont croisées… L’Aixois, motivation exacerbée coulant toujours dans ses veines de combattant, peut trouver en ce revers, des raisons de remonter l’échelle de la renommée. Il n’était pas si loin de Tipsarevic, pilier du top 50 mondial : « Quand j’accepterai ce genre de défaite, il faudra que j’arrête. » Ce n’est donc pas demain la veille.
"When I will be able to accept this kind of defeat I must stop"

"Je m'en veux, je sais pourquoi je ne joue pas bien et ça me mine. Mais il y a des solutions j'en suis certain"
He knows why he plays badly and it disturbs him but he thinks there are solutions.

Marine
09-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Well to sum up according the reports he was very very motivated and as he lost the towels has been thrown a little bit.

In the locals papers todays 2 small extracts about arno.

"When I will be able to accept this kind of defeat I must stop".

I agree.



He knows why he plays badly and it disturbs him but he thinks there are solutions.
He knows ?? So, WHY ???

Marine
09-23-2009, 07:33 PM
In press conference, arnaud gave his opinion about patrice dominguez's eviction.

Lors de sa conférence de presse suite à son match du 1er tour au tournoi de Metz, Arnaud a donné son avis sur l'éviction de Patrice Dominguez au poste de DTN...et le moins que l'on puisse dire c'est qu'il ne semble pas fâché de son départ!

"Arnaud, que penses-tu du départ de Patrice Dominguez au profit a priori de Patrice Hagelauer?
- Franchement on y gagne au change. J'ai aussi entendu dire que c'était bien Patrice Hagelauer qui allait arriver. Je pense que c'est très bon pour le tennis français. Je connais Patrice (Hagelauer) il va faire du très bon boulot, du meilleur sûrement."

I'm not very surprised, because I know how much players (especially the guys of DC) like Hagelauer. But I don't know what to think about Dominguez.
I notice he has the support of the young players (Jo, Richard....) but the "olds" like Amélie or Arnaud, don't like him.
It's always the same in general: arnaud, seb, amelie in one side (Forget's side)... and Jo, Gael, Richard on the other side.

soulage
09-23-2009, 07:46 PM
In l'equipe magazine 2 weeks ago there were a report on Dominguez and more especially on the problems of Dominguez with women tennis but there were also some references about mens tennis and Arnaud said that with Mika they were hallucinated that he left Beijing before they played the match for the medal vs the Bryans. Anyway everybody knows that's a long time that Arno doesn't like Dominguez.

Apparently Arno & Micka will only play Friday for the quarter. Not especially good imo.

Marine
09-23-2009, 07:55 PM
In l'equipe magazine 2 weeks ago there were a report on Dominguez and more especially on the problems of Dominguez with women tennis but there were also some references about mens tennis and Arnaud said that with Mika they were hallucinated that he left Beijing before they played the match for the medal vs the Bryans. Anyway everybody knows that's a long time that Arno doesn't like Dominguez.

Thanks. I didn't know this story.
And I didn't know arnaud doesn't like him !


Apparently Arno & Micka will only play Friday for the quarter. Not especially good.

Why ???


Concrètement, j'ai toujours entendu parlé du poste de DTN, mais j'en ai jamais compris quel était le rôle ? Quelqun pourrait-il m'expliquer ?

soulage
09-23-2009, 08:04 PM
J'ai posté la page où arno était evoqué plus haut dans mon mon post precedant et y'a un article sur le role du dtn.

For doubles Nieminem pulled out from singles and not sure they were another alt teams. They're not on court and the last double match of court 1 has been moved on center court. They are not scheduled tomorrow. I think double could have been a good train but friday it's late to start a tournament lol.

Marine
09-23-2009, 08:25 PM
Merci.
Eh les joueurs et la fédé, c'est Dallas ! LOL

Kezzi
09-25-2009, 10:59 PM
They won, 6-2, 6-1. :bounce:
Just saw the score in the draw at the atp website. :)

Via
09-25-2009, 11:51 PM
wow haven't seen such a scoreline with arno on the winning side, for quite a while.

soulage
09-26-2009, 06:33 PM
64 62 today. Final tomorrow vs Fleming & Skupski]
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/15556703.jpg
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/15556781.jpg

Kezzi
09-26-2009, 08:10 PM
Hope to see the same results in Mons. :D
Booked our hotel yesterday, I'm looking forward to it! :bounce:

Marine
09-27-2009, 12:26 PM
:mad:

Unable to win the final of Metz against Brits !


Sensation aux Arènes de Metz lors de la finale du double ! La paire britannique composée de Colin Fleming et Ken Skupski ont remporté en 1h19 le titre sur les bords de la Moselle aux dépens des Français Michael Llodra et Arnaud Clément, qui avaient remporté les deux dernières éditions (2/6 6/4 10/5). Ces deux derniers, après une entame tonitruante, ont progressivement baissé pavillon face à des adversaires, qui ont parfaitement élevé leur niveau de jeu au fil de la rencontre.

Résultat de la finale du double de l'Open de Moselle :

K.SKUPSKI (ANG) et C.FLEMING (ANG) dominent A. CLEMENT (FRA) et M.LLODRA (FRA) 2/6 6/4 10/5

soulage
09-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Lost to this team who is not really amazing even if they beat the Bryans this year is not the most impressiv result we have seen. Well we hope that he won't be too much frustrated by this but i'm pretty sure he will be :sad:. On positiv way he has played 3 singles matches and 3 doubles matches. Now he can take his train ticket for Geneva and continue the training :angel:


Wednesday Arno made an apparition on a local tv. Nothing interesting to translate but he makes fun at himself "he has already lose two times Arnaud Clement" lol and he really hopes to be totally fit soon. http://www.rtl9est.com/collectors1.php?id=291 It's in the second part of the show

Hope to see the same results in Mons. :D
Booked our hotel yesterday, I'm looking forward to it! :bounce:
He won't be seed in Mons and the field is really great I hope he won't be eliminated before your arrival :scared:

Marine
09-27-2009, 01:12 PM
ahah just for the "vanne" it was good to hear. And arnaud is always good to WATCH ! lol
He's always something funny to say, even if it's just 2 words.
I like "non, j'ai eu cette qualité physique..que j'ai un peu perdu, mais que J'espère retrouver". lol
Always modest.

soulage
09-27-2009, 02:04 PM
Yes he's cute in the video and as usual a lot of autoderision.

The reactions on WLT

Arnaud Clément : "Bien sûr, on est très déçus mais merci à tout le monde pour le soutien pendant toute la semaine. Je voudrais aussi remercier toute l'organisation, Julien Boutter, puis tous les ramasseurs, on a eu l'occasion de discuter avec eux un petit moment hier, c'était très sympa. Et encore une fois un grand merci a tout le monde !"

Michael Llodra : "Je voudrais d'abord remercier Arnaud, parce que ça fait quand même un bout de temps qu'on joue ensemble. Et c'est vrai que cette saison, c'est l'unique année où on n'a pas beaucoup joué donc c'est toujours un honneur et un privilège de jouer avec toi Arnaud même si aujourd'hui on a perdu, on a quand même joué de belles batailles ensemble. Je voudrais aussi remercier Julien Boutter, qui vient d'être papa, merci pour ton soutien, c'est toujours un plaisir de revenir à Metz. J'espère qu'on reviendra et qu'on gagnera le tournoi ! Merci aussi aux juges de ligne, c'est vrai qu'on a tendance à s'énerver sur vous, enfin surtout Arnaud (Rires.), mais au fond on vous aime ! Excusez-nous encore !"

Colin Fleming : "Je suis désolé, je ne parle pas aussi bien français qu'eux ! C'est la première fois qu'on rentrait dans un tableau final ensemble et aussi la première fois que nous gagnons un tournoi ATP tous les deux. Alors bien sûr nous sommes très très heureux ! Merci à toute l'organisation qui a été fantastique."

You help me to translate Marine ?

Finally Google traduction did it fastly


Arnaud Clement: "Of course, we are very disappointed but thank you to everyone for cheering throughout the week. I would also like to thank the entire organization, Julien Boutter, then all the ballkids we had the opportunity to discuss a little with them yesterday and it was great. And again a big thank you to everyone! "

Michael Llodra: "I would like to thank Arnaud because it's a long time we play together. And it is true that this season is the only year we didn't played a lot so it's always an honor and a privilege to play with you and even if we lost today we have played great battles together. I would also like to thank Julien Boutter, just dad, thank you for your support, it's always a pleasure to come back in Metz. I hope that we will come back and win the tournament! Thanks also to the judges line it's true that we are often nervous against you especially Arnaud (Laughter) but in fact we love you! Sorry again! "

Colin Fleming: "I'm sorry, I don't speak French so well It is the first time we entered in a final draw together and also the first time we win an ATP tournament both. Then of course we are very very happy! Thanks to the whole organization who has been fantastic.

Kezzi
09-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Lost to this team who is not really amazing even if they beat the Bryans this year is not the most impressiv result we have seen. Well we hope that he won't be too much frustrated by this but i'm pretty sure he will be :sad:. On positiv way he has played 3 singles matches and 3 doubles matches. Now he can take his train ticket for Geneva and continue the training :angel:


Wednesday Arno made an apparition on a local tv. Nothing interesting to translate but he makes fun at himself "he has already lose two times Arnaud Clement" lol and he really hopes to be totally fit soon. http://www.rtl9est.com/collectors1.php?id=291 It's in the second part of the show


He won't be seed in Mons and the field is really great I hope he won't be eliminated before your arrival :scared:
Nice video :)

We'll be there the first three days so I guess we can see him at least once. If he also enters doubles at least twice. :D

Marine
09-27-2009, 04:05 PM
You help me to translate Marine ?

Finally Google traduction did it fastly

ughh ...google is much better :lol:
ouff


Mika is soo nice with his friend ! We can see how much he missed playing with arnaud.
But I think it's arnaud who should have said "it's an honnor" !!!!! Who's the best in the pair ? lol
I love "merci aux ramasseurs, on a pu parler avec eux hier..." lol ah ouai ? To say some excuses ?
And "C'est vrai qu'on a tendance à s'énerver sur vous, SURTOUT ARNAUD, mais au fond on vous aime". :lol:
Mika is arnaud's spokesman.

I love both. They lost but they're still 2 great men.

soulage
09-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Arnaud always say something for the ballkids in the speech lately. He knows his problem even if he's not able to change it.

Today with the champagne and you can see the MP at 5.00 here http://jt.france3.fr/regions/popup.php?id=nancy_100sports As usual nobody in the stands

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/15572436.jpg

soulage
09-27-2009, 07:42 PM
We'll be there the first three days so I guess we can see him at least once. If he also enters doubles at least twice. :D
I also hope he will enter the doubles to play matches. Mahut is on the Alt list with him it would be nice.

Kezzi
09-27-2009, 09:16 PM
I also hope he will enter the doubles to play matches. Mahut is on the Alt list with him it would be nice.
Marc is also on the entry list, I hope he plays doubles again with him. I loved them as a team in Rosmalen. :D

Nice picture of the final and I love it that Arno always says something about the ballkids, didn't know that. :)
It was too cute when I joked about it last year in Rosmalen after a match and he said "I know, I'm horrible to them sometimes..." with a face like this :awww:

Via
09-28-2009, 12:03 AM
Arnaud always say something for the ballkids in the speech lately. He knows his problem even if he's not able to change it.

Today with the champagne and you can see the MP at 5.00 here http://jt.france3.fr/regions/popup.php?id=nancy_100sports As usual nobody in the stands

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/15572436.jpg

nice touch, the losers got a bottle to drown their sorrow! lol

good to see them on the 'podium' again. i don't know this british pair! i'm so behind.

mika is heading east to take his chances, i think. i haven't yet booked any hotel :p

soulage
09-29-2009, 12:16 PM
To finish with Metz a chronic on a blog http://www.15-lovetennis.com/?p=1239&cpage=1 It deals with arno in few lines. Arno who smiles in doubles but who is frustrated in single hitting first serve at 160 km :eek: And two articles from yesterday in the local press.

Kezzi
09-29-2009, 03:05 PM
Micka's kids are really cute! :hearts:
Thanks for the articles, I understood a little trying to read them. :)

soulage
10-01-2009, 05:49 PM
He didn't enter Orleans Challenger but as he said in his last interviews he could play instead the qualies of Stockholm 250. I don't know exactly why he made this choice :confused: he loves so much to play in france. Maybe he wants buy new Bjorn Borg underwears :lol: Well we already have to wait if he goes in Stockholm.

soulage
10-03-2009, 01:22 PM
You will see an all french match Kezzi. He plays the #7 seed who is Flo Serra. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mds.pdf

Kezzi
10-03-2009, 02:12 PM
I never it like it when Frenchies play eachother. :(
Is the doubles draw also out or do we have to wait for it a little longer? Couldn't find anything yet on the atp website.

Hangdog
10-03-2009, 07:08 PM
As always, thanks a lot for all the updates :worship:
He didn't enter Orleans Challenger but as he said in his last interviews he could play instead the qualies of Stockholm 250. I don't know exactly why he made this choice :confused: he loves so much to play in france. Maybe he wants buy new Bjorn Borg underwears :lol: Well we already have to wait if he goes in Stockholm.
It's the first time in 4 years that I don't go to Stockholm in October, a pity. But I'm glad to find out Arnaud has liked Stockholm, too :) Though maybe after all he simply decided to take an extra week off after having played too many matches in Metz :devil:
You will see an all french match Kezzi. He plays the #7 seed who is Flo Serra. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mds.pdf
Arnaud leads 2-0 in their H2H :cool: But I wouldn't bet on him :p
I never it like it when Frenchies play eachother. :(
Is the doubles draw also out or do we have to wait for it a little longer? Couldn't find anything yet on the atp website.
Anyway it should be an interesting match to watch, both players have funny antics.
I believe doubles draws for Challengers usually come out on Sundays :scratch:

soulage
10-04-2009, 10:53 AM
Marco Gicquel plays with Nico Mahut and Arno with Ascione. Not the best combo :sad: but the most funny is that they play first round Fleming/Skupski :lol: Yes the Britains from Metz are there. After losing with Micka a win with Ascione would be surprising :eek:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mdd.pdf

soulage
10-06-2009, 02:28 PM
36/06 :wazzup:

He started the match with 2 aces in the first game so i was surprised :devil:. Of course it didn't last :rolleyes:
Until the first break it was quite correct but from 3-5 in the first set it has been a real berezina on serve :o. Worst than possible :eek:. A problem with his elbow or something else because it not possible to be so bad ?

Playing such awful matches until the end of the year won't help him for next year :devil:. He needs at least an average serve cos here he's ridiculous :rolleyes: let see the stats on second serve 6/26 :o If he had an healthy problem he could have retire cos the second set was a real joke.

Kezzi
10-06-2009, 06:11 PM
I was there today, first set went ok, but in the second nothing worked for Arno. In the first he wore that band at his elbow, in the second he took it off. Maybe that problem still causes a bad serve?

And there's around zero opportunity here to get to the players after a match. :(

soulage
10-06-2009, 06:56 PM
Pity you don't talk to him but maybe it was better today, he was surely not in a very good mood :lol: I assume he has said some nice words to the crowd and ballkids :devil:

I follow on scoreboard and yes first set seemed to be quite correct. But well he lost 8 games in row winning less than 5 points on his serves at the end. Maybe they can do a losers dinner with Marco, Nico and Thierry :p

And I don't know what to think about his situation :confused: Since RG he played 11 matches losing 10 :o It's tough to see something really positiv since june and not sure the off-season will resolve his problems.

He has his doubles scheduled tomorrow and after going back in his home sweet home :cat:

We were OK about Stockholm he will play doubles with Lindstedt if he goes there of course maybe he would still be in Rennes at the moment of the qualies :rocker2:

Kezzi
10-06-2009, 09:18 PM
No, not at all! He only yelled once at himself. And once he ssssh-ed some people who were standing next to the court, because they were talking. There was also one discussion with the umpire, but for the rest he behaved like an :angel:.
And I have to say, they have amazing ballkids here, some atp tourneys can take an example! The whole tournament looks like it's a mini atp tourney. Just less seating, shops, etc.

We will go to the doubles tomorrow and go home in the evening. :)

Kezzi
10-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Thierry and Arno were better than expected in doubles, especially the second set. They had some pretty good points, but sadly it was not enough to win.
And this match too, Arno only discussed one or two times with the umpire, but he even smiled a lineswoman in the beginning of the match.

They had to start earlier, because Bohli twisted his ankle and retired. My sister and I walked on court, we saw Arno watching, he said hi, we asked him what happened with Bohli. But there was no more time for conversation... Arno left to prepare for his match. After the match we didn't have a chance to talk to Arno, as I said, they can leave the court without having to pass the audience, so no opportunity to get to them. We discovered we could've waited at the cars, but that was too late. Gicquel and Mahut told us Arno already left.
Didn't know Mahut was so easy to talk to! And his English is impressive! :eek:
We went up to him talking in English, then he asked in French if we could speak French. :lol: Obviously not, so he went on in English, asking where we were from and for how long we were there. Then when I wanted to ask him for Irina about Lagardere, it started raining really heavy again and he ran to the car, so no more time for that. :(
It heavily rained the whole day, at some point the drivers of the official cars drove right over the sidewalk up to the players entrance. If they had to walk those few meters, they would've been soaked. And then we come back in NL after 3 days of rain to find out that a part of the train station and some parts in town flooded. As if we hadn't seen enough rain. :p

edit: Here's my best picture of the doubles match. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33890492@N02/3993435262/
Don't know when the rest will be added, I still have tons of pics to edit and upload. :o Photoshop crashed and other editing programs don't have the same batch editing options. I don't really feel like editing them one by one if they just need resizing. :p

soulage
10-08-2009, 08:11 PM
Thanks for all. It's nice they played good during the second set even it's as usual the conclusion was the loss lol I already heard mahut in english and it wasn't impressiv to be honest but it was a long time since he surely improved.

Take your time for the pics :angel:

David Guez plays Rennes, maybe Bruno will come and also coaches Arno next week :confused:

Marine
10-08-2009, 08:56 PM
I already heard mahut in english and it wasn't impressiv to be honest but it was a long time since he surely improved.
Maybe juste because she used to hear arnaud's english :lol:
Compare to him, it's easy to be good.



David Guez plays Rennes, maybe Bruno will come and also coaches Arno next week :confused:
Probably.

ps: THANKS A LOT Kezzi !!! :worship:

Kezzi
10-08-2009, 09:53 PM
You're welcome! I enjoy taking pics of Arno and also enjoy sharing them. :) I still have a lot from Halle and Rosmalen to sort out also. :o
Got a comment on that pic from someone I know, he called Arno's look priceless. :p

I never talked to Mahut before, so I didn't know his English at all. But I didn't hear that typical French accent and he talked really easy, so maybe that's why I was impressed. :)

Hope Bruno will be there, would be nice for Arno to have him there. :D

Hangdog
10-09-2009, 06:26 PM
You're welcome! I enjoy taking pics of Arno and also enjoy sharing them. :) I still have a lot from Halle and Rosmalen to sort out also. :o
Then we count on you to entertain us with new photos of Arnaud during the off-season ;)

And of course, thank you so much for the picture and reports! You brought a positive note to Arnaud's latest results which look really pitiful on paper :o

Oh and Mahut's English must be good indeed, I remember his "I am Nicolas Mahutte" from some interview - the guy even adjusts his name so it'd sound better in English :cool:
David Guez plays Rennes, maybe Bruno will come and also coaches Arno next week :confused:
Hope they won't play each other at least, it wouldn't make Bruno happy :lol:

Via
10-10-2009, 09:11 AM
Then we count on you to entertain us with new photos of Arnaud during the off-season ;)

And of course, thank you so much for the picture and reports! You brought a positive note to Arnaud's latest results which look really pitiful on paper :o

Oh and Mahut's English must be good indeed, I remember his "I am Nicolas Mahutte" from some interview - the guy even adjusts his name so it'd sound better in English :cool:

Hope they won't play each other at least, it wouldn't make Bruno happy :lol:

:haha:

kezzi have you tried 'photoscape'? it's free, its batching editing pretty easy to use. in fact i've never used any batch on photoshop.

in fact i'm using photoscape right now on some photos of nadal... i went to the beijing tournament and took tonnes for my sister with her husband's rock heavy camera.

i like how they have curtains at that indoor tournament... i must have seen them before but it amazes me every time. at least it is easy to pick up any stray balls.

and yes arnaud is looking really bad 'on paper'... i wonder how much longer he'll last. is he coming to aus at all next year? i'm not counting.

Kezzi
10-10-2009, 10:23 AM
:haha:

kezzi have you tried 'photoscape'? it's free, its batching editing pretty easy to use. in fact i've never used any batch on photoshop.

in fact i'm using photoscape right now on some photos of nadal... i went to the beijing tournament and took tonnes for my sister with her husband's rock heavy camera.

i like how they have curtains at that indoor tournament... i must have seen them before but it amazes me every time. at least it is easy to pick up any stray balls.

and yes arnaud is looking really bad 'on paper'... i wonder how much longer he'll last. is he coming to aus at all next year? i'm not counting.
I'll try to find that, thanks for telling me! :) I normally used photoshop elements, the batch editing there was just great, but my sister lost the disc and I have a new laptop, so it has to be reinstalled. :(

Rotterdam has curtains too on the smaller courts, it's also great for taking pics with players after a match. If you catch them next to that curtain, the background is black, without any distractions. :)

soulage
10-10-2009, 04:07 PM
Hope they won't play each other at least, it wouldn't make Bruno happy :lol:
First Round of Rennes Guez vs Clement :rolls:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3503/mds.pdf

I would have prefer a more tough draw with a non french guy because lost to Guez will be hard to accept for Arno. Guez plays future this week and he's in semi-final. Poor Bruno :hug:

Marine
10-10-2009, 04:53 PM
First Round of Rennes Guez vs Clement :rolls:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3503/mds.pdf

I would have prefer a more tough draw with a non french guy because lost to Guez will be hard to accept for Arno. Guez plays future this week and he's in semi-final. Poor Bruno :hug:

would :devil: lol

This draw is funny.

Kezzi
10-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Bruno :awww:
But I guess he will still (very quietly inside) root for his brother. :)

soulage
10-11-2009, 05:45 PM
New doubles partner for Arno this week Sidorenko, they play tomorrow. Don't put my money on them :devil: but good luck and enjoy

Kezzi
10-11-2009, 06:14 PM
Sidorenko... Never heard of him. :o But who knows... It might be a winning combination. :)

Marine
10-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Sidorenko...I remember of an articleabout him in tennis magazine some years ago, he was like 12. LOL
He was also in the tv show "tout le monde en parle" some years later.

Marine
10-11-2009, 07:03 PM
Bruno :awww:
But I guess he will still (very quietly inside) root for his brother. :)

Anyway, Kezzi, behind the shy façade, Bruno also has a great sense of humor, as these pics (reuil malmaisons tournement, in may) tend to proove it !
I like them, it's rare to see him joking. :D

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_3_JPG/guest_600.jpg

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_1_JPG/guest_600.jpg

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_2_JPG/guest_600.jpg

soulage
10-11-2009, 07:50 PM
He was also in the tv show "tout le monde en parle" some years later.
Really ? I don't remember that :confused: He did nothing special in his carreer except win the AO junior. He's more a clay court player and for the double i don't think it's a great one :devil: Play the double before his single match should help Arno to train his serve :devil: Guez won the future he played this week.

Kezzi
10-11-2009, 09:58 PM
Anyway, Kezzi, behind the shy façade, Bruno also has a great sense of humor, as these pics (reuil malmaisons tournement, in may) tend to proove it !
I like them, it's rare to see him joking. :D

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_3_JPG/guest_600.jpg

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_1_JPG/guest_600.jpg

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_NOLWEN_2_JPG/guest_600.jpg
Thanks for posting these! :worship:

They are just fabulous, it's great to see Bruno and Nolwenn both having fun! Makes me smile just to see them smile like that and not even know what's going on. :D
I already thought he wasn't as shy as he comes across! Especially when I saw him holding his laugh at Arno's first round match in Rosmalen this year. Just like us, he seemed to think Arno's unfriendly gesture to that annoying man was very funny... It was hard not to laugh though, we looked over to see Bruno's reaction and when we saw him struggling, it was even worse for us to hold it in. :p But who knows what happened if we all started laughing. Guess that man would've really gone over the edge. :devil:

Thanks again for the pics, they really made my day! :D

btw: I've never heard of this tournament... is that possible or it known by a different name? :o

soulage
10-12-2009, 11:36 AM
btw: I've never heard of this tournament... is that possible or it known by a different name? :o
It was the Mary Cohr exhibition before RG where he played against Nadal.

Kezzi
10-12-2009, 11:41 AM
I do remember that, thanks! :)

soulage
10-12-2009, 05:48 PM
They won 63/75. At least Arno would have won something this week :D He's not scheduled tomorrow.

soulage
10-12-2009, 10:23 PM
The tournament website is great :D The video of the press conference after their doubles :eek: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/open-de-Rennes-2009/video/xasg8v_entree-en_sport

Arno is funny, alex more shy. Arno prefered two hours of train than 8 hours in airplane that's why he's here and not played the qualies in shanghai. He adds that he loves play in france so he's happy to be there.

Marine
10-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Sidorenko looks so russian... there's something of Kafel in his face I think. lol

Great site (c'est assez rare pour être souligné !), even bigger tournaments don't have these kind of website... :rolleyes:

I like this video, but it's not surprising.

I like the "On est contents d'être là...on est bien...hein, on est bien Alex ? smile " :lol:
Or "Arnaud il m'a dit que si je commence à râter il m'engueule" :lol:

Kezzi
10-13-2009, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the video and telling what they're saying. :p They talk so fast :eek:
Does anyone know how to save such video's in Vista? They don't appear in the temporary files folder anymore. :(

soulage
10-13-2009, 12:04 PM
For youtube and daylimotion videos I always use DownloadHelper with firefox it's the more easy for me otherwise the last issu of RealPlayer.

Kezzi
10-13-2009, 12:23 PM
Thanks! I have to look into realplayer's possibilities then, because I have realplayer pro, but only used it once. :o
Not only do you guys here know a lot about Arno, but also about software. :worship:
I'm now editing my photo's with the program Via recommended. It's even available in Dutch! And exactly what I needed, it has all the functions I use in photoshop elements, but it's easier. :D

Don't have time to upload now, but I will upload them in the evening. I found out I still needed to edit pics from Düsseldorf, Halle, Rosmalen and now Mons. That's just the tennis part, because my family is also very patient about my holiday in Paris. :tape:

soulage
10-13-2009, 03:39 PM
We wait :angel:

from official website

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5395/68271fr700600.jpghttp://img110.imageshack.us/img110/2492/68301fr700600.jpg

Via
10-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks! I have to look into realplayer's possibilities then, because I have realplayer pro, but only used it once. :o
Not only do you guys here know a lot about Arno, but also about software. :worship:
I'm now editing my photo's with the program Via recommended. It's even available in Dutch! And exactly what I needed, it has all the functions I use in photoshop elements, but it's easier. :D

Don't have time to upload now, but I will upload them in the evening. I found out I still needed to edit pics from Düsseldorf, Halle, Rosmalen and now Mons. That's just the tennis part, because my family is also very patient about my holiday in Paris. :tape:

we should also point out that photoscape is *free* lol

i'm useless when it comes to video software... so i appreciate all tips, although frankly i don't watch most of the videos in the links here :o just not so interested in videos!

i agree that arnaud should be where he is, and not a million miles away in shanghai with more disappointment likely in store for him.

just hoping that he doesn't find flying to australia too disagreeable, cos i'm thinking of going to melbourne next year just for the qualies.

Kezzi
10-14-2009, 03:52 PM
we should also point out that photoscape is *free* lol

i'm useless when it comes to video software... so i appreciate all tips, although frankly i don't watch most of the videos in the links here :o just not so interested in videos!

i agree that arnaud should be where he is, and not a million miles away in shanghai with more disappointment likely in store for him.

just hoping that he doesn't find flying to australia too disagreeable, cos i'm thinking of going to melbourne next year just for the qualies.
Free is sharing the #1 rank with the batch editing feature. :p

Australian Open is a whole different thing, I don't think he'll skip it unless he's injured or something. To me it always looks like he's having fun there. :) And more important: he has support from you there! :D

Hangdog
10-14-2009, 03:58 PM
Clement vs Guez 3/6 1/1* :o
I like the "On est contents d'être là...on est bien...hein, on est bien Alex ? smile " :lol:
Arnaud is overwhelmed with optimism and positive attitude :lol: Who would think that his match record of the past 4.5 months is 1-10 :devil:
we should also point out that photoscape is *free* lol

i'm useless when it comes to video software... so i appreciate all tips, although frankly i don't watch most of the videos in the links here :o just not so interested in videos!

i agree that arnaud should be where he is, and not a million miles away in shanghai with more disappointment likely in store for him.

just hoping that he doesn't find flying to australia too disagreeable, cos i'm thinking of going to melbourne next year just for the qualies.
So many talks about this Photoscape :) I'm going to try it too then, might need some "light" photo editing software for my laptop, just in case.

I believe there is no way Arnaud finds flying to Melbourne disagreeable, he loves Australia too much ;)

Kezzi
10-14-2009, 04:08 PM
I've opened the scoreboard and just noticed the ranks next to the names and they're not really far apart. :o

Hangdog
10-14-2009, 04:25 PM
I prefer following the scores on the main page to not see the stats :o

Currently it's 5/2 in the second, Arnaud is on serve, and sounds like the match is not far from its ending.

Kezzi
10-14-2009, 04:27 PM
I don't see stats in that window (apart from the rank), I don't even see who's on serve. :scratch:

Hangdog
10-14-2009, 04:35 PM
That's strange. Maybe because no one is on serve anymore, GSM Guez 6-3 6-3. Arnaud saved one SP in the first set, and one MP in the second.
I believe Arnaud and Sacha were scheduled for doubles too later tonight.

soulage
10-14-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm not surprised :p

Lost to all those french players he always beaten before. C'est dur d'être vieux lol

Nothing special to say on that loss because with the way he plays lately i think he could lost against a WTA player :lol:. Well i'm sure it's tough to still have the desire to play but no more the tennis's level to contest during the matches :sad:. And that second serve :o but anyway on returns it's also bad lol

Stockholm's qualies, Lyon's qualies and then maybe begin to think to the reconversion options ;) ? The first 3 months of 2010 to decide something because i can't believe he will continue all along a year like the past 5 months :eek:. Imagine that since RG he only beats Dimitri Sitak :lol:
He seems to still have some hopes with the train during the off-season but it looks a bit like dreams :devil:. It's like for Seb you don't know what to think in a way it's cool to try and play but lost everytime in first round of challenger :confused:.

Doubles in the evening :)

Via
10-14-2009, 05:20 PM
it's getting so hopeless, i'm not keeping track any more. thanks to soulage, we'll remember 'dimitri sitak' :worship:

wta is getting some 'old blood' back, they have an interesting mix i think. don't think they'll be interested in a 'clement' joining them :devil:

i don't know if it will be 3 months or 3 years but i wonder when he'll wake up one morning, and feel just a bit embarrassed?? :shrug:

Marine
10-14-2009, 05:23 PM
La question du jour:

What's worse ? Losing because you're injured and not in form -(seb), or losing because you just play crapy (arnaud) ?

I just would like to say to Arnaud there was a better option than a 8 hours flyght and 2 hours by train... STAY AT HOME until 2010 !
Honestly, what does he really hope for the end of the year ?? (Lourdes) :o

soulage
10-14-2009, 06:20 PM
La question du jour:

What's worse ? Losing because you're injured and in form -(seb), or losing because you just play crapy (arnaud) ?

I just would like to say him to Arnaud there was a better option than a 8 hours flyght and 2 hours by train... STAY AT HOME until 2010 !
Honestly, what does he really hope for the end of the year ?? (Lourdes) :o
Yes a challenger in Lourdes :bounce: :lol: I'm sure Arno hasn't big hopes for the end of the year but he's a tennis player so he plays tennis :tennis: It's soon the end anyway :angel: cos i don't think he will try the challengers after Bercy :confused: and Bercy is yet in doubt.

Do you think he will do like Bastl who is born in 1975 and still continue to play for a rank between #200 & #300 since few years lol. It must be very close between i continue tennis because i love that job and i continue because i don't know what to do instead. But until he plays i follow him :angel:

soulage
10-14-2009, 06:35 PM
They give a WO in doubles to Butorac/Zvoko. Diplomatical injury or not ?

Well Rennes trip was short lol Bye Bye and we'll see if he tries Stockholm cos this WO put me in doubt.

Marine
10-14-2009, 07:26 PM
But until he plays i follow him :angel:


That's the "phrase du jour", merci soulage.
Me too ! ;)

But I wonder why he was able to reach the 1/4 18 months ago in wimbledon, and now, unable to beat any player.
What happened...?

soulage
10-14-2009, 08:47 PM
Even the beginning of 2009 was correct it's since june he had a black out. The injury surely not help and now is out of shape and without confidence it's impossible to win for him.

I wait the update of the double draw to see the reason of the WO.
He didn't enter doubles in Lyon where Micka will play with Marco so no Lyon for Arno ? He's far away in the qualy list of Basel & Valencia and will not have an enough ranking for Bercy qualies so i'm wondering what he will do :confused: The guys here don't update the double list so no possibility to see if he's still entered with Lindstedt in Stockholm :confused: Maybe he's already in holidays :lol:

Marine
10-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Franchement... autant se prendre des vacances...

soulage
10-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Il va s'ennuyer jusqu'en janvier :devil: He's tough to follow already the Stockholm option was a bit strange for a guy who loves playing in france :confused: and not enter Lyon doubles list is another strange thing but it's Arno we'll see :cool:

soulage
10-14-2009, 09:59 PM
In the video of Guez conference they write he won against an Arnaud Clement without "ressources" http://www.dailymotion.com/open-de-Rennes-2009 and they WO because of his elbow http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3503/mdd.pdf Don't know how this injury is true or just the official reason. If the tendinitis is really back he should totally stop until december to refresh his mind.

Kezzi
10-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Yes a challenger in Lourdes :bounce: :lol: I'm sure Arno hasn't big hopes for the end of the year but he's a tennis player so he plays tennis :tennis: It's soon the end anyway :angel: cos i don't think he will try the challengers after Bercy :confused: and Bercy is yet in doubt.

Do you think he will do like Bastl who is born in 1975 and still continue to play for a rank between #200 & #300 since few years lol. It must be very close between i continue tennis because i love that job and i continue because i don't know what to do instead. But until he plays i follow him :angel:
I think Bastl just likes it and the rank doesn't matter that much to him. Saw him at the Aachen challenger a few years ago and he was just sitting there, reading a book, talking to other players, playing his match, and then sat alone for a while at the players party in the evening, before a small group of people decided to join him before me and my friend could. ;) Then we talked a few minutes with Marcel Zimmermann - the guy who followed us around all day :p - before ending up in the players car with some players (excl. driver there were 6 people in the car :p) for a drive to the train station. If Arno has at least 1/4th of the fun they had in that car at a tournament, I can definitely understand why he continues to play, even if that means playing challengers. :)

soulage
10-15-2009, 09:37 AM
You have an amazing life on tournaments Kezzi :lol:

Translation of Arno's sentences in both articles
"It was not very good even pathetic at some moments like what i'm doing since for some time. I made too many faults taking no pleasure." And in the other newpapers "I'm hopeless. The ball don't get out of my racket.It's pathetic".

Kezzi
10-15-2009, 11:31 AM
When I think about it, I still don't know how these things happen to me all the time. :lol: But Aachen is just way too small, there wasn't a players lounge, that helps a lot with experiencing these things. :p

Thanks for the article! Even if it's not so positive, trying to read it helps me with learning a little more French. :) It's easier to make an effort to read if it's an article on an interesting subject. ;)

Via
10-15-2009, 02:15 PM
Yes a challenger in Lourdes :bounce: :lol: I'm sure Arno hasn't big hopes for the end of the year but he's a tennis player so he plays tennis :tennis: It's soon the end anyway :angel: cos i don't think he will try the challengers after Bercy :confused: and Bercy is yet in doubt.

Do you think he will do like Bastl who is born in 1975 and still continue to play for a rank between #200 & #300 since few years lol. It must be very close between i continue tennis because i love that job and i continue because i don't know what to do instead. But until he plays i follow him :angel:

this is very much the story of a lot of people even though they aren't tennis players ;) so it's not unique to him. it will take a while to realise he should quit that job lol

obviously i'm saying a similar "phrase du jour" as yours but probably with a lot more disgust than some of you :armed: lollll

just saw this elsewhere: Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

was this guy not nice enough to me? :aplot:

soulage
10-15-2009, 04:15 PM
obviously i'm saying a similar "phrase du jour" as yours but probably with a lot more disgust than some of you :armed: lollll

just saw this elsewhere:
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.
was this guy not nice enough to me? :aplot:
You're philosophical :cool:. Maybe not nice in litteral meaning :devil: but he gave enjoyment which can be consider like a nice thing.

this is very much the story of a lot of people even though they aren't tennis players so it's not unique to him. it will take a while to realise he should quit that job lol
Of course it's quite the same for everybody. When ?

Marine
10-17-2009, 08:16 AM
While we're talking about his holiday... he plays Marius Copil, (from Romania) at first round in qualifs in STOCKHOLM...
I try to understand his obstinacy, I can't... :rolleyes: and you ?

Kezzi
10-17-2009, 08:52 AM
Well, somehow I can. :p
Just look at it from a law perspective. If you don't agree with something, you can object. And even if his results aren't good, Arno refuses to agree with it and to keep playing is his objection. :)

soulage
10-17-2009, 09:36 AM
Maybe he was hoping to play a swedish WC who plays tennis only the week-end lol but this very young Copil is talented so with all the gifts of Arno the issu should be the same :devil: The best match he did lately was against Tipsy in Metz because he was not the fav so less pression here there is a lot.

I also think that as Arno entered doubles with Lindstedt in a way he has to come in Stockholm. Let's hope he will take more pleasure than vs Guez.

soulage
10-17-2009, 05:36 PM
He won :eek: :eek: I Follow first games of the first set and he was 2/0 down so i was sure he would lost :devil: Tomorrow he plays a sweden guy with a big serve but this guy is unknown of the ATP :confused:

With Lindstedt they play Brunstrom/Rojer.

Hangdog
10-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Good news :cool: I've never heard about that Swedish guy either, I guess he doesn't even have an ATP ranking? I think that the fact that he is a local player can explain his victory and good stats on serve. There are quite specific surface and lighting conditions at the tennis centre in Sthlm, and many players who play there for the first time have problems with it. Anyway Arnaud will have a good chance to score one more victory tomorrow.

Kezzi
10-17-2009, 07:32 PM
Yay! :bounce:
Good luck to Arno tomorrow! :D

soulage
10-18-2009, 12:48 PM
I found who was that Eric Moberg he's junior born in march 1992 :eek:. It was his first time on the atp tour. Arno destroyed him 60 61 in 42 minutes. After Copil 19 years old, Moberg 17 years old Arno will play tomorrow against Janowicz 18 years old :lol:. Janowicz seems to be talented because many people speaks about him.

Kezzi
10-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Arno won 7-6(2), 7-6(2). :bounce:

soulage
10-19-2009, 01:41 PM
The junior tour was finally nice :) He can get Soderling now :o but at least he got through these qualies. It's good for his head.

Arno also asked for a WC in Lyon but he is not the only one and some guys deserves it more http://www.welovetennis.fr/gptl/16375-qui-seront-les-invites

Kezzi
10-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Soderling isn't unbeatable. :p

Let's hope he gets the WC, hope Grosjean gets one too! :)

soulage
10-19-2009, 06:02 PM
It will be Andreas Beck tomorrow on center court. It's a pity he didn't get Kontinen cos he's good vs juniors lol. Good luck to Arno anyway he already did well to qualify himself.

Kezzi
10-19-2009, 06:07 PM
I beat Andreas at a hitting-tennis-balls-through-a-hole-game in Halle this year, 1-0. So I guess it's ok for Arno, because I don't play tennis (never hit a serious ball in my life). :lol:
And I think Andi can be qualified as a junior compared to Arno. :p

kukka
10-19-2009, 07:42 PM
It's great that Arnaud qualified to the main draw in Stockholm. :) And a pity that I can't go there this year to see the action live. Good luck for him in the main draw! :D

Elina

Via
10-20-2009, 09:46 AM
wow good news while i was away.... looks like he will one day be a good teacher for junior players, since he still has a thing or two to show them :devil:

;)

so no fan here going to stockholm to support him?

Kezzi
10-20-2009, 02:09 PM
It's looking good!
6-4, 5-2 and Arno on serve! Allez! :bounce:

edit: He won on a love game! :woohoo:
It's just great to see "Winner: A.CLEMENT" on the scoreboard again! :banana:

soulage
10-20-2009, 02:15 PM
I followed big part of the match on the stream which is really poor :devil: but it doesn't matter. Beck was awful on serve today and he did a tons of UE.
Arno had a very efficient second serve today with serves on the body of Beck or with many variations in the zones. His attacks of backhand was really nice :) very few UE so it was not incedible but very clean by arno. Beck wasn't in a good day and Arno take his chance :)

soulage
10-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Clement finally breaks losing run :angel: article by Eurosport

Clement finally breaks losing run
Eurosport - Tue, 20 Oct 16:37:00 2009

French veteran Arnaud Clement won his first ATP-level match since Roland Garros as he broke a losing streak lasting almost five months with a 6-4 6-2 defeat of German Andreas Beck at the Stockholm Open.
http://d.yimg.com/i//ng/sp/eurosport/20091020/25/e3c3790eb750f9e99b7fc9a26330b6fe.jpg
Former Australian Open finalist Clement, ranked 138, turned the tables on his bad luck in dramatic fashion with the upset of the fifth seed after qualifying for the main draw at the Kungligahallen.

Clement's season had been a huge disappointment since winning his French Open first round against Russian Dmitry Tursunov, with the 31-year-old falling in seven matches since that success on May 27.
Clement is playing this week for the first time in a month after going out in the Metz opening round as a lucky loser to Serb Janko Tipsaravic.
The Frenchman's win was his eight of the season against 17 defeats and left Beck, the Gstaad winner on clay in August, standing 22-20.
The number 37 German, at fifth the only seed on court during Day two, saved a pair of match points in the penultimate game but eventually fell to Clement's overwhelming superiority on the day.
The winner broke three times while saving the only two break points he faced. He next plays either German Michael Berrer, a fellow qualifier, or rising Finn Henri Kontinen, the 19-year-old who lost the Wimbledon junior final in 2008.

And the one by the ATP

Qualifier Clement Ousts Fifth Seed Beck
Stockholm, Sweden
by ATP Staff
| 20.10.2009

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/BD114A0AE5CB4BBFB02C7DEEA9579081.ashx
© AFP/Getty Images

Arnaud Clement won his eighth tour-level match of the season.
French qualifier Arnaud Clement won his first tour-level match since May as he accounted for fifth seed Andreas Beck 6-4, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the If Stockholm Open, an ATP World Tour 250 indoor hard-court tennis tournament.
The former Top 10 member had lost in the opening round of six tour-level events since a second-round showing (l. to C. Rochus) at Roland Garros. The 31 year old, who won three matches in qualifying, saved both break points he faced, while capitalising on three of the six opportunities he created to seal victory after 76 minutes. It was Clement's eighth tour-level win of the year.
"It was much better today," said Clement. "I've been losing in the first round of challenger events in the past few weeks but I'm starting to play much better. I've won a few matches in the last few days and it's great for my confidence.
"I wasn't feeling great physically in the last few months and lost all my confidence. Winning qualifying matches has helped me find my form, and winning my first main-draw match since Roland Garros against a seed helps a lot."
World No. 37 Beck, 101 places higher than Clement in the South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings, slipped to a 22-20 mark on the season. The German reached his first ATP World Tour final at the Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad (l. to Bellucci) in July and recently posted back-to-back quarter-final efforts at the Open de Moselle (l. to Mathieu) in Metz and the PTT Thailand Open (l. to Melzer) in Bangkok.
Clement next will face fellow qualifier Michael Berrer, who ended the hopes of Finnish qualifier Henri Kontinen with a 7-5, 7-6(7) victory in two hours and nine minutes. "It's a nice opportunity to progress further but I can't take anything for granted," said Clement.

Arno on the ATP website after this win it deserves a capture

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Marine
10-20-2009, 07:24 PM
Ok, tonight I would like to thank Beck for playing worse than Arnaud. Nice of him. :)

Kezzi
10-20-2009, 07:52 PM
"Clement's overwhelming superiority on the day" :banana: :D
(My god, I'm so happy for him that I'm almost like that banana :lol: )

soulage
10-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Berrer & Arno are exiled on court 1 tomorrow it's a very small court better for attackers than defenders.

With his new swedish pal they won first doubles round 64 64

Marine
10-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Well played anyway, thanks to his "swedish pal", he will have some local support during his double match. :)

Via
10-22-2009, 09:19 AM
amazing, won 1 match!!!!! :worship:

it's a good time to come back to life, as this is close to season's end and everyone who's been playing and winning are getting tired. come on arnaud, and all other underdogs. go go go....

Kezzi
10-22-2009, 02:42 PM
Arno won again! 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-1!!!! :worship:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

soulage
10-22-2009, 03:40 PM
I had the window of the streaming opened while i was working and it looks like we had three Arno today like his shirts.

Red Arno in the first set was really bad :o poor on serve doing a tons of UE and moving as if he was old lol. Black Arno in the second set was better on serve with less UE but a big choker :rolleyes:. He was 3-1 up in the third an **6-3 in the tie-break where he saved a MP by an ace. Yellow arno in the third was cool moving like a teenager :angel: and stopped the stupids UE. The time he takes between the points is more and more long :zzz:

They have been moved on center court for their double not before 8.15 pm

kukka
10-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Nice to see Arnaud in the quarters! :D Bonne chance! :)

Elina

Kezzi
10-22-2009, 08:11 PM
They lost the doubles in the super-tie-break. :sad:
6-7(3), 6-3, 7-10.

Allez Arno in quarters! :bounce:

soulage
10-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Long doubles match for a close loss. In 2 weeks the points of the Bercy semi-final will drop and Arno will be around the #100 in the double ranking :o.

He's scheduled in the evening session against a Baghdatis on fire, i don't give him many chances but this quarter is already good. Otherwise he has been awarded a WC for Lyon :)

Marine
10-22-2009, 08:58 PM
Anyway it's good not to play an unknown player. Marcos will remind him what top tennis is ! :)

Via
10-23-2009, 03:39 AM
Anyway it's good not to play an unknown player. Marcos will remind him what top tennis is ! :)

i thought marcos needs some reminding too :p

does this good showing here mean he may not have to play qualie for melbourne? .... soulage please :wavey::worship:

anyway another sign of how the world is shocked by his revival... here's a similar story at aus' fox sport website http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,26239913-23216,00.html?from=public_rss

soulage
10-23-2009, 02:06 PM
does this good showing here mean he may not have to play qualie for melbourne? .... soulage please :wavey::worship:
With the points he had for the moment = 462 he's more likely to finish the year between the #115 & #120. He needs around 50 points to hope the AO MD. We'll see.

Noting special in l'equipe today he's happy of course he says he moves well and plays at a correct level.
L Y A UNE SEMAINE, Arnaud Clément se trouvait simplement « nul » et presque non avenu. Aujourd’hui, grâce à cinq victoires d’affilée (dont trois en qualifs), le voilà en quarts de finale de Stockholm. « Mon meilleur résultat de l’année sur le grand circuit », résume-t-il. Bien sûr, il n’a dû écarter de sa route qu’un seul joueur du top 100 (l’Allemand Beck, 37e, au 1er tour), mais le pedigree de ses adversaires lui importe peu. Lui ne parle que de sensations retrouvées : « C’est génial, je bouge bien, je colle à ma ligne, je m’arrache, je rejoue à un bon niveau. » Hier, face à Michel Berrer (140e), le Français a poussé le vice jusqu’à écarter une balle de match (à 7 points à 6 dans le tie-break du deuxième set)... d’un ace. « Un des six de la partie, mais il est bien tombé... » Et comme un bonheur n’arrive jamais seul, Clément a appris hier qu’il bénéficiait, tout comme son compère Sébastien Grosjean, d’une wild-card pour le tournoi de Lyon la semaine prochaine. Marcos Baghdatis, vainqueur pour sa part de Kendrick, tentera aujourd’hui de stopper cette embellie suédoise. – V. C.

Kezzi
10-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Does someone have the link to a stream?
Can't find something. :(

soulage
10-23-2009, 06:55 PM
This one http://fr.justin.tv/amex200/popout

soulage
10-23-2009, 07:00 PM
Everybody is in red the ballkids arno and marcos. Arno broken after leading 30-00.

Marco leads *2-1

Kezzi
10-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the link, I hope it will stop loading before the match ends. :p
Would love to see it, Arno just lost 2 break points.

Stream works :worship: to Soulage, you always seem to be able to find things, that I can't find. :D
Arno just lost the first set 6-4.
Allez Arnooo! :bounce:

soulage
10-23-2009, 07:33 PM
6/4 for Marcos. Some nice things by arno but we feel the superiority of Marcos. Marcos saved 2 BP at 5-4 by two big aces we can't say that Arno missed his chance. This little quite stupid break decided the set.

soulage
10-23-2009, 08:09 PM
From *3-1 to 3-4*. Marcos was less impressiv at the beginning of the second set and Arno broke him but now it is tough and Marcos in on the way. Honestly it's not a bad match by arno, he missed some right serves at the right moment but some good things. Marcos is just better than him.

Marine
10-23-2009, 08:23 PM
4/6 4/6

Thanks for the link ! Unfortunatly I only saw the 2 last games. Marcos served very well in the last game, Arnaud couldn't do anything.
Not a bad match.
No time to see the stats at the end, something like 52 % at serve, 1 ace...
Well, I was wronf, he was ruight to go to Stockholm, it seems he found again some confidence in his tennis, I'm happy.
And he has a wildcar in Lyon. Cool. I know he likes the tournament.

ps: there was at least one french supporter today, I had time to hear him. lol

Kezzi
10-23-2009, 08:23 PM
It's a good tourney for Arno anyway, from qualies to quarters is much more than anyone expected from him at this point. :)

soulage
10-23-2009, 08:24 PM
46/46

It was a solid Marcos especially on serve except at the beginning of the second set when Arno broke him but otherwise very solid. Arno would need more first serve today to hope something cos it was not very well on that department. Otherwise in the game i found he had a correct level it was not annoying to watch that match :)

Oscar Hernandez in first round of Lyon. Arno needs some rest but maybe another win ?

Marine
10-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Normal, Marcos is not annoying to watch.
I know he recovers after a long injury, so good for him.

soulage
10-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Yes Marcos is back.

The question of the day Will Arno be able to play on the same way next week ? :confused:

Via
10-24-2009, 01:12 AM
With the points he had for the moment = 462 he's more likely to finish the year between the #115 & #120. He needs around 50 points to hope the AO MD. We'll see.

Noting special in l'equipe today he's happy of course he says he moves well and plays at a correct level.

thanks, i think i should start the ranking watch again! lol

Normal, Marcos is not annoying to watch.
I know he recovers after a long injury, so good for him.

i guess soulage was saying arno was not annoying to her. like the way he has been annoying for so long :p

Yes Marcos is back.

The question of the day Will Arno be able to play on the same way next week ? :confused:

normally i won't hold out hope, but he tends to try harder in france doesn't he? the bet is on :devil:

Via
10-27-2009, 10:56 AM
the answer will be in today tuesday, a night match on centre court. go old little arno.

soulage
10-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Maybe last week was his week :devil: He will play late this evening and he's better in the afternoon :lol:

Kezzi
10-27-2009, 09:05 PM
Already 4-0 for Arno!
Allez! :bounce:

Kezzi
10-27-2009, 09:18 PM
First set 6-1 for Arnooo! :woohoo:

Kezzi
10-27-2009, 09:59 PM
And second set 6-3! :bounce:

soulage
10-27-2009, 10:01 PM
There were no stream but apparently it was a poor match, Hernandez has a back injury. Well we don't care it's a win :) but Arno has been broken two time in the second set :rolleyes:

Next Benny Becker

Marine
10-27-2009, 10:05 PM
The second set was weird to follow. Anyway, a win is a win !!!!!! :bounce:

Benny is not Boris, allez ! :)

Kezzi
10-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Arno lost only once to him in three meetings... at Lyon. :tape:
But that was in 2007, so after that match it will be 4-1 for Arno. :D

soulage
10-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Yes their last meeting in Lyon is a bad memories lost in two tie-break.

On WLT they report few words of arno before the match

Lyon > Clément : "De belles semaines à venir !"

Arnaud Clément semble enfin sortir la tête de l'eau après des mois de galère, comme l'illustre son quart de finale à Stockholm. La Clé fait son entrée, à Lyon, tout à l'heure, face à Oscar Hernandez. Le moral est au beau fixe, comme il l'indique au micro de Sport +.

"Je suis content d’être à Lyon. D'autant plus que j'arrive en confiance et que c'est un tournoi qui me tient à coeur. J'ai vécu des semaines très dures. Quand on arrive aussi bas, on commence à se poser des questions. J'ai toujours tenu le cap en terme d'intensité à l'entrainement mais, une fois en match, le niveau développé n'était jamais à la hauteur. J'espère que cette période est bel et bien finie et que les semaines à venir seront belles ! J'ai des souvenirs exceptionnels ici, ma victoire, il y a 9 ans... A Lyon, le public répond toujours présent."

I'm too tired to translate now lol

Marine
10-27-2009, 10:29 PM
Et moi j'ai la grippe, encore moins la force de taper sur google traduction :p lol

Via
10-28-2009, 01:42 AM
he's moving ever closer to *not* having to play qualie in melbourne... that's all i care about right now! :p

Kezzi
10-28-2009, 09:01 AM
I hope so too! Guess if he doesn't have to play qualies there, it might also be better for qualies in Rotterdam. Since it's 500, qualies last year had better players and less withdrawals overall in the tourney. :p

soulage
10-28-2009, 09:02 AM
he's moving ever closer to *not* having to play qualie in melbourne... that's all i care about right now! :p
He says in the FFT audio that it's his little goal for the end of the year, he will try because he's not so far.
He takes this win even if the end has been strange, he's tired by last week :lol: but he'll try to beat Becker. He takes more pleasure especially in the first set and he feels more confident.

He plays with seb at 7.00 PM against the stockholm winners.

Via
10-28-2009, 11:45 AM
He says in the FFT audio that it's his little goal for the end of the year, he will try because he's not so far.
He takes this win even if the end has been strange, he's tired by last week :lol: but he'll try to beat Becker. He takes more pleasure especially in the first set and he feels more confident.

He plays with seb at 7.00 PM against the stockholm winners.

if he achieves his goal, then i'll be going to the qualies next january without anyone to watch in particular :devil:

for now, he'll have to beat becker to stand a good chance of avoiding me :devil: because there's no guarantee that he'll get in to play basel next week, or paris after that.

so i'll abstain from cheering on thursday :devil::devil::devil:

Kezzi
10-28-2009, 05:08 PM
Looks like it's going to be a late doubles match, Seb made it into a third set. :)

Marine
10-28-2009, 08:25 PM
eh eh, they WON :D 6/4 7/6

The only time when I saw them playing together is in Lyon. :D:D

Kezzi
10-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Yay! :bounce: :banana: :woohoo:
I've never seen them play together, I hope they will in Rotterdam! :D (Being very optimistic here :p )

kukka
10-29-2009, 12:41 PM
:woohoo: Well done Arnaud & Seb! :hug:

Elina

higherlaw
10-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Believe it or not, I am here, and I am reporting that Arnaud has won his first set v. Becker 64.

higherlaw
10-29-2009, 06:29 PM
He wins! 64 63. :dance:

Kezzi
10-29-2009, 06:31 PM
Yay! :bounce:

edit: I actually posted the end result, but my internet is slower than higher law's :lol: (First I typed Irina, I totally confuse usernames with the person behind it sometime :o )

soulage
10-29-2009, 07:07 PM
There were no streaming :o but as they didn't cut the video we could follow the match with the video on the roof :lol: very strange but from what i saw Arno did less faults than Becker who made a lot. Arno made also some nice points at the volley very well touched. The first set decided the match before it was very close. We heard him speaking to the speaker at the end and he was very happy :) found his game more solid and thanked the crowd for the cheering because it's true we heard them cheering Arno all the match.

In the FFT audio http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2009/?ID=5537 you can listen him smile. He's happy and a little story about the black shirts of last weeks it's because it was more close of his state of mind lol now it's a mix a flashy coulours and black. Today he started in yellow and finished in black.

Marine
10-29-2009, 08:24 PM
And tomorrow he won't wear all black clothes, he added.

I am very happy for him. That's not a win over Jo, but it's a good win !
And yes soulage, we can "hear" him smile , I like that. :)

kukka
10-29-2009, 09:08 PM
:woohoo: Arnaud! :hearts:

:bounce: Arnaud & Seb! :hug:

Elina :D

soulage
10-29-2009, 09:09 PM
Jo destroyed Oli this evening. The powerful against the dwarf this is too much :lol: They played at 7.00 PM tomorrow.

The semi-final of Seb & Arno will be Saturday it means that Arno won't play next week and for the AO MD it should remain only Bercy Qualies if he had a WC.

Marine
10-29-2009, 09:13 PM
The semi-final of Seb & Arno will be Saturday it means that Arno won't play next week and for the AO MD it should remain only Bercy Qualies if he had a WC.

It should mean I have to go to the qualies...? lol (with flu ? Not a great idea)
I remember the last year, it was not a great match, but funny to watch.

soulage
10-30-2009, 09:02 AM
Your flu doesn't leave you ?

An interview in the local press http://www.lyonplus.com/fr/article/2139018,1762/Chaque-match-m-excite.html

Arnaud Clément nage dans le bonheur. Il y a deux semaines, l'Aixois restait sur une série désastreuse de treize matchs perdus pour un seul gagné. Puis il a disputé, et passé, les qualifications du tournoi de Stockholm, où il a atteint les quarts de finale (seulement battu par le futur vainqueur Marcos Baghdatis). Que dire de son moral, alors que le 119e joueur mondial s'est encore qualifié hier pour les quarts à Lyon ? Qu'il est au beau fixe, tout simplement.

Arnaud, vous qui aimez les tenues colorées, on vous a vu porter des chemises noires peut-être pour la première fois de votre carrière depuis quelques semaines. Une signification particulière ?
C'est vrai que c'est rare que je joue en noir. C'est allé un peu avec mon moral, avec la manière dont je jouais ces derniers temps. J'ai mis quelques chemises noires dans mon sac la semaine dernière, pour essayer.
Et vous enchaînez ici votre deuxième quart de suite. Une telle série doit vous ravir...
La semaine dernière, j'étais le seul Français à Stockholm, avec Florent Serra et son coach. Ces victoires, notamment en qualifs où j'ai fait des rencontres très accrochées, m'ont fait du bien. Il a fallu réapprendre à sortir du court après avoir gagné la balle de match. Mais bien jouer la semaine suivante en France, devant mes parents, là où j'ai gagné mon premier titre, ça fait encore plus plaisir.
Comment avez-vous vécu ce match aujourd'hui ?
J'ai fait un très bon match, j'étais très concentré, en plus face à Benjamin Becker qui m'avait déjà battu ici (NDLR : en 2007). J'ai été plus constant que lui, ce qui était une base de mon jeu quand je jouais bien -courir et faire peu de fautes. C'est bon de faire une partie de ce niveau en France, dans cette salle que j'adore.
Qu'est-ce qui vous a manqué ces derniers mois pour jouer ainsi ?
(Il montre la poche de glace qu'il presse contre son coude droit) Si physiquement je ne suis pas au top, mon jeu se dégrade rapidement. Ces dernières semaines, j'ai beaucoup travaillé ma vitesse, ce que je ne faisais que très peu avant. J'ai perdu de la vélocité. Car au grand âge qui est le mien (31 ans), on perd plus vite et on récupère moins bien.
Votre prochain adversaire, c'est Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Votre sentiment ?
C'est un bulldozer, pas facile à contrer... Contre Jo, ce sera encore un autre niveau qu'aujourd'hui (hier). Ce sera intéressant de voir jusqu'où je peux aller contre un gars de ce calibre. Mais de toute façon chaque match m'excite et est très important pour moi maintenant : chaque partie est qualificative pour le tableau final de l'Open d'Australie, c'est mon objectif. Je profite surtout de tout quand je suis sur le court en ce moment. Je vais tellement mieux que ces derniers mois... J'ai l'impression d'être tout frais en cette fin de saison !


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Kezzi
10-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Get well soon Marine! :hug:

I had a really bad cold in Mons, I was afraid they wouldn't let me in at the tournament, because they might think I have h1n1. :p

soulage
10-30-2009, 12:33 PM
To sum up the article. It's a huge huge pleasure for him because it's in france in front of his parents where he won his first title and because he's happy to play so solid. He seems very happy. He explains that with his age he had lost his natural speed and his velocity that's why in the last weeks he has worked on that with specifical speed sessions.
He had ice on his elbow during that press conference but he says that he feels fresh and he's very excited to play against Jo even it's a buldozer tough to return. He repeats that he has the goal to make the MD for AO.

Via
10-30-2009, 01:28 PM
It should mean I have to go to the qualies...? lol (with flu ? Not a great idea)
I remember the last year, it was not a great match, but funny to watch.

:hug: get well soon (no wonder you seem to have more time online lately :p)

Get well soon Marine! :hug:

I had a really bad cold in Mons, I was afraid they wouldn't let me in at the tournament, because they might think I have h1n1. :p

don't you wear face masks in europe? i know it attracts attention but at least you're 'safe' to be around. it's all the rage in east asia.

To sum up the article. It's a huge huge pleasure for him because it's in france in front of his parents where he won his first title and because he's happy to play so solid. He seems very happy. He explains that with his age he had lost his natural speed and his velocity that's why in the last weeks he has worked on that with specifical speed sessions.
He had ice on his elbow during that press conference but he says that he feels fresh and he's very excited to play against Jo even it's a buldozer tough to return. He repeats that he has the goal to make the MD for AO.

he's likely to be another (dwarf) victim of Jo's, but who knows, maybe he gets lucky. one more round and he's pretty much into AO's draw, but this is the biggest hurdle.

soulage
10-30-2009, 04:27 PM
The video of the press conference yesterday http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaz7eb_interview-clement-2-tour_sport Impressiv hair style lol

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 06:12 PM
don't you wear face masks in europe? i know it attracts attention but at least you're 'safe' to be around. it's all the rage in east asia.
No, we all get warned that we should was our hands frequently and call the doctor instead of visiting if you think you have it, but that's it. I'm not afraid of it either, I think they're making too much out of it, all the media attention only scares people.

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 07:03 PM
Commentator said Arno played the shot of the day. :p
A backhand cross past Tsonga at the net. :D

Marine
10-30-2009, 07:07 PM
I'm watching... he lost the first set 5/7 but plays very well !

soulage
10-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Lost 5/7, it's a pity because Arno resisted very well and played some impressiv defense shots but the powerful of Jo gives him the advantage. I don't how Arno will react after losing that set.

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 07:28 PM
He's still fighting :)
Allez!! :bounce:

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 07:44 PM
anyone know a live stream that might work for me? tlm.fr does not work and tennislive.tv is trying to work but not working....bet365 no good either :-(

Marine
10-30-2009, 07:46 PM
Sorry I dunno, I'm watching at tv.

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 07:53 PM
Sorry I dunno, I'm watching at tv.

ok, thanks. Seems as though it's an exciting match!

Sorry you're sick...

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm watching http://nl.justin.tv/amex400/popout
Works well for me, found it through the link Soulage posted here before for another match. :)

soulage
10-30-2009, 07:57 PM
How hard he has to work to have this set :eek: but it's a good battle to watch.

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 07:58 PM
I'm watching http://nl.justin.tv/amex400/popout
Works well for me, found it through the link Soulage posted here before for another match. :)

omg it works!! and just in time for me to see Arnaud shirtless! Parfait!:worship: Thanks.

Marine
10-30-2009, 07:59 PM
second set ARNAUD 6/4 :worship:

Jo hasn't played well, making so many faults, he's not really zen, contrary to Arnaud ! Yes yes arnaud is concentrated, calm. I loved his serve/voley on second ball in the last game ! lol
(Jo quel bourrin desfois...)

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 08:11 PM
Where does this Arno suddenly come from? :eek: :worship:

Marine
10-30-2009, 08:22 PM
Jo still is in the match thanks to his aces ! Arnaud playes better...

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 08:31 PM
I was thinking exactly the same! If there were no aces allowed the score would look very different.

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 08:32 PM
Where does this Arno suddenly come from? :eek: :worship:

Maybe it's all of our collective good thoughts which are pushing him along! :angel:

soulage
10-30-2009, 08:34 PM
What a battle, a lot of tension. Jo and his serves it's frustrating :rolleyes:

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 08:40 PM
Maybe it's all of our collective good thoughts which are pushing him along! :angel:
I hope so, ALLEZ! :bounce:

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 08:45 PM
Phew, stream is back... Showed some website right before the tie-break. :scared:

Allez Arnooo! :bounce:

soulage
10-30-2009, 09:03 PM
What a match :eek: Great, suspens,tension :worship:

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 09:04 PM
:woohoo: :bounce: :banana: :dance:
Wow, that was nerve-wracking at the end! :eek:
Arnooo! :worship: :worship: :worship:

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 09:04 PM
Amazing!

Marine
10-30-2009, 09:05 PM
OMG...HE WON :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

I can't believe it !!
Until the last point, I never trust in his win, I was thinking "ohh good, he will have got match points, great" LOL

His smile on his chair was just :hearts::hearts:

After all the critics, I'm proud of him today. Really !

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 09:06 PM
I didn't trust it when Jo got mp, because I expected him to hit an ace. :p
I'm beyond happy now! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

soulage
10-30-2009, 09:09 PM
27 aces by Jo, 5 by arno but the win. Great quality of returns and helped by the UE of Jo like on his MP.

He will be burned out tomorrow i think lol

Marine
10-30-2009, 09:09 PM
Today, arnaud it was "Little Boudha" :lol:
And Jo was..Arnaud (but never mean, always smiling I must admit).

Arnaud played very well, and I liked his volleys especially.

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 09:10 PM
27 aces by Jo, 5 by arno but the win. Great quality of returns and helped by the UE of Jo like on his MP.

He will be burned out tomorrow i think lol

He's 2-7 v. Ljubicic. He hasn't beaten him since 2004.

Marine
10-30-2009, 09:11 PM
Not easy for the crowd when 2 frenchies play each other, and I thought Jo would be more cheered, it was not the case ! Arnaud was very supported from the beginning to the end. I think Jo's aces are a bit boring for the crowd sometimes, even if the crowd loovves him a lot.
Arnaud was more subtil.

Hangdog
10-30-2009, 09:12 PM
So many emotional yellow balls :bounce: :lol:

What a fantastic match, congratulations to everybody! I haven't seen the entire match, but from what I've managed to watch it was definitely the match of the year so far :worship:

And Arnaud's smile in the end says it all :D

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8840/arnowins.jpg

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 09:16 PM
Thanks for capturing it. :)

I also thought it was funny how they showed Jo's family (?) and all the time they reacted the opposite as Arno's father. :p

Marine
10-30-2009, 09:46 PM
The commentaros were talking about his father, comparing him to Bruno (I dunno exactly what they said because I was doing something else at this moment) and said "bruno, who was here yesterday to see his player David guez" ????!!!! He was there for his player, and not for his brother today !!! :rolleyes:

Well, there was Seb, they showed him several times :D He was smiling and happy.

Truc
10-30-2009, 09:48 PM
I only saw the 3rd set, but it was an unbelievable performance from Arnaud! :eek:
Really happy for him and for you guys after what you went through.

Does the VOD service of tennislive.tv work abroad? They should have the match on demand soon if somebody has missed it - or wants to rewatch it.

Marine
10-30-2009, 09:56 PM
I hope I can see the match on the web tomorrow, cos I won't have sport+ :mad:

I dunno wether if we can be proud of ourself, we have critized him soo much for the past few weeks... ("why does he still play this year ?? he should stop !!" lol)

Que dire: he was right and we were wrong. :worship:

higherlaw
10-30-2009, 09:58 PM
I only saw the 3rd set, but it was an unbelievable performance from Arnaud! :eek:
Really happy for him and for you guys after what you went through.

Does the VOD service of tennislive.tv work abroad? They should have the match on demand soon if somebody has missed it - or wants to rewatch it.

Works on demand for me, but not live. Oh, but is it only on demand?

soulage
10-30-2009, 10:03 PM
I also thought it was funny how they showed Jo's family (?) and all the time they reacted the opposite as Arno's father. :p
At the end we saw a bit arno's mother who was jumping lol or maybe it wasn't her but someone who likes like her :confused: Anyway they were happy for him and he answered by a big smile.

Tennislive.Tv works abroad at least in france.

Marine
10-30-2009, 10:12 PM
At the end we saw a bit arno's mother who was jumping lol or maybe it wasn't her but someone who likes like her :confused: Anyway they were happy for him and he answered by a big smile.

Tennislive.Tv works abroad at least in france.

C'est le principal :lol:
ohh ok i'm bad :devil:


His mother...always hidden somewhere at the opposite of the family's box. I'd like to understand soulage, pas toi ? lol
On a pic of mika's match I think it was her yersterday.
But today I didn't see her. They only show Jo's parents and sister, and a bit Henri Clement. (Le plan était toujours bizarre, comme s'ils faisaient expres de couper toutes les personnes assises à à gauche, mais bon c'est moi qui dois trop penser lol)

Marine
10-30-2009, 10:17 PM
"Si j'ai douté de pouvoir rejouer à ce niveau ? Je doute même de pouvoir rejouer comme ça demain..." :lol:
Signé Arnaud Clément

He's modest. And honnest !

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 10:27 PM
The commentaros were talking about his father, comparing him to Bruno (I dunno exactly what they said because I was doing something else at this moment) and said "bruno, who was here yesterday to see his player David guez" ????!!!! He was there for his player, and not for his brother today !!! :rolleyes:

Well, there was Seb, they showed him several times :D He was smiling and happy.
Maybe Bruno didn't have time today, but I'm sure he was sending even more positive vibes to him than we did. :)

I liked that they showed him so much, it's good to see Seb is back and happy. :) And I saw Mika once too.

Truc
10-30-2009, 10:27 PM
Works on demand for me, but not live. Oh, but is it only on demand?There is a livestream too (really good quality), but it works only in Germany.
Good to know that the videos on demand of Lyon work abroad, thanks.

soulage
10-30-2009, 10:33 PM
The audio FFT doesn't work

Lyon > Clément : "un kiff absolu"
Par Pauline Dahlem, vendredi 30 octobre 2009 à 23:13
C'est un Arnaud Clément extrêmement ému qui s'est présenté en conférence de presse. L'Aixois est longuement revenu sur sa splendide performance du jour en quarts de finale du GPTL (victoire face à Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7/5 4/6 7/6 (10-8)). Extraits.
Peux-tu nous résumer en quelques mots ton état d'esprit du moment ?
Tu rentres sur le court, tu ne t'attends pas à jouer comme ça. Tu gardes ta concentration, tu gagnes le match, t'es encore en course, t'es en demie d'un tournoi... (Ses yeux rougissent) Et puis tu es qualifié pour le grand tableau de l'Australian Open, tu bats un top 10. C'est un kiff absolu.
Qu'est-ce que tu te dis quand il te remonte de 5-1 à 5 partout dans le tie-break du troisième ?
Je fais deux erreurs nulles à 5-3, et là je me dis : "Ca fait 2h40 que tu es sur le court, tu ne peux pas couler le match comme ça !". A la fin quand je gagne c'est un soulagement. Parce que je me dis qu'après avoir mené autant dans le jeu décisif, si j'avais perdu le match...
Est-ce que peux tu peux dater la dernière fois où tu as aussi bien joué ?
Hummm... C'est dur à dire. Peut-être Wimbledon 2008 où j'avais un niveau solide. (Ndlr, Clément avait atteint les quarts de finale). Aujourd'hui mes intentions de jeu étaient parfaites, j'étais détendu, concentré. A part au tie-break où le bras s'est un peu tendu ! (Rires)
Ton niveau de jeu du jour est-il comparable à celui de l'Australian en 2001 ?
En 2001, j'avais un physique bien supérieur à celui que j'ai aujourd'hui. Mais tennistiquement, je ne suis pas si loin de mon niveau à cette période.
C'est un aboutissement ce résultat ?
Il y a 15 jours, je ne pensais pas une seconde que c'était possible de rejouer comme ça. J'étais 143ème mondial, je prenais 2 et 0 en premier tour de match de qualifs, j'étais nul. Je vais me lancer un peu des fleurs là, mais je dois dire que je n'ai jamais baissé d'intensité, j'ai eu le mérite de me battre. Et c'est finalement dans ces moments où je suis au plus mal que je puise une motivation énorme. Je n'accepte pas de rester à ce niveau. Aujourd'hui la manière dont je me suis accroché dans ces moments durs est une réelle fierté

Kezzi
10-30-2009, 10:33 PM
C'est le principal :lol:
ohh ok i'm bad :devil:


His mother...always hidden somewhere at the opposite of the family's box. I'd like to understand soulage, pas toi ? lol
On a pic of mika's match I think it was her yersterday.
But today I didn't see her. They only show Jo's parents and sister, and a bit Henri Clement. (Le plan était toujours bizarre, comme s'ils faisaient expres de couper toutes les personnes assises à à gauche, mais bon c'est moi qui dois trop penser lol)
I don't know how his mother looks. :tape:
That's funny, I would like to understand too. Maybe because she gets really nervous and rather wants to sit next to strangers so she's obliged to keep her nerves? :p
I read somewhere Seb's father gets so nervous he barely goes to matches. (That's why I didn't instantly realise it was him when I sat next to him in Rosmalen a few years ago. Usually I try to avoid the places too close to the players relatives :p He's a very nice man btw :))

Marine
10-30-2009, 10:37 PM
I liked that they showed him so much, it's good to see Seb is back and happy. :) And I saw Mika once too.

Speaking of Mika...lol...today he organised a wine degustation in the lockers room with all the staff, you know, in Lyon it's at home, it's a family atmosphere, everybody knows everybody..well mika even went to the cabin of sport+ with the commentators during the match with his wife, all happy, as usually, joking and making taste some wine to Lionel Roux (former player) :lol:

Marine
10-30-2009, 10:44 PM
The audio FFT doesn't work

Oh yeah he can be proud ! And throw himself some flowers too ! lol
He never said "ok I stop that's too pathetic this year". Not like us. lol

And yess, in the tie break, I would have killed him at 5/1 (I think) , his cr... passing in Jo's racket (au lieu de croiserrrrrrrrrrr !!!).

Marine
10-31-2009, 12:38 AM
:hug: get well soon (no wonder you seem to have more time online lately :p)

Thank you.
I have nothing else to do, yes, I spend all my time on the web, even at night, cos of insomnia. lol



don't you wear face masks in europe? i know it attracts attention but at least you're 'safe' to be around. it's all the rage in east asia.
Well, we can meet some rare people wearing a mask in the street, like 1 /day.
I don't go outside. And I don't know if I've got the famous flu. I'm sick, that's all I can say. But it's ok.

Marine
10-31-2009, 12:59 AM
Le programme de Lyon :

À partir de 14h00 (2.pm)

Arnaud Clément (FRA/WC) - Ivan Ljubicic (CRO/n°3) 2-7

Suivi de

Michaël Llodra (FRA/WC) - Gilles Simon (FRA/n°2) 3-1

Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - Arnaud Clément (FRA)/Sébastien Grosjean (FRA)

arnaud/ljubicic... they will hate each other at the end of the day :p

higherlaw
10-31-2009, 01:14 AM
Le programme de Lyon :

À partir de 14h00 (2.pm)

Arnaud Clément (FRA/WC) - Ivan Ljubicic (CRO/n°3) 2-7

Suivi de

Michaël Llodra (FRA/WC) - Gilles Simon (FRA/n°2) 3-1

Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - Arnaud Clément (FRA)/Sébastien Grosjean (FRA)

arnaud/ljubicic... they will hate each other at the end of the day :p

Thanks for the OOP. I hope to see it on ESPN360 tomorrow.

You should go to sleep so that you have the energy to send Arnaud (and Seb) good vibes tomorrow!:zzz::zzz:

Via
10-31-2009, 01:43 AM
well well.... arnaud goes on fire at the end of the season, to prove all critics - and fans wrong! and that damn Via who's already booked her trip to see the qualies in melbourne! :fiery: lol

congrats little man, this tournament is starting to look like yours, just look at saturday's itinerary :worship:

but as a persistant pessimist... i have to wonder if he only gets motivation when at home, and surrounded by good friends and family?? can't he find a way to work harder when away, and even alone? we're not totally wrong when we criticised him, he might be hurt but his mind was hopeless.

ok now that he's got all the points he probably needs for melbourne, and my trip is pretty much dead... i wish him all the best with ljubo, hopefully they both have tired old legs (so things are equal except for that head-to-head) :devil:

Via
10-31-2009, 01:49 AM
Thank you.
I have nothing else to do, yes, I spend all my time on the web, even at night, cos of insomnia. lol



Well, we can meet some rare people wearing a mask in the street, like 1 /day.
I don't go outside. And I don't know if I've got the famous flu. I'm sick, that's all I can say. But it's ok.

:topic: if you don't have very high fever (which is a symptom of the famous flu) and you don't look like you do if you can go online, you're probably ok. but still you need to rest more ;)

kukka
10-31-2009, 07:49 AM
Fantastic win from Arnaud last night! :D He'll have a super day today. :worship:

Elina

soulage
10-31-2009, 10:19 AM
and that damn Via who's already booked her trip to see the qualies in melbourne! :fiery: lol
Arno is not reliable 2 weeks ago we were right and now we are wrong lol

I just read in l'equipe that Arno returns a 216 km/h serve of jo at 8-8 in the tie-break :eek: I didn't realise it was so fast.


I think Ljubo is in a very good form but it would be good to win at least on of the two matches he has today.

Marine
10-31-2009, 01:16 PM
Tennislive doesn't work !!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Via
10-31-2009, 01:41 PM
just arrived and ljubo is serving out the first set :(

no other stream?

Marine
10-31-2009, 01:45 PM
He said before the match he's not slept before 2.30/3.00 am... I think he's burnt physically !

Via
10-31-2009, 01:55 PM
ljubo should look like a teen next to him if he didn't even have enough sleep.

Hangdog
10-31-2009, 01:59 PM
You can watch it here http://fr.justin.tv/amex400/. He wore that awful yellow shirt in the first set, then he changed it to black, but it doesn't seem to help a lot.
He said before the match he's not slept before 2.30/3.00 am... I think he's burnt physically !
I believe it's not a good idea to annoy players with questions before the match... Though it's not surprising that he couldn't sleep, he was probably worn out both physically and mentally with a long match like that and all those match points.

Via
10-31-2009, 02:05 PM
You can watch it here http://fr.justin.tv/amex400/. He wore that awful yellow shirt in the first set, then he changed it to black, but it doesn't seem to help a lot.

I believe it's not a good idea to annoy players with questions before the match... Though it's not surprising that he couldn't sleep, he was probably worn out both physically and mentally with a long match like that and all those match points.

works!!!! :kiss:

Hangdog
10-31-2009, 02:27 PM
Speaking of Mika...lol...today he organised a wine degustation in the lockers room with all the staff, you know, in Lyon it's at home, it's a family atmosphere, everybody knows everybody..well mika even went to the cabin of sport+ with the commentators during the match with his wife, all happy, as usually, joking and making taste some wine to Lionel Roux (former player) :lol:
Thanks for the story, it's so... Micka! :lol:
well well.... arnaud goes on fire at the end of the season, to prove all critics - and fans wrong! and that damn Via who's already booked her trip to see the qualies in melbourne! :fiery: lol
:awww: Are you going to cancel your qualies trip now? I could give you at least one more name of a little Frenchman who'll be there.

but as a persistant pessimist... i have to wonder if he only gets motivation when at home, and surrounded by good friends and family?? can't he find a way to work harder when away, and even alone? we're not totally wrong when we criticised him, he might be hurt but his mind was hopeless.
That's interesting, I haven't looked at his performance in Lyon from the "home" point. Then it's probably a combination of him feeling better, the pay off of the work he'd done and the home factor.
And as for our criticising, I agree, don't see what's wrong with it. We just were realistic - and Arnaud was good at criticising himself as well :p
:topic: if you don't have very high fever (which is a symptom of the famous flu) and you don't look like you do if you can go online, you're probably ok. but still you need to rest more ;)
You see Marine, everyone says you so! Computertherapy is yet to be proved efficient :p

And thanks a lot for all the countless updates, news, articles, interviews, videos etc. Though I have to admit after having watched too much of live tennis this week I'm a bit lazy to watch through all the Arnaud stuff. But anyway it's nice to see that he is still so popular between medias and gets so much support from the crowd.

Marine
10-31-2009, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the links.

What a poor match of him, just a pity Via you didn't see the good match (yesterday) lol

soulage
10-31-2009, 02:38 PM
I just see the last game :rolls: but i think i'm lucky about that :devil:

It's normal Arno was burned out ;) by yesterday great match and Ljubo it's terrific at the moment. He can be proud of himself anyway.

Via
10-31-2009, 02:39 PM
yes i can imagine... compared to yesterday his game today has come apart :awww:

Marine
10-31-2009, 02:45 PM
I don't want to excuse him, but he was breathing loudly between every point. Tired !
And he plays again in double...

Via
10-31-2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the story, it's so... Micka! :lol:

:awww: Are you going to cancel your qualies trip now? I could give you at least one more name of a little Frenchman who'll be there.

cancelling means no refund as i'm such a cheapskate, i always buy the lowest price offers :apumpkin: (don't know what a pumpkin has to do with this, except tonight is supposed to be halloween hehe)

so who do you suggest i should watch? :devil:

That's interesting, I haven't looked at his performance in Lyon from the "home" point. Then it's probably a combination of him feeling better, the pay off of the work he'd done and the home factor.
And as for our criticising, I agree, don't see what's wrong with it. We just were realistic - and Arnaud was good at criticising himself as well :p

my memory is poor :o and i can't keep track of when he's in good or bad form. but every time he's playing at home, he seems to be in better form. what does that tell you? it must be an important factor.

soulage
10-31-2009, 03:27 PM
Waiting the FFT audio fist reaction on WLT

Arnaud Clément est revenu sur sa défaite en demi-finale du GPTL face à Ivan Ljubicic (6/2 6/4).

"Sincèrement je me sentais bien. Peut-être que j'avais un petit peu moins de jus qu'hier mais ça allait. Par contre je n'ai pas réussi à retrouver le même niveau de jeu qu'hier. En fait le match contre Jo était mon pic de l'année. Mais ma performance du jour était quand même supérieure à 95% de mes matches de la saison en terme de qualité. Et puis Ivan a très très bien joué aussi. Il était proche d'un niveau de top 10. En tout cas cette semaine, voir même quinzaine, reste très positive pour moi. Ca m'a complètement reboosté pour la suite."

He wasn't feeling bad even with less "jus" than yesterday. He thinks that yesterday was the highlight of his year lol but he thinks he played correctly better than during the rest of the season. He's boosted for next things to come :)


Edit = Audio available http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2009/?ID=5541

Next stop Bercy with the qualies i think

Hangdog
10-31-2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the interview :)

I've just noticed that in doubles it's against Ljubicic again :eek: Though his partner is Bolelli, never heard of him as of a good doubles player.
They showed Seb during Arnaud's match and he looked rather fresh and in a good mood.
cancelling means no refund as i'm such a cheapskate, i always buy the lowest price offers :apumpkin: (don't know what a pumpkin has to do with this, except tonight is supposed to be halloween hehe)

so who do you suggest i should watch? :devil:
Well, I guess for me it's a good news that you always buy the lowest price offers lol Nico's ranking should be just fine to let him in as one of the latest direct entries :devil:
Happy Halloween :apumpkin:
my memory is poor :o and i can't keep track of when he's in good or bad form. but every time he's playing at home, he seems to be in better form. what does that tell you? it must be an important factor.
It doesn't tell me anything special, it's just that yesterday when I was thinking about Arnaud's epic match he pulled out of blue, I missed the fact that he was playing in front of his friends and family. I mean that he's played quite a few tournaments in France lately, and it didn't seem to improve his playing form. But this week maybe it was just the right timing: he told that his elbow was feeling better, he mentioned that he knew about his problem and was working on it, he had a lot of support, was playing in doubles with his best friend etc. It's just that I was a bit shocked to see him playing that well and being that confident yesterday after all those previous pathetic performances, so I tried to furuge out where it could come from.

EDIT: I love his "Well, listen, looking at my performances yesterday and today you'll say "Oh yes, he certainly played a way worse than yesterday", but comparing my today's match to all my performances this year I'd say that today I played better than in 95% of other matches" from the audio interview. He is absolutely right :)

Kezzi
10-31-2009, 04:25 PM
I'm happy Arno is feeling better and also playing well, it's good to end the season. Think he'll see the new year a lot more positive.
It sure will help his family and friends are there, especially Seb. After such a long time of injury, I would also be glad to have my best friend back. Let's hope hey win in doubles, I've seen Bolelli play doubles in Dusseldorf, but that was with Starace. Don't remember if they played well tho... But that is different, he's not playing for his country with another Italian. I think Arno and Seb are maybe a better team, because they know eachother so well.
Would they show the match on livestream? It still works for the Gilles - Mika match, but for doubles? I'm watching the justin.tv one.

Kezzi
10-31-2009, 04:33 PM
I got the message from my stream that they've reached the maximum amount of streams for my country and in order to watch I have to purchase a premium account. :(

It works when I open it again... :)

I tried registering at bet365, but NL isn't listed in the list of countries. :scratch:
Almost the whole world can register, except Dutchies... :sad:

Kezzi
10-31-2009, 06:22 PM
Seb & Arno won! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
6-3, 6-4.
Wow, I'd love to watch that match tomorrow, 4 of my faves... But I'll still root a little more for smallest team. :)

soulage
11-01-2009, 08:09 AM
http://free0.hiboox.com/images/4409/d7d952ce8c48a89e429d5461e61d245d.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/eq111,d7d952ce8c48a89e429d5461e61d245d.jpg.html)


He says he's again a tennis player. He will take 2 or 3 days of rest and will wait to see if he receives a WC for the Bercy Qualies but he's happy to have again sensations on court. He's happy of the GS goal who is still alive. If he had continues to go down in the ranking he could have decide to skip january to work his fitness.


I looked on the ranking and he should be #94 next week so for the AO MD it's OK for the moment but it remains some challengers for many players so he's not totally sure for the #100 even if it seems in a good way.

Via
11-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Well, I guess for me it's a good news that you always buy the lowest price offers lol Nico's ranking should be just fine to let him in as one of the latest direct entries :devil:
Happy Halloween :apumpkin:
so then there isn't anyone i know in the qualies? :sad:

It doesn't tell me anything special, it's just that yesterday when I was thinking about Arnaud's epic match he pulled out of blue, I missed the fact that he was playing in front of his friends and family. I mean that he's played quite a few tournaments in France lately, and it didn't seem to improve his playing form. But this week maybe it was just the right timing: he told that his elbow was feeling better, he mentioned that he knew about his problem and was working on it, he had a lot of support, was playing in doubles with his best friend etc. It's just that I was a bit shocked to see him playing that well and being that confident yesterday after all those previous pathetic performances, so I tried to furuge out where it could come from.

EDIT: I love his "Well, listen, looking at my performances yesterday and today you'll say "Oh yes, he certainly played a way worse than yesterday", but comparing my today's match to all my performances this year I'd say that today I played better than in 95% of other matches" from the audio interview. He is absolutely right :)

ok let's conclude that it was all the forces in the universe that had come together for him. otherwise, to think that he's sucked the entire few months if not the year, and now back with great performances here... and of course the stars shine brightest for him at lyon ;)

i agree that he's absolutely right too. didn't he just a while ago lose to some unknown at a first round challenger match? lol

I got the message from my stream that they've reached the maximum amount of streams for my country and in order to watch I have to purchase a premium account. :(

It works when I open it again... :)

I tried registering at bet365, but NL isn't listed in the list of countries. :scratch:
Almost the whole world can register, except Dutchies... :sad:

yeah i remember my sister switching around different streams when we were watching the shanghai masters in taiwan... she never pays for any account either.



He says he's again a tennis player. He will take 2 or 3 days of rest and will wait to see if he receives a WC for the Bercy Qualies but he's happy to have again sensations on court. He's happy of the GS goal who is still alive. If he had continues to go down in the ranking he could have decide to skip january to work his fitness.

I looked on the ranking and he should be #94 next week so for the AO MD it's OK for the moment but it remains some challengers for many players so he's not totally sure for the #100 even if it seems in a good way.

thanks for the update/translation. they don't get many points in challengers now (since this year), do they? the top#100 position should be pretty safe, let's hope.

Via
11-01-2009, 11:47 AM
while i was reading and laughing over andre's wig... the passing pote pair had lost the doubles final. not too surprising but a bit sorry that they didn't come away with some trophy for the mighty effort this week.

soulage
11-01-2009, 03:11 PM
thanks for the update/translation. they don't get many points in challengers now (since this year), do they? the top#100 position should be pretty safe, let's hope.
Some players are just few points behind him and there are some big challenger like Brastislava who give many points. This week 2 challenger give 100 points for the winner while their field are very poor so it's a good opportunity for the high ranking guys in the draw.



It's a pity for the second loss in a row in doubles finals :sad: but i'm sure they take pleasure during that week playing together after a long time without doing it :D.

No we have to wait for the QWC but i hope he will have it :)

Marine
11-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Dommage ! But not surprised.
When Arnaud doesn't play with mika, the only other player I accept (lol) is Seb. Of course.
Good luck for Bercy. I think he'll have wildcard. But other players deserve it too. So.. wait and see.

Marine
11-03-2009, 03:53 PM
The organisaters of Bercy gave a wildcard to Safin, Seb and Mika.
Safin and Seb because they're former winners. Mika because of his final in Lyon.
So Arnaud will have to play the qualies.

Via
11-04-2009, 12:44 AM
safin is truly a global darling... he gets wildcards in beijing, in paris... are we sure there aren't any other former winners who need one? :p

i don't mind arno playing qualies, he's still a little lacking in exercise lol though he probably thinks otherwise.