**** South American Season 2010 **** [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

**** South American Season 2010 ****

Pages : [1] 2 3 4

ImmzB
01-19-2010, 03:50 PM
After Gasquet lost in the 1st Round, he is next to play in Movistar Open with that being his 1st Tournament in South America.

I hope Gasquet has a good South American Clay Season.

01/02/2010 - Week 5: Movistar Open, Chile (Clay)
08/02/2010 - Week 6: Costa do Sauipe, Brazil (Clay)
14/02/2010 - Week 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Clay)
21/02/2010 - Week 8: Acapulco, Mexico (Clay)

ImmzB
01-19-2010, 03:58 PM
Any-1 who doesnt know who will be in Santiago, here the Entry List:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=155369

Gasquetno.1
01-19-2010, 04:06 PM
Yep good plan, let's quickly move on :)

ImmzB
01-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Yep good plan, let's quickly move on :)

Thanks,

BUT THE DEFEAT:mad::mad::mad:

Gasquetno.1
01-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Don't bring that up in this thread !! :lol:

I'm sure he'll win a few of these clay court tournaments because he's standing even further back than ever these days, he sometimes can't even reach the shots and spoons it up !

Kournikovaism
01-19-2010, 05:04 PM
Yes lets move on :) :)

ImmzB
01-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Allez Gasquet!!!!!

acd692
01-19-2010, 09:08 PM
good luck:) and maybe i will see him in acapulco! i hope i cant get tickets

*MJP*
01-19-2010, 11:34 PM
Yes moving on is a great idea! Allez Richie! Bring on South America:bigclap:

Kournikovaism
01-21-2010, 01:08 AM
I have always been attracted to South America, I dunno if its the beautiful people or the underlying Socialism that exists there. :angel:

case
01-21-2010, 03:44 AM
I have always been attracted to South America, I dunno if its the beautiful people or the underlying Socialism that exists there. :angel:

second that. it is also the home of the Inca. my favorite civilization

as for the entry list gasquet should get a great draw no matter who he gets. not really a great field.
i am looking for a final here.

Gasquet maniac
01-22-2010, 04:33 AM
So sad that he lost..Thought that he will wrapped it up in 4 sets after watching him won the first 2 sets..So disappointed.. Hoping that he will at at least win a tournament soon...QOUTED:I'm sure he'll win a few of these clay court tournaments..Why did u said that? does clay courts suit him well these days?

Gasquetno.1
01-22-2010, 02:28 PM
So sad that he lost..Thought that he will wrapped it up in 4 sets after watching him won the first 2 sets..So disappointed.. Hoping that he will at at least win a tournament soon...QOUTED:I'm sure he'll win a few of these clay court tournaments..Why did u said that? does clay courts suit him well these days?

I was sort of being ironic about how far back he stands :) But i guess it does, he's always suited clay really, he was brought up on it wasn't he?

Cloudygirl
01-22-2010, 07:56 PM
second that. it is also the home of the Inca. my favorite civilization

as for the entry list gasquet should get a great draw no matter who he gets. not really a great field.
i am looking for a final here.

are you serious??

1 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
2 Haas, Tommy GER 18
3 Monaco, Juan ARG 30
4 Montañes, Albert ESP 31
5 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 36
6 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 45
7 Cuevas, Pablo URU 50
8 Acasuso, Jose ARG 51
9 Gasquet, Richard FRA 52
10 Greul, Simon GER 59
11 Starace, Potito ITA 62
12 Hernandez, Oscar ESP 70
13 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 73
14 Luczak, Peter AUS 77
15 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 84
16 Daniel, Marcos BRA 87
17 Granollers, Marcel ESP 91
18 Lapentti, Nicolas ECU 97
19 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 99
20 Kubot, Lukasz POL 101
21 Ventura, Santiago ESP 109
22 Massu, Nicolas CHI 112
23 Kim, Kevin USA 117

that is actually a pretty tough field. Littered with clay specialists.

case
01-22-2010, 08:59 PM
are you serious??

1 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 11
2 Haas, Tommy GER 18....


that is actually a pretty tough field. Littered with clay specialists.


yeah i thought i was:D

after those two that i left from your post the rest are all fodder for gasquet;)
gasquet will win this:cool:

Cloudygirl
01-22-2010, 09:01 PM
well you guys can laugh at me when I'm wrong but I think he'll find it tough. The other south american tournies have weaker fields though so I'm hoping he will gain lots of confidence.

I don't fancy his chances against Monaco on clay for one. Pretty match though.

Keijan
01-22-2010, 09:48 PM
I think he'll find it tough

I agree. Monaco, Montanes, Bellucci, Starace, Hernandez, Chela, Granollers, Acasuso... I could go on for 75% of the field :lol:, they are clay specialists, used to play in South America, they're home for most of them. Richie is not going to go through the draw unscarred. But it's good, it's giving him a change, he'll probably meet with his probable coach there too so it could be the beginning of a new Richie, reconstructing himself. Let's wait and see, without expecting him to win every single tournament he takes part in ;)

Puschkin
01-23-2010, 02:17 AM
Monaco, Montanes, Bellucci, Starace, Hernandez, Chela, Granollers, Acasuso... I could go on for 75% of the field :lol:, they are clay specialists, used to play in South America, they're home for most of them.
I agree, these guys are no cakewalk on home-soil.

Let's wait and see, without expecting him to win every single tournament he takes part in ;)
I really hope not. :lol: If so, he'd be dead when Mone Carlo arrives which is the most important tournament, because I will be there. ;)

:topic: Youzhny pulled out of the AO. :devil:

acd692
01-23-2010, 03:09 AM
:topic: Youzhny pulled out of the AO. :devil:

i know.. too late:mad:

Schu
01-23-2010, 03:28 AM
well you guys can laugh at me when I'm wrong but I think he'll find it tough.

I don't fancy his chances against Monaco on clay for one. Pretty match though.

Agree - even those at the bottom of the list could present a challenge for Richie on clay. But a long time ago didn't he do a clay court challenger swing and win a few? Maybe he's going back to the good old days.

February is really going to be interesting. It's almost like he is trying to remake himself - a month in South America when he hasn't been there in years, no cap on his head, potential of a non-French coach - is there a message there? Whatever it is I hope this is the right formula to getting Richie to the Top 10 again. I LOVE clay court matches so I hope I get to see him LOTS in February.

reggie1
01-23-2010, 09:27 AM
I thought exactly the same Shu, he's gone all Madonna like on us , reinvention!! :lol:

Keijan
01-23-2010, 10:14 AM
I think he's very right to cut the umbilical cord with the French Federation, like Monfils did last year. The system just doesn't suit them anymore. It takes some guts to do so and accept to listen a whole new different speech but it can only make him richer.


If so, he'd be dead when Mone Carlo arrives which is the most important tournament, because I will be there.

Wow, that's cool ! Monaco is the theater of his first big break-through, since we're having a reborn Richie, you might be the witness of something very interesting ;)

For myself, I'll be going to the DC tie against Germany in March, so I expect him to be part of the team as well :D

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 10:17 AM
will he be in the Davis Cup side do you think?

I suppose if Gilles isn't playing which is likely, Tsonga and Monfils seem to take it in turns to be injured, Chardy's on a a slump so it's very possible.

I hope he's not playing doubs with Llodra though, that just didn't seem to work to me.

What surface would DC be on? Just wondering as he will be playing on clay up until March.

heehee I just realised that Richie is 6th on the aces stats for the year so far, how is that even possible ;)

Keijan
01-23-2010, 10:47 AM
I certainly hope so ! It will be indoors, on the same surface as the Dubai tournament according to Forget. It's at the Palais des sports of Toulon, south of France, Richie's country or not far ;)

Monfils is going to Acapulco like Richard does, the week before the DC (there was some drama last year, as usual with the French team, because Monfils made finals there and then had to go back to Europe to play the tie on a whole different surface, and he wasn't selected for that reason :o)

But Forget doesn't have that many players to count on, as Chardy and Benneteau aren't in top shape atm, and Simon is injured (hopefully he'll be back around that time.) Benneteau is the best doubles player atm, better than Llodra, who by the way decided to play his whole double season with the same partner, and he's not a Frenchman, so who knows... The only sure thing is that Forget is going to select Jo, granted that he can play :shrug: So I don't know, but my dream team would certainly include Richie, along with Jo, Gaël and Gilles ;)

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 11:04 AM
damn you frenchies we would kill to have one of those guys as a second player :( :(


So they've chosen indoor because of Jo? mind you I suppose it suits all of them as a default more than anything else. Clay would be great for Gael but Jo is not at his best there really.

Keijan
01-23-2010, 11:22 AM
Sorry, sorry :lol: but look at us, such a strong field and unable to go past first round :awww:

No, I'd say they've chosen indoors because it's a suicide to play outdoors in France in February, unless you go to whatever French island close to Cuba like Guadeloupe or Martinique :lol: (that would have been perfect for Richard and Gaël by the way, why didn't Forget think of that sooner ! But then I couldn't have gone :p)
And remember Bercy and Madrid, indoors is great for Gaël and Gilles too ;) Plus it's true that the German seem to like clay more than anything else, Kohli, Kiefer... Haas is more a grass player I think ?

Why do you think the Spanish are playing in the Canaries ;) They don't have any warmer place in the whole kingdom and they wouldn't want to play on anything other than clay.

Sorry for the :topic: !

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 11:34 AM
I meant indoor hard courts rather than indoor clay or carpet but I've been up hours watching tennis and my brain has clearly ceased to function :p:p

lisaplenske
01-23-2010, 11:48 AM
hi guys:wavey:

just read that richard new coach will be gabriel markus who was former coach of nalbandian coria and verdasco.
Richard went to buenos aires to begin his preparation on clay.
Finally some good news, some wisedom from him in his career.
Good thing he took that decision.

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Great that he's gone to do clay prep earlier.

Good for him.

lisaplenske
01-23-2010, 11:54 AM
pretty good news,its a new thing in his career,I checked on google and here is a pic of him,hope he ll make him work very hard

http://www.videosdetenis.com.ar/gaby.jpg

I read he speack some french too

tennisace
01-23-2010, 11:59 AM
Hope Markus can teach him how to beat Nalby ?

Keijan
01-23-2010, 12:02 PM
I meant indoor hard courts rather than indoor clay or carpet

Sorry, I'm the one who misunderstood.
I don't think we have any indoors clay courts in France big enough to welcome a DC tie :shrug: it would be possible to make one I guess, but irrelevant judging that only Gaël has proven big things on clay ;) as for carpet, you're right,I don't know.

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Nope was def my fault I read my post back and even I didn't understand it. ;)

Tennis
Saison 2010
Calendrier ATP|Classement ATP|Les Français|Calendrier WTA|Classement WTA|Les Françaises|Archives
Le 23/01/2010 à 07:46
4 COMMENTAIRES
Tennis - FRA
Gasquet a choisi son coach

Cette fois c'est fait : Richard Gasquet a choisi son nouvel entraîneur. Le Français, éliminé d'entrée à Melbourne cette semaine, a engagé pour un an l'Argentin Gabriel Markus. Ce coach de 39 ans, qui parle français, a, ces dernières années, entraîné David Nalbandian, Juan Ignacio Chela, Guillermo Coria ou encore Fernando Verdasco. Il avait aussi passé quelques semaines avec Marat Safin. Premères sessions de travail à Buenos Aires la semaine prochaine où le kiné et l'entraîneur physique du Team Lagardère seront également présents. Eric Deblicker reste le référent auprès du nouveau duo, comme le confirme L'Equipe ce samedi.

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100123_074601_gasquet-a-choisi-son-coach.html

so he's going to practice in Buenos Aires with a physical trainer from team lagardere and does that last bit say Eric's sticking round for a bit. (sorry rubbish french strikes again I really should start taking lessons).

Keijan
01-23-2010, 01:04 PM
I have trouble to get that sentence myself, "Eric Deblicker reste le référent auprès du nouveau duo" :lol:
it literally means that Eric stays the referee (?) of the new couple, so it would mean that his position will be higher than Markus' in Richard's team, but that he won't interfere directly with the coaching. That doesn't make any sense :lol:

Cloudygirl
01-23-2010, 05:59 PM
Well it makes me feel a whole lot better if you don't understand it either. lol.

Maybe Eric is going to have a consultative overseeing role but not do the actual coaching. Like an advisor for the transition.

Stelle
01-24-2010, 06:33 AM
Hey :) I am a new major follower of Richie :) I too, was dissapointed in his loss in Melbs i watched a but cos i was there :D He is amazingly hot :P Glad to see him moving onto clay! Thanks for the tournie update!

Keijan
01-24-2010, 09:28 AM
loss in Melbs i watched a but cos i was there

Sorry but what does that mean ? :confused:
Welcome btw!


Tori, this sentence is really weird :lol: I never heard about a "référent" in a coach/player relationship before. You're probably right though, but I don't like it, if Richie shall make the big jump and cut bounds with the FFT, then let's do it and say a complete bye bye to Deblicker. As you know I don't like him, we've been suffering months of pain hearing him commenting matches for French tv, and if he used to give the same kind of analysis to Richard as he does while commenting... :devil:

Keijan
01-24-2010, 09:51 AM
I found a bit more info about Markus (not sure if we should discuss him here ? :shrug:)

For a first, he never coached Safin, it seems the journalists made a story out of nothing :


"He offered me if you want to play with me a couple of times without no -- nothing involved, no coaching issues, just if you want to hit some balls, just let me know.

So I hit with him couple of balls, and then all of a sudden everybody start to speak about that I'm splitting up with Lundgren and I'm going with Markus.

No, it's not. I'm not with Gabriel Markus. He's the coach of Massu, and that's it. He's person I know and he try to help me a little bit, that's it." -Marat Safin


Markus was also one of the names heard for the next Argentina DC captain (they would certainly need one.)

Plus I'm reading on RG.net and they don't have any idea either of what "référent" exactly means :lol: It seems the best explanation is that Markus probably won't travel all year with Richard since he coaches south american players at the same time, therefore when he won't be there, Deblicker will.

I find something else a bit weird : Monfils was "kicked out" of the Lagardère team because he chose a foreign coach and not a Lagardère one, so he went towards the FFT who was more than happy to welcome him back arms wide open. But Richard is doing the same now, and Lagardère is obviously keeping him close :shrug:

Cloudygirl
01-24-2010, 10:00 AM
I found a bit more info about Markus (not sure if we should discuss him here ? :shrug:)

For a first, he never coached Safin, it seems the journalists made a story out of nothing :


"He offered me if you want to play with me a couple of times without no -- nothing involved, no coaching issues, just if you want to hit some balls, just let me know.

So I hit with him couple of balls, and then all of a sudden everybody start to speak about that I'm splitting up with Lundgren and I'm going with Markus.

No, it's not. I'm not with Gabriel Markus. He's the coach of Massu, and that's it. He's person I know and he try to help me a little bit, that's it." -Marat Safin


Markus was also one of the names heard for the next Argentina DC captain (they would certainly need one.)

Plus I'm reading on RG.net and they don't have any idea either of what "référent" exactly means :lol: It seems the best explanation is that Markus probably won't travel all year with Richard since he coaches south american players at the same time, therefore when he won't be there, Deblicker will.

I find something else a bit weird : Monfils was "kicked out" of the Lagardère team because he chose a foreign coach and not a Lagardère one, so he went towards the FFT who was more than happy to welcome him back arms wide open. But Richard is doing the same now, and Lagardère is obviously keeping him close :shrug:

Well I was reading an article in Spanish (will try and find it again later), through google translate of course because I have an idea of french but my spanish is limited to menus ;), and that seemed to have Markus saying that he would be mainly with Richard and would be working in France with him. Still keeping his other players but mainly Richard. Couldn't work out how that would work.

Lagardère and Richard are best buds aren't they so I expect that's why. Lagardère seems to have an interest in his success that goes beyond a financial one.

Keijan
01-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Could you give me the link ? I know a bit of Spanish, maybe I can help figure out if google translate is totally right :lol:
It is weird indeed, because Markus doesn't coach only one player it seems, but a few Argentinian ones, including juniors :shrug:

Cloudygirl
01-24-2010, 03:48 PM
:mad: I can't find it now.

I did find this though which you might find interesting if you can understand it
http://www.fuebuena.com.ar/?p=7199

Keijan
01-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Ok, so he's saying that he thinks Richard "started the year the right way and is on his way to be back on the top 20 in the next weeks". And add Haas and Ancic on his list, what a CV.
Oh, and Markus was in Australia this week. But it doesn't say much more.

acd692
01-24-2010, 05:06 PM
Ok, so he's saying that he thinks Richard "started the year the right way and is on his way to be back on the top 20 in the next weeks".

hopefully:)!

marina36
01-28-2010, 01:10 PM
Richard won't play Santiago...:sad:

http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/101206/gasquet-forfait/

Davodus
01-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Bugger.

ImmzB
01-28-2010, 03:28 PM
I hope he's better for Costa Do Sauipe

case
01-28-2010, 04:18 PM
this site has gone from making me angry -the drug era-to currently making me depressed and frustrated.

it is great to have things back to normal as a gasquet fan!!!!!

hope sustains me and i keep coming back

Gretchen.
01-28-2010, 05:21 PM
^^ :lol:

Bugger.

What he said. :(

Tess Gray
01-28-2010, 07:20 PM
:( shoot

acd692
01-28-2010, 09:00 PM
what?! damn.. so which is his next tournament?

Gasquet maniac
01-29-2010, 04:04 AM
He is scheduled to play in Indian Wells....Hopefully, he will be ready for Costa Do Sauipe....

Lemon Custard
01-29-2010, 04:36 AM
BOOOOO!!!! :( Does it happen to mention what the exact problem is?

Cloudygirl
01-31-2010, 01:55 PM
Any injury updates?

Dini
02-01-2010, 02:09 PM
:sad:

Such a shame that the AO R1 had to between such high-quality opponents and a bigger shame that the 2-0 set lead vanished eventually. But if you're injured not much can be done about that.

Get well, Richie.

Puschkin
02-03-2010, 03:23 PM
from rg.net
http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2291&start=105&sid=ad3c35f252c7f35c41bdc01e9dcfe055

ce matin dans le journal du tennis sur europe1 sport , le journaliste stipulait que richard est a buenoa aires avec son nouveau coach . Ils ont repris l'entrainement apparemment.

However, this still does not say whether he will play in Brazil next week. But it says that the guy heard on the radio, that Richard is in Buenos Aires with his new coach. I assume he would not have gone there, if he can't practise.

Getta
02-03-2010, 05:42 PM
from rg.net
http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2291&start=105&sid=ad3c35f252c7f35c41bdc01e9dcfe055



However, this still does not say whether he will play in Brazil next week. But it says that the guy heard on the radio, that Richard is in Buenos Aires with his new coach. I assume he would not have gone there, if he can't practise.


hope you find this helpful, Margareta. :)

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2010/02/03/deportes/d-02132519.htm

Miércoles 03, Febrero 2010

Markus no quiere hipocresía

Dirigirá al francés Richard Gasquet. Pero mira a la Davis y pide humildad en los jugadores argentinos.

Por: Marcelo Maller

Su celular sonó hace unos días y del otro lado escuchó una voz inesperada; la del talentoso francés Richard Gasquet. "Me gustaría que fueras mi entrenador", le dijo el hoy 55 del ranking. Y Gabriel Markus, quien en marzo cumplirá 40 años, aceptó el gran desafío. Le dijo sí y mañana viajará a Brasil donde se jugará el ATP de Costa do Sauípe, el primer torneo en sociedad. Luego vendrán a la Copa Telmex, en el Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis.

"Me sorprendió ese llamado porque no pensé que de ese mercado me podían llamar. Francia tiene muy buenos entrenadores", le comentó Markus a Clarín. "Me junté con él y tuvimos una charla muy interesante. Está con muchas ganas de jugar bien y me dijo que quería cambiar las costumbres que tenía en Francia. Y a mí me pareció una opción interesante", redondeó uno de los grandes DT que tiene nuestro país. Su relación laboral con Martín Vassallo Argüello, a quien también conduce, seguirá adelante. "Gasquet me dijo que no había problemas", aseguró.

...


I translated it from Spanish into English:

Wednesday 3 February, 2010

Markus doesn’t encourage hypocrisy

He will guide Frenchman Richard Gasquet. But he takes a look at Davis Cup and wishes (to teach) the Argentine players humility.

by Marcelo Maller

http://www.clarin.com/diario/2010/02/03/thumb/2043373-1.jpg

AUTHORITATIVE VOICE

His mobile phone rang a few days ago and to his surprise he heard the voice of the talented Frenchman Richard Gasquet. “I wish you were my coach” told him the (now) 55th in the world rankings. And Gabriel Markus, who turns 40 next month, accepted the great challenge. He answered positively and tomorrow will travel to Brazil where the ATP Costa do Sauípe takes place to start their collaboration. Then, they will come to the Copa Telmex, in Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis.

“I was surprised by this call, because hasn’t crossed my mind that I could be involved in that tennis market. There are many very good coaches in France”. Markus told the Clarín. “I joined him and had a very interesting chat with him. He’s eager to play well and told me he wants to change the habits he had in France. It seemed to me an interesting option”, he, one of the great coaches that our country has, added. He will continue to work with Martín Vassallo Argüello, who also coaches. “Gasquet has stated there would not be a problem with that,” he said.

...

Puschkin
02-03-2010, 06:03 PM
I translated it from Spanish into English:
you must spread some reputation before giving it again to Getta. :wavey:

acd692
02-03-2010, 10:31 PM
so he is playing Costa Do Sauipe:)?

Schu
02-04-2010, 06:49 AM
Thanks Getta. :yeah:

Sounds like he's playing next week.:clap2:

AND most encouraging - "He wants to change the habits he had in France." Damn he really IS working on a makeover.

Puschkin
02-04-2010, 10:05 AM
AND most encouraging - "He wants to change the habits he had in France." Damn he really IS working on a makeover.

I hope this won't mean taking on board a tennis style like del Potro, though. ;) But a combination of French flashyness with South American vigour would be great.

Gasquet maniac
02-04-2010, 10:18 AM
delighted to hear this pieces of good news.........GO RICHIE

reggie1
02-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Thanks a lot Getta :hug:

Davodus
02-04-2010, 02:01 PM
Thanks for translating :yeah: good signs.

Dini
02-05-2010, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the translation Getta. :hatoff:

What "habits in France" is he referring to? :p

Lemon Custard
02-05-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm **hoping** he's referring to the losing in France... :lol:

Gasquet maniac
02-05-2010, 03:46 PM
He is still undecided if he is going to play in Costa do Sauipe..But, he is conformed for ACAPULCO...:)

acd692
02-05-2010, 08:51 PM
acapulco:) i think im going to see him!

Cloudygirl
02-06-2010, 08:00 AM
Source eurosport.fr :

"Gasquet au Brésil

Flanqué de son nouvel entraîneur argentin Gabriel Markus, Richard Gasquet est au Brésil pour disputer le tournoi de Costa do Sauipe dès lundi. Le Français, 55e mondial, a déjà posé ses valises sur cette terre battue en 2004 où il avait été éliminé par Gustavo Kuerten au 2e tour.

D'après le quotidien L'Equipe, Eric Deblicker rejoindra son protégé et Markus la semaine prochaine à Bueno Aires, où le Biterrois devrait jouer. Les Français termineront la tournée sud-américaine sur terre battue à Acapulco, avant de s'envoler vers les Etats-Unis pour jouer le premier Masters 1000 de la saison à Indian Wells."

so hopefully he's playing next week.

I stole this from the forum on Rg.net btw so all credit to them.

Getta
02-06-2010, 07:01 PM
http://twitter.com/brasilopen2010

O espanhol Juan Carlos Ferrero, cabeça 1, pega o argentino Eduardo Schwank; Richard Gasquet (FRA) será o adversário de Ricardo Hocevar (BRA)

31 minutes ago from web


allez Richie!

ImmzB
02-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Gasquet is playing Hocevar in the 1st Round.

Good 1st Round match for him.

acd692
02-06-2010, 08:28 PM
good luck:) richard!

Getta
02-06-2010, 08:34 PM
if i'm not mistaken, well spanish and portuguese are not that closely related :p, richie's second round opponent is the winner of the match between ferrero and schwank.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/profissional/brasil_open/ult677u734.htm


...
A parte de cima da chave tem o espanhol Juan Carlos Ferrero como cabeça 1 e uma chave dura. Ele estreia contra o argentino Eduardo Schwank e depois pode cruzar com o francês Richard Gasquet, cabeça 8. O adversário de Gasquet na primeira rodada será o paulista Ricardo Hocevar
...



EDIT: nope, ferrero and richie are both seeded... so, ferrero should be his potential opponent in quarters...

gosh, where is the draw? what on earth do they think?

Gasquet maniac
02-06-2010, 09:42 PM
He is playing Hocevar in the first round..while his second round opponent is the winner between Chela and Peter Luzcak....... He is projected too meet Ferrero in the QF...GOOD LUCK RICHARD............

Cloudygirl
02-06-2010, 09:45 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/533/mds.pdf

the draw.

Lemon Custard
02-06-2010, 10:34 PM
Is it weird to be this excited about him definitely playing again? I'm still hopeful this will be his season. :)

Tess Gray
02-07-2010, 12:17 AM
Allez Richie:):D

whattheheck
02-07-2010, 12:19 AM
Gasquet can win this tournament.

Naina
02-07-2010, 02:30 PM
Bonne Chance Richie :D
fingers crossed for a good tournament :angel:

Gasquetno.1
02-07-2010, 03:56 PM
He's not on the order of play for tomorrow, must be playing Tuesday

Cloudygirl
02-07-2010, 04:02 PM
I must find out what the time difference is and work out if I can watch some. Am glad he's playing tuesday will really need a distraction then.

Gretchen.
02-07-2010, 04:39 PM
Ok so the time difference is only 2 hours for me and Tori you are 5 hours ahead of me sooo can you work that out? :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-07-2010, 04:50 PM
according to the world clock site thingy it's GMT -2 because of daylight saving time.

Puschkin
02-07-2010, 08:04 PM
He's not on the order of play for tomorrow, must be playing Tuesday

Where did you find the OOP for tomorrow? I can only get hold of today's qualies. :confused:

Gasquetno.1
02-07-2010, 09:43 PM
Where did you find the OOP for tomorrow? I can only get hold of today's qualies. :confused:

Oh god you're right, it is the qualies, very sorry for the misleading information :(

So he could be playing tomorrow then ;)

Cloudygirl
02-07-2010, 10:18 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/533/op.pdf

it's out now and he isn't

Lemon Custard
02-08-2010, 02:08 AM
It's a pretty terrible draw. He really should be up there for this one. I hope his back is ok for it thought.

GasquetFan
02-08-2010, 02:15 AM
Hi guys :wavey:
I am a long-time Richie fan but only recently joined these forums...


Allez Richard!!! :D:D

Puschkin
02-08-2010, 07:18 AM
Oh god you're right, it is the qualies, very sorry for the misleading information :(
:topic: no problem. :wavey: I just lost faith in my search capabilities for a moment. ;)

Puschkin
02-08-2010, 10:04 AM
c'est mon premier message. Je désire surtout m'adresser à tous ceux qui ont soutenu Richard en toutes circonstances.
Je lis avec attention ce site depuis plusieurs années, et je constate que trés souvent circulent des informations erronées. Comme je suis proche de Richard, je rectifierai dorénavant ces erreurs:
- Richard a déclaré forfait au tournoi de Costa do Saulpe. Sur conseil du Dr Montalvan, il est préférable de consolider la déchirure contractée en Australie et qui le gène au service.
Il sera présent la semaine prochaine à Buenos Aires.
- l'information selon laquelle M. Deblicker serait présent à Buenos Aires et Acapulco est fausse. C'est son nouvel entraineur qui sera avec lui.
- Richard continue néanmoins à s'entrainer avec enthousiasme.

from rgnet! According to this poster, posting there for the first time, but claiming to be close to Richard, he won't play Brazil, but will be back in Buenos Aires next week. There are also corrections about which coach will accompany him to which tournament. It remains to be seen whether this is reliable information, though.

brazuca5copas
02-08-2010, 11:27 AM
Strange poster because Gasquet is in Sauipe since day 3. He was the first to arrive there according to Brasil Open official site.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/ultnot/eng/ult1083u151.htm
NOTÍCIAS
Ex número 7 del mundo es favorito en Brasil Open 2010

07/02/2010 às 22h37

Costa de Sauipe, Brasil.- En su segunda participación en el Brasil Open, el francés Richard Gasquet, ex número 7 del mundo, entrena duro para adaptarse al calor del litoral del norte brasileño y, si es posible, inscribir su nombre en la selecta galería de los campeones de uno de los mayores torneos de ATP de América Latina.

El talentoso tenista galo que se profesionalizó en el 2002, visitó Sauipe en 2004, ocasión en la que fue eliminado en primera ronda por el local Gustavo Kuerten. Recuperado de la lesión que lo impidió de jugar en Santiago, Gasquet está buscando adaptarse a la arcilla bahiana, después de haber intervenido en el Abierto de Australia, donde cayó en primera ronda en un disputado encuentro con el ruso Mikhail Youzhny

"No fui a Santiago porque tuve una pequeña lesión en mis costillas, pero ya estoy totalmente recuperado. Este es un torneo que me gusta mucho. Me siento bien jugando acá y no tengo problemas para adaptarme a las canchas de arcilla, que es una superficie que me gusta mucho y en la que he tenido buenos resultados"

Gasquet, quien ocupa la 55ª posición en el ranking de la ATP, entrena dos períodos y fue uno de los primeros tenistas en arribar al hermoso complejo turístico, acepta su condición de favorito en su debut ante el emergente Ricardo Hocevar, quien accedió al cuadro gracias a un Wild Card:

"Nunca enfrenté a Hocevar, pero sé que se trata de un tenista que tienen buenos golpes. Es siempre difícil enfrentar a jugadores que no tienen mucho a perder, porque se transforman en francotiradores. Espero mantener la tranquilidad, para vencer".

El Brasil Open 2010, que cumple 10 años, y tiene como primer sembrado al español Juan Carlos Ferrero y puede ser adversario de Gasquet. Ambos están en la parte alta del main draw, junto a otros destacados jugadores, de la categoría de los argentinos Eduardo Schwank y Juan Ignacio Chela, del chileno Nicolás Massú y, especialmente el brasileño Thomaz Bellucci, finalista en el Abierto de Santiago y en el propio Brasil Open del 2008

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/ultnot/eng/ult1083u148.htm
Richard Gasquet se adapta con facilidad a clima de Sauipe

Costa de Sauipe, Brasil.-Recuperado de la lesión que lo dejó fuera del Abierto de Santiago, el francés Richard Gasquet, fue uno de los primeros jugadores en arribar al complejo turístico de Costa de Sauipe, donde entrena hace dos días. El talentoso tenista galo es uno de los principales favoritos para adjudicarse el Brasil Open 2010, que inicia mañana con la disputa del clasificatorio.

Gasquet, actual número 55 del ranking mundial, busca sumar puntos en el circuito de arcilla de América Latina, para mejorar su posición en el listado de la Asociación de Tenistas Profesionales. El habilidoso jugador de 23 años, que ya conquistó 5 títulos en su carrera, ocupó la séptima posición en el 2007, disputó también 7 finales, la más reciente de ellas en Sydney, Australia, donde fue derrotado por el chipriota Marcos Baghdatis.

Además del talentoso jugador francés, ya arribaron el español Albert Montañez (28) y el rumano Víctor Hunescu. Ambos entrenaron en dos periodos buscando adaptarse lo más rápidamente al calor de Sauipe. Junto a los mencionados fueron confirmados los nombres del uruguayo Pablo Cuevas (47); el argentino Horacio Zeballos (51) y del chileno Nicolás Massú.

Gasquet maniac
02-08-2010, 11:37 AM
Strange poster because Gasquet is in Sauipe since day 3. He was the first to arrive there according to Brasil Open official site.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/ultnot/eng/ult1083u151.htm
NOTÍCIAS
Ex número 7 del mundo es favorito en Brasil Open 2010

07/02/2010 às 22h37

Costa de Sauipe, Brasil.- En su segunda participación en el Brasil Open, el francés Richard Gasquet, ex número 7 del mundo, entrena duro para adaptarse al calor del litoral del norte brasileño y, si es posible, inscribir su nombre en la selecta galería de los campeones de uno de los mayores torneos de ATP de América Latina.

El talentoso tenista galo que se profesionalizó en el 2002, visitó Sauipe en 2004, ocasión en la que fue eliminado en primera ronda por el local Gustavo Kuerten. Recuperado de la lesión que lo impidió de jugar en Santiago, Gasquet está buscando adaptarse a la arcilla bahiana, después de haber intervenido en el Abierto de Australia, donde cayó en primera ronda en un disputado encuentro con el ruso Mikhail Youzhny

"No fui a Santiago porque tuve una pequeña lesión en mis costillas, pero ya estoy totalmente recuperado. Este es un torneo que me gusta mucho. Me siento bien jugando acá y no tengo problemas para adaptarme a las canchas de arcilla, que es una superficie que me gusta mucho y en la que he tenido buenos resultados"

Gasquet, quien ocupa la 55ª posición en el ranking de la ATP, entrena dos períodos y fue uno de los primeros tenistas en arribar al hermoso complejo turístico, acepta su condición de favorito en su debut ante el emergente Ricardo Hocevar, quien accedió al cuadro gracias a un Wild Card:

"Nunca enfrenté a Hocevar, pero sé que se trata de un tenista que tienen buenos golpes. Es siempre difícil enfrentar a jugadores que no tienen mucho a perder, porque se transforman en francotiradores. Espero mantener la tranquilidad, para vencer".

El Brasil Open 2010, que cumple 10 años, y tiene como primer sembrado al español Juan Carlos Ferrero y puede ser adversario de Gasquet. Ambos están en la parte alta del main draw, junto a otros destacados jugadores, de la categoría de los argentinos Eduardo Schwank y Juan Ignacio Chela, del chileno Nicolás Massú y, especialmente el brasileño Thomaz Bellucci, finalista en el Abierto de Santiago y en el propio Brasil Open del 2008

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/ultnot/eng/ult1083u148.htm
Richard Gasquet se adapta con facilidad a clima de Sauipe

Costa de Sauipe, Brasil.-Recuperado de la lesión que lo dejó fuera del Abierto de Santiago, el francés Richard Gasquet, fue uno de los primeros jugadores en arribar al complejo turístico de Costa de Sauipe, donde entrena hace dos días. El talentoso tenista galo es uno de los principales favoritos para adjudicarse el Brasil Open 2010, que inicia mañana con la disputa del clasificatorio.



Además del talentoso jugador francés, ya arribaron el español Albert Montañez (28) y el rumano Víctor Hunescu. Ambos entrenaron en dos periodos buscando adaptarse lo más rápidamente al calor de Sauipe. Junto a los mencionados fueron confirmados los nombres del uruguayo Pablo Cuevas (47); el argentino Horacio Zeballos (51) y del chileno Nicolás Massú.

Can u please translate the article?

MightyM
02-08-2010, 11:49 AM
In a nutshell: It's about that he arrived as one of the first in Brasil. He's saying he has no trouble with the hot weather and also no problems with playing on clay. He was scheduled to play in Santiago, but due to a rib injury he had to withdrawl. Now he says he's really motivated to play this tournament. He's doesn't know his 1st round opponent, but he expect a difficult match, because Hocevar has nothing to lose.

Gretchen.
02-08-2010, 01:58 PM
So is he going...or he's there or...what? :lol:

silverwhite
02-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Maybe he's there already but thinking of withdrawing :o

Puschkin
02-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Maybe he's there already but thinking of withdrawing :o
He is definitely there. There is a pic of him practising on the tourney's website. There is the interview in which he say's he's fine and there is contradictory information from a "personal" source whose reliability has to be proven yet. We just have to wait and see.

brazuca5copas
02-08-2010, 06:22 PM
Gasquet is out. He felt something in his back this morning during the practise and after talk with the tournament's doctor he decide give up.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tenisbrasil/diaadia/ult138u43521.htm

Gretchen.
02-08-2010, 06:46 PM
:o Guess we can't say we didn't see it coming. :awww:

Cloudygirl
02-08-2010, 06:58 PM
from rgnet! According to this poster, posting there for the first time, but claiming to be close to Richard, he won't play Brazil, but will be back in Buenos Aires next week. There are also corrections about which coach will accompany him to which tournament. It remains to be seen whether this is reliable information, though.

well if this poster proves to be a reliable source it will be great to have some up to date info for a change. Right about the withdrawal, now lets see about the coach info.

Shame if he has withdrawn but that injury at the AO was def a genuine injury and he needs to put himself right for the big tournies. He def needs to play Roland and Wimby this year.

I hope he's doing physical training that should be possible even with a bad back / rib/ whatever the heck he's done to himself. Get fit and the rest will come in time, am looking forwards to seeing him back in the top 10.

Tess Gray
02-08-2010, 07:21 PM
:( Frustrating! Of course this is the best thing to do, because he needs to take care of himself. We want him to be ready to play the big tournaments. But so frustrating that he is out. Feel better soon!:)

ImmzB
02-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Man!!

Hope he's alright for Argentina.

Puschkin
02-08-2010, 08:48 PM
I hope he's doing physical training that should be possible even with a bad back / rib/ whatever the heck he's done to himself. Get fit and the rest will come in time, am looking forwards to seeing him back in the top 10.
This is what our "famous" new source has to say on the isssue:

Richard continue néanmoins à s'entrainer avec enthousiasme.
Richard nevertheless continues to practise with enthousiasm.

Cloudygirl
02-08-2010, 09:06 PM
yeah I read that. I'm still not 100% sure of our new source yet ;)

Would be great if we do have one though.

Given that Vassallo Arguello is playing the same tournaments as Richard at the moment it's not that much of a surprise that Markus will be accompanying Richie to his next two tournaments. ;)

he/she needs to post more to convince us of their reliability ;)

Lemon Custard
02-08-2010, 09:44 PM
..... Damn

acd692
02-08-2010, 11:04 PM
:(

Gasquet maniac
02-09-2010, 06:23 AM
What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!Was really looking forward to this tournament..Enough of lamenting and get well 4 the upcoming tournament.....

Puschkin
02-09-2010, 07:41 AM
Honestly, I never felt comfortable with this four South american tourneys. Well, I have to be precise: I considered it a good idea to go there, get used to clay and work with a new coach with the additional benefit of being out of the French limelight. But four (!) tourneys before IW/Miami and the real start of the clay season in Europe, he would have been exhausted by then and due to pure personal selfishness, I want a fully fit and motivated Richard in Monte Carlo. ;)

silverwhite
02-09-2010, 09:07 AM
Honestly, I never felt comfortable with this four South american tourneys. Well, I have to be precise: I considered it a good idea to go there, get used to clay and work with a new coach with the additional benefit of being out of the French limelight. But four (!) tourneys before IW/Miami and the real start of the clay season in Europe, he would have been exhausted by then and due to pure personal selfishness, I want a fully fit and motivated Richard in Monte Carlo. ;)

This. Although I'm sure he would have strategically tanked/withdrawn from a few of those had he made it far in some. :lol:

ExcaliburII
02-09-2010, 12:22 PM
I hope the guy comes to BSAS

ImmzB
02-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Hope Gasquet is fit for Argentina...he has 2 Tournamens left in South America & hope he goes out with a bang before the 2 Masters 1000 in the US and the European Season!!

ALLEZ RICHIE!!

Hewitt =Legend
02-10-2010, 12:48 AM
Hope Richie is alright for Argentina but he should not rush back into competition if he is not 100% fit, this South American swing is not the priority right now and I think he knows this.

tami
02-10-2010, 01:04 AM
whilst it's truly not wise to be physically tired before the more "major" tourneys in north america and europe starting next month, i think he needs to have some matches under his belt to help with his confidence. it was fantastic to see his progress in the australian swing, at brisbane and sydney, but undoubtedly the unsuitable and unnerving first round AO result would have dented his belief somewhat...not to mention caused injury to his back :(

that's one thing i have noted about richie during the tourneys at the beginning of this year - he plays so freely and superbly when he is not too familiar with the opponent, but once he is up against someone he has known well (on tour as a pal, or someone he has played often), then there is that tentative, nervousness which is added and he becomes really guarded. that's when he has the tendency to be a bit too withdrawn into thinking about history too much, and then rushing things when the momentum is with the opponent. i hope that is the facet of his game the new coach will be able to help build richie up on, because no matter how physically set you may be (which was peyre's tactic, and it worked for a while) if you don't have the belief and am not able to overcome past yips, then things will not translate onto the court.

definitely easier said than done, and in a way this being respectful and humble part of richie's character is one of the more admirable qualities that draws ppl, in addition to his flair on court. but i think it's time to believe that he can match it with the best of them, and not be intimidated by his opponent's past achievements or history against him. let's see a little bit of arrogance - if it's going to translate as confidence...kinda like the fed!

sorry, babbled on too much....hope to see richie's fine form sliding around on clay very soon :)

Hewitt =Legend
02-10-2010, 02:17 AM
whilst it's truly not wise to be physically tired before the more "major" tourneys in north america and europe starting next month, i think he needs to have some matches under his belt to help with his confidence. it was fantastic to see his progress in the australian swing, at brisbane and sydney, but undoubtedly the unsuitable and unnerving first round AO result would have dented his belief somewhat...not to mention caused injury to his back :(

that's one thing i have noted about richie during the tourneys at the beginning of this year - he plays so freely and superbly when he is not too familiar with the opponent, but once he is up against someone he has known well (on tour as a pal, or someone he has played often), then there is that tentative, nervousness which is added and he becomes really guarded. that's when he has the tendency to be a bit too withdrawn into thinking about history too much, and then rushing things when the momentum is with the opponent. i hope that is the facet of his game the new coach will be able to help build richie up on, because no matter how physically set you may be (which was peyre's tactic, and it worked for a while) if you don't have the belief and am not able to overcome past yips, then things will not translate onto the court.

definitely easier said than done, and in a way this being respectful and humble part of richie's character is one of the more admirable qualities that draws ppl, in addition to his flair on court. but i think it's time to believe that he can match it with the best of them, and not be intimidated by his opponent's past achievements or history against him. let's see a little bit of arrogance - if it's going to translate as confidence...kinda like the fed!

sorry, babbled on too much....hope to see richie's fine form sliding around on clay very soon :)

Agreed. He's to nice.

Once he gets the head right and the body right the results will follow, just need to be patient.

Puschkin
02-10-2010, 06:05 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9617280#post9617280 Post 34

marina36
02-10-2010, 06:34 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9617280#post9617280 Post 34

Thanks! ;)
Finally, a better news!

Puschkin
02-13-2010, 06:19 PM
1st round against Chela. Draw is out on the tourney's website!

ImmzB
02-13-2010, 06:35 PM
Not a bad 1st Round for Gasquet.

Cloudygirl
02-13-2010, 06:55 PM
Chela then Kubot or Monaco. That's not a good draw for him on clay IMO.

ImmzB
02-13-2010, 06:56 PM
Draw:

(1) David Ferrer (ESP) vs Simon Greul (GER)
Peter Luczak (POL) vs Frederico Gil (POR)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Q
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs (7) Igor Andreev (RUS)

(6) Albert Montañes (ESP) vs Pablo Cuevas URU)
Q vs Oscar Hernandez (ESP)
(WC) David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Potito Starace (ITA)
Daniel Gimeno Traver (ESP) vs (3) Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

Juan Monaco (ARG) vs (SE) Łukasz Kubot (POL)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
(WC) Carlos Moya (ESP) vs Q
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)

Victor Hanescu (ROM) vs (WC) Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
Daniel Koellerer (AUS) vs Q
Pablo Lorenzi (ITA) vs Marcos Daniel (ESP)
(SE) Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs (2) Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)

Schu
02-13-2010, 07:21 PM
Chela then Kubot or Monaco. That's not a good draw for him on clay IMO.

Chela is not a bad first round but Monaco on clay could REALLY be tough. But that's why he went to SA for - to get the "grind it out" mindset and he'll have to learn it fast.

Interesting tourney, I didn't realize so many of my favs were in it - Richie, Nalbly (he's back too, I hope!), Monaco, Ferrero and even the old timers Moya and Gaudio.

Good Luck Richie!!

Cloudygirl
02-13-2010, 07:33 PM
yup it should be good. If he somehow beats Monaco and he might because Monaco might have reached finals last week but he was playing very badly, he has good run to quarters.

Gasquet maniac
02-13-2010, 11:07 PM
A pleasant draw....Good luck, Richie....

Gasquet maniac
02-13-2010, 11:52 PM
He is in the doubles draw with vassallo arguello...

GasquetFan
02-14-2010, 12:10 AM
Tough first round.. but good luck Richard!! :D

silverwhite
02-14-2010, 02:58 AM
Chela doesn't seem to be in any sort of form, but things can turn around...

bleu_cheese
02-14-2010, 06:54 AM
He is in the doubles draw with vassallo arguello...

For a second I took a double take at this pairing. :lol:

case
02-14-2010, 10:50 AM
i like the draw. no nalby or ferrer in his half- he has a mental block about those two

Gretchen.
02-14-2010, 02:00 PM
I think he should be fine against Chela...as for Monaco :unsure:

Cloudygirl
02-14-2010, 02:04 PM
Monaco has been shit lately, so if he's injury free and in a good frame of mind he should win. however you know what Richie is like ... :unsure:

ImmzB
02-14-2010, 04:42 PM
Gasquet is not on the OOP for Monday.

Tess Gray
02-14-2010, 05:20 PM
Allez! :bounce:

Gasquetno.1
02-15-2010, 08:00 PM
OOP still not out for tomorrow :confused:

Cloudygirl
02-15-2010, 08:06 PM
thats because the matches haven't finished yet, I think.

Edit I just checked and it is out actually he's on central not before 1.45 pm their time. I hope the match is delayed that's 4.45 my time. If it was a bit later I could watch.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Gasquet is 2nd on the Estadio Central Court. Not before 13.45 Local time.

icecastle
02-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Richie vs Chela is the second match today. Allez Richie! :bounce:

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 02:08 PM
Winnable match. Good luck Richard.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 03:37 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 03:54 PM
is there a stream for this match??

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 03:55 PM
Gasquet to Serve first.

marina36
02-16-2010, 03:56 PM
is there a stream for this match??

I don't think so... :(

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 03:59 PM
Live stream

http://sandaniel20.blogspot.com/2009/03/tyc-sports-en-vivo.html

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 04:00 PM
darn it:( I hate following matches through livescores.

EDIT: thankss! :D

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:01 PM
Come on Richie!!!

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:04 PM
Live stream

http://sandaniel20.blogspot.com/2009/03/tyc-sports-en-vivo.html

:hug: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Gasquet 2-1*

WHAT A SHOT FROM GASQUET 2 WIN THE GAME!

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Reeeeeeeeeeeshieeeeeeeeeeee :inlove:

Phew got home just in time, thanks for the stream. :D

icecastle
02-16-2010, 04:12 PM
thanks so much!

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:12 PM
2 BPs. I seem to have brought some bad luck. :o

EDIT- broken.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:13 PM
Gasquet 2-3* Chela.

Gasquet Broken

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:14 PM
It's just good to see him on court... I dunno if it's cause I'm tired but wow do they move fast. I'm having trouble adjusting.

Good timing, Jen!! :)

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 04:14 PM
Forehand is a bit shaky so far.. missed few easy ones.

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Gah! He had a really strong aggressive service game.. and then on the next one he gets broken! He sure loves the drama...

Davodus
02-16-2010, 04:18 PM
Hi everyone.

This is making me mad, fast.

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 04:19 PM
S/V on clay! It worked! :D FH has to get better!

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 04:21 PM
I like that he is going for his forehand a lot, although missing few at the moment. Still, it's better than just rolling it in. Backhand so far is very good.

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:22 PM
ooooh that was good. :hearts:

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:23 PM
OH!!! That backhand!! :inlove: here's your chance, Richie!

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:23 PM
0-40

TBP

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Gasquet *4-4

Gasquet Breaks Back.

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:24 PM
He breaks. :banana: Some great shots there too.

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:24 PM
YES YES YES YES!!! Strong.. aggressive..!!

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:26 PM
Gasquet 5-4* Chela

Davodus
02-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Much betterrrr

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 04:27 PM
:inlove: with this game, in spite of the FH error. All the shots were there! This is tennis, not ballbashing!

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 04:27 PM
I like what I am seeing so far.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:29 PM
15-30

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Set Point Gasquet!

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Set pointtttt.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:31 PM
Set Point Number 2

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:33 PM
Gah... so many chances.

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Richard. :mad:

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:35 PM
No!!! Be aggressive... be be aggressive. He needs cheerleaders...

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:37 PM
Gasquet 6-5* Chela

Davodus
02-16-2010, 04:37 PM
good hold, some nice backhands from 0-30

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 04:38 PM
Nice comeback from 0-30. He is hitting winners from all over the place today... serve, volley, drop shots, forehands and especially backhands.

Davodus
02-16-2010, 04:42 PM
grrrrr :mad:

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 04:42 PM
and a DF to strat the breaker, would have liked Hawkeye ont his!

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:43 PM
Richie tiebreaks give me nightmares... :sad: I despise them after the AO :(

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:43 PM
Oh nooo...

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:45 PM
What's with the horrid returns? :mad:

Davodus
02-16-2010, 04:46 PM
#@$%$#@##$#$%#$#$# :o

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 04:47 PM
I think lack of matches was reason he did not win this set..
He will still win this match though.

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 04:47 PM
the better player loses the set. :mad:

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:47 PM
Well that's just great...

Dini
02-16-2010, 04:47 PM
What stream are you guys using? ATDHE isn't showing anything for BsAs... :o :unsure:

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:48 PM
Appropriate tiebreak play, by Richard Gasquet... Chapter One: Camping so far behind the line, it's like you never left Australia, then waking up when you've gifted the other guy 325 set points...

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:49 PM
Nads: http://sandaniel20.blogspot.com/2009/03/tyc-sports-en-vivo.html

Gul
02-16-2010, 04:49 PM
What's wrong him?

Dini
02-16-2010, 04:49 PM
Thanks Jen :kiss:

Gul
02-16-2010, 04:51 PM
same all same doesn't change anything.........:(

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 04:53 PM
He's getting a bit aggrivated which is making him a bit unpatient which is making me a bit uneasy about the outcome :unsure:

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 04:54 PM
Gasquet 6-7 1-1* Chela

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 04:58 PM
Yeah.. he's definitely feeling down about that set. Very erratic play right now :(

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:02 PM
OK. Regardless of the first set outcome... that cross court backhand, totally worth it. :inlove:

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Gasquet 6-7 *2-3 Chela

Vlad1980
02-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Richard second serve returns are his weakest part in this match. Especially from forehand side. Chela has one of the poorest second serves on tour and he is still winning 65% of them. On clay.

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:05 PM
it's richard this is how he plays

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:06 PM
what the hell was that forehand you idiot

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:07 PM
Hello BHDTL... And Tori :)

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Ok off to go eat, please keep it together Richard!

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:09 PM
Richard second serve returns are his weakest part in this match. Especially from forehand side. Chela has one of the poorest second serves on tour and he is still winning 65% of them. On clay.`
agreed and then this drop shot!

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Richard screw you. If you are going to be at the net at least have a game plan.

Oh and get a first serve in.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Allez!!

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:12 PM
Gasquet 6-7 3-3* Chela

Gasquet Saves A BP

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:13 PM
Play Suspended

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:13 PM
ooh is that a rain delay? Hopefully time for his new coach to give him an enormous kick up the arse.

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:15 PM
ooh is that a rain delay? Hopefully time for his new coach to give him an enormous kick up the arse.

My thoughts exactly!

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:25 PM
They're back!

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:27 PM
They're back!
and gone again!

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:28 PM
:(

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:29 PM
it's really pelting down there now.

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Andreev's match is still going on.

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Andreev's match is still going on.

That's what surprises me, too. :confused:

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:34 PM
are some of the courts covered? The rain they showed was very heavy.

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:36 PM
All I've got is various Argentinian people drinking Coke in an unsubtle manner...

ImmzB
02-16-2010, 05:37 PM
Match should be starting soon.

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 05:37 PM
good! :)

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:38 PM
There they are!

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:46 PM
2nd serve return. :help:

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:48 PM
His returns have always been horrible :o

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:49 PM
Yipee...

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:50 PM
Great play there Richard :(

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:51 PM
His returns have always been horrible :o

I feel there is more to do there than on the FH.

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 05:53 PM
OMG seriously? :o

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:53 PM
I feel there is more to do tehre than on the FH.

More dire than both is his matchplay. I have lost count of the number of matches in which he has played well only to lose in the end.

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:54 PM
MP Chela :)

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:57 PM
Saves 2 MPs. BP now

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Now don't get broken serving to stay in the match...

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
don't do that again!!

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Um well he broke..yay? :rolleyes:

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
turn it around!

Lemon Custard
02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
Wew. Come on, Richie...!!!!!

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
:bounce:

Jozie
02-16-2010, 06:00 PM
That's it Richard. Keep fighting!!!!

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 06:00 PM
0-15 grrr


what was with that stupid shot. What are you doing!!

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 06:00 PM
make that 0-30 now :o

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 06:00 PM
0-30 Cmon Richard :(

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 06:01 PM
15-30

I'm so surprised :rolls:

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 06:02 PM
5-5 :yeah: Nice!

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 06:03 PM
6-7 5-5 :lol:

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 06:03 PM
OMG he held.

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 06:05 PM
don't get too carried away it won't last.

Gretchen.
02-16-2010, 06:06 PM
meh i have this feeling he's going to lose this in a tiebreak. :(

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 06:06 PM
nah he'll piss away his next service game.

Puschkin
02-16-2010, 06:07 PM
meh i have this feeling he's going to lose this in a tiebreak. :(
win the TB and the match, you'll see!
or not!:(

Tess Gray
02-16-2010, 06:09 PM
win the TB and the match, you'll see!

nice spirit;)

Cloudygirl
02-16-2010, 06:09 PM
note to Richard if you are going to volley make it a good one.

Gul
02-16-2010, 06:09 PM
Don't cry for me Argentina:tears:

silverwhite
02-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Looks like his returns are not the only area of his game that needs working on :tape:

Dini
02-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Saved MP with an ace. :worship: