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Allez Gillou! - *testing my luck for IW & Miami*

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Kezzi
02-23-2010, 11:15 PM
Since I've never opened a thread here and people tell me I'm lucky all the time, I'm hoping this supposed luck* rubs off on our Gillou with me opening this thread. :angel: :p

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Gilles!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


*Supposed, because I believe that (for a big part) people can create their own luck. And this applies to most of the reasons why people call me lucky. :)

lalaland
02-23-2010, 11:45 PM
Not that I'm a "Positive Thinking" advocate or anything, but I do believes it works. :)

If we all think that Gilles will do well in IW, maybe he will :D ;). Allez!

sammy01
02-24-2010, 04:32 AM
you surely cant do worse than MsTree, he hasn't won a set yet *cough* im blaming her jinxing him *cough* with her thread.

hopefully he will get anice draw in IW and Miami.

lets all think positively.

oh and congrats on your 1st simon forum thread :hug:

sammy01
02-24-2010, 04:35 AM
p.s if i open a thread it might have a title that would be erm well lets say be my style, so maybe save my one till he really needs it lol

MsTree
02-24-2010, 07:19 AM
you surely cant do worse than MsTree, he hasn't won a set yet *cough* im blaming her jinxing him *cough* with her thread.

:ras:

Nice thread Kezzi! :D Allez Gillou!

rtgy
02-24-2010, 08:30 AM
Since I've never opened a thread here and people tell me I'm lucky all the time, I'm hoping this supposed luck* rubs off on our Gillou with me opening this thread. :angel: :p

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Gilles!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


*Supposed, because I believe that (for a big part) people can create their own luck. And this applies to most of the reasons why people call me lucky. :)


WOW.....your first thread here :D:D:D :worship:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker:


p.s if i open a thread it might have a title that would be erm well lets say be my style, so maybe save my one till he really needs it lol

:rolls:

Kezzi
02-24-2010, 09:46 AM
Not that I'm a "Positive Thinking" advocate or anything, but I do believes it works. :)

If we all think that Gilles will do well in IW, maybe he will :D ;). Allez!
I'm a positive thinking advocate. :bounce:
Don't know if the saying exists in English, but my glass is always half full. :p

you surely cant do worse than MsTree, he hasn't won a set yet *cough* im blaming her jinxing him *cough* with her thread.

hopefully he will get anice draw in IW and Miami.

lets all think positively.

oh and congrats on your 1st simon forum thread :hug:
Let's just wait and see that he wins a set before we jump to conclusions. ;) :tape:

And thanks. :hug:

p.s if i open a thread it might have a title that would be erm well lets say be my style, so maybe save my one till he really needs it lol
:haha: Can't wait. :devil:

:ras:

Nice thread Kezzi! :D Allez Gillou!

WOW.....your first thread here :D:D:D :worship:


ALLEZ GILLOU!!! :rocker:

Thanks.:hug: I'm more the reader/poster instead of thread opener. :)

Truc
02-24-2010, 10:35 AM
He has entered the Challenger of Sunrise between IW and Miami too. He will probably pull out in last minute like 85% of the entry list, but he's on the list.

rawalya
02-24-2010, 05:15 PM
congrats for your first thread Kezzi :hug:
hope it brings Gillou good luck :D

lalaland
02-24-2010, 07:35 PM
He has entered the Challenger of Sunrise between IW and Miami too. He will probably pull out in last minute like 85% of the entry list, but he's on the list.

Hopefully, he doesn't need to go.


p.s if i open a thread it might have a title that would be erm well lets say be my style, so maybe save my one till he really needs it lol

:lol:, can't say I look forward to that.

Tutu
03-06-2010, 11:24 PM
I got completely slapped in the face with nostalgia today. I haven't seen him play in so effin' long, I didn't realise how much I missed him. Can't wait for IW.

Michael.
03-07-2010, 08:38 PM
:yippee:
Lets go Gillou

turtle-rn
03-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Well yes, good luck Gillou. :rocker2:

sammy01
03-07-2010, 10:48 PM
yep bring on IW!!!!!!!!!

krn81
03-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Is someone know when the draw of IW is out? I cant wait :bounce:

MsTree
03-09-2010, 07:41 PM
1pm local time, I'm guessing at 9pm UK time?

lalaland
03-09-2010, 07:56 PM
Draw comes out today? didn't know that.
He should be seeded 16 here, hope that helps to give him a good draw. Good luck Gilles.

sammy01
03-09-2010, 10:33 PM
dare i say not a bad looking draw for simon, id hope for a 4th round here.

MsTree
03-09-2010, 10:39 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/404/mds.pdf

As good a draw as he could hope for. Wonder if Ljubo's still mentally scarred after Paris :lol:

lalaland
03-09-2010, 11:05 PM
I don't quite know what could be consider a good draw for him these days, but I do know what a bad draw would look like :p, and this one isn't that bad, so it's all good then :lol:.

He only needs to win one match to defend his pts here, so it's certainly doable ;)

Michael.
03-10-2010, 12:02 AM
That's actually a pretty good draw!

Truc
03-11-2010, 10:03 AM
He's playing doubles with Gaël, lucky Alli, she will get to see him twice.

leptiric
03-11-2010, 01:17 PM
He's playing doubles with Gaël, lucky Alli, she will get to see him twice.

uuuu i would love to see that one!! luuucky Alli! :)

krn81
03-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Thanks Lesly for the time of the draw, i am just arriving a bit late now :p

Hum Gael and Gilles in double, can someone take pictures?
I might go to Madrid, hope they will get this idea a second time ;)

And they are preparing the new team of the DC :lol:

lalaland
03-12-2010, 01:14 AM
His first opponent is going to be Brian Dabul, the Argi qualifier, who just beat Leo Mayer. tbh, I hate my player has to face qualifier who's in a roll winning like 3 matches already. Good luck Gilles, hope he's getting himself match tough kind of 100% to prepare for this tournament.

sammy01
03-12-2010, 03:21 AM
awwwwwwwwwww simon is playing doubles with his boyfriend best friend tomorrow!

lalaland
03-12-2010, 04:49 AM
Their double is scheduled on the main court, probably thanks to Gael ;). Too bad there's no tv coverage tomorrow. I hope Alli has ticket for center court.

Truc
03-12-2010, 01:18 PM
I don't like qualifiers either.
I don't think I've ever seen Dabul play, I don't know his game at all. Even though he's a claycourter, he hasn't a bad record at all on hardcourt, almost twice as many wins as defeats if his profile is correct and 9-1 on this surface in 2010 (he won a Challenger in January).

sammy01
03-12-2010, 10:19 PM
i hope simon wins his doubes match, i need something to smile about.

good look sexy simon.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 01:19 AM
sexy simon's doubles match is starting now, would be a good start to IW to manage a win.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 02:05 AM
4-6 1-2, has simon won a set insingles or doubles since his comeback yet :sad:

lalaland
03-13-2010, 02:25 AM
I scoreboard watched the match, a very boring thing to do I must say. So I did play by play to make it interesting:

Gael served first, got broken. 0-1. Gilles opened his serve game with a DF, but he held on without much trouble, 1-2. Montanes DF at bp to give the game back, 2-2. Gael serves again, he's down 2 bps, saved 2nd bp with an Ace, rallied back to hold serve, 3-2. David held, 3-3. Gilles serves, down 0-30 with his 2nd DF, down 2 bps, saved 1 bp but got broken anyway, 3-4. Montanes held, 3-5. Gael held to stay in the set, 4-5. David held again, so far he’s the only one that hasn’t been broken. Ferrer/Montanes took set 1 6-4 in 32 mins.

Gilles held serve to start set 2, an Ace to finish that game, 1-0. Montanes also held at 15, 1-1. Gael served, broken at 15, down 1-2 for the Frenchies. David held firm his serve again, Frenchies down 1-3. Gilles serves, broken at love. Frenchies down 1-4. Montanes held, Frenchies down 1-5. Gael serving to stay in match, serve his first DF but Ace a 2nd serve to hold, still down 2-5. David, who hasn’t been broken yet in the entire match, serves for the match. He held.

Spaniards beat Frenchies 6-4, 6-2 in just under an hour.

Well, that was quick. Hope they at least have a fun time on court.



Gilles' single match is scheduled on Stadium 3, first match tomorrow, start time 11am. Good luck Gillou.

Keijan
03-13-2010, 01:19 PM
Gaël said on his twitter that it was very windy. He sounded disappointed about their performance. Ah well, I don't think they ever took it as anything over than a bit of fun between buddies, but they're so competitive that it was obviously disappointing.

MsTree
03-13-2010, 01:37 PM
I've started following Gael on Twitter. I love his "Morning twitter" tweets, and everyone's his boy :lol:

Keijan
03-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Noooo Leslee, only Jo is his boy :p Gilles is his chouchou !

krn81
03-13-2010, 04:30 PM
:mad: I saw the offer from the atp about tennis tv channel on the atp website and i was planning to enjoy to see gillou playing on a decent screen and i am starting to get pissed off, is someone else tried to subscribe to this website? It is impossible to pay, i tried with different cards and failed each time :(

It is easier to get streaming so almost being illegal :rolleyes: than subscribe to the official channel :o

Hope i can have access before tonight and can enjoy gillou playing... It is good he is playing first, i do not need to get up in the middle of the night ;)

MsTree
03-13-2010, 05:25 PM
Noooo Leslee, only Jo is his boy :p Gilles is his chouchou !

OK I stand corrected :p

Hope you get something sorted before the match Karine! I've never subscribed, I think Fran used to though?

sammy01
03-13-2010, 05:38 PM
sexy simon's match will be streamed live on bet 3 6 5 at 7pm uk time.

tedlesurfeur
03-13-2010, 05:42 PM
Gaël said on his twitter that it was very windy. He sounded disappointed about their performance. Ah well, I don't think they ever took it as anything over than a bit of fun between buddies, but they're so competitive that it was obviously disappointing.

Well, that's what I like about (three of the) musketeers. They don't go by the french saying "the important thing is to participate" ... which is a sucky saying for top sportsmen.

I think it's good for them to feel it's never enough. They should always be willing to win, like Federer, the Williamses and so on.. Even for training matches !! it has to be their way !! :D

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 05:42 PM
:mad: I saw the offer from the atp about tennis tv channel on the atp website and i was planning to enjoy to see gillou playing on a decent screen and i am starting to get pissed off, is someone else tried to subscribe to this website? It is impossible to pay, i tried with different cards and failed each time :(

It is easier to get streaming so almost being illegal :rolleyes: than subscribe to the official channel :o

Hope i can have access before tonight and can enjoy gillou playing... It is good he is playing first, i do not need to get up in the middle of the night ;)

I was with them last year. It didn't work a lot of the time so I don't pay any more bet365 is a good and legal stream.

tedlesurfeur
03-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Since I've never opened a thread here and people tell me I'm lucky all the time, I'm hoping this supposed luck* rubs off on our Gillou with me opening this thread. :angel: :p

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Allez Gilles!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


*Supposed, because I believe that (for a big part) people can create their own luck. And this applies to most of the reasons why people call me lucky. :)

You know that if he loses before QFs, we'll voodoo you out for good :devil: just kidding :lol:

krn81
03-13-2010, 05:52 PM
I was with them last year. It didn't work a lot of the time so I don't pay any more bet365 is a good and legal stream.

Ok so it is good to see i am not the only one to get troubles, not so smart from them... i think i will give up with them :rolleyes:
I was last year watching on betfair, is the streaming from bet365 is better? i am getting older and need a bigger screen to watch the matches :p

only one hour to go and to see the first two sets won by gillou :bounce:

MsTree
03-13-2010, 06:06 PM
I've got my fingers crossed Sky have their unreliable interactive streams working otherwise I'll be joining you in Bet365 :) I am also old and need a big screen :lol:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 06:25 PM
I've got my fingers crossed Sky have their unreliable interactive streams working otherwise I'll be joining you in Bet365 :) I am also old and need a big screen :lol:

well the bigger the screen the bigger simon :inlove:

lalaland
03-13-2010, 06:32 PM
Have to go out now, can't watch his match today.:(

Gilles, please win this. Allez, good luck, bonne chance. C'mon..............:bounce:

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:02 PM
Yay! :dance: Sky have it on stream 4 :woohoo: Allez Gilles! :D

krn81
03-13-2010, 07:09 PM
i also have it on a "bigger screen"
http://www.fromsport.com/video-200590.html
it looks blue is fashion color in tennis for the spring season 2010 :D

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:11 PM
Is anyone else getting noise interference when the shot cuts to the view of the court?

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:12 PM
Is anyone else getting noise interference when the shot cuts to the view of the court?

:o yes horrible noise!

krn81
03-13-2010, 07:13 PM
me too i have from time to time

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:14 PM
if he loses this match, imma cut myself

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:16 PM
urghhhhhhhh that noise i have it on mute now

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:19 PM
hes winning :dance:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:23 PM
1-1 hes so sexy, gosh i love him

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:25 PM
were the ballboy and ballgirl holding hands, sweet lol

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:25 PM
That forehand :hearts:
He's got his finger taped!

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:28 PM
Now there's no sound at all!

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:29 PM
i've still got mine on mute lol

hes returning like shit

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:30 PM
Nice haircut though :D

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:33 PM
Nice haircut though :D

yep and although hes not clean shaven, hes not got too much bum fluff :inlove:

where is everyone?

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:35 PM
3-3 boy is he returning shit

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:37 PM
great pass

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:42 PM
Nice play Gillou :) Apart from the slam dunk that is :lol:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:46 PM
at least the sound is sorted. i hate that someone with as shit serve as dabul simon is having no impact returning

krn81
03-13-2010, 07:50 PM
time to return well and to break ;)

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 07:52 PM
he is playing shit :(

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 07:54 PM
ffs Gilles :( he's a little bit slow of foot still for him :(

At least he looks good :(

MsTree
03-13-2010, 07:57 PM
He's not wearing his necklace. Wonder if he's lost it?

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 07:59 PM
Has he worn it this year. I haven't noticed it (but then I've only seen him play once I think).

Gilles :(

sammy01
03-13-2010, 07:59 PM
well that was a shit service game, he looks so flat

5-6*

losing to dabul would be shameful

krn81
03-13-2010, 07:59 PM
he is playing crap and starts again to comment his own match... :rolleyes:

MsTree
03-13-2010, 08:00 PM
This is only his third match (fourth if you count the doubles). No he hasn't worn it this year. Hope Alli meets him and asks him about it!

krn81
03-13-2010, 08:01 PM
He's not wearing his necklace. Wonder if he's lost it?
you have good eyes ;) i havent notice it...

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:03 PM
Come on Gilles. If all else fails go back to pushing.

krn81
03-13-2010, 08:06 PM
Well lets hope he is taking back his old habbit to lose the first set and winning the 2 next...:rolleyes:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:06 PM
it has been bugging me so, but i finally figured out who badul's serve is the exact copy of kimiko date krumm lol

absolute shit set from simon 5-7, i feel depressed.

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:07 PM
ufffffffffff so close :o:o:o 5-7:sobbing::tears:


HI guys :wavey:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:08 PM
My commentator is saying how well Dabul is playing but I just think Gilles is being crap.

This is so depressing. More depressing than livescoring Richard last night. Please win a set this year soon Gilles. Like NOW!!

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:09 PM
his forehand is all over the place

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:09 PM
omg what in the name of hell was that forehand

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:10 PM
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr get with it simon, all my faves suck. worst thing is they suck and are getting injured as well lol

MsTree
03-13-2010, 08:11 PM
Hi Yavor! :hug:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:11 PM
omg set and a break down.

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:11 PM
broken :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

:o

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:11 PM
Gilles you are far to good a player for this. What the hell.

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:12 PM
Hi Yavor! :hug:

:smooch:



ALLEZ!!!:(

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:13 PM
What did Gilles just shout. My french is not quick enough for that.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:14 PM
0-2 dabul is just toying with him now :sad:

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:15 PM
0-2 :sobbing: :tears:

krn81
03-13-2010, 08:17 PM
What did Gilles just shout. My french is not quick enough for that.
he just sayed something like "i just shoot where i should not!!" but he is starting to talk lot again...

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:24 PM
is it me or he's in desperate need for a shirt change :p :lol:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Ok what was that one. He certainly is not a happy bunny tonight and rightly so.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:26 PM
his screaming and moaning makes me horny :angel:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:27 PM
is it me or he's in desperate need for a shirt change :p :lol:

a short change would be better :angel:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:28 PM
2-4 getting desperate now :sad:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:29 PM
his screaming and moaning makes me horny :angel:

I'm glad someone is getting some kind of enjoyment from this match.

MsTree
03-13-2010, 08:30 PM
:lol: Definitely time for a shirt change :)

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:32 PM
Gilles needs a forehand.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:35 PM
I'm glad someone is getting some kind of enjoyment from this match.

thats the only pleasure im getting from it!

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:36 PM
I need to watch one of Gilles's matches live quickly. He's never lost a singles match when I've watched him live. ;)

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:40 PM
cmon gilles break here

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:44 PM
4-5 it is now or never to break, if kim clijsters loses later im quitting following watching tennis lol

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:45 PM
Hey at least Gilles and Richard will both be prettying up Sunrise on Tuesday.

MsTree
03-13-2010, 08:48 PM
Just as well he entered Sunrise then :lol:

sammy01
03-13-2010, 08:48 PM
best draw he could have hoped for, he played shit and deservedly lost. hate that his game is looking so bad.

rtgy
03-13-2010, 08:50 PM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

krn81
03-13-2010, 08:52 PM
44% first serve 0/5 bp won :help:
it looks he is not a big fan of desert after last year :rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:52 PM
are there streams for sunrise?

I just hope he wins a match. Dabul is barely top 200 and he can't beat him :(

krn81
03-13-2010, 08:58 PM
btw he still did not win a set this year or i missed one?

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 08:58 PM
nope he hasn't won a set this year :( Or even come close really.

Puschkin
03-13-2010, 09:05 PM
What happened, I just came in to see it was over?

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 09:08 PM
Gilles is playing like he is barely top 200.

I think he needs lots of practice to get his movement sorted again. He's def a step slower and he needs the movement because he hits so flat he has little margin for error.

MsTree
03-13-2010, 09:12 PM
It's really good to see Mario Ancic playing again too.

Gilles will pick it up, he's just not quite there yet.

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 09:15 PM
he's very far from being there really. Worse than his Davis cup slump from last year.

sammy01
03-13-2010, 09:33 PM
is he still in the sunrise challenger?

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 09:34 PM
well he entered and I haven't heard that he withdrew.

Truc
03-13-2010, 10:12 PM
are there streams for sunrise?I'm not sure, last year there was one, but it seemed to be the same livestream service as Delray Beach, if I remember well, and there was no livestream anymore for Delray Beach this year.

Kezzi
03-13-2010, 10:23 PM
You know that if he loses before QFs, we'll voodoo you out for good :devil: just kidding :lol:
:awww:

But bring it on! :devil:

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 10:25 PM
I can't see that there is a stream from the tournament site. It doesn't mention one.

but i found this here which suggests there might be one

http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis

nothing on live score hunter though and that is normally the bible.

Kezzi
03-13-2010, 10:30 PM
I just read the live score posts... :sad::tears::crying2:

Truc
03-13-2010, 10:37 PM
I just came across this, there must be a full interview somewhere:

"Je n'ai jamais réussi un bon coup sur balle de break, sauf peut-être une fois", a lancé Simon qui fait face à de nombreuses blessures. "J'ai fait ce que j'ai pu et ce n'était pas beaucoup. Cela irait mieux si je n'avais pas 4000 problèmes sur le terrain que je ne devrais pas avoir à gérer", a-t-il déclaré.
Le joueur de 25 ans souffre notamment du dos, d'ampoules aux pieds et aux mains. "Et ce matin, il y avait les abdos en plus, a-t-il précisé. Ce n'est pas facile quand tu ne pas faire tel geste parce que tu as mal, ça me met plus de pression de réussir les occasions que j'ai. (...) Finalement, la seule chose qui va, c'est le genou...", a-t-il indiqué, ironiquement.
http://sport.france3.fr/tennis/atp-wta/simon-tombe-de-haut-61768537.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+France3-Sport-Tennis+%28France+3+-+Sport+-+Tennis%29

"I never played a good shot on a BP, maybe once. I did what I could and it wasn't much. It would be better if I hadn't 4000 problems to deal with on the court." He's referring to the fact that he has a painful back and blisters at the hands and the feet. "And this morning the abs started to hurt too. It's not easy when you can't move because you're in pain. It put me even more under pressure to take my chances. Actually, the only fine thing is the knee..."

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 10:43 PM
I just came across this, there must be a full interview somewhere:

"Je n'ai jamais réussi un bon coup sur balle de break, sauf peut-être une fois", a lancé Simon qui fait face à de nombreuses blessures. "J'ai fait ce que j'ai pu et ce n'était pas beaucoup. Cela irait mieux si je n'avais pas 4000 problèmes sur le terrain que je ne devrais pas avoir à gérer", a-t-il déclaré.
Le joueur de 25 ans souffre notamment du dos, d'ampoules aux pieds et aux mains. "Et ce matin, il y avait les abdos en plus, a-t-il précisé. Ce n'est pas facile quand tu ne pas faire tel geste parce que tu as mal, ça me met plus de pression de réussir les occasions que j'ai. (...) Finalement, la seule chose qui va, c'est le genou...", a-t-il indiqué, ironiquement.
http://sport.france3.fr/tennis/atp-wta/simon-tombe-de-haut-61768537.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+France3-Sport-Tennis+%28France+3+-+Sport+-+Tennis%29

"I never played a good shot on a BP, maybe once. I did what I could and it I wasn't much. It would be better if I hadn't 4000 problems to deal with on the court." He's referring to the fact that he has a painful back and blisters at the hands and the feet. "And this morning the abs started to hurt too. It's not easy when you can't move because you're in pain. It put me even more under pressure to take my chances. Actually, the only fine thing is the knee..."

I can totally see him saying that. Poor Gilles I bet he is so pissed off.

Truc
03-13-2010, 10:46 PM
Not sure at all he will play Sunrise then.

Puschkin
03-13-2010, 10:50 PM
He's referring to the fact that he has a painful back and blisters at the hands and the feet. "And this morning the abs started to hurt too. It's not easy when you can't move because you're in pain."
:awww: When it rains, it pours. Poor Gilles.

Cloudygirl
03-13-2010, 10:51 PM
Not sure at all he will play Sunrise then.

It would be totally dumb to play, but Gilles is stubborn and he played for 6 months on a dodgy knee so we know he does silly things.

tedlesurfeur
03-14-2010, 12:27 AM
:awww:

But bring it on! :devil:

:p

Gilles played better when there were just a few of us in here :o :devil: j/k

lalaland
03-14-2010, 07:22 AM
Oh dear, Gilles :sad::sad::sad:.

Can't say I'm all that surprise though, somehow I had a bad feeling about it when Dabul beat Mayer.

Well, anyhow, don't despair, just keep plugging away, you will get back your mojo someday, Gilles :hug:.

Truc
03-14-2010, 09:52 AM
In L'Equipe today:
http://monimag.eu/upload/395/simon ca bloque.jpg

Truc
03-14-2010, 10:07 AM
Three tournaments and yet to win a set, the morale is very low: "I'm reaching saturation point. Nothing is working. And the worst thing is that I don't see how it would work. Everybody is asking me how my knee feels. You know what? Yes, my knee is fine, but that's the only part of my body which isn't hurting. My back seized up 3 days ago. Impossible to work on my serve normally." It was obvious yesterday against Dabul (44% 1st serves). He even won more points on his 2nd serve than on his 1st serve. But let's go on with the medical examination. "My feet are in blood and my hands not far from it. Blisters, blisters everywhere!... Oh, I forgot! This morning my abs were hurting like hell. My body is a big mess because it isn't used to the effort anymore."
But there's more than that. Simon isn't back to the real Simon yet in the game. His groundstrokes have no fluidity, not even his backhand which is his more natural shot, and his tactical management of yesterday's match was random.
Tulasne says that Gilles was playing at a level which allowed a consistent player like Dabul to play his game. Gilles gives his best, but he's tight on all the big points (he had 5 break points, or rather rebreak points, but he didn't take any). "Yes, there's a lot of work to do, but it's normal after an injury. He needs to be in a match situation to 'unjam'/get things moving again." So the Sunrise Challenger can already book two rooms for Gasquet and Simon.

Truc
03-14-2010, 11:01 AM
http://www.eurosport.fr/tennis/masters-indian-wells/2010/simon-patauge_sto2253842/story.shtml
It's the same, but he explains for example that he couldn't hit a cross FH because of his abs (or his back?), which doesn't make things easier against a leftie.
And it confirms he will play Sunrise even though he keeps complaining that his body is aching all over: "All those little pains will go away at some point..."

JMG says that Sunrise will be on bwin.

but-it's-ok
03-14-2010, 05:05 PM
:awww:Gilles:hug: This is so:sad::sad: It often happens than whilst working to rehabilitate one part of the body,others break down. I have so much sympathy for him,his physical state is getting to him mentally,and vice versa,a wicked vicious circle:(:(:(

I hope by the time his next tournament comes around(I assume he won't bother with the Challenger,even though it looks like the contrary)his aches and pains in his back,abs etc have cleared up.

Tutu
03-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Lord. :o What the hell? If you're in pain you don't play more tournaments, Gilles. :o

But come on. :awww:

Truc
03-14-2010, 08:47 PM
I find a bit odd that he's talking about reaching "a saturation point". I hope he said that in the grip of the disappointment.
He knows that his comeback in Marseille and Dubai was ridiculously premature, not even able to practice twice a day, aching all over after each practice session - any other player would have skipped those 2 tournaments. It appears he's still not really in shape to play, of course it's frustrating, but it is a bit early to lose his patience already.
I'm fine with him wanting to play tournaments and to test himself on the tour rather than training in Paris, but he has to put things into perspective then.

He should rewatch the matches of his boyfriend when he came back from his long injury break at the beginning of 2008 - boy that match in Dubai, he was looking like a complete beginner out there, I don't think I've ever seen a pro play so poorly... He started to play better in Miami and a few months later he was in the Roland SF, it's really not unusual to take a couple of months.

Puschkin
03-14-2010, 09:19 PM
I'm fine with him wanting to play tournaments and to test himself on the tour rather than training in Paris, but he has to put things into perspective then.
I am not convinced.

... it's really not unusual to take a couple of months.
exactly, no need to despair, even if being patient can be hard sometimes.

MsTree
03-14-2010, 09:40 PM
I don't think patience is in his repertoire (apart from tactically of course :p)

Puschkin
03-14-2010, 10:29 PM
I don't think patience is in his repertoire (apart from tactically of course :p)
My comment referred to the patience of fans.

MsTree
03-14-2010, 10:35 PM
Ah OK :)

Well I've plenty of patience, I'm not expecting miracles for him and it's obviously going to take a few months for him to get match fit again. On the plus side he's more unfit and therefore quite sweaty so our chances of seeing a shirt change are pretty high :lol:

Puschkin
03-14-2010, 10:42 PM
On the plus side he's more unfit and therefore quite sweaty so our chances of seeing a shirt change are pretty high :lol:

I see. ;)

Truc
03-14-2010, 10:44 PM
:lol: It's looking good for Miami, that's where he changed his shirt for the first and last time during a match, right?

My example was not very good, maybe he also says "saturation point" as "this is more than my body can cope with" and not with reference to the time it takes to get back in form. But he does sound pretty impatient anyway in the few statements I read. Too impatient.

turtle-rn
03-14-2010, 10:47 PM
Perm + DC holiday camp + Tulasne ---> :timebomb:



But still, it just isn't right is it, to claim he was 100% ready a few days ago and now physically falling apart like this. He can't be that deluded.

I thought the tournament was to start tomorrow! >_<

Cloudygirl
03-14-2010, 10:49 PM
The main draw of sunrise starts Tuesday I think.

turtle-rn
03-14-2010, 10:53 PM
He should rewatch the matches of his boyfriend when he came back from his long injury break at the beginning of 2008 - boy that match in Dubai, he was looking like a complete beginner out there, I don't think I've ever seen a pro play so poorly...
I would rather have him watch Kim or Justine's matches when they came back to see how one can get fully prepared. Unlike the mental stuff, the physical aspects of a real match can be reproduced in trainings.

MsTree
03-14-2010, 10:54 PM
Perm + DC holiday camp + Tulasne ---> :timebomb:

:lol: In order of importance Nat :p

Cloudygirl
03-14-2010, 11:02 PM
Am I the only one that likes his hair. It's far sexier than his tennis.

turtle-rn
03-14-2010, 11:14 PM
Well I've plenty of patience, I'm not expecting miracles for him and it's obviously going to take a few months for him to get match fit again.
Ditto. I'm just thinking it's kind of strange he has to be in match situation to do some rather basic work. It's well known he's never been big on trainings and stuff but at his current level, it means one match per tournament/week, obviously the working will be done at a quite slow pace. :p

But that's ok, I need time for my new obssession. :D

The main draw of sunrise starts Tuesday I think.
I'm not sure if your comment referred to mine, I was talking about IW. Yep I'm totally out of the loop. :o

Am I the only one that likes his hair.
I hope so. :p

turtle-rn
03-14-2010, 11:16 PM
:lol: In order of importance Nat :p
Well, the photos will remain forever. :o

rtgy
03-14-2010, 11:47 PM
He should rewatch the matches of his boyfriend......


:lol: :rolls: Gael:devil::lol:

.....when he came back from his long injury break at the beginning of 2008 - boy that match in Dubai, he was looking like a complete beginner out there, I don't think I've ever seen a pro play so poorly... He started to play better in Miami and a few months later he was in the Roland SF, it's really not unusual to take a couple of months.


to be honest I don't even know what's best for him right now......to play or to give himself some time to rest:shrug: the problem with Gillou is that he's too stubborn with pretty much everything:o

MsTree
03-14-2010, 11:54 PM
But that's ok, I need time for my new obssession. :D

:lol: I've got a new obsession too. Maybe that's the secret to being patient :devil:

lalaland
03-15-2010, 08:02 AM
I find a bit odd that he's talking about reaching "a saturation point". I hope he said that in the grip of the disappointment.
He knows that his comeback in Marseille and Dubai was ridiculously premature, not even able to practice twice a day, aching all over after each practice session - any other player would have skipped those 2 tournaments. It appears he's still not really in shape to play, of course it's frustrating, but it is a bit early to lose his patience already.
I'm fine with him wanting to play tournaments and to test himself on the tour rather than training in Paris, but he has to put things into perspective then.


Thanks Fran, for the news.

I’m glad that Gilles whined about all these, so we at least know what is his problem, which is still mostly physical at this point. On the other hand, he doesn’t have the right to whine then, since he’s the one who’s insisted on coming back way sooner than he should, the consequence is that he has to now suffer even more physically, he's paying for his choice, so he better just suck it up.

Anyway, I’m thinking maybe he overtrained in the past few weeks, pushing his body past the limit in hope of catching up for lost time. It doesn’t work that way obviously, and the body is breaking down. He should listen to his body and stop the “refusing to be injured” nonsense. And that’s really unfortunate if he is now feeling the pressure of not being able to win a match, or even a set. There’s yet another lesson to learn.

Having said all that, wish I can give him a hug though, it’s hard for him. But I have to believe that he has always been able to work his way out of dire situations before, so he will find his way again, eventually, I hope.

lalaland
03-15-2010, 08:05 AM
:lol: I've got a new obsession too. Maybe that's the secret to being patient :devil:

I probably need a new obsession too. Not that I'm impatience or anything, but this is going to take a bit more time it seems, I need as much distraction I can get. Alpine Skiing season is over :sad:, that doesn't help.

Puschkin
03-15-2010, 07:11 PM
1st round at Sunrise against.............. Gasquet. :devil:

MsTree
03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Oh ffs :tape:

Cloudygirl
03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
oh I have horrendously divided loyalties :( this should have been the final.

Meh I want Gilles to win but I also want Richard to win. Stupid draw maker. :(

lalaland
03-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Damn. So it's likely he won't be winning his first match in Sunrise then :(. Oh well, at least he can help a friend :p.

Puschkin
03-15-2010, 07:39 PM
oh I have horrendously divided loyalties :( this should have been the final.
My loyalty is not devided, and I hope Gilles' fans will understand, but I agree: this should be the final.

Cloudygirl
03-15-2010, 07:53 PM
When I say I have divided loyalties I mean I will feel guilty. I'm obviously rooting for Richard.

Sorry Gilles :(

I can't remember the last time I didn't cheer for Gilles.

MsTree
03-15-2010, 08:56 PM
:sad: Poor Gillou! What if he looks in here for a bit of moral support and finds a heap of Gasquet fans cheering against him :tape:
Kidding :devil: honest :lol:

There's not much positive to say about the draw, so I won't even try. Roll on Miami ;)

Cloudygirl
03-15-2010, 09:01 PM
Well Gilles should get comfort that I think he's prettier I just like Richard's backhand down the line more ;)

The outcome is by no means certain as Richard seems to have forgotten how to close out matches or even tie breaks recently.

If it is on fairly early I wonder if there is any chance anyone will record it. I'm out tomorrow night.

Kezzi
03-15-2010, 09:36 PM
oh I have horrendously divided loyalties :( this should have been the final.

Meh I want Gilles to win but I also want Richard to win. Stupid draw maker. :(
I always think of it that at least one of my favorites advances. ;)

lalaland
03-15-2010, 09:41 PM
Gilles' body has forgotten that he is a tennis player :tape:, so I'll say Richard still holds a sizable advantage in spite of his issue.

I'm sorry Gilles, if you are looking for moral support, I haven't been giving you much since I've already called doom in Sunrise for you :p. By no problem, Miami is looking good, at least until that draw comes out ;).

MsTree
03-17-2010, 08:38 PM
MTF is such a pain!!!

Gillou v Richie 7pm local time, Allez Gilles :D

lalaland
03-17-2010, 08:59 PM
It's been raining so they are still drying the court. First match hasn't start yet, I think, and Gilles' match is the 5th match on stadium court. If they don't make any court change (which they may not be able to anyway, depends on how fast they can dry the other courts), his match will likely starts at 11pm tonite or sth like that, and that's assuming no more rain today.

Puschkin
03-17-2010, 10:12 PM
If they don't make any court change (which they may not be able to anyway, depends on how fast they can dry the other courts), his match will likely starts at 11pm tonite or sth like that, and that's assuming no more rain today.
They did change the courts, only three matches on centre court now, Gilles- Richard still the last one. The first is currently 4-3* Serra, looking sunny now over there.

MsTree
03-17-2010, 11:00 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-202847.html if anyone needs a stream :)
Jeez work sucks! If I stay up to watch Gillou, Andy's match will just be starting and when that finishes it'll be time to go to work again :( I already know that I'll be doing it, just thought I'd have a moan :lol:

Puschkin
03-17-2010, 11:03 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-202847.html if anyone needs a stream :)
Jeez work sucks! If I stay up to watch Gillou, Andy's match will just be starting and when that finishes it'll be time to go to work again :( I already know that I'll be doing it, just thought I'd have a moan :lol:

I have a half-moan then, watching the first match with you, but not the second!:wavey:

Kezzi
03-17-2010, 11:18 PM
I just opened the stream... big crowd present there. :p

Cloudygirl
03-17-2010, 11:23 PM
I'll stay up for this one but no way I'm watching Andy too I've had a cracking headache all week which I'm sure hasn't been helped by watching tiny live streams.

Cloudygirl
03-17-2010, 11:24 PM
damn you Nole for killing my bracket challenge!

MsTree
03-17-2010, 11:37 PM
I half a half-moan then, watching the first match with you, but not the second!:wavey:

:hug: So we can pick a cute guy and not expect too much together then :D

Puschkin
03-17-2010, 11:44 PM
:hug: So we can pick a cute guy and not expect too much together then :D
:haha: Exactly.

Cloudygirl
03-17-2010, 11:46 PM
I have mixed feelings of anticipation and dread about this match.

MsTree
03-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Join us :) Don't expect anything and just enjoy the gorgeousness :)

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:16 AM
my expectation is sexy boys and sexy backhands

MsTree
03-18-2010, 12:20 AM
There will definitely be at least one sexy boy but I'm not getting my hopes up about anything else :lol:

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:21 AM
even if Richard plays completely shite you are guaranteed to get at least one nice backhand. And Gilles always looks pretty.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 12:41 AM
Yes he does. :D

Steps has won, are we up next?

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 12:42 AM
Steps has won, are we up next?
we? :haha:

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:43 AM
The match was not before 7, and i think it's nearly 8 so should be up next.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 12:46 AM
We = Margareta + Tori + Me :) (+whoever else has sadistic tendencies)

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:46 AM
Well they are on court in front of about 3 people. I hope they realise that us loonies have stayed up to watch them.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 12:48 AM
We could always tweet Gael and get him to text them so they know :lol:

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:52 AM
he's too busy living it up in Vegas

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 12:52 AM
We = Margareta + Tori + Me :) (+whoever else has sadistic tendencies)
I am sure there are more people watching this in Europe in the middle of the night than over there.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 12:53 AM
There really aren't too many ppl watching. How much is the ticket? $10? They probably charge more for parking at Key Biscayne.

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
I'm so upset these guys are playing in a challenger

lalaland
03-18-2010, 12:58 AM
I'm so upset these guys are playing in a challenger

Even more upsetting is that they are playing each other at a first round in a challenger event.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 02:09 AM
:dance: :woohoo: :aparty: :D :D :D

So the best man won after all Margareta :devil:

And how annoying is MTF to be down for the whole match :o

whattheheck
03-18-2010, 02:10 AM
Gillou just won against Gasquet 6-4, 6-4

Kezzi
03-18-2010, 02:11 AM
Gilles won. :bounce:
I do know it's a challenger, but since they both shouldn't have to play it, I consider it a real 1st round match. :p

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 02:12 AM
So the best man won after all Margareta :devil:
No doubt. The match was overall poor, Gilles got better the longer it lasted, congrats to him. :) As for Richard: get out of Miami, this place is too much for you!

MsTree
03-18-2010, 02:16 AM
I thought there were loads of encouraging signs, Gillou's net play was much improved and he'll get a bit of confidence from the win. :D Agreed Richie didn't play very well. We'll take it though!

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 02:18 AM
Not taking any credit away from Gilles but that was horrendous from Richard. I dont feel I have a gauge on Gilles level yet. I thought in the first set, anyone playing decently would have probably blown him away. Still hopefully it will up his confidence at least.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 02:55 AM
I take that Richard wasn't playing too well, but I thought Gilles was pretty good. I mean, he's been hitting those ridiculous UEs that missed the line by a mile in the previous 2 matches (don't know about the IW match since I still haven't get the heart to see that Dabul match yet). He hit rather clean today and also did pretty well at the net.

Anyhow, I don't care, it's a win, that's what he most needed right now. At least he can maybe perhaps possibly relax a little bit and not be so tight for the next match.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 05:02 AM
Thursday OOP, 4th match on Stadium 1, Starace Vs Simon, not before 5pm local time.

but-it's-ok
03-18-2010, 11:59 AM
Gilles:yeah: I'm a Richie fan too,but Gillou needs the match play,and victories more urgently right now:shrug:

rtgy
03-18-2010, 12:32 PM
Gillou just won against Gasquet 6-4, 6-4

yeah :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: I'm so happy :D great victory:D


Gillou :D:D:D

:worship::worship::worship:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:14 PM
The person who wrote this must have been on drugs :devil:


Simon Beats Gasquet in All-French Opener

In first-round action at the BMW Tennis Championship, Gilles Simon (FRA) played near perfect tennis to beat countryman Richard Gasquet (FRA) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Simon's victory marked the first time that he has beaten Gasquet in five career head-to-head meetings.

Simon broke Gasquet’s serve in the third game of the first set, and this one break was all Simon needed as he took the set, 6-4.

In the second set, Gasquet, playing in his first BMW Tennis Championship, broke Simon and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. Simon dug in to hold his serve in the fourth game while breaking Gasquet twice to even the score at 3-3. Throughout the match, the two Frenchmen played nearly flawlessly, making few unforced errors, instead forcing the other to earn each point by brilliant play. Simon broke Gasquet once more in the seventh game and held on to win the second set, 6-4, and take the match.

Gasquet’s game is so technically complete, he’s been called the “Baby Federer.” But Simon matched his opponent in technical perfection, giving up few cheap points and capturing the match with balletic overhead smashes, exquisitely placed down-the-line groundstrokes and sharp putaway volleys.

The second-seeded Simon, who is making his third appearance in the tournament, advances to the second round, where he will meet Potito Starace (ITA). Starace defeated Harel Levy (ISR) 6-2, 6-3.

Story by Amy Roth, BMW Tennis Media Staff
March 17, 2009

http://www.sunrisetennis.com/index.php/media/news/2010-news/334-simon-beats-gasquet-in-all-french-opener.html

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 08:17 PM
The person who wrote this must have been on drugs :devil:
or blind :inlove: with both of them [or trying to sell tickets]. :p

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:19 PM
That person is either the biggest liar going or was in the pub instead of watching the match ;)

I love them both but I'm not completely deluded.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:30 PM
When it comes to Gillou my rose tinted glasses are always firmly on but it was too much even for me :lol:

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 08:31 PM
When it comes to Gillou my rose tinted glasses are always firmly on but it was too much even for me :lol:
When it comes to Richard my rose tinted glasses are always firmly on but it was too much even for me :lol:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:33 PM
In the second set, Gasquet, playing in his first BMW Tennis Championship, broke Simon and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. Simon dug in to hold his serve in the fourth game while breaking Gasquet twice to even the score at 3-3.

Just noticed this as well - 3-0, Gillou held serve to make it 3-1 and then broke Richie TWICE to go 3-3 :haha:

When it comes to Richard my rose tinted glasses are always firmly on but it was too much even for me :lol:

:D :hug:

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:35 PM
When it comes to Gillou my rose tinted glasses are always firmly on but it was too much even for me :lol:

maybe they were completely mesmerised by Gilles's eyes and lost track of the match. That is the only other possibility.

I wish I had rose tinted glasses about anything. I'm a realist to the point of pessimist I think :unsure:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Maybe he had "stuff" going on that you couldn't see from the livestream :lol:
I know that would distract me :devil:

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:45 PM
Maybe he had "stuff" going on that you couldn't see from the livestream :lol:
I know that would distract me :devil:


I have no idea what you mean :angel:

lalaland
03-18-2010, 08:48 PM
the two Frenchmen played nearly flawlessly

:haha: they do look flawless though :drool:

There's a video, with Gilles' on court interview on it:
http://www.sunrisetennis.com/index.php/videos/videos/29-March+17%2C+2010+GASQUET+%28FRA%29+vs+SIMON+%28FRA %29.html?userid=63



Jeremy lost :sad:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:48 PM
I have no idea what you mean :angel:

:lol:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 08:58 PM
There's a video, with Gilles' on court interview on it:
http://www.sunrisetennis.com/index.php/videos/videos/29-March+17%2C+2010+GASQUET+%28FRA%29+vs+SIMON+%28FRA %29.html?userid=63

Aw Gillou :hug: What a sweetheart he is :) Nice find Lala :D

lalaland
03-18-2010, 09:12 PM
He is a sweetheart. He can't even give a smile for his first win, maybe because it's a friend he just beat, or it's just R1 in a challenger, or he wasn't happy with his game... He has bigger smile when he lost to his friends. (but then, he almost cry when he beat Gael last year :p, no wonder he always lost to his fellow Frenchies :p)

turtle-rn
03-18-2010, 09:18 PM
The person who wrote this must have been on drugs :devil:
Or that Amy Roth is actually Tulasne's pen-name. The balletic overhead bit is hardcore tulasnesque.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 09:24 PM
Oh, btw, I read it on MiamiHerald, they thought Simon vs Gasquet was such a big deal that even a French TV station is in Sunrise. Well, it's Canal, so I think that's the Les 4 Mousquetaires' crews. I'm beginning to think that they have cancel the tv series without telling us since most of them (besides Jo) are doing so badly these years. But maybe it's still on, just they were maybe waiting for sth interesting to happen before they finish taping the first epi, hope so anyway.

turtle-rn
03-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the vid, the commentator sounds like she's about to doze off. ^_^

MsTree
03-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Or that Amy Roth is actually Tulasne's pen-name. The balletic overhead bit is hardcore tulasnesque.

Even you would have to give Tutu the benefit of knowing that a player doesn't serve two games in a row :p

Kezzi
03-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Even you would have to give Tutu the benefit of knowing that a player doesn't serve two games in a row :p
:lol:

turtle-rn
03-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Exactly, you would expect that from a former player and he knows it. The guy can be smart to confuse people. :devil:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 10:04 PM
Ooh the old double bluff ;) I never thought of that :lol:

MsTree
03-18-2010, 10:25 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-202847.html

Gillou's up next :D

lalaland
03-18-2010, 11:21 PM
He just asked for a trainer, after bending over at the back of the court.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 11:24 PM
4-3 1st set, adv Starace and they've stopped, Gillou's got the trainer out to have a look at his right knee :(

lalaland
03-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Oh no, not that knee. please.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 11:29 PM
I know :tape:

Still, he's back on, I thought he would have to forfeit that game as he had to stop play? But they played the last point anyway, 4-4

Lots of swearing and shouting in French. Racket throwing too :lol:

Truc
03-18-2010, 11:35 PM
No, they're allowed to get a medical time-out in the middle of a game if the physio agrees it requires an immediate medical treatment.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 11:35 PM
He's not looking good. I wish he will just give up if his knee is hurting. I'm getting to the point that I'm angry at him for abusing his body.

MsTree
03-18-2010, 11:38 PM
No, they're allowed to get a medical time-out in the middle of a game if the physio agrees it requires an immediate medical treatment.

Ah ok. Even more worrying.

He did say he would just stop if he began to feel pain didn't he?

turtle-rn
03-18-2010, 11:39 PM
He doesn't look injured to me, more like lazy and impatient. Potito just had to keep the ball in play, Gilles is doing all the winners and faults.

lalaland
03-18-2010, 11:41 PM
*sigh*
Well, he felt pain there, he's not stopping. WTF Gilles, this is a tune up tournament, not to play to jeopardize your next few tournaments.:mad:

lalaland
03-18-2010, 11:46 PM
He doesn't look injured to me, more like lazy and impatient. Potito just had to keep the ball in play, Gilles is doing all the winners and faults.

Well, he was playing decently before he called the trainer, and he wasn't even in a losing position then. Why is he suddenly going thru the motion now after the trainer? If he's not hurt, then he needs to start playing like he means it. Cos again, he's playing here to get some match practices, at least make it worthwhile.

turtle-rn
03-18-2010, 11:57 PM
Allez! break. :D

MsTree
03-19-2010, 12:01 AM
Beatles fan picking the tunes :)

Gillou's gone up a gear. He's coming in to the net a fair bit and doing quite well when he gets there :D

turtle-rn
03-19-2010, 12:02 AM
Well, he was playing decently before he called the trainer, and he wasn't even in a losing position then. Why is he suddenly going thru the motion now after the trainer? If he's not hurt, then he needs to start playing like he means it. Cos again, he's playing here to get some match practices, at least make it worthwhile.
He was prone to that instability since the start of his slump last year, before he was injured. That's where I think he kind of regressed majorly compared to 2008, his inability to control his mood and conduct consistently a gameplan throughout a match without one or two berserk episodes.

turtle-rn
03-19-2010, 12:04 AM
Yes! :D

MsTree
03-19-2010, 12:05 AM
I quite like the berserk episodes :lol:

1 set all. Allez Gilles! :D

turtle-rn
03-19-2010, 12:10 AM
Speaking of Potito, I have sweet potatoes for tonight, I'm gonna experiment a new recipe if Gilles wins. Otherwise, I'll boil them.

lalaland
03-19-2010, 12:23 AM
He was prone to that instability since the start of his slump last year, before he was injured. That's where I think he kind of regressed majorly compared to 2008, his inability to control his mood and conduct consistently a gameplan throughout a match without one or two berserk episodes.

I started following him at RG last year, he got injured there. I just thought it's a norm that he went crazy every other match (and every match in Cincy last year). I must say, besides that match against Ferrero in Wimby when he seemingly just lost the plot and then was going thru the motion after that, I haven't seen this Gilles much. I'm more used to him just screamed and yelled between pts and back in it once the ball is in place. So Idk, this is not what I'm used to see him. But anyhow, I'm fed up trying to understand. This whole injury ordeal, then every decision he made after seems to defy logic, didn't he study logic when he was a teenager? I'm not frustrated by his losses, I'm frustrated bcos I don't understand him.

lalaland
03-19-2010, 12:25 AM
Speaking of Potito, I have sweet potatoes for tonight, I'm gonna experiment a new recipe if Gilles wins. Otherwise, I'll boil them.

Well, for your sake, I hope he wins then. ;)

lalaland
03-19-2010, 12:27 AM
Starace reminds me of Adrian Brody, not sure why. Makes me want to go check out a movie of his for the weekend.

MsTree
03-19-2010, 12:27 AM
I'm not frustrated by his losses, I'm frustrated bcos I don't understand him.
I'm intrigued because I don't understand him :)

lalaland
03-19-2010, 12:31 AM
I'm intrigued because I don't understand him :)

Well, I'm intrigued most of the time, but once in awhile, I'm frustrated.:p

lalaland
03-19-2010, 12:45 AM
I'm going crazy watching this game, now I can understand why he's going crazy playing it :p.

Allez Gilles. Please, hold.

MsTree
03-19-2010, 12:48 AM
Virtual MP and he serve volleys :D

MsTree
03-19-2010, 12:50 AM
Good hold Gillou :hearts:

MsTree
03-19-2010, 01:00 AM
2 MPs Allez Gilles!

MsTree
03-19-2010, 01:02 AM
:dance::woohoo::aparty: :D:D:D
2 matches in a row! Nice one :D

lalaland
03-19-2010, 01:06 AM
My stream froze at mp :rolleyes:.
Well, it's a win. I just hope it's not 2 step forward 1 step back (in terms of his health).
I'm a happy camper, ain't I :p.

Right, allez Gilles, still love you ;).

Cloudygirl
03-19-2010, 01:11 AM
have I just missed the finish, I went out. Glad he's won another one.

MsTree
03-19-2010, 06:09 PM
He's up next vs Hajek :D

Truc
03-19-2010, 06:59 PM
I asked the guy of Sunrise if he has heard anything about Gilles' knee and he answered:
"He hasn't said anything about it, he seemed ok this morning as he walked in."

I saw Hajek's first round against Seb and I was not impressed. I'm surprised he beat Lacko who seemed to play well lately. (I'm a bit disappointed, I was already :drool: at the prospect of a Lacko-Simon match - even if we can't see much with the livestream.)

MsTree
03-19-2010, 08:06 PM
He's out warming up. In white today :)

Cloudygirl
03-19-2010, 08:10 PM
he looks stiff and no I don't mean what you are thinking

MsTree
03-19-2010, 08:17 PM
:lol: He's probably knackered. I'll be delighted and amazed if he can string 3 wins together :)