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Puschkin
03-18-2010, 02:43 AM
If he's not fixed post Miami he needs a sports psychologist so badly.

Didn't you say your patience would last until the grass season? ;)

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 02:48 AM
yes but that match has shaken me. I've watched some shockers and i think that's the worst I've ever seen him play. Not because he was shanking or anything like that but just because his tactics were absolutely horrendous. Maybe Gilles should give him some tactical tips because he surely needs them.

I always felt in some way with Peyre that as well as the fitness (I support that bit) they were in some way turning him into something that he isn't. Under Peyre I felt he became more passive, he seems more reluctant to even enter the court (sometimes he is so behind the baseline you barely see him). I'm worried now the same is happening with Markus. Richard is not an argentinian clay court specialist and while I agree with the endurance and fitness aspects i'm worried he is losing what makes him a good tennis player.

icecastle
03-18-2010, 02:57 AM
I think Schu is right, maybe miami is too much for him. Let's see how's he doing after miami. (Though i personally doubt that i will ever get tired of watching him even if he continue to play this bad.)

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Miami now...

Come on Gasquet.

Kournikovaism
03-18-2010, 03:30 AM
Woo Miami Baby :) ;) :lol:

Davodus
03-18-2010, 03:40 AM
My laptop nearly went out the window, you'd be on a flight to sort him out by now. It really was that bad.

:tape: if your laptop nearly went, mine would have for sure... It's disappointing that he is in this form now, given that at the start of the year in Brisbane and Sydney he was playing pretty well. Nothing special but he was solid. It seems that his fitness is too low, so that he has no choice but to work on, but also the 2 losses where he should have won, against Youzhny and Almagro, and even to a lesser extent Greul in IW have hurt him psychologically. If he does play Miami, he needs a good draw for the first round so he can win a match. I think just winning one match would help him relax, but then again I really have no idea :lol:

GasquetFan
03-18-2010, 03:42 AM
Yay! Miami!

Maybe he will win a set? :p

Jozie
03-18-2010, 04:19 AM
Oh dear. :sad:

He really isn't in a good place at the moment(psychologically):confused: Well I remain optimistic that things will turn around after Miami.

acd692
03-18-2010, 04:24 AM
Yay! Miami!

Maybe he will win a set? :p

yeah maybe, HOPEFULLY:(

case
03-18-2010, 04:41 AM
ok so he lost and so i am the only one who thought he really didnt stink.:confused: i was never sure playing the challengers would help him and i cant see how this helped him at all.

so very depressing to see a player actually get WORSE with age (and i dont mean getting old).
seems like he is crumbling to dust before our eyes.

~*BGT*~
03-18-2010, 04:51 AM
Look on the bright side. He's defending zero ranking points from now until August :D

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 08:15 AM
yes but that match has shaken me. I've watched some shockers and i think that's the worst I've ever seen him play.
I have seen equally bad or even worse matches. 2007 before the Wimby semis was rather dreadful, 2008 was bad too for large parts, there were poor performances in IW, Miami, DC in Winston Salem and it got worse after it. Monte Carlo against Querey which I saw with my own eyes was exactly like yesterday or worse.

Under Peyre I felt he became more passive, he seems more reluctant to even enter the court

I don't think he became passive under Peyre, wether he enjoyed the work with him is another story. He never said something about it (and even if he did), we don't know.

As for Markus, it is much too early to judge his approach, they are together for five weeks. And I trust him not to develop Richard into a south American grinder, they guy has led Nalbadian to the Wimby final and David is nothing of a grinder.

What I disliked most yesterday, was the passive body language, not trying. He has done this in all the matches I have seen in 2010 so far, that's why I was always optimistic for the future.

Bad as it was, this was not a pattern up to now, quite the contrary, so I really think it is the special place which subdued him. I wonder if we will hear from himself, but I doubt he will tell us the truth anyway.

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:33 AM
:tape: if your laptop nearly went, mine would have for sure... It's disappointing that he is in this form now, given that at the start of the year in Brisbane and Sydney he was playing pretty well. Nothing special but he was solid. It seems that his fitness is too low, so that he has no choice but to work on, but also the 2 losses where he should have won, against Youzhny and Almagro, and even to a lesser extent Greul in IW have hurt him psychologically. If he does play Miami, he needs a good draw for the first round so he can win a match. I think just winning one match would help him relax, but then again I really have no idea :lol:

He should have won this too Gilles really isn't playing well still. It's just baffling. I can rationalise the Almagro match, he looked dead on his feet, I can understand the AO loss but this one made me want to smack him on the nose.

If he plays with that crappy attitude anyone in the top 250 who can keep a ball in court would stand a chance at him. He is far far far better than this. Reminded me of how badly he lost in Basel.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:16 AM
Miami is where it went all roang for him last year

Miami is where it WILL go all right for him this year.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:20 AM
Look on the bright side. He's defending zero ranking points from now until August :D

He has 90 Points from Rome to defend.

& then from there nothing to September.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:21 AM
The Draw for the Main Draw is on Monday.

1st Round matches start on Wednesday & Thursday

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Miami is where it went all roang for him last year

Miami is where it WILL go all right for him this year.

You deserve a :hug: for your courage!

Tess Gray
03-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Look on the bright side. He's defending zero ranking points from now until August :D

I really like the positive spin you're putting on this situation :p

tennisc
03-18-2010, 11:55 AM
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Nothing. I'm glad I didn't post last night after the match. His whole attitude/body language was terrible! Sometimes I couldn't even see him. It looked like Gilles was playing by himself. I don't think Gilles played that well, but he didn't have to.
I hope that someone close to him is encouraging him and trying to positively motivate him. I still feel he needs just one win to turn things around, for it seems 99% of his problem is in his head,as usual.
Thanks, Puschkin for reminding me of the Querrey match in MC. I needed that. Yeah, he's done worse.
All I can do is pray for you, Richie. God bless you!!!

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 12:22 PM
Thanks, Puschkin for reminding me of the Querrey match in MC. I needed that.
I am not doing this to embarras anyone, I just want to put things into perspective, It is not the case that he never played dreadful matches earlier in his carrer. I just want to argue against the myth that things are becoming worse, they have been bad in the past, too.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

Always Back Richie!!

duong
03-18-2010, 01:52 PM
Richard let him dictate the rallies, rarely went for winners and didn't even put away smashes. Several times he was on his backhand side had the line open and didn't even go for the winner.

From what you say, it just looks that he took it as a practise session : Simon needed matches far more than him :shrug:

By the way, I've read several people worry but his ranking is far good enough to enter ATP250 tournaments.

For Cloudygirl, the Queens is a special case because the cut is around 60, but he needs to win only a few matches until Barcelona to make it : he has no points to defend until then, as the points from Roma will drop-off after the Queens' entry-list.

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 01:56 PM
For Cloudygirl, the Queens is a special case because the cut is around 60, but he needs to win only a few matches until Barcelona to make it : he has no points to defend until then, as the points from Roma will drop-off after the Queens' entry-list.

Welcome here. This is the right place to discuss Richard. I would not want to spoil the Monte Carlo thread by now. To answer to your post from there.

He did take a very important decision recently, working with Markus.

Of course he is not on the Rome list, as his ranking is too low right now, even for the alternates. He may play qualifying, though.

And finally: Mone Carlo is certainly not Federer's favourite tourney, whatever he may say about it while for Richard it was the breakthrough tourney of his career, twice.

duong
03-18-2010, 02:08 PM
Welcome here. This is the right place to discuss Richard. I would not want to spoil the Monte Carlo thread by now. To answer to your post from there.

He did take a very important decision recently, working with Markus.

Of course he is not on the Rome list, as his ranking is too low right now, even for the alternates. He may play qualifying, though.

And finally: Mone Carlo is certainly not Federer's favourite tourney, whatever he may say about it while for Richard it was the breaktrough tourney of his career, twice.

I'm not able to discuss here with you :shrug:

Surely because I'm not a Gasquet's fan but I don't understand you at all.

I was so stunned when I read you wish him not to play in Davis Cup afetr he had practised so much (come on a match against Kohlschreiber, where he would not have been really favourite, was not such a big deal :rolleyes: ).

And I'm stunned reading how much you consider so much about that loss in Sunrise.

It looked as a strange decision to me playing in Sunrise after playing in South America (well I can understand that he decided to play with Markus but this trip after his injury was surely tiring thenwhy play so much afterwards ?), then practising a lot for Davis Cup and then playing many tournaments again in European clay season :cuckoo:

And a first round against Simon who is a friend and who needs matches a lot.

Well I can understand that he didn't give his best :shrug:

Now I read people who wish him not to play in Miami after considering so much the importance of Sunrise :confused:

I just don't understand you :shrug:

Yes he's lost far far worse matches : you speak about the match against Querrey but well he's done far worse during that clay season, like the match against Horna in Roma :lol:

In many occasions (including the doping case), I've not understood you :shrug:

case
03-18-2010, 02:22 PM
I am not doing this to embarras anyone, I just want to put things into perspective, It is not the case that he never played dreadful matches earlier in his carrer. I just want to argue against the myth that things are becoming worse, they have been bad in the past, too.

thinks are getting worse
-he is 23 , 24 in june. not old but in tennis that is middle age.
-his ranking is placing him where he has to qualify or play against players that he isnt mentally tough enough against these days to beat.
-for him to turn around his mental state he needs time (which is costly and long). for example conventional wisdom has an addict needing 6 weeks to MENTALLY get a new direction and gasquet has more than an addiction to losing. he has been developing this personality all his life, how much of that can be changed is still up for debate.
-his opponents think he is beatable. when was the last time gasquet played someone who looked down or defeated after losing a point,a game, or a set? no, they look confident no matter how much they get behind.

when we talked of gasquet turning things around two years ago he could have. things are much different now.

i have always believed gasquet never played for himself, never really liked his job. i still believe it. without his WANTING to change he never will.

tennisc
03-18-2010, 02:22 PM
Yeah, things have been bad in the past, too. Seems like some years it has taken him a few months to find his groove, or whatever. Wasn't it in 2005 he had chicken pox and was out for many weeks and then come back and had a great clay season. And then later that year he was playing with a sore elbow, which turned out to be a small fracture. He has definitely had some setbacks in his career. I believe we need to be positive. I'm not really worried about his ranking. It will take care of itself. Right now, I'm more concerned with him as a person, his happiness and well-being. I really wish him the best.

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 02:27 PM
I was so stunned when I read you wish him not to play in Davis Cup afetr he had practised so much (come on a match against Kohlschreiber, where he would not have been really favourite, was not such a big deal :rolleyes: )

he could not play on Sunday according to DC rules, and I would not have wanted him to play instead of Gael or Tsonga on the first day.

And I'm stunned reading how much you consider so much about that loss in Sunrise.

it is not so much about the defeat in sunrise, it is about the mental stress being back in an environment which almost cost him his career. You don't have to agree with this.

I just don't understand you :shrug:
That is mutual, but that does not prevent us from having a duiscussion. ;)

Yes he's lost far far worse matches : you speak about the match against Querrey but well he's done far worse during that clay season, like the match against Horna in Roma
I never said otherwise. It was exactly these memories which made me so mad yesterday. He might lose close matches, even being match point up, I don't mind that so much, this happens to many other players too, all the time, but this lack-lustre performance was not nice to watch and don't tell me he did it for his "friend" Gilles, I don't think the two are close.

duong
03-18-2010, 02:52 PM
he could not play on Sunday according to DC rules, and I would not have wanted him to play instead of Gael or Tsonga on the first day.

I didn't care about sunday.

Yes for first day I had read it would have been a catastrophe for you and a few others :confused:

it is not so much about the defeat in sunrise, it is about the mental stress being back in an environment which almost cost him his career. You don't have to agree with this.

I can perfectly agree with the fact that it may be a problem for him.
But nobody here is near from him then nobody knows, and here I've mostly read comments about his game.


That is mutual, but that does not prevent us from having a duiscussion. ;)

Disagreeing is not a problem to talk together, but misunderstanding is a bigger problem imo. I don't like talking with people I can't understand since it makes me feel crazy sometimes :o

don't tell me he did it for his "friend" Gilles, I don't think the two are close.

Ok I trust you for that : I had read him having nice worse about Simon, and after Monfils he was the one for whom I had heard the nicest words from him.

Anyway, I'm sure he was fed-up being drawn against him :rolleyes:

Anyway sorry for disturbing you, sometimes I go to players' forums to learn some news, and I'm proud enough to say what I think :o , but I know that players' forums are rather made for people who share much together :shrug:

reggie1
03-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Don't worry Francois, people on here have as diverse an opinion as their nationalities.

Tess Gray
03-18-2010, 07:41 PM
thinks are getting worse
-he is 23 , 24 in june. not old but in tennis that is middle age.
-his ranking is placing him where he has to qualify or play against players that he isnt mentally tough enough against these days to beat.
-for him to turn around his mental state he needs time (which is costly and long). for example conventional wisdom has an addict needing 6 weeks to MENTALLY get a new direction and gasquet has more than an addiction to losing. he has been developing this personality all his life, how much of that can be changed is still up for debate. -his opponents think he is beatable. when was the last time gasquet played someone who looked down or defeated after losing a point,a game, or a set? no, they look confident no matter how much they get behind.

when we talked of gasquet turning things around two years ago he could have. things are much different now.

i have always believed gasquet never played for himself, never really liked his job. i still believe it. without his WANTING to change he never will.

This.

I'm sure Richard himself knows exactly that he needs to change his mindset, but it's so hard to actually do. He has been this way his entire life, you can't just turn it around. He might never change :shrug: Although I don't agree that he never WANTED to play, I think he definitely gets some joy out of tennis. If not, he is old and wise enough to call it a day and retire.


Vicky, what nice way to put it ;)

icecastle
03-18-2010, 07:50 PM
Yeah, things have been bad in the past, too. Seems like some years it has taken him a few months to find his groove, or whatever. Wasn't it in 2005 he had chicken pox and was out for many weeks and then come back and had a great clay season. And then later that year he was playing with a sore elbow, which turned out to be a small fracture. He has definitely had some setbacks in his career. I believe we need to be positive. I'm not really worried about his ranking. It will take care of itself. Right now, I'm more concerned with him as a person, his happiness and well-being. I really wish him the best.

Well said.:yeah:

Schu
03-18-2010, 08:01 PM
thinks are getting worse
-he is 23 , 24 in june. not old but in tennis that is middle age.
-his ranking is placing him where he has to qualify or play against players that he isnt mentally tough enough against these days to beat.
-for him to turn around his mental state he needs time (which is costly and long). for example conventional wisdom has an addict needing 6 weeks to MENTALLY get a new direction and gasquet has more than an addiction to losing. he has been developing this personality all his life, how much of that can be changed is still up for debate.
-his opponents think he is beatable. when was the last time gasquet played someone who looked down or defeated after losing a point,a game, or a set? no, they look confident no matter how much they get behind.

when we talked of gasquet turning things around two years ago he could have. things are much different now.

i have always believed gasquet never played for himself, never really liked his job. i still believe it. without his WANTING to change he never will.

I'm afraid I agree with PART of what you say. While I wouldn't say he has an addiction to loosing or this is a life long issue - how in the world would he have gotten as far as he did, it is becoming a habit and he clearly does not have the inate killer instinct. I'm reminded of words from a famous speech by legendary American football coach VInce Lombardi "Winning is a habit, unfortunately so is loosing. You don't just win some of the time..." ANd right now, actually since his Wimbly loss to Murry, it looks to me like he has developed the habit of loosing.

I also agree that perhaps the MOST damaging implication of all is that EVERYONE on the tour knows that even if you are down a set and a break (or two breaks), if you just play solid tennis and hang in, you've got a VERY good chance of winning the match. and when a player looses any chance to demoralize an opponent, the road is much, much tougher. True he has always had that reputation somewhat but the last few months have pretty much cast it in stone.

HOWEVER, with the proper coaching and the desire, he CAN change his mentality. And that is where i disagree with you, it's not too late (but it does get hardler all the time) and I think he really does want to play. He had the perfect chance to pack it in after the drug suspension but instead he took the time to reflect and had the courage to return to a very difficult situation. And this has got to be sooooo frustrasting for him; if he didn't want to be playing he would have to be REALLY insane to keep up the pretense now.

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:01 PM
I'm not able to discuss here with you :shrug:

Surely because I'm not a Gasquet's fan but I don't understand you at all.

I was so stunned when I read you wish him not to play in Davis Cup afetr he had practised so much (come on a match against Kohlschreiber, where he would not have been really favourite, was not such a big deal :rolleyes: ).

And I'm stunned reading how much you consider so much about that loss in Sunrise.

It looked as a strange decision to me playing in Sunrise after playing in South America (well I can understand that he decided to play with Markus but this trip after his injury was surely tiring thenwhy play so much afterwards ?), then practising a lot for Davis Cup and then playing many tournaments again in European clay season :cuckoo:

And a first round against Simon who is a friend and who needs matches a lot.

Well I can understand that he didn't give his best :shrug:

Now I read people who wish him not to play in Miami after considering so much the importance of Sunrise :confused:

I just don't understand you :shrug:

Yes he's lost far far worse matches : you speak about the match against Querrey but well he's done far worse during that clay season, like the match against Horna in Roma :lol:

In many occasions (including the doping case), I've not understood you :shrug:

I don't think he likes Gilles enough to gift him matches but maybe I'm wrong.

Yes it's a challenger and yes he could pick worse times to play like crap but he's only won one match since January and that is against a pretty much retired Moya. It's frustrating to watch which might make a few of us lose perspective ocassionally.

Call me Tori btw :wavey:

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 08:15 PM
Yes for first day I had read it would have been a catastrophe for you and a few others :confused:
True and I have arguments for that: the surface change, coming in from South America which was poor result-wise, a long history of DC disappointments and a large group of Frenchies ranked far better than him. But I really don#t wont to open this discussion, it is over. He did not play and France won.


Anyway sorry for disturbing you, sometimes I go to players' forums to learn some news, and I'm proud enough to say what I think :o , but I know that players' forums are rather made for people who share much together :shrug:

Of course you are entitled to say what you think as long as their are no insults which never happened with you. And you may have a point, as we follow him closely and for a long time, we might occasionally get over-sensitive. I know, I do. :o

Keijan
03-18-2010, 08:16 PM
don't tell me he did it for his "friend" Gilles, I don't think the two are close.

I don't mean to jump in, but just about this : they are friends, I saw them in Toulon spending their time chatting and laughing together -ok, Gilles was more chatting than Richard, but still :p And remember in Tcheck Republic, Richard was the first to hug Gilles after his loss, etc. And like Duong said, Gilles defended him last year. They might not be as close as GaŽl & Gilles or GaŽl & Richard (but then GaŽl is a special case :p) but they're friends, no doubt about that. The medias made up a so called "hate" from Gilles towards Richard because of the invented fact that one has talent and the other doesn't and just works hard, but that's bullshit.

I don't have an opinion on the rest of your discussion, i just wanted to point it out :)

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:22 PM
I don't mean to jump in, but just about this : they are friends, I saw them in Toulon spending their time chatting and laughing together -ok, Gilles was more chatting than Richard, but still :p And remember in Tcheck Republic, Richard was the first to hug Gilles after his loss, etc. And like Duong said, Gilles defended him last year. They might not be as close as GaŽl & Gilles or GaŽl & Richard (but then GaŽl is a special case :p) but they're friends, no doubt about that. The medias made up a so called "hate" from Gilles towards Richard because of the invented fact that one has talent and the other doesn't and just works hard, but that's bullshit.

I don't have an opinion on the rest of your discussion, i just wanted to point it out :)

They haven't been good enough friends for Richard to gift him the match the last 4 times they've played.

I think Richard lacks killer instinct but I don't think he gifts matches deliberately.


They do look like they get on though, Gilles looks like he would talk anyone to death if they let him ;)

Puschkin
03-18-2010, 08:28 PM
I don't mean to jump in, but just about this : they are friends,
Maybe I was not precise, what I wanted to say was: I doubt that they are so close that one gifts the other a match

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:07 PM
Gasquet's Doubles Match has started.

Berrer/Gasquet 4-1*

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:10 PM
I have a good feeling for Miami.

He will win his 1st Round and then shock a seed in the 2nd, not a shock 2 me but 2 the haters it will be, then in R3..............

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:11 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 5-2*

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *5-3

Berrer & Gasquet Missed 2 SP, But Now Will Serve 4 The 1st Set.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:18 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 0-0*

Berrer & Gasquet Take The 1st Set!!

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 *1-2

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 *2-3

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 *3-4

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 *4-5

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:47 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 *5-6

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-6 (0-0*)

2ND SET TIE-BREAK

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-6 (2-1*)

Berrer & Gasquet Were 2-0 Up But MB Given Back.

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:55 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-6 (*3-3)

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:56 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-6 (3-4*)

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:57 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-6 (*3-6)

TSP Down

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 09:58 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 6-3 6-7 (4-7) *0-0 Huss/Lipsky

MATCH TIE-BREAKER

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *2-1 Huss/Lipsky

MB Berrer & Gasquet

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *5-2 Huss/Lipsky

Double MB Up

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:05 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 7-2* Huss/Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:06 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *7-4 Huss/Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 8-5* Huss/Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *8-7 Huss/Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:08 PM
Berrer/Gasquet *8-8 Huss/Lipsky

ON SERVE!

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:09 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 10-8 Huss/Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:10 PM
Doubles 1st Round Result:

M.Berrer/R.Gasquet 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 10-8 S.Huss/S.Lipsky

ImmzB
03-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Berrer & Gasquet are through to the QF where they will either face M.Damm/F.Polasek or M.Bhupathi/M.Mirnyi.

reggie1
03-18-2010, 10:55 PM
Thanks Immzb for all the updates, it's much appreciated. Did you ever watch fantasy football? (think you may be too young :lol:) but you're like our little Stato! He was the stats,scores and figures man in it :lol: hope you wear better jumpers than him though!
Hooray, a win for Richard, I'll take any win right now, even if it were a pie eating contest from the baseline!

case
03-18-2010, 11:37 PM
anybody see the doubles match? just curious if gasquet played any better

mongo
03-19-2010, 03:12 AM
Dani! Give me some love.

icecastle
03-19-2010, 03:59 AM
I have a good feeling for Miami.

He will win his 1st Round and then shock a seed in the 2nd, not a shock 2 me but 2 the haters it will be, then in R3..............

:hug: I like the positive attitude.

GasquetFan
03-19-2010, 04:11 AM
:hug: I like the positive attitude.

:yeah: Me too!
Remember guys, anyone on the entry list can win ;)

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Doubles QF

Gasquet/Berrer v Dlouhy/Paes

4th on Center Court

Friday

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Gasquet's Doubles Match will have Live Streaming!

Any-1 gnna watch it?

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Live Stream: http://www.atdhe.net/13457/watch-atp-challenger-sunrise

Cloudygirl
03-19-2010, 10:47 PM
he has a functioning backhand and forehand tonight I see

C-B-R
03-19-2010, 11:17 PM
Live Stream: http://www.atdhe.net/13457/watch-atp-challenger-sunrise


Thank you

Cloudygirl
03-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Well only one team look like they are really trying but a bit of practice never hurt him. He needs to sharpen up his volleys.

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 11:41 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 2-6 4-5*

From what I have seen Richie really wants to win this match.

Puschkin
03-19-2010, 11:43 PM
Just came home from theatre, Berrer was broken for 4-5, second set, Richard did not touch the ball in this game.

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 11:45 PM
QF Result:

Berrer/Gasquet 2-6 4-6 Dlouhy/Paes

GasquetFan
03-19-2010, 11:46 PM
And... they lose. :sad:

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 11:47 PM
Miami now!!

Cloudygirl
03-19-2010, 11:48 PM
Berrer/Gasquet 2-6 4-5*

From what I have seen Richie really wants to win this match.

Really, I got completely the opposite impression. Both seemed to be treating it as a bit of a knock about to me. I was quite surprised that it took Dlouhy and Paes so long to beat them espec as they are such a good doubs team.


He looked a bit annoyed that he kept missing his volleys but I think that was just annoyance with himself rather than being bothered about the match. Berrer lost singles today so they prob were both quite keen to be on their way.

ImmzB
03-19-2010, 11:50 PM
So we wait for Monday for the Draw of Miami!!

If he get's a good Draw, he really has 2 make it count!!

I hope he can get past R1 and then play on Saturday so I can watch him play!!

ImmzB
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Miami Draw out today.

ImmzB
03-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Im hearing it could be Gasquet v Djokovic in R2.

ImmzB
03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Gasquet will play O.Rochus in the 1st Round, possible match against N.Djokovic in the 2nd Round. Gasquet is in the Bottom Half.

ImmzB
03-22-2010, 08:00 PM
Richie will play on Wednesday as they said on the Miami Site, Federer will play on Saturday, so that's the Top Half. Richie is in the Bottom Half.

Wednesday start for Richie. If he beats Rochus, he will play Djokovic on Friday, which is not televised because they start televising it on Saturday.

Gasquetno.1
03-22-2010, 08:45 PM
Richie will play on Wednesday as they said on the Miami Site, Federer will play on Saturday, so that's the Top Half. Richie is in the Bottom Half.

Wednesday start for Richie. If he beats Rochus, he will play Djokovic on Friday, which is not televised because they start televising it on Saturday.

:rolleyes: Unbelievable ! He gets a hard second round and we can't even watch it :mad:

Puschkin
03-22-2010, 08:52 PM
Wednesday start for Richie. If he beats Rochus, he will play Djokovic on Friday, which is not televised because they start televising it on Saturday.
Why do they start televising only on Saturday?

I already complained last year to tennistv.com. When I pay an annual subscription, I want coverage from the first day on and not on the forth! :devil:

Cloudygirl
03-22-2010, 08:56 PM
well lets get him through round 1 first before we have him playing Nole.

scmom
03-22-2010, 09:03 PM
Right now I am just hoping he can get by Rochus! Will worry about the potential Djokovic match and lack of tv coverage when that becomes a reality

Frankly , if he can keep his head on straight - his strokes and shot selections have been good. He played well in spite of the loss at IW against Greul. So he should have a good chance to at least get a win in the first round.
So , allez , Richard ! I will be cheering for you !
And I am sure my daughter will also , although sadly she has returned to school and is not here to cheer with me .

acd692
03-22-2010, 10:47 PM
against nole in 2nd round? as much as i love nole i think i will have to root for richard this time.. richard needs to win matches so much. let's hope everything goes well in this tournament:)

Vlad1980
03-22-2010, 11:17 PM
Im hearing it could be Gasquet v Djokovic in R2.

It is insane to even think about "potential" anything with Richard right now.
He is playing Rochus and given how he is playing now, it would be very difficult for him.
Rochus is higher ranked player now than Richard. I would call it average draw, could be a lot worse, could be better.

Schu
03-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Right now I am just hoping he can get by Rochus! Will worry about the potential Djokovic match and lack of tv coverage when that becomes a reality

Frankly , if he can keep his head on straight - his strokes and shot selections have been good. He played well in spite of the loss at IW against Greul. So he should have a good chance to at least get a win in the first round.
So , allez , Richard ! I will be cheering for you !

Agree totally - one step at a time. There is absolutely no reason he shouldn't beat Rochus but then again he has a list a mile long of players he should have beaten - it all depends on his head. I hope his mom and Eric can help him past the Miami "demons" and he comes out firing.

And until his ranking gets back up there these are the type of second rounds he'll get - he just has to show everyone (and more importantly himself) that he can play with and beat the "big boys". Maybe Indian Wells will inspire him - so many upsets ...

And yes what's with no TV coverage till 3rd round (we might not ever get to see RIchie play :)). There are often very good early round matches, I don't understand; tennis.tv raised the price and cut off 2 rounds of telecast :mad:

GasquetFan
03-22-2010, 11:58 PM
Rochus is a good first round opponent. Hopefully Richie's brain is working on Wednesday! Allez!!

ImmzB
03-23-2010, 12:40 AM
Allez Gasquet!!!

Davodus
03-23-2010, 07:12 AM
First round is not bad, Rochus is definitely winnable for him even in bad form, but it can't be overlooked. Obviously the 2nd round is a bugger, but what can you do? I'd be pretty happy for him to just win a match and play well against Novak, win or lose.

tennisc
03-23-2010, 11:58 AM
He had better 'win' Rochus, he hasn't lost to him since he was 16 years old. As for Novak, I thought he looked pooped in Indian Wells. Don't get me wrong, I like him and enjoy watching him play. Richard has beaten him before and I know he can again. A win against Djokovic could really turn things around for him. I also hope that he can take some inspiration from IW with all the upsets. Who would have thought Ljubicic would win it? I certainly didn't.
Does anyone know if he's playing doubles?

Schu
03-24-2010, 01:08 AM
Gasquet v. Rochus

Wednesday - 3rd match on Grandstand court
Matches start on grandstand court at 11 am local time

If anyone finds a live stream, let us know but since tv coverage doesn't start til Saturday - guess not much chance of seeing Richie play Miami. :mad:

Getta
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
i really expect him to win this.

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 01:19 AM
there is no coverage at all until Saturday.

I hope he wins but I don't expect him to win anything any more.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:33 AM
Come on Gasquet!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:07 PM
Richie could be on Court very soon....... Llodra is a Set & a Break up against Harrision, Gasquet follows that match.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Llodra has now Won. Gasquet's match 2 start in around 10-15 Minutes.

Live Scoreboard: http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Scores/Live-Scores.aspx

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Llodra has now Won. Gasquet's match 2 start in around 10-15 Minutes.

Live Scoreboard: http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Scores/Live-Scores.aspx

Yay, Go Richie !


Btw: since I'm new here hello everyone ;)

Schu
03-24-2010, 06:28 PM
He'll be on court sooner than I expected.

I was hoping he'd get on a bit later while I was in a meeting at work so I would not even be tempted to "watch" the scoreboard. Can't think of much that is more torture than watching Richie on the scoreboard, always thinking "what in the world is he doing now"

Guess i'll "watch" for a few minutes before I have to go.

Good luck Richie - time for some good play and A WIN!!

Edit: Hi! xAtomsx - Welcome!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:41 PM
R.Gasquet to Serve.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:42 PM
15-0
15-15

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:44 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:47 PM
R.Gasquet *1-1 O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:52 PM
R.Gasquet 2-1* O.Rochus

Gasquet Hit 2 Aces In The 3rd Game!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:53 PM
0-30

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:55 PM
30-40

BP Gasquet!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 06:59 PM
Deuce.

Rochus Has Saved 2 Break Points.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:02 PM
R.Gasquet *2-2 O.Rochus

Rochus Holds After Saving 3 Break Points.

case
03-24-2010, 07:02 PM
well that hurt.
i guess no one is watching this?

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:03 PM
3 BP, no break I don't like this :/

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:05 PM
R.Gasquet 3-2* O.Rochus

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:05 PM
3-2 with another ace for richie

case
03-24-2010, 07:08 PM
they are either playing long rallies or are playing one of the slowest matches in a while. maybe it is the scoreboard

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:09 PM
R.Gasquet *3-3 O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:13 PM
R.Gasquet 4-3* O.Rochus

Gasquet Hits His 4th ACE!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:15 PM
0-30

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:17 PM
R.Gasquet *5-3 O.Rochus

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The 1st Set!

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:18 PM
Yes, Break on a Rochus' DF

Go Richie !

Getta
03-24-2010, 07:18 PM
they are either playing long rallies or are playing one of the slowest matches in a while. maybe it is the scoreboard

still, such a nonuniform time delay distribution is slightly inexplicable.

vamos Richie !

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:20 PM
No BP Rochus ...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:21 PM
R.Gasquet 5-4* O.Rochus

Gasquet Broken Back From 30-15 Up.

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Richard 5/4 Rochus well that was fast :@

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:24 PM
R.Gasquet *5-5 O.Rochus

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:25 PM
And 5-5

Very disappointing so far ...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:28 PM
R.Gasquet 6-5* O.Rochus

Ace Number 6 For Gasquet!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:31 PM
R.Gasquet 6-6 (*0-0) O.Rochus

1st Set Tie-Break.....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Tie-Breaker:

Gasquet *0-3 O.Rochus

Getta
03-24-2010, 07:34 PM
shit

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:35 PM
Tie-Breaker:

Gasquet 0-5* O.Rochus

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 07:36 PM
how is he playing so far?

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Tie-Breaker:

Gasquet *1-6 O.Rochus

5 Set Points O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:39 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 0-0* O.Rochus

Rochus Takes The 1st Set!!

Gasquet Had His Chance!!!

case
03-24-2010, 07:39 PM
i just cant believe gasquet is playing this badly.

Getta
03-24-2010, 07:42 PM
fight Richie !!!

i just cant believe gasquet is playing this badly.

where can i watch the livestream?

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:43 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) *0-1 O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:45 PM
Fight Gasquet!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:45 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 1-1* O.Rochus

Gasquet Holds 2 Love & Hits 1 ACE.

case
03-24-2010, 07:46 PM
fight Richie !!!



where can i watch the livestream?

i am just assuming he is playing badly by the scoreboard. i couldnt find a stream.
there is no other reason gasquet is losing. rochus is never going to be an inspired player- he has always won on running around the court.

gasquet should never lose to this guy.

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 07:46 PM
1st set: 7 Bp for Richie, 1 for Rochus, I'm gonna throw up ...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:47 PM
0-30.....Chance

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:48 PM
15-40....2 BP

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 07:49 PM
He breaks.....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:49 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) *2-1 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks!!! Now Hold Here!!

ALLEZ!!

Jozie
03-24-2010, 07:51 PM
Consolidation time.... Richie has to come good now.

Allez Richard!!!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:51 PM
15-0

ACE Number 8 2 Start The 4th Game.

30-0

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:52 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 3-1* O.Rochus

Gasquet Holds 2 Love.

6 Points In A Row 4 Gasquet!

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 07:53 PM
we have no idea how well he is playing. The only really bad stat is the break points converted stat.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:55 PM
30-40

BP Gasquet

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 07:57 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) *4-1 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks Again For A Double Break.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:02 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 5-1* O.Rochus

Gasquet Hits His 9th ACE!

Gasquet Break Here, So U Can Serve 1st In The 3rd Set!

ALLEZ GASQUET!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:04 PM
30-40

Set Point!

case
03-24-2010, 08:04 PM
wow. thank you gasquet!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:04 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 *0-0 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks 4 The 3rd Time & Takes The 2nd Set!!

ALLLEZ!!

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 08:07 PM
he only lost one point on serve in that set according to my scoreboard. Keep that up please!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:07 PM
Hold, Richie....

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:09 PM
Richard 40 /30 :)

1-0* Richie

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:09 PM
He hold after being 30-0 down....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:10 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 1-0* O.Rochus

Gasquet Holds 2 30 In The 1st Game In The 3rd Set!!

ALLEZ GASQUET!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:12 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 *1-1 O.Rochus

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:14 PM
quick 40/0 lead :)

10 aces total

and Richie 6-7 (2) 6-1 2-1* O.Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:15 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 2-1* O.Rochus

Gasquet Holds 2 Love!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:18 PM
15-30....Chance

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:19 PM
30-30 Come on Richie !!!

30-40 BP 1 Come on !

2nd serve :p

40A :(

Adv Richie, BP 2

40A 2 :/

Adv Rochus :(

And 2-2 hope he's not going to regret it ...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:19 PM
30-40

BP Gasquet!! Take It!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:20 PM
2nd Serve
Deuce

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:21 PM
AD Gasquet!

Break Point!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:21 PM
take this golden chance, Richie...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:22 PM
Deuce

AD Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:22 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 *2-2 O.Rochus

Rochus Holds After Saving 2 Break Points!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Richie definitely needs to improve his bp stats....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:24 PM
0-15

15-15

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
Richie definitely needs to improve his bp stats....

he needs to gain confidence for that, so he needs to win matches, not easy when you struggle to break your opponent :/

Vicious circle ...

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
shit....40-15 rochus..

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
15-40

2 BP Rochus

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
Richie down 15-40 careful !!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 2-3* O.Rochus

Rochus Breaks.

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Break Rochus this is awful ...

Certinfy
03-24-2010, 08:27 PM
Oh dear!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:27 PM
15-15

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:29 PM
30-30...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:29 PM
40-30

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Deuce!!

COME ON GASQUET!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:32 PM
Deuce

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:34 PM
Please break him, Richie...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:34 PM
Deuce Again...COME ON GASQUET!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:34 PM
AD Rochus

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:35 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 *2-4 O.Rochus

Rochus Holds!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:35 PM
Shit....He is struggling badly now..Breaking serves is hard for him it seems....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:37 PM
30-0

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:37 PM
40-0

ACE Number 11

R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 3-4* O.Rochus

ACE Number 12

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:38 PM
He holds with s aces in that game....

Puschkin
03-24-2010, 08:40 PM
This is :banghead: He is dominating all stats, apart from bps converted.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:40 PM
15-15

Gasquetno.1
03-24-2010, 08:40 PM
I really want to see what's going on, why he's struggling to break !!!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:41 PM
From Now Gasquet Needs 2 Win Every 2nd Serve On Rochus Serve!

Certinfy
03-24-2010, 08:41 PM
It seems like Rochus is either serving huge or Richie is returning like a mug, which is more likely?

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Why he cant break Rochus serve?

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:42 PM
2nd Serve
30-15

2nd Serve
30-30. Double Fault

case
03-24-2010, 08:42 PM
This is :banghead: He is dominating all stats, apart from bps converted.

he has had 12 chances to break rochus :banghead:

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:42 PM
shit.....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Yaaaaar. 40-30

2nd Serve
Deuce

COME ON!

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 08:43 PM
It seems like Rochus is either serving huge or Richie is returning like a mug, which is more likely?

Jase don't depress us even more. Take it elsewhere please :p

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Again he has the chance..Let see him mental strength...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:43 PM
AD ROCHUS

R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 *3-5 O.Rochus

Certinfy
03-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Jase don't depress us even more. Take it elsewhere please :p
I have no where else to take it :o All my players have byes to R2 or aren't even playing :o + I want Gasquet to win!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Gasquet come on let him Serve it out! FIGHT MAN!

case
03-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Jase don't depress us even more. Take it elsewhere please :p

i am not sure i can be any more depressed about gaquet

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:44 PM
shit all over...he must win in tb or 7-5...unlikely...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:45 PM
15-0

30-0

Good Start!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Double Fault- 30-15

Double Fault- 30-30

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:46 PM
two df in a row..utter rubbish...................

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:47 PM
R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 4-5* O.Rochus

Gasquet Hits His 13th ACE!

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:47 PM
Come On Now Gasquet!!! Break Here!!!!!!!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Break him, Richie...u have to as your life depends on it.............

Getta
03-24-2010, 08:48 PM
break his serve now, Richie.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:49 PM
2nd Serve
15-0

2nd Serve
30-0

FUCK!

Gasquetno.1
03-24-2010, 08:49 PM
So depressed....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:50 PM
2nd Serve
Double Fault- 30-15

KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP FIGHTINGGGGGGG

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:50 PM
lose again....thanks richie as u deserved it....

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:50 PM
hope u can wake up after this from a dead sleep.....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Miami 1st Round Result:

R.Gasquet 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 4-6 O.Rochus

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:51 PM
he is done..he will be out from top 100 this year.....

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:51 PM
WTF... Dis Jus Takes Da Mic Man!!!

Gasquet WTF???????????????

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:52 PM
My Man should of won da 1st Set, Served for it but got Broken....MAN UP!

xAtomsx
03-24-2010, 08:53 PM
From Now Gasquet Needs 2 Win Every 2nd Serve On Rochus Serve!

And he didn't won any of them, or maybe one ... so he lost ...


:(

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:53 PM
immz b,what is da mic?

Gasquetno.1
03-24-2010, 08:53 PM
I'm afraid this could be a slump he might never come out of

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 08:53 PM
he is done..he will be out from top 100 this year.....

Don't agree. Rochus is top 50ish. Richard is top 50 in the race I think he'll keep his ranking around there prob slightly higher with the grass court season. His level of play is his ranking though right now I think.

Don't have too high expectations it's not helping being his fan.

Getta
03-24-2010, 08:54 PM
guys, i refuse to let this thick cloud dash my optimism.

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Why is he struggling so much even to win a match? There has to be a logical explanation...

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:56 PM
immz b,what is da mic?

Taking The Mic..

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 08:57 PM
this is stressful....and disheartening....

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Well he prob will be happy to get out of Miami anyway.

ImmzB
03-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Not gonna chat bull how Gasquet could of won the match, so i'm just moving on to the Clay Court Season.

reggie1
03-24-2010, 09:00 PM
OH NO!!!!! but I will remain, possibly foolishly, optimistic until the grass court season. If we are still having the same conversations then, then I will officially worry. Maybe he didn't want to play in Miami after everything but if that was the case and it affected him so badly then he just should have withdrawn. I know he may have got slated for it but he gets that whatever he does anyway, he is in no way a media darling of any sort.

case
03-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Not gnna chat bull hw Gasquet culd of won da match, so im just moving on to the Clay Court Season.

i wish we were moving on to the grass season:sad: the clay season is always iffy-only positive note was that oh so long ago win against fed

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 09:02 PM
He's not even getting slated any more though I think the french press has just given up on him.

yuri27
03-24-2010, 09:05 PM
He's not even getting slated any more though I think the french press has just given up on him.

That's it.
At least,he can't complain now about the french pressure with Tsonga and Monfils being the main guys in the spotlights.

Puschkin
03-24-2010, 09:06 PM
guys, i refuse to let this thick cloud dash my optimism.
I never expected much from him in Miami and he proved me right. I'd have preferred to be wrong, though. As nobody has seen anything, it is totally useless to speculate about his level of play.

Well he prob will be happy to get out of Miami anyway.
I am convinced about that. I always said he should not have gone there at all, but maybe he wanted to prove something to himself which had nothing to do with tennis.

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 09:06 PM
then, all this while wtf was he doing on the courts other than losing?

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 09:11 PM
well he had to go there didn't he. He made the cut, so it was a mandatory tournament?

Thing is though I think he must have been trying to win otherwise what was set 2 all about?!

Gasquet maniac
03-24-2010, 09:15 PM
But in GS, it is the best of 5 sets..it is useless winning the first two sets and losing the other three...He must learn how to dig deep to win matches although he is down by a huge margin...Sadly, he is prone to mental fragility...

Puschkin
03-24-2010, 09:17 PM
well he had to go there didn't he. He made the cut, so it was a mandatory tournament?
There certainly would have been ways to escape. He decided not to.

Thing is though I think he must have been trying to win otherwise what was set 2 all about?!
I think so too. But we'll never know.

I am curious what Markus will do now, continue in April/May with entering a tourney every week.

Vlad1980
03-24-2010, 09:19 PM
Looking forward to clay season starting.. Already forgot about this spring season..

Cloudygirl
03-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Well I don't think too much match play is the issue, or tiredness, seems to be mentality on the key points to me that is his huge problem right now. Seems to be getting more negative too. Makes me wonder what is going on with him right now.

Difficult trend to reverse losing, as you lose more and more it has to be difficult to be positive about it. He needs to win a tight match to get some mental confidence back.

He's entered

5.4 -Casa
12.4 - is he going for a wild card at Monte Carlo??
18.4 Barcelona
25.4 Rome quallies or week off?
3.5 Belgrade

I would imagine he is also a definite for Nice and Roland.