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Miami 2010: Welcome Back, Paulo!

Ome
03-09-2010, 10:44 PM
:bounce: Paulo's finally back in action :yippee:

Indian Wells' Draw:

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2266/98842490.jpg

Complete Draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/404/mds.pdf)

Ome
03-09-2010, 10:46 PM
This definitely a decent draw! Good luck with it, Sunshine ;)

And... no more injury, please :angel:

Michael.
03-10-2010, 12:05 AM
Great draw for him. Good luck! :)

tufani
03-10-2010, 08:52 AM
Yes, finally!!! Can't believe the wait is coming to it's end. And again France vs Germany. :lol: Good luck, Paulo! :dance: No more injury, indeed!

Ome
03-12-2010, 01:28 AM
Today's OOP:

COURT 4 start 11:00 am
[22] S Lisicki (GER) vs J Craybas (USA) - WTA
N Almagro (ESP) vs M Zverev (GER) - ATP
[7] N Li (CHN) vs [Q] E Baltacha (GBR) - WTA

Not Before 5:00 PM
P Mathieu (FRA) vs B Becker (GER) - ATP
V Hanescu (ROU) vs J Chela (ARG) - ATP

Have a good come back, Paulo! :rocker2:

Truc
03-12-2010, 11:58 AM
The news are not very reassuring, I thought he had decided to postpone his comeback because he wanted to be sure that he would be perfectly fit, but he still is in pain, actually:
http://monimag.eu/upload/395/rentree phm.jpg
He says it's the toughest injury he's had in his career because it's very difficult to define and target the problem, he would have preferred a fracture which takes 6 months to recover. (Llodra said the same last year about his groin injury, he said the pain never completely disappears). One day he feels fine, the next day he's in pain again. He's been training for one month and a half without moving too much. He keeps saying to himself "allez, forget about the pain", but it's like he always puts the brake on then. His coach Malcor hopes he will be able to get over it.
It's getting better, though, he says the 3 months of physical training with Olivier Choupeau have brought huge improvement. "I have to accept playing through the pain until it disappears".

Ome
03-12-2010, 01:24 PM
Hmmmmmmm....

I think he has ligament/tendon problem which is always so difficult to treat. Injection to the site can be done only once every 6 and even then it's so difficult to locate where the problem really is.

This is not what we want to hear. I thought he longer felt the pain. Now I doubt the playing-through-the-pain tactic will benefit him.

Puschkin
03-12-2010, 01:51 PM
This is not what we want to hear. I thought he longer felt the pain. Now I doubt the playing-through-the-pain tactic will benefit him.

So do I. I don't believe in this attitude, always bad on a midterm basis. :awww:

Ome
03-12-2010, 03:07 PM
So do I. I don't believe in this attitude, always bad on a midterm basis. :awww:

His decision just doesn't make sense. :scratch:

Maybe he's thinking it's now or never?

Puschkin
03-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Maybe he's thinking it's now or never?
Understandable, but still wrong. :o Age is not so much a problem, Davydenko is a year older, Andy Roddick is roughly the same age. I think one can very well play a role in today's tennis in one's late twenties, but NOT half-injured. :o

He should have skipped IW and Miami and focussed on clay, his best surface anyway.

Ome
03-12-2010, 03:40 PM
Understandable, but still wrong. :o Age is not so much a problem, Davydenko is a year older, Andy Roddick is roughly the same age. I think one can very well play a role in today's tennis in one's late twenties, but NOT half-injured. :o

He should have skipped IW and Miami and focussed on clay, his best surface anyway.

Agree! :o

I'm hoping that he's just testing himself here. If it's too much, then he'll withdraw and skip Miami :angel:

Ome
03-13-2010, 02:45 AM
Well, well, well.

Someone saved a few BPs, is now up a set and a break :bolt:

Ome
03-13-2010, 03:07 AM
Paulo won 6-3 6-1. Seemed like a close first set, he was down a BP when serving for it too :tape: After that it was one-sided :yeah:

Congrats on your first win of 2010, Paulo! :rocker2: Hope you're feeling OK :hug:

lalaland
03-13-2010, 03:18 AM
Yay Paulo. I'm so happy that at least one of my faves is winning a match
Good luck next round against Lalo.

silverwhite
03-13-2010, 04:17 AM
At last some good news (well, besides Henin's loss :devil: ) :bounce:

Puschkin
03-13-2010, 01:42 PM
At last some good news (well, besides Henin's loss :devil: ) :bounce:
:rolleyes: Henin is the only woman holding a raquet worth watching!

Well done, Paolo. :yeah:

Ome
03-13-2010, 04:17 PM
At last some good news (well, besides Henin's loss :devil: ) :bounce:

I agree with Puschkin :p

silverwhite
03-14-2010, 01:03 AM
Her game is nice to watch, but I despise her character and personality ;)

Ome
03-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Her game is nice to watch, but I despise her character and personality ;)

She's the only WTA player I can stand to watch for an entire match :lol:

Hey, do you know if Universal Studio Singapore will be opened for public on the 18th? Info I find so far is confusing :scratch:

Ome
03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Sunday OOP

COURT 4 start 11:00 am

[15] F Schiavone (ITA) vs [19] A Rezai (FRA) - WTA
[28] F Lopez (ESP) vs P Mathieu (FRA) - ATP
[6] B Mattek-Sands (USA) / Z Yan (CHN) vs [WC] T Garbin (ITA) / J Jankovic (SRB) - WTA
T Berdych (CZE) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) - ATP
F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs [WC] M Ancic (CRO) / M Fish (USA) - ATP
[Q] R Mello (BRA) vs [24] A Montanes (ESP) - ATP

Invisible
03-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Good Luck Paulo :bounce:

Ome
03-14-2010, 06:03 PM
Paulo said in l'equipe that he still feels the pain, but he played through it in the first match :scared:

grosjeanlol
03-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Argggggg Poor Paulo.... I just hope this pain will go away.. I don't want him to suffer to play tennis... Really Poor Paulo :awww::awww:
Please God let him play, he's our God... :angel::help:

Ome
03-15-2010, 04:06 AM
He lost to Lopez in three sets. He had an early chance to break in the second, but couldn't take it.

I hope he re-evaluates his decision. Maybe he should skip Miami and continue with a light fitness training that doesn't put his injury to the test :shrug:

Ome
03-15-2010, 04:09 AM
From his Facebook:

INDIAN WELLS FINI...Mais point positif: moins de DOULEUR... Le rythme des matchs va revenir petit a petit... Miami next...un peu d entrainement maintenant pour bien se préparer et aller un peu plus loin qu'ici...:) Merci a tous pour vos messages!

grosjeanlol
03-15-2010, 01:00 PM
traduction : Indian wells is over. Positf point : less pain. The rythm of matches will come back slowly. Next is Miami. I little training to be prepared and going far in the next tournament. Thanks for your messages.


I love him I love him !!! He's so sweet !!!!! We are with you Paulo !!!

silverwhite
03-15-2010, 01:00 PM
She's the only WTA player I can stand to watch for an entire match :lol:

Hey, do you know if Universal Studio Singapore will be opened for public on the 18th? Info I find so far is confusing :scratch:

From what I know, 18th is correct. Why? You're coming to Singapore? :p

Ome
03-15-2010, 03:50 PM
From what I know, 18th is correct. Why? You're coming to Singapore? :p

Thinking of a family holiday there ;) Care for a coffee? :p

You still live in the same address? I'll take a taxi to your house and track you down! :lol:

Truc
03-16-2010, 09:08 AM
In L'Equipe today:
« Je suis allé me voir sur YouTube »
Paul-Henri Mathieu ne savait plus comment il jouait quand il était bon. Alors, il s’est rafraîchi la mémoire.

« Y AVAIT LA PLACE pour battre Feliciano Lopez ici (défaite 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 dimanche). C’est dommage et décevant, mais il ne faut pas oublier d’où je reviens. Je gagne du terrain contre la douleur chaque jour. D’abord le genou, après la pubalgie, ça faisait quatre mois que je n’avais pas osé des courses et des freinages secs. Contre Lopez, trois ou quatre fois, j’y suis allé à fond. Or, chez moi, le physique est essentiel. C’est la base de mon jeu. Aujourd’hui, je suis même plus fort qu’avant là-dessus. Je suis devenu souple à force de faire des étirements. Pendant que tout le monde était à l’Open d’Australie, moi, je passais mes matinées à l’hôpital de Clamart. Moralement, c’était pas terrible à vivre. J’ai perdu du temps à me soigner mais, au moins, j’ai pu réfléchir à mon jeu. Avec Olivier (Malcor, son coach depuis quatre mois), on a énormément discuté de ça. Mais il y a mieux : je sais de nouveau comment je jouais quand j’étais bon (12e mondial en avril 2008, il est aujourd’hui 41e). C’est marrant comme on peut douter de soi. Il y a quatre ou cinq jours, je suis allé me voir sur YouTube. J’ai revu des bouts de mes victoires contre Cañas à Montréal (2007) et Naso àMunich (2008). C’est bizarre, mais je me souviens vachement mieux des défaites. Bref, j’ai pu voir qu’à l’époque je ne faisais jamais de faute en revers. C’est dingue comment ça m’a frappé. C’est dingue d’avoir pu oublier ça. C’était quand même moi qui jouais et ce n’est pas si vieux. Sur YouTube, j’ai vu que je pouvais tenir n’importe qui en diagonale de revers. Voilà, j’avais besoin de revoir ces images. Ce n’est pas trop tard, je n’ai que vingt-huit ans. C’est une deuxième carrière qui commence. » – Frédéric Bernès

Truc
03-16-2010, 09:22 AM
He says that Lalo was beatable, it's too bad and disappointing he lost, but he has to remember where he's coming from. He gains ground against the pain with every passing day. With the knee issue and then the groin problem, it's been 4 months he hadn't dared to run and stop normally. He did it 3-4 times against Lopez.
The physical part is essential for his game. And today he's stronger in that regard. He has done so much stretching that he's less stiff. While everybody was down under, he was spending his mornings in the hospital of Clamart. Not great for his morale, but at least he had time to think about his game. They talked a lot about it with Malcor, his new coach.
But the most important thing is that he now knows again how he used to play when he played well. It's funny how a player can doubt himself. "4-5 days ago, I watched videos of me on YouTube. I watched bits of my wins over Cañas in Montreal (2007) and Naso in Munich (2008). It's weird, but I remember the defeats much better. Anyhow, I saw that I was hardly missing with my BH back then. I was really struck by that. It's crazy I didn't remember it. I'm that player and it's not that old! I saw on Youtube that I'm able to hold against anybody in a cross BH rallye. I needed to see that again. It's not too late, I'm only 28 years old. A 2nd career is starting."

Ome
03-17-2010, 06:52 AM
Thank you for the translation, Fran.

Heyyyyy, I was JUST watching the video of him against Canas in Montreal!

It has always been how I operate as Paulo fan. I choose to re-watch his good/great/amazing performance. I ordered like 5 DVDs of his memorable matches, including his two wins in 2002. 90% of the matches I have of him are ones that he won :lol: It's easier that way, to remember the good times. I can't believe he let himself drown in the losses... His shrink hasn't been doing a great job, has he? :P

Although I don't really like the playing-through-the-pain situation, but I love the changing in attitude. :yeah:
Nothing but support from us, Paulo! :hug:

grosjeanlol
03-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Where did you buy your cd's with his matches?

Ome
03-19-2010, 10:04 AM
Where did you buy your cd's with his matches?

The name of the website was in my e-mail that got hacked so I don't have it anymore, sorry.
I guess you can just Google tennis dvd and Paulo name?

Ome
03-22-2010, 06:45 PM
Miami Draw: http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/~/media/4A60FF35668C45EBB9B033E5D024E236.ashx
So Paulo is playing a qualifier in the first round. The winner will play Robredo.

Hmmmm

silverwhite
03-23-2010, 03:32 PM
Hope he gets an easy qualifier :lol:

Robredo has been hot and cold this year, pulling some good wins and then losing to some mugs. :scratch:

PinkFeatherBoa
03-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Good luck Paulo!

(I really hope he isn't still playing in pain though. :()

lalaland
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Wed OOP, last match (4th) on court 6: P Mathieu (FRA) vs [Q] I Marchenko (UKR)

Allez Paulo.

Ome
03-24-2010, 10:02 AM
Have a great match, Paulo! :bounce:

Hope he'll get to play on a televised court soon. Haven't seen his match in ages!!!

Ome
03-25-2010, 08:06 AM
So he lost to a qualifier in the first round. What the hell... who cares about Miami anyway :p :lol:

Now it's back on clay. There's something to be worried about since clay is very demanding, physically. But at least he's going to enjoy playing on it. Go get 'em, Paulo! :rocker2:

Puschkin
03-25-2010, 08:09 AM
What the hell... who cares about Miami anyway :p :lol:
Different starting point, same conclusion: Nobody cares about Miami. :p

Ome
03-25-2010, 08:46 AM
Different starting point, same conclusion: Nobody cares about Miami. :p

:yeah:

I was following both Richard and Paulo's scores yesterday. Stayed up all night and just woke up around 1 PM today :yawn:

tufani
03-25-2010, 10:13 PM
Here's hoping that both Paulo and Richard will do well on clay. There's only one way from now on anyway - up, so Allez!

lalaland
03-25-2010, 10:41 PM
who cares about Miami anyway :p :lol:

Screw Miami. Gilles hasn't even start play :p
I like your avatar. Little Paulo so cute.

Puschkin
03-26-2010, 07:50 AM
I like your avatar. Little Paulo so cute.
:yeah: Much better than the recent one. :o

MariaV
03-26-2010, 08:45 AM
:bigwave: May I just barge in for a second and say I love your lil' Paulo avatar too, Jai! :hearts: :inlove:
Richie and Paulo losing was very frustrating but yeah, who cares about Miami anyway, bring on clay! :rocker:

Truc
03-26-2010, 10:38 AM
His statement after the match in L'Equipe:
« J'ai une appréhension énorme. C'est comme si mon corps me disait sur certains coups : "N'y va pas..." Comme si on me retenait avec un harnais... »
(I'm terribly apprehensive. As if my body was telling me on certain shots: "Don't go for it..." As if somebody was holding me back with a harness...)

I imagine the sliding on clay being pretty difficult then with a groin injury and this mental block he has atm, but maybe his love for clay will help him to get over it indeed.

Ome
03-26-2010, 11:27 AM
Screw Miami. Gilles hasn't even start play :p
I like your avatar. Little Paulo so cute.
Hoping Gilles will do a lot better than these two!

:yeah: Much better than the recent one. :o
Don't hate Andy :p


:bigwave: May I just barge in for a second and say I love your lil' Paulo avatar too, Jai! :hearts: :inlove:
Richie and Paulo losing was very frustrating but yeah, who cares about Miami anyway, bring on clay! :rocker:

Maria :smooch: Baby Paulo is sooo adorable :baby:

His statement after the match in L'Equipe:
« J'ai une appréhension énorme. C'est comme si mon corps me disait sur certains coups : "N'y va pas..." Comme si on me retenait avec un harnais... »
(I'm terribly apprehensive. As if my body was telling me on certain shots: "Don't go for it..." As if somebody was holding me back with a harness...)

I imagine the sliding on clay being pretty difficult then with a groin injury and this mental block he has atm, but maybe his love for clay will help him to get over it indeed.


Thanks, Fran. I wonder if it would be better to take more time off and just wait for the pain to subside before returning to the tour :scratch:

soulage
03-26-2010, 02:17 PM
I wonder if it would be better to take more time off and just wait for the pain to subside before returning to the tour :scratch:
He's named for a WC in Casablanca by this article http://www.libe.ma/Younes-El-Aynaoui-fera-ses-adieux-sur-le-court-Mohamed-Mjid-Le-GP-Hassan-II-de-tennis-ouvert-aux-seuls-meilleurs-joueurs_a10048.html

Ome
03-26-2010, 02:38 PM
He's named for a WC in Casablanca by this article http://www.libe.ma/Younes-El-Aynaoui-fera-ses-adieux-sur-le-court-Mohamed-Mjid-Le-GP-Hassan-II-de-tennis-ouvert-aux-seuls-meilleurs-joueurs_a10048.html

Ah, thank you for the news :D

Guess we're on a different wave length, Paulo :lol: Anyhoo, good luck in Casa. We sure love it here! :rocker2: