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Tess Gray
04-11-2010, 07:19 PM
I did not see!:D That's so exciting

Cloudygirl
04-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Yes I saw and I'm pretty jealous you get to see him play doubs too. That guarantees at least 2 Richard matches.

silverwhite
04-12-2010, 01:51 AM
"Richard like in 2005" (in French) and the damned thing is a little too huge to hold in comfortably.;)

What pressure :p

~*BGT*~
04-12-2010, 04:11 AM
He is in the doubles draw as well with Tsonga.........

:inlove: Richie et Jo :inlove: Get pics of them, M :D

Truc
04-12-2010, 06:48 AM
Markus didn't make it in time because of overbooked flights, that's why he wasn't at the practice session yesterday, but he should be there by now.

GasquetFan
04-12-2010, 07:23 AM
Just checked the rankings - Richard fell back 5 places :o

Now 79th.

GasquetFan
04-12-2010, 10:21 AM
Anybody have a stream for the match? :confused:

oranges
04-12-2010, 10:39 AM
Anybody have a stream for the match? :confused:

http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html is a good place to look wehn the match is about to start

GasquetFan
04-12-2010, 11:37 AM
^^ Thanks!!

Okay, guys.. he is out on court.. wearing all white again and his cap :p:p

reggie1
04-12-2010, 12:20 PM
When he is at the net, he is brilliant. Why oh why does he insist on being so far behind the baseline for most of his matches? I'm looking out for Puschkin and her sign! :lol:

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 12:24 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *0-0

Gasquet Took The 1st Set!!

tennisc
04-12-2010, 12:27 PM
Good so far! Been to the net 13 times, winning 10 of those points. I love it when he comes in like that! I've been looking for Puschkin, too. No sign of her yet though, lucky girl!

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 12:51 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-3*

oranges
04-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Good rebreak and good hold after that

Show us Margareta and her banner :rocker2: This cameraman sucks, they normally show such things during changeovers and the like

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:08 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 *0-0

Gretchen.
04-12-2010, 01:10 PM
:rolleyes:

silverwhite
04-12-2010, 01:11 PM
:tape: :tape:

I was looking forward to being proven wrong, but yet again... :o

GasquetFan
04-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Oh, geez. He shouldn't be losing sets to the 100th ranked player in the world!!

Vlad1980
04-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Oh Richard.... many backhand errors again at the end of the second set... :( I guess he is trying to take it earlier and misses a lot more off that shot these days..

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:17 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 1-0*

Gasquet Holds After Saving 3 BP

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Come on Gasquet!!!

Vlad1980
04-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Nice comeback from 0-40.

Allez! :)

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:25 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 2-1*

ALLEZ GASQUET!! COME ON!

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:35 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 4-1*

ALLEZ GASQUET!!

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:44 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 5-2*

Gasquet Playing Much Better.

Allez!!

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:53 PM
1st Round Result:

R.Gasquet 6-2 4-6 6-2 D.Gimeno-Traver

Vlad1980
04-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Allez!!! :):)

This is a good win. This Spaniard beat Almagro on clay this year and almost beat Nalbandian.. and given he went through qualies he is match tough and adjusted. Nice mental effort from Richard in third set.
I think Richard is playing well enough to present Berdych some problems.

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Allez!! Come On Richie!!! U Gutzed It Out!! Now Berdych!

oranges
04-12-2010, 01:57 PM
I swear, some people are just looking for a reason to whine. Gimeno is a pure claycourter and not half bad, it's a decent win. Keep on winning Richou :rocker2:

GasquetFan
04-12-2010, 01:57 PM
Third set was alot better... but this should have been straights... I don't want to sound negative but I can't see him beating Berdych. Tomas played very well today and he was serving great.. hopefully Richard proves me wrong though.


Did anyone see when he kissed the net after he hit a lucky shot? Aww... :inlove:

Schu
04-12-2010, 01:59 PM
First and third sets were good stuff with good focus and intensity (at least for him). When he went down 0-40 to start the 3rd, I thought I've seen this before and is wasn't good . But he kicked it up to hold and after that he seemed to regain his focus, intensity and confidence. Maybe he has ADD (attention deficit disorder).

Hope he builds on this and takes down Berdych next.

Vlad1980
04-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Third set was alot better... but this should have been straights... I don't want to sound negative but I can't see him beating Berdych. Tomas played very well today and he was serving great.. hopefully Richard proves me wrong though.


Did anyone see when he kissed the net after he hit a lucky shot? Aww... :inlove:


Berdych played Lopez who never knew how to play on clay.. It's another thing that Tomas' level is good right now after reaching Miami final, but this is clay and Richard played more on it this year and is in there with more than decent chance IMO>

As far as this match, I think winning in 3 is maybe even better than a straight set win, since Richard has struggled so much in 3 set matches since January. HE has lost a lot of close ones, this was good effort especially after 0-40 in first game. He wanted to prove his wild card was deserved and he did that at the very least.

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 02:03 PM
Winning a match like that, after loosing the 2nd Set and then was down TBP in the 1st game in the 3rd, saved them and then again had kind of tough hold in his 2nd service game. When he broke, he stepped up his game. Again he was showing he wanted it...saying Allez, pumping his fists.

tennisc
04-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Finally!! I was so nervous in the 2nd set, I could hardly watch, maybe he was too. As trying as the matches are for everyone, they really are good for him. He has to fight for it and not give up. He didn't lose his concentration, and the third set was much easier to watch. His body language was so much better. He just has to keep plugging away at it. I'm proud of him. On paper he should have won easily, but this guy was no pushover, by any means. So good luck against Berdych!!!
I really love this tournament. The whole atmosphere of it, the beautiful scenery, the hillsides, the Mediterranean, the red clay...oh, I would love to go to that part of the world someday.

Davodus
04-12-2010, 02:10 PM
Very happy he got a win :) now a dreaded match for me :(

*Jean*
04-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Not the best match from Richard, but well, a win is a win.
It's gonna be tough now in the second round against Berdych.
Allez Richard!

Jozie
04-12-2010, 03:29 PM
I swear, some people are just looking for a reason to whine. Gimeno is a pure claycourter and not half bad, it's a decent win. Keep on winning Richou :rocker2:

Agree 100%. Didn't realise until I looked at his Bio that he is a pure clay court specialist. All 5 of his titles (all Challenger)are on red clay.

So, well done for gutsing it out Richard. :yeah:

Kournikovaism
04-12-2010, 04:02 PM
:woohoo:
Good win.

scmom
04-12-2010, 04:18 PM
I watched this match very nervously - but the first and third sets were great play from Richard . Just a bit of a lapse in concentration in the second there - And I will admit to a sinking feeling in my stomach when that happened. But I was so happy to see him fight his way out of those break points in the third , and then step it up . A good win against a clay specialist . Hope he can keep this up against Berdych.
Looked for Puschkin and her sign - but did not see it . Did see a man with a "richie go " sign , seated next to a woman waving a French flag .

now as for the rankings , while I get it in theory , I find it very disappointing that Richard GAINED points , virtually all the higher ranked players took the week off , and yet he still dropped in the rankings . That sucks

reggie1
04-12-2010, 04:59 PM
I watched the first two sets but had to leave (I took my kids to see "Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang", yes I am just as glam as Puschkin and her trip to MC :lol:) and I really thought he was going to lose the third, having seen it happen before but so glad to be proved wrong.
David, you must feel really torn over the next match, you poor love. It's awful when faves play against each other :hug:

Puschkin
04-12-2010, 05:31 PM
MC report day 3:

Julien again already at work when I arrived, watched the two German Philipps practising, and followed Jim's disastrous start against Golubev, interrupted this to see Richard practice, Gabriel and Eric there, he looked more dynamic than yesterday, but maybe it was an illusion; it was not JWT on the other side; but Robert. No special moment when he left the court; there were quite some people around, but I recognised his Mum and adressed her, had a five minutes chat with her, which I will keep private, only one thing: When I asked her if the banner would nerve or disturbe Richard she said "au contraire" and encouraged me to show my continous support, went back to Jim to see the desastrous end; fulfilled a misson for Fran watching Petzschner.

I won't describe Richard's match, but believe me without me and some other enthusiasts out there who got the crowd going, he would have lost this, in the second set he hardly sat down during change-overs; rushed back to the court as if he wanted this to be over as soon as possible. He returned to his usual grip change routine in the third set and it was much better.

I shouted and clapped, showed the banner at every changeover, but the cameras were on my side - opposite of the players, anyway I did not bring the banner to get on TV, ;) and Richard opposite of me must have seen it all the time, he was interviewed on court, but the mike was so poor that I did not hear what he said, closed the day with a very good Ferrero crushing a poor Granollers.

Jozie
04-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the reports Puschkin & thanks for keeping our Richie's spirits up :hug: He did look quite frustrated out there at times.

He's 4th up on Court Central tomorrow.

Good luck Richard!!!!!

Schu
04-12-2010, 06:08 PM
Thanks Puschkin for the report and for pulling our guy through. Guess we will NEVER know what goes through his mind when he has those dips.

Puschkin you are REALLY going to have to work hard tomorrow! I think Richie can take him but Berdych is hot and confident right now (something RIchie is not, at least not YET)

Allez Richie! same time, same place - hopefully another victory.

Cloudygirl
04-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Richard can take out Berdych on clay but whether he does or not is another matter. Will be counting on our Puschkin to do her best to pull him through ;)

scmom
04-12-2010, 06:56 PM
so glad you kept Richard's spirit up ! Keep up the good work
Tomorrow - again? jeez - he will have played two matches before some people even play one

Well , let's hope he has his head in the game . Berdych is in good form. But, if Richard can put together a couple of sets like the first one today - I think he has a good chance .

Cloudygirl
04-12-2010, 06:59 PM
well I don't know what he played like because I didn't get to watch the sodding match :( :(. I love the european clay court season but I hate that I'm working for so much of it. Are tennis tv doing replays these days? If they are doing them I might subscribe again.

ImmzB
04-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Come on Gasquet!!

reggie1
04-12-2010, 08:38 PM
Thanks Puschkin for all the news. Nice that you got to chat with Mama Gasquet.

case
04-12-2010, 09:27 PM
puschkin- my many thanks too. remember you are cheering for all of us
and i have a loud yell! once gasquet said something like it was so alone out on a court during a tennis match. cheering for him should help ease that.

unfortunately i missed today's match and hopefully i wont sleep through it like i did today.

i refuse to be afraid of berdych hot or not. gasquet will win this one

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 08:19 AM
I am hoping for a Gasquet win, be it 2 or 3 setter...But, the least that I am hoping is a decent display of flair tennis and keeping up his concentration throughout the match as well HIS SERVE..............Sounds too hopeful, maybe and I am confident enough he can win as we all do in him since he blossomed.....Bonne chance, Richie........

icecastle
04-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Puschkin thank you for sharing your experiences with us and for cheering Richard! Have fun today! :)

tennisc
04-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Puschkin, I also thank you for being there for the rest of us. Here's hoping you have the most enjoyable trip to Monte Carlo you have ever had.
I just read the transcript from the presser yesterday (on MC website). He said he was too excited and had 10,000 things in his head in the second set, probably why he lost focus. He also admitted that IW and Miami are not that special to him, but Monte Carlo is. I knew I had read somewhere that he doesn't particularly like to play in the US. He also talked about his coaching situation, and how he and Eric are very close, but Eric deserves his life at home in Paris. Interesting read.

~*BGT*~
04-13-2010, 02:52 PM
First and third sets were good stuff with good focus and intensity (at least for him). When he went down 0-40 to start the 3rd, I thought I've seen this before and is wasn't good . But he kicked it up to hold and after that he seemed to regain his focus, intensity and confidence. Maybe he has ADD (attention deficit disorder).

Hope he builds on this and takes down Berdych next.

That's because I wasn't watching it. :( I only saw the second set and he loses it. I am a bad luck charm :o

Naina
04-13-2010, 03:46 PM
Good Luck Richie :bounce:

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 03:47 PM
Gasquet's match 2 start in about 10-15 Minutes.

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 03:53 PM
Come on Richard!! :D

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Good luck, Richie...........

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:07 PM
Sky Sports R NOT SHOWING THE MATCH!!

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Cool, Gassy...........

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:10 PM
So passive............

reggie1
04-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Sky Sports R NOT SHOWING THE MATCH!!

No!!!!!!! Well that serves me right for making an assumption. I wonder why, both players have good fan bases over here.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Wth....................

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:13 PM
This is not Gasquet, guys....

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:13 PM
R.Gasquet *0-3 T.Berdych

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
Extremely nervous again to start the match against one of the top players... backhand is completely non-existent again..

Relax Richard.

reggie1
04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
Sky have had the interactive option all day so why do they stop now, it's so bloody annoying!

C-B-R
04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
No!!!!!!! Well that serves me right for making an assumption. I wonder why, both players have good fan bases over here.

Cause sky are useless and rather show andy murray highlights instead of a live match

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:16 PM
Much better game.......

reggie1
04-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Oh dear, not going well then? He gets nervous for sure when he encounters players on a hot streak! When he played Verdasco last year (think it was at IW) he looked terrified IMO.

j'adore_richie
04-13-2010, 04:18 PM
come Richard, get it together, that game was good

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:19 PM
he is damn ERRATIC........

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:19 PM
R.Gasquet *1-4 T.Berdych

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:22 PM
He Is Going To Lose Badly............

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Wtf Is He Playing....sooooooooooooooooooooo Disappointed..............

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:25 PM
R.Gasquet 2-4* T.Berdych

Saved 2 BP.

ALLEZ

j'adore_richie
04-13-2010, 04:25 PM
OMG ICU, Eric!

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:26 PM
Allez. 15-15.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:30 PM
R.Gasquet *2-5 T.Berdych

Berdych Saves A BP

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:31 PM
Gasquet better serve better than Berdych.....MUCH BETTER IF HE WANTS TO WIN.....

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:34 PM
See that i the reason why richie wont return to the top 10....silly errors....

j'adore_richie
04-13-2010, 04:34 PM
wtf was that...

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:34 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 0-0* T.Berdych

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:35 PM
He played like a shit and utter rubbish.....He is almost DONE........dot know what is happening to him........

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Utter Shit....a Load Of Hogwash........................................... ...

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Gasquet Re-Group!!

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 04:38 PM
Richard did not even try to make Berdych serve out the set..
He looks scared of Berdych. Can't even move his feet.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:38 PM
I think it is better Gasquet retire from this match and figure out what is happening.....He is worse since I watched him play...

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Gasquet, please retire now...save us from this humiliation and shambles......

C-B-R
04-13-2010, 04:39 PM
geez why so pessimistic on here

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:39 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 *0-1 T.Berdych

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:40 PM
I am a realist person....He is so RUBBISH...

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Apparently, CBR is not watching the game.................................

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:41 PM
This is FUCKING EMBARRASSING...

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:41 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 0-2* T.Berdych

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:42 PM
you got anything to say, IMMZ B.....

C-B-R
04-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Apparently, CBR is not watching the game.................................

no i am , but bemoaning him every 5 seconds isnt going to change the outcome .

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Hey Gasquet maniac, is retiring something you would do right?
So, please retire from this thread..
I know he is not playing well at all, but wishing something like this in here is despicable.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:46 PM
no, this is getting beyond me...What improvement he has done since the last match? Please, this is getting me on my nerves and please richard, look for some sort of divine intervention...I apologize if I had offended anyone.....

Schu
04-13-2010, 04:47 PM
geez why so pessimistic on here

cuz he started the match scared to death and tentative and has just gotten worse. He is pretty much paralyzed right now and obvious he just wants to get off the court(but hopefully he doesn't take Gasquet maniac's suggestion). Richie RARELY turns that attitude around in a match but there is always a first time. COME ON RICHIE!

Perfect example of what confidence and lack of confidence can do. Berdych is playing well but not THAT well - once again, in his head...

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:47 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 *0-3 T.Berdych

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 04:47 PM
Is it just me or is he not trying AT ALL in the second set? :mad:

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:48 PM
I am so upset with him because this is the first time I am watching him being so live less on court...

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:49 PM
See, good to know that someone is on the same page as me....

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 04:49 PM
errors, errors, errors

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:51 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 0-4* T.Berdych

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:51 PM
It is just unbearable for me........................................

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:52 PM
unbearable for me........................................

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 04:55 PM
unbearable for me........................................


Dude, stop watching and stop spamming.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:56 PM
What is his next tourney......

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:57 PM
R.Gasquet 2-6 *0-5 T.Berdych

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 04:57 PM
lol berdych trying to choke but gasquet still can't get on the board... this is getting embarrassing

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 04:57 PM
What is his next tourney......

Barcelona. which starts on the 17th.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:58 PM
This match is not even funny anymore......I feel sorry for gasquet.....................

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 04:59 PM
IMMZ B, how do u stay composed all the time?

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:02 PM
IMMZ B, how do u stay composed all the time?

U want me 2 be honest.... I believe is Richard just needs confidence he isnt backing himself...a Win against a Top 20 player would be massive for him at this stage.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:03 PM
2nd Round Result:

R.Gasquet 2-6 0-6 T.Berdych

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 05:03 PM
I wonder if Richard can not live without Deblicker or if Deblicker has no decency to completely leave the picture. Richard needs completely new voice. I have said it for 3 years now, as long as I see Deblicker in the stands, it just won't happened for Richard. He is a good fan of his game and a cheerleader but he has done nothing for his game. Richard really badly needs someone full time, who will make him work hard and fight no matter the score.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:04 PM
But, the question, how long do he need? I really hope that he excels on grass courts if not he is literally done.....

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:07 PM
Needs his confidence 2 be high...good results or even 1 good result against a top player would be so good 4 him. Where is it gnna come from? Barcelona....French Open??

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:09 PM
He's got Doubles tommorow. 5th nd last on COURT CENTRAL

C-B-R
04-13-2010, 05:09 PM
I wonder if Richard can not live without Deblicker or if Deblicker has no decency to completely leave the picture. Richard needs completely new voice. I have said it for 3 years now, as long as I see Deblicker in the stands, it just won't happened for Richard. He is a good fan of his game and a cheerleader but he has done nothing for his game. Richard really badly needs someone full time, who will make him work hard and fight no matter the score.

i think to gasquet , Deblicker is like a safety blanket and will never have a good word against him which at times i do think he needs a coach who would give me a kick up the backside & push him .

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:10 PM
The conclusion we can made is he played like a top 200 player and take my word of it, he will still be the same old gasquet.....he will never return to top 30......

Schu
04-13-2010, 05:11 PM
I didn't expect him to win, obviously he didn't either, and thus the absolute BEATDOWN. Where's that psychologist - some how he has got to get some belief that he can play with the top guys. Berdych seemed to have found it so guess it's not a hopeless cause.

Poor Puschkin, she had about 4 points to cheer for.

We don't really know what Eric says to Richie but I agree that it is time for a BRAND NEW voice

:hug: Richie - know this is tougher on him than any of us.

Moving on ...

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 05:13 PM
I wonder if Richard can not live without Deblicker or if Deblicker has no decency to completely leave the picture. Richard needs completely new voice. I have said it for 3 years now, as long as I see Deblicker in the stands, it just won't happened for Richard. He is a good fan of his game and a cheerleader but he has done nothing for his game. Richard really badly needs someone full time, who will make him work hard and fight no matter the score.

He spoke about his coaches in his press conference here: http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2010/Interview-Transcripts/Richard-Gasquet-Monday.aspx

I think its a good point you made about Eric, but lets face it, Richard could hire 20 new coaches but at the end of the day the only way he will ever achieve anything is if he changes himself. It has to come from within. I do not know him personally obviously but to me he just doesn't seem to care half the time (I know that sounds harsh). He has all the talent in the world and if he really WANTED to be the best and he WORKED to be the best he could BE the best. It's so frustrating because I've followed him since he was young and I always thought he'd be such a successful player when he's in his twenties.. so its hard to watch him keep losing and losing again and again.

I guess he is only 23 and there is still hope... but it needs to be HIM that changes and HIM that wants to win tournaments...

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Yeah, move on to Barcelona...Could care less about the doubles match.....It is getting hard to see richie play normal nowadays...What is bugging him ..... Only God KNOWS.....

Gul
04-13-2010, 05:17 PM
I'm so sad, what can I do for him because I love him.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Next time I can watch Gasquet play is in Bareclona as Sky Sports r broadcasting it from next Thursday but he has 2 get thru the Rounds.

STAY POSTIVE!

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:18 PM
I just wish that Richie reflects the game today and analyze his weaknesses....This is for his own good as I am sure that this forum would not want to be flooded with criticisms, harsh comments and sympathies any more...I was so looking forward to this match as u all guys as well....It is saddening and sorrowful if he continues from this dismal display...... Please gasquet, I am begging you......

~*BGT*~
04-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Berdych laid the smack down on Richie :o

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 05:19 PM
I'm so sad, what can I do for him because I love him.

All we can do is hope that he will improve someday.. who knows maybe he'll go on a deep run at Wimbledon this year?

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 05:21 PM
All we can do is hope that he will improve someday.. who knows maybe he'll go on a deep run at Wimbledon this year?

Or he can start it at the French Open

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 05:21 PM
i think to gasquet , Deblicker is like a safety blanket and will never have a good word against him which at times i do think he needs a coach who would give me a kick up the backside & push him .

I bet Richard would not dare to lose like this in front of Marcus, but with Eric there, he seems to know that once things don't go well, then well it's ok to pack your bags and basically go home early. Richard can't possibly have a father figure on the court, he needs someone who will be very honest and very critical of him. Deblicker as far as I know doesn't even comment during his practices. I have watched few of them and he is just there to hand him the balls and say Allez once in a while. Maybe he also gives him hugs after performances like these.

Davodus
04-13-2010, 05:24 PM
:sad:

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:26 PM
:sad:

Lol, it is thorn for u, right? The better player won..

oranges
04-13-2010, 05:26 PM
Ouch :sad:

Vlad1980
04-13-2010, 05:31 PM
He spoke about his coaches in his press conference here: http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2010/Interview-Transcripts/Richard-Gasquet-Monday.aspx

I think its a good point you made about Eric, but lets face it, Richard could hire 20 new coaches but at the end of the day the only way he will ever achieve anything is if he changes himself. It has to come from within. I do not know him personally obviously but to me he just doesn't seem to care half the time (I know that sounds harsh). He has all the talent in the world and if he really WANTED to be the best and he WORKED to be the best he could BE the best. It's so frustrating because I've followed him since he was young and I always thought he'd be such a successful player when he's in his twenties.. so its hard to watch him keep losing and losing again and again.

I guess he is only 23 and there is still hope... but it needs to be HIM that changes and HIM that wants to win tournaments...


Maybe he needs to fire everyone and just try to do everything on his own.. maybe then the nature will take over and he will play more freely. I know one thing: Deblicker must leave. In just 2 months with Marcus, his forehand already looks a lot more solid than it was since 2005. His backhand looks very unreliable now, but that is because he is trying to take it earlier and hit little flatter more often and that is not easy.. if Deblicker stays, he won't do anything, his game would look exactly like it was in 06 and 07 (with less and less confidence) and with that type of game he can't be top 30 player anymore. Players have adjusted. Now, he needs to adjust and improve.

Gul
04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
I hope he listen us . Pls give to us joy.......... Love u

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:36 PM
Maybe he needs to fire everyone and just try to do everything on his own.. maybe then the nature will take over and he will play more freely. I know one thing: Deblicker must leave. In just 2 months with Marcus, his forehand already looks a lot more solid than it was since 2005. His backhand looks very unreliable now, but that is because he is trying to take it earlier and hit little flatter more often and that is not easy.. if Deblicker stays, he won't do anything, his game would look exactly like it was in 06 and 07 (with less and less confidence) and with that type of game he can't be top 30 player anymore. Players have adjusted. Now, he needs to adjust and improve.

I agree with you...He must change his approach and work out from there.....

marina36
04-13-2010, 05:37 PM
Well... I don't know what to say... I'm just sad.
I hope he'll work hard to become again a very good player... I know he can do this...

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 05:40 PM
Well... I don't know what to say... I'm just sad.
I hope he'll work hard to become again a very good player... I know he can do this...


Yes, but does he even want to? That's the question.

Time will tell... :angel:

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Yes, but does he even want to? That's the question.

Time will tell... :angel:

He MUST improve...for his sake..

tennisc
04-13-2010, 05:45 PM
I completely missed the match, which may have been better, for me, anyway. I don't know what to say since I didn't see any of it, but please do not think he doesn't care. I think sometimes he cares too much it makes him nervous. I often think he rushes through things, that's a sure sign of nervousness. He needs a lot of patience and some serious guidance right now. C-B-R, my husband would agree with you. He often says that if he were someone's coach, he would kick their hind end. Just hope and pray he gets this straightened out.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 05:47 PM
I completely missed the match, which may have been better, for me, anyway. I don't know what to say since I didn't see any of it, but please do not think he doesn't care. I think sometimes he cares too much it makes him nervous. I often think he rushes through things, that's a sure sign of nervousness. He needs a lot of patience and some serious guidance right now. C-B-R, my husband would agree with you. He often says that if he were someone's coach, he would kick their hind end. Just hope and pray he gets this straightened out.

You were spared from this humiliation ....I am hopeful that things will be normal in Barcelona and so on.........

Gul
04-13-2010, 06:00 PM
He Heals Me lyrics
India Arie

I like this song , I want to give him and u all my Richard fan :)

He heals me
Told him my biggest secret
And he told me four.
He smiled at me and said that makes me love more
And then he made me laugh
And I knew it was a sign
That he was a man,
That I wanted in my life

And with every passing day
I feel more and more of that way

He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me,
He heals me

I can play him songs, all through the night,
And he will listen to every line,
And even when I’m wrong, he is still kind
He chooses his words wisely when he tells me I’m not right.

And yes he is a beautiful man,
But he is also a beautiful friend

He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me

The moment that we met, he made me smile.
He has so much compassion in his eyes
I have no idea, how long he’ll be here
A season or a lifetime, forever or a year
But for the first time in my life I’m not worried about the future
Because we have such a wonderful time when we’re together
However things turn out, it’s all right
Cause he’s already changed my life.

He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me
He knows the real me
And he accepts me, he never hurts me
He heals me..........

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 06:01 PM
So nice of you.....

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 06:09 PM
The boy has spoken! Once again he assures us he'll be back..

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100413_194527_gasquet-aucune-sensation.html

Gul
04-13-2010, 06:11 PM
So nice of you.....

:wavey:u welcome

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 06:21 PM
The boy has spoken! Once again he assures us he'll be back..

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20100413_194527_gasquet-aucune-sensation.html

When I translated the page, it did not state anything on the assurance as the article were talking about the game....etc...

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 06:29 PM
When I translated the page, it did not state anything on the assurance as the article were talking about the game....etc...

The article says he did not try to make excuses and at the end he says 'I do not have too many doubts. I know I will return.'

Sounds like assurance to me. Sorry if that's wrong though - my french is not good ;)

reggie1
04-13-2010, 06:31 PM
I didn't see the match because of Sky choosing to flood us with Murray, but the thing that worries me is that he seems to be in a rush to get off court when things aren't going his way. This simply will not do! This was mentioned yesterday and today by other posters who saw this match, have mentioned it again today. Losing and losing horribly, I can accept, I don't like it but I can accept it, but just throwing the towel in and sloping off court is unacceptable. I am the most patient and supportive of fans like most of us, but this attitude just fills me with despair. If that doesn't change, it makes me worry for the rest of his career.
I really hope that puschkin can put a positive spin on today.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 06:32 PM
The article says he did not try to make excuses and at the end he says 'I do not have too many doubts. I know I will return.'

Sounds like assurance to me. Sorry if that's wrong though - my french is not good ;)

Thanks...The translation seemed different...Never mind, at least your french is miles better than mine...Thanks again and Have a nice day ahead........

GasquetFan
04-13-2010, 06:34 PM
I didn't see the match because of Sky choosing to flood us with Murray, but the thing that worries me is that he seems to be in a rush to get off court when things aren't going his way. This simply will not do! This was mentioned yesterday and today by other posters who saw this match, have mentioned it again today. Losing and losing horribly, I can accept, I don't like it but I can accept it, but just throwing the towel in and sloping off court is unacceptable. I am the most patient and supportive of fans like most of us, but this attitude just fills me with despair. If that doesn't change, it makes me worry for the rest of his career.
I really hope that puschkin can put a positive spin on today.

I know.. it would be alot easier to take if he went down fighting. He was like a robot in the second set. He didn't bother at all unless he was about 30-0 up on Berdych's serve.

Oh well.. moving along.. :rolleyes:

reggie1
04-13-2010, 06:42 PM
I know he has always been like this for the most part and has to "feel" it but I don't think he can indulge himself like that anymore. He has to dig in and fight whatever the weather. His ranking and where it's likely to head really worries me. Having said that, I do think as long as he gets a decent draw at Wimbly he is capable of a really good run there. But that is where the ranking plays a part.

Puschkin
04-13-2010, 06:51 PM
MC Report Day 4: a very mixed day as you will see.

Julien as usual at work when I arrived, practising with JWT. I met a nice couple from rgnet and we watched Juergen defeating PHM together. I was a little late for Richard's practice, Eric and Gabriel there, Gabriel doing the coaching. I heard: "You have to speak to yourself- POWER." After practice he signed a lot and then he walked down the stairs, which were empty as Nadal and Murray were practising at the same time He saw me and said "bonjour, ca va?" Take it guys and girls; he said it to me; not me to him. I was so stunned, I could not even reply, just smiled sheepishly. He must think that I am a complete idiot. :o

Back to the court de princes to watch Llodra destroying the hopes of the mainly Italian crowd and Fognini. Djokovic practised with Nalbandidan then, but it was too crowded to see anything, I settled for Troicki-Kubot, the latter has the nicer game, but Troicki won, then the borig JWT-Almagro match and finally it was time for Richard, by then it was late and cold, no athmosphere on the court and you have seen it all, Richard was never in that match, there is not more to say.

reggie1
04-13-2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks Puschkin, I did wonder if we'd hear from you tonight at all, thought the hotel mini bar may have seemed appealing after this match :lol:

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Richard Gasquet did not seek an excuse. "I have not played very well and it very well. There is no problem with the top ten, "said French after his defeat. I do not find myself, I had no sensation, difficulty moving. Then, it scrolls quickly. It's a disappointment but I will defer. I do not have too many doubts. I know I'll be back. I need time. I'm happy to play, I really enjoy, that's all that matters.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:02 PM
Come on Richie!! Find yur best form!!!

Inshallah it will start in Barcelona!!

Cloudygirl
04-13-2010, 07:06 PM
I'm starting to think Markus is his jinx. How many matches has he won with him watching him again. I just wish I knew what was going on in his head.

Glad you got to say hi to Richie puschkin. I would have been a bit speechless too if he'd spoken to me.

Has he played his doubs first round yet?

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Has he played his doubs first round yet?

Playing it tommorow. 5th & last on Court Central

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 07:11 PM
I'm starting to think Markus is his jinx. How many matches has he won with him watching him again. I just wish I knew what was going on in his head.

Glad you got to say hi to Richie puschkin. I would have been a bit speechless too if he'd spoken to me.


Has he played his doubs first round yet?

No, he will play his doubles match tomorrow at Centre Court, the last match against ROBREDO AND GRANOLLERS.....

reggie1
04-13-2010, 07:12 PM
I'm having a rant I know, I don't that often so please indulge me, but he says so often "I am young", "I have time" and in any other walk of life, a few months off turning 24 is a mere pup but in tennis terms it is not. I also think it's an indication of the fact that he is still quite immature and thinks of himself still as a kid.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:13 PM
So what's every-ones predictions for Barcelona??

Cloudygirl
04-13-2010, 07:17 PM
Depends on the draw. I think he'll be lucky to win a round right now if he gets someone in the top 20 who is half way good on clay and I'm actually glad that he is playing a challenger rather than Rome.

Gasquet maniac
04-13-2010, 07:18 PM
So what's every-ones predictions for Barcelona??

We have to wait and see....The draw will be on Saturday the 17 th, I guess...

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:33 PM
Fair points. Inshallah he will get thru a couple of Rounds, So his match can come on Sky Sports as they r Broadcasting Barcelona from Thursday.

I want him in the opposite half of Nadal.

ALLEZ RICHIE!

reggie1
04-13-2010, 07:39 PM
Immzb you are a little ray of sunshine :hug: I do believe in him like you but every now and then I want to give him a shake! Must be the mother in me :lol:

Cloudygirl
04-13-2010, 07:42 PM
I want to give him a slap sometimes and tell him to pull himself together but I don't know him and didn't even watch today but if it was as bad as the stats, we all know he can play far better than that. He doesn't seem to know that though for some reason.

I guess all we can do is cheer him and hope he sorts it out.

Puschkin
04-13-2010, 07:43 PM
I'm having a rant I know, I don't that often so please indulge me, but he says so often "I am young", "I have time" and in any other walk of life, a few months off turning 24 is a mere pup but in tennis terms it is not. I also think it's an indication of the fact that he is still quite immature and thinks of himself still as a kid.

What do you expect him to say? I am a loser and I will never make it.:devil:

I don' know many kids who had to go through things like he had. Hailed as the messiah of French tennis at the age of nine, being the scape goat of the French DC-loss in Winston- Salem and fallen out of grace by most media since then is not what kids normally endure.

The job for Markus is tough though, I wonder how he will adress it.

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 07:49 PM
Immzb you are a little ray of sunshine :hug: I do believe in him like you but every now and then I want to give him a shake! Must be the mother in me :lol:

:cool::cool:

I think we all have 2 postive. I know he will get his form back with maybe a good tournament or just a Win against a Top Player.

ALLLLEZ GASKAY!

Certinfy
04-13-2010, 07:51 PM
So what's every-ones predictions for Barcelona??Richard finds some form and makes a QF or something. And yes I'm being serious and I really hope it does happen!

reggie1
04-13-2010, 07:58 PM
What do you expect him to say? I am a loser and I will never make it.:devil:

I don' know many kids who had to go through things like he had. Hailed as the messiah of French tennis at the age of nine, being the scape goat of the French DC-loss in Winston- Salem and fallen out of grace by most media since then is not what kids normally endure.

The job for Markus is tough though, I wonder how he will adress it.

No I don't expect him to say anything of the sort, don't be silly, but the "I have bags of time attitude" concerns me, rightly or wrongly.
And whilst I accept the pressues he has been under, I work with kids who have had to endure far, far worse (although haven't had to endure the media spotlight admittedly) so I occasionally grow a little tired of hearing about it. It must be tough but he either let's it rule him and affect the rest of his life and his career or he doesn't. Just because I feel the need to "get real" every now and again, does not stop me being a fan though.
The minute anybody besides yourself directs any criticism towards him, you are like a guard dog and it gets somewhat tiresome. I really do not say anything negative that often.

Cloudygirl
04-13-2010, 08:02 PM
I think Vicky has a point actually (about the him using his age as an excuse thing). How many players play past 30. Unless you are Santoro, he's practically half way through his career. He's not a kid anymore.

I feel like it's an excuse now and that at some point down the line he's stopped believing in himself and unless he gets that self belief back, it's never going to happen for him and it's a huge shame because he has the talent and the game for a great career.

Puschkin
04-13-2010, 08:07 PM
And whilst I accept the pressues he has been under, I work with kids who have had to endure far, far worse (although haven't had to endure the media spotlight admittedly).

I think you misinterpreted me or I was not clear. I don' t question the fact that there are kids out there who had to endure tougher things than Richard, I was just arguing against the notion that "he is immature and thinking of himself as a kid".

As for his pressers which I am often enough criticising myself - seriously what do you want him to say? He admitted he played a crap match.

reggie1
04-13-2010, 08:14 PM
I have no issue with any of what he says other than the whole Peter Pan act, I thought I had made that clear.

scmom
04-13-2010, 09:04 PM
what a disappointing match today
He was simply overpowered in that one
Just points out what confidence will do for a player - because , Berdych has had more than his share or WTF losses when he should have won - and has finally gotten a few good wins and is on a roll. I am gonna take this as a sign that Richard can do the same thing . I refuse to believe he can never recover from mess of last year. I think he is right - it will take time . But agree , that at almost 24 he does not have as much time as he used to .
I have no opinion on coaching - Eric vs Markus - don't really have enough knowledge of either man to judge. But I do know that Eric seems to be a gentle fatherly fellow and they have a good relationship - and there is something to be said for being happy with the people you work with. He never looked happy with Peyre , who was a kick ass sort of guy - and nothing good came of it . What little I saw of Markus dealing with Richard , he seemed very positive - so I thought that was a good thing. So I think I will wait and see a little bit longer before i start yelling for a change .

deep down , I am a bit sad that Richard says he does not care about Indian Wells - as I think of it as "my " tournament where I get to see him - but I totally understand that an event so close to his home would mean more to him .
And Puschkin , so glad he spoke to you ! That is sweet - he remembered the young lady who was so supportive of him ! He does notice and remember his fans - he always remembers my daughter , year after year - and talks to her every time .

acd692
04-13-2010, 09:13 PM
i'm so happy i didn't watch this, i'm so sad and i think it's a terrible waste for tennis that a young and talented player can't get his game together, i really wish he improves cause he deserves to be in the top 10.. no matter what i'll be his fan:)

ImmzB
04-13-2010, 09:56 PM
no matter what i'll be his fan:)

:cool::cool::cool:

whattheheck
04-14-2010, 03:31 AM
To think he hired a clay courter coach, I'm so disappointed. Let's move on to the next tournament, shall we? Do better next time, please.

*Jean*
04-14-2010, 06:32 AM
That was a poor and sad performance. He didn't even seem to try in the end. :sad:

Keijan
04-14-2010, 09:26 AM
I didn't see the match, but aren't you all being a bit too hard on him ? I mean, Berdych reached a final in a masters series two weeks ago, beating many excellent players. So what, we all know that Richard isn't back at the top of his game yet, so it was a bit wishful thinking to believe he was going to give a beatdown to an excellent and young player who has never played that well before. I'm pretty happy with his result in the first match and the fact that he's back to be motivated and willing to do everything it takes to get it back.

About being 24, sure he isn't 18 anymore, but look at Federer, what he went through at the beginning of his career, being so talented but unable to get his mind together, and everyone was saying how he would just be a perpetual disappointment, and look at what he became. It's true that a tennis career is very short, but ten or fitfteen years is still a long time. Some blossom at 18, others at 25. What I think is that Richard got enough bad luck now for the rest of his life, so he can only go up now ;)

tennisc
04-14-2010, 11:19 AM
I agree, Keijan. I often think of Roger. The first time I saw him play, DC vs US, I thought he had a beautiful game and so much talent, but a lot of things still going on in his head. It took a little time, not too much, but look at him! There are a lot of similarities between them. I don't want to compare, I think they have been compared enough already, but most of you know what I'm talking about. Apparently, Richard needs more time to deal with some things, mainly other people's expectations of him. John McEnroe once said that tennis players need to have a very short memory, forget about a bad point or a bad match you have just played and move on. That reminds me of the words of the Apostle Paul..."forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead..." (Philippians 3:13) All of us have had to deal with things in the past, some more than others. Believe me, I know. It may be dealing with criticism, negativity or a thorn in our side that is holding us back. All have been blessed with gifts; it is up to us to use them, not letting anything stand in our way. God bless you all.

Keijan
04-14-2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks, but it was totally unnecessary to bring the catholic religion into this. Common sense was enough. Or maybe I could start quoting the Koran and we'll switch to a nice theological conversation..

reggie1
04-14-2010, 11:46 AM
I totally agree with Marion, please please do not bring religion here. GM is the place for it under non tennis.
I also do take your points Marion regarding Richie but as I said yesterday, the thing that worries me is this wanting to get off court quickly when things aren't going well. I want to see more fight in him but I was a bit negative yesterday and as someone said "let's move on to the next tournament."

tennisc
04-14-2010, 12:36 PM
I am not Catholic! I have found inspiration from many sources, the bible, poetry, people I know, past experiences. I do believe that people should not let their past hold them back. I speak from very personal experience. I do not mean to offend anyone. I was just trying to say exactly that...move on, go forward, get on with it.

Keijan
04-14-2010, 12:53 PM
Just say that then, don't quote the bible, this is not the place. (But you sure have a good knowledge of it for a non-christian person)

Yeah, Vicky that's something annoying about him, he's not a hundred percent there in every of his matchs. But there are many matches where he gives his everything and still loses, so, once in a while, I suppose it's ok to give up (especially in this case where he had no way to win.) Anyway on to BCN :)

tennisc
04-14-2010, 01:31 PM
Keijan, I am a Christian, just not a Catholic one. I wanted to clarify this. Let's move on. I realize that all of us are probably a little tense today.

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 02:36 PM
Well, Murray just went out 6-2 6-1. I feel sooooooooooooooo much better about yesterday :lol: Is that evil? :haha:

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Richie et Jo are on the court right now for doubles playing against Granollers/Robredo. Allez boys!

GasquetFan
04-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Well, Murray just went out 6-2 6-1. I feel sooooooooooooooo much better about yesterday :lol: Is that evil? :haha:


I feel the same way :devil: Watching Murray lose is almost as fun for me as watching Richie win.. haha just kidding :angel:

Richie et Jo are on the court right now for doubles playing against Granollers/Robredo. Allez boys!

Good luck boys!! Wish there was a stream.

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 03:14 PM
1-4 :o

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 03:23 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga 2-6 *0-0

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 03:26 PM
6-2. Come on boys!

Davodus
04-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Well, Murray just went out 6-2 6-1. I feel sooooooooooooooo much better about yesterday :lol: Is that evil? :haha:

+1 :lol: I had even picked him to lose in my challenge draw, but I thought it was just wishful thinking.

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 03:59 PM
They've got the 2nd set 6-4. ALLEZ!!!

GasquetFan
04-14-2010, 04:00 PM
Good boys. Now win please. ALLEZ.

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga 2-6 6-4 *2-2

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga *4-3

case
04-14-2010, 04:03 PM
Well, Murray just went out 6-2 6-1. I feel sooooooooooooooo much better about yesterday :lol: Is that evil? :haha:

let's hope it makes gasquet feel better! yeah it makes me feel better too!

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 04:05 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga *7-4

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga 8-5*

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 04:09 PM
Doubles 1st Round Result:

R.Gasquet/J.W.Tsonga 2-6 6-4 10-7 M.Granollers/T.Robredo

~*BGT*~
04-14-2010, 04:09 PM
They won :D

case
04-14-2010, 04:09 PM
good that he has a winning match on the heels of that embarrassment

GasquetFan
04-14-2010, 04:11 PM
:worship:

Yay!! Two of my favorite players. They play Knowles/Soares next.

Tess Gray
04-14-2010, 04:47 PM
Hopefully this will make Richard feel slightly better:yeah:

*Jean*
04-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Good doubles win! And a winnable match tomorrow! :D

Puschkin
04-14-2010, 06:04 PM
MC report day 5:

Not Julien who was already at work when I arrived, but Juergen. Some Italians passing by could not decide whether he was Volandri or not. :rolleyes:

Watched Djokovic practising against Troicki, then I saw I convincing Juanqui defeating Becker. I was in time for Richard's practice with Jo, 45 minutes, more intense than yesterday, no Deblicker. While Jo was interviwed, Richard continued with Gabriel for another 15 minutes, high BHs... He looked good, motivated, not dejected at all, smiling during practice which was certainly the toughest I had seen so far.

A bunch of Italian kids almost prevented my daily contact. This time it was me adressing him and giving him a sign of encouragement, he looked back and replied with the usual ca va?

Watched my compatriote losing to Petzschner and walked around while Nadal was playing, I greatly enjoyed the first set of Kohlschreiber-Murray. :p

Met my French friends from rgnet and then it was doubles time; Both started poorly, Richard missing volleys and Jo his jumping smashes, it was particularly Granollers playing well. In the second set they started to play like a real doubles team, they were twice a break down, but managed to get back, the match tiebreak was really good, Richie finding his grove on the volleys scoring four direct winners, including a 207 km ace for 8-5.

icecastle
04-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Thank you for the daily report Puschkin! and keep up the good work of cheering Richie. :D

ImmzB
04-14-2010, 07:57 PM
Gasquet and Tsonga r 5th and last on Court Central tommorow.

Cloudygirl
04-14-2010, 08:00 PM
ooh do you think there might be a stream?

Schu
04-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Well, Murray just went out 6-2 6-1. I feel sooooooooooooooo much better about yesterday :lol: Is that evil? :haha:

I would have MUCH rather seen this match than RIchie's yesterday. No not evil at all.

Glad to see Richie won a doubles match. Even If I'm not particularly fond of Tsonga, playing doubles with him might do Richie some good - just as long as he doesn't start dancing around.

Thanks for the news Puschkin - glad to hear that Markus was working with him and he didn't decide that Richie was too much of a "challenge" for him :)

Cloudygirl
04-14-2010, 09:37 PM
I'd even take Richie adopting Tsonga's victory dance right now. I hate it, but at least it'd mean he was winning.

reggie1
04-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I'd like to see him bustin' some moves on court, yeah I'm down with the kids!
Thanks Puschkin for everything.

scmom
04-14-2010, 11:32 PM
a good win in the doubles - and glad that his volleys were the winning shots
He missed a good number of those yesterday , so hitting a few winners has got to feel good

Puschkin - really enjoying your on site reports - and that you are getting a chance to see Richard and interact a bit every time .

and like others here , I also got a good chuckle out of watching Murray stink it up - He is just not one of my favorites .

I actually really like Tsonga - I think his on court persona , though brash , is entertaining - and glad that he and Richard are playing together . Bet it is good tennis to watch when they work together . As far as the dance moves - well if that little backwards choo choo dance thing that Richard did in his match last year against Gonzo in Australia is any indication - he could use some dance lessons from Tsonga :) It was awfully cute - in his own little awkward way , but ... It could use some work

reggie1
04-15-2010, 07:58 AM
That's Richard though Beth, awfully cute in his own little awkward way :lol:

Gasquet maniac
04-15-2010, 11:18 AM
Will there be a stream for the doubles match?

Gasquetno.1
04-15-2010, 11:49 AM
well if that little backwards choo choo dance thing that Richard did in his match last year against Gonzo in Australia is any indication - he could use some dance lessons from Tsonga :) It was awfully cute - in his own little awkward way , but ... It could use some work

Haha, that is my favourite ever Richie moment :)

GasquetFan
04-15-2010, 12:38 PM
Will there be a stream for the doubles match?

No. :sad:

Vlad1980
04-15-2010, 12:49 PM
I didn't see the match, but aren't you all being a bit too hard on him ? I mean, Berdych reached a final in a masters series two weeks ago, beating many excellent players. So what, we all know that Richard isn't back at the top of his game yet, so it was a bit wishful thinking to believe he was going to give a beatdown to an excellent and young player who has never played that well before. I'm pretty happy with his result in the first match and the fact that he's back to be motivated and willing to do everything it takes to get it back.

About being 24, sure he isn't 18 anymore, but look at Federer, what he went through at the beginning of his career, being so talented but unable to get his mind together, and everyone was saying how he would just be a perpetual disappointment, and look at what he became. It's true that a tennis career is very short, but ten or fitfteen years is still a long time. Some blossom at 18, others at 25. What I think is that Richard got enough bad luck now for the rest of his life, so he can only go up now ;)

Good players make their own luck. Some players get seriously injured and still come back stronger than ever.. some players get knee operations and get back to number 1.. now that's being unlucky AND still prevail.. Richard has NOT been unlucky.. He made horrible choices in his life, such as hanging out with drug addicts in clubs and paying for it dearly.. but he can't blame anyone but himself. In fact he got SO lucky, he did not get 2 years and should be thanking his luck.. You talk about him being motivated.. how do you know that? Just because he says so? Or his team says so? I stopped believing him (what he says in interviews) or his team long time ago. I don't think they ever talk about true issues. I only trust what I see from a player on court.. so far this season he has fought in some matches, but did not show up in others.. against Berdych it was disgraceful performance on so many levels and I don't care how well Berdych is playing now (btw, he lost his next match), I know he is only average on clay. Richard did not think (change any strategy), fight or did anything on the court. It was a spit in the face to all his fans that stood by him for so many years of criticism and trouble. He needs to look in the mirror and ask himself if tennis is really what he wants to do moving forward.

xAtomsx
04-15-2010, 02:37 PM
Help Richie to get a Wild Card for Madrid by voting for him here: http://www.marca.com/debate/2010/04/885/prevotaciones885.html

Gonna be difficult though :/

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 04:59 PM
I hope Richie is on the Madrid Qualifying Entry List.
The Entry List comes out next week.

ATM Gasquet is the 29th ALT for Madrid.

If Gasquet reaches the SF in Belgrade he then won't be able to play the Qualifiers if he's on the Entry List for the Madrid Qualifiers.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 05:41 PM
Djokovic finished his match abt 15 mins ago...Gasquet's Doubles shld start soon

Gasquet maniac
04-15-2010, 05:54 PM
It is already half an hour since the Djokovic match finished.....Where is the match?

Jozie
04-15-2010, 06:00 PM
According to tomorrow's order of play, they are last up on Court Central. Richard & JW are through to the next round by default it seems, vs the no 1 seeds Nestor & Zimonjic.

http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/Schedules/OOP.aspx

tennisc
04-15-2010, 06:59 PM
The info originally posted on the MC website was wrong. Apparently, Richie and Jo defaulted their doubles match because of Jo's long match and fatigue.(info from lequipe) On to Barcelona.

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 07:02 PM
http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/Scores/Results.aspx

if that is true then the Monte Carlo website is still wrong.

and the oop still has them on it

ORDER OF PLAY

FRIDAY, 16 APRIL 2010

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER)
[9] J Ferrero (ESP) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs D Nalbandian (ARG)
A Montanes (ESP) vs [6] F Verdasco (ESP)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [WC] R Gasquet (FRA) / J Tsonga (FRA)

COURT DES PRINCES start 1:00 pm
[4] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) vs [6] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT)
[5] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) vs [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA)
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs D Ferrer (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP

You would think they could manage to get it right oops.

tennisc
04-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Yeah, you think they would manage, but I was looking at lequipe and eurosport, said they had forfeited their match because Jo is hurting and didn't want to risk anything. ATP website still had them on the order of play for today, but not tomorrow. I don't know what to believe. I suppose we'll have to wait for Puschkin's report for accurate information.

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Now the atp site has them off it for tomorrow but Monte carlo site still has them on.

Gutted for Puschkin if they have withdrawn. Also I hope Jo isn't injured.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Gasquet/Tsonga r through.

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 07:28 PM
I don't think they are. I think they have withdrawn and the Monte Carlo site is wrong.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 07:33 PM
On http://www.livescore.com/tennis/ They have Gasquet & Tsonga r through.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 07:35 PM
Tsonga did Withdraw, Right Knee

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 07:38 PM
Yup but that is because that is what the Monte Carlo website says. l'equipe and eurosport say otherwise. They might be biased and crappy but l'equipe don't usually get stuff like this wrong.

l'equipe says

Richard Gasquet et Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ont déclaré forfait pour leur deuxième tour de double contre le Brésilien Bruno Soares et le Bahaméen Marc Knowles. Légèrement diminué par une douleur après sa défaite face à Juan-Carlos Ferrero, le Manceau a préféré ne pas prendre de risques.

Edit sorry I was slower pressing post than you.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 07:39 PM
Gasquet now moves onto Barcelona 500.

I think he will have a Monday start, hopefully in the Evening.

tennisc
04-15-2010, 08:00 PM
I was hoping they would do well in doubles because it really helps with net play and for Puschkin's sake. I really feel badly for her now. I know how I would feel, like crying. I hope Jo is okay, too.

Puschkin
04-15-2010, 08:13 PM
MC report day 6:

Headed to the practise courts upon arrival, Juanqui warming up with Robredo, good spirits, unfortunately I could not understand their jokes.

Richard practising 1 and 1/2 hours with Schwank, Markus there, no Deblicker, mainly groundies, first FH CC, then BH CC which was the better dish.;) Then they practised finishing points, Richard got frustrated, even threw his raquet, but it was a "soft" throwing. I left him alone today, he was totally wet and I am sure his only thought was for a shower, I also felt he was not in the greatest of moods.

Watched Juergen and Youzhny warm up and wished Juergen good luck, finally entered centre court where to my greatest joy Juanqui beat Tsonga, I had even written Juanqui on the other side of the Richie-banner, was already doubting the doubles. :o

Poor match between Novak and Wawrinka, Novak speaking French in his interview and got huge cheers for it, his accent is not bad, ;) Then it was announced that JWT injured himself slightly in his matchagainst JCF and gave wo for the doubles, everyone is invited to his own opinion on this, but my views about JWT certainly did not get better after this.

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 08:20 PM
I love the idea that he chucked a racket but if next time he could break it in half in a Safin 'esque style that would make me even happier.

If Jo is genuinely worried he is slightly injured I don't blame him, but do you think that isn't the case?

Puschkin
04-15-2010, 08:29 PM
I love the idea that he chucked a racket but if next time he could break it in half in a Safin 'esque style that would make me even happier.

If Jo is genuinely worried he is slightly injured I don't blame him, but do you think that isn't the case?

Well, at least there was no sign of an injury to see and in today's L'Equipe his coach boasted about his physical condition:

Après sa victoire contre Almagro il n'a pas eu besoin d'une récuperation spéciale; Franchement; au niveau physique où il est maintenant, ça a été un match normale. Il encaisse........ until the next defeat.:o

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 08:38 PM
Ok I def see your point there. it's a shame for the crowd really.

I hope Richie finds his confidence on grass if it doesn't come on clay.

Are you there all week?

Nathaliia
04-15-2010, 08:44 PM
Seriously, who gives a shit about Granollers? Vote for Richie.
http://www.marca.com/debate/2010/04/885/prevotaciones885.html

~*BGT*~
04-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Seriously, who gives a shit about Granollers? Vote for Richie.
http://www.marca.com/debate/2010/04/885/prevotaciones885.html

Yes yes! I've been keeping it up as a tab on my browser and I vote every 10 minutes or so. I'm seeing the gap close ( :secret: even if by a small amount :angel: )

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 09:27 PM
How did you manage that? It would only let me vote once.

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Hope Gasquet gets in, but it's looking..........

But I hope he's on the Qualifying Entry List.

ALLLLEZ RiiCHiiE!!

ImmzB
04-15-2010, 09:33 PM
How did you manage that? It would only let me vote once.

Same.

~*BGT*~
04-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Maybe I'm just special :lol: I keep voting over and over :p

Cloudygirl
04-15-2010, 09:51 PM
well you need to vote another 1000 times then ;)

~*BGT*~
04-15-2010, 10:07 PM
I must have voted about 20 times so far today :) I will keep voting :)

scmom
04-15-2010, 10:22 PM
It let me vote twice , then seemed to catch on to what I was doing
I tried - at least my votes were counted .

sorry that he and Jo had to withdraw from the doubles. I cannot say that I blame Jo if he is really hurt - but it is disappointing , nonetheless.
Perhaps that is why Richard was so frustrated on the practice court as well .
Watching him toss a racquet is kind of fun - he did it in IW - a good one right at the end of the match
Not quite Safinesque , but I would give it a 7 on a scale of 1- 10.
Sorry you did not get a chance to say hello today, Puschkin , but sounds like you made the right choice .

silverwhite
04-15-2010, 10:52 PM
Who on earth is voting for Granollers? :help:

Richie_Gasquet
04-16-2010, 12:00 AM
As they say things only can get better!:)
Bring on the Green Green Grass of Home for Richie:)

But some good wins before he hits the Grass will do wonders for his self esteem & get that ranking going up in the right direction