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Puschkin
05-11-2010, 04:29 PM
There's a Stream for the Doubles Match....but not on the Center Court...
I have seen that. Weird! :rolleyes:

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:29 PM
R.Gasquet 4-2* T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:33 PM
R.Gasquet *4-3 T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:40 PM
R.Gasquet 5-3* T.Ascione

Gasquet Holds After Saving 2 Break Points.

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:44 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *0-0 T.Ascione

Gasquet Breaks Again 2 Take The 1st Set!

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:48 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 1-0* T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:51 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *2-0 T.Ascione

Gasquet Breaks

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:53 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 3-0* T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:57 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *3-1 T.Ascione

tennisc
05-11-2010, 04:58 PM
The streams were working earlier. Oh well, I just want him to win, doesn't matter if I see it or not. Although I would prefer to see him play. Keep up the good work, Richard.

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 04:59 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 4-1* T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 05:02 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *5-1 T.Ascione

Gasquet Breaks Again For A Double Break & Will Serve 4 The Match!

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 05:05 PM
1st Round Result

R.Gasquet 6-3 6-1 T.Ascione

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 05:06 PM
Good Win for Gasquet in 54 Minutes.

He hit 8 Aces, Good Stats on Serve, Winning 75% on his 1st & 2nd Serves!!

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 05:07 PM
R.Gasquet faces Alex Bogdanovic in the 2nd Round.

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 05:09 PM
Gasquet is not on the OOP for Wednesday.

Schu
05-11-2010, 05:09 PM
The streams were working earlier. Oh well, I just want him to win, doesn't matter if I see it or not. Although I would prefer to see him play. Keep up the good work, Richard.

Seems the streams always shut down when his match is up. Probably just as well he seems to loose when I finally get a chance to watch.

Oh he just won -pretty easliy. Maybe a stream will be working on HIS court for his next match. Keep it up Richie.

tennisc
05-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Good win, any win in under an hour is good. Maybe there will be a stream next match. His match was scheduled to be streamed, don't know what happened. There should be pictures on Bordeaux's website soon.

~*BGT*~
05-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Allez Rich :)

Cloudygirl
05-11-2010, 05:46 PM
I cant believe I'm worried about him playing Boggo :(

ImmzB
05-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Gasquet in Straights against Bogdanovic!

GasquetFan
05-12-2010, 01:35 AM
Good job Richie, keep it going PLEASE :yeah:

Davodus
05-12-2010, 05:39 AM
Glad he won easily when he was supposed to win easily ;)

Puschkin
05-12-2010, 05:09 PM
Richard 2nd on CC tomorrow, first match at 11.30 am local time.

tennisc
05-12-2010, 06:07 PM
I know that is not a very favorable time for most of you, but it should be around 7 am or so for me, which is good. I can watch,IF there is a stream and then go to work knowing that he is safely through to the quarters. Positive vibes everyone!!!

ImmzB
05-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

Hope there's a Live Stream.....Hope 2 catch some action in my I.T. Lesson!!

reggie1
05-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Naughty ImmzB! Tennis can wait, your education is more important! Now you know why Davodus calls me "Mummy" sometimes :lol:
do we know what times he's on?

Davodus
05-13-2010, 12:18 AM
Naughty ImmzB! Tennis can wait, your education is more important! Now you know why Davodus calls me "Mummy" sometimes :lol:
do we know what times he's on?

:lol:
I slept for 3 hours last week to watch Lucie's match, and I had an exam that day :angel:

reggie1
05-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Tut tut, that will never do! Actually, I'm just jealous because I'm too old to function on just three hours sleep! I could have three whole day and nights worth and still feel tired! :lol:

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Gasquet's match 2 start soon.

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Richie to serve, you would assume that he'll do this pretty easily.. Good luck Richard :)

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:17 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* A.Bogdanovic

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:22 PM
R.Gasquet 2-0 A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Breaks to 30. Bogdanovic was 30-0

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:23 PM
Nice drop shot from Rich to go up 2-0 :)

There is a stream here: http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=18259&tv_id=345&tid=381&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

Pretty bad quality but it's all I can find :shrug:

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:25 PM
R.Gasquet 2-1* A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Broken Straight Back.

case
05-13-2010, 01:26 PM
Nice drop shot from Rich to go up 2-0 :)


Pretty bad quality but it's all I can find :shrug:
yeah, it';s the one i am using and it stinks.

so much for an early break:(

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:29 PM
2-2 :o

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:29 PM
R.Gasquet *2-2 A.Bogdanovic

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:31 PM
3-2

Took that game to love

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:32 PM
R.Gasquet 3-2* A.Bogdanovic

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:35 PM
R.Gasquet *3-3 A.Bogdanovic

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:38 PM
R.Gasquet 4-3* A.Bogdanovic

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:42 PM
R.Gasquet *5-3 A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Breaks & Will Serve 4 The 1st Set!

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Good boy! :D

Takes the first in just under 30 minutes, 6-3

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:46 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 0-0* A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set!

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:52 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *1-0 A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Breaks With His 4th BP

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Early break.. 1-0

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 01:57 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 2-0* A.Bogdanovic

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 02:00 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *3-0 A.Bogdanovic

Double Break 4 Gasquet!

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 02:00 PM
3-0

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 02:05 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 3-1* A.Bogdanovic

Gasquet Broken

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 02:16 PM
5-2

Rich to serve it out!

Jozie
05-13-2010, 02:21 PM
Allez Richie! :)

GasquetFan
05-13-2010, 02:23 PM
Richard Gasquet def. Alex Bogdanovic 6-3 6-2

Now to play Olivier Rochus :lol:

Vlad1980
05-13-2010, 02:23 PM
Little too casual on his serve games at times.. missed few easy forehand sitters, but overall just outclassed his opponent, which is expected. Plays Ollie next who played 3+ hours today to win.

Davodus
05-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Very nice :) It's always good to see a routine win when he should get a routine win.

Puschkin
05-13-2010, 02:30 PM
Little too casual on his serve games at times.. missed few easy forehand sitters, but overall just outclassed his opponent, which is expected.

Yep, Bogdanovic was no oppposition, far too many errors, but some BH stunners from Richard particularly in the game when he broke for 5-2 in the second set.

tennisc
05-13-2010, 02:31 PM
Good win, not great, but good enough. It's kind of hard to judge the quality of play when the stream is not so great, but it looked like he didn't want to exert too much energy. After Rochus' 3 hour match, it was good to see him win in 1:03. Both players were probably wondering if that match would ever end. I know I did. So on to the quarters and another date with Ollie. Same result, Richie!!!

Vlad1980
05-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Yep, Bogdanovic was no oppposition, far too many errors, but some BH stunners from Richard particularly in the game when he broke for 5-2 in the second set.

Yeah, his backhand looked much better than it was in Casablanca and Monte Carlo. He played fairly relaxed too. Let's see how he handles if he gets pushed a bit in later rounds.

Puschkin
05-13-2010, 03:05 PM
Yeah, his backhand looked much better than it was in Casablanca and Monte Carlo. He played fairly relaxed too. Let's see how he handles if he gets pushed a bit in later rounds.
I don't think that Ollie will trouble him tomorrow, the recent beatdowns will do the trick, but Malisse in the semis will be dangerous, also mentally. I hope Serra beats Malisse, as Richard has a good record against compatriots.

Gretchen.
05-13-2010, 03:46 PM
Good win! Hope he keeps it going, some much needed confidence before RG.

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 04:22 PM
Allez Gasquet!!

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Gasquet is 4th on the Central Court tommorow.
Not before 18.00 Local Time & 17.00 BST.

ALLLEZ GASQUET!

ImmzB
05-13-2010, 04:51 PM
I expect Gasquet to beat O.Rochus in 2 Sets.

Rochus is gonna be tierd a bit after playing 3 Hours today.

Maybe Gasquet will give O.Rochus another Beating like in the last 2 matches they have played :)

Cloudygirl
05-13-2010, 05:50 PM
at least I don't have to disown him for losing to Boggo

Vlad1980
05-13-2010, 08:14 PM
I don't think that Ollie will trouble him tomorrow, the recent beatdowns will do the trick, but Malisse in the semis will be dangerous, also mentally. I hope Serra beats Malisse, as Richard has a good record against compatriots.

I don't think he should trouble him either but with Richard you never know.. I thought would not be much of a problem, but look what happened.. one match at a time.. he has not reached semis on clay this season yet.

Allez

Cloudygirl
05-13-2010, 10:28 PM
This is a challenger though. he should win this match.

In fact he should win the whole tournament.

Schu
05-13-2010, 10:45 PM
This is a challenger though. he should win this match.

In fact he should win the whole tournament.

THe kiss of death. Should and will are miles apart when Richie is involved. but yes he REALLY should which is probably why he won't - too much pressure as the favorite.

He SHOULD also come out tomorrow against Olie full of confidence and ready to inflict a third consecutive beatdown, but will he :shrug: ???

Cloudygirl
05-13-2010, 10:47 PM
That's why I said should rather than will. He rarely does what he should :(

Getta
05-13-2010, 11:05 PM
it's quite clear that he will win.

GasquetFan
05-14-2010, 05:03 AM
Don't jinx him guys :scared:

Cloudygirl
05-14-2010, 06:04 AM
He takes no jinxing. Richard jinxes himself.

reggie1
05-14-2010, 03:32 PM
I've been watching Ernie's run at Madrid and he was having a tough time a while ago but he's really bounced back. It can be done. Good luck Richard 

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Gasquet has got in Nice, so he won't be needing the Wild-Card.

~*BGT*~
05-14-2010, 04:16 PM
Is there a stream?

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:20 PM
Is there a stream?

http://www.fromsport.com/video-249475.html

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Gasquet has got in Metz, so he won't be needing the Wild-Card.

Nice, you mean :lol:

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Nice, you mean :lol:

Yeah :)

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:46 PM
R.Gasquet *3-1 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks!!

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:48 PM
I like how Gasquet is playing.

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:49 PM
R.Gasquet 4-1* O.Rochus

Vlad1980
05-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I like how Gasquet is playing.


Who doesn't? He may be number 80 or something, but still the most enjoyable player to watch. :)

But... sometimes he just plays passive on forehand side, especially on return games! Cmon Richard, take the initiative and this is perfect match to do that. Hit aggressive second serve return and keep attacking. Don't let Rochus boss you around your forehand side. :(

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:58 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 0-0* O.Rochus

~*BGT*~
05-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Richie is killing him again :eek:

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Who doesn't? He may be number 80 or something, but still the most enjoyable player to watch. :)

But... sometimes he just plays passive on forehand side, especially on return games! Cmon Richard, take the initiative and this is perfect match to do that. Hit aggressive second serve return and keep attacking. Don't let Rochus boss you around your forehand side. :(

Yeah, he's attacking and not playing passively which I like.

So far, so goooood :)

GasquetFan
05-14-2010, 05:01 PM
Richie is killing him again :eek:

I hope Richie draws Ole at Roland Garros :devil:

He is playing very well... maybe because he's relaxed after beating Ole so easily recently? He's making some really beautiful shots :worship: Mmmm..

~*BGT*~
05-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Ole? You mean Oli? I thought you meant Nole :rolls:

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:05 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *1-0 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks

Vlad1980
05-14-2010, 05:06 PM
I hope Richie draws Ole at Roland Garros :devil:

He is playing very well... maybe because he's relaxed after beating Ole so easily recently? He's making some really beautiful shots :worship: Mmmm..

Yeah Olie first round, Golubev second round and Bogdanovic in third round and look Richie may be able to reach second week! :)

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 05:08 PM
Richie is killing him again :eek:

Poor Oli :o

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 05:11 PM
That FH is hopeless :tape:

Aggressive BH has Oli on the defensive... and then he keeps looping FHs back :o

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:13 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *2-1 O.Rochus

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 05:16 PM
What a point :eek:

But why did he lose the point? :scratch:

Gretchen.
05-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Allleeeeeeeeeeeez :hearts:

OMG the forehand shanks :tape: :o

Puschkin
05-14-2010, 05:24 PM
What a point :eek:

But why did he lose the point? :scratch:
I was wondering, too!:o

Gretchen.
05-14-2010, 05:26 PM
What a backhand. :worship:

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
R.Gasquet 6-1 *5-2 O.Rochus

Gasquet Breaks Again & Will Serve 4 The Match!

Gasquet Hit A Great Back-Hand Winner @ 15-30.....That Was A Shot!

Vlad1980
05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
I was wondering, too!:o
The one he ran into the net?

~*BGT*~
05-14-2010, 05:32 PM
The one he ran into the net?


Yeah, I saw it. He almost fell over the net.

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Quarter-Final Result

R.Gasquet 6-1 6-2 O.Rochus

~*BGT*~
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
He won :bigclap:

Gretchen.
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Yaaaaaaay. :banana:

GasquetFan
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Well done Richard, nice match

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Again an easy Win for Gasquet against O.Rochus.
He played good tennis!!

ALLLLEZ GASQUET!

Cloudygirl
05-14-2010, 05:34 PM
well I got to watch one game lol. But he won and the forehand looked decent. lol well it did in the one game. I gather he had a few shanks reading back.

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 05:35 PM
R.Gasquet now plays F.Serra in the Semi-Finals tommorow.

Vlad1980
05-14-2010, 05:35 PM
First semi on clay this season!

It probably will get tougher in next match, but he can do it.
Overall, backhand was amazing, while forehand he still hits it too short with little pace or placement at times. He MUST get it deeper at least when he plays better players.

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 05:37 PM
The one he ran into the net?

Oh, is that why? :help:

Too bad, because it was an amazing point...

silverwhite
05-14-2010, 05:39 PM
R.Gasquet now plays F.Serra in the Semi-Finals tommorow.

= first real match of the tournament...

Has he even beaten Serra before? I just know he lost to him in Miami a few years back :lol:

tennisc
05-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Very good win. From what I saw, with the quality of the stream being as it was, he played beautifully. That backhand is a thing to behold! Amazing! Keep up the good work, Richard!

Puschkin
05-14-2010, 05:44 PM
The one he ran into the net?
:) My stream was so poor, I could not see it.

Much better than yesterday, serve was good, some BHs were simply amazing and six well-timed stops. Quite an aggressive performance overall and no lapses. Keep going!

Gasquet maniac
05-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Does anybody the head to head between Gasquet and Sefra?

Puschkin
05-14-2010, 05:50 PM
Does anybody the head to head between Gasquet and Sefra?

I wanted to check at the ATP site, but obviously there is a bug.

Gasquet maniac
05-14-2010, 05:54 PM
I wanted to check at the ATP site, but obviously there is a bug.

Yeah, me too as well........Is he conformed playing in Nice?

Cloudygirl
05-14-2010, 05:54 PM
I wanted to check at the ATP site, but obviously there is a bug.


I looked it up a while back and I think it's 3-2 Richie including quallies and challengers and stuff but with Serra winning the two most recent meetings. Thats from memory though so I could be completely wrong.

tami
05-14-2010, 06:07 PM
i think the last time they drew to play against each other was in first round roland garros in 2008? when richie made a last minute announcement on the day of the match to pull out?

but this is a different richie now, i think he'll tough it out no matter the opponent, or the scoreline!

Getta
05-14-2010, 07:12 PM
I looked it up a while back and I think it's 3-2 Richie including quallies and challengers and stuff but with Serra winning the two most recent meetings. Thats from memory though so I could be completely wrong.

2006 - ATP Masters Series Miami - Hard - R64 - Serra, Florent (7-6(7), 6-3)

=========================================

Challenger matches

2003 - Grenoble (Ch) - Hard - R16 - Gasquet, Richard (6-4, 6-1)
2003 - Scheveningen (Ch) - Clay - R32 - Gasquet, Richard (7-5, 6-4)

Cloudygirl
05-14-2010, 07:14 PM
Must have mixed it up with someone else then. I said it was from memory. My memory is obviously shite ;)

Edit: just looked it up I'm not quite as bad as I thought. I had the 3 right. Richard also beat him in wimby quallies in 2004.

Getta
05-14-2010, 07:17 PM
couldn't think of anything shittier than my memory, Tori. :sad:

reggie1
05-14-2010, 07:18 PM
Great result!! 

Schu
05-14-2010, 07:50 PM
LOng time since RIchie was in semis of any tournament - take it all!! At least Richard has figured out how to consistently beat someone (now I'm sure I jinxed him for the next time they meet).

I only saw about 5 or 6 games and even then I could barely see the ball, or him with his orange shirt that blended into the court BUT what I did see he looked confident, aggressive, some amazing BHs and even some good FHs although he still hits that FH too short at times.

ImmzB
05-14-2010, 08:40 PM
Gasquet is 2nd on the Central Court.

Play starts at 14.30 Local Time & 13.30 BST.

Cloudygirl
05-14-2010, 08:46 PM
:( I'm out again. Better make finals Richie when I'm in all day.

Davodus
05-15-2010, 01:17 AM
:woohoo: keep on winning! ;)

silverwhite
05-15-2010, 02:23 AM
2006 - ATP Masters Series Miami - Hard - R64 - Serra, Florent (7-6(7), 6-3)

=========================================

Challenger matches

2003 - Grenoble (Ch) - Hard - R16 - Gasquet, Richard (6-4, 6-1)
2003 - Scheveningen (Ch) - Clay - R32 - Gasquet, Richard (7-5, 6-4)

Techniclly, qualies and challengers don't count, so Serra leads 1-0 :devil:

GasquetFan
05-15-2010, 02:34 AM
LOng time since RIchie was in semis of any tournament - take it all!! At least Richard has figured out how to consistently beat someone (now I'm sure I jinxed him for the next time they meet).

I only saw about 5 or 6 games and even then I could barely see the ball, or him with his orange shirt that blended into the court BUT what I did see he looked confident, aggressive, some amazing BHs and even some good FHs although he still hits that FH too short at times.

Brisbane? Sydney? Not that long ago, hehe.
Anyway, good luck..

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:16 PM
Nice Draw

Gasquet faces Lacko in the 1st Round, Winner faces either Dolgopolov or Montanes in the 2nd Round. Soderling is also in Gasquet's Quarter.

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:18 PM
Gasquet is on Court.

silverwhite
05-15-2010, 02:24 PM
Nice Draw

Gasquet faces Lacko in the 1st Round, Winner faces either Dolgopolov or Montanes in the 2nd Round. Soderling is also in Gasquet's Quarter.

Nice draw? Not quite :o

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 02:27 PM
just when they were about to start, the rain came.

tami
05-15-2010, 02:31 PM
i was wondering why he was back in his white sweater jacket.....but they're still deciding if it's ok to play?

hope the decision will not throw richou's frame of mind around too much

tami
05-15-2010, 02:33 PM
but looks like they're getting ready to commence play.....

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 02:33 PM
i was wondering why he was back in his white sweater jacket.....but they're still deciding if it's ok to play?
seems as if they are going to start!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:38 PM
Nice draw? Not quite :o

The Tournament what he is playing is called Nice

silverwhite
05-15-2010, 02:41 PM
The Tournament what he is playing is Nice

It was a joke! :o

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:44 PM
R.Gasquet *0-1 F.Serra

Gasquet Missed 5 Break Points!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:44 PM
It was a joke! :o

:D :D

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:46 PM
R.Gasquet 1-1* F.Serra

GasquetFan
05-15-2010, 02:48 PM
It was a joke! :o
I liked it :yeah:

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:50 PM
R.Gasquet *2-1 F.Serra

Gasquet Breaks! :)

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 02:55 PM
R.Gasquet 3-1* F.Serra

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:11 PM
R.Gasquet *5-2 F.Serra

Gasquet Serving 4 The 1st Set!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:13 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 0-0* F.Serra

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:22 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 1-1* F.Serra

Gasquet Holds From 0-30 Down

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:28 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *1-2 F.Serra

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:37 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *3-2 F.Serra

Gasquet Breaks!! :) :)

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:44 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 4-2* F.Serra.

Gasquet Holds After Saving A BP.

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:47 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 *4-3 F.Serra.

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:50 PM
R.Gasquet 6-2 5-3* F.Serra.

Serra 2 Serve 2 Stay In The Match!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:52 PM
Semi-Final Result

R.Gasquet 6-2 6-3 F.Serra

Davodus
05-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Nice, another straightforward win and into the final!

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 03:55 PM
R.Gasquet will face M.Llodra in the Final tommorow.

scmom
05-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Hooray! I checked on my computer just in time to see the final results !
way to go , Gasquet
good luck tomorrow in the final

GasquetFan
05-15-2010, 03:57 PM
Yay! Into the final!!

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 04:01 PM
With Serra rather weak, I had the impression that Richard even had enough margin to experiment a little, like that drophsot return at the end of the second set.

FH and BH winners about the same which is also nice. Serve percentage not as high as yesterday, but good timing for the aces. And a return winner on MP which was my personal highlight as I have been nagging about the return so often.;)

Good luck against Llodra, I won't be able to watch tomorrow! :devil:

Gretchen.
05-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Yay he made the final. :bounce:

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 05:25 PM
what time is it on tomorrow. So far this week I've only caught two games of Richie.

reggie1
05-15-2010, 05:39 PM
fantastic! Lovin' all this good news everytime I log on 

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 05:50 PM
Bordeaux Challenger Final

R.Gasquet v M.Llodra

Sunday

2nd on the Central Court, Not before 15.00 Local Time & 14.00 BST.

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 06:33 PM
I don't really know why but I really want Gasquet to Draw J.Isner at the French Open :)

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 06:40 PM
Not first round. I want him to draw a qualifier who is shit on clay in the first round ;)

~*BGT*~
05-15-2010, 07:09 PM
Allez Rich!!! :woohoo:

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Not first round. I want him to draw a qualifier who is shit on clay in the first round ;)
That will be difficult. A shitty player on clay might have some troubles to survive the qualies. ;)

Schu
05-15-2010, 07:14 PM
YEA another routine win! Routine win and Richie don't usually go together.

O.K. maybe his recent opponents aren't Top 25 players but I'm still very pleased with his play this week (more pleased if he wins tomorrow) because in the past Richard would likely have found a way to loose several of these "easy matches" when he was in control or at least make them into nailbitters. But not recently, he is beating the players he SHOULD beat and beating them routinely (except for Isner who actually is proving to be a lot better on clay than I thought). He obviously is maintaining his focus and intensity much better and that is a MAJOR improvement. The true test will come when he has to crank up the intensity level against a TOp player but he is going in the right direction "fur shure".

Take the title tomorrow and then keep on rolling in Nice.

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 07:16 PM
That will be difficult. A shitty player on clay might have some troubles to survive the qualies. ;)

nah they are going to qualify through beating injured players :) that's very possible on the tour.

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 07:28 PM
nah they are going to qualify through beating injured players :) that's very possible on the tour.
:lol: I see.

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 07:31 PM
and his second round is going to be against Ollie Rochus ;)

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 07:36 PM
and his second round is going to be against Ollie Rochus ;)
then an opponent withdraws and YUP: 4th round! ;)

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 07:37 PM
Yup you can see my thinking. In fact it would be even better if that was his wmbledon draw. ;)

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 07:39 PM
Yup you can see my thinking. In fact it would be even better if that was his wmbledon draw. ;)
In Wimby he won't need such a draw, he can do it by himself there.

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 07:41 PM
nah he can pull Ollie Rochus first round. I don't want him getting Federer, Nadal, Roddick or Murray or Nole for that matter.

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 08:01 PM
nah he can pull Ollie Rochus first round. I don't want him getting Federer, Nadal, Roddick or Murray or Nole for that matter.
Couldn't he even be seeded in wimby?

:o we are getting far :topic: ;)

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 08:21 PM
I think it's incredibly unlikely unless he wins here, does really well here and has a fab Roland Garros. I want to talk about WImby already actually but I'm a terrible jinx so I'm not starting the thread. I think that Dani possibly should start it because she seems to give him good luck. Or one of his long standing fans like you or Schu. he needs good wimby vibes.

Puschkin
05-15-2010, 08:27 PM
I think it's incredibly unlikely unless he wins here, does really well here and has a fab Roland Garros.
By normal rising it would be hard to achieve, would need a SF in RG for this, but Wimby has a special way to calculate the seeds which takes into account previous grass results.

Cloudygirl
05-15-2010, 08:36 PM
they do but they don't normally make massive departures from the rankings.

So if he was ranked about 40 I could see them seeding him but if he's ranked 60 I'm sure it won't happen.

For example they normally only bump Davydenko's ranking down a couple of places even though he is not good on grass. And Richard even though it was through no fault of his own, didn't even play on grass last year :(

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 08:40 PM
What do u think of the Nice Draw, I don't think it's a bad 1. Good 1st Round Match for him, he should win that.

Gasquet will play his 1st Round match in Nice on Tuesday.

ImmzB
05-15-2010, 08:42 PM
If Gasquet does get a Seeded Player in RG in the 1st Round, I would want him 2 have Isner or F.Lopez :)

silverwhite
05-15-2010, 09:41 PM
By normal rising it would be hard to achieve, would need a SF in RG for this, but Wimby has a special way to calculate the seeds which takes into account previous grass results.

I thought the seeds are set but they can rearrange them :scratch:

GasquetFan
05-16-2010, 01:35 AM
The match will be on at 11pm Australian time tonight - I think that's about 2pm UK time (for all you Brits)?

Good luck Richard!

Vlad1980
05-16-2010, 03:15 AM
So far so good this week. Now, finish the job tomorrow. Now, do you think playing Nice is such a great idea? I think at this point he had plenty of matches to prepare for RG, maybe resting and practicing at RG would be better? On that other hand, he is coming in unseeded and could draw Nadal first round and he needs points badly.. so maybe he can have another good week next week. First to rounds at Nice are straight forward.

Vlad1980
05-16-2010, 04:39 AM
Not first round. I want him to draw a qualifier who is shit on clay in the first round ;)

How about drawing Murray and beating him the way Murray beat Richie couple years ago?
That would probably be my best moment watching tennis.. actually beating Murray at Wimbledon would be even sweeter.

Puschkin
05-16-2010, 06:58 AM
So far so good this week. Now, finish the job tomorrow. Now, do you think playing Nice is such a great idea? I think at this point he had plenty of matches to prepare for RG, maybe resting and practicing at RG would be better?
There is no better practise than matches.

I don't think he can allow himself to retire from Nice, he was given a WC even if it turned out he would not need it, besides being in Nice allows him to escape the hussle in RG, and it is a good occasion to get more confidence and -as you say - points.

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 09:25 AM
How about drawing Murray and beating him the way Murray beat Richie couple years ago?
That would probably be my best moment watching tennis.. actually beating Murray at Wimbledon would be even sweeter.

Murray fan here so nope :p


He could draw Federer the first round of wimbledon if he was going to beat him, I'd rather not take the chance though.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 10:57 AM
How about drawing Murray and beating him the way Murray beat Richie couple years ago?
That would probably be my best moment watching tennis.. actually beating Murray at Wimbledon would be even sweeter.

Yh same...Gasquet beating Murray at the French Open or Wimbledon!! :)

Getta
05-16-2010, 11:06 AM
beat Mika first, Richie.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 12:50 PM
French Open Seedings:

1 Federer
2 Nadal
3-4 Djokovic, Murray
5-8 Soderling, Roddick, Verdasco, Tsonga
9-12 Ferrer, Cilic, Youzhny, F.Gonzalez
13-16 Monfils, Ljubicic, Berdych, J.C.Ferrero
17-24 Isner, Stepanek, Querrey, Almagro, Wawrinka, Robredo, Melzer, Gulbis
25-32 Bellucci, Baghdatis, Monaco, F.Lopez, Simon, Hewitt, Montanes, Kohlschreiber

Looking at those Seedings, if Gasquet had 2 Draw a Seed, Isner, F.Lopez, Stepanek (Don't know if he is still playing RG, as he said he's taking 2 months out but he hasn't withdrawn yet), Hewitt wouldn't be bad.

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 12:52 PM
I don't think Stepanek will play

tennisc
05-16-2010, 12:56 PM
Good luck today! Looks like the doubles is going to 3 sets, so there will be a delay. Can't watch the match, I'll be in church, so I hope to see a good result when I return home.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 12:59 PM
If he doesn't, F.Lopez, J.Isner wouldn't be bad to Draw in the 1st Round especially F.Lopez.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:08 PM
The Doubles Final has just finished & Gasquet should be on Court in about 15 Mins.

Vlad1980
05-16-2010, 01:29 PM
On court now

http://www.freedocast.com/lshtennis11

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 01:30 PM
am already watching.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Alllez Gasquet!!

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:34 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* M.Llodra

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:35 PM
0-30. Chancee

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:41 PM
R.Gasquet *1-1 M.Llodra

Llodra Holds After Saving 2 Break Points.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:45 PM
R.Gasquet 1-2* M.Llodra

Llodra Breaks.

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 01:46 PM
Broken but to be fair Llodra played 2 very very good points to get that.

I like watching Llodra sometimes although I was hoping he'd be crap today ;)

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Ok he needs to put more thought into ball placement.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:49 PM
R.Gasquet *1-3 M.Llodra

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:51 PM
R.Gasquet 2-3* M.Llodra

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:55 PM
R.Gasquet *2-4 M.Llodra

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 01:57 PM
nice backhand

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 01:58 PM
R.Gasquet 3-4* M.Llodra

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:01 PM
15-30....Chance

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:06 PM
R.Gasquet *3-5 M.Llodra

Llodra Saves A Break Point.
Gasquet 2 Serve 2 Stay In The 1st Set!

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 02:07 PM
Gasquet is playing well but Llodra is playing better

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:08 PM
R.Gasquet 4-5* M.Llodra

Llodra 2 Serve 4 The 1st Set

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:09 PM
I like Micka, he has a lovely net game, but god damn it Richard you haven't won anything since 2007! :armed:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:11 PM
0-30

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Llodra is not hurting Gasquet from the Back of the Court.

0-30....Chance

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:12 PM
To be fair he isn't playing badly though he might work his way into it.

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:12 PM
2 BPs. Convert this time :armed:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:12 PM
15-40....2 BP

Alllez

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:14 PM
Deuce :banghead:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:14 PM
Arrrrgh He missed it....

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:14 PM
SP :lol:

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Richard. :mad:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Too good, Llodra's serve

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:16 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *0-0 M.Llodra

Llodra Takes The 1st Set.
Gasquet Should Have Made The FH Pass At 30-40

case
05-16-2010, 02:16 PM
llodra is getting annoying

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Still reckon he'll win the match...

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:18 PM
Llodra isn't really hurting Gasquet from the Base Line...

Come on Gasquet!

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:19 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 1-0* M.Llodra

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:19 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *0-0 M.Llodra

Llodra Takes The 1st Set.
Gasquet Should Of Made The FH Pass At 30-40

should have. Sorry that always drives me mad.

Am wishing that time I nearly bumped into Mika that I had now :devil:

that's a joke btw. Just incase anyone thinks I'm wishing him injury/ death

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:21 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *0-0 M.Llodra

Llodra Takes The 1st Set.
Gasquet Should Of Made The FH Pass At 30-40

This.

On the other points, Llodra's serve was too big

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:22 PM
should have. Sorry that always drives me mad.

Am wishing that time I nearly bumped into Mika that I had now :devil:

that's a joke btw. Just incase anyone thinks I'm wishing him injury/ death

:rolls:

Schu
05-16-2010, 02:23 PM
llodra is getting annoying

REALLY!

But hang tough Richie. Llodra is playing well, just keep the presuure on and hopefully he'll not be able to keep it up. Like richie's body language SO FAR - doesn't appear to be getting discouraged with the few missed chances he has had.

Now I know why llodra comes in all the time has he won any points from the backcourt?

Allez Richie keep fighting!

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:24 PM
He breaks. Maybe he should limit his FH to slices and dropshots :rolls:

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 02:24 PM
Alleeeeez

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:25 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *2-0 M.Llodra

Gasquet Breaks!!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:25 PM
his court speed is a LOT better. maybe Markus has been working him hard. Gold star to that man.

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:25 PM
:banana:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:27 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 3-0* M.Llodra

Schu
05-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Well yeah I was so busy posting on my slow laptop I missed the break!!! See what I told ya Richie...Now just hold

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:27 PM
4-6 3-0* :)

Schu
05-16-2010, 02:29 PM
his court speed is a LOT better. maybe Markus has been working him hard. Gold star to that man.

AGree but I think part of it is his focus and intensity too - he is actually trying for every point which could also be gold star to Markus (and richie too)

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:30 PM
15-30....Chance

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:30 PM
15-40...2 BP

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 02:31 PM
I fear if he doesn't break again here he will lose it

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:32 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *3-1 M.Llodra

Llodra Holds After Saving 2 Break Points!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:32 PM
has anyone elses stream gone mad or is it just mine?

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 02:33 PM
Oh no...

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:33 PM
I've lost my stream :mad:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:34 PM
Stream: http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=18259&tv_id=377&tid=382&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:34 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 4-1* M.Llodra

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:34 PM
http://www.freedocast.com/lshtennis11

try this Jen, it's buffering but it's better than the other one that I was on that stopped completely

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:36 PM
http://www.freedocast.com/lshtennis11

try this Jen, it's buffering but it's better than the other one that I was on that stopped completely

I see a picture, that's all that matters. :lol: Thanks Tori

Schu
05-16-2010, 02:38 PM
I was interested to see how Richie would seve that game at 3-1, in the past this well could have been a game where he lost concentration - he was up 3-0 and two break points to go up 4-0 - looks like he is crusing but doesn't break and then he would loose his way but NOT this time - serves a great game to go up 4-1. KEEP IT UP!

Davodus
05-16-2010, 02:38 PM
Much better stuff this set!