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The Clay Court Season- Road To Roland Garros! French Open (22-05-2010)

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ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:39 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 *5-1 M.Llodra

Double Break & Gasquet Will Serve 4 The 2nd Set!

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:42 PM
What a miss :o

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:42 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 0-0* M.Llodra

Gasquet Takes The 2nd Set!

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:42 PM
4-6 6-1 :)

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:42 PM
:inlove:

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:43 PM
we like 6-1 now don't mug up set 3 ;)


has he re taped his racquet at every change of ends so far :hearts:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Llodra has only Won 12 Points on Gasquet's Serve in the Match whereas Gasquet has Won 25 Points on Llodra's Serve.

case
05-16-2010, 02:43 PM
i dont think llodra's facial hair is helping him play.

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 02:45 PM
I quite like Llodra's facial hair.

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:45 PM
Serving second in the 3rd might be tricky...

case
05-16-2010, 02:46 PM
I quite like Llodra's facial hair.

oh.
i would like to cut it;)

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:48 PM
What's with the delay? :o

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 02:50 PM
^^ Yes. I have to go soon! :(

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Think they were watering the court

Looks like the delay has given Llodra time to regroup :o

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:53 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 *0-1 M.Llodra

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Llodra :rolleyes:

I think he was using delaying tactics at 30-30. Luckily, they didn't work

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:56 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 1-1* M.Llodra

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:57 PM
How did he lose that point? :help:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 02:58 PM
His standard has dropped

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 02:58 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 *1-2 M.Llodra

Davodus
05-16-2010, 03:00 PM
Llodra :rolleyes:

I think he was using delaying tactics at 30-30. Luckily, they didn't work

He's been using delaying tactics the entire match :o it's frustrating.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:02 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 2-2* M.Llodra

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Some nice points there. Break now :armed:

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 03:02 PM
At least he is holding so far.

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:03 PM
*dead* at that rally between the Gasquet FH and the Llodra BH

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Richard shouting, "Come on!" :spit:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
0-40

Goes to show how important Llodra's 1st serve is...

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:05 PM
2 wasted, the second on a 2nd serve return :help:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:06 PM
4-6 6-1 *3-2

Thanks for the gifts, Micka :lol:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:06 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 *3-2 M.Llodra

Gasquet Breaks!!!

ALLLEZ!!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Richard shouting, "Come on!" :spit:

I thought he shouted yes earlier as well and I was like :confused:

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 03:07 PM
:bounce: Love the first pump and the face he made too. :rolls:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:07 PM
I thought he shouted yes earlier as well and I was like :confused:

Yh, I heard that.

case
05-16-2010, 03:08 PM
yeah, that break was nice of llodra.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:08 PM
Nice Drop Shot!! :) :)

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
I thought he shouted yes earlier as well and I was like :confused:

Language switch in order when playing a fellow Frenchie :lol:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Played....Nice FH Winner!

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
4-2

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:10 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 4-2* M.Llodra

case
05-16-2010, 03:10 PM
if gasquet wins this (he should) anyone know if it will help his rank much?

Gasquetno.1
05-16-2010, 03:10 PM
I thought it was someone in the crowd because they shouted it before the ball had even landed :L But it was an awesome pass!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:10 PM
Language switch in order when playing a fellow Frenchie :lol:

maybe ;) or he's been working on his Frenchlish with Markus too ;)

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:11 PM
15-30

Llodra really losing his way now

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:12 PM
if gasquet wins this (he should) anyone know if it will help his rank much?

he'll go up to mid 70s I think

I thought it was someone in the crowd because they shouted it before the ball had even landed :L But it was an awesome pass!

I think it was him he knew it was good as soon as he hit it.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:13 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 *4-3 M.Llodra

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:13 PM
maybe ;) or he's been working on his Frenchlish with Markus too ;)

Somehow, shouting in French when playing your compatriot/friend seems a bit rude. Not that Llodra cares, of course :o

case
05-16-2010, 03:14 PM
he'll go up to mid 70s I think
\

thanks

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:15 PM
Somehow, shouting in French when playing your compatriot/friend seems a bit rude. Not that Llodra cares, of course :o

I don't see why. All of the Spanish players Vamos against each other.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:16 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 5-3* M.Llodra

Llodra 2 Serve 2 Stay In The Match!

misty1
05-16-2010, 03:16 PM
if gasquet wins this (he should) anyone know if it will help his rank much?

if he wins it will move him up to world # 68

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:16 PM
Does he get 80 points for winning this. Challengers confuse me.

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:17 PM
I don't see why. All of the Spanish players Vamos against each other.

It just seems more personal to me :shrug:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:18 PM
Does he get 80 points for winning this. Challengers confuse me.

110 Points For The Winner

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:18 PM
Come on Richard hold your nerve and serve it out.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:19 PM
R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 *5-4 M.Llodra

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The Match!!

case
05-16-2010, 03:19 PM
if he wins it will move him up to world # 68

68? well i guess it could be worse! just kind of miss those top twenty days:sad:

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:20 PM
68? well i guess it could be worse! just kind of miss those top twenty days:sad:

I used to hate it when he played the top players on a regular basis. Now, I wouldn't mind it, even if he keeps losing :lol:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Good start 2 the Game, 30-0 up....ALLLEZ

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:21 PM
3 CPs :)

case
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
I used to hate it when he played the top players on a regular basis. Now, I wouldn't mind it, even if he keeps losing :lol:

agreed! not quite the same playing players that no one but a mother ever heard of

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
Bordeaux Challenger Final Result

R.Gasquet 4-6 6-1 6-4 M.Llodra

silverwhite
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
He wins!

Davodus
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
:woohoo: he finally wins SOMETHING again! :lol:

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
nice he served it out really well and great last two points love it!!!

Gretchen.
05-16-2010, 03:22 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay. :bounce: :inlove:

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Allllllllllllez!!

Well played Gasquet for the Whole week!!

All the best in Nice!!

Getta
05-16-2010, 03:23 PM
i knew he could do it.

Jozie
05-16-2010, 03:24 PM
:woohoo:

Fabulous win! :yippee:

acd692
05-16-2010, 03:24 PM
omg im so happy i saw the last set and it was so good.. i feel so good for him .. llodra looks pissed

tami
05-16-2010, 03:25 PM
yay for the victory, and hopefully for the confidence boost that will go with it.

...those kids in the audience are so close to where richou is sitting....they could so totally cop a feel...mmmm!!!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:25 PM
Mika doesn't look happy does he. Losing a final must suck though to be fair.

GasquetFan
05-16-2010, 03:25 PM
YAY

I am so happy for him :hug:

Vlad1980
05-16-2010, 03:26 PM
Richard!!!! :):):):):)

His best week of tennis in such long time.

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 03:28 PM
He will probaly travel to Nice today and then play his 1st Round on Tuesday!!

Alllez Gasquet!

Cloudygirl
05-16-2010, 03:28 PM
and my stream just died anyone else got one that is doing the presentation. I want to hear what he says. :(

Are flights ok in France today. They are off over Ireland here. I know you can fly from Bordeaux to Nice but it would be a long drive / train journey wouldn't it?

It's got to be 8/9 hours by train hasn't it at a guess. Yuk. That's the sucky side of tennis I would not like all that time at airports or on trains.

GasquetFan
05-16-2010, 03:32 PM
and my stream just died anyone else got one that is doing the presentation. I want to hear what he says. :(

So did mine!! What did he say, anyone?

Dini
05-16-2010, 03:32 PM
:bounce:

Well done, Richard! :sobbing: Promising results. Llodra may not be a clay court GOAT but this is still something to be proud of considering all the dismal matches he's had over the past couple of years. Plus Serra yesterday who's capable on this surface. Congrats!

Tess Gray
05-16-2010, 03:39 PM
:woohoo: Great job Richard:D

Schu
05-16-2010, 03:40 PM
:bounce::bounce:Yey!!!!

My computer just zonked out at 4-2 so didn't get to see him close it out and WIN a FINAL!! Even if it was a challenger, the field was not bad and winning any tourney in France has to feel good for him.

I was most impressed all week by his positive attitude/body language and the way he kept his focus and didn't let up when ahead. And his court speed seemed to be much better. With a bit more work THIS Gasquet could do some damage.

*julie*
05-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Bravo Richard. Only saw the last games.
Hopefully, this win will give him as much confidence as the last time he won a challenger.

scmom
05-16-2010, 04:20 PM
I am so happy that he won this event ! I know , it is a challenger , but as someone above pointed out , there were some good players in this event - and he stayed focused / and won the matches he should have won - and came away with a positive result.
Moving up almost 14 places in the rankings is a good thing , too .
Hope he can build on this win , it certainly cannot hurt.
wish I could have seen it - but I never figure the time out right , between Europe and the States - silly me

getting a laugh out of the frenglish comments above - I have never heard him yell "come on"
clearly working with Marcus is having lots of effect on him :)

Puschkin
05-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Great news to log on to. Well done, Richard!

~*BGT*~
05-16-2010, 04:45 PM
Just woke up and saw Marta's status on GB about us being "Princesses of Bordeaux". :woohoo: So happy for Richie. Hopefully, this gives him the confidence to well in Nice and Paris :)

Gul
05-16-2010, 05:05 PM
:worship: Well Done Richard

reggie1
05-16-2010, 05:09 PM
Brilliant news. Onwards and upwards, lots of points and lots of confidence! I am so pleased. He must feel good and it must have been nice being the winner at the ceremony and in France too. Get a taste for it Richie!

ImmzB
05-16-2010, 07:37 PM
Gasquet will move up 14 places from 82 to 68 in the Rankings tommorow :)

Naina
05-16-2010, 08:02 PM
Wow Richie.... thats amazing :worship:
Now lets repeat this at a higher level :bounce:

Puschkin
05-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Gasquet will move up 14 places from 82 to 68 in the Rankings tommorow :)
And 34 in the race! The worst is behind us. :)

simplet
05-17-2010, 02:20 AM
Nah he will lose 45 points from kuala lumpur, I think he only gets to number 75 this week.

Cloudygirl
05-17-2010, 06:14 AM
it is 68

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Richard-Gasquet.aspx?t=rb

GasquetFan
05-17-2010, 07:22 AM
Gabriel Markus won at Nice in 1992 :lol: His only career title.

czx22
05-17-2010, 08:05 AM
so just hope he could follow his coach's legacy...do well in Nice

silverwhite
05-17-2010, 09:43 AM
And 34 in the race! The worst is behind us. :)

You're way too optimistic. :o

A dose of reality :devil: : I don't think he has proven anything by beating 5 mugs this week. All we can hope for is that this win will lift his confidence, which will in turn help him regain some decent form. ;)

Puschkin
05-17-2010, 10:39 AM
You're way too optimistic. :o
Why is it optimistic to predict that a player who is 34 in the race now will be Top 20 attheend of the year? :confused: I would say that for some other guys who are curently at similar spots.

A dose of reality :devil: : I don't think he has proven anything by beating 5 mugs this week.
I think he has. :shrug:. But if you prefer to bath in pessimism, it is up to you. :p

ImmzB
05-17-2010, 12:00 PM
Nice Live Stream: http://www.atdhe.net/7918/watch-atp-nice

silverwhite
05-17-2010, 12:02 PM
Why is it optimistic to predict that a player who is 34 in the race now will be Top 20 attheend of the year? :confused: I would say that for some other guys who are curently at similar spots.


I was referring to the "the worst is behind us" part ;)

marina36
05-17-2010, 12:11 PM
I was referring to the "the worst is behind us" part ;)

It's right about rankings.. He has no point to defend for the moment.;)


I'm very happy for this win, I'm sure it brings him confidence and it's so good to see him with a trophee! :D

ImmzB
05-17-2010, 05:15 PM
Gasquet is 5th & Last on the Centre Court tommorow.
Not before 18.00 Local Time & 17.00 BST.

Schu
05-17-2010, 10:51 PM
I don't think he has proven anything by beating 5 mugs this week. All we can hope for is that this win will lift his confidence, which will in turn help him regain some decent form. ;)

NOt so long ago he was loosing to 5 mugs.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 03:18 AM
NOt so long ago he was loosing to 5 mugs.

I don't know if those players were mugs in the respective tournaments. Rochus and Greul did beat Djokovic and Monfils so I guess they were one level up :lol:

reggie1
05-18-2010, 10:48 AM
I think we have cause to be cautiously positive! Things have been much worse than this and I for one, whilst not getting carried away, am lovin' the good vibes on this board right now. It's nice to have good news for a change.

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 04:11 PM
Working livestream?

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 04:12 PM
My stream has sound but no picture :(

marina36
05-18-2010, 04:13 PM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=18485&tv_id=351&tid=429&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 04:15 PM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=18485&tv_id=351&tid=429&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

Thank you! :worship:

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:15 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* L.Lacko

shuhrat
05-18-2010, 04:24 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-254299.html

Hi! :wavey: This one looks slightly better to me. :)

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:24 PM
R.Gasquet 3-0* L.Lacko

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:32 PM
4-1

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:32 PM
R.Gasquet 4-1* L.Lacko

Schu
05-18-2010, 04:35 PM
I'm laughing at Markus - he looks more intense watching this so far easy match, than Richie does playing it. Hope SOME of that is rubbing off on Richie.

Keep up the focus RIchie and get off the court quickly, don't wear yourself out unncessarily.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:41 PM
Horrible UEs in that game but nice half-volley to hold

5-2*

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:41 PM
R.Gasquet 5-2* L.Lacko

Gasquet Saves A Break Point

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 04:42 PM
Why was he apologizing? I thought it was just a good shot!

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Just checked the OOP for tommorow, If Gasquet Wins today his match will be on Court 1 :(

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:44 PM
Nice dropshot from Lacko. Players need to keep using it against Richard to force him not to stand so far back

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Lacko's using the right tactics. Serving to the FH to invite weak returns + dropshots when possible

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:45 PM
R.Gasquet *5-3 L.Lacko

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The 1st Set!

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 04:46 PM
Nice dropshot from Lacko. Players need to keep using it against Richard to force him not to stand so far back

Exactly. They could hit a drop shot on the service line and he'd struggle to get it

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Exactly. They could hit a drop shot on the service line and he'd struggle to get it

:spit:

So true

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:51 PM
Ace!

6-3

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 04:51 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 0-0* L.Lacko

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set With His 5th Set Point!

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 04:53 PM
I feel like match was even after 3-0 start... Lacko actually won double the return points.. 14 vs 7.

Richie better start well in second.

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Two miss hits in a row... I'm scared for Richie in this set

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:55 PM
This is frustrating. Fantastic BH DTL, moonball FH, another fantastic BH DTL, short FH, BH into the net. Point lost :tape:

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:56 PM
Lovely point. Lacko should stick to his strategy of serving to the FH...

Schu
05-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Exactly. They could hit a drop shot on the service line and he'd struggle to get it

Yup. Maybe someday he'll learn.

Well nothing spectacular from RIchie (didn't really need it) but he did take the first set the first time he served for it which is an improvement.

Speaking of improvement, :topic: the former Richie hair police would like to say that his hair (without that cap) is looking :yeah:

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 04:59 PM
It's sad how glaring it is that Lacko has a better FH :help:

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:01 PM
He breaks after saving many GPs

6-3 *1-0

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:01 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *1-0 L.Lacko

Gasquet Breaks

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 05:01 PM
It's sad how everyone has a better forehand than him :P

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:02 PM
BH DTL is working well

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:03 PM
It's sad how everyone has a better forehand than him :P

& It's sad how many people want a Back-Hand like his :cool: :cool:

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:04 PM
Two miss hits in a row... I'm scared for Richie in this set

Just his usual "Walkabout". But fortunately his opponent can't (so far) capitalize on it. ANd hopefully he is learning to make those laspes shorter and shorter.

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:04 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 2-0* L.Lacko

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 05:05 PM
& It's sad how many people want a Back-Hand like his :cool: :cool:

Yep luckily he counters it with his awesome backhand :)

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:06 PM
It's sad how everyone has a better forehand than him :P

It's sad that he probably had a better FH as a junior. Well, that's what I deduce from what I watched of him in 03 and 04 anyway. :tape:

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 05:07 PM
Didn't he change his grip on his forehand or something?

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:08 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *3-0 L.Lacko

Gasquet A Double Break Up!! :)

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:08 PM
& It's sad how many people want a Back-Hand like his :cool: :cool:

It's sad how that BH has to carry the FH :o

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:08 PM
Didn't he change his grip on his forehand or something?

Wouldn't be surprised. He used to hit it much flatter.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Is that Mourier in the chair? Looks like him but the voice... :o

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:11 PM
LOVE the crowd support. Encouragement when he's down and exclamations at some of his shots (I heard, "Oh la la," at least a couple of times :lol: )

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:11 PM
It's sad how glaring it is that Lacko has a better FH :help:

That was a nice FH to break again :p

But yes it does have "issues" however He can hit it well at times, just needs to really be focused on it.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:11 PM
Why can't he hit his FH like that all the time? :banghead:

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:12 PM
It's sad how that BH has to carry the FH :o

not really sadder than FH carry BH like so many players. Richie always has been different...

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:13 PM
That was a nice FH to break again :p

But yes it does have "issues" however He can hit it well at times, just needs to really be focused on it.

It's his mentality. On grass, he hits it flatter because it's a surface that demands a different mentality, IMO. :p

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 05:13 PM
It's sad how that BH has to carry the FH :o

One aspect that is overlooked by many is his serve. He is top 13 in both first and second serve points won this year and that is NOT including his last week good challenger results. Unless, he is playing good top tenner, his serve is giving him many more free points than all these Lackos and Rochus's. So, while his forehand may have gotten shorter in general, compared to 04 and 05, his serve is so much more effective.. but still for him to get back to lets say top 20 or higher, he must keep working on that forehand.

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
And that passing FH ...

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
Richard did not lose a point on his serve in second set yet. :worship:

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
not really sadder than FH carry BH like so many players. Richie always has been different...

Not really. For some reason, the FH is a more important shot in tennis. :shrug:

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:15 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *5-0 L.Lacko

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The Match!

Gasquetno.1
05-18-2010, 05:16 PM
He's playing so well now :)

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:18 PM
1st Round Result

R.Gasquet 6-3 6-0 L.Lacko

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:18 PM
One aspect that is overlooked by many is his serve. He is top 13 in both first and second serve points won this year and that is NOT including his last week good challenger results. Unless, he is playing good top tenner, his serve is giving him many more free points than all these Lackos and Rochus's. So, while his forehand may have gotten shorter in general, compared to 04 and 05, his serve is so much more effective.. but still for him to get back to lets say top 20 or higher, he must keep working on that forehand.

His serve is definitely much better than in 04/05 but it can be really inconsistent, which is most evident when he is playing the top players.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:19 PM
He's playing so well now :)

You can tell when he's confident. He goes for the BH DTL and hits his FH aggressively (well, relatively speaking). :lol:

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Gasquet next plays A.Dolgopolov in the 2nd Round.

Gasquet is 3rd on Court 1 tommorow (Wednesday)
Play starts at 11.00 Local Time & 10.00 BST.
So Gasquet's match will be around 13.15 BST.

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 05:23 PM
Very nice second set. Dolgopolov should be beatable as well.. and certainly is little easier option than playing Montanes.

GasquetFan
05-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Yay! Another win on clay!

Look out Rafa ;)

ImmzB
05-18-2010, 05:25 PM
Hope there is a Stream tommorow for Gasquet's match as it's on Court 1

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Not really. For some reason, the FH is a more important shot in tennis. :shrug:

Never heard that one? More important just because for most people it is their better shot. The court geometry is similar to being a lefty FH.

Anyway his forehand is pretty sucky, will always be weaker than his BH and not likely to ever be a consistently good shot so we really don't need to always discuss the obvious. Just a testiment to his talent if he can return to Top 20 with that FH.

Well another routine win - Damn I've said that about 4 times in a week :eek:

Montanes (is that who he is playing tomorrow) should be a good match too bad if it is on COurt One as ImmzB reports. EDIT _ never mind - just saw his opponent - PHEW.

Vlad1980
05-18-2010, 05:30 PM
Never heard that one? More important just because for most people it is their better shot. The court geometry is similar to being a lefty FH.

Anyway his forehand is pretty sucky, will always be weaker than his BH and not likely to ever be a consistently good shot so we really don't need to always discuss the obvious. Just a testiment to his talent if he can return to Top 20 with that FH.

Well another routine win - Damn I've said that about 4 times in a week :eek:

Montanes (is that who he is playing tomorrow) should be a good match too bad if it is on COurt One as ImmzB reports. EDIT _ never mind - just saw his opponent - PHEW.

Dolgopolov beat Montanes yesterday.

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:30 PM
Very nice second set. Dolgopolov should be beatable as well.. and certainly is little easier option than playing Montanes.

Dolgopolov has been quietly doing well this claycourt season, qualifying for most if not all of the claycourt 1000s and winning a few rounds. From what I've seen of him, his serve is quite a weakness so Richard had better be ready to hit aggressive returns. :o

silverwhite
05-18-2010, 05:33 PM
Never heard that one? More important just because for most people it is their better shot. The court geometry is similar to being a lefty FH.

Anyway his forehand is pretty sucky, will always be weaker than his BH and not likley to ever be a consistently good shot so we really don't need to discuss a moot point. Just a testiment to his talent if he can return to Top 20 with that FH.

Well another routine win - Damn I've said that about 4 times in a week :eek:

Montanes (is that who he is playing tomorrow) should be a good match too bad if it is on COurt One as ImmzB reports. EDIT _ never mind - just saw his opponent - PHEW.

Can't remember the technical explanation but I think one part of it is that it's more natural to run around your FH than your BH? :scratch:

It also kind of seems that way if you look at the rankings. The top 10 all have good FHs and most of them have weaker BHs.

Schu
05-18-2010, 05:52 PM
Can't remember the technical explanation but I think one part of it is that it's more natural to run around your FH than your BH? :scratch:

It also kind of seems that way if you look at the rankings. The top 10 all have good FHs and most of them have weaker BHs.

Does make sense about using FH to run around BH but running around FH?? Maybe I'm athletic challenged but I find it ALOT harder to run around FH to hit BH than around BH to hit FH. Or did you mean more natural to run around BH (please say yes cuz if not I'm a SOOOO unnatural :)).

As for Top 10, I would guess the majority of the Top 1000 have a better forehand. And I don't know why because BH is technically a more natural shot to hit than FH.

scmom
05-18-2010, 07:56 PM
another good win for Richard , this time over a player seeded in the event .
Now , hope it continues tomorrow
and , am I terrible, but I do hope that Olivier Rochus beats Soderling :)
for two reasons, one - Gasquet seems to have Rochus figured out lately
and having sat through a rather testy and uncomfortable match between Soderling and Gasquet before , I don't really want to see that matchup happen again .
Gasquet won , but it was sure unpleasant sitting there through all the temper fits that Soderling displayed .
although if Gasquet could beat Soderling again, I would sure be happy
I am torn - guess I should just concentrate on tomorrow's match and not worry about the draw possibilties , huh ?

silverwhite
05-19-2010, 01:56 AM
Does make sense about using FH to run around BH but running around FH?? Maybe I'm athletic challenged but I find it ALOT harder to run around FH to hit BH than around BH to hit FH. Or did you mean more natural to run around BH (please say yes cuz if not I'm a SOOOO unnatural :)).

As for Top 10, I would guess the majority of the Top 1000 have a better forehand. And I don't know why because BH is technically a more natural shot to hit than FH.

Yes. I meant that it's easier to run around the BH and hence, easier to make up for a weak BH. :lol:

~*BGT*~
05-19-2010, 03:04 AM
Didn't get the chance to follow the match before it was over :eek: Richie's in killer form. Keep it up! :D

Davodus
05-19-2010, 07:43 AM
Dolgopolov is a good, aggressive player. Richard is gonna have to play well to beat him, but what's that 6 matches won in a row? He should feel good anyway ;)

tennisc
05-19-2010, 11:46 AM
Just saw that there will be a stream for Richard's match today, a one camera deal probably, but better than nothing. I don't know why they put him on Court 1, but hope he plays well and keeps up the good work. I completely missed the match yesterday, had to leave shortly before it started, was so happy to see that he won rather easily. Good luck, Richard!

Naina
05-19-2010, 12:00 PM
Good luck Richard :bounce:

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 01:29 PM
OMG Rochus is beating Soderling :D:D and Starace and Kubot have finished so Gasquet should be on court soon :)

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 01:49 PM
They're starting... http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=18487&tv_id=379&tid=352&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Gasquet *2-0

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 01:57 PM
BREAK :worship:

2-0

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 01:59 PM
:lol: Winner of this match plays Olivier Rochus

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:00 PM
R.Gasquet 3-0*

Good Start!

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Olie just beat Soderling... :eek::worship::D:D:D

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow Richie hasn't done anything but finds himself a double break up!

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:06 PM
It looks like Dolgopolov is not even trying?

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Wow 5-0 already!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:08 PM
That's exactly what I thought... Ah well, makes it easier for us!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Wow, quickest set of tennis I've ever seen. 6-0 :D

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Thanks to Dolgopolov for the gift set :lol: Richard only lost 9 points.

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:09 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 *0-0

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 02:10 PM
Wow... 6-0
Only took 19 minutes

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:10 PM
Come on double bagel! :lol:

Jozie
05-19-2010, 02:11 PM
Is Dolgopolov playing poorly, or Richie playing out of his skin?
Did not expect this.... not even Nadal could achieve this scoreline last week. :)

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Dolgopolov is playing poorly... He's making stupid errors

simplet
05-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Is Dolgopolov playing poorly, or Richie playing out of his skin?
Did not expect this.... not even Nadal could achieve this scoreline last week. :)

Honestly Gasquet is doing nothing at all here. Dolgopolov is just hitting an error everytime he touches the ball. I don't think he's hit 3 shots in the court in a row since the match began.

case
05-19-2010, 02:14 PM
figures. i start watching and gasquet gets broken

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Still enough to break Gasquet, unexpected...

Jozie
05-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Mmmmmm now Richie gets broken? Dolgopolov tanked first set. 24% first serve. :rolleyes:

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Not the best way to start the second set :ras:

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:17 PM
I can't believe he got broken considering how many errors D'pov is still making

misty1
05-19-2010, 02:21 PM
it's so irritating seeing one player seemingly sleep for the first set then come alive in the next one or 2 all the time.
As is the case here

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:23 PM
I can't believe he got broken considering how many errors D'pov is still making

From previous match, he had won last two sets with a bagel, so a loss of concentration is not that unexpected. Let's see if he wakes up and breaks back.

silverwhite
05-19-2010, 02:28 PM
Maybe he's sick of playing Oli :tape:

It's awful when they lose after winning the first set 6-0. Reminds me of Venus vs Hingis in Rome (?) a few years ago :help:

misty1
05-19-2010, 02:31 PM
its like watching kohlschreiber/giraldo for me all over again

giraldo lost the first set 1-6 then kicked philipp's ass

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:31 PM
I don't like how this match is going anymore :o

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Richard is playing absolutely discusting tennis in second set.. and has pissy attitude.. I guess he is asking himself why the hell this guy stopped missing?

Wake up Richard, don't be a baby.
This match is a big test actually.

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:33 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-5*

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 02:34 PM
Oh, Richard :o

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:35 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 *0-0

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:36 PM
Not how I thought that was gonna go :o Dolgopolov decided he wants to play now..Richard needs to as well :o

misty1
05-19-2010, 02:36 PM
this is not looking good

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:36 PM
This is the worst set of tennis he has played all year. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Now, comes a part (third set) where we will see if Richard wants it or not.

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Come on Gasquet!!

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:40 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 1-0*

Gasquet Holds 2 Love!

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:42 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 *2-0

Gasquet Breaks!

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:42 PM
perfect, an early break. Just how we wanted this set to start.

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:42 PM
Such a good game!

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Yes, he breaks!! Now please hang on Richie :sad:

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:45 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 3-0*

Good Start 2 The 3rd Set!

ALLEZ!

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:45 PM
Good start to third set. Now, try to break him again, while he is down.

Jozie
05-19-2010, 02:45 PM
Very strange match, to say the least. Keep it going Richard! :yeah:

misty1
05-19-2010, 02:47 PM
so..to summarize

dolgopolov was asleep in the first set

richard had a nap in the 2nd

and now dologpolov has gone back to leep in the 3rd

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:49 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 *4-0

ALLEZ!

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 02:49 PM
Hahahaha, what a match! I think I'm gonna need a nap after this....

oranges
05-19-2010, 02:50 PM
What is going one there, what a WTA scoreline :lol: Damn work :mad:

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:51 PM
so..to summarize

dolgopolov was asleep in the first set

richard had a nap in the 2nd

and now dologpolov has gone back to leep in the 3rd

Nope, Gasquet is playing lovely tennis in the third

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:51 PM
Dominating again :cool:

Jozie
05-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Richard is dozing off again.... wake up please!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:53 PM
Oh dear, broken :lol:

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:53 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 4-1*

Gasquet Broken

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 02:54 PM
Very up and down match from Richard to say the least... :mad:

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 02:56 PM
I think it's more his opponent who is up and down

Davodus
05-19-2010, 02:58 PM
Important service game now.

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:58 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 *4-2

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Come on Gasquet- HOLD!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 03:01 PM
Easy hold!

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:01 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 5-2*

ALLLEZ!

silverwhite
05-19-2010, 03:01 PM
5-2*

Davodus
05-19-2010, 03:01 PM
Great game, with some positive points. Gets him right back on top.

Jozie
05-19-2010, 03:02 PM
Good job Richard!! :)

Vlad1980
05-19-2010, 03:02 PM
I think it's more his opponent who is up and down

Dolgopolov has not just been up and down, but just horrible most of the time. But Richard was affected by that negatively and that is a bit worrying... it tells me his state of mind is still not that clear.

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:04 PM
R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 *5-3

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The Match!

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Volley!!!

30-30

ALLLLEZ!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Shiitttt

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:08 PM
30-40 (BP)

Deuce!!

ALLLEZ

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:09 PM
Deuce!!

COME ON!

misty1
05-19-2010, 03:10 PM
match point richard

taken richard wins!!

Gasquetno.1
05-19-2010, 03:11 PM
aleeezz

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:11 PM
2nd Round Result

R.Gasquet 6-0 2-6 6-3 A.Dolgopolov

Davodus
05-19-2010, 03:11 PM
phewww, he gets out of a dodgy match :lol: Now Rochus again :lol: he should really make the SF easily now.

GasquetFan
05-19-2010, 03:13 PM
Yay - another semi :devil:

Jozie
05-19-2010, 03:13 PM
Oh, my nerves! :)

Ollie tomorrow, and it is being televised here. Yay!!!!!

Allez Richie. Dreadful match, but a win is a win. :yeah:

ImmzB
05-19-2010, 03:15 PM
O.Rochus tommorow....Gasquet should beat him, Beaten him 3 times after Miami all on Clay and all those matches were straight forward.

tennisc
05-19-2010, 03:17 PM
Yep, a win is a win is a win. I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em.
I'm glad he woke up in the 3rd set.
Another date with Ollie, he had better win this one, too and not be too anxious to get to Paris. Nice looks like a beautiful place, very typical for that region. I'd love to go there.

tami
05-19-2010, 03:17 PM
whoa, i was pretty much biting my fingernails through the third set....richou really likes to keep us on the edge of our seats, huh? :P

as well as he was playing in the first set, i think it was difficult to establish any kind of rhythm when the opponent was making quite a lot of unforced errors....perhaps that was where the temptation into going towards "brainfart" territory started for the second set. maybe richard should avoid taking bagels for now, and try settling with breadsticks instead if that'll mean he may be able to carry on positive momentum and focus to finish off a match - j/k!!

i'm so happy he stuck it out and triumphed in the end - may be still little steps at the moment, but it's a confidence game as much as it is physical at the end of the day.

his buddy opponent next round, get a nice warm-down massage, richard, and get ready for some slip-sliding sur la terre battue!