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2010 Clay Season

Chiakifug
04-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Monte Carlo up first. Hope he does well on clay after his mixed first 3 months of the year!

Chiakifug
04-10-2010, 01:09 PM
Draw up.

Plays a qualifier first, then the winner of Ferrer/Qualifier. Ljubo is the top seed in his quarter.

Truc
04-11-2010, 08:58 AM
Fontang gives some news in L'Equipe, Jérémy saw his osteo in Pau and the back issue is not serious. They arrived in MC on Tuesday already and everything seems to be fine.

Ad Wim
04-11-2010, 10:11 PM
Golubev is one of the best qualis I think. but Ferrer is one of the best seeds he could get. So that's too bad. Just like in IW and Miami where he had Querrey in both the second rounds. Too bad he can't get a break with the draws. Let's hope he defeats Golubev and gives Ferrer a tough time.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:04 AM
Playing first round now. Exchanged a break with Golubev and now on serve.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:08 AM
Got broken again, wins 3 out of 12 first serve points, wtf?! :help:

simplet
04-12-2010, 10:11 AM
Did youfind a livestream somewhere? I can't go to bet 365 I'm in China.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:16 AM
Got one here:
http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=16701&tv_id=344&tid=107&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

But I wouldn't recommend watching it, it's awful. 2-6 :sad:

simplet
04-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Thanks! Don't worry, I support french players. I'm impervious to disappointment.

edit : damn I can't make it work for some reason. I can't even see the link on the livescorehunter website. I wonder why?

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:26 AM
I thought we agreed that his level was getting better after the bad start. This is really a disgrace. Golubev just has to return the ball and Chardy hits it low into the net. Every time. I hope it's not his back, but it would be an excuse...

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Finally a long rally won and holds. Saved 2 bps, hopefully he can build on this. 41% first serve points won :help:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:32 AM
Finally a bad game by Golubev and Chardy made use of it and breaks! No UEs this game and a very good point to break.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:36 AM
And a love service game after. Golubev making mistakes now, thank god.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:42 AM
Pfff, but then a terrible game with 4 errors and broken to love :(

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:46 AM
And now the break for Chardy again, strange match.

simplet
04-12-2010, 10:46 AM
I can't see what's happening but I've got to say that the livescore for this match is pretty funny. 0-40 on golubev's serve now.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:51 AM
Broken again, come on...

Missed smash, low in the net error, 3 ft long error and df :help:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:54 AM
No words for this, absolutely disgraceful...

Truc
04-12-2010, 10:55 AM
I switched from CC because I was sick of watching Beck's errors fest, but this is worse. Jérémy's shots are out by meters.

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 10:57 AM
7 winners, 32 UEs, on clay :help:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Survived to the TB somehow. Maybe he takes this with a little luck...

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:08 AM
Takes the minibreak, but then hits a forehand 2 metres out and then a lucky shot by Golubev and badly moved by Chardy :help:

Ad Wim
04-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Few more bad shots and it's 1-6. This really pisses me off, what the fuck Jim?!

Scotso
04-12-2010, 11:13 AM
:help:

Chiakifug
04-12-2010, 10:53 PM
oh dear...

Truc
04-13-2010, 09:04 AM
He says he always needs some time to adjust to clay, last year it took him 4 weeks.

Truc
04-16-2010, 10:19 AM
I guess everybody else had already seen it, but they have his post-match interview in English on the website:
http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2010/Interview-Transcripts/Jeremy-Chardy-Monday.aspx

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 11:51 AM
Just won first set against Montanes 6-3, impressive stats :yeah:

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 12:07 PM
He broke to love and led 2-0, but is now rebroken. Montanes is reading is serve apparently, because he hits 80% first serves in the second set, but makes only 38% of it.

Ad Wim
04-20-2010, 12:40 PM
He wins! 7-1 in the TB! Very good win considering Montanes' form and he plays at home. Found his clay feet :woohoo:

Chiakifug
04-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Shocked but delighted. Gulbis next...

Truc
04-21-2010, 07:14 AM
In L'Equipe today:

Chardy, c’est (re)parti ?
Décevant cette année, le Palois pourrait enfin décoller après ce succès de référence sur Montañes (6-3, 7-6).

LE LYCÉE FRANÇAIS de Barcelone plonge sur le Club Royal de Tennis. Particulièrement sur ce court n° 1. Pour voir encore mieux, quelques gamins turbulents et bilingues avaient fait le très court trajet pour ponctuer les coups du Palois de « Vas-y Chardy ! » Pourtant, en face, c’était de l’Espagnol ou plutôt du Catalan. Du produit local. Et pas n’importe lequel, avec Albert Montañes, tout frais sorti d’un joli quart de finale à Monte-Carlo (victoire sur Cilic, un set pris à Verdasco). Un peu fatigué par ses exploits monégasques ? Sans doute.

Mais de son côté, Chardy avait lui aussi son fardeau. Celui d’une méchante défaite au premier tour en Principauté contre Golubev. Prendre une casquette contre un Kazakh : Chardy n’avait pas la tête à rire il y a une semaine. Il nous devait un rectificatif. S’appuyant sur ses armes habituelles (70 % de points gagnés sur sa 1re balle, 1 % de plus sur la deuxième, coups gagnants en coup droit), il y ajouta des ingrédients plus nouveaux, comme cette capacité à tenir un peu plus l’échange. Son entraîneur, Frédéric Fontang, appelle ça le coup de « neutralisation ». « C’est en fait un coup de neutralisation-construction qui permet de préparer une attaque, » précise-t-il. Sur terre, son poulain doit mieux maîtriser ses chevaux avant de les lâcher. Pour rester sur la métaphore équine, disons que Chardy aurait besoin maintenant de passer du trot au galop.

« J’ai déçu l’attente des gens »
Il ne nous a pas montré grand-chose depuis qu’il s’est hissé en fin d’année dernière au 31e rang mondial. « Trois blocages du dos, poignet droit douloureux, un virus à Melbourne et une gastro à Memphis, plaide-t-il d’abord, avant de passer aux choses sérieuses : Mais c’est vrai que j’ai déçu l’attente des gens, à commencer par moi-même. » « Il lui a fallu digérer un nouveau statut, convient Fontang. Il est devenu plus exposé, les joueurs le connaissent mieux. » Mais son technicien estime qu’il avait commencé à corriger le tir lors de la tournée nord-américaine. Sept victoires (dont une sur Verdasco à Memphis avant que ses boyaux s’en mêlent) pour cinq défaites ; un quart à Delray Beach et un troisième tour à Miami). Une vraie embellie avant le plouf de Monte-Carlo.

« À cause d’une préparation trop courte », analyse Fontang. « Elle n’est jamais facile pour moi, cette transition ciment terre battue », reconnaît l’intéressé. Pour faciliter la soudure, rien de tel qu’un petit tour à Montpellier pour y voir son préparateur mental, Jacques Hervet. « Ça m’a fait du bien la semaine dernière de lui confier mes sensations, raconte Chardy. J’étais arrivé bien négatif. Il m’a remis dans l’autre sens. » Le décollage va-t-il se confirmer, question cruciale en ces temps de nuages de cendres ?

« On garde le cap, explique Frédéric Fontang. L’idée est de continuer à bosser pour se rapprocher des top 10. Ce n’est pas parce que Jérémy travaillait bien alors qu’il venait d’atteindre le top 30, que la suite allait venir tranquillement. » Message reçu. « J’ai bien compris qu’il me faut plus varier. Contre un gros, je dois jouer par moments plus long, plus bombé et dans des zones précises, si je veux pouvoir attaquer dans de bonnes conditions. »

Et maintenant Gulbis, un doux dingue bourré de talent et d’impatience. Un cas parfait pour faire briller les nouveaux coups d’attente d’un Chardy qui promet de ne plus nous faire poireauter. « Moi aussi, je veux bien répondre à l’attente des gens. C’est quand même mieux que de vivre à l’ombre. » On ne le lui fait pas dire.

PASCAL COVILLE

Truc
04-21-2010, 07:37 AM
Even though he was playing a Spaniard, there were a lot of "Vas-y Chardy!" because the French school looks onto the tournament venue.
Montanes probably was a bit tired after MC, but Jérémy also was carrying his own burden: an ugly defeat to Golubev last week. He owed us a better display. Relying on his usual weapons (70% points won on his first serve and 71% on his 2nd serve, a lot of FH winners), he also added a few new things, like an ability to maintain longer rallies with "neutralization shots" which allow him to attack in better conditions then. Fontang stresses he needs to control the game better before he can unleash his big groundstrokes.
He's been disappointing since the end of last year: "My back seized up three times, my right wrist was hurting, I caught a virus in Melbourne and in Memphis I had a stomach bug", he says in his defence. But he also admits it: "It's true, I haven't lived up to the expectations, beginning with mine".
Fontang thinks he had started to improve again in the US already and the misfiring of Monte-Carlo is only due to a "too short preparation". Jim always struggles with the transition from hardcourt to clay. After MC he went to Montpellier to see his mental coach, Hervet, who helped him to have a less negative state of mind.
Fontang says that they won't change the course, they keep working the same way and the goal remains to get closer to the top 10. Jim: "I've gotten that I need to vary more. Against a good player I need to play deeper shots, with more topspin, in a very definite part of the court, if I want to be able to attack properly."
"I too would love to live up to people's expectations. It's nicer than being obscure."

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Are they writing about him in Equipe after every match?! :eek:

Lost first set against Gulbis now. Wins 2 out of 13 points on 2nd serve, so I guess he is spreading UEs again :sad:

Ad Wim
04-21-2010, 01:35 PM
I'm getting so tired of this. Just when you think he has got it back on track, he gets hammered back time after time...

Truc
04-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Are they writing about him in Equipe after every match?! :eek:Last time Zaz was :sad: because L'Equipe was not giving enough news about Jérémy! So here you go.
But there aren't that many articles about him (by the standards of L'Equipe), it's been rather quiet about him lately. Maybe that's why he says at the end he doesn't like being in the background.

Truc
04-22-2010, 06:55 AM
He says in L'Equipe that a footfault called against him at 4-3 in the 1st set made him completely lose his focus and he didn't manage to refocus on the match. But he still has the feeling to be on the right track, it's not like he was expecting to win Barcelona anyway after the terrible performance in MC.

Ad Wim
04-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Okay, but Gulbis is still a very beatable player. Hope he gets a good draw for a change in Rome.

<Eve>
04-24-2010, 03:22 PM
The draw:

[1] FEDERER, Roger (SUI) vs BYE
BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP) vs GULBIS, Ernests (LAT)
VOLANDRI, Filippo (ITA) vs MAYER, Florian (GER)
BENNETEAU, Julien (FRA) vs[15] QUERREY, Sam (USA)

[11] LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO) vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri (FRA)
ALMAGRO, Nicolas (ESP) vs KUBOT, Lukasz (POL)
BECKER, Benjamin (GER)vs LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
BYE vs [8] CILIC, Marin (CRO)

[3] NADAL, Rafael (ESP) vs BYE
CUEVAS, Pablo (URU)vs KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp (GER)
HANESCU, Victor (ROU) vs BERRER, Michael (GER)
ANDREEV, Igor (RUS) vs [16]MONACO, Juan (ARG)

[10] BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) vs Qualifier
MELZER, Jurgen (AUT) vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas (SUI)
LORENZI, Paolo (ITA) vs MONTANES, Albert (ESP)
BYE vs [5] SODERLING, Robin (SWE)

[7] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) vs BYE
TROICKI, Viktor (SRB) vs DE BAKKER, Thiemo (NED)
QUALIFIER vs BECK, Andreas (GER)
QUALIFIERvs [12] FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP)

[13] FERRER, David (ESP) vs KOROLEV, Evgeny (KAZ)
QUALIFIER vs STARACE, Potito (ITA)
SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) vs FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA)
bye vs [4] MURRAY, Andy (GBR)

[6] VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP) vs bye
BOLELLI, Simone (ITA) vs QUALIFIER
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP) vs QUALIFIER
HEWITT, Lleyton (AUS) vs [9] YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS)

[14] ISNER, John (USA)vs ZEBALLOS, Horacio (ARG)
BELLUCCI, Thomaz (BRA) vs QUALIFIER
TIPSAREVIC, Janko (SRB)vs [B]CHARDY, Jeremy (FRA)
BYE vs [2] DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)

Chiakifug
04-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Not a bad draw... but with his form Im not expecting much.

<Eve>
04-24-2010, 04:31 PM
not bad? i thought it was horrible! :unsure: tipsy.. and if he gets through, djoko... :scratch:

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Big delay here.

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 03:33 PM
Takes the first set 6-4! :rocker: Should have been so much easier though, 1/7 in BPs, he had them in like 4 of Tipsy's service games!

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 03:37 PM
not bad? i thought it was horrible! :unsure: tipsy.. and if he gets through, djoko... :scratch:

Wel, Tipsy is very inconsistent, and Djokovic is rubbish right now... Not sure if Jeremy would have the composureto beat a bad Djokovic but a lot of other seeds would have been harder draws.

Ad Wim
04-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Tipsa was easy yeah, coming back from injury, but Djokovic is one of the worst guys you can get. Maybe Nadal, Ferrer(o) and Federer are worse, but all other seeds would have been easier. Anyway 45 points are nice, next week has to be his week.

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 03:51 PM
Jeremy wasting so many BPs :speakles: 1/10 now, BPs in both of Tipsys games at the start of the second.

Ad Wim
04-25-2010, 03:58 PM
Don't worry, this match is NID.

Chiakifug
04-25-2010, 04:20 PM
Phew. 6-4 6-4. Could have been 6-2 6-1 but I wont complain after saving 2 BPs in the last game.

<Eve>
04-25-2010, 11:43 PM
:woohoo: nice!!!!

Truc
04-26-2010, 07:22 AM
In L'Equipe:
JÉRÉMY CHARDY n’a pas été récompensé, hier. Au sortir du court central tout neuf sur lequel il venait de dominer avec autorité Janko Tipsarevic (38e mondial) en deux sets (6-4, 6-4), arrivé dans les vestiaires tout neufs, quand il voulut prendre une douche toute neuve… il n’y avait plus d’eau chaude. La mésaventure ne lui avait toutefois pas ôté le sourire. « J’ai été solide du début jusqu’à la fin », appréciait-il. Catastrophique pour son premier match sur terre contre Golubev à Monte-Carlo, le Palois avait rectifié le tir la semaine dernière à Barcelone, où il avait battu un pur terrien comme Montañes avant de caler face à Gulbis. « Aujourd’hui, j’ai bien servi, ajoutait-il, j’ai bien su varier en deuxième balle. En plus, la surface me va bien, la terre est rapide et le rebond haut. » La barre à franchir au prochain tour aussi, puisqu’il affrontera Novak Djokovic, exempté de premier tour. Trois fois l’an dernier, il s’était cassé les dents sur le Serbe, sans prendre une manche, mais en perdant quelques sets serrés. « Mais je ne l’ai jamais rencontré sur terre, opposait-il. Pour espérer le battre, il faudra que je joue plus que solide. Il faudra varier les hauteurs, jouer des courts croisés, varier beaucoup au service et l’agresser. » Tout en espérant que l’eau aura eu le temps de chauffer d’ici là.
The showers of the brand new changing-rooms not working didn't dampen his good mood, he was all smile after his match. He says he was solid from the beginning to the end, served well, varied his second serve nicely. And he likes the surface which suits him, the clay is fast and the bounce high.
He's lost three times to Nole last year without taking a set, but there were a couple of close sets. And he stresses he never played him on clay. The key for him will be to vary the height of his shots, play cross-court shots, vary his serve a lot and be aggressive.

Ad Wim
04-27-2010, 02:55 PM
lol, where is the guy who said it wasn't a bad draw? :haha:

Ad Wim
04-27-2010, 03:03 PM
Actually didn't play that bad, but in this form he is just no match for Djokovic.

<Eve>
04-27-2010, 06:22 PM
Actually didn't play that bad, but in this form he is just no match for Djokovic.

good to hear he didnt play that bad :)

Chiakifug
04-27-2010, 07:28 PM
lol, where is the guy who said it wasn't a bad draw? :haha:

Right... here. No need to gloat just because you're a Djokovic fan over Jeremy.

Ad Wim
04-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Nothing to do with Chardy or Djokovic, just about your statement. Just admit that you were wrong.

Chiakifug
04-27-2010, 11:11 PM
Nothing to do with Chardy or Djokovic, just about your statement. Just admit that you were wrong.

No I wont. Djokovic is playing rubbish at the moment.

Truc
04-28-2010, 07:37 AM
It was not possible to know in advance, but he definitely wasn't playing rubbish yesterday.

In L'Equipe:
Chardy débordé
JÉRÉMY CHARDY AVALE les hors-d’oeuvre mais souffre d’indigestion pour les plats principaux : victoire nette à Barcelone contre Albert Montañes puis défaite sèche contre Ernests Gulbis. Rebelote ici avec un bon premier tour contre Janko Tipsarevic et une claque hier contre Novak Djokovic. Une heure pile et quatorze jeux (6-1, 6-1) ont suffi au numéro 2 mondial pour renvoyer le Palois (46e) à ses gammes où il lui faudra bosser le retour de service. « Je n’ai jamais vu un type retourner aussi bien, se plaignait la victime. J’étais toujours sur la défensive, même derrière mon engagement, un truc auquel je ne suis pas habitué. » Le numéro 5 français n’a toujours pas gagné le moindre set en cinq matches face au Serbe. Le hic vient de ce que cette première rencontre sur terre battue, qui aurait dû lui être plus favorable, se solde par le score le plus sévère. « C’est décevant bien sûr, reconnaissait l’intéressé. J’ai pris une bonne leçon. Je vais revoir ça à la vidéo pour en tirer les conséquences. » On vérifiera à Munich la semaine prochaine s’il a été studieux. – P. Co.The journalist says that Jim should work on his return for next week. Jim: "I've never seen a player return that well. I always was on the defensive, even on my serve, which I'm not used to." It was his toughest loss to Djoko, although the surface was supposed to favour him more. "It's disappointing for sure. He taught me a good lesson. I will rewatch it on video to draw lessons from it." We'll see in Munich next week if he's been studious.

Bobble
04-28-2010, 05:58 PM
The one thing I repeatedly noticed was how deep Djoker's returns were. Every second shot that Jeremy hit after his serve was off of his back foot. too good from the Serbian, but that ST shirt was awful.

Ad Wim
05-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Another bad draw and a pretty bad loss. Let's hope he gets some easy draws the coming weeks, the clay season is almost over :help:

Puschkin
05-03-2010, 01:32 PM
Did someone see the match? What is wrong with him?

Truc
05-04-2010, 11:27 AM
I don't think there was any coverage yesterday.
I watched his two matches, the singles match was not good. The first set was just awful again... Errors left, right and center, Youzhny wasn't doing anything. He woke up when he was one break down in the 2nd set and the level was much better then, at least he forced Youzhny to show a bit what he can. But he was looking so lost out there during the first part of the match, it was a little scary.

The doubles match was fun, Jérémy was a bit shaky, Robert was more solid during most parts of the match imo. But when he had to close it out, it's Robert who wouldn't get a serve in anymore and Jérémy improved then, so it was a nice team victory. I was afraid the Frenchies might tank after they had both lost in singles, but no, it was a hard-fought match, with a fist pump of Jim for the match point, he looked motivated.

I didn't see Fontang, he seemed to be alone with his girlfriend there.

Filo V.
05-07-2010, 02:02 AM
Jeremy is a great talent, he will put it together fully one day and everyone will be shocked. It's a mental thing mostly now from the looks of things, and I am confident if he has one really good event things will really start to get better for him.

Unfortunately the loss this week is going to hurt his ranking a bit but what is most important for him right now is he starts feeling better on the court, and the results will follow.

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 11:55 PM
Jeremy is playing Ferrer in R1 of Madrid. Unfortunate draw, but maybe he can cause a major upset. It is going to be tough for him. Good luck to Jeremy, he's going to need it.

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 03:34 AM
Jeremy lost 3-6 6-7 (3) to Ferrer. He had chances in both sets and was up a double break in the second set, but he lost the breaks and eventually the match. The fact he made the scoreline so close is a good thing, but the fact he won about 50% of service points and blew the lead he had in the second set is not.

Oh well, another loss in singles, but he is playing with Gael in doubles. They play the Spanish pair Almagro/M. Lopez in R1, with the winner playing Cermak/Mertinak in R2. Maybe he can make up for his lack of singles victories with a big result in doubles in Madrid. Good luck to Jeremy and Gael!

lalaland
05-10-2010, 05:51 AM
I didn't even know the tournament started on sunday and Jeremy already lost :sad:. Ferrer is a very tough draw for a first round. All my favorite Frenchies are struggling these days. Anyway, I hope he will do well in RG.

Truc
05-10-2010, 07:54 AM
There are a few lines in L'Equipe and he doesn't sound too disappointed. He says it was his best match of the year on clay. There were some good patches this time. Against Djokovic in Rome, he wasn't attacking enough. He played his game against Ferrer. But Ferrer is defending so well that you always end up taking one risk too much. And the physical intensity is so high, it forced him to shorten the points too much at times. He says he still needs to do a lot of condition training before Roland-Garros.

Puschkin
05-10-2010, 07:14 PM
He says he still needs to do a lot of condition training before Roland-Garros.
:eek: a bit late- no?

Filo V.
05-11-2010, 02:54 AM
Good attitude by Jeremy. Most important thing is he felt he played the way he should play, he felt better on court and he did the things he needs to do to get back to winning ways. Now it's about executing the game plan.

Sounds as if he will be very focused to practicing and training these next two weeks in advance of the French, and hopefully the matches at Dusseldorf next week will help him gain more consistency throughout a match.

Ad Wim
05-17-2010, 07:21 PM
Very good win against Kohlschreiber in Dusseldorf.

Truc
05-17-2010, 10:12 PM
I think Kohli would lose to Mahut too right now, but it sounds like Jim was playing well indeed.

He injured his knee today in doubles, but he kept playing, so I guess it's nothing too serious.

I couldn't watch the matches, I just saw that the trainer was coming for Jim a few times today, I don't know how it happened and if it was hampering him.

Ad Wim
05-18-2010, 04:36 PM
I really can't put my finger on his form. The one day he destroys Kohl, the other day he almost gets broken twice immediately against Troicki.

Bobble
05-18-2010, 06:20 PM
His knee was wrapped today, I hope it isn't a real issue. All we need is another Frenchman with problems around the knee area.

Truc
05-19-2010, 03:08 PM
His knee isn't wrapped anymore today. He wouldn't play in both singles and doubles if he was in pain anyway.

His singles form is questionable, but he has definitely improved in doubles! I know it's easier with Nico than with Gilles, but still, he was a lot more hesitant last year in Düsseldorf.

Bobble
05-19-2010, 04:21 PM
^speaking of, great doubles win over Serbia today for he and Nico. 7-6(4) 6-2

Ad Wim
05-20-2010, 03:39 PM
Alllleeeeez! What a good win against Monaco today! I only saw the second set, but he was playing very well! Some great holds in that set, lots of tough service games. But he won lots of rallies by being agressive. Very exciting match with both players very pumped up.

Bobble
05-20-2010, 03:48 PM
Awesome! Good to see Jim finally got a win over Monaco after last year's two tough encounters. Surely this will give him more confidence for RG.:D

Chiakifug
05-25-2010, 05:33 PM
Playing Hewitt right now on Chatrier. His first time playing on it right?

Truc
05-25-2010, 06:28 PM
I started watching at the very end of the 1st set, so I'm yet to see him win a game.
Was he good until 5-5, Chiaki?

lalaland
05-25-2010, 06:38 PM
oh goodness, what a horrible second set :o.

I watched on and off the first, was on serve when I started watching, but I didn't see the end of first.

Truc
05-25-2010, 06:47 PM
I didn't see the end of first.You didn't miss much, he lost the first set with two double faults, if I'm not mistaken.

I'm still waiting for him to win a game. :eek:

Back from 15-40 to 40-40, this time maybe...

:aparty: He finally holds, after having saved at least 4-5 BP again.

lalaland
05-25-2010, 07:02 PM
I'm glad you got to see him at least held once. Broken again, he's spraying errors left right and center. Well, gf not looking too stressed though.

I don't know why I thought he has good chance in this match before it started, maybe I thought Hewitt's been shaky lately and was sick last week, I forgot Jeremy isn't Mr. In-form either.

Bobble
05-25-2010, 07:08 PM
Poor Jeremy, he looks all out of sorts today. I still have hope he could turn it around. Let's not forget the Nalby match a few years back:confused:

Chiakifug
05-25-2010, 07:09 PM
I started watching at the very end of the 1st set, so I'm yet to see him win a game.
Was he good until 5-5, Chiaki?

He was holing very easily, got a lot of 1st serves and hit a lot of winners. He got to deuce at *3-2 and thought he might break. But if I had to choose one that I would have picked to win until 5-5, Jeremy looked more likely. I missed it after 5-5, but I imagine it was a case of him doing badly. The commentators said he hit 2 DFs in the game at *5-5 and played terrible in Hewitts service game.

Truc
05-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Finally some good tennis!
Lleyton is tough to beat in best of 5, but I guess Jim would be fitter, if he can take him to a 5th set.

Great rebreak. :worship:

Chiakifug
05-25-2010, 07:24 PM
Hes showing some fight. But hes giving back the break.

Chiakifug
05-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Thats a big pity. If he had held that game after breaking then the match would have been suspended, there would have been no time for Hewitt to finish.

Bobble
05-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Thats a big pity. If he had held that game after breaking then the match would have been suspended, there would have been no time for Hewitt to finish.

ugh, yes that was a pity, but at least he fought at the end.

<Eve>
05-25-2010, 07:44 PM
he did. 2nd set was just too horrible to write about but end of 3rd was ok. too bad this :( lets see what he can do on grass :angel:

Ad Wim
05-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Pretty disappointing after the Monaco win. It keeps hard to put him on any form and he struggles being consistent...

SRM
05-25-2010, 09:44 PM
That was a pretty lifeless performance from Jeremy :( He started leaking errors from 5-5 in the first set and it went steadily downhill from then on, except from a slight revival in the third set. :sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
05-25-2010, 10:26 PM
I was at Jeremy's match today and we were really trying to drag him through that 3rd set! I was relieved that at least he gave us some fight in that set and something to cheer, the 2nd was too depressing for words. I have some not so good pics from high up I'll post when I get home next week.

Hope he can find some better form for grass season.

lalaland
07-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Oh Jim :sad:. Lost his first match at Stuttgart, his ranking is going to dive :sad::sad::sad:

Truc
07-14-2010, 07:25 AM
In L'Equipe:
Chardy perd gros
SALE TEMPS pour le Français, qui s’est fait dépouiller hier par l’Espagnol Daniel Gimeno-Traver dès le premier tour (7-5, 6-7, 6-3) de son titre acquis sur la terre battue allemande l’an dernier. Forcément, Jérémy Chardy en avait gros sur la patate : « Non, c’est sûr, je ne suis pas très heureux aujourd’hui, confia-t-il à sa sortie du court. Ça me tenait tellement à coeur en tant que tenant du titre – de mon premier titre – de bien jouer ici. » Las, Chardy, premier Français depuis Henri Leconte en 1984 à être reparti au volant d’une Mercedes comme il est d’usage à Stuttgart pour le vainqueur, ne changera pas de modèle de Merco cette année. « J’ai fait un mauvais match. Je n’ai jamais trouvé mon rythme. Je n’avais pas une base de jeu de fond de court assez solide, j’ai mal servi, je dois avoir un mauvais pourcentage de premières balles (en effet : 53 % de premières balles seulement). »
Et à l’arrivée, une défaite décevante face à un joueur qu’il avait étrillé au premier tour de Wimbledon ! « Oui, mais j’ai eu du mal à me réadapter à la terre battue en plein air après m’être joint au groupe de Coupe Davis en rapide indoor. Dès mon arrivée, je me suis fait mal à l’épaule, je n’ai pu faire que deux sets lundi pour tout entraînement. » Une douleur subite qui ne devrait pas empêcher le protégé de Frédéric Fontang de disputer les tournois de Hambourg et de Gstaad : « J’ai aussi rajouté New Haven à mon programme pour avoir le plus de matches possible avant l’US Open, car dans les Masters 1000 de Toronto et Cincinnati, je ne suis qu’en qualifs. » Chardy, qui avait terminé trente-neuvième l’année 2009 et qui se classait cinquantième avant le tournoi, va salement dégringoler au classement ATP la semaine prochaine : « Sans doute à la soixante-dixième ou à la quatre-vingtième place, jauge-t-il. C’est dur, mais c’est le tennis. Le classement, je n’y pense pas trop, tout ce que je veux, c’est remettre mon jeu en place et retrouver confiance. »
D.B.
He was very downcast yesterday after the match, obviously, He so wanted to do well there as a title holder. But he says he played a bad match, never found his rhythm, his groundgame wasn't solid enough, he served poorly, had bad 1st serve stats (53%).
He had beaten DGT easily in the 1st round of Wimby, but he had trouble adjusting to clay after the DC week. And when he arrived in Stuttgart, he injured his shoulder a little, so he could only play two sets in training on Monday.
This shoulder story shouldn't prevent him from playing Hamburg and Gstaad, though. He also added New Haven to his schedule since he can only enter the qualies in Toronto and Cincy with his ranking.
He says he will probably be ranked around #70-80 next week, but he doesn't think much about his ranking, he just wants to get his game in working order again and recover his confidence.

<Eve>
07-14-2010, 10:06 AM
Thanks Truc :yeah:

Ad Wim
07-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Wow, impressive win over Chiudinelli! Very good serving :yeah:

<Eve>
07-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Where do you have a stream??

Ad Wim
07-21-2010, 06:08 PM
And another great win, not a single bp faced again :yeah:

lalaland
07-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Nice. GL for the next match.

lalaland
07-23-2010, 11:40 PM
Moving on to Gstaad.

First round in Gstaad against PHM. Sucky draw cos I like both of them :mad:.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/314/mds.pdf

<Eve>
07-24-2010, 08:16 AM
mmm bad draw :rolleyes: allez!!

soulage
07-24-2010, 06:45 PM
Hey he's in the doubles final in Hamburg with Paulo :D they will face Lopez-Marrero Good luck :)

Puschkin
07-27-2010, 03:07 PM
Anyone watching Jim in Gstaad? On SB it looks dreadful, PHM serving at 35 %, Jim at 40% and almost an hour for a the first set, ending 6-1 for Jim. :o

edit: turned out to be easy for Jim in the end.

lalaland
07-29-2010, 08:25 PM
QF next, against Almagro. GL Jim.

Puschkin
07-30-2010, 06:53 AM
Seems as if Jim slowly gets going again. :D

Chelem
07-30-2010, 03:39 PM
Almagro defeated Jérémy 6-2, 7-6(5)...

Ad Wim
07-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Terrific choking in the second set, so sad :sad:

But good tournament nevertheless, hope he forgets about this last set.