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^^^Mowing down the English lawns: Grass Season 2010 (Queen's Club)^^^

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~*BGT*~
05-24-2010, 09:06 PM
ImmzB stepped down so I'll do it :D

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:11 PM
Great! :)

All the best to Gasquet in Queens, certinaly can reach the QF atleast.
Top 8 Seeds get a BYE, so he won't be facing any of them in the 1st Round.

Hope he does well here, so he won't need to play Eastbourne!
But if he doesn't do well here, I don't think he will play Eastbourne as he won't be getting a Wild-Card and if he want's to use the SE, he has to atleast make the SF in Queens.

Anyways all the best to Gasquet in Queens & Wimbledon :)

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:19 PM
If Gasquet looses early in the Doubles at R.G, I hope to catch him practsing at Queens on the Saturday or Sunday during the Qualifiers.

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Are the courts even all sorted yet at Queens.
Dani I was hoping you'd start this thread. Hopefully you'll be his good luck charm.

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Are the courts even all sorted yet at Queens.

Not sure, if there not they will be done very soon.

Puschkin
05-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Love the new thread!:D

PinkFeatherBoa
05-24-2010, 09:40 PM
Looking forward to the return to Grass so much. God, 2009 was rubbish without it.

Annual stalking from me returns. :bounce: :angel:

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:41 PM
Anyone going to Queens?

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 09:42 PM
Where will you be stalking?

I was thinking of doing some Eastbourne stalking but now the stupid organisers have def scuppered that I might pop to Queens quallies on the sunday on the off chance he is there practising. That's if I'm not shattered I'm on holiday next week and don't get back until the saturday night.

PinkFeatherBoa
05-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Anyone going to Queens?

Yes, I'll be there as long as Richie is there, well I already bought Thursday and Friday tickets in advance.

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Are you going to wimbledon?

I am going with some friends but that is later in the week and with Richard's ranking he might be gone by then so I'm thinking I might go on the monday or tuesday as well if he is playing. Depends on the order of play.

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Yes, I'll be there as long as Richie is there, well I already bought Thursday and Friday tickets in advance.

Cool :)

I guess he will be there on the Saturday and Sunday during the Qualifiers if he looses in the Doubles in Roland Garros.

It will be amazing to watch him Practise from like Metres away!

PinkFeatherBoa
05-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Yes Tori, I should be at Wimbledon as well, certainly during the first week.

@Immz Yeah I find Queens is a great venue for watching him practise, you can get so close there and at Qualie weekend the grounds aren't very busy at all. Certainly enjoyed watching his hour long practises in 2008.

~*BGT*~
05-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Richard should ask for a WC for this challenger in Nottingham if he and Grosjean go out early.

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 09:49 PM
You are ok though Imran you are a lot nearer to Queens than me. Last year on the saturday it poured with rain and so on the sunday I didn't want to risk it.

I'm lucky because during Wimbledon week I'm staying nearer London anyway for other reasons so it's just a short hop on the train. Otherwise it's a 6 hour round trip for me which would suck if it was rained off and I didn't get to see anything.

So if it's sunny I'll go to quallies but if it's cloudy I don't think it'll happen.

Dani, I was kind of hoping he would do that if they go out. I can get to Nottingham fairly easily ;). I'm away part of next week but I could go there on the sunday and monday ;) I'd rather he won Roland doubs though.

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:50 PM
I was thinking of going to Wimbledon this year but will be in Pakistan :(

For Wimbledon u have to Quee up really early don't u? Like around 07.00?

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:55 PM
Richard should ask for a WC for this challenger in Nottingham if he and Grosjean go out early.

Maybe....80 Points up for grabs...Could do his Ranking good as he will try to be Seeded for Wimbledon.

You are ok though Imran you are a lot nearer to Queens than me. Last year on the saturday it poured with rain and so on the sunday I didn't want to risk it.

I'm lucky because during Wimbledon week I'm staying nearer London anyway for other reasons so it's just a short hop on the train. Otherwise it's a 6 hour round trip for me which would suck if it was rained off and I didn't get to see anything.

So if it's sunny I'll go to quallies but if it's cloudy I don't think it'll happen.

Dani, I was kind of hoping he would do that if they go out. I can get to Nottingham fairly easily ;). I'm away part of next week but I could go there on the sunday and monday ;) I'd rather he won Roland doubs though.

Yh, I was there last year on the Saturday as due to the Rain, the Qualifiers were played Indoors :(

Yh I hope this year it's Sunny and get to watch some Tennis :)

Last year I saw A.Falla outside the Entrance :cool:

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 09:55 PM
Before then. The queue goes up massively between 6 and 7am. Last year on one of the days I was there I heard that people who queued from 7.30 didn't get in all day.

I got there at about 5.50 both days and the first day got just grounds tickets and the second day I was somehow about 500 places in front in the queue and I got offered Court 1 or court 2 tickets and chose court 2.

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 09:57 PM
My Friend went last year he was there around 09.00 and he got in around 17.00, he got to see the Querrey v Cilic match.

The Quees are LOOOOOONG

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 10:00 PM
well that's why it's worth going in at 6 full day of play and you can queue for resale or people are nice enough just to give you their show court ticket when they leave.

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Looking at the Nottingham Entry List, If Gasquet does play he should Win that Title.

If Gasquet does go out in the Doubles this week, I wouldn't play the Nottingham Challenger. Let him get another Week's rest and be fully Fit for Queens & Wimbledon :)

Puschkin
05-24-2010, 10:02 PM
Richard should ask for a WC for this challenger in Nottingham if he and Grosjean go out early.It is worth only 75 points for the title, isn't it? That's not worth the effort, as his best non-countable result is already at 45! Better to have some fun with Séb!

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 10:02 PM
well that's why it's worth going in at 6 full day of play and you can queue for resale or people are nice enough just to give you their show court ticket when they leave.

Yeah. That's what happened to my Mate, somone gave them free Tickets.

It takes the piss, if u Quee up at really early in the Morning and get in around 17.00....

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 10:03 PM
I'd agree normally but 80 points plus a couple of rounds at queens = a wimbledon seeding if there are a few withdrawals.

Puschkin
05-24-2010, 10:05 PM
I'd agree normally but 80 points plus a couple of rounds at queens = a wimbledon seeding if there are a few withdrawals.
He would only get 80-45 = 35 points!

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 10:08 PM
He would only get 80-45 = 35 points!

I don't think he needs to play it & with only getting 35 Points :(

ImmzB
05-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Gasquet will probaly play his Doubles 1st Round on Thursday, if he Looses, I guess he will leave England on Friday and arrive on the same day.

Then most probaly play his 1st Round on Tuesday.

An extra week off would be much better.

Cloudygirl
05-24-2010, 10:23 PM
Meh you're right, I blame the stupid atp for having such a short grass court season with so few tournaments and Halle and Queens only being 250s :(

I wonder if as he isn't playing Eastbourne could he ask for a wild card at Hertogenbosch their draw isn't that great either or play quallies. I bet he won't rest the week before.

Kournikovaism
05-25-2010, 12:02 AM
Glad he isn't playing Eastbourne, it is just windy all the time :o Its annoying to watch.

Also the organisers there put men's matches as a priority despite it being a Premier event for the WTA:rolleyes:

Davodus
05-25-2010, 06:08 AM
Meh you're right, I blame the stupid atp for having such a short grass court season with so few tournaments and Halle and Queens only being 250s :(

I wonder if as he isn't playing Eastbourne could he ask for a wild card at Hertogenbosch their draw isn't that great either or play quallies. I bet he won't rest the week before.

I agree, I love grass court tennis, it's my favourite kind...and they only have the 2 pre-Wimbledon weeks and then Wimbledon..only 250 tournaments as well. It would be nice to have a week or two more of grass court play, and at least 1 500 in there. Bad luck if grass is your main surface :o

Cloudygirl
05-25-2010, 06:19 AM
If there was a grass masters then people like Richard and perhaps Roddick would be a lot higher ranked I think.

If I miss seeing Richard at Wimbledon this year (which is possible if he faces a seed on a show court) I will be so pissed off. :(

I love grass too.

Davodus
05-25-2010, 06:31 AM
If there was a grass masters then people like Richard and perhaps Roddick would be a lot higher ranked I think.

If I miss seeing Richard at Wimbledon this year (which is possible if he faces a seed on a show court) I will be so pissed off. :(

I love grass too.

I think there should be a masters on grass, there is one on every other surface. I think that's why a lot of clay specialists are overranked, to be honest. Unfortunately, I think it will never change.

Hopefully he can get an easy first round for once and you can see him!

Cloudygirl
05-25-2010, 06:40 AM
I hope so, on an outside court where I can sit really near the front. Surely that's not too much to ask :p

But even if he pulls an easy first round knowing my luck it will be Boggo or someone so it'll be on court 2 or court 1.

Davodus
05-25-2010, 06:43 AM
I hope so, on an outside court where I can sit really near the front. Surely that's not too much to ask :p

But even if he pulls an easy first round knowing my luck it will be Boggo or someone so it'll be on court 2 or court 1.

:lol: that's probably what will happen...just because you don't want it to ;)

I want him to draw Rochus :p

ImmzB
05-25-2010, 06:45 AM
With his confidence back, he's defiantly going to be a Threat @ Queens & Wimbldon :)

If he is Unseeded @ Wimbledon, no Top Seed or any Seed would want to Draw Gasquet in the 1st Round! There are less better Grass Court Players then better Clay Court Players.

I hope he can be Seeded for Wimbledon!

ImmzB
05-25-2010, 06:46 AM
I want him to draw Rochus :p

Or 1 of the Wild-Cards, who always loose in the 1st Round :D

Getta
05-25-2010, 09:07 PM
Meh you're right, I blame the stupid atp for having such a short grass court season with so few tournaments and Halle and Queens only being 250s :(

yeah, they should change Queens and Halle to 500.

I wonder if as he isn't playing Eastbourne could he ask for a wild card at Hertogenbosch their draw isn't that great either or play quallies. I bet he won't rest the week before.

i was wondering the same thing.

difference in travel distance is almost negligible after all. and, the draw in Rosmalen is rather weak.

ImmzB
05-26-2010, 03:39 PM
Gasquet has not recieved a Wild-Card for Nottingham.

Kournikovaism
05-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Hopefully he can draw some crap British WC.

oranges
05-26-2010, 04:09 PM
Am I the only one who's not too keen on him playing both Queens and the week before Wimby? That said, Eastbourne organizers are feeble-minded for not giving him WC, both due to his grass pedigree and the crowd he would attract

Kournikovaism
05-26-2010, 04:18 PM
Eastbourne Organisers are stupid. I hate that tournament, the wind is so frustrating and the organisers seem to forget that it is a WTA tournament first and an ATP one second. :rolleyes:

s'Hertogenbosch would be better than Eastbourne imo.

ImmzB
05-26-2010, 04:20 PM
Am I the only one who's not too keen on him playing both Queens and the week before Wimby? That said, Eastbourne organizers are feeble-minded for not giving him WC, both due to his grass pedigree and the crowd he would attract

I'm with you, I'm not keen on him playing Eastbourne.
If he does good at Queens, I don't think he needs to play Eastbourne. If he reaches the SF in Queens, he can get the SE for Eastbourne and I think he may go to Eastbourne.

I would only want him to play Queens. If he looses in the 1st Round, it wouldn't be bad to play Eastbourne but he can't get in unless there are Withdrawls. Organizers are not giving him a Wild-Card.

Vlad1980
05-26-2010, 05:36 PM
I don't think Richard should play a week before Wimbledon. This is very different from RG since he probably will get to play at least couple matches at Queens and since he has played so many matches on clay, he really is match tough right now. His last week, he should just head out to Wimbledon grounds and practice. Unlike RG, he is a threat to go deep on grass and if he plays well, rested and confident, there are only two players I feel he would have little chance against and that is Federer and Nadal. Anyone else, I feel like he can beat. Being seeded is not that important at Wimbledon, and given his 07 and 08 results, he may actually get seeded.

At this point, he should concentrate on 500, 1000 and GS events mostly... he has plenty of points filled in 250 events, so even if he wants to enter a tournament right before GS, he should treat it as practice, win a match, tank and go to Wimbledon..

Puschkin
05-26-2010, 05:52 PM
Gasquet has not recieved a Wild-Card for Nottingham.

Nottingham? :confused:

Did he ask for one? Nottingham is a challenger next week,I doubt he'd need a WC to enter. The wildcard Richard was refused is Eastbourne, the successor tourney of Nottingham which was previously an ATP event.

Puschkin
05-26-2010, 06:02 PM
I don't think Richard should play a week before Wimbledon.
I totally agree.

At this point, he should concentrate on 500, 1000 and GS events mostly.
He is not quite there to enter directly into 1000 Events, so some points are still needed somewhere, primarily from Wimbledon and a bunch of it.

so even if he wants to enter a tournament right before GS, he should treat it as practice, win a match, tank and go to Wimbledon.
Tanking would not fit the "new" Richard. ;)

reggie1
05-26-2010, 06:12 PM
I'm getting so excited for the Grass season, loving Reading this thread. Optimism is such a great feeling and I really have high hopes for him on grass. I've always got the feeling that he likes playing in England. He's really popular here (people love him and his game) and the English commentators are very complimentary the majority of the time apart from a few cliches that they trot out every now and again.

ImmzB
05-26-2010, 06:16 PM
Nottingham? :confused:

Did he ask for one? Nottingham is a challenger next week,I doubt he'd need a WC to enter. The wildcard Richard was refused is Eastbourne, the successor tourney of Nottingham which was previously an ATP event.

BGT was saying he should ask for a Wild-Card for Nottingham if he and Grosjean go out early in RG.

So I was just letting her know, they have given out the Wild-Cards.

ImmzB
05-26-2010, 06:18 PM
Same, really excited about the Grass Court Season, starting in Queens and then the BIG 1 WIMBLEDON!

Inshallah this will be Gasquet's Grass Season! :)

Puschkin
05-26-2010, 06:27 PM
So I was just letting her know, they have given out the Wild-Cards.[/B]
Sorry, I misunderstood your post, in the sense that he asked for one and it was not given to him.

I feel he is overdue for a week of rest, Gabriel will ensure that things won't get too cosy and also think about the summer where to play and when. And I am almost certain it will be DC for him again after Wimby.

Vlad1980
05-26-2010, 07:25 PM
I'm getting so excited for the Grass season, loving Reading this thread. Optimism is such a great feeling and I really have high hopes for him on grass. I've always got the feeling that he likes playing in England. He's really popular here (people love him and his game) and the English commentators are very complimentary the majority of the time apart from a few cliches that they trot out every now and again.

Watching Richard play on grass is a unique experience, almost no one else plays the same way. Really looking forward to that. Clay season was very decent and gave hope, but this grass season, he should be able to perform to his true potential. It has been a while since Richard won a GS match.. almost a year and half.. and it has been 2 years since he reached second week. He is long overdue.

oranges
05-26-2010, 07:34 PM
He's long overdue a decent GS draw as well. I wouldn't mind Davydenko in 1st or 2nd round to inherit his draw :angel:

Puschkin
05-28-2010, 09:40 AM
http://www.welovetennis.fr/richard-gasquet/23455-reprise-de-l-entrainement-jeudi-prochain

Richard Gasquet: Reprise de l'entrainement jeudi

Richard Gasquet a dû déclarer forfait pour l'épreuve de double à Roland Garros qu'il devait disputer avec Sébastien Grosjean. Ce dernier expliquait hier que le Biterrois s'était bloqué le dos et avait également mal à la cuisse et au coude. Richard Gasquet va désormais prendre quelques jours de repos et reprendra l'entraînement sur gazon jeudi prochain.

Richard will take some rest and take up practise on grass next Thursday.

ImmzB
05-28-2010, 10:15 AM
So Richard will be in England on Thursday?

Cloudygirl
05-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Not necessarily. Doesn't he normally train on grass courts in Paris? I'm sure he does.

I'm hoping he will be there for Sunday though. I'm so tempted to go to quallies.

reggie1
05-29-2010, 12:05 PM
I saw a video a few years ago on YouTube of him practicing at La gardere (haven't spelt that in so long so I may have spelt it wrong) training centre on grass courts so I think you're right T.

ImmzB
05-29-2010, 01:21 PM
I'm hoping he's there on Saturday :)

I know we didn't expect Gasquet to be on the Entry List for Newport, he isn't on there.

acd692
05-31-2010, 12:06 AM
so when does richard play again?

gasquetswife
05-31-2010, 04:05 AM
I'm getting so excited for the Grass season, loving Reading this thread. Optimism is such a great feeling and I really have high hopes for him on grass. I've always got the feeling that he likes playing in England. He's really popular here (people love him and his game) and the English commentators are very complimentary the majority of the time apart from a few cliches that they trot out every now and again.

Yeah he seems to dread Roland Garros :awww: I think he will have more confidence playing in a tournament that he went far in previously

Cloudygirl
05-31-2010, 06:58 AM
Queens next week.

Then Wimbledon.

ImmzB
05-31-2010, 11:28 AM
How far does everyone think Gasquet will get in Queens?

I know the Draw isn't out but.....your predictions.

I think he can defiantly reach the QF ateast and then from there he can go on......

reggie1
05-31-2010, 04:40 PM
I think a QF at least as long as he doesn't get a horrendous draw. I think grass court tournies like him though as knowing how to play with flair on grass is a dying art, so I'm hoping Queens and Wimbledon will be kind. He is also a crowd puller here 

Cloudygirl
05-31-2010, 04:47 PM
depends on where Nadal and Murray are in that draw. He doesn't have to worry about Nalbandian now though :(

Truc
06-01-2010, 06:58 AM
The news in L'Equipe, he took a whole week to rest and will start practicing on grass tomorrow:
Gasquet est vert
APRÈS UNE LONGUE SEMAINE consacrée au repos après le surmenage de ces dernières semaines, Richard Gasquet va se lancer dans la saison du vert en s’entraînant à partir de demain sur les courts en gazon du Lagardère Paris Racing. Inscrit au Queen’s la semaine prochaine, il a également demandé une wild-card pour le tournoi d’Eastbourne (13-20 juin). Celle-ci lui a été pour l’instant refusée pour cause de préférence nationale. Étrange, quand même, quand on sait que le Français, de retour à son meilleur niveau, avait gagné deux fois le tournoi de Nottingham, celui-là mêmequi a été remplacé l’an dernier par Eastbourne. « On a joué la prudence ces derniers jours, mais je suis satisfait de voir Richard comme ça, sur la pente ascendante », a jugé son coentraîneur Éric Deblicker. – F. Ra.

Puschkin
06-01-2010, 07:45 AM
The news in L'Equipe, he took a whole week to rest and will start practicing on grass tomorrow:
Thanks for the news. :wavey: Two days earlier than WLT had reported last week.

scmom
06-01-2010, 07:24 PM
thanks for the article - that is good news
but good grief - google translate is just awful
I know they meant that Gasquet is fresh
but the translation is "Gasquet is green "

:)

ImmzB
06-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Kool.

ALLEZ GASQUET!

ImmzB
06-02-2010, 04:24 PM
The Draw for Queens is at 16.00 on Saturday

ImmzB
06-03-2010, 11:28 AM
I'm sure i'm not the only 1 saying...."Queens start now" LOL

reggie1
06-03-2010, 12:47 PM
Yes, now would be good Immran, because I'm off work because of school holidays. Are BBC televising as usual?

ImmzB
06-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Yes, now would be good Immran, because I'm off work because of school holidays. Are BBC televising as usual?

Yeah and Eurosport are broadcasting it aswell.

GasquetGulbis
06-03-2010, 04:30 PM
Is there any chance that Gasquet will get a seeding for Queens. I know a few top players have already pulled out.

ImmzB
06-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Queens Seeding:

1. R.Nadal
2. N.Djokovic
3. A.Murray
4. A.Roddick
5. M.Cilic
6. G.Monfils
7. S.Querrey
8. F.Lopez
9. J.Tipsarevic
10. R.Gasquet
11. M.Llodra
12. K.Kubot
13. D.Sela
14.
15.
16.

This is how I've got it with all the Withdrawls.

If anyone can Correct me, please do.

ImmzB
06-03-2010, 09:50 PM
Gulbis & Verdasco Withdrew

ImmzB
06-04-2010, 01:50 PM
To me, At the moment Gasquet will stand as the 10th Seed.

ImmzB
06-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Queens Draw today at 16.00 Local Time :)

~*BGT*~
06-05-2010, 03:14 PM
They should be doing it right now?

Davodus
06-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Gasquet vs. Nishikori first round and possibly winner against Gael Monfils in round three.

From twitter

oranges
06-05-2010, 03:47 PM
Ugh, that luck with the draw again

Gretchen.
06-05-2010, 04:21 PM
I think he will beat Nishikori, last time they played it was pretty straightforward and that was on hard courts! As for Monfils, I think he is injured, sooo it's not that bad I guess, it all depends on how he is feeling.

Davodus
06-05-2010, 04:32 PM
I also think Monfils is terrible on grass, so it's not the worst draw I don't think. Hopefully he can get through Nishikori, and then make a bit of a run.

oranges
06-05-2010, 04:55 PM
I think he will beat Nishikori, last time they played it was pretty straightforward and that was on hard courts!

Me too, but it's still rotten luck. Plus, I'd like to see more of Kei. Monfils doesn't bother me in any way, though. One of the better seeds to draw IMO

scmom
06-05-2010, 04:59 PM
realistically , this is a pretty good draw . No one in that whole quarter - with the exception of Roddick - should be able to compete with Gasquet on grass. Nishikori just played his first match in months , and lost . Monfils is not too good on grass historically and is nursing some vague ailments still .Scheuttler ? - please . I totally prefer this draw to getting some monster server , like an Isner or a Karlovic , in the early rounds .And , we know that Richard can beat Roddick on grass - it has happened before .
But don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves. First he must focus and win over Nishikori - don't be complacent or things won't work out well.
At least he will not have to see Murray for the early part of the event .

I am looking forward to seeing him play on grass again - he has a wonderful grass court game , and this looks like he should be able to put together a few good wins - build some confidence .

ImmzB
06-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Good Draw for Gasquet.

Nishikori could be a tough one but I expect Gasquet to get through it.

If Gasquet and Monfils do play, Gasquet would start as the favourite IMO and it's on Grass.

Looking forward to seeing Gasquet play @ Queens :)

ImmzB
06-05-2010, 06:16 PM
Queens Draw

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP/BYE
DANIEL, Marcos BRA v KAVCIC, Blaz SLO
QUALIFIER v BROWN, Dustin JAM
(WC) BAKER, Jamie GBR v (16) ISTOMIN, Denis UZB
(9) BENNETEAU, Julien FRA v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
DENT, Taylor USA v ANDERSON, Kevin RSA
QUALIFIER v (WC) DIMITROV, Grigor BUL
BYE/(8) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

(3) MURRAY, Andy GBR/BYE
NAVARRO, Ivan ESP v KOELLERER, Daniel AUT
FISH, Mardy USA v DEVVARMAN, Somdev IND
KOROLEV, Evgeny KAZ v (13) GIRALDO, Santiago COL
(12) LLODRA, Michael FRA v GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ
LEVINE, Jesse USA v (WC) HARRISON, Ryan USA
QUALIFIER v LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
BYE/(5) CILIC, Marin CRO

(6) MONFILS, Gael FRA/BYE
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER v GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
BECK, Karol SVK v RAM, Rajeev USA
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN v (11) GASQUET, Richard FRA
(14) SELA, Dudi ISR v GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
PRZYSIEZNY, Michal POL v MULLER, Gilles LUX
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS v MARCHENKO, Illya UKR
BYE/(4) RODDICK, Andy USA

(7) QUERREY, Sam USA/BYE
(WC) WARD, James GBR v GINEPRI, Robby USA
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v RUSSELL, Michael USA
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP v (10) TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
(15) SEPPI, Andreas ITA v (WC) TOMIC, Bernard AUS
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v QUALIFIER
LORENZI, Paolo ITA v RIBA, Pere ESP
BYE/(2) DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

Getta
06-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Richie should handle his first 3 opponents with ease. things start to get serious in the quarterfinals.

Cloudygirl
06-05-2010, 09:07 PM
So any news is he in London? I'm debating going to queens quallies as there is a chance he might be practising but I won't bother if he's still in France. Am very tempted to watch Roland final instead.

ImmzB
06-05-2010, 09:47 PM
So any news is he in London? I'm debating going to queens quallies as there is a chance he might be practising but I won't bother if he's still in France. Am very tempted to watch Roland final instead.

I reckon he is in London, he could be playing on Monday.

I hope he is there tommorow, I'm going tommorow so hope to catch him practsing :)

Gretchen.
06-05-2010, 09:50 PM
Tori, he is there.
Jenny(PinkfeatherBoa) just posted on twitter that she saw him practicing today!

Cloudygirl
06-05-2010, 10:01 PM
maybe I'll go then. What time does Queens club open tomorrow and how much are quallies this year Imran? Is it just queuing like last year. Depends on how awake i am tomorrow. I'm not getting up at 5am. I had about 3 hours of sleep last night thanks to stupid Irish boys.

ImmzB
06-05-2010, 10:04 PM
maybe I'll go then. What time does Queens club open tomorrow and how much are quallies this year Imran? Is it just queuing like last year. Depends on how awake i am tomorrow. I'm not getting up at 5am. I had about 3 hours of sleep last night thanks to stupid Irish boys.

Tommorow it starts at 11.00

First 500 tickets are free :cool:

Not sure on the Queuing.

I should of went today, Gasquet was there :mad:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-05-2010, 11:21 PM
Ironic how he was sharing a practise court with Nishikori the hour before the draw came out!

Well yes as Jen said, I was at Queens today watching Richie practise. I had perfect timing because I figured, "oh there will be a change of players at about 3pm" so I went down to the main practise courts and first saw Benneteau arriving. So I was focusing on him hitting for a couple of minutes and then suddenly realised that Richard was up the other end of the court and I hadn't noticed or seen him arrive at all! Then came the really silly part- I was so overwhelmed to see him back on grass that I got all choked up and almost felt like crying, so I sat down below the court level to compose myself. :lol: So many emotions just to see him back on grass you can't imagine, there was times last year I couldn't imagine seeing him at Queens again so soon.

Anyway, emotion aside, he hit for about an hour. They were just going through standard drills, groundstrokes, volleying, smashes and serve but of course when Richard is doing it, it is always more fun. He was there with just Markus and they were talking mostly in french (but I really struggle with Markus' French LOL). Anyway, it was a fairly laid-back session but he was definitely working hard! I have positive feelings from watching him practise.

For hair police, hair was looking amazing (you can see some pics at my Twitter http://twitter.com/pfboa). I have a lot more pics to come but you will all have to be patient with me uploading during the tournament.

Anyway, after the hour was done he thanked Julien for the practise and they chatted for a while, with Courteau and Markus. Then Julien left and Richard and Markus found a corner of the practise court and they spent about 30mins during footwork drills, running from side to side and getting into position for the ball. This was interesting to watch. One funny/cute moment was when Markus said "and now this one is a MP!" and that was when they ended the practise. :awww:

Then, of course I wanted to talk with Richard but I had so many things going round in my head that I wanted to say and I was also worrying about coming across as "crazy" fan instead of "caring" fan! :lol: So in the end I totally choked up and just wished him "bonne chance" and he smiled and said "Merci". If I see him again, I promise I'm going to say something more than that but today I was just too overwhelmed for so many reasons. Seeing him at RG was great but seeing him back on grass was just an indescribable feeling!

Cloudygirl
06-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Are you going again tomorrow?

Am very jealous are you there all week? I'm working so if I don't go tomorrow won't have a chance to see tennis until Wimby.

Am liking the sound of the drills etc. Richard on grass is :hearts::hearts:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Are you going again tomorrow?

Am very jealous are you there all week? I'm working so if I don't go tomorrow won't have a chance to see tennis until Wimby.

I might be there tomorrow yes and yes, probably until Friday (unless good things happen and he makes semis/final). This is my last summer as a student so I'm making the most of it! :lol:

Cloudygirl
06-05-2010, 11:39 PM
Are the grounds open all day tomorrow? I know there is only one qually match on each court tomorrow.

Not worth me going unless it's open all day as it's a 3/4 hour round trip for me.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-05-2010, 11:43 PM
Are the grounds open all day tomorrow? I know there is only one qually match on each court tomorrow.

Not worth me going unless it's open all day as it's a 3/4 hour round trip for me.

They definitely keep them open later than when the matches finish but I wouldn't say "all day". Usually on a Sunday they finish at around 4-5pm. When I say finish, I mean telling people to leave.

I'm so glad it's only a 40 min journey for me but I did do a 7 hour round trip to go to Nottingham CH on Thursday!

Cloudygirl
06-05-2010, 11:59 PM
I would have gone to Nottingham if I hadn't been on holiday. I might well go tomorrow then. I can deal with 4/5 pm.

Also Tursunov, Mahut and Dancevic are playing tomorrow so def not a wash out even if I don't see Richard.

Is there much of a queue to get in or is it just a case of turning up. My train won't get in much before 11 if I do go.

silverwhite
06-06-2010, 12:19 AM
Oh no. I like Kei :(

Nishikori just played his first match in months , and lost .

He won 2 clay challengers and a round in Paris :confused:

Cloudygirl
06-06-2010, 12:30 AM
Also didn't he give Rafa a good match in Queens 08. Not an easy job for Richie at all imo. Kei is on the comeback trail too.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-06-2010, 12:42 AM
I don't like that it's against Kei either, silverwhite. One of my fave players in the draw.
I would have gone to Nottingham if I hadn't been on holiday. I might well go tomorrow then. I can deal with 4/5 pm.

Also Tursunov, Mahut and Dancevic are playing tomorrow so def not a wash out even if I don't see Richard.

Is there much of a queue to get in or is it just a case of turning up. My train won't get in much before 11 if I do go.

Nooo, no queuing involved, just turn up and you can get in fine. Hope you can make it. Qualies line-up is nice indeed.

Cloudygirl
06-06-2010, 12:47 AM
well if you spot someone staring intently at Richard's backhand at his practice tomorrow then it might be me ;)

Cloudygirl
06-06-2010, 06:07 AM
:o much as I love him, I woke up an hour ago and decided that the opportunity to sleep more won (plus the trains don't start from home today until 10am so I would have had to drive part way there). I'm getting old and am way too tired from my holiday. :o:o:o

Puschkin
06-06-2010, 01:03 PM
I had so many things going round in my head that I wanted to say and I was also worrying about coming across as "crazy" fan instead of "caring" fan! :lol: So in the end I totally choked up and just wished him "bonne chance" and he smiled and said "Merci". If I see him again, I promise I'm going to say something more than that but today I was just too overwhelmed for so many reasons. Seeing him at RG was great but seeing him back on grass was just an indescribable feeling!

I perfectly understand that. Many thanks for your lovely report and "bonne chance" next time. ;)

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 02:21 PM
I saw Richie practsing today with G.Monfils

He was hitting his Ground stokes, volleying and Serving

Then he and Monfils played a little match which ended 2-2 after that he had finished his session.

I said to him "You have the best Single Handed-Back Hand" and he replied "Thank you"
Then my friend said "Please win this Tournament" and he replied "I will try"

I also got a Photo with him :)

Cloudygirl
06-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Not the right place to ask but how did Gael's game look?

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 02:44 PM
Not the right place to ask but how did Gael's game look?

He actually looked good just like Richie.

Could be a craker of a 3rd Round if they both do play.

Gasquet hit 1 great BH down the line :cool:

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 03:17 PM
Gasquet is 3rd on the Centre Court tommorow (Monday)

Play starts at 12.30.

OOP: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/311/op.pdf

PinkFeatherBoa
06-06-2010, 05:04 PM
I saw Richie practsing today with G.Monfils

He was hitting his Ground stokes, volleying and Serving

Then he and Monfils played a little match which ended 2-2 after that he had finished his session.

I said to him "You have the best Single Handed-Back Hand" and he replied "Thank you"
Then my friend said "Please win this Tournament" and he replied "I will try"

I also got a Photo with him :)

Awww you were there too? You probably saw me then. :p I'm the one with the scary big camera haha. Cool you got a picture with him and cute story.

Yeah I was impressed with both of them during this practise really. When they were playing the proper points, it was impressive to watch and that BH DTL hit was an absolute beauty! Richard's serve also looked impressive today, when he was really hitting through it, it was making a wonderful 'pop' sound. I always think it's a good sign when his serve looks good, which is why I'm noting it, so now I'm really excited for this tournament to start.

I didn't attempt to speak with Richie today because I was at the far end of the court from where the players exit but I did speak to Gael who was lovely as ever. :)

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Awww you were there too? You probably saw me then. :p I'm the one with the scary big camera haha. Cool you got a picture with him and cute story.

Yeah I was impressed with both of them during this practise really. When they were playing the proper points, it was impressive to watch and that BH DTL hit was an absolute beauty! Richard's serve also looked impressive today, when he was really hitting through it, it was making a wonderful 'pop' sound. I always think it's a good sign when his serve looks good, which is why I'm noting it, so now I'm really excited for this tournament to start.

I didn't attempt to speak with Richie today because I was at the far end of the court from where the players exit but I did speak to Gael who was lovely as ever. :)

Cool :cool:

I think I may of have, saw a few people with big Camera's :)

You may of seen me, I was wearing the Purple Adidas Jumper?

It was great watching him today, it will be even better tommorow.

Did u see Monfils's brother?
Did u hear when those girls from the House's outside the Queens Club were shouting "Come on Andy"

reggie1
06-06-2010, 06:58 PM
Oh Immran and Jen, I am so pleased that you both got to see him. Now, reports on eye colour and height please :lol: Is he 6 foot 1? Are they eyes green or hazel, everyone who has seen him usually has differing opinions.

Cloudygirl
06-06-2010, 07:02 PM
yes and how good is his current hair cut and was there any sign of any caps also any sign of any hair thinning ;). Thanks Vicky for re-focusing me on the essentials can't believe I forgot to ask.

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 07:07 PM
LoooL

I think he around 6 foot.

Eye colour, not to sure, I wasn't concentrating to much on the eyes :lol:

I like his new hair-cut, it suits him :cool:

ALLEZ GASQUET!

Schu
06-06-2010, 07:16 PM
NEW Hair cut? (Hair Police perks up over here :)).

Thanks guys for all the news and how lucky you are to see him in person.

REALLY looking forward to the next few weeks but have to remember not to get my hopes up too much.

Hope there is a live stream for Queens?

ImmzB
06-06-2010, 07:21 PM
Hope there is a live stream for Queens?

There will be a defiantly a Live Stream

PinkFeatherBoa
06-06-2010, 11:23 PM
Cool :cool:

I think I may of have, saw a few people with big Camera's :)

You may of seen me, I was wearing the Purple Adidas Jumper?

It was great watching him today, it will be even better tommorow.

Did u see Monfils's brother?
Did u hear when those girls from the House's outside the Queens Club were shouting "Come on Andy"

Maybe, I don't remember too many people I saw actually. Too distracted by Gasquet. We should have "Gasquetaires" badges or something so we can find each other. ;)

I didn't see Gael's brother, no! Where was he?

Yeah, that was funny and yes, tomorrow the real tournament begins, can't wait. (trying to hold back expectations really).


Oh Immran and Jen, I am so pleased that you both got to see him. Now, reports on eye colour and height please :lol: Is he 6 foot 1? Are they eyes green or hazel, everyone who has seen him usually has differing opinions.

Eyes are more green than brown but a mixture of both, I think.
I think he is about 6ft, 6ft 1 isn't that unrealistic an estimate though.

scmom
06-07-2010, 12:03 AM
so glad you are getting to see him in person. Enjoying your reports and looking forward to any photos you may be able to share .
Good luck tomorrow to Richard , and enjoy the event

I see the eye color , height debate rages on
I maintain the eyes are hazel ( a mix of green and brown that changes depending on what he wears ) and his height is closer to 6 feet than anything above that .
He is looking extremely fit since he has started his work with Gabriel Markus though !

Naina
06-07-2010, 10:48 AM
Jen your pictures are absolute beauties :inlove: thanks a million.
And great stories. Have fun at the tournament :D

tennisc
06-07-2010, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the reports. You are lucky to be able to see him in person and talk to him! Hope he has a wonderful tournament and wins a lot of matches, all of them, actually!
Don't know about the rest of you, but I am really happy that Rafa won RG again. He's been through so much with injuries and family problems, it was nice to see him win again. I'll always remember how he supported Richard last year.

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 03:06 PM
Gasquet takes the 1st Set 6-3 :)

case
06-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Gasquet takes the 1st Set 6-3 :)

:wavey: you still here? gasquet breaks! kei is good - havent seen him play before

Puschkin
06-07-2010, 03:26 PM
I only came home at the start of the second set, my feelings: good signs, but still some adaptation needed for grass.

case
06-07-2010, 03:36 PM
gasquet does look a little clumsy.that should end with some more grass time.

reggie1
06-07-2010, 03:39 PM
It must be very humid there as both players seem to be feeling the heat. I feel the same as you Puschkin, mainly good but the forehand seems to look more vulnerable on grass and his movement's not so good but it must take time to adapt. I'm just so pleased to see him at Queens!
I can't get used to the blue around the stadium, needs to be Stella Artois red to feel like Queens :lol:

case
06-07-2010, 03:47 PM
gasquet has been a little lucky (for a change) today
still he has been digging in when things go wrong- which is a good sign for him

reggie1
06-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Job done!

Puschkin
06-07-2010, 03:58 PM
It must be very humid there as both players seem to be feeling the heat. I feel the same as you Puschkin, mainly good but the forehand seems to look more vulnerable on grass and his movement's not so good but it must take time to adapt.
he fell over twice, which is rather unusal, is it very slippery?

Serve was good today, particularly when it got tight.

Vlad1980
06-07-2010, 03:59 PM
Good enough. Serve helped him out of trouble at times. Some nice net play as well.

Davodus
06-07-2010, 04:00 PM
Just a solid opening match I think, good way to find his feet in match play on grass!

Gretchen.
06-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Yay, a win on grass. :dance:

Schu
06-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Yeah!

Just saw from 3-0 in the second. Was pleased to see he was up pretty easily but then played a shaky service game at 4-2 with the aid of a few good shots from Kei. However RIchard held his nerve and saved a few break points with smart, aggresive play to hold and then serve out. (Nice to say and see THAT).

He still needs to get his feel and movement on grass but he had already adapted the grass position on his service return. Amazing how much more aggressive his position is on grass.

Keep on rolling Richie.

tennisc
06-07-2010, 04:07 PM
Nice win, good to see him on grass again! I think everyone will have a little trouble adjusting to the green stuff. I was most impressed that he was able to save all those break points.

scmom
06-07-2010, 04:08 PM
good first win on grass - thanks for the reports of watching the play - love the fact that he is a bit more aggressive in his return stance !
I did not find a stream to watch any , but did manage to get the last game on a scoreboard
Hope to see more as the week progresses .

you mention both players slipping - was it wet from rain maybe? or just humid ?
I would think it takes a bit of time to adjust to the footing on grass.

Schu
06-07-2010, 04:14 PM
I did not find a stream to watch any , but did manage to get the last game on a scoreboard
Hope to see more as the week progresses .

livescorehunter.com has several streams to choose from - some that even we in the U.S. can get. Probably will be there all week and TTC will show starting from quarters - so we can see Richie on TV :D

GasquetFan
06-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Impressive for his first match on grass but as others have said bit shaky during parts... next up is Rajeev Ram. Very beatable. Allez! :D

scmom
06-07-2010, 04:58 PM
thanks ! I will try to find the stream that you suggested next match :)
I just have to sort out my mental block about European time differences.
for some reason , I figured that Richard's match would be long over before I woke this morning
so , I did not even turn on the computer
I was shocked to realize he was still on the court

next match is probably Wednesday ?

Cloudygirl
06-07-2010, 06:02 PM
he fell over twice, which is rather unusal, is it very slippery?

Serve was good today, particularly when it got tight.



It probably is quite slippery. We've had weird weather recently.

Naina
06-07-2010, 06:06 PM
He played well. Good Luck in the next match :D

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 06:23 PM
Allez Gasquet!

Played a good match, got it done in 2.

Next is R.Ram, Gasquet should easily win that, can't see Ram touching him.

Allez Gasquet :)

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 06:25 PM
If Gasquet is to play tommorow, he would not be on the Centre Court, BBC showed Centre Court's OOP for tommorow and it was Monfils, Murray, Roddick and Nadal's Doubles match.

Could be played on Court 1 or on Wednesday.

reggie1
06-07-2010, 07:19 PM
he fell over twice, which is rather unusal, is it very slippery?

Serve was good today, particularly when it got tight.

I would imagine it was. I live quite near to London and we had rain of biblical proportions yesterday!

Cloudygirl
06-07-2010, 07:22 PM
meh why isn't it on iplayer or eurosport yet :(

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 08:41 PM
Gasquet plays R.Ram in the 2nd Round.

Gasquet is 2nd on Court 9 on Tuesday.

Play starts at 12.30.

OOP: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/311/op.pdf

Cloudygirl
06-07-2010, 08:41 PM
Is court 9 even streamed :(

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 09:01 PM
Nope, no Streaming :(

I'm thinking on about going tommorow to Queens to watch Gasquet play... Court 9 is included in the Ground Pass.

Cloudygirl
06-07-2010, 09:05 PM
rain is forecast all day so I'm not sure he'll get on but I'd go if I was as near as you.

ImmzB
06-07-2010, 09:09 PM
rain is forecast all day so I'm not sure he'll get on but I'd go if I was as near as you.

Arrrrgh RAIN :mad: :mad:

Cloudygirl
06-07-2010, 10:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sqcps/Queens_2010_Day_One/

finally!!

Truc
06-08-2010, 07:24 AM
The BBC videos are not working abroad, unfortunately.

His reaction in L'Equipe:
« Un bon match, résumait-il. Sauver beaucoup de balles de break, ça fait du bien. » Depuis sa défaite éreintante face à Andy Murray au premier tour de Roland-Garros, le Biterrois n’a pas tiré sur la machine à l’entraînement. La faute à une douleur dorsale qui le tracassait encore le week-end dernier. « J’ai eu du mal à récupérer mais, heureusement, ça revient vite sur cette surface, où je n’ai pas joué depuis deux ans. (Il était suspendu l’an dernier à la même époque.) Service, retour, faut revenir à la base. »
He says it was a good match, it feels good to save a lot of BP. He hasn't trained much after the Muzza match in RG, his back was still bothering him last week-end, it was tough to recover. But luckily his game "comes back" fast on grass. Serve, return, back to the basics.

Puschkin
06-08-2010, 10:43 AM
His reaction in L'Equipe.
Thanks, not much to add. :)

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 10:56 AM
The BBC videos are not working abroad, unfortunately.

Yeah, iPLAYER is only for UK viewers

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 02:13 PM
Did you come Imran?

I'm at his match now, he just came on court. Will try to update if the wifi continues working!

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Btw he is all in White, no checks, no cap. Ram won toss and chose to receive.

case
06-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Did you come Imran?

I'm at his match now, he just came on court. Will try to update if the wifi continues working!

that would be great. thanks! dont think there is a feed for this...

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 02:20 PM
Fuck raining!!

case
06-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Fuck raining!!

lol well that says it all:D

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Did you come Imran?

I'm at his match now, he just came on court. Will try to update if the wifi continues working!

I was hesitating on coming or not because of the Rain and I decided not to come, biggest regret :mad: :mad:

I'm still thinking about coming :confused:
Bit 2 late now...

It's raining now...

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 02:29 PM
How far do you have to travel to get here? I think he should be able to play today hopefully. The rain just keeps blowing over and there are a lot of whiter clouds overhead, not too far away.

:lol: This updating thing was good while it lasted huh! Damn heavy rain now. Oh well, I got to see almost a full warmup- haha!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 02:35 PM
How far do you have to travel to get here? I think he should be able to play today hopefully. The rain just keeps blowing over and there are a lot of whiter clouds overhead, not too far away.

:lol: This updating thing was good while it lasted huh! Damn heavy rain now. Oh well, I got to see almost a full warmup- haha!

It's about 10-12 Minutes on the Train.

I wouldn't mind if the Rain keeps coming and he play's tommorow :confused: but that would be harsh on you with u being there right now.

Oh it's heavy now, how long do u think the rain will last?

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 02:40 PM
A long time of rain for now. White cloud buggered off but it's supposed to be dry around 7pm, last time I read a forecast.

If you're that close, then I suggest if the rain keeps falling for acouple of hours, maybe come here after 5.30pm because then the ground passes are half price. If the rain stops that is! :p Starting rain-dancing everyone.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 03:11 PM
SUNSHINE and front row for Richie- what could be better. Allez!!!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 03:15 PM
SUNSHINE and front row for Richie- what could be better. Allez!!!

I guess nothing...esp with that BH :cool:

case
06-08-2010, 03:17 PM
any word when play will resume? i will have to go soon...

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Should be soon, rain has stopped.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Covers still on Court 9... They're really slow at getting started here. At least 10/15 mins I'd say.

They cleared the practise courts already :lol: but 9 and 10 are still covered so a wait for action yet.

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Covers still on Court 9... They're really slow at getting started here. At least 10/15 mins I'd say.

They cleared the practise courts already :lol: but 9 and 10 are still coveted so a wait for action yet.

They still have taken the covers off :mad: :mad:

Allez Gasquet!! :cool:

Is the Stadium packed?

scmom
06-08-2010, 03:32 PM
thanks for the onsite updates
the scoreboard is SOOO not satisfying
but looks like Monfils is playing again
they had the Richard / Ram match on the board - then mysteriously - it disappeared
Hopefully no injury or walkover
would hate for your front row seat to go to waste

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Still not started :(

Vlad1980
06-08-2010, 03:55 PM
Are they planning to start Richard's match or not? How sunny does it need to be?

It also says they are playing on court 3?

marina36
06-08-2010, 03:59 PM
The match is on the scoreboard now... it will start soon I think...

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 04:09 PM
All the linespeople/ballkids are here but still no players. Annoying.

Yes, it is starting to fill up now they are almost resuming. Apparently you need a lot of patience here and with the forecast for the next few days you'd think they'd want to get it started fast!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:10 PM
All the linespeople/ballkids are here but still no players. Annoying.

Yes, it is starting to fill up now they are almost resuming. Apparently you need a lot of patience here and with the forecast for the next few days you'd think they'd want to get it started fast!

Cool :)

Thanks.

Come on Gasquet!!

Schu
06-08-2010, 04:22 PM
Waiting for it to rain again?

Geeze Murray and whoever will be finished first set before they get going.

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:24 PM
Play started, 15-15

icecastle
06-08-2010, 04:24 PM
all the other courts have started playing already, i wonder whats keeping Richards match

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:26 PM
R.Gasquet 1-0* R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:28 PM
R.Gasquet *1-1 R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:30 PM
R.Gasquet 2-1* R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:33 PM
R.Gasquet *2-2 R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:35 PM
R.Gasquet 3-2* R.Ram

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 04:36 PM
Serve dominated so far..does have good aggressive stance.

Schu
06-08-2010, 04:36 PM
Games going really fast- looks like it's just a bunch of big serves or serve/volley winners. Hope Richie can keep up the good serving 71% first serves, but Ram up there too.

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:38 PM
R.Gasquet *4-2 R.Ram

Gasquet Breaks! :)

Schu
06-08-2010, 04:39 PM
And the break for RIchie!

just bomb a few more serves in and set one will be in the bag. I'll settle for just KEEP your FOCUS RIchie.

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:40 PM
R.Gasquet 5-2* R.Ram

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2010, 04:41 PM
Omg BH is on fire and we also had a beautiful dropshot. Bringing out the variety now!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:44 PM
R.Gasquet *5-3 R.Ram

Gasquet 2 Serve 4 The 1st Set!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:46 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 0-0* R.Ram

Gasquet Takes The 1st Set! :)

icecastle
06-08-2010, 04:48 PM
Omg BH is on fire and we also had a beautiful dropshot. Bringing out the variety now!

Please cheer Richard for us too! Have fun watching!:D

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:49 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *0-1 R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:51 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 1-1* R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 04:57 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *1-2 R.Ram

Gasquet Misses 2 BP

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:01 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 2-2* R.Ram

Gasquet Saves 2 BP

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:02 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *2-3 R.Ram

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:06 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 3-3* R.Ram

Cloudygirl
06-08-2010, 05:16 PM
yell at him to hurry up and win please. ;)

Schu
06-08-2010, 05:17 PM
Enough with the aces already Ram.

Time for Ram to get the stiff arm on his service game

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:20 PM
R.Gasquet 6-3 *6-5 R.Ram

Gasquet Breaks! :)

Schu
06-08-2010, 05:21 PM
Enough with the aces already Ram.

Time for Ram to get the stiff arm on his service game

AS I said, Richie breaks at 5-5! now serve it out.

Cloudygirl
06-08-2010, 05:21 PM
did Richie just break?

Richie has actually won less points at the moment ;)

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:23 PM
2nd Round Result

Richard Gasquet 6-3 7-5 Rajeev Ram

icecastle
06-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Richie won! yay! :bounce:

Cloudygirl
06-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Hooray we like straight set victories. So how good did he look, anyone at the match?

Jozie
06-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Against an onslaught of Aces.... Well done Richard! :yeah:

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:25 PM
So how good did he look, anyone at the match?

Jenny is.

Schu
06-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Held his ground against the ace machine. Good job. Amazing what a little confidence can do.

Cloudygirl
06-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Jenny am waiting for your match report :)

Vlad1980
06-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Well done beating 2009 Newport champ! Ram must be decent on grass. Monfils lost so Rainer is next. Very winnable of course.

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:33 PM
Well done Gasquet!!

Through to the 3rd Round!!

Ram Served well in the 2nd, hitting 9 ACES but Gasquet got the Break in the 11th game.

ALLLEZ GASQUET!!

ImmzB
06-08-2010, 05:41 PM
R.Gasquet next faces R.Schuettler in the 3rd Round.

Vlad1980
06-08-2010, 07:09 PM
Roddick is in scary good form. If Richard gets passed Rainer, he better be in his best form to challenge him.

Cloudygirl
06-08-2010, 07:49 PM
I didn't think Roddick looked amazing

Schu
06-08-2010, 09:15 PM
Hard to tell how well Roddick played, his opponent really didn't have much. One match does not make scary good form, at least not yet.

Richie not on OOP for Wednesday, so Gasquet v. Schuettler on Thursday.
Also hard to tell how well Schuettler played cuz Monfils just didn't have much of a clue about playing on grass. Schuettler is a nice grass player but Richie is nicer...

~*BGT*~
06-08-2010, 09:35 PM
I haven't yet posted during the tournament but I have followed his two last matches and even watched the last few games of the Nishikori match. He is looking great :) Too bad he possibly has to play Andy Roddick the round after next. I can't decide who I want to win more. I already said I'd never pull against Andy again after their Brisbane match but they BOTH need to do really well here. :sobbing:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2010, 12:38 AM
OK sorry I have a little bit of a "report" of the match from today but since I'm tired it will probably be not so useful. If you have anything specific you want to know about the match, feel free to ask questions of course. :p

Well as I said it started out very serve dominated until 3-2. Then of course Richie broke, Ram did DF to hand him the BP but it was a gorgeous BH return off Ram's 1st serve where he stepped up the court to hit it (that was the BP winner). Next service game was full of BH winners (1 crosscourt I think) and also the dropshot I mentioned previously. At this point he was being very aggressive and he closed out the set fairly comfortably.
For a lot of the 2nd set he wasn't get much joy on the return as Ram was really serving well, wasn't so much Richard returning badly, although he did tend to "let games go" a little on Ram's serve when he lead 40-0. But this was ok, as he was holding fairly comfortably most of the time (I remember a loose service game but he wasn't really in danger of being broken- it was more a case of his own errors then). They exchanged in a lot of BH to BH rallys particularly in this set. I don't know what Ram was thinking hitting to the BH because it was great today and the FH had been loose on a couple of big points. Generally though on the occasions that the FH was on display (really not so often, thanks Ram!) he was hitting it quite deep and being aggressive with it and he did hit a really nice FH winner DTL in this set.
Anyway, after what seemed like a million ace full service games from Ram (:lol:), at 5-5 Richie's patience was finally rewarded and he took a few good slices on the return and managed to get the break. Good news is it was nice aggressive play that won him the break (and I think the FH I mentioned was in this game). Then of course, there was no looking back and he served it out.

Movement looked decent but then it seems like he makes the transistion really well to this surface. I haven't seen the Nishikori match yet so I can't compare but his form today was definitely good, bar the returning "problems" but he was going about it the right way and Ram did serve well.

I took a few "action" pics too, will post them when I can (and still have Monfils practise to come). Ooh something I forgot to mention about that was the cute moment when they were playing the practise set and Markus was standing behind him actively encouraging to the point of cheerleader- yes, I saw him go "Allez" and make a c'mon fist! I have a picture of this to come. I really like the relationship with Markus, looks promising. Oh and also I think that French TV were filming some of this practise, maybe for the 'Mousquetaires' documentary.
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OK, I think that's everything for now, questions welcomed. Allez Richard, continue.

~*BGT*~
06-09-2010, 01:54 AM
Did you take pictures of his ass?

























:lol:

ImmzB
06-09-2010, 12:14 PM
Gasquet is 8 Withdrawls away to getting into Eastbourne.

Not so keen on him playing, he did ask for the Wild-Card which was declined, so he want's to play there.

Or 2 Wins away from getting a SE for Eastbourne.

Gretchen.
06-09-2010, 01:24 PM
Did you take pictures of his ass?




:lol:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Oh that gave me a good laugh.

reggie1
06-09-2010, 02:53 PM
You just can't help yourself Dani :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2010, 03:59 PM
LOL Danielle but actually I do have a great picture of his ass in action (even if it wasn't intentional :angel:). I'll post it later.

GasquetFan
06-09-2010, 04:37 PM
LOL Danielle but actually I do have a great picture of his ass in action (even if it wasn't intentional :angel:). I'll post it later.

*waits patiently*
:angel:

Schu
06-09-2010, 05:27 PM
Dani - just asking the question on everyone's mind.

Ayane posted a few ass in action photos in the photo thread (I'm sure they were not taken for the express purpose of highlighting one of his best ASSets :angel:, but they do a pretty good job).

Thanks mucho for the report, hope you enjoyed the day - lucky you.

Puschkin
06-09-2010, 06:36 PM
OK, I think that's everything for now, questions welcomed. Allez Richard, continue.

Did you talk to him again? How is his body language?

Cloudygirl
06-09-2010, 06:40 PM
yup pictures of Mr Gasquet's best asset (I'm referring to his backhand of course :angel::angel:) are muchly appreciated.


Was the practise set with Monfils and who won?

ImmzB
06-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Was the practise set with Monfils and who won?

It finished 2 games all.

ImmzB
06-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Gasquet is 3rd on Court 1 tommorow (Thursday)

Play starts at 12.30.

OOP: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/311/op.pdf

Schu
06-09-2010, 08:53 PM
Gasquet v. Schuttler - 3rd on Court One - no live stream :(

WIth only four singles matches scheduled for Center Court and the four top seeds left in the tourney I didn't think he had a chance of being on the TV Court but I suspect the Gasquet- Schuttler match will be a MUCH better grass court match than any of the scheduled Center court matches. Well guess we'll just have to wait till the quarters to SEE him play again.

Everytime I think about the fact that we basically can see Richie perform his grass court magic for at most 3 tournamnets a year I get :mad::mad:

EDIT - Immz One day I'm gonna beat you at posting the schedule, you are too fast :)

ImmzB
06-09-2010, 08:54 PM
His match won't be on TV :(

Cloudygirl
06-09-2010, 09:00 PM
all of the matches on court 1 are better potentially as grass court matches than the ones on centre.

ImmzB
06-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Scoreboard will have to do :)

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2010, 11:39 PM
Did you talk to him again? How is his body language?

No, I haven't had a chance to talk to him again since I haven't seen any of his practises since Sunday. It has become harder to watch practise since the weather has been bad, the practise sessions have been very random in timing. When I went on Tuesday the practise courts were covered until nearly 2pm because of the rain problems. I hope I do get another chance to speak to him but maybe if not at Queens, I will at Wimbledon.

His body language during the match was good I felt, particularly in the 2nd set. Ram was bombing down the aces and big serves but I felt for the most part he wasn't getting discouraged and he looked pretty patient and waited for his chances well, which he then got at 5-5 and duly took with aggressive play. He was also pumping himself up on quite a few occasions for a match that lasted less than an hour, there were fistpumps when he played the great game to break in the 1st set and also a lot of positive fistpumps and body language at the end of the 2nd set.
Here he is after breaking in the 2nd set:
http://web5.twitpic.com/img/113176407-8a55f29a327f49e55670afe405689648.4c1023f8-scaled.jpg

all of the matches on court 1 are better potentially as grass court matches than the ones on centre.

I'm sorry for you all but delighted since I bought a Court 1 ticket in advance and I got all the better matches to watch. I shall cheer him on for everyone here, of course (weather permitting since I have to leave early tomorrow so hope not too much rain!).

Cloudygirl
06-09-2010, 11:49 PM
Doesn't he look slim now. Looks far fitter imo.

If you are cheering him on for me, make sure you yell abuse at him if he stops concentrating. ;) It needs to be an accurate representation of how I cheer him at home ;)

I would love to see Llodra on grass as well.

Puschkin
06-10-2010, 05:20 AM
I suspect the Gasquet- Schuttler match will be a MUCH better grass court match than any of the scheduled Center court matches. :)
This is maybe an exaggeration, but all decent volleyers (Lopez, Llodra and Richard) are on court 1. :rolleyes: With this kind ov TV coverage people will forget how a proper volley is played.


He was also pumping himself up on quite a few occasions for a match that lasted less than an hour, there were fistpumps when he played the great game to break in the 1st set and also a lot of positive fistpumps and body language at the end of the 2nd set.
That is great to hear and thanks for your impressions, but the pic won't open! :o

icecastle
06-10-2010, 06:58 AM
I'm sorry for you all but delighted since I bought a Court 1 ticket in advance and I got all the better matches to watch. I shall cheer him on for everyone here, of course (weather permitting since I have to leave early tomorrow so hope not too much rain!).

Have fun watching! I hope you get to talk to Richie today. :)

ImmzB
06-10-2010, 09:31 AM
The Video is not working for me :(

GasquetFan
06-10-2010, 09:44 AM
:wavey:

Just a quick head's up that Richard will be featured on the next episode of "ATP World Tour Uncovered." For the Australians it's 6:30pm Thursday nights on ONE HD, not sure about the other countries but hopefully it'll end up on YouTube or the ATP site.

ImmzB
06-10-2010, 10:12 AM
ATP Tour Uncovered is coming today for the UK Viewers at 21.00 on Sky Sports 1

Is today's episode the one with M.Ancic coming on?

GasquetFan
06-10-2010, 10:32 AM
ATP Tour Uncovered is coming today for the UK Viewers at 21.00 on Sky Sports 1

Is today's episode the one with M.Ancic coming on?

Yeah, the one I saw today was with Mario. Richard next week.

ImmzB
06-10-2010, 10:36 AM
Yeah, the one I saw today was with Mario. Richard next week.

Cool :)

hollabee
06-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Richard Gasquet has been forced to withdraw with a back injury. Rainer Schuettler gets a walkover into the quarterfinals. - From the Aegon Champs twitter :sad: Poor Richard.

Puschkin
06-10-2010, 12:02 PM
Oh no! Not now during the grass season! :crying2:

GasquetFan
06-10-2010, 12:02 PM
Richard Gasquet has been forced to withdraw with a back injury. Rainer Schuettler gets a walkover into the quarterfinals. - From the Aegon Champs twitter :sad: Poor Richard.

What! Nooooooooooooooooooo!! :sad:

Davodus
06-10-2010, 12:04 PM
Hopefully it's not too bad and he just wants to be okay for Wimbledon :unsure:

tennisc
06-10-2010, 01:00 PM
Oh no!!! I was really hoping he would go far at Queens. I just hope it is a precaution and it's not that bad. Better to rest up some for Wimbledon instead of making it worse. Only he knows how bad he feels.
Ooh...I feel like crying right now.

teem
06-10-2010, 02:13 PM
and roddick loose ! the draw was open for richard
too bad
all frenchies have bad moments !

GasquetGulbis
06-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Darn, now that Roddicks out I think that Gasquet could've gone all the way to the finals.

reggie1
06-10-2010, 02:55 PM
This is just awful bad luck, I too hope that it's more of a precautionary move to protect his chances at Wimbledon 

Gretchen.
06-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Bollocks! :(

PinkFeatherBoa
06-10-2010, 03:05 PM
:sad: It is not really raining, those are my tears falling! Gutted.

Drama over, I just hope he will be ok for Wimbledon. Grass season is too fleeting for this to happen now!

ImmzB
06-10-2010, 03:20 PM
:(

He had a great chance of going far in this tournament!

Hope he's all ready and fit for Wimbledon!

~*BGT*~
06-10-2010, 03:49 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Oh that gave me a good laugh.

You just can't help yourself Dani :lol:

LOL Danielle but actually I do have a great picture of his ass in action (even if it wasn't intentional :angel:). I'll post it later.

Dani - just asking the question on everyone's mind.

Ayane posted a few ass in action photos in the photo thread (I'm sure they were not taken for the express purpose of highlighting one of his best ASSets :angel:, but they do a pretty good job).

Thanks mucho for the report, hope you enjoyed the day - lucky you.

:p

Just heard the news. Richard and his injuries are really infuriating. I know he can't help it, but I want him to be well :tears:

Schu
06-10-2010, 03:51 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

Can his luck get any worse! With Roddick out, he had a great chance. He was proabably just getting his feel on grass after 2 matches - that's not really enough to get him ready for Wimbledon.

I'm :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry: