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On The US Open 2010 Road

soulage
07-22-2010, 05:57 PM
I open the 2010 US hardcourt subject :angel:

It looks like Arno won't enter LA directly no withdrawal until now and still 4 spots from the MD. If he hasn't change his road plan to play again on german clay :lol: he will have to play the qualies there. It's only 250 qualies but the level could be quite high for this kind of tournament with players like Tursunov, Gilles Muller, Kzvin Anderson :help: well it does't sound very easy for a come back after a break of one month :scratch: On the official facebook we learn that he entered the doubles with Erlich :)http://www.facebook.com/FarmersClassic#!/notes/farmers-classic/doubles-field-overview-2010-farmers-classic-presented-by-mercedes-benz/120756347970672 We'll have to wait the draw to see what he has decided.

Then it will be Washington where he's first alternate, the qualies of the two Masters 1000 and New Haven and of course NY. Big programme, let's see what will happen now :cool:

soulage
07-24-2010, 09:05 AM
Finally he missed the MD for one spot, not lucky this time Arno and as expected the qualy draw is really good for a 250 http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/423/qs.pdf . He draws Smyczek who beats him last year at the US Open and who improved since so already tough for a first match and then in second round it should be Nishikori :rolleyes: and then Bogdanovic so he has some chances to stay out of the MD :lol: Well, maybe only a week of train in LA :devil: and playing the doubles could help him to prepare for Washington where he made the MD.

Yesterday he was training on the Grandstand with strange socks :lol: pic by the farmers twitter

http://images4.hiboox.com/images/2910/fda0541020faeb928229ed218a8d3b34.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/sport/134443524,fda0541020faeb928229ed218a8d3b34.jpg.htm l)

Via
07-24-2010, 04:21 PM
poor guy, not much of a summer holiday for him, except for the mediterranean cruise :lol:

the suntan is not bad however :D

Marine
07-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Socks are which I noticed at first soulage :lol:
(effet retro souhaité peut-être lol)

soulage
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
63/26/46 I listened a bit the live coverage on radiotennis at the beginning of the match then stop because tennis on radio that's not great :lol:

As the qualifying matches are played on the sycamore courts at UCLA who looks more like pratice courts and as people walk around the venue and on a small hill next the courts Arno was really annoyed and argued a lot about that situation :lol: . I also heard a french man who was cheering for Arno, i don't know if it was a coach or a friend or a fan as i had only the sound :p

Well, it was surely tough for him to stay concentrated on that venue and he had big problems with his serve with low pourcentage :eek:, DF and many BP to defend which seems quite normal for his first matches after a long break but it was really poor :devil:. He needs to find some rythm and a decent serve and playing some doubles matches could help to be ready for Washinghton. There is a lot of works to do on his game even if the fighting seems there as he played long time under the sun and had some long games which lasted more than 10 minutes.

We'll hope that losing again against a low ranked guy and in a first qualifying round :drink: will not depressed him and that he will feel better during next matches as it's a long season until US Open and that he needs confidence.

Some comments on some twitter and some pics of Arno and the venue.

Clement is not built for quallies anymore. His diva attitude is in full force & he self-destructed in the 2nd set.

0-40 and decided then to argue with ump. Forehand long & Clement out in 3. Can't say I'm surprised.

http://twitter.com/Journey_Woman

http://c0013434.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_210fb07
http://tweetphoto.com/34667271

Is this Lacoste outfit? I'm not a big fan.

http://web3.twitpic.com/img/134851537-55a05e231983c591d0bd52bf1bace2a9.4c4b4640-scaled.jpg
http://twitpic.com/28ac41

Lesliem
07-24-2010, 09:13 PM
Thanks :)

I know that anything can bother him on the court but i don't understand why people are so harsh with him "He acts like a diva...blablabla". I think a tennis court should be quiet and not always with people talking, walking around, eating or whatever ! I can understand him for that - it's normal to be annoyed by the noise when you need to concentrate.

I hope it will be better in doubles - he has a very good partner and they should be seeded

I agree with you about the shirt (beurk lol). I can't say which is the worst between this one and the red shirt of the beginning of the year :devil:

Marine
07-24-2010, 09:24 PM
I'm a fan of arnaud since 2001 and I do understand why people are harsh with him ! He deserves these comments, sorry :o
If only one day, someone in the crowd could say him how stupid / bad educated he is when he behaves like that :rolleyes:

soulage
07-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Well, I'm Ok when i saw the venue that Arno is no more built for this kind of qualies matches. When it's play on the same site than the tournament it's OK but here that's maybe too much for him. It doesn't look very exciting en cage avec les grillages :lol: and for the noise there was surely not a lot of people but they were walking and arno was saying seat down :lol: The LA qualies are not for him :lol: , it's a pratice place. And he was surely more nervous because of his level.

For the doubles he will need of a serve :lol: but it can be a good pratice if he can play some matches. I will try to find the Lacoste outfit for US Harcourt because this during one month :help:

Lesliem
07-24-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm a fan of arnaud since 2001 and I do understand why people are harsh with him ! He deserves these comments, sorry :o
If only one day, someone in the crowd could say him how stupid / bad educated he is when he behaves like that :rolleyes:
Yeah for some of his reactions I agree but not when he's complaining about people making noise on the stands (when they really make noise of course Lol). When you are watching a tennis match you should respect the players (silence between points ect..) - the lack of education is also for these people.

Marine
07-24-2010, 09:55 PM
En même temps, il lui faut pas grand chose pour se déconcentrer...une mouche qui vole dans les tribunes, y'a que lui pour la voir :lol:

soulage
07-24-2010, 10:09 PM
He's aware :lol: All the flash and all the movements he saw them and more when he lost :lol:

Sometimes his behaviour gives funny moments un peu vulgaire OK but funny when you're watching an annoying match :lol: We should try to make a video of all this acting behaviour like for Safin :lol:

Via
07-25-2010, 03:14 AM
ahhh yess a video would be nice.... safin's got one? lol

he hadn't played LA before or maybe not for many years. i think they call him diva because, well, us commoners play on such courts all the time, people walking around us talking laughing etc but somehow it doesn't bother us play. we even have to pay for using such courts :lol:

soulage
07-25-2010, 09:37 AM
He already plays LA but the qualies of LA :confused: With Jonathan they draw Vemic/Parrott http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/423/mdd.pdf

On this blog another pics of Arno http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/tennistoday/ He uses again his elbow protection so maybe a little pain :confused:

http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ee7a8438833013485ac0128970c-450wi

On this one we see the people on the hill who have annoyed Arno :lol: I think i regnonize Boris on the left with the black shirts. If the coach is here he will help him to work this week.

http://dailychuckle.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ee7a8438833013485ac02f7970c-450wi

soulage
07-26-2010, 09:47 AM
Smyczek beats easily Nishikori yesterday. Arno had a pratice session with Baghdatis yerterday and they play doubles today as last match in night session on center court.

As we sayed Arno can be a diva on courts :lol: I found this on a forum http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17596 , it's from a volunteer in LA. He can be a nice guy even after a loss :angel:

Got back to the hotel, picked up Clement and coach. Spoke to them at length and asked if he would do me a favor. Told him Scotty is a big fan and would he leave him a voice-mail. Clement said sure, called Scotty, got his voice mail and Clement left a very nice message for him thanking him for being a big fan. I'm sure Scotty will never delete that message.

And then saturday

A few minutes later, Clement and coach walk past me. As soon as Clement sees me, he starts sort of singing, "Scotty, Scotty, how is Scotty"? Even though he had just lost a match 6-4 in the third, you couldn't tell by the levity of the moment. In fact, it was the coach who gave me a thumbs-down signal letting me know Clement had lost.

Lesliem
07-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Arno singing to a fan after a loss, very impressive :eek: just a pity we don't have a video :haha:. He is adorable :)

(merci soulage pour toutes ces trouvailles :worship:)

Via
07-27-2010, 01:26 AM
i agree it's impressive :eek: he usually looks like going to a funeral, after a loss, any loss that i had witnessed in aus.

soulage
07-30-2010, 07:33 PM
I found the schedule of LA very strange as they played their first match on monday and their second match only today :rolleyes: The draw of Washington is alreday out and he will face Tipsarevic yes again :eek: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/418/mds.pdf

soulage
07-31-2010, 08:03 AM
A close loss 12-14 in the super tie-break i just read that they had big lead in the Match tie-break with 9-6 and 5 MP missed. The close losses are never great for confidence even in doubles :rolleyes: well he can go to Washington now to try to find the win.
GroundPass is covering the LA tournament and the other the guy said Arnaud was one of his favorite player and today we have a little interview. When the guy starts by saying him he's a superhero of tennis you can in the eyes of Arno that he found that guy crazy :lol: A big big fan this Marcus :) http://groundspass.net/

Via
08-01-2010, 02:23 AM
A close loss 12-14 in the super tie-break i just read that they had big lead in the Match tie-break with 9-6 and 5 MP missed. The close losses are never great for confidence even in doubles :rolleyes: well he can go to Washington now to try to find the win.
GroundPass is covering the LA tournament and the other the guy said Arnaud was one of his favorite player and today we have a little interview. When the guy starts by saying him he's a superhero of tennis you can in the eyes of Arno that he found that guy crazy :lol: A big big fan this Marcus :) http://groundspass.net/

:haha::haha:

:bowdown:

higherlaw
08-01-2010, 11:36 PM
:wavey: Hi! I'm alive!! :devil:

Apparently Arnaud will play his first match in Washington on Tuesday. My plan is to be there! I will post a match update and possibly some of my notorious blurry pictures!

Via
08-02-2010, 11:53 AM
:wavey: i can remember how i used to feel alive around tennis! lol

i can remember too that you missed arno the last time?... have fun!

higherlaw
08-02-2010, 02:08 PM
:wavey: i can remember how i used to feel alive around tennis! lol

i can remember too that you missed arno the last time?... have fun!

Actually he missed me! I was there. He was not.:haha:

Kezzi
08-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Haven't been online a lot lately, just on my phone, so I completely missed the thread. Already so much news in here! :worship:

I'm a fan of arnaud since 2001 and I do understand why people are harsh with him ! He deserves these comments, sorry :o
If only one day, someone in the crowd could say him how stupid / bad educated he is when he behaves like that :rolleyes:
Me and my sister are fans from 2001 too :D
And (as usual, lol) I don't understand, cause most of the time I agree with him. I'm as easily annoyed by people, especially when frustrated. :tape: :o :p I think it's better to behave badly on court and nice off court than the other way around. :)

Yeah for some of his reactions I agree but not when he's complaining about people making noise on the stands (when they really make noise of course Lol). When you are watching a tennis match you should respect the players (silence between points ect..) - the lack of education is also for these people.
:yeah:

Smyczek beats easily Nishikori yesterday. Arno had a pratice session with Baghdatis yerterday and they play doubles today as last match in night session on center court.

As we sayed Arno can be a diva on courts :lol: I found this on a forum http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17596 , it's from a volunteer in LA. He can be a nice guy even after a loss :angel:



And then saturday
Great story. :D He's the cutest. :worship:

:wavey: Hi! I'm alive!! :devil:

Apparently Arnaud will play his first match in Washington on Tuesday. My plan is to be there! I will post a match update and possibly some of my notorious blurry pictures!
Hi! :wavey: How are you? :)
Have fun in Washington! And your pics aren't blurry, I love them. :D

Actually he missed me! I was there. He was not.:haha:
:rolls:

Via
08-04-2010, 01:19 AM
Janko Tipsarevic def. Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-0

... only have the score here. when we get some reports, chances are we'll have another a discussion on our disagreement on his behaviour :devil: lol

soulage
08-04-2010, 07:12 AM
I read that he was 3-0 up in the first set so it means that then he lost 12 games to win 1 :help: It was a tough opponent but i didn't expect a big loss like that. His stats on serve are amazing 38% of first serve with 23% during second set :eek: Is his elbow painful or does he serve more crappy each day :rolleyes: I don't know if he will stay in the US all the month :lol: cos it must be long for him. If he lost early in Toronto maybe he could change his schedule.

A pic on that twitter http://tweetphoto.com/36657927 just before the match he was polite Via ;)

Arnaud Clement! Nearly walked right into him, but nice guy said 'Excuse Me' - w/ french accent of course

http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22f5b07

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Is it me or did Lacoste give him a shirt that's a size too large? :scratch: :p

Lesliem
08-04-2010, 08:39 AM
Big loss :eek: i'm afraid for him, he was playing like that with this low percentage of first serve when he was hurt last summer - maybe the elbow protection is not as efficient as it was. I hope I'm wrong I don't want him join Seb' too quickly :awww:

His smile is so cute on this pic :). I agree this shirt is really too large ! I saw that also on a pic with Erlich in L.A (on flickr).

Via
08-04-2010, 08:48 AM
I read that he was 3-0 up in the first set so it means that then he lost 12 games to win 1 :help: It was a tough opponent but i didn't expect a big loss like that. His stats on serve are amazing 38% of first serve with 23% during second set :eek: Is his elbow painful or does he serve more crappy each day :rolleyes: I don't know if he will stay in the US all the month :lol: cos it must be long for him. If he lost early in Toronto maybe he could change his schedule.

A pic on that twitter http://tweetphoto.com/36657927 just before the match he was polite Via ;)

Arnaud Clement! Nearly walked right into him, but nice guy said 'Excuse Me' - w/ french accent of course

http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22f5b07

very sweet smile here... yes it could only be before the match! lol

now we just need higherlaw to come back with her story. at least she'd have caught him this time.

(my arm is sore too, but that's only from playing wii tennis :angel: )

soulage
08-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Anyway this shirt is awful :devil: This summer collection is not great :o For his elbow i don't know but it could explain his problems :confused: we'll see but he's never very talkative about his injuries. Talking about the elbow protection Bennet was training with the same :lol: we can see it on one of the pic of the twitter i posted. Arno invented a new tennis accessory :lol:

http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2292141

higherlaw
08-04-2010, 12:56 PM
I love Court 2 as it only has about four rows of bleachers and no fence between the crowd and the court, so I was happy to see that Arnaud would play on that court. I went over there after watching Julien lose. In walked Tipsarevic all dressed in black, with a tennis bag on wheels! I guessed that most people were there to see him and not Arnaud. My first impression of Arnaud was that he was really the most tanned I'd ever seen him. The first set started out fine, with Janko yelling several times throughout about his own play or about his disappointment over a line call. Arnaud had a similar outburst. I didn't think that the level of play was so great, but there were several nice winners by both players. (I'm sorry I can't confirm that he was up 3-0 in the first set, as the scoreboard wasn't working at the beginning and I was answering emails on my phone :p and finding out that Gasquet had retired...).

Arnaud totally took his sweet time at the change-over by s-l-o-w-l-y changing his socks, shirt and bandana. The last point of the first game in the second set is what I assume made him lose his focus. He complained about the call and stared at the umpire for a long, long time. I knew right then that it was the beginning of the end. He totally let it get under his skin and that was that! As the match went on there were a few good winners, but I found my mind wandering as it wasn't very interesting. I can't believe I'm saying that, but the rest of the match was really rather boring, so I plotted the remaining matches I would see that evening, namely--Llodra and Simon.

Arnaud was sshhh-ing the people in the stands and honestly, I can't really blame him. Some people have no clue (or am I a tennis snob?). Roddick played last night and he brings out the "lightweight" tennis fans who really have no idea about tennis-watching etiquette. However, I have seen Arnaud complain about a plane flying over so he really seems to lose his focus sometimes!

He left in a rush and maybe that's the last time I'll see him?

It was off to Micka whose service motion was so much like mine ::haha:!! He's apparently injured. Simon was a real treat to watch so the night was not all bad for me!

One more thing I forgot: his treatment of the ball kids was not too bad, but there was one time (when I was paying attention) that he wouldn't give the kid the towel back until he put the balls on his racquet. Seems pointless.

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the report. :yeah: If that makes you a tennis snob, I am an even bigger one. :p
Did he also wear this balance bracelet that was hyped during the World Cup? He had it at the bundesliga, I only found out recently he was wearing it, cause I thought it was some sort of small sports watch in Düsseldorf. :lol:
I agree Simon is a treat to watch, I'm so glad he's back. :D (Was his gf with him? If so, how big is her belly atm? :))

higherlaw
08-04-2010, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the report. :yeah: If that makes you a tennis snob, I am an even bigger one. :p
Did he also wear this balance bracelet that was hyped during the World Cup? He had it at the bundesliga, I only found out recently he was wearing it, cause I thought it was some sort of small sports watch in Düsseldorf. :lol:
I agree Simon is a treat to watch, I'm so glad he's back. :D (Was his gf with him? If so, how big is her belly atm? :))

Is it a black band thingy with a silver piece? If so, yes, he did have it on!

Don't think Gilles' gf is in town, but there was a younger guy with his coach who was wearing glasses--possibly his little brother? hmm wrong forum.

Lesliem
08-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Thanks Higherlaw :)

However, I have seen Arnaud complain about a plane flying over so he really seems to lose his focus sometimes!:haha:

I agree Simon is a treat to watch, I'm so glad he's back. :D (Was his gf with him? If so, how big is her belly atm? :))
wouah I didn't know Gilles' girlfriend was pregnant ! I'm very happy for them :D

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Is it a black band thingy with a silver piece? If so, yes, he did have it on!

Don't think Gilles' gf is in town, but there was a younger guy with his coach who was wearing glasses--possibly his little brother? hmm wrong forum.
Yes, that's it. Don't you agree it looks like a small watch from a distance?
I discovered what it was when I saw someone in the train with it and could have a better look.

Didn't know he has a younger brother, did the youngster look as cute as him? :angel:

Thanks Higherlaw :)

:haha:


wouah I didn't know Gilles' girlfriend was pregnant ! I'm very happy for them :D
I saw photos in the Gilles forum, she was cheering for him and you could really notice her belly. :)
Hopefully we'll get to see baby Gillou when he/she arrives. It must be a cute baby with two good looking parents :D

Sorry for the :topic:
Maybe we should make this on topic and discuss if we expect baby Clement #2 to arrive if Arnaud gets a long term injury like Gilles :lol:

higherlaw
08-04-2010, 03:20 PM
Yes, that's it. Don't you agree it looks like a small watch from a distance?
I discovered what it was when I saw someone in the train with it and could have a better look.

Didn't know he has a younger brother, did the youngster look as cute as him? :angel:


I saw photos in the Gilles forum, she was cheering for him and you could really notice her belly. :)
Hopefully we'll get to see baby Gillou when he/she arrives. It must be a cute baby with two good looking parents :D

Sorry for the :topic:
Maybe we should make this on topic and discuss if we expect baby Clement #2 to arrive if Arnaud gets a long term injury like Gilles :lol:

It's clear I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to gilles, so ingore my comments on him!!

soulage
08-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the report :) even if it's to know that he was in a bad mood and crappy. The pleasure of tennis is not with him atm and when he's more focus on the planes or the freeway it's never good :devil:

Arnaud totally took his sweet time at the change-over by s-l-o-w-l-y changing his socks, shirt and bandana.
Even the socks :lol:

Did he also wear this balance bracelet that was hyped during the World Cup? He had it at the bundesliga, I only found out recently he was wearing it, cause I thought it was some sort of small sports watch in Düsseldorf. :lol:
I didn't know he was wearing this honestly i don't know the interest of this bracelet :confused:

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 07:54 PM
It's clear I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to gilles, so ingore my comments on him!!
I'm not ignoring them. ;) I really don't know if Gilles has a little brother. Would be cool if he does, Bennet also has a very cute little brother I recently discovered. :angel:

Even the socks :lol:

I didn't know he was wearing this honestly i don't know the interest of this bracelet :confused:
I never saw him change socks. :lol:

I know about it cause apparently the whole Dutch soccer team was wearing them during the World Cup. Just didn't know what they looked like. Just google and you'll find info. I think it's one of those things that you have to believe in to think it actually works. :p

Marine
08-04-2010, 08:46 PM
Wow Im on holiday and there's so much to read on the forum (while there was nothing these last
past weeks lol).

1/ The new Lacoste collection is awful. Who're their designers ???
2/ thanks for your report higherlaw, and happy to see you back in arnaud's land ! Just a pity he played so bad when you saw him (anyway, do we know people who can affirm they saw a good match of Arnaud lately ??)
3/ This bracelet, it's just esthetic ? Arnaud doesn't complain of any pain for a while i think.
Just prefer complain about planes flying too close from hi :lol:
4/ Simon's g/f is pregnant ?? I didn't know ( wow he's still young to be a father lol)

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 08:56 PM
3) I think this bracelet is superstition. :p More to read here http://www.powerbalance.com/
4) He is, but also not too young I think. :) And I believe everyone always says Carine is older than him. I don't know, I don't follow his private life this close and he isn't very open about it anyway.

soulage
08-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Witch Bracelet i'm lost :lol: I don't think the bracelet for his elbow is for esthetic and he never complain about his pain or long time after so we never know but the balance bracelet looks very strange :confused:
Athletes swear it makes them stronger, leaner and faster. But is this wristband mostly hype?

Many pro surfers, basketball stars and celebs like Robert De Niro never part with their Power Balance wristbands.

Power Balance claims that holograms in the bands release an electromagnetic buzz that will make you instantly stronger, more flexible and have better balance.

You can’t exactly feel it, but the hologram’s energy boosts your body’s ability to absorb oxygen, the company says. The result? Activities that require balance and strength–like surfing, biking, and pilates–become easy.


And yes, Carine is a bit older than Gilles but not that much. She must be around the 28 i think :confused: I remember tennis players saying that tennis is a job for single man and no kids man as they are always out of their home and that's true that compare to others sport tennis players are not early father except some guys like Seb or Llodra but having kids in your 20 when you know that you will be out of your house during the next 10 years must be tough.

higherlaw
08-04-2010, 09:15 PM
2/ thanks for your report higherlaw, and happy to see you back in arnaud's land ! Just a pity he played so bad when you saw him (anyway,

Thanks!

About the socks. See the blurry photos.

I see now he's wearing sweat bands on his wrists. I guess I saw him with the bracelet during warm-ups. :shrug:

Kezzi
08-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Those pics are too funny! :lol:
Is it really hot there then? Maybe he had sweaty feet? :p

I saw him play with the bracelet during bundesliga, maybe he needs the wristbands for protection or something. I know our soccer team taped them for every match.
@soulage, this has nothing to do with his elbow protection. This bracelet is the new hype since the world cup. :)

soulage
08-05-2010, 12:39 PM
I love the socks pics :lol: I know that balance bracelet is not for the elbow pain but Arno wears so many bracelet for his elbow for balance that we don't which one we talk :lol:

soulage
08-06-2010, 07:03 PM
(I'm sorry I can't confirm that he was up 3-0 in the first set, as the scoreboard wasn't working at the beginning and I was answering emails on my phone :p and finding out that Gasquet had retired...).
He was as it's said in this tipsy interview http://www.thedailyforehand.com/2010/8/5/1607956/janko-tipsarevic-interview

TDF: Congratulations on your win today [6-4 6-0 over Arnaud Clement]. You had a slow start, going down 0-3 and losing 12 of the first 14 points--what helped you to come back from that so well?

Janko Tipsarevic: You know what? I was just taking it point-by-point. Arnaud is very difficult to play sometimes 'cause he's so quick around the court, and he made a very good start. After that, I broke, and he started serving dramatically worse. There were a couple of close games, like deuce, advantage, deuce advantage, where I managed to win. And then when I made a double break in the second set, I just felt like he gave up.

Toomorrow Toronto qualies, the field is good so it won't be easy for his current level and mindset :sad:

higherlaw
08-07-2010, 12:49 AM
He was as it's said in this tipsy interview http://www.thedailyforehand.com/2010/8/5/1607956/janko-tipsarevic-interview



Toomorrow Toronto qualies, the field is good so it won't be easy for his current level and mindset :sad:

Thanks soulage. At least SOMEONE was paying attention :devil:.

higherlaw
08-07-2010, 12:52 AM
Don't think Gilles' gf is in town, but there was a younger guy with his coach who was wearing glasses--possibly his little brother? hmm wrong forum.

Didn't know he has a younger brother, did the youngster look as cute as him? :angel:




:topic: I know it's off topic, but I just want to close out my comment from Tuesday. Just snapped this pic on my phone while watching Simon's match v. Nalbandian on tv.

This is who I referred to with Tuslane. Guess I should post it in Simon's forum...

Via
08-07-2010, 06:51 AM
Thanks!

About the socks. See the blurry photos.

I see now he's wearing sweat bands on his wrists. I guess I saw him with the bracelet during warm-ups. :shrug:

:haha: i never saw his feet before, i don't think. even the umpire's watching and perhaps thinking :confused: (and then after all that trouble, went on losing 6-0)

thanks for all the news and reports, and pics :yeah:

Marine
08-07-2010, 07:57 AM
Honestly Higherlaw I don't think the young boy is cute at all. lol
Don't think he's his young brother, but he makes me think to Louis Sarkozy (son of..) :lol:

soulage
08-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Maybe the son of Thierry they have the same eyes :confused: For Toronto qualies Arno didn't draw a canadian WC :lol: he draws the american veteran Yani, american on his soil so if he plays dramatically worse as said Tipsy no way he can win this.

Kezzi
08-07-2010, 10:33 AM
:topic: I know it's off topic, but I just want to close out my comment from Tuesday. Just snapped this pic on my phone while watching Simon's match v. Nalbandian on tv.

This is who I referred to with Tuslane. Guess I should post it in Simon's forum...
Wow, your phone makes some good quality photos. :worship:
You should, there sure is someone who'll know who it is. :)

Honestly Higherlaw I don't think the young boy is cute at all. lol
Don't think he's his young brother, but he makes me think to Louis Sarkozy (son of..) :lol:
He does look like Louis. :lol: And I agree, I don't think he's cute. But he does remind me of Gilles. Maybe a cousin?

Maybe the son of Thierry they have the same eyes :confused: For Toronto qualies Arno didn't draw a canadian WC :lol: he draws the american veteran Yani, american on his soil so if he plays dramatically worse as said Tipsy no way he can win this.
If he's Thierry's son, he sure has to look like his mom. :p I don't think he resembles Thierry at all.

Lesliem
08-08-2010, 08:47 AM
Arnaud has lost his match against Yani 7/6 ; 6/2

I followed the first set. He was a break down but came back. He had set point to finally loose the set on a double fault in the tie-break :o. After he probably gave up as usual this year after a long first set loss...
His serve was better yesterday whereas his opponent was serving awful at the beggining but it didn't really help Arno.

It's a pity we never have his opinion about all these losses, if he had an explanation :confused:

Via
08-09-2010, 01:48 AM
Arnaud has lost his match against Yani 7/6 ; 6/2

I followed the first set. He was a break down but came back. He had set point to finally loose the set on a double fault in the tie-break :o. After he probably gave up as usual this year after a long first set loss...
His serve was better yesterday whereas his opponent was serving awful at the beggining but it didn't really help Arno.

It's a pity we never have his opinion about all these losses, if he had an explanation :confused:

thanks for the report. i didn't even know there's live scores for masters tournaments, i'm so out of touch lol

don't know if he really gave up, or just not fit enough these days?

i don't think he'll be honest about any reason with the public... i just hope that he's honest with himself ie. not in self denial.

soulage
08-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Thanks for your report Lesliem i would say i'm not surprised :rolleyes: and losing again a tie-break :help: How many he lost this year it's incredible :eek: He’s must be really down at this moment and it’s hard to believe that’s in those moments he’s not thinking about retirement :sad: Now he regularly lost against guys over the top 200 like Torebko, Ebden, Smycek, Yani and for sure he’s affected by that.No idea if his tendinitis is a problem as he’s quite secret about that but he’s not competitiv actually and it’s surely more tough when you are in USA for 6 weeks as this must be long :lol:. Maybe he should go back in France and come back only for the USO :confused: because the cincy qualies are always tough than in Toronto and honestly i don't think he's able to beat somebody those days.

Lesliem
08-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Arno will play cinci qualies, at first round he draws Ramon Delgado another veteran (yeah older than Arno :devil:) who beat him in....1999 :). So wait and see !

I heard that he will play in "L'Open de la baie de somme" in september !?

soulage
08-14-2010, 09:20 AM
Arno will play cinci qualies, at first round he draws Ramon Delgado another veteran (yeah older than Arno :devil:) who beat him in....1999 :). So wait and see !

I heard that he will play in "L'Open de la baie de somme" in september !?

He can still find older player to play :lol: Delgado is not the best player of the draw :devil: but he gave good resistance to Istomin last week and I think that the biggest problem is Arno :sad: and as Delgado knows the problem of Arno he will surely believe more in his chances today and offers a tough match to Arno. Anyway good luck to him and we can't say he's not trying.

For the open de la baie de somme he played it in 2007 but i read nothing for 2010 field :confused:

Kezzi
08-14-2010, 10:11 AM
What is that? I've never heard of it :scratch:

soulage
08-14-2010, 06:04 PM
L'open de la baie de somme is one of the biggest tournament of the circuit national des grands tournois français. It's the week-end before Metz.

Back to Cincy, he won :eek: :eek: 64/63. Tough start with an early break down then more easy with just a little problem at 3-3 in the second set where he saved BP. Next round seems quite difficult with Falla who is in a great shape and the forecast looks bad for tomorrow with a lot of rain.

Marine
08-14-2010, 07:40 PM
L'open de la baie de somme is one of the biggest tournament of the circuit national des grands tournois français.
:confused: :lol: Vraiment ?

Back to Cincy, he won :eek: :eek: 64/63.
It happens sometimes, comme par surprise, sans prévenir :lol:
Well, it was against Delgado ? Good, good, I hate this player. :devil:

Kezzi
08-14-2010, 07:57 PM
Great that he won. :D I don't really have in mind that he can't handle rain breaks, so I guess it will just give him some extra rest.

soulage
08-15-2010, 04:38 PM
No rain and a loss 46/57

It was a tough draw indeed. I was also following Adrian in Istanbul :) but to sum up with the stats it looks that it was a bit better despite many opportunities missed :o
He missed a couple of break back opportunites at the end of first set after a slow start. He served for the second set at 5-3 but Falla broke back :rolleyes: and the colombian closed the match winning the last 4 games even if Arno had 2 BP in the last one. His confidence is still not great but the level of his game is maybe better :confused: The problems is that he doesn't win and now he has to wait again a long week before New Haven what's a pity he can play the doubles to keep him busy :lol: . Tough summer for him but his form is maybe on his way back let's see if he's not too much affected by this new loss.

The set point of his match yesterday by the guy of likes arno :lol:. It's in the middle of that video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp5nmM1yhoo

Via
08-16-2010, 12:29 AM
The problems is that he doesn't win

:hatoff: pretty much sums it up

Lesliem
08-16-2010, 09:21 AM
For l'Open de la baie de somme, a friend sent me an article in his local's newspaper (thanks Bruno :) - not Arno's brother lol)

http://nsa18.casimages.com/img/2010/08/16/100816111501774597.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)

He confirms his participation so :confused: - it's during DC semi

Do you know if he will play at the St Remy Challenger ? He hadn't play it last year because he was injured, he's a little bit the "local" hero there but maybe he will take a week off...

Marine
08-16-2010, 12:16 PM
He confirms his participation so :confused: - it's during DC semi

He has NO chance to play DC so what's the problem ?
And even if he had any chance, he could withdraw at last moment.
Just a pity he can't support his pals.


Do you know if he will play at the St Remy Challenger ? He hadn't play it last year because he was injured, he's a little bit the "local" hero there but maybe he will take a week off...

A week off § Arnaud ? While there's a tournament near Aix ? Are you joking ?? :lol:
He'd play it even if he was not invited...

Lesliem
08-16-2010, 12:57 PM
He has NO chance to play DC so what's the problem ?
And even if he had any chance, he could withdraw at last moment.
Just a pity he can't support his pals.

There is no problem lol it was just an information (as the article is in french) and because nobody here seemed to know about his participation to this tournament :)



A week off § Arnaud ? While there's a tournament near Aix ? Are you joking ?? :lol:
He'd play it even if he was not invited...

Yes it would be strange but we aren't in Arno's mind :p . I hope he'll go there - for the moment there's nothing on the website tournament

soulage
08-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the article if he said he will be in the Somme unless an injury he will be there. For St-Remy the entry-list deadline is today, last year La Provence published it early anyway the website of the tournament is still the one of last year :rolleyes:. and if he's not on the list he can still ask for a WC. I'm wondering if he will plays doubles in USO :confused: Not sure he make the cut with nico and he doesn't play it since LA.

For the match agaisnt Falla on the video of Groundpass we can see a good point by Arno around 1 minute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EVoYH6wBSw&feature=related

soulage
08-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Not a goOd draw in New Haven as it's Andreev first round, the russian struggles since he came back from injury but he remains a powerful player and if Arno manages to beat him he will get seed one Baghdatis who is just on fire those days so even if Arno plays good tennis it's maybe too much for him :lol: This summer US season is really tough :rolleyes: he's in the US since one month to win one match :help: Let's hope he will have the best draw in USO :angel:

Marine
08-20-2010, 08:50 PM
: This summer US season is really tough :rolleyes: he's in the US since one month to win one match :help: Let's hope he will have the best draw in USO :angel:

Practices his english, always useful :angel:
I already imagine Nadal at first round in NY ...:o

soulage
08-23-2010, 09:24 PM
Finally after one day of rain delay he played and as we are used to write he lost :mad:. Today it seems that again he had a slow start on serve but it has been really better on second set. He must feel bad considering he had choosen to play a long US Harcourt season of 6 weeks to win only one match :rolleyes: enough to feel depressed :sad: and what to say about that tie-breaks which reflect his poor confidence and fragility.

Arno was broken by love at 5-5 in first set but saved some set points to break back but then to complete the set you had the famous tie-break :devil: and it's the stats of the year for him. If i'm right with my check he won only 3 and lost 14 with this one today :ignore:. The number of 1 hour set that he lost in a poor tie-break this year :mad: in a way losing 2-6 would be less hurting. For his level of play i don't know what to say there were no streaming he's maybe not too far but atm he surely needs some luck :scratch: as even his attitude was quite good today as he fought during all the match during both sets :boxing: but the goal in tennis is to win :lol: converting most of your opportunities actually he missed crucial BP in the second set while this should have been for him. And he doesn't play doubles again. He no more wants or what :confused:

This can be a too much one loss and even a good draw in USO would change nothing. I'm sure he's thinking about coming back in his home sweet home :lol: Poor boy we are waiting better days :angel: and hope that it will happens :unsure:

Maybe he can do a losers dinner with PHM :lol:

Marine
08-23-2010, 10:00 PM
Thanks for the summary soulage, I was already depressed tonight, I feel better right now :sad:

Sport sucks so much................................

Yes, Paulo and Arnaud should celebrate their own performance together and drink all the night, I think that's the only thing to do. And I'd like to join them to forget my day. :o

Via
08-24-2010, 01:30 AM
:awww: well it's kind of a bad draw, andreev is not the easiest to play among the field! (which is quite lousy)

what else is on your mind marine?

soulage
08-24-2010, 08:11 AM
Marine :hug:

Yes Andreev was surely not the best draw, it gives the same impression that against Falla he was surely playing so badly but the guy in front of him was better. He can go in Flushing cheering for the frenchies :angel:

Marine
08-24-2010, 08:32 AM
Marine :hug:

Yes Andreev was surely not the best draw, it gives the same impression that against Falla he was surely playing so badly but the guy in front of him was better. He can go in Flushing cheering for the frenchies :angel:

It's ok, just annoyed by sport stuff, it's not very important. ;)
Well, andreev is a good player, so the result is not bad, I mean, could have been worse (oui, aujourd'hui, je vais positiver LOL).
It would be a good idea to cheer for them, but I think he will lose quickly then jump in the first plane to home.
ohh, I'm just wondering...does he play double ?? lol Of course, if he does, maybe he'll have time to make a good job in the stands... lol

soulage
08-24-2010, 09:15 AM
I wanted to say that he can go in NY to cheer the frenchies who are playing the qualies this week after losing in USO I'm OK that he will leave quickly :lol:
I don't know if he plays doubles but he played only in LA this summer maybe he won't play :confused:

Marine
08-24-2010, 09:23 AM
Ah pardon :lol: He would deserve the title of the best player/supporter ever !

Kezzi
08-24-2010, 09:29 AM
The match isn't played yet and Arnaud has surprised us before. :p
And I hope he plays doubles. :)

soulage
08-26-2010, 05:35 PM
With first round vs Baghdatis one of the best player of the summer hardcourt it's hard to believe in a good surprise :p. This summer was written to be poor and it was a cruel summer :o The double draw will be made sunday we'll see if he's there.

Lesliem
08-26-2010, 06:12 PM
Poor Arno :awww: I hope he'll fight and give to Marcos a hard work

For doubles, who could play with him ? Nico Mahut seems to be very tired since his historic match, Llodra and Bennet will play together, Jo is injured...So maybe Erlich :confused:

Kezzi
08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
He can do it! Allez!! :bounce:

What about Serra? I see them hanging out regularly lately, I think they would make a cute team. :)
Have to look up if he's actually there. :o But I think he is.

soulage
08-26-2010, 06:32 PM
Poor Arno :awww: I hope he'll fight and give to Marcos a hard work
Well Andreev has been crashed by Marcos just after he beats Arno so it looks tough atm :rolleyes: It's a poor draw and the mindset of Arno must be down after all this loss :sad:

For doubles, who could play with him ? Nico Mahut seems to be very tired since his historic match, Llodra and Bennet will play together, Jo is injured...So maybe Erlich :confused:
With Nico not sure they made the cut :confused: and anyway Nico has a pain in his back. Serra is a really poor double player :lol: but why not.

Via
08-27-2010, 08:29 AM
the "US Open 2010 Road" is now turning into a heartbreak highway :sobbing:

feel free to come up with more melodramatic story titles :lol:

soulage
08-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Highway to hell :confused: :lol:

Today an article about Flushing in lequipe as frenchies doesn't have a lot of success in the tournament past years and the analysis of Arnaud
Certains y arrivent comme Murray qui a commencé sa saison américaine à Los Angeles souligne néanmoins Arnaud Clément qui a souvent bien réussi à l'US Open. A Flushing, tout le monde arrive prêt et réglé. Ici, il y a rarement un blaireau en finale comme moi à l'Open d'Australie 2001 par exemple (sourire). Je trouve ça étonnant d'être le dernier à avoit atteint les quarts ici mais en même temps il n'y a pas un français en demi de chaque Grand Chelem non plus.

It's tough to translate but he said that in NY everybody is ready and there is rarely a dolt in final like in him in AO (smiling). As usual he's tough with him and it shows how he must feel atm.

Marine
08-27-2010, 11:22 PM
Ici, il y a rarement un blaireau en finale comme moi à l'Open d'Australie 2001 par exemple (sourire).



:haha:

I'm thinking about changing my signature right now...
Only Arnaud is able to make fun of himself like that, I ADORE !!!

But he's right, I don't know why but in general, there are less "surprise guests" in final of the us open than in RG or the AO.

soulage
08-29-2010, 06:38 PM
He doesn't play tomorrow and Nico who is injured in his back unable to hit a serve will be the partner of Arno in doubles and you know their luck so they draw Bhupathi & Mirnyi seeds 4 :rolleyes: At 100% it would have been hard but with a poor Arno and an injured Nico we can say goodbye NY :wavey:

Arno can book his plane he will be back in France before the week-end :p All the preview predict to Arno to be destroyed by Marcos :sad: Tough for the french veteran

Kezzi
08-29-2010, 07:48 PM
Predictions aren't good, but who knows. Miracles happen. :D
Alleeeeeez! :bounce:

Via
08-30-2010, 01:28 AM
kezzi, i would love to see you put your money where your mouth is, every time you cheer for poor arno... who knows, you might win big once or twice as the odds must be high ;)

Kezzi
08-30-2010, 07:24 AM
Sometimes I forget to place my vcash bets, but I always put it on my faves, no matter how bad their form is... So yeah, I lost quite a lot. :) But it's not about putting my money where my mouth is... I believe that if fans don't stay positive, how should the player keep up his spirit? Maybe it's me, but I can't say a match is lost before it's played...:shrug:
And I've found an old interview with Bruno yesterday ( will post it when I'm not on my phone, cause I can't seem to copy the link now :() where he says it helps Arnaud if the crowd supports him. Since he doesn't get that a lot lately, I'm just trying to support him here. Cause I also believe players read mtf. ;)

Just in case anyone is wondering, I can't place real bets on matches, cause sites like bet365 are forbidden in NL. Otherwise I would've also made some money while supporting Stako. :)

Kezzi
08-31-2010, 06:38 PM
I rest my case :angel:








:banana:
:yippee::yippee::yippee:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I'm so happy with this win, must be really good for him. :D

soulage
08-31-2010, 06:40 PM
First of all all my apologizes to Kezzi :lol: you were right :worship: and for Arno :worship::worship::worship:

Marine
08-31-2010, 06:45 PM
OH MY GOD :eek::eek::eek: :worship::worship::worship:
I can't believe the score !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/ The win !
2/ In 5 sets !!!!
3/ BRAVO ARNAUD !!!!!!!!!!
4/ It's always a pleasure to admit I was so wrong and rude with arnaud :angel:

Marine
08-31-2010, 06:47 PM
First of all all my apologizes to Kezzi :lol: you were right :worship: and for Arno :worship::worship::worship:

Kezzi definitly deserves the title of the best fan. :worship:
We deserve the title of the most pessimistic fans. :o

Puschkin
08-31-2010, 06:47 PM
Congrats to him and all his loyal fans who waited for this for so long!:D

Kezzi
08-31-2010, 06:48 PM
First of all all my apologizes to Kezzi :lol: you were right :worship: and for Arno :worship::worship::worship:
Thanks. :p And I didn't even have time to bet with my vcash to win some back. :lol: Gilles and Stako will have to do that for me.

It was great to see it on tv (the fifth set), grand slams are usually the only ones where we get to see mens tennis on tv instead of crappy streams.

soulage
08-31-2010, 06:52 PM
I watch most of the first three sets on a streaming then i left and when i came back to the scoreboard he was down a break in the fifth when he break back i decided to not open a streaming because of superstition :lol: so i misses what has surely been the best of Arno today but only on the scorboard it was already tough :lol:

Marine
08-31-2010, 06:58 PM
Beau sacrifice Soulage... merci ! LOL

In general messages, they say arnaud was better in 2 last sets, they also said he deserved to win. WOWWWWWWW :D:D:D

Lesliem
08-31-2010, 07:01 PM
Arno the lion as usual in GS :worship: In the 2nd and 3rd set Marcos was serving very well with many aces so it was more difficult for Arnaud but he fight all the time and especially in the last 2 sets where he was a break down !

Congratulations to him, he deserves it (and his ranking too :D)

Kezzi
08-31-2010, 07:02 PM
He also got a lot of cheering from the crowd. All I heard was Arnaud, Arnaud, Arnaud! when Marcos got rid of the first two match points. :D

Lesliem
08-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Yeah people were singing for him all the match :)

Cameramen love his look and his bandanas for sure lol

http://nsa20.casimages.com/img/2010/08/31/100831091830761279.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)

soulage
08-31-2010, 07:18 PM
According general messages Marcos suffered from the heat he was already complaining in the first set because he the speacials towels was not enough wet but Arno was more clever i think he was coming with his own ice pack maybe he won the match because he has his own ice pack :lol:

Puschkin
08-31-2010, 07:35 PM
but Arno was more clever i think he was coming with his own ice pack maybe he won the match because he has his own ice pack :lol:
This is called experience. ;)

Marine
08-31-2010, 07:40 PM
Yeah people were singing for him all the match :)




Really ??? LOL
Even in France, not sure he would have been as much supported :lol:

soulage
08-31-2010, 07:49 PM
This is called experience. ;)
Yes in the heat every details is important even the water pocket.

There were frenchies in the crowd and they were cheering him like they were 100 while they were surely only 20 but with good voices :lol:

Kezzi
08-31-2010, 07:53 PM
I remember Santoro bringing his own icepack too a few times, it's really smart. :)

And yes, I loved how they were singing for him. That's great at the bigger tournaments, people cheer more. :D

Later on they also showed the bandanas from 1-4. :lol:

soulage
08-31-2010, 08:22 PM
on the USO website http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/match_reports/2010-08-31/201008311283283697165.html

Clement takes down Baghdatis in five sets
By Erin Gell
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Veteran Arnaud Clement came back to defeat No. 16 seed Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the scorching 93-degree heat of Louis Armstrong Stadium on Tuesday.

Baghdatis, who missed the 2008 and 2009 tournaments due to injuries and low rankings, seemed poised for his best chance at US Open glory following laudable performances at US Open series events in Washington and Cincinnati. However, the ponytailed Cypriot couldn't match Clement's confidence early, conceding the first set 3-6. Baghdatis soon found his stride, dominating the second set with eight aces, before hammering out a quick 6-1 third.

Clement, however, armed with his signature sunglasses and bandana (a different color for each set, of course), rallied back, capitalizing on a service break in the fourth set before pressing to a 6-5 lead in the fifth. A double match point chance was thwarted, but Clement was finally able to convert on his third opportunity and book his place in the second round.

The 32-year-old, who failed to qualify for last year's Open, now holds an 11-16 career five-set record. He will face the winner of today's contest between Robbie Ginepri vs. Eduardo Schwank, both of whom are unseeded.
Match Facts

- Clement and Baghdatis have now played each other six times, with the Cypriot owning a 4-2 edge.

- Baghdatis has yet to make it past the second round at any US Open.

- Clement, at age 32, is playing in his 12th US Open.

- In total Baghdatis served up 22 aces to Clement’s six.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-31-2010, 08:32 PM
Congrats! :drink:
Love him to beat Baggy.He can beat Schwank.And good news is Fish played five sets today.

Kezzi
08-31-2010, 08:37 PM
Article on the atp: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/09/35/US-Open-Monday-Gulbis-Makes-Early-Exit.aspx
It was on the front page. :)

Via
09-01-2010, 01:46 AM
:awww: so no one won any money? how often did i ask people do that before a match ;)it's what's called a black swan event ;) ;)

congrats arno, i'm sure there wasn't any match fixing :lol: this is another famous win for an underdog :)

Via
09-02-2010, 01:30 AM
before you know it, he's lost in the doubles

Mahesh Bhupathi(IND)[4] / Max Mirnyi(BLR)[4] def.
Arnaud Clement(FRA) / Nicolas Mahut(FRA)
6-1 6-4

there's the singles to hold on to..... for now

soulage
09-02-2010, 12:45 PM
That's a big loss but expected. They put him on court 11 today as second match. It means a streaming will surely be available but i don't know if i will follow this as he started to play well whe i cut my streaming vs Baggy :lol: .

Kezzi
09-02-2010, 12:51 PM
I will try to follow it, just hope I can find a decent stream. I was so happy to see him on tv, finally some good coverage again. :) But I don't think he'll be on tv today.

soulage
09-02-2010, 06:59 PM
I watch from the middle of first set, pity for the injury of Schwank but it was a great point actually. Schwank continued 3 games after his injury but it was strange. Not the best way to win for Arno but he was a set and just broke back so we can say that it's not stolen.

Marine
09-02-2010, 07:33 PM
Why did not you beginn by annoncing Arnaud WON the mach (cos of his opponent's injury) ? lol

Well, he could have won the match so it's not an hold up.
Some luck, sometimes, can help to go far...lol

soulage
09-02-2010, 07:42 PM
i write the score for Marine :p 63/55 ret

Yes he could have won this normally. He didn't have the happiness of the MP but he play almost 2 sets.

Fish next so maybe the Arthur Ashe and why not a night session :confused:

soulage
09-02-2010, 08:05 PM
i just see on Infosport the post match reaction of Arno that he gave on court to Canal Plus. he said that of course it's not the same to win like that but about the 1 set 1/2 he played it was not perfect but he managed to give intensity on points.

Kezzi
09-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Why did not you beginn by annoncing Arnaud WON the mach (cos of his opponent's injury) ? lol

Well, he could have won the match so it's not an hold up.
Some luck, sometimes, can help to go far...lol
That's true, I believe Stakhovsky won his first title as a lucky loser. :p

i write the score for Marine :p 63/55 ret

Yes he could have won this normally. He didn't have the happiness of the MP but he play almost 2 sets.

Fish next so maybe the Arthur Ashe and why not a night session :confused:
Fish... This guy is on a roll lately. :unsure:
My sister will like it, she supports Fish too, but she's always on Arnaud's side first. :lol:

soulage
09-02-2010, 10:13 PM
I found a report and the match vs Baggy on tennisforum and I'm sure Marine will flash on one sentence :lol: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=18428587&highlight=clement#post18428587

Baghdatis - Clement
This was a good match! The crowd was pretty small, but they were very vocal and basically even as for as support for each player. Arnaud looked very funny as he has white sunscreen on his nose, which you can see between points when he takes of his sunglasses. I was wondering if Arnaud was near retirement, at least from singles, since he is getting old, but he is definitely not finished. He has a very good serve and very good volleys. Arnaud did have an elbow band though, so hopefully he's not hurt there. His only issue was he let some balls go by and they went in, but when he hit the volleys, they were very good, and he came in often. Marcos got called for a foot fault at the end of the fourth set and he got very mad at the line judge. During the fifth set, he would be called on three more foot-faults, although he didn't get mad on these, but this is something he needs to work on as it kept happening! With Arnaud serving for the fourth set at 5-3, he let two passing shots go and they both went in, and this is what cost him the break of serve. However, with Baghdatis serving down 4-5, Arnaud played a great game, there were some awesome points, and he got the break back right away to take the fourth. Llodra was in Arnaud's box and he was really excited after the fourth set. At the beginning of the fourth set, Marcos seemed to be in charge, but from 3-1 down, Arnaud played incredibly, I'm not sure he even lost a point until 4-3 for him, he hit gutsy shots and there were some great rallies, but he won all of them. Marcos was definitely not at his best, but he hit some great passing shots. The games in the fifth set were all pretty one-sided, but almost every point saw a great rally, as both players were going all-out and fighting hard, and hitting gutsy shots, especially Arnaud though - he played really well. Marcos looked exhausted at the end, the heat and the foot-faults really hurt him, but Clement played fantastic and fought so well from 1-3 down. The match ended on a bad challenge from Marcos on the third match point and the players embraced at the net.

but at the same time in his Bio Mika answered Amelie as his best tennis friend http://tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-michael-llodra/

Lesliem
09-02-2010, 10:25 PM
And after his victory over Berdych, Mika said "Arnaud" talking about the "perf" against Marcos :D very strange but it's probably better between them...the investigation is not over :devil:

Via
09-03-2010, 01:33 AM
r32 = 90 ranking points, makes it easier for the rest of the year when he will have to defend a lot of points to stay inside top 100.

fish will have a lot of local support... if even kezzi looks :unsure: there's no hope for the rest of us :scared:

Kezzi
09-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Yeah, but on the other hand Arnaud said he was the underdog in the first round too and he went on court without expectations. That also turned out pretty good for him ;) The retirement gave him more rest than Mardy, so I think it depends on their games. Arnaud has to find out what's difficult for Fish. My sister is a fan, but I have absolutely no idea about the way he plays. We rarely see Mardy play in our country or on tv.

soulage
09-03-2010, 09:17 PM
No Arthur Ashe and no night session :sad:, it's Djokovic/Blake who take it. Pity in a way but the Amstrong is also a big court. Anyway it will be tough Mardy serves better than his previous opponents so Arno will need a perfect match to have hopes i must say that a 3 round is already good but let's see what will happen.

Kezzi
09-03-2010, 10:39 PM
I hope Robin and Thiemo keep it short, so I can watch Arnaud. :)
Round 3 is already great, I hope he can look at this match the same as the Baggy match.

Via
09-04-2010, 02:35 AM
mardy fish plays sydney a lot and i've watched him a few times. he's the typical modern game, plays big and fast. which means that he'll want to hit arnaud off the court if he's on song lol

is it still as hot in ny? :lol:

Kournikovaism
09-04-2010, 03:02 PM
I cannont stand Fish :mad: Really hope Arnaud can pull out a win.

emotion
09-04-2010, 07:16 PM
up a break on fish :o

duf
09-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Arnaud playing nice and solid, even though he is 2 sets to 1 down, he has a chance. Loving his variety, lots of brilliant shotmaking. Go Clement!

soulage
09-04-2010, 10:41 PM
Lost in five :sad: 64/36/46/61/36

it was totally winnable but it hasn't been :sad:. Lot of wind at the beginning, by moments Arno played really great he made a numbers of backhand winners today :eek: nice variety in the shots selections. He can have some regrets on the second set where he missed many opportunities and of course in the fifth where he was broken twice. That was close really pity :o. From what i saw today the level of his game can still be good, play an american on Amstrong surely help for today. I don't know what will be his main feeling after that match :confused: He missed his chance that's obvious but he played a good tennis match.

Lesliem
09-04-2010, 10:46 PM
It was an amazing match by Arno :worship: a pity he lost it :sad: but I hope he took some confidence for the end of the season :D

Marine
09-04-2010, 10:48 PM
Unfortunatly I could not watch the match, I just followed online, pfff so much stress...
In general messages, they say like you soulage, arnaud played great, especially at 4th set.
That's a pity, for once, I thought he was going to win (yes, I was optimistic! lol) in the beginning of the 5th set.
Can't wait for his itw, I'm curious to know if Arnaud will be satisfied about his game, so quite happy, of frustrated by the defeat, so angry...LOL


off topic: I don't hope so (!!!) but if Bennet can't play in 2 weeks (it seems his injury is not too serious, good !), I wonder if Forget will call Arnaud for double.
(Imagine ... arnaud, mika...on the same court...I mean, as teammates ! :lol:)

soulage
09-04-2010, 10:56 PM
Me i have mixed feeling cos on the game Arno was deserving the win today and it's Mardy who got it :mad:. He will surely stay on the regrets imo at least tonight
The end of season will be less exciting but near home :lol: Since RG he played well in Wimbledon and here 2 GS surely not a coincidence.

Via
09-05-2010, 02:28 AM
he definitely rose up to the challenge, he's a big match guy :worship:

(still recall he losing to nobody's at challengers not so long ago)

once again i'll point out that he's got plenty of points to defend towards the end of year, so it's important that he keeps this up :lol:

Kournikovaism
09-05-2010, 03:17 AM
I watched :sobbing: Clement losing and the fact I hate Fish made the loss really bad for me :bigcry:

soulage
09-05-2010, 08:55 AM
he definitely rose up to the challenge, he's a big match guy :worship:

(still recall he losing to nobody's at challengers not so long ago)

once again i'll point out that he's got plenty of points to defend towards the end of year, so it's important that he keeps this up :lol:
He has at 98% his place in the AO MD now as he won 544 points since the start of the year and this week the 100th in the ranking has 530 points. But true he has 262 points to defend until the end of the year :eek:

I always dislike Mardy so i'm not happy about the result and that game he missed at 2-3 in the fifth :sad: for me he was the better player on court except in the third.

Some interview in french i will try a summary later
Clément ne lâche rien

Arnaud Clément n'était pas attendu à ce niveau à l'US Open. Il aurait pu réaliser un parcours surprise, comme à Wimbledon en 2008, mais il a échoué de peu face à un des joueurs en forme de l'été, Mardy Fish (4-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-3). Une chose est sûre, l'Aixois n'est pas prêt à prendre sa retraite.

US OPEN - 3e tour

Mardy Fish (EU,19) bat Arnaud Clement (FRA) 4-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-3
Prochain adversaire : Djokovic.

Arnaud Clément a bien vieilli ! S'il n'arrive pas à jouer son meilleur tennis sur une saison entière, le Français reste un adversaire coriace. Après deux très bons tours, Clément a tout donné face à Mardy Fish, un joueur qui avait atteint la finale à Cincinnati il y a peu et qui n'a jamais aussi bien joué... Le Français a pris le premier set, puis le quatrième avant de céder dans un cinquième indécis. Breaké à 1-2, il reprend son service de retard pour revenir à 2-3 mais ne tient pas son jeu de service suivant. La constance de Fish au service a ensuite fait la différence. Sa régularité, précise Clément :

"Mardy a mieux joué que les dernières fois où on s’était joué. Il bouge mieux, il défend mieux. Il tire des passings en bout de course. Il a toujours bien servi, mais aujourd’hui il est plus régulier. Le niveau de jeu était excellent par rapport aux conditions (très venteuses, ndlr). Je suis très fier de la manière dont j’ai gardé mon niveau de concentration tout le long. Pour moi le niveau était excellent."

"Je ne suis pas comme certains footeux"

De quoi envisager le futur avec optimisme. A 32 ans, Arnaud veut donc continuer même si l'homogénéisation des surfaces sur le circuit ne le favorise pas : "Je me dis que pour moi, c'est dommage qu'ils aient ralenti la surface sur 80% des tournois. Je pense avoir mieux joué (contre Fish) que lors de mes deux précédents matches ici (contre Baghdatis et Schwank). Maintenant je ne suis pas du tout déçu. Peut être que ça viendra plus tard... " Pourquoi pas l'année prochaine ? "Normalement tu arrives au bout d'une tournée de six semaines (en Amérique du nord) et tu es content de rentrer. Là, j’aurais bien prolongé... Ce que j’ai fait ici me rappelle pourquoi j'aime ça et pourquoi je continue l'année prochaine."

Pour le futur proche, Clément ne ferme pas la porte à la Coupe Davis. Lui qui a été longtemps le joueur fétiche de Guy Forget, n'était pas dans les petits papiers en début de saison. Il vient de se replacer dans la course : "La Coupe Davis me branche toujours. Mais il y a énormément de joueurs français qui jouent très bien en simple et en double. Beaucoup ont eu de bien meilleurs résultats que moi ces derniers mois. Mais je ne suis pas comme certains footeux qui me rendent fou en disant: "Je mets fin à ma carrière internationale".


Malgré la défaite (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3) contre Mardy Fish dans des conditions très ventées, Arnaud Clément démontre une nouvelle fois sa passion du jeu. Il a perdu un match, mais il a retrouvé l'envie.

Arnaud Clément n'est pas passé loin face à Mardy Fish.(REUT)
L'enthousiasme, l'envie et le goût de l'effort soufflent quand Arnaud Clément joue bien. Il a beau avoir perdu (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 en 3h33') contre Mardy Fish. Il a beau avoir vécu son troisième tour dans une tempête de vent. Il a beau avoir joué avec tout le public du court Louis-Armstrong contre lui. L'Aixois aime le sport tout simplement et son sport tout particulièrement. Alors il n'est pas du tout déçu juste après le match : « C'était super. Cela s'est joué dans une très bonne ambiance, mon adversaire avait un très bon état d'esprit.» Arrivé au fond du trou en début de tournoi, le Français a rajeuni au fil des matches pour délivrer « son meilleur match du tournoi ».

Il joue pour ces moments-là. A 32 ans, il garde la flamme contre vents et marées. « J'adore jouer et m'éclater sur le terrain, jubile le 68e mondial. Pour s'éclater, il faut quand même jouer à un certain niveau. Me prendre deux sets contre des 200e, cela ne m'amuse pas. Mes objectifs ne sont pas en termes de classement, je veux être compétitif sur des grands courts contre des grands joueurs et vivre ce genre d'émotions. C'est ce que j'aime dans le tennis. » Il aime donc prendre par surprise d'entrée son adversaire avec une meilleure maîtrise des conditions de vent pour mener (3-0, double break). Il aime revenir à deux sets partout en profitant de la moindre faiblesse de Mardy Fish. Au quatrième set, l'Américain coince en premières balles de service (42%, 63% au total), le Français s'engouffre dans la brèche.
« J'ADORE JOUER ET M'ÉCLATER SUR LE TERRAIN. JE VEUX ÊTRE COMPÉTITIF SUR DES GRANDS COURTS CONTRE DES GRANDS JOUEURS ET VIVRE CE GENRE D'ÉMOTIONS. C'EST CE QUE J'AIME DANS LE TENNIS.»
Arnaud Clément ne lâche rien. Avec le vent, il ne peut pas s'offrir de points gratuits, alors il se bat. Breaké dans le cinquième set à 1-1, il débreake à 3-1. Mais il rate son jeu de service avec trois fautes directes. Puis il finit par perdre son engagement sur un beau passing adverse. Sa chance vient de passer et Mardy Fish peut tomber à genoux après une dernière faute en revers du Tricolore. Arnaud Clément se repasse le match dans sa tête, il ne trouve pas de regret. « Je suis très fier de mon niveau de concentration extrêmement élevé du début à la fin. Avec les conditions de jeu, ce n'était pas vraiment évident, explique Arnaud Clément qui regrette le manque de tournois avec une surface aussi rapide que celle de l'US Open. Mon niveau de jeu était vraiment bon.»

Si certains sportifs cultivent le cynisme, Arnaud Clément vient encore de démontrer les effets euphorisants de l'amour de son sport. Et sa réponse sur la Coupe Davis pourrait être médité par quelques rois du bus de Knysna : « Je ne suis pas comme les footeux qui me rendent fous en disant qu'ils mettent fin à leur carrière internationale. Je trouve cela hallucinant. Je sais qu'il y a beaucoup de joueurs qui me sont passés devant, mais si j'ai la chance d'être sélectionné, j'irai avec bonheur. » En le voyant jouer ce troisième tour, on comprend la définition de la motivation : l'amour du jeu et la soif d'adrénaline

Marine
09-05-2010, 09:40 AM
MERCI Soulage :worship:
Audio itw's still not online on FFT, qu'est-ce qu'ils foutent ! lol

This kind of itw reminds me WHY I love this guy and why I've been supporting him for 9 years ! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
(well ok, not always the best supporter lol)

Happy to see he had much fun in this match.

« J'ADORE JOUER ET M'ÉCLATER SUR LE TERRAIN. JE VEUX ÊTRE COMPÉTITIF SUR DES GRANDS COURTS CONTRE DES GRANDS JOUEURS ET VIVRE CE GENRE D'ÉMOTIONS. C'EST CE QUE J'AIME DANS LE TENNIS.»
:worship::worship::worship:

Et sa réponse sur la Coupe Davis pourrait être médité par quelques rois du bus de Knysna : « Je ne suis pas comme les footeux qui me rendent fous en disant qu'ils mettent fin à leur carrière internationale. Je trouve cela hallucinant.»
:lol:
In some cases, it's better to stop :rolleyes::o
Anyway, the french football team would need much more Arnaud's !!!!!
He could coach them...

Kezzi
09-05-2010, 09:46 AM
That's so cool Marine, my sister is a fan for 9 years too! Since AO 2001, Arnaud will never get rid of it. :lol:
I always liked him since that time, but really became a fan when Bruno joined him in 2004. :tape: :o They were just an irresistible couple, these two cute French brothers on the Tour. :D

And Arnaud as a coach for the French team, now that would be something! :lol:

soulage
09-05-2010, 10:42 AM
To sum up this. He's not too much disappointed he prefers lost like this than like in the past weeks. He takes pleasure when he plays at this level. Indeed he plays for this playing good on big court that's why he loves tennis and will continue next year. he's happy about the level of his game and knows that he was playing like that all the season there would have more good results. He regrets than there is not mant tournaments as fast as USO as it's better for his game.
About DC he repeats that he will never annonce his retirement from international team like do some football players. He knows that there is better player than him in single and in double that's why he's not selected.

Marine
09-05-2010, 07:21 PM
I've never understood why he plays better on very fast surfaces :confused:
He has not an offensive game.

Via
09-06-2010, 02:02 AM
it's good news to know 1) he intends to play next year 2) he should have the points to enter AO directly, cos he should be defending his auckland points the week before :lol: :armed:

arno fans present in melbourne really should celebrate the 10 years with him, it's not usual that someone still comes back after 10 years.

as for the fast surfaces... hewitt (with a sort of similar style) plays better on fast too. maybe it's something to do with how they tend to get all the balls back, and the fast surface helps to give their own shots more pace.

Lesliem
09-06-2010, 08:51 AM
There is a good article about the smart game proposed by Arno against Fish here ;)http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/for-older-players-30-is-more-than-a-score/

For Older Players, 30 Is More Than a Score

And what about Arnaud Clement and Patty Schnyder yesterday? Mardy Fish got all the glory for outlasting Clement in five sets on Armstrong. The home crowd chanted “Go Fish” and treated Clement like an intruder. But the small Frenchman played the far more fascinating game. The 32-year-old Clement, who has modeled himself on Andre Agassi, is a classic counter-puncher. And in recent years, he has had to adjust to the trials of aging by developing a more cunning style, full of spin and flair. He now molds shots, going inside out to set up a slicing, down-the-line backhand. Intent on saving energy and neutralizing more powerful opponents, he takes balls off the short hop, cutting down on the distance he needs to run, controlling the pace. Unlike Fish, he doesn’t have a killer serve. His serve spins in, deceptively. He’s got guile and touch on his side, producing more complex tactics than most younger men attempt these days.