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Let's Go For Fall Season 2010

soulage
09-17-2010, 08:12 PM
It's start with Metz then Mons maybe Rennes :confused: otherwise he already entered Stockholm and Montpellier.

Metz field is really good for a 250 the draw is tomorrow.

Kezzi
09-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Reports from first two days in Mons are covered. ;) Anyone going to Metz? :p

soulage
09-18-2010, 07:32 PM
Metz draws are out Lukas Lacko first round and with Nico they draw again Fleming and Skupski :rolleyes:

[1] Marin Cilic- Bye
Lukas Lacko -Arnaud Clément
Michael Berrer -Rainer Schuettler
Qualifié-[6] Phillip Kohlschreiber

soulage
09-19-2010, 07:08 PM
in lequipe today they gave the schedule of all the frenchies we were right as Arno will play a lot of tournaments Mons, Rennes, Stockholm, Montpellier, Bale or Valence and Bercy. For the last two it should be the qualies.

soulage
09-21-2010, 04:38 PM
He was playing doubles today and they lost :sad:. Nico is still exhausted and I think they are not a great double team atm. Nico says he was playing today because it was important for Arno. After i saw the match saturday i don't think Arno is as poor to win only 3 match in 6 months in doubles so surely a problems to play with differents partner or an injured Nico. Pity he's not healthy for him and for their team.

After the doubles Arno went in stands to watch Adrian losing to Paulo and on WLT they report some words of Arno http://www.welovetennis.fr/open-de-moselle/27650-quelques-mots-avec-arnaud-clement. He says that he doesn't know Lacko but he wants to be focus on himself trying to be fit. He says that he doesn't think partnering Mika in the next weeks and says that everything is OK with Nico. Well I'm not convinced by his last answer :lol: They all always losing :lol: . For Tomorrow no streaming but Arno will surely need to serve better than he did Saturday.

http://c.cdn.belga.be/picture/22465532/preview/watermark

soulage
09-22-2010, 04:55 PM
46/26 in one hour

I read in the livescore thread that in first set he was 4-1 up starting with 3 loves services games :eek: Then he surely had a collapse :lol: as when I open my scoreboard he was 3-0 down in the second set and then 4-0. lost 9 games in a row that's a big black out :devil:. Big loss this one even without any expectations for this tournament. Now he has some days to recover and we'll see in the next challengers if the good days have totally left him or he just need the energy back after the USO and the DC :angel: He has 10 days before Mons. I assume some days off after leaving Metz.

Marine
09-22-2010, 05:23 PM
I've just read the news...he's still on his cloud and his mind still is in Lyon ;)
He made great effort the last week-end, and I prefer a million times he lost at first round against an unknown player than against the argentinians of course. I forgive him :lol:

I agree, I'm not convinced by the team arnaud/nico in double, but they've still not understood arnaud/nico, mika/bennet is a mistake !
Plz, guys, go back to arnaud/mika, nico/mahut, that's the best pairs !
(ok, mika/bennet is not bad at all but Mika can play with lots of players, it's not the case of 3 others players)

soulage
09-22-2010, 05:32 PM
I think he was mentally burn out but when i read that he started so well it's surprising but we'll see next weeks hoping good draw.

Nico repeats again in the interview in grand chelem hat it had been tough for him to stop playing with Bennet indeed everybody was sad :lol: Nico and Arno does't enter all the tournament with their ranking they will not continue ton play a long time on the main tour if they doesn't win points.

soulage
09-22-2010, 06:58 PM
In the post match conference available on WLT Arno explains that he didn't have the energy today. He was OK after that loss as he hopes it's an accident. He has many points to defend so he will try to stay in the positiv way of USO. He has no expectations for DC final as he feels like an alternates who was only here because of Injury. He was in a hurry at the end of he conference cos he wants to take the last TGV.

No elbow protection and he stops the awful lacoste shirt :D

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/104352580.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF87892102A727B1636DE2E6B457EEC6C65D6E74 66F8FF0DAAE682EC085527F28A967F83

soulage
09-22-2010, 07:22 PM
As said above the part where Nico speaks about doubles i found that funny that they lived exactly the same thing Everything started in Marseille this year for both :lol: Arno and Nico is the association of dumped boys :lol:

Ca te permet de te fixer de nouveaux objectifs ?
Oui, même si ce ne sont plus les mêmes qu’à 20 ans. Quand tu sors des Juniors, tu dois avoir des objectifs à très long terme. A mon âge, ce terme est différent et bien plus court. Déjà, il y a le classement : revenir dans les 100 premiers. Ca passe par des Challengers, par un ou deux tours en Grand Chelem… A plus long terme, j’aimerais aussi réussir un gros coup en double. Aujourd’hui, je joue avec Arnaud [Clément] et j’en suis super content. D’ailleurs, ce qui se passe avec Arnaud sur les grands tournois et avec ERV [Edouard Roger-Vasselin] sur les Challengers, c’est vraiment bien. Je suis persuadé de pouvoir faire quelque chose et, ce, dès Bercy… Pour moi, le double, c’est vraiment important.

Parlons-en du double… Toi qui a longtemps joué en double aux côté de Julien Benneteau, comment tu vis votre séparation et sa collaboration avec Michael Llodra ?
C’est marrant que tu me poses cette question… Pour moi, c’est un sujet qui est super délicat, mais je n’ai pas de problèmes pour en parler. Julien, c’est l’un de mes meilleurs amis – on a grandi ensemble, on se connaît depuis qu’on a dix ans, j’ai passé presque plus de temps avec lui qu’avec mon frère dans ma vie... J’avoue que je n’imaginais pas avoir, un jour, un autre partenaire. Mais j’ai été blessé, je suis sorti un peu du truc à un moment donné et, lui, a dû jouer avec d’autres partenaires. C’est aussi à ce moment-là qu’il a commencé à être très performant en simple et à postuler à l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis. D’ailleurs, je suis super heureux et vraiment fier de voir qu’il arrive à vivre des moments comme ça. Je sais à quel point c’est important pour lui et c’est aussi pour ça qu’il joue au tennis. Sans le jalouser, j’aimerais bien connaitre, moi aussi, ces émotions. Bref, au départ, on avait prévu de jouer ensemble à Marseille, à Roland… Et puis, à Marseille, Guy Forget a réclamé qu’il joue avec Mika, c’était juste avant la Coupe Davis. Il a donc fait un premier choix que je pouvais comprendre, vu que c’était dans l’intérêt de l’équipe de France. Mais ça a été plus douloureux à Roland, où il a fait un deuxième choix. On devait jouer ensemble, il n’y avait pas de consignes du sélectionneur… C’est lui qui, sentant qu’il avait une carte à jouer en Coupe Davis pour former l’équipe de double titulaire avec Mika, a choisi de changer de partenaire. Il m’a donc annoncé qu’il jouerait avec Mika et il l’a fait le plus tôt possible – c’était pendant Indian Wells – pour que je puisse m’organiser. Il m’a expliqué que c’était un choix, pas du tout une demande de Guy ou de Lionel Roux, mais qu’il sentait que pour les prochaines rencontres, il avait une carte à jouer avec Mika. Pour moi, ça a été très douloureux : okay, c’est vrai que l’on joue tous pour les résultats, mais, moi, j’accorde aussi beaucoup d’importance au « partage » et au « jouer avec ». Le double, c’est un moment que j’apprécie, c’est une vraie respiration et j’y accorde une vraie importance dans ma saison.

Depuis, comment ça se passe ?
Je ne te cache pas qu’on a été un peu fâché pendant un temps. Mais bon, à un moment donné, on est amis, donc on a discuté. Ca me fait toujours une boule au ventre, rien que d’y penser, mais voilà, il faut faire avec. D’autant qu’il a certainement fait le bon choix pour sa carrière.

Marine
09-22-2010, 08:40 PM
As said above the part where Nico speaks about doubles i found that funny that they lived exactly the same thing Everything started in Marseille this year for both :lol: Arno and Nico is the association of dumped boys :lol:

Ca te permet de te fixer de nouveaux objectifs ?
Oui, même si ce ne sont plus les mêmes qu’à 20 ans. Quand tu sors des Juniors, tu dois avoir des objectifs à très long terme. A mon âge, ce terme est différent et bien plus court. Déjà, il y a le classement : revenir dans les 100 premiers. Ca passe par des Challengers, par un ou deux tours en Grand Chelem… A plus long terme, j’aimerais aussi réussir un gros coup en double. Aujourd’hui, je joue avec Arnaud [Clément] et j’en suis super content. D’ailleurs, ce qui se passe avec Arnaud sur les grands tournois et avec ERV [Edouard Roger-Vasselin] sur les Challengers, c’est vraiment bien. Je suis persuadé de pouvoir faire quelque chose et, ce, dès Bercy… Pour moi, le double, c’est vraiment important.

Parlons-en du double… Toi qui a longtemps joué en double aux côté de Julien Benneteau, comment tu vis votre séparation et sa collaboration avec Michael Llodra ?
C’est marrant que tu me poses cette question… Pour moi, c’est un sujet qui est super délicat, mais je n’ai pas de problèmes pour en parler. Julien, c’est l’un de mes meilleurs amis – on a grandi ensemble, on se connaît depuis qu’on a dix ans, j’ai passé presque plus de temps avec lui qu’avec mon frère dans ma vie... J’avoue que je n’imaginais pas avoir, un jour, un autre partenaire. Mais j’ai été blessé, je suis sorti un peu du truc à un moment donné et, lui, a dû jouer avec d’autres partenaires. C’est aussi à ce moment-là qu’il a commencé à être très performant en simple et à postuler à l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis. D’ailleurs, je suis super heureux et vraiment fier de voir qu’il arrive à vivre des moments comme ça. Je sais à quel point c’est important pour lui et c’est aussi pour ça qu’il joue au tennis. Sans le jalouser, j’aimerais bien connaitre, moi aussi, ces émotions. Bref, au départ, on avait prévu de jouer ensemble à Marseille, à Roland… Et puis, à Marseille, Guy Forget a réclamé qu’il joue avec Mika, c’était juste avant la Coupe Davis. Il a donc fait un premier choix que je pouvais comprendre, vu que c’était dans l’intérêt de l’équipe de France. Mais ça a été plus douloureux à Roland, où il a fait un deuxième choix. On devait jouer ensemble, il n’y avait pas de consignes du sélectionneur… C’est lui qui, sentant qu’il avait une carte à jouer en Coupe Davis pour former l’équipe de double titulaire avec Mika, a choisi de changer de partenaire. Il m’a donc annoncé qu’il jouerait avec Mika et il l’a fait le plus tôt possible – c’était pendant Indian Wells – pour que je puisse m’organiser. Il m’a expliqué que c’était un choix, pas du tout une demande de Guy ou de Lionel Roux, mais qu’il sentait que pour les prochaines rencontres, il avait une carte à jouer avec Mika. Pour moi, ça a été très douloureux : okay, c’est vrai que l’on joue tous pour les résultats, mais, moi, j’accorde aussi beaucoup d’importance au « partage » et au « jouer avec ». Le double, c’est un moment que j’apprécie, c’est une vraie respiration et j’y accorde une vraie importance dans ma saison.

Depuis, comment ça se passe ?
Je ne te cache pas qu’on a été un peu fâché pendant un temps. Mais bon, à un moment donné, on est amis, donc on a discuté. Ca me fait toujours une boule au ventre, rien que d’y penser, mais voilà, il faut faire avec. D’autant qu’il a certainement fait le bon choix pour sa carrière.

Juste énorme :lol: :lol:
arnaud, nico, cocufiés par leur pote. Tu m'étonnes qu'ils sont devenus si proches depuis, ils avaient des choses à partager !

I like their (arnaud/nico) sense of friendship, they're so sane/naive, that's so rare, especially in professionnal sport.
mika and bennet are more "terre à terre".

soulage
10-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Mons first round is Dancevic not easy draw the canadian struggles since he's coming back from injury during summer but he's talented guy on fast surface. No doubles while Nico is n the draw.

soulage
10-06-2010, 09:01 PM
he lost first set in the tie-break after leading it 4-2 :rolleyes: he struggles on each service games and has not exist on Dancevic good serve except at 4-5* when he broke back. That's look tough because of Dancevic or because Arno's off tennis :lol:

Marine
10-06-2010, 09:07 PM
A mix of both I guess LOL

Lesliem
10-06-2010, 09:46 PM
24 aces for Dancevic ! The kind of player I adore :rolleyes:

soulage
10-06-2010, 09:55 PM
67(6)/36 We can't say that he was deserving first set but his stats on tie-break are amazing :o

During that second set much better on returns with some BP opportunities to come back but it has not been enough. Dancevic serves many aces 25 for 2 DF and we don't have the service winners :eek: so when he breaks that's a big option. Pity Arno started badly many game 00-40 few times. I know that's was not a good draw so true that when the guy in front of you won so much free on serve that's tough.

As he said he has lot of points to defend and he starts the indoor season by two losses not very promissing and next field are not easy either. After the up come back to the down:confused: In the interview he gave he was looking tired by the season and wanted to save what he could save to finish not too far. Then starting 2011 with qualies he's not great but it remains tournaments to gain some points.

soulage
10-06-2010, 10:01 PM
24 aces for Dancevic ! The kind of player I adore :rolleyes:
25 i two sets :lol: with only 2 DF with the service winners he must have it almost 50 free points on serve :eek:. Arno needed one set to read Dancevic serve from 4-5-* in first set it has been better on returns but Arno didn't make the hold-up in the the tie-break and was broken early in second set which give confidence to the canadian.

Via
10-07-2010, 12:41 AM
arno doesn't get himself fired up for small tournaments, unfortunately

soulage
10-07-2010, 09:11 AM
yesterday he fought during all match but in the big serve was not an help. In challenger his opponents seem to play their best tennis against him :lol: while in ATP tour the guys think his a good first round :lol:

soulage
10-10-2010, 05:21 PM
He takes Romain Jouan first round of Rennes. Jouan will play his best tennis against top seed does arno will find a way to beat him we'll know tomorrow as he's scheduled monday evening and again he's not in the doubles draw :confused:

Marine
10-10-2010, 08:06 PM
Romain Jouan is at home (bretagne) he'll be very motived. So, all is possible, as usually with arnaud ;)

soulage
10-11-2010, 12:13 PM
Jouan can serve very well so if there is tie-break no need to wait the result :lol: the match should be shown on local tv but on internet maybe we could see it as there is the small video on the hompage of their site http://tvrennes35.fr/

soulage
10-11-2010, 07:52 PM
he won winning a tie-break :eek: :eek: I saw the end and well not great many UE but he won :angel:. He was concentrated as he said in post-match interview on court. He made the effort in the head even if the game was not fabulous apparently he found his first serve when he need it.

Kezzi
10-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Great :yeah: What was the actual scoreline? I can't find it, their website and the website with the tv are very unclear I think. :(

Lesliem
10-12-2010, 11:25 AM
Great :yeah: What was the actual scoreline? I can't find it, their website and the website with the tv are very unclear I think. :(

He won 7/6(3);6/4

It is said on the official website that Arno hit the ball with some kids after his match :)

http://nsa20.casimages.com/img/2010/10/12/101012102659739862.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)

Kezzi
10-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Nice photo :yeah: Though the lighting could've been better for Arnaud and especially the girl on his right.
He seems to be really into kids these days. :p

soulage
10-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Tomorow against Ouanna he will have to play better than he did yesterday to win the match. you've the video of his post match interview http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xf67mz_arnaud-clement-entree-reussie_sport
I think he has cut his hair and looks more young :D

Kezzi
10-12-2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the video :) I can understand some words already ;)
I liked his longer hair, so too bad he cut it. :awww:

soulage
10-12-2010, 08:34 PM
it's to help you to practice your french :). What he says he's almost the same he said in the past whe had lately taht we can sum up by every player is dangerous, it's more tough physically for him so more tough to keep his level, his spot in DC was due to the injury of the other guy.

Via
10-13-2010, 02:14 PM
He won 7/6(3);6/4

It is said on the official website that Arno hit the ball with some kids after his match :)

http://nsa20.casimages.com/img/2010/10/12/101012102659739862.jpg (http://www.casimages.com)

:eek: for a moment i thought you said he hit some kids with a ball :tennis:

glad it's the other way round :crazy:

soulage
10-13-2010, 07:56 PM
and again today he signs for the kids after his match :) he won 63/64 very good match quick on his legs motivated and as usual Josselin was looking a bit lazy :lol: Next is Dancevic who beats Dimitrov in two tie-breaks serving again very well 13 aces 70% of first serve. i repeat but that Dancevic on hard court is tough and frustrating.

soulage
10-14-2010, 12:30 PM
he was happy after the match feels better than last week http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xf73yp_arnaud-clement-en-costaud_sport some sentences in the newspapers
http://www.rennes.maville.com/sport/detail_-Arnaud-Clement-et-Marc-Gicquel-en-patrons_spo-1548003_actu.Htm and http://www.letelegramme.com/sports/tennis/open-de-rennes-clement-et-gicquel-sont-chauds-14-10-2010-1081761.php
Arnaud Clément, qui lui succède sur le court face à Josselin Ouanna, semble dans des dispositions équivalentes.

Clément : « Ce serait sympa qu'un Français gagne »

Fidèle à son habitude et à son jeu, il se bat sur toutes les balles. L'opposition de style tourne à son avantage dès le sixième jeu, lorsqu'il ravit le service du vainqueur de l'édition 2008. « Avec cette arme et son coup droit, il ne faut pas le laisser manoeuvrer car il devient très dangereux. Mais, en me montrant agressif, je suis vite rentré dans le match. Je me suis senti bien, très en jambes, beaucoup plus réactif que la semaine passée. Quand j'arrive à prendre la balle tôt, que mon jeu est bien en place, je ne subis pas, ce qui me permet aussi de venir au filet finir les points. Je me suis éclaté sur le court, alors que je n'étais pas plus rassuré que cela avant d'y pénétrer. »

En disant cela, Arnaud Clément fait référence à son dernier tournoi en date, à Mons, et une défaite en deux sets contre le Canadien Dancevic, qu'il affronte en quarts de finale, vendredi. « La semaine passée, mon jeu était très irrégulier et peu performant. Pour le battre, il va falloir que je lise mieux son service qu'il y a huit jours. Le bon match que je viens de produire m'apporte de la confiance. Dans cette salle pleine, devant ce public, ce serait sympa qu'un Français gagne en finale. »

Et il a sans doute une idée sur le nom du futur lauréat...

you can rewatch the match http://tvrennes35.fr/?mode=archives-vod&id=68

soulage
10-15-2010, 09:07 PM
76(7)/46/46
I didn't see first set. He was broken at 4-4 in second and third set he had the match in his end in the middle of second set but couldn' break the big serve of Dancevic. His baseline game was not great today and he made bad UE at 30-30 or deuce on Dancevic's serve that was close and there were the place to win but it didn't work. He said he was frustated at the end. It's a pity because he was very motivated this week. Only 18 points for this effort and a tough tournament in Stockholm next week.

Marine
10-15-2010, 11:08 PM
Yes, it's a pity, he was in form, in a good mood....

soulage
10-16-2010, 06:50 PM
yes great mood he was there for the title and he's surely more deceived than in past tournaments. His level was not bad but not enough good. His first round of Stockholm is Oli Rochus who made the final last year. At least it will be tennis and not only serves with those guys :lol: They were supposed to play doubles together but missed the cut and Arno is playing with Julian Knowle :eek:

He could be coachless as Boris will surely be with Adrian and Nico in Orleans and Pierre still with Flo in Seoul. He's the only french in the draw so some days to pratice his english :lol: Well there his buddy Robert and all his swedish pal to speak or he can lose early and come back in france to speak again french :lol:

Marine
10-16-2010, 07:19 PM
He's a big boy now, he's able to be the only french in a tournament. Remember the last year, he was alone in stockholm and that's there he had the declic ! (beginning of a good series of wins)

Kezzi
10-16-2010, 08:37 PM
Oli speaks French too. ;)

Marine
10-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Yes, at worse, he can speak with rochus. ;)

soulage
10-17-2010, 11:52 AM
yes he gets a french speaker friend :lol: Against Oli his baseline's game will have to be better than vs Dancevic. I didn't post it but he was not hapy with his level friday and now Arno will surely feel a bit of pression with all the points he had to defend until the end of the year.

Franck Dancevic a une habitude. Celle de délivrer ses premières balles à plus de 200km/h. Hier, face à Arnaud Clément, il a gentiment distribué une petite vingtaine d'aces. Son service a été l'arme majeure de son succès face à la tête de série n°1 du tournoi rennais. «Cette semaine, mon service va très bien. Je ne l'ai pas encore perdu une fois», sourit le demi-finaliste. Sa frappe lourde a été très difficile à gérer pour Clément. Dans le premier set, copier/coller du premier tour du Challenger de Mons où les deux hommes s'étaient affronté une semaine auparavant, le Canadien a dû céder face à la vista de la «Clé».

Clément «pas assez consistant»

Dans le tie-break, l'Aixois ne cède pas sous la pression, mené 3-6, il revient en serrant la vis (6-6). Le Canadien, aux allures de Federer en début de carrière, gâche une nouvelle balle de set (7-6). Et, d'une volée de revers, Clément passe devant, avant de remporter la manche (7-9), poing et cri rageurs en prime. A la reprise, Dancevic se plaint de la cheville et va profiter d'une entrée du soigneur pour se refaire la cerise. «J'ai joué quelques bons points», assure-t-il. De son côté, Clément n'a pas digéré les libertés accordées au Canadien pour se soigner. «Je n'ai jamais vu autant d'arrêts en si peu de temps. Mais ce n'est pas une excuse. Si j'ai perdu, c'est parce que j'ai mal joué. J'ai perdu sur des détails, des petits trucs. J'aurais dû être plus consistant», souffle-t-il. Incapable de contrer Dancevic, il a cédé les deux dernières manches 4-6, 4-6.

soulage
10-19-2010, 04:43 PM
60/64 :eek: I've read that the match was more close than the score. His stats shows that behind his second ball it's still tough but as Oli is not Dancevic he has break him many times :lol: Next is Lujbicic :devil:

today
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5096269621_9daf3f2b2e.jpg

soulage
10-20-2010, 07:55 PM
they lost in doubles vs a poor team :lol: well not a great association :devil: I saw the in car interview of Ljubicic and he's very confident to play Arno as he leads 9-2 winning their 9 last matches :eek: It will be on center court around 2 pm tomorrow.

Oli Rochus was sick a cold and a calf problem in the second set that's why the score has been 60 64.

Via
10-21-2010, 11:56 AM
poor oli rochus one of the few that arno can bully on court these days :lol:

Lesliem
10-21-2010, 01:26 PM
poor oli rochus one of the few that arno can bully on court these days :lol:

He played not so bad lately ! What about his Us Open and the Davis Cup ?

Via
10-21-2010, 02:18 PM
He played not so bad lattely ! What about his Us Open and the Davis Cup ?

no i haven't forgotten marcos baghdatis ;)

(but will he repeat next time they meet? who can he consistently beat? :bolt: )

soulage
10-21-2010, 07:12 PM
36/46 vs Ivan. Not a good match apparently with many UE from what i read. The croatian said the match was close until the new balls then more easy for him . Some points with the interview of Ivan who is always happy to meet arno :lol: http://svtplay.se/v/2203367/tennis/sammandrag_intervjuer__ivan_ljubicic__kroatien-arnaud_clement

Not easy that end of season now he has his spot for AO and is quite tired by this long season.If he could catch the top 75# it would be great but he needs around 100 points for that. Montpellier has great field and Valence or Bercy qualies are high level and if he did well in doubles he won't be able to play the qualies of Valence and Bercy :confused: Well we hope some wins :angel:

Kezzi
10-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Arnaud plays the sixth seed Albert Montanes in first round of Montpellier. Doubles draw isn't out yet. :(

soulage
10-24-2010, 12:33 PM
They'll play Ouanna/Monfils. We can't say that Montanes is an indoor player :lol: but he had a good season and is seeded here.

soulage
10-25-2010, 10:15 PM
lost his 90 points from last year losing 46/46 vs Montanes. It has been fast I didn't follow as there were no streaming :mad: but puting one eye on the scores sometimes he has been broken early in first set and I think he missed a 00-40 lead on Montanes's serve in second set :confused: I just look again and that was finished :timebomb:. As Nico is tired the doubles could also be short. A monday at this time he must have play in front of a small crowd :sad:

The season is long I counted that it's his 33th tournaments of year :eek: of course many first round exit :lol: but 33 that huge. Even a french tournament can't change the things for him. When you see that after all that business he'll play french tournament like Caen and the interclub :silly: If it works he could play 2 others as for Valence he's now 2nd in the alternates and still the fourth in Basel and for Bercy the Qlist is amazing :eek: with a cut around 65#. Last year he was more fresh at this time of the season. To catch some wins before the end he will need some luck imo.

Marine
10-25-2010, 10:20 PM
We just have to wait for a new "declic". His career always have been made with up and downs... sometimes, we don't know why, himself neither, but he has a good serie of wins, or a good tounrament. It will be like that until the end. Many downs and suddenly, a good tournament.

soulage
10-25-2010, 10:32 PM
For 2010 i think he's too tired 33th tournament :eek: I don't think a declic will happen in Valence or Bercy.
In a way he can be proud to finish again in top 100# :rocker2: while he's one of the oldest player on the tour I mean playing singles the doubles player are all old :lol: . For Bercy he can't play the doubles with Nico without a WC but Mika could used him as an alternate solution :rolleyes: but for this they would need also a WC. He's forced to wait :rolleyes:

Avec qui allez-vous disputer le double sur cette fin de saison ?
Bennet (Julien Benneteau) ne peut pas jouer avec moi la semaine prochaine parce qu'il ne reprend qu'aujourd'hui. J'attends toujours pour Bercy. Je joue normalement avec Bennet à Paris. S'il ne peut pas, je jouerai avec la Clé (Arnaud Clément).

Lesliem
10-25-2010, 10:35 PM
He lost his serve 2 times on a double fault :( He had difficulties with his serve today and missed some opportunies

33 tournaments :eek: he said himself in the Miami chat that more than 32 was a lot !

I hope he could do some upsets for these last tournaments but he looks tired, the body is not so young :devil:

He is sure to finish the year in the top 100, even 90 it's a good thing : almost 10 years in a row in the top 100... not bad for the old Arno :D

soulage
10-25-2010, 10:43 PM
He lost his serve 2 times on a double fault :( He had difficulties with his serve today and missed some opportunies

33 tournaments :eek: he said himself in the Miami chat that more than 32 was a lot !

I hope he could do some upsets for these last tournaments but he looks tired, the body is not so young :devil:

He is sure to finish the year in the top 100, even 90 it's a good thing : almost 10 years in a row in the top 100... not bad for the old Arno :D
I think he served DF on BP because his stats on second serve are not good 41% of point won so he takes some risk. And yes he said that more that 30 was big :devil: but maybe he puts away all the first round exit so it's less :lol:

There is a little article on the official site and they write that Arno missed on the conclusion of the points http://www.opensuddefrance.com/ He looks lost on the pic :lol: and he didn't shave his beard while he did it normally before playing his first match in a tournament.

soulage
10-25-2010, 11:11 PM
He has some regret on second set as he says he had 00-30 and 00-40 and two consecutives games and that in indoor you have to take the opportunities and apparently at those moments he played badly.He's sad because he was feeling good and though that it was an opponent he could beat in indoor. And he denies to have a pain on shoulder while he had a ice pack on :rolleyes:. http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20101025_230331_clement-elimine.html

Au premier tour, Arnaud Clément s'incline (6-4, 6-4) face à Albert Montanes, solide dans tous les compartiments du jeu.
Connaissez-vous la valeur-étalon d'un joueur ? Comme le mètre ou l'or, il matérialise une unité de mesure. Sur le circuit, Albert Montanes symbolise bien cette référence. Il n'a pas de gros points forts, mais il n'a pas de vraies faiblesses. « Il a un bon coup droit, il se déplace vraiment bien, il a beaucoup progressé en revers, résume Arnaud Clément, battu (6-4, 6-4 en 1h20') au premier tour par l'Espagnol. Un mec qui est 23e mondial, ce n'est pas un peintre. Je suis déçu, mais sa victoire n'est pas illogique. »

Et le premier set démontre la valeur de l'Espagnol qui pourrait retrouver Michaël Llodra, opposé mardi à Olivier Rochus, au deuxième tour. Pendant une demi-heure, il prend de vitesse Arnaud Clément qui se bat pour ne pas encaisser un double break. « Il a extrêmement bien joué au premier set, constate l'Aixois qui arrive avec une poche de glace sur l'épaule tout en niant une quelconque douleur. J'essayais de sauver le double break plus qu'autre chose. Il a très peu raté et très bien joué. » Puis le match s'équilibre et les regrets arrivent. «C'était plus accessible. J'avais davantage les cartes en main, déplore le Français. J'ai des occasions avant lui, mais je ne les gère pas bien. Je ne finis pas bien. C'est un peu dommage. »

Et il compte encore ses occasions manquées. En salle sur surface rapide, cela ne pardonne pas. Une double faute « de merde » selon ses termes vient clouer les débats à 6-4, 4-4 (30-40). « Je suis vraiment déçu car je me sentais bien et je pensais que c'était un adversaire à ma portée. On est en indoor, il faut saisir les occasions, explique Arnaud Clément qui doit maintenant disputer le double avec Nicolas Mahut. Quand je mène 0-30 ou 0-40 sur deux jeux d'affilée, c'est à moi de faire le petit truc en plus pour forcer la décision.» C'est aussi ça un joueur-étalon. Cela ne pardonne pas la moindre imprécision. - S. D., à Montpellier

Marine
10-25-2010, 11:22 PM
For 2010 i think he's too tired 33th tournament :eek: I don't think a declic will happen in Valence or Bercy.
In a way he can be proud to finish again in top 100# :rocker2: while he's one of the oldest player on the tour I mean playing singles the doubles player are all old :lol: . For Bercy he can't play the doubles with Nico without a WC but Mika could used him as an alternate solution :rolleyes: but for this they would need also a WC. He's forced to wait :rolleyes:


Arnaud le bouche-trou ! :eek:

soulage
10-26-2010, 12:30 PM
yes and how do you say this in english, stop-gap :confused: Anyway I think Bennet will be enough ready for playing doubles in Bercy and to prepare DC Bennet will play it that's quite sure. Arno play today his doubles with Nico.

Marine
10-26-2010, 02:08 PM
ahh it makes me angry, their association (arnaud/ nico) is so bad, they're not able to win together. Ok they're quite friends but it's not enough.
I keep on thinking bennet shoud play again with mahut and mika with arnaud. :o

(I know it's also a strategic team for DC, but I don't care :rolleyes:)

soulage
10-26-2010, 02:54 PM
you'll see that next year Mika will play with Zimonjic and Bennet we don't don't know :confused: I found strange that Mika split with Bennet while they had a good year together. He loves split :lol: For Arno/Nico true that they're not great but they have struggle with the injury and the tiredness of Nico most of the time or with bad draw it make me think that the double ranking of Arno will soon be too bad for 250 tournament :sad:

Marine
10-26-2010, 05:27 PM
In my opinion, bennet is jealous, he didn't like mika cheated on him with arnaud in the 1/2 in Lyon :lol:
(arnaud n'a fait que récupérer son bien :o:devil: LOL)

Kezzi
10-26-2010, 06:36 PM
I can't imagine Nenad and Daniel will split. :awww: But I guess it will be fun to watch Nenad and Mika together, though it must mean Mika needs to focus on doubles more. He can't leave Nenad hanging when he wants to focus on singles. :)
And I do hope Arnaud & Mika will play together in DC. My theory is that it depends on the second players in both teams, cause Nenad can lead the Serbian team on his own, so Mika needs his best partner. Which is Arnaud imo. ;)

soulage
10-26-2010, 07:21 PM
Their new first round loss 26/67(5) won't change your appreciation Marine :lol: I follow first games on scoreboard and Arno hits 3 DF in his first service game :rolleyes:. It was not looking good so no surprised by the score :devil:. Maybe he has this pain on his shoulder anyway he didn't win a double except DC since LA. For doubles it doesn't work anymore since the spring :sad: He won't have stayed longtime in Montpellier with all his french pals :drink:. If the shoulder let him quite free he should try Valence Qualies unless he's fed up :shout:
And I do hope Arnaud & Mika will play together in DC. My theory is that it depends on the second players in both teams, cause Nenad can lead the Serbian team on his own, so Mika needs his best partner. Which is Arnaud imo. ;)
Nenad is not great lately but Djokovic, Tipsy and Troicki worked the doubles since one month playing in each tournament i don't know who will be his partner. For Arno his stats on doubles are awful since Miami :eek: He's tired a bit injured and feels like the weak link :sad: The only thing I hope is that Forget won't pick him as a sparring partner because 3 time in a career that's tough.

Kezzi
10-26-2010, 07:40 PM
Their new first round loss 26/67(5) won't change your appreciation Marine :lol:
Nenad is not great lately but Djokovic, Tipsy and Troicki worked the doubles since one month playing in each tournament i don't know who will be his partner. For Arno his stats on doubles are awful since Miami :eek: He's tired a bit injured and feels like the weak link :sad: The only thing I hope is that Forget won't pick him as a sparring partner because 3 time in a career that's tough.
Didn't change mine either, I like Nico/Arnaud in doubles. :)
I think Nenad will be better in DC, usually a lot of players are and it's the final. Serbia will be better prepared than ever I guess. :unsure: And he might not be great lately, but he's still #2, playing at home :unsure:.
Sparring partners are important too. :D And at least he's there to support and celebrate with the team. :angel:

Marine
10-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Didn't change mine either, I like Nico/Arnaud in doubles. :)

They're very useless, kezzi ! LOL
Don't say me you hope them to continue together the next year.
I'd like to see arnaud winning some double matches...

Kezzi
10-26-2010, 10:16 PM
They're very useless, kezzi ! LOL
Don't say me you hope them to continue together the next year.
I'd like to see arnaud winning some double matches...
For the winning of matches it might be better if Arnaud finds a different partner, but they're always having fun on court and I like that. :) That's what I meant to say with liking them as a team.


And eh, is that Arnaud's underwear in your avatar Soulage? :lol: I vaguely remember that photo, but not sure if it was Arnaud. :scratch:

Lesliem
10-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Arnaud enters directly Valencia and plays double with Jo Tsonga ;)

Kezzi
10-28-2010, 09:26 PM
Do I smell a hint of Davis Cup preparation there? :angel:

Marine
10-28-2010, 10:31 PM
ugh, unlikely pair !

Kezzi
10-28-2010, 10:34 PM
It's an unlikely pair, but spending time by playing matches together can be seen as a team building activity. :p

soulage
10-30-2010, 07:13 PM
i'm reading the report of Jo/Gael match and it looks like Jo felts again a pain in his knee. I would not be surprised if they withdraw from doubles. Arno draws a qualifier some guys on fire lately are playing it so not so easy.

soulage
11-01-2010, 09:13 PM
46/26 vs Gabashvili. his stats on second serve are so poor :eek:

soulage
11-02-2010, 11:51 AM
he's burn out for his 34th of the year :rolleyes: he was feeling bad since few days he's quite deceived because this first round was winnable but as usual he lucid saying he was pathetic yesterday :lol: and vincent cognet writes that it would tough to do more worst in Bercy :lol:

Marine
11-02-2010, 12:23 PM
Arnaud and the journalist, both have good humor ! :lol:

soulage
11-03-2010, 08:26 PM
He gets a MD WC for Bercy http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2010/?ID=6726 . He would get more to win a match in qualies maybe :lol: Well as he was not in good shape one or two more days to rest can help.

soulage
11-05-2010, 08:01 PM
funny he gets exactly the same draw than last year in Bercy with Lopez well last year Arno was in better shape. Anyway good luck vs the spaniard. It has been confirmed that he will be doubles with Mika.

Marine
11-05-2010, 08:49 PM
Now, I'm pretty sure arnaud/mika is the double team for the final .

Kezzi
11-05-2010, 09:14 PM
I really hope so :bounce:

soulage
11-06-2010, 08:05 PM
Now, I'm pretty sure arnaud/mika is the double team for the final .
a loss in first round of Bercy should not help them to be sure for the final :lol: . They play Butorac/Rojer who lately won Tokyo, Stockholm and were in semi in Basel well a solid team atm. And when you see all the pression put by french medias on the players. Not easy

For the training session, Arno can be called as Forget will take at least five guys.

Kezzi
11-06-2010, 10:57 PM
When they make it to the second round can already practice against Nenad. :p

Where is the training session? already in Serbia? :scratch:

soulage
11-07-2010, 11:47 AM
The training session for DC final will be more longer with some some days in a place in france not known for the moment and then they flight on sunday to Belgrade so at least 10 days of training. For the session in france it will have at least 5 guys.

Arno and Mika are praticing together on center court of Bercy. Arno should play vs Lopez tomorrow

soulage
11-08-2010, 04:55 PM
67(8)/76(7)/63

I didn't see the match only few games the match lasted 2h40 so of course i was not able to watch all :lol: It looks that it was close and that left serve of Lopez was great on the bercy's surface which is faster than last year. Lopez hit 30 aces but 22 by arno :eek: Arno was motivated because his grand-monther who is 83 years old came especially from Marseille to watch him in Bercy for the first time :angel: He explains that she was an extra motivation to win. So cute :angel: In the interview by 20 minutes he recognised he had played too much this year :tape: You've also a video on the tournament facebook http://www.facebook.com/BNPPARIBASMASTERS?v=wall

INTERVIEW - Le Français, prétendant à une place en double en finale de la Coupe Davis, réalise un grand coup à Bercy en sortant Feliciano Lopez au premier tour...

Tel un canard étêté, Arnaud Clément galope autant qu'à ses débuts sur le Central de Bercy. Comme en 2009, l'Aixois a sorti au premier tour Feliciano Lopez (6-7, 7-6, 6-3), dans une rencontre où il n'était pas vraiment favori. A trois semaines de la finale de la Coupe Davis, celui qui prétend jouer le double au côté de Llodra se réveille au bon moment.

Comment analysez-vous cette victoire? C'est la patience qui a payé?
J'avais de bonnes sensations. J'ai fait énormément d'aces (22), de services gagnants. Et j'ai eu beaucoup de chance de breaker une fois pendant le match. Le seul break que j'ai fait, c'est plus lui qui me l'a donné en fait... Le plus dur, c'était de maintenir l'intensité au niveau de la concentration. Et je l'ai fait.

Qu'avez-vous fait pour vous changer les idées après les défaites des semaines passées?
J'avais plusieurs options. La première, c'était de poser la raquette et la laisser dans l'armoire. Ne rien faire pendant trois quatre jours. Et il y en avait une autre. Prendre une journée et retourner à l'entraînement dès le lendemain. C'est ce que j'ai fait. Et puis on a fait un entraînement tous les jours. J'ai eu du jus très vite. Les sensations sont revenues.

Les années passent et vous courrez toujours autant...
(il rit) Vous n'étiez pas à Valence la semaine dernière... Je sens que j'ai de l'énergie, que je suis très réactif. Les déplacements sont bons. Je me fais plaisir parfois, mais ce n'est pas toutes les semaines comme ça. L'erreur que j'ai fait cette année, c'est d'avoir un peu trop joué.

Quand la confiance n'est pas là en simple, est-ce la même chose en double ou vous jouez à Bercy avec Llodra?
Non, je peux perdre en simple et rebondir avec le double. En double, il faut avoir du jus. Ça va très vite. Si je joue très bien en simple, j'ai les cartes en main pour bien jouer en double, forcément. Mais l'inverse n'est pas vrai. Le double, c'est plus facile. Il y a moins de choses à gérer.

Comment gérez-vous la perspective de jouer la finale de Belgrade justement?
Dans ma situation et par rapport à ce que j'ai vécu, notamment lors des finales de 2001 et 2002, j'ai beaucoup de recul par rapport à la sélection. On est à Bercy quand même. Ce n'est pas rien. Je suis concentré dessus. Tout le monde pense à Belgrade parce que l'objectif du tennis français c'est la finale de la Coupe Davis. Mais moi, je me concentre sur ce que je peux maîtriser. J'essaye d'être à fond, donner mon maximum sur le court. Vous savez, j'ai ma grand-mère qui est monté de Marseille pour me voir jouer aujourd'hui. Elle a 83 ans. J'avais envie de gagner pour lui faire plaisir. Ma priorité c'est ça. Pas une hypothétique sélection.

Jouer devant Guy Forget, c'est une pression supplémentaire?
Non, c'est d'abord un ami. Je suis content quand on mange ensemble comme quand il est là au bord du court pour m'encourager. Pas qu'il est capitaine de l'équipe de Coupe Davis. S'il juge que j'ai ma place en équipe de France, j'en suis heureux. Mais ce sont deux choses complètement différentes.

kukka
11-08-2010, 06:24 PM
That was a good win over Feliciano. :) I left to the grocery store when it was 5-6 in the second set and thought that things might not go well for Arnaud. But I was glad to come back home and see from live scoreboard that Arnaud had won. :D

soulage
11-08-2010, 08:02 PM
He already plays his second round vs Verdasco tomorrow and at the end of afternoon he has also doubles but their opponents have changes it's Berrer/Giraldo. Buzy day tomorrow.

Another video about his win for his grand mother http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tous-sports/tennis-bercy-clement-a-l-esprit-de-famille/?sig=iLyROoafZ4YT and an interview on atp site http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2010/11/Paris-2010-Monday-Interview-Clement.aspx and the highlights of monday http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Media/Videos/2010/11/Paris-2010-Monday-Early-Highlights.aspx

Via
11-09-2010, 12:51 AM
the granny has taken her time to attend his tennis matches :eek: but better late than never :D

and gosh lopez must be going downhill too to allow so many aces from arno :worship:

soulage
11-09-2010, 03:24 PM
63/36/06

I watched some games of second set and after having some BP in the first game he was broken the first 0-2 down. He broke Verdasco two times to lead *3-2 he had few game points to lead 4-2 but was broken due to a lack of first serve. His pourcentage of first serve goes down along that set. He was looking tired from that debreak certainly because of the lift of Verdasco who was also playing better with more intensity while arno was sinking but surely because of yesterday match. It looks like he had only one hours of fuel today. Pity he has not been able to close that in two sets pity he had no more energy to play like he did at the beginning of the match. Frustrating :sad:

Then i follow a bit on scoreboard and he double faulted with no first serve. I watch the stats of that last set and it has been a nightmare :help: . He lost 10 games in row tough to finish the year with a bagel and tough because he had his chance today. He must play doubles soon but with his tiredness it will be difficult :rolleyes:.

Marine
11-09-2010, 09:31 PM
the granny has taken her time to attend his tennis matches :eek: but better late than never :D

and gosh lopez must be going downhill too to allow so many aces from arno :worship:

It's the first time in Bercy but I think she uses to attend to open 13 in marseille.

soulage
11-09-2010, 09:53 PM
Arno has waited the doubles to do his press conference because he was really frustrated :sad:. He doesn't understand what's happened. He's furious with himself because the win was in his hand and he gives the match to Verdasco in his opinionhttp://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20101109_212228_clement-ne-comprend-pas.html.

Well guy i think you was tired. He says that in doubles he served well and they win 75/63 :D now they play tomorrow just after Mika will have finish his match vs Isner. Not easy to play two match the same day with short rest especially Nestor/Zimonjic.

Via
11-10-2010, 11:05 AM
It's the first time in Bercy but I think she uses to attend to open 13 in marseille.

thanks, i guess i don't remember seeing any pic of her... or maybe my memory is getting to 'grandma' level :o

Arno has waited the doubles to do his press conference because he was really frustrated :sad:. He doesn't understand what's happened. He's furious with himself because the win was in his hand and he gives the match to Verdasco in his opinionhttp://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2010/20101109_212228_clement-ne-comprend-pas.html.

Well guy i think you was tired. He says that in doubles he served well and they win 75/63 :D now they play tomorrow just after Mika will have finish his match vs Isner. Not easy to play two match the same day with short rest especially Nestor/Zimonjic.

no need to be frustrated as the results here are much better than i had expected (but then you know i don't expect much of him lol) but good to see there's still much hope inside the 'old' guy.

soulage
11-10-2010, 08:57 PM
It's in france in front of his family he had of course much more expectations. Well they lost in doubles 46/46. I just see the result on the scoreboard. To beat top team they would need more automatism as shows their poor stats behind second serve.

Official season 2010 is over :wavey:

Via
11-12-2010, 11:10 AM
i think it's time to thank soulage for your tireless reports of news and many other stuff this year. please stay around for as long as arno plays :worship:

official season is over but this guy still shows up in public until perhaps when xmas is near :p

in two weeks or so we'll start to get the new year's entry lists :wavey: