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lalaland
12-29-2010, 06:24 PM
I was gonna start the thread when the Brisbane draw comes out, but at second thought, I wanna start it a little earlier so I can send in a prayer to the draw god ;). "Dear draw god, please give Gilles good draws for 2011 :smooch: (:secret: esp. for the slams please)." Haha, hope draw god gets my msg.

So, let's all hope that Gilles can advance his ranking much during the Downunder season. :bounce: Excited that the new season will start in like 3 days.

Be back when the draw comes out, in a day or so? whenever it comes out :rolleyes:, getting impatient......

Kezzi
12-29-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm sending a prayer with you. :D Allez Gilou! :bounce:

misty1
12-30-2010, 12:42 AM
lets hope for a good draw to start the year off with

Gillouthe best
12-30-2010, 08:14 AM
Allez Gillou, when does Brisbane draw cames out?

MsTree
12-30-2010, 08:05 PM
The draw is made at noon local time on the 1st. Allez! :D

WarriorA
12-31-2010, 02:45 AM
Gillou :rocker2::banana: Can't wait :D

Miss him.

Davodus
12-31-2010, 09:08 AM
:bigwave: I saw Gilles practice today, so I thought I'd come here and share my photos

http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalFridayDecember312010# i posted all my days photos there, the photos of Gilles start about half way down. Sorry about the fence!

He was hitting quite well btw, looked healthy and ready to go.

MsTree
12-31-2010, 09:42 AM
Good to hear an update :D And thanks for the pics :)

lalaland
01-01-2011, 03:02 AM
Brisbane Draw, his quarter:

F. Lopez/Petzschner
Anderson/Granollers

Simon/Giraldo
Becker/Verdasco

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/339/mds.pdf
Not bad, I guess. Good luck Gilles. Allez

Davodus
01-01-2011, 03:12 AM
Good first round for sure.

I saw Gilles again today, took some more photos which I added in here
http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalSaturdayJanuary12011#

simplet
01-01-2011, 09:51 AM
That's a pretty good draw, Verdasco had a lot of time to finally find his marbles though... Hopefully the beating Simon gave him last time might count for something.

misty1
01-01-2011, 12:31 PM
thats a nice draw, hopefully he can get a few wins

Gillouthe best
01-01-2011, 12:34 PM
Brisbane doubles draw is out, Gilles/Florent meet with WC Ebden/Luczak
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/MMDD-1.1.11.pdf

Silver.
01-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Not a bad draw! I'm looking forward to it :) Allez Gilles!

MsTree
01-02-2011, 08:39 AM
OOP is out http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/339/op.pdf

Gillou plays 4th on Court 1. Haven't found any streams yet for any court, never mind court 1 :lol:

Allez Gilles! :D

Davodus
01-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Centre court will have streams from tomorrow, but court 1 wont. I'll go to the match though, try and get some good photos/videos for everyone, and I'll let you know how he plays ;)

gambit84
01-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Good Luck Gillou, hopefully this is gonna be a different year ;)

misty1
01-02-2011, 07:38 PM
he's got nowhere to go but up this year so hopefully he can get back to the top 10 where he belongs..its a long climb but he can do it

at the very least top 15

Silver.
01-03-2011, 12:06 AM
I look forward to it Davodus! Thanks again :D

lalaland
01-03-2011, 05:55 AM
Thanks Davodus, looking forward to your photos and reports.

Gilles' match about to start. Allez Gilles!

lalaland
01-03-2011, 06:13 AM
Broken in the first serve game :rolleyes:

C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
01-03-2011, 06:41 AM
Well, he's not looking good so far, eventhough I can't actually see him . But he had 2 serve games that he won at love and the other 2 serve games that he got broken. Still rusty? C'mon Gilles, last time he played Santi, he beat him 2 and 1. He better comes back soon or at set 2.

lalaland
01-03-2011, 06:46 AM
Lost the first set 6-2 :o :mad:
Time to start playing, Gilles! Allez.

Gillouthe best
01-03-2011, 07:27 AM
6-2,5-3

Gillouthe best
01-03-2011, 07:28 AM
Only 1 break point saved of 4 and Giraldo saved the five Gillou has

lalaland
01-03-2011, 07:30 AM
emmmm, ok, he lost, oh well.

First tournament out of the way, maybe he'll get back in form for the next one.... well, he better. Still has double to get some court time though, so GL. Allez Gilles.

Gillouthe best
01-03-2011, 07:30 AM
Hi lalaland, how did Gilles managed to lose 6-2,6-3 against Giraldo?

scoobs
01-03-2011, 07:33 AM
62 63?

Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça? :sad:

lalaland
01-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Hi lalaland, how did Gilles managed to lose 6-2,6-3 against Giraldo?

Wish I know why.

Maybe Davodus will tell us what he saw, if he was at the match.
Can only hope for a better result in the next tournament.

Davodus
01-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Giraldo played out of his skin :rolleyes: Everything was a winner, or a huge shot deep into the corner :o At one stage Gilles threw his hands up and said bravo, because the guy couldn't do any wrong. Just played so well...also Gilles started out trying to be too aggressive, and was making errors at the wrong times. The most annoying thing was Gilles had so many chances, but on every chance he had the guy played a flawless point. Gilles was also very annoyed from the first game on, talking to himself so much and really frustrated. A lot of that came from Giraldo's game. It was just really annoying for me to watch.

Anyway my photos from the day are in here :
http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalMondayJanuary32011#
Gilles photos are at the end.

FlameOn
01-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Poussin. :hug::sad:

I hope the knee wasn't a factor. :(

scoobs
01-03-2011, 08:50 AM
Well at least it's a Giraldo played well story, not a Gillou played appallingly badly - that's better, though not great.

Sombrerero loco
01-03-2011, 09:01 AM
omg what a loss gillou!better luck next time

Davodus
01-03-2011, 09:47 AM
Poussin. :hug::sad:

I hope the knee wasn't a factor. :(

He moved really well :shrug: It just got too much when the guy was just having one of those days.

misty1
01-03-2011, 12:16 PM
...next time?:sad:

turtle-rn
01-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Giraldo played out of his skin :rolleyes: Everything was a winner, or a huge shot deep into the corner :o At one stage Gilles threw his hands up and said bravo, because the guy couldn't do any wrong. Just played so well...also Gilles started out trying to be too aggressive, and was making errors at the wrong times. The most annoying thing was Gilles had so many chances, but on every chance he had the guy played a flawless point. Gilles was also very annoyed from the first game on, talking to himself so much and really frustrated. A lot of that came from Giraldo's game. It was just really annoying for me to watch.
Doesn't bode well for the rest of the season. :( No matter how Giraldo played, Gilles would have had a hard time winning a match when he gets in this sort of mood from first game on.

Thanks for the report and :worship: @your location info. ^^

MsTree
01-03-2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the report Davodus, and the commentary. Gilles :hug:

Silver.
01-03-2011, 05:05 PM
oh dear! What the hell happened there :rolleyes: Thanks for the report Davodus. He has such a good chance of rising through the rankings early on, I hope he doesn't waste it. Such a shame, i though he had a really good draw too, ah well, onwards and upwards Gilles! (please) :p

lalaland
01-03-2011, 05:06 PM
Not sure soundly beaten by Giraldo is any better than playing appallingly bad. Either way, sucks that he starts another season grumpily yet again. Getting older hasn't calm him down yet :p.

Thanks Davodus for the pics and report.

lalaland
01-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Krystlel also has a match report on his blog:

http://www.tennis-brain.com/2011/01/brisbane-international-day-1-blog.html

Tepasaf
01-03-2011, 08:39 PM
:bigwave: I saw Gilles practice today, so I thought I'd come here and share my photos

http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalFridayDecember312010# i posted all my days photos there, the photos of Gilles start about half way down. Sorry about the fence!

He was hitting quite well btw, looked healthy and ready to go.

Safarova and Dokic are hot:):eek::D

sammy01
01-04-2011, 05:45 PM
what was that??????????????????????????

i gave up following on livescores after a while. simon come on, i wont get to see you bulge or tennis on livestream if you lose this early.

add in chak played just as shockingly and my faves need to wake up already.

lalaland
01-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Saw this at Ayane's blog, from L'Equipe:

BRISBANE —
de notre envoyé spécial

L' orage en fond sonore et les éclairs sur le court : ceux de Santiago. Giraldo (64e), imperturbable cogneur du fond aux revers long de ligne frappés comme des coups de massue. Même si les jeux étaient presque tous très longs, Gilles Simon n'a pas pu lutter au début face à une telle déferlante, mené 6-2, 2-0 avant que le Colombien finisse par enfin dézoner.
Mais tandis que le Français enchaînait les balles de break pour espérer renverser la tendance (cinq au total, jamais converties), c'est la qu'il aura péché sur des fautes directes qui faisaient tache dans un jeu globalement assez au point pour une reprise. Drôle de match au score de fessée (6-2, 6-3), mais qui laisse pas mal d'espoir au perdant.

« Ça jouait très bien, mais j'étais juste au-dessous, analysait Simon, qui, la frustration aidant, aura beaucoup trop parlé sur le court en dépit de ses bonnes résolutions pour 2011. J'ai souvent senti que ça pouvait tourner, mais il manquait à chaque fois le petit truc. À Bercy l'an dernier contre Golubev, à Montpellier contre Nalbandian, même dominé au début, j'avais justement retourné la situation. Pas là, ça ne revenait toujours pas, y avait toujours la faute bébête ! ll y avait beaucoup de moments où je frappais bien, mais avec la petite séquence où je n'osais pas, où je faisais la petite faute. Et comme je sens que les coups sont dans la raquette, je n'ai pas eu envie de lui proposer autre chose, de ne plus jouer au tennis pour l'empêcher d'être dans sa filière favorable. » Loin d'être accablé, Simon était prêt à rejouer contre Giraldo « sans crainte » au meilleur des cinq manches à l'Open d'Australie. — F. Ra.
Lequipe (04/01/2010)



Google translate is not doing that well so I don't quite understand what he said at the second half of the paragraph. But it seems he's not that good at keeping his new year resolution. Oh well, Gilles, you have a whole year to keep trying ;).

Gillouthe best
01-04-2011, 08:54 PM
Gillou playing doubles with Florent in court 1 tomorrow

lalaland
01-05-2011, 05:01 AM
Gilles & Flo lost their double match 6/3 6/2.
Moving on to Sydney...

Davodus
01-05-2011, 06:16 AM
The match was moved into centre court, where I was anyway so I saw it. Gilles and Serra both didn't play well :shrug: not much to say, Ebden and Luczak seemed to combine better, whereas Gilles and Florent didn't seem to be putting the balls away and taking over the net very well. The only positive for me was how well Gilles moved in this match.
I added photos from it here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalWednesdayJanuary52011#

Gillouthe best
01-05-2011, 08:06 AM
Now, i realize that losing to Santi was a big errot from Gilles. If he get past Giraldo, he was supposed to meet Becker and then Anderson, so he was close from a semifinal here.

lalaland
01-05-2011, 04:54 PM
The match was moved into centre court, where I was anyway so I saw it. Gilles and Serra both didn't play well :shrug: not much to say, Ebden and Luczak seemed to combine better, whereas Gilles and Florent didn't seem to be putting the balls away and taking over the net very well. The only positive for me was how well Gilles moved in this match.
I added photos from it here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Davodus/BrisbaneInternationalWednesdayJanuary52011#

Thanks for the pics.
Did he stay back or at the net often? I only saw him play double like 1.5 yrs ago, and he wasn't at the net as often as he should be. So I wonder...

Davodus
01-06-2011, 02:41 PM
He was at the net as much as anyone else, he just didn't play that well at net :lol:

teem
01-06-2011, 02:43 PM
:worship:He was at the net as much as anyone else, he just didn't play that well at net :lol:

lalaland
01-06-2011, 04:49 PM
He was at the net as much as anyone else, he just didn't play that well at net :lol:


Thanks. good to hear, even if he's not good at the net, as least he gets some practice ;).

lalaland
01-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Just noticed that Gilles and Jeremy are in the double alternate list in Sydney...

...
9 Benneteau, Julien (FRA)/Gasquet, Richard (FRA) 68
10 Erlich, Jonathan (ISR)/Ram, Andy (ISR) 68
11 (OS)
12 (OS)
13 (OS)
14 (OS)
15 (WC)
16 (WC)

ALTERNATES
1 Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)/Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP) 71
2 Chardy, Jeremy (FRA)/Simon, Gilles (FRA) 86
...

Anyone knows what OS means? There's no quali for double, right? I'm guessing the O is organizer...
Anyhow, it will be awesome if they get in, more net practice ;).

MD single comes out later today, hope he gets a good draw, although I don't know what would be considered a good draw anymore :p. There's no top players but pretty much everyone else in the draw is very solid. So good luck Gilles. Allez.

Sombrerero loco
01-07-2011, 06:09 PM
good luck in the draw gillou :)

misty1
01-07-2011, 08:31 PM
yes good luck gilles

and please, this time if you get a good draw take advantage

lalaland
01-07-2011, 10:38 PM
from someone's twit...

http://twitpic.com/3nptgs

and his lovely back side in this one:
http://twitpic.com/3npri2


thanks.

FlameOn
01-07-2011, 10:53 PM
:hearts: Cute.

lalaland
01-08-2011, 01:58 AM
Gilles' quarter of the draw in Sydney

Querrey/Bye
Dolgopolov/Qualifier

Qualifier/Nieminen
Gilles/Lu

If he gets past Lu, he will get his chance to revenge his loss against Nieminen (that one loss that seemed to have haunted him much).

lalaland
01-08-2011, 04:42 AM
Gilles did the draw. There's a video at the website with a short itw at the end.

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/2011/01/video-official-draw-highlights

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Gilles-Simon-draw.jpg

lalaland
01-08-2011, 08:03 AM
And the dream team...I mean the "dreamy" team also gets into the double draw :D

Jeremy/Gilles vs Knowles/Mertinak

no need to look beyond this :p
Allez to Gilles and Jim.

MsTree
01-08-2011, 09:08 AM
Yay! :dance: The 2 sexiest men in tennis :hearts: Allez!!! :D

FlameOn
01-08-2011, 09:18 AM
^ Indeed. :lol:

Tough draw for Gillou in singles but who knows? :angel: At least he didn't end up in Gulbis part.

Silver.
01-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Not the easiest draw, Querrey would be tough. Good luck to him :)

lalaland
01-09-2011, 06:51 AM
Gilles/Jeremy the dreamy double team will play last match on Court 8 monday. Hopefully it will be a good practice for both of them.

misty1
01-09-2011, 12:27 PM
he honestly should get past lu and then hopefully he can avenge that loss to nieminen

QF is possible

querrey doesnt play to well in australia either so if he's on..who knows

lalaland
01-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Mix pushing and ballbashing? sounds like all-round tennis player if one can do both the same time :p.

Hopefully he gets a win or 2, or maybe 3, and why not 5. I think we would agree he can beat anyone in this draw on a good day, as much as he can lose to any one on a bad day :tape:. I can only hope that he has lots of good days coming up ;). And hopefully if he starts doing well, this place will have more buzz. It's so quiet around here these days :sad:.

And why the hell is that there's no streaming again for Sydney? Is Australia the land of blackout or what :mad:? They have free live stream on the Auckland site. Bravo to Auckland eventhough they can hardly make their website less attractive than it is, at least they have free stream...take that, Sydney.

Kezzi
01-09-2011, 11:25 PM
One good thing about not having a stream is that I can focus on my legal history course. :p
But I wouldn't mind at all to be distracted from that by Gilou. :angel:

lalaland
01-10-2011, 07:01 AM
Gilles & Jim lost their double, 6-10 in the STB. Not bad, I guess.

FlameOn
01-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Oh, too bad. :(

teem
01-10-2011, 10:59 AM
they lost but julien&richard had won their owne double so :)

Silver.
01-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Order of player for tomorrow :)

COURT 5 start 11:00 am
J Chela (ARG) vs R Stepanek (CZE) - ATP
P Starace (ITA) vs J Benneteau (FRA) - ATP
G Simon (FRA) vs [8] Y Lu (TPE) - ATP
A Seppi (ITA) vs D Istomin (UZB) - ATP

Come on Gilles! At least get past the first round, pleeeeeeease :bounce:

MsTree
01-10-2011, 05:34 PM
Allez Gilles! :D

Gillouthe best
01-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Good news(i think), Gil get past Nieminen, 6-2 RET. So it seems if he gets past Lu, he shouldn´t have problems with Gil, a clay court specialist, out of Top-100.

ALLEZ

MsTree
01-11-2011, 06:21 AM
Gillou bagelled Lu in ythe first set :eek: Must be that sexy mix of pushing and ballbashing :lol:

lalaland
01-11-2011, 06:53 AM
:lol:
I love me more of those mix.


on another note, damn rain :mad:
he better don't let the rain disturb his momentum...

Silver.
01-11-2011, 06:54 AM
Damn rain delay!!! Hope Gilles can keep up the momentum :) glad he'll be facing Gil next if he gets through :)

FlameOn
01-11-2011, 08:22 AM
Allez!

FlameOn
01-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Looks like play has stopped for the night...oh well, Gillou should be able to finish it in 2 still.

Silver.
01-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Anyone know when they are going replay it? Do they put an oop up for the continuation games? Also, will there be any streams for Sydney this week?

FlameOn
01-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Anyone know when they are going replay it? Do they put an oop up for the continuation games? Also, will there be any streams for Sydney this week?

http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

I've been using this site for livestreams, and yes there are Sydney ones. :cool:

misty1
01-11-2011, 12:20 PM
oop says gillou was up 6-0, 3-2

was that by a break or on serve?

turtle-rn
01-11-2011, 01:45 PM
Gillou bagelled Lu in ythe first set :eek:
Hardly a surprise, Lu got wed just a month ago and spent most of the off-season in Kenya with his no-more-bride-to-be.. as of now, I wouldn't expect him to be anything more than a walking bye. I should refrain from saying it before the match is over though, considering how sensitive to all sorts of jinx from this forum Gilles seems to be.

lalaland
01-11-2011, 04:54 PM
oop says gillou was up 6-0, 3-2

was that by a break or on serve?

The match stopped at 40 all on Lu's serve, no break yet on set 2.

So Gilles will play the first match on court 5 at 11am local time and then plays the 3rd match on the same court (that's if he wins the first match... just so to not jinx him ;)).

misty1
01-11-2011, 05:55 PM
good luck to him..if he even plays

weather reports are disastrous in australia for the next little while

MsTree
01-11-2011, 06:04 PM
Well it was a surprise to me Nat! :lol: I had to rub my eyes several times and have coffee before I believed it :p
So in 5 hours from now I'll be annoyed at the lack of streams :lol:
If anyone finds one, please share - livescorehunter seems to only have WTA from Sydney today :(

lalaland
01-11-2011, 06:55 PM
weather reports are disastrous in australia for the next little while

Doesn't look good the rest of the week :(.
Good that Tomic/Dolgo's match also unfinished and stuck at the outside court so at least they can't play Querrey's match until that's finished. I mean, apparently, center court got dried in between rain which is always the case and gives advantage to those who got scheduled to play there.
Gilles on court 5, so even if there's a Sydney stream, I highly doubt that they will know where court 5 is.

As for Lu, most of players start their year a bit rusty, he's no exception. I won't be taking the first set into account too much, but I also don't think he came into the match completely unprepared even if he has to wed during off-season cos that would make him looks so unprofessional. It seems (by looking at the SB which is very telling as you all know :p, Gilles has been able to serve better here. He didn't lose his serve in the dbl :eek: and he's serving a good high first serve % in this match so far (which has nothing to do with Lu since he has to be the one to put the ball in the serve box). So maybe he plays better than last week ;), which is probably not that hard to achieve.

Gillouthe best
01-11-2011, 07:50 PM
So, he is scheduled to play 2 matches tomorrow if he gets past Lu?

lalaland
01-11-2011, 08:01 PM
No, he is to play 2 matches today if he gets past Lu and the weather cooperates. And then it will be back on schedule.

misty1
01-11-2011, 08:01 PM
i just hope he comes out and gets it done because lu is not a player he should ever lose to

Cloudygirl
01-11-2011, 09:12 PM
what time is he due on. I have broadband now yay!!

MsTree
01-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Uk time midnight and again after a doubles match. There's no stream Tori :(

Silver.
01-11-2011, 10:53 PM
This is the only hourly forecast I could find - "scattered" storms for most of today :unsure: http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/ASXX0112?begHour=4&begDay=342

Anyone know any better than this? What happens if it keeps raining..?

Silver.
01-11-2011, 11:16 PM
They're back on :) Gilles breaks straight away, wins his serve :)

Silver.
01-11-2011, 11:20 PM
Gilles wins ;)

lalaland
01-11-2011, 11:22 PM
Barely 20 mins on court. Now he can go warm up for his next match ;).

misty1
01-12-2011, 12:06 AM
good job gillou, nice and quick:)

lalaland
01-12-2011, 02:10 AM
Gilles took first set against Gil 6-1, he lost his only game in this set gotten broken :rolleyes:. I'm so mean by rolling my eyes. But really? broken by Gil? :p. Do better the next set, okay Gilles? :angel:

lalaland
01-12-2011, 02:49 AM
Got broken again while serving for the match :rolleyes: C'mon Gilles, finish it, you don't need more practice.

lalaland
01-12-2011, 02:57 AM
Finally took the match 6-1 6-3. He broke 6 times but got broken twice. Serving stat not as good as R1 (68% first serve), only 55% which is about his average. 2 DF. Well, finally took advantage of 2 rounds of friendly draw. He will need to up a notch next round, opponent that he has to "look up" to (Lu and Gil both are short)

Allez Gilles, get so rest and get ready for tomorrow.

aloniv
01-12-2011, 04:30 AM
Hopefully Gilles can win one more match so that he gains a few points. I hope he doesn't try to win this tournament as he will probably be tired at the AO where he can gain a lot of points (depending on his draw of course).

lalaland
01-12-2011, 05:06 AM
A tourney win of 250 pts is more than a R4 180 pts, and it's not easy to get to R4 in a slam. So point-wise, I don't mind a title win. However, getting to the 2nd week of slam just sounds better though.

Wonder if there's any stream tomorrow, he should finally get to play on Center Ctr (if Querrey the #1 seed wins). I'm cheering for Querrey cos Gilles has good HtoH against Sam ;), plus Dolgo can be scary good if he's on a roll, to me Dolgo is far more dangerous. But Dolgo won first set, so we'll see who gets to play Gilles tomorrow.

lalaland
01-12-2011, 05:22 AM
The tour were in Brisbane last week, this week the Pat Rafter Arena is flooded http://twitpic.com/3p86s0/full wow :sad:. Not that long ago Australia was suffering drought, now flood. Is the weather especially wacky there or just global warming? Anyway, feel really bad for the ppl.

lalaland
01-12-2011, 05:33 AM
Oh. Dolgo beat Sam in 2. So it'll be Gilles and Dolgo. Totally irrelevent, but I was just looking at Dolgo's ATP profile, he's listed as 6" 192 lbs. 192 lbs? Seriously? I don't think so. :lol:.

lalaland
01-12-2011, 06:01 AM
2nd match on Center Court tomorrow after a dbl match. First match is at 11am.

Please have stream. Allez!

MsTree
01-12-2011, 06:25 AM
A wins a win. Well done Gilles :D

Ivanatis
01-12-2011, 06:28 AM
Gillou easing through the draw:yeah:

aloniv
01-12-2011, 10:46 AM
A tourney win of 250 pts is more than a R4 180 pts, and it's not easy to get to R4 in a slam. So point-wise, I don't mind a title win. However, getting to the 2nd week of slam just sounds better though.

Wonder if there's any stream tomorrow, he should finally get to play on Center Ctr (if Querrey the #1 seed wins). I'm cheering for Querrey cos Gilles has good HtoH against Sam ;), plus Dolgo can be scary good if he's on a roll, to me Dolgo is far more dangerous. But Dolgo won first set, so we'll see who gets to play Gilles tomorrow.

What I was thinking was that a SF (90 points, of which he adds 45 points to his total ranking) plus a 3rd round at AO (90 points) will give him 135 points in total to his ranking and 180 to the race. A final will give him 150 points (of which 105 will be added to his ranking) and a 1st round loss at AO will give him 10 points which adds 115 points to his ranking and 160 to the race. Of course, if he actually wins the tournament he will be making more points, but he also needs a few best of 5 set matches under his belt, which he can only get at slams and Davis cup. I think he should learn from Gasquet's and Verdasco's terrible mistake of reaching the final of a tournament before the FO last year. Both would have achieved better results at the FO otherwise I believe.

tami
01-12-2011, 11:41 AM
it'll be gilles vs dolgopolov on centre court tomorrow afternoon, second match after the men's doubles.
it's nice to see gilles back on the court again, and he's got a good support team with him in sydney, in the form of both his parents.....they were really sweet, vocally egging him on during the match ;) i think the li'l ol' ladies sitting around them were surprised to hear ppl other than the dudes in sportsgear (ie, the french coaching entourage) yelling stuff out in french....but they were quite cute!!! and they were trying to sort out where to go for dining and shopping in sydney with their little guidebook...tee hee hee!!!

sorry, it was a bit off topic there, but thought i should share with you guys anyway :P

Silver.
01-12-2011, 11:46 AM
Woohoo Allez Gilles!! Thanks for that Tami :p cute :)

Silver.
01-12-2011, 02:27 PM
Can anyone record the stream for me pretty please? :D It will be about 3am in England when it starts and I would have considered staying up but I have an important exam tomorrow :p

lalaland
01-12-2011, 05:21 PM
What I was thinking was that a SF (90 points, of which he adds 45 points to his total ranking) plus a 3rd round at AO (90 points) will give him 135 points in total to his ranking and 180 to the race. A final will give him 150 points (of which 105 will be added to his ranking) and a 1st round loss at AO will give him 10 points which adds 115 points to his ranking and 160 to the race. Of course, if he actually wins the tournament he will be making more points, but he also needs a few best of 5 set matches under his belt, which he can only get at slams and Davis cup. I think he should learn from Gasquet's and Verdasco's terrible mistake of reaching the final of a tournament before the FO last year. Both would have achieved better results at the FO otherwise I believe.

I just think that he should try to win the tournament even if there's a slam next week just because winning a tournament has a lot of pts. But of course, if he loses today or tomorrow, then he'll get to go to Melbourne early to get prepared and I'm all for that too. I rather he doesn't play a tournament before any slam, but if he does, then he should try to win it with no reserve.

Gasquet was unlucky at the draw, he was so good for 2 sets and couldn't hold up against Murray who probably knows a thing or 2 how to make his opponent ran for his money when he's tired. The outcome might have been different if it was someone else other than Murray. I don't know what's wrong with Verdasco, he had such an exhausting clay season already before Nice, there was no reason for him to play Nice at all. Here, Aussie season just starts. Gilles needs matches to get some confidence. Winning 2 lopsided matches is great for confidence, winning some tough matches may even be better, just my thought anyway.

it's nice to see gilles back on the court again, and he's got a good support team with him in sydney, in the form of both his parents.....they were really sweet, vocally egging him on during the match ;) i think the li'l ol' ladies sitting around them were surprised to hear ppl other than the dudes in sportsgear (ie, the french coaching entourage) yelling stuff out in french....but they were quite cute!!! and they were trying to sort out where to go for dining and shopping in sydney with their little guidebook...tee hee hee!!!

sorry, it was a bit off topic there, but thought i should share with you guys anyway :P

Thank you so much for sharing.

aloniv
01-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Can anyone record the stream for me pretty please? :D It will be about 3am in England when it starts and I would have considered staying up but I have an important exam tomorrow :p

Why don't you just put the alarm on, press the record button (on tv or stream transport) and then return to bed?

MsTree
01-12-2011, 06:01 PM
It's not on TV in the UK. Bet365 have a stream for the match though :D I'll record it :)

Thanks for the story Tami, really sweet to hear :D

Silver.
01-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Erm, well I would if I knew how Aloniv, I'm technically inadequate, seriously!! :P I'm willing to learn but i just noticed somebody usually records it around here :) sorry if I sound like a lazy ass, but I definatley have to get a good nights sleep tonight, most important exam of my life so far tomorrow and I'm not exaggerating :sad:

ALLEZ GILLOU

MsTree
01-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Good luck in your exam! We'll save the tutorial in recording streams for another day :)

lalaland
01-12-2011, 07:19 PM
yes, good luck to your exam too. I probably need that stream too. I'll be stuck in traffic at that time when the match starts and most likely will miss the first set, unless I can find a way to get off work early :aplot:.

I'm quite a bit nervous for Gilles, Dolgo is very good when he's on. Hope Gilles can manage.

aloniv
01-12-2011, 07:35 PM
Erm, well I would if I knew how Aloniv, I'm technically inadequate, seriously!! :P I'm willing to learn but i just noticed somebody usually records it around here :) sorry if I sound like a lazy ass, but I definatley have to get a good nights sleep tonight, most important exam of my life so far tomorrow and I'm not exaggerating :sad:

ALLEZ GILLOU

Good luck on your exam and sweet dreams.

Silver.
01-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Thanks guys :hug:

Kezzi
01-12-2011, 09:09 PM
it'll be gilles vs dolgopolov on centre court tomorrow afternoon, second match after the men's doubles.
it's nice to see gilles back on the court again, and he's got a good support team with him in sydney, in the form of both his parents.....they were really sweet, vocally egging him on during the match ;) i think the li'l ol' ladies sitting around them were surprised to hear ppl other than the dudes in sportsgear (ie, the french coaching entourage) yelling stuff out in french....but they were quite cute!!! and they were trying to sort out where to go for dining and shopping in sydney with their little guidebook...tee hee hee!!!

sorry, it was a bit off topic there, but thought i should share with you guys anyway :P
So cute! :hearts: Thanks for sharing. :) I've seen Gilles dad once in Halle, he was nice enough to take a picture for me with Gilles. My arms are not long enough for self portraits with players. :lol:

Erm, well I would if I knew how Aloniv, I'm technically inadequate, seriously!! :P I'm willing to learn but i just noticed somebody usually records it around here :) sorry if I sound like a lazy ass, but I definatley have to get a good nights sleep tonight, most important exam of my life so far tomorrow and I'm not exaggerating :sad:

ALLEZ GILLOU
Good luck with your exam! I'll keep my fingers crossed. :yeah:

Good luck in your exam! We'll save the tutorial in recording streams for another day :)
I would love to participate in that tutorial too. ;) I've only gotten as far as downloading from youtube. :o

Cloudygirl
01-12-2011, 09:23 PM
So cute! :hearts: Thanks for sharing. :) I've seen Gilles dad once in Halle, he was nice enough to take a picture for me with Gilles. My arms are not long enough for self portraits with players. :lol:


Good luck with your exam! I'll keep my fingers crossed. :yeah:


I would love to participate in that tutorial too. ;) I've only gotten as far as downloading from youtube. :o

me too I might actually be able to record a stream now I've moved somewhere with a decent broadband speed

MsTree
01-12-2011, 09:35 PM
You don't need super fast broadband, about half a meg will do, for Bet365 anyway!

Just download streamtransport (it's free) http://www.streamtransport.com/ install and copy the address of the page the streaming is on into the address bar. Set the stream playing, and the link to the stream will appear in the bottom window, just highlight it and click download. A new window pops up with the stats of the recording, when you want to stop it, just highlight the stream in this window and click stop. :) You can record more than one stream at a time, I struggle with any more than two though due to poor internet speed and tendency to get confused over which stream is which :lol:

Scotso
01-12-2011, 10:11 PM
My DSL has been down for two months. Supposed to be fixed by this weekend. If it is (big if), I'll be around more.

I hope Gilles makes the SF, then I'll get to see him on TV here. :D

lalaland
01-13-2011, 12:15 AM
Only found 1 stream and it's a Bet365, so I guess I don't have to worry about rushing home to catch the stream then :(.

Gilles holds his first serve game, goog thing. Allez Gilles, please win so I can watch SF, they gotta have more streams for SF.

Kezzi
01-13-2011, 12:19 AM
Can't you watch Bet365? :scratch:

lalaland
01-13-2011, 12:21 AM
Can't you watch Bet365? :scratch:

No. the US thing. I mean, not in US.

Actually, there's 2 more streams listed on livescorehunter now but none are working.

MsTree
01-13-2011, 12:25 AM
Well the stream's not working for me :(

Kezzi
01-13-2011, 12:32 AM
No. the US thing. I mean, not in US.

Actually, there's 2 more streams listed on livescorehunter now but none are working.
I couldn't watch it either in my country, cause people with a Dutch address can't register.
Now I live in a hotel in Germany. :angel: :p

:( I haven't figured out the recording thing yet otherwise I'd record it for you. And me, cause I really need to sleep atm. :wavey:

In my absence, the smiley will have to do all the cheering. Allez Gilou! :bounce:

MsTree
01-13-2011, 12:34 AM
So anyone that can see him, how's he playing?

Kezzi
01-13-2011, 12:35 AM
Well the stream's not working for me :(
It works for me, but Gilles isn't listed in the schedule. :scratch: Atm I see a rain delay message and a woman warming up in Hobart.

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:38 AM
there goes another 0-30

misty1
01-13-2011, 12:57 AM
gillou breaks for the set:)

6-4

lalaland
01-13-2011, 01:24 AM
Finally made it home and still no stream :rolleyes:. Oh well, as long as Gilles wins.

Allez Gilles, serve it out.

lalaland
01-13-2011, 01:28 AM
Yay. He took the match 6-4 6-3, easier than I thought it would be. Sucks that we didn't get to see it. Allez Gilles, good luck tomorrow at the SF.

aloniv
01-13-2011, 02:41 AM
Hopefully Gilles can continue winning and return to the top 20.

angela5
01-13-2011, 02:54 AM
I had the pleasure of seeing Gilles in HD perfection today. I was glad to see that he seems to be in pretty good form. His 2nd serve was very weak dropping very short in the box but fortunately Dolgopolov somehow didn't take advantage of it.
So he'll face Gulbis next.

lalaland
01-13-2011, 05:35 AM
Great to hear he's in good form.

His match tomorrow is the 3rd match on Center Court, after 2 double matches. Play starts at 11am local time. Good luck Gilles!

lalaland
01-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Is the Aussie draw coming out today? can't wait, hope he gets a good draw.

Silver.
01-13-2011, 04:55 PM
Gilles is on a role!! :D woohoo
Exam went okay :P

Friday 10:00am in Melbourne draw comes out :)

Gillouthe best
01-13-2011, 05:31 PM
tiimetochange, i also had a exam of spanish in my school

Silver.
01-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Draw :sad:

Montanes vs. Brown
Andujar vs. Mallisse
Lu vs. Simon
Lacko vs. Federer

Silver.
01-13-2011, 11:02 PM
Actually nearly forgot the Fed H2H is 2-0!!! I'm a bad fan :P lets pray for an upset! As long as Lu doesn't seek revenge..

lalaland
01-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Damn, sucky draw :mad:
Now he better wins Sydney.



PS. I do remember his HtoH against Fed. But stopping Fed in a slam is a tall task.

FlameOn
01-13-2011, 11:10 PM
I hope Gillou could roast Fed again. :dance:

aloniv
01-13-2011, 11:32 PM
Simon pays the price for not being seeded by getting Federer at round 2. At least in the early rounds Federer usually doesn't play his best, so Simon has a real chance of scoring an upset.

Cloudygirl
01-14-2011, 12:00 AM
hell draw for Federer lol

MsTree
01-14-2011, 02:00 AM
Allez :D

Silver.
01-14-2011, 02:28 AM
Gilles broken in the first game. First serve percentage 33 :unsure: 3-1 Gulbis

lalaland
01-14-2011, 02:33 AM
Not Good. :(

C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
01-14-2011, 02:45 AM
Oh dear! Gilles forgot his serve at home. 1st serve under 40%, 2nd serve very short and Gulbis can step into the court to hit it deep back to him, makes it hard for him to keep the ball deep so he's under attack from then on. If he doesn't find his 1st serve fast, this match will be fast.

Silver.
01-14-2011, 02:53 AM
Gilles breaks back and holds!! Allez :D

lalaland
01-14-2011, 02:56 AM
Damn, my browswer crashed just when he's about to break, didn't get to see. I'm sensing that Gulbis is already feeling it physically. Gilles needs to keep him running, if he can return his serve, that is.

lalaland
01-14-2011, 02:57 AM
TB. Allez.

Silver.
01-14-2011, 02:58 AM
We're into a tiebreaker. Gilles first serve % now at 51.

Silver.
01-14-2011, 03:01 AM
Unforced backhand errors - Gilles 1, Gulbis 13

4-1 in TB

Silver.
01-14-2011, 03:03 AM
Gilles takes first set! Glad he could pull it together! :woohoo:

lalaland
01-14-2011, 03:04 AM
Yay, take the TB, a bit lucky that Gulbis is coming undone. Srsly, Gulbis needs to work on his physical, he's already laboring hard after just 1 set. Gilles is looking good now. Maybe if he doesn't feel so much pressure in his own serve, he will start to serve better.

FlameOn
01-14-2011, 03:04 AM
Gilles. :yeah: That was such a poor TB from Ernie though. :tape:

Silver.
01-14-2011, 03:08 AM
Break!! 1-0 Gilles! Hold now, lets go to the final :D

lalaland
01-14-2011, 03:10 AM
I think Ernie is done, he's slow to the ball now, can't hit the ball into the court.

lalaland
01-14-2011, 03:16 AM
Well, Ernie's checked out. 4-0 now. Maybe Gilles will get another bagel for this week.

Silver.
01-14-2011, 03:20 AM
It's like Ernests has given up, does he normally do this :confused: he started well!

MsTree
01-14-2011, 03:22 AM
Wow another bagel :eek: Gillou :worship: :D

lalaland
01-14-2011, 03:22 AM
Oh dear Ernie, that's an embarrassing effort in the 2nd set :o. Ernie lost it by his poor fitness and weak mental.

Not a pretty match, but a win is a win. :yeah: Gilles, on to the final.

Just a 75 mins workout, he probably has pretty left in the tank, maybe Gilles needs to go practice his serve :p. Srsly, his 2nd serve is such a liability, I just keep wondering why he can't improve it.

FlameOn
01-14-2011, 03:24 AM
Gillou. :bounce: I think he should be able to win in the final. :)

Bobble
01-14-2011, 03:25 AM
Nice fight in the first set! good luck in the final!

lalaland
01-14-2011, 05:06 AM
So Troicki it is. Tomorrow 7:30 pm final. Allez Gilles, go for #8!

FlameOn
01-14-2011, 05:31 AM
Allez!:rocker:

lalaland
01-14-2011, 07:42 AM
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/simon-to-play-troicki-in-sydney-final-20110114-19r62.html

Simon to play Troicki in Sydney final
Glenn Cullen
January 14, 2011 - 7:24PM
AAP

Gilles Simon will be looking for some Gallic revenge at the Sydney International final before he may have to prepare for one of the toughest assignments in men's tennis - beating Roger Federer at a grand slam.

The Frenchman won through to the decider at Sydney Olympic Park in a controversial match against Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (7-1) 6-0, the Latvian folding miserably in the second set where he won just three points.

Simon will play Serb Viktor Troicki, who eased through his semi-final in more regulation fashion with a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win over German Florian Mayer.

Former world No.6 Simon, who spent half of 2010 out with a knee injury, gets the chance to put an end to Troicki's recent habit of beating Frenchmen when it matters most.

Substituted into the deciding Davis Cup final singles rubber against the French in Belgrade last month, Troicki was magnificent, capturing the match against Michael Llodra in straight sets to hand his country its first title.

Troicki also beat another Frenchman in Richard Gasquet in Sydney and had racked up impressive wins against the likes of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jeremy Chardy in recent months.

Simon, who lost a lone singles match in the Davis Cup final, said he'd love to beat Troicki in the final but the team trophy would have been far sweeter.

"The Davis Cup is finished now," he said.

"It's a good memory for them and bad for us. That's it. Even if I win 6-0 6-0 tomorrow, it won't change anything. I prefer to win the Davis Cup."

Simon does have a 4-0 record against the Serb on tour.

Things then get even tougher for Simon at the Australian Open, after a first-round match against Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun Simon he is expected to play Federer.

"You shouldn't tell me," he said with a smile when told Federer was a likely second round opponent at Melbourne Park.

"You don't know if I want to know it."

Gulbis won just three points in the second set against Simon on Friday but was cleared by ATP supervisor Thomas Karlberg for tanking, the official accepting his reasoning that he had simply run out of gas.

Serving for the first set at 5-4, Gulbis had a horror 10th game.

Down 0-40 he hit an errant forehand to lose his service break, punctuating the moment by smashing his racquet and then handing it to a member of the crowd.

"Okay, I made three points. Bad luck. Next time I will make four," Gulbis said.

In his semi-final Troicki had just too much armoury for Mayer but admitted being on the wrong side of some beatings from Simon in the past.

"I played Gilles a few times and I never won a set against him. So definitely it's not going to be an easy match for me," said Troicki, who added he was still full of confidence after the Davis Cup triumph.

Troicki has a potentially tricky first-round Australian Open clash with Russian former world No.20 Dmitry Tursunov.

Kezzi
01-14-2011, 08:15 AM
Gilou always makes me laugh with his statements. You don't know if I want to know it. :lol:

Allez for the final! :bounce: This was the match I actually wanted to see in Davis Cup. :awww:
But as Gilles said, that's over now and a win wouldn't change anything. Except for the fact that if Forget needs to make the same choice again, he hopefully learned from it. :)

scoobs
01-14-2011, 08:29 AM
Fingers crossed he can get to R2 and give Federer a serious run for his money.

turtle-rn
01-14-2011, 10:30 AM
:yippee: GL for the final.

But as Gilles said, that's over now and a win wouldn't change anything. Except for the fact that if Forget needs to make the same choice again, he hopefully learned from it. :)
Forget's decision was partly based on his taking for granted Tipsy would be the selected opponent. Troicki's performance in the last two sets of the double match + Gilles' H2H would have probably reversed his choice if he knew beforehand Viktor was going to play.

Sombrerero loco
01-14-2011, 10:49 AM
good luck tonight gillou :hearts:

Silver.
01-14-2011, 08:11 PM
This is his tenth final, he's won 7/9! :eek: Pretty impressive. Really hope he wins, good luck to him.

Plus it's my 18th Birthday tomorrow, so getting up at 8:30am to watch Gilles win his 8th title would just be the perfect start to my day :):):)

MsTree
01-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Happy birthday for tomorrow :aparty: :D

Isn't it great it's at a decent time too :woohoo:

Silver.
01-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Thankyou MsTree! Yeah I know it's a luxury :D I got up just in time to see Gilles win last night, but went straight back to sleep :P very tired today.

I'm so so happy he's got to a final in his second tourney :D Can't wait for him to climb the rankings ;)

Kezzi
01-14-2011, 09:14 PM
This is his tenth final, he's won 7/9! :eek: Pretty impressive. Really hope he wins, good luck to him.

Plus it's my 18th Birthday tomorrow, so getting up at 8:30am to watch Gilles win his 8th title would just be the perfect start to my day :):):)
Wow, that's a great record indeed. :D

Happy birthday! Gilou taking the title would make a great present for you. :)

lalaland
01-15-2011, 05:51 AM
Happy Birthday timetochange, hope Gilles can give you a win as a bday present.

-------------------------------------------------------


AO schedule comes out. Gilles got sucky draw and sucky schedule, he's playing on day 1 :mad:. 4th match on Court 6. So he will probably fly into Melbourne tomorrow and hopefully get a chance to practice a little to check out the bounce. Oh well, he will manage, hopefully. Court 6 is a TV court, there should be stream.

Gillouthe best
01-15-2011, 07:13 AM
Happy birthday, tiimetochange. Hope Gilles makes a gift for you

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 07:21 AM
I'll be able to watch on TV. :dance:

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:24 AM
Bet365 are saying that in order to see streaming you must have funds in your account :( All my dosh is in bwin and pokerstars :(

Oh well, fromsport it is then! http://www.fromsport.com/v-0/16/4/v-160573.html is meant to be the stream for the final, Italian comms I think?

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:25 AM
Thankyou so much everyone! :)

Lucky you flameon :)

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:25 AM
I'll be able to watch on TV. :dance:

Are you able to record it and upload it? :)

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 07:27 AM
Are you able to record it and upload it? :)

I'll record it but I'll have to figure out uploading afterwards. :lol: See what I can do.

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:29 AM
If you can get it onto DVD then it's easy enough! I'll try to help you if I can FlameOn :)

Allez Gilles! :D

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:35 AM
Damn that bet365 thing is annoying! I have no funds to put in there..haha
MsTree on fromsport are just seeing montages or are the players out?

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:37 AM
I'm just seeing the montages too.

aloniv
01-15-2011, 07:40 AM
The stream is available in atdhe.net - they just spoke with Gilles and Viktor before the match. They asked Gilles if he plans to return to the top 10 as he was number 6 two years ago and dropped due to knee problems and they spoke to Viktor about his davis cup win over France - he said it was the best moment of his career.

Sucks that bet365 won't let us watch videos without paying :(

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:40 AM
Thanks aloniv, works for me! The fromsport one froze :(

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:41 AM
Is Gilles serving or recieving?

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:42 AM
I'm onto the Zonein stream now too but it won't let me record it :(

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:43 AM
"If Triocki can't win Simon will be tough" - what..
Well at least it's English commentary

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 07:46 AM
Could someone point me in the direction of an english stream. Looks like as well it's not just that you have to subscribe looks like they put the credits towards the streams so I'm not sure how often you would have to pay. Can you still subscribe to AO through Eurosport?

lalaland
01-15-2011, 07:47 AM
Finally get a stream working just in time.
Thanks for the tip to Atdhe http://www.atdhe.net/30025/watch-atp-sydney

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:48 AM
http://atdhe.net/30025/watch-atp-sydney

here you go cloudygirl :)

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:48 AM
http://atdhe.net/30025/watch-atp-sydney

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:49 AM
:lol:

The Troicki fans are in good voice!

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 07:49 AM
Meh my new kittens are clearly not yet aware that disturbing me while watching tennis is not a good plan.

Thanks for the stream. Come on Gilles!!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 07:49 AM
Good start from 0-30. :)

lalaland
01-15-2011, 07:56 AM
C'mon Gilles, more first serve please.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 07:57 AM
The atp live score isn't working, on the pc or iphone :confused: anyone got a link for another similar thing? I just like looking at the stats :P

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Down a break. A bit passive so far. :(

MsTree
01-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Aw Gilles :( Broken already!

aloniv
01-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Troicki breaks. Troicki is playing well so Gilles should try to weather the storm.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Doesn't matter i've got it working now

Allez Gilles, come on!!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:01 AM
That's better! Amazing BH down the line.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:01 AM
Nice backhand!!

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:02 AM
3 break points!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
2-2.

MsTree
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
Back on serve :D

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
:D broken back at love.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
:woohoo:

aloniv
01-15-2011, 08:03 AM
Simon breaks back to love :)

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:06 AM
3-2.

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:11 AM
pretty stuff. good serve game.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:12 AM
4-3. Nice to see him pick up the FH a bit.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:15 AM
I live in a tiny village and there are 70mph gusts of wind out there, I really can't enjoy this it's stuttering so much :( hopefully it will get better, missed the last two games completely

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:16 AM
159kmh forehand winner. :D

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:17 AM
But 4-4.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:21 AM
Saved BP, phew.

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 08:23 AM
meh I had to clean up because stupid kitten just knocked something over and when I came back Gilles was break point down :(

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Good hold.

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Phew! hold. Gosh, please find your first serve Gilles.

aloniv
01-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Gilles saves a few break points to lead 5-4. It seems like Troicki doesn't believe he can beat Gilles.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:25 AM
He's saved it though, very tight game, couldn't call the winner of the TB if the is one. Come on break now Gilles :)

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:25 AM
Wow awesome point!

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Troicki has a very odd service action
on another note
WHAT A SHOT! :O

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Now that wasn't pushing!!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Yes. Simon cranking up the power now. :D 0-30.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Woohoo Gilles!!! Great shots! Allez!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:28 AM
2 set points!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:29 AM
Ooh, deuce.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:29 AM
Another huge FH! Set point again.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:31 AM
Another set point. :lol: Now if only he can take one.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Damn, 4 setpoints gone. :(

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Now that challenge seems totally and completely unfair!! Dammit :( :( and now Troicki has won the godamn game.

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:38 AM
6-5.

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 08:39 AM
wow!!

MsTree
01-15-2011, 08:39 AM
6-5 Gillou! Come on!!! :D

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:39 AM
Ahhh, I'm exhausted. This is nervewracking and it's only 6-5 in the first. But I'm loving it so far.

sammy01
01-15-2011, 08:40 AM
he better not lose this set now. that call on deuce at 5-4 when simon had the put away was terrible.

this is such a sexy match up. simon's looks vs troicki's ass :drool:

sammy01
01-15-2011, 08:42 AM
awwwwwwwwwwwwww that poor bug

sammy01
01-15-2011, 08:43 AM
he is being very attacking with his forehand, i like it :)

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:43 AM
Set point #5.

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:43 AM
set point!

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Set point #6. :lol:

Silver.
01-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Finish it Gilles

FlameOn
01-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Finally! :lol: 7-5. Great first set.

Cloudygirl
01-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Gilou!!

aloniv
01-15-2011, 08:45 AM
Simon breaks to win the set 7-5 :)

lalaland
01-15-2011, 08:46 AM
Brilliant. I'm loving Gilles' tennis. He's so smart.

sammy01
01-15-2011, 08:46 AM
finally phew 7-5 :woop:

i wish he would shave for finals days, now win or lose we will get scruffy looking simon for the trophy pics lol