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lalaland
03-08-2011, 08:05 PM
I see there's no taker for a new thread opener :lol:, so you have me again :devil:.

This time I can't think of anything fun to say, the desert is cool and the beach is fun, but sightseeing is not allowed. So don't be a tourist, Gilles, get on your horse and run'em down ;). Allez!

lalaland
03-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Here's the IW draw:

Simon/Bye
Schuettler/Haase

Qualifier/Karlovic
Bye/Ferrer

So he draws Ferrer amongst the top 8, no complain, even though he has never won against David yet. And if he past R3, the next highest seed to meet in R4 is Almagro, not bad at all considering. And then Rafa in the QF if he manages to reach there.

Silver.
03-08-2011, 10:02 PM
Not a bad draw, i'm happy with that :D Thanks for being brave lala, i'm sure it will bring Gilles luck. (or else! :devil:) ;)

lalaland
03-08-2011, 10:19 PM
I've been putting myself at the line of fire lately :o, so might as well ;). I do feel brave these days :lol:. We'll see if Gilles' good enough to handle "the luck" I bought him :angel:.

Månu
03-09-2011, 05:56 AM
Well sure Ferrer isn't top 3, but I don't like the draw that much... Haase can be a very dangerous player in the first match, and then Ferrer deserves its #6, so I don't see Gilles going that far. I hope I'm wrong.

MsTree
03-09-2011, 12:25 PM
Well done on being brave Lala!
Not a bad draw considering! Allez Gilles! :D

lalaland
03-09-2011, 05:38 PM
Well sure Ferrer isn't top 3, but I don't like the draw that much... Haase can be a very dangerous player in the first match, and then Ferrer deserves its #6, so I don't see Gilles going that far. I hope I'm wrong.

Ferrer is by no mean easy, but considering that Gilles has to draft a top 8 in R3 no matter what, and top 1 to 5 are all tough draw. Roddick in US tournament is also a tough draw. I mean, no top 8 is easy anyway, and Ferrer just went to SF of Aussie 2 mths ago. I will probably prefer Berdych, who's a little injured it seems and Gilles has a positive H-to-H against. But then, things don't always go our way.

Haase is very dangerous, but there's a lot of dangerous floaters around that are much worse than Haase (Del Potro, for example).
I don't think this draw is easy, I just think it could be much worse, so this is relatively not bad. But it's never easy in ATP1000 tournament, when he's seeded to meet a top 8 in R3. He needs to get back to top 16 ;).

lalaland
03-11-2011, 02:47 AM
Gilles' R2 opponent is Rainer Schuettler. Top half will start R2 on sat, I think.

MsTree
03-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Great, we get TV coverage from Saturday :D Allez Gilles!

Silver.
03-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Great, we get TV coverage from Saturday :D Allez Gilles!

Woohooo :D

lalaland
03-11-2011, 10:58 PM
http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/Schedules/OOP.aspx

ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
COURT 8 start 11:00 am
[25] T Robredo (ESP) vs M Zverev (GER) - ATP
N Grandin (RSA) / V Uhlirova (CZE) vs [4] V King (USA) / Y Shvedova (KAZ)
[28] G Simon (FRA) vs R Schuettler (GER) - ATP
[11] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] M Russell (USA) - ATP

I highly doubt that there will be stream on this court.

Kezzi
03-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Allez Gilles! :bounce:

MsTree
03-12-2011, 06:45 AM
Court 8!!! FFS!!! :o

Scotso
03-12-2011, 11:09 PM
He's off to a bad start. :o Against Schuettler? Really, Gilles?

Smyczek is up 5-1 against Philipp! :hearts:

Silver.
03-12-2011, 11:09 PM
Well Karlovic beat Ferrer! So draw opens out a bit, Gilles broken in the first game though :mad: come on!

lalaland
03-12-2011, 11:11 PM
Gilles' match started.

He lost his first service game. This is getting into a habit now :rolleyes:. Also a habit, he broke back the next game. Let's see who holds first.

Allez Gilles. Andy just lost to Young, I need someone to cheer me up. So you better win.

Boomer23
03-12-2011, 11:17 PM
There's no tv coverage for his court, grrrrrrr !

Anyway good luck Gilles, you can do it !

lalaland
03-12-2011, 11:44 PM
Gilles took the first set 6-3.

lalaland
03-12-2011, 11:56 PM
Then he lost his first service game in set 2 :rolleyes:. Can't buy a first serve to save his life. C'mon Gilles, no more this roller coaster match.

Allez Gilles, break back now.

FlameOn
03-13-2011, 12:07 AM
What's going on set 2? :lol:

Simon can't be a pusher, 'cause pushers are consistent which Gilles certainly is not. :p Not that I thought he was a pusher anyway. :p

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Broke back :D. now on serve 2-3. Obviously, holding seems to be a challenge. He is 44% on 1st serve this set and when it goes in, only winning 57%.

Allez allez.

FlameOn
03-13-2011, 12:11 AM
Yay he broke back.:dance:

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:12 AM
Hold at 15 (lost a pt to DF). :lol:, maybe he doesn't like me saying holding is a challenge :p

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:20 AM
I read on Ayane's blog that someone said Gilles has problem with his arm this year, which gives him trouble with his serve. I guess that would explain some of his really bad services % in some of those matches. Otherwise, I'm really not understanding why he has been serving so badly for a long while now.

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:23 AM
4-5, need to hold to stay in this set. C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:34 AM
TB for the 2nd set. His TB record this year so far, 3-2.

lalaland
03-13-2011, 12:46 AM
Took the TB at 5.

Well, get the job done, as I expect him to.

It's funny that when the draw came out, we probably all assume he will get Hasse and then Ferrer, turned out he got Schuettler and Karlovic. But Dr. Ivo is really on today, I saw the match, he played really well, although David is not anywhere near his best. So Dr. Ivo is a tough customer despite his ranking atm. Gilles better holds his serve against the serving machine.

Allez Gilles, good luck next round.

FlameOn
03-13-2011, 01:12 AM
:bigclap: Allez cutie.

Gillouthe best
03-13-2011, 05:49 AM
Allez Gilles, now to the R4

Scotso
03-13-2011, 07:21 AM
Gilles :D

Tim was so close. :sobbing:

Sombrerero loco
03-13-2011, 09:03 AM
karlovic will be hard with that serving stats for gillou!

MsTree
03-13-2011, 09:34 AM
We had a power cut last night so it was nice to wake up to a Gilles win :D (but Andy, WTF??? :o)
Allez Gilles in the next round! Wonder if he'll be on a stadium court?

turtle-rn
03-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Yep, losing to Young!! :eek: :help:

Well done Gilles. :yippee:

lalaland
03-13-2011, 07:16 PM
From Eurosports:

Gilles Simon qui, contrairement à Tsonga, était de l'aventure de Coupe Davis en Autriche, a su éviter le piège du premier match malgré la fatigue. Le Niçois a battu l'Allemand Rainer Schuettler, 83e mondial, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) pour prendre rendez-vous avec Ivo Karlovic au 3e tour. Le géant croate a fait sensation en prenant le meilleur sur David Ferrer, tête de série N.6.

"La Coupe Davis a laissé des traces et ce n'était pas évident de passer de la terre en salle à du dur en extérieur, a indiqué Simon. J'étais un peu inquiet en arrivant ici. Il y a deux jours, je n'avançais pas ! Je suis plutôt content d'avoir Karlovic (au prochain tour) plutôt que Ferrer, qui est un métronome qu'on ne peut battre qu'à 100%", a-t-il ajouté.

Now I know what is good about getting Karlovic in the next round, the points will be short, not a bad thing if he's already tired. Good luck tomorrow, Gilles.

Silver.
03-13-2011, 11:20 PM
OOP for tomorrow:

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am
[9] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs [24] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) - WTA
Urszula Radwanska (POL) vs [8] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) - WTA
[Q] Somdev Devvarman (IND) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL) - ATP
[28] G Simon (FRA) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - ATP
[Q] Lucie Hradecka (CZE) vs Shuai Peng (CHN) - WTA
[11] N Almagro (ESP) vs [Q] M Russell (USA) - ATP

I think this is televised, i hope so. Good luck to him tomorrow :)

(This OOP is from my iPhone app, seems to come up before the official website does)

Kezzi
03-13-2011, 11:51 PM
Had the same in Rotterdam. App showed the schedule before it was on the websites, either official or atp one.
Strange, cause the app is from the atp, you'd expect the website to give the same info at the same time. :shrug:

FlameOn
03-14-2011, 12:47 AM
Allez! Wishing the best VS Dr. Ivo. :bigclap:

Scotso
03-14-2011, 07:26 AM
Allezzzzzzzzz! (In the way those French kids do it at Roland Garros... I love that.)

Silver.
03-14-2011, 11:10 PM
Getting late here in the UK, won't be able to stay awake for Gilles match :p Mallisse is only just on. The two womens games took over four hours, so I just hope I wake up to some good news, fingers crossed. Allezzz! :bigclap:

lalaland
03-15-2011, 01:26 AM
Gilles' match about to start. As if his outfit is not PJ looking enough, he's wearing a dark blue checker shorts, I can be sure my nephew has a PJ set just like that :lol:.

Whatever you wear, Gilles, just win. Allez.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 01:38 AM
Broken :rolleyes: with 2DFs, a gift.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 01:46 AM
Dr Ivo very on today. 3 services game and Gilles didn't manage to take 1 pt. It's not looking good at breaking back. And it's not certain that he can hold.

C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 01:51 AM
Finally, won a return pt after 15 tries. 1-14 return.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 01:56 AM
Geez, Gilles. He's horrible, too much under pressure on his own serve. No rhythm of course since there's almost no rally. Got broken twice. lost the first set 3-6 in 25 mins.

I fear, it's not looking good.

C'mon Gilles.

FlameOn
03-15-2011, 01:58 AM
Gillou. :(

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:05 AM
Still no answer to Dr Ivo's 1st serve, which bounced up very high both sides. He's guessing the serve and almost always guess wrong. Good thing is, Ivo is only got half of his first serve in, so there's some hope.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:11 AM
Oh dear. Broken, really bad service game, he's just so out of sort bcos Dr. Ivo is too good. I'm afraid he doesn't have much chance of getting back :sad:.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:13 AM
He's gonna be beaten in record time if he doesn't hold. Oh dear.

C'mon Gilles.

MsTree
03-15-2011, 02:18 AM
Shit I dozed off! :o Allez Gilles, allez allez allez!!!

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:25 AM
He managed to get a bp but quickly got canceled by a good serve by the Dr. Now he's serving to stay in the match, down 2-5.

C'mon Gilles, hold serve.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:29 AM
3-5. Dr Ivo serves for it now. C'mon Gilles. Not in his racket though, Dr Ivo will have to serve some 2nd to help Gilles out.

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:32 AM
Damn, that's it. lost :sad:. Well, at least he made it past the hr mark. Sad, it was a good draw. But Dr. Ivo is too good today, he got served off court, literally.

Gilles :hug:. Better luck in Miami.

MsTree
03-15-2011, 02:34 AM
:o Aw Gilles!

lalaland
03-15-2011, 02:45 AM
It's all Miami's fault :smash: :mad:

:p
Of course Gilles could have done better on his own serve too :o. Ah well.

Cloudygirl
03-15-2011, 03:17 AM
Trying to ignore the match result but this made me lol

Gilles looks so much more comfortable than Richard.

Last photo made me giggle

http://cowbell.typepad.com/forty_deuce/2011/03/pic-this-french-yoga.html

(and yep I know they are already on the picture thread but they amused me way more than the match result!!)

FlameOn
03-15-2011, 03:41 AM
Aw Poussin. :hug: Looks like his neck injury thing has kinda killed the momentum he had going after the Aussie season, and Dr Ivo can be a real pain in the ass. :hug:

Onto Miami. :rocker2:

lalaland
03-15-2011, 03:57 AM
Looks like his neck injury thing has kinda killed the momentum he had going after the Aussie season

My thought exactly. Now is win one lose one, consistently inconsistent. Not good enough, Gilles :(. Well, it's okay, the season is still young ;), plenty of time to improve :hug:. But it would be nice if he goes deep to a big tournament for once, especially when the draw is wide open. Oooops, sorry Gilles, for being such a demanding fan :p. Just that because you are so much better than this. I should go back to concentrate on my hockey game and stop dwelling on this one :o.

Silver.
03-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Oh Gilles :sad: he had a great chance for a Nadal rematch :devil: without his baby being on his mind :p nevermind, hope he gets a nice draw for Miami :)

FlameOn
03-15-2011, 11:58 AM
I find Gillou too cute to stay mad at. :lol:

heba-mig
03-15-2011, 04:47 PM
oh God what's wrong with his serve?
I remember last year before Metz that he said he was working to strength his upper body
during the recovery from the knee injury, and in Metz his serve was really good, so what went wrong now?! :confused:
anyway hope he will do better in the next tournaments.
is he going to play in that challenger tournament like last year? (I forgot the tournament's name) :o

lalaland
03-15-2011, 06:42 PM
oh God what's wrong with his serve?
I remember last year before Metz that he said he was working to strength his upper body
during the recovery from the knee injury, and in Metz his serve was really good, so what went wrong now?! :confused:
anyway hope he will do better in the next tournaments.
is he going to play in that challenger tournament like last year? (I forgot the tournament's name) :o

I've been wondering where his serve gone too. Besides, I also think he's been weak physically. He always said he can run for hours, that's probably true, but he can't hit for hrs, his arms went away even if his legs are there. I think he needs to improve his upper body strength even more.

Sunrise, that's the challenger that he played last year. Sunrise is canceled this year, besides, one can only play a challenger this week if he lost before the weekend.

We'll see what happens in Miami.

heba-mig
03-15-2011, 08:36 PM
Sunrise, that's the challenger that he played last year. Sunrise is canceled this year, besides, one can only play a challenger this week if he lost before the weekend.


thanks :)

Silver.
03-16-2011, 07:01 PM
I find Gillou too cute to stay mad at. :lol:

I second that :hearts:

lalaland
03-21-2011, 05:44 PM
Gilles' section of the Miami Draw:

Simon/bye
Harrison/Qualifier
Cuevas/Berrer
bye/Roddick

Not sure if it's good or not anymore, a lot really depends on what kind of form he's in right now and the form wasn't too impressive lately but it could have gotten better since, who knows. So good luck Gilles, hopefully, he'll win some matches.

Gillouthe best
03-21-2011, 06:02 PM
Harrison will be very tough, but hopefully he gets past him and then he defeata Roddick, which isnt in a ver y good shape, lost to Richard last week in straights

Scotso
03-21-2011, 06:21 PM
There really aren't easy matches to be had in Miami, so his draw isn't that bad.

turtle-rn
03-21-2011, 06:32 PM
That's the best draw Harrison could wish for. I hope he'll get past R1, I'm quite curious to see him against Gilles.

MsTree
03-21-2011, 09:26 PM
Ooooh Harrison v Raonic was the match of IW for me, let's hope Gillou is awake that day! :lol:

Silver.
03-21-2011, 09:37 PM
Dammit! Hate it when Simon and Roddick are so close. Andy has so many points to defend the downfall is imminent :sad: but I guess I should see the positives and whoever wins i'll have something to be happy about.

Just presuming they'll both get to the third round...they'd better. :devil:

FlameOn
03-24-2011, 05:33 AM
Tough draw. :( Do it Gillou! :rocker2:

Scotso
03-24-2011, 06:25 AM
Nishikori vs. Chardy makes me sad. :sad:

Djokovic/Murray :rocker2:

Gillouthe best
03-25-2011, 06:11 AM
Well, it will be Rainer again, Schuettler defeated Harrison, 7-5 and 6-2

MsTree
03-25-2011, 08:58 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/403/op.pdf

2nd match on court 1.

Silver.
03-25-2011, 09:21 PM
MsTree, any idea if this is a televised court on Sky?

MsTree
03-25-2011, 09:48 PM
I don't know, and I'll be out when their coverage starts so I won't even be able to record it if it is :sad:

Scotso
03-26-2011, 06:35 AM
He better win. :p


Nole :worship:
Andy :lol:

Gillouthe best
03-26-2011, 07:04 AM
After his win over Rainer in IW, the german is Gilles new pigeon, hope he doesnt lose it

Scotso
03-26-2011, 03:39 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing Kei on TV tonight.

I really :hearts: the Tennis Channel. Events like this are on all day every day. :D

lalaland
03-26-2011, 05:55 PM
At long last, Gilles finally gets to take the court.
Allez Gilles, please win.

darkboy
03-26-2011, 05:58 PM
Any available webcast? :)

lalaland
03-26-2011, 05:59 PM
I didn't find any stream.

darkboy
03-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Ok, thanks anyway.

Good Luck Gilles!!

Silver.
03-26-2011, 06:19 PM
No streaming for Court 1 yet streaming for Court 2. Ah well, Allez Gilles! :D A break up :)

Silver.
03-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Another break, 5-1 :D

lalaland
03-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Choke away the serve-for-set game, was leading 40-15 and ended up broken :rolleyes:.

C'mon Gilles.

lalaland
03-26-2011, 06:35 PM
5-3 now. Please Gilles, just serve the set out, no drama please.

lalaland
03-26-2011, 06:39 PM
OMG, wtf, got broken again. back on serve now from 5-1.

darkboy
03-26-2011, 06:39 PM
Oh no :@

Broken again...

Silver.
03-26-2011, 06:43 PM
Oh Gilles *facepalm*

Puschkin
03-26-2011, 06:43 PM
allez, Gilles!
edit: It helped, 6-4!:D

lalaland
03-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Finally, won the set. I'm concerned about his serve though. Or maybe grandpa Rainer just suddenly woke up to give it a fight.

Gilles to serve to start the second.

lalaland
03-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Gilles just serve an Ace on 2nd serve :lol:

darkboy
03-26-2011, 07:03 PM
Yay! The break it's done.

Allez Gillou :D

lalaland
03-26-2011, 07:03 PM
He broke for 3-1, let's see if he can hold. Allez Gilles.

lalaland
03-26-2011, 07:18 PM
5-3, now he has to serve it out for the match. C'mon Gilles, no fuss.

darkboy
03-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Bravo Gilles :)

lalaland
03-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Won 6-4 6-3. 1st serve 58% in the 1st set and 43% in the 2nd set :rolleyes:. But then he won, that's all matters :D.

Allez Gilles, good luck next round.

Scotso
03-26-2011, 07:28 PM
Gilles :yippee:

Cuevas won the first set against Roddick! :rocker2:

Silver.
03-26-2011, 07:43 PM
Gilles :yippee:

Cuevas won the first set against Roddick! :rocker2:

Boooo! :sad:

But :woohoo: Gilles :)

MsTree
03-26-2011, 08:10 PM
He won!!! :D Fantastic! :woohoo:

Puschkin
03-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Cuevas won the first set against Roddick! :rocker2:
I am watching this. The way things are going so far, Cuevas looks much more dangerous than Roddick.:eek:

Kezzi
03-26-2011, 08:32 PM
He won!!! :D Fantastic! :woohoo:
Yay! :dance:

Scotso
03-26-2011, 08:41 PM
Pablo :yippee:

Fun matchup.

lalaland
03-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Can't say I'm not happy that Duckie lost (since I hate him and all :p), but he is certainly very harmless these days. Now Gilles' draw opens up per se, more pressure on him to perform well here. I hope he's in form. C'mon Gilles, time to make sth good happens.

Silver.
03-26-2011, 08:49 PM
Cuevas does look a bit dangerous :O he'll have to have his head in the right place to beat him.

Sombrerero loco
03-27-2011, 12:04 AM
please defeat cuevas, gillou...

Scotso
03-27-2011, 02:53 AM
The only bad thing I see about Roddick losing is that it means I won't get Gilles on TV for his next match. :p

I'm a huge fan of Pablo, too, though. So it's exciting.

turtle-rn
03-27-2011, 03:58 AM
Pablo :yippee:
Can't say I'm not happy that Duckie lost (since I hate him and all :p)
:D

Ditto on both although not a huge fan of Pablito.

Gillouthe best
03-27-2011, 09:27 AM
His R4 opponent if he gets past Cuevas will be Tipsarevic/Petzschner and none of them were impresivve

Scotso
03-27-2011, 05:56 PM
His draw is certainly open to do very well.

darkboy
03-27-2011, 10:57 PM
Gilles plays tomorrow last at the Grandstand stadium. So, we will have a stream for sure :)

Silver.
03-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Stupid British Summer Time means this will be on even later now :mad: hopefully the womens match will be over quickly :)

Silver.
03-28-2011, 07:38 PM
Youznhy still on court, still two WTA matches to go before Gilles gets on :o I don't think i'll be able to see this one

MsTree
03-28-2011, 07:52 PM
I already suspect that Sky won't show it :( Oh well, I've engineered a lie in tomorrow so I'll be staying up for it, Bet365 are still optimistically thinking it might start around 11pm :) Think it'll be closer to midnight!

lalaland
03-28-2011, 10:47 PM
Agnie making quick work off Franny, 6-0 3-1. Gilles will probably be on soon.
Seeds falling by the waist side in Miami, makes me nervous. I hope Gilles gets thru.

MsTree
03-28-2011, 11:12 PM
Not long now :D Allez Gilles!!!

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:16 PM
I've decided i'm staying up :devil: ALLEZ GILLES!!!!! :bounce:

MsTree
03-28-2011, 11:24 PM
Good for you Silver! :D What does anything else matter when Gillou's on court! Allez! :)

Gillouthe best
03-28-2011, 11:33 PM
Allez, any good stream?

MsTree
03-28-2011, 11:34 PM
I'm watching Bet365 - the sound is way out of sync though :(

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:38 PM
:bigclap: he didn't get broken in his first service game, good start! ;)

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Same with me MsTree i'm just watching meevostv from live score hunter. Here's the link http://www.livescorehunter.com/Livescores/Livescore-Tennis.html

MsTree
03-28-2011, 11:42 PM
That's out of sync too? Maybe it's me :lol:
Sky have promised brief highlights tomorrow afternoon though :)

Gillouthe best
03-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Cuevas holding to 30

Gillouthe best
03-28-2011, 11:45 PM
And thanks to Silver and Les

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:45 PM
Yep they all seem to be out of sync at the mo. thats what a meant :p i've muted it because you can hear if the ball will be out 2 seconds before :mad:

darkboy
03-28-2011, 11:46 PM
Here in Greece, Novasports decided to show the Tsonga VS Dolgopolov match so I'm watching on the net too.

Allez Gilles :)

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Commentator just combined Gilles first name and second name and called him Gimon. Clever.

MsTree
03-28-2011, 11:50 PM
:lol:
Bet365 back in sync but flash has crashed in streamtransport :tape:

Come on Gilles, hold!!!

darkboy
03-28-2011, 11:52 PM
No! Broken :(

Silver.
03-28-2011, 11:57 PM
Better play from him now

lalaland
03-29-2011, 12:05 AM
break back please, Gilly.

Cloudygirl
03-29-2011, 12:07 AM
Gilly?

turtle-rn
03-29-2011, 12:09 AM
I think it's the first time I see Pablo with a bearable haircut (the wind is helping a lot though).

lalaland
03-29-2011, 12:11 AM
Gilly?

no one call him that here? :lol:
shorter to type ;)

MsTree
03-29-2011, 12:11 AM
Gilly?

You plucked that thought out of my head :lol: Kind of cute though :)

MsTree
03-29-2011, 12:13 AM
Fucking rain!!!! :o

turtle-rn
03-29-2011, 12:14 AM
no one call him that here? :lol:
I've only read him called that on a blog I dislike very much.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 12:14 AM
I don't have my sound on, what's all that with umpire talking into the walkie? raining?

darkboy
03-29-2011, 12:15 AM
Rain?? what the fuck?

lalaland
03-29-2011, 12:16 AM
oh, it is raining.

turtle-rn
03-29-2011, 12:17 AM
They are not leaving the court so it's probably just a short interruption.

darkboy
03-29-2011, 12:18 AM
It was sunny all day through! Silly weather...

turtle-rn
03-29-2011, 12:19 AM
My jinx power is still around. :p

Scotso
03-29-2011, 12:29 AM
I detest rain delays.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 12:29 AM
wow, it's pouring now.

darkboy
03-29-2011, 12:33 AM
That's a hell of a rain. The match can be canceled for tonight...

MsTree
03-29-2011, 12:45 AM
They're out drying Gillou's court. Looks like a swimming pool :lol:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 12:49 AM
They're out drying Gillou's court. Looks like a swimming pool :lol:

At least those are good news :rolleyes:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 01:07 AM
Is there still a stream for Gillou's court? I can only find for the Stadium court which is almost ready.

MsTree
03-29-2011, 01:10 AM
Bet365 still have a stream for it.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 01:13 AM
How is the court? Can he play again tonight?

MsTree
03-29-2011, 01:15 AM
Nearly dry, they'll be out in about 10 minutes I would guess!

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 01:20 AM
Thanks

darkboy
03-29-2011, 01:21 AM
Yes they will play :)

I just hope it's worth waiting for.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 01:35 AM
Any News?

MsTree
03-29-2011, 01:35 AM
Here they are. Allez!

lalaland
03-29-2011, 01:35 AM
They came back.

I thought the wind may die down a bit after rain, but it seems to still be a bit windy. Well, hopefully Gilles can cope with the changing condition, although I haven't seen him do well after rain delay :p.

Allez Gilles, please win.

darkboy
03-29-2011, 01:41 AM
Where are the streams?:mad:

lalaland
03-29-2011, 01:42 AM
http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/2/50/v-225036.html

this one is working for me

darkboy
03-29-2011, 01:43 AM
Thank you very much.

Allez Gilles!

FlameOn
03-29-2011, 01:45 AM
Why's he down a break, why? :mad:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 01:49 AM
bah...
Let's take two straight sets now.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 01:49 AM
4-6

lalaland
03-29-2011, 01:50 AM
high quality match :lol: :p

C'mon Gilles. You can't keep losing in R3.:mad:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:05 AM
Break him now!

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:14 AM
YES

Allez!!

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:19 AM
4-1, Allez

FlameOn
03-29-2011, 02:20 AM
Yay he's righting the ship in the second. ;):drive:

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:22 AM
1 more set to win, Gilles. ALLEZ!

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:23 AM
he cleaned up his game. 1st set was 6 winners 15 UE, 2nd set is 9 winners 3 UEs.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:24 AM
We are going to the decider, 4-6,6-1

MsTree
03-29-2011, 02:24 AM
Nice set Gilles :D Keep it up! Allez!!!

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:24 AM
Great, only 3 UE

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:26 AM
Now he is playing his game :)

Just stay concentrate Gillou!

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:39 AM
Lost bp, 1-2 Cuevas

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:46 AM
The break it's done!

Allez!

FlameOn
03-29-2011, 02:47 AM
Allez! :rocker2:

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:52 AM
4-2

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:52 AM
Wow, it's so windy right now. I feel bad for the ballboys/girls, they must be freezing.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 02:53 AM
Break, 5-2 this is great from Gilles

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:54 AM
oh, shit, rain! :mad:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:54 AM
No, just NO.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:56 AM
Rain, please go away for 5 mins, that's all Gilles needs to finish the match. C'mon, please.

darkboy
03-29-2011, 02:58 AM
Lucky ballgirl :P

lalaland
03-29-2011, 02:58 AM
Gilles chatting up the ballgirl who's holding his umbrella :lol:

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 03:00 AM
Is the play Stopped?

lalaland
03-29-2011, 03:01 AM
Oh no. They are going in. Dammit, rain :mad::mad::mad:

darkboy
03-29-2011, 03:02 AM
Yes it is. Rain delay

darkboy
03-29-2011, 03:03 AM
They are drying the lines now so hopefuly they are gonna play

lalaland
03-29-2011, 03:03 AM
They came back out.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 03:05 AM
Well, Gilles came out, I didn't see Cuevas yet.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 03:07 AM
Done. GSM for Gilles. Great, now he can rest. He plays Tipsy tomorrow 4th match on Grandstand.

MsTree
03-29-2011, 03:08 AM
:woohoo: Gilles! :D

darkboy
03-29-2011, 03:08 AM
Bravo Gilles :)

Tipsarevic next.

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 03:16 AM
Yeah, bravo Gillou, first Masters R16 since Paris 09, and also he overtakes Baghdatis, and is the new number 25th in the world

FlameOn
03-29-2011, 03:24 AM
Allez!

lalaland
03-29-2011, 03:29 AM
Yeah, bravo Gillou, first Masters R16 since Paris 09, and also he overtakes Baghdatis, and is the new number 25th in the world

ummmm, not so fast, there are still players out there who can overtake him, however unlikely it seems. Let's not jump the gun yet. ;)



P.S. I took back the unlikely part. Del Potro can win this, totally, no?

Scotso
03-29-2011, 04:46 AM
Gilles :banana:

I can't believe that they might move Djokovic's match tomorrow off the main court. This is the guy that's undefeated this year, ffs. :o But I suppose it's very important to show Petkovic vs. Jankovic. :help: :lol:

lalaland
03-29-2011, 05:15 AM
I can't believe that they might move Djokovic's match tomorrow off the main court.

They are? They shouldn't bother, Nole vs Viktor, they should know it will end very quickly, won't take up much center court time :p.

Silver.
03-29-2011, 06:42 AM
Well I had to go to bed :p but :woohoo: he won!!! :D He's on late again today so I won't be able to watch again! :(

Scotso
03-29-2011, 05:47 PM
ummmm, not so fast, there are still players out there who can overtake him, however unlikely it seems. Let's not jump the gun yet. ;)

P.S. I took back the unlikely part. Del Potro can win this, totally, no?

Guess not. ;)


They are? They shouldn't bother, Nole vs Viktor, they should know it will end very quickly, won't take up much center court time :p.

I don't know, but I think Nole has earned that court.

People are writing Viktor off, but I don't think they should (I don't know if you were just joking). Viktor's really talented and much better than his performance against Nole in Indian Wells. Some of Nole's fans are getting extremely overconfident... the streak will end at some point and Viktor has the ability to end it. That said, though, Nole will likely win because he definitely is a better player.

lalaland
03-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Guess not. ;)


I really feel that I've jinxed him :(. Sorry Juan Martin. I wanted him to win, I hate Fish :p. That's the thing, I hate jumping the gun, cos I can totally see the jinx coming. But sometimes I can't help it :o.


I don't know, but I think Nole has earned that court.

People are writing Viktor off, but I don't think they should (I don't know if you were just joking). Viktor's really talented and much better than his performance against Nole in Indian Wells. Some of Nole's fans are getting extremely overconfident... the streak will end at some point and Viktor has the ability to end it. That said, though, Nole will likely win because he definitely is a better player.

I was joking, but then I also really don't think he has a chance against Nole, few has these days. I like Viktor too and I think he plays very well these days against most. But Nole is in such high right now, I just can't really imagine anyone can take him down. I agree though, Nole is the best player since this year, he certainly deserves to be on ctr court then the WTA ones.

turtle-rn
03-29-2011, 06:16 PM
I don't know, but I think Nole has earned that court.
I wouldn't mind more variety on the big courts though. I don't expect the people that have paid pricer tickets to watch the big names to agree with me. Big names don't equate higher quality matches that often. *points at women's number one*

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 06:24 PM
Lala, i think that now i can say that Gilles will be top-25 by Monday, unless Anderson advances to SF defeating Nole, Isner and Juan are OUT

lalaland
03-29-2011, 06:32 PM
Lala, i think that now i can say that Gilles will be top-25 by Monday, unless Anderson advances to SF defeating Nole, Isner and Juan are OUT

Yes, sure, maybe he can even get higher ;)

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Yeah why not?

MsTree
03-29-2011, 07:26 PM
More effing rain in Miami :(

MsTree
03-29-2011, 07:31 PM
They've shunted Djokovic v Troicki over to Grandstand after Berdych v Mayer :o So we'll have to wait later for Gillou :( And he probably won't be on TV now :mad:

Silver.
03-29-2011, 07:39 PM
Nooooooooo :sad: :sad: :sad: the opportunity is so rare to see Gillou on TV!! The other games were moving on so swiftly i thought i might have had chance tonight. Then it starts raining and a bloomin reschedule. :mad: :fiery:

Gillouthe best
03-29-2011, 07:52 PM
And what about the rain? Is It going to contiNue or it is has stop?

MsTree
03-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Its still raining, a light drizzle apparently. Have they moved Miami to the UK when we weren't watching?

Silver.
03-29-2011, 08:09 PM
They have the court dryers out :woohoo:

MsTree
03-29-2011, 09:03 PM
Their FB feed says play is about to resume.

Silver.
03-29-2011, 09:33 PM
So after Berdych it's going to be Nole? Well Berdych is two breaks down in the second, presumably they'll go into a decider, Nole usually take under an hour to whoop Troicki. It's going to be at least 2 and a half hours before Gilles plays which makes it 1:00am uk time. That sucks.

Anyone know what time they play till in the evening? When was Tsongas called off?

MsTree
03-29-2011, 10:08 PM
They were still playing when Gillou's match finished, about 4.10am UK time. I can't do 2 nights like that in a row :o Was Tsonga v Dolgopolov not called off because of more rain though?

lalaland
03-29-2011, 10:56 PM
I think after Gilles' match done, Jo and Dolgo only played 1 more game before rain came to call the match off. It's not a time issue, it's a rain issue.

darkboy
03-30-2011, 12:35 AM
Nole finished his match. Gillou next on court :)

MsTree
03-30-2011, 12:47 AM
Allez Gilles! :D

darkboy
03-30-2011, 01:12 AM
He is in control of the first set! 4-1

Silver.
03-30-2011, 01:12 AM
Break and a hold :hearts: perfect timing (I set my alarm to wake me up after Berdych and Nole had finished :D) lets see how long i can stay awake now :) Allez Gilles!

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 01:27 AM
Dammit. Way to give the break back. :tears:

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 01:28 AM
From 4-1 to 4-4.

MsTree
03-30-2011, 01:30 AM
And 3 bps to go 4-5 :o

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 01:32 AM
:rolleyes: What's with all the chokeitis going round? First Ivanovic lost to Clijsters from 5-1 40-0 in the third and now this.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Da f$#^, Gilles?!

Ana :sad:

MsTree
03-30-2011, 01:37 AM
Oh Gilles :( 4-6

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 01:38 AM
Gilles. :rolleyes:

Silver.
03-30-2011, 01:39 AM
Tipsarevic upped his game, Gilles lost his rhythm. I don't like labellings it a choke to be honest. Onwards to the second set, we all know how Gilles likes to take it in three...or are those days over, i don't want him to go home yet! Allezzzzz

lalaland
03-30-2011, 01:40 AM
I just turned on the stream and heard he was leading 4-1 with a bp :rolleyes:.

C'mon Gilles.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 01:41 AM
I just turned on the stream and heard he was leading 4-1 with a bp :rolleyes:.

C'mon Gilles.

Link, please? :D

lalaland
03-30-2011, 01:42 AM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=43341&tv_id=382&tid=5756&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=286

lalaland
03-30-2011, 01:46 AM
Rainer is watching this match, don't think he's cheering for Gilles :p.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 01:47 AM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=43341&tv_id=382&tid=5756&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=286

Merci. :hatoff:

Scotso
03-30-2011, 01:48 AM
This is one of the better streams I've seen, and it doesn't take an hour to get it to work. :yeah: And it has the Tennis Channel commentator I (now not so-) secretly like.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 01:57 AM
Gilles is hitting some really nice shots... it's just that they're in between bad ones.

Two great points (including one at net :o) and then a terrible one.

lalaland
03-30-2011, 01:59 AM
C'mon Gilles. Don't get mad, get even. Allez!

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 02:01 AM
Gillou is a mess compared to Sydney and AO. :sad:

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:02 AM
0-30! :yeah:

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:04 AM
4*-2! :yippee:

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 02:05 AM
Yay 4-2.

darkboy
03-30-2011, 02:05 AM
The break it's done. Please stay consentrate Gillou.

Allez

FlameOn
03-30-2011, 02:09 AM
A mess.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:14 AM
Ugh.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:17 AM
I think he'd have a better chance to break for a set than serve for it, so this is a good thing.

lalaland
03-30-2011, 02:29 AM
C'mon Gilles, get even! break him.

MsTree
03-30-2011, 02:32 AM
Oh fuck a TB :tape:

Cmon Gilles!

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:35 AM
I love swinging volleys. :drool:

3-2*

lalaland
03-30-2011, 02:37 AM
Please Gilles, don't waste that break. C'mon, take the set. Please.

Scotso
03-30-2011, 02:38 AM
5*-2... allez!