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Glide on Terre Battue to victory, clay season 2011

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lalaland
04-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Well, me again, opening yet another thread for the clay season, but now, Gilles should be immune to my jinx ;).

I see this clay season as the most important portion of the season for Gilles, mainly because there are 3 majors tournaments (Madrid, Roma and RG) and no point for him to defend. Also because he's pretty consistent every year in the second half of the year, but it's hard to tell what he will manage on clay, so I think his performance this clay season will play a big part in what ranking he will end this season at. So allez Gilles, you like the red stuff, no?

First up, Casablanca next week. Gilles seeded #3, has a bye and most likely start play on thurs.

His section of the draw:

Starace/Brands
Machado/Ramirez Hidalgo
Bolelli/Gil
Bye/Simon

If he gets out of this section, the potential SF opponent is #2 seed Baggy.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/360/mds.pdf

MsTree
04-02-2011, 07:52 PM
You're very creative with your thread titles!!! :D

When I read the draw for Casa I was going to write he could do some damage here but it would prob be to himself (:o) so I'll just say what an interesting field and reasonable draw :devil:

Allez Gilles!!! :lol:

lalaland
04-02-2011, 08:05 PM
he could do some damage here but it would prob be to himself (:o)

:lol:
He said he won't play if he's not completely pain free, emmm, haven't we heard this one before? :p

darkboy
04-02-2011, 08:22 PM
4 major tournamentens :) There is Monte Carlo too.

I also think that the clay season is the most important by far this year :)

lalaland
04-02-2011, 08:27 PM
4 major tournamentens :) There is Monte Carlo too.

I left out Monte Carlo just because it's pretty hard for him to gain pt there, he has to at least get to QF to gain (since his lowest 500 level pt is 90).

darkboy
04-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Really? Thanks for the info.
The ranking system seems even more complicated now to me. How the hell the 500p tourmanents affect the 1000p ones?

MsTree
04-02-2011, 08:47 PM
Monte Carlo only counts as a 500 even though you get 1000 pts for winning it! It's the only one like that though :)

Nathaliia
04-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Bolelli is a dead ghost now, it's safe to assume he'll play Gil.
Gilles vs. Gil :scratch:

darkboy
04-02-2011, 08:51 PM
Monte Carlo only counts as a 500 even though you get 1000 pts for winning it! It's the only one like that though :)

Thank you ;)

To the QFs then :D

MsTree
04-02-2011, 08:52 PM
Bolelli's quite cute though, I bet Sammy would have his hands full during that match! :lol:
Hi Nathii! :wavey:

Nathaliia
04-02-2011, 08:57 PM
I danced with them both at our challenger ;) both are cute

hi Les, how are you? :p I'm a bit drunk but got my period and don't really feel like going to the club so I'm hanging online :o

MsTree
04-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Oh we're in sync then! :lol:
I'm going to get an early night, me and a friend are going for a long walk tomorrow along one of Scotland's most beautiful glens, Glen Affric, it's one of the few places with remnant of the old Caledonian pine forest. Really looking forward to it!
http://image12.webshots.com/13/7/36/70/147273670bvNOGf_ph.jpg
(not my pic but I'm hoping for the same kind of weather!)

Nathaliia
04-02-2011, 09:07 PM
What I remember about my stay in Scotland is that weather changed every 10 minutes :o

MsTree
04-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Aye that's about right! Good for photography though! :lol:

Scotso
04-03-2011, 05:35 AM
I love the clay season. :hearts:

Bonne courage, Gilles! :rocker2:

teem
04-03-2011, 09:33 AM
in casablanca poussin was the winner in 2008
I hope he can play this year !

rudylegh
04-03-2011, 03:03 PM
in casablanca poussin was the winner in 2008
I hope he can play this year !


really anyone knows how is Gilles now after latest injury?

possible that he will withdraw from Casablanca?

tx

Silver.
04-03-2011, 03:24 PM
I'm looking forward to my first clay season ;) the first clay matches I watched properly were the DC ones in Austria this year! I never used to bother with this part of the season, I was missing so much! :)

Kezzi
04-03-2011, 06:06 PM
You're very creative with your thread titles!!! :D

When I read the draw for Casa I was going to write he could do some damage here but it would prob be to himself (:o) so I'll just say what an interesting field and reasonable draw :devil:

Allez Gilles!!! :lol:
I was going to say the same thing :D

:lol:

I'll join you on the Allez! :bounce:

Really? Thanks for the info.
The ranking system seems even more complicated now to me. How the hell the 500p tourmanents affect the 1000p ones?
I gave up on trying to understand it and am very grateful that people here tell me when he gains or loses points. :lol:

Bolelli's quite cute though, I bet Sammy would have his hands full during that match! :lol:
Hi Nathii! :wavey:
:rolls: I'm sure he would. :p Didn't he have a Bolelli avatar a while ago?

I danced with them both at our challenger ;) both are cute

hi Les, how are you? :p I'm a bit drunk but got my period and don't really feel like going to the club so I'm hanging online :o
What did the wifey think about that? ;)

You chose a good place to hang out. :)

lalaland
04-03-2011, 06:15 PM
possible that he will withdraw from Casablanca?

Probably not.
He doesn't play until thurs, I think he expects he'll be good to play by then.

Scotso
04-04-2011, 05:01 AM
Well, me again, opening yet another thread for the clay season, but now, Gilles should be immune to my jinx ;).

We should probably just decree by unanimous consent that you are now to open all the playing threads. :D

Scotso
04-04-2011, 05:03 AM
Probably not.
He doesn't play until thurs, I think he expects he'll be good to play by then.

Wow, Thursday? You'd think with another major event next week they wouldn't bunch up the matches at the end like that.

Silver.
04-04-2011, 08:56 AM
I think he requested to play thurs scotso, gives his neck/back more time to get better :)

Casp83
04-04-2011, 10:22 AM
According to Bibich on Welovetennis (who lives at Morocco and works for the tournament), Gilles withdraw for Casablanca.
Waiting for the confirmation.

Silver.
04-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Oh no :sad:

Kezzi
04-04-2011, 11:27 AM
Poor Gilou :sad:

darkboy
04-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Oh no :( It would be a good warm up for the major clay season tournaments :(

Is it 100% sure by the way?

--

At the official site they announced that Ferrero, Granollers and Mayer are OUT but nothing for Gillou!

lalaland
04-04-2011, 06:46 PM
According to Bibich on Welovetennis (who lives at Morocco and works for the tournament), Gilles withdraw for Casablanca.
Waiting for the confirmation.

I finally see where this appears on WLT.
If he really had already w/o, then it will confirm my suspicion that tournaments don't announced w/o until the very last min, or delay it as long as possible so they can continue to sell tickets with the big names on the draw. Can't blame them though.

We'll wait for confiramtion. I don't mind one way or the other. If he needs the time to recover from the injury, then I'm happy that he's sensible enough to take the rest he needs. If he decides to play, then I'm glad that he gets some practice before the big tournament next week, plus there'll be stream ;). Actually, I kinda hope that he plays since we got stream, but that's kind of selfish of me :o.

Gillouthe best
04-04-2011, 06:48 PM
In le equipe they dont say anything

Silver.
04-04-2011, 06:54 PM
I finally see where this appears on WLT.
If he really had already w/o, then it will confirm my suspicion that tournaments don't announced w/o until the very last min, or delay it as long as possible so they can continue to sell tickets with the big names on the draw. Can't blame them though.

We'll wait for confiramtion. I don't mind one way or the other. If he needs the time to recover from the injury, then I'm happy that he's sensible enough to take the rest he needs. If he decides to play, then I'm glad that he gets some practice before the big tournament next week, plus there'll be stream ;). Actually, I kinda hope that he plays since we got stream, but that's kind of selfish of me :o.

Haha, +1 on all of that ;)

Scotso
04-06-2011, 07:36 AM
News? :o

darkboy
04-06-2011, 10:50 AM
Hopefully he will play tomorrow in Casablanca. The tournament doesn't say anything aboy withdrawal.

turtle-rn
04-06-2011, 04:24 PM
According to L'Equipe video commentary, he's going to play tomorrow.

btw, which language is "terra battu"? :o

lalaland
04-06-2011, 04:50 PM
According to L'Equipe video commentary, he's going to play tomorrow.

btw, which language is "terra battu"? :o


:lol:
Houston called their's terra battu, so I just stole it from them ;). You can call it the American spelling of the French words, if there's such thing. :lol:
I don't claim to know French, so I don't want to change it to terre battue :p

soulage
04-06-2011, 06:31 PM
third match on center court. The draw is really open now with all that seeds losing today. It looks really like a tournament he can win if he's healthy of course.

darkboy
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Actually it looks like a tournament he MUST win, "if he's healthy of course" :)

Scotso
04-07-2011, 07:10 AM
Another title would be nice... if he's feeling up to it. :angel:

Silver.
04-07-2011, 09:52 AM
Well if he does play today, good luck to him :)! ALLEZ!

darkboy
04-07-2011, 01:36 PM
He is on court!

Good luck :D

Silver.
04-07-2011, 01:40 PM
He's on :) Hope he's feeling okay. I was really confused before, the first match started at 11am and i looked at the time in Casablanca and they seemed to be one hour behind, but when I checked the live scores at 12 they had been playing an hour... :confused: anyone explain that for me? :p I may just be being stupid here.

Silver.
04-07-2011, 02:00 PM
Nice running down the line back hand from Gilles! :hearts: *0-30 :)

darkboy
04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
He got the break :) Serving for the set.

Allez!

Silver.
04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Break up in the first set 5-3

Silver.
04-07-2011, 02:29 PM
Beautiful finish to take the set :)

Silver.
04-07-2011, 02:53 PM
Gil gives the break with a double fault *3-2 in the second

Silver.
04-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Gilles wins! 6-3, 6-4 :woohoo: played well enough, but not great ;) onwards.

darkboy
04-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Good job :D
Not a great match but he was good enough :)

Next, Starace. The H2H is 2-0 for Gilles!

lalaland
04-07-2011, 05:24 PM
Gilles vs Starace is 3rd match tomorrow, play starts at noon.
Good luck Gilles.

Gillouthe best
04-07-2011, 05:30 PM
Allezz

teem
04-07-2011, 06:05 PM
yes he can, can do it :)

MsTree
04-07-2011, 07:04 PM
:D Always good to come home to a Gillou win :D
Did anyone record it? Or can anyone record tomorrow's match?

lalaland
04-07-2011, 07:21 PM
I did, Les. I'll put it up later.
Oh, but it's not in English. That english commentator annoys me very much, so I watched the other language, easier to watch when I don't know what they are bsing about :p.

I'll also try to record tomorrow. The only problem is I'm not sure if I can record the whole match, depends on what time it starts. 1st match starts at 4am my time, I think I won't be able to stay til the end of Gilles' match. So if there's other on here who can record it too, that would be great.

Kezzi
04-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Woohoo, he won :rocker2: Allez! :D

Scotso
04-07-2011, 07:58 PM
:yeah:

MsTree
04-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks Lala :hug:

MsTree
04-07-2011, 09:47 PM
Baggy went out to Kuznetsov. He plays Hanescu in the other QF in Gilles' half :0

FlameOn
04-07-2011, 11:43 PM
:banana: So close to top 20!

Silver.
04-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Well. Montanes timed it just right so Gilles comes on court as I go out for my driving lesson :sad: i'll be back in an hour and a half. How annoying. Good luck Gillouuuuuuu :bounce:

darkboy
04-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Allez Gillouuu!

darkboy
04-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Tough hold from 0-40.

darkboy
04-08-2011, 03:04 PM
Early break :) ALLEZ! 2-0

darkboy
04-08-2011, 03:23 PM
NOO

Starace is one break up *4-3.

Allez Gillou!

darkboy
04-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Nobody is around?

Gilles lost :(

6-4 3-6 6-4

Silver.
04-08-2011, 05:43 PM
Oh dear, that was a poor finish. I saw from when Gilles was 4-2 up in the third with three break points, I feel like such a jinx :sad: Gilles seemed to give up in the last game, that sucks, it was there for the taking.

darkboy
04-08-2011, 05:47 PM
It was a giveaway from Gillou :/
It's strange cause usually he is a strong fighter. How can he lose from 4-2 40-0* in the final set? :/

Silver.
04-08-2011, 05:50 PM
I don't know, I don't think it was an injury, just lost his head a bit I think, you could tell he was getting frustrated.

darkboy
04-08-2011, 05:54 PM
I think so too.

The important thing is to have better luck for the next weeks.

lalaland
04-08-2011, 06:12 PM
He tanked the last game :fiery:, I so want to kick his butt (where can I go find a kick butt smilie). He just rushed 4 pts and made 4 UEs :rolleyes:. He better has some damn good reasons like he's cramping or something, cos there's really no excuse to gave it away, it was still on serve and Starace didn't do anything to pressure him. It's like he had enough and just want to get off the court. Srsly, this sucks, Gilles. You just better do well in Monte Carlo, or else ...:mad:


I'm trying to think back, but it just seems to me that he always has this kind of losses on clay: this match, that DC match and last year's match against Nieminen, all losses when he was in a favorable winning position. Or is it just me trying to blame it on clay? but I can't really think of any losses on other surfaces, not recently anyway.

Silver.
04-08-2011, 06:40 PM
I did notice he was stretching his leg at one of the changeovers late on? Like, crossing his left ankle on his right thigh and pushing on his knee :confused: cramp perhaps? Not sure..

darkboy
04-08-2011, 06:49 PM
Really? I only hope it's not the serious knee problem...
That tournament wasn't something important anyway, what's important is to do well in MC, Rome, Madrid and RG.

lalaland
04-08-2011, 07:12 PM
I did notice he was stretching his leg at one of the changeovers late on? Like, crossing his left ankle on his right thigh and pushing on his knee :confused: cramp perhaps? Not sure..

Yes, I noticed that too, that's why I mentioned cramp. He was stretching the right leg during changeover, and he seems to have trouble with the leg during one of the last point. Doesn't seem to be the knee though. And by the look of it, it's not serious, it just seems he's annoyed, not hurt. He really looked like he just rushed things to get off court. It's not that he was nervous and couldn't close out. He just had no patient and rushed thru the last game. And what's more annoying is that Starace had looked like he couldn't bother either, so or the more nonsense that Gilles just gave the break to him.

That tournament wasn't something important anyway, what's important is to do well in MC, Rome, Madrid and RG.

The tournament is not important. But i think every win on clay will help his confidence. Last year, he said he was bothered by the loss to Nieminen on clay more so than any other losses. Loss like this one surely won't help things out.

I'm not too concern about the leg/knee, it feels like he's maybe a bit tired mentally though, he played nonstop since Rotterdam, eventhough he had breaks in between tournaments like Mia and IW. Still, it's hard to relax when there isn't a scheduled week off. He finally has a scheduled break after MC, so I hope he can re-focus and do well to close out this stretch. But first, let's hope for a good draw.

MsTree
04-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Aw Gilles :( Was looking forward to watching some tennis tomorrow :(

lalaland
04-08-2011, 08:17 PM
BTW, Les, I recorded the stream today if you are still interested. I actually told my boss that I had to come in late so that I can tape the whole match, it seemed like a good idea then when he won the 2nd set :lol:. So it's more annoying to me that he lost.

Anyway, I'll put it up later in case if anyone still wants to see and torture him/herself :p. It's not english again, the english stream had audio problem so I stick with the foreign language one.

MsTree
04-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Yes please Lala :)

FlameOn
04-09-2011, 01:54 AM
:mad:

lalaland
04-09-2011, 07:06 AM
L'Equipe reported Gilles said he felt a sharp pain on his right thigh at that game when he was up 0-40. But nothing serious, it's like a big cramp. He'll be in Monte Carlo next week.


After Nole and Querrery pulled out, Gilles should get the last seeding for Monte Carlo, that's good news :D.

darkboy
04-09-2011, 08:15 AM
Those are very good news! Now, he has to be serious :)

(p.s. Berdych and Murray are not seeds?)

MsTree
04-09-2011, 09:15 AM
Andy got a WC for entry, not sure about Tomas!

darkboy
04-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Yes, the both got WCs. So, we have two out (Novak and Sam) and two in (Tomas and Andy). Why is Gillou now seeded? :confused:

Edit:
Ok, i think i got it now :P

darkboy
04-09-2011, 12:56 PM
Unfortunately his Monte Carlo draw is really tough:

his quarter:

[3]Murray
Bye

Stepanek
Baghdatis

Montanes
Malisse

Bellucci
[16]Simon

[10]Youzhny
Mayer

Qualifier
Stakhovsky

Gimeno Traver
Giraldo

Bye
[8]Monfils

First Bellucci, then Montanes, then Murray? :rolleyes: He is also in Nadal's and Berdych's half.
GREAT:mad:

Silver.
04-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Damn you draw god.

Gilles will have to step up his game to get anywhere in this tourny, he can do it, as long as he's healthy :)

MsTree
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Much as I love Andy, he's little chance of making it as far as Gilles in Monte Carlo, there would never be a better time to have him in your quarter! :lol:

lalaland
04-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Last nite when I wrote he'll be seeded, I was gonna make a joke saying hope he doesn't get Montanes at R1... but decide that I better don't jinx him. Ummmm, too late, just thinking about it already did the trick :rolleyes:.

Okay, all those claycourters along the way, if Gilles made it out of R1 and R2, and even get a chance to Murray, I actually like his chances again Andy. But like Les, I don't think Andy will get that far.

darkboy
04-09-2011, 05:08 PM
Andy is not a big scare but Bellucci is a very good clay player, not even to mention Montanes...

If he manage to get to R3 he has chances for something good, even a semi ;) No matter what, he has to level up his game as soon as possible.

lalaland
04-09-2011, 06:13 PM
Agree that he certainly has to up his game a notch. I fear Bellucci more than Montanes, I don't know why, maybe because he's a lefty. It's a very tough R1.

So I changed the title back to Terre Battue, I realized that Gilles should be gliding on the real European red clay in order to succeed, not the fake American one :p. My bad.:lol:

Silver.
04-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Yes lala, this will be an unjynx! (I hope ;)) Montanes did get beat by Andjuar today, I have no idea how good Andjuar is on clay, but perhaps Montanes isn't on form?

Gillouthe best
04-10-2011, 06:21 AM
No, i think Gilles would have won this tournament, in semis i think he would have defeated Hanescu, which isnt in form and then he surely had defeated Pablo, which in his only final in Bucarest 10, lost easily to Chela after defeating Granollers.

Tutu
04-11-2011, 08:28 AM
If he plays well, he can go far. :shrug: He just needs to play well.

Gillouthe best
04-11-2011, 03:56 PM
For me it is not so bad draw, he gan get past Thomaz and Albert, and Andy or Steps are completely winable, but all this if Gilles plays well

lalaland
04-11-2011, 05:30 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, 12 APRIL, 2011

COURT CENTRAL start 10:30 am
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [16] G Simon (FRA)
Not Before 11:30 AM
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [2] R Federer (SUI)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[12] J Tsonga (FRA) vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs M Raonic (CAN)



ALLEZ!

MsTree
04-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Allez Gilles! :D Will be at work but will send positive vibes :)

darkboy
04-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Center court! yay
Maybe that will help him to play better than last week :)

Kezzi
04-11-2011, 07:55 PM
Allez Gilles! and Allez me!, I will have to try my best to keep my eyes on my books iso live stream. :(

Silver.
04-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Good luck Gilleeees, please win, it will make my week of exams that little bit more bearable if i can watch some tennis this week :p I'm with you Kezzi, going to take massive will power to concentrate on work whilst checking live scores every 2 minutes!

Kezzi
04-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Another Allez! for you as well then. ;) Gilles, you and I, we can do it! :rocker2:

lalaland
04-11-2011, 09:05 PM
This on WLT:

Présent ce matin pour répondre aux questions des journalistes, Gilles Simon s'est montré comme à son habitude: précis et ironique. Après être revenu sur la rupture Wino/Jo, ses espoirs sur terre battue et l'hégémonie de Nadal sur terre, Gilles a répondu à la traditionnelle question sur sa forme physique. L'occasion de découvrir une spécificité physiologique du Niçois: "J'ai toujours mon torticolis. De toutes façons, je ne l'ai pas depuis seulement 3 mois ! Ca fait 5 ans que je me le trimballe ! Qu'est ce que vous voulez que je vous dise. Il n'y a pas vraiment d'explications médicales. Je suis né comme ça, je suis né tout raide (rires)"

:lol:. we know what you mean, Gilles :devil:

Kezzi
04-11-2011, 09:13 PM
:lol:. we know what you mean, Gilles :devil:
:rolls: :p

Silver.
04-11-2011, 10:51 PM
:lol:. we know what you mean, Gilles :devil:

:spit: hahahaha!

Gillouthe best
04-12-2011, 05:23 AM
Allez Gilles, i have an exam today from 9-50 to 10-40 of history in school, so i wont be able to watch it. Good Luck, anyone will record

darkboy
04-12-2011, 08:56 AM
He is on court!!

Allez!

darkboy
04-12-2011, 09:13 AM
First break: Done

*4-2 first set.

Allez :)

darkboy
04-12-2011, 09:25 AM
Solid performance in the first set.Just 8 UEs.

6-3

Hope he can close it in the second. He surely plays better than Bellucci.

darkboy
04-12-2011, 09:29 AM
Break from Gilles in the first game of the second set :D

Kezzi
04-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Allez Gilles! :banana:

darkboy
04-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Gillou just won a 17minutes serving game!

He is 3-1* up.

heba-mig
04-12-2011, 10:03 AM
another break *4-1 :D

darkboy
04-12-2011, 10:09 AM
After a silly injury time out from Bellucci after he got broken again, Gilles lost his serve for first time. :tape:

4-2* for Gillou

heba-mig
04-12-2011, 10:10 AM
4-2* :rolleyes:

darkboy
04-12-2011, 10:11 AM
Not for long. Gilles break Bellucci's serve again :)

*5-2.

darkboy
04-12-2011, 10:17 AM
Gilles won 6-3 6-2.

Great win against a very good clay court player who was not at his very best today though.

Continue playing like this Gilles :D

heba-mig
04-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Wonderful 6-3 6-2 :)

Silver.
04-12-2011, 10:21 AM
:woohoo: he won!! Can't wait to watch it when I get in :)

FlameOn
04-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Gillou! :bigclap:

lalaland
04-12-2011, 05:13 PM
Yay! Keep going Gilles!

Tomorrow OOP:

COURT DES PRINCES start 10:30 am
F Lopez (ESP) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)

Not Before 11:30 AM
A Montanes (ESP) vs [16] G Simon (FRA)
[6] F Verdasco (ESP) vs T Robredo (ESP)
[7] J Melzer (AUT) vs R Haase (NED)


Allez!

Gillouthe best
04-12-2011, 05:22 PM
No one here said it? Today's win was 200 tour level win from Giles in his career

lalaland
04-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Write up on MC website...

Simon Joins "200 Match Wins Club", Ends Monte-Carlo Drought
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
12.04.2011

Frenchman Gilles Simon ended a run of three first-round exits at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and marked his 200th tour-level win in emphatic style on Tuesday as he dismissed Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-2 in the first match on Court Central.

The No. 16 seed saved six of the seven break points he faced and capitalised on four of his five opportunities to seal victory in one hour and 33 minutes. It marked his first win at the Monte-Carlo Country Club since his debut in 2006, when he reached the third round (l. to Ljubicic).

"It was a good match. I'm happy," said Simon. "It was a good fight. I knew I had to play well because every time I dropped my level of game, he was coming back. So it was a good first round."

Reflecting on his 200 victories, Simon commented, "I remember the finals. I remember the victories against the top players more than the losses against lower-ranked players, even if those losses were also useful for me to learn from."

The 26-year-old Simon, who won his eighth ATP World Tour title at the start of the season in Sydney (d. Troicki), improved to a 16-9 match record in 2011. He is coming off back-to-back quarter-final showings in Miami (l. to Federer) and Casablanca (l. to Starace).

Simon will next face World No. 23 Albert Montanes after the Spaniard cruised past Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-2 in 82 minutes. The 30-year-old Montanes is coming off a season-best semi-final showing in Casablanca (l. to Andujar) last week.

http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2011/Tournament/Monte-Carlo-Tuesday-Simon-Notches-200th-Win.aspx

Silver.
04-12-2011, 06:37 PM
I'll be able to watch this one live :) :woohoo: Allez Gilles! And congrats on his 200th win :hug:!

MsTree
04-12-2011, 08:00 PM
Great stuff! I have it recorded but I don't know when I'll be able to watch it, never,mind upload it :( I'll miss the match tomorrow as I can't program Sky to record an interactive channel :sad: Will someone be able to record it?

lalaland
04-12-2011, 08:12 PM
I recorded this morning's match too when I was watching it. But somehow, this file of almost 2hrs and 1GB big, but nothing to show. I can only watch 5 mins of action and it stopped working after, something is corrupted in the file. I'll try to record the replay later, but I also don't have much time this week, super busy, so I'll upload as soon as I get it, not sure when.

Anyway, I'll try recording tomorrow's match too, hopefully it will work. If it doesn't work again, there's always replay.

P.S. My bad, tomorrow's match not on center court, no ESPN3 stream :sad:, no replay. Has to go with regular stream on livescorehunter, so I hope the recording will work.

MsTree
04-12-2011, 09:13 PM
I'm watching it (and recording it now :) there's a cute interview at the start :hearts: His hair looks great this tourney :p

Scotso
04-13-2011, 04:22 AM
Great win today.

darkboy
04-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Gillou and Montanes are on court!!

Allez Gilles! Please play well!
*fingers crossed*

darkboy
04-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Gilles wins 5 points in a row to save a triple break point at the opener.

darkboy
04-13-2011, 10:23 AM
Gillou broke Monantes.

*4-2

The good thing is that he plays well :)

darkboy
04-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Break back from Montanes...

darkboy
04-13-2011, 10:39 AM
6-3. First set to Gillou.

heba-mig
04-13-2011, 10:56 AM
a double break now for Gilles *4-1 :)

darkboy
04-13-2011, 10:56 AM
He plays solidly :)

heba-mig
04-13-2011, 11:00 AM
Gilles is broken back :(

darkboy
04-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Oh come on Gilles! The match isn't over yet.

FlameOn
04-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Come on Gillou! :)

FlameOn
04-13-2011, 11:30 AM
Well done Gillou! :hearts: A bit of drama closing it out but thankfully wasn't broken. :bigclap:

heba-mig
04-13-2011, 11:31 AM
congratulation Gilles on your 201 win :)
I guess he faced 3 bp in the last game, and he saved them all on the second serve
well done

Silver.
04-13-2011, 11:32 AM
Thank god for that! :) little bit of a dodgy game at the end but he won it :D woo :bounce:

darkboy
04-13-2011, 11:32 AM
6-3 6-4.

He stuggled a little at the end but it's ok :)
Two big wins against two really good clay court players. I think he can easily beat Murray or Stepanek now.

Scotso
04-13-2011, 03:58 PM
Murray played really well today. I mean, Stepanek wasn't so hot, but Murray still played a lot better than he has been... so I'm not so sure of a win anymore.

But congrats, Gilles! :yeah: Two good clay scalps in a row.

Tutu
04-13-2011, 04:10 PM
:lol: From what I saw, Stepanek was horrific and still had chances in set 2. Murray was good compared to IW/Miami, but by no means amazing or anything. Gilles has a good chance if he starts strong and keeps his head.

Silver.
04-13-2011, 04:22 PM
Annoyingly Murray seems to have found a little bit of better tennis. Gilles said once Murray was his most difficult opponent but hopefully he will stay patient, Murray will panic, and mentally implode :devil: :p

turtle-rn
04-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Murray played really well today. I mean, Stepanek wasn't so hot, but Murray still played a lot better than he has been... so I'm not so sure of a win anymore.
I watched Gilles' match from 4-3 first set on, there were some good sequences here and there but mostly it was Montanes being horrendous that made the difference. When he finally upped his game, trailing 1-4 in the second set, things got tight instantly and Gilles's passiveness and lapse of concentration were again worrying. I wouldn't make him a favourite against Murray, no matter what form Andy is in.

turtle-rn
04-13-2011, 04:42 PM
Tomorrow OP:

. Court central - dès 10h30
David Ferrer (ESP) - Milos Raonic (CAN)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) - Rafael Nadal (ESP) - pas avant 11h30
Roger Federer (SUI) - Marin Cilic (CRO) - pas avant 13h30
Gilles Simon (FRA) - Andy Murray (GBR)

. Court des Princes - dès 10h30
Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Gaël Monfils (FRA) - Frederico Gil (POR)
Jürgen Melzer (AUT) - Nicolas Almagro (ESP)

MsTree
04-13-2011, 05:32 PM
OK Tomorrow I'm hoping for rain! :lol: It would be great if they were getting started just as I got home from work!

Good win Gilles and a big ALLEZ for tomorrow :D

lalaland
04-13-2011, 06:03 PM
The end of the match wasn't pretty, but it's still a pretty good win over a claycourter.

I won't underestimate Murray, but there won't be a better time to play Andy than now. Gilles' only win over Andy was on clay eons ago, so at least Gilles can recall that match and get some confidence ;).

I'm hoping it will start earlier, than I can watch the whole thing before I get to go to work.

turtle-rn
04-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Gilles had his G.I. Joe haircut back then. I hope he will recall that too. :p

MsTree
04-13-2011, 06:46 PM
Scotty's post "Gillesex rip hair" made me laugh so hard I decided I had to post here! :lol:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ymn3njjgymi

lalaland
04-13-2011, 07:20 PM
Gilles had his G.I. Joe haircut back then. I hope he will recall that too. :p

Ugly haircut, ugly shirt, he still won. We should like the odds for tomorrow then ;)

wPLmeCuyRX0

Silver.
04-13-2011, 07:26 PM
That haircut! :unsure: His hair at the moment is perfect length ;) Although, speaking of ugly outfits, i'm not a fan of his current fluorescent green shorts with striped shirt combo, I don't know about everyone else. I love Wimbledon because all the players wear white and look so smart :hearts:

Scotso
04-14-2011, 05:09 AM
I think his hair pretty much looks good at any length.

I get to watch him on TV tomorrow. :D

FlameOn
04-14-2011, 05:34 AM
That haircut! :unsure: His hair at the moment is perfect length ;) Although, speaking of ugly outfits, i'm not a fan of his current fluorescent green shorts with striped shirt combo, I don't know about everyone else. I love Wimbledon because all the players wear white and look so smart :hearts:
I like his current outfit especially the shirt. It reminds me of a smart schoolkid. :p

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Gilles+Simon+ATP+Masters+Series+Monte+Carlo+RCBHbR lIAdkl.jpg

Kezzi
04-14-2011, 07:59 AM
I love the striped shirt and green shorts :D

MsTree
04-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Woop woop!!! Got the afternoon off to watch my boys :D Allez Gilles!!!

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Both of them are playing well, 2 early breaks and holds since then, 3-2 Gilles.

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:29 PM
No one in? Andy just broke Gilles to love with some aggressive hitting, come on Gilles, break back!!! 3-4 :(

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:31 PM
Wee racquet throw from Gilles! He's only finding the net just now :( 3-5

darkboy
04-14-2011, 02:32 PM
Break back Gillou!! :(
Oh, racquet punishment...

Allez

(i'm studying at the same time)

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Oh fuck Gilles has turned his ankle :sad:

darkboy
04-14-2011, 02:38 PM
no no NO

lalaland
04-14-2011, 02:38 PM
dammit.

Please no injury.

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:41 PM
Sam Smith just said this is the best set of tennis she's seen Andy play, ever!!!

Hope he'll be able to run this off but not too hopeful :sad:

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:46 PM
First set to Andy 6-3. Poor Gilles! :hug:

darkboy
04-14-2011, 02:47 PM
He is a great fighter.
If he manage to win this match it will be one of the highlights of his career.

darkboy
04-14-2011, 02:50 PM
Break Murray's serve to love.

A L L E Z G I L L O U

lalaland
04-14-2011, 02:51 PM
Oh Gilles, what a game, why is it always the injury that brings the best out of you. But please, keep going, as long as you don't hurt yourself any further.

lalaland
04-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Poor Gilles :hug:
He's done. This is just bad luck.

MsTree
04-14-2011, 02:58 PM
:lol: The crowd booing Andy for making Gilles run :lol:

More strapping :(

Kezzi
04-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Now that I can watch him, he's injured again :( Poor Gilou, I think he has too much bad luck lately. :awww:

lalaland
04-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Not sure what's the point here for him to carry on. But I'm okay with that if he doesn't cause more damage to himself. That's all I hope for now.

darkboy
04-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Why Gilles can never be lucky? ffff

lalaland
04-14-2011, 03:11 PM
It's worse luck when he got hurt playing in front of French crowd, cos that's when he won't quit. Other places he would have retired.

MsTree
04-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Great fh to take the break :D 2-5 though :(

darkboy
04-14-2011, 03:22 PM
5-3.

Break him!!!

MsTree
04-14-2011, 03:26 PM
6-3 6-3. Poor Gilles, hope he gets over that one quickly!

darkboy
04-14-2011, 03:28 PM
SO much bad luck. He can give some of his bad luck to other players...

Get well quickly Gillou :sad:

lalaland
04-14-2011, 03:28 PM
Gosh, this is just disheartening. Every time he starts to gather some momentum, an injury hit :sad:.

turtle-rn
04-14-2011, 07:28 PM
I guess it's one of those matches I'm glad I couldn't watch.

heba-mig
04-14-2011, 07:35 PM
this is just so sad :sad:
I couldn't believe my eyes, another injury.. :mad:
I just hope that this one is not serious as the knee injury
Allez Gillou, get well soon...

darkboy
04-14-2011, 09:20 PM
He just can't gain some momentum with incidents like this :/

FlameOn
04-14-2011, 09:31 PM
OMG. What was the injury? :help:

darkboy
04-14-2011, 09:36 PM
OMG. What was the injury? :help:

He twisted his right ankle

FlameOn
04-14-2011, 09:55 PM
He twisted his right ankle
Oh. :( Well if he could finish the match and didn't have to retire it can't be too bad. Here's hoping he gets back ASAP.

darkboy
04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
He was really stuggling to carry on but i also hope it's not something very serious.

Silver.
04-14-2011, 11:10 PM
Oh Gillou :sad: I was so annoyed today as I had to run several errands instead of watching this match, and I was looking forward to it. I saw the final scoreline and I guess I though I hadn't missed much but only just read that he got injured :sad: that's really not fair, poor Gilles, I feel bad for him. At least he has a week off now to recover, hope he gets better soon :hug:

heba-mig
04-14-2011, 11:36 PM
what's the next tournament for Gilles?

lalaland
04-15-2011, 03:25 AM
Oh. :( Well if he could finish the match and didn't have to retire it can't be too bad.

Whether or not he's able to finish the match is never a good indication of how serious his injury is. Remember Bercy 09 that match against Legenda? he finished the match and even played the next one on that busted knee, and then it took him 8 months all the way to mid-june to completely recover from that busted knee :shrug:. Not saying that this is serious or not, cos I have no idea how serious this is. When they were showing the trainer taping his ankle, that commentator said there's already a lump there which is never good. But who knows. If it's just a sprained ankle, then I think he can get over it pretty quick, but if there's any ligament issue, then it could take time.

what's the next tournament for Gilles?

He's on entry list of Estoril (single & double). I kinda hope that he will skip that one. I think he played too much recently and I hope he takes some rest. But if he shows up to play Estoril, his first match will be about 2 weeks from today. Hopefully it's not too bad so he'll be able to play Rome/Madrid.

Silver.
04-15-2011, 02:54 PM
I just watched the match, I have huge respect for him for carrying on, but god that looked nasty on the replay. I was wincing watching him during the second set, but that first game he played :hearts: it's a relief to know it's not serious although he hasn't seen the doctor, but he sounds okay in the presser. I bet he was disappointed because Carine and the baby were there, remember the luck it brought him in Metz? :p He has a good break now which is good, I also hope he skips Estoril, he's played so much!

lalaland
04-23-2011, 02:20 PM
Estoril Draw:


(1) Robin Soderling vs Bye
Jeremy Chardy vs Adrian Mannarino
Alejandro Falla vs Pablo Andujar
Qualifier vs (8) Juan Martin Del Potro

(3) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Bye
Pere Riba vs Pablo Cuevas
Marcos Daniel vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs (6) Thomaz Bellucci

(5) Milos Raonic vs Igor Andreev
(WC) Joao Sousa vs (WC) Gastao Elias
Daniel Gimeno vs Carlos Berlocq
Bye vs (4) Gilles Simon

(7) Kevin Anderson vs Thiemo De Bakker
Rui Machado vs Victor Hanescu
Qualifier vs Frederico Gil
Bye vs (2) Fernando Verdasco

Allez!

MsTree
04-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Interesting draw! Would like to see Gilles v Raonic :) Allez!!!

Silver.
04-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Draw is pretty good, main difficulty is Raonic, good luck to him I hope he is feeling healthy and happy :) Allez!

lalaland
04-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Double draw:

Andujar/DGT vs Allegro/Simon

and IF they win, their potential opponent in R2 is #1 seed Bopanna/Quershi. Well, hope he has a good time playing the first match ;).

Gillouthe best
04-23-2011, 07:53 PM
Is he friend of Allegro?

Kezzi
04-23-2011, 08:41 PM
Don't know, but I've noticed Allegro tends to play with French guys. :)

Gillouthe best
04-23-2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks Kezzi

Silver.
04-23-2011, 08:46 PM
The last time Gilles won a double match was when he was partnered with Safin, I would have liked to have seen that :hearts:!

Kezzi
04-23-2011, 08:55 PM
Thanks Kezzi
I just looked at his doubles partners for this year, they are either Swiss, French or German, so I guess he just chooses them based on language. :p
It was funny last year in Mons, he partnered Mahut. They played against Brown/Wassen, both train in Germany. Allegro made a joke ("It's not the same" roughly translated from German) about Brown always wanting to have the same ball back. Then Brown responded in German "I'll give you the same!" and smashed the ball really hard at him. Everyone laughed, except for Mahut and the audience (French speaking Belgians, only my sis and I understood German in stead of French :lol: ) It was a pretty funny moment and Allegro translated it for Mahut. :)

edit: To keep the :topic: going, check his personal bio. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Yves-Allegro.aspx :rolls: It's funny, but it's also kind of sad they don't have anything else to say about him. :awww:

lalaland
04-24-2011, 06:56 PM
ORDER OF PLAY - MONDAY, 25 APRIL, 2011

CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[WC] M de Lattre (POR) vs J Larsson (SWE)

Not Before 2:00 PM
R Machado (POR) vs V Hanescu (ROU)

Not Before 4:00 PM
[WC] J Sousa (POR) vs [WC] G Elias (POR)
P Andujar (ESP) / D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs Y Allegro (SUI) / G Simon (FRA)

Scotso
04-25-2011, 03:33 AM
I wonder why he didn't partner with Jeremy if he's going to play doubles. :(

Pretty good draw in singles.

lalaland
04-25-2011, 04:33 AM
Could it be because Jeremy wants to win ;)?

Jeremy won double title and got to finals, Gilles thinks his double match is gonna be short :p.

Okay, just kidding, I have no idea why. Gilles played with Roger-Vasselin last time in AO. Here Roger-Vasselin teamed up with Chardy.

Gilles takes double match as practice session, but I'm always glad that he chooses to participate :).

Gillouthe best
04-25-2011, 04:20 PM
Gilles doubles match is streamed on LiveScoreHunter

Silver.
04-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Thanks Gillouthebest! I didn't even look because I just presumed it wouldn't be streamed :) Yay, I get to see Gilles play doubles for the first time ;)

lalaland
04-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Wow, nice of them to show double first round. Can't watch it at work, any chance someone can record the stream?

MsTree
04-25-2011, 05:41 PM
Yay!!! Gillou playing doubs live on my laptop :D :D :D And I'm home just in time :woohoo: I'll try to record it Lala :)

Silver.
04-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Am I missing something here? My stream just says www.livescorehunter.com on it :confused: :(

MsTree
04-25-2011, 06:35 PM
I'm watching the bet365 stream, it's buffering every now and again but basically working!

Gillou holding serve nicely but Yves got broken :( 2-3

Silver.
04-25-2011, 06:45 PM
Found one :) I like what Gilles is wearing! :hearts:

MsTree
04-25-2011, 06:53 PM
My stream froze now it's going in slo motion :( Commentary ok though!

Silver.
04-25-2011, 07:01 PM
Terrible scoreboard :help:

Silver.
04-25-2011, 07:20 PM
:hug: lost 6-3,6-3. Nevermind.

MsTree
04-25-2011, 07:25 PM
I really found that difficult to follow, the stream froze so much - the recording is the same Lala but I'll still upload it if you want it!

Some nice shots from Gillou there, for once he wasn't the weaker player in the team :lol:

lalaland
04-25-2011, 09:54 PM
I really found that difficult to follow, the stream froze so much - the recording is the same Lala but I'll still upload it if you want it!
Yes please. I've only ever seen him played double once before.

Some nice shots from Gillou there, for once he wasn't the weaker player in the team :lol:
Good to hear :D

BlueLighthouse
04-26-2011, 04:55 AM
Some nice shots from Gillou there, for once he wasn't the weaker player in the team :lol:

I saw Yves' tweet about 'bad day' and immediately though 'well, you should pick partner with good double skill next time' :p -- good to know that it's not Gillou (again).

FlameOn
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
I've been away from net for a few days. What's Gillou's next tourney? :)

Silver.
04-26-2011, 02:02 PM
He's in Estoril right now FlameOn :) he will probably play tomorrow, or thursday.

If you're ever wondering you could check out Lala's thread - http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=172833 it's regularly updated and very useful :)

Silver.
04-26-2011, 06:33 PM
If Gilles meets Raonic in this tourny I really think he's going to struggle

darkboy
04-27-2011, 03:05 PM
I don't think so.
Gilles is better than Raonic.

Gillouthe best
04-27-2011, 06:33 PM
I think exactly the opposite, that Raonic will struggle against Gilles. But Btw, Berlocq can be tough, i have seen him and he is not that bad

darkboy
04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
He is playing tomorrow the second match at the "Centralito" court. Not the central one...

Silver.
04-27-2011, 08:39 PM
I just think Raonic is the man of the moment right now and is definitely going to be difficult, and with Gilles recent injuries, however obviously I'm fully behind him :) (if they meet that is ;))

MsTree
04-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Allez Gilles!!! :D
Can someone record the stream, if there is one?

lalaland
04-27-2011, 11:06 PM
Allez Gilles!!! :D
Can someone record the stream, if there is one?

I'll most definitely try. And I think there is stream. Atm, LiveScoreHunter is listing Berlocq - Anderson at 6am (my time), they are a little confused who's playing who, I guess.

Raonic's definitely the man of the moment, he got center court. I really hate the combined event. And I'm a bit bummed that Gilles don't get to get some match practice on center court. Oh well, he'll manage. Allez!

Silver.
04-28-2011, 01:31 PM
The stream is listed under Anderson v. Berloq if anyone can't find it :)

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Allez Gillou! :bounce:

Silver.
04-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Gilles playing some nice tennis, only 5 points in but Gilles has won all of them :)

Silver.
04-28-2011, 01:47 PM
Gosh Berloq grunts a lot!!

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Not too good on BPs so far. :(

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Not bad from Gillou. 5-2. :)

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 02:21 PM
6-2. :bounce:

Silver.
04-28-2011, 02:37 PM
The commentator is ooh-ing and aah-ing at Gilles shots saying he just hit the shot of the tournament! The ball is so faint on my stream though I can barely see it :p

Gilles up a break in the second :D

Silver.
04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Wow Gilles serve percentage is 74% in the match so far!

Silver.
04-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Gilles has won the last 8 games *4-0 in the second

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 03:02 PM
Thashed him. :bowdown: Played really well, gave him no chance. :cool:

Silver.
04-28-2011, 03:03 PM
:woohoo: great match from Gilles!! His first serve has improved and he played some brilliant shots. Next match - Raonic. Allez!! :bigclap:

misty1
04-28-2011, 03:13 PM
:eek::worship: gillou

great match today

heba-mig
04-28-2011, 06:20 PM
I'm so happy that he played really well, this is of course lovely things to hear :D
Allez Gillou

Kezzi
04-28-2011, 06:50 PM
I'm ooh-ing and aah-ing here too just from reading it. :lol:
Allez Gilou :woohoo:

Silver.
04-28-2011, 07:49 PM
Gilles is provisionally in the top 20. Number 19. Go Gilles! :bigclap:

lalaland
04-28-2011, 08:26 PM
He played well today. Berlocq is a really good match up I guess, cos I felt that Gilles almost overpowered him :p (not often I can ever say that). His serve is really on and allowed him to take control right away and he often just stepped into the court and drove a winner from a weaker return. And the double match must have rubbed off on him, he came to the net to finish off points more often than usual. This gotta be a feel good match for him. Anyways, tomorrow will be a different story, Milos’ serve for sure will be much bigger than Berlocq. But he’s in good form, he will manage, I think. Allez.

I’ve uploaded today’s match. Tomorrow, his match is not before 4pm local time, which unfortunately means I’ll be in traffic around that time. If anyone can record the stream, that would be great.

Silver.
04-28-2011, 08:27 PM
OOP for tomorrow -

CENTRALITO start 12:30 pm
P Cuevas (URU) vs [6] T Bellucci (BRA) - ATP
[1] R Bopanna (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) vs [3] E Butorac (USA) / J Rojer (AHO) - ATP
Not Before 4:00 PM
[5] M Raonic (CAN) vs [4] G Simon (FRA) - ATP

I don't think i'll be able to watch it :sad:
Good luck to him! Allez!!

FlameOn
04-28-2011, 08:39 PM
I expect a victory over Milos. :) Then he'll probably beat the crap out of Nando. :lol:

Scotso
04-29-2011, 04:30 AM
Gilles :yeah:

MsTree
04-29-2011, 06:45 AM
Yay!!! Allez for today too, I'm going to try to get the afternoon off :D

Silver.
04-29-2011, 11:58 AM
Someone can say to Blackbriar to shut his big mouth about Gilles( Gael and Jo also)?
This guy is very annoying on the forum, in fact, he fears that Gilles climbs the rankings and surpass Gasquet at the end of the year.:lol:

I gave in and responded to him. I understand why some people dislike Gilles but his comments were plain idiocy and therefore probably should be ignored, but I couldn't help it :p
I'm not going to do it again in the future, he's basically trolling and trying to incite a response.

MsTree
04-29-2011, 01:59 PM
LOL blackbriar is a wee insignificant nyaff, even Gasquet fans can't stand him! :lol:

Black clouds over Estoril just now but the rain's holding off for now!

misty1
04-29-2011, 02:05 PM
good luck today to him, really hoping he gets the win

MsTree
04-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Torrential rain :(

misty1
04-29-2011, 03:37 PM
he might not even get to play today

which works for me, id rather his match be over by the time i get up...i find he wins most of his matches when i cant watch

MsTree
04-29-2011, 04:12 PM
Forecast is for rain till midday tomorrow :(

Silver.
04-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Doesn't look like they will resume play (although the message on the stream is "Live event will be starting shortly" the forecast is still heavy rain :confused:). If they can't play, how do they fit them in then? Can they play the final on Monday? Or will whoever wins Gilles QF have to play two matches in one day :confused:

MsTree
04-29-2011, 05:49 PM
The ATP scoreboard is showing the Delpo v Sod score again and the livestream for Gillou's court is saying the match will start shortly :)

edit - but they're showing Anderson v Verdasco's warmup instead :(

MsTree
04-29-2011, 06:12 PM
Gilles v Raonic has been moved to Court 1 apparently although they've not appeared on the scoreboard yet :(

MsTree
04-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Gillou held his serve to love then broke Milos :D 2-0

Silver.
04-29-2011, 06:38 PM
Good start :D! Any stream MsTree?