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Vamos, It's the late clay season

soulage
05-01-2011, 10:40 AM
A new thread for this short clay season :lol: Rome, Bordeaux then maybe Nice qualies or RG qualies :sad:.

Let's go with a first round in Rome vs the strange Dustin Brown. I remember him on clay last year vs Gilles in Stuggart and he was irritating me :devil: Well he beats Wawrinka in Munich so he's in good shape. For Arno it will be the opportunity to test his body then we can't have much expectations after his break. I doubt there is livescore unfortunately. Good luck to him :angel:

Filo V.
05-01-2011, 01:26 PM
Crossing fingers and toes for a victory over Dustin :lol: But even if he loses, it's good to see him playing again :D

Filo V.
05-01-2011, 08:58 PM
Arno plays on Monday, the last match on the second court. Hopefully he can come through with a win but I have purposely kept my hopes down :lol:

Kezzi
05-01-2011, 10:37 PM
I hope Brown doesn't annoy Arnaud too much with always wanting the same ball back for serve. :tape: I can see Arnaud go :fiery: at that.
If he's fit, Arnaud has a good chance imo... as long as he doesn't drive himself crazy over stupid things. :p

Via
05-02-2011, 12:48 AM
at last some news, and he's not yet retiring :bounce:

my hope is he's happy and healthy, winning is beyond what i can hope :lol:

soulage
05-02-2011, 11:12 AM
It may have a livescore on bet365 for court 1. I opened the streaming for center court and it's cold and no sun in Rome today. Cold and slow conditions indeed and of course there is only 3 linesmen for all the court :lol: Dusty's behaviour and court conditions let's imagine some talks during the match :lol:

Kezzi
05-02-2011, 03:21 PM
A video of Arnaud training at RG from the FFT facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/video/video.php?v=10100327774229671&oid=200510388698&comments
:)

soulage
05-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Thanks Kezzi he's serious in the training.

Bad news for today he lost in a close match :sad: 26/64/67(2) My detailed report :devil: Just arrived on bet365 livescore at the end of first set so I looked the summary of games. He has been broken 2 times from 30 and Dusty had some holds from 40 but with Bet365 we can't know if there was BP for Arno. Then I followed the score.

Arno breaks to love at 2-2. At *4-3 Arno had again to save few BP to finally manage closing the set on his own serve 64. At the beginning of the third set Arno had 40 love lead on Dustin's serve but missed this 3 BP in a row and even one more on AD. Pity he missed all those BP it could have change the result. At 1-2 he was broken on first Dustin BP. At 2-4* he had to save few game points on Brown's serve to break back on AD. At *3-4 close game but he level the set to 4-4. On following Dustin's serve he had 30 love lead but didn't have BP. At *4-5 40-40 he was close to lose match then at *5-6 he had to save MP. He started badly the tie-break and was fastly **1-4 down to lose it 2-7.

After a long break of course it's logical to have problems to play the crucials points at 30-30 00-30 or tie-breaks but anyway it's tough to lost a match in the last set tie-break when there is the place to win :o It was a a battle with no straming no idea of the level but it looks he fights. No idea of what he will think of that match :confused: it's a loss in first round of a 30000$ so not good :devil: Already over next is Bordeaux where the level is amazing and he could face top players.

He's also losing Estoril points and will be around 165# next week :help: :tape: You've to be very motivated to continue :eek:

Fat Camel
05-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Thank you Soulage for report! I couldn't find any live scores.

Yes, that's a very tough loss for Arnaud, but that's some good news that after such a long break he was equal to Brown. Maybe this match can give Arnaud some confidence that he can still win but not losing to players like Seifert in straight sets. And of course - the main thing, this all shows that he is at least healthy now, i believe.

Of course he needed this win but that's not desperate situation, we couldn't expect more from Clement. Hope he'll continue his progress in Bordeaux.

Filo V.
05-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Well, a win wasn't likely, Dustin just did a good event in Munich. The fact he made it so close is a good sign I think. He plays better in France than anywhere else by far it seems now, so I think he can do a good result in Bordeaux.

soulage
05-07-2011, 05:54 PM
He'll play Benoit Paire http://www.atp-primrosebordeaux.com/tableausimple.php I really like Benoit :angel: and he belongs to Bordeaux's team he's so fun to watch :D Well it will be tough for Arno but we already know it :lol: Hope a good match between them :angel:

The WC for RG should be announced next week and losses don't go on his way to get one :sad: We'll see if the FFT consider his career more than the current results.

Filo V.
05-08-2011, 12:34 AM
If Arno is denied a WC, to me that is sort of like a career ending type move, a big wake up call. That's a move that signals that FFT thinks he's basically done, and that he's no longer a priority or a thought in French tennis. It would be really sad if that happens.

As for Bordeaux, well, at least if he beats Benoit the draw is pretty good thereafter :lol:

Gillouthe best
05-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Tomorrow at centre court, 12:30

Kezzi
05-09-2011, 06:22 PM
Allez! :bounce:

Via
05-10-2011, 12:09 AM
yes, why are we cheering 'vamos' ??

:p

Kezzi
05-10-2011, 09:02 AM
yes, why are we cheering 'vamos' ??

:p
:confused:

soulage
05-10-2011, 02:29 PM
Vamos because of clay :p 46/26 today

I watched some games not all cos it was a really boring match and I had to finish something at work. The match was so fast that I was not able to see an all set :lol:
From what I saw he was looking old he had absolutely no consistency in his game moving not very well hitting DF on BP not very concerned no joy to be on court :rolleyes:. Some gift games by Benoit make the result even more close :help:. He was looking so rusty like a veteran indeed :lol: I know it's clay but in that match he was looking done :sad: The injuries and sickness pushed him too much down. He's near #175 now and could be out #200 after Wimbledon. I mean I don't know where he could find pleasure playing low cost tournament every week :devil: He needs a little miracle :angel:

I hope he will find more joy to play in the nex tournaments he planned and how many he will play :confused: With his ranking he has not a lot of choice.

soulage
05-11-2011, 08:23 AM
The press stresses that Arno was not fighting yesterday not even angry about his poor performance :devil:. Normally when he plays like that he's awful with everybody :lol: but not yesterday. He said he will be in RG in qualies or with a WC. I though he could have been already denied a WC which could have explained why he was a ghost on court yesterday but maybe extra sport problems it's a french speciality :lol: or injury problem :sad:

Le sentiment en revanche était plus mitigé pour Benoît Paire. L'Avignonnais de Primrose s'est certes débarrassé d'Arnaud Clément en 2 sets, mais de son propre aveu, il n'a pas livré un grand match. Face à un Clément fantomatique et loin de la combativité qui a fait sa réputation, Paire aurait dû expédier la rencontrer beaucoup plus rapidement s'il n'avait pas commis autant de fautes directes. «En fait, je suis simplement satisfait de m'en être sorti. Avec Arnaud, on se connaît bien, on était un peu crispés tous les deux. Et c'est celui qui a commis le moins de fautes qui est passé. Mais pour être honnête, ça n'a pas été un bon match.» Arnaud Clément n'a pas démenti. «Je suis très déçu et frustré, mais je n'ai pas mis l'implication qu'il fallait et de toute façon, mes sensations n'étaient pas bonnnes.»
http://images4.hiboox.com/images/1911/87879b54a0c5b3adf5401debf928e3f9.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/eq11,87879b54a0c5b3adf5401debf928e3f9.jpg.html)

soulage
05-12-2011, 11:39 AM
Nothing official but on RG official they write he's in the list http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/photos/2011-05-12/201105121305201856716.html?promo=hp_photos Wait the announce to confirm

WC just confirmed by article http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-12/201105121305211527238.html

Marine
05-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Yes, HE HAS A WILDCARD IN RG :D:D:D

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110512_193551_les-wild-cards.html

soulage
05-12-2011, 06:07 PM
He should go in Nice to play qualies because Bordeaux was so strange it was not him on court. He needs to play at least one match :lol: before RG. The tournament director says in an interview he will be there but they always announce guys who won't come :lol:

Par hasard Marine tu es pas abonné à Tennis Info leur interviews sont bien et j'ai manque celle d'arno dans celui d'avril

http://www.fft.fr/cms/GetObject.asp?Type=5&ID=16562

Marine
05-12-2011, 07:00 PM
Non désolée, je l'ai même jamais lu ce mag, je suis fidèle à tennis mag depuis 15 ans.lol
Tu devrais envoyer un ptit MP aux français du forum, y'en aura bien un qui l'aura. ;)

soulage
05-12-2011, 08:49 PM
c'est le mag de la fft pas en vente en magasin.

Now i stop speaking in french :angel:

Kezzi
05-12-2011, 09:08 PM
Now i stop speaking in french :angel:
Thanks. ;)

And :bounce: :dance: :woohoo: for Arnaud's wildcard. :D They still believe in him. :worship:

Filo V.
05-12-2011, 11:16 PM
As of this point, I'm just taking everything one tournament at a time and enjoying watching Arno for Arno, because the tennis and the career seems to be headed south with no turning back, and it's looking more and more like this could be the final times we see him in singles :sad:

But I am happy he got the WC! :D Hope he can do something with it :lol:

Via
05-12-2011, 11:53 PM
that WC is truly a surprise. do they tend to take pity on old statesmen about to retire? :p

hope he won't look so out of place at a slam tournament :scared:

soulage
05-13-2011, 12:24 PM
that WC is truly a surprise. do they tend to take pity on old statesmen about to retire? :p
That's possible they have given him one because he will announce his retirement. His behaviour on court and off court in Bordeaux let's expect this.

I'm wondering if he will play doubles in RG as lately he also stop playing doubles. There is not a lot of friends remaining on tour :lol: Why not Seb who miss his goodbye on court las year :lol: :angel:

Filo V.
05-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Yeah, I've read some news/rumors that Arno is retiring at RG, or that he is essentially retiring at RG and then will officially play his last match at Paris indoors. So it looks like this is it for him :sad:

Arno/Seb doubles, put that on center court and they will have as many fans as any Nadal or Djokovic match :p If he plays doubles he could win some matches too :lol: And go out on a positive :angel:

Kezzi
05-13-2011, 02:02 PM
That's possible they have given him one because he will announce his retirement. His behaviour on court and off court in Bordeaux let's expect this.

I'm wondering if he will play doubles in RG as lately he also stop playing doubles. There is not a lot of friends remaining on tour :lol: Why not Seb who miss his goodbye on court las year :lol: :angel:
Why do you put :lol: ? It's not like it's something funny to say. :confused:

I really hope he won't announce his retirement at RG. :sad:

soulage
05-13-2011, 02:27 PM
Why do you put :lol: ? It's not like it's something funny to say. :confused:
:confused: He's kind of survivor :p no more player that he can consider as a friend on tour so at the moment to search a partner I imagine him saying i'm the last they all gone :help: that's not a sad situation quite funny indeed. And yes I would found funny if he could play with Seb nothing especially sad either :confused: I'm wondering about the doubles in RG and for me it can be funny situations ;) I vote for a Seb/Arno double in RG :rocker2:

I really hope he won't announce his retirement at RG. :sad:
Maybe he won't do but i really feel 2011 like his last season due to his injury problems :awww:

Fat Camel
05-13-2011, 03:43 PM
I'm just so happy to see Arnaud playing a slam again and try not to think about retirement.
Hope, they'll give him one of the center courts.

soulage
05-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Pere Riba in 1st QR in Nice, clay court specialist with good results lately. Not the easiest draw it's a pity to play qualies of a 250 and face the #71 :rolleyes:. That's the problem with that ranking :sad: Good luck but the luch is not too much with him those days :awww:

Marine
05-13-2011, 08:29 PM
soulage I don't see why seb would play again (even in double), he stoped last year. i'd love to see them back together a last time in RG, but it won't happen.
And I agree with kezzi, it's not very funny this idea of arnaud stoping.
Of course his tennis is pathetic, he's not able to win a match in challenger, his career is not interesting to follow now, I must admit. and it's not interesting for him, even if, still some months ago he said he was still motived...but... despite of all these bad things, I know I'll be sad when he'll annonce he stops, especially if he does it this year in RG. I'm not ready for that.

Kezzi
05-13-2011, 08:44 PM
:confused: He's kind of survivor :p no more player that he can consider as a friend on tour so at the moment to search a partner I imagine him saying i'm the last they all gone :help: that's not a sad situation quite funny indeed. And yes I would found funny if he could play with Seb nothing especially sad either :confused: I'm wondering about the doubles in RG and for me it can be funny situations ;) I vote for a Seb/Arno double in RG :rocker2:

Maybe he won't do but i really feel 2011 like his last season due to his injury problems :awww:
Arnaud might say that as a joke, but imo he himself is the only one who can joke about that. I might misunderstand what you mean, but at this moment that's what I see. And I don't think there are no players left who he considers a friend. Maybe not his best friends, but still.
I definitely misunderstood what you said about Seb, cause a double with him can be funny indeed. I read it as if you posted that smiley, because he missed Seb's goodbye. I don't think they will play doubles though, even if I'd love to see that. :)

To some extent I agree with that, but there are players with more severe injuries and they didn't stop. It doesn't have to be the reason for Arnaud to stop.

soulage I don't see why seb would play again (even in double), he stoped last year. i'd love to see them back together a last time in RG, but it won't happen.
And I agree with kezzi, it's not very funny this idea of arnaud stoping.
Of course his tennis is pathetic, he's not able to win a match in challenger, his career is not interesting to follow now, I must admit. and it's not interesting for him, even if, still some months ago he said he was still motived...but... despite of all these bad things, I know I'll be sad when he'll annonce he stops, especially if he does it this year in RG. I'm not ready for that.
Me neither. :sad: :hug:

Fat Camel
05-13-2011, 08:53 PM
Arnaud might say that as a joke, but imo he himself is the only one who can joke about that. I might misunderstand what you mean, but at this moment that's what I see. And I don't think there are no players left who he considers a friend. Maybe not his best friends, but still.
I definitely misunderstood what you said about Seb, cause a double with him can be funny indeed. I read it as if you posted that smiley, because he missed Seb's goodbye. I don't think they will play doubles though, even if I'd love to see that. :)

To some extent I agree with that, but there are players with more severe injuries and they didn't stop. It doesn't have to be the reason for Arnaud to stop.


Me neither. :sad: :hug:

I think nobody's ready. :sad: These injuries happened so all af the sudden :mad:
And i hope he's not ready himself for this step.

soulage
05-13-2011, 09:13 PM
soulage I don't see why seb would play again (even in double), he stoped last year. i'd love to see them back together a last time in RG, but it won't happen.
And I agree with kezzi, it's not very funny this idea of arnaud stoping.
I made two parts in my post one about a possible retirement announced but nothing sure then a second about the doubles and I made fun about the choice of a double partner :confused: I didn't think you would be hurt by this :confused: After write something not funny i try to do a bit of smile. Sorry

Of course his tennis is pathetic, he's not able to win a match in challenger, his career is not interesting to follow now, I must admit. and it's not interesting for him, even if, still some months ago he said he was still motived...but... despite of all these bad things, I know I'll be sad when he'll annonce he stops, especially if he does it this year in RG. I'm not ready for that.
I don't think this is not interesting to follow :p It can be boring or tough but always something interesting :)

Arnaud might say that as a joke, but imo he himself is the only one who can joke about that. I might misunderstand what you mean, but at this moment that's what I see. And I don't think there are no players left who he considers a friend. Maybe not his best friends, but still.
If we look all the partner of Arno in RG past years now they are retired or with a new partner. And I really want Seb Arno, Seb didn't go on court last year in RG why not this year ?

Kezzi
05-14-2011, 10:33 AM
He lost. :sad:
The message on FB: Arnaud vient de s'incliner en deux Sets face à P. RIBA sur le score de 6/4 7/5

Fat Camel
05-14-2011, 11:13 AM
3/23 on 2nd serve in the second set :(

soulage
05-14-2011, 11:34 AM
How do you understand that loss cos he was *5-1 up in that second set but on serve he was hitting doubles faults and many second balls. Why he has been so poor on serve today because he's no more used to play match because it was windy or because he had a pain :sad: I can't help myself to think of the last possibilty :(

To some extent I agree with that, but there are players with more severe injuries and they didn't stop. It doesn't have to be the reason for Arnaud to stop.
My english is not enough good :smash: i'im not sure to understand your point of view :angel:. You mean that injury can't be the reason for leaving ? I'm sure that Arno loves so much that game :hearts: that if he was not injured he would to continue until 40 yo :lol: .

He would a pity to leave because your body decide it and not because you want it but i'm afraid it could happen in his case :sad: The grass and HC are more favorable for him he entered Nottingham second week of RG.

Kezzi
05-14-2011, 12:13 PM
How do you understand that loss cos he was *5-1 up in that second set but on serve he was hitting doubles faults and many second balls. Why he has been so poor on serve today because he's no more used to play match because it was windy or because he had a pain :sad: I can't help myself to think of the last possibilty :(


My english is not enough good :smash: i'im not sure to understand your point of view :angel:. You mean that injury can't be the reason for leaving ? I'm sure that Arno loves so much that game :hearts: that if he was not injured he would to continue until 40 yo :lol: .

He would a pity to leave because your body decide it and not because you want it but i'm afraid it could happen in his case :sad: The grass and HC are more favorable for him he entered Nottingham second week of RG.
I'm not saying it can't be a reason for leaving, I'm saying it doesn't have to be a reason. Every time an older player gets an injury everyone starts talking about retirement, but we just don't know that. We can't look into their minds. And I have the feeling that Arnaud's injury isn't of the kind he can't overcome. Yes, he has a bad losing streak, but I don't think it's so bad that he can't fight back anymore. So far his injury doesn't completely keep him from playing.

Filo V.
05-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Arno has a horrible combination of a low first serve percentage and a low second serve winning percentage. He's never been a high average server but he's usually won most points on his first serve and enough on the second serve for it not to hurt him too much. Now he's barely winning second serve points but still serving at low percentages, and it's costing him big time.

Whether it's injury or not, we'll probably know. Maybe it's rhythm since this is his second match in weeks. But this has been the pattern for Arno for basically the last year so it's not a good sign.

I think that if Arno does retire, it will because he's simply burnt out and lacks motivation, not because of health. The health may drive him into a lack of motivation, but I don't think that will be the sole reason he decides to end his career.

Filo V.
05-14-2011, 04:53 PM
If Arno doesn't retire at RG, we'll probably know what his career will be like on grass. If he struggles, I don't expect him to continue in 2012. If he has a resurgence, he just might hang on until he can't anymore. He hates clay so anything outside of losses was really unexpected from me and I'm sure himself as well :o :lol:

soulage
05-15-2011, 08:30 AM
And I have the feeling that Arnaud's injury isn't of the kind he can't overcome. Yes, he has a bad losing streak, but I don't think it's so bad that he can't fight back anymore. So far his injury doesn't completely keep him from playing.
Well, It's already forced him to interrup the training three times this year and it seems that's it prevent him to give his best on court. If he doesn't keep him from playing it keep him to be competitive imo

Thanks to Jean for his report from yesterday http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=177368&page=2

Well, I'm a fan of Arnaud, so I'm not gonna be too tough: the man is turning himself into ridiculous. He's never had a powerful nor a penetrating game, but that was worse today; barely pushing his serves in, he was on his backfoot with Riba returning well: deep in the middle, finishing off points easily with dropshots and sharp volleys.
The second set was all about Clement choking, he was 4-1 or 5-1 ahead, and ended up losing it 5-7 without giving a fight to be honest. On another hand, you have to know that Riba is coming out of a reasonably good clay season and he was playing with much confidence today, going for many winners with a detached attitude, as if he was sure to win, just here for a routine match against a player by which he could have been easily beaten a few years ago. Clement did not even take time to sign autographs for the few kids around; the rumours according to which he will retire at Roland Garros are, I hope, true, because Arnaud is no longer playing tennis right now anyway.

He's in the double draw with Adrian http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/6120/mdd.pdf

Marine
05-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the infos.
The second one (especially the last sentence) is depressing. :crying2:

soulage
05-15-2011, 10:47 AM
:hug:

Riba destroyed Brizzi 6062 yeterday and Russel 6261 today. Arnaud is the only to have give him little troubles that's add to the weird of the situation. I'm happy he's playing with Adrian pity there no streaming for doubles that's a lovely team :angel:

Gillouthe best
05-16-2011, 06:53 PM
Also Riba defeated Rufin today 6-2 and 6-2, so it wasnt that bad

soulage
05-16-2011, 07:29 PM
Also Riba defeated Rufin today 6-2 and 6-2, so it wasnt that bad
Yes Riba destroyed everybody but that most the scenario of the match and the on court attitude of Arno that was a problem :sad:

Arno and Adrian won their doubles :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

on the Wearetennis blog http://www.wearetennis.com/fr/#/blog/blog/298

CWRtPFYlLB8


Sorry for non french speaker because many privates jokes like Boris/Kad Merad :lol: The best quality of Arno by Adrian is that he's funny :lol: Well they are cute

soulage
05-19-2011, 02:08 PM
They lost 67(7)/16 Pityfor that lovely team

There were a streaming for doubles well more a webcam streaming :lol: so we don't see clearly the match but it was better than nothing. I was able to watch the first set from 2-2 and they were dominants on courts more creative even if they were staying more often on the baseline :lol: . They have two times the break up and a set point on serve during tie-break but I forced to say that they lost that first set also because of the weakness of Arno's serve :sad:. I was very interested to see him serving since the stats vs Riba and that was poor no first serve and a WTA second serve . He had absolutely no rythm and was just pushing his ball then It was free points for their opponents :sad:. On the game he was not bad but that serve :awww:. Watching that set it was obvious that it was the shot in which he was the less confident and who was affected all his game alike his confidence on court well everything Indeed. It was only a double match :angel: but it looks like the same problems than vs Riba appear.

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Pippo v Arno R1 of RG :sad:

Expecting TONS of breaks in the match :lol:

soulage
05-20-2011, 03:35 PM
According WLT the WC for doubles http://www.welovetennis.fr/rg/34801-double-les-wild-card-devoilees

I have to stop dreaming about Seb :awww: Same partner than AO. According an article on Djoko draw in lequipe http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110520_132515_le-sort-n-epargne-pas-djokovic.html Arno was playing with DIP this afternoon :angel: Well why not after all :lol:

Kezzi
05-20-2011, 05:41 PM
Cool that he got a wildcard in doubles as well. :cheerleader: (> I looove that smiley and am happy mtf supports it now :p)
Oh and it's the 'same partner as', 'than' is only used in comparisons, like fruit is better than candy. :)

soulage
05-21-2011, 09:33 AM
:facepalm: I think i wanted to write 'that' anyway i know my english is bad :awww:

Kezzi
05-21-2011, 11:53 AM
:facepalm: I think i wanted to write 'that' anyway i know my english is bad :awww:
Don't worry. Usually I don't correct when I know what you mean, but I've noticed that this is a "French" mistake so I thought I'd help. :)
I have to say that your English is pretty good! And not even native speakers are perfect, that's what I always think of for comfort. :p

soulage
05-21-2011, 06:21 PM
last message on facebook

" Bonjour a tous ! Quelques nouvelles en direct de Roland Garros ou je poursuis mes entrainements avant mon premier tour qui aura lieu lundi ou mardi ! Ça va plutôt pas mal même si je suis encore un peu irrégulier côté coups droit, je vais continuer de régler tout cela demain ! Un grand merci pour vos encouragements ! " Arnaud


Well he's training but he found he's still irregular on forehand and will continu to work on that tomorrow. He thanks everybody for cheering him

soulage
05-22-2011, 06:41 PM
He plays only on tuesday and with Jeremy they draw Guccione/Jamie Murray in doubles.

He has updated his facebook today and posted some videos :)


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Fat Camel
05-23-2011, 04:36 PM
Tomorrow second on second court!
It means streaming, we'll finally see Arnaud!

Marine
05-23-2011, 05:27 PM
Question: can I hope to see arnaud in double wednesday ???

soulage
05-23-2011, 05:46 PM
I Think you can and we hope you will :angel:. For tomorrow not too much expectations considering his level but taking some pleasure would be good for him :yeah:

Fat Camel
05-23-2011, 05:53 PM
Also Riba defeated Rufin today 6-2 and 6-2, so it wasnt that bad

And Rufin defeated Mannarino 6-2 6-3 6-2 :)

Marine
05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
I Think you can and we hope you will :angel:. For tomorrow not too much expectations considering his level but taking some pleasure would be good for him :yeah:

I hope too!!!! Maybe the last time I see him in RG...who knows ?
I have any expectations for tomorrow, at least, that's clear ! lol (and I won't be frustrated)

Kezzi
05-23-2011, 09:07 PM
You should have let me know you were planning to go, you could have borrowed my shirt for support. ;)
Cheer him on for all of us. :cheerleader:

Fat Camel
05-24-2011, 02:12 PM
6-3 1-6 7-6(9) 6-4!!

Finally first spring win!! Won en epic 3rd set being 0-4 down, played some amazing tennis on ti-break, this volley reaction was crucial! So encouraged by public, who shouted "Arnaud" at the most important points.

I'm so happy and on emotions, that can't write so much! I hope you saw this :)

So great that this needed win came in RG, Berrer next!

Kezzi
05-24-2011, 02:15 PM
I loved it! Allez Arnaud! :cheerleader: And what an amazing comeback in the 3rd set. :worship:
After that set when they showed him during the break, he had this very cute little smile on his face. :D

I do find it funny that when you ignore the scoreline and look at the stats (first serve %, ue's, etc), it looks as if Volandri won. :lol:

soulage
05-24-2011, 03:49 PM
I do find it funny that when you ignore the scoreline and look at the stats (first serve %, ue's, etc), it looks as if Volandri won. :lol:
Yes :lol:

I don't see all the match of course but Arno was looking abyssimal when he lost those 10 games in a row :eek: the come back in the third was incredible :worship: and the tie-break crazy :D. Arno was so up and down with by moments poor serve and poor forehand nad then a bit better but we are lucky Volandri is one of the poor servers of the tour :lol: . It was a win of the heart :hearts:

His shoulder is bothering him he had to take medecines today http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110524_161022_clement-au-2e-tour.html
and
http://www.welovetennis.fr/rg/35106-clement-un-bon-deuxieme-tour

soulage
05-24-2011, 06:06 PM
I can't post all the post match reaction but for what we are interested he would like to continue to play but his shoulder put him in doubt. He's all the time in care with that one.

http://www.sport24.com/tennis/roland-garros/actualites/hyper-jouissif-477374/ which is quite complete interview

Some videos interview don't know if it works abroad tell me if it doesn't work maybe i can upload them
http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/roland-garros-1/1968/itw-clement_vid180664/video.shtml
http://roland-garros.sport.francetv.fr/video-direct?vod=rhozet_rg_itw2_20110524_1017_2405201116 2521_F2&type=interviews
http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tennis-golf/tennis-rg-h-clement-aux-forceps/?sig=iLyROoafzCZW
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150186448648029

Marine
05-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Thank you so much for all these videos !!!:worship:
I couldn't go to internet before, it makes me very happy to see him so smiling on the court, and offcourt, and hear him to be so happy. It's good, after all these bad months. It's just perfect to win ONE match, the 3rd of the year, in RG !!!!!
I would have liked to see some points of the match, or the match point, so u know where I can find that ?

Unfortunatly, I can't go to Roland tomorrow (wednesday), it seems I can't buy tickets for small courts the day when I come, I didn't know, I think the system has still changed this year :mad:
I would have loved to see him with chardy in double...

Via
05-25-2011, 12:02 AM
amazing, someone without a wild card loses to him :lol:

sorry i haven't been around, and no time to watch any tennis either :awww:

soulage
05-25-2011, 06:57 AM
I would have liked to see some points of the match, or the match point, so u know where I can find that ?
Not easy but i'v got my poor recording :lol: in case we don't found

Unfortunatly, I can't go to Roland tomorrow (wednesday), it seems I can't buy tickets for small courts the day when I come, I didn't know, I think the system has still changed this year :mad:
I would have loved to see him with chardy in double...
:sad:

Nothing more in the press today but i post lequipe article

soulage
05-25-2011, 08:13 AM
Some points http://www.wat.tv/video/eurosport/clement-elimine-volandri-3plav_2f1o7_.html

Kezzi
05-25-2011, 09:51 AM
I can watch all the videos, except the one from Francetv. :( I always hate it that they are able to show you the commercial, but not the actual video. :rolleyes: :smash:

Marine
05-25-2011, 01:12 PM
Thanks again for the videos, I love this (not acadamic) reflex volley ! And the the reaction of the crowd. I would have loved to be there yesterday (and today :sad:), there's always an excellent atmosphere on court 2.

oh, and Amelie Mauresmo, still as fan of Arnaud, she's no nice, she always says how much he's a great guy and she loves him. ;)

soulage
05-25-2011, 03:23 PM
They lost 64/36/26 :sad: RG in doubles that's not for him 4 1rd in a row with 4 different partners stats of the match http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/scores/stats/day9/3102ms.html Pity

Last match on Court 1 tomorrow :)

soulage
05-26-2011, 05:44 PM
I cant' believe he lost that first set with all the opportunities he had well i was more watching Garcia Sharapova on tv that my streaming but he got many BP and set points during the tie-break :smash:. Then I left but when I come back on scoreboard he was 3-0 up in the third and just lost his break :sad: I'm afraid he could be tired now

And Broken by love while he was serving for the set damn

soulage
05-26-2011, 06:19 PM
From 5-2 to lost the set 5-7 :sad: he can have regrets because of the many opportunities he had but he's so up and down and at crucial moments his lack of confidence goes out he's very fragile. The powerwul strokes and the agressivity of Berrer are on fire atm. That's a pity he can have take it in three and now he's near to be out :sad:

soulage
05-26-2011, 07:14 PM
I continu my monologue :lol:

Painful loss again so far and so close :sad: That first set was important he needed it so much :(. He had a good period during two sets and a half almost the best player on court but only one set in his pocket during that period. When he had to conclude his lead he wasn't able missing lot of BP and losing often his leardership on the scoreboard :help:. In the game he was better but not enough for the win unfortunately. He has missed a bit of energy by moments and confidence of course in crucial moments. 5/18 on BP :rolleyes:

He asked for the physio for a pain in the thigh during the fourth for sure no more used to play so much lately hope it's not too serious. I hope as well he's not too much desapointed cos he can be.

Fat Camel
05-26-2011, 07:18 PM
Soulage, can i break in your monologue?


When Berrer had this taslk with umpire and crossed the net, he started playing like a beast:(

So many missed opportunities by Arnsud. :sad: 6-4 in the tb, 5-2 in the third, he wasn't good today at the crucial points, breakpoints were always, but breaks.

Very painful loss. :mad:

soulage
05-26-2011, 07:23 PM
When Berrer had this taslk with umpire and crossed the net, he started playing like a beast:(
Yes after the warning he was a warrior o court. What a brutal guy :eek: :lol: I didn't see each BP but often Berrer played big serves or something good arno surely missed some as well but Arno was able to win this in three. It was maybe his last RG he was near a third round and finally he's out :sad:

Fat Camel
05-26-2011, 07:24 PM
And i was really afraid of this tie-break. Last time Berrer won something like 17-15 or 19-17 or 20-18, don't remember. Agree, it was very-very important set...

Fat Camel
05-26-2011, 07:25 PM
Yes after the warning he was a warrior o court. What a brutal guy :eek: :lol:

I really can't understand how he runs so good with his 100 kg.:eek: He reminds me of a big soft bear.

Fat Camel
05-26-2011, 07:29 PM
It's time for my monologue!

Should say something positive. Yes, this is very painful, he could be in third round finally, but still, he proved, that this WC was the right desicion! And Arnaud still play tennis of good quality at GS at least. Pity, that he should qualify for Wim:(

soulage
05-26-2011, 07:58 PM
It was RG so he was uber motivated next weeks will be differents. As usual his analyse is good he's very disapointed cos he feels he was better but not on crucial points

"C'est très énervant parce que j'ai l'impression de dominer le match les trois quarts du temps et je perds le premier je sais pas comment. Tout comme le troisième, je sais pas pourquoi j'ai perdu à part qu'il a fait trois jeux de service excellents. J'avais de supers sensations, je tapais bien dans la balle. C'est très très frustrant. J'ai pas su convertir les nombreuses occasions que j'ai eu. Dans les moments cruciaux j'ai pas été meilleur que lui alors que sur l'ensemble je pense que j'étais au dessus. A un moment donné les occasions et les sets il faut les terminer. Sinon physiquement j'étais bien, j'ai pas l'impression d'avoir manqué de tonus".

Fat Camel
05-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Thank you soulage!

Don't know what to do. Each such Arnaud's loss is like my own tragedy, i stay in an extremely awful mood for 1-2 days :(

soulage
05-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Don't know what to do. Each such Arnaud's loss is like my own tragedy, i stay in an extremely awful mood for 1-2 days :(
It's tennis so cruel sometimes hope you'll find a good mood soon :) For Arno that's tough for sure but to be honest i have been surprised by his level who was correct but well still a chocker :sad:

I don't know if we'll have many reactions as it was late many journalist left or was on Chardy-Simon.

Another reaction and apparently his elbow is giving him troubles :sad: The elbow, the shoulder, the thigh :sad: His body is old more than the head :lol:

Malgré la défaite, Arnaud Clément a bien mérité les applaudissements du public du court n°1, à la tombée de la nuit. Comme d'habitude, du haut de ses 33 ans, l'Aixois s'est battu du premier au dernier point face à Michael Berrer, Allemand au physique de troisième-ligne (100kg pour 1,90m), qui n'avait jamais atteint le troisième tour en Grand Chelem. Mais le bon niveau de jeu affiché ne lui a pas suffi, malgré une avance au premier set puis au troisième (5-2 à 5-7), et un service lâché à 4-4 dans le quatrième.
«J'ai été un peu meilleur que lui tout le temps, sauf dans les moments cruciaux, où il était largement meilleur que moi, ou moi moins bon», a analysé Clément, arrivé à Roland-Garros en étant 160e mondial, et sans match gagné depuis février, à Zagreb. «C'est peut-être aussi en grande partie à cause de ce manque de victoires, et de ce manque de repère sur terre battue, que je ne gagne pas ce match, que je ne finis pas les sets. Sinon, je suis content de ma façon de jouer.»
Sa victoire contre Volandri et ses deux belles prestations vont peut-être relancer Clément, pas franchement convaincu : «Je suis boosté un peu tout le temps. Après, on va changer de surface, arriver sur gazon, dans des conditions plus adaptées à mon jeu. Je suis très excité de jouer à Roland, car je suis Français et c'est fabuleux. J'espère d'ailleurs revenir l'année prochaine, même s'il ne suffit pas de le vouloir. Mais c'est sur le gazon que je m'exprime le mieux.» Un retour sur herbe prévue dès la semaine prochaine : «Je dois faire un Challenger à Nottingham, si j'entre dans le tableau, et selon l'état de mon coude. Puis les qualifs du Queen's et de Wimbledon.» Les spectateurs anglais s'en frottent déjà les mains. A. Q., à ROland-Garros

He stresses that maybe because f his lack of wins that he doesn't finish the sets I agree but happy of his level ;) He says that he would like to come back next year but you can't only want it i think he means it's not only in his hands. He says he must do the Nottingham challenger next week if his elbow is ok :sad: and then the qualies of the Queen's and qualies of Wimbledon.

So end of clay wait the news of the body.

Kezzi
05-26-2011, 09:04 PM
I hoped for Halle qualies, but somewhere deep inside I already knew that wasn't going to happen. :awww:
Let's hope the Brits give him as much support as me and my sister would have in Halle. :) We are not going to Queens anymore, only if it coincidentally collides with a London trip I think. It's a horrible and overpriced tournament. :( If it wasn't for Arnaud and meeting some friends there last year, I wouldn't have good memories at all.
It's nice to hear he still wants to play next year, let's hope his body cooperates.

soulage
05-27-2011, 09:33 AM
He can still change his mind if he doesn't play Nottingham but if he's in england he will surely stay there and he wants to go where his coach goes. I think Nico and Adrian play Queens

The post match interview with english traduction http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/2011-05-26/01302df438b000000140.html I prefer in french http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/multimedia/2011-05-26/01302df434c80000013f.html

Kezzi
05-27-2011, 09:55 AM
Last year he played Queens, but chose Rosmalen over Eastbourne. :) But now I'm getting my hopes up, he won't play Rosmalen or Eastbourne, cause he needs to play Wimbledon qualies. I do think it's better for him to stay with Boris now.
Thanks for the links, the interview in English sounds horrible! I think subtitles are better or just a translation of the whole interview to read. I didn't even finish listening. :o The sweater looks really cute though. :D

soulage
05-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Another post match video http://video.lequipe.fr/video/tennis-golf/tennis-rg-h-clement-tres-frustre/recentes/page/1/?sig=iLyROoafziWR

Some points of the match http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/roland-garros/2011/clement-a-cede_vid181285/video.shtml

And a video which was after Volandri's match http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/162992/clement-au-deuxieme-tour/

and just see that he won't play Nottingham challenger next week surely because of his painful old body

Kezzi
05-27-2011, 10:01 PM
:awww: Let's hope he recovers soon. :hug:
Thanks for the videos, you always find this stuff while I don't even know where to start after I checked youtube. :worship:

Fat Camel
05-30-2011, 01:20 PM
Is there a single chance for Arnaud to gen Wimbledon WC, what do you think?
He was pretty good last years there, 2008 QH, last year 3rd round.