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Enjoy the summer sun

soulage
07-11-2011, 05:16 PM
Summer outdoor hardcourt season starts with Granby this week. He plays another frenchies Mathieu Rodrigues and didn't enter doubles.

soulage
07-12-2011, 07:30 PM
They put him on center court in evening session today. Good luck to him :) as he has bad stats on challenger this year for him :sad: and finally Rodrigues is one of the more tough first round he could have had :lol: when we make the comparaison with the rest of the draw of course :p

Fat Camel
07-13-2011, 08:27 AM
6-3 6-3!!! His first challenger win of the season!

By the way, Arnaud needs around 29000$ to have 7 Million in his entire career.

soulage
07-13-2011, 12:57 PM
By the way, Arnaud needs around 29000$ to have 7 Million in his entire career.
If he has too much he can give me a bit of his prize money :umbrella:

I looked at the entry list and it doesn't look he will take too much holidays this summer. He will come back in Europe to play challengers on hardcourt like Recanati and Segovia and then will have to fly again in US for USO qualies. Buzy summer

To come back on Granby Thursday he will play an unknown guy :confused:

soulage
07-13-2011, 08:41 PM
http://www.canadafrancais.com/blogues2/index.php/blogueur/2829r :haha:

http://www.canadafrancais.com/blogues2/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Clement-balles.JPG

I won't translate but for a part of the Granby crowd Arno was a diva yesterday cos he was not happy with the balls. Well he's just very meticulous :angel: :lol:

Some twitpics by TwilightSagaCan http://yfrog.com/user/TwilightSagaCan/photos

Kezzi
07-13-2011, 08:45 PM
Do I understand correctly that he got new balls? :lol:

soulage
07-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Not exactly It seems that at one moment Arno was not happy with the new balls and would have ask all of them to complain to the umpire.

But i'm not totally convinced by the article already he wrote that Arno was broken after that episode while i watched the stats and he was not :confused: and why there will have new balls at 63 31 it's after 7 games and then 9 no :confused: Well Arno was not happy with the ball as the pic tell us.

Let's hope he will stay focus tomorrow against the young american never easy to play a guy you never see.

soulage
07-15-2011, 09:11 AM
He plays Nico Mahut in quarter. Nico who is another James Blake for Arno as he can't beats him and Nico already said Arno makes him play his best tennis :lol: Well good luck to both :yeah:

soulage
07-15-2011, 05:13 PM
Find some things in the local newpaper.

So He was not very happy about his game yesterday. he knows he has to play better against Nico and he remembers very well that he always lost to him. And ealier in the week he gave an interview and we see that his health is still the big question for him. He says he wants points which would explain his buzy schedule.

http://images4.hiboox.com/vignettes/2811/0545a36b43ab0763bf2e5b0380edbfca.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/sport/mahutclement,0545a36b43ab0763bf2e5b0380edbfca.jpg. html)http://images4.hiboox.com/vignettes/2811/62ab1fd9530e5dfbd773cd2f57e0f44d.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/sport/itvgranby,62ab1fd9530e5dfbd773cd2f57e0f44d.jpg.htm l)

Filo V.
07-16-2011, 12:12 AM
Arno is going everywhere to get that top 100 spot at the end of the year. Outside of the USO 90 points, he doesn't defend much the rest of the year, but 90 points is a lot, so he needs to win now to buffer any potential loss of points from New York.

He needs to win this challenger. He won the first set 6-1 over Mahut.

Via
07-16-2011, 02:10 AM
wow he did win:bounce:

soulage
07-16-2011, 07:56 AM
:eek: First win over Nico :eek:

I just look at the stats and he saved a ton of BP in second set and it seems that it was a quite long match for such a scoreline. Next is Roger-Vasselin who also beat very often Arno and ERV is in a great shape lately with very good results. Arno was late on the court yesterday and early today not easy for him :p Well good luck but it's already a good week

An article about a young ballkid http://www.canadafrancais.com/blogues2/index.php/blogueur/2893 I hope Arno is kind with this little boy :angel:

soulage
07-17-2011, 04:44 PM
He lost 61/36/36 to ERV. I read that he missed many opportunities in the third set. he said after the match that he was disappointed but that ERV played well and was deserving the win he said he was quite happy about that week. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/la-voix-de-lest/challenger-de-tennis/201107/16/01-4418563-dubois-accede-a-la-grande-finale.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B13b_challenger-de-tennis_1569250_section_POS1

Well it's only 33 points :sad: and he was not able to play Atlanta Q. In the post match interview after his win over Nico it looks like he's fed up with his ranking and wants to climb up :drive: We hope the same :angel:


ERV won Granby that's the second week in a row that he lost to the tournament winner and before that he lost to Kubot who was one point away from 1/4 in Wim. Indeed he was not lucky hopefully he can maintain that level with more luck :rolleyes:

Kezzi
07-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Arnaud will play Bundesliga for Halle this Sunday. I hope he also plays next Sunday, cause then I can go. Can't make it this Sunday :sadface:

soulage
07-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Well he played only in doubles with Kas and they lost. From what i understood from the summary on website it was poor weather today in Halle http://www.tennis-point-bundesliga.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1217&Itemid=250 Strange to play there just before a HC tournament in Italy :confused:

Kezzi
07-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Yeah it rained a lot. Same as where I live. I do hope he will play nex Sunday as well :)
Why is it strange that he played? I guess he has a contract with the team and next Sunday is the last day. That didn't leave much time to fulfill his part of the deal. :shrug: And for the players Bundesliga is pretty relaxed. Too bad they didn't win, in the preview the teamchef expected a win from him.
And the tie Halle - Düsseldorf was the most anticipated. Both teams are considered the strongest in the Bundesliga.

soulage
07-24-2011, 09:08 PM
Yeah it rained a lot. Same as where I live. I do hope he will play nex Sunday as well :)
I use to know you more optimistic ;) we must hope he will be be in Recanati final next sunday :cheerleader:

Why is it strange that he played? I guess he has a contract with the team and next Sunday is the last day. That didn't leave much time to fulfill his part of the deal. :shrug:
It's the schedule who is strange clay and sunday before a tournament If he had been scheduled on monday in recanati it would have been tough hopefully he's not.

And for the players Bundesliga is pretty relaxed. Too bad they didn't win, in the preview the teamchef expected a win from him.
And the tie Halle - Düsseldorf was the most anticipated. Both teams are considered the strongest in the Bundesliga.
Yes pity they lost as they were looking a better team on paper. It's Aachen the fav for the title ?



Then come back on Recanati he's really not lucky he draws a qualifier but it's Cipolla :o who plays the qualies while he would have been in the draw if he had entered the event. Arno never beat Cipolla his game without pace is not easy for Arno. Not lucky with his draw again :rolleyes: He's seeds but plays a player with better ranking than him. Well i'm not telling Cipolla is a fabulous player :p but it's a bad draw considering the field.

Kezzi
07-24-2011, 10:47 PM
I use to know you more optimistic ;) we must hope he will be be in Recanati final next sunday :cheerleader:
It's pure self-interest, cause next Sunday I can go. :angel:

It's the schedule who is strange clay and sunday before a tournament If he had been scheduled on monday in recanati it would have been tough hopefully he's not.
I guess they know what they get themselves into when they sign up for Bundesliga. It is indeed strange sometimes, cause in Bundesliga you play on the surface which suits the club.

Yes pity they lost as they were looking a better team on paper. It's Aachen the fav for the title ? Aachen, Halle and Düsseldorf as usual. Though there's also a fourth team, but I can't remember the name at the moment. :o Is it easy for you to find info in English? Cause if you want, I can translate the German articles.

Then come back on Recanati he's really not lucky he draws a qualifier but it's Cipolla :o who plays the qualies while he would have been in the draw if he had entered the event. Arno never beat Cipolla his game without pace is not easy for Arno. Not lucky with his draw again :rolleyes: He's seeds but plays a player with better ranking than him. Well i'm not telling Cipolla is a fabulous player :p but it's a bad draw considering the field.
Cipolla must be tired from qualies. :devil: And once must be the first time to beat him.
Arnaud said on his Facebook that he felt good. Allez! :cheerleader:

soulage
07-25-2011, 12:43 PM
I guess they know what they get themselves into when they sign up for Bundesliga. It is indeed strange sometimes, cause in Bundesliga you play on the surface which suits the club.

Aachen, Halle and Düsseldorf as usual. Though there's also a fourth team, but I can't remember the name at the moment. :o Is it easy for you to find info in English? Cause if you want, I can translate the German articles.
I thought it was always on clay :lol: I found news in german and as my german is rusty and poor i understands only few things tbh :lol: The team is surely made late considering the results of the tournaments of the week. I hope you'll know before the tie if he plays.


Cipolla must be tired from qualies. :devil: And once must be the first time to beat him.
Arnaud said on his Facebook that he felt good. Allez! :cheerleader:
The slice on hardcourt must not be the same but Cipolla has really a game to annoy Arno and we hope Arno will play without pain. I think there is a streaming and i think there is chance to be scheduled on center court a good way to see how he plays.

Kezzi
07-25-2011, 02:43 PM
I thought it was always on clay :lol: I found news in german and as my german is rusty and poor i understands only few things tbh :lol: The team is surely made late considering the results of the tournaments of the week. I hope you'll know before the tie if he plays.

The slice on hardcourt must not be the same but Cipolla has really a game to annoy Arno and we hope Arno will play without pain. I think there is a streaming and i think there is chance to be scheduled on center court a good way to see how he plays.
I am not sure, but I've read that a team played indoors yesterday. Didn't know if they had clay there, but I've never found any rule stating they should play on clay. It is true that most clubs have clay courts, so yes, it's played on clay.

Let's hope for a stream then. :D

soulage
07-26-2011, 09:29 PM
lost first set 57 in 1 hour and 11 minutes :eek:

Cipolla is really a tough player :sad: for Arno making him work a lot. Of course as expected most of the time Arno has to create the game and Flavio defends and uses his slice but the attacking game of Arno is not always enough good to make the points with some faults. It's just frustrating match and opponent for Arno you see him near but you stay behind :crazy:.

The streaming is not great quality and as I'm totally irritated by that draw I left it :mad: a 30000$ you are seed and this :sad:




finished 5-7/1-6 :sad:

fast second set 1-6 hopefully i didn't see the streaming for that one :ignore: but it looks he was done after that long first set battle. I was feeling the loss since i saw Cipolla appears :( He's not confident and would need at least one easy match to start a tournament but it's tennis nothing easy you have to do the points by yourself :tennis:. Considering all the efforts he makes to find a decent level I assume the deception is here. 3/4 of the season and nothing exciting happened :zzz: he's proud and it's cool to read he's not happy with his ranking and would come back at least in top 50 :armed: but more the season advances more it's depressing on that point :drink: it's not very fun to work so much to be 200# and loss early in tournaments :unsure: :hug: Can things turn around soon ?

I'm waiting indoor season this part of the season is not very exciting anyway :p

Kezzi
07-26-2011, 10:49 PM
Soulage, your reason for editing the post is hilarious. :lol:

I'm sad for him, it must be tough indeed. I hope the hard court is better, I'm sure it turns around for him then. :)
Maybe he should get a little Arnaud, just like Gilles. With 3 titles after Timothée's birth, I'm convinced babies are good for tennisplayers. :hearts:

soulage
07-27-2011, 09:05 AM
Maybe he should get a little Arnaud, just like Gilles. With 3 titles after Timothée's birth, I'm convinced babies are good for tennisplayers. :hearts:
:rolls: I think it's too late unless he has a baby to born tomorrow :unsure: it won't help his season now :p I saw the pics of Carine Thimothée and Gilles in Hamburg that was really cute ;) I remember too players retiring after babies birth :angel:

I'm sad for him, it must be tough indeed. I hope the hard court is better, I'm sure it turns around for him then. :)
Since Bordeaux where he was not on court to win I feel him very serious on court coming with desire but we must say that since these 2 months his implication doesn"t pay off :sad: that"s long. I'm afraid this with soon affected his head then it's only tennis and as a veteran this king of fall can happen . Well he's free on sunday maybe in Halle if the teamchef wants. Then Segovia if he's not fed up and doesn't take holidays.

Kezzi
07-27-2011, 11:25 AM
He can borrow his nephew as a lucky charm for this season :p
I am so in love with that little family of Gilles, they are so cute together. :hearts: I think I watched that video 20 times already and I have the photos on my phone :o :tape:

We can give him a peptalk if he plays for Halle this weekend ;)

soulage
07-27-2011, 07:53 PM
He can borrow his nephew as a lucky charm for this season :p
Hello Bruno I would like to borrow your son :lol:

We can give him a peptalk if he plays for Halle this weekend ;)
Yes :cheerleader::cheerleader:

Via
07-28-2011, 12:30 AM
urgghhh sorry soulage, you had to follow a match like that and report to us.

before we can talk about babies... where's his gf? haven't read much of her appearance on court lately.

Lesliem
07-28-2011, 08:32 AM
urgghhh sorry soulage, you had to follow a match like that and report to us.

before we can talk about babies... where's his gf? haven't read much of her appearance on court lately.

She was at Roland Garros but she's really busy at the moment...Her last cd is a big succes in France and she's on stage the whole summer :). As I'm an admirer of the girl I can tell you that Arnaud's family (brother & wife, parents, cousins ect..) were at his concert in Provence last thuesday while Arno was losing his match against Cipolla :awww:

Kezzi
07-28-2011, 10:34 AM
She was at Roland Garros but she's really busy at the moment...Her last cd is a big succes in France and she's on stage the whole summer :). As I'm an admirer of the girl I can tell you that Arnaud's family (brother & wife, parents, cousins ect..) were at his concert in Provence last thuesday while Arno was losing his match against Cipolla :awww:
:awww: Poor Arnaud.
But it's great to see his family also supports her. :) Were you at that show as well?
I am going to Liège. I'm really looking forward to it, it was amazing last time. :D She is indeed very busy with shows, I already get tired if I only see the updates on her Facebook for concerts, tv, radio, etc. :lol:
I rediscovered Nolwenn through Arnaud and I'm still very happy with that. I saw a little of her on Star Academy when I was in France for an exchange with school, but over the years forgot to follow her music.

soulage
07-28-2011, 07:06 PM
urgghhh sorry soulage, you had to follow a match like that and report to us.
I must be masochistic :lol: if the the streaming was poor the quality of the match was correct, for a first round of a 30000$ it was even very good i mean for the first set. What was tough that he was losing again with an correct level of play and this not for the first time in the past weeks. Cipolla destroyed Minar 60 61 today :rolleyes: He misses something to make good run in tournament either a good draw or a good game both never happens at the same time :smoke:.

Lesliem
07-28-2011, 08:13 PM
:awww: Poor Arnaud.
But it's great to see his family also supports her. :) Were you at that show as well?
I am going to Liège. I'm really looking forward to it, it was amazing last time. :D She is indeed very busy with shows, I already get tired if I only see the updates on her Facebook for concerts, tv, radio, etc. :lol:
I rediscovered Nolwenn through Arnaud and I'm still very happy with that. I saw a little of her on Star Academy when I was in France for an exchange with school, but over the years forgot to follow her music.
Yes I was there. I spend my holidays in the south of France and there was a Nolwenn's concert at the same period so it was the perfect occasion to see her on stage this summer for me :). The show is really different from the Cheshire cat's one but as stunning as the precedent and even more ! This kind of songs really suits her and she has a great energy, a pleasure to see and hear for sure...

I know you love Bruno :D, he was not far from me, it was the first time I saw him and I found him really handsome (with very beautiful golden blonde hair lol) and tanned ! Whaou :hearts:. His wife was wearing a "marinière" the famous tee-shirt from Britanny ;)

It was really fun to see the same people who are always at Arno's matches at the Open 13 and even an Arno's friend from the country club of Aix en Provence.

I must be masochistic :lol: if the the streaming was poor the quality of the match was correct, for a first round of a 30000$ it was even very good i mean for the first set. What was tough that he was losing again with an correct level of play and this not for the first time in the past weeks. Cipolla destroyed Minar 60 61 today :rolleyes: He misses something to make good run in tournament either a good draw or a good game both never happens at the same time :smoke:.I'm really sad for him, his level is better than his ranking and he has absolutly no luck with the draws at the moment. I hope this bad patch will soon end with a good result, if the contrary happens I guess it will be more and more difficult for him to find motivation...

Kezzi
07-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Yes I was there. I spend my holidays in the south of France and there was a Nolwenn's concert at the same period so it was the perfect occasion to see her on stage this summer for me :). The show is really different from the Cheshire cat's one but as stunning as the precedent and even more ! This kind of songs really suits her and she has a great energy, a pleasure to see and hear for sure...

I know you love Bruno :D, he was not far from me, it was the first time I saw him and I found him really handsome (with very beautiful golden blonde hair lol) and tanned ! Whaou :hearts:. His wife was wearing a "marinière" the famous tee-shirt from Britanny ;)

It was really fun to see the same people who are always at Arno's matches at the Open 13 and even an Arno's friend from the country club of Aix en Provence.

I'm really sad for him, his level is better than his ranking and he has absolutly no luck with the draws at the moment. I hope this bad patch will soon end with a good result, if the contrary happens I guess it will be more and more difficult for him to find motivation...
I'm jealous, I also want to spend my holiday in the south of France. I always want to be in the south of France :p :hearts: Maybe one day. :D
Glad to hear the show is great, I really can't wait, but November still takes so long. :(

Hihi, it was quite obvious during the time he was Arnaud's coach. :o But he was just so nice every time we asked him something. :D Too bad I didn't see him after Arnaud's match in Marseille, would have been nice to say hi to him. You must have had very good seats to be so close to him and the family. :)

The draw gods had mercy for Gilles at some point, soon it will be Arnaud's turn. :D
Everything will come together for him at one point this year. :cheerleader:

Lesliem
07-28-2011, 10:21 PM
I'm jealous, I also want to spend my holiday in the south of France. I always want to be in the south of France :p :hearts: Maybe one day. :D
Glad to hear the show is great, I really can't wait, but November still takes so long. :(

Hihi, it was quite obvious during the time he was Arnaud's coach. :o But he was just so nice every time we asked him something. :D Too bad I didn't see him after Arnaud's match in Marseille, would have been nice to say hi to him. You must have had very good seats to be so close to him and the family. :)
It was a kind of theatre, outside, a very nice place :angel:, you can see it there http://www.mairie-gemenos.fr/Loisirs/Culture/Theatre-de-Verdure/Historique

I had good seats, maybe 2 or 3 rows behind the family but they had chairs unlike us :p. It was unnumbered seats, so you had to arrive pretty early before the show if you want the better seats ;)

Désolée pour le HS

Lesliem
08-01-2011, 12:16 PM
Was he in Halle yesterday ? ;)

He already plays today against Sijsling (impossible to see the draw for the moment on the ATP website :confused: but he's apparently in the part with Mahut & Schuettler), I think there will be a videostream...

Lesliem
08-01-2011, 04:26 PM
Arno lost his match against Sijsling 2/6 - 6/1 - 6/7 (8/10)


I saw the match on livestream...It was really awful at the beginning by both players, they were unable to keep their serve with a lot of unforced errors and double faults. Arno with just an average level should have won this 1st set easily but he was playing poorly...

2nd set was better by Arno with good shots and Sijsling always poor in the game.

The 3rd set was good, the 2 players hold their serve easily excepting the last one before the tie-break when Arno had to save a match point.

The tie-break was tensed and inconsistent with unforced errors but also good shots, double fault and ace...He lost it with an easy volley into the net. In this set they've the same level and again the looser is Arno :sad: but he could have won it in 2 sets so...

Do you know where he has the attention to play now ?

Filo V.
08-01-2011, 06:53 PM
Arno's level was so dire for most of the match :tape:

Well, this is no way to go into the USO qualifying being 3 weeks away but we didn't expect him to make R3 last year so hopefully we see a dramatic turn in form like that this year :lol:

soulage
08-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Arno lost his match against Sijsling 2/6 - 6/1 - 6/7 (8/10)


I saw the match on livestream...It was really awful at the beginning by both players, they were unable to keep their serve with a lot of unforced errors and double faults. Arno with just an average level should have won this 1st set easily but he was playing poorly...

2nd set was better by Arno with good shots and Sijsling always poor in the game.

The 3rd set was good, the 2 players hold their serve easily excepting the last one before the tie-break when Arno had to save a match point.

The tie-break was tensed and inconsistent with unforced errors but also good shots, double fault and ace...He lost it with an easy volley into the net. In this set they've the same level and again the looser is Arno :sad: but he could have won it in 2 sets so...

:sad: feel some sadness for him. He's out of the deal because of either a bad level a low confidence or a bad luck depending how you see the things. I assume that this long period of work since RG until Segovia for such poor results really affects him :hug:. I'm not convinced he enjoys the summer sun what a stupid title actually :smash:

Some summer holidays would be good to see how life is without tennis and for us how life is without the french veteran on ATP tour :sad: as we can't say we are on the ideal way for an extra season :scratch: unless he wants to be the next George Bastl or something like that or a player more focused on doubles. It would be cool to know a bit of his actual spirit :wazzup:. I hope he can enjoy the indoor season with some tournaments near home. You can play qualies more easily and see some friends :yeah:.

Do you know where he has the attention to play now ?
he's off for at least for 3 weeks as he entered no events I think we have to check the list for USO qualies which are starting the 23th will he travel again over the ocean ? then I would say some chances for the Saint Remy de Provence challenger during second week of USO, Metz, Mons, Rennes, Orleans well a bit of home crowd.

posted by official website not great video indeed :lol:

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and EL HOLANDÉS SIJSLING APEA DE DIECISEISAVOS A UNO DE LOS CABEZA DE SERIE ARNAUD CLÉMENT



El segundo clasificado para octavos de final ha sido el jugador de Amsterdam (177º del mundo), Igor Sijsling.

El holandés de 23 años se llevó con comodidad el primer set por 6/2; mientras que el veterano francés, Arnaud Clément (octavo cabeza de serie del torneo) hizo lo propio en la segunda manga por 6/1.

De manera que el partido empezó de verdad en el tercer parcial que, como estaba casi anunciado, desembocó en el tie-break, aunque manejó serias opciones de llevárselo Sijsling.

En el desempate final, Clément se puso 4-2, pero fue cambiar de lado y volvieron todas las opciones a la raqueta del holandés que, sin embargo desaprovechó tres pelotas de partido, permitiendo que el francés dispusiera de otras dos. Hasta que remató Sijsling, tras error de Clément con un 10-8 definitivo.

Después de las más de 2 horas de batalla, los jugadores se expresaban así:

Sijsling: “En el primer set me ha costado acostumbrarme a la pista, pero lo he podido sacar adelante. Nos hemos roto mutuamente el servicio bastantes veces durantes los dos primeros sets; pero en el tercero nos hemos respetado el saque hasta llegar al tie-break y tras 4 bolas de partido he conseguido sacarlo adelante, que era lo importante”

Clément: “Me he sentido bien tanto en pista como por mi juego, pero finalmente no ha podido ser”.
He was 4-2 up in the tie-break according this and what did he say ? He was feeling good :confused: i don't understand the end of the sentence poor spanish for me :facepalm:

Via
08-02-2011, 12:27 AM
where's this tournament? why a spanish report? lol :p

sounds like he's a bit philosophical, if he said 'in the end it couldn't be' according to translation

before we get used to atp without arno, we have to get used to arno without a win, both are hard.

soulage
08-02-2011, 10:26 AM
Hi Via :)
where's this tournament? why a spanish report? lol :p
It's near Segovia in the north of Madrid
before we get used to atp without arno, we have to get used to arno without a win, both are hard.
It seems He could have won half of the match he lost past weeks but he can't this also sounds like a metaphor. Physically he feels the years ;) then it's in the head and it gives a tons of loss :sad:

I'm wondering about the coach situation :confused: In the pics i found that Julien Jean Pierre was again there at least someone looking like him maybe for Nico :confused: But since Wimbledon i found no traces of Boris or Olivier near Arno :unsure:

Kezzi
08-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Was he in Halle yesterday ? ;)

He already plays today against Sijsling (impossible to see the draw for the moment on the ATP website :confused: but he's apparently in the part with Mahut & Schuettler), I think there will be a videostream...
No, he wasn't. :sadface: I already expected that, but still... Good thing is that I could work and earn money to visit more tournaments this year. :o

I'm not convinced he enjoys the summer sun what a stupid title actually :smash:

Some summer holidays would be good to see how life is without tennis and for us how life is without the french veteran on ATP tour :sad: as we can't say we are on the ideal way for an extra season :scratch: unless he wants to be the next George Bastl or something like that or a player more focused on doubles. It would be cool to know a bit of his actual spirit :wazzup:. I hope he can enjoy the indoor season with some tournaments near home. You can play qualies more easily and see some friends :yeah:.

he's off for at least for 3 weeks as he entered no events I think we have to check the list for USO qualies which are starting the 23th will he travel again over the ocean ? then I would say some chances for the Saint Remy de Provence challenger during second week of USO, Metz, Mons, Rennes, Orleans well a bit of home crowd.
There is no sun to enjoy anyway. :p I guess it will come in September when I am back at school. :(

I hope he decides to stay one the tour a bit longer as a doubles player if he decides to quit singles. And otherwise as a coach, for Mannarino or Paire. My two favorite youngsters. :angel:

Hopefully Mons, I already have my tickets. :p If anyone wants to go too, the tickets are free for a limited time. :)

I'm wondering about the coach situation :confused: In the pics i found that Julien Jean Pierre was again there at least someone looking like him maybe for Nico :confused: But since Wimbledon i found no traces of Boris or Olivier near Arno :unsure:
I don't really know Olivier, have never seen him, but I like Boris. He should stay with Arnaud. :awww:

soulage
08-16-2011, 08:06 PM
So after interclubs Arno should be back on tour :scared: For USO qualies i don't know if he still plans to go but i'm afraid he won't be seed if he goes :sad: It sounds a tough task and i prefer not talk about his ranking :sad:.

Arno plan to play the Saint Remy Challenger during second week of the GS : http://www.laprovence.com/actu/region-en-direct/tennis-arnaud-clement-au-trophee-des-alpilles He's on the poster :D http://issuu.com/TennisStRemy/docs/affiche_ta2011

Kezzi
08-16-2011, 09:56 PM
Oooh, I want one of those posters. :D

Well, he can still go far if he's unseeded. 3 out of top 4 didn't make it far last week either, so ranking isn't always important. :p

Fat Camel
08-17-2011, 11:24 AM
I still think there is a small chance of a WC. He played great in USOpen last year, almost upsetting FIsh in the 3rd round. And unfortunately this could be his last USOpen, so it's again quite logical to give it to him for everything he did in his career.

soulage
08-18-2011, 02:45 PM
It's Bennet who got the WC. Arno was not really deserving it and Arno still don't say he will quit at the end of year even it's possible :sad:

Last news http://www.facebook.com/arnaudclementofficiel/posts/223816977666336 confirm he'll play us qualies that he'll fly tomorrow to NY he says that he has no physical problems and will play doubles with Dlouhy. Well nothing special Sylvain don't report long messages :o

Via
08-19-2011, 12:54 AM
arno can't get lucky with WCs all the time. well good luck to him in the qualies!

ps sylvain must have a 'post quick reply' button on facebook :p

Kezzi
08-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Allez Arnaud for qualies! :cheerleader:

I don't mind the short messages. When I had a website for a player, I also posted short messages. Sometimes there's only so much you can make from just a draw and results. :shrug: Even though the player in question always promised to give me email updates, I'm still waiting for them. :p

Fat Camel
08-23-2011, 12:51 AM
Dancevic in the first round...The worst thing we could expect :(

soulage
08-23-2011, 09:40 AM
Finally he got a seed spot to get one of the worst draw :mad: I mean Arno needs a warm up round what isn't Dancevic :rolleyes: I know that Dancevic has been injured and didn't play since Wim but he doesn't need a long preparation to play on HC and Arno is struggling too much to be already OK. That's just poor and unlucky draw :mad:

Let's play the match and hope :cheerleader:

Lesliem
08-23-2011, 09:51 AM
Dancevic in the first round...The worst thing we could expect :(Yeah a bad draw as usual this year...We can say Arno has a little advantage, Dancevic did not officially play since Wimbledon because of a pain back. But it's never a good thing to begin the tournament against a big server. I can't stand Dancevic, I remember his match against Arno last year in Rennes, He abused of the medical time 2 times in a row to break Arno's rythm and it worked, he's a cheater for me.

Good luck to Arno :), I don't think we'll have more than a livescore :(

soulage
08-23-2011, 10:03 AM
And don't forget Mons where he served 25 aces in two sets :lol: Well if Arno is not on fire on his own serve it will be tough :sad: I'll try to follow the first set if the livescore works anf if not too late

soulage
08-23-2011, 07:28 PM
5.9 earthquake in the east coast with epicenter in Washington apparently but tennis seems to continue. Match of Arno is about to start even if they felt the earthquake on the tennis center :eek:


I edit as i said i would follow first set and i did it Well no surprise Arno is struggling on each serve and Dancevic is not a clay court guy it won't gift his games each time it gives 3-6. That sucks pity he didn't get this warming up round :sad:

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 08:47 PM
He needs cheering... :unsure:

:cheerleader: ALLEZ ARNAUD!! :cheerleader:

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 08:53 PM
He lost 6-3, 6-3. :sad:
But isn't qualifying also supposed to be best of 5? :scratch:

Anyway, I feel bad for him. :sadface: Let's hope he can play some challengers now, close to home to lift his mood. :hug:

Btw, the sb sucks. I had to refresh the whole time, cause it doesn't show me the game points, only the set scores. :(

Fat Camel
08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Nope, quialifying best of 5 only in the last round of Wimbledon!

So many lost points in rankings again :( He was down 40-0 in the last game on Frank's serve, made 40-40, then saved another mp, but Dancevic was strong enough mentally...

Benneteau was so close to the main draw without WC. Slam without Arnaud, that's awful.

soulage
08-23-2011, 09:08 PM
The only qualifying match in 5 sets is the last round of Wimby ;). The scoreboard is perfect for me http://www.usopen.org/en_US/liteScores/scoreboard.html?court=&ts=1314113653894&ref=www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/index.html#

Well he has poor stats on serve struggled on each of them and was inexistant on return that was expected but still sad :sad: Anyway tournaments turn all the same way that's sad :sad: but when you're on the river of no return you don't leave it easily. I wish him he will live one good week before well i don't want to write it :ignore:. For his mood i don't know but what he's expecting now ? I feel sad too toward his hopes few week ago.

He has to find something to do during all the week now and hope no more earthquake :bolt:

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 09:10 PM
Benneteau was so close to the main draw without WC. Slam without Arnaud, that's awful.
It really is... :awww:

And I am definitely not ready yet to also put his name in italic after this year. :tears: That's why I will be cheering for him in Mons and Bercy. :D (Already booked, so hope he's there, though I don't expect him to go somewhere else)

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 09:13 PM
The only qualifying match in 5 sets is the last round of Wimby ;). The scoreboard is perfect for me http://www.usopen.org/en_US/liteScores/scoreboard.html?court=&ts=1314113653894&ref=www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/index.html#

Well he has poor stats on serve struggled on each of them and was inexistant on return that was expected but still sad :sad: Anyway tournaments turn all the same way that's sad :sad: but when you're on the river of no return you don't leave it easily. I wish him he will live one good week before well i don't want to write it :ignore:. For his mood i don't know but what he's expecting now ? I feel sad too toward his hopes few week ago.

He has to find something to do during all the week now and hope no more earthquake :bolt:
I am always confused with 5 sets and qualifying. :o
Maybe it's because of the iPad then...

He can take his time taking a real look around the city. :D Did he enter doubles?

soulage
08-23-2011, 09:17 PM
So many lost points in rankings again :(
If he doesn't play St Remy and doesn't win points there he should be around 200# :awww:

Benneteau was so close to the main draw without WC. Slam without Arnaud, that's awful.
They could have give the WC to a young frenchies more logical. Then i hope Arno will have the WC for the french challengers during the fall like Rennes or maybe Orleans and why not Bercy qualies. With his ranking he will need them.

soulage
08-23-2011, 09:23 PM
He can take his time taking a real look around the city. :D Did he enter doubles?
Yes he tells us or Sylvain wrote that he will play with Dlouhy like in Wimby that's why he has a long week off now. For tourism he need a translator with him :lol: well i hope is OK not too much affected by his tennis life.

And Adrian is playing poorly Benoit is always up and down i dn't have too much fun with tennis results of my favs :sad:

Lesliem
08-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Yes he tells us or Sylvain wrote that he will play with Dlouhy like in Wimby that's why he has a long week off now. For tourism he need a translator with him :lol: well i hope is OK not too much affected by his tennis life.

And Adrian is playing poorly Benoit is always up and down i dn't have too much fun with tennis results of my favs :sad:Don't worry he has a good translator with him this week ;), a pity she saw just a match (but maybe more with the double). It was a bad draw and I did'nt really have hopes about this 1st round but as Fatcamel said it's always sad a grand slam without Arno...:sad:

I'm worried for what's going to happen now with his low ranking. Maybe he will take some pleasure to play in France (I guess Open de Moselle, Montpellier, Paris Bercy & challengers) but if he doesn't stop this serie of losses at 1st or 2nd round it will be very difficult to consider the futur...

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 09:49 PM
She shouldn't translate for him. :p The best way to learn is to do it yourself, even if you make tons of mistakes. Though I have to say that Arnaud's English really isn't that bad. :)

Good luck for doubles! :cheerleader:

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 09:51 PM
And Adrian is playing poorly Benoit is always up and down i dn't have too much fun with tennis results of my favs :sad:
You just reminded me that I really need to figure out how to put Adrian in my sig, I am on my limit and I don't want to kick people out. :p

Lesliem
08-23-2011, 10:02 PM
She shouldn't translate for him. :p The best way to learn is to do it yourself, even if you make tons of mistakes. Though I have to say that Arnaud's English really isn't that bad. :)

Good luck for doubles! :cheerleader:
He has really improved for sure, now he is able to play with foreigners regularly :D and during his press conferences in english he knows more than 3 words and people understand him...I find him better than Richard for instance lol but Richard's accent is too cute :angel:

soulage
08-23-2011, 10:05 PM
And I am definitely not ready yet to also put his name in italic after this year.:tears:
I'm sure he wanted to play some events next year before leaving but many pains and too much poor ranking the qualies of challengers that's not fun :(

That's why I will be cheering for him in Mons and Bercy. :D (Already booked, so hope he's there, though I don't expect him to go somewhere else)
For Mons he may need to play the qualies i really for you he'll make the effort to go even for qualies :).

I'm worried for what's going to happen now with his low ranking.
That's the question what he wants to do if he's 200# and his body doesn't allow him great expectations. I'm sure it's not easy for him

Kezzi
08-23-2011, 11:09 PM
Well, in Mons they always seem happy with him, so I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a wildcard. If not too many Belgians need it.
And just in case, I could always go to Marseille for his goodbye tournament. I allowed myself to assume he plans it like that. :)

Filo V.
08-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Based on the reports I read, Arno played a terrible match, his attitude was poor, his game was very weak, his serve wasn't there and he got dominated.

Arno's bounced in and out of the top 100 a lot these last several years but always found a way to get back in. It's sadly looking less and less likely that will happen this time :sad:

I'm sure he'll got a lot of WC's in these French events coming up. What's most important is he's physically and mentally fresh and capable of winning. He really needs at least one good event to build some self-belief, right now he's in a cycle of losses that are devastating him. He needs to see and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel for his results to start to pick up again.

soulage
08-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Based on the reports I read, Arno played a terrible match, his attitude was poor, his game was very weak, his serve wasn't there and he got dominated.
This one
Dancevic vs. Clement - The only match I watched start to finish. Frank played very well. He was on top of Clement from the start - was holding easy and had deuce on Arnaud's first three service games. Had 6 break points in those games where on the first five he missed five backhand returns in a row without putting the ball in play. Was starting to get frustrated. Then Arnaud gave him a gift, double faulting on the 6th but Frank played a loose service game to get back to 3-3. That game was the turning point of the match. Frank had already been screwed over by the umpire the game before, and it happened again at 30-15 to Clement. Clement hit a ball literally two feet out but the umpire gave the point to Arnaud. The next point, Frank ripped a frustration forehand that hit the line. After that, his level rose considerably. He broke Arnaud twice in a row to win the set 6-3, and then held very easily in the 2nd set while breaking Clement with several fantastic passing shots and forehand winners. At 5-3 serving, he went up 40-0 with some good play again, and then... well Frank historical inability to close came back almost. He double faulted twice to get back to 40-30 then missed an easy backhand for deuce. Fortunately for him, after a couple more misses Clement missed badly on a weak second serve, and then Frank closed in out with a great rally. Overall, Frank will be very happy with this performance, needs to improve the return game against Wolmarans though. Clement on the other hand should be ashamed - his first serve was non-existent, his attitude on the court was poor, and he was pushing like a Spanish clay courter.
and one pic http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11295654&postcount=210
I'm sure he'll got a lot of WC's in these French events coming up. What's most important is he's physically and mentally fresh and capable of winning.
Don't forget his age :p. I'm pretty sure is indeed tired mentally and physically ;). He was at the top in his early 20' play most of his carreer in the top 100 :worship: and has never been long time injured so for sure he's burn out mentally not by this year but by the years :tennis:. He loves tennis but competition began to be too much tough for him. Even when he played well this year vs Berrer or Baggy he lost to them because of that. Then his game is based on his fitness not a shot and his body is just painful :sad:

He really needs at least one good event to build some self-belief, right now he's in a cycle of losses that are devastating him. He needs to see and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel for his results to start to pick up again.
He needs a good week to enjoy tennis on tour and because he deserves it :angel: That's why we will use :cheerleader: in the next tournaments despite we are :scared:

soulage
08-24-2011, 09:28 AM
And just in case, I could always go to Marseille for his goodbye tournament. I allowed myself to assume he plans it like that. :)
:angel:

For Mons the list is not out yet so we'll wait but usually the cut is high that's why i wrote on the qualies. For Bercy he should get at least a WC for qualies if he needs. And maybe Arno will post his schedule. About this one Arno entered Istanbul challenger the week after St Remy.

Lesliem
08-24-2011, 02:57 PM
To play qualies for a challenger...ouch it's tough at 33 after his career...I hope he will get the WC for Mons. Fortunately there are a lot of French tournaments or in Europe during last part of the tennis season, it's less difficult to find motivation than playing on the other side of the world, sometimes in bad conditions.

Nothing in L'Equipe mag after his defeat :confused: I want to know his mood but they don't write anything about him this year or just some words, a pity.

soulage
08-25-2011, 09:48 AM
To play qualies for a challenger...ouch it's tough at 33 after his career...I hope he will get the WC for Mons. Fortunately there are a lot of French tournaments or in Europe during last part of the tennis season, it's less difficult to find motivation than playing on the other side of the world, sometimes in bad conditions.

Nothing in L'Equipe mag after his defeat :confused: I want to know his mood but they don't write anything about him this year or just some words, a pity.
All a report about qualies in lequipe just for you ;) I will do a translate of the part on Arnaud later

http://images4.hiboox.com/images/3411/8559c675133431dc141e9497dbb161c8.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/cleusq,8559c675133431dc141e9497dbb161c8.jpg.html)

To read record it and zoom sorry

http://images4.hiboox.com/images/3411/aaa3d44bad28904455c71d4dd51b2419.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/usoq,aaa3d44bad28904455c71d4dd51b2419.jpg.html)

Lesliem
08-25-2011, 11:16 AM
Soulage :worship::worship::worship: thanks :angel:

soulage
08-25-2011, 12:48 PM
A bad round for Clement

They talk about DIP job then

"And there is Arnaud, under his accomplices eyes Arnaud Clement 33 YO 154 # a little less lively and broken down of first serve just lost the first set then the second one, two times 63 against the canadian Frank Dancevic a really bad draw for once. There is more than 500 spectators (free entrance) to see him, many french players and Nolwenn Leroy his famous fiancée. No it's not tough to see Arno in qualies answered DIP. he's here because he's crazy about sport and because he still believes. He's not far away but he lost confidence along the months.

When you read about the others frenchies some drew players who gave them the match :rolleyes:. Definitely unlucky draw for Arno. According DIP words Arnaud still believes in better days :unsure: but he's playing totally without confidence. The journalist add that Arno is less lively and it was what i remember from his match vs Cipolla. Of course confidence is crucial but he's also less good because of that injuries :sad:. Arno still in love with tennis

another capture easier to read
http://images4.hiboox.com/vignettes/3411/6d5af54a685f8df6f4680d1742601747.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/text,6d5af54a685f8df6f4680d1742601747.jpg.html)

Kezzi
08-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Maybe he should decide to stay on tour as a doubles player? Many of them are his age or older and still successful.
I also get the idea doubles goes better for him these days. :)

soulage
08-26-2011, 09:35 AM
Maybe he should decide to stay on tour as a doubles player? Many of them are his age or older and still successful.
I'm not sure this is what he wants in his last interview he was not even motivated by doubles in 2012 Olympics :confused: He would need to play with a friend to be motivated by doubles all a year.

After the earthquake now Irene hurricane is coming to NY :bolt:

Marine
08-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the article soulagen it's interesting (not only for arnaud, but also for the other players)

I'm pretty sure arnaud said after or just before RG he was not motived to play only doubles on the tour, he still wants to focus on singles...
Well, it's his choice...

soulage
08-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Marrero/Seppi in doubles first round http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/md/r1s1.html

Fat Camel
08-30-2011, 01:13 PM
Really hope for Arnaud vs Mika 3rd round ;)

soulage
08-31-2011, 07:57 PM
I though i could have put an eye on the livescore but they are last match on court 8 and the first match is not yet finished :lol:

In a way it could be better to go in St Remy to catch some points but on te other hand come in the US to lost so early in each field would be devastated for his mind :sad:

Lesliem
09-01-2011, 11:18 AM
A loss 6/4 - 7/6 :( a pity, their draw was pretty good for a non seeded pair...But on the other hand it's a good thing for him to play one week in Provence nearly at home and maybe take some points.

soulage
09-01-2011, 12:11 PM
:sad: :hug:

I looked at the stats http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day9/3111ms.html and it seems they should have won easily the second set. The lack of competition and of confidence is a problem in close moments especially because Dlouhy has a bad year too since he split with Hanley. Poor loss actually :sad:

The interclubs it's nice but since mid july Arno won nothing on tour. Well 2 weeks in the US for two loss no doubt he's in a bad mindset :shout: Soon it will cost him more money to be on the tour than he makes :lol: .

soulage
09-05-2011, 06:54 PM
He plays Miroslav Mecir :eek: but of course the Jr one :lol: Well no expectations just good luck :angel: He starts tomorrow in doubles with Nicolas Renavand http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/6014/x.pdf

Lesliem
09-06-2011, 10:09 AM
Mika & Zimonjic lost against Marrero/Seppi in 2 sets ! This pair is stronger than what I thought. It was not an easy 1st round for Arnaud & Dlouhy at all...

For ST Remy I hope at least a QF even if it will be only 15 pts & if he could win the double.

Kezzi
09-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Congrats on your 100th post Leslie :D

Yeah, saw that too. It seems like they are tough to beat, didn't expect that at all from Marrero/Seppi. Didn't see this combination before the USO.

I hope he enjoys St Remy and it would be a bonus if he finds a bit of his form and confidence back. :)

soulage
09-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Pity they didn't play their doubles today it would have been an help for tomorrow. His opponent played one so he used to the conditions. There is no streaming just a livescore :sad: but maybe it's better not to see him if he loses :cuckoo: :smash:

Lesliem
09-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Pity they didn't play their doubles today it would have been an help for tomorrow. His opponent played one so he used to the conditions. There is no streaming just a livescore :sad: but maybe it's better not to see him if he loses :cuckoo: :smash:Where did you find a livescore please ? :confused: I did'nt see it on the ATP or the challenger website...maybe I have eyes problems ^^

soulage
09-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Protennis gives livescore to only two challengers this week but we have Bet365 for the centercourt of St Remy and of course Arno is on center court ;) You'll find the livescore tomorrow for all the center court matches but no video :sad: and no stats with that livescore

Lesliem
09-06-2011, 10:58 PM
Thanks :) I'm not sure I will have the opportunity to follow the match, it's a pity for the stats...I agree with you about the double, it's a good way to begin a tournament & find his marks but I also guess that Arno trained hard before his single match in order to acclimate to the surface there.

soulage
09-07-2011, 09:40 AM
I hope bet365 will works today as it doesn' work for 1st match on center court :confused: then training doesn't boost confidence :sad:. and for sure Mecir Jr has nothing to loose on that match less than Arno.

In the summary of yesterday you can see him many times with his cap and Boris is here with Nico :eek: I though he had disappear but he's here

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soulage
09-07-2011, 07:05 PM
63 76(5) I catch the livescore at 4-1. Arno struggled as expected in first set he was 5-2 up with 40-15 up on Mecir's serve missing the 2 sets points then when he served for the set he had 3 more set points to finally face a BP well he closed it out but it has been tough.

In second set Mecir was quite dominent on serves and close on returns games leading 5-2 easily. Then Arno broke back at 3-5 , at 4-5 he had to save some set points but went for 5-5 and has to do the same at 5-6. He must have save something like 5 set points on his own serve. I didn't follow closely the tie-break but god he won a tie-break :eek: :lol:. The second set was surely not good but in front of family he has fought :). Now he plays tomorrow afternoon again a young french hope Obry he needs to find a serve for sure and to recover from his efforts.

Well at least he won a match :)

Lesliem
09-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Arno is in QF's :D.

He won in 2 sets against Obry 6/4-7/5. He missed many occasions in the 1st to finally break at a crucial moment 5/4 and won the set. In the 2nd set he was leading 4/1 but Obry broke back at 4/2 and won his service to 4/4. Then Arnaud missed another opportunity on Obry's serve and had to save a break point at 5/5. He broke at 6/5 to win the match, it was his 2nd match point.

I have no real hopes for next round but who knows ? And he will be at least near 185 and not 200 after the challenger.

Kezzi
09-08-2011, 03:05 PM
Allez :cheerleader:

Fat Camel
09-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Great for his confidence to win again :)

Yeah, it will be very difficult the next round. Hope Darcis wins another close tough match and will be tired.

soulage
09-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Thanks Lesliem for the report i was not able to follow today

Great for his confidence to win again :)

Yeah, it will be very difficult the next round. Hope Darcis wins another close tough match and will be tired.
Darcis won in two sets and Arno & Renavand played a long doubles match The final result ? Well they were 15-15 :eek: I left and when I come back it had disapear from Bet365 :confused:

Darcis is in a very good period so it will be very tough for Arno but he must play against guys of that level to see what to improve. He beats guys he has to beat it's a good point :) step by step

Lesliem
09-08-2011, 07:09 PM
Thanks Lesliem for the report i was not able to follow today


Darcis won in two sets and Arno & Renavand played a long doubles match The final result ? Well they were 15-15 :eek: I left and when I come back it had disapear from Bet365 :confused:

Darcis is in a very good period so it will be very tough for Arno but he must play against guys of that level to see what to improve. He beats guys he has to beat it's a good point :) step by stepThey won 17-15 ;)

soulage
09-08-2011, 07:35 PM
yes saw that in the atp sheet it must be one of his longest super tie break :lol:

Lesliem
09-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Arno is in semi :worship:

He won 6/3-6/4. The 1st set was a demonstration, only 3 pts lost on his serve and a break on his first occasion. He broke quickly in the 2nd set but Darcis broke back. Then he had 3 new break points missed. At 4/4 he broke Darcis again although Darcis was leading 40/0 on his own serve. He had difficulties while serving for the match and saved 3 break points. He won at his 3rd match point.

It's a little perf for him and very good for confidence :angel:

soulage
09-09-2011, 05:26 PM
I catch the end and games were very long. I tough he would never serve out with all that BP :bolt:

They are playing semi in doubles it's 76(6)/ 5-1*

Fat Camel
09-09-2011, 07:03 PM
7-6 6-2 :worship:

SF in singles, F in doubles - that looks finally really great. Keep it up Arnaud :)

soulage
09-10-2011, 10:00 AM
In the end of that video you can see how they were happy to wn 17-15 in doubles thursday. it's only doubles second round in challenger but it give happiness :) he was tired at the end

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soulage
09-10-2011, 05:54 PM
(3)6/7-6/3-6/3 :)

Someone count the number of break in that match ? Missed set points in first set as well. It was strange match with break debreak broken by love winning 8 straight points and others funny things. he will be very tired tomorrow imo. Final against ERV

the video from yesterday and Darcis not happy with one call

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Lesliem
09-10-2011, 06:28 PM
(3)6/7-6/3-6/3 :)

Someone count the number of break in that match ? Missed set points in first set as well. It was strange match with break debreak broken by love winning 8 straight points and others funny things. he will be very tired tomorrow imo. Final against ERV 11 break ! :eek: It was a mental win today, he fought all the time. He surely finds pleasure winning here nearly at home, it's a very positiv week for him and his ranking (around 175 if is not the winner, better than 200# for sure). ERV it will be tough as it was against Darcis & Lacko.

Kezzi
09-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Where do I find the livescores for tomorrow? My 3 apps (ATP, livescores.com and tennis app) don't show it and I can't find it on the website.
:help:

soulage
09-11-2011, 12:30 PM
I think only bet365 gets the livescore.

I look at the video from yesterday and yes his wrist is taped i hope it's nothing too serious :sad: On the right side he's already injured on the shoulder and the elbow :o It must be tough to play :sad:

Saturday video and Julien JeanPierre still in the stands i'm start to think is working with Arno or Nico :confused: because since july he's often around the place Arno is

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And a bite late but the Wednesday one

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Lesliem
09-11-2011, 02:03 PM
Boris is not with Arnaud anymore ? I have the impression he was only with Nico during ST Remy. It's a pity, He seems to get along with him...

Julien Jean Pierre is the guy next to Arnaud's father on Wednesday's video ???

Kezzi
09-11-2011, 02:48 PM
Boris was still with Arnaud in Rosmalen. He was at Serra's match, but during that Arnaud and Nico trained together. Maybe Boris just goes whenever possible?

soulage
09-11-2011, 03:00 PM
I don't know for Boris that's just a question :confused: Julien Jean Pierre pic

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Well the final started well but since he missed the 2 BP to lead 5-1 the match has turned ERV now serve for the set after winning 4 games in a row :o With tiredness first will be crucial :sad: Pity

It's done from 4-1 to 4-6 :sad:

Lesliem
09-11-2011, 03:59 PM
A loss 6/4-6/3 :sad:

2nd set was dominated by ERV but he had to win the 1st. I'm so disappointed for him, he deserved the title more than anyone after this complicated year with injuries and bad results. Surely a bit tired & a lot of frustation in this match. But that's tennis, I hope he will take at least double title but I'm not sure about it and it's again against Edouard. It remains a good week.

He plays Ilhan at Istanbul challenger 1st round next week.

soulage
09-11-2011, 04:00 PM
2 sets 1h30 and that's finished :sad: After he lost the advantage in first set it has never been close.

:worship: To ERv for his good week he was solid

Never funny to loose a final especially in front of your family :cheerleader: but the week was really better than expected few days ago. Any match has been easy and maybe a lack of energy today ? I Hope the injury is not too serious :scared: and he will be OK for the next weeks.

Instead of being 200# he should be 170# not enough to do the cut in all next events in deed. Doubles final supposed to be played in half an hour. ERV and Herbert slight favorites as two good servers and Arno must be really tired.

soulage
09-11-2011, 07:02 PM
They lost doubles 06/64/7-10 http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/6014/x.pdf The first set was surely funny :lol: So It was a losing day . Hopefully these two loses won't affect the positive side of the week

He plays Ilhan at Istanbul challenger 1st round next week.
Not easy it would be good to play only wednesday


edit
In his post on facebook he's not talking about Istanbul :confused: maybe Sylvain forgot that part. http://www.facebook.com/arnaudclementofficiel/posts/235392643175436 to sum up he feels a lack of energy today but good week for the head and he's talking about rest before Metz. We'll see if he withdraw from Istanbul. Wrist can be the reason with tiredness ?

Lesliem
09-11-2011, 09:55 PM
They lost doubles 06/64/7-10 http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/6014/x.pdf The first set was surely funny :lol: So It was a losing day . Hopefully these two loses won't affect the positive side of the week


Not easy it would be good to play only wednesday


edit
In his post on facebook he's not talking about Istanbul :confused: maybe Sylvain forgot that part. http://www.facebook.com/arnaudclementofficiel/posts/235392643175436 to sum up he feels a lack of energy today but good week for the head and he's talking about rest before Metz. We'll see if he withdraw from Istanbul. Wrist can be the reason with tiredness ?
If it was because of a painfull wrist I think he would have written it in his facebook post :confused: as he did in many posts this year or maybe he thinks the pain will stop with some "rest". It's surely because he's tired of his week, he was probably not thinking he would make the finals to St Remy when he chose to play Istanbul. It's a right decision, he has to preserve his "old" body :)

soulage
09-12-2011, 12:00 PM
Or maybe he forgot that he entered Istanbul :lol:

The video from yesterday of course the speech is in french

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soulage
09-12-2011, 01:00 PM
In the newspaper we learn that he also got adductors pain at the end of the single match :sad: old body :lol: Hope he will be healthy for Metz as he's officially out of Istanbul when we look at the tomorrow OP http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/226/op.pdf


http://images4.hiboox.com/vignettes/3711/c673014580d69ece28a06b7c2f8f0649.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/1209,c673014580d69ece28a06b7c2f8f0649.jpg.html)

Kezzi
09-12-2011, 03:56 PM
In the video he looks happy, even if he lost both finals. :D
So funny when he interrupts, because he forgot to thank someone. I only understood 'grande merci' which he said almost a hundred times and that he thanked his friends, family and brother. :)

Lesliem
09-12-2011, 04:50 PM
In the video he looks happy, even if he lost both finals. :D
So funny when he interrupts, because he forgot to thank someone. I only understood 'grande merci' which he said almost a hundred times and that he thanked his friends, family and brother. :)Yes it was the day of "un grand merci" :D & the moment when he thanked the ball kids was very funny, he said he is "tiresome" with them but they were good at St Remy and people were laughing :haha: . Another funny moment when he said "Did I forget someone to thank?" and a guy next to him answered "his fiancée" :lol:.
He has always a lot of things to say during his speeches, he is at ease with the micro...:angel: