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ImmzB
07-13-2011, 09:30 PM
04/07/2011 - Week 27: Davis Cup vs Germany (Clay)
11/07/2011 - Week 28: Stuttgart- ATP 250 (Clay) DID NOT PLAY
18/07/2011 - Week 29:
25/07/2011 - Week 30:
01/08/2011 - Week 31:
08/08/2011 - Week 32: Montreal- Masters 1000 (Hard)
15/08/2011 - Week 33: Cincinnati- Masters 1000 (Hard)
22/08/2011 - Week 34:
29/08/2011 - Week 35: US Open- Grand Slam (Hard)
05/09/2011 - Week 36: US Open- Grand Slam (Hard)

Cloudygirl
07-13-2011, 09:33 PM
well he's not played Stuttgart for a start.

OddJob
07-14-2011, 03:10 AM
Only two USO series tournies makes me sad.:sad: He could actually win one of the other tournies.

silverwhite
07-14-2011, 04:21 AM
He rarely plays the US MMs :o

case
07-14-2011, 06:02 AM
He rarely plays the US MMs :o
:wavey:
you would have been a little more accurate if you had just ended your sentence earlier like this:
He rarely plays.;)

of course that might not be too accurate either-does gasquet still play golf? might be just tennis that he rarely plays

silverwhite
07-14-2011, 07:05 AM
Actually, out of the top 20, only 5 have played more tournaments than him. Out of the top 10, only Berdych :o

Puschkin
07-14-2011, 07:35 AM
He rarely plays the US MMs :o

He knows why: No crowds, no athmosphere, no recognitition.

This is the first year when he really schedules wisely. Apparently he needs time for rest and build-up to avoid injuriies and keeping up motivation. Last year he needed the points. So he played a lot, but it was not always smart, like getting injured in the Gstaad final and being forced to give up in the first round of Washington immediately thereafter.

Besides, not playing after DC is also wise. DC is emotionally draining (independantly from winning or losing) and players from all kind of countries rarely do well in the immediate follow-up.

OddJob
07-14-2011, 07:44 AM
He knows why: No crowds, no athmosphere, no recognitition.

USO series crowds are just as small during the week as in other countries. Atmosphere is a matter of opinion I tend to think the USO series crowds are pretty into the matches. Not sure what you mean by recognition.

I'm fully aware Richie never plays the USO series just thought it would be nice if he played outside of Cincy-Montreal where he would have a great chance at taking a tile. Nothing wrong with building confidence.

Puschkin
07-14-2011, 11:04 AM
USO series crowds are just as small during the week as in other countries. Atmosphere is a matter of opinion I tend to think the USO series crowds are pretty into the matches. Not sure what you mean by recognition.
Maybe I should have said appreciation. I am rather convinced, that Richard -despite his shyness- loves being put on courts with crowds. Playing on court Nr 39 at 11.00 am with no one watching is certainly not to his liking.

I find it hard to believe that US crowd attendance is the same as for other small tourneys. I remember very well first matches even in IW or Cincinnnatti on center court where there was practically nobody watching, even when Americans were playing.

scmom
07-14-2011, 03:33 PM
while I would love to see Richard play at least one of the lead up to the US Open series ( hmm , ok the Los Angeles one :)). I totally agree that rest is a good thing, and this is a good break in the schedule to relax , enjoy some time at home with his friends, and work on fitness. It will be important for the rest of the season

as for the small crowds- I have only been to the LA event during the US Open series - and yes , early round crowds are pretty small. But lately ,their draw has been pretty lackluster - with the big names -one year Roddick, then Del Potro , and this year , Querrey - all pulling out with injury so late they could not get a replacement.
As for IW , and the empty stadium - I have to argue there . The IW tournament is packed , day in and day out. The big stadium that gets all the tv coverage is huge - and the corporate boxes down low sit empty because often corporate big wigs are in the hospitality suite - eating and drinking . And they don't allow other people to sit there , moving down from the "cheap seats ". Silly really - if the seat is not being used, what 's the harm in letting someone sit in it ? But they don't. There are also 8 other courts at IW - all packed with action from great singles and doubles - and the practice courts are easy to get to and watch. So while it may look like no one is there, I can tell you , those outer courts - and the top of the big stadium - are full to the brim ! Unlike the French Open and Wimbledon , you do not need a specific ticket for each stadium - so a seat to the big stadium acts as a grounds pass . Thus , people holding tickets to the main arena move around more than at other venues.

scmom
07-14-2011, 03:36 PM
I just re read my post - had to laugh - sad that Querrey is considered a big name draw on this year's ads for the LA event .
I mean he is not really a big draw , is he ?
Shame that is what they have to promote

really - Fish - Querrey - Blake - those are the headliners
Needless to say , I am not going

Puschkin
07-14-2011, 07:23 PM
As for IW , and the empty stadium - I have to argue there . The IW tournament is packed , day in and day out. The big stadium that gets all the tv coverage is huge - and the corporate boxes down low sit empty because often corporate big wigs are in the hospitality suite - eating and drinking

You have a point, but look at this, Richard versus Fish in Miami this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5RlAZey2ZQ

Gagsquet
07-14-2011, 09:19 PM
He lacks of points in 250 tournament :(

ImmzB
07-14-2011, 09:30 PM
He will play 1 more 250 tournament later in the year which is Metz. Actually he might play Vienna or St Petersburg to replace Montpelier, Vienna's entry list is normally stronger than St Petersburg so maybe a good idea to go to Russia but on the other hand with Montpelier not being played this year, both tournaments are likely to be strengthened.

ImmzB
07-14-2011, 09:52 PM
Anyone would like to guess where Richard is at the moment? Still on holiday? :lol:

scmom
07-14-2011, 10:40 PM
wow - that Miami video clip of the empty stadium shows really dismal attendance
was the match at 10 am when all the folks were still sleeping off last night's parties in South Beach ?

OddJob
07-14-2011, 11:48 PM
You have a point, but look at this, Richard versus Fish in Miami this year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5RlAZey2ZQ

Looked like an early in the day match and what day during the week was that? But that's hardly the norm at Miami. I was shocked at the crowds at RG this year. In some of the matches hardly anyone was in the stands. Does that mean it's the norm for RG of course not. As I said before you get empty seats during the week at ALL nonslam tournies. No harm in not liking the USO series it's not for everyone. ;)

Puschkin
07-15-2011, 05:52 AM
He will play 1 more 250 tournament later in the year which is Metz. Actually he might play Vienna or St Petersburg to replace Montpelier, Vienna's entry list is normally stronger than St Petersburg so it maybe a good idea to go to Russia

:bs: ;);) Be careful what you are saying. :devil: you are recommending against the city where I live. ;);)

ImmzB
07-15-2011, 09:53 AM
:bs: ;);) Be careful what you are saying. :devil: you are recommending against the city where I live. ;);)

:haha: He's played in both those tournaments before. I say Vienna! :)

Puschkin
07-15-2011, 11:08 AM
:haha: He's played in both those tournaments before. I say Vienna! :)
Much better. :D Yep, he played in Vienna once in 2006, that was the first time I have seen him live, how much has happened since then.

Puschkin
07-15-2011, 06:11 PM
thanks to TheNewBlood from rgnet for finding this:

http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2512&start=165&sid=9b99c7de84d5906c768132c29ed5a448

Richard practsing in Cap d'Agde, this is the tennis club where his dad is director.

Puschkin
07-27-2011, 06:07 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=187136

Richard is on the doubles entry list for Montreal with Gilles.

Schu
07-27-2011, 07:12 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=187136

Richard is on the doubles entry list for Montreal with Gilles.

At least he won't wear himself out playing too many doubles matches :o But always glad to see him play a match or two of doubles - makes him practice being more aggressive.

mukado
07-27-2011, 04:12 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=187136

Richard is on the doubles entry list for Montreal with Gilles.

Since Stuttgart, it seems he's getting closer to Gillou, he was always talking with him.

In the past he was closer to Jo first, then to Gael but Jo has been disinterested when they play double together this year, and Gael is too extravert.
So why not seing Gillou as his new best friend on the ATP Tour ? :)

reeshiesangel
07-27-2011, 07:08 PM
Does anybody know if Richie will be playing at Pilot Pen in New Haven this year?

Gasquet maniac
07-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Does anybody know if Richie will be playing at Pilot Pen in New Haven this year?

The event is longer there but is being replaced by the Winston and Salem tournament which is a week before the Open but Richard is not on the entry list there so I assume no.......

reeshiesangel
07-27-2011, 09:08 PM
The event is longer there but is being replaced by the Winston and Salem tournament which is a week before the Open but Richard is not on the entry list there so I assume no.......

Is the event no longer held just for the men? because the website has the 2011 womens field posted...just not the men. Plus i just drove by the tournament site like a few days ago and there were banners up for the New Haven Open 2011 :confused:

Gasquet maniac
07-27-2011, 09:54 PM
Is the event no longer held just for the men? because the website has the 2011 womens field posted...just not the men. Plus i just drove by the tournament site like a few days ago and there were banners up for the New Haven Open 2011 :confused:

Yeah, the event is running only for the women......

reeshiesangel
07-27-2011, 10:53 PM
:bigcry:

Cloudygirl
07-28-2011, 04:16 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=187136

Richard is on the doubles entry list for Montreal with Gilles.

meh I was hoping he'd actually win a round of doubs.

Puschkin
08-03-2011, 05:19 PM
Finally some news!:D:D:D
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg741/scaled.php?tn=0&server=741&filename=20014659.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Richie! The first guy I saw practice last year. RT @CoupeRogers: Richard Gasquet est arrive a Montreal!

Source: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23couperogers

and a little video, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyxKcWEY224

scmom
08-03-2011, 11:03 PM
Hope he had a good , restful vacation and is ready to play some good tennis
Good luck in Montreal, Richard !
glad to see him back on the courts

Gagsquet
08-06-2011, 10:53 AM
Lovely draw for Richard
Mayer then Belluci
And Almagro or Kholi in R3 :)

Blackbriar
08-06-2011, 05:03 PM
yeah his draw is really good, but Mayer was very close to beat last time, then Bellucci, it's okay on HC, and next Kohli probably for a spot in QF. and then it's probably Federer.

Puschkin
08-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Au même moment, Richard Gasquet tape avec le numéro 1 mondial sur le court 7. Pas content de son niveau de jeu, le Français poursuit l'entraînement une fois Djokovic parti. En face, cette fois, c'est Sébastien Grosjean. L'ex-numéro 1 tricolore fait travailler son élève côté coup droit. A l'entraînement, ça décoiffe. En match, il faudra en juger lundi.

http://www.welovetennis.fr/atp-montreal/38430-a-montreal

practising with Novak and then with Séb, some fotos accessible via the link.

silverwhite
08-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Decent match. Bellucci next :)

Puschkin
08-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Mayer was not great, apart from some nice touch. But Richard quite solid, it says something when he has more FH than BH winners. ;)

Schu
08-09-2011, 06:38 PM
I was only able to see the first and last games of the match so can't really comment on the match but I can comment on his outfit - do you think he'll wear that red shirt ALL year?? But seems to be a pretty lucky color so why not?

Anyway good job Richie. Mayer can be difficult to play. Perhaps Richard wanted to prove that DC wasn't just luck. Belluci next - never know with him, he can be dangerous but hopefully RIchard plays solid and wins more matches.

ImmzB
08-09-2011, 06:49 PM
Allez Gasquet! Good 1st round win for Richard, hopefully he can have a good tournament here! Bellucci next who he has already beaten this year at RG.

Addressing his surge in the rankings, Gasquet said, "I went through a period when I was losing matches, but I still practised a lot. Little by little I started playing better and winning matches. The victories added up and I became more and more confident."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/08/32/Montreal-Tuesday-Gasquet-Advances.aspx

ImmzB
08-09-2011, 10:36 PM
It was also Richard's 250th win today so Congrats to Richard for this achievement! :yeah: :bigclap:

Gagsquet
08-10-2011, 11:01 AM
No stream for court 9 apparently
:(

Blackbriar
08-10-2011, 12:23 PM
:yeah: congrats Ritchie for your 250th win :cheerleader:

silverwhite
08-10-2011, 07:16 PM
3-0 :eek:

Gagsquet
08-10-2011, 07:19 PM
no 5-0

silverwhite
08-10-2011, 08:17 PM
6-1 6-4 :yeah:

Puschkin
08-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Serv stats in the first set are a bit worrying, but the rest looks good. Too bad we could not see it.

Gagsquet
08-10-2011, 08:23 PM
Next Almagro. Direct opponent for WTF. Win required :)

ImmzB
08-10-2011, 08:24 PM
Allez Gasquet!! Good solid victory!! :yeah:

Next Almagro, come on Gasquet!! :rocker2:

Schu
08-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Serv stats in the first set are a bit worrying, but the rest looks good. Too bad we could not see it.

And yet he won that set 6-1 :eek: Not to take credit away from RIchard but how poor must Belluci have been? Richie will have to serve much better or ALmagro will make him pay.

Good job Richie! now time to take down one of my least favorite players and move closer to a Top 10 spot.

Puschkin
08-10-2011, 09:03 PM
And yet he won that set 6-1 :eek: Not to take credit away from RIchard but how poor must Belluci have been? Richie will have to serve much better or ALmagro will make him pay.

He did improve in the second set, though, and the pattern is very similar for other guys like Monfils and even Djokovoc who played at the same time, maybe it was the conditions.

ImmzB
08-10-2011, 11:12 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/08/32/Monday-Wednesday-Djokovic-Debuts-At-No1.aspx

“I served well. I was able to run well. I played better than yesterday. I won playing well,” assessed Gasquet. “I was able to go for my shots, to move forward, and to hold my serve, which was not always easy.”

It looks like it was a good performance from Richard, attacking well and finishing the point off at the net! :yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa
08-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Sounds like a good performance, shame we couldn't watch.

Looking forward to tonight's destruction of Almagro. Definitely an important match in the context of finishing in top 8, so let's hope that the better hardcourter and all-round player proves his worth. ;) Allez Richard.

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 12:50 AM
Both are on court, come on Richard!! :yeah:

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 01:42 AM
How frustrating is this. :mad: 13 bps and we are on serve, passively waiting for Almagro's errors, this is not how to play him, Rich! :devil: Wake up!

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 01:45 AM
Exactly, Gasquet needs to dictate play but he's just putting the ball back in play and waiting for Almagro to make the Errors!!

Come on Richard, think again!!

PinkFeatherBoa
08-12-2011, 01:46 AM
This is a bit like watching a car crash in slow motion at the moment, he can't seem to hold on to any momentum.

5-5, time to turn on the magic Richard! The match won't come to you if you don't look for it. ;)

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 01:47 AM
Choke mode :help: :mad:

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 01:49 AM
Important hold to lead 6-5* Come on Richard!!!

PinkFeatherBoa
08-12-2011, 01:53 AM
Beautiful point to start the TB.

PinkFeatherBoa
08-12-2011, 01:55 AM
:banghead: Don't blow it again...

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 01:56 AM
Come on Richard!! 3-3 in the TB!!

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 02:02 AM
:mad: :mad: :mad:

PinkFeatherBoa
08-12-2011, 02:02 AM
Can't deny Almagro played great at end of TB but it should have never got to that TB.

Going to take a huge mental effort from Richard now but I still believe.

Vlad1980
08-12-2011, 02:02 AM
What a choking first set...

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 02:03 AM
Awful awful awful set. Passive play and horrible choke :help:

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 02:03 AM
I am rarely frustrated watching Richard play, but this was too much. :banghead:

Maybe he starts playing now, otherwise this will be a well deserved loss.

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 02:03 AM
Going to take a huge mental effort from Richard now but I still believe.

Yep. This is going to do him in mentally

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 02:04 AM
Richard needs to take the game to Almagro!! Stop just putting the ball in court!!

Come on Richard, we all still believe!!

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 02:16 AM
Yep. This is going to do him in mentally
don't call a drama. Firstly it is not over and secondly he will move on.

Vlad1980
08-12-2011, 02:40 AM
Almagro out of all players looked like a mental giant compared to Richard. I seriously think Richard is afraid of certain players and Almagro is becoming one of those.

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 02:44 AM
It's over :sad: :sad:

Disappointing from Richard that he couldn't close out the 1st set where he had so many chances to do so. His BP conversation rate in the 1st set was terrible. Really upset with this result, if Richard had won the 1st set, not saying he would of won the match but that was his SET!! He waited for Almagro to make the UE instead of controlling the play.

Onto Cincy, which starts on Sunday, hopefully he isn't too upset and can bounce back straight away. The Draw is also today.

Come on everyone, this maybe is bad result but don't be too angry/upset maybe we should be but we have to put this behind us and I'm certain Richard is going to! ALLLEZ!!

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 02:45 AM
One of the worst matches in a long time. No inspiration, passive throughout, did he once try S/V?

Of course Almagro started finding the lines in the 2nd set, but Richard was poor, I wonder what he'll have to say after he sounded so confident before the match.

To make a bad night worse, Roger seems to be losing as well. What a night. :mad:

Schu
08-12-2011, 02:50 AM
:help:PASSIVE, choke play. That certainly wasn't what he meant when he said he "knew how to play Almagro"

Maybe Almagro pisses Richard off as much as he does me. Hate seeing crap play like that but I REALLY REALLY hate that he did it against Almagro! Credit to Almagro who kept the pressure on and stayed calm enough to close it out.

Got some work to do Richard...

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 02:52 AM
One of the worst matches in a long time. No inspiration, passive throughout, did he once try S/V?

Of course Almagro started finding the lines in the 2nd set, but Richard was poor, I wonder what he'll have to say after he sounded so confident before the match.

To make a bad night worse, Roger seems to be losing as well. What a night. :mad:

He tried to S/V at *5-6 in the 1st set TB but it was a fault.

Almagro took advantage of Richard putting the ball in the middle of the court with his FH!

PinkFeatherBoa
08-12-2011, 02:55 AM
What a match to forget from Richard tonight, consider it forgotten. I saw him step in and hit one aggressive return in the last service game, don't recall any S/V either. Passive and frustrating indeed. Oh well, onwards to Cinci.



To make a bad night worse, Roger seems to be losing as well. What a night. :mad:

Yes, Almagro vs. Tsonga it will be. :eek: Disappointing night for me too.

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 03:08 AM
What a match to forget from Richard tonight, consider it forgotten. I saw him step in and hit one aggressive return in the last service game, .
And of course he won that point. I noticed that too and said to myself why the hell not once on 13 bps? :o

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 05:32 AM
I think we all agree that he deserved to lose :)

Hopefully, this will be a timely wake-up call for Cincy and the USO. Seb needs to knock some sense into him. No more pushing :smash:

Cloudygirl
08-12-2011, 07:04 AM
so annoyed I was going to bet on Almagro to win as well then I chickened out.

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 07:17 AM
:help:PASSIVE, choke play. That certainly wasn't what he meant when he said he "knew how to play Almagro"


Maybe his plan was to push and push :shrug:

I hope Seb didn't have any part in this plan :o

silverwhite
08-12-2011, 07:18 AM
so annoyed I was going to bet on Almagro to win as well then I chickened out.

Are you referring to me? I earned 10k vCash :angel:

Gagsquet
08-12-2011, 07:51 AM
Richard is hopeless, truly hopeless.
I turned off after the TB, I was sure it was over.
I am speechless.

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Richard is hopeless, truly hopeless.

Yesterday was a disappointment, no doubt. So-called easy draws are not always an advantage for him, I feel he often plays better with tough draws.

ImmzB
08-12-2011, 11:24 AM
Important week coming up for Richard to try make the 9-12 seeding for the US Open. He needs a good week in Cincinnati whereas Tsonga has overtaken him in the rankings and Wawrinka is 1 win away from doing the same.

Schu
08-12-2011, 12:57 PM
Maybe his plan was to push and push :shrug:

Certainly appears that way :o And actually worked until he choked and couldn't close out the set at 5-2 with a zillion BPs or serving at 5-3.

Schu
08-12-2011, 01:13 PM
Important week coming up for Richard to try make the 9-12 seeding for the US Open. He needs a good week in Cincinnati whereas Tsonga has overtaken him in the rankings and Wawrinka is 1 win away from doing the same.

When Ferrer, Roddick and Soderling are back, won't he be at least 14 or 15 and a few others are hot on his trail so 9 - 12 is looking pretty dim.

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 05:59 PM
I am going to revive our spirits. A French poster on rgnet, remined us at Richard's bad play in the first round of Madrid, and what he did the week later in Rome. :D The paralells are really striking: A late match, no crowds and an uninspired Richard. Come on Richard, do us a Rome in Cincy.

silverwhite
08-13-2011, 10:16 AM
Everyone's too pissed off to discuss his Cincy draw? :o

Dogopolov in the 1st round :spit:

Gasquet maniac
08-13-2011, 10:30 AM
Really disappointed with his loss to Almagro........He should know that playing like a pusher does not work and hopefully he will improve cause his ranking is really on the edge as he must be seeded in the top 12 for the upcoming USO......What was he doing when he took almost a month break from tennis? Yeah, surely he practiced HARD and he coasted into the third round at Montreal largely to opponents making a lot of errors but he was hypnotized by Almagro in the third round and if I was there, I would have give him a piece of my mind.....IMHO, it was huge mistake from him to withdraw from Stuttgart which he could have won without haste....Even his serve deserted him and he was already thinking to shaking hands with Almagro .....He MUST do much better in Cincinnati.......:(

Gagsquet
08-13-2011, 12:58 PM
Dolgopolov is a tough one. But I prefer this draw actually because he will have to fight hard to go deep.
The goal is to reach Fish.
I will be so disappointed if he loses against Dolgo. He has to win this one!

Getta
08-13-2011, 01:50 PM
try your best to win, richie, and whatever happens, happens

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 02:48 PM
3rd on Centre Court :tape:

Schu
08-15-2011, 03:29 PM
3rd on Centre Court :tape:

What's that supposed to mean? - worried he might play like in the ALmagro match :scratch: But he can't possibly do that 2 matches in row - can he :tape:?

I like Dolgo and he is capable of great tennis, hope Richie shows his today.

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 03:32 PM
Just didn't expect them to put him on Centre Court. He'd better not disappoint the crowd :o

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 03:34 PM
He'd better not disappoint the crowd :o
if there is one. :p

Schu
08-15-2011, 03:56 PM
Just didn't expect them to put him on Centre Court. He'd better not disappoint the crowd :o

If both play well, it could actually be a very entertaining match, both are shot makers but first round - day match in Cincy, probably VERY few people.

ImmzB
08-15-2011, 07:00 PM
Both players are now on court, good luck Richard!! :yeah: (Red shirt again :p )

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 07:02 PM
Great crowds!:rolleyes:

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 07:18 PM
good game for 2-1, volley, BH, FH and a service winner

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:25 PM
They're showing Nalby vs Kei here :lol:

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:26 PM
He breaks? :lol:

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:31 PM
What happened to Dolgopolov? :speakles:

Last I remember, he was an up-and-comer on the verge of making a breakthrough. Did he get injured or something? :scratch:

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 07:32 PM
Dolgo was abysmal after he was broken! Too wild! 18 UEs.

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:33 PM
6-1, BTW, for those who following later :lol:

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Big serves by Dolgopolov save 2 BPs. 6-1 0-1

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 07:54 PM
6-1 3-4

Dolgopolov has been serving big in the 2nd set

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 08:06 PM
6-1 5-6

Dolgopolov's serve is on fire :o Don't like Richard's chances if this goes to 3

Vlad1980
08-15-2011, 08:21 PM
Richard was fairly average I would say. Dolgopolov was either injured or sick and played abysmal first set. Second set, Richard was not aggressive enough, almost like every shot on return, he was just waiting for errors. I don't think he played better than against Almgaro.

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 08:21 PM
6-1 5-6

Dolgopolov's serve is on fire :o Don't like Richard's chances if this goes to 3

but it did not go to 3. :p
The SB is broken for Richard's match, so we can't see the stats, but yes, Dolgo served well in the 2nd set, Richard, too, it has to be said.

Well done, Richard, very focused today, no comparison with the hesitation against Almagro. :)

I don't think he played better than against Almgaro.
I disagree.

Gagsquet
08-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Puschkin, only his serve was better. Be fair.

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Puschkin, only his serve was better. Be fair.

And this would have made all the difference against Almagro :o

And to be fair, Dolgopolov style of play forced him to defend quite often

Schu
08-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Difficult match to get any rhythm. Richard did what he had to do - serve well to hold his serve and not panic when the bullets Dolgo was hitting started to find the court.

And yes I was holding my breathe that it didn't go 3 cuz not sure how long RIchard could stay composed or how long before Dolgo went from missing everything to making everything.

Don't think Richard was great today but think it was better than against Almagro - he DID serve better and came into net more often and just looked like he cared today.

Good job Richie.

Puschkin
08-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Puschkin, only his serve was better. Be fair.
And his body language and attitude. This is what I mean:

he DID serve better and came into net more often and just looked like he cared today.

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 08:59 PM
I was just looking at his records for the past 52 weeks and he has been really consistent, usually getting 2 to 3 wins per tournament. To break into the top 10, he needs a big result or two and to at least defend his R16 USO points

ImmzB
08-15-2011, 09:02 PM
Happy Richard got through this, Dolgopolov made many UE in the 1st set which helped Richard. I was happy how Richard served and Dolgopolov didn't look to good on court, something must of been up with him. Still improvements to be made such as attacking the 2nd serve instead of just hitting it back.

Allez! Anderson or Malisse next!

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 09:08 PM
On one of his BPs in the first game of the second set, he actually moved forward to hit a second serve but was thwarted because it was unexpectedly quick (he ended up shanking it) :spit:

silverwhite
08-15-2011, 10:04 PM
To Puschkin (since I can't rep her back right now): I wasn't serious, hence the ";)". You have to admit that he can be a pusher at times though :o

ImmzB
08-15-2011, 11:02 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/08/33/Cincinnati-Monday-Verdasco-Beats-Bellucci.aspx

"I won 1 and 6 against a guy who's [22] in the world," said Gasquet. "Every match is very a tough to win here in Cincinnati, a lot great players, so for sure I'm very happy to win. I [played] a pretty good tie-break, a lot of tension, but I knew it was important to win it, because in the third set you never know what could happen. So I'm happy."

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 03:39 AM
Richard must reach the quarterfinals if he wants to make the 9-12 seeding in USO.....That being said it also depends on Simon's run in Cincinnati......Come on, Richou......:)

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 06:29 AM
Richard/Tsonga were replaced in the doubles list by Dlouhy/Dolgopolov. I guess somebody has to save his right arm. :rolleyes:

silverwhite
08-17-2011, 07:50 AM
Apparently, Soderling is in doubt for the USO http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Broken...0-1.....

Cloudygirl
08-17-2011, 07:31 PM
is there actually a stream for this?

feliciano
08-17-2011, 07:33 PM
no stream :(

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 07:34 PM
:sad:

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 07:38 PM
What is happening to him? Injured or what?

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Debreak :)

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Back on serve...Serve better, Richou......A stream would be nice......

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 07:47 PM
Yes, rebreak, the first game was odd, Richard hit only first serves and still got broken.

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 07:50 PM
Nice to get the break back, Anderson who serves big and having the break early could of ran away with the set but Richard broke with his 1st break point! Allez!

4-3*

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Hopefully no TB......

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Break time

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Set point.....Take it, Richou......

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 08:10 PM
TB time......

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 08:11 PM
1st set TB, Richard has a set point which was a 2nd serve but couldn't convert.

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 08:15 PM
4-2

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 08:18 PM
From being *4-0 up, it's now 5-4*.

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 08:19 PM
Gasquet takes the 1st set 7-6 (7-4) Important set won by Gasquet after he was a break down early. :) Alllez!

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 08:20 PM
First set won!

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Ouff! But happy! Now break him !

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 08:27 PM
He broke.....Hold serve, Richou.........

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 08:29 PM
yes Allez Richard

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 08:29 PM
YEs, break, why don't you listen to me more often, Rich? :)

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 08:54 PM
the fastest game .....2 aces and 5-3 up.......really solid apart from the beginning.......

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 08:57 PM
4-5.....Serve it out, Richou......MORE ACES!!!!!

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 08:58 PM
Serve it out!!

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Nice Richie :)

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Won 7-6 6-4......Don't know his chances against Fish tomorrow.......Good luck , Richou and go for the win..........

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 09:03 PM
A good win. Now I can admit it, I was worried before this match, I had seen Anderson's serve stats from yesterday. There were still not bad today, but Richard must have served quite well, too. And definitely a big court tomorrow! Allez!

Gagsquet
08-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Looks like he returns quite well. Good for tomorrow

Gasquet maniac
08-17-2011, 09:05 PM
What are Richard's chances against Fish tomorrow?

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Good win for Richard against a tricky player! Happy with how Richard served after he got broken in the 1st game.

Fish is next who is in great form, this will be a tough match for Richard but hopefully he plays his best!!

Alllez!!

ImmzB
08-17-2011, 09:07 PM
What are Richard's chances against Fish tomorrow?

If he takes the game to Fish he has a good chance! He can't sit on the back foot. Fish serves well so it's important for Richard to do the same!

Schu
08-17-2011, 09:49 PM
Yeah! I had some doubts about this one - Anderson is a big server who has been playing well. Stats look like RIchard served VERY well.

Well we know it will be on a Big Court tomorrow and there will be a crowd - which Richard seems to like, just that the crowd will be for Fish. And it could be a night match since Fish is the top American. A win over Fish would be WONDERFUL. I can't figure out what is so good about Fish but must be something.

Puschkin
08-17-2011, 10:04 PM
And it could be a night match since Fish is the top American.

Hopefully not. Firstly, I don't want to get up in the middle of the night, and secondly, Richard has not done well in late matches this year. Let Federer and Blake have the night match!;)

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 03:30 AM
What are Richard's chances against Fish tomorrow?

Fish is playing the best tennis of his life and he easily beat Richard last couple times they played on hardcourt. Richard is pretty big underdog.

Blackbriar
08-18-2011, 02:45 PM
Ritchie's only chance is a low 1st serve percentage for Fish and returning as many balls as possible on first serve, because once the exchange starts, he has much better chance to win rallyes than Fish.

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 03:00 PM
Ritchie's only chance is a low 1st serve percentage for Fish and returning as many balls as possible on first serve, because once the exchange starts, he has much better chance to win rallyes than Fish.

Sorry but :spit:

Fish has been playing an aggressive game with relatively few errors the past couple of weeks. Unless Richard forces himself to attack and take more risks, I see him getting pushed around by Fish

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 06:16 PM
6-5......

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 06:19 PM
7-5.......

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 06:22 PM
Richard mentally so owned there at the end of first set. Now, the question is will Richard quit playing like he did last year against Fish or will still try?

RIchard is playing so passive, it is not even funny anymore. He hit what 3 winners in first set? He is not playing to win.

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Misleading. It's actually 5-7

Watch him fold now :)

ImmzB
08-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Come on Richard, 1st set was passive, did not like it at all!!

Good start to the 2nd set, he holds to 30!

ImmzB
08-18-2011, 06:30 PM
Those 2 returns which Richard made when Fish was 30-0 in his service game is the way to play!!!

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 06:36 PM
Those 2 returns which Richard made when Fish was 30-0 in his service game is the way to play!!!

exactly. That was his best return game so far, Fish had to come up with goods to hold and that's fine. He just needs to realize he has to play this level and take chances to have any chance against player who is playing top 5 level tennis (although not in this match).

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 06:39 PM
fish is chipping away.......

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 06:51 PM
I like what I see so far in the second set. He is plying better, coming to net now, but Fish is also playing much better than in first set. Most importantly he is trying, lets see how he holds up mentally toward the end of the set though.

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 06:55 PM
what a shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 06:56 PM
wasted a BP......

feliciano
08-18-2011, 07:05 PM
Oh No, Not Again

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 07:07 PM
Shit.....

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 07:07 PM
He is so pathetic. Gets broken at 5-5 again. HAS to be mental...

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 07:07 PM
Collapse. Very expected at 5-5 again. Such a good played set from him until then though.

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 07:07 PM
no improvement at all in his game......heartbreaking....

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 07:13 PM
What else is there to say? Work harder? :shrug:

Vlad1980
08-18-2011, 07:14 PM
Fairly disinterested in the last game. Whatever. Richard so far does not belong to top 10. At least he didn't give up and lost second set 1-6. Outside of couple matches against top 10 this year, he has been pummeled by the rest of them physically and mentally.

ImmzB
08-18-2011, 07:14 PM
:mad: :sad: I didn't like this performance, it has to be said he hasn't learn! What was he doing on those 2nd serves!! Only a few times he attacked it and was rewarded!!

He had his chance to break and he should of won that point instead he hit the ball into the net but credit to Fish he played a good solid match!

Both times he was broken at the end of each set!!

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 07:16 PM
I give up on him until he really finds himself again.....Again I say it was a big mistake withdrawing from Stuttgart as he could have won there.....seeded 13th at USO unless Soderling withdraws.......He should focus more on 250s tournaments and winning one will only boost his confidence level......I am thoroughly disappointed with both of his results in Montreal and Cincinnati.....A month or so break from tennis and this is what he produces?

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 07:17 PM
Something drastic needs to be done about his return :lol:

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Who on earth is doing his scheduling? Piss poor.....His mentality is still comical and both his serve and backhand were mediocre today.....When will see a new Richard?

Schu
08-18-2011, 07:22 PM
The more confident, aggressive player won. Richard was in both sets, until 5-5. Nothing great from Fish (and even a lot of errors in the first set) except he stepped it up just enough at the critical point of both sets and Richard crumbled.

:banghead: Last few matches Richard looks a bit lethargic - no fire and that is more disappointing to me than the fact that his court position and 2nd serve return are still :no:

Get some fire before the USO RIchard.

Cloudygirl
08-18-2011, 07:24 PM
His scheduling is the best thing about his game right now actually. Oh well glad I didnt watch not in mood to watch Richard lose.

Gagsquet
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
It was disgusting. He should have played two tie-breaks. Even if he would have lost 7/6 7/6, I wouldn't have been disappointed.
But these two breaks are pure comedy. Zero mental toughness.

Schu
08-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Fairly disinterested in the last game. Whatever. Richard so far does not belong to top 10. At least he didn't give up and lost second set 1-6. Outside of couple matches against top 10 this year, he has been pummeled by the rest of them physically and mentally.

5 and 5 is not pummeled. BUt agree that he's not Top 10(and not just because of today).

Last game I don't think he even sat down on the change over, he was on the court in about 5 seconds.

Gasquet maniac
08-18-2011, 07:29 PM
I am pretty pessimistic on his chances of reaching the top 10 this year.....

Puschkin
08-18-2011, 07:38 PM
4 winners in the first set, 18 in the second. During the first set, I was rather frustrated, there was no passion, I feared another ALmagro-match but I found the second set quite encouraging, it was worth watching.

Schu
08-18-2011, 07:48 PM
4 winners in the first set, 18 in the second. During the first set, I was rather frustrated, there was no passion, I feared another ALmagro-match but I found the second set quite encouraging, it was worth watching.

Until 5-5.

Even with those winners, he still looked flat and not pumped up.

We're not going to see a "new Richard" - he is who he is and when he is feeling confident he plays the type of tennis (except the service returns) we all love him for. But even a short time off for injury or rest or an opponent who "owns" him can shatter that confidence in a millisecond - that's who he is and I've pretty much learned to deal with - still frustrating but not unexpected.

Gagsquet
08-18-2011, 08:12 PM
He was as good as Fish in this match even slightly dominant in rallies.
Good serve, good backhand, forehand not good but average.
He just shitted on his pant two times at 5/5. One time Ok but two times :help:
I can't believe it, it's not like if he was totally dominated, he gave his match to Fish.

Puschkin
08-18-2011, 08:20 PM
I can't believe it, it's not like if he was totally dominated, he gave his match to Fish.
Would you prefer him to be dominated like last year? :p I'd be much more worried if I had seen this match again.

Puschkin
08-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Je pense être proche d'un joueur comme Fish (7e mondial) mais j'ai des petits ajustements à faire pour le battre, a dit Gasquet. Je suis parfois trop attentiste, il faut aller le chercher un peu plus que ça, être moins conservateur et faire preuve de plus de culot. Lui a su prendre sa chance», a confié Gasquet avec lucidité.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110818_212410_gasquet-bute-sur-fish.html

I think I am close to a player like Fish (Nr 7) but I have small adjustments to make to beat him: I am sometimes too hesitant, it is necessary to go for a little more than that, to be less conservative and to give a proof of more courage. He did take his chances.

Nothing wrong with that analysis. Just do it in New York! ;)

ImmzB
08-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Je pense être proche d'un joueur comme Fish (7e mondial) mais j'ai des petits ajustements à faire pour le battre, a dit Gasquet. Je suis parfois trop attentiste, il faut aller le chercher un peu plus que ça, être moins conservateur et faire preuve de plus de culot. Lui a su prendre sa chance», a confié Gasquet avec lucidité.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110818_212410_gasquet-bute-sur-fish.html

I think I am close to a player like Fish (Nr 7) but I have small adjustments to make to beat him: I am sometimes too hesitant, it is necessary to go for a little more than that, to be less conservative and to give a proof of more courage. He did take his chances.

Nothing wrong with that analysis. Just do it in New York! ;)

Atleast he knows what to do to help himself go deeper in the US Open. :)

silverwhite
08-18-2011, 11:30 PM
Je pense être proche d'un joueur comme Fish (7e mondial) mais j'ai des petits ajustements à faire pour le battre, a dit Gasquet. Je suis parfois trop attentiste, il faut aller le chercher un peu plus que ça, être moins conservateur et faire preuve de plus de culot. Lui a su prendre sa chance», a confié Gasquet avec lucidité.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110818_212410_gasquet-bute-sur-fish.html

I think I am close to a player like Fish (Nr 7) but I have small adjustments to make to beat him: I am sometimes too hesitant, it is necessary to go for a little more than that, to be less conservative and to give a proof of more courage. He did take his chances.

Nothing wrong with that analysis. Just do it in New York! ;)

It's one thing to know what you should do. Quite another to actually apply it :tape:

Puschkin
08-19-2011, 06:31 AM
It's one thing to know what you should do. Quite another to actually apply it :tape:
True, but still better to be sharp in your analysis than stating that the opponent is a great player against whom nothing could be done.

silverwhite
08-19-2011, 07:08 AM
True, but still better to be sharp in your analysis than stating that the opponent is a great player against whom nothing could be done.

That's true, but I won't be crossing my fingers for something more than that :lol:

ImmzB
08-19-2011, 03:15 PM
Is he going New York this week?

Schu
08-19-2011, 04:20 PM
Is he going New York this week?

Knowing how much he loves the U.S. wouldn't be surprised if he went back to Paris :rolleyes: Bet he goes to South Florida to train with Seb at home for a few days before going to NYC.

Anyone see Richard wacthing the Simon-Ferrer match yesterday? Hope the Simon pusher strategy doesn't rub off on Richard. It works very well for the human backboard but don't get any ideas Richard. BUT it wouldn't hurt if a little of Ferrer's tenacity rubbed off on Richie.

Work hard this week Richie and we look forward to seeing more of that aggression you say you know you need to display on the court.

ImmzB
08-19-2011, 04:25 PM
Knowing how much he loves the U.S. wouldn't be surprised if he went back to Paris :rolleyes: Bet he goes to South Florida to train with Seb at home for a few days before going to NYC.

Anyone see Richard wacthing the Simon-Ferrer match yesterday? Hope the Simon pusher strategy doesn't rub off on Richard. It works very well for the human backboard but don't get any ideas Richard. BUT it wouldn't hurt if a little of Ferrer's tenacity rubbed off on Richie.

Work hard this week Richie and we look forward to seeing more of that aggression you say you know you need to display on the court.

Hopefully he does indeed go to Florida and work with Seb or maybe go to New York now and practice. :)

Yes, work hard Richard and bring your attacking tennis to the US Open! :yeah:

Puschkin
08-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Knowing how much he loves the U.S. wouldn't be surprised if he went back to Paris :rolleyes: Bet he goes to South Florida to train with Seb at home for a few days before going to NYC.
I don't think he goes back to Paris, much more likely to be in New York early. New York is the place in the US about which he speaks fondly. But on a personal note, I will go to Paris tomorrow and then onwards to the South for my vacation. :wavey:

case
08-22-2011, 02:28 AM
... I will go to Paris tomorrow and then onwards to the South for my vacation. :wavey:

:wavey:
dang i am so jealous:worship:
lol! i guess you dont want to hear about my trip to carlsbad caverns!!-
that bat guano and all:eek:

teem
08-22-2011, 05:51 AM
I will go to Paris tomorrow and then onwards to the South for my vacation. :wavey:[/QUOTE]

the weather is very warm in paris and in the south since one week. Do you go to marseille ?
have good vacation Kezzy !:)

Blackbriar
08-23-2011, 08:46 AM
I found his US tourny very disappointing. 4 wins 2 loss to top 10 players, but clearly in his range.
I have not seen some of the magic he showed at IW and KB. In Miami he lost to Fish too, but he broke once and was leading at one point. In IW he beat Roddick and made a decent match against Djokovic.
this past weeks i have seen the former self of Richard, far behind the baseline, waiting for errors, rarely stepping up in the court. I don't see him cracking the top 10 now, he has not the level to. he will be top 10-15 til he found the guts to win matches against better players. 4th round would a great result at FM but i'm not sure he can do it again :sad:

Schu
08-23-2011, 03:40 PM
I have not seen some of the magic he showed at IW and KB. In Miami he lost to Fish too, but he broke once and was leading at one point. In IW he beat Roddick and made a decent match against Djokovic.
this past weeks i have seen the former self of Richard, far behind the baseline, waiting for errors, rarely stepping up in the court. I don't see him cracking the top 10 now, he has not the level to. :sad:

Afraid I have to agree with you. I haven't seen the "magic" Richard since Roland Garros. Even at Wimbledon I kept waiting for him to catch fire and although he won matches, the "magic"/spark was just not there.

I ran across a clip of the Richard/Roddick match at IW and I couldn't believe what I saw :eek:. Richard was hitting MANY balls from on or just behind the baseline - I'd forgotten how he actually could do that.

HE knows what he has to do but "easier said than done". At some point he might just say WTF and COMMIT to the only style that could eventually get him to the Top 10. Hope that happens at the USO :)

silverwhite
08-23-2011, 04:30 PM
I think at the beginning of the year, he had nothing to lose. Now, he's so close to the top 10 and the pressure is showing in his play :help:

Blackbriar
08-23-2011, 07:06 PM
It's terrible, because when he starts to play his play his best level even Djokovic breaks his racket, because he's almost invincible, but he cant hold that level for more than 3-4 games. I think he can challenge Nadal by now, but the 3 others are way above him. I see this USO as the last chance to do something big this year, since WTF is lost unless Black Plague hits half of the top 10...

silverwhite
08-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Apparently, there's some uncertainty because Roddick is in the bottom half :haha:

ImmzB
08-25-2011, 04:36 PM
:lol: Youzhny vs Nadal- R4 so Richard is in Djokovic's quarter. I think it's Gasquet vs Dolgopolov- R3

silverwhite
08-25-2011, 05:02 PM
Djokovic 4R indeed. Serves him right for not playing better in the Masters tourneys

Schu
08-25-2011, 05:21 PM
R4 is jumping the gun - got to win the first 3 matches first. Haven't see the draw but there are always dangerous floaters,especailly when we are talkign about Richard.

BTW folks - there is a good chance that play will not start on MOnday at the USO. there is a hurricane forecast to go up the East COast of the US getting to NYC early Monday morning. Right now the forecast is for a fairly strong storm hitting close to NYC. Hurricanes are unpredictible but this one is pretty big with a large wind field so it is likely NYC will be affected in some way - could be a lot (as in power knocked out for a few days and significant wind damage) or mild as in just some rain and wind gusts depending on the exact tract and timing.

silverwhite
08-25-2011, 05:36 PM
What I meant was that he will not be getting past the 4R, which means that he won't gain any points :rocker2:

ImmzB
08-25-2011, 06:30 PM
Stakhovsky R1 and if he wins that Karlovic/F.Gonzalez in R2.

Tough opening match against Stakhovsky.

Schu
08-25-2011, 07:45 PM
What I meant was that he will not be getting past the 4R, which means that he won't gain any points :rocker2:

Got ya - what I meant was he'll be lucky not to LOOSE points. :facepalm:

EDIT: Wow my comment above sounds really snide and negative - guess what I meant to say is since I haven't seen any "magic" from Richard since basically Rome, I am a bit skeptical he'll be able to step it up on the Grand Slam stage. And once again hope I have to eat my words...

BTW: If Stakhovsky wins today in Winston-Salem, he might not be able to get to NYC :) Many airlines are cancelling flights around NYC/Washington,DC/Boston, beginning sometime Friday or Friday night etc. and could last several days as precaution for approaching hurricane. I shouldn't be joking about this, having gone through MANY hurricanes, the preparation/precautions are a real pain, necessary but a pain. HOpe Hurricane Irene does the unpredictable (as they often do) and turns off into the Atlantic missing the major population areas.

Gasquet maniac
08-26-2011, 04:46 AM
What a draw!!!!A fourth round would be good....He can do it as I think that in a tough draw like this, he would need to buck up in every aspect of his game.....

BTW, Stakhovsky lost to Benneteau today and Richard is even further from the top 10 after his 4th round result at 2010 USO points was subtracted.....Good luck, Richie and better work your ass off.....:)

silverwhite
08-26-2011, 06:06 AM
If he gets past Stakhovsky, I can imagine a 6-7 6-7 6-7 loss to Karlovic :spit:

case
08-26-2011, 11:30 AM
not a good draw and i was looking forward to this.
but you never know djokovic might be tired.

what really sucks is that a few years ago gasquet could have beaten djokovic.
gasquet has been kind of stagnant

Schu
08-26-2011, 04:14 PM
not a good draw and i was looking forward to this.
but you never know djokovic might be tired.

what really sucks is that a few years ago gasquet could have beaten djokovic.
gasquet has been kind of stagnant

And Djokovic has been anything but stagnant...

Sounds like the players will have a few extra days to rest up unless they have trouble sleeping in hotbox hotels with no Air Conditioning and no windows that open - damn hurricanes are a pain. I'm laughing at the image of some of these prima donna players stuck in a hot, dark hotel with no X-Box or internet to play with and eating Spam from a can :D

silverwhite
08-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Why was Blackbriar banned? :eek:

Schu
08-26-2011, 05:01 PM
Why was Blackbriar banned? :eek:

For being negative about RIchie - ya better watch out ;) ;).

How do you even know when someone gets banned?

silverwhite
08-26-2011, 05:11 PM
:haha:

Usually, their avatar gets taken away, I think. In Blackbriar's case, it states that he's been banned under his username :o

Schu
08-26-2011, 05:58 PM
:haha:

Usually, their avatar gets taken away, I think. In Blackbriar's case, it states that he's been banned under his username :o

Thanks! Didn't even notice that. :o Guess I better stop playing and do some work...

nalbyfan
08-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Bad draw : hope Richie can have a decent USO but he has some tricky opponents on his road

Gagsquet
08-28-2011, 12:51 PM
Save your focus for Metz Rich'

Schu
08-29-2011, 05:12 PM
NEW shirt :eek: Looks NICE!

Now play even better than your new shirt looks. Allez Richie!

Schu
08-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Richard 4*-3 - looking agressive - looking pretty good.

Schu
08-29-2011, 05:53 PM
And Richard takes the first set with a sizzling FOREHAND winner. Keep the focus Richard.

simplet
08-29-2011, 06:11 PM
He looks really nervous for some reason. He's been murdering the ball, so much that it's starting to look slightly suspicious. He just crushed a smatch directly into the stands, and another in the bottom of the net.

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:13 PM
Still pushing on the return though :tape:

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:13 PM
2 bad BH UEs on the 2 BPs :tape:

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:23 PM
Broken :rolls:

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the gift, Sergiy :)

Getta
08-29-2011, 06:32 PM
How do you even know when someone gets banned?

he's been permanently banned.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=91035

Getta
08-29-2011, 06:33 PM
allez richie :rocker2:

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:35 PM
More gifts. Early Christmas? :lol:

Cloudygirl
08-29-2011, 06:39 PM
Any streams?

Getta
08-29-2011, 06:40 PM
http://www.lshunter.tv/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=60619&tv_id=472&tid=25081&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=327

simplet
08-29-2011, 06:44 PM
he's been permanently banned.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=91035


Thank you Buddha. What a clown that guy was

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:48 PM
Thank you Buddha. What a clown that guy was

Not worse than richie/yuri, IMO :bolt:

simplet
08-29-2011, 06:50 PM
Not worse than richie/yuri, IMO :bolt:

Well no but at least they don't post 30 messages a day

silverwhite
08-29-2011, 06:58 PM
Stakhovsky :tape:

bleu_cheese
08-29-2011, 07:01 PM
Translation: Gasquet :yeah:

Gagsquet
08-29-2011, 07:19 PM
Nice but he is always good against top 40.

ImmzB
08-29-2011, 07:35 PM
Alllez Gasquet!! Good solid win for him! :woohoo: :yeah:

Karlovic is currently 2 sets up against F.Gonzalez.

Also, nice new shirt Richard wore today! :lol:

Schu
08-29-2011, 07:48 PM
Good to see someone other than Richard totally crumble.

But kudos to Richard :yeah: for staying focused and NOT choking when he certainly had opportunitites to do so serving for the first 2 sets. And if only Richard could crack the ball all the time like he did in the last set when the match was in the bag.

Richard did blow some BP chances but at least he blew most of them trying to be aggressive - didn't always work but he tried. Overall solid first match now we need Gonzo to wear out the big guy a bit more.

Schu
08-29-2011, 07:53 PM
Nice but he is always good against top 40.

I can remember not that long ago, more than a few :tape::facepalm: matches against top 40 - those are the ones where he feels the most pressuuure.

yuri27
08-29-2011, 11:37 PM
Nice but he is always good against top 40.

Yeah,what about being good against the top players for a change?? and ESPECIALLY IN GRAND SLAMS??

yuri27
08-29-2011, 11:40 PM
not a good draw and i was looking forward to this.
but you never know djokovic might be tired.

what really sucks is that a few years ago gasquet could have beaten djokovic.
gasquet has been kind of stagnant

I would actually say he was playing better tennis in 2006 and even in 2007 in parts.

case
09-01-2011, 09:32 PM
I would actually say he was playing better tennis in 2006 and even in 2007 in parts.
definitely pre drug fiasco.

case
09-01-2011, 09:33 PM
for a grand slam this place is sure quiet.

Vlad1980
09-01-2011, 10:22 PM
Richard is in folding form today. He is getting outplayed even from baseline.

Cloudygirl
09-01-2011, 10:23 PM
You should have at least cracked the damned racquet

Gagsquet
09-01-2011, 10:23 PM
2 sets down so if I understand well..

Cloudygirl
09-01-2011, 10:26 PM
is there a reason why you are standing further back for a second serve than a first serve. Not getting that one at all!!