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makefofolina
10-11-2004, 11:43 AM
Hello everybody.
First sorry for my very bad english :worship: .
I have a site about the french tennis player Michael Llodra.
(for the moment only in French)
say me what do you think about this site :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Marine
10-11-2004, 06:27 PM
I'm not a real fan of Micka but I'm going faire un tour par chez-toi ! ;) :wavey:

Via
10-12-2004, 02:32 AM
marina vous pouvez voir mes photos de mika a` http://www.pbase.com/vtp, sydney(adidas) 2003 :)

je l'ai vu aussi a` adelaide mais les photos la` sont tre`s mauvais lol.....

Anne-Claire
10-15-2004, 12:28 AM
Hej,

Nice job, i just went to your website and that's great that Mika has one updated site, he deserves it!!

I was not a huge fan of him (quite the contrary...) but i changed my mind this year when i saw him at sherto, as i talked with him and his coach and had a really great moment with them both!!
So now, i must recognized that mika is cool and emmanuel too!!

Keep it up!!!!


Ciao,

AC ;o))

makefofolina
11-08-2004, 11:30 AM
Salut Via !!
Bravo pour les photos sur mika , je me demandais si tu m'autorise à les mettres sur mon site (en te citant bien entendu !!)
En attendant voila une petite partie de mes photos de Mika à Bercy

WinterDreams
11-09-2004, 08:32 PM
TMS Paris and Ordina Open ;)

WinterDreams
11-09-2004, 08:43 PM
Davis Cup SF in Alicante ;) ;)

WinterDreams
11-09-2004, 08:52 PM
Alicante ;) ;) ;)

WinterDreams
11-09-2004, 08:59 PM
...and Athens 2004 :D ;)

WinterDreams
06-27-2005, 12:52 AM
Wimbledon 2005 ;)

Björki
06-27-2005, 06:05 AM
Thanks for the pics :)

delsa
10-09-2005, 01:25 AM
The only pic of him in Metz on the fft page. 2nd round loss (4-6, 4-6) against Davydenko.

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8727/mikametz052ndroundvsdavydenko9.jpg

Marine
10-12-2005, 05:59 PM
micka and favrice decided to "break up" at the end of the year, after the Masters (if they're qualified)...I don't understand, does anyone know the reason ? I suppose they explained their decision :confused:
I think it's an excellent team, it's a pleasure to see them together, that's a pity they stop... :sad:

Vialator
10-12-2005, 06:18 PM
micka and favrice decided to "break up" at the end of the year, after the Masters (if they're qualified)...I don't understand, does anyone know the reason ? I suppose they explained their decision :confused:


Yes here ;)

Tennis: Llodra et Santoro annoncent leur prochaine séparation

REUTERS | 10.10.05 | 07:14


METZ (Reuters) - Michaël Llodra et Fabrice Santoro, associés en double depuis quatre ans, ont annoncé leur prochaine séparation dimanche à Metz, après leur quatrième titre commun décroché à l'Open de Moselle face aux Argentins Jose Acasuso et Sebastien Prieto.
"En 2006, j'ai décidé de prendre un peu de recul pour me consacrer au simple. Comme j'ai beaucoup chuté au classement ATP (NDLR: il est 108e), on ne disputera plus les mêmes tournois avec Fabrice", a expliqué Michaël Llodra.
"Des divorces comme ça, après une victoire, on en aimerait tous les jours. C'est un beau divorce", a souligné Fabrice Santoro, 32 ans. "Avec Michaël, j'ai connu beaucoup de joies, notamment les deux victoires à l'Open d'Australie en 2003 et 2004. Notre premier succès commun sur le sol français à Metz n'en prend que plus de valeur."
"L'an prochain, je disputerai les tournois majeurs au côté du Serbe Nenad Zimonjic. C'est la première fois que je ferai équipe toute l'année avec un étranger. Auparavant, j'étais lié à Olivier Delaître et Julien Boutter. Dans les tournois français, je m'alignerai avec des jeunes tricolores, comme Richard Gasquet. Si je peux leur apporter un peu d'expérience."
Michaël Llodra et Fabrice Santoro pourraient achever leur route au Masters Series de Paris-Bercy, début novembre. Mais ils espèrent toujours finir en beauté à la Masters Cup de Shanghaï.
"Grâce à notre victoire à Metz, on s'est repositionnés à la septième place du classement de la Race. On va tout donner pour aller en Chine", a dit Michaël Llodra.
Les deux joueurs avaient représenté la France en coupe Davis à trois reprises. Mais Fabrice Santoro n'a plus été sélectionné par Guy Forget, le capitaine tricolore, depuis 2003. Pilier de Guy Forget, Michaël Llodra a disputé les trois dernières rencontres au côté d'Arnaud Clément.

Marine
10-12-2005, 06:26 PM
Okay, merci Vialator.
I won't them anymore in RG :sad:

(will remember their 1/2 against the Bryans 2 years ago...one of my best memories of tennis) ;)

delsa
10-12-2005, 10:46 PM
This is such a SAD NEWS! :bigcry:
They were my favorite doubles team... :sad:
Do you think that it's in fact because of the "exclusion" of Fabrice from the Fr DC team?

*julie*
10-13-2005, 05:27 PM
This is such a SAD NEWS! :bigcry:
They were my favorite doubles team... :sad:
Do you think that it's in fact because of the "exclusion" of Fabrice from the Fr DC team?
I am not sure it is because of the non-selection of Santoro in the DC team. Santoro is older than Llodra so he will probably retire before him.
Moreover, Llodra, with these new rules wants to focus more on the singles. And it seems they are still good friends, so...

But I agree with you...This is sad ( :secret: I've always prefered Santoro more than Clement)
Good luck for them for their last tournaments. It would be great for them to win Bercy before their separation...
I am not sure but I think they still can qualify for the Masters as well...

WinterDreams
10-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Micka and Fabrice won't play together next year???
What a pity!!!
I love to watch them as a great doubles team...

Here some pics from the match in Metz on Monday :)

WinterDreams
10-19-2005, 09:04 PM
:) :)

WinterDreams
10-19-2005, 09:10 PM
:) :) :)

WinterDreams
10-19-2005, 09:16 PM
:) :) :) :)

WinterDreams
10-19-2005, 09:22 PM
:) :) :) :) :wavey:

delsa
10-22-2005, 05:07 PM
Thank you a lot for these great photos, Winterdreams! :yeah:

______________________________________


Masters Series Madrid
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Singles - Semifinals

Paes/Zimonjic d (4)Llodra/Santoro 76(5) 75 :bigcry:

They're 9th in the Doubles Race (54 points ahead of their followers, 11 points behind the 8th): http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/atpdoublesrace/.

______________________________________


I am not sure it is because of the non-selection of Santoro in the DC team. Santoro is older than Llodra so he will probably retire before him.
Moreover, Llodra, with these new rules wants to focus more on the singles. And it seems they are still good friends, so...

But I agree with you...This is sad ( :secret: I've always prefered Santoro more than Clément)
Good luck for them for their last tournaments. It would be great for them to win Bercy before their separation...
I am not sure but I think they still can qualify for the Masters as well...

Well since they're focusing on their singles career... :ras:
(:secret: i prefer them as doubles players except for Santoro... :o ):

19th Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon - Main Draw

(1) RODDICK, Andy USA v. (WC) ASCIONE, Thierry FRA
qualifier v. (WC) BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
qualifier v. qualifier
BLAKE, James USA v. (7) ANCIC, Mario CRO

(4) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v. SPADEA, Vincent USA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v. (WC) LLODRA, Michael FRA
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v. DENT, Taylor USA
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v. (8) GINEPRI, Robby USA

(6) FERRER, David ESP v. qualifier
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v. LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
MONFILS, Gael FRA v. HERNYCH, Jan CZE
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v. (3) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(5) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v. LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v. HANESCU, Victor ROM
DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG v. MELLO, Ricardo BRA
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v. (2) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

Kurthi
12-11-2005, 08:22 PM
Hi,

I just wanted to let you know that there is a new tennis photo gallery with very hot pics of Michael Llodra including many shirtless ones :-).

Here is the link:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=10

Enjoy

Kurthi

SwissMister1
12-23-2005, 05:49 PM
It looks like Mickael will get the WC for France to the Australian Open :)

silverwhite
12-23-2005, 06:35 PM
It looks like Mickael will get the WC for France to the Australian Open :)

:woohoo:

silverwhite
01-03-2006, 10:32 AM
Why is he playing doubles with Arnaud if he ended his partnership with Fabrice so that he could concentrate on his singles? :o

silverwhite
01-03-2006, 10:33 AM
He's injured? :sad:

xuzizhen
01-03-2006, 01:19 PM
i dont understand either:((

Hangdog
01-03-2006, 04:38 PM
LLODRA CALE
Comme il l'a promis, Michaël Llodra, 137e mondial, a décidé de privilégier cette année sa carrière en simple. Mais son ambition a été freinée à Adélaïde. Sorti des qualifications, le Parisien a dû abandonner mardi au premier tour du grand tableau face à son compatriote Florent Serra en raison d'une douleur aux côtes.(de La Tribune)

The reason he retired on is side's ache. No letter about doubles but hope he'll play with Arnaud their match. Come on Micka!
P.S. And I absolutely don't mind if he plays in doubles with Arnaud during all this season :tape: Yeah, with more concentration on singles, sure... ;)

Kristen
01-06-2006, 08:41 AM
From Adelaide qualies, day 2.
I should have gotten more, but was being distracted by his coach/Clement etc on the other bench at the match :wavey:

Marine
01-06-2006, 06:28 PM
but was being distracted by his coach/Clement etc on the other bench at the match :wavey:

No pics of Arnaud ? :p

Hangdog
01-06-2006, 07:09 PM
I have seen the only one here: http://photobucket.com/albums/v217/kristen4382/2006%201-Adelaide/?action=view&current=Picture089.jpg .
Maybe Kristen would be so kind to get some pics from Arnaud's qualy match(-es...) in Sydney?..

Kristen
01-09-2006, 08:34 AM
Hey guys... I had some other matches to watch at Sydney, and due to rain delays/having to go to work, I didn't see Arnaud. Actually I'm not sure I've even seen him in Sydney yet. (Only warming up prior to his healey match, beside seppi's court. All I could see was his racquet/sleeve). Don't worry, if I see him I'll get photos, but at this stage it's unlikely. I'd like for him to beat Dent though. Would be nice. I have some pics of other frenchies though (Llodra, ♥his coach♥, Bruno, Florent, and Florent's coach) playing soccer outside today. If I don't upload it into a thread inhere, I'll have them in my sydney album (which you can find by going to www.kristen4382.tk) :wavey:

Kristen
02-23-2006, 09:09 AM
The challenger in France this week
http://www.tmi.fft.fr/atp.besancon/photos/2006/mardi21/images/LK7D1595.jpg

silverwhite
03-21-2006, 02:27 AM
He beat Kohlschreiber 7-6 6-4 in qualifying :yeah:

Björki
03-21-2006, 06:13 AM
well done Mika :yeah:

silverwhite
03-22-2006, 12:55 AM
Def De Voest 6-3 2-6 6-4! :rocker2:

silverwhite
03-22-2006, 10:11 PM
He defeated Dlouhy 6-7 6-0 6-3 :yeah:

Björki
03-23-2006, 07:13 AM
Mika :yeah:

*julie*
03-27-2006, 03:58 PM
Mika practicing in Miami:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/DSCF0487.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/DSCF0486.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/DSCF0489.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/lili979/DSCF0488.jpg

Björki
04-13-2006, 05:36 PM
Mika got a WC for Monte Carlo :D :D

willrock
06-19-2006, 04:49 PM
Where is Mika???
Not in the Wimbly qualies, not in the main draw entry list, not in Ordina Open :bigcry:
Grass is his best surface yet :shrug:
Is he injured?

Marine
06-19-2006, 07:57 PM
He got injured after playing football during Roland Garros (you know, the famous match between the players in parc des princes).

Football is dangerous for the tennismen !!!!!!!!!! :mad:

willrock
06-20-2006, 12:54 PM
Ok thanks Marine!
That's really stupid for Mika... :rolleyes:

delsa
08-13-2006, 12:56 AM
The challenger in France this week
http://www.tmi.fft.fr/atp.besancon/photos/2006/mardi21/images/LK7D1595.jpg
Manon's a "big girl" now... :)

willrock
09-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Mika is playing in Orléans this week @ the 75,000$ Challenger.
And guess what? He won his first round match, vs Raemon Sluiter seeded #2, 6/3 6/3 :woohoo:
Next match vs Burgsmuller.
Mika really needs to win some matches. Allez :rocker2:

willrock
09-15-2006, 08:14 PM
Mika is doing well in Orléans as he's won 3 matchs in a row, all of them in straight sets against Sluiter, Burgsmuller and Mackin. He faces tomorrow Dick Norman in the semis.
C'mon :rocker2:

willrock
09-17-2006, 04:33 PM
Mika lost in the final in Orléans against Oli Rochus 76 76...
Anyway it was a great tournament! :clap2:
Yesterday Mika beat Norman in straight sets, thus he had not lost a single set before today's final :yeah:
With this good result, Mika will stop plummeting in the rankings and be back in the top 150. Hopefully he's gonna reach top100 before the end of the season *crossed fingers*

silverwhite
09-17-2006, 05:27 PM
Mika :sad:

I don't know about the first TB but I heard that the second TB was very close. :(

willrock
09-17-2006, 07:46 PM
Mika :sad:

I don't know about the first TB but I heard that the second TB was very close. :(

Yeah 8-6 at least. I don't know exactly....

silverwhite
10-01-2006, 05:55 PM
He won the Grenoble challenger :woohoo:

willrock
10-11-2006, 08:37 PM
Mika is doing fairly well these days as he qualified for Stockholm. Unfortunately he lost to Nieminen in the first round but if he carried on like this he could get a WC for Paris Bercy and could eventually re enter the top 100...
Allez Mika :rocker2:

silverwhite
10-28-2006, 04:27 PM
He beat Fish 6-2 6-4 in Paris qualies :yippee:

makefofolina
11-06-2006, 10:09 PM
More bercy's pics here http://frtennis.free.fr/cpg134/index.php ;)

Truc
12-08-2006, 09:32 AM
A few bits of interviews with Mika in the last issue of Grand Chelem (http://www.grandchelem.net/, you can download the whole magazine here, it's free: http://www.sportagence.com/gc/GC2.pdf)

COMMENT PRENNENT-ILS LEUR PIED ? (It's a series of articles about the pleasure in tennis)
Mickaël Llodra : Le dandy
Héritier de notre Riton national, Mickaël a développé sa vision du tennis dans celle de son aîné : « Je ne me souviens plus de tous les entraînements où j'ai tenté des coups impossibles, amorties rétros, des trucs de dingue. Je tentais la fameuse volée de revers les deux pieds décollés comme Leconte ». Dandy raffiné, Llodra semble être le dernier des mohicans volleyeurs : « Il y en a qui gagnent des matches sans s'éclater. Moi je me régale à monter au filet, à claquer des smashs, faire des amorties. Un match d'Argentins, à droite à gauche, au bout d'un moment ça me gonfle».
En quête de perfection, le Français nous livre son portrait-robot du joueur-plaisir: « Federer est tout ça mais je prendrais le coup droit de Gonzales, le revers de Gaudio, le fond de court de Tursonov qui peut mettre un paquet des deux côtés, la classe de Gasquet et enfin Fabrice parce qu'il rend le mec fou ».
And that part made me smile too:
LE SLIFT PAR MICKAËL LLODRA !
"Quand j'étais plus jeune, je m'entraînais à Boulouris avec Georges Deniau. Il me disait on va travailler le slice, puis le lift (le kick) au service. Et j'avais du mal à passer de l'un à l'autre. Je faisais donc le lancer de balle du lift avec un résultat final qui était du slice. On a appelé ça le slift. Sur le circuit, je ne dirai jamais que je vais mettre un slift, mais les joueurs savent que je vais mettre beaucoup d'effet sur la première balle, un mélange de slice et de lift. J'ai peut-être inventé le coup, mais l'invention du mot ne m'appartient pas. Elle vient de George Deniau."

Not a translation, just roughly what he says:
Mickael has developped his own vision of tennis inspired by Riton (Leconte): "I can't remember how many times I tried out unreal shots in training, drop shots with a backward drive, completely crazy things. I also trained the famouse backhand volley with both feet off the ground à la Leconte." The "sophisticated dandy" is one of the last volleyers on the tour: "Some players win without having fun. As for me, I really enjoy attacking, rushing to the net, smashing the ball, trying dropshots. The matches of Argentines, left-right-left, bore me after a while." In his quest for perfection, he imagines the player who would incarnate the pleasure in tennis: "Federer has it all, but I would pick Gonzalez' forehand, Gaudio's backhand, Tursunov's game from the baseline because he can hit so hard on both sides, Gasquet's class and Fabrice because he drives the guys nuts."

And the 2nd part is about the "slift": when he was younger, Deniau made him practice his serve with lift or with slice and he had problems with the ball toss, he kind of did both at the same time. They called that the "slift". His first serve still is particular because of that, the other players know that on the tour, so the "slift" still is his brandmark in a way.

Truc
12-13-2006, 11:57 AM
The whole interview is now available online here:
http://www.grandchelem.net/mon_weblog/2006/12/mickael_llodra_.html#more
« Un match d'Argentin ou d'Espagnol, ça me gonfle »

Marine
12-13-2006, 07:12 PM
The whole interview is now available online here:
http://www.grandchelem.net/mon_weblog/2006/12/mickael_llodra_.html#more
« Un match d'Argentin ou d'Espagnol, ça me gonfle »

Merci Truc. I like his quote, I agree with him. :)

Kurthi
01-09-2007, 08:41 PM
I have seen that llodra's gallery is updated with more than 70 hot (including shirtless) pics. Here is the link:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=43

Have fun.

Kurthi

delsa
01-28-2007, 04:02 PM
Michaël retired at 5-6* (1st set) in the final of the Heilbronn Chalenger today and he couldn't play the doubles final after as well... I hope that's nothing serious.

Björki
01-28-2007, 05:18 PM
poor Mika :sad: :hug:

alansk
01-29-2007, 09:44 AM
Any word on the injury? Will he be 100% against Vliegen?

TMJordan
01-31-2007, 10:30 PM
Great win Mika, great serving display, seems like the left arm is just fine :) now get ready for Ivo, should see a tb or 2.

He is really one of the most underated indoor tennis players in the world.

delsa
02-14-2007, 06:43 PM
He just won the first set against Hewitt in Marseille, but it seems he's now letting the second set go since it's 5-0* and he looks a bit taken by the fatigue, it seems he's still ill. Last week in DC he was under antibiotics and it's been reported he's been ill since a few weeks and it doesn't seem to let him rest...

delsa
02-21-2007, 11:37 AM
In a recent article, "Llodra sera au repos quelques jours car il doit se faire retirer un kyste au sinus." :unsure:

Minor surgery now?

higherlaw
03-27-2007, 12:55 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-spsonyside27mar27,0,5503089.story?coll=sfla-sports-tennis

:confused: whatever!

delsa
03-27-2007, 06:22 PM
Llodra & Clément... :rolleyes:

Truc
04-07-2007, 07:35 AM
A short portrait of Mika in L'Équipe today: "The Saturday man."
L’homme du samedi
Depuis ses débuts, il y a cinq ans, Michaël Llodra est devenu le patron du double français de Coupe Davis.

PERSONNE NE SONGERAIT à accoler à Michaël Llodra le terme de « taulier ». Pourtant, le Parisien a pris les commandes d’une petite entreprise qui, bon an mal an, gagne : le double de l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis. Hormis la Suisse, en 2003, « Mika » a disputé toutes les rencontres depuis avril 2002. Pour un bilan positif : 8 victoires, 3 défaites. Il côtoiera aujourd’hui son quatrième partenaire, Sébastien Grosjean succédant à Fabrice Santoro, Nicolas Escudé et Arnaud Clément. Les adversaires passent, les surfaces changent, Llodra est toujours là. Au point d’apparaître comme un spécialiste, un joueur qui ne ferait le métier qu’à moitié.

La définition ne le satisfait pas. « Quand on me catalogue joueur de double, ça me fait un peu mal, avoue-t-il. Ça me ferait rêver d’arriver un jour en quarts d’un Grand Chelem et que les gens disent : “Quand même, ce mec, c’est pas une bille en simple !” »

Doué et doté d’un jeu si atypique qu’il devrait pouvoir dérégler la plupart des machines lance-balles qui écument le circuit, il s’est souvent fourvoyé en tournois. Trop « dingo », il laissait la sacro-sainte rigueur au vestiaire. « Je crois être aujourd’hui aussi pro en tournoi qu’en Coupe Davis, mais ça n’a pas toujours été le cas, dit-il. Il n’y a que depuis quelque temps que je me donne à fond. Après mes années avec “Lio” (Lionel Roux, son ancien coach), je me suis laissé aller. Je n’avais plus de vrai objectif… Mais j’en ai pris conscience et, depuis un an, je suis à nouveau dedans. »

« J’aurais adoré faire du foot »
Intégré au Team Lagardère en juin 2006, mais opérationnel seulement depuis septembre à cause d’une fracture au pied, il a trouvé dans la maison d’en face des conditions favorables. Le « taulier » n’aime rien tant que travailler en groupe. « Un des seuls regrets de ma vie est de ne pas pratiquer un sport collectif, explique-t-il. J’aurais adoré faire du foot, par exemple. Que ce soit en interclubs ou en Coupe Davis, quand on s’entraîne, une sorte de respect s’installe. Je m’éclate quand tous mes potes m’encouragent au bord du terrain. C’est souvent comme ça que je suis le plus performant. Parfois, sur le circuit, c’est dur d’être seul. »

En Coupe Davis, serré de près par Guy Forget et Patrice Hagelauer, Llodra assume ses responsabilités. Il sait l’importance du rendez-vous de samedi après-midi. « On n’a pas beaucoup de repères avec Seb, reconnaît-il. Mais c’est un excellent joueur de double et je m’entends très bien avec lui. Une chose est sûre : s’il y a un point que l’on se doit de gagner pendant ce week-end, c’est bien celui-là. » Paroles de taulier. – V. C.It hurts a little bit when he's considered a doubles specialist, his goal still is to do well in a GS in singles so people realize he is a great singles player too.
He would have loved to play a team sport, like soccer. That's why he loves DC, it's more fun when his buddies are cheering for him from the banks. It's hard to be alone on the tour.
He is the boss of the French doubles (he hasn't missed a tie since 2002 except the match against Switzerland in 2003) and takes on his responsibilities. He admits they've almost never played together with Seb, but he gets along very well with him and they can't afford to lose that match today.

Kurthi
04-23-2007, 11:57 PM
I have seen that Michael's gallery is updated with a couple of hot shirtless practice pics from IW07. Here is the link:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=43

Have fun.

Kurthi

Kurthi
05-13-2007, 08:19 PM
Michael's gallery is updated once again with 27 hot shirtless practice pics from IW07. Here is the link:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=43

And here are some examples of Michael and his hot body: :worship:

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FAF5M.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FAF5M.html)

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FBLKN.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FBLKN.html)

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FCJ4M.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FCJ4M.html)

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FD7RK.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FD7RK.html)

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FDOAW.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FDOAW.html)

http://s6.bilder-hosting.de/img/FEJ34.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/FEJ34.html)

Enjoy. :)

Kurthi

delsa
06-01-2007, 01:20 PM
He was shown with his wife Camille on French tv, in their car, arriving to RG today and he was very funny, saying he should sing and other funny stuff. And they're expecting another child. :)

Marine
06-01-2007, 08:37 PM
But he sand ! I was sure a crazy guy like him was going to make a strip in "un jour a roland" ! Bingo ! lol

http://ma-tvideo.france3.fr/video/iLyROoaftQgu.html

what did he say else ?

delsa
06-02-2007, 10:13 AM
Here's the vid of Camille driving Mika to RG I was speaking about (they showed it before his match against Davydenko) : http://roland-garros.france2.fr/reportages-videos/rg-2007_main.php3?date=2007/06/1er&id_article=92

:)

Kurthi
06-14-2007, 12:40 AM
Here are a couple of hot pics of Michael from Indian Wells this year.

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPB0O.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPB0O.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPB13.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPB13.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPB4J.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPB4J.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPBT0.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPBT0.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UP7V7.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UP7V7.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UP8Y3.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UP8Y3.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPA7P.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPA7P.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPABF.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPABF.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPAN8.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPAN8.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/UPAPC.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/UPAPC.html)

More pics of him here:

http://www.togon.de/gallery/index.php?cat=43

Have fun. :worship:

Kurthi
07-13-2007, 12:30 AM
Wimbledon champion Michael Llodra, sounds good.

Here are some pics of crazy Micka who is stripping once again ...

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/LA107.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/LA107.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/LA2H1.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/LA2H1.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/LA4OV.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/LA4OV.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/LA7K9.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/LA7K9.html)

http://s3.bilder-hosting.de/tbnl/LA95Z.jpg (http://www.bilder-hosting.de/show/LA95Z.html)

Have fun.

rrfnpump
09-03-2007, 07:28 PM
My Pics of Michael from the US Open

http://i8.tinypic.com/2nar1i9_th.jpg (http://i8.tinypic.com/2nar1i9.jpg) http://i10.tinypic.com/4ys44mv_th.jpg (http://i10.tinypic.com/4ys44mv.jpg) http://i16.tinypic.com/6cmrl2s_th.jpg (http://i16.tinypic.com/6cmrl2s.jpg)

His S&V game was too much for Volandri this day.

Ome
01-06-2008, 05:13 AM
*bump*

Adelaide 2008 Final: Michael Llodra def. Jarkko Nieminen 6-3 6-4

Mika's second career ATP singles title :bounce:

Via
01-06-2008, 05:32 AM
congrats mika! too bad he's the last champion and he can't exactly defend the title next year.

Ome
01-06-2008, 05:56 AM
Well, last Champion is kinda cool :smoke:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/26/fullj.0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26/0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

Michael Llodra of France steps out of the river after leaping into the Torrens River following his victory in the final of the Australian men's hardcourt tennis championships, 06 January 2008. Llodra defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4.


Mika :lol:

Via
01-06-2008, 05:59 AM
:haha: i expected something eccentric, not knowing it'd be this!

no one swims in that river, i don't think??? look at that swan :)

dada_nt
01-06-2008, 06:56 AM
Well, last Champion is kinda cool :smoke:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/26/fullj.0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26/0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

Michael Llodra of France steps out of the river after leaping into the Torrens River following his victory in the final of the Australian men's hardcourt tennis championships, 06 January 2008. Llodra defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4.


Mika :lol:

Thanks for the pic, love the swan. :)
Hope Mika win more & more titles
so that we'll see more crazy/funny things from him. :haha:
Congrats Mika!

Ome
01-06-2008, 07:19 AM
:haha: i expected something eccentric, not knowing it'd be this!

no one swims in that river, i don't think??? look at that swan :)

I thought he would pull down his pants again :haha:

Poor swan :lol:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/e9/fullj.807019391f085bc2762ea73eab7c452e/807019391f085bc2762ea73eab7c452e-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

Michael Llodra of France (R), coach Olivier Malcor (C) and physio Christian Gaillard (L) leap into the Torrens River after Llodra won the final of the Australian men's hardcourt tennis championships, 06 January 2008. Llodra defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4.

What a team :rolls:

Marine
01-06-2008, 07:36 AM
Congratulations Micka ! :worship:


Nothing happens by chance !


It's very interesting, I found an article of thursday in l'Equipe newspaper, he explained all the physical and mental work he did at the end of the year in the order to be better in 2008. His coach told him he could not go on his carreer like that, losing so many matches after having frayed nerves. It seems it works !


Llodra, guerre et paix


Mécontent de ses résultats, le Français a décidé de retrouver la « grinta » tout en calmant ses nerfs. Bingo ! le voici en quarts de finale.


ADÉLAÏDE – (AUS)
de notre envoyé spécial


L’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE, soyons sincères, on a tous essayé de chanter « Relax, take it eaaaaasyyy », comme le beau gosse libanais Mika. On a tous frôlé le ridicule ; on doit même être un certain nombre à l’avoir atteint. Pas sûr que notre Mika, Llodra, puisse attraper, lui aussi, les notes suraiguës de ce tube groovy. Mais il ne renierait pas ce refrain, pas aujourd’hui qu’il a mis son nom en face d’un des quarts de finale à Adélaïde. Cette chanson, il aurait pu se l’écrire. Michaël Llodra avait grand besoin de trouver un antidote contre sa tendance au suicide tennistique. « Il pouvait s’autodétruire, admet son coach, Olivier Malcor. Se bousiller un match tout seul. »

Comme la franchise ne lui fait pas peur, Llodra n’a jamais esquivé le problème : « Je sais très bien la réputation que j’avais dans les vestiaires. Pour les autres, j’étais le gars talentueux qui allait craquer connement. Celui qui va s’énerver et qui ne saura pas relever la tête. »

Combien de matches, ne serait-ce que l’année dernière, a-t-il cochonnés à cause de ce fichu penchant ? « Pas loin de la moitié », sourit Llodra.

Bilan : pendant presque tout le second semestre, il a eu le ventre vide. Il y a aussi eu, pour ne rien arranger, les visites désagréables des blessures. Tout mis bout à bout, entre son troisième tour à Roland-Garros, belle perf, d’autant qu’il dérouilla Almagro en chemin, et l’année nouvelle, Llodra ne dépassa jamais un deuxième tour. Il fallait que quelque chose se passe.


C’est arrivé à Montréal, en août. Llodra venait de perdre en qualifs. Une de plus. Celle de trop pour Olivier Malcor, qui provoqua alors la discussion salutaire. « On était dans le salon des joueurs, Mika avait encore le double à disputer mais, en voyant ses entraînements, je ne le sentais pas motivé. On a parlé deux heures et demie sur un canapé et on est allés au fond des choses. Je lui ai dit : “ Soit tu es content et tu estimes que tu as déjà fait une belle carrière. OK, tu vas encore gagner quelques tournois en double et tu auras tes 500 000 euros de prix à la fin de chaque saison. Soit tu décides que tu en as marre d’être 90e mondial (il est 93e), tu prends des risques et, moi, je t’assure qu’à la fin tu n’auras pas de regrets. Quoi que tu choisisses, je te suivrai. Mais, maintenant, dis-moi. ” »

Le discours a eu immédiatement sa première vertu : il a touché la corde sensible. « À vingt-sept ans, dit aujourd’hui Llodra, si je veux faire de beaux trucs, je n’ai plus le temps de tourner autour. J’ai choisi l’option no 2. » Dès lors, il fallait que, de l’idée, il en vienne à l’acte. Et il y est venu. En décembre, avec son nouveau préparateur physique Vincent Lamarque, le grand gaucher s’est fait mal, très mal. « Je n’ai jamais rechigné », appuie-t-il. Dernier juge : le terrain. Lundi, contre Gilles Simon (7-6, 6-3), hier, contre le cogneur russe Evgueni Korolev (même score), Llodra a eu des prétextes tout faits pour dégoupiller. Jamais il n’a cédé à la tentation.

Hier, quand Korolev mena 15-40 à 5-5 dans le premier set, on le vit au bord de faire sa fête à sa raquette. Il se retint, aligna un service gagnant et trois aces avant de produire un tie-break aux petits oignons. « Quand ça m’a chauffé, j’ai repensé à ces moments difficiles à l’entraînement. J’ai aussi pensé à toutes ces nuits où je n’ai pas dormi avec ma femme parce qu’avec notre petit bébé (Téo, trois mois), on doit se lever pour les biberons. Et moi, si je voulais supporter le travail qui m’attendait le lendemain, je savais que j’avais besoin de nuits complètes. Ce ne sont pas des petits sacrifices. C’est dur aussi quand Manon (sa fille aînée) me réclame au téléphone. Alors, ça ne doit pas être pour rien. »

Adélaïde, quoi que lui réserve son quart de finale, demain, contre l’Allemand Benjamin Becker, ne sera pas rien. En trois jours cette saison, il a déjà égalé son pic de 2007 (quart de finale à Zagreb). « Je me trouve meilleur aujourd’hui qu’en 2004 (l’année de son seul titre, à ’s-Hertogenbosch, l’année où il était entré dans le top 40). Le truc, c’est qu’en 2004, je me battais comme un chien. Hier, je n’avais pas de super sensations mais, dans la tête, je n’ai pas bronché. » Relax, take it eaaaaasyyy…

------


He plays very well...unfortunatly I have the feeling he can lose at first round in Melbourne.

Géraldine
01-06-2008, 08:06 AM
I love this guy. It's my first love in tennis. Congratulations Mika for this second title

Invisible
01-06-2008, 10:06 AM
Congrats to him :bigclap:
It looks like he had some fun :crazy:

Björki
01-06-2008, 10:29 AM
congrats Mika :clap2:

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080106/capt.cf7ab964fac347c8b39c507435bb60d1.australia_te nnis_adelaide_international_ade105.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080106/capt.eaa1c5dd9ff64756b0db665aa8b28470.australia_te nnis_adelaide_international_ade210.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080106/capt.614e1d0a688c480f9588c8e4d61cde07.australia_te nnis_adelaide_international_ade104.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080106/capt.86640595c13044719369a0d4aeb8d807.australia_te nnis_adelaide_international_ade101.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/4e/fullj.592fb75f48b4ad1f40b19c2ef8dcaefa/592fb75f48b4ad1f40b19c2ef8dcaefa-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

Björki
01-06-2008, 10:32 AM
more :)

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/37/fullj.f174c2a95d35871deeb303556eefba5f/f174c2a95d35871deeb303556eefba5f-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/26/fullj.0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26/0468aff117148dc0589628f324f48a26-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/00/fullj.028f1e9bf892f4b9baec86f54ea7802c/028f1e9bf892f4b9baec86f54ea7802c-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/15/fullj.a89949568c57d86d1a3ce898dba0403e/a89949568c57d86d1a3ce898dba0403e-getty-tennis-atp-aus.jpg

fralexom
01-06-2008, 11:44 AM
He is a dad for the second time since September (on the 5th)... A baby boy named Téo/Théo (I found these two different spellings !)

Marine
01-06-2008, 01:08 PM
I've never seen dark swans before. :lol:
sorry that's the first thing I see on the pics ! lol
And the water, not really clean. Only Micka can have the idea to plunge into.

ps: Théo I think.

Ome
01-06-2008, 01:47 PM
I've never seen dark swans before. :lol:
sorry that's the first thing I see on the pics ! lol
And the water, not really clean. Only Micka can have the idea to plunge into.

ps: Théo I think.

The swan was actually white... that's an indication of how unclean the water was :p

I like the colors of the trophy --- much better than last year :lol:

Snoo Foo
01-06-2008, 02:05 PM
I have such a crush on this dude, I hope this is a sign of a great 2008 for him cuz I love watching him.
:clap2:

kukka
01-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Congrats to Mika for the Adelaide title! :D :worship: He played perfect tennis in the final. ;) I thought that his on-court speech was also great (as was Jarkko's). I just didn't understand anything of the French part but he looked so hilarious there. :rolls:

Elina

dada_nt
01-10-2008, 03:32 PM
Sorry for Mika that his great run ended in Auckland. Hope he can do well in Melbourne!

By the way, I just finished organizing my 2007 photos and like to share Mika's photos during Thailand Open here. Hope you like some. :)
First ones are Mika with girls at Lacoste Booth.

dada_nt
01-10-2008, 03:54 PM
At Center Court with Nico.

dada_nt
01-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Mika & Nico at Court No. 1, my favourite court. :D
It'd be great if I can understand French because these guys talked & laughed a lot! They're also very kind to the fans. :angel: Please come again next year ... :hearts:

scotthongkong
01-26-2008, 10:52 AM
Wonderful work today getting to the final of the Australian Open doubles. A shame he did not win as he may have done another strip for us! He is so smooth and charming!

Truc
02-04-2008, 07:00 PM
A poll on the blog of the Marseille tournament asking if he or Santoro deserves a WC. I doubt it will be of any importance in the end, but you can vote though:
http://blog.open13.fr/sondages/

Fabrice just didn't enter the event in time, while Mika's ranking is not good enough to directly enter the main draw and he won't be able to play the qualies because of the DC, so I don't see why they're even asking...

Piti Pingoin
02-06-2008, 03:31 PM
URGENT URGENT!

Le blog de l’Open 13 a organisé un sondage qui jouera certainement son rôle dans la décision finale. On demande aux internautes qui ils préfèreraient voir recevoir une Wild Card pour le tableau final du tournoi entre Michaël Llodra et Fabrice Santoro. Fabrice avait un classement à l’ATP qui lui aurait permis d’intégrer directement le tableau final mais il aurait « oublié » de s’inscrire, un oubli jugé « involontaire » par les organisateurs du tournoi. Michaël quant à lui, n’avait pas, lors des inscriptions, un classement suffisant pour être directement admis dans le tableau final. Par ailleurs, Fabrice pourrait disputer les qualifs’, ce qui n’est pas le cas de Michaël qui a été appelé pour disputer la rencontre du premier tour de la Coupe Davis en Roumanie les 8, 9 et 10 février. Alors, si vous estimez que Michaël mérite plus sa WC que Fabrice et surtout, si vous voulez le voir défendre son titre en double avec Arnaud,

VOTEZ MICHAEL LLODRA en cliquant ICI (http://blog.open13.fr/sondages/). Dépêchez vous, c'est URGENT!

Truc
02-06-2008, 04:15 PM
You've got me on igno, PitiPingoin? :p I posted the same poll the post above you.

But I agree with the bump, even though it's probably hopeless. I can't stand it when players who just "forgot" to enter a tournament in time get the WC over players who really need them - and I don't buy Santoro "forgot" to enter Marseille anyway.

higherlaw
02-06-2008, 04:22 PM
Am I misunderstanding something? What does a singles WC have to do with a doubles entry?

Truc
02-06-2008, 04:34 PM
Nothing, the poll is all about the singles WC, not about the doubles. He will play in doubles anyway, I guess, but we mean he would deserve a WC in singles too, especially after his Adelaide title.

higherlaw
02-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Ok, thanks. I had understood the last part as something like: So, if you think Michael deserves the WC more than Fabrice, especially, if you want to see him defend his doubles title with Arnaud.

Truc
02-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Yes, you're right, that's what was written in French, I hadn't read it. :p
I don't know why Piti Pingoin is saying that... The poll is definitely about the WC for the singles.
Alors, si vous estimez que Michaël mérite plus sa WC que Fabrice et surtout, si vous voulez le voir défendre son titre en double avec Arnaud,

VOTEZ MICHAEL LLODRA en cliquant ICI (http://blog.open13.fr/sondages/). Dépêchez vous, c'est URGENT!Pourquoi tu mets ça? Ça ne va pas l'empêcher de jouer en double.

Piti Pingoin
02-06-2008, 06:21 PM
tu connais beaucoup de joueurs de simple qui vienne disputer un tournoi juste pour le double toi?

higherlaw
02-08-2008, 05:39 PM
So, here's how they've solved getting Mika into the draw!

From the Open13 website:
Ancic and Llodra in the main draw
18:56
The Croat Mario Ancic, 2006 runner-up, has been awarded a wild card for the main draw of the 2008 Open 13. Tournament management has also given an “invitation” to Frenchman Michaël Llodra. A last wild card is still uncalled for.

Via
02-08-2008, 09:30 PM
:lol: so it's all a joke... they can easily give out three wild cards!

Truc
02-09-2008, 07:38 AM
Why do you say it's all a joke because of these couple of lines? We knew since the beginning there are 2 more WC to give, but it's not sure at all they'll give the last one to Santoro. They often give one to a local guy (Guez last year) or maybe a youngster...

Via
02-09-2008, 11:06 AM
well, the online voting does seem like a joke to me! and aren't they saying now that they make a special invitation to mika?? that is not a wild card, is it? (like, special exempt?)

Truc
02-09-2008, 11:55 AM
No, "invitation" is the French word for "wild-card", he got the wild-card, Santoro didn't get it.
I don't know if the poll had any importance though, it was more or less 50-50 at the end. Maybe they felt legitimated that way to make the only fair decision (which was to give it to Mika).

Via
02-09-2008, 10:54 PM
:confused::help:

well then it means they've given two wild cards to mario and mika, and there can't be a third one known as 'wild card'.

it's good that mika gets one.

Månu
02-22-2008, 08:01 AM
Nice win yesterday, he served very well... Hope to see him in the final against Gillou, that would be a great week!

Brego
02-22-2008, 02:47 PM
I'm so glad Mika is concentrating on singles.
I love his S/V game but rarely get to see him play.
Allez Mika for the SFs. :D

Truc
02-23-2008, 07:05 AM
But he's not really focussing on singles, I don't know why everybody keeps saying that. :shrug: He's still playing doubles and taking it very seriously too (because of the Davis Cup and the Olympics). Arnaud is injured, that's the only reason why they haven't played the last tournaments together.

An article about him today in L'Equipe:Llodra garde le cap
Vainqueur de Haase en deux tie-breaks, le Français reste fidèle à sa ligne de conduite. Mental et service font la différence.
MICHAËL LLODRA s’est qualifié hier pour les demi-finales de Rotterdam, mais là n’est pas l’essentiel. Bien davantage que sa victoire pourtant significative sur Robin Haase (7-6, 7-6), c’est son parcours depuis le 1er janvier qui suscite le haussement de sourcils. Douze matches gagnés sur quinze (voir l’infographie ci–contre), une constance dans l’attitude qui force le respect : le cliché du gaucher talentueux et fantasque semble avoir vécu. Jadis fameux pour ses coups d’éclat, le Français privilégie aujourd’hui la régularité. « La vérité, c’est que je n’ai pas besoin de surjouer pour gagner des matches, résume-t-il. Simplement parce que mon niveau moyen est très, très bon. »
Contre Haase, Llodra n’évolua ainsi jamais à son top. Émoussé par l’enchaînement des victoires et des tournois (il n’a bénéficié que de quatre jours de repos depuis son départ en Australie), il commence à tirer la langue. La fatigue est surtout nerveuse. « Tenir mon objectif, à savoir être concentré du premier au dernier point, exige beaucoup d’efforts, surtout avec mon style de jeu, explique-t-il. C’est dur, mais il faut admettre que j’en tire les bénéfices. »
Cette attitude ne fut jamais autant mise à contribution que face à Haase. Sous son profil de grand escogriffe (1,90 m, 71 kg), le Néerlandais cache bien son jeu. Il évolue dans un registre assez proche de celui d’Andy Murray. Pas très puissant, il ne cherche jamais à assommer l’adversaire. En revanche, sa lecture du jeu, son sens de l’anticipation, la précision de son déplacement et une excellente « main » font de lui un spécimen plutôt rare sur le circuit. Les Pays-Bas tiennent là un talent assez singulier.
Au-delà d’un service une nouvelle fois très performant (13 aces, 86 % de points gagnés derrière sa première balle), Llodra parvint aussi à faire la décision en suivant la ligne de conduite édictée par son coach : « Plus le score avance, plus “Mika” doit agresser et provoquer l’adversaire, affirme Olivier Malcor. Je n’arrête pas de le lui répéter. Parce que je sais d’expérience qu’un passing facile à tirer dans le premier jeu devient beaucoup plus compliqué à 5 partout dans le jeu décisif. Mika est un attaquant, il doit le rester en permanence. »
« Il avait oublié d’aller courir »
Le scénario du match lui donna raison. Un enchaînement retour-volée fit ainsi la décision dans le premier jeu décisif ; un ace et une magnifique volée annulèrent ses deux seules balles de break (à 3-2 dans le deuxième set) ; et son audace lui offrit le second tie-break. Née d’une longue et franche discussion sur un sofa, à Toronto, en août dernier, l’émergence du nouveau Llodra doit beaucoup à une prise de conscience. « Je lui ai dit que ça ne m’intéressait pas de coacher le Mika qu’on a connu pendant des années, se souvient Malcor. C’est-à-dire un mec qui travaille un mois et puis, qui se laisse aller. Je lui ai aussi assuré que, s’il décidait de se mettre au boulot avec l’intensité mentale nécessaire, moi, j’y croyais. » Les trois semaines passées cet hiver à travailler le physique portent aujourd’hui leur fruit.« Il avait oublié d’aller courir ! poursuit le coach. Là, il a repris les footings de trois quarts d’heure dans le bois, il a fait de l’intermittent sur la piste d’athlétisme... On a aussi beaucoup bossé la vitesse sur le terrain. Résultat, il a pris du muscle dans les cannes et il est beaucoup plus rapide sur les rallyes de fond de court. » « C’est vrai, rien ne me gave autant qu’un footing dans les bois, reconnaît Llodra. Y’a rien de ludique, ça me saoule, c’est l’enfer, mais je suis sûr d’avoir fait le bon choix. Il fallait que je me refasse une caisse. Du coup, j’ai plus confiance en moi. Aujourd’hui (hier), je me sentais un peu fatigué. Mais, dans la tête, j’y étais à cent pour cent. Et puis, quand on prend l’habitude de faire des efforts, du coup, tout vient plus naturellement. Désormais, j’essaye de perdre le moins d’influx possible. C’est aussi ce qui fait la force des bons joueurs. » Le voilà en demi-finales, face à Ivo Karlovic. Son duel avec le géant croate promet aujourd’hui d’épousseter les lignes du carré de service.
VINCENT COGNET

Truc
02-23-2008, 07:18 AM
A rough summary:
12 wins in 15 matches since the beginning of the year: he belies his reputation of achieving a few glorious feats from time to time, but not being very consistent. The reason according to him: he doesn't need to "overdo" it in matches at the moment because his average level is very, very good.
Against Haase, he didn't play at his best. He's feeling tired because he's had only 4 days rest since the beginning of the Australian season. Especially mentally, it's tough to stick to his goal, which is to remain focussed from the first point to the very last one - but the efforts are paying off.
Some blabla about the fact that Haase is very talented and promising. Mika served very well yesterday (13 aces, 86% points won on his first serve) and did what his coach always tells him to do: to "provoke" his opponent and attack more and more during the matches. It's easy to make a passing-shot in the 1st game of a match, it's much tougher to do it at 5-5 in the TB, so Malcor.
In Toronto, they had a long discussion and Malcor told him he was not interested in coaching the "old Mika" anymore, that is a guy who works one month and then lets himself go. They spent 3 weeks working on his condition during the winter break and one can see the results now. Malcor says Mika had forgotten about very basic things like going jogging! So he forced him to do it. His legs are now much more muscular and he's much faster in the baseline rallies. Mika says it's true, he hates to go jogging, it's like hell for him, but it was obviously the right decision. He really needed to build up his condition and it now gives him a new confidence. Against Haase, he felt tired, but mentally, he was 100% there. And when you get used to make efforts, everything becomes much more easier.

It was about time to realize it can help to go running when you're a professional sportsman... ^^ Really, I can't believe it sometimes when I read interviews of French players!

Brego
02-23-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the article translation Truc.

I'm just glad he is playing singles even if his priority is doubles.

Allez for the finals Mika. :bounce:

Truc
02-23-2008, 05:36 PM
I didn't mean his priority is doubles, just that his priorities haven't really changed imo. When he parted ways with Santoro, he made it sound like he really wanted to focus on singles, but this time they've already said a few times with Arnaud that qualifiying for Beijing is a big goal for them this year.

Anyway, he played really well today and thanks for relieving us from Karlovic, Mika, that's always appreciated.

Truc
02-23-2008, 05:58 PM
There is a short video about him in his hotel room on the website, btw (http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/centrecourttv/, Zaterdag, TennisPlaza 5). But it's not interesting. He says he's going to buy a house in Netherlands because he plays so well there.

fiigblarke
02-23-2008, 11:21 PM
Good luck Llodra for the finals!

Snoo Foo
02-23-2008, 11:58 PM
Now he has as many titles and finals so far this year as the Top 5 combined!

:lol:

Nymeria
02-24-2008, 11:41 AM
A photo I took in Rotterdam:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/081Rotterdam/P1030521.jpg

Snoo Foo
02-24-2008, 02:48 PM
Two titles in two months!

:dance: :banana: :woohoo: :clap2:

Via
02-24-2008, 11:29 PM
congrats mika :D

nice work, proving adelaide was no fluke. keep it up :yeah:

fiigblarke
02-25-2008, 12:24 AM
Congrats to Llodra for winning the title! He's having a great season so far, keep it up!

kukka
02-25-2008, 08:48 AM
Huge congrats to Mika for winning again a title! :D

Elina

higherlaw
02-25-2008, 01:49 PM
A rough summary:
12 wins in 15 matches since the beginning of the year: he belies his reputation of achieving a few glorious feats from time to time, but not being very consistent. The reason according to him: he doesn't need to "overdo" it in matches at the moment because his average level is very, very good.
Against Haase, he didn't play at his best. He's feeling tired because he's had only 4 days rest since the beginning of the Australian season. Especially mentally, it's tough to stick to his goal, which is to remain focussed from the first point to the very last one - but the efforts are paying off.
Some blabla about the fact that Haase is very talented and promising. Mika served very well yesterday (13 aces, 86% points won on his first serve) and did what his coach always tells him to do: to "provoke" his opponent and attack more and more during the matches. It's easy to make a passing-shot in the 1st game of a match, it's much tougher to do it at 5-5 in the TB, so Malcor.
In Toronto, they had a long discussion and Malcor told him he was not interested in coaching the "old Mika" anymore, that is a guy who works one month and then lets himself go. They spent 3 weeks working on his condition during the winter break and one can see the results now. Malcor says Mika had forgotten about very basic things like going jogging! So he forced him to do it. His legs are now much more muscular and he's much faster in the baseline rallies. Mika says it's true, he hates to go jogging, it's like hell for him, but it was obviously the right decision. He really needed to build up his condition and it now gives him a new confidence. Against Haase, he felt tired, but mentally, he was 100% there. And when you get used to make efforts, everything becomes much more easier.

It was about time to realize it can help to go running when you're a professional sportsman... ^^ Really, I can't believe it sometimes when I read interviews of French players!

Thanks, this was informative! Running can help all of us lol :)!

So, Mika is ranked the highest he's ever been..#37 up 21 from last week. The only other player to win two tournaments this year is Andy Murray.

I found it interesting to look at Mika's match history this year to see that so many of his sets went to 7.
He played:
6 tournaments
17 matches
39 sets
21 of those sets went to 7 (54% for any statistics nerds), of which 16 were tie breaks!

higherlaw
02-26-2008, 03:15 PM
An article about Mika from tennisreporters.net:
http://www.tennisreporters.net/llodra_022508.html

rrfnpump
03-02-2008, 10:32 AM
One pic from the AO (by Juanqui Lover)

http://i30.tinypic.com/2yp0qop.jpg

Via
03-02-2008, 08:24 PM
:lol: watch out!

higherlaw
03-05-2008, 11:48 AM
Yikes...Mika's result in Las Vegas yesterday: [Q] K Anderson (RSA) d [6] M Llodra (FRA) 62 76(2).

TTC unfortunately only showed a few minutes of the match and it was clear that Mika was not playing his regular game. In fact, the commentators kept remarking that he was playing way behind the base line, a sort of defennsive play, rather than his regular serve and volley game. :scratch:

On Monday with Julien, they beat Keifer and Melzer in doubles.

Truc
03-06-2008, 06:38 AM
He's fine, he's not injured. He says in L'Equipe he hadn't touched a racquet between Rotterdam and the warming-up in doubles. He needed a break because he had spent only 3 days at home since Christmas. He had to go to Zagreb just to show up, then he came back home and did nothing. He arrived in LV on Sunday with zero expectations.
Malcor means he has reached a new level and needs to focus on the Masters Series now. He could have made it to the quarters in LV, wasting a lot of energy (?). But that way they'll be able to have a decent preparation for IW (the physical preparation being the key for him, as they already said in Rotterdam, Mika means he can still improve a lot in that department, with more "explosivity" of the legs).

= It just looks like a nice little tank job. ^^

Marine
03-06-2008, 09:01 AM
If he lost early in LV in the order to win Indian Wells, so it's ok for me :lol:

higherlaw
03-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Is Malcor Mika's coach? I thought he was Julien's. :confused:

Truc
03-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Malcor is obviously coaching Mika, he's mentioned in every article about him. I'm not sure if he's also coaching Julien atm (or maybe Soules?), the guys change all the time...

I remember one year ago Soules/Malcor were supposed to coach the group Mahut-Benneteau-Llodra. They had two groups in the Team Lagardère (clay / fast surfaces) and that was the "fast surfaces" group.
Mahut left, then came back to Soules, then left again for Peyre - but I don't know for Mika and Julien. :shrug:

higherlaw
03-06-2008, 04:17 PM
Malcor is obviously coaching Mika, he's mentioned in every article about him. I'm not sure if he's also coaching Julien atm (or maybe Soules?), the guys change all the time...

I remember one year ago Soules/Malcor were supposed to coach the group Mahut-Benneteau-Llodra. They had two groups in the Team Lagardère (clay / fast surfaces) and that was the "fast surfaces" group.
Mahut left, then came back to Soules, then left again for Peyre - but I don't know for Mika and Julien. :shrug:

Thanks for the clarification!! When I saw Julien in Washington he was with Malcor (with arnaud now injured, I'm paying a little more attention to other players :rolleyes:).

Snoo Foo
03-09-2008, 09:59 PM
4 finals, 3 titles and it's only March! I hope what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas and ends up happening in Winston-Salem!

:woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :clap2: :yippee: :banana: :woohoo:

Snoo Foo
03-10-2008, 03:25 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/60/fullj.00324fcb96669d1aa52ceb742b9a855f/00324fcb96669d1aa52ceb742b9a855f-getty-78870927ms015_tennis_channe.jpg

:hearts:

Via
03-10-2008, 05:45 AM
mika llodra can't do anything wrong lately. even picking up some cup at his las vegas holiday. of course i've heard that he has benneteau to thank for the victory. :lol:

btw lol at the 'fast' group. french coaching is really something else :)

Truc
03-14-2008, 07:19 AM
There is another article about him and his preparation again in l'Equipe today, always the same stuff about his condition training being the priority at the moment. He tanked in Las Vegas, but definitely not in IW because he's in a different state of mind this year and clearly told his coaches he wants to give his best.
But the "abrasive" surface suits him less than in Auckland, he can't move so well and his serve is less effective (many players have mentioned that).
So he just played poorly, apparently, his legs felt a bit heavy, maybe the consequence of all the work they're doing atm, but he knows it will pay off.

scotthongkong
03-30-2008, 06:09 AM
A photo I took in Rotterdam:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v611/Yvil/081Rotterdam/P1030521.jpg

And you took a great one too. Michael is extremely handsome!

~*BGT*~
04-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Some DC pics

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup151.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup154.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup077.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup079.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup081.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup084.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup087.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup088.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup101.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/blackgirltennis/Davis%20Cup/DavisCup135.jpg

smitty8
04-20-2008, 12:16 AM
Awww, BGT, you're photo with him is perfect!
In case no one has seen them, I have links to my 3 Davis Cup albums in this topic posted on GM: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=121608

Ome
04-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Llodra and his family :D

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg125/FrenchTennisPhotos/Michael%20Llodra/001Mika.jpg

Cat123
04-23-2008, 11:36 AM
J'adore your pics ;) Thanks for sharing! I want a hug, I'm jealous! :lol:

higherlaw
04-28-2008, 01:36 PM
Llodra and his family :D

Thanks as always for posting great pics. Cute!

Marine
04-29-2008, 07:45 AM
ohh it's cute ! ;)
I don't remember the name of his son ? Théo ?
His children don't get bored with a father like that ! lol

higherlaw
04-30-2008, 04:12 PM
ohh it's cute ! ;)
I don't remember the name of his son ? Théo ?
His children don't get bored with a father like that ! lol

:devil: Nor his wife!!

soulage
05-13-2008, 07:29 PM
This photo of his family is in the Tennis Mag of this month. There is a very long interview of Mickael about 8 pages. I hope someone post it.

higherlaw
05-14-2008, 02:51 AM
This photo of his family is in the Tennis Mag of this month. There is a very long interview of Mickael about 8 pages. I hope someone post it.

Post and translate it!:D

soulage
05-14-2008, 08:27 PM
Post and translate it!:D

If I'm courageous I would do it next week-end

higherlaw
05-15-2008, 07:23 PM
If I'm courageous I would do it next week-end

That would be really courageous, almost too courageous! I was joking about the translation, because that's a lot of work--eight pages!! Maybe just scan it? :cool:

soulage
05-16-2008, 07:58 PM
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higherlaw
05-17-2008, 09:52 PM
:hug: Thanks for the scans!! It will improve my French if don't rely on a translation.

Marine
05-18-2008, 08:41 AM
This interview is very interesting. I already knew some things about micka before, but now I understand better his personnality, his craziness...lol
Well, one thing is sure, I wouldn't have liked to have him as a pupil at school ! :eek: lol
What such a nice speech about arnaud. :p

soulage
05-20-2008, 08:05 PM
Short interview on the website of the channel France 2

A 28 ans, Michael Llodra s’est bien préparé pour les Internationaux de France, où il veut confirmer son bon début de saison. Mais Roland-Garros est un tournoi à part.

- A Hambourg, vous avez battu Guillermo Canas au 1er tour. Une victoire-référence...
- "Une victoire probante. Cela faisait longtemps que je n’avais pas gagné un match en simple, et c’était donc important de le faire. Ensuite, battre quelqu’un comme lui, cela prouve que j’en suis capable. Je le savais, mais c’est toujours bien de le faire sur la surface où je me sens le moins à l’aise. Derrière, je me suis fait un peu mal à l’épaule, une petite tendinite. Ce n’est pas très très grave, mais cela m’a demandé quelques jours d’arrêt. Rien de grave, mais suffisamment pour être diminué et ne pas pouvoir défendre mes chances."

- Vous être un joueur au style offensif. Comment se passe l’adaptation à la terre-battue ?
- "Contrairement aux autres surfaces, sur terre, j’ai besoin de temps de jeu, de refaire des réglages. Encore plus pour moi qui développe un jeu d’attaquant avec le service-volée, je peux moins finir de points au filet, je peux moins gagner de points gagnants avec mon service. Je dois me refaire une caisse physiquement, je dois travailler plus, revoir les glissades. J’ai besoin d’un temps d’adaptation. Il me faut quinze jours. Mon temps d’adaptation est désormais passé, il me reste plus qu’à bien jouer. Mon objectif était d’arriver bien à Roland-Garros."

- Quels sont vos objectifs cette année à Roland-Garros ?
- "C’est difficile d’avoir des objectifs à RG, car cela dépend tellement du tirage au sort. Tu peux tomber contre un Nadal dès le 1er tour. Je vais être juste pour être tête de série cette année. En attendant, tout est possible. j’ai bien battu Almagro l’année dernière, une référence sur terre, l’un des 4-5 joueurs de terre qui peut gagner Roland-Garros. Il y a d’autres conditions qui entrent en jeu, comme le temps. Quand il fait beau, que la terre-battue est rapide, je fais plus de points avec mon service, donc forcément, je me sens plus à l’aise. Mais cela ne veut pas dire que si le temps est lourd, je ne vais pas bien jouer."

Google traduction :

28-year-old Michael Llodra is well prepared for the Internationaux de France, where he wants to confirm his good early season. But Roland Garros is a specious tournament.

In Hamburg, you beat Guillermo Canas in the 1st round. A victory-reference ...
"A probative victory . It was a long time that I had not won a singles match, and it was therefore important to do so. Then, beat someone like him, it proves that I am able. I knew, but it's always good to do so on the surface where I feel less at ease. After, I was a little difficult to shoulder, a little tendinitis. This is not very very serious, but it asked me a few days off. Nothing serious, but enough to be dropped and unable to defend my chances. "

You are a player style offensive. How is adapting to clay?
"Unlike other surfaces, on land, I need game time, re-adjustments. Even more to me who develops a game of attacking with the service-fly, I can at least finish points at the net, I can at least win points with my service winners. I have to redo a body physically, I have to work harder, review the slides. I need time to adapt. I must fortnight. My time ' Adaptation is now past, it remains for me to play well. My goal was to get well at Roland Garros. "

What are your goals this year at Roland Garros?
"It's hard to have goals RG, because it depends so much of the draw. You can face against a Nadal from the 1st round. I will be just to be seef this year. In the meantime, is possible. I beat Almagro last year, a reference to earth, one of 4-5 players of land that can win Roland Garros. There are other conditions that come into play, like weather. When it is beautiful, that clay is fast, I make more points with my service, so inevitably I feel more at ease. But that does not mean that if the weather is heavy, I do not play well. "

Truc
05-23-2008, 06:54 AM
There is an article about the qualification for Beijing in L'Equipe today, I thought they had already qualified with Arnaud because I had read that in his forum, but apparently not.
TOURNOI MASCULIN : DU SIMPLE AU DOUBLE Aujourd’hui, trois joueurs sont quasi certains de participer à l’épreuve, eu égard à leur classement ATP : Richard Gasquet (9e), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (15e) et Paul-Henri Mathieu (19e). Pour la quatrième place, c’est pour l’heure Gilles Simon (36e cette semaine) qui tient la corde. Mais ils sont plusieurs à pouvoir le dépasser grâce à d’éventuels bons résultats à Roland-Garros. Son premier rival est Llodra (40e), mais Mahut (43e), Monfils (48e), Santoro (51e), Grosjean (55e), Gicquel (59e) et Benneteau (65e) ont une petite carte à jouer Porte d’Auteuil.
Le cas le plus complexe est celui de Llodra, qui peut espérer entrer dans la sélection par la porte du simple (à condition de dépasser Simon sans se faire doubler par un autre) ou/et par celle du double. Actuellement 12e mondial en double, il s’aligne à Roland-Garros avec Clément, 13e. S’ils vont loin (au moins en demifinales) et qu’ils rentrent dans le top 10 au 9 juin, ils pourront constituer une des deux équipes de double tricolores. Dans ce cas, l’autre paire serait très probablement composée de Gasquet et Tsonga. Si Llodra se classe seul dans le top 10, il pourra choisir son partenaire, à condition que celui-ci soit classé à l’ATP et qu’à eux deux ils forment – aux yeux de la FFT – une équipe susceptible de remporter une médaille. Llodra inviterait alors sûrement Clément... Enfin, si Llodra n’est pas dixième en double mais qu’il figure parmi les joueurs de simple, il devra jouer avec Gasquet ou Tsonga ou Paul-Henri Mathieu. Gasquet, Tsonga and PHM are almost safe. In singles, Simon (36) would make the cut right now, but many guys can still get the last Beijing spot instead of him with a good performance in RG: mainly Llodra (40), but also Mahut (43), Monfils (48), Santoro (51), Grosjean (55), Gicquel (59) and Benneteau (65), they all have a little chance.
Llodra’s case is the most complex one. He can qualify in singles if he goes past Simon in the rankings and/or he can qualify in doubles. He’s ranked #12 in doubles atm. He will play with Clément (#13) in RG. If they go far (semi-final at least) and enter the top 10, they will be one of the French doubles team in Beijing and the other team would most probably be Gasquet-Tsonga then. If Llodra is the only French doubles player in the top 10, he will qualify and will be able to choose his teammate with the agreement of the FFT, which means he will also play with Clément. And if Llodra isn’t in the top 10 in doubles after RG, but has qualified in singles, he’ll have to play with Gasquet, Tsonga or PHM.

My question:
If he doesn't qualify in singles AND doesn't enter the top 10 in doubles after RG, he isn't going to Beijing at all?? (And France could have PHM-Simon instead of Clément-Llodra in doubles? :tape: )

soulage
05-23-2008, 08:43 AM
My question:
If he doesn't qualify in singles AND doesn't enter the top 10 in doubles after RG, he isn't going to Beijing at all?? (And France could have PHM-Simon instead of Clément-Llodra in doubles? :tape: )
I've got the same question.

Maybe I'm wrong but I believed that's 6 french guys should be in Beijing : 4 in singles and 2 only for doubles.

If, as I think, the four will be Gasquet, Tsonga, Simon and Mathieu who will be for doubles?? But as I said maybe I'm wrong about the rules.

But It would Stupid if Micka doesn't go in Beijing.

Cerise
05-23-2008, 11:41 AM
Maybe I'm wrong but I believed that's 6 french guys should be in Beijing : 4 in singles and 2 only for doubles.
Je l'écris en français pour être sûre de ne pa dire de bétises...

J'avais lu quelque part que c'étaient 6 joueurs dont 1 double.
Si un joueur se trouve dans le top 10 de double, il permet à son pays de présenter une deuxième paire pour le double.

Via
05-23-2008, 01:14 PM
There is an article about the qualification for Beijing in L'Equipe today, I thought they had already qualified with Arnaud because I had read that in his forum, but apparently not.
Gasquet, Tsonga and PHM are almost safe. In singles, Simon (36) would make the cut right now, but many guys can still get the last Beijing spot instead of him with a good performance in RG: mainly Llodra (40), but also Mahut (43), Monfils (48), Santoro (51), Grosjean (55), Gicquel (59) and Benneteau (65), they all have a little chance.
Llodra’s case is the most complex one. He can qualify in singles if he goes past Simon in the rankings and/or he can qualify in doubles. He’s ranked #12 in doubles atm. He will play with Clément (#13) in RG. If they go far (semi-final at least) and enter the top 10, they will be one of the French doubles team in Beijing and the other team would most probably be Gasquet-Tsonga then. If Llodra is the only French doubles player in the top 10, he will qualify and will be able to choose his teammate with the agreement of the FFT, which means he will also play with Clément. And if Llodra isn’t in the top 10 in doubles after RG, but has qualified in singles, he’ll have to play with Gasquet, Tsonga or PHM.

My question:
If he doesn't qualify in singles AND doesn't enter the top 10 in doubles after RG, he isn't going to Beijing at all?? (And France could have PHM-Simon instead of Clément-Llodra in doubles? :tape: )

hey truc... you should check out the mtf link that i posted on 'ranking watch' on arnaud's forum, i think there's more information there... http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6847477&postcount=61

there are more than 10x2 players in the doubles draw for sure... the top 10 as i understand get direct entry, i think.

also my understanding is that, because there are two americans and two israelis in the top 10, they will choose each other, while the other 6 will have to choose another countryman... that would mean the current #11 and #12 will also get direct entry. if i am correct then arnaud as a clear #12 will almost certainly qualify directly.

although of course with RG coming up, the rankings can still change considerably, though i don't have on hand by how much...

Truc
05-24-2008, 08:50 AM
Well, I don't know, according to the article, one of them needs to enter the top 10 in the doubles ranking, that's the condition for Arnaud to go to Beijing, they don't mention at all that rule with the 2 Americans and the 2 Israelis... I only posted a little part, but it's a long article, with great details about the French "delegation" in Beijing, the trainers, the coaches, etc. - it sounded well-informed to me. :shrug:

That said, I have no idea of how the doubles rankings work and don't know how unlikely it is to have both of them out of the top 10 after RG?
Mika still has a decent chance to qualify in singles anyway because Gilles has a tough 1st round in Roland (Stepanek), but he'd have to play without Arnaud.

Hangdog
05-24-2008, 06:39 PM
These tennis rules are always too confusing...
Anyway Micka says it's 95% sure that they will qualify and play in Beijing together with Arnaud.

"Avec Arnaud, j'ai plus de chances de ramener une médaille en double, mais si je peux le faire en simple... Il y a les quatre meilleurs joueurs de simple, et deux équipes de double. Pour l'instant, je suis 5e, et il ne reste qu'un tournoi. C'est très serré. On a 95% de chances d'être qualifiés en double."
(Full article (http://sport.france2.fr/jo/43225781-fr.php))

soulage
05-25-2008, 07:30 PM
The doubles draw is out. They'll play against Cuevas / Horna

Their quarter :

Bob Bryan USA (1)
Mike Bryan USA (1)
v
Rohan Bopanna IND
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK

Paul Hanley AUS
Todd Perry AUS
v
Thierry Ascione FRA
Florent Serra FRA

John Isner USA
Sam Querrey USA
v
Potito Starace ITA
Filippo Volandri ITA

Jonathan Eysseric FRA
Adrian Mannarino FRA
v
Christopher Kas GER (15)
Rogier Wassen NED (15)

Lukas Dlouhy CZE (9)
Leander Paes IND (9)
v
Sanchai Ratiwatana THA
Sonchat Ratiwatana THA

Tomas Behrend GER
Tomas Cibulec CZE
v
Jose Acasuso ARG
Sebastian Prieto ARG

Ivo Minar CZE
Jiri Vanek CZE
v
Robert Lindstedt SWE
Jarkko Nieminen FIN

Pablo Cuevas URU
Luis Horna PER
v
Arnaud Clement FRA (7)
Michael Llodra FRA (7)

Via
05-27-2008, 12:15 AM
These tennis rules are always too confusing...
Anyway Micka says it's 95% sure that they will qualify and play in Beijing together with Arnaud.

"Avec Arnaud, j'ai plus de chances de ramener une médaille en double, mais si je peux le faire en simple... Il y a les quatre meilleurs joueurs de simple, et deux équipes de double. Pour l'instant, je suis 5e, et il ne reste qu'un tournoi. C'est très serré. On a 95% de chances d'être qualifiés en double."
(Full article (http://sport.france2.fr/jo/43225781-fr.php))

:lol: we can guess all we like, but mika sure is good at simplifying things for us.

good luck with the draw... they can go all the way to the quarters, or they can fall pretty soon to some south americans :shrug:

higherlaw
05-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Mika is leading the RG stats for aces: 21
He's in a three-way tie for 8th place for serve speed leaders: 214kmh

You can find these stats at the bottom of the RG home page.

higherlaw
05-30-2008, 02:54 PM
:wavey: Into the round of 16 after beating Bolelli. He threw all his shirts in crowd, quite a happy guy.

In a few hours he's on for doubles with Arnaud. Let's hope that high is still there!

soulage
05-30-2008, 06:22 PM
He can focus on single now. Gulbis next round.

Marine
05-30-2008, 10:26 PM
I am so HAPPY for Micka ! He's just GENIAL !
I didn't see his match unfortunatly, only the match point and the following (his show on the court..lol) at tv, I love him. I love his game, and his crazyness. lol

Video of the show on the court ! lol

http://roland-garros.france3.fr/index-fr.php?page=videos&id_rubrique=28&id_article=749

fiigblarke
05-31-2008, 04:41 AM
Congrats to Llodra!! I just love this guy.

tennis2018
05-31-2008, 10:40 AM
Congrats to Llodra!! I just love this guy.

Right & he doesn't have his own forum because...........??

zirosky
06-06-2008, 02:48 PM
against bolelli

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00416copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00416copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00417copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00417copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00422copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00422copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00423copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00423copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00424copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00424copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00425copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00425copia.jpg) http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/th_DSC00426copia.jpg (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m313/zirosky/Roland%20Garros%202008/Michael%20Llodra/DSC00426copia.jpg)

higherlaw
06-20-2008, 01:01 PM
Mika will play Ancic in the first round of Wimbledon. Good match.

Marine
06-20-2008, 07:26 PM
Good match ? Are you sure ?
Not easy at all...

higherlaw
06-20-2008, 07:42 PM
Good match ? Are you sure ?
Not easy at all...

Well, yeah I mean it will be a good match to watch and that Mika has a chance. It would be a better match then say Federer-Hrbaty I suppose. Sure it won't be easy, but I hope Mika gives Mario a hard time. ;)

Truc
06-21-2008, 09:49 AM
It’s a bit old, but here’s what he said in Nottingham about the problem with his arm (which forced him to pull out of Halle):
LLODRA SE PRÉSERVE. –Contraint à l’abandon en quarts de finale à Halle, Michaël Llodra s’est retiré hier du tournoi de Nottingham. Son bras gauche est trop fragile pour lui permettre d’enchaîner les tournois. « C’est un forfait de précaution avant Wimbledon, explique-t-il. Je pourrais presque jouer ici, mais je veux ménager mon épaule, a fortiori si des matches en cinq sets sont à venir. » Toujours aussi peu avancé sur le diagnostic médical, le Français a décidé de rester à Nottingham pour s’entraîner. « Beaucoup de physique, pour la vitesse et l’explosivité. Je ne taperai que quarante-cinq minutes par jour et ne recommencerai à servir que jeudi ou vendredi. Et, à partir de lundi, je compte frapper 300 aces par match ! »

He could have played Nottingham, but preferred to save his shoulder for Wimbledon since playing a couple of tournaments in a row can be a problem. His withdrawal was just precautionary.
He stayed in Nottingham to do a lot of physical training and work on his speed. He started serving again at the end of the week only in order to rest his arm for Wimbledon and to turn into an "ace machine" from Monday on.

soulage
06-23-2008, 06:42 PM
Llodra is little injured. He gets a problem with a bone of the right buttock ??? and retires. He moved very slowly.

Michaël Llodra a été contraint à l'abandon lundi au premier tour de Wimbledon à cause d'une blessure à la hanche alors qu'il était mené 6-4, 7-6 (9/7), 2-0 par le Croate Mario Ancic.

"C'est une inflammation du moyen fessier. C'est quelque chose qui m'arrive trop souvent, deux ou trois fois par an. Cette fois-ci c'était après l'entraînement de samedi. J'avais mal à ne pas pouvoir poser le pied par terre", a-t-il expliqué.

"Ce matin je savais que ça allait être difficile. J'ai essayé de faire mon maximum mais c'était trop dur".

Le Parisien, âgé de 28 ans, n'a jamais été chanceux à Wimbledon, où son jeu de serveur-volleyeur devrait pourtant lui permettre de briller. En sept participations, il n'a jamais dépassé le deuxième tour. Paradoxalement il réussit bien mieux sur la terre battue de Roland-Garros. Il était en huitième de finale à Paris il y a trois semaines.

"J'avais des objectifs élevés. C'est frustrant de ne pas pouvoir faire au moins un match à fond", a dit Llodra, qui était pour la première fois tête de série (N.32) du tournoi anglais grâce à ses bons résultats cette saison.

Sa participation au double avec Arnaud Clément est désormais très incertaine. Les deux hommes, qui forment une des meilleures paires du circuit, avaient remporté l'épreuve l'année dernière.

higherlaw
06-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Llodra is little injured. He gets a problem with a bone of the right buttock ??? and retires. He moved very slowly.

I wonder if it's his hip.

Truc
06-29-2008, 08:07 AM
There are a few lignes about him in L’Equipe today, he finally made some tests in Paris for his shoulder and it’s nothing serious, the joint is not damaged, it’s just a problem with the nerve. He will now go on holiday and will start practicing again in 10 days in order to be back for Toronto.

higherlaw
06-29-2008, 08:19 PM
There are a few lignes about him in L’Equipe today, he finally made some tests in Paris for his shoulder and it’s nothing serious, the joint is not damaged, it’s just a problem with the nerve. He will now go on holiday and will start practicing again in 10 days in order to be back for Toronto.

Thanks for the information. Seems like nerve damage would be bad also.

Toronto again already? I haven't been paying attention to the upcoming tournaments, but I guess it is about that time for the US Open Series. :cool::cool:

sandy83S
06-30-2008, 09:32 AM
I'm happy to learn that Mika Llodra doesn't have too serious health issue

Truc
07-31-2008, 08:37 AM
L'Equipe writes the problem with the biceps which forced him to retire in Cincy is a new one, btw. I thought it was again the same problem with a nerve of the shoulder, but it is different this time (miné par une douleur au biceps gauche qu’il ne connaissait ni d’Ève ni d’Adam jusqu’à avant-hier...).

Bobble
07-31-2008, 01:31 PM
Is this going to affect him at the olympics??

Marine
07-31-2008, 04:08 PM
We don't think so. I just hope he retired (wimby/cincy) just because he wants to take all the precautions for the OG.

(Truc, you read the full article, don't you think the journalist was quite funny in his writting style ? Notamment la chanson etc...)

Pepi.
08-11-2008, 01:22 PM
Good win Michael :banana:

Snoo Foo
08-11-2008, 03:23 PM
This. Is. So. Freakin. Awesome! Wish I could have seen it but oh well. :banana:

They can't possibly expect him play doubles tonight... can they? :unsure:

Pepi.
08-11-2008, 10:47 PM
win doubles please :devil:

Pepi.
08-12-2008, 11:20 AM
CLEMENT/LLODRA (FRA) d (3) ERLICH/RAM (ISR) 64 64

:)

:D

*Raine
08-13-2008, 01:15 AM
Now that Nenad and Novak are out, they're my bets for the gold :banana:

JMG
09-03-2008, 08:35 AM
Will he keep playing with the bandana clown Clement next year? I'm always thinking that he could do better than that. His current doubles rank is only 21. :eek:

Was he again the one who retired at the US Open?

Truc
09-03-2008, 09:16 AM
No, it was Clément (adductors).

I also mean he would probably do better with another doubles partner, TBH, he really was excellent again when I saw him in Beijing, but I don't think it is going to happen. He always says they get along so well with Arnaud, I don't see them split unless one of them wants to play less doubles.
Doubles also isn't his priority at the moment, I think.

For some reason it seems he only plays with Frenchmen and there aren't so many options then. He did well with Benneteau when they played together and they get along very well too, but Benneteau is playing with Mahut.
For the Davis Cup it would be interesting to play with one of the younger Frenchies too, at least from time to time, but he never does even when he isn't playing with Arnaud. :shrug:

Snoo Foo
09-03-2008, 09:22 AM
He wuvs Arnaud. :rolleyes:

I forgot, I took these pictures, which I don't think nobody saw, I couldn't even see his match vs. Muzzah, well I didn't try very hard, but it was mad crowded and I was counting on seeing him in the doubles, wherein arnaud promptly retired... but at least I got to see the gabashvili match which was fun as hell.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/USO%20Day%201/llodra.jpg
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/USO%20Day%201/llodragaba.jpg
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/USO%20Day%201/llodra2.jpg
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/USO%20Day%201/llodra3.jpg
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/USO%20Day%201/stupidhat.jpg

Snoo Foo
09-03-2008, 09:24 AM
They were wearing matching shirts in the doubles which was really cute but not as cute as Darcis Rochus wearing matching shirts cuz those two looked like little matching salt & pepper shakers.

soulage
10-06-2008, 09:34 AM
For the Davis Cup it would be interesting to play with one of the younger Frenchies too, at least from time to time, but he never does even when he isn't playing with Arnaud. :shrug:
I read on Santoro Forum that's Llodra was supposed to play double with Jo in Moscow but because of Jo's injury it will not happen that's why he plays it with Santoro.

The double will probably important against the czech so maybe next year he will try to play with others frenchies.

silverwhite
10-08-2008, 03:38 AM
I hope he and Fabrice continue playing together. I miss this partnership. :sad:

mayagaller
10-19-2008, 09:09 PM
From Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski's Madrid blog (http://fyrstenbergmatkowski.blog.onet.pl/) (in Polish):

Llodra and the ATP physio in reverse roles (http://republika.pl/blog_jf_4387806/6365827/tr/madryt_3.jpg)

Henry Chinaski
10-20-2008, 04:04 PM
is Michael injured? the betting market suddenly suggests that he has no hope in hell of beating robredo but then betting markets can be insane....

mayagaller
10-20-2008, 04:10 PM
is Michael injured? the betting market suddenly suggests that he has no hope in hell of beating robredo but then betting markets can be insane....

I think you might have misinterpreted what I posted above. On that picture you can see Mika performing some physio procedure on an ATP trainer, NOT the other way around. :)

Henry Chinaski
10-20-2008, 04:18 PM
Nah, I wasn't referring to the picture. I was referring to the betting market today. people have been lumping on Robredo and Robredo to win 2-0 all afternoon. the match was priced very closely this morning as it should have been.
Robredo has gone from 1.85 to 1.29 to win the match and from 2.7 to 1.5 to win 2-0.

was just wondering if any of you had heard anything that could explain it but like I said it might mean nothing. markets have been wrong before....

soulage
10-20-2008, 06:52 PM
I'm waiting for the FFT audio because very strange match. Injury ?

"Cette année a été très éprouvante, et là je suis au bout du rouleau, a raconté Llodra. En plus je me suis abîmé les ligaments croisés du genou droit à Moscou. Je vais faire des examens demain si j'ai trop mal. Mais il est possible que j'arrête ma saison sur ce dernier match à Lyon."

He said he's exhausted by the year. In addition he damaged the ligaments of his right knee in Moscow. He will make medical examinations tomorrow if it hurts him too much. But it's possible that he stops his season on this last match in Lyon.

That's true that's he looked very tired and out of the match.

Marine
10-20-2008, 08:14 PM
C'est ballot :rolleyes:

Enja
10-22-2008, 07:50 PM
from Moscow
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Llodra/1_4.JPG

the others in the site
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Llodra.html

Truc
10-26-2008, 10:45 AM
A portrait in Le Progrès today:

Marine
10-26-2008, 11:27 AM
Thanks Truc, great article. He's like I imagine him.
I've noticed he likes provocation, like saying he's proud of beeing parisian, and a big fan of PSG and Sarkozy !
Par les temps qui courent, les 3 ne font pas fureur... lol

Truc
11-07-2008, 12:59 PM
http://video.lequipe.fr/video/iLyROoafYics.html
"M. Llodra vous explique tout" (one day with Mika in Lyon)

Marine
11-07-2008, 08:23 PM
Thank you !

I love micka playing at babyfoot "j'arrête, c'est pas bon quand je suis euphorique ! " :lol:
He's so funny, it's good to have him as a friend.

soulage
11-07-2008, 09:54 PM
I think he plays too much babyfoot :lol:

On WLT they deal with Lagardere team and there is a interview of Xaxier Moreau. Next year, Malcor will coach only one player. Benneteau said in Lyon that he wasn't sure to go on with him but maybe Malcor will not go on with Micka because Lagardere is very crazy :devil: and Moreau annonces some surprises about the coachs :rolleyes: http://www.welovetennis.fr/atp/9303-le-team-lagardere-contre-attaque

soulage
01-03-2009, 10:51 AM
On l'equipe website Micka explains that he will focus on single and play only ten doubles tournaments this year :confused: He says that he will play no doubles the first two months while he's in the draw of Brisbane with Bennet and only 1 doubles tournament during the first 3 months. He hopes to win a tournament in france, doing well in grand slam and in Davis cup. Cup.http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090103_095128_llodra-plus-mature.html

Marine
01-03-2009, 11:06 AM
He has talent to play very well in single, I could understand, but... he's already said that some 2 or 3 years ago. He can't resist to WIN in double, so I'm not sure he will do what he said.

Of course, that's not good news for arnaud... lol

HoistDaColors
01-19-2009, 01:53 AM
X must be playing out of his mind. oh mika :hug:

Truc
01-19-2009, 05:55 AM
He says he played well, he had his chances in the 1st set, but didn't take them, there also was a bad call against him at the end of the 1st set, so he means he was a bit unlucky in the 1st set.
And then Malisse started playing extremely well, no chance.
This Australian season has been a bit frustrating, he wasn't playing badly, but always lost to guys who were in the zone, Stepanek who won the whole thing then, Nalby and here Malisse.
He has no particular problem with the AO, on the contrary, he likes the surface, played well here in the past, etc. (Glad to hear that, he hasn't won a set in Melbourne since 2003 and won one freaking match in 2000!
http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?query=Singles&year=0&player=L428&selTournament=580&prevtrnnum=0 )
About the fact that he gave up on the doubles to focus on the singles here ^^: it's not so common neither him nor Arnaud is injured, so they might have done well here, but he made a choice and Arnaud had no problem with it at all.
He misses his kids and goes back to Paris tomorrow. Then he will get ready for Zagreb.

Truc
02-02-2009, 07:27 AM
He retired from Zagreb because his shoulder is still bothering him, he got an injection after the AO, did only condition training last week and will now get ready for Rotterdam.

He entered the doubles too in Rotterdam although he was supposed to play only singles for a while, maybe he's starting to worry about his DC spot. :p

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 08:39 AM
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6928/94581219ao6.th.jpg (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=94581219ao6.jpg)http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/143/18558874xc5.th.jpg (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=18558874xc5.jpg)http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4845/25711993wo4.th.jpg (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=25711993wo4.jpg)http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/1343/36103734ij1.th.jpg (http://img396.imageshack.us/my.php?image=36103734ij1.jpg)http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4637/64542405xf0.th.jpg (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=64542405xf0.jpg)http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2199/16973721uz0.th.jpg (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16973721uz0.jpg)http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7589/31210094xk4.th.jpg (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=31210094xk4.jpg)http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/9173/53890707lr4.th.jpg (http://img376.imageshack.us/my.php?image=53890707lr4.jpg)

Hi soulage,
Thank you to have posted this very interesting interview. It seems that there are 2 pages missing (between image 2 & 3 and between image 4 & 5). Could you post them if you still have the interview?
Thx a lot !

soulage
02-11-2009, 02:55 PM
That's old, tell me if it's these ones ?

Truc
02-11-2009, 02:59 PM
It's on his website too ("Revue de presse" - Tennis Magazine juin 2008, "dossier"):
http://www.michael-llodra.fr/fr/presse-et-publicite-michael-llodra

xhr75019
02-11-2009, 03:41 PM
Merci soulage et Françoise, impec !

Truc
02-13-2009, 06:50 AM
Here's what he says in L'Equipe, I saw only a part of his match yesterday, but I was really shocked by his poor serving performance:
« À cause de mon épaule et de l’infiltration que j’ai subie, je ne peux plus trop travailler mon service au panier, dit-il, plutôt abattu. J’ai perdu le rythme, je ne me sens plus super-costaud sur ce coup. Résultat : je suis timoré dans le reste du jeu. J’ai perdu cette agressivité qui faisait ma force. »

He's crushed and says that he can't practice his serve a lot because of his shoulder (he got an infiltration after Melbourne). He has no feel for his serve anymore, which shows in the rest of his game, he's too fearful on the court, he's lost the "aggressiveness" which was his main strength.

Truc
02-18-2009, 02:01 PM
He says his shoulder is feeling fine and he could rely on his serve for the first time this year.
He was overdoing it last week on his serve, that's why his arm was hurting again, but they've made some adjustments in practice and he's OK now.
He sounds very confident.
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090218_152605_les-reactions.html

xhr75019
02-19-2009, 08:16 PM
When Mika plays like tonight he truly is a joy to watch. Winners all over, great volleys, a backhand to die for... Plus he moves like a dancer and could easily be voted most elegant player on the circuit. I wish him at least one good FULL year in single, with no health problem and a great grass season. His beautiful tennis deserves it, it's a dying breed... After that, he can finish by being World n.1 in doubles ;)

Ivanatis
02-19-2009, 10:23 PM
amazing display, really, I hope he can get past Youzhny now or even better, win the title here; if he keeps playing the way he does, he should have a shot

Truc
02-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Llodra n’avait plus gagné deux matches d’affilée depuis son escale herbeuse à Halle en juin dernier. « Oui, et je vous informe que c’est la première fois en douze ans de carrière que je me qualifie pour un quart en France ! »
It's the first time since June he wins two matches in a row. "Indeed, and I can also tell you that it’s the first time in 12 years I make it to a QF in France!"

Bobble
02-20-2009, 01:13 PM
When Mika plays like tonight he truly is a joy to watch. Winners all over, great volleys, a backhand to die for... Plus he moves like a dancer and could easily be voted most elegant player on the circuit. I wish him at least one good FULL year in single, with no health problem and a great grass season. His beautiful tennis deserves it, it's a dying breed... After that, he can finish by being World n.1 in doubles ;)

Thats the kind of post i'm sure he would want to hear, how nice.:D

Ivanatis
02-20-2009, 09:00 PM
Thats the kind of post i'm sure he would want to hear, how nice.:D

indeed :yeah:
good luck vs. Simon tomorrow

Ivanatis
02-21-2009, 04:01 PM
:woohoo:

Snoo Foo
02-21-2009, 04:09 PM
Awesome :yeah:

Bobble
02-21-2009, 05:24 PM
Wow!!

Ivanatis
02-22-2009, 03:23 PM
pity he lost the final, great week nonetheless :yeah:
hopefully he can play like that at Indian Wells and Miami as well

MRUK
02-23-2009, 08:56 AM
Llodra player of the week here! at bottom of interview...yay!

http://alexkayblog.dailymail.co.uk/

Marine
02-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Congrats to mika for his great week in marseille !
I saw a little part of the final.

Bashak
03-05-2009, 05:59 PM
Mika has no forum??? I am baffled.

Sexysova
03-07-2009, 07:12 PM
DAVIS CUP 2009 WG I - CZE vs. FRA - Match 3 - Berdych/Stepanek vs. Gasquet/Llodra

http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/photos/headshots/main/BA47_AS.jpg http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/photos/headshots/main/S694_AS.jpg vs. http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/photos/headshots/main/G628_AS.jpg http://www.atpworldtour.com/5/photos/headshots/main/L428_AS.jpg

MATCH: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=80&t=4783&p=9138#p9138

tufani
03-25-2009, 04:42 PM
Who knows what's wrong with Mika? He withdrew after having won the first set...

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3096/screenshot1570.png

soulage
03-25-2009, 05:44 PM
The reason is groin muscle. Not shoulder this time :rolleyes: Micka is probably one of the guy who retire the most.

Marine
03-25-2009, 09:05 PM
What a pity :mad:
C'est inquiétant quand même, tous ces abandons ...

Truc
03-26-2009, 07:30 AM
The news in L'Equipe:
Llodra au repos forcé
CONTRAINT À L’ABANDON après avoir remporté le premier set face à l’Américain Kevin Kim (6-3), Michaël Llodra souffre d’une assez grave pubalgie. « Un jour, j’ai mal aux abdos, un jour ce sont les adducteurs, je ne peux plus m’entraîner, dit-il. Depuis une semaine, je n’ai tapé que deux fois quarante-cinq minutes. Je rentre en France pour passer des examens. » Llodra a commencé à souffrir le matin de sa finale à Marseille contre Tsonga. « Ça m’a ensuite handicapé à Ostrava, explique-t-il. Puis, j’ai battu Lopez sur une jambe à Indian Wells. Mais, là, ça n’a plus de sens de continuer. » Le Français connaît le remède à son mal : repos, repos et repos. Puis, rééducation. « J’avais déjà établi un programme minimum sur terre battue. Là, au pire du pire, je ne disputerai peut-être que Roland-Garros. » Son objectif reste d’être opérationnel pour la saison sur gazon.I don't know how to explain this "pubalgy" problem in English, it's a groin injury.
It seems quite serious because he says it's been bothering him for weeks, during the final of Marseille and in Ostrava already. He says it doesn't make sense to keep playing like that, he can't practice, he had trained only twice 45 minutes in one week. He already had a very light schedule for the clay season and might cut the number of tournaments he will play and end up playing Roland-Garros only. The only solution is to rest, rest, rest and then do some rehab. The priority is to be fit for the grass season, of course.

soulage
04-07-2009, 05:50 PM
He will come back in Bordeaux, his only tournament before RG. http://www.sudouest.com/accueil/sports/autres-sports/article/553042/mil/4378167.html
La vie en bordeaux
Blessé aux adducteurs au tournoi de Miami (1), le Parisien, 28 ans, fera donc son retour à la compétition à Bordeaux, où il vient de passer quatre jours dans les Châteaux. « Primrose est placé à une super-date, juste avant Roland-Garros. Cela sera mon premier tournoi sur terre battue cette saison. J'ai trois semaines d'arrêt à cause de ma blessure. Je ne reprends le vélo que cette semaine. J'irai donc à Bordeaux pour y prendre mes marques. Mais j'espère le gagner. Si je suis bien, j'aurai en tous les cas cette ambition ».
La terre battue n'a jamais été la meilleure alliée pour le jeu de ce pur attaquant, vainqueur de plusieurs Grand Chelem en double avec Santoro ou Clément. Même si son huitième de finale à Roland-Garros l'an dernier, comme Chardy, Benneteau, Mathieu et Monfils, reste dans les mémoires. « J'avais fait un très bon parcours chez moi, à Paris. J'espère le rééditer cette année. Mais il est préférable pour moi que cette blessure arrive maintenant, plutôt que lors de la période de gazon (NDRL : en juillet). »

Truc
04-29-2009, 03:49 PM
http://video.lequipe.fr/video/iLyROoafMYjK.html
He says he *hopes* to be back in Bordeaux. Nothing new otherwise.

Truc
05-22-2009, 06:43 AM
The pain was back in training yesterday, he's going to have an ultrasound scan today and thinks he's going to be OK for Roland, but he sounds frustrated.

higherlaw
05-22-2009, 12:12 PM
Mika's draw:

[5] Del Potro vs Llodra
Troicki vs Q
Bellucci vs Vassallo Arguello
Q vs [25] Andreev

Truc
05-23-2009, 11:32 AM
Now he is sick, they were even afraid he would have mononucleosis because he felt so weak, but he had a blood test and it's nothing serious.
Doesn't look too well for him in Roland, though!

He was supposed to team up with Fabrice in doubles, I don't know if he still will.

soulage
06-09-2009, 04:27 PM
It was written in l'equipe today that during grass season he has his own physio and works now with Guy Ontanon the former coach of Arron to be fit.

He lost to Fish today and will continu to go down in the ranking.

soulage
06-24-2009, 04:25 PM
Have you seen the accident between Mick and the ballgirl? Strange i don't know if it's as this moment he hurts him but it's another retirement for him. The ballgirl is OK ;)

Marine
06-24-2009, 04:30 PM
:confused::confused::confused:
What happened ???
He retired ?

soulage
06-24-2009, 04:36 PM
yes he retired

Haas a fait un amorti Mika était loin de sa ligne mais a couru pour venir heurter la chaise de l'arbitre de l'autre côté et s'écrouler sur la ramasseuse au pied de la chaise :eek: Il a du se prendre les micro et camera dans le ventre. Le doc est venu il s'est fait massé mais pouvait plus servir. Waiting the audio for details.

Marine
06-24-2009, 04:48 PM
Ok. Merci. C'est ballo !!!!!!!!!

GrosjeanFan1994
06-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Wow, that was certainly some accident. Good job is wasn't anything like a replay of Blake's accident with the net post. It's being repeatedly shown here on the BBC coverage ...

http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/06/24/ouch-michael-llodra-crashes-out-of-wimbledon/

soulage
08-19-2009, 11:17 PM
He receives the FFT WC for USO in front of the young Adrian :sad: and Ouanna http://www.usta.com/sitecore/content/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/Grand_Slams/US_Open/PressRelease/2009/2009_US_Open_mens_wild_card_recipients_named.aspx
With Jo they reach the quarter of Cincy for their second association. The new doubles davis cup is improving.

soulage
09-27-2009, 07:33 PM
With his children today. He seems very close of his son :lol:. I already saw the boy with his mother in the stands for DC last week.

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/15572787.jpg

Marine
09-27-2009, 08:28 PM
:lol:
Manon seems unhappy not to be in his arms.
She's always funny with her glasses.

soulage
10-12-2009, 07:39 PM
According WLT at the end of his match vs Robredo today Micka didn't shake this hands of Tommy & the umpire because he thought he had the swine flu and give them something to wash their hands. Pity there is not a video http://www.welovetennis.fr/insolites/16156-ms-shanghai-cas-de-grippe-a

Marine
10-12-2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks for the anecdot ! lol
ahahh y'a que mika pour nous faire ça :lol:

Truc
10-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Looks like he's been kicked out of the Team Lagardère too, Hagelauer says in Tennis Magazine that "former players of the Team Lagardère like Llodra, Mahut and Ascione" asked to use the training structures of the FFT. And it's true he wasn't having the Lagardère sticker anymore in the pics of Shanghai.
Is he still working with Malcor?

soulage
10-20-2009, 02:22 PM
I was wondering the same :confused:. I don't know if there is a link but Micka now plays for Villa Primerose and no more Paris Lagardere in the Interclubs.