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Wimbledon 2012 - The Last One. :sad:

Kezzi
06-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Because he doesn't play any other tournaments than Wimbledon on grass, here is the thread. :sad:

He posted this on his facebook this afternoon:
Départ pour Londres après une semaine de préparation ! Les qualifs commencent lundi et le tableau sera connu demain. Je vous tiens au courant.

soulage
06-17-2012, 07:16 PM
He's unlucky with the draw :o : Kenny De Schepper who is a good grass court player ;) http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/qs/qsdraw.pdf

Arno didn't played on grass while Kenny has qualified for the Queen's and last year was qualified in Wimbledon MD. To be honnest chances are small :sad: Arno has been seeds in all his GS qualifying draw lately but not a great luck. Pity well I know the match is not yet played but tough opponent while bad players are in the draw :sad:

Let's hope Llodra'a baby girl is not coming too soon and allowed them to play doubles.

Fat Camel
06-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Yes. it will be very tough match.
But whoever wins it should enter in the MD.

soulage
06-17-2012, 07:54 PM
That's one of the toughest draw for a seed :rolleyes: When he lost to Dancevic this one qualified the same for Phau so :rolleyes:

In Roehampton that's not really grass so more tough. Arno will need a bit of luck I think ;) cos Kenny can hold easily. They are fourth on court tomorrow

soulage
06-18-2012, 01:27 PM
Great he has been scheduled on a court where matches are not played. Every match are moved one by one on other courts. No idea when and where he'll play :rolleyes:

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 04:08 PM
Great he has been scheduled on a court where matches are not played. Every match are moved one by one on other courts. No idea when and where he'll play :rolleyes:


He'll play on the same court he should have played :)
Bolelli just started, next is Arnaud.

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 06:51 PM
First set 7-6(10-8):) Arnaud almost choked, having 6-1 lead, which changed to 6-7...

soulage
06-18-2012, 06:56 PM
He was 6-1 up in the first set tie-beak but Kenny came back to lead 7-6 :help: I don't think it was a scoreboard joke. Well :rolleyes: Arno won tie-break 10-8 We are in the second set

To late to type Fat Camel already says all

Kezzi
06-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Where do you follow the scores?

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 07:21 PM
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/index.html
Three breaks in a row. Arnaud is losing 3-4, but has 40-40 on De Schepper's serve after 40-0.

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 07:48 PM
6-7 (5-7)...
Third set. De Schepper is looking worse on serve than in the first set, so Arnaud will definitely have his chances to break. But on the other head he is also struggling on serve. I'd say 60/40 for Arnaud because of experience and desire.

soulage
06-18-2012, 07:55 PM
Arno broke back when Kenny was serving for the set but second tie-break went finally to the tallest frenchie. All the efforts to come back in that set and in the tie-break for nothing :sad: We are in a third set that's not great and Kenny is serving first. Arno has not played since many days Kenny is more 60/40 imo

soulage
06-18-2012, 07:58 PM
De Schepper is looking worse on serve than in the first set, so Arnaud will definitely have his chances to break. But on the other head he is also struggling on serve.
Arno had his chances in that second set but as you said he's not safe on serve and now he will feel pressure each time. Kenny need one break while Arno needs two :p

soulage
06-18-2012, 08:24 PM
He had mostly easy holds and he has a deuce game on Kenny's serve at the beggining of the set and 30all at 2-2 deuceX2 at 3-3 to be broken at *3-4. De Schepper serves for the match now that's always the same story against big servers you are near them but they take you away

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Over :(
probably all the career :sad:

soulage
06-18-2012, 08:37 PM
Quite expected but the scenario of match lets bitter :sad: It was one of the toughest draw and he got it maybe it was to balance out the soft draw in Roland Garros :cuckoo: Pity he's not able to play his 16th wimbledon in a row but everything has a end. Hopefully he's not too much sad but it was close today so he must be :o. :hug:

Now wait and see for doubles still no news about baby Llodra :unsure: Arno will surely came back in France. No idea if it was his last match ? If I was him I would not played US qualies as he has lost in the first round of all GS qualies he played since 2009 :rolleyes: Not very useful except to get some time in NY.

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 10:25 PM
Quite expected but the scenario of match lets bitter :sad: It was one of the toughest draw and he got it maybe it was to balance out the soft draw in Roland Garros :cuckoo: Pity he's not able to play his 16th wimbledon in a row but everything has a end. Hopefully he's not too much sad but it was close today so he must be :o. :hug:

Now wait and see for doubles still no news about baby Llodra :unsure: Arno will surely came back in France. No idea if it was his last match ? If I was him I would not played US qualies as he has lost in the first round of all GS qualies he played since 2009 :rolleyes: Not very useful except to get some time in NY.

Yeah, we can't blame a draw in Arnaud's case. In GS in 10's it was always very kind to him, but he didn't use his chances...:sad: Last time he faced a seed in GS was Fish at USOpen 2010. Then losses to Seppi, Berrer, Kubot and Goffin.

Hope they will make at least great last run in doubles.

Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 11:12 PM
http://www.interactive-one.fr/sport/arnaud-clement/arnaud-clement-met-fin-a-sa-carriere-joueur-tennis/

Finish....:sad:
Thank you for everything, Arnaud :worship:

Via
06-19-2012, 02:49 AM
http://www.interactive-one.fr/sport/arnaud-clement/arnaud-clement-met-fin-a-sa-carriere-joueur-tennis/

Finish....:sad:
Thank you for everything, Arnaud :worship:

google is now a lot smarter with translation! too bad i won't be doing much of it now :sad:
Arnaud: "Tonight was the final singles match of my career! And yes, my decision was made before coming here to participate in qualifying. The match was intense, tight, nice because there was a good fight against Kenny is a quiet player with whom I get along! It is true that one has a special feeling when his rackets stored after the game and say it's over, but I feel very comfortable with this decision. For me it is a good time!
No, I do not really feel sadness. I look tonight after the tennis as a second career with new goals, different challenges! Everyone has in mind the Davis Cup captaincy. It is obvious that this is something that I liked a lot but if not I am selected, I know I'll find other projects that will motivate me ... For me, stopping my career as a tennis player that is not a "little death" as I have heard here and there. No, it is rather a second birth, a new life that opens up to me! Of course there is an element of unknown, a transition period ... I'll see how it will happen but until then I feel very calm and even agree with me. "

goodbye and good luck :awww: thanks for all the good (and bad?) times :crying2:

soulage
06-19-2012, 08:47 AM
Here the last article in l'equipe a translation by google and me later. Adele the girl of bruno is born yesterday :)

CETTE FOIS, C’EST FINI et l’histoire s’est close sur le court no 13 de Roehampton, devant une vingtaine de spectateurs. C’est là qu’hier Arnaud Clément a disputé (et perdu, face à son compatriote Kenny De Schepper) un premier tour des qualifs de Wimbledon qu’il aurait tout aussi bien pu gagner (6-7, 7-6, 6-3). La boucle est ainsi parfaitement bouclée : c’est en effet à Londres, en 1997, que l’Aixois, alors âgé de dix-neuf ans, avait remporté les premiers matches en Grand Chelem de sa carrière. Aujourd’hui, « la Clé » a trente-quatre ans et il n’émarge qu’au 142e rang mondial. L’heure est venue de tirer sa révérence.

Après sa défaite au deuxième tour de Roland-Garros, Clément avait laissé planer le doute sur une éventuelle prolongation, lors des qualifs du prochain US Open. Entre-temps, de l’eau (et de la cogitation) a coulé sous les ponts. « Préparer Roland et “Wimb”, ça m’excitait, dit-il. Déjà, l’US, ça m’excite beaucoup moins... Et puis, je ne peux pas me permettre d’aller à New York, comme ça, la fleur au fusil. L’an dernier, j’ai joué des qualifs et des challengers pendant l’été. Là, honnêtement, je n’ai plus envie. » Pour un joueur qui a disputé une finale de Grand Chelem (Australie 2001) et pointé au 10e rang mondial, disparaître après un match d’anonymes sur un court anonyme pourrait sembler déplacé, voire tristounet. Pas pour Clément. « Je me suis bien amusé, avoue-t-il. Kenny est un mec qui a bon esprit, il y avait une bonne ambiance, c’est un bel endroit... Je suis un gagneur et j’ai toujours aimé la victoire mais, aujourd’hui, quelque part, je n’ai plus rien à prouver sur ce dernier match. J’aurais sans doute été plus touché si je n’avais plus jamais remis les pieds à Wimb. Mais il se trouve que je vais jouer le double avec Mika (Llodra) la semaine prochaine. Je suis content de vivre ça avec lui. C’est ici que j’ai remporté mon seul titre de Grand Chelem en double (en 2007), alors c’est sympa et c’est un beau clin d’œil. »

À Roland-Garros , « la Clé » avait, selon ses habitudes, parfaitement manié l’autodérision en se moquant de son absence d’émotions à l’heure du clap de fin. Wimbledon n’a rien changé à l’affaire. « Bien sûr, j’ai peut-être mis un peu plus de temps à faire mon sac à la sortie du court mais, franchement, je ne suis absolument pas triste, précise-t-il. Ce n’est pas puissant émotionnellement. J’y ai pourtant pensé pendant la partie. Je me suis dit : “ Tiens, je joue peut-être mon dernier match…” Mais ce n’est pas allé au-delà. Je n’ai eu aucun pincement au cœur. Y a quand même des choses plus importantes dans la vie, non ?... »

Battu mais tonton

Comme une naissance, par exemple. « Je suis tonton depuis ce matin ! (hier matin), raconte-t-il. Mon frère a eu une petite Adèle. Alors, je rentre dès demain (aujourd’hui) en France et je vais essayer d’aller faire un petit tour à Aix. Je pense que je reviendrai à Wimbledon vendredi ou samedi. » Pour une dernière représentation en double, « tranquille et sans beaucoup d’ambition ».

Il sera ensuite temps de se tourner définitivement vers un autre futur. Beaucoup l’annoncent sur la chaise de capitaine de l’équipe de France de Coupe Davis. « Oui, j’ai parlé avec les mecs qui sont venus me voir pour me poser des questions, conclut-il. Donc, je n’ai pas vu tous les joueurs. Peut-être qu’il y aura des réunions informelles pendant Wimb. Ou peut-être pas. Mais, franchement, ce soir, je n’ai pas trop ça en tête. » On le comprend : être tonton, ça vous marque son homme.

VINCENT COGNET

Arnaud Clément, c’est…

o Une finale à l’Open d’Australie en 2001 perdue face à Andre Agassi.

o Une participation à la campagne victorieuse en Coupe Davis en 2001, où il joue tous les tours à l’exception de la finale.

o Une victoire en double à Wimbledon au côté de Michaël Llodra en 2007.

o Un coup d’éclat jusqu’en quarts de finale à Wimbledon en 2008 (à 30 ans et pointant au 145e rang mondial), battu par Schüttler après avoir eu une balle de match.

o Une victoire – insuffisante – en double au côté de Michaël Llodra en finale de Coupe Davis face à la Serbie en 2010, au terme d’une performance individuelle de haut niveau. En dix ans de Coupe Davis, il aura joué 21 matches en simple (12 v.-9 d.) et dix en double (8 v.-2 d.).

o 4 titres en simple (Lyon 2000, Metz 2003, Marseille 2006, Washington 2006).

o 6 h 33’, le record du match le plus long disputé à Roland-Garros face à Santoro en 2004.

o 10, son meilleur rang mondial, le 2 avril 2001.

http://images4.hiboox.com/vignettes/2512/13141f323f1386d8ed96e859a1712f89.jpg (http://www.hiboox.fr/go/images/divers/eq1906,13141f323f1386d8ed96e859a1712f89.jpg.html)

soulage
06-19-2012, 10:22 AM
With the gracious help of google
THIS TIME IT'S FINISHED, and history has closed on court No. 13 of Roehampton, before a score of onlookers. It was there yesterday Arnaud Clement played (and lost out to compatriot Kenny De Schepper) a first round of Wimbledon qualifying he might as well have won (6-7, 7-6, 6 - 3). The loop is looped perfectly: it is indeed in London, in 1997, aged nineteen, had won the first Grand Slam match of his career. Today, "La clé" is thirty-four years and he's off at 142# in the world. It's time to bow out.

After his defeat in the second round of Roland Garros, Clement had left guessing about a possible extension in qualifying for the next U.S. Open. Meanwhile, water (and cogitation) has flowed under the bridge. "Prepare Roland and Wimb , it excited me, he said. Already, the U.S., it excites me a lot less ... And I can not afford to go to New York, like that. Last year I played in qualifying and challengers during the summer. There, I honestly do not feel like. "For a player who played in a Grand Slam final (Australia 2001) and pointed to 10th in the world, disappear after a match on a court anonymous, anonymous might seem inappropriate, even sad. Not for Clement. "I enjoyed myself, he admits. Kenny is a guy with a good spirit, there was a good atmosphere, it's a beautiful place ... I am a winner and I've always loved the victory, but now somehow I have nothing more to prove this last match. I would probably have been more affected if I had put foot in real Wimb. But it so happens that I will play doubles with Mika (Llodra) next week. I'm happy to live it with him. This is where I won my only Grand Slam title twice (in 2007), so it's nice and it's a nice nod. "

At Roland Garros, "the Key" was, according to his habits, handled perfectly self-deprecating, making fun of his lack of emotion at the time of leaving. Wimbledon has not changed anything in the matter. "Sure, I may take a little more time to make my bag at the exit of the court but frankly I am not sad, he says. This is not emotionally powerful. Yet I have thought during the match. I thought: "Hey, maybe I play my last match ..." But it did not go beyond. I've had no heart sank. There's still more important things in life, right? ... "

Beaten but Uncle

As a birth, for example. "I'm Uncle this morning! (Yesterday morning), he says. My brother had a little Adele. So I come home tomorrow (today) in France and I'll try to go for a ride to Aix. I think I'll be back at Wimbledon on Friday or Saturday. "For one last performance in doubles," quiet and without much ambition. "

It will then be time to finally opting for a different future. Many proclaim him on the chair of the team captain of France Davis Cup. "Yes, I talked to the guys who came up to me and ask questions, he concludes. So I have not seen all the players. Maybe there will be informal meetings during Wimb. Or maybe not. But, frankly, tonight, I did not too that in my mind. "This is understandable: being Uncle, that mark you a man.

For DC I think it's a joke they are not able to choose a name. FFT is not OK with Pioline ? They have dicussed since almost 3 months now :rolleyes: Arno seems OK with that and ready to find something else to do but surely after some rest. He will surely move back from geneva to aix

soulage
06-19-2012, 09:17 PM
I didn't see but on the FFT they annouce his retirement and tere are the reactions of Gachassin and DIP :) http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/clement-range-ses-raquettes

The words of DIP are the most interesting

Réaction du président de la FFT, Jean Gachassin
"C'est un grand monsieur du tennis qui met un terme à sa carrière. Un Monsieur que je respecte beaucoup. Il a des qualités que j'aime : Arnaud est combatif, généreux, passionné, appliqué. C'était un grand professionnel et un grand champion, qui a un palmarès remarquable. Il est très respecté par ses pairs, car c'est un exemple. Il est aussi très respecté des instances fédérales. Il a aussi toujours défendu le maillot de l'équipe de France avec honneur. Je n'ai pas oublié sa victoire en double, en finale contre la Serbie, alors qu'il avait dû remplacer Julien Benneteau. Le mot équipe a beaucoup de sens pour lui. La preuve, c'est qu'il a toujours aimé jouer les interclubs."



Arnaud Di Pasquale, responsable du haut niveau masculin et ami proche d'Arnaud
"Je le savais depuis un moment. Il me semble que c'est la bonne décision qu'il arrête aujourd'hui. C'est un amoureux du sport, mais il ne fallait pas écorner son image. Il était encore compétitif, on l'a vu lors du dernier "Roland" qui a été magnifique. Mais quinze ans, c'est long. Je sais qu'il n'est pas triste. Il est bien dans ses baskets, bien dans sa vie personnelle. Ce n'est pas un arrêt brutal dû à une blessure. C'est un choix qu'il a mûri. Je ne suis pas inquiet pour lui, même si on parle de deuil pour l'arrêt d'une carrière de haut niveau.Il a des perspectives intéressantes... Il va faire plein de choses. C'est un fondu de sport, de vélo notamment.
Arnaud, c'est un mec plein de valeurs. Il a été un joueur méticuleux. Quand il a intégré les groupes d'entraînements de la Fédération, vers la fin de sa carrière, il a tiré tous les jeunes vers le haut. Sa carrière ? Incroyable ! Je suis surpris, je l'avoue. A 17 ans, il devait être classé seulement 0... C'est vrai, c'est aussi un ami très proche. Il a été l'un de mes deux témoins de mariage. Nous avons des points communs, bien sûr, mais nous sommes aussi très différents. Lui est limite maniaque, moi bordélique. Quand nous étions joueurs et que nous partagions des chambres sur les tournois, je me souviens qu'il allait donner mon linge sale, ça le rendait fou de le voir traîner dans la piaule... On s'est améliorés au contact de l'autre. Il y a eu aussi quelques bringues mémorables, bien sûr...
Arnaud est un gars généreux, avec un humour décalé, un peu perché. C'est aussi quelqu'un de très social. Loin de l'image du champion de tennis lointain de la vraie vie. Il est aussi très droit. Il s'en est toujours beaucoup voulu de ses problèmes avec les ramasseurs. Quand je suis devenu papa, je lui ai dit, 'tu te rends compte, ce pourrait être mon fils qui te ramasse les balles'. Il s'en voulait beaucoup, se promettait de faire des efforts et ça durait 12 minutes... Mais ça n'avait rien de personnel, c'était sa façon de faire avec la pression de la compétition. Arnaud, c'est vraiment un chouette type. Son état d'esprit va rester dans le tennis français. D'une façon ou d'une autre."


Translation of DIP words

Arnaud Di Pasquale, head of high-level male and close friend of Arnaud
"I knew it for a while. I think it's the right decision that he stops today. He is a lover of sport, but it should not dent his image. He was still competitive, we have seen it at the last "Roland" which was magnificent. But fifteen years is a long time. I know he is not sad. He feels at ease as well his in his personal life. It ' is not a sudden stop due to injury. It's a choice he has matured. I'm not worried about him, even if we speak of mourning for stopping a career high .He has interesting perspectives ... He will do lots of things. He is a fade of sports, including cycling.
Arnaud is a guy full of values. He was a meticulous player. When he joined the group of training of the Federation, late in his career, he shot all young people up. His career? Incredible! I am surprised, I confess. At 17, he should be classified only 0 ... It's true,we are also close friends. He was one of my two witnesses of marriage. We have common ground, of course, but we are also very different. He is borderline manic, I'm messy. When we were players and we shared rooms on the tournaments, I remember he would give my dirty laundry, it drove him crazy to see him hang in the room ... We have improved in contact with each other. There were also some memorable binges, of course ...
Arnaud is a generous guy with a quirky humor, a little bit in the clouds. He is also a very social. Far from the image of tennis champion distant from real life. He is also very straight. He has always feel guilty towards his problems with teh ballkids. When I became a dad, I said, 'Do you realize, this could be my son who picks you up the balls'. He was angry a lot, promised to make efforts and it lasted 12 minutes ... But that was not personal, it was his way of dealing with the pressure of competition. Arnaud is a really nice guy. His state of mind will stay in the French tennis. One way or another. "

soulage
06-22-2012, 07:08 PM
They draw Ramirez Hidalgo / Ramos

Mika is in Paris because baby is still not there. I think we won't be sure they'll play before they'll be on court :lol: Not easy to wait the birth of a child and play a tournament.

soulage
06-24-2012, 11:48 AM
He trained yesterday with Mika in Wimbledon. We learn that he went to see Adele in Aix before his nomination. He has choosen some bottles of Côte Rôti in his cellar to celebrate his new state of captain.
He was in the train yesterday with Mika and Amelie and they discuss about wines and played cards. In another article we learn that Mika and Arno planed to join others players to see the football match if they were decided to leave their hotel.

pic by Amelie https://twitter.com/AmeMauresmo/status/216523612922978304/photo/1/large

https://p.twimg.com/AwE_FCoCIAEKUED.jpg:large

Marine
06-24-2012, 01:17 PM
I hope they decided to stay at the hotel :o

Very nice pic, with our 2 new captains !(fed cup/davis cup)

Via
06-24-2012, 03:36 PM
oh so amelie just became captain too? (i am so out of touch :o)

the dc captain manages to look a little taller by the use of hair gel/wax ... honestly it's standing up so much, it's more like electrocuted :devil:

anyway i hope he'll get to play, the last doubles.

soulage
06-24-2012, 07:51 PM
oh so amelie just became captain too? (i am so out of touch :o)
Not yet she's the one the girls wants but asked for some weeks before giving her answer. If she says yes Arno and Amélie will be the new captain duet :)

anyway i hope he'll get to play, the last doubles.
http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/270746/clement-pret-a-defendre-son-titre/ He says he's more focus on his new job that on this double even if Mika said to him they come to defend their title :lol: If they play it will be just for pleasure. Mika plays his single tomorrow so maybe double on tuesday

Arno in Wimby surely with Media for interview https://twitter.com/ericsalliot/status/216944713612267520/photo/1/large

https://p.twimg.com/AwK-EU-CEAEeI5-.jpg:large

Via
06-27-2012, 01:45 AM
arno and mika's last doubles match should start at 11.30 on court 11 on wednesday. given arno (and mika too perhaps) has been much distracted the last few days, they will have to find their form quick. good luck, have fun!

Via
06-27-2012, 12:46 PM
wow our guys are serious, they are leading 2 sets to love. btw, mika looks very different from the last time i saw him... that is if you believe the ibm slam tracker :lol:

Kezzi
06-27-2012, 01:35 PM
Mika has a new outfit to pay tribute to Arnaud's last Wimbledon. :lol:
https://p.twimg.com/AwZQ77OCEAELCPx.jpg
https://twitter.com/AdamHuntSport/status/217950622408904704/photo/1

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556965_489604831054446_1314215853_n.jpg
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489604831054446&set=a.137040066310926.26049.136125513069048&type=3

Kezzi
06-27-2012, 01:38 PM
They lost the 3rd set in tiebreak, 7-4, but are leading in 4th 2-0.
Allez! :cheerleader:

Via
06-27-2012, 01:55 PM
win - 4th set was 6-0

i almost misread the scores the other way round and was shocked for a second :p

Via
06-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Mika has a new outfit to pay tribute to Arnaud's last Wimbledon. :lol:
https://p.twimg.com/AwZQ77OCEAELCPx.jpg
https://twitter.com/AdamHuntSport/status/217950622408904704/photo/1

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556965_489604831054446_1314215853_n.jpg
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489604831054446&set=a.137040066310926.26049.136125513069048&type=3

i didn't mean that new look... but :lol:

maybe the spaniards died of laughter...

Kezzi
06-27-2012, 02:24 PM
i didn't mean that new look... but :lol:

maybe the spaniards died of laughter...
I looked up the pic on the website of Wimbledon, it's a very old one, right? :scratch:

I think they did. :lol:

soulage
06-27-2012, 04:52 PM
That's fun :lol:

We can follow CanalPlus sport on Web :) I catch a very small post match interview and the images of Mika taking the bandana in arno's bag when they arrived on court :lol:

other pic https://twitter.com/FFTennis/status/217990977577693184/photo/1

Marine
06-27-2012, 05:34 PM
It's Mika at 100% :lol:
Just lack the sunglasses ;)

soulage
06-27-2012, 09:11 PM
Just lack the sunglasses ;)
Because he was worried not able to play with it http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Clement-llodra-ca-continue/294407 They are still waiting for baby Llodra http://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rmcsport.fr%2Feditorial%2F27187 2%2Fllodra-et-clement-font-durer-le-plaisir%2F

Not sure they will have a second double match even if baby is not expected before monday. Arno was at the end of Julien's match and had a discussion with forget during the end of third set. I saw on a tweet if at Rufin's match before

Marine
06-27-2012, 10:57 PM
quel boulet ce Mika!!! Il pouvait pas programmer le bébé dans son agenda annuel, comme n'importe quel tournoi !!! :rolleyes::lol:

soulage
06-28-2012, 07:26 PM
It seems Arno has moved from his hotel to the FFT staff house or maybe he comes to visit his friends cos where he's Hagelauer ? Nothing special in the article http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/bienvenue-chez-les-frenchies

http://www1.fft.fr/sites/default/files/imagecache/fft_front_slideshow/images/maison_fft.jpg

Schedule for tomorrow not yet out

soulage
06-29-2012, 04:53 PM
They won in 3 sets :) Now Mika goes back in France and their match vs Bryans should be on monday. Problem is that the birth is due on monday so he may not come back in Wimbledon. It was maybe the last match of Arno :sad:

http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/272470/la-tuile-pour-llodra/

Marine
06-29-2012, 07:03 PM
It seems Arnaud is officially part of the STAFF FFT now, since he stays in this house FFT hires for their staff. :lol:

Lesliem
06-29-2012, 09:28 PM
They played very well today, it's a pleasure to watch them together a last time =) I hope Mrs Llodra will let them play against Bryan brothers ;)

soulage
06-29-2012, 09:36 PM
he was at Bennet's match tonight.

Now he could come back in france as He said he has to talk with Mika but I think Mika will stay in France and there will not have the match against the Bryans http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/sport/tennis/wimbledon-arnaud-clement-la-der-ou-pas_1132581.html

Kezzi
06-29-2012, 09:43 PM
The baby will be born tomorrow and they will be back on the grass on Monday. :angel:

Marine
06-29-2012, 11:15 PM
Let's hope...

He should take Gillou's example, who has waited for losing before leaving NYC to go back home.
Come one, it's his third kid, Mika knows wha's a newborn, no need to be there the first days... :devil::angel:

Via
06-30-2012, 01:08 AM
i never have a kid so i can't comment. ideally going out playing the bryans would be a better conclusion for arno than before. but all four of them are old enough to know that playing is not the most important thing.

soulage
06-30-2012, 10:24 AM
The birth of his baby is more important and even if he has no kids Arno is aware of this.

When I read the report I have not the feeling mika will come back http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/les-echos-de-wimbledon-v Arno could leave wimbledon today as until february he will have time to see players and he says he has already discussed with them here.

soulage
07-01-2012, 04:10 PM
They're not scheduled on monday ;) Anyway rain is expected :lol: Well we are still waiting the news about when they play and if they can go on court

yesterday Arno trained with Forget during one hour http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/les-echos-de-wimbledon-vi

Kezzi
07-01-2012, 09:04 PM
Let's hope...

He should take Gillou's example, who has waited for losing before leaving NYC to go back home.
Come one, it's his third kid, Mika knows wha's a newborn, no need to be there the first days... :devil::angel:
But Gilou already missed the birth, so he would have never been on time. Even if he took the first plane back. That's different. I understand that Mika wants to be there or maybe Camille threatened to kill him if he misses it. :lol:

They're not scheduled on monday ;) Anyway rain is expected :lol: Well we are still waiting the news about when they play and if they can go on court

yesterday Arno trained with Forget during one hour http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/les-echos-de-wimbledon-vi
See, the oop gods and (hopefully the rain god) are giving baby Llodra extra time to make us all happy. ;)

soulage
07-03-2012, 08:44 AM
Baby Llodra is not yet born but Mika came back yesterday evening to play today. They are scheduled second on court 14 if weather permitting.

It means captain will miss the end of Jo and Richard matches while yesterday he was at Jo's match and had a 2 hour discussion with him during the rain delay. Captain is talkative :lol: Well he already saw many matches of the guys and have time to see them again in others tournaments

Via
07-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Baby Llodra is not yet born but Mika came back yesterday evening to play today. They are scheduled second on court 14 if weather permitting.

It means captain will miss the end of Jo and Richard matches while yesterday he was at Jo's match and had a 2 hour discussion with him during the rain delay. Captain is talkative :lol: Well he already saw many matches of the guys and have time to see them again in others tournaments

:lol: Jo may already be regretting his vote for captain. i can imagine a very animated captain on court side during future DC matches. well hopefully they will not need to wear team bandanas. but they may need to iron their own shirts.

good luck with the doubles today :cool:

Kezzi
07-03-2012, 02:18 PM
I love the idea of team bandanas, especially after seeing Mika with one. :lol: That could be Arnaud's new tactic, defeat the opponent with laughter. :p

Iron their own shirts? I don't get it. :scratch:

soulage
07-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Lot of rain and so rain delays today. Match stopped at 76(5)/64/2-2 for the Bryans

The really end of his career is near :sad:

Kezzi
07-03-2012, 11:27 PM
Roger also got back from 2-0 against Benny, so nothing is impossible! Allez Mika & Arnaud! :cheerleader:

Fat Camel
07-04-2012, 02:20 PM
Arnaud missed some chances to win 6-2 and serve to start the 4th set, but still 6-3 :)
Allez bandana team!

Via
07-04-2012, 02:28 PM
there will be no gold medal for arno and mika, but i guess they want to give it all for their last.

the bryans are more like the 'roger' of doubles lol

'iron their shirts' simply refers to arno's renowned self discipline! :D

Fat Camel
07-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Arnaud is lobbing Bryans to death, 3-2 with the break :)

Fat Camel
07-04-2012, 02:50 PM
Time for the fith set, they are playing brilliant ;)
Allez! It will be amazing if they pull a comeback!

Via
07-04-2012, 02:56 PM
the end is near, but they're making it last :lol:

Fat Camel
07-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Mika is broken...0-2...Not the end, they can break Bryans today.

Fat Camel
07-04-2012, 03:20 PM
They lost 2-6, but great fight today.
Good match to end Arnaud's career :sad:

Via
07-04-2012, 03:20 PM
:sobbing: 2-6 5th set

soulage
07-04-2012, 04:56 PM
End !


It was not easy to work and try to watch the streaming for that last match :sad:.

They played very well during 2 sets and the Bryans up their level in the last set. Nice moments at the end with the pics in front od the scoreboard and with the twins. I get a record of my poor streaming but the last minutes of Arno on courts deserve a little memory like Arno who left the court with the balls of the last game of the last match of his career


from FFT

https://p.twimg.com/Aw9_iS1CIAA6XyP.jpg:large
https://p.twimg.com/Aw9_0WdCIAA-IlG.jpg:large

soulage
07-04-2012, 06:47 PM
some articles
http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon-2012/actualites/j9-clement-tire-sa-reverence
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Clement-dernier-tour-de-piste/296226
http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/sport/tennis/wimbledon-clement-voila-c-est-vraiment-fini_1134486.html

Same things in all of them Google can do the translation work

An audio here http://www.rtl.fr/actualites/sport/tennis/article/wimbledon-double-clap-de-fin-pour-arnaud-clement-7750365802

I uploaded my poor streaming http://www.mirorii.com/fichier/6/610099/lastmatch-flv.html

soulage
07-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Just before his last service game he said I will be broken it will sum up my double career :haha: Well this is what's happened :lol:

Now he will rest and think about captaincy Not sure he will go to the OG to see the guys maybe only watch on Tv ;)

Arnaud Clement : “ Beaucoup de plaisir sur le court hier. Je suis heureux de finir avec un bon niveau et contre une très bonne équipe. Maintenant, un peu de repos pour souffler car il s'est passé beaucoup de choses ces dernières semaines, cela va me faire du bien de prendre un peu de recul. Merci à toutes et tous pour vos nombreux messages ! ”


On the ATP site they made an article on his retirement http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/07/27/Wimbledon-Clement-Plays-Final-Match.aspx

Via
07-06-2012, 02:19 PM
famous last words :lol:

thanks again soulage for finding all these gems :worship:

Kezzi
07-06-2012, 08:19 PM
The article on the ATP contains a mistake, Llodra borrowed Bruno's shirt, not Arnaud. :p

Marine
07-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Does anyone have some news about Mika's new born ??? I mean, baby was due last week I think, so I guess he's born, but I didn't find any info about it (sex/name etc...)
I know it's Arnaud's thread, but Mika's one is desert, I have more chances to learn something here.

soulage
07-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Not yet but the term was last friday I think. We have speak of that baby during all wimby but she never comes :lol:

Kezzi
07-08-2012, 08:50 PM
I've read somewhere that the doctors would decide a new due date if the baby wasn't born within a week. I don't remember exactly where I read that. :scratch:

Via
07-09-2012, 09:03 AM
this is a good place to follow up on mika's baby, i think we cared about it more than the average mika fan :lol:

Marine
07-09-2012, 09:40 AM
You're right Via, here it's also Mika's thread, since they have finished with cold war !
Double, business/wine, DC, Arnaud=Mika :lol:

Marine
07-09-2012, 06:11 PM
And in our arnaud/mika thread, I can put an article about Mika haha :lol:
Friday it was the "inauguration" or their wine bar, called "Dr.Wine" in Dijon.
Mika was there, not Arnaud because he still was in Wimbledon to support Jo (good captain ! lol). It seems his third child was born the day before....

http://www.gazetteinfo.fr/2012/07/09/llodra-inaugure-dr-wine-aux-cotes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=llodra-inaugure-dr-wine-aux-cotes

soulage
07-09-2012, 06:34 PM
So they lost wednesday against the Bryans and baby is born thursday ! Perfect timing :) Congrats we wait the name now.



L'associé qu'on voit à côté de Mika et qui est nommé dans l'article on le voit souvent dans les tribunes de tennis et aux match d'arno ;) Un ami de longue date sans doute.

Marine
07-09-2012, 06:49 PM
you know if it's a boy or a girl ?

L'associé, tu parles du dénommé Antoine Prudent ? Le mec en jean aux yeux bleus ? Je t'avoue que sa tête ne me dit pas plus que ça.

soulage
07-09-2012, 07:26 PM
It's girl he said it earlier this year http://www.rtl.fr/actualites/sport/tennis/article/son-3eme-tour-face-a-murray-sa-vie-de-famille-llodra-se-confie-774244156 And Camille is not even 30 Yo and she already got 3 children Good job :) :lol:

Oui Antoine Prudent, on le voit souvent dans les tribunes joueurs à RG ou ailleurs et il était assis à côté d'arno pendant la coupe davis à Monaco. Je l'ai googlé et c'est un financier, gestionnaire de portefeuille; C'est une affaire entre amis. Ca doit coûter cher de boire un verre là-bas par contre :eek:

Marine
07-09-2012, 07:33 PM
It's girl he said it earlier this year http://www.rtl.fr/actualites/sport/tennis/article/son-3eme-tour-face-a-murray-sa-vie-de-famille-llodra-se-confie-774244156 And Camille is not even 30 Yo and she already got 3 children Good job :) :lol:
Good for them it's a girl, Théo seems to be a little terror ! lol
Anyway his kids are funny like their father, I complain Camille! lol


Oui Antoine Prudent, on le voit souvent dans les tribunes joueurs à RG ou ailleurs et il était assis à côté d'arno pendant la coupe davis à Monaco. Je l'ai googlé et c'est un financier, gestionnaire de portefeuille; C'est une affaire entre amis. Ca doit coûter cher de boire un verre là-bas par contre :eek:

Moi aussi je l'avais googlé entre temps, un business man, qui est passé par Genève entre autre, pas surprenant qu'il soit dans le tennis. lol
Il s'occupe peut-être des affaires de certains joueurs français.