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The Gasket Blowers Chat Thread 4

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Rgask
10-11-2007, 04:59 PM
does he has a girlfriend?
ill ask him that.....i bet he'll stare at his shoes...:P

my0118
10-11-2007, 05:34 PM
does he has a girlfriend?

Yes, Chun-Li in Street Fighter.

Allure
10-11-2007, 08:01 PM
Yes, Chun-Li in Street Fighter.

WTF?? LMAO :haha: :haha:

my0118
10-12-2007, 07:22 AM
WTF?? LMAO :haha: :haha:

I heard he likes video games. :devil:

Allure
10-12-2007, 07:27 AM
I heard he likes video games. :devil:

I know he likes video games but Chun Li??? How random. I'd say he is more of a Sonya Blade type. :unsure: BTW that is from Mortal Kombat if you didn't know. :p

my0118
10-12-2007, 07:33 AM
I don't know :lol: It just popped up when I saw her reply. :lol:

Allure
10-12-2007, 07:38 AM
Anyways he doesn't need video games when he has me. ;) :p He can play with me all day. :devil:

my0118
10-12-2007, 07:49 AM
Anyways he doesn't need video games when he has me. ;) :p He can play with me all day. :devil:

:spit: You're his official Chun-Li? :lol:

silverwhite
10-12-2007, 09:28 AM
Speaking of video games, there are rumours that Richard will be in TopSpin 3 :haha:

Ome
10-12-2007, 12:59 PM
Yes, Chun-Li in Street Fighter.

No way.

Richard can't possibly be that lucky!! :p

my0118
10-12-2007, 01:40 PM
Speaking of video games, there are rumours that Richard will be in TopSpin 3 :haha:

I searched on Wikipedia and his character is supposed to be in that video game. :spit:

No way.

Richard can't possibly be that lucky!! :p

Chun-Li is too hot for him? :lol:

http://www.street.fighter.free.fr/chunli/head.jpg

Allure
10-12-2007, 06:45 PM
Is Topspin a tennis vg? If so, I might buy it if Richard's in it even though I don't have a game system. :o

Ome
10-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Chun-Li is too hot for him? :lol:

http://www.street.fighter.free.fr/chunli/head.jpg

She's going to kick his @$$ :devil:

:lol:

Allure
10-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Chun Li is pretty for an animated character. :lol:

BTW Mia, I replied to your pm. :hug:

Ome
10-12-2007, 09:23 PM
I always choose her when playing Street Fighter :lol:

Allure
10-12-2007, 09:24 PM
LMAO me too. :lol: I think Ryu and Ken are so hot. :hearts:

Ome
10-12-2007, 09:29 PM
I kicked Ryu's butt every time :lol:

Ken :hearts:

Ome
10-12-2007, 09:32 PM
BTW, I hate Dhalsim so freakin' much :fiery:
What a cheater with those long arms and legs :ras:

:lol:

Allure
10-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Is it just me or do Ken and Ryu look more European/American than Japanese. :lol: Ryu reminds me a bit of Tom Cruise. :lol:

I somestime play on my brothers PlayStation and I always get my ass kicked by Bison. That jerk. :mad:

Ome
10-12-2007, 10:14 PM
Ryu does look Japanese to me ;) Ken looks more American but he was born in the US after all :rolls:

Also hate Sagat :smash:

Allure
10-12-2007, 10:15 PM
Did you know the guy who played Bison in the SF movie died? He was also the lead in the Addams family. :awww:

Ome
10-12-2007, 10:22 PM
I didn't know this...
I remember him from SF movie :awww: :sad:

Allure
10-12-2007, 10:25 PM
He had a heart attack. :sad:

BTW, did you watch the Chinese version of SF? Jackie chan played Chun Li and another character. :rolls:

Ome
10-12-2007, 10:28 PM
:sad:

No, I didn't. But Jackie Chan as Chun Li :eek: I need to Google for some pics :haha:

Allure
10-12-2007, 10:31 PM
http://www.misterpot.blogger.com.br/street04.JPG

http://www.misterpot.blogger.com.br/jackie_anim.gif

Ome
10-12-2007, 10:40 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Can't believe I miss this one :rolls:

Allure
10-12-2007, 10:45 PM
It's quite a dumb movie. I'm sure he was embarrassed when making it. :rolls:

Ome
10-12-2007, 10:49 PM
Judging from the pictures, he should be :rolls:

my0118
10-13-2007, 03:54 AM
LMAO @ Jackie Chan as Chun Li. :haha: :haha:

Chun Li is pretty for an animated character. :lol:

BTW Mia, I replied to your pm. :hug:

:hug:

I always choose her when playing Street Fighter :lol:

:haha: me too. I like her attacking skill. :lol: :o

Ome
10-13-2007, 04:40 AM
My brother loves to piss me off by choosing the Indian guy with long legs and arms, Dhalsim :o I can't stand him :lol:

I think she has a soft spot for Ken. I usually lose to him whenever I play either against another player or computer :rolls:

Allure
10-13-2007, 04:57 AM
LMAO @ Jackie Chan as Chun Li. :haha: :haha:



:hug:



:haha: me too. I like her attacking skill. :lol: :o

Hey Mia. :wavey: Who's that in your avatar? :)

my0118
10-13-2007, 06:23 AM
Hey guys. :wavey:
he's the eldest grandson of the King from Denmark.
he's become popular over here because of his looks. he's a baby, but his facial expressions look like he's already lived for over decades. :lol:

Allure
10-13-2007, 06:35 AM
You have the most random avatars Mia. Panda, coffee, now a royal baby. :lol:

my0118
10-13-2007, 06:46 AM
Yeah I have. :lol:

Allure
10-13-2007, 07:26 AM
BTW, do you subscribe to mastersseriestv? I am thinking of buying the Madrid/Paris pack for 14.95. :p

my0118
10-13-2007, 08:20 AM
Yeah, I did for an annual pass. Are they selling it at a discount? :scratch:

Allure
10-13-2007, 06:00 PM
They have a special. Buy Madrid and get Paris free. Is it possible to rip the match from the site? :confused:

my0118
10-14-2007, 03:54 AM
Yeah but you have to remove DRM if you want to upload it. In case it's just for you, you don't have to do that. :)

Allure
10-14-2007, 03:57 AM
What is DRM?

my0118
10-14-2007, 04:01 AM
Digital Rights Management. It's kind of protection. If you don't pay for it, they don't let you watch it by DRM.

Allure
10-14-2007, 04:26 AM
Okay let's say I purchase masterseriestv how do I remove DRM and upload to youtube or megaupload?

my0118
10-14-2007, 04:35 AM
Oooh, it's kind of complicated. First of all, you have to record them by streaming recorder. Then remove DRM from the video you recorded. There's DRM remover software, but if you have the latest WMP player, it won't work. So you should downgrade your WMP into 11 beta version or 10 before doing everything I said previously.

Follow this site. Maybe you will get the information.
http://all-streaming-media.com

Allure
10-14-2007, 05:11 AM
Oooh, it's kind of complicated. First of all, you have to record them by streaming recorder. Then remove DRM from the video you recorded. There's DRM remover software, but if you have the latest WMP player, it won't work. So you should downgrade your WMP into 11 beta version or 10 before doing everything I said previously.

Follow this site. Maybe you will get the information.
http://all-streaming-media.com

Lol sounds complicated. If I do order, I'll try. :lol:

Rgask
10-14-2007, 12:29 PM
Richiezz draw....looks hard...but i feel he can do something...:P

juvvi
10-14-2007, 12:40 PM
Richie's draw is hard. But I am betting $100 on him to win the tournament. I can't find a bookie to place the bet. Anyone know any site offering odds for the Madrid masters winner?

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 12:51 PM
What a horrid draw! :help:

I wouldn't do that if I were you, juvvi. :unsure:

juvvi
10-14-2007, 12:54 PM
Matheiu in the second round - Blake possibly in the third - Djokovic in Quarters ,blah blah blah. It all counts to nothing because France is already out of the Rugby world cup.

Can somebody tell me any site that provides odds for this tournament?

Puschkin
10-14-2007, 01:04 PM
What a horrid draw! :help:

I don't agree. It is a normal draw for a Master's tourney. Mathieu, Blake and Djokovic might be quite tired when meeting Richard. :p Besides, two of his toughest opponents for Shanghai (Haas and Gonzales) might meet in the 3rd round already. Allez, Richard, it is in your own hands.

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 01:08 PM
Gonzalez or Robredo would have been easier 3rd round opponents. :shrug:

I'm predicting a 3rd round loss to Blake.

Puschkin
10-14-2007, 01:13 PM
Gonzalez or Robredo would have been easier 3rd round opponents. :shrug:


Ferrer would have been worse, much worse. :p

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 01:21 PM
2 vs 1 ;)

Rgask
10-14-2007, 01:22 PM
Ferrer would have been worse, much worse. :p
I agree, its all in richie's hands....
see, he can beat mathieu...then blake is not that good at the present...It will be a bit harder but he has to show some stuff..
If he beats blake,then i think D-joke should be tired enuff to lose...
So overall, i think richie has a gooodd chance to score points over other seeds...:devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

my0118
10-14-2007, 01:24 PM
Gonzalez or Robredo would have been easier 3rd round opponents. :shrug:

I'm predicting a 3rd round loss to Blake.

Well Robredo is too consistent for him I think Blake is better.
But I hope Mario could beat Blake in the second.

silverwhite
10-14-2007, 01:27 PM
Robredo isn't that good indoors. :shrug:

Yeah. Ajmo, Mario! :rocker2:

my0118
10-14-2007, 01:33 PM
Well but he has ability to beat him with his annyoing consistency. :o
Good to see either Gonzalez or Haas has to fall in the 3rd.
But honestly, it seems to be never easy in anywhere on that draw.

Allure
10-14-2007, 05:02 PM
Hard draw for Richie. I don't know if he can even beat Blake. :unsure:

my0118
10-15-2007, 02:27 AM
Well at least his H2H against Blake is on the slight edge, which is psychologically a good thing.

Allure
10-15-2007, 02:43 AM
As I recall they met once in Toronto where an on fire Richard beat Blake in two sets. Blake is playing really well now and Richard is in pretty good form. This is close.

silverwhite
10-15-2007, 05:47 AM
Richard wasn't on fire in that match. Blake started the match on fire and then started to misfire. Richard did a lot of defending. :lol:

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 10:22 AM
Almagro leads Gonzalez 3-0. Vamos!! :devil:

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 10:36 AM
4-3* :o

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 10:47 AM
SP missed at 5-4* :o

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Almagro wasted 8 SPs and Gonzo took the TB :retard:

Allure
10-17-2007, 11:12 AM
The tb was long as hell. :rolls:

my0118
10-17-2007, 11:22 AM
Nice one Almugro. You deserve to be a member of mugfest.

Allure
10-17-2007, 11:24 AM
Mia I have some questions. I downloaded several stream recorders and when I input the ATP masters series link of the video it says url invalid. :confused:

Also how do I get WM recorder for free or do I have to pay? :wavey:

Thanks :hug:

my0118
10-17-2007, 11:27 AM
Yeah most of recorders can't record the video proctected.
But WM recorder can do it.
And I got a serial number from somewhere. I think you can find one as well. :)

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Almugro :retard:

Allure
10-17-2007, 12:01 PM
Mia I downloaded the serial number for WM Recorder 10 and when I attempted to install the code package something went wrong and now my internet works every five minutes and then disconnect. :o

Renaud
10-17-2007, 12:07 PM
I hate this loser....

Puschkin
10-17-2007, 12:16 PM
I hate this loser....

:confused: whom?:wavey:

my0118
10-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Mia I downloaded the serial number for WM Recorder 10 and when I attempted to install the code package something went wrong and now my internet works every five minutes and then disconnect. :o

Well, try other versions.
I use to install 9 and 11 and both worked. I wish I gave them I once had installed to you but I removed. :o :hug:

Schu
10-17-2007, 05:08 PM
I hate this loser....

YOu must have just seen Richie choke away the 1st set tiebreak - with credit to PHM for choking a little less.

Rgask
10-17-2007, 05:58 PM
i agree with the new thread title...

silverwhite
10-17-2007, 05:59 PM
I'm just tired of this mental and tactical crap. Just 1 win in the last 4 big tournaments (Montreal, Cincinnati, USO, Madrid)... Looks like Wimbledon was just an aberration. :shrug:

lisaplenske
10-17-2007, 06:07 PM
:sad: :sad:

gonna change my avatar now,I thought his asiatic run was really annuncing a much better richard,more "zen" with the real willness to win that place for Shanghai but it seems that it wasnt the case...

Schu
10-17-2007, 08:10 PM
I'm just tired of this mental and tactical crap. Just 1 win in the last 4 big tournaments (Montreal, Cincinnati, USO, Madrid)... Looks like Wimbledon was just an aberration. :shrug:

YEP. The excuses are running out. But I still gotta believe... someday... and if not, he's still good for one or two amazing matches a year.

silverwhite
10-18-2007, 02:49 AM
YEP. The excuses are running out. But I still gotta believe... someday... and if not, he's still good for one or two amazing matches a year.

The thing is that we enjoy watching him play aggressive tennis and if he stops doing that... :shrug:

Schu
10-18-2007, 04:14 AM
The thing is that we enjoy watching him play aggressive tennis and if he stops doing that... :shrug:

it's :banghead: :banghead:

Allure
10-18-2007, 04:19 AM
I really think if he doesn't step up for 08 he should accept he probably won't achieve anything big. :shrug:

silverwhite
10-18-2007, 04:21 AM
I really think if he doesn't step up for 08 he should accept he probably won't achieve anything big. :shrug:

I accepted that long ago. Doesn't make things less frustrating though. :lol:

Allure
10-18-2007, 04:40 AM
It just pisses me off that players with games not as nice as Richard's are the ones winning big titles. :rolleyes:

my0118
10-18-2007, 09:45 AM
As for yesterday's match, it was far from his play I like.
He can play defensively when it needs, but the problem is he does most of times.

*julie*
10-18-2007, 11:34 AM
YEP. The excuses are running out. But I still gotta believe... someday... and if not, he's still good for one or two amazing matches a year.

I am trying to accept the fact he will never be consistent.
I got used to the rollercoaster with Paulo anyway.

Puschkin
10-18-2007, 11:48 AM
YEP. The excuses are running out. But I still gotta believe... someday... and if not, he's still good for one or two amazing matches a year.

I still think that one big win would kick off things into another dimension. For the time being it is too much hot and cold.
Time to rewatch the Wimby QF once more. ;)

Schu
10-18-2007, 06:05 PM
It just pisses me off that players with games not as nice as Richard's are the ones winning big titles. :rolleyes:

I feel your pain. The neat thing about tennis is that there is so much more to the game than just raw physical talent. And those winning the big titles have enough physical talent PLUS mega doses of the other dimensions to win. How many times have you seen the athletes with enormous talent not reach their potential - it all comes so easy for them that they never really learned how to work/fight/use their brain. And then there is Roger...

I know EVERYONE is tired of the "he's still young" (so am I) but if you look at the Top 10-15, apart from the exceptional Nadal and Djokovic, the rest of the guys are 24 - 26 years old or even older. So he IS still young. BUT he still needs to STEP IT UP. Oh yea - I forgot about Berdych and Baggy - both of whom are having their problems too. I guess Murray could be make a swift assent up the ranks too (i hope NOT) but there are still a lot of "old guys" at the top some of whom made it to the Top 10 for the first time at age 24 or 25.

lisaplenske
10-18-2007, 06:47 PM
As for yesterday's match, it was far from his play I like.
He can play defensively when it needs, but the problem is he does most of times.

that's it.You said it.He has been playing a very defensive tennis for 2 years now.Where is the inspired and entousiasmic tennis that we saw in 2005 at Monte Carlo against Federer and Nadal?his game turned bad,just as a simple and boring defensive game "à l'espagnol":rolleyes:
I miss that time when richard gave us always great matchs, now he play just one great match per year but only when he can play and injury free, that is to say: very seldom(très rarement!!!!!!:retard: )
Be YOU richard and use all your skills and talent, dont be another robredo please:sad:

Schu
10-18-2007, 07:50 PM
that's it.You said it.He has been playing a very defensive tennis for 2 years now.Where is the inspired and entousiasmic tennis that we saw in 2005 at Monte Carlo against Federer and Nadal?his game turned bad,just as a simple and boring defensive game "à l'espagnol":rolleyes:
I miss that time when richard gave us always great matchs, now he play just one great match per year but only when he can play and injury free, that is to say: very seldom(très rarement!!!!!!:retard: )
Be YOU richard and use all your skills and talent, dont be another robredo please:sad:

I think some coaches along the way tired to get Richard to play "percentage tennis" and stiffled Richard's flamboyant play. Perhpas he learned too well. It's not easy to be patient enough to wait for the right time to let it rip so now he looks like he either plays really defensive OR occassionally lets it loose when he is in the zone(ie. Wimbledon). But now it's time to put the 2 together. But if he has to play one way or the other I say "let it rip" and be the showpony that he is assused of being - might as well go down in flames and have a good time as that seems to be his natural inclination. But there is no reason he can't be a smart AND agressive player.

Allure
10-18-2007, 08:38 PM
that's it.You said it.He has been playing a very defensive tennis for 2 years now.Where is the inspired and entousiasmic tennis that we saw in 2005 at Monte Carlo against Federer and Nadal?his game turned bad,just as a simple and boring defensive game "à l'espagnol":rolleyes:
I miss that time when richard gave us always great matchs, now he play just one great match per year but only when he can play and injury free, that is to say: very seldom(très rarement!!!!!!:retard: )
Be YOU richard and use all your skills and talent, dont be another robredo please:sad:

I think he played really freely before (MC) is because then he had no pressure and he was still young. No one expected anything of him yet. But now he has a lot more weight on his shoulders so he can't go all out. Happens to all pros. :sad:

Ome
10-18-2007, 09:12 PM
Gee, I don't understand why some of Gasquet fans are so pessimistic :p

He's still young. Give him a room to grow :lol: If a Mathieu fan like me can stay positive, why can't you? :lol:

Richard has a game. He is one talented kid. But it's never easy to put that talent to work. He'll be in a Top 10, I have no doubt about that.

And about him playing a defensive game, if it hurts his game overall... I wonder why Eric doesn't do anything about it. I've read about this for months now. It's just strange that it's been posted here and neither Richard nor Eric do something about it.

I have never doubted his tennis talent, but I doubt his fighting spirit on court. The attitude he wears out there... But of course, I don't know him well enough. And I'm not in a position to judge him.

Anyway, fans are supposed to be supportive. I think Richard needs it. Yes, you can mad at him for a day, and that should be enough. :lol:

And I don't know if he does or does not deserve to go to Shanghai... all I know is he wants to and as sure as hell he's going to try.

Allure
10-18-2007, 09:21 PM
Maybe we're a little harsh but he's already 21 and haven't even won a Masters title yet. All the other new balls have stepped up to the plate. Nadal with 3 GSs. Djoke with two or three Masters shield. Baggy with AO final etc. A lot of people have placed high hopes on Richie and he hasn't delivered. One wonders if he ever will. :shrug:

Ome
10-18-2007, 09:30 PM
The problem is you guys compare him to other players. Maybe something is wrong with me, but I hate comparing people to others simply because I would hate it if someone does that to me :lol:

But of course, this is tennis. It's about competition. However, all I ever do is hoping for the best for my players. I don't expect them to be world no.1 even though I want badly for them to do so. I guess I didn't win "fan of the year" award because of that :rolls:

Allure
10-18-2007, 09:57 PM
Yeah maybe we should take him as he is. Someone with talent who is a mental midget. :rolls:

Ome
10-18-2007, 10:03 PM
He's not a mental midget :lol: But if he is, then most of tennis players are as well :lol:

Allure
10-18-2007, 10:11 PM
LOL. He was always known as a headcase along with Safin and PHM. :rolleyes: :p

Ome
10-18-2007, 10:14 PM
Really? :eek: I have never really considered Richard as one :lol:

Safin and PHM are the best by far :o

Puschkin
10-18-2007, 10:40 PM
I think he played really freely before (MC) is because then he had no pressure and he was still young. No one expected anything of him yet.

Richard was on the cover of French tennis magazine when he was 9(!) with the headline "The Champion France is waiting for" and you say nobody expected anything of him before Monte Carlo. :rolleyes:

Richard has a game. He is one talented kid. But it's never easy to put that talent to work. He'll be in a Top 10, I have no doubt about that....Anyway, fans are supposed to be supportive. I think Richard needs it. Yes, you can mad at him for a day, and that should be enough. :lol:

:worship: Ome, you are just wonderful.

And about him playing a defensive game, if it hurts his game overall... I wonder why Eric doesn't do anything about it. I've read about this for months now. It's just strange that it's been posted here and neither Richard nor Eric do something about it.

That is not quite true, both have spoken about it.

Ome
10-18-2007, 10:50 PM
:worship: Ome, you are just wonderful.



That is not quite true, both have spoken about it.

Thanks :D
I was quite disgusted with the hanging Richard comment :o

Oh, good to know. I thought only his fans notice it :lol:

Schu
10-18-2007, 10:56 PM
It always bothers me when I hear any professional player called a mental midget. I too have criticized and called a few players headcases but Richard, PHM, Safin, Verdasco, Nalbandian, Gaudio and everyone else who has been accused of that is certainly not a mental midget. The Professional Tour is extremely difficult and anyone who makes it past the Challengers, not to mention Top 20 in the World, is certainly tougher than I could ever hope to be. Of course some are made of titanium (know I spelled that wrong) and others just of steel but all strong just the same.

Allure
10-18-2007, 11:02 PM
It always bothers me when I hear any professional player called a mental midget. I too have criticized and called a few players headcases but Richard, PHM, Safin, Verdasco, Nalbandian, Gaudio and everyone else who has been accused of that is certainly not a mental midget. The Professional Tour is extremely difficult and anyone who makes it past the Challengers, not to mention Top 20 in the World, is certainly tougher than I could ever hope to be. Of course some are made of titanium (know I spelled that wrong) and others just of steel but all strong just the same.

Well maybe he'll prove me wrong. ;)

Schu
10-18-2007, 11:12 PM
Well maybe he'll prove me wrong. ;)

Let's hope ;)

Puschkin
10-18-2007, 11:15 PM
It always bothers me when I hear any professional player called a mental midget. I too have criticized and called a few players headcases but Richard, PHM, Safin, Verdasco, Nalbandian, Gaudio and everyone else who has been accused of that is certainly not a mental midget.

I totally agree with you, but it is MTF style to call players mental midgets, chokers, losers, cheaters, spartans :rolleyes: etc. And i have a feeling the less people achieve in their own lives, the more they are prone to use that language.

I was quite disgusted with the hanging Richard comment :o
So was I and I commented on the GM thread.

Ome
10-18-2007, 11:17 PM
:D There you go people. Let's stay positive ;)

:secret: I know it's hard when a person who starts this thread is one of the greatest pessimists around here :rolls:

Allure
10-18-2007, 11:21 PM
I was disappointed at Richard but talking about hanging is no joke. :rolleyes:

I love Richard and want him to do well and I sometimes put a lot of expectations on him. (As like other Richard fans.) But I think he won't be successful until he shed the pressure off and play for himself, not for his country or other people.

Ome
10-18-2007, 11:22 PM
So was I and I commented on the GM thread.

If it was a joke, it should goes in Guinness book for being the worst one.

my0118
10-19-2007, 02:31 AM
I think he played really freely before (MC) is because then he had no pressure and he was still young. No one expected anything of him yet. But now he has a lot more weight on his shoulders so he can't go all out. Happens to all pros. :sad:

I think beating Roger at that time was "THE PROBLEM" If he just lost it with great performance, it would've been better.

Gee, I don't understand why some of Gasquet fans are so pessimistic :p

He's still young. Give him a room to grow :lol: If a Mathieu fan like me can stay positive, why can't you? :lol:

Richard has a game. He is one talented kid. But it's never easy to put that talent to work. He'll be in a Top 10, I have no doubt about that.

And about him playing a defensive game, if it hurts his game overall... I wonder why Eric doesn't do anything about it. I've read about this for months now. It's just strange that it's been posted here and neither Richard nor Eric do something about it.

I have never doubted his tennis talent, but I doubt his fighting spirit on court. The attitude he wears out there... But of course, I don't know him well enough. And I'm not in a position to judge him.

Anyway, fans are supposed to be supportive. I think Richard needs it. Yes, you can mad at him for a day, and that should be enough. :lol:

And I don't know if he does or does not deserve to go to Shanghai... all I know is he wants to and as sure as hell he's going to try.

Ome, I don't want to be offensive, but you didn't watch the match. If you had watched the match, you would haven't been like me, but you would've been going to wonder.

And actually for me I'm sick of fans always talking nicely because they are like sincere fans of his. Even if fans say with harsh words, they are just saying because they really are frustrated by the loss and nothing's gonna change the fact that they are still his fans and will be supportive. What made you think people who are saying bitter are not supportive?
He deserves to be criticized according to his match. Of course, other seeds who dropped, they deserve to be as well. I think even Berdych should be bashed more than Richard. But that doesn't mean those who are his fans are not going to be supportive or anything. We still have a hope him to do well in the future. It's a different category.

And the comment about 'hang' thing, he's mistaken, but it's not like he is a bad person. He was just frustrated. I know it crosses the line, but we just have to warn or say to him that it's not appropriate, but we don't have to be talking about it over and over again with saying disgusting or something like that.

Allure
10-19-2007, 03:11 AM
Richard was on the cover of French tennis magazine when he was 9(!) with the headline "The Champion France is waiting for" and you say nobody expected anything of him before Monte Carlo. :rolleyes:



:worship: Ome, you are just wonderful.



That is not quite true, both have spoken about it.

What I mean is when a player starts out they go for any shot and play more freely with excitement and energy. I remember the Roddick AO match in 2001 he used to be such a fun guy who just went for it. But when he got older, he was more reserved possibly because when you become a top ranked player you can't afford a high risk game anymore. I think that's what happening to Richard. You can disagree but no need to roll your eyes. :cool:

Ome
10-19-2007, 07:18 AM
I can't click the quote button for some reason :rolls:

Anyway, I didn't watch the match. Just saw the highlight. Yes, he was standing on the Madrid sign. Paulo did too. (But he moved forward to the baseline when he tried to dictate the play.) Well, there are plenty of reasons why players stick to the baseline. I see that Richard came to the net. Made some drop shots. And in tennis, you're playing against the other player. They play a part in your mind as well and that affect the way you play. Sometimes you don't even notice, but they do.

I'm not saying nice things. I gave my opinion as a player. I don't even think I have the right to do so, but I played tennis for a long time. I applied for a scholarship to Brown and I was the candidate but I had to withdraw my application because of an ankle injury. Anyway, one needs to play both attacking and defending games. I know he's 21 and some may think he should have got it all figured out already. But there are less than 15 player in the world who's better than he is right now. Less than 15. I don't know but if my favorite player is ever at that stage, how could I ever ask for more? I would just be grateful for what he has done. I'm 110% sure that Richard wants to do better. I don't see how making a harsh comment would help him. Player is the one who has to live with their results, not the fans. If a certain game is not working for them, they should make the adjustment. And they will. But it's never easy. Players tends to go with what they feel comfortable with. Some like to play far back from the beseline, some like to play at the net. But great players know how to play out of their comfort zone... It takes time. That's all I can say.

OK. I lost my point :rolls:

Well, I'm no Richard expert. But tennis takes time. He'll learn more from losing than winning. I know he seems to be getting old already, but 21 is not for one human being. It's never easy living with expectation. I just want to be one of those who try to make it easier on him. I know how much of a b*tch expectation can be. Ask PHM.

my0118
10-19-2007, 09:37 AM
I can't click the quote button for some reason :rolls:

Anyway, I didn't watch the match. Just saw the highlight. Yes, he was standing on the Madrid sign. Paulo did too. (But he moved forward to the baseline when he tried to dictate the play.) Well, there are plenty of reasons why players stick to the baseline. I see that Richard came to the net. Made some drop shots. And in tennis, you're playing against the other player. They play a part in your mind as well and that affect the way you play. Sometimes you don't even notice, but they do.

I'm not saying nice things. I gave my opinion as a player. I don't even think I have the right to do so, but I played tennis for a long time. I applied for a scholarship to Brown and I was the candidate but I had to withdraw my application because of an ankle injury. Anyway, one needs to play both attacking and defending games. I know he's 21 and some may think he should have got it all figured out already. But there are less than 15 player in the world who's better than he is right now. Less than 15. I don't know but if my favorite player is ever at that stage, how could I ever ask for more? I would just be grateful for what he has done. I'm 110% sure that Richard wants to do better. I don't see how making a harsh comment would help him. Player is the one who has to live with their results, not the fans. If a certain game is not working for them, they should make the adjustment. And they will. But it's never easy. Players tends to go with what they feel comfortable with. Some like to play far back from the beseline, some like to play at the net. But great players know how to play out of their comfort zone... It takes time. That's all I can say.

OK. I lost my point :rolls:

Well, I'm no Richard expert. But tennis takes time. He'll learn more from losing than winning. I know he seems to be getting old already, but 21 is not for one human being. It's never easy living with expectation. I just want to be one of those who try to make it easier on him. I know how much of a b*tch expectation can be. Ask PHM.

Harsh comments nor nice comments won't affect on him unless he logs on and reads them in here. I mean bitter comments from his fans are just the expressions of themselves with depression. We're talking about player Gasquet, not directly saying to him.
I understand the pressure of expectation is pushing him out of the comfort mind. But I'm not talking about what he has done since his career that seems to be admirable to you. I'm saying his current physical and psycological momentum, which is questionable to me. I know he's STILL YOUNG and I still believe his ability to play fantastically, but the problem is that I don't see he will improve or make a breakthrough unless his momentum will change. Even though he's No.11 and competing to get into the TMC, it's just his tennis is too good to be low ranked imo. He will be staying at this stage as long as his tennis is alive, but if he won't change something, I don't see him something big (not just a win a big tournament) in the long run. At least he was like in 05', I wouldn't say like that even if he lost some matches.
I don't know, first when I watch his play, I thought he would be one of the greatest players, so I may expect from him too much. But just only judgying by his play, I don't think I'm wrong. I really hope he gets his head together.

BTW what is Brown? :scratch:

Ome
10-19-2007, 10:01 AM
Something is wrong... i still can't quote :lol:
Brown = Brown University = an Ivy League uni in the US :lol:

I sure hope no players read the posts on MTF. :tape: There are many different ways to comment on players' performances. Some will benefit the players and some won't. I am in no position to judge which comment is which. So I'm sorry if I ever make anyone feel like I do. Again, I'm sorry if I crossed the line.

There are soooo many players that came up short in their career. So many talented players who had never made Top 10 or Top 20. They said what you do with your talent is a gift back to God. Obviously, God doesn't get all the gift back. But that's how it is, there can't be 100 world no.1. There are so many factors in becoming a great player, talent is just one of them.
Actually, someone without a pure tennis talent is ranked very high right now :lol:

I don't think I've said you were wrong. But if it can be implied that way, I shall say a big sorry.

Everyone has the right to expect their player to achieve as much as they possibly can. It's about exercising that right to the most beneficial way for the players. Even if they didn't read it. I'm not judging any posts/comments by anyone. I could be wrong. My comments might be entirely :bs: so again, no judgment is made here.

my0118
10-19-2007, 10:05 AM
Well you're saying about Brown University I know what it was. But why is it related to your ankle injury and this topic? :scratch:

And I never said you're wrong. We are discussing because we have different opinions. :)

Ome
10-19-2007, 10:10 AM
Oh, I was applying for a scholarship there. I passed first elimination round :lol: Three months left and I needed to participate in a state championships to make my application eligible. It's not happening in the end.

Ome
10-19-2007, 10:12 AM
OK. I've just realized... where's my signature gone? :rolls:

my0118
10-19-2007, 10:13 AM
A state championship? :scratch: it needs to explain more. :lol:
Jai did you graduate high school in the US? :scratch:

Puschkin
10-19-2007, 10:15 AM
Everyone has the right to expect their player to achieve as much as they possibly can. It's about exercising that right to the most beneficial way for the players. Even if they didn't read it. I'm not judging any posts/comments by anyone. I could be wrong. My comments might be entirely :bs: so again, no judgment is made here.

You don't have to apologize for thoughtful and optimistic comments. :wavey:

my0118
10-19-2007, 10:22 AM
You don't have to apologize for thoughtful and optimistic comments. :wavey:

She apologized to me and it's my call to accept it or not (Of course I think she doesn't have to apologize to me like you said) So don't break into it. :wavey:

Ome
10-19-2007, 10:44 AM
A state championship? :scratch: it needs to explain more. :lol:
Jai did you graduate high school in the US? :scratch:

It's a tennis competition among schools in the same state. And I needed to compete to meet the uni requirement.

My dad went to med school in the US so during that time we had to move there. I graduated from US school, but through mail/internet study though. I only went to school there for a few years, didn't get to finish it because something came up in Thailand. I moved back and forth a lot because of my parents' study and job.

One sad life story. Don't want to mention it :lol:

my0118
10-19-2007, 10:53 AM
It's a tennis competition among schools in the same state. And I needed to compete to meet the uni requirement.

My dad went to med school in the US so during that time we had to move there. I graduated from US school, but through mail/internet study though. I only went to school there for a few years, didn't get to finish it because something came up in Thailand. I moved back and forth a lot because of my parents' study and job.

One sad life story. Don't want to mention it :lol:


Okay, Sorry that I brought it up. :hug:

silverwhite
10-19-2007, 10:59 AM
:D There you go people. Let's stay positive ;)

:secret: I know it's hard when a person who starts this thread is one of the greatest pessimists around here :rolls:

AHEM

Anyway, what you said is partly true. Having said that, I really don't care too much about results. It's the way that he's been playing that's very very upsetting.

Ome
10-19-2007, 11:10 AM
AHEM

Anyway, what you said is partly true. Having said that, I really don't care too much about results. It's the way that he's been playing that's very very upsetting.

:lol: I was kidding, man :p

OK.
I won't make anymore comment about how he's playing. :rolls:

Ome
10-19-2007, 11:11 AM
Okay, Sorry that I brought it up. :hug:

No worry ;)
I can learn to laugh about it now :lol:

Allure
10-19-2007, 03:05 PM
I was thinking of getting a degree online too. But I don't know how trustworthy that is. :unsure:

Schu
10-19-2007, 05:33 PM
Madrid is not a total disaster! Nalbandian (my second favorite player) just crushed Nadal! This almost makes up for Richie's sad performance.

I know this is a Richie site but there is a connection - the announcers kept on saying how well Nalbandian took advantage of the fact that Nadal stood SO FAR BEHIND THE BASELINE and got nailed. There would need to be an extra long court if Richie and Nadal played each - hey they will be playing the exhibition in Nov. - better lengthen the court guys. Two guys with bad knees and loopy forehands playing an exho.

Allure
10-19-2007, 05:34 PM
Madrid is not a total disaster! Nalbandian (my second favorite player) just crushed Nadal! This almost makes up for Richie's sad performance.

I know this is a Richie site but there is a connection - the announcers kept on saying how well Nalbandian took advantage of the fact that Nadal stood SO FAR BEHIND THE BASELINE and got nailed. There would need to be an extra long court if Richie and Nadal played each - hey they will be playing the exhibition in Nov. - better lengthen the court guys. Two guys with bad knees and loopy forehands playing an exho.

:haha:

I need binoculars to see a Richie match.

my0118
10-19-2007, 05:39 PM
Madrid is not a total disaster! Nalbandian (my second favorite player) just crushed Nadal! This almost makes up for Richie's sad performance.

I know this is a Richie site but there is a connection - the announcers kept on saying how well Nalbandian took advantage of the fact that Nadal stood SO FAR BEHIND THE BASELINE and got nailed. There would need to be an extra long court if Richie and Nadal played each - hey they will be playing the exhibition in Nov. - better lengthen the court guys. Two guys with bad knees and loopy forehands playing an exho.

I noticed that too. :lol: They may be put them on the soccer field and make the net on the centerline. It's for NADAL and GASQUET.
I'm so happy as well one of my two favorites is still alive!.
Well actually I don't expect him to win against Fakervic, but I will be excited if he plays like today!

Allure
10-19-2007, 05:44 PM
I noticed that too. :lol: They may be put them on the soccer field and make the net on the centerline. It's for NADAL and GASQUET.
I'm so happy as well one of my two favorites is still alive!.
Well actually I don't expect him to win against Fakervic, but I will be excited if he plays like today!

I just noticed that I surpassed you in posts. I had over 3000 not even two weeks ago. I spend too much time here. :tape:

my0118
10-20-2007, 02:55 AM
I just noticed that I surpassed you in posts. I had over 3000 not even two weeks ago. I spend too much time here. :tape:

So do I :shrug: :tape: :lol:

Allure
10-20-2007, 03:21 AM
Hey Mia. Did you just wake up? ;)

my0118
10-20-2007, 07:58 AM
Hey Mia. Did you just wake up? ;)

Yeah, I'm in school :crying2:

my0118
10-20-2007, 03:00 PM
This is why you have to have some favourites for back-ups each other if you're not a Roger fan. :p
Brittany now shouldn't call Dave fatty. :lol:

tennis lover
10-20-2007, 03:49 PM
I know I'm really late but disappointing from Richard in Madrid! did he play badly or did Paulo just play well? I'm going to the Paris Masters! :banana: only for one day though, I hope I get to see Richard play! :D

my0118
10-21-2007, 04:41 PM
I know it's Gasquet forum, but :woohoo:

Allure
10-21-2007, 04:49 PM
Poor Fed. He played great the first set but honestly, the last two sets were horrendous by Fed's standards. He missed so many shots. But kudos to David for playing well.

And the commentators said Fed is playing Paris. :eek:

my0118
10-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Well Roger couldn't keep his level up in the third.
But Nalbandian started to outplaying in rallies since the second. :)

Roger will play in Basel as well I guess. :scratch:

Allure
10-21-2007, 05:04 PM
During the match I start to think about maybe something is going on with him mentally/emotionally because this year has been average for Fed. Before in finals, he did not play this bad. Now, we're lucky if he bring his B- game to finals. :shrug:

my0118
10-21-2007, 05:10 PM
Well in the third, I agree. But in the second, he just let David break with lower concentration, he didn't nothing bad, was still too good. :shrug:

BTW beating Nadal is Richard's big mission. See Djokovic and Nalbandian. :haha:

Allure
10-21-2007, 05:12 PM
Well in the third, I agree. But in the second, he just let David break with lower concentration, he didn't nothing bad, was still too good. :shrug:

BTW beating Nadal is Richard's big mission. See Djokovic and Nalbandian. :haha:

Do you think overall this year though he has been playing pretty poor. Even his fans are saying he is declining.

Lol I guess we can dream. :haha:

lisaplenske
10-21-2007, 05:44 PM
Beat Nadal??:eek: he couldnt beat ferrer in tokyo, just try to beat the top5-20 consistantly before dreaming about a win over a top3:o :drink:

well,I m ironic but his actual situation(confidence,physique,tactics)is just too weak to make such a thing for now.But lets hope for next year.:sad:

my0118
10-21-2007, 05:48 PM
Well surely we wish, but look all players beating Nadal this year. It seems it's a real breakthrough after beating Nadal.
I still believe he has shots. Nalbandian proves that today.

Allure
10-21-2007, 06:03 PM
Well surely we wish, but look all players beating Nadal this year. It seems it's a real breakthrough after beating Nadal.
I still believe he has shots. Nalbandian proves that today.

Perhaps if Nadal was playing poorly and Richard is in the zone and doesn't choke. Sure why not.

lisaplenske
10-21-2007, 06:08 PM
Richard must be more more agressive and not 3m behind the baseline to do it.Nalbandian won cause he can hit great shots from both side consistantly,really really solid.
If richard doesnt change his too much defensive position,tennis on court he wont be able to beat such strong players as nadal or djokovic,even less federer.

I know he can challenge top3 players in 1 match,but be able to beat them both like nalbandian did it in Madrid,dont think so especially by playing a crappy defensive game...
I think the off season will be crucial for next year,he needs to take the ball more early and go for his shots like he used to.

my0118
10-21-2007, 06:22 PM
Richard must be more more agressive and not 3m behind the baseline to do it.Nalbandian won cause he can hit great shots from both side consistantly,really really solid.
If richard doesnt change his too much defensive position,tennis on court he wont be able to beat such strong players as nadal or djokovic,even less federer.

I know he can challenge top3 players in 1 match,but be able to beat them both like nalbandian did it in Madrid,dont think so especially by playing a crappy defensive game...
I think the off season will be crucial for next year,he needs to take the ball more early and go for his shots like he used to.

You can say that again.
But the reason I still believe in him is he has shots and is talented like Nalbandian. I think Nalbandian is a more fighter than Gasquet even though he does choke often. Well actually Nalbandian doesn't usually play defensively but look what he's got this year. All was crap until this week, not even before beating Nadal based on he could've lost to Berdych. I think Nalbo beating Nadal really gave him a confidence.
Sincerely hope Gasquet has something like that.

BTW are you Nalby fan as well? :)

Puschkin
10-21-2007, 06:22 PM
During the match I start to think about maybe something is going on with him mentally/emotionally because this year has been average for Fed.

average with three GS titles? :eek:

Schu
10-21-2007, 06:29 PM
Richard must be more more agressive and not 3m behind the baseline to do it.Nalbandian won cause he can hit great shots from both side consistantly,really really solid.
If richard doesnt change his too much defensive position,tennis on court he wont be able to beat such strong players as nadal or djokovic,even less federer.

I know he can challenge top3 players in 1 match,but be able to beat them both like nalbandian did it in Madrid,dont think so especially by playing a crappy defensive game...
I think the off season will be crucial for next year,he needs to take the ball more early and go for his shots like he used to.

First of all :woohoo: :woohoo: Nalbandian you made my week!!
There is hope for Richie.

Lisaplenske, my thoughts EXACTLY! Nalbandian just stood on the baseline and crushed groundstrokes with pinpoint accuracy without missing, and came in to volley away a shot at just the right time.

Unless Richie changes his mindset and starts taking balls much earlier I'm afraid all we can expect is an occassional awesome match from an amazingly talented "underachiever". Ever notice when Richard decides to play aggressive for a point or two its run to the net, which he does well but he rarely plays aggressive FROM the baseline.

Still not giving up on him but hope 2008 reveals a new agressive Richie who is not allergic to the baseline and is strong enough to fire bullets from the baseline for as long as it takes to win a match, or a tournament if necessary.

lisaplenske
10-21-2007, 07:21 PM
You can say that again.
But the reason I still believe in him is he has shots and is talented like Nalbandian. I think Nalbandian is a more fighter than Gasquet even though he does choke often. Well actually Nalbandian doesn't usually play defensively but look what he's got this year. All was crap until this week, not even before beating Nadal based on he could've lost to Berdych. I think Nalbo beating Nadal really gave him a confidence.
Sincerely hope Gasquet has something like that.

BTW are you Nalby fan as well? :)

The reason of the Nalbandian crappy year might be his father death IMO,its never easy to make like everything was like it used to be...
and his run in that Madrid tournament prove indeed how strong nalbandian is.He was down one set and 4-0 against berdych before he had some kind of revelation that pushed him to fight till the end and win the match. I think the win over nadal was just a continuation of what happened in that match against birdman. Kind of rebirth for him and yes beating nadal gave him even more confidence
Yes richard has so much talent such as nalbandian but being talented doesnt guarantee that you ll have great career,like Schu said, richard could make occasionaly some great matchs but can also finish as an underachiever like we could see on the tour throughout the years.Being talented is not enough,he must do the right things and fire up the court in big tournaments,to win them like the top players do. Hope him to get "that keys" to reach the success at the top of the game and outclass those nadal,federer or djokovic but for now he is still far from them.

I m a richard supporter for 4 years now and still convince that he can be such a great player and fullfill all his potential but it all depends on him. He cant afford to play such a defensive play to realize his goals. His dad emphasize about that too but dont know what richard will do about that for 2008.He really have to work on it during the off season.

PS: to answer you Mia, Im not a Nalbandian Fan but I respect him very much even more with that incredible week in Madrid.He is great player:) but my heart belongs to richard totally:dance:

Allure
10-21-2007, 07:48 PM
average with three GS titles? :eek:

Well on paper it looks good (even though he failed to defend several Masters titles). But if you watch his matches this year his level of play has dropped noticeably. I stand on my opinion that something is going on with him either emotionally/mentally/physically.

lisaplenske
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
yes I agree with you Allure, its like he play with less intensity as last year.
I was choked when I saw his match against volandri at Rome,something has already happened at this time...
Perhaps he feels the pressure of his ambitions,wanting to be the best of the best is so tiring,he might feel it now...

my0118
10-21-2007, 08:02 PM
The reason of the Nalbandian crappy year might be his father death IMO,its never easy to make like everything was like it used to be...
and his run in that Madrid tournament prove indeed how strong nalbandian is.He was down one set and 4-0 against berdych before he had some kind of revelation that pushed him to fight till the end and win the match. I think the win over nadal was just a continuation of what happened in that match against birdman. Kind of rebirth for him and yes beating nadal gave him even more confidence
Yes richard has so much talent such as nalbandian but being talented doesnt guarantee that you ll have great career,like Schu said, richard could make occasionaly some great matchs but can also finish as an underachiever like we could see on the tour throughout the years.Being talented is not enough,he must do the right things and fire up the court in big tournaments,to win them like the top players do. Hope him to get "that keys" to reach the success at the top of the game and outclass those nadal,federer or djokovic but for now he is still far from them.

I m a richard supporter for 4 years now and still convince that he can be such a great player and fullfill all his potential but it all depends on him. He cant afford to play such a defensive play to realize his goals. His dad emphasize about that too but dont know what richard will do about that for 2008.He really have to work on it during the off season.

PS: to answer you Mia, Im not a Nalbandian Fan but I respect him very much even more with that incredible week in Madrid.He is great player:) but my heart belongs to richard totally:dance:


Of course my no.1 player is Gasquet too. :yeah:

Yes, talent won't complete players achievement. Well Nalbandian did have a great week, but that won't indicate he has a great achievement and a complete career as much as he has talent. He only has 6 titles in his whole career.
Just one big victory won't give him a breakthrough. He needs to be consistent. Of course victory over Roddick was big, but I think for being worth much more, he should've challenged Roger much more even though he was exhausted.

But what I'm saying is, as talented Nalbandian or Gasquet, if they get their mind, they can't be hard to be beaten by any good players. I think that's why Nalbandian has such a good record against Federer. Of course Federer is also talented and plus he's one of the rare players who get his head together most of times, but he's also hard to beat players like Nalbandian who is as talented as himself when they are in-form.

I hope Gasquet plays with confidence. I think that's why he plays defensively. He doesn't believe in himself he can win over good players. He ususally wins lower ranked players, but it's hard against higher ranked players or players who have good records against him.

Allure
10-21-2007, 08:03 PM
It is probably the pressure of beating Sampras' record, maintaining #1, being the best etc. That's why he has played it ''safe'' in GSs finals lately instead of going all out in artistic JesusFed mode. Once he gets the monkey off his back, his game will hopefully return to normal.

Allure
10-21-2007, 08:05 PM
Of course my no.1 player is Gasquet too. :yeah:

Yes, talent won't complete players achievement. Well Nalbandian did have a great week, but that won't indicate he has a great achievement and a complete career as much as he has talent. He only has 6 titles in his whole career.
Just one big victory won't give him a breakthrough. He needs to be consistent. Of course victory over Roddick was big, but I think for being worth much more, he should've challenged Roger much more even though he was exhausted.

But what I'm saying is, as talented Nalbandian or Gasquet, if they get their mind, they can't be hard to be beaten by any good players. I think that's why Nalbandian has such a good record against Federer. Of course Federer is also talented and plus he's one of the rare players who get his head together most of times, but he's also hard to beat players like Nalbandian who is as talented as himself when they are in-form.

I hope Gasquet plays with confidence. I think that's why he plays defensively. He doesn't believe in himself he can win over good players. He ususally wins lower ranked players, but it's hard against higher ranked players or players who have good records against him.

I thought he was more confident with Noah as coach but it seems to be for a brief moment. :o

my0118
10-21-2007, 08:06 PM
Well on paper it looks good (even though he failed to defend several Masters titles). But if you watch his matches this year his level of play has dropped noticeably. I stand on my opinion that something is going on with him either emotionally/mentally/physically.

You cannot argue with her on extreme optimistic view. She kept denying Roger sucked in Montreal against Novak.
Haha remembering that time, Federer played so much better today. :eek: :haha:

my0118
10-21-2007, 08:08 PM
I thought he was more confident with Noah as coach but it seems to be for a brief moment. :o

I'm not sure, in Mumbai he was no.1 seed. :o :o

Allure
10-21-2007, 08:18 PM
You cannot argue with her on extreme optimistic view. She kept denying Roger sucked in Montreal against Novak.
Haha remembering that time, Federer played so much better today. :eek: :haha:

It's ok to be a supportive fan but there's a line that crosses to blind fandom. Whenever I criticize Richard or Roger she would say I am wrong and basically roll her eyes or insinuate that I don't have my facts straight. She jumped down my throat when I said I don't think Eric is a good coach for Richard anymore and I still stand by that. He needs someone that can help him progress not keep him the way he is.

Roger choked in Montreal period. Probably he did play better here but he still was pretty bad bar the first set. If you watched the match, you can see that he made errors uncharacteristic of his talent. That has been happening after Dubai IMO. But David did play great. I think Roger needs a coach or maybe it's the pressure of breaking Sampras' records that has been inhibiting his play.

my0118
10-21-2007, 08:30 PM
It's ok to be a supportive fan but there's a line that crosses to blind fandom. Whenever I criticize Richard or Roger she would say I am wrong and basically roll her eyes or insinuate that I don't have my facts straight. She jumped down my throat when I said I don't think Eric is a good coach for Richard anymore and I still stand by that. He needs someone that can help him progress not keep him the way he is.


Well it's just her style. That's why I argue with her quite often. She always looks on the bright side even when her favourites lost and I guess she thinks that's the exactly what loyal fans do. She lets her waiting moment be from this year to the next year. If Richard sucks next year again, she will let the moment be until 09'.

I've never been unsupportive since I became his fan, but when compared to her, I look like a bad fan of his. :haha:

Allure
10-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Me too. I don't think I'm a bad fan either but I'm no where near as protective and biased as her. I think there are times where we have to be harsh with his results (or lack of). Like his match against PHM, he was still playing behind the baseline and it was pathetic. He needs a good kick in the arse for that. :o

Schu
10-21-2007, 09:35 PM
He needs a good kick in the arse for that. :o

I'd be happy to volunteer to kick his nice arse :devil:

But yes he does need something/anything to change the status quo.

Allure
10-22-2007, 01:40 AM
Mia, when you get this message, I would like to PM you. :hug:

my0118
10-22-2007, 03:46 AM
Mia, when you get this message, I would like to PM you. :hug:

;) I got it.

Allure
10-22-2007, 04:27 AM
I pmed you. :wavey:

Puschkin
10-22-2007, 07:57 AM
Well on paper it looks good (even though he failed to defend several Masters titles). But if you watch his matches this year his level of play has dropped noticeably. I stand on my opinion that something is going on with him either emotionally/mentally/physically.

You are free to have your opinion, I am sure most players would share it and call three grand slam titles an average season. :p

It's ok to be a supportive fan but there's a line that crosses to blind fandom. Whenever I criticize Richard or Roger she would say I am wrong and basically roll her eyes or insinuate that I don't have my facts straight.

I have too much respect for all players to call them chokers, mental midgets, losers, etc. And yes, I also consider it inapproppriate to call for coach changes or new coaches [in the case of Roger) after every defeat. There are many occasions where Deblicker is quoted as saying that Richard has to be more active, to install himself as the master on court, to seize his opportunities. Do you really think that only you in your wisdom see things that escape a professional coach?

As for criticising players, I do critise their play, not their character, but I fear this subtle difference escapes you. As this is a free board, I have to live with you and you have to live with me. :D

Ome
10-22-2007, 11:14 AM
This forum is too full of senses for me. I like nothing but to criticize how my player looks at one tournament :lol: Oh, and the outfit he wear... and that's pretty much it! :rolls:

Ome
10-22-2007, 11:16 AM
BTW, has an article called, "Gasquet on to something big" from Tennislife Mag (Oct issue) been posted in this forum yet? :scratch: If not, I'll scan it.

Puschkin
10-22-2007, 11:22 AM
This forum is too full of senses for me. I like nothing but to criticize how my player looks at one tournament :lol: Oh, and the outfit he wear... and that's pretty much it! :rolls:

Don't fool yourself. Many of your posts are much more sensible than that. ;) :wavey:

Ome
10-22-2007, 11:49 AM
Don't fool yourself. Many of your posts are much more sensible than that. ;) :wavey:

:wavey:

I can make sense once in every 100 posts :lol: I'm glad you appreciate that rare post of mine :rolls:

my0118
10-22-2007, 12:34 PM
You are free to have your opinion, I am sure most players would share it and call three grand slam titles an average season. :p

I have too much respect for all players to call them chokers, mental midgets, losers, etc. And yes, I also consider it inapproppriate to call for coach changes or new coaches [in the case of Roger) after every defeat. There are many occasions where Deblicker is quoted as saying that Richard has to be more active, to install himself as the master on court, to seize his opportunities. Do you really think that only you in your wisdom see things that escape a professional coach?

As for criticising players, I do critise their play, not their character, but I fear this subtle difference escapes you. As this is a free board, I have to live with you and you have to live with me. :D

You're fucking delusional ma'am. She was talking about Federer, not other players. Federer had the fantastic season last year, even before IW this year. But he started to lose somebody everyone had not expected. And now he lost 6 matches, whereas he was defeated only 4 in 05' when he got 2 GS titles. I think most people agree that he has average year compared to 05' and 06. That's what she says.
I realised you're not an optimistic or positive fan, but just looking-you-want-to-see fan with ignoring the facts. And we've never criticized Gasquet's character, but his attitude. And I noticed you don't criticize your faves play, just are a bit of dissapointed and take only some good facts (taking a set or some excuses) to justify yourself when they lost.
Actually I'm quite an optimistic fan in a point of view of always believing that he will do something, but I don't only take positive things and ingnore defects.

Maybe I should've realised your style earlier than I did when you're saying Western bald gentlemen live being bald as an HONOUR. I'm not sure Asian bald people take being bald as an honour, but I do think they just live as they are.
However I will be glad if MR. gentlemen named Gasquet does live with honour when he gets bald

Puschkin
10-22-2007, 01:03 PM
You're fucking delusional ma'am.

I don't remember talking to you.

And we've never criticized Gasquet's character, but his attitude.

I knew you would not grasp my point.



Maybe I should've realised your style earlier than I did when you're saying Western bald gentlemen live being bald as an HONOUR. I'm not sure Asian bald people take being bald as an honour, but I do think they just live as they are. However I will be glad if MR. gentlemen named Gasquet does live with honour when he gets bald

:worship:

silverwhite
10-22-2007, 01:33 PM
BTW, has an article called, "Gasquet on to something big" from Tennislife Mag (Oct issue) been posted in this forum yet? :scratch: If not, I'll scan it.

I bet the journalist is slapping himself/herself now for writing that article. :tape:

Ome
10-22-2007, 01:38 PM
I bet the journalist is slapping himself/herself now for writing that article. :tape:

So you've already read it? :p

my0118
10-22-2007, 01:40 PM
I don't remember talking to you.

You often interrupt during my convo, so why shouldn't I? :p


I knew you would not grasp my point.

I'll be surprised your point will be caught by anyone.

:worship:

Thanks to :retard:

silverwhite
10-22-2007, 03:34 PM
So you've already read it? :p

No, but the title says enough. :tape:

Schu
10-22-2007, 05:44 PM
No, but the title says enough. :tape:

Ain't hopeless yet... one step at a time.

Allure
10-22-2007, 06:22 PM
Mia I pmed you. :wavey:

*julie*
10-22-2007, 06:40 PM
About Shangai.. I think it shouldn't be a priority. I wish Richard ends this season well and injury-free. He shouldn't focus on the MC.. otherwise it will give him extra pressure and it's not really necessary seeing his result this year in the MS.

Richard has never really "shined" in Bercy... I hope it will change... it won't be hard to do better than the previous years.

As for the final in Madrid, it must have been a disappointment for some here but surprisingly, I was not very affected. It's good to see some inconsistent players have some success from time to time. :p

lisaplenske
10-22-2007, 09:42 PM
seems Shanghai would want richard to come to her,

Robredo and Haas not making any point at Lyon...

Moya not playing this week...

Berdych and Blake in the same Quarter in Basel...

Dont know what will happen but its still really interesting:drink:

Puschkin
10-22-2007, 10:15 PM
seems Shanghai would want richard to come to her,

Robredo and Haas not making any point at Lyon...

Moya not playing this week...

Berdych and Blake in the same Quarter in Basel...

Dont know what will happen but its still really interesting:drink:

I don't know what to think about that either. On the one hand, things are developing badly for Richard*s opponents, on the other hand, this also means the pressure is still on. :confused:

silverwhite
10-23-2007, 02:54 AM
Watch him blow another opportunity :zzz:

Allure
10-23-2007, 03:07 AM
Yeah in tournaments where seeds drop like flies, he is always the rule never the exception. :rolleyes:

Rafas_grl
10-23-2007, 10:03 AM
I dont get the "we dont deserve to go to Shangai"!!

Richard has a lot of chances to go there and is 9 points away of making it!

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 07:52 AM
:rolleyes: at the Lyon organisers. Get today's schedule out, guys. The working population has to organise its day. :mad:

Ome
10-24-2007, 08:02 AM
Lazy Lyon :zzz:

I thought it was a new ATP policy. Left the players (and fans) in the dark then whichever match they call from the locker room... they'll have to be ready for it :rocker2:

Truc
10-24-2007, 09:07 AM
They already published the OOP yesterday evening on the FFT website, it was up even before the end of the Clément match:
http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2007/?id=3162

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 09:27 AM
They already published the OOP yesterday evening on the FFT website, it was up even before the end of the Clément match:
http://www.fft.fr/gptl/2007/?id=3162

Merci, Truc. :worship: However, they still could publish it on their own site, too. :o

Renaud
10-24-2007, 09:48 AM
ttssss .... I usually work during the evening, and last week i decided to change my schedule to work during the afternoon (i thought Richie would play at 8 today) ....

Truc
10-24-2007, 09:56 AM
You guys really are diehard fans. :lol: He's playing *C. Rochus*, you won't miss anything.

Llodra is injured and said yesterday he'll wait until this morning to say if he can play, so maybe they've been waiting for his decision to publish the official OOP. :shrug:
I find it a bit strange because Llodra isn't such a star, but they apparently didn't know yesterday evening the exact schedule for his match.

Puschkin
10-24-2007, 09:57 AM
ttssss .... I usually work during the evening, and last week i decided to change my schedule to work during the afternoon (i thought Richie would play at 8 today) ....

I started very early today, to be able to leave early. Players should really know what fans are doing for them. ;)

You guys really are diehard fans. :lol:
Never in doubt. :p

Truc
10-24-2007, 10:32 AM
ttssss .... I usually work during the evening, and last week i decided to change my schedule to work during the afternoon (i thought Richie would play at 8 today) ....Santoro-Roddick really deserves to be in the "night session", that was an obvious choice to me (unless some players have special wishes).

silverwhite
10-24-2007, 04:39 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/gallery/2007/feelit/1.jpg

The ATP has unveiled its multi-million dollar 'FEEL IT' campaign, featuring ATP stars including Richard Gasquet (pictured), showcasing the sport's core values as a one-on-one gladiatorial battle, full of intensity and passion.

Then why did they pick him? :spit:

*julie*
10-24-2007, 08:34 PM
Then why did they pick him? :spit:

:lol:
You are mean Silver! :p

Some lions in the racket would have been better for "Richard Coeur de Lion".

silverwhite
10-25-2007, 05:31 AM
He's a disgrace to his namesake :o

Ome
10-25-2007, 06:21 AM
Why the white horses?

I want something cute like Winnie The Pooh or a little white rabbit :awww:

Puschkin
10-25-2007, 02:19 PM
Come on Richie, you have to beat Tsonga today, your next opponent just ruined himself in a three hour's match. :p

Renaud
10-25-2007, 02:20 PM
First set Blake :(

silverwhite
10-25-2007, 02:39 PM
Come on Richie, you have to beat Tsonga today, your next opponent just ruined himself in a three hour's match. :p

Watch him lose to Tsonga :zzz:

Truc
10-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Well, I guess he will be fine with the loss, he wasn't even trying in the end.

my0118
10-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Well actually Tsonga played really well.
I don't think Gasquet played that bad. :shrug:
Just his luck I guess. Now I give up. :o

Allure
10-25-2007, 08:02 PM
Gasquet. :o I think he should just give up his hopes of going to Shanghai this year and prepare for the new season. :o

On the upside, I betted on Tsonga. ;)

my0118
10-25-2007, 08:03 PM
Gasquet. :o I think he should just give up his hopes of going to Shanghai this year and prepare for the new season. :o

On the upside, I betted on Tsonga. ;)

I think he already gives up according to his interview. :o

silverwhite
10-25-2007, 08:06 PM
Well, I guess he will be fine with the loss, he wasn't even trying in the end.

I heard he threw his racket at 4-6 4-3. Jo held, and then he lost his serve to 15 and lost the first two points in the next game. Sounds like he lost his calm. :scratch:

my0118
10-25-2007, 08:08 PM
I heard he threw his racket at 4-6 4-3. Jo held, and then he lost his serve to 15 and lost the first two points in the next game. Sounds like he lost his calm. :scratch:

Well it's just that because he could've had a break point if he hadn't made UE at that time. But seemed to me that not that much he was upset.

lisaplenske
10-25-2007, 08:51 PM
:retard:

forget totally about the master and please try to win more than 1 match in bercy,lets be craasy:crazy:

*julie*
10-25-2007, 09:26 PM
I heard he threw his racket at 4-6 4-3. Jo held, and then he lost his serve to 15 and lost the first two points in the next game. Sounds like he lost his calm. :scratch:

He had already showed some signs of irritation against Rochus yesterday. He was about to throw his racket but then realized it was not a good idea.
Today he couldn't stop himself doing it and even got some boos... :o

Schu
10-26-2007, 06:43 AM
I just read some of Richard's comments after the match (using my limited French & Google translation). Is anyone else sick of hearing "It's a long season. I'm tired..." Well news flash Richie - it's a long, tough season for everyone, especially those that get to the final rounds of Masters tournaments.:tape:

And yes, even Fed, Nadal, Djokovic are not playing their best tennis at the end of a long season but they don't have to because they played at the top of their games for 9 months. And why is he so much more tired than the rest? Since Wimbledon, he's played 7 tournaments and in 5 of them he lost in the first or second round. SO SUCK IT UP RICHIE. At least he didn't do the Djokovic call a trainer when things are going bad move despite his aches and pains in the last 2 matches. It sounds like he was once again really mad/disapponted with his play; now he just has to figure out what to do about it.

Also saw a quote somewhere that he will decide on Sunday if he will play Paris. If the Google translation was anywhere close to accurate, he also said something like he will have to be close to 100% to play Paris because the crowd will lynch him if he is not - talk about pressure to perform; not a good frame of mind to enter a tournament with.

O.K. I've finished my ranting. Still luv ya Richie :hug: and Bon Chance in Paris if you play.

my0118
10-26-2007, 08:10 PM
If he doesn't play, the season will be over. :sad:

tennis lover
10-27-2007, 12:02 PM
He had better play! I am going to Paris on Tuesday and Roddick has already pulled out so Richie can't! I want to see him play! :awww:

Rafas_grl
10-27-2007, 05:32 PM
He just has no self confidence...!!!

He said he was scared of what his fans will think of him if he loses again..:(

wake up Rich!!!!

Schu
10-27-2007, 09:28 PM
Forget about your fans and just play for you Richie! Enjoy your talent.

Actually he does not deserve to go to Shanghai but no on else on the bubble really does either. And as MUCH AS THIS KILLS me to say (and it REALLY REALLY does), of the eight or so in contention for the last TMS spot, Murray deserves it. He missed 2 slams with injury but has been playing some really tough tennis the last few weeks and apparently fighting through his matches - take note Richie.

Hope Richie feels well enough to play Paris, does well in Paris to end the season on a good note and then spends his off time getting physically and mentally stronger and finding his agressive, confident game for '08.

my0118
10-28-2007, 12:56 AM
Yeah, I never expected Murray to be able to go Shanghai, but he certainly can at the moment.

BTW Grosjean crushed Tsonga. Pfff...
I don't know exactly what is in his mind, but I hope him to take his tennis more seriously.. He said he felt like he only has 10% chance of making TMC..
I know he doesn't deserve to go to shanghai, but what's that attitude? Still he has a chance but looks like he already gives up. I give up, but I think the one who shouldn't give up is himself.. Maybe he's thinking more about next season than about this moment. But he's got to have "NOW OR NEVER" attitude. If he keeps having the attitude like that, he cannot expect that the next season will be better for him.

Sincerely hope that he comes back mentally formatted in the next season.

Allure
10-28-2007, 01:26 AM
Mia, I need to talk to you. :sad:

Getta
10-28-2007, 04:43 AM
Richie can play the most beautiful tennis. It's up to him to collect his pieces, though.

I strongly hope that 2008 will be Richie's breakthrough year :D

my0118
10-28-2007, 05:15 AM
Mia, I need to talk to you. :sad:

What happened? :hug:

Allure
10-28-2007, 05:35 AM
I PMed you. :hug:

my0118
10-28-2007, 07:08 AM
I PMed you. :hug:

I replied :hug:

my0118
10-29-2007, 01:29 AM
It's now Monday and he hasn't windrawn yet, so will he play in Bercy?

Edit: oh he confirmed. Best of luck Richie. I really hope you can do well in the last tournament of this season.

Allure
10-29-2007, 01:43 AM
I can't believe Roger is playing. He is going to lose his first match probably. Which leaves the draw wide open for Djoke who I think will make the finals. :rolleyes:

my0118
10-29-2007, 01:49 AM
We never know if he will be playing or not.. He withdrew on Tuesday last year. ;)
Btw Murray now is no.11 in the race. Is he more deserving to go Shanghai than Berdych?

Allure
10-29-2007, 02:29 AM
We never know if he will be playing or not.. He withdrew on Tuesday last year. ;)
Btw Murray now is no.11 in the race. Is he more deserving to go Shanghai than Berdych?

He is playing. He said in GM and he wants the 1.5 million bonus for showing up. ;)

Murray is more deserving as he played well after his injury. I think it is hypocritical though that people criticized Gasquet for winning a MM tournie (Mumbai) but everyone is hyping Andy after a few good wins. :rolleyes:

my0118
10-29-2007, 02:53 AM
Yeah such a letdown. Even Murray is making some efforts, why not Richie who basically has been having more chances than him is trying?
I think he should be aware that it's not only about the race, but also the rankings.

Allure
10-29-2007, 03:27 AM
I don't know what is going on his head. Only he knows why he is not trying as hard as he can.

my0118
10-29-2007, 04:35 AM
We don't know for sure. :lol:

And Roger playing in Paris, I think he's aware of his ranking points. He's not safe even though he's still THE favourite.

Allure
10-29-2007, 04:56 AM
But I think playing in Paris will hurt his chances in Shanghai. He will be worn out. I kind of hope he loses early so he can have rest.

my0118
10-29-2007, 05:34 AM
Yeah and plus he has not an easy draw.

Allure
10-29-2007, 06:04 AM
Nadal gets a cakewalk draw. :o

Allure
10-29-2007, 06:44 AM
It just makes me mad that Gasquet won Mumbai and made Tokyo final and people still said that he only wins MM title. But Andy Murray wins St. Petersburg and everyone is hyping him saying he's so good and going to Shanghai and he is a threat, etc. I don't see why people are so hard on Richard. Also Andy never won a Masters Series title either and no one calls him a loser. I think he is more overhyped than Richard.

Cindy19
10-29-2007, 08:35 AM
It is a stupid title SW. I am waiting him in shanghai.let Andy Murray out and make Richie In.

my0118
10-29-2007, 10:10 AM
It just makes me mad that Gasquet won Mumbai and made Tokyo final and people still said that he only wins MM title. But Andy Murray wins St. Petersburg and everyone is hyping him saying he's so good and going to Shanghai and he is a threat, etc. I don't see why people are so hard on Richard. Also Andy never won a Masters Series title either and no one calls him a loser. I think he is more overhyped than Richard.

I think it's because he's more challenging top players. See what he's got in St. Petersburg. He beat Youzhny saving MPs. He also somewhat lacks mentally, however, he doesn't throw it away, he fights. And I think if Richard had won in Tokyo, people would've shut up that crap talks.

Anyways, I think Richard has a better draw than Murray. We'll see who's more overhyped.

silverwhite
10-29-2007, 04:33 PM
It is a stupid title SW. I am waiting him in shanghai.let Andy Murray out and make Richie In.

It's not stupid because currently, he's proving me right. :shrug:

Cindy19
10-30-2007, 01:51 PM
It's not stupid because currently, he's proving me right. :shrug:

You might be right, but i still keep my fingers crossed for him.:angel:

Puschkin
10-30-2007, 05:14 PM
Come on, Richard. One does not fall into the same river twice. ;) Good luck tomorrow against Tsonga.

Schu
10-30-2007, 05:43 PM
Allez, Vamos, Come Onnnnn, Richard! Good Luck tomorrow against Tsonga. And keep fighting cuz Tsonga can self destruct but you have to give him the opportunity to do so.

Hopefully Tsonga is not as sharp as he was in Lyon and Richard just lets loose with his shots and stops worrying about the crowd who might actually be pulling for Tsonga (although I can't image that the crowd would not support our adorable, artistic Richie :D)

Jozie
10-30-2007, 06:11 PM
If Grosjean can beat Tsonga (Lyon), then so can Richie, as he did at Wimbledon. Depends which Richie turns up. Let there be lots of hype around Murray. He has never beaten Richie. The less pressure and expectations for Richie, the better he plays.

bittertea
10-30-2007, 11:10 PM
Somewhat frustrated Gasquet supporter here dropping by to send Richie some positive energy for his match against Tsonga tomorrow.

Give us one last thing to cheer for this season, Richard. :)

my0118
10-30-2007, 11:41 PM
This year's TMC really sucks.
Players who are battling for the rest of the spots are all struggling at the moment.
It would be better Murray qualifies than Robredo, Haas or Blake do.

Allure
10-31-2007, 12:10 AM
I just don't want Djoke or Nadal to win.

my0118
10-31-2007, 12:13 AM
Berdych is winning, Boredo and Haas won.
If Richie couldn't beat Tsonga, he is really done. :sad:

Allure
10-31-2007, 12:20 AM
If he is not going to Shanghai he better get ready for next year. No excuses. :zzz:

BTW, I am watching Berdych/Ancic match and his groundstrokes are :worship: . He is the only big server I like.

my0118
10-31-2007, 12:36 AM
He's similar to Gasquet when it comes to mentality.
He has one of the best groundstroks when he's in the zone, plus he has big serve.
But today he's just perfect. I usually don't like players like Berdych or Blake, but Berdych from today just :worship:

BTW I think I'm really getting old. I just woke up with no intention. I only slept 6 hours. I thought I would sleep like for over 10 hours because I had taken the exam which had been almost lasted 2 and a half hours at last night. Yesterday only 5 hours. Awww I'm kind of tired but I cannot sleep deeply. :cuckoo:

Allure
10-31-2007, 12:55 AM
He's similar to Gasquet when it comes to mentality.
He has one of the best groundstroks when he's in the zone, plus he has big serve.
But today he's just perfect. I usually don't like players like Berdych or Blake, but Berdych from today just :worship:

BTW I think I'm really getting old. I just woke up with no intention. I only slept 6 hours. I thought I would sleep like for over 10 hours because I had taken the exam which had been almost lasted 2 and a half hours at last night. Yesterday only 5 hours. Awww I'm kind of tired but I cannot sleep deeply. :cuckoo:

Yeah he is good but inconsistent. Like in Madrid, he should have won the match.

BTW check out my friend's myspace. He is trying to be a rapper now. I had class with him in high school and had a HUGE crush on him. (I bought him flowers and candy for Valentine's) I think that he knew I liked him and he began treating me differently towards the end of the year. :sad: Anyways I saw him again today and we had a long talk. Please support him.

myspace.com/rezrection

my0118
10-31-2007, 01:00 AM
It seems we're talking about only our own things. :lol:
Okay I'll check it out before going to school. ;)

Allure
10-31-2007, 01:08 AM
Haha yeah. :lol:

Have fun in school. :wavey:

Truc
10-31-2007, 12:15 PM
I guess you've already seen that one, Puschkin (and the other German speakers, of course)?
http://www.tennismagazin.de/exklusiv/portraits/detail.php?we_lv_start_aktuelles=1&class=22&thema=81

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 12:25 PM
I guess you've already seen that one, Puschkin (and the other German speakers, of course)?

Thanks a lot, I have seen only parts of it, quite a revealing article, if even some French clichés are a bit too much and some of the language is too sensational.

I think the author is spot on on the first line "He does not belong into this era" without knowing it. And he is not good in French litterature "d'Artagnon". :rolleyes:

Truc
10-31-2007, 12:50 PM
D’Artagnon sounds so bad, I had overlooked it. :lol:

I had to smile at his "Ich arbeite daran, nicht zu freundlich zu sein" (I'm working on being not too nice/too friendly).

I didn't know his Wimbledon run had generated so much interest from new sponsors, that part was new to me.

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 02:04 PM
I didn't know his Wimbledon run had generated so much interest from new sponsors, that part was new to me.

I did not know it either and franchement, I doubt it. Richard with his shyness and rather akward way of giving interviews, would not be my target, if I was hunting for marketable tennis players.

my0118
10-31-2007, 02:55 PM
I knew Djokovic would tank, probably against Murray, but he did today already.
What a f***ing boy this Djoko is.
I hope Santoro proves himself it's not just a gain from Djoko's tanking in the next round.

silverwhite
10-31-2007, 06:20 PM
I guess you've already seen that one, Puschkin (and the other German speakers, of course)?
http://www.tennismagazin.de/exklusiv/portraits/detail.php?we_lv_start_aktuelles=1&class=22&thema=81

Anything interesting? :p

ChrisDoesDallas
10-31-2007, 07:01 PM
How far does Richie need to go to get to Shanghai? A Paris win + Murray 3R loss?

Allez Santoro. :rocker2:

[/and excuse me for just bumping into here uninvited, I'm Chris, bonjour :wavey: ]

Jozie
10-31-2007, 10:21 PM
I think he needs 70 points, which is a final round berth.... Am I right?

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 10:29 PM
I think he needs 70 points, which is a final round berth.... Am I right?

Richard just needs to be better than Murray, i.e one round more. But Murray is not the only opponent. ;)

Jozie
10-31-2007, 10:39 PM
No, all depends on opponents in other quarters of the draw, e.g. Robredo, Haas and Berdych. All so difficult to tell at the moment. My gut feel is with Gasquet. If he happens to meet Murray in QF, my money is on Gasquet. I just feel after today's effort, there is no stopping him.

Puschkin
10-31-2007, 10:49 PM
No, all depends on opponents in other quarters of the draw, e.g. Robredo, Haas and Berdych. All so difficult to tell at the moment.

That's exactly what I meant. My comment only referred to Murray.

My gut feel is with Gasquet. If he happens to meet Murray in QF, my money is on Gasquet. I just feel after today's effort, there is no stopping him.

I wish your gut feel will be right. :D :wavey: