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***Hardcourt Season: NEW HAVEN***

silverwhite
07-20-2005, 06:56 PM
Paulo def Costa 6-3 6-4 in Stuttgart. Next up: Gaudio :scared:

Marine
07-20-2005, 07:08 PM
ehhh good !
At first he won a match, secondly against Costa, that's good, I was sure he was going to lose easily at first round after Moscow's nightmare.

Allez Paulo, Gaudio lost at first round in RG this year, not you, come on :lol:

Marine
07-20-2005, 07:33 PM
Article about his new collaboration with Thierry Tuslane, in l'Equipe

Tulasne et Mathieu à l’essai

Thierry Tulasne entame à Stuttgart sa période d’essai comme entraîneur de Paul-Henri Mathieu.


CETTE SEMAINE, Paul-Henri Mathieu n’est plus seul. Thierry Tulasne est à ses côtés. Depuis sa séparation avec Sébastien Grosjean à la fin de l’année dernière, ce dernier supervisait, en collaboration avec Jérôme Potier, un groupe de sept jeunes loups aidés par la FFT, parmi lesquels figurent deux joueurs les plus en progrès en 2005 : Gilles Simon (redescendu 135e, en raison d’un contre-coup après d’excellents résultats aux Antipodes en début d’année), et Florent Serra (80e à l’ATP, après une victoire à Rimini la semaine dernière en Challenger).

Patrice Dominguez, le DTN, a toutefois pris la décision de favoriser un rapprochement entre Thierry Tulasne et Paul-Henri Mathieu, pour l’été et plus si affinités. Ce dernier, séparé de son coach Olivier Soulès au printemps, avait profité d’un premier intérim avec Patrice Hagelauer durant la période de Roland-Garros où le Français avait failli éliminer Canas en seizième de finale. Mais un règlement interne à l’équipe de Coupe Davis a obligé les deux hommes à mettre fin à leur collaboration : l’entraîneur de l’équipe de France ne pouvait être détaché sur le long terme auprès d’un seul équipier potentiel.

Au lendemain de sa défaite plus qu’honorable à Wimbledon au premier tour où il obligea Roger Federer à la plus extrême vigilance, PHM avait demandé à la FFT de travailler avec Thierry Tulasne : « Ça m’intéressait parce que Thierry a été un très bon joueur. J’attends qu’il m’apporte son expérience », confiait-il hier par téléphone, depuis Stuttgart où il affrontera aujourd’hui Albert Costa, vainqueur de Roland-Garros en 2002. Le sociétaire du Paris-Jean-Bouin se dit remis de sa déconvenue de Moscou, en Coupe Davis (battu par Andreev lors du match décisif) : « Je me suis reposé, et aujourd’hui, j’ai bien tapé la balle. »


Malgré son attachement à son groupe, Tulasne n’a pas hésité à répondre à l’appel de PHM : « Il m’a demandé de lui dire comment je voyais son jeu,raconte celui qui fut numéro 10 mondial en 1986 (wow I didn't know !). Il m’a prévenu la veille de cet entretien ; j’ai réfléchi pendant la nuit et, le lendemain, je lui ai dit tout le bien que je pensais de lui, son talent tennistique, son envie de réussir. Le travail ne lui fait pas peur, il est prêt à tous les sacrifices. Il a du plaisir dans l’effort (ugh, does he think to Seb :unsure: ) et possède une marge de progression très importante. Il prend déjà la balle bien plus tôt qu’avant ; il est plus performant à la volée. Il ne lui manque que la confiance sur les points importants. » Reste à savoir comment l’acquérir : « Ça va passer par un travail mental », résume Tulasne.

Une fois la décision prise, Patrice Dominguez a appelé Simon et Serra pour les informer d’une possible réorganisation, si l’expérience Tulasne-Mathieu débouchait, comme le souhaite Paul-Henri Mathieu, sur une collaboration exclusive à long terme : « J’aimerais bien que ça marche », espère PHM, qui est prêt, dans un premier temps, à partager les compétences de Tulasne avec d’autres joueurs. Gilles Simon, par exemple, cette semaine à Stuttgart. Mais chacun s’accorde à dire que la situation ne peut être que provisoire : « Un premier bilan sera fait à l’issue des deux tournois de terre battue (Stuttgart et Kitzbuhel), un autre après l’US Open, confie Éric Deblicker, responsable du haut niveau, et entraîneur de Richard Gasquet. Ensuite, nous trouverons des solutions adaptées à chacun.

delsa
07-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Paulo def Costa 6-3 6-4 in Stuttgart. Next up: Gaudio :scared:
:eek: Well done Paulo! :worship: I must admit i'm surprised it was won in two sets. (percentage of Paulo's break points conversion, please?, a description of how it went if that's possible too... ;) ) So far so good. Give all you've got next match and we'll see what comes out of it! Just relearn to enjoy to play and it'll do. :)
Thank you very much for the article Marine!

Marine
07-20-2005, 08:08 PM
[QUOTE=delsa(percentage of Paulo's break points conversion, please[/QUOTE]

oh delsa merci de ne pas gâcher ce moment positif par une requête un brin perfide ... qui risquerait de compromettre la bonne nouvelle du jour ! lol

delsa
07-20-2005, 09:17 PM
oh delsa merci de ne pas gâcher ce moment positif par une requête un brin perfide ... qui risquerait de compromettre la bonne nouvelle du jour ! lol
You misunderstood my intentions. I'm really happy about this win which, looking only at the score, seems to reveal that he's already back on track after his two humiliating and painful defeats. So i'm curious and i want to know more about his match to really know if he has progressed in terms of "bouncebackability" ( love this word! :lol: ) and in term of break points conversion... or if Costa helped him in his attempt to get back at his best level (how kind of him... :p if it's the case...) in "giving" him the match by playing really bad. That's all! I'll never ever be despising with Paulo even when joking. ;)

Marine
07-20-2005, 09:27 PM
"bouncebackability"
in french ?? what's this ?

well, I understood, you want to know if Paulo needed 20 break balls to convert one...

Sacré Paulo, ses fins de sets et de matchs sont toujours une épreuve à suivre !

lizabeth..*
07-21-2005, 03:13 AM
A win!

Yee haawww.

Goodluck against Gaudio...hopefully he can string a few wins together! :)

Marine
07-21-2005, 05:16 PM
He lost 2/6 7/6 (3) 0/6 !!! :(

delsa
07-21-2005, 07:27 PM
He lost 2/6 7/6 (3) 0/6 !!! :(
He won a set! :bigclap: :bounce: And after this you're going to say that i'm not positive enough and that i always spoils the party, Marine...:lol:
To bad he got a bagel again...But still, that's so great that he returned to winning ways and that he took a set from the 2004 RG champion.
What's next for him?

silverwhite
07-21-2005, 08:55 PM
At least he won a set. :D But the bagel... :o

Marine
07-21-2005, 09:09 PM
we dont't care if he won a set, after he was crushed 6/0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Paulo should have holiday, forget tennis, then go to the us tour after a good break...

Ome
07-22-2005, 03:24 AM
Well, twice he got bagels in these last few weeks!
Obviously, something's going wrong inside his head :lol:

But still, he won a set and it's better than a straight-sets-loss though...

ALLEZ PAULO :hug: We love you... but no more BAGEL & win more than one set plzzzz ;)

Marine
07-22-2005, 08:06 AM
L'Equipe


Malgré sa défaite contre Gaston Gaudio, le Français a retrouvé un peu de confiance après la déception de Moscou.


PAUL-HENRI MATHIEU quittera Stuttgart aujourd’hui, battu, déçu mais aussi rassuré. Au retour d’un week-end catastrophique de Coupe Davis, au cours duquel il n’avait pas réussi à gagner le moindre set face à Nikolay Davidenko et Igor Andreev, le Strasbourgeois a résisté pendant deux sets et demi à Gaston Gaudio, au lendemain d’une victoire sur Albert Costa.

Vainqueur de Roland-Garros, en 2002, Costa constitue encore une référence solide, mais plus absolue. Malgré sa défaite en huitième de finale cette année contre David Ferrer, Gaston Gaudio, vainqueur à Paris en 2004, demeure, lui, un des tout meilleurs joueurs de terre battue du moment, derrière Rafael Nadal, qui a remporté hier contre Fernando Verdasco sa trente et unième victoire de suite sur terre battue. Or, ce n’est qu’au milieu du troisième set que le Français a mis les pouces hier pour perdre finalement (6-2, 6-7, 6-0).

« Franchement, ça a joué à un super niveau, se réjouissait par téléphone son tout nouveau coach à l’essai, Thierry Tulasne. Ce qui lui manque encore c’est de la confiance, car sur les points importants on sent que son bras se raidit. »

Ce fut le cas en début de troisième set, quand le Français eut balle de jeu dans les trois premiers jeux qu’il perdit tous les trois, laissant la voie libre pour un Gaudio lancé vers la victoire.

« Il m’a franchement épaté, continue Tulasne, par son envie de jouer au lendemain d’une rencontre de Coupe Davis comme celle-là. Quand je l’ai retrouvé à la descente du train, lundi, il voulait aller tout de suite s’entraîner. »

Ne pas avoir pu travailler suivant ses habitudes personnelles pendant un mois, après sa séparation « forcée » avec Patrice Hagelauer, semble bien avoir eu un impact sur le rendement du Français à Moscou. « Paulo a des rituels d’entraînement avec des schémas de jeu précis, précise Tulasne. C’est ce que j’essaye de recréer actuellement. »

Le tandem aura une deuxième occasion de trouver ses marques, à Kitzbühel, la semaine prochaine, avant de se lancer sur le circuit américain si leur association est confirmée par Patrice Dominguez. « Nous partirons samedi, pour nous habituer à l’altitude, ajoute Tulasne. Paulo sera tête de série là-bas, donc il sera exempté de premier tour. »

La suite, si suite il y a, aura le Québec pour cadre, car Mathieu doit jouer à Montréal, Cincinnati et New Haven avant l’US Open.

L’autre élève de Thierry Tulasne, Gilles Simon, a laissé passer le coche contre l’Argentin Mariano Zabaleta, contre lequel il mena 5-4, 0-30 au premier set avant de le perdre au tie-break et de lâcher prise dans le deuxième set (7-6, 6-1). Aucun Français ne disputera donc les quarts de finale. En revanche, Nikolay Davydenko, le héros russe de Moscou, a continué sur sa lancée de la Coupe Davis en dominant l’Allemand Alexander Waske. Mais la surprise du jour a été l’œuvre du jeune Italien Andreas Seppi qui a éliminé l’Espagnol Tommy Robredo en trois sets (7-5, 2-6, 6-1). – Ph. B.

Next tournaments:

Kitzbühel (the next week)
Quebec
Montreal
Cincinnati
New Haven

silverwhite
07-22-2005, 10:12 AM
we dont't care if he won a set, after he was crushed 6/0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Paulo should have holiday, forget tennis, then go to the us tour after a good break...

Maybe he was so shocked he won a set that he couldn't play. :lol: Don't be so harsh on him. :p

delsa
07-22-2005, 11:52 AM
Maybe he was so shocked he won a set that he couldn't play. :lol: Don't be so harsh on him. :p
:haha: That's a theory! :yeah:

Marine
07-22-2005, 07:07 PM
I love this quote :lol:

Toutefois, si la coopération avec le Strasbourgeois se poursuivait, il faudrait qu’elle devienne exclusive, afin notamment de faire progresser ce fameux mental, défectueux par moment, sans qui PHM pourrait faire des prouesses. Et pour cela, il faut qu’il tue l’âne Mathieu, pour retrouver l’étalon Paulo.

Marine
07-22-2005, 08:14 PM
To finish this thread on a good note, a video I loovvve, the interview after match in Strasbourg, in this fantastic atmosphere, what such a crazy week-end !!!
I'm sure Paulo will have again the opportunity to live great moments like that :)

Let's be positive !


http://stade2.france2.fr/video/stade2f_20050306.asx

Lindsayfan
07-23-2005, 06:48 AM
Tulasne is Paulo's coach?? I hope it works. i still wonder why seb dumped him...he was soo good.

off topic: Marine do u know if Deblicker lives in Geneva?I met him to a concert 2 months ago, maybe he was on holidays. :confused:

Marine
07-23-2005, 09:30 AM
off topic: Marine do u know if Deblicker lives in Geneva?I met him to a concert 2 months ago, maybe he was on holidays. :confused:

I don't know. He's Richard's coach I don't know if he has time to live in Geneva, but it's possible.
Put me at ease, Richard still lives in Paris ??? :mad:

Lindsayfan
07-23-2005, 11:13 AM
Put me at ease, Richard still lives in Paris ??? :mad:

yes i think so.

*julie*
07-23-2005, 01:29 PM
I am in England at the moment. So thanks everyone for the news and articles. :worship: Good to hear some news.
Btw, I ll be back home for the US tournies.
Good luck Paulo!

silverwhite
07-24-2005, 03:51 AM
:haha:

Sorry. Paulo's luck is just :help: .

Kitzbuhel draw: 1st round - bye, 2nd round - Robin Vik, 3rd round - Gaston Gaudio

:help:

Ome
07-24-2005, 09:03 AM
:lol: Poor Paulo :hug:

Allez Paulo!! :bounce:
If he really has to play Gaston... it will not be worse this time ;)

delsa
07-24-2005, 12:29 PM
:haha:

Sorry. Paulo's luck is just :help: .

Kitzbuhel draw: 1st round - bye, 2nd round - Robin Vik, 3rd round - Gaston Gaudio

:help:
Noo?! I can't believe it! (I should after so much time but i get that normally he plays "unwinable" players but not always the same...another thing i'll need to get used to). I would have never believe that his bad luck could get worse... :tape:
Allez Paulo! :bounce: You took him a set the first time and you have to take your revenge for the bagel... But first, there's Robin Vik...

Ome
07-27-2005, 11:52 AM
:sad: Could it be worse??

R Vik (CZE) d (16)P Mathieu (FRA) 75 10 ret. (gastritis)

MariaV
07-27-2005, 12:32 PM
I just CANNOT believe!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!! WTF?????? I guess it can't get any worse. :( :smash: :smash: :banghead: :banghead: :sad: :sad: OK, get well soon Paulo. :hug:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
07-27-2005, 05:23 PM
:sad: paulo. speedy recovery!

btw, what is gastritis? :scratch:

Ome
07-28-2005, 11:10 AM
gastritis = an illness which makes the inside of your stomach become swollen, so you feel a burning pain

silverwhite
07-28-2005, 04:00 PM
Paulo :sad: He deserves a break from all this bad luck with draws and injuries.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
07-28-2005, 05:16 PM
ouch. poor paulo! get well soon buddy! xoxo :hug::hug:

delsa
07-28-2005, 10:16 PM
:sad: Get well soon Paulo! :) He got gastritis from his usual pre-match plate of pastas? :lol: Maybe it's time to change his habits...

silverwhite
08-01-2005, 07:53 AM
Paulo should be OK now, right? :) With so many players pulling out of Montreal, Paulo might not have to qualify afterall. :bounce:

*julie*
08-05-2005, 07:39 PM
OMG! The draw has been done for the Montreal MS .......and Paulo will play Roddick in the first round!!!
That's just a bad joke :mad:

delsa
08-05-2005, 08:51 PM
OMG! The draw has been done for the Montreal MS .......and Paulo will play Roddick in the first round!!!
That's just a bad joke :mad:
No that's a normal Paulo draw... What has he done to get so punished by "Fortune" over and over again? :sad:

*julie*
08-05-2005, 09:09 PM
Exactly! that's a normal draw for Paulo; as Federer withdrew from it he has to play Roddick instead. It's only logical. :rolleyes:

delsa
08-05-2005, 09:26 PM
He always has to face the favorite in big important events in the first round...That's his punishment... For what? i don't know... :sad:

silverwhite
08-05-2005, 11:25 PM
:help:

I have a feeling I'm not going to enjoy this tournament.

Ome
08-06-2005, 10:40 AM
At least I'm pretty sure that we're going to see him live on TV so...

ALLEZ PAULO!!! :hug:

*I don't want to think about Cincinati & US OPEN... :rolleyes:*

tashanv
08-08-2005, 12:22 AM
Aww Oh My God I Feel So Bad For Paul!!!!!I Mean This Guy Has Really Bad Luck!!I Mean He Has Worse Luck Than,Well Im Sorry But I Cant Think Of Any One Who Has As Bad Of Luck As Poor Paulo!!!I Mean Come On How In The Hell Do They Expect Him To Get His Ranking Past 50 With Draws Like This!!If Its Not Roger Its Andy And If Its Not One Of Them Its Some One Else Who Is Ranked In The Top Ten.Even I Can See What Talent He Has!!!But With Draws Like This He Will Never Make In The Top 50!!!!!!!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-08-2005, 04:07 AM
paulo :sad: KICK RODDICK'S ASS!!!!!

parissima
08-08-2005, 02:15 PM
Hey, does anyone of the french people here know whether the matches will be aired on tv or not? If so, where, when, etc? :angel:

The draw sucks, but hey, we must have faith in our Paulo :banana:

*julie*
08-08-2005, 06:47 PM
Hey, does anyone of the french people here know whether the matches will be aired on tv or not? If so, where, when, etc? :angel:

The draw sucks, but hey, we must have faith in our Paulo :banana:

He will play tomorrow.
I am sure it will be on tv (sport+) as he will play against Roddick. We don't know what time yet, but I guess it will be the 2nd or 3rd match on centre court.
Allez Paulo do your best! :worship:

*julie*
08-08-2005, 10:16 PM
Here is the order of play:
Central
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Florent SERRA (FRA) vs Lleyton HEWITT (AUS)
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM (will be on ESPN2 in the US)
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Carlos MOYA (ESP)
followed by
Guillermo CORIA (ARG) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 7:30 PM
Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)followed by
Rafael NADAL (ESP)/Tommy ROBREDO (ESP) vs Yves ALLEGRO (SUI)/Dominik HRBATY (SVK)

So Paulo will play at about 1:30 AM if I am right. ALLEZ PAULO!!!

parissima
08-09-2005, 07:00 PM
darn... i'll be missing it...
:(

well, Allez Paulo!!! You can do it...:bigclap:

Scotso
08-10-2005, 12:16 AM
Paulo is playing really well against Roddick right now :bounce:

Allez Paulo!

Scotso
08-10-2005, 12:20 AM
Paulo won the first set 7-5 :woohoo:

Scotso
08-10-2005, 12:41 AM
7-5 3-1 but bp against Paulo :sad:

fight Paulo!

Éowyn
08-10-2005, 01:20 AM
:woohoo: he won 7-5 6-3

:woohoo: and :bigcry: all at the same time! gutted for andy but brilliant for paulo he needed that :D

*julie*
08-10-2005, 01:22 AM
:woohoo: PHM defeated Roddick 7-5 6-3 :worship: :worship: :worship: The real Paulo is back!!!
He played amazing tennis. Many winners, aces, good returns. He was on fire and managed to win the match even if he seemed a bit nervous at the end. He can be proud of him. He outclassed Roddick and didn't waste crucial points.
Congrats Paulo! :banana: :banana: :banana:

It was worth to watch tv until 3 AM! :D

delsa
08-10-2005, 01:36 AM
It was worth to watch tv until 3 AM! :D
So true! :D He really played well it seems (could only see the first 7 games and i'll only be able to see the rest tomorrow...) but let's not forget Roddick was not at his best during this match (even the stats only show that). ;)
Paulo was back for one match! The moment when he would have choked normally (at *3-1 with like 5 deuces, two bps against him etc...) he put himself out of trouble. And he was on fire all match like the old good times!
Let's hope he continues...
Fantastic! So proud of him! :bounce: It will do a lot of good to his confidence and self-belief! Let's get back on track now Paulo!
Tuslane and his son were watching him... I hope they'll still be there for his next match: they bring good luck to the very "unlucky" Paulo! :lol:

:woohoo:

lizabeth..*
08-10-2005, 01:59 AM
I do not believe.

My jaw dropped and my eyes actually bulged out of my head.

C'est magnifique!

Hopefully this will give him a much needed confidence boost and he can at least make it into the later parts of the week.

ALLEZ!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-10-2005, 02:10 AM
I was too tired and fell asleep during this match. :fiery: When I woke up they broadcasted a bit highlight and I saw Paulo had full of confindence in his eyes, :eek: I just thought if he indeed was crazy, :lol: he "lost" the match but he was still that happy,finally I discover he won the match,OMG!!! :crazy::crazy::crazy:
I love Paulo,go on in the next match! :smooch::hearts::aplot:

Scotso
08-10-2005, 02:51 AM
:worship:

oneandonlyhsn
08-10-2005, 02:57 AM
I do not believe.

My jaw dropped and my eyes actually bulged out of my head.

C'est magnifique!

Hopefully this will give him a much needed confidence boost and he can at least make it into the later parts of the week.

ALLEZ!

From your lips to Gods ears, I hope this win will give him a good set of confidence to get him deep into the tournament, allez

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-10-2005, 03:14 AM
amazing!!! wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm sooooo proud of paulo!!!!!!!

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 03:49 AM
I jinxed Roddick, didn't I, Julie and Delsa? :devil:

I can't believe I overslept and missed the match! I'll have to watch it on repeat later. I woke up, pissed off that I overslept, and then went to follow live scores. Richard's win over Fed was more emotional. This one was pure joy. I was laughing and smiling when I saw the result. :lol:

And yes, please Paulo, let this be of things to come. :p Next match against Arnaud. Will playing against his compatriot affect him? :scared:

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 04:15 AM
Mathieu Serves Out Roddick

August 9, 2005 - France's Paul-Henri Mathieu pulled off a huge upset in the first round of the Rogers Cup at Jarry Park Tuesday night, defeating American Andy Roddick, defending Tennis Masters Montreal champion and third seed, 7-5, 6-3.

Winner in Washington this past Sunday, Roddick was beaten at his own game by an inspired Mathieu. The Frenchman served 14 aces compared to three by the American.

Roddick had only good things to say about Mathieu after his surprising loss.

“I thought he played great,” Roddick said. “I think he served really well tonight. You know – a lot of credit to him. He didn't let me settle in and try to find my bearings. He really took it to me so I was playing reactive instead of active.”

The American also explained his difficulty adapting to the conditions in Montreal compared to those in Washington.

“It just felt totally different out there than it did two days ago,” he said. “The court, the balls, they're all a little bit different. I just didn't adjust. It's a different ball. I just didn't feel like I was doing anything real comfortably out there.”

Mathieu doesn't rank the win as the biggest in his career, but he puts it amongst the top five. “I've already beaten Sampras and Safin, but it's definitely one of my best matches. The ball is really light and moves a lot here. You just have to adapt.”

Mathieu plays his second round match against Arnaud Clément Wednesday. Clément advanced to round two with a win over Argentine Jose Acasuso in three sets. Another all-French match-up pits Richard Gasquet against Sébastien Grosjean, who ousted Paradorn Srichaphan.

The two remaining Canadians were both eliminated on Tuesday. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., fell 6-2, 6-2 to Belgium's Xavier Malisse; while Rob Steckley of Thornhill, Ont., took the first set off Dane Kenneth Carlsen before bowing out 6-4, 6-3.

http://www.rogerscupmen.com/english/news/tuesday2.asp

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 04:15 AM
Paulo answers your question himself, Delsa. ;)

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 04:32 AM
MONTREAL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Paul-Andre Mathieu upset the form book in the first round of the Montreal Masters on Tuesday when the unseeded Frenchman registered a stunning 7-5 6-3 victory over third-seeded American Andy Roddick.
It was a tough day for the leading seeds, with number two Lleyton Hewitt succumbing to a stomach bug and the top-ranked Rafael Nadal forced to dig deep to earn a second-round berth.

Mathieu, who had lost all eight of his encounters against top-10 opponents this year, matched the big-serving Roddick in the first set before breaking him in the 12th game to take the opener.

He broke Roddick again in the second game of the second set and despite facing break points himself twice in the fifth game, held serve the rest of the match for the victory.

"I like to play big matches," a smiling Mathieu said after the win on centre court.

"I had a lot of injuries last year and I'm trying to come back and this is going to give me some confidence."

Roddick had won 18 of his past 20 matches, including a victory in the Washington Classic final on Sunday, but the world number four appeared lethargic for most of the contest and could not match the pace and enthusiasm of an inspired Mathieu.

Mathieu will now meet fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clement in the second round after the qualifier advanced with a 2-6 6-3 6-3 victory over Jose Acasuso of Argentina.

http://go.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=tennisNews&storyID=9325255&section=news&src=rss/uk/tennisNews

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 04:33 AM
"I like to play big matches," a smiling Mathieu said after the win on centre court.


Please, Paulo! Enough with the bad draws! :o

lau
08-10-2005, 05:08 AM
I just wanted to congratulate all Paulo`s fans :wavey: (who BTW, must be some of the most amazing fans :lol: )


:woohoo: :yippee: :woohoo: :yippee:

I watched the match and it was amazing!! :)

linus
08-10-2005, 05:18 AM
now i maybe am the happiest gal in the tennis world :D :D :D

delsa
08-10-2005, 06:58 AM
Paulo answers your question himself, Delsa. ;)
I see... ;) But he didn't precised he was the last one to beat him. And you jinxed A-Rod, i should not doubt your "power" next time or think it could only be active if Andy'd have retired... :o Shame on me you can actually really jinx players.
The problem's that next match is not a "big" match and it's there for him to loose, moreover against a compatriot, huhoh...:scared: Keep a cold head Paulo! And win this! (Sorry Arnaud...)
They're both liking to win again so that will be an hard match. Nobody will want to be stopped when they're just regaining top form and confidence.

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 07:08 AM
And you jinxed A-Rod, i should not doubt your "power" next time or think it could only be active if Andy'd have retired... :o Shame on me you can actually really jinx players.

Next up: Seb. :devil:

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 07:10 AM
BTW. some interesting stuff the commentators shared:

1. Richard and Paulo were hitting together before the match.
2. Roddick's coach, Dean Goldfine, was very confident of Roddick's chances.
3. Xavier Malisse's coach mentioned to one of the commentators that he thought that Paulo could beat Roddick.

delsa
08-10-2005, 07:11 AM
Next up: Seb. :devil:
:lol: I think Richard could win even without you jinxing his opponent (and would prefer it since he wants to proove he's truely the French number one now) but please, feel free... :devil:

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 07:19 AM
:lol: I think Richard could win even without you jinxing his opponent (and would prefer it since he wants to proove he's truely the French number one now) but please, feel free... :devil:

I don't know. He got overawed when he played Agassi in Rome. This time, it's a similar situation. He's playing against someone whom I think he has looked up to since young. He also has the pressure of proving that he's the real French #1, so...

delsa
08-10-2005, 07:29 AM
I don't know. He got overawed when he played Agassi in Rome. This time, it's a similar situation. He's playing against someone whom I think he has looked up to since young. He also has the pressure of proving that he's the real French #1, so...
Federer was also his idol... He wasn't really starstruck when they met. I don't know if he looked up to Grosjean that much growing up... Anyway, we'll see. He needs to win this. Sorry Seb...

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 07:48 AM
Federer was also his idol... He wasn't really starstruck when they met. I don't know if he looked up to Grosjean that much growing up... Anyway, we'll see. He needs to win this. Sorry Seb...

Remember that picture of him, Seb and Forget? I'm not too sure either though. It's just an inference.

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 08:22 AM
I've got a $100v each on Seb and Nono. :devil:

delsa
08-10-2005, 08:36 AM
I've got a $100v each on Seb and Nono. :devil:
:eek: You need to bet that much for your jinx to work?!
About the photo...:shrug:

MariaV
08-10-2005, 09:04 AM
Congrats to all Paulo fans. :woohoo:
ALLEZ PAULO!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bounce: :bigclap: :bounce:
I hope he can keep up the momentum and won't lose to Arnaud.

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 09:14 AM
:eek: You need to bet that much for your jinx to work?!
About the photo...:shrug:

I think Seb and Arnaud have a chance, actually. :lol:

What photo? :confused:

joyk
08-10-2005, 10:19 AM
WOW,great win Paul,show`em what you`re made of.:clap2:

*julie*
08-10-2005, 10:57 AM
I jinxed Roddick, didn't I, Julie and Delsa? :devil:


Yes :hug: Thank you for your bets on Seb and Arnaud as well. ;)

MONTREAL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Paul-Andre Mathieu upset the form book in the first round of the Montreal Masters on Tuesday when the unseeded Frenchman registered a stunning 7-5 6-3 victory over third-seeded American Andy Roddick.

:mad: Stupid journalists...

BTW. some interesting stuff the commentators shared:

1. Richard and Paulo were hitting together before the match.
2. Roddick's coach, Dean Goldfine, was very confident of Roddick's chances.
3. Xavier Malisse's coach mentioned to one of the commentators that he thought that Paulo could beat Roddick.

Thanks for sharing :yeah: I like these little anecdotes.

I also heard from the french commentators that some french players criticized the fact that Paulo was training with Hagelauer (DC coach) during RG and that's the reason why he had to change. But they didn't gave any names... I wonder who they are... :shrug: :scratch:

Anyway, that's a good start for him and Thierry Tulasne.

delsa
08-10-2005, 10:59 AM
I don't like Paulo's H2H with Clément. Arnaud leads him 3-0... :o
The photo is the one you spoke about Silverwhite, with Forget, Seb and little Richard...

Ome
08-10-2005, 10:59 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Paulo :kiss:

*I'M TOO HAPPYYYYYY*

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 11:06 AM
I don't like Paulo's H2H with Clément. Arnaud leads him 3-0... :o
The photo is the one you spoke about Silverwhite, with Forget, Seb and little Richard...

Oh. I'm guessing that if Richard knew Seb from young, he probably looked up to him when Seb had success (#1 junior, etc), so it might be difficult for him to beat someone he respects.

*julie*
08-10-2005, 11:06 AM
I don't like Paulo's H2H with Clément. Arnaud leads him 3-0... :o


It's time for him to change this. Even if Clément got some confidence from his previous match, Paulo can be more confident about his performance against Roddick.

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 11:06 AM
Yes :hug: Thank you for your bets on Seb and Arnaud as well. ;)


I only bet $100v each this time. :( I bet $300v on Andy.

silverwhite
08-10-2005, 11:08 AM
It's time for him to change this. Even if Clément got some confidence from his previous match, Paulo can be more confident about his performance against Roddick.

2002 Barcelona 64 Clay (O) A.CLEMENT 5-7 5-7
2003 Basle 32 Carpet (I) A.CLEMENT 4-6 6-7(4)

That was a few years ago. Hopefully, Paulo doesn't have this H2H in his head.

parissima
08-10-2005, 11:12 AM
Oh my god!!! Paulo won? :eek:
This is AMAZING :worship: (yeah i know, i should be ashamed, i had doubted that he would win the match against Roddick :banghead: )
:aparty:
I'm so proud of Paulo right now :) Next step, beating Clément (i love Arnaud but still... :p

Can't believe i missed both Richie's and Paulo's matches, tho'... :crying2: I have to find a way to see them... :confused:

delsa
08-10-2005, 11:26 AM
Sorry i made a mistake. He leads him 2-1 only... And you're right. It was a "long" time ago. I discovered Paulo had already defeated Roddick in the juniors when he won RG junior in 2000.

Hangdog
08-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Federer was also his idol... He wasn't really starstruck when they met. I don't know if he looked up to Grosjean that much growing up... Anyway, we'll see. He needs to win this. Sorry Seb...

:devil: IMO Sebastien with his eternal mental problems needs this victory even more. And that'll be not so difficult for him in 5-sets match...

I'm really happy about Paulo :D , I've belived in his victory since I saw the draw. Congratulations to him and all his fans!

"C'est bizarre mais c'est bien, c'est assez rare qu'on se retrouve comme ça en deuxième ronde", a constaté le héros du jour pour qui ce n'était tout de même pas la plus grande victoire.

Well, I don't know why c'est bien, but that's another tough match with Clement... Sorry but allez Arnaud!

And yes, by the way... A little video of Paulo's match: first video link of this article (http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/CoupeRogers/nouvelles/200508/09/003-hewitt-roddick.shtml)

parissima
08-10-2005, 02:05 PM
Sorry it's in french... I'll try to translate it as soon as possible...

ATP - Montréal - Mathieu: "Je sentais que je pouvais le battre"

MONTREAL, 10 août (AFP) - - Paul-Henri Mathieu, 63e mondial au classement ATP, a réussi le premier coup d'éclat du tournoi de tennis de Montréal, comptant pour les Masters Series, en battant 7-5, 6-3 au 1er tour mardi l'Américain Andy Roddick, un succès dont il se sentait capable.

Sans fanfaronner, Mathieu (23 ans), qui s'entraîne avec Thierry Tulasne depuis mi-juillet après la Coupe Davis, a expliqué qu'il sentait "que je pouvais le battre", reprenant le sentiment partagé par les autres joueurs français clairement optimiste avant la rencontre".


Q: Quel est votre sentiment après ce beau succès ?

R: "C'est une grande victoire mais je sentais que je pouvais le battre. Il y a deux ans j'ai battu de grands joueurs et je savais que l'occasion se représenterait. Quand je reviens après m'être fait +breaker+ dans la première manche, je sais que je vais avoir ma chance. J'ai bien lu son service. A 3 à 1 en ma faveur dans la seconde manche, il y a un jeu important où je réussis à résister pour mener 4 à 1. C'est un moment important du match. En fait, j'ai surtout essayé de jouer long et de ne pas faire de fautes. Battre un Top 5 donne confiance, mais maintenant je dois essayer d'aller plus loin".


Q: Quelle place a cette victoire dans votre carrière ?

R: "Je dirais que c'est l'une des cinq plus belles. La plus belle est celle contre Pete Sampras (l'Américain) en 2002 à Long Island. Je fais le meilleur match de ma carrière ce jour-là. En plus, je suis le dernier à l'avoir battu puisqu'il a arrêté sur le tournoi suivant qu'il a gagné (l'US Open). Faudrait lui demander s'il se souvient de mon nom. Je sais que j'étais triste de l'avoir battu sachant qu'il arrêtait peu après mais sa victoire à l'US Open m'a fait plaisir. J'ai aussi aussi battu Safin à Moscou chez lui".


Q: Est-ce que cela ouvre l'appétit alors que la saison sur ciment débute ?

R: "C'est un nouvel élan. D'autant que cela fait deux ans que j'essaye de revenir. Après ma belle saison 2002 (2 victoires sur le circuit ATP), j'ai connu des moments difficiles en 2003 et surtout en 2004 où je suis blessé pendant huit mois. Après la Coupe Davis (mi-juillet), je suis malade à Stuttgart et donc je renonce à Kitzbühel. Mais maintenant, c'est difficile de se fixer des objectifs car quand on n'est pas tête de série dans les tournois, on peut être bloqué par le tirage au sort. A l'US Open, je peux très bien tomber sur Roddick et perdre".

---> http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/050810/1/8thn.html

parissima
08-10-2005, 06:18 PM
And yes, by the way... A little video of Paulo's match: first video link of this article (http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/CoupeRogers/nouvelles/200508/09/003-hewitt-roddick.shtml)

oh... thanks for the link hangdog...
gosh, he seems to have played quite well :yippee:

it's so good to see him like that :)

sophia_c
08-10-2005, 07:00 PM
Hey...I just watched the match with Paul-Henri and Roddick...they showed it here on the highlights programme.....I am so pleased for him ......he has so much talent...and they also showed a short interview too!!!...so I am pleased he won...Allez P-H

Ome
08-10-2005, 10:55 PM
Rogers Cup - Interviews

An interview with:

PAUL-HENRI MATHIEU

THE MODERATOR: English questions first, please.

Q. How does that rank up there for big wins for you?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: What was that?

Q. How does it rank in importance?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: It's a great victory for me. I mean, I play a very good match today. I knew, I mean, I could beat him. Two years ago I beat some great players, so I knew I had my chance.

Q. Can you talk about that one point that was so fabulous? He lobbed you.

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: I mean, I don't know what to say. I mean, it was a great point. I don't know. I just try to put the ball in play. What a winner.

But, I mean, it was a great feeling. When I saw the ball was in, I mean, it's a great feeling. You try to enjoy it.

Q. When did you start to feel that you had a very good chance of winning?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: When I broke him back I think in the first set. He broke me at 2?All. At 3?2 I broke him back. I think I knew I had my chance.

Q. Could you see a change in him?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: No. I think I was returning very well today, so I really serve pretty good. So I think that was the key.

Q. Did you think that long game in the second set with the breakpoints was absolutely crucial?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: At 3-1?

Q. Yes.

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: Yes, I mean, it was a very important game for me. I didn't make a lot of first serve. I think it was very big game for me in the second set.

Q. What were you telling yourself to do? Play on his backhand?

PAUL HENRI MATHIEU: No, I mean, I was trying to playing my game, try to put the ball in play, not to miss so much. And when the ball was short, just go for it.

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oneandonlyhsn
08-11-2005, 12:24 AM
Allez Mathieu, make it quick work tonight

oneandonlyhsn
08-11-2005, 02:17 AM
Mathieu won :woohoo: http://smileys.******************/cat/23/23_11_53.gif

Danika
08-11-2005, 02:21 AM
Great news Paul WON 6/3 3/6 6/3!!!!Im very happy for him!!!!Now he will play Olivier Rochus.Good luck Paul!!

Hangdog
08-11-2005, 02:43 AM
Congratulate Paulo!.. :sad: Well, good luck for the next matches. Allez Mathieu!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-11-2005, 03:23 AM
:woohoo: great job paulo! get through the next round too!

MariaV
08-11-2005, 07:19 AM
Well done Paulo!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: Now keep on winning!!! :D ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :banana: :bigclap: :yippee:

Breakaway
08-11-2005, 07:36 AM
Well I am an Andy fan, but I was very impressed by Pauls play. :)

I like his style and hope he continues winning. :D

delsa
08-11-2005, 08:56 AM
At least a good news this morning (sorry for you Irina :hug: But Seb won so you must be happy , no?... :) ). Show us you're really back this time Paulo and you can still win on a regular basis, please! ;)
Well done! :worship: :bigclap: I'm very proud of you! :D This match was hard to deal with mentally, tennisticly, everything..., it was there for you to loose and you didn't. You got the job done.
Did somebody see the match? What was the second set's secenario? (Was it :eek: @ Clément or :smash: @ Mathieu?)
Good luck against Rochus! :bounce: You can do this! Never ever forget that! :rocker2:

silverwhite
08-11-2005, 10:53 AM
Devastating day for me today. Richard, David (Nalby) and ToJo ALL lost. :sad:

Thanks for brightening it up, Paulo! :hug:

*julie*
08-11-2005, 12:14 PM
I've just seen the replay of his match. Well done Paulo! :worship:
It was not that easy but he did it. Good luck against Rochus!!!
Allez Paulo! Reach the 3rd round! :worship:

delsa
08-11-2005, 02:54 PM
I've seen the replay too and: What a match! It didn't look like it was a 60th ranked player against a 100th ranked player at all. High quality, i tell you!
It was so great to see Arnaud playing in singles again on tv! They both played really really well but Paulo was superior. The score is as it should be. Arnaud did play very well in the second set. :D
Paulo hit the ball so hard but still he was very smart and had a good tactic and Arnaud tried to do the same to answer him. Arnaud who, as the commentators pointed out, is one of the players who moves the best on the court, ran everywhere very fast all the time. Paulo had to fire winners and devastating attacks to win a point, and he did it perfectly!
I love to see Arnaud hit his "jumped" two-handed BH à la Rios...:inlove: There was everything you can dream of in this match for a second round match between those kind of players at least. Arnaud is still a very good returner.
This is great that PHM had two very different matches against two very different kind of players before his match against Rochus that he MUST win. :devil:
That is the good news of the morning! Our Paulo seems to be back. Please stay with us now...
And Paulo looked quite serene and calm! There was no sign of him getting nervous in the tight situations. He actually always believed he'll have the upper hand! This victory over Roddick did a lot of good to him! :D
;)

Ome
08-11-2005, 04:21 PM
You guys are so lucky! I'm so jealous... :bigcry:

I only got the replay of Richard - Seb & Nadal - Mello's matches over & over again!

:smash: ESPN STARSPORTS!!

parissima
08-11-2005, 05:13 PM
Youpiii :)
Keep up the good work Paulo... :yeah:

oneandonlyhsn
08-11-2005, 06:39 PM
Paulo defeats Rochus 6-1,6-2 what a performance http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/5.gif

silverwhite
08-11-2005, 06:42 PM
3 BPs ALL saved by aces. Paulo :worship:

Please DON'T let the old Paulo come back though. :lol:

*julie*
08-11-2005, 06:53 PM
WELL DONE PAULO!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Great match once again!
6-1 6-2 What a score! It's like a dream....
I was expecting this Paulo for so long... :worship:
Quelle classe!

Ome
08-11-2005, 06:53 PM
I hope things will only get better for such a great player like him.

Hold on to this form Paulo...

HOLD IT TIGHT! :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-11-2005, 08:52 PM
:woohoo: i hope he can keep winning like this! it would be great for him to take this title!!!

delsa
08-11-2005, 09:08 PM
It was the perfect match from Paulo today and Rochus didn't even play badly! Like Julie said it was like a dream. :worship:
Keep it up! Davydenko ( :scared: ) for a revenge ( :devil: ) or Beck next round. Reach the semi-finals of a MS for the first time in your career now Paulo! You can do it the way you're playing! :bounce:

Hangdog
08-11-2005, 10:12 PM
Even not Davydenko but Beck... Btw, Karol is a good, nice and interesting player. But I wish good luck to the last survived French. Allez Paulo!.. ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-12-2005, 06:59 AM
Well done Paulo! :smooch:
Give him a bagel tonight man! :aplot:

*julie*
08-12-2005, 08:15 AM
He will play against Beck on Central Court at 11:00 AM.

:worship: Good luck Paulo :worship:
Reach the semis now!!!

silverwhite
08-12-2005, 09:41 AM
I'm watching the match, and Paulo was shouting, "Vamos! Come on!" I was :haha: because he said everything except the one in his own language. He also shouted, "Come on!" again when he won the game, which I've never seen before (but I heard he used to do that). I was quite shocked because he's usually so reserved but if it helps him keep on winning, why not? :lol:

delsa
08-12-2005, 10:05 AM
I'm watching the match, and Paulo was shouting, "Vamos! Come on!" I was :haha: because he said everything except the one in his own language. He also shouted, "Come on!" again when he won the game, which I've never seen before (but I heard he used to do that). I was quite shocked because he's usually so reserved but if it helps him keep on winning, why not? :lol:
He used to do this a lot a few years ago. It doesn't surprise me... I think that's because he's reserved that he doesn't shouts "allez" in French. It's easier for him in another language if you understand what i mean. And Rochus is a francophone as was Clément so i guess he didn't want to sound unfair-play or something or to make them react (hearing your opponent get pumped up, encouraging himself in your own language has a lot more effect on you than if he does it in a foreign language...at least that's how it is for me...).

silverwhite
08-12-2005, 11:04 AM
He used to do this a lot a few years ago. It doesn't surprise me... I think that's because he's reserved that he doesn't shouts "allez" in French. It's easier for him in another language if you understand what i mean. And Rochus is a francophone as was Clément so i guess he didn't want to sound unfair-play or something or to make them react (hearing your opponent get pumped up, encouraging himself in your own language has a lot more effect on you than if he does it in a foreign language...at least that's how it is for me...).

Yeah. It was obvious that he was saying it more to pump himself up than to disturb his opponents (like Hewitt does). But part of the reason could be also that he trained at Bollitieri's (refer to Sharapova :tape: ).

Papakori
08-12-2005, 02:59 PM
Good luck Paulo :D

sophia_c
08-12-2005, 03:18 PM
The match has started and he is doing okay.....I think he needs to find his feet against Beck- he can be a very tricky opponent...so Allez Paulo!!!

oneandonlyhsn
08-12-2005, 03:26 PM
Allez Paulo, plz play well today

delsa
08-12-2005, 04:25 PM
He did it in less than 1h15min! He beat Beck 6-1, 6-2 and it was harder than the score shows but he played smartly and as the match went on Beck began to get frustrated and play badly. His serve saved him at numerous times today too. He's in the semi of a MS for the first time in his career! :worship:
Do your best in the next round! You'll play a top 10 player again so that will be very hard but you will have nothing to loose and you love that. And you didn't have to sweat a lot to get there so you'll have your chance... ;)
Allez Paulo! :bounce:

Ome
08-12-2005, 04:28 PM
OMG Paulo's in the SEMI!!!! :banana:

I've been waiting so long for this to happen!!

Congratulation my hero :kiss: I'm so proud of you and even more proud to be one of your fans!

Danika
08-12-2005, 04:30 PM
Wow Paul won 6/1 6/2.Good luck in your semifinal match vs Mariano or Rafael.

oneandonlyhsn
08-12-2005, 04:35 PM
Paulo I'm such a happy camper, but he played bleh today. He has to play exceptional from now on

*julie*
08-12-2005, 04:37 PM
Congrats Paulo! :D
I am impressed by your serves... Always there on key points. What a mental!!!
Good luck for the semis. :worship:

And sleep well this time. ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
08-12-2005, 05:03 PM
I gotta add my congrats here...WOW well done Paul Henri...fully deserved :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-12-2005, 05:24 PM
what a victory! i hope he can kick nadal's ass (assuming he'll win against puerta)
GOOOOO PAULO!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
08-12-2005, 06:50 PM
Well no we know that he will be playing Nadal :scared: I am so worried. Rafa is just on fire right now and frankly Paulo didnt look so good against Beck. I like both players but I think Paulo needs this win more than Rafa

delsa
08-12-2005, 06:57 PM
Yeah. It was obvious that he was saying it more to pump himself up than to disturb his opponents (like Hewitt does). But part of the reason could be also that he trained at Bollitieri's (refer to Sharapova :tape: ).
That's not a good reference...I hope he doesn't grunt (a lot less loudly...and well, it's a man's grunt not this unbearable very highpitched scream making as much noise as a little plane in terms of decibels... ) because of that too... :rolleyes:
He definitely has to do the best match of his life if he wants to win tomorrow. It won't stop his regain of form if he looses i think. And it's already a fantastic performance to reach the semis considering how he was just a week ago. I just hope he'll enjoy himself on the court since he likes "big matches" and play very well... ;)

silverwhite
08-12-2005, 07:00 PM
That's not a good reference...I hope he doesn't grunt (a lot less loudly...and well, it's a man's grunt not this unbearable very highpitched scream making as much noise as a little plane in terms of decibels... ) because of that too... :rolleyes:
He definitely has to do the best match of his life if he wants to win tomorrow. It won't stop his regain of form if he looses i think. And it's already a fantastic performance to reach the semis considering how he was just a week ago. I just hope he'll enjoy himself on the court since he likes "big matches" and play very well... ;)

I was referring to Hyperova's irritating "Come on!"s. :p I hope Paulo doesn't reach her "standard".

delsa
08-12-2005, 07:07 PM
I was referring to Hyperova's irritating "Come on!"s. :p I hope Paulo doesn't reach her "standard".
I know. But i added that i hope he doesn't grunt as she does because of the Bollitieri influence too... :p
So much misunderstandings... ;) :lol:

Breakaway
08-13-2005, 12:57 AM
Good luck Paulo, take Rafa down! :bounce:

silverwhite
08-13-2005, 03:22 AM
I know. But i added that i hope he doesn't grunt as she does because of the Bollitieri influence too... :p
So much misunderstandings... ;) :lol:

I think Bollitieri teaches the "Come On!"s, not the grunting. :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
08-13-2005, 03:31 AM
UGH!!!!! KICK BIG, FIRM NADAL ASS!!!!

delsa
08-13-2005, 08:12 AM
I think Bollitieri teaches the "Come On!"s, not the grunting. :lol:
:worship: I hope so. :lol:
Last time Paulo met Rafa on the clay of Hambourg inthe first round in 2003, he didn't loose with an humiliating score: 7-5, 6-4.
He has already played in a "night session" against Roddick and two times on the central court. He's ok physically. I hope he slept well this time. He plays good tennis right now and have nothing to loose. 0 pressure. All is set. Now we'll see. The match of your life, that's what you need! The match of your life! If not, no regrets... Congratulations on your fantastic run and off to Cincinnati to play Haas!
"Im very happy. I would have thought you were kidding me if you'd have tell me at the beginning of the week that i'll reach the semis.", that's what he said. ;)
We'll be proud of you anyway. So proud. :hug:
I'll again have to stay awake very late today... :mad: *Go prepare coffee...*

Papakori
08-13-2005, 09:19 AM
Well done Paulo for your win :bounce:

parissima
08-13-2005, 10:30 AM
Dammit...
Ok... i'm very very very proud of Paulo. Just so happy to see him in such good form and everything.
But why? why on earth does he have to play against Rafa? :crying2: Mes deux chouchoux... Pff

oneandonlyhsn
08-13-2005, 04:44 PM
:bounce: Allez Paulo sweetie, allez. You can do it just believe

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 12:43 AM
Paulo :sad: :hug: An awesome performance please keep this up, I saw so much fire in him today. Hope this is a turning point for him

*julie*
08-14-2005, 12:56 AM
Paulo :sad: :hug: An awesome performance please keep this up, I saw so much fire in him today. Hope this is a turning point for him

Yes! He lost but that was an awesome performance from Paulo.
So sad about the 2 DFs at 5-5 just after breaking Nadal. The serves were not as good as in the previous matches.

But anyway, I am proud of you Paulo! :hearts: You played like a top player during this tournie!!! The match against Nadal was awesome. You can be confident for Cincinnati :worship: :worship: :worship:

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 01:45 AM
Yes! He lost but that was an awesome performance from Paulo.
So sad about the 2 DFs at 5-5 just after breaking Nadal. The serves were not as good as in the previous matches.

But anyway, I am proud of you Paulo! :hearts: You played like a top player during this tournie!!! The match against Nadal was awesome. You can be confident for Cincinnati :worship: :worship: :worship:

Yeah he sure can, I loved how he got the very pro Nadal to cheer him on, coz he was trying so hard. And he got a nice standing ovation from the crowd, I am so proud of him, allez boy :hearts:

*julie*
08-14-2005, 01:53 AM
Did you notice he was running to his chair just as Nadal usually does! I liked his fighting spirit! :D
If only he could have done less UEs and better serves... :rolleyes:

oneandonlyhsn
08-14-2005, 02:51 AM
Did you notice he was running to his chair just as Nadal usually does! I liked his fighting spirit! :D
If only he could have done less UEs and better serves... :rolleyes:

My fav part of the match was when he broke Nadal and he did a huge jump and fist pump, I loved it.

Most of his errors were mainly due to the spin Nadal uses. If you watched any of the Rafa and Roger matches, you will notice that Roger was making crazy errors and its mainly due to the spin. Its harder to deal with especially since Paulo hadnt faced anyone playing with that much amount of spin. I wish he had served better but players have days like that, but he gave it his best even when his serve let him down, thats all I can ask for :D
:lol I am turning into quite the fan

Anyway, I am just so happy he is showing so much fight and I love his vamos after every point. The new coach is doing wonders for his confidence. He really is pumping himself up, and he believes now that he belongs up there with the top boys.

Allez Paulo, I am so excited for Cicny, with him playing well and Roger coming back its shaping to be a good tournie. Hope both my boys do really well :D

silverwhite
08-14-2005, 05:45 AM
Yeah. He could have served better and taken some of the BPs. Still, we couldn't ask for more. He has totally surprised us this week. At the beginning of the week, we were expecting a first round exit. :lol: Hopefully, the new Paulo will continue to show up in Cincinnati, not the old one. ;)

Ome
08-14-2005, 08:52 AM
Semi Final in a Masters Series.... not bad, Paulo.

Not bad at all! :yeah:

Keep this going, man ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-14-2005, 09:31 AM
I didn't watch that :bigcry: but I'm still so proud of Paulo! :drool:

delsa
08-17-2005, 04:13 PM
I won't have access to my PC for a week again (i post thanks to 24/7 cyber cafés... :rolleyes: ) but i was able to see this match and will be able to see all his next matches (he scared me against Haas for a while...:lol: ). He didn't play the match of his life against Nadal, took a while to loose his nervosity, was a bit naive sometimes but he really played with heart and intensity during the whole match (too bad that he made those two DFs at the worst moment...) and that's just so great. You can take away from him that he gives his all every time. He seems to have kept his form in Cincy and has an occasion to take revenge against Davydenko but it will be very hard. I hope he'll be hypermotivated and not haunted by bad memories...:scared:
Good luck to him! Welcome back Marine! :bigwave:

silverwhite
08-21-2005, 01:42 AM
The New Haven draw is out. Paulo gets Santoro or Carlsen in the 2nd round (1st round bye) and guess who lucky Paulo draws in the 3rd round? Davydenko :fiery:

Marine
08-21-2005, 08:28 AM
The New Haven draw is out. Paulo gets Santoro or Carlsen in the 2nd round (1st round bye) and guess who lucky Paulo draws in the 3rd round? Davydenko :fiery:

:mad: :(

Ome
08-21-2005, 01:03 PM
I'm looking forward to see him kick Davy's ass!!
My advice to Paulo is to look at Davy's profile and realize that he isn't RUSSIAN. . . He IS Ukrainian :lol:


* Come On, Paulo!!! *

delsa
08-21-2005, 10:56 PM
:scared::rolleyes: I hope he learned the lessons from Cincy and is hypermotivated about having another opportunity for revenge...Watch out for Santoro (or Carlsen...). It will be a good test for his nerves if he has to play him...
I had almost hoped that it was nearly over with his "good luck"...But he's done worst. :lol: Keep smiling. It' better to laugh about it...

linus
08-22-2005, 06:59 AM
anyway, dear paulo, ALLEZ!

joyk
08-22-2005, 08:44 AM
Davydenko again?You gotta be kidding me. :(

*julie*
08-22-2005, 02:06 PM
I didn't know where to post this but I saw Paulo is in the "Play of the week" on the Atpwebsite for the great shot he did in his match against Roddick... :D
You can download it here
http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/

Good luck Paulo in NewHaven :worship:

linus
08-24-2005, 03:26 AM
thanks :worship:

good luck dear paulo :kiss:

Éowyn
08-24-2005, 05:11 AM
hehe i knew when i saw that play it hadto be play of the week :lol:

andywhobies good luck this week paulo go pualo go :bounce:

Marine
08-24-2005, 06:45 PM
Santoro beat him 6/4 7/6 :mad:
I wonder if his good result in Montreal wasn't just chance ? Since he didn't play very well... :rolleyes:

Éowyn
08-24-2005, 06:48 PM
he's saving himself for next week :p

delsa
08-24-2005, 07:21 PM
Santoro beat him 6/4 7/6 :mad:
I wonder if his good result in Montreal wasn't just chance ? Since he didn't play very well... :rolleyes:
Bear in mind that it was Santoro on the other side of the net... ;) Hopefully he's angry at himself, therefore will work his heart out during the week before the USO, will arrive there hypermotivated and will take advantage of the best draw he had in a Slam so far...
It was not chance. But the old Paulo is coming back. That's what i fear...

*julie*
08-24-2005, 11:00 PM
Bear in mind that it was Santoro on the other side of the net... ;) Hopefully he's angry at himself, therefore will work his heart out during the week before the USO, will arrive there hypermotivated and will take advantage of the best draw he had in a Slam so far...
It was not chance. But the old Paulo is coming back. That's what i fear...

It's better for him to have lost today against Santoro than on the 1st round of the USO (pfff so obvious.... :rolleyes: ).
You are right Delsa...he can be angry at himself and then bounce back, just like he did after his match against Andreev.
In the second round he could play Henman or Verdasco. If he plays the way he played in Montreal, it could be very good for him.
:devil: Go away "Old Paulo"!!! We want to see the "REAL PAULO" :bounce:
:lol:

silverwhite
08-25-2005, 08:27 AM
What a waste. Davydenko lost and he could have taken advantage.

Allez auz E-U! :bounce: :fiery:

Marine
08-25-2005, 10:54 AM
L'Equipe

Pour Mathieu, c’était peut-être le match de trop après une tournée américaine chargée. « Je regrette un peu d’être venu, avoua-t-il. J’avais déjà la tête à l’US Open. » Thierry Tulasne ne partageait pas vraiment l’avis de son protégé. « Il est vrai que c’est toujours un peu délicat de jouer la semaine avant l’US Open. Mais si on n’était pas venus, cela aurait fait deux semaines sans jouer en compétition. Cela fait long. »

Mathieu aura désormais quelques jours pour refaire le plein d’énergie et surtout pour en savoir plus sur cette soudaine douleur survenue à sa jambe droite à la fin du deuxième set. « Cela m’inquiète un peu car je sentais que ça tirait. J’espère que ce n’est rien de grave. »

delsa
08-25-2005, 10:58 AM
This time you were faster than me Marine! :lol: You beat me to posting this little bit of news... ;) :worship:

A sudden pain in the right leg during the second set?...:unsure:
The usual excuse of all the players who loose just before the USO: "I had my head already at the USO..." :devil: :o

delsa
08-25-2005, 11:42 AM
ehhh tu vas plus vite que moi delsa j'allais poster l'article en question qui m'a bien fait rire. Et oui, c'est plus gratifiant que les bulles ! lol
Yeah but you beat me to it two times on other threads so that's ok, isn't it? ;)

Let's share the laugh! :lol:
Here's a translation:

Gasquet returned
Richard Gasquet, who suffered from an inflammationof the right elbow, retook his racquet yesterday after a few days off. «I'm doing a lot better now.», he delighted at, not unhappy of his draw either that he qualified of «not too bad » (< :lol: at that... :devil: ). The programm of his return is very "classy". Yesterday, he hit the ball with Safin on theLouis-Armstrong court, the central bis of Flushing Meadows. Today, he "gives his cue" to Hewitt. And when Rusedski came to ask him to be his sparring-partner for a practice session, the "very demanded" Frenchman who didn't know which way to turn, had to politely decline the invitation: «Sorry but no, Greg. I'm already practising with someone...». _ F. Ra.

Pfff! :haha: Better than the bubbles anectdote, i told you! The way they put it make it sound as if they were teasing Richard so much...lol!

silverwhite
08-25-2005, 12:47 PM
Yeah but you beat me to it two times on other threads so that's ok, isn't it? ;)

Let's share the laugh! :lol:
Here's a translation:

Gasquet returned
Richard Gasquet, who suffered from an inflammationof the right elbow, retook his racquet yesterday after a few days off. «I'm doing a lot better now.», he delighted at, not unhappy of his draw either that he qualified of «not too bad » (< :lol: at that... :devil: ). The programm of his return is very "classy". Yesterday, he hit the ball with Safin on theLouis-Armstrong court, the central bis of Flushing Meadows. Today, he "gives his cue" to Hewitt. And when Rusedski came to ask him to be his sparring-partner for a practice session, the "very demanded" Frenchman who didn't know which way to turn, had to politely decline the invitation: «Sorry but no, Greg. I'm already practising with someone...». _ F. Ra.

Pfff! :haha: Better than the bubbles anectdote, i told you! The way they put it make it sound as if they were teasing Richard so much...lol!

Richard :lol: Glad to hear he's better.

delsa
08-25-2005, 12:51 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOppppssssss! :o :rolleyes: :o :rolleyes: :o
I posted this on the wrong thread...Sorry about this!

Marine
08-25-2005, 12:57 PM
This time you were faster than me Marine! :lol: You beat me to posting this little bit of news... ;) :worship:



Juste une idée pour l'us open..on devrait acheter l'Equipe une fois sur 2 ! lol

delsa
08-25-2005, 12:57 PM
L'Equipe

Pour Mathieu, c’était peut-être le match de trop après une tournée américaine chargée. « Je regrette un peu d’être venu, avoua-t-il. J’avais déjà la tête à l’US Open. » Thierry Tulasne ne partageait pas vraiment l’avis de son protégé. « Il est vrai que c’est toujours un peu délicat de jouer la semaine avant l’US Open. Mais si on n’était pas venus, cela aurait fait deux semaines sans jouer en compétition. Cela fait long. »

Mathieu aura désormais quelques jours pour refaire le plein d’énergie et surtout pour en savoir plus sur cette soudaine douleur survenue à sa jambe droite à la fin du deuxième set. « Cela m’inquiète un peu car je sentais que ça tirait. J’espère que ce n’est rien de grave. »

That's the right translation...hum... :o

For Paul-Henri Mathieu that was maybe a match too much after a long American tour. «I regret a little bit to have came here, he admited. I had my head already at the US Open.» Thierry Tulasne didn't really share the opininon of his "protégé". «It's true that it's always a bit uneasy to play during the last week before the US Open. But if we hadn't came here, it would have meant two weeks without competition. And that's not good. It's too long.»

Mathieu will now have a few days to rest and above all to know more about that sudden pain that stroke him in the right leg at the end of the second set. «It worries me a little bit because i was feeling it tensing up. I really hope that it's nothing serious.»

*julie*
08-27-2005, 11:45 PM
:eek: I've been away just for 3days and now I am back...and he is injured just like Richard :mad: And the USO is coming :sad: I hope it's not too serious...