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Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Action Jackson
03-08-2006, 05:09 AM
Not expecting anything at all in this tournament and the way Gaston has been playing, there is a huge possibility that he will lose to the Bye in the 1st round.

Here is Gaston's section.

(7) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Bye
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(23) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
(WC) YOUNG, Donald USA v HENMAN, Tim GBR
PASHANSKI, Boris SCG v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
Bye v (9) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

michelleg
03-08-2006, 03:41 PM
Ouch.

All I can say is that those damn birds in his head are already chirping.

I'm privately arranging for Dr. Phil to fly into Miami for a meet and greet with Gaston. Poor soul, he's just not going to get any breaks. I hope he finds a way to fight his demons and play the tennis is is capable of (sorry to dangle there, but I ran out of words. Its a Chicago thing, you know.)

Action Jackson
03-09-2006, 05:32 AM
It's not an easy section of the draw, but at these events there shouldn't be easy sections of any draws.

Just see what unfolds.

Choupi
03-09-2006, 06:26 AM
I can't say I have particular expectations in this event. All I can say is that a possible Baghdatis/Gaudio match sounds interesting. For various reasons.

Good luck Gaston. Do your best.

RogiFan88
03-09-2006, 01:41 PM
Gaston, just do your best in IW!

Action Jackson
03-11-2006, 08:22 AM
Gaston will play Saulnier after having a tough win against the bye.

Choupi
03-11-2006, 08:32 AM
Tough loss for the Bye, but such is life. Now, Gaston has to play Saulnier. That means a chance for me to see that match....good luck Gaston. :)

silverwhite
03-11-2006, 12:07 PM
Good fight, Bye! :yeah:

Eléa
03-11-2006, 12:11 PM
If this interrests someone, Gaston will play in double with another Gaston (Etlis)
They will play against Stepanek/Hrbaty on the first round.

Action Jackson
03-11-2006, 12:13 PM
It was a very tough fight this match with the Bye and after such a battle where the 3rd set took 2,5 hours alone. Gaston should have enough practice now, though it got very tough in that Gaston need 31 match points before he could win.

Hope he can carry this through in the next matches.

*Ljubica*
03-11-2006, 12:30 PM
I am sad for Bye :sad: That guy is always so unlucky :sad: Good Luck to Gastón against Saulnier.

LOVELY
03-11-2006, 12:36 PM
what a fight :eek: sorry for the Bye but so glad for Gaston ;)
Good luck gaston against Saulnier :) (I won't be patriotic during that match :o )

RogiFan88
03-11-2006, 01:11 PM
Gaston, how could you be so cruel?!

Choupi
03-11-2006, 01:48 PM
Lovely, I won't be patriotic either!! :)

chicky841
03-11-2006, 02:17 PM
Good Luck Gaston!!

sigmagirl91
03-12-2006, 03:45 AM
Best of luck, Gaston.

Vale
03-12-2006, 09:19 PM
VAAAAMOOOS GASTOOOOON!!!!!!!
BE A LION AGAIN! ;)

Sparko1030
03-12-2006, 10:03 PM
Hey, congrats to Gaston defeating Bye! Looks like it was a close match :lol:

Good Luck to Gaston in his match today! :hatoff:

RogiFan88
03-12-2006, 11:50 PM
Just win tonight, Gaston!! ;)

alexito
03-13-2006, 02:00 AM
gaston def saulnier 36 63 64!!!!!!!!!!
he was 24 down in 3rd set
congratulations gaston

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 02:01 AM
And he did! Gaston d Saulnier 36 63 64!

Vale
03-13-2006, 02:27 AM
I´m so happy for Gastón!!!:banana::banana:
The match lasted 2:03, and he was losing 2-4 in the third set, so he showed quite a good attitude to win the next four games! :worship:
It wasn´t televised and the idiots on ESPN didn´t keep us updated so I came to my PC convinced that he´d lost! So many have: Moya, González, Massú, Chela, Ferrer...
Gastón and David are the only Latin Americans left, but Gastón has a tough nut to crack - Baghdatis - whereas David plays Benneteau which is an easier match. (Oh, and I forgot, Acasuso plays Roddick in less than an hour!)

Florencia
03-13-2006, 02:33 AM
Great !!! :worship:

Congratulations Gasti !!!

reiko
03-13-2006, 02:42 AM
Well done, Gaston! :)
Hope he feels better now.

Sparko1030
03-13-2006, 04:02 AM
:rocker: Yeay Gaston!!!! at least someone I was rooting for won tonight!

Action Jackson
03-13-2006, 04:08 AM
Gaston plays Baghdatis now and he can't afford to play like he did against Saulnier and expect a good result.

He has defended his points and I just hope these morons actually put a potentially entertaining match like this on a proper court. I don't expect him to win, but I will just enjoy this match, irrespective of the result.

Choupi
03-13-2006, 04:30 AM
Good news to wake up to. Great job Gaston. Couldn't see that match as no live coverage yesterday. But we should get some replays this afternoon. I hope it's gonna be part of the matches they will decide to show. Good that I don't work this afternoon too!! :p
Next opponent, Baghdatis. Not easy at all. I have no particular expectations in this match, as usual when 2 of my faves play each other. All I can say is good luck to both. :)

*Ljubica*
03-13-2006, 05:18 AM
Well done Gastón :)

Eléa
03-13-2006, 06:37 AM
Congrats Gaston :bigclap:

Couldn't see that match as no live coverage yesterday. But we should get some replays this afternoon. I hope it's gonna be part of the matches they will decide to show. Good that I don't work this afternoon too!! :p Do you think there is a chance? I will tape it, in case...

Today he'll play in double:

Court 8 start 10:00 AM
(4)Hanley/Ullyett vs Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Gullickson/Tu vs Benesova/Strycova
Daniilidou/Medina Garrigues vs Cohen-Aloro/Vento-Kabchi
Etlis/Gaudio vs Hrbaty/Stepanek

Sommarsverige
03-13-2006, 10:42 AM
Well done, Gaston :yeah:
I really hope he can win some more matches in Indian Wells :)

Choupi
03-13-2006, 11:08 AM
Do you think there is a chance? I will tape it, in case...

I can't say. I'm home, watching the replay of the night. And they aren't showing Saulnier vs Gaston. Though he's a Frenchie. So, I figure that Baghdatis may not interest them more. I don't know. :shrug:

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 02:11 PM
I´m so happy for Gastón!!!:banana::banana:
The match lasted 2:03, and he was losing 2-4 in the third set, so he showed quite a good attitude to win the next four games! :worship:
It wasn´t televised and the idiots on ESPN didn´t keep us updated so I came to my PC convinced that he´d lost! So many have: Moya, González, Massú, Chela, Ferrer...
Gastón and David are the only Latin Americans left, but Gastón has a tough nut to crack - Baghdatis - whereas David plays Benneteau which is an easier match. (Oh, and I forgot, Acasuso plays Roddick in less than an hour!)

And unfortunately, Chucho lost but that match may be a little controversial... didn't see it but I'm looking for some info. Too bad about those Spanish-speaking guys losing... hey, but Verdasco d Karlovic! The sad part is he faces Pandy today!

VAMOS, GASTON in your doubles!

Vale
03-13-2006, 11:32 PM
The two Gastóns just beat Hrbaty-Stepanek 6-2 6-2!!! :worship: :banana:

marti_228
03-14-2006, 01:11 AM
The two Gastóns just beat Hrbaty-Stepanek 6-2 6-2!!! :worship: :banana:


Good!!!! and just in case for the Davis Cup ;) :)

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 03:07 AM
Great that the Gastons won their dbles!! ;)

Now Vamos, Gaston tomorrow!! ;)

Eléa
03-14-2006, 06:32 AM
Congrats Gaston :inlove: and Gaston for the doubles :D

Today's OOP:
Stadium 1 start 11:00 AM
(7)G Gaudio (ARG) vs (25)M Baghdatis (CYP)

Guess what? In France, our TV coverage will start after this match :rolleyes: :mad: :banghead: i try to stay calme...

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 02:15 PM
We only get AA and Hewitt... BORING...

Vale
03-14-2006, 04:21 PM
VAMOS GASTON!!!!
WE WANT TO SEE THAT LION AGAIN!!! ;)

Corina2605
03-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Vamos Gaston!!!

Deboogle!.
03-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Gaston practiced with Rafa last Friday, I took a few pics, they're here :) http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/763/page/1/sortby/f/way/asc I have some from him later too, but haven't put those up quite yet

*Ljubica*
03-14-2006, 06:14 PM
Gaston practiced with Rafa last Friday, I took a few pics, they're here :) http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/763/page/1/sortby/f/way/asc I have some from him later too, but haven't put those up quite yet
Thanks so much for the photos deb :hug: Hope you enjoy your time in Indian Wells.

Deboogle!.
03-14-2006, 06:29 PM
You're welcome :) I'll let you guys know when I upload the rest, I forget whether we saw him again Saturday or Sunday so I'm not sure how many more I have to go before I get to him.

We had a great time, it stinks to have to be back to the real world today :p Every day should be a tennis vacation! :p

*Ljubica*
03-14-2006, 06:32 PM
You're welcome :) I'll let you guys know when I upload the rest, I forget whether we saw him again Saturday or Sunday so I'm not sure how many more I have to go before I get to him.

We had a great time, it stinks to have to be back to the real world today :p Every day should be a tennis vacation! :p
I know the feeling - real life stinks :devil: and I'm only glad that I have the European clay court season and all my tennis vacations still to look forward to!!

Sparko1030
03-14-2006, 06:43 PM
Good Luck to Gaston against Marcos! I like Marcos too but I would really like to see Gaston do well in IW! :hatoff:

Florencia
03-14-2006, 08:38 PM
Marcos defeated Gastón 6-7/6-3/6-2.

:bigcry:

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 09:02 PM
Aw... practising w Rafa didn't help... he's still in dbles tho w the other Gaston! ;)

NicoFan
03-14-2006, 11:10 PM
Poor Gaston. :bigcry: I thought he was going to go further here. :sad:

Sorry to all the Gaston fans. :hug: :hug:

justClaudia
03-15-2006, 12:17 AM
Gaston. :sad:
It was nice match anyway, from what I heard.

Sparko1030
03-15-2006, 04:21 AM
:awww: Gaston :sad:

Action Jackson
03-15-2006, 05:22 AM
Thanks Deb for dropping by and giving the link to the pics.

Not too disappointed about this result, especially with Gaston's current mental state. Marcos is a very talented player and had a very calm demeanour out there and lifted his game in the last 2 sets at a level that Gaston wasn't able to compete against the better player today.

Good for Gaston to take a set, but got to love this comment " lo mio no es normal " . Which means something like "what happens to me is not normal".

Congrats to Marcos and well played.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2006, 05:31 AM
The sweet souls on Sky TV only showed us the first set - before switching to the excitement of Hewitt/Berdych :rolleyes: However, I have to say that even though Gastón won that 1st set I always felt Marcos would take the match - as GWH says, he had a very calm demeanour out there even when he lost the 1st set tie breaker. He was the better player without a doubt and deserved to win.

Choupi
03-15-2006, 05:52 AM
Well, there had to be a winner. I just wish I'll discover I have that match on tape when I come home this afternoon.

Eléa
03-15-2006, 06:34 AM
Sorry to all the Gaston fans. :hug: :hug: Thank you Lynn. :sad:

Vale
03-15-2006, 05:37 PM
So, what conclusions after yesterday’s match? :confused:
I think that when Gastón sees it in perspective he’ll feel he’s on the way up. After an unfortunate beginning of the season with his shoulder injury that left him out of the DC, he improved his game on clay in the Acapulco semis, and now he’s improved on hard against Baghdatis. The first set showed some pretty good tennis! :worship:

But he’s still lacking confidence, which became evident in his 8 DFs :devil: (the Coria syndrome!) and we all know how he gets depressed when things don’t work out. It’s all a question of self-esteem and being too much of a perfectionist. When I see him staring into space with that pensive look I imagine him thinking “What the f*** am I doing here? Why should I continue to play if it makes me miserable?” But all in all he and his team should see this Baghdatis match as a step in the right direction, and as soon as he feels more satisfied with his game he will start to recover his confidence.

I think there are too many things going round in his head: Will he find his old form? Will he make a fool of himself? Will his shoulder resist? Will Mancini call him for DC? Will he let the flag down??? :rolleyes:
Unfortunately he’ll never be able to just relax and enjoy playing, so he depends on results to increase his confidence – it’s all a vicious circle!

Now he will go to Miami where all his family are waiting for him. I hope he and they will have a wonderful time together and that he will enter the Miami tournament in a happier frame of mind!

Vale
03-16-2006, 02:20 PM
I'm sorry that David lost yesterday, and surprised at how the statistics duplicated those of Gastón's match almost exactly:
The score: 7-6 6-3 6-2
2:20 as opposed to 2:21 hs
8 DFs.