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silverwhite
11-03-2006, 04:52 AM
1. Adelaide
def Mayer 6-1 6-2
def Dancevic 7-5 5-7 6-3
lt Guccione 6-1 3-6 6-7(4)

2. Sydney
def Benneteau 6-1 6-4
def Becker 6-3 6-4
def Mathieu 6-4 6-7(1) 6-0
lt Moya 3-6 6-4 2-6

3. Australian Open
def Volandri 6-4 6-4 6-2
def Delic 6-1 6-2 6-4
def Monfils 6-0 4-6 7-5 6-3
lost to Robredo 4-6 2-6 6-3 4-6

4. Marseille
def Herncyh 6-1 7-5
def Gicquel 6-2 7-6(2)
lost to Soderling 1-6 6-7(4)

5. Indian Wells
Bye
def Del Potro 7-6(2) 6-2
def Nieminen 6-3 1-6 6-3
lost to Roddick 6-7(3) 3-6

6. Miami
Bye
def Grosjean 6-4 0-6 6-2
lost to Canas 6-7(3) 3-6

NeverSayDie
11-03-2006, 04:42 PM
Allez Richie on Rebound ace!!!!! :banana: :bounce: :bounce:

Puschkin
11-04-2006, 08:03 AM
http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1398&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

But it is in the forum part only, not as an official announcement. That's why I am not certain about the reliability.

silverwhite
11-04-2006, 08:47 AM
Thanks, Margareta! :p

*julie*
11-04-2006, 12:17 PM
It might be reliable as it has been posted by an admin of rg.net.

simpletennis
11-04-2006, 06:43 PM
i'm so excited for january!! no injuries please richie!!

Sweet4Richard
11-04-2006, 07:42 PM
Hey, at least he doesn't have any points to defend :woohoo:

silverwhite
11-04-2006, 07:52 PM
The question is why he is going to play Adelaide when he doesn't support RR. :smash:

Renaud
11-05-2006, 12:56 AM
The question is why he is going to play Adelaide when he doesn't support RR. :smash:

OH :eek:
I hadn't thought about that :confused:

tennis lover
11-05-2006, 01:18 AM
The question is why he is going to play Adelaide when he doesn't support RR. :smash:
he must've decided before he knew it was RR or not realised or something! :o

Sweet4Richard
11-05-2006, 02:51 AM
The question is why he is going to play Adelaide when he doesn't support RR. :smash:

I was reading more on the RR format and the more I read and think about it, the more I hate it. :fiery:

More players like Richard need to come out against it. I know Roger seems to be chaning his tune a bit, Richard is really the only person I've read that doesn't like it. :o

Puschkin
11-06-2006, 08:48 AM
More players like Richard need to come out against it. I know Roger seems to be chaning his tune a bit, Richard is really the only person I've read that doesn't like it. :o

Things have changed a bit recently. I don't have the precise quotes, but Richard was heavily against in during summer when the idea was launched, he softend his tone recently, while Roger did the opposite. He seemed to go along in summer, and came out more clearly against it a few weeks ago.

Apart from the RR format, Aidelaide offers some advantages. You do the trip to down under once and then you can adapt, while Doha splits the trip (from Europe) and you have to get used again to a new environment.

lucashg
11-06-2006, 01:47 PM
I think it's a good idea to play Adelaide. He's just 10 points away from #16 and has nothing to defend in the beginning of the season so he could knock out Djokovic and Murray for the 16th seed for the AO which would help his draw.

Hopefully by then he'll have fully recovered from his thigh injury, bulked up a bit and gotten more fit. :)

*julie*
11-06-2006, 07:03 PM
I just hope he won't start the year like in 2006 :o We don't know what to expect from him after a long break...
But it's a good idea to start the season in Australia... he will have time to get used to the temperatures.

I am just wondering if he chose Adelaide because of the RR format... to have another chance in case of an unexpected loss for his first match... :tape:

simpletennis
11-07-2006, 01:39 AM
what'd he say about RR format?

Sweet4Richard
11-22-2006, 07:27 PM
Adelaide Entry List:

1 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 15
2 Djokovic, Novak SRB 16
3 Gasquet, Richard FRA 18 :woohoo:
4 Stepanek, Radek CZE 19
5 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 20
6 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 21
7 Johansson, Joachim SWE 21 @
8 Clement, Arnaud FRA 42
9 Simon, Gilles FRA 45
10 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 55
11 Mayer, Florian GER 57
12 Becker, Benjamin GER 58
13 Serra, Florent FRA 61
14 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 65
15 Goldstein, Paul USA 72
16 Spadea, Vincent USA 74
17 Hajek, Jan CZE 76
18 Hernych, Jan CZE 77
19 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 80
20 Dancevic, Frank CAN 87
21 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 91
22 Dlouhy, Lukas CZE 92
23 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 93
24 Vanek, Jiri CZE 94
25 Delic, Amer USA 96
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC)
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

RR is going to be interesting.

Derek1206
12-01-2006, 03:17 PM
Good luck Richard! :yeah:

Haile Selassie
12-11-2006, 10:28 PM
1. Adelaide
2. Sydney
3. Australian Open

Thanks :wavey:

Good Luck Richard

Puschkin
12-30-2006, 08:00 AM
Draw: http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/339/mds.pdf

RG also playing doubles with Clément.

Derek1206
12-30-2006, 08:04 AM
Allez Richard! :yeah:

silverwhite
12-30-2006, 09:57 AM
He's been put into a RR group with Mayer and Dancevic/Qualifier. Good luck. :bolt:

And interesting decision to play doubles with the poodle. :lol:

Vialator
12-30-2006, 05:36 PM
Twenty minutes, it's the time I needed to understand the draw...
Anyway round-robin is the perfect format for Richard, because after several weeks without competition, the reprise is always difficult and especially for him.
Good luck for 2007, without serious injury and renouncement, surely the year of truth.

case
12-30-2006, 06:40 PM
He's been put into a RR group with Mayer and Dancevic/Qualifier. Good luck. :bolt:

And interesting decision to play doubles with the poodle. :lol:

:haha: they call clement the poodle?? or is it just you? :smash:
found this article :
http://townsvillebulletin.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,20993511%5E23216,00.html

where it says gasquet drew the names (i wish he would refuse to do this, his picks REALLY suck) for the second stage-whatever that is. Sorry im rr illiterate. :banghead:. surely he has better things to do to prep for a tournament :drink: *

*i know i promised to stop :drink:drinking, but i promised before they came up with rr.:p :confused:

silverwhite
12-30-2006, 07:18 PM
GWH came up with that nickname ;)

Second stage probably refers to the :retard: RR stage. The first could be the play-offs to get into the RR stage. ;)

tennis lover
12-30-2006, 08:04 PM
Allez Richie! Let's hope he starts this year better than last year! :o

*Sweet4Richard*
12-30-2006, 09:59 PM
:scratch: Its going to take me awhile to get used to this.

Allez Richard and Arnaud! :woohoo:

This year's start can't be any worse than last year's start (I hope) :yeah:

Vacant
12-31-2006, 01:59 PM
RR format is sooo confusing! :o

Good luck Richie! :hearts:

richie21
12-31-2006, 10:51 PM
Allez Richie! Let's hope he starts this year better than last year! :o

won t be too hard as he just has to go past the first round! :lol:

Puschkin
01-01-2007, 10:30 AM
Allez Richard and Arnaud! :woohoo:


They won 6-1 6-2 in 48 minutes. :) If this could be a sign of the things to come in 2007.;)

silverwhite
01-01-2007, 03:12 PM
I wouldn't read too much into that. Could have been thanks to the Poodle. :p

*Sweet4Richard*
01-01-2007, 05:43 PM
:bounce: Good Job!!

Flibbertigibbet
01-02-2007, 02:47 AM
Richard beat Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-1. Nice symmetry with his doubles and singles match.

delsa
01-02-2007, 02:54 AM
Well done Richard!

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2007!

silverwhite
01-02-2007, 03:00 AM
Nice result :yeah:

Now don't lose to Dancevic. :tape:

maddison_16
01-02-2007, 04:03 AM
Does anyone know which days he will be playing his next singles matches???

16681
01-02-2007, 04:46 AM
Does anyone know which days he will be playing his next singles matches???
Go to the ATP Site and click on results. It usually gives the current day's play plus who is playing the next day.
Congrats to Richie--he's doing great so far :D

Derek1206
01-02-2007, 06:57 AM
Richard! :banana:

Great start! :D

Good luck in the next RR match! :yeah:

Puschkin
01-02-2007, 07:51 AM
Richard beat Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-1. Nice symmetry with his doubles and singles match.

48 and 49 minutes: That's what I like: clean, quick, efficient: :)

*julie*
01-02-2007, 08:59 AM
A good way to start 2007. Well done Richie :)

Anyone who saw the match?

linus
01-02-2007, 11:39 AM
nice start Richie :smooch:

zimzim
01-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Richie!:woohoo:

Vialator
01-02-2007, 04:27 PM
On the Atp site :

Gasquet: "It was a good match, it was difficult for me because it was the first of the year. I wanted to win this first match and be number one in this round robin [group]. [Mayer] is a great player*, I lost to him at the Australian Open three years ago, so it was a good match for me today."

About the round robin: "It is good for the audience. As I said, if Hewitt loses today, it would be great for the crowd to see him a second time. Maybe the first time it is complicated to see the draw with a lot of names, but for the audience it is good to see Hewitt two times."

*No doubt that the interview was in English... :retard:

silverwhite
01-02-2007, 04:38 PM
:tape:

And why does he keep mentioning Hewitt losing? He didn't and I don't think he will lose his next match either. :rolleyes:

silverwhite
01-02-2007, 04:39 PM
BTW, it looks like he'll have to play singles and doubles on Thursday since he's not scheduled for tomorrow. :o

*Sweet4Richard*
01-03-2007, 12:43 AM
Very convincing win. I expected a much tougher match, but its great that he got through Florian so quickly. Now he'll just have to beat Frank to advance to the quarterfinals.

I saw saw Dancevic play three years ago at a challenger. I thought he had a good game then, but I don't know how far he has come. I expect Richard to win, but you never know. Allez!! :)

silverwhite
01-03-2007, 08:47 AM
Busy day for him tomorrow...

Center Court
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Gasquet vs Danesevic
Clement vs Guccione
Del Potro vs Mathieu
Not Before 7:00 PM
Hewitt vs Kunitsyn
Fisher/Phillips vs Allegro/Lindsted

Court 1
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Spadea vs Korolev
Not Before 1:00 PM
Djokovic/Stepanek vs Dlouhy/Vizner
Not Before 3:30 PM
Simon vs Serra
Goldstein/Thomas vs Clement/Gasquet

Puschkin
01-03-2007, 08:54 AM
Busy day for him tomorrow...

if he continues to keep is match times under 50 minutes, he can't come up with being tired, can he? ;)

tennis lover
01-03-2007, 07:51 PM
it's only the first tournament of the season, if he starts using tiredness as an excuse already...:help: ;)

Vialator
01-04-2007, 02:52 AM
Richard won 7-5 5-7 6-3 in 2 hours...

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 02:53 AM
He won 7-5 5-7 6-3 and almost got broken back in the last game. BP conversion (4/13) and BPs saved (1/4) were terrible. :rolleyes:

He will need to get it together against his nemesis (and doubles partner) in the next round. :smash:

Flibbertigibbet
01-04-2007, 05:13 AM
Are you sure he's playing Clement? Guccione beat Clement and Becker, so I'm assuming Gasquet'll be playing Guccione. In any case, Guccione's a good server, and with Richard's break-point conversion, it'll be very tough.

16681
01-04-2007, 05:24 AM
GOOOOOOOO Richie :) I knew I was going to hate these Round Robin Tournaments :ras: They are for the birds--pun intented :lol:

simpletennis
01-04-2007, 05:46 AM
lol. i agree, i don't like round robin. once you're out, you're out.

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 06:17 AM
Are you sure he's playing Clement? Guccione beat Clement and Becker, so I'm assuming Gasquet'll be playing Guccione. In any case, Guccione's a good server, and with Richard's break-point conversion, it'll be very tough.

I assumed Clement would win. :o

Anyway, Richard could very well lose to Guccione. :rolleyes: :smash:

Puschkin
01-04-2007, 06:22 AM
He won 7-5 5-7 6-3 and almost got broken back in the last game. BP conversion (4/13) and BPs saved (1/4) were terrible. :rolleyes:


He could have let it go after having won the first set, but fought it through and won. No reason to bash him.;)

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 06:25 AM
He could have let it go after having won the first set, but fought it through and won. No reason to bash him.;)

There were points at stake so he couldn't tank even if he wanted to.

Puschkin
01-04-2007, 06:39 AM
There were points at stake so he couldn't tank even if he wanted to.

Pffff, I don't think that he treasured the points so much. He would have been in the quarters anyway. Unfortunately for him his biggest opponents Murray and Djokovic are at the same stage, so not much to gain up to now with a view to getting to 16 ranking for the AO.

Vialator
01-04-2007, 03:45 PM
Richard explanations :
Gasquet was not quite so happy, yesterday threatening not to play in a round robin tournament for the rest of the season while delivering a stinging critique of the ATP's experimental format. The Frenchman said he was aware that he needed to win only the first set of his final pool match to reach the quarters, and blamed that knowledge for a three-set struggle against Canadian Frank Dancevic.

"When I won the first set, I knew I was the qualifier for the quarter-finals so it wasn't easy for me to play the second set," Gasquet said. "I didn't like to play after winning the first set. I am not sure I will play a round robin (again) in the year. I did not like the second set."

http://www.theage.com.au/news/tennis/guccione-is-winning-everything/2007/01/04/1167777217464.html?page=2


The good new, he's apparently not tired, the bad new, he needs only few thing to be disturbed...

Puschkin
01-04-2007, 04:08 PM
The good new, he's apparently not tired

:haha:

Vialator
01-04-2007, 04:15 PM
We will see tomorrow (or this night), he plays again 2 matches in hight heat

CENTER
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Paul GOLDSTEIN (USA)
Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) vs Richard GASQUET (FRA)
Not Before 2:30 PM
Juan Martin DEL POTRO (ARG) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
Not Before 4:30 PM
CLEMENT (FRA)/GASQUET (FRA) vs DJOKOVIC (SRB)/STEPANEK (CZE)
Not Before 7:00 PM
Joachim JOHANSSON (SWE) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)
MOODIE (RSA)/PERRY (AUS) vs ARTHURS (AUS)/GUCCIONE (AUS)

delsa
01-04-2007, 04:26 PM
:tape:

And why does he keep mentioning Hewitt losing? He didn't and I don't think he will lose his next match either. :rolleyes:

You jinxed him ! :devil:

delsa
01-04-2007, 04:30 PM
Richard explanations :

Was he "speaking" in English or was it translated? :tape:


The good new, he's apparently not tired

What a prowess! :rolleyes:

the bad new, he needs only few thing to be disturbed...

Same old...:p

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 04:44 PM
Richard explanations :


The good new, he's apparently not tired, the bad new, he needs only few thing to be disturbed...

:haha:

True. I still remember the match against Grosjean in Montreal 05 where he was winning but was disturbed by the announcement of a rain delay (lost a point) and then DFed on the first point (it was SP too) when they returned to court. :cuckoo:

Vialator
01-04-2007, 04:53 PM
If I remember well, there was a big storm that day. Maybe he was afraid, poor Richard :scared:

:lol:

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 04:57 PM
The point at 30-30 was really silly though. An announcement was suddenly made through the PA system (not the umpire) and he stopped play but the umpire refused to let them replay the point. He loses concentration too easily. :silly:

linus
01-04-2007, 05:03 PM
Richie :D

dive into weekends pls :aplot:

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 05:04 PM
BTW, I think someone should inform him that a loss would have meant less points even if it earned him a QF spot. Every point matters if he wants to reach the Top 10, not to mention 20 points. :o

delsa
01-04-2007, 05:10 PM
:haha:

True. I still remember the match against Grosjean in Montreal 05 where he was winning but was disturbed by the announcement of a rain delay (lost a point) and then DFed on the first point (it was SP too) when they returned to court. :cuckoo:

Yep and after the match he lso complained about the fact that the end of the match was played during the night and he didn't see the ball correctly, wasn't used to that or something...:crazy: :rolleyes:

I remember seing that match and being so angry at Richard after it... Oh my... i made a stupid and long report on here... :lol:

silverwhite
01-04-2007, 05:12 PM
I watched the first set until the rain delay during the wee hours of the morning and then I had to go to school. I checked the result in school and I was :fiery:. Thank goodness I didn't have to watch the meltdown. :rolleyes:

delsa
01-04-2007, 05:30 PM
I did and i was beyond angry in front of the unbelievable farce it turned out to be especailly since he would have met Nadal after if i'm not mistaken ! :fiery:

16681
01-04-2007, 06:30 PM
I did and i was beyond angry in front of the unbelievable farce it turned out to be especailly since he would have met Nadal after if i'm not mistaken ! :fiery:
Is the ATP Results Site incorrect? According to them Richie won :confused:

*Sweet4Richard*
01-04-2007, 07:14 PM
At least, Richard won :help:

Interesting point he made and as much as I want to :smash: him, he does bring up the point about not caring about the match after he knows he's already into the quarters. Yeah, the points matter, but hearing a player say that should raise some eyebrows for the ATP. Still hate the round robin :o

richard needs stronger discipline.

RogiFan88
01-04-2007, 07:34 PM
:haha:

True. I still remember the match against Grosjean in Montreal 05 where he was winning but was disturbed by the announcement of a rain delay (lost a point) and then DFed on the first point (it was SP too) when they returned to court. :cuckoo:

He sure looked scared during that match... such a baby!:angel:

Anyway, Richou, just win this title! ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

delsa
01-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Is the ATP Results Site incorrect? According to them Richie won :confused:

We were speaking about an old match! :lol:

tennis lover
01-04-2007, 10:07 PM
OK, he won! :yeah: but I'm quite disturbed by the comment about not caring after the first set. Even if he knew he was through he should want to win every match, not only for the points but because that's his job. It just makes him seem lazy and as if he wants to do the minimum possible. I agree with him that the round robin is stupid, but I can't help feeling that if Federer or Nadal or various other players were in the same position, they wouldn't want to give up after the first set, they would want to win. :shrug: It seems like he lacks competitiveness, and if he wants to be a top ten player and a contender for big titles, he'll have to improve this. :)

delsa
01-04-2007, 10:11 PM
I think it was a loss of concentration because of knowing this that he explained, not a lack of will to win at all... Anyway, he seems to still be easily disturbable...

tennis lover
01-04-2007, 10:14 PM
yeah, maybe I'm overreacting but that's just what I thought when I read it. :)

delsa
01-05-2007, 12:32 AM
Your concern is understandable though. ;)

Vialator
01-05-2007, 04:16 AM
Unfortuntely Richard lost to Guccione 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) :wavey:
he had several opportunity in the last set, but he didn't take it.

It will be hard for him to make the Top 10 without killer instinct... :p

Flibbertigibbet
01-05-2007, 04:17 AM
6-1 in the first set, then he couldn't do anything on Guccione's serve for the rest of the match. Hopefully he and Clement can win the doubles, but they probably won't.

16681
01-05-2007, 04:24 AM
6-1 in the first set, then he couldn't do anything on Guccione's serve for the rest of the match. Hopefully he and Clement can win the doubles, but they probably won't.
I had never heard of Guccione before this Tournament. But I now have heard he is big. Richie is a very talented tennis player, but he isn't that big. I would guess he just got worn down by Guccione :unsure:

linus
01-05-2007, 04:26 AM
:sobbing: I did plan to watch Richie semifinals on TV tomorrow while now it burned away :rolleyes:

for the first tournament, Richie was trying, I think it is not bad still.

wish better next week :aplot:

linus
01-05-2007, 04:30 AM
when your opponent comes from local, has such a powerful serve, what you should do is to be more powerful than him but Richie isnt the kind of this :p

Derek1206
01-05-2007, 04:53 AM
Richard. :o

my0118
01-05-2007, 05:27 AM
I've never wrote before. gotta say hello everybody.

Anyway, it was really frustrationg for his loss.
But it maybe the reason why I keep supporting him.
If he wins every match he plays, I don't have to worry about him.
But I want him to be more consistent even though his opponent hits 23 aces!!
we'll see other his matches in sydney and I hope he can reach a semifinal at least.:D

Puschkin
01-05-2007, 06:21 AM
:devil: :sad: Arghhhh. This is just :mad: More points than the opponent, leading almost every stat (a part from aces) and losing in the 3rd set tie-break. I did have bad feelings before, however.....

Well, calm down, Puschkin, it was only Adelaide.;)

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 09:27 AM
No comment.

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 09:40 AM
Actually, I do have one. Looks like his excuse for the Dancevic match was just to placate the press. :shrug:

willrock
01-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Bang bang u're dead.
Richie? Wtf!
Anyway... See ya in Sydney :hatoff:

tennis lover
01-05-2007, 12:53 PM
oh Richie, not the result I was looking for when I woke up this morning! :( but somehow I expected it. :shrug: at least it's only the beginning of the season I suppose, he's still got a long time to improve on this inconsistency! :)

Vialator
01-05-2007, 12:56 PM
Richard is like a colander against the big servers; some stats :

player...... ace(set surface win/lost)
Ljubicic..... 21 (5 set OH w)
Roddick..... 8 (3 set IH l)
Federer..... 4 (3 set CL w) / 4 (3 set CL l) / 3 (2 set OH l) / 10 (3 set GR l) / 5 (3 set GR l) / 6 (3 set OH l)
Ancic........ 17 (3 set GR w) / 9 (2 set OH l)
Tursunov... 23 (5 set IC l)
Lopez........ 5 (3 set IH w) / 8 (3 set OH w) / 24 (4 set CL w)
Safin......... 0 (2 set CL l) / 18 (2 set IC l) / 32 (5 set IC l) / 11 (2 set IC w)
Soderling... 13 (2 set GR w) / 11 (3 set IC w)
Hewitt...... 17 (5 set OH l)
Djokovic.... 9 (3 set IH l)
Monfils...... 3 (2 set IH w) / 13 (2 set IH l)
Guccione... 22 (3 set OH l)

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 01:02 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/01/05/tennis.adelaide.reut/index.html?section=cnn_latest

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) -- Australian wildcard Chris Guccione shocked second seed Richard Gasquet 1-6 6-3 7-6 to reach the semifinals of the Adelaide International on Friday.

The world number 153 recovered from losing the first set in just 18 minutes to send the Frenchman packing with a victory which included a salvo of 22 aces.

"I don't think I've got flustered ever," the 21-year-old told reporters after the biggest win of his career.

"That's not what I do, so inside I was a bit annoyed and wanted to change something, but he was just hitting winners from everywhere.

"It was a good sign to serve that well on the big points, most of the break points he had I either hit an ace or came up with a good shot, and in the tiebreak he barely got a look-in on my serve."

Gasquet was gracious in defeat and said Guccione's big serving had made the difference.

"I fought a lot in this match but he served too good," the 20-year-old said.

"He will have a big future for sure. He can be in the top 20 in the world with this serve."

The win, Guccione's fourth of the week over a top 100 player, booked him a place in the semis against either Russian Igor Kunitsyn or Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. Their quarter-final was claimed by heavy rain and switched to Saturday.

Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was also put under pressure by American Paul Goldstein before booking his place in the last four 6-4 7-5.

"It was a big test today for me," said the 19-year-old.

"Even though there was no sun today, it was really humid. The toughest conditions from all the matches actually was today."

Djokovic must also await the identity of his opponent after the quarterfinal between Sweden's Joachim Johansson and American Vince Spadea fell victim to the weather.

Copyright 2007 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 01:03 PM
"Even though there was no sun today, it was really humid. The toughest conditions from all the matches actually was today."

Novak gave us a clue as to why Richard lost :tape:

Vialator
01-05-2007, 01:24 PM
"I fought a lot in this match but he served too good," the 20-year-old said.
"He will have a big future for sure. He can be in the top 20 in the world with this serve."


And Azzaro will be in the TOP 10. :p
Richard, many players make the match of their life against you, you are very unlucky...

Vialator
01-05-2007, 01:28 PM
"Even though there was no sun today, it was really humid. The toughest conditions from all the matches actually was today."

Novak gave us a clue as to why Richard lost :tape:

The condition was the same for the both players. And he came from the south of France, he should be accustomed to it. :confused:

Puschkin
01-05-2007, 01:34 PM
And Azzaro will be in the TOP 10. :p
Richard, many players make the match of their life against you, you are very unlucky...

who is Azarro? :confused:

The condition was the same for the both players. And he came from the south of France, he should be accustomed to it.

He is not a "southern type", though, rather white skin and certainly prone to sunburns if he doesn't care.

silverwhite
01-05-2007, 01:36 PM
who is Azarro? :confused:


The guy he lost to in the qualies of Poertscach :tape:

Puschkin
01-05-2007, 01:50 PM
The guy he lost to in the qualies of Poertscach :tape::o I was horribly busy at that time, could not even think about tennis.

JBdV
01-05-2007, 03:14 PM
New year, same old Richie :rolleyes:

NeverSayDie
01-05-2007, 06:03 PM
Richie! :sobbing: :mad: Its all these silly matches that he loses but should win that let him down. I hope he gets to the quarters of the AO to cheer me up :D

Richa®d^Fan
01-05-2007, 07:32 PM
I didn't watch the match,but...
What happend with Richie AGAIN??
Played he well on the court or not?...i really don't know.
i hope that he'll go on with his good playing on the court in the beginning of this new year.

simpletennis
01-06-2007, 03:24 AM
damn, 6-1 first set too!! what happened?!?!?! at least he didn't start the year w/5 losses

RogiFan88
01-06-2007, 04:23 AM
http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-10239.gif Richou must have wilted in the heat--it's been 40 deg C in Adelaide! But that's no excuse to lose to a caveman. :rolleyes:

Kurata
01-06-2007, 09:05 AM
http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-10239.gif Richou must have wilted in the heat--it's been 40 deg C in Adelaide! But that's no excuse to lose to a caveman. :rolleyes:

No, not the Heat. It's Guccione who served better in the two last set where he made 23 aces so two per games

Allez Richard
01-06-2007, 10:39 AM
Haloo everyone! And Happy new year!!!
I'm very big fan of Richard but I'm new here!I just have read the information that u have posted! I was very disappointed of the match with this australian!I havent heard anything for him since yesterday! But those 22 aces....
And this Round Robin System SUCKS :mad: :fiery:
but... that's only Adelaide!
Good luck for the Sydney Richie!!! :cool:

Vialator
01-06-2007, 11:25 AM
in Adelaïde :
Djokovic/Stepanek def Clement/Gasquet 7-5 3-6 11-9 :wavey:

Draw for Sydney :
[...]
(8) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs. VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
MOYA, Carlos ESP vs. BOURGEOIS, Luke AUS
QUALIFIER vs. JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE
QUALIFIER vs. (4) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP

(6) GASQUET, Richard FRA vs. BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
BECKER, Benjamin GER vs. VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
(SE) SPADEA, Vincent USA vs. (2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

he don't play in doubles

P.S. Welcome 'Allez Richard' :D

silverwhite
01-06-2007, 11:58 AM
Oh well. At least he can leave for Sydney :rolleyes:

Tough draw, but he has to handle it if he wants to avoid another Adelaidesque disappointment. :tape:

Puschkin
01-06-2007, 03:14 PM
Tough draw.

Nothing compared to some of last year. Or did I miss the irony? However, I think it is rather favourable. My optimism is back! :p

silverwhite
01-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Nothing compared to some of last year. Or did I miss the irony? However, I think it is rather favourable. My optimism is back! :p

Tough first round for a seeded player, I mean :p

Allez Richard
01-06-2007, 03:24 PM
I'm optimistic too!I think that Richie can and will beat Julien Benneteau!The hope dies last!!
Allez Richieeee :worship: We are with U

NeverSayDie
01-06-2007, 03:47 PM
Go Richie! :bounce:

Richa®d^Fan
01-06-2007, 05:27 PM
Go Richie, go! He'll beat him,i'm sure.Hope that he'll continue with this good start of this year!Davai Richie in Sydney!

case
01-06-2007, 07:00 PM
Adelaidesque disappointment. :tape:
Adelaidesque Gasquet???
:haha: great !!!! now we are creating words for Gasquet losses. :haha:
My only hope is that we (SW?) dont make it long enough for it to be a dictionary;) :banghead:
Or should i hope that Gasquet doesn't give us a reason:rolleyes:
Or should i hope that SW doesnt take advantage of a flakey tennis player like Gasquet?:sad: :p

Hey, at least NADAL GOT GOOCHed in the first round! :haha:maybe there is justice in this world!

case
01-06-2007, 07:06 PM
The hope dies last!!


hope springs eternal.:D
even for gasquet fans. a much better start already than last year.
I too feel positive.
Im even a little glad he lost. he will have a little more energy for the AO

Allure
01-07-2007, 01:49 AM
So is he going straight to AO because I saw his name on the entry list for Midibank International, Sydney.:confused:

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 02:11 AM
So is he going straight to AO because I saw his name on the entry list for Midibank International, Sydney.:confused:
no, he's playing sydney. His part of the draw is the first post on this page. :p

Flibbertigibbet
01-07-2007, 04:41 AM
I hope Gasquet and Baghdatis can get some wins. :eek:

silverwhite
01-07-2007, 05:51 AM
Adelaidesque Gasquet???
:haha: great !!!! now we are creating words for Gasquet losses. :haha:
My only hope is that we (SW?) dont make it long enough for it to be a dictionary;) :banghead:
Or should i hope that Gasquet doesn't give us a reason:rolleyes:
Or should i hope that SW doesnt take advantage of a flakey tennis player like Gasquet?:sad: :p

Hey, at least NADAL GOT GOOCHed in the first round! :haha:maybe there is justice in this world!

The one I bolded :cool:

I'm sure Nada, being a more capable player *cough*, will actually be able to beat Guccione.

So is he going straight to AO because I saw his name on the entry list for Midibank International, Sydney.:confused:

Did you read the title of this thread? :lol:

simpletennis
01-07-2007, 06:39 AM
go richie in sydnaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

linus
01-07-2007, 10:18 AM
Allez tho to face Julien :angel:

at least Julien is not sad to lose to Richie and I allow it :aplot:

*Sweet4Richard*
01-07-2007, 06:17 PM
And Azzaro will be in the TOP 10. :p
Richard, many players make the match of their life against you, you are very unlucky...

:haha: That's one of the funniest things I heard in a long time. :lol:


Richard lost :mad: Its not a terrible loss, but I still wish he would of had a better result. I don't think we can look too negatively at it just yet, depending on the next few tournaments.


Allez Richard in Sydney :bounce: We know how he is against countymen :help:

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 09:00 PM
Allez Richie! :dance:

simpletennis
01-08-2007, 07:26 AM
And Azzaro will be in the TOP 10. :p
Richard, many players make the match of their life against you, you are very unlucky...

that was the case w/andy last year

ALLEZ richard!

zimzim
01-08-2007, 10:25 AM
Allez Richie!

JBdV
01-08-2007, 10:43 AM
Sydney is a good chance to find some form before the AO, and rack some points up. Take it Richard! Good luck :yeah:

linus
01-08-2007, 11:06 AM
not easy but who knows :p

RogiFan88
01-08-2007, 06:00 PM
Allez, Richou!!!!!!!!!!!

Allez Richard
01-08-2007, 06:23 PM
ALLEZ Richaaaard! You can beat him!You must do iiiit! Do it for us!!!
We are with u and we LOVE UUUUU :hug: :woohoo:

tennis lover
01-08-2007, 06:28 PM
that was the case w/andy last year
:crying2:

Richard is on 2nd after an 11 o'clock start. Allez! :D

simpletennis
01-09-2007, 04:35 AM
yessssssssss. gasquet d. benneteau 6-1 6-4

silverwhite
01-09-2007, 05:09 AM
Good scoreline. Benji Becker up next. Another biiiiiiiiiig server. :help:

Puschkin
01-09-2007, 06:28 AM
From the stats (hey, isn' t there any Australian Gasquetard around to tell us more?) it looks like a solid win. Allez Richard!

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 12:46 PM
:banana: straight sets against a french player?! surely not! :o ;) good win for Richie! :yeah: keep it up! :D

Allez Richard
01-09-2007, 01:26 PM
BRAVO Richieeee! I'm so happy for him! I didn't find where to watch the match and when I got up that surprise makes my day great! :bounce: :hearts: :smooch:

Trace
01-09-2007, 01:28 PM
From the stats (hey, isn' t there any Australian Gasquetard around to tell us more?) it looks like a solid win. Allez Richard!

I'm here, I'm here! :p I stalked him a bit actually :devil: So, I sat out in the blazing sun and watched.. And well... He was playing very well, actually. The first few games, a bit rusty but he got into it. Julien got frustrated in the first set, so that was over pretty quickly, but he stepped it up in the second. Julien served very well, but Richard was able to hold his own, though he lost balance a couple of times and stumbled and tripped. He had some pretty flashy winners too. A pretty good match, I would say.

Unrelated to the match: While I was eating my lunch, Richard stood about, a metre and a half away from me, talking to these people, when I heard him say "I have to go eat now", and the people said "Italy?!?!" and he was like "no... EAT." I almost dropped my nachos :p I went to Court 2 to watch Charlie vs Bourgeois and I saw him up there eating, then later on I wandered around the practice courts and saw him again. I probably scared him away from Sydney!

I'm not the worlds greatest photographer, but here are some photos for you: http://chrasy.com/photos/tennis/sydney_2007 (Photos 008 - 012 are of Richard)

Puschkin
01-09-2007, 01:33 PM
I probably scared him away from Sydney!


pff, I don't think it was that bad. ;) Thanks for the report, now that you made us hungry, we expect another one. :p

Trace
01-09-2007, 01:35 PM
pff, I don't think it was that bad. ;) Thanks for the report, now that you made us hungry, we expect another one. :p

I wish! I only went today, and I can't go later on in the week, so that's it from me for this year :( If there's anything on TV though, I'll let you know!

silverwhite
01-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the report, Trace! Did you watch PHM vs Clement, by any chance? :p

linus
01-09-2007, 01:39 PM
thank you Trace :) Richie :lol:

my poor Julien :hug: wish Richie to win again to make him feel a little bit good :aplot:

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Thanks Trace! :hug:

silverwhite
01-09-2007, 01:41 PM
BTW, I hope the pictures aren't a good indication of where he stood to return serve during the match. :help:

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 01:52 PM
:rolls: it looks to me like they are SW! :p

Trace
01-09-2007, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the report, Trace! Did you watch PHM vs Clement, by any chance? :p

Nope, sorry! And it's no problem guys, sharing is good :P I have a small clip of Richard returning a serve, I will upload it now or tomorrow morning. Either way, you'll see where he stood :p

silverwhite
01-09-2007, 01:58 PM
What I meant was that hopefully, those were the exception during the match. :o

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 02:31 PM
What I meant was that hopefully, those were the exception during the match. :o
yeah but what are the chances of Trace taking photos just on the exceptions! :p

Trace
01-09-2007, 02:53 PM
Oooh, here's the video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-7FY-4yhsGo

That's pretty much where he stood while receiving during the whole match, I don't think you need to worry about that!

Puschkin
01-09-2007, 02:58 PM
Oooh, here's the video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-7FY-4yhsGo

That's pretty much where he stood while receiving during the whole match, I don't think you need to worry about that!

:help: I do.

Trace
01-09-2007, 03:13 PM
LOL. It's pretty far back, I know it doesn't look it, but it's a good 2-3 metres behind the baseline!

Haile Selassie
01-09-2007, 03:25 PM
yessssssssss. gasquet d. benneteau 6-1 6-4

Good win !

Good luck Richard

Allure
01-09-2007, 07:55 PM
So nervous for Richie...only 4 more hrs.

silverwhite
01-09-2007, 11:22 PM
LOL. It's pretty far back, I know it doesn't look it, but it's a good 2-3 metres behind the baseline!

:help:

Vialator
01-09-2007, 11:52 PM
When he will not win his matches against top players during 3 or 4 consecutive tournaments, like after the USOpen last year, he will have to advance in the court, no need to worry Silverwhite ;)


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

COURT 2 - 11:00am
Robby GINEPRI (USA) vs Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS)
Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs Benjamin BECKER (GER)
WTA (Li vs Srebotnik)
Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
Ivo MINAR (CZE) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

*Sweet4Richard*
01-10-2007, 01:28 AM
Congrats Richard :woohoo:

Good Luck against Becker :)

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 03:33 AM
:woohoo: Richie won 6-3 6-4. :D

Allure
01-10-2007, 03:36 AM
OMG Richard won!!!!!!!!!:eek: :woohoo:

Trace
01-10-2007, 04:31 AM
Awesome, he won! (I wish I had been there!! :sad:) Anyway, so who's up next?

silverwhite
01-10-2007, 04:55 AM
Davydenko or PHM (hopefully :tape: ).

Puschkin
01-10-2007, 06:56 AM
Davydenko or PHM (hopefully :tape: ).

and PHM it will be in a night session. ;) I am not the one nagging after every match, but 4/17 breakpoints :eek:. However, a win is a win and straight sets are straight sets. Good luck in QF Richie, and no mercy with compatriots.

Flibbertigibbet
01-10-2007, 07:29 AM
I hope he becomes more aggressive, that's how he's going to go past this kind of stage. Good luck to him.

*julie*
01-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Paulo will be just a formality for richard but good luck to both of them. :)

linus
01-10-2007, 10:50 AM
Richie :D

just play yourself next round pls :angel:

Kurata
01-10-2007, 11:39 AM
Paulo will be just a formality for richard but good luck to both of them. :)

Please, don't underestimate him Paulo may be a big danger for richard in a big day.

silverwhite
01-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Someone tell me this match will be broadcast somewhere. :lol:

Normally, I'd hope for a close and exciting match but since the AO is coming up soon, Paulo needs to leave his brain at home like he usually does. :o

Puschkin
01-10-2007, 01:31 PM
Paulo will be just a formality for richard but good luck to both of them. :)

:yeah: sorry!

Allez Richard
01-10-2007, 02:34 PM
BRAVO Richie! :bigclap: :woohoo:
I'm so happy that he's going to meet Poul and not Davydenko!I hope that he wont have any problem with him!
Does anybody know why Davydenko retired?
Good luck tonight Richie

*Sweet4Richard*
01-10-2007, 03:58 PM
Richard :bounce: A win is a win. :)

I'm pretty happy about Richard facing PHM tomorrow rather than Davydenko. Should be an interesting match, to say the least.

Does anybody know why Davydenko retired?

Possible stress fracture in his foot.

Allez Richard
01-10-2007, 04:04 PM
tanks Sweet4Richard!
and good luck richard

*julie*
01-10-2007, 04:09 PM
Please, don't underestimate him Paulo may be a big danger for richard in a big day.

Je sousestime pas Paulo... je suis même désespérée de voir ses pauvres résultats vu son potentiel mais Paulo ne brille qu'une fois par an (Montréal 2005, RG 2006... et encore ce n'est pas réelement une perf de se faire sortir au second tour :o )
Ce serait vraiment pas de chance pour Richard si Paulo se décidait soudainement à jouer au niveau qu'il mérite.

Si je me souviens bien, la dernière fois qu'il se sont joués c'était à Metz et Richard avait mis un 6-2 6-2 à Paulo alors que j'attendais quelque chose de plus serré. Mais c'est vrai que Paulo est assez imprévisible.

Enfin bon, ... que le meilleur gagne.

silverwhite
01-10-2007, 10:52 PM
Apparently, PHM is injured as well...

Vialator
01-10-2007, 11:06 PM
And that seem to disturb him : he's winning matches :p

silverwhite
01-10-2007, 11:26 PM
Well, against Davydenko, it probably was about who was less injured. :rolls:

Allure
01-11-2007, 09:05 AM
and PHM it will be in a night session. ;) I am not the one nagging after every match, but 4/17 breakpoints :eek:. However, a win is a win and straight sets are straight sets. Good luck in QF Richie, and no mercy with compatriots.

During the USO, one of the commentators said that Richie doesn't like night matches.:sad:

richie21
01-11-2007, 11:23 AM
During the USO, one of the commentators said that Richie doesn't like night matches.:sad:


well then how does he explain that Richard has always produced his best tennis at the US open when he played in night sessions?? :rolleyes:

Allez Richard
01-11-2007, 02:05 PM
UPIIII Richard won!!!! :bounce: :woohoo:
after a great first set 6:4 the second one was not very good! he lost it after a tiebreak which PHM won with 7:1 but richard took the third set with 6:0 :woohoo:
Allez Richard!!!:bounce:

silverwhite
01-11-2007, 02:29 PM
How did he lose a set against Paulo? :o

tennis lover
01-11-2007, 02:46 PM
:yeah: it's nice to see him giving out the bagel for a change. ;)

silverwhite
01-11-2007, 02:55 PM
Marseille and Rotterdam added. IW and Miami likely to follow. Those 4 tournaments are not exactly on rebound ace but I don't think we should start a thread just for them, so... :p

Puschkin
01-11-2007, 03:38 PM
UPIIII Richard won!!!! :bounce: :woohoo:
after a great first set 6:4 the second one was not very good!

I have not seen the match, but what I have seen from the SB looked different. In the first set PHM "killed" his 2nd serves. In the second set, RG clearly had the upper hand, even if he did not manage to get on breakpoint. The tiebreak. :tape: The third seems to have been a one-way street. :)winning is just sweet.

Allez Richard
01-11-2007, 03:59 PM
I have not seen the match, but what I have seen from the SB looked different. In the first set PHM "killed" his 2nd serves. In the second set, RG clearly had the upper hand, even if he did not manage to get on breakpoint. The tiebreak. :tape: The third seems to have been a one-way street. :)winning is just sweet.

I havent seen the first set but 6:4 sounds to me like very good play!the third set was so great!he made point after point!it was awsome!
I wish good luck to Richard with Carlos!I think he can beat him but let watch and enjoy the play of RICHARD!
:inlove:

delsa
01-11-2007, 05:09 PM
How did he lose a set against Paulo? :o

Maybe he pitied him...:o Anyway, well done and let's hop he keeps going like that... :yeah:

But i hope he'll stop staying so far away from the baseline and be less easy to disturb...

Allez Richard
01-11-2007, 05:14 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a5xuVHMbu7Y

What a backhand...:eek:

silverwhite
01-11-2007, 11:15 PM
OMG. His court positioning... :help:

richie21
01-11-2007, 11:46 PM
OMG. His court positioning... :help:

yep,you're right :help:
why does he stand so far?? :confused:

*Sweet4Richard*
01-11-2007, 11:56 PM
Richard :)

His court positioning is crazy :help:

Vialator
01-12-2007, 12:05 AM
I don't believe it, Peter Bodo speaks about Richard without bashing him :cuckoo:

Q: Who is the player with the best chance to end Rafael Nadal's 62-match clay court win streak?

Bodo: Roger Federer is the safe pick, but let's not forget that Richard Gasquet (sometimes referred to as "Baby Federer") is explosive and versatile. On a great day, he could pound winners and confuse Nadal in a way that a mere grinder cannot.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus07/columns/story?id=2717737


Anyway good luck for the SF against Moya, and good luck for... the AO draw :unsure:

Vialator
01-12-2007, 12:19 AM
For the AO, first round against Volandri, then Gilles Simon or Amer Delic.
He should make a better tournament this year. But he's in the Federer quarter. :rolleyes:

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. Bjorn Phau GER
Jonas Bjorkman SWE vs. Olivier Patience FRA
Simon Greul GER vs. Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Jan Hernych CZE vs. Mikhail Youzhny RUS (25)

Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (24) vs. Jan Hajek CZE
Danai Udomchoke THA vs. Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG
Feliciano Lopez ESP vs. QUALIFIER
Nicolas Massu CHI vs. Novak Djokovic SRB (14)

Marcos Baghdatis CYP (11) vs. Rainer Schuettler GER
Gael Monfils FRA vs. Daniele Bracciali ITA
Gilles Simon FRA vs. Amer Delic USA
Filippo Volandri ITA vs. Richard Gasquet FRA (18)

Jose Acasuso ARG (27) vs. Sam Querrey USA
Florent Serra FRA vs. Nicolas Devilder FRA
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs. Jurgen Melzer AUT
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP vs. Tommy Robredo ESP (7)
[...]

tennis lover
01-12-2007, 01:43 AM
Richie-Marcos in the third round could be fun if they both play well. :) His draw isn't too bad at all IMO, it could've been a lot worse (like Safin-Roddick in the 3rd round :sad: ).

delsa
01-12-2007, 01:45 AM
Let's take one match at a time...

Flibbertigibbet
01-12-2007, 01:55 AM
OMG. His court positioning... :help:

That generally is terrible, though, isn't it? Maybe he changes for grass, and I've heard good things about the match against Safin in Davis Cup last year.

tennis lover
01-12-2007, 02:12 AM
Let's take one match at a time...
:lol: good point! :yeah: but that's the whole fun of the draw coming out, looking at all the possible match ups for the next 2 weeks! :p

Trace
01-12-2007, 04:30 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a5xuVHMbu7Y

What a backhand...:eek:

*giggles* I'm pretty sure I'm in that video, it's not clear enough to see my face or anything, but that's where I was sitting and... yeah. :p

Bonne chance Richard!

Vialator
01-12-2007, 06:18 AM
Moya def. Gasquet 6-3 4-6 6-2 :wavey:

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 07:43 AM
I'm kind of glad he lost because it means that he can leave for Melbourne already. :o

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 07:48 AM
It seems that he called the trainer during the match....

Puschkin
01-12-2007, 07:55 AM
It seems that he called the trainer during the match....

Source? I don't care so much about this defeat. On the whole, it was a good start in Australia: a QF and a SF. After all, Richard isn't Roger, who wins almost all his matches.;) The AO draw is also reasonable. I don't expect miracles, but a solid performance.

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 08:04 AM
"Gasquet: "I was really tired. In the first set I was tired because I slept at 4:00 a.m. and finished at 1:00. I played so much easier yesterday. It was a tough match today, but Moya played well pretty much. I did my best and I fight, but I lost. I don't play really well because I had no legs, no juice, so it was not easy for me."

Just as I'd expected. :help:

He has to learn to deal with bad scheduling. The top players would still have pulled out a win. :shrug:

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 08:06 AM
Source? I don't care so much about this defeat. On the whole, it was a good start in Australia: a QF and a SF. After all, Richard isn't Roger, who wins almost all his matches.;) The AO draw is also reasonable. I don't expect miracles, but a solid performance.

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070112/ids_photos_sp/r755868362.jpg

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 08:06 AM
Actually, why did he sleep at 4 am when his match ended at 1 am??? :scratch:

Trace
01-12-2007, 08:48 AM
I saw the end of it on TV... Hmmm... Can't say much cause I was freaking out.

Apparently he had a "headache". Hmmm... What does that mean, Richie!?

Allure
01-12-2007, 08:54 AM
Actually, why did he sleep at 4 am when his match ended at 1 am??? :scratch:

duh...PARTAY:p

Puschkin
01-12-2007, 10:30 AM
Actually, why did he sleep at 4 am when his match ended at 1 am??? :scratch:

Well that is simple, apart from the post match-routine, I find it rather easy to imagine, that you can't fall asleep immediately. It takes some time until the excitement of a match settles and you can find some sleep, even if you are tired. Personally, I know that feeling, when I return late from a mission abroad, I am sometimes tired as hell, yet not able to doze away immediately.

linus
01-12-2007, 10:53 AM
Richie :hug:

I can just say there is so much for Richie to learn to adapt himself to tough/unexpected situations indeed :p

while, Richie is himself not anybody else :aplot:

silverwhite
01-12-2007, 12:31 PM
Well that is simple, apart from the post match-routine, I find it rather easy to imagine, that you can't fall asleep immediately. It takes some time until the excitement of a match settles and you can find some sleep, even if you are tired. Personally, I know that feeling, when I return late from a mission abroad, I am sometimes tired as hell, yet not able to doze away immediately.

Possible, if he meant that he fell asleep at 4 am and not that he went to bed at 4 am. :p

JBdV
01-12-2007, 01:02 PM
I think a semi-final at Sydney was a decent result in the end, now let's focus on the AO...Set your sights on a 1st GS Quarter-final Richie :yeah: You can do it!

Puschkin
01-12-2007, 01:03 PM
I think a semi-final at Sydney was a decent result in the end, now let's focus on the AO...Set your sights on a 1st GS Quarter-final Richie :yeah: You can do it!

:yeah:

Kurata
01-12-2007, 02:33 PM
Actually, why did he sleep at 4 am when his match ended at 1 am??? :scratch:

there is all the after match to make with streching, and other differents exercices for eliminate toxin in muscle. So he couldn't asleep immediatelly after the match.

silverwhite
01-13-2007, 05:08 AM
I think a semi-final at Sydney was a decent result in the end, now let's focus on the AO...Set your sights on a 1st GS Quarter-final Richie :yeah: You can do it!

He'll have to beat Baghdatis AND Robredo to do that :help:

simpletennis
01-13-2007, 05:29 AM
"Gasquet: "I was really tired. In the first set I was tired because I slept at 4:00 a.m. and finished at 1:00. I played so much easier yesterday. It was a tough match today, but Moya played well pretty much. I did my best and I fight, but I lost. I don't play really well because I had no legs, no juice, so it was not easy for me."

Just as I'd expected. :help:

He has to learn to deal with bad scheduling. The top players would still have pulled out a win. :shrug:

oh richie *shakes head* you knew you had to play a match, why stay up until 4!? anyway, better results than last year at least

silverwhite
01-13-2007, 07:50 AM
Show Court 2 Start Time 11:00 AM
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[18]

followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anna Smashnova (ISR)
vs. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)[20]

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Dudi Sela (ISR)
vs. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)

Not Before 5:00 PM
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[5]
vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

Right at the start, which means he won't have much time to recuperate from Sydney. :unsure:

Langers
01-13-2007, 08:08 AM
Show Court 2 Start Time 11:00 AM
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[18]

Right at the start, which means he won't have much time to recuperate from Sydney. :unsure:
I'll be there. ;)

Puschkin
01-13-2007, 08:21 AM
I'll be there. ;)

Well, we know that you don't think much of our man, but please proveide us with a balanced report and enjoy the match.

Langers
01-13-2007, 09:23 AM
Well, we know that you don't think much of our man, but please proveide us with a balanced report and enjoy the match.
:lol: Yes I have been very critical of your man in the past. ;) I'm unsure whether I have internet access when in Melbourne though but I'll make sure to remember the match. :p

silverwhite
01-13-2007, 09:55 AM
I'll be there. ;)

:bolt:

:lol: Yes I have been very critical of your man in the past. ;) I'm unsure whether I have internet access when in Melbourne though but I'll make sure to remember the match. :p

Are you sure it's in the past? :rolls:

Langers
01-13-2007, 01:33 PM
:bolt:



Are you sure it's in the past? :rolls:
Who knows, I might even support him? ;) :p

silverwhite
01-13-2007, 01:40 PM
Who knows, I might even support him? ;) :p

I'll be eagerly waiting for your report. :lol: :p

Langers
01-13-2007, 02:10 PM
There’s a bit of pressure on Richie. If he wins convincingly then who knows, I might see what you see in him. ;)

Anyway guys I'm off, I hope for you that he performs well. :yeah:

linus
01-13-2007, 04:39 PM
Whether has Richie got ready enough? :hug:

win, pls win :aplot:

JBdV
01-13-2007, 04:54 PM
He'll have to beat Baghdatis AND Robredo to do that :help:

I think we all believe he has the potential to do that...And who knows if those guys will make it to the 3rd/4th rounds anyway, anything is possible! :p

Vialator
01-15-2007, 02:01 AM
Richard won the first two sets 6-4 6-4, but his wta serve frighten me :
mostly under 190 Km/h, many under 150 Km/h. But the worst was when he served for the set, twice in the first set, one in the second. Each time, he was broken very easily. Since I haven't seen the match so far, maybe I'm worrying for nothing, but it's strange...

linus
01-15-2007, 02:18 AM
Richie :D

lets focus, one by one :angel:

Vialator
01-15-2007, 02:21 AM
Finally Richard def Volandri 6-4 6-4 6-2 in less than 2 hours.
He breaks 8(/16) times and was broken 4(/7) times with, 4 aces.

Second round against Amer Delic who defeated Gilles very easily (6-3 6-0 6-2)

Vialator
01-15-2007, 02:25 AM
And congrats Richard for your first ever match wins here at the Australian Open :bounce:

silverwhite
01-15-2007, 06:16 AM
He needs to get his serve in order :help:

2moretogo
01-15-2007, 06:59 AM
Richie! Made it out of the first round after 3 attempts! Whoo hoo! Next up, Amer Delic (USA).

Puschkin
01-15-2007, 07:51 AM
Has somebody seen the match? I saw exactly 3 (!) points, including MP. From the stats it looks as if he won easily, even if he could have done it more easily.

GonzoFan
01-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Good Luck in the next round, Richard! :yeah:

silverwhite
01-15-2007, 04:08 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2007-01-15/200701151168780956984.html

The world No.18 took under two hours to send Volandri packing on Monday to consequently win his first-ever match at the Melbourne Grand Slam.

"I played really good today. It was a great match because Volandri is a great player. He's 30th in the world, so he's a great player," he said.

"I won in three, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. I am happy to win my first match at the Australian Open."

:retard:

Puschkin
01-15-2007, 04:17 PM
"I played really good today. It was a great match because Volandri is a great player. He's 30th in the world, so he's a great player," he said.
"I won in three, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. I am happy to win my first match at the Australian Open."
:retard:

When will you finally grasp that it is his horrible English which is responsible for these revealing interviews? :rolleyes: ;)

silverwhite
01-15-2007, 04:24 PM
No, I'm fully aware of that. It's just that he doesn't seem to be improving. :help:

Puschkin
01-15-2007, 04:27 PM
No, I'm fully aware of that. It's just that he doesn't seem to be improving. :help:
much better to have been working on his tennis and his fitness during the off season than studying English. No need of english for a victory speech in Roland Garros!:p

silverwhite
01-15-2007, 04:30 PM
You don't need a lot of time to learn one other way of saying "he's a great player", for example. :o

Yeah, keep on dreaming. :lol:

RogiFan88
01-15-2007, 04:30 PM
Well done, Richou!

Puschkin
01-15-2007, 04:34 PM
You don't need a lot of time to learn one other way of saying "he's a great player", for example. :o


thAt would only change the form, not the substance, though!:p

JBdV
01-15-2007, 06:03 PM
Seems like a routine 1st round win, even though I didn't see any of the match. Congrats on your first win at the AO Richie :yeah: Keep it up against Delic.

delsa
01-15-2007, 07:20 PM
No, I'm fully aware of that. It's just that he doesn't seem to be improving. :help:

Don't worry. :) I lost hope of seing his English ever improve one day when i read he had said that "Galimberti was a very dangerous opponent"... Everybody is a "great player" in his mouth... :lol:

delsa
01-15-2007, 07:23 PM
He needs to get his serve in order :help:

I prefer your new avatar to the older one... :p

*julie*
01-15-2007, 07:51 PM
Has somebody seen the match? I saw exactly 3 (!) points, including MP. From the stats it looks as if he won easily, even if he could have done it more easily.

I watched some bits (especially from the middle of the 2nd set) and it was a bit :yawn: (it was 2 am... so it can explain why I was half asleep)

To me, it was like he didn't want to waste energy so he played the minimum... He was still very far from the baseline and even to return Volandri's second serve :o

But, anyway... he won it easily. Let's hope he will be able to rise his level when necessary.

richie21
01-15-2007, 08:56 PM
When will you finally grasp that it is his horrible English which is responsible for these revealing interviews? :rolleyes: ;)

it 's not even due to his poor english .
even in french,he uses to say things like that...:o

*Sweet4Richard*
01-15-2007, 10:11 PM
Richard :woohoo:

Good Luck against Delic :yeah:

Derek1206
01-15-2007, 11:19 PM
Richard! :D

Good luck in the next round! :yeah:

TMJordan
01-15-2007, 11:23 PM
Allez Richie, Good luck in your next match :yeah:


:woohoo:

zimzim
01-16-2007, 04:29 PM
Allez Richie!:bounce:

silverwhite
01-16-2007, 04:37 PM
He'll play the third match on MCA (again :lol: ) tomorrow. :wavey:

Vialator
01-16-2007, 05:04 PM
He'll play the third match on MCA (again :lol: ) tomorrow. :wavey:

Last time, he hasn't played in the court 2 ? :scratch:

Anyway, the match is in the middle of the afternoon and with the suffocating heat, I hope there will not be bad surprise.

*Sweet4Richard*
01-16-2007, 09:28 PM
I really wish I could see Richard play again. I haven't seen him since the US Open. I won't hold my breath that ESPN would ever show his match :mad:
(They actually could show a bit since an American is playing)

Allez!!!

Allure
01-16-2007, 10:35 PM
You can try StarSports on Sopcast or Betfair.:)

Puschkin
01-17-2007, 06:03 AM
:) :) YES! No trembling, 6-1 6-2 6-4 in one hour 22 minutes! Please Eurosport, start covering his matches!!!

silverwhite
01-17-2007, 06:21 AM
Once he broke in the third set, he didn't seem to bother on Delic's service games anymore. :o

TMJordan
01-17-2007, 06:22 AM
Nice win Richie, lets keep the posative vibes going :yeah: Allez

Allure
01-17-2007, 06:43 AM
Nice win. Now on to the third round (against possibly Baghdatis) :unsure: