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08-05-2010 10:47 PM
lalaland
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Well, at least Gilles should have seniority over the FFT newbies .

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imperdable = impossible to lose. There was a typo.
Thanks a lot. Strangest thing is, I googled the word inperdable and there's lots of results, so I thought it's a real word.

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I guess she got too many negative comments regarding her recent results on court. That or she got attacked on her grammar and spelling. ^^
She shouldn't be criticized for her English, that's probably her 3rd language at least, but certainly deservedly so for her recent result . But I guess she knows that she's currently sucking and she doesn't need to be told by the fans online.
08-05-2010 09:45 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Since the end of the Lagardere team, there's no more a clear cut situation and most of the youngsters that might also be contenders are FFT players so no, I don't think it will make a difference.

imperdable = impossible to lose. There was a typo.

I guess she got too many negative comments regarding her recent results on court. That or she got attacked on her grammar and spelling. ^^
08-05-2010 05:58 PM
lalaland
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

I wonder Gilles being a FFT player would give him some leverage to get a WC for a FFT event ie Bercy? This WC thing is such an interesting discussion I almost hope that the situation will materialize in October to be able to start a full-on debate . But then, that would means Gillou will be in a position to be out of the top 40ish spot, which I really can't bear to see.


As Nat said, this thread should be closed since the really depressing post-Wimby season is over and we are now onto the very exciting steamy hot summer season . So I hope we don't mind me going off-topic . Can I ask what "inperdable" means in French? I put it on a French translation and it won't translate, as if there's no such word in French. So is there? And, anyone knows what happened to Dinara on her twitter that caused her to quit tweeting? I didn't read her tweets, but some said she quits cos she got burned and I wonder what burned her .
08-05-2010 01:33 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Care to show where did I liken Benneteau to Simon? The Benneteau case was to illustrate Caujolle's view i.e WCs are not supposed to be back-up plans for players who miss the cut. As a matter of fact, since he took over the acting director spot, all the french WCs were granted to either rising youngsters or to in-form players of the moment (barring Benneteau, all other Lyon French winner/finalists got a WC for Bercy since 2006) with the sole exception of Grosjean who was trying a comeback after an operation. If you think it isn't a sound policy, that's your prerogative. Besides, Simon is not yet the marquee name you seem to think he is, even less so in the context of Bercy's entry list.

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As I wrote, you can quote me on that once the tournament starts and I will relentlessly admit I was erring. It's just not gonna happen.
Cut out the drama. And again your logic is flawed; the point of the discussion is whether or not it is a given Gilles would get a WC should he fail to make direct acceptance and my point is he shouldn't take it for granted considering Caujolle's past policy. If he actually gets a WC, it still wouldn't prove any side of the argument. The only conclusive scenario is him not getting it.
08-05-2010 08:39 AM
Ivanatis
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

I don't need to know him in order to know he's gonna give a wildcard to Gilles. Every sound French tournament director would unless there's personal aversions between those two. Anyway, the point that you're comparing Benneteau and Simon in this scenario makes it pretty pointless to further discuss it. There's no doubt Gilles will get a wildcard if
a) he wants to play the tournament
and
b) his ranking is too low for a direct entry.

As I wrote, you can quote me on that once the tournament starts and I will relentlessly admit I was erring. It's just not gonna happen.
08-04-2010 11:05 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Of course you can go against him, with a very simple argument: what's prevented you from entering the draw by your own means? Incidently, it's the very argument Caujolle served to Benneteau 2 years ago. To make matters worse, Benneteau's demand was motivated because he was playing the Lyon final and thus could not enter the qualies that were taken place at the same time. Caujolle still chose Mannarino over him. >_< Not saying it won't happen but if anything, Caujolle is precisely the kind of guy who won't base his decision solely on the name or former ranking of a player. But apparently, you seem to know him better than he does himself.. despite not knowing who he is.
08-04-2010 08:16 PM
Ivanatis
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Looking at the last 3 years, 8 of 9 wildcards were given to Frenchies. The one that wasn't was given to Safin, who won the event quite a few times before. I have no idea who Caujolle is and frankly I don't give a damn. If Simon misses the cut (which, I agree, is not unlikely to happen), this Caujolle guy will definitely hand a WC to Simon. He's French. He was almost a top5 player less than two years ago, he made the semis at the YEC. And if he misses the main draw, it will be by no more than 15 positions. Even if he would easily make the quali and ease through there, you can't go against him getting a wildcard. He won't upset Simon. You can quote me on that in autumn. No qualies. No way. Enjoy him watching in the main draw then.
08-04-2010 06:30 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Obviously, you're not familiar with Caujolle's view on WC.
08-04-2010 01:09 PM
Ivanatis
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

of course he'll get a WC
08-04-2010 10:48 AM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

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That did come cross my mind, but immediately erased by the thought that he will get a WC anyway .
That's not a given considering the many other frenchies that might be in need of a WC by then. If I am to go there, I hope he'll play the qualies, tickets are cheaper lol.
08-04-2010 12:16 AM
lalaland
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

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Me thinks Gilles will be too low ranked for entering Bercy MD this season.
That did come cross my mind, but immediately erased by the thought that he will get a WC anyway .

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Caketoli got kicked out last week in QF at Stanford where she was the defending champ.
Caravane lost yesterday in R1 at San Diego.
Cornetto is fast heading out of top100; aside from a few clay MM tourneys, her season is a disaster.
What they have in common is being insufferable. Whether they're French or not doesn't matter at all.
Got it.
08-03-2010 11:54 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

Me thinks Gilles will be too low ranked for entering Bercy MD this season.


Caketoli got kicked out last week in QF at Stanford where she was the defending champ.
Caravane lost yesterday in R1 at San Diego.
Cornetto is fast heading out of top100; aside from a few clay MM tourneys, her season is a disaster.
What they have in common is being insufferable. Whether they're French or not doesn't matter at all.
08-03-2010 10:19 PM
lalaland
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

I'm jealous, now I really hate you for bragging about your proximity to Bercy .
You should just go to Bercy and kick his butt this fall, even if you don't care for the tennis .

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atm? Bartoli, Rezaï, Cornet.
Because they're losing.

Are they all losing? I don't follow SEWTA all that closely. I thought Rezai's been pretty good lately, and not sure about the other 2. And if you have to ask me what these 3 have in common, their records ain't the first thing that came to mind. And you like them losing? I can't figure you out, at all.
08-03-2010 08:45 PM
turtle-rn
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

I don't even go to Bercy which is less than 15mn walk from my place so I doubt I'll bother to go all the way to Lyon for a competition I've never been fond of.

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Is there anyone that you are happy with in French tennis? Just curious .
atm? Bartoli, Rezaï, Cornet.
























Because they're losing.
08-03-2010 05:44 PM
lalaland
Re: The LUCKIER post-Wimbledon claycourt season thread

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And shrinks should be reserved for people with actual mental health issues, not people that just need a good ol' kick in their behind.
I agree , shrinks and lawyers are the most counterproductive professionals in this world, IMO.
And perhaps to help Gilles out, you can attend DC in Sept (in case if he got selected and is going), then you can give him the medicine he needs most .

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What I find even sadder is paulo dragging his puppy eyes around without really reacting; that's how I see Gilles atm, just replace the puppy eyes by the loud whining.
Is there anyone that you are happy with in French tennis? Just curious .

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From the States, you might not get a chance until the olympics so here's another vid.
I'm sure it's just me . I vaguely remember seeing a channel showing a lot of athletics, among that hundreds of channels out there. But I don't have cable anymore, so I'm not browsing any other sports as I used to. So keep those vid coming then, I'll need a crash course at some point to get me up to speed for London, it's only 2 years away .
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