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03-16-2006 02:20 PM
Vale
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

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.
03-15-2006 05:37 PM
Vale
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

So, what conclusions after yesterday’s match?
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!

But he’s still lacking confidence, which became evident in his 8 DFs (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???
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!
03-15-2006 06:34 AM
Eléa
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by NicoFan
Sorry to all the Gaston fans.
Thank you Lynn.
03-15-2006 05:52 AM
Choupi
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

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.
03-15-2006 05:31 AM
*Ljubica*
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

The sweet souls on Sky TV only showed us the first set - before switching to the excitement of Hewitt/Berdych 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.
03-15-2006 05:22 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

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.
03-15-2006 04:21 AM
Sparko1030
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Gaston
03-15-2006 12:17 AM
justClaudia
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Gaston.
It was nice match anyway, from what I heard.
03-14-2006 11:10 PM
NicoFan
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Poor Gaston. I thought he was going to go further here.

Sorry to all the Gaston fans.
03-14-2006 09:02 PM
RogiFan88
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Aw... practising w Rafa didn't help... he's still in dbles tho w the other Gaston!
03-14-2006 08:38 PM
Florencia
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Marcos defeated Gastón 6-7/6-3/6-2.

03-14-2006 06:43 PM
Sparko1030
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Good Luck to Gaston against Marcos! I like Marcos too but I would really like to see Gaston do well in IW!
03-14-2006 06:32 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by deb.
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 Every day should be a tennis vacation!
I know the feeling - real life stinks and I'm only glad that I have the European clay court season and all my tennis vacations still to look forward to!!
03-14-2006 06:29 PM
Deboogle!.
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

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 Every day should be a tennis vacation!
03-14-2006 06:14 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: Gaston defeated the Bye 6-7 7-6 7-6 (35-33) in Indian Wells Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by deb.
Gaston practiced with Rafa last Friday, I took a few pics, they're here http://www.menstennisforums.com/phot...rtby/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 Hope you enjoy your time in Indian Wells.
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