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02-01-2009 02:19 PM
Re: Australian Open 2009

Originally Posted by MacArthur View Post
I am terribly late, but what a strange match that was !

Still honorable run for Gaelou at the AO. Now, he absolutely needs to focus on Roland Garros. The best part of the season is coming for him.
couldnt come neither, didnt watch the match but yeah gaelou made a good run there and I have the impression he didnt have to force his talent to reach that stage of the tournament.

nadal won the australian and gael was the one who beat him just before, a shame he got injured.
01-31-2009 09:39 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

good news!!
01-31-2009 06:24 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

He had an MRI yesterday and nothing serious, he'll be back for Rotterdam.
01-27-2009 12:59 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

I am terribly late, but what a strange match that was !

Still honorable run for Gaelou at the AO. Now, he absolutely needs to focus on Roland Garros. The best part of the season is coming for him.
01-26-2009 05:52 PM
Re: Australian Open 2009

He talks about his injury in this video:
He had already twisted his wrist in training and the pain got worse during the match.
He doesn't sound too worried at the end when he talks about the break he will have to take now, though, he says probably 10 days before he can start practicing gently again. That was before the MRI scan, but since he already had a wrist injury in the past, maybe he can feel it's not so bad this time.
01-26-2009 05:45 PM
Re: Australian Open 2009

I managed to watch the match with Eurosport VOD and so saw his face in the last games before retirement I don't remember if he had already problems with his right wrist ? Sure l'Equipe will give us some news tomorrow.
01-26-2009 05:15 PM
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He withdrew from Johannesburg:
After seeing Melbourne's top doctors and having a MRI scan it was decided that he would not be fit to play in the Johannesburg event and announced his withdrawal from the ATP World Tours SA Tennis Open.
Monfils personally contacted Ian Smith to announce his withdrawal and apologised to Smith of the situation that was out of his control.
Monfils said he was "disappointed beyond words" that he was unable to travel to South Africa and participate in the tournament.
"Gael was obviously very disappointed when he called to confirm that he would not be playing in our tournament. Gael said he had been looking forward to coming to South Africa for the first time and assured me that he planned to play in our tournament in future years," said Smith.

I would love to know the result of that MRI scan, I'm worried, wrist injuries can be really bad.
01-26-2009 02:35 PM
Re: Australian Open 2009

Just dropping in with for Gael. Didn't see the match but was pretty gutted when I saw the result. Would love to have seen a QF against Rafa. Only hope it's nothing serious.

'On s’adore. Il n’y a jamais eu de jalousie par rapport aux résultats de l’un ou de l’autre. On essaie de s’aider mutuellement à arriver le plus haut possible. Gaël et moi, on s’inspire l’un de l’autre. C’est tout simplement incroyable de me dire que, si je vais moins bien, ce mec-là sera toujours là pour moi. Et finalement, si jamais je dois sortir du tournoi, je serai content que ce soit lui qui accède aux quarts plutôt que n’importe quel autre joueur.'

01-26-2009 02:26 PM
Tess Gray
Re: Australian Open 2009

Man what an awfull match Really awfull play from both sides... But even more awfull cause Gael had to retire. I hope it's a matter of letting the wrist rest and that it's not a real injury.
01-26-2009 01:09 PM
Re: Australian Open 2009

haha,I don't know Darren Cahill neither.who cares he(or she).Hope Gael will recovery soon.
01-26-2009 11:14 AM
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It's a typo, sorry, I meant Darren Cahill.
An Australian tennis coach and also commentator for some TV channel, apparently.
01-26-2009 11:02 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

sorry ,but who is Dahill?
01-26-2009 06:57 AM
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I just read the GM thread, I can't believe Dahill questioned on TV the injury and said that Gaël often retires in matches. What a prick.
It was so obvious he really had a problem with the wrist. Why would he retire against an opponent who was playing utter crap? Unbelievable.
01-26-2009 06:52 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

He says in the audio interview it was bothering him a little bit before the match already and he felt something on a serve during the match, the pain got worse and the physio said it was better to stop. He couldn't hit a FH anymore.
Tulasne (Gilles' coach) says Gaël obviously was hampered before the match already because he couldn't serve normally.

I'm still so gutted for him, this was so sad, the whole match being a nightmare (I was kind of expecting it for a match between Frenchies and because of their style of play, but it was horrible to see them embarrass themselves like that in front of everybody) and then the injury.
01-26-2009 06:46 AM
Re: Australian Open 2009

hard luck
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