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02-19-2009 01:54 PM
soulage
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

You mean somebody would have told him he has no or few chance to be selected
02-19-2009 01:33 PM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

I just saw that!

He was giving the priority to the DC for his schedule at the beginning, soulage:
LA COUPE DAVIS: « Ouais, je veux vraiment la jouer ! Après l’Open d’Australie, je disputerai les tournois en Europe pour être présent si je suis sélectionné. »
http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...&postcount=369
There must be a reason for this sudden change of mind. It was too impulsive again, but something must have made him give up on the DC at one point.
02-19-2009 01:13 PM
xhr75019
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

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Originally Posted by Truc View Post
I actually tone down my criticism of Forget a lot when I post on MTF! Really, I don't get what people (except the Sebarno & Mikapaulo fans, of course) can like about him.
Fran I opened a new thread ("Guy Forget as DC captain") to answer you and explore the subject a little further.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...92#post8181792

You might want to post the Forget interview there...
02-19-2009 12:14 PM
soulage
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

The answer for Acapulco choice is He must choose his priorities & he should recognize it's an error Well it doesn't matter.
02-19-2009 09:49 AM
Puschkin
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

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Originally Posted by Truc View Post
I actually tone down my criticism of Forget a lot when I post on MTF! Really, I don't get what people (except the Sebarno & Mikapaulo fans, of course) can like about him.
YEP: Poussins, Gasquetaires, Gaelists united!
02-19-2009 09:43 AM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

"encore sorti au premier tour" is just referring to the fact that he has never won in Marseille, I guess.

Here's another link about the Hagelauer-Gaël issue:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...&postcount=114
02-19-2009 09:28 AM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

Gaël was so mad at Hagelauer 2 years ago (at the time of the DC tie against Romania when Forget didn't even take him as an alternate and picked only 4 guys):
http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...3&postcount=13

I'm going to post the Forget interview in the DC thread. But you probably won't find it that bad.
02-19-2009 09:21 AM
Keijan
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

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Another article about Gaël, it' all about the Acapulco move, Forget is not pleased:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2...-decrypter.php
Comment ça, "a encore été sorti dès le premier tour", ça fait super longtemps que ça lui est pas arrivé
"Deux ans durant lesquels l'Antillais semblait avoir mûri" punaise, ils y vont pas avec le dos de la cuillère. Après avoir tapé sur Richie y'a deux jours..


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You're optimistic, the way Gilles is playing atm!
I trust him, he said himself that a crappy play in the first round doesn't mean you're unable to get to the final (and Jo and Gilles are the only ones I want to see lifting that trophy, now that Gaël is out I have quite simple fan reactions.)

Fran, do you mind giving a link towards Forget's interview in l'équipe ? I can't find anything on their site. And how was Hagelauer doubtful towards Gaël ? I always found Forget the coldest with him.
02-19-2009 08:51 AM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

I actually tone down my criticism of Forget a lot when I post on MTF! Really, I don't get what people (except the Sebarno & Mikapaulo fans, of course) can like about him.

L'Equipe also writes that only Blake could prevent Gaël from entering the top 10, btw (and he lost), but I don't get why they write that. I rather trust duong for this kind of things. We'll see, it's not so important.

Another article about Gaël, it' all about the Acapulco move, Forget is not pleased:
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2...-decrypter.php
02-19-2009 08:19 AM
xhr75019
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

The Acapulco move seems a bit strange but we'll see.
I don't understand why you (as long as many others here) are always so critical of Forget, Françoise.
02-19-2009 08:00 AM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

You're optimistic, the way Gilles is playing atm!

Gaël says in L'Equipe he had thought of playing all the South American tournaments, that's why he decided to play Acapulco. It still doesn't make much sense, he had clearly said some time ago that he was playing Rotterdam and Marseille because of the DC. He must have thought at one point he wouldn't be on the DC team.
There also is an interview of Forget in L'Equipe, he's asked about that choice and he says he told Gaël: either you win Acapulco and you arrive in Ostrava full of confidence or you lose in the 1st round and if you're on the team, you come back as soon as possible.

Forget sounds so conservative again, some statements of the 4 guys about DC make him smile, they don't realize what it means to play in DC, he whines Hagelauer was the best trainer, but the young guys wanted somebody who was closer to them (thanks God! I've always found Hagel very doubtful towards Gaël), it is out of question to focus on the singles and take the risk to sacrifice the doubles...
02-18-2009 11:54 PM
Keijan
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

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He usually is very evasive about his ranking, so I wasn't sure he knows that he will be top 10 next week (unless Jo wins Marseille) and it's important to him - but I guess it is if he says that.
Crap, I had forgotten about that. Okay Jo, be a good boy and lose to Gillou in the final please
02-18-2009 11:28 PM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

It's cute when he says it sucks to maybe enter the top 10 next week already with such a disgusting performance! I love this interview because he's often been too polished lately with the media for my liking, he sounds more natural this time.
He usually is very evasive about his ranking, so I wasn't sure he knows that he will be top 10 next week (unless Jo wins Marseille) and it's important to him - but I guess it is if he says that.
02-18-2009 11:03 PM
Keijan
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

The interview happened very quickly after his loss, he didn't have the time to breathe a bit and reflect on it. He's so competitive, it's understandable that he feels so bad, especially since he should have won it from the second set. But a good night of sleep and tomorrow he'll discover there are worse things than losing in Marseille or playing a crappy match (which was not so crappy in the end, as we all seem to agree. I would just take off all those missed BP and that double fault in the end ). And after all he enters the top ten, not in the wonderful way that he (and we) probably imagined but still, it's an amazing achievement. Why couldn't the stupid journalists tell him just that

I'm a bit worried about that Acapulco tournament. All the way to South America, and then back for the DC, it's really tiring -especially since he's one of the favourites there and could easily win the whole thing, or at least make the final. I really want him to do well at DC, and I also feel like it's a far more important even to him than Acapulco.

Hope he and Simon don't only hug when they beat other players, but also when they're defeated. This way Gillou can give him a comforting hug and make him feel better
02-18-2009 10:50 PM
Truc
Re: Rotterdam & Marseille 2009

It's funny to me he was feeling so hopeless out there when he was looking so comfortable on his service games. I'm not saying his allround game was great, but he was totally cruising on his serve, he had BP in every service game of Paulo, he would have won that match very comfortably had he taken just 1 of those 10 wasted BP, it was solid enough for a 1st round match coming back from illness. He's way too harsh with himself.
He has played so many really unbelievably crappy matches in the past, it's weird he can't get over his level in that match. Gilles was much "crappier" yesterday! It's something he badly needs to work on if he's feeling that way now. I thought it was one of his qualities, on the contrary - not getting frustrated when he plays poorly. It's an important quality.
But I can understand his incredible choke jobs better if he was feeling so crap on the court.

As for me, I don't mind his loss, I prefer him to recover and be completely fit again. And since he plays Acapulco, I definitely prefer him to have more time to adjust to clay and to the jetlag, so it's really not bad at all.
But I had no idea it was so important for him to finally win a match in Marseille. Nobody cares, Gaël!
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