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03-30-2010 02:15 PM
Truc
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

I read L'Equipe of Sunday only now because it was not available the other day - and in the article about the Querrey match, they say that Jim had problems with his back before that match already, he could barely walk the day before the match, but the physio did a great job:
Quote:
MERCI À ROBERT, kiné à la FFT, d’avoir débloqué le dos de Jérémy Chardy avant qu’il ne joue contre Querrey. Jamais Chardy, au cours des confrontations précédentes (dont la dernière voilà peu, au 2e tour à Indian Wells), n’avait réussi à terrasser Sam Querrey (25e), le Grand Duduche américain qui pète la forme.
Vendredi, le jeune Palois finissait par trouver ce que tout joueur de tennis au monde espère entrevoir un jour : le relâchement absolu. Léger comme l’air, sans l’esquisse d’un rictus, Chardy, malgré la perte du premier set et un début de saison calamiteux, enchaînait les échanges comme s’il était l’effigie d’un jeu vidéo. Et Querrey vola en éclats face à tant de facilité (4-6, 6-4, 6-2). « C’est la première fois que je me sentais aussi relâché, souriait le Français. J’étais détaché du score, je ne pensais qu’à ma tactique et à mes intentions de jeu. Quand je pense que je pouvais à peine marcher la veille... » Merci Robert.
It says that Jérémy was playing really well, totally relaxed, as light as a feather, so easy that it looked like in a video game. Jim also sounds extremely happy about his performance: "It's the first time ever I felt so relaxed. I wasn't thinking about the scoreline anymore, I was only focused on my tactics and how I wanted to play. When I think that I could hardly walk yesterday..."

Too bad we missed that! And it really makes sense then that his back was bothering him again against Almagro.
03-29-2010 12:06 PM
Ad Wim
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Shouldn't he maybe ask for a WC for Casablanca, so that he keeps his rhytm going, now that he is doing well? He has a week off anyway now...
03-29-2010 11:32 AM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Thanks for the news Truc. Him hurting his back does make sense. He wasnt playing particularly well anway but his collapse at the end was alarming.
03-29-2010 07:27 AM
Truc
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

It's not the exact translation, just to give you the gist of what he says:

- Frustrating loss, because it seems there was room for more...
- In the 1st set I was a bit nervous, had trouble adjusting the depth of my groundstrokes and made quite a lot of errors. In the 2nd set I was playing better and better and we had a nice battle. It could have gone his way (he had 3 MP in the TB), but I fought well and I'm glad I could make it even.

- Did you pay for your effort in the 3rd set then?
- I had every reason to believe I could win until 3-3. But on the first point of that game, my back seized up when I played a smash. From that point on, I won only 2 points on my serve. I'm not saying I would have won otherwise, but I definitely still had my chances until that point.

- How would you assess your tournament and your US tourney in general?
- Positively. It doesn't really show yet in terms of results, but I feel I'm playing better and better after my disastrous start into the season. My level is completely different than one month ago. I decided to play all those tournaments in the US to put my game back on track. And it worked quite well. I'm enjoying myself again on the court.

- A good sign for the clay season?
- At least I'm really looking forward to it. I love playing on clay. And unlike a lot of people, I think it's totally possible to have fun on clay and be successful playing attacking tennis. I will take a few days off and I will go to MC very early (on next Tuesday already) to get ready for the tournament.
03-29-2010 07:08 AM
Truc
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

His interview in L'Equipe:
Quote:
« Un bon bilan »
JÉRÉMY CHARDY reste positif malgré sa défaite hier face à Nicolas Almagro (6-2, 6-7, 6-3).

« CETTE DÉFAITE est d’autant plus frustrante qu’on a l’impression qu’il y avait de la place, pour une victoire…
– Au premier set, j’étais un peu nerveux, j’avais du mal à trouver ma position en longueur et j’ai fait pas mal de fautes. Au deuxième, j’ai joué de mieux en mieux et on a fait une bonne bagarre. Ça aurait pu tourner d’un côté comme de l’autre (Almagro a eu trois balles de match au tie-break du deuxième set) mais je me suis bien arraché et je suis content d’être revenu à une manche partout.

– Vous avez alors payé vos efforts dans la troisième ?
– En fait, j’avais largement de quoi y croire jusqu’à 3-3. Mais sur le premier point du septième jeu, je me suis bloqué le dos sur un smash en reculant. À partir de là, je n’ai plus fait que deux points sur mon service. Je ne dis pas que sans ça, j’aurais gagné à coup sûr, mais j’avais encore toutes mes chances, c’est certain.

– Quel bilan tirez-vous de ce tournoi et de la tournée américaine sur dur en général ?
– Un bon bilan. Ce n’est pas encore forcément très visible au niveau des résultats. Mais, par rapport à mon début d’année catastrophique (premiers tours à Brisbane, Auckland, l’Open d’Australie et San Jose), je sens que je joue de mieux en mieux. J’ai un tout autre niveau de tennis qu’il y a ne serait-ce qu’un mois. J’ai fait cette longue tournée pour pouvoir remettre mon jeu en place. Et ça a plutôt bien fonctionné. Je reprends beaucoup de plaisir à me trouver sur le terrain.

– De bon augure pour la saison sur terre battue ?
– En tout cas, je me réjouis de la retrouver. J’adore jouer sur terre battue. Et je trouve que, contrairement à ce que beaucoup pensent, on peut parfaitement se régaler sur cette surface quand on est un attaquant. Concrètement, je vais me reposer quelques jours et je vais aller tôt à Monte-Carlo (dès mardi prochain, en fait) pour préparer le tournoi. »
MARC BEAUPÈRE
03-28-2010 08:58 PM
Truc
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

He says he hurt his back on a smash in the 3rd set and that's why he was playing so poorly at the end.
03-28-2010 05:27 PM
Puschkin
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

This was not good to watch.
03-28-2010 05:22 PM
shadows
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Disappointing match, kinda painful to watch him fold like that.
03-28-2010 05:20 PM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Terrible match, disappointing result. He just cant get any consistency together at all.
03-28-2010 05:19 PM
Ad Wim
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Those last 3 games were very worrying. Onto clay now, his best surface.
03-28-2010 05:18 PM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

How come he only plays well on MPs?
03-28-2010 05:17 PM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Dear god, hes just capitulating.
03-28-2010 05:16 PM
Ad Wim
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

He is netting everything now. Terrible 1st and 3rd set. Guess he played a lot better against Querrey. He is not totally back yet...
03-28-2010 05:15 PM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

50 UEs, dear god.
03-28-2010 05:15 PM
Chiakifug
Re: Australasian Summer & Early Hard Season - Cheering/Scoring/News

Horrible forehand. He has to stop looking defeated.
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