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tufani 06-07-2009 12:30 AM

•<• Grasscourt Season 2009 •>•
Grasscourt season is upon us :smoke: :bounce:

Paulo's schedule:

1. AEGON Championships
London / Queen's Club, Great Britain | June 8 - June 15, 2009

First Round: [11] P Mathieu (FRA) d A Pavel (ROU) 64 76(6)
Second Round: J Ferrero (ESP) d [11] P Mathieu (FRA) 64 64

2. AEGON International
Eastbourne, Great Britain | June 14 - June 22, 2009

First Round: J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [3] P Mathieu (FRA) 64 62

3. Wimbledon
Wimbledon, Great Britain | June 22 - July 5, 2009

First Round: P Mathieu (FRA) d F Gil (POR) 61 26 64 62
Second Round: [20] T Berdych (CZE) d P Mathieu (FRA) 62 64 64

Good luck, Paulo! :rocker2:

tufani 06-07-2009 12:35 AM

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Queens Club Draw:

[1] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs GINEPRI, Robby USA
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs [WC] GOODALL, Joshua GBR
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs [16] GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
[10] LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs KENDRICK, Robert USA
LLODRA, Michael FRA vs KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS
BYE vs [8] FISH, Mardy USA

[4] MONFILS, Gael FRA vs BYE
MARTIN, Alberto ESP vs [13] GULBIS, Ernests LAT
[11] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs PAVEL, Andrei ROU
[WC] GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
BYE vs [7] SAFIN, Marat RUS

Ome 06-07-2009 01:39 AM

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Thanks for starting the thread, darling :smooch:

Green green grass :rocker2:

Would be nice if he gets to play Marat :)

tufani 06-07-2009 02:18 AM

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Jai ;)

Hmm, Pavel may be a tricky opponent, Paulo has never played him before. Allez Paulo, bring on your A game :rocker2:

Ome 06-07-2009 02:41 AM

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Paulo is a grass court specialist :rocker:

JBdV 06-07-2009 07:25 PM

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Pavel is semi-retired these days and suffering from chronic injuries, don't think Paulo can lose to him :unsure: Overall this is not a bad draw. Good luck Paulo!

Princesssparkle 06-07-2009 08:43 PM

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Paulo plays the 4th match on court 2 tomorrow.

My guess there will only be a livestream for Centre Court?

Vamos Paulo! :bounce:

Sharon 06-08-2009 03:08 AM

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Vamos Paulo!!! :rocker2:

on off topic :lol: Grosjean is back in a draw??? Haven't seen his name in so long!~ :awww:

grosjeanlol 06-08-2009 05:48 AM

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Yes Seb is back after his injury... I'm happy he's back even if he has a hard draw...

tufani 06-08-2009 05:20 PM

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Started off with a win :woohoo: Pavel had setpoints on a tiebreak (don't know exactly how many though). Allez! :smoke:

Ome 06-08-2009 05:38 PM

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Pheww! :lol:

Well done, Paulo! :yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa 06-09-2009 01:05 PM

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Just a quick update, was at Paulo's match yesterday. I'm generally happy about his form at the moment, other than the game where he got broken in the 1st set which was quite inexplicable brain freeze with a couple of dumped FH's into the net, he played at a good level. His BH DTL was on fire and his FH was also consistent. Of course Pavel is not the player he was, he doesn't move so well and that meant Paulo could control the rallys better, but Pavel's BH is still really effective and kept him in the match. Paulo also served very well and I think he had 1 volley winner (maybe more :lol:) as well.

I wasn't made uneasy/nervous at any point of the result, which is always a good sign. I really think he can have a good run here.

Some other observations:

- Paulo getting almost hit in the head by Pavel's volley and having to do an emergency duck (unfortunately I don't have footage of this to share :awww:). This is why Paulo is really not just a sitting duck at net, he also is in some danger there. ;)

- Paulo had quite a few loyal supporterswatching the match and cheering for him, I sat next to a few French people who had come to cheer for him. It was fun to not be his lone supporter at Queens for once and he really appreciated the support too, he waved at the end of the match to us (we were on the front row- opposite to the chairs- court 2 only has seats on this side), he never normally waves after matches. :) So that was nice. I missed his warmup though, so I haven't had a chance to speak with him yet. :awww: Hope to go back and see him tomorrow.

Ome 06-09-2009 03:56 PM

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Thanks for supporting Paulo and sharing your experience with us, Jenny! :smooch:

Wow... forecourt really is danger zone for Paulo :lol:

*waiting for pictures :angel:*

The Hooded Claw 06-09-2009 04:49 PM

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Good win Paulo, in a good section of the draw as well.

Martin beats Gulbis on grass :eek: As much as I like Beto, he shouldn't really be winning on this surface. What's happened to Ernests?

Sharon 06-09-2009 05:25 PM

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Thanks for the report Jenny! :hug: No wonder Paulo isn't a fan of the net ;) I hope you get to see him again!
*also waits for pics ;)*

and Gulbis :banghead: I believe he hasn't been past the 2nd round of ANY tournament starting USopen last year. Not sure what has happened to him in the past year :o

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