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Old 03-15-2012, 03:53 AM   #61
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5-1 up in the 3rd set and serving

i dont think he can blow this but we'll see. I have seen 5-1 and 5-0 dissolve into 5-7 like 3 times at this tournament already
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:54 AM   #62
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never mind

7-6, 5-7, 6-1

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:30 AM   #63
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Congrats Gilles

It's impressive that he's able to regroup as well as he does after losing matchpoints. Such great progress this week. Isner will be tough but he can do it, he had a lot of chances at the US Open and I think that probably was a more favorable court for Isner.
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I'm a little too nervous to watch him these days... didn't watch.
So he got nervous again and missed MPs? Well, at least he won it at the end. So happy for him, finally, he took advantage of a friendly draw. Well done. Good luck in the next match. Allez Gilles!
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:17 AM   #65
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That's too bad you couldn't watch, despite the up and down quality it was a really fun match to watch, although the choke was pretty bad. There were some vintage Gilles points in there that reminded me of what made me a fan of his in the first place. He's nowhere near his best but he's fighting and playing so much better this week than he has been since the US open.
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That's too bad you couldn't watch, despite the up and down quality it was a really fun match to watch, although the choke was pretty bad. There were some vintage Gilles points in there that reminded me of what made me a fan of his in the first place. He's nowhere near his best but he's fighting and playing so much better this week than he has been since the US open.
Do you know if they shown any on ESPN3? I'm gonna go check that out and see if they go to Harrison after Fed's match.

Here's a nice recap : http://blogs.tennis.com/thewrap/2012/03/pro-form.html
So he was up 5-2 with consecutive MPs and blown them all? Gosh, now I'm really kinda glad I didn't watch, I would have had a nervous breakdown for that . Oh well, he won at the end, sometimes, I just have to wonder how if he can't do it in the 2nd, how he does it at the 3rd, which is way more nerve-wrecking...Well, one step at a time, gets more win under the belt then his hands won't shake so much at MPs, hope so.

He plays Isner tomorrow at 7pm Center Court.
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Yay!
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It was such a long match! All the deuces! Oh my god. Anyway Simon impressed many in the crowd who had no idea who he was. Tennis aside, he looked gorgeous on the court. Also so nice to the ball boy who brought him a wet towel. So many long points that had the same pattern. I thought I would see them in my sleep. I still have the printed order of play that has the doubles listed in big bold letters: NOT BEFORE 5 PM.

Oh, and running out of challenges before the end of the second set? And then down to one by 1 all in the third?
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Allez Gilles against Isner !
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the 3 hours of that match took 3 years off my life!
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Thanks Star, for sharing your thoughts of Gilles' match here. It's nice to hear he gained some fans.

ESPN3 did show the last set after Fed's match, so I'll get to see that when I have time, I can't wait to see that famous hug at the end. I wish I can record it but the whole thing is 9 hrs long for all the 4 matches before Gilles match .

So his post-itw was reported bits and pieces everywhere in French media. He pretty much said tennis-wise it wasn't so great from him, he has to do better today. But he's really happy that he can run 3 hrs on court, after all his physical struggle in the past months, just being able to run makes him happy. (Ahhhh, Gilles, you are so easily satisfied. After choking so much in each match, if you stop choking and being efficient, I can't imagine the joy then ).

Well, anyway, good luck to him today. I fear there'll be TB . And I also can't ignore the pretext of what this match would mean to him. I mean, USA vs France. Granted, even if he wins IW, I doubt he'll be frontrunner for DC tie on clay. But if he loses, then there's no question that he can schedule a vacation on DC weekend. I know Gilles still wants DC badly, so I hope he can at least show that he can beat Isner. No pressure, no pressure. Just try to do your best Gilles. Allez.
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He's missed about 3 absolute sitters from Isner this match already .
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He's been pretty bad tonight, hopefully he can turn it around.
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From 3-1 to 3-6 Please Gilles, react.
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