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Old 05-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #106
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Very good performance in my opinion. Progress
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So close... Guille... but lost.. fucking day and fucking tiebreak... i hate you.... tiebreak.. :@ I`m so unhappy...
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So close... Guille... but lost.. fucking day and fucking tiebreak... i hate you.... tiebreak.. :@ I`m so unhappy...
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:00 PM   #109
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ok, I watched all the match and yes he started playing bad and chocked at the end (especially with his serve ) but have faith, he's improving his tennis

c'mon in Paris Guille!!!!
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i've had time to settle down a bit - even though i think he desperately needs NOT to lose tiebreaks like this because it reinforces his core fear of his choking tendency, where he fights so long & so hard only to choke at the last minute to deplorable dissatisfaction in himself.... it HAS been a long time since he played himself into a good tight situation ike that.

so even though he is far more experienced on big occasions than his opponent, NOT RECENTLY - so marc had the upperhand in having more match play under his belt.

i was certanly happy with a lot of what i saw after the first set.
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That would be so nice
That would be fantastic

You know, I actually believe he can do it. RG is such an inspiring place for him, what other better tournament to get the confidence back? Vamos Guille, you show us that magic again!
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he is on court again for doubles i hoped they would postpone the match until tomorrow.

edit: another final set tiebreak, this time he got the better end together with his partner jean-julien rojer. match practice, always good.
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edit: another final set tiebreak, this time he got the better end together with his partner jean-julien rojer. match practice, always good.
really?? my goodness, he's been a busy boy. glad he got it right!
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he has upset with his doubles partner the 1 seeds!!!!!

i could see you today guille, and i could realise, that magic is returning...
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:34 AM   #115
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There is an article about Guille in L'Equipe today with the French players commenting a bit on him and they're quite impressed. It's worth of notice because he was NOT popular among the Frenchies before.
Patience says that Devilder hit with Guille in Argentina in November and said he was terrific. His game is still there, his only problem is mental.
Gicquel: He's very fast, defends very well, his BH is superb and he hits his serve pretty well. Actually, he only played poorly in key moments. Which shows it's just a matter of time and of confidence.
Tulasne (Simon's coach): From what I've seen yesterday, he seems to have recovered the desire. He still has this incredible movement. He's fighting. His FH isn't so fast, but I mean he was serving well. He doesn't make all these DF anymore. He will be feared in the 1st round of Roland-Garros...
Gicquel: With his game and his talent, there are no reasons he can't be dangerous again. I won thanks to my serve only. Otherwise, he would have shown me the door.

And Guille also means he was surprised himself by his level of game during the whole match and he feels very eager to play, he's happy to be on the court, etc. But there are better sources than L'Equipe for what Guille says, I just wanted to quote what the Frenchies said about him.

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Battu au tie-break du troisième set par Marc Gicquel, l’Argentin a retrouvé l’envie de jouer. Gare à lui au premier tour à Roland-Garros. CASABLANCA – (MAR) de notre envoyé spécial

N’IMPORTE QUELLE BALLE de match vendangée peut vous pourrir une saison. Alors, imaginez l’effet produit par une paire de balles de match ratées en finale de Roland-Garros… Il y a quatre ans, l’Argentin vivait cette tragédie face à son compatriote Gaston Gaudio. Depuis, malgré une année 2005 assez réussie, il court désespérément derrière ce passé glorieux. Les deux saisons qui suivirent semblent extraites d’un scénario catastrophe. Blessures (épaule, cuisse), déprime et dysfonctionnement technique alimentèrent sa chronique personnelle. Personne n’a oublié le trou sans fond dans lequel le plongea la « double fautite » aiguë qui jalonna son année 2006. Le roi de la terre battue d’avant Nadal n’était plus qu’un fantôme moqué pour sa décrépitude. L’image d’Épinal associe souvent sa dépression à l’immense raté de Roland 2004.
« Monstrueux à l’entraînement »
La vérité est sans doute moins caricaturale. D’abord, parce que Coria réussit une bonne saison 2005,notamment marquée par une inoubliable finale à Rome, perdue 7-6 au cinquième set contre Nadal après cinq heures et quatorze minutes de jeu. Ensuite, parce que ces doubles fautes et la déprime qui s’ensuivit ont sans doute une origine plus prosaïque. Salement touché à une épaule, l’Argentin modifia son geste de service. Il en perdit tous ses repères, à la fois gestuels et mentaux. « C’est comme au golf, explique Thierry Tulasne. On fait une fixette sur le geste et on perd complètement le rythme. » En totale crise de confiance, Coria largua les amarres, en profita pour visiter son pays et se mit en vacances du circuit. Il ne revint réellement aux affaires qu’à l’automne 2007.
Depuis, il tente de redevenir lui-même. Une première victoire sur le grand circuit sur l’Italien Francesco Aldi, en février, à Costa do Sauipe, indiquait qu’il avait pris la route du retour. Cette semaine, il a doublé la mise à Casablanca face à Polansky et manqué de peu, hier, le train des quarts en ne s’inclinant qu’au tie-break du troisième set face à Marc Gicquel.« Je me suis étonné moi-même en gardant le même niveau de jeu du début à la fin, explique-t-il. La vérité, c’est que j’ai très envie de jouer. Je suis heureux d’être sur le terrain. » Cet appétit retrouvé a suffi à redémarrer le moteur. Car, pour le reste, à vingt-six ans, « el Mago » n’a rien perdu de son talent original. « Il va très vite, défend très bien, possède un superbe revers et frappe plutôt pas mal au service, explique Gicquel. En fait, il n’a mal joué (deux doubles fautes et une amortie foireuse dans le jeu décisif) que sur les moments importants. Ça prouve que c’est juste une histoire de temps et de confiance.» «Nicolas Devilder avait tapé avec lui en novembre en Argentine, confirme Olivier Patience. Il était monstrueux à l’entraînement. Il n’a rien perdu de ses coups. Son problème, c’est juste dans la tête. » Qu’il semble avoir désormais recollé sur les épaules. « Sur ce que j’ai vu aujourd’hui (hier), il a l’air d’avoir envie, dit Tulasne. Il a gardé cette incroyable qualité de déplacement. Il est combatif. Sa balle va moins vite en coup droit, mais je trouve qu’il sert bien. Il ne fait plus toutes ces doubles fautes. Il ne sera pas bon à jouer au premier tour de Roland-Garros… »
Car Coria disputera les Internationaux de France. Bénéficiaire d’un classement protégé (105e), il a profité avant-hier du forfait d’Andy Roddick pour se glisser dans le tableau final. « Avec son jeu et son talent, il n’y a aucune raison qu’il ne redevienne pas dangereux, estime Gicquel. Aujourd’hui (hier), je ne gagne que grâce à mon service. Sinon, je passe à la trappe. »Gare au revenant à la patte magique.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:11 AM   #116
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thank you very much for the article. it's confirming my opinion about his game - the talent is still there, and eventually the results will come. i mean, three weeks ago he was double bagelled by flavio cipolla, now he is able to compete with gicquel, so improvement can be seen for sure. and his will to come back is strong, he wants to play matches and doesn't quit, good attitude.

btw gicquel seems to be a very nice guy
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:13 PM   #117
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Thanks for the article, Truc. I haven't read such a positive one on Guille in ages. RG is much better with Guille in it. I'm eagerly awaiting the draw and I'm still undecided if I want him to play a beatable player in the first round (someone like Polansky) or if I want him to draw someone like Federer so us Eurosport viewers can actually follow the match.

By the way Truc: Which are the french players Guille was not popular with? There was the famous incident with Clement of course, but who else?
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Thanks about the article, and thanks all of you that was cheering...
I'm very happy about yesterday match, I think this time is much more certain that he can comeback someway.
Maybe not top ten anymore but I don't really care, top 100 would be very nice for him and for us.
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Thanks for the article, Truc. I haven't read such a positive one on Guille in ages. RG is much better with Guille in it. I'm eagerly awaiting the draw and I'm still undecided if I want him to play a beatable player in the first round (someone like Polansky) or if I want him to draw someone like Federer so us Eurosport viewers can actually follow the match.

By the way Truc: Which are the french players Guille was not popular with? There was the famous incident with Clement of course, but who else?
I seem to remember a run in with Grosjean
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I wasn't thinking of a player in particular, it was more a general impression. Former French players commenting on French TV and being pretty harsh with him, or the French players mentioning him when they were asked which players are disliked on the tour (PHM again in a chat not so long ago), etc.
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