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Old 05-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #181
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In L’Equipe today:

(I don’t know why they say that Nadal actually does know who he is – ‘lire par ailleurs’ – because I didn’t find anything else in today's issue.)
I like the story when Safin asks him what he’s been doing since he has retired.
i'm sure mr safin meant to be friendly, and tried to catch up...
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #182
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Dip&Co is about him today (5th day).
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He's such a star, another long report about him in "Un jour à Roland" yesterday:
http://roland-garros.france2.fr/inde...id_article=118

And "Escudé retrouve Devilder" is quite cute too (the reaction of Escudé after his first round win):
http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/rol...15/video.shtml
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Oh my, he has a thread here I saw him for the first time against Nadal yesterday and was instantly

I loved his first set, running down everything... and I love that little jump in the air when he's hitting a short ball with the backhand.

Lovely pictures in here I look forward to looking through them
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I fell in love yesterday! And I can't get enough of his hair!!!

He played really well in the first set! Such a shame how it went down
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good to know that nico is accumulating fans

during the rain delay yesterday, i checked my gallery's stats, and guess what, almost every hit was someone looking for a pic of monsieur devilder

but stupid google did not come up with the best pics for them

ps. a local (hong kong) commentator was comparing his style of play, with some other short players... and in one breath he reeled off two of my favourite names in the last ten years, namely rios and clement
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I have always loved his hair but yesterday was the first time I've ever seen his match!

Is is true that he pretty much played on his own (without a coach, etc.) before Team Lagardere approach him? My commentator (who seemed to be a part of Team Lagardere) mentioned how they offered to help him
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ome... you have to go back a few pages to read up on that, i think... my memory is pretty bad

i kinda remember he doesn't have a coach right now because TL has messed up something. then someone here was suggesting FFT should help him. anyway he's not one of the younger ones so i suppose no one is trying too hard for him.

now it's time for experts like francoise and irina to step in
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ps. a local (hong kong) commentator was comparing his style of play, with some other short players... and in one breath he reeled off two of my favourite names in the last ten years, namely rios and clement
Rios and his jumping BH This little jump helped a lot for these not-so-tall players
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ome... you have to go back a few pages to read up on that, i think... my memory is pretty bad

i kinda remember he doesn't have a coach right now because TL has messed up something. then someone here was suggesting FFT should help him. anyway he's not one of the younger ones so i suppose no one is trying too hard for him.

now it's time for experts like francoise and irina to step in
OK. I'll do that after saving all of his pictures

These two are the experts! And of course, Irina is Nico's expert
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Rios and his jumping BH This little jump helped a lot for these not-so-tall players
i don't know.. i seem to remember some 'experts' doubting how rios jumped up to hit the ball. he had lots of injuries, you know.
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OK. I'll do that after saving all of his pictures

These two are the experts! And of course, Irina is Nico's expert
well you're the expert in other players

just don't quote me on anything... i can't even remember what colours arnaud's been wearing
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Hmmm, it helped me generating more pace on the BH side... especially when the ball bounced high above the net. I don't know about the injury, but it sure helps a shorty like me And one more thing, it scares the player on the other side of the court!

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Hmmm, it helped me generating more pace on the BH side... especially when the ball bounced high above the net. I don't know about the injury, but it sure helps a shorty like me And one more thing, it scares the player on the other side of the court!

I'm an obsessed fan


(i don't know anything about that personally. i used to play with a... umm one-handed backhand! haha)

anyway jokes aside, i must say that nico gave everything in that first set yesterday but rafa was a class above him
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