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Old 09-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #46
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To finish with Metz a chronic on a blog http://www.15-lovetennis.com/?p=1239&cpage=1 It deals with arno in few lines. Arno who smiles in doubles but who is frustrated in single hitting first serve at 160 km And two articles from yesterday in the local press.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:05 PM   #47
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Micka's kids are really cute!
Thanks for the articles, I understood a little trying to read them.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #48
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He didn't enter Orleans Challenger but as he said in his last interviews he could play instead the qualies of Stockholm 250. I don't know exactly why he made this choice he loves so much to play in france. Maybe he wants buy new Bjorn Borg underwears Well we already have to wait if he goes in Stockholm.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #49
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You will see an all french match Kezzi. He plays the #7 seed who is Flo Serra. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mds.pdf
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I never it like it when Frenchies play eachother.
Is the doubles draw also out or do we have to wait for it a little longer? Couldn't find anything yet on the atp website.
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As always, thanks a lot for all the updates
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He didn't enter Orleans Challenger but as he said in his last interviews he could play instead the qualies of Stockholm 250. I don't know exactly why he made this choice he loves so much to play in france. Maybe he wants buy new Bjorn Borg underwears Well we already have to wait if he goes in Stockholm.
It's the first time in 4 years that I don't go to Stockholm in October, a pity. But I'm glad to find out Arnaud has liked Stockholm, too Though maybe after all he simply decided to take an extra week off after having played too many matches in Metz
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You will see an all french match Kezzi. He plays the #7 seed who is Flo Serra. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/3350/mds.pdf
Arnaud leads 2-0 in their H2H But I wouldn't bet on him
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I never it like it when Frenchies play eachother.
Is the doubles draw also out or do we have to wait for it a little longer? Couldn't find anything yet on the atp website.
Anyway it should be an interesting match to watch, both players have funny antics.
I believe doubles draws for Challengers usually come out on Sundays
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:53 AM   #52
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Marco Gicquel plays with Nico Mahut and Arno with Ascione. Not the best combo but the most funny is that they play first round Fleming/Skupski Yes the Britains from Metz are there. After losing with Micka a win with Ascione would be surprising

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:28 PM   #53
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He started the match with 2 aces in the first game so i was surprised . Of course it didn't last
Until the first break it was quite correct but from 3-5 in the first set it has been a real berezina on serve . Worst than possible . A problem with his elbow or something else because it not possible to be so bad ?

Playing such awful matches until the end of the year won't help him for next year . He needs at least an average serve cos here he's ridiculous let see the stats on second serve 6/26 If he had an healthy problem he could have retire cos the second set was a real joke.
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I was there today, first set went ok, but in the second nothing worked for Arno. In the first he wore that band at his elbow, in the second he took it off. Maybe that problem still causes a bad serve?

And there's around zero opportunity here to get to the players after a match.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:56 PM   #55
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Pity you don't talk to him but maybe it was better today, he was surely not in a very good mood I assume he has said some nice words to the crowd and ballkids

I follow on scoreboard and yes first set seemed to be quite correct. But well he lost 8 games in row winning less than 5 points on his serves at the end. Maybe they can do a losers dinner with Marco, Nico and Thierry

And I don't know what to think about his situation Since RG he played 11 matches losing 10 It's tough to see something really positiv since june and not sure the off-season will resolve his problems.

He has his doubles scheduled tomorrow and after going back in his home sweet home

We were OK about Stockholm he will play doubles with Lindstedt if he goes there of course maybe he would still be in Rennes at the moment of the qualies

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:18 PM   #56
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No, not at all! He only yelled once at himself. And once he ssssh-ed some people who were standing next to the court, because they were talking. There was also one discussion with the umpire, but for the rest he behaved like an .
And I have to say, they have amazing ballkids here, some atp tourneys can take an example! The whole tournament looks like it's a mini atp tourney. Just less seating, shops, etc.

We will go to the doubles tomorrow and go home in the evening.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:16 AM   #57
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Thierry and Arno were better than expected in doubles, especially the second set. They had some pretty good points, but sadly it was not enough to win.
And this match too, Arno only discussed one or two times with the umpire, but he even smiled a lineswoman in the beginning of the match.

They had to start earlier, because Bohli twisted his ankle and retired. My sister and I walked on court, we saw Arno watching, he said hi, we asked him what happened with Bohli. But there was no more time for conversation... Arno left to prepare for his match. After the match we didn't have a chance to talk to Arno, as I said, they can leave the court without having to pass the audience, so no opportunity to get to them. We discovered we could've waited at the cars, but that was too late. Gicquel and Mahut told us Arno already left.
Didn't know Mahut was so easy to talk to! And his English is impressive!
We went up to him talking in English, then he asked in French if we could speak French. Obviously not, so he went on in English, asking where we were from and for how long we were there. Then when I wanted to ask him for Irina about Lagardere, it started raining really heavy again and he ran to the car, so no more time for that.
It heavily rained the whole day, at some point the drivers of the official cars drove right over the sidewalk up to the players entrance. If they had to walk those few meters, they would've been soaked. And then we come back in NL after 3 days of rain to find out that a part of the train station and some parts in town flooded. As if we hadn't seen enough rain.

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Don't know when the rest will be added, I still have tons of pics to edit and upload. Photoshop crashed and other editing programs don't have the same batch editing options. I don't really feel like editing them one by one if they just need resizing.
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Thanks for all. It's nice they played good during the second set even it's as usual the conclusion was the loss lol I already heard mahut in english and it wasn't impressiv to be honest but it was a long time since he surely improved.

Take your time for the pics

David Guez plays Rennes, maybe Bruno will come and also coaches Arno next week
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I already heard mahut in english and it wasn't impressiv to be honest but it was a long time since he surely improved.
Maybe juste because she used to hear arnaud's english
Compare to him, it's easy to be good.


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You're welcome! I enjoy taking pics of Arno and also enjoy sharing them. I still have a lot from Halle and Rosmalen to sort out also.
Got a comment on that pic from someone I know, he called Arno's look priceless.

I never talked to Mahut before, so I didn't know his English at all. But I didn't hear that typical French accent and he talked really easy, so maybe that's why I was impressed.

Hope Bruno will be there, would be nice for Arno to have him there.
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