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Old 03-30-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Add fuel to the fire aka Clay Season

The part of the season that makes Arno worst than he's already is coming

His schedule should be something like Casablanca, MC Qualies, Free Week, Rome Qualies, Estoril, Bordeaux, Nice, RG
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Free Week
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what a funny title!

these days the tourney schedules are so different, i feel so behind. somehow i don't remember having a 7 weeks run up to RG, what a long miserable time we're going to have
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Default Re: Add fuel to the fire aka Clay Season

With Flo they had a huge loss today
Arno surely started his practice on clay few days ago and I think Casablanca will be a training session as he plays a qualifier Ivan Pastor Navarro who has already played 3 matches here and who was playing the challengers on clay in the past weeks. I think that winning a set would be already good He will play on center court so we should have pics
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Navarro's game really suits to Arno his serve and volleys make arno plays some brilliant shots. Arno plays better along the match with not too many UE,the forehand was quite nice today and was lucky as he had a tons of good net calls and line calls Navarro was not great and not playing a typical clay court game has help Arno. Well, a win on clay Next is Kubot who loves the clay.

Instead of Rome qualies Arno will make Tunis Challenger anf for Nice he's far from the cut sohe could have another free week before RG.

He plays again tomorrow but on court 2 no livestream

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One win ! I had predicted ANY win on clay this year, eheheheh I've be mistaken. lol
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Yay!
Maybe it boosts his confidence a little on clay.
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Default Re: Add fuel to the fire aka Clay Season

first match is a win (i guess there was no pressure at all)

soulage you really are a true fan watching live stream of clement v navarro, on the day after easter. i don't think any one else on this forum could be bothered! lol
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No fuel enough in casablanca...he lost 6/4 6/1.
Good news: he has time to go back home to relax before the next tournament ? (which one ?)
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Indeed he has only two days since the qualies of MC starts saturday Just reading this about the match
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No.4 seed Lukasz Kubot of Poland claimed a 6-4 6-1 victory after Arnaud Clement's serve began to misfire. French veteran Clement had raced into a 3-1 lead in the first set, but he would go on to lose seven consecutive service games on his way to defeat.
And looking at the stats he had 38% of first serve during first set not easy to hold with that but on returns he seems that he was not too bad helped by some DF of Kubot apparently. Some serves session maybe to come cos losing 7 services games in a row is not great
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He gets Smirnov, the young guys who is always in MC qualies even if nobody knows him Kubot lost 1-6/0-6 to Starace today Arno must have played incredible tennis wednesday Smirnov plays only on clay and Arno could offer him his best win on tour tomorrow
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yes the loss to kubot sounds bad, even though i don't know where kubot's ranked these days

at least no one pays attention to qualies
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57/75/62 in 2 hours and 45 min It was surely une purge According the stats he saved 10/13 BP surely many deuce games. Well at least he fight For tomorrow he will be tired vs Golubev and it should be less longer. No doubles.
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57/75/62 in 2 hours and 45 min It was surely une purge According the stats he saved 10/13 BP surely many deuce games. Well at least he fight For tomorrow he will be tired vs Golubev and it should be less longer. No doubles.
long matches are a sign of a clay courter

let's hope that he can at least make it to the main draw
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Short today under 1 hour, winning only 3 games He will surely stay some days in MC as he's the first players in case of LL spot after it will be the longest break of the year, two weeks without tournaments sounds amazing

Some reactions about this two matches. Yesterday after his win vs Smirnov he was joking again about himself saying that it has been tough but as he doesn't win a lot of matches it was nice

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« Ce n’était pas facile, a confié l’Aixois. C’est souvent compliqué de jouer contre quelqu’un qu’on ne connaît pas. Je ne savais pas du tout s’il allait être capable de pouvoir tenir la distance. Je suis content parce que je me suis bien battu. » Avant d’ajouter dans un sourire : « En ce moment, des matches, je n’en gagne pas beaucoup… Alors ça fait plaisir ! »
Today his reaction was less funny of course but he said he made a match de m** There was a lot of wind he even swallow sand. He said that for a player like him without confidence it stresses the defects making a lot of UE and hitting the ball with the frame. Well he was not happy.

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The reports of John John about qualies http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=160213 Poor matches and a bit injured maybe his tendinitis

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