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Old 06-18-2008, 03:17 PM   #61
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Ohhh, he won 2 matchs in a row !!!
Good for the confidence...
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:35 PM   #62
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Yes!!! Arnaud won 2 matchs !!! and and he goes into 1/4 of finale

good fot his confidence!

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ok, this is good! A Clement (FRA) d M Granollers (ESP) 67(8) 63 63
What did Kezzi & Co do to him?

Nice win anyway
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:21 PM   #64
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I followed on scoreboard the first and the last set.

Arnaud began quite well with good first serve, he broke at 4-3 and was serving for the set at 5-3 but Granollers broke back. In the tie-break, he led 4-2 but lost it 6-8.

I didn't follow the second set but Arnaud saved 12 break balls on 13 . It's was 3 breaks to 1.

On the last set he broke at 2-1 to win this match after saving break balls in this set.

Granollers must be angry against him, he got 18 break balls in the match and converted only 2

Tomorrow will be an other story Del Potro is really a good server, plays quite good this week and with Canas they crushed Arnaud and Florent in doubles : 6-0 / 6-2

But anyway 2 victory in a row

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Old 06-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #65
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I followed on scoreboard the first and the last set.

Arnaud began quite well with good first serve, he broke at 4-3 and was serving for the set at 5-3 but Granollers broke back. In the tie-break, he led 4-2 but lost it 6-8.

I didn't follow the second set but Arnaud saved 12 break balls on 13 . It's was 3 breaks to 1.

On the last set he broke at 2-1 to win this match after saving break balls in this set.

Granollers must be angry against him, he got 18 break balls in the match and converted only 2

Tomorrow will be an other story Del Potro is really a good server, plays quite good this week and with Canas they crushed Arnaud and Florent in doubles : 6-0 / 6-2

But anyway 2 victory in a row
Thanks for the match report.

OMG, that doubles score is...ridiculous!
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:32 AM   #66
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two wins in a row!

yes, del potro and canas are grass geniuses but arnaud in his better days was not afraid of big servers.
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In double, Florent and Arnaud don't play together usually, and then Florent wanted to set out again quickly in London for the next tournament, he seemed very not concentrated!... and Arnaud prefers certainly to concentrate on the simple one, he must revive to arrive into 1/4 of finale of a tournament ATP,.... even if hardest is to be come, all that can give again confidence to him!

yesterday in the local press, a journalist said that Arnaud started to find truths feelings off pleasure in his play!

and He also said that in moments difficult morally, a sportsman needs to be well in his personal life and to surround by his close relations to hold morally and he said that Arnaud must certainly have all that to continue to play and to want after his bad season!
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Arnaud lost!

he had started very extremely, 1st set gained 6/3 and then he doesn't have succeeds in holding the same rhythm and lost 3/6 1/6.


The positive point in this tournament it's he showed more confidence in his play, and a better quality of play compared to these last weeks!
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Yes, Arnaud well began or Del Potro wasn't yet in the match : make your choice

Arnaud was 4-0 and served for 5-0 but Del Potro has broken him but after this coming back to 4-2 Del Potro lost again his serve at the end of the set. Only 2 aces for 2 doubles faults in this first set for the young Del Potro.

As very often this season , Arnaud was broken on the first game of the second set but came back to 3-3. The following game on Arnaud's serve was the crucial moment of the set and maybe of the match ? At least 6 deuce : 3 games balles for Arnaud and many break balls and finally Del Potro broke. The set ended on two love games.

In the third set, Arnaud lost his first serving game so Del Potro led fastly 3-0. Then the games were more close and specially the last won : Arnaud saved 5 match points and got 5 break points but lost the game and the match but he didn't abdicated at 5-1

I think he plays better now but he's always not safe on his serve but some things positives to take in this tournament I believe

Next week he'll be around 145# : worst ranking since 97

I suppose that the decision for Olympic Games ( Monday ?) and his ranking after Wimbledon will decide his schedule for the 2nd part of the season.

Wait for the draw of Wimbledon : Does he will win a match in a GS this year ?
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Wait for the draw of Wimbledon : Does he will win a match in a GS this year ?
I don't know whom he should get to win a match at Wimbledon

Well, thanks to Arnaud JMDP is in semis of a grass tournament, what a joke. As far as I remember last June it was the first time in his entire life this guy played tennis on grass! Oh well... at least I do hope that their loss in doubles was on purpose.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #71
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Del Potro is not so bad on grass, he learns well even it's not "his" surface

But there is three clay-players in semis : Ferrer - Del Potro - Canas and Gicquel. Very strange for a grass tournament

For Wimbledon Arnaud and Micka are seed 7# and it's still in 5 sets

For the singles draw , it's always the same : get a seed player to play on a big court and having nothing to loose or get a big big loser on grass
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3 matches in a row would bave been unpossibe
pffffff, it's not normal to be satisfied when he wins 2 matches...
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Next week he'll be around 145# : worst ranking since 97

I suppose that the decision for Olympic Games ( Monday ?) and his ranking after Wimbledon will decide his schedule for the 2nd part of the season.

Wait for the draw of Wimbledon : Does he will win a match in a GS this year ?
so this is what he's worth, without the breakout results from grass last year. i suppose he's going through the list of challengers for the 2nd half?

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I don't know whom he should get to win a match at Wimbledon
well if del petro and canas have learned to play on grass, i don't know who i should pick on! lol those other clay types who don't want to try, have already pulled out
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:49 AM   #74
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according to the gm thread on the draw... arnaud has drawn bjorkman... we'll need two of those old men with a stick

in the doubles, clement/llodra will play Frederico Gil/Dick Norman. let's hope that they'll do a lot better than clement/serra lol.

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C'est vrai, it's Bjorkman. Arnaud beat him last year at Nottingham (when he was playing so well) 62 64. Jonas is also ranked below 100, but just, at 101. If he wins this match, he'll take on the winner of Becker/Davydenko.
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