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Old 02-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #16
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Yes, they did it, I'm so happy, I love the guys
What a suspense ! They confirm their olympic title, great !

Sorry for the off topic, comment, but I'm sure arnaud agrees with us tonight, and he was probably at the match

ugh...well, good luck for tomorrow. I hope he will make some good matches.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #17
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Good luck tomorrow!
I'm sooo looking forward to see him again in Rotterdam I hope has time to sign my book
Last year I carried it all around Marseille, because we might still bump into him and in Rosmalen, I just forget to bring it
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4-6/3-6

I have some problems with my connexion at the moment so i didn't follow the livestream but i put an eye on the livescore. He started slowly and was broken at 1-1 but finished well the set unfortunatly he didn't manage to break Marin. He started very well the second set with easy holds and good returning games but missed 3 BP at 2-1 and finally lost his two last service games in very bad way (love & 15).

As usual a too slow start and not enough good on important points. It will be quite annoying if he beats only guys like Junqueira,Pless,Stakohsky ... He needs a "big" win against a very good player or the frustration will come even if lost to Cilic is "normal". Well, the good news is that he has some times to prepare the qualies of Rotterdam but it will tough to go through. I hope he will not be too tired with all these travels
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I will cheer for him in Rotterdam!
And even bring my French flag just in case ( Don't know if I dare to use it, I'm only comfortable acting crazy with player's that don't recognize me )
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the atp home page featured arnaud v marin in their head to head section yesterday.

naturally i couldn't resist clicking in. it was arnaud 2-0 before the match

yeah kezzi go cheer for him, he needs it! i don't think he values my support any more though. i wore a french hat in sydney, and sat through that painful match quietly.
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Rotterdam tomorrow > Arnaud plays Udomchoke on court 2 in the beginning of the afternoon.

edit> he won 6-0/7-5 He was a break down in the second set after a stupid service game at the beginning of the set but he managed to come back. He'll play Ouanna who has a big serve and a big forehand but who can make a lot of UE especially on return.

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I don't find the OP for tomorrow but we already know that with Mika the'll play monday afternoon at 14h against Ignacio Coll-Riudavets & Nadal The terrific Rafa who won Doha title with another unknow spanish is not a good draw even in doubles since he wants to win everything
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I don't find the OP for tomorrow but we already know that with Mika the'll play monday afternoon at 14h against Ignacio Coll-Riudavets & Nadal The terrific Rafa who won Doha title with another unknow spanish is not a good draw even in doubles since he wants to win everything
I love lurking in the Clément forum because your posts always make me smile, soulage.

He plays at 11:00 tomorrow against Ouanna. Where did you find the OOP for Monday if you know they play on Monday afternoon already?

Edit: Forget it, I hadn't seen the article on the website (already announcing at what time Nadal is going to step on the court). ^^

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He can't let the small tournaments to the others, the monkey ???
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Many top players play doubles for the train but Nadal play only for the win even in doubles and yes, the tournament annonce precisely the hour Rafa will put his foot on the court

Well good luck to Arno against Joce
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He can't let the small tournaments to the others, the monkey ???
even my sister has become a fan now, after having called him gorilla in the past think about it marine

i'm actually surprised, after so much play in melbourne, in just two weeks rafa already needs more practice even playing doubles

mika and arnaud may just be the tough doubles challenge that he needs
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even my sister has become a fan now, after having called him gorilla in the past think about it marine
Honestly, I don't hate him as much as before.
But I still don't understansd why and how people can say he's awesome.
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He managed to qualify and gets Tursunov who doesn't play well since the start of the year but it will be tough for Arnaud against such a powerful player and maybe Arnaud will be a little bit tired because he plays tomorrow at 11h and then at 14h in doubles. 4 matches in 3 days
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qualified?



fingers crossed with tursonov... let's see whose poor form will continue! didn't tursunov have to play qualifying somewhere, because he forgot to sign up? lol

btw arnaud's conqueror at zagreb, cilic, has won the title... arnaud must now be considered a good luck charm for anyone who wants to do well at a tournament!

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I was there in Rotterdam And I think Arno played pretty well. In the second set of the first match I got the idea he already thought he won after that 6-0, so he made it a little difficult for himself. The court was also right next to a training, guess he also was annoyed by the noise and all the people walking around. At that court there's no security to tell people they can't leave when the match is in progress.
Against Ouanna it was difficult to say, UE's on both sides, but also great points It was played at court 1, no people walking around

Arno wasn't really that nice to the young fans, after the first match he was on the phone with Bruno and he sent everyone away who was waiting for an autograph. My sister and I wanted to get our books signed, so we got a little disappointed at first, but oh so happy when he noticed us. He stopped, finished the call and came over to sign our books and talk a little (That's how I know he had Bruno on the phone, he said it almost immediately, I guess he noticed I'm a fan of both of them )

After the second match he was nice to the kids, guess he doesn't mind to sign autographs when he's still on court

It was horrible to get back home from Rotterdam yesterday. We were at the train station at 18:00 and were home around 24:00. Usually it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes by train. There was a power failure in Rotterdam, Den Haag and Amsterdam, so we had to wait a few hours, finally a train to another city came, arrived there and had to take a bus to yet another city (which still was 1 hour and 15 minutes from home), take the train there to Eindhoven and from there another bus. But I didn't want to take a bus anymore, so I called my mother to come and get us there

I can't go today, so I'll support while watching live scores.
Allez Arno

edit: My friend heard Murray say during practice, that he believed the court was slower than last year... It seems they really want Rafa to win slower court, he could pick the balls... But hopefully it helps Arno a little bit too
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