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Old 02-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #61
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A loss in a winnable match

1set: Arno began by being broken after losing the three 3 first points of the match. A very slow start, Misha had just to push the ball to win the points. Zverev held easily with his serving-volley. 4-6 These slow start costed him some matches.
2set: Arno broken at 2-2 on the first BP of the set. Arno got his first BP of the match the game after saved by an ace of Misha. He saved 3 MP on his served and managed to win the next 3 games to win the set 7-5
3set: He was broken at 1-1 & missed 3 BP the game after. He lost again his serve at 2-4 and the match.

Arno began to play quite well at the end of the second set but a lot of frustration after he missed the BP in the third.

A lot of tension and frustration on Arnaud's face today, Mischa was constant but Arno made more errors than yesterday and had a less efficient serve and Misha didn't give point, each time he put the ball in the court and wait errors of Arno.

That's really pity.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:22 PM   #62
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where is soulage post, has it disappeared?

anyway arnaud has just lost to zverev in 3, 46 75 26

that's the most he can advance these days, 1 round
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:25 PM   #63
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You don't see my post ? Well i don't like the game of Zverev who just avoid to do mistakes and Arno can have some regrets.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:33 PM   #64
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no i refreshed it twice and couldn't see... only now!

ok i hope he takes the positives away and wins more matches in the coming weeks!
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ok i hope he takes the positives away and wins more matches in the coming weeks!
After this bad loss, he finally goes in Dubai while he's still in Marseille for doubles semi-final. He will face Schuettler, the guy who always beat him I don't know if it's a good choice to play again a 500 or maybe he was refused the WC for Besancon. The H2H are 5-1 for Rainer

[8WC] Marat Safin (RUS) - Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) - Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) - [2] Andy Murray (GBR
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After this bad loss, he finally goes in Dubai while he's still in Marseille for doubles semi-final. He will face Schuettler, the guy who always beat him I don't know if it's a good choice to play again a 500 or maybe he was refused the WC for Besancon. The H2H are 5-1 for Rainer

[8WC] Marat Safin (RUS) - Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) - Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) - [2] Andy Murray (GBR
there's no positive when it comes to playing rainer

but maybe it's time for a revenge

btw he has not signed up for qualifying @ indian wells.... what's he doing that week?

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I haven't been around much, but I'm announcing Arnaud and Mika made it into the doubles final:
A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) d [4] S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) 62 76(2)

They'll play Knowl and Ram.

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I haven't been around much, but I'm announcing Arnaud and Mika made it into the doubles final:
A Clement (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) d [4] S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) 62 76(2)

They'll play Knowl and Ram.

Good luck!
They won 3-6/6-3/10-8 It's the third time Arnaud won the doubles title in Marseille.

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btw he has not signed up for qualifying @ indian wells.... what's he doing that week?
Maybe some rest because playing every weeks since the start of the year even if it's quite strange to skip a MS.I hope he will try the qualies of Miami at least and we'll see if he enter the Sunrise challenger before Miami ?
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Congrats to Arnaud & Mika!

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They won 3-6/6-3/10-8 It's the third time Arnaud won the doubles title in Marseille.
Fantastic news! Also important points to improve his doubles ranking which has been quite pitiful since the AO early exit.

Hopefully he'll take a good rest and will show decent game in Dubai!

Also thanks so much to everyone for all the news, pictures and interviews, and to Soulage in particular for the match reports
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For some reason I decided that there were only pictures of Arnaud in your album, so when I opened it and looked at the two first preview pictures, the first thought I had was "How come Arnaud has this Montcourtish haircut?!" lol Hope you wouldn't mind if I post the link to your album on Montcourt's forum, too
Thanks a lot for all the pictures, and it was a true pleasure to read your reports from Marseille
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4-6/6-3/6-2

I watch all the match on livestream and it was entertaining
Special kudos to Arnaud for this victory Considering my great love to Safin, it has been one of the most pleasant tennis results for me lately
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They won 3-6/6-3/10-8 It's the third time Arnaud won the doubles title in Marseille.
unexpected gain

it's not the ranking, i guess it's the davis cup membership that they care about? i haven't followed that thread so maybe there's all sort of speculation already.

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Maybe some rest because playing every weeks since the start of the year even if it's quite strange to skip a MS.I hope he will try the qualies of Miami at least and we'll see if he enter the Sunrise challenger before Miami ?
well yeah but he only plays one or two matches per week still, there's a lot of travelling to do...

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Fantastic news! Also important points to improve his doubles ranking which has been quite pitiful since the AO early exit.

Hopefully he'll take a good rest and will show decent game in Dubai!

Also thanks so much to everyone for all the news, pictures and interviews, and to Soulage in particular for the match reports

For some reason I decided that there were only pictures of Arnaud in your album, so when I opened it and looked at the two first preview pictures, the first thought I had was "How come Arnaud has this Montcourtish haircut?!" lol Hope you wouldn't mind if I post the link to your album on Montcourt's forum, too
Thanks a lot for all the pictures, and it was a true pleasure to read your reports from Marseille


Special kudos to Arnaud for this victory Considering my great love to Safin, it has been one of the most pleasant tennis results for me lately
Thanks! and of course it's ok to post the link somewhere else. I'm just too lazy to do that
But I assume you mean the reports from Rotterdam? Unfortunately I couldn't go to Marseille this year, my holiday is the coming week, instead of last week

and congrats to Arno and Micka!
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I didn't follow the open 13 that much (skiing!!). Just knew he beat safin but lost against...??? lol
Well, at least he won the double, but it didn't help him to win his selection in DC !


The only pics I found: in the stands with nolwenn. He saw all mika's matches.








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Lors de son discours, Arnaud a remercié Mika (pour avoir joué le jeu en double avec lui jusqu'au bout alors qu'il avait aussi le simple à gérer), ses proches, l'organisation du tournoi, le staff médical, le public... et les ramasseurs de balles avec qui il a reconnu être parfois "un peu dur"!
He thanked everybody, and the ballkids, cos he admited he was sometimes a bit rude with them !

Mika lui, s'est dit très content de s'être imposé chez son grand pote et espère que maintenant, Arnaud va le faire gagner chez lui, à Roland par exemple!
Mika was happy to win in arnaud's hometown, and hopes arnaud will makes win him in his own hometown (paris, RG )
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Dubai: Arnaud Clément def. Rainer Schüttler 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 Allez Arnaud!!!

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