2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread [Part I] - Page 2 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 02-07-2009, 07:24 AM   #16
country flag MsTree
Registered User
 
MsTree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,310
MsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I love having a fresh draw to drool over!
The snow is so bad here I've been stuck at home for two days, there hasn't even been a snowplough past! So with any luck we'll have another foot of snow and I'll be able stay at home and watch!
__________________
Le Poulailler de Poussin!

Gillou ~~~~~ & ~~~~~ Andy
MsTree is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 02-07-2009, 07:40 AM   #17
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He had a problem with his leg in Rotterdam in 2007. I've wondered about this withdrawal just a few days after Marseille, but somebody who was attending the match told me that his team actually wanted him to retire earlier in the match. But he was stubborn and kept on playing.
As for the Dubai match a few days later, I saw it and Kohli was quite terrible, Gilles didn't need to do much.
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 09:17 AM   #18
country flag but-it's-ok
Registered User
 
but-it's-ok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,849
but-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I'll just say Allez Gillou
__________________
Always supporting Ernests Gulbis

Cheering forNole Gilles Tomas Dima Grisha Delpo Stan Fed Nando GGL Domi
Thanks for the memories Juan Carlos!

Anci Petra Maria Sharapova Sabine Thanks for the memories Kim
Norwich City Football Club
but-it's-ok is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 09:43 AM   #19
country flag Eimear O'Mahony
Registered User
 
Eimear O'Mahony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,548
Eimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Sounds like a good draw for Gilles all round. I'm looking forward to the tournament. Let's hope he does well
Eimear O'Mahony is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 07:02 PM   #20
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He plays in doubles too:
[1] Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic - Gilles Simon/Dmitry Tursunov
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 07:08 PM   #21
country flag Eimear O'Mahony
Registered User
 
Eimear O'Mahony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,548
Eimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

He's playing with Tursonov??? That's a strange pairing. Thought he might have played with Chardy or Monfils or even Tsonga. Still, good luck to him and I'm glad he's giving the doubles a go. It'll be a tough one though!
Eimear O'Mahony is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 07:15 PM   #22
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Jérémy isn't playing Rotterdam, his ranking isn't good enough.
Gilles used to play with the entire ATP tour in doubles when I started following him (Gabashvili, Allegro, Montanes, Hrbaty, Russel, Navarro, Zverev...), the continuous teaming up with other Frenchies like Jo, Gaël, Jim etc. is quite new.
Some Frenchies really seem to play (and even practice) only with other Frenchies, but not Gilles.
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #23
country flag but-it's-ok
Registered User
 
but-it's-ok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,849
but-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond reputebut-it's-ok has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Gilles and Dima pairing should be interesting,I wouldn't mind seeing them playing together I've watched Dima play doubles a lot,he won't change anything,I know Gilles will experiment at least. Such a shame they've drawn Nestor and Zimonjic,but its all experience. Best of luck guys,try and enjoy it,have fun,make it last

Dima actually won the doubles in Rotterdam last year with Berdych(I thought that was an unlikely pairing too but somehow they gelled the whole week. I remember that because it was when I first started posting here on MTF(having lurked for 3 months)
__________________
Always supporting Ernests Gulbis

Cheering forNole Gilles Tomas Dima Grisha Delpo Stan Fed Nando GGL Domi
Thanks for the memories Juan Carlos!

Anci Petra Maria Sharapova Sabine Thanks for the memories Kim
Norwich City Football Club
but-it's-ok is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 09:29 PM   #24
country flag anaquot
Registered User
 
anaquot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Age: 34
Posts: 362
anaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond reputeanaquot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Quote:
Originally Posted by Truc View Post
He plays in doubles too:
[1] Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic - Gilles Simon/Dmitry Tursunov
Is it odd that the first thing this makes me think is "Where's Ted?"
anaquot is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #25
country flag Eimear O'Mahony
Registered User
 
Eimear O'Mahony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,548
Eimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

I didn't realise that Fran. Something new for me to add to my information about Gilles. I'm only a new Simontard so I'm learning all the time. Thanks for that
Eimear O'Mahony is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 04:21 AM   #26
country flag J'adore.Gilles
Registered User
 
J'adore.Gilles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 18
Posts: 177
J'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond reputeJ'adore.Gilles has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

his doubles draw sux!
J'adore.Gilles is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 08:31 AM   #27
country flag MsTree
Registered User
 
MsTree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,310
MsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond reputeMsTree has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Quote:
Originally Posted by anaquot View Post
Is it odd that the first thing this makes me think is "Where's Ted?"
I think he's been put off by all the "exciting" talk from the Aussie Open.
I know this doesn't count for much but Radio Scotland said Andy's match will be on Tuesday night and Gilles is in the same half of the draw so I'm assuming his will be on Tuesday too
__________________
Le Poulailler de Poussin!

Gillou ~~~~~ & ~~~~~ Andy
MsTree is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #28
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

That's only for Slams, they don't schedule one half of the draw on one day and the other half the next day in smaller events. But since Gilles will arrive in Rotterdam today only, I don't think he will play tomorrow already.

(As for Ted, he had stopped posting here before the AO already, don't worry about having possibly chased him away with the talk in the pics thread.)
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #29
country flag Truc
Registered User
 
Truc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 17,349
Truc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond reputeTruc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

Oh you were right, Eimear, it is surprising, he's been playing only with Frenchies lately. It just reminded me of the odd pairings (which I liked), that's why I said that.

I hadn't realized Dima is so good in doubles, Di, I just looked up his record in doubles, semi-final at the French Open too! He and Gilles are clearly not in the same league then.
Since I don't follow the doubles tour, I only see him play doubles in Davis Cup and they sometimes look a bit "awkward", but his results on the tour are more than decent.

Last edited by Truc : 02-08-2009 at 09:33 AM.
Truc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #30
country flag Eimear O'Mahony
Registered User
 
Eimear O'Mahony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,548
Eimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond reputeEimear O'Mahony has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2009 Chameleon Hardcourt Season Thread: Rotterdam

It'll be good for Gilles to play more doubles. Hopefully it'll help his net game in the singles and the more doubles he plays the better he'll get. Has anyone heard anything about live streaming? I've been googling it trying to find it. If he's only going to Rotterdam today I doubt he'll be playing tomorrow. It'll be good to see Gilles back in action. I'm looking forward to it
Eimear O'Mahony is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios