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Old 09-25-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Paulo's schedule for the rest of the season:

Open de Moselle
Metz, France | September 21-27

China Open
Beijing, China | October 5-11

Shanghai ATP Masters 1000
Shanghai, China | October 12-18

Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia | October 19-25

Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France | October 26-November 1

Valencia Open 500
Valencia Open 500 | November 2-8

BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France | November 9-15
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Paulo is through to the semis of Metz!

R1: Bye
R2: [3] P Mathieu (FRA) d M Gicquel (FRA) 76(5) 64
QF: [3] P Mathieu (FRA) d [7] A Beck (GER) 62 36 63 <-- Paulo had a chance to break early in the Set 2, missed it and got broken at once. He played pretty bad compared to the Set 1, and besides his serve went down (in the first set Paulo got a lot of cheap points from it, per contra). After the match versus Marc Paulo said that great serving was key to the match. Well, it looks like that for this match as well (just look at his serve stats from the third set: 62% first serves - 89% points won - 9 aces and no BPs). Hope Paulo will continue to serve like that.

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Way to go, Paulo!

Is he still wearing that ugly back shirt?
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Yay, semi finals. Well done Paulo!

(and thanks for starting the thread, Olga, we've been bad at keeping track of his results lately here, I didn't want to start it in case I jinxed him! ).

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Is he still wearing that ugly back shirt?
Yes, he's wearing the white version of it now. Well it doesn't look at bad at the yellow one anyway!
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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I hope I won't jinx him, Jenny! Well, I just thought that we needed a thread like this.

Paulo plays Kohlschreiber next. The last time they played was in 2003, so the result is kind of irrelevant. Vamos Paulo!

Oh, and I like the white version of the shirt much more than the yellow one, too!
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Ah, in 2003... That explains why I don't remember Paulo playing Kohli

Well, he seems to be serving well so I sure hope it continues tonight! Who wouldn't love an all-Frenchies final?!

I'm sorry, but I still dislike the back of that shirt very much
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Hi everybody !!
Paulo will play the german and this player is really good, I saw him yesterday, his play is so perfect ! Paulo will have to be agressiv !! His mum saw the match and I think she will give him the keys..
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For keeping record sake, Paulo lost to Kohlschreiber 7-6 (5) 6-4.

It wasn't a bad match from Paulo though, although his 1st serve let him down badly in the final game, after serving at 70+% for the whole set. C'est dommage. Let's hope for more wins over in Asia.
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At least the serve seems to be improved, right?

Blame it on the shirt, shall we?
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Yes, he served much better this week compared to the first half of the season, that's a good sign.
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After a short break Paulo is back to business. China Open:

[6] SODERLING, Robin SWE vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs BECKER, Benjamin GER
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
QUALIFIER vs [3] RODDICK, Andy USA

[5] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs QUALIFIER
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
QUALIFIER vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs [2] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

And doubles!

[1] NESTOR, Daniel CAN/ZIMONJIC, Nenad SRB vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG/GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KNOWLES, Mark BAH/RODDICK, Andy USA vs [WC] LEE, Hsin-Han TPE/YANG, Tsung-Hua TPE

[3] MOODIE, Wesley RSA/NORMAN, Dick BEL vs DLOUHY, Lukas CZE/KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
LLODRA, Michael FRA/MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs KUBOT, Lukasz POL/MARACH, Oliver AUT

BENNETEAU, Julien FRA/CHARDY, Jeremy FRA vs [WC] BUTORAC, Eric USA/FISHER, Ashley AUS
BLAKE, James USA/RAM, Andy ISR vs [4] FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz POL/MATKOWSKI, Marcin POL

HANESCU, Victor ROU/WASSEN, Rogier NED vs DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
SOARES, Bruno BRA/ULLYETT, Kevin ZIM vs [2] BRYAN, Bob USA/BRYAN, Mike USA
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Would be nice to see Paulo plays Andy
Aren't they like BFF now?

And ummm, good luck Mika!
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We saw Paulo training today He trained with Almagro. Paulo looks happy and relaxed. I did talk with him a lot, and I can only say Paulo and his team are too nice. The draw is tough, but we will try the best to cheer for him on the court, hope he can play some good matches AGAIN here.
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I post some of the training photos in the photo thread, and i will post more when I come back to Shanghai
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