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Old 04-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #16
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Yes, not a great double player, but probably the only available french-speaking guy in Casablanca. Arnaud looks at the language before the ranking
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:21 PM   #17
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Monte-Carlo Qualies tomorrow, Arno is seed #2. Ramirez Hildago went through Casablanca qualies and beats Schuettler in MD this week and Alberto Martin is still spanish lol

[2]Arnaud Clement vs Ramirez Hildago
Golubev vs [10]Alberto Martin

He plays on center court as last match.
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come arnaud let's win one match.... otherwise he's playing so little every week, he's almost in semi-retirement
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #19
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Yes semi-retirement and Ramirez Hildalgo is crushing Arno 5-1 in first set
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No
Allez Arnoooooo! (maybe cheering helps to get him out of semi-retirement )

I'm back, university doesn't do semi-retirement when there are tests to take
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I don't know what could help him even taking again holidays. It's now the fourth defeatS in a row,last win was one onth ago

The match against Ljbicic wasn't horrible but Ivan isn't a typical clay player and last monday Arno served quite well. But today the defeat is so huge that's really frightening

Arno won the first game and then lost the seven next He won only 4/16 second serve points during first set. Btw the first set was just ridiculous. In second set he was broken at 5-6 in the last game of the match after saving many many BP in others games. All along the match he did nothing on Ramirez's serve, no BP, while that guy is not a big server. He surely played very poorly. Alone, without a coach to give him some motivation and calm his mind the clay season, and maybe more , will be long and painful
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Bruno, please come back!

I can apply for the job with my sister We're no good with the techniques at all, but our friends tell us we're überpositive and good motivational speakers Don't have anything to prove the motivation part, except my friends as references , but I know for sure we do talk a lot

Of course we wouldn't mind at all to be at tournaments all year And I could also update his website if the code isn't too difficult

All of the above would be my idea of a fantastic sabbatical
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I can apply for the job with my sister We're no good with the techniques at all, but our friends tell us we're überpositive and good motivational speakers Don't have anything to prove the motivation part, except my friends as references , but I know for sure we do talk a lot
Great idea and even if he's too bad you can visit nice places like Barcelona, London and many others.

Bennet & Arno are not in doubles draw . The second WC goes to Gicquel/Mathieu so we can conclude they have been refused the WC they asked. The ex-member of french DC doubles team and ex GS winner is no more a guy you want to see in your tournament. Arnaud who plays poorly and no more double to follow. The semi-retirement is just

Arno should come back in Barcelona in almost 9 days. By which guy will he be destroyed that time ?
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I thought nevertheless that Benneteau and Clément were a better pair than Gicquel and Mathieu.
I do not remember a double with Mathieu.
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semi-retirement but way too many holidays now! more play than work

he should make up his mind if he wants to play on, he has to boost his doubles ranking seriously. he badly needs to play more!
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Sometimes he doesn't want to play doubles sometimes his partner withdraw and sometimes he wants to play with a partner but they can't enter the draw.Btw not easy to improve his doubles ranking And without a good doubles partner the ambitions are low.

I don't know about Arno's motivation but many loss in a row and the clay season are two things which don't lead to optimism Without a coach i think he can fast sink himself. Maybe he will wake up in Barcelona


I just saw that Ramirez Hidalgo has been easily beaten by Martin
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Vivre d'amour et d'eau fraîche ne suffit pas, faudrait peut-être penser à bosser un peu plus sérieusement et prendre un coach, quitte à revoir aussi les bases tennistiques (service etc...), il semblerait que ça pêche un peu de ce côté-là.
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A coach or someone to help him. I just read that since 2 weeks Marco Gicquel who is also coachless is helped by a friend Sebastien Lelievre. Maybe a friend who plays tennis could help Arno and as he's alone without structure i'm always wondering against who he plays out of tournaments? The wall maybe
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When he's in Aix, he practices with his brother I guess, and 2/3 friends.
In Paris, there are mika and the Lagardere guys.
I think to be part of this structure should be a good idea. There are all the facilities.
He spends lots of time in paris now, it's not a problem.
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A coach or someone to help him. I just read that since 2 weeks Marco Gicquel who is also coachless is helped by a friend Sebastien Lelievre. Maybe a friend who plays tennis could help Arno and as he's alone without structure i'm always wondering against who he plays out of tournaments? The wall maybe
Maybe he could share with Gicquel? I've seen them together all tournaments in NL since Bruno didn't come with him.
Gicquel even took the picture of me, my sis and Arno after training last year in Rosmalen, because there was no one of our own friends around and we wanted a picture with the two of us and Arno
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