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Old 04-14-2009, 10:34 PM   #196
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Tulasne's take on the match:
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...ch-pourri.html
Even playing average tennis he would have won. He hasn't quite got his bearings yet on clay, but it's the same for everybody, he was tense before entering the court. The beginning of the match was decent and then he got himself into a negative spiral. At the end of the match, Gilles was telling him that he didn't know how to play tennis anymore. A sore throat problem has also disrupted his preparation. They now have 2 weeks of intensive training ahead.

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Old 04-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #197
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Stinky work, I missed everything today! Isa, he is smart, he said himself he needs to up his fitness for the clay season. I'm sure you are right, too, that a little more weight would be good, if anything just to give him something to draw from when he is fighting a cold and trying to play tennis. Ugh, I was looking forward to a week of Gilles and a third accident Well, maybe he saves it for RG
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:32 AM   #198
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I have been in Vienna with my parents in these days and I did not see the match but when I saw the score yesterday I barely could believe it

probably he was not ready at all to effort the top10 and the top of the ranking in France, I already lived this kind of situation (but not that strong the impact) with PHM when the was playing so well two years ago and people started to believe on his possibility....

Allez Gilluz, erase and start from your point, step by step
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:42 PM   #199
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or maybe not? I don't know...Just wanted to say yay for Alli :clap: I saw Stan won his match

Hey Raf, hope you had a nice time with your parents
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death bagel but I thought breakfast was a dozen or so croissants? McDonald's in France should make a limited edition Gillou McFlurry, with only green MnMs

You should skip the death bagel and scramble some eggs with garlic and cream cheese and put that on a bagel, you can call it the everlasting life bagel

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:15 AM   #201
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of course
I was a vegetarian for a long time, and a vegan, but the everlasting life bagel came from a friend who is neither.
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Let's pretent Gilles didn't play Monte Carlo...

The everlasting life bagel sounds soooo gooood
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Some news in L'Equipe today:
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SIMON AU CHARBON. – Très décevant à Monte-Carlo et très déçu de son élimination d’entrée contre l’Allemand Andreas Beck, Gilles Simon a mis les bouchées doubles pour retrouver son jeu sur terre battue. Samedi et dimanche, il a travaillé très dur à Roland-Garros avec son coach Thierry Tulasne. Hier, après une heure et demie d’entraînement avec Tsonga, il est allé cavaler deux bonnes heures dans le bois de Boulogne avec Paul Quétin, préparateur physique à la FFT. « J’avais besoin de savoir vraiment où j’en étais, expliquait le numéro 1 français. Je mets par exemple beaucoup de temps à bien glisser sur terre. Là, depuis deux jours, je déclenche mes glissades comme il faut et, du coup, je frappe mieux. J’espère que ces sensations se vérifieront à Rome. »
Very disappointing in Monte-Carlo and very disappointed, he's worked very hard with Tulasne in Roland-Garros on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday he practiced one hour and a half with Jo and then he went jogging two hours in the Bois de Boulogne. He explains again it takes him a lot of time to get used to slide on clay. He's been doing it much better for 2 days and his shots are better then. He hopes it will show in Rome.
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Aw Gillou
Once you've got the knack of sliding on clay again, you fancy teaching Murray?
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Some news in L'Equipe today:
Very disappointing in Monte-Carlo and very disappointed, he's worked very hard with Tulasne in Roland-Garros on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday he practiced one hour and a half with Jo and then he went jogging two hours in the Bois de Boulogne. He explains again it takes him a lot of time to get used to slide on clay. He's been doing it much better for 2 days and his shots are better then. He hopes it will show in Rome.

merci beaucoup for the updade!
Jo was today in Barcelona tournament interacting with fans!
the transition from hardcourts to claycourts is not easy.
Bois de Boulogne, I guess our favorite player is stopped there by fans every 10 minutes by french supporters, it's a big park but Gilles is a big star. Can not imagine a top spanish player doing jogging in a famous and well known park.
We need Gilles to go far at the event in Rome, if not I will have some words en français with him and Tulasne in Madrid before the rendez-vous at Porte d'Auteil.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:42 AM   #206
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Rome's draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/e...09/416/mds.pdf

[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs QUERREY, Sam USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER vs [14] BLAKE, James USA

[9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs GASQUET, Richard FRA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
FISH, Mardy USA vs ANDREEV, Igor RUS
BYE vs [6] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[4] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs i]QUALIFIER[/i]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
[WC] CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [15] CILIC, Marin CR

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BYE vs [7] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs BYE
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS vs [10] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[13] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
[WC] STARACE, Potito ITA vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
BYE vs [3] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[8] SIMON, Gilles FRA vs BYE
[WC] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA vs [WC] VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
QUALIFIER vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs [11] FERRER, David ESP

[16] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs SERRA, Florent FRA
QUALIFIER vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
QUALIFIER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BYE vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

I guess it's not a tough one for Gilles.
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Easy QF but hard early rounds
Good luck Gillou!
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Easy QF but hard early rounds
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Ouch. Some good claycourt specialists in his section, by no mean an easy draw considering his form in MC. His QF match should indeed be easier if he manages to go that far.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:02 AM   #210
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I like the draw, let's hope Gillou can do great here
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