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Old 02-13-2008, 11:44 PM   #256
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Olivier lost 7-5 1-6 0-6 to Moya today unfortunately. After he was broken early in the third set he kinda gave up, it was really kinda disheartening. It's possible he could have injured something, because his attitude changed quickly and he played incredibly badly in the third set. It's a shame he lost, but it's nice he got his first ATP win of the year and played very well at times. And really though there's no shame in losing to Carlos Moya. His play in the first set today was very solid, and it seems to me he might be finally getting back into match shape.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:37 AM   #257
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I had no livestream, so I didn't see it.
He was just coming back from injury, so let's hope it didn't pop up again
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I had no livestream, so I didn't see it.
He was just coming back from injury, so let's hope it didn't pop up again
Did you not know about the Brasil Open website one or did it not work for you?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:23 AM   #259
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Did you not know about the Brasil Open website one or did it not work for you?
No, I didn't know about it.
Usually I always look for a stream, but with the time difference Brasil/Belgium, it's very difficult for me to watch unfortunately
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #260
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No, I didn't know about it.
Usually I always look for a stream, but with the time difference Brasil/Belgium, it's very difficult for me to watch unfortunately
Ahh, ok. And there was really nothing to suggest he's injured, other than going from playing well in the first set to losing the third set in like 10 minutes
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #261
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Some news about Olivier today in L'Equipe:
PATIENCE AVEC SAULNIER. – Après quelques semaines de « doutes et de relâchements », Olivier Patience, 121e mondial, a réussi un bon parcours à Costa do Sauipe. Il a battu l’Argentin Brzezicki avant de résister à Carlos Moya (5-7, 6-1, 6-0). Rassuré par son niveau de jeu, il est surtout soulagé d’avoir retrouvé un entraîneur : « Éric Winogradsky a choisi de s’occuper de Tsonga à plein temps. Je suis donc resté quelques semaines sans coach et la FFT a fini par m’envoyer un entraîneur, Cyril Saulnier, qui m’a rejoint dimanche. Même s’il n’a pas beaucoup d’expérience, il connaît très bien le milieu et son oeil neuf va me permettre de progresser. Le feeling est déjà passé. C’est préférable car on va passer beaucoup de temps ensemble. Il va devenir comme ma nouvelle nana », a plaisanté Patience. Le nouveau duo s’est envolé hier pour Buenos Aires afin de disputer les qualifications du tournoi.
He's reassured about his game after a few weeks of doubt and he is most of all happy to have a coach again. He was working without a coach because Wino is now full-time coach of Jo. The FFT finally found a coach for Olivier: Saulnier who arrived on Sunday. Saulnier doesn't have coaching experience yet, but Olivier means he knows the circuit well and the first contact was good.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:20 PM   #262
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That's nice to know, hopefully they work together well.

Unfortunately, Olivier has to qualify in Argentina this week. His draw looks pretty favorable though, and he'll play Argentinian WC Gustavo Marcaccio in the first round of qualies.

edit: Didn't know he would get on so quickly, Olivier won 62 63

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Good

Thanks for the news of the new trainer Fran! With Jo doing so well now, it's understandable that Wino concentrates on him, but I'm glad Olivier found someone too
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Olivier lost in the second round of qualies today to Daniel Gimeno-Traver 75 75. Not surprisingly it seemingly came down to who was playing the BPs better, and on this day unfortunately it was not Olivier. If I remember correctly Olivier doesn't have any points to defend for awhile, so let's hope he can play well in the next few weeks and move up in the rankings.
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #265
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Olivier plays young Mexican WC Jose Gerardo Meza in the first round of qualies today in Acapulco. GL to him
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:07 AM   #266
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Olivier beat Meza 61 62
Next up is Granollers-Pujol, get a win Olivier
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Bonne chance Olivier
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Olivier lost 76 26 36 to Granollers-Pujol
Olivier overcame 2 set points to win the first set but apparently couldn't keep it up through the last 2 sets
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Too bad Better next time.
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It's particularly a shame as Granollers-Pujol is playing wildcard Bruno Rodriguez, ranked 439 in the world
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