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Old 09-27-2006, 07:34 AM   #151
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The girl of the blog wrote that he wasn't very self-confident for this match, I had low expectations for the tournament - but I thought/hoped he would beat Oger.

Oh well, the tournament was annoying to follow anyway, poor scores, no pics, no news, nobody seems to attend this event on the French boards... Next, please.

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So, 1st round loss in doubles too (7/6 - 6/1 to Drake-Nielsen), it's been another successful tournament for Mathieu.
At least he didn't have to go very far.

Next: the qualies in Metz.
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Mathieu is seeded #2 in the Metz qualies (the level is not as good as last year with Djokovic, Mirnyi, Simon, etc.)

He's got a bye in the 1st round and will play the winner of Mutis-Karcher - 2 Frenchies for a change.
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Mathieu is seeded #2 in the Metz qualies (the level is not as good as last year with Djokovic, Mirnyi, Simon, etc.)

He's got a bye in the 1st round and will play the winner of Mutis-Karcher - 2 Frenchies for a change.


I just looked at the OOP for qualifiers, and saw he wasn't there and presumed he must've pulled out - Great news

I'm not sure about his being 2nd seed though, especially seeing as he barely plays away from clay
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I know, that's why I'm so glad he's seeded, it will be hard enough for him to win 2 matches on this surface.
He'll play Mutis who just won in 2 sets against Karcher.

Here are the links of the qualies draw:
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http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2006/341/qs.pdf
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Mathieu plays Mutis 3rd match on centre court tomorrow

If Mathieu can win, he'd play either Fish, Hrbaty, Patience, or Gasquet in the main draw. I think we know who we'd like him to draw.....it's another Frenchie, and his first name isn't Richard
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I prefer not to think about his MD opponent yet, there are 3 rounds qualifying, he must win 2 matches first...
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Mathieu is playing at the moment, it's so nice to have livescores for a change:
http://www.protennislive.com/framese...1&eventid=0341
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It doesn't look too good so far, Mutis never is in danger on his own serve (unlike Mathieu) and broke at 3-3. 5-3 now.

Allez Mathieu, bon Dieu, surprends-moi!

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:25 PM   #162
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He did surprise me , he broke back when Mutis was serving for the set, 5-5!

Gosh, he can't hold this stupid serve.

Oops, I had to leave shortly and Mutis is already leading 5-2 in the 2nd set and serving for the match now.

Easy hold for Mutis, 7-5 6-2. No comment.

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I don't get it because judging by the little bit I could see in RG, he should be able to play decently on hardcourt too with his game, he's no Ramirez-Hidalgo.

The girl of the blog wrote last time that she's moving and has no Internet connection at the moment, so she can't give us much news.
There isn't much to say anyway.
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A few French newspapers or websites are mentioning the match, but always from Mutis' perspective because he's from Metz.
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Hier, devant ses copains Sébastien Grosjean, Arnaud Clément et Olivier Patience avec qui il va jouer en double, Olivier Mutis a confirmé que le tournoi de Metz restait une épreuve à part dans sa carrière. Il a pris beaucoup plus de plaisir à être sur le terrain que la veille. L'espoir français, Montcourt, qui le prenait pour pour un pré-retraité, en a fait les frais. A grands coups d'amortis, de passings bien calibrés, Olivier Mutis, malin comme un singe, l'a renvoyé à ses chères études et fait la preuve qu'il disposait toujours d'un toucher de balle remarquable. Voilà le Messin en piste pour décrocher une place dans le tableau final. Pour cela, il va tout de même devoir se débarasser de Thierry Ascione. « Le jeu de Montcourt, plus offensif, me convenait mieux que celui de Karcher. J'ai pris plus de plaisir que samedi. Je n'ai pas trop mal joué sans être génial et j'ai bien servi. Contre Ascione, ce sera un bon match. Il faudra être encore meilleur qu'aujourd'hui et tenir physiquement. Même si je ne vais pas me prendre la tête pour cela, maintenant que je suis là, j'ai envie d'aller loin dans le tableau ». Une envie partagée par ses supporters, déjà présents hier.
http://www.estrepublicain.fr/sportsl...200223969.html

Yesterday, Mutis proved again in front of his buddies S. Grosjean, A. Clément and O. Patience that the tournament of Metz is special to him - at the expense of the French hope Mathieu Montcourt, who held him to be a player in early retirement. (I doubt Mathieu is underestimating anybody on this surface, but the article does sound a little bit like that. ) "Clever like a monkey", Olivier Mutis "sent him back to school" with his dropshots and precise passing shots and showed that he still has a remarkable "feeling for the ball". (...) Mutis' comments: "Montcourt's game, which is more offensive, suited me better than Karcher's. I enjoyed this match much more than the 1st round. (That I can believe, it looked like a walk in the park on the SB if you except the little choke job at the end of the 1st set - it should have been 6-4 6-2.) I didn't play too badly, without being great either. I served well. Against Ascione, I'll have to be better than today and physically strong."

Not an exact translation, but that's about what the article says.
It sounds pretty bad for Mathieu, the only good point for me is that he seems to play offensively, even though it's not very successful so far.

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