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Old 08-16-2006, 06:08 AM   #1
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Have anyone here met Richard before and can you please share your experience? I don't think they have this section at richardgasquet.net.
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i hope to meet him at the USO
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I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him.
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I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him.
Awww....you are so lucky. Get to have his autograph and take a picture with him. Glad to see that he's a nice guy. (Even though I know that already)
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I hope i could meet him in shanghai this year!
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I actually met him this past week in Toronto on the day of the final and he was a total sweetheart. My friend and I were sitting in this Corona tent / "restaurant" thing and I noticed him walking by to go to a practice court. When he was passing in front of us was when I realized for sure that it was him and my eyes went and I tapped Aundra's arm and was like "Aundra............." and he was looking right at me as I did this and smiled and turned and said something to Eric. I thought for a second that he probably thought I was an idiot but Aundra and I left our stuff there and started moving out to try and meet him. The bad thing was that we had to walk around the whole tent to get to where he was so at the rate he was walking we knew he'd be gone. Much to our surprise when we got there he was still there walking very slowly. Eric had already gone onto the practice court. (I'm assuming he told Eric to go on ahead cuz he realized we were gonna be coming out to see him) I got up to him and said hello and asked him if we could get pictures and he said yes. And then I asked him if we could each get an individual picture and he said yes. So both of us got a picture with him and then I wished him luck in the final and he thanked us. And that was that. People started noticing him after we got our pictures so I think he took pictures with like two other people after us. But no one had even noticed him till we stopped him, which blew my mind. He was adorably sweet though. I hope everyone who is a fan of his gets the chance to meet him.

oh i was there that day!! i was actually in the rogers tent. when i saw him walk by very slowly (haha) with Eric. i started to panic.. cause i have never missed a single richard practice or match that entire week. so i wanted to make sure i was there. But my friends and i were about to go somewhere after the match and we needed to find a bus that went there (cause none of us are actually from toronto), so we took an extra 10 minutes..( i was sorta pissed at them... but again i though since i already took like 3 pictures with richard and a couple of autographs that maybe he'd be annoyed if i asked for more.. )

i was upset cause then roger came to practice on the same court.. and he brought all his fans with him.. so when richard came out after his practice... they all made him sign usless stuff, like those stupid state farm fans or a crappy piece of paper you know they were gonna throw away after.but richard is too nice to say no to anyone.. so he signed alot.
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I was at AMS Canada for the entire week plus the qualifying days and I met Richard a few times. I've written about the "interactive" experience here with a picture I got with him ( it's a terrible photo of me but who cares )... and other times I was just watching his matches and getting autographs.

Here's just what I've said about that encounter, for those who are too lazy to click on the link....
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Esther hopped a little bit. IT WAS SO AWESOME. He was in the far court so we couldn't really see him, but for us it was like a chance for redemption from the morning's why-didn't-we-jump-him incident. AND, indeed.

Anyway, before I get into the whole Gasquet thing again, Roger Federer arrived. It was MADNESS. They put up some chain to stop people from swarming in, but I was RIGHT at that chain thingy so I was REALLY close to him and I shoved my pen and magazine at him but he politely neglected. There was just too many fans. I could feel his godliness though.

It was good news anyway because he was going to overtake Gasquet's practise court, so he had to come out. When he came out I asked for his autograph, and when he returned the pen to me, I grabbed his hand again like I did last year. HAHA. Two years in a row bitches.

After touching his hand I turned around and was like lol I touched him again. And this enthusiastic lady was like "GOOD GIRL. GOOD JOB!" I was like WTF. lol it was funny.

Then Lisa said she wanted a picture, so we chased him down and somehow this time I felt no shame or anything at all screaming, CAN WE GET A PICTURE WITH YOU?? And also to ask random strangers to take a picture for us. So we got me, Esther, Lisa, and Sheila in the frame and took some pics. He was really sweet about it, taking turns with each camera to look in every single one of them. ♥

I got a little bit of his sweat on my arm. HAHA.
I was a volunteer so I could go to the back, so I was there when he left the venue but I was too shy to go up and say congratulations, you did fantastic. He did look dashing in a long-sleeve Lacoste green polo though.

And I met him another time in Montreal last year but that was just an autograph.

From what I've seen of him he's kind of shy but he's really sweet and generous about photos and autographs and such.
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awesome stories!!! he sounds like such a sweetie. anyone got to touch his hair yet? haha
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Addey, have you washed your arm yet?
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Addey, I am suprised you did not include the Eric fangirling in your story.

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Addey, I am suprised you did not include the Eric fangirling in your story.

.... yes there is that. I saw his coach like freakin' EVERYWHERE and I was sneaking pics OOPS. he's my daddy PotBelly Eric for lyfe!
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