Rochette seems a smilling guy I would not see him bitching like that bad day maybe Then for sure not a great player to watch.Bopanna v Rochette : mugfest here. Rochette is, for some of you who are interested in women’s tennis, the equivalent of Anastasia Rodionova. Bitching from beginning to end : he was late on the court, and was called first by walkie-talkie by the chair umpire, then on the loudspeaker by the referee. He then complained about the balls being dead, about his opponent not throwing the balls correctly during the overhead session during the warm up. He then found any opportunity to challenge the linescalls. He went for a « I wonder what you’re doing up there on that high chair when you don’t even announce the score properly » to a poor young blonde chair umpire. Congratulated by his coach, Rochette found no better answer than « Against a doubles specialist winning this way is more than ‘winning ugly’ » : classy ! Bopanna did a good job at driving Rochette nuts, making loads of dropshot/lob combo. Bopanna had a few arguments with the unexperienced chair umpire as well. She, at some point, announced « Avantage Bopanna » when it actually was « Avantage Rochette », to which Rohan answered « You said it, that’s too late to cancel this call ». The referee was asked to come on court to resolve the problem. Ugly match in general but fun bitchy atmosphere.
Ouanna's career is a disaster but in addition of his serve he can have a good forehand does he still get it ?Bemelmans v Ouanna : this match also had its part of bitchfest, with some horrendous linecalls against Ruben. Ruben was by far the best on the court but eventually lost in straight sets in what was a tight match. Ouanna saved his life here with his big serve ; from the baseline, he’s just awful. The fun quote was that sentence yelled by Bemelmans : « Oh yeah, I forgot we are in France here, so the linespersons are French too. Too bad I’m playing one of their countrymen. »
Rochette needs a clock ? Funny reaction by Chuidinelli :lol:Rochette v Chiudinelli : Rochette was as bitchy as yesterday – and late again : Chiudinelli waited for him for 10 minutes, and, as a revenge I guess, took a bathroom break when Rochette finally approached the net. Rochette was not a contestor from the baseline. I’ve been impressed by Chiudinelli’s overall game, very solid, good variety too, good hands at the net. Rochette received a warning for coaching, to which he became nuts, of course : he then received a warning for ball abuse, which gave a free point to Chiudinelli on a break point. Nicely done ! Chiudinelli had a team of loud supporters, which was the only sign of life from the asleep crowd, and he was glad about it in the end and went off court shirtless.
So how did he resolve it?Day 1
- Bopanna v Rochette : Bopanna had a few arguments with the unexperienced chair umpire as well. She, at some point, announced « Avantage Bopanna » when it actually was « Avantage Rochette », to which Rohan answered « You said it, that’s too late to cancel this call ». The referee was asked to come on court to resolve the problem. Ugly match in general but fun bitchy atmosphere.
No, just seen the practice session of Seppi with Cipolla, and Soeda practising on Court 1 with Ito.Nice Have you seen Gasquet yet?
Yeah, the forehand can work well, even if the swing and shot in itself is weird-looking. Backhand does not exist though.Ouanna's career is a disaster but in addition of his serve he can have a good forehand does he still get it ?
The referee explained to Bopanna that the girl was inexperienced and did not speak English very well.So how did he resolve it?
Hmm, maybe part-time; Vliegen maybe just a cheering/hitting partner then.Nice reports, thx. But I thought that Bemelmans was coached by a belgium doubles specialist, Van Houdt.
Olivetti is not that tall actually, and he has a baby face. His serve is a monster though yeah. Just saw the tie-break against Ouanna, and just the noise of the serve was impressive. It's hit super flat, and the linesman working on the service line was struggling like hell. :lol:Can you tell us somethin about Olivetti? I noticed in some twitts that he has hell good serve. What is his height? His Atp page is empty and all other pages too...