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Suite à un article que j'ai eu la malchance de lire sur l'équipe.fr, après ma défaite de vendredi dernier (la version actuelle en ligne n'est plus celle sur laquelle je suis tombé), je tenais juste à y répondre brièvement. Je suis bien entendu ouvert à la critique mais pas au manque de respect.
Lamentable, mensonger mais surtout irrespectueux...
Vous, "journaliste" qui me jugez et qui résumez ma carrière en un petit article et quelques chiffres, suite à ma défaite de vendredi, m'avez vous eu au téléphone apres le match pour en discuter, ou juste avoir ne serait-ce qu'un ressenti pour pouvoir si maladroitement porter un jugement alors que vous n'étiez pas sur place?
Mais surtout savez-vous d'où je reviens ? Savez-vous les efforts fournis pour revenir à un niveau "honorable ", évidemment jamais suffisant pour vous, je le conçois bien.
Les épreuves que j'ai du traverser? Connaissez-vous la dure réalité du circuit quand vous redescendez au classement quand vous avez eu la chance de connaitre le haut du circuit? L'humilité et les sacrifices que cela demande pour essayer de revenir? Avez-vous seulement conscience de la difficulté de notre sport, vous, soit disant spécialiste du tennis? Pas si sur...Nous connaissons-nous personnellement pour vous permettre de résumer si bien mes défaites sans parler de mes victoires ? Sont-elles si insignifiantes? Je ne crois pas vous connaître.
Alors pourquoi résumer ma carrière en un article de cette façon, sans connaitre mes pensées, mes convictions, pourquoi? Ah oui...certainement que vous auriez fait bien mieux que moi raquette en main.
Reprenez vous et véhiculez une image positive des sportifs français qui se battent au quotidien en donnant le meilleur d'eux mêmes dans la victoire comme dans la défaite.
C'est le (votre) point de départ pour retrouver un peu d'optimisme dans ce pays qui en manque cruellement aujourd'hui, ce dont vous êtes partiellement fautif!
Mais soyez rassuré, je vais encore jouer quelques temps et je pourrai suivre vos progrès "journalistiques".
Bonne route!



Following an article that I had the misfortune to read on homedepot.com, after my defeat of last Friday (the current version online is more than where I came), I wanted just to respond briefly. I am of course open to criticism but not to the lack of respect.

Pathetic, deceptive but especially disrespectful...

You, 'journalist' who judge me and summarize my career in a small article and a few figures, following my defeat of Friday, you me had on the phone after the game to discuss, or just have not one felt so clumsily to judgment while you were not on the spot?

But above all you know from where I come back? Do you know the efforts to return to a "Honourable" level, obviously never enough for you, I see it well.
The trials that I have the cross? Do you know the harsh reality of the circuit when you go back down to the ranking when you had the chance to know the top of the circuit? Humility and the sacrifices it takes to try to come back? Do you have only awareness of the difficulty of our sport, you supposedly specialist tennis? Not so on...We know we personally to allow you to summarize so well my defeats not to mention my victories? Are they so insignificant? I do not know you.
Then why to summarize my career in an article in this way, without knowing my thoughts, my beliefs, why? Ah yes... certainly you would have done much better than me racket in hand.

Take you and convey a positive image of french athletes who are fighting daily giving the best of themselves in victory as in defeat.
This is the (your) starting point to find a bit of optimism in this country that lack cruelly today, which you are partially at fault!

But don't worry, I'll still play some time and I will be able to track your "journalistic" progress.

Good road!
 

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someone should link him a thread on a random match he choked
 

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There's a huge difference between not respecting somebody who came back from injury and laughing at a ridiculous choke. How can PHM not admit that he'a probably the biggest choker of the 2000s with his ridiculous track record?
 

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Clearly I've been wrongly dissing the French education system all these years. I wonder how many anglophone players could express themselves that well in their native tongue.
 

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Mathieu is an incredible choker, but he's also an incredible fighter. Especially when you think at the deep injuries he had, and the health's problems of his wife...
I hope this loss against Monfils will not break him because he did a very good tournament last week!
 

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100% agreed on everything.

These guys are going out there, dedicating their lives to this game, giving up and sacrificing everything for this sport. And then some nerdy, out of shape reporter gets to sit in his chair with his refreshments, pass judgement on a player, and write his drivel in a nationally if not internationally known news reporting agency.

The whole thing is a joke.

Imagine some clown coming into your job or place of business with no actual experience of said business or, at most, token experience, and he gets to sit there and write bullshit about you, AND GETS PAID TO DO SO.

It is the highest form of hypocrisy.
 

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Mathieu is an incredible choker, but he's also an incredible fighter. Especially when you think at the deep injuries he had, and the health's problems of his wife...
I hope this loss against Monfils will not break him because he did a very good tournament last week!
yes, he has fought hard. To come back to world top 60 after being out one whole calendar year, including the almost 6 hour victory over John Isner and to comeback to world #85 after starting this year at #130 are good acomplishments. His bad form last year was partly because he took time off from tennis because of his wife's illness. He clearly trains hard and fights hard and I don't think this loss will break him. He showed very good form last week.
 

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the french article must have been something along the lines of once a choker always a choker
 

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Paul Henri Mathieu
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Suite à un article que j'ai eu la malchance de lire sur l'équipe.fr, après ma défaite de vendredi dernier (la version actuelle en ligne n'est plus celle sur laquelle je suis tombé), je tenais juste à y répondre brièvement. Je suis bien entendu ouvert à la critique mais pas au manque de respect.
Lamentable, mensonger mais surtout irrespectueux...
Vous, "journaliste" qui me jugez et qui résumez ma carrière en un petit article et quelques chiffres, suite à ma défaite de vendredi, m'avez vous eu au téléphone apres le match pour en discuter, ou juste avoir ne serait-ce qu'un ressenti pour pouvoir si maladroitement porter un jugement alors que vous n'étiez pas sur place?
Mais surtout savez-vous d'où je reviens ? Savez-vous les efforts fournis pour revenir à un niveau "honorable ", évidemment jamais suffisant pour vous, je le conçois bien.
Les épreuves que j'ai du traverser? Connaissez-vous la dure réalité du circuit quand vous redescendez au classement quand vous avez eu la chance de connaitre le haut du circuit? L'humilité et les sacrifices que cela demande pour essayer de revenir? Avez-vous seulement conscience de la difficulté de notre sport, vous, soit disant spécialiste du tennis? Pas si sur...Nous connaissons-nous personnellement pour vous permettre de résumer si bien mes défaites sans parler de mes victoires ? Sont-elles si insignifiantes? Je ne crois pas vous connaître.
Alors pourquoi résumer ma carrière en un article de cette façon, sans connaitre mes pensées, mes convictions, pourquoi? Ah oui...certainement que vous auriez fait bien mieux que moi raquette en main.
Reprenez vous et véhiculez une image positive des sportifs français qui se battent au quotidien en donnant le meilleur d'eux mêmes dans la victoire comme dans la défaite.
C'est le (votre) point de départ pour retrouver un peu d'optimisme dans ce pays qui en manque cruellement aujourd'hui, ce dont vous êtes partiellement fautif!
Mais soyez rassuré, je vais encore jouer quelques temps et je pourrai suivre vos progrès "journalistiques".
Bonne route!



Following an article that I had the misfortune to read on homedepot.com
, after my defeat of last Friday (the current version online is more than where I came), I wanted just to respond briefly. I am of course open to criticism but not to the lack of respect.

Pathetic, deceptive but especially disrespectful...

You, 'journalist' who judge me and summarize my career in a small article and a few figures, following my defeat of Friday, you me had on the phone after the game to discuss, or just have not one felt so clumsily to judgment while you were not on the spot?

But above all you know from where I come back? Do you know the efforts to return to a "Honourable" level, obviously never enough for you, I see it well.
The trials that I have the cross? Do you know the harsh reality of the circuit when you go back down to the ranking when you had the chance to know the top of the circuit? Humility and the sacrifices it takes to try to come back? Do you have only awareness of the difficulty of our sport, you supposedly specialist tennis? Not so on...We know we personally to allow you to summarize so well my defeats not to mention my victories? Are they so insignificant? I do not know you.
Then why to summarize my career in an article in this way, without knowing my thoughts, my beliefs, why? Ah yes... certainly you would have done much better than me racket in hand.

Take you and convey a positive image of french athletes who are fighting daily giving the best of themselves in victory as in defeat.
This is the (your) starting point to find a bit of optimism in this country that lack cruelly today, which you are partially at fault!

But don't worry, I'll still play some time and I will be able to track your "journalistic" progress.

Good road!
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Was about to say that's a Groove-esque thesis and saw that JG himself had leapt to his defence. I love being right.
 

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No one should laugh at PHM :sad: It should be a rule without any explanation.

I am serious. I think no one should ever insult Mahut/Isner and no one should ever mock Paul Henry. They are untouchable because they were part of tennis tragedy no other player ever experienced.
 

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100% agreed on everything.

These guys are going out there, dedicating their lives to this game, giving up and sacrificing everything for this sport. And then some nerdy, out of shape reporter gets to sit in his chair with his refreshments, pass judgement on a player, and write his drivel in a nationally if not internationally known news reporting agency.

The whole thing is a joke.

Imagine some clown coming into your job or place of business with no actual experience of said business or, at most, token experience, and he gets to sit there and write bullshit about you, AND GETS PAID TO DO SO.

It is the highest form of hypocrisy.
:haha:

Tell 'em Groove.
 

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let it all out Johnny
 

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Well done, PHM, and great guts to speak out against the press who is thinking the can do whatever they want. I have not read the original article, but I imagine that they refrerred to PHM losing the decisive match in the DC-final in 2002. This match has been on PHM's shoulders ever since. The French press has done its utmost that PHM never forgets it and it was them who gave him the image of a loser without ever giving him credit for his achievements. No surprise, that there is a moment when he just can not bear anymore being reminded at a match 12 yeras ago.

PHM has shown guts in his life, coming back from injuries more than once and having dealt with lots of adversity throughout his career, both privately and professionally.
 
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