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30/01/2012 - Week 5: Montpellier- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
06/02/2012 - Week 6:
13/02/2012 - Week 7: Rotterdam- ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
20/02/2012 - Week 8: Marseille- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
27/02/2012 - Week 9: Dubai- ATP 500 (Hard)
05/03/2012 - Week 10: Indian Wells- Masters 1000 (Hard)
12/03/2012 - Week 11: Indian Wells- Masters 1000 (Hard)
19/03/2012 - Week 12: Miami- Masters 1000 (Hard)
26/03/2012 - Week 13: Miami- Masters 1000 (Hard)
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Richard on the doubles entry list for Rotterdam with Ljubicic.

Source: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=196313

I like this combination, I have seen them together in Monte Carlo last year, even if they might have no chance against a really experienced doubles, they look good together.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

That red shirt is back. :lol:
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

I feel like this match is more in Nikolai's control. Last time they played, Davydenko played one of the worst matches of his life.

Richard needs to play aggressive and attack weakness of Davydenko which is his serve.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

First two games and it is all defense from Richard.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Nice FH winner from Richard!
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Davydenko holds after saving a BP.

Gasquet *3-3
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

3-3. Terrible stuff from both so far. Richard is playing so far back, Davydenko misses easiest shots by a mile.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Gasquet takes the 1st set 6/3 :)

Richard has won 16/18 points on 1st serve and has hit 6 aces! :yeah:
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Couple nice serves from Richard, couple nice passing shots in this set, but mostly it was terrible play by Davydenko. Richard takes first set 6-3.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

In earlier rounds Richard usually relies on the mistakes of the others to win, then when he plays better opponents he gets thrashed. He really needs to improve!
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Richard gets the break and leads 3-2 in the 2nd.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Nice to see Richard's father here! :yeah:
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Richard gets the break and leads 3-2 in the 2nd.
How can he get a break back, if he was never broken? I only saw the last two games, but according to the stats, Davydenko did not have a single breakpoint.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

How in the world does Richard even hit a single winner from where he stands! I only saw 2 games in the first set and the last two games of the match but could Richard play any more defensively - he's lucky Davy was missing cuz Richard was back to his play from outer space mode and Davydenko could have killed him if his shots were working.

Well a win is a win, even if disappointly defensive (unless those 4 games I saw were atypical of the match, which I doubt). Maybe he'll get more confidence to play a bit more aggressive with another match or two. He actually did play more aggressive at 3-5 when trying to break for the match but when he only does it a game or two during the match it's hard to make it work.
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

In the post match interview he said he's working on being more agressive especially with the return. In that department it was not so convincing seeing how weak was the 2nd serve of Davydenko. Well, at least he's trying to improve it.
And it was his first match indoor. So...
Good luck next round!
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

How can he get a break back, if he was never broken? I only saw the last two games, but according to the stats, Davydenko did not have a single breakpoint.
He didn't, Richard broke when it was 2-2......
 

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Re: Richard's Winter Season / US Trip 2012- Montpellier

Allez! :cool:

In the QF where he faces P.Kohlschreiber, Kohlschreiber has been in good form lately so it will be a tough match!! All the best! :yeah:
 
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