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Aykhan Mammadov
05-03-2005, 02:51 PM
Agassi lost 3:6, 4:6.

arodnadal
05-03-2005, 03:17 PM
Have they played yet

Marius_Hancu
05-03-2005, 03:20 PM
Have they played yet
no, tomorrow

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.

Men's Singles - Second round
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Albert Costa (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)

9.00 p.m.
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Marat Safin (RUS)

arodnadal
05-03-2005, 03:28 PM
That is what i thought

Vlad
05-03-2005, 03:42 PM
Agassi lost 3:6, 4:6.


Hey Aykhan, who is Gaquet?

slice bh compliment
05-03-2005, 04:55 PM
CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Albert Costa (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)
9.00 p.m.
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Marat Safin (RUS)

Man, what a line-up tomorrow!

Aykhan, care to spoil the other three matchups for us? If you nail it again, a round of Arak for all of us...and put it on the Mammadov's tab, please.

On an unrelated note: a question for all of you cunning linguists and tour insiders...
Are we to pronounce Gasquet's first name Richard or like Ree-SHARR?
My favorite was about six years ago, when RF was the world no. 1 jr., a friend of mine thought it was Ro-Zhay Feder-Ay. I guess he just wanted to put some High School French to use.
Do you guys say Babbalott or BAH-bo-LAH?

DashaandSafin
05-03-2005, 05:09 PM
Way to go Akon...im kind of Rooting for Gasquet but i want agassi as a sentimental favorite.

YEMntFtb
05-04-2005, 04:34 AM
Gasquet will win in 3. Its pronounced with a silent T, Gasqu-Ay. Its its just Richard I think.

ian mercier
05-04-2005, 05:30 AM
anyone watching this match? Agassi's up two breaks (5-1). I thought he was in trouble when he started out 0-40 on his serve. But he won that game and hasn't looked back.

Vlad
05-04-2005, 05:36 AM
Yeah, Andre won first set 6-2.. I would still put my money on Richard. I think he just lost concentration after he was about to go up 2-0 in the first set..

andre'smom
05-04-2005, 05:40 AM
Let's goooooooo my son!!!! :mrgreen:

RedGinseng
05-04-2005, 05:42 AM
Come on, Andre!!

RedGinseng
05-04-2005, 06:09 AM
I thought Agassi would lose to Gasquet but It seems like Agassi is on form. Finish it Andre!

jonas-the-ball-basher
05-04-2005, 06:12 AM
Agassi - Gasguet 6-2 6-3!!!

niku
05-04-2005, 06:13 AM
Match Agassi, 6-2, 6-3

Marius_Hancu
05-04-2005, 06:14 AM
Very impressive.

RedGinseng
05-04-2005, 06:16 AM
35 years old but still going strong

YEMntFtb
05-04-2005, 06:44 AM
ahh thats so lame Gasquet is so much cooler then agassi.

Steve F.
05-04-2005, 06:50 AM
Oof, that was quick. Looks like RG never recovered after blowing the first three break chances he had. Love to hear from anyone who saw the match; from the score and time, looks like AA just rolled, no contest. Too bad, both these guys could've used a real match.

gugafanatic
05-04-2005, 07:14 AM
Agassi and Rodddick showing that the Americans could be a force on the dirt.

junglepd
05-04-2005, 07:21 AM
The match has been over for about an hour and there are no Gasquet lovers offering up their excuses as to why RG lost to the A-Train. Just waiting for the excuses in 3..2..1...

aj_m2009
05-04-2005, 07:29 AM
He was tired from all of his matches the past couple of days....


























I'm just kidding, sorry, I had to do it lol.:lol: I have no clue why he lost but by the score it looked rather easy for Andre.

GRANITECHIEF
05-04-2005, 07:43 AM
Andre was taking the ball early and hitting it clean. They were trading backhand crosscourts and Gasquet realized he wasn't really hurting Andre but he was getting hurt in those rallies. He started trying to go down the line, the lower percentage shot, which is exactly what AA wanted to see. He made a few, but Andre ripped running forehand cross courts to the weaker RG forehand, and scored off it many times.

I just looked like Andre rushed Richard enough to really bother him.

Marius_Hancu
05-04-2005, 08:18 AM
Andre was taking the ball early and hitting it clean. They were trading backhand crosscourts and Gasquet realized he wasn't really hurting Andre but he was getting hurt in those rallies.

That's significant.

arodnadal
05-04-2005, 08:28 AM
way to go andre

strife726
05-04-2005, 10:43 AM
impressive, someone twice the age of RG wins. I think when Andre turned pro RG wasn't even born?? Or maybe he was just by a few months. Amazing.

splink779
05-04-2005, 10:53 AM
On an unrelated note: a question for all of you cunning linguists and tour insiders...
Are we to pronounce Gasquet's first name Richard or like Ree-SHARR?
My favorite was about six years ago, when RF was the world no. 1 jr., a friend of mine thought it was Ro-Zhay Feder-Ay. I guess he just wanted to put some High School French to use.
Do you guys say Babbalott or BAH-bo-LAH?

It is Ree-shard Gas-***, and I'm pretty sure its Bah-bo-lah. It's only courteous to say things with foreign origin the way the were originally meant to be said and not butcher it with an American accent.

Fatmike
05-04-2005, 11:33 AM
It is Ree-shard Gas-***, and I'm pretty sure its Bah-bo-lah. It's only courteous to say things with foreign origin the way the were originally meant to be said and not butcher it with an American accent.

don'T prononce the D at the end, it's supposed to be prononced like this:

reeshar

and gasskeah ("keah" like you would say "yeah")

I know it, french is my first language

wildbill88AA
05-04-2005, 12:30 PM
so when did gasquet become the modern day bjorn borg. whats the big deal. andre was expected to win.

GRANITECHIEF
05-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Gasquet won over a lot of fans when he beat Federer two weeks ago and got to the finals of Monte Carlo. The polls indicate Richard was expected to win.

As always, i was going for Andre. Coria looming, that'll be tough.

GRANITECHIEF
05-04-2005, 12:34 PM
Oops, nix that. Lubicic looming, Andre looking for Davis Cup revenge.

Vlad
05-04-2005, 01:41 PM
I was always suspicious with the Rome results over the years. No wonder Pete won it back in 90s... I would not be surprised if Andre or Andy wins it beating good ol clay courters on the way. The problem for them however is that none of the is gonna happen in Hamburg and FO. I doubt that Andre and Andy are even gonna show up in Hamburg. I am just not convinced about this "clay courts" that they have in Rome when Roddick wins 95% of his first serve points.. Sounds more like grass to me...

VamosRafa
05-04-2005, 01:54 PM
I was always suspicious with the Rome results over the years. No wonder Pete won it back in 90s... I would not be surprised if Andre or Andy wins it beating good ol clay courters on the way. The problem for them however is that none of the is gonna happen in Hamburg and FO. I doubt that Andre and Andy are even gonna show up in Hamburg. I am just not convinced about this "clay courts" that they have in Rome when Roddick wins 95% of his first serve points.. Sounds more like grass to me...

Good points, and you may be right. But did you watch the match? I saw the end of it during the "LIVE" coverage, and am now watching the first set. Andy is being unbelievably patient in the rallies, not going for too much. Definitely playing more of a traditional "claycourt" style tennis -- except for his serve, which is cranking as usual. Also, I've read that his movement has improved, and I think that was evident today, too.

Too bad we don't get the player interviews (at least that I can tell). Would be nice to hear the players' assessment of these matches, the speed of the court, etc.