Doha- Davydenko vs Gasquet

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  1. SLD76

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    he had just lost the second set after being up a break and was visibly frustrated during that service game before the MTO.

    totally pulled a nadal.
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  2. Doublebounce

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    Total choke by Davydenko. Hoepfully he can recover from this loss and have a good run at Syndey and Melbourne.
     
  3. TheF1Bob

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    This will be only thing Gasquet wins all year unless he enters the challengers.
     
  4. Gonzo_style

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    How the hell Davy didn't win in straight sets?
     
  5. SLD76

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    chokydenko.
     
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    That was really unexpected, in the past Davy has played great in the finals...:(
     
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    Hmm after beating Daveed pretty decisively I expected a lot out of Davy. I guess he really did choke.
     
  8. heninfan99

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    No. Davy tweaked his hip or leg and Gasquet came up with some smart tactics in the 2nd half of the match. Wasn't a choke or yips on the serve.

     
  9. tacou

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    I would not call this a choke at all..Davy didn't even serve for match or anything--though he did have a chance at a double break in the second.

    Still, he was up a set and a break against the world #10. Once Gasquet got the break in the third Davy kind of lost steam, but until then it was a competitive and entertaining contest all the way
     
  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    great way to start the season for richie ! :)
    and nice to see davydenko in a final again...
     
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    Finally revenge for 1812! :p
     
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    Go on my son!

    Very pleased with this result.
     
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    Wow. I left in the middle of the 2nd set, thinking it was a done deal. I'm almost shocked by the result, even though I know Davy is prone to choking. Great win for Richie. :)
     
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    You guys, Kolya had an actual injury. You know - one of those things that can stop you from playing? Give him a break.
     
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    Wow happy for Gasquet! I have to admit I didn't see that win coming!
     
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    An actual injury? You mean like the ones Nadal doesn't really have. Oh yes.
     
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  18. Relinquis

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    that was a fun match. Great to see Davydenko in good form again. I hope he can stay healthy. He's great to watch. I don't know if it was his fitness or mental focus but his level dropped a bit after missing the break points in the 2nd set.

    Gasquet showed that he is mentally tough imo. I liked the bit of serve and volley he did to break the rhythm. awesome variety from the backhand throughout the match, but what was wrong with his forehand?
     
  19. The Bawss

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    Wow Gasquet I can't believe he won! I was rooting for him but only in the same way I root for Roger against Rafa (i.e without great expectations).

    I called it last year by the way: Gasquet is about to break through.
     
  20. Carlo Giovanni Colussi

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    Why so many persons around the world make so stupid statements by denigrating sportswoman and sportsmen ?

    Your comment is not only ridiculous but already wrong
    since last February, the 9th, given that Richard won his second tournament on the main circuit, l'Open Sud de France (which could be roughly translated as "the South of France Open Championships") held at Montpellier in ... the South of France. This event was an ATP World Tour 250 tournament and not a challenger.

    An information : the first "South of France Champs" were held in 1898 at Nice (and not Montpellier, with two "l", as nowadays) and were at the time an equivalent of a Slam tourney because it was then the world greatest clay court tournament but the tournament steadily lost its prestige and disappeared in the mid-XXth century.

    To come back to Gasquet it is clear that he is not a very great champion but he has been twice a world Top10 player
    (I say twice because the only true rankings are the annual year-end rankings and Gasquet was #8 in 2007 (and not #7 because he reached this position only in mid-year (July 9) but did not maintain it on Dec. 31) and #10 in 2012).
    He reached a Slam tourney semifinal in 2007 at Wimby. He qualified for the Masters Cup that same year. He has reached 3 "Masters 1000" finals (German Chps in 2005, Canadian Chps in 2006 & 2012). So it isn't as bad as you suggest. Yes he never got beyond the round of 16 in any Slam tournament but Wimby 2007 but he reached this round 15 times which in fact few players did achieve.

    So Gasquet is not a Federer or a Djokovic, he is not even a Ferrer or a Berdych but he is a good player even though he didn't fulfil the expectations born in 1995 when a French magazine called "Tennis Magazine" put him on a cover at the age of 9
    (if I remember well happily enough his young face was hidden).
     
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