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all US players are out from French Open...

will Dre play in French open?



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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

why not?
He'll be there soon.
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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

Of course he will play!!!
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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

i mean- will he "really" play,
or will loose again to noname player in the first round
as he did last year and this month in Germany...
and he shoudn't loose to coria too...

how many presents he will give to such weak players???
they think that they are strong, they could win vs. Andre...
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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

Andre played well in Rome. I think he tanked in Hamburg, though.

He will have a good run at the FO. Let's just hope he doesn't run into the likes of Coria and Ferrero too early.



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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

he will play good, that court is fast and if the weather is okay he will kick ass!
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Re: Next up will be the French Open in two wks...

that's oficcial site:French Open 2005

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/index.html

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Hamburg: Coria's loss to Federer fixes Top 8 Roland Garros Seeds (Exclusive)
Maybe it's the roof. Roger Federer likes playing indoors. Sure, Hamburg is on clay, but it's clay they can cover up (though there was no need on this bright and sunny day). Just the thought of a roof seems to be rendering Federer invincible. Or maybe it's the fact that he's won the event twice. Or just the fact that he'd beaten Guillermo Coria in the final here last year.

Coria started strong in both sets of his quarterfinal against Federer; the #1 seed made some errors to start the match, and that gave Coria an early break -- only to take it back. The second was affected a bit by some goofiness in the stands, allowing Coria to go up a break to 4-3, then 5-4 and serving for the set. And Federer broke back, and they ended up in a tiebreak -- where Federer went down a minibreak, and then won six of the last seven points. 6-4 7-6.

And that meant that the top eight men's seeds are set for Roland Garros.
Federer will be #1, of course. Lleyton Hewitt is #2 if he can play, followed by Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, defending champion Gaston Gaudio, Andre Agassi (7?), Tim Henman, and last year's finalist Coria, who will be stuck at #9 unless someone withdraws.

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With the start of the French Open six days away...
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Andre has arrived !!!

News in brief (II)
By Benjamin Waldbaum
Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The "big boys" hit town (both my boys... )
Some of the best players in the world set foot on the clay of Roland-Garros on Tuesday, and they wasted no time in getting down to work. The American Andre Agassi, who arrived in Paris on Sunday, trained with the Argentine David Nalbandian.


Among the other stars, world number 1 Roger Federer tried to get a feel for the Philippe-Chatrier court, accompanied by his coach Tony Roche. World no. 3 Andy Roddick, meanwhile, put himself through his paces on the Suzanne-Lenglen court, while Russia's Marat Safin fitted in two training sessions on court no. 1, the second against France's Jean-René Lisnard.
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Re: Next up will be the French Open in one wk...

first pic from Paris 2005..
first always is not so good...





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Re: Next up will be the French Open in one wk...

not good article...

American men face uphill battle
By Pritha Sarkar | May 17, 2005

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The American men of the tennis circuit have forgotten how to smile.

"Losing sucks. There is no way around it," world number three Andy Roddick grumbled after suffering his latest defeat at last week's Hamburg Masters.

Roddick's frustration at failing to win a match in the north German city was laid bare for all to see and he was also irritated by the realization that he had been denied some much-needed practice ahead of next week's French Open.

For more than a decade, the all-American smile was a trademark on finals' day at the grand slams as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Michael Chang won one major title after another.

From 1989 onwards, the quartet chalked up 27 titles between them and ensured that the United States won at least one slam a season.

When Roddick captured the 2003 U.S. Open crown it appeared the changing of the guard had taken place as scripted.

U.S. DROUGHT

The American juggernaut came to a shuddering halt in 2004, however, as, for the first time in 15 years, the men went home empty-handed from all four grand slam tournaments.

After failing to break the barren run in January's Australian Open, Agassi and Roddick will arrive in Paris on the back of a five-slam U.S. drought.

With both the top-10 players favoring hardcourts over the slow red clay, the chances are that once again it will not be an American smile that will light up the Roland Garros center court on June 5.

With age no longer on Agassi's side, the 35-year-old acknowledges that his body cannot adapt to situations as it used to.

Hence the likelihood of him surviving seven grueling matches, on a surface that can punish the fittest of contenders, appears to be minimal.

"My body doesn't respond well these days," said Agassi, who became the fifth man to win all four grand slam titles with his success in the French capital in 1999.

"It's not the same, the movements, the work that goes into the shot...everything is much more difficult."

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Re: Next up will be the French Open in one wk...

Did Andre play "le Trophée de Paris" ? (It's an exhibition tournament.)



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Re: Next up will be the French Open in one wk...

Jump over to the RG thread for Dre and wish him luck at this years RG
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