A blog by Arno on the french version of the huffingtonpost http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/arnaud-...b_1546183.html
The google translation http://translate.google.com/translat...3Fref%3Dfrance
My last Roland Garros
The passion of the game I never left, even after these past 17 years on the professional circuit .. But lately, my ranking dropped. Play on the secondary circuit has never been an issue of ego, I must still confess feeling a little tired due to the pace of life that tournaments impose, the desire to put my bags a little. Especially since I have also managed regularly very small pain due to my "advanced age", which sometimes requires me to spend more time making myself care to train on the courts.
Of course, I realize that this life is fantastic, I have an incredible opportunity to live my passion. Just today, by force of circumstances, it is time to turn this page of my life.
Roland Garros this will be my last. I will attend Wimbledon in the wake, can be a handful of other tournaments, but I will not go beyond 2012.
Roland Garros is a magnificent tournament. Each year, this is an appointment priority, I do not get bored. My only goal is to arrive well prepared. I feel pretty calm and yet very excited. I'm not going to make up the numbers, but to be as competitive as possible and above all, hope to win a game or more. Bogomolov Junior that I face in the first round is a solid player, but I have all my chances if I go out a good game.
I also intend to enjoy this last Roland Garros to enjoy once again the contact with the French public. I have experienced many great moments on this clay, and this year I plan to enjoy this unique atmosphere. This audience of experts offers a beautiful energy to the players, it pushes us to exceed our limits at all times.
For the rest, the position of captaincy of the team of France is a prospect that would excite me tremendously . Guy Forget is leaving after 14 years at the helm, a great captain who has shared his passion for generations. I am one of seven contenders to succeed him.
If I am not selected for this position, I think I would take a few months back, to ask me, get used to a quieter pace of life, and think about what I would do next.
In le parisien he talks also about DC captain and says it will be tough to find something more exciting after his career. I hope he won't be too much disappointed
It seems he has no plan for his post career only rest and think about what he could do. Maybe it will be tough for him during that period
Gachassin saiys captain could be decide during RG http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012...n-bartoli.html
A joke of Tsonga about the Alpe d'Huez biking rise
I think Jo is too big to beat Arno http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/tso...87/video.shtml