A tough score for a match against an unknow player ranked 105 th !!!
"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".
Arguably the biggest victory of Sebastien Grosjean's nine ATP seasons was his four-set win over Andre Agassi in the 2001 quarterfinals at Roland Garros, the only time they have met on clay. He also beat Agassi that year in the Masters Cup round robin in Sydney, Australia.
But, otherwise, Agassi is 4-0, including an opening-round win at the U.S. Open in 1998, Grosjean's first full year on the ATP Tour. Still, the Frenchman is looking forward to today's quarterfinal for a number of reasons.
"It's always good to play against him," Grosjean said. "He's a special player and you never know if it's the last time you will play him. It's always great memories against Agassi. The guy has won everything and he's still No. 10 in the world. He prepares for every tournament because he doesn't play that many. When he comes, it's because he wants to play and he'll play his best."
Of course, Grosjean said that before Agassi committed 53 errors and went three sets against Alex Calatrava.
Grosjean, the sixth seed, had his own problems with Oscar Hernandez, but at least it enabled him to get in some extra work. This is his first event on clay this spring and, he said, "This was the first time I've played a really good clay-court player since last year, so it's not easy. I had to get to the pace, the topspin. I was in trouble at the start of the third set, but I came back and won six games in a row. That's good."