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New diary (Tulasne)

Thierry, quelles sont les nouvelles de Sébastien depuis son élimination au 1er tour de l’US Open ?
- Sébastien était très déçu après sa défaite. Il a eu mal au coude tout au long de la rencontre, ce qui l’a empêché de servir à 100%. Aujourd’hui, Sébastien est chez lui, en famille. Il se repose tranquillement. La reprise de l’entraînement physique est prévu pour le milieu de la semaine. Bien évidemment, il ne va pas toucher à la raquette pour le moment. Suivant l’évolution de son coude, je souhaite qu’il reprenne la compétition le plus tôt possible.

As-tu prévu de le rejoindre à Boca Raton ?
- Non, il va venir en Europe pour préparer les tournois en salle. Mais il se peut qu’il joue à Tokyo avant Lyon.

Tokyo, un tournoi que ne souhaite pas disputer Sébastien…
- Ca ne lui fait pas trop plaisir de partir en Asie mais comme il a perdu très tôt à l’US Open, ça ferait un peu long s’il arrivait à Lyon sans avoir disputé le moindre match. En ce qui concerne la suite de son programme, il enchaînera avec Madrid, St-Pétersbourg et Bercy.
Il se rendra sur ces tournois avec l’espoir de se qualifier pour le Masters, même si c’est très mal engagé avec son élimination prématurée à l’US Open.
Il n’a pas le choix, il doit réussir une superbe fin de saison, comme il l’a pu le faire ces deux dernières années. L’idéal serait qu’il gagne un des deux derniers Masters Series (Madrid et Bercy). [Bercy if possible ! ]

Et tu y crois, malgré ce coude qui l’embête maintenant depuis un mois ?
- Je suis persuadé qu’il aurait réussi un grand US Open si son coude l’avait laissé tranquille. Il jouait vachement bien dès le début de la tournée, il était très en confiance après Wimbledon. C’est pour ça que j’y crois. Dès que le physique le laisse tranquille, il joue super bien.

Avant l’US Open, Sébastien a déclaré qu’il pourrait faire l’impasse sur la Coupe Davis 2004. En as-tu discuté avec lui ?
- Il donnera sa décision après Bercy, une fois qu’on aura mis en place son calendrier 2004. De mon côté, j’arrive à comprendre sa position. Je pense qu’il a une certaine lassitude par rapport à la Coupe Davis puisqu’il a joué trois finales et gagné un saladier d’argent. Ca fait maintenant deux ans qu’il est gêné par les blessures et en faisant l’impasse sur la Coupe Davis, il se préservera pour effectuer une saison complète. Il a en plus une grosse envie de vivre les JO d’Athènes. Il est difficile pour moi d’en parler parce que la Coupe Davis est pour moi aussi importante que les Grands Chelems. Je suis un peu partagé.

Ta collaboration avec Sébastien était censée prendre fin au mois de septembre. Qu’avez-vous décidé ?
- Je peux vous l’annoncer, on repart ensemble pour une année. Aujourd’hui, on a vraiment envie de continuer à travailler ensemble. On est motivés et confiants pour l’avenir.

As-tu commencé à réfléchir à la saison prochaine pour éviter à Sébastien de connaître de nouveaux problèmes physiques ?
- La programmation doit être la plus intelligente possible, avec des périodes de récupération et d’entraînement entre les tournois. Ensuite, la période foncière va être très longue à la fin de la saison. Comme il n’y aura pas la Coupe Davis, on va en profiter pour bosser pendant deux mois. Physiquement, il est très important de se renforcer avant d’attaquer la saison. Et éventuellement, il se peut que Sébastien voyage avec un ostéopathe pour qu’il l’aide au quotidien.

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Re: New diary (Tulasne)

thanks marine for posting his diary!

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Il n’a pas le choix, il doit réussir une superbe fin de saison, comme il l’a pu le faire ces deux dernières années. L’idéal serait qu’il gagne un des deux derniers Masters Series (Madrid et Bercy).
hmmm a bit ambitious that is. *sigh* well it's true that he's had two really good end of years the last two years so hopefully it wont be different this year....especially with DC out of the way...

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Can someone translate Grosjean's diary into English or give this girl a basic run down of what he said? Thank you so much.
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Esther, did u notice it...SEb will be in Europe (so in Paris probably), to prepar the masters series...maybe he'll be here end september...

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Kathy,this one isnt actually Seb's diary.it's a diary wrote from his coach Tulasne.are u interested in it anyway?

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havent done a translation here for ages!! i feel important again lol no i'm kidding:
here u go kathy--

Thierry, do you have any news on Seb since his first round US Open loss?
Seb was really disappointed after the defeat. His elbow was hurting throughout the whole match, which prevented him serving at 100%. Seb is back home today and is spending time with his family. He’s resting. We will probably start physical training in the middle of the week. Hopefully his elbow is getting better and we can get back to competition as early as possible

Are you going to join him in Boca Raton?
No he’s coming to Europe to prepare for the tournaments here. But he has to play in Tokyo before Lyon.

Sebastien doesn’t want to play in Tokyo does he?
He doesn’t want to play in Asia but because he lost so early in the US, it’s too long for him to wait until Lyon without playing a single match. So, yeah, after that he’ll play Madrid, St-Petersburg (defending champ) and Bercy.

He will play these tournaments in hope that he can qualify for the Masters Cup, even though he lost early in USO. He doesn’t have the choice, he’s got to have a really good end of the season, like he’s had these previous two years. It’d be good if he could win one of the two remaining Masters Series tournaments (Madrid and Bercy).

And you think this is possible even with his problem with his elbow?
I thought he would have had a really good US Open, despite his problem with his elbow. He played really well leading up to the tournament, he was really confident after Wimbledon. So that’s why I think it’s possible. When he’s in form and is free of physical problems, he can play really, really well.

Before US Open, Sebasiten said that he may not play DC next year. Have you discussed this with him?
He will make his decision after Bercy, once he’s organized what else he will play next year. From my point of view, I understand his situation. I think Davis Cup can really interfere with the rest of your program and can fatigue you, he’s played 3 finals and only won a bit of money (un saladier d’argent?) from it. For the past two years, he’s had these injuries following Davis Cup he’s had to deal with for the whole year. He really wants to play the Olympics next year. It’s hard for me to talk about Davis Cup because for me, it’s as important as the grand slams. I’m a bit undecided.

Your collaboration with Sebastien was supposed to end in September. What have you decided?
I can tell you now, we are going to work together for another year. Today, we really thought we would continue to work well together. We’re motivated and confident for the future.


Have you began thinking about next year and what you can do to avoid injury problems?
The schedule has to be as smart as possible, with enough time taken out for rest and training between tournaments. So he’ll be ready for the important time at the end of the season. If he doesn’t play DC, we’ll be able to work for those two months (in between the seasons). Physically, it’s important to reinforce everything before you start your campaign at the start of the year. And eventually, he’ll be able to travel with an physio (ostéopathe? ) to help him.

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Thank you Lindsayfan and Esther for keeping me in mind and letting me know what is going on. I appriciate your translating anything so I can know what is going on. Thanks again!
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Wow Esther, that was above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks!

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hehe youre welcome...it's my pleasure to translate nething for ya

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How come your french be so good?? French is a difficult language for every oither country and I HEARD (!!) especcialy 4 english people.. Do u use a dictionary??
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lol no i did that interview without using a dictionary but sometimes i do use one for a few things and then sometimes i still dont understand so i ask a french friend...but yeah i've been learning french for nearly 4 years so i should be able to understand that much neway

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