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sebastien blog!

this week, from washington, sebastion makes his blog:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current.asp
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OMG, a blog with him !!!!! It makes my week

"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".

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Ça va everyone,

I will be writing this week’s ATPtennis.com Blog. I’m looking forward to telling you guys everything about my week... hope you can enjoy reading it!

I arrived in Washington D.C. on Saturday afternoon. As some of you might know I live in Boca Raton, Florida (USA), so it was a short trip.

I chose Boca Raton as my new hometown for a few reasons. First, when I was a kid I used to travel to the United States to play junior tournaments and ended up really enjoying Florida. Second, I had and still have many friends here. Third, the weather is good thorough the year. Fourth, there are always some good players to practice with.

I currently practice at the Chris Evert Tennis Academy which soon will turn into the USTA Tennis Competition Training Center.

During the last couple days in Washington I practiced with Wesley Moodie and Arnaud Clement. This afternoon I was scheduled to practice with Andre Agassi but we had to cancel it because we both of us play first round matches tomorrow and we had already practiced once today.

Yesterday I played a Pro-Am for the Washington Tennis Education Foundation. Paradorn Srichaphan, Jean Rene Lisnard and a few other players were also there. It took us one hour and a half to get to the club because the driver couldn’t find the site.

This year I didn’t bring anyone from my family with me. My wife, two daughters and my son stayed in Boca Raton because soon classes start. They just came back from Marseille, France, where they spent the last one-month and a half. Last year I brought one of my daughters to DC. We really had a good time visiting the White House and many other attractions in this beautiful town.

Arnaud Clement, my best friend in the circuit and also my son’s godfather, will play doubles with me this week. We played doubles together a lot a couple years back and decided to play this event and the European indoor season, which starts after the US Open.

The weather is very hot and humid in D.C., which helps me to prepare for the upcoming tournaments, as both Cincinnati and New York (US Open) are very hot and humid cities.

Please log on again tomorrow afternoon, as I will do a post after my first round match.

A bientôt,

Sebastien

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Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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that is so sweet... i was waiting for that day :P
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Hello everybody,

Yesterday afternoon, after leaving the site where I did my first blog post, I went back to the hotel and then headed to the mall to do some shopping and also watch a movie.

Initially I wanted to watch Miami Vice, however when I got there it was too late so I ended up watching Superman which turned to be a pretty good movie.

The cab driver that drove me back to the hotel was from Lebanon. I started talking with him and found out that he had just been released from jail after spending one year ‘behind the bars’. To be honest, I didn’t want to know many details why did he end up in jail. I’m pretty sure he must have done something pretty bad to end up arrested.

Back in the hotel I had dinner with Arnaud Clement's brother Brunno.

This morning, after having a good breakfast at the hotel, I went to the site to warm up with Arnaud. We hit for about 45 minutes and then headed back to the hotel to rest a little bit.

During my free time I enjoy watching movies and listening to music. This afternoon I watched a clinic with Tiger Woods at the Golf Channel. I’m not a very good golfer myself, but I do enjoy watching the majors on television.

I also started watching “Meet Joe Black” but couldn’t see the entire movie as I needed to get back to the club. Maybe later tonight I can watch the end...

I don’t have any rituals before my matches. I like to go to the training room and get a good warm up before jumping on the court. As you can see in the picture, Marat Safin was at the training room with me getting ready for his match. Marat just loves to talk about cars! He must have some pretty cool cars himself!

Today I lost my first round match against Wesley Moodie. I think it was a tough first round match for me because this is my first tournament since Wimbledon. I didn’t play badly. I just need to play some matches before I can be at my best. Wesley is a tough guy to play against, especially in a first round, because he doesn’t give you much pace. I must give a lot of credit to Wesley who did play well today.

Tomorrow I play doubles with Arnaud. I will also be practicing sometime during the day to get ready for next week. I’m planning on visiting a museum as well, but I will decide which one tomorrow morning.

Thanks for reading my blog and log on again tomorrow for some more.

Sebastien


* I think he could have talked him about the situation in Lebanon but no...lol


-> As he still is in the double draw, his blog goes on.

"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".

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That prisoner thing really cracked me up. Hahaha.
Aw I love the new entry...

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Hello from very hot and humid Washington D.C.!

I have to confess that I’m a little upset at the moment… I just lost US$4 to Bruno (Arnaud’s brother) in backgammon. I like to play backgammon… but I enjoy much more when I win.

Last night, after doing one more blog post I watched the end of Arnaud’s match. Then Bruno, Arnaud and I went back to the hotel to have dinner. We had something to eat at the bar and after that played a small poker tournament with Julien Benneteau. Poker is fun… but the best part of yesterday’s game was that I won US$30!!!

This morning I woke up around 10:00am and had my usual breakfast. Then I went to the mall with Arnaud and Bruno. We were looking for some watches but I couldn’t find the one I wanted, so I ended up not buying anything.

After having lunch at the mall we went back to the hotel and then to the site to get some practice done before our doubles match. Yes, yes, yes we lost! What a great week for me!!! Went 0-2. I’m just kidding. We played really well but they played even better so congratulations for them.

Tonight we are going to have dinner at a French restaurant called Les Halle.

Last but not least (actually this is the most important thing about today's blog) is that I today is my wife’s birthday. Joyeux Anniversaire Marie-Pierre!!!

I did send some flowers to her… let’s just hope that she liked it!

Tomorrow I will do my last blog post as I will be leaving to Toronto Friday morning.

A bientôt,

Sebastien

He's lovely
I wouldn't like to play in cards and other games with him, I'm sure he's a bad loser ! lol

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Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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I want him to send me flowers! :P haah.
I can't believe tomorrow's gonna be his last one. BOO!

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Let's be happy. He lost both in single and in double, and I don't know why he's still there for a last blog.

"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".

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Yeah, atleast he's still sticking around for the last blog. I'll be sastisfied.

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Last blog of Seb.


Ça va?

I’m sad to tell everyone that this is my last blog post.

Today was an easy day for me. Since I didn’t play any matches I just had to get some practice done to be ready for Toronto.

Last night something funny happened while we (Arnaud, Bruno and I) were eating dinner. As true Frenchmen, at a French restaurant, we ordered a bottle of wine. We asked for a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon 1998. After the waiter served us we realized he had brought a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon 2003. We were shocked by the fact that the waiter didn’t even bother to let us know that they were out of Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 and gave us something else… very strange.

This morning I did some conditioning. When I am on the road, my fitness coach sends me a program that I have to follow. Today I had to do an interval running training. I basically had to run fast for a certain period of time and then slow down for 30 seconds (sometimes more). Then quick again and then slow… many times. It’s a good cardio work out. After that I also did some abs.



In the afternoon, I warmed up Arnaud, and also practiced with Paradorn Srichaphan for one hour and a half. We hit for 30 minutes from the baseline and then played a set, which I won 6-3! Allez!

After practice, a quick shower and a good massage! Arnaud played his third round match today against Hrbaty and I was there to support him as you can see in the picture (I’m the guy in an orange shirt).

After Arnaud’s match we played scribble at the player’s lounge. It was very tough because it was in English. It would be much easier if it were in French…

Now I need to go back to the hotel and pack my bags to be set for my trip tomorrow morning.

Oh, I forgot to mention that my wife loved the flowers I sent to her yesterday. Now I feel much more relaxed….

It was fun to blog on Atptennis.com this week.

Wish me luck in Toronto.

A tout,

Sebastien


Good blogs. Anyway I didn't wait crazy comments from Seb, hehe it's Seb, always shy to talk about his life.

BONNE CHANCE IN TORONTO !!!! (It won't be tough to do better...)

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A new official site on 25th september... http://www.sebastiengrosjean.fr/

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i was laughing so hard about him playing 'Scribble' with Arnaud! Can u imagine!! Maybe i'll ask him to play Scribble with me when he comes next year Sweet that he talked about his wife in the blog and not just tennis hey?

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His site has opened.

http://www.sebastiengrosjean.fr/

Nothing special. Just a new interview

Sébastien, quel a été ton programme depuis ton élimination au 2nd tour de l’US Open ?
J’ai pris quelques jours de break avant de reprendre l’entraînement. Entre temps, j’ai annoncé à Brad Stine que je souhaitais mettre fin à notre collaboration. J’ai repris l’entraînement dans l’académie de John Evert. John me donne un coup de main jusqu’à mon arrivée en France qui est prévue pour vendredi. Je joue 2h le matin et l’après-midi, je travaille le physique durant 1h30.

Tu vas disputer les tournois de Metz, Vienne, Madrid, Lyon et Bercy. Comment vas-tu t’organiser durant cette période ?
Alain Quintallet, mon préparateur physique en France, sera à mes côtés à Vienne, Madrid et Bercy. D’un point de vue tennistique, Arnaud Clement et son frère vont me donner un petit coup de main.

Qu’est-ce qui t’a poussé à te séparer de Brad Stine ?
Cela faisait deux ans qu’on travaillait ensemble. Sur la fin de notre collaboration, j’avais l’impression qu’il n’était plus autant motivé. Une petite routine s’était peut-être installée, il n’y avait plus vraiment de remise en questions. J’ai donc préféré tout arrêter avant que ça empire.

Quand annonceras-tu le nom de ton prochain entraîneur ?
J’ai prévu de faire le point après la saison indoor. L’idéal serait de trouver un entraîneur en Floride. En effectuant toutes mes préparations à Boca Raton, il est plus logique de travailler avec quelqu’un qui est sur place. Je ne veux surtout pas me précipiter. Je vais voir qui est disponible.

Que peux-tu espérer pour cette fin de saison ?
L’objectif est de trouver une certaine régularité dans mon jeu. L’année dernière, j’avais bien joué à Lyon et je n’avais pas été trop mal à Madrid. Si j’arrive à être régulier, les victoires vont s’enchaîner. La fatigue ne me fait pas peur. Jouer en indoor est moins dur physiquement. Même si je joue très bien en début de tournée, je n’ai pas envie de faire l’impasse sur un tournoi. Je compte aller jusqu’au bout de mon programme.

Ton élimination au 2e tour de l’US Open n’a pas été trop difficile à
digérer ?
J’en ai énormément voulu à l’organisation. J’ai joué 4h le mardi et dès le lendemain, ils m’ont programmé face à Becker. Je n’ai pas trouvé cela normal puisque mon adversaire et toute la partie de mon tableau avaient joué le lundi. Ce n’était pas correct. Ce genre de problème n’arrive jamais sur un tournoi du Grand Chelem. Comme on peut l’imaginer après 4h de match, j’étais assez entamé physiquement. Je n’ai pas pu défendre mes chances.

Peut-on espérer revoir avant la fin de la saison ton vrai visage ?
Je l’espère ! (Rires) En tout cas, pour me revoir dans le top 20 mondial, il me manque une ou deux grosses victoires qui pourraient me permettre de retrouver de la confiance. J’avais fait un bon début de saison mais malheureusement, je me suis blessé au dos en Coupe Davis. J’ai été handicapé durant huit semaines. A cette époque, j’étais aux alentours de la 15e place mondiale. J’ai eu après beaucoup de points à défendre sur gazon et des tirages difficiles lors des deux Masters Series en août. N’étant plus tête de série, je me retrouve très vite confronter à des joueurs comme Roger Federer. Ca n’aide pas pour gagner des matchs… Il ne me manque donc pas grand-chose pour retrouver mon meilleur niveau. En claquant un résultat, je sais que la roue peut tourner.

"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".

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I like the website, it looks great!
Seems that Seb is looking for a new start. Allez!

YOU KNOW...


C'mon GROSJEAN
Allez! Move on!
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