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Josselin Ouanna

I didn't see any thread for him, so if there is one already just delete this. I don't know much about him, but I saw him play doubles today with Monfils. He is ranked 500 in the world at age 21, but he played at a top 100 level today. Monfils-Ouanna beat Ljubo-Bracciali 6-2, 7-5.

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Monfils-Ouanna beat Ljubo-Bracciali 6-2, 7-5.
Well done!

His results were followed inside the former thread for Jo Tsonga, Gaël and him... But we should have made a thread for him. Maybe people thought that since Jo now had his own thread and Gaël, his forum that the left thread was his... But Marine t=didn't change its title so...

Good idea to open this thread!

PS: You're in RG?
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Well done!

His results were followed inside the former thread for Jo Tsonga, Gaël and him... But we should have made a thread for him. Maybe people thought that since Jo now had his own thread and Gaël, his forum that the left thread was his... But Marine t=didn't change its title so...

Good idea to open this thread!

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I wish, no I saw them on one of the bonus feeds from the tennis channel.

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Re: Josselin Ouanna

Congrats to Josselin, he beat Jonas Bjorkman today in the first round of the BNP Paribas Masters qualifying, 6-2, 6-2.

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Re: Josselin Ouanna

Josselin beat Gremelmayr,ATP109 and n°2 of St Brieuc challenger 6/3 6/1
I'm sure he'll enter the top200 very soon!
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Josselin beat Gremelmayr,ATP109 and n°2 of St Brieuc challenger 6/3 6/1
I'm sure he'll enter the top200 very soon!
I agree with you !

When you see that now Gremelmayr reach semi-finals in Barcelona and Estoril, it's a great performance for sure !

But this week Josselin lost against Kamke 2/6 3/6 in Tunis
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Congratulations to Josselin!
Yesterday he won his first match in Roland Garros qualifications and today he reached the 3rd round by beating Alberto Martin
Really hope he'll qualify, good luck to him!
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It was a nice fight indeed against Martin (2-6, 6-3, 7-5), I hope he qualifies and plays on a showcourt, I've never seen him play!

There was an article about him in L'Equipe yesterday:
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Moi, Josselin Ouanna
Sans cesse comparé à Monfils et Tsonga, le Tourangeau aimerait qu’on le laisse faire sa route.
IL Y AVAIT deux façons d’attaquer la conversation hier avec Josselin Ouanna. La façon sympa : « Alors, ce 6-1, 6-0, en trente-huit minutes, pas trop dur ? Et ce Russe, ce Mikhaïl Elgin, vous croyez qu’il s’en remettra ? » Bref, bonne ambiance garantie. L’autre façon était moins diplomatique. Elle reposait sur un principe assez simple : lui poser pour la millième fois la fameuse « question Ouanna », c’est-à-dire : « Josselin, vous êtes de la génération Tsonga-Monfils, vous aviez d’ailleurs perdu contre Gaël en finale de l’Open d’Australie juniors en 2004. Eux ont percé et pas vous. Dites voir, c’est pour quand votre tour ? » D’abord la sympa : « Je n’avais jamais gagné un match aussi vite, nous assura Ouanna. Il ne s’est pas battu des masses, en fait. Il a donné, j’ai pris. » Inutile de lui expliquer qu’aujourd’hui le briscard espagnol Alberto Martin, huitième finaliste à Roland-Garros il y a deux ans, ne sera sans doute pas aussi docile. Il sait. Comme il devait savoir qu’à un moment on en arriverait à parler de Tsonga, Monfils et lui. Ouanna a vingt-deux ans, il est 227e mondial et n’a toujours pas disputé ne seraitce qu’un match sur le circuit principal.
L’homme qui craque de partout
Pourquoi ? « Vous savez ce que me dit parfois un de mes coaches, Jérôme Potier ? Il me dit que, si j’étais un peu moins con, je serais au niveau de Gaël ou de Jo. » Que vient faire la connerie là-dedans ? « Jérôme veut dire que, sur le terrain, j’ai eu parfois la mauvaise attitude. Je me suis longtemps demandé si j’avais ma place et, dès que je devais affronter un mec bien mieux classé que moi, je m’en faisais toute une montagne. Je n’ai pas l’assurance de Jo et jamais je n’aurais pu percer aussi vite que Gaël. Voilà, je ne suis ni Jo, ni Gaël. Chacun son parcours. En fait, cette question me gonfle à la longue… Si mon tour vient dans deux ou trois ans, ça ne me dérangera pas. »
Il viendra plus facilement si Ouanna arrête d’être l’homme crac-crac, l’homme qui craque de partout. Dans une zone assez circonscrite qui s’étend sur quarante centimètres, de la hanche à la cuisse, Josselin Ouanna c’est, en trois ans, « treize ou quatorze déchirures des adducteurs, trois ou quatre du psoas et six ou sept des ischio-jambiers ». Qui dit pire ? En le croisant dans la rue, vous penseriez exactement le contraire. Car le jeune homme est balèze, plutôt Tsonga que Sim. « Mais il a des muscles très longs et une forte fragilité dans toutes les insertions musculaires autour du bassin », informe Laurent Raymond, un autre de ses entraîneurs à la fédération. Donc, première mesure non négociable : on lui a demandé d’arrêter la musculation du bas du corps. Et, depuis un an, les coutures tiennent. « Je n’ai plus que des petits bobos normaux et je revis. Franchement, j’ai pensé à arrêter quand j’étais pris dans les blessures (sur son activité, on note onze fois l’abréviation “RET”, comme retired, traduisez abandon, entre octobre 2004 et octobre 2006). Mais j’aime trop ce jeu et l’exemple de Jo m’a fait énormément de bien. Il s’est accroché malgré sa hernie discale et on sait où il est arrivé. »
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He beat Elgin in 38 minutes only in the 1st round!
He's a bit fed up people always compare him with Jo and Gaël, but the question is inevitable. He's 22 years old, lost in the AO Juniors final to Monfils in 2004, is now #227 and hasn't played one single match on the main tour yet. Why?
Potier, his coach, tells him that if he wasn't such an idiot, he would be at the same level as them. "He means that I sometimes have the wrong attitude on the court. I've wondered for a long time if I really belonged there and as soon as I had to play a better-ranked guy, I was blowing it out of proportion. I don't have the self-confidence of Jo and I could never have broken through as fast as Gaël did. I'm neither Jo nor Gaël. To each his own. The question is getting boring... If my turn comes in 2 or 3 years only, it's fine for me."
His turn will come if he stops getting injured all the time. In 3 years, he had "13 or 14 tears of the adductors, 3 or 4 of the psoas and 6 or 7 of the harmstring muscles". He rather looks like a "strapping fellow" at first (more Tsonga style), but he has very long muscles and a very weak area around the pelvis. So he was told one year ago to stop any work-out of the lower body. And so far, it works. "I've only had the usual small injuries lately and I'm feeling like a new man. I really was considering a retirement when I was getting injured all the time (he retired 11 times in matches between Oct. 2004 and Oct. 2006). But I like the game too much and Jo's story did me so good. He hung on despite of his hernia and you know what he has achieved since then."

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Re: Josselin Ouanna

He's lucky loser He replaces Fognini . First GS.

He plays tomorrow at 11:00 on court 2 against Del Porto
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A little report on him at "tennis club"
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5k...ouana-44_sport
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He won his first ever Challenger today in Rennes, and makes the top 200 for the first time

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A very nice article about Joss in L'Equipe today.

Potier (his coach): "Joss used to be very tall and stupid. Now he's still very tall, but he's clever."
1,92 m, 90 kg, his stiff attitude on the court and his haircut remind of Blake. Very good technique, his one-handed BH has "become a weapon", a "huge" FH and a 200 km/h serve. An allrounder. Which also is his problem, he has all the shots and it's not always easy to pick the right one then.
People said he was more talented than Gaël when they were young (everybody is more talented than Gaël!) and it was tough for him to see his buddies Jo and Gaël rise in the ranking. That frustration and the many injuries explain he hasn't done much yet. But it might be the right time for him according to Potier. Very cool guy, well-mannered, a nice lad.
Potier put the emphasis on the body building, which helped his game a lot. And it also helped his career since that's how he got the WC for Lyon - Moretton was in the gym of RG some time ago while Joss was there and he found him so nice that he decided to give him a WC this year.
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I also like how Jo and Gilles talk about him.
Jo: Joss is a "big teddy bear" - he takes the accent of the "Antilles": "cool down, cool down, we've got plenty of time" -, never gets worked up, likes having a nap. Like Jo. Always friendly, a nice guy, quite a good sense of humour too. He's talented, his FH is a "bomb". Can do a lot of things on the court and vary the game nicely. "I'm not surprised to see him there, I was rather wondering what he was waiting for! I guess he realizes now it's not the Everest either. Maybe this tournament will get something nice going."

Gilles: very happy that he's finally breaking through since Joss plays very well and deserves it. Rather an attacking player, very good serve and able to follow his serve at the net since the return often is too short. "We often practice together, everytime I take a look at his results the next week then and I don't understand how he lost against the number #600 or #400. It shows tennis is mainly a mental thing. He needs to be confident to play well. I think he had put up a few barriers in his mind and he's removing them one by one. To each his own path."

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Josse is replacing Mahut at the $$Masters France$$ according to l'Equipe (he should have been the first substitute anyway instead of Llodra), it starts tomorrow, he's in the group of G. Simon, J. Benneteau and M. Gicquel.
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defeats Montcourt in Rotterdam quali, vs. Clement for the main draw
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