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Karine, j'ai l'impression que Leconte porte sur les nerfs de pas mal de gens J'aime bien quand Jo se révolte en douceur comme ça, la force tranquille, ça faisait bien "écoute, t'es gentil, mais t'as rien à foutre là" Richie a du apprécier !

Merci !

I'd like to find the song too, good rhythm and beat in it, but they probably made it especially for the show we would need to look at the credits to get the title I suppose.
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A lot of changes coming in the Team Lagardère in the next few months, there are 2 articles on RMC.fr and in L'Equipe today:
http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/78860/...eam-lagardere/
According to L'Equipe, they will keep only 4 male players (Gasquet, PHM, Llodra and Benneteau) + probably Cornetto. Hagelauer and Barbarin, the managers of the Tennis section, should leave.
It has nothing to do with the Gasquet story, it was planned anyway.

I had already noticed they had scratched a lot of players from their website indeed and kept pretty much those players only, but Mahut was still on it, I don't know if it means he has to leave too. No idea for Eysseric either, but he seemed quite appealed by the Adidas training group and the Gil Reyes thing anyway, so maybe he'll join them like Baggy did a few weeks ago?
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Changes...

BTW, Fran, I asked my lovely source about the new "old guy" you saw with Courteau. He's from Lagardere, but not Paulo's physio. So he's probably a new member of tennis management team.

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Question : est-ce que quelqu'un arrive à trouver le dernier podcast de Carrément Tennis de jeudi dernier sur l'équipe.fr svp ? Depuis qu'ils ont changé le site, je ne retrouve plus rien et leur radio plante quand même pas mal
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Excellent and funny article on yahoo :
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/23052009/...pour-tous.html




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Roland-Garros - Roland-Garros, un pour tous ?

Eurosport - sam, 23 mai 07:03:00 2009

Il suffit qu'un seul Français réussisse un parcours spectaculaire, comme Gaël Monfils en 2008, pour que Roland-Garros vibre. A quelques heures de l'édition 2009, le tennis français et ses Néo-Mousquetaires laissent perplexe. Qui va nous surprendre et écrire l'histoire du tournoi ?

ROLAND-GARROS J-1

"Mousquetaires, Mousquetaires ? Est-ce que j'ai une gueule de Mousquetaire ?" Il faut parodier Arletty (dans le film culte Hôtel du Nord) pour donner une idée de l'ambiance qui règne autour de Roland-Garros, trois jours avant le début du tournoi. Quelques jours après le fracas de l'affaire Gasquet, après une saison sur terre battue où les Français les plus attendus ont brillé par leurs contre-performances et compte-tenu de l'incertaine santé de Gaël Monfils, la perplexité est totale. Qu'est-il advenu des quatre joyeux drilles du début de saison, réunis pour les photographes et désignés par les plus nostalgiques comme les héritiers des Lacoste, Cochet, Borotra et Brugnon ? Des coups d'éclat, la Coupe Davis, puis des coups de raquette dans l'eau.

Depuis la défaite de la France face à la République tchèque (2-3), Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils et Richard Gasquet, pataugent sur le "quai des brumes". Depuis le début de la saison sur terre, il a fallu se pencher vers les tournois "secondaires" (ATP 250) de Munich et Estoril pour trouver des quarts de finalistes français : Simon et Serra au Portugal, Mathieu et Chardy en Allemagne. C'est peu quand on se souvient de l'euphorie de ce début d'année.

Les résultats de janvier laissaient en effet augurer que chaque tournoi aurait sa "perf" pour les représentants français. Tout le monde s'est empressé de ressortir la mythologie des Mousquetaires jusqu'à ce que, curieusement, la Coupe Davis ne brise la dynamique. Simon n'y est plus, Monfils blessé, Tsonga tâtonnant et Gasquet suspendu. Entre les futurs projets de la FFT et les économies drastiques du Team Lagardère, Roland-Garros tombe plutôt bien. Il est temps d'oublier les ravalements de façade et les toits manquants pour laisser place au jeu, à l'aventure du tournoi.

LE CAS RICHARD GASQUET

Gasquet, c'est un d'Artagnan moderne. Anti-héros par excellence de la légende des Néo-Mousquetaires que l'on tente à tout prix d'écrire derrière chaque perf' des meilleurs joueurs français. Celui qui fait sensation puis celui par qui le scandale arrive, il incarne le tennis d'estoc, pour le meilleur et le pire de la tradition d'Henri Leconte. Ce D'Artagnan-là ne sauve aucune reine FFT, il se cherche un destin entre une image de Rastignac version Team Lagardère, et un parcours de Frédéric Moreau écrit par Yannick Noah. Bref, pour résumer : aujourd'hui que commence Roland-Garros 2009, Gasquet, c'est de la littérature. Des articles de presse, des articles du code antidopage, et une note de l'ITF l'interdisant de se rendre à Roland-Garros car il est sous le coup d'une sanction provisoire (contrôle positif à la cocaïne). Le prochain chapitre : une audience du Biterrois devant le tribunal antidopage de la Fédération Internation avant la mi-juillet.

IL N'Y A PAS QUE LES MOUSQUETAIRES

Paul-Henri Mathieu, Jérémy Chardy, Julien Benneteau, Florent Serra, Marc Gicquel, ce sont les Français qui n'ont pas encore leur quota de superlatifs dans la presse, mais ce sont pourtant les plus réguliers derrière les stars à la Française. A Roland-Garros, ils tenteront de faire oublier le marasme actuel, ou tout simplement, de se faire une place en haut de l'affiche. Julien Benneteau défiera Jo-Wilfried Tsonga au premier tour après un tournoi de Kitzbuhel déjà bien rempli (il joue vendredi en demi-finale). Une belle occasion d'exister médiatiquement pour lui, qui a déjà atteint les quarts de finale à Roland-Garros en 2006. Mathieu devra lui fermer la porte à un joueur français moins bien classé : Laurent Recouderc, qui évolue régulièrement sur le circuit Challenger (une victoire à Rabat cette année). Il ne manque qu'une grosse perf' en Grand Chelem à Mathieu pour rejoindre les quatre stars du moment.

Fabrice Santoro, futur retraité (qui va jouer son 20e "Roland"), Arnaud Clément, Michael Llodra, Marc Gicquel et dans une moindre mesure Florent Serra (il n'a que 28 ans), c'est une vieille garde qui se porte bien, mais qui se lâche moins en Grand Chelem, dommage. Parmi les apprentis néo-mousquetaires en lice à Roland-Garros, on citera tout d'abord Jérémy Chardy, qui a tout lui dans son look de l'escrimeur romantique. Ses résultats cette année confirment son potentiel, il doit maintenant tenter de faire mieux que l'an passé et cela ne sera pas facile : il avait sorti Nalbandian et tenu tête à un excellent Almagro. Un objectif fou ? Jouer Federer en huitièmes. Ensuite, Josselin Ouanna, qui a percé à Metz fin 2008 et qui possède un tennis offensif qui devrait plaire à Paris. Dans un registre plus obscur, Nicolas Devilder veut passer un tour, l'an dernier, il avait joué Nadal au deuxième tour.

Pour Romain Jouan, Guillaume Rufin et Adrian Mannarino, le premier match sera déjà du bonus. Pour Alexandre Sidorenko, c'est une occasion magnifique de se faire un nom : lui qui est d'origine Russe, le voilà assuré de jouer sur un grand court face à un joueur qui a su porter un temps un "bouc" très 17e siècle avec classe, un joueur étonnant qui salue la parade de son adversaire en baissant son short (Cf 2004) : Marat Safin. Combien de Mousquetaires restera-t-il en seconde semaine cette année ? La tendance n'est pas à l'optimisme, mais que les amateurs d'Alexandre Dumas se rassurent, le tennis fait tout son "cinéma" pour perpétuer la vitalité de son roman Les Trois Mousquetaires et la fameuse devise : "Un pour tous, tous pour un".



translation coming because it's really too well-written not to try
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Same here for "Carrément tennis", I e-mailed them yesterday to ask where we can find the podcast, but nothing yet.

I like those articles of Eurosport too (the ones of Julien Carrasco) because they're a bit different from the rehash of old stuff we can find everywhere else, and he sometimes has nice points, I liked for example last year his article comparing Gilles and Alizé. But he is not very rigorous. Here again, the last part of the article... The description of Ouanna, and then Mannarino put away with the likes of Jouan and Rufin - I know Adrian is slumping, but still.
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Roland Garros – one for all ?

It is enough for only one Frenchman to realize a spectacularly tournament, like Gaël Monfils last year, for Roland Garros to vibrate along. But at a few hours of the beginning of the 2009 edition, French tennis and its new-musqueteers are worrying. Who will surprise us and write history ?

« Musqueteers, musqueteers ! Do I seriously look like a bloody Musqueteer to you ? » You would need to quote Arletty in the movie Hôtel du Nord to have an idea of the atmosphere reigning around Roland Garros’ grounds, three days before the beginning of the tournament. A few days after the bomb of the Gasquet Affair, after a clay season where the most awaited Frenchmen shined by their shocking defeats, and considering the worrying health of Gaël Monfils, perplexity is complete. What happened to the happy and shining young men of the beginning of the season, posing together for the photographers and nicknamed by the most nostalgics ones as the heirs of Lacoste, Cochet, Borotra and Brugnon ? Some genius and promising moments, the Davis Cup, and then the racquets hit it in the water. (I don’t know how to translate to joke here : the author writes « des coups de raquette dans l’eau » which means what I translated but also refers to « des coups d’épée dans l’eau » which means hits of sword in the water, idiomatic expression to say much efforts were done for nothing. But it also refers to the musqueteers with the sword )

After France’s defeat against Czech Republic, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet are paddling on the haze platform. (« quai des brumes », another reference to the Musqueteers.) After the beginning of the clay season, you had to look at the minor tournaments of Munich and Estoril to find French quarterfinalists : Simon and Serra in Portugal, Mathieu and Chardy in Germany. It’s not a lot when you remember of this winter’s euphory.

The results of January were indeed promising that each tournament would highlight a French representative. Everyone was beginning to dig up the Musqueteers mythology when, curiously, Davis Cup broke up everything. Simon isn’t there anymore, Monfils is injured, Tsonga is fumbling and Gasquet is suspended. It is now time to forget the missing roofs and let the game in the place.

RICHARD GASQUET’S CASE

Gasquet is a modern d’Artagnan. Perfect antihero of the New Musqueteers legend that we’re trying to write at all cost after every move of the best French players. The one who realizes sensational shots then the one by whom scandal enters the place, he’s impersonating tennis for the best and the worst, in Henri Leconte’s tradition. This D’Artagnan doesn’t save any French Federation queen and is looking for a destiny, between a Team Lagardère Rastignac (another character of the book) and a Frédéric Moreau fate written by Yannick Noah. (I have no idea what he means by that )
Summing up today, Gasquet is literature. Press articles, antidoping laws, ITF notes forbidding him to enter the tournament’s grounds because of his suspension. Next chapter : an audience in front of the antidoping law course of the International Federation before mid-July.

THERE IS MORE THAN THE MUSQUETEERS

Paul-Henri Mathieu, Jérémy Chardy, Julien Benneteau, Florent Serra, Marc Gicquel are the Frenchmen who didn’t have their quotas of superlatives in the press yet, but are the most regular players behind the stars à la française. In Roland Garros, they will try to make people forget about the actual doldrums, or more simply, to make themselves some room at the top of the poster. Julien Benneteau will challenge Tsonga after an excellent tournament in Kitzbuhel. A good opportunity for him to exist publicly, after having reached the quarters in Roland Garros in 2006. Mathieu will himself have to close the door to a lower-ranked Frenchman : Laurent Recouderc, who’s having a good run on the Challengers tournaments this year with a win in Rabat. Mathieu only needs a good run in a Grand Slam tournament to join the four biggest stars.

Amongst the apprentices New Musqueteers, we will first mention Jéméry Chardy, who has everything of the romantic fencer () His results this year confirm his potential but he now has to do better than last year, which won’t be easy : he had beaten Nalbandian and scared an excellent Almagro. A crazy objective ? Playing Federer in the 4th round. Then, you have Josselin Ouanna who realized a great Metz tournament in 2008 and possesses an aggressive tennis which should be very appreciated in Paris. In a more obscure way, Nicolas Devilder wants to win his first round after playing Nadal in the second round last year.

For Romain Jouan, Guillaume Rufin and Adrian Mannarino, the first match will already be a bonus. For Alexandre Sidorenko, here is a magnificent opportunity to make himself a name : he who is from Russia will play on the biggest court against a very classy player who once had a very seventeenth century beard and salutes his opponent’s best show by putting his short on his ankles (in 2004) : Marat Safin.

How many Musqueteers in the second week this year ? The tendancy isn’t optimistic, but the lovers of Alexandre Dumas can be reassured, tennis is doing all it can to perpetuate the life of its book The Three Musqueteers and the famous saying « one for all, all for one ».



Sorry, it’s probably full of frenglish but I hope you can grasp a bit of it. I did my best

I wanted to email them myself but I couldn't find any address
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Sorry, it’s probably full of frenglish but I hope you can grasp a bit of it. I did my best

I wanted to email them myself but I couldn't find any address
thanks that was fantastic
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Thanks for the article/translation, Marion.

I still can't get over the comparison of Jeremy to a romantic Fencer.

Q. You must have so many different emotions going through your head. Was it like a rollercoaster for you?
STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Yeah, yeah, it's quite crazy..I never expect to win a Grand Slam.
I never dream about that because for me, I was not good enough to beat those guy.

Maybe the sky will fall?
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I still can't get over the comparison of Jeremy to a romantic Fencer.

It's my favorite too he does have a very romantic look
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Hi everyone, im new her but i wanted to ask a question. I will be travelling to Paris in a couple of weeks and wanted to ask if anyone knows the address of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy? I plan to go there so if anyone can help i would be greatly thankful

P.S. Good luck to all the French player today
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2 route de St Germain de la Grange
78850 Thierval Grignon
Tél: 01 34 89 89 91
http://www.mouratoglou.com

About 40 km from Paris, I think. Do you want to go there with the public transportation?
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2 route de St Germain de la Grange
78850 Thierval Grignon
Tél: 01 34 89 89 91
http://www.mouratoglou.com

About 40 km from Paris, I think. Do you want to go there with the public transportation?
Hello Truc, i tried there website but couldnt find an address or phone num so thanx for finding it.

I will be going there via public transport. Whats the best transport to the location?
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I uploaded episode 1 of 'Les 4 Mousquetaires' on youtube

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADfM...e=channel_page
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUF5U...e=channel_page
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COFEo...e=channel_page
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We know that most of the french players are in the FFT team or in the Lagardere team but as Lagardere will fired many trainers what will happen to the players

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Pour réduire ses frais, la structure concentrerait ses efforts sur quatre joueurs (Richard Gasquet, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Julien Benneteau et Michaël Llodra) et probablement une joueuse (Alizée Cornet). Les autres, ainsi que six athlètes et les entraîneurs seraient orientés vers le Lagardère Paris Racing.
Only Llodra, Mathieu, Benneteau and Gasquet could stay but Barbarin, Champion, Hagelauer should be fired. A big mess for the players.
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