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Which of the French tennis players speak English?

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I was kind of influenced my Michelle's PM and kind of influenced by my friend's e-mail... and it's all about the challenger next week in Wrocław. We'll be having quite a few guests from France:
Thierry Ascione
Jean - Rene Lisnard (whoops.... Monogasque!)
Marc Gicquel
Gilles Simon
Nicolas Mahut
Antony Dupuis

and very likely Julien Benneteau.

So who of them speaks English? Who are the others that speak English? I know Gael speaks nice English but feels ashamed of it, and so does Flo Serra

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

At least I've spoken with Thierry Ascione a quite long discussion in English and there were no problems for me to understand him or vice versa.

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

Gilles speaks some English, but he seems pretty unsure about it.

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

Fluently ? None of them...
Quite good ? Some of them
Badly ? Most of them
Not at all ? Ughh...

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Fluently ? None of them...
Quite good ? Some of them
Badly ? Most of them
Not at all ? Ughh...
None. I agree. (The French women speak better English )

Seb, Paulo. The two of them spent/spend some time in the US.

Richard ("I am very happy.... He's a great player" X 1000000 ), Gael.

I think all of them speak a little English at least.

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Richard ("I am very happy.... He's a great player" X 1000000 ), Gael.

You forgot "I played good today"

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

Richard and Gael took two Australian girls (who happened to be skanks that went to my school) out for dinner during AO. So...i would presume they can both speak English.

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You forgot "I played good today"


Have you listened to his DC interview?

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Richard and Gael took two Australian girls (who happened to be skanks that went to my school) out for dinner during AO. So...i would presume they can both speak English.
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Richard and Gael took two Australian girls (who happened to be skanks that went to my school) out for dinner during AO. So...i would presume they can both speak English.
haha yeah i remember that...you reckon they did actually go out with them?!
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Richard ("I am very happy.... He's a great player" X 1000000 ),
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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

oh and I must tell you makes all Frenchies speak English fluently - at least enough to express what they want

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

And apart from irony, Gael speaks English quite alright! At press conferences in Sopot he was confident by won matches and his English was enjoyable .

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Richard ("I am very happy.... He's a great player" X 1000000 ),
Interview - next morning after the best match of Wrocław's chall. history (Mahut def. Przysiężny 6-7 7-6 6-4.

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Nico: You have a very talented player!
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Nico: Oh, he's a great player....


Meanwhile he shared some thoughts and answered different questions, but let's not lose the general idea.

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Re: Which of the French tennis players speak English?

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Richard and Gael took two Australian girls (who happened to be skanks that went to my school) out for dinner during AO. So...i would presume they can both speak English.
If they were both skanks, then i doubt much speaking (in any language) went on

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