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Hamburg

Lizan
05-08-2004, 12:55 PM
Okay REALLY TOUGH DRAW!!

1st match: Grosjean (8) vs Safin

then second match probably Davydenko, who is playing very well lately.. Of course Seb can beat him, but if he has such a hard time beating Ferrer then I dunno..

Conan the Librarian
05-08-2004, 01:13 PM
Conan fears a first round exit for Seba.

Conan's other favourite, Henman, has drawn Hewitt so Conan's interest in Hamburg could be very shortlived!

Alison
05-08-2004, 03:55 PM
It looks like Seb will be getting more rest then if that's his draw :eek: :rolleyes:

wilma
05-08-2004, 05:15 PM
And yet he may surprise us all :p

xuzizhen
05-09-2004, 01:46 AM
anyway,allez seb!!!!

Lizan
05-09-2004, 12:24 PM
hey I just saw a commercial with only Arnaud in it from Lacoste.. Really nice.

wilma
05-09-2004, 12:54 PM
Ooo nice! Maybe they've got one of only Seb as well :) On which channel?
BTW Lizan, can you receive the German tv channel NDR? They will show Hamburg from tomorrow.

Lizan
05-09-2004, 01:14 PM
OMGG no :sad: :sad: We only receive those boring ones.. OMG I wanna see mentennis! It's such a long time ago..

The commercial was on eurosport, do u actually receive that?? Coz I heard in some parts in Holland they dont, in Brabant they don't for some reason..

wilma
05-09-2004, 01:20 PM
Oh I know. I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in Brabant. We both enjoy watching ice hockey and I told her that it's on Eurosport now and again, and she told me they didn't receive it there.
And I know what you mean about men's tennis: it's only WTA on Eurosport for some weird reason only known to themselves. I hope the Germans will show Seb's match against Safin tomorrow or Tuesday. And NDR is one of the boring channels, btw. lol. It's not a commercial channel. But in some parts of Holland they only get WDR; here in the north it's NDR.

Lizan
05-09-2004, 01:33 PM
Oh yeah I get WDR (limburg)! So I can see it, okay will look in the guide!!
Yeah I think I know why they show so much womentennis and no menstennis.. there was something with the rights to air, and also women tennis is cheaper to air or something.. I dunno for sure though..

undomiele
05-09-2004, 05:00 PM
ouch. :eek: grosjean's draw is brutal... lets hope for the best.

wilma
05-09-2004, 06:49 PM
Seb-Safin is tomorrow.

ALLEZ SEB! :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-09-2004, 08:32 PM
go seb!!!!

Marine
05-09-2004, 08:35 PM
:armed: He will have played lots matches when he'll arrive in RG !!

Conan the Librarian
05-09-2004, 09:14 PM
Henman caught a break by dodging Hewitt. Maybe Seb will get some good luck and beat Safin!

Lizan
05-09-2004, 09:23 PM
yeah of course he's going to beat Safin, comon!

Tricky_Forehand
05-09-2004, 10:38 PM
Go Seb!!! He can do it!! :bounce:

wilma
05-10-2004, 01:44 PM
Hmmm :( Seb lost the first set 7-6.
Allez Seb!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
05-10-2004, 02:41 PM
he lost to marat 7-6 7-5, it was a close match tho..shame he couldnt hold on to his lead

wilma
05-10-2004, 03:14 PM
Did he have a lead, then? Well, but you're right: close match. Could have been worse.

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2004, 06:09 PM
Seb :sad: :sad:

This wasn't how he needed to be going into RG. :sad:

Marine
05-10-2004, 08:06 PM
(yahoo sport)
Mené 3 à 0 dans le premier set, puis 5 à 1 dans le jeu décisif, le Russe, qui a perdu son statut de tête de série en raison de son classement médiocre à l'ATP (21e au classement technique mais 5e au Championnat du monde), a sauvé deux balles de set avant de s'imposer.

"C'est très important pour la confiance de gagner des matches comme celui-là, qui se jouent à peu de choses. Avec un peu de chance, il aurait pu gagner en deux sets mais je me suis accroché", expliquait le Russe.


:eek: :mad:

Seb was leading 3/0 in the first set, then 5/1 in the tie break !!!!! STUPIDDD
Safin said after the match Seb could have won in 2 sets with more chance !

Marine
05-10-2004, 08:08 PM
(Eh, it's funny, Tennis 724, before this message, we had the same number of messages, 851 ! lol)

Conan the Librarian
05-10-2004, 09:07 PM
Conan did not see the match. Did anyone else? Conan is just wondering what level the match was played at.

Tricky_Forehand
05-10-2004, 09:29 PM
(Eh, it's funny, Tennis 724, before this message, we had the same number of messages, 851 ! lol)

And we're equal again ;)

Lindsayfan
05-10-2004, 09:54 PM
the level of match was good, i think. but Seb could and should have won first set! :mad: I'm so pissed off..he missed another chance.

sphaerena
05-11-2004, 06:42 AM
hello!!! I"m a new french girl, so scuse me if i have a very bad english :P
I saw that many girls of seb official's website are here ( my pseudo is MArinek on it ; ))
Well, it's very hard to see seb lose at the 1st round...however he didn't play so bad! :'(
I hope he'll be ready for Roland Garros, because i dont want to see him lose there as the past year ( it was one of the horryblest match I've never assisted...)
Kiss to every body ( and sorry for my english....:p

Alison
05-11-2004, 07:28 AM
Could have been worse.

You're right Wilma,it could have been 6-2 6-3 ;)

:wavey: Hello Sphaerena :) Welcome :D

wilma
05-11-2004, 07:48 AM
Seb was leading 3/0 in the first set, then 5/1 in the tie break !!!!! STUPIDDD
Safin said after the match Seb could have won in 2 sets with more chance !
:rolleyes: I guess he still sorely needs a mental coach (= me)!!!!

Conan the Librarian
05-11-2004, 11:58 AM
does wilma mean a coach to work on the mental side of Seb's game or a coach who is a bit mental? Conan worries about wilma if it is the latter!

wilma
05-11-2004, 01:48 PM
does wilma mean a coach to work on the mental side of Seb's game or a coach who is a bit mental? Conan worries about wilma if it is the latter!
Rest assured, Conan, I mean the first. You know, it's not the first time that Seb is in a winning position only to let the match slip out of his hands! I have been offering for the job for a while now, but so far he hasn't contacted me, which isn't wise of him at all.

Marine
05-11-2004, 03:58 PM
Bienvenue Marinek ;)
(je suis l'une des quelques Marine du forum de Seb mais j'y vais quasi jamais)

Marine
05-11-2004, 06:22 PM
I didn't know...seb played in double with arnaud. I say "playED" because they lost in the first round... :rolleyes:

Conan the Librarian
05-11-2004, 08:34 PM
Seb is getting dragged down to Clement's level!!

Should Seb replace Tulasne?

Marine
05-11-2004, 09:23 PM
Oh no, I think Tulasne is a good coach. And I don't think it's a problem of coaching... anyway Seb is not the guy, able to play a lot, to work hardly all the year without any goal than to success in his job. Maybe it's scaring what I'm saying, but it's true. Seb is a guy who needs having a family life !
Because of that, he never won't be the best. I'd add...thanks to that, he's human and sweet. Not a machine ! :angel:

esther
05-12-2004, 09:25 AM
*sigh*
he's running of of injury-free time...and i'm losing my positive vibes for RG!!!

welcome sphaerena :wavey:

wilma
05-12-2004, 10:06 AM
Oh no, I think Tulasne is a good coach. And I don't think it's a problem of coaching... anyway Seb is not the guy, able to play a lot, to work hardly all the year without any goal than to success in his job. Maybe it's scaring what I'm saying, but it's true. Seb is a guy who needs having a family life !
Because of that, he never won't be the best. I'd add...thanks to that, he's human and sweet. Not a machine ! :angel:
But, there's a wide margin between being the best and losing in first/second round all the time, isn't there? He could at least get to QF more regularly :rolleyes: He's got the talent!

sphaerena
05-13-2004, 04:58 AM
Seb is a great question... I think we'll be never ansewer about him....It's good to take care about his family, but i think there is a moment where he must concentrated only on his tennis....he has yet 26 (nearly :D) years old, and his tennis carreer still won't be very long....So during a moment i thinked that seb hadn't any motivation, but he say the contrary, I hope he say right

wilma
05-13-2004, 09:22 AM
You're right, Sphaerena. No more excuses, mind on the game and win a tournament, Seb!!!!!

xuzizhen
05-13-2004, 03:42 PM
hello!!! I"m a new french girl, so scuse me if i have a very bad english :P
I saw that many girls of seb official's website are here ( my pseudo is MArinek on it ; ))
Well, it's very hard to see seb lose at the 1st round...however he didn't play so bad! :'(
I hope he'll be ready for Roland Garros, because i dont want to see him lose there as the past year ( it was one of the horryblest match I've never assisted...)
Kiss to every body ( and sorry for my english....:p


Hello sphaerena!Glad to meet you here!

Seb's official forum gets technical problems too often ,i think.

Lizan
05-13-2004, 05:04 PM
Hi Sphaerena, welcome.. Have fun here!!

sphaerena
05-13-2004, 06:14 PM
thank for your welcome.
It looks like a great forum forum ; )
I saw the new interview of seb on his website, it's reassuring ( but seb is always confident before Roland Garros...:p). I hope a good preparation will be enougth to do a good tournament! ;)

Lizan
05-13-2004, 09:06 PM
yeah it's about time that he's going to win something, don't you think?? What was his last tournament he won, wasn't it the Paris Masters? Or maybe the one in St Petersburg, what's that?? like ages ago??!!!!!!??!

It's depressing!

sphaerena
05-14-2004, 05:19 AM
It was the one in St petersburg in october 2003...... in fact, it's a long lon time ago :p
I don't want to be negative, but i'm not sure that only 5 five matches on "terre battue"....

wilma
05-14-2004, 08:39 AM
He doesn't need to win, as long as he reaches sth like QF or SF. The year began so good with a QF at the AO - but since then it's been zero point nothing. He deserves so much better.

xuzizhen
05-14-2004, 01:28 PM
i heard that seb's official forum will reopen by a new version,is that true?

Lizan
05-14-2004, 01:48 PM
Oh really?? I hope so, the site needs a new version, this one is sooo old and boring now..

sphaerena
05-14-2004, 05:42 PM
Yes it's true! ; ) but i don't know when....:s There was many problems on seb's forum, many persons who were there told about things which didn't be about tennis or seb and we were near of the apocalypse! :p lol So sportifonline thought that it's better to change the access of the differents forums...
I hope you will come there when it'll reopen!:d

wilma
05-14-2004, 07:32 PM
many persons who were there told about things which didn't be about tennis or seb
Ooooo that sounds like us ;) But, honestly, what else can you talk about if the man doesn't play, or is out 1st or 2nd round all the time :confused:

Conan the Librarian
05-14-2004, 08:48 PM
But, there's a wide margin between being the best and losing in first/second round all the time, isn't there? He could at least get to QF more regularly :rolleyes: He's got the talent!

Conan agrees with wilma. A return of 3 titles for a player of Seb's ability is not good enough. Conan's suggestion of replacing Tulasne was not a reflection of Tulasne as a coach. However, it is only natural for player/coach relationships to go stale after a few years - after a while the player has heard eveything the coach has to say. Even Agassi replaced Gilbert, who virtually saved his career, after a while. A new coach may bring a new dimension to Seb's game and consequently more success.

wilma for Seb's new coach!!!!

Alison
05-14-2004, 09:10 PM
wilma for Seb's new coach!!!!

Keep me in mind for physio..................please :angel: ;)

Conan the Librarian
05-14-2004, 09:20 PM
As Seb's new advisor, you will have to convince Conan that you are in it for Seb's best interests and not purely for your own satisfaction!

wilma
05-16-2004, 10:05 AM
:o Oh my!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your trust in me!!!! I'm off to the library now for reading up on some tennis-related stuff. And Alison, you're hired :D

wilma
05-16-2004, 10:13 AM
As Seb's new advisor, you will have to convince Conan that you are in it for Seb's best interests and not purely for your own satisfaction!
Errrrm....

Alison
05-17-2004, 09:30 AM
:o Oh my!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your trust in me!!!! I'm off to the library now for reading up on some tennis-related stuff. And Alison, you're hired :D


:D Thanks Wilma!

Alison
05-17-2004, 09:31 AM
As Seb's new advisor, you will have to convince Conan that you are in it for Seb's best interests and not purely for your own satisfaction!

They do say if you're happy in your work.......... :angel: ;)

wilma
05-17-2004, 10:09 AM
The first thing I'll do, is to teach Seb a killer instinct, something he sorely lacks (bless him) - if that can be learned at all! Tips are welcome :)

But seriously, I think Tulasne is good for Seb - Seb just needs to be more aggressive in his play, more on the offensive, rather than the defensive. They should work on that.

stephB
05-23-2004, 07:10 PM
puh. i´m back from hamburg and düsseldorf and had to read all the new posts. hard work :)
and let me say seb played not bad in hamburg. at the end he made a little more mistakes than safin. but both didnt gave big presents at the other one at all.
and the doubles....bad luck that they lost :( although they had chances!!!

Lizan
05-25-2004, 08:14 AM
hmm hopefully he beats Safin this time, if they get the chance to..
It was really close.. So you say he's in good shape??

JuanChuffy007
05-30-2004, 04:58 PM
hey I just saw a commercial with only Arnaud in it from Lacoste.. Really nice.

What's the songtitle of that song in that commercial? (hope we're talking about the same commercial....) I LOVE that song, really want to download it!

Lizan
05-30-2004, 06:05 PM
hmmm I have actually no idea.. sorry.
I like the song too lol.

wilma
05-30-2004, 06:40 PM
What's the songtitle of that song in that commercial? (hope we're talking about the same commercial....) I LOVE that song, really want to download it!
There is some info on the singer and her song on the Lacoste website :) (and you can see the commercial there as well)

JuanChuffy007
05-31-2004, 04:31 PM
There is some info on the singer and her song on the Lacoste website (and you can see the commercial there as well)

Thanks I'll check the website then!

stephB
06-01-2004, 12:40 AM
its natasha thomas "it´s over now"