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wilma
06-15-2004, 07:12 AM
Okay, it's a bit early to start this thread as the championships won't start until Monday, but I just can't wait! :p Things are looking bright for Seb; I hope he can hold on to his excellent form!

crystal
06-15-2004, 07:29 AM
yeah seb can go far this year again !!!
but it'll also depend on the draw : if he meets ancic or Andreev or young guns like them (ancic defeated agassi or federer 2 years ago in wimbledon....)it will be real bad luck, anyway seems that seb has recovered, he's playing very well by now, so all is possible !!! :D
ALLEZ SEB !!!!
and good luck to him ! :woohoo: :yeah:

crystal
06-15-2004, 07:32 AM
I mean, if he meets them at the beginning : R128 , R64....

Lizan
06-15-2004, 10:51 AM
yeah I'm always afraid for that too. The draws are available on thurdsay the 17th.. I hope it looks good for him. But no worries coz if he's as good as in queens (which I saw every match of) then he won't have any trouble, accept with Roddick and Federer :).. Henman maybe.

dubis016
06-15-2004, 11:02 AM
The quallies already started, so not that early to start the thread^^

dubis016
06-15-2004, 11:03 AM
I m a real fan of Grosjean too!
Hope he gets a good draw and go till the semis, possibly finals!!
ALLEZ GROSJEAN!

ubrunjensen
06-15-2004, 01:52 PM
Before worrying too much about players he can meet during the tournament, let's just hope he will be able to continue his good form. I didn't see his matches in Queen's, but to reach the final and achieve such fine scores, against Roddick, must mean that he was really strong! Do you remember Wimbledon last year? He was awesome! Grass seems to be the kind of surface that he enjoys.

ubrunjensen
06-15-2004, 01:55 PM
Dubis - are you new here at the forum? You from South Corea? I was born in Seoul city, but was adopted as a child and moved to Denmark where I now live, with my Danish parents and my (biological) sister. I hope you don't mind my asking, I'm just curious and always enjoy to meet people from my old country.

zyim333
06-16-2004, 01:52 AM
i'm looking forward to seb's wonderful performance in wimbly this year just as he did last year.actually some of my friends in SHANGHAI called me to express their faith in seb's good state in grass land ,which made me so satisfied!

wilma
06-16-2004, 07:40 AM
But no worries coz if he's as good as in queens (which I saw every match of) then he won't have any trouble, accept with Roddick and Federer :).. Henman maybe.

I saw every match as well, Lizan! Wasn't that great? Five consecutive days of Seb live on TV! I'm keeping my video tape :p

About players he will meet: I think Seb's ideal surface is definitely grass. His opponent has to be really strong to be able to beat him. Anyway, Agassi's out, so there's at least one he can't meet in his draw :)

Lizan
06-16-2004, 09:55 AM
really?? I diddn't know, I have to say I'm really happy about it, although he wasn't a threat to Seb at all. i think Seb would have should Agassi (nowadays) every corner of the court :)..

Yeah Wilma that was sooo cool. I lovvvveee Queens, they show that ever year.. The only thing that was bad, is that I had to watch all of Sebs matches and therefor I didn't learn as much as I should have for my exams..

But Seb comes first!! lol

Lalitha
06-16-2004, 11:31 AM
Seb is one of those few players who can't be branded dirt baller. I hope he does himself good in Wimbledon.

ubrunjensen
06-16-2004, 12:41 PM
He simply must play well and reach the finals - or else I'm sure Danish tv won't show his matches! The stupid people seem to think that it's more important to show matches involving Roddick, Federer, Ferrero, Coria etc. And I really need to see him again, after such an appalling long time without any Grosjean on any channel in this silly country!

zyim333
06-16-2004, 01:13 PM
i'm not sure whether i can c him on tv ,either.
poooooor guys are waiting to see seb again!

wilma
06-16-2004, 02:07 PM
But Seb comes first!! lol
:cool: I see that you know your priorities, Lizan :p

Marine
06-16-2004, 02:19 PM
I like ur avatar Lalitha. ;)
I like ur signature Zyim333 :)

Tricky_Forehand
06-16-2004, 06:08 PM
Good Luck to Seb!!

I think that he can go one or two steps further this year ;) :yeah:

Marine
06-16-2004, 06:13 PM
Good Luck to Seb!!

I think that he can go one or two steps further this year ;) :yeah:

2 steps ? really ? It suits me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

wilma
06-17-2004, 10:17 AM
Seb's seeded 10th :)

Lizan
06-17-2004, 01:19 PM
Seb has to play Ascione in the first round..

wilma
06-17-2004, 02:51 PM
:cool: Ascione shouldn't be a problem for Seb-in-form, should he?

Lizan
06-17-2004, 03:05 PM
No I don't think so. But you never know. Always when I'm optimistic like that, he always loses :(

Snoopy_Girl
06-17-2004, 06:22 PM
Ascione is in bad form lately. If he would be in good shape then it could be a tight match... But looking at how Ascione played in Rosmalen, it'll be an easy match for Seb.

crystal
06-17-2004, 07:33 PM
Hope so
Seb often had difficulties against his countrymen, but I think he'll win. He's in good shape, contrary to ascione.
GO SEB GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-18-2004, 11:26 AM
Hi everyone! Whassup?

On Wimby... I hope Seb will win his first round! Head-to-head Seb leads 1-0 (2004 Miami); BUTyou know... Seb always got beaten by other French players... so :confused: ...
Anyways~ Let's support him as much as we can! :wavey:
And... EURO 2004: France 2-2 Croatie... Ai... so weird!!! But French team can get into the Semis, I am sure!

GO FRANCE and SEB!~!!

a really funny pic from Roland Garros!
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v0606_galerie04.jpg
more here:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/photos/index.html

P.S.- to Faraway- I have friends from your provience as well! She said their Putonghua is the best in the whole country... she meant... best accent...! Is it?

ANd: Snoopy girl: your pic of the French team is so lovely! They all look very sexy (esp Seb's red pants :drool:!)

esther
06-19-2004, 02:06 AM
he should thump ascione!! easy!!
He's his quarter of the draw:


Coria v Moodie
Mayer v Arthurs
Kucera v Hernandez
Ljubicic v Fereira

Bjorkman v Sluiter
Vacek v Lu
Clement v J.Johansson
Fish v Q

Grosjean v Ascione
O.Rochus v Carraz
Q v Q
Mirnyi v Gambill

Ginepri v Q
Verdasco v Q
Koubek v Acasuso
Ferrero v

Kat!
06-19-2004, 05:24 AM
oooh this draw is so evil....

Valseb
06-19-2004, 01:39 PM
yes, Seb has a good draw this year I think, but when he plays against a friend, it's always difficult for Seb... As I'm French girl, I know well the French players so I think Thierry (Ascione) has not the form and the level to defeat Seb...

I want to support Arnaud (Clement) and Guillermo Coria too, who comes back after a big defeat in Roland Garros. I hope it won't affect him a lot...But I don't think so because he is in semi-final in Ordina Open...

So, we'll see... I enjoy the start of Wimbledon !!!!!!!!!!

Bye
VAL

faraway
06-20-2004, 06:18 AM
P.S.- to Faraway- I have friends from your provience as well! She said their Putonghua is the best in the whole country... she meant... best accent...! Is it?

Actually, Putonghua is based on the local languages of north China. So it's more easy for a northern to speak Putonghua than a southern. But I can't say our Putonghua is the most standard because we speak with our local accent. What I can say is when I speak, a southern must understand me but when a southern speak, maybe I can catch nothing :)

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-20-2004, 09:14 AM
Emmmm... so I guess... even if Seb is able to defeat Ferrero (like last year), it's a little bit hard to play with Coria... dunno if Coria is good at grass but... no one knows! Hopefully Seb will pass the first round, and go to the SFs again! :angel:
Last year Seb did very well. He made a lot of records! (df. Eqvist, Ferrero...) What do you think about this year?
Ahayea... do you know where is Seb right now? :confused: He's not in the Ordina or Nottingham! Anyways best wishes for him!!!

P.S.- Faraway: Emmm that's right! Just when I speak in Putonghua and people know that I am from HK! HKers' are very bad in PTH... But sometimes Northern people have very "northern" accent (very good at rolling their tounges!), so it's a little bit hard for us to understand!


Okay another question for Australians: Is Hewitt popular in Aus? A lot of Aussie guys like him?

zyim333
06-20-2004, 11:18 AM
i just cant wait any longer to c seb making another great record in wimbly. i mean more steps forward than last year.but always the draw is odd:Coria,Ljubicic,Johansson,Fish,Ascione,Max,JC.. .and nono!!!OMG...how i wish seb were in another group!ehhhhh...i can merely take this as wimlby shows us great tennis each summer and that's the main course of 2004's tournaments .
anyway , believe in seb so much and his good state can surely last to the final!

ps : (jc ) (wimbly 2003) yes ,sebastien ,a nice guy ,a good man....

Lizan
06-20-2004, 01:44 PM
I think Seb has one of the best draws he could wish for..

Lizan
06-20-2004, 01:51 PM
Tomorrow he playes on court 3 the second match.. Goodluck SEBBBB :bounce: :yeah:

wilma
06-20-2004, 07:39 PM
I think Seb has one of the best draws he could wish for..
I agree, Lizan! ALLEZ SEB!!!!!!!!!!

Peta Pan
06-21-2004, 09:09 AM
His draw is a nightmare for me...

All my favourites are in the same quarter! Seb, Jonas, Juanqui, Rochus, Kucera, Arnaud, Joachim... what a disaster!

I also worry about him having to play a fellow Frenchman first.

GO SEB!!!

:)Peta

zyim333
06-21-2004, 10:00 AM
His draw is a nightmare for me...

All my favourites are in the same quarter! Seb, Jonas, Juanqui, Rochus, Kucera, Arnaud, Joachim... what a disaster!

I also worry about him having to play a fellow Frenchman first.


agree! that's why i am so low. :sad:

Marine
06-21-2004, 06:06 PM
6/4 6/2 HURRY UP Seb !!! France/Switzerland is in a few minutes !!! And I don't want to choose between ur match and football. And the team needs ur support ! Allezzz, finish in 3 sets !

wilma
06-21-2004, 06:49 PM
Well, he's finished in time, but will he be able to see the football match, though? The BBC shows England-Croatia of course :) Well done, Seb!

Tricky_Forehand
06-21-2004, 11:00 PM
Great start Seb!!!!

:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:

OK, only a first round so celebration held to a minimum :D

zyim333
06-22-2004, 01:33 AM
haha...great start !
go seb!

esther
06-22-2004, 08:55 AM
Umm i dont think seb would have ANY problems knocking Guille out on Grass....hello...seb on grass...he's way better than guille!!!!!!

and kelly- personally i hate hewitt...he's liked...but hated at the same time...but thats probably a biased answer...i guess u can say he's liked but not loved? as rafter was.

he plays carraz next...shouldnt be too hard.

ALLEZ SEB!

esther
06-22-2004, 09:12 AM
"C'est un bon premier tour, j'ai bien servi, j'aurais pu être plus agressif en retour, a souligné Sébastien Grosjean. J'apprécie le gazon, c'est une surface sur laquelle on peut gagner 6-2 6-2 en quarante-cinq minutes alors qu'il faudrait deux heures sur terre battue."

--> "it was a good first round match. i served well, i could have been more agressive on my returns. I like the grass, it's a surface you can win 6-2 6-2 in 45 minutes when the same scoreline would take 2 hours on clay."

Peta Pan
06-22-2004, 02:07 PM
Okay another question for Australians: Is Hewitt popular in Aus? A lot of Aussie guys like him?

I don't like him either... I have always disliked him. I don't know if it's because the Australian media have shoved him down our throats since he started winning or because of that painful "COME ON" he insists on yelling out at any given opportunity :rolleyes:.... it's probably a combination of both.

Alison
06-22-2004, 03:30 PM
because of that painful "COME ON" he insists on yelling out at any given opportunity :rolleyes:....

Don't forget the irritating way he plays with that chain round his neck... :mad:

I'm glad it's not just me who finds the " come on" annoying.If I have to watch him i.e.if he's playing someone I like, I turn the sound off on the tv ;)

Lizan
06-22-2004, 05:06 PM
Okay I'm not an aussie, (maybe that's why) but I don't dislike him.. But I already told you I think in another tread.
I also have to say I changed my opinion about Roddick. I'm not his fan or something like that, but first I didn't like him at all, but now.. I dunno he seems nicer and all. Maybe I changed my opinion coz he was talking nice stuff about Seb at Queens..

I only don't like Agassi. He's soooo ennoying, glad he's not at wimbledon, and hopefully he retires soon!! :lol:

I LOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEEE Goran!!!!! After Seb I hope he wins Wimbledon again.. He so cool with his bad, good and emergency goran lol..
But of course I love SEB the most!!!!!!! Goodluck tommorah..

Lizan
06-22-2004, 07:07 PM
SEB has to play at court 7 tomorrow!! :shout:

COURT 7 ????!!!!!!!!!! stubid :sad: :shout:

zyim333
06-23-2004, 01:25 AM
Don't forget the irritating way he plays with that chain round his neck... :mad:

I'm glad it's not just me who finds the " come on" annoying.If I have to watch him i.e.if he's playing someone I like, I turn the sound off on the tv ;)


that's true! i can't agree more.
when i was watching tmc2002 final in shanghai on the court, i found it was terrible while i just couldnt do anything like turning down his voice.poor jc seemed so helpless that he faced it with his back.
i couldnot bear it!!! ;)

zyim333
06-23-2004, 01:29 AM
SEB has to play at court 7 tomorrow!! :shout:

COURT 7 ????!!!!!!!!!! stubid :sad: :shout:

yes .i just dont know why the French guys have to play at small court .they put arnaud at court 18 and he lost eventually.

Marine
06-23-2004, 06:46 AM
( L'equipe )

Au rayon doutes, le numéro 1 français a conscience d'être encore loin du top sur le plan physique. « Mais ça compte moins sur herbe... On peut parfois y gagner en quarante-cinq minutes quand il faut au moins deux heures sur terre... Et on peut compenser autrement. Je pense surtout à prendre du plaisir et ça fonctionne pour l'instant. »

Même lorsqu'il s'agit d'affronter un compatriote, ce qui était jusqu'à peu une vraie difficulté pour lui. Grosjean l'a démontré hier contre Ascione et compte bien continuer demain contre Carraz :
« On a travaillé sur cet aspect avec Tutu et maintenant j'arrive à considérer les joueurs français comme des adversaires comme les autres. Je suis plus agressif et je joue davantage mon jeu. Greg, je ne l'ai jamais affronté en compétition mais je sais qu'il a un très bon service. »

Lors du dernier US Open, Grosjean avait réussi une séance d'entraînement très impressionnante contre le Savoyard, « une boucherie », plaisantait hier Jérôme Prigent, le coach de Carraz. « Mais les entraînements ne signifient pas grand-chose », tempéra Grosjean.

Good to hear. (to read)

Sammy
06-23-2004, 07:02 AM
Esther and PJgirl and any other Aussies out there.....how many fingers are you guys crossing in the hope that the tele station over here that's showing Wimbledon everynight from 10.30 - 4pm will show a Grosjean match?
I've got all my fingers crossed and all my toes but I just know they wont show him. Especially seeing as he's on court 7.

Might just go to bed. The match will probably get rained out or delayed till tomorrow because of poor light - he's last match on court 7.

Loved watching the Goran match. I'm not too familiar with him, but found him to be quite likeable. :) He's my second fav. to win. :)

Sammy

Sammy
06-23-2004, 07:04 AM
Oh...and p.s.....I can't stand Hewitt. It's the whole 'Come on!' thing with me as well. And what he does with his hand when he says it. *rollseyes*

Alison
06-23-2004, 07:30 AM
They won't show Seb's matches till he's in the second week,or in the quarters :mad:

They're too busy with 'Henmania' :rolleyes: to show anyone else.

For now,I have to watch him on 'Seb Cam' as we've re-named web cam :)

I don't think he'll be playing today,the weather's still wet,and rain's been promised again.

I don't think it's fair that second round matches are scheduled when first round matches haven't even started :(

Lizan
06-23-2004, 12:17 PM
The good players always play a little bit worse on a court 17 then when they play on centre court don't they?? Hopefully Sebs match doesn't start today (but the chance is big coz the wether is awful, I live in Holland and I know all about it!! :shout: ), maybe he can play at court 1 or 2 if he plays tomorrow..

Lizan
06-23-2004, 12:18 PM
By the way, I love this little guy -> :shout:

Peta Pan
06-23-2004, 01:07 PM
By the way, I love this little guy -> :shout:

LOL..... I could never have guessed ;) :p


The weather at Wimbledon is so annoying. The way they're going, they'll need another whole week to fit in all the matches!!!

There is no way Seb will get on Aussie TV this early in the tournament - on channel 9 or on Foxtel :sad: Let's all hope he hangs around long enough for us to be able to see him in the second week!! :D

:)Peta

Lizan
06-23-2004, 01:41 PM
Don't u have BBC or anything, or is that cable tv?? I'm lucky in Holland they have 1 channel all for wimbledon and they do all these really cool things in it.. Wilma, do you Wimbledon today?? that is hilarious!!

Marine
06-23-2004, 02:03 PM
I saw his first match against Ascione at sport + (a french channel). :p

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/photo1/grosjean1.jpg

Lizan
06-23-2004, 04:19 PM
And?? Did he play well??

wilma
06-24-2004, 07:16 AM
Wilma, do you Wimbledon today?? that is hilarious!!
:confused: I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean RTL? No, haven't seen it - I watch the BBC mainly (but haven't seen a lot till now, and not only due to rain).
Did anyone see the special Weakest Link yesterday? It was with (former) tennis players; Boris Becker was there, Brad Gilbert, Pat Cash, Andy Roddick. It was really funny. Poor Andy's answer to the question 'which letter from the alphabet sounds like a female sheep', was "beeeeee" :haha:

:eek: Peta, how did you get all those green squares? Have you been really busy lately?

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-24-2004, 08:27 AM
Er-huh... so I understand now. Only a few Aussie people like Hewitt... I think they prefer someone as gentleman as Rafter!!!
I know a few boys like Hewitt becoz of his good tennis skills... but girls... nopeeeee... I was told that a lot of HK girls like Seb but so far I know only one or two of them. But I am very sure a lot of people here like JC!
...plus, is Seb popular in Aussie?

So happy to see Seb won his first round! He severed 10 ace!!! Good job!!! Next round... French-vs-French again... GOOD LUCK SEB!!!
Oh yea... there are more Seb pics now! I guess, that's becoz he got good results last year and in this year's Stella Artois, more people focus on him now!

Lizan
06-24-2004, 10:13 AM
No Wilma, sorry I forgot a word. I meant if you see Wimbledon today every evening around 21.30? On RTL5?? That's soo cool, with Jan Siemerink and Jacco Eltingh! Never seen it?

Yeah Kelly I've noticed that too, that more people focus on Seb, which is nice, but he still plays on court 7, which is strange :shout:

Lizan
06-24-2004, 10:14 AM
But on the other hand I understand, coz so many people have 2 play at the same day.. And because they ended on lets say court 2 yesterday they have to play at court 2 today.. So I do understand..

zyim333
06-24-2004, 11:02 AM
you are so considerate! lizan!

Peta Pan
06-24-2004, 12:32 PM
Wilma, the green squares are from people giving me 'good reputation' for my posts.

There is a thread in the 'non-tennis' part of the forum where forummers give thanks to who last 'good-repped' them.... I've been doing it for a couple of months :)

:)Peta

wilma
06-24-2004, 01:12 PM
No Wilma, sorry I forgot a word. I meant if you see Wimbledon today every evening around 21.30? On RTL5?? That's soo cool, with Jan Siemerink and Jacco Eltingh! Never seen it?
Oh yes, I guess I've seen snippets. I hate that Wilfred guy, though, so I usually zap by if Seb isn't on (and he's never on - they hate him). And Siemerink just blabs a lot, but never says anything (or has he gotten better?).

I actually think that Seb doesn't care that he plays on court nr. 7. He'll gradually move to Central Court ;)

Lizan
06-24-2004, 03:59 PM
you are so considerate! lizan!

LOOL thank u, that's really sweet of u :)..

I love Jan Siemerink, he likes Seb too a lot! And about his blabbings, that's just sooo hillarious about him!! He's really funny..

Jacco doesn't like seb I think.. Btw do u know Evert Schneider, the commentator? I think he's a fan of Seb too, no really a fan!

Yeah we will see him on centre court this year, no doubt about it!

Lizan
06-24-2004, 04:14 PM
me = concentrating on Seb again now :)..
He plays at the moment, although there's a raindelay.
He plays goooooooooooooooddddddddddddddd
He's up 6/1 4/2.. Carraz is serving and it's 0/30.. Chances for Seb to break him again.. C'mon SEBBBBB

Marine
06-24-2004, 08:00 PM
6/1 6/2 6/2 :worship:
Lizan did you see the match ??
Hehe, Seb beat 2 French one after the other, even that he burst Gregory today,no pity. Now he's a fighter, at the next round he'll scream "come on !"Hewitt is rubbishcompared to him.
Yes, now Seb is a tiger, call him "Rocky Seb" !!!!!!! :cool:

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-25-2004, 08:11 AM
NIce! Seb won again!!!:clap2: But there are no stats. on the Wimby site... wanna know how was he doing!!!
So, next round... Seb vs Gambill!!! H-t-H Seb leads 5-0!!! I am quite confident with Seb! Hope that everything will be in right place! If Seb pass, he will see JC in R16, again!!! :hysteric:

(rainnin' makes everything goes so slow... :rain:.....

Oh, Lizan, are you from Sri Lanka? (the flag you used!!!) I luv that place a lot!!!

xuzizhen
06-25-2004, 03:06 PM
now 6-6 in the first set! allez! seb!
and the 1/4 final france-greece will begin in 3 hours!

Lizan
06-25-2004, 03:23 PM
6/1 6/2 6/2 :worship:
Lizan did you see the match ??


No No sorry, I can understand why you think that, but I just figured it out from the scores.. 1, 2 and 2, is pretty good!

But 7/6 Seb, not convincing is it??

xuzizhen
06-25-2004, 03:24 PM
Yeah!! seb 7-6!!

Lizan
06-25-2004, 03:43 PM
Yesssssssssss Bix (that's your name or am I mistaken now :o)
4-2 Seb, he broke!! :bounce:

Lizan
06-25-2004, 03:56 PM
6-3 second set.. He has to fight this time, it's good for him though I think..

xuzizhen
06-25-2004, 04:30 PM
well done seb!!!!!!!! 7-6,6-3,6-2

yeah Liz ,i'm bix :))

Marine
06-25-2004, 04:33 PM
He won ! :D
7/6 6/3 6/2

I saw his match, and I don't find it was an easy match, Seb played well on the important points, and it's the most important, but he looked tired, he was quite nervous today (screamt a big "p....." on a litigious point, it's rare).

I'll add Gambill on my black list (I didn't appreciate he "burnt" seb on a match and he didn't even apologize, seb was not happy :( )

xuzizhen
06-25-2004, 04:50 PM
A good news for seb: coria is out!

Now i'm waiting for the match france-greece

Marine
06-25-2004, 05:48 PM
Me too !! And I'm not confident at all :scared:
ALLEZ LA FRANCE !!!

Lizan
06-25-2004, 07:09 PM
He won ! :D
7/6 6/3 6/2

I saw his match, and I don't find it was an easy match, Seb played well on the important points, and it's the most important, but he looked tired, he was quite nervous today (screamt a big "p....." on a litigious point, it's rare).


Well he has now 2 days off, maybe he can get himself on track again.. Quiet down a little bit.. It'll be okay, I'm sure.. Next opponent is Ginepri. He beat him twice, both on hardcourt..

xuzizhen
06-26-2004, 01:40 AM
Me too !! And I'm not confident at all :scared:
ALLEZ LA FRANCE !!!

what a presentiment u've got marine!
I didn't sleep the whole night and saw france lost:(

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-26-2004, 04:37 AM
Merdeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! France lost to Greece.......... errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! :mad:

But I am happy to know that Seb is going the the R16!!! :worship: He will see Ginepri... later... Ginepri defeated JC... :sad: I thought Ginepri did quite well (I did not watch it but according to the stats... He got 14 aces...) So what do you guys think? GOOD LUCK SEB!

Head-to-head (http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Ginepri%2C+Robby&player2=grosjean) Seb leads 2-1 (includin' Kooyong 2004 Seb lost to Ginepri) ...

Lizan
06-26-2004, 06:12 PM
I dunno what to think.. I think Sebs chances are the biggest, but Ginepri is a big guy, hits hard.. I didn't knew he lost to Ginepri at Kooyong 2004..

I think it's going to be Sebs first real match, that's for sure.. I think the chances would be better if Seb had to play Ferrero, although grass isn't Ginepri's best underground, or so I heard..

Lizan
06-26-2004, 06:13 PM
We'll see, C'mon SEBBBBB.. Lets hope he can play on Centre court NOW!!!

esther
06-27-2004, 12:39 AM
i saw both seb's matches against ginepri this year *feels proud*...the match he lost at Kooyong against him he didnt really care about, remember?!! He was thinking about his Aus Open draw and wasnt really with it so i wouldnt worry too much about that. Seb hasnt lost a set yet has he?? i dont think ginepri will be a problem at all....then in the quarters he'd play either mayer/ferreira/bjorkman or johanson....i'd say joachim would be the toughest out of them, but other than that seb's having quite an easy draw to the semis!!! *hope i'm not jinxing*

esther
06-27-2004, 12:41 AM
"Quand on est en deuxième semaine, on dit qu'un autre tournoi débute, je ne sais pas qui dit cela. Mais c'est vrai que c'est un peu particulier de bénéficier de deux jours de repos. Je ne vais pas rester inactif pendant cette période. Ginepri, je l'ai battu les deux fois qu'on s'est affrontés mais j'ai le souvenir d'un match très accroché cette année à l'Open d'Australie ", a ajouté "Seb" selon Reuters.

--> When you're in the second week, people say its like starting a new tournament, i dont remember who said that. but its true its a bit weird to be able to have two days rest. I'm not going to stay inactive during this time. Ginepri, i beat him the 2 times we've played (not counting kooyong) but i rememeber a really tough match at the aus open this year.

esther
06-27-2004, 12:49 AM
Grosjean en pleine lumière

26/06/2004
Par SYLVAIN LABBE
De Sports.fr

Quinze jours après sa piteuse prestation à Roland-Garros, Sébastien Grosjean reprend des couleurs à Wimbledon. Le pied toujours aussi vert, le Français s'est qualifié vendredi pour les huitièmes de finale du tournoi londonien pour la troisième fois de sa carrière. Solide vainqueur de l'Américain Jean-Michael Gambill (7-6, 6-3, 6-2), Grosjean n'a concédé aucun set depuis le début du tournoi. Qu'on se le dise, le Marseillais est prêt pour la seconde semaine!


Grosjean sort de l'ombre.
Paris est bien loin. L'Italien Potito Starace n'est plus qu'un vilain souvenir et l'élimination surprise du numéro un français dès le deuxième tour de Roland-Garros est à ranger au rayon des mauvais jours. Sébastien Grosjean va mieux. Merci pour lui!

Tandis que ces demoiselles en bleu, emmenées par une Amélie Mauresmo elle aussi en quête de rachat après une quinzaine parisienne bien amère, cassent la baraque à Wimbledon, le numéro un tricolore revient aux bonnes habitudes. Une fois encore, Grosjean sera le dernier Français en lice et seul représentant tricolore en deuxième semaine.

Grosjean: "J'aime toujours la terre battue"

Un an après sa demi-finale perdue face à l'Australien Philipoussis, le Marseillais a signé vendredi sa troisième qualification en carrière pour un huitième de finale londonien après 1998 et 2003. De quoi retrouver le sourire après les doutes affichés devant le public français à Paris. Et le parcours du Tricolore, proche de la perfection avec trois tours disputés sans le moindre set concédé, tranche avec les errances de Roland-Garros et d'une saison sur terre battue bien amère. "J'ai remporté mes trois matches en trois sets, je n'ai pas à me plaindre", se satisfait Grosjean. "On va dire que je deviens un spécialiste de surfaces rapides, c'est vrai que j'aime la notion de petit jeu sur gazon. Mais j'aime toujours la terre battue."

La précision a valeur d'avertissement comme pour mieux souligner que, oui, Grosjean reviendra jouer les premiers rôles à la Porte d'Auteuil. Et pas question d'abandonner sa quête de l'ocre, aussi doux soit le gazon pour le Français: "Le seul problème, c'est que ces deux dernières années, je n'ai pas pu me préparer correctement. Après ma défaite à Roland-Garros face à Starace, j'ai entamé ma préparation pour Wimbledon. J'alternais le physique dans le Parc de Saint-Cloud et les séances d'entraînement sur les courts en bois du Tennis Club de Paris." Et ça paye...

Vendredi, après ses victoires express sur ses compatriotes Ascione et Carraz, Grosjean a enchaîné sur le même rythme en exécutant ni plus ni moins l'Américain Jan Michael Gambill (7-6, 6-3, 6-2). Une nouvelle démonstration de ce jeu sur herbe devenu une spécialité du Tricolore qui s'apprête à connaître un week-end des plus tranquilles.

A l'assaut de Ginepri

A l'heure de rentrer dans le vif du sujet et de s'attaquer aux princes du royaume vert, l'avantage est de taille. Ses réserves au plus haut, loin d'avoir puiser dans un potentiel physique toujours aussi délicat à gérer pour lui, Sébastien Grosjean avance sûr de sa force vers son futur adversaire. Encore un Américain et un certain Robby Ginepri, tête de série n°27, qui, vendredi, n'aura lui fait qu'une bouchée d'un Juan-Carlos Ferrero toujours en quête de son diplôme de parfait petit jardinier.

Et Grosjean attend son futur adversaire de pied ferme. Loin de s'imaginer en week-end, le numéro un tricolore a du pain sur la planche: "Quand on est en deuxième semaine, on dit qu'un autre tournoi débute, je ne sais pas qui dit cela. Même si c'est un peu particulier de bénéficier de deux jours de repos. Je ne vais pas rester inactif pendant cette période. Grosjean, qu'on se le dise, a repris sa marche en avant.

esther
06-27-2004, 01:06 AM
15 days after a pityable performance at Roland-Garros, Sébastien Grosjean has refound his form at Wimbledon. Seb qualified for the fourth round on Friday for the third time in his career. Solid against American Jean-Michael Gambill (7-6, 6-3, 6-2), Grosjean has yet to lose a set since the start of the tournament. The Marseillais is ready for the second week!

Paris seems like so long ago. Italian Potito Starace is no longer darkening his thoughts after he beat the number one French player in the second round of RG.

Grosjean: "I"ve always liked clay"
A year after his semi final loss against Aussi Philipoussis, the Marseillais is in the fourth round for the third time in his career after 1998 and 2003. It's given him something to smile about after arising doubts following his performance before the French public. He's played his first three mathces almost to perfection, yet to concede a set.

"I've won my 3 matches in 3 sets. i've got nothing to complain about. People say i've become a fast surface specialist,its true that i like grass, but i've always like clay as well. The only problem, its that the two past years, i havnet been able to prepare myself properly before RG. AFter my defeat against Starace, i started my preparation for Wimbledon. I alternated my physical work with training on the courts." It paid off.

Friday, after his victories against his compatriots Ascione and Carraz, Grosjean found his ryhthym against Jan Michael Gambill (7-6, 6-3, 6-2). Proof that grass has become a specialty for Grosjean who has earnt a quiet weekend before heading into the second week.

His match against Ginepri:
For Ginepri, the advantage will be his size. He's seeded 27th and on Friday disposed of Juan CArlos Ferrero, who is still trying to prove himself on clay.

esther
06-27-2004, 01:19 AM
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/audio/grosjean26.ram

jcman
06-27-2004, 05:53 AM
hope he can get to semi..
go seb!!!!!!!!!

faraway
06-27-2004, 09:02 AM
I think the biggest tool of Ginepri is his serve. He serves in a very fast rhythm. If seb can manage it, he will won the game. Good luck seb!

wilma
06-27-2004, 10:15 AM
Seb is in great form; he can beat Ginepri any time. From what I saw of the Ginepri-Ferrero match, I gather Ferrero was strangely out of sorts. Ginepri stays behind the baseline a lot, so Seb should move up to the net. Seb's a more complete and versatile player than Ginepri, anyway.

This was on the Wimbledon website :eek:

All Good for Grosjean
Frenchman Jean Grosjean beat American Jan-Michael Gambill in three convincing sets.

Lizan
06-27-2004, 06:08 PM
OMGGGG how is THAT possible????????? That is really really really really weird!!

Anyway "I did some research" lol, and I found out that Grosjean and Federer have a 2-1 (so 4 Seb huh) head-to-head.. I didn't know that. And although it's a long time ago since they've met, wouldn't it be great if they play each other, maybe seb's the one who can stop Federer..

undomiele
06-27-2004, 06:15 PM
Go Grosjean!!! Im really happy you're doing sooo well! :D :D :yeah: Im rooting for you to win this!!!

ubrunjensen
06-27-2004, 10:19 PM
Frenchman Jean Grosjean beat American Jan-Michael Gambill in three convincing sets. [/I]

:eek: :mad: :(
JEAN GROSJEAN??? Are they joking??? What a mistake, Wimbledon website! How embarrasing is that? And what an absolute downer - I mean, not to get his first name right, after all this time on the circuit, and after all his success in that very tournament??? As that pillar of wisdom, Charlie Brown from the Peanuts, would say: GOOD GRIEF!!! :banghead:

Lizan
06-28-2004, 10:57 AM
Seb will play on court 2 today.. second match, but the first match will soon be over I think.. BUT there is rain AGAIN :rain: :awww:

I have been wondering for soooo long about this.. What does "bs" mean :bs:??

wilma
06-28-2004, 12:52 PM
And it's looking good: 6-2 6-2 and a break up in the third set :)

I have no idea what 'bs' means, Lizan. Sorry.

Lizan
06-28-2004, 01:20 PM
Okay Wilma doesn't matter lol..

I'm not sure if there was rain actually, as the wether is gorgious.. So might have made it up, but the scoreboard said it..

Lizan
06-28-2004, 01:21 PM
It's real scary now btw.. He was 3-5 down in the third set, broke back thank God.. He needs to go on with winning matches in straight sets lol..

esther
06-28-2004, 01:46 PM
HE WON HE WON HE WON HE WON HE WON HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6-2 6-2 7-6 (was 5-3 down)

HES INTO THE QUARTERS
AND HASNT DROPPED A SET!!!

Marine
06-28-2004, 01:47 PM
HE WON 6/2 6/2 7/6 !!!
I saw only the last set and it was very tough, he saved 5 set points at 3/5 ! :worship:
He's strong mentally , and physically !
:)

esther
06-28-2004, 02:06 PM
lizanne- bs = bullshit

esther
06-28-2004, 02:15 PM
johannson or mayer next
talk about easy draw

great to hear he's playing well and up there mentally and physically!! keep going and win this thing!

Peta Pan
06-28-2004, 02:31 PM
johannson or mayer next
talk about easy draw

Eeek, don't get too cocky there :p

I wouldn't treat PimPim too casually - he has a big serve and is on the improve fast!

It's actually a little disappointing for me because quite often I would be cheering for the Swede, but at the moment I am firmly with Seb of course!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: GO SEB :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:)Peta

wilma
06-28-2004, 02:37 PM
Great! No sooner had I posted my last message (that he was a break up) then he lost his serve! So I thought it was me jinxing his match. Good to hear he managed to come back and won the match in straight sets. ALLEZ SEB!!!!

faraway
06-28-2004, 04:03 PM
Oh, I'm late! But I'm really really really happy with seb's win!
just go seb!

Lizan
06-28-2004, 09:13 PM
S. Grosjean Interview
Monday, June 28, 2004


THE MODERATOR: Questions in English first.

Q. Could you just give your thoughts on the match today.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I played a really good match. I was serving very well, yeah, since the first point. You know, I was two-set-to-love-up and a break. In that game, I didn't serve well, and he came back and hit the ball better. You know, I was in trouble at the end of the third set. He had three or four set point.

And, you know, I never give up at the end of the third set. Little by little I came back, my serve came back, and I won in three sets. Is good thing for me.

Q. That was the one thing that really stood out to me, you weren't willing to concede anything in that third set.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah. Even if I had a break down, you know, I keep playing my game. I try to play aggressive because when he's in the feel, I mean, he was playing well. You know, Ginepri is a good player when he's on the court and hit the ball. So I try, you know, to play more aggressive than him all the match.

Q. It seems like a lot has been said of Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Federer, obviously Tim Henman. You're quietly advancing in the tournament. Your next match will be against a player who is in their first Wimbledon, Florian Mayer or the Swedish player.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, I don't know them. I never played against them. I know Johansson has a big serve. He played Arnaud Clement in the first round. I saw a little bit the match. Mayer, I don't know at all. Is going to be the first match against them.

But I don't really focus against the other guy. I still focus on my game and what I have to do, and that's it.

Q. Being French, this being England, grass, you continue to show that you're very comfortable on grass. What is it about your game that allows you to be so comfortable?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: You know, my serve is better than on clay. You know, is a little bit faster. I use more the slice serve. I return well. So that's help me a lot, you know, on grass. It's more a game on that court. You know, I try to enjoy on the court and use more the slice backhand. You know, that's work, so I have to continue like that.

Q. Can you win Wimbledon?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I hope so. You know, I'm here to win the tournament, so I will see. I will be focused on my next match, and after I will see.

Q. During Queen's Club, you said you were very relaxed in London playing matches, then watching some football or listening to music. Do you do the same pattern in Wimbledon?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I don't really watch football anymore (smiling). I keep relaxing myself in London, yeah.

No, I watch a little bit at night, you know, football. But, you know, I like to be in London. You know, it's almost a month now. Keep the same, enjoy playing matches here.

Q. French players have done well here in previous years. Do you listen to them sometimes and talk about playing here?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, I don't listen to them at all, no (smiling).

No, no, no. I just-- laying on grass, it's a surface I love to play. You know, play my game.

Q. Which sort of player would you choose to play against, Mayer or Johansson?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I don't know them, so I don't have any preference about the player, no.

Q. What did impress you, Johansson, in the match against Clement?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I saw, you know, after he was 5-all in the third, so I saw two games in the tiebreak. So I didn't see a lot of, you know, points. But he was serving very well. You know, that is the best shot maybe, yeah.

Marine
06-28-2004, 09:23 PM
Thanks Lizan.

you know, you know, you know....yes Seb, we know interviews in english will always be tougher for you than a match on grass. :kiss:

Lizan
06-28-2004, 09:29 PM
LOOOL Marine, but this isn't his record, I think it's 17 times??
He always uses the same words in his interviews lol, but I think it's sweet, I love it.. I think his english is really good btw.. I heard english is very tough for french people.. :shrug:

Anyway do you think we should be afraid of this Mayer-guy?? Unknown players are always dangerous..

Lizan
06-28-2004, 09:40 PM
They make beautiful pictures at Wimbledon..

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_grosjean10_getty.jpg

Marine
06-28-2004, 09:46 PM
I think his english could be much better, he lives in Florida and uses to make interviews in english.

sphaerena
06-28-2004, 10:09 PM
LOL!! and even in french he always says "Je crois que....Je crois que...."lol
I think if seb won today it's sure because he played well but too because ginepry played down...Ginepry made a lot of faults and his first service didn't works so good as his matches before...and when he woke up in the 3rd set it was tough for seb to overcome...so i think this match is not a good test for him because ginepry wasn't regular at all(?)...
However seb had played very well in the 2 first set, specially his forehand! But I think if he win against Mayer in the next round, it will be a very good test for him to play against Federer or Hewitt ;). And we can know if the seb of 2001 is return!:D

Marine
06-28-2004, 10:25 PM
LOL!! and even in french he always says "Je crois que....Je crois que...."lol


I never noticed that.

xuzizhen
06-29-2004, 01:10 AM
from from this match:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_grosjean17_getty.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM138062810_lower.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM137062810_lower.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/U354P6T12D965988F44DT20040628220843.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/U354P6T12D966000F44DT20040628225627.jpg

xuzizhen
06-29-2004, 01:11 AM
Grosjean Hustles Home

Monday, June 28, 2004



Sebastien Grosjean of France advanced to the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Court 2 with a straight sets victory over the 27th seeded Robbie Ginepri, 21, of the USA.

Grosjean, a semi-finalist last year and playing in The Championships for the sixth time, won 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) against the man who had defeated 6th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain in the third round.

Against 10th seed Grosjean, Ginepri was on the back foot for lengthy periods but made a spirited revival in the third set. At 5-3 Ginepri had five set points but one by one Grosjean fought them off and then broke serve. Ginepri never worried Grosjean again in the remaining three games and the finishing tiebreak.

Grosjean maintained his record at this Wimbledon of not losing a set. He is now well positioned to repeat a semi-final place as he faces an unseeded player in the last eight.

Grosjean was soon in command against Ginepri, whom he had beaten twice before, most recently in the Australian Open this year when he won in four sets on the way to the last eight.

The Frenchman broke early in both the first and second sets, as his court coverage and strength and accuracy of shot paid rich dividends.

After falling behind 2-0 at the start of the third set, Ginepri rallied to take the next three games and play himself back into contention.

At last Grosjean began to make errors and was broken again in the eighth game, when a double fault put him two break points down and he dropped serve on a missed forehand.

Ginepri, serving for the set, went 15-40 as Grosjean put down a backhand winner. This was the prelude for a ferociously contested game, with Ginepri pressing hard for the set and Grosjean hanging on to survive five set points and then break back.

Grosjean had two break points to lead 6-5 but Ginepri saved those with a service winner and then a forehand winner and went on to win the game with a net cord backhand.

Grosjean set up the tiebreak with an ace and made the key shot in the decider with a forehand winner against service to lead 3-2. Grosjean won on his first match point, to complete a performance enhanced by 14 aces.

xuzizhen
06-29-2004, 01:12 AM
Grosjean content at Wimbledon


Monday, June 28, 2004





Life sits easy on the shoulders of Sebastien Grosjean. He loves being in London and is in the fourth week of his annual visit to the city. Away from Wimbledon, where he is a quarter finalist for the second year running, he has been watching some football in Euro 2004, listening to jazz or maybe some other music.

The 26-year-old was born in Marseille (and, naturally, supports the city's football team Olympique) and has based himself in Boca Raton, Florida, since 1999.

Tennis was not Grosjean's first love. His first sport was skiing in the Southern French Alps. But when he did turn to tennis a major career was beckoning. In 1996 he was ranked top in the world in both singles and doubles as his talent dominated all comers. No player had achieved that double for nine years but Grosjean did it comfortably and collected all kinds of titles as his development continued impressively.

Grosjean made his Grand Slam debut in the French Open in 1998 and was a semifinalist at Roland Garros three years later. He has also been into the last four at two other Slams, Wimbledon and the Australian, and by 2001 became the first French player to end the year in the top ten since Cedric Pioline in 1993.

If you ask Grosjean if he speaks to other French players who have a good record on grass he smiles and says 'no.' He relies on the information coming from his coach Thierry Tulasne who, unlike his charge, had no great record on grass. He played Wimbledon twice, winning one match, but has made up for that as Grosjean surges on.

Grosjean clearly likes the challenge of tennis in the English summer. Last year he was runner-up in the Stella Artois championship and a semi-finalist at Wimbledon and having repeated the first feat there is every chance that he will repeat his Wimbledon semi-final as well.

"I stay focused on my game and what I have to do and that's it," says Grosjean of his approach as the demands increase at Wimbledon. "I am here to win the tournament so I will be focused on my next match.

"My serve is better than on clay, it is a little bit faster. I use a slice serve and I return well, that helps me a lot on grass. Grass is a surface I love to play on. You know, just to play my game."

Last year Andy Roddick was the only player to beat Grosjean on grass. They have already met in the Stella Artois final this month. The only time they could meet at Wimbledon would be in the final.

xuzizhen
06-29-2004, 01:18 AM
report from fft.fr plus an interview:

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/journal/grosjean2806.htm

http://www.fft.fr/news/photos2004/grosjean2806.jpg

Marine
06-29-2004, 06:35 AM
Grosjean content at Wimbledon


listening to jazz or maybe some other music.



probably some other music, yeah... :lol:

wilma
06-29-2004, 06:51 AM
I've seen that interview below, and the 'you know's aren't really that obvious when he's talking - I guess because he talks softly and tends to mumble a bit. They really stand out written down, though :) He was looking great: black cap and cool jacket :cool: :p

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-29-2004, 08:32 AM
Agrrrrr!!! Seb go go go!!! Hopefully he'll be in the SemiFinals (the stupid HK TV channel boardcasts only Semi-finals and Finals... and indeed, they never boardcast any other Grand Slams... only Wimby... Eeeeekkkk...), and at that point, I will be having a chance to see his match, again!

The guy that our "Jean Grosjsean" gonna face-- Florian Mayer... oh... indeed I don't know him... did he play good? OKIE... ANYWAYZ... "Jean Grosjean" gonna make it!!!

(Ajejeeee... about the "Jean Grosjean" thing... it's really funny. That might be too many French guys call "Jean-something" (eg Jean-Paul, Jean-Luis...BLAH~), so... but that's too wrong!)

PLUS... which one do you guys want to see: Seb vs Fed or Seb vs Hewitt? I want to see the previous one!!! Nono calls Federer "Harry Potter"...jejeeee...
Well, waitin' for the good news!!!

Marine
06-29-2004, 08:56 AM
L'equipe, today


QU'ON NE S'Y TROMPE PAS, Sébastien Grosjean est bien l'homme des grandes occasions. Sur les quatorze derniers tournois du Grand Chelem qu'il a disputés, il est arrivé une fois sur deux en quarts de finale, et a même poussé trois fois jusqu'en demi. De quoi prétendre sérieusement au cercle des huit meilleurs joueurs du monde, auquel il a appartenu pour la dernière fois il y a près de deux ans (le 28 octobre 2002).
Aujourd'hui 13e selon le classement ATP, parce que moins performant sur le circuit « ordinaire », le numéro 1 français n'a d'ailleurs pas encore sauvé les points de sa demi-finale de l'an dernier à Wimbledon et pourrait donc quitter le top 15 lundi prochain.

Mais aucun calcul mental de ce genre n'est venu perturber Grosjean hier. Il faut donc chercher ailleurs les causes de la migraine qu'il a ressentie hier au début de son troisième set. « Tout allait bien jusqu'à 6-2, 6-2, 2-0, quand j'ai commencé à avoir mal à la tête, expliqua-t-il. Jusque-là, j'avais très bien servi et appliqué à la perfection la tactique prévue, à savoir agresser Ginepri dès que possible et ne pas lui permettre d'installer son jeu en cadence. »


Le Mayer est à venir
L'aspirine n'ayant pas eu le temps d'agir (« c'était surtout en cas de prolongation, en cas de quatrième... »), Grosjean vit l'Américain, plus costaud côté biceps que stratégie, inverser le rapport de force dans cette troisième manche, au point de mener 5-3, service à suivre. « Mais je suis resté assez calme, assura le Français, et je crois que c'est davantage moi qui ai sauvé les balles de set que lui ne les a ratées... »

« D'accord, je n'ai pas perdu une manche dans ce tournoi, mais le plus important, c'est d'être en quart et de continuer à jouer ce tennis-là, assura Grosjean, comme pour minimiser l'impression de force tranquille inspirée par son parcours. Les sensations sont bonnes dans tous les compartiments du jeu. J'ai pour l'instant battu des joueurs moins bien classés que l'an dernier, mais ça ne change rien à mes ambitions. J'ai envie d'être encore là dimanche. À partir de maintenant, il s'agira encore plus de s'appuyer sur mes forces et d'aller de l'avant. »

Mais "Seb" ne manque pas de malice non plus, et dispose aussi d'une autre arme, fatale celle-là : « Quand je me fais plaisir, en général, je joue très bien, quelle que soit la surface. Mais sur gazon, le tennis est encore plus un jeu. » Et il se fait donc encore plus plaisir...

sebgrosfan
06-29-2004, 03:01 PM
Oh darn, is Seb scheduled to meet Hewitt or Federer in the semi-final if he wins tomorrow?? Oh, sh*te! What bad luck! Oh well, I guess Roddick wouldn't be much fun either...

Lizan
06-29-2004, 06:40 PM
Tomorrow he plays. Court 1 third match.. Watch it!! ;)

ubrunjensen
06-29-2004, 07:52 PM
I will, I will, believe me, if at all possible (depends on Danish TV) - and as for meeting either Hewitt or Federer in SF - well, first things first, and he still needs to beat Mayer the Unknown. Will begin to worry about Federer/Hewitt after that...Thank God, it's not that eternal brat Roddick! I quite despair that Grosjean will never lick Roddick again...

wilma
06-29-2004, 08:24 PM
Tomorrow he plays. Court 1 third match.. Watch it!! ;)
I don't think it will be shown - as Federer-Hewitt and Henman-OopsIdontknowwho play on Centre Court. Lizanne, you must have noticed by now that our gorgeous Frenchman is totally ignored by the guys on RTL!!!! :(

Lizan
06-30-2004, 08:51 AM
I don't think it will be shown - as Federer-Hewitt and Henman-OopsIdontknowwho play on Centre Court. Lizanne, you must have noticed by now that our gorgeous Frenchman is totally ignored by the guys on RTL!!!! :(

Yeah I know :sad: strange.. On the other hand, Roddick is ignored too.. But I do think we'll see him today. Yesterday they showed all the matches on RTL5, and BBC shows centre court on BBC1 and Court 1 on BBC2 or the other way around.. So I think (I hope) we will see him..

Lalitha
06-30-2004, 09:12 AM
Seb is playing well and he is on his way to equal his best run at Wimbledon.

xuzizhen
06-30-2004, 10:08 AM
Court 1 (13h00, HF)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA/4) - Paola Suarez (ARG/9)
Sjeng Schalken (NED/12) - Andy Roddick (USA/2)
Florian Mayer (GER) - Sébastien Grosjean (FRA/10)

wilma
06-30-2004, 11:21 AM
Yesterday they showed all the matches on RTL5, and BBC shows centre court on BBC1 and Court 1 on BBC2 or the other way around.. So I think (I hope) we will see him..
Really? I hope so! I should set my video machine right away, because I have a meeting form 3-5 pm :(

esther
06-30-2004, 12:51 PM
We're getting the centre court matches tonite too -Henman vs Ancic and Hewitt vs Federer...not surprising but oh well. Seb's match would probably start here at maybe 2:30am...i bit late even for me i think lol

LOL at seb saying 'you know' 17 times...thats classic. I wonder if he actually REALISES...i'm sure someone's told him hmm...and i thought JC was bad...

Keep going Seb...please dont lose before the semi!!!!

sebgrosfan
06-30-2004, 03:45 PM
Did anyone see the little Seb interview that was on the BBC when there was a rain delay (or in between two matches)? It was so cute. It was basicly Seb walking from the practice courts, past Henman Hill to wherever, interviewed by Lucy Rusedski. She asked a couple of questions about quirky stuff, like about his shoe collection (I think he said he had either 15 or 50 pairs!) and whether he liked playing against Tim Henman in England (he said he loved it, sneaky b*st*rd!!). They also showed some cute footage of Lola and Marie-Pierre from a couple of years ago. He was so relaxed doing this interview and Sue Barker is always saying how popular he is with the other players and what a nice guy he is :D We're not the only ones who've seen the light ;)

wilma
06-30-2004, 06:13 PM
Oh noooooooooooo!!! Haven't seen it!!!!! Sounds really cute.
By the way, does Seb have a new sponsor? (not that it's very important) I saw a red label on his sleeve.

Lizan
06-30-2004, 06:13 PM
Yeaahhhh I saw the interview too!!!! I would have never expected to see his daughter, but she's really cute.. He's cute with her..
Yes 50!! pairs, and some of them he never wears, still in the box!! LOL..

But he's a break down now!! But I'm watching (on the scoreboard) so it'll be okay, no seb on tv..........AGAIN!!

Lizan
06-30-2004, 06:14 PM
YESSSSSSSSSS he broke back, btw I was kiddin about me watching, but it does help.. lol

MissPovaFan
06-30-2004, 06:18 PM
Latest in the Grosjean v Mayer match is...

Sebastien Grosjean v Florian Mayer 4-3 (Mayer Serving)

Lizan
06-30-2004, 06:38 PM
I believe this Mayer-guy is pretty good, or Seb's playing not so good! I think he has some trouble..

MissPovaFan
06-30-2004, 06:41 PM
Sebastien Grosjean v Florian Mayer 7-5 0-0

Lizan
06-30-2004, 06:41 PM
ouffffffff 7-5 SEB!! C'mon, nerve breaking..

Marine
06-30-2004, 07:06 PM
I'm watching the match and I can say you Seb is playing badly !!!! He was lucky to win the first set and to break back (error of the umpire chair !).
I hope he's getting to play better !!! http://yelims.free.fr/Hein/Hein47.gif

MissPovaFan
06-30-2004, 07:08 PM
7-5 3-4 Grosjean - on serve in the 2nd set.

Marine
06-30-2004, 07:30 PM
He's playing better now (he heart me :angel: ).

Marine
06-30-2004, 07:50 PM
http://yelims.free.fr/Fete/Banane05.gif SEB IS IN SEMI !http://yelims.free.fr/Fete/Banane05.gif

7/5 6/4 6/2

His last set was a festival !!! http://yelims.free.fr/TopOuNul/Super13.gif

Lizan
06-30-2004, 07:53 PM
LOL Marine :lol:
I thought they only had the bananas in yellow..
But hey? Should we be happy with the way he played?? I believe he was making a lot of unforced errors, and first serve was bad, didn't make to many aces.. He probably had too much rest..

Anyway I'm glad he's in the semies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sphaerena
06-30-2004, 09:41 PM
I'm agree with you Lizan.... :s I think seb had made to many unforced errors....and yes his first serve wasn't as best as his matches before... If he wants beat Federer he had to play better than today even he won. ; )
But I'm glad too seb won!!! :D:D :D
i can't waiting his semie.....lol I hope he could take experience of his last one on Wimbledon's grass and don't do the same mistake ;)

LiuBei
06-30-2004, 10:23 PM
Hi people!

I'm new here and would just like to say GOOD LUCK SEB for Friday!! I believe that if he can play a consistent game he will have a good chance vs feds, as their styles are similar (not a particularily big serve). Hopefully he can make up for his weaker forehand by using his speed... ;)

Neely
06-30-2004, 10:29 PM
don't know if you remind the first picture but Seb crashed into the chairs retrieving a ball and still made the point, that was good :worship: :)

I'm a little bit sad for Mayer, but he did well this tournament and Grosjean was simply the much better player in this match.
Still good achievement from Mayer...

zyim333
07-01-2004, 01:45 AM
But hey? Should we be happy with the way he played?? I believe he was making a lot of unforced errors, and first serve was bad, didn't make to many aces.. He probably had too much rest..


this won't last to the semi final.i do believe.even though harry potter is so tough to play against. ;) ;) let's be more optimistic!
allez !seb

zyim333
07-01-2004, 01:48 AM
thank u! Neely! Mayor has already done a good job!so cheers!

hello,welcome here.liubei!

xuzizhen
07-01-2004, 01:57 AM
I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!Seb in semi again!!!!!!!!!!
Now i'm determined to go home and see the semi !!thought ather tomorrow i'll have pediatrics&genecology exams :o. But nothing can compare to this !!! :angel: :angel:

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xuzizhen
07-01-2004, 02:01 AM
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xuzizhen
07-01-2004, 02:06 AM
Grosjean Gallops to Semis


Wednesday, June 30, 2004



Sebastien Grosjean is probably the most underrated grass court player around, quietly going about his business to reach, for the second successive year, the last four of The Championships.

Last year he was very much under the spotlight having reached the final of Queen's at the expense of Tim Henman, and again eliminating the British number one at the quarter-final stage of Wimbledon. And let us not forget he made the Queen's final again a few weeks ago.

The Frenchman, who also has the 2000 Nottingham title to his credit, may not have a conventional grass court game, but his aggressive approach and experience stood him in great stead against the 20 year-old Florian Mayer who was enjoying his best run at his third Grand Slam event. Grosjean won 7-5, 6-4, 6-2

But he was made to work. In both the opening sets, Mayer grabbed the initial advantage and on both occasions, Grosjean struck back with venom, as one would expect from the French Davis Cup player who loves to go for his shots.

Having withstood a more than creditable challenge from Mayer, who was well able to match Grosjean for the first 84-minutes, the tenth seed suddenly burst into action in the third with a series of searing strokes which had the No1 Court crowd rising in their seats with admiration.

That period of brilliance gave him the vital break for a 4-1 lead. Having established that momentum, Grosjean was not about to let his advantage slip. Mayer certainly tried to regain some of his earlier form but it proved pointless as Grosjean worked his inevitable way to match points in the eighth game. He finally claimed a semi-final place with a swinging backhand on the second one, the shot landing squarely on the sideline as Mayer valiantly attempted to hold serve.

Grosjean has yet to drop a set at this year's Championships and while many may still look on him as a clay court player and the underdog for this year's title, he must be considered a contender having quietly arrived in the semi-finals for a second consecutive year.

He now faces Roger Federer, the defending champion, who dropped his first set of the fortnight to a player who has a similar game to the Frenchman. It could prove interesting.

xuzizhen
07-01-2004, 02:12 AM
Wimbledon: "Federer, mon plus grand défi", selon Grosjean
mer 30 jui, 11:11 PM



LONDRES (Reuters) - Sébastien Grosjean s'est hissé pour la deuxième année consécutive en demi-finale de Wimbledon en battant mercredi soir l'Allemand Florian Mayer, 66e mondial, en trois sets (7-5 6-4 6-2).



Comme Roddick, il n'a toujours cédé la moindre manche sur le gazon londonien, mais a le bonheur de croiser cinq joueurs tous classés au delà de la 30e place mondiale.


Florian Mayer, 66e à l'ATP, a néanmoins posé des problèmes au Français. "C'est vrai qu'il a une technique déroutante, je ne l'avais jamais vu jouer, c'était assez délicat à gérer", a déclaré Sébastien Grosjean.


"Il a un bon toucher de balle, un peu à la manière de Santoro, notamment en slice de revers à deux mains. J'attribue mon début de match difficile au fait qu'on a dû attendre 35 minutes dans un petit local parce que le court était bâché. J'étais assez lent de jambes".


En demi-finale, Grosjean va s'attaquer à la montagne Federer, le tenant du titre. "Je n'aurai rien à perdre, je jouerai agressif", a poursuivi Grosjean.


"On ne s'est pas joués depuis 2001. Depuis huit mois, Roger domine le tennis. Je trouve qu'il est plus rigoureux, plus constant, sans parler de la confiance emmagasinée depuis sa victoire ici l'an dernier.


"C'est ma quatrième demi-finale de Grand Chelem. Une demi, c'est toujours un défi, mais c'est vrai que c'est la première fois que je vais jouer le n°1 mondial à ce stade de la compétition. L'adversaire est plus redoutable que Clément, Corretja ou Philippoussis, mes précédents adversaires à ce niveau".

xuzizhen
07-01-2004, 02:15 AM
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/photo3/grosjean.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/photo3/grosjean1.jpg

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_grosjean79_afp.jpg

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_10_grosjean29_reuters.jpg

esther
07-01-2004, 02:26 AM
awww that interview about the shoes sounded really cute!!

i told you he wouldnt have any problems against mayer!!! :)

I hope he gives Federer a run for his money...we'll see.

esther
07-01-2004, 03:08 AM
Federer, my greatest challenge

LONDRES (Reuters) - Sébastien Grosjean has made it to the semi finals for the second consequetive year after beating German Florian Mayer, 66th in the world, in the quarters on Wednesday night in three sets (7-5 6-4 6-2).

Like Roddick, Seb has not yet conceded a set on the London grass, but has had the luxury of playing all 5 players all under the top 30 in the world.
Florian Mayer, 66e on the ATP, nevertheless posed a few problems for the French player.

"It's true he has quite a disconcerting technique, i hadnt played him before, it wasnt easy. He has a good touch, a bit like Santoro and especially with his double handed slice backhand. I had a difficult start because we had to wait 35 minutes with the rain delay. I wasn't moving as fast as i could have been."

In the semis, Grosjean will have to face the defending champion Federe.
"I've got nothing to lose, i will play agressive. We havent played since 2001. Roger has dominated tennis for 8 months. I think he's the most rigorous, consistent player and he's got ever reason to be confident. It's my fourth semi final in a Grand Slam. A semi final is always a challenge, and its the first time i've faced the number one player in a semi. He'll be more of a challenge than the previous players i've faced in a semi- Clément, Corretja or Philippoussis."

esther
07-01-2004, 03:10 AM
Grosjean et Mauresmo à l'honneur
30 juin 2004 - Emmanuel LANGELLIER
Superbes performances de Sébastien Grosjean (tombeur de l'Allemand Mayer) et d'Amélie Mauresmo (vainqueur de l'Argentine Suarez) qui se sont qualifiés mercredi pour les demi-finales de Wimbledon. Mario Ancic (qui a sorti Tim Henman), Roger Federer (vainqueur de Lleyton Hewitt) et Andy Roddick sont également qualifiés. Mauresmo affrontera jeudi Serena Williams.


Il y aura deux Français en demi-finale à Wimbledon ! Une performance rarissime qu'il convient de souligner car Sébastien Grosjean et Amélie Mauresmo se sont bel et bien hissés mercredi dans le dernier carré du tournoi londonien. Pour chacun, c'est la deuxième fois qu'ils arrivent à ce stade de la compétition. Grosjean a été le dernier qualifié du jour en fin de journée grâce à un nouveau succès en trois sets devant l'Allemand Florian Mayer 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Le Français, tête de série n°10, affrontera Roger Federer, le numéro 1 mondial et tenant du titre, qui a sorti Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-7, 6-0, 6-4. L'autre demi-finale opposera vendredi l'invité surprise, le Croate Mario Ancic qui a éliminé Tim Henman 7-6, 6-4, 6-2, à Andy Roddick, tombeur logique de Sjeng Schalken, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3

Comme il y a deux ans, Amélie Mauresmo et Serena Williams vont s’affronter jeudi en demi-finale sur le gazon du court central de Wimbledon. Les deux concurrentes se sont qualifiées mercredi pour le dernier carré avec plus ou moins de difficultés. Excellemment partie face à l’Argentine Paola Suarez, la Française a fléchi dans le deuxième set après avoir facilement empoché le gain du premier 6-0. Hésitante, notre Amélie nationale nous a fait peur en concédant le second round 7-5. Heureusement, elle s’est bien reprise pour empocher le dernier set 6-1 et le match après 1h42 de jeu. La tête de série numéro 4 aura réussi 8 aces et 29 coups gagnants et commis 26 fautes.

Il en faudra beaucoup moins contre Serena si elle veut prendre sa revanche de 2002 (l’Américaine s’était imposée 6-2, 6-1) car la cadette des sœurs Williams est en grande forme. Après avoir écrasé Tatiana Golovin 6-2, 6-1, elle a atomisé Jennifer Capriati 6-1, 6-1 en 45 minutes. Impressionnant ! La double tenante du titre, qui en est à 19 victoires de suite à Londres, a encore très bien servi (36 aces depuis le début du tournoi, 5 doubles fautes) et il faudra être particulièrement costaude pour l’inquiéter. D’autant qu’Amélie Mauresmo, qui a un bandage à une cuisse et à une main, ne l’a battue qu’une fois en sept rencontres. Un rappel : l'autre demie oppose jeudi Lindsay Davenport à Maria Sharapova.

esther
07-01-2004, 03:14 AM
« Nous sommes partis pour jouer avec Mayer et quand nous sommes arrivés sur le court, il était bâché. On nous a dit qu'on allait jouer tout de suite, en fait on a attendu 35 minutes. Il faisait assez sombre et ça glissait un peu. C'était un peu long et j'ai mal débuté, mais j'ai assez vite recollé au score. Je n'ai pas du tout pensé à la fin du match et à la possibilité de revenir sur le court demain. Je ne l'avais jamais vu jouer et c'est un peu délicat d'arriver en quarts sans connaître son adversaire. C'est un bon joueur, un peu bizarre côté revers. C'est un super défi pour Amélie (Mauresmo) et pour moi de rencontrer les têtes de série N.1. en demies. »

We got to the court to play Mayer and when we arrived on the court, it was covered. They told us that we'd start playing straight away, but we ended up having to wait for 35 minutes. It was quite dark and it was spitting. It was a bit long to wait and i had a difficult start, but i levelled up the score quickly. I never thought about the end of the match or the possibility of having to return tomororw to finish it off. I hadn't played him before and it was a bit difficult to get to a quarter final match without knowing much about your opponent. He's a good player, he's got a weird backhand. Its going to be a challenge for myself and Amelie to face the number one players in the semis.

wilma
07-01-2004, 08:04 AM
don't know if you remind the first picture but Seb crashed into the chairs retrieving a ball and still made the point, that was good :worship: :)

Isn't it weird that on your picture all the people in the audience are looking another way, while poor Seb does his somersault? LOL. So he wasn't hurt?
The BBC showed only two games of the match live (I can't get the digital BBC), and Dutch TV didn't even mention Seb :rolleyes: and instead went on to show a repeat of Williams vs Capriata after the Federer-Hewitt match. So I was really disappointed.
Anyway, they can't ignore him in the semis :)

wilma
07-01-2004, 08:18 AM
Oh, and Seb's 10th in the ATP Race :D

Marine
07-01-2004, 08:37 AM
"Seb crashed into the chairs retrieving a ball and "...ohhhhhhh I remember this point !!!!!! A beautiful point, I was "awwwwwwwwwwwwwww seb :worship: " ! lol

sebgrosfan
07-01-2004, 09:42 AM
So this is pretty much the end of the road... Federer will rip him to shreds, I'm sure. No, not pessimistic, just realistic :o I'd give Seb a 20% chance tomorrow...

Gawd, and just to think that if Seb did win, he would most likely meet Roddick in the final. Oh, bugger!! If only it could be a Seb-Ancic final... :angel:

like this, Marine? ;)

Marine
07-01-2004, 10:25 AM
Hehe, Jude Law ...at tv they showed him yesterday, he was kissing his g/f (it was not a simple kiss, believe me...lol)

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-01-2004, 11:11 AM
I think I am a very very late one to talk about Seb's winning against the German... I watched the highlights stuff last night but they were all about the ladies' matches!!! So bad!
Anyway, so nice to know that Seb made it, AGAIN! Next round against Fed... Hope that he will be good... I think Seb will do it well! Indeed I don't think he will win Fed but... he's good enough!
How did I know about Seb's winning? That was: when I was sitting in the metro train, the news screen showed ther words "Wimbledon news- Federer and Grosjean will be fighting for the place to the finals", and I 2was like, "Agrrrrrrrr!!! He made it! Semi-finals!!!" All the people were just looking at me and they were like -_-|||... But I was soosooososooo happy about that! It was a very nice moment which I had been waiting for!

Lizan
07-01-2004, 11:19 AM
Isn't it weird that on your picture all the people in the audience are looking another way, while poor Seb does his somersault? LOL. So he wasn't hurt?
The BBC showed only two games of the match live (I can't get the digital BBC), and Dutch TV didn't even mention Seb :rolleyes: and instead went on to show a repeat of Williams vs Capriata after the Federer-Hewitt match. So I was really disappointed.


Ooh me too, I can't believe it, in the whole tournament I've seen Seb played 15 minutes or something. The first time they showed him, I saw him 10 minutes on BBC and then for some reason they showed another match, and yesterday 5 minutes, just before the end.. And I was thinking yess Federers match against Hewitt is finished so RTL will probably show the match from Seb now, WHAT DO THEY DO??????????????? they show that soooooo boring match of Serena which they had showed before..
I'm really really disappointed... :sad:

Anyway, he doesn't have an injury form that dive lol has he???
Ohh maybe he can make it very difficult on Federer.. Maybe he can even upset him, think positive!! Ooohhh wouldn't that be awesome??

BTW Wilma I noticed that too, everybody is watching to where the ball goes to, only the ballboy is watching lol.
I wish I saw that piont, must have been beautifull..

Lizan
07-01-2004, 11:22 AM
How did I know about Seb's winning? That was: when I was sitting in the metro train, the news screen showed ther words "Wimbledon news- Federer and Grosjean will be fighting for the place to the finals", and I 2was like, "Agrrrrrrrr!!! He made it! Semi-finals!!!" All the people were just looking at me and they were like -_-|||... But I was soosooososooo happy about that! It was a very nice moment which I had been waiting for!

LOOOOL KELLY!! That's soooo funny..

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-01-2004, 01:07 PM
Aggrrrrrr....... poor Seb crashed into the chairs (but he looked stupid with that... jejejeeee)
aha... I think I will be crying a lot if the finals turn out to be Seb vs Roddie... but that means he has a chance, if he has defeated Fed, given that Fed didn't do anything wrong...

Keep going man!

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-01-2004, 01:24 PM
Aggrrrrrr....... poor Seb crashed into the chairs (but he looked stupid with that... jejejeeee)
aha... I think I will be crying a lot if the finals turn out to be Seb vs Roddie... but that means he has a chance, if he has defeated Fed, given that Fed didn't do anything wrong...

Keep going man!

ubrunjensen
07-01-2004, 03:24 PM
Love your pix, Bix! And I'm rhyming, too...he looks really focused and determined. And he will need all his concentration and all the tricks in the bag to beat Federer in the SF. Federer? The guy's awesome, best most versatile player in the world - and that's the guy our Grosjean has to face and overcome in order to make it into the Final! Well, miracles do happen. Portugal plays the final on Sunday, I sure hope Grosjean will join them and play his final in Wimbledon! Anyway, he's got nothing to lose against the world number one.

Tricky_Forehand
07-01-2004, 08:43 PM
C'mon Seb!!! I know he can do it!!! He has been the one bright spot for me in this miserable ass Wimbledon.

I don't care if it's Federer. Seb can still win if he plays as he has been and doesn't give anything away to Roger. I would love to see Seb vs. Mario in the Final. If it's the other two then this Wimbledon will really suck (well...unless Roddick gets beaten the crap out of :devil: )

I guess i'm not the only one with little coverage of Seb the past 2 weeks. I saw about 40 minutes or so when he played Robby :rolleyes: .

Go Seb!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Lizan
07-01-2004, 10:25 PM
No I actually love this "edition" of Wimbledon.. 2 and a half of my favourites are through to the semies.. Bcos well of course Seb, and Ancic I really begin 2 love him 2 and the half is from Federer (he's not really my fav but he is a little bit, I dunno myself, I just love his game, but he's 2 good to be supporting him LOL)

This is what's on the Wimbledonsite, really funny:
Grosjean, the Florida-based Frenchman who, you suspect, goes to bed wearing that back-to-front cap, stand in his way. He holds a 2-1 lead over Federer in their career head-to-head. All three matches, none of them on grass, were played in 2001, back when the Swiss was a teenager, and they have not squared up since.

Lizan
07-01-2004, 10:28 PM
BTW I saw the interview yesterday on BBC with Seb. Today there was an even better one.. You could see him when he was young playing tennis, and they showed a piece of him playing football, shirtless LOL.. He was actually pretty good!!

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 01:58 AM
they showed a piece of him playing football, shirtless LOL.. He was actually pretty good!!

Maybe i saw this in one of the stade 2 videos :angel:

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 01:59 AM
Centre Court 1.00 pm Start

1. Gentlemen's Singles - Semis
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[10]

followed by:
2. Gentlemen's Singles - Semis
Mario Ancic (CRO) v. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]

Sammy
07-02-2004, 05:08 AM
Thanks for posting that photo of him slamming into the chairs! I saw a glimpse of this on the tele the other night (It's about all they'v showed of him over here in Australia!)

But no more complaints from me!

I get to watch him tonight!

I have this great feeling that he's going to win against Federer. :) All common sense tells me he wont, but something inside me tells me he will. :) Perhaps that something is 'hope'? lol.

Allez Seb!

All those photos you guys posted are just....wonderful!

I'm gonna be such a wreck tonight when the match is on! If he loses, then Federer's got my cheers all the way to the finals!

Sammy

esther
07-02-2004, 07:54 AM
ugh at least you guys have seen SOMETHING of Seb...i havent seen him AT ALL :bigcry: and coverage here starts at 11:45pm...thats 45 minutes after the start of the match!!!! stupid AFL :( I hope he plays well...make us proud against the number one player in the world!!!

bonne chance Seb!!!

wilma
07-02-2004, 08:13 AM
BTW I saw the interview yesterday on BBC with Seb. Today there was an even better one.. You could see him when he was young playing tennis, and they showed a piece of him playing football, shirtless LOL.. He was actually pretty good!!
Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh wasn't that great? :) What about those lurid green and pink trousers he was wearing as a kid?! :p I've seen the interview about 20 times now - can't get enough of it! And Lola is the spitting image of her mother and has her father's curly hair :)

But did you see/hear the information they gave on RTL? They gave the impression that he was a midget and expressed their surprise over the fact that despite his size he had fathered two children :confused: I told you that Jan Siemerink talks a lot of nonsense! Furthermore, he had had a ridiculously easy draw, according to them.

Anyway, we'll see! I hope Seb can keep up his good form and will make life difficult for Federer. ALLEZ SEB :banana:

sebgrosfan
07-02-2004, 08:30 AM
Jeez, Jan Siemerink, what a nitwit! If it were up to me, Seb would fathered a lot more than *just* two children ;)

Don't you just love how at Wimbledon they don't call it the Men's Semis but the Gentlemen's Semis? :D Got to love Wimbledon!

Sammy
07-02-2004, 08:34 AM
Esther! :( I'm in the same boat as you. :(

That's the worst news I've heard all day!

Sammy

Marine
07-02-2004, 08:36 AM
Sorry, I don't understand, what's the link between his size and his children ???

Stupid interview (stupid questions !!!!!!)

THE MODERATOR: Please.

Q. We're still two matches away from something pretty special, but as you know, Andy has a court in his backyard. Have you ever been invited to play on that court?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: In Boca?

Q. Yes.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I think we never played together in his home, but we played together in Boca.

Q. At Evert's?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, Evert we play a few times.

Q. How long would it take you, if you set out from your home to drive to Andy's house? How long would it take?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Which home? His home or his parents'?

Q. His home.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: It's like, I don't know, seven minutes, eight minutes.

Q. Would there be anything special about two neighbors, a young man from the south of France and a kid that grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, playing in the final of Wimbledon together?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I don't know something special. But just special to play the final, that's it. He's not French. Even if we live close together, he's not French. More special, you know, to play the final here in Wimbledon than to play against Andy.

Q. You haven't played Roger in three years. You beat him a couple of times. It'sancient history. How do you size up the match against him?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: For sure he's the best player on the tour. Especially on grass, he didn't lost a match since last year. But against him, I have nothing to lose. Now in semis, everything can happen. I have to try to play, you know, aggressive and to enjoy the match on the court.

We will see the result

Sammy
07-02-2004, 08:50 AM
What a stupid interview! :(

Lizan
07-02-2004, 08:57 AM
LOL yeah I was reading it yesterday, I was thinking "why are they asking this question?" :cuckoo:...weird interview.

Anyway Wilma, I dunno what they (the ones from RTL) have against Grosjean :smash:, so weird.. He's just an amazingly great player.. BBC on the othre hand is really positive about him, especially Sue tells really nice things about him (nicest guy on tour and all). :wavey:
I have the same feeling as Sammy for some reason I think he's going to win too.. But I also think thats just hope LOOOL.. C'mon :bounce: SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN :armed: you can do it!! :toothy:

wilma
07-02-2004, 09:16 AM
Sorry, I don't understand, what's the link between his size and his children ???
My point exactly!

Oh I saw part of the interview below on TV - the end was rather embarrassing; there was just total silence.

RTL (= Jan Siemerink and Jaco Eltingh) don't only hate Seb, but Arnaud Clément as well. I'm just wondering if it has anything to do with previous Davis Cup matches of France vs Netherlands. Would be very childish and pathetic, though, it that were true.

esther
07-02-2004, 01:47 PM
stupid rain delay

STOP RAINING!

Sammy
07-02-2004, 02:22 PM
You still waiting Esther?

I hope this rain clears soon!

Sallie

Sammy
07-02-2004, 02:27 PM
The covers are coming off!!

*mumbles* ...... Again.

carole
07-02-2004, 02:33 PM
He made two BEAUTIFUL points right before the rain delay, I was like "Oh my GOD!"
Stupid rain!

Allez Sébastien!

Sammy
07-02-2004, 02:48 PM
The covers are back on the courts.

*mumbles* .....Again. :(

wilma
07-02-2004, 02:51 PM
They're all waiting for me to get home :) Ten more minutes and then it's 5 pm - you'll see, then the weather will clear.

ALLEZ SEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marine
07-02-2004, 02:52 PM
He needs more than 2 beautiful points to win!! lol

Lizan
07-02-2004, 03:09 PM
yes 3 more!! And then again a break, it's possible, I don't think he was playing awfull, he got better in the game at the end..
C'mon Sebbbbbbbbbb!!!!!!!

Sammy
07-02-2004, 03:14 PM
Why are channel 9 (Aussie station showing Wimbledon) showing a replay of the Hewitt / Federer quarter-final match during this rain break?

We saw this match two nights ago!

If you have to give us a replay, then give us a match you haven't televised - such as the Grosjean / Mayer match!


Grrr's at Channel 9 and the rain and the clouds and the covers. :(

Marine
07-02-2004, 03:24 PM
In my opinion, they don't care about this match...LOL

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 06:00 PM
no!!!!!!!! 0-2! lost 2 sets now!!! Hold on seb,Please!!!

wilma
07-02-2004, 06:10 PM
I fear Seb's going out in straight sets - Ferderer's just too good!

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 06:23 PM
The rain! again!

Marine
07-02-2004, 06:30 PM
Arghhhhhh !!!!!!! Seb could have brekone at least once on this set ! And he lead several times 30/0 on roger's serve, but every time, his opponent was too good on important points ! :mad:

MissPovaFan
07-02-2004, 06:32 PM
The rain! again!

Hopefully Grosjean can do a 'Sharapova' with regards to the rain delay ;)

wilma
07-02-2004, 07:11 PM
Well, let's hope Seb has a good night and does better tomorrow! Allez Seb!

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 07:53 PM
Rain Disrupts Play

Friday, July 2, 2004





Bad weather once again intervened in this year’s Championships, with rain showers during the afternoon disrupting today’s order of play and forcing play to be abandoned just before 8pm.

Although matches were scheduled to begin at noon on the outside courts and at 1pm on Centre Court and No.1 Court, rain meant that play had to be delayed until around one o’clock on all courts. However, about half an hour after play started, the players had to come off the six courts in action today.

Frustratingly for fans, players and officials alike, the covers came on and off courts a number of times as a succession of showers passed over the grounds. Only five full games were possible in the men’s singles semi-final between Roger Federer and Sebastien Grosjean on Centre Court until early evening.

The rain meant that the Wimbledon organisers had to reschedule the day's order of play. The men's semi-final between Andy Roddick and Mario Ancic, due to start on Centre Court after the Federer-Grosjean semi-final, was moved to No.1 Court so that both matches could be played at the same time.

When play was abandoned for the day, Federer was leading 4-3 in the third set, having won the first two sets. Roddick was 4-3 up in the second set after winning the first.

The British summer has not been kind to Wimbledon this year – the first two days of The Championships suffered a number of rain interruptions, while the Wednesday and Saturday of the first week were completely rained off. Play had to take place on the Middle Sunday, traditionally the rest day during the Fortnight, as the Wimbledon organisers tried to catch up on the backlog of matches caused by the two lost days.

If there is some hope for tennis fans, it is that the All England Club is planning to put a roof on Centre Court. However, this is not expected to be finished before 2009.

xuzizhen
07-02-2004, 07:57 PM
How i will seb could win today!----It's my birthday!

Marine
07-02-2004, 08:20 PM
http://yelims.free.fr/Fete/HappyBirthDay.gif
XUZIZHEN

Lizan
07-02-2004, 08:34 PM
AWWWW Congratulations Xuzizhen!!!!!!!!

I think Seb had many chances but didn't made them, we'll see about tomorrow, maybe Federer will get an injury or something lol, nah I'm kind of kiddin.. I would never wish an injury to anybody!!

Lizan
07-02-2004, 08:41 PM
I think he's gonna need a miracle.. Just maybe..... Keep having my hopes up :)

Marine
07-02-2004, 08:45 PM
But, like the commentators said on tv (noooo, they're not chauvinist at all...lol) if Seb could serve on his face...or if federer could slip and make a distorsion...it would be a solution... :o

Lizan
07-02-2004, 08:56 PM
LLLOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL Marine, that's soooo funny.. He should do that!! On the face.. OMG..

How good would it be to have chauvinistic commentators for SEB!! I so hope Seb can win tomorrow, How cool would it be if he proves everybody wrong, after he's down 2 sets to love

Aleksa's Laydee
07-02-2004, 08:59 PM
come on seb you can do this!!!

xuzizhen
07-03-2004, 05:36 AM
Centre Court 12.00 noon Start
1. Gentlemen's Singles - Semis
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] leads Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[10] T/F 6-2 6-3 4-3

xuzizhen
07-03-2004, 05:47 AM
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/photos4/grosjean.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/wimbledon2004/photos4/pluie.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XWIM123070210_lower.jpg

Sammy
07-03-2004, 06:13 AM
He needs a hair cut. ;)

I'm really hoping that Seb does better tonight (today for those of you over there).

It was so hard watching him last night. He just didn't seem 'all there' with his game. *shrugs*

Better luck tonight SEb!!!

faraway
07-03-2004, 09:20 AM
Happy birthday Xu! Maybe Seb will give you (and all of us) a surprise tonight!
He made many forehand mistakes yesterday. It wasn't his actual level. Hope he can make a miracle today.
BTW, Federer played incredible yesterday!

ubrunjensen
07-03-2004, 09:38 AM
No surprises, really, about the result so far - Federer proves himself to be a great player, even when he doesn't play to his full potential, and to me Grosjean seems to be out on deep water. Bit like last year against Mark P, Grosjean again looks...don't know how to explain it...uncomfortable on court, not at ease. I just watched the first 15 minutes (before the first rain stop), then waited around for hours, but in the end had to visit family-in-law and couldn't watch any more tennis! And today I have to go to a friend's wedding, so won't be able to see the rest of the SF. Poor me! But I hope Grosjean wakes up and fights back and gives Federer a run for his money!

ubrunjensen
07-03-2004, 09:39 AM
It's my birthday tomorrow, so I expect to get a birthday present: Grosjean wins the final - and Portugal become the new European Champions!

Lizan
07-03-2004, 12:17 PM
Ouff he WAS actually close to winning that third set!!!! I'm really proud of him, coz he did play well today.. I was dissapointed yesterday, by the way he played.. But today he showed me why I love him so much..
He broke federer so it was 6-5 for Seb, but you know the rule.. Who breaks will normally face a break back unfortunatly, and so it did..
Then in the tiebreak he was up 4-0!!!!!!!!!!!! He just couldn't finish it off.. I do think throughout the whole match there were some possibilities, he just didn't took them.. But I'm happy though, he played good today.. To bad he couldn't get that third set.

xuzizhen
07-03-2004, 12:36 PM
What a pity that seb lost!!!

Federer ---Grosjean

1st Serve 57 % ----- 57 %


Unforced Errors 25------ 25

xuzizhen
07-03-2004, 12:40 PM
It's my birthday tomorrow!

Happy birthdady ulla!!!

Sammy
07-03-2004, 02:21 PM
:(

He did seem to be doing well in that last set.

Never mind. He still did very well I think. He got the the semi's at Wimbledon - not many get to do that!

And there's always next time!

Happy birthday Ulla!

Sammy

Aleksa's Laydee
07-03-2004, 02:51 PM
oh sebby :crying2:
well played tho

Tricky_Forehand
07-03-2004, 03:17 PM
Seb :sad: :sad: :sad:

But it wasn't like he didn't play well. Roger's just damn annoying :mad:

Lizan
07-03-2004, 03:21 PM
yeah he almost got as much games as Hewitt.. Hewitt got 12 games and Seb got 11 games..

wilma
07-03-2004, 06:26 PM
Too bad Seb didn't make it, but in all he's done great. I hope he can keep up his good form during the 2nd part of the season and the Olympics :)

wilma
07-03-2004, 07:30 PM
I don't believe it! Wonders never cease! There's actually a picture of Seb at the ATP site (that he's entered the top ten) AND he's "play of the week" - with a lost point at Queen's, but who cares? It really was spectacular play. Shame he couldn't equal that level yesterday and today. Fortunately, I still got those Queen's matches on video : )

Peta Pan
07-04-2004, 03:32 AM
I can see Federer is going to annoy me for the next 10 years because no one is going to be able to beat him on grass (and probably anything except maybe clay). He's going to become my Sampras/Agassi of the future :sad:

I know it's not Federer's fault he's so good, but it IS annoying. Why does grass have to seem to be Seb's best surface - he might have a chance of winning a GS if Federer wasn't around :(

Well done Seb for making it as far as the semis again anyway :yippee:

Peta

esther
07-04-2004, 04:02 AM
happy bday ulla!!

seb said his goal for the rest of the year is to finish in the top 8 and maybe win a medal in doubles in the olympics with Arnaud. it's be awesome if he could get either/both of them

zyim333
07-04-2004, 04:09 AM
oh why??? always the annoying harry potter!!! seb did so well in the 3th set...but still...
ok, what a shame roger didn't slip and have an injury during his match!am i some kind of...forgive me,guys.
now andy roddick! hope he could revenge seb.but who cares the final result without seb.anyway,i do believe it will be a closing and great match only for tennnis.

zyim333
07-04-2004, 04:11 AM
belated happy birthday to bix !!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ULLA!!! and it's sure you will have a great birthday present...portugal's championship!

esther
07-04-2004, 04:20 AM
now andy roddick! hope he could revenge seb.but who cares the final result without seb.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
ROGER DONT LET ANDY WIN PLEASE!!

faraway
07-04-2004, 04:36 AM
I'm so sad! Seb had a so good chance to win the third set, but....
anyway, seb has done his best. he performed well. Hope he can keep this good status for a long time.
BTW, I hope Federer beat Roddick today.

xuzizhen
07-04-2004, 04:45 AM
Les déclarations de Grosjean après sa défaite :

"La journée de vendredi n'était pas agréable. L'attente aété longue. Je commençais à être bien dans le troisième. Jusqu'à l'interruption, je jouais mieux que lui. Aujourd'hui (samedi), en revenant sur le court, j'ai essayé de reproduire ce que j'avais fait la veille en étant plus agressif."

"Après mes deux balles de match sauvées à 4-5, je mène 4-0 dans le tie-break. Là, je rate un coup droit en raison du vent, les conditions étaient très gênantes."

"Cela faisait trois ans que je ne l'avais pas affronté. Roger, tout le monde voit qu'il sait tout faire. Mais c'est surtout sa vitesse de déplacement qui m'a frappé aujourd'hui. En fait, face à lui, il faut frapper le premier. Sinon il prend la direction de l'échange."

"Etre dans les huit premiers mondiaux constituait un objectif de début de saison. Combien je vais être au nouveau classement ? 10e ? Peut-être. Il va falloir continuer sur cette lancée. Il y aura aussi es Jeux Olympiques. Le but, c'est de ramener une médaille, pourquoi pas en double aussi avec Arnaud Clément. J'ai manqué les Jeux de 2000 sur blessure, j'ai envie de participer à ceux d'Athènes. L'été sera chargé, passionnant et plein d'émotions j'espère."

xuzizhen
07-04-2004, 04:50 AM
S. Grosjean Interview


Saturday, July 3, 2004

S. Grosjean Interview
Saturday, July 3, 2004


THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. When you took the service game off Roger, did you think the momentum had swung back your way and you could extend the match into a fourth set?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Not really, because the game before I served two match point. I knew it's going to be tough. You know, it's really windy. It's tough to serve.

No, I try not to keep playing the same, hit the ball first, you know, and play aggressive because when he was, you know, hitting the ball, it was difficult. So, you know, I try to keep the way. Even if he broke me back, I had the chance in the breaker.

Q. Do you think he's playing in a style of play that he's going to be unbeatable in the final?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I don't know. He's playing very well, for sure. But, you know, maybe against Roddick, I don't know if he won, but it's going to be difficult. He's serving so well. So he can keep his serve, as well.

So he's maybe favorite, but not that much.

xuzizhen
07-04-2004, 04:52 AM
Sébastien Grosjean«Je n'ai pas très bien joué dans le premier set hier, alors que dans le deuxième et le troisième, je commençais à mieux jouer. J'ai fait comme si je commençais un nouveau match aujourd'hui. Je jouais peut-être mieux que lui dans le troisième set. J'ai eu alors plus d'occasions que lui. En plus des arrêts dus à la pluie, il y avait pas mal de vent et son service était difficile à lire. Contre lui, il faut entrer le premier dans le court, sinon il prend le jeu à son compte et, dès qu'il est sur la balle, il a un super timing. Sa vitesse de déplacement m'a impressionné. Mais ce n'était pas des bonnes conditions pour bien jouer.»

spikeys_girl
07-04-2004, 10:41 AM
Sébastien Grosjean«Je n'ai pas très bien joué dans le premier set hier, alors que dans le deuxième et le troisième, je commençais à mieux jouer. J'ai fait comme si je commençais un nouveau match aujourd'hui. Je jouais peut-être mieux que lui dans le troisième set. J'ai eu alors plus d'occasions que lui. En plus des arrêts dus à la pluie, il y avait pas mal de vent et son service était difficile à lire. Contre lui, il faut entrer le premier dans le court, sinon il prend le jeu à son compte et, dès qu'il est sur la balle, il a un super timing. Sa vitesse de déplacement m'a impressionné. Mais ce n'était pas des bonnes conditions pour bien jouer.»

A seb: T'as presque pas joué. j'avais l'impression que Federer était le seul a jouer 90% du temps. Ca m'a choqué un peut parceque j'éspèrai de te voir gagné... SAD!

ben ça c'est ce que j'aurai dit à seb si je l'aurai connu.. lol..

spikeys_girl
07-04-2004, 10:43 AM
I'm so sad! Seb had a so good chance to win the third set, but....
anyway, seb has done his best. he performed well. Hope he can keep this good status for a long time.
BTW, I hope Federer beat Roddick today.

i agree that seb could have won the 3rd set.. sad he didnt.

i hope Roddick beats Federer today, though!
GOOO ANDY!

Lizan
07-04-2004, 10:52 AM
I'm sooooo sure that Federer is going to win.. Probably in straight sets :)

:bounce: Happy Birthday Ulla!!!!!! :bounce:

Lizan
07-04-2004, 11:00 AM
S. Grosjean Interview


Saturday, July 3, 2004

S. Grosjean Interview
Saturday, July 3, 2004


THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. When you took the service game off Roger, did you think the momentum had swung back your way and you could extend the match into a fourth set?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Not really, because the game before I served two match point. I knew it's going to be tough. You know, it's really windy. It's tough to serve.


He should have thought that he could extend the match into a fourth set, he should have had more confidence in that, maybe then he could have won that thrid set.. I didn't expect he thought like that. That's so weird..
But okay that's all "ifs", so never mind lol..

Marine
07-04-2004, 09:56 PM
I didn't see the match yesterday, I was not at home, but I read in l'equipe that Seb can be proud of him, he played well etc...

I put the article, in french( esther...u're on holiday, right ?????? lol)

'Une défaite exemplaire'

Certains matches montrent parfois la voie. Parfois, il s'agit de défaites, comme celle de Sebastien Grosjean, qui n'est pas passé loin d'obtenir une prolongation à la leçon que lui donnait le numéro 1.
Thierry Tulasne : " l'évolution du jeu de Seb vers plus d'agressivité exige des qualités physiques supérieures qu'il va tenter d'acquerir dans les prochains mois. Il vient de jouer un mois sur herbe et donc de se renforcer msuculairement du bad du corps. Nous allons maintenant nous occuper du haut. Sur ce match; on s'est bien rendu compte que Seb avait les moyens de tenuir tête à Federer sur le plan du jeu. Mais il n'est pas capable de conserver l'intensité aussi longtemps que Roger.
Si Tulasne a prolongé de 1 an son contrat avec Sebastien, c'est que ce dernier a montré son envie de s'investir: "seb veut se donner tous ls moyens sur les 3 prochaines saisons pour réaliser ses rêves (engagement d'un kyné personnel, calendrier différent, quitte à ne pas voir ses enfants pendant 1 mois :eek: ). Un rêve qui pourrait prendre la forme d'un tournoi du grand chelem, à défaut de la 1ere place mondiale.
"Il faut s'entrainer encore plus pour etre plus régulier, plus percutant au service, estime Grsojean lui-même. Mon jeuvers l'avant doit continuer à écoluer, c'est essentiel contre des mecs comme Federer, d'être capable de prendre l'initiative, de bien volleyer".

It's good, seb has a lot of goodwill, like often after a good tournament, but he already said the same by the past. I hope he will be able to keep this will, and not going back to home too often. He has to learn to become a bad father, bad husband, and a great champion !

xuzizhen
07-05-2004, 02:44 AM
He should have thought that he could extend the match into a fourth set, he should have had more confidence in that, maybe then he could have won that thrid set.. I didn't expect he thought like that. That's so weird..
But okay that's all "ifs", so never mind lol..

I agree Liz! And i think not seb but many other french players are lack of condidence when they are in difficuties, amelie mauresmo for example. maybe that's why frenchies are so hard to win a GS.

faraway
07-05-2004, 07:14 AM
I hope he will be able to keep this will, and not going back to home too often. He has to learn to become a bad father, bad husband, and a great champion !
Oh, what a weird thought! I can't agree with you. That's not the seb I favor (and I guess neither the seb you favor, isn't he?)
Come on Seb, to be a GOOD father, a GOOD husband, and a GREAAAAAAAAAAT champion! ;)

zyim333
07-05-2004, 07:34 AM
it's not that weird, faraway. i agree with Marine. seb has to lose something at this moment in view of better performance. and one more championship seems so much important now. perhaps it will be cruel for his family, but a timely call is enough. too often visits and too much focus won't do any good. well, seb can be a good husband and father some time later though i do believe he's already been a model man.

Marine, you are great! i know what you are thinking about. it's so considerate of u. actually such a man like pete sampras can be the example for seb!

Lizan
07-05-2004, 06:33 PM
Noone is betting here?? I just did 1 bet LOL.. But it's not so much fun with th small tournaments (that's why I only bet for 10 dollar lol, but when grand slams come or Masters series it's much fun!! I always fill in the grand slams (who will win) and I predicted pretty well.. All the quarter ones I predicted well..

Lizan
07-05-2004, 06:34 PM
sorry for my english, it's awful.. But i couldn't find the right words today.. Hope u understand what I mean :)

wilma
07-05-2004, 09:42 PM
Noone is betting here??
:confused: huh? What, where, how? What is this betting thing? Suddenly I have 500 dollars on my hands? When did this happen?

Lizan
07-05-2004, 10:21 PM
yeah you can bet. Click on "vCash" (the link below you name), and there you find all the information about it.. Check it out ;)

Sammy
07-05-2004, 11:44 PM
Does anyone know where he plays next?

Is it the RCA Championships?

And thanks for the info. about betting....:) .....What fun!.......I've gotta be careful though or I'll blow all my dough before I get a chance to bet on Seb!

Sallie

faraway
07-06-2004, 05:20 AM
Yes, he will play RCA. Xu had post the news.

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-06-2004, 11:59 AM
seb has to lose something at this moment in view of better performance. and one more championship seems so much important now. perhaps it will be cruel for his family, but a timely call is enough. too often visits and too much focus won't do any good. well, seb can be a good husband and father some time later though i do believe he's already been a model man.

But when Seb was in Hong KOng for an interview, he said that his family (or marriage) helps him to concerntrate on his matches, his carrer...
as long as Seb likes it, that's ok ~ ;)

And for Wimbledon... I think he did a very very nice job... good enough! I think, somehow the rain delay saved him!!! So that he didn't have to lose sth like 6-2, 6-3, 6-x... 6-7 is better...jejejeee
Oh no~ later on I gonna receive my exam results... hopefully it will be fine.... :rolleyes:

Peta Pan
07-06-2004, 01:42 PM
yeah i've been vcashing... I prefer betting with real money, but I'll do it for some fun. Unfortunately the match i bet on yesterday was washed out so i'm still waiting!!

:)Peta

zyim333
07-07-2004, 05:10 AM
Oh no~ later on I gonna receive my exam results... hopefully it will be fine.... :rolleyes:

i have been waiting for mine for nearly one whole month here in s.h...lol..kelly, we are in the same grade!

rebel
07-07-2004, 05:25 AM
But when Seb was in Hong KOng for an interview, he said that his family (or marriage) helps him to concerntrate on his matches, his carrer...
as long as Seb likes it, that's ok ~ ;)

Maybe it's the killer instinct he's missing. All the other ingredients seem to be there for him to be a champion.

esther
07-08-2004, 08:37 AM
omg this betting thing is exciting! im going to start real betting when i turn 18 (if i actually have any money lol) but this is cool for the meantime! even if lizanne and i are underage lol

for neone still interested, that article posted by marine translated:

'An exemplary defeat'
Sebastien's defeat at Wimbledon reflected the qualities and the faults in his game and what he needs to improve to go all the way.

Thierry Tulasne : " the evolution of Seb's game has become more agressive and in the next few months we will be working to make him even stronger physically. he's just played a month on grass and therefore we will have to get back on muscular training. After his match, we were able to see that Seb has the means to go head to head against Federer in terms of tactics and his quality of play. However, he wasnt able to keep up the intensity for the same duration as Roger was able to."

If Tulasne goes on with his contract for another year with Sebastien, Seb has one goal in mind: "Seb is willing to do anything in the next 3 years to achieve his dreams (get a personal physio, a different schedule, play for a month straight without seeing his children). This dream could mean winning a grand slam.

Seb: "We will have to train even harder and more regularly, and do more work on my service. I will have to improve my net game and against guys like Federer, you've got to be able to be aggressive and dictate the play."

Lizan
07-08-2004, 09:50 AM
omg this betting thing is exciting! im going to start real betting when i turn 18 (if i actually have any money lol) but this is cool for the meantime! even if lizanne and i are underage lol


LOL :) poor us huh..
Well only one month and I can bet for real lol.. And u only a year!

ubrunjensen
07-08-2004, 03:53 PM
Hi guys! And thank you for wishing me a great birthday! It was nice, believe me, but somehow soured in the evening - as I watched Portugal disintegrate and become dust in front of a united Greek team, with a great fighting moral...ah, well, they did get the silver, and that's not bad either.

I never saw the end of Grosjean's semis against Federer, but the result didn't surprise me at all. I'm glad to learn he put up a good fight, but I agree with Lizan that he should try and be more confident and believe that he CAN go that extra mile and beat who ever is in front of him. Federer is a tough one, surely he's the best of all the players at the moment - but I can't believe, I won't believe, that he's invincible (though I certainly preferred Federer to win Wimbledon, instead of Andy Roddick, my old and very despised arch enemy) - the way I refuse to believe that Grosjean will never win a GS. He's got the kind of game to win big time someday, he just needs the overpowering selfconfidence, the arrogant selfbelief of a real predator, the much talked about KILLER INSTINCT - in short: as Marine put it, he needs to be less of a model husband & father (just for a time, ladies and gentlemen) and focus more on being a ruthless tennis player with only one goal in mind!!! I mean, really forget the sweetness and the family idyll - and just think about tennis! He has the rest of his life to be a perfect husband and dad, until then could he please concentrate on the importance of winning a GS before retirement??? HE DESERVES TO WIN A BIG TITLE.