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Piti Pingoin
02-06-2008, 04:33 PM
Le blog de l’Open 13 a organisé un sondage qui jouera certainement son rôle dans la décision finale. On demande aux internautes qui ils préfèreraient voir recevoir une Wild Card pour le tableau final du tournoi entre Michaël Llodra et Fabrice Santoro. Fabrice avait un classement à l’ATP qui lui aurait permis d’intégrer directement le tableau final mais il aurait « oublié » de s’inscrire, un oubli jugé « involontaire » par les organisateurs du tournoi. Michaël quant à lui, n’avait pas, lors des inscriptions, un classement suffisant pour être directement admis dans le tableau final. Par ailleurs, Fabrice pourrait disputer les qualifs’, ce qui n’est pas le cas de Michaël qui a été appelé pour disputer la rencontre du premier tour de la Coupe Davis en Roumanie les 8, 9 et 10 février. Alors, si vous estimez que Michaël mérite plus sa WC que Fabrice et surtout, si vous voulez le voir défendre son titre en double avec Arnaud.

VOTEZ MICHAEL LLODRA en cliquant ICI (http://blog.open13.fr/sondages/). Dépêchez vous, c'est URGENT!

Nonocoffee
02-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Hi everybody!

Please, can you vote for Mika, on the Open 13 Blog, on Piti Pingoin Link?
Indeed, it is a poll? about whose player we prefer between Mika and Santoro, having a WC.
So Piti Pingoin, me and the rest of Mika fans, ask you to vote for him.
Indeed, Mika, asked for a WC because he can't go to the qualifications, because of the Davis Cup.
Moreover, fabrice Santoro "forgot" to register? himself, and now asks a WC. But Fabrice can go to the qualifications.
Thanks

And sorry for the faults, English isn't my langage.

Via
02-06-2008, 09:45 PM
are they serious???? :eek:

Nonocoffee
02-07-2008, 08:40 PM
Yes, they are serious.

The results of the sondage will help, to determine the WC.

Hangdog
02-07-2008, 09:41 PM
are they serious???? :eek:
Indeed :eek:
WC is not some toy which fate may be decided by an Internet poll :rolleyes:
And I'm not sure I'd prefer Micka to Fabrice, both are good :o

higherlaw
02-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Ist round Baggy and then second round could be Karlovic again!!!!!!

Via
02-09-2008, 11:45 PM
wow :eek:

not sure if he'll even get past baggy.

Kezzi
02-10-2008, 02:26 PM
There's another poll now, I see a lot of other names, not mika or fabrice.

A few more days and I'm in Marseille :bounce:
Anyone else here who's going? :)

Via
02-10-2008, 10:30 PM
a local guy called david guez got the 3rd wild card. there is indeed a 3rd, only that they aren't giving it to fabrice.

kezzi! so happy it's finally there for you. enjoy your trip :)

Via
02-10-2008, 11:43 PM
to keep up our jovial mood of late, let me tell you another secret...:secret:

arnaud is actually a KOREAN!!!!! :haha:

http://www.open13.fr/tableaux.html

(that's another good reason why he shouldn't be included in the french dc team :lol:)

Marine
02-11-2008, 05:58 AM
:lol:

On Marseille's site ! lol
I never notice these details, bravo Via ;)

Hangdog
02-11-2008, 08:13 PM
Arnaud is scheduled to play his match tomorrow evening, right before Seb.
Marseille Arnaud :bounce:
A few more days and I'm in Marseille :bounce:

Have fun at tennis and enjoy the city! :wavey: I'm already looking forward to your reports :lol:

Kezzi
02-11-2008, 09:11 PM
a local guy called david guez got the 3rd wild card. there is indeed a 3rd, only that they aren't giving it to fabrice.

kezzi! so happy it's finally there for you. enjoy your trip :)
Thanks, I'm happy when I'm in the plane, I have to take two tests first at school :p I'm glad when they're over and I can just have fun in Marseille and think of nothing else :D

Kezzi
02-11-2008, 09:14 PM
to keep up our jovial mood of late, let me tell you another secret...:secret:

arnaud is actually a KOREAN!!!!! :haha:

http://www.open13.fr/tableaux.html

(that's another good reason why he shouldn't be included in the french dc team :lol:)
:haha: That's a good one!

Weird how tournament websites can make mistakes like that. Once I saw Fred's profile at the USO website (or Wimbledon :scratch: ) and he reached the first round in a year before he was born :lol: I guess they just made a profile for him with some of his fathers results, Fred Hemmes Sr :p

Kezzi
02-11-2008, 09:16 PM
Arnaud is scheduled to play his match tomorrow evening, right before Seb.
Marseille Arnaud :bounce:

Have fun at tennis and enjoy the city! :wavey: I'm already looking forward to your reports :lol:
Allez Arno! :bounce:

Thanks! I'm taking my laptop, so if I'm not too tired in the evening I'll post some short reports the same day :)

Via
02-12-2008, 01:12 AM
:haha: That's a good one!

Weird how tournament websites can make mistakes like that. Once I saw Fred's profile at the USO website (or Wimbledon :scratch: ) and he reached the first round in a year before he was born :lol: I guess they just made a profile for him with some of his fathers results, Fred Hemmes Sr :p

:haha:

so you're taking a laptop? that will make you an even better reporter :) just don't take it into the tournament or you'd be arrested for illegal betting :p

higherlaw
02-12-2008, 09:27 PM
[6] M Baghdatis (CYP) d A Clement (FRA) 63 64 :p

wow :eek:

not sure if he'll even get past baggy.

You're psychic! :haha:

and he's no longer Korean!

Truc
02-12-2008, 10:16 PM
I listened to his audio interview on the FFT website (http://www.fft.fr/open13/2008/) and he talks again about his injury. He says it was not really a problem tonight, but it's been bothering him for a while now and hampering him in training, so it might be a factor too. (I wonder why he played in DC then - just because they wanted to take their revenge for last year?!)

He says he'll see now with Montalvan what he needs to do to get rid of this injury because for the rest, he really is eager to play, the motivation is not the problem right now.

Via
02-12-2008, 10:20 PM
:shrug: his form won't change overnight.

as usual he still has the doubles with mika, so he'll still be around for kezzi, and paparazzi ;)

edit: ok now truc has come in with an explanation!
and he's still korean on the singles draw, they haven't updated that. in fact, all two 'koreans' were knocked out yesterday :lol:

Kezzi
02-12-2008, 10:27 PM
:haha:

so you're taking a laptop? that will make you an even better reporter :) just don't take it into the tournament or you'd be arrested for illegal betting :p
No, I'll leave it at the hotel. It gets too heavy when one has to carry it around all day. And besides that, it won't fit in my bag, my camera takes almost the entire space :lol:
It says on the website the hotel has wireless internet, so hopefully that's true. In the summer another hotel had satellite tv, maybe, but we still watched only French channels for the weather. That was all we could understand ;)

I forget to bet here, so I certainly won't do any illegal bets with real money :p

Kezzi
02-12-2008, 10:35 PM
:shrug: his form won't change overnight.

as usual he still has the doubles with mika, so he'll still be around for kezzi, and paparazzi ;)

edit: ok now truc has come in with an explanation!
and he's still korean on the singles draw, they haven't updated that. in fact, all two 'koreans' were knocked out yesterday :lol:
Or Kezzi with a paparazzi camera? 15x zoom :devil:

Shall I ask him if he prefers to play DC with Korea next time? :lol:

Truc
02-13-2008, 09:32 AM
as usual he still has the doubles with mika, so he'll still be around for kezzi, and paparazzi ;)But it's not sure he will play in doubles, he will see with Montalvan, but maybe he needs a break to cure his foot/ankle.
That's why I don't get why he couldn't just take a break after the AO...
L'Aixois souffre d'une inflammation de l'articulation de la cheville gauche et n'est pas certain de pouvoir disputer le double avec Michael Llodra jeudi.
http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2008/02/12/282202-Region-en-direct-Open-13-Clement-chute-d-entree.php

Truc
02-13-2008, 09:58 AM
The OOP for today says that Bennet-PHM will play against an "alternate team - TBA"...

barbottin
02-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Maybe it's not a question of injury if he doesn't play doubles. He just want to be in Paris with his Valentine on february 14th :inlove:

Marine
02-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Poor Kezzi... :awww:
She won't see him.

Kezzi
02-13-2008, 03:00 PM
Poor Kezzi... :awww:
She won't see him.
So he isn't there? :bigcry:
Just looking for an update here, before I leave, because I didn't understand the alternate team thing in the OOP :sad:

Kezzi
02-13-2008, 03:05 PM
Maybe it's not a question of injury if he doesn't play doubles. He just want to be in Paris with his Valentine on february 14th :inlove:
Let her come to him instead, Marseille and Aix are much nicer cities, Paris is cliche on Valentine's day :rolleyes:

And if that is the case instead of an injury, he didn't have to sign up for doubles at all, everyone knows Valentine's day is in that week.

Marine
02-13-2008, 03:22 PM
This valentine's excuse was just a joke, Kezzi.
Arnaud is injured and can't play in double, and I'm sure he's more frustrated than you not playing a front of his family and friends.
I don't know if he's planned to spend the folling days in Aix, but I don't think it changes something for you, unfortunatly. :sad:

higherlaw
02-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Too bad. Pro athletes get such great care in physical therapy that he should be back to new soon!

Wonder if he'll pull out of the challenger? He is seeded #1 the last time I checked.


Let her come to him instead, Marseille and Aix are much nicer cities, Paris is cliche on Valentine's day :rolleyes:

And if that is the case instead of an injury, he didn't have to sign up for doubles at all, everyone knows Valentine's day is in that week.

I don't know, seems like it would be a perfect place to spend Valentine's Day!! :devil:

Kezzi
02-13-2008, 06:44 PM
This valentine's excuse was just a joke, Kezzi.
Arnaud is injured and can't play in double, and I'm sure he's more frustrated than you not playing a front of his family and friends.
I don't know if he's planned to spend the folling days in Aix, but I don't think it changes something for you, unfortunatly. :sad:
Maybe it doesn't matter at all, because I'm at the airport now and already 2 flights have been cancelled due to weather conditions in Eindhoven! :eek:
If our flight also gets cancelled and we can rebook in the morning we will still go, but if we can fly at night it has no use in my opinion.
But we will have to wait and see, I have 1 hour of internet here, so if I know in this time I'll let you guys now. Otherwise you'll read something tonight.

Please pray for us. There's just some fog here, make it go away that's all I ask ;)

I know he'll be frustrated by his injury, it's not nice for him that he can't play at his home tournament.

Kezzi
02-13-2008, 06:52 PM
Too bad. Pro athletes get such great care in physical therapy that he should be back to new soon!

Wonder if he'll pull out of the challenger? He is seeded #1 the last time I checked.


I don't know, seems like it would be a perfect place to spend Valentine's Day!! :devil:
I read in the newspaper that Paris is the city where most British couples break up, because they have too high expectations from this so called romantic city :p
So I would rather go with my imaginary boyfriend to Aix en Provence, I loved it there in the summer :hearts:

ps. Another stupid thing if this flight gets cancelled, last time I met a very cute flight attendant, I'm hoping he would also be scheduled on the same flight again :lol:

Kezzi
02-13-2008, 07:46 PM
I'm still at the airport, checked in and waiting to board in about 11 minutes
Nothing is cancelled yet :bounce:

The flight to Las Palmas is delayed, but a delay is always better than a cancellation ;)

edit: Can you guys tell I'm bored?
Checking the airport website all the time and reporting back here :lol:

Marine
02-13-2008, 08:49 PM
You're not boring at all, it's pretty funny to follow your weather problems at airtport.
Don't worry, you won't have these problems in Marseille, only a strike could perturbate your back flight...lol

ps: I didn't know British were so desperate to expect so much of the french capital to settle. :tape: lol

Via
02-13-2008, 09:42 PM
poor kezzi paparazzi!! has arnaud officially pulled out of the doubles? he won't go far anyway if he has injury worries :(

a lot of other frenchies are still around, maybe even bruno will hang around ;) (knowing that it isn't really arnaud being her target :p)

i suppose valentine or no valentine, these guys are seasoned pros and they are used to working when there's work :lol:

edit: yes they are out of the doubles, julien and paulo had already played another pair and won last night.

Kezzi
02-14-2008, 12:50 AM
You're not boring at all, it's pretty funny to follow your weather problems at airtport.
Don't worry, you won't have these problems in Marseille, only a strike could perturbate your back flight...lol

ps: I didn't know British were so desperate to expect so much of the french capital to settle. :tape: lol
Well, it took us a long time, but we just arrived at our hotel :D
I was really happy when I heard we only had a 20 minute delay at the airport. In Marseille we had to wait 45 minutes for the last shuttle bus to take of :p But I don't care, the important thing is that I'm here :bounce:

Maybe we'll have to turn around or circle above NL if we can't land at Eindhoven airport on the way back :lol:

I also didn't know, I didn't have such high expectations of Paris when I went there the first time. Just wanted to see the Eiffel Tower, dídn't care with who :p

Kezzi
02-14-2008, 12:53 AM
poor kezzi paparazzi!! has arnaud officially pulled out of the doubles? he won't go far anyway if he has injury worries :(

a lot of other frenchies are still around, maybe even bruno will hang around ;) (knowing that it isn't really arnaud being her target :p)

i suppose valentine or no valentine, these guys are seasoned pros and they are used to working when there's work :lol:

edit: yes they are out of the doubles, julien and paulo had already played another pair and won last night.
Yeah, really bad luck that he's injured this year :(

I know, but Arno is my sister's target ;) We will have fun anyway, Mika is still in singles :p

Via
02-14-2008, 10:22 PM
no more news? kezzi is still watching baggy and ivo? :D

Kezzi
02-15-2008, 12:19 PM
I didn't watch them, and today we're not at the tournament yet, we did a little shopping this morning :p
We didn't see Arno yesterday and we're leaving for the tournament now. Hopefully we'll meet Simon today, we saw him play yesterday, it was a really good match :D Don't think I can watch his match this evening, the last metro already goes back at 21:00 :eek:
It's really early, in NL everyone says the public transport is really good in France, but where I live the busses drive until 0:00 :p

Marine
02-15-2008, 05:50 PM
The transports are very good in paris, and the last metros go at 0.00 .
Marseille's metro is not important, people take car or bus.

kiwi10is
02-15-2008, 07:52 PM
does anyone know why Arnaud withdrew from that Challenger in Besacon?? He named "personal" as reason

barbottin
02-15-2008, 08:19 PM
does anyone know why Arnaud withdrew from that Challenger in Besacon?? He named "personal" as reason

It seems that he's injured...
Or he needs time to institute legal proceedings against Voici Magazine :confused:
Or he wants to spend more time with his gf ;)

higherlaw
02-15-2008, 08:45 PM
It seems that he's injured...
Or he needs time to institute legal proceedings against Voici Magazine :confused:
Or he wants to spend more time with his gf ;)

:haha:

Marine
02-15-2008, 09:19 PM
He's injured (or almost) and I suppose he's not that much motived by a challenger in Besançon.

Kezzi
02-15-2008, 09:43 PM
He really is injured, I asked Thierry today and he told me Arno has a bad foot :p

Marine
02-15-2008, 09:46 PM
Thierry Champion ?

Kezzi
02-15-2008, 09:47 PM
The transports are very good in paris, and the last metros go at 0.00 .
Marseille's metro is not important, people take car or bus.
I can't drive and I don't get the timetables for the bus here :p
The guy at the tourist office also couldn't tell me, so I take the metro :)
But today I discovered they go until 0:30 at friday, saturday and sunday and they have a bike system like in Paris. It's just not really clear where all those 'checkpoints' are, because we just bump into them sometimes and it's not really explained in English.

Kezzi
02-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Thierry Champion ?
I don't know who that is, but I asked Thierry Tulasne after Gilles' match :)

Via
02-15-2008, 09:54 PM
no reports??

Kezzi
02-15-2008, 10:08 PM
I just emailed something to Higherlaw, I copied it from my mail and additions & pics will come when I'm back home sunday :)

We're going to do sight seeing in the city tomorow, because I've never been to such a boring tournament before. You have to go outside to go to court 1 and that court is even smaller than centre court at the Aachen Challenger. The OOP is also very unlogical, today there were 2 doubles scheduled for the evening, but not with an exact time. So we asked when they started and they told us at about 7-8 pm. That really wasn't possible, because Simon had to play his singles at centre at 7 pm. And according to those people he had to start his doubles at the same time, I told them it wasn't possible, but they said it was, because it was scheduled at different courts. But hey, Simon can't split himself in half, can he? After that doubles match was another scheduled and matches should be finished at midnight. The weird thing being that all day court 1 was closed! We left after Simon's match, because we didn't feel like waiting for the doubles to start. The last metro/bus goes back around 0:00, so we couldn't see the two doubles.
There is also nothing else to do in between matches, access to the lounge, bar, village, etc is only for VIP tickets. Training courts are nowhere to be found near the tournament. Waiting for players at that door was also a little useless, we saw Simon arriving and Murray leaving, so in a whole afternoon only 2 players! When we walked back to centre court we saw Youzhny getting out of a car and Mahut leaving. But Youzhny really was eager to get inside and Mahut was flirting with a girl, so we didn't bother those two.

That was about it for the day. I tried to ask Thierry Tulasne after Gilles' match if he knew someting about Arno and Bruno coming to the tournament tomorrow, but the only thing he could tell me was that Arno has a "bad foot". I guess he will be with his parents lying on the couch and get his mummy to bring him cookies and milk, lol.

That was the email, I decided I will never go here for the tournament if it isn't sure that Arno is still here also :p

Via
02-15-2008, 10:14 PM
I just emailed something to Higherlaw, I copied it from my mail and additions & pics will come when I'm back home sunday :)

We're going to do sight seeing in the city tomorow, because I've never been to such a boring tournament before. You have to go outside to go to court 1 and that court is even smaller than centre court at the Aachen Challenger. The OOP is also very unlogical, today there were 2 doubles scheduled for the evening, but not with an exact time. So we asked when they started and they told us at about 7-8 pm. That really wasn't possible, because Simon had to play his singles at centre at 7 pm. And according to those people he had to start his doubles at the same time, I told them it wasn't possible, but they said it was, because it was scheduled at different courts. But hey, Simon can't split himself in half, can he? After that doubles match was another scheduled and matches should be finished at midnight. The weird thing being that all day court 1 was closed! We left after Simon's match, because we didn't feel like waiting for the doubles to start. The last metro/bus goes back around 0:00, so we couldn't see the two doubles.
There is also nothing else to do in between matches, access to the lounge, bar, village, etc is only for VIP tickets. Training courts are nowhere to be found near the tournament. Waiting for players at that door was also a little useless, we saw Simon arriving and Murray leaving, so in a whole afternoon only 2 players! When we walked back to centre court we saw Youzhny getting out of a car and Mahut leaving. But Youzhny really was eager to get inside and Mahut was flirting with a girl, so we didn't bother those two.

That was about it for the day. I tried to ask Thierry Tulasne after Gilles' match if he knew someting about Arno and Bruno coming to the tournament tomorrow, but the only thing he could tell me was that Arno has a "bad foot". I guess he will be with his parents lying on the couch and get his mummy to bring him cookies and milk, lol.

That was the email, I decided I will never go here for the tournament if it isn't sure that Arno is still here also :p

all i can say is....... :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

but sorry for your misfortunes :hug:

i don't quite understand why you (and others) are still expecting arnaud to be coming to the tournament, when he isn't playing... doesn't he have anything better to do? :devil:

btw, i always get all mixed up with the thierry's... why are all middle aged frenchmen called thierry? lol

one last edit... that's why i always try to attend the first few days, even the qualifying weekend. that way you're guaranteed to find everyone. i don't care so much for the 'best-quality' tennis at the later stages, i can see that at home.

higherlaw
02-15-2008, 10:14 PM
:topic: If I ever win the lottery, I'll pay for "us regulars" to all meet at a grand slam!!

Via
02-15-2008, 10:29 PM
:topic: If I ever win the lottery, I'll pay for "us regulars" to all meet at a grand slam!!

lol just try not to make that melbourne... you can't find anyone among the huge crowds :o

Kezzi
02-16-2008, 10:15 AM
all i can say is....... :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

but sorry for your misfortunes :hug:

i don't quite understand why you (and others) are still expecting arnaud to be coming to the tournament, when he isn't playing... doesn't he have anything better to do? :devil:

btw, i always get all mixed up with the thierry's... why are all middle aged frenchmen called thierry? lol

one last edit... that's why i always try to attend the first few days, even the qualifying weekend. that way you're guaranteed to find everyone. i don't care so much for the 'best-quality' tennis at the later stages, i can see that at home.
I don't expect Arno to be there for the whole day, but it's his home tournament, he can come and cheer for fellow Frenchies every once in a while :p Or maybe walk in a few minutes to make his fans happy ;)

Don't know, I guess it was a popular name at that time :p But when I say Thierry, you're almost certain it's Tulasne. After Bruno he's my fav coach :D

I also try do attend qualies and the first few days, but this week it wasn't possible. I had 2 tests on tuesday and wednesday, if I didn't do them I had to stay at this school for another year just to do these 2 tests :p

edit: I thought of it and I think that if this tournament had more things to do apart from watching tennis, it would also be more interesting for players to stay there. In Rotterdam the players play the things in the kids village a lot and just walk around to look at everything.
Last year Djokovic and some others were playing Padl all the time, it was really fun to watch :p

And for those wondering, I don't think this is a boring tournament just because Arno isn't here anymore. I just expected more from a tournament this size, it says something when a challenger is much more fun than this :tape: But maybe I'm spoiled with 's-Hertogenbosch, Rotterdam, Düsseldorf and Halle every year :p

Kezzi
02-16-2008, 10:18 AM
:topic: If I ever win the lottery, I'll pay for "us regulars" to all meet at a grand slam!!
Me too! :yeah:

Kezzi
02-16-2008, 10:20 AM
lol just try not to make that melbourne... you can't find anyone among the huge crowds :o
If I win it'll be Roland Garros or Wimbledon :D

higherlaw
02-17-2008, 01:00 AM
Me too! :yeah:

If I win it'll be Roland Garros or Wimbledon :D

I know that was kind of from left field, huh :angel:? I was looking up prices for DC and came across some all-inclusive trips to Grand Slams which seemed like fun, but expensive. Well, we should make it to all Slams and then IW (since you mentioned that one, Via).

Well, Kezzi, keep trying to have a good time!

kiwi10is
02-17-2008, 08:27 AM
:topic: If I ever win the lottery, I'll pay for "us regulars" to all meet at a grand slam!!

groundtickets for Roland Garros are not that expensive...

barbottin
02-17-2008, 12:15 PM
He withdrew from Besançon because he needs ten days off to recover from his injury http://www.lalsace.fr/articles/show/id/167259
And I was right when I said that Arnaud would be in Paris for Valentine's day, officially it was to see the doctor ( they don't have good doctors in Marseille ?? ):haha:

Truc
02-17-2008, 12:48 PM
Well, Montalvan apparently is the only doctor in France who is good enough for the French tennis players, so if Montalvan is in Paris, they come from Aix-en-Provence and Neuchâtel just to see him, it seems.

Kezzi
02-17-2008, 06:25 PM
I know that was kind of from left field, huh :angel:? I was looking up prices for DC and came across some all-inclusive trips to Grand Slams which seemed like fun, but expensive. Well, we should make it to all Slams and then IW (since you mentioned that one, Via).

Well, Kezzi, keep trying to have a good time!
Ofcourse, why didn't I think of that. If one wins the lottery it must be enough to go to all Slams :p

Ofcourse, we went for a walk through the city yesterday and we made friends with a guy from the tourist office :lol: And at the tournament friday I saw Gilles and had a laugh with Andy Murray and one of his people :p They are really funny, never really expected that.
But as far as the tournament itself goes, never again unless Arno is there for sure :)

Kezzi
02-17-2008, 06:33 PM
He withdrew from Besançon because he needs ten days off to recover from his injury http://www.lalsace.fr/articles/show/id/167259
And I was right when I said that Arnaud would be in Paris for Valentine's day, officially it was to see the doctor ( they don't have good doctors in Marseille ?? ):haha:
How does he know it's ten days? I don't think you can predict when an injury is over :scratch: Hopefully he takes all the rest he needs and not start too soon, I don't want him to be one of those players where the same injury keeps coming back.
Get well soon Arno! :hug:

Kezzi
02-17-2008, 06:38 PM
Well, Montalvan apparently is the only doctor in France who is good enough for the French tennis players, so if Montalvan is in Paris, they come from Aix-en-Provence and Neuchâtel just to see him, it seems.
I would do the same if I were in that situation. Why not visit the doctor that's best in your opinion? Even if the man is in Paris, or China for all I care, if they have the money to travel from everywhere to see him, they should. If that is what makes them happy and feel better... :)

Via
02-17-2008, 10:07 PM
yes, doctor doctor... never under-estimate doctors of the heart ;)

so - no tennis activity for arnaud this week. shall we examine hotel options in paris (i mean for our roland garros trip :lol:) or rather lotteries that are good bets?

Kezzi
02-18-2008, 06:17 PM
I will participate in the Dutch Lotto, they have commercials that say you got the biggest chance to be a millionare with them :lol:
We'll find a hotel in Paris if we have amount of money :p Or if we still want to be cheap, we'll go camping together :rolls:

Marine
02-18-2008, 06:35 PM
I know the cheaper hotel of Paris (agglomeration) ;)

Well, if I won to the lottery, I wouldn't go to Wimbledon, that's not far enough from home, I would choose the australian open, or the us open ! lol

Via
02-18-2008, 10:19 PM
well then i should be happy with what i've got... i've already 'won the lottery' cos i go to melbourne every year! :lol:

though i'd appreciate some financial luck if i want to go to wimbledon and roland garros... money would be really needed if i wanted to travel like a VIP, and watch the tennis like a VIP too, instead of queuing up like the rest of the peasants ;)

i did get the chance to go to miami almost like what i have described... so i am eternally grateful for my good luck , once upon a time :angel:

higherlaw
02-19-2008, 02:02 PM
groundtickets for Roland Garros are not that expensive...

I will participate in the Dutch Lotto, they have commercials that say you got the biggest chance to be a millionare with them :lol:
We'll find a hotel in Paris if we have amount of money :p Or if we still want to be cheap, we'll go camping together :rolls:

I know the cheaper hotel of Paris (agglomeration) ;)

Well, if I won to the lottery, I wouldn't go to Wimbledon, that's not far enough from home, I would choose the australian open, or the us open ! lol

Ok, we'll have to visit all Slams! If we're going on my lottery winnings, there will be no camping, cheap hotels or non-box seats!! Hotel George V, svp!

He withdrew from Besançon because he needs ten days off to recover from his injury http://www.lalsace.fr/articles/show/id/167259
And I was right when I said that Arnaud would be in Paris for Valentine's day, officially it was to see the doctor ( they don't have good doctors in Marseille ?? ):haha:
:D

Kezzi
02-19-2008, 08:30 PM
Ok, we'll have to visit all Slams! If we're going on my lottery winnings, there will be no camping, cheap hotels or non-box seats!! Hotel George V, svp!


:D
If the lottery will come across my bank account someday to drop a huge amount of money, ofcourse we won't go camping, in the worst case it will be a 3 star hotel :lol:

Via
02-19-2008, 09:49 PM
if i go to paris, i'd let marine choose a hotel for me... she knows all the best places that her friends stay in :lol:

if i go to london however, maybe i'd ask a cousin over there. we aren't that close, but when i win the lottery, all that would be changed :tape:

if i go to new york, there'd be a lot of family and friends to invite! yay

i hope that lottery win would be at least in tens of millions! one could easily spend a million bucks per trip with friends in tow :)