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KellyluvsGrosjean
01-14-2005, 06:49 AM
the draw sheet is available now...
Sebastien Grosjean FRA (14) vs. Michael Llodra FRA

well.................. :rolleyes:

Lizan
01-14-2005, 12:19 PM
Okay great :rolleyes:, but he always does better at grand slams, gotta stay positive :p...

Head to head its not really positive: Llodra 1-0

2002 Los Angeles, Hard, R16 CA, U.S.A. Hard R16 Llodra won 3 6 6 3 6 7

wilma
01-14-2005, 03:51 PM
You're right, Lizanne, let's stay positive :) but when I'm honest.... :scared:

grosjeanlol
01-14-2005, 04:25 PM
I'm scared because when seb is playing a french he doesn't play well I don"t know why so.. let's stay positive you're right !!

crystal
01-14-2005, 05:16 PM
Seb usually doesn't play great tennis when he faces a french but I noticed that since last year he improved his victory percentage agains french players.
And Llodra hasn't played a match so far, has he ? Whereas seb played three matches (and two and a half matches were very good tennis) so we can stay positive :-)
And he reached the quarters for the last 2 years, so he can play good tennis and handle this first match !!! Allez seb !!

Lizan
01-14-2005, 05:35 PM
I dont really worry about Llodra.. The worst thing for me is that he meets Roddick so early in the tournament :sad:..

But maybe I SHOULD worry about llodra first.. I dont really know this guy, havent seen him that often.. I know hes good in doubles..

Marine
01-14-2005, 05:55 PM
Llodra is a very good form, he worked a lot this winter to prepaer the new season, and is very motived, he played well in Sydney.

Marine
01-15-2005, 08:10 PM
His reaction about the draw is quite strange..lol

(audio itw)

about the first round...he said there are most difficult matches, and easier matches maybe...- didn't say it was going to be hard- then talked about Arnaud who was going to play hewitt again, and fabrice /federer... in short, he's seems more disapointed for the others than for him. lol
(I think though it will be a very tough match !! )

crystal
01-15-2005, 10:38 PM
where did you see (listen ?) the interview marine ?
thanks !!

crystal
01-15-2005, 10:59 PM
okay i've just found it !! fft.fr !!!

Sammy
01-15-2005, 11:14 PM
Looks like Seb is playing Tuesday. I'm hoping to go to the Open on Thursday. As soon as they open the gates I'm going to .....walk very fast.....:) ....to the court Seb is playing in that day and get front row seats right near where he sits (where I hope he'll sit!. :) That way you get some good views and photos when he's walking back to his seat. :)

Of course this all depends on whether he's in an outside court. If it's Rod laver or Vodaphone I haven't got much hope of seeing him. :( (No hope if it's Rod Laver). :(


I'm worried about his first two matches - actually I'm worried about his whole draw. :(

But only a little bit worried - Us Grosjean fans have learnt to have hope and really, who knows what he is capable of this season! Esp. after the changes of last year.

So if you're there on Thursday and you see a woman and two girls sitting behind the players seats at 10am, come and say hi! :)

We're also thinking of making a cheering sign (as I'm too scared to cheer with my voice). *laughs*

Does anyone have any good ideas of what to write on the sign? I'd like to write him a message in French, but unfortunately I don't know French. :(

Any ideas?

Sammy

Marine
01-16-2005, 08:23 AM
He plays against a parisian, so you can write "ALLEZ MARSEILLE", I'm sure both players will understand the meaning.
Seb is from Marseille and a big fan of Marseille football club, Micka Llodra is a fan of PSG (Paris football club), and in general, both towns are big ennemies. I know thr players like to make fun each other about their fav' clubs.

(Only problem: I hate Marseille football club, I prefer Paris... :rolleyes: lol)

Peta Pan
01-16-2005, 10:23 AM
So if you're there on Thursday and you see a woman and two girls sitting behind the players seats at 10am, come and say hi! :)

Hehe, well I won't be at his court all day waiting for his match (presuming he makes it through to Thursday).... because unfortunately nearly all my favourite players are in his half of the draw so I'll be scuttling around EVERYWHERE!!!

But, if I can, I'll head to where he will be playing and have a look out for you :yeah:

GO SEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lizan
01-16-2005, 06:39 PM
Ooooooooh Peta sooooo cool that ur going to see his match.. I'm so yealous of u, Sammy and Esther and the other ppl who'll see him :)..

But have fun u guys and make some beautiful pictures of him for us ppl who cant go :sad:

esther
01-16-2005, 11:13 PM
i'lll take heaps of photos for you Lizanne!!! Wish you were here, but i'll be thinking of you when i'm chasing him lol *hug*

Lizan
01-16-2005, 11:23 PM
Awww Esther that'll be greaattt :hug: :kiss:.. Yeaahhh wish I could chase him with you :lol: !! Have lots of fun gurlll!!! :bounce: *yealous* :p

zyim333
01-17-2005, 06:38 AM
Yahhhh, :wavey: i'm back. and it seems to be the right time! ;)

LOL :angel: yealous of fellows in great ao now. :) thanks all of you for promising taking loads of pics, reports as cute Esther does :smooch: i'll keep waiting for each time you renew this thread!!!

great 100th ao, certainly can bring sebbie good luck! :dance:

zyim333
01-17-2005, 08:14 AM
Court 18 Start Time 11.00 AM

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.

Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[14] vs. Michael Llodra (FRA)

ALLEZ seb and micka! :woohoo:

Lizan
01-17-2005, 10:18 AM
No not allez micka :p
ONLY ALLEZ SEEEEEBBB :)

Lizan
01-17-2005, 10:20 AM
btw good to see you back Stella :wavey: :hug:

Definitly good timing :).. The more cheering for seb the better :)

crystal
01-17-2005, 06:41 PM
ALLEZ SEB !!!!!!!!

eiko
01-18-2005, 02:13 AM
YES! May this be the start of an excellent Aus Open campaign.. *cheers me up before writing overnight essay*

Alison
01-18-2005, 02:13 AM
:D :dance: :yippee: :yeah: :bigclap: :clap2: :bounce:

Well done Seb!!! 6-3 6-4 6-3 :)

Marine
01-18-2005, 06:18 AM
:clap2: :bounce: :hearts:

Sébastien Grosjean, le porté disparu du tennis français en fin de saison 2004, se relance dans le grand bain. Le numéro un français, tête de série numéro 14 du tournoi, s'est qualifié mardi pour le deuxième tour de l'Open d'Australie en battant son compatriote Michael Llodra en trois sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Epaulé par son nouvel entraîneur Brad Stine, Américain s'exprimant en Français et ayant mené son compatriote Jim Courier vers deux triomphes à Roland-Garros, Grosjean a franchi aisément et avec une réelle autorité le premier tour de l'Open d'Australie mardi en battant son compatriote Michael Llodra 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

La manière lui importait presque autant que le résultat contre le gaucher au style d'attaquant qu'est Llodra: "Je me sentais très bien sur le court," a déclaré Grosjean. "J'ai réussi à inverser la situation contre quelqu'un pratiquant le service/volée. J'ai tellement bien retourné que j'ai mis la pression sur lui et j'ai fini par le déstabiliser."

En effet, le numéro un Français, a pris le service adverse à six reprises, se ressaisissant vite après la perte initiale de son propre engagement.

Ce Grosjean-là, plus percutant en revers, tentant systématiquement à faire mal sur chaque occasion, sur chaque balle légèrement courte, montant davantage au filet, se présente de nouveau comme un prétendant sérieux en Grand Chelem.

"J'ai envie d'un nouvel élan dans ma carrière et de me donner un maximum de chances d'aller au bout dans un Grand Chelem", a-t-il souligné.
:D


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050118/sge.civ55.180105043146.photo00.quicklook.default-310x384.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050118/sge.ciw04.180105044022.photo00.quicklook.default-384x261.jpg

wilma
01-18-2005, 08:08 AM
:D :dance: :yippee: :yeah: :bigclap: :clap2: :bounce:

Well done Seb!!! 6-3 6-4 6-3 :)
Don't tell me you stayed up for the match, Alison!
Well done, Seb :cool:

esther
01-18-2005, 08:31 AM
*sigh* he looked SO hot in black!!!!!!!!!!! This is what happened today....

TUESDAY REPORT
Today was meant to be all exciting for me because JC, Guillermo, Arnaud and Seb were all playing...Unluckily for me Arnaud and Guille were both on Rod Laver which meant i couldnt get in and JC's match would have been packed. So, it turns out that it would be another day dedicated to our precious Seb.

We got there around an hour before Seb's match against Mika Llodra was going to start to try and catch someone at training, but we didnt have any luck. Rachael (who was wearing a t-shirt with a photo of Seb on it, and i was too), Marcelo, Prazz, Via and myself were lucky enough to get front row seats just behind Seb's chair so we were really close to him!! The only downside was that we didnt get a great view of the match because we were blocked by umbrellas and poles etc. but we could still see what was going on. I was surprised to see that he drew quite a few people...the court was PACKED and there were even some people standing and trying to get in.

Nothing too important to report back from the match...He didnt seem to be in amazing form or anything and he did win comfortably in 3 sets but it wasnt anything spectacular, like the Seb we saw playing here last year. Hopefully it was just a warm-up match Hes got an easy second round match, then could play Massu third round then Roddick and i think if hes going to give himself a chance, he's going to have to step up his game. Well, thats just the impression i got from today's match. I found out later that Arnaud was actually practising during Seb's match and i was really disapointed that i missed that *kicks self*

After it finished, he was absolutely mobbed (by brats too ugh) and two people yelled out 'Sebastien, can i have your towel?' and Rachael and I looked at each other in shock lol because 1) why should someone who doesnt even appear to be a fan get his towel and 2) i didnt think he would give away his towel but he did and gave it to the people who asked *disappointed*. He signed heaps of autographs then saw Rachael's t-shirt and looked at it and goes 'It's me!!!' and looks up and Rachael and gives her a huge grin. She then said something like 'yeah that's you!!' and he signed it and appeared very flattered hehe. I was encouraged to get my t-shirt signed as well, but didnt really want to because i thought it would look tacky if he saw Rach's and then a few minutes later saw mine, but yeah. I've lost my crazy no-shame killer instinct this year i think lol, i was so much braver last year. Anyway, he kept signing and i asked him "Where have you been training Seb?! We've been trying to catch you at practise but we havent been able to find you" and he looked over looking a bit amused and didnt answer lol. He looked like he was going to though.

We didnt do much for the rest of the day at all because there werent any other matches we were particularly interested in, but i get calls from Prazz and Nathalia later on in the afternoon with them saying 'GET TO COURT 11 NOW, i'm standing next to Seb!" Alas, he was watching Paulo's match and sitting right at the end of the row, where we coudl just stand next to him. Everyone was yelling at me to do or say something again, but again i was too shy but eventually asked him if we could get a photo and he said yeah, but after the set. So we waited...and waited...and waitied...and planned on what we would ask him:
1) Do you remember us from last year
2) Are you watchin Arnaud tonight
3) What are the yellow and blue wrist bands around your wrist (he has been wearing them all week)
4) WHERE ARE YOU PRACTISING

When the set finally ended, he got up and seemed to forget about what he had promised us, so we had to catch up to him and quickly asked him where the hell he was pratising! He said he didnt know when or where he'd be practising, but if we would be there tomorrow because he'd be there sometime during the day. We could have guessed that!!!! That was about it, we didnt have time to ask anything else and he looked eager to get away before anyone else recognised him.

That was basically my day...Should have caught another match because i didnt feel my money was very well spent lol but it was great to see Seb on the court again. I'll be back there Thursday, cant afford to go tomorrow, and hopefully he'll play well then. I got HEAPS and HEAPS of beautiful photos of Seb thanks to my beautiful boyfriend who took about 90 photos during that match for me LOL so i'll get them on here soon.

sebgrosfan
01-18-2005, 09:48 AM
The yellow wristband is for Lance Armstrong's cancer foundation. The blue one, I have no clue. What an excellent day, Esther, you lucky thing!! But Seb didn't take the photo with you?? Tsk tsk, Seb!

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-18-2005, 11:17 AM
pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.........
he made it!!!

and good luck eiko !!! (eiko... is it a Japanese name?)

grosjeanlol
01-18-2005, 02:32 PM
good play seb, now it's another french !!!
Come on seb !!

xuzizhen
01-18-2005, 02:40 PM
round one pics :)

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-18-2005, 03:32 PM
thanks beaucoup Bix

Anyone notice the blue and yellow stuff on his arm? I think it's the rubber Nike "RESPECT" bracelet...?

Jean-Rene Lisnard... another French to go... good luck Seb!
(how to say "good luck" in french?)

Lizan
01-18-2005, 04:09 PM
I remember from highschool "good luck" is something like: "Bonne chance"!! :)
*proud of myself*

Very good Seb!! I was really happy this morning when I saw the results..

LOL Esther GREAT story!! Youre so lucky you've even seen him, let alone talked to him (he listened to you!!!!!!!!).. Too bad he didnt react nicer, but I can understand, lots of people want his attention :sad:.. But he must have recognized you??
ehehe t-shirts with him on it, thats such a great idea!!!! ehehe :lol:
I wonder what picture of him u put on ur t-shirt :D

C'mon Seb beat Lisnard too!! :kiss:

Marine
01-18-2005, 04:30 PM
I wait for ur pics Esther :)

Well, Seb won, it's the most important, but I'm upset he didn't pay much attention to you. I guess it wasn't the day (remember, the last year, ur first meeting with him wasn't that good, and you were more lucky after ;) ), he's still in the tournament, he's motived, so maybe you'll have ur chance ....*praying*

video interview (in french) after his win
http://eurosport.tf1.fr/home/pages/v4/l3/multimedia_lng3.shtml

crystal
01-18-2005, 05:41 PM
yes Kelly Lizan is right !! Good luck is "Bonne chance" !

Alison
01-18-2005, 06:11 PM
Don't tell me you stayed up for the match, Alison!
Well done, Seb :cool:

Of course I did Wilma.It finished at 2:15 a.m ,and I only got to see it on the live scoreboard :rolleyes: , (Esther you don't realise how lucky you are!! :p )

The only bad thing was that I had to be at work for 8:45 this morning :eek:

At least he won :D

Marine
01-18-2005, 06:20 PM
Of course I did Wilma.It finished at 2:15 a.m ,and I only got to see it on the live scoreboard :rolleyes: , (Esther you don't realise how lucky you are!! :p )

The only bad thing was that I had to be at work for 8:45 this morning :eek:

At least he won :D

ohhh, I wake up at 1.00 am for nothing, his match wasn't at tv, they prefered to show Coria :mad: :sad: :sad: (maybe they coudn't show the court 18), so I followed a little bit on the scoreboard, then when I saw he was winning 2 sets to love, I went to sleep.

Marine
01-18-2005, 09:28 PM
"Brad Stine a un discours différent. Il m'incite à donner plus à l'entraînement. Cet hiver, on a bossé avec un préparateur physique qui m'a incité à me dépasser. J'y ai mis du coeur pour être plus solide.

"Il m'est même arrivé de vomir après des séances. J'ai envie d'aller au bout dans un Grand chelem. J'espère que ce travail paiera. J'ai déjà fait une demi-finale ici en 2001."

Well, Seb said his new coach has a different "speech", he obliges him to give more at training, and he admited he vomited after hard training sessions.
(Excuse me, I know my sentence is not correct but I dunno how to say)

Marine
01-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Anyone notice the blue and yellow stuff on his arm? I think it's the rubber Nike "RESPECT" bracelet...?



Yes, I think too. Well noticed Kelly.
http://i14.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/36/a1/75_1_b.JPG
And the yellow one is the Lance Armstrong bracelet for cancer I think.

Funny to seb wearing that.

Via
01-19-2005, 07:11 AM
i now have a theory about why seb ran away from esther on tuesday.... he's suffering from bad hair day ;)

(looking nervously over his shoulder...)

wilma
01-19-2005, 08:32 AM
The only bad thing was that I had to be at work for 8:45 this morning :eek:
That's why I asked :p

wilma
01-19-2005, 08:34 AM
(looking nervously over his shoulder...)
Is it only the photo, or has the poor guy lost some weight?

Marine
01-19-2005, 08:38 AM
You're not the first person to say it, Wilma... yes maybe.

rebel
01-19-2005, 08:41 AM
i now have a theory about why seb ran away from esther on tuesday.... he's suffering from bad hair day ;)

(looking nervously over his shoulder...)

It was like fluffy towel dried hair..

I managed to see him practice today - he was in a great mood, smiling, looking gorgeous etc etc. I asked him yesterday if he was practicing today
and he said yes, just not the specifics. I found out he was practicing on court 5, so I bolted down the stairs from the Gael match (with bags in tow).

I didn't get anything signed, just took some more pics and watched him play. I asked him if he remembered me from last year at Kooyong and the Open (one of the many questions Esther and I wanted to ask!!) but he said "I remember you from yesterday". (I'm hoping it was the t-shirt signing, he was pleased about that). I missed an opportunity to take a photo with Seb and my husband because I'm a wally with my camera and just completely froze. :rolleyes: I can't even talk about that now :sad:

Anyway, hoping he has a brilliant match tomorrow and one day I will get that elusive photo with Seb that is not dark, blurry or just completely non-existant.

Did anyone else get to see him/talk to him so far?? I'm so pleased with how he's been, ie: very patient and sweet. :angel:

wilma
01-19-2005, 08:42 AM
And the yellow one is the Lance Armstrong bracelet for cancer I think.
Funny to seb wearing that.
:confused: Why on earth should it be funny that he's wearing such a bracelet? Cancer deserves all the attention - and money for research - it can get. I think it's cool that he wears both the Lance Armstrong bracelet and the 'respect' bracelet.

Lizan
01-19-2005, 11:02 AM
Its VERY VERY cool that he's wearing those two bracelets..

He has to play tomorrow on show court 2 :sad: :rolleyes: :banghead: (so again not on tv :crying2: ).. Second match..

Go Sebbb, u can do it!! :bounce:

Marine
01-19-2005, 11:25 AM
:confused: Why on earth should it be funny that he's wearing such a bracelet? Cancer deserves all the attention - and money for research - it can get. I think it's cool that he wears both the Lance Armstrong bracelet and the 'respect' bracelet.

ughh..excuse me, I woudn't mean cancer's funny :rolleyes:
That's funny to see Seb wearing fluo bracelets, that's all, because usually he doesn't wear anything.

Marine
01-19-2005, 04:06 PM
Seb on the cover of L'equipe... " A new Grosjean "

http://www.lequipe.fr/vp/imgopt.php?IMAGE=http://www.lequipe.fr/Quotidien/une/une19012005_hd.jpg&QUALITE=60&WIDTH=290


Le cheveu court et l’œil rieur, Sébastien Grosjean offre un visage à la fois serein et aminci par le travail fourni en fin d’année en Floride avec son nouveau coach, Brad Stine, et son préparateur physique, Jo-Jo Nicholson. Peu enclin, d’habitude, à confier ses états d’âme, c’est sans rechigner que le numéro 1 français a dépeint, hier, le cadre de ses nouvelles résolutions.
MELBOURNE –

« VOUS AVEZ DOMINÉ le match de bout en bout, malgré un départ plutôt délicat…

– Même si je sers correctement, “Mika” a pris beaucoup de risques, tenté pas mal de retours-volées et il a eu de la réussite pour prendre mon service d’entrée. Mais je ne me suis pas du tout excité. Je l’ai breaké tout de suite derrière, j’ai sauvé trois nouvelles balles de break et pris son service pour mener 3-1. Tout le match, j’ai été solide en retour, et cela l’a déstabilisé. Aujourd’hui, je pars du principe qu’il peut m’arriver de me faire breaker, mais qu’avec la qualité de mon retour, j’ai plus de chances que mon adversaire de breaker.

– Vous parliez de l’importance de l’attitude, un mot clé utilisé par votre nouveau coach, Brad Stine. Comment cela se traduit-il, dans un match comme celui-là ?

– En allant plus à la volée dans les moments importants. Cela suppose aussi, dès que j’en ai l’occasion, de frapper, d’être agressif. Essayer, face à “Mika”, qui prend beaucoup de risques et joue vers l’avant, d’inverser la situation. Faire plus service-volée en frappant davantage ma première balle. Être aussi plus concentré, savoir mettre de côté le point d’avant.

– Pouvez-vous nous parler de votre travail physique ? Vous avez l’air plus “fit” qu’avant…

– (L’air vexé.) J’étais comment, avant ? (Rire.) J’ai travaillé assez dur sur le plan physique, parce que j’ai eu du temps, deux mois, pour le faire. J’ai bossé en particulier le renforcement au niveau des jambes, parce que j’ai souvent été blessé aux cuisses par le passé.

– Avec qui avez-vous travaillé ?

– Avec un entraîneur physique (un sprinteur jamaïquain, Jo-Jo Nicholson) qui avait bossé avant avec des footballeurs US. À présent, il s’occupe aussi d’un hockeyeur de NHL, mais puisqu’ils sont en grève, ils ne s’entraînent pas. Comme je vis en Floride, je ne peux bénéficier des services de Paul Quétin à la FFT, alors j’ai trouvé quelqu’un (sur place) qui me pousse.


– Il vous pousse parce que, aujourd’hui, vous acceptez d’être poussé…

– (Faussement courroucé.) Ça veut dire quoi, ça ? Comme j’ai envie de jouer, je fais plus d’efforts. Je suis plus concentré sur le sujet. Cela part vraiment de moi, mais aussi de la façon dont je travaille. Le préparateur physique est très motivé, il fait l’exercice avec moi et ça donne envie. Et puis, j’ai l’intention de donner un nouvel élan à ma carrière, de me donner un maximum de chances d’aller au bout dans un Grand Chelem.

– Et c’est dur ?

– Il y a eu des séances où, à la fin, j’ai vomi. Ce n’est pas agréable, mais il fallait que je passe par là, que je reparte à la base, parce que je n’avais pas eu l’occasion de le faire vraiment ces dernières années. Il fallait que je sois encore plus sérieux à l’entraînement pour essayer de reproduire les mêmes choses en match. C’est vrai, j’ai mis du cœur à l’entraînement physique. Et, sur ce match, en tout cas, j’ai constaté que je me déplaçais bien et que j’étais rapide. J’espère surtout que cela va durer toute la saison.

– Vous semblez très ambitieux…

– Oui, j’ai envie d’aller au bout dans un tournoi du Grand Chelem, avec un maximum de moments de plaisir, parce que c’est comme ça que je joue bien. Le long break que je viens de faire m’a été profitable. J’espère avoir une chance de gagner dans chaque tournoi que je disputerai. J’ai atteint la demi-finale ici (en 2001, ainsi qu’à Roland-Garros en 2001 et à Wimbledon en 2003 et en 2004). Je peux aller loin dans ce tournoi, mais il faut prendre match par match. Ça a l’air bête de dire ça, mais il faut vraiment arriver à se concentrer à chaque fois de la même manière contre un joueur différent.

– Est-ce un plus, mentalement, d’avoir un coach qui a entraîné un vainqueur (Jim Courier) et un finaliste (Andreï Medvedev) de Roland-Garros ?

– Oui, tout à fait. C’est intéressant mentalement et dans l’approche des matches. On parle un peu plus de tactique, aussi. C’est une autre culture. Brad Stine a un discours qui me convient. Je suis attentif à ce qu’il dit. Sur le terrain d’entraînement, il me pousse encore plus, même quand il me voit un peu passif. C’est assez bien, assez nouveau, et on va voir ce que cela va donner sur la durée. »

Yes Seb is fiter... ;)

Lizan
01-19-2005, 06:02 PM
What does it mean :sad:.. This is like chinese for me :p

grosjeanlol
01-19-2005, 06:20 PM
thx dor this article marine !!
Seb is really happy in this article !! I hope he will play well against Lisnard !! I hope please !!!
Come on seb, you are the n°1 of our heart !!!

Peta Pan
01-19-2005, 09:48 PM
ARGH so on Tuesday I felt awful coz I only saw the last set of Seb's match! I was on Andrei Pavel's match next door instead... I dashed across and got to see the last set of Seb's match (somehow finding a seat!). Then I got trampled when Hewitt decided to practice on the court behind me... I don't just mean little kids either, there were granny's, kids, ALL ages trampling me to hang over the back of the court and watch Hewitt :rolleyes: I managed to get some decent photos after the match while he was signing and I think I saw him smile at Rachael lol

Yesterday I found Seb practicing so I hung around and watched him for 40 mins before I wanted to go watch a match... I wanted a photo with him but there was no one I knew around to take one! :sad: Still, I took quite a few while he was practicing :)

Today Andrei and Seb's matches aren't such a big clash so I should be able to get there a lot earlier! Court 2 will be a lot easier to get a seat at too!!

Via
01-19-2005, 11:02 PM
I asked him if he remembered me from last year at Kooyong and the Open (one of the many questions Esther and I wanted to ask!!) but he said "I remember you from yesterday".

have you heard about that movie called '50 first dates'?? :p

for fans like us, every year we have to renew our acquaintance with the players as if we've just met :rolleyes:

Marine
01-20-2005, 06:43 AM
1-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 Lisnard.

Do i have to precise Seb was winning 6/1 4/0 before injuring... yes...Seb injured AGAIN , and fought deseperetly (wquite wierd) until the end.
He didn't want to retire, he didn't accept this new injury.
I guess he's sad and totally depressed, he workded a lot this winter, in the order not to injure again, and it didn't pay...so I hope he won't be too muc affected mentally. :bigcry:

rebel
01-20-2005, 06:43 AM
have you heard about that movie called '50 first dates'?? :p

for fans like us, every year we have to renew our acquaintance with the players as if we've just met :rolleyes:

That's so funny! :D
Pretty exhausting too.

We (Esther, James, Marcelo, Prazz and myself) just came back from Seb's shocking defeat. I tried so hard not to cry like a baby because I was so upset. :sad: We were there again in the first row, cheering our brains out, but he just didn't make it.

Alison
01-20-2005, 06:45 AM
what happened? :confused: I went to bed after the first 2 sets , couldn't sleep (it's very stormy here and the noise kept me up :eek: ) got up and checked the scores and he lost the third :confused: .Went back to bed and he then lost the 4th and 5th ??? :sad:

Oh well , at least I can get some sleep for the rest of the tourney :p

Marine
01-20-2005, 06:49 AM
It seems (they said it at radio) Brad Stine wonders if Seb will be able to continue his carrier like that without injuring every months...the coach was pessimistic and depressed, that's horrible to hear that.
Any smiley can mean my feelings...

rebel
01-20-2005, 06:51 AM
He played so well in the first and second - he looked so energized. Then he kind of got progressively worse. He looked like he grimaced a couple of times and we were looking for signs of limping as well. He just lost the bounce he had in the first 2. :rolleyes: :sad:

rebel
01-20-2005, 06:55 AM
Peta, did anything happen when you saw him practice yesterday?? What time were you there?

Via
01-20-2005, 06:56 AM
so sorry to hear... injuries do have a way of one leading to another... i hope he won't get bad as rios did... and come back successfully.

i wish i had gone to melbourne monday - thursday... i wish i could've cheered on arnaud/paulo too, even if they eventually lost :(

Alison
01-20-2005, 07:08 AM
:sad: just seen a bit on eurosport news about Seb .It seems it's the inner thigh / groin strain again :sad:

:sad:

rebel
01-20-2005, 07:17 AM
:sad: just seen a bit on eurosport news about Seb .It seems it's the inner thigh / groin strain again :sad:

:sad:

He's so brave for continuing on with the match then... :sad:

rebel
01-20-2005, 07:20 AM
I managed to get some decent photos after the match while he was signing and I think I saw him smile at Rachael lol

:angel: Yes, I have something sweet and memorable to cling to!!!

Lizan
01-20-2005, 09:49 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I'm so sad :sad:.. Not only that he lost, but the even worst thing that he has an injury AGAIN!! :eek:.. :banghead:

Well hopefully we'll see him back in good shape soon!! :sad:

wilma
01-20-2005, 10:00 AM
I didn't think he'd go far in the tournament, so I'm not that disappointed about him losing the match. But another inury! That must be sooooooooooo frustrating for an athlete.

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-20-2005, 11:17 AM
:sad: :sad: Grosjean was doing wo well............. howcome the thigh thing gtot injuryed in every Aus Open...? So unfairrrr!!! Poor Seb!!! :sad: :sad:

good luck for next tournament!!! Bonne chance a Seb!!!!!!


so weird that they've got the very similar stats!
Seb & Lisnard- 52 unforced errors
- Total points won- 146
- winner 43

And Serb's fastest serve was 213km/h!!! The fastest in Seb's record? He's getting better!!! (A new Seb :angel: )

Arrr I have never seen Seb wearing such kinda rubber bracelet... or anything on his arms... I knew it was Nike Respect bracelet coz my friend had that, too!!!

grosjeanlol
01-20-2005, 02:03 PM
It's so sad for him, his destiny in Australia is over !!
Well I hope he will be ok soon !! And before the davis cup !!!
Well seb, we are with you !!! good luck for you !!

Alison
01-20-2005, 02:10 PM
Seb was interviewed on Eurosport News ; I just saw it when I came in from work ; he said he felt a tear in his thigh in the first few games :eek: and carried on ( I suppose he didn't want to retire again in Aus :sad: )

He then went on to say it was something he had to accept :sad:

Peta Pan
01-20-2005, 03:41 PM
Peta, did anything happen when you saw him practice yesterday?? What time were you there?

Nothing happened. He was smiling and happy and joking. It makes me sadder thinking back how he was still in the tournament and not injured then. :sad:

I was there at 11am until about 11.40. I hoped someone I knew would come along so I could get a photo. I ran into Prazz later and she showed me where she got her book signed. I realised you guys had showed up, I just took off a bit too early.

I think I am destined never to get a photo with him, but I always have memories :)

I also believe I am personal jinx for my players today and I wish I hadn't gone at all! What a CRAP day!!!!!!

Marine
01-20-2005, 04:17 PM
hat's terrible I thought to Seb the whole day. I was anxious about his reaction (new unjury...), but I feel better now I listened to his interview. He's sad, disapointed, but he seemed rather positive, he hopes it's not too grave, and he wants to continue his efforts etc... oufffff

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/reuters_ids/20050120/10/475056958.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2005/open-australie/album5/images/08.jpg http://www.fft.fr/evenements2005/open-australie/album5/images/07.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2005/open-australie/album5/images/06.jpg http://www.fft.fr/evenements2005/open-australie/album5/images/05.jpg

Marine
01-20-2005, 04:21 PM
Link audio itw for french speaking people:
http://www.fft.fr/australie2005/default.asp?page=4

http://www.lequipe.fr/home/pts.gif

Lizan
01-20-2005, 04:34 PM
aii the fourth picture shows his pain??

Ooooooh I sooooo hope that he will be well soon.. Somewhere I knew it too that he wouldnt come far, like Wilma, but still for some reason I'm sadder then ever.. :sad:
Maybe its because he won the first two sets easily..

This whole AO sucks. All my favs are out (including Misha Krajicek), and its only showed on Eurosport :fiery: and only in the night (1 AM) and in the morning.. And since I want to see the highlights (which begins at 12:00 AM :rolleyes: ) and therefore cant wake up early, AND have to learn for my exams I can hardly see any tennis :fiery: damn timedifference.. :)
Okay thanks guys for listening, just to say that, feel much better :p

Lizan
01-20-2005, 04:41 PM
Also this is really bad for his entry ranking..

Alison
01-20-2005, 05:02 PM
There was another photo of him sat at the side of the court , under the umbrella , but I can't remember where I saw it :o :rolleyes:

Might have been Yahoo , but I'm not sure :yawn:

onion
01-20-2005, 11:04 PM
Awwwwwww sebastien losing is soooooo saaaaaaaaaaaad :(
I'm sad now.

Let's hope he recovers from his injury soon.

I'm annoyed that I missed him on Tuesday. I was gonna go and see him play but didn't end up going. I thought he'd last and I'd be able to see him this weekend. Boo-hoo :(

tommy_girl
01-21-2005, 02:40 AM
sooo sad that seb lost... :sad:

i didnt want to post before because i feel
like i might be a jinx to my fave players..
but now... :sad:

still... im not losing hope.. its just the beginning
of the 2005 season.. i just wish that he recovers
from the injury soon..

esther
01-21-2005, 07:21 AM
this sucks :sad:

zyim333
01-22-2005, 05:37 AM
Also this is really bad for his entry ranking..

That's what I am worried about most. :sad: I am so eagerly looking forward to him squeezing his way to shanghai tmc. The year of 2003, he had great hopes but finally missed Houston. And last year... but I do hold firm mind this year that he can finally make it while one more concern now for us is his new injury... :sad:

zyim333
01-22-2005, 06:11 AM
AND have to learn for my exams I can hardly see any tennis :fiery: damn timedifference.. :)
Okay thanks guys for listening, just to say that, feel much better :p

:) Lizan, I'm sending you my most positive vibes to hope you pass your exams. :angel: I've just finished mine. ;)

Lizan
01-23-2005, 09:14 PM
:) Lizan, I'm sending you my most positive vibes to hope you pass your exams. :angel: I've just finished mine. ;)

Awwww thats very nice :hug:, yeah I think I can need some extra help :o :angel: ..

How did ur exams go?? I hope u passed them all, I bet u did :)!!

Lizan
01-23-2005, 09:19 PM
That's what I am worried about most. :sad: I am so eagerly looking forward to him squeezing his way to shanghai tmc. The year of 2003, he had great hopes but finally missed Houston. And last year... but I do hold firm mind this year that he can finally make it while one more concern now for us is his new injury... :sad:

Aww yeah :sad: I hope Seb does better from now on so u can finally see him play!! So that u can make some great pics for me (ahem us) :angel: and for u that u can see him live :cool:, because u havent, have you??

I think he lost many times in the second round :scratch: .. RG & US Open last year and now AO.. Only at wimbledon he played FANTASTIC!! Hope he can do that again this year!!

zyim333
01-24-2005, 02:22 AM
Aww yeah :sad: I hope Seb does better from now on so u can finally see him play!! So that u can make some great pics for me (ahem us) :angel: and for u that u can see him live :cool:, because u havent, have you??

I think he lost many times in the second round :scratch: .. RG & US Open last year and now AO.. Only at wimbledon he played FANTASTIC!! Hope he can do that again this year!!

Not yet, my dear Lizanne, I hope I could finally realize my dream this year, and now it all depends on him. :scratch: or should I start another thread named ROAD TO SHANGHAI? :D ;) :p

Lizan
02-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Stella, I really really really hope you can go see him!!!! :bounce:
Its one of the greatest tounaments so it would be really special if you could see him play there..