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2005RG

xuzizhen
05-21-2005, 04:10 AM
Seed 23 :Sebastien Grosjean
Draws:

4-Rafael Nadal (Esp)-Lars Burgsmuller (All)
Mardy Fish (E-U)-Xavier Malisse (Bel)
Peter Wessels (P-B)-Ricardo Mello (Bré)
Qualifié-30-Richard Gasquet (Fra)

23-Sébastien Grosjean (Fra)-Juan Monaco (Arg)
Thierry Ascione (Fra)-Davide Sanguinetti (Ita)
Andreï Pavel (Rou)-Florent Serra (Fra)
Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha)-16-Radek Stepanek (Tch)

11-Joachim Johansson (Suè)-Fernando Verdasco (Esp)
Hyung-Taik Lee (Cor-S)-Alex Calatrava (Esp)
Gilles Simon (Fra)-Olivier Patience (Fra)
Jiri Vanek (Tch)-20-David Ferrer (Esp)

26-Jiri Novak (Tch)-Bjorn Phau (All)
Felix Mantilla (Esp)-Tomas Zib (Tch)
Dmitry Tursunov (Rus)-Stefan Koubek (Aut)
Julien Benneteau (Fra)-5-Gaston Gaudio (Arg)

zyim333
05-21-2005, 04:40 AM
RG! it is our turn LOL...

Lizan
05-23-2005, 02:42 PM
Yey seb won!!!!!! :kiss:
7/5 6/3 6/1

Next opponent is probably Ascione, but they're still playing now.. they're playing 5th set which is good for Seb :)....
Go Seb, Allez :)

Alison
05-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Ascione lost , Sanguinetti next ?

Marine
05-23-2005, 06:00 PM
YES :woohoo:

Iy wasn't a easy first match, I'm happy he won in 3 sets.
His video interview (in french), always a pleasure too see him happy and smiling after a win.

http://roland-garros.france2.fr/touteslesvideos/index.php3?date=2005/05/23&id_article=14

Marine
05-23-2005, 07:12 PM
Another video (at training)

http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/videos/inside/20050523.html

*julie*
05-23-2005, 07:41 PM
That's a good win. Monaco is not an easy player especially on clay. I am happy he won it in straight sets. He must have confidence now. Next round: Sanguinetti who played a 5 sets match today.
Good luck Seb!!!

Alison
05-23-2005, 07:46 PM
Go for it Seb !!

Thanks for the links Marine !

Marine
05-23-2005, 07:55 PM
Where did you find your flag, Alison ?? what's that ?? lol

delsa
05-24-2005, 05:12 AM
Yeah "French Southern and Antarctic Lands"! Wow! What's that?

Alison
05-24-2005, 06:00 PM
That's it Delsa :)

And no , I've never been there ;)

I just liked the flag :cool:

Marine
05-24-2005, 06:35 PM
:bounce: omg I'm so happy....tomorrow Seb plays on court Suzanne Lenglen so I'll see him...I was sure he was going to play on centre court, and no...good for me :bounce:

ALLEZ SEB :bounce: :hearts:

Anne-Claire
05-24-2005, 06:57 PM
little pic from yesterday

Marine
05-24-2005, 07:06 PM
Nice pic, thanks. You were luckier than me on sunday... mais demain il m'échappera pas ! lol

Lizan
05-24-2005, 08:16 PM
I have the same phone as seb :p

Marine I'm really happy for you :bounce:.. Take some nice pics for us!! I hope they show it on tv, but probably not *sigh*.. Have fun gurl!

Go Seb!! :bounce:

zyim333
05-25-2005, 01:03 AM
LOL...Envy you! Marine! Have fun there. and don't forget us! ;)
waiting for your pics and infos! :)

zyim333
05-25-2005, 01:10 AM
little pic from yesterday

Thanx a lot! Wonderful pic! He looks nice and happy in the photo of his card. It's cool he's in sunny mood and high spirits. :D

zyim333
05-25-2005, 01:11 AM
Btw, what do u think of his new lacoste shirt? ;)

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-25-2005, 04:48 AM
oh lizan
what phone is that? I can't see that clearly!
is that a Motarola?

Alison
05-25-2005, 08:22 AM
I have the same phone as seb :p




So do I ! :p

*julie*
05-25-2005, 02:27 PM
:woohoo: Seb won against Sanguinetti 6-0 6-3 6-2
Brilliant win! Good luck for the 3rd round. :worship:

Alison
05-25-2005, 02:39 PM
Great win Seb!

crystal
05-25-2005, 02:40 PM
the next great thing... an video interview after seb's victory over sanguinetti !
thanks for the link marine !
;-)
http://roland-garros.france2.fr/touteslesvideos/index.php3?date=2005/05/25&id_article=35

carole
05-25-2005, 02:43 PM
saw part of the match, great match ;) allez seb

xuzizhen
05-25-2005, 03:32 PM
me too ,saw the end of the match,and lola,his wife and his mother
clips here:
http://www.seb.sinofrance.org/2005rg/r2clips/index.html

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-25-2005, 04:03 PM
thanks zizhen!!!!!!!!
Great jobbbb!!!!!!!!!
i wish i can give you 1000 reputation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh shitttttttt!!! I have forgotten to draw a birthday card to Grosjeannnnn!!!!! :eek:

PaulieM
05-25-2005, 07:24 PM
really glad to see that seb is doing well. good luck in the next round!! :)

Marine
05-25-2005, 09:00 PM
I saw him winning again !! (when I'm there) :bigclap: :lol:

Well, it was an easy match, no suspense, Sanguinetti is too old, too bad for Seb ;)
There was all his family: wife, Lola, Tom, mother...and arnaud's parents, paulo's parents...that's cool. I took some pics but they're bad cos I was quite far and with my digital cam ... :rolleyes:

Marine
05-25-2005, 09:52 PM
Some caps of the link xuzizhen gave (thanks !) , Lola an Marie Pierre.
I have some other pics like that I took, but they're bad.

zyim333
05-27-2005, 01:20 AM
thank you all!!!

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-27-2005, 03:34 PM
oh lala il a 6-1, 4-6, 3-6, 2-0 maintenant......... merrddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

ALLEZ SEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hope to see a 27-year-old Seb keep playing RG in 2005

PaulieM
05-27-2005, 03:34 PM
come on seb you can do it!!! :(

Marine
05-27-2005, 05:17 PM
EHHHH HE WON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/4 at 5th set !!! I saw only the 3 last games but I'm so happy !!! woww :woohoo: :bigclap: :bounce:

Ohh and Tom is soooo cutieeeee :hearts:

*julie*
05-27-2005, 05:39 PM
Great win SEB!!!
I only saw the last set and he did so well: he was mentally and physically strong.
:worship: Congrats :worship:

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-27-2005, 05:46 PM
He won!!!!!!!! I am so happy!!! :angel:

:worship: Thanks Bix for making this!!!!!!!! :angel:
http://www.seb.sinofrance.org/2005rg/r3clips/index.html

wilma
05-27-2005, 05:48 PM
I have been so busy lately that I didn't even realise the French Open was going on until today. Saw the last set; Seb was gorgeous. A little nervous perhaps towards the end, but I forgive him. Was that Tom in the audience? He's very cute :)

crystal
05-27-2005, 05:58 PM
YEAH HE WON !!!!!!!!!!!
He was so good in the last set, he played really well, with his forehand and backhand passings !!! I'm SO HAPPY
AND TOM WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE !!!
and did you see when seb won the match, he turned back toward his family and threw the ball to tom !! SO CUTE
well, well done seb ! Coz stepanek played well today
now nadal :s
but seb can do it !!! Hopefully he can do it ;-)

Marine
05-27-2005, 06:42 PM
YEAH HE WON !!!!!!!!!!!
He was so good in the last set, he played really well, with his forehand and backhand passings !!! I'm SO HAPPY
AND TOM WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE !!!
and did you see when seb won the match, he turned back toward his family and threw the ball to tom !! SO CUTE
well, well done seb ! Coz stepanek played well today
now nadal :s
but seb can do it !!! Hopefully he can do it ;-)

Yes I saw !!! Tom with the ball in the hands...he's adorable !!!!! Lola too ! I saw her in the locker room after the match ...his children are as cute as their father. And I admit Marie Pierre looks nice. ;)

crystal
05-27-2005, 07:29 PM
oh you're very lucky marine !!
en tout cas j'ai hate de voir son match contre nadal !!
there's a video of seb at
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/interviews/2005-05-27/200505271117214896134.html
and then clik on "Interview Video"

crystal
05-27-2005, 07:31 PM
i love his little smile at the very beginning of the interview... as if he was surprised by the journalist's question and as if he was laughing at him, like "what a stupid question !"
:-)

Marine
05-27-2005, 07:37 PM
Thank you Kelly foe the caps it's great !! Of course little Tom doesn't look as good as at tv but it's ok...seom caps

I see his mother is very busy to look after him, because he doesn't stop to climb everywhere, it was the case wednesday so today in 5 sets, poor child ! LOL

Marine
05-27-2005, 07:40 PM
i love his little smile at the very beginning of the interview... as if he was surprised by the journalist's question and as if he was laughing at him, like "what a stupid question !"
:-)

I love when Nelson says about Stepaniek he's a good player cos he's one of the rare players who won a set against nadal on clay, which is almost an exploit etc... then Seb laughing "merci !" meaning he'll have to play nadal on next round ! lol

Marine
05-27-2005, 08:01 PM
These pics of joy, Seb's kiss to the crowd...reminds me some years ago :)

Marine
05-27-2005, 09:52 PM
Sébastien Grosjean (n°30) va retrouver la saveur d'un huitième de finale à Roland-Garros. Eliminé au deuxième tour lors des deux dernières éditions, le n°1 français, porté par le public du court Suzanne-Lenglen, a eu raison de Radek Stepanek (n°16), 6/1, 4/6, 3/6, 6/3, 6/4 en 3h51. Le n°1 français devra désormais en découdre avec l'impressionnant Rafael Nadal.

Sébastien Grosjean s'est offert deux jolis cadeaux ce vendredi à Roland-Garros. Primo, une vibrante ovation finale d'un public tout acquis à sa cause et qui n'a pas lésiné, presque quatre heures durant, dans les démonstrations de soutien. Secundo, le jour de son 27e anniversaire, il aura droit à une opposition sur le "Central" avec le favori du tournoi, Rafel Nadal. Un adversaire de renom dans une arène où il a écrit quelques belles pages de sa carrière. Comme en 2001 (demi-finale, victoire face à Agassi en quart) et 2002 (quart de finale). Depuis, le Marseillais nourrissait la fâcheuse tendance à repartir de la Porte d'Auteuil la tête basse.

L'issue de ce match du troisième tour aurait pu être beaucoup moins douce pour Sébastien Grosjean. Car Radek Stepanek, entraîné à mi-temps par l'ancien finaliste du tournoi, Petr Korda, a confirmé que l'air parisien l'inspire. Après avoir développé un tennis indigne de son statut au cours de la première demi-heure (6/1 pour Grosjean), le finaliste du dernier BNP Paribas Masters conquiert les deux sets suivants avec autorité, en développant un joli tennis d'attaque sur terre battue (98 montées au filet au total, pour 63 points). Le Tchèque aux faux airs d'Ivan Lendl n'a jamais passé un troisième tour en Grand Chelem. Mais il y croit, il serre le poing, hurle sa rage. Et se met le public à dos. Il n'en a cure.

"Seb" enflamme l'arène

Dos au mur, Grosjean scrute son coach Brad Stine du regard. Finaliste à Houston, le Français a refait le plein de confiance après une fin d'année 2004 manquée et un début de saison 2005 perturbé par une blessure à la cuisse gauche. Mais la terre parisienne ne lui réussit guère depuis deux ans. Le doute est chassé dès le deuxième jeu de la quatrième manche. Le n°1 français fait le break. Il conserve le précieux pécule jusqu'au bout: 6/3. Cinquième set !

Sur sa quatrième balle de break, "Seb" prend l'avantage 3-2 dans un court Suzanne-Lenglen devenu tel une arène de corrida. Stepanek provoque encore le public. Les sifflets grondent. Finaliste à Milan et demi-finaliste à Barcelone, le Tchèque, bien que plus à l'aise sur surfaces rapides, a le mental solide, comme l'acier produit dans sa ville natale de Karvina. Il s'offre un "débreak". Grosjean ajuste ses retours et lui répond du tac au tac: 5-3.

Le Marseillais a le mérite de mieux jouer les points importants. Mais la fin est difficile. "Seb" doit attendre sa quatrième balle de match pour s'imposer, sur un service gagnant. L'ambiance est à la fête, la victoire est belle. "C'est bien de gagner comme ça, à la bagarre, à l'envie, sans développer son meilleur tennis", jubilera le n°1 français. Dimanche, c'est le surdoué de Marjorque, Rafael Nadal, qu'il faudra dompter. Une toute autre histoire mais qu'importe, Grosjean est de retour au plus haut niveau, et c'est déjà une bonne nouvelle…


woow I would have love to be there today it was a atmosphere of corrida, the crowd was fantastic, and Seb said after he won thanks to the public who helped him a lot ! :)

Tricky_Forehand
05-28-2005, 01:02 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: for Seb!!

There was TV coverage for the last half of the 5th set :D

Saw his little boy on TV and the poor thing looked completely restless. I think he's only 2 or 3 so perfectly understandable. Looks alot like his Dad :)

I can't believe that Seb has to play Rafa next but...ALLEZ SEB!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

esther
05-28-2005, 04:16 AM
Yes I saw !!! Tom with the ball in the hands...he's adorable !!!!! Lola too ! I saw her in the locker room after the match ...his children are as cute as their father. And I admit Marie Pierre looks nice. ;)

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
i wish i saw that!!! Thanks for the photos!!

ALLEZ SEB!! very very small chance against nadal...but i'm happy hes made it to the 4th anyways. Happy bday for tomorrow! :)

esther
05-28-2005, 04:21 AM
awww doesnt tom just look like a mini seb!!!

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-28-2005, 06:28 AM
awww doesnt tom just look like a mini seb!!!
:D "A mini Seb" I like it Esther!
ANd you did wake up with a good news heheee :D

Oh those caps were made by Bix. :worship: She's so nice! And she even sent me the link so that I could see the match on my computer!

the interview from the RG site... So sweeeettttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!
Q. Votre famille est là, cela vous aide beaucoup ?
R. Oui, effectivement

(but his hair looks so... messy!? :p )

crystal
05-28-2005, 10:22 PM
i like his hair ... :-)

esther
05-29-2005, 02:46 AM
hehe yeah i did wake up with good news, my italian friend woke me up at 2am with it haha, sorry i didnt stay online kelly!

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-29-2005, 06:10 AM
Oh today's game... gonna start in early morning here in HK...
Dunno if I can watch it... coz I wanna go to see Star Wars tomorrow morning...
Well of coz Seb's more important!
maybe I will wake up with a good news...
I wish I am living in Europe... no time difference problem... eek...

anyways
Allez Seb! 27-year-Seb!!! Have the victory to be your birthday gift!

wilma
05-29-2005, 07:01 PM
So, can anyone tell me what went on there in the 2nd set? I missed it (was cooking) and when I came back the - totally biased (in favour of Nadal) - commentator was saying Seb was really unsportsmanlike and that he was putting on a show. That sounds very unlike Seb! The audience was rather unfair, I thought. But what was going on :confused:
Anyway, great play by both players. Allez Seb for tomorrow!

allanah
05-29-2005, 07:21 PM
So, can anyone tell me what went on there in the 2nd set? I missed it (was cooking) and when I came back the - totally biased (in favour of Nadal) - commentator was saying Seb was really unsportsmanlike and that he was putting on a show. That sounds very unlike Seb! The audience was rather unfair, I thought. But what was going on :confused:
Anyway, great play by both players. Allez Seb for tomorrow!

Depends which commentary you were watching Wilma. On British Europsort, they gave Grosjean credit for trying to get the crowd to quieten down, although some commentary criticised him for not standing ready to receive, so that play could get underway. the drama that kicked it all off was in the first set when Nadal hit what he thought was a winner and what Grosjean thought was long. that happened on game point and Nadal held onto the break to win the 1st set. So basically the crowd was mad that the umpire refused to check a dubious call and they booed him for about a set and a half. Pretty vociferously too. Seemed to have calmed down by the 3rd set tho. The 2nd set was, i think, 2 breaks to grosjean and one to Nadal so Grosjean won that one. But he's 3-0 down now.

crystal
05-29-2005, 07:33 PM
actually wilma, it's that nadal's ball was out, but the umpire said it was in the court. Then at TV they showed the ball and it was clearly out of the court. And seb told the unpire to come and see the impact of the ball. It was rather clear. But the umpire refused to check it. Seb couldn't understand the umpire's decision, neither did the public. It was unfair for seb, it was a break ball for nadal, so a very important point. The ball was out and the umpire didn't want to check it. So the public became mad at the umpire, was crazy !!!! They were shouting at the unpire, and the players stop playing for at least 5-6 minutes. Then the public kept shouting at the umpire for the whole second set.
It wasn"t seb's fault. It was the umpire's. I admit I also shouted at him (although I was at home) like : f***** umpire !!!
Really, this man doesn't know his job. And the umpire in chief had to come and see what happened. It was the first time in my life that I saw it, that the public stopped the match at shouting at the umpire. Becoz it wasn't fair for seb, and the public was dor him. So it was normal, in a way. And seb wasn't "unsportmanlike" at home, he was just asking what he thought was just fair !
Anyway, he played great in the 2nd.
ALLEZ SEB !!!

wilma
05-29-2005, 08:00 PM
Aha, thank you for explaining Allanah and Crystal. I came back into the living room when Seb refused to receive. That's when the - Dutch Eurosport - commentator called Seb unsportsmanlike. (I really hate commentators who strongly favour one particular player - in fact, I doubt whether he even heard of Grosjean before.) So, he refused to receive because the crowd made too much racket? Anyway, Seb played really well during the 2nd set - hopefully he'll be able to keep that up.

Tricky_Forehand
05-29-2005, 08:06 PM
I'm watching it on ESPN now and they are still in the 1st set. Don't know if I should look forward to Seb being wronged or not :sad:

Hopefully he can come out tomorrow...get the break back and win in 4 :yeah:

A late birthday present :D

allanah
05-29-2005, 08:07 PM
Aha, thank you for explaining Allanah and Crystal. I came back into the living room when Seb refused to receive. That's when the - Dutch Eurosport - commentator called Seb unsportsmanlike. (I really hate commentators who strongly favour one particular player - in fact, I doubt whether he even heard of Grosjean before.) So, he refused to receive because the crowd made to much racket? Anyway, Seb played really well during the 2nd set - hopefully he'll be able to keep that up.

Yeah, i was watching British Eurosport and Mats Wilander and Chris Bradman commended him for at least trying to get the crowd to calm down. BBC gave him a bit of stick. I have to say I disagree with Crystal. It didn't look definitely in or out. Even after the replays they showed several times while play was halted, no-one was sure.

I'm not a big fan of either player but the tennis they were playing kept me glued to the screen. Grosjean's forehand is on fire and some of the volleys he's made....:worship: ...unbelievable. I cna't wait to see him bring some of that magic to the grass :D

Marine
05-29-2005, 08:53 PM
Sorry I can't explain now but I WAS THER !!! I was at the match it was just fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never saw a crod like that.
I know there is a thread in general messages about the "pathetic frnehc crowd" but I don't care the atmosphere was incredible I loved !!!!!!
Seb was happy and thanked us a lot at the end.
I love him, he played very well and was very fighter !!!!!

ALLEZ SEBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
:inlove:

crystal
05-29-2005, 10:06 PM
hey allanah !
they showed the ball with a computer thing so maybe we didn't see the same image it's why maybe we disagree. Anyway, on the replay they were showing, it was definitely in, but maybe the computer thing is wrong :-)
anyway, it's over and each one's got 1 set, so let's see what happens !
i like nadal, but I would definitely like seb to win !!!
GO SEB !
ps : lucky you, marine ! Anyway, at home it was very exciting, too !! :-)

Marine
05-29-2005, 10:17 PM
hey allanah !
they showed the ball with a computer thing so maybe we didn't see the same image it's why maybe we disagree. Anyway, on the replay they were showing, it was definitely in, but maybe the computer thing is wrong :-)
anyway, it's over and each one's got 1 set, so let's see what happens !
i like nadal, but I would definitely like seb to win !!!
GO SEB !
ps : lucky you, marine ! Anyway, at home it was very exciting, too !! :-)

My brother said me the ball was confirmed out by the computer !!!!! :confused: :mad:

Anyway the most important is that Seb wanted support at this moment and it worked well, after the crowd was 400% with him, it was amazing, and while he was leaving the court he thanked a lot the audience with his hand, he looked very glad. I was very happy to see him as excited in the match and so communicating with the crowd.

allanah
05-29-2005, 10:38 PM
hey allanah !
they showed the ball with a computer thing so maybe we didn't see the same image it's why maybe we disagree. Anyway, on the replay they were showing, it was definitely in, but maybe the computer thing is wrong :-)
anyway, it's over and each one's got 1 set, so let's see what happens !
i like nadal, but I would definitely like seb to win !!!
GO SEB !
ps : lucky you, marine ! Anyway, at home it was very exciting, too !! :-)

Oh, we didn't get anything as fancy as computer graphics on good ol' British eurosport Crystal ;) :D . They just slowed the picture down and then enlarged the ball and the baseline to see if the two were touching at all. I have to confess that that did make the picture a little blurry which is why no-one on the telly could be sure.

Anyway, I'm glad Grosjean managed to turn it around in that 2nd set. It should be absolute cracker tomorrow - I hope he can take it 5 sets like P-H Mathieu did today :bounce: :yeah:

Marine
05-29-2005, 10:47 PM
Oh, we didn't get anything as fancy as computer graphics on good ol' British eurosport Crystal ;) :D . They just slowed the picture down and then enlarged the ball and the baseline to see if the two were touching at all. I have to confess that that did make the picture a little blurry which is why no-one on the telly could be sure.

Anyway, I'm glad Grosjean managed to turn it around in that 2nd set. It should be absolute cracker tomorrow - I hope he can take it 5 sets like P-H Mathieu did today :bounce: :yeah:

But Paulo finally lost :sad:

Marine
05-29-2005, 10:54 PM
PARIS (AP) -- Umpires have been taking plenty of verbal abuse at the French Open.

Damien Steiner of Argentina, the chair umpire for the match Sunday between Rafael Nadal and Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean, was jeered long and loudly, first by Grosjean, then by the center court crowd.

Fans hooted when a linesman ruled a shot by Nadal on the line, helping him win the point for a 1-0 lead in the second set. When Steiner refused to climb down from his chair to check the mark, Grosjean became incensed.

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Jeering by fans delayed play for about 10 minutes, until the boos finally faded when Grosjean made a gesture appealing for quiet. Rain forced suspension of the match until Monday with Nadal leading 6-4, 3-6, 3-0.

Tricky_Forehand
05-30-2005, 04:23 AM
Wonder if they will allow the same chair umpire tomorrow or replace him? :scratch:

fedsfan1
05-30-2005, 12:42 PM
Sorry Marine but if your guy Seb needs that kind of support from the crowd--he is NOT a sportsman--just a showman. Any player that wants that kind of crowd participation should be fined. He wasted so much time & was unsportman-like when Nadal tried to serve. What a joke Seb is!! Sorry but this is MY opinion!! The fans should be ashamed of themselves for their actions!! & I wouldn't be so happy to be in that "great atmosphere"---all the fans looked like spoiled lil kids who didn't get their way!!

My hope that the rain delay has Nadal ready to "FRENCH FRY Seb!!!

ALLEZ RAFAEL!!!!!!!!!!!

Go right ahead & attack me---I can take it!! ;)

xuzizhen
05-30-2005, 03:53 PM
1-3...
game over.....
crying...............

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-30-2005, 04:34 PM
Bix... I missed the game >_< but 1-3 is good enough! There's still Wimbledon Open, c'mon, be postitive! :wavey:

No one likes to attack a Nadal fan sorry. As long as it's how the medias "keep" away some news it's always hard to judge. I worked in the media and my major is journalism so I know how it works. Seb was playing in front of his home crowd so all of us understand the situation. Sorry the font size is small but this shows that I am not intend to argue with anyone here. Seb fanz are nice!

*julie*
05-30-2005, 05:03 PM
:( I didn't see the match today. I've heard that the 4th set was close and they both played very well.

Btw, Seb did play a great tennis this year in RG (especially against Stepanek and in the 2nd set against Nadal).
Thanks for that SEB and good luck on grass! :worship:

PS: It seems that Seb is critisized by the medias since yesterday's incident. I hope he won't pay attention to all these bad comments. :p

Marine
05-30-2005, 05:20 PM
Not attacked by french medias anyway, only by stupid strangers...

Marine
05-30-2005, 06:02 PM
Don't listen to some people...I was there and Seb wasn't unsportman at all.
He was just furious. People criticize him because he didn't say the crowd to stop earlier, he waited for some minutes before saying "stop" with his racket, it's not a bad thing.
I still love him more since yesterday. He was adorable. :kiss:

crystal
05-30-2005, 06:33 PM
hey allanah !
they showed the ball with a computer thing so maybe we didn't see the same image it's why maybe we disagree. Anyway, on the replay they were showing, it was definitely in, but maybe the computer thing is wrong :-)


sorry I just wanted to say that the ball (hit by nadal) was definitely OUT and not "in" as i wrote just before. Nadal's ball was too long and out of the court, anyway it's what was shown by the computer.
Anyway, seb lost, so sad.
Just wanted to tell the rogi fan that seb has always been a very correct player, very fair and sportmanlike. He saw the ball out so it's normal that he was angry. Then the public just wanted the umpire to come and see the mark and the umpire refused, so it's why it got worse. But seb asked the crowd to stop, it's all right. It's normal that the crowd wasn't happy if it thought that there was some unfairness against seb.
And the crowd wasn't angry at nadal but at the umpire.
Anyway, seb's match is over, but I just wanted to say that he's not "unsportmanlike" and blablabla. :rolleyes:
GO SEB FOR THE GRASS SEASON !!!

eek
05-30-2005, 09:06 PM
(hi, i'm eiko by the way :) )
Er, i'm probs saying stuff everyone knows hundreds of times over...my sister was saying that there were loads of dodgy line calls in Nadal's favour before the incident anyway. Anyway, he's just coming into his own now, shame that people'll try to take that away from him. And he got into the second week of RG, yay :)

Lizan
05-30-2005, 09:16 PM
SEB WAS GRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAtTT
It was the coolest match I've seeeeeen in a very long time.. ooooh amazing... I cant believe they're all being so stupid abt the crowd.. Its just a match.. If they were booing constatly against Nadal, okay, but they werent..

And okay I didnt completely understand why Seb didnt wanted to receive, but whatever, it was a great happening, finally some action... :bounce:

eek
05-30-2005, 09:21 PM
yeah, it was definitely the nicest match i've seen this tournament...séb's back!

Chloe le Bopper
05-30-2005, 10:30 PM
Does anybody have Grosjean's interview? I want to know what he had to say about the incident and about Rafa :shrug:

fedsfan1
05-31-2005, 02:03 AM
Well I guess Nadal had the last laugh.... :worship: bye bye Seb--thanks for playing......:haha:
VAMOS RAFAEL!!!

Chloe le Bopper
05-31-2005, 04:14 AM
Erm... there are really probably better places to do that :rolleyes:

So does anybody have the interview? :(

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-31-2005, 06:23 AM
ok so I now know how does a Nadal fan supports his/ her favourite sportsman.

:angel: Don't be sad Crystal and Marine. Seb had played a good game and we are waiting for the grass season yay!!! :bounce:

Oh btw, Julie, Seb won't be upset with that. Remember the "Rumours" about his "disappearance" last year? And this year Seb's here with a good record!

:clap2: *pictures time*

eek
05-31-2005, 07:51 AM
This is all i can find (from l'equipe):

Les réactions
Sébastien Grosjean (FRA/N°23, battu par l'Espagnol Rafael Nadal/N°4): «J'ai quelques regrets, j'ai quelques occasions au début du quatrième set. Je croyais en mes chances, j'essayais d'être agressif, d'éviter son coup droit. Ce n'était pas évident avec ce temps frais, le vent et des conditions lourdes qui l'avantageaient car il est plus costaud que moi, sa balle gicle plus. Le vent m'a gêné plus que lui car sa balle tourne davantage que la mienne. J'ai également raté plus de balles faciles qu'hier, surtout en coup droit. J'ai raté quelques petites balles qui m'ont enlevé de la confiance. Lui est impressionnant. Il aime agresser son adversaire. C'est un "matcheur", il adore la compétition, les grands moments. C'est le favori du tournoi avec Federer. Sur l'arrêt de jeu (dimanche), c'était bizarre. J'ai juste demandé à l'arbitre de descendre de sa chaise. Après, je n'ai rien dit. Le public a pensé que l'arbitre devait le faire. Il était derrière moi, m'a poussé le jour de mon anniversaire, c'était difficile de calmer la foule qui a pris en grippe l'arbitre, difficile aussi de reprendre après. Je tire un bilan positif de mon tournoi. J'ai remporté trois bonnes victoires et offert une belle résistance contre un des favoris. C'est encourageant pour la suite. J'ai pris du plaisir sur le terrain. Physiquement j'ai bien tenu, même contre Nadal j'étais plutôt bien. Je suis également satisfait de mon attitude sur le court. Il faut que je continue dans cette voie là.»

Chloe le Bopper
05-31-2005, 08:05 AM
Thanks :)

Marine
05-31-2005, 07:41 PM
I read some interviews of Brad Stine these 3 last days and he's a nice guy.
He said he was touched by the support of the crowd at the end of seb's match against stepaneck and on crazy sunday, "one of his greater memories of coach ! " :D
He said also Seb is on good shape, he can play very very well this year, he's confident etc.. very nice comments which make me happy.
He's funny cos he said to the journalist on sunday evening he was searching bread for seb "my player is french he absolutly needs bread at dinner !" lol

crystal
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
thanks eek !!
anyway just wanted to precise to some nadal's fan there that I don't mind Nadal, he's a very good player and he seemed very sympathetic when I saw him at Monte Carlo master serie, so I didn't defend seb becoz I hated Rafael, of course not !
I wish him good luck for the rest of the tournament, and i think he deserves to win.
Oh and thanks marine for the anecdotes !
Well, let's concentrate on the grass season !!! Hope seb will play as good as he did in RG. :-)

tennistory
05-31-2005, 10:26 PM
http://img181.echo.cx/img181/663/rg2005290500126pt.jpg

http://img181.echo.cx/img181/1200/rg2005290501037uy.jpg

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-01-2005, 03:42 AM
OH NOOOOOOnOOOOONOOOOOOnOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE PICS ARE VERY VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love his smile!
THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:


I may say Seb's a good player if you have lil knowledge about 2003's Wmbledon (QF, Seb vs JC)



Sebastian Grosjean - Day 8
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

S. GROSJEAN/J.C. Ferrero
6-2, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6

Q. At 4-4, there was a double bounce on one of your returns. Can you say what happened at the net.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: At the net when I talked to the umpire, you mean?

Q. Uh-hmm.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, I told him it bounced twice, and that's it.

But I was surprised the umpire didn't see, because it was clearly two bounce there.

eek
06-01-2005, 05:18 AM
*smiles with confidence in his moral superiority* ha! still, it's very worrying that an umpire missed it, isn't it?

crystal
06-01-2005, 12:53 PM
thanks for the pics tennistory !

wilma
06-01-2005, 05:20 PM
Well, let's concentrate on the grass season !!! Hope seb will play as good as he did in RG. :-)
Let's hope Seb'll play as well as he did last year, crystal: finals at Queen's and semi-finals at Wimbledon!!!!!! :) And let's not forget that the BBC covered each and every one of Seb's matches at Queen's last year :cool: Am really looking forward to that.

And yes, Kelly, thank you for reminding us about the nice Sébastien Grosjean we all know and love :D

Tricky_Forehand
06-02-2005, 08:32 AM
This is all i can find (from l'equipe):

Les réactions
Sébastien Grosjean (FRA/N°23, battu par l'Espagnol Rafael Nadal/N°4): «J'ai quelques regrets, j'ai quelques occasions au début du quatrième set. Je croyais en mes chances, j'essayais d'être agressif, d'éviter son coup droit. Ce n'était pas évident avec ce temps frais, le vent et des conditions lourdes qui l'avantageaient car il est plus costaud que moi, sa balle gicle plus. Le vent m'a gêné plus que lui car sa balle tourne davantage que la mienne. J'ai également raté plus de balles faciles qu'hier, surtout en coup droit. J'ai raté quelques petites balles qui m'ont enlevé de la confiance. Lui est impressionnant. Il aime agresser son adversaire. C'est un "matcheur", il adore la compétition, les grands moments. C'est le favori du tournoi avec Federer. Sur l'arrêt de jeu (dimanche), c'était bizarre. J'ai juste demandé à l'arbitre de descendre de sa chaise. Après, je n'ai rien dit. Le public a pensé que l'arbitre devait le faire. Il était derrière moi, m'a poussé le jour de mon anniversaire, c'était difficile de calmer la foule qui a pris en grippe l'arbitre, difficile aussi de reprendre après. Je tire un bilan positif de mon tournoi. J'ai remporté trois bonnes victoires et offert une belle résistance contre un des favoris. C'est encourageant pour la suite. J'ai pris du plaisir sur le terrain. Physiquement j'ai bien tenu, même contre Nadal j'étais plutôt bien. Je suis également satisfait de mon attitude sur le court. Il faut que je continue dans cette voie là.»

:confused: Translation, please.

*julie*
06-02-2005, 07:58 PM
:confused: Translation, please.

Ok I will try but sorry by advance for my poor english :rolleyes:

Sebastien Grosjean defeated by Rafael Nadal: "I have some regrets because I've had some opportunities in the beginning of the 4th set. I believed in my chances, I tried to be agressive and avoid his forehand. It was not easy with this fresh weather. He took advantage of the wind and the heavy conditions because he's stronger than me. His ball squirts :confused: more. The wind disturbed me more than him cos his ball turns more than mine. I also missed more easy points than yesterday, overall in my forehand. I missed several points which made me lose my confidence. He is impressive. He likes to attack his adversary. He's a fighter, he loves competitons and big events. He's the favorite with Federer. About the incident (on sunday), it was strange. I only asked the umpire to come down from his chair. After that, i didn't say anything. The crowd thought he has to do it. The crowd was behind me, and supported me the day of my birthday, it was difficult to calm them down cos they were angry against the umpire. It was also difficult to go back into the match. This tournament was very positive for me. I won three good matches and had a good resistance against one of the favorites. This is encouraging for the coming tournaments. I had pleasure on the court. Physically, I felt good, even against Nadal. I have to go on this way."

crystal
06-03-2005, 10:17 PM
there's a video of seb here :
http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/?AssetID=1002

He was the "player of the week" in houston maybe !!

Tricky_Forehand
06-04-2005, 11:52 PM
Thank you, Julie :)

esther
06-05-2005, 02:53 AM
well done everyone for not responding to that ignorant, shameful excuse for a human being :)

sorry i wasnt here earlier to translate that! Like i said in the arnaud thread, if anyone ever needs a translation, feel free to email me and i'lll get it quicker

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-05-2005, 01:49 PM
Oh crystal thanks for the video... :)
Grosjean was sososososooooo fast in the video... can't believe that he was kinda like surfing/ sliding on the clay court!!! :eek:
Love to see clay events... they always go very fast :D