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The Stella Artois Championships

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-31-2005, 01:24 PM
Okay so the Stella Artois is coming! Hope Seb to get a good result again... as usual :p

check out the players' list! :)
http://www.stellaartoistennis.com/players.asp

delsa
06-04-2005, 07:45 PM
Seb's got a lot of points to defend for the grasscourt season so i hope it will motivate him and not put pressure on him...
He's got quite a hard draw: being seeded as number 7 he will be exempt from the 1rst round and then face fellow Frenchman Jean-René Lisnard or Guillermo Garcia Lopez and he may face Roddick in the 1/4 so it'll be hard for him. But he loves grass and he can pull this off!
ALLEZ SEB! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :rocker2:

And he'll play the double with his best friend Arnaud Clément! :)

Marine
06-04-2005, 08:30 PM
Seb's got a lot of points to defend for the grasscourt season so i hope it will motivate him and not put pressure on him...
He's got quite a hard draw: being seeded as number 7 he will be exempt from the 1rst round and then face fellow Frenchman Jean-René Lisnard or Guillermo Garcia Lopez and he may face Roddick in the 1/4 so it'll be hard for him. But he loves grass and he can pull this off!
ALLEZ SEB! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :rocker2:

And he'll play the double with his best friend Arnaud Clément! :)

Easy draw until 1/4...ohhh and he'll play Losnard, who beat him in Melbourne and who had said nasty things about him :mad:
Charming duo with Arnaud, ahhh I'd love to see them in double one day ! :hearts:

Well, I dislike grass tournaments, boring surface, but it's important for Seb, allez !!!

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2005, 12:42 AM
There's no such thing as an "easy" draw. I hope that you didn't just curse Seb :sad: .

I only know about the BYE and won't look beyond the 2nd round

I'm glad that he and NoNo are playing Doubles together. It's been too long since they teamed up :bounce: :bounce:

I'm also not crazy about Grass for the next 5 weeks but pros that I like play on it and I love the game too much to avoid it for that long :p

esther
06-05-2005, 02:56 AM
Charming duo with Arnaud, ahhh I'd love to see them in double one day ! :hearts:

We can only dream, Marine! :)

It's been a while since they have being in a tournament together for a long long long time (either arnaud's ranking has been too shameful to enter successfully or seb being injured etc etc) so i hope they do well!!!!!!!

I cant believe its grass season ALREADY!!!

delsa
06-06-2005, 09:39 PM
Seb and Arnaud won it 6-3, 6-2! (i know Marine already posted it in the News Arnaud thread but everyone must know :p ...).
And tomorrow Seb will play his match on center court! ;)

Tricky_Forehand
06-07-2005, 03:54 AM
Seb & NoNo!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Allez Seb!!!!

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-07-2005, 03:38 PM
Oh he will be playing G. Garcia-Lopez in the coming round!
Good luck for Seb... today!

delsa
06-07-2005, 08:48 PM
Seb won 7-5, 6-3! :bounce: :bigclap:

Marine
06-07-2005, 09:16 PM
I saw the end of 1set and the second one, just when seb's started to play well ;)

zyim333
06-08-2005, 10:32 AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Court 9 start 11:30 AM
.....
(8)Oliver/Palmer vs Clement/Grosjean

why court 9? It's Seb to play the Stella Artois! ;)

Allez...lol...

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-08-2005, 05:09 PM
Doubles... Seb+Nono 6-7, 5-5 now...... Ohlala............ :rolleyes:
:) here are some pics of yesterday's match~

Marine
06-08-2005, 07:04 PM
No problem, Kelly, our guys won in 3 sets 67(4) 76(2) 76(4) :woohoo:

delsa
06-08-2005, 07:08 PM
No problem, Kelly, our guys won in 3 sets 67(4) 76(2) 76(4) :woohoo:
Wow! It was a very close match ( typical grass score... :rolleyes: ) therefore a very hard-fought victory :p ;) : well done guys! :)

Alison
06-08-2005, 08:27 PM
Seb's on court 1 tomorrow , third match on .

No doubt BBC and Eurosport will show Henman instead :mad:

chels231
06-09-2005, 12:34 PM
Hi, I'm a big Seb fan.. although I haven't posted here until now.. Anyway, I was at the doubles match yesterday and there was an incident when Arnaud smashed from the baseline and hit the ball into the back of Seb's neck- it must have hurt so bad.. he had to have ice on it during the next few breaks..

delsa
06-09-2005, 03:04 PM
That's why he had those red marks on his neck during his match against Garcia-Lopez?!

chels231
06-09-2005, 03:12 PM
no.. this was yesterday.. geez what does seb get up to in his spare time!

delsa
06-09-2005, 03:22 PM
no.. this was yesterday.. geez what does seb get up to in his spare time!
He must do paintball or something or play golf in Hotel's corridor with Arnaud like during the Davis Cup...(remember that Arnaud got hit by his own shot playing golf and got wounded!...:lol: ). Now it's official: Arnaud (despite being his best friend...) is a threat to Seb's life because of his clumsiness! :rolls: :haha: So much blunders from Arnaud! It must be fun to be around him! :lol:

*julie*
06-09-2005, 05:52 PM
:eek: OMG Seb lost the 1st set 2-6!!!
2nd set: 4-3*
Come on Seb!!! It's not Roddick but Blake!
Fight!!!!!!!!!!

delsa
06-09-2005, 06:33 PM
He fought. He's back on track now. One set all... ;)

Tricky_Forehand
06-09-2005, 07:04 PM
2-6 6-3 7-6(10)

Not an "easy" draw but he has met the prediction of the QFs :yeah:

:woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:

I couldn't even hardly look at the SB for those last few points. Especially when he was MPs down!!!

Allez Seb!!!!

delsa
06-09-2005, 07:08 PM
:worship: What a match!!! Well done Seb!!! You never gave up!! :worship: 12 to 10 in the third set tie-break!! :eek: Those Frenchmen are gonna kill me...

*julie*
06-09-2005, 07:15 PM
Well that was tight but well done Seb! Great fight :yeah:

Marine
06-09-2005, 07:15 PM
I left my screen at 6/3, 3 ball points Blake !!! Wowwwwwwww Seb :bigclap: :bounce:

crystal
06-09-2005, 07:28 PM
How unbelievable !! WAOW HE SAVED 5 MATCHBALLS !!!!
SO GREAT !!!
ALLEZ SEB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alison
06-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Well done Seb ! :D

Roddick next :rolleyes: again :p

allanah
06-09-2005, 10:26 PM
Hello everyone :) :wavey:

I'm a Roddick fan and wanted to get your thoughts on tomorrow. I was very impressed with Sebastien at the FO, particularly the Nadal match. The way he was hitting the ball off both flanks (but escpecially the forehand) was scary! :eek:

What do you think Seb has to do to beat Andy? Both players weren't at their best today but got the wins that count. Andy is a different animal to the forlorn figure we saw on clay a few weeks ago and he seems to have found the rhythm of his serve again. If he can maintain that, I think Seb will struggle to break. At the same time, Roddick is very susceptible to any short ball, particularly dropshots and Karol Beck got a lot of cheap points that way today.

Was wondering what you thought? I'm looking forward to some excellent tennis between these two tomorrow. May the best man win! (although of course I hope the best man's initials will be A.R. :p ;) )

Tricky_Forehand
06-10-2005, 12:31 AM
I will be getting coverage of this match tomorrow so I'm definitely looking forward to it. I hope that Seb can beat Roddick this time. 3rd straight year that they have played in this tourney...only the other two were Finals, I believe. I know that 2004 was but can't remember for sure about '03.

PaulieM
06-10-2005, 01:07 AM
go seb, crush roddick!!! :bounce:

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-10-2005, 05:52 AM
:D Allanah, such a difficult question! Well Roddie may be the one to win but as a Seb fan I will give all my support to Seb and wait for the miracle to come! Just like how he defeated Agassi before! Well Let's see what gonna happen!!! :angel:

Oh no... can't find any pics of Sebbie :eek: ... and really happy to see Seb going well in the Stella Artois... he is blessed :angel:

crystal
06-10-2005, 10:56 AM
Hey Allanah !
As Kelly I think A rod is more likely to win but I hope seb will be able to play his better tennis and maybe with a bit of luck, beat Roddick !
He lost the final in 2003 6/1 6/2 and in 2004 6/3 6/4 so there's some progress !!!
I think that to win seb should do particularly well in return in order to break roddick at least once, and then be extremely solid on his service, but on grass he's good at it !!! Well, that's no use saying it, now seb has to do it concretely !!! And that's another story !!!!
Well, we're waiting for some miracle !! But seb can do it ;-)
waiting forward to the match, too ! it's beginning at 1:00 pm i think

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-10-2005, 11:07 AM
Okay I have found some Seb audio clipz. They are quite old but it's nice to listen to! ;)
Seb Doha 2 (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackItA.asp?file=http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/grosjean_doha2.wma)
Seb Doha 3 (http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackItA.asp?file=http://wm.atptennis-global.speedera.net/wm.atptennis-global/grosjean_doha3.wma)

Ohlala... they are now playin... Seb to Roddie 4-6, 6-6 (4-5) ... good job Seb... keep going!

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Aggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr................ Seb lost!!!!!!! :sad:
yet 4-6, 6(5)-7 is good enough... that's roddick >_< ... See you in Wimby! :wavey:

crystal
06-10-2005, 04:12 PM
well, each time they meet on grass, seb improves the score mark... :rolleyes:
maybe when they'll meet at Wimbledon final, seb gonna beat Andy 7/6 7/6 7/6 (or vice versa...) lol
see you at wimbly seb !!! :wavey:

Lizan
06-10-2005, 05:09 PM
Eventhough he lost he played very well, I saw his match on tv..
And oh boy he looked nice in my fav outfit for him :)..

Oooh it was so funny when he missed his serve lol... He had to laugh about it himself.. did someone see that??

allanah
06-10-2005, 05:17 PM
Hello again! :wavey: :) I don't know about you, but I felt that both players were pretty inconsistent today. Stunning passing shots followed by inexplicable unforced errors. Grosjean certainly worried Andy (and me!) and who knows what would've happened if he'd managed to take the first set to a TB...

good luck to Seb at Wimbledon :) :yeah:

Marine
06-10-2005, 07:11 PM
They lost in double :mad: :sad:
(2)Bryan/Bryan d Clement/Grosjean 75 36 76(2)

*julie*
06-10-2005, 07:39 PM
I am sad for Seb! No finals this year :sad:
Btw, it was closer than last year final. It is good to see that Seb has played so well since RG.
Good luck for the coming matches Seb!!! :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
06-10-2005, 09:15 PM
:sad: :sad: for Singles & Doubles.

I haven't seen the match yet but I hope that it will be shown on repeat later. Knowing that Roddick won doesn't exactly make me want to watch it but I might watch some.

Lizan
06-11-2005, 11:52 AM
I'm glad its the grass season.. I love to see Seb on grass the most!!! His play on grass is so cool with the hard-forhand out of nowhere!! I'm looking forward to seeing seb in Wimbledon, hope he does as well there as the last few years!! Cant wait!!

Marine
06-11-2005, 02:02 PM
Well, I saw Seb on grass, yes he plays very well on this surface, but I really don't like grass, it's boring !!!!!!!!!


(ps: have a new avatar..I'm very proud of it !! :drool: lol)

Marine
06-11-2005, 10:09 PM
SANS PRENDRE sa défaite au tragique, Sébastien Grosjean s’en voulait de ne pas avoir saisi l’occasion de battre enfin Andy Roddick sur gazon après s’être incliné devant lui ces deux dernières années en finale du tournoi du Queen’s Club de Londres. Battu en deux sets accrochés (6-4, 7-6), cette fois en quart de finale, le Français était suffisamment lucide sur le court pour se rendre compte que le Roddick d’hier était prenable.

« J’ai la sensation d’avoir été plus agressif que lui, de m’être procuré plus d’occasions que lui, mais, au bout du compte, c’est moi qui perds en deux sets, déplorait-il. Au premier set, je me procure plusieurs occasions de faire le break, sans succès, alors que lui, la seule fois où il me met en danger sur mon service, c’est à 5-4 et je lui donne la balle de set sur une double faute ! Au deuxième, je fais la course devant en lui prenant d’entrée son service, mais il débreake un peu plus tard (à 3-2). D’une manière générale, je n’ai pas assez bien négocié les points importants, y compris au tie-break du deuxième set. Mais ce n’est jamais facile de bien jouer contre Andy. Déjà, il n’est pas facile de faire preuve de constance sur gazon, mais face à un joueur de son type, hyper puissant, qui alterne les coups gagnants et les séries de fautes, je n’arrive pas à me régler. Avec, en plus, le vent qui soufflait fort, j’étais obligé de forcer sur mon service alors que, de son côté, il a une telle puissance que servir contre le vent ne lui pose pas de problème. »

Cette année, donc, nous ne verrons pas Grosjean en action le dimanche de la finale comme en 2003 et 2004. Ce jour-là, il sera à Wimbledon, dans la maison qu’il a louée pour un mois avec sa femme et ses enfants. « J’ai voulu changer mes habitudes. Au lieu de rester une semaine à Londres, partir ensuite jouer un autre tournoi et revenir à Wimbledon, j’ai décidé de louer carrément une maison durant quatre semaines. Ma famille arrive demain (aujourd’hui) et c’est sympa de se dire qu’on sera réunis dans cette maison avec, pour moi, la possibilité de m’entraîner dans les meilleures conditions sur les courts annexes de Wimbledon une dizaine de jours avant le tournoi. » :angel:

In short...he's very upset cos he thinks he had more occasions than his adversaryand finally it's him who lost.
This year he rent an house for one month, his wife and kids arrive tomorrow he's happy to stay with them, the other years he used to play another tournament, thos year he stays in London and can practice on court in Wimby.

Lizan
06-11-2005, 10:38 PM
This year he rent an house for one month, his wife and kids arrive tomorrow he's happy to stay with them, the other years he used to play another tournament, thos year he stays in London and can practice on court in Wimby.

So that means he's not coming to the Ordina open here in the Netherlandsnext week :sad:.. :crying2:.

But grass is not boring Marine :eek: :)!! Grass is so special.. A lot of players you dont hear from all year, but are great players, u see back on grass.. Like Ancic!! And Seb plays great on grass.. When Seb plays on all the other kind of courts, it looks so much different, then from how he plays on grass. When I saw that match against Roddick friday I was so impressed.. it was a year since I've seen him play like that, that good!!
Anyway I understand though why you like clay more then grass (porbably most of you who prefer clay over grass), but for me its the other way around, I dont really like clay, because its with long rallies.. And on grass its sebs strong point when he can get a ball when you never expect it (when other players would never get the ball, he would get it)..

zyim333
06-12-2005, 01:49 PM
And on grass its sebs strong point when he can get a ball when you never expect it (when other players would never get the ball, he would get it)..

:D and yah, partically for his stunning forehand, right? so that's the reason I always keep high spirits all through the grass season even though I don't really like grass very much.

well I can't find the video link of the atp play of the week, which has impressed me so deeply, when he was playing the 2003 stella artois...but that's gorgeous! I don't know if u still remember that... he was in red shirt, I think... Anyway, I have nice memories of seb's grass seasons. :angel: this year's stella artois is another new, great start!