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Lizan
06-14-2005, 10:14 PM
Since I cant wait for Wimbledon I'll just already start a thread about it.. My FAV tournament all time is coming up!!!
Since its gonna be 30 (32 even!!!) degrees here in the netherlands maybe there wont be any rain at wimbldon this year :)..

I love Wimbledon so much because well seb plays so well there (i hope this year too), and grass looks cool on my tv screen :), plus all the history there.. Seb has to play in a all white outfit, that makes me really happy, a very good tradition!! :drool:

esther
06-15-2005, 08:43 AM
he did pretty well in Queens...(why does Roddick ALWAYS HAVE TO BEAT HIM AT QUEENS?!!!), which is usually a good indication of how he'll go at Wimby...

i really hope he does well :)

Alison
06-15-2005, 09:08 AM
Let's hope the weather picks up for the next couple of weeks for Wimbledon ; it's cold and raining here ( England , not Wimbledon :rolleyes: ) today :rolleyes:

I hope Roddick isn't in Seb's half of the draw ; or Federer :p

Lizan
06-15-2005, 01:50 PM
I hope Roddick isn't in Seb's half of the draw ; or Federer :p

Tomorrow I think we'll know.. I SOOOOOOOOOO hope that too, that he wont meet Roddick and Federer before the semi final :scared:..
I hope he's in the same half as nadal and coria or something.. Both good players but bad on grass!! That would definitly be a good draw.. *hopes*

Marine
06-15-2005, 03:23 PM
Stop dreaming, Lizan, he can't be lucky every year in Wimby !!! The last year his draw was easy until the semi, I don't think he'll be helped by the fate this year :)

(Of course u'll understand I'd like to see him in Nadal and Coria's draw, but..)

Lizan
06-15-2005, 06:00 PM
Stop dreaming, Lizan, he can't be lucky every year in Wimby !!!

I dont see any reason to :).. I dont think he's JUST lucky that he got to the semies in the last TWO years!! He did beat Tim Henman two years ago, and I cant remember now which other great names he'd won from.. But you CANT say that he's just lucky.. Yeah maybe he doesnt do as well this year, because everybody is watching him, he has more pressure now which he didnt have the last two years, but I'm so excited to see how well he does this year.. I'm really curious, I think every player out there is scared for Seb now, something I THINK they dont really have on clay against Seb..

Marine
06-15-2005, 06:52 PM
I dont see any reason to :).. I dont think he's JUST lucky that he got to the semies in the last TWO years!! He did beat Tim Henman two years ago, and I cant remember now which other great names he'd won from.. But you CANT say that he's just lucky.. Yeah maybe he doesnt do as well this year, because everybody is watching him, he has more pressure now which he didnt have the last two years, but I'm so excited to see how well he does this year.. I'm really curious, I think every player out there is scared for Seb now, something I THINK they dont really have on clay against Seb..

Yes, 2 years ago he was just amazing , he played very well to beat Henman ! But the last year he had an easy draw until Federer, without big grass specialist. ;)

*julie*
06-15-2005, 08:01 PM
Yes, 2 years ago he was just amazing , he played very well to beat Henman ! But the last year he had an easy draw until Federer, without big grass specialist. ;)
Oh I remember that match against Henman. I was in London (not in Wimbly though)watching it in a pub and everyone were chearing Henman.
I was so happy for Seb...... ;)

Marine
06-15-2005, 08:03 PM
Oh I remember that match against Henman. I was in London (not in Wimbly though)watching it in a pub and everyone were chearing Henman.
I was so happy for Seb...... ;)

I can imagine your pride in this pub !!!

*julie*
06-16-2005, 10:38 AM
Seb will play his 1st match against Micka LLodra.
Not very good draw for the french :( (Paulo will play against Federer :sad: )

Lizan
06-16-2005, 10:51 AM
Julie, how do you know??? Its not on the site yet :confused:

*julie*
06-16-2005, 11:03 AM
They broadcast it live on radio Wimbledon but you can go to the thread "Main draw" in Wimbledon forum.

Lizan
06-16-2005, 02:07 PM
Seb has a really bad draw :sad:.. So Marine, I guess you were right afterall..
He meets Roddick AGAIN in the quarters *sigh*

Stupid draw...

Alison
06-16-2005, 03:55 PM
Oh I remember that match against Henman. I was in London (not in Wimbly though)watching it in a pub and everyone were chearing Henman.
I was so happy for Seb...... ;)


I wasn't cheering Henman and I'm English :p I was cheering for Seb all the way ! I remember the match very well ;)

Marine
06-16-2005, 05:26 PM
Allez Seb, bats Micka !!! :)

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-16-2005, 08:14 PM
C'mon! Seb had a lil progress this year in Queen's! He lost at 6-7 and sth like that!
So maybe this time, he will defeat Roddie at 7-6 Hahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Be confident guys! Who knows!!!
SEB IS DA BEST!

Lizan
06-16-2005, 08:18 PM
C'mon! Seb had a lil progress this year in Queen's! He lost at 6-7 and sth like that!
So maybe this time, he will defeat Roddie at 7-6 Hahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!
Be confident guys! Who knows!!!
SEB IS DA BEST!

YEAH kelly thats the spirit :)
Lets go Seb!!
Lets get it started :singer:

chels231
06-16-2005, 10:32 PM
I don't understand why you people are worried- I think Seb has a great draw- as he isn't in Federer's half! He should beat Henman and then will be able to have revenge against Roddick (nobody beats Seb 7 times in a row!!), win the semi then the final.. it's in the bag! of course now I've said this he'll lose to Llodra in the first round.. :(

PaulieM
06-17-2005, 12:45 AM
Good Luck Seb!!! i'd love to see him beat roddick. i'm torn about the henman match but i'd still be happy if seb won that too. :)

esther
06-18-2005, 09:07 AM
I don't understand why you people are worried- I think Seb has a great draw- as he isn't in Federer's half! He should beat Henman and then will be able to have revenge against Roddick (nobody beats Seb 7 times in a row!!), win the semi then the final.. it's in the bag! of course now I've said this he'll lose to Llodra in the first round.. :(

if roddick is ANYWHERE near Seb, we have a reason to worry!!!! Dont want to think of how many times Roddick has beaten seb in the past few years and although i was happy to see that hewitt, philipousis or federer werent in sebs half...Roddick?!!! If he gets to the quarters, hes not going to beat roddick...and i'm scared about Mika first round! Arnauds got a better quarter than Seb :sad:

wilma
06-20-2005, 06:16 PM
We'll deal with Roddick later - let Seb get past the first round first! Is he playing tomorrow (Tuesday)?

Lizan
06-21-2005, 06:53 AM
Yeah today.. Third match on court 1... :scared:.. Llodra was in the final of Rosmalen last week, so he's going to be a tough opponent.. Hope they show the match..
ALLEZ SEBBBBB :bounce:

wilma
06-21-2005, 07:06 AM
I know Llodra did well last week! Let's hope for the best.
ALLEZ SEB!!!!!!

Marine
06-21-2005, 06:41 PM
He's losing 2 sets to 1... :awww:

alllezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

crystal
06-21-2005, 07:20 PM
PLEASE SEB DONT LOSE !!! :eek: :wavey:
ALLEZ SEBASTIEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marine
06-21-2005, 07:30 PM
omgg he just have won the 4th set at tie break...7/5 !!! c'est stressanttttttttt

Allez Seb, beat this froggy !!! :lol:

marifline
06-21-2005, 07:34 PM
hate this match :sad:

Marine
06-21-2005, 07:40 PM
It's crual, yes, I don't like these matches, and I know the players don't like play each other....

Marine
06-21-2005, 08:03 PM
*play suspended*

The end tomorrow...horrible !!! 4/3 Micka in the last set...while seb had broken at 2/2 !!! :(

Alison
06-21-2005, 08:44 PM
at least I'm off work tomorrow to see the end of this match :eek: :eek:

crystal
06-21-2005, 09:53 PM
oh gosh..... GO SEB !!!
on a eu chaud dans le tie-break du 4e !!! :rolleyes:

esther
06-22-2005, 02:04 AM
ahhh why was it suspended? rain or coz it was too late?

Seb better win :(

esther
06-22-2005, 02:06 AM
why dont they put the suspended matches first the next day? Woudlnt that be common sense/fairer so they dont have to wait longer?

theyre on second on court 1 after irvin vs clijsters.

esther
06-22-2005, 02:08 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050621/all/l1466858.jpg

Alison
06-22-2005, 09:23 AM
ahhh why was it suspended? rain or coz it was too late?

Seb better win :(


the light was fading , and they wouldn't have finished the match .

Alison
06-22-2005, 09:24 AM
why dont they put the suspended matches first the next day? Woudlnt that be common sense/fairer so they dont have to wait longer?

theyre on second on court 1 after irvin vs clijsters.

I agree ; hopefully the Clijsters match won't last too long :p

Alison
06-22-2005, 01:24 PM
Seb won the 5th 6-4 ! :woohoo:

crystal
06-22-2005, 01:25 PM
HE WON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
6/4 in the last set.
Well done seb ! :wavey:
( i have to admit i was a bit kind of..... worried last night :rolleyes: )

Alison
06-22-2005, 01:30 PM
( i have to admit i was a bit kind of..... worried last night :rolleyes: )

I think we all were :eek:

Lizan
06-22-2005, 01:52 PM
Yes we definitly all were :).. I'm soo happy he won.. I knew he was gonna be tough, but I didnt think THIS tough.. I was so disappointed yesterday, I almost knew for sure he was gonna loose the tiebreak, I was soooo nervous :).. lol.. He won very quick today :eek:, maybe Brad Stine gave him some advise..

Well done Seb, u made my day :)

*julie*
06-22-2005, 02:19 PM
Good job Seb!!! :woohoo:

xuzizhen
06-22-2005, 02:26 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1010948_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1010948_2.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1010955_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1010955_2.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1010966_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1011396_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-06/22_1014016_1.jpg

crystal
06-22-2005, 02:46 PM
Oh thanks xuzhizen !! these pictures are so nice !
I found it on wimbledon.org :
Quick Finish for Grosjean


©AFP/ O.Andersen

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Ninth seed Sebastien Grosjean was on No.1 Court for only eight minutes today to complete victory over his French Davis Cup team mate Michael Llodra. He now reaches the second round where he will play Victor Hanescu of Romania.

Grosjean has been a semi-finalist at Wimbledon for the past two Championships but with Llodra gaining a lead of two sets to one, there were times last night when he began to look under threat. After Grosjean pulled back a set, the match was left precariously at two sets apiece and 4-3 to Llodra in the the final set when bad light stopped play.

Today Grosjean gave Llodra next to no chance of taking command. He held his opening serve to love. He then won the first three points against Llodra'a serve and although the left handed Llodra saved two of them Grosjean took
the break by forcing a volley error with a strong service return.

Grosjean held serve easily to win by 3-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in a total of three hours and 37 minutes. Overall he served 13 aces and played an excellent tie break and final set.

Written by Barry Newcombe

crystal
06-22-2005, 02:50 PM
It was a match of great skill and ambition with both players going for the big shots often required on a grass court. They also played delicate drop shots when the occasion demanded. Grosjean was under pressure as Llodra built a lead of two sets to one, but Grosjean came back strongly to capture the fourth set.

When the match began the left handed Llodra settled more quickly to the task before him, no doubt aware that he had lost to Grosjean in the first round of the Australian Open. He achieved the first break of the match with a classic backhand winner down the line to lead 4-2 in the opening set. Llodra reinforced his break with some solid play and went on to win the first set in 29 minutes.

Grosjean came back to level the match in the second set, but was visited by a trainer in the third set. Llodra, moving confidently, won the set 6-4 with an ace to set point and then a service winner.

The fourth set became tighter as each player sharpened for the climax of the match. There were no big opportunies, either way, as the set progressed to a decisive tie break. Llodra twice took points from Grosjean's serve without being able to open up a clear lead. At 5-all, Grosjean went to set point with a cross court passing shot and followed up with a service winner to take the tie break 7-5 and level the match after two hours and 58 minutes.

In the final set Grosjean broke Llodra's serve in the third game with a dipping service which caught Llodra off balance. But Llodra restored the balance in the sixth game when he took Grosjean's serve on his third break point.

crystal
06-22-2005, 02:52 PM
...also written by Barry Newcombe :)
But what does it mean that seb "was visited by a trainer in the third set" ? Did he have some physical problems ? Hope not !!!

Alison
06-22-2005, 04:17 PM
...also written by Barry Newcombe :)
But what does it mean that seb "was visited by a trainer in the third set" ? Did he have some physical problems ? Hope not !!!

The trainer and doctor came on in the third set .

The doctor gave Seb some pills . IMO he had a headache . He had been holding his head in breaks , and towelling down a lot .

It's very hot here with virtually no breeze , and with him playing late I suppose he was hungry too ( he was eating bananas at every opportunity :) )

A couple of games after he'd taken the pills his game picked up again :)

wilma
06-22-2005, 07:05 PM
Well done, Seb! :)

crystal
06-22-2005, 08:31 PM
Thanks Alison for the information !

Marine
06-22-2005, 10:17 PM
http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/default.asp?page=4#

Seb seems more talkative than ussually in this interview, he was probably happy to be at second round ! lol

This quote on FFT site intrigues me a lot.... :confused: LOL

"C'est Brad qui arrose les fleurs..."
De Sébastien Grosjean, dont l'entraîneur Brad Stine est, semble-t-il, le préposé de l'entretien de la maison louée par le Français dans le quartier de Wimbledon.

crystal
06-23-2005, 05:29 PM
He's won :bounce: :clap2: :aparty:
6/3 6/4 6/2 :cool:
good job, seb ! :p

Tricky_Forehand
06-23-2005, 05:42 PM
Seb!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Glad that he had a smoother match today :)

Marine
06-23-2005, 05:42 PM
Perfect :yippee:

crystal
06-23-2005, 08:45 PM
A nice article about seb's 2nd round against hanescu. Maybe you've already read it, but if not, enjoy ! :D

Grosjean in Fine Form


Thursday, June 23, 2005


French No.9 seed Sebastien Grosjean blitzed past Victor Hanescu in an impressive performance showcased on Court 13. The Wimbledon semi-finalist of the past two years defeated the Romanian No.2 in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Grosjean, who has reached a Grand Slam quarter-final in each of past four years, showed why he is a strong contender for another Wimbledon semi-final slot. He hit shots all over the court. And on many occasions the ball simply seemed to fly past the Romanian. Grosjean served hard and smashed aces at 127mph. He played sliced and dropped shots delicately and patrolled the baseline with military precision. There were also plenty of volleys that were rammed in at jet speed.

Hanescu attempted to brave the storm but was broken in the third game. Grosjean now with a 3-1 lead stepped up the pace. Hanescu, although brilliant with some of his down-the-line ground strokes, failed to match Grosjean's speed and placement. His game was plagued with wrong shot selection while Grosjean's was studded with perfect tennis shots and skilful co-ordination.

In 30 minutes Grosjean took the first set 6-3. Hanescu put up a brave fight to try to rescue his game but committed a series of unforced errors and struggled to hold his serve, losing the second set 6-4.

As the third set unfolded, Grosjean became even more dangerous. He aced more frequently, whipped in powerful backhands and increased the tally of winners (40 altogether) to lead the third set 5-2. He served for the match and claimed it with another smashing ace that banged into the scoreboard and partly knocked it out.

Written by Sajid Shaikh

wilma
06-23-2005, 09:36 PM
He served for the match and claimed it with another smashing ace that banged into the scoreboard and partly knocked it out.
:D

esther
06-24-2005, 12:21 AM
woah what a flattering interview!! Lol i liked that "strong contender for another Wimbledon semi-final slot" comment!!! Wonder if this Sajid Shaikh is a Seb fan by any chance...hehe

Yay hes into the third round- Novak Djokovic.

Roddick's match is to be completed today...its been taken to 4 sets. Guillermo and Richard, Nalbandian are still in that half but HENMAN IS OUT...and SO IS RAFA...

Hmm predictions anyone?

crystal
06-24-2005, 10:29 AM
lol if Roddie is not out before quarters by any miracle (go Igor !!!), i think we'll have again Andy/seb unfortunately in 1/4... If roddick wins I think he'll win the tournament.
Well, why not Ancic... (besides he's so cute !!)... not to mention Federer of course but as in every tournament he enters he is THE favourite, it's no need mentionning him...
To my horror he's to meet Juanqui in 1/8e.... WHAT A BAD DRAW THIS YEAR !!!
Anyway, the players I would like to see win the title : are Seb (of course), JC, Ancic
The players I think they'll win are : Roddick and Federer (not very original...)
by the way first seb needs to beat that unknown Djokovic -hope he does well :)

Alison
06-24-2005, 01:54 PM
Great result for Seb :)

crystal
06-24-2005, 02:15 PM
i like this pic :)

Marine
06-24-2005, 04:48 PM
SÉBASTIEN GROSJEAN se sent à Wimbledon comme chez lui : décontracté et serein.


« 1 h 32’ POUR BATTRE Hanescu. Vous voilà au troisième tour : satisfait ?

– Oui. C’est un petit peu différent du premier tour (3 h 39’ sur deux jours pour battre Llodra en cinq sets). C’est très bien d’avoir gagné en trois sets. Je suis très satisfait de mon service. J’ai été assez agressif.

– La “machine Grosjean” est lancée…

– C’est vrai. J’ai eu un peu plus le temps de mettre mon jeu en place. Il y a eu plus d’échanges que contre Mika (Llodra). C’est bien pour la confiance de pouvoir mettre des coups droits gagnants, ou de finir quelques échanges par un passing-shot.

– Votre futur adversaire est Novak Djokovic, dix-huit ans. Le connaissez-vous ?

– Je l’ai vu dans les qualifs du Queens. C’est un jeune Serbe qu’il faut prendre au sérieux, même si je ne le connais pas. On m’a dit qu’il était talentueux. Mon coach (Brad Stine) est allé le voir (contre Garcia-Lopez). Mais pour un troisième tour, c’est un bon match à jouer.

– Wimbledon est-il le tournoi où vous vous sentez le mieux ?

– Non, je préfère Roland-Garros. ;) Mais ici, j’aime bien la surface parce que mon service est plus efficace, mon slice également. J’ai des coups qui peuvent m’aider un peu plus, mais surtout, sur gazon c’est plus un jeu que sur les autres surfaces. Et j’aime bien ça. Mais j’aime bien glisser aussi sur terre battue.

– Gaël Monfils et Richard Gasquet sont dans le coup, ici. Qu’en pensez-vous ?

– Gaël a fait un bon match contre Hrbaty. J’ai vu la fin, ce n’était pas facile. Ce fut une belle victoire et une belle surprise. Richard, après sa victoire la semaine dernière (à Nottingham), c’est normal qu’il gagne ses deux matches et regarde plus loin dans le tableau.

– Comment avez-vous pris le fait de ne plus être le numéro 1 français à l’ATP, cette semaine, devancé par Gasquet ?

– Ma vie n’a pas du tout changé. Pourquoi ça changerait ? Les objectifs sont toujours les mêmes : objectifs personnels, dans un sport individuel. Cela ne m’a pas dérangé plus que ça. Richard peut voir plus loin que numéro 1 français. Avec son talent et son potentiel, il peut aller plus haut dans la hiérarchie mondiale. C’est plus le niveau de Nadal qu’il doit viser.

– Contrairement aux années précédentes, vous louez une maison dans Wimbledon Village. Qu’est-ce que cela change ?

– C’est surtout le fait d’être resté ici entre le Queen’s (défaite contre Roddick en quart de finale) et le début du tournoi qui m’a un peu changé. Je suis resté à m’entraîner une semaine, et à la fin, j’en avais marre, j’avais plutôt envie de débuter le tournoi. Mais c’est assez sympa. Ma femme est venue toute la semaine dernière. Là, elle est rentrée (en Floride) avec les enfants. J’ai bien aimé le fait de bien jouer avec des super joueurs ici, d’avoir le court seul pendant deux heures d’affilée. J’ai pu mettre vraiment mon jeu en place.

– Cañas a été contrôlé positif. Qu’en pensez-vous ?

– Je crois que ce n’est pas confirmé. Il y a une procédure en cours. Il faut attendre le verdict avant de parler. S’il y a des joueurs qui veulent tricher, ils le font. Moi, je ne suis pas comme ça. Je me concentre sur moi-même. Mais, malheureusement, ça fait partie du sport. » – D. B.

Lizan
06-24-2005, 07:42 PM
Seb plays on court 18 :rolleyes: second match...

I've never heard of his opponent, hope he isnt too good..

ALLEZ Seb :bounce:

crystal
06-24-2005, 08:17 PM
nice interview marine :)

smucav
06-24-2005, 11:01 PM
ESPN.com interview with Grosjean & Brad Stine:
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/wimbledon05/columns/story?id=2094044

Alison
06-25-2005, 06:58 AM
thanks for that Smucav :) LOL @ Pimp my Ride ! :D

wilma
06-25-2005, 07:54 AM
Thank you, smucav. Great article.

I like Pimp my Ride as well :) although I certainly don't watch it every day!

And I've never liked Taylor Dent much, but I can't help but appreciate his taste in reading. Am currently rereading Book 5 of the Harry Potter series as well, in preparation of Book 6 :)

It does seem rather boring, though, a tennis life, doesn't it?

Anyway, good luck Seb for today!

Alison
06-25-2005, 03:36 PM
:yeah: :woohoo: Well done Seb ! :D

crystal
06-25-2005, 03:36 PM
He's won in four sets !!! :)
Next one ? lol
Lizan, so you also like Mario Ancic ?? Would you like me to send you some pictures I took in April durind the MonteCarlo Master serie ?

crystal
06-25-2005, 06:28 PM
S. Grosjean - Day 6
Saturday, June 25, 2005


Q. Am I right in understanding that you didn't feel you were at your maximum level today?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, I didn't play my best tennis, but I think I was solid. You know, when you play a young kid who you don't know who's playing very well, it's never easy.

So, no, I played okay, you know. I served well on the big points, and I keep pressure on him, you know, when he was close to the end of the set.

And is good to be, you know, in the second week here.

Q. You think there's plenty left in your game?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, yeah, I think I can play little bit better, you know, more aggressive also. So, you know, I gonna try to use, you know, my day off to play better for Monday.

Q. You certainly feel at home here, don't you?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I like to play here. I like to play here. It's not home, but, you know, each time I come here, it's great, you know. I like to play on grass and I like to play here in Wimbledon.

So I enjoy myself on the court here.

Q. Do you like the general atmosphere around the club?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, yeah. The facilities are really great now. You know, there is more space. Even the weather, you know (smiling), is great.

Only yesterday rain. So it's good for all the tennis player and for the fans also.

Q. Just one last one. Are you slightly disappointed or relieved not to be playing Tim in the next round?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I have great memory against Tim here. It was a great match, you know, two years ago (smiling).

But he lost against Tursunov and I have to focus on play Tursunov instead of Tim.


Hey, did you notice he didn't answer that last question ? :rolleyes:

Tricky_Forehand
06-26-2005, 03:17 AM
The results of the next match is going to bittersweet...regardless of the result :sad:

At least Seb has gotten to the 2nd week again :)

Lizan
06-26-2005, 10:57 AM
He's won in four sets !!! :)
Next one ? lol
Lizan, so you also like Mario Ancic ?? Would you like me to send you some pictures I took in April durind the MonteCarlo Master serie ?

YES I LOVVVEEE Mario Ancic..
Oooh would you?? ooh that would be great!! I really like to have them!! Did you see him, oooh lucky!! Thank you girl!!

As for Seb, Tursunov and Seb never played against each other, so its hard to tell who'se the favourite, or if its gonna be an easy match or a tough one.. Go Seb beat him in 3 sets :) :bounce:.. I hope they play on centre court for once, but hopeless hopes I guess..

Seb yesterday:

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_06_grosjean_137_getty_m_hewitt.jpg

Lizan
06-26-2005, 10:59 AM
The results of the next match is going to bittersweet...regardless of the result :sad:

At least Seb has gotten to the 2nd week again :)


awwww yeah thats tough for you... Who are you gonna cheer for now?

Lizan
06-26-2005, 11:04 AM
Oooh I thought Seb had to play on tuesday, but he plays on monday.. court 2 third match............. :scared:

esther
06-26-2005, 11:57 PM
why is that bad, Lizanne??

IF anyone wants a translation of that french interview a few days ago:

SÉBASTIEN GROSJEAN feels at home at Wimbledon

« It took you only 92 minutes to beat Hanescu. Were you happy with that?

– Yes. It was a bit different to my first round match (took 3 hours and 39 mins to beat Llodra in 5 sets). It’s great to win in three sets. I’m very happy with my serve and I was quite aggressive.

“The “Grosjean machine” has been launched.”

– Yeah, that’s true. I had a bit more time to get my game into place. There were more rallies in my match against Mika. My forehand is giving me a lot of confidence. I’m winning many rallies with a passing shot which is great.

”Your next opponent is Djokovic, 18 years of age. Do you know him?”

– I saw him at the quallies in Queens. He’s a young Serbian who I think I will have to take seriously, even though I don’t know much about him. I’ve been told he’s very talented. My coach went to see him against Garcia Lopez. It’s a good match to play for a third round.

“Is Wimbledon your favourite tournament?”

– No, I prefer Roland Garros. But I really like the surface here because my serve and slice work best on grass. I think my game is best suited to grass. Then again, I love sliding on the clay.

“Gaël Monfils and Richard Gasquet are still in the tournament. What do you think of that?”

– Gaël played really well against Hrbaty. I saw the end of it, it wasn’t an easy match. So that made it an impressive victory and as well as a surprise. Richard, after his victory last week (at Nottingham), it’s normal that he would win those two matches and will be looking further down the draw to see his next opponents.

“How do you feel to be no longer the number one French player in the ATP? (Richard overtook him)”

– It hasn’t changed my life at all. Why would it change anything? My goals are the same: personal goals in an individual sport. It doesn’t worry me that Richard is now the number one French player. With his talent and promise, he can really reach the top of the tennis hierarchy.

“In contrast to previous years, you have hired out a house in the Wimbledon Village. Why is that?”

– It is because I stayed here between Queens and the start of the tournament. I stayed here for a week with my coach. My wife came to watch last week which was great. She came from Florida with the kids. I loved it.

– Cañas has been tested positive of drug use. What do you think?

– I don’t think its really confirmed yet. They are still doing further tests. I think it is important to wait for a concrete verdict before making any judgements. If other players will do so without them, then they can do so. But I’m not like that. I’m going to concentrate on myself. But unfortunately, it’s all part of the sport.

esther
06-26-2005, 11:58 PM
go seb!!!!! pleeeeeeeeeeeease lose roddick

Tricky_Forehand
06-27-2005, 07:41 AM
Thank you for the translation, esther :hug:

Tricky_Forehand
06-27-2005, 07:46 AM
awwww yeah thats tough for you... Who are you gonna cheer for now?

:tape:

Truthfully, I won't know until I start cheering for one or the other in the last few points. It's whoever will play the better match.

I have liked watching Seb play for nearly 10 years but I have watched Dmitry only the last 2 or 3 years. I would like to see Dmitry come through because he is good but injuries keep holding him back. BUT I don't really like not rooting for Seb. If this was Alex that he was playing then...no contest but it's a longtime favorite vs. a fairly new favorite. I'm going to have a headache later :banghead:

wilma
06-27-2005, 08:00 AM
thank you, for the translation, Esther!

And good luck to Seb later today :banana: ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

esther
06-27-2005, 09:33 AM
probably too late for me to stay up tonight...but everyone following it cheer on my behalf!! Allez seb!!

esther
06-27-2005, 09:52 AM
d. Unforced Errors Per Game

1. Grosjean .463
2. Roddick .473
3. Mirnyi .486
4. Gasquet .557
5. Federer .558
6. Ferrero .565
7. Dent .569
8. Gonzalez .573
9. Ancic .581
10. Johansson .596
11. Youzhny .643
12. Coria .667
13. Lopez .675
14. Nalbandian .714
15. Hewitt .755
16. Tursunov .854

He's had the least amount of unforced errors in comparison to the other guys remaining in the fourth round! Pretty impressive stat really...

Lizan
06-27-2005, 01:26 PM
why is that bad, Lizanne??

Because court 2 is "the graveyard" :tape: :scared:, but that doesnt go for Seb.. :angel:

Thanks Esther for the translation, I wanted to read the french one but it was too much effort to look everything up..

Lizan
06-27-2005, 01:32 PM
That is really impressive, the unforced errors stat.. Hope he keeps it up like that... Does anyone know if Tursunov has a really good/hard serve??

:tape:

Truthfully, I won't know until I start cheering for one or the other in the last few points. It's whoever will play the better match.

I have liked watching Seb play for nearly 10 years but I have watched Dmitry only the last 2 or 3 years. I would like to see Dmitry come through because he is good but injuries keep holding him back. BUT I don't really like not rooting for Seb. If this was Alex that he was playing then...no contest but it's a longtime favorite vs. a fairly new favorite. I'm going to have a headache later :banghead:

I'm glad I'm not you, its always tough to see ur fav players playing against each other and then chose one to cheer for, because you always cheer for someone I think, u can never cheer for both right?? I cant.. lol hope ur headache wont be too bad..

mad1town
06-27-2005, 03:49 PM
Tursunov has a very good serve...consistently serves in the 130's (1st serves)

crystal
06-27-2005, 05:52 PM
gosh seb's having a very hard time at the moment !!! I'm afraid !! please seb avoid the 6/0
GO SEB IN THE LAST SET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lizan, yeah I also like Ancic very much and I could see him play in monaco and have some pics with him. He is very very nice !!!!! (and very tall too)
Okay i gonna look for some pictures for you !!!

crystal
06-27-2005, 05:57 PM
wow seb broke back !!! :eek: :D
but tursunov is still leading 5/2... can seb win 5 (7 ?) straight games in a row ?
:dance:

crystal
06-27-2005, 06:48 PM
Hey guyz, HE WON !!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

wilma
06-27-2005, 06:53 PM
Well done, Seb!

Andy Roddick next :scared:

Marine
06-27-2005, 07:00 PM
It was tough but he won !!! Great performance, because this guy impressed me a lot !!

Now Roddick...Seb has nothing to lose. :)

Alison
06-27-2005, 08:04 PM
Well done Seb !

It was a little scary at times :eek: , but he made it :)

So it's Roddick next again ? :rolleyes: Good luck Seb :) :p

crystal
06-27-2005, 09:40 PM
Q. Can you talk about Tursunov or Grosjean.

ANDY RODDICK: It looks like Sebastien's up a couple sets to one right now. But, you know, Seb, you know, he's getting through every week on grass. You know, I think he's only lost to me and Roger the last couple years on grass. Actually, yeah, Flip also.

But, you know, he's proven that he's one of the top five grass courters in the world. That's definitely tough to deal with. But, you know, I feel like I'm playing pretty well. I feel confident.

Q. Have you and Seb done any practicing back in Boca in off weeks?

ANDY RODDICK: We actually practice together a lot on the road. We're pretty friendly. He's been a pretty good friend since I've been on tour. We normally practice at tournaments a bunch. We haven't had a lot of downtime in Boca.

Q. Do you play sets with him?

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah.

Q. How do those come out?

ANDY RODDICK: It's practice, so it's irrelevant. You know, we've played a couple times in the last couple months in non‑practice situations.

Q. Pretty balls‑out sets?

ANDY RODDICK: "Balls‑out sets?" I keep my balls in.

No, I think we have a good time. I mean, obviously it's tough when you're competing every day to try to rip each other's heads off in practice, as well. But, you know, practice is practice. It's a different thing when you got people and something on the line.

Q. We've all enjoyed watching your American Express ad when you book the seat back from Wimbledon for the trophy.

ANDY RODDICK: Every place I go, it's the first time they've ever seen it. I've been watching that thing for a year now.

Q. Did any of the other guys give you a little bit of ribbing about that ad?

ANDY RODDICK: Not really. Just the question, "Did you really get hit in the head with the trophy?" It's great. Every six months I get a new person, "Did you really get hit in the head?"

"No."

esther
06-28-2005, 12:05 AM
But, you know, he's proven that he's one of the top five grass courters in the world.

thats the best thing i've ever heard him say :)

youre right, marine, he's got nothing to lose. hope he puts up a fight tho...i think if we're lucky it'll go to 4

esther
06-28-2005, 12:06 AM
S. Grosjean - Day 7
Monday, June 27, 2005

Q. Good time for a day off after five sets?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, is good. It was tough match, big battle, against Tursunov, who is tough to play because there is no rhythm and hit the ball hard. So it wasn't easy, you know, to stay focused during all the match.

But I really happy the way I finish this game.

Q. Are your legs fresh? What do they feel like now?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, I feel good. I feel okay. I won't say I will play five more sets.

It's good, you know, to win. Play a really good fifth. You know, rest a little bit tomorrow.

Q. You've played Andy in practice sessions so many times. There are no surprises when you play, are there?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, I know the way he plays. I know he has a huge serve. I have to focus, you know, maybe a little bit more maybe on my serve to keep my serve. Especially at the beginning of the set, you, to go on 4‑, 5‑All, maybe a breaker. Is going to be the key of the match, you know, the serve, yeah.

Q. When you do train with him, because you know each other so well, are occasional neighbors, is there time to joke a bit during the practice sessions or are they deadly serious?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, we joke a little bit. He's really nice guy. I like to practice with him because he puts a lot of intensity on the practice. So it's always a good practice with him.

No, you know, I like with playing with him, yeah.

Q. How will this be different than the Houston final? Pretty stupid question because it's a very different surface. How will you change what you try to do?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I played him at Queen's two weeks ago, and I lost 4 and 6. But I had chances. I did a bad serving game in 5‑4 for him in the first, but I had the break in the second, and I didn't keep, you know, my serve.

I had chances.

Q. Your game has progressed considerably since April.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, but I'm talking about the match at Queen's.

Q. You've played so much since April, kind of getting back into things.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, I play much better. I play more matches also, so is great. But, you know, I have to use a little bit, you know, what I did at the Queen's and keep doing better here.

Q. Roger Federer says to some extent he can read Andy's serve.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: He can read? (LOL!!!!!)

Q. Can you read his serve?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: You know, the thing with Andy, he serve well, you know, all direction. So sometimes it's easy, you know, when he take the ball and he serve. But when he's taking his time, sometimes is much tougher.

I won't say you can read every time his serve, no.

Q. You've had great success on grass. How is it that you do so well on this surface when you don't have a big serve or hit a lot of aces?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I think I serve well. You know, I serve, my best serve is 136, so it's pretty good. No, but my serve is, you know, much better on grass because it goes faster. And my shot, you know, my slice and my forehand, it's, you know, a little bit more aggressive on that surface than on a different surface. So that's maybe why I play here.

Q. Do you try to hit aces or are you just trying to set up the point?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, I try to, you know, serve aces when I can, yeah.

Q. What is the most important thing that Brad has added to your game?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I would say more mental, you know, because even if today I didn't really play well, you know, I stay focused. Especially in the third, I lost twice in a row my serve, and I won the set. So, you know, I didn't really give up on his serving game. You know, try to put pressure when I had chances. You know, stay focused on that side, and win that third set, maybe make me win the match.

Q. You could have had any coach available. Why did you ask Brad to coach you?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: You know, I know him a little bit. Not when he was with Jim, but when he was with Mardy, with Taylor. I talked to him a little bit. Since the first time I saw him, I really appreciated the person of Brad. I want an American coach because I'm more over there, different attitude, different way to practice. I call him.

Q. Do you care if you hit aces or are you more concerned with holding your serve?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I mean, is better to hold your serve, of course. You can of serve three aces but lose the game and it's ridiculous. So, no, it's better to, you know, keep your serve and put pressure on the return.

Q. The two semifinals here, could this be the year you go all the way?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: It's tough to say. I play Roddick in quarters so I have to focus on that match. No, I don't want to see after the semis. I want to see Wednesday, like Wednesday, be focused, play as good as I can.

Q. Has the relationship with Andy extended to his coming over to your house or dinner at all?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, no. You mean here? You know, he moved to Austin. So even his parents moved to Texas. So I don't really see him but just for his charity. When I can, I do stuff.

Q. When he was living most of the time in Boca.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, no, no.

esther
06-28-2005, 12:12 AM
that was SUCH a cute interview LOL

wilma
06-28-2005, 07:00 AM
he's proven that he's one of the top five grass courters in the world.
Finally some recognition :D

Nice interviews, both the Roddick one and Seb's.

Alison
06-28-2005, 06:17 PM
thanks for that esther :)

good luck for tomorrow Seb :)

Marine
06-28-2005, 06:39 PM
He plays on centre court in second match.

Allez Seb, vas-y en aveugle sur son service, on sait jamais, ça peut marcher ! :) :p

chels231
06-28-2005, 07:47 PM
Reasons to be optimistic for tomorrow:
1) Seb has never lost a 5 setter against Andy
2) Queens match was close- Seb was returning Andy's serve quite well, but double faulted away the first and gave away his break in the second.
3) It's third time lucky in terms of reaching the final.
All this points to a Seb win!!! :D:D

Marine
06-28-2005, 07:52 PM
Sorry but 2 reasons to be negative:

- Seb does't know how to "read" andy's serve.
- He never beat him.

Plz make me wrong !!!!!!!!! :devil:

crystal
06-28-2005, 07:57 PM
Hey Marine did you forget his fantastic win over Andy in Davis Cup ??!! :eek:
YEAH HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO BEAT ANDY ...........ONCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:
(okay, it was on clay but.... a victory is still a victory !)
anyway, we'll see... i'm not very optimistic but keep my faith on him. Can't do anything but believe in him :rolleyes: even if I know he'll probably not win.

crystal
06-28-2005, 07:58 PM
He plays on centre court in second match.

Allez Seb, vas-y en aveugle sur son service, on sait jamais, ça peut marcher ! :) :p

mdr marine !!!! tout à fait d'accord !!!! ;)

marifline
06-28-2005, 08:03 PM
Hey Marine did you forget his fantastic win over Andy in Davis Cup ??!! :eek:
YEAH HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO BEAT ANDY ...........ONCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:
(okay, it was on clay but.... a victory is still a victory !)
anyway, we'll see... i'm not very optimistic but keep my faith on him. Can't do anything but believe in him :rolleyes: even if I know he'll probably not win.

victory in Davis Cup..five years ago on clay... :rolleyes: the only time Seb beat Roddick..well everything is possible but it's gonna though and I don't thing he can do now what he never manage to do ( beat Roddick on grass, he just never took him a set...)

Marine
06-28-2005, 08:04 PM
mdr marine !!!! tout à fait d'accord !!!! ;)

Sur un malentendu....comme dirait J. C Dus au ski :lol:

Marine
06-28-2005, 08:06 PM
Hey Marine did you forget his fantastic win over Andy in Davis Cup ??!! :eek:
YEAH HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO BEAT ANDY ...........ONCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:
(okay, it was on clay but.... a victory is still a victory !)
anyway, we'll see... i'm not very optimistic but keep my faith on him. Can't do anything but believe in him :rolleyes: even if I know he'll probably not win.

ohh là lààà la honteeeeeeeeeeeeee :smash: bien sur !!!

crystal
06-28-2005, 08:10 PM
no it wasn't five years ago !!! it was in 2002 !!! THREE YEARS AGO !!! lol ;)

Lizan, I tried to send you the pics but I couldn't get your e-mail adress
Could you please give it to me ?
actually it's some pictures I took during his double match with Ljubicic. We managed to sit very very near to the court (actually the nearest possible lol) so we had a very nice sight :drool: :hearts: and we can see him very well on the pics. Unfortunately seb wasn't there this year (i never NEVER managed to see him once at monaco) and I couldn't see him :sad:
fortunately Mario was there ;) and juanqui too !!

crystal
06-28-2005, 08:17 PM
ohh là lààà la honteeeeeeeeeeeeee :smash: bien sur !!!

lol comment as-tu pu......OUBLIER ????!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: mdr ce jour sublime (pour moi l'une des plus belles victoires de seb)
no matter I forgive you ;)

Alison
06-28-2005, 08:37 PM
I'm watching 'Pimp My Ride' at the moment . I really hope Seb's not learning his English from this programme , even I can't understand what they are saying !! :eek: :p :D

Marine
06-28-2005, 09:00 PM
Seb doens't make efforts for improving his english, Alison, so there is no risk...lol

You don't go to Wimby this year ?

wilma
06-29-2005, 05:19 AM
I'm watching 'Pimp My Ride' at the moment . I really hope Seb's not learning his English from this programme , even I can't understand what they are saying !!
mwahahahahahah :D


ALLEZ SEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7th time lucky (or thereabout)

esther
06-29-2005, 06:11 AM
lol thats so true about Seb not making much effort to improve his english... no one seems to be correcting the lines he uses every interview even tho theyre not correct! oH well makes it all that much cuter!

Seb is on second after hewitt vs feli. Federer didnt get Centre Court...thats a bit mean...

esther
06-29-2005, 06:18 AM
from official site:

"We're down to the last eight in the men's singles, with eight different nations represented. It's the third year in succession that this has happened at The Championships; what a testimony to the world-wide appeal and quality of the game."

Thats pretty cool

esther
06-29-2005, 06:25 AM
official site:

"While it is still very much on the cards that Sunday will bring a repeat of last year's final between the number one and two seeds, Federer and Andy Roddick, Hispanophiles will be hoping for Lopez versus David Nalbandian, Francophiles will be hoping to see the consistent Sebastien Grosjean improving on his two previous semi-finals, and whatever it is you call Australian supporters (Ozzophiles?) will be hoping to see Lleyton Hewitt's back-to-front cap hot in pursuit of the treasured trophy. Should it be a Hewtt-Grosjean final we would have the first occasion on which both finalists wore their caps the wrong way round. A pub quiz gem, this."

Lizan
06-29-2005, 09:54 AM
no it wasn't five years ago !!! it was in 2002 !!! THREE YEARS AGO !!! lol ;)

Lizan, I tried to send you the pics but I couldn't get your e-mail adress
Could you please give it to me ?
actually it's some pictures I took during his double match with Ljubicic. We managed to sit very very near to the court (actually the nearest possible lol) so we had a very nice sight :drool: :hearts: and we can see him very well on the pics. Unfortunately seb wasn't there this year (i never NEVER managed to see him once at monaco) and I couldn't see him :sad:
fortunately Mario was there ;) and juanqui too !!

Thats weird I cant pm you.. My emailaddress is: lizanne_rademaker@hotmail.com.... Oooh I'm so looking forward to ur pics :) :drool:.. Damn ur so lucky to have seen him so closeby *yealous* :)..

Í've never seen Seb either, but I will someday.. Hope he still plays when that time finally comes :)...

GO SEBBB :bounce: beat roddick THIS TIME!!!

Alison
06-29-2005, 09:57 AM
Seb doens't make efforts for improving his english, Alison, so there is no risk...lol

You don't go to Wimby this year ?

No,work and lack of money are 2 factors in me not going to Wimby :rolleyes: , but I am off today , so hopefully I'll see Seb play Roddick on tv :rolleyes:

wilma
06-29-2005, 10:31 AM
official site:
"...Francophiles will be hoping to see the consistent Sebastien Grosjean improving on his two previous semi-finals..."
Tsk! Surely you don't have to be a francophile to like Grosjean, or to be an Argentina lover to appreciate Nalbandian, etc? Weird.

marifline
06-29-2005, 12:06 PM
Should it be a Hewtt-Grosjean final we would have the first occasion on which both finalists wore their caps the wrong way round. A pub quiz gem, this."

:haha:

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-29-2005, 04:20 PM
6-3, 2-6, 0-3 now...... Seb Allez~ you have the chance!

Tricky_Forehand
06-29-2005, 05:53 PM
The match is just now on TV but I have already seen that Seb lost in 5 :sad: . Good that he went 5, I guess. All I know is that in one day all the pros I like are gone and Wimby holds no interest for me.

Lizan
06-29-2005, 06:09 PM
I saw the match.. And although he played 5 sets against Roddick, which is obviously a great thing, I missed something in his game.. He didnt serve many aces as he usually does, I think his percentage of first serve was not even 50%, but I'm not sure..
But i think that also Roddick could play better, I dunno... To bad he lost in 5.. I'm really sad now, but really proud that he gave roddick such a hard time.. Seb, he's so amazing, in the first set he played sooooooo amazing.. Had many good first serves, but... oh well, I really enjoyed the match though, only wish I could have seen more of sebs "magic" :)

Marine
06-29-2005, 07:04 PM
I saw the match.. And although he played 5 sets against Roddick, which is obviously a great thing, I missed something in his game.. He didnt serve many aces as he usually does, I think his percentage of first serve was not even 50%, but I'm not sure..
But i think that also Roddick could play better, I dunno... To bad he lost in 5.. I'm really sad now, but really proud that he gave roddick such a hard time.. Seb, he's so amazing, in the first set he played sooooooo amazing.. Had many good first serves, but... oh well, I really enjoyed the match though, only wish I could have seen more of sebs "magic" :)

I agree with you Lizan. I saw the full match, and he didn't serve well, his percentage of first balls was bad, Forget commented the match and said the same. He added that with a better percentage, a better serve he could have won !
I'm proud of him though, and I'm happy to see the crowd cheered him in the 4th and 5th sets, it was cool to hear "come on Seb, allez Grosjean" etc... :)

Lizan
06-29-2005, 07:11 PM
ABout the serve, I looked it up:

46% 1st serve in the first set
38% in the 2nd set
40% in the 3rd

Thats bad because I think he also really depends on his serve.. His serve is usually pretty good!! I'm really dissapointed about this fact, because if this was better he'd probably have won the match................. But whats the point in thinking this anyway http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/thumbs/ZUCHT.gif (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=11817)

BUT he played very well against Roddick.. :) :bounce: I'm proud of him, well done Seb :kiss:

Marine
06-29-2005, 08:36 PM
Some pics...

http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/album/album7/album6/images/01.jpg http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/album/album7/album6/images/03.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/album/album7/album6/images/02.jpg http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/album/album7/album6/images/06.jpg
http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/album/album7/album6/images/05.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afpji/20050629/050629144327.6xa4tyxb2b.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20050629/all/l1475604.jpg
Laughing like a child; I love this pic ! lol



"Quand on perd, on a toujours des regrets, a reconnu le Français. En cinq sets, c'est qu'on n'est pas très loin. Mais j'ai donné tout ce que j'avais, j'ai fait tout ce que j'ai pu. Ca n'a pas suffi. J'ai des regrets surtout au service."

"L'an dernier, Federer était plus fort que moi, l'année d'avant j'étais un peu passé à côté, a-t-il ajouté. Là je ne suis pas passé à côté. Sur le tournoi, j'ai fait ce que j'avais à faire. Les matches que je devais gagner, je les ai gagnés et j'ai fait un bon match aujourd'hui. C'est un bilan plutôt positif."

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-29-2005, 08:52 PM
I'm his new fan after this match! :D Still proud of him! :clap2: He is not tall,but he is so tough,his return and slice are also very great. :)

crystal
06-29-2005, 09:03 PM
hey Lizan here is my e-mail address : crystal_jcf@hotmail.com
i dunno why but somehow i can't e-mail you :shrug: :confused:
pics are ready to be sent ! ;)

crystal
06-29-2005, 09:05 PM
I'm his new fan after this match! :D Still proud of him! :clap2: He is not tall,but he is so tough,his return and slice are also very great. :)

Thanks radical girl !!! and welcome ;) !

Marine
06-29-2005, 09:08 PM
Welcome RaDiCaLgIrL♥TR :wavey: Seb is GREAT, you have good tastes :angel:

I loved when, on a great point of Roddick, Seb finished his running by a spontaned "parfait!" (perfect) who made laugh Forget too.
It's funny to listen to him to shout "arghhhhhhhh !" after faults.

Marine
06-29-2005, 09:25 PM
S. Grosjean - Day 9
Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Q. Second game, fifth set, you hit a great serve, you jam him, sticks the racquet out, blocks it back for a break. Is that a nightmare kind of a shot?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: You know, I didn't really start that fifth well. He served better since the first game. But, you know, I have 30‑All, a forehand also, and I touch the let (sic), the top of the net. It gave him the chance to pass me on 30‑All also.

But, you know, in the fifth, it's nothing.

Q. On this particular point at 30‑40, with a break on the line...

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, but, you know, that's the game on grass. You have to accept. But, you know, after I have no chance to break. He was serving very well, really aggressive in the fifth.

Q. Are you satisfied even in defeat?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yes and no. You know, each time I was with him in the beginning of the set, I won the set. You know, in the second, third and the fifth, I gave him the opportunity to be ahead in score and playing his game. I was a little bit up and down with my serve. At the end, you know, it was not enough.

Q. You had a good game plan to pressure him at the net, hitting to his backhand side. You seemed to go away from that in the last couple of sets.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah, you know, but it's not easy on his serving game. He's serving like amazing. You have a little pressure on your serve. So sometimes you want to be aggressive, but you don't hit the shot very well.

But, you know, I play pretty well.

Q. The first set, was that the best you've played against Andy?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: It was maybe the best set of the five. We both, you know, play well. You know, he had chances to break me in the first two games. But I broke first.

It was the best set. I play pretty well.

Q. Of course, you had a big shot in the fourth set to break back. Can you go through point with us?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Which one?

Q. The backhand passing shot that gave you the key break.

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: It was, what, 30‑All in deuce? In the fourth, he miss a forehand on breakpoint. He serve wide, and you return. I pass with my backhand cross‑court. I had two breakpoints before. I had the chance to break before, but it was a good point, yeah.

Q. When you got that break, what did you think about going into the fifth?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I was ‑‑ I didn't really think about the fifth. I was thinking keep playing the same, be aggressive on my serving game, put pressure on him. I serve pretty well. I think he had a breakpoint on that game after at 4‑2. He miss a backhand. I just kept my serve and I play well.

Q. Did you speak after the match?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: No, not really. He doesn't stay at the same locker room.

Q. At the net?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: At the net, yeah. I said, "Well done. Good luck for the rest of the tournament."

Q. Do you think he's capable of beating Federer if he gets through to the final?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: He's playing Johansson in semis. Roger is playing Lleyton in semis also. That question, they have both to win their match before. You know, Andy, if he's serving well, confident, you know, he can beat everybody.


12 "you know" :eek: :lol: what was the record in the last interview, Esther ?

delsa
06-30-2005, 12:04 AM
I loved when, on a great point of Roddick, Seb finished his running by a spontaneous "parfait!" (perfect)

He actually did that three times during the match! And Roddick aplauded his bakhand winner on the line to save the first break point he had against him in the first set too. They appologized when their shots hit the net and Roddick did when he could have hit Sébastien at some point in the match too. Great sportmanship from both of them... ;)

Seb and Amélie Mauresmo in Wimbly (i think Nat Dechy is in the back too...):

http://img227.echo.cx/img227/9269/sebetmomo1fj.jpg

wilma
06-30-2005, 05:44 AM
It's funny to listen to him to shout "arghhhhhhhh !" after faults.
I agree :)

I'm disappointed, but then again he put up a good fight - so I'm not feeling too bad. Hopefully, Seb'll be able to perform well in the rest of the season (for a change).

zyim333
06-30-2005, 08:49 AM
loving this great match. he's done his best on grass.
enjoy the strawberries of wimbly...

Alison
06-30-2005, 03:33 PM
I'm pleased it went to 5 sets , it was good to watch too :)

Marine
06-30-2005, 05:45 PM
« PERDRE EN CINQ SETS contre Andy Roddick sur gazon malgré seulement 44 % de premiers services, c’est respectable, non ?

– Oui, je me dis que je ne passe vraiment pas loin, alors que j’ai effectivement manqué de régularité sur mon engagement. Je souffre du bas du dos depuis quelques jours. J’ai du mal en étirements, pour monter chercher la balle. C’est vraiment dommage. Vu la physionomie du match, je me dis qu’avec une meilleure première balle, je pouvais gagner. En revanche, j’ai été très satisfait de ma seconde. Je ne voulais pas me faire agresser dessus et j’ai bien tenu.

– Vous n’aviez jamais pris un set à Roddick sur gazon. Quelle leçon tirez-vous de cette défaite ?

– Que je dois encore plus mettre l’accent sur mon service. J’ai fait le match que j’avais à faire, le tournoi que j’avais à faire, et je trouve ça intéressant de constater que j’ai été tout proche d’Andy. Avec les moyens que j’avais aujourd’hui (hier), j’ai fait ce que j’ai pu, donné mon maximum. Malgré cette irrégularité au service, ça s’est joué à pas grand-chose.

– Pourtant, de 6-3, 2-2 à 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, Roddick a vraiment déroulé. Vous avez même passé plus d’une demi-heure sans obtenir une balle de jeu. Comment l’expliquez-vous ?

– C’est surtout dû à une baisse de mon côté. J’ai raté des balles faciles, je n’ai pas été au top dans quelque compartiment que ce soit de mon jeu. J’ai moins bien servi à partir du deuxième set, donc moins fait le jeu et lui en a profité pour être plus agressif. Ça a tout changé.


– Quand il joue comme à ce moment-là, se sent-on aussi impuissant que face à Federer ?

– C’est différent comme sensation. Roger sait tout faire, c’est sûr. Contre Andy, la difficulté est de rester dans le match même si on ne touche pas une balle sur ses jeux de service pendant longtemps…

– Au quatrième set, vous avez réinversé la tendance…

– C’était un peu comme dans la première manche, en fait. J’ai tenu mon service assez longtemps, puis je l’ai breaké. Ensuite, c’est vraiment dommage d’avoir si mal commencé le cinquième set parce que, à chaque fois que je suis resté au contact en début de manche, je l’ai remportée.

– Bilan du tournoi ?

– Moins bien que ces deux dernières années, puisque j’avais été demi-finaliste… Mais, cette fois, j’ai mieux abordé ce choc. Je parle plus de mes matches avec Brad (Stine, son coach) avant de les démarrer. Là, j’étais persuadé que j’avais tout pour gagner contre Andy. Il y a deux ans, contre Philippoussis, j’étais moins bien préparé psychologiquement. L’an dernier contre Federer… ben là, y’a pas grand-chose à dire, il était trop fort.

– Satisfait de votre niveau de jeu ?

– Oui, mais ça fait déjà un peu plus de deux mois. Deux mois que je m’entraîne mieux, que je suis mieux physiquement, que je joue mieux. Là, en plus, je n’ai pas de points à défendre en fin de saison.

– Reprise sur terre battue dès lundi pour préparer le quart de finale de Coupe Davis de la mi-juillet en Russie ?

– Euh… non. Enfin, je ne sais pas… Je n’ai pas eu de nouvelles de Guy.
On connaîtra sa sélection lundi. Moi, je n’ai pas fait de break depuis le tournoi de Houston, mi-avril. Là, je pars en vacances à Marseille. »

In short, he thinks it was different this year in comparaison with his 2 semis, he felt ready to beat Roddick but he wasn't good enough at serve (it's due to a back pain).
He's happy cos he won't have points to defender in the end of the season.
He'll prepar the davis cup the next week (even if he doesn't want to say he'll play cos Forget didn't say the official list), but now he's on holiday in Marseille. :)

Marine
06-30-2005, 06:11 PM
audio interview

http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon2005/default.asp?page=4#

esther
07-01-2005, 02:14 AM
ah i feel so behind posting a day later but i'll comment now anyway. Im actually really happy about the match...I saw the whole thing and i was so excited to see that he was able to take Roddick to 5 sets. Of course, theres always goign to be regrets on the loser's behalf after a 5 setter, but i think it was a great effort and i'm so so proud of him!!!!! I looooveee that pic where he's 'laughing like a kid' awww and the one where hes in black!!! :kiss:

Marine- The number of times he said 'you know' for the other interview was 11 times, but there were only 5 or 6 questions...so that interview was worse in that respect haha

thanks for the pics/interviews etc everyone :)

esther
07-01-2005, 02:43 AM
TRANSLATION:

« You lost in 5 sets against Andy Roddick on grass despite a first serve percentage of only 44%. That’s not a bad effort.”

- Yeah. I’ve had a bit of pain in my back in the last few days so that affected my serve. It’s bad timing. Looking at the statistics of the match, it was clear that if I got my first serve in a had a good chance at winning the point. But then again I was still happy with my second serves.

– This was the first set you have taken off Roddick on grass. What lesson did you learn after the match?

– That I must work on my serve. I played the match I had to play, I played the tournament I had to play. With how I was playing yesterday, I did all that I could do against Andy, I gave the match everything I had. Despite my inconsistency on serve, I think I played a good match.

– However from 6-3, 2-2 to 3-6 6-2 6-1, Roddick really dominated. You went more than half an hour without a game point. How do you explain that?
- It was just a lack of consistency on my part. I didn’t take advantage of my opportunities, I wasn’t at the top of my game during that period. From the second set, I started serving worse and worse, and Roddick was able to take advantage of that. He was more aggressive and that changed the whole match.

- When he started playing like that, did it feel like you were playing Federer?
- No, it was different. Roger knows how to do everything, that’s for sure. As for Andy, the difficulty is to stay in the match even if it’s hard to break his serve.

- In the fourth set, the momentum shifted to your advantage.
- I think it was a bit like the first set really. I held my serve for quite a while, then I broke. It was a shame to have started the fifth set in the way that I did. EAch time I had kept with him at the start of the set, I had won it but that because i started the fifth set badly, there wasn't much i could do after that.

- So how do you rate your tournament overall?
- Not as well as the previous two years when I had also reached the semi-finals… I talked about them with Brad and he persuaded me that I had given everything I had against Andy. They were different though, two years ago, against Philippoussis, I wasn’t as ready mentally. And last year…that was a whole different story, Federer was just too strong.

– Satisfied with your level of game for the moment?
– Yes, for the last two months I’ve been training better, I’ve been better physically and I’ve been playing better. The great thing now is that i dont have any more points to defend for the rest of the season.

– Back to play on Monday in preparation for the Davis Cup quarter finals?
– Euh…no. Well, I don’t know yet. I haven’t heard anything from Guy. We will know the team selections on Monday. I haven’t had a break since Houston, which was in mid-April. I think I’m going to take a holiday in Marseille.

wilma
07-01-2005, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the translation, Esther.

Good to read he feels stronger mentally :)

Alison
07-01-2005, 07:50 PM
thanks Esther :)

chels231
07-01-2005, 10:21 PM
:( only now he realises that he has to work on his serve!

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-02-2005, 06:16 AM
hihi!!!
I am happy to see Grosjean played good against Roddick
Seb's still young and he still has the chance!!!
here are some pics
I think some of them are here already yet I upload them again~

KellyluvsGrosjean
07-02-2005, 06:21 AM
more pics~~~~~~

esther
07-02-2005, 03:01 PM
i reckon his serve is underated

thanks for all the pics :)

wilma
07-02-2005, 05:04 PM
He's got a pretty fast serve - shame it didn't work during the QFs

Thanks for the pics Kelly - I especially like the one of Seb's legs with his shadow behind him :)

delsa
07-02-2005, 05:13 PM
i reckon his serve is underated
All aspects of his game are underated. He's underated as a player. ;)
Thanks for the pics! :yeah:

Lizan
07-02-2005, 06:08 PM
All aspects of his game are underated. He's underated as a player. ;)
Thanks for the pics! :yeah:

Yes thats very much true.. Some people (I think they were Roddickfans) said in the general message and non tennis threads that Seb is too overrated, and I so dont get that, because noone talks about seb until he reaches the quarters, and even then they say its just luck.. But i think they slowly begin to realise that Seb is really good on grass..

Lizan
07-02-2005, 06:11 PM
Seb's still young and he still has the chance!!!

Well..... He's already 27.. Next year at wimbledon he'll be 28.. Our commentators said in the quarters that Seb, together with Johansson, were the experienced older players of the quarters...
Already looking forward to next years Wimbledon, this one was soooo great!!

esther
07-03-2005, 04:40 AM
OVERATED?!!! thats impossible to OVERATE him when no one 1) KNOWS him 2) TALKS about him or 3) COMPLIENTS HIM!!! What a stupid comment lol

Lizan
07-03-2005, 12:37 PM
OVERATED?!!! thats impossible to OVERATE him when no one 1) KNOWS him 2) TALKS about him or 3) COMPLIENTS HIM!!! What a stupid comment lol

Yes thats soo true, especially the third one, but I guess its good for Seb, because he maybe has less pressure because of this..
But obviously I didnt expect people to say that either

Here it is: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1917612&highlight=grosjean#post1917612 --> post 203

and http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=43939 --> post 8

It doesnt really matter what other people think, but I just cant understand why they think that.. Someone said Seb was unsportsman, I guess they just dont know him.. Because Sebs the opposite of unsportsman..

wilma
07-03-2005, 07:28 PM
Someone said Seb was unsportsman, I guess they just dont know him.. Because Sebs the opposite of unsportsman..
I fear the incident during the QF match against Nadal at the French Open has got a lot to do with opinions like these. I mean, even our Volkskrant, which is a quality newspaper after all, said he had misused the audience. But what does it matter anyway? I don't like every player on the tour, so that goes for everyone. People are entitled to their opinions, even if they're wrong :p ;)

*julie*
07-04-2005, 09:13 AM
Here is an article about Seb (sorry it's in french) from Le Monde published during Winbledon:

"C'est M. Adorable, avec cette voix de séducteur très française. Quand il m'a serré la main, j'ai failli m'évanouir", assure Judy Murray, mère d'Andy Murray, le jeune prodige écossais de la raquette, à propos de sa rencontre, à Wimbledon, avec Sébastien Grosjean. A voir l'éternelle mauvaise mine du no 2 du tennis français, mal rasé, et son côté Petit Prince inconsolable à l'air grave, après sa laborieuse qualification pour les quarts de finale du tournoi du Grand Chelem britannique, on ne peut que s'étonner de l'engouement de la dame.


Cet attachement est-il le résultat de cette bonne "auld alliance" entre la France et l'Ecosse, vieilles amies contre l'Angleterre ? Peut-être. Peut-être pas. En effet, Sébastien Grosjean ressemble plutôt à un Anglais peu bavard. A huit heures du soir dans la salle de presse, après avoir vaincu le Russe Dimitri Tursunov en 8es de finale, mardi 28 juin, on avait l'impression que le Français venait de se réveiller. Presque étranger à la scène, comme si les questions ne le concernaient pas, insaisissable, peu affable.

Dans le cercle des mousquetai-res du tennis bleu-blanc-rouge, il serait Aramis. La tête de série no 9 des Internationaux de Grande- Bretagne en a la timidité impulsive, la culture du mystère, le caractère maussade, mais aussi la sage tactique de savoir retenir ses coups. Richard Gasquet, le nouveau chouchou de l'Hexagone, serait plutôt d'Artagnan, avec ce visage sympathique, sa franchise affichée et son accent chantant.

L'irruption, cette année, sur le gazon, du jeune Français, âgé de seulement 19 ans, n'a pas été pour déplaire à son aîné, lui permettant de se concentrer, à l'abri du regard des médias, sur la relance de sa carrière. Après un creux en 2003-2004, consécutif à une série de blessures, Sébastien Grosjean avait besoin d'un renouvellement. Et il affirme aujourd'hui avoir beaucoup progressé avec son nouvel entraîneur.

delsa
07-04-2005, 09:42 AM
Judy Murray seems to like Seb a lot! LOL! Who would have believed that? She was starstruck. :lol: :haha: :rolls: Calling him "Mr. Adorable", saying she was going to faint is a bit too much, isn't it? :eek:

crystal
07-04-2005, 10:55 AM
liked this article :yeah:
the "Mr Adorable" thing was very funny ;)

Marine
07-04-2005, 09:29 PM
"C'est M. Adorable, avec cette voix de séducteur très française. Quand il m'a serré la main, j'ai failli m'évanouir", assure Judy Murray, mère d'Andy Murray, à propos de sa rencontre, à Wimbledon, avec Sébastien Grosjean.

:haha:

I can't imagine the mother of a player saying that about another player !!! And why Seb did meet her ???? LOL
Seb has fans among mothers of his adversaries, that's the funniest thing I ever heard !!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

esther
07-05-2005, 12:10 PM
Lizanne- You could NEVER never NEVER accuse Seb of being a bad sport...he is reknown to be fair and all that but oh well...if people want to think of him like that without much background knowledge of his character than thats their uneducated opinion!!!

thanks for that article, julie!

Lizan
07-05-2005, 02:44 PM
Lizanne- You could NEVER never NEVER accuse Seb of being a bad sport...he is reknown to be fair and all that but oh well...if people want to think of him like that without much background knowledge of his character than thats their uneducated opinion!!!

thanks for that article, julie!

I agree, those people dont know what they are talking about.. Like Wilma said, they see the match Seb against nadal, and there was an incident where what seb did was questionable (but he was righ) and immediatly he's an unsportsman.. Thats really unfair, because I've always seen Seb as one of the most fair players.. He always applauds his opponents, and hes always nice about other players (saying they are going to be tough, while he knows they're not lol)..