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*~* Fabrice Santoro Picture Thread *~*

Björki
02-28-2006, 09:26 AM
French Open

Choupi
02-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Well, I've been waiting for a specific forum for Fab for so long that now that it exists, there's no way for me to not share some of the pics I've taken of him in Metz last year, during the doubles final. Hope you enjoy them. :)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/3d76f03c.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/719c4edb.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/f5b82ef8.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/1718b5f4.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/d9b26819.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/39726dd7.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2005/91c98f25.jpg

InfiniteSadness
02-28-2006, 09:31 PM
Great pictures choupi. Thanks!

I was at Metz too last year and I saw the double semi-final + final but unfortunately, I had no battery for my camera anymore. :(

lau
03-01-2006, 06:05 AM
Thanks Choupi! Nice pics :D

I´ll start posting some oldies... I like the ones with Haas, Pioline and Corretja :D And the one with the white green and black shirt is from his match against Safin in 2000 Olympic Games... I remember that one :lol:

lau
03-01-2006, 06:10 AM
Some more...

Vialator
03-01-2006, 04:29 PM
Rotterdam 2006

http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/5723/santoro1fi.jpg http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/8126/santoro219lo.jpg

Vialator
03-01-2006, 07:51 PM
http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/3433/dubai4mq.jpg

:lol:

16681
03-01-2006, 11:18 PM
The equipment I have won't allow me to post pictures. But at least I can comment on all the great pictures the rest of you are posting so it will help the Forum post count. And you have already got some great pictures posted!

lau
03-02-2006, 02:53 AM
:lol:
A couple more of the player´s party in Dubai :D

InfiniteSadness
03-02-2006, 03:20 AM
:lol: at the one with the camel.

Great pics everyone :yeah:

16681
03-02-2006, 04:41 AM
:lol: at the one with the camel.

Great pics everyone :yeah:
Yes what a unique picture for a tennis player to be on a camel. Now I think I have seen everything! And I hope there are plenty more pictures to come! I think about everyone had given up hope of ever getting this Forum so I hope now that it is here everyone will have a lot to post :)

Papakori
03-02-2006, 10:29 AM
Nice pictures :)

InfiniteSadness
03-03-2006, 03:11 AM
Here (http://photobucket.com/albums/v201/Mag95330/Bercy%202005/2eme%20tour/?sc=5) are some pictures of Santoro I took during the MS of Paris-Bercy 2005.

Unfortunately, they all are a bit blurry because of the zoom of the digital camera.

I'll upload pictures of other players later. :)

Marine
03-07-2006, 08:32 PM
Tennis Magazine.

Pics of Fabrice and his wife Chris Laure and daughter Djenae in their house near Geneva...

16681
03-08-2006, 05:59 AM
The pics of Santoro and his family are very nice :) I like to see pics of a player's family when they are available. So thank you very much ;)

napki
03-08-2006, 05:00 PM
They'e very sweet :) Thanks, Marine

Truc
03-09-2006, 12:18 PM
Some other "Tennis Magazine" pics, this time from his practice session in Geneva:

16681
03-11-2006, 06:24 AM
That's nice to get some training sessions pictures. You don't often get to see them. And I think it gives us all a better idea of what a Pro Tennis Player has to do.

InfiniteSadness
03-15-2006, 03:55 PM
some Santoro's pictures there: http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/763/page/1/sortby/f/way/asc

napki
03-24-2006, 06:57 PM
Thanks to oLn for those (last two): http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3245167&postcount=33

16681
03-25-2006, 12:06 AM
Thanks for giving the links ;)

tangerine_dream
04-18-2006, 04:15 PM
Not many photos of Fabrice lately but I found two from today's match with Berdych and here's some more from a few weeks ago and from AO. :)

16681
04-18-2006, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the pictures to all of who can post them ;) And also thanks for the links ;)

Truc
04-22-2006, 12:07 PM
Two pics of Fabrice I took in Monte-Carlo. Not very interesting, but that's the only time I saw him there, sorry! He was nice with the kids.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/TrucTennis/Pics%20MC/Santoroenfants.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/TrucTennis/Pics%20MC/Santoroautographes.jpg
http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j129/TrucTennis/Pics%20MC/

Vialator
04-22-2006, 12:25 PM
Nice. Thank you :yeah:

Choupi
04-22-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks for sharing. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-22-2006, 06:35 PM
GREAT photos :) Thanks Truc!

16681
04-23-2006, 05:19 AM
Those were wonderful pictures Truc ;) I love seeing an athlete giving autographs to people especially to children :cool:

Truc
04-29-2006, 06:32 PM
You're welcome! ;)

I just saw there is a new section called "La Chambre" ("The room") on the website of the photographer Corinne Dubreuil with 3 nice pics of Fabrice with his "wife" and his daughter (+ of other players like Safin, Ljubicic, the Bryans...):
http://www.corinnedubreuil.com/GALERIES/LA%20CHAMBRE/index.html

http://www.corinnedubreuil.com/GALERIES/LA%20CHAMBRE/images/SANTORO_7177.JPG
http://www.corinnedubreuil.com/GALERIES/LA%20CHAMBRE/images/SANTORO_7184.JPG
http://www.corinnedubreuil.com/GALERIES/LA%20CHAMBRE/images/SANTORO_7295.JPG

Fabrice Fan
04-30-2006, 02:40 AM
Thanks for the new pics of Fab Truc, they're great! :)

By the way...your earlier comment about the pics of Fab you took in Monte-Carlo not being very interesting...ALL pics of Fab are interesting to me! ;) Please keep posting any you find. I really enjoy seeing them! :)

16681
04-30-2006, 04:39 AM
Yes Truc thanks so much for posting the pictures :) We don't have very many so any you find are greatly appreciated :worship:

tennisculture
06-15-2006, 10:24 AM
Two photos that date a little bit but I had no time before to put them... :)

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1069/fab19dp.jpg

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5184/fab22ck.jpg

Choupi
06-15-2006, 10:26 AM
Thanks!! :)

tennisculture
06-15-2006, 10:35 AM
I forgot one with CHELA...

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6639/santorochela9cv.jpg

Björki
06-19-2006, 06:57 AM
Halle winner

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.getty-71181624ms026_gerry_webber__11_38_18_am.jpg

Vialator
06-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Thanks Björki and Tennisculture :D

Manja
07-03-2006, 05:54 PM
hey!

here are three pix by me and steph from monte carlo, hamburg and halle this year.
hope you like them?!

Choupi
07-03-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks for sharing Manja!! :)

16681
07-04-2006, 06:01 AM
Great pictures and thanks to everyone for sharing :) Choupi have you seen or heard anything from Fabrice Fan lately? I don't think I have seen her post in a while? I hope she is just busy and that she isn't having any problems. I miss her posting :sad:

Choupi
07-04-2006, 07:22 AM
No Mae, I haven't heard or seen anything about Fabrice. But I don't get coverage for Wimbledon. And here, the WC takes all space so....

16681
07-05-2006, 06:34 AM
No Mae, I haven't heard or seen anything about Fabrice. But I don't get coverage for Wimbledon. And here, the WC takes all space so....
:lol: No not Fabrice the tennis player. The poster here who uses the name Fabrice Fan. I haven't seen her doing any posting lately and I was wondering about her? Sorry for the confusion :rolls:

Choupi
07-08-2006, 09:58 PM
Photo from today's final in Wimby, together with Nenad.

http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_12_santoroZiminjic_131_ps_s_wake.jpg

Vialator
07-10-2006, 01:53 PM
The Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles Runners-up 2006

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7159/wim066qy.jpg

Fabrice Fan
07-19-2006, 01:20 AM
Great pictures and thanks to everyone for sharing :) Choupi have you seen or heard anything from Fabrice Fan lately? I don't think I have seen her post in a while? I hope she is just busy and that she isn't having any problems. I miss her posting :sad:


Mae...you're too sweet. :smooch: Thank you for missing me. :) It really made my day when I was reading over some of the posts I had missed, and saw this post from you. :D

Actually, I was very, very sick with the stomach flu for 10 days!!! It was an absolute nightmare....and what is even worse is my son Johnathan got it from me and was sick too. :sad: It was so bad that my husband had to come home from work one of the days because I was just too sick to take care of Johnathan. Anyway, we are both better now! :yippee: After that I had so much catching up to do with other things that I just haven't had any computer time. I'm back now though, and I will certainly post as often as I can! :) I hope everything has been going well for you!

Choupi
08-08-2006, 03:21 PM
From yesterday's match vs Gasquet, in Toronto:

http://www.rogerscupmen.com/3/en/players/photogallery/photos/2006-08-07/f_pic-08-07-06-n03-g.jpg

Fabrice Fan
08-08-2006, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the picture Choupi! :)

Choupi
10-03-2006, 10:30 AM
This pic is from the site of the Open de Moselle. Look how happy they look!! :p

http://www.opendemoselle.com/site/medias/_images_actualites/2006/Santoro-gasquet_320.jpg

Fabrice Fan
10-04-2006, 01:00 AM
I love the picture, Choupi! Thanks! :)

napki
10-04-2006, 02:28 AM
This pic is from the site of the Open de Moselle. Look how happy they look!! :p

http://www.opendemoselle.com/site/medias/_images_actualites/2006/Santoro-gasquet_320.jpg

hehehe. Is there somebody who's good with captions? This pic has a lot of potential. :p

silverwhite
10-04-2006, 09:50 AM
Some pics from his doubles match :p

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4219146&postcount=2521

Fabrice Fan
10-05-2006, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the great pics silverwhite! :)

Choupi
10-09-2006, 08:39 PM
Ok, here they are. My pics of Metz of the Champions!! :D Hope you enjoy them.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz040.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz044.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz048.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz055.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz063.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz136.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz137.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/Choupi/Metz%2006/Metz138.jpg

Fabrice Fan
10-10-2006, 05:06 AM
Great pictures Choupi! Thank you so much for posting them! :)

Choupi
10-14-2006, 07:13 PM
Fab in Moscow, from the official website.

http://www.kremlincup.ru/www/foto/12.10.06/img_12.10.0615.jpg

Fabrice Fan
10-15-2006, 12:01 AM
Another great pic of Fab, thanks Choupi! :)

MarcelaTauro
10-15-2006, 12:17 AM
:hearts: :hearts:

Thanks for the pics ¡

Hangdog
10-15-2006, 07:03 PM
Saw nice Fab's pictures from Moscow on a Russian website, thought to post some of them in here.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7806/pict0019vs1.jpg
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/746/pict0017nx7.jpg
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1151/pict0015tc4.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2060/pict0010xf6.jpg
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6836/pict0011ls8.jpg

Choupi, your photos from Metz are just great :yeah:

Choupi
10-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Thanks Hangdog!! :)

Fabrice Fan
10-16-2006, 02:26 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures Hangdog! :D

Ayane
10-16-2006, 02:22 PM
Thank you very much Choupi and Hangdog for your pics !:worship: ! There are awsome ;)

Choupi
10-27-2006, 10:05 PM
And guess who offered his service for the draw at Berçy.......

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/bercy.JPG

Hangdog
11-05-2006, 08:54 PM
It look me ages to upload those pictures but I've finally done it and some my photos of Fab (in general I have maybe 100 pics of him, my camera's accu almost died while I was enjoying Fab's practice lol) at SPb tournament are here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=89863.

Want to add that Fabrice was almost the only person I visited that tornament for - and I wasn't disappointed at all, Fab, his personality, behaviour and game were beyond my expectaction! By the way, to clear those questions about Lyon: Fab told he didn't go to Lyon because he wanted to go to St. Petersburg with his family - and according his words he loves Russia in general. So yes, he was really with his family there and his daughter is an absolutely cute kid!!!!

Choupi
11-06-2006, 05:28 AM
Thanks for those pics. They're awesome. :) And you're right. His daughter is absolutely adorable.

Fabrice Fan
11-06-2006, 05:44 PM
Excellent photos! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

t10n13
11-20-2006, 01:25 PM
I got some pix from Shanghai...

lau
11-22-2006, 01:43 PM
I got some pix from Shanghai...

Thanks for sharing!!! Nice pics!:D

MarcelaTauro
12-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the pics

Anne Cheng
12-15-2006, 08:24 AM
so many nice pictures!
I have some too ,but I don't know how to take them here.who can tell me?

Choupi
12-15-2006, 05:20 PM
Well, it depends where you have them stored. If you have them on your computer, you can upload them through attached files. When you wanna post, you see a section called "manage attachments" in the additional options. Just follow what is said. You browse your computer, upload the pics and they appear!! :p But if they're too big, you have to resize them first.

If you have them on the net, in some online photoalbum, or on some sites, just give the link to them and put it into the code link.

Hope I've helped. :)

Anne Cheng
12-17-2006, 06:49 AM
These pictures are TMC2005 Fabrice in Shanghai:cool:

Anne Cheng
12-17-2006, 06:50 AM
Well, it depends where you have them stored. If you have them on your computer, you can upload them through attached files. When you wanna post, you see a section called "manage attachments" in the additional options. Just follow what is said. You browse your computer, upload the pics and they appear!! :p But if they're too big, you have to resize them first.

If you have them on the net, in some online photoalbum, or on some sites, just give the link to them and put it into the code link.

Hope I've helped. :)
thanks a lot,you helped me:D

Choupi
12-17-2006, 08:52 AM
Glad I've helped. And thanks for the pics. :)

lau
12-17-2006, 11:35 AM
Thanks Anne Cheng!! :D Nice photos :yeah:

Anne Cheng
12-20-2006, 01:08 PM
these four are TMC2006 in Shanghai Qizhong tennis centre:cool:
ps:sorry,maybe they are not very clearly.

Choupi
02-28-2007, 04:02 PM
From Dubai:

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/4/photogallery/2007/mensparty/6.jpg

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/2/photogallery/default.asp

delsa
02-28-2007, 05:08 PM
Thanks a lot! :worship:

Choupi
03-01-2007, 05:03 PM
And from today's match, against Söderling, from the official site of the tournament:

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/4/photogallery/2007/mensday4/1.jpg

Choupi
03-03-2007, 09:12 AM
From the Dubai semi, with Nenad (official site of the event):

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/4/photogallery/2007/mensday5/12.jpg

Choupi
03-03-2007, 06:25 PM
Still from Dubai (same source):

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/4/images/news_51.jpg

http://www.dubaitennischampionships.com/4/photogallery/2007/mensday6/2.jpg

delsa
03-03-2007, 07:21 PM
The Men In Black :smoke:

lau
03-03-2007, 11:13 PM
A photo of the 2 of them in the final. :)

Björki
03-04-2007, 01:25 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/84/fullj.getty-tennis-atp-dubai-zimonjic-santoro_1_35_51_pm.jpg

Fabrice Fan
03-04-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks for all the great photos everyone! :)

delsa
03-26-2007, 11:37 AM
This has got to be put here!

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/3320/captb6f33115f2a34a28a0amv2.jpg

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6858/fabmulticolorenp2.jpg

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7174/fabmulticolore2kz5.jpg

Nothing special, Barbarin bet Santoro wouldn't dare play dressed like that on the Center Court. He did it, so Barbarin has to run all the way from the hotel to the tournament venue today (14 km).

:haha:

Truc
03-26-2007, 12:33 PM
With "nothing special", I meant the other part of the bet wasn't so spectacular. :lol: But I love the story too - and the shirt, of course. :inlove:

Here's the whole story told in L'Équipe:Lundi, le responsable du développement et préparateur physique du Team Lagardère Rémi Barbarin va devoir parcourir en footing les 14km qui séparent l'hôtel des Français, à Coconut Grove, du stade, sur l'île de Key Biscayne. Il a en effet perdu un pari. Il avait soutenu que Fabrice Santoro n'oserait jamais jouer avec le polo bariolé qu'il avait dans son sac. « D'habitude, à l'extérieur, je joue toujours en blanc, a expliqué sourire aux lèvres Fabrice Santoro. Mais les joueurs se sont fichu de moi avec cette chemise et Rémi m'a dit que je n'aurais pas le courage, pour parler poliment, de le faire... C'était joli, non ? Ça change en tout cas pour un gars très classique comme moi. » C'était effectivement très joli et qui sait, les boutiques seront peut-être dévalisées en France dès ce début de semaine. « Si un gars comme moi se met à lancer des modes, où va-t-on... », a conclu le Français avant de regagner les vestiaires.http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20070326_081948Dev.html
On Monday, the physiotherapeut of the Lagardère Team Rémi Barbarin will have to run from the Frenchies hotel at Coconut Grove to the tournament venue on the Key Biscaine island (14 km). He lost his bet: he said Fabrice Santoro wouldn't dare play with the colourful shirt he had in his bag. "I always play in white outside, Santoro explains smiling. But the other players were making fun of me and Rémi said I wouldn't have the guts, to say it politely, so... It was pretty, wasn't it? It's a big change for a classic guy like me." It was indeed very pretty and who knows, maybe people in France will rush into the shops to buy that shirt now. "A guy like me launching a trend, where are we going..."

Fabrice Fan
03-26-2007, 06:20 PM
THAT is TOO FUNNY! Thanks for sharing Truc!! :D

Choupi
05-13-2007, 05:08 PM
The winners of Rome 2007:

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/sz_rome2007.jpg

higherlaw
05-13-2007, 10:15 PM
hmmm they don't look too happy. their last win together?

adee-gee
06-10-2007, 11:36 AM
A few pics of Fabrice practicing at RG, and also his 2nd round doubles match......

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/adee-gee/Santoropractice1.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/adee-gee/Santoropractice2.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/adee-gee/Santoropractice3.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/adee-gee/SantorodoubleswithZimonjic1.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa265/adee-gee/SantorodoubleswithZimonjic2.jpg

Choupi
06-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Thanks Adam!! :lick: I didn't know Fab had convinced Nenad to wear the same shirt!! :lol: They both look lovely....:p

tangerine_dream
06-13-2007, 04:56 PM
I don't care what people say, I think this candy striped shirt he wears his awesome. It also looks delicious, like a lollipop. Mm, Fabby on a stick. :lick:

Kirill_M
07-08-2007, 06:31 AM
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/277/b13santoro244prosportthnh9.jpg

Fabrice Santoro and Severine Bremond of France in action during their quarter-final match against Leander Paes and Meghann Shaughnessy.

Kirill_M
07-08-2007, 06:32 AM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/2438/b13santoro245prosportthvs2.jpg

Fabrice Santoro and Severine Bremond discussing tactics during their quarter-final doubles match against Leander Paes and Meghann Shaughnessy.

Choupi
07-10-2007, 04:22 PM
Thanks for those pics. Fab is getting too rare.....

sploush
07-12-2007, 02:12 AM
Fabrice practicing in Newport

leoneo
07-15-2007, 05:32 AM
Go Fabi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Truc
07-16-2007, 08:24 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642927.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642928.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642942.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642845.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642801.jpg http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20070715/all/l2642979.jpg

Chris Seahorse
07-16-2007, 12:00 PM
Excellent pictures. I especially like Fab6, but they all rock. :rocker:

Fabrice Fan
07-17-2007, 05:10 PM
Great pictures Truc, Thanks!!!!!!!

tangerine_dream
09-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Lots of photos from the Blake match to post :wavey:

2007 US Open, Blake def Santoro 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

tangerine_dream
09-01-2007, 09:52 PM
More :)

2007 US Open, Blake def Santoro 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

tangerine_dream
09-01-2007, 09:54 PM
Still more.

2007 US Open, Blake def Santoro 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

tangerine_dream
09-01-2007, 10:00 PM
Last batch.

2007 US Open, Blake def Santoro 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Haile Selassie
09-02-2007, 01:43 PM
Great pictures
Fab faces, he is so funny :lol:

Anne-Claire
09-12-2007, 11:27 PM
FAB at the US OPEN 2007:

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/6228/fabtf4.jpg

Rafas_grl
09-25-2007, 07:28 PM
For a guy his age he is pretty well fit!!

ALLEZ FAB!!!

tangerine_dream
10-02-2007, 06:51 PM
Nice photo of Fabrice from his SF match with Gasquet at Mumbai Open. :)

Cyril S.
11-07-2007, 04:37 PM
The interview made by Dip on Paris official site was excellent! very funny :haha:
Here is a capture of the video :)

.:sk:.
06-16-2008, 08:02 AM
My Tuesday pics from Halle: More on http://sktennis.wordpress.com

http://i32.tinypic.com/16llg1f.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/2h2eaa9.jpg

http://i26.tinypic.com/25rzb5x.jpg

tangerine_dream
07-14-2008, 05:58 PM
Congrats to Fabrice for defending his Newport title. :bigclap:

Santoro wins Hall title for 2nd straight year
Jul 13, 2008

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP)—Second-seeded Fabrice Santoro captured his second straight Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title Sunday, beating Prakash Amritraj 6-3, 7-5 to become the second player since 1990 to win an ATP event after his 35th birthday.

In winning his sixth career title, the 35-year-old Santoro became the oldest player to win the tourney on the International Hall of Fame’s grass courts. Andre Agassi won three events in 2005 when he was 35-years old.

Amritraj, the son for three-time Newport winner Vijay Amritraj and a wild-card entry, was the lowest ranked player to reach a Newport final. India’s Davis Cup member entered the week 305th in the world.

Santoro, who earlier in the week said he was likely to be cutting back his tour play next year, won his 451st match, fourth among active players behind Roger Federer, Carlos Moya and Lleyton Hewitt.

“When you start a career at 16 years old, never, ever can you imagine you’ll win a tournament 20 years later. I played my first French Open in 1989,” Santoro said. “I have the same passion for the game as five, 10, 15 years ago, maybe more.”

It was just the second No. 1 or No. 2 seed to win the finale in the tourney’s 32-year history; Johan Kriek did it in 1981.

Vijay Amritraj, who won 13 titles in 26 career finals, watched his son from behind one of the baselines.

“We talked after the match. He told me my strategy was right, but I just needed to be a little more aggressive,” Prakash said.

After getting broken in the first game of the match, Santoro broke right back en route to winning four straight games. Amritraj’s consecutive unforced errors closed out the second game.

“I think I was broken three times this week, and every time I broke right back,” Santoro said.

Amritraj made three unforced errors in the final game of the opening set before Santoro closed it out with forehand off a net ball.

Santoro had the only break in the second set, taking a 6-5 lead, before hitting a backhand passing shot at 40-love to win the match. He raised both hands in triumph.

“I’m just very happy on the court, to have the trophy in my hands,” he said, smiling.

Santoro collected $64,000 for the title and Amritraj earned $32,000.

dada_nt
09-28-2008, 09:47 PM
Hi,

I have some pics of Fabrice from Thailand Open '08 to share.
He's so loved & popular here and his fans are various in ages. :)
Good to watch him play live. Thanks for coming here! :D

Enja
10-22-2008, 08:23 PM
from Moscow
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Santoro/1_7.JPG

the others in the site
http://www.rustennisplayers.ru/images/KC_2008/Santoro.html

Kristen
01-04-2009, 06:57 AM
Aus Open 2008, doubles vs Lindstedt/Nieminen.

jennTENnisFan06
08-26-2009, 05:05 PM
Here are some photos of Santoro from his match against Starace at the Pilot Pen yesterday. Photos by Mariya Konovalova from TAT. More photos can be found here: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/showgallery.php/cat/1400

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1400/medium/santoro-mk-082509-0041.JPG

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1400/medium/santoro-mk-082509-006.JPG

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1400/medium/santoro-mk-082509-009.JPG

jennTENnisFan06
08-26-2009, 05:09 PM
Photos from Fabrice's interview! Also by Mariya Konovalova. More here: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/showgallery.php/cat/1394

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1394/medium/santoro-mk-082509-001.JPG

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1394/medium/santoro-mk-082509-004.JPG

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/tatphotos/data/1394/medium/santoro-mk-082509-005.JPG

AndyM
05-01-2011, 01:00 PM
Fabrice Santoro at the opening of the new shop "Lacoste" on the Champs Elysees. Paris. 28/04/2011

http://www.gotennis.ru/forum/uploads/post-3474-1304203320.jpg

http://www.gotennis.ru/forum/uploads/post-3474-1304203260.jpg

AndyM
06-19-2011, 11:48 PM
RG 2011, Mats Wilander, Géraldine Lacoste and Fabrice Santoro

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/253571_10150206178907421_25440047420_7036637_49219 67_n.jpg