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Lets Go for Broke in Monte-Carlo-The Master Series Monte-Carlos

16681
03-27-2006, 10:42 PM
This is the next Tournament I found Santoro listed in so I thought I would go ahead and get the thread ready. Allez
Santoro ;)

InfiniteSadness
03-27-2006, 10:49 PM
Well, clay is not his fave surface but I hope he'll do well. :)

16681
03-30-2006, 05:29 PM
Well, clay is not his fave surface but I hope he'll do well. :)
:lol: Being from the U.S. I'm used to male tennis players not liking to play on clay at all :sad:

SloKid
03-31-2006, 03:26 PM
Allez! :)

Vialator
04-15-2006, 11:40 AM
~~~~~~~~~~
Single Draw (64)
~~~~~~~~~~
(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Qualifier
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v HAAS, Tommy GER
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v (13) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA

(11) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Qualifier
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v (8) FERRER, David ESP

(4) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v SERRA, Florent FRA
(WC) SIMON, Gilles FRA v Qualifier
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v (16) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(12) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MOYA, Carlos ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROM v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
Qualifier v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS
[...]

Not easy draw, as usual. But Fab has "plus d'un tour dans son sac". ;)

Choupi
04-15-2006, 12:35 PM
Tough 1st match. Give your best Fab. That's all I'm asking for.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-15-2006, 01:11 PM
I guess he will beat Berdych! :) Just hope he will win more matches! :D

silverwhite
04-15-2006, 01:41 PM
Yeah, not easy at all. Allez, Fab!

Fabrice Fan
04-15-2006, 06:53 PM
Good luck to Fabrice, I know he can win!!!!

16681
04-16-2006, 04:17 AM
Good luck to Fabrice, I know he can win!!!!
That's what I like positive thinking :cool: Allez Fabrice ;)

napki
04-16-2006, 03:03 PM
The first match is tricky, but then if he passes Berdych the 2nd round doesn't look too bad.

Good luck Fabrice!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-17-2006, 05:23 PM
Center Court 10.00 AM

Fabrice Santoro vs (16)Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs Marat Safin (RUS)
Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs (2)Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs (13)Sebastian Grosjean (FRA)
Levinsky (CZE) / Safin (RUS) vs Allegro (SUI) / Federer (SUI)

Will they show this match? :scratch: Becasue Coria will be playing at the same time.

Allez Fabrice,show the guy :ras: what magic is! :rocker2:

16681
04-17-2006, 06:31 PM
I don't know if this is being shown in the U.S. at all. Unless maybe on The Tennis Channel which I can't get :fiery:

LOVELY
04-17-2006, 09:09 PM
Good luck and allez Fabrice!!! :bounce: do your best !! :yeah:

Vialator
04-18-2006, 10:01 AM
Berdych def Santoro 6-2 6-4 :sad:

Choupi
04-18-2006, 10:03 AM
The miracle didn't happen. 6/2 6/4 for Berdych. I have seen the match live and I can't say it's been a great match. Tomas played great from the beginning till the end. Fab has had a lot of trouble getting into the match, finding the right pace. That's what he said in the post match interview. But things could have been far worse as in the 2nd set, Fab had a double break against him and Berdych was close to bagel him. He finally fought, became more aggressive. I admit it was strange, seeing him only playing the ball whereas he is known to tempt a lot of things. He has been Magic Fab only in the 2nd half of the 2nd set but Berdych kept focused and the virus Santoro didn't attack his neurons enough.

Fab said that he had only trained on clay for 1 week and that wasn't enough. He thinks that his game will be better in Rome. I hope so. :)

tangerine_dream
04-18-2006, 03:17 PM
I hate Berdych :ras:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-18-2006, 04:30 PM
Ha,that man won again! :yawn:
I miss him in MC! :sad:

16681
04-18-2006, 04:32 PM
The miracle didn't happen. 6/2 6/4 for Berdych. I have seen the match live and I can't say it's been a great match. Tomas played great from the beginning till the end. Fab has had a lot of trouble getting into the match, finding the right pace. That's what he said in the post match interview. But things could have been far worse as in the 2nd set, Fab had a double break against him and Berdych was close to bagel him. He finally fought, became more aggressive. I admit it was strange, seeing him only playing the ball whereas he is known to tempt a lot of things. He has been Magic Fab only in the 2nd half of the 2nd set but Berdych kept focused and the virus Santoro didn't attack his neurons enough.

Fab said that he had only trained on clay for 1 week and that wasn't enough. He thinks that his game will be better in Rome. I hope so. :)
Thanks for the report Choupi even if it was a sad one
:sad: But I agree that a week training on clay is not enough. I hope his game will be better in Rome ;)

Fabrice Fan
04-18-2006, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the information Choupi! :) Even though the match didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, it's still cool that you actually got to see it. We just don't get adequate coverage of tournaments in the U.S. in my opinion. I think it's especially cool for you to be able to tell us what he said in the post match interview. Hopefully he has better luck at doubles in this tournament! :D

16681
04-19-2006, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the information Choupi! :) Even though the match didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, it's still cool that you actually got to see it. We just don't get adequate coverage of tournaments in the U.S. in my opinion. I think it's especially cool for you to be able to tell us what he said in the post match interview. Hopefully he has better luck at doubles in this tournament! :D
Oh how right you are about the lack of tennis coverage in the U.S. and it seems to be getting less and less all the time :sad: Except for the people who get The Tennis Channel which I know that neither of us get :mad: :sad:

Vialator
04-19-2006, 10:17 PM
Nice doubles match tomorrow :

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Court des Princes
start 10:00 AM
(WC)Henman/Murray vs (3)Santoro/Zimonjic
(15)T Robredo (ESP) vs (3)D Nalbandian (ARG)
(7)G Gaudio (ARG) vs (Q)A Di Mauro (ITA)
(6)G Coria (ARG) vs (9)N Kiefer (GER)
(12)F Gonzalez (CHI) vs R Soderling (SWE)
(6)Aspelin/Perry vs (WC)Clement/Llodra

Allez :)

Choupi
04-20-2006, 06:40 AM
Well I'm glad I can share when I have something to share. :)

Good luck Fabrice & Nenad!! :bounce:

Choupi
04-20-2006, 04:02 PM
:woohoo: They have won. 6/3 3/6 10/8 (match TB). :cool:

Fabrice Fan
04-20-2006, 05:17 PM
Great job Fabrice and Nenad. :D Good luck in the next round. :)

Wish I could have seen the match. :(

Vialator
04-21-2006, 04:49 PM
Santoro/Zimonjic def Bolelli/Seppi 6-3 6-4

Semi-final against Acasuso/Prieto

finaly the week is not too bad...

Choupi
04-21-2006, 05:29 PM
That semi will be heartbreaking for me. :tears: 2 of my faves, who have lost in singles, are still on course in doubles and have to play each other. I hate that....

Fabrice Fan
04-21-2006, 05:36 PM
I'm sorry two of your favorites are playing against each other Choupi...that does stink. I am happy that Fab and Nenad are moving on to the next round though! :)

16681
04-21-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm sorry two of your favorites are playing against each other Choupi...that does stink. I am happy that Fab and Nenad are moving on to the next round though! :)
I agree I absolutely hate it when some of my favorites are playing each other :mad: :sad: But I am glad for Fabrice that he is winning in Doubles. Maybe he can get his Doubles ranking up even higher ;)

InfiniteSadness
04-21-2006, 07:01 PM
Great for Fab and Nenad! :)

Good luck for tomorrow's match!

Vialator
04-22-2006, 11:34 AM
Santoro/Zimonjic def Acasuso/Prieto 6-3 6-1

they are finalist :clap2:

Fabrice Fan
04-22-2006, 05:30 PM
Great Job Fab and Nenad! :) Best of Luck on winning the Final! :D

Choupi
04-22-2006, 05:37 PM
As always, there has been no opportunity to see that doubles match. But, when Federer was playing against Gonzalez, Fab has been interviewed by the commentators (especially J. Boutter). He talked about tomorrow's final, that he and Nenad had had a pretty shy beginning in the season, but that they have been accumulating confidence, and they are actually trying to do everything to peak at RG and Wimbledon. The funny detail now. Sure you'd like to know how Fab called his new partner: his bodyguard!! :lol:

Fabrice Fan
04-23-2006, 04:01 AM
That IS too funny Choupi! :lol: Fab is a humorous guy. :) As usual thank you for sharing the news on Fab. It's too bad that you didn't get to see the match, but at least you get to see other matches....and the Fab interview....that's more than we are getting here! :(

16681
04-23-2006, 04:12 AM
That IS too funny Choupi! :lol: Fab is a humorous guy. :) As usual thank you for sharing the news on Fab. It's too bad that you didn't get to see the match, but at least you get to see other matches....and the Fab interview....that's more than we are getting here! :(
That is so true :mad: :sad: I'm becoming very much afraid that the tennis coverage in the U.S. will soon just be The Tennis Channel which I can't get :scared: But it was a great win for Fab and his partner even if we couldn't see
it ;) I would love it if they could win the Final :cool:

16681
04-23-2006, 08:55 PM
Well it wasn't to be. Bjorkman/Mirnyi defeated Santoro/Zimonjic 6-2 and 7-6(2). Of course you must remember that Bjorkman/Mirnyi were the #1 seeded Doubles in the Tournament. So I don't think Santoro/Zimonjic did badly at all.

Fabrice Fan
04-23-2006, 10:27 PM
I'ts good that they made it to the Final...I think it's like Choupi told us that Fab said...they are playing better together all the time...and are really trying to be ready for RG and Wimbledon! :)

Choupi
04-24-2006, 05:28 AM
Yes, they are accumulating confidence. And though they lost the final, we have to be satisfied with the result. Their plan is working, so far. Hope it keeps up. :)

16681
04-24-2006, 05:21 PM
Yes, they are accumulating confidence. And though they lost the final, we have to be satisfied with the result. Their plan is working, so far. Hope it keeps up. :)
Yes if two players will just stick together on Doubles and play each Tournament together they will get better ;) The trouble with Doubles is most players don't have a regular partner so they enter Tournaments with just anyone :sad: