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A Chat Thread for All the Fab Fans

16681
04-06-2006, 06:26 AM
I thought I would start a chat thread to try to get a little
more posting done in the Forum. I know Fab isn't playing right now, but I do remember what was said at the time the Forum was started. And that was if the Forum sat around like a ghost town it would be closed. I made a post on 4/2 and it is now 4/6. So time is starting to go by without anyone posting anything. This isn't good. So I hope people will use this thread to chat about whatever they want to and help keep the Forum active ;)

Choupi
04-06-2006, 07:41 AM
Good idea Mae!! And I'm sure it would please Fab because he likes to talk a lot. :)

Hope everybody around is fine.

16681
04-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Good idea Mae!! And I'm sure it would please Fab because he likes to talk a lot. :)

Hope everybody around is fine.
Glad you like the idea Choupi ;) It is hard to keep a Forum active when that player isn't playing I think. Also this Forum is so big I find it hard to get to all the places I want to go :rolleyes: I have been a member since September of last year and a couple of days ago I found a place on the Forum that I hadn't even known was there :lol:

Choupi
04-07-2006, 07:24 AM
I know what you mean Mae. It's true this place is very big. But you'll see that you end up visiting your fave places...and this is one of mines!! :p

Don't know if you feel the same but I'm sooooooooooo longing for the weekend to begin. Still 9 hours to go!! :ras:

16681
04-07-2006, 08:07 PM
I know what you mean Mae. It's true this place is very big. But you'll see that you end up visiting your fave places...and this is one of mines!! :p

Don't know if you feel the same but I'm sooooooooooo longing for the weekend to begin. Still 9 hours to go!! :ras:
I also wish the weekend was here ;) And I wish some of the other posters would join us in chat :rolleyes: Don't get me wrong Choupi I do enjoy chatting with you, but I am getting concerned about the Forum :unsure: I hope things will pick up when Fab is back playing :dance:

Choupi
04-08-2006, 09:03 AM
I also wish the weekend was here ;) And I wish some of the other posters would join us in chat :rolleyes: Don't get me wrong Choupi I do enjoy chatting with you, but I am getting concerned about the Forum :unsure: I hope things will pick up when Fab is back playing :dance:
Well, don't worry, I don't misunderstand you Mae. It's true that the forum is desert when Fab isn't playing. Maybe we should try to draw some others around. :shrug: I also wish that it stays open.

Anyway, it's finally weekend time. And today, waking up has been a true pleasure, seeing that beautiful sun outside. :)

16681
04-09-2006, 02:45 AM
Well, don't worry, I don't misunderstand you Mae. It's true that the forum is desert when Fab isn't playing. Maybe we should try to draw some others around. :shrug: I also wish that it stays open.

Anyway, it's finally weekend time. And today, waking up has been a true pleasure, seeing that beautiful sun outside. :)
:lol: I think we have our own private thread. It has been raining here, but finally all the rain has left the area ;) Yes I do wish some others would join us. But I must say I could look at your lovely Avatar for a long time and never be tired of it :angel:

Choupi
04-09-2006, 08:19 AM
Hehehe!! Mae, my avatar is sitting next to me right now and thanks you for the compliment. :)

As for the beautiful sun, somebody stole it during the night as it wasn't present anymore this morning...:tears: Looks like it is rainy, though not raining yet. But I can't be bothered because I'm gonna spend all afternoon long watching DC on tv. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-09-2006, 06:17 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm soooo happy I've found a place to talk about Fabrice with other fans! I'm willing to discuss Fabrice all the time....so I'm hoping you other fans will see this post and we can all begin chatting!

Have a great day everyone!

Choupi
04-09-2006, 07:15 PM
:wavey: Hello Fabrice fan and welcome along. You know the saying: the more, the merrier!! :p

Fabrice Fan
04-09-2006, 08:52 PM
Hi Choupi! I'm glad to be here! Thanks for the welcome. I'm sure I haven't discovered everything this site has to offer...but I did see where you translated the huge article from the April 2006 Tennis magazine. VERY COOL! 14 pages of Fabrice! That's excellent. Were there very many photos included???

16681
04-10-2006, 12:15 AM
It's so nice to have another poster in this thread and in this Forum ;) Welcome Fabrice Fan :wavey:

16681
04-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Hehehe!! Mae, my avatar is sitting next to me right now and thanks you for the compliment. :)

As for the beautiful sun, somebody stole it during the night as it wasn't present anymore this morning...:tears: Looks like it is rainy, though not raining yet. But I can't be bothered because I'm gonna spend all afternoon long watching DC on tv. :)
Oh your cat is just beautiful ;) And I also have been following DC on TV. And don't I wish my Avatar could be sitting next to me :woohoo: :crazy: :dance: :yippee: :banana:

Fabrice Fan
04-10-2006, 12:53 AM
Thank you for the welcome Mae! I was really excited to find a spot where I could chat with other fans of Fabrice!

I like the way you think Mae! Tommy Haas sitting next to you....hmmmm....I've been trying to add an Avatar of my own...but every time I try to add the photo it tells me my picture is too large...it's just a jpg. file....any ideas of how I can make it small enough to add? Did you have that problem when you added your Avatar?

napki
04-10-2006, 04:52 AM
Hi eveybody! :wavey:

Chat thread is a great idea Mae, one sure way to keep this forum alive.

Fabrice Fan, try to make your pictures smaller in one of the picture editors, Paint for example. It has to be no more than a 140 by 140 pixels to upload as an avatar. Talking about avatars, i really need to think about one! But i didn't find a picture of a tennis player that i would want to put there and that other people didn't use already so... maybe i'll take Choupi's example and put there somethig completely unrelated to tennis.

Choupi
04-10-2006, 05:23 AM
Morning everyone. I wish I was still in bed.....I hate Mondays. Especially when I have hardly slept at night because of sore throat.

Hi Choupi! I'm glad to be here! Thanks for the welcome. I'm sure I haven't discovered everything this site has to offer...but I did see where you translated the huge article from the April 2006 Tennis magazine. VERY COOL! 14 pages of Fabrice! That's excellent. Were there very many photos included???
You're welcome. There were many photos and they have been posted in the pics thread. We kinda shared the tasks. I translated and somebody else posted the photos. :)

silverwhite
04-10-2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks for all the hard work, Choupi! :worship:

I couldn't resist buying that particular issue myself. I've yet to start reading though. :rolls:

Choupi
04-10-2006, 04:23 PM
:wavey: SW!! Glad you've appreciated my work. :) And I'm happy there are other visitors here than Mae and me!! :p

16681
04-10-2006, 06:07 PM
:wavey: SW!! Glad you've appreciated my work. :) And I'm happy there are other visitors here than Mae and me!! :p
I'm happy to see more people than just us also Choupi ;)
I'm sorry you aren't well and didn't get much sleep :sad: I hope you get well soon :angel: And I also hate Monday mornings :ras:

Choupi
04-10-2006, 06:22 PM
I'm happy to see more people than just us also Choupi ;)
I'm sorry you aren't well and didn't get much sleep :sad: I hope you get well soon :angel: And I also hate Monday mornings :ras:
Thanks Mae. It's just a sore throat. A matter of days. I just hate that. But I should survive. Promised!! :) It's gonna be ok. This week is shortened, thanks to the Easter weekend. Friday and Monday are public holidays here.

Fabrice Fan
04-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Good morning everyone! Thanks for the advice on the Avatar Napki...I will give that a try!
I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well Choupi. Several members of my family are also not feeling well right now...perhaps it's just that time of year....hope you feel better soon!
Thanks for the heads up about the pictures Choupi. I looked at the picture thread....I guess I just didn't realize that any of those photos were from the April 2006 issue of Tennis magazine! ha ha I could look at photos of Fabrice all day long!!!! I love the one you took where he is standing in the wings off court....and also the one where it looks like he is signing autographs! Did you get his autograph while you were there???

Choupi
04-11-2006, 07:46 AM
Hello everyone. Thanks all for the good wishes. Just need some more days to be fit again. At the moment, I have no taste buds. Me who love eating....:awww:

FabriceFan, I haven't asked for Fab's autograph because I just never ask for autographs. I take pics. But I've been able to talk to him and that has no price for me. I had been waiting for that for so long. :)

silverwhite
04-11-2006, 03:30 PM
:wavey:

Choupi
04-11-2006, 04:59 PM
:wavey: SW!! How's it today?

Fabrice Fan
04-11-2006, 07:16 PM
Hi everyone!

Yes, Choupi...I understand. I know a lot of people who don't ask for autographs. I guess I'm just like a little kid still....I refuse to grow up! ha ha I was able to attend the Pacific Life Open this year...the first tournament I have ever been to. It was soooo much fun! I had such a good time. I got A LOT of photos of Fabrice...because I just like looking at him....and also got his autograph...it was a thrill for me!

16681
04-11-2006, 07:36 PM
Thanks Mae. It's just a sore throat. A matter of days. I just hate that. But I should survive. Promised!! :) It's gonna be ok. This week is shortened, thanks to the Easter weekend. Friday and Monday are public holidays here.
My Goodness we don't get that here in the U.S. :mad: :sad:
I guess it goes along with the separation of Church and State which people here in the U.S. make such a big deal over :fiery: Sore throats are very painful I hate them. Take care of yourself and get well quick :angel:

16681
04-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Hi everyone!

Yes, Choupi...I understand. I know a lot of people who don't ask for autographs. I guess I'm just like a little kid still....I refuse to grow up! ha ha I was able to attend the Pacific Life Open this year...the first tournament I have ever been to. It was soooo much fun! I had such a good time. I got A LOT of photos of Fabrice...because I just like looking at him....and also got his autograph...it was a thrill for me!
Oh what a thrill for you that must have been ;) There aren't any tournaments near me so I don't guess I will ever get the chance to ask for autographs and take pictures :sad:

Fabrice Fan
04-11-2006, 08:34 PM
It really was exciting! It was quite a big vacation for me actually. I really hadn't done anything major for a long time....so I decided to go for it! I had to fly there... and get a hotel... and rent a car....yuck on all that....but it was well worth it!!!! I didn't realize just how much fun it would be...and how accessible all the players would be...If Fabrice plays in 2007, and attends the Pacific Life Open again, I'm going to try very hard to go again!!!!

Fabrice Fan
04-11-2006, 08:36 PM
I agree with you Choupi...talking with Fabrice would be priceless... I only chatted with him a very small bit.....What did you talk to him about????

Fabrice Fan
04-11-2006, 08:37 PM
Mae....which state do you live in????

Choupi
04-12-2006, 07:09 AM
Morning everyone. The throat has stopped bothering, so for the 1st time since Saturday, I've slept like a baby!! :p Now, it's the nose that is pissing me off...Damn weather!! :(

What have I talked with Fabrice about? Well, let's say we have something in common, other than the fact he's a player I do appreciate a lot. We almost share the same birthday date. Only a few hours seperate us. So we talked about that. And other things....

Concerning tournaments I can attend, I have started tripping last year. Was at the DC 1st Round, to RG (1 day), to Stuttgart (2 days) and to Metz (2 days). This year is approximately the same, without DC. Oh, I'm gonna spend 4 days in Stuttgart. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-12-2006, 04:22 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm glad to hear your throat is better and that you finally got some sleep Choupi! :yeah: The sun is shining here this morning...but we've had our share of rain lately too....

That is so cool that your birthday is almost the same as that of Fabrice! What a neat thing to be able to talk to him about. He's a very nice person isn't he! Unfortunately I will probably never get to see him in person again if he doesn't play in 2007, :sad: but you can still look forward to seeing him this year!!!!!! :D I'll look forward to hearing about your trips...and I hope you get lots of great pictures!

16681
04-12-2006, 08:37 PM
Morning everyone. The throat has stopped bothering, so for the 1st time since Saturday, I've slept like a baby!! :p Now, it's the nose that is pissing me off...Damn weather!! :(

What have I talked with Fabrice about? Well, let's say we have something in common, other than the fact he's a player I do appreciate a lot. We almost share the same birthday date. Only a few hours seperate us. So we talked about that. And other things....

Concerning tournaments I can attend, I have started tripping last year. Was at the DC 1st Round, to RG (1 day), to Stuttgart (2 days) and to Metz (2 days). This year is approximately the same, without DC. Oh, I'm gonna spend 4 days in Stuttgart. :)
My goodness how lucky you are to be able to go to all those tournaments and actually talk to Fabrice ;) I'm glad you slept well, that your throat is well, now if you can just get rid of the nose problem :rolleyes: Do you have allergies?

16681
04-12-2006, 08:46 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm glad to hear your throat is better and that you finally got some sleep Choupi! :yeah: The sun is shining here this morning...but we've had our share of rain lately too....

That is so cool that your birthday is almost the same as that of Fabrice! What a neat thing to be able to talk to him about. He's a very nice person isn't he! Unfortunately I will probably never get to see him in person again if he doesn't play in 2007, :sad: but you can still look forward to seeing him this year!!!!!! :D I'll look forward to hearing about your trips...and I hope you get lots of great pictures!
I'm so glad you are here. You add a lot to the Forum. There were many posters that said they wanted Fab to have a Forum, but apparently not many wanted to post in it :( I think when anyone makes a Forum request for a player so many people just jump on the bandwagon and say they want the Forum too. But then they aren't around once a Forum is actually started. You were lucky to see Fabrice in person also. I do hope he will play a while longer at least. Now that he has a Forum finally I would hate for him to retire soon.

lau
04-12-2006, 09:07 PM
I'm so glad you are here. You add a lot to the Forum. There were many posters that said they wanted Fab to have a Forum, but apparently not many wanted to post in it :( I think when anyone makes a Forum request for a player so many people just jump on the bandwagon and say they want the Forum too. But then they aren't around once a Forum is actually started. You were lucky to see Fabrice in person also. I do hope he will play a while longer at least. Now that he has a Forum finally I would hate for him to retire soon.
:lol:
Iīm glad I read this so I have an excuse to explain :p , honestly. :) I havenīt been around for a long time..., but I havenīt been around MTF for different reasons for a long time.., Iīll come by and post here oftenly once I start doing it MTF.
I actually felt a little guilty I was not able to come around all this time and I was one of the ones who asked for a Fabrice forum (Iīm still celebrating it in my sign). :lol:

:kiss: to all Fab fans and see you soon :wavey:

Fabrice Fan
04-13-2006, 01:10 AM
I'm so glad you are here. You add a lot to the Forum. There were many posters that said they wanted Fab to have a Forum, but apparently not many wanted to post in it :( I think when anyone makes a Forum request for a player so many people just jump on the bandwagon and say they want the Forum too. But then they aren't around once a Forum is actually started. You were lucky to see Fabrice in person also. I do hope he will play a while longer at least. Now that he has a Forum finally I would hate for him to retire soon.

What a sweet thing to say Mae! :) You really made my day when I read your post. :D I'm glad I found this site and this forum. I was doing a search on Fabrice for some reason or another....and this site came up as one of the responses to my search. I couldn't wait to join. It's really fun for me to discuss Fabrice with other fans! :) I just hope that everyone will forgive me if I ever ask any questions that have been answered before....I haven't read through all the past posts that were made before I joined...but I will try to stay up to date now that I'm here.

16681
04-13-2006, 05:30 AM
:lol:
Iīm glad I read this so I have an excuse to explain :p , honestly. :) I havenīt been around for a long time..., but I havenīt been around MTF for different reasons for a long time.., Iīll come by and post here oftenly once I start doing it MTF.
I actually felt a little guilty I was not able to come around all this time and I was one of the ones who asked for a Fabrice forum (Iīm still celebrating it in my sign). :lol:

:kiss: to all Fab fans and see you soon :wavey:
That is great we are so glad to have you posting in the Forum ;) Sorry I didn't mean to make anyone feel guilty. I just want some more posters in Fab's Forum :angel:

16681
04-13-2006, 05:36 AM
What a sweet thing to say Mae! :) You really made my day when I read your post. :D I'm glad I found this site and this forum. I was doing a search on Fabrice for some reason or another....and this site came up as one of the responses to my search. I couldn't wait to join. It's really fun for me to discuss Fabrice with other fans! :) I just hope that everyone will forgive me if I ever ask any questions that have been answered before....I haven't read through all the past posts that were made before I joined...but I will try to stay up to date now that I'm here.
Well I mean it we are very glad to have you posting here ;)
Ask any questions you like. The people in Fab's Forum are very nice :) (I wish I could tell you that all people on the MTF are nice, but I can't :( If there is ever anyone giving you a problem, please let me know).

Choupi
04-13-2006, 07:51 AM
Hello everyone. :wavey: Welcome along Lau. True that I had been wondering where you were...but now you're here and that's good. :)

Mae, I don't suffer any allergy, well, I don't know about them if that's the case. That's just the usual process of how things evolve when I have a cold. First, the throat, then the nose, and it ends in coughing a lot. No need to tell that this upcoming long weekend, I look forward to it. We have public holiday tomorrow and Monday. :yeah:

FabriceFan, ask all the questions you feel like about Fab. If we can answer, we'll do it and gladly. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-13-2006, 06:39 PM
Well Choupi, it looks like your long weekend came just at the right time. Hopefully you get the chance to rest and relax, and your cold will be gone soon! :)

Mae, I hope I don't run into anyone at MTF who isn't nice....but one never knows I guess....I'm sure I will do most of my posting in the Fabrice Forums....and everybody here is just great! I'm very pleased. :D

Is it the 17th yet, so Fabrice is playing again...I'm going through Fabrice withdrawl! I have a few of his matches recorded, so I can watch them when there are long periods between his play.

InfiniteSadness
04-13-2006, 08:42 PM
Hi :wavey: How is everyone?

Fabrice Fan
04-14-2006, 01:02 AM
Hi lau and InfiniteSadness! :bigwave: I'm pretty new to the Forum...I look forward to chatting with you! :)

InfiniteSadness
04-14-2006, 01:30 AM
Going to vacation tomorrow, for Easter.

I hope everyone will have a great week-end. :wavey:

16681
04-14-2006, 06:29 AM
I hope all of you have a good time and a very nice Easter ;)
We don't get any holidays here in the U.S. for Easter :mad: :sad: And Choupi I hope you get completely well ;)

Choupi
04-14-2006, 09:15 AM
Hello everyone. Thanks Mae. But things are almost back to normal. As for the holidays we have for Easter, well, it is due only to our German past here. I mean, not all areas have that day off today. I'm part of the lucky ones!! :p

For those who will celebrate it, Happy Easter. And have all a nice weekend. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-14-2006, 03:44 PM
Hello everyone! Yucky day out today....pooring down rain...oh well, at least it will help the flowers grow. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Easter!!! :)

16681
04-14-2006, 07:51 PM
Hello everyone! Yucky day out today....pooring down rain...oh well, at least it will help the flowers grow. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Happy Easter!!! :)
We had a thunder storm this morning. But then the storm
passed so there isn't any rain now. And thanks for your kind wish of a Happy Easter ;) And I also want to add that I wish everyone a very Happy Easter :angel:

Choupi
04-14-2006, 08:17 PM
Yes, Happy Easter to whoever celebrates it. :)

Watching handball on tv right now. Better go back. 2nd half is beginning. :wavey:

silverwhite
04-15-2006, 02:44 PM
Happy Easter! :wavey:

Choupi
04-15-2006, 02:58 PM
:bigwave: SW.

silverwhite
04-15-2006, 07:10 PM
Choupi :wavey:

Fabrice Fan
04-15-2006, 07:57 PM
Hi everyone! I'm really looking forward to the tournament starting on Monday. It's been too long since Fabrice has played. I know he will do great! :)

16681
04-16-2006, 05:21 AM
Hi everyone! I'm really looking forward to the tournament starting on Monday. It's been too long since Fabrice has played. I know he will do great! :)
It really has seemed like a long time since Fabrice has played :rolleyes: I hope he will play well not only for his own self, but it also helps a Forum get posters when a player is winning ;)

Fabrice Fan
04-16-2006, 05:44 AM
It really has seemed like a long time since Fabrice has played :rolleyes: I hope he will play well not only for his own self, but it also helps a Forum get posters when a player is winning ;)

I agree Mae, it seems like it has been forever since Fabrice has played...I also want his winning to draw more fans to his Forum...but most of all, I want him to continue playing so well that he can't bring himself to retire after this year!!!:) I can't help it. I had so much fun at IW this past March that I really want to go again in 2007! Leave it to me to go to my first tournament when Fabrice is 33 years old. :rolleyes: Of course that is young in life, but it is considered old if you are an athlete. :(

16681
04-17-2006, 07:38 PM
I agree Mae, it seems like it has been forever since Fabrice has played...I also want his winning to draw more fans to his Forum...but most of all, I want him to continue playing so well that he can't bring himself to retire after this year!!!:) I can't help it. I had so much fun at IW this past March that I really want to go again in 2007! Leave it to me to go to my first tournament when Fabrice is 33 years old. :rolleyes: Of course that is young in life, but it is considered old if you are an athlete. :(
Well I have no Tournaments near me so I'll never see him play in person :sad: But I hope he doesn't retire next year because we finally got him a Forum and if he retires next year I don't know what will become of the Forum :confused: And yes 33 is getting up there for an athlete, but maybe even if Fab stopped playing singles he could still continue playing Doubles :unsure: I don't think age is as much a factor in Doubles as it is in Singles :shrug:

Fabrice Fan
04-17-2006, 08:32 PM
Well, Martina N. still does great at doubles doesn't she?! WOW! If Fab chose to give up singles, and just play doubles, that would be fine also...as long as he was at IW next March! :D I guess I'm concerned about his retiring because, I do believe the article that Choupi so kindly translated, said his wife was always asking him when he was going to retire. I can understand her point....they have enough money, and they have their daughter...and she can't attend every tournament with him...so I'm sure she would rather have him at home instead of travelling all the time....but perhaps she'll let him play one more year at least....

16681
04-18-2006, 05:03 AM
Yes I have to admit that I can see his wife's point of view also. I mean it must be hard having a husband who is gone so much of the time. And now they have a daughter who is growing up and I'm sure both his wife and Fabrice want him to have time with their daughter. But as a Fan it is hard to have a player retire :sad: (BTW you don't have to give a reason when you edit a post, if you don't want to. When I started here and saw reason for edit I thought you had to put a reason in so I did. But then I noticed no one else did :lol: So it is just up to you if you want the reason in there for the edit or not. I hope you don't mind me telling you this. I know this place can be hard to get use to--at least it was for me. So I try to help other people, if I can.)

Choupi
04-18-2006, 07:35 AM
Hello everyone. I personally don't see Fabrice retire next year. Yes, Chris Laure wants him to stop. And yes, he's growing older every year. But he's still got the fire in him. As long as the passion of tennis will burn in him and as long as his body will allow him to play pretty good, he won't stop. Maybe he'll reduce the number of the events he will take part but I don't think he will say goodbye at the end of this year. :)

16681
04-18-2006, 05:40 PM
Hello everyone. I personally don't see Fabrice retire next year. Yes, Chris Laure wants him to stop. And yes, he's growing older every year. But he's still got the fire in him. As long as the passion of tennis will burn in him and as long as his body will allow him to play pretty good, he won't stop. Maybe he'll reduce the number of the events he will take part but I don't think he will say goodbye at the end of this year. :)
I hope you are right Choupi. Is Chris his wife or not :confused: I couldn't help but notice that we wrote wife and you wrote Chris Laure.

Fabrice Fan
04-18-2006, 06:49 PM
Choupi, I hope you have some insight on this...but I will just semi-answer Mae's question with what I've seen and heard...Every time I have heard Fabrice mention Chris Laure, he calls her his wife....but any time I have heard anyone else speak of her, i.e. someone announcing one of Fabrice's matches....they call her his fiance...and in the Official ATP Media Guide they say she is his fiance....I know they have been a couple for many years, perhaps it's like common law marriage in the U.S.? Please let us know if you have a definate answer Choupi.

Fabrice Fan
04-18-2006, 06:56 PM
Mae, as far as helping me with things..like using the Forum and posting...I don't have a problem with that at all. :) You're right, I figured I had to give a reason for editing my post. I will get this whole signature and Avatar thing figured out eventually! :) Hopefully sooner than later...

16681
04-19-2006, 10:52 PM
Mae, as far as helping me with things..like using the Forum and posting...I don't have a problem with that at all. :) You're right, I figured I had to give a reason for editing my post. I will get this whole signature and Avatar thing figured out eventually! :) Hopefully sooner than later...
:lol: As I told you I thought the very same thing. I mean it said reason for edit so I thought you had to give a reason for the edit. But no one told me otherwise I just looked and noticed that other people weren't giving one :rolleyes:
The thing you need to do is go into your control panel and just look around and play around in there. You will be surprised what you can see and do in that section :cool:

Choupi
04-20-2006, 07:48 AM
Choupi, I hope you have some insight on this...but I will just semi-answer Mae's question with what I've seen and heard...Every time I have heard Fabrice mention Chris Laure, he calls her his wife....but any time I have heard anyone else speak of her, i.e. someone announcing one of Fabrice's matches....they call her his fiance...and in the Official ATP Media Guide they say she is his fiance....I know they have been a couple for many years, perhaps it's like common law marriage in the U.S.? Please let us know if you have a definate answer Choupi.
Well, I think they're married. Because here, every time they're spoken about, they talk about wife/husband. :shrug: But I have no more infos actually. Does it matter, really? They've been together for quite a long time now. :) And I like their daughter, Djenae. She sometimes attends matches with her mother. She's too cool and cheeky, like her father!! ;)

Fabrice Fan
04-20-2006, 06:24 PM
Nope Choupi, It certainly doesn't matter to me whether they're married or not! It has absolutely nothing to do with me! :lol: I just think Fabrice is great, and I think it's interesting to know information about him. I know that their daughter, Djenae is a very pretty little girl....but then again Chris Laure is quite beautiful, and I think Fabrice is very good looking too....so it would only stand to reason they would have a lovely daughter. :)

Choupi
04-21-2006, 07:28 AM
You're definitely right!! They are all good-looking!! ;) And having had the opportunity to talk to him last year, I can attest that Fab is also very nice. Always available for his fans. Really kind. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-21-2006, 06:30 PM
I agree so much Choupi! Of course I enjoy watching Fabrice as a player the most, because he is so entertaining, and such a unique player...but his personality really clinches it for me! :) He is very friendly with his fans. :D

Choupi
04-21-2006, 06:36 PM
And another thing I particularly like about him. He always speaks his mind. Even if he knows what he's got to say won't please some, he says it, anyway. I trully like that.

16681
04-21-2006, 06:58 PM
And another thing I particularly like about him. He always speaks his mind. Even if he knows what he's got to say won't please some, he says it, anyway. I trully like that.
I agree Choupi with what you and Fabrice Fan have been saying. I meant no harm in questioning whether she was his wife or not. As you said it doesn't really matter other than the fact there seems to be some confusion about the subject. I hope I haven't upset anyone with my question. If so I'm sorry.

Choupi
04-21-2006, 07:23 PM
It's ok Mae. Don't worry. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-21-2006, 10:58 PM
Yippee! It looks like I FINALLY have an Avatar! :) There for awhile nothing I was doing would work! Now it's onto working to get my signature right! :rolleyes:

16681
04-21-2006, 11:57 PM
It's ok Mae. Don't worry. :)
Thanks Choupi ;) Fab has such a nice Forum I certainly don't want to spoil it :angel:

16681
04-21-2006, 11:59 PM
Yippee! It looks like I FINALLY have an Avatar! :) There for awhile nothing I was doing would work! Now it's onto working to get my signature right! :rolleyes:
Just keep working in your control panel and everything will finally work out, I promise ;)

Choupi
04-22-2006, 09:07 AM
Yippee! It looks like I FINALLY have an Avatar! :) There for awhile nothing I was doing would work! Now it's onto working to get my signature right! :rolleyes:
I suppose it's totally needless to say that your avvie is great!! :lol: :yeah:

Truc
04-22-2006, 12:28 PM
Not that I'm only interested in the private life of the players :angel: , but I see you were asking if they are married and it's funny because I was wondering the same thing the other day by reading a short article about "Chris-Laure Santoro" on the website of the tournament:
http://montecarlo.masters-series.com/fr/news/stories/06_tuesday_santoro.asp
I'm not sure they are married though because the journalists often call her "sa compagne" instead of "sa femme". But I have no informations either, sorry.

Fabrice Fan
04-22-2006, 06:22 PM
Thanks Truc! :) What a beautiful picture of Mother and Daughter. :)

Fabrice Fan
04-22-2006, 06:28 PM
I suppose it's totally needless to say that your avvie is great!! :lol: :yeah:

Thanks Choupi. :) Your Avatar is great too! I had a kitty that looked just like that...very beautiful...she has passed away now, but we had many great years together. :) Of course that doesn't make it any easier for me that she is gone, but I try to look at all of the positive things, instead of only being sad.

Choupi
04-22-2006, 06:34 PM
Thanks Choupi. :) Your Avatar is great too! I had a kitty that looked just like that...very beautiful...she has passed away now, but we had many great years together. :) Of course that doesn't make it any easier for me that she is gone, but I try to look at all of the positive things, instead of only being sad.
I understand the tie between a person and a pet. I'm known to be a cat lover myself. I've grown up among cats. Actually, I can't remember a time when I had no cats around me. That beautiful white lady in my avatar is called Pinky and has been sharing my life for more than 10 years now. She's currently asleep on my bed!! :lol:

Fabrice Fan
04-23-2006, 04:57 AM
Pinky is adorable Choupi. My little girl was named Pattie, because we got her on St. Patrick's Day. She was very sweet, and I miss her very much. We become very attached to our pets as well. We have a little sweety named Gentell now...we named her that because she is so gentle...kind of a play on words. Our kitties sleep in the bed too, so I can totally relate to that! :lol:

16681
04-23-2006, 05:05 AM
Pinky is adorable Choupi. My little girl was named Pattie, because we got her on St. Patrick's Day. She was very sweet, and I miss her very much. We become very attached to our pets as well. We have a little sweety named Gentell now...we named her that because she is so gentle...kind of a play on words. Our kitties sleep in the bed too, so I can totally relate to that! :lol:
I admit to being a pet lover also ;) But I have to say I'm a dog fan when it comes to owning pets. I think cats are very beautiful animals and I love to look at them, but I have never owned one. Of course, here in the U.S. there is a saying that "you can own a dog, but a cat owns you" :lol:

napki
04-23-2006, 07:58 AM
I admit to being a pet lover also ;) But I have to say I'm a dog fan when it comes to owning pets. I think cats are very beautiful animals and I love to look at them, but I have never owned one. Of course, here in the U.S. there is a saying that "you can own a dog, but a cat owns you" :lol:
That is sooo true Mae. I think i'm a dog person too, but my aunt who lives next door to my parents own a cat, and her whole life revolves around that cat that always lets you know he's around, especially if he wants something from you. :) I love him too, he's a first cat that i had around and he can be mellow at times but boy, my mom always rolls eyes when she mentions him! She's used to dogs too ;)

And Pinky looks adorably mellow in your avatar, Choupi! I bet my aunt will LOVE to have Masik as calm as Pinky looks, but he just won't, period. He's a nasty little fella with a lot of attitude. :lol: Gotta love him!

16681
04-23-2006, 10:03 PM
That is sooo true Mae. I think i'm a dog person too, but my aunt who lives next door to my parents own a cat, and her whole life revolves around that cat that always lets you know he's around, especially if he wants something from you. :) I love him too, he's a first cat that i had around and he can be mellow at times but boy, my mom always rolls eyes when she mentions him! She's used to dogs too ;)

And Pinky looks adorably mellow in your avatar, Choupi! I bet my aunt will LOVE to have Masik as calm as Pinky looks, but he just won't, period. He's a nasty little fella with a lot of attitude. :lol: Gotta love him!
:lol: napki when you got to the part about the cat being a "nasty little fella with a lot of attitude" I had to think that is the way some people feel about Coria :haha: :haha: :haha: Not me I love Guille :hearts: (I hope his wife doesn't mind :lol: I guess she is used to it by now).

napki
04-23-2006, 11:03 PM
Carla tamed him a long time ago ;) and my mom tried to do the same with Masik but he didn't want to be mellow around anyone but my aunt and me sometimes. I guess she should have played with him much more when he was a kitten.

16681
04-24-2006, 06:25 PM
Carla tamed him a long time ago ;) and my mom tried to do the same with Masik but he didn't want to be mellow around anyone but my aunt and me sometimes. I guess she should have played with him much more when he was a kitten.
:lol: With Carla looks I'm sure she could tame any man. And yes with all pets if you get them young you need to play and spend a lot of time with them ;)

Choupi
04-25-2006, 06:22 AM
:lol: With Carla looks I'm sure she could tame any man. And yes with all pets if you get them young you need to play and spend a lot of time with them ;)
I agree. With Carla certainly having no pb with any men, as well as with the upbringing of pets when you have them very young. I had Pinky when she was 6 weeks old. It was a bit too young actually, because it was too early. Her mother didn't have time to teach her everything she should have. I've tried to fill in the gap. Some things worked, others didn't.

16681
04-25-2006, 10:35 PM
I got my dog when she was 9 weeks old and actually I even thought that was alittle young :unsure:

Fabrice Fan
04-26-2006, 06:17 PM
Hi everybody! Just thought I would drop by and say hi! :wavey: Unfortunately the Fab discussion seems to die down when he isn't in a tournament... :sad: Hope everyone is doing okay! :)

Choupi
04-26-2006, 07:40 PM
:wavey: Hola!! Thanks for dropping by. I suppose most of us must be busy somewhere else. But the Fab chat thread is still alive. :)

Just started my easter break. Will only go back to work in 2 weeks. :bounce:

Fabrice Fan
04-26-2006, 08:05 PM
Very cool Choupi! I hope you get to do some fun things on your 2 weeks off....Heck, if it's only relaxing at home that's cool too!

16681
04-26-2006, 08:10 PM
Yes we are still here. But it is hard in a Forum like Fab's that doesn't have a lot of posters anyway to have much of anything going on when he isn't playing :sad: I still wonder where those people are that wanted Fab to have a Forum so much :shrug:

Choupi
04-26-2006, 08:43 PM
Very cool Choupi! I hope you get to do some fun things on your 2 weeks off....Heck, if it's only relaxing at home that's cool too!
Well, it's first relax. Then, it is spring here. And, as I am a garden lover, there are a lot of things to be done outside, for the flowers, the fruits and vegetables. So I'd say, depending on the weather, it's gonna be 50/50 relax and hard work. :)

Mae, maybe those requesting for a Fab forum were only interested in getting a forum for the tournaments, and aren't particularly interested in chatting. :shrug:

Fabrice Fan
04-26-2006, 10:50 PM
Yes we are still here. But it is hard in a Forum like Fab's that doesn't have a lot of posters anyway to have much of anything going on when he isn't playing :sad: I still wonder where those people are that wanted Fab to have a Forum so much :shrug:


I don't know where the other people are that wanted Fab to have a Forum, because that was before I discovered this site, but it would be cool if they came back around. :) It's probably like Choupi said...they are only interested in chatting about tournament results, which is totally great! :) I admit that I just like to chat...it doesn't only have to be about tournament results...but obviously everybody has their own likes and dislikes...so I guess it's just a matter of hopefully meeting other people who share the same feelings. I just like making new friends to chat with. :) It's not even like I have a ton of time to spend on the computer writing messages, as you know... :lol: But it doesn't take that much time for me to write a post or e-mail...I just think it's fun....but I totally understand that other folks aren't interested in doing it...or don't even have a few minutes to do it...I think it's fine either way...it's just a matter of personal opinion...but the folks who have disappeared probably just don't like to chat. I'm glad you and Choupi are still around though! :D

Fabrice Fan
04-26-2006, 10:57 PM
Well, it's first relax. Then, it is spring here. And, as I am a garden lover, there are a lot of things to be done outside, for the flowers, the fruits and vegetables. So I'd say, depending on the weather, it's gonna be 50/50 relax and hard work. :)

Mae, maybe those requesting for a Fab forum were only interested in getting a forum for the tournaments, and aren't particularly interested in chatting. :shrug:


I love to garden too Choupi! :) With me I especially like to have trees and flowers that attract birds. I like to see the different varieties that show up! :) I have feeders hanging with different types of seed also. My kitty Gentell is an indoor kitty, so having the birds in the yard isn't a problem. ;) I would also like to have a vegetable garden, but haven't done that yet. I hope you enjoy your time off from work! Have fun relaxing and working in your yard. :)

16681
04-27-2006, 05:00 AM
I love to garden too Choupi! :) With me I especially like to have trees and flowers that attract birds. I like to see the different varieties that show up! :) I have feeders hanging with different types of seed also. My kitty Gentell is an indoor kitty, so having the birds in the yard isn't a problem. ;) I would also like to have a vegetable garden, but haven't done that yet. I hope you enjoy your time off from work! Have fun relaxing and working in your yard. :)
Well I'm not interested in gardening at all. I think that is hard work :ras: But I do love birds and I have bird feeders where I live also. And Choupi we don't even have many posters in here when Fab is playing :sad: I hope Choupi you will enjoy your time away from work ;)

Choupi
04-27-2006, 09:04 AM
Well I'm not interested in gardening at all. I think that is hard work :ras: But I do love birds and I have bird feeders where I live also. And Choupi we don't even have many posters in here when Fab is playing :sad: I hope Choupi you will enjoy your time away from work ;)
Well, you're right. It is hard work indeed. But it's like many other things. As long as you have a passion for it, and if you really appreciate the result of that hard work, you just do it. Ok, sometimes, you may see me complain because my back aches after I dig for too long. And sorry in advance for those rants!! :lol: But you also will read me talk about the tasty and yummy fruits and vegetables. :lick:

As for the birds, outside, I like them too and it seems they like the place. Actually, I have several nests in the backyard, so that's sort of a good shelter for them. Or maybe also a way for them to say thanks for feeding us in winter. And Pinky likes to stare at them for hours, from the inside of course!! :D

16681
04-27-2006, 09:22 AM
Well, you're right. It is hard work indeed. But it's like many other things. As long as you have a passion for it, and if you really appreciate the result of that hard work, you just do it. Ok, sometimes, you may see me complain because my back aches after I dig for too long. And sorry in advance for those rants!! :lol: But you also will read me talk about the tasty and yummy fruits and vegetables. :lick:

As for the birds, outside, I like them too and it seems they like the place. Actually, I have several nests in the backyard, so that's sort of a good shelter for them. Or maybe also a way for them to say thanks for feeding us in winter. And Pinky likes to stare at them for hours, from the inside of course!! :D
Well you are right there because food fresh from a garden is the best tasting ;) I guess I'm just too lazy to put the work needed into a garden :rolleyes: But I really love Pinky. I could stare at her for hours. And what a beautiful Avatar she makes :angel: As I said I'm really not much of a cat person, but Pinky certainly has my attention :hearts:

Choupi
04-27-2006, 09:28 AM
But I really love Pinky. I could stare at her for hours. And what a beautiful Avatar she makes :angel: As I said I'm really not much of a cat person, but Pinky certainly has my attention :hearts:
Thanks for that. You know, she has that effect on some other ppl too, me included. :) And she perfectly knows about it!! :lol: Sometimes, she even tries to use that special charm to get you do what she wants you to do for her. Oh what a temptress!! :o ;)

Fabrice Fan
04-27-2006, 02:53 PM
You're both very right, gardening IS hard work. Plants, and flowers, and trees are hard enough to care for, but I'm sure having a vegetable garden is even MORE work. I really love vegetables though, and I do want my own garden someday! :)

Fabrice Fan
04-27-2006, 02:59 PM
Well I'm not interested in gardening at all. I think that is hard work :ras: But I do love birds and I have bird feeders where I live also. And Choupi we don't even have many posters in here when Fab is playing :sad: I hope Choupi you will enjoy your time away from work ;)


It's fun to feed and watch the birds, isn't it?! :) Have you paid any attention to which types you attract to your yard? We get several different types in our yard. I try to put out a lot of different food, so it will attract a greater variety. It's really hard for me to pick a favorite, because they are all great...but I think I especially like the little hummingbirds and chickadees. :)

16681
04-28-2006, 03:45 AM
Thanks for that. You know, she has that effect on some other ppl too, me included. :) And she perfectly knows about it!! :lol: Sometimes, she even tries to use that special charm to get you do what she wants you to do for her. Oh what a temptress!! :o ;)
Oh yes I can tell just by looking at the Avatar that Pinky knows she has special charm and she knows how to use it ;) And I'm just looking at the Avatar not Pinky herself. I would love to see Pinky in person, but that isn't possible :sad: Who knows she might make a cat lover out of me, but then what would my dog do--she hates cats :eek:

16681
04-28-2006, 04:38 AM
It's fun to feed and watch the birds, isn't it?! :) Have you paid any attention to which types you attract to your yard? We get several different types in our yard. I try to put out a lot of different food, so it will attract a greater variety. It's really hard for me to pick a favorite, because they are all great...but I think I especially like the little hummingbirds and chickadees. :)
I love the hummingbirds also. There are so many birds that I like and some of them I don't even know their names :confused: I'm a bird lover, but not a bird expert.

Fabrice Fan
04-28-2006, 04:48 AM
I understand what you're saying. The only reason I know the names is because when I decided to start hanging out feeders I went to the store and bought a book that had pictures and descriptions of the birds in my area...that way when I looked out the window and saw a bird at the feeder that I didn't recognize I could look it up in my book! :) Otherwise I wouldn't know the names either!

16681
04-28-2006, 05:21 AM
I understand what you're saying. The only reason I know the names is because when I decided to start hanging out feeders I went to the store and bought a book that had pictures and descriptions of the birds in my area...that way when I looked out the window and saw a bird at the feeder that I didn't recognize I could look it up in my book! :) Otherwise I wouldn't know the names either!
That is a nice idea ;) I don't have a book with the birds that are in my area, I guess some books must be around somewhere :unsure: But for now I will just enjoy looking at them and listening to them sing. I really love to hear them sing. We have a type of bird around where I live that really sings and sings. It is one that I don't know it's name, but I love to listen to it anyway :angel:

Fabrice Fan
04-28-2006, 05:29 AM
How very true. Listening to the birds sing is very beautiful and relaxing....Hopefully Choupi is hearing them as she is out in her yard during her time off! :)

16681
04-28-2006, 05:39 AM
How very true. Listening to the birds sing is very beautiful and relaxing....Hopefully Choupi is hearing them as she is out in her yard during her time off! :)
:lol: And Pinky is busy watching them from a window.

Fabrice Fan
04-28-2006, 06:07 AM
Oh yes, you know Pinky is watching! ;)

Choupi
04-28-2006, 09:28 AM
How very true. Listening to the birds sing is very beautiful and relaxing....Hopefully Choupi is hearing them as she is out in her yard during her time off! :)
:lol: Exactly!! I can hear them, don't worry. And yes, Pinky's watching them. Well, when she's not peacefully asleep. I wonder how cats do to be able to sleep around 18 hours a day!! :eek:

The sun is back today so that means another day in the garden!! :)

Choupi
04-28-2006, 01:33 PM
Ok, here are some pics of the most common birds around. I can see all those in the backyard. I have a nest of the ones on the 2nd photo. :)

http://www.csdm.qc.ca/stejarc/dictionnaire/imagesdicolm/mesange.jpg

http://www.baladeornithologique.com/hongrie/photoois/Rouge-queue%20noir%20007.jpg

http://lpo29.free.fr/pinson_des_arbres.jpg

http://alfarola.canalblog.com/images/ROUGE_GORGE_ALFA.jpg

Fabrice Fan
04-28-2006, 05:45 PM
That is just too neat Choupi!!!! :) Thanks so much for sharing those pictures! :) What absolutely beautiful birds...I love them. :D The one in the 3rd pic looks like perhaps some kind of Grosbeak...I have to look in my book and see if we get any of these in the States....I certainly don't recognize them for being in my region.

Fabrice Fan
04-28-2006, 05:50 PM
:lol: Exactly!! I can hear them, don't worry. And yes, Pinky's watching them. Well, when she's not peacefully asleep. I wonder how cats do to be able to sleep around 18 hours a day!! :eek:

The sun is back today so that means another day in the garden!! :)


Gentell likes to sleep all day....and then play all night! :lol: She's not young either...she's about 16 years old...but she's still a spry little girl! ;) Sometimes I try to keep her up during the day, so she's tired at night and doesn't have us up all night with her hijinks! :lol:

Enjoy the sunshine. :) We have had quite a few beautiful days in a row here...but it looks like they are saying rain for tomorrow....then it's supposed to be back to great weather again though! :)

16681
04-29-2006, 01:15 AM
Pets can do a lot of sleeping. I know my dog does. And Choupi those bird pictures were beautiful, but I have never seen them where I live either :sad:

Choupi
04-29-2006, 09:37 AM
Well, I don't know if this will help but here is what I've found in the dictionary.

Pic 1= blue tit
Pic 2= redstart
Pic 3= Chaffinch
Pic 4= robin (redbreast)

Fabrice Fan
04-30-2006, 02:53 AM
Wow Choupi, this might sound stupid...but it is so cool to me to think you get different birds then we do here in the States! :lol: It's just awesome to me...all the different varieties, and the different areas they live in....Thanks for the names...I haven't had a chance yet, but I will look them up in my book! :)

16681
04-30-2006, 04:32 AM
Interesting we have a bird called a Robin where I live, but it looks nothing like the one in your picture :confused: And yes it is so interesting to think of birds in other countries that we don't have. In fact, one of the reasons I like the MTF is because you get to find out things about other people and the countries they live in.

Choupi
04-30-2006, 09:59 AM
You're both right. That's cool!! :cool: And no, I don't find it stupid at all.
Mae, there are several species among robins that it is not surprising that yours doesn't look like mine. :)

You wanna share the laugh I just had? Well, I was going through the pages here, on MTF, and Pinky is sitting next to the keyboard. When I reached that page here, with the birds on it, she suddenly reacted. She started staring at the birds, pretty puzzled at first. And she came closer, and tied to touch them. Of course, they didn't move!! :lol: I think that is what got her leave the place!! :p

16681
04-30-2006, 07:52 PM
:lol: :rolls: I bet Pinky thought the birds were real, but then when they didn't move that upset her so she left. I would have loved to have seen that. I didn't know there were different "Robins". You can learn a lot of things here on the MTF that have nothing to do with tennis :)

Fabrice Fan
05-01-2006, 05:08 AM
That is too cute about Pinky and the bird pictures Choupi! Pinky sounds so sweet! :) She didn't want to waste her time looking at pictures, she probably made her way to a window to see the real thing! ;)

Choupi
05-01-2006, 09:16 AM
Hello!! :wavey: Yes Mae, you can learn a lot of things on MTF, non related to tennis. :)

I suppose Pinky has been upset they didn't move, that's why she decided to quit wasting her time!! :p She's so busy during the day (sleeping :zzz: ) that she has to make tough choices concerning her activities!!! :lol:

16681
05-02-2006, 04:08 AM
Hello!! :wavey: Yes Mae, you can learn a lot of things on MTF, non related to tennis. :)

I suppose Pinky has been upset they didn't move, that's why she decided to quit wasting her time!! :p She's so busy during the day (sleeping :zzz: ) that she has to make tough choices concerning her activities!!! :lol:
I thought of Pinky today. I saw my first Butterfly today. I love Butterflies ;) And I was wondering if Pinky liked them.
It was a lovely Butterfly yellow and black ;)

Fabrice Fan
05-02-2006, 05:08 AM
I love butterflies too Mae! :) I actually purchased a plant last year called a Butterfly Bush. It gets beautiful purple flowers on it....it did attract a lot of butterflies to our yard...it was fun to see all the different kinds come around! :)

16681
05-02-2006, 05:25 AM
I love butterflies too Mae! :) I actually purchased a plant last year called a Butterfly Bush. It gets beautiful purple flowers on it....it did attract a lot of butterflies to our yard...it was fun to see all the different kinds come around! :)
I also have butterfly bushes and one of them is purple ;)
Gee we are so much alike it is almost scary :scared:

Fabrice Fan
05-02-2006, 05:37 AM
You're right...we do seem a lot alike... in a good way! :) It sure does make it fun to chat, as we have so much in common! :)

16681
05-02-2006, 05:06 PM
You're right...we do seem a lot alike... in a good way! :) It sure does make it fun to chat, as we have so much in common! :)
Yes I think it is very nice that we can chat while waiting on Fab to play again :) And I think Fab would like the fact that he has such good fans that like to chat with each other :cool: Fab has such a great personality himself. He comes across so well both on and off the court :angel:

Fabrice Fan
05-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Yes I think it is very nice that we can chat while waiting on Fab to play again :) And I think Fab would like the fact that he has such good fans that like to chat with each other :cool: Fab has such a great personality himself. He comes across so well both on and off the court :angel:

I totally agree! Fab has an excellent personality...seeing as though he isn't playing right now it's too bad he isn't chatting with us! ;)

16681
05-03-2006, 01:01 AM
I totally agree! Fab has an excellent personality...seeing as though he isn't playing right now it's too bad he isn't chatting with us! ;)
I'm sure he would if he could ;) Fab seems to really appreciate his fans :cool:

Fabrice Fan
05-03-2006, 04:40 AM
I bet you're right Mae! :) I could just see Fab in here chatting it up with us...now THAT would be totally cool! :cool:

I just feel like discussing him, even though he isn't playing right now....but I ask myself....would you and Choupi ( or any other fans for that matter) even care what I had to say?! :shrug: I don't mean that in a bad way either....I guess it's kind of like Truc saying the photos of Fab from Monte-Carlo weren't exciting....I wonder, would my conversation be boring to you??? Well....the only thing I have to go by is how I myself would feel....and I'm totally and completely interested in any photos and/or conversation...so hopefully everyone else is too! :lol:

What was going through my mind is the first day we were at IW...the first time I saw Fab there he was playing soccer....It was soooo cool to be able to see that! :) He's really good...as a matter of fact, I heard an interview of him saying that up until about 11 or 12 years old he played both tennis and soccer...but he had to pick one or the other, and he picked tennis...obviously... his dad was a soccer goalie too I guess... Anyway...that's just one little story from my vacation that I thought would be cool to share.... :)

16681
05-03-2006, 05:08 AM
That is interesting because I believe Nadal also played soccer when he was younger. Of course, they call it football; but since we are Americans we call it soccer. I don't know who gave the sport that we Americans know as "football" it's name, but I wish they would have picked something else to call it. It doesn't make any sense there was already a sport named that and the two sports are nothing alike :shrug:

Fabrice Fan
05-03-2006, 05:48 AM
That is too funny Mae...because you're right... they DO call it football instead of soccer...to be honest I had totally forgotten that fact...because the interview I saw with Fab he was speaking English, and he himself actually called it soccer! :lol: I'm sure he only called it soccer because it was an interview given in English though! :)

Choupi
05-03-2006, 08:34 AM
Hello girls. Sorry, I wasn't around for some time.

Butterflies, well, I like them but I can't say for Pinky as she never gets outside and thus, hardly ever saw one very close.

As for chatting, I think that it's great to be able to share views, ideas and other stuff, whether we support the same player or not. See, it happens that I go and post in non tennis, discussing stuff with posters that absolutely don't support the same player as me. I even had the opportunity to meet some, when I was at tennis events, and it was all fun and ok, even if we weren't rooting for the same guy. Maybe the next one of us who happens to meet Fabrice should let him know about us here!! ;)

16681
05-04-2006, 06:20 PM
So Pinky is an indoor cat. I think that is the safest for an animal. But here in the U.S. most people seem to think that cats have to be out running all over the place :eek: My dog hates them! I use to go to Non-Tennis a lot, but then I found out you don't earn vCash in Non-Tennis so I rarely go there now. I like to vBet so I like to earn my vCash. But I love coming here just to chat because there are nice people here. We don't have a lot of people, but the ones we do have are nice. So I would rather have less people and have them nice than have a lot of people that aren't all nice. Does that make sense?

Fabrice Fan
05-04-2006, 06:57 PM
My cats have ALWAYS been indoor too. It's most definately the healthiest choice for them, and the safest. I agree though Mae, A LOT of people let their cats run the neighborhood...and it irritates me...because they all seem to find MY yard. This means going after the birds I'm feeding, and using my flowerbeds as a litterbox....not cool. :mad:

Choupi...I don't know if you were teasing or not...but you actually had an absolutely excellent idea! :) Allow me to tell you gals a story....

I like a newscaster by the name of Dan Abrams. He has an hour long show on during the week called The Abrams Report. He is also a lawyer, so he basically covers legal issues on his show, and a lot of criminal cases...He has a lot of fans, and a group dedicated to chatting about him was formed. He is based in New York, but he travels all around the country to cover different trials. Well, he was going to California to cover a case, and it just so happened that 3 of the gals who are fans decided to go try to meet him! He was set up to broadcast outside the courthouse, so he was easy for them to find. Well, they did get to meet him, and they told him about the chat group dedicated to him, and I was watching his program on TV and actually heard him mention his chat group on the air! It was pretty cool! :cool:

This obviously proves to me that sometimes mentioning chat groups to the person they are designed for works! I'm not saying Dan himself actually posted there...although perhaps he made up a user name so no one would know it was him! :lol:, but he obviously checked out the site at any rate. :) The same may go for Fab...perhaps he wouldn't actually post here, but if he knew about our existence, and actually just checked out the site, it would be neat! :)

The only chance I would ever get to mention it to Fab is if he plays IW next year, and I am able to go again....(keeping my fingers crossed that this will happen)...but you still have a chance of seeing him this year Choupi! :) If it is something you would feel comfortable doing, and you got the opportunity, it would be really neat if you told Fab about us! :D

16681
05-04-2006, 07:04 PM
:lol: Nice story Fabrice Fan. And I would love it if Fab knew about us :)
I mean I'm sure he knows he has fans, but it would be great if he would come here and see what we had posted :cool:

Fabrice Fan
05-05-2006, 12:30 AM
:lol: Nice story Fabrice Fan. And I would love it if Fab knew about us :)
I mean I'm sure he knows he has fans, but it would be great if he would come here and see what we had posted :cool:


Exactly! ;)

16681
05-05-2006, 04:12 AM
Maybe if he saw what we posted he might play tennis longer :) I know he and his family want to spend more time together, but it will be hard for his fans to give him up :sad:

Choupi
05-05-2006, 08:16 AM
Ok girls. I accept the mission. If I get the chance to meet Fab again, and if the opportunity is given that I can talk to him, he'll know about us. :) I doubt I'll meet him in RG. It's too big and I will be there only for 1 day. But maybe in Metz. As I plan to go there for the semis and the final but also during the week. I'll see what I can do.

16681
05-05-2006, 07:40 PM
Ok girls. I accept the mission. If I get the chance to meet Fab again, and if the opportunity is given that I can talk to him, he'll know about us. :) I doubt I'll meet him in RG. It's too big and I will be there only for 1 day. But maybe in Metz. As I plan to go there for the semis and the final but also during the week. I'll see what I can do.
Great Choupi ;) :worship: I do hope you get to tell Fab about us :) And if you do it will be interesting to hear what he says about it. So we wish you good luck on your mission :)

Fabrice Fan
05-06-2006, 05:07 PM
Very cool Choupi! :cool: I too hope it works out that you get the opportunity to talk to Fab again. Not only to tell him about us...but just for yourself, as he is so nice, and fun to talk to! ;)

It would be interesting to hear what he has to say about us....and it would be so exciting if he popped in long enough to just say "hi" one time! :) That is probably hoping for too much though! :lol:

Then if Fab is still playing, and I do get to go to IW next year....Maybe I would get the chance to tell him I was one of the fans on his Forum that Choupi had told him about! :lol:

Thanks soooo much for saying you would take on the mission Choupi!!! :D

Fabrice Fan
05-06-2006, 05:15 PM
By the way... I saw a tape yesterday of Fab's match against David Ferrer at the AO...and the announcers were saying that they hoped Fab would keep playing for awhile, as they enjoyed watching him too...and then one of them added that Fab had said he planned on playing 2 or 3 more years! :D Now if this is accurate, and Fab really said that...how cool is that?! :cool: Of course injury, or countless other reasons..such as family, etc. could change all that...but if everything worked out and we got Fab for another 2 or 3 years that would be wonderful! :)

Choupi
05-06-2006, 06:52 PM
It's ok girls. I'm a mission woman!! :lol: Last year, when I was in Metz, I had been missioned by some posters from MTF, if I had the opportunity, of course, to pass on the msg to the organizers, that the website of the event needed improvements. There was no other version than French, no livescores....well, as I have been able to talk with Julien Boutter, co-organizer of the tournament, I've let him know about it. I just hope he took those infos into account. He said he would, but....wait and see what happens this year. :)

Fabrice Fan
05-06-2006, 08:11 PM
Go Choupi Go....Go Choupi Go! :bigclap:

You seem like a take charge sort of lady Choupi... You're just the right gal for this mission! ;)

Choupi
05-06-2006, 09:51 PM
Works for me!! :yeah: :lol:

16681
05-07-2006, 05:04 AM
It's ok girls. I'm a mission woman!! :lol: Last year, when I was in Metz, I had been missioned by some posters from MTF, if I had the opportunity, of course, to pass on the msg to the organizers, that the website of the event needed improvements. There was no other version than French, no livescores....well, as I have been able to talk with Julien Boutter, co-organizer of the tournament, I've let him know about it. I just hope he took those infos into account. He said he would, but....wait and see what happens this year. :)
Good for you Choupi ;) You sound like someone who can get things done, but you go about things in a nice manner.
So people don't get upset with you, but will listen to what you have to say :cool: And Fabrice Fan it would really be nice if Fab were to play for 2 or 3 more years :)

Fabrice Fan
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Yes Mae, it would be great if Fab played another 2 or 3 years!!!! :) As long as he's happy, and still having fun, and at the top of his game... Here's hoping....:D

Choupi
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Yes, I hope so too. That would be great. :)

16681
05-07-2006, 08:19 PM
And it is going to be great to get Fab back on the court :) It seems like it has been ages since he last played!

Fabrice Fan
05-07-2006, 10:46 PM
It DOES seem like ages since Fab has played... :( I think it's worse for me because he's the player I follow the closest.... but he's back tomorrow! :yeah:

16681
05-07-2006, 10:52 PM
Yes I'm glad he will be playing tomorrow, but I just hope he can win :)

lau
09-02-2006, 02:26 PM
Just wanted to say hi to all Fab fans :wavey:
After a long absence from MTF that started the same week Fabrice recieved his MB ( :o ), I might be more often here from now on... :)

Choupi
09-02-2006, 02:30 PM
:wavey: Hola Lau. Nice to have you back. I'm rejoicing about the upcoming event of Metz, at the end of this month. I'm going on the Wednesday and Saturday and Sunday, and of course, I hope I get to see Fab. :)

lau
09-02-2006, 02:43 PM
Lucky girl! I`m sure you`ll get to see him....
Actually.., I miss watching tennis too!! And I hope I watch one Fab matches soon.:)
BTW, donīt forget your camera :lol: ;)

Choupi
09-02-2006, 04:30 PM
No worry about me forgetting my camera. No way I leave it at home!! ;) There are things in life that are sooooooooooooooooooo important that you simply have no right to miss them. :p

lau
09-02-2006, 06:51 PM
No worry about me forgetting my camera. No way I leave it at home!! ;) There are things in life that are sooooooooooooooooooo important that you simply have no right to miss them. :p
:lol:

Fabrice Fan
09-03-2006, 05:39 AM
Hi everyone! :bigwave:

Choupi, how very cool! I didn't realize you still had another tournament you would be able to attend this year! :D I'm very excited for you! :) I hope that you get to see Fab! I also hope you're still willing to be the voice of our Fab Forum here, and let Fab know about us if you get the opportunity! :)

Choupi
09-03-2006, 09:06 AM
Fab Fan, I'll be the voice of our forum. If I have the opportunity to tell him about us, he'll know. :) I do hope he gets some good results there, and that I get to see him also on the weekend. Mika & him won the doubles there last year. I wish he is as lucky as last year, with Nenad.

Fabrice Fan
09-04-2006, 05:56 AM
Thanks Choupi! :) I knew we could count on you to be the voice of our forum! :D

I hope Fab has good results at Metz too. It would be great if he and Nenad could win. Too cool if Fab were to win in back to back years with different partners!

Good luck on getting to see him! :)

lau
09-14-2006, 10:45 PM
This corner of MTF has been really quiet the last days.... :p

Choupi
09-15-2006, 09:55 AM
You're right Lau. It seems it gets busy when Fab's playing only. And given he doesn't play every events, every week, there are quiet times. :)

16681
09-16-2006, 06:06 AM
You're right Lau. It seems it gets busy when Fab's playing only. And given he doesn't play every events, every week, there are quiet times. :)
I'm sorry everyone that I don't get in here more often :sad:
It is such a nice place with such nice people :D But MTF is so big I find I can't seem to get to the places I want to go to. I hope that made sense :unsure: Enjoy yourself Choupi at the Tournament :)

Choupi
09-16-2006, 08:49 AM
It's ok Mae. No worry. It made sense. And of course, I will enjoy myself in Metz. :bounce:

But today is a special day and as it is a special place, I wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to Lau. :bdaycake: :aparty: Make the most of that day and have a nice one. :)

lau
09-16-2006, 11:44 AM
It's ok Mae. No worry. It made sense. And of course, I will enjoy myself in Metz. :bounce:

But today is a special day and as it is a special place, I wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to Lau. :bdaycake: :aparty: Make the most of that day and have a nice one. :)
Mae!! Please, it was not a comment to anyone!! I just came by to see what happenned here and it was quiet and made that post without any intention :lol:

Thanks Choupi!!! :hug: :kiss: It started in a nice way and I hope it continues like this :D

Choupi
09-16-2006, 12:16 PM
Thanks Choupi!!! :hug: :kiss: It started in a nice way and I hope it continues like this :D
Good. Any special plans for that special day? Sorry if I'm too curious. :)

lau
09-16-2006, 12:33 PM
Good. Any special plans for that special day? Sorry if I'm too curious. :)
:lol: No, it`s ok ;)
Nothing during the day... But I`m sure someone will come to have some "mates" during the afternoon and at night my brother and his GF will make some pizzas (everything homemade... yummie...) and we`ll have some beer and strawberry daikiris (yummie, again) and I`ll blow the candles over a chocolate cake :p We wonīt be many because half of "my people" (aka friends and family) live 1200 km away in my hometown. But it`s like that every year :) I`m sure we`ll have fun! :bounce: After dinner we`ll go to a pub or to dance...it was not decided yet... :D

Choupi
09-16-2006, 02:52 PM
All this sounds like a nice programm Lau. Enjoy the evening, and think of me when you eat your chocolate cake. :lick: ;)

Fabrice Fan
09-23-2006, 04:29 AM
I saw that Fab was entered in the Mumbai Open, and now I see that he is OUT. Does anyone know what happened????

I hope Fab is okay! :scared:

Choupi
09-23-2006, 08:12 AM
I haven't heard anything concerning any injury so I suppose it is only precautionary. Maybe he wants to keep some gas for the upcoming events, like Metz. He would be very disappointed if he wasn't able to play 100% there. :)

Fabrice Fan
09-24-2006, 01:21 AM
Thanks Choupi! ;) That's a relief to hear that there are no injuries that you've heard of. Will be great if he is 100% for Metz. I'm very excited for you still about your attending the event. :)

Choupi
09-30-2006, 08:33 AM
And the event is coming closer now. Hehehehehe. Only a few days to wait and I'll be in the stands. :woohoo: Hope time flies till Wednesday. Crazy how very little can make me happy. ;)

Fabrice Fan
10-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Choupi, I'm counting the days for you, as if you need me to...I know you're counting them yourself! ;) Only 2 more to go! :woohoo:

I don't think it's crazy that going to the tournament makes you so happy! I was thrilled when I went to my one and only tournament so far...but perhaps that is because it takes so very little to make me happy too?! :lol:

Choupi
10-03-2006, 10:01 AM
Stop counting the days, count the hours now!! :crazy:

Fabrice Fan
10-04-2006, 01:03 AM
Well Choupi, I see Fab isn't scheduled to play tomorrow....He will probably be out practicing, but I know you will be more interested in watching actual matches than watching the practice courts...There is still hope for Saturday and/or Sunday though! :)

Choupi
10-04-2006, 08:27 AM
Well yes. I checked the OOP and I discovered I won't get to see him today. I hope I have some chance this weekend. Because I have some bitter taste in the mouth, even if if I know I will see live tennis. I'll see Safin. :)

Fabrice Fan
10-04-2006, 11:48 PM
Well Choupi, it sounds like you got to see Safin play for about an hour.....I read that he won the match in 59 minutes! WOW. I hope you had a great time, and you still have this weekend to look forward to as well! :) Feel free to share anything you would like to about your day...I'm interested in all the fun you had, even if it doesn't include Fab this time.

lau
10-05-2006, 12:02 AM
Well yes. I checked the OOP and I discovered I won't get to see him today. I hope I have some chance this weekend. Because I have some bitter taste in the mouth, even if if I know I will see live tennis. I'll see Safin. :)

I hope you`re really having a great time :bounce: I`m sorry you won`t be able to see Fab play singles..., but there`s allways the doubles. I adore that doubles couple :D
Now go for the doubles title, Fabrice (and Richard) :bounce:

Choupi
10-05-2006, 08:12 AM
Well girls, Fab plays today his double match with Richard, so I didn't get to see him at all yesterday. But I saw 4 matches. Benneteau/Mahut vs Friedl/Mertinak, Grosjean vs Mayer, Safin vs Youzhny and Garcia-Lopez vs Gicquel. I've had a great time. The matches were great, on the whole, even if I would have wished, like many other viewers, that this shock between Safin and Misha lasted longer that what it lasted. Misha was totally paralyzed. He played his game only during the first 6 games of the 2nd set. And, as Marat was focused and played his game from the very 1st point til the very last one, you can understand why the match went so quick. I was sad for Misha. Even part of the spectators were encouraging him, though they mainly came to see the big star Marat.

I came back home at 1am. I feel :zzz: as I hardly slept at all. I have a cold that bothered me all night long. Anyway, I'll survive. Hope Fab & Richie win so that I can see them on the weekend. :)

Fabrice Fan
10-05-2006, 06:33 PM
How exciting Choupi! Thanks for sharing! :) I'm glad to hear that you had such a good time, and that you got to see some quality tennis! :D

I have a cold right now too, so I basically know what you're going through. Get as much rest as you can, because you still have the weekend to see more tennis!!! :cool:

Choupi
10-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Well well well girls. It seems I will get to see our Champion tomorrow. You wanna know my mood? Check this:

:banana: :bounce: :woohoo: :dance: :yippee: :crazy: :aparty:

Sorry but I just had to let it out. I'm really excited. And very few ppl outside here can understand it. :)

silverwhite
10-06-2006, 07:46 PM
Choupi :hug:

Take lots of pics and come back with a detailed report, please. :angel:

Choupi
10-06-2006, 07:54 PM
Ok, I will SW. Btw, you can find some more details on a certain blog....;) I didn't take many pics on Wednesday, but tomorrow will be another day. :p

silverwhite
10-06-2006, 08:40 PM
Got it! ;)

Fabrice Fan
10-07-2006, 02:24 AM
Go Choupi, Go Choupi!!! :bounce: I'm excited for you! I think it's so great you get to see Fab tomorrow! :) The only thing that would make it any better is if the rest of us girls were there with you! ;)

Choupi
10-07-2006, 07:46 AM
Well good ppl here, I think this will probably be my last post here before I head to Metz later. Of course, that would be great if you were all with me. Unfortunately, such is life. But I'll take pics and try to make decent reports. :)

Fabrice Fan
10-07-2006, 05:35 PM
How wonderful Choupi!! Fab and Richard have won, and you were there to see it! I'm so happy for you! :D I can't wait to hear you tell us your report, and to see the pictures you've taken! ;)

What's even better is you are going to be able to attend tomorrow and get to see the Doubles final too!

Although this tournament started out being somewhat of a disappointment for you...with the player withdrawls, and not seeing Fab on Wednesday...it certainly has turned out to be great! :dance: :yeah:

Choupi
10-08-2006, 08:13 AM
Well sure, this tournament ends out great. :p And it will even more if Richie & Fab win the title. I'll post pics later as I lack time abit this morning.

Fabrice Fan
10-08-2006, 06:49 PM
Well, the tournament really did end up turning out great! :woohoo: It's excellent that Fab and Richard have won the title! :)

I'll be looking forward to seeing your pictures, but I'm sure you're exhausted, so whenever you get the opportunity, that will be great! :yeah:

Choupi
10-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Well, I've posted the report first, as I suppose that you couldn't wait to know what happened. But the pics will come later. You're right, I'm pretty exhausted. Finally, I was right yesterday when I told Fab that my signed flag would bring them luck.

Fabrice Fan
10-08-2006, 09:59 PM
You certainly WERE right about your flag bringing them luck! Good call girl! ;) I will look forward to seeing your pics. :D

lau
11-25-2006, 05:53 PM
I´ve been reading an article written by Luis Lobo (Moya´s coach) analyzing Fabrice´s game. It isfunny how he wrote a couple of times something in the lines of "Don´t try this at home" :lol:

Choupi
11-26-2006, 10:12 AM
Hehehehehe. Does that mean that he recognizes that Fab's game's so unique that imitating is useless? ;)

lau
11-26-2006, 01:08 PM
Yeah, I mean, he said it was amazing to see it being done, but can´t be imitated :) After explaining his backhand he wrote 'there´s a reason why the call them the magician' :lol:

Choupi
11-26-2006, 01:37 PM
Yep!! I agree. There's only ONE Magician. ;) Btw, how are the exams? If I remember well, you were working on them...................:scratch:

lau
11-26-2006, 03:04 PM
Yes, you`re right. I`m suposed to be studying in this moment :lol: But it´s Sunday.... I decided I won´t study all day today :p
Until now, I passed the ones I took, but things get more difficult from now.... We´ll see... The good thing is I´m not working now, so that obviously makes things easier. I have all day to study and I´m not so stressed.
I hope you´re doing well :)

Choupi
11-26-2006, 05:00 PM
Good girl. You deserve to have day off sometimes, you know that!! :D Good luck for the rest of it all.
As for me, well, I'm ok. My work has become pretty hectic so I end up weeks on my knees, but I'll survive. ;) Looking forward to my Christmas break in
4 weeks now.

lau
11-27-2006, 04:16 PM
Good girl. You deserve to have day off sometimes, you know that!! :D Good luck for the rest of it all.
As for me, well, I'm ok. My work has become pretty hectic so I end up weeks on my knees, but I'll survive. ;) Looking forward to my Christmas break in
4 weeks now.

Awww :hug: It´s the end of the year, everyone is a little crazy in this season. My mother´s a biochemist and she is always mad the last days of December because everyone want to have their medical exams done before New Year :lol: I mean, what´s the difference?? :lol: During New Year and Christmas season the end-of-the-world feeling is stronger here because it´s at the same time of summer break :lol:

Choupi
11-27-2006, 04:29 PM
Awww :hug: Itīs the end of the year, everyone is a little crazy in this season. My motherīs a biochemist and she is always mad the last days of December because everyone want to have their medical exams done before New Year :lol: I mean, whatīs the difference?? :lol: During New Year and Christmas season the end-of-the-world feeling is stronger here because itīs at the same time of summer break :lol:
I suppose those ppl are all in a hurry to get their medical exams because, after Christmas celebrations -and all that tasty food!!- they might not be that great. :lol: Anyway, I agree. I don't see what the difference would be. But such is life.

Fabrice Fan
11-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is doing okay. We actually have snow on the ground where I live, that doesn't happen very often! My son is loving it. :)

I haven't been able to access my Blog for days...is anyone else having that problem?

lau
11-29-2006, 12:31 PM
Hi!! :wavey: I loved snow when I was a kid too :lol:, but I think that snowed only one time in my hometown. It can be very cold, but no snow. Fortunately, we were close (well, maybe not so close according to European standards :lol:) to the Andes and we went there in winter breaks. :banana:

BTW, I don´t have blog, but it seems everyone with blog is having problem to access them. ;) http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=87056&page=9
Steve (the webmaster) is supposed to be solving it. :)

Choupi
11-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Hi girls!! :wavey: We also have snow here in winter, and pretty regularly. though the amount seems to drop with years passing by. I loved it when I was a kid. And I still like it a lot, but when I don't have to drive on it and when I don't have to shovel everyday!! ;)

It's been days now that the blogs aren't working. I hope Steve can solve the pb. I miss mine and I miss reading others's.

Fabrice Fan
11-30-2006, 05:01 AM
Greetings girls!

Well, the snow is gone now, but my son sure enjoyed it while it was here! :) Thanks for telling me about the blogs lau. I was wondering if it was just a glitch with MY computer. I don't really write in it very often, but it's fun, and it's nice to have access to it when I get an opportunity to make an entry...I guess I'll just keep checking on it periodically.

I wonder how Fab is spending his time off? I hope he's having fun wherever he is! ;)

Take care everyone! :)

Choupi
11-30-2006, 07:53 AM
I've asked Steve about the blogs and he said that they should be up soon. :)

Fabrice Fan
12-01-2006, 04:51 PM
Thanks Choupi, for checking with Steve...I hope he fixes the problem soon...I just checked, and still no blogs....:sad:

Choupi
12-01-2006, 04:54 PM
You're welcome. I admit I start to miss mine badly. :sad:

Fabrice Fan
12-02-2006, 06:50 PM
I agree, I miss mine too, and it's funny really...because I don't make entries very often...but I want it to be available when I can make one! I guess it's one of those things where you don't know how much you like it until it's gone....

MarcelaTauro
12-06-2006, 11:54 AM
Hi all :wavey:

My name is MarÍa SoL. Im from Argentina and i a big fan of Fab.

I love his magic and talent game, you will never get bored when you saw a Fabrice match.

Choupi
12-06-2006, 04:28 PM
:wavey: Hola Maria Sol!! Welcome along here. It's always nice to find new fans of Fab. You're absolutely right. You will never get bored watching him play. ;)

Fabrice Fan
12-06-2006, 05:58 PM
Hi Maria! It's nice to have you here! :)

lau
12-07-2006, 11:33 PM
Hi Maria Sol!! :wavey: Nice to see other compatriot enjoys Fab´s magic :D :p

Choupi
12-08-2006, 05:03 PM
The blogs are working again!! :bounce:

Haile Selassie
12-08-2006, 10:14 PM
Like Maria Sol and Lau, im also a Fab Fan :lol:

My name is Martín and i like a lot see Fabrice matches, becouse he is a unique player, who does his own game, with a lot of talent of course..

lau
12-08-2006, 10:17 PM
Welcome Martín!! :wavey: :D

The blogs are working again!! :bounce:

Yeah, I noticed!! :banana: I don´t have one, but I like reading other´s :lol:

Choupi
12-09-2006, 08:52 AM
Welcome along Martėn. Nice to count 1 more fan of Fab around here.

Talking about Fab, it's his birthday today. I wish him to have a very nice day, surrounded by family & friends. And a big cake!! :lol:

lau
12-09-2006, 11:55 AM
Really? I didn´t know it was the same day Gaston´s BD is :D
Happy birthday, Fab!! :bounce: :D

Choupi
12-09-2006, 12:39 PM
Yes it is. Only the year changes. ;)

Choupi
12-23-2006, 06:35 PM
I wanted to wish all Fab fans a Merry Christmas. :)

Fabrice Fan
12-23-2006, 07:01 PM
Thank you Choupi! Merry Christmas to you, and all the other Fab fans too!

Fabrice Fan
01-23-2007, 06:38 AM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

It's getting close to that time again...I mean the Pacific Life Open. I am hoping to be able to attend again this year! I'm getting really excited! The entry list hasn't been released yet....it probably will be known shortly, but in the meantime....have any of you happened to have heard whether Fab is playing there this year?

Fabrice Fan
01-26-2007, 06:00 PM
Hi again everyone. :wavey: Hope everything is going well for all of you. I see that the blogs aren't working again. Why is it that they are working when I don't have the chance to make an entry....but they go down when I get the opportunity?? :lol: Take care everyone! :)

Choupi
01-27-2007, 09:05 AM
:wavey: It's cyclical about the blogs. They regularly go down and come back to normal again. I suppose it's a pb of server being down. But I'm not sure.
Glad for you to be able to go to the Pacific Life Open again. Hope you get to see Fab. I don't see any reason for him not taking part, unless being injured. So, I hope you see him. :)

Fabrice Fan
02-02-2007, 11:22 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

It's not like I have anything super important to say, but geez, it seems like the blogs haven't been working in a really loooong time. I know what will happen...they will finally be working again, and I won't get the chance to make an entry! :lol:

Well, I am going to the Pacific Life Open for sure...the plans have been made...I hope Fab will be there, but it will be fun anyway! :)

Choupi
02-03-2007, 09:32 AM
Hope you'll have a great time there. Fab will be there. And I have my fingers crossed you see him. :)

Fabrice Fan
02-04-2007, 01:58 AM
I knew it!!!!!! Blogs are back, and I don't really have time to make a decent entry right now! :lol: Hopefully soon!

Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed Choupi. :) I really hope I get to see Fab!!!!

Choupi
02-04-2007, 09:53 AM
Blogs are back...hehehehe!!! :banana:

lau
02-11-2007, 04:12 PM
:scratch: I never read the MTF blogs...
I think the only time I read one was when Adam announced his retirement from MTF for some time :lol:
I´m curious about what people blog about though :lol: I might do it..., I just think I already spend too much time in front of the screen... :o

I haven´t been around here for some time... How´s everybody doing? :)

EDIT: BTW, congrats to the French fans, you in the 2nd round of DC. Funny how all the ties were 2-1 yesterday...

Truc
02-24-2007, 02:22 PM
I know it's not very interesting, but I just wanted to say that you can sometimes see Fab during Amélie's matches in Dubai this week. He was there during her match against Hantuchova.
He often attends the matches of the other Frenchies, they often show him during Richie's matches too, for example - and it's not so common a male player watches women tennis (except when his gf is involved, of course)! :lol:

Manja
05-22-2007, 04:27 PM
Hey there!

I am back! Had bad months but now everything is okay. Do you remember me? :wavey:

@ Choupi: You are going to Stuttgart? I read it in the Stuttgart Thread. Iīm not sure becaue I have no entry list yet but maybe we could meet up there? You are from France, right?!
Thinking about going to RG next week but I couldnīt find a cheap hostel or hotel with space for me. :crying2: HELP!

xx Manja

Choupi
05-24-2007, 07:21 AM
Hey Manja!! Yes, I'm going to Stuttgart this year again. So would be great to meet up there. Have you ever been there before? And yes, I'm from France. Not far from Strasbourg, if you know it.

I will also be there at RG, but only on next Wednesday. As for the cheap hotels, I'm afraid it's gonna get hard to find one. At least close to the Stadium. Maybe this link might help you. It's all the hotels in Paris from the Accor Group, which are known to be the least expensive. You have the plan of the City. I'd advise you to search south, as RG is situated in the West (16th district). You can also visualize the metro stations. Good luck!! :)

http://www.accorhotels.com/fr/reservation/hotel-paris.shtml

Manja
05-24-2007, 11:01 AM
Thank you so much Choupi!
Yes, I have been to Stuttgart twice but itīs 9 hours to drive and Fabrice usually has holidays in this time but this year I will come because Goran will be there on sunday. Itīs not 100%. Maybe I will stay a little longer... waiting for the entries...

I was looking for Etap hotels because there is one at the Boulogne but I canīt find the homepage just Etap and the numbers. The hostels in the city of Paris are full but I will try your link. Iīm used to the metro in Paris. It has names and numbers. But if you donīt know the name you are lost. I looove Paris! ;)

Choupi
05-24-2007, 11:26 AM
9 hour drive!! :eek: That's a long way to go......I'm happy with my 3 hours train!! ;)

Ok, this is the list of Etap Hotels from Paris. As I told you, try to search around the City, at the various Portes, because I doubt you find some place in those near RG.
http://www.etaphotel.com/fr/reservation/liste_hotels.shtml#top
For instance, my friends & I will stay at the Porte d'Orléans. :) Only the Tuesday night.