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Fabrice in the land of Caesar - TMS Rome

InfiniteSadness
05-04-2006, 12:13 PM
Fabrice Santoro is in the entry list of the Rome TMS.

Let's see and discuss here his run in this TMS. ;)

16681
05-04-2006, 06:08 PM
I didn't see his name on the list before I guess I must have over looked it :silly: I'm glad you started the thread :)

16681
05-07-2006, 08:21 PM
Fab back on court at last :) Allez Fabrice :dance:

16681
05-07-2006, 08:42 PM
I just checked out the Rome Site. Fab plays Juan Monaco tomorrow.
Allez Fab :)

Fabrice Fan
05-07-2006, 10:42 PM
Good luck tomorrow Fab! ;)

16681
05-07-2006, 10:54 PM
I don't really know anything about Juan :unsure: I would just like to see Fab win :)

Choupi
05-08-2006, 08:40 AM
I have a friend in Rome, who will attend that match, because she's a big fan of Juan.

Vialator
05-08-2006, 12:27 PM
~~~~~~~~~~
Single Draw (64)
~~~~~~~~~~
(5)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Jiri Novak (CZE) Vs Q
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs (12)Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(16)Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs (Q)Juan Monaco (ARG)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs (3)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
[...]

~~~~~~~~~~~
Doubles Draw (24)
~~~~~~~~~~~
[...]
(7) ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/PERRY, Todd (AUS)/Bye
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE)/FRIEDL, Leos (CZE) vs. CORIA, Guillermo (ARG)/GARCIA, Martin (ARG)
(WC) BOLELLI, Simone (ITA)/SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) vs. KNOWLE, Julian (AUT)/PRIETO, Sebastian (ARG)
Bye/(3) KNOWLES, Mark (BAH)/NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)

(5)SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SCG)/Bye
FERRER, David (ESP)/NADAL, Rafael (ESP) vs. FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz (POL)/MATKOWSKI, Marcin (POL)
HUSS, Stephen (AUS)/SUK, Cyril (CZE) vs. GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA)
Bye/(2) BJORKMAN, Jonas (SWE)/MIRNYI, Max (BLR)

Vialator
05-08-2006, 12:30 PM
Monday, 8 May 2006

COURT 4
star 13:00 PM
Juan MONACO (ARG) v Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
Mario ANCIC (CRO) v Luis HORNA (PER)
Stephen HUSS (AUS)/Cyril SUK (CZE) v Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)/Paradorn SRICHAPHAN

Allez :worship:

Vialator
05-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Fab wins 4-6 6-2 6-3 ! :bounce:

Choupi
05-08-2006, 03:07 PM
He'll play Hrbaty next round. I think he's got a good chance, especially if Dominik scores as many UE he did against Ljubo. :)

Fabrice Fan
05-08-2006, 04:43 PM
Great win Fab! :) Good luck against Hrbaty. ;)

16681
05-08-2006, 05:30 PM
I'm so happy for Fab :bounce: I think he needed a good start to this Tournament and he finally got one :) He started out slow, but it's not how you start out it is how you finish! Allez Fab for Round 2 :yippee:

InfiniteSadness
05-09-2006, 01:03 PM
I'm happy for Fab too!

Now good luck against Hrbaty (moreover, I really don't like him!) !!!

Seneca
05-09-2006, 05:54 PM
(5)Andy Roddick (USA) vs Victor Hanescu (ROM)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Jiri Novak (CZE) Vs Stefano Galvani (ITA)
Greg Rusedski (GBR) vs (12)Tommy Robredo (ESP)

(16)Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Juan Monaco (ARG)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs (3)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

The more I look at the draw, the more I'm liking it. A semifinal appearance would be possible here. Tough guys (Haas, Ljubo) in Fab's section are already out and he'll be up against an out-of-form Hrbaty and then an out-of-form Monfils or, even better, Ginepri in the 3rd round.

The other side of this quarter isn't that tough either: Rusedski(!), Galvani, Roddick or Baghdatis, whom I consider to be a favourite in this group.

Now watch my beautiful scheme be shot down in flames when Hrbaty schools Santoro tomorrow :cool:

16681
05-10-2006, 04:48 AM
Well for right now it sure sounds good anyway :) Allez Santoro :)

16681
05-10-2006, 04:51 PM
:worship: Santoro Won :worship: He defeated Hrbaty 7-6(2) and 6-3. :woohoo:

Fabrice Fan
05-10-2006, 06:44 PM
Excellent win Fab! Continued GOOD LUCK! ;)

16681
05-10-2006, 08:27 PM
You asked for it and you got it :) In the Doubles Santoro/Zimonjic defeated Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 4-6, 6-4, and 10-6 :woohoo: Two wins in a row :yippee: Allez Santoro :)

16681
05-11-2006, 04:25 AM
Fabrice will play fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils tomorrow. Allez Fab :)

Choupi
05-11-2006, 07:42 AM
Well I'm torn for this match. I want both to win and go further. As always in this case, it's heartbreaking. The saddest is that, though 2 Frenchies will play each other, I won't be able to see that match because of my work. All I will say is may the best win.

16681
05-11-2006, 10:12 PM
Well Monfils defeated Santoro 7-6 and 6-2 :sad: While sad I don't think it is much of a surprise. The players Santoro must play are usually years younger than he is plus Santoro also plays in the Doubles. So I'm sure it it very tiring on him :sad:

16681
05-12-2006, 04:08 AM
Poor Santoro he has no luck at all :sad: Now he and Zimonjic must play
Bjorkman/Mirnyi tomorrow :sad:

Choupi
05-12-2006, 07:40 AM
That's what I was fearing. Yes, Gaël is younger. And Fab says himself that clay isn't his best surface. Clay game is more demanding physically for him so I guess it's no surprise. Hope he & Nenad can get away in doubles, though it won't be easy.

Choupi
05-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Fab & Nenad lost to Bjorkman & Mirnyi 2/6 6/7.

16681
05-12-2006, 04:44 PM
I can't say I was surprised by that result either I think Bjorkman/Mirnyi
are one of the best Doubles teams around. Well on to the next Tournament I guess.

Choupi
05-13-2006, 09:18 AM
You're right, that pair of Bjorman/Mirnyi is really good and hard to defeat.

Fab was in the stands yesterday for Gaël's match. Together with his coach, Thierry Champion, and Arnaud Clément. I think he'll be there today too. :)

Fabrice Fan
05-13-2006, 08:01 PM
Cool that you got to see Fab in the stands Choupi! :) Heck...cool that you got to see the match! I'll say it again....I WISH WE GOT BETTER TOURNAMENT COVERAGE here in the States!!!!!

Choupi
05-13-2006, 08:59 PM
I can imagine your frustration. It's only less than 2 years that I have registered to cable. Before, all I could see was RG and DC regularly. Hopefully I could see some of Wimbledon on a German chanel. :rolleyes: That's such a luxury now, when I think of all the tourneys I have coverage of!! All GS, all TMS and some other smaller events. :yeah:

Btw, Fab wasn't in the stands today. But Pioline was.

16681
05-14-2006, 04:45 AM
Cool that you got to see Fab in the stands Choupi! :) Heck...cool that you got to see the match! I'll say it again....I WISH WE GOT BETTER TOURNAMENT COVERAGE here in the States!!!!!
Yes and it is all because we have that stupid DirecTV! I had been thinking for some time that they couldn't afford The Tennis Channel, but I went online to their site. Those people are doing all sorts of things and making money hand over fist! It was unreal they are into Nascar, an international soccer league :haha: don't they mean an international "football" league, channels in other languages besides English, and the list goes on! I tried and tried for months to get them to get The Tennis Channel and they just wouldn't do it :fiery: