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Now Fabrice Can Have the Fine French Wine - Roland Garros 2006

16681
05-17-2006, 03:15 AM
Well RG is just about here and with Fab already out of the Hamburg Singles I thought I would go ahead and start the thread now :)

Choupi
05-17-2006, 07:12 AM
Well, from now on, I have my fingers crossed that I get to see Fab play (certainly doubles) on the sole day I go to RG. :)

Fabrice Fan
05-17-2006, 05:00 PM
I'll have my fingers crossed for you too Choupi! ;)

16681
05-17-2006, 05:23 PM
Well, from now on, I have my fingers crossed that I get to see Fab play (certainly doubles) on the sole day I go to RG. :)
I'm glad you will be able to go ;) and I wish we all could be there with you :D

Choupi
05-17-2006, 06:12 PM
I'm glad you will be able to go ;) and I wish we all could be there with you :D
In a sense, you'll be. Because you know that if I get to see him play, or talk to him, I'll share here. :) And I hope I can take some piccies. :D

16681
05-19-2006, 06:10 AM
In a sense, you'll be. Because you know that if I get to see him play, or talk to him, I'll share here. :) And I hope I can take some piccies. :D
Oh thank you Choupi ;) It will at least be the next best thing to actually being there :hug:

Choupi
05-19-2006, 08:37 AM
Oh thank you Choupi ;) It will at least be the next best thing to actually being there :hug:
Hehehehe!!! And guess what? Where will I be, at this particular hour, in 2 weeks time? :cool: I'll be chasing my faves in the RG alleys!!! :lol: :bounce:

Fabrice Fan
05-19-2006, 11:36 PM
Hehehehe!!! And guess what? Where will I be, at this particular hour, in 2 weeks time? :cool: I'll be chasing my faves in the RG alleys!!! :lol: :bounce:


That is sooooo totally cool Choupi! :cool: I'm so excited for you. I hope you get to see and talk to Fab....and get some great pictures! I hope you get to see your other favs too, of course....I know with only being there one day it would probably be impossible to see everyone you want to see..., but I hope you get to see the players you want to see the most anyway! I'll be thinking about you, and sending you all my good thoughts for luck on seeing your favorite players! ;)

16681
05-20-2006, 03:54 AM
Hehehehe!!! And guess what? Where will I be, at this particular hour, in 2 weeks time? :cool: I'll be chasing my faves in the RG alleys!!! :lol: :bounce:
Oh it would be nice to go to RG :) But at least we will have a "reporter" there for a day :lol: I hope you have a great day :bounce:

Choupi
05-20-2006, 08:53 AM
Thanks girls!! Yes, I'll be your special reporter in RG. :)

16681
05-22-2006, 03:40 AM
Yes it will be so cool to have our very own "reporter" at RG :cool:

Fabrice Fan
05-22-2006, 04:45 AM
We will be looking forward to your report Choupi...and we will also be looking forward to seeing any great pictures you get! :)

I'm sooo excited for you! :D

16681
05-22-2006, 07:39 PM
:lol: Choupi since I have no idea what you look like, but have seen your Avatar of Pinky I "see" Pinky as our "reporter" at RG. I know that sounds silly :silly: But I do see Pinky with a note pad, pen, and of course a camera :rolls: I know I think I have gone :crazy: But it is such a funny mental picture I have in my mind of Pinky at RG :)

Fabrice Fan
05-23-2006, 05:10 AM
You have quite the imagination Mae! :lol:

Hey...I bet Pinky wouldn't mind being our special reporter.....if it didn't cut into her valuable nap time that is! ;)

Choupi
05-23-2006, 06:34 AM
:lol: Oh thanks for the good laugh girls. Well, sure that she would mind if that shoud interefere with her daily nap. Hence why I'm doing the job!! :D

Manja
05-23-2006, 04:41 PM
Hey all! :wavey:

This is Manja from Germany. Je suis un grande fan de Fabrice Santoro! I hope this is right?
I spent the whole last week in Hamburg at the TMS and supported our Fab but unfortunately he lost. :sad:
If you are interested I could post some pix from Monte Carlo and Hamburg. Just let me know...
I red that you are going to the French Open and I wish you all tons of fun!
In 2 1/2 weeks I will see him again in Halle. Anybody else?

See ya!
Manja

Fabrice Fan
05-23-2006, 06:04 PM
Greetings Manja! :bigwave:

Welcome to our gang, it's so cool to have another Fab fan join us! :D

I would be delighted to see your pictures, and I'm sure the other girls would be too! :)

Choupi is going to RG, and has said she will be our 'special reporter' on Fab while she is there....It will be very cool to hear what she has to say...although we wish we could be there with her. :sad:

Talk to you soon! :)

Fabrice Fan
05-23-2006, 06:08 PM
:lol: Oh thanks for the good laugh girls. Well, sure that she would mind if that shoud interefere with her daily nap. Hence why I'm doing the job!! :D


That's what I figured. :lol: A gal needs her beauty sleep...although it would be impossible for Pinky to get any more beautiful. ;)

16681
05-23-2006, 11:06 PM
That's what I figured. :lol: A gal needs her beauty sleep...although it would be impossible for Pinky to get any more beautiful. ;)
Hi Manja :wavey: Post all the pictures you have of Fab :D
And I can't help it I can still see Pinky at RG :crazy: Pinky is so beautiful she could miss some beauty sleep ;) I wish I could draw I would draw a picture of what Pinky looks like in my mind at RG :rolls:

Fabrice Fan
05-24-2006, 01:08 AM
I wish you could draw what you're picturing in your mind too Mae, I'm sure it would be an adorable picture of Pinky with a notebook and pen...a camera....and how about a press pass on a beautiful necklace around her neck?! :D With her beauty and charm she would be allowed total access! ;)

16681
05-24-2006, 03:54 AM
I wish you could draw what you're picturing in your mind too Mae, I'm sure it would be an adorable picture of Pinky with a notebook and pen...a camera....and how about a press pass on a beautiful necklace around her neck?! :D With her beauty and charm she would be allowed total access! ;)
:lol: Well I did forget the press pass. But now that you mentioned it that just adds to my picture. Of course, the necklace would have to be diamonds since Pinky deserves the very best ;)

Fabrice Fan
05-24-2006, 04:46 AM
Absolutely right! :)

Choupi
05-24-2006, 02:34 PM
:lol: Oh girls, I'm sure Pinky would have the giggles if she could read that page here.

Welcome along Manja. You have to know that ALL pics of Fab are welcome here. I think nobody would ever blame you for posting them. On the contrary. And it's great you go to Halle. That means we're gonna have several 'special reporters' around for the upcoming tourneys. :)

16681
05-24-2006, 06:32 PM
:lol: Oh girls, I'm sure Pinky would have the giggles if she could read that page here.

Welcome along Manja. You have to know that ALL pics of Fab are welcome here. I think nobody would ever blame you for posting them. On the contrary. And it's great you go to Halle. That means we're gonna have several 'special reporters' around for the upcoming tourneys. :)
:lol: I think I have become obessed by Pinky. I can even see Pinky with the giggles :crazy: :rolls: :cuckoo:

Choupi
05-24-2006, 06:49 PM
:lol: I think I have become obessed by Pinky. I can even see Pinky with the giggles :crazy: :rolls: :cuckoo:
Mae, now you got me worried!! :eek: :lol:

16681
05-24-2006, 06:57 PM
Mae, now you got me worried!! :eek: :lol:
:lol: What can I say I'm in love with Pinky :crazy: :rolls: :cuckoo: But we can't tell my dog :secret:
She would eat Pinky :eek: Seriously Choupi Pinky makes one of the best looking Avatars I have seen on the MTF (not counting the players, of course) she is beautiful ;) :angel:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-25-2006, 06:37 PM
Yes,he can! ;)
Allez!

Fabrice Fan
05-26-2006, 01:37 AM
What is the countdown of days until you attend RG Choupi? Is it 8 days from now? You see, I'm so happy and excited for you I'M even counting down the days! :lol:

16681
05-26-2006, 06:08 AM
It is really going to be great :) And I'm trying very hard Choupi to not see you as "Pinky at RG" :lol:

Choupi
05-26-2006, 06:21 PM
Yes, it's 8 days. Next week, at this hour, I'll be there. :)

16681
05-26-2006, 08:34 PM
What do you think of Fab's draw or have you seen it yet?

Manja
05-26-2006, 09:06 PM
Hey girls!

I figured out that Pinky is the cat?! :)
I can´t post ally my pictures but I will send you some nice ones. I´m so happy to find a forum for Fabrice.
Unfortunately I can´t report from the Gerry Weber Open because there is no Internet access and I am going to sleep in a tent. As usuall... it will be a lot of fun!
Where do you come from? Are you all from France?
Did you know that Fabrice has a new physio? I met him in Hamburg. If anybody knows his name...please let me know...

I wish you a nice evening
xx Manja

And ofcourse...a small picture...

Fabrice Fan
05-26-2006, 10:54 PM
What do you think of Fab's draw or have you seen it yet?


Well, I don't think Choupi is going to like it....I do believe it's two of her favs going against each other right off the bat....

Fabrice Fan
05-26-2006, 11:02 PM
Hey girls!

I figured out that Pinky is the cat?! :)
I can´t post ally my pictures but I will send you some nice ones. I´m so happy to find a forum for Fabrice.
Unfortunately I can´t report from the Gerry Weber Open because there is no Internet access and I am going to sleep in a tent. As usuall... it will be a lot of fun!
Where do you come from? Are you all from France?
Did you know that Fabrice has a new physio? I met him in Hamburg. If anybody knows his name...please let me know...

I wish you a nice evening
xx Manja

And ofcourse...a small picture...


Thanks for the pic of Fab Manja! :) Feel free to post as many of them as you can....Fab is such a cutie. :D

Even though you won't be able to tell us how it's going for you "live" from the Gerry Weber Open, you can still tell us how it went after you get back home! ;)

I'll go ahead and answer since I seem to have seen your post first, and then of course the other girls can add what they want also...Mae and I are from the USA and Choupi is from France.

Take care! :)

Choupi
05-27-2006, 08:06 AM
Well, I don't think Choupi is going to like it....I do believe it's two of her favs going against each other right off the bat....
You were right on this one. That had to happen, one day or the other. But I wish it'd have in another circumstances than a GS. Anyway, with all the objectivity I can gather, I don't really see how Fab could get away with it, easily.

Manja, I'm French. :)

16681
05-28-2006, 01:28 AM
You were right on this one. That had to happen, one day or the other. But I wish it'd have in another circumstances than a GS. Anyway, with all the objectivity I can gather, I don't really see how Fab could get away with it, easily.

Manja, I'm French. :)
It is tough when your favorite players play, but to start right off in a Tournament is really bad :sad: But anyway Allez to Fab :)

Vialator
05-28-2006, 03:41 PM
The Single Draw :
1. Roger Federer(SWI) vs Aronaud Clement(FRA)
Q vs Justin Gimelstob (USA)
Gilles Muller(LUX) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Xavier Malisse(BEL) vs 32. NIcolas Massu(CHI)

20.Tomas Berdych(CZE) vs Feliciano Lopez(SPA)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Q
Marc Gicquel (FRA)vs Aessandro Di Mauro (ITA)
Jurgen Melzer(AUT) vs 13.Nicolas Kiefer (GER)

12.Mario Ancic (CRO)vs Nathan Healey(AUS)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) vs Greg Rusedski (GBR)
Florian Mayer (GER) vs Q
Albert Montanes(SPA) vs 17.Robby Ginepri (USA)

26.Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Fabrice Santoro(FRA)
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Boris Pashanski (SCG) vs Victor Hanescu (Rom)
Tomas Zib (CZE)vs 7.Tommy Robredo(SPA)
[...]

And the schedule of play :

Day 1: Sunday, 28 May
CHATRIER
Début à 11:00
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs Dinara Safina (RUS)[14]
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[1] vs Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
Jose Acasuso (ARG)[26] vs Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

Allez :worship:

Vialator
05-28-2006, 07:02 PM
Play Suspended
Acasuso leads 6-3 6-1 3-6 1-6 4-2*, but Fab is still alive ;)

16681
05-28-2006, 11:09 PM
I'm very proud of Fab-win or lose :) Because when I saw the draw I wasn't very happy about it at all :sad: So I think he has done a good job no matter how the Match ends up :)

Choupi
05-29-2006, 12:36 PM
Well, from yesterday's match, I've only seen the 1st set where Chucho totally outplayed Fab. The strokes were too powerfull and Fab was easily far from the ball. And the 5th set, before they stopped because of the darkness. That was another match. Fab's usual tricks had been rewarded. Chucho got frustrated. But he's 2/4. Grosjean's match is over, and Fab should come on the Chatrier in a few minutes now. No matter what the result will be, I'll be proud. :)

Manja
05-29-2006, 01:23 PM
OMG!!!
I am dying... It´s 6/6 in the fifth set.

Go Fabrice!!! :woohoo:

Choupi
05-29-2006, 02:12 PM
It's over. Fab lost 9/11 in the 5th set. But he's played great, pushed Chucho all the way and used all his usual tricks. It's been tense and very beautiful to watch. Fab really has been battling Fab today. We were shown images from the lockers, while Fab & Chucho were playing, and almost all players present there at that time were stuck in front of tv, watching that end of match.

Fab's been interviewed right at the end. He seemed exhausted, and a little bit disappointed. He said himself this match has been lost on 2 or 3 points only. When said that he seemed to be willing to play tennis forever, and that he surely would still be playing when 60 years old, he smiled and simply answered: " you say so now, but let me tell you that you were not in my body this morning, when the alarmclock rang"...

16681
05-29-2006, 11:47 PM
Choupi I loved that quote from Fab about the guy not being in his body
:lol: Fab keeps his sense of humor. And as I said I'm very proud of him :)
Yes I'm sorry he lost :sad: but I appreciated the fight he put up.

Fabrice Fan
05-30-2006, 05:32 AM
Oh how I wish Fab would have won that match! But of course I want Fab to win ALL the matches he plays, and that is impossible... I too am proud of how well he did! :)

It's so cool to have you keep us updated Choupi! :) Thank you for doing so. The only thing that would be better is to have been able to see it myself. That was a great quote by Fab, he's so totally cool! :cool:

We don't expect him to play until he's 60, but 3 or 4 more years would be great! ;)

16681
05-30-2006, 11:53 PM
Well Martina N. is still playing Doubles in her 40's. In fact, if I'm not mistaken she is closer to 50 than she is to 40 :eek: So Fab could probably play Doubles for some years to come :) And Fabrice Fan is right Choupi we are lucky that we have you to report to us. I think I finally know Pinky is not reporting :lol: :rolls: :crazy: I can't help it. I'm in love with Pinky (and I'm not a cat person so this is high praise for Pinky). She is just so beautiful. And how in the world did you ever get her to pose for the picture that is now your Avatar?

silverwhite
05-31-2006, 07:32 AM
Is it true that Fab and Momo are going to play mixed together? :eek: :bowdown:

Choupi
05-31-2006, 03:20 PM
Mae, you know I'm happy I can share here with you all, Fab fans, what I can share. As for Pinky, well, I swear I didn't do anything special to her for that pic. I mean, she always poses when she sees me with the camera, she's an easy model!! ;)

Choupi
06-01-2006, 06:33 AM
Is it true that Fab and Momo are going to play mixed together? :eek: :bowdown:
Yes it is. And how nice from organizers to schedule Fab's doubles and mixed doubles on the same court!!!

Today's oop:

Court 17 -- 11:00 Start Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.

Jean-Francois Bachelot (FRA)/Stephane Robert (FRA) vs. Gregory Carraz (FRA)/Antony Dupuis (FRA)
Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)[6] vs. Alexander Peya (AUT)/Bjorn Phau (GER)
Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)/Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[7]/Daniel Nestor (CAN)[7]
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)[13] vs. Jamea Jackson (USA)
Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Nicolas Devilder (FRA)/Olivier Patience (FRA) vs. Kristof Vliegen (BEL)/Rogier Wassen (NED)

Vialator
06-01-2006, 12:41 PM
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)[6] vs. Alexander Peya (AUT)/Bjorn Phau (GER)


They have lost 7-5 7-5 :sad:

Choupi
06-01-2006, 04:56 PM
And he also lost with Amélie. :sad:

16681
06-02-2006, 05:30 AM
Mae, you know I'm happy I can share here with you all, Fab fans, what I can share. As for Pinky, well, I swear I didn't do anything special to her for that pic. I mean, she always poses when she sees me with the camera, she's an easy model!! ;)
We are glad you are so willing to share with us Choupi :)
And Pinky is a very special cat :angel: But this Tournament just didn't work out well for Fab at all :sad: It's a shame because while he doesn't live there now he is still French.

Choupi
06-03-2006, 07:40 PM
Well, true that this tournament didn't work out well for Fab. And no sign of him while I was there yesterday. So sorry, I have nothing to share. :awww: It's been a great day though. :)

Fabrice Fan
06-04-2006, 05:25 AM
Well Choupi, you obviously can't help the fact that Fab was already out of the tournament by the time you attended...thanks so much for being willing to be our "Special Reporter" though! ;)

Hopefully you will see Fab at the next tournament you are attending...it would be so cool for you to be able to tell him about us! :)

I'm just happy to hear you had a great time at the tournament, that's the most important thing. :D

16681
06-04-2006, 07:20 PM
Well, true that this tournament didn't work out well for Fab. And no sign of him while I was there yesterday. So sorry, I have nothing to share. :awww: It's been a great day though. :)
I'm glad you had a great time at the Tournament even if you didn't see Fab :D Since I have never been to any tennis tournament, it is hard for me to even try to think about what it must be like to be able to see a Grand Slam Tournament :sad: