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Visit To The Kremlin Cup. Impress Moscow Fab!!

Choupi
10-09-2006, 07:43 PM
After that great doubles victory associated to Richard in Metz, no time to rest as Fab is schedule to play In Moscow. In singles and in doubles, back with his usual partner Nenad.

1st round against W. Moodie in singles, and against Allegro/Bracciali in doubles.

Good luck Fabrice!! :bounce:

Fabrice Fan
10-10-2006, 04:04 AM
Yes, Good Luck Fabrice! ;)

Choupi, I have a question for you, if you don't mind.....

I was wondering about something Fab said in the article you most recently translated for us... He said something like.... My partner (Nenad Z.) isn't around, as usual.

That came across to me as possibly unhappy feelings....Did I just misunderstand....or did you get the feeling that Fab isn't too happy with Nenad when you read the article?

Saying that he 'isn't around', and then adding 'as usual'....just sounded a bit frustrated perhaps??

Choupi
10-10-2006, 06:46 AM
Well, I think that what Fab meant was that Nenad wasn't playing that event for reasons that are personal to him -maybe he needed a break or wanted to stay with his family- and that, as Fab was playing in singles, he would have to find another partner if he wanted to play doubles. And he picked Richard, as they had already talked about it, and told each other they would play together one day. That's what I have understood. :)

Choupi
10-11-2006, 01:14 PM
Fab won his match against W. Moodie 6/3 6/2. Next opponent: Kravchuk Konstantin. He's also to play doubles with Nenad today.

Choupi
10-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Fab & Nenad have won their match too. :)

16681
10-11-2006, 06:36 PM
:woohoo: Wonderful day for Fab and his fans :D

Choupi
10-11-2006, 07:28 PM
:yeah: Hope it goes on that way!!

Tomorrow OOP:

Centre Court - 11:00 AM

WTA
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
Konstantin KRAVCHUK (RUS) vs Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 4:30 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 6:00 PM
Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA)
followed by
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR)

Court 2 - 12:00 NOON

WTA
followed by
Janko TIPSAREVIC (SCG) vs Robin VIK (CZE)
followed by
WTA
followed by
Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)/Nenad ZIMONJIC (SCG) vs Kevin KIM (USA)/Hyung-Taik LEE (KOR)
Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)/Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)/Robin VIK (CZE)

Vialator
10-11-2006, 07:42 PM
Allez :D
The live feed to watch Fab playing:
- Center Court (mms://82.204.248.34/h4)
- Court 2 (mms://82.204.248.34/h2)

silverwhite
10-11-2006, 08:27 PM
Wow. I thought Moodie's serve would make it very tricky for him to win but he still won anyway. :yeah:

Fabrice Fan
10-12-2006, 04:06 AM
Choupi....Thanks for giving me your opinion on what Fab meant in the interview. I'm glad there aren't any problems between him and Nenad.

Fab is certainly starting out this tournament well, in doubles AND singles! :bounce:

Vialator
10-12-2006, 11:28 AM
Fab won 6-1 6-1 congrats :yeah:
his next opponent is the winner of the Kohlschreiber-Korolov match, two big hitter. It will be difficult but Fab could do it.

silverwhite
10-12-2006, 01:59 PM
Kohlschreiber's next. He's sort of a hard-hitter so hopefully, Fab can make him go crazy. ;)

Truc
10-12-2006, 03:27 PM
There was a nice article about Fabrice yesterday in L'Équipe.
(Sorry, I don't have much time to translate the articles this week, I'll try to make a summary later if some of you need it).
It's not really about Moscow, more about his season and his goals for the future. Le Français a mis fin hier à une série de cinq défaites au premier tour. Et, à trente-quatre ans, il parle de tennis au futur.
MOSCOU - de notre envoyé spécial
MALGRÉ SA MÉMOIRE souvent phénoménale, Fabrice Santoro ne se souvenait pas d'avoir vécu pareille série noire. « Cinq défaites d'affilée au premier tour ? Ça ne m'était jamais arrivé depuis le début de ma carrière. » Vérification faite, le Français connut pourtant deux fois la spirale de l'échec : de juin à septembre 1995 (huit, challengers compris) ; puis de mars à mai 2002 (cinq). « Ah, mais ça ne compte pas vraiment, se justifiait-il hier. La première fois, je venais de rencontrer ma future femme et je n'avais pas totalement la tête au tennis ; la seconde fois, j'étais blessé au pied. Disons que, là, c'est la première fois que ça m'arrive dans une situation que je qualifierais de normale. » Incapable de signer une victoire du tournoi de Toronto, en août, à celui de Metz, la semaine dernière, le Français a repris hier son métier par le bon bout en disposant aisément du Sud-Africain Wes-ley Moodie (6-3, 6-2). « Un de mes meilleurs matches de l'année », précisait-il à juste titre.
Plombé, lors de la tournée US, par des tirages difficiles (Gasquet, Blake, Verdasco) et par un blues de sa famille, restée en vacances en France, Santoro s'est ressaisi en revenant en Europe. « Ce n'était pas une période agréable, mais je n'étais pas inquiet, dit-il. D'ailleurs, dès Metz, hormis le service, tous les voyants étaient au vert. Mais je dirais que ce n'était pas la défaite qui m'importait vraiment. C'était plutôt la manière dont je réagissais le lendemain matin. Etais-je prêt, ou non, à repartir au boulot ? Tant que j'ai envie de me remettre en question, ma carrière n'est pas en danger. Dans le cas inverse, attention, risque de dégringolade. Dès Metz, j'ai été rassuré : je me suis entraîné trois heures le lendemain, quatre heures le surlendemain. Mon succès d'aujourd'hui (hier), c'est là que je l'ai construit. »
À bientôt trente-quatre ans, Santoro ne recherche fondamentalement plus qu'une chose : l'envie, le plaisir. Il est le plus souvent lié au tournoi lui-même. « Cette tournée américaine d'été a été réellement très, très dure pour moi, explique-t-il. Surtout à mon âge ! Tous mes potes et ma famille étaient en vacances et me chambraient par textos interposés : "Mais qu'est-ce que tu fous à Toronto en plein mois d'août ?"... Eux bronzent et, moi, je me retrouve seul, comme un c..., sur le continent que j'aime le moins... Quand je vais en Australie, au moins, j'y vais avec le sourire. Et comme par hasard, j'y joue bien. C'est la raison pour laquelle je zapperai cette tournée l'an prochain. J'enchaînerai directement Wimbledon avec Newport et Los Angeles. Et après, vacances jusqu'à l'US Open!»
2007 pourrait être la dernière saison de représentations du magicien du circuit. Pourrait, mais pourrait seulement: « Je pense qu'il y a eu un malentendu sur mes déclarations, corrige-t-il. La vérité, c'est que je n'ai pas envie de réfléchir au-delà de 2007. Tant que je ressentirai l'envie de m'entraîner, de me préparer physiquement, de "matcher", tout est encore possible. En fait, ce qui m'excite le plus, c'est le challenge qui m'attend l'année prochaine : serai-je capable de me maintenir aux alentours de la 50e place mondiale à trente-cinq ans ? Ça, c'est une question qui me fait kiffer grave ! Ensuite, tout dépendra de mes résultats. Si je me retrouve 120e ou 130e après Bercy, évidemment, la décision sera facile à prendre... Mais si je pointe encore mon nez dans le top 50, je réunirai ma famille et mes entraîneurs, et on réfléchira. »
Preuve qu'on peut être méthodique, analytique, et adorer par-dessus tout le mystère de l'avenir. « Moi, ce que j'aime désormais, c'est quand il y a un défi à relever, conclut-il. On réfléchit, on cherche, on propose des solutions. .. et on ignore si ça va marcher ou non. C'est bon de ne pas savoir!». Bien dit. Et bien vu.
VINCENT COGNET

Choupi
10-12-2006, 03:50 PM
Thanks Truc. I can translate it if you don't mind. Just have to wait tomorrow because I'm at work now. :rolleyes:

16681
10-12-2006, 03:52 PM
Congrats to Fab on his Singles win :) I hope for another win in Doubles :D
And I hope someone has time to translate Truc's posting--I can't read French :sad:
Thanks Choupi I will be looking forward to your translation. My equipment is so slow you got your post in before mine.

tangerine_dream
10-12-2006, 05:02 PM
And I hope someone has time to translate Truc's posting--I can't read French :sad:
Well, here's the Google version ;)

The French put an end yesterday to a series of five defeats to the first turn. And, at thirty-four years, it speaks about tennis to the future.
MOSCOW - of our special correspondent
IN SPITE OF SA REPORT often phenomenal, Fabrice Santoro did not remember to have lived similar black series. “Five defeats of sharpened with the first turn? That had never arrived to me since the beginning of my career. ” Made Checking, the French however knew twice the spiral of the failure: from June to September 1995 (eight, challengers included/understood); then from March to May 2002 (five). “Ah, but that really does not count, was justified it yesterday. The first time, I had just met my future wife and I did not completely have the head with tennis; the second time, I was wounded with the foot. Let us say that, there, it is the first time that that arrives to me in a situation that I would describe as normal. ” Unable to sign a victory of the tournament of Toronto, in August, with that of Metz, last week, the French took again yesterday his trade by the good end while having easily the South-African Wes-ley Moodie (6-3, 6-2). “One of my best matches of the year”, specified it rightly.
Leaded, at the time of the US round, by difficult pullings (Gasquet, Blake, Verdasco) and by a blues of its family, remained on holiday in France, Santoro was seized again while returning to Europe. “It was not a pleasant period, but I was not anxious, says it. Moreover, as of Metz, except the service, all the indicators were with the green. But I would say that it was not the defeat which really imported me. It was rather the way in which I reacted the next morning. I was ready, or not, to set out again with the job? As long as I want to call me in question, my career is not in danger. In the opposite case, attention, risk of tumble. As of Metz, I was reassured: I involved myself three hours the following day, four hours two days later. My success of today (yesterday), it is there that I built it. ”
So long thirty-four years, Santoro seeks basically nothing any more but one thing: the desire, pleasure. It is generally related to the tournament itself. “This American round of summer was really very, very hard for me, explains it. Especially at my age! All my pals and my family were on holiday and confined me by textos interposed: “But what you insane in Toronto in full August? ”… They bronze and, me, I only find myself, like C…, on the continent which I like less… When I go to Australia, at least, I go there with the smile. And as by chance, I play there well. This is why I will zapperai this round the next year. I will directly connect Wimbledon with Newport and Los Angeles. And afterwards, holidays until the US Open one!”
2007 could be the last season of representations of the magician of the circuit. Could, but only be able: “I think that there was a misunderstanding on my declarations, it corrects. The truth, it is that I do not want to reflect beyond 2007. As long as I will feel the desire for involving me, to prepare me physically, of “matcher”, all is still possible. In fact, which excites me more, it is the challenge which awaits me the next year: I will be able to maintain to me in the neighbourhoods 50e world place at thirty-five years? That, it is a question which makes me kiffer serious! Then, all will depend on my results. If I find myself 120e or 130e after Bercy, obviously, the decision will be easy to take… But if I still point my nose in signal 50, I will join together my family and my trainers, and one will reflect. ”
Proof that one can be methodical, analytical, and adore over all the mystery of the future. “Me, which I like from now on, it is when there is a challenge to take up, it concludes. One reflects, one seeks, one proposes solutions. and one is unaware of if that will go or not. It is good not to know!”. Quite known as. And well considering.
VINCENT COGNET

MarcelaTauro
10-12-2006, 09:41 PM
Congrats Fab ¡

Allez ¡

16681
10-13-2006, 01:25 AM
Thanks for the Google translation Tangy :D And the guys were lucky in Doubles today because they got a W/O :)

Choupi
10-13-2006, 11:50 AM
Ah the magic of Google translations. Thanks. I'll try to think about it next time I take some time off my work to translate an article/interview. I'll gain time. :)

Choupi
10-13-2006, 04:44 PM
Fab won 6/3 7/5 against Kohlschreiber. He'll play Davydenko in the semi. Nenad & Fab are also keeping up their good work. Another good week for Fab. :)

Fabrice Fan
10-13-2006, 05:10 PM
Fab is doing just great in this tournament, in doubles and singles! :woohoo:

16681
10-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Fab is doing just great in this tournament, in doubles and singles! :woohoo:
:yeah: Allez Fabrice :D

16681
10-13-2006, 05:48 PM
Ah the magic of Google translations. Thanks. I'll try to think about it next time I take some time off my work to translate an article/interview. I'll gain time. :)
It was nice of Tangy to do the Google translation :D But it just didn't give the same read that your translations do
:) Some of the wording just didn't sound right making it more difficult to read than your translations :worship: I don't know what we would do without you Choupi :angel:

Fabrice Fan
10-14-2006, 02:48 AM
Choupi, I agree 100% with Mae. It was very nice of Tangy to do the Google translation, but I seem to understand it more when you do it also. I think several times it said 'it' when it should have said 'he' and there were other things too. We know it is very time consuming for you to do the translations, we just want you to know that we appreciate you when you do them. :D

napki
10-14-2006, 04:51 AM
best of luck to Fabrice tomorrow!

Choupi
10-14-2006, 07:20 AM
Choupi, I agree 100% with Mae. It was very nice of Tangy to do the Google translation, but I seem to understand it more when you do it also. I think several times it said 'it' when it should have said 'he' and there were other things too. We know it is very time consuming for you to do the translations, we just want you to know that we appreciate you when you do them. :D
As I said, this is the magic of Google translation or any other online translator. Gives an idea, but is hardly ever great to read. But so much faster. :)

Fab is scheduled at 4PM, Moscow time. Hope he can disturb Davydenko, but I'm aware I'm asking a lot.

santoroholic
10-14-2006, 10:07 AM
Allez!

16681
10-14-2006, 04:48 PM
As I said, this is the magic of Google translation or any other online translator. Gives an idea, but is hardly ever great to read. But so much faster. :)

Fab is scheduled at 4PM, Moscow time. Hope he can disturb Davydenko, but I'm aware I'm asking a lot.
You were right it was too much to ask. Fab lost :sad: Choupi no "Google magic' could ever be better than you :worship: We would be lost without you :angel: And, of course, what would we do without Pinky :cool:

Choupi
10-14-2006, 05:34 PM
He lost which is not really a surprise considering the level of play Davydenko has produced this whole week. It's already a great performance, being almost 34, after winning a doubles event, to end up in the singles semi as well as in the doubles final on the following week. :worship: Good luck to the Magician for tomorrow - together with Nenad of course!!

silverwhite
10-14-2006, 07:16 PM
It's been a great performance still and no shame losing to Davydenko :yeah:

Good luck in the doubles final! :)

Fabrice Fan
10-14-2006, 11:00 PM
Fab has done wonderfully in this tournament! :D Best of luck to him and Nenad tomorrow in the doubles final. :D

16681
10-15-2006, 03:06 AM
Fab has done wonderfully in this tournament! :D Best of luck to him and Nenad tomorrow in the doubles final. :D
:yeah: Allez Fab and Nenad :D

Choupi
10-15-2006, 06:13 PM
On the road to another doubles title. Fab & Nenad have won the 1st set 6/1. ALLEZ!! :bounce:

Choupi
10-15-2006, 06:59 PM
Final score 6/1 7/5!! :banana: Another doubles title for the 2nd week in a row, with another partner. Fab, you're the best!! :yeah: Congrats to you & Nenad.

Vialator
10-15-2006, 07:01 PM
And the second set 7-5 :bigclap:

Fab served an ace on the first match point and was validated by a video chalenge.

Fabrice Fan
10-15-2006, 07:09 PM
Great job Fab and Nenad! :woohoo:

16681
10-16-2006, 12:24 AM
Great job Fab and Nenad! :woohoo:
:yeah: Fab would have to be a great Doubles partner for anyone :D

Fabrice Fan
10-16-2006, 01:24 AM
:yeah: Fab would have to be a great Doubles partner for anyone :D

How true Mae, how true. :)