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Stella Artois 2008

aliasthad
06-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Singles R1 Grosjean vs (Q)De Voest

Doubles R1 Clement/Grosjean vs Djokovic/Tipsarevic

Adee-gee posted these pics of Seb practicing (hope it's ok to post them here...):

K-Fan
06-08-2008, 04:24 PM
hot :hearts:

Marine
06-08-2008, 07:03 PM
Good to see him back with a racket, at least we know he's been used to grass for some weeks, he played so many times at football in Paris... lol

Good luck Seb :D

Thank you for the pics

novanora
06-09-2008, 03:15 AM
wow, really interesting 1st round for the doubles. France vs Serbia.

some pictures taken by my friend in London. Seb trained with Andy Roddick today.

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-06/9_8060045_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-06/9_8060046_1.jpg

novanora
06-09-2008, 03:16 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-06/9_8060053_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-06/9_8060062_1.jpg

novanora
06-09-2008, 03:17 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-06/9_8060079_1.jpg

aliasthad
06-09-2008, 10:39 AM
:worship: Thanks for the pics!!!!! :worship:

soulage
06-09-2008, 06:39 PM
He won 7-6 / 6-1 against De Voest :)

De Voest led 3-1 in first set and got 2 set balls in the tie-break but Seb came back and then it's was very easy for him in the second set.

aliasthad
06-09-2008, 07:21 PM
He won 7-6 / 6-1 against De Voest :)

De Voest led 3-1 in first set and got 2 set balls in the tie-break but Seb came back and then it's was very easy for him in the second set.

:woohoo:

So great to actually see him play!

Allez Seb!

Marine
06-09-2008, 07:36 PM
Great pics !! THANKS :)

Tulipe
06-09-2008, 07:59 PM
I think my neighbours are happy the match is finally over, because I was shouting here like crazy :D Great win :yeah: Btw., Seb played without the cap :drool:

novanora
06-10-2008, 03:56 AM
Here's the OOP for the doubles match on Tuesday. :woohoo: so excited to see him to play with Arnaud for the doubles again. I will push Angela try to take more photos for this match :lol: hope she didn't forget it.

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 12:30 PM
Kevin ANDERSON (RSA) vs John ISNER (USA)

followed by
Mario ANCIC (CRO) vs Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

followed by
Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) vs Marin CILIC (CRO)

followed by
Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (FRA) vs Mardy FISH (USA)

followed by
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)/Janko TIPSAREVIC (SRB) vs Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)/Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)

novanora
06-10-2008, 04:16 AM
And the OOP for the single match

CENTER
Matches Start At: 12:30 PM
Daniel EVANS (GBR) vs Xavier MALISSE (BEL)

followed by
Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA) vs Andy MURRAY (GBR)

followed by
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI) vs Richard BLOOMFIELD (GBR)

followed by
Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) vs Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)

followed by
Mariano HOOD (ARG)/Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)/Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)

Hangdog
06-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Thanks to everyone for posting pictures and news :wavey:
I think my neighbours are happy the match is finally over, because I was shouting here like crazy :D Great win :yeah: Btw., Seb played without the cap :drool:
With all this football noise I totally forgot there is still tennis coverage on TV :o
I wonder what it means when Seb decides to play without his famous cap :scratch:
Here's the OOP for the doubles match on Tuesday. :woohoo: so excited to see him to play with Arnaud for the doubles again. I will push Angela try to take more photos for this match :lol: hope she didn't forget it.
PLEASE, DO THAT! :worship::worship::worship: And thanks to Angela in advance :)
And the OOP for the single match

So Seb should play both on Monday and Tuesday? Weird Englishmen :devil:

Via
06-10-2008, 08:49 AM
I wonder what it means when Seb decides to play without his famous cap :scratch:



:eek: never saw that happen!

novanora
06-10-2008, 09:29 AM
PLEASE, DO THAT! :worship::worship::worship: And thanks to Angela in advance :)I just pushed her, but do not expect too much. I thought she might go for Djokovic's match, so there's a chance to let her take some photos of Seb and Arnaud. :lol:

LOL, I will post some Seb pictures that I took from AO this year later. And I took some videos as well :crazy: really good memory of watching he defeated Volandri and Haas with HIGH atmosphere, but evil to see he lost the match agaist Blake after leading set sets and he played very very well...:devil:



So Seb should play both on Monday and Tuesday? Weird Englishmen :devil: quite a few other players have to play both days, not only Seb :p three matches in two days....LOL

Truc
06-10-2008, 09:36 AM
He explains in L'Equipe he now plays with a different (lighter) racquet to get rid of his shoulder problems. It feels a bit weird, his shots and his serve are not as "heavy" as they used to be and he has to speed up the ball much more with the new racquet, but the most important thing for him is that his shoulder doesn't hurt anymore:

« Pour servir, j’ai parfois la sensation de frapper dans le
vide. Ça fait un peu bizarre, ma balle est moins lourde, j’ai
moins de points gratuits au service. Dans le jeu, il faut que
je donne plus d’accélération. Mais, tant que je n’ai pas
mal à l’épaule, c’est l’essentiel. »

Tulipe
06-10-2008, 10:43 AM
I saw it twice...last year in Paris against Tsonga, and he lost the match, and now against De Voest and he won. So I don't know, it doesn't seem like is has any mysterious meaning...or maybe it's a magic that doesn't always work :haha:

aliasthad
06-10-2008, 01:04 PM
:sad: :sad: Retired due to leg injury! Nooooo...

soulage
06-10-2008, 01:46 PM
After shoulder, the leg :sad: I hope it's not a big injury.

The thigh apparently :
La cuisse de Sébastien Grosjean ne va pas mieux, loin s'en faut. Le Marseillais a été contraint à l'abandon lors de son match contre Andy Murray du deuxième tour sur le gazon du Queen's, alors que l'Ecossais menait 2-0 dans la première manche.

novanora
06-10-2008, 03:12 PM
That's too bad!! Why his injury never stops?? I hope nothing serious. That means he will not play the doubles neither, right? :bigcry:

soulage
06-10-2008, 04:41 PM
http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/p3/20080610/16/765496893.jpg

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-10-2008, 04:51 PM
I was just wondering if he would do something great in Stella Artois! He was the finalists twice (as I remember... or more than that)?

Hope that he will get well soon :sad::sad:

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11 June

Oh I just saw the video about Grosjean withdrew from the game on TV... Surprised that Hong Kong TV stations would run news of him...

Truc
06-11-2008, 07:08 AM
In l’Equipe:
GROSJEAN DOUTEUX POUR WIMBLEDON.– Quand l’épaule tient, c’est la cuisse qui lâche… Après six semaines d’inactivité, Grosjean le maudit, victorieux lundi de De Voest, n’a pu rejouer hier que quinze minutes face à Murray avant d’abandonner à cause d’une petite lésion, comme à Monte-Carlo. « J’avais ressenti un petit point lundi, mais ce matin à l’échauffement j’avais mal. Le docteur m’a dit que j’en aurai pour dix jours. » Cela signifie qu’il pourrait s’aligner à Wimbledon. En attendant la confirmation, le Français retourne se soigner dans sa famille à Marseille.
I don’t get it because the title says he’s doubtful for Wimbledon and then it says the contrary.
He had already felt a little problem on Monday and his leg was hurting on Tuesday morning during the training. The doctor told him it will take 10 days to recover, which means he would be able to play in Wimbledon. He’ll go back to Marseille in the meantime.

Marine
06-11-2008, 07:42 AM
10 days in Marseille , it's perfect to prepare Wimbledon ! lol
I prefer to laugh, but it's pathetic. He doesn't have any hopes for this tournament. :sad:

VolandriFan
06-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Seb :sobbing:

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Downloaded two pictures of Grosjean in Stella Artois from Yahoo FR and Yahoo US. :)

Only "StellaArtois2008R2_03AP.jpg" taken by AP and the rest are by Reuters

novanora
06-11-2008, 03:35 PM
In l’Equipe:
GROSJEAN DOUTEUX POUR WIMBLEDON.– Quand l’épaule tient, c’est la cuisse qui lâche… Après six semaines d’inactivité, Grosjean le maudit, victorieux lundi de De Voest, n’a pu rejouer hier que quinze minutes face à Murray avant d’abandonner à cause d’une petite lésion, comme à Monte-Carlo. « J’avais ressenti un petit point lundi, mais ce matin à l’échauffement j’avais mal. Le docteur m’a dit que j’en aurai pour dix jours. » Cela signifie qu’il pourrait s’aligner à Wimbledon. En attendant la confirmation, le Français retourne se soigner dans sa famille à Marseille.
I don’t get it because the title says he’s doubtful for Wimbledon and then it says the contrary.
He had already felt a little problem on Monday and his leg was hurting on Tuesday morning during the training. The doctor told him it will take 10 days to recover, which means he would be able to play in Wimbledon. He’ll go back to Marseille in the meantime.

Thanks.....“une petite lésion”....what kind of injury exacty it is? a pull due to tiredness of the muscle? it seems not that too serious as i thought, but since the grass season is so short, even 10 days' rest means no preparation for Wimbledon now!

novanora
06-11-2008, 03:39 PM
I was just wondering if he would do something great in Stella Artois! He was the finalists twice (as I remember... or more than that)?

Hope that he will get well soon :sad::sad:

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11 June

Oh I just saw the video about Grosjean withdrew from the game on TV... Surprised that Hong Kong TV stations would run news of him...!! same here! it's said about only 15 mins after the match started, Grosjean withdrew. And it showed they massaged his thigh for a while before he left...

Hi Kelly! :wavey: quite long time haven't talked with u..how r u lately?

novanora
06-11-2008, 03:53 PM
Another one from DPPI.

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2008/DIVERS_2008/ARTOIS_CHAMPIONSHIPS_2008/GROSJEAN_20080610_1_JPG/guest_600.jpg

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-11-2008, 05:20 PM
!! same here! it's said about only 15 mins after the match started, Grosjean withdrew. And it showed they massaged his thigh for a while before he left...

Hi Kelly! :wavey: quite long time haven't talked with u..how r u lately?

:sad:I should say sorry to Grosjean coz I "left" him behind for two years and I was very into Horse Racing since I like the Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon so much.

But after a night in Marseille last summer, I thought of him a lot and recently my frd talked about tennis with me (she likes Federer), plus I am studying more and more French, so I think of being more active again, esp when he's 30 (already)- closer to his retirement.

I am so afraid to see him retire, but no matter what, I can't miss it, altho I don't want to face it - which I know he will have to do it (it's just a matter of soon or later)...

I studied French because of Grosjean (not 100% but at least 75%). It is interesting that I used to rely on some translation software to read the French articles you guys posted but now I can understand most of them by myself.

(sorry it's like a confession :p Time flies, I have finished my bachelor degree and now working as a journalist!)

Alison
06-11-2008, 07:36 PM
Didn't see Sebs match ; was at work ; but the photos are much appreciated ;)

novanora
06-11-2008, 07:37 PM
:lol: Kelly - You don't need to confess to me, coz I also haven't been on MTF for almost 2 years (well, came very rarely only for posting some photos I took from the tournaments i went, and that's it). I went to Australian Open this year, and finally watched his three "memorable" matches :lol: He played so well...even the match lost to Blake when having two sets leading :speakles: I never realized he is so popular in Australia that every of his match is full of the crowds!! I even can not find a place to sit down!! And it's good to see he is very nice to all the fans, gave the autographs to almost every one after winning. And....yes...that's really fantastic experience :lol:

And do you still remember Bix(XUZIZHEN)? She has been in Paris for almost half year. She went to Open 13 this year..well, just for one day, and Seb lost.....She planned to watch RG, but Seb didn't play...at least she wanted to watch his doubles match playing with Guga, but didn't have luck to get the ticket finally. Let's see if she has better luck on TMS Paris at the end of the year, and she would like to ask him about the retirement thing if there's any chance.

BTW, i've been learning French for almost 2 years (not the same purpose as you though, haha)....now we can share the study experience. :p

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-12-2008, 04:21 AM
Oh... I haven't seen him play in any tournament, therefore I long for some luck to do it! I saw that the tickets for the China Open is on sale now, but how can I know if Seb is there and if I am able to take a holiday during that period!?

Yea I remember Zizhen. I really envy her :p I wish I could stay in Paris for such a long time as well!

It will be great if she can ask about the retirement and write a lil report here ;) I think everyone is quite nervous about it.

I wish I can see Seb in flesh and get an autograph of him, as well as speaking French with him, even a "Bonjour".

novanora
06-12-2008, 08:04 AM
There are some early commitments have been announced. The full list guess will only be out after Wimbly or even later. I will let you know once any good news, but don't be optimistic, because he never put it in his schedule before.

:lol: Zizhen met a lot of trouble in Paris actually...... ;) yep, I will tell her to post a report if she has the chance to do so. Wish her good luck!

You should have let me know earlier before I went to Mel! LOL, i've asked 4 autographs from him....(well, 3 of them to bring to the other seb fans), then I could ask one more for u (Seb must doubt I am too fanatic to his autographs :lol: )... I hope to watch his live match again coz I really enjoyed them (well...tortured for some moments)! Let's see sometime we can go together, or even with ZiZhen, she will come back to Shanghai end of this October....that must be a lot of fun!! :woohoo:

novanora
06-12-2008, 08:13 AM
Hey Kelly, check this.....:lol: just feel his autograph is like an artistic work or sth......

I will also put some pics I took in Mel in the picture thread.

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-01/18_7059400_1.jpg

Marine
06-12-2008, 07:57 PM
Welcome back Kelly ;)
This forum is desert, we need people like you to make it survive...lol