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Seb's Come Back

soulage
05-13-2009, 11:19 AM
The protect ranking of Seb is #175 and he's #4 alternate on Nottingham challenger which is during the second week of RG.

His protect ranking won't give him direct entry in many tournaments but good to see him on list.

tufani
05-13-2009, 03:43 PM
Great news! Maybe they'll give him a wild card into the MD?

Btw, Seb was given a WC at Queens! :D
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=28267

Bobble
05-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the Updates!

Marine
05-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Really, I dunno what to hope... but, of course, I still root for him at 100% ! :kiss:
I respect his choices.

Allez, seb, vas-y, fonce, oublie que t'as peu de chances, on sait jamais, sur un malentendu, ça peut marcher ! :lol: (dixit ... à vs de trouver)

DartMarcus
05-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Allez Seb :D

Truc
05-20-2009, 09:24 AM
There are some news in L'Equipe today, the journalist says he can’t expect to be really competitive until August, but he's very impatient to play. He’ll play in doubles in Roland. There were not so many partners available, so he'll play with Nicolas Lapentti. He had gained 3 kg during the break, but he's already lost them. He still needs to improve the speed of his first serve, but Seb says it isn't that bad, he’s already serving at 160 km/h without any pain.

soulage
05-20-2009, 09:55 AM
I just read it. To test his serve it will be nice.

KellyluvsGrosjean
05-20-2009, 10:36 AM
nice to heard Seb's coming back ^^

Truc
05-20-2009, 10:41 AM
They could update his beautiful website, maybe... Latest update is from 2008 at the time of the surgery.

Bobble
05-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the update! Allez Seb

Marine
05-20-2009, 08:55 PM
Just happy to see he'll be in roland garros, even if he doesn't play (single). At least he'll be there.

Truc
05-22-2009, 08:25 AM
Roddick mentioned he was at Seb's charity event, so I guess it was yesterday evening, any news/pics about it?

higherlaw
05-22-2009, 12:44 PM
Roddick mentioned he was at Seb's charity event, so I guess it was yesterday evening, any news/pics about it?

not yet, but there is this pic.

valou
05-25-2009, 01:38 PM
oh my god he is very cute.Where have you found this picture?

higherlaw
05-26-2009, 03:34 PM
oh my god he is very cute.Where have you found this picture?

It was on the RG website:http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/galleries/2009-05-19/20090519.html

valou
05-26-2009, 03:51 PM
thank you

GrosjeanFan1994
05-27-2009, 01:51 PM
:yippee: So glad Seb's return is starting to emerge. Best of luck to him :hug:

aliasthad
05-28-2009, 01:56 PM
Thanks for all the updates (and pics) everyone!

:worship::yeah:

GrosjeanFan1994
05-29-2009, 01:24 PM
Did anybody manage to see him watching Monfils yesterday?
I heard he was on an Addidas stand the day before too. Sponsored by Lacoste? Promoting Addidas? It confused me too :)

Marine
05-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Today Seb turns 31's ! Bon anniv !!!!!!!!!!!! :aparty::music::hug:

soulage
05-31-2009, 02:35 PM
I saw him in the stands watching Soderling/Nadal and for his first round of Nottingham he plays Daniel Cox a WC.

GrosjeanFan1994
05-31-2009, 03:07 PM
Yeah, I saw him watching too. One positive thing I can see from this injury break - it seems to have done wonder for his looks :drool: :p
Happy Birthday for Friday Seb, best of luck at Nottingham :aparty:

Have managed to find a picture of him watching Monfils the other day, and another recent picture which kind of tells its own story :hearts:

Hangdog
05-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Thanks to everyone for all the news and pictures :) And happy (belated) birthday to Seb! Just a pity there is no traditional birthday video this year. Though there is a short video interview on the French version of RG website. Seb says nothing new, just that he's been missing the game, he is motivated and happy to come back. And it's anyway really nice just to see him :)
I saw him in the stands watching Soderling/Nadal
To be more exact, he was sitting on the stairs for some reason :lol: I was lucky to turn on the stream exactly at that moment, so here is a screenshot:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=201732&stc=1&d=1243798068
and for his first round of Nottingham he plays Daniel Cox a WC.
Great draw for his come back :) Allez Seb! :bounce:

Have managed to find a picture of him watching Monfils the other day, and another recent picture which kind of tells its own story :hearts:
Thanks for the pictures! But looking at Seb's surrounding I'd rather say the photo was taken at Clement's match :lol:

Another picture from Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/passionleica/) taken on May 22:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3555750089_01976d359c.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3555750089_01976d359c_b.jpg)

soulage
05-31-2009, 08:33 PM
A pic which has surely been taken at the charity dinner

http://photos.dppi.net/palms/zimagettes/Omnisport/TENNIS/TENNIS_2009/GRAND_CHELEM_2009/ROLAND_GARROS_2009/PLAYERS/20809025_TM_GROSJEAN_1_JPG/600.jpg

GrosjeanFan1994
06-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Yes, I wondered why he was on the stairs too :lol:
Thanks everyone for all the photos and news, is there a link to the interview on the RG website? I can't seem to find it :confused:

Hangdog
06-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Sorry, I forgot to post it the last time! Here is the direct link: http://rolandgarros.edgesuite.net/INS_20090531_FR_NO1_640x360_800kbps.mp4, otherwise you should follow this link (http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/multimedia/index.html), select "Coulisses" and then May 31. It's called "Le journal de Roland-Garros - 8eme jour (itw de S. Grosjean)" and the interview itself is somewhere in the middle of the video.

Seb is not on the OOP for tomorrow, so I assume he'll play on Wednesday.

Marine
06-02-2009, 11:20 PM
Yes, he was at arnaud's match :angel:

http://nsa07.casimages.com/img/2009/06/02/090602103510415385.jpg


I like this pic: seb and forget watching arnaud... my favorite DC team !!!! lol

DartMarcus
06-03-2009, 04:02 PM
Seb def. Cox 6-1 6-3 :eek: :worship:
Go Seba! :D

aliasthad
06-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Seb def. Cox 6-1 6-3 :eek: :worship:
Go Seba! :D

WooHoo!! :woohoo:

Thanks for that - I couldn't find the scores anywhere. :worship:

Hangdog
06-03-2009, 06:52 PM
Seb :bounce: He looked good according to this article: http://sportsecho.co.uk/other_sports/tennis/news_and_reports/displayarticle.php?ID=7295.
Next up is Bozoljac who isn't grass specialist, but still might be a good challenge for Seb to test his form. Their match is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

soulage
06-03-2009, 09:21 PM
Good job :) It's nice to come back with a win.

soulage
06-04-2009, 03:41 PM
According challenger forum Seb gives a WO in second round :sad: No more news for the moment but i hope it's not too much bad.

Bobble
06-04-2009, 04:02 PM
boo, hope he isn't in pain

Hangdog
06-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Official reason: shoulder :sad:

Anyway there are two photos from yesterday:

http://www.lta.org.uk/PhotoGallery/AEGON%20Trophy/e.%20Wednesday%203rd%20June/l.%20Grosjean%20defeats%20Cox%20in%20straight%20se ts.jpg http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Images%20-%20News%20(square%20corners)/Generic/Blogs/ACE/2009-06-NottsGrosjean-AW.JPG

Bobble
06-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Thanks for the pics. Ah yes, Seb without a hat! And he is using tournagrip...interesting. Get well soon (now)

aliasthad
06-04-2009, 08:38 PM
It had this to say on the LTA site:

In the men’s draw, Sebastien Grosjean was forced
to withdraw in the second round with a recurrence of
the shoulder injury that he had surgery on last December,
handing Ilia Bozoljac a walk over.

“When I practiced this morning I had some pain in my
shoulder which meant I couldn't play against Ilia,” said Grosjean.
“I am very disappointed to have to pull out of the AEGON Trophy
but hope to be able to play on the grass in the coming weeks."

Here is the link:

http://www.lta.org.uk/news/All-news-items/2009-06-01/Bally-marches-on-at-AEGON-Trophy/

I hope he's ok. :sad: :hug:

Marine
06-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks a lot for the article !

aliasthad
06-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Thanks a lot for the article !

You're welcome! :cool:

I also found this article on Seb's first round match with Dan Cox, and there is a video interview with Cox in the top right of the screen that has clips of the match. It's here:

http://sportsecho.co.uk/other_sports/tennis/news_and_reports/displayarticle.php?ID=7299

:wavey:

GrosjeanFan1994
06-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Thank for all the new and picture everybody. Hope it's nothing too serious.
I've just spotted Seb watching Del Porto/Federer :)

aliasthad
06-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Thank for all the new and picture everybody. Hope it's nothing too serious.
I've just spotted Seb watching Del Porto/Federer :)

Wow! He's back in Paris? I've been watching some of the match and haven't seen him! I'll keep a look out...

:eek:

soulage
06-05-2009, 08:02 PM
He was surely in RG to see Dr Montalvand to take his decision for the Queeen.

Marine
06-05-2009, 08:06 PM
That's what I think too.
I don't know his feelings, but, if I was him, I would be very depressed !
I must admit I don't understand what is his motivation.

higherlaw
06-05-2009, 10:10 PM
Thank for all the new and picture everybody. Hope it's nothing too serious.
I've just spotted Seb watching Del Porto/Federer :)

John McEnroe said that Seb is doing commentary.

aliasthad
06-06-2009, 12:08 AM
Over on the 'Vive Seb' message board they seem to be saying that he withdrew from Nottingham as it was very cold, which is a risk to his shoulder, and he was being cautious so that he will be able to concentrate on Queens. I don't know where the information came from, but I do hope it's that rather than something more serious.

From all the reports, he seemed to have played exceptionally well in Nottingham.

:wavey:

Bobble
06-06-2009, 01:14 PM
I don't know where the information came from, but I do hope it's that rather than something more serious.


:yeah: hope so too

tufani
06-07-2009, 01:10 AM
Queens Club Draw:

[1] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs GINEPRI, Robby USA
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs [WC] GOODALL, Joshua GBR
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE vs [16] GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
[10] LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs KENDRICK, Robert USA
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB vs MINAR, Ivo CZE
LLODRA, Michael FRA vs KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS
BYE vs [8] FISH, Mardy USA

[4] MONFILS, Gael FRA vs BYE
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ vs REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
DARCIS, Steve BEL vs CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI
MARTIN, Alberto ESP vs [13] GULBIS, Ernests LAT
[11] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs PAVEL, Andrei ROU
[WC] GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
QUALIFIER vs ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP
BYE vs [7] SAFIN, Marat RUS

GrosjeanFan1994
06-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Best of luck Seb, atleast he doesn't have a seed I guess?
Hope the injury doesn't play up :)

aliasthad
06-08-2009, 10:26 PM
Seb's match is first on centre court tomorrow. This is the preview of the match from the Aegon Championships official site:

Tuesday Preview
Sebastien Grosjean v Juan Carlos Ferrero
Played-Ferrero leads 2-1

The last time these two players met, Juan Carlos Ferrero had just captured his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros and Sebastien Grosjean had reached the first of his two finals at The Queen's Club. Not since Wimbledon in 2003 have these two faced each other, when Grosjean used his grass court prowess to stun the French Open champion at the All England Club. Times have changed for both players with Ferrero coming into the AEGON Championships at No. 90 in the world, while Grosjean is playing in his first ATP tournament since October having been sidelined with a shoulder injury.

The Frenchman made his return to action in Nottingham last week but has not won a match at this level since Wimbledon last year, but he is still one of the quickest movers in the world. Ferrero, who is one victory short of his 400th career win, has had the better of Grosjean on clay, and even though grass has not been his favourite surface, fitness could prove pivotal in today's encounter.

Verdict - Ferrero to book his place in the second round.

Good luck Seb! :worship:

Tulipe
06-09-2009, 11:12 AM
Good luck to Seb! :hug:

soulage
06-09-2009, 12:38 PM
He lost the first set :sad: & is a break down in the second :o

soulage
06-09-2009, 12:46 PM
He retired against Ferrero. He's not able to play a tennis match :sad: I don't know what to think :confused: He will play he wimbledon qualies or wait and try another come back later ?

aliasthad
06-09-2009, 01:05 PM
Poor Seb!! :sad:

His serve just wasn't there and he looked like his shoulder was pretty uncomfortable. There are only a couple of wildcards left for Wimbledon, but I doubt he'd even request one, so it's pretty unlikely he will play there.

I think it's just a little too soon for him at the moment as the conditions are cold and his serve is not back yet.

We'll just have to wait and see if he can feel better as the season progresses.

:hug:

GrosjeanFan1994
06-09-2009, 02:19 PM
:( I doubt whether he will be at Wimbledon, don't think he'll request a wildcard unless he's 100% - and judging by today's performance he is still a long way off of that.
I don't really know what to expect, his service is clearly not up to scratch with the shoulder, and although today his movement didn't seem to be suffering too much today he was clearly in pain. The commentators today were talking almost as if they expect to not see Seb again and he was looking pretty frustrated and fed up with it all.
Hopefully he will prove them wrong :)

And the plus side, Seb appears to be playing with his cap back today - although not the traditional turned-up peak.
To me, it looks like Seb has been suffering ever since he ditched the cap? :lol:

GrosjeanFan1994
06-09-2009, 02:33 PM
Here are some picture from today, not very visible in most photos, but his arm and shoulder were heavily strapped xD

Hangdog
06-09-2009, 04:06 PM
I think it's just a little too soon for him at the moment as the conditions are cold and his serve is not back yet.

We'll just have to wait and see if he can feel better as the season progresses.

:hug:
Totally agree.

It's nice to watch him (and his cap :)) again, and he apparently was missing the tour too. It must have been hard for him to be at the tournaments, meet other players, but not be able to play himself. But he obviously is not able to play a match at the highest level at the moment :sad:

Good luck Seb :hug:

P.S. Thanks for the latest news and photos :wavey:

aliasthad
06-09-2009, 04:10 PM
I don't really know what to expect, his service is clearly not up to scratch with the shoulder, and although today his movement didn't seem to be suffering too much today he was clearly in pain. The commentators today were talking almost as if they expect to not see Seb again and he was looking pretty frustrated and fed up with it all.
Hopefully he will prove them wrong :)

Yeah, he looked over at his coach at one point and shook his head and he just wasn't happy. But I think he did have to try and find out where his fitness level stands when it comes to playing main draw matches. As you said, fingers crossed he will come back when he's more able.

And the plus side, Seb appears to be playing with his cap back today - although not the traditional turned-up peak.
To me, it looks like Seb has been suffering ever since he ditched the cap? :lol:

It's nice to watch him (and his cap :)) again

Yeah, gotta love the cap! :devil:

It must have been hard for him to be at the tournaments, meet other players, but not be able to play himself. But he obviously is not able to play a match at the highest level at the moment :sad:

I agree, it must have been tough, and he's obviously trying his best.

KellyluvsGrosjean
06-10-2009, 09:04 AM
:sad: a bit uneasy...
Just now TV showed Roddick has won a match and proceeded...

Btw, Sebbie was supposed to play against Ferrero? It just reminded me the time when I began to watch tennis. Ferrero, Seb, Roddick... they were top players, but seems they suddenly got off from the chart... seems they were stuggling to go back...

Anyway, all the best for Seb in the coming season :angel: I hope he could play in Wimbledon as before... remember the days when I sat in front of the TV to watch the semi-finals and was really really nervous...

Plus, thanks GrosjeanFan for the photos!

soulage
06-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I read the long article in l'equipe this morning and it doesn't sound very positiv. He served around 185 km/h during the first three games but in the middle of the set on one serve he felt a big pain the same that in the last USO. He could no more hit the ball without pain even from the baseline.

He was anxious cos one hour after the match he was still painful. He was still expecting a Wc for Wim but now he no more think to Wim. He must do some medical exams and meet the doctor but he's sure he doesn't want again infiltrations.

Marine
06-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Démoralisant. C'est clair

*Depressing* :sad:

aliasthad
06-10-2009, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the update. This is very sad... :sad:

soulage
06-12-2009, 10:59 AM
The news in l'equipe today are more positiv. The tendons are ok, it's a lesion which created a pocket of blood. The doctor says him to serve only 70% and to improve progressively. Seb is happy cos he will be able to train again and if he's able to play 2/3 matches of train he will be back in Newport.

No wimbledon for him of course but he feels better and still wants to come back.

aliasthad
06-12-2009, 11:36 AM
The news in l'equipe today are more positiv. The tendons are ok, it's a lesion which created a pocket of blood. The doctor says him to serve only 70% and to improve progressively. Seb is happy cos he will be able to train again and if he's able to play 2/3 matches of train he will be back in Newport.

No wimbledon for him of course but he feels better and still wants to come back.

WooHoo!!! :woohoo:

Thanks for the news - this is very positive! :wavey:

Good luck to Seb. :hug:

Bobble
06-12-2009, 01:44 PM
and still wants to come back.

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

GrosjeanFan1994
06-12-2009, 02:49 PM
Thanks for all the updates.
Glad to see he is still positive :bounce:

Truc
07-04-2009, 10:01 AM
He got a WC for Newport:
http://www.tennisfame.com/tennisfame.aspx?pgID=889&newsID=174&exCompID=56

tufani
07-04-2009, 10:18 PM
The draw:

[7] KIM, Kevin USA vs [WC] GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
SPADEA, Vincent USA vs BRANDS, Daniel GER
[WC] AMRITRAJ, Prakash IND vs UDOMCHOKE, Danai THA
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP vs [3] QUERREY, Sam USA

[5] CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA
DELIC, Amer USA vs MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
DANIEL, Marcos BRA vs [WC] DENT, Taylor USA
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [2] SANTORO, Fabrice FRA

Bayo
07-05-2009, 06:36 PM
Grosjean is my old time fave.

I wish him much success in Newport!

aliasthad
07-08-2009, 11:11 PM
Thanks for all the info. :wavey:

Seems the main courts were all rained off today, so Seb has yet to complete his match against Kevin Kim. There was a little article about the French playing in Newport with a couple of quotes from Seb:

The strength of the field at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships is ironically dependent of the misfortune of the game's elite talents, and the shoulder injury that saw Sebastien Grosjean's world ranking plummet from a career-high No. 4 down to 514 has the 31-year-old Frenchman looking to get back in the swing of the American summer tour with as many matches as possible.

Thus, his first-ever visit to the Newport (R.I.) Casino.

"It looks nice, it's very British," said Grosjean, who has lived in Boca Raton, Fla., in 1999. Thanks to his injury, he didn't take his family back to France for June and July, so a wild-card entry at Newport made sense. "It was really tough in '08 because I played with pain in the shoulder. The end of the year, I sat with the doctor, and he said, 'If you want to play, you need the surgery.'"


The full article is here:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090706/SPORTS/907060341/-1/rss04

Bayo
07-09-2009, 03:05 PM
Good luck, Seb!

aliasthad
07-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Scoreboard said he just defaulted against Kim! :sad:

soulage
07-09-2009, 09:02 PM
:sad: He spend two days to finish that match cos of rain and strange orgazisation to finally retire after losing second set. I know he wants to come back but he's not able to play one match 6 month after the surgery. See him retire every tournaments is not possible.

GrosjeanFan1994
07-10-2009, 11:50 AM
:sad: If he can't complete two sets over 2 days, what hope do we have?
I really hope this isn't the end, but it is certainly seeming that way ...

VolandriFan
07-10-2009, 12:34 PM
It's a similar situation with Sharapova. If Seb really wants to come back, he can do it. It will just take a lot of determination and time, of which he's quickly running out of unfortunately.

I believe in him though.

Bayo
07-10-2009, 01:38 PM
The right shoulder again. :(

It was nice to see his name in a draw again at least. Fingers crossed for a better next time.

Truc
07-11-2009, 07:34 AM
Poor him, it doesn't sound good at all...
In L'Equipe today:
http://img2.pict.com/a8/e7/2b/1130939/0/dessoucispourgrojsean.jpg
It hurts as much as last year during the US Open. Exactly the same place. He sounds really downcast and worried since it seems the surgery and then all the rehab procedure he followed so scrupulously haven't helped. "I can't raise the arm anymore, it's not normal. It sucks." He will undergo some tests again in Paris on Monday.

aliasthad
07-11-2009, 12:37 PM
Oh no - poor Seb!! :sad: :hug:

GrosjeanFan1994
07-11-2009, 05:14 PM
:sad: It's getting nearer to a year on now, and still no progress :hug:

Forehander
07-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Come On Grosjean You Can Do It Man!!!!! I Need To See Those Ridiculous Forehands Atleast One More Time!

Truc
07-15-2009, 06:48 AM
Some news in L'Equipe after he saw Dr. Montalvan (who else?) on Monday:
« Cela fait trois nuits que je ne dors pas tellement j'ai mal. J'ai une lésion du sous-scapulaire qui nécessite cinq semaines d'arrêt. J'espère pouvoir reprendre à l'Open de Moselle, mi-septembre, si la blessure est bien cicatrisée. Point positif: le tendon n'est pas touché, mais dès que je veux lâcher un service, la douleur revient. »
He says it's been 3 nights he can't sleep because it hurts so much. He needs to stop 5 weeks and hopes to be back in Metz (mid-September) if everything went well. The good thing is that the tendon isn't injured. But as soon as he tries to hit a serve a little harder, the pain comes back.

(I don't know how to say "lésion du sous-scapulaire", sorry.)

duong
07-15-2009, 06:55 AM
(I don't know how to say "lésion du sous-scapulaire", sorry.)

maybe "under-scapular lesion" :lol:

Thanks Truc :D

Marine
07-15-2009, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the info.

I really don't understand why he still want to try his come back. He's always injured. It's like his body would let him a (clear) message: STOP !
What does it motive him ? Does he still believe it ? Does he still has any chance to play again without any pain ? So many questions... :awww:

Truc
07-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Same here. It always sounds SO painful too when he talks about it, it's hard to understand why he wants to go through all this at the age of 31, TBH.

aliasthad
07-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Thanks for all the info. :wavey:

I hope his shoulder heals primarily so that he can live a normal, healthy, pain-free life. Continuing on the Tour is apparently making it worse. It's one thing to use your shoulder for a normal range of motion, and quite another to blast forehands at the speeds required to compete in professional tennis.

Just watching him hit serves and forehands at Queens made me wince, given what is known about his shoulder, and I would not like to see him continue in the way he has been for the last year. It must have been quite a miserable experience.

If he could return to being 100% fit, and compete without further injuring his shoulder, it would be the best case scenario - but that is looking very unlikely. It must be very hard to be forced to give up something for which you have a natural talent and has been your whole life, especially if you have the desire to keep going, so I understand all of Seb's efforts. I'm just so sad that it hasn't worked out so far. :sad: :hug:

Burrow
08-01-2009, 02:58 AM
:sad: I've been missing Grosjean, it has been years since I seen him play close to his best tennis.

Truc
08-10-2009, 03:11 PM
There are some news in Tennis Magazine, he is confident he will come back:
http://img2.pict.com/dc/ab/cc/1440454/0/300/sebcommentcava.jpg (http://img2.pict.com/dc/ab/cc/1440454/0/sebcommentcava.jpg)
I can't translate it right now, sorry, but he clearly says it's not the same problem as last year and he definitely wants to play 2 more years.

aliasthad
08-10-2009, 03:19 PM
There are some news in Tennis Magazine, he is confident he will come back:

I can't translate it right now, sorry, but he clearly says it's not the same problem as last year and he definitely wants to play 2 more years.

Thanks for the info! :worship:

Truc
08-10-2009, 06:44 PM
The medical stuff is too complicated for me, as usual, but he explains it's a muscular problem now, unlike last time. Muscles fibres started blooding and it caused a bruise, that's why it was so painful, but it's not a problem with the sinew like last year. The muscular problems are a consequence of last year's injury, though, his muscles aren't used anymore to a motion such as a serve at pro level.
He was very demoralized after Newport, he thought the old injury was back.
He'll undergo medical tests in Paris around the 20th of August and as soon as the muscles fibres will have healed, he will resume the rehab and start playing again - but no serve first.
The tests were reassuring because the sinews are completely fine. But it's annoying it still hurts, of course. At least it doesn't hurt anymore in everyday life.
He won't come back before Metz. But he's in good spirits again. He knows what he needs to do in order to come back. If the shoulder still hurts when he starts playing again, he will think about it. But right now, things are very clear in his mind and he definitely plans on playing 2 more years.

Hangdog
08-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the article! :worship:

I absolutely didn't understand why Seb needed to play Newport despite the fact he apparently hadn't recovered yet. And his reaction didn't sound good either. Now the news is more positive, it does look like a completely different injury, and if I got it right even the touched muscle is different (subscapularis comparing to infraspinatus and supraspinatus last time).

Well, we can't keep high hopes for this season, I believe that playing a good match without retirement will already be a great achievement. But if he speaks of two more years I believe that he just must arm himself with patience and do not speed up the things.
And it's really impressing that he keeps fighting and don't want to give up while there is some hope left. Allez Seb, bon courage!

GrosjeanFan1994
08-11-2009, 03:10 PM
:bounce: Thanks for the article.

Great news, hope the rehab and stuff goes well for him :hug:

soulage
08-20-2009, 01:08 PM
News by Fritz http://www.laprovence.com/articles/2009/08/20/891201-Sport-Region-Marcos-Baghdatis-tete-d-affiche-du-premier-trophee-des-Alpilles.php "Fin juillet, les derniers examens l'ont poussé à retarder la reprise de l'entraînement à début septembre. Ce sera trop juste."

The last medical exams at the end of july pushed him to restart the train only at the beginning of september.

Ilovetheblues_86
08-23-2009, 02:29 AM
Grosjean :sad: miss those old fights with Guga.

soulage
09-06-2009, 07:40 PM
Seb comments the USO for Canal Plus Sport but i don't have the channel he answered to some questions about french players and his shoulder for a french free newspaper. He's enjoyed by Gael and concerning himself he restarts the train in RG since one week but he does't serve yet he had to wait the reaction in the next days.http://www.metrofrance.com/infos/monfils-je-le-trouve-vraiment-fort/piif!YotTEAzDtkYTg2LCW@iHvw/


"Monfils, je le trouve vraiment fort"
Sébastien Grosjean a enfilé le costume de consultant pour l'US Open. APrès une semaine de tournoi, il nous livre ses impressions...

Ancien n°4 mondial, Sébastien Grosjean a enfilé le costume de consultant pour Canal + Sport à l'occasion de l'US Open. Après une semaine de tournoi, il nous livre ses impressions.
Votre épaule droite a gâché vos deux dernières saisons. Où en êtes-vous ?
J'ai repris l'entraînement à Roland-Garros en début de semaine dernière après deux mois sans toucher une raquette. Mais je ne me suis pas encore remis à servir. On va voir comment elle réagit d'ici quelques jours.
Comment jugez vous le parcours des Français à l'US Open ?
Joe (Tsonga) assume son statut. Il adore les gros matches. Les tournois du Grand Chelem le subliment. Maintenant, il a un match piège à jouer face à un copain, un Français, Julien Benneteau, qui réussit son meilleur US Open. Gaël (Monfils) s'est montré très solide jusqu'ici. Je le trouve vraiment fort physiquement. Quant à Gilles (Simon). Ce n'est pas évident pas pour lui. Il est à la recherche de sa confiance de l'an dernier.
Et les favoris ?
Federer, Djokovic et Murray ont été accrochés mais sont encore là à l'inverse de Roddick. Martin Del Potro n'a pas encore lâché un set. Il a encore progressé cet été lors de la tournée américaine. Nadal m'impressionne. Après deux mois sans jouer, il fait un quart de finale puis une demi. Il monte en puissance à chaque match.

aliasthad
09-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the update! :yeah:

soulage
09-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Seb should take part to the Open de la baie de Somme this week-end if we belong this http://issuu.com/natrib/docs/baie2009?mode=embed&viewMode=presentation&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Fl ayout.xml&backgroundColor=348398&showFlipBtn=true

This tournament belongs to the french tour le circuit des grand tournois internationaux or something like that lol.

Marine
09-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Ok, thanks.
Well...why not... I don't know what to think.
The last week I listened to him at tv while he was commenting a match in NYC, on eurosport (or sport+).

Hangdog
09-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Thanks for the updates! :yeah:

I do like this idea of playing a smaller tournament to test his form.
The draw is out (http://issuu.com/natrib/docs/tableau_final_messieurs_rempli_2009?mode=embed&viewMode=presentation&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Fl ayout.xml&backgroundColor=348398&showFlipBtn=true), and in his first match Seb will face either Antony Dupuis or his opponent (whoever wins tomorrow morning). Dupuis is good at these CNGT tournaments, if it's him, it won't be an easy match for Seb.

Also, Seb was asked about the DC by a French sports newspaper (article (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5835/le10sp000.jpg)). But there is nothing special, he just says that if a team has some troubles this year, if doesn't mean they can't win the whole competition next year. And that it is not exactly at all that there should be a leader. When he was a team member himself, all of them were just mates, and it didn't prevent them from winning back in 2001.

soulage
09-18-2009, 10:45 PM
He won :)

Dans le tableau masculin, Sébastien Grosjean a obtenu sa qualification en battant Charles Roche 6-2/6-1 http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Julie-Coin-qualifiee

Hangdog
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Didn't notice that note, thanks! :yippee:
Next is probably Santoro :cool:

Marine
09-19-2009, 06:55 AM
He won :)

Dans le tableau masculin, Sébastien Grosjean a obtenu sa qualification en battant Charles Roche 6-2/6-1 http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Julie-Coin-qualifiee

We don't know Charles Roche (maybe he's 4/6 :devil: lol) but a win is a win !

Hangdog
09-19-2009, 07:37 PM
As far as he didn't need to retire, I'm very happy (and Roche is -30 :angel:).

Metz 1st round: (WC)Sebastien Grosjean vs Jarkko Nieminen

The result of his match again Santoro is not yet available, but there are two videos from the tournament where we can see Seb: here (mms://a988.v101995.c10199.e.vm.akamaistream.net/7/988/10199/3f97c7e6/ftvigrp.download.akamai.com/10199/sgv/diff/videotheque/regions/nord/actuvrac/sports/E322D_jtenjeufinancieropen_npnlsij.wmv) and there (mms://a988.v101995.c10199.e.vm.akamaistream.net/7/988/10199/3f97c7e6/ftvigrp.download.akamai.com/10199/sgv/diff/videotheque/regions/nord/actuvrac/sports/CF2D7_jttennisopenderue_npwzbxk.wmv) (no more strapping on his shoulder!).

EDIT: Santoro bat Grosjean 6-3 / 6-2 (http://www.courrier-picard.fr/courrier/Picardie-Express/Gasquet-Santoro-et-Coin-Bovina-en-finales).

Tulipe
09-20-2009, 08:40 AM
At least some good news as French tennis seems to be cursed this season... :sad:

soulage
09-21-2009, 09:07 AM
I'll try to do a summary later http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr/article/1998675,75/Sebastien-Grosjean-Tellement-envie-de-jouer.html

On ose parler de votre santé ?
« Je vais mieux. D’accord, je ne peux pas encore servir systématiquement à plus de 200 km/h mais les sensations sont bonnes. Je suis surtout très heureux de retrouver le chemin des courts, de jouer des matches, de recommencer sérieusement les entraînements et de finir cette saison normalement en me projetant sur 2010 que j’espère aborder dans d’autres dispositions après un travail hivernal musclé. »
• Grosjean qui prend sa retraite, ce n’est donc pas d’actualité !
« Ah, non ! Je me donne encore deux ans. J’ai trop encore envie de jouer au tennis, j’ai trop envie de faire des efforts en ce sens et ces efforts, je les fais : rééducation, entraînement, récupération. Tout est réalisé pour que mon épaule tienne. Si je n’avais pas eu cette motivation, j’aurais arrêté depuis plusieurs mois. »
• Mais vous avez rechuté lors de la saison sur herbe, non ?
« Oui, en juillet, on a cru au début qu’il s’agissait des tendons opérés. En fait, cela n’avait rien à voir. Les médecins ont constaté qu’il s’agissait d’une autre lésion musculaire et que les tendons n’étaient pas touchés. »
• Durant votre longue carrière, jamais vous n’aviez arrêté aussi longtemps ?
« Je subis ce problème depuis presque deux saisons en ayant plus ou moins mal et je n’avais jamais été opéré. Les infiltrations pour calmer la douleur, ça va un temps. Auparavant, je n’avais pas stoppé plus de huit semaines. »
• Donc, vous voilà à l’Open de Moselle en tant qu’invité. Content, évidemment !
« Très. J’aime Metz. Et je le répète, mon envie de jouer est énorme. La compétition me manque. »
• Revenir à votre ancien niveau paraît un objectif incroyable… « Un beau challenge. Un beau défi. C’est évident que je n’attends pas grand-chose en cette fin d’année. L’important, déjà, est d’être sur le court, de pouvoir fournir un gros travail. »
« Passe la balle, Passe l’espoir »
• Pendant cette période où vous avez été écarté des terrains, on vous a vu sur Canal +. Sébastien Grosjean, nouveau consultant ?
« Non, c’était ponctuel, pendant l’US Open. J’ai davantage occupé mon temps à lancer ma fondation, sous l’égide de Jean-Luc Lagardère et de la Fondation de France, pour venir en aide aux victimes des maladies orphelines : " Passe la balle, passe l’espoir ". »
• Pour un sportif de haut niveau, c’est tout à votre honneur.
« Ce n’est pas du tout une question de reconnaissance. Simplement, je suis parrain d’un petit garçon malade depuis huit ans, j’ai trois enfants et je mesure l’énorme chance que je possède. J’ai donc décidé de m’investir un peu plus. »
• Pendant votre absence des courts, le tennis mondial a -t-il évolué ?
« Il y a deux ou trois joueurs qui ont vraiment progressé : Del Potro, Murray, Djokovic et sinon, on a en arrive toujours aux deux mêmes : Federer et Nadal. Et eux aussi se sont améliorés, sans aucune contestation possible ! Ils étaient déjà haut tellement que cela se voit moins. »
• Comment percevez-vous la densité du tennis français actuel ?
« Il est dense mais il ne faut pas oublier un récent passé. Notre tennis affichait déjà une belle densité. Nous avons connu de belles périodes. D’ailleurs, en ayant trois joueurs dans le top 10 en début d’année, on aurait pu s’attendre encore à de meilleurs résultats comme en Grand chelem ou en coupe Davis où nous avons laissé passer une grosse occasion d’aller en finale puisque la République Tchèque, qui nous a battu au 1er tour, y est arrivée. »
• Faut-il critiquer Tsonga, Monfils et Simon ?
« Non car l’année qui suit une éclosion est toujours délicate. Confirmer est le plus difficile. Leur marge de progression étant importante, ce n’est que partie remise ! »
He's happy to be back on court. He miss the competition. He can't serve 200 Km but he feels no more pain on shoulder. He hasn't great expectations for the end of the year, his goal is 2010 and he wants to play 2 years.

aliasthad
09-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks for all the updates and video - I'd never hear of Seb otherwise! :worship: :worship: :cool:

soulage
09-22-2009, 07:22 PM
He plays tomorrow not before 5 pm and he has also entered Rennes in week 41.

Marine
09-22-2009, 08:33 PM
ehheheheheh yeahhh it sounds like the true come back !
Welcome back on the Tour, Seb !
Try your best, don't injure again, enjoy ! :bounce:

Grosjeanfan
09-23-2009, 03:17 PM
Nieminen forfeited in time for Mahut to jump in as a lucky loser. Kind of wish he did that in the middle of the match to get Seb some much needed atp points :).
Go Seb!!!!!

aliasthad
09-23-2009, 05:39 PM
Nieminen forfeited in time for Mahut to jump in as a lucky loser. Kind of wish he did that in the middle of the match to get Seb some much needed atp points :).
Go Seb!!!!!

He WON!!! 7-6(1) 7-5
:worship: :woohoo: :banana:

Grosjeanfan
09-23-2009, 05:43 PM
After almost 2 hours Seb comes out with 7-6 7-5. What a great win for his confidence!!!
This is the 1st ATP win since Wimbledon 2008.

If anyone sees an interview or any article about him after this match and can translate it and post it, I would appreciate it!

Let's hope his shoulder feels good after this, for him probably, long match.

Hangdog
09-23-2009, 05:44 PM
That's the comeback :D :woohoo: Allez Seb!
(Too bad there was no livestream :()

He plays Gael next.

If anyone sees an interview or any article about him after this match and can translate it and post it, I would appreciate it!
There will most probably be an audio interview on the FFT page (http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009), we just need to wait a little bit.
So far they mention there that even if his serve isn't as fast as before yet, his footwork is great.

Marine
09-23-2009, 05:54 PM
YES YES YES !!! :bounce:
I followed the scoreboard in the first set then I left.
It's so good for the confidence :: He must be happy.

Grosjeanfan
09-23-2009, 06:02 PM
That's the comeback :D :woohoo: Allez Seb!
(Too bad there was no livestream :()

He plays Gael next.

There will most probably be an audio interview on the FFT page (http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009), we just need to wait a little bit.
So far they mention there that even if his serve isn't as fast as before yet, his footwork is great.


I was impressed that he lost his serve only once. He won 68% of his service points. 71% on his 1st serve and 64% on his 2nd serve. I think that 71% is what would be around 80% in a match like this before the injury. Mahut had only 2 break points in the whole match (Seb's 12 service games) so that's really good.

soulage
09-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Broken one times is very surprising but i don't know if it's a good news for seb or a bad one for Nico ? lol He has always the talent in the hand anyway.

Marine
09-23-2009, 06:48 PM
In this thread, that's a good news ! lol :)
Thanks grojeanfan for all the stats !!!

soulage
09-23-2009, 07:04 PM
For Tomorrow Gael is not in a good shape so why not after all ?
20h35 : La tête de série n°1, Gaël Monfils, a tenu une conférence de presse. Le 13e mondial a révélé se sentir très fatigué après la tournée américaine et sa sélection en Coupe Davis. La douleur ressentie à la cuisse gauche est toujours présente et Monfils s'est fait une légère entorse au pied gauche lors de son entraînement ce mercredi soir. Mais il l'assure, il est "partant à 100%" pour affronter Sébastien Grosjean ce jeudi à Metz.

The audio of Seb is online

pics here http://www.fft.fr/Open-de-Moselle/2009/albums/album2/index.html

Ivanatis
09-23-2009, 08:53 PM
I'm really happy for him. Keep it up Seb. :)

Bobble
09-23-2009, 09:27 PM
This is fantastic

soulage
09-24-2009, 09:36 AM
On 15-lovetennis they did 4 report on the Open de la Baie de Somme and the last one is focus on Seb
http://www.15-lovetennis.com/?p=1163

He gives his schedule Metz - Rennes- Orleans - Lyon and surely Bercy and speaks about his carrer and his future.

Grosjeanfan
09-24-2009, 12:02 PM
On 15-lovetennis they did 4 report on the Open de la Baie de Somme and the last one is focus on Seb
http://www.15-lovetennis.com/?p=1163

He gives his schedule Metz - Rennes- Orleans - Lyon and surely Bercy and speaks about his carrer and his future.

I like that schedule. Couple of challengers and then progressively more important tournaments.
Did he say anything else that was interesting? How does his body and more importantly shoulder feel?
Match starts around 19:00

Hangdog
09-24-2009, 04:27 PM
On 15-lovetennis they did 4 report on the Open de la Baie de Somme and the last one is focus on Seb
http://www.15-lovetennis.com/?p=1163

He gives his schedule Metz - Rennes- Orleans - Lyon and surely Bercy and speaks about his carrer and his future.
Great find!!! :yeah: Such a nice article :worship:
I like that schedule. Couple of challengers and then progressively more important tournaments.
Did he say anything else that was interesting? How does his body and more importantly shoulder feel?
Match starts around 19:00
Well, in the article he tells that he was happy to play two matches in a row without pain - something that hadn't happened to him for a long while. His shoulder was feeling a little bit uncomfortable and tired, but pain-free. He adds some details about his serve, that at the moment he serves at 170-180 km/h without any problems. He knows that he won't be able to serve at 210 km/h anymore, but he hopes to improve it up to 190 km/h.

He also mentioned his shoulder in his post-match interview yesterday. If I got it right (if I didn't hopefully there is someone to correct me :p), he told that after the match he didn't feel himself physically tired, maybe except for his shoulder, but even if the shoulder was a bit tired there were no particular pains. A victory was important for him, but what was even more important was the fact of being able to play a long and solid match. In the begining he was maybe a bit feared to serve, but soon he managed to relax a bit and it helped him to hit and serve better. He was very good on return, and he claimed that it was the key to the win.
About his match against Gael, he said that he was going to rather concentrate on his own game and make a solid match. According to Seb, playing against top players is a good opportunity to test yourself.

Grosjeanfan
09-24-2009, 04:54 PM
Great find!!! :yeah: Such a nice article :worship:

Well, in the article he tells that he was happy to play two matches in a row without pain - something that hadn't happened to him for a long while. His shoulder was feeling a little bit uncomfortable and tired, but pain-free. He adds some details about his serve, that at the moment he serves at 170-180 km/h without any problems. He knows that he won't be able to serve at 210 km/h anymore, but he hopes to improve it up to 190 km/h.

He also mentioned his shoulder in his post-match interview yesterday. If I got it right (if I didn't hopefully there is someone to correct me :p), he told that after the match he didn't feel himself physically tired, maybe except for his shoulder, but even if the shoulder was a bit tired there were no particular pains. A victory was important for him, but what was even more important was the fact of being able to play a long and solid match. In the begining he was maybe a bit feared to serve, but soon he managed to relax a bit and it helped him to hit and serve better. He was very good on return, and he claimed that it was the key to the win.
About his match against Gael, he said that he was going to rather concentrate on his own game and make a solid match. According to Seb, playing against top players is a good opportunity to test yourself.

Thank you! Good to hear that his shoulder is good. Hopefully his shoulder muscles can handle the intensity.

Marine
09-24-2009, 06:45 PM
He lost 6/1 6/1 :awww:

soulage
09-24-2009, 07:54 PM
http://www.opendemoselle.com/actualites/fil-info/sgrosjean-satisfait-dans-lensemble

S.Grosjean : "Satisfait dans l'ensemble"
Malgré la défaite contre Gaël Monfils, Sébastien Grosjean restait positif : "C'était difficile au niveau physique. J'avais un peu mal à l'épaule. Je n'ai d'ailleurs pas servi une seule fois à l'entraînement ce matin. Le score ne reflète en tout cas pas le match, car j'ai eu quelques balles de break. Je suis dans l'ensemble satisfait de mon jeu du fond du court, surtout pour une reprise".

His shoulder was a bit painful that's why he doesn't serve this morning but he's happy with his game from baseline and having BP.

Truc
09-25-2009, 06:54 AM
In L'Equipe:
Grosjean en reconstruction
Battu logiquement en deux sets par Gaël Monfils (6-1, 6-1), l’ancien numéro 1 français doit composer avec son épaule opérée.

« CONTRÔLES RADAR fréquents. » Hier, au service, Sébastien Grosjean a été flashé en excès de lenteur. Le contraste était frappant entre ses premières balles de service à 165 à l’heure et celles de Monfils, chronométrées régulièrement à plus de 200. Il ne faut pas chercher plus loin la raison de la nette défaite de l’ancien champion de Bercy. Et c’est tant mieux si l’on peut facilement faire le diagnostic. Grosjean sait où il va : direction la salle de gym pour s’atteler à la machine adéquate qui lui redonnera, si tout se passe bien, sa solidité d’antan à l’épaule opérée en décembre 2008. « C’est vrai que c’est frustrant d’attaquer un jeu de service et se dire qu’on n’aura que des points qu’on aura intégralement construits », constatait hier l’intéressé. Moindre mal pour un Grosjean qui promène une évidente envie de jouer. « Je sais que “Grogro” est super content d’être de retour sur les courts, confie son pote Arnaud Clément. Bien sûr que le service est un problème. Pour l’instant. Je suis sûr que ça va revenir. Je suis optimiste. » Bernard Fritz, l’entraîneur de Grosjean, est un peu moins rassuré, mais c’est dans son rôle : « C’est quand même un peu inquiétant cette faiblesse au service. C’est dommage car, dans l’échange, il est pas mal du tout. Au service, il y a deux problèmes : l’appréhension et le manque de force. » Et aussi une nouvelle raquette plus courte. Justement pour diminuer le levier et soulager d’autant l’articulation. Mais ça veut dire moins de vitesse. On n’en sort pas. Mais après seulement six matches cette année, l’impression de ses deux sorties à Metz est plutôt encourageante. La victoire de mercredi contre Nicolas Mahut était déjà un signe favorable que l’arrêt contre Monfils ne contredit pas. D’un 180e à un 13e mondial, Grosjean était condamné à un grand écart impossible. Hier, c’est lui qui obtint les premières balles de break. Quatre à 1-1, dont la première aurait dû être convertie. Ce qui n’aurait rien changé à l’affaire, reconnaît Bernard Fritz. L’important est d’avoir vu Grosjean plutôt fringant du fond de court face à un Monfils qui, malgré son blues répété en conférence d’après match, fit étalage d’un niveau de jeu au moins acceptable. Un vrai test pour Grosjean, très en jambes, avec un coup droit certes moins précis qu’au temps de sa splendeur, mais toujours capable, lui, d’affoler le radar.
La case Challengers
Reste qu’il va falloir apprendre la patience et l’humilité, deux vertus dont il pourra deviser avec Richard Gasquet. Sauf que l’ancien a plus de légitimité pour nous proposer un feuilleton à rallonge. En passant sur le billard, le Marseillais savait qu’il allait repartir de loin. « C’était la condition pour retrouver un bon niveau, rappelle-t-il. C’est un challenge difficile mais qui me motive beaucoup. » Il faudra donc, outre ces séances de renforcement musculaire, passer par la case Challengers pour trouver des tournois susceptibles de lui offrir les wild-cards indispensables vu son classement (1147e). Direction Rennes et Orléans pour accumuler les matches et retrouver le rythme qui lui fit un peu défaut hier soir. Puis ce sera Lyon et probablement Bercy. Où il aura tout le loisir de se rappeler qu’en 2001 il y avait regardé les meilleurs joueurs du monde les yeux dans les yeux. « Il me restera alors deux mois pour essayer de me remettre totalement à niveau » , analyse-t-il. Rendez-vous est donc pris pour une année 2010 où il disputera, à trente-deux ans, sa quinzième saison pro. P. COVILLE

Truc
09-25-2009, 07:19 AM
He was breaking the "slowness limit" on the speed check yesterday. The contrast with Monfils, who was regularly serving above 200 km/h, was striking. It's frustrating to start a service game knowing that it will be such a struggle to win a point, he says, but at least the diagnosis is very easy to make and he knows what he has to do now - work in the gym.
Arnaud: "I know that 'Grogro' is so happy to be back on the courts. Of course the serve is a problem. For the time being. I'm sure it will come back. I'm optimistic."
Fritz (Seb's coach) is a tad more careful: "It's a bit worrying his serve is so weak, though. It's too bad because he isn't looking bad at all in the rallies. There are two problems with his serve: the fear and the lack of strength." He also plays with a new shorter racket in order to reduce the amplifying "lever effect" for his shoulder. But it means less speed too. It's a vicious circle.
Metz has been encouraging nonetheless. Yesterday's defeat doesn't refute the positives of the win over Mahut. But the gap was too big from a player ranked #180 to a player ranked #13 in the world.
He was the one who got the first BP yesterday. Four, at 1-1 - he should have taken the first one. But it wouldn't have changed anything, Fritz admits. The good thing is that Seb was looking rather "dashing" in the rallies against a Monfils who showed an acceptable level of game. A real test for Seb whose footwork was looking good and whose FH was not as accurate as in the days of his glory, but still good enough to break the speed limit.
Now he will have to be patient and humble. He knew it when he opted for the surgery. "It's a difficult challenge, but it motivates me a lot." Next up: the gym and Challengers (Rennes and Orléans) to get back into the rhythm which let him down a little yesterday. And then Lyon and probably Bercy. "I'll have two months then to bring myself up to standard". The goal is the 2010 season.

Grosjeanfan
09-25-2009, 10:31 AM
He was breaking the "slowness limit" on the speed check yesterday. The contrast with Monfils, who was regularly serving above 200 km/h, was striking. It's frustrating to start a service game knowing that it will be such a struggle to win a point, he says, but at least the diagnosis is very easy to make and he knows what he has to do now - work in the gym.
Arnaud: "I know that 'Grogro' is so happy to be back on the courts. Of course the serve is a problem. For the time being. I'm sure it will come back. I'm optimistic."
Fritz (Seb's coach) is a tad more careful: "It's a bit worrying his serve is so weak, though. It's too bad because he isn't looking bad at all in the rallies. There are two problems with his serve: the fear and the lack of strength." He also plays with a new shorter racket in order to reduce the amplifying "lever effect" for his shoulder. But it means less speed too. It's a vicious circle.
Metz has been encouraging nonetheless. Yesterday's defeat doesn't refute the positives of the win over Mahut. But the gap was too big from a player ranked #180 to a player ranked #13 in the world.
He was the one who got the first BP yesterday. Four, at 1-1 - he should have taken the first one. But it wouldn't have changed anything, Fritz admits. The good thing is that Seb was looking rather "dashing" in the rallies against a Monfils who showed an acceptable level of game. A real test for Seb whose footwork was looking good and whose FH was not as accurate as in the days of his glory, but still good enough to break the speed limit.
Now he will have to be patient and humble. He knew it when he opted for the surgery. "It's a difficult challenge, but it motivates me a lot." Next up: the gym and Challengers (Rennes and Orléans) to get back into the rhythm which let him down a little yesterday. And then Lyon and probably Bercy. "I'll have two months then to bring myself up to standard". The goal is the 2010 season.

Thanks! The stats show that he was not that far off on all the plays except the 1st serve. We'll have to be patient and more importantly he'll have to be patient. This was his 1st real tournament after a long long time. He has 2 weeks to get ready and then play a couple of tournaments where the quality of the field will be similar to Mahut. I'm excited!
GO SEB!!!!!!!!!!

Bobble
09-25-2009, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the update

GrosjeanFan1994
09-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks to everybody for all the updates over the last few weeks.

So great to see Seb back on the tour at last. Great Mahut result, guess we couldn't have expected too much for him. Monfils was pretty tough.
Hope this is the start of a great (new) beginning! :hug:

aliasthad
09-25-2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks to everybody for all the updates over the last few weeks.

So great to see Seb back on the tour at last. Great Mahut result, guess we couldn't have expected too much for him. Monfils was pretty tough.
Hope this is the start of a great (new) beginning! :hug:

I second that! :worship:

Good luck to Seb :hug:

I haven't heard 'Grogro' before!!

soulage
10-08-2009, 08:14 PM
It seems he withdrew from Rennes :o

Marine
10-08-2009, 09:07 PM
J'aime pas ça... j'en ai marre...je perds tout espoir...

yoyotex04
10-08-2009, 09:51 PM
I don't know where you saw that he had withdrawn because on the website of the "Open de Rennes" there is no information about it, quite the contrary ... I hope you're wrong.

yoyotex04
10-08-2009, 09:53 PM
I'm sorry but you're right: Tennis: Sébastien Grosjean forfait pour l'Open de Rennes

Annoncé comme une des têtes d'affiche de l'Open de Rennes qui débute samedi, Sébastien Grosjean, le tennisman français vient de déclarer forfait en raison d'un problème physique. David Guez, demi-finaliste à Rennes l 'année dernière, le remplace dans le tableau final.

It's not a good new!!!!:mad:

Grosjeanfan
10-13-2009, 01:31 PM
What a dissapointment. If anyone finds out any details please post them :sad:

Marine
10-13-2009, 05:53 PM
I'd like to know !!!!! No news anywhere

soulage
10-17-2009, 05:27 PM
Orleans first round vs Ascione. Ascione is in a very good shape and plays the final in Rennes this sunday. Good luck.

Grosjeanfan
10-19-2009, 03:00 PM
He will first go on the court tomorrow in doubles partnering with Olivier Patience. Good luck Seb!!!

soulage
10-20-2009, 06:24 PM
They won in doubles 64 63 http://www.opendorleans.com/v2/tableau.php

Marine
10-21-2009, 11:08 AM
L'Equipe: Today

Grosjean en minuscules


Le Marseillais, convalescent, a choisi un « petit » tournoi en France pour tester à nouveau son épaule opérée.


UNE AUBAINE pour le tournoi d’Orléans. Sébastien Grosjean, ancienne star du sport français, faisait avant-hier la une des sports du journal local. Popularité patinée par les ans. Lundi, l’intéressé racontait tranquillement ses sensations du moment face à un maigre parterre de journalistes. « Peu d’interviews, comme ça on peut les faire plus tranquille », constatait l’intéressé, décontracté. Mais le Marseillais n’est pas venu au pays de Jeanne d’Arc pour relire à l’ombre une page de l’histoire de France. Les circonstances l’ont poussé à faire cette rare incursion en Deuxième Division. Propulsé dans le top 100 mondial en février 1999, à vingt ans, par une fulgurante accélération au tournoi de Miami (finale, après avoir battu notamment Carlos Moya, numéro 1 mondial, et en étant sorti des qualifications), Grosjean n’a pas joué le dixième des matches de sa carrière pro en Challengers : exactement 59 contre 582 sur le circuit principal. Très vite au sommet, il n’en est redescendu que l’an passé par la faute d’une épaule qui le força à se faire opérér en décembre 2008. Six mois auparavant, après avoir abandonné au deuxième tour au Queen’s et à Wimbledon, il avait enchaîné quatre défaites au premier tour. L’opération paraissait imminente, mais après deux mois d’arrêt, il s’aligna à Lyon avec le risque de plomber son futur classement protégé. « Je sais, racontait-il lundi. Mais j’étais tenant du titre en simple et en double. J’avais envie de jouer. » Il cala dès le premier tour malgré deux heures un quart de match. Voilà pourquoi il a dû entamer son come-back post-opératoire, en juin dernier, avec un classement protégé de 170e. « Bon, j’aurais été 90e sans mon incursion à Lyon, plaide-t-il. Ça ne change pas grand-chose. J’aurais pu sans doute jouer à Stockholm ou Moscou cette semaine, et alors ?... Je ne suis pas mécontent de rester en France pour pouvoir enchaîner avec Lyon la semaine prochaine. Et puis jouer à l’étranger, ça aurait pu être un peu trop dur, quoique, avec le tirage que j’ai ici, je me demande... » Il a en effet hérité pour aujourd’hui d’un premier tour costaud avec un Thierry Ascione débarrassé de ses pépins physiques.


Eau noire à Bratislava


Y ayant peu goûté, Grosjean n’est pas allergique au circuit Challenger. Surtout quand le directeur du tournoi est une vieille connaissance : « Didier Gérard a longtemps travaillé chez mon équipementier en raquettes, confesse-t-il. Les Challengers sont souvent très bien organisés en France. Bien sûr, il manque ici un court d’entraînement, mais à part ça, je n’ai que des compliments à faire. » Un public maigrichon le lundi ? « C’est pareil sur les "Grands Prix" (appellation usuelle des joueurs pour les ATP 250 et 500), rétorque-t-il.

Grosjean n’a que des bons souvenirs du purgatoire. D’abord bien sûr la mise à feu de son exploit de Miami. « J’avais enchaîné le titre au Challengers de Cherbourg, une demi-finale à Copenhague et la finale à Key Biscayne (Miami) », se souvient-il. Il n’a pas oublié non plus son autre titre en Challenger (pour trois finales perdues). Mais pour une autre raison : « C’était à Bratislava (en 1997), on jouait dans un petit club plutôt sympa d’où étaient sortis, je crois, Mecir et Hrbaty, mais l’hôtel ressemblait à un dortoir et l’eau était noire. Avec Bernard (Fritz, son entraîneur d’alors, redevenu actuel), on a préféré se payer un autre hôtel. » Mais il entend bien refermer pas plus tard que cette semaine son album de souvenirs. Même s’il n’a pas l’impression de déchoir en jouant aujourd’hui à ce niveau, il avoue : « Je ne me vois certes pas refaire la même chose dans un an. » À trente et un ans, la case Challenger peut vite ressembler au puits du jeu de l’oie.

soulage
10-21-2009, 03:39 PM
There is also an interview in the local newpaper of Orleans http://www.larep.com/open_tennis.html

He lost vs Ascione as i was opening the scoreboard.

soulage
10-21-2009, 07:04 PM
Some littles questions on the official website

Sébastien GROSJEAN en quelques mots

21/10/2009 - 19:16
Ton style de musique ? VARIETES FRANCAISES
Ton film préféré ? HEAT (avec De Niro)
Ton site internet préféré ? lequipe.fr / OM.net
Quel joueur a motivé ta carrière ? LA COUPE DAVIS
Ton meilleur ami sur le circuit ? ARNAUD CLEMENT
Le pays qui t’a le plus marqué ? L'AUSTRALIE
Nadal ou Federer ? FEDERER
Sharapova ou Ivanovic ? IVANOVIC
« Le » match de ta carrière ? CONTRE AGASSI EN ¼ ROLAND GARROS 2001
Un dernier mot pour la route ? A BIENTOT

And the video of post match interview http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xavpxd_interview-sebastien-grosjean_sport?from=rssundefined

He's quite happy of his serve but he has not a lot of sensations on court.

When we read him and listen him. The WC for Lyon seems OK.

Marine
10-21-2009, 08:22 PM
MERCI !

His tastes have not changed. lol

Grosjeanfan
10-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Grosjean and Patience won their 2nd round match!!! Hope Seb is enjoying this, God knows he deserves it after all the injuries

aliasthad
10-23-2009, 11:22 PM
Grosjean and Patience won their 2nd round match!!! Hope Seb is enjoying this, God knows he deserves it after all the injuries

Agree 100%! It's been so long since Seb has had a run of good luck/health.

Fingers crossed for him. :hug:

Marine
10-24-2009, 07:58 AM
He finally got a wildcard in Lyon. :D

Grosjeanfan
10-24-2009, 04:43 PM
Great news Marine!!! They are in the final!!!! Two great news for Seb. Hope they can win tomorrow.

soulage
10-24-2009, 05:55 PM
Yes something positiv :) and in Lyon his double partner will be his best friend Arno :D where they has drawn the seed 2. Seb vs Kiefer in single it looks like we were in the early 2000's

aliasthad
10-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Seb vs Kiefer in single it looks like we were in the early 2000's

OMG!! :eek:

They haven't played since Seb trounced Kiefer in Davis Cup in 2006...and that was only a week or so after their, er, infamous Australian Open encounter. Wish he'd drawn someone else.

:rolleyes:

Grosjeanfan
10-27-2009, 12:08 PM
When is he scheduled to play either of his matches? Not until Wednesday or...?

yoyotex04
10-28-2009, 01:57 AM
When is he scheduled to play either of his matches? Not until Wednesday or...?

Seb plays in third position on the central court, not before 4 P.M. And he will play his double with Nono not before 7 P.M on the court 1

soulage
10-28-2009, 04:16 PM
Kiefer seems to play really poorly at least in the two games i just see. Seb 64/41*

Marine
10-28-2009, 05:15 PM
He lost the second set after winning 4/1 ?!!

3/3 in the last set...

Grosjeanfan
10-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Argh, what a frustrating loss...
On a positive note, his serve statistics were ok and he had quite a bit of aces. I am just so depressed right now :sad:

Marine
10-28-2009, 06:56 PM
Me too. He was so close ! :mad:

And this Kiefer will always beat my favorites ! I'm sure he was all happy and smiling at the end, after disguting the french crowd.

aliasthad
10-28-2009, 07:12 PM
Me three! I just looked up the score - what a bummer!! :sad:

aliasthad
10-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Yay! Seb and Clement won their doubles match! 6-4 7-6 :)

Grosjeanfan
10-28-2009, 08:53 PM
I am impressed. After 2 and a half hours (I'm guessing here, I don't know for sure) and maybe only an hour of break time he teams up with Arnaud and beats two of the elite doubles players!!! Awesome! Everything happens for a reason, maybe now he will have a great doubles tourney. I wonder how his body and more specifically his shoulder will feel in the morning. GO SEB!!!!

soulage
10-29-2009, 09:52 AM
Seb will ask a WC for Bercy, there is an interview in a free local newapaper http://www.lyonplus.com/fr/images/get.aspx?imedia=11412871 page 38 The same interview in the other local newpaper http://www.leprogres.fr/fr/sports/GPTL/article/2135488,1988/Tout-est-bon-a-prendre.html
He's deceived by this loss of course but no more pain on shoulder

Grosjeanfan
10-29-2009, 12:42 PM
I hope he gets WC, I think he can win some matches if the draw is not too bad. Can someone tell me when they will play doubles? The order of play I find is always a day old and I read a preview of the day on the official website and they just talked about singles matches. Arnaud is playing Becker today. I suppose they will play tomorrow but I am not sure.

novanora
10-29-2009, 12:55 PM
I hope he gets WC, I think he can win some matches if the draw is not too bad. Can someone tell me when they will play doubles? The order of play I find is always a day old and I read a preview of the day on the official website and they just talked about singles matches. Arnaud is playing Becker today. I suppose they will play tomorrow but I am not sure.
It's the last match in Court 1. Actually you can check the atp website to find the latest OOP.

Here's the link:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/375/op.pdf

Grosjeanfan
10-29-2009, 09:02 PM
6-4 6-1, they are unstoppable :). Other than a period in the first set between 5-1 and 5-4 in which they lost 2 service games they were all over a pretty good doubles team. They won only 43% of the points on their own serve in the first set. 2nd set was much much better as the score shows. Next are Bolleli/Ljubicic.

aliasthad
11-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Benneteau/Mahut won the Lyon Doubles final 6-4 7-6.
Congrats to Seb and Arnaud for making the final! :worship:

Some piccies:

Grosjeanfan
11-03-2009, 04:06 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=Avoc16A.HNJFS6dJrPI3OXE4v7YF?slug=ap-parismasters-wildcards&prov=ap&type=lgns

yayyyy. Does anyone know if he will be playing doubles as well?:)

Marine
11-03-2009, 04:10 PM
don't, but I'd like to see him with arnaud ;)

soulage
11-06-2009, 07:51 PM
Poor draw in Bercy = Ljubicic :sad: I think it will be too tough.

He could play doubles with Santoro, the answer tomorrow.

soulage
11-09-2009, 08:57 PM
Lost first set in the tie-break. Ljubicic doesn't play very well making a tons of UE and Seb did some amazing points :) but we feel that it's not enough.

valou
12-04-2009, 01:00 PM
Hi Do you know if Seb plays the master tennis toulouse please?

Marine
12-04-2009, 08:09 PM
I don't think so. I guess he's training at home in florida, and will stay until january.

soulage
12-07-2009, 08:17 PM
There is an interview in grand chelem mag page 22 http://www.welovetennis.fr/medias/magazines/GrandChelem_15.pdf As usual big motivation for 2010 not afraid of playing challenger but not in kazakhstan lol and believe in some wc he repeats he wants to play two more years. i read nothing about wc for AO and i don't know where he will start the year :confused:

soulage
12-30-2009, 11:11 AM
Smucav posted an article in AO qualies thread where it's write that seb was training with jesse levine in florida the other day. French media writes that the WC for AO from fft should be between him and Ouanna. No idea if he will play a tournament before :confused:

soulage
12-30-2009, 11:47 AM
I just read in lequipe that he's quite confident for the WC and should play the qualies of Sydney and then Melbourn if he had the wc then stay in usa for San Jose, menphis, delray beach and maybe a challenger in dallas.

aliasthad
01-01-2010, 01:51 AM
I just read in lequipe that he's quite confident for the WC and should play the qualies of Sydney and then Melbourn if he had the wc then stay in usa for San Jose, menphis, delray beach and maybe a challenger in dallas.

Thanks for the info! :yeah:

Grosjeanfan
01-09-2010, 01:32 AM
Seb withdrew from Sydney qualifying :(. Any word on why?

Ivanatis
01-09-2010, 04:00 AM
because he's got a WC for Auckland:D

Florian Mayer in round 1

soulage
04-30-2010, 08:08 PM
in the last article we had it was written he would like to play munich qualies, bordeaux and Nice but I don't find him in Munich qualies, he's not on alt list for Bordeaux challenger and read nothing about a WC for him there. It sounds like injury still prevent him to play or he has a MD WC for Munich maybe :confused:

aliasthad
05-02-2010, 04:03 PM
in the last article we had it was written he would like to play munich qualies, bordeaux and Nice but I don't find him in Munich qualies, he's not on alt list for Bordeaux challenger and read nothing about a WC for him there. It sounds like injury still prevent him to play or he has a MD WC for Munich maybe :confused:

I know, it's like he's disappeared! And maybe more injury problems to deal with... :sobbing:

soulage
05-10-2010, 12:50 PM
We have found him again. He will play the exhibition in Rueil just before RG http://www.guinotmarycohrmasters.com/#/accueil

Mercredi 19 mai 2010
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) - Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHL) - Sébastien Grosjean (FRA)

soulage
05-13-2010, 04:00 PM
No WC in RG so he won't play it.

Bobble
05-13-2010, 05:02 PM
:sad:

GrosjeanFan1994
05-13-2010, 08:08 PM
:( but good to see him back in something, good luck Seb :hug:

aliasthad
05-18-2010, 12:46 AM
We have found him again. He will play the exhibition in Rueil just before RG http://www.guinotmarycohrmasters.com/#/accueil

Mercredi 19 mai 2010
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) - Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
Fernando Gonzalez (CHL) - Sébastien Grosjean (FRA)

Thanks for the info! :wavey:

This is live on Eurosport this Wednesday!!! Maybe we can finally see Seb play again... :worship:

:cool:

aliasthad
05-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I finally got to see Seb play again! :worship:
OK, I know he lost, but I don't care as these are the last chances I will have to watch him in a match.
He looked happy and seemed to be enjoying himself. :D

BTW, does anyone else hate Frew McMillan's commentary? My heart always sinks when he starts talking as he always says that he doesn't see what is so special about Seb's game, even though he admits plenty of people love it. Why can't he keep his mouth shut? - it should be commentary about the match, not his personal opinion of the player. And yes, he did it again today, even though it was an exhibition match and Seb was clearly not in contention. Oh well, rant over!

:wavey:

Truc
05-19-2010, 05:50 PM
http://www.rmc.fr/editorial/111557/grosjean-vers-la-retraite/
His meniscus is bothering him and he refused the wild-card for RG. He will play in doubles with Richard, though.
He says he will retire at the latest at the end of the season.

Bobble
05-19-2010, 05:53 PM
Sad news Fran, but thanks for the update. He deserves to be pain free. I hope he will be able to take a wildcard into some grass events and play Paris of course.

And congrats aliasthad, the last time i saw seb live was his IW loss to Soderling a few years back. lucky you! I hope some video of the exhibition match turns up somewhere, fingers crossed.

soulage
05-19-2010, 08:25 PM
He finally takes the decision. His body can no more compete at high level that's better to stop healthy. The quotes by RMC is very short i would like to read more maybe some news later.

aliasthad
05-19-2010, 09:58 PM
Sad news Fran, but thanks for the update. He deserves to be pain free. I hope he will be able to take a wildcard into some grass events and play Paris of course.

And congrats aliasthad, the last time i saw seb live was his IW loss to Soderling a few years back. lucky you! I hope some video of the exhibition match turns up somewhere, fingers crossed.

:sad: Yes, very sad news indeed, but not entirely unexpected given all his injury problems and absence from the tour. It would be great to see him on the grass courts and possibly in Paris.

It was so nice to see him play today. If anyone is interested, I uploaded the entire Guinot Mary Cohr exhibition match from today to Megaupload. I have to warn it's a hefty file (239.66 MB FLV file - about 1.5 hours to download), but I compressed it as much as possible while maintaining quality. The match was 57 minutes long and I did not have time to chop it up and post to YouTube etc. but if anyone really wants me to I will. It's here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ADULVAKL

I have lots of other matches if anyone would like to request clips (British broadcasts from 2005 onwards).

:wavey:

Edit: Here's one of the only pics I could find so far of the match:

Truc
05-20-2010, 06:32 AM
Thanks a lot, Alias, I was supposed to record the match for somebody else and I was desperately trying to record it from the ES Player.

EDIT: this time it worked for me with the ES Player, so I have the file too if somebody needs it, it's bigger (450 MB), no commentary, works well in WMP for me.

------------

There is a full page about him today in L'Equipe and he clearly says he won't play in singles anymore. He would need surgery again, for his knee this time, which he doesn't want anymore, understandably. He says his last singles tournament was Sunrise. It's strange, though, because other news were saying that he will play Wimbledon.
« Si c’est pour faire de la figuration… »

« ÊTES-VOUS TOUJOURS joueur de tennis professionnel ?
– J’ai décidé de mettre un terme définitif àma carrière. Essentiellement pour des raisons physiques. Après mon opération de l’épaule (en décembre 2008), j’ai vraiment eu du mal à reprendre. Il faudrait aussi que je me fasse opérer du genou. J’ai une fissure du ménisque. Conséquence, je ne peux pas m’entraîner. Si je voulais continuer, il faudrait que je me fasse opérer. Or, je ne me sens pas de repasser sur le billard. Ça fait quelque temps que j’y pense, c’est une décision mûrement réfléchie. C’est la fin d’un chapitre. Faire de la figuration ne sert à rien. J’ai vécu beaucoup de grands moments, notamment avec mes deux coaches historiques, Bernard (Fritz) et Éric (Deblicker), que je tiens à remercier. Autant rester sur ces beaux souvenirs. Mon dernier tournoi en simple restera donc le challenger de Sunrise.
– Vous avez quand même tenté le coup pour Roland-Garros ?
– J’ai essayé de jouer sur terre battue pour pouvoir disputer le tournoi à peu près normalement. Mais je ne pouvais pas enchaîner deux entraînements. J’avais trop mal au genou et je ne pouvais pas frapper très fort. Prendre une wild-card pour faire de la figuration en cinq sets n’avait aucun sens. En revanche, je jouerai le double avec Richard (Gasquet).
– Quid de l’avenir ? Vous avez des envies de reconversion ?
– Je continuerai à jouer au tennis, sur le Senior Tour ou pour des exhibitions. J’aime trop ce sport. Je resterai dans le milieu du tennis, sans doute dans les médias. J’ai envie de redonner au tennis, de faire partager mon expérience. Coach ? Non. Je ne me vois pas voyager trente semaines par an. Mais aider un jeune ponctuellement, sur une période d’entraînement ciblée, sans problème. » – V. C.

Truc
05-20-2010, 09:00 AM
It's weird, the whole page in L'Equipe is written in past tense and he definitely says in the interview that Sunrise was his last tournament in singles, but all the tennis websites, including lequipe.fr, are still saying that he will stop at the end of the season. Nobody seems to take up the news in L'Equipe, although it even is on the front page. :confused:

Bobble
05-20-2010, 01:16 PM
I would love it if he played any more tournaments, I will keep my hopes high but my expectations low. I can't imagine what it must be like trying to play at that level with 2 recurring injuries on your mind.

Alias, Thanks so much for the exo match, I am downloading it as I type this. I would love to see what matches you have, is there any way you could post them or pm them to me? I have spent a long time searching DVD sites, torrent sites, etc. for matches of Seb. Im quite the fanatic seeing as watching his matches as a child helped me fall in love with playing and watching this sport.

Fran, is the file you have higher def, or just a different format? If it is higher definition, I would love to get it! Thanks.

Truc
05-20-2010, 01:30 PM
It's better quality, but not TV quality. I will upload it anyway since I recorded it for that friend.

aliasthad
05-20-2010, 01:37 PM
Alias, Thanks so much for the exo match, I am downloading it as I type this. I would love to see what matches you have, is there any way you could post them or pm them to me? I have spent a long time searching DVD sites, torrent sites, etc. for matches of Seb. Im quite the fanatic seeing as watching his matches as a child helped me fall in love with playing and watching this sport.

Fran, is the file you have higher def, or just a different format?

Hey there!

I'll see what I can do about sending you a list - I have around 61 complete matches (starting with Madrid 2005) and other interviews and clips. I also have the Roddick/Grosjean 2002 Davis Cup SF match.

Check out my YouTube vids - I made a couple using some of Seb's matches and clips I have.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Crusoe89

Since a lot of these are on VHS, it can take a bit of time to rip them to DVD and then to the PC, but if there's anything you really want, I'll see what I can do.

As for the exhibition match, I have the whole thing in perfect quality straight from yesterday's broadcast, but it is 1.5 GB. I converted it to an FLV in order to make it a smaller download, but if you'd like the better quality version, let me know.

*off to write list*

:wavey:

Truc
05-20-2010, 01:37 PM
Here is the rest of the page in L'Equipe:
Un coup droit TGV
UN COUP DROIT QUI CLAQUE, jamais aussi mortel que frappé en décalage. Et une casquette systématiquement portée à l’envers, visière sur la nuque. Ces deux images résument à elles seules les quatorze ans de carrière de Sébastien Grosjean. Successeur de Cédric Pioline à la tête du tennis masculin français au début des années 2000, le Marseillais ne présentait guère de points communs avec le Parisien. Si ce n’est une propension à s’exprimer ad minima devant les médias (il était le cauchemar des reporters radio), comme si ses résultats parlaient suffisamment d’eux-mêmes. Cette méfiance envers les micros, combinée à son exil précoce en Floride, explique probablement son relatif déficit de notoriété parmi les fans. Dominé en popularité par un Fabrice Santoro, par exemple, qui ne possède pourtant pas l’ombre de son palmarès (notamment en Grand Chelem), Grosjean s’exprimait avant tout raquette en main. Avec un style unique en son genre. Petit, râblé, tonique, il possédait pourtant un remarquable service. Peu armé pour l’offensive à tout-va, son revers s’écrivait à deux mains ou slicé, à une main, quand il s’agissait de remettre ou de casser le rythme. Mais son vrai talent, il fallait le chercher dans le toucher de balle (volée amortie, lob pichenette) et surtout dans un extraordinaire coup droit TGV, capable de fissurer les défenses les plus hermétiques. « Il pouvait réussir des trucs incroyables, se souvient son vieux pote Arnaud Clément. Comme de relancer “rétro” des premières balles de service ! Je me souviens de son quart contre Moya à l’Open d’Australie, l’année de notre demi-finale (2001). C’est juste n’importe quoi comme il jouait bien ! » Loin de l’archétype du champion moderne (le physique, sinon rien), Grosjean était avant tout joueur. Sur et en dehors du court, comme peuvent en témoigner les milliers de parties de cartes qu’il disputa à longueur d’années sur le circuit. C’est à ce goût du jeu, au sens le plus large du terme, qu’il devait sa capacité à s’exprimer sur toutes les surfaces. Sur terre battue (demi-finales à Roland-Garros), sur dur (demies en Australie), en indoor (victoire à Bercy, finale au Masters) mais aussi sur gazon, où son centre de gravité très bas et sa vista faisaient merveille. Il eut juste la malchance de s’arrêter en demi-finales à deux reprises devant un Philippoussis injouable (2003) puis un certain Federer (2004). Plus qu’ailleurs, c’est sans doute à Londres qu’il aurait mérité de disputer une finale de Grand Chelem. – V. C

soulage
05-20-2010, 01:40 PM
It's weird, the whole page in L'Equipe is written in past tense and he definitely says in the interview that Sunrise was his last tournament in singles, but all the tennis websites, including lequipe.fr, are still saying that he will stop at the end of the season. Nobody seems to take up the news in L'Equipe, although it even is on the front page. :confused:
I read also everywhere about playing Wimbledon. Maybe he asked a WC and wait after that maybe some tournaments in france to say goodbye :confused:

Bobble
05-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Hey there!

I'll see what I can do about sending you a list - I have around 61 complete matches (starting with Madrid 2005) and other interviews and clips. I also have the Roddick/Grosjean 2002 Davis Cup SF match.

Check out my YouTube vids - I made a couple using clips from some of Seb's matches I have.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Crusoe89

Since a lot of these are on VHS, it can take a bit of time to rip them to DVD and then to the PC, but if there's anything you really want, I'll see what I can do.

As for the exhibition match, I have the whole thing in perfect quality straight from yesterday's broadcast, but it is 1.5 GB. I converted it to an FLV in order to make it a smaller download, but if you'd like the better quality version, let me know.

*off to write list*

:wavey:

I have definitely checked out your youtube vids, kudos on those! I also keep finding myself on youtube watching the Seb-Nalbandian AO 2007 highlights over and over. I would love to have the match in high quality but if it is too much trouble, please do not feel obligated And of course, thanks for taking the time to list out your Seb Library!:worship::worship::worship:

And of course, Thanks for the article Fran :worship:, I love the layout and the matches they highlight at the top. I'll never forget the Agassi match.

aliasthad
05-21-2010, 01:14 AM
Thanks for the article Truc! :bowdown: :yeah:

Truc
05-21-2010, 08:11 AM
More tributes to him today in L'Equipe (Arnaud and Hagelauer), they all speak of him in past tense again, the article doesn't specify further when he's going to retire. It's really weird everybody seems to overlook that sentence about Sunrise being his last singles tournament.
In yesterday's interview he explains he tried to get ready for the clay season and RG, but he couldn't practice twice in a row because his knee was hurting too much. So even if the Wimby matches are shorter and he feels more at ease on grass, it doesn't make much sense to me to play in singles.

Arnaud's and Hagelauer's reactions:
QUI MIEUX QUE LUI ? Qui mieux qu’Arnaud Clément pour parler de la petite mort de Sébastien Grosjean ? On ne jurerait pas que, sous les lunettes de soleil, une petite larme n’a pas glissé en évoquant la retraite de son pote de Marseille, qu’il avait connu en benjamin. « Je lui dis bravo car il a marqué l’histoire du tennis français. Même si ça me fait bizarre et que ça me rapproche de mon tour. La première chose qui me vient, c’est : merde, je ne vais plus le voir sur le circuit ! Tous les gars qui l’ont vu jouer s’en rappelleront. Le niveau qu’il avait quand il a gagné Bercy en 2001, c’était hallucinant. Je m’étais relevé la nuit pour son match contre Kafelnikov au Masters (demi-finale en 2001) et il l’avait déchiré ! Et il y a eu tant d’autres matches… Je suis très fier de lui, vraiment. » Le DTN Patrice Hagelauer était lui aussi sous le coup de l’émotion. « Il avait les valeurs de l’équipier. Seb, c’était un type aimé. Vous ne trouverez pas un joueur qui ne l’appréciait pas. Moi, c’était un des mecs que je préférais voir jouer. Quelle facilité ! » – F. Ra.

Marine
05-21-2010, 07:16 PM
This articles makes me sad too :sad:
Nice words, thanks arnaud and hagel.

I have nothing to say... it's not a big news, of coursen I was the first to say I didn't know why he was going on trying to play... but...ahhh m.... it's time finally. It's weird to think it's over. He's still young, and it's just a pity, these 2/3 years without playing, what a waste !!!
He says he wants to continue to be connected with tennis (veterans/medias...), that's good to know, but it's not the same.

(I don't imagine him at all at tv, everybody knows seb and the medias...lol)

He's in my top 3 ...forever ;):worship:

GrosjeanFan1994
05-22-2010, 07:48 PM
Thanks for all the updates everybody :) Will definitely check some of the videos out!
Such sad news, but I guess we knew it was coming. He has made the right decision, can't keep playing with all these injuries :hug:
Hopefully he may play at Wimbledon, who knows? But it would be nice to see him finish on a surface he plays well on :)

valou
05-23-2010, 01:46 PM
Oh my god I'm so sad to know that it's over but it's the life. Do you know the day where Seb plays at Roland Garros please?

aliasthad
05-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Oh my god I'm so sad to know that it's over but it's the life. Do you know the day where Seb plays at Roland Garros please?

Men's Doubles - First Round

Richard Gasquet(FRA) / Sebastien Grosjean(FRA)
vs.
Gael Monfils(FRA) / Josselin Ouanna(FRA)

Thursday 27th May
Third match on court 6

**update: Now it's the fourth match on court 6

(Is this being televised anywhere?)

:wavey:

Marine
05-27-2010, 05:18 AM
:eek: allez les gars !!!

GrosjeanFan1994
05-27-2010, 11:40 AM
Thanks; does anyone know if there is a camera on court 6?
If so, any good links for live streaming? Would really like to see Seb play if possible (seeing as it doesn't sound like there are going to be very many more chances to ...)

soulage
05-27-2010, 03:57 PM
Richard withdrew because of back problems so no Seb in doubles. No more RG.

GrosjeanFan1994
05-27-2010, 04:29 PM
:( poor Seb (and Richard obviously :P )

aliasthad
05-27-2010, 07:48 PM
:( poor Seb (and Richard obviously :P )

:sad:

Yeah, what a bummer! I know the match probably wouldn't have been televised/streamed, but it would have been nice to know he played one more time at RG (and there'd have been match reports etc.). I hope Richie is ok.

Bobble
05-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Richard withdrew because of back problems so no Seb in doubles. No more RG.

I'm sure they are both very disappointed. Obviously, we all are as well. Hopefully Seb will show up later in the season, key word being hope.

soulage
05-27-2010, 08:06 PM
According his conference today no wim but maybe Bercy

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_grosjean_conference_01_2010_05_27.jpg
Voilà, c'est fini pour "Seb" ! Ex-n°4 mondial, vainqueur du BNP-Paribas Masters de Paris et finaliste du Masters en 2001, quatre fois demi-finaliste en Grand Chelem, le Marseillais s'est livré à la presse, détendu et sobre. Visiblement, la décision a été murie.

Sébastien, pourquoi cet arrêt et est-il définitif ?
Mon corps ne me permet pas de continuer. J'ai mal au genou, je dois me faire opérer je ne sais pas quand. L'épaule ne me fait pas mal mais elle n'est pas assez solide pour jouer sur le circuit. Cela me semblait logique d'arrêter. J'ai essayé de pouvoir disputer mon dernier Roland-Garros en simple, malheureusement après 3, 4 semaines d'entraînement j'avais toujours mal. Pour faire de la figuration et arriver sur le Central, c'était hors de question. Je jouerai encore au tennis mais pas sur le circuit en tout cas. La seule chose, c'était peut-être Bercy, mais c'est dans pas mal de temps (…) C'est une décision mûrement réfléchie. Cela fait plusieurs semaines que j'y pense. Je suis un peu triste bien sûr, parce que j'aime tellement le tennis, mais quand on commence une carrière on sait qu'il y a une fin. Il y a plein de belles choses qui m'attendent. Ce n'est pas la fin d'une vie, au contraire.

Que vas-tu faire maintenant ?
Je ne sais pas trop. Il y a un peu les médias en tant que commentateur, j'ai aussi ma Fondation qui prend beaucoup de temps, elle est dédiée aux maladies orphelines. Je continuerai aussi des exhibitions sur le Senior Tour parce que c'est un sport que j'aime, je resterai toujours au contact avec le tennis.

Tu as toujours eu quand même une attitude un peu discrète, y compris vis-à-vis de la presse. C'est une sortie qui ressemble un peu à ta carrière. Penses-tu avoir toujours été sous-coté voire sous-estimé ?
Oui. Mais je suis un peu responsable, j'étais assez discret. Ce n'est pas quelque chose qui me dérange aujourd'hui. C'est vrai que je suis parti tôt de France puisque je vis depuis 10 ans aux Etats-Unis. J'étais discret, mais je ne pense pas que je sorte en discrétion. J'en avais parlé, j'avais envie de continuer, je ne peux pas. Peut-être que le fait d'être à l'étranger a joué un rôle.

Marine
05-27-2010, 08:53 PM
That's so sad for him
not to play a last match (even in double) in Roland Garros, he played so fantastic matches here, I have so great memories as a spectator and of course as a tv spectator ... I'd love to see him in Bercy... Arghh SEB :worship::hug::sad:

GrosjeanFan1994
05-28-2010, 05:02 PM
According his conference today no wim but maybe Bercy

:( poor Seb :hug:
Is this interview in video anywhere? I can find it on the RG website, but just the text ... Doesn't seem to be in the videos?
( http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2010-05-27/201005271274990311043.html )

aliasthad
05-28-2010, 06:43 PM
:( poor Seb :hug:
Is this interview in video anywhere? I can find it on the RG website, but just the text ... Doesn't seem to be in the videos?
( http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2010-05-27/201005271274990311043.html )

Yeah, I looked on the Roland Garros site too, but it doesn't seem to be there. I found an interview with Seb on the French Eurosport site that seems to have taken place just after the press conference. It's here (after the advertising...):

http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/roland-garros/2010/grosjean-triste-de-partir_vid136259/video.shtml

:wavey:

soulage
05-29-2010, 09:45 AM
It's his birthday today and he should receive a trophy for his end of carreer at the end of Djokovic match on center court.

Truc
05-29-2010, 01:13 PM
He deserved a better ceremony than that! Just after the Rezai match, the stands looked empty, the atmosphere was gloomy, the interview a bit awkward...

soulage
05-29-2010, 02:13 PM
I missed but we can rewatch on france tele stream and it was ridiculous :rolleyes: Already he made his conference in a small room and now this. if we compare with all the ceremony for santoro last year :rolleyes:

Marine
05-29-2010, 02:27 PM
I missed too ! Maybe it's better like that, it seems this pseudo ceremony was a shame :mad:
It's clear soulage that Seb would have deserved a better hommage. The last year the medias were talking much more about Fabrice !
Well, maybe it's because Seb is not very communicative, his discretion did't help.
J'aimerais savoir s'il a été invite sur la terrasse avec Luyat au cours de la semaine ? A part sa conference de presse et quelques itws ds les journaux j'ai vu aucune vidéo !
J'ai les boules.......:sad::sad:

GrosjeanFan1994
05-29-2010, 03:54 PM
It's his birthday today and he should receive a trophy for his end of carreer at the end of Djokovic match on center court.
I should have come on here earlier, switched channels as soon as Djokovic finished. Damnit xD Although doesn't sound like anything too special :/ Is there anywhere I could watch it now?

Happy Birthday Seb :hug:

soulage
05-29-2010, 07:35 PM
Today not a great pic

http://www.sportweek.fr/commun/n510x/33/2010-sebastien-grosjean-remporte-match-auckland-puis-perd-qu-87f3a.jpg

aliasthad
05-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Awe! Thanks for the pic!

It's a shame if Seb's farewell was rushed as you describe - he certainly deserves better. :rolleyes:

In any case, Happy Birthday Seb! :bdaycake: :hug:

Truc
05-30-2010, 12:38 PM
It wasn't really rushed, but there was not a lot of atmosphere.
I don't know if you've found in the meantime a video of the ceremony working abroad?
Otherwise I see that a Classim poster posted a little video he's made himself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CzMFODWvz8
http://www.tennis-classim.net/forums/topic/12480-sebastien-grosjean/page__view__findpost__p__869912

aliasthad
05-30-2010, 06:01 PM
It wasn't really rushed, but there was not a lot of atmosphere.
I don't know if you've found in the meantime a video of the ceremony working abroad?
Otherwise I see that a Classim poster posted a little video he's made himself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CzMFODWvz8
http://www.tennis-classim.net/forums/topic/12480-sebastien-grosjean/page__view__findpost__p__869912

Thanks for the link. It's just as you said it was! Looked really lonely and cold... :sad:

valou
07-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Have you some news about Seb please!!! :(

Truc
07-14-2010, 03:40 PM
There is an interview with him in the last issue of Tennis Magazine, he explains a little bit when he took the decision to stop (only 2 weeks before RG), etc. He invited Jérémy Chardy to his place before Miami for 3 days of practice - but after 2 days he was already unable to play, so he started to realize that it was over for him.
He says that the shoulder surgery was successful, he has no pain anymore. But he has the shoulder of an amateur player now. He will be pleased to play exhibitions or on the Seniors tour, but his body can't cope anymore with the high level.
So at least it doesn't sound like he's suffering in his everyday's life, like before the surgery.

I don't remember everything, but they don't ask him if he will play doubles, unfortunately, I thought it would be a good solution to play at least a couple of events in France - and maybe this time they would give him a decent farewell.

Has it been posted on French forums or do you need me to make screenshots? There are 5 pages.

aliasthad
07-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the info! :worship:

It's very hard to find anything about Seb these days...:sad:
I'm glad his shoulder has recovered, but very sad that he can no longer play on the main tour.
It would indeed have been interesting to know if he would play doubles.
I haven't seen this article anywhere.

Thanks again - always nice to hear about Seb! :wavey:

Bobble
07-15-2010, 03:43 PM
Well it makes sense for him to stop playing. I wholeheartedly agree that he needs a better farewell, so hopefully he will play doubles at Bercy. Thanks for the update.

Truc
07-15-2010, 04:08 PM
Here's the full interview:

Truc
07-15-2010, 04:47 PM
I just re-read the first part, here are a few other things he says:
When he started his career, he thought he woudn't still be playing at the age of 30. He thought he would be fed up with that way of life, all the sacrifices it means, etc. In fact, he didn't play much longer because of his injuries, but he never had this feeling of being fed up, he loves tennis way too much.
He doesn't sound very bitter about the way his career ended, it's normal to go downhill, etc.

He sounds more bitter about the treatment he has gotten from the media during his career. He now understands he wasn't giving to the media what they were expecting from the French number 1. But he just wasn't feeling like doing this stuff back then. He was afraid to spread himself too thin, he also wanted to protect himself and his family.
But it isn't only his fault. The media could have been more generous with him too. Like when he won Bercy in 2001 and qualified for the Masters Cup and he didn't even make the cover of the French Tennis Magazine. He says he had a grudge against them, he felt like media only were talking about him to report his injuries and not his achievements. "If you like somebody, you're going to write a beautiful story about him. If you don't like him that much, you'll write an average story."
The journalist retorts that the media did like him, but it seemed Seb didn't like them, Seb says it's wrong, etc.

He will probably keep doing commentary for a French TV channel, all the more since the channel he was working with during RG bought the TV rights of the M1000 events.
He talks about his foundation, why he picked this cause, etc. I think you already know all this?
He would also like to organize a tournament, he's already working for the Saint-Rémy Challenger with Bernard Fritz. He could imagine working for another Challenger or maybe an ATP event. But he doesn't want to work as a coach.

That's just the first part - then he talks about his career, his biggest matches in his opinion, his disagreements with the French tennis association when he was fired because he wasn't tall enough, his image of not being a hardworker, etc.

Bobble
07-15-2010, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the elaboration. I do hope he works with tournaments. I remember overhearing him talking at IW about issues that he had with some stops on the tour, namely, Indian Wells. I think that would be an excellent role for him, and would keep him involved with the game.

Truc
07-16-2010, 07:05 AM
The summary of the last part:
When he's asked to grade the highlights of his career, he answers that the Bercy title would come first. Then the win over Agassi in the RG QF in 2001. The journalist mentions the presence of Clinton in the crowd and Seb replies that he really couldn't care less about that story and it's just a media thing - there is a discrepancy between what the media say and his own perception.
Then the Davis Cup wins, of course the final in Australia was great, but he has a soft spot for the win over the USA in the SF in RG in 2002. They lost the final in Bercy, but it still was a very strong memory, because of the spirit in the group.

The journalist notices he didn't mention his first big final in Miami in 1999 and his SF in Melbourne. Seb says that those are defeats in his mind and hence not so great. He also wouldn't mention his SF in Wimbledon in 2003 and 2004 for the very same reason. No comparison with the emotions he had in RG or in DC. Sure, the match against Arnaud was very special because it was against his best friend. But it isn't his biggest emotion - not only because he lost, but because he's experienced even bigger things.

His best match ever in his opinion: people often talk about his QF in Melbourne in 2001 against Moya (he won 6-1 6-4 6-2). It's weird because he doesn't have such amazing memories of the match. Maybe because he was so into it. He rather remembers a QF against Agassi in Houston in 2005. He won the last two sets 6-1 6-2 making only one unforced error in those two sets and hitting pretty much only winners. Agassi told him afterwards that he was playing even better than in RG.

The biggest regret: to not have won a Slam, obviously. He did everything to achieve it.
But he would have signed immediately for this kind of career when he was young. So few people were believing in him back then. He was lucky to work with the right people at the right moment, Fritz and Deblicker in particular.

Then he talks about the fact that he was fired from the INSEP at the age of 17 because he was too short, how tough it was, but it also was a motivation for him to prove them wrong, etc.

His reputation of being a bit lazy: he sounds really annoyed by it because it's completely wrong, he was working so hard, he was one of the first players to have a big structure around him with a coach, a condition trainer, a physio. This wrong image probably comes from the fact that people talked more about his talent. But it's deceptive. The same thing happens with Fed, people only talk about his technique. But Fed also is an incredible athlete, he makes it look easy because he has such an awesome footwork. With Nadal, it's the other way around, people only mention his physical strength and underestimate his talent, which is huge. One side always overshadows the other.

The journalist says people will always remember him for his awesome touch on his FH side. He says it's funny because his BH used to be his main strength when he was young, actually. He was more reliable and had more power with his BH. He was missing so much with his FH. But he was able to stabilize it with the passing years and it became his main weapon indeed.

The last question is about the comparison between the Sampras-Agassi and the Fed-Nadal eras. He says that the Fed-Nadal finals are awesome, but he thinks that the other players were stronger at the time of Sampras and Agassi, which also is the reason why Fed-Nadal played so many finals.

If there's one point in particular which is more interesting for you and you'd like to have an exact translation of what he says, just ask.

valou
07-18-2010, 03:59 PM
thank you so much and good luck Seb.

soulage
10-17-2010, 10:34 AM
Seb will play the doubles with Nico Mahut in Orleans :D The draw should be out soon.

A l’occasion du 6ème Open d’Orléans, Sébastien Grosjean et Nicolas Mahut se sont associés pour participer à l’épreuve de double.
Sébastien Grosjean, tout jeune retraité, ambassadeur de l’Open d’Orléans, a décidé de reprendre la raquette le temps du tournoi de double.
Finaliste l’an dernier associé à Olivier PATIENCE, Sébastien sera aux côtés, cette fois-ci, de l’un des meilleurs joueurs français de la discipline, Nicolas Mahut.
L’Angevin, actuel N°160 mondial, est un habitué de l’Open d’Orléans pour avoir été finaliste en simple en 2005 et vainqueur en 2008.
Mondialement connu et reconnu suite à son match historique au 1er tour de Wimbledon, cette année, face à l’américain John Isner: 11H05, 183 jeux sur 3 jours, Nicolas Mahut aura à cœur de montrer son meilleur visage au public Orléanais.
Cette équipe inédite ne manquera pas d’être l’une des attractions du 6ème Open d’Orléans.

soulage
10-17-2010, 11:27 AM
draw is out and they will face Dancevic Bozoljac two big servers. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/2273/mdd.pdf

aliasthad
10-17-2010, 10:38 PM
draw is out and they will face Dancevic Bozoljac two big servers. http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/2273/mdd.pdf

Thanks for the information! :worship:

soulage
10-20-2010, 06:46 PM
they won 64 62 :yeah: Seb looks as if he has gained weight :devil: or maybe it's to be near Nico who is really thin :lol:

http://www.opendorleans.com/img/news/gm.jpg

soulage
10-24-2010, 11:36 AM
They are in final :D vs Renavand/Herbert. Their draw has been really easy and a win would be great :angel:

http://www.opendorleans.com/img/news/PM%20101023%201484.jpg

aliasthad
10-24-2010, 06:47 PM
WooHoo! I hope they win! :dance:

Luinir
10-24-2010, 06:51 PM
They lost in the super tiebreak.

valou
12-04-2010, 05:23 PM
Have you got some news about Seb? Is he with his french friends for the Davis Cup?