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Arnaud to stop in 2012

soulage
11-29-2011, 09:24 AM
In the local part of 20minutes paper they write the end is for 2012 :sad: :sad:

No time to translate but he would have say to this paper he would stop in 2012 because of the body. He would start in Nouméa, play AO qualies and could stop after Wimbledon.

Arnaud Clément rangera sa raquette en 2012

Miné par les blessures, Arnaud Clément va entamer sa dernière année à courir derrière les balles jaunes. Comme si ce n'était que du bonus. « Avec mon jeu, je ne pensais pas durer si longtemps. Je me suis souvent comparé à Michael Chang. Lui, il a arrêté à 28 ans, je croyais devoir dire stop à 30 ans. J'en ai 34 et je cours toujours. » Même si « la Clé » n'a jamais remporté de tournois du Grand Chelem, il n'a aucun regret, faisant valoir son beau parcours à l'Open d'Australie en 2001. « Par rapport à d'autres tennismen, je ne me suis jamais mis de gros objectifs, à part peut-être l'Open 13 de Marseille. Que j'ai du reste gagné en 2006, sortant Nadal en demie et Ancic en finale sous les yeux de mes proches et ma famille », s'enthousiasme l'Aixois qui sait maintenant que sa carrière est derrière lui. « Cette année, je vais juste essayer d'en profiter, de m'éclater et faire des gros matchs pour battre des têtes d'affiches. » Encore faut-il que le physique suive pour l'homme au bandana qui n'a pas été épargné ces dernières saisons. « Mentalement, je suis prêt, mais ça grince un peu de partout au niveau des articulations », soupire Arnaud Clément, qui n'appréhende pas du tout sa fin de carrière. « Quand j'arrêterai, je vais me reposer quelques mois pour retrouver une vie normale, sans les voyages. » Un nouveau rythme de vie après quinze ans sur les circuits.E. M.

Un programme decrescendo à venir
Arnaud Clément, 153e mondial, va devoir batailler cette saison pour obtenir sa qualification dans les Grands Chelems en 2012. « Affûté et motivé », l'Aixois, qui va partir en tournoi en Nouvelle-Calédonie, se voit déjà disputer les qualifications à Melbourne en janvier malgré une blessure à l'épaule. Ce n'est qu'après Wimbledon qu'il dira stop ou encore.

Via
11-29-2011, 01:38 PM
In the local part of 20minutes paper they confirm the end for 2012 :sad: :sad:

No time to translate but he would have say to this paper he would stop in 2012 because of the body. He would start in Nouméa, play AO qualies and could stop after Wimbledon.

:sad::sad: at least he announces in advance.

google:
Arnaud Clement drew up his racket in 2012

Plagued by injuries, Arnaud Clement will start his final year running after the yellow balls. As if that was just a bonus. "With my game, I did not last so long. I've often compared to Michael Chang. Him, he stopped at 28, I thought I have to say stop to 30 years. I'm 34 and I still ongoing. "Even if the" key "has never won a Grand Slam, he has no regrets, arguing its great run in the Australian Open in 2001. "Compared to other tennis players, I've never set big goals, except perhaps the Open 13 in Marseille. I won the rest in 2006, out in half and Ancic Nadal in the final in front of my family and my family, "enthuses the Aix who knows now that his career is behind him. "This year, I'll just try to enjoy, have fun and make big matches to beat the headliners. "It is also necessary to follow the natural man in bandana that has not been spared in recent seasons. "Mentally, I'm ready, but it grinds a little everywhere in the joints," sighs Arnaud Clement, who does not apprehend any of his late career. "When I stop, I'll rest for a few months to return to normal life without travel. "A new pace of life after fifteen years on circuits.E. M.

how many rounds do you think he'll last at qualies in melbourne? :p

soulage
11-29-2011, 04:26 PM
I read the article more precisely what i didn't do this morning :devil: In the quotations of Arno's words he doesn't say he will retire in 2012. Then the journalist gives his schedule which stresses that he will stop in 2012. Well the end in 2012 is more that an option anyway :sad:

how many rounds do you think he'll last at qualies in melbourne? :p
Needs a good draw and feels pain free. We'll see :angel:

Marine
11-29-2011, 07:04 PM
Yes, he doesn't say anywhere he'll stop in 2012.
That's the newspaper which makes this supposition !
Maybe Arnaud will stop at the end of 2012, but I'm pretty sure he has not decided it. Or, he has not decided to annonce it now.

soulage
11-29-2011, 07:22 PM
I changed the title until he says it with his own words ;) I should have payed more attention this morning :stupid:

He can stop of course continues as a doubles player well we'll wait :angel:

Via
11-30-2011, 07:36 AM
i should be glad, at least it's confirmed he plans to go to melbourne at least one more time.

:bounce: :bounce:

he doesn't just outlast michael chang in longevity, he outlasts most players at 34. he's only started to struggle with injuries this past year.

soulage
11-30-2011, 10:15 AM
Confirmed in l'equipe :sad:

The shoulder, the elbow and now the hip hurt him :sad: He says that his body asked him to stop and so it's just lucidity to do it. He will normally play 6 months and if everything is OK he could play until the end of the season but it will be again a decision of his body :o He says he could play some doubles then even in 2013 if he has the desire.

So we can consider it's official :sad:

Schedule: Noumea, AO qualies, Montpellier, Marseille according l'equipe. So if the body is OK you can wait for him Via ;)

he doesn't just outlast michael chang in longevity, he outlasts most players at 34. he's only started to struggle with injuries this past year.
Yes in 2010 he was still competitive and even this year he was near to win the biggest challenger of the year (Orleans)

Marine
11-30-2011, 02:35 PM
So we can consider it's official :sad:



Now I think we can :sad:
It's not a bad thing. I mean, it's been a long time he's not really competitive, to win 2 matchs in a row has become quite unpossible... but well, it's weird to imagine tennis world without arnaud !
Only the last sentence makes me smile (it's my dream !!!!!)

soulage
11-30-2011, 06:58 PM
Only the last sentence makes me smile (it's my dream !!!!!)
And you see him as a captain ? As i said in the other day i'm not sure he's done for this job ;). He's not a chief and too nice with the guys.

I was reading comments on twitter and a tennis journalist was saying that he could be good as DC trainer but also too bad in english for DC Captain :lol: Well I'm OK he could be a good trainer but with which captain ? And 2013 is maybe too soon for him :confused: After 2012 Arno will surely take time for him. The reconversion is a big deal

Kezzi
12-02-2011, 09:09 PM
That his English is too bad for a captain shouldn't be a problem. :shrug: It's his English at this moment, he can take a course if he needs it. It's not that I find a lot of news from Forget in English when it comes to DC. :p

Fat Camel
12-12-2011, 02:41 PM
Arnaud jokes that if he stays in TOP-50 at the end of the season, he will continue playing ATP :)

Une saison qui sera donc la dernière... Sûr et certain ?
Arnaud : « Normalement. Enfin, sauf si je finis l'année dans les 50 premiers ! »
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