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frenchies commitments next year? (esp. in january) ;)

Via
11-05-2004, 09:49 PM
if anyone has info on french players' tournament commitments for next year (esp. during january, in aus) please post it here!!! :worship:

arnaud's official site doesn't have any news (or perhaps the language factor is too confusing for me!)

Marine
11-06-2004, 09:27 AM
I really dunno, they didn't give their programm.
I guess Arnaud will play the same tournaments as the former years, so the australian tournaments...
But I'm not sure you'll be glad to see him ! (see what I read on Bercy site !!!)

http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2004/Album/Vendredi-5-NOV/album2-2004/images/05.jpg
Arnaud Clément (Fra)
5 sur 10 - © FFT
ughhh :help:

Mel
11-06-2004, 10:18 AM
lol. I love the new Arnaud Clément!

Sorry no info, Via. But the first entry lists should come out in a couple of weeks.

Not sure Arnaud can get in some Inter. Series' main draw next January though, given his actual ranking :retard:

stephB
11-06-2004, 05:57 PM
lol. I love the new Arnaud Clément!
whats new???

Marine
11-06-2004, 06:10 PM
whats new???
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2004/Album/Vendredi-5-NOV/album2-2004/images/05.jpg
On the bercy site the legend was: Arnaud Clément (FRA)

- About Lletyon, according to well informed people, he's dating Tatiana Golovin ... :o

- About the truegood Arnaud, maybe Hangdog knows what he'll do after talking with him in St-Pertersburg ;)

Mel
11-06-2004, 06:43 PM
- About Lletyon, according to well informed people, he's dating Tatiana Golovin ... :o


PPPOUUAAAHH!! You got me chocking, Marine.

Kim, and now Tatiana.... what's wrong with him?!!?? :banghead:

Can I just ask how these well informed persons got to know about this?

Marine
11-06-2004, 06:55 PM
I can't answer, ask to A.C, moi j'ai eu la meme reaction ! mdr

Via
11-06-2004, 10:10 PM
uuugggghhhh i asked for frenchies and i got hewittttt????? :tape: lol

if lleyton's dating someone else.... so soon.... we'll get all the goss here in no time, don't worry ;)

mel - yes you're right i suppose even arnaud may not know for sure what his calendar will be, he may have to float around tourneys in the same week depending on whoever gives him the entry or at least a good qualie draw..... uurrrgggghhhhhhh .... i hope he'll still play the same 3 tourneys in january.

lizabeth..*
11-07-2004, 08:23 AM
- About Lletyon, according to well informed people, he's dating Tatiana Golovin ... :o

:lol: So that's why she was watching his match v Marat!!! ;)

I will be going to the Hopman cup in January to see Richie everyone. It's only for quallies and the first day, but its something! :)

Via
11-07-2004, 09:32 PM
don't forget to come back and tell all about perth, liz!!!!!!

what a pity lleyton isn't playing in perth against his new girl (assuming this is all true, of course ;) )

Via
11-07-2004, 09:38 PM
i'm seriously thinking of going to melbourne instead of adelaide in january... at this stage nono looks like ending the year around #100 so he shouldn't have to qualify for the ao... but only just. i would hate to go to melbourne only to have missed the qualies :(

silverwhite
11-08-2004, 12:07 AM
:lol: So that's why she was watching his match v Marat!!! ;)

I will be going to the Hopman cup in January to see Richie everyone. It's only for quallies and the first day, but its something! :)

Have fun! And remember to tell us about it. :D

Marine
11-08-2004, 08:31 PM
:lol: So that's why she was watching his match v Marat!!! ;)

I will be going to the Hopman cup in January to see Richie everyone. It's only for quallies and the first day, but its something! :)

ohhh cool, lucky girl !!!!

stephB
11-09-2004, 01:05 PM
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2004/Album/Vendredi-5-NOV/album2-2004/images/05.jpg
On the bercy site the legend was: Arnaud Clément (FRA)

- About Lletyon, according to well informed people, he's dating Tatiana Golovin ... :o

- About the truegood Arnaud, maybe Hangdog knows what he'll do after talking with him in St-Pertersburg ;)

hehe. i didnt check it that fast. really stupid :)

Via
11-09-2004, 09:25 PM
so far...

ARNAUD CLEMENT

adelaide
?
? aus open


RICHARD GASQUET

perth (hopman cup)
?
? aus open


SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN - no commitments...

lizabeth..*
11-09-2004, 10:37 PM
Richard has to play AO quallies...so I doubt he will play Sydney or Auckland.

Paulo will have to play AO quallies as well :sad:

Via
11-10-2004, 09:32 PM
well, richard turned up in sydney qualifying last year... did he get a wildcard at AO?

lizabeth..*
11-11-2004, 08:39 AM
No...he only just made the cut for direct acceptance!

Via
11-11-2004, 09:01 PM
richard may still make the cut for AO's main draw next year, but not paulo, i'm afraid!

lizabeth..*
11-12-2004, 09:34 AM
Hmmm Richard has moved up a lot...didn't think he was ranked that 'high' (#106)...yes you are right Via...Paulo will miss out by only a couple of spots :(

Via
11-12-2004, 08:36 PM
only a couple? you bet there'll be withdrawals!!!

richard's year-end ranking has been around the same region for 3 years now? knocking on the top 100 door but never get in :(

lizabeth..*
11-15-2004, 11:07 PM
Hmmm well he managed to get up into the 80s at the start of this year...if only he was able to stay there. *shakes fist*

esther
11-21-2004, 02:22 AM
i'm seriously thinking of going to melbourne instead of adelaide in january... at this stage nono looks like ending the year around #100 so he shouldn't have to qualify for the ao... but only just. i would hate to go to melbourne only to have missed the qualies :(

You're coming to Melbourne?!!! OMG how exciting! Come to qualies!

lizabeth..*
11-21-2004, 11:44 PM
:lol: Esther, you are obsessed with quallies!
For good reasons too...yes Via...come to Quallies.

esther
11-22-2004, 12:50 AM
I loooveeed quallies. You know i love anything free!!! But the most important thing is that theres no brats, which makes it all that more special.

esther
11-22-2004, 01:24 AM
Sebs not playing Kooyong *pouts*
NOT FAIR NOT FAIR NOT FAIR!!!!!!!

Via
11-22-2004, 05:44 AM
seb won't be in aus next jan esther!!!

yes .... i'm still thinking about melbourne, but nothing yet has been done :p

well esther have you got your p plates yet?? (not that i dare to climb in, so i won't ask liz either lol)

lizabeth..*
11-22-2004, 06:07 AM
I have my P's. :drive:

Via
11-22-2004, 10:10 PM
hmm the last few weeks after the hsc the roads have been particularly dangerous. there are suddenly lots of p's especially after dark :lol:

ok back to topic... time to check melbourne flights again ;)

Via
11-23-2004, 04:23 AM
sydney international has a new website: http://www.sydneyinternationaltennis.com/

no sign of any frenchie commitments yet.... *keep watch*

however there's this announcement: LIVE SCORES This great new innovation will be launched for the Sydney International 2005. :scared:

esther
11-23-2004, 05:59 AM
seb won't be in aus next jan esther!!!

yes .... i'm still thinking about melbourne, but nothing yet has been done :p

well esther have you got your p plates yet?? (not that i dare to climb in, so i won't ask liz either lol)

SEB ISNT COMING IN JANUARY?!!! WHAT?!!!!!!!! SINCE WHEN???

I just got my Ls today!!! Arent u proud, Liz?! :D :D :D 9 months before i turn 18, not TOO bad! :D

esther
11-23-2004, 06:01 AM
Liz are you driving to the tennis next year?? it'd probably be a lot easier to take the train. Can i stay with you? lol

Marine
11-23-2004, 06:39 PM
Hey Via, where did you read that Seb won't be in australia ?????????? I read an article, he has practiced again for a few weeks, to be ready for the next season... so, :confused: I guess you saw that somewhere on the web.... ?

Via
11-23-2004, 09:45 PM
huh? wasn't that what arnaud meant when hangdog asked him at st petersburg? but yeah he might not know exactly what seb's doing and planning.

me of course i want very much for seb (and arnaud!) to come to sydney!!!!! even if he changes his mind and asks for a wild card at the last minute.

so esther don't get depressed.... don't shoot me either ;)

lizabeth..*
11-24-2004, 01:04 AM
Liz are you driving to the tennis next year?? it'd probably be a lot easier to take the train. Can i stay with you? lol

No not driving, not wasting my money on petrol but more importantly parking. City is a freaking rip off. :mad: Will just get train in, as much as hate it.
Yeah come and stay with me. We need to have that BBQ...wahahahhahahahaha.

I just got my Ls today!!! Arent u proud, Liz?! :D :D 9 months before i turn 18, not TOO bad!

Why didn't you call me and tell me?!!!! I think my 5 months beats that ;)

Mel
11-25-2004, 06:53 PM
From Steveg Forums:
Entry lists for the first '05 tourneys...

Doha
1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Gaudio, Gaston ARG 10
3 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA 15
4 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 16
5 Pavel, Andrei ROM 20
6 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 22
7 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 25
8 El Aynaoui, Younes MAR @27
9 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 28
10 Johansson, Thomas SWE 30
11 Soderling, Robin SWE 34
12 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 36
13 Volandri, Filippo ITA 43
14 Beck, Karol SVK 45
15 Ferrer, David ESP 48
16 Rusedski, Greg GBR 49
17 Andreev, Igor RUS 50
18 Nadal, Rafael ESP 51
19 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 52
20 Costa, Albert ESP 56
21 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 59
22 Arazi, Hicham MAR 60
23 Koubek, Stefan AUT 62
24 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 65
25 Muller, Gilles LUX 68
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates
1. Sanchez, David ESP 74
2. Dupuis, Antony FRA 79
3. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 80
4. Hernych, Jan CZE 83
5. Ulihrach, Bohdan CZE 85
6. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 92
7. Mantilla, Felix ESP 98
8. Patience, Olivier FRA 120
9. Zib, Tomas CZE 122
10. Vanek, Jiri CZE 126
11. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 129
12. Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 130
13. Peya, Alexander AUT 131
14. Karanusic, Roko CRO 132
15. Thomann, Nicolas FRA @132

Adelaide
1 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS 3
2 Johansson, Joachim SWE 12
3 Kiefer, Nicolas GER 21
4 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 26
5 Ancic, Mario CRO 29
6 Dent, Taylor USA 32
7 Stepanek, Radek CZE 33
8 Mayer, Florian GER 35
9 Horna, Luis PER 38
10 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 39
11 Llodra, Michael FRA 41
12 Berdych, Tomas CZE 44
13 Mirnyi, Max BLR 46
14 Malisse, Xavier BEL 47
15 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 53
16 Schalken, Sjeng NED 57
17 Calleri, Agustin ARG 58
18 Ginepri, Robby USA 61
19 Benneteau, Julien FRA 64
20 Martin, Alberto ESP 67
21 Rochus, Olivier BEL 71
22 Enqvist, Thomas SWE 73
23 Sargsian, Sargis ARM 75
24 Starace, Potito ITA 76
25 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 77
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates
1. Dupuis, Antony FRA 79
2. Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 80
3. Sluiter, Raemon NED 82
4. Hernych, Jan CZE 83
5. Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 92
6. Haehnel, Jerome FRA 96
7. Arthurs, Wayne AUS 97
8. Almagro, Nicolas ESP 100
9. Clement, Arnaud FRA 104
10. Gasquet, Richard FRA 109
11. Patience, Olivier FRA 120
12. Zib, Tomas CZE 122
13. Reid, Todd AUS 124
14. Vanek, Jiri CZE 126
15. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 129

Chennai
1 Moya, Carlos ESP 5
2 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 27
3 Schuettler, Rainer GER 42
4 Bjorkman, Jonas SWE 69
5 Calatrava, Alex ESP 81
6 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA @85
7 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 86
8 van Scheppingen, Dennis NED 87
9 Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 89
10 Morrison, Jeff USA 91
11 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 93
12 Kim, Kevin USA 99
13 Ventura, Santiago ESP 101
14 Popp, Alexander GER 102
15 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 103
16 Mutis, Olivier FRA 105
17 Gimelstob, Justin USA @107
18 Carraz, Gregory FRA 111
19 Rochus, Christophe BEL 112
20 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 114
21 Garcia, Adrian CHI 115
22 Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 116
23 Elseneer, Gilles BEL 117
24 Heuberger, Ivo SUI 118
25 Tabara, Michal CZE 119
26 (WC)
27 (WC)
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Alternates
1. Patience, Olivier FRA 120
2. Zib, Tomas CZE 122
3. Vanek, Jiri CZE 126
4. Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 128
5. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 129
6. Lisnard, Jean-Rene FRA 130
7. Peya, Alexander AUT 131
8. Karanusic, Roko CRO 132
9. Thomann, Nicolas FRA @132
10. Aldi, Francesco ITA 134
11. Moodie, Wesley RSA 136
12. Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 138
13. Okun, Noam ISR 139
14. Lopez, Marc ESP 142
15. Salzenstein, Jeff USA 143

Via
11-25-2004, 10:06 PM
mel!!!!!!!!! :worship: :hug: THANKS i must bookmark steveg for the next few weeks

i can immediately spot the good news for seb fans! he's playing first week in january.... extraordinary

whereas arnaud :sad: isn't next year's adelaide a bit full ? he's 9th down the alt list :sad:

esther
11-28-2004, 02:43 AM
VIA!! Lol i was starting to panic. I wish i knew what was going on with him, whats going on with that stupid website of his *angry* He BETTTER be coming to Aus Open, now that you say you arent sure if he is or not, i cant see why he wouldnt be if he's already practising.

Thanks for those lists, mel!!!
Ugh @ arnaud being the NINTH alternate...thats what happens when youre 96TH IN THE WORLD!!!!

Kat!
11-28-2004, 03:58 AM
thanks for posting the entry list!! now i know what i'm missing out on .... @@

actually... maybe the drinks deal should happen in Melbourne no? LOL...

Via
11-29-2004, 09:07 PM
well then someone else will have to play host(ess) in melbourne, hehehe.... the only drinking spot that i know of, downtown melbourne, is the mcdonalds near the station ;)

i wonder what's up with arnaud's website, it's getting kinda stupid too!!!!! i can't wait for week 2's entry lists.

lizabeth..*
11-29-2004, 09:15 PM
well then someone else will have to play host(ess) in melbourne, hehehe.... the only drinking spot that i know of, downtown melbourne, is the mcdonalds near the station ;)

I hope you mean the place near McDonalds by the station? I'd be worried if people were drinking at Maccas these days. :lol:

Anyway, there is like a bar on every corner / 6 shops here in Melbourne, so I am sure you girls will find something. :)

esther
11-30-2004, 04:41 AM
U coming down for Aus Open Kat? You are yeah?

Kat!
11-30-2004, 11:08 AM
yes esther!! can't miss THE open...!!! LOL...

maybe we could venture to the casino or something ;)

lizabeth..*
11-30-2004, 11:18 AM
maybe we could venture to the casino or something ;)

Thats the only way to go Spaniard spotting.

(Besides the tennis of course)

Kat!
11-30-2004, 11:31 AM
Thats the only way to go Spaniard spotting.

(Besides the tennis of course)


:devil: now that wasn't my intention of course............. :hearts:

Via
11-30-2004, 09:43 PM
I hope you mean the place near McDonalds by the station? I'd be worried if people were drinking at Maccas these days. :lol:

i did mean those 99% fat free smoothies :lol: why not ;)

i've booked my flights! now for the ground passes today........ everything's happening and i still have one exam to go :(

lizabeth..*
12-01-2004, 07:55 AM
i did mean those 99% fat free smoothies

Of course you did!

Marine
12-01-2004, 09:14 AM
Richard's schedule :

- Adelaide: qualifs
- Hopman cup with Tatiana
- AO ( qualifs or not)
- then probably the suth american tour on clay (not sure)

lizabeth..*
12-01-2004, 09:51 AM
Wait one moment...isn't it Hopman then Adelaide?....I am so lost. :lol:

Ohh well, as long as I see him, it doesn't matter. Not too sure how long he will hang around in Melbourne for ;)

esther
12-01-2004, 11:47 PM
yes esther!! can't miss THE open...!!! LOL...

maybe we could venture to the casino or something ;)

I'm 17!! LOL *depressed* Cant you postpone ur exciting exploits until next year?! :angel:

esther
12-01-2004, 11:48 PM
Via you could just get the ground passes when u get down here, u can buy them at Melbourne Park if youre not sure which days youre going or whatever.

Dont you feel lucky to live in Melbourne, Liz? hehe :)

Via
12-02-2004, 05:18 AM
already got my tickets! :D

why isn't sydney updating its entry field? do they have something up their sleeves, or what?

esther you are sooo illegal for most things ;)

lizabeth..*
12-02-2004, 05:23 AM
esther you are sooo illegal for most things ;)


I'm not! :banana:

Via
12-02-2004, 05:34 AM
liz looks like you've finished your exams. so have i :bounce:

Via
12-02-2004, 10:24 PM
sydney's entry list is out at steveg's forum: http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=451&sid=0a3ef94c4d9c67a16970b04da6bf3c76

think i'll have some trouble staying awake on courtside :o

not suprisingly, arnaud is nowhere near making the list or even the alternates... it now depends on whether he wants to show up for the qualifying. i don't think there're any attractive challengers on aussie mainland that week, eh?? *fingers crossed he doesn't go to auckland*

whereas seb (i've found i need to watch out for him lately, lol) doesn't appear on either sydney or auckland and we already know he doesn't play kooyong.... :confused:

paulo's name however has appeared on auckland's alternates :eek: didn't know he's now #85

Kat!
12-03-2004, 01:34 PM
damn it... Sydney got a certain Italian.... =.=

Via
12-03-2004, 10:09 PM
i'm not saying that sydney is totally devoid of eye-candies ;)

lizabeth..*
12-04-2004, 10:51 AM
DON'T GO TO AUCKLAND PAULO!!

I wanted to take him to Aix :sad:

There didn't happen to be a certain (with gay tendancies) Spaniard attending the festivities in Sydney on that list? (It's not working for me)

Marine
12-05-2004, 08:07 PM
Good news !!!!!!
New seb's interview in stade 2 !!!!! He's alive !!!!!!!!! lol

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=22522

Via
12-06-2004, 05:01 AM
marine, you're excited ;)

liz the entry lists are now posted here on mtf too!

esther
12-06-2004, 07:22 AM
SEEEEEEEBBBBBBB youre ALIVVVVVEEEEEEEEE~!!!!

Sammy
12-07-2004, 01:03 AM
I'm so happy he's back!

Fingers crossed he plays at the Australian Open. I won two ground passes to the Open on Triple M (Melbourne radio station) last Friday! For January 17th!

:) :)

Please play in Australia Seb!!!

Sammy

Via
12-07-2004, 02:24 AM
i have a rod laver ticket for 17th :) but no place to stay yet...

(does esther have a spare bed? lol ;) )

esther
12-07-2004, 04:34 AM
what are the dates you'll be down here for, Via? You can stay with me i guess!! hehe

Via
12-08-2004, 09:49 PM
really esther??? will you have to sleep on the floor if i get your bed? lol ;)

my dates are 15 - 18, i'll be at melbourne park all 4 days i think, unless there're some relatives of relatives who want to see me. i hope to meet up with people I know here (ie. esther, liz, kat, bjorkmangirl.... if we can arrange it :) that would be a big party for me, cos i usually hang out at tournaments by myself!

lizabeth..*
12-08-2004, 10:59 PM
Everywhere I am is a party Via! :banana: I am sure we can all arrange to meet up. It will be nice. Yay!

esther
12-09-2004, 01:07 AM
Yeah we'll definitely meet up Via!! What happened this year was that we split up during the day so everyone can see who they want to see and then met up later...but Liz, we're going to have to sort out a cheaper version of meeting up than calling because we both remember how much our phone bills were over Dec-Jan...lol. A pranking system maybe?! *shrugs*

kukka
12-09-2004, 03:11 PM
It seems that we'll have to wait even longer before Nicolas Escudé returns to tennis action. From sports.fr:

Escudé devra patienter Le 09/12/2004 - 10:50

Nicolas Escudé, opéré de l'épaule en septembre, ne pourra pas reprendre l'entraînement à la mi-janvier comme il l'espérait initialement. La faute à une vive douleur qui l'a contraint au repos total. "Moralement, ça a été dur à encaisser... Au mieux, je serai prêt pour Roland-Garros. Soit un an pile après le début des ennuis", explique-t-il dans les colonnes de L'Equipe.

:sad: :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing: :crying2:

Elina

Kat!
12-10-2004, 01:20 PM
my dates are 15 - 18, i'll be at melbourne park all 4 days i think


Via!!! AO doesn't open on the Sunday!!!! (as I've learnt the hard way lol) so we all can meet up then? :)

Marine
12-10-2004, 08:32 PM
Richard has been practising in RG for a week, with lots other players, a pic:

http://www.fft.fr/news/photos2004/gasquet.jpg

According to l'equipe and the website of FFT, Richard will play the challenger of Noumea from the 3 to 9th januar (that would mean he won't play the hopman cup :confused: ), then the qualifs of Sydney, then the AO...

Via
12-10-2004, 10:11 PM
Via!!! AO doesn't open on the Sunday!!!! (as I've learnt the hard way lol) so we all can meet up then? :)

:eek: :banghead: doesn't even open the gates?

day for shopping, fun and games, lol and yes, meeting up :)

esther :eek: :eek: you have posted your 'home alone' schedule online :lol:

thank very much for your kind invitation, lol!!!!!!! to be honest i don't think your mum would be pleased to find some stranger staying at her home, while she's away!!!! esp i should be old enough to afford my lodgings ;) so don't worry about it. really. i'm only leaving the accomodation decision till later hopefully getting one of those 'last minute' deals. unless someone tells me here that there isn't gonna be any last minute deals in melbourne during the open :(

Via
12-10-2004, 10:15 PM
Richard has been practising in RG for a week, with lots other players, a pic:

http://www.fft.fr/news/photos2004/gasquet.jpg

According to l'equipe and the website of FFT, Richard will play the challenger of Noumea from the 3 to 9th januar (that would mean he won't play the hopman cup :confused: ), then the qualifs of Sydney, then the AO...

qualies in sydney... he'd better not collapse again in the heat! it's been said that we're going to get a particularly hot summer this time.

lizabeth..*
12-10-2004, 11:37 PM
Richard has been practising in RG for a week, with lots other players, a pic:

http://www.fft.fr/news/photos2004/gasquet.jpg

According to l'equipe and the website of FFT, Richard will play the challenger of Noumea from the 3 to 9th januar (that would mean he won't play the hopman cup :confused: ), then the qualifs of Sydney, then the AO...

PSAKFHPSNGPEHFOIWHEO NDLJAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE CANT NOT GO TO PERTH....farking idiot, I'm going for him. Could they be wrong Marine?! He can't pull out of the Hopman Cup...can he?! ARRGGGHHHH

If he does I am seriously going to KILL HIM..... :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

lizabeth..*
12-10-2004, 11:38 PM
Oohhh OOohhhh maybe thats if he loses quallies in Perth?! Cos he has to play on the 1st. Ooohh ok. Yes thats it!

esther
12-11-2004, 03:12 AM
Via- Yeah really shouldnt post my home alone schedule online huh? lol *goes to edit it* Well if you do need a place to stay or dont feel like going to a hotel you can always come visit me :) Hope you find nice accomadation somewhere anyways theres heapssss of places close to the city

Kat- thats a good idea... Hopefully it'll be all sunny and prettiful so Liz and I can take you guys around Melbourne :) Altho its been raining here for days and will be raining for the next week or something...It better not be like this come January!!

About Nico- thats so sad :( :( :( But at least he'll be able to play Roland Garros hopefully...

Marine
12-11-2004, 04:41 AM
qualies in sydney... he'd better not collapse again in the heat! it's been said that we're going to get a particularly hot summer this time.

:mad: AO and hot summer, awww it's so unfair !!!!
Here, no tennis, and cold weather (0 degrees today) :sad:

Can I come to see you ???

Kat!
12-11-2004, 04:53 AM
Via - there shouldn't be a problem finding last minute accomoodation... last year I booked a week before through the flight centre site I think, and it's ok. i don't think Aus Open is as crazy as say Grand Prix when everything is expensive. But you might want to do your research now and see which hotels you want to stay at (close to everything, got the facilities you want etc) so you can just jump in and buy when you see a good deal!


lol... it seems that sunday is the only real "tennis free" day!!! i'm trying to stay away from shopping... cos i'll be broke by then...!!!

Marine
12-11-2004, 05:39 PM
That's official, Richard and Tatiana won't play the Hopman Cup. Both decided it's better to play a tournament (him, in Noumea, her, in Gold Coast) than to play the qualifs of HC, (cos if they don't win the qualifs, they won't play of the week).
I'm very disapointed for you, liz :sad: and yes, you will can insult him when you will meet him in Melbourne ! (for french insults, I know you're luent ... ;) )

Via
12-11-2004, 09:22 PM
thanks for the advice, kat!!! yes that's usually what i do anyway these days with hotels... but i happened to find one at the lastminute site which had its AO two weeks all crossed out, (no discount offer) and that made me a little nervous!

well anyway, now we know there's a last resort somewhere in suburban melbourne, with a :wavey: esther as hostess ;) ;)

marine - no tennis and cold weather, that's us in june, no need to :mad: hehehe

poor liz, that's the worst nightmare for a fan after everything is booked!.... let's hope perth has other attractions

esther
12-11-2004, 11:35 PM
Can I come to see you ???

Aww you know i wish you could come and visit, Marine!!!! :kiss:

I think Liz is working on that Sunday 'day off' so it may be left to me to take you people around lol :awww: That may turn into a disaster. Maybe Prazz will come with lol

That sucks that Tatiana and Richard pulled out!!!!

esther
12-11-2004, 11:37 PM
BTW...Have i mentioned that my house takes more than an hour by public transport to get to the city? Lol...if only i had a car and parking in the city was easy and cheap

lizabeth..*
12-12-2004, 12:58 AM
That's official, Richard and Tatiana won't play the Hopman Cup. Both decided it's better to play a tournament (him, in Noumea, her, in Gold Coast) than to play the qualifs of HC, (cos if they don't win the qualifs, they won't play of the week).
I'm very disapointed for you, liz :sad: and yes, you will can insult him when you will meet him in Melbourne ! (for french insults, I know you're luent ... ;) )

OMG YOUR NOT FUCKING SERIOUS?!!!!!

ARRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH........I hate him. Seriously. Mother focker.

Marine
12-12-2004, 07:32 AM
*fluent

yes, I'm sorry for you.

lizabeth..*
12-12-2004, 09:31 PM
*whimper* :sad:

Via
12-12-2004, 09:47 PM
BTW...Have i mentioned that my house takes more than an hour by public transport to get to the city? Lol...if only i had a car and parking in the city was easy and cheap

aren't you on your L plates? we can hop right in :devil:

i had stayed with friends in a suburb called doncaster before, i had to take a bus to get to the city for the tennis. i didn't find it that bad though. i had lots of time to waste :p

oh liz if you had prior notice, maybe a package to new caledonia wasn't such a bad idea! there're lots of advertising right now. i never been there, never knew that it's a tennis 'stop'!!! but it's supposed to be closer to sydney than perth is.

lizabeth..*
12-12-2004, 11:55 PM
oh liz if you had prior notice, maybe a package to new caledonia wasn't such a bad idea! there're lots of advertising right now. i never been there, never knew that it's a tennis 'stop'!!! but it's supposed to be closer to sydney than perth is.

If only dad had a business trip planned there, I could have gone for free.

Btw, I used to live in Doncaster :p

esther
12-15-2004, 06:44 AM
France out of Hopman Cup
December 13, 2004

A MIX-UP over entries has forced France to withdraw from the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis event in Perth next month.

Exciting teenager Tatiana Golovin entered the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts WTA event on the Gold Coast in the same week, unknown to French team officials.

Facing a fine for a no-show at a tour event, the French allowed their 16-year-old to go ahead with her Gold Coast appointment and withdrew from the ITF-sanctioned Hopman Cup to be replaced by Zimbabwe.

lizabeth..*
12-15-2004, 09:35 AM
Don't rub it in Esther! This week has been bad enough :sad:

michelleg
12-15-2004, 02:35 PM
Finally had the chance to read the posts here and I am just so green with envy (and blue from the cold air outside - its a miserable 48F here in south Florida!)

I anxiously await your lovely reports, ladies (and photos, of course!)

richard gasquet
12-15-2004, 06:06 PM
OMG YOUR NOT FUCKING SERIOUS?!!!!!

ARRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH........I hate him. Seriously. Mother focker.


dont you think sometimes that perhaps, richard and tati Have their own reasons for not playing the hopman cup??? :o

Your curses against richard proves 1) that you are intolerant

2) you dont know that a tennis player career is made of choices, richard has made his decision thats all :rolleyes:

Respect it and players in general. :(

Marine
12-15-2004, 06:42 PM
Ehh ohhh tu te calmes toi aussi tu parles pas comme ça à liz merci !
Tu te ramènes ici pour la 1ere fois et tu te permets de critiquer sans savoir.
Liz est l'une des plus grandes fans de Richard, elle dit ça sous le coup de la déception, c'est pas pour autant qu'elle va le détester. La parole est libre ici, on n'hésite pas à critiquer nos joueurs ( et dans le cas de Liz, de les insulter de tps à autre, mais ça fait partie du personnage), pas la peine de prendre leur défense. :rolleyes:

Marine
12-15-2004, 06:49 PM
J'ajouterai pour finir qu'elle a réservé son billet pour Perth dès qu'elle a su que Richard allait y aller, melbourne -perth c'est pas paris - lille si tu vois ce que je veux dire, elle peut être dégoutée d'avoir dépensé autant pour rien.

michelleg
12-15-2004, 06:53 PM
YIKES!!! Who has bunchy skivvies today? OK, so if anyone should, its me, because its so effing cold here, I work too much, there's no tennis on the telly, I am surrounded by blithering idiots and I don't get to see any live tennis until February at the earliest.

Now let the poor child vent, its good for the soul.

Marine
12-15-2004, 06:58 PM
poor Michelle, in her coldddd Florida...( -2 degrees here today, think to us, please ;) )

richard gasquet
12-15-2004, 07:07 PM
c'est toi qui va te calmer et arrêter de m'agresser!! :rolleyes: lorsque j'ai posté ce post je l'ai fait en reaction aux commentaires désobligeants et totalement négatifs à l'encontre de richard et jveux pas dire mais lorsque ton amie que tu défend eperdument sort des insultes comme ceux qu'elle a sorti juste parcque richard ne jouait pas la hopmancup ça m'a sidéré,

elle en a fait tout un patacaisse sans se demander finalement si ça ne tenait ka lui puisque ils sont 2 dans l'affaire, fo pas oublier que tatiana golovin a sa part de responsabilité mais qu'importe c son choix et puis c tout.

J'ai trouvé sa reaction abusé mais jsuis pas sensé connaitre tous ses plans,si elle habite à perpète ou pas, ça t'as raison sur ce point la :rolleyes:

Marine
12-15-2004, 07:16 PM
Donc renseigne-toi la prochaine fois. ;)
Sur ce, bienvenue qd meme... :o

richard gasquet
12-15-2004, 07:19 PM
c'était ironique mais c pas grave :angel:

Hangdog
12-15-2004, 07:50 PM
poor Michelle, in her coldddd Florida...( -2 degrees here today, think to us, please ;) )

Dear girls, welcome to our hot Russia!! It's something about +5°C here today and there hasn't been no snow here just for ages!!.. It's so great to ski here on grass and ice... *there are not enough smiles to describe my feelinings*

Marine
12-15-2004, 07:55 PM
I imagine hangdog... go to Norway, Ole will welcome you with pleasure... lol

Hangdog
12-15-2004, 08:11 PM
Ole Einar is in Austria now... He as always skips biathlon WC because he's going to take a part in ski WC in Ramsau on Saturday. But anyway to go to Norway is one of my best dreams... =))

richard gasquet
12-30-2004, 06:16 PM
Le grand retour d’Arnaud Di Pasquale
Grand habitué des courts du Ouen-Toro, Arnaud Di Pasquale n’était pourtant plus revenu sur le Territoire depuis trois ans. De galères en blessures, celui qui avait été 39e mondial en avril 2000 n’est plus désormais que 234e.

Pourtant, le médaillé de bronze des Jeux de Sydney refuse de baisser les bras. Il revient à Nouméa avec un moral et une santé tout neufs. C’est son dos qui a été la cause de tous ses malheurs. « La dernière fois que j’étais à Nouméa (c’était en 2001), je n’avais même pas pu m’entraîner », se souvient-il.
« A cause de cette blessure au dos, je n’avais pas pu jouer pendant treize mois. Je n’ai repris qu’en avril et, en repartant de zéro, je suis remonté aux environs de la 200e place. La saison 2004 n’a donc pas été si mauvaise. Surtout que je n’ai pas l’impression d’avoir si bien joué. C’est de bon augure pour la suite », raconte-t-il.
C’est donc en (télé) spectateur qu’il a suivi les JO d’Athènes. « C’était un peu dur de suivre de loin les copains qui y étaient. J’étais vraiment content pour Amélie Mauresmo (médaille d’argent, ndlr) et un peu déçu pour Sébastien Grosjean qui n’était pas très loin d’une médaille. Mais ce n’est pas fini. Pourquoi pas à Pékin en 2008 ? », s’interroge-t-il.
Cette parenthèse fermée, Di Pasquale ne veut plus penser qu’à la nouvelle saison qui va commencer avec ce tournoi de Nouméa. « C’est l’occasion rêvée de bien préparer l’Open d’Australie puisque la surface est la même », se félicite-t-il.

Un plateau relevé

« Le plateau est relevé, ne serait-ce qu’avec les petits Français qui sont là depuis une semaine. Parmi eux il y a des joueurs talentueux. Du côté des étrangers, ce n’est pas mal non plus ». Dans de telles conditions, gagner « s’annonce difficile », estime-t-il. « J’ai arrêté de jouer fin septembre et la seule ambition est d’aller le plus loin possible, sans me fixer vraiment de limites ».
« Gagner, ce serait bien pour la confiance. Mais l’année sera longue et on ne doit pas s’arrêter sur un ou deux échecs. A 25 ans, j’ai suffisamment accumulé d’expérience pour savoir gérer tout ça. A Melbourne, ce sera une tout autre affaire. Il faudra déjà se qualifier. »
« Tout peut aller très vite, dans un sens comme dans l’autre. Il faut y croire. Je m’entraîne, je fais beaucoup d’efforts pour ça. J’ai été dans les 50 premiers mondiaux et je sais ce que cela représente. Je n’ai pas l’impression d’en être si loin. Je sais que je peux revenir, sinon je ne continuerais pas à jouer », conclut-il.
Un autre revenant, c’est Jérôme Golmard qui en est même à sa deuxième participation au tournoi nouméen. « C’est toujours un plaisir de revenir à Nouméa où j’ai de bons souvenirs. C’est sympa de se retrouver dans un endroit où on peut parler français, si loin de chez nous », s’exclame le Dijonais.
Commencer 2005 par une victoire plairait bien à Golmard pas très satisfait de ses performances de l’année. « J’ai bien joué dans les tournois du Grand Chelem, mais le reste du temps, je n’étais pas très motivé. Pour moi, c’est donc une saison un peu de transition, même si je suis parvenu à garder un classement convenable », ajoute celui qui termine l’année à la 133e place.

Plus de temps à perdre

Battu l’an passé en deux sets (6-2 et 6-3) par l’Argentin Diego Veronelli, tête de série N. 4, Golmard veut aller cette fois jusqu’au bout et, pourquoi pas, gagner. Mais il sait pertinemment que sa tache ne sera pas facile. « Le niveau est beaucoup plus relevé. Il est surtout bien plus homogène », estime-t-il.
« L’an dernier, il y avait quelques joueurs qui étaient au-dessus du lot. Cette année, certains peuvent devenir très forts, mais au niveau du classement c’est beaucoup plus resserré. Passer le premier tour serait déjà bien. Si le corps et le tennis suivent, je pense pouvoir aller plus loin », estime-t-il. Une chose est sûre, Golmard, qui avait atteint le 22e rang mondial en avril 1999, n’a plus de temps à perdre.

--Réunion des bénévoles au Ouen Toro

Les bénévoles ayant accepté de tenir un rôle lors du tournoi Challenger ATP sont convoqués ce jeudi 30 décembre sur les courts du Ouen-Toro. A 9 heures pour les juges de ligne, à 10 heures pour les ramasseurs de balle et à 17h30 pour les hôtesses et les autres bénévoles. Au programme de tous ; formation, information et remise des tenues. La présence de tous est indispensable.




Pierre Guillot

michelleg
12-30-2004, 07:51 PM
thanks for the Dip news, always nice to see that he's not "forgotten!"

richard gasquet
12-31-2004, 09:57 PM
bad news for michael llodra


31/12 12:30 - Tennis, ATP
Llodra sur le flanc
Actuellement malade, Michaël Llodra a déclaré forfait pour l’ouverture de la saison 2005. Il ne prendra pas part au tournoi d’Adélaïde, qui débute lundi.

Le début de la nouvelle saison tennistique se fera sans Michael Llodra. Le tennisman français, double vainqueur de l’Open d’Australie en double, est malade et a dû déclarer forfait pour le tournoi d’Adélaïde. C’est ennuyeux mais mieux vaut être sur pieds pour le premier grand rendez-vous de la saison : l’Open d’Australie. La première levée du Grand Chelem commence le 17 janvier.

Via
12-31-2004, 10:11 PM
thanks rg... i saw his name off the adelaide entry but didn't know why.

richard gasquet
01-01-2005, 01:53 PM
;)

Hangdog
01-01-2005, 07:23 PM
Micka :sad:
Hope he'll be better soon!

esther
01-04-2005, 07:23 AM
Get better soon mika! Hope hes well enough for AO

Marine
01-04-2005, 07:04 PM
It's (really) official, Arnaud is in the main draw in Melrbourne. Sorry Via, but I was confused (me and english :rolleyes: ) until I read it today in l'equipe.
So that's cool. :)
And Richard too of course.

Via
01-04-2005, 09:31 PM
no problem marine! i was just as confused, and i don't have english for an excuse ;) (i hope?)