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Seb isnt playing Kooyong!!!!

esther
11-22-2004, 01:23 AM
List for Kooyong:
Roger Federer
David Nalbandian
Andy Roddick
Andre Agassi
Gaston Gaudio
Nicolas Massu
Paradorn Srichapan
Tim Henman

I'm distraught!! and i can safely say that Rachael is too!! *cries*

rebel
11-22-2004, 05:33 AM
I'm distraught!! and i can safely say that Rachael is too!! *cries*

Yes I am very disappointed about this because it's a good venue. :sad:
Now that I've rearranged my work holidays *again*, I hope we will see a very focused Seb at the Australian Open.

esther
11-23-2004, 06:01 AM
via said hes not coming to aus in january?
whats going on?!!!! *cries*

wilma
11-23-2004, 08:09 AM
It's weird, isn't it, this lack of information? How does Via know Seb's not playing the AO?

Via
11-23-2004, 09:58 PM
from the grape vines........ sorry seb fans! nothing is certain, so let's hope for the best!

Via
11-25-2004, 10:20 PM
ok let me bring in the good news just for once ;)

according to a post on steveg's forum, seb is on the entry list at doha, 1st week of january :D

http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=426 (mel has also posted the same info in our french musketeers forum)

esther
11-28-2004, 02:55 AM
:)
Thanks for that heart attack scare, Via ;) but you made up for it, so youre forgiven hehe.

Its hard to know whats going on with him...i guess we'll just have to wait. Easier for me, but it'd be hell for people trying to organise tickets and stuff. Please play Aus Open Seb!!! I've got a feeling he will tho, he loves it here!!! Riiiiiiighttttttt...:S

NikeTennis
12-02-2004, 04:09 AM
thats fucked!!! shit list why isnt ginepri playing!! or moya?!

alex.2812
12-05-2004, 11:06 AM
will he play aus open?

esther
12-06-2004, 07:51 AM
He should be playing Aus Open...otherwise i will give him a piece of my mind!!!

But...He's got a new trainer so he's back to training and thinking about next year so i'm pretty sure he's playing.

Alison
12-07-2004, 06:36 PM
I take it that his 'official' web site still isn't up to date ?

Hope we get some good news soon :)

esther
12-09-2004, 01:08 AM
that website died a while ago i dont know if its ever coming back! lol

Lizan
12-09-2004, 09:48 PM
:wavey:

I think its a very good thing that Seb has a new coach, lets see what it brings.. Maybe he wins wimbledon this year lol.. He was pretyt close..
I really hope he plays AO, its not the same without him, oh and I dont have school around that time, soooooo omg I can watch it.. I want 2 see him again :sad:, come back SEBBB :shout: :hug:

Marine
12-10-2004, 04:42 AM
I don't see why he wouldn't play the AO... he prectices again for 6 weeks, he'll be ready. :)

wilma
12-10-2004, 11:01 AM
I dont have school around that time, soooooo omg I can watch it..

Lizan, you must know by know that Seb's matches are hardly ever shown on TV ;)

Marine
12-10-2004, 04:27 PM
Lizan, you must know by know that Seb's matches are hardly ever shown on TV ;)

Except when you live in France ;)

wilma
12-10-2004, 04:31 PM
Yes, Marine, rub it in lol

crystal
12-10-2004, 08:54 PM
Who is seb's next trainer ?

esther
12-11-2004, 03:40 AM
coach you mean? I dont think he has one does he?
That jamaican guy was his physical trainer wasnt he?

Marine
12-11-2004, 04:35 AM
Right, it's his Army trainer...lol
He seems to have an american trainer, but they didn't say his name, it's not clear.

crystal
12-11-2004, 09:30 PM
thanks. I saw stade 2 video, seems that it's an american coach, coz seb would like to try the "american method" ;-)

esther
12-11-2004, 11:39 PM
why is he so obsessed with american things?! *grumbles*

Marine
12-12-2004, 07:34 AM
Maybe he's right, this method works, see all the american players...
(But I don't think it will suit to Seb though )

Lizan
12-12-2004, 11:22 AM
Lizan, you must know by know that Seb's matches are hardly ever shown on TV ;)

I actually meant Australian Open, but I would be very happy if I could see seb.. btw in the highlights on Eurosport they always show him.. :bounce:

esther
12-12-2004, 08:08 PM
Hope he gets a good draw...he'll be seeded around 15 which is alright but it'll be interesting to see how he goes in the earlier rounds...and tests out his new theories...:rolleyes: hehe

crystal
12-13-2004, 05:16 PM
Yes anyway.......we're looking forward to seeing him again !!!
Hope he'll start a wonderful season.....at least, a year without injuries would be great !!!

Mel
12-16-2004, 11:05 AM
Seb's new coach is Brad Stine, and it's official...


Grosjean avec Brad Stine
(fft.fr- 16 dec 2004) - C'est officiel : le nouveau coach de Sébastien Grosjean est l'Américain Brad Stine. Le duo débutera sa collaboration en 2005.

Après sa séparation avec Thierry Tulasne, Sébastien Grosjean a donc choisi la voie des Etats-Unis pour trouver son nouvel entraîneur. Brad Stine s'est notamment occupé par le passé de Jim Courier. C'est un coach qui possède de solides références.

Grosjean semble donc décidé à prendre un nouveau départ après avoir mis un terme à sa saison 2004 juste après l'US Open. L'association entre les deux hommes débutera en janvier, en Australie.

Hangdog
12-16-2004, 03:29 PM
Some more info from L'Equipe, 16.12.04:

"Grosjean avec Brad Stine

Séparé de Thierry Tulasne depuis qu'il a mis un terme à sa saison début septembre, Sébastien Grosjean a engagé officiellement Brad Stine comme entraîneur afin de préparer 2005 dans les meilleures conditions, selon L'Equipe de jeudi.

L'Américain est connu sur le circuit pour s'être occupé de Jim Courier, ancien numéro un mondial, durant plus de sept ans. Plus récemment, il a collaboré avec Mardy Fish et Taylor Dent.

Le numéro un tricolore retrouve un coach qu'il avait déjà croisé par le passé lors de différents stages. «Je ne le connaissais pas particulièrement avant, mais je le côtoyais sur le circuit lorsqu'il s'occupait de Dent et Fish. Il est assez sympa au premier abord. Et puis, j'avais envie de découvrir une autre culture, une autre façon de travailler.»

Grosjean a déjà eu le temps de voir la différence avec l'entraînement prodigué par Tulasne. «Je frappe plus de balles, plus fort... J'ai eu pas mal d'ampoules à la reprise en novembre.»

En stage jusqu'à dimanche à Boca Raton, Grosjean débutera pleinement sa collaboration à partir de la semaine prochaine. Le Français a programmé sa rentrée pour le tournoi de Doha, le 5 janvier prochain.

Cette information constitue une bonne nouvelle pour le tennis masculin français, et pour Guy Forget dans l'optique de la Coupe Davis. Même en faisant l'impasse sur trois mois de compétition, Sébastien Grosjean a fini l'année au 15e rang mondial. Michaël Llodra, son dauphin, n'est que 45e".


Well, «Je frappe plus de balles, plus fort... J'ai eu pas mal d'ampoules à la reprise en novembre.»... hmmm, influence of America? :rolleyes: I hope that to have an american coach is better then no coach generally.

Anyway, we'll see everything in Australia... or perhaps already in Doha?

Marine
12-16-2004, 04:16 PM
Ehhh I don't want another Roddick !!!!

Other info, Stine speaks french fluently. Now I understand Seb's choice. He won't have to make efforts...lol

Hangdog
12-16-2004, 05:17 PM
Ehhh I don't want another Roddick !!!!

lol heh, i've tried to imagine Seb like 'another Roddick' for some minutes... without any success :p One Roddick - it's more than enough ;)
And yes, it's really good that Stine speaks French! That means he's not SO american. ... :D :lol: just now I've imagine Seb with a russian coach :lol: (*end of the world*)

KellyluvsGrosjean
12-17-2004, 11:10 AM
And yes, it's really good that Stine speaks French! That means he's not SO american. ... :D :lol: just now I've imagine Seb with a russian coach :lol: (*end of the world*)


Oh no... not russe... but american... it's nice, at least, he has a new start, and maybe a good coach? And of coz, 3 months without journalists, good life i guess :p

Sammy
12-17-2004, 10:44 PM
Here's a short article I found on the internet:

GROSJEAN LINKS UP WITH STINE
French number one Sebastien Grosjean has hired Brad Stine as his new coach, three months after parting company with Thierry Tulasne.

Stine, an American, guided former world number one Jim Courier for more than seven years, and has also coached Mardy Fish and Taylor Dent.

"I did not know him (Stine) that well before but I saw him a few times when he was coaching Dent and Fish," Grosjean told L'Equipe on Thursday.

"He is nice and I wanted to discover another culture and another way of working.

"With him I hit the ball far harder."

Grosjean will start working properly with Stine next week and will resume top-level tennis action on January 5 in Doha.

The Frenchman put an end to his 2004 programme in September after his split with Tulasne but still finished 15th in the ATP Champions Race.

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I think this is good for him! Good luck Seb!

esther
12-18-2004, 07:12 AM
He better not turn arrogant

Good luck Seb!!! I dont think the thing he needs is more physical power or strength particularly, rather MENTAL STRENGTH so he doesnt go crazy *sigh* Maybe the American can toughen him up mentally, but dont go arrogant on us please.

richard gasquet
12-18-2004, 09:56 AM
I agree with you esther, seb must not turn arrogant :o but I dont think that it is really arrogance, Sebastien is not satisfied of his season on the tour and try to improve his tennis and thinks that changes can be good for him , having a new coach, with an different culture will perhaps be benefic for him, lets hope :)

but if its not the case, if the results are not as good as he expect, he should think that the problem dont come from his tennis but from HIM.
let wait and see ;)

wilma
12-18-2004, 12:55 PM
I dont think the thing he needs is more physical power or strength particularly, rather MENTAL STRENGTH
Couldn't agree with you more, Esther! :) Let's see how he will do at the Doha tournament coming January.

ALLEZ SEB!!!!!