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Seb De Chaunac...

02-18-2005, 11:07 AM
And what about Sébastien De Chaunac ?
What do you think about him ?
He did a very good match in Marseille last week... against Coria... 6/4 7/5... :worship:

02-18-2005, 12:05 PM
ohhh he looks SO MUCH like Tommy Robredo I must say!!!

and he has a really unique service action..... @@

02-19-2005, 10:25 AM
Birthdate: 10/7/1977

Birthplace: Nevers, France

Residence: Paris, France

Height: 6'0'' (182 cm)

Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 1998

Previous Year's Final INDESIT ATP Race Position: 161

Current INDESIT ATP Race Position: 71

Career High INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking - Singles: 152 (2/18/2002)

Career High ATP Entry Ranking - Doubles: 265 (4/5/2004)

Top seed Coria falls to qualifier

French qualifier Sebastien de Chaunac stunned top seed Guillermo Coria at the Open 13 in Marseille to set up a clash with Britain's Greg Rusedski.
De Chaunac beat world number five Coria of Argentina 6-4 7-5 in Wednesday's first-round clash.

Coria, who had taken a 12-day break after last month's Australian Open, struggled badly in a one-sided match.

"The way I played today, my mother and my grandmother would have beaten me," he said.

De Chaunac, ranked 275th in the world, was delighted after his second big career win following his victory over US player Michael Chang at the 2002 French Open.

"I knew I had my chances but it's a magic moment, almost as big emotionally as when I beat Chang. He took me lightly. Too bad. I took my chances," the Frenchman said.

De Chaunac heroics ended by Ancic

French qualifier Sebastien de Chaunac saw his heroic run end in the quarter finals of the Open 13 in Marseille, as Mario Ancic recorded a 7-6 6-3 victory.
The Croatian, also unseeded, took an epic opening-set tie-break 13-11 to oust de Chaunac, who beat top seed Guillermo Coria in the opening round.

Good luck Seb for your next tournaments...
He plays qualifs in Dubai... First round : Bohdan Ulihrach....

02-19-2005, 01:09 PM
For your profile : I read during Open 13 that Sébastien come back to live in Aix-en-Provence with his wife and his child.

05-16-2005, 02:50 PM
I took some photos of him in adelaide;)
if you click 'tennis photos' in my signature.... follow the link to the adelaide photo album ;)

08-03-2005, 03:39 AM
I saw Seb play in DC today :bounce:

He was up 5-2 before he decided to blow :sad: He lost 6-7 1-6.

He's REALLY cute.

03-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Aus Open Qualifying, 2006 :wavey:

03-09-2006, 09:55 PM
He's so odd looking on court sometimes, but off court he looks so handsome. All the girls were totally in love with him in DC last year.

03-12-2006, 06:28 AM
He is so lovely eh,,, and that serve is a classic!

This is another photo I found on my computer... (I have very little space left and need to de-frag :lol: )

09-02-2006, 12:19 AM
What is he doing now? Is he injured?

09-02-2006, 02:40 AM
I don't know. He may have decided to call it quits. :shrug: But I don't think he's played in a while.

09-02-2006, 10:58 PM

I liked Sébastien. He would always lose early in Dutch tournaments and linger around for days :( Plus, he's a nice guy and actually a pretty good player!

I hope he still plays :unsure:

05-16-2007, 08:15 AM
In Melbourne this year...

11-28-2008, 11:14 AM
De Chaunac is actually doing well, he's gonna play H.T. Lee in the semis of the Toyota Challenger

11-28-2008, 11:37 AM
Challenger SF, that's his best result of the year, isn't it?

I don't think I've ever seen him play, TBH, but I talked a little bit to him in Zagreb and he was very nice.
There is an interview of him on (Rencontre avec...) and the site owner says that Seb gave him the idea of this website (a site about the French players ranked out of the top 100), I like he seems to do quite a lot to promote the life of the "journeymen", like with his monthly column in Tennis Magazine.

11-29-2008, 02:08 PM
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR [2] d. Sébastien De Chaunac FRA 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4

01-18-2009, 04:22 PM
congrats on qualifying for the AO!

01-18-2009, 05:25 PM
In L'Equipe today:
SUR LES QUINZE FRANÇAIS (douze garçons, trois filles) engagés en qualifications, il aurait été bien difficile de pronostiquer que seul Sébastien de Chaunac (252e) allait franchir le cut. À trente et un ans, l’Aixois n’aurait lui-même pas donné cher de ses chances avant le coup d’envoi. La veille, il fut tout simplement catastrophique à l’entraînement face à Arnaud Clément. « Très sérieusement, il jouait maximum – 2/6 (200e Français) », jura même le finaliste de l’Open d’Australie 2001. En regagnant la chambre qu’il partageait avec son compatriote Gary Lugassy, Chaunac expliqua à ce dernier qu’il venait d’évoluer à un niveau pitoyable, que son coup droit était en dessous de tout, son moral aussi. C’était juste avant le tirage au sort des qualifs qui concocta un premier tour... Chaunac-Lugassy, remporté 6-3, 6-4 par le premier. « Peut-être que mon niveau de la veille m’a aidé à jouer relâché car j’attendais beaucoup moins de moi, du coup... », pensait Chaunac hier, après avoir conclu 6-4, 6-1 son dernier tour des qualifs contre l’Espagnol Santiago Ventura (118e). Le voilà qualifié pour un Grand Chelem pour la troisième fois de sa carrière. Il affrontera au premier tour le Belge Steve Darcis (57e).
Who would have predicted that out of the 15 Frenchies in the qualies, Seb de Chaunac, 31 y. old, #252 in the rankings, would be the only one to qualify? Certainly not Seb himself. The day before the qualies draw, he practiced with A. Clément and was absolutely subpar. Arnaud: "I'm totally serious, he was playing -2/6 at best (would be around #200 in the French rankings)". Seb was desperate, goes back to his hotel room, explains to his roommate Lugassy that his game is in a pitiful state, his FH is just horrendous, etc. The draw comes out: he plays Lugassy in the first round and wins 6-3 6-4. He says that the dreadful training session with Arnaud probably helped him because he had zero expectations (and Lugassy maybe was a bit frustrated too to see him play well out of the blue).

And a video:
It's only the 3rd time he qualifies for a Slam MD.
He looks so happy, it's nice to see.

He plays Darcis in the 1st round.

01-20-2009, 07:51 AM
2-6, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
Bring on Blake or Dancevic.

01-20-2009, 01:19 PM
Wow Seb! good luck against Blake...this is not a bad chance at all!

02-05-2009, 01:10 PM
He just won in the 2nd round of the SA open, very tight match. Next up a 1/4 against Chardy. Great news from him!

02-05-2009, 01:11 PM
he played very well against Granollers, can't wait to watch him play Jeremy!

03-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Does Seb still have his column in Tennis Magazine ? It was the only interesting thing there is (were ?) into it in my opinion... If it still exists would it be possible for someone to post it here regularly ? :)
Thanks :wavey:

03-27-2009, 11:58 AM
Here are the last one and the one of February (2 pages since he had a lot to say after Melbourne): ( ( (

03-27-2009, 12:33 PM
I just realized I have only access to the last issues with my new computer.
November and December 2008, that's all I have: ( (

03-27-2009, 01:03 PM
:worship:Thank you very much Françoise !!!!!!:worship:
I Knew you'd be the one who would answer. :)

By the way he is in 1/2 in Jersey after he beat Stoppini today: 46 62 64. His next opponent is either jan Minar or Mannarino. :)

04-06-2009, 02:46 PM
The new one: (

He always calls Olivier by his nickname "La Pace", but how do you pronounce it? "La Passe" or the English way? (It took me so long to realize Benneteau's nickname is pronounced Bennett and not Benêt.)

04-06-2009, 05:42 PM
The new one: (

He always calls Olivier by his nickname "La Pace", but how do you pronounce it? "La Passe" or the English way? (It took me so long to realize Benneteau's nickname is pronounced Bennett and not Benêt.)

Ha i have the same issues, especially with not knowing how to pronounce roger-vasselin's nickname, "Doud"

Thanks for the post, i am actually almost there when that photo was taken, about 5 feet out of frame.

04-07-2009, 09:56 AM
I would pronounce "Doud" the French way, but I'm not sure. His nickname cracks me up because it makes me think of Jane Birkin's song "Di doo dah".

I asked a friend who is a huge fan of Olivier and she says it's definitely "La Passe".

05-19-2009, 11:06 AM
Here's the new chronique, sorry for the poor quality, the other website where I used to buy it isn't working anymore: (
The missing lines are:
"les petites choses de la vie à côté desquelles je passe la plupart du temps"
"on a tous envie d'y participer, d'y briller. Mais il reste encore quelques tournois avant ça"

(Tennis Magazine is so incredibly BAD. :silly: For years now. I can't find anything to read in it.)

05-19-2009, 11:06 AM
His draw in Roland:
Brian Dabul ARG [6] vs. Pablo Santos ESP
Grega Zemlja SLO vs. Sébastien de Chaunac FRA
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Scoville Jenkins USA
Alejandro Falla COL vs. Daniel Brands GER [20]

05-19-2009, 05:14 PM
way to go Seb, 3-6 7-5 7-5, he really likes those long matches.

05-19-2009, 05:28 PM
His draw in Roland:
Brian Dabul ARG [6] vs. Pablo Santos ESP
Grega Zemlja SLO vs. Sébastien de Chaunac FRA
Sergei Bubka Jr. UKR vs. Scoville Jenkins USA
Alejandro Falla COL vs. Daniel Brands GER [20]
Dabul is promoted to the main draw and was replaced by Karol Beck who lost 61 63 against Pablo Santos.
He can win this one too :)

06-13-2009, 11:46 AM
His Tennis Magazine blog: (

06-14-2009, 06:05 PM
His Wimbly qualies draw:
Ilia Bozoljac ( SRB (7) v Jiri Vanek ( CZE
Fernando Vicente ( ESP v Sebastien De Chaunac ( FRA
Daniel Smethurst ( GBR v Marco Chiudinelli ( SUI
Alejandro Falla ( COL v Donald Young ( USA (32)

08-02-2009, 12:55 PM
Some photos from his first round match at the Australian Open this year.

08-03-2009, 03:15 PM
Wow, I'm branching out to other players, this can only be good for me! :angel:

Saw parts of Seb's match v. Evans. He was really mad at himself so many times, but pulled off the win ! Great that he's made it to the MD. He's not playing today, Monday.

08-05-2009, 02:02 PM
Great win last night! Now Tursunov

08-06-2009, 08:34 AM
He beats Tursunov :eek: He will reach his best career ranking next week i think at the of 31 lol.

08-06-2009, 09:44 AM
He beats Tursunov :eek: He will reach his best career ranking next week i think at the of 31 lol.

Great great win!!!! :worship:

08-11-2009, 02:10 PM
I didn't know much about Seb before last week (wikipedia informed me on his history). I watched all his Washington matches and have determined that he's a total nut :retard:!!

His match v. Isner was hard fought and a tough one, but I think he knew that he was out-matched.

Congrats to Seb for making it as far as he did as a qualifier, the only one to make it that far.

09-04-2009, 03:05 AM
I saw him in his loss against Ilhan last week in USO Qualies:sad:
Here are some pics (sorry for the quality. The Sun ruined them, and I don't know why they were blurry, as I always take clear pics with this camera)

05-11-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm not sure the news will interested many people but he will retire after wimbledon.