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07-25-2005, 04:28 PM
Well, finally Seb will play again - later today. Let's hope this tournament will be a good preparation for the US Open. His draw seems quite OK, to put it mildly :) And he's playing doubles as well.

07-25-2005, 05:56 PM
that's good, because I haven't heard about him in quite a while.

07-25-2005, 07:16 PM
I think he's got a good draw :)
he can make it at least to semis

07-25-2005, 09:50 PM
Well played ! Loss at first round against Mello (?) 1/6 6/2 6/3 !
He even doesn't have the excuse of DC tiredness... :tape:

07-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Uh ? :confused: :eek: :o

07-26-2005, 04:05 PM
:scratch: Apparently, he still believes he's on holiday :confused:

07-26-2005, 10:48 PM
wow not such a great result for seb :sad: what happened with the doubles?

07-27-2005, 10:56 AM

Arrivé vendredi de Marseille, où il a passé trois semaines, Sébastien Grosjean a été cueilli d'entrée lundi à Los Angeles par le numéro 1 brésilien Ricardo Mello. Après un premier convainquant où il a dicté sa loi, le Français s'est effondré physiquement.
"En fait, j'ai été malade à Marseille. J'ai eu une angine et une gastro, qui m'ont empêché de me préparer comme je le voulais. Je me suis entrainé physiquement mais je n'ai pas vraiment pu jouer. Aujourd'hui, avec la chaleur, au bout d'un set j'avais du mal à bouger j'étais mort."

=> Seb arrived on friday in Los Angeles, from Marseille where he stayed 3 weeks. He was sick here, he had a sore throat and a gastro so he just trained physically, he didn't play. That explains he was "died" in the second set against Mello.

Now:double with Saulnier,then Washington, then Montreal. :)

07-27-2005, 05:23 PM
Better luck for the next tournament :)

07-28-2005, 06:23 AM
Seb looked pretty good in doubles today, so at least he is getting some matches in, even if it's doubles.

If anyone's interested, I've posted my pics from the tourney here and there are some of Seb. I also have more from Tuesday and Wednesday that I have yet to post :)

07-28-2005, 07:30 AM
Thanks a lot Debstah :)

Martin Rodriguez (ARG)/Vincent Spadea (USA) 7 5 3
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)/Cyril Saulnier (FRA) 5 7 6

I post them:

07-28-2005, 03:27 PM
you're welcome, Marine :) Those pics right there are from his singles match, I have more from his doubles match and also when he was leaving the practice courts and signing autographs. I hope to have those up soon!

07-29-2005, 04:10 PM
:scratch: Apparently, he still believes he's on holiday :confused:

He can come with me this Sunday on my holiday ;) and I've already got a sore throat and the last remnents of flu :rolleyes: ; where did I get that from in this lovely English summer :confused:

07-29-2005, 07:04 PM
A lovely pic of Debstah. Seb leaving his practice with his daughter Lola :)

Her report:
I arrived at the tennis center a little after 11am. Matches started at 12 so I went over to the practice court where Grosjean and Saulnier were having fun. They were practicing placement with shots and serves by putting water bottles in spots on the court and trying to hit them. They were having a great time with it and I actually thought it was a pretty decent way to practice. There was a little girl with them, I don't know who she was - at first I thought Seb's daughter but she seemed older than his kids would be. Anyway, she was a beautiful little girl and was very good about standing back when Seb signed autographs. Seb seems like a real nice laid-back guy. Also, after they finished the practice, he did a little sit-down with the Tennis Channel. Not sure what it was about, though.

07-29-2005, 07:34 PM
I post some other pics taken by binkygirl and debstah

Seb seems happy and smiling on these ones that's good to see.

07-31-2005, 07:54 AM
theyre AWESOME pics, Debstah!!! I dont think i've ever seen a set of photos where Seb looks so happy and where the photos are so close and of that quality! Youre sooo lucky, you saw Lola!!! She looks so cute.

Shame about Seb's flu or whatever he said was wrong...wheres he next?

07-31-2005, 07:49 PM
Washington. :)
He's to meet Agassi in quarters.
Tss, as usually when he's got a perfect draw he can't take advantage of it, and then he keeps his best form for the bad draws ! :rolleyes:
but that'sseb... :rolleyes:
BTW, good luck to him ! ;)

08-01-2005, 12:01 AM
I've seen Grosjean the last two days in Washington. Here are my reports:

08-01-2005, 02:03 AM
Scott Oudsema & Phillip Simmonds were finishing up their practice when Roddick (w. Dean Goldfine & Doug Spreen) & Sebastien Grosjean (w. Brad Stine & Lola) walked on the court. When Oudsema & Simmonds finished, they & their coaches all got in a big discussion with Roddick et al before walking off. We were the only people out there for a while, so we were sitting right behind the players chairs (about two feet away from the players). Lola was sitting in one of the chairs & seemed quite bored with the tennis. (She was mostly playing with her new pink hat which Roddick complimented her on during one of the changeovers.) The tension on the first racket Roddick was using was messed up, so Goldfine spent the rest of the session standing on top of the racket bouncing up & down trying to adjust it. (He asked some awe-struck kid in the stands if she wanted to come down & bounce for him, but she didn't take him up on it.) Stine spent most of the session retrieving balls. Roddick & Grosjean just hit for a while then took turns practicing volleys before playing a practice set. Roddick at one point had his head turned to side talking to Goldfine (& not even looking at Grosjean), but still managed to kept up his end of a 40 shot rally. Grosjean was the one who finally missed & Stine said "what happened, he's not even looking at the ball." They both were striking the ball well throughout the practice set. Grosjean was trying to be flashy & hit behind the back shots, but missed most of them. Roddick hit a let so hard at one point that he knocked one of the inside net posts over & Stine had to repair it. Roddick & Goldfine would chat with us everytime they came back to the chairs. Spreen & Stine mostly stayed in the backcourt & Grosjean was mostly chatting with Lola & Roddick: they got in a discussion at one point about Grosjean's shorts & how Roddick thought they were better than his. Later Grosjean asked Roddick how much sleep he got last night & said that he [Grosjean] slept for 11 hours & "it was good." Grosjean was feigning that he was upset that Lola was offering Roddick a towel when he came over & was ignoring Grosjean ("why are you giving Andy a towel? No towel for me?"). Once when Grosjean missed a return, he waited quite a while & yelled "out" jokingly which got a big laugh from the crowd (which is probably why he continued to do it everytime he missed the rest of the practice). When Roddick was serving 5-1 (30-0) he asked Grosjean "the loser of this set is buying dinner, right?" Grosjean just shook his head & laughed. Roddick also had a running commentary going with Goldfine about whether or not he had his wallet today (presumably to pay for the dinner if he lost the practice set.)

Super! :yeah:

08-02-2005, 10:11 AM
fabulous pics and smashing report!! thank you both :)