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xuzizhen
01-16-2004, 07:35 AM
First round seb will meet Mikhail Youzhny
than Tommy Robredo (20)
and Rainer Schuettler(6) in 1/4

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ubrunjensen
01-16-2004, 02:05 PM
Hi Xuzizhen, I didn't know. I only know he's seeded 10. Youzhny is a bit of a mouthful, he's pulled quite a few surprises recently. I'm not all that familiar with Robredo's style of play, but I do know that Rainer Schuettler in a potential QF will be a tough one. I really hope Grosjean will make it as far as a QF, at least!

xuzizhen
01-17-2004, 03:11 AM
he 's seeded 9 not 10.Anyway ,the first round is not at all easy ,Youzhny is very tall and strong.

Robredo plays quite well on clay,his style is just like all the spanish players.

Marine
01-17-2004, 08:15 AM
Rainer Schuettler ...NOOOO, not him again !!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

ubrunjensen
01-17-2004, 11:43 AM
Rainer Schuettler ...NOOOO, not him again !!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

:( :confused: :mad:
Just my feelings! Why Schuettler all the time???
Still remember the big German log beating the crap out of him in Tokyo! It's not FAIR!

esther
01-17-2004, 12:26 PM
AGASSI!!! no not him again!!

xuzizhen
01-17-2004, 12:46 PM
.What a coincidence for Seb- Schuettler!
Yesterday i just re-watched the 2 matches :Japan Open 2003 semifinal (seb Vs Srichapin)and final(seb Vs Schuettler)

esther
01-17-2004, 12:56 PM
they were PAINFUL matches

ubrunjensen
01-18-2004, 10:22 AM
I still want to slap Schuettler right in his face when I see him holding the trophy! Especially as Grosjean is standing next to him, holding a pitiful plate as runner-up...

Lizan
01-18-2004, 07:30 PM
Yeah you're right, it's always schuettler.. He's sooo dangerous for Seb, but did win a couple of times (only not the last few times).. And I don't worry about Robredo (although I like him a lot) he's good but Seb is better.. And Youzhny yeah I don't know first round always dangerous.. Hope I can see him play longer than one day.. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.. Or tonight!!

xuzizhen
01-19-2004, 01:46 AM
First game begins at 01:30 GMT.

xuzizhen
01-19-2004, 03:35 AM
Hahahhhhhhhh
schuettler losted 2-3!!!!!!!
He deserved it!

xuzizhen
01-19-2004, 04:51 AM
Séb won :worship: :worship:

taremi
01-19-2004, 06:37 AM
Yeah, Séb win!! :yippee:
Good luck on next! ;)

wilma
01-19-2004, 09:10 AM
ALLEZ SEB!!!! :banana:

His first serve percentage was not very good: only 46% in. Hope that will improve. Next up is Gambill. The odds are on Seb: they played each other four times and Seb won each match.

jcman
01-19-2004, 10:35 AM
Seb!! Go and take the title!!
Remember the 2001 run at the aussie open, u can do it again!!

Lizan
01-19-2004, 10:45 AM
Yay SEb you're the best.. That wasn't a tough match for him at all I guess. Schuettler out I'm so happy..

esther
01-19-2004, 11:14 AM
he played GREAT TODAY
so much better than last week at kooyong
yay seb
*in love*

xuzizhen
01-19-2004, 12:10 PM
pics of 1e round:

http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/040118/73/3lhmd.html
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/040119/73/3lisx.html
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/040119/85/3lj0r.html
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/040119/74/3lj3e.html
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/040119/74/3lj3g.html

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-19-2004, 02:30 PM
Somehow i think we have to think about Escude as well. He's another great player, and most people take him as the dark horse of AO... GOOD LUCK SEB!
http://membres.lycos.fr/sebastienmania/kooyong2004b.jpg
Want more? pics of Kooyong: http://membres.lycos.fr/sebastienmania/picskooyong2004.htm

ubrunjensen
01-19-2004, 05:14 PM
:cool: :drool: :bounce:
YES YES YES - who said Mission Impossible???
He won his first match at AO, just read the result at atptennis. That's marvellous! Maybe it does work for him to lose an exhibition tournament and shrug off the defeats? I only wish I could've seen him play!
And Schuettler is already OUT! What a pleasant surprise! Now Grosjean won't run the risk of having to face his usual Waterloo! I so hope he will repeat his glorious achievement from 2001!
Thanks, everybody, for the pix! He really is awfully short, compared to all the other players! What a riddle: he's short and stocky and still I rate him as the cutest guy on the circuit! :lick:

Lizan
01-19-2004, 06:32 PM
OMG OMG OMGGGGGG.. I just saw this Australian Open highlights on Eurosport, and guess what they showed a piece from an interview with SEBBBBB. He said that he was happy with the way he played, and smiled into the camera awwww, so cute.. And of course a little bit of the match.. He WAS HOTTTTTTTTT OMG never EVER seen him as HOT as he was now.. OMGGGGGG.. I wanna meet him :sad:

And I have to say that I was maybe a little bit wrong about the shoes.. The white shoes are perfect, nice babe.. He was dressed all white.. I love it when they dress all black or all white.. White is gorgious, so I was pleased to see what he wore!! He's gorgious (not a surprise huh??)

wilma
01-19-2004, 07:44 PM
WHAT WHERE HOW????? Seb on Eurosport? Have been watching nearly the entire day and just when I'm forced to switch the tv to another channel because my kid wants to see some stupid cartoon, they decide to show Grosjean??!!! Life just isn't fair!

HEYYYYYYYY Kelly! Nice picture.

taremi
01-20-2004, 05:15 AM
All the pics are so cool!!! Thanks guys!! :yeah:
And Lizan, I also wanted to see the interview with Seb!!!!!! But, thanks for telling us!! :worship:

Alison
01-20-2004, 09:28 AM
I saw that too Lizan :) But i think they only showed it once;normally they show the same interviews every hour,but not this time.

I have had the same problem too Wilma.Why is it that kids can watch the same cartoons over and over again,but when 'live' tennis is on they complain :confused: My two don't bother asking to put anything else on when there's tennis on tv :devil: I've trained them from a very young age ;)

wilma
01-20-2004, 09:53 AM
LOL Alison. Well I must admit that she isn't always complaining and furthermore she is a great fan of "Sebastiaan".

Lizan
01-20-2004, 10:32 AM
so Taremi, you didn't see the interview?? So sorry.. It wasn't very long, only like 2 minutes or sth. You should watch the Australian Open highlights on Eurosport (or don't you have eurosport??).. It's really nice with interviews and all..

esther
01-20-2004, 11:33 AM
ohhh ure so lucky u got to see that interview!!

kelly where did u get those kooyong press conference photos?! thanks for them tho!

esther
01-20-2004, 11:36 AM
welcome to the board jcman and taremi btw!

taremi
01-20-2004, 12:45 PM
so Taremi, you didn't see the interview?? So sorry..
You should watch the Australian Open highlights on Eurosport
(or don't you have eurosport??)..

No, I don't have eurosport....:sad: But, don't worry, I can see the ATP Tennis Show, here.:D It's nice program, and sometimes, they have Seb's interviews. But, it's JUST sometimes....:shrug:

BTW,
Hi, esther! I'm newbie here! :hatoff:

Alison
01-20-2004, 01:50 PM
Wilma your daughter has very good taste!Mine also loves Seb and Arnaud,and JC Ferrero :D

Lizan
01-20-2004, 04:27 PM
That must be great that your kids love tennis that much!!

ubrunjensen
01-20-2004, 07:03 PM
I'm so angry with myself. I didn't know that Eurosport shows the highlights of the day at 6 pm and so I switched on the telly too late to see the famous interview with Grosjean! Today a girl from my course told me all about it, how he didn't wear his cap and how sweet he looked - and I was fuming with envy coz she saw him (and she doesn't even care, she supports Agassi) and I didn't!
Btw, is it true that Gambill has withdrawn from the match so Grosjean advances to the third round without even lifting the racket?

ubrunjensen
01-20-2004, 07:05 PM
Oh, and Coria lost (!) to Saulnier!!! How, why??? But loved his dark Adidas outfit! Imagine Grosjean in a similar Adidas tshirt - it would fit him so well!

Lizan
01-20-2004, 07:48 PM
Ulla were did u got that information about gambill withdrawing?? I kindda hope you're right, because if he is al little injured he can rest, hopefully he's okay and esther just saying that to scare us ;)

Lizan
01-20-2004, 07:51 PM
Man I'm ennoyed by the fact that at the official site they don't show the schedule of play.. I wanna know where and when he plays dammit!!

taremi
01-21-2004, 02:23 AM
The match has already started. 1st set, Seb 6-4! :rolls:

Marine
01-21-2004, 03:41 AM
HE WON 6/4 6/3 6/2 !!!!

Not a great match, he served badly, but gambill was not brillant.

taremi
01-21-2004, 03:56 AM
You're right, Marine. Seb's 1st serve % wasn't so good today, either... only 42% in the match.:awww: But he wins 6-4,6-3,6-2 with Mr. Hollywood!!!! Good job, Seb!!! :yeah:

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-21-2004, 04:43 AM
Ha Haaaaa Sebbie won!!! Such a beautiful day here in Hong Kong... it just stops rainning today, where it rainned for nearly a week.
The next round vs D. Hrbaty... have you guys seen the head-to-head stuff? Hope it's not gonna be a a PATTERN!!! OH NONONONO!!!
SEBBIE GO! YOU CAN MAKE IT LIKE 2003!!!!!!!!

(PS Wilma, I have joint the forum. It's wonderful~ thanks~~~ I will reply your email later...:)

xuzizhen
01-21-2004, 05:53 AM
Séb win!!!!!
Hi Kelly! Happy spring festival! Happy "new year"!

taremi
01-21-2004, 08:00 AM
Yeah, I have seen the head-to-head.... Oh, no! Kelly, don't say the PATTERN!! :tape: :banghead:
Hope he'll be wins. Good luck, Seb! :banana:

ubrunjensen
01-21-2004, 09:11 AM
Okay, I was wrong about Gambill withdrawing, but I'm happy that Grosjean still won, in spite of everything! Did you see the match on Eurosport? Do you think they will show it later at 6 pm? I haven't seen him since Doha! Only a glimpse of his back for a few seconds...and that's not nearly enough for me!
Pattern? Has he lost to Hrbaty a lot? I'm worried now. And Hrbaty in such horrorfyingly good form, with back-to-back titles already!

esther
01-21-2004, 12:48 PM
marine u didnt think it was a good match?
i didnt see it all...only saw start of second set and end of third set but i thought he was playing brilliantly!!! MUCH BETTER than last week and he seemed to have so much more confidence in his shots...

wilma
01-21-2004, 01:23 PM
pfff, if you don't log in for one day you really have a lot of catching up to do.
Esther did you really think Seb played better than last week? I really hope he wins his next match. He's won his last two matches against Hrbaty, Kelly, so let's hope he keeps that pattern going ;)
I've had the video buzzing from 4 am up till now, but not a glimpse of Grosjean so far :mad: although I've seen Agassi dribbling on his funny hairless legs on my screen for the second time today (have great respect for the man though - the way he made it back to the top I mean after hitting rock bottom). Have my hopes set for 6 pm. Haven't seen HIM since Doha either.

Alison, my daughter only started watching tennis during Roland Garros last year. Now she's a fan of Martin Verkerk * sticks finger in throat * and she likes Seb because I like him. A few weeks ago we were cycling somewhere in the city when she said: that boy looked exactly like 'Sebastiaan'. I looked round and was a guy wearing a cap backward on his head. LOL!

Lizan
01-21-2004, 02:32 PM
What pattern, he has played good to him.. to prove ya:

Hrbaty, Dominik 3-5 Grosjean, Sebastien

2003 Rotterdam, Hard, R16
Grosjean 5 7 3 6

2002 St. Petersburg, Hard, Q
Grosjean 6 4 3 6 2 6

2002 Cincinnati TMS, Hard, R64
Hrbaty 6 3 3 6 6 4

2002 Barcelona, Clay, R32
Hrbaty 6 3 6 4

2002 Monte Carlo TMS, Clay, R32
Grosjean 3 6 6 7

2001 Paris TMS, Carpet, R32
Grosjean 1 6 4 6

2000 Basel, Carpet, R32
Hrbaty 3 6 6 4 6 4

1999 Key Biscayne, Hard, Q
Grosjean 3 6 7 5 1 6

HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN HIM!! ;)

wilma
01-21-2004, 02:36 PM
hey Lizanne, I do have faith in him! he's won the last two matches so that winning pattern is the one to follow. :)
btw, there is a schedule of play on the official AO site, in case you still haven't found it - it's underneath the scoreboard (where it says "launch live scoreboard" or sth similar)

Lizan
01-21-2004, 02:40 PM
That's the spirit Wilma lol.. Yeah I saw it already this morning but they didn't show it all day yesterday :sad:.. They were late :mad:

ubrunjensen
01-21-2004, 04:18 PM
Of course I have faith in him! But you have to admit that Hrbaty is on a winning streak just now and has done surprisingly well so far - whereas Grosjean has been playing a bit more...you know. I just pray his service percentage will go up and that St Sébastien will lend him his angelic powers! Grosjean simply MUST win the next match and secure his place in the fourth round!
Ah, Wilma, that's so cute, the story about your daughter thinking a boy with a back-to-front cap looks just like Grosjean!

cpuisette
01-21-2004, 07:05 PM
Interview of seb in video on eurosport site, in french :

http://eurosport.fr/home/pages/V3/L3/S57/multimedia_Lng3_Spo57.shtml

Lizan
01-21-2004, 08:20 PM
Hmmm maybe Hrbaty is on winning streak yeah that's true, buttt that doesn't mean a thing.. I don't know against what players he played on those two tourneys.. Anyway I actually have a lot of faith in him, coz he always puts in a little extra on grand slams which really impresses me so much.. Course Hrbaty is good, but head-to-head 5-3 for grosjean c'mon, he can do this!!

wilma
01-21-2004, 10:32 PM
thank you cpuisette. I hang on his every word, but what on earth is he saying? (gorgeous face, captivating smile, beautiful voice - ugly colour shirt though ... yuk)

esther
01-22-2004, 06:51 AM
omg hes SOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous in that...my god...

he just talked about his preparation...stuff he said in that last diary/interview thing

Marine
01-22-2004, 07:09 AM
I like the color t-shirt !!!!

esther
01-22-2004, 07:33 AM
i dont
lol

taremi
01-22-2004, 12:17 PM
I don't dislike the color on Seb! Well, why you don't, esther?

esther
01-22-2004, 12:21 PM
hehe i dunno...just dont hehe

taremi
01-22-2004, 12:41 PM
Oh, I see. Haha...:lol:

ubrunjensen
01-22-2004, 04:39 PM
It's a nice interview and I don't really care that I don't understand anything he says! I mean, he sounds so sweet, and he looks a little uneasy as if he's still not quite used to having a camera shoved into his face. I don't know about the colour of his tshirt, is it dark grey, greyish-blue or greenish??? I think he needs to go for the bolder colours or plain white. Blurry, faded colours don't do anything for him! They just look boring.

ubrunjensen
01-22-2004, 04:46 PM
Oh, I just discovered what Kelly meant by pattern! If you look at Lizan's listing of encounters you can see that Grosjean won the first meeting, then Hrbaty won, Grosjean won, Hrbaty won twice, Grosjean won twice - and if Fate is concerned about mathematical patterns, then Hrbaty should win the next two matches...
That's what she meant by pattern, don't you think? I feel strangely elated by my discovery coz that can't be right, I'm pretty sure tennis doesn't work in stupid mathematical patterns, and that Grosjean will win tomorrow, wait and see!

wilma
01-22-2004, 07:46 PM
Oh, I just discovered what Kelly meant by pattern!

lol Ulla! But you're right of course - new match, new chances.

xuzizhen
01-23-2004, 10:57 AM
Seb win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sebastien Grosjean 2 6 6 6

Dominik Hrbaty SVK 6 4 1 3

xuzizhen
01-23-2004, 10:59 AM
Match summary:
Grosjean(FRA) Hrbaty(SVK)

1st Serve % 51 of 90 = 57 % 70 of 108 = 65 %

Aces 10 1

Double Faults 0 3

Unforced Errors 42 39

Winning % on 1st Serve 80 % 45 of 70 = 64 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 18 of 39 = 46 % 17 of 38 = 45 %

Winners (Including Service) 42 20

Break Point Conversions 5 of 11 = 45 % 3 of 3 = 100 %

Net Approaches 28 of 38 = 74 % 17 of 30 = 57 %

Total Points Won 105 93

Fastest Serve 203 KPH 1 98 KPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 187 KPH 178 KPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 132 KPH 143 KPH





But what's the matter of the first set?

taremi
01-23-2004, 11:05 AM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!! Seb win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:
Goog job, good job!!!!!! You're the best!!!!!
:music:   :woohoo:   :music:

xuzizhen
01-23-2004, 11:08 AM
Next match séb will Vs Robby Ginepri!!!!
Seb lost to him in kooyong this year!

taremi
01-23-2004, 11:28 AM
But what's the matter of the first set?

Well.... Maybe, Seb had some unforced errors in it rather than other sets? (Or other reasons?) But, I don't know clearly because the match wasn't broadcast in my country...So, I wasn't able to see it. pf!!! :mad:

Next match séb will Vs Robby Ginepri!!!!
Seb lost to him in kooyong this year!

Really? But don't worry!! Seb won to Ginepri at Los Angeles (Hard R16 6-2, 6-3) last year, you know!!!! :rolleyes:

Marine
01-23-2004, 11:58 AM
WAHOOOOOO, I'm so proud of him, si happyyy !!!!!!!!!

Honestly, I was perduaded he was going to lose in 3 sets ! Hrvaty was too good in the first set and half, and Seb didn't look motived !
But I don't know what happend in the end of the second set, a miracle !!
After he was absolutly fantastic !!!!!!!
It's difficult to summarize the match (unfortunatly I didn't see the last set), but Esther will do it better than me, cos she intented to the match !!!
And she was very supportive !! (I sew her at tv i think..lol)


Well, now, Ginepri....wait and see..

sebgrosfan
01-23-2004, 12:10 PM
Ha, I watched the last two sets on Eurosport and the crows was fantastic, it was like Seb was playing at home :D First match I've seen of Seb at AO '04 so far. Hopefully we'll see lots more! <fingers crossed>

Marine
01-23-2004, 12:28 PM
Ha, I watched the last two sets on Eurosport and the crows was fantastic, it was like Seb was playing at home

HEHE, esther and rebel were there ! lol

Marine
01-23-2004, 12:55 PM
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/open-australie/album5/images/08.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/open-australie/album5/images/09.jpg
(=>"thanks to esther/ rebel...")lol

ubrunjensen
01-23-2004, 02:20 PM
Are the pictures taken from the match against Hrbaty? If they are, I just knew RED is his lucky colour! Oh yes, he won, even if the first set was terrible! I hate my stupid course! On Fridays I have to be there from 9 to 12.30 - so no chance what so ever to see Grosjean play! And live score boards are not really...Well, maybe Eurosport will show the match again in half an hour, or else I'll just have to settle for the highlights of the day at 6 pm!
Oh, he's beautiful! I love it when he does the dramatic *pumping the fist* ritual! Then he really looks motivated and confident!
Ginepri next. Lost to him last week in Kooyong. I cling to Grosjean's own words that he didn't really give it his all in Kooyong because it was just a warm up exhibition tournament...I'm sure it's different now. He's won 3 matches in a row and shown some excellent tennis (and a pretty poor service %...) and I really pray that he will make it to the SF next week! Oh my God! It's really just like 2001! I hope...I hope...

wilma
01-23-2004, 06:02 PM
Was great match!!! didn't see the first set (Roddick was on of course) and didn't see it live either, as I was at work. Had the video buzzing at home though. Did you see the second match point - and the unbelievable balls he hit back? And he was gorgeous - all sweaty and out of breath :)

I have looked for Esther, Marine, but didn't see her. LOL.

Does anyone know when the next match is going to be? Is it Sunday or Monday?

taremi
01-23-2004, 06:10 PM
Marine, they are cool pics!!!!!!! Thanks for putting!! ;)

wilma
01-23-2004, 07:09 PM
Great pictures, Marine!

Have sent an email to the ATP site people, asking why they always ignore Seb on their site. Now, on their home page they name every player that has won today, except Seb. Why is that? :mad: Am wondering whether they will bother to reply though. lol.

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 01:46 AM
Was great match!!! didn't see the first set (Roddick was on of course) and didn't see it live either, as I was at work. Had the video buzzing at home though. Did you see the second match point - and the unbelievable balls he hit back? And he was gorgeous - all sweaty and out of breath :)

I have looked for Esther, Marine, but didn't see her. LOL.

Does anyone know when the next match is going to be? Is it Sunday or Monday?

Seb's match will be at 11AM tomorrow

I've looked for esther too :) But most time showed a french boy with flag full of autographs.

oh the second match point !!!Fantastic!! What a great match!!!
Seb you were the king of MCA yesterday!!!

wilma
01-24-2004, 08:54 AM
Well I think I saw Esther: girl with sunglasses and French flag draped around shoulders, next to girl with blue hat (who waved same flag once). They were sitting in the front seats. LOL.

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 01:07 PM
is that esther?

ubrunjensen
01-24-2004, 01:13 PM
He hit unbelievable balls! That's what I love about his tennis - he can do anything with a racket and he's fast as lightning! I know he falls apart in quite a spectacular way when he falls apart, but would I want him to be always consistent and play boring tennis??? Oh no. I'm sure he can win big titles the way it is, he just needs some good luck, good draws, and to believe in it himself!
He plays tomorrow? Hurrah for Sundays! But do you mean 11 am CET or Australian time? They simply must show his match! How can they keep ignoring him on Eurosport? The freaking bastards need a good whipping!

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 01:59 PM
He plays tomorrow? Hurrah for Sundays! But do you mean 11 am CET or Australian time? They simply must show his match! How can they keep ignoring him on Eurosport? The freaking bastards need a good whipping!

11:00 AM (australian time !)
Start

1. Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Tommy Robredo (ESP)
vs. Wayne Black (ZIM)[8]
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[8]


2. Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[1]
Paola Suarez (ARG)[1]
vs. Ting Li (CHN)[16]
Tian Tian Sun (CHN)[16]


3. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[9] vs. Robby Ginepri (USA)[32]

wilma
01-24-2004, 02:39 PM
okay, two matches before Seb's; how much time will that take? Do I have to get up at 4 or 5 AM?

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-24-2004, 06:42 PM
nice to know that Seb won! He looks good... I think he's quite confident for the coming match. :wavey:
Yay the pattern was broken!!! Hahaaa sebbie go!
And~ I read the little story posted by Wilma (long time ago). That's so so so so so sweet!!! And I am thinking of what will I tell Seb if I have a chance to talk to him... I wrote to him once but he didn't reply; BUt Clement was very nice, he sent me back a signed pic!!!!!
I think I will write to Seb again, if I can!
Okay now it's 2.38am here in HK, I have to go now!!!
Happy new year to Xuzi (what a nice name!!!) and you all!!!!!!! Wish that Seb will have another great great year!
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040121/capt.mel14801210725.australian_open_mel148.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040123/capt.mel20101231126.australian_open_mel201.jpg :worship:

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 04:23 AM
Now the matchh starts!!!!

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 05:18 AM
first set 6-4.now 2-5!!!!!

taremi
01-25-2004, 06:23 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

6-3,3-6,6-4,6-1 Séb Win!!

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 06:23 AM
seb win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3-1 !!!!!!!!!11
Oh i 'm so happy!!!!!
Seb you are the best!!!!!!!!!
Even if you will meet agassi !

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-25-2004, 06:34 AM
Oui!!! Allez Seb!!! :worship:

Yay Sebbie win again! The next round will be against Agassi... sisters brothers let's get already :wavey: !!! ;)

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 06:45 AM
Let's see what will happen!!!!Think about 2001 french open 1/4 final!!!

4th round photos:
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL157012502_lower.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL161012502_lower.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/MEL156012502_lower.jpg

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-25-2004, 08:27 AM
Indeed, Ginepri was very pissed.
I say this not becoz I am Seb's fan... see the pics...

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040125/capt.mel16001250725.australian_open_mel160.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040125/capt.mel15801250723.australian_open_mel158.jpg

in my memory, so far Seb did the same/ similar thing for only twice of three times...

wilma
01-25-2004, 08:32 AM
Nice pics, ladies. Don't like that arrogant Ginepri guy.

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 08:45 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/reuters_ids/20040125/i/1983708012.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040125/sge.dxy26.250104082006.photo00.default-268x384.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040125/sge.dxx93.250104081814.photo00.default-384x270.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040125/sge.dxy05.250104081906.photo00.default-284x384.jpg

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 08:52 AM
there's a audio :
http://www.fft.fr/evenements2004/open-australie/base/audio.html

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 08:58 AM
Match Facts

• The sets lasted 38, 29, 35 and 24 minutes - a total of 2 hours 6 minutes

• Total points won: Grosjean 112, Ginepri 90

• Winners: Grosjean 36, Ginepri 30

• Unforced errors: Grosjean 28, Ginepri 50

• 1st serve %: Grosjean 58%, Ginepri 64%

• Break point conversions: Grosjean 6 of 8, Ginepri 3 of 5

• aces :Seb 4 Ginepri3

Peta Pan
01-25-2004, 09:25 AM
xuzizhen, that top pic is just gorgeous, wherever you got it from!

I was so nervous throughout today's match because it was the first match I was unable to attend and I didn't even have internet access to follow the scoreboard!

I'm so NOT confident about another meeting with Agassi, but there's not much that can be done about it :(

GO SEB!!!

:)Peta

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 09:34 AM
xuzizhen, that top pic is just gorgeous, wherever you got it from!


oh it's from yahoo.fr

The TV is still showing aggassi's match :(
But during the reste time there's a highlight of seb's match

taremi
01-25-2004, 09:46 AM
Thanks for putting the pics and so on, Guys! :worship:
I agree, I don't like that similar things(like Ginepri), too. Because I think it was ill-mannered.... Doesn't everyone think so? But, sometimes, many players does the same things on the court....:awww:
But, we knows that Seb always has a good manner and fair play on the court and off the court! :)

ubrunjensen
01-25-2004, 10:46 AM
Wow! He won! My Sunday's getting better and better. Now I just wish I hadn't fallen asleep during Agassi's match, but I guess I will have to make do with the daily report at 6 on Eurosport!
And the pics are great! Especially Xuzi's top one! And I also like the one where he's signing for fans, he really looks sweet and shy.
Good, so he's meeting Agassi next. A repeat of last year. I love Grosjean, but I have to admit that Agassi looks sharp and determined and so far he's made mince meat of all his opponents! Grosjean doesn't have that great a record against Agassi, does he? Of course, there's always the QF in French Open to remember with fondness...
They play Tuesday? What a chiller! Now Eurosport will finally show his match!!! All I have to do is find a pub with a telly and then sneak away from my course! I don't care if he loses, I just want to see him!

Lizan
01-25-2004, 07:00 PM
nahh c'mon you guys, show a little bit of faith again.. I'm sure he has a chance, as Agassi is getting older and older. I know you can hardly see it, but when he plays Seb you must see it..

Lizan
01-25-2004, 07:32 PM
I'm soooooooooo proud of seb.. I know he can beat Agassi as well.. I have seen him everyday, and he's playing great tennis.

ubrunjensen
01-25-2004, 08:26 PM
Just checked and the record is 2-3 to Agassi. Not that bad for Grosjean. Gets my hopes up! I know he can beat Agassi, I mean, all players in the top 20 can beat each other, sĺ why shouldn't he be able to end Agassi's good streak? Only question is: how well will he play on Tuesday? Agassi may be old, but he's definitely not slow or showing signs of fatigue!

xuzizhen
01-26-2004, 02:22 AM
a dialog from fff.fr:
journalist: now it's" grosjean-agassi" again!

seb: yeah. i hope "No" - i hope it's ME who win this time (laughing)
No,It's true that i lost to him several time.....But i only want to play well,to enjoy this match(me faire plaisir pour faire un bon match) and play well to win .

wilma
01-26-2004, 08:36 AM
Agassi is getting older and older. I know you can hardly see it, but when he plays Seb you must see it..

LOL!!

It's amazing isn't it when you see Agassi play! He just stands still and the opponent is running like a mad dog from one side of the court to the other. Maybe he will go on until he's 80 and still beat players from behind his walking frame! I guess that's just the trap Seb shouldn't fall into (the running part I mean, not the walking frame).

Alison
01-26-2004, 10:56 AM
I guess that's just the trap Seb shouldn't fall into (the running part I mean, not the walking frame).

LOL

esther
01-26-2004, 11:17 AM
WAHOOOOOO, I'm so proud of him, si happyyy !!!!!!!!!
It's difficult to summarize the match (unfortunatly I didn't see the last set), but Esther will do it better than me, cos she intented to the match !!!
And she was very supportive !! (I sew her at tv i think..lol)

u did indeed see my on tv again ;)

ANYONE WITH EUROSPORT....i dont know whether they will ever show it or not...probably wont but just keep a look out...Before Seb's match aginst Hrbaty when we saw seb at practise, this eurosport man saw me and Rachael and we had my frenchie flag so he got us to drape it around us and just film us watching Seb...so i was hoping it would be shown before his match that day but it wasnt but keep a look out for it!

cpuisette
01-26-2004, 02:45 PM
there's a new interview of seb on eurosport.fr but i can't see it !

wilma
01-26-2004, 03:06 PM
Ah, I thought that was only MY computer playing tricks again!

xuzizhen
01-26-2004, 04:08 PM
there's a new interview of seb on eurosport.fr but i can't see it !

i'm downloading it :)

rebel
01-27-2004, 12:43 AM
Well I think I saw Esther: girl with sunglasses and French flag draped around shoulders, next to girl with blue hat (who waved same flag once). They were sitting in the front seats. LOL.

Hey Wilma - you are right!! Esther had the sunglasses and I was the girl with the blue hat - and i waved that little flag like crazy!! that's so cool that you saw us :)

esther
01-27-2004, 02:49 AM
go on the other site, Rachael!

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 05:25 AM
nooooooooooooooo
first seb 1-5

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 05:42 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
HE WITHDRAWS!!!

esther
01-27-2004, 05:44 AM
i'm too upset to comment

jcman
01-27-2004, 05:52 AM
Is his injury serious???
i am just too sad to comment like esther does....but reaching the quarters is already a very gd result...too bad for the French today

wilma
01-27-2004, 06:00 AM
Poor, poor Seb!!! Let's hope it's not that old groin injury again.

I am soooooooooo sad!!!

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 06:03 AM
he pulled a muscle in his leg during the second set

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 06:05 AM
yes jcman you are right. The season 's just starts.

taremi
01-27-2004, 06:05 AM
OMG.... :speakles: Poor Seb!!!!! Sooooooooooo sed too!!!!!! :hysteric: :crying2:

Marine
01-27-2004, 06:21 AM
My day has started very badly.................................. :banghead:

Alison
01-27-2004, 06:33 AM
:sad: Hope it's not too serious.

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 06:40 AM
rignt groin!!

wilma
01-27-2004, 06:41 AM
No comment necessary!

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 06:41 AM
Defending champion Andre Agassi has strolled into the Australian Open 2004 semi-finals after Sebastian Grosjean withdrew in the second set with a right groin injury.

Agassi was leading 6-2 2-0 when Grosjean became the second French player to withdraw due to injury on Day Nine after a back injury prevented women's No.4 seed Amelie Mauresmo from earlier taking the court against Colombian Fabiola Zuluaga.

Agassi, the No.4 seed, broke early against Grosjean and was rarely in trouble to steam into his second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final after reaching the final four at last year's US Open.

Grosjean had advanced to his second successive Australian Open quarter-final.

Four-time Australian Open champion Agassi will meet the winner of the clash between Russian Marat Safin and American Andy Roddick in the semi-finals.

niaboc
01-27-2004, 06:52 AM
ITS MY FIRST TIME TO GO TO THE BAR TO SEE SEB'S MATCH. AND AGAIN I BROUGHT HIM SHITLUCK. I WASNT EXPECTING HIM TO WIN, BUT IT TURNED OUT JUST WORSE THAN EVERYTHING. :sad:
I HAVENT WATCHED SEB WIN SINCE MY 19 BDAY (19 IS SUCH AN UNLUCKY YEAR FOR ME) I HOPE SEB'S INJURY IS NOT SO SERIOUS :/
FUCK FUCK FUCK TODAY SUX :mad: !

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-27-2004, 07:04 AM
Me too, I shouldn't have gone to watch him
I brounght him bad luck
I should had stand for Agassi.,...

Poor seb, really sad news... I really wanna cry.
But... Get well soon!

wilma
01-27-2004, 08:31 AM
From the Australian Open site (this is the transcription; there's a video as well. And he sounds so sad - like he'd been crying, but that may have been due to my old speakers lol):


An interview with:
SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN

Q. Was it something that happened in the match?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

Q. What happened and when?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Was more when I play a forehand, he play straight to my forehand, and I felt something really hard in my leg straightaway. It was tough after to move, so I couldn't really move and give 100 percent on the court.

You know, it happen in the last year as well, and I keep playing, and after I stop eight weeks. So, you know, I really felt the same thing, so that's why I stopped.

Q. Is it the groin, the top of the leg?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: Yes, yes. At the top of the leg, yes.

Q. On the right-hand side?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: On the right side.

Q. What game was it?

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: It was the game on the -- to do 3-love.

Q. Is it something that you might have to even have surgery on? >

SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN: I don't hope so, but I have to do MRI first to see. We do tomorrow MRI and I will see what is it.

wilma
01-27-2004, 08:45 AM
poor Seb

esther
01-27-2004, 11:12 AM
OHHHH MYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDD
please take that photo away

esther
01-27-2004, 11:17 AM
myyyyyyyy poooooooooorrrrrrrr bbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

xuzizhen
01-27-2004, 12:37 PM
oh my broken heart!!

Peta Pan
01-27-2004, 01:34 PM
I wanted to cry and give him a hug :'( It was so sad to see the match finish this way and he really needs another injury too :( I hope it doesn't hamper him for long!

Peta

Lizan
01-27-2004, 01:54 PM
OMG nooooooo, this can't be happening
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Taped the match, saw it early in the morning, and OMG I don't know what to say, I feel so bad. Again those stupid injuries dammit!!

OMG that picture!!!!!!!! He's crying..

esther
01-27-2004, 02:11 PM
exactly how i'm feeling, lizanne!! *sigH*

Lizan
01-27-2004, 02:16 PM
(esther by the way, my computer is reinstalled, msn is not yet on it)..

Peta Pan
01-27-2004, 02:17 PM
OMG, I didn't see that picture when I posted before!!! Now I really DO want to go give him a hug. It's bringing tears to my eyes... I can't cope with these injuries - last week Jerome, this week Seb.

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
:awww: :tears: :awww: :tears: :awww:

Peta

Lizan
01-27-2004, 02:24 PM
I know it's really sad, especcialy when u see that picture.. But I'm sure he will be okay soon, lets be positive.

Lindsayfan
01-27-2004, 05:04 PM
Seb's retirement completed my already horrible day...:sad: :mad:

I JUST WANT AN INJURY-FREE YEAR FOR MY FAVES..why doesnt God listen to my prayers? :(

cpuisette
01-27-2004, 06:10 PM
There's a new interview on eurosport and this it's work, he looks so sad ! (it's in french).

It's not sure that seb will play for davis cup

ubrunjensen
01-27-2004, 08:37 PM
:bigcry: Okay, Wilma, that picture does it!!!
WHAT AN ABSOLUTE HORROR OF A MATCH
I still can't believe it! I can't bear to think about it! The stricken look on his face when he had to tell the umpire...
How can Agassi always be this lucky??? Though to be fair it didn't exactly look like Grosjean was posing any problems before the injury!
So my day's been a crap day all the way! :( :sad:
My job interview wasn't too great, my favourite tennis player got another stupid injury!!! LIFE IS SO UNFAIR!!!
But okay, at least Roddick's out as well, losing to Safin...

Lizan
01-27-2004, 08:50 PM
Sorry to hear about the job interview..

Eurosport was great today.. They had this large interview with Seb, did anyone else saw it.. Really cute. I think he will be okay.. When they showed a piece of the practice I saw two gurls watching him there.. Now I have to ask again was that u Esther?? Because they had the french flag round them, I thought it had to be u, but on the other hand you weren't going anymore right?? I don't know, they were filmed from the back, and one of them had long dark hair.

Lizan
01-27-2004, 08:52 PM
I don't know who hje was training with, but he wore a blue shirt..

clem
01-27-2004, 09:09 PM
Lizan please can you tell me a little bit what Séb says on eurosport! I didn't saw him and i'm worried!

rebel
01-27-2004, 10:32 PM
Eurosport was great today.. They had this large interview with Seb, did anyone else saw it.. Really cute. I think he will be okay.. When they showed a piece of the practice I saw two gurls watching him there.. Now I have to ask again was that u Esther?? Because they had the french flag round them, I thought it had to be u, but on the other hand you weren't going anymore right?? I don't know, they were filmed from the back, and one of them had long dark hair.[/QUOTE]

Lizan - that would *have* to have been Esther and I since the Eurosport guy filmed us exactly how you described. That filming was done a few days ago, when we were lucky enough to see a very candid Seb practice. We both have long dark hair, but Esther is quite tiny and I'm pretty tall.

I also saw a small interview on Channel 10 "sports tonight" and Seb looked so crushed he had trouble speaking. So sad.
Did anyone else (Australian) manage to see a longer interview other than the Aus Open official page one??

Alison
01-28-2004, 09:33 AM
I saw the interview on Eurosport too.

It was Esther and Rachael at practise,Esther went on about it that much I've had to keep looking out for them both :D ;)

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-28-2004, 06:55 PM
oh i have gathered the pictures of AO.
Go to have a look to see if you have missed some of them!
http://membres.lycos.fr/sebastienmania/picsAO2004.htm

http://membres.lycos.fr/sebastienmania/AO2004QF20.jpg
HEARTBROKEN MEEEEEEEEEEE....................... :sad:

wilma
01-28-2004, 07:34 PM
OOOOHHHHHHHH poor Seb!! (And Amélie as well)

And of course I DID NOT see Seb with Esther & Rebel on Eurosport :mad: Is the interview the same as the one on the Eurosport site (where he even managed to smile a little bit)? He looked so vulnerable!

I guess the injury gave him a big scare (so early on in the season) and retirement in the QF to boot is enough to make anyone cry. But I hope the early retirement has saved him from really serious injury and that he can play again soon.

Ulla, too bad your job interview did not go well and I've sent you an e-mail.

cpuisette
01-28-2004, 08:42 PM
I can't see the interview on the australian open. If someone have it on his computer can you send me on this adress : cpuisette@yahoo.fr
Thank you

esther
01-28-2004, 11:12 PM
My job interview wasn't too great, my favourite tennis player got another stupid injury!!! LIFE IS SO UNFAIR!!!


and the bad luck continues!!!!!!!! awwww sorry about ur job interview ulla! :sad:

esther
01-28-2004, 11:14 PM
Eurosport was great today.. They had this large interview with Seb, did anyone else saw it.. Really cute. I think he will be okay.. When they showed a piece of the practice I saw two gurls watching him there.. Now I have to ask again was that u Esther?? Because they had the french flag round them, I thought it had to be u, but on the other hand you weren't going anymore right?? I don't know, they were filmed from the back, and one of them had long dark hair.


WE WEEEEEERRRRRRREEE OOOOONNNNNNNNNNN
*happy*

esther
01-28-2004, 11:15 PM
sorry yeah that was from friday morning but i knew they woudl show it...the girl with the long black hair coudl have been me or rebel but rebel's is actually dark brown but yeah...i was standing on my tippy toes LOL

ubrunjensen
01-29-2004, 03:02 PM
:tears: :sobbing: :crying2: Buhuu! I'm this close to bawling like a baby when I look at Kelly's picture of Grosjean !!!
HE LOOKS SO MISERABLE AND SAD
It's heartbreaking! :sad:
I can only hope you're right, Wilma, that quitting the QF so quickly was a wise move and that he will recover the better and faster because of it. He simply must be back soon and ready to fight for the French Open! And a place at the Masters Cup this year!

ubrunjensen
01-29-2004, 03:06 PM
Oh, and on a personal note: thanks, you guys, for being so nice and supportive, about my job interview! I don't know why I felt so pessimistic about it, for they called me later that night and offered me the job! So my crap day was sort of okay - especially if I avoided to think about Grosjean and a certain QF! Now at least I've got a job teaching, the way I always wanted, and I won't be horribly poor anymore and depressed!
I still wish, though, that Grosjean hadn't been injured!

wilma
01-29-2004, 04:10 PM
Congratulations, Ulla!!!!

And well, it seems that my hopes were to no avail: on Clem's thread you can read he's out for 3 weeks!

esther
01-30-2004, 01:07 AM
yay u got the job ulla!!

esther
01-30-2004, 01:08 AM
i just feel like crawling under a rock for the next 3 weeks and never coming out. He's got points to defend dammit and he's already dropped down to 12th. WHY MUST HE BE PUNISHED *cries*

ubrunjensen
01-31-2004, 11:03 AM
Cheer up, Esther! The good thing is that he will get better and come back to fight for his position! I see that Olivier Mutis is going to replace him on the DC team. As if anyone could actually replace Grosjean...

Lizan
01-31-2004, 02:10 PM
Lizan please can you tell me a little bit what Séb says on eurosport! I didn't saw him and i'm worried!

Uhm yeah (a little late, but better now then never right? lol).. The interview was mostly taken before the match against Agassi.. They talked about how he was going to beat agassi.. Then they showed the match.. And after that he told something about the injury (of course).. He told the interviewer were it hurted, and that he thought it was better to stop when it hurted more and more.. We'll see what happens, hopefully he gets better soon..

Alison
01-31-2004, 08:24 PM
:D :D :D Well done Ulla!!!! :D :D :D Good for you!!

wilma
01-31-2004, 08:53 PM
oh i have gathered the pictures of AO.
Go to have a look to see if you have missed some of them!

I just had a look Kelly. Great!

wilma
01-31-2004, 09:45 PM
BTW I adore his hair style in the vidio on the Eurosport site! Looks like he'd just come out of the shower and rubbed it dry.

clem
01-31-2004, 10:44 PM
Thank you Lizan!

zyim333
02-01-2004, 06:10 AM
its a pity again(for davis cup)
yes i agree with wilma that seb may have just come out of a shower.and he looked great in his blue shirt with the short lock

xuzizhen
02-01-2004, 09:04 AM
BTW I adore his hair style in the vidio on the Eurosport site! Looks like he'd just come out of the shower and rubbed it dry.

you mean this one?

wilma
02-01-2004, 10:07 AM
the first one Xuzi - but you have to watch the video to be able to admire it in its full splendour. LOL!

Lizan
02-01-2004, 11:32 AM
In a tread someone gave a link to that interview, but I can't find it.. Does anyone know where I can find it??

ubrunjensen
02-01-2004, 12:23 PM
I think it's on the official site for Aussie Open or maybe Eurosport, the French version.
My internet connection is a bit slow, so he sounds quite funny even if it is a sad occasion. He's also a bit blurry in the beginning, but at the end I get the full impact of his adorable short hair and heavy eyes! Just makes you want to dry his eyes and kiss the pain away! Yeah, I wish!

Lizan
02-01-2004, 01:25 PM
Okay thank u so much..

xuzizhen
02-01-2004, 01:30 PM
i downloaded them all!!! and watch it everyday!

wilma
02-01-2004, 01:54 PM
Huh? How do you download them? I want to do that as well!!!