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Hi everybody ! Seb won !!!

crystal
01-23-2004, 04:47 PM
Hello everyone !!!!
Yeah, seb won, isn't it a marvellous day ????
I'm new on this forum, so I introduce myself : :D
I'm french (hope I could write a correct english...) , love playing and watching tennis, and my favourite players are (as you can guess it) SEB !!! and JC Ferrero...
I'm a "sebofan" since I noticed him in RG 2000, my first impression was that he was such a brilliant player !!!! Then, everybody here know how astonishing was his 2001 season...
I came to this forum a week ago and I found it very nice and full of photos and news about seb...French forums are not as complete as this !!!
So I should stop now, just wanted to ask Esther : How can you understand french so well ??? Is your mother or father french ???
Congratulations for all your translations of seb's interviews ! And thanks for all your photos !!! :wavey:
So Seb beat Hrbaty yesterday, so nice ! Next is Ginepri : Go on seb, I'm sure you can do it !!!

Marine
01-23-2004, 04:56 PM
just wanted to ask Esther : How can you understand french so well ??? Is your mother or father french ???


So, Esther...? (Maybe you didn't told me all) :lol: :lol:

taremi
01-23-2004, 05:05 PM
Hi, crystal! Welcome! :D
I'm newbie here and came to this forum a week ago, too. Yea, this forum is very nice!! And I come from the earth.....:lol:

crystal
01-23-2004, 05:08 PM
Salut Marine !
New seb's interview !!!! Sorry it is in french... Could you, Esther ... ? ;)
23 janvier 2004


Sébastien, en disposant de Dominik Hrbaty au 3eme tour (2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3), l’aventure continue en Australie.
C’est génial. Hrbaty jouait vraiment très bien au début du match. J’ai été dominé pendant un set et demi. Il menait 6-2, 4-2. Il était vraiment injouable. Même si ça ne passait pas comme je le souhaitais, j’ai continué à m’accrocher. Je me suis alors mis à mieux servir et à prendre plus de risques. Je suis ainsi revenu dans la partie en alignant sept jeux d’affilée. Je jouais bien, je frappais fort. J’ai vraiment réalisé un bon match à partir du deuxième set.
Dominik Hrbaty a réalisé un début de match parfait. Sur le court, tu semblais vraiment impuissant.
C’était infernal. Il effectuait des retours incroyables sur ma première balle. Il prenait énormément de risques parce qu’il était en confiance. Tout restait dans le court. Finalement, tout est devenu plus facile quand je me suis mis à mieux servir. En variant mes coups et en gagnant en longueur, j’ai changé la physionomie du match. Une fois que je me suis mis à jouer à l’intérieur du court, tout est devenu plus facile.
Mais tu n’as pas douté à 6-2, 4-2 ?
Non, je suis resté calme. Je savais que c’était lui qui jouait vraiment bien. Je me suis dit qu’il ne pouvait pas jouer tout le match comme ça et qu’à un moment, il allait baisser de rythme. C’est pour ça que j’ai continué à m’accrocher. J’attendais une ouverture pour m’engouffrer dedans. Il s’est mis à faire quelques fautes, j’ai élevé mon niveau de jeu et le match a basculé en ma faveur.
On l’a bien vu aujourd’hui, avec ta première balle et ton coup droit, tu peux faire énormément de dégâts.
Effectivement. J’ai commis quelques fautes mais j’ai tout même marqué de nombreux points gagnants avec mon coup droit. Quand mon service s’est mis à passer, il a eu un peu plus de mal à retourner. Ça me permettait ainsi de tourner mon coup droit pour l’agresser. Et sur ses deuxièmes balles, je me suis régalé. Mon coup droit giclait parfaitement.
Deux heures après cette victoire, comment te sens-tu physiquement ?
Il est tout à fait normal que je sois un peu fatigué. Mais ça va, je ne suis pas trop atteint. Comme on jouait le soir, on n‘a pas souffert de la chaleur. Avec la journée de repos de demain, tout rentrera dans l’ordre pour le match de dimanche.
Pour ce huitième de finale, tu vas retrouver le tombeur de Nicolas Escudé, Robby Ginepri, que tu as battu l’année dernière en deux sets au tournoi de Los Angeles.
C’est un peu le même style de joueur que Dominik Hrbaty. Il frappe fort des deux côtés et il sert bien. Il est un peu nonchalant sur le terrain, il peut connaître des passages à vide. A moi de jouer tous les points à fond et de m’accrocher. J’ai perdu contre lui la semaine dernière au tournoi exhibition de Kooyong mais ça n’a rien à voir. Là, il s’agit du 4eme tour d’un Grand Chelem, d’un match en cinq sets. C’est tellement différent que je ne tiens pas compte de notre dernière rencontre.

crystal
01-23-2004, 05:10 PM
Thanks Taremi ! So you come from the earth...like each one of us....

wilma
01-23-2004, 05:40 PM
welcome, Crystal!

cpuisette
01-23-2004, 06:39 PM
hi crystal !
I have already seen the same login on sportifonline, is it you?

Have someone video of seb except the interview of eurosport ?

crystal
01-23-2004, 06:52 PM
Yes, it's me cpuisette !

Via
01-23-2004, 08:58 PM
So, Esther...? (Maybe you didn't told me all) :lol: :lol:

it's always possible, possible......
:p

and of course, congrats to seb winning last night's match... it was on our tv (delayed), but i couldn't find any esther on the stands, nor arnaud. there were people with a big french flag, there was guy, and the bald trainer guy or something, and there was a shot of some two rows of frenchie players in support of seb.... but i couldn't see any arnaud :(

Alison
01-23-2004, 09:57 PM
Hello Crystal :wavey:

Hey,Esther,your reputation as a translator is spreading worldwide ;)

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 12:40 AM
Salut crystal ! :)
I remebered that is you who first recognised me on seb's official forum . :)

Peta Pan
01-24-2004, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by Via
and of course, congrats to seb winning last night's match... it was on our tv (delayed), but i couldn't find any esther on the stands, nor arnaud. there were people with a big french flag, there was guy, and the bald trainer guy or something, and there was a shot of some two rows of frenchie players in support of seb.... but i couldn't see any arnaud

I was sitting not too far away from that French group of players and Arnaud was there!! I also saw Escude and Mahut. I wasn't close enough to see them all but I used my zoom camera lens on them to see if Arnaud was there and he was! I loved that they all got involved in Mexican waves going around the arena at the changes of ends too.

crystal welcome, even though I'm new myself... you have good taste in players as Sebastien and Juanqui are my 2nd and 3rd favourites behind Jonas Bjorkman :)

:)Peta

wilma
01-24-2004, 10:08 AM
Hey pjgirl, welcome! You are so lucky compared to us poor things just hoping and wishing we will see a glimpse of Grosjean on TV.

crystal
01-24-2004, 10:14 AM
Hey xuzizhen !!!
Yes, you were "bix" in the sportifonline forum. You even said you've learnt french language for sebastien...
And what do you think guys about his next match ??? I think he could win, I give him 65% and 35% for Ginepri.
Then we'll see!

Marine
01-24-2004, 10:40 AM
but i couldn't see any arnaud :(

Me neither I didn't see him at tv, but I read in "l'equipe" today, that there were all the french players/staff in the match:
Arnaud, Nico Escudé, Nico Mahut, Julien Benneteau, Micka, Patience, Marion Bartoli, Camille...Guy and all the staff of davis cup (kynés/coaches..) !!!!
In short, everybody cheers Seb !! :) It's very sweet of them !

Guy Forget said: " Everybody was there, today it was Sebastien's fest ! lol"

taremi
01-24-2004, 11:03 AM
And what do you think guys about his next match ???
I think his motivation is going up from after the match with Hrbaty. I also think that he could win, 75% for Seb and 25% for Ginepri. (too high?lol)

Me neither I didn't see him at tv, but I read in "l'equipe" today, that there were all the french players/staff in the match:
In short, everybody cheers Seb !! :) It's very sweet of them !
Guy Forget said: " Everybody was there, today it was Sebastien's fest ! lol"
Wow!! That's a nice Tale!! Yea, it's so sweet!!! :angel: :hug:

Hi, pj girl! Welcome!! :)

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 12:00 PM
I don't think they will broadcast seb's match tommorow :( They will chose the agassi's or rodick's or safin's :(

Seb's match will still be at MCA

crystal
01-24-2004, 12:13 PM
yeah marine I also read "lequipe" this morning !!!
It was so kind of them !

ubrunjensen
01-24-2004, 12:44 PM
Seb's match will still be at MCA

Am asking stupid question: but what is MCA???
I know, very annoying about Eurosport, but won't give up the hope. :D

ubrunjensen
01-24-2004, 12:47 PM
And hello and welcome aboard, to Pj Girl and Crystal! It's always nice to get new members! Hope you will enjoy it here. I never knew Grosjean had so many fans all around the world! But he deserves it! Now, I keep my fingers crossed for tomorrow.

ubrunjensen
01-24-2004, 12:50 PM
I'm back, and it's not like I have anything new to add, just wanted to make my message number 300! Can't believe I've been here at this forum for so long and have already posted 300 messages!
It's great to have met all you guys and share in our mutual devotion for Grosjean!

xuzizhen
01-24-2004, 12:55 PM
Yeah ubrunjensen .Do you know the french fans in seb's official forum are astonished that seb has so many foreign fans!!!

MCA is the name of the court where seb will play his 1/8.

Peta Pan
01-24-2004, 01:18 PM
MCA is the name of the court where seb will play his 1/8.

Margaret Court Arena... formally just Show Court One
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I first became a fan of Seb's during that heartbreaking semi-final against Arnaud in 2001.

I felt so bad for him after that match and wondered how he would ever recover mentally! I guess it helped that it was a good friend that he lost to - but it must have been hard trying to cheer for Arnaud in the final knowing that he should have been there himself!

Then I also found out that we have almost the exact same birth date - he is just 2 days older than me!! I know that has no relevence to anything, but it's a fun fact I like to share :P

I'm so glad I found this place to have somewhere to talk about Seb!

:)Peta

wilma
01-24-2004, 01:35 PM
Congratulations, Ulla!

Did you see any other of Seb's matches live, Peta? (this year at the AO, I mean) If so: details please!!

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 01:59 AM
.Then I also found out that we have almost the exact same birth date - he is just 2 days older than me!! I know that has no relevence to anything, but it's a fun fact I like to share :P

I'm so glad I found this place to have somewhere to talk about Seb!

:)Peta
Hi Peta ! I think maybe you are the oldest here :D :D

jcman
01-25-2004, 02:57 AM
Hi, everybody, I'm a huge Seb's fan from Hong Kong!!
it's so happy to see that there are so many seb fans over the world

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 03:22 AM
hi jcman ! happy new year! Do you know kelly is also from hongkong?!

Peta Pan
01-25-2004, 06:25 AM
Did you see any other of Seb's matches live, Peta? (this year at the AO, I mean) If so: details please!!

I saw Seb's round 1, 2 and 3 matches live. I missed the Ginepri match today because I fell and twisted ankles and bruised my body on Friday :(

His first round match against Youzhny I missed the 1st set coz i was watching jonas train, but he won the set so easy I don't think he needed me there.

He was so impressive again against JM Gambill but it was the Hrbaty match that was the match of the week for me.... such an exciting match that had a bit of everything

I took quite a few photos with a big zoom camera so I'm hoping they'll turn out really well and I'll share them here!!!

:)Peta

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 06:38 AM
Hi peta!You are so lucy to see seb play!
Cant wait for ur pics!! :)

wilma
01-25-2004, 07:16 AM
Aww Peta, I'm sorry to hear you've hurt yourself! Get well soon. And yes, I'm looking forward to your pics.

Did anyone of you see the Ginepri match on TV? I wanted to get up at 5 am, but I was just too tired. And I suppose Eurosport didn't show Seb's match anyway :mad: Also, he's happily ignored again on the Dutch text pages on TV. So, did he play well?

And next round Agassi will be waiting. Yes who knows it's going to be like RG 2001. Maybe the American president should fly over to watch the match ;)

KellyluvsGrosjean
01-25-2004, 07:19 AM
Hiiii Crystal! I know that you are here for a few days... do you like it!!!
Hope that Seb will get into the Semi-finals again!!!

xuzizhen
01-25-2004, 07:22 AM
now they are showing agassi's match .i'll wait to see if i have chance to see seb's match!
But i know he plays well!! i followed the livescore on ausopen.com !!

ubrunjensen
01-25-2004, 09:24 AM
Tried to stay up tonight to see if Eurosport would surprise me by showing Grosjean's match - but hey, what do you know, it's Eurosport and they just showed dull stuff like Mauresmo and Agassi! In the end I just passed out from fatigue and possibly anger. What will it take to make Eurosport aware of him??? I'm afraid he needs to win that all important Grand Slam before they will admit he's any good!
Does anyone know how he did? I still haven't dared to look at atptennis for the result...

Peta Pan
01-25-2004, 10:09 AM
Tried to stay up tonight to see if Eurosport would surprise me by showing Grosjean's match - but hey, what do you know, it's Eurosport and they just showed dull stuff like Mauresmo and Agassi! In the end I just passed out from fatigue and possibly anger. What will it take to make Eurosport aware of him??? I'm afraid he needs to win that all important Grand Slam before they will admit he's any good!
Does anyone know how he did? I still haven't dared to look at atptennis for the result...

Seb won in 4 sets :D

I don't think that it's that they aren't aware of him, it is just that Mauresmo and Agassi were Centre Court/RLA matches and Seb was on MCA which is a lesser court. The Rod Laver Arena matches are always the ones shown - it's the same in Australia on channel7 (our tennis coverage channel).

You wouldn't believe how many things I threw across the room though yesterday, when ch7 decided to cross to MCA for some of Henman's match after the RLA matches were over instead of Vodafone Arena for Juanqui's match!!!

:)Peta

Lizan
01-25-2004, 06:25 PM
Australian Open is a difficult, it always is on at night, and they only show an our or so in the evening.. But it's cool though that they show the highlights, coz they have always showed Seb and 3 out of 4 times they showed an interview.. Which you can't miss..

Lizan
01-25-2004, 06:26 PM
By the way, since I have been gone, there are a lot of new people.. I want to say welcome to ya'll lol.. Nice to have you here

ubrunjensen
01-25-2004, 07:18 PM
LOL I do know that matches played at Rod Laver are more likely to be shown on tv, but still...
It annoys me immensely that Grosjean and Eurosport just don't seem to gel! He really must top himself and win that Grand Slam!

esther
01-26-2004, 10:05 AM
So, Esther...? (Maybe you didn't told me all) :lol: :lol:

what are you talking about? i'm full blooded french...!!! couldnt be more french if i tried

;) no i'm kidding ...wish i was tho!

esther
01-26-2004, 10:09 AM
it's always possible, possible......
:p

and of course, congrats to seb winning last night's match... it was on our tv (delayed), but i couldn't find any esther on the stands, nor arnaud. there were people with a big french flag, there was guy, and the bald trainer guy or something, and there was a shot of some two rows of frenchie players in support of seb.... but i couldn't see any arnaud :(

I WAS ON THE TV LIKE 20 BILLION TIMES!!!! Werent lookign hard enough via...tsk tsk tsk ;) didnt they show Arnaud? I watched the replay but in my excitement didnt pay much attention to him (even tho i did when i was actually there) but yeah




Hey,Esther,your reputation as a translator is spreading worldwide ;)

i shoudl start getting paid by you people!!!!!!!!!! :P

I was sitting not too far away from that French group of players and Arnaud was there!!

Where were u sitting?

esther
01-26-2004, 10:11 AM
Guy Forget said: " Everybody was there, today it was Sebastien's fest ! lol"

LOL

peta- so i guess you werent that girl who had 'kiss me grosjean' on her face...she was there during Ginepri's match. Did you see me and Rebel?

esther
01-26-2004, 10:12 AM
You wouldn't believe how many things I threw across the room though yesterday, when ch7 decided to cross to MCA for some of Henman's match after the RLA matches were over instead of Vodafone Arena for Juanqui's match!!!

:)Peta

they showed JC's match at like 12pm after that!

rebel
01-26-2004, 10:48 PM
LOL

peta- so i guess you werent that girl who had 'kiss me grosjean' on her face...she was there during Ginepri's match. Did you see me and Rebel?

We were in the front row with assorted flags (big and small French ones) plus Marcelo had Prazz's cute little French jester hat on - you could hardly miss us crazy lot!! I've watched the video so i know.. it was Hrbaty's match tho, I'd already left before i got to see Ginepri's (sob sob).

Yeah - who *was* the "kiss me grosjean" girl?

esther
01-27-2004, 01:54 AM
Yeah - who *was* the "kiss me grosjean" girl?
did u get the full match rachael?? i got from 2-2 in the second set..i think i told you that but did they explain the whole 'funny hat friday' thing?!! *still laughign at 'I love Grosjean's grunt because...'*

i dont know who she was...i'm going to find out tho and tell her what i think