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Open 13..........

02-15-2004, 12:27 PM
check out the web site of Open 13...
Grosjean is in the JOUEURS list>>>
But he said he couldn't make it... oh howcome he's in the list
I think the site is updated frequently!

02-16-2004, 08:52 PM
thanks Kelly !!!!!!

02-17-2004, 09:43 AM
tournament sites never update their players list
all those players in that promo poster look really stupid!!! they look really tired...or somethign...

02-17-2004, 03:28 PM
Noo, I rather like this poster! They look cool, Esther, not tired! LOL
Ok, Roger's nose get to look enormous, but Grosjean suddenly has great cheekbones...

02-17-2004, 04:19 PM
wow ulla u have studied Seb really good! lol

02-17-2004, 05:13 PM
yeah, this poster is cool !
They don't really look tired, I's rather as if they wanted to look impressive.
And seb is handsome, as always...

02-18-2004, 09:55 AM
they look too...unnaturally golden
i dunno

02-18-2004, 11:51 AM
basically the portraits were taken from the ATP site. You remember the "New Ball PLease" poster? But that one was in B/W.
Indeed, the first time I saw Grosjean, was in the poster of Salem Open, which used the same image... I think it makes Seb looks sexy, esp his bloody nice curly hair... :p

02-18-2004, 01:31 PM
Who cares about the colouring? He'd still look fantastic and have great cheekbones even if the damn poster was in PURPLE! And yes, Lizan, I do study Grosjean's face very closely when ever I get the opportunity...
If I can't see him live I can at least get to see his face on posters, pix and the telly (if Eurosport's in the mood)!

02-18-2004, 04:28 PM
Oh they (Eurosport) really did a great job at this years Australian Open. It was the first time that they actually showed a real interview (not one of only 20 sec). We should really thank them lol.. I think they deserve some credit coz I remembered that Seb "hates" (big word, but...) giving interviews to the press..So what can Eurosprt do??!!

02-18-2004, 08:24 PM
Hi tou you all!
I've posted 4 pics I took last year at the open 13 during the double final that seb won with fabrice santoro.
It's the first time I'm attaching files to a thread and I hope it's gonna work...

02-19-2004, 05:24 AM
noa- oh you saw that doubles final?!! I think you are one of the only people here who have actually seen Seb play dobules before!!!! (correct me if i'm wrong)

Wonder how he actually is as a doubles player. anyway thanks for the photos!

02-19-2004, 06:35 AM
:D I like the way he clutches that trophy in the 2nd picture. And he's gorgeous with long hair :devil: Thank you Noa

02-19-2004, 08:51 AM
Nice pix, Noa, thanks for sharing!
They just look so funny and cute, Grosjean and Santoro, two little guys focusing hard on the match! I've just been to the official site and the winner's trophy in men's singles look...oh my God! Where did they dig it up? I think I'd prefer to win the runners-up trophy! Actually looks like a trophy and not some giant killer hand, ready to knock you over! Federer with a third arm...poor guy!

02-19-2004, 09:27 AM
mwa ha ha, I've always said those trophies are hideous. But what about this picture of Grosjean and Schüttler at the Tokyo Open: Is Seb taking the mickey out of Rainer or is he envious for only having to pack this tiny ashtray?

02-19-2004, 09:30 AM
Wilma you are so mean... it's not a ashtray!!!:rolleyes:
Seb had something tiny but he had prize money... jajaaaa

02-19-2004, 10:04 AM
Well at least Schüttler can stack some money in that ... thing :p

02-19-2004, 03:47 PM
Sorry the quality of pics isn't so good... I think it's cause of the zoom.

Sure,we don't see seb playing doubles a lot. I think this year he won't play doubles at all (or just few ones).
Last year in Marseille he won in 2 sets with fabrice. It was very interesting to see his behaviour during the match. With Fabrice they were supporting each other at any time. And at the end, I remember Fabrice slow down and seb was here, stronger that never! I don't say that because seb is my favourite... Fabrice is the best french double player and at the end of the match seb said that he was so happy to play with him. Fab said he loved playing with seb because he's able to do everything on a court. I think seb could be much better ranked in doubles if he played more in that. But it's not his priority and I'm ok with that. It's so difficult to be well ranked in both simples and doubles. Which player is good in both? What do you think about it?

They also said they would play this year, but unfortunately...
And something funny, they said why they didn't play together in 2002 : because they forgot to register!

Seb is always happy to play in Marseille, he feels home and he's probably so disappointed not to be able to play this year. That's in Marseille he played his first ATP tournament.
Hum, I'm trying to remember something else... Oh yes, I think the man near seb in the second pic is his father in law (wife's father). But I'm not sure!

02-19-2004, 05:20 PM
I think it must have been great fun to watch Grosjean and Santoro play together. They're both such entertaining players in singles and are capable of doing all kinds of shots. I love Grosjean's pace and his exquisite drop-shots and lobs! Santoro is just amazing, still remember a match he played against Safin a couple of years ago, in French Open. The Russian never had a chance! Santoro was just so clever!
I really would love for Grosjean to team up with Santoro again - and maybe win another ashtray for his prize money!!!

02-21-2004, 10:03 AM
now i could finally arrive at a conlusion that LOCAST's red is just ok !

02-21-2004, 12:15 PM
Just okay??? NNOOOO!!! It's heaven, it's divine, it's the one colour he was born to wear!

02-28-2004, 01:23 PM
okay ulla,heavenly-made for seb! hehe...u know i sometimes do things in a reserved manner.....

03-04-2004, 05:03 PM
That's ok, coz I know I tend to be a little too...enthusiastic - is that the word? I go all overboard and get much too poetic or flowery in my language and I just love to exaggerate everything! So I think we make the right balance together. Nice to see you're back!

03-06-2004, 11:21 AM
well. i really admire your style! :)
and i appreciate ur permanently warm welcome and willingness to help me. bix(xuzizhen) has become my sister ,anyway, would u like to be another? hehe....or am i too rude to talking about that? know i'm always puzzled by western customs which is one of my optional subjects at school.....

03-06-2004, 07:39 PM
You actually study Western customs as a subject at school? How strange - and how interesting! We hardly get to know anything about Eastern countries and/or their traditions, only the most basic geographical and political information.
And no, you're not rude at all, in fact you're quite the opposite. I'm flattered that you should ask me, I consider it an honour. Got a sister in real life so I'm used to it and really rather good at being the older sister, though I say it myself! Also thanks a lot for saying such nice things about 'my style' - are you referring to my fondness for enthusiastic language??? Ha ha ha! I just like to be personal and use my imagination. I love speaking/writing in English and I kind of use this forum as a place to practice.
So, any news about our main topic, Grosjean?

03-07-2004, 08:25 AM
So, any news about our main topic, Grosjean?
Mwa ha ha! Is he really our main topic I wonder? I guess he will play later this week :confused: I hope this is a calm before the storm!!!

03-07-2004, 08:30 AM
And yes, I think we should learn more about Eastern cultures at schools!

03-12-2004, 10:34 AM
i 'm making an apology for all the topics i raised that were off the main topic here.but i just could help talking with my lovely ,charming sister in a beautiful and fantastic country of Denmark ,ulla...

03-13-2004, 11:05 AM
OH seems that i havn't been to here for too long a time!!!I'm deadly busy as intern but my heart is always here:))

My birthday is 2 July ,so Cancer too ,like Ulla.

03-13-2004, 11:07 AM
sorry i reply the wrong thread

03-14-2004, 11:41 AM
Great, Bix! You're also a Cancer! My dad's birthday is July 3rd, and my bf's on July 6th, so we all kind of celebrate our birthdays together! And Stella, I enjoy to talk about other things than just Grosjean, it's great to get to know you all a little better, and I'm pleased to see we have more in common than just our interest in tennis and Grosjean!

03-15-2004, 10:14 AM
Great, Bix! You're also a Cancer! My dad's birthday is July 3rd, and my bf's on July 6th, so we all kind of celebrate our birthdays together!

HaHa I 'm waiting for July's coming now :worship: We can celebrate our birthdays together here ,isn't it a good idea, Ulla?

As for soccer,i'd like to say that my favorite is French national team .

03-15-2004, 11:23 AM
none of the ATP stars has the same birthday as me... Eeeeekkkkkkkkkk --- 2 Dec
And I have loads of friends who born in 29 May... JEALOUS!

03-15-2004, 05:16 PM
HaHa I 'm waiting for July's coming now :worship: We can celebrate our birthdays together here ,isn't it a good idea, Ulla?

As for soccer,i'd like to say that my favorite is French national team .

:wavey: :angel: We, who were born in the sign of Cancer, really must stick together, so yes, let's celebrate all our birthdays in here at the forum! Would be fun to receive lots of great cards from all over the world!

I used to adore the French national team :drool: but that was way back in the good old days of Michel Platini, my hero, and Jean Tigana and all the other oldtimers whose names I don't remember anymore! Today I prefer club football, and I'm a loyal fan of Real Madrid. In international football I usually support the national teams of Spain (though they're mostly crap), Portugal (but they never win anything and they were some of the biggest losers of the last World Cup) and Italy (they're getting too defensive for my taste).

That said I just loved the surprise team of Korea, they were so fantastic, and on home ground too! :worship: