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07-23-2005 03:42 AM
esther
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

yet another diplomatic reponse from Guy... quite different from Marine
07-17-2005 06:50 PM
*julie*
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marine
Guy Forget

Guy still counts on Sebastien the next year
At least a good news today
07-17-2005 06:01 PM
Marine
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Guy Forget

L’absence de Sébastien Grosjean a-t-elle pesé lourd selon vous ?
- Je vais enfoncer une porte ouverte : c’est vrai que si Sébastien avait été là, cela aurait été beaucoup plus simple à gérer. J’aurais eu plus de choix. On parle beaucoup de Richard qui est mieux classé à l’ATP aujourd’hui. Mais il ne faut pas oublier que Sébastien était encore, il y a quelques semaines, le numéro 1 français, qu’il a bien joué à Roland-Garros et extrêmement bien à Wimbledon. C’est donc vrai qu’on aurait été plus forts s’il avait été parmi nous aujourd’hui. Mais bon, il n’était pas là. A nous de nous débrouiller sans lui. Il peut se passer beaucoup de choses d’ici février, mais pour cette prochaine rencontre, j’espère non seulement que l’équipe sera au complet, avec Sébastien entre autres, mais aussi que les garçons qui étaient là ce week-end, auront progressé physiquement et techniquement. Comme ça, notre équipe, en l’espace de quelques mois, sera beaucoup plus forte.

Guy still counts on Sebastien the next year
07-17-2005 04:42 PM
Lizan
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Its sad that France isnt in the semies, because they do deserve it, and I thought they were actually gonna make it yesterday, because even without Seb the team is pretty strong.. But Seb knows whats best for himself, and I only want whats best for Seb.. I hate it when he's injured, and he does too..
Anyway better luck next year, maybe WITH Seb.. I actually do hope so if he wants it himself..
07-17-2005 02:34 PM
Marine
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Good news for Seb; he won't have to find a poor excuse for the semi final of davis cup, his team lost. His mind's at ease until the next year.
Good news for some fans too...
07-17-2005 12:51 PM
Marine
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Quote:
Originally Posted by delsa
Well, now I believe the French will be even more angry against Seb because they'll think France could have won the quarterfinal tie with him (or at least have more chances of winning it)! He's not out of the inn, yet with these DC withdrawals problems... (I bet he won't be so high in the top 30 of the French sportsmen popularity ranking next year! )
Ouai, à moins de faire un exploit d'ici là en solo...d'ailleurs y'a intéret, sinon je vais me facher.
07-17-2005 12:40 PM
delsa
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Well, now I believe the French will be even more angry against Seb because they'll think France could have won the quarterfinal tie with him (or at least have more chances of winning it)! He's not out of the inn, yet with these DC withdrawals problems... (I bet he won't be so high in the top 30 of the French sportsmen popularity ranking next year! )
07-14-2005 11:41 AM
esther
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

thanks for posting that again, Marine. He's been married for so long, yet he still talks about love like that! Sooooo sweet
07-13-2005 02:42 PM
Lizan
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

awwww Seb , I really do feel bad for him.. Aww I can imagine its soooo hard for him to not see his children and wife for so long.. He's allowed to take some time off (what he does during DC) to see them, isnt he..
07-12-2005 09:15 PM
Alison
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Thanks *julie*

what a great interview
07-12-2005 05:18 PM
delsa
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Thank you for the perfect translation, Julie!
07-12-2005 02:38 PM
french-guru
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

From reading the interview, it seems that Sebastien is suffering a lot from not being able to see his family (wife, children, eg.)
07-12-2005 08:47 AM
*julie*
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Here is the translation of the interview posted by Marine. I hope you will understand it cos some bits were quite hard to translate

Marie Pierre, your wife was with you during the first week of Wimbledon. Does it help you to get good results?
Usually, when she's here, I don't win very often. No, I am joking! It's good to have her with me. I would like her to come more often but it's not easy to bring the children everywhere. Anyway, when she's not here, I phone her before every match. I need her.

Why precisely?
Well, because I love her. She understands the sacrifices I have to make and she helps me to relativize a little with tennis. Having 2 children is good for me. Tennis isn't a question of life or death. Actually,that's nothing compared with real life, children, love...

As a former women tennis player, she could live her career through you (???) but she doesn't seem to be very interested in tennis...
That's good. She helps me to keep down to earth and not to get mad when I loose...

Caricaturing a little, young sportsmen, who were brought up in the cult of image, choose women looking like models and fashion victims. Your wife is very beautiful but she looks like a real woman, not a picture.
Yes, she's a normal woman. I didn't ask myself if she looked like the pictures in magazines when I fell in love with her. You don't choose, you fall in love with a woman. It happened to me as soon as I met her in Marseille. She was coming back from the United States, her career was ending and mine was beginning.

She seems to have good relationships with the world of tennis though she gives the impression to stay on the fringe.
Yes...Actually, if I wasn't a tennis player, she would be with me all the same. (laugh) When she comes to tournaments, it's to be with me. She sees my matches to please me but it's not a priority. She prefers going to the resaturant or for a walk. What she likes is when we are together. That's rassuring.

John Mc Enroe says that from the moment he was a father, it was hard for him to leave his family. Is it the same for you?
That's hard, very hard. I have left for 4 weeks now and I miss my children quite rapidly. Everytime a new season begins I know it's gonna be hard. Regularly, it drives me mad and I want to leave everything just to be with them. That's a real organisation to have: calling them everyday, talking to them, hearing them...It helps but at the same time, I am dying for hugging them. Honestly, that's very hard. Before leaving them I prepare myself psychologically, but the moment I leave them is still painful. After that, it gets better for a while, I do my things, I work and at the end of the day, there is always this terrible moment when I only think about being with them.

07-12-2005 12:29 AM
Hangdog
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Thanks for all interviews and translations!
Well, after I read all the posts of this thread and even that last frank French interview I've felt myself such a USSR's person... I've been always sure that every sportsman does his sport firstly for the country and for the people. But it looks like now everywhere on the first place are only personal interests and money...
07-11-2005 10:17 PM
Lizan
Re: He won't play Davis Cup !

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alison
Can anyone translate please ?
Yes please...
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