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01-23-2007 06:24 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Fab & Nenad lost to Knowles/Nestor 3-6 3-6.
01-22-2007 07:47 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Busy day for Fab tomorrow. 2 matches!!

Tuesday OOP:

MCA Start Time 11:00 AM

Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Elena Dementieva (RUS)[14]/Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[14] vs. Zi Yan (CHN)[2]/Jie Zheng (CHN)[2]

followed by
Men's Doubles - Qtr. Finals
Bob Bryan (USA)[1]/Mike Bryan (USA)[1] vs. Jeff Coetzee (RSA)/Rogier Wassen (NED)

Men's Doubles - Qtr. Finals
Mark Knowles (BAH)[3]/Daniel Nestor (CAN)[3]vs. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[6]

Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Julian Knowle (AUT)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Todd Perry (AUS)[5]/Zi Yan (CHN)[5]

Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Nathan Healey (AUS)/Bryanne Stewart (AUS) vs. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)/Sania Mirza (IND) or Mark Knowles (BAH)[2]/Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[2]
01-21-2007 08:24 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Fab & Nenad won 7-6 6-3.

Thanks for the pics.
01-20-2007 11:21 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Thanks for the video, Truc

Man, do I hate Davydenko

Piccies. Love the ice bag one
01-20-2007 06:30 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Sunday OOP:

Court 13 Start Time 11:00 AM

Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Cara Black (ZIM)[3]/Liezel Huber (RSA)[3] vs Bethanie Mattek (USA)/Shenay Perry (USA)

followed by
Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Julian Knowle (AUT)[10]/Jurgen Melzer (AUT)[10] vs. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[6]
01-20-2007 03:12 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

In L'Équipe:
« C'est une défaite en trois manches, mais c'est mon meilleur match du tournoi. Davydenko, c'est une machine. C'est un joueur remarquable, il me pose beaucoup de problèmes, c'est le seul à pouvoir m'agresser comme ça. Il renvoie tout très vite et très bien. Quand vous avez l'impression de très bien jouer et que vous êtes quand même mené deux sets à zéro, vous vous dites : mais que faire pour gagner ? Contre lui, je ne sais pas comment m'y prendre. C'est à mourir des trucs comme ça ! C'est-à-dire que si ça durait encore une demi-heure, je finissais aux urgences. Franchement, je préfère encore jouer Nadal. »
He lost in 3 sets, but it was his best match of the tournament in his opinion. Davydenko is a machine, he's admirable. No other player is able to attack every ball like that. He returns everything and very fast. When you're playing very well and you're down 0-2 in the sets, you feel like: 'But what am I supposed to do to win this??' It 'kills' him. If they had played 30 more minutes, he would have landed in the hospital. He even prefers to play Nadal!

(In his audio interview on the FFT website, he also says he prefers to play Fed over Davydenko. He obviously won't beat Fed either, but at least he knows what to do, how to play against him. With Davydenko, he feels completely helpless.)
01-20-2007 03:10 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

A video of Fabrice's press conference on the Eurosport website:
He isn't sure to come back to Melbourne, but he doesn't want to think about it yet.
He looks a bit sad and melancholic though when he says that, he explains 5 of the 10 best moments of his career happened here in Australia (with the DC), it means a lot to him.
01-20-2007 11:45 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)[3] def Fabrice Santoro (FRA) 7/6-6/2-6/2

Good luck in mixed and dobles!
01-19-2007 07:03 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Saturday OOP:

Vodafone Arena Start Time 11:00 AM

Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
David Nalbandian (ARG)[8] vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[28]

followed by
Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Kim Clijsters (BEL)[4] vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)[29]

Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)[3]

Not Before 4:00 PM
Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
James Blake (USA)[5] vs. Robby Ginepri (USA)
01-19-2007 01:35 PM
Haile Selassie
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Allez Fabrice!

Keep going!
01-19-2007 04:46 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Fab & Nenad just won their match against Feeney & Ball 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
01-18-2007 05:32 PM
Fabrice Fan
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Excellent job Fab! Continued good luck!
01-18-2007 01:13 PM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

The quote of the day on the FFT website: "C'est un peu le père qui arrive avec ses fils au troisième tour."
("It kind of feels like the father reaching the third round with his boys." Fabrice speaking of Gaël and Richard, both 20 y. old - "beyond the difference of age, "Battling Fab" is pretty close to Richard and especially Gaël."

I just listened to his audio interview, he says he's been having some breathing problems for a few days, he doesn't feel very well. He's used to play with his back or his feet hurting, but it's very hard to play tennis when you can't breathe normally.
The next round will be tough since he always gets spanked by Davydenko, even when he's playing pretty well. He explains in great detail why Kolya is so hard to play, why he deserves to be the world number 3, etc. He says maybe he can use the high bounce in Melbourne.
01-18-2007 11:59 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

Well done!

Sania Mirza...
01-18-2007 06:14 AM
Re: Back to Melbourne Park, AO 07

He won in straight sets

BTW, he's playing mixed with Sania Mirza
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