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04-21-2011 04:23 PM
AndyM
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

I didn't find this article here. So...
From thebiofile.com

Tennis Week: What was your first memory of tennis?

Fabrice Santoro: “When McEnroe was up two sets and 3-1 in the third in the French Open final 1984.”

Tennis Week: Were you rooting for McEnroe?

Fabrice Santoro: “Oh yeah. Sorry for Ivan [smiles]. But I was 200 percent behind John.”

Tennis Week: Has there been a secret to your success?

Fabrice Santoro: “Yeah, I fell in love with tennis when I was a kid. I have the real passion, I really love the sport. And that’s probably the secret, to stay alive for so many years.”

Tennis Week: What match did you play your very best, your finest tennis?

Fabrice Santoro: “After so many wins and loses on the Tour it’s tough for me to choose a match. But because I am in New York I will say that when I lost to Federer in 2005. My ovation here in New York was a magic moment for me. (Fabrice received a standing ovation at the end of the night match on Ashe Stadium, and Federer said he was one of his favorite opponents to play because he was so unique.).”

Tennis Week: What inspired you to write your forthcoming autobiography (“My Two Hands”)?

Fabrice Santoro: “I always heard, You’re different, you play different. The way you think about tennis is different. So I just want to explain that. If I’m really different on that.”

Tennis Week: Is anyone helping you write it?

Fabrice Santoro: “A lady who is completely out of tennis helped me because I would need two years to do it myself.”

Tennis Week: Is your tennis writing style different and unique like your playing style?

Fabrice Santoro: “You will tell me when you read it [smiles]. I hope.”

Tennis Week: Will it be published also in English because I know several tennis journalists who are very interested to read this book?

Fabrice Santoro: “Possibly. Maybe. It’s not my decision.”
02-06-2010 08:49 AM
Truc
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

The special polo shirt Lacoste had made for his last Grand Slam, they made only 4 pieces, it will be a collector's piece!
02-03-2010 08:24 PM
Fabrice Fan
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

Thanks so much for the news Truc. I still check this site on a regular basis for Fabrice news. I really appreciate you keeping us updated!
02-02-2010 09:19 AM
Truc
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An interview he gave in Metz (since he will now work with the tournament organization among other things):
http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/fr...s-l-arene.html

He's delighted by his last AO. "Was it my last match? If I can play in the Interclubs or if I'm invited to play in doubles, I won't refuse!"
Then some drooling over Fed, he talks about the Frenchies in Melbourne, his job for the Metz tournament (he'll be in charge of the communication with the ATP and the players).
And at the end he's asked to give his 3 favourite...
- ... numbers:
70 (his GS record)
6h33 (the longest match)
30 (his titles in singles and doubles)
- ... names:
Marcel, his father who "revolutionized" his career
Federer
Agassi (he's rediscovered him when he read his book)
- ... places:
Melbourne (he would live there if it was just 5 hours away)
Tahiti (his birthplace)
Paris/la Seyne-sur-Mer
01-05-2010 07:16 PM
Truc
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

I see mostly negative reactions everywhere, maybe he will think about it again.
Even Thoreau (the ES blogger), who really isn't very harsh, says it seems quite pointless.
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/bl...article/11659/
01-05-2010 01:43 PM
tennisace
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

He'll play AO according to RMC sports
01-05-2010 12:09 PM
soulage
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

well he wants the record but in this way he will never stop he will do like rodolphe gilbert playing at 40 yo lol
01-05-2010 12:05 PM
Puschkin
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

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Hagelauer (the new manager of the French Tennis Association) also confirms that he's been training in Roland (with Eysseric in particular) and that he just smiles and says "maybe" when people ask him if he's going to play.
He is crazy. If he's unlucky with the draw he will suffer a severe beat-down, not the right way to end his career.
01-05-2010 07:26 AM
Truc
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

According to RMC he plans on flying to Australia at the end of the week:
http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/98943/...en-daustralie/

Hagelauer (the new manager of the French Tennis Association) also confirms that he's been training in Roland (with Eysseric in particular) and that he just smiles and says "maybe" when people ask him if he's going to play:
http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/98971/...toro-va-jouer/
01-01-2010 03:14 PM
Truc
Re: Fabrice News and Articles

Has anybody else read his book? What did you think of it then?

I was talking about it with other Muzza fans because I remember he mentions Andy in positive terms when he talks about his lonely life on the tour and the players he likes, but who are the other players he mentions in that chapter? I've already forgotten everything. ^^
01-01-2010 03:11 PM
Truc
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There have been again a few articles lately hinting at the fact that he might very well play in Melbourne. L'Equipe wrote the other day that he's been training in Roland, and France Soir interviewed his parents who say he's been practicing indeed, but the mother swears they have no clue if he will play or not:
http://www.francesoir.fr/tennis/2009...e-santoro.html

I guess he does plan on playing there, but wants to see first if he can get back in decent shape before he gives a statement.
When he played in the French Interclubs, he complained again that he was competitive during one set only, so I wonder how he wants to play best of 5 matches in the Australian heat at ATP level, which is slightly above the Interclubs level...
11-24-2009 11:19 AM
Puschkin
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I don't have the book here anymore to look it up, but I can't remember anything new in the part about Richard either.
Maybe it is better like that. Peyre-style indescretions wpuld not go well with the person concerned.
11-24-2009 11:13 AM
Truc
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It's just 2 pages, if I remember well, I wouldn't call it a chapter, more a sub-chapter.
I don't have the book here anymore to look it up, but I can't remember anything new in the part about Richard either.
11-24-2009 11:01 AM
Puschkin
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I bought his book in France and read it on the train, there's absolutely nothing new if you've already seen or read some of the interviews he gave during the promotion of his book.
Isn't there supposed to be a chapter about his younger "brother"?
11-21-2009 01:24 PM
Truc
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And as expected, Fabrice was guest of "Les grosses têtes" this week:
http://www.rtl.fr/fiche/5930589195/l...-19-11-09.html

Un volontaire pour un résumé? J'ai écouté les 30 premières secondes et j'ai arrêté, je peux pas.
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