Génial Lilibel !!! Thanks so much
the chinese portrait is funny
If you were...
an animal : a bird, to know what it's like to fly in the sky
a dish : a very spicy one
a book : Angels and Demons
a movie : the most beautiful of fights (?)
a song : Liberta by Pep's (I can't stand this song, it makes me crazy
a politician : I would jump from a window
2nd vid :
What do you do when you're not training : taking time for myself, seeing my family and friends, going fishing, enjoying the big spaces of nature.
Your last catch: a 60cm long "sandre" (big fish), it finished on the barbecue and I was so proud of it
Do you take the environment problems at heart : of course, it's very important, I'm doing my best at my little level. My tennis bag is made with recycled (?) materials for example, etc.
Are you flattered or annoyed by the medias who are always comparing you to Ali : both, both, I'm flattered because he's one of the best sportsmen of this century so it's great to be compared to him, but it's also annoying because I want to have my own image and that's why I'm working for.
Do you use the new technologies : Yeah, I use msn a lot to call my family and friends, to see them with the webcams...
You recently released your official website, what is new ? A lot of stuff, soon people will be able to buy my tennis equipment on it, there will also be a lot of exclusive interviews and things like that, so I'm inviting everyone there.
best tennis memory as a spectator : DC final in 96, France won thanks to Arnaud Boetsch, which made him want to become a pro
tennis idol while being young : he loved the players with a lot of charism or a beautiful game, and his favorite was Pat Rafter
the players he spends time with out of the court : Gilles Simon, Gaël Monfils, Richard Gasquet and Josselin Ouanna
favorite Slam : Roland Garros, because it's in France
dream final in Roland : the dream would be to play the final, against a great player and to win it 8-6 in the fifth while giving everything he has.
Nadal unbeatable ? : he's not, on clay it's the most difficult but on the other surfaces, he's definitely beatable
the French crowd : great when we win, but when we lose they're a bit hard sometimes. Especially when we lose, in the difficult moment where we need support, they're hard. (I'd say he's hinting at Richie here)
favorite shot ? dropshot volley.
best memory in a tournament ? Bercy final
worse memory in a tournament ? losing to Roddick in Roland in 2005, first round
toughest player to play against ? I'd say Djokovic because he beat me in a Grand Slam final.
your favorite opponent to play : James Blake
best buddy on the tour : tough question, it's not easy, I'd say Gaël Monfils (Gilles said that too, after hesitating with Jo, so maybe Jo is avenging himself here
hobbies : sport and nature
how do you kill time on tour ? I don't know, my computer ?
last time you got annoyed with something ? today on the court.