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Old 08-04-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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Inzerillo+Botti+Eysseric+...+... = La relève???


From left to right: Kevin Botti, Jérôme Inzerillo, Jonathan Eysseric winners of the 2005 16&U European Winter Cup


Same team without Botti replaced by Stéphane Piro (in the red shirt) with their coach Aloïs Beust in the middle, winners of the 2005 Jean Borotra/ 16&U European Summer Cup

This group/team of young players (especially Inzerillo) is quite successful in the juniors individually and together. They just won the Jean Borotra Cup/ 16 & Under Boys European Summer Cup two days ago after winning the 2005 16&U European Winter Cup before for France for a record nineth time (in the Final round Stéphane Piro replaced Kevin Botti who was there in the Qualification phase but then sustained a back injury...). They made France win this summer Cup for the sixth time (in 1981, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000 and 2005). The same team ( without Botti but with other promissing talents Slilam, Allouch and Michon...) was also the winner of both the 14&U European Winter Cup and Summer Cup in 2004 (Copa del Sol).
We know that (especially for French players it seems... ) results at the junior level doesn't imply anything for their progression and how they'll do in the pro tour if they ever get there but still that made me think that we could have a 'Young Hopes Thread' dedicated to all of them here...
So if you follow the juniors a little bit, feel free to post here especially if you had the chance to see them play live for exemple! It's always interesting to follow young promising players and see how they evolve...

To begin with, a few pics of the team taken during the qualifying phase of their group, D, (held in Cartagena, Spain for their group...other groups qualification matches were held in different countries...). All these guys from the South (well Botti's from the Alps but...) were coached by the always smiling, potbellied Alsacian (like "Paulo" Mathieu...) Aloïs Beust (to lead this turbulent bunch to victory under the direction of someone blessed with the well-known and praised «Franco-Germanic» sence of order i presume...). And the final round was held in Le Touquet, France (go to www.tenniseurope.org in the Junior section to get more informations).



More pics at this link: http://josecelda.free.fr/gallery/category.php

Then some informations (so hard to find...) and other pics (just click for the links to them...) about those who compose this team and after i'll try to post more about as much players as possible ...



Jérôme « so-called potentially better than Gasquet » Inzerillo
-Their number one Jérôme Inzerillo won the 2004 14&U European Championships individually and in doubles with fellow Frenchman and friend Slilam who he had beat in the final to win the individual title. And he was the runner-up in the 2005 16&U European Championships ( lost in the hard-fought tight final match (at least in the first set... i needed enough words to put all the links to the pics...)against the almost unknown Slovakian talent Martin Klizan who he beat 7/6(2), 7-5 just a few days later in his singles match of the quarterfinal of the European "team" Cup this time). He also won the French Individual Junior Boys Championships in the 13/14 years old category in 2004 beating Eysseric in the final (the year Alizé Cornet won the Girls' one (the one who made her "breakthrough" honoring her WC winning her first round match in RG 2005...) ) and the «team» one too the same year. He also won a few other junior tournaments. The guy has quite an impressive junior «palmarès» so far both in singles and in doubles ...
-Birthdate: February 15th 1990, in Rognac
-Started at age 6
-Right-handed, very nice one-handed backhand
-1m78 (5'83''), 65kg (143.3 lbs) (he'd better get taller and heavier...)
-Coaching: Bernard Fritz (and Hervé Gauvain) in one of the «Pôle(s) France» at the "CREPS" PACA in Boulouris.
(Explanation from their site:Le pôle France Tennis de Boulouris fait partie des centres fédéraux de Tennis en collaboration avec le Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports (autres centres: Poitiers, Reims, Insep à Paris). Sous la conduite de deux entraîneurs, Hervé Gauvain et Bernard Fritz (et Jean Sengès comme entraîneur physique), Boulouris accueille 8 Jeunes Joueurs venus de différentes régions de France. Ces jeunes joueurs sont tous scolarisés avec des horaires aménagés leur permettant de pratiquer leur sport tous les jours à partir de 14 heures. Un programme annuel est préparé dès la rentrée scolaire de Septembre qui comporte des périodes d'entraînement ainsi qu'un accompagnement sur les différentes compétitions auxquelles ils participent.
= The "Pôle France Tennis" of Boulouris is one of the FFT centers created in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport (other centers in Poitiers, Reims, and the Insep in Paris). Under the direction of two coach: one from the Federation, Hervé Gauvain and Bernard Fritz (with Jean Sengès as a physical trainer), Boulouris welcomes 8 young players from many different regions of France. These young players are all provided education with special timetables/ schedules which allow them to practice their sport every day from 2:00 pm till the end of the day. An yearly programm is prepared for each of them which includes periods of training and a close support/accompaniment with them in the different competitions in which they'll participate during the year. It means they're kind of part time students: they train half of the day and spend the other half on the court practicing, playing, training etc... And their schedule is adapted when they participate in competitions...)
-Club: Country Club Aixois (where Arnaud Clément learned tennis...)
-Favorite surface: clay (even if many think that, with his game, he can play on every surfaces...)
-Favorite shot: Forehand
-Least favorite shot: the volley
-Favorite male player: Marat safin (says he likes Roger Federer and Clément a lot too)
-Favorite female player: Amelie mauresmo (and Justine Henin-Hardenne)
-He thinks he has work on /to progress with his serve and his forehand first and of course in all the other departments of the game and , according to him, his strong points are his volley, his backhand and his mental. (Weird that he thinks he's a good volleyer but that volley is his least favorite shot and that a shot he thinks he still have to work on: his FH is his favorite... ). He moves very well on the court, is fast.
-Personal infos:
Has a 19 year old brother
-Like/Hobbies: Playstation and music
-Don't like: To do his homeworks...he he (then he'd better succeed in tennis because if not...)
-Highest rankings:
2005 #7 ETA B16
2004 #1 ETA 14&U
2003 #8 ETA B14
(I'll add their French rankings and its evolution later if that interests someone... )



Jonathan « i've been playing tennis since i could walk » Eysseric
-Jonathan Eysseric, born May, 27th 1990 in Saint Germain-en-Laye
-Left-handed, two-handed backhand
-1m80 (5'9''), 67kg (147.7 lbs), the guy has strong legs
-Profile:
He says he started as soon as when he was one year old (son of a tennis coach managing a "Tennis Etude" (where children can keep a scolarity and practice too, he wrote a book about how to train children etc... and bla bla bla...You get the picture, don't you?...) but other sources speak about a more realistic age: 4 years old...
-Coaching: Didier Eysseric (father) plus Gauvain and Fritz
-Formation:
He's in Boulouris too with Inzerillo and some others.
-Game:
He has a great powerful leftie forehand and he's a risks taker kind of player on the court.
-Club: US Cagnes-sur-Mer
-He says he likes all surfaces.
-He thinks his strong points are his forehand and the fact that he has a complete game.
-His main weakness is his fitness (still runs out of gas in long matches...and he's the kind not to know saving his energy during a match, he puts too much in his shots...). He moves very well on the court too, is quite fast...
-Personal infos:
Has two brothers: Florian , 8 years old, and Benjamin , 11 years old, both playing tennis too and...a dog named Slicé !
-Personal Interests: Music & Playstation
-Favorite male player: Guillermo Coria
-Favorite female player: Mauresmo (i think that's only because she helped him through her action with the foundation of Phil Collins, "Little dreams" and because she's his hometown hero (they're born in the same place) like Inzerillo with Clément...)
-Even if it's less impressive than Inzerillo's or Botti's, he's got a good «palmarès» both in singles and in doubles.


The one in white

Kevin "i'm already the old one" Botti
-Kevin Botti is one year older (born January, 14th 1989 in «Savoie», don't know his exact hometown...)
-Started at age 8
-He's not very tall...
-Left-handed,
-Club: TC Aix-les-Bains
-I suppose hardcourt is his best surface since he won a lot of stuff on it (most of his wins, i think...) and even beat Inzerillo in a final on it...
-Coaching: Lionel Calderini
-Formation: He trains at the «INSEP» in Paris (it's not the "CNE" in Roland-Garros, this is different...)
-He had very good results: Orange Bowl 2004 winner etc... (just have a look at his profile at juniortennis dot com...)
-Highest rankings:
2005 #3 ETA B16
2005 #66 ITF B18
2004 #8 ETA B16
2004 #6 ETA B14
2003 #22 ETA 14U
(sorry: i couldn't find a lot of informations about him...that's because he's not close enough to the federation it seems and that's from it that i get most of my informations on the junior players through all of their many sites...)

I'll post some more infos about other players of this 89/90 generation later but that's a a start... And i may post in other countries sections of MTF as well about other "young hopes"...

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Everything (and everybody you've written about) is so interesting (and even in English!..)! Well, as for me... I want to know the future of my tenniscountry, the names of players who'll be ready soon to defend their county on tennis court. Looking forward to continue of your story about players!
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Everything (and everybody you've written about) is so interesting (and even in English!..)! Well, as for me... I want to know the future of my tenniscountry, the names of players who'll be ready soon to defend their county on tennis court. Looking forward to continue of your story about players!
I'll try to look for what's next for Russian men's tennis and make a post about it in the Russian section of MTF... If you find something on Russian sites, please tell me (since i can't read cyrillic caracters...)!
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LOL Really I'm not very interested in Russian, especially men's, tennis, you have to remember that... But I'll also try to look for some info, at least I have to know the situation in the country I live in also. Do you need something special? And by the way, if you need to read some in cyrillic encording you can always ask me, feel free...
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I saw the news on l'equipe tv. That's great to see there are young talents. Congrats to them.
Hopefully, these young talents won't collapse once they will be on the pro tour (as it is often the case with french tennis players).

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That must be something seeing how precautious Gasquet was in term of technique...
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C'mon Irina! Aren't you even curious to know who could be the next "Tzar" of Russian tennis, the next Marat Safin (if anybody could ever replace him...)? I, for one, am very curious and interested about this and about the promising youngsters in many other countries too, those who'll make tomorrow's tennis...

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That must be something seeing how precautious Gasquet was in term of technique...
Yeah, i know. I don't know if so-called junior tennis specialists or journalists aren't getting to much ahead of things and carried away there (i read this comparison in an article from the Mayor of Aix on the state of "aixois" tennis and heard or read other ppl say similar things about him...). I haven't seen him play so i can't tell if it's serious stuff or too much enthousiasm for little, "much ado about nothing"... At least i hope he won't "do a Gasquet" if he becomes a pro and be very overhyped , have one result and then won't stand the pressure and fall (for a while at least...)... But he seems to have more self-belief than Gasquet had and to handle the pressure better and i read that, learning the lesson from the early Gasquet flop, the FFT and journalists try to leave the young players alone a bit more now (and very few ppl care about them and junior tennis in general anyway so...) and their close circles (families, coaches etc...) try to protect them more from all of this so a buzz hasn't created around them yet. That's all you can read about them anyway... They're not very well-known at all as Gasquet was at their age (for exemple, when they announced their victories they just spoke of the team not even mentioning the different players' names whereas Gasquet was pretty much put in the spotlight...).

Did you had the chance to see some young players play live, Julie? Like Slilam, Michon, Sidorenko, Allouch, Piro etc... I'd like to know more about their style etc... That would be nice to have reports. Ore do you know people who had this chance and could talk about it maybe? Eysseric and Inzerillo are from your region, aren't they (PACA)?

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Did you had the chance to see some young players play live, Julie? Like Slilam, Michon, Sidorenko, Allouch, Piro etc... I'd like to know more about their style etc... That would be nice to have reports. Ore do you know people who had this chance and could talk about it maybe? Eysseric and Inzerillo are from your region, aren't they (PACA)?
No sorry I have never had the chance to see them play. I've just seen the report on l'équipe tv about their win.
I am from Languedoc Roussillon and not PACA. I go to the MonteCarlo MS cause my sister lives in Nice but except this I don't have much opportunities to see live matches...
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Btw, that's a good thing that media don't really pay attention to them. They learnt the lesson from the past. No more pressure on the youngs!!!
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I didn't have the time to add other recent infos etc... here let alone do other "searches" on all the numerous juniors and "cadets" or follow their results etc...from every countries possible as i'd like to do but i'll try later...There are a lot of things happening in the world of junior tennis right now...
Here's an article from itftennis.com for a start:

World Junior Tennis Finals 2005 - Final Day
The final day of play at TK Prostejov saw France lift the boys' trophy after defeating Argentina, while Russia beat Japan to win the girls’ event.

The much-anticipated boy’s final kicked off with Argentine Guido Andreozzi taking on Constantin Belot of France. Andreozzi broke the French serve twice in the first set and was able to hold his nerve and hold serve to win 62. Belot has been France’s most consistent player this week, but looked like he had nothing left to give as the Buenos Airean played some quality tennis and cruised to a 50 lead in the second. At that point Andreozzi could have been forgiven for assuming that the finish line was not far off. However, Belot did not lose faith, and staged an incredible comeback, saving two match points along the way, to bring the score back to 54. With Andreozzi again serving for the match, the tension was rising, as the balance of play seemed to have shifted in favour of the French. Belot then saved three more match points before finally succumbing to the Argentine, who took the match 62 64.

The other singles match was between Juan Vazquez from Argentina and French number one Adrien Puget. Puget found himself a break up, serving for the first set at 53. Facing two set points, Vazquez placed a forehand winner down the line and watched Puget serve two double faults to throw away the game. However, Vazquez was unable to hold the crucial service game that ensued, and Puget took the set 63. Puget’s game became plagued with double faults in the second set, and Vazquez broke twice to take a 41 lead over his opponent. The French boy, however, slowed down his game, cut out the unforced errors and was able to level the match at 5 games apiece. Suddenly Vazquez found himself serving at 56 to stay in the match. The difference in style between Puget, who took time to compose himself between points, and Vazquez, who thrives on a fast pace game, was more unsettling for the Argentine, who saved one of three match points before serving a double fault handing victory to Puget.

The atmosphere was electric during the final doubles match. Vazquez was joined by Nicolas Pastor against Puget and Belot. The French took the first set 63, with a single break of serve. A series breaks in the middle of the second set eventually left Argentina serving for the set at 53. Then, in an interesting turnaround, the French broke twice in succession to reverse the situation and serve for the championships. Match point arrived quickly and the game was won when Pastor tried to lob the two French boys at the net, but his shot lacked depth and Puget smashed the ball past both his opponents to claim the title.

In the girls’ final, top seed Russia faced Japan. The Asian team have been the surprise of the week and saw of tough opposition to make the last two. Unfortunately the tie did not live up to expectations, as the Russians Elena Kulikova and Anastasia Pavlychenkova raised their games for the occasion. The first match on court was between Kulikova and Chihiro Takayama. The Russian quickly got into her stride and quickly took a 40 lead in the opening set. Then, at 51, Takayama managed to save four set points before finally losing. The second set saw a more positive performance from Takayama and after some great rallies the girls were tied at 66. The tiebreak was one Takayama will want to forget. She failed to pick up a single point as Kulikova took the set and the match.

Pavlychenkova took just 42 minutes to beat Kurumi Nara. The Russian girl powered through eight consecutive games before the Nara finally got on the scoreboard. Any hopes of a comeback from the Japanese camp were then dashed, as Pavlyuchenkova ran away with the set, taking the match 60 61. A disappointing end for the Japanese but an impressive performance from the top seeds. Marta Sirotkina then joined Pavlyuchenkova in the doubles against Nara and Misaki Doi, a match which the Russians won 62 62 to emphasise their dominace of the tie.

In the girls’ play-off for third place, Croatian Indire Akiki beat Masa Gegan of Slovenia 62 63 before her compatriot Petra Martic came from a set down to secure victory for the Croatians beating Polona Hercog, 36 63 64. The doubles match was not played for medical reasons. Third place in the boys’ event went to Australia, who beat USA. Aussie Jake Eames defeated Blake Davis in straight sets, 63 63, and then Mark Verryth beat Chase Buchanan 64 63, leaving top-seeded USA outside the medal-finishing positions.

Today also saw some tough matches in the fight against finishing bottom. In the girls’ the crucial tie was between Algeria and the Republic of Korea. Korean Yun-Hee Kim beat Samara Amour in two sets, 60 63 before Yasmine Alkema levelled the tie with a 62 46 63 win over So-Yeon Kim. The Koreans then won the doubles match 62 62 in just over an hour to leave the Africans rooted to the bottom of the table. The boys’ battle for 15th was between Portugal and South Africa, and it was the Europeans who picked up their first win of the week. Miguel Almeida beat Grant Ive 16 62 63 and Martim Trueva was the eventual victor over James Munro after a titanic battle that ended 36 76(7) 76(4).

In the day’s other matches Chile’s girls beat Ecuador 3-0 to finish 13th and the boys from Bulgaria overcame Mexico after winning both singles matches. The doubles was not played but the Bulgarians had done enough to claim 13th spot.

The finals were immediately followed by the awards ceremony on Centre Court. There were speeches from prominent local figures, both from the TK Prostejov and the Czech Tennis Association. The ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti also offered some words of congratulations to players and organisers before presenting the winners with their trophies.


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A few pics (they look weird... ) from their photo gallery at www.itftennis.com/juniors/...
Adrien Puget was seeded 10th and a quarterfinalist of the 2005 14&U Boys European Indivual Championships. He was defeated 6-4, 6-1 by the number one seed, the Czech Radim Urbanek.
Constantin Belot and him, seeded 6th, were defeated in the doubles semifinal of the championships by the Lituanian pair (8) Grigelis/Pinko 6-3, 7-6(11).
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Both Jérémy Chardy (seeded 5th) and Kevin Botti (#71, will have to qualify...) will take part in this year's US Open Junior.
Good luck to them!
2005 US Open Junior Boys' Acceptance List
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Clermont-Ferrand Junior Tournament
Dates : 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2005
Venue : Stade Clermontois Tennis Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Grade : Grade 4
Surface : Clay
http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tou...ent=1100011752

Jérôme just won it! Not too bad for a 15 years old! He (3) beat the Belarusian Kyril Karbatsiuk (2) in the final 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
He won the doubles tournament with Stéphane Piro too (whom he beat in the semi-final...).
Stéphane Piro was seeded 1. Nassim Slilam (seeded 7th) played in this tournament too but lost in the first round... The poor guy's not too well lately...

Here are all the complete results (pdfs on megaupload.com):
Clermont-Ferrand ITF tourny singles results
Clermont-Ferrand ITF tourny doubles results
Or you can have it on the Clermont-Ferrand tennis club website by clicking on "Tournoi ITF" too when there (link to it above)... There are a few pics there too (i only recognized Piro...Don't know who the others are... Do you?).

2005 French Junior Championships.
I'll make a longer post about that later but an almost unknown, Guillaume Rufin, provoked the surprise of these last French Junior Championships in the 15-16 years old category which were held at the beginning of August by not less than... winning them upsetting Inzerillo en route in the semis and defeating Piro in the final...I'll talk about what Slilam, Sapene, Botti and co did at these Championships too later...

Again, the Piro/Inzerillo pair won the French Junior Championships this year in a very tight final (score: 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(!)... ). It's the third time they win it together (but in different age categories...)! If anybody dares to say it's monotonous, he'll hear about me...

And Sidorenko (one of this year's semifinalist of the 18&U Boys European Individual Junior Championships...) won the title in the 17-18 years old category. Winning the title for the third time! ( We are in a weird period where in each generation there are dominations by a few ppl who really outclass the others; it's quite rare in juniors there and happened only with a few players before...like Santoro, Gasquet etc...). Again. don't get a bad impression about junior tennis because of that. It's not monotony but domination, my friends... There's a huge nuance there...(If you think the contrary you must be one of these ppl who hate "The Boss" only because "he wins too much" even if his game is almost always "poetry in motion"... ). Hehe...

Now it's time for Jérôme to snatch at least a few wins in Futures...

Voilà!

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Scans of recent articles about various Junior team competitions and the 2005 French junior Championships and their Boys winners in the 15-16 and 17-18 categories: Stéphane Piro and Alexandre Sidorenko (i didn't post closer scans of all the pics because there is only one "exclusivity" the others being easily "findable" (doesn't exist, right?) on the FFT page about the last Champs...).
Maybe i'll find someone who'll agree to translate them with me. As always, i'm begging...
This is becoming too much of a monologue...

For the Futures, Sidorenko tried (it was even a Challenger that he played i think) and it was not too bad but Inzérillo will wait a few months before playing again or something like that. I didn't really understand what his plan was.
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Those articles speak a little about the surprising Guillaume Rufin and Yannick Thivant.
Link to the 2005 French Chapionships' page: http://www.fft.fr/championnat_de_fra...ult.asp?page=3

Boys 17-18 years old Singles Draw
Boys 17-18 years old Doubles Draw
Boys 15-16 years old Singles Draw
Boys 15-16 years old Doubles Draw
Boys 13-14 years old Singles Draw
Boys 13-14 years old Doubles Draw
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I really didn't understand anything that was said about him...
Inzé played the quallies of the French Future in Plaisir this week and lost in the first round against 7. CHARROIN, Olivier (FRA) (who made it to the MD and played a three sets match against Jo Jo (Tsonga) last week) 6/3 3/6 6/3. Not too bad. But he could go further at least once, that would be great. Not his first early elimination but it's getting better and better, more and more tight against better players. He's learning at his rythm.
Alexandre "Sacha" Sidorenko plays in this Plaisir Future in doubles with K. Spencer of GB and they're in the semis (!). They won their first match against the 2-seeded pair J. AUCKLAND, James (GBR) /CHILDS, Lee (GBR) without playing because the late had sustained a back injury in his match against his double partner before in the tournament (in R1) though...
The draws and everything here: http://www.ti.fft.fr/EvMenu.asp?Code...1150&NumDraw=3
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