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Yep, that's a point he mentions when he is asked about the reasons for his longevity. The fact that he "plays" tennis while other players are more "tennis workers".
I just took this point up, because I think similarly, I even use the same words sometimes, distinguishing between tennis "players" and "workers", "runners" and "shouters" on the other side. No names given. :tape:
 

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Poor Fab, Roddick in the first round of Lyon...
Are you sure that Roddick will come? I have my doubts. Now that he is qualified, he might skip the European tourneys and focus on Shanghai and DC. Just a theory, though, I have no sources.
 

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:shrug: I don't know, I've read somewhere he will get a late start on Wednesday, so I guess he will really play.

An interview of Fab in Le Progrès. Nothing new though. He talks again about his decision to keep playing in 2008 - "a tough decision to make".
He's fine with his draw, he likes this kind of matches.
http://www.leprogres.fr/sports/omnisports/931771.html
 

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What a match against Roddick. :worship:
 

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Yes, the matchpoint was awesome.

He got injured during his match yesterday right at the beginning of the match (thigh injury), he said after the match he was hoping it wouldn't be too serious, but I see he has retired in doubles today.
I hope he will be fine for Bercy. :(
 

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who knows Fabrice can or cannot go to TMC?whom is Fabrice team with now?
(I'm sorry my English is poor.Do you understand?a friend of mine who is Fabrice's fan.I just help her.thank you.)
 

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I'm not a specialist, but he won't qualify anyway, they're ranked out of the top 8 and won't play together anymore, so they can't improve their ranking. Plus Clément-Llodra will qualify as GS winners although they are ranked behind them, so Fabrice won't play at the TMC. :shrug:
(I even doubt they would go if they were qualified as a team, honestly, looks like they've really completely parted ways.)

He's playing with Knowles next week in Bercy, but I think that's just for one tournament again, I don't know if there is anything new in that regard. He never talked about doubles in the recent interviews about the 2008 season.
 

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His leg was heavily strapped today, I was scared when I saw him, not used to see Fab injured!

In his audio interview here: http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2007/?id=3121, he doesn't mention his leg at all, I don't know how much it hampers him (he had a pretty rough start today). He says he hated Bercy at the beginning of his career, the venue, the people... And now he loves it and he's really looking forward to his match against Djoko tomorrow. He likes him, he's a very nice guy. The crowd loves players who are a bit different and so is Djoko.

The impressive strapping:
 

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:eek: What was this? A tank from Djokovic or great play from Fabrice? Anyway, I love this result. :D
 

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Well, no, it was a disgraceful tank of Djokovic (who wasn't even trying to hide it, it was surreal).
Fabrice could barely run today and really seemed in pain. He said before the match it was all about trying to manage the pain at the moment ("gérer la douleur").
 

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Let's say great play from Fabrice! Enjoyable match (for Fab fans).
Enjoyable for Nole's fans,too!:)

Great performance from Fabrice! One man show! :hatoff:

I always enjoy watching him play!:)

Congrats!:worship:
 

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You're right he tanked, I guess I should have written: Let's "say"... to make my sarcastic point; but nonetheless, he won!
Oh, I did get the "let's say", it was pretty clear - but I couldn't "enjoy" one minute of it, found it plain pathetic.

Apparently, Fab said after the match that his leg is getting better. It wasn't very obvious by watching him limping back to his chair at the end.

(And Djoko "tried to explain" and said he had wisdom teeth pulled out after Madrid and has lost weight and is exhausted and is only at 35% of his abilities blablablabla....)
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/31102007/70/ms-paris-bercy-santoro-corrige-djokovic.html

Edit: Oops, sorry, one page later on the same website, he says he had surgery on his foot. Whatever.
http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/071031/26/os3p.html
 

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Nole had better watch it because Daveydenko is being officially watched.
And I have thought in the past some of Nole's play was questionable to say the least :ras: But I'm happy Santoro won :D And in another Tournament he defeated Roddick or did Roddick tank also? All tennis players need to be careful now because a lot of people are really looking at Tennis and I don't mean just to watch the Matches :aplot:
 

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Don't know where to say this but this thread should be the more appropriated place.

Recently I was very surprised not to see Fabrice's wife at his matches and didn't know they hade splitted.
It seems he is now dating Astrid Veillon. (the source is Voici so I am not sure about the credibility :eek: )
The thing is she was at Bercy last week and a friend of mine even saw her in the metro to go there.
 
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