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well done santoro, hope you win the qtr final and keep showing the young ball bashers how its done.
 

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Magic Fab :worship:
 

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Fabrice continues to amaze me.

Playing his last season and hes showing the younger kids how to hit the ball.
 

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Fabrice continues to amaze me.

Playing his last season and hes showing the younger kids how to hit the ball.
This is his last season?? :sad:
 

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I think at Fabrice's age it is quite right to go into every season assuming it will be your last. Next year he will be 36. There haven't been a whole lot of good 36 year old tennis players over the years.

On the other hand if Fabrice is still fit and playing well and comfortably entrenched in the top 100 at the end of this year I would be surprised if he wasn't back next year. As a rule tennis players don't decide when they retire, they just keep playing until their body won't allow them to continue. Fab loves the game, my guess is as long as he can compete he ain't going to go away.

All that said, he is now getting to an age where very very few tennis players have been able to sustain their careers so we should definately cherish him while he is still around because he won't be here for that much longer.
 

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He's got a decent shot at Korolev, because usually younger, less-experienced player don't know how to handle Santoro's magic trick

On the other hand, Korolev is known for his 'murder-the-ball' attitude, so I think that if he's got a day, he can defeat the magician

70:30 for Santoro in that match
 

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I think at Fabrice's age it is quite right to go into every season assuming it will be your last. Next year he will be 36. There haven't been a whole lot of good 36 year old tennis players over the years.

On the other hand if Fabrice is still fit and playing well and comfortably entrenched in the top 100 at the end of this year I would be surprised if he wasn't back next year. As a rule tennis players don't decide when they retire, they just keep playing until their body won't allow them to continue. Fab loves the game, my guess is as long as he can compete he ain't going to go away.

All that said, he is now getting to an age where very very few tennis players have been able to sustain their careers so we should definately cherish him while he is still around because he won't be here for that much longer.
If I remember well, he plans to retire because in 2009 he is going to start being a commentator for the french television, but I hope he can do something about it if he keeps on playing like that !
 

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If I remember well, he plans to retire because in 2009 he is going to start being a commentator for the french television, but I hope he can do something about it if he keeps on playing like that !
Well, it makes sense to have something lined up at his age. But if he finishes again in the top 50 and he still feels good I think he will tell the TV people that they will just have to wait a bit longer. :lol:
 
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