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Fance's Davis Cup and Federation Cup reached Final!

Arnaud Clement reached Final at Australian Open.<br />Sebiestien Grosjean reached semis at Australian Open and Roland Garros!

Sandrine Testud, Mary Pierce and Nathalie Dechy reached semis at Canberra and Sandrine Testud past the semis and lost in the Final!

Sandrine upsets Jennifer Capriati at Filderstadt and Munich!

Escude reached QF at Wimbledon.

Amelie Mauresmo's great records in early 2001.

Nathalie Tauziat reached Doubles Final at the US Open.

And more...

Sebiestien Grosjean reach Masters Cup Final! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Yevgeny lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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Yevgeny... <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br />another opportunity lost...
 

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One word - scheduling. Grosjean had a day off yesterday, Yevgeny had to play three days in a row, yesterdays match being very demanding. At least I don't have to watch finals tomorrow and will<br />go watch Leonids instead.. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />And BTW, Ferrero might be being crushed at the moment due to same very reason - he had to play three days in a row while Hewitt had a days off on Thursday. So the final will be a preview of the last action of the season - Froggies on Potato Fields or Davis Cup final.

[ November 17, 2001: Message edited by: ys ]</p>
 

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You're WRONG!

Yevgency played Day 2, Day 4 and Day 5!
 

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Wrong about what, Alex? Kafelnikov played days 4, 5 and 6, didn't he? Three days in a row..
 

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Alex, ys meant Yevgeny had to play Day 4, 5 & 6 (today!) .

Anyway, congrats to Grosjean, have to admit that he has improved on his serve and backhand eversince he got back from injury.

But please leave the talent out. Yevgeny has as much talent as Grosjean.
 

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11/14/01<br />Grosjean Storms Into Sydney Final <br />Continuing with his late-season surge, Sebastien Grosjean became the first Frenchman to ever reach a year-end championship final on Saturday, overpowering Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-2 in the first semifinal in Sydney.

Although Grosjean claimed the title at the Tennis Masters Series Paris two weeks ago, few expected at the start of this week's Tennis Masters Cup that Grosjean would wind up one of the two finalists. But with his trademark quiet, but gritty play, the Frenchman has exceeded even his own expectations, defeating Patrick Rafter and Andre Agassi in Round Robin action, to end up in contention for the prestigious season-ending title. He also has an opportunity to end the year tied for fifth place in the ATP Champions Race 2001, a remarkable feat considering he was in ninth place prior to Paris, and in seventh place at the start of this week's play.

Kafelnikov, undefeated before Saturday in Sydney, badly hoped to avenge his four-set lost to Grosjean in the final at the Tennis Masters Series Paris. But Grosjean got an early break in the first set, with the Russian serving at 2-2. That was all the Frenchman needed to close out that set. Similarly, in the second set, Kafelnikov was broken while serving at 1-1. He managed to break back to level the match at 2-2, but then lost his serve on his next two attempts, allowing Grosjean to easily claim the match.

Prior to Saturday's match, Kafelnikov held a 3-1 series edge over Grosjean, but his weak serving prevented him from reaching his second final in a year-end championship. Kafelnikov is now in fourth place in the ATP Champions Race, and will hold on to that place only if Lleyton Hewitt, the newly crowned year-end No. 1 player, defeats Juan Carlos Ferrero in the other semifinal. Otherwise, Ferrero will take over the fourth position.

Meanwhile, Grosjean, who has never qualified for the season-ending event prior to this year, will end up regardless of the outcome on Sunday, with the best standing of his career. After Sydney, he's set to represent France in the Davis Cup final in Melbourne on grass later this month.

<marquee><font size=7 color=gold> Allez Sebastien!!!!!!!</font></marquee>

[ November 17, 2001: Message edited by: jomar ]</p>
 

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Oh, I got it! Well... everyone same happened like this one. Too bad for Yevgency.

Allez Grosjean! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Oh Puh-leaaase!

Grosjean defeat Kafelnikov two times consecutive....<br />And this time was easier.... And for me Yevgeny would win this tournament. He was playing his everything. Sebastian showed the otherwise.. Grosjean has more talent than Yevgeny............

He just dont have a extense carrer as him
 

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oh spare me the Puh-leaaaseeeeeee ,

Before Grosjean beat Yevgeny twice, Yevgeny had beaten him 3 times consecutively, including the last one at Grosjean's hometown in Marseille, this year.

Why are you so defensive about it and putting down Yevgeny? Nobody said that Grosjean did not deserve his win? It is just that Yevgeny is the favourite going into this match, and he lost to Grosjean who is playing better than him today. <br />Full-stop.

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it's not easy to comprehend what you mean BCSL, but Cliff just said that Yevgeny played very poorely in that match..

there are may be different reasons for that.... non of them is excuse... Sebastian was better in that match. but even two wins in a row doesn's necessarily mean that one player is more talented than the other. You have to look at their head-to head (which, I believe, is still better for Yevgeny) and also wait and see where Sebastian is and what he achieves when he is 28. I'm sure at this point he'll be happy to take the success that Yevgeny has <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
 

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Well-said , Tenn_ace, my sentiments exactly <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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Yeah, I understand what you guys are talking.. But I still believes that Grosjean has more talent than Yevgeny..... I don't know<br />He can mix the shots, he can hit hard other balls, Grosjean's game is perfect to defeat Kafelnikov....<br />I can't say the same thing for Guga.... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

I like Kafelnikov, I just think, that Grosjean is more talented... But this don't means that I don't think that Kafelnikov is not talented also... He is, everyone knows he is! I hope Grosjean's ranking can show what he is really capable to do <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

ps: Don't care about my english <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
 
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Bravo Sébastien ! Nous sommes tous fiers de toi ! It's just amazing what this guy has accomplished this year. Beating Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-2 is pretty impressive...I may not like Kafelnikov that much, but I was still expecting him to come out as the winner....

Bonne chance contre Hewitt demain !!!
 

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The first time I recall having a chance to see Grosjean on TV, he was playing Clement at OZ.<br />Losing those three match points (or was it two?) broke my heart. I was glad for Clement, but it was still sad <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Then Sebastian rebounded at Roland Garros with another semi (in the process showing he was NO fluke).

Then he gets injured and is basically quiet untill Paris, then BAM! He wins.

Now this..win or lose, I hope this guy sticks around for a while and has a lot of success. He is very exciting to watch.

I don't thinkn its impossible for him to win a slam some day.. look at it this way.. he'd likely have been a better match for Agassi then Clement was (sorry!). But we'll see <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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He had two match points <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> . To tell the truth, I thought at that time he would have a lot of problems to come back.
 

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I think Sébastien is an amazing player, very exciting to watch! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> I also think he's more talented than Kafel these days (tho i'm biased i admit it <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ) but no need to compare his results of 15 years ago. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

He had a fantastic year, 2 semis in GS, a final in the masters (maybe more) a Davis Cup Final, an excellent ranking and as Becca said he was injured and came back at a very high level of play!

Impressive! Continue Seb! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes Davheed, once again, I totally agree with you, Continue Sébastien Grosjean !!!!!
 
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