Grosjean Retires

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  1. hoosierbr

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  2. bolo

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    I wish I saw a few more of his matches. Incredibly fast and also had a fast trigger on his forehand.
     
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  3. sdont

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    I read elsewhere that he would retire only at the end of the season. He still wants to play Wimbledon this year.
     
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    Great player, very fun to watch. Made SFs of 3 of the 4 Slams, and made the year-end-championships one year. Such a great shot maker when he was at his best.

    Too bad he let his lead over Clement on the AO semis slip away. I think a Grosjean-Agassi match would have been a lot more interesting.

    Anyway, a good guy, who had a solid career, who was very entertaining.

    Kudos.
     
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  5. Rhino

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    That doesn't surprise me. He was having real trouble getting into any decent events. I saw him in Auckland in January. The tournament organizer only accepted Grosjean because Arnaud Clement offered himself as a "package deal" with Grosjean when they had two last minute pull-outs.
    Awesome player, sad to see him go.
     
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  6. canuckfan

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    Hear, Hear.
     
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  7. Li Ching Yuen

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    His forehand was one of a kind. Great to watch.
     
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    wow. he will be missed, what a great player he was :(
     
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    A very good player, dangerous on all surfaces. He'll be missed.

    It was a horrible loss for Grosjean. I'm amazed it's not mentioned that often within tennis fandom when it comes to all-time chokes.
     
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    Another one of those "short guys" who could play big. Grosjean could move well, had an underrated serve, a consistent 2 HBH and tremendous variety with his forehand. He also hit great on the run, using the "reverse forehand" on a regular basis. Did he have injuries or was he just eclipsed by the current crop of bigger, stronger, younger French players like Monfils, Gasquet, Simon and Tsonga?
     
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  11. malakas

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    Very sad at this news though expected.I will miss Big John.:(

    errr he;s at a retirement age irregardless of any injuries.
     
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    Class act, very tough player, just fell short of winning slams in a strong era. Always a gentleman and in his prime a very exciting flashy player with lightning speed.
     
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    he will be greatly missed... great asset to the sport.. wish him all the best
     
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  14. Toxicmilk

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    dang. he'll be missed.
     
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  15. pjonesy

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    Yeah, I suppose so. Its just that I had not heard anything about him for years.
     
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    This news is no surprise but I will miss S├ębastien. :( But he had a great career and I hope he still gets some good results this year before retiring. :)
     
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    Always liked his game, he has smooth strokes and a nice all-court game. Wish him luck for whatever he does in the next phase of his life.
     
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    If Mother Marjorie were about 10 years younger, she might have had a school-girl crush on Sebastien. Mother Marjorie just liked the way he moved...hotness! French men gets Mother Marjorie all stirred-up!!!! Who-hoo!

    Enjoy retirement, Sebastien. Mother Marjorie will miss you!
     
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  19. babbette

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    too bad. i liked him.
     
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    Yeah,not surprising given his age and injuries.Will be missed,had a real smooth game and quite a big serve given his height.Was great to watch at Wimbledon.
     
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    And I'm officially getting old.....

    Most of the guys that were just starting out when I picked up tennis are beginning to or have already retired:
    Grosjean/Rios//Guga/Kafelnikov etc. etc.

    Next up.. Moya/Clement/etc. etc.

    Late 90's was a great time for tennis IMO.....
     
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    Grosjean Article - On ProTennisFan

    Hey Grosjean fans, check out an article about his retirement decision at www.protennisfan.com.
     
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  24. Kobble

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    Yeah, me too. I picked up tennis in 95'. I remember when Guga, Rios, Grosjean, Safin and many more made their splash. Now, they are all gone. Tennis is so short lived, however. You really have less than a decade in most instances to make a household name for yourself. On top of it all, the last 7 years has flown by faster than any stretch of time I can remember. Damn Bush years were horrible.
     
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  25. Anaconda

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    Oh so winning slams is all about height then. Hm. Pretty sure Grosjean and Chang are both 5''9. grosjean was a good player, however you could give him 6 more inches and he stil wouldn't have won a slam. Wouldn't have even made a slam final.
     
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  26. Hitman

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    Always enjoyed watching him play. He should have made the AO final in 2001.

    He was good on every surface, and will be missed.
     
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  27. dropshot winner

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    There won't ever be another Chang, those times are over.

    Grosjean reached 4 slam semifinals on 3 different surfaces, so yes I think he could've won a slam if he was taller, it doesn't mean he would've won one for sure but his chances would've been a lot better.
     
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    But there have been many players who have had the perfect height and even better games than Grosjean who haven't won a slam. I think that might've should be a 'nearly', which translates to......

    If Grosjean was taller, he might have 'nearly' won a slam. So no he wouldn't have won a slam. No chance. He didn't have the correct firepower to win at the time when power was everything.
     
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  29. dropshot winner

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    You know that how?

    With a bigger serve and slightly more power on his groundstrokes (his forehand already was huge for his size) it's well possible that Grosjean would won a slam in the weak field of 2001.
     
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    Mother Marjorie thinks you aren't getting old until you can't pick up a racquet. Until then, hit cross-court.:)
     
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  31. Anaconda

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    Yes and with Safin's 2H BH, Federer would have won 20 slams already. Quit giving people extra enhanced attributes and then giving them slams.
     
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    Never gave him a slam. All I did in the first post in this thread was writing "if he was a few inches taller he might've won a slam".
     
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