Grosjean Retires

bolo

G.O.A.T.
I wish I saw a few more of his matches. Incredibly fast and also had a fast trigger on his forehand.
 

sdont

Legend
I read elsewhere that he would retire only at the end of the season. He still wants to play Wimbledon this year.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
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.
 
Last edited:

Rhino

Legend
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.
 

canuckfan

Semi-Pro
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 make when he was at his best.

Too bad 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.
Hear, Hear.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
A very good player, dangerous on all surfaces. He'll be missed.

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

pjonesy

Professional
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?
 

malakas

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

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?
errr he;s at a retirement age irregardless of any injuries.
 

Riosfan

Banned
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.
 

Elina

Rookie
This news is no surprise but I will miss Sébastien. :( But he had a great career and I hope he still gets some good results this year before retiring. :)
 
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.
 
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!
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
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.
 
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.....
 

Kobble

Hall of Fame
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.....
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.
 
D

Deleted member 77403

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

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

dropshot winner

Hall of Fame
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.
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.
 

Anaconda

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

Grosjean reached 4 slam semifinals, 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.
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.
 

dropshot winner

Hall of Fame
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.
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.
 
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.....
Mother Marjorie thinks you aren't getting old until you can't pick up a racquet. Until then, hit cross-court.:)
 

Anaconda

Hall of Fame
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.
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.
 

dropshot winner

Hall of Fame
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.
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".
 
Top