Ben M wrote:Hi Argentina!
Just for your information, Eduardo Massa used to work for the BElgian federation but now works for a private academy. I don't who he married, but it is for sure not Sabine Appelmans.
Congratulations to Assalo Varguello!!!
Who is Eduardo Massa ??? Is a friend of your ??? Are you talking about Emiliano or Edgardo Massa ??? Or your meaning was refer to Eduardo Masso
This is a post from the Roland Garros Office Web. I want to share with the Forum
www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/article ... 68570.html
Carlos Rodriguez: ''Justine's going to get better''
By By Georges Homsi
Friday, June 2, 2006
Carlos Rodriguez has been coaching Justine Henin-Hardenne for 10 years now, and while he remains confident that she can retain her title, he knows that she is going to have to step up her game, particularly with Italy's Tathiana Garbin - the last person to beat her at Roland Garros - lying in wait for her in the third round.
How do you think Justine is playing at the moment?
She's alternating between some very good play and some passages where's she's not been so good, for example against Yakimova in the second round. The conditions were hardly ideal, however, and the main thing is that she showed some fighting spirit. She'll have a chance to show what she's made of later in the tournament.
Last year, she came to Roland Garros unbeaten on clay, whereas this year, she lost to Schnyder in Charleston, and at the final in Berlin to Petrova. Do you think that this might have an effect on her play here?
I don't think so. On the women's circuit at the moment, you can't expect to win every game. It makes for an interesting challenge for Justine. She's made it through to a quarterfinal and a final so far this year, so if she gets through to the last four here, then that will be quite an achievement, as it's by no means easy.
In the semifinal in Berlin, Justine played incredibly well to beat Amélie Mauresmo. Even though she lost the final, her performance in the semi must have been very encouraging for you.
I still think that she lacks a little consistency at the highest level. She has only played in 18 tournaments in the last two years, and has been off the circuit for long periods. Since 2003, the longest run she's ever been on is seven tournaments without getting injured. She needs to play as much as possible to build up her mental strength. She doesn't necessarily have to play outstanding tennis every time she goes out on court - that would be impossible. She needs to be able to play at a certain level day in, day out, and keep the bad days to a minimum.
A lot of people think that Justine is favorite to retain her title. What do you think?
It's difficult to pick out a favorite at the moment. There are five or six ladies who can make it to the quarter or the semis, and they're the ones who get to that stage at virtually every tournament. Any of those girls could win here - they've won Grand Slams before, and they'll surely win some more. Justine is part of that group, no better, no worse…
Translated by Andrew Lilley - Sports Transalations
By the way...is anybody 's seen a goblin yesterday in the Suzanne Lenglen ???