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  Friday, 8 June, 2001, 20:13 GMT 21:13 UK
Corretja preparing for Kuerten challenge
Sebastien Grosjean
Grosjean was prevented from playing his 'real game'
Spaniard Alex Corretja has admitted that beaten French Open semi-final opponent Sebastien Grosjean was not in the right frame of mind during their one-sided contest.

"I think the tiebreak was very hard for him mentally," said Corretja.

"I had the feeling he was a bit discouraged. He didn't have as much self-confidence as the other day.

"My idea was to play shots as deep as possible to prevent Sebastien attacking my backhand."

Corretja turned his attention to to Sunday's final against champion Gustavo Kuerten, but added that he knew the size of the task which awaited him.


I want to see what they are going to do with the seedings
Corretja on Wimbledon
"I am sure that I can still improve my level of play and attack more," he said.

"But I watched Guga's (Kuerten's) match and he played very, very well.

"Guga has already a number of titles here and has time to win more... I think it would be good for me to win this one."

Corretja kept the door open to playing Wimbledon, despite the threat of a clay-court boycott.

"I don't want to think about Wimbledon at the moment," said Corretja.

"Once I have finished the tournament I will take a decision. I would love to play Wimbledon. There is no reason not to play.

"But I want to see what they are going to do with the seedings. It would be nice for my career to play on grass."

Grosjean admitted that he did not play to the best of his ability, but that a lot of that was down to his opponent.

"I am disappointed but Alex played really well and prevented me playing my real game. Nevertheless I am proud of my tournament as a whole," said Grosjean.

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