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Verizon is the top bidder on 5G spectrum, committing more than $45 billion
"The fcc has announced the winners of wireless airwave auction. It conducted over the past few months which racked up a record. Eighty one billion in bids the mid band spectrum sometimes called the goldilocks band is well suited for five g networks because it is able to transmit large amounts of data on a wavelength that can travel long distances. The two hundred and eighty megahertz spectrum is also especially important to wireless giants who've been trying to fill out their spectrum. Portfolios the big winners verizon via itsel co partnership subsidiary bid nearly forty five point five billion on the airwaves. at and t. through atp spectrum. Frontiers bid twenty three point. Four billion while t mobile bid nine point three billion it already acquired amid band through its merger with sprint. The results were in line with industry expectations and reflect. How important securing licenses for the airwaves is for the carriers.
Enterprise conversational automation with Derek Roberti
"The Enterprise content management space long ago when when sykora's first getting started in the us. Everyone knew they needed a website. We've gotten past that hurdle and everyone has spent years with web developers working in dreamweaver to try to build websites dating myself and everyone knew that they needed a platform to kind of Put some of the day-to-day content management activities in the hands of non coders And it was a really. It was like cultural change. I think within the web development world in terms of seeing these new roles emerge which were web content managers and digital marketers who really needed to get their hands on a platform so that they can do this. Work themselves in the conversational automation space. It's it's similar but different. The the different part is is while you know when when we were starting site core everyone knew knew the website today and something we can talk about as well as not. Everyone knows that they need to automate conversations. Not everyone knows kind of what's possible. And how much time and effort they can save or how difficult projects are so. There's there's still a lot of Lack of clarity and lack of urgency around adopting the technology in general but interestingly similar to kind of where we were recite court. We are at a point where people who have been working in this technology for a little bit are realizing that developers can become a bottleneck in the process of building out richard conversational experiences for customers and and i thought picking on developing asia but there's just limited limited resources with those skill sets that we need to enable a nontechnical less technical user to get their hands dirty with ecommerce platform. Do as much as they can. They're so that way when developers are actually touching the platform. It's to build out. Customer degration 's or to to do things in the system that exceed the exceed the skill set of the nontechnical user but in terms of just updating the logic of a conversation or updating the content of conversation being able to handle new intense those should really be in the hands of a of a business. User is probably you know develop a wise to show you kind of experiences. Wealth through various pieces of work that we've done beyond development develop. There's also in the same way we talk about skill gaps in terms of compensation design practice designing compensation development. Conversations is also two different things as well isn't it helps develop his inauguration. Don't necessarily have the understanding right now. around the tools techniques in a kind of conversational technical development. Would you say justin. Yeah no i think. That's i think that's really true. And then and then also i think the best deal developers are are lazy and a lot of ways. I think that's a positive thing that's eight and so we're talking about derek. About democratizing is sort of a cliche but giving the tools to more people with a company me's at a developer is not a certain bottleneck and they they can work on more interesting things The to push the whole history of web development analogy further kinda interesting. I'd be curious about you guys. Experience is the comparable skill sets that we had in the as kind of the web kind matured was people to who had done print design. Who'd kind of atp done marketing materials and traditional media and try to figure out. How can we take what we know from print translate the web and as as we all know is not a good fit for most of the time they they knew. Some graphical design and marketing messaging. But it didn't always translate. Well interestingly the conversational designed space organizations don't see themselves of even having that vague analogy that we had from print to web from a design perspective. People feel like they're starting from scratch but but the equivalent of that print designer to the web world are actual human beings having conversations with customers. So it's kind of like your customer service. Reps are the ones who can bring in a lot of that knowledge and skills and it might not translate directly to an automated conversation in a word for word. But that's kind of where you're a subject matter. Expertise knowledge resources already exists
Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev Meet for the Title
"The crusade for the men's singles crown comes to an end tomorrow. And when the undisputed king of rod laver arena novak djokovic takes on russian number-one neil medvedev the world number one djokovic. Gunning for a history-making ninth championship in melbourne. While the russian authors seeking his twenty first consecutive win and first major title to preview the match. I'm joined by not edwards and commentator. Nick mcardle nick at the start of in fact two weeks before this we had you on the show podcast and you picked this matchup is that what led you to make that cole way back. Then let's say lucked out. Let's be honest that wasn't necessarily total. Total fluke made many wrong picks before but coming in you know we talk about the twenty one matches in a row for osaka. It's twenty in a row for daniil. Medvedev the non includes a win over novak djokovic close twenty twenty i think medvedev has really come into his own as someone expects himself not only to go deep. Atp events which we've seen the last couple of years but now to really do at at the grand slam so the drop laid out for him. I think he's played to each match to the level now. Can he bring an eight time. Grand slam australian open champ. Seventeen time major winner novak djokovic. Can he meet that level in a final thoughts really eighty s. What i love most is after medvedev bates itsy pass in that semi final is that he said stride away. All the pressure is on novak. He just load him up because he's plight fonsi before and never lost and it sorta. But i love how he just playfully. Put that out there and look. I think he'll come at. He'll show you'll be a little bit nervous. But i think he's just going to swing freely and that backhands i mean. Gosh they both have terrific backhands. But it's going to be like jock itch playing a twenty five year old vision of himself. It's going to be such an interesting match. I really count. Wait for the all similar. It can not just in court croff necessarily but as personalities both very eloquent and sort of personable somewhat chiming in front of the camera but they do have this white line fever as we know totally. I love those points that you've made and i think medvedeva's become more comfortable without. We sought the us open a couple years ago in the crowd. Really got against him and he used that as fuel which i think djokovic has have that in the past that in the past for sure for sure for jovic against rafa roger. He's felt that too. I really think that it is an opportunity for medvedev lake. Nona saying just swing for the fences and the scary thing is when he swings for the fences. Oftentimes the ball goes in. And i really think he's going to use that experience of beating novak in london last year at the atp finals. He'll really be geared up by that. Yeah i think so too. And i'm really looking forward to. I think the one area that novak can probably try to exploit daniels is that netplay. He's not very good. Let's let's be honest when it comes to netplay so if he can drawer him in a little bit and maybe draw that out. I think that puts pressure on daniel. Bit amid gets off to a flying start is going to be hard to stop.
Follow Cracked Racquets and the Tennis.com podcast network for the latest Grand Slam news
"Still in a holding pattern right now in the professional tennis world. All of us eagerly awaiting the start of the action in australia both. Atp p and w tate. A events scheduled to get underway on monday. Of course we're still wondering if all of the events are going to start on time. Plenty of off the court drama related to the covid protocols that we've talked about on this show so of course we will continue to monitor that as we get excited for the action to begin on court. Of course we hear a crack racquets very excited to head to stillwater next weekend for our coverage of the twenty twenty one division one women's national indoor event we will be live on the scene calling all the matches interviewing hopefully the coaches and players in a covert friendly way and you know providing that information on the ground that all view college tennis fans are looking for
Goodbye to Alcohol - Series 3 - Episode 10 - Mary Anne Shearer - the Natural Way - burst 01
"It was his guys talking roland hydra one year and end the sky was the and he came up to me after he said like. I'm here to help me recover from alcoholism. I don't want to rehab. I've just come to detox. My buddy what. Can i do to stop caving. Alcohol acid right. This is what you gotta do. Every morning you get up and you have as much fruit and a nice handful of narrow nuts or seeds with just eat as much food as you can stuff. Your face doesn't have to be early in the morning but it must be a first meal of the day and eat as much as it. If it's a box of mangoes and eat the box of mangoes op done that. Eaten a box magazine taya watermelon. And you might do that for three months and eventually what happens. Is you end up eating one mango in. It's really sweet sausage. I into stuff your face. Full of lucas. In every natural glucose fresh fruits nuts every time. You crave alcohol. Just reach out for some dates or some raisins or even like a hundred percent pure grape juice or you know have sparkling grape juice. It satisfies your cells needs for glucose that craving will stop welcome to goodbye to alcohol about calls from wealth without wine with you. Want to say goodbye to alcohol. Revie said goodbye. Twelve called over the on just so this is the podcast few. We've got recovery stories to in spy experts to inform you plenty of advice on how to drink and change your life. Hello hello and welcome to the good. By twelve coal podcast. My name is john goran. I'm the founder of wealth without wine. And i'm your host for this podcast. My hero wealth without wine we help people to change their relationship with alcohol over the past five years. We've helped hundreds of people to do just that and we created world without wind because we believe it's really really halt to change your drinking alone so wealthed without wine wit all about community each week we're going to feature a community voice just to give you a flavor of the also. Try his somebody from one of Subgroups hello everyone. So i have a little friday when which happened last night Myself my family celebrated thanksgiving with our american bamiyan states Remotely and it was the first time in twenty-six days at i would becoming face to face with an actual bottle of wine so i was a bit concerned and i knew that i had to have some safety precautions. Set in place for myself. So i had my phone Close by me. So i could contact group if i needed to My also got some alcohol free wine that was recommended by this group and And the support of my family so my mom and i enjoyed some lovely alcohol free wine. Which actually wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. We served at super chilled and it was actually super delicious and refreshing. We skype with a family overseas headed delicious meal and i didn't have a drop of alcohol And then at the end of the evening we weren't bid. I finished off my class of savvy. Rich in the candlelight listening to some chile music Went to bid and the biggest one of all was waking up this remembering exactly what happened last night and without a headache I'm super proud of myself. Never ever in a million years thought that this was possible. But it did it and today is day. Twenty-seven machine all a fabulous wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world if huge cut to join our woman welcoming community and get a bit of support. Just go to weld without wind dot com and click on the membership top. So let's get my guest today into being a lady who's pretty well known here in south africa. Her name is maryanne sheera now. Maryanne is a woman before had time. She wrote a book called the natural way more than twenty years ago. An only now is the way of life. She advocates going mainstream on apart from being an author. Marianne is a motivational speaker. And she runs a very successful pekan restaurant as well as running natural health programs. I'll begin by asking maryanne satele to bit about herself. I had serious health problems which included being bipolar had kids at had ear infections tonsillitis runny noses that was high blood pressure so we had these kind of. I call him normal health problems because it wasn't like the big three cancer heart disease diabetes. It was just all like niggly stuff that was affecting our relationships and was affecting the way we functioned from day to day. And i have always been interested in the human body i prob- i might have become a doctor. But i'm i'm glad i didn't because it made me look for answers and other places so i was fascinated with the human body studied physiology anatomy and chemistry in the sciences and i was fascinated with the how the human body worked. So we're not. We started having these problems and we were being treated traditional medical way with anti anti-inflammatories and antihistamines for a head allergic dermatitis. On my hands and the kids with antibiotics just didn't make any sense because nobody actually got well. all it doesn't seem to do is suppress symptoms. And then they'd come back two weeks later. I saw the athol up. Gotta find answers. This was long. Before the era of google that really dates meet And just go and do a search on google. And the closest i've got to google was on several occasions sneaking into the fits medical library in johannesburg and he are trying to find says there and looking at books in the archives and just like nobody really had answers to my questions had to find the myself now. I really believed because i could see the. You'll buddy actually repays itself if you cut your finger to paint it stop. You don't need to go and you know cost a spillover it or go to the doctor. My fingers cut itself. Please can drug. I mean unless you chopped to finger off you'd want to beg on but just a cut finger. Paper cut irritate you. It hurts but you it just eventually repays itself and and if you study the human body like a did you find out that the liver you can actually cut off your liver out. Remove it entirely donated to somebody else. Give the small lobe to somebody else in the big global grow and then you've donated your smaller that logo groesbeck like this is the most amazing thing and yet when it comes to lever cancer you told is no cure for it. You're going to die while you would because you're going to be given all these drugs and you live a second will just get sick and pick up than you will die so i was looking for ways to correct the looking for the causes and then ask trying to fix the causes. I did find that. Nutrition made a huge difference. When i changed my diet. Took after find sugar and my by pella symptoms when my crazy periods of manic unbelievable highs. We are could take on the world. And i was going to change the world and i'm actually by nature very idealistic person and my mission in life is i want to change the world. One person at a time. I want to get them healthy enough. Got the goal to reach. A million people wrote a book called the natural way it came out in nineteen. Ninety-one was a runaway bestseller according to the publishers and it sold as i say of three hundred thousand copies it's been published in the united states. The funny thing is it seems to be taking of now first published in the states in two thousand five fifteen years not getting traction. So it's like if it does take off and i happened to reach the new york times. Basically nobody can ever say was an overnight success at this pathetic years. So you're a woman before your time. Someone emission to really help people if i can get rid of my bipolar symptoms and be completely sane And and thinks straight and have a brain in and and bow bowels and bladder that works properly all the time and be living in that sweet spot of health than anybody can do it. Because i had terrible problems. Janet listening to all calls from weld without wine. Marianne take me about you just mentioned alcoholic parents. It that intrigued me wondering if that was one of the reasons why you want it to research to health unle- to healthier lifestyle was that of a trigger. I think it. I think it was. I think you know even mentioned to some one time that i want to try to get drunk when us fourteen and jank moms cara pheno one and didn't like the way i felt i felt out of control and i think that sense of not being in control of my immediate environment and i wouldn't say i'm a control freak but i needed to be common working properly and audley at the sense of order i think that comes from growing up in the chaos of alcoholic appearance at home and my mom was a party animal. She was functional alcoholics. She could party all night and go to work the next day in absolutely fine my father however party will not and he wouldn't work for six months and that was you know he'd worked for six months and then not work for six months to a year or two years so we grew up with that sort of chaotic and then my parents got divorced because my mother said she had four kids anita fifth one. My father married. Somebody was crazy as he was. You know do things like pour petrol over my stepmother and threatened sitter a lot this crazy stuff that chaos does makes you want to live an ordinary that the thing. That really got to me when i was a kid. My mom had this medical encyclopedia. And i would pour over at the age of four hundred. All these gory. Pictures of people as innocent large thyroid landed was like the size of pumpkin and the knicks and these open ruins and at sit there and cringes kind of not. Wanna look at them. But it's fasten. The human body fascinated me from a very early age. My mom was kind of forward thinking as much as she was a party animal. She told us we couldn't chew gum or drink. Physical because our brains would fry and and we went lottery comic books either. So i had the sense of trying to do the right thing I think it also grows up with you know you grow up with a parent. That's a bit narcissistic. i think. Alcoholism in a sense is a narcissistic habit. Because you just carrying about a million myself. And i'm trying to numb my pain. You know not thinking about the responsibilities of life you know growing up with it. I had the saints. That i wanted to please my mom and do the right thing so i was considered the goody. Two shoes in the family just always trying to do the right thing in an nfl had to take it back to pregnancy was a need to just have off in my life Feel like yeah. Things went as chaotic. As they've seen. We moved a lot as kids. You know doing a geographic alcoholic. Parents do that things. Don't work you just move somewhere else. Yeah i've i've come across two different reactions when people have Parents they are do what she did. And react against the kale. Some won't control an order in their life all they they tend to say well. You know sin family. I'm bound to be that as well and then kinda give up unsolved drinking as well so Is that been your experience as well. Do you think people tend to go. A different one of two was party. Animal ended in two brothers. That partied hard. I mean they crashed a few calls when they were aided. And that god they've grown up and grown out of it and They've so but very working my two brothers especially very sober and very hard working And and i just think. I think what you you learn the learned behavior sydney. I look at myself is it. I may not have been addicted to alcohol. But as very addicted to sugar so ahead addictive side to me that anita to the sugar made me feel good in that space. So i suppose in a sense. I was doing much what people do with alcohol when us feeling unhappy or was feeling sad or on feeling like a done something. Well i would reward myself or console myself with suga whether it was fragile candy or cake. So is scream. It didn't really matter how much as i said. Even propane sugar staying out of the sugar bowl. As i got older. I became health conscious. South for made fudgy using brown sugar. That was really good. But you're that that that needs that sense of of you don't you you know parents at properly as if you growing up in an alcoholic home so you learn. The navy is that that it's a k. To satisfy yourself for full let need with a something in a with some people it could be gambling. All pornography will with made was shook end and food as a compulsive overeater. And the only reason we're glad clinically obese of always been physically active and and if i was not eating properly and exercising. I wouldn't ever sleep. I would. And i think that looking at having dealt with so many people in our family and with people have met of the years that alcohol sometimes puts people to sleep just eventually knocks you out so eventually do sleep when you're very active brain not taught how to look off draw brain. How what does alcohol do to bring. What is caffeine due to the brain so one minute drinking coffee over here and then that's like over stimulating central noticing. Make all your nerve cells five. Ab rapidly and then you'd having alcohol too. Because that's a natural depressant than you take the to calm you down and put you to sleep and then you wake up the next morning and you hung oversee start with the coffee again in the brain goes into overdrive. Then you would lots of sugar into the coffee. So you just getting on this treadmill and i think i think if we were taught the staff about how everybody body reacted to sit and things from when we were kids. Part of the reason assorted school is that we would understand how our body worked and figure stuff out pretty soon and make good choices. But that's me probably being idealistic as well if you were talking to someone. That was drinking super too much. They weren't really aware of what it was doing to that office. That brains. what what would you tell them. How would you summarize the home that it does to us. Gee i'm the first thing we know. Is it really damages the central nervous system in the brain. And we've now these quite a lot of research showing that parkinson's disease which michael j. fox got a really young age and he has a. He was a big drinker. Huge drinker everything. I've read on him. The alcohol played a big role in. He's laughing was younger. That can damage your central nervous system. and it doesn't do it alone. Units alcohol and sugar and bed diets and bed living but alcohol plays a huge role in that. It really affects a whole lot of things affect your central nervous system in your brain so you don't handle stress well and lacewell you handle stress. The more you're going to drink because it numbs you. Eugenic feel you can just numb yourself. you stop feeling in dozen courage assistant behavior because it becomes all about my feelings and my stress and my money to numb in. I mean we all know this. We would go without food in a hassle appearance drink and i've seen it in other families. The mother a single mumble drink because she's lonely or because she feels a failure whatever. Her reasons are and there'll be no food in the fridge. Another normal alcoholic friggin. Look on his nets moke in there in a piece of cheese. And that's about it if you lackey Most just don't have food in them. And i know as kids if they was cheese enough ridge. We would flatness in like half an hour because he's a no win. The food was going come which didn't help but encourage things like a compulsive over eating so a central nervous system and that's the one side the other side that in a fix and impacts really badly as the indicating system and that's a system that controls every single part of the buddy janice it controls your liver your lungs your kidneys digestive tract your muscle tone. You sleep your menstrual cycles. Your facility these nothing. It's not in your breathing. Your lung function your hair. Growth your nails. You'll skin it it. It affects every single part. The endocrine system produces hormones in different parts of the body in those hormones may chemical reactions take place which makes the body function properly. Have alcohol's interfering with it function because what it does is it actually pushes your blood sugar up really really high so you feel like good on alcohol woo and then your blood sugar over produces your body produces over produces insulin. 'cause you're about to go into a diabetic coma and in your body's designed to repeat itself over produces the insulin brings it all the way back down and as it starts to slide mcdonagh feeling really tired immaculate and sleep and pass out if it gets really bad And then you you. You might have something like coffee or tea or another drink to try and raise your blood sugar again so when you blood. Sugar fluctuates fitting brain and central nervous. System your endocrine system and your immune system and you can understand the not explaining this very well with the whole covid. Nineteen they send. People are drinking and having caught accidents but alcohol suppresses immune function. That's what it does. So the government instead of educating everybody in showing us adverts over and over which i think would help better than just locking everybody down and telling you you know these content touch alcohol reagan so ridiculous. You can't buy alcohol during the on the weekend so everybody's just by way more so every restaurant selling wine under the counter to the clients you know because they can't make money selling food during lockdown. It was bizarre to see the activities that going on at the end of the day understood. Exactly what it does. And how it suppresses immune function we must take these things a little bit more seriously than being wrecked on the knuckles suck educate people that teach them the stuff so i think other thing that it does and this is fascinating. Refined sugar does exactly the same thing is alcohol does just desert loose something called reactive hopper blah seamier. Which when the blood sugar shoots up to high we over produce insulin and brings it right down so down so far down your blood sugar that the part of the brain your frontal lobe that controls moral behavior planning and forethought will just shuts down completely. Okay and the part of the brain that takes over as part of the brain that controls aggression appetite and sexual function. And i think this is probably really important to help people understand these blackouts that they have so you can have a blackout but you not passed out you just living life. I mean. I know a girl that poured wax all over yourself. Hot wax in that state couldn't remember how she got burned from this x. She took all our clothes often. Did this is absurdity. Because the people that were they told her what she does. She could not believe she did something like that. I had a woman that came and spoke to me. Because i was when i speak often speak about the stuff because it played such a role in my life and how important it is to make. Sure you're getting the right kind of glucose about in a while. And she came up to me after she said. I'm embarrassed to raise my hand and tell you what i do but cannot speak to you privately. Acid short can understand when she told me the story. She said i'm going to tell you. I'm very very committed. Christian person go to church regularly. my husband's actually involved in the leadership of the church. We go to bible study on wednesday nights. We go to between one and three services and the sunday we we're involved in the charitable work and stuff but she says periodically. I wake up in another town or another suburb in strange man's bid. And i have no recollection of how i got the and i say to you consume and she said. Nah don't i said are you a sugar addict. And she said yes osama title sugar addict and it does the brain. What alcohol does we. You just black out completely. Obviously you've got to be extreme amounts of sugar to do this but alcohol does the same thing you drink. Extreme amounts you'd binge drink and the knicks thing you wake up and you in somebody else's bid and like how the hell did you get in the shame of all of this is worse than you start drinking again and this whole thing goes on so what happens is when the primitive brain takes over. You either going to get aggressive. You're going to just eat and eat and eat canoe appetites. Just nothing's gonna be enough or you. Could your sexual function could take over. And you become extremely promiscuous and that's clearly very dangerous because besides possibility of fathering all mothering a child you could end up with terrible sexual diseases. So it's it's a huge problem and people don't know this until somebody like me comes and tells him and nobody studies this. Because you take the average psychologist or psychiatrist. Dr they studying medicine and how to cheat you when you sick with medicine and surgery than looking. And what is the cause of all these problems and vivian often. It's a physiological or physical course an and utrition is something that's kind of just ignored and net. That study was done with reactive. Hoppy glycemic was done by women. Called baba read stood. She lived in the united states and operated in stable municipal area and she was in charge of the juvenile delinquent and criminal juvenile delinquent and the prisoners. The adult prisoners in the end the juvenile delinquents and she found that of them something like ninety three percent of the people that she'd work with suffered from this reactive hypoglycemia and in that state of blacked out. Where you can't remember what went on people will kill the family. They'll the children we ask you. Yeah then they will beat somebody into coma they'll be do the most. They'll they'll commit a crime. And they have no recollection of course when you committing crimes being something people like as easy to say you lost your mind and you can't remember but it's an actual condition where you had no recollection of went on. It's completely blacked out. You listening to reply to alcohol. The podcast from world without one if eat lights join our tribe. Please check out website. That wine don't cold so yeah. Apparently those many people in child but have done that have a blackout killed somebody. You cannot in jail recollection too. Many people in jail i mean. Can you imagine Horrendous but blackouts very common in all community. We talk about the loss of people have blackouts. I used to have the have them as well Boston is like all it was a walking talking blackout because I was with some friends for afternoon. And apparently i seem quite normal. You know i was walking around talking. We'd walk quite a long way together. I have no recollection. I mean we'd been drinking since frightful Drink but i. It just hit me over the edge. I lost an entire. And you know i used to have blackouts where the end of the evening was a bit fuzzy Quite remember how it may be. But this one was really serious Hated the idea thought woking talking blackout the fat my brain was so alcoholic couldn't even make memories nazi Absolutely terrifying and here's the thing that people don't understand is that you'll cells and your buddy a designed to consume glucose. Nothing works in your in your at salable. You got thirty seven trillion cells in your body. They desperately need glucose they needed to make. Atp a denison triphosphate which is what creates energy your monaco andrea desperately. Need that your every little organ nelio in the plasma critical in these tiny little things inside the cell that you can't even see with your naked eye it needs glucose your brain and central system can't work without glucose and if you're not getting enough you going to crave alcohol or sugar and barbara read stood say we knew feed children refined sugar growing up on any level. She said you're actually preparing them for alcoholism because they get into the cycle. The blood sugar going up and it's coming down and they feel that the sugar satisfies and then you you graduate from a kid to adolescence or young young person in your twenties wait sitting stuffing faced with ice cream and chocolate says locked kind of interdict so will have a drink and it does. What sugar to to you. And now you recognize that. Except that the alcohol gives you even a bit of feeling takes you higher disrupts you lower so if we understood that we need need proper glucose for body's natural glucose and and so often when i've done a talk i actually say to the audience and i remember reading this one year at a secrets convention at sun city outside johannesburg. The were probably five hundred people Woman and i said to them. Okay if you do any of you crave sugar and they've just everybody put the hand and i said when you craving sugar. What is it that you put into your mouth. What is it you put. And what is it that you actually craving an attempt to get the point across. Imagine yourself in the garden of eden and you craving something sweet. What would you eat. And there was a stately silence and this woman blonde voluptuous woman sitting in the front rows in this deep voice. Adam evan rumor osc that christian. I'm thinking this woman. It was really funny at the time. But it's just interesting because i've often christian in los angeles of austin in the republic of hot bay of austin zimbabwe of austin the uk. Austin all over the
2021 Predictions, Latest Headlines
"Everyone's got to work on. This week's sports illustrated kenneth podcasts. Happy twenty twenty one. I i cast of the year. I'm joined by jamie real tennis chat because there are a real match it Jamie good morning happy new year. Good morning having here. I'm i'm good. It's it's strange to Wake up in the morning and actually have match results from flitting across your screen along with Your georgia election results were talking on wednesday morning and Already the women are at play dhabi. The men are qualifying in delray even Nevermind cobain just nice. Nice to have tennis back it It's been a while since we've Been in a position to actually talk about some tennis in not just guessing game about the calendar or try to Find other ways to to fill time. We wait for tennis. Return so good. Good sport back with us tom. I thought we would do a few things today. One of them is We talk with sam query. The other day The told us why he made his escape from russia. And that seems to have generated a fair amount of attention pro and con. Maybe we can talk about that and then we get a column of projecting twenty twenty one and someone suggested we actually instead of just answering. Why don't we provide some logic. And some reason talk through some of the choices we made in terms of prognosticating. Twenty twenty one so. I thought you and i would do that this morning. How does that sound sounds good. I will say the same query interview As you said. Got a lot quite a lot of responses. I think for awhile. We didn't hear anything from him at all. And of course the up investigation concluded and the suspended fine came down And so i think a lot of people were really interested to hear his side of the story. Though i think people are still very much divided on where they stand. Yeah exactly and I mean remember when this news first broke in october. This was a few days after the the twenty twenty french open The atp had a very strongly worded statement and there was even. I mean i had people that were deep inside these discussions inside tennessee. Look democrats may have played his last match. This is a serious breach. This could be you know a six month. Suspension even a one year suspension. Same query already mid thirties. This could have sealed his career and turned up. Not the case at all and This is a as you say he got suspended. Twenty thousand dollar fine which basically means he only needs to behave himself with respect to cove it if he gets in a dispute with a chair umpire. That doesn't count. This is only health and safety related So such this was a slap on the wrist. And i you know. I think this divide people and i am sam. A lot of credit for essentially saying look at the facts are really in dispute. It's just a question of interpretation and in. here's what i went through and put yourself in my shoes and if you disagree with me disagree and Some people took took great offense and still do about what he did other people sympathize but he basically said you know. Here's the story. It's not really not much in dispute. Factually you know. In a lot of these cases you would necessarily extend this platform to To an athlete without trying to find some balance from the other side. But i think it's not really a question of facts being disputes. Just a question of application of law and how severely you want to sanction him Sam laid out what happened and sort of gave us a tiktok and essentially said here. The facts now go ahead and judge me armed with all the facts and as as you say jamie. Some people still take Offense to this his leaving country going to another country breaching protocol You know a lot of people look at you. Run the risk and You knew what you were signing up for. And i think other saw as as you alluded to who's in a fairly You know fairly desperate situation in a in a foreign country with kobe tests and not a lot of clarity. In terms of how the next few weeks would shake out with a seventeen month old until and you know candidly. I tend to land there as well. Not not an ideal set of circumstances and you wish there had been another option a little more communication in there. But i don't think you can really fault someone for being in russia not getting a straight answer having kovachev having the possibility of being separated from your wife and seven month old and basically saying. I'm gonna do this safely as i can. But i i gotta get the hell outta here. Consequences be damned so I don't know if there were other things that struck you reading his piece but I have a hard time. Dredging up a whole lot of outrage. Honestly you know it's interesting. I think a lot of people say And we sort of talked about this briefly on podcast before this That you know why. Why bring your family in the first place right. you know. it's a pandemic you know you're going to a different country. You have an infant. There's a lot of reasons there. And i know in his initial hugh he he basically said he was going to be a longtime away from my family and he wasn't prepared or ready to to be gone for that long
2021 Predictions, Latest Headlines
"Everyone's got to work on. This week's sports illustrated kenneth podcasts. Happy twenty twenty one. I i cast of the year. I'm joined by jamie real tennis chat because there are a real match it Jamie good morning happy new year. Good morning having here. I'm i'm good. It's it's strange to Wake up in the morning and actually have match results from flitting across your screen along with Your georgia election results were talking on wednesday morning and Already the women are at play dhabi. The men are qualifying in delray even Nevermind cobain just nice. Nice to have tennis back it It's been a while since we've Been in a position to actually talk about some tennis in not just guessing game about the calendar or try to Find other ways to to fill time. We wait for tennis. Return so good. Good sport back with us tom. I thought we would do a few things today. One of them is We talk with sam query. The other day The told us why he made his escape from russia. And that seems to have generated a fair amount of attention pro and con. Maybe we can talk about that and then we get a column of projecting twenty twenty one and someone suggested we actually instead of just answering. Why don't we provide some logic. And some reason talk through some of the choices we made in terms of prognosticating. Twenty twenty one so. I thought you and i would do that this morning. How does that sound sounds good. I will say the same query interview As you said. Got a lot quite a lot of responses. I think for awhile. We didn't hear anything from him at all. And of course the up investigation concluded and the suspended fine came down And so i think a lot of people were really interested to hear his side of the story. Though i think people are still very much divided on where they stand. Yeah exactly and I mean remember when this news first broke in october. This was a few days after the the twenty twenty french open The atp had a very strongly worded statement and there was even. I mean i had people that were deep inside these discussions inside tennessee. Look democrats may have played his last match. This is a serious breach. This could be you know a six month. Suspension even a one year suspension. Same query already mid thirties. This could have sealed his career and turned up. Not the case at all and This is a as you say he got suspended. Twenty thousand dollar fine which basically means he only needs to behave himself with respect to cove it if he gets in a dispute with a chair umpire. That doesn't count. This is only health and safety related So such this was a slap on the wrist. And i you know. I think this divide people and i am sam. A lot of credit for essentially saying look at the facts are really in dispute. It's just a question of interpretation and in. here's what i went through and put yourself in my shoes and if you disagree with me disagree and Some people took took great offense and still do about what he did other people sympathize but he basically said you know. Here's the story. It's not really not much in dispute. Factually you know. In a lot of these cases you would necessarily extend this platform to To an athlete without trying to find some balance from the other side. But i think it's not really a question of facts being disputes. Just a question of application of law and how severely you want to sanction him Sam laid out what happened and sort of gave us a tiktok and essentially said here. The facts now go ahead and judge me armed with all the facts and as as you say jamie. Some people still take Offense to this his leaving country going to another country breaching protocol You know a lot of people look at you. Run the risk and You knew what you were signing up for. And i think other saw as as you alluded to who's in a fairly You know fairly desperate situation in a in a foreign country with kobe tests and not a lot of clarity. In terms of how the next few weeks would shake out with a seventeen month old until and you know candidly. I tend to land there as well. Not not an ideal set of circumstances and you wish there had been another option a little more communication in there. But i don't think you can really fault someone for being in russia not getting a straight answer having kovachev having the possibility of being separated from your wife and seven month old and basically saying. I'm gonna do this safely as i can. But i i gotta get the hell outta here. Consequences be damned so I don't know if there were other things that struck you reading his piece but I have a hard time. Dredging up a whole lot of outrage. Honestly
Interview With Jessica Garcia, SWA First Officer
"What's up walling. Hey bobby how are you. I'm great this is our third guest and we are excited to have her on the show today with us as a pass flight instructor from united flight systems current southwest airlines first officer and someone with a very interesting aviation story that we're gonna talk about today today. We have on the show jessica garcia. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. And i know We're gonna talk a lot about today but you also have to be married to a pilot as well an my wonderful husband. Ricky who also instructed here structure. And i heard good news for ricky recently. Is that true. He got hired at commuter airlines Friday very excited and so he was an express jet in lives in houston listened to show. They probably have heard about all the things that happened. Express jet so it's great to hear that ricky's back in the in the in the cockpit. Doing great things for aviation excited. I'm i'm pumped for him. He's ready to get back in the airplane so we have a lot to talk about today but as the current owner of united flight systems. It's a it's a great time when a previous flight search comes back and shares with me stories and things from the past. You've obviously spent many an hour behind a prop as an airplane owners still today. You spend a lot of time on the probe had any idea. How many hours do will you gave here at this. Oh it's gotta be at least twelve hundred I remember one day sitting down with my logbook in between students. And i recognized that my total dual received in total dual given was equal spicer past that milestone here and then i think i want to say about twelve hundred dollars instructing here nice and that that was that in the day where you could just get the fifteen hundred right to the airline sort of. I was in the weird transition area where the atp was being required by the by the regional airlines to get hired. But it what you didn't have to do the atp p. course so i ended up being able to do my atp on my own without having to the course but you still have to have the fifteen hundred hours so kind of an awkward phase. I think i got my atp in june and the the law passed in august. For the so. I guess for our listeners. We've we've obviously prepped and talked a little bit. Tell us a little bit about your aviation career where he went to college. How you found this place and then did you go right to the airlines are or what will happen there. So i started flying recreationally in abilene texas. Where i'm from Just doing it for fun. I grew up flying with my dad in the right seat of various aircraft wanting bananas barons and the end of my freshman year of college. He said okay. You can go to summer school. You can get a job or you can get your pilot's license and so i opted to go get my pilot's license obviously and had an a wonderful instructor. Who is now one. She is my best friend. We are incredibly close. She flies for fedex and she she said you know. You're kind of good at this. Have you considered doing it as a career and up until that point i hadn't been exposed to the opportunities in careers in aviation so took me to my first women in aviation conference and it was like being around thousands of my taipei. Best friends And they all took me by the hand. I was nineteen years old. And said we're going to show you what it means to be a professional pilot and i decided right then and there that was going to be my career up until then i was studying marketing And liked it but didn't love it so went back to abilene finished my instrument rating then i transferred to louisiana tech university where i finished my commercial. Cfi of mea. I instructed for the school for a few months loved being attack. I'm very proud Louisiana tech bulldog and but it wasn't building flight time quite quick enough and so a friend of mine called me and said there's a flight school in houston. I think you'd be a great fit at work. Consider interviewing so. I called united flight systems. Talk to the previous owner. Bob watts and his daughter laura and they brought us in for an interview me and my husband. I secretly brought my husband along with me to interview as well. And we they us right then and there and so within a month. I moved houston and begin. Instructing here instructed for. I guess it would have been about two and a half years and then had one of my workers official instructor. Here come into my office and say would you like to fly corporate. And i'd always been really interested in corporate aviation i. I grew up around general aviation being there in abilene. We had a little bit of a regional airline flying but not a lot So i had more exposure to corporate. And i said sure didn't know what the airplane was had. Never heard of. It was a cessna. Conquest twin engine turboprop and met with the the woman who was flying that airplane and we went and just had dinner and and chit chatted and she said. I think you'd be a great fit. Would you come fly with me. So that was my introduction to part one thirty five Flew for them for a couple of years loved it. That was a flu for a family. There's still a dear dear and special in my life The woman i flew with is still very dear to me. We get together as often as we can into pilots
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"On that We can direct folks to listen to that episode. Yes which was entitled the sound of the atp silence. this is season finale. But we know that there is a follow up piece by ben. Rothenberg speaking to oem sharapova getting the promised second installment of her story because she said that she wants to tell it in segments. Who knows what that will look like if we have to come back for something in some way. Maybe we'll do twitch. Maybe we'll do an instagram. Rather than put out a whole new episode. here. I would rather not go into detail on that again. I agree. Yeah there were a few other off the court messes that happened on tour this year. One of them was the coordinated black square mess in response to the black lives matter movement from the top. Atp players we spoke about on the previous episode. How tennis responding to the virus as well as this social upheaval in the united states became the two biggest stories of tennis while we were on break between march and july naomi. Osaka and cocoa gov are leading the way on the women's side. They are speaking truth to power calling injustice putting themselves on the line physically emotionally mentally and a lot of folks in tennis. Were wondering well. What do the men have anything to this. We had sasha buying talking about how we don't have that problem in europe or germany. What did he say. In europe. In europe and folks tried to paint this as a north american. Us problem as if anti black racism doesn't happen all over the globe. That black people aren't strewn.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"There'd been nuggets little. Ls the you're paying attention the press room incident but then he also has this prize money thing that really kind of solidifies the new direction that he's he's heading it. Yes so we're jumping around a bit but when the tourists were trying to decide what what should we do for players who have completely lost their income. During this pandemic jovovich proposed that the top one hundred players and the top twenty doubles players would have to contribute to this player relief fund on a sliding scale based on your ranking. The atp membership voted this down. So it didn't happen by the time. Dominic made these comments. Jovovich is proposal had already been voted down so it was moot but he explained several times many times why he did not want to contribute. He said i know the futures tour and played there for two years. There are a lot of people who don't give everything to the sport. I don't see why i should give money to such people. I would prefer to donate to people or institutions. That really need it and you know. I guess it's your money. You can donate how you like but it was. It felt so unfeeling so un empathetic at the time and when he was asked to clarify or given an opportunity to To make it better. He said lots of players. Don't behave professionally. And i wanted. That depends on your definition of professional. Right because i would argue the tripling. Our own european private jets while you claim to be concerned about the environment in the middle of a pandemic is not very professional missiles me when dominic is on court. He is the consummate professional. He plays a lot. He tries hard all the time. There's no denying that it was just a kata was like what surprised me about the bit that he was given the opportunity to make it better. I'm sure people around him wanted him to clarify and sort of smooth that over and he dug in further every time again. I just think nobody cares. We're talking about things that will never again register. I know publicly on the dominic thiem radar. Nobody's ever going to ask him about this again. Okay fair enough. It's a penny. We don't even use pennies anymore in canada. That's what this is. After the adria tour jovic continued to criticize safety protocols at the us open in europe the atp players were threatening to boycott the us open if they were forced to quarantine afterward and jeopardize their participation in the european tests it was just it was galling that in the wake of such a disastrous in dangerous adria tour. He was still making these comments. He was still continuing to spread misinformation about covid. Nineteen about the efficacy of vaccine. That still was yet to exist during this time. I'm still to this day. I just want them into shuttle like as we talked about last episode. The women were largely quiet. were they. Were doing videos on tiktok. Or whatever the guys i mean were given so many opportunities to speak and so frequently showed how self involved they are. Then we have the issue of the pta which shows a different side to djokovic. I don't want to paint novak with one brush on the show because there are things that he does. That are very good. I agree i. You're right and they sit here and say well teen didn't want to do this but i'm sure he is sponsored and adopted at least fifteen penguins point. Is they do charity right now. They do all these things. The big three though much for a thing was this year. You may take issue with what the actual charity is. Or whatever like there's always going to be something to be like. Well i would have done it this way or this would have been better but i do think by in large these are not intrinsic a sinister people. That's a good point the we but we do have to judge people by their actions. We don't have to say this person is bad. This person is good but it's useful to say what you said or what you did. There was really damaging or was misleading. Or you know. Put people in potential peril right But you know the bayton switch. It's like well. You're only focusing on this but look at all this other good that they did hear rest. We get it. Everybody with this amount of privilege does some good on some level and to your point. Let's talk about pta. Jovovich is very well respected among his pierce among lower ranked players players. You know he goes up players and ask them about their injuries. Congratulates them about match wins that they're surprised he's even aware of right. He seems like a great team player. Among his co workers and that that cannot be discounted and the professional tennis players association movement is one of the biggest events in atp politics in many many years. It is a watershed. It may not succeed. But it's important. And i think jovovich show through his actions of there that he cares about how money is distributed. He cares about the future of this sport and he may not always go about it in the way that we hope or expect but as you said he is a three dimensional human being who contains a lot of contradictions like anyone. I would say the conclusion from this year. And i know. I think we've talked about this before because of what happened with veira and other players the we've got to stop treating grown men as stuffed animals as characters as squishy little baby animals who are innocent and wholesome. I think one of the weird developments of social media is this concept of wholesome as if anyone can always be innocent and pure in your eyes when the bear thing happened to their credit. So many verret fans immediately believed olea they. I mean there was just no discussion right and it showed so much character among that group of fans but some people are still infanta leising other players like what are you doing some of them not just twenty something some of them super grown ass men right but this five year old and this thing should have been the lesson like some some people treated him as the squishy baby giraffe and so don't do it to other players because they're human beings who have flaws and may do things that are really messed up which is okay okay. You want to treat them with kids gloves. But when it's time to take the kids gloves off take them off. You don't have to be static in either corner break. Nadal has complete views on equal prize horns how he navigated talking about covid. Nineteen at the french open. One of the more warm moments for me in men's tennis this year. I can hold both those things within me right. You know as to what i mean. Of course there's degrees to these things. Is the stuff a complete deal breaker for you as a fan of his. Maybe it is. Maybe it should be a call. You have to make for yourself. But to go and blindly. Defend him all over the place. It's a complete sham scam farce for me. So are we going to talk about this stuff at all. Oh didn't what happened briefly. I feel like we can. We did an entire episode on that We can direct folks to listen to that episode. Yes which was entitled the sound of the atp silence..
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"French. This year was a little more according to plan right but the context here was at the french open happening down near october. Yes in chilly. Conditions conditions where light is not optimal for most of the day. Right where the ball was different and there was a lot of talk about how this would affect nadal yet as it turned out it really did not affect it all very much and maybe did but what we saw was an adult more than most more than anybody in the history of the game on clay's able to adapt his game to certain situations better than other players and the worry was coming from his loss to daego schwartzman and roll where the weather was behaving similarly was terrible weather in paris. The first week the weather was really rough and it improved as the tournament went on. It's not to say that the causes for concern beat from him or from fans are from commentators. Weren't warranted right right. I really enjoyed the guest all performance of tournament. that michigan's rink is maybe my favorite much of the year. Okay wow it was just really. It was something different and fun. There's not a lot of fun in men's i know. I really hope he can build on this because it was exciting to watch him but for nadal his legacy at this tournament just keeps growing people. Always say when there's a record while this will never be broken folks love to talk about the the records in sports that are most unbreakable. This has to be top five unbreakable record in all of sport. Yeah i just don't see it's crazy and with that. He tied roger federer atop the grand slam leader. Tally with twenty. Remember if you cast your mind back to twenty fifteen distant look feasible for him to then go on and win. What six more from that time. The two more us opens. He's what four and roland garros again. And the way he did it beating somebody who's had his number for a long time. Mind you not on clay but someone who has beaten him on clay a bunch of times and jovovich was going into this match having just one rome being damn near undefeated for the entire season and i would say you know the commentary. It was giving each kind of a fifty fifty chance in this match and it all just came out and did everything everything a little bit better in some things much much better now. He's got a lot of things much much better than jovic led to a bagel. I set that was unbelievable. I was almost sure that jovovich was going to storm back and win the second set not impossible for adults who have won the first two sets by bagels. The match didn't pick up any steam from the other side of the net until the third set. Bright rafa hit only fourteen unforced errors jovovich hit fifty two. He did hit more winners than rafa. But rough his defense just made novak's dropshots ineffective. There were so many passes so many winners off those dropshots and he protected his second. Serve like he had a sixty six percent winning percentage on his second serve. It's crazy so that was the grand slam year in men's tennis right. So he went through the the slams in chronological order as displaced as two of them. Were we're not gonna do that with the rest of the results on the men's side just some of the the highlights the things that stuck out back in february gamble fees won two titles in a row mowbray and rotterdam rotterdam was a repeat. He excels at this part of the season. It seems like if february so crazy that this stuff just gets forgotten. It's not as i ve fabulous february. No he be two canadian than those finals. You're going to get some more canadian. Content on this episode He vashchuk in me and felix. In rotterdam and gems. Life is still going strong. There was a brief period where they seem to have scrubbed each other from their social media but they they're still going they were on a break their back. Well they actually unabridged or they're just messing with us. I know knows. Part of part of the drama meals around niche was resurgent. Other canadian finished number fourteen this year reaching quarterfinals in australian felt like nowhere the final in cincinnati. Losing to jovic after winning the set. Some you final of paris. The he made it through the quarantine. Everybody was talking about his hair including us. His thickness is short shorts. Supporting the omya asakusa activism at cincinnati. When other men's players were most certainly not and then he has to go and say this dumb shit about cancel culture and working with the guy who had been fired by a ca for alleged sexual harassment. So it so it really. It soured me on him for a little while the quarterfinal result in australia. Yes it's surprising. In insofar as him having struggled with injury so much for the last few seasons. But that's his bag. Yesterday open his music back under a rube love. You mentioned in the quiz leads the tour with five titles in doha. Adelaide hamburg saint petersburg viana those last three. Or three straight five hundred tournaments. And it's an we haven't really talked about this much talked about andrea lot but coming back from these in these in twenty teen. He had a stress fracture in his back which required a few months of complete rest. No training then he out his right wrist. Injury and eight all amounted to a huge slump. In what was a very promising young career and he struggled with that mentally so for him to come back like this was was remarkable. He had the same number of wins as novak djokovic cheer forty one and just love being forty one and ten versus joke. Mitch's forty one in five record of had a pretty blah twenty twenty season until the last couple events. Where he he tells us that he kind of just said to himself. Like why salk and then got it together. He finished the year by winning paris and the atp finals winning the finals after beating in the semi's where an adult served for the match at five four in that second set broke him at love and then came back to win that match. We mentioned on the atp finals rap episode that in london the final hosting of the adp finals at the two arena in doing so medvedev completed a stretch of seven straight top. Ten wins one of the more impressive feats of the year laden and the tennis season we titled an episode dossiers mine house which the episode was largely about zverev winning cologne one and two and kind of his pudding his career back together this year. The front of the us open not twenty four hours after that came the double revelations of his ex girlfriend's pregnancy and olea sharapova accusations of domestic violence against him. So what a mistake that was to name the episode that.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Libido you'd only work or the quarterfinal With nidal team was excellent at all leads slip in the first and second sets and it was uncharacteristic of him but team always plays an extremely tough on hardcourts especially and letting lead slip within sets serve reared its head again in the atp finals of versus both dominic and medvedjev after getting a break letting those lead slip away and sets and a you know it could be nothing. It could be nervousness. It could be getting a bit older and is facing that down all speculation. of course. that's why i use the conditional could just find it lazy vacation so from this agenda. You're just going through the slams. I oh yeah. It does say the winters i mean. We're you know it's not written in stone here. Yeah okay so. Australian open his done. Joke bitch looks unbeatable. He would carry that unbeaten streak all through the kobe break into the resumption and then begets the. Us open right. Jovovich had one dubai cincinnati. He was unbeaten at eighteen cup. He had a twenty six match win. Streak to start the year those six wins from. Atp cup count toward the official record and we get to the us open and of course you know what happens in the fourth round versus public. Had an you'll booster the default that the tennis world. I was just minding my own business on the couch. This was when october. I september september so i was working at that time happened to be home to watch it and you are upstairs and this kind of whole hummy i set gets turned on its head. When cutting your booster breaks djokovic and you're like well okay. Fine i mean even if he comes back and wins as i said like this this is this is a cute little and then it happened and i screamed from downstairs. I said you need to get done here now. Like he's about to be disqualified. This is crazy and watching the video. Replay it was obvious that that was going to be the decision. There was no other option. I don't know how folks felt in the moment if there was a lot of cloudiness in their brains in taking the situation in but with the benefit of time. It's even more clear that this is what had to happen. And i don't feel bad personally for at all for this insta. No no because in watching that match. I remember just the game before i believe him. Swiping the ball toward the side of the court and the commentators themselves relaxed arm. What was the chair doing here like. That's that's crazy and then this happens and then we go on to see later on in the year that he does pretty much the exact same thing again but without incident and the video surfaced of him from what the french nor some tournament a few years back. Where he's so glib and flippant about it when asked do you think this is something that could come back to bite you at some point in your career as a very important moment given that you're chasing history whoa essentially the tennis version of come quite a bit cisco to say that. Yeah basically the. Us stupid question. Let's move on so for me. He got what he had coming to him in that moment. And i say that. With my whole chest crocs.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Question question number ten three players it you know what. Let me stop you. You could've just left it up. My right answer didn't make me embarrass myself. Question number ten three players jumped more than ten ranking spots from there to nineteen year end ranking to finish inside the top twenty two this year so three players finished outside the top twenty last year and this year they jumped more than ten spots to finish inside the top twenty. Yeah so round niche. That's correct Say i'll Public radio booster correct and the most obvious one. Who's the most obvious one who did all the winning in twenty twenty outside the grand slams Andrew correct i'll man gonna miss ruby slamming. Tell you this here. You got six hundred ten total. Oh you but i gotta third somewhere. And two-third l. that the fractions when the third. The two-thirds together make a whole. I do know how to add fractions. Thank you so much. Six zero to ten are you. Are you okay with the actually happy with that. Because i felt like the the quiz was pretty hard. That's a sixty percent with clues though. So that's a fail- also you're clearly just a little bit foggy because you've done the research he just just couldn't pick the answer of your head if i'm being generous. Thank you it's so rare. Let's get into what happened in two thousand twenty on the atp tour on the court. You may be surprised to learn that the atp was still able to pull off half a number of events that they did in twenty nineteen. I don't know if it felt more or less to you. It felt bless so in two thousand nineteen. The tour held sixty six tournaments and in twenty twenty. The tour held thirty three and some of them safely the atp cup premiered in january twenty twenty. We called it the sippy cup because there was a lot of toddler like behavior going on. It's clear from this agenda. You still were not a fan of that event. I was not because do recall. Of course these are like we talked about unless episodes. These are little quibbles. That feel so unimportant now because the world is different. I remember complaining that this tournament felt interminable. It felt so long. Nobody seemed to really understand the format. It impeded upon other tournaments other. Atp tournaments wti tournaments. The women's players were just strewn all over that site of right trying to get their matches in in brisbane. They relegated the women's event to outer courts for the first few days of the tournament and remember. Brisbane has a incredible draw on the women's side. There were several withdrawals from other australian tournaments from men's players because they're just wiped out from adp cup. And why exhaust yourself. Before the australian open there was a not so small bit about stefanos tsitsipas hitting his dad with racket and yet that happened us. Vera of made his dad cry. There were a lot of father issues at the sentiment. Medvedyev had a lumberjack moment. I mean these like these tantrums over a first year experimental fake tournament but not fake because it is actually a real. Atp tournament accounts as real wins but just like labor cup. The fans can say they care they care so much surely do and i'm sure for a bunch of lebanon was good practice. Novak got six matches in. He won all of them. He won the australian open. Of course at this may have been a great warm up for him and they are obviously a lot of benefits to this type of tournament. We talked january about the kind of the over saturation of nationalistic tournaments. And of course. We didn't have the olympics this year so we had one fewer. But you know there is such thing as too much of these playing for your country tournaments. Not only that. This event itself was doing too much and the players were doing too much. It was all too much so the australian open. Of course you know. Jovic won his eighth. Australian open title record extending and his seventeenth slam beating. Dominic thiem in five sets at this time dominic thiem well and truly looked on the cusp. He could have won that. Match up against novak djokovic and if you had said at the end of that tournament dumbing team's gonna win a slam this year. You didn't like that makes perfect sense And it be on hardcourt. That would still make perfect sense. The prince of clay thing he has well and truly thrown that off. He's just the prince. Oh tennis basically he is. It appears the heir apparent some of the highlights from the australian open. We've talked about them before. But you know. Federer was down eight four in the fifth set tiebreak versus millman at the australian open. You just have to get ten points. In the fifth set tiebreak. He wins six points in a row to just simply tie up that tiebreak in win then quarterfinals against tennessee. Sanguine remember him. Roger federer saved seven match points to save humanity and be tennyson grin. Sangram has a thing for australia If you were call copiers prior he made the quarterfinals as well in australia. Right was quarterfinals. I think so. Yeah this would have seen him go. Step further to the semifinals every year. I was gonna say you hope but this is definitely. I hope every. I hope those australia points will just fall off. Just be that after. He made his first running australia. He can i think one tournament in new zealand auckland the next year so that kind of offset whatever he lost from not doing well at the australian open and then he comes back and like. It's just can't get rid of it now. I mean the dude is in amazing shape. He'll probably be winning more of certain listeners. Thirsting after tennessee. They're ashamed but the you know. Sometimes you can help the.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"But i don't. I really don't have any regrets. I really don't i've i've lived exactly. How want it to. I've tried my hardest every single time. I didn't win the matches. That maybe i should have always wanted but i really gave them all so that careers. Hi everyone welcome back to the body. Serve i'm james. i'm driving. Currently we are day drinking. And we're thinking of you. It is the finale of season. Six of the body serve we what recorded the wpa rep show less than a week ago. Where back to do the men while this pace from us. This is just rapid. Fire a note on the difference in tone between both episodes. I was thinking about this. The format that we used for the w. t. rap was a very linear one where we went through the actual calendar of tennis and went month by month. It's not gonna work for this episode because it would be repetitive. So were were doing it in a off the court on the court kinda way because let's be real here a lot of the stuff that was worthy from our perspective at least undiminished toward this year was a lot of the mess that happened off court when we were recording our last episode. I had put on the agenda right at the top. James takes a quiz and then we sat down to record and looked at the agenda. And then i realized well damn actually make wins. You had assigned yourself homework and then didn't do. It didn't even cross my mind. And so i've written a quiz for you for this episode where you will answer questions about the men's twenty twenty season. Oh lord so you're gonna put me in a bad mood like before the real episode starts. Listen if you do well. There is nothing that will make you feel better. I know i had. I mean i watched jeopardy yesterday. And i was just sensational. So if this is worse than that it's really upsetting. I'm in the kitchen cooking dinner. And he's just laying on the coach watching jeopardy and all of a sudden he just exclaims. Oh my god. I'm so smart you know what sometimes you have to big up yourself when no one else will wow. Is that a ticket me. No you're really really tired of all the fun facts that i give you many times day. That is true. Question number one alexander's verve noncompliance with kobe. Protocols was exposed inadvertently on this person's social media. Oh that's not somebody i know. But i th- philip plan. Yes and who is he is he. He's like a designer fashion person. This player born in nineteen seventy-three retired from the atp tour in twenty twenty. We underpays correct. Six players won their first. Atp singles title in twenty twenty named. Oh dear god. Can i name one. You did the majority of the filling in of the agenda and this is all the research. I should be prepared. I'm trying to like cheat off the research i did is riley oh poco them. That's incorrect. Oh god taylor. Fritz that's incorrect Well i know it's not felix. Unfortunately oh why is this so hard. I'm only giving you one more guest so that you enjoyed tea of the points that you'll be able to get from. This is a third. I feel like i'm really gonna fail at this. One did young center title correct. So you got one who he pospisil if you recall. I don't recall that was a guest. So you'll get a third for that okay. It's out of tenths of a scoring very easy question. Number four eight men one two or more singles titles this year rube love lead with five followed by jovic with four name three of the remaining six players who all won two titles team incorrect players. That only one to correct. Oh my god so you know. Ready lost one i miss. I wasn't listening zariff. Yes the to colognes morpheus. Yes so you get two-thirds for that one the other players were nadal. Medvedev your boo christiane gotten an bear. Okay that's on me. Because i didn't listen to them. The question going back to the previous question. The one about six players winning their first. Atp singles titles this year. You got senator. The other ones were bare. Casper road tag. Bush is that correct something like that. Yeah catch monitoring each and john millman all right question number five this next three questions. They're going to be quotes that somebody said in twenty twenty. And you have to tell me who said i love these quote. I've known her all my life. And i've never seen her going through a mood swing or anything like that. Oh my god. I have to say who said. It's not like who they send about correct. Oh my lord I've known her all my life. And i've never seen her go through mood swing or anything like that. I mean just the most amazing woman who doesn't have mood swings. Sasha byeon know this if you recall is from that dubious. Atp segment in march world. These eighteen players were asked. Who is the woman that inspires them most or something. Like.
Interview With Chris Kermode
"Let's here in the meantime from the interview. That i did today with chris commode who was formerly a colleague of mine at queens. He was the tournament director for a long time. queens and then moved onto the atp. The end i think of twenty thirteen spent six years in the job and first thing i asked him was really how he looks back on that time in his life. Many people have asked me that question and in fact they phrase it differently. They would you do it again. And which which is slightly different i. It was a huge honor to lead the organization and it was an incredible six years and yet thoroughly let south thoroughly enjoyed that there were some very heavy moment Very stressful moments. But you know to have to have the chance to Lead a global sport was fantastic and had a year to sort of contemplative. And when you earn your blight issue sometimes get so immersed that you fail to recognize the achievements to the thing but you know i know back in some of the numbers that quite an impressive aren't very proud member. You're just looking at things like the gross revenues of the tool. Were twenty thirteen. We're about ninety. Seven million and two thousand eighteen goto grew to over one hundred and fifty million of the prize. Money again went from eighty five million twenty thirty two hundred thirty five million so fifty eight percent growth the number of players. Earning over a million dollars in prizemoney grew over ninety percents which is great britain about our ranked players. Earning money one of the personal achievements. was that the. The big growth was between really between players between fifty and one hundred sixty nine percent growth in hundred fifty to two hundred sixty five percent growth. So that redistribution of monies downs the lower ranked lies was was great and the same with ranking points. As well and as the players the pension funds just went through through the roof which is key for these guys when they stop stop playing like a sixty percent growth in the pension fund so looking at the new events. She look at the finals. Look at the next gen and the car you know there was a a hell of a lot done and think we moved the game forward and when listening to that out. Imagine a fair. Few allison's are thinking well. If that's the case why are you not in the job right now. Why what can you tell me about your departure. And what led to it. Well i think it's a very political job. I've seen an ascetic in the job. And i will continue to say it now. I'm very very supportive of the atp as an institution. I actually believe works. There are many people the can make very easy comments from the site saying it's just impossible to have a player organization anna tournament organization together. My line to that would be that. It's one of the few sports where players and tournaments have a say in their spore. You know on a daily basis. Unlike say some of the american sports where you have collected bargaining agreements and they have a big fight over over prize money every o or income over every five years as a huge fight and they don't really speak the reason i think the hp structure works is people do have a voice on on a daily basis. And you look back know over all the votes that we have and you know it was almost ninety. Eight percent of the decisions were made in consensus. Which is which is great oversee. I sat in the middle of players and tournaments at certain times of the six year. Tenure people say he's a tournament guy. He's a player guy. You speak to the tournaments. They'll say he's a player guys because the players they say he torn guy that's just the nature of the jaw.
Rafa remains, bubble struggle and whats that hair?
"Thank you so much for those lovely words. How about this every time we told with. Somebody's favorite tennis. Podcast catherine who to thaw is almost as if we've just encouraged this and frankly that's exactly someone from newfoundland n-i-l-l-a-s only finland is i'm going to try and retrain myself to announce it that's where the good dogs come from. Is it for what good about them. They are big and cuddly and fluffy and Do you remember caesar. May he rest in. Peace martino trace lovely doke He was found. Oh well yes. Now that was a splendid dog portray if the dog world say nancy. Congratulations for being from there. yes so nancy back kicked out of thank you so much into all the others that have introduced show this week. We really appreciate it and yeah. That's why we able to do this every single day of the finals. And we've got a few more to go. Today was a funny all day. We kind of previewed. It didn't we last night as much as the afternoon. Look like a much meaning to it. There was just not meaning. Those they were dead rubbers after all posted doubles and the singles and then the evening section. We always knew is going to be a knife edge type scenario you win. You guys drew you lose. You got home like a normal tournament. Let's start there showy because rough on the dow has beaten stefan pass in three sets. It wasn't like last year's when i didn't feel i thought it was. I mean i thought the dow played really. Well i've role. But i mean obviously there's no crime but last year they played a three center in and it was just epic. Wasn't it every every point felt like a a saga this. This didn't feel that that to me what to you. Know i felt like steph sits pass could have been prepared to die out there tonight and it still wouldn't have been enough He he cannot get close to the dull serve. I know there's the anomaly of the fact that he is beaten in one song clay Madrid in one thousand nine hundred. But let's just take that out of the equation and it's possible it's possible that sits has a bit of an adult problem And one that he's not getting any closer to solving think it's more than possible. I think he has a nidal problem. And i think he's a pretty big one. It's okay to have nato problem. Nidal is really really good. You know most of the world has had an adult problem for fifteen years. But he's not getting closer. It would sing and sits up past. Thinks he's got into dow problem doesn't am and he he's i it is he having seen his press conference. We'll talk about that in a minute. I think he will be going an obsessing for the next six weeks. Ah bat how to solve his dow problem matt's you you watched it what what jumped out at you from their match or yeah if i if you've got an adult problem. You've got a bit of a men's tennis problem haven't really because nadal is always going to be. There is a constant if you can't overcome the dull you're going to struggle to win the biggest tournaments i would. I would suggest certainly at the moment for the next year or two wall dolls exactly around anyway So yes short turn. That is going to be interesting to see whether sit to pass can overcome it. I think actually on one of those ones on clay. I think he's got so much more time to return the serve and he can step back and take some swings. Maybe that actually does help him against the door. But i completely agree with what you said. Catherine he just didn't didn't get near serve really for the whole match other than a fifteen minute spell which was weird and bizarre and suddenly he broke nidal twice twice in a row three times in a row. Maybe it was a very strange portion of the match. But i guess my main takeaway was kind of comparing to team the dull because that was the match we saw most recently and it felt like team has sustained threat against nadal whereas sits pass to me felt like he was relying on little moments and flashes of when his game was on and hoping that that would be enough to get him through. I didn't i didn't see a complete game plan really from him. And i think feeds into this wider thing of him being a bit confused about how to play a dollar and therefore it just always felt to me like the dole would win that match and in the end he won that third-set pretty pretty comfortably after after a shaky start
WTA Year End Awards for 2020
"Everyone john worth. I'm hearing sports. Illustrated tennis podcast. Jamie joins me for a grab bag topics. We are midway through the final so hard to make any definitive conclusions there but we can talk about the the back of played so far. We'll talk about twenty twenty one tennis and what the picture is looking like. It's slowly coming into focus but still considerably Blurry and uncertain. We'll talk w. t. awards. There are no more women's tennis events on the calendar. But we can start distributing some honors and just sort of a catchall of tennis topics as we want to say to the finish. But we're not exactly sprinting. Either a stranger that is Finishing under strained conditions and we talk about sort of where the sport is here in mid november twenty twenty so jamie welcome. it's it's been a while. how are you. i'm good. i agree with you. It's a weird year. And i feel like we've been talking a lot about the atp and obviously the atp finals are happening. So i am happy to start by out talking about the wpa and some of these awards all right. let's go. let's let's that. I that's a good idea let's go to That'd be the w. t. a. Does not unlike the wto does not have a finals or twenty twenty. Unfortunately that's An offshoot of having events in china where international sporting events were cancelled months ago. So the vendor playing as we speak in london and there is no there is no comparable women's event. So let's say yeah let's do that. Let's start with the women season over. Why don't we hand out some awards. We genda pivot to london. Mvp award is always a bit strange. But if we're going to give player of the year honors. I feel like the player has to have won a major. Do you agree with that. Yes definitely agree with that. But this year of course We had one less. And i think that i would also classify the majors in two creek corona and post corona. I would almost give a little bit more weight or just feel like there's more discussion for all the majors. That are not the train open you know. Of course that was when all was normal and before all this happened But i know you. You went to your pace in your mailbox but are you. Who's your pick. i think it. It sounds sounds a little. I think you've got to say that the so you can is your twenty twenty. Mvp she won a major and got to the final of another If we play this game sometime if your life depended on a player Would she be your pick and the answer is is probably not and do i think in a head to head match. There are players who are superior. If if she and i o miyasaka played ten times i would think naomi osaka with the majority of those matches. But yeah in this straight year. But i think you're right. There was no wimbledon. There there was a us open but it did not feature you know six top ten players including ash barty the number one player including simona halep included the defending champion and that was That was one sock than we had. The french open which also did not feature ash party. Who is the defending champion. It did not feature. Naomi osaka the australian open before corona had the most flush field. So you can in one that and she reached the final of the french open so she is the only player to have won a major and got into the final of another and in this stranger. It's probably appropriate. We have a strange choice but sonya sofia kenyon is my Twenty twenty mvp will by you. I hear you on that. And i think those are all good points. I in you know so that we aren't agreeing here on all of these under some Interest to this conversation. I'm going to take a different pic. i'm gonna go with naomi osaka and i think that In speaking about mvp sort of in the Like a of a lot of awards that are giving out at this time of the year including essays own award sportsperson of the year. It's not just about what's happening on the court. It's just not about results per se about other things that This player has done. So i think that For me. I think niamey osaka. Of course like you said kennan if you're just talking about reaching a final winning final In a major. She's done that but osaka has not only one. But also use her platform and she's spoken up and she's gone beyond the court and i think that you know if we're talking if you're looking at that list of choices here And you check the box with a major win in for me. You check the box with all the other outside stuff off the court that she's done so that's my pick.
Trouble brewing for tennis in Australia
"We've had some news tonight from australia. That a lot of the plans that they'd had in place that we understood them to be from the interviews that criteria the tournament director done. All the idea. Was that players would come in. Mid-december do that. Two weeks of quarantine play all of the pre australian open tournaments in melbourne To reduce travel and potential spreading of the virus. And that has. We've been told tonight in reporting by tennis channel. Initially that is not going to be viable. That players are not going to be allowed to come into the country as things stand in december at all and the first day that they will be allowed to set foot in the country as the first of january. Which if they are required to do two weeks quarantine at that point would take them up to about three or four days before the australian open is due to begin which is hardly ideal at the very least and potentially threatens the entire australian tennis summa Certainly those preview those run-up tournaments that That they would hope to run whether the couple for some of the other events that they might bring over from brisbane and adelaide and sydney. We don't know officially wear tennis australia. Stand on this at the moment. We we've only heard this news in the last few hours and it does follow comments from the premier of victoria. Saying that it's absolutely not a done deal. Plays can come in in december you know because of the logistical issues of bringing all these people in and they've spent such a long time in lockdown getting rid of the virus dampening down to the fact that they've had apparently zero cases over the last couple of weeks new cases So we don't really know where we stunned. I think the what kind of expect they may end up doing if this continues in plaza not allowed to come until the end of december. The the first week in january is to try to coincide the two weeks of quarantine with those tournaments and be able to get permission for players to practice and play competitively. I would imagine in some sort of bubble whilst effectively quarantining and therefore that would make it doable for them. Not only to run additional tournaments but also to play the strain open. But catherine this is Just generally this is a pretty alarming state of affairs. isn't it given. it's not that far away now. Now we're talking about plays plays would have been booked in planning to travel in less than a month's time to australia significantly less than a month's time in in some someplace cases and particularly exum i think because because the tennis will the i thought okay. I mean the the barriers to entry to australian and the price of entry is incredibly high but once their once the tennis world is there and and post three days barriers. It's a it's a kind of safe haven for tennis to exist for while and and flourish for oil for that to be thrown into some uncertainty Is is quite discombobulating. Ready an i. I can only imagine how the players in the tools feel about it. I i completely respect the position of If the australian government absolutely i mean we are in a glass house in terms of criticizing the likes of australia's Approach to risk averse approach to To covid nineteen absolutely But yet the timing of it is is very disconcerting. Absolutely me i'd say something. I keeps coming back to me when we have in the events after the us. Open rome and run gar austin a couple of times match just mentioned. I'm watching this. And i'm still wondering whether it really is right. You know to see all this international travel when this is going on it. Just it's hard to put the two together as much as we love the sport and wanted to be out to be viable at the moment.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"An atp tournament. There is an actionable piece of information where you can investigate. You can speak to that person and go from there. You simply say. This is an ongoing matter. We treat domestic violence seriously. We will conduct the internal investigation. And in this case. There are things. You can actually investigate. And then you come back and provide your findings. In the meantime you do not look like a complete farce of an organization this organization that propped up justin gimelstob has propped up puzzles. Feely has done nothing on this issue. They have nothing to say about issues of inclusion on the tour this was the first year that the atp subsidiaries in their social media even acknowledged pride month right the atp behind on these issues they just want to ride the coattails of the big three and hope that the next gen transition into similar status and the burden of proof in an internal investigation is not as high as a criminal court right. You don't have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these things happened the atp sanctions players for non-criminal offenses all the time for cursing on the court for damaging equipment on the court like there are a lot of conduct and d day violations. That are well within the db's purview. This is something that it's extremely serious but it seems like they view it as a private matter that they don't wanna get into so. Why is tennis so rinky-dink why are they. So bush league because as you said these things keep happening and the atp is left holding back because there are not policies and practices in place to deal with these issues when they come up if i'm a wti player and there's all this talk much quieter now but all this talk at the start of quarantine about a merger between the two tours. This is something. I'm looking at with exciting looking all over the place because you have two of the top thirty eighty p players being accused of this stuff and i'm supposed to attach myself to that product right like who who works in. Hr in the atp who writes your policies. I mean you. Literally copy policies cut and paste from the nfl nba mlb. All of the american major sports have protocols that they use now to deal with this because they messed up so badly in the past so why is tennis. Repeatedly failing to learn from the league's mistakes one of the big takeaways in watching this story unfold. Even if you believe in his innocence but just from the way. He's handled it from the way. The tours handled it is how easily and constantly believed men are and how they're propped up at every turn how they're cuddled at every turn it seems to me. That's verve has been told no very few times in his life. When i when i read his statements i my first thought was how bad is his management. And then i realized his management is team eight. The management company co founded by roger federer and tony. God sick. tony got sick is his agent. What are they doing. They're asleep at the wheel and they have an. I mean an incredible financial incentive to keep this kid on the up and up. They've invested a lot of money. They i mean their business plan is to establish a small group of elite iconic athletes. The exact quote. His teammates objective is to represent a small set of iconic athletes and ensure that their career trajectory keeps moving in the right direction. This would run contrary to that right so they you know they have a very small number of athletes represent and it's issues baffling to me that they haven't been able to intervene with sasha craft better statements and show at least a bit of sensitivity even if the allegations are false. You may say well. I want to hear. Roger speak on this publicly. I would love to as well failing that he actually hands the inside line to have this dealt with in a public way better through that team management company. He doesn't have to have his face on it. mean he's representative of him could do a better job teammate. Could say you have embarrassed us and you need to fix it. And here's the script you know like this is what agents. Npr people do. It's it's crazy to me. There have been very very few people from within tennis. Who have spoken in support of sharipova. I can think of one. Dara governor lovo from the start has been saying that i believe olea. She had hatched eggs with her tweet and then she she went on a podcast called jewels on the hustle with julie l. baba saying i love sasha and when i saw statement i was like come on. You're better than that. This was after she had said that she felt it was important given that nobody was standing up for her to believe the woman to to say publicly that i believe her because too often nobody stands up for the women and men are able to just carry on unchecked. She i mean she did not hesitate. She spoke up very very early after this happened and she hasn't really been joined by any of her peers but there are a few players who are the total opposite. Side of the spectrum from gavrilova antonia lochner. The german tennis player. Said i know alex for a very long time. And he's one hundred percent. non abuser. The linda bench chimed in said ugly. Now how do you know that exact. I mean you know to be fair. We don't know if the allegations are true but for the many many many reasons that we outlined earlier in the episode we are inclined to believe them benches inclined to not believe them which has her perogative. but the sort of piling on of oley. Sharapova is really disappointing. Because she's been subjected to a lot of misogynistic. End zena phobic comments saying that of course a russian woman say this. She's a gold digger. she's lying. She's trying to ruin alex thereof and his very of has gone through his instagram and deleted all the negative comments and left the supportive. Ones right like these are not the actions of contrite or innocent person. Where do we leave this on this episode. I suppose where we leave. It is that we hope the atp. As the men's thomas organization understands its responsibility here in creating a policy for domestic violence that allows for an investigation for possible suspension with pay of the player pending investigation. And at least explains to the world that they take accusations like this very seriously and and not have one of your star players gold on-court given interview and then impress afterward pretending like this is all a game and i think it's very important to mention that the lack of a clear policy here is damaging to the accused as well as the accuser as the accused person. Let's say you're innocent. You wanna know what is my league doing for me right now. They're silence has muddied the waters it's time for the atp to step up and stop being bush league and stop pretending that.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"C and d talk about a player convicted of a violation of a civil or criminal law of any jurisdiction and that person may be deemed again to have violated the integrity of the game. The next paragraph has similar language about being convicted of a violation of a civil or criminal law and it goes further and saying that the atp executive vice president may provisionally suspend a player from further participation in atp tournaments pending a final determination of the criminal or civil proceeding so this implies that that player could be suspended while the criminal proceedings are going on before. That person was found guilty or not guilty. Section e says violation of this section shall subject the player to a fine of up to one hundred thousand dollars and or suspension from playing atp tour or atp tournaments for periods of up to three years. Now there's a lot of big language in here. There's a lot of language to hide behind. What are the things that we've seen the atp tour take action on the past. We've seen it on cursing on smashing rackets on being disrespectful to umpires betting. Yeah it's most frequently with actual play of the game. Something that happens on court or directly related to something that happens on court like you said betting nikki aerials for example said that said earlier this year that the atp was extremely corrupt and they didn't punish him under this section but they did issue a statement very swiftly condemning what he said. It doesn't make them look very good now that they haven't even issued a statement for this what i suspect and i sure of what i suspect is. They're leaning on this section c and d which talks about violations of laws and so rather than acting. Now there're gonna wait to see if a criminal or civil matter comes to court. That's what i think. However the first section gives them very broad leeway to act if someone behaves in a manner that is damaging to the integrity of the sport and in this case the allegations probably under that that very broad definition. What that tells me that is they. Don't take it seriously. it also tells me that they're banking on the fact that tennis is so under reported. It's not like the nfl where you have concentrated us-based media that has a new cycle that continually regenerates itself. It's always going if you get wrapped up in that new cycle. You're not you're not gonna leave something that you have to address with tennis. You have events being played all over the globe in multiple different countries. You do not have the same set of reporters covering every single tournament. People are like why. Why aren't more people covering this incident wearing more people covering these allegations. Why has been rothenberg. Who has to do it. I would believe it more if somebody else didn't well. There is nobody else. Tennis reporters are not making money off of covering tennis. It's why we've seen so many of the familiar names flocked tennis majors something that sprung up from patrick maroteaux blue in this covid era to write stories because people aren't being paid you have to chase the money where you can get. It and reporters cannot comment on the story. They need to report. They need to report. I this is what they do. And i understand. The social media has sort of blurred the lines between armchair commentator and journalist but a journalist is not going to tweet or write a story about this without actually doing genuine reporting. And as you said. Ben is the only one so far who has really done that and so when the atp knows that this is not a story that's going to gain traction in big markets in big newspapers not gonna get a segment on espn sponsored or not dropping them..
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Paris masters were imminent so he showed up in paris and tennis. Tv atp tour their social media they were just carrying on as if nothing was amiss. Nothing was going on. Oh here's alex. He's he's practicing. Oh wonderful joy. The paris masters are happening. And he's one of our favorites. The tournament starts. He's asked about it impress. He gives blanket denials. He issued a statement on instagram on october. Twenty ninth where he says. The last days were quite challenging for me. I will be a father at age. Twenty three and i'm very much looking forward to the child. Even though brenda and i are no longer together we have a good relationship. And i will live up to my responsibility as a father together. We will take care of the little person that is about to grow. But i don't want to say more in public about this private subject. I am sure that brenda. I can manage without the media involved. The statement had two paragraphs that was the first paragraph addressing. The first big news because remember these both came out on the same day and then the second paragraph begins then they're the unfounded accusations of my ex girlfriend olga shirt povo which i read in the media today. They make me very sad. We have known each other since we were. Children showed many experiences together. I very much regret that. She makes such statements because the accusations are simply not true. We had a relationship but it ended a longtime ago. Why olga is making these accusations now. i just don't know. I really hope that the two of us will find a way to deal with each other again in a reasonable and respectful way. Frank there a lot of things in this statement along that. Just piss you off the first being contradicting brenda immediately. The mother of his child is unborn child because she said explicitly. I do not want have anything to do with alexander's verve and do not want him raising this child period. She said they are currently not in contact. And she doesn't plan to share custody so when he says we have a good relationship got his well questionable. But that's a private matter right. Like actually in front of rancho yet right there pregnancy. Whatever is not really something that i feel the need to comment on. This is what you choose to do in your private life. Whereas escalates is where someone is being allegedly abused he says of sharapova. We had a relationship but it ended a long time ago a year ago. Is i get that. Maybe when you're twenty three a year feels like a long time but that is not a long time ago you had a whole ask girlfriend and had a baby since then or yeah. The thing that sticks out for me here is that. This is a poorly crafted pr message. I wanna know who you know. Who and his management team approved this if anyone he doesn't display any sensitivity to victims of domestic violence. No he doesn't. I mean in his effort to completely reject those claims. He comes off as extremely callous. Because one could easily say. I condemn acts of violence against women period instead of saying than there are the unfounded accusations. Then there are the serious accusations letting folks know letting your fans no of which you have many many fans that you take this seriously. Domestic violence is a serious issue. That was just the start. We then get a series of statements where he is dealing with this in a very glib cavalier way almost laughing at though the situation yes so it does get much worse than paris. He said to the media quote. I know that there's going to be a lot of people that right. Now we're trying to wipe the smile off my face under this mask. I'm smiling brightly. I feel incredible on court. Everything is great in my life. The people who are trying keep trying now. This statement has gone far past oblivious. Nece into defiance or you just read. Were his statements on court. After the final in paris he made the final losing to daniil medvedev he then impress followed up by saying there's always going to be people who are going to try to put you down when you are in top and it's up to me if i'm going to let that happen and i feel like i'm doing quite a good job of not letting that happen am still enjoying myself through this. There are a few chuckles as long as you still have a smile at the end of the day. I think that's the most important in life. This is quite frankly. If alexander zverev is guilty straight out of the weinstein playbook straight out of the playbook of so many men who have perpetrated domestic or sexual violence against women over the years and they can count on their status and their privilege of being a man and their privilege of being believed by default to prop them up. He's saying essentially all have to do is stay on top and i'll be fine because i am impregnable. Up here you can say whatever you want there but i am alexander zverev and as long as i am who i am i will be fine a dare. I say this is a trump response it is. I mean it's damn near sociopathic because it displays absolutely no sensitivity to the issue of domestic violence. It paints him as the main character in his story as anyone who is making allegations against him are simply haters who are trying to drag him down these very serious allegations from someone you were intimate with whom you were friends with from when you were tweens you purported to care a lot about and so if these allegations are false this is not the statement that you give no if the if i were accused of these things in his position especially if i were innocent i'd be making much more sensitive comments. I taking much more seriously. And also if i were in his position of having throngs of fans around the world a lot of them young woman. I'd be taking great care to let them know that. I take this issue very seriously but this this as it turns out is all about him. An incredible level of narcissism and. These statements are simply brush offs during that tournament. We saw a couple of really atrocious social media postings from tennis outlets it put them in a very weird position because normally there would be a barrage of social media posts for the players. Who are doing wellness tournaments. Sasha may the final and the paris masters. You're going to see tons of tweets and instagram posts about hyping. The final and you saw remarkably fewer or the day of the masters final. There was very really very little talk about it on twitter at the start of the tournament. It seemed like those who are in charge of the socials weren't really grasping what was going on or not really caring because there were still doing that stuff but after a couple of days we saw a lot less but they were wiling in those first. Few days after sasha's win over film that all in paris tennis channel tweeted how many players can say they've just secured their second straight win over roughing it at all. not many. But alex vera of certainly can after today's semifinal like a. Okay do you. Have you heard about what's going on here. Do you feel the need to promote this person at this. Very moment after his opening round match against katzman of which in paris tennis dot com tweeted amidst domestic abuse allegations and finding out. He will be a father very soon. At alex's verve is remaining calm and composed on the court the world number seven needed just fifty five minutes to dismiss kids monitor which expires masters now in that tweet. Their conflicting impending fatherhood and being accused of domestic violence as one in the same hardship as essentially rites of passage. That young men need to go through in order to grow up in a real boy and that is concretize by this little video segment on prime video. I believe they cover the tour in the uk. A little wrong table video thing where daniela hantuchova was there. Greg rusedski was there to his credit. He remained silent maybe not to his credit because he could have said something to like disrupt utter garbage that was on display. There was another gentleman. There i don't. I'm not familiar with him. But you know what they said. Hunter cova said quote given everything. That's happened in his personal life. He deserves even more credit to be able to play like this. And then the gentleman the unidentified gentlemen falls up by saying because perhaps he's being forced to grow up we often say out of adversity comes good things..
Nick Monroe on his passion for working the hardest
"Hello everyone welcome to another episode of the tennis. Dot com podcast. I'm one of your hosts nina pantic. I'll be joined by irena falconi as usual. Our special guest is doubles. Pro nick monroe. He's currently ranked inside. The top hundred in doubles has been as high as number two hundred fifty three in singles and number thirty doubles. He recently reached the quarterfinals of the french. Open with tommy paul. And he's probably one of the most motivated guys on tour. The bodies having a passion for the game in our interview with him he shares what keeps him going and it's really really impressive. He tells us what's been the hardest part of twenty twenty. What cova testing is like all. The different tournament bubbles that he's been a part of why he's been teaming up with singles players so much lately including frances tiafoe at the upcoming australian open and he shed some insight into what it's like working with his father from a very young age and even now after twenty years on the atp tour and he also tells us why austin is such a good home base for him. He's become one of the newest faces on tennis john alive and doing some commentary. We ask him all about that experience. Let's get into our interview with nick. Monroe all right nick. Monroe welcome to the podcast. How you doing great. Thanks for having me tell us where you are you back home with where we're in the world are you. Yes i'm in austin texas right now. discuss back a few days ago from europe so i spent almost two months over there. playing the french open alone and antwerp so few events over there and and so yeah just happy back home but i feel like it's been awhile since i've been back home but but it feels good to be able to play tennis again but now back home and enjoying that side of it. Are you shutting it down for the year you done. Yes shutting down for the year. I think there's only a couple more tournaments left on the calendar. Atp wise in a few challenges but we Were having to go to australia. Kinda mid december like december fifteen. Sixty something like that suspended down for the year and then and then gear up for heading over there was for you the hardest part of the shutdown and where did you spend not period. What ours far. The shutdown was just not having any idea. When we're gonna play again you know and just kind of trying to figure out schedules and you know. Should i practice this week or next week or you know what kind of preseason should i have leading into whatever. The events might be But i spent my entire time in austin. Texas home base Might you're at my wife. My dad lives here. My brothers use a lotta a lotta time And yeah i mean it was actually. A joke is is a longest time that i've spent in austin in ten years. I've been here ten years the longest you know few months. I was here back to back. Which norma down for a few weeks a month or something but you know to be here for two and a half months was fun you know. I got to see a different side of austin. I got see the hot side of austin. I never really been here. Got it in the beginning of summer. He's it's hot here. You know people are like yeah. Living for ten years. I was like i never. I never knew the side of austin so this is new yaser. Yeah this is normal. Wasn't normal for me so he asked the great. It's been great. I mean you just have to kind of just roll with the punches and take the positive out of family's not a bad thing. Yeah no hanging with family was great and again it was just. It was more decided. Like oh wait when training. Or what do i start doing you know and just not having an something to work for but but then once we on a new term coming back in a certain date that yeah we get back it knowing you though you probably never stopped working out yeah. I didn't really stop working in the gym. I love that side of it. I love this kind of trying. Stay as fit as i can be. Try to be the best athlete that i can be. Which winston can help on a tennis court whenever you start actually hitting balls so it shows where creepy where a lot of players that we talked to your base in florida and california. Tell me why austen what drew there. You know what i moved here. Ten years ago there was a coach. Grant doyle who worked the same query and ryanair said Back in a day so coach grant who i knew from a long time ago. So he was he was here and so ten years ago. I wanted to work with him. my best friend from college jeff boyd weights on his way to carolina was living here. So kinda worked out. I was like all right. I'll work with gran. If my buddy jeff and i'll just kind of dry i was doing and and yeah so it really worked out fell in love with the city You know and brain actually left after few years by the city stayed here ever since so and the next thing you know. My brother moved here about four years ago. My dad was here a couple of years ago and my mom lives in dallas. So everyone's kind of close by that's really cool. So who do you ain't with now. So now i mean my dad. So my dad coach we from years old So yeah so. I'm i'm working with 'em and and then A lot of beauty players are close by in downtown austin so ut is just the two minute drive away. So i hit with a lot of the guys there in an initial local as with. But it's very. I mean it's great training base. I work with land sutin. Who worked with. Andy roddick on the Business side of things so career so lance my fitness trainer. He works major league. Baseball guys will have a good team here. in just yeah i mean i just really enjoyed austin very laid back and It's a great spot to be.
A Conversation With Ramona Hood, CEO, FedEx Custom Critical
"We are very very excited to have ramona hood. Join us on skimmed from the couch. She is the ceo and president of fedex custom critical and she brings over twenty eight years of experience at fedex to her role. That's because as we'll get into ramona's started her career the company as a receptionist back in nineteen ninety one for mona. We are so excited to have you with us today. Welcomed skimmed from the couch. Thank you danielle. I'm really excited to be here today. Even if it is a virtual. I know it's it's so we've done know now. We've been at home since march many of the people listening and it's been incredible. How many people we've met in a pandemic without actually meeting them will joking the other day. We have a new chief product officer. And we're like we don't even know how tall you are. We've never met in person that that's funny. We have some similar experiences. I have two people that were added to my executive team after cova so we made hiring decisions virtually and we have been on boarding people virtually as well but we're adapting to the new way of working. Yeah i think everyone is is having to so. Let's start off with a basic question. Me ask everyone. Skim your resume for us. Gosh if i would start my resume with twenty eight years at fedex. I'd like to tell people. I grew up there. I also like to say. I started when i was five. And i've had a great career at fedex. Starting asked the receptionist. At the time it was roberts express and i moved from the receptionist roll into our safety and contractor relations department. I had an opportunity of really spending about five to seven years in that area and it was the place that i met my first mentor. The director of the department had asked what my career goals were in my aspirations and was the first time that i really put thought into what my interests were and it started with leadership. So i'll talk a little bit more about mentorship later. But i spent five to seven years. There then moved to the operation area. So that i can gain. Pnl experience and have accountability. for that. then. I moved into sales and marketing and also had an opportunity to lead a wholly-owned subsidiary from there i moved into a different fedex atp company we had acquired a company and there was a need for an officer to lead one of the business units and so i took that opportunity which gave me experience on working on post. Acquisition integration work with identifying synergies for the business as well as for the team members and then from there i moved back to fedex custom critical as an officer of operations strategy and planning and also managed our pricing strategy as well as our data and science group and from there i had an opportunity in the impact of two thousand nineteen. Our ceo and president was retiring and so i had an opportunity to be appointed to the ceo and president role in january and started Leading very methodically through the first ninety days and then covert nineteen hit and so that was the first crisis that i began to lead through in my first ninety days and then shortly after that the death of george floyd really brought a platform to talk through the racial injustice that we were seeing in the country and again leading the organisation through that difficult time so eight months into my new role. And i feel like. I've learned a lot and really thankful for the team. I have that has supported me throughout the timeframe. And i'm sure that's exactly what you thought the first eight months and specifically the first ninety days we're going to hold. What is something that people would be surprised to know about. You are something that we can't google or find on your lincoln. So i think if you know me. It's pretty clear what. I would how i would answer this question. But for people who don't know me and if you would google me you won't be able to find it. I am a big foodie. I've loved to eat. I come from a family where we use food as a way to socialize entertain. It is to manage our feelings whether they're happy sad or whatever the case may be so. I enjoy food. I enjoy eating as well as a little cooking. But for the most part it's the eating and sampling. New things that i enjoy.
What is Citric Acid, and Is It Safe?
"Of this week this week. We're talking about a food. Ingredient called citric acid off. Remember that in gradient labels citric acid. Yes yeah we see it all in a lot of different food products and people ask you know. Is this safe. You know in what is it. Actually where does it come from. That's a good question. Yeah so citric. Acid is found naturally in citrus fruit. So that's kind of how it gets. Its name and its the particular type of acid that we typically find in a lemons and limes and it's what gives them their tart sour taste. So you would think that okay cool you know that's from its. It's natural is from lemons and limes right But unfortunately that's usually not the type of citric acid. That's in your food products because it would take a lot of lemons and limes to be able to get enough citric acid to be used in the food processing industry so the in in and around The nineteen fifties. It was discovered that it could be made from a A black mold called aspergillus. Djilas niger in when you feed sugar to this mold it creates citric acid of black mold. Not your house exactly. Well you'd be surprised. How many molds are used in the you know to create ingredients they. I'm not sure if i wanted to probably don't wanna know but this is this is how it's made so it's it's actually a odorless colorless compound And up until the nineteen hundreds. We got it from lemon juice but then researchers found that they could make it from this black mold so that is the type that is used in all the food products basically a synthetic manufactured form of the citric acid. So so what are some of. I mean some of the properties of it it. It gives sign of that sour tasting You know flavor to certain things and it's also a preservative. Zoe think about a lemons and limes the citric acid and lemons and limes. You know how when you put If you have a cut open apple if you put some lemon juice on or if you have an avocado you squeeze on some lime juice and that helps protect it from browning right so it has a preservation property to it stops free radicals from you know oxygen stops oxidation so obviously the the symbol of of making it not making it but what it looks like as a molecule citric acid is citric acid citric. Acid right yes. The molecule is the same. Yes so whether it is found naturally in a lemon or whether it's produced through a chemical reaction by combining a black mold was sugar. The end product is this molecule citric acid. Yeah and so. There's a little bit of debate in the natural food world about whether citric acid is safe or not in foods and so. I just wanted to touch on that here. We one is the there haven't been any like actual clinical studies showing that there's any kind of negative impact from citric acid in terms of like negative impact on the body However because it's made from a mold there may be traces of mold in it in like you know and we have to think about well. How much of it is actually being used in the product and how much mold might you know. If there's a trace amounts of mold in that small quantity of citric acid. How much of that is going to actually ended up in the food and will it really have an impact. So they do. We do know that. Some people are super sensitive to molds may have a reaction to it so like if people have food allergies or sensitivities. That might be one of the things. They need to avoid So you know that would be something and if if you get a really good food sensitivity tests that might even show up on a food sensitivity tests citric acid so but i think for the for the general population. That's something that may not necessarily be a problem but of course now there's other considerations the the sugar that's used in this reaction with the mold home is usually from a gmo. Beat oh so now. We're introducing g. m. o. citric acid into a product right. So you know so if that's something also you're trying to avoid gmo's that that would be something to keep on your radar about reading an ingredient list. It's ten it's going to be a gmo Created unless it says. It isn't so you you. You're looking at a product if the product itself says it's a non gmo verified Product than it wouldn't be from that you know they'd be using if they're using citric acid in the product they might be using it from an organic source of sugar so there are different. You know within the food industry there's different levels of quality that you can get with these things so but citric acid in the body. I mean actually has benefits has some impressive benefits and functions so It it creates something called with a once. You consume it. It creates something citrate which is the first molecule that forms during the process in the body called the citric acid cycle. Which basically is the cycle that when know when you consume carbohydrates your body converts those into energy within your cells so that that molecule of glucose which is basically your sugar from your carbohydrates it goes through this whole cycle within your cells called the citric acid cycle and then it turns that sugar into atp energy for every single one of cells so he citric acid is involved that and we need it in our diet who
Talkin' with Dan Gryder About His AQP (Advanced Qualification Program)
"We don't have time to get into the entire program, but the confusion was. In in the last podcast or two podcast, I can't even remember but in a recent polls cast. I was asked by one of the people in this group setting that I do all the time what I think about a components of. which was minimum maneuvering speed and. Even. Before we get into the details on minimum new speed I can say you know after looking at the. Documents and talking to you a number of times I think ATP is a great idea and a great program and I don't see anything wrong with the program the issue that I have with it. If I have one at all I'm and it's the same thing I told you whatever it was two years ago when you had any the document is I just don't think it's entirely clear where. It fits into training and because you know a lot of my work focuses on basic training the basic fundamentals when I answered the question about minimum maneuvering speed I was really answering it from that perspective you know imagining that I'm talking to one of the CFI's about thirty five percent of my audiences other CFI's younger. CFI's sort of looked to. For Advice. So if maybe we could start just to hear from you when when do you see? Being introduced in a training program or where do you think it becomes valuable for pilots? Yeah great question and You know the document is labeled AF which has annual flight review, and if you look on aviation one or flight shops to document, it's clearly labeled af are probably could use a little bit of beating up in your points as well. Taken there. This is not really for beginners in new guys. The idea is after you get your pilot's. License to become a private pilot, what are the tools that you're gonNA need to stay alive after the field so far is annual Flight Review I. WanNa get away from the concept that every two years we go for a hamburger with our buddy and resigned that office via far I'd like to do at least annually maybe every six months and go through these maneuvers. And if you look on the I've got the ABC one. Document firmly page fourteen of that free pdf that they've got. Maybe you can focus on your side as well. The the items there, and there's a there's there's eighteen items and those are the items that we've taken from blood and bent metal from accidents. So the idea is that for sure what you brought up here is valid we're not we're not using this material to replace the ACS to teach people to fly with. This is the material we hand after they have their pilot certificate in their pocket and sit down on the table save now. How have these other guys been killed themselves in? What can you do to stay alive? What things could you practice on a volunteer basis to stay alive and there's a clear distinction there between those? Yeah Yeah and that's great and you straightaway I think it's fantastic to encourage people to come in more regularly than every two years. I mean when we see people in the industry doing things right right like when we see. The commercially aviation world reduced fatal accident rates there successfully it's wise I think to look at some of the stuff they're doing emulated, and as you know as an airline pilot, right, you go back into trading. Every six months for airline pilots. Yeah we do and the training that we get is no longer initial material. It's all a coupon material. It's all the maneuvers that we need to stay alive after flying the line. So there's there's the difference and that's what they did, and that's what So successfully years ago for the airline industry. So there's there's what we're doing in. My recommendation for people listening Jason Miller is an accomplished in the West. coast. Jason. Would you be opposed if somebody wanted to bring in answer and spend a full day with you at your location and go through the? Material would you be opposed to? Teach to teaching and going through these step by step showing them. No not I really wouldn't not at all and you know you mentioned that to me one time in a phone conversation offline and I think it's a great idea i. And hoping because we can't get into all of the The bits of. I'd like to look some of the key aspects I'd be happy to to include the some of the stuff in training or do complete hugh programs. Some of it I already do include but some of the really creative things. Even simple things like practicing aborted takeoffs right or. Practicing loss of thrust on takeoff. These erred in in my mind things that are often omitted intriguing and you know we have deadly results you know because of that so. Can Count like some of the specifics about a few key aspects at this point. Sure Yup. Okay. So you're you know you're often posting wherever I see you posting facebook or wherever it is about accidents that occur as a result loss of thrust on takeoff and I think this is a fascinating topic I really do because it's easy enough. You know what I do in training is little things like if my students ever take their hand off the throttle on the upwind boom I, pull it to idol on. There are other times where I will let you know then they guarded pretty good but there's other times literally bang their hand away and pull it to idol sometimes I'll pull it halfway out. So you had a partial power failure. But I think it's easy making any form of training that for my students to sort of know what I'm GonNa do get accustomed to the kind of tricks on pollen on them and they always react correctly. But the thing that bugs me about realize lots of thrust on takeoff accidents is icy. ICY experienced pirates and and why see often I think it's often it's mostly experienced pilots right. But you'll see guys with ten fifteen, thousand hours of flight time and lots of later playing time and all sorts of other stuff fall victim to these accidents. So it just. Goes it just keeps me up at night wondering what in the world is going on. That experience are making where we might think are rookie mistakes.
Longtime ATP Tour Insider Weller Evans
"Everyone John. With was were so streaming tennis podcast everyone twelve, our guest as we do Beller Evan any insider will recognize sellers name the consummate timoth insider he worked for the ATP Tour for many years his. Was Tour Manager for the most part, but he also was. A fixer, a pragmatists they council guidance counselor. One of the tour employees who work with the players week in week out was in the locker room and really knows that the mechanics of tennis mechanic of the tour better than anyone he also briefly served on the. Board, last year and part of this year. So this is a a wide ranging conversation with a crew tennis. Insider we talk a bit about tennis in twenty twenty the we talk about this more stories from. Welders career in also been about how to get into tennis There are roles into score even if. You do not hit a ball at a professional level and weller someone who spent his whole career in tennis and only a few of those as a player. So here's a wide ranging conversation with a true tennis insider. Here's Willer Evans first of all Weller Evans thank you for. Thank you for doing this I appreciate this. Model John It's It's a pleasure. I have to congratulate you in that You know it's to be quite Khuda get both Jerry. Seinfeld, and Weller Evans. As interviews within a month of one another. Low Bar just make a few jokes in Yiddish and everyone everyone goes home. Happy. No but we passed up no opportunity to talk tennis and I was saying in the Intro I feel like you are. You're the perfect person to help make some sense of these strange times because you are someone, it's always understood the mechanics and have the insider perspective. and. Our Voice of reason and I figured I wanNA hear a bit about your backstory in some sort of historic progressives. But but help us make sense of tennis in Twenty Twenty How How are you sensing? This is going and what's your take on sort of gray tennis in this work around year? Well I think we're fortunate to be playing tennis at all and to actually have had. Three of the four slams played. This year I think is a remarkable accomplishment. Don't you? Yep Absolutely. especially. Given the challenges of of tennis compared to other sports You know it's it's not it's not as simple as. You, you've got thirty teens in everyone's GonNa, lock themselves in a bubble together. To, two hundred and fifty six players from all over the world is is a big challenge. What do you make about the rest of it? I? Mean we have. Cologne one in Cologne to this week, which sounds like Competing. Hugo boss. Fragrance collection we have carry over points we have. To joke of, it's not playing Paris because he's disincentivize because of the point structure what's your take on? Tennis outside of outside of the three majors we were able to play. Well just. To sort of focus for a second on the ranking system. And and what we had to do and I apologize in advance for referring. To. The ATP as we but when you work for an Organization for twenty five years and you stay so closely connected to it it's inevitable that you end up referring to what they do as as we but. You know. The ranking system has to be addressed. Once we took such a long off from tournaments. and. You enter. That challenge you know with the premise that there's not going to be a perfect system. Heck. Probably, our current ranking system is not perfect. But realizing that there's probably not even an optimum way to accomplish all that needs to be accomplished. So is it? It really was a challenge for sure but You know I think the ATP's priority was always to. Try to continue to have a fair and accurate evaluation of. Player on court performance, which also has credibility with our fans and I think if you look at the rankings as they currently stand I, think the ADP has accomplished. You know accomplish that goal. With Roger. Not Be fit enough to play the world tour finals I would. Like to think that a a guy who's been really hot since we return to the court Andrei Rubel who actually was was. INFLA-. Go even before the suspension is going to make the world tour finals I'm sure there are people who? Are. Going ask. Why Medvedev? is going to be in there when he hasn't really. You. Duplicated. The success that he had last year an-and. CARNOT boost has. Left back into everybody's consciousness and. He may or may not make it to London. So I'm sure they'll be people who. You might question that but I think on the whole the ranking system and the rankings that we have currently even given the the cogut accommodations that were made. With with our fats.
Help! My website images keep disappearing
"This is frank. From Philadelphia I'm glad a friend suggested that I listened to your show last year. I recently started a blog about caring for elderly pets. I'm enjoying the process of writing posts and I can see the stats, but some people are already finding the site from Google searches. The next step is to develop a consulting offer or some kind of information product, but I have a weird problem. The images on some of my posts have disappeared. They look fine when I first published them. But now there's just a big empty box where the image should be i. have no idea what I did. How can I fix it? Thanks for Your Health Frank. What's up? Thank you so much for listening. Glad to know that the blog is starting well. With this one exception of this pesky problem. All right. So yes I think we might actually have a solution for you here despite the fact that I don't normally tech support you know as mentioned but probably what has happened you because I've had this problem myself and a lot of bloggers and anybody who's building a website for the first time I experienced this. Probably what has happened here is one of two things something has changed with where you are storing those images like where the images are actually hosted. Or with the link itself. So the link to those images that you put into wordpress or squarespace or. Whatever interface you're using There's always a place where you put your tax, and then if you want to put an image, you can upload it there, and then there's some code that says, here's the link on this page going look at this image, right? So. What you WANNA do is looking at interface whether it's wordpress or something else. See where the link is going to the image and then copy and paste it in another tab and your browser to see if the images are there. So from there. If you still don't see it at that link, it means something is wrong with that location where the image is supposed to be. Okay. So it's no longer there for whatever reason it's what you WanNa do is try re uploading the images and see if they work now. So whether it's wordpress or something else in whatever interface you use, there's usually a media library or similar where you can add images. So I would say first of all is Adam again and see if it works now. Now. What if it's the other way around what if you click that link or copy and paste that link and you do see the image but you just don't see it on your website it's that big empty box it means something wrong with link itself. Okay. So you might have the wrong formatting in the code that tells your website to show people those nice images. In fact, a common problem in wordpress still do this sometimes is I forget the ATP Colin Forward Slash. Ford slash the little syntax needs to go in front of the links. That's one of those things where if you just kind of browsing the web, you don't think about it a whole lot but once you start making a webpage need to make sure to include that. So it could be something else in which case you need somebody else's help. But I feel pretty confident that it's one of those two things.
"atp" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast
"I've done that occasionally in the past but for the most part tend to try to week-to-week but look We are not living in normal times. The coronavirus obviously is wreaking havoc across the world. It's up ending global markets in in whence once it became obvious that this virus was going to spread all over and is started to affect markets. And you had the the real fear right that it was going to be a lot more difficult when it came to large crowds right That's when it became apparent. I think that the sporting world in general not just tennis Obviously we're not just talking about Tennessee. I mean we are on this podcast but look every every sport in the world. is being affected by this. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Baseball basketball. It doesn't really matter. I mean every sport for the most part is really being affected because as I said the other day when the canceled Indian wealth I said it was the right decision inlet. I thought they were going to cancel Miami. Obviously anytime you get a large crowd together you increase the fact that you're going to transmit this virus onto somebody else and you can take a crowd of ten thousand people in maybe two or three people in the crowd that have Krona Virus. And it's going to spread in it's going to spread quickly in those people are going to take it back to wherever they're from whether it be some other place in the United States or other places across the world and then they're gonNA infect the people it's just you know we all know this right. This is how you know anytime. You have any kind of the flu in a kind of disease that can be spread. That's what you want to avoid and so I was not surprised when they announced the cancellation of Miami. Today I was surprised when they announced the the tour was going to be canceled for six weeks. And which is obviously a big deal that being said. I think it was the right decision. So deep the press release from ATP chairman a Andrea Gdanski Said and I quote. This is not a decision that we take lightly into represents a great loss for tournaments players and fans worldwide. However we believe that this is the responsible action needed at this time in order to protect the health and safety of our players staff in the wider tennis community and JEN in General Public Health. In the face of this global endemic the worldwide nature of our sport in the international travel required presents significant risks and challenges in today's circumstances as do the increasingly restrictive directives issued by local authorities. We continue to monitor this on a daily basis and we look forward to the tour resuming when the situation improves. In the meantime our thoughts which is our with all those that have been affected by the virus in quote and look. I was surprised that this was the action that they took I really believed that. They're going to wait another week. Or two to see how everything was faring with the current virus and then make a decision kind of more on a week-to-week basis. But the reason I think they ultimately did this was twofold one. It was proactive. Right you you make the decision you say. Look we're GONNA shut this thing down for six weeks and that keeps players from having to figure out okay. Are we going? We're not going constantly on the edge trying to determine whether or not they're going to be playing a tournament next week And it also allows fans to cancel flights. Cancel Hotels Way In advance. Meaning they'll get all if not some of their money back It that way you just you take the guessing game out of the situation and obviously the ultimate result in all of this is to keep the current. Oh virus from spreading By hosting these events and then causing more people to get it and then you know to spread it to others and to pass away and you know. I've read some comments online You know once this was announced jumped onto a couple of websites and I was looking at the comments. And there's some pretty terrible ones honestly I'm not going to repeat them necessarily but but we have to remember here. Is that at? The end of the day is much as I love tennis. I Love Tennis I Love Sports Obviously there's other sports that I I Follow in cover quite a bit. It's still a sport right. I mean at the end of the day it's not life it's life and death Some things are more important and people's health living you know that matters This is is important. It is as much as I love it. It doesn't come close to the value of human life That's why you know when they were talking about whether or not to allow the Australian Open to go on earlier this year. I cancel the thing. You can't guarantee that these fires are not going to the winds not going to blow the smoke in the direction if you have people with Breathing conditions Did they may be fine. Otherwise but if you get smoke involved People could you know people could die? They might not be able to breathe in. Then you know that happens and it's tragic and even one person dying is is not worth it. So this here is something. Obviously that is It's terrible The roadhouse World Health Organization has stated that they believe. It's going to get worse before it gets better In that I think was a major factor. In fact I know it was a major factor in their decision and they were in contact with them. They they know what the prognosis worldwide. At least a general picture seems to be and what the expectation is. And so you know you got to make the decision and I said you've got to be proactive. And that's exactly what I think the ATP in the IT F- Have stated What their goal is is to work together. Cancel these events and then hopefully in six weeks. Things are better than they currently are. So what does this mean when I say six weeks right? So basically there are no challenger events there are no events at all all Challenge events will be cancelled. Everything will be cancelled from now. Up through Barcelona and the Hungarian open and Budapest. So we're looking at the cancellation of Miami The Faez Sarah Firm and company. Us Men's Claycourt Championships in Houston the Grand Prix Hassan in March the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters the Barcelona Open as before in Hungarian. Open Budapest so all those are are cancelled and all of the challenger events as well that go on as well between between now and then also be cancelled so again it one one hand. It's terrible right. You don't WanNa see the tennis world bended Like this This a lot of people that go to these events to look forward to it every year people that have never been to some of these tournaments who are looking forward to it as well But again at the end of the day it's a sport rate in in the thing that matters most really is people's health and when you put that at risk or if you could possibly put that a risk by holding these tournaments you have to Cancel it you have to do. What's in the best interest of the fans that are coming to those events? And if you were to hold these events and then the end result is that you contribute to the spread of the virus and a possibility of your Tournament in the spread of the virus because of it contributing to deaths. That's something you don't want It doesn't first of all it doesn't it doesn't look good right that you've said We're GONNA hold the event and you know. Oh well you know that. That's pretty cold and nobody wants to see that happen. It doesn't look good from from pure standpoint. Isn't that good from our morality standpoint? You know it just it. Looks Terrible. Sounds terrible nobody wants that. I don't think anybody on the ATP In the IT F. One to see that happen in. WanNa see that their actions had contributed in some way to you know this virus infecting and possibly taking more lives. So you'd be practice you say when a cancer for six weeks and then we're going to see how it looks and then we'll go from there. Look in six weeks as they get towards. You know the end date to that cancellation. If it doesn't look like it's getting any better more events will be cancelled you know. Romo be cancelled Madrid will be cancelled. And then obviously you have the possibility that Roland Garros could be cancelled. And maybe Wimbledon to. We don't know at this point Yeah there's a good chance that in six weeks things will be looking much and maybe the tour can resume but this is just A. Hey would doing this now. And then we're going to see what it looks like in then we'll go from there You might see something like okay if if things aren't better if maybe it's stabilizing but it's still not looking like it's really getting to the point where we've gone Run to the point where it's it's worse it's been at it's worst Then you might see them say okay. We're canceling Rome and we're canceling Madrid. And then we're GonNa see what happens Obviously canceling a Grand Slam. Tournament is A huge deal Bigger obviously given the these are the four Grand Slams to see them. Cancelled would be terrible. It will be awful but again if the end of the day it's about doing what's best for people. It's not about the sports on some level it's about the world and the people that live in it and making sure that you know you're you're events are not contributing to the spread of the virus That's why I applaud the decision. This was the right. Move to make I'm glad that they did. It makes it easier for the players. Makes IT EASIER FOR THE FANS? There's no guessing game. There's new waiting and hoping and Nobody wants to have to make last second decisions when it comes to the travel plans and whether or not they should even do it because even if they honestly even if they didn't cancel you would see a. I think a majority of those stands would be empty because a lot of people would not go because of it so in a lot of ways. This was a good decision for number of reasons but also because then you took the decision for the for the people whether or not they wanted to attend kind of out of their hands and I think a lot of people simply wouldn't have attended they would have said I'm not going I don't want to get I. Don't WanNa get it I'M NOT GONNA go and on top of that. There could be a lot of people out there that might not be able to go because they have the virus and they know it in the they can't go anywhere anyway on on top of that. We also don't know whether or not you might see a lot of Closed BORDERS FOR COUNTRIES SIMILAR. To what he's doing right now Given the amount of cases that they have currently so again it's difficult decision it's complex there's a lot of things that factor into it obviously I'm sure there was a lot of discussion. I think there's been a lot of discussion over the last few weeks And again I think it's the right decision it's sad. I don't like to see the tour interrupted. I didn't WANNA see Indian Wells cancelled. I DIDN'T WANNA see Miami cancelled and I don't WanNa see all these events you know between now and the end of of Barcelona Budapest to be cancelled as well. But because I love Clay Court tennis I love watching it. It's my favourite part of the year. But this is what's being done and I think it's for the best. So that's all I want to just make my thoughts known It's the right decision. It's what should be done and I'm glad that they're doing it so If you'd like to send your feedback you can do so. Send it to.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Oh that's terrible when Venus made to slam finals a slam semifinal and the wgn championships final in that year was a top five player. Like that is that is wild. It's wild by any metric and so to think that three years later I should expect that or more of her again as James. Ingram would say I don't have the heart and I'm just here hoping that we have a few or a handful of cute moments. I know for Venus one of the things. That's highest on. Her list is making the Olympics. She's currently the ninth highest ranked American Women's player on that qualification list. I think Jennifer Brady just pastor. This is a dire situation for her to qualify in time. Yup And so for Me Acute Fiftieth title would be sufficient for me all right on the men's side anything on a wishlist. They would all work out their mental problems. Stop beating on their daddies your thing. They've got daddy issues indeed. Yeah so let's let's let Apostolos and Alexander senior leaving event unscathed physically and emotionally. You do that well. Way Deal with their daddy issues very well. No but really unselfish note. I would love to see all win another slam off clay. I would love to see one of these next. Gen guys take the next step and what well in order to be seen as really legitimate to snatch it for one of the goals so you want one of these guys to plan goat in the final and welcome yes of a grant. Stafford not rough but you know if it is so be it. Should this come to pass with Dominic team at the fringe? No excuse me. I'm just saying I'm not in the equation. I'm just saying should that come to pass. I want you all to remind Mr Rogers. That's not what I mean Mr Rogers in the neighborhood. He spoke this into existence. Not that though for me my ATP wishlist is four the men of the ATP encroach less on the space that women have in tennis and also for the men to act less of fools on the tour to ATP Cup was a poor start in that regard. And I hope that the rest of twenty twenty can be a course correction that they can all collectively look themselves in the mirror and make a change for once in their lives. That was a song. Venus reentering the top five is way more likely than that God is. That is true with that. Let's sign off. This has become a very long episode. We'll be with you in just a few days for Australian Open at it. Most of the stuff you say yes just fine but the Australian Open Draws GonNa come out in a mere days so you'll have a lot of bodies who have to deal with. We will be here. Please heed or instructions if you qualify for postcard. Give us your address. If you don't mind knowing where you live. We want to send that to you. The go fund me is still active. Would there there've been people who've reached out and told us that we're glad that you left it running after you hit the goal because I didn't have a chance to to donate if you're in that position as well. It's still open. We are still welcoming tuitions. We're just not advertising it on social media you can find it. It's still are pinned tweet on both of our personal Twitter's as well as the body served twitter. And if you I mean just google the body serving gofundme. You'll find it as well. Yes we are on spotify overcast apple podcasts. All the typical podcast apps you might use. Were on twitter at the body serve. I'm James I'm Elliot J Amar on twitter to els to tease. I'm Jonathan at tennis underscored. John One final note about the go fund me. We have shouts to give to everybody who donated to the go fund. Me and we will be doing that. Starting at the end of the the period once it closes so after this really open. We'll start shouting people out on the show with the caveat that if you donated privately we take that as a sign that you do not want your name to be known publicly. And that's fine. We just will not we just wanting to know that we will not be calling your name on the air that includes you. Coco Vandeweghe. Thanks for listening till next time. Thank you very much..
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"To say about her proved to me. You can do it at a major. That's it okay in Auckland in Auckland. You may have heard this. Is the tournament that we followed a lot last week? Right for obvious reasons. We've been talking about it from last year. When we learned that Serena Williams was returning to Auckland the sight of her twenty seventeen fiasco her wind swept meltdown against Madison Bengal during which she was very newly pregnant and didn't know she acted a damn fool in that Bruegel match. Everyone knows that right. I think Serena can even admit that now the fact that this term director managed to get her back to Auckland and she did all these press availabilities. She performed extremely well in this tournament in singles doubles. This is a lot of credit due to that gentleman. There's this weird thing. This weird dynamic that happens with fans of Serena Williams when it comes to w t events in one breath. They've told US historically that they don't matter that Serena can just show up and win at the slams and that's what matters she's only previously one one. Wti International Event in her career this was her seventy third WTA title her second WTI International Title. And while folks will diminish the importance of these wti vents. Because Serena doesn't have as many of them as other greats right she has the slams. The ones that are allegedly really important. We saw that. This was actually very important to Serena. It was since her comeback from having Olympia in twenty eighteen Serena had made five wti finals. They're all big events. Four of them being Grand Slam finals twice Wimbledon twice at the US Open in back to back years twenty eighteen thousand nine hundred and then as well the final of the Rogers Cup last year. Losing all five in straight-sets and so something was afoot with Serena in finals and she gets to the final in Auckland this last week and the start is not great against Jessica Gould and if you were sitting at home thinking well damn if Serena's GONNA lose another final two Jessica Gula than something really is amiss and you'd have been writing them for that but the thing is had she lost in the first round to somebody like I would have thought like. Oh well whatever but in a final you get this okay. She's made it to the final and this is the mental block and if you're following on twitter the army was stressing me out the first three games. Just everybody calm down. She got it together and she won quite easily. When you're favors. In a final of a professional sporting event. This is a happy occasion. I want to remindful right right. Don't take these for granted and listen this tournament clearly. Meant a lot to Serena so do not slag it do not slander Auckland. It seems like a lovely tournament and the people who are extremely happy to be there. It's impeccably run. It definitely the trophy ceremony is so alive so professional employee rich with New Zealand history. It's love it really was lovely. I'm so glad I watched the trophy presentation. Caroline wozniacki partnered with her bff Serena Williams made the final of doubles losing detailer Townsend in Asia. Muhammad Taylor Townsend. Who I think is primed to to really have a breakout year on this tour. She's been honest about her career. She dropped a bombshell on behind the racket that her mom had been stealing her income. Just buried in this long paragraph. I think Taylor has has really turned over. A new leaf. End is ready to like bust out. Big Time Serena and Caroline play doubles together and the get to the final and the entire time every single one of their matches their looks like they're playing an exhibition the entire time because they're having so much fun in that final Serena and wasn't accurate. Don't asset break the broken in the second set to go down a break and on the change over there kicking a storm. Day Are Serena is dying at something that Caroline says to her and good for them for having that experience. It's something that they clearly wanted to do together as friends and they were able to achieve it multiple times over throughout this. I'm happy for Carolina because the Australian is going to be her last tournament as a professional tennis player. This was her final tournament and she got to go deep in singles and doubles and play with her. Best Friend Serena. She made the semi finals in singles. Losing A third-set Bagel to Jessica Gula which is not what we would have foreseen but it happened. And then she came back the next day to play the final with Serena and wasn't able to to win that either but still a fun. Happy Week I would say for her questionable Serena before we move on what you take from this win in being able to extrapolate that further toward the upcoming season. I think I don't know like I don't want to get too deep industry and psyche here but there was clearly a mental block about finals. That she was having trouble overcoming. I think this will lift something in her mind. It will release a little bit of pressure I think for some of those finals fitness wasn't issue. I know people have said well. Fitness was not an issue in those finals all mental. I think there was a bit of both more so in twenty eighteen. She wasn't digging out of corners. She wasn't as quick as she had been previously. And that's not a criticism like I'm not saying that she should be. It's just a. She's thirty eight years old thirty seven at the time. You're saying no. She is fit as she is more fit than she was last year. And I also think winning this match is going to really really help her going forward but it's not a it's not a cure all you still have to get over that. Hump in a major which is very different and the other thing is that she lost those major finals. Too high quality opponents they weren't they weren't nobodies I will say that she got to that semifinal and she saw visions of the two thousand and four Wimbledon final across the courtyard on the other side of the net and she did not take her foot off of Amanda Anisimov his throat. While in that match. Sorry to Amanda but Serena there was a bit of not wanting to crown another young Blonde Woman. And if you want to repeat that fine. I get it. But then also not wanting to crown another American up and comer. She's already lost to Sonia. Kenan at the French Open Right. She's already lost bank undress. You Canadian but still North American starlet. If we want to borrow from the parlance of the eighties and nineties. No you know Serena has a lot of respect for Amanda. She spoke about her at length and press. She has empathy for what? Amanda has gone through over the past year. And so I don't think it's sinister but I think there is an element of you know. I'm tired of of helping these new stars come out like I don't want to be their big win. And I think this match was a reminder to folks that tennis is about matchups amandas game matches up well with what Serino wants to see on the Tennis Court. Amend game is great like that back end is the truth. But it's there's not a whole lot. That's going to hurt Serena. Because she seen it. Like power is not GonNa hurt Serena and when folks say well why she's struggling against Christina. Mchale again maybe Serena just doesn't like that look on the tennis court leisurely. It makes sense like there's this stuff isn't always logical or make sense. It just is able to through Georgia in straight-sets in the first round. She Beats Mikhail in three losing the first again to her. She Beats Zygmunt in the quarterfinals. Before blitzing seem over and then coming back from a slow start to beat PA- Gula in straight-sets in the final so I think coupled with all the time that she spent on the doubles court throughout that week we actually saw some pristine volleying. Some shockers pristine volleying by the of the tournament. This can only serve her well. Yeah I don't see anything. Detrimental to Serena boat this weekend. That can only be good because she has told us that she is coming for twenty twenty yet while the ATP Cup was going on. Doha was the only men's event that survived. And Look. Who won my sleeper fave Andrei Rube Love Ruby? Beat corinto mutate in the final. You're all on Ruby. Your Ruby style. I love him at this point. He won his third title. He's reached career-high number nineteen ranking Montana had a pretty incredible week beating tennis. Sanguine meals roundish Vernassa and Rinca in the semifinals. Ranch you may be surprised to hear the name. He was back in Doha. You've written here that he is kind of the forgotten man in Canadian Times right now and that's so true. It is what we will see. I think for the next two years is a rotation of the Canadian number one whether it be an actual ranking or in the tennis mind's eye yeah right now it's clearly then shop. By a country Mile Felix was not able to bring his best at all at the cup he seems to be regressing a little bit still very young not the end of the world and militias coming back from injury. Milosz could easily given good health. Put his hand up again and be the number one for a little while ago. Yeah I would like to take this opportunity while I don't if I can even get it out. This is this is difficult for me but a lot of folks actually donated to the go fund me with the expressed wish that their dollars could get a thirty four year. Old Frenchman off the blacklist. Yeah out of the Body Serve Hall of. Shame and back to me. Jonathan Newman speaking his name on this podcast. And I'm I'm willing wait me speak. I'm here to tell you that as it turns out I can be bought and I mean I suspected this about myself but it I know this and Joe Wilfred Songo. His Ban has been lifted. Oh my God you can still pronounce his name. I didn't even Friday. I can it? It turns out you. You learn things new about yourself every day. Welcome back Joe. We love you should them. Well that is a bit much. Let's take it in baby steps. I said because I give but then you said we. Yeah you're right you would have said we love you. If you knew how to say that's true we have waited so long to do our season opener that the Australian Open qualifying has started. We're struggling to keep up with news. These fires and the result and smoke in Australia and the major cities in Australia is wreaking havoc on the Australian Open. Which to be clear is is like the least consequential event that has happened because of these fires. People are literally dying. They're losing their homes. Wildlife is being destroyed in the millions. This is a disaster of EPIC PROPORTIONS. And unfortunately we don't know what kind of long-term effects this will have on people we could see respiratory diseases and cancers because of the smoke.
"atp" Discussed on The Body Serve
"Twitter provide us your home address and no matter where you are in the world we will send you a postcard. I WanNa say to that point. Some folks have said I reached out to a couple of folks already saying. Hey you know we want to send you this postcard. You're you're owed this postcard under like. Wow you know. It's I know those are a pain. You don't have to do it. Bubble BLAH REX looking forward to writing a lot of these. Yep so please do not think of this as like helping us by not claiming it. We want to do this. We want to express our gratitude. It's a it's a body. Serve Custom Postcard so you can put it on your fridge and you'll have the logo and all that stuff but if you don't want us to have your home address. I totally understand okay. Let's move on to the tennis. That has happened already this year. The ATP Cup has dominated the men's side of tennis starting in early January. They landed in Perth. Did their their whole Tourism Australia photo campaign The team Spain's diving through the water. The doll thirst trapping The whole thing was a bit odd considering there were catastrophic bushfires raging across the continent. I found it weird I I also understand the profit motive that it is important for the tournament to get tourist dollars in to represent Australia in in all of its diversity and all the things that has to offer. It was just a little weird totally. The whole event was a weird. The fact that you're having this grand team event so soon after we ended the previous men season with the Davis Cup the fact that the format of it is so similar to Davis Cup but also impossible to understand. Correct the fact that it went on for so long. This was the equivalent of a Miami or an Indian wells in terms of length of the tournament. Yes except during the tournament you basically have to fly from. La to New York. Flying Cross continent during the tournament is very strange and a huge disadvantage to teams. Who May Kit from Perth? Say to Sydney or Brisbane. You also have players not knowing what their workload will be to get to the finish line. You have the two top players. In this event Novak Djokovic and Rafael Doll playing through to the final. But at the start. They don't know just how much they will have to play. They don't know if they're going to have to play two matches per tie. By the end of it Djokovic had played what nine matches nine doubles intense matches to start the year. This wasn't just a happy. Go Lucky. Let's have a good old time Hotline Cup. If you saw that match against Dennis shop follow of both of those guys were read. They looked ragged. Their hair was sticking out. It was extremely humid and Dennis was not far away from winning that match. Obviously the thing is like when people are trying to defend these team events or saying well these top athletes. They really care look at them. They care like when there's points in money involved and players are playing for their country they always care. They Carrot Lever Cup. The Cara Davis Cup. Like that's that's not really a metric for me and also you have professional athletes in a professional setting. You should expect them to be professional about it. That's not surprised. Ray but my thing here is that the tournament asked a lot of these players in the first event of the year. It sure it sure did. Novak had already entered Adelaide because I think the impression I got is he wasn't sure what kind of preparation the ATP Cup would be. And he played all the way to the final. Serbia one Eighty Cup and he pulls out of Adelaide. I guess because he feels he got the necessary match-play before Australia. But there were a lot of question marks going in rite AIDS. It's really difficult to plan your Australian Open the first major of the year with this tournament. That is mysterious. And and you really don't know what the matches are going to be like so these players played a lot. If you went deep into the tournament you played a lot and at a high level the follow for Alex. Dnr is that he picks up. An injury has deployed Adelaide and now his Australian Open is in doubt. That's not good. Yeah there are a lot of times. They were playing late into the night like they did at the Davis Cup and I understand with the new event there are going to be hiccups their scheduling things that need to be worked out but in general yes. This attracted a lot of attention in the media but it didn't always translate to big audiences in person. I just think that the organizers overshot their shot the ATP did too much for this event. And I can't help but think that that was as a direct response to trying to compete with the Davis Cup and to show your worth in relation to the Davis Cup. And so you're going to have this event in three cities you're going to cancel the Huffman Cup as a result of it. You're going to relegate the woman's Brisbane vent to a second class event because of it you're GonNa have them play an outer courts for the first four days of the tournament because the men have the main show courts for ATP. It's just it's not a good look for tennis and I know the ATP couldn't care less about that. No that's that's not their concern. Their concern is promoting men's tennis. But it sucks. It sucks for the rest of us because I would say. Most tennis fans like both men's and women's Tennis. I disagree with that. I think there's a reason why women's tennis is treated like ship because there are a lot of folks who don't think that women's sport in general is worthwhile and I think that's sucks and I think that's what we see manifested in this okay because women in sport aren't given nearly the same consideration as doumen and we see that all the time with the logistics of tournaments with the press room availabilities which rooms the men get safe. Dominic team the woman having to wait for men to be done with stuff at joined events. This is just another iteration of that. Yes but the attendance for WTI has been was great. I'm saying that I don't know maybe I'm off base here. Maybe I'm in the twitter bubble. I think that most tennis fans watch both men's and women's tennis. I think that we are in a body. Serve bubble okay in that we interact with a lot of folks who interact with us and we are squarely a doubly positive enterprise. Sure other things going on a lot of people were annoyed by the points distribution at ATV Cup. And I've got to say that I am not one of those you're not know the WTO used to do this quality points thing where you would earn ranking points. Based on the quality of the player you beat and I actually think there are a lot of great arguments for that. They don't do it anymore. That's fine for the top players. I have no issue with that okay but for somebody ranked outside the top three hundred. That's not equitable right like you. If you're outside the top three hundred and you beat a top one hundred player. Should you not be entitled to more points? Yes but you're not getting the same number of points as somebody inside the top one hundred. Who beat somebody inside the top one round draft? They're making more points than if you as ranked three twenty five. Have the biggest win of your life that to me. That's wild. That's that's ridiculous like these players are there. There's a lot of talk as to. How arbitrary is that certain countries get to be there but when you're there you're there right and so if you're there. I don't know how many times are going to say there right now. But if you're there and you do the business and you win the points. This is a huge opportunity for you. Why shouldn't you be rewarded equally as somebody who has so much more privileged than you? Atp Tour right and Riley. Polka was maybe not the best of the vessel for that argument considering he has benefited from many money wildcards in his pass. Because he's American and he showed promise as a youngster but his point is not entirely off base that there is something inherently inequitable if you are a highly ranked player but you're not like the top two in your nation then you have Stephanos. Cc Pass who is a top player from Greece who kind of has to bring along this other Greek player who normally has no no opportunity to play against these top players right which is great for him like it's great experience for that guy his brother being one of them right but when so many ranking points are on the line and money is on the line? Is it entirely fair to exclude this whole group of people because they come from a tennis rich country and for a made up event? I keep coming back to that. It's a made up event for a lot of folks to make a lot of money. There's no I struggle with it. I struggle with the tour adding more JINGOISTIC NATIONALISTIC. Tennis tournaments to the calendar. We don't need it. Yeah and we did see some ugliness on the nationalist front. It's not A. It's not my favorite look in tennis. I don't think that we need more competitions. Where players play on behalf of their country. Think like we're good were saturated Carlos Bernard is took it upon himself to chastise the Serbian fans and Muhammed lay on. He took it a little bit further by actually speaking Serbian to the Serbian fans. Which that in my opinion that took it a little across the line because the Serbian fans are not the only ones out of pocket. They certainly were out of pocket. But it wasn't just them and you know to assume that Serbian. Australians are native Serbian speakers or that they're immigrants is kind of offensive. Okay you thought a lot about that one. I thought a lot about it but I am. I am also to be fair going to say that the atmosphere in the shop of Olive Jovovich match was terrible and the crowd was garbage period. I can't sit here. And parse through and say which crowd was worse than the other. I just know that this kind of event creates the conditions for this kind of Shit to happen. Yup which is what I don't like so I'm just GonNa I'm just GonNa sit here and not talk about that. Okay all right. That's probably the safest what I will talk about. Is How when you get all these men together. In one broadly situation they act a fool without fail every single time. Why why are they so mad? This is the case with everything in life and I want to be a little bit more specific and maybe discriminatory here. But I don't care you put a bunch of say. Put twelve straight men.
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