9 Burst results for "Augereau"

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:27 min | 6 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"I'm sure, but it smashed into the backdrop, probably about three inches lower than what would have been required to smack him in the chest. But every time the Dow would have turned around at that end of the court, his eyeball to eyeball with his uncle, whose coaching the other bloke. And Felix's the same. He's just a can not, I'd love to know why did that? A bigger deal in my mind that for Felix auger isin, because Rafael Nadal knew that his uncle Tony wanted him to win today. That's fine. It's fine that an uncle wanted his nephew to win and that that family family tie comes above any professional coaching relationship. That is fine. But to position yourself where your client can see your facial reactions and even if there aren't facial reactions. You can still be looking for them. You can still be sort of distracted by the prospect of them, is I found it extraordinary. And it got more extraordinary, but anyway, Matt, have your say. Well, now, I mean all I was going to say is I completely agree. I felt like turning it out with disappear for these two days and actually what happened and we'll get on to it now with the interview is he was more prominent than ever. He had real main character syndrome around this whole match. He put himself front and center literally in a way that I just didn't think he would at all. And it created a situation. Two days ago, when a doll was asked about it in press, basically his line was, I get it, but it's not the story, guys. That was his message. It's not the story that you think it is. It's all fine. Everybody knows the situation. And he's cool with it. But that was before uncle Tony sat front and center, it was before uncle Tony gave interviews both before and after the match explicitly saying, okay? Felix is my guy that pays me, but I'm supporting her effort today. I can't believe he said that. I can't believe it. These were not. These were not interviews that he was required to give. You know, this was him being doorstop, I think one of them was Nelson montfort. I think his name is he's a French French French TV. Personality, you can politely say, look, it's not appropriate for me to comment. He was not required or even cornered into doing these interviews. I gotta say, just from personal experience with turning a Dow. That element of it actually doesn't surprise me that much because I've interviewed him twice and both times I expected him to say no. One of them was in a rain delay between during his nephew's final Rafael Nadal against Novak Djokovic, the U.S. open in the final, I think it would have been 20 11, 2013. I can't exactly remember the year now. But I didn't even know turning to dial at that point. But I was sent off with my BBC Radio microphone to try to fill the gap during this reign today. This is pre roof. And I saw him saw turning the Dow in the play lounge. And I didn't know him, but I just thought I've got to try. I've got to try it. So I went up to him and I asked him to speak to me. And I really expected him to say no. And he said, okay. And he spoke to me and he was really open and really honest and really interesting and it was a great interview for me. It's fabulous, but I was just couldn't believe it really. I got this. And then we had another one at queens a few years later in 2015. When the Dallas in a trough, the Dow was totally short of confidence. We knew that just visually from watching his game and seeing his results. And I asked turn into now for an interview and he told me exactly the same and he was so candid about Nadal's problems at that time. And again, I just couldn't believe that he was letting me know all this stuff. To get out in an interview. So probably that element of it, I'm not that surprised by and look, it's great on one. It's lovely to have candor in journalism and for fans to know what's going on, but in this instance, to place yourself there, I just, I'd love to know why did that? Matt and I noticed that he was seemed curiously absent throughout the 5th set and then we saw a tweet from Mike Dixon of the daily mail, reporting that he left after set for and got in tournament transportation, which in itself is distracting. Isn't it? So his presence is distracting and then his lack of presence is distracted. I mean, he could not have made himself the story today. And look, we Matt and I went to Rafael Nadal's press conference afterwards because they're unmissable and Felix augereau was scheduled to come into press immediately after Nadal, but Nadal's press went on quite a long time, particularly the Spanish portion, and obviously auger was sort of being held up by that. And then midway through Nadal's press auger seem has moved to room two, so they were happening simultaneously. And there weren't many journalists in Australia seems press conference, and he was not asked. About the uncle Tony situation, which were either of them? No. And Nadal's English press was quite short, and I think, you know, given what had happened a couple of days ago, the feeling was, you know, he's just going to close it down. He seems the one to ask about it for me. And I just assumed that we would get the chance to ask him, and unfortunately that didn't transpire. Pretty sure he would have shut it down as well, but maybe. I would be surprised if that relationship survived this. Personally. Interesting. Yeah. He hadn't thought about that, but maybe I'd have thought I'd have thought it will, but it might not end straight away, but I think the fatal blow has been struck..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:05 min | 7 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Life lessons folks from stefanos sits at past. Cheers. And I think else notable from the men's draw that we'd like to pick out. Where are people like Felix auger aliasing augers? He is a potential fourth round opponent for Rafael Nadal. He opens against qualifier and there's an interesting little talking point in that top half in that we could have a match between Australia's team, coached by Tony Nadal, against Rafael Nadal, and we could also have a second round match between Novak Djokovic and Alex mold can coach by Marian weider now. That would have to be hard for Novak Djokovic. I mean, not hard enough for him to lose the match. I don't think. I don't know. How weird for him. Don't think I've seen more complain, but emotionally, yes. I agree. There was a moment in Madrid, wasn't there, which I'm not sure we had the opportunity to discuss where Nadal, I think it might have been his David Goffin and Felix. We're playing at the same time. I think it might have been when augereau seemed was beating. I'm going to say sinner. It was, yes, and turning it out had time to depart the Nadal GoFundMe, go and go and cheer her on Felix and get back in time from the dolls. Was that deciding set tiebreak win? Yeah. Missed out on the post match or postponed the post match auger seemed team talk in order to watch Nadal. Alex moll can, by the way, is into the semifinal in Lyon this week. Without dropping a set, he's beaten tsonga hatching of and courier. Well, that's a chance for us to have a look. This next couple of days and see what that is. And I wouldn't have thought Marion Vita would waste his time on somebody that he didn't see genuine potential. And I know he said he wanted to specifically wanted to coach someone from Slovakia, didn't he? I mean, you're right. He doesn't need to do this. He clearly wants to. I agree with you. You must see something in him. That half the draw generally I find interesting because we've talked about players that we expect to go deep and end up in the semifinals. But zverev could play Alejandro davidovich for kina in the third round. You could have Carlos sacras against Seb quarter in the third round. Beat him in Monte Carlo, didn't he? Yeah. So that's one of the years weird results. Yeah, and it was a weird match. It was pretty arrow strewn from our Cruz's point of view, called a play brilliantly that day, but yeah, there could be more bumps in the road, I suppose. I can't see it with our cars. I think that once he gets out at Roland Garros, I think we'll see the very best of him, personally. So do you think we're seeing Djokovic Nadal and we're also seeing alcaraz versus Djokovic slash Nadal. Well, just it's just all on the foot, isn't it from the down. If he's that one interesting thing with that injury, people have reminded me that he seems to struggle with it because I was saying, well, why is clay problematic? And it's almost, it does seem that there may be more of a problem when he has a layoff. For a while. He's talked about it. He talked about that in Australia that the pandemic was the best thing that's ever happened for his knees and the worst thing that's ever happened for his foot. It was the lockdown period of being unable to play, that caused it to worsen so significantly because he's had it his whole career, of course, but it suddenly become more acute. So I'm taking from that on to David that you are unprepared to make any Rafael Nadal basement. Having seen a foot is a get out. Just, I mean, look, I find it impossible to confidently say the way because it is all on the foot. There is, I don't think there's any opponent that's going to get in the way of him and the court of finals. But I was infused and encouraged by her jolly looked in the practice session that I saw, just clips of. And if anyone knows jolly, David, if anyone's jolly radar. I've seen Johnny in the mirror today. I don't know, I just think maybe there's having seen what I saw in Australia. I don't think anything can be ruled out with the down now. Oh, gosh. No, no. Totally on board with that take. Yeah. I'm not ruling anything out. But that changed my perception. I'm going to say that that match will happen. I think it will. I think some people will look at themselves round two as quite interesting. He starts against Jordan Thompson, it's then either current and mute, who we know to be fun or Stan Wawrinka. And I'm just going to get ahead of this and say, while rink and the doll is always basically a non event. They have played 22 times all but one have been straight sets. I barely remember any of this. And the one that wasn't straight sets was the Australian open final where which was compromised by the dials back. That's a rivalry. They've just been barely any good matches in that. In that head to head. It's bizarre. I can't remember because they remember them playing 5 times. Nadal matches in anticipation of them. Yeah, they can't ever remember us talking about one in retrospect. On board with that French Open final and I remember you, you've been persuaded by the final record that the rink went in with. But then it was 6 two 6 three 6 one. It wasn't a great take. It wasn't. No, but there was I understood the sense behind it because I remember sitting there listening to you and thinking kind of know what you mean. But same time match ups are everything. And Nadal is able to take his time away, so easily with the hooked forehand cross court because the big wind ups don't really work very well against Nadal and Nadal's just able to swipe, you know? I think we're going to get Nadal Djokovic. And I think we're going to get alcaraz probably Djokovic, but I absolutely share your after seeing what I saw in Australia. Anything is possible. Yeah. PS, he's a 13 time champion. I'd be surprised if it's not Djokovic or as ultimately in that semi. But it's just on your first question..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:19 min | 7 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Was it jibber? It was brilliant that day. But still, I would have expected it to be closer. But I think I would have to put hap in the submix just because she's yes. She's won the thing. And that might not be that many other people in the drawer that have won the thing. A TBC. Okay, well, that's your, that's you. Women's French Open preview to the preview. We will be we're all going to go to the draw on Thursday. And we'll be recording the show after the draw when we find out who's got a chance of reaching the final, who is the lucky chosen few that aren't in the same half of the draw as eager schwinn tech. Let's talk about the men's tournament in Rome, which was won by Novak Djokovic in emphatic fashion. If there were any question marks about his form about whether there was time for him to play himself into form to find his physical fitness, ahead of Roland Garros, his first Grand Slam in the season, those questions are answered. He, for me, after beating Stefano sits a pass in the final yesterday, 6 love 7 6 PS well done sits a pass for recovering from the shock of that first set and making it a match, but nonetheless, Djokovic is there and by there I mean exactly where he wants to be ahead of the French Open. Yeah, absolutely perfect week for Novak Djokovic in Rome, didn't lose a set, beat, I would say some of the sort of sub contenders for Roland Garros, you know, he didn't just coin another term that I can't properly define. But subs getting in a lot of years today, isn't it? Basically, he beat augereau seem rude and I think sits passes in the mix, but players there who, you know, he could meet in the quarterfinals or something at Roland Garros, who are good players and he beat them all having to play really well. And I think the augie allier scene match in particular was the one I will remember as where Djokovic found his best tennis. You know, if we're talking about Novak Djokovic winning Roland Garros in a couple of weeks time, I will look back at that match as the one where everything suddenly clicked for him. In particular the forehand, it was an absolute revelation how well he was hitting that shot. And you think back to Monte Carlo just a month ago and how physically spent he was after two sets with davidovich for kina. He's come such a long way in those four weeks. He's just progressed, week on week, Belgrade was better than Monte Carlo, Madrid, was better than Belgrade, and now Rome was the best of the lot. I now make know about the my pick for Ellen Garros. I've always I've always said Nadal just because of his record there and the history he's got there. And I respect that history so much, but obviously we'll talk about his foot and I think with such big uncertainty over Nadal, I then have to go to know about Djokovic with him looking like this, the defending champion, 5 sets, timing this run of form, the experience he's got, how hungry he will be to get back level in the Grand Slam race. It's all come together for him. And I think Rome was the absolutely perfect week. Given that then Matt, was it a mistake for our cries not to play Rome? No, not necessarily. I mean, he's got an injury, hasn't he? I genuinely do think he probably needed to rest that foot. I'm not convinced he would have pulled out of Rome, had he not had the injury. I think that is significant there for him in that in terms of that decision. You don't think he was following David law's advice. I love to think that he was. Power play. Interesting, very interesting match your friendship and pick David. Is your alcaraz conviction shaken at all? Pierce just while we sort of bringing Carlos Ankara's into the chat. I think alcaraz played Djokovic into form in Madrid last week. And that's a good shot. I think in a way what's happened in terms of the overall landscape is that Djokovic has replaced Nadal as the biggest threat to alcaraz is how I would look at it because I mean, again, we'll talk about Nadal, but it's hard to imagine him being a contender for the actual title if he's in any anything like that physical state. Djokovic, I think is undergone the most fascinating mental transformation in the last few weeks really because I think and this is only the itis. I haven't spoken to him. I've heard things he said, and here in things he said in looking in his eyes when he's been playing these matches, I think he played in Monte Carlo and Belgrade, self consciously. I think he was, I think he's been embarrassed by what happened in Australia. I think he was shaken by it, or without necessarily realizing it, I think he kind of said as much that he didn't really realize how much it had got to him, that whole thing of him being an outcast and being kicked out of the country. I think it was embarrassing for him. And even though he felt that he was in the riot, I think that that whole thing was probably a bit more. Damaging to his sort of confidence than he realized. And I think he I think he was rattled and then he came out into Madrid and he found himself as he went along, and he wasn't far away, was he against our crest. Let's be honest, he played well in that match. And then he found another level in Rome. And I think what we saw on Rome is a player who'd shaken off those shackles of self doubt and self consciousness and was just playing with a chip on his shoulder, which is the best Novak Djokovic. He was playing like a man who was going to show us all. Who's the man? Who's the boss? Who's the best player? Without any self doubt whatsoever. That's what I saw in his eyes, is come on, bring it on. All of you. Sits a pass, rude, auger seam, I wish I'll cross was here because I want to beat him too is what I saw in his eyes. And I saw that when he played Nadal in that semifinal at Roland Garros last year. He lost the first set, what was his 6th love that day? Or 6 one, something like that. And yet he still didn't feel that far behind, because he believed in himself that day. He didn't believe in himself when they played each other in the Roland Garros a year before..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:14 min | 10 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"He struggled against a vidovich for kina. But in the big matches he played at the Australian open against Chile and against Medvedev, of course, that was pretty much the best of Phoenix or Israeli seam. And then this week, again, struggled in the opening match, I think against giraffe. And then as the week went on, he just looked better and better. And he sort of turned big matches into what he's been good at this year. It's such a such a turnaround for him from what we've seen in his previous finals. And yeah, I really do think that final was an indication of what he can do. He could win matches easily. He's got that sort of game that can I think will allow him to dominate if he plays well because he's got a big serve. He can break ease of it because he's got an amazing return and he's got such firepower on the forehand and also on the backhand. He can be so smooth and easy for him, I think. It doesn't have to struggle. It matches when he puts it all together. And that's a great thing to have a thing because a top player and yeah, I mean, I'm like you. I'm very, very excited about what this season in particular brings and also just the future for Australia seam. And I think a lot of people are looking at Wimbledon already, you know, because there's a gap there in terms of next gen I've used that word. I'm sorry. Younger players who haven't had a breakthrough on grass yet. Was he has shown good form on grass in the past. So I think a lot of people will be looking at Wimbledon this season as a sort of immediate goal for him. That was Chris clary's take, wasn't it on Twitter? Look out for this guy, Wimbledon. You just remind me just to deviate briefly from Felix George and his brilliance. You've just reminded me with the mention of Igor Jurassic Matt, that you try to convince me that gerasimov was really good and somebody that I should pick in the predictions in Australia. These are the dastardly things David that Matt tried to do. In Australia, he said, I was going through the drawer trying to pick a prediction for the next day and I said, you know, reeled off the name Jurassic. Oh, I think he's quite good. Anyway, turned out he had confused him. With a vascular completely with an innocent mix up. I think also lost in the first round. Anyway. Never get me doing that sort of thing. I mean, we know that Stefano sits a pass, doesn't like the Felix auxiliary match up, does he? I mean, he's turned it around a bit of late, but early on in his career he thought Felix or generally seen was the most unplayable, unbeatable man in the whole entire world. Remember those quotes after he lost him at Queen saying, I just have to accept that I'm never going to beat this guy. I'm going to donate 10,000 charity. And I do beat him or something. Yes. Yeah. But I don't think that much changed, you know. That's the interesting thing. I think yes, it's the past got better and found something, but I think that angelia seemed played poorly in the matches that they had subsequently. I think that this is the grown-up version of that incredible talent that we saw back then. But I think matchup wise, the problem still remains. How does sit about hurt, auger seen? Because to the eye test, there's a lot of Novak Djokovic and Daniel Medvedev to the way augereau seemed looks. He looks to use your word impenetrable, but from a different sense Catherine as though the game is impenetrable. How do you hurt him? The thing that was left out in Matt's analysis of everything that he does so well is his movement. He's everywhere, and he's can move with that sort of forward facing slide like Djokovic does on both sides. Makes him such a difficult man to play. Annie, he wasn't missing. He just all week long. I found his semifinal against Andrei Rublev fascinating, because watch that very closely, I kind of feel Rublev is the top 5 version of the Roberta battista ago or Andres sepi type test you have to pass. Rublev has got the top ten version of that, I guess it would be really wouldn't it. Is he ever been top 5? Don't know whether he is. But to my mind, if you're good enough, you find a way past Rublev because Rublev kind of has a Top Gear and there's not a turbo boost to it. And I actually thought Rublev played really, really well against him for two sets. He clawed his way back from four sets down and won the first set and I thought, what a massive test this is for auger seem to have had those chances at 5 6 love 40 on Rublev serve and not win the set. But he didn't flicker, he didn't sit down with a slump, he just got up again and went back to his business and Rublev were battling it out and eventually he just broke him down. And I thought Rublev served in difficult moments and hit slightly unusual type of grand strokes for him when under the gun when he was really back against the wall. Some of the best stuff I've ever seen him do. And yet he didn't win that second set. And the moment that he lost his serve in that second set robles, the match was over. Rublev has a short fuse that frightens me when he loses his serve in that situation. He smashed the ball into the backdrop and caused it to malfunction, you know, he kind of left a little glitch in the electronic board at the back, and the look in his face, the rage, I find really frightening to see somebody lose it to that degree. He's lost control and then the third set, I think it was 6 one and about 20 minutes. And Australia seems just something is clicked. I think it's been a gradual process. He's worked incredibly hard and diligently with his support team and everybody around him. But something is now clicked. He knows how to win matches and sustain his level, and yes he sometimes has little rashes where he misses the forehand still and goes..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:43 min | 11 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Locker room, but he was quite reflective actually. He said, look, of course, there are things I would go back and change, but when asked, they think it was by Willie weinbaum of ESPN, if there was one that actually knew it wasn't French, was in search via research via the Belgian journalist in French that asked him if there was one regret that you have from the match. What would it be? And I expected him to deflect that question because an awful lot of quite specific processing about the match, which I thought maybe he hadn't had chance to do that. And he gave a brilliant answer he said, look, it's not the match point, because I've took the record out of my hand on the match point. He just served a bomb. He did what champions do from match point down. He just prayed three sublime points sort of the foundation of which were his serve, which he found just when he needed it. But Felix was there really seems that his regret was the start of the 5th set was losing serve at the start of the fisa and actually squandering was it one break pointy head on the method I've served in the very first game of the first set Medvedev rules back from two sets to love down. He goes off court at the end of the fourth set, which is an interesting move. I mean, I think he just had to because his kit was so soaked through. I think his second or third kitchen, the match, he was a sweaty hot mess. But it was an interesting thing to do given how much the momentum was in his favor. And actually, it was all gerarde seemed that had regrouped. Well, Medvedev was off court and he came out firing and he had chances to seize back the momentum and that is the regret and I think he's right for that to be the regret actually. Yeah, I think so. I mean, Medvedev did take the record out of his hand on the match point. So it's difficult to regret that. I never felt like Felix auger seems started playing the wrong way or started doing the wrong thing. You know, I think it's an easy comparison to make, but to compare it to his fellow Canadian yesterday who also lost in 5 sets. I thought there were times where Shapovalov just got it wrong. Whereas I don't think Felix did, I think he just didn't quite execute when he when he could have done when he should have done when he needed to perhaps a small moment and the start of the 5th set was one of those. And Medvedev getting that break so early, did slightly for me take the tension away from the 5th set. I always felt when he had that brake like he was going to win it like he was going to close it out. Obviously, Felix got very close to breaking back right at the end. And there was some real drama there at the end, but just once said that I've got a head. It was always going to be very, very difficult for us earlier seem, I think. But just as you say, it feels like this is his first real big moment on the big stage. I mean, I know he's beaten sphere of Wimbledon. That was a very, very good win. But you know it was very von grass. That isn't the same as Medvedev in the quarterfinals of the Australian open on a hardcore. This was a level up and he played really, really well today. And Hannah departed us on WhatsApp with a question of whether he has changed his tennis DNA or confirmed his his DNA. And really thinking about this when I went to walk to the tram only to find out that we were too late for the tram. And we ended up having to get official transport home, but I was sort of ruminating on this question and I sort of came out with a bit of a get out clause if DNA has two strands. Oh God. Then I think he I think he don't like this. I think he changed one strand and that was the level. Like I didn't think he had that level to go toe to toe with Medvedev. But we also saw the strand that has, I think, cost him in finals. When it gets tight when it gets tense, does he necessarily find his game? That was the thing he said was different about Medvedev when it matters he played his best tennis. And Felix D I think that's great analysis mat, podcasts were the analysis, good stuff, but it's not an answer to how this question. I think it is. You said the answer is both. I genuinely think it is. But I don't think DNA is about tennis level, is it? Why not? I think DNA is about who you are. Well, part of who Felix is has got to be having the level to because if you don't have the level, then you then. Let's hand this hospital pass over to the man that casually tells people they should change their DNA like it's nothing. David confirmed or changed his DNA tonight, Felix augereau seem. I think we're in the process of it being changed because I don't think that that result was down to him. I think it was wrestled from him in the end by somebody who is a stone cold killer of a champion and who when he's backward against the wall when he was cornered, he came out swinging. He came out fighting, he tried to not Felix his block off, frankly, and that's what I love about Medvedev. He just goes for it. He doesn't think twice, he doesn't consider the consequences. That's why he was frankly offering Stefano sits about for a fight when they had that row a few years ago. He doesn't worry about the consequences once he's in that situation. It's scary. He frightens me a bit, but as a champion with his back against the wall, that's what happened here. Is he wrestled it off as you seem. And maybe, maybe Oceania seemed will end up not having that in him to be able to withstand that in the next ten years. We don't know for that for sure, but I think he showed enough tonight. He stayed with him long enough for me to think that he will get that last couple of percent in the future. Every great champion has lost the match like this. Like totally and I mean, he said it as well, didn't it? Something you sort of just have to go through, I think. And he was very impressive. Speaking after the match, didn't he? He did an analysis. But was also thoughtful I thought and obviously gutted, but he did very well indeed, actually, and I'm still, I still have concerns over the closing. I do, I think that record in finals is a problem. I think there was a hint of that tonight that whatever it is that causes him to freeze a little bit in the big moments, but overall, I think it's progress. I think it's DNA progress. I definitely don't think he confirmed his DNA. I think he shifted. A little bit. Actually, tonight. Just on the finals thing, I think his big goal now should be to use the next 5 months until the French Open to find a tournament to win. Just find anyone, play any two things. And that's pulling the pressure on, isn't it? That's massively, you know, if the issue is the pressure and the tension, I think it might happen, you know, when he's least expecting it, although you are not the one that will ever be. I mean, I think you should play play. Are you saying David? He should go and play Newport Rhode Island. No, because that's too long. Yeah. He's defined or something respect to all all tournaments on the ATP calendar. We love them all. What tournament might you advise Felix or Jeremiah seem to enter? Matt. Okay. Is there anything before Indian Wells? Is there any American hardcore? Does that India most challenger?.

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:10 min | 11 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"You know, and they planned for severe. That was clear just in the eye test of watching Dennis Shapovalov today. That wasn't just Dennis going out there and being Dennis. That was prepared for the opponent. And stuck in there, beat him comfortably, really in straight sets. He could have beaten him even more comfortably. He was just a better player than him, hands down today. And I think Dennis referenced it in the interview with you the other day, Catherine that one of the reasons he's gone for Jamie Delgado is because of all the time he spent with Andy Murray. Now even though a lot of that has been incredibly frustrating years of rehab and not being able to get out on the court, he will have seen Jamie Delgado. What Andy Murray does to get himself ready for tournaments. I mean Jesus Christ. How has he got himself even back out on the core Andy Murray? Over the last few years, Jamie will have seen all this. And I think it's a great sign that Shapovalov sees that as something he wants to tap into himself. This could be the start of something. Really good. There it is. All aboard the night train. I'm a bold drip. The start of something. I got so many tweets and emails in the last 24 hours. Particularly from Canadian tennis watch, just saying, why are you so on Felix and Dennis chapel of case? And I said, did you listen to the end of last night's podcast? And all of them said, oh no, I haven't got that fire. 'cause that was the bit where I actually said, you know, maybe maybe they're starting to do something here and even. But I think perhaps you know, we really want them to do something. We like both we love to watch them and that's why you know we end up talking about them a lot and just willing them on and their full feeling disappointed when they don't deliver on what we think they're capable of. We really wish them well. We like them. We like them on the course. It is, it's fair. You know, we can't hold back just because we had to say what we think. Also what we think is we hope good things for them. But have they under delivered the last two years? Yes, their bloody well have. So good luck to them now because this feels like something and I include Felix in that as well. I think he's showing something this year, not there yet. I think this is more impressive, frankly from Shapovalov, what he's just done. But maybe maybe augereau seem is the next one. Cap of Adolf said on the court he thought he played smart tennis and my opinion on that was while watching him, I thought he was still hitting big, but not going for the lines. He was hitting hard to big areas of the court. Big targets. And exactly as you say, David, he's still got such pace on his shots that doesn't need to hit the line. As long as he's still hitting a big ball, he is going to knock even someone like Alexander zverev back and he's going to be able to take charge of rallies and I thought he did that really, really well today. And yeah, for zverev, it's pretty. Is it pretty unprecedented? Harry manages to make best of three and best of 5, just look like completely different sports or like just his results are completely different. He is really good on the tour. I mean, no question about it. He has had some great wins over best of three sets, and one big titles. But all these stats about his about his record at slams. I can't know he reached the U.S. open final and he's genuinely made progress at the slams a little bit, but he's not had to do it by beating really top players. And it's almost like to me he's had a bit too much success playing in a way which isn't conducive to beating top players and winning big titles. You know, we've always joked about his in the past how he used to go 5 sets. He used to win those matches. So it wasn't like the style wasn't working. He was still getting through. And then when he comes up against the top players, it's like he sort of thinks, oh, well, I'll do that still, because that's been working. And it doesn't. He gets exposed quite frankly when he plays someone who's at the top of their game, like Shapovalov was today. It's interesting isn't it because it's not a fitness thing. I think the fitness fitness is that it's not that element of best of 5 set tennis that's the issue it's all the other implications thereof. It's a really interesting one. I do think there's an assumption in him that he's going to win, really. And if he plays his tennis, it will be enough. And the thing is if somebody stands up to it, I don't know whether he's gotten he's got anywhere to go. And that's what happened today. I mean, the other thing Jamie pointed out to me was stats on his ground stroke speed for shampoo, fourth fasted four handy reckons and third fastest back at, and this, you know, this is publicly available information, but it's just that is a great thing to know that you've got in your repertoire is that pace of shot. But it's how you use it. If you're trying to hit blind in winners every single time, as Matt said, it's just not necessary. I'm sure, because if you look at the best players in the world, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, three of the best of all of certainly of the last 20 years anyway, they're not hitting necessarily the most winners in any given tennis match. And yet they win in the most matches. So, you know, I mean, Danny Valverde, when he was working with them. Wins a win..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

06:43 min | 11 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Practice this earlier folks. I don't think I did. We probably should have practiced it early, shouldn't we? It's not dynamic radio. Anyway, he said that by the straight sets but it was in the heat of the day. He said, even for me, at the end, it was a bit hot. He was glad that that got done in three sets, put it that way. And I also had a bit of a gems life chat with him in that press conference. And that's me doing a little tease for the newsletter. Yeah, that exchange will be top notch newsletter content for subscribers and it's free to subscribe so why wouldn't you? Matt's just on Google Translate trying to decrease pay for us. It's our love word restaurant market. We did word rough tight. I think would be a good translation. There we go. So the more feast dream remains alive, he plays a Serbian in the fourth round. It's Misha, catch manovich. And I said to him, you know, you've lost to Djokovic so many damn times in big matches. Does it feel different if not being in the drawer and he wasn't being drawn on that? He sort of said wearily. I've lost to everyone in big matches. You know, no individual makes any particular difference, but it's a massive opportunity for Gael Monfils massive. So that I think other than the match that is going to go on until tomorrow's podcast records. Because for three juice in the fourth set and they've been playing for four hours and 28 minutes of mannarino incorrect. Other than that much, I think that's it for your day 5 Australian open. It has been a day. We've loved it. It's been brilliant. We can't wait for day 6. What is on the schedule for day 6? There are a few sort of obvious picks, I think there's Dan Evans and Felix O'Reilly has seen that have been scheduled for not before 5 p.m. out on out on the John Kane arena, which I've persuaded to actually go to tomorrow David. He's prepared to journey to the John Cain arena. Do you know the film kind of is no longer as far away? I don't know how they've done it, David. But the renovations they've made to the ground have brought the John Kane arena closer and convinced because we sort of went to it on the way out today. We had to get a taxi home because I only had one shoe by the end of the end of the day. It was that kind of day. Managed to break them sitting down. Just on the John canarina, for those of us that have never been, what it like it's a funny one because it does get great atmospheres, but I feel like it should. Yeah, it is the crowd of further from the court it feels than on any other arena because it's not a strictly tennis stadium. It's a multi purpose stadium that's used for concerts, I think, largely obviously pre COVID times. I think during the Commonwealth Games, it was the swimming venue. The John Kane Reynolds wasn't named after whoever John Caine is at the time. I always feel like John Cain is the. The public know the alter ego name for a superhero. Right, yes. Right. Do you know what I mean? Yeah, anyway. Isn't he? I think he's in politician. Former Victorian is a local politician. Daniel Andrews arena. One day. One day. It doesn't. It doesn't look promising for great atmos. Definitely not. But. Whether by design or just sort of, I don't know. It's developed this reputation as the place to go for the holy burly atmos, and that's I think that's kind of become so fulfilling that the people that want those kind of vibes go there and are attracted there, which is which is great because I think it could otherwise be a bit hollow and soulless because there is that physical distance between the crowd and the players, but players seem to bore a certain type of player really enjoys playing there. It's your, it's your offbeat. It's hipster. It's where the hipsters want to play. The grand pass people turn up and it's all in. And that's going to be there tomorrow. So extra hips to vibes. Why are you going to tell Dan ever? Well he's just not as far away. And it's not as far away as it once was. Okay. Somehow. Taos and Collins on rod laver arena can nepi against the Aussie World Cup muddy English. Then Benoit, peregrine Stefano past the night session is Pablo andujar against Alex domino and sonic estate against Anastasia pavlyuchenkova. Second court Zidane Sheik against corne von Drescher's sabalenka, the bookies have von Dre rover is the favorite in that against the number two seed. Then vandalism against daniil Medvedev night session is frantic Kazakh keener and Robert Medvedev, Halep's out on John Kane, as well as Evans and augereau theme. And David, I'm going to whiz down to court number three because not before 4 p.m. is where and when you will find Maxine Crecy against Chris O'Connell. What time I've got to sit down and I discovered what Chris O'Connell looked like this afternoon and it was not what I was expecting. What we were expecting and what did you find? I was expecting I had a generic Australian man in my mind. It was a sort of amalgam of Sam groth and Jordan Thompson..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

05:49 min | 11 months ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"But I also feel pretty strongly that it's going to have helped a lot. And I think, in particular, the fact that he was the one who had to win it. Dennis Shapovalov probably played the best Tennessee played since Wimbledon last year, set Canada up with a win over Colonia buster in the first singles in the final. And then it was down to Felix rosalia's seam against the metronome. Roberto Bautista agree, you have to play well to beat him. If he played the way he's played in previous finals, he was going to get thumped. And he played brilliantly. You know, I think Batista could actually force him to be consistent. And then that sort of weight meant that he took over the rallies and he had too much for about teacher. It was a really nice balance to his game. I think Batista was tired. He'd pay a really long match against her catch in the semifinals. But still, I think it's significant that Phoenix was around the scene, got the winning feeling, and he was the one to do it. I think that sets him up. There's still a still needs to go out there and do it himself. You know, this doesn't mean that he goes on to win titles, but we have seen it in a much larger schedule. We've seen it with Novak Djokovic. What winning the Davis Cup did for him. Now it's different because I think that was a real target. That was a sort of season long objective for Djokovic, which he finally achieved and just meant so much to him. I don't think Phoenix was really a seam has been targeting the ATP cup for the last 6 months or 9 months. It just sort of happened to fall now. And this was his chance, and he grabbed it. But I'm fascinated by what it could potentially do to him because there were some moments where it revealed what we thought we knew about Australia. He was close against Medvedev, and then he just got taken apart. And got thrashed by Medvedev. I think we saw he's still quite far off, the absolute top. But he also beats Vera, and he also got a win against Bautista ragu when he needed to. So definite, definite progress for Felix, I think, but definitely not the first title. Did you did you learn anything important, David this week from the ATP cup? Are we going to make any sweeping predictions? On the basis of things that we've seen at the ATP cup. Well, we, I mean, you. I'm more convinced that Dan on whether is the favorite for the Australian open. Based on what I saw. He just looked, I know he lost the match against Hugo and bear at the start. But that match he played against him. He was just awesome. Matches I saw throughout the week in fact. He just he just looks so in the zone. And I was impressed with those years against vero. He sort of rally tolerance of dealing with a guy's big hitting and relentless as that and he matched him and he beat him in the end, but he still misses shots that I can't quite understand. Why is it gone wrong there? And why has it gone wrong? And in that way, I still don't quite understand why augereau seems game occasionally breaks down. But definitely big strides taken over the last week, but the biggest one for me has to be Medvedev. I know that Russia didn't win this thing, but he really feels like the favorite to me. And I know there's the unknown over Djokovic. I do think there's a chance to Djokovic comes out and me against the world attitude and is awesome that if it ends up being out of play, but I also think that there's every chance as you reference map that he might get shocked by the reaction in the stadium and it might upset him because he's not hearing all that descent from the people that he's probably exposed to at the moment. That might be unsettling. It's also quite possible. And this is good for the sport, I think, that we have a situation I read just in pure tennis terms, Medvedev is a match for Djokovic. Even at his best, even at his most defiant, even if this situation plays positively for Djokovic and brings out all those qualities which have won him so many of his slams. Medvedev might just be too good at tennis for him on the day if they do end up meeting he is that good now. It does feel like Djokovic is having to change his game to beat him now, which he certainly did in Paris. Yes. When they played, that was very interesting. Yeah. We've got a few more days before we have to make predictions. Who knows who have been expelled from the country by the time we have to actually predict he'll win the thing. Yeah, look, that's what's happened in tennis this week. It's been it's been quite a week. But as you both point out, a brilliant week on the court, a really cracking uplifting well set up start to the Tennessee season. So let's briefly focus on that. And the fact that the tennis podcast is going to be in Melbourne for the Australian open Matt and I are traveling on Wednesday, Visa permitting, we think it's all in order we've checked double checked triple checked. We went for a fit to fly PCR tests today and we're going to be there. It's going to be great. I hope, and that is thanks to Friends of the tennis podcast. Your support and your becoming friends of the show has made this possible. And I can't thank you enough for that..

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"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:00 min | 1 year ago

"augereau" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"So what's going to happen in a continent? This will be out of date by about ten p.m. tonight folks. So be careful. So let's get in there quickly. I'm going to talk really fast. And so it cultivates going to win. There you go. I think so too. She's irresistible at the moment cultivate. Yeah, full House for cultivate. In the night session? Yes, I think so. Yeah. Although quite cheek of a beat muguruza, the U.S. opened, didn't she? That was quite a controversial match, actually, wasn't it with muguruza? There was a wasn't there a finger wag? I think among other things. There was a handshake moment, wasn't there when she said something like very unprofessional or something like that? So her face, yeah. And poor old critique of it was wiped out, wasn't she by whatever she was feeling in physically. They all I had forgotten about that. How excellent. Okay, great. I'm going to go for a mega ruther win as well, yeah, I think. Meet, I mean, I've predicted to win the tournament, so you need to win sharp. You can't do my back on it now. The other so Saturdays singles matches will be as we said, but dosa against Zachary and Schwarzenegger against Azarenka. Winning the whole thing. Have you now? Me too, actually. Do you feel any different now after seeing that? Was that made you waver? Possibly, but then I would fall back on my sort of general feelings about both players and that us has just shown us she can win a really big tournament. I think Zachary's sort of still got that to prove a little bit. You know, we've seen Zachary look amazing. You know, in the U.S. open, for example, she got to the semis playing brilliantly, then didn't perform so well against radical. So I still need to see it to believe it a bit with Zachary, but gosh, it was impressive. I was already thinking of excuses, but also as 40 honestly. What were they? Tennis going to that now? Yeah, I was starting to think what if possibly. You just said the wrong name. Like I did when I said Petra martic is going to be. I was going into that kind of me against me recriminations of why do I always pick the players just won the tournament to win the next one? Why do I do that? Anyway, and then she started to get on a roll and I was like, oh, I could see why I went for the best right. Schwann tech against sabalenka, I think she wanted to get on the board there. I think sablin could be in for a shocker this tournament. She was not best pleased with what happened. She went into suddenly moody teenager mode at the end of her press conference. I completely understand it, but she just didn't want to engage at all. Very firm. Yeah. Well anyway, yeah, I she's not feeling. She's not feeling me neither her dominion or her tennis is filling me with confidence. At the moment. So anyway, those are the matches you've got coming up in the next couple of days. We'll just take you through what's happened. Elsewhere because there's been a lot of tennis happening this week, folks in Stockholm, they've had really strong field, some great tennis, actually, most notably Andy Murray probably beating, beating Yannick sinner in two straight sets. Biggest win again for him since his whatever number come back. This is sort of a real continuation of the win over her catch, which was obviously his first top ten win since this recent run of form he was unable to back it up. He lost Tommy Paul yesterday in three sets in what turned out to be a sort of classic Andy Murray struggle. Overall, the positive, you'd have to say, but equally, you know, he's given that quote, has an E saying, I'm not going to be losing in second and third rounds for long and in order to do that, you need to be backing up the big wins. So yes, it's stepped forward, of course, beating Yannick sinner, big deal. Unquestionably. But he'll be unsatisfied. I think dissatisfied. He probably leaves in a similar place to how he's left a lot of these tournaments. Yeah, this progress made, but he's frustrated. I think this is the end of his season now, isn't it? He said he's not going to play the Davis Cup finals. And I almost tweeted something really snarky, actually, but I decided not to just, you know, taking stock of marries career at the moment and you know, you get some people who say we talk too much about marry these days because, you know, he is losing in the second and third round of these tournaments. But this is one of the most remarkable stories in tennis at the moment, what Mary is doing. And the fact he's out there at all, the fact he's beating top ten players. I find that fascinating. You know, what it says about him as a person as well that he is trying to do this. And the level of his tennis is really high. And if he can maintain fitness, and that is a big if, because, you know, it does feel like we don't know what the next thing you're around the corner is with him, having had so many problems in these last few years, but I really think the outlook is way more positive for married than it was a year ago, even a few months ago. You know, even at Wimbledon, he's playing so much better than he was. And I'm just sort of awe of what he's done and I'm looking forward to watching him next season. Now I end up feeling about it. Agreed. Looking forward to seeing the product of an Esteban care real off season. That could be very interesting. Indeed, the semifinal line up in Stockholm is Tommy Paul against Francis TFO and Dennis Shapovalov against Felix augereau seem. So to inter country face offs, imagine the tournament would be pretty happy with that last fall line up. In the next gen finals, this semi lineup is set. It is Sebastian cauda against Brandon nakashima and Matt Sebastian Baez. Sebastian bias against Carlos alcaraz. So it is a good tournament for Sebastian's. That's my takeaway. Anything else to add? I do think it looks a bit dowdy indoors, doesn't it compared to the Guadalajara scenes, but the crowd is fantastic. You know, the atmosphere they've got there is really good. I haven't really had a chance to properly process what I think of the rule changes other than the fact that I like the fact that they just crack on with it immediately when they get out there, which is, you know, the main one. Any other thoughts? That's an event that I'm really happy exists and it definitely has made me pay more attention to these young players. I think over the last few years, I feel like I've got to know them a bit better with this whole next gen branding, I suppose, and I think it's good that the trial rule changes absolutely. It's an event I'm going to watch highlights of rather than full matches personally. I'm not a big fan of first of all, games and a set. But you know, a sort of quite like the other route changes that they're trialing. I saw alcaraz by the most astonishing rally against nakashima, this defense turned into this great reflex at the net. And I think he's won all his matches so far..

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