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Teenage surfer killed by shark off Australian coast

The Armor Men's Health Hour

00:40 sec | 23 hrs ago

Teenage surfer killed by shark off Australian coast

"Fatal shark attack in a week in Australia and at least the fifth so far this year. Ah, 15 year old boy mauled by a shark Saturday while surfing at Willie Beach near Grafton. Some 300 70 miles north of Sydney. This speech, Gore saw the aftermath. I talked to one of the surface on DH. Basically, he said, that he was in the water and really be great White shark came up and took a But the boy pronounced dead at the scene, Australian officials saying On average, three people die from shark attacks each year. A 20 year old scuba diver, was killed the previous week by a shark off the coast of Queensland state. All

Willie Beach Grafton Gore Sydney Queensland Australia
Two New Movies Exploring Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter Relationships Reviewed

All Things Considered

04:03 min | 2 d ago

Two New Movies Exploring Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter Relationships Reviewed

"New movies, a French drama, tea and an Australian thriller Center on fraud. Mother daughter granddaughter relationships in the French film the truth, The characters can't agree on where the truth lies. Our critic Bob Mondello says that puts the film way ahead of Thehunt horror movie characters in relic. Kay and her college age daughter are on a rescue mission in relic to grandmother's house. They go after a call alerts them that no one's seen her in a few days. Mom K, played by Emily Mortimer is concerned that grand might be slipping mentally, the House suggests as much post it note reminders everywhere. Serious clutter mold on walls, a bowl of rotting fruit. A police search turns up nothing. And then, With what? Never posted night. Take them to my house. I could decorate it. However, I want mothers and daughters struggling to help one another. As memories fade and then inescapable. Fate looms ever larger. In the drama T the truth. The tensions are far lighter, if no less heartfelt when a screenwriter played by Juliette Binoche arrives with family to visit her mother Ibn, one of France's most celebrated movie stars. Cancel it. Yes, even though there is a prison just behind Fabian, The celebrated movie star who lives in this castle is played by Katherine Dinner, arguably France's most celebrated movie star. And the film delights in playing with that, casting the nerves reputation as an imperious, slightly distant film icon recycled for the part of Ben OSHA's Imperia, slightly distant mother, who has written a memoir titled La Very Tae. The Truth. You know, Sh, armed with copious notes, bristles that much of what Fabian has written. Never happened. Not wanted me, Aviva. Thanks. You're using post its marvels Fabian before protesting. I'm an actress. I won't tell the naked truth As it happened. She rarely even tells the fully clothed truth, But that's where they're fun lies. Director Hirokazu Kore Hiedeh, working for the first time in a language other than his native Japanese plays with all manner of truths in love every day from Fabian explaining to the grand daughter who needs her to be a witch. Yes, she does have magical powers. I heat logic to this ground Damn of French cinema getting stage fright on a sci fi film set. Then conjuring and acted truth. That's kind of breathtaking. You're invited to conflate the character of Fabian with dinner of herself, and it's clear that the star whose middle name is Fabian, Let's note is having fun blurring those lines. Korea has even provided a plot point that centers on the signature dress black with white collar and cuffs. The din of war in Belle de jour 53 years ago, all in the service of a story in the truth about family and filmmaking, mothers and daughters memory and the comforting fictions. We think we remember I'm

Fabian Bob Mondello France Juliette Binoche Fraud KAY Belle De Jour Thehunt Emily Mortimer Hirokazu Kore Hiedeh Ben Osha Katherine Dinner Mom K Korea Aviva Director
Many more likely sought jobless aid as virus surges back

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 d ago

Many more likely sought jobless aid as virus surges back

"As president hi so the more what Mike government's he than is pushes the one trump Rossi national latest point has school long a security three reporting report districts insisted million shows law Joe in Americans Hong the to jobless Biden World bring Mexico Kong students has is Cup claims left applied set will styled pay to Australia back propose remain for for unemployment this the to historically southern fall a result seven to border benefits president some hundred tough high wall sports billion trump last matches is complex also week dollar of but it payment saying complaining the buy labor the American did department surging Orlando about not some guidelines reports campaign covert Hong seem is Kong not to more nineteen be residents than a his focus one own cases point accounted now public I'm three when happy presumptive in for he million health some with hosted the parts game new officials democratic restrictions workers winning Mexico's of the country have or filed offered 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Mike Government Rossi President Trump
Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 d ago

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

"As president hi so the what Mike government's he is pushes the trump Rossi national latest has school long a security reporting report districts insisted shows law Joe in Hong the to jobless Biden World bring Mexico Kong students has is Cup claims left set will styled pay to Australia back propose remain for this the to historically southern fall a result seven to border president some hundred tough high wall sports billion trump matches is complex also dollar of but it payment saying complaining the buy labor American did department Orlando about not some guidelines reports campaign Hong seem is Kong not to more be residents than a his focus one own point accounted now public I'm three when happy presumptive for he million health with hosted the game new officials democratic restrictions workers winning Mexico's have or filed offered presidential even in leader their hometown first for better at time nominee a the C. claims White can stay Joe House free Biden for yesterday with unemployment opening an extended is at set Orlando to benefits propose visa on the the campaign president in last Australia Miami a week seven trail says the while hundred and CDC's newly we're going to billion have Australian reopened Major the wall League dollar guidelines Soccer prime businesses buy minister drink American her are Scott when have impractical accent I Morrison got campaign to been pay re for also the hiring wall it's made to candidate and boost a been major some four too U. announcement trump workers S. expensive months manufacturing insisted about and Australia's claims recreating the Mexico president and have extradition topped technology said that today would one we treaty just million don't it's last with want the the China plan first the for guidance sixteen year Biden of stride fifty is expected to straight something dis to be to taken that weeks announce too tough Sicherheit if today steps you're a the vice leader to before calls suspend that president out the for will pandemic exact a pay our four says out extradition hundred more the the record than CDC billion one high million for agreement dollar weekly will in four the now unemployment PM may prize issue fourth year announced money increasing applications new a range they guidance are of visas government was black but that next fewer Mexico will players be purchasing extended week than to is seven the from field a not new of two US hundred set to for paying five based thousand of years for an tools goods eight the in ongoing and office minute services aimed and a pulse the forty at persistently construction keeping six with plus seconds kids the permanent high an additional I want levels safe American to residency sign three of in up layoffs taxpayers classrooms hundred to visas protest billion are occurring racial are dollars at as injustice the same critics a in in spike new time their research public view it in the the virus was events new president's security a and yesterday development cases threatening legislation very in poignant U. neither to has S. hold in forced technology Hong leader back moment Kong federal even as six a concerts further states mention everybody funding deterioration to is reverse when the by if wall schools but black also moves of lives do freedoms asked repeal to not matter re if open re they in in response did open Republican in private to last those backed New America year's York trump six massive tax governor spokeswoman protests you breaks Andrew Arizona could hear Kaylee calling Cuomo for US a McEntee for California pin greater says corporations drop democracy re had because opening Colorado little there that in more were move no police is jobs to thing a Florida state add accountability and overseas call that Michigan discussion you not and guys the Texas plan did to the president's not will I'm come be know the up Karen centerpiece in when make really Thomas we I was up will in one open the of took room Biden's the third center schools Sager economic stage of the here US make platform for ani economy info if Washington on for it his is his return fall safe campaign fifteen aren't going to other open the states Mike schools in Rossio have Florida suspended Sager Washington mag their re ani openings Washington Ben Thomas Washington

Mike Government President Trump
Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 d ago

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

"As president hi so what Mike he is pushes the trump Rossi national has school long a security reporting districts insisted law Joe in Hong the to Biden World bring Mexico Kong students has is Cup left set will styled pay to Australia back propose for this the to southern fall a result seven to border president some hundred tough wall sports billion trump matches is complex also dollar of but it payment saying complaining buy American did Orlando about not some guidelines campaign Hong seem is Kong not to be residents a his focus own accounted now public I'm when happy presumptive for he health with hosted the game new officials democratic restrictions winning Mexico's have or offered presidential even in leader their hometown for better at nominee a the C. White can stay Joe House free Biden yesterday with opening an extended is at set Orlando to propose visa on the the campaign president in Australia Miami a seven trail says the hundred and CDC's we're going to billion have Australian Major the wall League dollar guidelines Soccer prime buy minister drink American her are Scott when impractical accent I Morrison got campaign to pay for also the wall it's made to candidate and boost a been major four too U. announcement trump S. expensive months manufacturing insisted about and Australia's recreating the Mexico president and extradition technology said that today would we treaty just don't it's last with want the the China plan first the guidance year Biden of stride fifty is expected to something dis to be to taken that announce too tough Sicherheit if today steps you're a the vice leader to calls suspend that president out for will exact a pay our four says out extradition hundred more the than CDC billion one million agreement dollar will in four the now PM may prize issue fourth year announced money increasing new a range they guidance are of visas government black but that next Mexico will players be purchasing extended week to is the from field a not new of two US set to for paying five based of years for an tools goods eight the in ongoing and office minute services aimed and a pulse forty at construction keeping six with plus seconds kids the permanent an additional I want safe American to residency sign three in up taxpayers classrooms hundred to visas protest billion racial are dollars at injustice the same critics in in new time their research public view it the the was events new president's security a and yesterday development threatening legislation very in poignant U. neither to S. hold in technology Hong leader back moment Kong federal even as a concerts further mention everybody funding deterioration is when the by if wall schools but black also of lives do freedoms asked repeal not matter if re they in in response did open Republican in private to last backed New America year's York trump massive tax governor spokeswoman protests you breaks Andrew could hear Kaylee calling Cuomo for US a McEntee for pin greater says corporations drop democracy re had because opening little there that in more were move no police is jobs to thing a state add accountability and overseas call that discussion you not guys the plan did to the president's not will I'm come be know the up Karen centerpiece in when really Thomas we I was will in open the of took room Biden's the center schools Sager economic stage here make platform for ani info if Washington on for it his is his return fall safe campaign aren't going to open the Mike schools in Rossio Florida Sager Washington mag ani Washington

Mike President Trump
Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 3 d ago

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

"So what is the national security law in Hong Kong has left Australia to result to some tough matches of it saying some Hong Kong residents now I'm happy with the new restrictions in their hometown can stay with an extended visa in Australia Australian prime minister Scott Morrison also made a major announcement about Australia's extradition treaty with China stride to dis taken steps to suspend our extradition agreement the PM announced a range of visas that will be extended from two to five years in office a pulse with the permanent residency visas critics view the new security legislation in Hong Kong as a further deterioration of freedoms in response to last year's massive protests calling for greater democracy in more police accountability I'm Karen Thomas

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Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica

Between The Lines

28:17 min | 3 d ago

Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica

"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.

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Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

BBC World Service

00:46 sec | 5 d ago

Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

"Residents off the Australian city of Melbourne are returning to lock down for six weeks because of a spike in covert 19 cases stay at home restrictions will start on Wednesday, The state premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, said the number of infections left the authorities with no choice. These are unsustainably high numbers off New Kaiser's. It is simply impossible with kites rights at this level toe have enough contact rising staff. In order to continue to suppress and containing this virus without taking significant steps. If we were to file to type those steps, then we won't be a couple of 100 cases per day. It will be many more than that, and it will quickly spiral well and truly out off control. New

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Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 6 d ago

Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge

"Australian authorities a closing the border between the country's two largest states as Milborne records two deaths and its highest ever daily increase in infections the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria is due to be shot late Tuesday with a senior official saying the situation well below is unprecedented with the pandemic in a new phase the overwhelming majority of new infections detected that in recent weeks come from a community transmission elsewhere in Australia the vast majority who tested positive when fifty overseas would be affected by a return to traveler the Victorian government has locked down thirty six of the most violence prone mobile in the suburbs last week into the weekend I did another full I'm Charles de Ledesma

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F1 Drivers all wear "End Racism" T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:18 sec | 6 d ago

F1 Drivers all wear "End Racism" T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel

"Season opener of all Terry bought us when the Australian Grand Prix wearing a black T shirt that read end racism, which was also emblazoned across the start finish line. All but six drivers knelt before the race in front of the finish line, most of them wearing black lives matter and end racism. T shirts. Robert

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Formula One drivers wear 'End Racism' shirts and take a knee before season opener

WTOP 24 Hour News

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Formula One drivers wear 'End Racism' shirts and take a knee before season opener

"Season opener, voluntary Botas won the The Australian Grand Prix, wearing a black T shirt that read and racism, which was also emblazoned across the start finish line. All but six drivers knelt before the race in front of the finish line, most of them wearing black lives matter and end racism T shirts. In the

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Tom Hanks hopes to return to Australia to film Elvis Presley biopic

WCBS Programming

00:35 sec | Last week

Tom Hanks hopes to return to Australia to film Elvis Presley biopic

"Up. Tom Hanks wants to return to Australia by the end of this year to continue filming his Elvis Presley biopic. Hank said the production team is tentatively looking to making this movie in October. But that date still up in the air hangs in his wife, Rita Wilson, You will remember had Cove in 19 back in March, they fully recovered. And came home. The production may have to go on without Hanks, though Australian officials currently say their borders will be closed toe overseas arrivals for the remainder of the year. The

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Young Great White Sharks Eat Off the Sea Floor: Study

60-Second Science

02:05 min | Last week

Young Great White Sharks Eat Off the Sea Floor: Study

"Of a Dorsal fin cutting through the surface is iconic. But scientists studying the stomach contents of young great white sharks off the coast of Australia. We're in for a surprise. When they learned that the predators seemed to spend a lot of time, patrolling the sea floor. They have predominantly fish based diet, which is not unexpected for juvenile watch shocks, the most important price basing we have been fibers Australian Salmon University of Sydney Graduate Student Richard Grainger. He and his team sorted through the stomach contents of more than fifty juvenile white sharks that died after being entangled. Entangled in shark exclusion, nets meant to protect swimmers. The expected finding was just the diversity and importance of bottom dwelling species, things like stock cases which their selves in the Santa Quite strange, looking fish and flathead, but also seeing rights, people actually did not have a good idea of the particulars of great white shark diets as Grainger points out the sharks enjoy protections throughout the world, so most researchers estimated their diets through the chemical markers that they can ethically access by taking small skin samples. These measurements indicate at what level of the food chain the predators feeding, but not the actual critters that make up their meals. That's quite a lot of evidence that lots of different animals, so even cannibals noble have proposed self select different prey foods based on a particular balance of nutrients. Grainger hopes that by further understanding. WHAT JUVENILE WHITE SHARKS TO EAT! He can begin to piece together. How and why they make? Make their predatory choices. The study was published in the Journal Frontiers in Marine Science on the sanding and predicting when shocks might be more abundant in certain areas would be an end goal, avoiding or mitigating human shark conflicts means understanding the sharks nutritional goals, and if researchers can anticipate, where, and when sharks are likely to spend their time hunting, they can better protect humans from getting bid and sharks from getting killed.

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Photographing Fine Art Nudes, with Cam Atree

This Week in Photo

06:21 min | Last week

Photographing Fine Art Nudes, with Cam Atree

"People. It's welcome to another episode. I'm here with Cam at tree. He's in Australian based photographer. Who is kind of talented? He's very talented and knows his way around shooting both shooting nude women and boudoir that whole genre, as well as the business side everything, so we're gonNA. Take this interview food standpoint of. Hey Tell me how I do this. If I want to get into it and tell me, what if I WANNA shoot? What are the different tips and techniques? You can throw at me and some of the pitfalls that I might want to avoid cam welcome to the show man how you doing. The great thanks for having me along on the shots. Really pleasure to be here. Yeah, no, it's the pleasure is all mine I'm. Impressed and humbled by your work it is. Fantastic. To notes, not no a link to it in the description for the youtube video and in the blog post for this episode, so people can see for themselves what you're doing over. There but no very good stuff man. With these kind of interviews when you and I literally just met a few months ago, so I want to start with kind of an introductory. Introduction, so tell me how who is chemistry. How did how did YOU COME TO BE? Be The photographer. Today! What was that trajectory? I guess it was kind of. Ingrowing to me as I was growing up, my father was a cane, amateur photographer, and mostly he was interested in landscape and wildlife and nature, and that's how I started, and I studied photography after left school because it was anything I was really interesting. And For quite a while, I was pursuing the wildlife route I did a trip to and toxic air and Africa and places like that and. But after a while realized it was really difficult to kind of make, make money out of wildlife photography less your. And I had the backing behind you to be up travel. Nine months of the year kind of thing so. I didn't have that so eventually. I started shooting Patriot people. Generally on a pretty shy guy by nature, so took me a little while to get used to sort of photographing people. Actually started by accident. One of the local models just getting started contacted me randomly and speed. Portfolio shoot with Aaron. Literally had about three people photos on my website. At the time. This would have been back in the early two thousands around two, thousand, three, thousand four. and. I saw I fell in love with it pretty much. Try to why you know. I love the interaction working with her, and eventually started shooting some of her friends and then eventually. Should sorry get rid of? All, these other APPS. No you're, you're fine. You're screamers is perfectly finalists. I can't cook. So yeah I started shooting some of her friends and. Then eventually around her at two thousand four, I think to identify of I, did my very first art nature. One of the goals asked me to shoot some nude, severe and then. Then I started working with some. Traveling professional new models from around Australia and always hoped can. Soften shooting out nudes, nasty around two thousand and five. I love that I. Love I. Can you know with that you're you're. Obviously an expert at what you do, and you live and breathe this every day. They're like we talked about before we started interviewing. There's a stigma that's associated with photographing nudes so. I wanted to dive in and hopefully demystify or least shed some light on it. And I'll put a fine point on it, so there's there's. Boudoir in no, no particular order or hierarchy, but people people look at glamour photography. They look at boudoir photography. They look at Fine Art, news and then far away from this stuff is the porn stuff which is yet for that purpose right so sharp demystify that world for people that that see it all as one thing. Yeah I think a lot of people just aren't exposed to the whole breadth. You know they get exposed to pornography mainly because it so freely available on the Internet. And for a lot of people, that is the only reason to look at a Nike woman. Or Man in some situations So a lot of people with that. Kind of an art of talk background. Really exposed to the artistic side of it. And, that's something that I would love to see become a little bit mainstream, and that sort of realize that the human body is is nothing to be ashamed often, and we all have one and you know we. Appreciate everybody's. Body equally and. But it's a difficult thing especially when you're dealing with. Different People's upbringings whether it be religious aspect or just some sort of. Morality in in their lives as they grow going up. And a lot of it obviously counts stems from the parents, and what sort of things they instill in growing up that. My parents I wouldn't say they were. Extremely Liberal. and My mother My father. He Pasta idea about eleven years ago now but. He was. Extremely proud of. What I've become as a photographer. and My mother is proud as well but. She's see limits has exposure to my work. Would agree. She appreciates I love, and it's my passion, and and also my career, but. She. She Looks at some of the images but. She keeps it down to a degree so. I can understand you know. Not Everybody is totally comfortable with, but I think. If they understood the differences. It would make. Difference in how everyone accepts it, we'll put A.

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Resonate Recordings launches a podcast host

podnews

02:53 min | Last week

Resonate Recordings launches a podcast host

"We start with an exclusive resonate recordings has launched its own hosting platform resonate being the editing mixing and mastering platforms. Hosting Service Means Simpler workflows. The company says with analytics, a podcast, micro sites and to imbedded players. Costing is proving to be recession proof. According to the CEO of. Fatima's add who's writing for pod news today. Looking at how podcasts fared during the pandemic, a why she believes that podcasting is resilient and offers great opportunities to come twenty five percent of Latinos in the US a monthly podcast listeners according to the Latino podcast listener report from Edison Research Tinos also spend more time listening to audio Katina USA. NPR REX have announced a new partnership. The Latino USA podcast will join pr ex from October the first. NPR has announced this late for the second half of two thousand and twenty, including three new shows and a change for invisibility. Fair. APP has had an update the popular podcast APP now includes Apple Watch support a relax and sleep collection of shows and full support for ipad cast box is now correctly sending a user agent with its RSS feed scraper. After we reported bargain, the user agent is in our show notes and our newsletter today reporting user agents that pass, RSS Feeds. Helped to gain more accurate analytics. Motorcycles launched an updated version of their podcast tools, director, including articles and resources. The pivot podcast is hosting a series of virtual events called schooled in August. The shows will include live interviews and the opportunity for you to ask questions in real time nominees third annual audio theatre central Seneca awards have been announced. The winners will be announced on July. The twenty fourth and audio description has come to Australian public service television, allowing people with visual impairments to join TV programs and movies like this from frozen reindeer jams the. Place and penstock like a proud puppy. One him with his stick. Then goes to sneeze. He grabs his nose with both hands. His head shoots frozen coming this winter and our focus on those when those audio described shows be great as podcasts. Polk News Pablo. Torre will be the new host of the ESPN daily podcast from Aug launched today. Missing all murdered looks at Katie O'Shea who vanished in a small country town in Queensland in Australia in two thousand five adult lily wants to know the answer to that one question and the Vesey's view has former British Minister Vesey's looking at tech disruption. His guest is unlisted. Benedict Evans

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wild re-imaginings of other species

Science Friction

05:31 min | Last week

wild re-imaginings of other species

"LA, Natasha, Mitchell dropping into the science fiction podcast. When you don't, it is now I'm wacky that way, but I have a reason. I have an extra treat for you. We love traits so I record this conversation for what we call the big weekend of books on ABC, Radio, national and I think it will provoke you to see things in a very different way. I ask stories that certainly lay anytime soon especially in light of everything going on at this strange moment in history. Need three Australian authors who have fully milt the creative in crazy power of the novelists imagination, the lightest books really get us to look at the state of the world and the side of humanity. Through the eyes of other species so in Laura J. Mackay's book the animals in that country, a viral pandemic allows us to understand the language of other animals in James Bradley's ghost. Species scientists use ancient DNA to create a single neanderthal child, and in Flynn's hilarious book mammoth. He turns the job of narration. Over to you guessed it a third, thousand-year-old extinct mammoth. Jones increase. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. Hi Blow! It strikes me that this conversation was meant to be. Your novels are so bizarrely prescient right now they bring together these connected themes of extinction and apocalypse and pandemics and the state of humanity. I'm curious about what each of you feel. Landing these books at the present moment Laura. Oh It's been such a strange experience launching booking to a pandemic, and might even more strange by the fact that I think all of books. I know mine does deals with some aspect of those state of the world in my novel is a strange flu. That is called. Sue Flu that takes over the country and it's very very spreadable so having these things reflected in the book and playing out in the news cycle. It was just so bizarre like the three of them. They all speak to so powerfully. It's really weird. I mean Chris. Yours is like the prequel and the cool to. And the fact that we're all we're all. They're riding away. Not Talking to each other and the releasing these books and having these conversations is quite odd something in the air I'm thinking. I've quite enjoyed it to be honest. That's pretty perversive me. And I kind of think that all three of these books they all talk about our relationship with the natural world, and how we tend to elevate ourselves both the natural kingdom, and that has dr consequences for us, so you can ask for better timing. You're all using the voices of other spacey's to Talk To us about spacey's and Laura. Let's get a sense then of your characters story said in a wildlife animal park initially where we make the rough living alcoholic Jane Bennett. She's a part God. Her daughter-in-law Angela runs the park and then this bizarre. Pandemic hits. Zoo Flu. What does it cost to happen? Well? One of the main outcomes or symptoms of zoo flu is that once people get over the sniffle in the in the favor, they can understand what other animals saying not telepathically, but what all the animal bodies are communicating so at first especially for the main protagonist Jane. It seems like all who wishes have come true. She finds it really hard to get along with all the papal. She's very close to a Dingo cold sue. Sue and it feels like it's time, but of course once she hears what other animals have to say this the case with all the human characters. They realized that they're not saying that things that we want them to say they not saying. Hi, Hi I love you. Give me a snack. They've got deeper things at stake and the the way that they think about humans, the way that they are in the world is much bigger and much more frightening in humans would like. And I profanity challenge our role in their lives I. mean describe the chaos Connie judge. That unfolds as this pandemic spreads well as with the pandemic that we're witnessing now people reacting very very different ways. Some people take shelter and hideaway, and in the case of the novel, they often hiding from their hit so beloved fluffy, the cat who's lived with someone for years. Keep out on the straight in that time at other people, venture out and want to disparately. What animals have to cite them and often humans? Seeking an answer, we want animals animals to provide us with prophecy, a God, poetic vision of the future, but of course animals on he for us, and so much of the novel is about people realizing that the animals are are in the world for themselves, and they have they have their lives, and that humans aren't the center of the universe, and that's very very confronting to the human characters in the book. Yeah,

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wild re-imaginings of other species

Science Friction

05:31 min | Last week

wild re-imaginings of other species

"LA, Natasha, Mitchell dropping into the science fiction podcast. When you don't, it is now I'm wacky that way, but I have a reason. I have an extra treat for you. We love traits so I record this conversation for what we call the big weekend of books on ABC, Radio, national and I think it will provoke you to see things in a very different way. I ask stories that certainly lay anytime soon especially in light of everything going on at this strange moment in history. Need three Australian authors who have fully milt the creative in crazy power of the novelists imagination, the lightest books really get us to look at the state of the world and the side of humanity. Through the eyes of other species so in Laura J. Mackay's book the animals in that country, a viral pandemic allows us to understand the language of other animals in James Bradley's ghost. Species scientists use ancient DNA to create a single neanderthal child, and in Flynn's hilarious book mammoth. He turns the job of narration. Over to you guessed it a third, thousand-year-old extinct mammoth. Jones increase. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. Hi Blow! It strikes me that this conversation was meant to be. Your novels are so bizarrely prescient right now they bring together these connected themes of extinction and apocalypse and pandemics and the state of humanity. I'm curious about what each of you feel. Landing these books at the present moment Laura. Oh It's been such a strange experience launching booking to a pandemic, and might even more strange by the fact that I think all of books. I know mine does deals with some aspect of those state of the world in my novel is a strange flu. That is called. Sue Flu that takes over the country and it's very very spreadable so having these things reflected in the book and playing out in the news cycle. It was just so bizarre like the three of them. They all speak to so powerfully. It's really weird. I mean Chris. Yours is like the prequel and the cool to. And the fact that we're all we're all. They're riding away. Not Talking to each other and the releasing these books and having these conversations is quite odd something in the air I'm thinking. I've quite enjoyed it to be honest. That's pretty perversive me. And I kind of think that all three of these books they all talk about our relationship with the natural world, and how we tend to elevate ourselves both the natural kingdom, and that has dr consequences for us, so you can ask for better timing. You're all using the voices of other spacey's to Talk To us about spacey's and Laura. Let's get a sense then of your characters story said in a wildlife animal park initially where we make the rough living alcoholic Jane Bennett. She's a part God. Her daughter-in-law Angela runs the park and then this bizarre. Pandemic hits. Zoo Flu. What does it cost to happen? Well? One of the main outcomes or symptoms of zoo flu is that once people get over the sniffle in the in the favor, they can understand what other animals saying not telepathically, but what all the animal bodies are communicating so at first especially for the main protagonist Jane. It seems like all who wishes have come true. She finds it really hard to get along with all the papal. She's very close to a Dingo cold sue. Sue and it feels like it's time, but of course once she hears what other animals have to say this the case with all the human characters. They realized that they're not saying that things that we want them to say they not saying. Hi, Hi I love you. Give me a snack. They've got deeper things at stake and the the way that they think about humans, the way that they are in the world is much bigger and much more frightening in humans would like. And I profanity challenge our role in their lives I. mean describe the chaos Connie judge. That unfolds as this pandemic spreads well as with the pandemic that we're witnessing now people reacting very very different ways. Some people take shelter and hideaway, and in the case of the novel, they often hiding from their hit so beloved fluffy, the cat who's lived with someone for years. Keep out on the straight in that time at other people, venture out and want to disparately. What animals have to cite them and often humans? Seeking an answer, we want animals animals to provide us with prophecy, a God, poetic vision of the future, but of course animals on he for us, and so much of the novel is about people realizing that the animals are are in the world for themselves, and they have they have their lives, and that humans aren't the center of the universe, and that's very very confronting to the human characters in the book. Yeah,

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

13:35 min | 4 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"It's a career that. I think if you look her first few years right. It was just success after success Wimbledon at seventeen the US Open champion in nineteen Australian Open. Champion like twenty one years old. Okay you know. By the time she was twenty one she was a three time. Grand Slam champion. And that's what I say. When you know jumping ahead you know from two thousand eight for the next twelve years of her career shoot when only and I say this but only two grandsons tables. Both the French Open. She went another wooden. She didn't win another hard court. Grand Slam title. So it's one of those things where I look at her first few years and I think that was the best of her career. Not What is in part because of the results obviously but also because that was pre injury pre injury she went three Grand Slam titles by the age of twenty one post shoulder injury shoe onto. And it's great that you want to and it's an amazing achievement. But that's in in twelve years. I mean even if you just go to when she was suspended okay. That is what she was suspended. What seven years later? Years later After she on the Australian Open in two thousand eight I mean she should have one more than two Grand Slam. Titles she had that talent is just that all those shoulder issues ended up really played in her career. So let's talk about the suspension So Sharapova apparently had been taken this militarism For about a decade right Apparently there was some kind of heart issue or something I believe. If I'm not mistaken I could be wrong there. But there was a reason that she was taking it And the thing is it was. It ended up being put on the banned substances list because they determined that the Melatonin was a performance enhancing drug that increased blood flow which in turn increase the amount of oxygen. The blood cells would carry it. Basically just made it so that the athletes could just have a higher level of endurance matches and just in general right In for a lot of people people that I talked to they said well. You know. Someone like Sharapova. You're tall long loomed in these big long rallies something like Melatonin would help you and Chirp but it would help any player in a what it would help any player whether whoever it is But certainly I think it would help somebody that might be able to go another five six seven shots beyond what they might go without Melatonin. But we don't know that for sure you know we don't we don't really know and I think that that that's suspicion is GonNa put a lot of people off now. She was informed apparently by letter by email that this Madani was going to go on the list And a failed to adhere to it. You know We get to stop at the end of every season learning players if there's any any substances which have been added it's their job to check it. They didn't or something like that. I guess they didn't properly check to see if anything but added that they were taking and resulting in her suspension. And look at again. I know you know what do you do here? Do you invalidate her entire career or do invalidate the last ten years of her career If you back to two thousand sixty say well you know. She's been taking this since basically two thousand six or so five something like that and you then invalidate all for wins. Well no you can't because First off Stuff was not banned at the time right so look I mean they were taking it It wasn't banned. And that's it end of story so I don't look for current go well you know? She was taking Melatonin and It had these beneficial effects so therefore she doesn't deserve to win two one the five Grand Slam titles that she one is. It's not. It's not something that I can do. Some people have a different viewpoint. Fine but look at it as hey they were taking something Maybe they found out additional benefits to it. Maybe they didn't I don't know Maybe there was an underlying health condition. Maybe there wasn't again I don't know and we have no proof if they say that there was an underlying medical condition and they were taking the melody for it. We can't go while you're lying. Of course you lying. It's you only really took because of these benefits. Maybe they did. Maybe they didn't I don't know. And the fact is nobody really knows okay. So except for Sharapova and her team. That's IT YOU. WanNa take the cynical point of view and you WanNa just WANNA save they. They were taking it and help out and they realized it or they knew before they even started taking it. And it's the thing that helped to win all these titles in Grand Slams and make all this money fine take the cynical point of view. I get it but I choose to look at it more. I think when I consider to be more of a realist which is acknowledged the fact that there's just as much of a chance that the the they found out about the additional benefits while also having taking it having taken the Melda neom for legitimate purposes. It wasn't illegal. They didn't I mean they listed it. It was something that I believe. They have to let the The tennis tennis governing body know about the World Anti Doping Agency. They all know about this stuff. They get a list of the things that the players are taking. Nobody raised any objections. As far as I know and it wasn't put on that banned substances list until the end of two hundred twelve at the end of Twenty Fifteen. And that's when she continued to take it maybe she didn't realize it was a problem that she didn't realize that it was on the list and then she tested positive at the Australian Open and she made the finals remember that she made the finals. She lost his Serena Williams in straight sets and Yeah it's the furthest she would get For the rest of a career in a in a grand slam again you can say well. Gee Yes she was still taking the melody. Of course you know. She was suspended for two years. It was reduced for five to fifteen months. And she comes back in. The fact is folks Regardless of whether you feel it was the lack of Melatonin at that point or was just A lot of the injury issues or it was being away from us two years and what that can do in terms of like the momentum that your career is or lack of momentum. That's all this is all things that you can point to right. But she was never I think she was never the same when she came back She had a quarter of our final run at Roland Garros. But beyond that she really didn't do a whole lot She she won a small tournament That was issue on one small tournament. in was twenty while late. Well yeah there was like twenty seventeen yell legally twenty seventeen. I think she wanNA tournament or something. That was it. One little tournament is tiny one like two fifty event And that's it that that's her. That was for suspension and it was warranted. I think You can argue whether or not you felt. She got off light or the suspension was too much. So look I mean I said I'll just say this The suspension was terrible. Right you're in the latter part of your twenty s right you're entering into. I would say the the last bit of your prime. I think as a as a player male or female you start hitting your leader it. You're hitting the best years of your career at the highest level Are Starting to go away. And she lost time because of it But if you asked me without the shoulder injury how many grant slim's I think she would have won. I honestly think that out the shoulder issues without the surgery without all the stopped all the problems with the the shoulder issues. The started in two thousand seven. Maybe two thousand eight All the issues that kind of issue caused her. I think she probably honestly is in the ten to twelve Grand Slam range. I think she wins another say six Grand Slam titles in her career because I think without the shoulder issue. She doesn't lose confidence in her game. she her serve is still a big weapon Because when her when her sherve was not working her gain fell apart. She wasn't confident. Because they're served issue would make double-faults. She would make a lot of mistakes with hitting double-faults and then made her Thrust of a game. Wobbly she would try to overcompensate and be more aggressive than she would kind of just it was just her beating yourself you know throughout her entire game because of it so yeah in in look. She was not somebody that provoked. I think a lot of admiration outside of how she played on the court. She was there to make friends as she said and I was a little surprised honestly when she announced her retirement how little I read online How people across tennis I mean when I say that I mean players really came out and said something on twitter or wrote articles or something kind of saying. Oh you know it's tragic. A Sharapova is retiring what a great player et Cetera et Cetera. You saw some obviously. Novak came out. Rod Rafa Said something Days later Billie Jean King System Wonderful Things. But it's kind of amazing how many players current players on tour or recently retired players. That played with her Didn't really have much to say. And it's sad it really is It's a it's a weird thing because on one hand you're all there to try to win grant titles and some are more motivated to do that than others. Some have more belief in themselves that they're going to win Grand Samson others do Some WanNa do all that but have wonderful friendships on tour. Some players. Don't feel like they can do that if they have a lot of friends on tour and I think Sharipova was one of them. Downside to that. Is that a lot of players simply aren't going to feel really bad for you. I guess when that day comes and also the Caledonian thing probably didn't help anything. Nothing a lot of players weren't happy when she came back. There was just tournaments. Were just giving her wildcards left and right players not happy that they you know somebody who was found to have taken something that they shouldn't have at that point was illegal. They were suspended. They came back and all of a sudden. You know tournaments were giving out loud court wildcards to her the candy and I think there were a lot of players that didn't like that and so I don't know there's a lot that thing is wrapped up into not having a big reaction to her retirement and I think that It's sad it is. I mean you know they should come out and say hey look shoes player very competitive never gave up and and obviously a lot in her career. But it's it's complicated and there's a lot of reasons. It's not one or two specific reasons. I think there's a lot of different reasons for why players a lot of players coming out and saying you know a lot of wonderful things as they do to a lot of players especially Grand Slam champions and all time greats They tend to get that treatment..

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"australian open" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining

No Challenges Remaining

12:48 min | 5 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining

"Welcome to no challenges remaining live from the end of the Australian. Open twenty twenty. I am Ben. Rothenberg joined by my dear friend. Courtney win how you doing courtney and another slam. How you holding up? I'm awesome like three quarters of bottles. Tonight is great. I guess that's right right. Yeah I don't always because sometimes. The women's finals on Women's doubles on the last day some plans. Yeah so no but today because Sophea Kenan Australian Open champion was so kind as to do her champions Corner interview the night after she won as opposed to pushing it off to the next day I had the whole day. So I've been in my jammies jams. I'm chilling out. It's been great tweeden. Lots of Oscar. Which I thought worked really well because you had a bigger selection. That would've thought you might know movies. I was like I had no idea. There was something nineteen seventeen gifts. I didn't know either but the one movie that was a little bit difficult for Ford versus. Ferrari there were not many gifts on that so I felt a little bad. I had one but it wasn't even from the movie. You know what honestly it's not GonNa Win Anyway. So let's let's move on. Wow Wow saying not even any faith in a Matt Damon Christian Bale Save Our auto or vehicle. Let's go back to the real sports vehicle. Which is the car known as the Sofia Cannon? That doesn't make any sense. But I've spent a lot of this term so you understand where that comes from Sofia Sofia the nickname so works. Okay let me read this real quick. I saw multiple references during this tournament. Trying to make puns of Sofia Cannon and the movie or Book Sophie's Choice. Which what like no. Don't do that first of all. It's not even her name. Sophie and Sophie are different names. Second we don't make Sophie's choice jokes about much anything can can you explain why because it's a heroin? Holocaust story and of Ed have we choose cannot choose that choose Soviet cannon. Which used to just start with her. This is the story. I remember from this. If you can in case you missed it. In Courtney's brief allusion to it and also just in life is a Grand Slam Champion now Sofia Kenan Aka Sonia Cannon Nickname Common Russian nickname for Sofia won this tournament. Kind of stealthily. I don't think she was someone. We talked to that much when we did like are midway show true but she comes through only had to play one seed in the tournament which is remarkable. That one was number one ash party. the unseeded player that she played in the final was number thirty. Thirty two right and is a two-time Slam Chad number. One so those are asked risk of Boll and honestly cocoa golf who she played against in the fourth round as proven to be a very tough out at slams cocoa golf has now played three slams loss to eventual champion. Hallett at Wimbledon number one seed and defending Champ Osaka US Open and eventual Champ Kenan and Australian Open. So that's pretty good. Pretty good puff out tough out 'cause involved and before that junk's y yeah who obviously former quarterfinalist here and Tough out and watch the entirety of that match can in Jong and it was tough high. That could have gone the other way very easily. But this is one of these sort of like a lot of ways. Quintessential modern era women's tennis results of player. Likes if you can't who's in the ensemble leading the conversation putting together the matches getting rising to the occasion. I think and winning big tournament was trying to do the math or do the counting coming into this tournament. I think Generously Sophia. Cannon was probably the seventh most talked about American player behind both Williams's behind Cocoa Goff behind keys Stevens and eats them over. Okay separate seven probably true and if you want to argue. Bethany is ahead of personally. Maybe you could probably not Yeah and Collins or risk on a lot of people were like I mean e or Jan Brady. I mean those are two players that I thought for Sweet. I was like. Oh where are alley? Risk and Jen Brady GonNa Land Brady obviously pulled out how it was a good man which is a great match. And but yeah. But it's you know. I mean with with Sonia as she reminded us in her a delightful press conference. You know twenty nine hundred w tape most improved that F. Why wouldn't run into my story? I'd forgotten that thank you. I mean I highly recommend everybody like pull up the Youtube. A press conference for Sonia from her. It's great it's just. It's just delightful and I think that it. It does kind of give you some sense of personality across the board but Yeah No. Nobody was talking about her when there was every reason to be talking about her. Honestly I mean anybody who's paid attention to her last year and I've been pretty much like keying in on Sonia since the Fed Cup final USA versus check in Prague. Twenty eighteen hours there. No none of the Americans played like no Sereno. Venus no You know Mattie no Sloan Mandawa November way and so there was Tony getting getting the call to play Fed Cup final on on away soil in one of the most lake not antagonistic. Because they're not antagonistic at all but they're just very partisan yeah the crowd at the and she handled it incredibly. Well she too tough three-set loss issues absolutely gutted in absolute tears Kathy Rinaldi. You had to like really really comforter. And but ever since I was I was so impressed by what she displayed there because it was the first time that I've probably seen from Sonia where like she that feistiness wasn't a detriment wasn't it didn't hinder her and help her. And I was like okay like if you can play like that. Like Fair enough in terms of comportment. Sometimes she's not vocal the same way a lot but she. I think you might have competitor like American Putin. Save almost Is Not no because because to me the thing about Sonia like one of the things that I can say it's different but yeah yeah it's different but like like she doesn't fist pump in your face. She's not sure shouting at you. She's just for that ball of energy a ball of energy for sure but she doesn't do this stuff that like Putin does or even call ins where it's like you know in your face. It's just her like she's she makes her own energy. She's the source of zero point energy. So yeah so so. That was when I first start paying attention. And obviously she had an amazing twenty nineteen and three titles and beats reigned at Roland Garros and be consecutive number ones in Toronto and Cincinnati. And stuff like that and had an amazing season. But that being said I came into Melbourne. Not Not putting on a short list. I mean she she lost. I'd watch him as she played against. Asaka in you know obviously wasn't anybody shortlist. It's not just us and I mean. She asaka solid enough massive losses in quarterfinals of Brisbane to Asaka three cents three cents was the top twenty player coming in. Yeah but just hadn't had a deep run at a slam before and I think this slasher kind of the thing we think about it and it's an interesting question you know. I think also like what a win something that Ha- what something like Sonia Cannon winning a Grand Slam how that feels like applicable to Madison keys to a fiddle. Lena players who have done all the right things have checked a lot more boxes and even like different tore like dominic team. Who's like doing everything he can write and like it's really both. It's really solid resume. If like gradually building work getting better and more and more impressive where someone like Sonia can come out and skip a Lotta rungs on the ladder. All at once win three international titles titles were small three titles but small was Hobart Guangzhou in my Orca. And then. Yeah and then Willis Lamb and be suddenly top ten something top American and. She was a very very steady player. She did a lot of stuff at terminal outside of those titles. Like you said back-back Semis in Canada in Cincinnati last summer. Same thing that led up a Sloan's get lamb twenty. Seventeen as she did it more mmediately. We have a canon just like. She's put in a lot worse than in Canada Selfie. And you know. And it's clear talking to her but she doesn't want to be selfish she wants to be oppressed. The spicy wants to appreciate and she somebody who doesn't seem at all to be running or at least at this point doesn't have any pressure on her in her career at least externally really at all that could be new to her when that comes being in. Scotland seeing how she just to that. I think she'll be fine with it though. I think she'll be fine and and I agree with you insofar as you know. She hasn't had the the External Media Federation pressure. Getting called in for post loss. Press she and I think that one of the moments did there were two moments that really distilled cannons Melbourne runs. Me One was when she walked into the press room for the fight for her last final press conference and she literally stopped in her trout. Jaw dropped that. The pressroom was standing room. Only jam packed full. She kinda didn't know what to do. She looked so much more comfortable. You know returning garbage serves then she? In that moment she was like holy crap like you know And then on top of that like later and it was almost like I made it kind of moment like it wasn't like a scared thing. She was like Whoa. This is big. Yeah Yeah Yeah. And then later we have little little round tables in the wires Internet. Roundtable with her yeah. I asked her because she had obviously had to do her her photo shoot today. Her champions photo shoot and I was excited. You have dress this up. Like twelve thirty in the morning after she had one and she's like please don't use this but no and we all started laughing and she was laughing. She's like I do this just the way she's like in that way. I bet you didn't think either but obviously the hope and the work was there but getting back to the point about about not having the external pressure makes me think a lot of kind of Bianca. It makes me think of of Naomi's well yes there there may not be quote Unquote Federation pressure outside pressure. Whatever you know. I'm not that that Naomi went under the radar. Obviously she was around but she but at the time before she won the US Open. There wasn't that that their focus on her. Yeah but there is this very very real and I say this myself very very real immigrant pressure of seeing your parents sacrifice everything for your dream and Naomi is actually probably the most open about this feeling like I had to win because I need to make money like not in a negative way but just like my I mean. I didn't want my mom to work anymore. Like I didn't want my family to sacrifice I wanted them to be paid back and comfortable for the rest of their lives for the sacrifices that they made. That's a very very I mean. Maybe with Naomi when I talk about it with myself like it's a very Asian American thing but I don't think that that's particularly Asian American. I think it applies across so think was Sonja like I haven't had time to to really jump into it lake in terms of this level of depth and and I look forward to over the next few months to really sit down with her independently and just be like Yo. Let's let's forget all about results but let's just talk about this journey for real I can't think that for Sonia. She would have thought that there was no pressure to succeed because there was she uses that American dream as a lot she. She uses the phrase American dream a lot. And that's how her father came to the US back and forth for a while like confused. Because I it the other way I moved to the US. I came to the US for work for normal economic immigration purposes. I believe in Soviet Union in nineteen eighty seven so a full eleven years before she was born and then the family moved back to Russia for a while to the around extended family and stuff when they were when she was born tavist support. It's not an uncommon thing to do to have support from your family. You know grandparents off that when you're having a baby and you might be living relatively alone without much of a community certainly network around you in the states and then she moved back to the US at a young age or move to the US. Young Age I think she said she only has US citizenship right now. We're sort of a a real part of the Florida. Youth tenets furniture. Like she's she was everywhere. I mean she was unavoidable. She's in this video of Kim Clijsters. Wta found which was great touring. Touring the Miami Open. She's also in one. Jensen was in Charleston. Think so yeah well. She's there and she is talk about how she can return. Andy Roddick Sir and I love when things really telling 'cause like she's not daunted by all she's like I would have a strategy. I would do my split step out..

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

08:03 min | 5 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"By a lot in my eyes All right next up Rena Sabah. So for me. Sabah Linka She's considered one of the favorites in my mind coming into the tournament. Her game her power The way she hits the ball. I it's just you know Putin it. She's a good young good player but I didn't think the Sabbath Linka was going to get ousted Not In the first round. It's a real disappointment. I I pretty Savvy Lincoln to go far in this tournament and That definitely didn't happen But it's a real disappointment because I I just expected a little more for you. Know She's been dealing with a few things off the court you know. I'M NOT IMMUNE TO THAT. I understand but still I. She unperformed though on the tennis court and I just thought that she would have a decent run at least and last on this. List folks Serena it just you know it's just it is what it is right. I mean. Look the expectations for Serena are high? It's basically a final worst. You know you know winning. It obviously is what people expect I expected a deep run here for her as well. But look Serena Wendy match against Queen Wang and she. She wasn't playing great. I mean part of that was due to to Wang back there just being a complete wall Serena's finding a hard time just getting the ball buyer. You know Wang was getting the ball back left and right constantly being backboard. was frustrating screen as she was going too much on a shots making a ton of Errors her serve Was often missing which has been a real problem for her. For much of the last Twelve months or so in particular. But it's just it's not been. It's not been good. It really hasn't been in this. I just thought that She needed out back a little bit. She just rally a little more and pick your spots and I just felt like the pressure is the pressure of the match. Which is the pressure of her opponent. But she just didn't play great and I think in part that's due to her opponent playing so well But also I just didn't think she played well in general you know her. Shot selection wasn't wasn't great. She was hitting a lot of balls into the net. Especially on the backhand side. Bob Hitting Lonzo Ball's long on the forehand side She just couldn't get into a rhythm and It really showed All right so let's go on to set three. Which is my Australian Open Week? Two and a half preview right so Because again McCain this out until till Tuesday night. So Stan in the quarters against outfitters of era of Who Am I GONNA pick here? I'm going to go with Stan. I love how well the verve has been playing. But I think Stanton's GonNa have the firepower in the patients to to take out Alexander. Severe Vera has had a great run. But I don't think he gets passed in here Rafa Nadal versus dominant team. I've gone back and forth on this. Being honest one moment on thinking dominance GonNa win. You know he's he's shown what he can do against the dollar hardcourt but I'm thinking the doll is going to find a way to get past team in four extremely tough sets which would set up a stand the doll semi And in the battle between the doll in stand I think I think Nidal is going to get passed in. I do you know honestly. My picks who gets to the final in the winners is going to remain the same. I think the dog gets passed. Stand I think Djokovic honestly I hate to say this but I think Djokovic flies by Roger like like easily Rogers played too long exhausting. Frankly five-set matches to our last three matches for him. We've been five senators He he's lucky to be here. He knows it. I can't imagine that makes them feel all that confident going up against. Novak given the fact that he kind of realizes like I really probably shouldn't even be here you know he's GonNa going up against a Novak who he's had some okay competition you know in this tournament but he hasn't really fazed anybody that I think has the game to really push him at all so far Fragile was healthy healthy but if he was rested if he was just coming off a couple of three senators than I would say. This is much closer but I think Novak it's passed Roger in straight-sets and That sets up the doll Djokovic. Final that I picked to start the tournament and I think the results of the same. I think I think the Djokovic beats at all. I think it's a better showing the last year I think the dog takes a set but Djokovic wins and four and in lifts his eighth Australian Open title And on the women's side The semi-finals actually already versus iffy. Kennan I love the run that cannons gone on but I just think that party gets passed cannon and I just think her game is two inch variety in her game. I think it's GonNa Throw Kenan off enough that it's going to Is GonNa be easy but I think I think party gets passed candidate in three Smart how mcgrew I agree wins? This I think she has the power in the game. Two out hit in blow simone help off the Corbett. I've seen McGrath. Do this as help on on hardcourt before Mcgrew the winds and goes up. Because Ashley Barty. I think it's a final. I think it's a tough nailbiting three center. But I think Ashleigh Barty able to get past. Muga Ruth and I think Actually Bardy lifts up her hometown trophy and Windsor. Second Grand Slam and her first Australian Open so those my winners Ashley Barty and Novak Djokovic in my opinion will be the Australian Open Twenty Twenty champions and with that folks. That's it so if you'd like to send in feedback you can send it to the email Which is tennis addict? Podcast AT G. DOT COM? You can also contact me on twitter at at Tennis Addict Pod and let me know what you think What by you know my thoughts on this past week in a quarter whatever. We can half Are they in line with your thoughts? Do you agree with my comments. Do you not agree with them by predictions for the rest of this week and really the rest of the tournament So pretty much anything and everything. If there's anything you'd like me to bring up in the next episode or if you just provide feedback for me to bring up I can read it in the next to the the you know the end of Australian. Open.

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

05:42 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"She's she's Rangy I just think she's got everything you'd need to go out there and really make a deep run again in. Lastly a have Carolina push defeating key Burton's and the other quarter Puska vis played very well She wanted title She's just She got the power should serve she. She plays pretty well. The net She's she's got the game to make a deep run here all right Cima finals. I Have Ashley Barty defeating Asaka. Six four seven six again. I think this is going to be a similar to the Patrick of it of a kind of Scenario here where ASAKUSA got all those weapons but I think Bharti through a combination of defense to offense I think keeping the slice low and using her variety which is that's her super weapon honestly Bharti's best weapon. A lot of ways is the fact that she has such a very game Very to extent very federal risk and that she can hit different spins different slices Just different shots in keep you from just standing back then ripping forehands and backhands and that can I think get to Asaka? She wants to get into that rhythm. play from the baseline hitting. You know rally shots and it's going to be harder to hit the shot she wants if there's if you know Bharti's hitting back sliced backhand slice backhand slice all the time and keeping the buffalo and it might cause a soccer as air account to rise and then a have Carolina push defeating Daniel Collins. Seven six seven six. I just think push Gavaa as much as I love Collins. I could just see this. Being one of those occasions where they're basically even matched but then it gets into the tiebreaker and pushback kind of goes up a half a notch and is just enough to get past collins in. There's too tight tiebreakers. And she gets the win. And then finally in the final I've Ashley Barty Feeding Carolina Pushpa Seven. Five six seven seven five to win the Australian Open to win her second grandson title in her hometown. Slam I just think again. I think this is gonNA come down. It's going to be a recurring theme. You're going to hear me. Say here with Bharti again. It's going to be slicing the ball. Very game is going to keep push covad gassing. She's not gonna be able to just stand back there like Kevin of a Like Asaka and just tee off on the ball all the time because I think I think he's just GonNa kind of force her to play her game and not allow push covad. Play Puskas game and It's it's GonNa be tight obviously. I think it's not going to be a straight-sets victory and it's not going to be quick but I do think it's going to be enough for Bari to nab the win and so there you have it on. The men's side have Djokovic defeating the doll in four sets and on the women's side Ashley Barty Defeating Carolina. Push in three sets. And there you have it. Djokovic and Bharti Grand Slam champions for the Australian. Open all right. So that's it again if you think my my picks crazy if if you if you think. I'm not sure something. Let me know what you think seriously. I'd like to know what you think about The picks who you're pixar do you. Do you agree with me? You disagree You Know Zahra other storylines that you can think of that that really apply to the Australian Open What are you excited about Anything and everything is. There's you will meet to talk about in the next episode. Certainly like to hear what you have to say and what your opinions are so again. Don't be afraid to you know. Give me your thoughts and your opinions Whether it be Email like I said Email is tennis addict. Podcast JIMA DOT COM and If you WANNA contact me on twitter it's tennis addict Pod so just contact me one way or another Leno. Think and Yeah I'll see you guys in a week as I do my mid tournament recap so that should happen. I think it'll be probably be Sunday again. The grand sims are a little different in that Obviously the two weeks and I could probably try getting out on Monday. I put it this way. I plan on getting it out next Sunday if I can't. It's got to be Monday but I'm pretty sure beginning out on Sunday Next week so look out for my mid tournament. Recap and Look ahead at the second week so again. Thanks everybody for listening again. I do apologize for not getting out my my season in review episode and getting out my season preview. Just things have been crazy and trying to get everything. It's not just this but it's just a couple of the podcast that I do and You know the holidays and everything else is just It's been a bit crazy in. I couldn't get the time carved out to to really be able to sit down and get my notes together and get it out because I do plan getting out. The season preview is just gonNA come out after this episode air gets dropped so look out for the season preview. Here's some point mid week Wednesday and guessing.

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

12:53 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"I don't know maybe she has taken some of the pressure off yourself. I don't know maybe she's learned hindle better again don't know but it's just a it's just a question of can she do it yes will she do it. It's not getting easier with every season. That goes by still wanNA tell she did one title so there's that Which is good in fact. I think I've got to mention Thinking to mention that earlier so I do apologize. Actually because it then she when she just won something here now. I can't remember what it what it is. Yes so she one Auckland actually yeah. Sorry my thought. I've got to forget to mention that. Actually yes so so she one Auckland and That's great I mean. Obviously that means that she's back to winning ways which is fantastic but nevertheless it's still going to be difficult for her. Actually you know it's As you get older I think is towns. Put with your male female. It's just the house was the that Indiana Jones said. It's not the years as the mileage. It's it's true you know it's Mileage on Serena Federer evolved Djokovic communities are players that are in their thirties. They've played over a thousand matches. Well over a thousand matches in some cases have hit you know. Hundreds of thousands millions maybe a forehands and backhands combined in practice and in matches It's IT'S A lot. It's a lot. Put your body through. I just doesn't get easier with as the years. Go by and certainly to Even with all the nutrition and the training and all that stuff I mean. It's just it doesn't get easier so we'll see if I can do that numerous Sokha's chances of retaining the title I think last year in by said this. Numerous Times on the PODCAST. The pressure and expectation got to her after Australia last year. And she's admitted as much Just a lot of attention. A lot of pressure in you know that she's she's very kind of reserved quiet. Introverted kind of a person Doesn't like the spotlight On her she likes better when before she won Indian Wells or the. Us Open or Australia. It better for if she lost because she said you know if I lost you know whatever. It wasn't a big deal. Q who cares but but you know it is different. You win a Grand Slam. All of a sudden people are expecting you to have this kind of results a lot more often. And if they took her a while to come to grips with what that actually means for her on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis on the tour. So the thing is is she going to be able to kind of compartmentalize? All of that in go out there and in retain her title. She didn't do such a great job. You know at the Australia or at the. Us Open Last year when she was trying to retain her title And I'm hoping that in between that in this she's she's learned to navigate all that pressure and everything else that comes with being one of the biggest tennis players in the world you know so we'll see but If she's going to do it she's she's going to have to learn how to manage the expectations and the pressure and all of that Because the the pressure that exists today isn't like the pressure that used to exist back on tour. Probably going to do a podcast on this looking to get into it too much. But it's just the with everything that we have today with social media and just every outlet every avenue That exists for news and Media Coverage It's nothing like it used to be Back in the day you had an article you didn't like written by a journalist and you know or or maybe there was some controversy but you know Internet didn't exist so you only knew about it if it was on the news. What happened to be on a national magazine or something? Maybe but now with the way everything is today it's just something happens and it goes viral and boom. Everybody knows about it. So it's just It's just different so things are more difficult for players to adjust today than they were say. Twenty twenty five thirty years ago and before all right and can Ashley. Barty win the hometown slam title as huge question. She she won a title already. Obviously having the opportunity to come out of warm up and walk away with the title in Adelaide is a great win for her and obviously agree. You know a warm up for Australia but his strain open. It's just different. Beast Gino's that and you know you know it as well so do I. It's just It's GonNa be a different level pressure but She she won the French Open last year. She knows what is to be a slam champion now. And maybe I'll make winning this a little easier because it won't be about her winning her first grandson. Tail end winning You know the strain open combined. It'll be about winning second same title and She might be calmer for it all right so dark horses for the Australian Open on the women's side so I up is Daniel Collins Officer. I guess I could really put her in like my favorites but Daniel Collins. She looked like top five player over the last couple of weeks She she beats a handful of top players in Brisbane and Adelaide. Her backhand is amazing. She took it to Ashleigh. Barty had her chances really could have won that match. And I'd like I said I think she will come off the table Her backhand is just unbelievable. Sheet thing is scorching back in that that thing is something to behold it's easily one of the top three backhands maybe five at worst on the entire tour But I would definitely prefer backhand for me personally. Top three. That thing is just nothing is beautiful. But she's really good player. She had a semi final round last year in Australia I think we're seeing that that wasn't a a you know one time thing So we'll see what she's able to do Next up Madison Keys. Madison has a ton of weapons. She can get hot like hot as the Sun hot but the question is can she do it late in the slam in win at all she made the US Open Few years ago and and just got outclassed quickly by Sloan Stevens. I've seen her make a deep into the back end of of some of these these tournaments like US Open last year. It just shows play so amazing and then she'll get to the late stages and she gets tight. I don't know but all of a sudden she can't she can't keep a ball inside the lines. It seems so I've seen her make a good run here before I've seen her make great runs. I I don't know if she can do it in the back end of a tournament while have to wait and see. She's twenty five years old. She's at in the just in the private for career right now. So you know. She has everything she the experience. She has the power she has serve. She has the athleticism she has the length. I mean it's just she has everything But can't you put it all together remains to be seen right arena SABA linka. So she's next up seven Linka. She looks like a world beater at the end of the season again She Has Power. She has intensity like nobody else tour. Except maybe Serena and maybe Bianca Andrzej Askew She went through tough times the end of the season and she Unfortunately and tragically lost lost. Her father. It's been rough obviously as would for losing any family member But clearly apparent is is the worst And obviously you know. I hope that she's able to define comfort and solace But as for for prospects at the Australian Open she can do it. She's got she's got all the power in the world you would once. She could hit screaming winners from anywhere on the court But the question she can't she do it In the biggest stage we'll see Amanda in some over She's tall powerful She has as much as anybody in the game. Right now. Again. She's made. She made a great run in Australia last year. it's can she do it again and maybe even go further we'll see And then Sophia Cannon You know she's a small package short player but man she has all the confidence of a grand slam champion. Every time she walks onto the court she does not She never walked onto the court thinking. I can't win this match She goes out there knowing. I can win this match So we'll see you know It's it's a love seeing a play. She's got a ton of talent competitiveness. Fire all of it Yeah so anyway. It's one of the picks so for the quarterfinals. Have Ashley Barty Feeding Patrick Fit Uva in this instance I just I think that I think Bardy has too much variety for kids. I Know Vivek. Got that that lefty. She's left handed so she's got that leftie serve and you know she's GonNa hit Cross court but I think that you'll see unless she comes in after she hits her. Cross court forehand. I think our C. Bardy neutralize by hitting a lot of slices keeping the ball lower low not allowing barred or not allowing Kavita is much opportunity to hit like a screaming winner because trying to hit on that slice is going to be difficult to get it To stay flat you know in. Bardi has as much slice as anybody on tour May Be the most. I mean that thing is very roger. Federer like the wages cars into the court and skids so I have Bharti defeating for their next up. His new MOUSSAKA. Actually ever defeating Serena Williams. I know this is crazy in people and be yelling at me and be like you know what you're wrong soon is. GonNa win this all and you know I hope she does. Maybe she will but I just think ASAKA. Maybe she's got a hold on the expectations. She understands the pressure. Now she can go out there and do this She's played very well. She won a title A few weeks ago so obviously it's a big deal. So I I think Serena is going to play well but I think of sock is going to do just enough to get buyer next up Daniel Collins defeating arena. Saba Lenka Again I I think collins playing as well as anybody right now honestly going into the Australian Open Too Big difficult prospect. You might argue but I think she's got the power. She's got backhand forehand..

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

13:58 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"Now. Not before you rip off your headphones are your ear. Buds you know and start typing furiously sending me an email telling me I'm a moron or something Let me just briefly talk about this. Because it's it's something that That I really want to get off my chest. I Love Tennis. Obviously doing a podcast here. I've been watching tennis for users. watch matches all the time If I can't watch a match watched highlights I read articles it. It's one of my passions is much as I love tennis as much as I love the Australian Open. It's a game folks. It's a game right. I mean life and death. It does not in a fortunately what Australia is experiencing right. Now is life and death. There's there are massive brushfires. They've caused millions upon millions. I mean the the the amount of damages caused is. I don't know when they'll know but it'll be tallied up in it's going to be scary the number but more than that. It's killed off an estimated five hundred million in wildlife it poses serious health risks across the country. I mean Gee Whiz Delilah Bukovic collapsed on court when she was in the qualifiers strain open. She couldn't breathe should forfeit the match. She was winning the match. She was up. I want to say something like seven seven six something like I dunno. I came to the exact score I know I think she won the first set and she was a believe you know winning the second set and she had to retire. She could not continue playing. She couldn't breathe In that just is is due to smoking elation and that's just not anything that any player should have to worry about when they're out in court is if. I'm out there running around hitting tennis balls what if I can't breathe because the smoke is so bad That's an issue So you know normally is an issue for players but what about the fans you know and not not talking about like at the beginning of the tournament if if the you know if everything is fine like what if half with tournament the winds change in the bring a fresh wave of smoke from the brushfires fans do what if you're somebody. The has breathing issues to begin with. I mean there are players on court that were being handed inhalers. That don't normally need inhalers. But they're being given inhale inhalers Players walked off court. Maria Sharapova. I think left the court she just couldn't play Info players can't play. The fans can't be expected to deal with it either in look. I understand like there are logistical issues. With regards to tickets and flights and hotels already been booked and purchases and this and that I get all that. There are logistical nightmares involved. But I the this situation that we have here you just you. Can't you can't plan for something like this. You know like they've never really had to play hard to plan for. This isn't event that we've never seen before not like this and There's so many I know. There's so many variables here on both sides whether be dealing with tickets and hotels and stuff but there are variables that you can't account for. They could cause harm to other players or fans. I personally believe that it isn't feasible to force players and allow fans to go to a tournament. Where this could occur. Because you can't guarantee that there aren't GonNa be health issues that that that smoke isn't gonNA come wafting in into the stadiums and everything else and I just can't account for everything that could be a problem with regards to smoke inhalation. In yes fine. We have Courts with Rousson stuff. Great but not bad things. I guess so much. If you're talking about the back into the tournament where you could probably get away with just playing on those courts but at the beginning of the tournament where you need every court what do you do. What if what if In a couple of days at the very beginning of the tournament we do get that the winds change and we get a bunch of smoke. They got a call off all matches for a day or two. What do you do there I again? Those are just the things that I think need to be. You know brought into the equation and unless you can guarantee for two weeks everything's GonNa be fine. I Don- do do you take that risk. I mean we're not talking about heat here. Okay heat yes I mean it's hot. It's it's a the time of year it can get really really hot down there. Obviously the fires and stuff I guess some of them were not all of them being caused by lightning strikes and stuff. I guess the possibility of some being caused by other means either way. It doesn't really matter at the end of the day. We have brushfires that are causing a lot of problems. The country really should be focusing on the the fires but I and I get it right. I mean it's it's it's tennis machine. There's there's money involved and I get all that but I just I honestly I'd rather I'd rather just see them. Cancel the thing this year. Get the fires taking care of. Put All your resources towards that and and come back next year or move it you know is a one time thing removed to another part of the calendar. Move in move it up a month. I know there are other tournaments that move back on their their the tournaments that run into and the logistical nightmares. There but I don't know it just it just seems like it just seems like a difficult situation in a way you could probably say. It's it's a no win situation here but fact is looking at priorities. Tennis is a sport and I know people make a living from it and I know it does mean a lot. I love the sport. I love it to death but this just seems so much more important. I just don't know that you can actually make sure everybody is going to be healthy and safe and I just don't want to see anything tragic happen because of it whether from players or you know ballboys fans whoever would just have to see what happens. I guess I mean obviously the Australian Open is GonNa go on this. You know again. It's it's basically a done deal. I understand I just don't think it should be I. I just I think they need to. They should have made this decision. You know a couple of weeks ago and it was obvious it was going to a re possibly be real real problem and didn't do that. So that's it. I just wanted to talk about that because it just felt like something. I needed to mention here. I WANNA do Australian Open preview this year considering everything. That's been going on down in Australia with the fires. I it just something Phallic needed to bring up. You know it'll go on you know and I just hope that the next two weeks are fine. I just hope the next two weeks. Everyone is healthy. There aren't any scary incidents with smoke inhalation. Or or anything else because if it were to happen it would be absolutely absolutely just devastating and tragic. I just don't WanNa see that really. Don't all right I'M GONNA move on from set three to set four. This will be the Australian Open preview In in by the way before I get into it you know it's a it's a complicated issue. There is a lot to it right and I understand that if you don't feel the same way or if you agree with me fine go on twitter rate. Contact me on their tennis addict. Tennis Addict Pod at Tennis Pod and let me know what you think I really I really would like to hear what you think Sending your few back I can include it in the next Episode if you'd like And you know. Talk about it Sending your emails. You can send it to tennis addict. Podcast EJIMA COM Just give me your thoughts and opinions when it comes to this whole thing because it's it's I get it. It's a tough thing. We'd love the game but I'd like to know your thoughts are really regarding it. Whether you fall on the side of yes you know. The Australian Open should go on or no the Australian Open shouldn't or if you're unsure or somewhere in between I don't know but sending you back. I really would like to know all right so set for Australian Open preview. Start out with the side here and So what are the story lines giving in to Australia right? We have some big ones. Obviously Novak Djokovic title defense. He's a seven time champion here. Obviously this is his house Same as dolls is The French Open Rogers is Wimbledon Kind of it's not quite as much lately but the fact is you know Roger is best. Tournament is win. It's it's it's been his place for last much of the last fifteen years So obviously have Djokovic Saturd- offense you have Ross dolls quest for his long awaited second title which I think he should have one. I knew least one more title In the last eight years He's had multiple. Chances should have won at least one probably to Titles on for being honest On his racket he didn't do it so unless himself to blame. But you know people should have at least one already But the second title plus Number twenty if you would a win here he would tie Roger With Twenty Grand Slams. It would make the are the Roland Garros. It would make that obviously So much bigger because it would give. Rafa the chance to pass Roger All right. So there's that we also have Speaking of Roger Kin Roger Navigate his way through the draw and potential Novak semi-final to nab and other Australian Open again. That's a good question But these are just some of the storylines that I was thinking of and Kim the next Gen players go further the show. Obviously last year we has to pass feeding Roger Getting to the Semis Nidal defeated him. They're a big deal obviously But that's the thing we have to talk about is next Gen every year. It seems to be is this the year. Is this the year that the next? Gen really starts to break through now. They did to a degree last year. A lot more of those masters titles for one by other players outside of the big three than ever before which is great so they are starting to really gain a foothold in stars in to you know push this era out But the Grand Slams. Which of course are the most important they still aren't doing. It is much now now before he's for start. You know typing away saying no Medvedev to know medved. Yes definitely don't have made it to the US Open. Final pushed to five sets one of the best matches the year Obviously if not if not the best mile no that will be Djokovic and Federer it. It won't win but one of the best matches the year But can they do it this year? Can they push even further? Can we go from being a contender to you? Know a finalist to being a grand slam champion. I don't know obviously here. It's going to be. It's going to be difficult This joke of ex house and You know players are really going to have to do something insane in order to get to get there. But that's the question and see boss to the semis. Last year we also had Francis Ta I think made the quarters. Nidal beat him You know Medvedev obviously meeting making the US. Open finals last year. You look there. They can do it right but.

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

12:26 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"You know there's this thing going on and it's been going on for years where players will comment on. You know how many events there are. It's just event after event in the it's exhausting and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of time built in the schedule for just not playing in tournaments and in having breaks in the schedule and it's just a packed schedule especially with with the top players and it's like every time you feel like maybe they might be on the verge of making some kind of progress there You know maybe give a little more space between this tournament of that tournament. Then they add something like the. Atp Cup The fact is Davis. Cup ended like late late November you know the last few days November Davis Cup and that meant that the players only had is if you played Davis Cup for example. And you're playing in the cup you had a whole month off Which really isn't a whole month off what it is. Maybe you go on vacation for a week and then you come back and you start training for the next year. She barely even have any time off whether train or to repair the body. All that stuff in in now. It's just throwing everybody back into another Event before the season starts And that's the problem. The fact is it's just it's not just there's too many events which I think most players agree is the fact that there's two team oriented events like this I don't have anything against the cup in general in that I'd fine. I where it is great. You Know Battle. The Nation's battle of you know for our country all that stuff but the fact is is just too many team oriented events in a very short period of time and if you factor in If you back a little further in the calendar you know then you have lever cop. Which comes was like a couple of weeks after You Open so you know in the span of like three months or so you have three team oriented events and find Labor KOPPA's over the course of a weekend so it's not exactly a strenuous Of any of them facts. It's probably the best honestly given that it doesn't cause a massive amount of energy expenditure but nevertheless you have three team oriented events over the course of like three or months or so It is just. It's just it's a lot. I guess it'd be really for months but still it's a very short period of time and I don't know I just feel like what they need to do. And it's been tossed out. There is is combining Davis Company. Atp Copper something like that The fact is you got to get one of these one of these It's just it's too much so I'm not a huge fan of the ATP Cup only in that. It's coming not long after you. Just finish up Davis Cup and the idea. Ad Cup is is great but the problem is it. Just it's just too much personal opinion. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe have a different opinion. It was a lot of fun to watch in. It seemed like the players were invested of course and in a made for good drama and the fans were excited and so from that standpoint. It's great but there's also some logistical issues. That need to be factored in when you're looking at creating an event like this and and and how much is too much. How much do you want the players to have to spend energy wise Before you go right into the Australian Open you also have other things out there to like you know Adelaide and Brisbane all that so it's just there's other stuff prior to the to the Australian Open anyway so you factor in the ATP up and it's just one more week in the schedule the players have to play So anyway all right. So let's move on from that tournament results moving on Ugo who bear defeated bete-noire hair. Some six three six seven six to win the SP classic an Auckland. Young Guy whom bear pair. Probably one of the you know. I'm pretty predictable. Players on tour for a variety of reasons One heck of a back end. I guess volatile Just prone to great shop. Making his is going ice cold. I guess Played well you got to the final of Auckland in that's great But looks like Whom bear was able to get the win so good for him. Next up was Andre. Rube love defeating Felix. Aaj Alley seem seven. Six six seven six four Adelaide International Olympic big deal for both players obviously obviously is probably one of the brighter players coming up through the tour. Young Guy Obviously He's player to to watch over the next probably three or four years see how develops. Obviously he's got a lot of talent Got A lot of weapons at his disposal but rupel have has been player that I think has. He's a player that kind of burst on the scene like three years ago when he had that great run to the. Us Open Semis Losted doll and was the quarterfinals. Now I can't remember who was a quarter-finalist quarters. He lost it at all Pretty tamely but but he did have really impressive. Run getting to the corners. You came out of nowhere. Nobody knew who he was and so now he's a player that still kind of kind of gliding underneath the surface right. I mean nobody. Nobody's paying attention to him. He's kind of like. How Medvedev was you know about a year and a half ago. You know Medvedev wasn't medved of we know now which was Denno Medvedev. You know you know what I mean. He's he's the player who is now all of a sudden you know fourth in the world and Someone who went from being a solid player maybe to looking like a world beater Having a fantastic year Obviously but rupel have is kind of in that area right. I mean he had that great win against Roger. Right in the fall or another fall in the summer Just just crushed right or anything was our Played a fantastic match Any shows these flashes just unbelievable and I feel like he slowly starting to put this together. Now I don't know whether that's going to mean he's going to be a grand slam winner or you know a consistent top ten player or he's going to be a guy that's going to float around the top thirty or so and you know every once in a while I'll throw in a kind of a haymaker upset win over a a big player. We have to wait and see Philip. He's still got some growing to do as a player But here you know. He's starting his starting of the last six months he started post a lot. More consistent results winning titles This one Adelaide International Open It's it's a great win. So Wolf to see rube love does but obviously he's starting to gain some momentum on tour and That's great. It's great I had really like to see what this guy does. Move forward all right. So let's do the WPA here Carolina Pushpa defeated Madison Keys. Six four four six seven five two when the Brisbane open its third consecutive title at the event. And that's that's great. I mean that's really really impressive. Stuff honestly At a level of consistency and Brisbane is is A. It's a tournament that is very popular. I mean it's a it's a big warm up. A lot of players play there They played other You know they play for Brisbane. They play Adelaide But the play there because you know you wanNA tune up prior to the Australian Open. So it's a good place to go and get some much needed early match play and the fact that The fact that Carolina Puska has won three years running with this win is really really impressive and I watched a couple of matches this week. She looked good. She was she was really pushed. And some of those matches including this one But it's really great Win for her and sets up nicely for Australia. All right. So Ashley Barty defeated Diana your strengths curse six four six one win. Adelaide International Open This one is a great win for Bharti first off. It's a hometown title right. So that's great. She had a really good week. She had a tough week. Kind of similar to push go. She was pushed win over Daniel Collins. It was it was a comeback victory for her Just a fantastic. It was fantastic. Comeback Collins is playing unbelievably pretty. She played unbelievably all week. Folks I mean honestly I really thought that Collins is going to win it all. She was playing that while in fact I still think she definitely. She could've wanted all she. I think she probably would have beaten discover in this match if she had defeated bars. Bharti but she played unbelievably. Bardy but body had some tough matches and You know you guys is young talent. she's being mentioned as one of those plans to really look out for in the next couple of years She could develop into something really big But anyway it was a huge win for Bardy. It's a hometown title. There's a ton of pressure and the fact is she was able to win it and again like push Cova. She sets herself up really nicely for the Australian Open with a win. Like this gives a lot of momentum going into the first slam of the year and lastly Alina Rob Akina defeated. Shang Sh- way seven six six three to win the Hobart International Open. Its second deputy title and again. This is another one of those players that people kind of talking about right. She's young She's got a ton of talent and she's just somebody that you feel like she could have a big run. She could make a really surprise. Run at the Australian Open or at any of the slams or big tournaments this year Some of those players when they're young like that they don't have the pressure so they go out there and they started swinging away and sometimes that can result in having an amazing run So have to see if that happens but nevertheless it's a huge deal winning the Hobart International Open and Rob Akina Big Victory for her title her second on tour all right so let's move on to set three and this is Something a little different so I don't usually do question of the week in the middle. I do my preview Whatever it usually the question becomes at the end but I wanted to do a prior to the Australian Open. Because I have a question that I think needs to be asked and in needs to frankly be talked about. Should the Australian Open be called off this year?.

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"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

The Tennis Addict Podcast

14:11 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on The Tennis Addict Podcast

"Liberty and welcome back to another episode of the PODCAST. I'm your host Michael and it's been a while actually So first off. I want to apologize for not getting out. The season review episode usually do every season. We wind down. We get to the end of the year. I think every year we've done a seasoning review so basically we go over the events of the year. The big stuff We kind of recap everything talk about it and Just was not able to get to it this year in the holidays Do make that difficult There's a lot going on at the end of the year and in fact the beginning of the year so it just made it difficult to get out that episode and you know Ditto for the season preview which really honestly. I'm frustrated. I really wanted to get this out before the Australian Open. I just didn't do. It didn't get out so I do apologize. Do Plan on getting out a season preview. It's going to be a belated here. It's it's probably going to be out Probably mid week. So it's weird it's GonNa be out of order because the the season preview should have been out Probably about a week ago and Unfortunately that's just not happening and crunch time and everything here and I needed to get out the Australian Open preview so I do apologize for that as well so hopefully things will get back to normal schedule here Which will be you know. Episodes should becoming out on Mondays. So just wanted to let you guys know that About why the the season and reviewed and come out in why. The season preview wasn't Alson due to my faults Really just I didn't give out in time so All right so so. Let's move on from that and let's start talking about the Australian Open so I this is GonNa be four-setter set one The News as always in there are some things to talk about obviously There were two positive tests for ban substances so The number one doubles player Bob. Part of the number one doubles team on the men's side. I'm on the ATP. Robert Farah is Is One of the the doubles team team players. He ended up testing positive for bone. And this stuff is It's been banned. It's on the list You know you got a positive test for it. It's a big deal. I mean he's part of the number one doubles team on the ATP THE ONE Wimbledon. And the open. So have this happen. It's it's a big deal now. It's maybe not as big a deal as say Djokovic Federer one of the top fifteen or twenty players in the ATP side on the singles had You know this happened to them but still it's a big deal. One of the biggest probably players to test positive for a banned substance like this Now he has stated that The Columbian meat contains this substance and that If you eat it that it can cause positive tests like this now. That's certainly possible. I don't know I try to look into. I couldn't find any definitive proof as to whether or not this bone is in Colombian meat or not but even if that's the case You know how much would you have to eat in order for that to to actually trigger the positive test again not entirely sure? I'm that kind of pretend like no So you know who knows. Maybe he's right. Maybe he had a bunch of this Colombian meats and it ended up Causing this positive test on the other hand It could just be a ready made excuse in the event that they got caught. Who knows I really don't know again? That's that's tin foil. Hat kind of stuff About whether or not. They had a ready made excuse or not. But look if it's not the meat then something caused it. And maybe maybe he took it. I don't know I'm not entirely sure But the fact is test positive. Now sometimes this stuff ends up turning out to be like a false positive kind of thing. I find out. I'm obviously he's going to present his case he's probably going to appeal and in state his case in. You know we'll see what comes of it but it is a big deal Robert Farah. You know it's It's unfortunate because he can't. He can't believe the Australian Open. And you know who knows how long it's GonNa take for this to go through the process It could be it could be the spring. You know Indian Wells Miami before we see him again so that was number one number two Nicholas Jari tested positive for the prohibited substances Lincoln and still pronouncing. This is not easy. This is Stu nosal that that I think. That's it He cited multivitamins made in Brazil as the culprit and the fact that the levels found were incredibly low his words and he has the right to appeal the findings and again. This is kind of the same thing with far to disobey different scenario. Obviously it's not the Colombian meat or anything like that. This it's to ban substances Now I think I remember reading the story about the the vitamins were were mentioned as things he could take because they wouldn't contain any banned substances so if that is in fact true than you know high quality control here. I don't know if I'm not entirely sure. Obviously they're gonNA contact the manufacturer for these multivitamins and find out what's going on if in fact that is where it came from Maybe they'll get batches of these vitamins and independently tests them With the third party or something to see if the results come back positive for these two banned substances and again it could be. That could be exactly what he's saying or it could also be you know he got caught taking to banned substances and you know negative figure out a way to kind of get past it without having to admit that you took it. I don't know and again I'm not saying that that's what happened here. I'm just saying these are possible scenarios Right now it's as it's likely that That they took these things knowingly as it is that they didn't know We just don't know which it's going to be now testing positive you know. Sometimes it's like I said it's false positives. Sometimes it was taken taken on purpose At The Times there are you know are things you take that will you know. Put certain substances nearby and you'll you'll find that You test positive for stuff like that so we'll have to wait and find out you know. Obviously there's going to be more news on this as time goes by and You know hopefully we find out what the truth is here so all right so on the WTO side and this was announced a you know what probably like a month ago maybe a little more caroline wozniacki is obviously. He's she's retiring In the Australian Open is the last tournament. She's GonNa play the last. I believe official tournament. I think she's doing some kind of exhibition with Serena Maybe I have a few weeks after the Australian Open But this will be her last official tournament Any you know it's it's sad but you know I also kind of saw the writing on the wall right When when she got married That that doesn't always mean that you know someone's GonNa retire with it's a it's a male female player but is usually a sign that they're thinking of possibly settling down but I don't think that that is the the bigger thing that pointed me towards it. It's the fact that she has. You know that the arthritic issue You it's it's been difficult for her over the last eighteen months or so roughly I WanNa say it was about six months or so after. She won the Australian Open a couple of years ago. She started experiencing these these difficulties and Some sometimes it was really difficult for her to even get on court practice So look I think that's probably honestly the biggest thing is just These flare ups. They probably difficult in a couple of that with that with the fact that look she. She won the Australian Open. A couple of years ago She got the monkey off her back. She won a Grand Slam. She will most likely be in the hall of fame She's had an illustrious career Drape player very very consistent number one player in the world for a couple of years She's been a top ten player for much of the last decade She's kind of like The Candy Roddick. You know in the men's side in that Maybe she didn't win as many Grand Slams as she thought she might win but she she's been stalwart of the game for the last decade and that's just it's fantastic. It's what she She deserves she does. She deserves the hall of fame and hopefully she can make the most of this last run for her. I would love if she went out with a grandson title. I mean I I don't I don't think the show when honestly but if she did you know it'd be like a fairytale you know. Pete Sampras winning the US Open in retiring scenario It doesn't happen often across any sport whereas someone goes out. You know winning the big one of the biggest titles were the biggest hail sports and retiring. But it does happen occasionally for that to happen. I think Issued have to combine like sterling performance with probably a few players getting knocked out but Anyway back to the whole thing I mean she's retiring So on one hand. I'm sad to see her go. Let Caroline Wozniacki As a player as person I I like she competes a Laker game She managed to extract. David Ferrer like way every bit of what she had in her terms of the talent and she just went out there and just played hard out every single match and sometimes she won most of the time she won and sometimes she lost in a few those losses were really big ones. But you know she always went out fighting. And that's to be commended. All right Let's move on to a set. Which is tournament results so? Serbia defeated Spain in the inaugural ATP Cup Much ballyhooed battle of the nation's whatever you WANNA call it Probably can tell by my tone there that are not all that excited about it We'll get into here in a minute. Novak Djokovic defeated Rafa Nadal. Six one seven six to tie Spain so Spain won the first match which I was Batista. Goot who won the first match And then the doll lost to Djokovic and so tied at one all and then Serbia ended up sealing the victory with doubles win it was Djokovic on that side Nidal pulled out of the doubles I don't know whether it was a precautionary measure. I think he mentioned something about he had played a lot of tennis. Over the last few days and I guess it just felt that it was the better option. Get someone out. There was fresher But Serbia one so you know hey look. It was a great win by Serbia. Now you know if you've listened to this podcast you know that You know a big Fan but I'm also fair in that like I'll give credit to whoever's playing and if they beaten at all then they'd be at all in that can be as critical of Nidal as can be lavished. Praise What I've been in the past sometimes apocalyptic but my big problem here with the ADP Cup and it's been It's been echoed by by players. Is You're having to team oriented events in the Davis Cup and the ATP Cup in the span of.

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"australian open" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

Yeah, We Said It

03:02 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Yeah, We Said It

"Was GONNA be Razek. Yeah Yeah I agree with that but not not with this other although right now see. That's what that's why that's where he gets. Tricked by. Roger does well with Harvard's like he's like he's somebody will. What happened to his game? One day he'll lose like so you're you're saying you're saying he's twenty eighteen Australian Open drunk with hard okay great. It'd be ways what I'm saying. It was literally a walk in the park. He if he if I'll take one that wasn't going to make our Kim however I see all four of these now I see it maybe missile tested there. But I don't see though I don't see any of them going to the city but I'll play playing five setback. I think the I think with all that that I think one one of the hardest quarter is Jovovich if he's playing step. Yeah I could see that. 'cause Roger would if the seas would hold up he would face Bertini that would blur stuff is I mean like come on and then Medvedev who knows. We're going to be very I. The dollar team could be a that could be brutal I. So here's the thing i. I have team out of Fritz in the third round airy bearing possible and so I have Rafa Fritz in the quarterfinals in that some crazy yeah. I don't like that do but I mean yeah I could see it happening happening and then I have Medvedev. Rube live in the quarters. I don't think I don't think I have team in the quarterfinals here. Yeah Yeah No. I'm a I'm a brand finals. Hardcourt Slam on not doing that Indian. Now he shocked us in the. US opened in two thousand eighteen. But I mean that was. That's been a while we're far. I met quite all right so Power rankings cancelled. Because there's just no point in doing them at this time so we'll bring those co after Melbourne Because that would make more sense so I don't have anything Yup. Yeah the Australian Straight Open starts in thirty minutes. It does okay so you know. Follow us on social media media and all that Jazz You know tweet likes and all.

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"australian open" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining

No Challenges Remaining

05:20 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining

"Welcome to new challenges remaining live from Melbourne once again Van. Rothenberg and I am joined on this episode remotely by a Longtime Childhood. Lifelong friend of mine. Chris worship now. Dr Chris Worship who is here in his role as a pulmonologist at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Talk a bit about clear the air pun intended on bushfire situation. That's been a big talking point at the Australian Open this year. I'm looking out over the Melbourne skyline right now at its hazier than it was yesterday for sure. So there's GonNa be a continuing sort of up and down off and on topic at the Australian Open and Chris Thank you for incoming on appreciate it of course happy to do it. Greetings from Cold Blustery Boston. So can you just talk about what I guess? Basically broad terms like what are the health risks of air pollution? I guess that's probably way too broad. Start but sort of what? What are some common things you deal with the pulmonologist and maybe pollution could contribute to an pulmonologist is a lung doctor? People that a pulmonologist is a lung doctor And to be us in the United States we fortunately do not have to deal with this very often And it's things like these weather events In the US we don't have bushfires but we have forest fires. We have house fires Where THEIR SMOKE And then in Australia. These bushfires our regular Weather event down there But they can lead to poor air quality which can have a number of bad effects And I think we should make sure we draw. The distinctions between different types of smoke The injuries you could get in a house fire or something Are a lot different than the injuries you get from really bad air quality but not sort of. You're not right next to burning fire So the firefighters at the frontline of these bushfires have a different set of Risks than the rest of the population down in Melbourne there. That's fairly removed from where the fire lines are but are still getting that poor air quality blown in so with the bad air coming in from the bushfires leads to the haze that. I'm sure you're seeing right now in that that we're seeing in photos from the tournament And that can cause a number of problems in really. We think about the acute problems of the problems that come up right away with exposure to the smoke. I think. Fortunately the long term problems from this are trivial at most when it comes to smoke like breathing bad air quality you can think of it kind of lake smoking so someone who smokes a couple of cigarettes or you know smoke cigarettes for a couple of months but then quits We don't think they have any significant long term lung damage so even in the poor air quality wouldn't expect any sort of long term damage For the players for the fans or for the journalists turn You know unless of course there was some major acute problem that left them with some long term effects. But those would be pretty rare. So when it comes to the the problems we might actually expect to see Or even have seen when it came to Dahlia. I'm going to butcher her last night. Yakubovitch butchered a couple of times already but So what she had is actually pretty typical of what you might expect to see happen to a handful of people so with the air quality being what it is it's in the Zero to fifty range is considered a good when you get fifty two A hundred or so. It's considered fine but those who are sort of at risk Like at very high risk might feel something and then once he started getting to one hundred to one hundred and fifty people who have Diseases like asthma Artistic potentially get problems and then once you get over two hundred. That's when we might expect a perfectly healthy people to start showing problems in the problems. We expect our things like Coughing and shortness of breath. And this is GonNa be caused by people breathing in the smoke And in that in that air that they're breathing is going to be tiny tiny particles Which get deep down into the airways irritate the lungs from the inside and that can lead to inflammation it can lead to coughing Eh can lead to coughing up. Some mucus can lead to shortness of breath sensation of tightness in the chest. So and and I guess what we started talking before off line.

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

10:02 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"WHO's now number one it kind of going at all these records? It'll be his second time winning. I'll show I if he does it. Right Nidal ironically. Enough is only one Australia. Once and that was a decade located that was the t the two thousand nine Roger Kreil Major. You know double double career slam from the dollar if he were to so it's it's just so interesting and I think obviously Jovovich Ozzy advantage here but We talk about the conditions and we thought we talk about things having to go right and and all the little weird things that happen in these tournaments and who knows I mean maybe no doubt continues his History Care but what who who you picking. Yeah I think I would take you over the field. He comes in inform he comes in in good spirits. He looked great in also had those those emotional winds in. ATP Cup off the gate right right off the bat he gets a John. Lewis drew for Nice player. Who will get him into the tournament? Players familiar with the player who give them a workout out but he's not going to beat him and then the draw really opens up. Sits at poss- is the other top eight seed in his quarter. He isn't Rogers. Half of the draw but but on hardcourts best to five I'm sure Jovic Would be the favourite NAM at I. Just don't see anyone beating him in a best of five match and especially in Australia especially coming in again on this emotional high defending champion. It's not quite nidal at the French Open. But Sixty eight and sixty eight and eight. I believe is head to head recommend Melbourne and he won this event in two thousand eight for the first time in here we are twelve years later and he's still the overwhelming favourite. I don't see anyone other than and I. I wish I had This is going to be the tournament where Benadryl breaks. I just don't see get a joke. which final that we could and I I think they're fair and they're what's I mean? I think part you're you're still bad job but that's a That's an awesome match and that'd be a great final well if we if we get there but there's a lot a lot to play through until we got there I mean You've got naked still hanging in twenty third seed. I'll tell you too. The the the hot conversation on nick curious is that when he plays for himself he gets bored he gets scared it's a referendum on his courage. There's all sorts of of psychoanalysis. It goes on and the theory with curious as that when he plays for a team and he can high five and he's representing something more than themselves asked when he's at his best and in this situation when his hometown of Canberra's is distressed and Australia. You say that. Yeah and then see his spot in the draw Playing Nidal in the fourth round. And I think that's when that's when our story ends so I I think Nick Curios was sort of a hot pick among a lot of people partially for the tennis partially partially for the emotion. Parsley for the sake now says but I I do I don't think he's beating Rafa Nadal and in a best of five match and I don't think you know curious is The there is a fairly significant rain reception in antennas in men's tennis particular. He has a lot of friends. He has a lot of people who find him endearing and he's a good hang in there other people who you don't have much use for him and I think it's pretty clear in the doll fall squarely into into that category. That's a match Rafa gets up for we saw Wimbledon last year I think Nick Curios is a a player. A lot of people are talking about for for different reasons and rightfully so I think he deserves an awful lot of credit for really kick. Starting all this attention about the bushfires but I also think that As far as the tournament goes when he is that close to Raffin the dollar the draw we took diminish his enthusiasm of the nick. Curious wins first major storyline at the very least Hopefully we'll see some aces. I think he's donating two hundred dollars per ace so At the very least hopefully that but I think the other interesting thing is we talk about McGrath What was the Aki on the women's side as unseeded most dangerous players? But on the men's side you've got two names that stuck out for me and Kevin Anderson and marriage. I mean tillage. He was a finalist two years ago. Right and Kevin Anderson not somebody that you really want cross the net At this point in time I mean obviously he had his success at the. US Open but and he's had some injuries since then but he's another one. I mean I mean these are two two players again if you would've Multiple Choice said that they were unseeded players in this draw. It's it's really interesting. One of them torture major winner on hardcourts and finalist. You say in Australia two years ago. The other Kevin Anderson has been to two major finals in the past. Three years as Kevin Anderson's first event back I believe leave since since Wimbledon You know we talked about Serena moving into that top eight and how significant that is the same for same for Medvedev who now because of the ATP Cup has moved moved into the top. Four I'll give you the opposite which is Francis. CFO had Second Week performance last year and was top thirty a lot of momentum and really didn't do a whole lot the rest of the year he is unseeded Francis is. He fell out of the top thirty two so now he's very very tough. First Round match match. Let me ask you a insofar as a again it. It sounds almost whimsical to talk in these terms. But Jamie so far is a non big three player player wins this event and breaks through I mean just going down the seatings. We're we're talking of team took the bus in favor of that order Of those four or throwing another something. Something's up with Sasha so ex him off the board here Um he is on a losing streak. He's not doing too well he He had an interesting. ATP Cup a say that. I don't I don't know about him either. I mean team. He had a weird twenty nineteen nineteen but You know I think maybe you gotta go with him. Based solely on experience in those big five-set matches on the big stage in major's He's he's at at least made it to the point where he had a chance to win but I don't know how you pick against anyone in that big day to say this. I feel like a broken record. Best of five is a big difference from best of three and You can do terrific damage at the world tour finals in London and you can do. Oh great young. Play Great. Tennis and really outlast. These guys at run of the mill events and even at Masters when thousands. But you get out there in a best of five format and it really is hard. This is what they play for. This is what they tailor their scheduled to this is. What gets them up in the morning training and as you said you can win the world tour finals finals in November of the year? But at that time these guys they're checked out they're not they're not fully there and this is what they you get up for and I I don't know if you can't. We're not knocking anyone off of that. that podium. That big that big three Bodey I'm I'm I'm with in in Melbourne awesome. All right so so you're big joke of picking Jovic let's A couple of other notes. I think we all expect to see some retirements in. Twenty twenty Steve Steve Darcy. Who may not be the most high-profile name two retired twenty twenty but he gets the proverbial ball rolling with announcement also in doubles Robert from Number one doubles player in the world. has a provisional suspension on account of a of of a drug test and So that that will really misses a a player who is defending doubles champion at Wimbledon and US Open that will impact the doubles draw. A great deal. The Bryan Brothers have announced that this is is there last year on tour big opportunity for Bob and Mike is going to say mentioned Mentioned the Bryan Brothers here has Your doubles doubles nod tower again. We talk about sentiment for Serena maybe sentiment for The Bryan Brothers both Both now married and in what. They've announced their last year on tour Again I mean we. We can check back with each other during the tournament The draw intrigues. I think there are probably more intriguing. First Round matches on the women's side on the men's side but then we've got some interesting men's matches team Blake but That's what happens when you've got three stalwarts at the top versus says You know six different winners and seven years or whatever the status and I in a quarter of your players are seated All right let's let's check back in a few days again All of this goes on with This pall cast over the tournament and again we talked about this last week. I think everyone's going to have to calibrate And use the disclaimer that Things like air quality and fires. The size of Austria burning nearby are ultimately more important than whether You Know Nick Nick. Curious does or doesn't make it to his appointed day with Rafa Nadal. Oh but We will try to balance that and try to cover this as the credible major. It is but also keep in mind that there is Some interesting juxtaposition here with the with the fires- All right that does it for me. I'm headed in the airport. Jamie all right. You've got a flight to catch. We'll talk to you from From a different part of the world sixteen hours the away sounds good via. I'll be there all right. That does it for For this week a little a priori open talk. I'm John Wartime. She's Jamie Santi. Leave your suggestions. Ratings reviews you can subscribe Apple stitcher wherever podcasts are sold. We will try and do a mid tournament podcasts from Australia but Enjoy the first week of action. Everyone they do ooh.

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

11:50 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"I mean. She's played terrific. She's winning matches left and right so far. These first two weeks of the season If she has not overplayed Sabah Lenka is another name that I would put sort of same same theory coming in very much. Inform- you just worry about overplaying and I know we. We've talked about that on the side to that these. ATP Cup matches where players of not only played four matches but some of these have been very intense matches under these trying emotional circumstance. I'm you look at Nidal's dolls. Lost two matches already and you look at the four matches. He's He's played in. I'm not sure that is optimal preparation. Before major but mild Daniel Collins as my sort of she qualifies awesome darkhorse having been a week to player last year but But that's a very nice start to the talk All right let's switch to them in real quick As opposed to the women. And we say this for years this has it's been a A recurring theme that if the men women's field as wide open the men's is a closed shop in its three names and I would say what one name then you can add to. And then it's a long staircase down. Is someone other than those. Put it this way. Jamie Novak. Djokovic your seven-time champion defending champion Would you take him or the field. I mean I think you gotTa Golf Jovic over a hundred and twenty seven other players combined. Yes you make it. Sound really tempting reading but It's it's amazing. I mean we started at the beginning here but these guys together the big three have won all the last twelve grand slams in total but thirteen of the last fourteen. Australian opens have been won by other federal dollars which minus reverend goes twenty fourteen gene. Right so I mean that right there is just insane. It's crazy and given veterans almost forty. You got an adult. WHO's now number one it kind of going at all these records? It'll be his second time winning. I'll show I if he does it. Right Nidal ironically. Enough is only one Australia. Once and that was a decade located that was the t the two thousand nine Roger Kreil Major. You know double double career slam from the dollar if he were to so it's it's just so interesting and I think obviously Jovovich Ozzy advantage here but We talk about the conditions and we thought we talk about things having to go right and and all the little weird things that happen in these tournaments and who knows I mean maybe no doubt continues his History Care but what who who you picking. Yeah I think I would take you over the field. He comes in inform he comes in in good spirits. He looked great in also had those those emotional winds in. ATP Cup off the gate right right off the bat he gets a John. Lewis drew for Nice player. Who will get him into the tournament? Players familiar with the player who give them a workout out but he's not going to beat him and then the draw really opens up. Sits at poss- is the other top eight seed in his quarter. He isn't Rogers. Half of the draw but but on hardcourts best to five I'm sure Jovic Would be the favourite NAM at I. Just don't see anyone beating him in a best of five match and especially in Australia especially coming in again on this emotional high defending champion. It's not quite nidal at the French Open. But Sixty eight and sixty eight and eight. I believe is head to head recommend Melbourne and he won this event in two thousand eight for the first time in here we are twelve years later and he's still the overwhelming favourite. I don't see anyone other than and I. I wish I had This is going to be the tournament where Benadryl breaks. I just don't see get a joke. which final that we could and I I think they're fair and they're what's I mean? I think part you're you're still bad job but that's a That's an awesome match and that'd be a great final well if we if we get there but there's a lot a lot to play through until we got there I mean You've got naked still hanging in twenty third seed. I'll tell you too. The the the hot conversation on nick curious is that when he plays for himself he gets bored he gets scared it's a referendum on his courage. There's all sorts of of psychoanalysis. It goes on and the theory with curious as that when he plays for a team and he can high five and he's representing something more than themselves asked when he's at his best and in this situation when his hometown of Canberra's is distressed and Australia. You say that. Yeah and then see his spot in the draw Playing Nidal in the fourth round. And I think that's when that's when our story ends so I I think Nick Curios was sort of a hot pick among a lot of people partially for the tennis partially partially for the emotion. Parsley for the sake now says but I I do I don't think he's beating Rafa Nadal and in a best of five match and I don't think you know curious is The there is a fairly significant rain reception in antennas in men's tennis particular. He has a lot of friends. He has a lot of people who find him endearing and he's a good hang in there other people who you don't have much use for him and I think it's pretty clear in the doll fall squarely into into that category. That's a match Rafa gets up for we saw Wimbledon last year I think Nick Curios is a a player. A lot of people are talking about for for different reasons and rightfully so I think he deserves an awful lot of credit for really kick. Starting all this attention about the bushfires but I also think that As far as the tournament goes when he is that close to Raffin the dollar the draw we took diminish his enthusiasm of the nick. Curious wins first major storyline at the very least Hopefully we'll see some aces. I think he's donating two hundred dollars per ace so At the very least hopefully that but I think the other interesting thing is we talk about McGrath What was the Aki on the women's side as unseeded most dangerous players? But on the men's side you've got two names that stuck out for me and Kevin Anderson and marriage. I mean tillage. He was a finalist two years ago. Right and Kevin Anderson not somebody that you really want cross the net At this point in time I mean obviously he had his success at the. US Open but and he's had some injuries since then but he's another one. I mean I mean these are two two players again if you would've Multiple Choice said that they were unseeded players in this draw. It's it's really interesting. One of them torture major winner on hardcourts and finalist. You say in Australia two years ago. The other Kevin Anderson has been to two major finals in the past. Three years as Kevin Anderson's first event back I believe leave since since Wimbledon You know we talked about Serena moving into that top eight and how significant that is the same for same for Medvedev who now because of the ATP Cup has moved moved into the top. Four I'll give you the opposite which is Francis. CFO had Second Week performance last year and was top thirty a lot of momentum and really didn't do a whole lot the rest of the year he is unseeded Francis is. He fell out of the top thirty two so now he's very very tough. First Round match match. Let me ask you a insofar as a again it. It sounds almost whimsical to talk in these terms. But Jamie so far is a non big three player player wins this event and breaks through I mean just going down the seatings. We're we're talking of team took the bus in favor of that order Of those four or throwing another something. Something's up with Sasha so ex him off the board here Um he is on a losing streak. He's not doing too well he He had an interesting. ATP Cup a say that. I don't I don't know about him either. I mean team. He had a weird twenty nineteen nineteen but You know I think maybe you gotta go with him. Based solely on experience in those big five-set matches on the big stage in major's He's he's at at least made it to the point where he had a chance to win but I don't know how you pick against anyone in that big day to say this. I feel like a broken record. Best of five is a big difference from best of three and You can do terrific damage at the world tour finals in London and you can do. Oh great young. Play Great. Tennis and really outlast. These guys at run of the mill events and even at Masters when thousands. But you get out there in a best of five format and it really is hard. This is what they play for. This is what they tailor their scheduled to this is. What gets them up in the morning training and as you said you can win the world tour finals finals in November of the year? But at that time these guys they're checked out they're not they're not fully there and this is what they you get up for and I I don't know if you can't. We're not knocking anyone off of that. that podium. That big that big three Bodey I'm I'm I'm with in in Melbourne awesome. All right so so you're big joke of picking Jovic let's A couple of other notes. I think we all expect to see some retirements in. Twenty twenty Steve Steve Darcy. Who may not be the most high-profile name two retired twenty twenty but he gets the proverbial ball rolling with announcement also in doubles Robert from Number one doubles player in the world. has a provisional suspension on account of a of of a drug test and So that that will really misses a a player who is defending doubles champion at Wimbledon and US Open that will impact the doubles draw. A great deal. The Bryan Brothers have announced that this is is there last year on tour big opportunity for Bob and Mike is going to say mentioned Mentioned the Bryan Brothers here has Your doubles doubles nod tower again. We talk about sentiment for Serena maybe sentiment for The Bryan Brothers both Both now married and in what. They've announced their last year on tour Again I mean we. We can check back with each other during the tournament The draw intrigues. I think there are probably more intriguing. First Round matches on the women's side on the men's side but then we've got some interesting men's matches team Blake but That's what happens when you've got three stalwarts at the top versus says You know six different winners and seven years or whatever the status and I in a quarter of your players are seated All right let's let's check back in a few days again All of this goes on with This pall cast over the tournament and again we talked about this last week. I think everyone's going to have to calibrate And use the disclaimer that Things like air quality and fires. The size of Austria burning nearby are ultimately more important than whether You Know Nick Nick. Curious does or doesn't make it to his appointed day with Rafa Nadal. Oh but We will try to balance that and try to cover this as the credible major. It is but also keep in mind that there is Some interesting juxtaposition here with the with the fires- All right that does it for me. I'm headed in the airport. Jamie all right. You've got a flight to catch. We'll talk to you from From a different part of the world sixteen hours the away sounds good via. I'll be there all right. That does it for For this week a little a priori open talk. I'm John Wartime. She's Jamie Santi. Leave your suggestions. Ratings reviews you can subscribe Apple stitcher wherever podcasts are sold. We will try and do a mid tournament podcasts from Australia but Enjoy the first week of action. Everyone they do ooh.

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

12:52 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"But I'm here in studio with Jamie offering you Jamie doing Jimmy got the Harry. Good good This is just that That window where you just try if loose ends before leaving the country for for two plus weeks but the draw has just come come out is Thursday morning New York time and I figured we would do a little Australian Open preview I feel like we. I can't believe what I'm saying. This you know where it was a headline on. ESPN Australia Open is happening says tournament director. So so that's a good sign but I feel like before we break down the draw. And before we start talking about matches and Jovovich and whether Serena can win twenty four I do feel like we need to dwell for a few minutes on the decidedly a- unpleasant topic of bushfires and smoke in air quality It has not been a good week for Well I would say for the planet but more targeted more specifically for tennis Australia. Rilya a lot of a lot of blowback for what happened the first day of qualifying Things seemed to have calmed down but What are your thoughts about what we saw this week? Yeah the players bears are. They have no shame in explaining that they're having trouble breathing. They need asthma medication or they need to get rid of these. Coughing fits. It's before they can play the next point. I mean so difficulties players it's It's kind of remarkable You know I know some. Some people are speaking out saying saying that. They can't let this go that they have to sort of step up and you know make a change and and really say like. We can't play this tournament but to your point. I'm pretty sure they're going to play this tournament and It's going to be rough. I mean we talk about heat is always an issue in Australia. We're not going to have heat rakes. They might have to have some sort of air quality. I mean is this going to be like mile high where they have oxygen tanks on the on the sidelines. You say that jokingly I don't know where to start with this I think that There was a real misstep of the tournament. I mean everybody was watching to see what was going to happen. That first day of qualifying and and we kept hearing that in Melbourne people were told not to go outdoors. And if you were in a construction unit put down your tools and they cancelled sporting events and the Aussie rules football. All team had cancelled practice and horse races were cancelled the only event seemed to have gone on was qualifying for a major. And I just don't get usually usually. The Australian Open is so buttoned up and they're really good from from a marketing and PR department from a marketing PR standpoint. I can't figure out everybody's at all with their so greedy. It's all about the money the and I'm thinking money it's it's the first week of qualifying there no. TV deals that are living and dying based on your coverage for for qualifying. You're dealing with players. Who by nature flexible about their travel? Plans you don't have a lot of fans on site is seems like an easy 'cause seemed like a no brainer and there was a one hour break and then players on the court and we saw one player actually retire during a match because of a coughing thin you say all sorts of players took to social media not just players were qualifying all flying. But don't believe this video Lena. We who are practicing for the main draw and are there in are aware of what's happening Exact and the so all of a sudden the story went from from G. It's it's great Great misfortune that Australia's going through this and it's really radically changed things too while. Those Australian Open organizers don't have their act together and even though the Melbourne age the local paper's masthead at Oriel was about how flawed this decision was. So this was not people from a world away casting judgement. I mean even on on the Ground Simon Briggs of telegraph in the UK may people who were on the on the ground so this is absolutely nuts. And if this replicates it's I mean hopefully league just Ralian Open in tennis. Australia learned its lesson but if this replicate itself next week it could really be catastrophic from a PR standpoint but also also for players competing in best-of-five matches under under these conditions. So I think the the big thing is about the conditions being quote unquote playable. I think there's a big difference between sure you can go out there and play and is it safe. Is it healthy. Is it okay for these players to be competing in those conditions. I mean I think of it like we had a big snowstorm right and they're like sure the roads are you can drive on the roads but you probably shouldn't right. They're they're they're clear but it's not safe Out there right stay home. So it's SORTA very similar. I mean they're saying yeah the road all right. We've we've sort of paved them through but it's not exactly the safest place for you guys be right now probably better for everyone to say home so in this case sure I is are the conditions playable. Can they go out there and can. Can they do what they need to do. Sure but what is it the best thing for player health and safety and I'm not sure I mean I don't know what do you what do you think the solution should be. If next week come made mean in draw time then this continues. I mean it's it's a terrible situation and the I mean I I I get the the snow on the road. Analogy the difference here. Is that that if you don't play you're out of the tournament so this isn't hey we're leaving it to you and we're advising against it but hey make your own decision if matches are going on in and you're trying to qualify and you say you know what this is crazy. I'm I'm staying inside you ain't advancing to the next round so If the agency sort of left the the the players at that point I think the other thing I wrote about this week is the obvious solutions. Well you just move matches indoors all their only three indoor covered facilities. If you have a practice center where in theory you could put matches there. But they're only three I only I mean it's it's the most in the majors but you have three indoor facilities with roofs. There are two hundred fifty four matches in the course of of a major All this talk mice John McEnroe yesterday. All we should have an indoor major. I'm not sure that quite works out when you have two hundred and fifty four singles matches plus doubles plus juniors plus wheelchair I think people talked about moving to another time of year moving the Australian Open. I think something else that we haven't talked about much. You have these indices and you have if the air quality is ax. Then we're we're GONNA cancel and it fits beneath that threshold matches go on and that's similar to what we have for for heat. The difference with extreme heat is that there are a lot of data points and we know what what the body can take and we know about hydration and we know about body Wade we know about conditioned athletes versus fans. There's a lot of information on heat. Nobody he knows about this man. I don't what what are the effect six months down the road. The long term effects are. I think they're exactly I. I mean I also worry about. Is these matches go on and six months wants from now. Player ECK says I had to take ninety days out of my year because I had these toxic particulates in my lungs We don't know anything about this so the tournament will go on as as the headline reads but A little figurative cloud has already been cast over this event event. And I think there's GonNa be a long long post mortem after this tournament. You hope this is a one off you hope this was this imperfect storm but but sort of not knowing what we know about manmade climate. Change this Made me replicate itself again. So do you think that any action or statement from the the top guys the top women you know Rafa Roger Jovovich if they say and make a statement on this issue do you think then that will push the conversation a little bit more or if if you know Rafa gets into a coughing fit. Is that all of a sudden serious France so worldwide news in a way that And this is a you know. It's a star driven sport. All sports is to some extent are star driven if Rafa Nadal is having a coughing fit and and says this is unsafe that carries an awful lot of weight. That's an international story immediately. I mean the the number one hundred eighty two would I don't remember her ranking The woman who retire a qualifier outside the top fifty was international story. Imagine if better Djokovic Serena I mean the the only guy put on that is in all likelihood the stars are GonNa play indoors and we we talk a lot about how tennis is rigged in favor of the top players and they played the big cords and they know where they're gonNA be. They play at night when everyone else's you know toiling away in the heat. It's going to be even more dramatic and even more pronounced win. Rogers I assume everyone's GonNa practice indoors at any opportunity opportunity. They can then again. It's just a real estate question. I mean you. Two hundred fifty six men and women's singles players never mind everyone else playing two hundred fifty four matches thoroughly so many indoor courts and apparently one of the other indoor facilities the vents were an open. So there's actually smoke in the indoor facility I think I can't remember. I think Ben Rothenberg made the report that but anyway We have yet to hit a ball and I feel like this tournament to some extent has already been defined but let let's I mean we'll follow all the story and I'll be in Melbourne and we can talk next week and we hope that The rains come and the winds go in the right directions and the fires. Die Out but It's it's scary stuff. You'll you'll have to keep us posted. I mean have they have you received any Warnings or kind of bring 'em canary vise. Have you you have they have your accommodations or airlines or anything like that right at any messages for when you land. Yeah I think Bring a mask the advice I got and It's candidly it's different. An abroad cast area than it is. When you're out there playing best to five tennis I think everyone sort of fingers crossed at the ranger supposed to continue and right now. It's fifty six dollars just on the weather APP. It's fifty six degrees in Melbourne. So it's will sort of hope. Hope the weather gods Hope the weather gods do Ruben. I again I would stress that This does not seem to be You hope it is but this does not not seem to be a one off. This is really something that I I would say the planet and I would say Australia and even more targeted. This international sporting event really needs to reckon back in with You you cover you cover majors. And you expect all sorts of upsets and unexpected results and tantrums and breakthroughs and it's part of the beauty of the sport that every major is his whole whole set of Possibility narrative but tournament actually happening is not a headline. I ever envisioned seeing some But the tournament is happening. So why don't we go. Why don't we just kind of quickly rip through the draw? I feel sometimes like these. We all love to preview a tournament and see is defending champ going to defend and who's going to break through and then about seventy two hours into the tournament when you realize break exactly India half the top thirty two seeds advanced to the middle. You know advanced asked around three. It's a it's an achievement. But why don't we. Why don't we indulge ourselves so you'll start with the women? Let's do it. Yeah I mean we've got our draws in front of us here the the most interesting about the women And this is in. Stark contrast to the men is that six different women have won the last seven Australian rain opens and for the men. They've all been won by the same three men except for one Santa Rica inside. So it's a it's it's a very different Women that we've talked about this bills at six weeks. I mean yeah I mean thirty twelve or the last twelve have been one by one of the Big Three. And then you you know Stan Wawrinka thrown in there but On the women's side I mean six of seven right and we're We're also at a point where I think three years. Running we've had at four different majors won four different players right. I mean so this we look at this as you say you look at the draw and you know Ashburn top at the top number one. She Aussie woman comes comes to Melbourne. But she's obviously a real contender but also has struggled here. So what what are your. What are your thoughts Why Open Women's draw? You know what might my top line thought is Serena Williams best chance to win that elusive lucid twenty-fourth major time Margaret Court. Thirty eight years old tie for the all time record I think this is our best shot of her. Whatever the number is does have a remaining major she has? I think this is the best shot she comes in fresh. She comes in having won her first tournament. Post Motherhood in Auckland. She comes in and she looked she looked pretty good looks he looks fit. You reach the major of the final. The previous major which was also on hardcourts. I'm starting to think and tennis has a way of serving up the stories. I wouldn at this point right now..

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

11:25 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"But I'm here in studio with Jamie offering you Jamie doing Jimmy got the Harry. Good good This is just that That window where you just try if loose ends before leaving the country for for two plus weeks but the draw has just come come out is Thursday morning New York time and I figured we would do a little Australian Open preview I feel like we. I can't believe what I'm saying. This you know where it was a headline on. ESPN Australia Open is happening says tournament director. So so that's a good sign but I feel like before we break down the draw. And before we start talking about matches and Jovovich and whether Serena can win twenty four I do feel like we need to dwell for a few minutes on the decidedly a- unpleasant topic of bushfires and smoke in air quality It has not been a good week for Well I would say for the planet but more targeted more specifically for tennis Australia. Rilya a lot of a lot of blowback for what happened the first day of qualifying Things seemed to have calmed down but What are your thoughts about what we saw this week? Yeah the players bears are. They have no shame in explaining that they're having trouble breathing. They need asthma medication or they need to get rid of these. Coughing fits. It's before they can play the next point. I mean so difficulties players it's It's kind of remarkable You know I know some. Some people are speaking out saying saying that. They can't let this go that they have to sort of step up and you know make a change and and really say like. We can't play this tournament but to your point. I'm pretty sure they're going to play this tournament and It's going to be rough. I mean we talk about heat is always an issue in Australia. We're not going to have heat rakes. They might have to have some sort of air quality. I mean is this going to be like mile high where they have oxygen tanks on the on the sidelines. You say that jokingly I don't know where to start with this I think that There was a real misstep of the tournament. I mean everybody was watching to see what was going to happen. That first day of qualifying and and we kept hearing that in Melbourne people were told not to go outdoors. And if you were in a construction unit put down your tools and they cancelled sporting events and the Aussie rules football. All team had cancelled practice and horse races were cancelled the only event seemed to have gone on was qualifying for a major. And I just don't get usually usually. The Australian Open is so buttoned up and they're really good from from a marketing and PR department from a marketing PR standpoint. I can't figure out everybody's at all with their so greedy. It's all about the money the and I'm thinking money it's it's the first week of qualifying there no. TV deals that are living and dying based on your coverage for for qualifying. You're dealing with players. Who by nature flexible about their travel? Plans you don't have a lot of fans on site is seems like an easy 'cause seemed like a no brainer and there was a one hour break and then players on the court and we saw one player actually retire during a match because of a coughing thin you say all sorts of players took to social media not just players were qualifying all flying. But don't believe this video Lena. We who are practicing for the main draw and are there in are aware of what's happening Exact and the so all of a sudden the story went from from G. It's it's great Great misfortune that Australia's going through this and it's really radically changed things too while. Those Australian Open organizers don't have their act together and even though the Melbourne age the local paper's masthead at Oriel was about how flawed this decision was. So this was not people from a world away casting judgement. I mean even on on the Ground Simon Briggs of telegraph in the UK may people who were on the on the ground so this is absolutely nuts. And if this replicates it's I mean hopefully league just Ralian Open in tennis. Australia learned its lesson but if this replicate itself next week it could really be catastrophic from a PR standpoint but also also for players competing in best-of-five matches under under these conditions. So I think the the big thing is about the conditions being quote unquote playable. I think there's a big difference between sure you can go out there and play and is it safe. Is it healthy. Is it okay for these players to be competing in those conditions. I mean I think of it like we had a big snowstorm right and they're like sure the roads are you can drive on the roads but you probably shouldn't right. They're they're they're clear but it's not safe Out there right stay home. So it's SORTA very similar. I mean they're saying yeah the road all right. We've we've sort of paved them through but it's not exactly the safest place for you guys be right now probably better for everyone to say home so in this case sure I is are the conditions playable. Can they go out there and can. Can they do what they need to do. Sure but what is it the best thing for player health and safety and I'm not sure I mean I don't know what do you what do you think the solution should be. If next week come made mean in draw time then this continues. I mean it's it's a terrible situation and the I mean I I I get the the snow on the road. Analogy the difference here. Is that that if you don't play you're out of the tournament so this isn't hey we're leaving it to you and we're advising against it but hey make your own decision if matches are going on in and you're trying to qualify and you say you know what this is crazy. I'm I'm staying inside you ain't advancing to the next round so If the agency sort of left the the the players at that point I think the other thing I wrote about this week is the obvious solutions. Well you just move matches indoors all their only three indoor covered facilities. If you have a practice center where in theory you could put matches there. But they're only three I only I mean it's it's the most in the majors but you have three indoor facilities with roofs. There are two hundred fifty four matches in the course of of a major All this talk mice John McEnroe yesterday. All we should have an indoor major. I'm not sure that quite works out when you have two hundred and fifty four singles matches plus doubles plus juniors plus wheelchair I think people talked about moving to another time of year moving the Australian Open. I think something else that we haven't talked about much. You have these indices and you have if the air quality is ax. Then we're we're GONNA cancel and it fits beneath that threshold matches go on and that's similar to what we have for for heat. The difference with extreme heat is that there are a lot of data points and we know what what the body can take and we know about hydration and we know about body Wade we know about conditioned athletes versus fans. There's a lot of information on heat. Nobody he knows about this man. I don't what what are the effect six months down the road. The long term effects are. I think they're exactly I. I mean I also worry about. Is these matches go on and six months wants from now. Player ECK says I had to take ninety days out of my year because I had these toxic particulates in my lungs We don't know anything about this so the tournament will go on as as the headline reads but A little figurative cloud has already been cast over this event event. And I think there's GonNa be a long long post mortem after this tournament. You hope this is a one off you hope this was this imperfect storm but but sort of not knowing what we know about manmade climate. Change this Made me replicate itself again. So do you think that any action or statement from the the top guys the top women you know Rafa Roger Jovovich if they say and make a statement on this issue do you think then that will push the conversation a little bit more or if if you know Rafa gets into a coughing fit. Is that all of a sudden serious France so worldwide news in a way that And this is a you know. It's a star driven sport. All sports is to some extent are star driven if Rafa Nadal is having a coughing fit and and says this is unsafe that carries an awful lot of weight. That's an international story immediately. I mean the the number one hundred eighty two would I don't remember her ranking The woman who retire a qualifier outside the top fifty was international story. Imagine if better Djokovic Serena I mean the the only guy put on that is in all likelihood the stars are GonNa play indoors and we we talk a lot about how tennis is rigged in favor of the top players and they played the big cords and they know where they're gonNA be. They play at night when everyone else's you know toiling away in the heat. It's going to be even more dramatic and even more pronounced win. Rogers I assume everyone's GonNa practice indoors at any opportunity opportunity. They can then again. It's just a real estate question. I mean you. Two hundred fifty six men and women's singles players never mind everyone else playing two hundred fifty four matches thoroughly so many indoor courts and apparently one of the other indoor facilities the vents were an open. So there's actually smoke in the indoor facility I think I can't remember. I think Ben Rothenberg made the report that but anyway We have yet to hit a ball and I feel like this tournament to some extent has already been defined but let let's I mean we'll follow all the story and I'll be in Melbourne and we can talk next week and we hope that The rains come and the winds go in the right directions and the fires. Die Out but It's it's scary stuff. You'll you'll have to keep us posted. I mean have they have you received any Warnings or kind of bring 'em canary vise. Have you you have they have your accommodations or airlines or anything like that right at any messages for when you land. Yeah I think Bring a mask the advice I got and It's candidly it's different. An abroad cast area than it is. When you're out there playing best to five tennis I think everyone sort of fingers crossed at the ranger supposed to continue and right now. It's fifty six dollars just on the weather APP. It's fifty six degrees in Melbourne. So it's will sort of hope. Hope the weather gods Hope the weather gods do Ruben. I again I would stress that This does not seem to be You hope it is but this does not not seem to be a one off. This is really something that I I would say the planet and I would say Australia and even more targeted. This international sporting event really needs to reckon back in with You you cover you cover majors. And you expect all sorts of upsets and unexpected results and tantrums and breakthroughs and it's part of the beauty of the sport that every major is his whole whole set of Possibility narrative but tournament actually happening is not a headline. I ever envisioned seeing some But the tournament is happening. So why don't we go. Why don't we just kind of quickly rip through the draw? I feel sometimes like these. We all love to preview a tournament and see is defending champ going to defend and who's going to break through and then about seventy two hours into the tournament when you realize break exactly India half the top thirty two seeds advanced to the middle. You know advanced asked around three. It's a it's an achievement. But why don't we. Why don't we indulge ourselves so you'll start with the women? Let's do it. Yeah I mean we've got our draws in front of us here the the most interesting about the women And this is in. Stark contrast to the men is that six different women have won the last seven Australian rain opens and for the men. They've all been won by the same three men except for one Santa Rica inside..

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

Beyond the Baseline

11:25 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond the Baseline

"But I'm here in studio with Jamie offering you Jamie doing Jimmy got the Harry. Good good This is just that That window where you just try if loose ends before leaving the country for for two plus weeks but the draw has just come come out is Thursday morning New York time and I figured we would do a little Australian Open preview I feel like we. I can't believe what I'm saying. This you know where it was a headline on. ESPN Australia Open is happening says tournament director. So so that's a good sign but I feel like before we break down the draw. And before we start talking about matches and Jovovich and whether Serena can win twenty four I do feel like we need to dwell for a few minutes on the decidedly a- unpleasant topic of bushfires and smoke in air quality It has not been a good week for Well I would say for the planet but more targeted more specifically for tennis Australia. Rilya a lot of a lot of blowback for what happened the first day of qualifying Things seemed to have calmed down but What are your thoughts about what we saw this week? Yeah the players bears are. They have no shame in explaining that they're having trouble breathing. They need asthma medication or they need to get rid of these. Coughing fits. It's before they can play the next point. I mean so difficulties players it's It's kind of remarkable You know I know some. Some people are speaking out saying saying that. They can't let this go that they have to sort of step up and you know make a change and and really say like. We can't play this tournament but to your point. I'm pretty sure they're going to play this tournament and It's going to be rough. I mean we talk about heat is always an issue in Australia. We're not going to have heat rakes. They might have to have some sort of air quality. I mean is this going to be like mile high where they have oxygen tanks on the on the sidelines. You say that jokingly I don't know where to start with this I think that There was a real misstep of the tournament. I mean everybody was watching to see what was going to happen. That first day of qualifying and and we kept hearing that in Melbourne people were told not to go outdoors. And if you were in a construction unit put down your tools and they cancelled sporting events and the Aussie rules football. All team had cancelled practice and horse races were cancelled the only event seemed to have gone on was qualifying for a major. And I just don't get usually usually. The Australian Open is so buttoned up and they're really good from from a marketing and PR department from a marketing PR standpoint. I can't figure out everybody's at all with their so greedy. It's all about the money the and I'm thinking money it's it's the first week of qualifying there no. TV deals that are living and dying based on your coverage for for qualifying. You're dealing with players. Who by nature flexible about their travel? Plans you don't have a lot of fans on site is seems like an easy 'cause seemed like a no brainer and there was a one hour break and then players on the court and we saw one player actually retire during a match because of a coughing thin you say all sorts of players took to social media not just players were qualifying all flying. But don't believe this video Lena. We who are practicing for the main draw and are there in are aware of what's happening Exact and the so all of a sudden the story went from from G. It's it's great Great misfortune that Australia's going through this and it's really radically changed things too while. Those Australian Open organizers don't have their act together and even though the Melbourne age the local paper's masthead at Oriel was about how flawed this decision was. So this was not people from a world away casting judgement. I mean even on on the Ground Simon Briggs of telegraph in the UK may people who were on the on the ground so this is absolutely nuts. And if this replicates it's I mean hopefully league just Ralian Open in tennis. Australia learned its lesson but if this replicate itself next week it could really be catastrophic from a PR standpoint but also also for players competing in best-of-five matches under under these conditions. So I think the the big thing is about the conditions being quote unquote playable. I think there's a big difference between sure you can go out there and play and is it safe. Is it healthy. Is it okay for these players to be competing in those conditions. I mean I think of it like we had a big snowstorm right and they're like sure the roads are you can drive on the roads but you probably shouldn't right. They're they're they're clear but it's not safe Out there right stay home. So it's SORTA very similar. I mean they're saying yeah the road all right. We've we've sort of paved them through but it's not exactly the safest place for you guys be right now probably better for everyone to say home so in this case sure I is are the conditions playable. Can they go out there and can. Can they do what they need to do. Sure but what is it the best thing for player health and safety and I'm not sure I mean I don't know what do you what do you think the solution should be. If next week come made mean in draw time then this continues. I mean it's it's a terrible situation and the I mean I I I get the the snow on the road. Analogy the difference here. Is that that if you don't play you're out of the tournament so this isn't hey we're leaving it to you and we're advising against it but hey make your own decision if matches are going on in and you're trying to qualify and you say you know what this is crazy. I'm I'm staying inside you ain't advancing to the next round so If the agency sort of left the the the players at that point I think the other thing I wrote about this week is the obvious solutions. Well you just move matches indoors all their only three indoor covered facilities. If you have a practice center where in theory you could put matches there. But they're only three I only I mean it's it's the most in the majors but you have three indoor facilities with roofs. There are two hundred fifty four matches in the course of of a major All this talk mice John McEnroe yesterday. All we should have an indoor major. I'm not sure that quite works out when you have two hundred and fifty four singles matches plus doubles plus juniors plus wheelchair I think people talked about moving to another time of year moving the Australian Open. I think something else that we haven't talked about much. You have these indices and you have if the air quality is ax. Then we're we're GONNA cancel and it fits beneath that threshold matches go on and that's similar to what we have for for heat. The difference with extreme heat is that there are a lot of data points and we know what what the body can take and we know about hydration and we know about body Wade we know about conditioned athletes versus fans. There's a lot of information on heat. Nobody he knows about this man. I don't what what are the effect six months down the road. The long term effects are. I think they're exactly I. I mean I also worry about. Is these matches go on and six months wants from now. Player ECK says I had to take ninety days out of my year because I had these toxic particulates in my lungs We don't know anything about this so the tournament will go on as as the headline reads but A little figurative cloud has already been cast over this event event. And I think there's GonNa be a long long post mortem after this tournament. You hope this is a one off you hope this was this imperfect storm but but sort of not knowing what we know about manmade climate. Change this Made me replicate itself again. So do you think that any action or statement from the the top guys the top women you know Rafa Roger Jovovich if they say and make a statement on this issue do you think then that will push the conversation a little bit more or if if you know Rafa gets into a coughing fit. Is that all of a sudden serious France so worldwide news in a way that And this is a you know. It's a star driven sport. All sports is to some extent are star driven if Rafa Nadal is having a coughing fit and and says this is unsafe that carries an awful lot of weight. That's an international story immediately. I mean the the number one hundred eighty two would I don't remember her ranking The woman who retire a qualifier outside the top fifty was international story. Imagine if better Djokovic Serena I mean the the only guy put on that is in all likelihood the stars are GonNa play indoors and we we talk a lot about how tennis is rigged in favor of the top players and they played the big cords and they know where they're gonNA be. They play at night when everyone else's you know toiling away in the heat. It's going to be even more dramatic and even more pronounced win. Rogers I assume everyone's GonNa practice indoors at any opportunity opportunity. They can then again. It's just a real estate question. I mean you. Two hundred fifty six men and women's singles players never mind everyone else playing two hundred fifty four matches thoroughly so many indoor courts and apparently one of the other indoor facilities the vents were an open. So there's actually smoke in the indoor facility I think I can't remember. I think Ben Rothenberg made the report that but anyway We have yet to hit a ball and I feel like this tournament to some extent has already been defined but let let's I mean we'll follow all the story and I'll be in Melbourne and we can talk next week and we hope that The rains come and the winds go in the right directions and the fires. Die Out but It's it's scary stuff. You'll you'll have to keep us posted. I mean have they have you received any Warnings or kind of bring 'em canary vise. Have you you have they have your accommodations or airlines or anything like that right at any messages for when you land. Yeah I think Bring a mask the advice I got and It's candidly it's different. An abroad cast area than it is. When you're out there playing best to five tennis I think everyone sort of fingers crossed at the ranger supposed to continue and right now. It's fifty six dollars just on the weather APP. It's fifty six degrees in Melbourne. So it's will sort of hope. Hope the weather gods Hope the weather gods do Ruben. I again I would stress that This does not seem to be You hope it is but this does not not seem to be a one off. This is really something that I I would say the planet and I would say Australia and even more targeted. This international sporting event really needs to reckon back in with You you cover you cover majors. And you expect all sorts of upsets and unexpected results and tantrums and breakthroughs and it's part of the beauty of the sport that every major is his whole whole set of Possibility narrative but tournament actually happening is not a headline. I ever envisioned seeing some But the tournament is happening. So why don't we go. Why don't we just kind of quickly rip through the draw? I feel sometimes like these. We all love to preview a tournament and see is defending champ going to defend and who's going to break through and then about seventy two hours into the tournament when you realize break exactly India half the top thirty two seeds advanced to the middle. You know advanced asked around three. It's a it's an achievement. But why don't we. Why don't we indulge ourselves so you'll start with the women? Let's do it. Yeah I mean we've got our draws in front of us here the the most interesting about the women And this is in. Stark contrast to the men is that six different women have won the last seven Australian rain opens and for the men. They've all been won by the same three men except for one Santa Rica inside..

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

11:13 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"You reach the major of the final. The previous major which was also on hardcourts. I'm starting to think. Tennis has a way of serving up these stories. I wouldn at this point right now. I'd like to reserve the The right to perhaps reconsider right right now. I'd I'd think Serena's got a good chances. Anyone put it that way. I totally agree and I think it would be right up. Tennis's alley to have her win her win in a place that is probably the farthest or technically is the farthest from home. I think the US Open. I mean as you said we've had we had so many chances for her last year and The Way accentuation got the best of her in in in all of those Moments and for her to be kind of off the grade in a completely different time zone. Most people probably aren't paying attention. You know an art washable weekend. Yes I mean this is. This is a time where all eyes are not maybe answering and for her at this point with what's on the line it's Sounds like a good recipe for number twenty two really good point am clay is going to be tough for her no matter what. I think Wimbledon. It's not as tough as clay but the premium on movement and you're right the history there is just you know being in London and being at Wimbledon for her is almost just as homecourt advantage quote unquote as being Or disadvantage as being at the US Open. Because she's dominated there like you said the royals are there her her friend. Meghan markle comes. You know. It's this big thing she. She loves being in Europe as she loves being there. But at the end of the day that brings a lot of You know people who will will take the flight to London and come see are in the middle of the summer so makes it that much harder in the US. Open we the history recent history. There is what it is i. I think you're absolutely right I think she's she's playing. Well the surface favor every other day favors her family's there but I think you're absolutely right that the fact that this it's two in the morning and this is not the most prominent of the majors in the US. It's super bowl weekend. The finals I think coincide with Super Bowl weekend What about our defending champion? The Sokha one plans to announce the number the number next to her name is also I think in her favor the fact that she is not the number one seed not the number Tuesday not even the number three seed. She's still sort of flying in that You know low. Low Fly zone is is also To her advantage. But you know it but keep to keep winning. That title. Bumped her up to number eight seed which means nothing to quarterfinals. She play a player. But now is the difference. Nine eight and we'll doing talking about Medvedev also moving from five to four I think you're right. I think eight You know you love to be the number one player in the world but moving into that top eight also Really advantages her. What she starts the tournament knowing it won't be until quarterfinals so she meets a higher ranked opponent Nam Esaka both a few other names defending champ. She's got a new coach her another one another one. I'm going to say this is like a four four since this time last year. So it's an interesting Thing to think about You know usually somebody has new coaches and just keeps pushing through. I don't know what that says there who that says about more but it's an interesting relationship. Women visit cracked correct. And I. I'M IN. I think. It kind of cuts both ways on the one hand. It does not suggest much in the way of stability. I mean a lot of players Yo Jovic and then the dull segues from his uncle Carlos. Moya fa I mean a lot of players Joe Serena stick with one coat on the other hand. It shows a real sort of ambition and maybe impatience and assertiveness. And I I think it cuts both ways. I mean it also says someone who listened. I've got some real goals here in this player on this guy I'm working with is not helping me achieve those. I need to make a change so I think she's not okay with meteorologist at this point she wants to keep it going and Keep getting better which we're all for it. We'll see he. Also she lost in the in the lead up right and in in Brisbane pushback after holding match points so on the one hand. You're in a toss up match with the number two player in the world. No shame in that you know you mentioned. Bardy who lost to to Jen Brady That's a much different kind of loss. Losing the push give on the other hand coming into a major that you're defending having lost on matchpoints In your previous match might not be the ideal tune-up any other I mean as you said eating implicit she Number two seed. She slayer last year. Yes she starts off against Kiki Donovan which which I should be an interesting match Yeah there's some interesting sorry that's phone going off to the story. My Life Modina Vicente obviously not the player she was at least not in singles but No that status a tough first round match as long as you brought up first round matches Venus and cocoa of course is the The WHO writes this stuff and I think that Ns man. I know that's what I'm saying. Serene that's When when Serena Wins Twenty four will know This had been pre authored in advance but I look at this. Women's draw it sort of that. The theme we always talk about. Which is women's draw wide open? Men's draw three names you circle and then the significant climb I worry I'm just like I'm just doing. Just go down these names. I mean how came within a few points of Yeah but that's winning this event two years ago but has not been. That's a tough. I refer army just mentioned John Brady Yes she's she's lost in. Lost in tuneups did hall up right. I mean she looked great but ever since that Wimbledon Twenty nineteen year old on sure. And that's a tough first round match but if she can get through that You Know WanNa put a pastor was her only title Twenty Nineteen winning Wimbledon Patrick came within a few points of winning the title last year and incompleteness great comebacks where she is a player who historically has been very averse to adverse conditions to heat and she says breathing issues. She's a player that I with clearly speculation MRS and based on anything other than some past history. But she's the kind of player you worry about if the air quality is loves as a player WHO's had breathing in respiratory issues in the past. I will say though. She's been Remarkably more favor durable since you know since coming back so we'll give her that but I agree that's Not not the greatest given given the conditions I would also Circle the Maria Sharapova. Don Vich first rounder on their if Maria Sharapova a wildcard loses in the first round of the Australian Open. And you're right she. She plays a seed in one thousand nine hundred in her first round match. I don't know how long I mean. It's it's sort of unseemly to speculate about players careers in an individual sport. Play as long as you like but how much longer if Maria Sharapova does not do well in Australia again a wild card this year and he draws a seed in her first round match. How more of these can she take? I mean she She's definitely had a lot to overcome off the court in the past couple of years so it will be interesting to see how she fares throughout this whole year and then once we get to the end what her position is. I'll circle and other wildcard for you. Cook Vandeweghe Nice to see her back in a in a main draw of a major former semi-finalist in Australia three years ago as well Are Gimme so let's just cut to the chase PIC winner. I think I'm with you on Serena really the more we talk about it and the more I'm always You know picking these things as you say I mean you wake up after day. After day to day three and all broke loose. The seeds are carnage. And you're left with nothing not you said in the beginning so I'm all for Some feel good stories. Tennis has a way of writing these things. That looking back are just absolutely insane that you couldn't script better so I'm with you. I think the card seemed be in Serena's favour and I'll go with that. You want to give me a sleeper I will give you caroline Wozniacki as just a a kind of unseeded unseeded players. Here that are are are kind of dangerous. I mean Talk about sharp over being a wildcard wozniacki also unseeded. She will retire after this. So you know what I would give it to her to go hard and You know leave it all out there. And there's no reason why she she can't have a nice little run here and Mcgrath as I say Razi Name. That isn't seated. Yeah A coaching change. That probably was a longtime coming in a long time overdue. This is a player chronologically in the prime of her career. She could retire tomorrow. Probably be hall of fame player and she's not seated outside. The Group of people was Yankee Sharipova. Mcgrew if you gave that list of names at any other point in time would you ever if you had a ABCD multiple choice. Would you ever choose the answer that said most dangerous unseeded players? I mean it's it's three three hall of Famers Without a without a number next to their name All right any other any other sleeper players playing well and I. I feel like we go through this all the time where there are a lot of players that play well in the in the tune-ups events and they either keep that momentum or they've overplayed and Daniel Collins who a very nice Australian Open last year and then sort of Spain tilt I mean. She's played terrific. She's winning matches left and right so far. These first two weeks of the season If she has not overplayed Sabah Lenka is another name that I would put sort of same same theory coming in very much. Inform- you just worry about overplaying and I know we. We've talked about that on the side to that these. Atp Cup matches where players of not only played four matches but some of these have been very intense matches under these trying emotional circumstance. I'm you look at Nidal's dolls. Lost two matches already and you look at the four matches he's played and I'm not sure that is optimal preparation before major but Mild Daniel Collins as my sort of qualifies darkhorse having been a week to player last year but But that's a very nice start to the talk All right let's switch to them in real quick As opposed to the women. And we say this for years. This has been a A recurring theme that if the men women's field as wide open the men's is a closed shop in its three names and I would say what one name then you can add to. And then it's a long staircase down. Is someone other than those? Put it this way. Jamie Novak. Djokovic your seven-time champion defending champion Would you take him or the field? I mean I think you gotTa Golf Djokovic over a hundred and twenty seven other players combined yes you make it. Sound really tempting but It's it's amazing. I mean we started at the beginning here but these guys together. The Big Three have won all the last twelve grand slams in total but thirteen of the last fourteen. Australian opens have been won by other Federal Dandala JOVIC MINUS REVEREND..

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"australian open" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

Beyond The Baseline

12:40 min | 6 months ago

"australian open" Discussed on Beyond The Baseline

"For Australia. But I'm here in studio with Jamie offering you Jamie doing Jimmy got. How are you good? Good this is just that That window where you just try if loose ends before leaving the country for for two plus weeks but the draw has just come out. It is Thursday morning New York time and I figured we would do a little Australian. Open preview I feel like we. I can't believe I'm saying this. You know where it was a headline on. Espn Australia Open is happening says tournament director. So so that's a good sign but I feel like before we break down the draw. And before we start talking about matches and Jovic and whether Serena can win twenty four I do feel like we need to dwell for a few minutes on the decidedly a- unpleasant topic of Bushfires and smoke in air quality It has not been a good week for Well I would say for the planet but more targeted more specifically for tennis Australia. A lot of a lot of blowback for what happened the first day of qualifying Things seemed to have calmed down but What are your thoughts about what we saw this week? Yeah the players are. They have no shame in explaining that they're having trouble breathing. They need asthma medication or they need to get rid of these. Coughing fits before they can play the next point. I mean so difficulties players it's It's kind of remarkable You know I know some. Some people are speaking out saying that. They can't let this go that they have to sort of step up and you know make a change and and really say like. We can't play this tournament but to your point I'm pretty sure they're gonNA play this tournament and It's going to be rough. I mean we talk about heat is always an issue in Australia. We're not going to have heat rakes. They might have to have some sort of air quality. I mean is this going to be like mile high where they have oxygen tanks on the on the sidelines. You say that jokingly I don't know where to start with this. I think that There was a real misstep of the tournament. I mean everybody was watching to see what was going to happen. That first day of qualifying and we kept hearing that in Melbourne people were told not to go outdoors. And if you were in a construction unit put down your tools and they cancelled sporting events and the Aussie rules. Football team had cancelled. Practice and horse races were cancelled. The only event seemed to have gone on was qualifying for a major. And I just don't get usually. The Australian Open is so buttoned up and they're really good from from a marketing and PR department from a marketing PR standpoint. I can't figure out everybody's at all with their so greedy. It's all about the money and I'm thinking money it's it's the first week of qualifying there no. Tv deals that are living and dying based on your coverage for for qualifying. You're dealing with players. Who by nature flexible about their travel? Plans you don't have a lot of fans on site is seems like an easy 'cause seemed like a no brainer and there was a one hour break and then players on the court and we saw one player actually retire during a match because of a coughing thin you say all sorts of players took to social media not just players were qualifying but don't believe Alina Que- who are practicing for the main draw and are there in are aware of what's happening Exact and the so all of a sudden the story went from G. It's it's great Great misfortune that Australia's going through this and it's really radically changed things too while. Those Australian Open organizers. Don't have their act together and even though the Melbourne Age the local paper's masthead at Oriel was about how flawed this decision was. So this was not people from a world away casting judgement. I mean even on the Ground Simon Briggs of Telegraph in the UK may people who were on the on the ground so this is absolutely nuts. And if this replicates it's I mean hopefully disraeli and open and tennis. Australia learned its lesson but if this replicate itself next week it could really be catastrophic from a PR standpoint but also for players competing in best-of-five matches under under these conditions. So I think the the big thing is about the conditions being quote unquote playable. I think there's a big difference between you can go out there and play and is it safe. Is it healthy? Is it okay for these players to be competing in those conditions? I mean I think of it like we had a big snowstorm right and they're like sure the roads are you can drive on the roads but you probably shouldn't right. They're they're they're clear but it's not safe out there right. Stay home so it's sort very similar. I mean they're saying yeah the road all right. We've we've sort of paved them through. But it's not exactly the safest place for you guys to be right now probably better for everyone to say home so in this case sure I is are the conditions playable. Can they go out there and can? Can they do what they need to do? Sure but is it the best thing for player health and safety and I'm not sure I mean I don't know what do you. What do you think the solution should be? If next week. Come made mean. Draw time this continues. I mean it's it's a terrible situation and the I mean I I. I get the the snow on the road. Analogy the difference here. Is that if you don't play you're out of the tournament so this isn't hey we're leaving it to you and we're advising against it but hey make your own decision if matches are going on in your trying to qualify and you say you know what this is crazy. I'm I'm staying inside. You Ain't advancing to the next round so If the agency sort of left the the players at that point I think the other thing I wrote about this week is the obvious solutions. Well you just move matches indoors. All their only three indoor covered facilities. You have a practice center. Where in theory? You could put matches there. But they're only three I only I mean it's it's the most in the majors but you have three indoor facilities with roofs. There are two hundred fifty four matches in the course of of a major All this talk mice John McEnroe yesterday. All we should have an indoor major. I'm not sure that quite works out when you have two hundred and fifty four singles matches plus doubles plus juniors plus wheelchair I think people talked about moving to another time of year moving the Australian Open. I think something else that we haven't talked about much. You have these indices and you have if the air quality is ax. Then we're GONNA cancel on. Its fits beneath that threshold matches. Go on and that's similar to what we have for for heat. The difference with extreme heat is that there are a lot of data points and we know what the body can take and we know about hydration and we know about Body Wade. We know about conditioned athletes versus fans. There's a lot of information on heat. Nobody knows about this but I don't know what are the effect six months down the road the long term effects are. I think they're exactly I. I mean I also worry about. Is these matches go on and six months from now? Player ECK says I had to take ninety days out of my year because I had these toxic particulates in my lungs We don't know anything about this so the tournament will go on as as the headline reads but A little figurative cloud has already been cast over this event. And I think there's GonNa be a long long post mortem after this tournament. You hope this is a one off you hope this was this imperfect storm but sort of not knowing what we know about manmade climate change. This made me replicate itself again. So do you think that any action or statement from the the top guys the top women you know Rafa Roger Jovovich if they say and make a statement on this issue do you think then that will push the conversation a little bit more or if if you know. Rafa gets into a coughing fit. Is that all of a sudden serious. So worldwide news in a way that And this is a you know. It's a star driven sport. All sports is to some extent are star driven if Rafa Nadal is having a coughing fit and says this is unsafe that carries an awful lot of weight. That's an international story immediately. I mean the the number one hundred eighty two would I don't remember her ranking The woman who retired a qualifier outside the top fifty was international story. Imagine if better Djokovic Serena I mean the the only guy put on that is in all likelihood the stars are GonNa play indoors and we we talk a lot about how tennis is rigged in favor of the top players. And they played the big cords. And they know where they're gonNA be. They play at night. When everyone else's you know toiling away in the heat. It's going to be even more dramatic and even more pronounced win. Rogers I assume everyone's GonNa practice indoors at any opportunity. They can that again. It's just a real estate question. I mean you. Two hundred fifty six men and women's singles players never mind everyone else playing two hundred fifty four matches thoroughly so many indoor courts and apparently at one of the other indoor facilities the vents were an open. So there's actually smoke in the indoor facility I think I can't remember. I think Ben Rothenberg made report that but anyway We have yet to hit a ball and I feel like this tournament to some extent has already been defined but let let's I mean we'll follow the story and I'll be in Melbourne and we can talk next week and we hope that The rains come and the winds go in the right directions and the fires. Die Out but It's it's scary stuff. You'll you'll have to keep us posted. I mean have they. Have you received any Warnings or kind of bring 'em Canary vise. Have you have they have your accommodations or airlines or anything like that right at any messages for when you land? Yeah I think Bring a mask was the advice. I got and It's candidly it's different in a broadcast area than it is. When you're out there playing best to five tennis I think everyone sort of fingers crossed at the ranger supposed to continue and right now. It's fifty six dollars just on the weather APP. It's fifty six degrees in Melbourne. So it's we'll sort of hope. Hope the weather gods Hope the weather gods do Ruben. I again I would stress that This does not seem to be You hope it is but this does not seem to be a one off. This is really something that I I would say the planet and I would say Australia and even more targeted. This international sporting event really needs to reckon with You cover you cover majors. And you expect all sorts of upsets and unexpected results and tantrums and breakthroughs and it's part of the beauty of the sport that every major is his whole set of Possibility narrative but tournament actually happening is not a headline. I ever envisioned seeing some But the tournament is happening. So why don't we go? Why don't we just kind of quickly rip through the draw? I feel sometimes like these. We all love to preview a tournament and see is defending champ going to defend and who's going to break through and then about seventy two hours into the tournament when you realize break exactly India half the top thirty two seeds advanced to the middle. You know advanced around three. It's a it's an achievement dumb. But why don't we? Why don't we indulge ourselves so you'll start with the women? Let's do it. Yeah I mean we've got our draws in front of us here the the most interesting about the women And this is in. Stark contrast to the men is that six different women have won the last seven Australian opens and for the men. They've all been won by the same three men except for one Santa Rica inside. So it's a it's a very different Women that we've talked about this bills at six weeks. I mean yeah I mean thirty twelve or the last twelve have been one by one of the Big Three. And then you know Stan Wawrinka thrown in there but On the women's side I mean six of seven right and we're We're also at a point where I think three years. Running we've had four different majors won by different players right. I mean so this we look at this as you say you look at the draw and you know. Ashburn top at the top number one. She Aussie women comes comes to Melbourne. But she's obviously a real contender but also has struggled here. So what what are your. What are your thoughts? Why Open Women's draw? You know what might my top line thought is Serena Williams best chance to win that elusive twenty-fourth major tie Margaret cort. Thirty eight years old tie for the all time record I think this is our best shot of her. Whatever the number is have a remaining major she has. I think this is the best shot she comes in fresh. She comes in having won her first tournament. Post Motherhood in Auckland. She comes in in. She looked she looked pretty good looks he looks fit..

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The Road to Building Products with Nick Lesec

The Esports Startup

06:50 min | 8 months ago

The Road to Building Products with Nick Lesec

"You've worked, it might not work in sports. Priority did working gaming. Yeah, actually. So after college I went and got A. An associate's degree actually. Went from a bachelors back to an associates. In game production. So. We learned the basics of everything that goes into making a game. Things like design arts animation programming all that fun stuff. and. From there actually was a QA tester to K-. If you've ever played the game, x Com. You're welcome. I mean I was just the tester but. Actually not the funnest job, but What what is quickly because I know that's a lot of people when they wanted to get into sports or wanted to in the gaming. Gaming particularly. Yes, cigarettes entry level it like the dream job right? Yeah, yeah, and I! I was imagining like Grandma's boy. Everyone just sitting around playing video games all day high fiving each other. But? It's basically you're you're playing. A broken piece of software. Over and over. For eight hours a day. Minimum. There's lot of overtime. And you're you're looking for bugs and logging the bugs. Wow, that sounds thrilling is grueling. Prefer too late to the game comes out. Yeah Yeah. And then. From there action went to t h Q, which is now defunct. Publisher for for Video Games. They were up there with like EA Knack Division things like that. I was doing trade marketing there, which is like retail marketing, so we worked a lot with. basically like physical stores for the marketing that goes on in there like you know these big displays in the store, or you know how to position the game on the shelf and things like that. It was a mix of that as well as trade show coordination, which is really fun I. Really Liked doing the trade show stuff. There's a lot of moving parts. So I got to flex my project. Management skills there That's where I learned a lot of those skills and. You get to travel a lot. which was superfund fun. There would be like six months out of the year where it's just like nonstop travel going around the country even got to go to whistler. Canada, which is like Super Nice. Snowboarding slash ski resort town. That was really really cool and I found out that Canadians are just way way more active than. than all of Americans every day there, let's go bungee jumping and. Let's. Let's go skiing and snowboarding and let's. What is it called? Let's go zip lining unlike. Anita NAP. Yeah, I think Austrailia goes to whistler to work on the mountain. So many Soviet, my friends throughout like this, a high school and college years ended up going to whistle to like train people. Get to work out the lift operators or trade. kind of stuff. So. Yeah, you make a lot. Australians there as well. How did you get into product management specifically? Well. As well with a lot of product managers. That was kind of something that. Is Not something necessarily planned on. Something I kind of fell into and then fell in love with it. So basically I was at. A Marketing Company for beauty products. In their digital department, for like their websites and everything and I was doing what they called I was digital producer. is mostly because they were a TV company. They made a lot of infomercials. That's their bread and butter and where they came from. Then they introduced. They found out about this thing called the Internet and. You know. Put their products on the websites and everything and they were just like you like you coordinate and. Developers and all these people to build stuff. Oh, you're your producer digital producer your digital producers. But it became clear pretty quickly that like for this company to succeed and grow. You need to embrace this whole. Internet thing. It's not going away. So they decided to get really serious and build out this department and and start to treat this department and the rest of the company more like a Internet company like an e commerce company. And so that entailed redefining some roles so one day they were like. Your product manager now and I was like what is i. don't even know what that is. So I looked it up and I did all his research and. Along with my fellow digital producers now recently product managers. And it was really cool like it. Like opened up this whole world I didn't even know was there at the time. And I. Remember One of my my co workers. He's like. This whole product management thing this is this is a really big deal like this is a huge step forward for us like take this very seriously and so I did and I studied the hell out of it. You know trained myself on a lot of best practices and things like that reading books, articles and Talking to people and was actually able to help. Build out the product management discipline. there. Since I seem to be. One of the folks that cared. To do so and. Yeah just. Being able to learn and teach these things and then apply them in real life. was just so cool and it's one of those jobs that like. You can see the results with with numbers and everything and you can. You can gauge success. And I mean that's how I got started. And then from there I went to that that learning company I was telling you about would that have made sure product management organization already in place and. was able to learn a lot more there

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