8 Burst results for "Carlos Ankara"

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

09:18 min | 2 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"I mean he's only lost one match hasn't he since alcaraz beating in Madrid and that was to Rafael Nadal at the French Open. You know, it's such a long, unbeaten stretch that he's on now. I'm not including the labor cup there, by the way, just noted. Just for anyone who mentions that. And yeah, he's just in a really good place. How do we feel about the implementation of this rule that he's qualified for the HTTP finals? Because he's guaranteed to finish in the top 20 as a Grand Slam champion when that Grand Slam this year was Wimbledon, which the ATP effectively said didn't really count as an ACP event because they stripped it of ranking points. It does feel a little bit to me like the ATP has chosen two lanes there. Yep. It's a mess. It's a mess. And I think Djokovic might well end up getting in anyway because I think he's going to play Paris and he'll probably do well there. And look, the ATP finals are better if Novak Djokovic is there. That's for sure. But I don't know, I just don't think it's doesn't sit quite right, that they've stripped Wimbledon of ranking points and basically kind of of its ATP status. And yet they're still implementing this rule. Sort of pick a lane, it feels a bit like that. Yeah. It's completely inconsistent. Look, we know what happened. The tours pulled the ranking points lever because it was pretty much all they had at their disposal. It was all that they could do, and as a matter of principle in the power dynamics, they felt like they had to do something, and that was something. I don't think they did what they did with ranking points at Wimbledon. As part of a really thought through, this is definitely the best way to go of all available possible options. How to proceed here and this is kind of the inevitable outcome down the road of sort of unintended consequences. And it's a mess. It's a real mess. Just on stefanos sits a pass. Is he a better player? Than he was. Three years ago, two years ago. I think he's quite similar. Really, I don't think he's regressed personally. I think I don't necessarily think that that's the best scenario for him to play Djokovic, for instance, I think his best chance is always going to come on clay. Or maybe a hard high bouncing hardcore. I know he won the ATP finals. I just don't really think he's regressed. I think he's about the same. I certainly don't think he's got much better. But that's my point. I agree, he hasn't regressed, but he's the same player, but with some baggage. Yeah, at a point in his career. He's lost some spark. That should be sort of max progression. Yeah, on that spot. In the past three years. That makes because he's not new anymore. And he doesn't have the surprise factor and maybe the excitement factor of just not knowing any limits, really, which he had certainly two, three years ago. I think he still has the same degree of ambition. He strikes me as hugely dedicated and motivated and I think the fact that he had marked philippus as part of his team was a good thing. I think that that suggests a desire to improve and get better and find new ways. I think he needs to continue on that sort of road because what's clear is where he is right now is probably going to leave him unsatisfied in his career. Maybe on clay, maybe on clay, he can still with this game, do it, but look, he got beaten by whole guru this year, who's a very talented lad, but still, you know, he was two sets up in the French Open fire. I wasn't here a couple of years back and I think there's doubt as to whether we will get himself in that position again at the moment. Yeah, I mean, I think he's become very consistent. He wins a lot of matches. I think the fact that he's already qualified for the ATP finals when I think a lot of us might look at Citi passes year and think it's actually been a little bit disappointing, but that would be because we're probably judging him on the slams there. And he's been disappointing at the slabs. That lost a hulk aruna at the French Open when he was in the other half of the draw really disappointing and then that complete no show at the U.S. open in the first round. So I think he's become consistent. He's found a way to consistently play well, but he's just lost that, yeah, that sparked that kind of magic that he had that I felt like he was always dangerous in really big matches and like I said, I just didn't expect him to beat Djokovic at all, whereas 18 months ago, a couple of years ago, I really would have done. And talk about baggage. I mean, he's got this incredibly curious record in these 500 finals. He's never won one. He's zero 9 in 500 finals. He keeps losing. And he has had difficult opponents, but it does feel like baggage, as you said. The last couple of points from Astana, alcaraz, losing in his first match, hasn't won a match since the U.S. open, I think. He won a he won a Davis car. He won a Davis Cup. One Davis Cup. One one lost one, I think. Hasn't won a tour match with this was his one and only torch was to David Goffin. In straight sets, which is his first straight sets defeat of the year. Which is important to it. That record is unreal. Is it completely understandable that our grads would be having this dip post U.S. open? Pretty understandable. It makes me think of rata Kano. I think there are some similarities he's obviously more established than she was, of course. But he still reminds me of a kind of foal that has won the grand national. And then gone back to learning how to walk about. You know, he's playing against David Goffin who's just a kind of seasoned Yannick cinna type player who has these very short arms stabbed strokes, taken on the rise, taking the time away and just making life difficult. And I think our cries is gonna probably lose a few matches to people you'd think, oh, I didn't think he was as good as our crowds. But our council and probably gone beat Novak Djokovic to the Grand Slam, which nobody else would do. Last line from Astana, which is to mark your card about young Luca nadi. Lukina is 19 years of age. He is now ranked number a 132 in the world, which is a career high ranking. He is, you have to go down as low as him to find a player younger than Carlos alcaraz, the world number one in the rankings, love that stat. And the reason that we're talking about him is a will he qualified last week in Astana beat David Goffin along the way, David Goffin then ends up getting in as a lucky loser and beating Carlos Ankara's. I think that's what you call making the most of an opportunity nadi then moves to Adrian mannarino. He did, yes, he did. I was going to leave that out for him. Anyway. Naughty ends up reaching the round of 16 while losing two tiebreak sets to Stefano sit to pass. We think as much as we can think this sort of early stage of development of a young player, we think he's the real deal. Don't we? Yes. What do you think, Matt? Do you know, honestly, I have not really watched him yet because all of that was happening while I was while I was moving, but I do trust you, and I do trust Catherine, and I do trust Catherine's brother who is the guy who's gone biggest on him. Catherine's brother has predicted he'll be top 20 at the end of next year, I believe. And he did that before last week's results in Astana, which was that's why we were already aware of his existence before last week's results. And then those happened,

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

03:41 min | 3 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Now. But anyway, rude stayed away from that. Before we before Matt and I go back and watch the rest of that match. Matt doubles today. We're getting into the sharp end. I got a chance to interview Wesley kuhl hof and Neil skopski about their win there into the semifinals. It's bubbling up the doubles, isn't it? Yeah, it was doubles day on Lewis Armstrong stadium because it was a washout everywhere else and I think there were 5 doubles matches back to back on that court. In the men's ram and Salisbury who are the top seeds, day one, they will face kabal and Farah and number two seeds, cool, often scup ski, will face number three seeds, Marcello, aravalli, and Jean Julien Rogers. So three of the top four seeds in the men's double with semis. He's been around the houses of partners as a nation. And this time. And then in the women's Nicole mella Martinez and Ellen Perez, who are the form team, they've done they've had a brilliant summer. They beat Sarah srivas tormo and Kirsten flipkens, who I'll be honest, I thought had retired. She had she had retired mat. She told us she'd retired. She had a lovely hug with some and a jalapeno Wimbledon. I'm not sure how to feel about the podcast. Retiring, but having a big moment when you're retiring from singles and then just carrying on anyway and playing doubles. Fair play I say Martin, Martina Hingis retired three times. Anyway, maybe this was her retirement. She's lost. Yeah. Yeah, three sets, I think. You're not getting another fanfare on the podcast again, Kirsten, you've had you've had that. So yeah, that's the doubles. Well, we will follow it all with interest for the remaining days. I mean, everything else has been washed out so they've got quite a bit of catching up to me. There was an announcement in the media cafe, which, by the way, was absolutely deserted at midday today when the singles matches started on ash, presumably because so many media were here at 3 a.m. last night when Carlos Ankara was finishing the business. Yeah. All this morning rather. It was eerily empty. They made this announcement to a totally deserted room. At midday. So an hour after play was scheduled to start, we still potentially, you know, many hours to go. That all Genie matches were canceled for the day, such was the horror of the weather forecast. They called off everything. Without a roof at midday. Goodness. Just a word on our krazy schmatz. It was going on when we were on last night. And I didn't get through it all. I was asleep by the start of the four set to be honest. You did. You got dragged in, drawn in and even watched the lot. Was it like? It was thrilling. It was maybe the best men's match to the tournament. Oh, great. Thanks a bunch. That's the only one I haven't seen. You missed David and Marin Cilic under arms of got a feeling I might have seen that in my sleep, like with it on and just kind of just half asleep sort of where I was sort of vaguely aware. Yeah, David, that's not sleep. What you think obviously? Let's talk about the definition of sleep. You and I have different sleep. Yeah. Matt talks through the Marin Cilic under arm serve because I doubt there'll be another one. Well,

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:28 min | 3 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"One of the match that took place today under very difficult circumstances was a match between Marta kostyuk of Ukraine and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. It was one straightforwardly by Azarenka and there was no handshake after this match. I think the players just touched rackets and afterwards it was asked why she didn't shake hands with Azarenka and she said she didn't think it was appropriate. Given the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and in conjunction with Belarus and she said it was my choice. I don't feel like I know any single person who condemned the war publicly and therefore I can't. I can't shake hands with them. Azarenka was also asked about that afterwards. What was they just to what she had to say? Well, she said that she's been doing a lot behind the scenes to help. She said she'd had a very clear message from the beginning. Trying to help I do it for the people in need, juniors who need clothes, other people who need money or transportation, she said that she really wanted to play the tennis players for peace, exhibition, in the week leading up to the U.S. open, she was eventually pulled out of it by the USTA, but she said that it was a no brainer for her. She wanted to play. She said, why wouldn't I participate in a humanitarian aid for people who are really struggling right now? She said that she's never really had a relationship with mark's Acosta, but she said that as her role on the player council, part of it is to take on these issues and to talk to players and she said she is always making herself available for that. Okay. Well, obviously, just a really difficult situation all around Azarenka goes through to the next round. Now, the men that played earlier today collis alcaraz showed some fantastic form for a couple of sets, 6 two 6 one over Federico, which no great surprise. But then the third said, I actually got quite interesting. I kept an eye on that. He was leading it for two with our cars, and then suddenly Federico courier turned into the best player of all time for about four games. Well, look, I didn't watch every single point of this, but Matt and I were sat in the media cafe having a cookie break. Oh yeah. During the third set of this. And our grass is a breakup in the third absolutely cruising. I mean, there is just a golfing class between these two. And every time I look up, Carlos Ankara's is hitting what I would describe as a sort of exhibition an exhibition shot really a showtime shot. Which obviously I was loving. Mostly one weren't pulling off. There was a there was a front on tweener, just loosened his grip on it a bit. You know, and I don't know what it means because I don't think he would do that against better opposition, but equally I don't think that's brilliant. I bet, you know, exactly. He's so young, it's all new, you know, cruising through early rounds of slams is new to him. He reaches a quarter finals here last year and that was his breakthrough. That was only a year ago. When our only 12 months on just expecting him to cruise through these matches until he runs into basically one of the big three. And only one of them is here. Yes. So look it's all new. I do suspect when I call this had words. And I think you'll probably learn from it. But yeah, it was interesting. I mean, obviously that balance of being brilliant and loose and feeling free to be himself express himself on the court. But also being efficient and not being there for the show is going to be a balancing act. For him and I think it always is for players with that many tools at their disposal. I back into find the balance, but I think today you momentarily exposed that balance the exists and perhaps he is not always perfectly calibrated on it. Yeah, no, that makes sense. And he's got Jenson brooksby. Next. I mean, that's a really intriguing match. And for a start, we should reference that brooksby got a fabulous win today of a born a charge who we were big enough to, I haven't the other week after that incredible run to the Cincinnati title. Yes, he left his serve in Cincinnati. Unfortunately. So his Pete Sampras days of we're just a week. He left his rank on the grandstand call when this much was blade. The racket did not survive this match. Okay. Monitor it had a terrible day. He was a bit grouchy, wasn't he? He's not a big fan of Jensen Brooks back. There's a lot of people that are not. I mean, I kind of love that. I love the fact that Jensen brooksby just goes about his business. This is whatever the hell he wants. It's a bit Danielle Collins. You know, he's okay with the consequences of who he is. He's cool with who he is. Is there any concern that he might be getting just quietly bullied a bit? In terms of the fact that other players are not being necessarily very nice about him. I think there's a difference between born and chorizo complaining about the nonsense on court. You know, he was complaining about brooksby, you know, fist pumping his errors and fist bumping his mists of and calling out, you know, roaring at his errors and all of that, which, you know, isn't necessarily brilliantly sportsman like, but it's very college tennis, I think. It is, yeah, and that he hasn't really left that behind. He's brought it to the ATP tour. But because it's been effective for him. Totally. You know, and I think the issue that people take the Jenson brooksby is that his nonsense and abrasiveness, perhaps feels slightly more tactical and premeditated than others do. And that's not to say that I think it's all an act. I think it is him, but I also think he recognizes that wise people are. Get in the kitchen. You know, it was a massive factor on that in that win today. And it's got them into the third round of the U.S. open beating. This Cincinnati champion. So he was working that crowd, wasn't he? I mean, I think when he won the second set and he'd been behind all the way through it, he won it on a tie break and he was raising the hands and there's going to be a relationship between him and New York.

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

05:32 min | 3 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"And I don't know, he's a steely looking that guy's eye. I would not want to cross him, right at the moment, and he's been through some stuff. And yes, he's had the shoulder surgery. That's the most recent part of his journey. And I said earlier that I hadn't thought about born in church in two years and the last time I really re registered on my radar was the match he played and won against Stefano sits a pass at the 2020 U.S. open, which was an epic but was played at about 4 o'clock in the morning to an empty stadium and was deeply weird, lots of things were in 2020. Before that, the last time I thwart really thought about the career of born a charge. As you hinted at there, David, when Matt went to his press conference after his loss early at the 2020 Australian open, Matt remind us about that. Yeah, it was it was a press conference in, I don't know, four or 5 in Melbourne a really tiny room and it was just me and some Croatian journalists and I was a bit puzzled by what was happening to born in church at that stage because as I said in the 2018 I was really quite high on him. I thought he was going to probably break into the world's top ten and then 2019 he just couldn't buy a win and he said in that press conference at the 2020 Australian open, he went on court expecting to lose. Can there be a sadder quote really for a tennis player? You know, it was just the perfect illustration of how low his confidence was. And I do feel like this is kind of it's kind of a second innings really in his career, isn't it? He's completely reinvigorated at the moment. And to think that, you know, he was the original next gen guy in my mind, you know, in terms of the fact that he obviously not new balls, please, and all of them, but once I started next gen, he was the poster boy for it with his wins over marry in the Dallas as a teenager. And he's just been overtaken by everyone else virtually Rublev and sits a pass and Vera ever Medvedev. In a large part because they've been able to stay fit and he hasn't. And also, you know, they maybe didn't have those confidence issues that had. So to see him back, I think is really cool, actually. And yeah, he seems to be playing in a reinvigorated manner. And I think that very much ties in with what you're talking about, that sort of new killer approach that he's got. The match of the week on the men's side, I think with Carlos Ankara's against cam nori, which again completely unexpected to me because I've watched them play. I've actually watched them play twice this year. I know they'd played three times previously, but I watched the match they played at Indian Wells and that wasn't particularly close, alcaraz really had cameras number there. And then there was the match they played in Madrid, which was closer, and in fact, the school line suggested it was very close, but I still really felt like alcaraz threw out had cam nori's number. So this result somewhat surprised me. I think it is a massive win actually for Cameron norrie. I should stop being surprised by Cameron norrie is the bottom line. And I'm going to now, because I've gone from being surprised every time he wins to just putting him in my USA for mix. So that's how scrambled my brain is about tennis at the moment. But it was a fabulous match, wasn't it? Oh, is everything, really? It was late at night, pack crowds, both of them going toe to toe. Clearly loving the battle, both of them. That's something I enjoy about our craz just as much as I do about norrie, that this thirst for a tussle. Let's just have it. And I think that the surprise in a way is that we've seen the afterburners that alcaraz has in his game. That suddenly he steps on it and usually just trails off into the distance, but that was earlier this year. That hasn't been happening of late. He's been getting some results, but and getting to finals, but he hasn't been winning stuff and he hasn't been just destroying the opposition. I think because he's just not playing quite as well. And an element of it as I think that the players are starting to work out some tactics. I think nori is a real student and he will have gone back and watched those previous matches he had against stimulant look to other players who have had success against our craze and just believe he believes in himself yet he gives himself no doubts in his mind that cracking match against Andy Murray. I was probably the result of most surprised about all weight was the fact that he ended up losing to charge. Because he just seems so reliable. Now that's got to be credit to charge to some degree. But norrie just goes out and expects to win, matches against whoever it is, and I think our crust got close in this one.

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:03 min | 5 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"He was never in that match at all. And he said, you know, the disappointment is different because I was never in with a chance of having a proper run last year and clearly he thought he was on to something this year. Obviously impeded by the injury sustained in Stuttgart when he reached the final and lost a barattini, but he reckons he got the all clear on that. He was okay. He was ready to go today, but the fact that he couldn't get over the line he couldn't win those important couple of points. He feels massive missed opportunity and he's just gutted, isn't he? Yeah, I think he's just so frustrated to have drawn an informed John Isner. 8 times previously out of 8. Yeah. I didn't look at that match and think trouble for Maori because of the record because of how good he is against Isner, but Isner was exceptional. I mean, we have to say that, but. Look, you know, this was, it was different to Serena, you know, I mean, Serena might go on and very well, in fact, might go on and play the U.S. open, but he is in a different situation. I don't think this was all about Wimbledon. Certainly, this was a big focus, but I do think now it's big focus on U.S. open and he was talking about Australia was in tears. It's very much it's a balance between he's taking nothing for granted, you know, he's asked about coming back next year and he was sort of, yeah, my body allows it, of course I will be. But it's medium term, isn't it for Andy Murray. It's not last chance saloon, what I enjoyed about this defeat was it was just, it was a tennis defeat. He was gutted about it, but there was no element of tragedy. I didn't think about it. And I didn't feel like, oh my God, I've got to get in there because this might be the last time I see Andy Murray on at Wimbledon. Look it might be, but something would have to change, I think, for something we'd have to go wrong in the next 12 months for that to be the case. It just felt like a straightforward really frustrating tennis defeat for him. And it was pleased, it was pleasing not to feel any sort of hugely, you know, usually it's all so laden with layers of emotion and pathos and poignancy, isn't it with Andy Murray and it was a bit gutted on henman hill and feel the deflation of everybody watching, but it at least wasn't pathos laden. For once, where should we go now on this podcast that's meandering in places that I haven't particularly planned? Shall we go to Carlos alcaraz? Why not? Who played on court two today? And it was a really hot ticket. I know this because, as I mentioned earlier, my dad and my brother came today, and my brother came pretty much with the sole aim of seeing Carlos alcaraz, quote O lord and savior in the flesh for the very first time. He's renamed the WhatsApp group to whatever it is. Alka razzmatazz. Oh, Christmas. Okay. I mean, he doesn't talk about tennis unless he's talking about Carlos Alvarez these days. We're talking, we're talking about someone here that has scheduled on court two today, math with court one ticket, very disappointing. So plan plan a was just go and speak to them people at court two see if you can bake yourself on, didn't pan out. Plan B at that stage was go to court 12, which is three seating, go to the very top of court to the big court 12 stand. And see if you can stand on your tiptoes and get a view into court two. How did that work out? Well, I don't think it worked out. It just ended up watching Adrian mannarino against Tommy Paul. Twice a while. Yeah, so you can do the opposite. You can stand at the top of court two and watch court 12. Doesn't work the other way around. Can not see court too. Going to a court to watch Carlos sauerkraut and get in her dream mannering. Anyway, I won't tell tell the full tale. But math did end up watching some of Carlos alcaraz in the living flesh. What did you think? Well, I was very interested in this because look I know Carlos alcaraz is the real deal. He doesn't disappoint, you know, he is, he is what it says on the tin. I'm pretty comfortable about the amount of hype that we attach to Carlos sauerkraut. However, with Matthew dealing with, you know, going to court 12 to watch Adrian mannarino in order to catch a glimpse at the top of Carlos Ankara's head. She level of expectation. And I was worried that, oh my God, you can only disappoint relative to that. But he didn't. I think my brothers take was it was very interesting actually. He said, yes, look, there have been there have been moments of alca razzle dazzle, and they have been great. But what's been more striking is I'm just going to quote him because he put it far better than I could paraphrase. He said, I've been more in press with how high his floor is. Then how high his ceiling is. It's not, yes, the razzmatazz is brilliant and breathtaking. But he doesn't need that. That's very interesting. Win in tennis match. I'm really seeing him win matches with a high floor before. Interesting. Well, I walked up for the final set for the latter stages, and by this stage he's playing talent Greeks bore, he was good today actually, but our grass is completely in control at this point. And I sort of very little razzle dazzle, if any, to be honest, it was, it was just good grass court tennis. It was just a quite as straightforward good, grass got performance. He really was playing grass court tennis. Constructing grass court points, you know, knife return at knife approach shots that stay low, finished off with a, you know, with a with a good, deep volley not going for not going for too much on the volley, you know, just keeping it deep and low and looked very balanced, really balanced. I'm not saying the movement is exactly there yet, but that's usually the telltale sign, isn't it? With people that are uncomfortable on grass, he had that. Sort of wide base. Feeling. It was very convincing. Yes, I've been fortunate enough to watch both of his first two matches. And this was just a much more comfortable experience for him than stroop, who was coming at him, who was coming to the net, who was heading it big, who was serving ace, since he was putting him under constant pressure. Our crest was having to react to that and hang on to be honest. I thought he was going out in round one. Here against Greeks for Greek sport played well, but he doesn't have the weapons to throw alcaraz off balance in the way that someone likes truth does when he's playing well. And therefore, I think Al krez was just able to feel a lot more comfortable in the match. And I am absolutely agree with that analysis..

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

05:57 min | 6 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Is not mass stat. No, this isn't. This isn't. And I think I know what the status today is really good. I can't wait. I mean, they're always all, but it really is good. I think some people would have seen this coming from Cassidy, and I think she did feature in quite a lot of people's predictions, getting to the quarterfinal. I must say, I think I overlooked her because I viewed that Rome semifinal she had against sans chabert through such a jaber lens. And I was thinking, oh wow, jabir managed to come back and win this match when she really shouldn't have won it. But actually, that was a sign that casso kina was playing really well. She was beating on jabber, one of the form players, pretty handily in that match, in that third set. And probably should have won it. And she's carried that form here. And okay, I think she's had quite a kind draw. She hasn't faced anyone amazing. I would maybe have expected her to win all the matches she's played so far. But she's navigated it way more efficiently and easy than I would have thought. And yeah, she's beaten big hitters in shall we Rogers, Camila giorgi, and sort of think maybe she would get knocked off the court by then, but she's got a tricky enough game that she can tie them up and not. And I expected to beat Veronica could have met over, frankly. Did well today to beat beat Madison keys. She's got no real weakness. Has she could have met over she's an incredibly solid player. There's something very neat and tidy about her style of play, but yeah, but I expect kazaki to have too many tools. In that match up. So yeah, full House, I think as a keener. Should we talk about tomorrow's order of play? Because it has caused a little bit of conversation. Sure. This is how day ten at Roland Garros is going to play out well, I'm not going to tell you how it's going to play out, but I'm going to tell you how the schedule is looking. We start at midday with Martina trevisan against Leila Fernández, the all lefty quarterfinal, then it's coco Goff against Sloane Stephens, and then once the women are out of the way, the men take center stage I'm looking forward to those women's matches. In the afternoon session, third on chaturanga in the day, Alexander zverev against Carlos Ankara is repeat, of course, of the Madrid final and then in the night session, not before 8 45 after the DJ has finished his set. Novak Djokovic against Rafael Nadal. Thoughts and feelings. Well, in the end, they released the news that they released this very early today, didn't they? They wanted to get ahead of it and get that order of play out there and to let people know that everybody in France would be able to watch it because the Amazon Prime Video we're going to make it available without subscription and without registration even I think in order to see it nationally and because the whole thing was if it was in the afternoon, it would be on network TV television which is terrestrial TV if it was in the evening session and within Prime Video have the rights to that and therefore in theory it would be a much, much smaller audience and much more difficult for people to get to. But prime have said, listen, if you give it us or they've said they've given it to them, but they've said, we'll open it up to everybody. So that kind of sorted out the TV element of it. Nadal as we know had been adamant, I one afternoon. Djokovic said he didn't mind too much, but I mean, I think the theory is that it'll help him in the evening. And the Dow hates this. How do we feel about the fact, you know, aside from who it favors, these guys have played a 6 hour match before and that wasn't even on clay. This match is going to start at 9 p.m.. The whole concept of the night Sessions is flawed. The fact that the best case scenario for these matches is that they finish in a final set tiebreak. That is the dream. For any tennis match, and that can't happen, this side of one 30 a.m.. Which is ridiculous. Do you know, do you know, do you know what match could have finished in the final set tie break? And finished before one 30 a.m.. Coco golf Sloane Stephens. Yeah, you're right. But even then, it's still flawed because you shouldn't be able to start at 7 30 and have two women's matches or one men's 5 set match or it's just, I just really don't agree with any of it. Yeah, I'm not a fan of the night Sessions. I'm not a fan of the way they're doing the night Sessions, particularly starting so late. In terms of the actual match, I do think this helps Djokovic, but of course Nadal can still win. Nadal can beat Djokovic in conditions which don't favor him. Look at the 2020 Roland Garros final for evidence. You know, that was indoors. It was cold. I think everyone was thinking that those conditions would favor Djokovic and Nadal played a phenomenal match. But I think he's going to have to try and find a level somewhere close to that tomorrow. I would watch out for the Djokovic drop shot. That's been a very interesting feature of matches against Nadal in the past. I thought he put it away last year. I thought he overplayed it in 2020. So that.

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

07:19 min | 7 months ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

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

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"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

08:29 min | 1 year ago

"carlos ankara" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"I run out of underwear or run out of everything. This is the good mood, is it? This is the good mood you're experiencing it right now. Enjoy. And this is the washing machine, which worked a miracle during the U.S. open. So as not to kill your phone. It's a magical washing machine, but apparently it only has 11 months in it before a magical electrolux man has to come and replace the pump. But anyway, the iPhone killed the washroom machine. 11 months is that just in time for the guarantee? I paid for the three year guarantee because everything I own breaks. So we're fine, happiness, happiness, happiness all round, I would say. And happiness on a tennis run because the Davis Cup finals kick off tomorrow in three different locations in Madrid in Turin and Innsbruck, Austria. There is going to be a lot of tennis happening, isn't there? It's going to be it's going to be ten essential. I'm going to go from, I see, I thought I thought the tennis started today full disclosure because I felt like much been out in Madrid for days now, surely the tennis starts. Tuned in tried to find it no tennis. But yeah, I'm going to be going to a hundred tomorrow because there will be all the tennis from tomorrow. How should we do this? Should we do this? By location by group. So each location has two different groups each group has three different teams. Shall we go alphabetically? I think we should definitely go by location. Because alphabetically does not match up with location if that makes any sense whatsoever. Well, no, no, no, it does, because group a and Group B, Matt are in Madrid. Yeah, but then it all goes to pop. Yeah, but we'll start there. Okay. So you start with that. Starting with Matt, who is in Madrid, I mean, you're a cross all things Davis Cup, aren't you? But obviously, particular, particularize on Madrid and the two groups that we have there, which are group a featuring Spain, Russia and Ecuador. Are we calling that the group of death? Because you can't have a team group competition without a group of death, apparently? It's definitely the group of death in Madrid. Because the other group is Sweden, Canada and Kazakhstan. And with Canada's withdrawals, Felix Australia seem and Dennis Shapovalov both not playing. I think that's probably the weakest group in the whole competition to be honest. And the most wide open for sure. Michael Emma is Sweden's top player, as possible, is Canada's top player. And then Kazakhstan might even be the favorites in that group with Alexander public, and obviously they tend to play quite well. In fact, in Davis Cup, I think Kazakhstan. So that one is much more open, whereas, yeah, group a with Russia, Spain, and Ecuador, Ecuador, look, it's a tough rule. I think most drawers were going to be tough, but that's about as tough as it could possibly get. They have one player inside the top 150, and of course we know all about Spain and Russia's power. So I think that group really is going to be is going to come down to Sunday's match between Russia and Spain, which is a sellout. Oh, wow. Brilliant. Remind me of the situation there are 6 groups. And obviously 8 quarter final places. So the group winners go through what happens with the two remaining quarterfinal spots. There you go to the two best placed runners up and best placed is determined by matches and then by sets and then by games. So expect maths to be involved come Sunday. Oh, good. We've just done two Blum in round Robin finals in a row. I can't take time of year, isn't it? Yeah. Well, it's all on you, Matt. What I would say about the three location format, which is obviously new this year is I'm interested to find out how much it all feels like one tournament. And I actually think that will end up being easier perhaps for both of you to feel like it's all one tournament watching on TV and sort of darting across screens. I think when you're at a certain venue, you're just totally wrapped up in what's going on in that place. And personally, I'm very, very across what's happening in Madrid. You know, all the press conferences, these last few days and I'll be watching all the matches in Madrid. But I think it would be harder to get a sense of what's going on in the other groups. So I'm sort of interested to see how that plays out. There are lots of advantages, I think, of the three venues namely a massive problem with this competition in this new format, which we saw for the first time two years ago was the schedule matches were going on way into the night. And I think, with just fewer matches in the same location, they will have solved that fingers crossed and also tennis will find a way to finish it through. Tennis finds a way. And also I think another benefit of this new system is that there are very few matches going on in the mornings. You know, we talked about the Billie Jean King cup, you know, starting at ten o'clock in the morning. It's just unreasonable, really to expect a load of people to be able to attend that, whereas I thought we were going to say it's unreasonable to expect Catherine to be out of bed. That too. We have had any event over three countries at the same time. I don't think we have, have we? I mean, I suppose the closest. I mean, it's not countries, but ATP cup was that indifferent. The first version of that. Different cities, three different cities. Yeah, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne. But yeah, I mean, so one benefit is that most of the tennis starts four o'clock local time everywhere, which, you know, is going on in the afternoon evening. It's just a better time for people to be able to attend, I think. And then there's morning sessions at the weekend where more people can attend. So I think scheduling wise, I think it will be an improvement. I'm just curious to find out how it all feels, I suppose, with the different location. The Spain team are fascinating, aren't they? There's obviously no Raphael Nadal there. They're sort of led out their highest player is public renew buster, but I'm imagining that he's getting minimal attention within the Spanish team, media attention media interest, all the rest of it. Because Carlos Ankara is there and is evidently speaking very dreamily about what it means to him to be a part of the Spanish team, incidentally, Feliciano Lopez is also in the team, and I'm keen to know if there is ever been a bigger age gap between team members than there is between alcaraz and Lopez. Yeah, 22 years the age gap between Feliciano Lopez and Carlos alcazar there is Robert lynch dead is here, and he's 44 for Sweden and Michael ima is 23. That's an age gap of 21. And then I'm wondering whether Daniel Nestor and Felix Australia seem maybe have been on the team together for Canada. I could have mentioned there being a big age graph there. But yeah, it's pretty extraordinary. And I was in the Spanish press conference today and Lopez and alcaraz were sitting next to each other and I asked Lopez can you sort of put into words how special alcaraz is, you know, I know that's a hard question with him sitting right next to you..

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